Braille and Tactile Output

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Ableware 708500002 Porcupine Ball

The Porcupine Ball is for finger exercise, grip improvement and various games of skill. It stimulates sensory perception and improves flexibility and strength in the fingers. Hundreds of soft, rounded porcupine quills cover its surface. When used in combination with other types of balls, it can be useful for tactile discrimination activities including form, size, and weight.

Ableware 708590000 Textured Ring

The Texture Ring is designed for people with grasping and fine motors disabilities. The Texture Ring is a flexible and resilient plastic hand exerciser with eight rows of soft porcupine quills that provide tactile stimulation.

Aria

Aria is a braille notetaker with speech output designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. This computerized organizer is designed with word processing, mathematical and communicating capabilities. The user can construct full-fledged documents, transfer files, drive a modem or use a statistical calculator. With DOS interface, this device can run external software. It can be upgraded; the system runs on 1 Megabyte of RAM and 2 Megabytes of Flash ROM (contains the Aria software).

Basic Acoustic Cabinet (Model 71030)

The Basic Acoustic Cabinet is a cabinet that functions as a noise shield for a Basic-D or Basic-S Braille printer (see separate entries), and is designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. When used with a Basic printer, the Basic Acoustic Cabinet provides a Braille production module with a maximum noise level of 60 decibels (dB), allowing the printer to be used in a standard work environment. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 46 x 18.5 x 24 inches. WEIGHT: 90 pounds.

Basic Acoustic Top

The Basic Acoustic Top is a cover that functions as a noise shield for a Basic-D or Basic-S Braille printer (see separate entries), and is designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. When used with a Basic printer, the Basic Acoustic Top can provide noise reduction of up to 10 decibels (dB).

Basic-D (Model 70100)

The Basic-D, model 70100, is a double-sided Braille printer or Braille embosser designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Basic-D uses continuous tractor-feed paper and can print double-sided (interpoint) Braille pages at a rate of 340 pages per hour. The control panel is labeled in both Braille and ink, and voice confirmation is provided when keys are pressed. The Basic-D supports as many as 20 Braille alphabets, and can also print Braille graphics (tactile graphics). Th

Basic-S Model 70021

The Basic-S is a single-sided Braille printer or Braille embosser designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Basic-S uses continuous tractor-feed paper and can print single-sided pages at a rate of 170 pages per hour. The control panel is labeled in both Braille and ink, and voice confirmation is provided when keys are pressed. The Basic-S supports as many as 20 Braille alphabets, and can also print Braille graphics (tactile graphics). This printer comes with a copy of Win

Bookworm

The Bookworm is a portable braille reader designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The size of a portable cassette player, this device enables all kinds of electronic text (e.g., from the Internet, diskette, e-mail, CD-Rom, etc.) to be stored and read on eight concave, built-in Braille elements. The unit stores four megabytes of information (the equivalent of approximately 4,000 print pages or approximately 50 Braille binders) and operates with four buttons (forward, bac

Braille 'n Speak

Braille 'N Speak is an electronic braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The unit features a six-key Perkins-style braille keyboard and the capability to provide output in print, synthesized speech, or braille. This portable stand-alone data manager offers a simple command structure; word processing capabilities and spell check; a fully-adjustable speech synthesizer which enables the user to control the rate of speech, tone, pitch, and more; a Grade 2

Braille Bookmaker

The Braille BookMaker is a portable desk-top Braille printer that produces Braille characters on both sides of the page for individuals who are blind. Commands are issued from a calculator-style keypad, and confirmed by tones so that the operator can change settings without having to print out prompts and responses in Braille. A brief comma sequence places the unit in single-sided mode, where it can become a terminal using the optional external keyboard, or generate samples for easier proofreadi

Braille Edge 40 (Model B40K)

The Braille EDGE 40, model B40K, is a refreshable braille display with a braille keyboard and braille notetaker functions designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The unit's 40-cell braille display provides Braille representation of information from the screen of a computer or mobile device, and its Perkins-style keyboard allows Braille input to the same device. The unit has 2 four-way navigation keys and 8 function keys (Escape, Tab, Control, Alt, Shift, Insert, Windows

Braille Express (Models 100 & 150)

The Braille Express, models 100 and 150, is a Braille printer designed to print in book format with two pages on each sheet for individuals who are visually disabled. The printers offer interpoint Braille at a rate of 100 or 150 characters per second. They both print up to 44 characters per line macimum, combine text and graphics on a single sheet, save up to 16 full groups of settings, and emboss raised print characters for tactual or visual reading. A rear panel impact control selector allows

Braille Lite Millennium (Series M20)

The Braille Lite Millennium, Series M20, is a Braille notetaker designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Input is through a an eight-dot Perkins-style Braille keyboard, and output is through a 20-character refreshable Braille display and an adjustable speech synthesizer. The Braille Lite M20 features a 56K modem, e-mail capability, word processing, one-key commands, and 14 megabytes (MB) of internal memory. Use of removable SanDisk CompactFlash cards allows virtually unlimited

