Posted: 13 Oct 2015 10:39 AM PDT
Using devices such as smartphones and tablets is relatively simple to blind and visually impaired people since most operating systems provide a guide system via audio. However, not every bit of information can be passed through audio, hence Braille was invented, a tactile language that allows blind people to read.
The Austrian company Blitab Technology claims to be working on a revolutionary tablet, which will be the world’s first developed exclusively for the visually impaired. The great breakthrough is the tablet’s display, capable of forming microbubbles, creating text and images in Braille. “What we are doing is creating a completely new technology which outputs braille in a completely new and innovative way without any mechanical elements,” Slavi Slavev, chief technology officer and co-founder of Blitab Technology, told IBTimes UK.