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1-2-3 How Many Do You See? Cuantos Ves?

1-2-3 How Many Do You See? Cuantos Ves? by Lilia Molina-Ruiz, is a braille and tactile counting book designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. The book is bilingual (English and Spanish), with braille and raised tactile letters and numbers.

19-Ring Krebs Binder (Models 1-04240-00, 1-04250-00, & 1-04260-00)

The 19-Ring Krebs Binder, models 1-04240-00, 1-04250-00, and 1-04260-00, is a braille binder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 19-ring binder is made of heavy-duty board covered with water-resistant imitation leather. The binder holds 11.5 x 11 inch 19-hole punched braille paper, and comes in three sheet capacities: 60 sheets (1-04240-00), 80 sheets (1-04250-00), or 105 sheets (1-04260-00). The 19-ring binder assembly consists of a metal back plate, heavy-gau

A Braille Spelling Dictionary For Beginning Writers

A Braille Spelling Dictionary for Beginning Writers is a manual for teaching braille spelling to students who are blind or have low vision. This one-volume braille dictionary contains 1,400 words, listed alphabetically without definitions, enabling elementary school-age children to look up the spelling of words independently. The dictionary is in both print and braille, so sighted and blind children and teachers or parents can use it together.

Abacus Basic Competency: A Counting Method (Models 7-00219-00 & 5-00219-00)

"Abacus Basic Competency: A Counting Method," by Susan M. Millaway, is an instructional manual designed for teaching skills in performing the four basic math operations on the abacus to children and adults who are blind or have low vision. It comes in a large print edition, model 7-00219-00, and a braille edition, model 5-00219-00. The braille edition is 102 pages. This manual employs both instruction and exercises to teach abacus skills, using the Counting Method rather than traditional indirec

Abc's Of Braille (Model 5-00200-00)

ABCs of Braille, by Bernard Krebs, model 5-00200-00, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This braille textbook provides a simplified introduction to the characters and rules of English braille. The plan and layout of instructional materials are designed to assist both the teacher and the student.

Afb Braille Alphabet Card

The AFB Braille Alphabet Card is a braille alphabet card designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The card is embossed with the braille alphabet and braille numbers, and includes an explanation of braille and a short history of its development. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 9x 4 inches.

Alphabet & Numeral Cards (Model 23-70001-3)

Alphabet & Numeral Cards, model 23-7001-3, are braille alphabet cards showing each English letter and numeral with its corresponding braille character. Each card has a blank space at the bottom for printing an organization or company name. DIMENSIONS: 3.5 x 1 inches.

Aluminum Diagramming Foil (Models 1-04120-00, Sheet 1-04090-00

Aluminum, 0.005 inches thick and sprayed on one side with an off white flat paint which will readily accept drawings made by pencil or ink. After design has been penciled in, the foil can be embossed using the tools in the Tactile Graphics Kit, 1-08840-00. Can be used for Braille. The roll (model 1-04120-0, $45.26) is 11 inches wide and approximately 150 feet long. Also available in 11 by 11 inch sheets (model 1-04090-00, $15.20), 30 per pack.

Aph Embossed Graph Sheets (Models 1-04052-00, 1-04055-00, 1-04053-00, & 1-04054-00)

Graph paper 8 1/2 by 11 inches comes 50 to a package. Standard 100 pound manila sheets are embossed with horizontal and vertical lines of small Braille dots and are designed for use by transcribers and or students. Coordinate axes are represented as solid lines.

Aph Embossed Graph Sheets (Models 1-04056-00, 1-04057-00, & 1-04058-00)

100 pound manila sheets are embossed with horizontal and vertical lines of small Braille dots and are designed for use by transcribers and/or students. Coordinate axes are represented as solid lines. 11 1/2 inches by 11 inch packages of 50.

Aph Friction Pad Kit (Model 1-03190-00)

The APH Friction Pad Kit, no. 1-03190-00, is designed for use with braille slates to reduce the noise of the stylus and to prevent marring of surfaces, and with other devices that tend to slip while in use. The kit consists of 3 assorted sizes of self adhesive, plastic foam strips.