Braille Lite Millennium (Series M40)

The Braille Lite Millennium, series M40, is a Braille notetaker designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Input is through a an eight-dot Perkins-style Braille keyboard, and output is through a 40-character refreshable Braille display and an adjustable speech synthesizer. The Braille Lite M40 features a 56K modem, e-mail capabilities, word processing, quick one-key commands, and 14 megabytes (MB) of internal memory. Use of removable SanDisk CompactFlash cards allows virtually un

Braille Printer (Model Bpw-32)

The Braille Printer, model BPW-32, is a desktop braille printer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This printer can emboss six- or eight-dot braille on a single side, or on both sides simultaneously using either the interpoint or interline method. The noise level has been reduced by using an embossing method that pushes the braille embossing pins into the paper instead of striking the paper. This embossng method also allows an entire line of braille to be printed a

Braille Printer (Model Tp-32)

The Braille Printer, model TP-32, is a desktop braille printer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The printer can emboss six-dot or eight-dot braille on one side, or on both sides simultaneously using either the interpoint or interline method. The noise level has been reduced by using an embossing method that pushes the braille embossing pins into the paper instead of striking the paper. This embossng method also allows an entire line of braille to be printed at th

Braille Sense U2 (Model H432B)

The Braille Sense U2, model H432B, is a Braille notetaker and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This compact, portable braille notetaker has a 9-key Perkins-style Braille keyboard, a 32-cell braille display and an LCD display. It provides the functionality of a laptop computer, including WiFi, chat, document processing, DAISY playback, GPS, YouTube, Excel, and DropBox. It can perform up to seven tasks simultaneously. The Braille Sense U2 includes mu

Braille Sense U2 Qwerty (Model H432Q)

The Braille Sense U2 QWERTY, model H432Q, is a Braille and electronic notetaker and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This compact, portable notetaker has a 9-key Perkins-style Braille keyboard, a QWERTY (alphabetic) keyboard, a 32-cell braille display, and an optional LCD display. It provides the functionality of a laptop computer, including WiFi, chat, document processing, DAISY playback, GPS, YouTube, Excel, and DropBox. It can perform up to sev

Braille Star 40

The Braille Star 40 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit can function both as a braille computer display terminal and as a portable braille notetaker. With Braille Star's Scratchpad feature, users can take notes while the device is connected to a computer, or download a file from the computer or the Internet and read, edit, and save changes to it when the Braille Star is disconnected. The Scratchpad can store up to four mega

Braille Voyager 70

Braille Voyager 70 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This display is designed for use with a desktop personal computer. It has thumbkeys to assist in screen navigation, making it unnecessary for the user to repeatedly switch hands from the keyboard to the display, and thereby ensuring an ergonomic posture. Display functions can be adjusted to fit individual preferences, and it works with all major screen readers. This display comes

Braille Wave

Braille Wave is a refreshable Braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This slimline 40-character Braille display provides access to most computer operating systems, including DOS, Windows 95/98/ME, Windows NT/2000, and Linux, and features a built-in note-taking facility that can be used with or without connection to a computer. The included software enables notes taken to be transferred to Microsoft Word on a personal computer. Standard features include

Braille+ Mobile Manager (Model 1-07450-00)

The Braille+ Mobile Manager, model 1-07450-00, is a personal digital assistant (PDA) and voice output electronic organizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This braille-input version of the Icon from LevelStar has a Perkins-style Braille keyboard, a 30 gigabyte (GB) hard drive, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability. Features include word processing; an MP3 player; a book player that supports DAISY books and Bookshare; voice recording; an address book, clock

Brailleconnect 12

The BrailleConnect 12 is a braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has 12 refreshable Braille cells and can be used to read and write text messages and operate a mobile phone or a personal digital assistant (PDA) or notetaker. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.7 x 8.1 x 13.0 centimeters.

Braillenote Apex (Model Bt 18)

The BrailleNote Apex, model BT 18, is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has an eight-dot braille keyboard, voice output, and an 18-cell refreshable braille display. The display features thumb navigation by line, sentence or paragraph with braille keyboard. Other features include Microsoft Windows CE 6 operating system with Freescale iMX31 processor, 8 gigabytes (GB) of non-volatile user storage and 256 megabytes (MB) SDRAM; three

Braillenote Apex (Model Bt 32)

The BrailleNote Apex, model BT 32, is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has an eight-dot braille keyboard, voice output, and a 32-cell refreshable braille display. The display features thumb navigation by line, sentence or paragraph with braille keyboard. Other features include Microsoft Windows CE 6 operating system with Freescale iMX31 processor, 8 gigabytes (GB) of non-volatile user storage and 256 megabytes (MB) SDRAM; three

Braillenote Apex (Model Qt 18)

The BrailleNote Apex, model QT 18, is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has a standard alphabetic (QWERTY) keyboard, voice output, and an 18-cell refreshable braille display. The display features thumb navigation by line, sentence or paragraph with braille keyboard. Other features include Microsoft Windows CE 6 operating system with Freescale iMX31 processor, 8 gigabytes (GB) of non-volatile user storage and 256 megabytes (MB) SD

