The FIFA World Cup 2022 organisers are employing Bonocle and Feelix Palm; let´s look at both of them.
Bonocle is the world’s first Braille entertainment platform with all the assistive technology for the visually impaired to access digital content. The forum will convert all data to Braille, allowing visually impaired fans to stay updated and enjoy the Qatar world cup like everyone else.
With the Qatar World Cup 2022, the Bonocle platform will provide the first experience of watching the World Cup for blind people by broadcasting live matches with this technology.
🎙 The company said: “Bonocle is a portable uni cell braille device that acts like a controller for your smartphone. It’s innovatively and ergonomically designed to work like an infinite line braille display,”
🗣 Boncole’s founders described, “Bonocle will enable the blind community all over the world to experience the World Cup in 2022 in new ways that were never available before…It will remove the barriers that have kept blind people restricted and open doors for them to explore new things and new places.”
Feelix palm is a palm communicator with tactile features. Using electrical impulses, the Feelix will offer braille-like messages to the visually impaired. The palm communicator will not restrict any more senses or physical movement. It is a very accessible wearable to ensure all fans enjoy the world cup!
It uses tactile palm communicators to transmit Braille-like messages to the visually impaired during matches.
🎙 The company said: “It enables users to get further immersed in their environment by receiving haptic feedback on the palms of their hands.”
It is fundamental for sports organisations to provide accessibility tools for everyone to enjoy their tournaments; these technologies give a completely different experience for the visually impaired. It is fair and necessary.