Braille-writing software for touchscreen devices

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Every summer the Army High-Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC) invites a select group of undergraduates from across the US to a two-month advanced computing programme at Stanford University. There they must compete to find a solution to a tasked challenge. This year’s winning creation was a piece of software that enables the visually-impaired to write using a standard touchscreen tablet. Currently, devices exist on the market to help blind people write Braille and send email, but these are often clunky pieces of equipment and can cost between USD 3,000 and USD 6,000. Student winner Adam Duran — with the help…

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