Deafblind people, Deafblind people -- Services for
For many deafblind people, having a simple, low-tech tool is beneficial when traveling in the community or interacting with members of the public. This presentation will explain the tool called the DeafBlind Pocket Communicator, which is a slim, pocket-sized, no-tech device which displays the braille alphabet embossed beneath the corresponding raised print letters, numbers and symbols. This is a conversation tool for the deafblind with those who cannot fingerspell, and it can be used for writing limited braille messages and teaching the beginnings of braille. Prototypes on a 3-D printer were created and further innovation is possible.
Parker, A. T. & Sullivan, S. (2018, April 15) DeafBlind Pocket Communicator: No-Tech Innovation Using 3-D Printing Presentation at Deafblind International’s Network of the Americas conference, Cape Cod, MA