Using smartphones isn’t that difficult for blind people as most systems come with audio support for them to use. They can navigate and control it via sound commands, but they can only get voice-based results. They cannot read from a smartphone like normal people because they cannot see what is on the screen. However, this is all about to change with Braille, a tablet for the blind .
Currently, people use Braille, a language based on protruded characters for the blind to sense with their fingers. Braille isn’t difficult to use at all but an optimized way for the blind to read fast. The problem is that not everything is readily available in Braille. Some information has to be converted to and displayed while information in other languages has to be translated and then converted to Braille.
To make things easier and readily available for the blind, Austrian company named Blitab Technologies has come up with a new tablet computer that can relay Braille language on its display which can then be felt by the sensitive fingers of the blind in order to read. This revolutionary concept had been in people’s minds, but the Blitab guys were the first one to come up with such a successful design. The main breakthrough is the display that allows small bubbles to form and disappear according to the message in Braille. The Austrian company’s Chief Technical Officer Slavi Slavev claims that this is a whole new concept in the market because there are certainly no mechanical elements involved in the screen, making it neater and faster than ever.
The Blitab is slated to be released by the end of 2016, but the process that they will undertake is still unknown, so we don’t know where to look for it. Hopefully, a crowd-funding campaign will be launched to provide the necessary funds to the company to finance manufacturing. So how do you like the concept? Let us know in the comments section below