This Device Translates Text To Braille in Real Time

Publication Title
The Smithsonian Magazine
Publication/Creation Date
May 8 2017
Marion Harsh (contributor)
Paul Parravano (contributor)
Chen “Bonnie” Wang (contributor)
Chandani Doshi (contributor)
Grace Li (contributor)
Jessica Shi (contributor)
Charlene Xia (contributor)
Tania Yu (contributor)
Maya Wei-Haas (creator)
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) (contributor)
University Of Glasgow (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
On Valentine's Day last year a team of six women, all MIT engineering undergraduate, completed  their first iteration of a portable text converter for the blind. The team's latest version, which is about the size of a candy bar, can display six characters at a time and has a built-in camera. 
HCI Platform
Location on Body

Date archived
May 17 2017
Last edited
November 26 2018
How to cite this entry
Maya Wei-Haas. (May 8 2017). "This Device Translates Text To Braille in Real Time". The Smithsonian Magazine. The Smithsonian Magazine. Fabric of Digital Life.