* New Information

Snapshot of the lab members at Sight World 2013 Day 2. Old members joined in.

* Tactile Star Chart

Snapshot of a tactile star chart.

  Star charts are tactualized by using capsule paper. They were very popular at Sight World 2013 amongst blind people who were interested in but never had access to constellations.

* Tactile Map Automatic Creation System (TMACS)

Map from Niigata Daigaku Mae Station to University of Niigata. Print it onto capsule paper to produce a tactile map. (PDF file 76KB)

We are developing a Tactile Map Automated Creation System (TMACS), which enables blind people to produce tactile maps of any location in Japan. Please give it a try to see how easy to make a tactle map with our system.

Move to TMACS.

* Contents

* Lab Members' and Collaborators' Page

Laboratory members and research group members in other institutes are introduced on Lab Members' and Collaborators' Page.

* Contact

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