Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
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"Serving individuals with special needs through research and innovation in affordable assistive technologies"

ASSISTECH is an inter-disciplinary group of faculty, research staff and students from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, which is engaged in using modern technology for finding affordable solutions for the differently abled in country. The focus of the group is on mobility and education which we consider are fundamental to enable any person to live independently and with dignity.

HIGHLIGHTS

Successful completion of three day workshop on "USE OF DIGITAL CONTENT FOR BRAILLE AND TACTILE GRAPHICS PRODUCTION IN BRAILLE PRESSES OF INDIA"

A three day workshop on the "USE OF DIGITAL CONTENT FOR BRAILLE AND TACTILE GRAPHICS PRODUCTION IN BRAILLE PRESSES OF INDIA" was organized jointly by National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities (Divyangjan) and DAISY consortium in collaboration with Centre of Excellence in Tactile Graphics, IIT Delhi. The workshop was conducted at IIT Delhi from 8th to 10th June 2017






Glimpses from the event:

Day 1 focused primarily on using digital books from online libraries for Braille content generation and tools for conversion from different digital formats to MS word format

Day 2: There was a talk given on various techniques of generation of Braille content and tools for generation of mathematics content in Nemeth Braille

Day 3: Complete flow of design and production of tactile graphics.




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