How the blind could one day use an iPad

Summary:If you're blind, the Apple iPad and similar devices are difficult purchases to justify. But that could soon change.

All this talk about Apple's iPad is wonderful, but if you're blind, you're effectively partially left out of the fun.

But that won't be the case forever.

Researchers have designed a refreshable, full-screen Braille display that could allow the blind to quickly read digital content on a computer screen -- including content on the Web.

Want to know more? Read it on SmartPlanet's Smart Takes blog.

Topics: Apple


Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. He is also the former editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. He writes about business, technology and design now but used to cover finance, fashion and culture. He was an intern at Money, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics and the New York Daily Ne... Full Bio

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