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Braille Slate for Higher Mathematics in India / Accessible Educational Tooling

Braille Slate for Higher Mathematics in India
Braille Slate for Higher Mathematics in India

This Braille slate is designed from ground up to enable a visually impaired child to perform mathematics in Braille as well as create basic visualizations and graphs, which has earlier only been possible with expensive tooling. It uses a dynamic stencil to allow characters to be read back as they are written and turns the three step process of writing–checking–editing into a single, clean motion. Designed for an Indian context, it features several improvements that make it more suitable for mathematics and reduce error rates. A swappable baseplate allows for both future upgrades as well as easy switching between writing and graphing modes.

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Department of Design, IIT Guwahati

Department of Design, IIT Guwahati
Assam, India

Rithwik Jayasimha,
Department of Design, IIT Guwahati