A tool that enables blind people to tell apart their medications, bottles of wine, canned foods, and other indistinguishable items.
So, what's the matter? Just imagine reaching into your kitchen cupboard blindfolded and trying to grab the can of soup (no, not the can of dog food, silly!). You'd probably experience something like this:
Enter 6dot. Elegant and easy-to-use (and some might even say sexy), the 6dot creates Braille labels at the simple touch of your fingertips. With the 6dot design, blind and sighted people of all ages and all experiences with Braille can easily create embossed sticky labels... in any language!
So what? Well, just think about a life where you couldn't tell your medications apart, and where you occasionally walked out of the house wearing your wife's night shirt because it wasn't labeled properly. How frustrating, when what you really wanted to do was be training for your Mt. Everest climb!*
(*For tips on climbing Mt. Everest blind, place your $1000 pledge to our campaign to get your signed copy of Erik Weihenmayer's book, Touch the Top of the World)
Why me? Because you care about being independent. You care about being able to know what time it is, choose what you want to wear, cook your own meal, get yourself around without help. Independence is freedom. Freedom is opportunity. And blind people deserve the opportunity to chase after their dreams.
Why $50,000? Let me tell you about it: Our customers are waiting in line out the door and around the block for this product. We've got more preorders than we can handle, and a waiting list on top of that. $50,000 will put us well on our way to getting those first couple hundred products delivered to our customers, and starting the chain of impact we hope to have on the world. But don't get us wrong. $60,000 would go a long way, too. And so would $600,000. (We 6dotters prefer doing things in multiples of 6.)
So who are you guys anyway? We're just a team of friends who love to see people smile -- which is why we do what we do. Oh, and we love to smile, too. (See below.)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.