braille writer

Application turns Tablet into Braille Writer for Visual Impaired Students

braille writer

NMSU undergraduate Adam Duran together with Stanford Assistant Professor Adrian Lew and Stanford Doctoral candidate Sohan Dharmaraja created something ground breaking during a two months summer immersion course at Stanford’s Army High Performance Computing Research Center.

The team created an application that turns tablet devices into an eight key Braille writer. Other than the usual devices on the market that cost up to $6000 USD and have a fixed keyboard, the Braille writer application automatically adjusts the keyboard to where the writer puts the fingers.

The application also enables the visually impaired user  to switch between different keyboards for example chemistry.

Via: Gizmodo
Source: Stanford

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