Anne DeWitte

Anne DeWitte

Tangible Surface Research, LLC


Published on Jan 23, 2016

Experiment Complete. Thank you!

Done! Look at the Results section for the summary, analysis and future directions. Thank you backers!Thank you Joe Kells, Rene Latorre and all the test participants at the Associa...

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Published on Nov 30, 2015

RIT School of Design Students Continuing Tactile Icon Development

Last month at the RIT Effective Access Technology Conference, Professor Deborah Beardslee stopped by our booth and learned about the study. She thought the tactile icon activity would be a great o...

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Published on Nov 19, 2015

Testing is complete!

Hello Team!Testing was completed at ABVI on Monday 11/16/15. Now to crunch the numbers. Thank you to the test participants! Here are a couple pictures. There will ...

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Reply to:Don RilingDon Riling
Hello Don, our local organzation - the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) will be spreading the word. Also I may find someone to produce a simple video. I've tried to make contacts with the larger advocacy organizations but no luck. To them I'm just another vendor trying to...more
Thank you Don. It is inspiring and motivating to work with the ABVI test participants, especially Kirstyn Smith who dedicated an afternoon to evaluate overlays developed by the RIT students. We are on the right track. Support from you and the rest of the backers make this all happen!
Hi Steve Great comments! Here we go… Regarding form _follows_ function, I’ll post a lab note voicing the desired state once I have received all the input from the test. From what I have observed so far, aesthetics are important, even to people that are totally blind. Stay tuned for that no...more
Reply to:Steve DealSteve Deal
Hi Steve! Excellent point. I thought of adding a registration point or shape for the test but a raised frame is a much better idea. Most microwave control panels have well-defined edges but I noticed that many refrigerator control panels are very smooth and blend in with the doors. Same with ...more