This wearable tape-dispenser can help correct Braille typos and misprints

Aptly titled the Braille Correction Device, this hand-worn contraption handles a lesser-considered problem that not many of us think about. Not only is publishing in Braille much more difficult than regular printing, but it’s also rather uncommon. So imagine when you find a publication you’re looking for, but it’s got typos and errors in the print! Correcting Braille misprints is even more of a challenge, although that’s where this nifty little piece of stationery comes in. Designed to work sort of like correction liquid works on a printed text typo, the Braille Correction Device overlays the right character over the wrong one, fixing any errors in print or physical damage to text. It’s simple, intuitive, and is designed to be an entirely analog device.

Designers: Tian-Yi Chen, Chao-Jie Hu, Yi-Xuan Li & Xue-Nan Zheng

Given that Braille is a monospaced language, using the Braille Correction Device is rather easy when it comes to swapping out old characters with new ones. Just like correction fluid helps practically fix small errors (not entire sentences or paragraphs), the Braille Correction Device works on simple, easy-to-fix mistakes.

A winner of the Golden Pin Design Award, the Braille Correction Device is easy to operate. It fits on your right finger and comes with a roll of Braille tape pre-fed into it. Once you’ve located the error, use the dot-puncher to input the right spelling into the tape fed inside the Braille Correction Device. Place your right index finger on the error and hit the button on the side to begin dispensing the tape. Move your finger downward to apply the tape, and hit the button on top of the device to cut the tape once it’s applied over the wrong character.