Smartwatches are a truly wonderful technology that gives users quick access to all sorts of information like notifications, caller ID, news and messaging… when the user has normal vision. For vision impaired users, they’re not always going to be useful but the Dot aims to fix that.
Back in 2015 we sighted the first iteration of this technology which has now come of age. Sporting an easier to use and read (for Braille users) interface, as well as other enhancements the Dot is now available via eBay.
The CEO of Dot stated in a press release that:
We’ve been overwhelmed by the response the Dot watch has received globally. Expansion into Australia represents the next chapter in our journey and it’s great to get the support from eBay to help us reach and make a difference to the hundreds of thousands of people living with vision impairment.
Speaking from a personal standpoint, the Dot is such an exciting opportunity for the blind or vision impaired users around the globe to engage with smart technology. We’ve reached out to their team for some hands on time with a Dot unit and will hopefully have one to review soon.