Braille

The BecDot is a toy that helps teach vision-impaired kids to read braille

Learning braille is a skill that, like most, is best learned at an early age by those who need it. But toddlers with vision impairment often have few or no options to do so, leaving them behind their

Marrakesh Treaty will limit copyright, easing book access for blind and print-disabled worldwide

It's difficult enough already for the visually impaired to read the books and publications sighted people take for granted, but it's downright impossible when the content isn't even available in acces

When it comes to accessibility, Apple continues to lead in awareness and innovation

The accessibility software on all of Apple's platforms empower those with disabilities, myself included, to partake in the experience Apple intends for all users. Put another way, Apple products are i

Full-page Braille screens on their way

Researchers at North Carolina State Univeristy have created a method to allow for full screen electronic Braille displays. Current Braille displays show one line at a time, severely limiting the value

BrailleNote Apex makes it easier to take notes with Braille QWERTY keyboard

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/braillenote.jpg" />This is the BrailleNote Apex. It's a device that the blind/visually impaired (I'm not sure which term is the more acce

New technology lets visually impaired people sing karaoke, too

Two companies from the motherland of Karaoke, Japan, partnered up to develop a new Karaoke system that is tailor-made to meet the demands of the blind and visually impaired. Tokyo-based Nippon Telesof

Johns Hopkins Brings Braille Simplicity

A group of undergraduates at Johns Hopkins University have created a device that promises to be the biggest thing to happen to Braille since Hellen Keller.Their pen-like system utilizes a system of bu