iCandy: June 2010

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Frenchman Raoul Parienti’s creation, the Top-Braille pocket scanner, instantly transcribes a printed document into Braille or reads it aloud to aid blind and visually impaired people. The device, which won the Concours Lépine 2010 invention competition in Paris, works in seven languages.
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