Since the last few months, I’ve been seeing some new User Interfaces popping up to enable the blind and the visually impaired people to type on a touch base smartphone device.
Here are the latest series and my opinions about them.
1) Touch Screen Braille Writer
The First one is the ‘Touch Screen Braille Writer’ developed by NMSU undergraduate Adam Duran, Stanford Assistant Professor Adrian Lew, and Stanford Doctoral candidate Sohan Dharmaraja (Source: Gizmodo). Check out the demo video below.
The application is interesting and quite robust. The UI however is designed for the bigger screen and the same interface can not be ported to a smaller screen device such as an iPhone or and android smartphone device.