About Tactile


Based out of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tactile (Patent Pending) aims to revolutionize Braille technology. Tactile is the first portable real-time text to Braille converter. Tactile aims to help those who are visually impaired to increase access to the printed text around them at a low price point. We started Tactile from the MakeMIT hackathon and have since go on to iterate and expand on our vision for a more affordable, applicable and accessible Braille device.  

Tactile is still in development. Our team is currently working developing a new braille actuation mechanism and text processing method. Want to know how we got here? Check out our innovation pathway!

If you would like to support our development or have feedback, please visit the Contact Us page to directly reach us! Also follow us at @tactilemit on Twitter. 





Conceptualized Tactile Rendering