Apr 28, 2017
233-04-28-17 Squirrel Devices Tactile
Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look
at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to
help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or
other special needs!
Developers at Squirrel Devices have designed the Tactile
Caliper, a geometry instrument for persons with blindness to
measure and draw with accuracy and speed. The Tactile Caliper
is simple to use and provides braille output to 1/16th of an
The Tactile Caliper displays readings directly in braille,
giving instant results. The caliper's design allows for small
objects to be inserted into the caliper's opening, which eliminates
common problems for students who have difficulty holding the ruler
steady. It is not yet available in centimeter measurements
and can only measure objects 12 inches or less in size.
For more information, to read our blog, or to drop us a line,
. That was your Accessibility Minute for
this week! I¹m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at
Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.