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 device 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
the hand-worn device tapes over Braille misprints and typos

all images courtesy of the Golden Pin Design Award

 

 

Taping over the misprint with the correct braille spelling

 

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 a global context where the number of the visually impaired has reached 2.2 billion, the Braille correction products have a vast target group. In addition, there is no Braille correction product for the viually-challenged in the market. Thus, the emergence of the Braille correction finger-tape device fills this gap, offering an easy fix to a problem that’s much more common than expected.

this finger tape device helps the visually impaired correct braille misprints
after locating the error, users can press a button on the side of the device to load the tape and cover the incorrect word

this finger tape device helps the visually impaired correct braille misprints
then, they can press the front upper button to dispense the tape

this finger tape device helps the visually impaired correct braille misprints
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

 

 

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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