Monday 25 September 2017

BT Young Scientist: Electric Braille reader could sell for just €50

Jemin Joseph (16) with his Braille Pad
Jemin Joseph (16) with his Braille Pad
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Two Dublin students aim to revolutionise the way the blind read Braille with a machine that costs just €40 to make.

Jemin Joseph and Joel Antony from Coláiste Phádraig in Lucan built an affordable electronic device that allows users to learn and read Braille.

Jemin says Irish families pay thousands for Braille-reading software, but he plans to sell the invention for €50. "The objective is that no matter what disability you have, you can get an education," he said.

Irish Independent

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