Innovation is the central point for the Touch of Genius Prize. The Touch of Genius Prize was established to recognize an individual or group of individuals who contribute to innovation in the field of tactile literacy for blind people. The Prize can be granted for innovative, accessible computer software, Android applications, iOS applications, or tactile hardware that promotes braille and/or tactile literacy for blind people. The $20,000 prize is provided through support from The Gibney Family Foundation and National Braille Press.
We hope that this Prize fosters new thoughts, new creations, and thinking outside the box that will improve the lives of blind persons. The Prize can be granted for professional software & apps, educational software and apps, gaming software or apps that promote tactile and braille learning, and braille or tactile-related hardware.