OKU M'sian Shares How He Types On His Phone Using Braille Keyboard
The birth of smartphones and their helpful features have helped millions of disabled people (OKU) run their daily activities
One OKU Malaysian man, who is working at a gadget store in Kajang, recently went viral on Twitter after a video of him showing how he types on his smartphone was posted on the platform.
In the two-minute clip, the man said that OKU type on their phones in two ways. One is by putting their phones on a table and typing on it like an actual braille machine, while the other is by typing with the phone in their hands.
He then ran his fingers over his phone, demonstrating that he had the phone's voice assistant setting turned on to help him know what he was tapping on.
The man proceeded to activate his phone's braille keyboard and said that he was going to type, "I am currently recording content."
He continued by typing the sentence on the keyboard at a fast speed.
Throughout the typing process, the phone's voice assistant guided him by voicing out the letters he was typing
After he was done typing, he showed his phone screen to the camera and shared what he had posted on his WhatsApp status.
"I'm currently recording content [on] how blind [and] visually impaired [people] use the braille keyboard on their smartphones so that they can type faster," he wrote.
The man who was recording the video then asked him how he reads Facebook comments, and he proceeded to demonstrate how he does it.
He said that his phone is able to read out sentences, paragraphs, and characters, and if a person types in short form, he would turn on the character settings to hear each of the letters spelled out by the voice assistant.
The video concluded with him replying to a Facebook comment.
Netizens loved the video and left positive comments
Many users were impressed by his typing skills.
One user commented they were happy to see that OKU are not left behind with technology.
"Hopefully it'd ease their daily life," they wrote.
"With his skills and interests, it's not impossible that big tech companies will hire him," another user wrote.
As of writing, the tweet has garnered over 680,000 views with over 5,500 retweets.
Besides smartphones' braille keyboards, here are other gadgets that can help OKU run their daily activities: