For people who are visually impaired, it is almost impossible to use touch-screen devices. Inpris has developed a technology that makes it possible to input Braille on a touch screen. With its Super Braille Keyboard, which can be connected to any touch screen or computer, as well as the “UpSense” keyboard, whose intuitive usability targets not only the visually impaired but also regular users, the start up wants to conquer the international market by 2014.
The keyboard works with finger gestures, where the program transmits the position of the finger so that it is not necessary to touch any specific point on the screen, and the user can ‘type blind’, so to speak. In the first version, English, Korean, and Hebrew will definitely be offered, with the possibility of several other languages as well. But there is unlimited scope for adding other languages.