Braille Touch - the Entrepreneurial Story of an Accessibility app

Wednesday Lunch Talk at Stockholm Co-location Centre
March 20, 2013 between 12.00 and 14.00

Please register before March 18 for catering purposes!

Kind regards
Karoline Beronius, Co-location Centre Manager

Abstract:
Braille Touch is a revolutionary iPhone app for the blind community that lets you type using braille on your touchscreen. In this talk, I will tell four intertwined tales; first- the story of the invention of Braille; second – the human story behind the development of Braille Touch; third – the academic impact of Braille Touch and fourth – the entrepreneurial efforts towards a successful commercialization of Braille Touch and its ultimate goal of promoting permanent positive social impact in underrepresented communities. 

To get most out of this talk – if you have an iPhone, please download Braille Touch from the App Store and teach yourself a bit of Braille: http://brailletouchapp.com

Bio: 
Dr Mario Romero is Associate Professor in Human-Computer Interaction in the Department of High-Performance Computing and Visualization (HPCViz) at KTH. He is a Fulbright Scholar from Ecuador and a graduate of Georgia Tech (PhD Computer Science, 2009), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Master Computer Science 2001) and Universidad San Fransisco de Quito (B.S. Industrual Engineering and B.S Construction Engineering, 1996). 

Dr Romero is also a technical co-founder of BrailleTech, developer and distributor of Braille Touch. Dr Romero’s research centers in Human-Computer Interaction, Visualization, and Ubiqutous and Accessible Computing. 

 

 

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