Smartwatch Takes On One of the Visually-Impaired’s Greatest Hurdles
Feel your texts and emails with Dot, a braille smartwatch that can translate webpages and ebooks for the blind and near-blind
Of the 285,000,000 visually-impaired in the world, 95 percent don’t bother learning how to read braille given that only 1 percent of all books are translated into that language and the cost of E-braille readers are upwards of $2,000. Seeking to reshape the way the blind (and near-blind) feel about reading, Dot is a crafty device capacitating the legally blind with the ability to receive texts and emails.
Embedded with four cells of six pegs that protrude inwards and outwards to create up to four braille characters at any given moment, the smartwatch can also translate webpages and ebooks on top of telling time.