Dot Watch for the Visually Impaired
A South Korean company called Dot has developed a smartwatch that displays information in braille.
14:13 20 September 2017
The watch, which is the first of its kind in the world, is hoped to help visually impaired people lead independent and fulfilling lives.
It features a large circular face with a moving keyboard designed to relay braille text in real time. When connected to a smartphone application called Dot Watch App, it also provides users with information such as road navigation and weather conditions and allow them to receive calls and text messages as well as social media alerts.
Alex Lee, Dot's sales and marketing director, said: "There are significant barriers to accessible information for the blind and vision-impaired both online and offline. We wanted to create something that would truly make an impact in the market of assistive innovations and inclusive design,"
"There just aren't that many products that exist that have inclusivity at its core for the visually impaired community. Through our research and countless conversations with members of these communities, it seems that their voices get drowned when trying to push for increased accessibility as a whole."
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