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36 Braille Innovations

Trends for the Visually Impaired

— April 2, 2010 — Social Good
For the visually impaired, it is nice to see that there is no shortage of innovations for which sight is required.

Largely through the use of Braille and sounds, these trends for the visually impaired include functional items such as books and time pieces, cosmetic items such as neck ties and tattoos, and some other miscellaneous ideas including avatars and even Braille pornography.

Implications - It is nice to see that braille is becoming an every day sighting within society. Some of the unique braille things that are featured include graffiti braille, which is written in big letters on a wall outdoors. Braille has even inspired some architects to create some very innovative buildings.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Sightless Soap Spouts
Sightless Soap Spouts
The Eco Pump Smart Dispenser Cleanses With Reusable Soap
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35
Braille Textured Home Decor
Braille Textured Home Decor
The Love Is Blind Vase
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34
Braille Campaign
Braille Campaign
McCann Erickson "Dots" Ad
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33
Braille Measuring Devices
Braille Measuring Devices
The Tikk-Tekk Rainbow is Designed for the Blind
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32
Blind Poetry
Blind Poetry
Australian Designers Create Braille Jewellery Line
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31
Braille Book Readers
Braille Book Readers
The Haptic Reader Concept Brings Basic Books to Life for the Visually Impaire
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30
Embossed Labels
Embossed Labels
The Braille Printer Helps Visually Challenged Identify Items
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29
Avatars For The Blind
Avatars For The Blind
Irish IBM Students Brighten Second Life
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28
Labelmakers for the Blind
Labelmakers for the Blind
The 6dot Braille Labeler Makes Finding Things Simple Sans Sight
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27
Textured Flash Cards
Textured Flash Cards
Hello Haptic Lets Blind Children Learn About the Outdoors
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26
Braille Mobile Phones
Braille Mobile Phones
Zhenwei You's 'B-Touchphone' Gives Technological Sight to the Blind
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25
Braille Graffiti
Braille Graffiti
Art For The Blind
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24
Painting for the Blind
Painting for the Blind
‘Touch Colour' Uses Heat Identifiers to Pick Hues & Create Art
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23
Braille Mobile Phones
Braille Mobile Phones
Seonkeun Park Creates a Mobile for the Visually Impaired
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22
Color Blind Identifiers
Color Blind Identifiers
The Color Add Identification System Helps Differntiate Between Colors
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21
Braille Mobiles
Braille Mobiles
The Universal Phone Designed for the Blind
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20
Braille E-Books
Braille E-Books
The Perfect Gadget for Visually-Impaired Readers
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19
Controverisal Fashion for the Blind
Controverisal Fashion for the Blind
Braille Tees
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18
Braille Wine Bottle
Braille Wine Bottle
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17
Braille Band-Aid Boxes
Braille Band-Aid Boxes
U.S. Seeing Textured Packaging for the Visually Impaired
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16
Blind Mind Games
Blind Mind Games
The Braille Rubik's Cube by Konstantin Datz
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15
Braille Neck Ties
Braille Neck Ties
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14
$10 Hand-Held Braille Writer
$10 Hand-Held Braille Writer
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13
iPhone Mods for the Visually Impaired
iPhone Mods for the Visually Impaired
'Silicon Touch' Case
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12
Braille-Inspired Buildings
Braille-Inspired Buildings
The Chrome Hotel Facade is Punctuated With Many Holes
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11
Braille Watches
Braille Watches
‘Feel the Time' Lets You Tell Time by Touch
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10
Blind Time Tellers
Blind Time Tellers
The Braille Wristwatch Makes Telling Time Simpler and Intuitive
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9
Braille Label Makers
Braille Label Makers
Innovative Design Creates Stickers for Visually Impaired
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8
Blind Photographers
Blind Photographers
Visually Impaired Artists Find Their Vision Through the Lens
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7
Braille Wallpaper
Braille Wallpaper
Textile Wall Coverings by Ilias Fotopoulos Tell a Story
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6
Tattoos for the Blind
Tattoos for the Blind
Braille Ink Offers Another Dimension of Body Design
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5
Mugs for the Sightless
Mugs for the Sightless
The Braun Bell Makes Beverage Pouring Easier for the Blind
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4
Insightful Packaging Campaigns
Insightful Packaging Campaigns
Blind Foundation Guerrilla Grocery Ads Highlight Lack of Braille
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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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