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Braille Printer

Research Institute Microwave and Millimeter wave Studies (RIMMS)

School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS)

National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST)

Sector H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan

Advisor: Dr. Tauseef Tauqeer

Co-Advisor: Dr. Raihan Rasool

Tiltle: Braille Printer

Braille printers help to make the printing of Braille language for visually impaired people a lot easier. Without the Braille printers, all the Braille printing had to be done manually using slates for Braille. This method takes a lot of time. With the use of Braille printers, normal text can be converted to Braille through the use of software and then easily printed on Braille paper. Once printed, the printed Braille can be used to make further copies of the text.

Project Overview

  Microwave Devices & Integrated Circuits (MDIC)

Team Members:

Jawwad Hassan - 2007-NUST-BEE-266
Muhammad Yasin Malik - 2007-NUST-BEE-286
Sheikh Mudaser Abdullah - 2007-NUST-BEE-295

Biraille Language

The Braille system is a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write, and was the first digital form of writing. Braille was devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, a blind Frenchman. Each Braille character, or cell, is made up of six dot positions, arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each. Please click here

  

Biraille Printers

A Braille printer is necessarily an impact printer that renders text as Braille. Using special translation software, a print document can be embossed with relative ease, making Braille production much more efficient and cost-effective.Braille printers usually need special Braille paper which is thicker and more expensive than normal paper.

The commercially available Braille printers are quite costly, their price range starts from around $1000 and go up to $8000. The printed that we are designing, would cost far less; the aim of the project is to make the printer available for around $200. This would help small organizations to make their Braille printing process more efficient, time saving and economical.