Stage 1: Completed on 31 Dec 2015 Stage 2: Completed on 18 Jan 2016
Top 15 Projects have been shortlisted for Stage 3. Stage 3: Experts from our team will be guiding the teams in completing their projects. This stage ends on 31 March 2016. Stage 4: Announcement of prizes on 15 April 2016
Outcome: An audio, visual and tactile device capable of facilitating Braille tutoring among the blind. Description: Less than 3% of the 145 million blind people living in developing countries are literate. This low literacy rate is partly due to the lack of trained teachers and the challenges associated with learning Braille on traditional slate and. The solution to this problem is to develop a prototype of a cost effective and user friendly device, capable of facilitating Braille tutoring among the blind. The proposed device aims to incorporate tactile, audio and visual output for the user that can be used for both self and peer-to-peer learning. The prime feature of this -system is 3D pattern formation in Braille language for different alphabets and numbers to facilitate Braille learning through a sense of touch.
This device opens up the possibility of an adult who does not have formal Braille training but can assist and help the blind student to learn Braille and also assess their learning levels.