Horizon 2020: Prize for the creation of tactile displays for the visually impaired
3 million euros is available to create a solution to benefit visually impaired people (30 million in Europe) but also a wider range of people.
The solution should be an affordable, full-page tactile display, which is able to convey digital information in both braille and tactile graphics form. It will improve access to digital information for people with visual impairments. The solution should benefit visually impaired people (30 million in Europe) but also a wider range of people in need of multitasking solutions (e.g. where their vision is engaged, touch can be used).
People with visual impairment have serious difficulties in accessing digital information. This is a growing challenge as digital content becomes increasingly reliant on graphics which are particularly challenging to translate. Existing solutions are very costly and provide limited reading experience, usually in braille and not graphics.
The objectives of this inducement prize are:
- To address this significant gap in the ICT market with a tactile graphical display. The display will help visually impaired people benefit from digital technologies. It will help improve their quality of life especially in the area of education and navigation.
- To stimulate broader European efforts in developing solutions for this societal need.
The indicative budget for the prize is 3 million euros.
The full name of this funding call is: Inducement Prize – Tactile Displays for the Visually Impaired (H2020-TACTILEPRIZE-2017)
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