The blind may one day be independent of any and all sighted aid thanks to designs such as Braille Tape. Braille Tape was designed by Kukil Han, Yongju Kwak, Young-Seok Kim and Dongbin Shin as a way to help the blind label items.
The tape is sticky on one side and has dots on the other that can be either punched in or left up to form words or letters. This effectively lets the blind speed up simple processes that those of us with sight take for granted, such as determining which glass jar has peach jelly and which one has grape. With such a simple yet ingenious design, I am surprised that nobody has come up with Braille Tape sooner. Here's hoping that this group of designers manages to get Braille Tape from concept to reality soon.
Braille Tape Helps the Blind Organize Easier
1. Braille Labeling - The trend of using Braille Tape to help the blind label items provides an opportunity for the development of innovative Braille labeling solutions.
2. Accessible Design - The trend of creating designs like Braille Tape that aid the blind in everyday tasks opens up opportunities for the development of more accessible products and technologies.
3. Sightless Independence - The trend of developing tools like Braille Tape that empower the blind to be independent highlights the potential for disruptive innovation in the field of assistive technologies.
1. Design - The design industry can explore new approaches and materials to create more inclusive and user-friendly products, such as Braille Tape.
2. Assistive Technology - The assistive technology industry can capitalize on the trend of Braille Tape to develop innovative solutions that enhance the independence and quality of life for the blind.
3. Product Packaging - The product packaging industry can embrace the trend of Braille Tape to create more accessible and inclusive packaging designs for visually impaired customers.