“We built buttons that find the fingers” – tablet Braille keyboard

“Instead of having fingers that find the buttons, we built buttons that find the fingers,” said Stanford’s Sohan Dharmaraja – a researcher on an intense summer course at the Army High Performance Computing Research Center. A truly fantastic and innovative use of the touch screen of tablet computers. Basically the keyboard moves to where the position of the fingers are on the screen so that users can ‘chord’ in the Braille. It can even handle complex maths and chemical equations.

Video of the app working on a tablet
Article on the BBC website

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Bruce Darby - Assistive Technology Advisor at the University of Edinburgh
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