Nokia’s always on the cutting edge of mobile technology. They may not have the most usable or eye-catching user interfaces in the mobile space, but Nokia’s usually good for having some really high-technology packed into their handsets. The latest high-tech wizardry is Nokia’s Braille Reader that helps vision-impaired users read SMS text messages. Braille Reader is still in beta, and is only compatible with certain Nokia handsets that provide vibration feedback.
Vibration feedback is critical because current touchscreen technology isn’t yet capable of generating tactile surfaces for “finger reading.” Instead, Nokia’s Braille Reader allows users to detect Braille “bumps” through vibrations. The video below explain how it works in detail.
Since the Nokia Braille Reader requires touch inputs, only Nokia handsets powered by the S60 5th Edition operating system will support the beta software – phones like, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia 5530, Nokia 5230 and Nokia X6.