Innovations for inclusion


Inventors and creators seek to build a more inclusive world with hardware, software and services.

For people with visual disabilities, most learning material in school and college has tended to be in Braille, the tactile writing system developed by Louis Braille in 1824, or increasingly in the modern world, via audio. But in workplaces, suddenly they are in an environment where everyone is using standard text on computers, and there is no tool which can easily convert Braille to conventional text and vice versa.

Also, Braille takes up more space than conventionally printed text does; a book of a certain number of pages would need up to eight times that in Braille, and cost eight times as much too....................Read more

 

Source: The Hindu


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