Blind Calls


OwnFone, a London company, has introduced what they claim is the world’s first Braille mobile phone. It’s so difficult to believe that it has taken until now to develop something like this given how many people in the world are sight challenged. I’m glad there is finally an option for those who can’t see.

The OwnFone is retailing right now in London and will be available in the United States in a few months.

The mobile phones feature 3D printing on the front and the back so that they can be more affordable. 3D printing is much less expensive than other manufacturing options. The phones should sell anywhere from $60 to $80.

The Braille mobile phones can be customized. For example, the company can print raised text on the keyboard for those who can’t read Braille. It can also personalized with two or four Braille buttons which are pre-programmed to call friends, family, carers or the emergency services.

In today’s world everyone should have a cell phone. It’s nice to know that those you care about are just a call away in time of need,