Braille Language E Book Reader


If you thought visually impaired people could not use an e-Book ever, think again. designers Seon-Keun Park, Byung-Min Woo, Sun-Hye Woo & Jin-Sun Park have created what is being touted as the Braille E-Book, or EAP. The EAP comes with a technology that changes the surface pattern of the gadget using electromagnetic signal – simulating Braille text. This is not something totally new, but then it could help a number of visually impaired people.

Those who have very low or no vision at all depend on Braille to read and understand printed matter, by using fingers to understand something by shape. The EAP is significantly important because it is thin in size and hence can be carried around easily. Usually printed Braille can increase twice from the size of being a normal print. Such books are not only heavy but also too thick for comfort.


The EAP might just be the idea to help the visually challenged not only read easily, but also catch up with technology that is changing almost everyday. There is no information about the price or availability as it could still be a concept. There have been many Braille gadgets in the past as well. The Braille Label Maker and the Braille Images would help you understand more about what is happening in the manufacturing industry right now, concerning visually challenged people.

Via:  Switched

4 thoughts on “Braille Language E Book Reader

  1. BH.

    I’ve read a number of articles on this device, and one thing that’s very odd is that most of the people writing them really seem to act like the whole idea of non-paper braille is new. Folks, refreshable braille displays have been around for at least 30 years. Portable hand-held braille devices have been very popular for a long time too and plenty of blind people already read books that way… The challenge is NOT making a refreshable braille display to read books, it’s 1) making a CHEAP one; the existing ones are crazily expensive, and 2) actually getting the written material to people — i.e., getting publishers to release computer files in braille format or in some text format that can be converted to braille (i.e., ascii or something).

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  4. dbReader.

    This is something unbelievable. Seems that this technology is very promising for the specific market area. Outer look of the device deserves very good marks.


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