RAISE doctoral fellow Aya Mouallem is designing an electronic circuit simulator that uses a mix of haptic and digital components to allow blind and low-vision engineering students to collaborate with sighted colleagues.
Simulating the design of electronic circuits is a fundamental skill for electrical engineering students. Most simulators have the user drag and drop design components on a computer screen. But this can create barriers for students with blindness and low vision.
Aya Mouallem, a PhD candidate in electrical engineering and a fellow with Stanford’s Research, Action, and Impact through Strategic Engagement Doctoral program (RAISE), wants to change that.
Working in the Designing Education Lab at Stanford, Mouallem is designing an accessible electronic circuit simulator that uses a mix of haptic and digital components, with both tactile and audio feedback.
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