1st Place 2016  Finalist




Worldwide there are more than 314 million blind and visually impaired people, a number that is expected to double by 2020. Despite over 150 million Braille readers worldwide, only one percent of books are available in Braille—even though studies show that blind people who read Braille are twice as likely to be employed. Solutions that provide digital content in Braille currently cost up to $10,000, and are often inefficient or difficult to use. To bridge that gap we invented BLITAB® – the first-ever Braille tablet, using an innovative exponential technology to create tactile relief outputting Braille, graphics and maps for blind and partially sighted people. It is a next generation affordable multi-functional device for Braille reading and writing that displays one whole page Braille text, without any mechanical elements.