Ed Rogers visited Squirrel Devices in Boston, MA, who have designed amazing Braille callipers. They are using an innovative non-digital technology for rendering refreshable Braille numbers on the head of the callipers.
They sell in America for around $20, and they’re planning on bringing them to the UK and Ireland as well. They have sent the Braillists eight sample units, six of which we’ve already distributed to teachers of Braille to trial in educational settings.
They are keen to work with the Braillists; be that helping distribution or a series of brain storms to come up with alternative uses for their very exciting technology.