5 (more) interesting things about braille

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5 more interesting things about braille

Our previous article about 10 Interesting Things About Braille was pretty popular so, today, we have decided to share with you 5 more interesting things on the tactile writing system for the blind. Here they are: 1) Pop stars and rappers discover braille. Pop music stars like Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar have recently decided to include braille messages in their … Read More

Braille Bricks, learn braille having fun!

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Can you learn and have fun at the same time? Of course! It is now possible thanks to Braille Bricks. The Brazilian project makes braille learning process way more fun. The designer created 26 special bricks – similar to Lego – each representing a letter of the braille alphabet with the traditional dots in relief. The project keyword is simplicity; the … Read More

10 interesting things about Braille

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10 interesting things about Braille

Braille is a tactile writing system invented by Louis Braille (hence the name) in 1829 and is the alphabet used by  blind or visually impaired people.It is a writing system based on six raised dots in which most of the symbols are universally recognized, and then is used in different languages. But there are many curiosities behind the name “braille”, … Read More

A new Braille tablet with innovative technology

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An idea that is taking shape thanks to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan who are developing a new system that will allow the blind to read Braille directly on the surface of a tablet. The prototype looks like an Ipad but, instead of a touch screen, the device has a screen in relief capable of displaying … Read More

Braille maps realized with 3D printing: how a college student accomplished the goal.

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Thanks to 3D printing Jason Kim, a young student of Rutgers’ School of Engineering along with his professor has designed sophisticated Braille maps to allow blind people navigate a local training center. The three 3D maps are for each floor at the Joseph Kohn Training Center (with the various indications of the premises) and the ultimate goal is to be … Read More