Braillenote Apex (Model Qt 32)

The BrailleNote Apex, model QT 32, is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has a standard alphabetic (QWERTY) keyboard, voice output, and an 18-cell refreshable braille display. The display features thumb navigation by line, sentence or paragraph with braille keyboard. Other features include Microsoft Windows CE 6 operating system with Freescale iMX32 processor, 8 gigabytes (GB) of non-volatile user storage and 256 megabytes (MB) SD

Brailleplace

BraillePlace is a braille printer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This interpoint embosser has a print speed of 300 characters per second and is designed for use in braille publishing. It can print lines 45 characters wide using Library of Congress spacing, with 27 lines per page maximum. It connects to any computer through the parallel or serial ports, and has keypad controls with ET Speaks to vocalize controls and do other audio tasks. Braille can be printed i

Braillex El 2D-80, Braillex El 2D-66, And Braillex El 2D-40

The Braillex EL 2D-80, Braillex EL 2D-66, and Braillex EL 2D-40 are refreshable braille displays designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Braillex EL 2D models all have a standard horizontal Braille display, which presents lines from a computer screen in Braille, together with a vertical positional display that shows the cursor's location on the computer screen. By touching a routing key built into the positional display, users can quickly move the Braille display to des

Braillex El 80, Braillex El 40 Desktop, And Braillex El 40P

The Braillex EL 80, Braillex EL 40 Desktop, and Braillex EL 40P are refreshable braille displays designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. All three models have a standard horizontal Braille display, which presents lines from a computer screen in Braille. The Braillex EL 80 has an 80-cell Braille display, and the Braillex EL 40 Desktop and Braillex EL 40P models each have a 40-cell Braille display. The Braillex EL 40 Desktop is ergonomically optimized for use with a desktop c

Braillex Tiny

The Braillex Tiny is a portable refreshable braille display designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Braillex Tiny has a 40-cell Braille display with integrated cursor-routing. Thumb-operated controls enable users to move around the screen and use computer function keys without lifting their fingers from the Braille display. When a button is pressed, the Braille display functions as a positional display showing the location of the cursor on the screen. The Braillex Tiny

Brailliant 24

Brailliant 24 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 24-cell refreshable braille display enables the user to read the screen of a computer when used with screen reader software. A copy of Window Eyes screen reader is included (see separate entry); the display also works with other screen readers. The display has Bluetooth, USB, and serial interfaces. POWER: Uses the included battery. Battery life is 25 to 30 hours with Bluetooth co

Brailliant 40

Brailliant 40 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 40-cell refreshable braille display enables the user to read the screen of a personal computer when the computer is loaded with a screen reader program. (A copy of the Window Eyes screen reader program is included.) The display has Bluetooth, USB, and serial interfaces. POWER: Uses the included battery. Battery life is 25 to 30 hours with Bluetooth connectivity or 100 hours when

Brailliant 80

Brailliant 80 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This braille display has 80 braille cells and can be used to read the screen of a computer that is loaded with a screen reader program. A copy of the Window Eyes screen reader is included (see separate entry). This braille display has Bluetooth, USB, and serial interfaces. POWER: Uses the included battery. Battery life is 25 to 30 hours with Bluetooth connectivity, or 100 hours when

Braillino

Braillino is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has a 20-character braille display with two Triple Action keys and an eight-key braille keyboard. It can be used independently or connected by a docking station to the Nokia Communicator, models 9210i or 9290 (see separate entry), a cell phone / personal data assistant (PDA). When the notetaker is connected to the Communicator, the latter can be controlled using the notetaker's brail

Braillo 200

The Braillo 200 is a Braille printer that can print six and eight dot braille at 200 cells per second. A liquid crystal display indicates the page count. Operator controls include form feed, reset, and paper stop. The printer may be connected directly to a paper cutter. The page lenths and line length are both adjustable; the maximum line length is 42 characters. DIMENSIONS: 22.62 x 25.74 x 33.93 inches. WEIGHT: 320 pounds.

Braillo 400 S

The Braillo 400 S is a braille printer that can print six and eight dot braille at 400 cells per second. A liquid crystal display indicates the page count. Operator controls include form feed, reset, and paper stop. The printer may be connected directly to a paper cutter. The page lenths and line length are both adjustable; the maximum line length is 42 characters. DIMENSIONS: 48.36 x 26.13 x 39.78 inches. WEIGHT: 530 pounds.

