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Blind folks missing out on tablet action?

10/10/2011, I don’t know which route I would choose if I could be blind or deaf – making me appreciate all my 5 senses so much more when I think about it. For those who were born blind or became blind during the course of a lifetime, life presents itself...

Safety Dot helps the blind get around

03/28/2011, When you’ve lost your sense of sight, the world around you can get very frightening all of a sudden. After all, having navigated your way through the use of your eyes for most of your life, to have to rely on a walking stick and your memory can be a...

Contact Series makes dining for the visually impaired easier

03/25/2011, When it comes to the less abled in our society, some change is needed to make sure that everyone has the same level of accessibility, or at least, be on par as much as possible. For the visually impaired, there is always good ol’ Braille to help...

Haptica Braille watch helps the blind tell the time

02/04/2011, Blind people have had a hard time telling the time with the current generation of watches available to them – an analog watches that requires users to feel bumps all around the watch in order to tell the time, which is time consuming and inaccurate or a...

Thimble concept finger glove

12/22/2010, The concept device pictured on the finger above is dubbed the Thimble. It features an embedded optical scanner that is capable of translating written text into Braille messages that scroll through the fingertip. The Thimble is also location aware and can...

Voim Concept Braille Smartphone

12/14/2010, Technology for the visually impaired seems to be increasingly popular recently and now designers out there have come up with the Voim (apparently “seeing” in Korean). This concept smartphone communicates with the user via Braille on a silicon...

Haptic Braille Reader Concept

12/06/2010, The Haptic Braille is a concept device that would be incredibly useful for folks with a visual disability. The device is capable of scanning ordinary text and converting it into Braille on the surface of this mouse-like device. If this device were to be...

Concept: Braille Buddy Helps You Learn Braille

09/01/2010, Learning Braille is not an easy task, and designer Yasaman Sheri has come up with the Braille Buddy concept that aims to make the job easier. The device is a 2-phase education device aimed at the visually impaired, helping them out with the more difficult...

Concept: OOSH Braille Watch For The Visually Impaired

07/26/2010, It’s not always easy to tell the time for folks who are visually impaired, but if the OOSH concept watch ever becomes a reality, things will get much easier. The OOSH is really a Braille watch that allows the user to tell the time by touching the...

be-B Braille Education Ball

06/30/2010, One of the best ways to master any language would be to do plenty of reading in it as well as make conversation with native speakers, but what happens when you’re talking about the Braille system? Well, there might just be an easier method for those...

MIT Students Create Braille Labelmaker

09/27/2009, Here’s a device that will be really handy to people who are blind. Thanks to the geniuses at the University of Toronto, MIT and Stanford, the 6Dot Braille Label Maker was created, and is promised to cost less than half of the conventional Braille...

Universal Phone caters to sighted and blind

08/14/2009, We’ve seen phones that catered to the blind in the past (mostly concepts) while the majority of handsets out there are meant for the sighted, so how does this Universal Phone differ? Well, it is more than capable of handling both blind and sighted...