Dot is ready to replace thousands of thick Braille books with refreshable tactile display
S : Barrier-free Kiosk
Dot’s barrier-free Kiosk with universal design aims to provide equal accessibility for both disabled and non-disabled people
G : Dot Team
Dot team creates inclusive working environment regardless of nationality, ages, and disabilities
Take leading step to reform worldwide environment of education, public transportation, museums/art galleries to barrier-free
To create assistive-friendly environments for all disabled people with Dot’s technology
Digital Braille Textbook Project
How many trees are cut down to make
a paper braille book?
It takes average of 17 trees around 30 years old
for 10,000 tons of paper.
This is equivalent to 66,600 braille sheets of paper.
Digitalizing Braille Books,
One healthy tree can absorb 21.8kg of carbon dioxide as well as reduce 7,000 dust particles/liter in the air.
A tree can save USD 28,000, equivalent to a cost of oxygen production; USD 32,500, equivalent to a cost of water regeneration; USD 56,000, equivalent to a cost of removing air pollutants for 50 years.
If we were to cut down 10 trees, we are paying USD 280,000 of ‘oxygen’, USD 325,000 of ‘water’, USD 560,000 of air purification in exchange for 10,000 tons of paper.
Dot’s technology to digitize Braille books can save more than 100 trees per year, preserving and protecting our forest resources.
Most of people who read Braille books find it difficult to absorb information simultaneously. Besides, Braille books itself are hard to access for the blind people in developing countries. Even if they want to learn Braille, their circumstances are incompetent for the education, making over 90% of the blind people iliterate. Due to limited resources and high cost, publications for the blind experience contents deprivation.
As for the past four years, Dot has worked with KOICA’s Creative Technology Solution(CTS) project to lower the accessibility barrier for the blind in Kenya and India by distributing low-cost braille devices.
Four-year research project in Kenya and India
Since 2015, Dot has lead four-year project for the blind in four Kenyan schools and nine Indian schools. With supporting business partners, Dot has challenged the limits of education for the blind children through providing Dot’s technology.
Dot’s mission is to empower blind children to survive and thrive into their adulthood through affordable assistive-technology and terminal.
Touch of your imagination under the fingertips
What’s the shape of a snowman or a cloud?
How can images be expressed better for sensation of touch? Images such as snowman, lion’s mane, mathematical graphs, local maps, scenic view of a movie and others.
Beyond reading text-to-Braille contents, Dot team aims to connect bigger world and provide richer experience with touch.
“Education for the blind will never be the same after the
- Alonzo F, the principal, a Blind School in Kenya -
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