Category: Reading

Snail Braille Reader

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---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a Braille reader for individuals how are blind or have low vision. The Snail is a voice output braille reader that is designed to work even on bumpy surfaces. The device can read braille text for immediate playback, or record it for future playback. It can also send its voice output to a Bluetooth headset so that the user can listen to the book without disturbing others. Snail's pressure-sensitive touch pad can be rolled on uneven braille points, and it converts the text in spoken language. The design was inspired by the trace and rolling wheels and allows for playing back recorded content regardless of time and space. The Snail is comprised of the touch pad module that includes the sensor, a guide wheel, a speaker, and a record/replay button all housed within a silicone grip cover. The user simply takes off the cover and rolls the Snail on the braille text. TITLE: Reading Braille Aloud. WEBSITE: Yanko Design. REF: http://www.yankodesign.com/2011/05/05/reading-braille-aloud/.

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09/05/2011
Snail Braille Reader