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Now Available, New $18 Tactile Caliber is a Unique Braille Ruler and Measurement Device

Another device announced at the CSUN conference is now available, and this one won't break the bank. National Braille Press is now shipping their $18 Tactile Caliper, a 12-inch ruler that can be used to accurately measure within 1/16 of an inch.
Here's a short description direct from NBP. "The winner of our 2013 Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation, this mechanical instrument looks like a traditional Vernier Caliper. Whole inches are embossed in braille across the top of the ruler, while fractions are dynamically displayed in braille on a sliding jaw – as you move the jaw, the braille refreshes to the nearest 16th of an inch."
We discussed the Tactile Caliper near the end of this CSUN podcast with CEO Brian McDonald.

Source: National Braille Press
Category: News
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darknexus Thursday, 02-Jun-2016 08:10 AM ET:

I wonder where I could get a look at it. I don't understand the description, it would seem, since there's no way refreshable Braille is that cheap and I sure don't feel like listening to a podcast to figure it out. At 18 bucks, I might just buy one.

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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.

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