Aph Print Braille Children's Books: Dear Santa, Please Come To The 19Th Floor

The APH "Dear Santa, Please Come to the 19th Floor," edition, unites print and Braille in one volume. A Braille overlay page allows both sighted and non-sighted persons to read together. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 inches height x 8.7 inches width x 0.3 inches depth. WEIGHT: 6.4 ounces. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Aph Print/braille Children's Books: Goin' Someplace Special

The APH Curious George edition, unites print and Braille in one volume. A Braille overlay page allows both sighted and non-sighted persons to read together. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 inches height x 8.7 inches width x 0.3 inches depth. WEIGHT: 6.4 ounces. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Aph Print/braille Children's Books: Oranges On Golden Mountain

The APH "Oranges on Golden Mountain" edition, unites print and Braille in one volume. A Braille overlay page allows both sighted and non-sighted persons to read together. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 inches height x 8.7 inches width x 0.3 inches depth. WEIGHT: 6.4 ounces. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Aph Print/braille Children's Books: Where The Wild Things Are

The APH "Where the Wild Things Are" edition, unites print and Braille in one volume. A Braille overlay page allows both sighted and non-sighted persons to read together. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 inches height x 8.7 inches width x 0.3 inches depth. WEIGHT: 6.4 ounces. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Aph Recreational Reading Books: Bread And Jam For Frances

The APH "Bread and Jam for Frances," edition, unites print and Braille in one volume. A Braille overlay page allows both sighted and non-sighted persons to read together. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 inches height x 8.7 inches width x 0.3 inches depth. WEIGHT: 6.4 ounces. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Aph Recreational Reading: Black Beauty

The APH "Black Beauty," edition, unites print and Braille in one volume. A Braille overlay page allows both sighted and non-sighted persons to read together. Story Description: Black Beauty, a good-natured and strong stallion, tells of his adventures working with many types of people. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 inches height x 8.7 inches width x 0.3 inches depth. WEIGHT: 6.4 ounces. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Aph Recreational Reading: Cat In The Hat

The APH "Cat in the Hat," edition, unites print and Braille in one volume. A Braille overlay page allows both sighted and non-sighted persons to read together. Book Description: Dr. Seuss took 220 words, rhymed them, and created "The Cat in the Hat", the story of the cat that transformed a dull, rainy afternoon into a magical and just-messy-enough adventure. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 inches height x 8.7 inches width x 0.3 inches depth. WEIGHT: 6.4 ounces. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacture

Aph Recreational Reading: Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

The APH "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," edition, unites print and Braille in one volume. A Braille overlay page allows both sighted and non-sighted persons to read together. Story Description: Harry Potter learns that he is a wizard and has been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Book one in this popular series. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 inches height x 8.7 inches width x 0.3 inches depth. WEIGHT: 6.4 ounces. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Aph Recreational Reading: Poems For Youth

The APH "Poems for Youth," edition, unites print and Braille in one volume. A Braille overlay page allows both sighted and non-sighted persons to read together. Description: The volume presents Emily Dickenson's poetry to young people. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 inches height x 8.7 inches width x 0.3 inches depth. WEIGHT: 6.4 ounces. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Aph Recreational Reading: Star Wars: Outbound Flight

The APH "Star Wars: Outbound Flight," edition, unites print and Braille in one volume. A Braille overlay page allows both sighted and non-sighted persons to read together. Story Description: Jedi Master Jorus C'baoth heads an ambitious intergalactic expedition to the Unknown Regions. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 inches height x 8.7 inches width x 0.3 inches depth. WEIGHT: 6.4 ounces. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Aph Recreational Reading: The Broker

The APH "The Broker," edition, unites print and Braille in one volume. A Braille overlay page allows both sighted and non-sighted persons to read together. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 inches height x 8.7 inches width x 0.3 inches depth. WEIGHT: 6.4 ounces. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Aph Recreational Reading: The Great Gatsby

The APH "The Great Gatsby," edition, unites print and Braille in one volume. A Braille overlay page allows both sighted and non-sighted persons to read together. Story Description: Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of the Jazz Age's most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 inches height x 8.7 inches width x 0.3 inches depth. WEIGHT: 6.4 ounces. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Aph Recreational Reading: The House At Pooh Corner

