An Affordable, Open Source
Smartphone Braille Reader
Currently refreshable braille displays or keyboards are expensive and bulky!
We are building a universal phone case which integrates a refreshable braille display and keyboard. It's open source so anyone can replicate it!
We create braille "touch" screens at the back of a smartphone for full functionality!
Partners and Awards
Department of EEE, The University of Hong Kong
Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre
Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Fund 2018
HKU '81 Inclusion Fund
Based out of HKU we do most of our design, prototyping and user testing in Hong Kong. We are supported by a team of 8 and the Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Fund at HKU. Our work has also been rewarded the '81 Inclusion Fund as well.
Being the hardware capital of the world, Shenzhen's ecosystem that we access through x.factory and partners at Huaqiangbei help us reduce the hardware costs of the device.
We traveled to Tokyo in October 2018 to visit the Japan Braille Library as well as meet Josh Grisdale, Emi Aizawa and Mark Bookman who gave us incredible feedback and insignt into our work and the disability space as a whole.