Pokémon GO (almost) takes over the world

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The videogame of the year is undoubtedly Pokémon GO. Nintendo’s latest release, developed by Niantic, takes videogaming into a totally new realm. Thanks to the mobile app, players can now chase and capture Pokémons in the real world, using the smartphone video camera.   Anyone who played to the Pokémon video games as a child dreamed, at least once, to … Read More

BeSpecular, help for daily challenges

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Need help to match your clothes? Forgot your glasses at home and can’t see what is written on the label while doing shopping? BeSpecular could be a solution to these small daily problems. It is an application for smartphone and tablet, published a few days ago and available on the Android Play Store or the Apple App Store. It works in a … 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