How to read Braille on a Tablet?
More than 314 million people are estimated to be blind and visually impaired worldwide. And by 2050 unfortunately this number will double. Only 1% of all published books are available in Braille. But still Braille remains the only fundamental tool for education and literacy of blind people. Touchscreen devices are accessible only via voice-over and special Braille displays are extremely limited, bulky and expensive (up to 14.000 €).
BLITAB is a next generation affordable and multi-functional device for Braille reading and writing that displays one whole page Braille text, without any mechanical elements. BLITAB is like an e-reader which instead of using a LCD-screen, forms small bubbles on the surface, haptic and stable enough to be touched and read by the finger.
Interview with Kristina Tsvetanova and Slavi Slavev, Founders
FACTS ABOUT BLITAB
Kristina Tsvetanova, Slavi Slavev, Stanislav Slavev
national and international subsidies and non-diluted grants
FILMS ABOUT AND BY BLITAB:
Blitab’s explains their multi-functional device.
Kristina’s and Slavi’s pitch at the Hello Tomorrow Challenge 2015.