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Empower Mats: Facilitating the participation of blind or visually impaired students in competitive robotics programs.

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Empower Mats Products

We have developed a number of mats with enhanced visuals and optional tactile surfaces. All our mats are sold exclusively through Geyer Instructional. You can see all the available mats at Robot Mats (http://robotmats.com)


EMPOWERMAT, Robotics Mat For Visually Impaired, Cargo Connect

Help your visually impaired and blind students excel in this year's FLL challenge: Cargo Connect

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Our accessible version of the 2021 FLL Competition mat allows visually impaired and blind students to successfully complete their missions. Empower Mats works with The Maryland School of the Blind through a grant from the Vision Advancement Foundation of Oklahoma to develop solutions to enable visually impaired and blind children to excel in student robotics programs. Our expertise and unique processes have enabled the teams in Maryland and other schools to excel in these events. How? Let’s learn more. The official FIRST LEGO League mat provides an engaging visual environment for sighted students. For visually impaired and color-blind students it presents a confusing image, and it does not provide any tactile guidance for low vision and blind students. Empower Mats Accessible Symbolics process reduces the colors to large, clear areas and makes all robot guidance lines black. The base accessible mat’s colors can be easily viewed with any of the major categories of color-blindness make it accessible to wide range visual abilities. An optional tactile overlay can be added to surface, giving students the ability to touch the mat to understand missions and relationships allowing them to use their existing tools to measure actual distances and relationships.

An overview of the FLL 2021-22 Cargo Connection Accessible Mat

EMPOWERMAT, Robotics Mat For Visually Impaired, Counting and Shapes

This Lego Robotics mat presents a challenge in a visually enhanced format.

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Table top robotics are a key factor in motivating millions of young people to engage in engineering. These mats provide a training surface that is in a visually enhanced format that will assist low vision students with the challenge. Optionally, you can order versions with a tactile overlay that provides identifiable surface markers and lines that can be recognized by touch allowing the student to conceptualize the challenge. The surface applications do not effect robot performance. Your order will include letter and tabloid size versions that can be easily used with tactile printers and similar technologies to provide training versions on the desktop.

EMPOWERMAT, Robotics Mat For Visually Impaired, Lines and Curves

This Lego Robotics mat presents a challenge in a visually enhanced format.

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Table top robotics are a key factor in motivating millions of young people to engage in engineering. These mats provide a training surface that is in a visually enhanced format that will assist low vision students with the challenge. Optionally, you can order versions with a tactile overlay that provides identifiable surface markers and lines that can be recognized by touch allowing the student to conceptualize the challenge. The surface applications do not effect robot performance. Your order will include letter and tabloid size versions that can be easily used with tactile printers and similar technologies to provide training versions on the desktop.

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Empower Mats
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Tools to empower visually impaired students to participate in competitive robotics programs.

Robot Mats
https://robotmats.com

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Build the skills of your current team with our universal training mats. They provide every scenario required to teach all the fundamentals programming and similar robotics systems.

Creative Play Mats
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These amazing mats feature imaginative, play-producing, images designed to provide just enough imagery to spur creativity.

TechBrick Education
https://techbrick.com

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TechBrick is an independent robotics and STEM education program for home-schooled, public, and private school students in Harford, Baltimore, and Cecil counties in Maryland.

This project is being funded through a generous grant from the Vision Advancement Foundation (VAF) of Oklahoma. The VAF exists to provide excellence in eyecare, especially among those with distinctive needs.