A Braille printer can cost thousands of dollars. An ordinary laser printer can go for under $100. So Samsung took up the challenge of figuring out how to get a laser printer to produce documents in Braille, Geek.com reports.
Visually impaired people rely on the raised dots that form braille patterns to read using their fingers. So Samsung, working with the Thailand Association of the Blind and a chemistry professor at Thammasat University, figured out how to solve the problem by producing a new ink.
Touchable Ink is a laser printer ink that has had embossing powder added to it. It's simple to use: a Touchable Ink cartridge can be substituted for a normal one. Then the user changes the document's font to braille and prints the page.
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