With the touch of a button: the smartwatch that uses braille


For the first time, these people are using Braille to text.

Braille literacy rates among visually impaired people are pretty low, especially in the U.S.

But this smartwatch, called the Dot Watch, could encourage more people with visual impairments to learn how to read the raised dots.

Knowing Braille opens up more job opportunities.

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Dot Watch lets users read and send text messages using four cells of Braille and includes other functions, like a clock.

For people using the watch, Braille could feel more private and personal than an audio assistant, like Siri.

And like other smartwatches, it connects to a smartphone; the watch can also vibrate if a user gets a notification.

Dot is working on other products, like a tablet, that would help users read longer pieces, like books, more efficiently.

More than 7 million adults in the U.S. have a visual disability, according to the most recent data.

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