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Braille

An Affordable, Open Source

Smartphone Braille Reader

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About us

Idea

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Current

Currently refreshable braille displays or keyboards are expensive and bulky!

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Now

We are building a universal phone case which integrates a refreshable braille display and keyboard. It's open source so anyone can replicate it!

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Future

We create braille "touch" screens at the back of a smartphone for full functionality!

 

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Partners and Awards

Partners

Department of EEE, The University of Hong Kong

Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre

CEDARS@HKU

Awards

 

Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Fund 2018

HKU '81 Inclusion Fund

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Hong Kong

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.

Shenzhen

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.

 

Tokyo

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.

 

The Team

Sidhant Gupta

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Rohak Singhak

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