Squirrel Devices Tactile Caliper: Accessible Ruler for Users with Blindness

Pranay Jain and Anshul Singhal are two Ph.D. candidates from MIT.  They’re also the developers at Squirrel Devices.  Squirrel Devices’ mission is to “enable Math and Science accessibility for students with blindness.”  Their first commercial product is the Squirrel Devices Tactile Caliper, which is a “geometry instrument for persons with blindness to measure and draw with high […]

FingerReader: ring-like device helps visually impaired read

In recent years, it’s been noted that fewer than 10 percent of legally blind Americans read Braille.  And with this number steadily declining as the use of technology increases, what other options are available?  With advancements in technology, there are several devices already available to help individuals with visual impairments read.  However, individuals often encounter the two […]