The APH "The House at Pooh Corner," edition, unites print and Braille in one volume. A Braille overlay page allows both sighted and non-sighted persons to read together. Story Description: Christopher Robin and Pooh's adventures are always sure to be interesting. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 inches height x 8.7 inches width x 0.3 inches depth. WEIGHT: 6.4 ounces. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Aph Recreational Reading: The Velveteen Rabbit

The APH "The Velveteen Rabbit," edition, unites print and Braille in one volume. A Braille overlay page allows both sighted and non-sighted persons to read together. Story Description: A stuffed toy rabbit comes to life in this timeless tale of the transforming power of love. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 inches height x 8.7 inches width x 0.3 inches depth. WEIGHT: 6.4 ounces. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

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).

Asb Braille Books

ASB Braille Books are braille books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. All books are spiral bound with print and braille pressboard covers. Categories include Biographies, Classic, Comedy, Cookbooks, Drama, History, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, and Young Adults/Children. More than 100 titles are currently available, including books by popular authors like Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Danielle Steele, and Sandra Brown; classics like Lord of the Flies and The Call of the

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

Beginning Braille For Adults

Beginning Braille for Adults, by Mabel Nading and Ramona Waldhof, is a braille reading tutorial program designed to teach braille to adults and high school students who are blind or have low vision. The textbook covers the braille alphabet, numbers, punctuation, and Grade 2 abbreviations and contractions. It is written entirely in Braille, with an accompanying instructional cassette, and can be used for self-instruction or in Braille classes.

Beginning With Braille

Beginning with Braille, by Anna Swenson, is a braille instruction manual designed for use by teachers of students who are blind or have low vision. This is the braille edition of Beginning with Braille: Firsthand Experiences with a Balanced Approach to Literacy, published by AFB Press (see separate entry). This book contains real-life case studies of beginning reading and writing instruction, with practical teacher-friendly strategies for getting students started toward braille literacy.

Beginning With Braille: Firsthand Experiences With A Balanced Approach To Literacy

Beginning with Braille: Firsthand Experiences with a Balanced Approach to Literacy, by Anna M. Swenson, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of children who are blind or have low vision. The text provides activities for promoting literacy at the early stages of braille instruction. It includes creative and practical strategies for designing and delivering braille instruction and offers suggestions for reading aloud to young children, selecting and making early tactile bo

Blind Reader

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype text-to-Braille converter for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Blind Reader is a device that looks like a smartphone but functions like a text-to-Braille converter. The user skims the device over a paper publication, and the device uses optical character recognition to "read" the text. The back of the Blind Reader is refreshable Braille display. The device translates the text to Braille which appears on the back of the Brai

Books From The Braille Institute Press

Books from the Braille Institute Press are braille books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. A wide range of titles are available for both children and adults, including titles for preschool children through young adult readers, textbooks for kindergarten through grade 12, books for college preparation, beginner braille books for adults, and recreational reading for adults. Over 1,100 children's titles are available, including both popular and classic fiction, biogr

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 Books From The Braille Superstore

Braille Books from the Braille Superstore are braille books designed for use by children or adults who are blind or have low vision. Over 500 books for children are available, including books by Dr. Seuss, Margaret Wise Brown, Eric Carle, and Robert Munsch; books about Madeline, Curious George, the Berenstain Bears, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Franklin the Turtle, Mr. Gumpy, and the tiny town of Chewandswallow; Mother Goose nursery rhymes; and classic fairy tales. Books for older children include

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 Alphabet And Number Card (Model 1-04020-00)

The Braille Alphabet and Number Card, model 1-04020-00, is a braille alphabet and number card designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This card can be used to increase the awareness of braille among print readers. It presents the alphabet, numbers, and selected punctuation signs in braille and in regular type. A simple sentence in Grade 1 braille is included to allow for translation practice.

Braille Alphabet Cards

Braille Alphabet Cards are designed for use with individuals who are blind or have low vision. Each card shows the alphabet and numbers in standard print and Braille. The cards come in a package of 100.

