Menu

Daily News for the Geek Mind

First Braille phone debuts in UK, made using 3D printer

May 19 2014, 1:14pm CDT | by , in News | Mobile Phones

First Braille phone debuts in UK, made using 3D printer
Photo Credits: bbc
/* Story Top Left 2010 300x250, created 7/15/10 */ google_ad_slot = "8340327155";

The phone can be personalized with additional buttons which have already been pre-programmed to make calls friends and family

Being blind is no longer going to be a reason for the blinded to not use cellphones because thanks to the UK phonemaker OwnFone, the world’s first Braille phone has been announced which has been designed exclusively for the people with visual disabilities. The front and back panels of the phone have been designed with the help of a 3D printer because this allowed for more customization.

The phone also has another non-Braille version which will have a keypad with raised text. According to Tom Sunderland, the inventor of the phone, “3D printing provides a fast and cost-effective way to create personalized Braille buttons.”

 

The phone is also left open for further customization and allows more personalization with two or four additional Braille buttons which have already been pre-programmed to call friends, family, caretakers or the emergency services to make it even more convenient for the disabled.

source: bbc

Comments

Share this Story

Follow Us
Follow I4U News on Twitter
Follow I4U News on Facebook

You Might Also Like

Read the Latest from I4U News

Hottest Chrissy Teigen Instagram Photos

Hottest Chrissy Teigen Instagram Photos

10 hours ago, 11:40am CDT

Meizu MX5 is Official with Metal Unibody

Meizu MX5 is Official with Metal Unibody

10 hours ago, 11:17am CDT

E.L. James did a HILARIOUS Twitter Q&A

E.L. James did a HILARIOUS Twitter Q&A

10 hours ago, 10:48am CDT

Hottest Channing Tatum Instagram Photos

Hottest Channing Tatum Instagram Photos

10 hours ago, 10:47am CDT

Hottest Taylor Swift Instagram Photos

Hottest Taylor Swift Instagram Photos

13 hours ago, 8:39am CDT

Jack Carter Dies at 93

Jack Carter Dies at 93

13 hours ago, 8:16am CDT

Cold Drinks Kill 184,000 People a Year

Cold Drinks Kill 184,000 People a Year

13 hours ago, 7:52am CDT

UK Warned on Climate Change

UK Warned on Climate Change

14 hours ago, 7:43am CDT

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Back to Top | Read the Latest Stories