What we do
Our aim is to bring easy access of visual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) data to Blind and Visually Impaired Students. We believe that scientific data of all forms should be accessible to anyone.
We are developing an online service which will give users access to a network of volunteers with STEM knowledge, who can quickly identify and describe visual resources for them. We are also working on a tablet device, allowing BVI users to access visual data through touch and sound.
Our dedicated app allows BVI users to quickly and easily get help with a diagram from a researcher in their field. Our volunteer network of STEM specialists is Grapheel’s backbone. They provide our users with quick and reliable responses to image queries and ensure nobody gets left in the dark.
Tactile Graphics Display – Research & Development
Our Tactile Graphics Display will allow touch interaction with visual data using taxels, or tactile pixels. We strive to deliver the best user experience with an innovative technology in the field of tangible computing, HCI, and Technology Enhanced Learning via this R&D project.
Public engagement & consultancy
We know how difficult it is to find the appropriate support when it comes to making scientific content accessible. Therefore, we find it important to not only innovate and introduce a volunteer community, a new technology, but also to reach out to teachers, parents, rehabilitation workers, who might need a hand with delivering their science classes, solving homeworks with their kids.