Digitally controlled BrailleJet printing


Even though all people have the right to access available visual content, in reality the blind and partially sighted people are restricted by technology and economic limitations to practice this right. The main reason behind it is that currently available technologies are not able to meet the needs of these people, or the retail price of them is very high. This is also true for the availability of Braille and tactile graphic contents. Due to these factors in most cases, these technologies and contents are only available at blind associations and specialist schools. The project gives a solution for the blind and partially sighted people to get access to visual content at an affordable price and gives complete freedom for them to print and “see” whatever and whenever they want from the privacy of their own home. Therefore, is a tool, which provides the enforcement of equal opportunity for the blind and partially sighted people.


Main contribution of the PowderLab

  • TASK: To develop a pre-commercial prototype
  • DATE:  2016
  • PROJECT DURATION: 24 months
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 685347.