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IIT develops new-age Braille

In keeping with the practice of developing socially relevant projects, a few students of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, have come up with an innovative device.

delhi Updated: Jan 08, 2009 23:01 IST
Ritika Chopra

In keeping with the practice of developing socially relevant projects, a few students of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, have come up with an innovative device.

The device would facilitate faster learning of Braille among visually challenged children.

Christened as Braille Tutor, the prototype of this device was showcased for the first time at an exhibition hosted by the institute on Thursday to mark the 200th birth anniversary of Louis Braille.

The gadget has been developed by six third year students of the Computer Science department under the guidance of Professor M. Balakrishnan, dean of postgraduate studies.

“The electronic gadget developed by our students has an edge over the Braille slate as it does not require the child to write the alphabet in mirror image form and also had a feedback system which informs the user if he/she has written the letter correctly,” said Balakrishnan.