Graphiti Field Testers Needed

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Graphiti, APH's full page braille display.

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.


Posted by Ginger RileySep 04, 2018

I work with students who are blind and visually impaired. We would love to evaluate the Graphiti to see if we would like to purchase in the near future. Thank you

Posted by Diane BraunerSep 05, 2018

Please complete the Field Evaluator Form listed in the article above or contact APH directly. Good luck!

Posted by Lisa Cook Sep 07, 2018

I would love to participate

Posted by Mary YearwoodSep 09, 2018

I would love to participate in the testing as well.

Posted by Jeanette NormanSep 18, 2018

As I serve high school students that are taking Geometry, Biology, Physical Science and Algebra, I would love to field test the Graphiti! I would provide timely, detailed feedback, video demonstrations, student interviews, general education teacher input and I would also cheer on student success!

Posted by Jeannie LeiSep 22, 2018

Academic 7th grade Braille user

Posted by Katharine WilsonSep 22, 2018

I would like to participate

Posted by Elizabeth KarelsSep 24, 2018

I would like to trial this with a preschool prebraille student, a middle school braille reader, and an elementary dual media student.

Posted by Della BijoSep 25, 2018

I am working with special need children blind and deaf-blind challenged.I am interested in Graphiti field test. Can you provide me in Abudhabi, Alain? If I succeed and it works out I can introduce instrument herein Uae.

Posted by Leslie BailiffSep 27, 2018

I filled out the form to be a field tester and have not heard back from APH. How long should I keep waiting? Or should I fill it out again?

Posted by Elizabeth Iovine Sep 30, 2018

I am a teacher of the visually impaired who would love to test this with my students.

Posted by Katherine LukesOct 01, 2018

I had the opportunity to see this product briefly at the Technology conference in San Diego and was thinking how wonderful this would be for our students who need on the spot graphic access. I also think it would be great to let our students get their hands on this product because, they could give a lot of first hand feed back on what they feel works best and maybe what they would like to have as well.

Posted by Diane BraunerOct 01, 2018

UPDATE: 10/1/18 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 the units that they ordered have come in yet.