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World's first Braille phone goes on sale

London - A U.K. company called OwnFone has launched what is said to be the world's first Braille phone. The front and back of the phone has been constructed using 3D printing techniques.

Teen engineer develops a braille printer out of LEGOS Special

San Francisco - One of the greatest challenges for lowering the cost of printed braille is making braille printers affordable to everyone. A seventh grader, though, has made a solution that may eradicate this problem entirely.

Stevie Wonder backs new copyright treaty for visually impaired

Stevie Wonder, last week lent his weight to an appeal to more than 600 delegates gathered at a United Nations forum in North Africa urging them to conclude a new copyright treaty that would liberalise copyrighted works for the blind and visually impaired.

Gadget breakthrough: Braille smartphone for the blind

For this prototype, a touchscreen transforms images and text into touchable patterns, enabling users to interpret facial expressions, maps, and graphics.

Is Braille facing extinction?

Schools are shirking Braille for more tech-savvy tools to assist blind students, such as text-to-speech software and audio-enabled ebook readers. But will the loss of Braille detrimentally affect the blind?

Porn with feeling: World’s first Braille erotica published

What is believed to be the world’s first softcore-porn book for the blind has been produced by an expert in “tactile graphics.” But she expects a conservative reaction.

First Coin Written In Braille Released By The United States

A silver dollar commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille was unveiled on Wednesday. The U.S. coin is the first in that nation's history to have readable Braille characters.
 

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London-based OwnFone has launched the world’s first customizable Braille phone. The device uses 3D...
London-based OwnFone has launched the world’s first customizable Braille phone. The device uses 3D printing technology to add personalized buttons in Braille
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A page of Braille close-up
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Shubham Banerjee with his braille LEGO printer
Shubham Banerjee with his braille LEGO printer
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A person reading a book written in Braille
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