BrailleEasy was developed at the Qatar Computing Research Institute to support blind and visually impaired people in more efficient typing on their mobile devices. Instead of using both hands, as in standard Brailling, only one hand is needed to type. BrailleEasy contains the keyboard for iOS, which allows to use the 1-handed brailling in all applications. It also contains a tutorial app to learn Arabic and English Braille.

Privacy Policy - BrailleEasy

Your privacy is a great concern to us at QCRI and as such we take great care in protecting your personal data and maintaining your trust.

Collection of Personal Information

When using this app or keyboard, we do NNOT collect any information that you provide or type. BrailleEasy neither collects nor transmits any personal information to any server or third party.

Disclosure of Personal Information

As we do not collect any personal information, no personal information will be disclosed or shared with any third party.

Access Requred and Usage

Some of the features of BrailleEasy keyboard needs you to enable allow full access. The keyboard needs this access priviledge in order to play audio feedback with each user action.

Policy Changes

Any changes to this policy will be posted to an update of BrailleEasy keyboard and BrailleEasy Tutor app. You are advised to regularly view our most recent privacy policy.O

Related publications

  • F. Stahlberg and S. Vogel. QATIP - An Optical Character Recognition System for Arabic Heritage Collections in Libraries. In DAS, 2016. [BibTeX]
    @inproceedings{qatip, title={{QATIP - An Optical Character Recognition System for Arabic Heritage Collections in Libraries}}, author={Stahlberg, F. and Vogel, S.}, booktitle={DAS}, year={2016}, organization={IAPR} }


BrailleEasy has been released on the Apple store. (Link coming soon)

The latest source code can be accessed via the BrailleEasy bitbucket repository (link coming soon).


BrailleEasy (Copyright 2016, QCRI a member of Qatar Foundation. All Rights Reserved) is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use it except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License here.

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.