The smartphone revolution has left behind the visually impaired, who are unable to use touchscreens. Designer Sumit Dagar, inventor of the Braille smartphone, wants to change that.
Touchscreens have transformed the humble phone into a powerful computing device, one enabling us to take and share pictures, email on the go – even watch films.
But the touchscreen revolution has left out one sector of society – the visually impaired. The lack of textured buttons means blind people are unable to use them.
Designer Sumit Dagar has invented a prototype Braille smartphone which may give the world’s 300 million visually impaired people the first phone developed with their needs in mind.