Braillo 400 Sr Embosser

The Braillo 400 SR Embosser is a Braille printer designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Braillo 400 SR Embosser reduces paper costs because it uses paper rolls up to 40 inches in diameter rather than standard continuous fanfold paper. Paper widths from four to fourteen inches are accepted. Once the paper is brailled, a built-in paper cutter cuts the paper and releases it to the stacker. When the stacker reaches its1000-sheet capacity, a sensor stops the machine so the

Braillo 440 Sw

Braillo 400 SW is a braille printer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This printer is designed for large volume production of braille. It prints simultaneously on both sides of the paper at a rate of 440 characters per second continuous printing. It uses standard paper rolls up to one meter in diameter, and can print two or four page sheets with a maximum sheet length of 13 inches. It has a built in paper cutter and a stacking unit for handling large format braill

Disk Drive For Notetaker

The Disk Drive for Notetaker is a disk accessory designed to enable users of Freedom Scientific braille and electronic notetakers (Braille 'N Speak, Type 'N Speak, Braille Lite, or Type Lite; see separate entries) to save any file from a notetaker to a standard diskette. The diskettes are formatted in standard PC-compatible format and are readable by any IBM or compatible computer. The diskettes can be used for data storage or sharing or to serve as a backup of file memory for the notetaker. Thi

Dot & Print

Dot & Print is a dual braille / print printing system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This printer can produce standard ink print and six-dot braille on alternating lines. It prints at a rate of 50 characteres per second, using Hewlett-Packard inkjet technology for ink print. In addition to braille and print on alternating lines, it can also produce braille alone, standard print alone, and large print alone.

Dot View Series Tactile Graphics Display (Model Dv-1)

The Dot View Series Tactile Graphics Display, model DV-1, is a tactile graphics display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable tactile display device converts graphical information from a computer screen into touchable images in real time. It can display all types of tactile images, including text characters, braille, magnification and reduction, scrolling, and moving images. Users can touch the image of a computer mouse in performing the click and drag o

Elba - Braillex El Braille Assistant

The Braillex EL Braille Assistant (ELBA) is a Braille notetaker designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The ELBA features a built-in modem and software providing full Internet and e-mail access. Also included are a word processor, day-planner, scientific calculator, MP3 player, spreadsheet program, database program, and Braille translation program. It uses the Linux operating system. The ELBA has 16 megabytes (MB) of non-volatile flash memory and 32 MB RAM, allowing storage

Emfuse Color Braille Station

The EmFuse Color Braille Station is a dual Braille/print printing system designed for use in the production of print and Braille books and documents. This unit can print 1200 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) in full color while embossing up to 400 Braille cells per second (cps). It prints double-sided with ink and Braille, and can emboss Braille in 8 different dot heights for high-resolution tactile graphics. It holds 2,350 pages up to 12x18 inches and can be reloaded while printing. It works with bra

Esys 12

The Esys 12 is a braille notetaker, braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable unit has 12 braille cells with 12 integrated cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. The Esys 12 includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user can type notes. The unit can be used to read and write text messages and operate a mobile phone, personal digital assistant (PDA), personal computer (PC), or notetaker. The user can

Esys 24

The Esys 24 (also known as the esys24) is a braille notetaker, refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 24 braille cells with 24 integrated cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. The Esys 24 includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The unit can be used independently or connected to a PC work station via Bluetooth or USB. It can also be used to send and

Esys 40

The Esys 40 (also known as esys40) is a braille notetaker, refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have vision. This portable unit has a large display with 40 braille cells with 40 integrated cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. The esys40 includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The unit can be used independently or connected to a PC work station via Bluetooth or USB. It can be used to read and

Esys 64

The Esys 64 (also know as the esys64) is a braille notetaker, refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 64 braille cells with 64 cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. It includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The Esys 64 features grey aluminium housing and black plastic details. The unit can be used independently or connected to a PC work station via

Esys 80

The Esys 80 (also known as the esys80) is a braille notetaker, refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 80 braille cells with 80 cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. It includes a ten-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The Esys 80 features grey aluminium housing and black plastic details. The unit can be used independently or connected to a PC work station or

Esyslight

The esysLight is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 40 braille cells with 40 cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. It can be used independently or connected to another device via Bluetooth or mini USB. The esysLight can be connected to a mobile phone, personal digital assistant (PDA), or personal computer (PC) to read text messages and Internet content. The two navigation joysticks and four n

Esytime

The esyTime is self contained computer with a refreshable braille display and a braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a 32-character braille display with 32 cursor routing keys located above the braille cells. It includes a 10-key braille keyboard. The device has two joysticks and eight function keys located left and right of the display. The user can use the optical sensors and tactile finger movements to advance/reverse the braille lin

Et Braille Printer

The ET Braille Printer is a desktop interpoint printer designed for printing on both sides of the paper at higher speeds for individuals with visual disabilities. The ET is an improved version of the Juliet (see separate entry) with a 40 character line and a speed of 60 characters per second. It will accept paper weighing from 20 to 100 pounds and prints on either one or both sides of the paper. Other features include high resolution graphics and a multi-copy buffer, which will print a 30 page d

Everest Acoustic Hood (Model 71000)

The Everest Acoustic Hood is a noise reducation shield for the Everest Braille Embosser (see separate entry), and is designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Hood is a single-compartment table-top cabinet with transparent doors in front. When used with the Everest printer, the Everest Acoustic Hood reduces noise to 60 decibels (dB) or less, allowing the printer to be used in a standard work environment.

