Touchable Ink Provides Cheaper Alternative to Braille Embossers

A Thai company has invented a tactile, touchable ink to help the visually impaired read printed content. The ink is undergoing further testing but it could be used to help make products and packaging more accessible for the visually impaired. Printed content for the visually impaired now requires the use of a braille embosser, which is much more expensive than a normal printer. This ink could be used in normal devices reducing the cost of printing for the visually impaired from $2,850 to about $57.

You may know someone who could use this touchable ink. This ink unlocks applications that could enrich the lives of those who are visually impaired. How many more uses could be found for this touchable ink?

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