A 3D printed keyboard for the blind #Accessibility #3DPrinting
Incredible concept for accessibility. Dougie Mann created this 3D printed phone case that turns the phone into a 5 button keyboard. As an added bonus the the TypeCase uses an Adafruit Feather. From 3D HUBS:
Designed with one-handed individuals in mind, such as amputees, stroke victims or hemiplegics, TypeCase simplifies a traditional keyboard down to a beautifully intuitive and effortless interaction. By integrating the board into a phone case, it reintroduces tactility back into touchscreen smartphones, offering the visually impaired a discrete alternative to the more stigmatizing voice-to-text methods.
The keyboard works in a similar way to Braille, by showing the user how to press the right buttons when holding the phone. For the visually impaired, TypeCase uses haptic feedback that allows users not only to send messages, but to receive them as well. Reversing the interaction, you can ‘feel’ text using the same code with small vibrations in each of your fingers.
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