Rotary Club of Thane West, RID 3142, along with RCs Thane Green City, Khargar Midtown and Creekside, distributed Braille Me devices to 15 visually-challenged people in Thane and Mumbai.
Braille Me is a sleek, multi lingual digital Braille display device that helps the visually-challenged access books, files and notes. It can work as a stand-alone or can be connected to a computer or a smart phone.
The device is equipped with 6-dot Braille cells, Bluetooth and an SD card facility. “The visually-challenged can now send messages on WhatsApp or SMS using this device. It also helps them in sharing text files and Excel sheets,” says Sadhana Vaze, the project lead and a past president of RC Thane West. RC Thane West is celebrating its golden jubilee this year and “we plan to distribute this device to 50 people to mark the occasion,” she says, adding that each device costs ₹30,000. Snehankit, an NGO working towards empowering the visually-challenged, is helping the club in identifying the beneficiaries.