Tactile Tablet Blitlab Lets Blind People Read, Write and Chat

By: Alyson Wyers - Jul 9, 2015
References: blitab & springwise
This award-winning tactile tablet is designed to convert text into Braille for the visually impaired. Blitlab enables blind users to read, write and chat by mapping out letters, graphics and geometric figures.

Braille plays an integral role in how the blind community communicates with seeing people. The tactile tablet uses liquid-based tech to create bubbles that become raised or flat on demand. Blitlab also lets users type using a Braille Perkins Keyboard without any mechanical elements. It can convert PDF, TXT, Doc and other file extensions into Braille by simply inserting files with USB sticks.

The Australian company's combination of new technology with the sense of touch is just one example of how modern inventions are able to help those with disabilities.