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Book Code #9, Braille Literature Plot Graph-Based Visualization

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250411D
Publication Date: 2017-Jul-12
Document File: 2 page(s) / 166K

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Abstract

Disclosed are a system and method to provide a braille based understanding of the visualization of plot elements along a sequential graph for a book. Unique braille based tactile entries represent the key concepts for visualization.

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Book Code #9, Braille Literature Plot Graph-Based Visualization

Braille facilitates the communication of natural language to visually impaired readers via touch. However, most braille solutions do not leverage the additional sensory input that humans receive from touch, including physical size, texture, and temperature. With respect to literature, touch affords additional sensory inputs to enhance the reading experience by conveying extra dimensions in plot elements, which is not currently done.

The core novel idea is to provide a braille based understanding of the visualization of plot elements along a sequential graph for a book. Unique braille based tactile entries represent the key concepts for visualization. The entries denote what section in the book the literary element exists, the significance of the element, and the associated flow through the story. Additionally, the novel system uses sensory input from touch including size, texture, and temperature to enhance the communication of plot elements to the reader.

To develop the braille literature plot graph-based visualization, the method: 1. Designates a pattern that describes how each section is changed 2. Designates embossments that indicate a plot element 3. Keeps the graph lines that flow through the embossments if necessary to show

the level of the sentiment 4. Uses vertical bars to denote sections of the book, with an initial indication of how

many sections are in this summary visualization plots.

Embossments can be regular ter...