Touchable Online Braille Generator

to Wooseob Jeong, assistant professor, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


Through surveys and experiments with the blind and the visually impaired, this project will work to identify optimal conditions for combining force feedback technology with an online Braille generator. The final product of this research will enable visually impaired people to enjoy all library services and resources as well as the enormous amount of information on the Web more freely. The project was submitted under this year's Research Topic 1 – Accessibility and Universal Design in Library Services and Resources.

Resulting publications & presentations:

  • Jeong, Wooseob (2005) Touchable Online Braille Generator (poster/demo) ASSETS 2005, the 7th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, October 9-12, Baltimore.
  • Jeong, Wooseob (2008). Touchable Online Braille Generator, Information Technology and Libraries, 27(1): 48-52.

Awards Won

Title Year
Diversity Research Grant

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services sponsors this grant program which began in 2002 to address critical gaps in the knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion issues within library and information science.

2005 - Winner(s)