Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Nokia brings text messaging for blind

Nokia Braille Reader has been developed as a joint project between Nokia, Tampere University and the Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired. It works by allowing SMS access to the blind and visually impaired. It captures received SMS messages and brings them to the foreground for reading using Braille and tactile feedback.


This means that blind people can understand an incoming text by reading the vibrations generated by their mobile phone.

Nokia spokesperson Roope Takala said:

We have been thinking of how to do something about accessibility for quite a while.

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