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Thu May 2, 2013, 06:09 AM

A Smartphone That Converts Text to Braille Developed for the Blind


An Indian has developed a unique smart-phone that can aid the blind and help them perform functions other than answering calls.

Technology has definitely been a blessing to humans and smartphones have become the need of the day. With having everything from the daily wake-up call (read alarm) to good-night reads (ebooks) on your phone, it has become an essential, almost a basic need.

However, there is a segment of population who do not benefit from such modern gadgets. While a smartphone is a necessity for most of us, it is useless for a blind person. To help even the blind benefit from the smartphone, an Indian has released a new Braille version of the phone.

Developed by Sumit Dagar, who is still working on setting up his formal organisation at the Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship, located in IIM-A, the phone is the world’s forst Braille smartphone.

FULL STORY: http://www.indiatimes.com/technology/mobile/a-smartphone-that-converts-text-to-braille-developed-for-the-blind-72969.html

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