Abstract: It is very difficult for the visually impaired and deaf people to obtain basic and necessary information required for their living. Therefore, they are at a risk of being socially excluded due to poor access to information. Attempts have been made in improving the communication methods for visually impaired and deaf people. Methods have been developed which involve tactile sensation such as finger Braille, manual alphabets and several other electronic devices. But lack of privacy and lack of compatibility to computer environment are problems that remain unaddressed. This paper describes a low-cost Braille hand glove for blind and deaf people using slot sensors and vibration motors with the help of which they can read and write emails, text messages and read e-books. This Glove allows an individual to type characters based on different Braille combinations using six slot sensors. The vibration in six different positions of the glove which matches to the Braille code allows them to read characters.
Keywords: Braille, Braille Glove, Slot sensors, Vibration motors