Braille Basics Series For Teens And Adults

The Braille Basics Series for Teens and Adults is a braille training program designed for use by adults and students age fourteen and over who are blind or have low vision. Sold as a set or individually, the series consists of two courseware packages designed to be used with the SAL Speech Assisted Learning System (see separate entry). The two packages are Braille Basics 1 For Teens and Adults: Introduction to Braille, and Braille Basics 2 for Teens and Adults: Learning the Braille Alphabet. Bot

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 Books From The Clovernook Store

Braille Books from the Clovernook Store are braille books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Titles include A Different Kind of Hero, by Leslie Lehr Spirson; Bunnicula Strikes Again, by James Howe; City of Light, by Lauren Belfer; Elbow Room, by James Alan McPherson; In Dubious Battle, by John Steinbeck; Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind, by Ann B. Ross; Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man, by Susan Faludi; Stress and Natural Healing; The Sacrifice, by Diane Matchec

Braille Books From The Louis Braille Center

Braille Books from the Louis Braille Center are braille books designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Titles include biographies of Louis Braille, resources for learning braille, the writings of Helen Keller, books of wisdom and inspiration, poetry, books of quotations, and books for children and teens. Books for children and teens include fables, fairy tales, and legends; Christmas books; poetry, riddles, and jokes; fiction by A.A. Milne, Beatrix Potter, Laura Numeroff

Braille Buddy

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an educational device to assist individuals who are blind or have low vision to transition into Braille literacy. The Braille Buddy is a 2-phase educational device aimed to assist individuals who are blind or low vision with the most difficult stages of learning Braille (e.g., reading and writing). The Braille Buddy folds down into an easy-to-hold device that expands to and includes the Braille cell and the Braille keyboard. In Stage 1,

Braille Bug Alphabet Card

The Braille Bug Alphabet Card is a braille alphabet card designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This colorful card is designed to help teach the braille alphabet. It is embossed with the braille alphabet, numbers, and commonly used punctuation. The reverse features a brief description of braille and how it is used. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 9 x 3 inches.

Braille Code Recognition Materials: Students' Kit (Model 1-03240) & Teachers' Kit (Model 1-03250)

Braille training materials to increase speed and accuracy in recognition of contractions, word signs and short-form words in braille. The Kit provides materials for five students: Braille booklet of 5 print sets, BCR lists 1-20; print copy of Directions for BCR Lists; print booklet of BCR Exercises; braille booklet of BCR Exercises; print copy of Percentage Accurate Conversion Table; Braille Progress Charts. The Teacher's Kit consists of a 30-minute instructional cassette, 2 sets of practice/ass

Braille Connection: A Braille Reading And Writing Program For Former Print Users (Models 7-11100-00 & 5-11100-00)

Braille Connection: A Braille Reading and Writing Program for Former Print Users is a braille tutorial program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program guides adult and teenage former print readers from tactual discrimination to Grade 1 Braille, which corresponds to print, and then through Grade 2 Braille, the standard code for braille books and magazines. The instructional program is designed to be used under the supervision of a qualified braille teacher. T

Braille Contraction Sheets (Models 5-35960-00 & 7-35960-00)

Braille Contraction Sheets are pamphlets designed for use in teaching braille to individuals who are blind or have low vision. These pamphlets contain many of the common Grade 2 braille units, including contractions, word signs, short-form words, punctuation, and composition signs. OPTIONS: Available in braille (5-35960-00) or print (7-35960-00).

Braille Cookbooks From The Cookbook Of The Month Catalog

Braille Cookbooks from the Cookbook of the Month Catalog are braille cookbooks designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. A total of 76 cookbooks are available. Each cookbook is one or two volumes and focuses on a particular type of food, cooking method, or regional or ethnic cuisine. OPTIONS: Purchasers may join the Cookbook of the Month Club to receive new braille cookbooks automatically.

