OwnFone has developed a device that can be personalized with raised buttons and pre-programmed to call specific contacts.

Smart devices or apps that cater to the blind or visually-impaired are not exactly breaking news since companies and developers have created designs and built prototypes of such devices before, and there are already a few apps that are useful to blind or low-vision users.

London-based company OwnFone has recently launched a Braille mobile phone that makes it easy for blind and low-vision users to keep in touch with loved ones or to contact emergency services.

The company’s Braille mobile phone, which went on sale in the UK, has front and back panels that are manufactured using 3D-printing technologies. The phone can be personalized with Braille buttons that are pre-programmed to dial up certain contacts.

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