Surabhi Gupta has developed a free application (app) called Braillist for iOS devices. Designed for people who are blind or visually impaired, as well as for braille enthusiasts, Braillist provides a virtual braille keyboard with voice output. It allows users to do the following:
Write letters, symbols, punctuation marks and more than 120 braille contractions
Define customized short-hand to enhance typing speed
Share typed messages via email, text, Facebook, Twitter
Use the notes library to save messages and share them at a later time
Take advantage of per-letter or per-word audio feedback and vibrational feedback.
Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Gupta writes: "This app and future updates are completely free; no in-app purchases are required for unlocking any of these features and there are no advertisements. I believe that accessible technology should be accessible to individuals from all economic backgrounds. Braillist is my labor of love. If you found this app useful, please share your experience by leaving a review."
Please let us know if you try this app and what feedback you have for the developer.
Download on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/braillist/id586162823?mt=8