• @somaJohn

    Actually this may be a great way to send messages discreetly: In class, during business meetings, in church, et al. Are we looking at Morse code 2.0?

  • Tara

    This is great news for the visually impaired community!

    Braille Institute of America, Inc http://www.brailleinstitute.org

  • Doug Parisian

    On the surface, Braille sounds like a good idea but unfortunately, even as a Braille user, I see the impracticality of such a costly design in broad market terms. Seems to me that speech output would give the product much more credibility.

    • Rebecca Skipper

      I share your sentiment about the prohibitive cost of braille displays, but I think it would be a better alternative than speech. However, we can't assume that all visually impaired users are Braille readers so it would be better to develop two device to meet diverse user needs. I'm hopeful that the price per Braille cell will decrease overtime and look forwward to the day when multiline Braille displays replace current linear models.u

  • tanya

    With increasing aging population, many people who became blind at adulthood may not know Braille at all. With advancing technology, OCR, speech and text-to-speech [TTS] software made Braille redundant . in advanced countries, Braille advocates are lamenting drop in Braille literacy due to availability of high tech solutions. as someone who became blind at adulthood, I’d rather have a TTS and speech recognition phone with keys for typing . a screen is not necessary for the blind, but if the low visioned is included, I suppose they would rather prefer to use vision augmented with speech

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