SIX, a better way to communicate in Braille.

Our mission: to support the learning and classroom engagement of students with visual impairments.

There are around 39 million legally blind people around the world and 60,400 blind public students in the US. 70% of blind adults are unemployed. To increase the employment rate and independence of those in need, it is crucial to start targeting braille literacy at a young age.

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  • Specs

    What is in SIX?

    Compared to the Perkins Brailler, SIX is quieter, smaller and lighter. SIX also offers Braille to English translation features that would allow teachers to more easily and quickly give feedback to their blind students. School-age blind children can more easily transport their brailler between classes, or home and school, participate in classroom activities and get frequent feedback like their sighted peers.

    • Portable

      Less than or equal to 6 pounds.

    • Lunch Box Size

      No larger than 10” x 8” x 8”.

    • Comfortable Noise Level

      Less than 60 dB.

    • Braille to English Translation

      Real time translation from Braille to English

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  • Components

    What is in SIX?

    There were four major subsystems used for our device, linear translation, embossing, paper feeding, and user input/translation. These four subsystems work in sync to take in user input and outputs the corresponding braille characters.

    • Embosser

      Embosses paper with Braille characters.

    • Linear Translation

      Moves the embosser across the page.

    • Paper Feeding

      Feeds Braille paper between the embosser.

    • User Input

      Allows user to type Braille on a Perkins Keyboard./p>

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