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The following partners are involved in the HyperBraille project:

Deutsche Blindenstudienanstalt e.V. – the German Study Institute for Blind People

In addition to training blind and partially sighted students at secondary level, the Study Institute in Marburg offers its own rehabilitation measures for blind people. Its role in the HyperBraille project is in supporting user-centred development; it is also involved in developing a training concept.
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F.H. Papenmeier GmbH & Co. KG

FHP is a partner with a wide range of experience in implementing tools and aids for blind and partially sighted people. FHP has been installing suitable information technology in workplaces and training institutes for over 20 years.
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Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft e.V. – Institute for Micro Assembly Technology

The innovative technology used in the assemblies of the pin matrix is implemented by HSG.
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IMS-Chips, Institute for Microelectronics Stuttgart

IMS Chips is involved in developing assemblies for the pin matrix and manufactures ASICs.
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METEC-AG

Metec manages the consortium. The company, which has been developing and manufacturing braille displays since 1974, developed the first tablet display in 1985, and most recently the hardware for the pin matrix. On this project Metec is reworking the hardware, developing a number of software components, and will be distributing the basic software.
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Technical University Dresden, Institute for Applied Computer Science

The Chair for Human-Computer Interaction co-ordinates software development and develops solutions for accessing presentation programs and UML development tools.
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T.O.P. Technologie Organisation Projekte GmbH & Co. KG

T.O.P. co-ordinates the development activities of the nine partners and provides support in all organisational and project management-related matters.

University of Potsdam, Institute of Computer Science

The Chair of Information Processing and Communication is developing new approaches for access to word processing programs and the World Wide Web.
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University of Stuttgart, Institute for Visualisation and Interactive Systems

The VIS Institute is developing an accessible graphical pocket calculator, access to the World Wide Web and software for tactile graphics.
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University of Stuttgart, Institute of Chronometry, Precision and Micro Engineering

The IZFM tests and manufactures assemblies and modules for the pin matrix.
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