Braille-embossed TouchBook prototype unveiled

October 31, 2006

The National Federation of the Blind recently demonstrated a prototype tactile book with a computerized Touch User Interface (TUI) at its national convention in Dallas.

The National Federation of the Blind recently demonstrated a prototype tactile book with a computerized Touch User Interface (TUI) at its national convention in Dallas.

The book entitled "Touch the Earth" is the first Braille book combining the MODIS Sensor imagery and science content from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration along with the TUI technology of Somatic Digital.The book offers educational opportunities for blind students to break through barriers to accessing printed and pictorial information in existing materials.