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63 Aids for the Blind

From Playboy in Braille to Sight-Aiding Electronics

— May 28, 2010 — Art & Design
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.
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Sight-Aiding Electronics
Sight-Aiding Electronics
The Mobile Global Eye is a Vision of Innovation
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62
Cabs for the Blind
Cabs for the Blind
The Eric Leong IRIS Concept Cab Transports People Via Text Messaging
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61
Blind Pilots
Blind Pilots
Man Flies From London to Sydney Proving the Blind Can Have Fun Too
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60
Blind Cameras
Blind Cameras
Sascha Pohflepp's 'Buttons' Camera Doesn't Take Pictures, Just Sees Them
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59
Curing Color Blindness
Curing Color Blindness
Will Hue-Detecting Monkeys Be the New Generation of Purse Pooches?
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58
Braille Textured Home Decor
Braille Textured Home Decor
The Love Is Blind Vase
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57
Braille Campaign
Braille Campaign
McCann Erickson "Dots" Ad
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56
Braille Measuring Devices
Braille Measuring Devices
The Tikk-Tekk Rainbow is Designed for the Blind
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55
Microsoft Targets Blind
Microsoft Targets Blind
Word Docs Translated to Audio With Daisy
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54
Converting Color into Sound
Converting Color into Sound
Bright-F Helps Color-Blind
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53
Visuals for the Blind
Visuals for the Blind
Brain Port Becomes Commercially Available Soon
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52
Guide Dog GPS
Guide Dog GPS
Peepo Device is a Safe Way to Expand Travel for the Blind
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51
Literary Braille Translators
Literary Braille Translators
The Brailect Device is No Work of Fiction
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50
PDA For The Blind
PDA For The Blind
GW Micro VoiceSense
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49
Blind Poetry
Blind Poetry
Australian Designers Create Braille Jewellery Line
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48
Seeing is believing -- device helps the blind read
Seeing is believing -- device helps the blind read
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47
Phones for the Disabled
Phones for the Disabled
Braille and Surface Scanner Cell Phones
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46
Blind-Friendly Phones
Blind-Friendly Phones
The LG Loop by Andres Parada Caters to the Visually Impaired
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45
Implant Restores Sight to the Blind
Implant Restores Sight to the Blind
Artificial Cornea
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44
Beer for the Blind
Beer for the Blind
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43
Braille Book Readers
Braille Book Readers
The Haptic Reader Concept Brings Basic Books to Life for the Visually Impaire
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42
Handheld Directional Aids
Handheld Directional Aids
'Touch & Go' by Natalia Ponomareva Gives the Blind Sight Beyond Sight
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41
No-Fumble Locks
No-Fumble Locks
The Junjie Zhang V-Lock Helps You Find the Key Hole
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40
Textured Flash Cards
Textured Flash Cards
Hello Haptic Lets Blind Children Learn About the Outdoors
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39
Avatars For The Blind
Avatars For The Blind
Irish IBM Students Brighten Second Life
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38
DIY Braille
DIY Braille
AccuBraille Adds Dots Everywhere
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37
Painting for the Blind
Painting for the Blind
‘Touch Colour' Uses Heat Identifiers to Pick Hues & Create Art
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36
Braille Architecture
Braille Architecture
Love is Blind by Jessica Lertvilai of Vest Collective
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35
Labelmakers for the Blind
Labelmakers for the Blind
The 6dot Braille Labeler Makes Finding Things Simple Sans Sight
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34
Dining In The Dark
Dining In The Dark
Legally Blind Servers At O. Noir
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33
Tech Replaces Seeing Eye Dogs
Tech Replaces Seeing Eye Dogs
Mygo Cane
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32
Colour Blindness Simulators
Colour Blindness Simulators
Tool Lets You Decolour Your World
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31
Braille Mobile Phones
Braille Mobile Phones
Seonkeun Park Creates a Mobile for the Visually Impaired
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30
Braille Graffiti
Braille Graffiti
Art For The Blind
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29
Multifunctional Translators
Multifunctional Translators
SVLT Helps the Blind and Deaf Communicate
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28
Visually Impaired Tours
Visually Impaired Tours
Cabracega Sensory Adventures in Lisbon
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27
Color Blind Identifiers
Color Blind Identifiers
The Color Add Identification System Helps Differntiate Between Colors
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26
Braille Mobiles
Braille Mobiles
The Universal Phone Designed for the Blind
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25
Sight-Free Brain Teasers
Sight-Free Brain Teasers
Rubik's Cubes Are Made for the Blind (UPDATE)
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24
Braille E-Books
Braille E-Books
The Perfect Gadget for Visually-Impaired Readers
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23
Tactile Wand is the New Blind Stick
Tactile Wand is the New Blind Stick
The Cand Gets Wiimoted
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22
Controverisal Fashion for the Blind
Controverisal Fashion for the Blind
Braille Tees
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21
Blind Mind Games
Blind Mind Games
The Braille Rubik's Cube by Konstantin Datz
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20
Braille Wine Bottle
Braille Wine Bottle
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19
Braille Band-Aid Boxes
Braille Band-Aid Boxes
U.S. Seeing Textured Packaging for the Visually Impaired
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18
Braille Neck Ties
Braille Neck Ties
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17
Camera for the Blind
Camera for the Blind
Touch Sight
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16
Blindfolded Sightseeing
Blindfolded Sightseeing
The Blind Tourism Project
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15
$10 Hand-Held Braille Writer
$10 Hand-Held Braille Writer
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14
iPhone Mods for the Visually Impaired
iPhone Mods for the Visually Impaired
'Silicon Touch' Case
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13
Braille PIN Cards
Braille PIN Cards
Visual Assistance Cards for the Blind
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12
Cell Phones for the Blind
Cell Phones for the Blind
Nokia knfbReader Mobile
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11
Toys for the Blind
Toys for the Blind
Textured Rubik's Cube for the Blind
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10
Braille Label Makers
Braille Label Makers
Innovative Design Creates Stickers for Visually Impaired
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9
Braille Watches
Braille Watches
‘Feel the Time' Lets You Tell Time by Touch
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8
Bionic Eye Restores Sight to the Blind
Bionic Eye Restores Sight to the Blind
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7
Blind Photographers
Blind Photographers
Visually Impaired Artists Find Their Vision Through the Lens
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6
Braille Wallpaper
Braille Wallpaper
Textile Wall Coverings by Ilias Fotopoulos Tell a Story
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5
Text-to-Voice Wands
Text-to-Voice Wands
'Voice Stick' Facilitates the Blind, the Elderly and the Lazy
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4
Braille City Maps
Braille City Maps
The DROP GPS Device Encourages You to Follow Blindly
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3
Braille Watches
Braille Watches
The X-Watch
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2
Playboy in Braille
Playboy in Braille
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1
Braille Tattoos
Braille Tattoos
Body Modifications for the Blind Make Sight and Touch Statements
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