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Dot Watch – read the time with this braille clock face

Our lives are very controlled by time which, thanks to smartphones, is easy to keep track of. Even if you don’t have the latest mobile device, a wristwatch is a technology that has been around for ages. But what if you couldn’t see? The Dot Watch helps the blind keep time.

This wristwatch has the same basic shape as a normal, everyday timepiece. The difference is that as the minutes tick away, the face changes to give the time in braille so blind people can read with their fingertips.

This innovation is really simple but it just shows how many things we overlook when it comes to accessibility. Something like this can give people more control over their own lives and although there are options that will read the time to people, not every location is best for that. This watch isn’t out for general purchase yet but if you want to keep abreast of the project, check out the website.

Donyae’s love for technology is based on a need to survive our future robotic overlords. Know thy enemy as you know yourself. But since even odds are on the zombie future, she has also learned how to prepare squirrel. You can find her on Facebook until the robots – or zombies – rise up.

Donyae Coles – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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