Instant Braille translator can fit in your hand

An all-woman team of six engineering undergraduate students at MIT has created an inexpensive, hand-held device prototype that provides real-time translation of printed text to Braille -- which could greatly increase accessibility of written materials for the blind. Team Tactile was one of the winners of the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize this year for their creation, [...]

By |2017-06-07T12:18:08+00:00June 7th, 2017|Braille, Language, Technology, Translation|0 Comments

MIT Student Engineers Invented a Real-Time Text-To-Braille Translator

With just a few hours left to build a groundbreaking gadget, things weren't going as smoothly as planned. Six young women, all undergrad engineering students at MIT, had established a lofty goal: to create the first-ever affordable device that immediately translates printed text into Braille. The idea could prove revolutionary for the blind community, transforming [...]

By |2018-02-22T00:22:03+00:00May 12th, 2017|Braille, Language|0 Comments

Endangered Language: How Technology May Replace Braille and Sign

It's hard to think about language as being endangered or replaceable. But as our culture and means of communication evolve, certain languages find their utility in decline. Braille and sign language are in just such a predicament. Technological advancements such as Voice-to-text, digital audio, and the cochlear implant have steadily decreased the demand for these [...]