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Monday, May 09, 2011

iBraille By Zeitgeist Games

Have a blind friend that can’t fully appreciate the wonder that is your iPhone? Are you blind yourself, finding most apps frustratingly off-limits? Well, the nice people down at ZeeGee Games have the solution for you. From the team that brought you iSundial comes iBraille, the newest and shiniest iPhone accessibility app yet.

With iBraille’s english-to-braille translator, everything you’ve ever wanted to say to a blind friend, but not out loud, is only a fingertip away. Type anything you’d like in the innovative “Braillification Field”, and iBraille will instantly translate it into 100% genuine braille. It’s really that easy.

Ever been stuck on an elevator, late for an important meeting, unable to read buttons, and clueless as to what you need to do to get to the right floor? No longer, with the iBraille braille-to-english translator, also built into this versatile app. Simply select the dots in the cell that correspond to the braille you are translating and viola, the english translation will appear right in front of your eyes.

With iBraille, not knowing how to write things in braille is a thing of the past. And with that barrier lifted, just imagine how far you could go in life. Now thanks to iBraille and the fine folks at ZeeGee games, the world just got a little bit more accessible. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

Click this link to purchase iBraille for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store.

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