Gadget Monday Presents: Braille Karaoke

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Here's a gadget that anyone who works with the visually impaired will love: karaoke in Braille.

It's from a Japanese company called Nippon Telesoft, actually two companies that have teamed up to build the special machine. A PC plugged into the karaoke machine translates lyrics into Braille and sends them to a special display. The characters appear on the display slightly ahead of the music so singers can follow along in time with the tunes.

Now it's not just your sighted friends who can get drunk and sing off-key to old Genesis songs.

See the machine in action.

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