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Omnifer Braille iPad Case: Bringing Touchscreens to the Blind

by Range

Have you ever wondered if visually impaired people could use the iPad? Well, thanks to this concept, they might be able to do so, hopefully cheaper than those braille displays that are available (some of them can cost up to $10,000).

omnifer ipad braille case display keyboard concept

Designed by Jayson D’Alessandro, the Omnifer is a concept iPad case design that’s meant to make the iPad usable for the visually impaired, thanks to a built-in braille display.

omnifer ipad braille case display keyboard concept

The braille display would cover up about half of the touchscreen’s surface area when in use. But the clever dual-hinge design would allow it to swing around to the back of the iPad when not in use.

omnifer ipad braille case display keyboard concept

Unfortunately at this time, it’s not easy to make tablets and smartphones easily usable by the visually impaired. Hopefully, prices for these boards and displays will go down to allow them to be used more frequently.

[via Yanko Design]

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Comments (4):

  1. Michael McCarty says:

    Someone doesn’t know what they’re talking about with this post. The IOS devices are very accessible to the blind. In fact, this is one of the first mainstream devices to be totally accessible right out of the box. Research please.

    • Jack says:

      Ummm… I don’t think that blink people can use iPads without a device like this, mr. smarty pants.

      • Michelleja says:

        Actually, there are already refreshable braille displays that can connect via bluetooth to allow individuals who use braille to use the IPAD. Between the voice-over features of the IPAD and the built-in accessibility of standard apps, these individuals use navigation, word, email, internet, etc. Yes, right out of the box.

  2. Range says:

    Yes, but they are quite expensive.

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