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Refreshable Braille Display

Refreshable Braille Display

How to pronounce:
rɪˈfrɛʃəbl breɪl dɪsˈpleɪ

Refreshable Braille Display
Definition:

also called braille terminal; is an electro-mechanical device for displaying braille characters, usually by means of round-tipped pins raised through holes in a flat surface. Blind computer users, who cannot use a normal computer monitor, use it to read text output. Speech synthesizers are also commonly used for the same task, and a blind user may switch between the two systems or use both at the same time depending on circumstances.