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Visual Braille

learn visual Braille quickly
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This is a font (linked) that can be used to teach sighted folks to read Braille visually.

A logical extension would be an application that would display text in this visual Braille font and gradually morph the text into pure Braille at a rate that depends on the the timing with which the user flips "pages" of text.

And then taking it further you could have a constantly morphing font that would gradually teach you to read anything as text and grow your brain at the same time. Learning to read Braille visually is just learning to translate each character in your head, disregarding contractions, and, that it takes a while must mean that there is some actual growing going on inside your head. If you could make a computer program that could measure how fast this process happens and optimize it doesnt that mean that you could optimize the growth of structures inside your brain? You could have cool little organic statues in your brain.

JesusHChrist, Mar 05 2011

Visual Braille https://sites.googl...m/site/patsbigsite/
Today is the greatest day I've ever known [JesusHChrist, Mar 05 2011]


       But looking at something and feeling it are very, very different. It's the same reason that it's difficult to learn Morse Code visually.
Alx_xlA, Mar 05 2011

       // it's difficult to learn Morse Code visually //   

       This is correct. The learning process can be greatly expedited by presenting the signal not in a visual mode, but in the form of a high voltage applied directly to sensitive parts of the pupil's body.
8th of 7, Mar 05 2011

       There are people out there who are in the process of slowly going blind; I would imagine that this would be a pretty cool transitional tool for learning Braille. Two buns up! [+]
Grogster, Mar 05 2011

       I guess Audible Braille would be Morse Code.
Wouldn't it be more useful to teach blind people how to read Bar Codes, and ensure Bar Codes have raised surfaces.

       [edit], I'm going to leave this anno a month or so, then {bump} it
Dub, Mar 06 2011

       //Audible Braille// Morse Chord.
FlyingToaster, Mar 06 2011


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