Human Interface Design standard will enable the integration of braille screens in digital devices
Multiple high-tech private companies and non-governmental organizations collaborated to create a Human Interface Design (HID) standard to produce braille screens. This technology will enable more than 250 million persons with visual disabilities worldwide to use digital devices that are not accessible to them today.
The elaboration of this standard will allow technology creators to generate products that are accessible to everyone without requiring the installation of additional specialized software and controllers for each screen reader. It is intended to enable interoperability between technologies favoring persons with visual disabilities.
According to Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind in the USA, “Braille is the key to literacy, education, employment and success for blind people worldwide. The integration of braille screens in all devices will facilitate readers to use this fundamental tool at home, school, in the workplace, or anywhere else.”
Source: Computer World