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    Bringing access to the blind on touch-screen tablets

    A new open-source program has been developed to help blind people use touch-screen devices such as tablets.

    It would be great if Ubuntu could incorporate this on its tablet versions.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17105225

    I have submitted this as a brainstorm idea.
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    Re: Bringing access to the blind on touch-screen tablets

    I have contacted the developer, Dr Mario Romero, who has expressed interest in the idea.

    Initially, the Brailletouch app was intended to be released "later this year", but due to keen interest from the world, Mario is wanting to bring forward the release if possible.

    I shall keep this thread updated, although it may be a few months before the next update.
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    Re: Bringing access to the blind on touch-screen tablets

    Sweet, you might want to link up with Vinux, who I'm sure have noted this.

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    Re: Bringing access to the blind on touch-screen tablets

    Quote Originally Posted by Paqman View Post
    Sweet, you might want to link up with Vinux, who I'm sure have noted this.
    Thank you for the idea. I have found the Vinux site, but I cannot find the Contact Page, which is mentioned in several places.

    Any idea how to contact the team?
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    Re: Bringing access to the blind on touch-screen tablets

    Quote Originally Posted by Paqman View Post
    Thank you for the tip, but I still cannot find any contact information on that blog or on Mobeen's page.

    Any help, please?
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    Re: Bringing access to the blind on touch-screen tablets

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    Thank you for the tip, but I still cannot find any contact information on that blog or on Mobeen's page.

    Any help, please?
    You could try any of these folks, or #vinux on Freenode.

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    Re: Bringing access to the blind on touch-screen tablets

    Quote Originally Posted by Paqman View Post
    You could try any of these folks, or #vinux on Freenode.
    Thank you; I have sent a message via the Launchpad link you gave me. Let's hope I get a reply.
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    Re: Bringing access to the blind on touch-screen tablets

    Stupid question really, but,,, Why would a blind person want a tablet device in the first place? Music perhaps??

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    Re: Bringing access to the blind on touch-screen tablets

    Quote Originally Posted by jockyburns View Post
    Stupid question really, but,,, Why would a blind person want a tablet device in the first place? Music perhaps??
    The same question applies to absolutely anyone. You have a PC; why would you want a tablet, laptop or smart-phone? The same answer would apply to a blind person: portability, flexibility, choice.

    Besides, looking at a photograph of the software in action, Braille on a tablet looks rather easy and intuitive, something to be encouraged.
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