You can use voice dictation and feedback to navigate a phone or tablet if you’re blind, but that doesn’t really answer all your needs. What if you need to read charts or other graphics? The University of Michigan has an answer. It’s developing a Braille display that uses microfluidic bubbles (filled with air or liquid) to produce the format’s signature bumps on demand. Unlike existing Braille displays that rely on motors, this doesn’t use up much space — the school envisions mobile tablets that pop up dots whenever (and importantly, wherever) you need them.
Via: Wired UK
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