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Workshop on Accelerated Production of Tactile Graphics
This workshop will be in two sessions, morning and afternoon. In the morning session, participants will be introduced to the Tactile Graphics Assistant and its accompanying workflow shown below. This new technology enables the rapid translation of figures in math and science textbooks from a visual form to a tactile form. The web page http://tactilegraphics.cs.washington.edu describes the overall Tactile Graphics Project at the University of Washington. The afternoon session will be a hands-on session where participants will translate sets of figures from textbooks to a tactile form using the new technology. There are a limited number of stations that will be available for hands-on training, but others are invited to attend to observe the process. Those participating the afternoon training must attend the morning session.
In addition to the Tactile Graphics Assistant, the software that will be used in the afternoon training will include Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Omnipage Optical Character Recognition, and Duxbury Braille Translator. We expect that those who participate in the afternoon hands-on training will have experience with these or similar software applications. Please download the TGA and Workflow Manuals below for more detailed information.
If you are interested in participating in the afternoon hands-on training please send e-mail to Richard Ladner at firstname.lastname@example.org before April 1, 2007. The sooner the better because of limited space for training.
For more information on the National Braille Association Conference, visit http://nationalbraille.org.
Download the Training ManualTactile Graphics Assistant & Workflow Manual
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University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2350
(206) 543-1695 voice, (206) 543-2969 FAX
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