From Playboy in Braille to Sight-Aiding Electronics

By: Tiana Reid - May 28, 2010   Updated: Mar 31 2011
These aids for the blind range from an arguably less crucial innovations like Playboy in Braille to more significant and potentially life-changing concepts like blind-friendly phones, sight-aiding electronics and no-fumble locks.

There will hopefully be more and more aids for the blind to come in the near future.

Implications - They say necessity is the mother of all invention, and products such as these are a prime example of how the need to help those who need it most can often yield fantastic new technological advancements. Instead of seeing blindness as an insurmountable obstacle, the bright minds and companies behind these innovations saw it as an opportunity for invention and ultimately made the most of it. This is a lesson every business can learn from.