Computer technology has allowed chemical engineers, with the use of a chemical process simulator, to design plants or other unit operations entirely within the computer environment before actually building the full-scale plant. Due to the increasingly graphically intensive nature of these software applications, work was completed to circumvent graphical difficulties so as to allow visually impaired students and professionals efficient access to CHEMCAD, a simulation package. Field testing in the form of an internship was completed, and the work was largely validated.This has the advantage of allowing the blind engineer to be familiar with typical process flow diagram (PFD) schematic symbols as they use them on a daily basis . Once the VI person knows standard symbols, the Viewplus Tiger Embosser oranbsp;...
|Title||:||Universal Design and Access in Chemical Engineering: Providing Interactive Accessibility to Graphical User Interfaces for the Visually Impaired|
|Author||:||Noel E. Romey|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|