If you're visually impaired, like having a watch, and don't want anyone to know that you're checking the time, then your only options are a braille watch or perhaps the new vibrating pocket watches. Although braille watches are great, they only appeal to the blind community. Eone, a start-up in Washington D.C., has come up with a time piece that will be great for both the blind and the sighted. The company decided to design a time piece that anyone could check regardless of lighting. According to the Kickstarter site, this is how the Bradley works: "Instead of traditional watch hands, time is indicated by two ball bearings — one indicating minutes (top), and one indicating hours (side). These two ball bearings are connected, with magnets, to a watch movement beneath the watch face. The magnets make it so that even if the ball bearings are moved when touched, they spring back to the correct time with a gentle shake of your wrist."
If you choose to donate $128 or more to the campaign, you will receive a Bradley of your own. When production starts, the time piece will retail for $180-198. The first shipment is expected to be available later this fall.Source: Go to source
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For the past three years Alena has been a feature writer for the online magazine Matilda Ziegler. She has also been a contractor for the Oregon Commission for the Blind, helping blind adults learn to use adaptive technology. She is studying to be a teacher of the visually impaired at Portland State. You might also recognize her from the Serotalk podcast Triple Click Home.