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

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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