These Braille Smartwatches Offer Innovative Technology for Blind Users

By: Gurveer Brah - Aug 7, 2015
References: fingerson.strikingly & hypebeast
Dot introduces an innovative new technology for the visually impaired that opens inventive new opportunities using braille with its braille smartwatches.

The Dot Braille Smartwatch challenges the statistics that demonstrate 95% of the visually impaired population cannot read. Obstacles such as an alarmingly low amount of books being converted to braille, as well as high costs for e-braille readers, have stopped the majority of visually impaired individuals from reading.

With the Dot Braille Smartwatch, individuals will be given a fresh new innovation to make the learning process more accessible. The technology will be much more affordable as it is targeted to be under $300. It will also have general smartwatch features such as the alarm, watch, navigation, Bluetooth, as well as the ability to read texts, tweets and books. Most importantly, the smartwatch offers Braille Learning for the 95% of new learners.