IT service provider BMC Azurri has supported a charity to develop a Braille overlay for touchscreen till users in charity shops. This will give visually impaired staff and volunteers new and wider opportunities.
The Braille overlays are in use in the four shops run by the WESC Foundation, a complex educational and research centre. Since they were implemented many staff, volunteers and learners have gained new experiences in the charity’s retail operations.
The invention has been nominated for the Charity Times Award for best use of technology. The winners will be announced tomorrow.
BMC Azurri works with many charity organisations on developing new technology designed specifically around their requirements for their own staff and operations and for their clients and service users, including those with complex needs.
Alastair Petrie, General Manager of BMC Azurri, said:
“With National Braille Week just around the corner, we are keen to highlight the importance of developments and innovations such as this, which help businesses offer greater opportunities to braille users, and allow them to become more involved with their community”.
National Braille Week takes place from 5 -11 October 2015, coinciding with World Sight Day, and is organised by the charity Royal Blind.
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