[Athen] haptic devices
Prof Norm Coombs
easi.easi at gmail.com
Sat Jan 30 18:01:45 PST 2016
EASI is hosting a webinar somewhat related to this topic with John
EASI Free Webinar: Training students Who Are Blind to Read Tactile
Presenter: John Gardner from Viewplus Technology
There will be a fuller description long before March 10. There is
already a link for early registrations for this free event. Go to
http://easi.cc/clinic.htm and look under the month of March
On 1/29/2016 7:39 AM, Nast, Joseph M wrote:
> FYI, a crucial part of evaluating these haptic devices as assistive
> technology is determining what programs support their use. The
> controller (and its cost) is merely the tip of the iceberg so to
> speak. Personally, I doubt many publishers have developed
> instructional software that support haptic devices, but it’s certainly
> worth researching.
> From a cursory examination of the information available, it looks like
> the Geomagic Touch has been developed specifically for the education,
> bio-medical research, and industrial design markets. The Falcon,
> however, has been marketed heavily as a game controller. I would
> expect that to see more educational software that supports the
> Geomagic Touch than the Novint Falcon.
> [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] *On Behalf Of
> *Karen Sorensen
> *Sent:* Thursday, January 28, 2016 1:26 PM
> *To:* Access Technology Higher Education Network
> *Subject:* [Athen] haptic devices
> Hi A11y Colleagues,
> We would like to try out a haptic device to see if it could make
> online graphs and simple drawings more accessible to our online
> students with visual disabilities.
> Here are a couple I've seen. Does anyone have any experience with them
> or any others?
> * Novint Falcon, available for $199 with education discount
> * Geomagic Touch
> approx $599
> Thanks in advance for any input.
> Karen M. Sorensen
> Accessibility Advocate for Online Courses
> www.pcc.edu/access <http://www.pcc.edu/access>
> Portland Community College
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