The launch of the final version of the keyboard “Swift braille” for the blind




Palestinian useful software developer Mohammad al – Banna , announced Thursday the launch of the final official version of the application of the keyboard “Swift Braille” SwiftBraille destined for the blind and visually impaired.

It was al – Banna , has launched a test version of the keyboard mid-February last, he said at the time that it provides for the blind and visually impaired ability to write in Braille in English and Arabic on smart devices operating system Android , a subsidiary of Google.

And supports “Swift Braille,” the Arabic language in its entirety from the characters and accents, also supports English, which allows the blind in Braille printing not only through the letters, numbers and even symbols commonly used, as well as symbols of mathematical operations.

The launch of the final version of the keyboard “Swift braille” for the blind
The application allows fast switching between the plates in English and keys, the application also provides five keyboards for each language, as are all the pronunciation of the letter or number, or symbol, or a word, or message, in Arabic and English.

It was al – Banna, author of the blog “outside the box” , has explained that the main idea of the application is not pressing the Braille dots, but also of connecting the dots to form the letter or number, or symbol as represented in Braille, as the user can plug the dots either finger one or two maximum at once.

You can also customize your keyboard, changing colors or enlarge the Braille dots, a feature aimed at the visually impaired who use Braille. There are training screen – still under development – allows the user to practice Braille for prints faster later.

Comes the final official version of the keyboard as well as the establishment of an Arab code of the project to provide guidance for the blind on the use of the keyboard, in addition to its own on the social networking site Facebook group.

The final version also comes with lots of advantages , most notably the possibility to determine the length of the keyboard as a whole of the screen, this means that the application will allow the user to respond to messages or even a work of reference for people in Facebook without having to close the keyboard, noting that most other keyboards work full-screen, this privately a keyboard, “Swift Braille,” according to what he said Banna.

The launch of the final version of the keyboard “Swift braille” for the blind
The launch of the final version of the keyboard “Swift braille” for the blind
And brings the new version a major icon of the application in the Applications screen immediately downloaded from the Google Play store, in addition to the presence of the main screen with all the details and instructions for how to use the painting and even activate it and make it the default panel in the user’s device, and one place, without having to engage in a forest may distract the blind.

The update brings new gestures, such as removing last word has been written or even all of the text, brings a pop-up menu, enable the user to dispense with nods in case you get upset them or interfere with screen readers.

The user can from this list: Change the keyboard, and the keyboard type (letters, numbers, Rmoz..k), and the possibility of texts Kalnsch and paste control or remove the last word, or even all of the text language (for less than Marchimilo) system, as well as to go to the Settings app, Finally close the keyboard.


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