New VEMI research on guidelines for non-visual graphical access

VEMI researchers publish new paper providing guidelines and best practices for non-visual access to graphical material using touchscreen-based haptic interfaces. The article, published in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction (IJHCI), synthesizes the results of a series of six studies with both blind and sighted participants evaluating the efficacy of the vibro-audio interface previously developed […]

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VEMI Lab receives $500,000 NSF grant to research Autonomous Vehicles

Led by Principal Investigator Dr. Nicholas Giudice, and Co-PI Dr. Richard Corey, the VEMI Lab recently received a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to study self-driving vehicles. A primary goal of the research is to make transportation of the future more accessible, usable and trustworthy. This innovative University of Maine project is designed to improve […]

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Image of Emily Blackwood standing in front of her Presentation at the UMaine Student Symposium. She is wearing a red long sleeve shirt.

VEMI Lab student wins big at UMaine Student Symposium

Congratulations to VEMI Lab student, Emily Blackwood, who won both the Alumni Association Award and the Best Graduate Poster for the Social Science category at the UMaine Student Symposium 2018. The Alumni Association recognizes a student who has continued with their studies at UMaine; Emily completed her undergrad studies with a B.A. in Anthropology and […]

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