this finger tape helps the visually impaired correct braille misprints


introducing the braille correction finger tape

 

The Braille Correction Device is a hand-worn finger tape that, as its name suggests, addresses an issue that not many of us consider — writing in Braille. Publishing in Braille is far more challenging and unusual than regular printing. Furthermore, field tests have shown that Braille writing has a very high error rate, making it even more difficult to edit typos and misprints without risking paper damage.

 

Designers Tian-Yi Chen, Chao-Jie Hu, Yi-Xuan Li & Xue-Nan Zheng from Zhejiang University of Technology, China, have decided to help solve the aforementioned issue with a smart finger device that’s easy to operate. The Braille Correction Device operates on simple, easy-to-fix mistakes, just how correction fluid practically fixes tiny errors (not entire phrases or paragraphs). The design has earned the Golden Pin Design Award in the Product Design category because it is straightforward, user-friendly, and created to be a totally analog instrument.

this finger tape device helps the visually-impaired correct braille misprints

all images courtesy of the Golden Pin Design Award

 

 

 

The Braille Correction Device uses tape with a certain thickness to cover the errors found in Braille prints. Given that Braille is a monospaced language, using the Braille Correction Device is rather easy when it comes to swapping out old characters with new ones. After locating the error, users can press a button on the side of the device to load the tape and cover the incorrect word, and then press the front upper button to dispense the tape. The correct spelling now overlaps the old incorrect one. 

 

In the global context of the number of the visually impaired has reached 2.2 billion, the Braille correction products have a huge user group. What’s more, there is no Braille correction product for them in the market before the Finger-tape. The emergence of our product fills this gap.

this finger tape device helps the visually-impaired correct braille misprints this finger tape device helps the visually-impaired correct braille misprints this finger tape device helps the visually-impaired correct braille misprints

 

 

project info: 

 

name: The Braille Correction Device 
designer: Tian-Yi Chen, Chao-Jie Hu, Yi-Xuan Li & Xue-Nan Zheng from Zhejiang University of Technology

myrto katsikopoulou I designboom

jul 21, 2022



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