Eric Ju Yoon Kim

CEO & Co-Founder
, Dot Inc. (RoK)
Profile / Bio: 

Eric Ju Yoon Kim, a South Korean national and a University of Washington graduate is the founder of Dot – a company making an active Braille smartwatch meant for blind people.

​Kim's first encounter with the barriers blind people face came when someone showed him a braille Bible as a university student in the U.S. He returned to his native South Korea and founded Dot to make affordable tactile devices for the visually impaired and deaf-blind. Its product line features the Dot Watch, a braille smartwatch; the Dot Mini, a low-cost education device for developing countries; and the Dot Pad, a "braille Kindle" graphic tablet. While its award-winning watch had 140,000 pre-orders from 13 countries, the startup's bigger goals are to bring its education devices to Kenya and expand to India.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Assistive Technology for Education 24 August 2021 Slides Education