Companies like Google and IBM have come up with new devices and services to help the visually impaired in the last few years.
Individual researchers have also come up with new ideas on how to help the visually impaired.
So far, there aren’t a lot of devices that allow blind and visually impaired people to use digital devices.
Google has tried to put a Braille keyboard on Android in the past.
A Korean company has come up with a way for blind and visually impaired people to touch and feel digital images and texts.
Dot Pad is a tactile display for people who can’t see.
The Dot Pad was made by Dot, which specializes in tactile communication.
It lets blind or visually impaired people touch digital images and texts and feel them in the real world.
It wants to make it easier for the visually impaired to get educational and communication content than ever before.
The Dot Pad is an advanced braille-reading display that uses 2,400 pins that move in a specific way.
These pins use actuators, like those in smartphone speakers, to move the pins up and down so that text and images can be formed.
In addition to the main display area, the Dot Pad can show up to 300 braille glyphs and 20 more on a separate line below it.
These dynamic pins are carefully set up to show text and images in braille.
One of the most important things about the Dot Pad is that it can be used with Apple’s VoiceOver screen-reading software to access Maps, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and more.
So, people who can’t see can now look at their Twitter feed or “touch” the picture of their friends on Instagram, thanks to the Dot Pad’s ability to make images.
As a co-founder of Dot, Ki Kwang Sung said, “It’s not fair that visually impaired people can’t access digital information in a way that makes sense to them.”
“There are a lot of new things going on in every industry, from education to jobs to social network services,” Sung said.
“Visually impaired people are getting cut off because they can’t see.”
So, the Dot Pad is an essential tool for visually impaired kids and a “potential game-changer” for blind kids who go to school.
As a result, the company is now working on many new features that will help the device better show images.
Plus, it is working on keeping the pins in the middle so that they can show depths and slopes in images.
The feedback from people who are blind has been good during testing, Sung said.
When the co-founder spoke, he said that Dot is working with both governments to get their Dot Pads into schools in both countries and use existing educational funds and subsidy programs to help pay for their project.
They can learn more about the tactile graphics API from here and from Apple’s developer site to make the Dot Pad even more braille-based in the future, though.