TRENDING Braille tech firm builds 'Kindle for the blind'


Braille tech firm builds 'Kindle for the blind'


18:53, January 15, 2019

Made by a British firm, it's the world's first multi-line braille e-reader.


Video source: VCG

The Canute displays nine lines of braille at once - potentially game-changing technology for the blind community.

A recent drop in braille literacy rates has been partly blamed on improving audio description technology.

But Bristol Braille Technology, the brains behind the Canute, hopes to change that by getting their product into schools and libraries.

They say learning braille can significantly boost literacy and numeracy, making you more employable and improving your well-being. The British firm built the world's first multi-line braille e-reader, displaying 9 lines of braille at a time - or about a third of a page of regular printed text. 

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