SWITCHABLE CONVERSION OF A STANDARD KEYBOARD TO A BRAILLE INTERFACE
|First Publication Date||2023-03-23|
|Owner||Intel Corporation (USA)|
AbstractKeyboards that are selectably configurable between a standard interface and a braille interface. In embodiments, the keyboard is equipped with six keys corresponding to six dots of a braille matrix, each of the keys equipped with a shape memory alloy spring or other mechanism to cause each of the keys to selectably extend above the keyboard plane. On activation, the six keys are extended and the remaining keys deactivated, to provide an easy to locate braille interface. On subsequent activation, the six keys are retracted and the keyboard is reverted to a standard interface. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
IPC Classes ?
- G06F 3/023 - Arrangements for converting discrete items of information into a coded form, e.g. arrangements for interpreting keyboard generated codes as alphanumeric codes, operand codes or instruction codes
- G06F 3/02 - Input arrangements using manually operated switches, e.g. using keyboards or dials
- G09B 21/02 - Devices for Braille writing