[accessibleimage] Re: Version 0.0.18 of SVGDraw01 with AudioTac is now available for download

Hi Sue,

Great to hear that the program is working well for you.

I will be pleased to make a presentation to your math teachers. Just let me
know when.

Dick Baldwin

On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 11:49 AM, mattsons <mattsons@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Dick,****
>
> Hi. Took a few minutes this morning to try a drawing in your program and
> send it to the Tiger. I was really pleased with the output. Being able to
> set the opacity of the lines really helps the Tiger to make the lines I
> wanted more prominent to emboss out a bit higher than others. I am
> attaching my drawing.****
>
> ** **
>
> Anytime you would like to borrow our Touchpad you are more than welcome.
> It is a bit busy here right now but at some point I would like to schedule
> a time for our math teachers to see a demonstration of this program in our
> computer lab.  Susan Osterhaus with our Outreach dept. has also expressed
> interest in participating.****
>
> ** **
>
> thank you,
> Sue Mattson****
>
> ** **
>
> *From:* accessibleimage-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
> accessibleimage-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Richard Baldwin
>
> *Sent:* Sunday, November 06, 2011 6:56 PM
> *To:* BlindMath Mailing List; accessibleimage@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [accessibleimage] Version 0.0.18 of SVGDraw01 with AudioTac is
> now available for download****
>
> ** **
>
> Although the name of the program is SVGDraw01, this is not a posting about
> SVG. Instead, this is a posting about making it possible for blind people
> to communicate with the rest of the world through the use of the
> mathematical concepts embodied in the Cartesian Coordinate System.****
>
> ** **
>
> Version 0.0.18 of my drawing program for blind users is now posted at:
> http://www.austincc.edu/baldwin/SWT-SVG/SVGDraw01.zip and is available
> for immediate downloading.****
>
> ** **
>
> The new material in this version consists primarily of the addition of a
> new feature that I am referring to as the AudioTac Display.****
>
> ** **
>
> The name AudioTac is a combination of the words audio and tactile. The
> AudioTac Display makes it possible for blind users to interpret drawings
> using sound in conjunction with touch, an embossed tactile grid (paper),
> and a mouse or a touchpad.****
>
> ** **
>
> More specifically, the AudioTac Display makes it possible for blind users
> to trace out the shapes in a drawing by moving a finger (or a mouse) on a
> tactile grid while being guided by stereo multi-frequency sounds emitted by
> the program.****
>
> ** **
>
> The AudioTac Display is not intended as a replacement for high-quality
> embossed graphics. Instead, the purpose of the AudioTac Display is to
> provide an economical "quick look" alternative to the use of fully embossed
> drawings in order to allow the user to form a mental image of the shapes in
> a drawing. ****
>
> ** **
>
> I would never suggest that it is easy to follow the boundary of a shape or
> to form a mental image of the geometry of the shape by following that
> boundary. However, once you learn to do that, the results can be very
> rewarding. As mentioned earlier, the combination of the drawing features of
> the program and the ability to interpret drawings through a combination of
> sound and touch will make it possible for you to economically communicate
> with the rest of the world using the mathematical concepts embodied by the
> Cartesian Coordinate System.****
>
> ** **
>
> Practice may be required for you to succeed in interpreting drawings. I
> suggest that you start by drawing and interpreting simple shapes, such as
> circles, rectangles, ellipses, and simple polylines. Then progress to more
> complex shapes as your skills improve.****
>
> ** **
>
> The Instant Display feature of the program makes it possible for blind
> users to create drawings and use scanning sonification software (such as
> the vOICe) to obtain qualitative information about shapes. In other words,
> an experienced vOICe user can gain a general idea of the geometry of a
> simple shape by analyzing an image of that shape with scanning sonification
> software. I doubt, however, that much in the way of quantitative
> information can be obtained through the use of scanning sonification
> software.****
>
> ** **
>
> The AudioTac Display feature makes it possible for blind users to obtain
> hard-core quantitative information about a shape, such as the locations and
> values of the peaks and troughs in a graph showing the price of a stock, or
> the distance between two walls in the floor plan of an apartment.****
>
> ** **
>
> Both approaches have much to offer the blind user, and I encourage you to
> use both approaches to glean as much information as possible from the
> shapes in drawings. You can use the Instant Display for sonification, and
> the AudioTac Display for a more rigorous quantitative analysis.****
>
> ** **
>
> First, however, you need to download the zip file using the link that is
> provided above.****
>
> ** **
>
> Next, you need to extract all of the material from the zip file into an
> empty folder being careful to preserve the directory tree structure. Don't
> extract into the root ****
>
> directory. One user has reported problems accessing the Help file when the
> contents of the zip file were extracted into the root folder.****
>
> ** **
>
> Execute the file named RunSVGDraw01.bat to run the program.****
>
> ** **
>
> It is not necessary for you to have Java or any other special software
> installed on your computer to run this program. You should even be able to
> extract the contents of the zip file onto a USB flash drive and run the
> program on any Windows system, Version XP or later, with 32-bit or 64-bit
> hardware. Of course, you don't have to use a USB flash drive, I mention
> that simply to emphasize the flexibility that you have with the program.**
> **
>
> ** **
>
> When the program starts, you will land on Home Base from which you can
> press F1 to open the help file, or select any of the actions provided by
> the menus. Instructions for opening the menus are printed on Home Base.
> Alternatively, you can simply open the file named
> SvgDraw01.Instructions.htm in your browser and read the instructions
> without running the program. A copy of the instruction file is attached to
> this message.****
>
> ** **
>
> baldwin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx****
>
> ** **
>
> -end-****
>
> ** **
>
> --
> Richard G. Baldwin (Dick Baldwin)
> Home of Baldwin's on-line Java Tutorials
> http://www.DickBaldwin.com
>
> Professor of Computer Information Technology
> Austin Community College
> (512) 223-4758
> mailto:Baldwin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> http://www.austincc.edu/baldwin/****
>



-- 
Richard G. Baldwin (Dick Baldwin)
Home of Baldwin's on-line Java Tutorials
http://www.DickBaldwin.com

Professor of Computer Information Technology
Austin Community College
(512) 223-4758
mailto:Baldwin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
http://www.austincc.edu/baldwin/

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