Annie – World’s first Self-Learning Braille Device for the Visually Impaired

 

Annie enables a student to learn to read, write and type braille on their own. Through the companion app a teacher can monitor real time progress of the student, schedule tests and homeworks. Local authorities can evaluate, analyse, compare and remedy a group of students through the cloud platform.

THE NEED

The literacy rate among the visually impaired around the world is abysmal.

This correlates to employment opportunities and effects the economy.

WITH EXISTING METHODS

It takes one student one full year to learn basics of braille literacy (reading, writing, typing) under constant supervision.

For Guardians

  • Lack of Awareness
  • There’s a shortage of special educators
  • Guardians are unable to participate in the learning and development of the child

For Governments

  • The increase in SEN budgets is not proportional to the growth of number of pupils with high needs
  • Training and hiring special educators to plug the gap is both expensive and time taking

THE SOLUTION

 

 

 

Annie is the world’s first self-learning device for Braille literacy.

Packed with gamified and interactive content, Annie makes learning braille fun.
The tactile hardware modules tailored to teach, coupled with a soft human voice guiding students through lessons eliminates the need for handholding and constant supervision.

Annie evaluates answers given by the students instantly and gives smart corrective feedback.

 

 

 

 

WITHOUT ANNIE

One teacher can only teach one student at a time.

 

WITH ANNIE

Multiple students can learn simultaneously at any given time!

 

Packed with gamified and interactive content, Annie makes learning braille fun. The tactile hardware modules tailored to teach, coupled with a soft human voice guiding students through lessons eliminates the need for handholding and constant supervision.

Annie evaluates answers given by the students instantly and gives smart corrective feedback.

Reading

  • Twin large braille cells to introduce the child to braille.
  • Six standard-sized braille cells cover all primary learning needs including contractions.

 

Typing

  • Universal design based on the standard brailler.
  • Soft keys that are much easier to press than those of a mechanical typewriter.

Writing

  • First-of-its-kind braille slate is paper free.
  • Digitized output gives instant feedback and makes evaulation easy.

 

Interactive Content

  • Annie accomplishes these outcomes through gamified content, challenges and tests.
  • Built in speakers provide the perfect acoustics.
  • Curated content suitable for all age groups

Self-Learning

  • Annie lets children play & learn braille by themselves.
  • Assign homework and schedule tests for yo