Measurable Improvement in STEM Access for the Blind

Two graduate students at MIT have developed a device that provides better access to STEM materials people who are blind or visually impaired.  Pranay Jain and Anshul Singhal designed an instrument called a Tactile Caliper, with the aim of making geometry’s continuous shapes and lengths measurable with a plastic sliding caliper that enables students with visual impairments to read measurements in braille, as one would on a regular ruler. 

The caliper is available for purchase from National Braille Press:  http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/CALIPER.html

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