A Tangible Interface for Information Exchange Addressing Deaf-Blind Users
AuthorsTom Bieling, Tiago Martins and Gesche Joost
SessionD4. Designing with technology
Date and Time2014-06-17, 14:45 - 15:05
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The LormHand is a public installation allowing deaf-blind people to post messages on Twitter or other social networks. This is achieved by means of a tangible interface in the shape of a hand, designed to recognize the tactile patterns of the Lorm Alphabet. It was originally developed for a deaf-blind protest in Berlin and addresses the condition of isolation imparted by deaf-blindness.