Everest Braille Embosser (Model 70010)

The Everest Braille Embosser, model 70010, is a Braille printer designed for persons who are blind or have low vision. The Everest is a double- and single-sided Braille printer that uses cut sheet card-stock paper of the sort that is available off-the-shelf in office supply stores. Keys are labeled in ink and in Braille, and provide voice confirmation when pressed. The Everest will print Braille with dot distances of 1.6, 2.0, and 2.6 millimeters, and it will print tactile graphics images creat

Gemini Braille Printer

The Gemini Braille Printer, also called the Gemini Print and Braille Embosser, is a braille printer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This braille printer can print braille and ink print simultaneously on the same page. Ink characters can be printed in a standard size or two or four times larger, and the user can also adjust the shading. Ink characters can be positioned either above or below the braille. Ink characters that can be printed include the major Europea

Hims Braille Sense U2

The HIMS Braille Sense U2 is a Braille and electronic note taker and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The HIMS Braille Sense U2 allows the user to create and read documents, highlight important points with advanced fonts and style options. Read and analyze spreadsheets with the Excel Viewer. Always have complete and up-to-date access to email with IMAP and POP3. Has a Windows-like interface making operating of the Braille Sense familiar to Windows

Hims Braille Sense U2 Mini

The HIMS Braille Sense U2 mini is a Braille and electronic note taker and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The HIMS Braille Sense U2 mini allows the user to create and read documents, highlight important points with advanced fonts and style options. Has a Windows-like interface making operating of the Braille Sense familiar to Windows PC users.Includes address manager, schedule manager, scientific calculator, database manager, alarm clock, stop wa

Icon

Icon is a personal digital assistant (PDA) and voice output electronic organizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Used by itself, this device is a portable electronic organizer and digital talking book player. Used in conjunction with the optional docking station, it is a notetaker and Internet access device. Pre-installed software applications include a calendar, address book, Web browser, e-mail, word processor, music player, podcast player / recorder, voice re

Impacto-600 Interpoint Braille Embosser

The Impacto-600 is an interpoint (double-sided) Braille printer designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. This unit can print high-quality interpoint Braille pages at a rate of 600 pages per hour. The number of working parts has been reduced to a mininum to ensure reliability, and an integrated test function allows quick diagnostic testing. The printer includes permanently installed Braille character sets in several languages, together with a built-in Braille editor that allo

Index 4X4 Pro With Acoustic Cabinet (Models 70011 & 70012)

The Index 4X4 Pro is a Braille printer and publishing system designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Index 4x4 Pro is intended for use in the production of Braille magazines, books, and newspapers. When the 4x4 Pro receives a Braille text file from a computer, it processes the file into saddle stitch binding format. For example, the first sheet of a 40-page document will consist of pages 1, 2, 39, and 40, the next sheet will consist of pages 3, 4, 37, and 38, etc. The 4

Iveo Hands-On Learning System

The Iveo Hands-on-Learning System is a package containing a tactile graphics display (IVEO Touchpad) and a braille graphics program (IVEO Viewer, IVEO Creator, or IVEO Creator Pro), designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision and their teachers. The system can be used to teach subject such as biology, health, chemistry, astronomy, math, or geography with a combination of touch, sound, and sight. Three versions are available: Iveo Lite, Iveo Creator, and Iveo Creator Plus. Iveo

Juliet Pro 60

The Juliet Pro 60 is a desktop braille printer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This printer has a 40-character-wide embossing line and 60-characters-per-second speed for double-sided embossing (40-characters per second for single-sided printing). It can use either continuous tractor-feed paper or single sheets, hand-fed one at a time. A variety of different paper sizes and weights can be used. ET Speaks comes up talking automatically on the Juliet Pro 60, echoin

Kts Refreshable Braille Display (Brailloterm 40/80 Cell Braille Display)

The KTS Refreshable Braille Display is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This display comes with software for translating text to braille and vice versa. The display is available models with 40 or 80 cells. Features include 6- or 8-dot braille selected by keystroke; screen navigation using 14 dedicated function keys; hardware cursor or 10 soft cursor tracking; display of attributes in monochrome or color modes; direct line selection;

Marathon Brailler

The Marathon Brailler is a desk-top Braille printer designed to provide single-sided embossing for individuals who are blind. The user sets printing control parameters with a built-in keypad (no dip switches). Up to 16 different sets of parameters can be stored in the Marathon's permanent memory. Eight pre-programmed sets for popular microcomputer configurations are provided with the system. Control parameters can be verified via a 32-character visual display or in Braille. When used with Braill

Memovoice Notepad

The Memovoice Notepad is a braille notetaker designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Memovoice Notepad has a seven-point Braille keyboard and voice output in several languages, delivered through headphones or a built-in speaker. Functions include an alarm clock, calendar, appointments list, events list, and notepad. The Memovoice Notepad has a 256 kilobyte (KB) flash memory and 128 KB random access memory (RAM), with 2 megabytes (MB) total memory. POWER: Uses two 1.5 vo

Mod 80 Braille Terminal

The Mod 80 is a refreshable braille display and keyboard interface designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This system comprises an 84-cell Braille display, a keyboard, and a 16-key function pad that can be combined to create a customized system to provide access to most computer operating systems, including DOS, Windows 95/98/ME, Windows NT/2000, and Linux. Standard features include 80 concave Braille cells with routing keys, four status cells, and eight function keys.

