A prototype for a texting app for the blind, BrailleTouch, is making the rounds. Originally developed for blind people who would rather be more discreet than speaking into their iPhones in public during texting sessions, BrailleTouch might be an interesting, if unconventional, way for non-blind people to type away while keeping their eyes on what’s in front of them.
And learn Braille along the way.
Until then, peruse this guide to safe walking while texting. (And under no circumstances should you try texting while driving.)