Latest Braille Stories

2014-08-06 23:05:53

The objective of the project is to produce a stand-alone 20-cell refreshable braille display for $300 (or £200) which will bring refreshable braille within the reach of children in developing countries and will provide libraries in developed countries with a viable alternative to hard copy braille. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Orbit Research LLC and the Transforming Braille Group LLC are pleased to announce an agreement to produce a low cost, refreshable braille display....

2014-07-10 04:47:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the visually-impaired, reading requires learning and comprehending the tactile language known as Braille, but a new gadget developed by engineers at MIT could make Braille obsolete. According to a report released by the engineers, the device, called FingerReader, fits around the index finger and is able to read text in front of it by simply passing the index finger over a line of printed text. For the prototype, a plastic...

2014-07-01 08:30:40

Bainpath is a fingertip-tracing-device, stimulating the brain, as the user repeatedly traces textures on the surfaces of the device: textures indent into 3000 mechanoreceptors in each fingertip, to stimulate the cortex of the brain. Brainpaths is much like Braille for the blind. LAS VEGAS, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brainpaths is a Breakthrough! A medical device to stimulate the brain, purchased on Amazon.com, inexpensively, without a prescription. Brainpaths is registered with...

Picture Books For Visually Impaired Kids Go 3D
2014-06-24 03:11:18

University of Colorado at Boulder "Goodnight room, goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon..." A children's classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, "Goodnight Moon," has gotten a boost: A University of Colorado Boulder team printed the first 3D version of it, allowing visually impaired children and their families to touch objects in the story -- like the cow jumping over the moon -- as it is read aloud. The story by Margaret Wise Brown...

Smart Gloves Teach People Braille, Even When They Are Distracted
2014-06-24 06:30:06

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Georgia Institute of Technology researchers modified wearable computer gloves several years ago to teach beginners how to play piano melodies in 45 minutes. In a recent advancement in the same wearable technology, they’re helping people learn to read and write Braille. An added surprise was that the participants didn’t even have to pay attention, they learned while doing something else. Georgia Tech professor Thad Starner, a...

2014-06-19 16:29:03

VALPARAISO, Ind., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, August 14(th), Golden Tech will be hosting its Do Good Golf Tournament at The Valparaiso Country Club. Funds raised at the 3(rd) annual Do Good Event will go towards purchasing Braille Notetaker technology to help visually-impaired students compete in the classroom and be confident in their futures. Golden Tech is an IT Solutions provider committed to pursuing excellence in making technology work for people with offices in...

2014-05-30 23:01:10

Graduating seniors are wrapping up the school year and preparing to leave the comforts of home for college and life-experiences – those with blindness and low vision now armed with multi-functional assistive technologies that both students and parents love. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 As students across the country wrap up their final days of this school year, our graduating seniors, especially those with vision impairments are also eagerly making preparations for the fall....

2014-05-29 16:24:33

VICTORIA, May 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Centre for Equitable Library Access officially launched its new national service which provides accessible library services and materials to Canadians with print disabilities. The announcement was made at the Canadian Library Association's National Conference in Victoria, BC. Over three million Canadians have a print disability. This could be a learning, physical or visual disability that prevents a person from reading conventional print. For the 10 per...

2014-01-30 23:27:08

HIMS Inc. to kick off year-long anniversary celebration at ATIA 2014 Conference with new product for low vision students and new math features for its popular Braille Sense notetakers. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 HIMS, a leading manufacturer of products for people who are blind or who have low vision, will kick off a year-long celebration of their 15th anniversary at the ATIA 2014 Conference to be held January 29 – February 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. Anniversary activities...

Latest Braille Reference Libraries

2010-09-23 19:56:17

The Braille system is a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write. It was devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, a blind Frenchman. The Braille characters are made up of six dot positions arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each. Including a subset when dots are not raised, there are sixty-four possible subsets. The positions on the grid are number 1-3 from top to bottom, on the left, and 4-6 from top to bottom on the right. Horizontal Braille text is...

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