Freie Universität Berlin and IBM have been working together since December 2009 as part of a Europe-wide higher education program. The projects’ aim is to assist people with disabilities. For example, an innovative reading device for people with visual impairments was developed in the Artificial Intelligence Group under Professor Raúl Rojas of the Institute of Computer Science. IBM supports the project, called “InformA,” with financial resources for employing student assistants. “InformA records documents with a video camera and reads them aloud. InformA can also aurally reproduce the content of a great deal of information from the Internet or e-mails, so that blind and visually impaired individuals can hear the material and be integrated in the global data network.” Another aspect of the partnership is the development of placement services for students with disabilities at IBM.
Time and Place:
- Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 4 – 8 p.m.
- Freie Universität Berlin, Takustraße 9, (Großer Hörsaal) 14195 Berlin, U-Bhf. Dahlem-Dorf (U3)
For further information, please contact:
Christian Blum, IBM External Relations, Tel.: +49 (0)179 /9045236