Braille E-Book

Visually challenged people require braille books in order to read. However, not many books are available in braille due to cost and inefficiency. Translating a 500 page book into braille nearly doubles the thickness. EAP is a technology that can dynamically change the surface pattern by way of an electromagnetic signal – simulating braille text. Not exactly a new idea but a nice executive nonetheless.

Designers: Seon-Keun Park, Byung-Min Woo, Sun-Hye Woo & Jin-Sun Park

168 Comments

  • Angelique says:

    Please could you let me know when this e-braille is available as i would like to get this for my duaghter

    thanks

    angie

  • Tiger Momma says:

    So, it’s been 6 years, is this a thing yet? I have a 9year old who is an awesome reader! She has a Note Taker (electronic with blue tooth and other great features) that she can read Bookshare/e-books books on but there is only enough room for a few words at a time. A device like the one here would give her so much more freedom. Why haven’t the two ideas merged? Doesn’t seem that complicated.. I’m not a computer/technology person but good gravy, the amazing things those engineers produce, this should already BE on the market!
    Thank you

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