January 15, 2013
Indian designer creates smartphone for the blind
An Indian designer is developing a smartphone with tactile text that can be used by blind or visually impaired people. SciDevNet reports.
Sumit Dagar's prototype Braille smartphone is expected to be ready by the end of February and the first model could be on the market within a year.
Dagar, who won a US$50,000 2012 Young Laureat Rolex Award for Enterprise in November to develop the smartphone, says that design can help technology bridge the gap between people with disabilities and the rest of the population.
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