Announcing the Accessibility Cloud and Seeing Aid
After a decade of design we are now going to layout for you what we have been up to. There is a long way to go and we will need lots of help from individuals and corporate sponsors. If you have low vision we would definitely like your input on what to build in to the project, ways to communicate all the data that is in the network, and some help defining the standards. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact via twitter at twitter.com/seeingaid .
Going to start releasing more info on seeingaid and our tactile language called tactilian now that patent applications have been filed.
Our Seeingaid calculates your whereabouts inside and outside and uses speech and a tactile language to communicate info about objects around you.
To make sure we could talk to deaf blind we needed a tactile shorthand better than other solutions out there. That invention was tactilian.
We would like help in building the vocabulary of our accessible language so its power can be used by billions as a truly global language.
Ba Da Fa Ja Ka La Ma Na Pa Ra Sa Ta Va Wa Ya Za that is the upward building block or syllables in our word and phrase structure.
Every syllable Ba De Jo . Has a unique tactile stroke and direction that can be recognized on our tactile pad against your skin.
Every letter combination or stroke is significant. This allows our language to be the most condensed. That means every bit is accounted for!
By categorizing words with certain line styles in the foundation of our language tactilian becomes possibly the easiest language to learn.
Early on we realized that advancements in technologies would allow for new ways for the blind to explore their surroundings and then upload what they learned about a restaurant, office building, or park path to build models that others could then access before entering the door of the establishment or hiking trail.
There are some patent pending and cutting edge technologies behind much of what we are doing. Here is an outline of our projects underway and planned.
1. Acquire the outdoor data
2. Acquire Indoor data
3. Building a 3D image database for educational tactile learning
4. Publishing the model of numerical data so users can feel and hear about their surroundings
5. Building the tactile pad, haptic glove, and other sensory devices that talk to the user
6. Creating the standards for animated tactile symbols and icons
7. Calculating one's position in the known world
8. Building app's and macros for pathways and timed events
9. Pushing tours of places over the cloud to our users
10. Reporting weather and other alerts directly to local users
11. Building Social meeting places with tactile named avatars
12. Taking and sharing photographs with our tactile camera
13. Broadcasting sporting events over the Tactile World
14. Sharing your backyard birdhouse for others to feel the activity
15. Open up the network for developers to add gaming and other tactile experiences
As you can see this is a big project. Big enough to be called the Accessibility Cloud! It will reach across the globe. In fact people across the globe will be able to explore museums or national parks from thousands of miles away or be in a new location and know what's around the corner, 2 feet in front of them, or on the other side of the wall.
If you are blind or deaf blind and have sometime to tell us what you would want in a solution that gave you access to more things, more knowledge about your whereabouts, and new ways to explore please email me at email@example.com or reach out to me at twitter.
There are many ways to illuminate. There are many places to explore.
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go where there is no path, and leave a trail."
Visit www.HapticGlove.com for some other exciting work our engineers are doing.
Where we need help is in defining the standards and definitions of the objects, obstacles, and locations you most think we should identify. With the help of manufacturers, organizations for the blind, and users like you we intend to build our tools and stick to the adage of "getting it right the first time".
We are not looking to replace other visual aids like the cane. We are looking to augment existing technologies by incorporating GPS, RFID, and our SeeingAid solution to deliver more information about your vicinity and guide you around obstacles and toward targets. Our solution can see around corners, remember the last known location of mobile obstacles, and teach itself safe pathways using artificial intelligence and user provided data.
May 31, 2014
Time to share, time to deploy.
Please email us directly with more questions. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org .