e-Braille device successfully tested in Thiruvanathapuram, bridge digital divide in India

Electronic Braille (e-Braille) has been released to enable visually challenged students to work easily in minimum amount of time. The device was developed by Assist tech, a research wing of IIT Delhi, who conducted the first demonstration and testing of the device was held at Eyes-Free Science camp organized by NGO Chakshumathi at Girideepam Convention Centre, Nalanchira here on Thursday.

e-Braille is basically a laptop-sized device that can be linked with computers and Android devices. While the content appear in Braille format, the device consists of 20 cells (20 Braille letters) and 9 keys in addition to function and navigation keys.

With 8 dots on each cell, letters are represented using dots just like in normal Braille script. The dots emerge or diminish on the touch surface with the help of Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) technology.

Kudos to the team who developed e-Braille, which is all set to change the way in which visually impaired people interact with books.

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