Trying to develop braille display for iphone

Braille on Apple Products

Hi, I'm James and currently trying to develop a Braille display for my post grad project. I seem to hit dead ends when it comes to integrating with Voiceover and Bluetooth. It seems that Apple has some proprietary Braille Bluetooth Profile.

Any pointers out there? i've been looking across reddit and apple forums but I get nothing...



Submitted by Travis Roth on Tuesday, December 28, 2021

This sounds pretty complex. From general observation, even established manufacturers do not add their Braille displays to VoiceOver. Apple chooses to add it. I would suggest developing to as established a spec as there is such as HID, or else emulating another Braille display. Honestly, for a startup project you're likely to get a lot further emlating something that exists to at least prove you're serious before something as large as Apple is likely to take you seriously. Once you get there, perhaps Apple Accessibility will be kind enough to tell you next steps.

Submitted by James on Tuesday, December 28, 2021

In reply to by Travis Roth

Hi Travis. That's a bummer. (sad face)
I didn't realize Apple does this to people or companies. Looks like I have to redefine my project thesis.
Thanks for the advice!