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53 Innovations for the Blind

From Blind Time Tellers to Tactile Teaching Pens

— January 26, 2010 — Art & Design
There are some things that can’t be cured, yet with our advancing technology, it’s not surprising that there have been quite a few inventions to make life easier. I’ve compiled a cluster devoted to innovations for the blind. This is just one of many disabilities that scientists and technicians have tried to help through technology. See what they have come up with.
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Sightless Drivers
Sightless Drivers
Virginia Tech Students Fix Up a Buggy to be Operated by the Blind
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Blind Pilots
Blind Pilots
Man Flies From London to Sydney Proving the Blind Can Have Fun Too
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Humans as Bats
Humans as Bats
CASBliP Aids the Blind By Using a Sound Map
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Braille Textured Home Decor
Braille Textured Home Decor
The Love Is Blind Vase
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Braille Campaign
Braille Campaign
McCann Erickson "Dots" Ad
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Braille Measuring Devices
Braille Measuring Devices
The Tikk-Tekk Rainbow is Designed for the Blind
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Microsoft Targets Blind
Microsoft Targets Blind
Word Docs Translated to Audio With Daisy
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Visuals for the Blind
Visuals for the Blind
Brain Port Becomes Commercially Available Soon
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Guide Dog GPS
Guide Dog GPS
Peepo Device is a Safe Way to Expand Travel for the Blind
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PDA For The Blind
PDA For The Blind
GW Micro VoiceSense
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Blind Poetry
Blind Poetry
Australian Designers Create Braille Jewellery Line
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Phones for the Disabled
Phones for the Disabled
Braille and Surface Scanner Cell Phones
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Implant Restores Sight to the Blind
Implant Restores Sight to the Blind
Artificial Cornea
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Embossed Labels
Embossed Labels
The Braille Printer Helps Visually Challenged Identify Items
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Braille Book Readers
Braille Book Readers
The Haptic Reader Concept Brings Basic Books to Life for the Visually Impaire
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Textured Flash Cards
Textured Flash Cards
Hello Haptic Lets Blind Children Learn About the Outdoors
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Avatars For The Blind
Avatars For The Blind
Irish IBM Students Brighten Second Life
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DIY Braille
DIY Braille
AccuBraille Adds Dots Everywhere
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Painting for the Blind
Painting for the Blind
‘Touch Colour' Uses Heat Identifiers to Pick Hues & Create Art
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Braille Mobile Phones
Braille Mobile Phones
Zhenwei You's 'B-Touchphone' Gives Technological Sight to the Blind
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Braille Architecture
Braille Architecture
Love is Blind by Jessica Lertvilai of Vest Collective
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Labelmakers for the Blind
Labelmakers for the Blind
The 6dot Braille Labeler Makes Finding Things Simple Sans Sight
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Dining In The Dark
Dining In The Dark
Legally Blind Servers At O. Noir
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Braille Graffiti
Braille Graffiti
Art For The Blind
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Braille Mobile Phones
Braille Mobile Phones
Seonkeun Park Creates a Mobile for the Visually Impaired
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Multifunctional Translators
Multifunctional Translators
SVLT Helps the Blind and Deaf Communicate
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Braille Mobiles
Braille Mobiles
The Universal Phone Designed for the Blind
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Sight-Free Brain Teasers
Sight-Free Brain Teasers
Rubik's Cubes Are Made for the Blind (UPDATE)
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Braille E-Books
Braille E-Books
The Perfect Gadget for Visually-Impaired Readers
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Tactile Wand is the New Blind Stick
Tactile Wand is the New Blind Stick
The Cand Gets Wiimoted
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Controverisal Fashion for the Blind
Controverisal Fashion for the Blind
Braille Tees
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Tactile Teaching Pencils
Tactile Teaching Pencils
Feelor Touch the Color Pencils Help Blind Children Learn Different Hues
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Braille Wine Bottle
Braille Wine Bottle
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Braille Band-Aid Boxes
Braille Band-Aid Boxes
U.S. Seeing Textured Packaging for the Visually Impaired
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Camera for the Blind
Camera for the Blind
Touch Sight
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$10 Hand-Held Braille Writer
$10 Hand-Held Braille Writer
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Braille PIN Cards
Braille PIN Cards
Visual Assistance Cards for the Blind
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Cell Phones for the Blind
Cell Phones for the Blind
Nokia knfbReader Mobile
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Toys for the Blind
Toys for the Blind
Textured Rubik's Cube for the Blind
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Braille Watches
Braille Watches
‘Feel the Time' Lets You Tell Time by Touch
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Braille Label Makers
Braille Label Makers
Innovative Design Creates Stickers for Visually Impaired
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Bionic Eye Restores Sight to the Blind
Bionic Eye Restores Sight to the Blind
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Blind Time Tellers
Blind Time Tellers
The Braille Wristwatch Makes Telling Time Simpler and Intuitive
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Mugs for the Sightless
Mugs for the Sightless
The Braun Bell Makes Beverage Pouring Easier for the Blind
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Blind Photographers
Blind Photographers
Visually Impaired Artists Find Their Vision Through the Lens
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Braille Wallpaper
Braille Wallpaper
Textile Wall Coverings by Ilias Fotopoulos Tell a Story
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Tattoos for the Blind
Tattoos for the Blind
Braille Ink Offers Another Dimension of Body Design
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Text-to-Voice Wands
Text-to-Voice Wands
'Voice Stick' Facilitates the Blind, the Elderly and the Lazy
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Insightful Packaging Campaigns
Insightful Packaging Campaigns
Blind Foundation Guerrilla Grocery Ads Highlight Lack of Braille
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Braille Watches
Braille Watches
The X-Watch
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Porn For The Blind
Porn For The Blind
Naughty Reading for the Visually Impaired
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Playboy in Braille
Playboy in Braille
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Braille Tattoos
Braille Tattoos
Body Modifications for the Blind Make Sight and Touch Statements
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