Prototipo de Teclado de Aprendizaje para Lenguaje Braille - Fase 1

Translated title of the contribution: Braille Language Learning Keyboard Prototype - Phase 1

D. Vásquez, D. Barrera, L. Sánchez, John Ignacio Calle Siguencia

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This article presents the design and construction of a learning keyboard forBraille language – phase one. The learning method used is Alborada, it consists of therecognition of vowels and the alphabet from defined sequences. The objectiveThe main part of this project is focused on the first stage of learning, where theuser, personally interacts with the designed device and from the direct experienceunderstands the world and tries to relate to it. On the other hand, this is the stage wherewhich the basic tools of learning (reading and writing) are acquired. The resultobtained is a mechatronic device that allows, through a keypad, to enterthrough a pulse a signal for a series of mechanisms to act causing the outputa group of pins out of a total of six that define the set letter in the Braille alphabetand is accompanied by a voice module that expresses the letter that appears. The pins come out ofaccording to the letter defined in the sequence by the Alborada method and are palpated by theuser in their learning process. The device obtained is simple to use, and canbe used by visually impaired people without direct assistance from an instructor.
Translated title of the contributionBraille Language Learning Keyboard Prototype - Phase 1
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Title of host publicationINCLUSIÓN, DISCAPACIDAD Y EDUCACIÓN: Enfoque práctico desde las Tecnologías Emergentes
PublisherEditorial Universitaria Abya-Yala
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-9978-10-270-1
StatePublished - 24 May 2017


  • Alborada method
  • Braille language learning
  • Mechatronic system

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 8315A Biomedicine


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