3DPhotoWorks: tactile artwork for the blind and visually impaired

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3DPhotoworks is a company founded in 2008 by John Olson, a photographer who develops and design 3D prints for visually disabled people. The goal of the company is to provide the blind with access to art and photography at every museum and every international exposition, so they can experience firsthand the art around them. “More than 285 millions of people” said … Read More

Bone conduction: what it is and its benefits

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Man wearing bone conduction headphones

Sometimes, we have certainties on which we would be happy to bet anything. Who doubts, for example, that humans perceive sounds only thanks to their ears? Probably nobody. In reality, we do not hear only through our outer ear, but also via our skull bones that can communicate to the inner ear, thanks to the phenomenon of bone conduction. This is … 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

Here's how 3D printing is improving the lives of blind people

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3D printing has brought a great revolution in our daily lives. Starting from simple shapes to complex structures this technology allows us to design many forms, giving vent to the creativity of all. Many studies / companies use this technology to improve the lives of millions of people with visual impairment: from tridimensional photos to 3D model of great masterpiece, … Read More