New Horizons Program 328


This week on program 328 of New Horizons, Robyn Gaile speaks with Jonathan Jackson, the Head of Clinical Services at the Australian
College of Optometry.

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Apple Insertion Indicator on Braille Display Patent

Apple have been granted a patent to define an insertion indicator (cursor position) on a braille display using dots 7 and 8. The patent also includes a method for displaying the braille display text on screen.

United States Patent 8616888
A method of reproducing a location of an insertion indicator on a Braille device having a plurality of Braille cells, each of the plurality of Braille cells including Braille dots 1-6 to represent a character and Braille dots 7-8 to convey additional information, the method comprising: receiving information on a processor about the insertion indicator at a first location that is between a first and a second adjacent characters displayed on a display device; and providing an output associated with the insertion indicator from the processor to the Braille device, wherein the output causes the Braille device to reproduce the location of the insertion indicator by raising exactly one dot from Braille dots 7-8 in each of two adjacent Braille cells that correspond to the first and the second adjacent characters such that the two raised dots are adjacent one another.

More information can be found here

Want to know more about the “Right To Read” campaign and the recent WIPO treaty?

Want to know more about the “Right To Read” campaign and the recent WIPO treaty?

Listen to Maryanne Diamond and Dr Frederic Shroeder on Vision Australia’s Talking Vision for 2013 at Talking Vision

New Horizons Program 327

This week on program 327 of New Horizons, Robyn Gaile speaks with George Booth of Travel Tree, about a tour to Thailand, which is designed for people who are blind or vision impaired.

The link to listen is Program 327 of New Horizons

George Booth
Phone: 08 9382 5044

For more information on the Thailand VI Tour visit
George Booth’s website

New Horizons program 326

This week on program 326 of New Horizons, Robyn Gaile speaks with Max Bini, Tertiary Education Consultant at Vision Australia.

The direct link to listen is Program 326