Learning Braille,
Simplified.

A collage of our diverse group of Bonocle users from the blind community.A collage of our diverse group of Bonocle users from the blind community.A picture of Bonocle, a portable device that looks like a computer mouse. Bonocle is curved to match the grip of a palm. It has one braille cell surrounded by buttons. Most of the buttons are black with one button under the braille cell in a teal color. At the back of Bonocle, there's a textile label coming out of the device with the Bonocle logo on it.

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One Cell,
Endless Possibilities

Introducing our award-winning, revolutionary braille platform, designed to be your gateway to a universe of braille apps and games. It's your pocket-sized tool for mastering braille education and practice – with limitless possibilities at your fingertips.

For Braille Learners

Easy

Effortless Learning:  User-friendly controls leave no barriers to self-paced learning or a classroom educational experience.
Versatile Curriculum:  Leveraging our educational apps means learning anything, anytime, anywhere
Familiar Interfaces:  Available on iPhones and iPads to provide a familiar and accessible experience.

A parent using Bonocle to teach their child the alphabet. They are sitting on a bench in a park. A virtual display is overlayed next to them to show how the letter B is in braille.
A Bonocle user on the Doha metro using Bonocle to read. She rests Bonocle on her knee and holds a folded white cane in her other arm.

Portable

On-the-Go Learning:  True portability that fits in your pocket or purse for ultimate convenience.
One Cell: Optimized by software, provides the power of a braille line in a compact form factor.
Day-long Battery: No interruptions all day mean braille is always at the palm of your hands.

Fun

Fun Learning: The game library transforms Braille learning into solving puzzles, fighting aliens and scoring goals.
Social or Solo Play:
Whether playing alone or with friends, Bonocle's games cater to everyone
Expandable Library:
Always growing with in-house creations and contributions from developers, ensuring a limitless source of fun

A Bonocle user playing a game against his friend. He waves Bonocle in excitement.

For Students

Easy

Effortless Learning with user friendly controls
Versatile Curriculum that leverages on expandable software
Familiar Interfaces utilizing iOS devices for

A parent using Bonocle to teach their child the alphabet. They are sitting on a bench in a park. A virtual display is overlayed next to them to show how the letter B is in braille.
A Bonocle user on the Doha metro using Bonocle to read. She rests Bonocle on her knee and holds a folded white cane in her other arm.

Portable

On-the-Go Learning:  True portability that fits in your pocket or purse for ultimate convenience.
One Cell: Optimized by software, provides the power of a braille line in a compact form factor.
Day-long Battery: No interruptions all day mean braille is always at the palm of your hands.

Fun

Fun Learning: The game library transforms Braille learning into solving puzzles, fighting aliens and scoring goals.
Social or Solo Play:
Whether playing alone or with friends, Bonocle's games cater to everyone
Expandable Library:
Always growing with in-house creations and contributions from developers, ensuring a limitless source of fun

A Bonocle user playing a game against his friend. He waves Bonocle in excitement.

For Braille Educators

Seamless

Comprehensive Teaching Tool: Use Bonocle to teach braille letters, words, sentences, maths, sciences, graphics and so much more.
Simplified Control: Control one or multiple Bonocles and make teaching the entire classroom a breeze.
Enhanced Classroom Efficiency: An efficient classroom is an effective classroom giving educators time to connect with students.

A teacher guides a students hand over Bonocle as they experience the device for the first time.
A blind student shares their tablet screen with their sighted friend. They sit in a cafeteria with other students around them. In the background, behind the glass, trees sway in the wind.

Collaborative

Collaborative Engagement: Students working together creates a supportive learning environment.
Friendly Competitions: Encourage healthy competition with challenges and let students motivate each other to excel.
Shared Practice and Challenges: Even when practicing individually, students can share their practice lists and progress.

Engaging

Diverse Learning Tools: With various customizable tools to meet individual student requirements.
Interactive Learning Breaks: Take a break from traditional lessons and immerse students in our educational games.
Enhanced Finger Sensitivity: Our interactive games let students refine their finger sensitivity, directly translating to better braille recognition

How do we do it?

Quality

At Bonocle, we handpick the finest components to match our highly refreshable braille cell, creating a product that's built to last.

Bonocle's Braille cell. Bonocle uses a reliable and highly refreshable 8-dot braille cell.

Immersive Learning

A combination of braille, audio, and haptics lets students dive into a world where education comes alive, and every lesson becomes an unforgettable adventure

Day-Long Battery

Our intelligent power management system makes sure your Bonocle is always ready. A true companion to our students throughout their busy days.

App Library

An accessible and optimized selection of applications and games to educate, entertain and empower. There are no limits to how our students can benefit from Bonocle.

A set of icons from Bonocle's App Library

Purposeful Entertainment

The fun of games combined with the wealth of education. Our edutainment library is a game changer that will get students hooked on learning.

Bo, Bonocle's robotic guide dog jumping over a construction barrier.

Long Term Partnerships

We tailor our services to suit the needs of your students, whether that entails comprehensive training, fine-tuning app functionalities, or implementing effective assessment strategies.

Connect with us

Our partners are located in US, Canada, and the Middle East

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Most Common Questions

How can I read using one braille cell?

Bonocle uses one highly refreshable Braille cell to make the learning experience less overwhelming and more adaptable to the students and their teachers or families. You will start by learning one-cell letters and numbers and move on to using Bonocle's multiple reading modes to find what suits you best. Our short answer is, try it out if you can. If you are already experienced with braille, it will take you some time to use but we have seen people zoom through text within a hours and days at most. Also, Bonocle uses the cell in really cool ways to not only show text, but to display environments and barriers.

Can I use Bonocle to control my phone?

Bonocle will only work with our applications and games. We do not think Bonocle or Braille are a replacement for the built-in text-to-speech experience on smart devices and so, Bonocle does not replace it but works with it to provide the best accessible experience for our students and teachers.

Will Bonocle work with any smart device?

At the moment, Bonocle will only work with iOS devices like iPhones and iPads. However, our team is working on expanding our compatible platforms to include Android and Chrome OS.

What if my Bonocle breaks? How can I fix it?

Bonocle is working with a network of service providers wherever we are available. Please contact us and we can guide you on where to ship your device for repair.

See more on our support page
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Bonocle and New Horizons in Teaching Braille

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A hand grasping Bonocle on top of a white surface.

Ikrami is a braille teacher and in this blog he shares his first impressions of using Bonocle to teach braille to his students.

Bonocle Who? Unraveling the Story of Bonocle.

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The history of Bonocle, it's creators and the anchors behind their commitment and inspiration and how you can help them achieve their mission.

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