A company in the UK called OwnFone has launched a new 3D printed braille phone in the UK, there have been other braille phones in the past, although the creators of this new braille phone say that theirs is unique.
The braille phone was invented by Tom Sunderland, the device will retail for £60 in the UK, and the front an back of the handset are made using 3D printing.
By using 3d printing to create this new braille phone, it allows the manufacturers to create custom versions of the phone with personalized braille buttons.
The phone can be personalised with two or four Braille buttons which are pre-programmed to call friends, family, carers or the emergency services,” Mr Sunderland told the BBC.
“This is the first phone to have a 3D printed keypad and for people that can’t read Braille, we can print texture and raised text on the phone. Our 3D phone printing process is patent pending.”
The Braille Phone is now available in the UK with prices starting at £60 for the handset with two preset numbers, and the one with four preset numbers will retail for £67.