Braille Datebook

The Braille DateBook is a braille notebook designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This planner comes with 250 sheets of punched blank filler paper for brailling appointments or other information, together with tabbed plastic calendar pages for organizing the filler pages. The notebook's binder holds 100 pages, including calendar pages and other tabbed pages, and features a Velcro fastener, a slate pocket on the inside front cover, and a stylus pocket on the inside spin

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 Enthusiast's Dictionary

The Braille Enthusiast's Dictionary, compiled and edited by Koenig and Holbrook, is a braille manual designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume presents braille transcriptions of more than 29,000 common and not-so-common words in the English language. All listings are in conformity with the latest revisions of the braille code. Syllabic divisions are shown for words in inkprint, and a listing of prefixes and suffixes is given for all those words in which a cont

Braille Eraser Holder For Braille Writer

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To attach a Braille eraser to a Braille writer. Attach a piece of self-adhesive hook-and-loop material to the Braille eraser and the corresponding piece of self-adhesive hook-and-loop material to the Braille writer immediately to the right of the handle. Attach the Braille eraser to the Braille writer using the hook-and-loop material when the eraser is not in use. TITLE: Taming the Wild Braillewriter (in Springboard). AUTHOR: West, D. and Pruim, N. JOURNAL: RE:v

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 Font

The Braille Font is a braille font designed for use by individuals with low vision. This font can be used by individuals with low vision and by teachers of individuals who are blind to learn braille. It is a printed font that uses large solid dots to represent the raised dots in each six-dot braille cell, and uses smaller rings to represent the unused positions. These rings replace the solid mini-dots used in standard braille fonts. This font set includes all capitals, lowercase letters, punctua

Braille Interpreter

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a Braille interpreter for individuals who are blind or visually impaired who cannot read Braille. The Braille Interpreter is a single-finger glove featuring a tactile sensor, a Bluetooth headphone and interpreting software allowing individuals with sight impairments to read Braille. The index finger portion of the glove contains the tactile sensor, which is skimmed over the Braille text and sends data to a small computer housed on the ba

Braille Is Beautiful Curriculum Set

The Braille is Beautiful Curriculum Set is designed to promote braille literacy and awareness of Braille among students who are blind or have low vision as well as others in the 4th through 6th grades. It suggests a variety of learning formats including full group discussion, small work groups, fact sheets, quizzes, interactive games, and applied projects. This curriculum set includes a course discussion guide, a service learning guidebook, six slates and styluses, 30 Braille workbooks, six deck

Braille Is Beautiful Video Set

The Braille is Beautiful Video Set is a braille instruction kit designed to promote braille literacy and general awareness of Braille among students who are blind or have low vision, as well as others in the 4th through 6th grades, and their teachers and parents. This instructional set includes two videos about Braille, "Jake and the Secret Code" and "That the Blind May Read." It also includes a course instruction guide, a Braille slate and stylus for Braille writing demonstrations, and a Braill

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 Literacy Curriculum

The Braille Literacy Curriculum, by Diane P. Wormsley, is a manual for teaching braille to students who are blind or have low vision. This manual supports the goals of the National Agenda for the Education of Children and Youths with Visual Impairments, Including Those with Multiple Disabilities. It emphasizes outcomes, presents strategies for incorporating braille into the total curriculum, and provides resources, references, and tips and techniques for making braille come alive for the student

Braille Literacy: A Functional Approach

Braille Literacy: A Functional Approach, by Diane P. Wormsley with contributions by Frances Mary D'Andrea, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of individuals who are blind or have low vision and cognitive disabilities. The book is a practical resource for teachers of students challenged by learning braille through traditional methods because of additional physical or cognitive disabilities, the inability to speak English well, or difficulty in making the transition from

Braille New Revised Standard Version Bible & New Testament

The Braille New Revised Standard Version (NSRV) Bible and NSRV New Testament are braille Bibles designed for use by individuals who are blind. The complete New Revised Standard Version Bible is available in 36 Braille volumes, and the NRSV New Testament is available in 9 volumes.

Braille Notebooks, 3-Ring (Models 1-04320 & 1-04380-00)

Braille Notebooks, 3-Ring, are made of heavy-duty board and covered with water proof vinyl. The metal binders contain three rings for holding approximately 100 pages of braille paper. DIMENSIONS: 8.5 x 11 or 9 x 12 inches ($7.10), 11 x 11 inches ($6.50), and 11.5 x 11 inches ($6.50). COLORS: Binder colors are blue, turquoise, and green.

