New interface on prototype can help the blind text plus use everyday tools like maps.

Some objectives that come to mind when discussing the purpose of technology are making life easier, making information more accessible, and making society more inclusive.

Presenting the world’s first Braille smartphone: Designed by Sumit Dagar, a 2011 TED Fellow and a graduate of the National Institute of Design in India, the new touch screen smartphone is being created specifically for people who are visually impaired. Yet unnamed, the phone is the culmination of three years of work by Dagar and his team, which is currently collaborating with IIT Delhi on a prototype.

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