Bringing accessible technology to the touch screen domain.
To create a product that will allow a visually impaired person to interact with any touch screen.
Touch screens are becoming more and more common in everyday life. Airplanes, movie theatres, grocery stores, mall directories and more all use touch screens to provide services. Unfortunately these touch screens often do not have any accessible features for someone who is unable to clearly see all of its elements. In general touch screens aren't accessible to someone who is visually impaired, and we aim to change that.
Current Status & Future Plans
The WatVision team presented at the University of Waterloo Mechatronics Symposium and won two awards: The General Motors Innovation award, and also 2nd place in the People's Choice award.
The team aims to ensure that this technology becomes available to as many people as possible in the future, and any further news will be posted on this site, or you can subscribe to be notified by email below. Stay tuned!
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Who We Are
The WatVision team is made up of 6 fourth year Mechatronics Engineering students from
the university of Waterloo. The team has a diverse background in different areas of technology
such as software, electrical and mechanical engineering concepts.
What We Are Doing Right Now
Having completed our demo for our project, the WatVision team is now looking at exciting opportunities to make this technology a reality, and the best way to put our system in the hands of people around the world.
How You Can Help
If you are interested in helping this project, or just want to learn more please email the team at:
We are always looking to hear from someone who is visually impaired on how they interact with touch screens, and we use that feedback while developing this product.