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Tablet with Refreshable Braille in the Works
A basic Kindle is pictured to show the size of the device being created by scientistsScientists at the University of Michigan are working to create a Kindle-style tablet with refreshable Braille. The tactile display, or refreshable Braille as it is known, already exists, but can only display one line of text at a time. The current devices are extremely expensive and not user friendly.

 

However, with a tablet that could display the same amount of text in Braille as a Kindle currently does would allow for pleasurable fiction reading and easier studying.

 

Scientists say that it may still be a few years before their device is ready. Find the full article here.

 

Would you be interested in using such a device? Share your opinion in the comment section.

 

Holy Braille: Scientists developing Kindle-style tablet for the blind

 

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