• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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39th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference Has Concluded

AI-Powered Web Shape to Braille for the Visually Impaired

Date & Time
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 3:20 PM PDT  
Orange County 3-4  
This session will introduce attendees our algorithm designed to complement an innovative refreshable braille display. Unique in its capacity, this display can present both textual content and image representations concurrently. The core focus will be on the specialized segment of our technology that brings shapes from the digital world to tactile braille form. Key elements of the presentation include: Introduction to the Technology: An overview of the refreshable braille display and its groundbreaking capabilities. Deep Dive into the Algorithm: Understanding how AI powers the recognition and interpretation of distinct digital shapes, making them accessible in braille. Application & Impact: Discussing the potential this technology has to reshape digital interactions for the visually impaired. Challenges & Solutions: A transparent look into the hurdles faced during development and the innovative solutions derived. The Future of Digital Accessibility: Envisioning a future where the visually impaired interact holistically with the digital realm, beyond just text. Join us for an insightful session that promises not just to inform, but to inspire. If you're passionate about assistive technology, inclusivity, or are just curious about the intersection of AI and accessibility, this session is tailor-made for you. Together, let's envision a world where the digital landscape is accessible to all.  
  • Higher Education
  • Disability Specific
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
  • Research & Development
  • Manufacturing
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
A session for innovators in assistive technology. The algorithm for the technology behind our designed refreshable braille display is discussed. This session could spark fresh insights for enhancing digital solutions for the visually impaired.  
Primary Topic
Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)  
Secondary Topics
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Education
  • Emerging Technologies
Session Type
General Track  


  • Maryam Etezad
    Chapman University
  • Chelsea Parlett
    Chapman University

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