Snail Braille Reading Concept

Reading Braille is not easy especially when your sight is still perfec,  meaning your sense of touch isn’t attuned to that of a visually impaired person’s level and for some of us who are attempting to read Braille, there is the Snail Braille reader concept that might actually be realized if someone is willing to pour the money, time and technology.Snail is a Braille reader that works smooth as silk on a surface that’s predictably bumpy and it can record the text as it reads for future playback and also it even syncs with a Bluetooth headset so the visually impaired can listen to the book without disturbing others…………


Snail is a Braille concept device that’s shaped like a Rollerblade wheel that helps make reading the bumpy printed language a much more intuitive and satisfying activity and Snail deceptive name aside uses a pressure-sensitive touch pad to read patterns in a Braille passage, then translates them to speech, speeding up the reading process and allowing users to record audio passages for later playback.Thanks to intelligent sensors, the visually impaired do not need to learn anything. Simply roll the Snail over any Braille and it’ll convert it to speech and beam it to a paired Bluetooth headset.he user places his / her thumb, in the obvious opening and glides the device over a line of Braille and the translated audio is then played back either through a built-in speaker or over a connected Bluetooth headset.Conceptualized by Wonkook Lee, the Snail was created to solve two problems with Braille:

  • Re-reading previous Braille sentences and pages is difficult
  • Reading Braille with your fingers limits your reading speed
  • It takes time to learn and become comfortable and fluent in Braille


Snail was made with the blind in mind and by creating a roll-to-speech device solution, the Snail solves both all three of those problems.While there are loads of concepts for improving Braille or even letting iPad users read Braille, the Snail looks to be the simplest one yet.


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