Braille iPad Cover Allows Visually-Impaired People To Use The iPad

Braille iPad Cover Allows Visually-Impaired People To Use The iPad
technology

Omnifer is an innovative braille panel cover and programmed app to help everyone use the iPad.

Alice Chan
  • 12 august 2011

Entered in the 2011 IDEA Award, the Omnifer is an innovative cover for the iPad that aims to make tablet usage available to those who are visually-impaired. The technology behind it consists of three panels that contains a braille overlay raised by gas pockets when light from the iPad expands the chemical. When the light source is extinguished, the braille dots lower to its thin, flat surface. With a programmed app for the iPad, illuminated dots would appear in designated areas, letting the visually-impaired population to “read” their iPads.

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