2007-2008 IN INDIA


MATHRU SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND, BANGALORE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MICROSOFT RESEARCH INDIA

2008 Kaleem Rahman (Qatar-CS) Saurabh Sanghvi (CIT-ECE) Aysha Siddique (Qatar-CS) Ermine Teves (TSB-BA)
  • Helped the Mathru School computerize their student and financial records.

  • Developed a new web site and the ability to update it on a regular basis (www.mathrublindschool.org).

  • Field-tested and improved the TechBridgeWorld Braille Tutor, adding new curriculum and training teachers to use it more effectively.

  • Developed a way to use a text Braille embosser to create raised tactile images from visual images so that blind students could feel graphics, charts, geometric shapes, and maps.

PLANET READ, PUDUCHERRY

2007 Clinton Loo (H&SS-IS) Brad Miller (CIT-ECE)
  • Planet Read is a nonprofit that uses same-language-subtitling added to music videos, broadcast via television, to improve literacy of the early-literate in India.

  • Created software to improve the efficiency of the same language subtitling process Planet Read uses in its literacy programs

  • Prototyped a Mandarin version of their web site


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