26,65 millionen visually impaired people live in Europe out of which 2,65 millionen are blind.
Blind people cannot access graphic information like tables, maps, diagrams, charts, graphics, floor plans, images, icons, websites and many more. Just because there are no suitable output technologies are available.
The Tactonom enables blind people to access any information without the help of others. On its DIN A4-sized touch field – with more than 10.500 touch points – texts as well as any type of graphics can be displayed.
Within 10 years we strive to grant 10 % of blind people below the age of 65 years to successfully integrate the work space. By that token we hope to get 95.400 blind Europeans back into work.
On its DIN A4 sized tactile touch field with more than 10.500 touch points, the blind users can access Braille text and graphics.
For an Independent Life
The Tactonom enables blind people to acces any information without the help of others. The gain in independence and autonomy is reinforced in the workspace where the Tactonom empowers blind people to access and be succesful in new job profiles
The Tactonom software translates screen content automaticlly into Braille-text and tactile graphics. The software platform is open and external software developers can create their own Apps.
Numerous Apps have been developed that provide completely new opportunities for blind people.
Here are the latest news!
The European Commission supports the Tactonom in line with its Horizon 2020 program. In order to promote this financing tool, the EU has produced and published two Vides about the Tactonom.
You watch the phase 2 video (in German) here.
On the occasion of the ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ on December 3rd 2018, the European Union has shared a video about the Tactonom.
Taking the Tactonom as an example, the video shows how positive the impact of the EU financing instrument Horizon 2020 can be.
The video published by the EU on Instagram and Facebook has been watched more than 1 million times.
In June 2017 the Tactonom was recognized by the German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in the context of the ‘Land of Ideas’.
This recognition fills us with pride and encourages us to pursue the further development of the Tactonom!
In October 2017 the Team was received by Dr. Marcel Huber, the minister of the Bavarian Chancellery .
In 2016 the Tactonom won a prize in the BayStart-up Business Plan competition. The price was handed over by the Bavarian Minister of Economics, Dr. Ilse Aigner.
Supported by the European Union
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 828110.