In this project we will develop technology to make educational content accessible to the blind, in particular, blind school children preferably in under-privileged parts of the society.
Our starting point is a Refreshable Braille Reader developed by ToucheTech Labs. The basic feature of this device is to read text files and present them in Braille to a blind reader using a refreshable tactile display. However, in its current form, the device faces several challenges related to its cost, usability, ergonomy etc. before it is ready for production.
The specific problems that will be addressed in this project are the following:
- Develop technology which will help lower the cost and help provide a more ergonomic interface to the user.
- Using early prototypes of the device, conduct user-studies to create data about the precise requirements on the ground.
- To create the required awareness to identify the actual market for the device and take it to the users on the ground.
Refreshable Braille Reader