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MIT Researchers Develop Prototype for New Braille Labeling Device


Researchers at MIT have developed a prototype for a new braille labeling device which appears to be a cross between a portable braille writer and a dymo labeler. The 6dot takes input on a standard braille keyboard and then prints what was typed on to a roll of dymo labeling tape and automatically cuts the tape, complete with a tab for peeling off the adhesive. It's powered by AA batteries and also includes a neckstrap. Future enhancements may include a USB port for computer connectivity or the ability to hook up a regular QWERTY keyboard for those who do not know braille but wish to create labels. The estimated cost is between $100 and $200, though this device is still probably several months off.

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Category: Portable Devices

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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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