Nano Pda-Lite

The Nano PDA-Lite is a braille notetaker and personal digital assistant designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The unit has a Braille keyboard and cursor keys with voice output, and takes up to 90 minutes of recorded notes and up to 1,000 written notes. Text notes are entered by using the Braille keyboard or the cursor keys; audio notes are entered through the recording function. Data can be transferred by serial interface or with a USB adapter (both adapters are inclu

Odor Menu

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a restaurant menu for individuals who are blind or have low vision to order food by providing the smells of the foods offered in place of pictures. The Odor Menu is an electronic menu enhanced with a braille menu and the smells of each dish offered on the menu. This small oval device has an electric active plastic screen that can display refreshable braille and a small vent near the bottom that can emit the odors of the dish currently di

Ohtsuki Bt-5000 Braille/print Printer

The Ohtsuki Printer is a dual braille / print printing system capable of producing parallel lines of braille and standard ink print for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The user sends the printer a grade 1 or grade 2 braille file via a computer's serial or parallel port, and the printer can print only standard ink print (dot matrix), only braille, or both types on alternate lines. The speed of printing is slightly lower when both types are used. Grade 2 braille can also be printed,

Omnifer

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of duel-purpose cover for the Apple iPad™ that doubles as a Braille reader for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Designed by Jayson D’Alessandro for the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDEA) Awards, The Omnifer is an innovative cover for the iPad that transforms the iPad’s touch screen into Braille. The Omnifer is a light-weight three-panel flip design cover that allows users to switch between Braille mode and standard

Pac Mate 20 Portable Braille Display

The Pac Mate 20 Portable Braille Display is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The device has 20 refreshable display cells with 10 dual-purpose hot keys in the center for shortcuts to applications, and Freedom Scientific's exclusive Whiz Wheels for navigation by line, sentence, or paragraph through files, dialogs, lists, and menus. Dual cursor router buttons on the back row and buttons on the left and right enable panning forward and b

Pac Mate 40 Portable Braille Display

The Pac Mate 40 Portable Braille Display is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The device has 40 refreshable display cells with 10 dual-purpose hot keys in the center for shortcuts to applications, and Freedom Scientific's Exclusive Whiz Wheels for navigation by line, sentence, or paragraph through files, dialogs, lists, and menus. Dual cursor router buttons on the back row and buttons on the left and right enable panning forward and b

Pac Mate Bns

The PAC Mate BNS is a personal digital assistant (PDA) designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This Pocket PC device has an eight-dot braille keyboard and utilizes JAWS for Windows (see separate entry) for braille and speech output. It provides access to Windows-based desktop data and software applications, and can run Pocket PC versions of popular software programs to manage information internally or to sync up and share data with other devices. With the addition of a

Plate Embossing Device (Model Ped-30)

The Plate Embossing Device, model PED-30, is a Braille printer that embosses Interpoint Braille on zinc plates used for press Braille production. These templates are ideal whenever 50 or more copies of a book, document, etc. are required. This machine embosses 45 zinc plates per hour. The machine is available in USA and European Braille standards. CPS: 40 characters per second. POWER: 120 volt AC, 30 amperes maximum 60 hz. DIMENSIONS (WxLxH): 35 x 53 x 59 inches. WEIGHT: 900 pounds.

Porta-Thiel

The Porta-Thiel is a lightweight, portable Braille printer designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Porta-Thiel prints on single sheets, continuous forms, plastic, and magazine sheets. It does not use a tractor feeder device to control paper feed. A built-in speech synthesizer informs the user when the unit is out of paper, and data are not lost during the paper resupply process. Dots can be adjusted to any paper weight. This printer embosses six- and eight-dot Braille,

Prestobraille Signmaker

The PrestoBraille Signmaker is a braille printer designed to produce Braille books and other documents at high speeds for individuals who are blind. This printer in particular is ideal for large signmakers who need Braille in the shortest form possible, but stamped through very thick materials. The industrial-strength signmaker is powered by compressed air. The message can be up to 30 characters long in the standard Library of Congress template and up to 24 characters long in the optional Califo

Pronto! 18

The Pronto! 18 is a braille notetaker and voice output electronic organizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It has an 18-cell braille display with integrated cursor routing keys located left and right of the display; alternatively, a navistick (mini-joystick) can be used to place the cursor. The Pronto! 18 includes an eight-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes, and it provides natural speech output in addition to the braille display. It can be us

