Artful Innovation: Inclusive Design and Technology

July 20 – August 30, 2017 | A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program


Orbit Research and American Printing House for the Blind, Inc

Graphiti is a prototype tactile touch display that enables people who are blind or have low vision to access onscreen graphic and photographic information and to draw their own graphics. Moving pins of varied heights convey topography, graphic elements, and shades of grey and color to the user’s fingers. A touch interface allows the user to draw a shape with a fingertip, which raises the pins along the traced path. Through design and technology, 2D graphic information becomes accessible through touch.

American Printing House for the Blind Website
A black, square device with gray buttons in the bottom center. The digital interface displays the companies acronym APH.