Systems, devices and methods of providing braille reader-integrated keyboard for use by both visually impaired and sighted users are disclosed. The keyboard is provided with a braille reader of 10 mm or less width, above the function keys of a normal laptop keyboard. Buttons are provided on the side of a regular QWERTY keyboard layout, that allow navigating the menus. The method envisages swapping the existing off-shelf keyboard of any laptop or other computing device for the braille reader-integrated keyboard. The integrated keyboard has several functions including being detectable by the system, and other accessible-friendly features such as audio feedback.
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Martin, Alberto and Roberts-Hoffman, Katie, "Braille Reader-Integrated Keyboard", Technical Disclosure Commons, (October 11, 2016)