Pronto! Qs

Pronto! QS is a braille notetaker and voice output electronic organizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Pronto! QS includes a standard 69-key QWERTY keyboard with tactile markers for entering data and natural sounding speech output. It can be used as a notebook, calendar with diary, voice recorder, address and phone book, clock, standard and scientific calculator, altitude and compass information, and an MP3 player. It has one built-in microphone and two bui

Romeo 25

The Romeo 25 is a braille printer designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Romeo 25 is a rugged basic embosser suitable for student, personal, or home office use. It produces a 40-character line of Library of Congress Braille at 25 characters per second. Standard features on Romeo 25 include Dynamic Braille Scaling and a choice of resolution settings for graphics. Dynamic Braille Scaling allows the user to change Braille sizes, even within a document, from Library of Congre

Romeo Pro 50

The Romeo Pro 50 is a Braille printer designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The Romeo Pro 50 looks like the Romeo 25 (see separate entry), but has aditional features and prints twice as fast. The Romeo Pro 50 prints single-sided braille at a rate of 50 characters per second, versus 25 for the Romeo 25. Standard features include ET Speaks, a fast and flexible speech system that comes up automatically and echoes commands as they are entered on the printer's keypad. The unit

Siafu Pc For The Blind

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an computer display and keyboard for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Siafu is a tactile computer display that combines the standard braille display with a new screen that can present text, braille or graphics in three-dimensional relief. The tactile screen's surface utilizes a conceptual material called Magneclay, an oil-based synthetic agent that has the ability to reshape itself into any shape via a controlled electromagn

Simcheong Braille Printer And Scanner

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a scanner/printer that can scan and print documents in Braille for individuals who have low vision or are blind. The SimCheong Printer and Scanner is the result of a Korean fairy tale about a young girl and her blind father and how her sacrifices during her life result in her father's eyes being opened and his ability to see. This printer/scanner sounds like a fairy tale in of itself. This device is a compact printer and scanner that ca

Supervario2 24

The SuperVario2 24 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has 24-cell braille display with integrated cursor routing keys located to the left and right of the display, three navigation keys left and three navigation keys right of the display, an on/off button, and an internal settings menu in different languages. The unit is available as Human Interface Device (HID) which allows interfacing with computers without any drivers n

Supervario2 32

The SuperVario2 32 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has 32-cell braille display with integrated cursor routing keys located to the left and right of the display, three navigation keys left and three navigation keys right of the display, an on/off button, and internal settings menu in different languages. The unit is available as Human Interface Device (HID) which allows interfacing with computers without any drivers need

Supervario2 40

The SuperVario2 40 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a 40-cell braille display with integrated cursor routing keys located on the left and right of the display, three navigation keys left and three navigation keys right of the display, an on/off button, and an internal settings menu in different languages. The unit is available as Human Interface Device (HID) which allows interfacing with computers without any drivers

Supervario2 64

The SuperVario2 64 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a 64-cell braille display with integrated cursor routing keys located to the left and right of the display, three navigation keys left and three navigation keys right of the display, on/off button, and internal settings menu in different languages. The device works with screen reading programs such as COBRA (see separate entry) as well as other programs such as Wind

Supervario2 80

The SuperVario2 80 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has an 80-cell braille display with integrated cursor routing keys located on the left and right of the display, three navigation keys left and three navigation keys right of the display, on/off button, and internal settings menu in different languages. The unit is available as Human Interface Device (HID) which allows interfacing with computers without any drivers need

Tellatouch (Model 22-0501-1)

Tellatouch, model 22-0501-1, is a manual braille writer and refreshable braille display designed for use in communication with individuals who are deaf blind. This communication device for the deaf blind has a keyboard with four rows of keys, and a braille display. The top three rows of the keyboard have keys for the alphabet, and the fourth row has the keys of a standard braille keyboard. To receive messages, the deaf blind user places a hand over the braille display. A sighted individual can c

Thimble

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype Bluetooth-enabled device finger-glove that connects to a smart phone, specifically the Apple iPhone, and works as a Braille display for individuals who are blind or or have low vision. By pulsing Braille shapes onto the fingertip via an “electro-tactile grid array,” the text on the iPhone's screen can be conveyed to the blind user. The Thimble also includes a camera allowing it to scan text from other sources (such as books or labels) and t

Thomas Braille Embosser

The Thomas Braille Embosser is a braille printer designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Thomas Braille Embosser prints single-sided Braille at a rate of 40 characters per second. Its features include Dynamic Braille Scaling, which allows users to switch with just one command from Library of Congress Braille to California sign Braille, Jumbo Braille, standard Braille with increased line spacing, or the smaller Braille often preferred in Japan. Sizes can be mixed within a s

Tiger Cub Desktop Embosser

The Tiger Cub Desktop Embosser is a braille printer and tactile graphics embosser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This embosser can be used for braille production, tactile graphics, braille math with graphics, braille adhesive labels, and braille business cards, and it can emboss braille and graphics together on standard braille paper. Braille can be printed directly from mainstream Windows software like Microsoft Office, or from braille-making software like Dux

Tiger Cub Jr. Personal Embosser

The Tiger Cub Jr. Personal Embosser is a braille printer and tactile graphics embosser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This embosser can be used for braille production, tactile graphics, braille math with graphics, braille adhesive labels, and braille business cards, and it can emboss braille and graphics together on standard braille paper. Braille can be printed directly from mainstream Windows software like Microsoft Office, or from braille-making software lik

Tiger Elite 150 Printer

The Tiger Elite 150 Printer is a braille printer designed for use in the production of braille books and documents. Its printing speed is 150 cps (Braille cells per second), with automatic double-sided embossing. The unit is compact with heavy-duty construction for high volume production. The unit comes with the Tiger Software Suite, which can be used for Braille translation from MS Word and tactile graphics design in conjunction with computer graphics software such as Illustrator or CorelDraw.

