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Reprogrammable braille could be the key to ebook readers for sight impaired people

4 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

Researchers from Harvard University have developed a framework to encode braille dots onto a blank material, which could be the first step towards creating a braille ebook with just a single reprogrammable 'page'. It's a simple principle: a thin elastic shell is compressed by a force from either end, and indents are made by poking the shell with a stylus. The indents remain after the force is released, and can be erased by stretching the shell flat again. Printed braille books take up far more space than their ink equivalents. For example, the braille edition of Harry Potter and the Order...
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