The 'Tactile Texting' Utensil Helps the Blind Type on Their Cell Phones

By: Joanne Lam - Published: Sep 1, 2010   Updated: Jul 19 2011 • References: & fastcodesign
Although it may not be easy for the blind to use cell phones, this 'Tactile Texting' feature will definitely make it easier.

Featuring grooves in certain areas, this 'Tactile Texting' gadget recognizes specific patterns which represent specific letters. Using these patterns, the user can then text a full sentence or paragraph without using his vision. Check out the featured video and get a feel for how this 'Tactile Texting' device works.

Implications - Social good and products that help those in need are becoming increasingly popular in contemporary society. Companies that wish to appeal to the large number of consumers looking to improve the well-being of others should consider these social good options to improve their business as well as the lives of others. Stats for Brail-Inspired Texting Trending: Older & Mild
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