“Kristina Tsvetanova was once asked to help a blind friend sign up online for a class. Understanding why he could not do so opened her eyes to the lag in technological innovation to benefit blind and visually impaired people. ‘The shock that my friend couldn’t perform this simple task stayed with me..’
..the tablet’s glass is perforated into a grid with holes, which allow Blitab’s liquid-based technology to create tactile relief — or “tixels” — that outputs content in the Braille alphabet — the touch-reading system that has been the literacy tool for blind people since 1824. The “smart” liquid alters the surface of the tablet to convert text, maps and graphics into Braille, by creating a rising sensation under the user’s fingertips.
‘With this tool, the blind can surf the net, connect with friends and download books, like everyone else’
‘This tablet will be especially impactful for the life progress of young blind persons..’”