Multimodal collaboration environment for inclusion of visually impaired children

Project: Research


The work in the MICOLE project aimed at developing a system that supports collaboration, data exploration, communication and creativity of visually impaired and sighted children. In addition to the immediate value as a tool the system will have societal implications through improved inclusion of the visually disabled in education, work, and society in general. While the main activity was the construction of the system, several other supporting activities were needed, especially empirical research of collaborative and cross-modal haptic interfaces for visually impaired children.
Effective start/end date2004/09/012007/08/31

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University
  • University of Tampere (Project partner) (lead)
  • Johannes-Kepler-University of Linz (Project partner)
  • France Telecom Division Recherche et Developpement (Project partner)
  • Paul Verlaine University – Metz (Project partner)
  • Pierre and Marie Curie University (Project partner)
  • Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (Project partner)
  • Siauliai University (Project partner)
  • Reachin Technologies AB (Project partner)
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Project partner)
  • Uppsala University
  • University of Glasgow