Braille Boon

by Gyanvitaranam

  Braille isn’t just another writing system. Braille, in essence, is a tactile writing system used by people who are visually impaired, including people who are blind, deaf and blind or even those who have low and poor vision.

  The ability to read and write Braille offers the vital access to the written word that sighted people have. And it can mean greater equality enabling the blind and partially-sighted people to have the use, power, fluidity and enjoyment of the written word that sighted people have.

  The prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IITGN) has always remained in forefront in developing technological solutions, often for societal good.

  Treading the same path this year the first year undergraduate students from various faculties hit upon an idea of developing prototype of a device that is going to change the way Braille can be learnt.

  Guided by their professors, the students....

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