Are flat-touch digital surface controls keeping you from living independently?

Jun 7, 2017


If your new oven, microwave, dishwasher or washing machine is frustrating you because you can't access the flat-screen digital controls, help is on the way.

Anne DeWitte of Tangible Surface Research, LLC worked in collaboration with RIT design students and ABVI to research tactile overlays for home appliances.  Two products were a result of this research - clear tactile overlays and tactile stickers.  With these products you can identify the location AND function of a digital control on your home appliance.

Tangible Surface Research, LLC has made these products available.  Visit their page and read more about what people in the Rochester community are doing for accessibility in this AFB AccessWorld article.