Dot

Enabling greater autonomy for visually impaired people

Catégory

  • Tech for Good

Acceleration Type

  • Orange Fab

Country

  • South Korea

Of the 285 million people with visual impairments worldwide, only 10% can read Braille text. Dot addresses this by offering an alternative that could make their lives a lot easier: the Dot Watch.

The Dot Watch is a connected watch that translates information into Braille thanks to touch sensors. It has been designed to allow simplified installation and customisation according to the needs of each user. In addition to the time and date, the Dot Watch can indicate who is calling on their smartphone, translate received text messages into Braille or give information about the weather or day’s agenda.

The company also offers the Dot Mini, an educational kit for visually impaired children. There’s also the Dot Pad solution for displaying large images and text via a Braille tablet.

Through these technologies, Dot hopes to encourage visually impaired people to learn Braille and so enjoy more autonomy in their daily lives

Types of support

Dot took part in Orange Fab Asia’s “Korea Spring” season in 2015.