A Fully Functional Cell Phone For The Blind

An Indian entrepreneur, Sumit Dagar, wants to change how the visually impaired communicate via cell phone. He’s designed a prototype phone that “displays” up to 10 braille characters at a time, letting users send and receive text messages and interpret other data their phone might provide.

Dagar’s phone, when released, will provide “smartphone”-like features such as GPS navigation, calendar and email functionality, and an MP3 player. The price has yet to be announced, but he promises the price will be affordable for all when it’s available sometime in the next 12 months.


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  • Barbara Nieland

    Want the cell phone for the blind for my step Mom when it comes out. Please let me know at mamacleans@me.com Thank You