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2012-07-31 23:00:37

Index Braille renewed it´s product line recently. The Braille Embosser, apart of having a complete new common technology that is shared across models and eases maintenance extraordinarily, also has significantly decreased the production prices, while and at the same time improving reliability and quality. Gammelstad / Sweden (PRWEB) July 31, 2012 Index Braille renewed it´s product line recently. The Braille Embossers, apart of sharing a complete new common technology that eases...

Student Design Improves Pill Bottle For Blind, Visually Impaired
2012-05-22 08:32:12

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Ralph Waldo Emerson, a leader of the Transcendentalist movement, once said “Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee, and do not try to make the universe a blind alley.” Two students from the University of Cincinnati have done just that; they recently applied for a provisional patent on the design and prototype of a prescription-medicine pill bottle that would help people who are blind and visually impaired. The design has universal appeal...

2012-04-26 23:02:00

It´s a partnership for the blind when Swedish Braille embosser manufacturer Index Braille and American Braille specialist Irie-AT establish a new co-operation. The partnership´s aim is to combine the world´s best Braille embossers with the best marketing team in the US, creating a win-win situation for the companies as well as for the end users. Lulea, Sweden (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 Index Braille — the world's leading Braille printer manufacturer — has established...

Stanford Summer Course Yields Touchscreen Braille Writer
2011-10-11 10:49:03

[ Watch the Video ] In a two-month summer course on high-performance computing, promising undergrads compete to create innovative applications. This summer's winner developed a touchscreen Braille writer that stands to revolutionize how the blind negotiate an unseen world by replacing devices costing up to 10 times more. Each summer, under the red-tiled roofs and sandstone of Stanford, the Army High-Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC) invites a select group of undergraduates...

2011-09-27 15:20:00

Following a joint agreement, DocPath and Index Braille are collaborating closely in providing the necessary soft- and hardware to allow printing braille documents including dynamic text and embedded graphics with Index Braille embossers. Tres Cantos (Madrid), Spain (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 DocPath, is a company specializing in the development of document software. Index Braille (Sweden) is a global manufacturer of Braille printers, better known as embossers. These two companies have...

2011-06-01 14:47:00

Santa Clara, Calif., USA; October 17-19, 2011 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Unicode® Consortium today announced the program for the Thirty-fifth Internationalization & Unicode® Conference (IUC 35), taking place in Santa Clara, Calif., USA; October 17-19, 2011, sponsored by Adobe. The conference is produced by OMG®. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090629/DC39325LOGO) This is the...

2011-05-19 10:00:00

MUNICH and HALLBERGMOOS, Germany, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ANDTEK's attendant console solution "AND Desktop AC" is now available in a version including braille display. This way visually impaired and blind persons can use all functions of the attendant console. Users of the attendant console solution of the unified communications specialist ANDTEK can e.g. get an overview about the status of all phones within the company and they can generate call statistics like the average call...

2011-05-11 19:30:50

New research from McMaster University may answer a controversial question: do the blind have a better sense of touch because the brain compensates for vision loss or because of heavy reliance on their fingertips? The study, published in the most recent edition of the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests daily dependence on touch is the answer. Twenty-eight profoundly blind participants"”with varying degrees of Braille expertise"”and 55 normally sighted adults were tested for touch...

2011-04-28 00:00:28

NovAcryl® high-resolution raised graphics and tactile signage gives architects and sign designers the creative freedom to make signs part of a building's design. With NovAcryl®, the sky is the limit when it comes to colors, patterns, textures and finishes. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 NovAcryl® premium Braille tactile signage is now available for commercial buildings throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand with the appointment of two new distributors: Framun,...

2011-02-22 15:15:02

Report Hebrew University, French researchers The portion of the brain responsible for visual reading doesn't require vision at all, according to a new study by researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and France. Brain imaging studies of blind people as they read words in Braille show activity in precisely the same part of the brain that lights up when sighted readers read. The findings challenge the textbook notion that the brain is divided up into regions that are specialized for...


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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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