'The ELIA idea’ is the belief that with the advancement of technology, tactile reading systems can be easy to create, intuitive to learn, and shared by all.


The following video demonstrates the basic concepts that govern the ELIA FRAMES. A more detailed description of the ELIA FRAMES can be found here.


The following video describes some of the statistics associated with visual impairment in the United States.

  • There are an estimated 8.4 million individuals with visual impairment in the US, it is estimated that less than 60,000 can read Braille.
  • High schoolers with visual impairment have a dropout rate of nearly 50%.
  • The employment rate among individuals with sight is approximately 84%. Individuals with visual impairment have an estimated employment rate of 43%; but if the individual can use Braille, that rate soars to 90%.
  • It's estimated that the number of individuals with visual impairment will double to 16 million by 2030.

Now that you've learned a little bit about 'the ELIA idea,' its time to play around with ELIA FRAMES.