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    This ring lets blind people read non-Braille books

    One of the problems with Braille is that it’s typically printed in specialist books aside from the copies created for sighted people, meaning that those with sight difficulties can’t borrow their friends’ books and need to seek out the bookstores and libraries that cater for them. In the past, we’ve seen projects such as Thailand’sMr. Light and Mr. Dark — which uses special typography to enable the blind and non-blind to read the same book. Now the FingerReader initiative from MIT provides visually impaired readers with a wearable ring that can scan written text and read it out loud. READ MORE…

    Guys. Science has developed a talking ring that allows the blind to read books.

    This is not only amazing, it is the stuff of fairy tales.

    (via greyishwarden)

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