It’s 2017. Can we please get braille phones now?! I mean just one Kickstarter project! Touchscreens are probably the WORST interface for the visually impaired, which is why we really need this to happen!
The Textura brings classy, sleek design to a phone for the visually impaired. Relying on a screen replacement surface that is made for braille (rather than conventional screens), the phone comes with a slim form factor with a large black dynamic planar surface that forms bumps to create pieces of data, much like any regular phone would. It even comes with a headphone jack so that the blind can have personalized audio feedback. And all that in a design so slick and neat, you wouldn’t even notice that this is actually a mobile phone without a screen!
Designer: Isa Velarde