Re-Envisioning Debit Card Machines

Silver
2008

Current debit card machines have adopted touch-screen technology without regard for the tactile needs of visually impaired consumers, forcing them to give their PIN number to the cashier. ReEnvision provides a method for merchants to increase accessibility and privacy for the visually impaired at an economical price. The one-piece design lies flush on debit-card readers, supplying users with Braille instructions and tactile buttons. The design primarily focuses on a low-cost production that would allow ReEnvision to be available in every store at every terminal, bringing a new level of independence to visually impaired shoppers.

Credits: Kyle Lechtenberg of Auburn University
Contact: Kyle Lechtenberg: klechtenberg@gmail.com