Braille writer is fast, compact, and cheap

Braille writer is fast, compact, and cheap


Being blind doesn’t always have to be expensive.

A team of students at Johns Hopkins University have invented a mechanical Braille writing device that needs no electricity and can produce up to 6 marks at the same time, a significant improvement over the one-at-a-time requirements of similar devices found today.

By using the device’s six buttons, you can create all the possible letters, numbers, or punctuation marks you need to write Braille. You won’t need to plug it in anywhere either, because it’s fully mechanical (i.e., no electricity), and you won’t need to wear out your bank account because the price tag is US$10.