6 young ASU (Arizona State University) faculty earn NSF Career awards PDF Print E-mail

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Public release date: 20-Apr-2009

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"Using computers to help the visually impaired

Baoxin Li is working in the areas of computer vision, multimedia processing and statistical methods in visual computing. His Career award provides more than $400,000 for research into technology to aid the visually impaired.

"We want to build a computer-based system to automatically create tactile graphics for people with visual disabilities," Li says. His idea is to use computer technology to allow a person with visual impairments to read text or view web site content in the privacy of their own homes and work spaces in the same way as people without sight impairments.

"We can develop a system so that people with visual impairments can have easy access from their laptops at home or in the lab, so they can do everything themselves," he says....

The effort to aid STEM students will have a broad range of applications in the areas of computer vision and pattern-recognition. Li's group is collaborating with the Phoenix Foundation for the Blind, as well as ASU's Disability Resource Center and the Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing."

Read the entire article at: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-04/asu-sya042009.php

 

 

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