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Another form of Braille Screen Input Comes to Android


Along with mBraille there is now a new app on the Google Play store which allows Android users to input braille with their touch screens. Soft Braille Keyboard is a $16.57 app now available in the Google Play Store which offers uncontracted and contracted braille input in both US and UEB. Once installed, the app shows up as a standard Android keyboard and is useable wherever text input is an option. There are 2 lay-out modes available, one which is more suitable to phones running Android that is vertical, and also a horizontal lay-out for tablets. There are many braille tables already available, including English, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Spanish,
Swedish and Vietnamese. The developer has indicated in the link above that more tables will be added soon. Instructions on using the app can also be found in this link. Have you used this app? How are you finding it works for you? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: Google Play
Category: News
Displaying 2 comments.
darknexus Friday, 18-Mar-2016 4:00 PM ET:

Nice. I might just have to dig out my Android phone and try these.


Jesse Wednesday, 20-Apr-2016 02:25 AM ET:

This may be a stupid question but if I set this keyboard as a default keyboard, would that mean sighted people would have to deal with a braille keyboard whenever they're using my phone?


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