Posts Tagged ‘6dot Braille Labeler’

Portable Braille printer makes labeling a snap

By Tim Hornyak © — A group of engineering students has developed a portable, low-cost braille printer that lets the blind and visually impaired easily label objects that feel similar to the touch, like DVDs. The 6dot Braille Labeler is cheaper and easier to use than other label makers, according to the students from MIT, the University of Toronto, and Stanford University. Still in development, it might cost as little as $200 when released, less than half the cost of some other braille label makers…. READ ARTICLE

Braille made simple

By David L. Chandler © MIT News, Massachusetts — A device that started out as a class project last fall is moving rapidly toward becoming a commercial product that could make the lives of millions of visually impaired people a bit easier. One everyday problem for people who are blind or have very limited sight is distinguishing things that are completely identical to the sense of touch, such as different CDs and DVDs, or canned goods that are all the same size and shape. To cope with that difficulty, many people make braille labels to attach to these items…. READ MORE