IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference
8–11 January 2023 // Las Vegas, NV // USA


Date: Sunday, 08 January 2023
Time: 08:30 - 12:30 (PST)


09:30 - 10:30: Invited Talk

A Dynamic Tactile Display, Enabling Braille Dots To Serve 21st Century Needs

Abstract: This session will discuss the collaborative development of The upcoming Dynamic Tactile Display from the American Printing House for the Blind and HumanWare with their technology provider DOT Inc.  Using a new innovation in braille cell technology, this tool will be capable of displaying tactile graphics and traditional braille on the same surface, unlocking access to instant information like never before.  In partnership with over 30 organizations around the world, the creation of a new electronic braille standard is happening in parallel to support this new innovation in braille access, ensuring blind users around the world can read multi-line braille and touch tactile graphics effectively and efficiently.


  • Peter Tucic
    Director of Strategic Partnerships
    Humanware, Inc.
  • Greg Stilson
    Head Of Global Technology Innovation
    American Printing House for the Blind
  • William Freeman
    Tactile Technology Product Manager
    American Printing House for the Blind


10:30 - 11:00: Coffee Break


11:00 - 11:30

Accessible Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired through Sustainable Smartphone-Based Sensing
Mirko Franco and Ombretta Gaggi (University of Padua, Italy); Salah Eddine Merzougui (University of Padova, Italy); Claudio E. Palazzi (University of Padua, Italy)

11:30 - 12:00

Designing Accessible Urban AR Experiences for Digital Humanities
Fabio Pittarello, Alessandro Carrieri, Tommaso Pellegrini and Alessandra Volo (Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy)

12:00 - 12:30

Accessibility for Virtual Tours: on Designing a Prototype for People with Visual Impairments
Samuele Bertani (University of Bologna, Italy); Vincenzo Rubano (Università di Bologna, Italy); Silvia Mirri (University of Bologna, Italy); Catia Prandi (University of Bologna - ITI/LARSyS, Italy)