Inducement prize: Tactile Displays for the Visually Impaired

Publication date
May 23, 2017
Deadline
November 23, 2018
Short description

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 that makes visually impaired people benefit from digital technologies and improves the quality of their lives especially in the area of education and navigation; and, to stimulate broader European efforts in developing solutions for this societal need.

The indicative budget for the prize is EUR 3.00 million from the 2019 budge

Expected Impact:

An affordable, full-page tactile display, which is able to convey digital information in both braille and tactile graphics form to 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 where, vision being engaged, the touch function of hands needs to be applied.

For more information and official documentation, please visit this H2020 webpage

Type
  • H2020
Geographical focus
  • H2020
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Admin WBC-RTI.info on September 3, 2018
Modified on September 3, 2018