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iPad turned into Braille keyboard by US researchers
Posted by: haikuman
Date: October 12, 2011 10:54AM
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12 October 2011 Last updated at 12:59 GMT

iPad turned into Braille keyboard by US researchers


A team of US researchers has devised a way for people with impaired vision to use the touchscreen of an iPad as a Braille keyboard.

It turns some previously fundamental thinking about how to make technology accessible to blind people on its head.

Instead of using a keyboard or mechanical writer, users type directly onto the flat glass.

The inventors used a novel design for the keyboard to overcome the lack of tactile features.



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Re: iPad turned into Braille keyboard by US researchers
Posted by: hal
Date: October 12, 2011 11:35AM
that's a pretty wild workaround for a keyboard
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Re: iPad turned into Braille keyboard by US researchers
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 12, 2011 11:36AM
....so more people will be uh, FEELING others up.....????



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Re: iPad turned into Braille keyboard by US researchers
Posted by: zeppo2
Date: October 12, 2011 01:46PM
My wife works with blind students every day, and this would be so much better than those command-line BrailleNote machines that they are currently using. I hope they work to get this to market soon.



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Re: iPad turned into Braille keyboard by US researchers
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 13, 2011 08:18AM
Humpf. I rtfa, and all it says is a 'Braille keyboard'. So I assume it will be designed to provide audio feedback. Not too effing useful. Now... a braille display ..
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Yeah. those exist too. Bluetooth ! cool. But jeezo.. fisking expensive.

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