Tiger Elite 200 Printer

The Tiger Elite 200 Printer is a braille printer designed for use in the production of braille books and documents. Its printing speed is 200 cps (Braille cells per second), with automatic double-sided embossing. The unit is compact with heavy-duty construction for high volume production. The unit comes with the Tiger Software Suite, which can be used for Braille translation from MS Word and tactile graphics design in conjunction with computer graphics software such as Illustrator or CorelDraw.

Tiger Max

Tiger Max is a desktop braille and tactile graphics embosser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This embosser can be used for braille production, tactile graphics, braille math with graphics, braille adhesive labels, and business cards. With this printer, braille and graphics can be embossed together on regular braille paper, rather than thermal paper, and braille can be created and embossed directly from mainstream Windows software like MS Office, as well as from

Tiger Premier 100 Braille Printer

The Tiger Premier 100 Braille Printer is a braille printer designed for use in the production of braille books and documents. Its printing speed is 100 cps (Braille cells per second), with automatic double-sided embossing. The unit comes with the Tiger Software Suite, which can be used for Braille translation from Microsoft Word or Excel and for tactile graphics design in conjunction with computer graphics software such as Illustrator or CorelDraw. OPTIONS: Floor stand for printer; Braille paper

Tiger Premier 80 Braille Printer

The Tiger Premier 80 Braille Printer is a braille printer designed for use in the production of braille books and documents. Its printing speed is 80 cps (Braille cells per second), with automatic double-sided embossing. The unit comes with the Tiger Software Suite, which can be used for Braille translation from Microsoft Word or Excel and for tactile graphics design in conjunction with computer graphics software such as Illustrator or CorelDraw. OPTIONS: Floor stand for printer; Braille paper.

Transend Lt

TranSend LT is a dual braille / print printing system designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system can produce braille together with ink text on alternating lines on the same page. Ink text can be either large or small print. The system consists of a control unit, a dot matrix printer, and a braille printer. TranSend uses text files that can be created by most popular word processing programs. The system has a built-in speech synthesizer which speaks all prompts as they

Varioconnect 12

The VarioConnect 12 is a refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has 12 braille cells with integrated cursor routing keys located left and right of the display; alternatively, a navistick (mini-joystick) can be used to place the cursor. The VarioConnect 12 includes a six-key braille keyboard with which the user can type notes. The seventh braille key located in the middle of the keyboard allows brailling while s

Varioconnect 24

The VarioConnect 24 is a refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 24 braille cells with integrated cursor routing keys located left and right of the display; alternatively, a navistick (mini-joystick) can be used to place the cursor. The VarioConnect 24 includes an eight-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The unit can be used to read and write text messages and operate a mobi

Varioconnect 32

The VarioConnect 32 is a refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 32 braille cells and integrated cursor routing keys located left and right of the display; alternatively, a navistick (mini-joystick) can be used to place the cursor. The VarioConnect 32 includes an eight-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The unit can be used to read and write text messages and operate a mobil

Varioconnect 40

The VarioConnect 40 is a refreshable braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a display with 40 braille cells with integrated cursor routing keys located left and right of the display; alternatively, a navistick (mini-joystick) can be used to place the cursor. The VarioConnect 40 includes an eight-key braille keyboard with which the user types notes. The unit can be used to read and write text messages and operate a mobi

Variopro 64

The VarioPro 64 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a 64-cell braille display with three navigation rollers located on the front of the display, and three navigation keys left and three navigation keys right of the display. The device requires a screen reading program such as COBRA (see separate entry). It connects to a computer through a USB (cable included) or serial port. The casing of the VarioPro 64 is made of alum

Variopro 80

The VarioPro 80 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has an 80-cell braille display with three navigation rollers located on the front of the display, and three navigation keys left and three navigation keys right of the display. The device requires a screen reading program such as COBRA (see separate entry). It connects to a computer through USB (cable included) or serial port. The casing of the VarioPro 80 is made of alumi

Voicenote Bt

VoiceNote BT is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Input is made through a nine-key braille keyboard while output is delivered through synthetic speech. The notetaker has a Windows CE operating system and a program suite that includes a word processor that can read and write files in Microsoft Word format; a planner with a calendar, scheduler, and diary with audible alarms; an address list manager; an e-mail program with POP3 access; a scientifi

 
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