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Product News : 05/02/2016
Researchers develop a revolutionary Braille tablet for the blind

Researchers at the University of Michigan recently unveiled a new Braille-enabled prototype tablet that makes it possible for those with vision problems to read text on a full display

Yoni Heisler wrote an article on Jan 14, 2016 discussing the newly developed 'Braille tablet for the blind'

"The tablet itself features fully refreshable pages containing raised bumps, a marked improvement from current devices that can only display one line of Braille text at a time... What makes the University’s new Braille prototype so exciting, aside from allowing multiple lines of Braille on a single page, is that current Braille devices are incredibly expensive." This device has bubbles of air making the bumps rather than electronic systems - so more can be done in a small space at a reduced cost. The video is worth watching and/or listening to.

The video can be found at the bottom of the article for more information. You can also view the video on YouTube
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