[Radio-announce] Team Tactile is Speaking Out

Speaking Out for the Blind speakout at acbradio.org
Tue Nov 8 16:47:03 CET 2016


*/Team Tactile /*– Wednesday November 9th 10:30PM Eastern/7:30PM Pacific 
(and replays every two hours throughout the next day)

According to Microsoft, a tight-knit group of Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology engineering students, known as Team Tactile, invented a 
special device that will allow low vision and blind people to read 
materials from menus to textbooks. We’ll learn more about how this 
candy-bar sized device transforms printed words into Braille and how 
Microsoft’s #MakeWhatsNext Program helped Team Tactile get the necessary 
legal help in navigating the expensive and complicated process of 
getting a patent for the gadget from two of the group’s members: Jialin 
Shi and Grace Li and Microsoft Global Advertising Team’s Director of 
Marketing Jenny Leahy.

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