UPDATE10/1/18 If you are one of the 200+ people who applied to field test the Graphiti - THANK YOU! APH updated that there are only 36 units available for field testing and not all of those 36 units have come in yet.
UPDATE: If you are interested in field testing, please fill out APH's survey (link at the end of this post) or contact APH directly. Paths to Technology is only sharing the information and is not directly involved in the field project.
The Graphiti is a refreshable tactile graphics display developed by Orbit Research and the American Printing House for the Blind. Graphiti’s breakthrough technology allows graphics to be represented by means of an array of variable-height pins. The unit consists of a 60 x 40 grid of variable-height, equidistant pins. Graphiti features the ability to detect touch, so the student can draw, zoom, or scroll directly on the display. Learn more about Graphiti here.
APH is seeking field evaluators working with students or clients who are blind and visually impaired. Teachers will test software, hardware, connectivity design, and functionality of the Graphiti. Input is needed to inform the development of tactile graphics for specific content areas, and assessing the potential for use in the classroom and for online testing.
The video below demonstrates Graphiti, a revolution in accessible graphics.
APH will begin field evaluations in the spring of 2018. If you are interested in helping to evaluate the Graphiti, please complete a field evaluator form.