BrailleTouch is a revolutionary iPhone app for the blind community that lets you type
using braille on your touchscreen. It is based on the familiar six-key braille keyboard,
as found on the Perkins Brailler and many electronic braille notetakers. With
BrailleTouch, you can send text messages, emails, and tweets from the BrailleTouch
keyboard, and copy text you type in braille to paste into any other app on your iPhone.
Southern, C., Clawson, J., Frey, B., Abowd, G., Romero, M., "An
Evaluation of BrailleTouch: Mobile Touchscreen Text Entry for the Visually
Impaired." MobileHCI 2012, (Full Paper), San Francisco, September 2012 pdf.
Frey, B., Rosier, K., Southern, C., Romero, M., "From Texting
App to Braille Literacy." Conference on Human Factors in Computing
Systems, Extended Abstracts, ACM CHI 2012. Austin, USA: May 2012.
(Accepted - 6-page paper)
Romero, M., Frey, B., Southern, C., Abowd, G.,
"BrailleTouch: Designing a Mobile Eyes-Free Soft Keyboard."
MobileHCI 2011, Design Competition. Stockholm, August 2011.
Frey, B., Southern, C., Romero, M.,
"BrailleTouch: Mobile Texting for the Visually Impaired."
Proceedings of Human-Computer Interaction International,
HCII. Orlando: July 2011.