Near Field Communication
Print Mailing Solution Reads out Post to the Blind

An app for mobile devices can read out letters for blind people – as long as the post has been printed out with NFC to speech. The print mailing solution embeds the text digitally on a chip in the paper.

The corresponding location is marked on the document in braille. If you hold an NFC-enabled smartphone over it, the app opens on its own. The manufacturer PAV received an award for this innovative system in the AutoID/RFID category of this year’s Innovationspreis-IT (IT Innovation Prize) from Initiative Mittelstand. With NFC to Speech, companies are able to deliver printed letters to visually impaired customers too, whereby the recipients can read them themselves without the need for special equipment. Letters are sent in a special envelope preventing unauthorised third parties from reading out the NFC text. (Source: Paul Albrechts Verlag/uj)