Cornell’s Research Serves the Region and Beyond

ELIA Life Technology Inc.

R&D: Products for the Visually Impaired

  • Products:
  • ELIA Frames Alphabet
  • TouchPrinter

The mission of ELIA Life Technology Inc. is to enable people who have a visual impairment, including the blind, to gain greater access to education and employment and to achieve higher literacy and independence rates. ELIA Life Technology's products include an alternative tactile alphabet to braille—for the 97% of blind who cannot read braille—and the assistive technology required to use the alphabet. The products offer greater independence for the visually impaired, promising higher employment rates, lower healthcare costs, and an improved quality of life.

Cornell Connection

ELIA Life Technology Inc. collaborates with professors and graduate student teams at Cornell.