During my sophomore year of college I worked on an accessibility project with Dr. Shaun Kane and Matthew Forr as part of UMBC’s The Pad Research Lab.
We built from scratch a multitouch table with blind accessibility in mind. The table was made completely out of commercially available parts. I presented (download PowerPoint) my research findings at UMBC’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day or URCAD. My poster was also accepted to the Grace Hopper Conference.
The future work of the project is to create interactive tagged objects like a keyboard cutout that when placed on the table, the table would recognize it and alter the user interface.