Braille Paper

Braille Paper is braille paper designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The 100-sheet packages are available in medium, medium punched, heavy, and heavy punched. DIMENSIONS: Sheets are 8.5 x 11 inches.

Braille Paper

Braille Paper is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is continuous feed braille paper with perforated detachable side panels for use in tractor-feed braille printers or embossers. It comes in two sizes, narrow (notebook size) and wide, with and without 19 hole (GBC) punch. The wide size is sold in cartons of 1,000 sheets, and the narrow size is sold in cartons of 1,500 sheets. The paper is 100 pound tag. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 11.5 x 11 or 8.5 x 11 tear-off size (12

Braille Paper

The Braille Paper is desiggned for use in one-sided or interpoint Braille applications. This paper can be used with most Braille embossers. A box contains approximately 1,000 sheets of sprocket-holed, fan-folded paper. DIMENSIONS: Each sheet is 8.5 x 11 inches.

Braille Paper (Heavy, Light, & Three-Hole Punched)

Braille Paper is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is available in two grades, heavy and light, and in two styles, plain and three hole punched. Both heavy and light grades are suitable for use with Perkins Braillers(see separate entries). Available styles are plain heavy grade, plain light grade, or three hole punched heavy grade. Paper is sold in reams of 500 sheets. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 8.5 x 11 inches (all grades with or without holes) or 11 x 11.5 inches (pla

Braille Paper Pad (Model 24-0108-1)

The Braille Paper Pad, model 24-0108-1, is braille paper designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Sheets have three punched holes to fit the Howe Press Small Loose-Leaf Pocket Notebook (see separate entry). DIMENSIONS (LxW): 3.5 x 6 1/8 inches.

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 Proofreading Aid

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To Enable a teacher to mark errors in Braille text for correction. To mark errors in spelling, place a vertical in the space immediately before and immediately after the word to be corrected. If the error is the omission of a word or punctuation, place two staples, one after the other, in the space between words. Bracket incorrect punctuation with two staples. This technique can also be used when grading tests with single-letter or one-word answers. Incorrect an

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 Series

The Braille Series is a Braille reading tutorial program designed for teaching braille to students who are blind or have low vision. The set includes a set of three textbooks, with Book 1 covering Grade 1 braille, Book 2 covering Grade 2 braille, and Book 3 covering advanced Grade 2 braille. OPTIONS: Each volume is available in a Braille version and a print version for sighted teachers or parents.

Braille Stapler

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of Braille writer that is portable and can be used anywhere by individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The Braille Stapler is portable, six-button braille embosser that includes a space button and functions tab for controlling the size of the Braille. The design expedites the writing process” and the Braille need not be written and/or read in reverse. TITLE: Writing Braille Anywhere. WEBSITE: Yanko Design. REF: http://www.yankodesig

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 Stylus: Regular, Jumbo, Reversible, & Pencil (Models 23-3101-7, 23-2901-9, 23-3101-5, & 23-3401-9)

The Regular, Jumbo, Reversible, and Pencil Braille Styluses are designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Regular Stylus (23-3001-7) is durable and easy to use. The Jumbo Stylus (23-2901-9) is designed for creating Jumbo braille with larger, more widely spaced dots that can be felt more easily by individuals with neurological impairments such as diabetic neuropathy. The Reversible Stylus (23-3101-5) has a braille stylus and Teflon braille eraser in one unit. The steel

Braille Trail: An Activity Book

The Braille Trail: An Activity Book, by Frances Mary D'Andrea and Anna M. Swenson, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of children who are blind or have low vision. The book provides an introduction to braille with games, graphics, activities, and information on braille, assistive technology used by people who are blind or visually impaired and are by readers of braille, and the biographies of Helen Keller and Louis Braille. The book is based on the Braille Bug, which i

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 World Atlas (Model 5-06000-00)

The Braille World Atlas, model 5-06000-00, is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This one-volume atlas has 37 maps with descriptions, including maps of the solar system, the seasons, continents, oceans, countries, and the regions and states of the United States.

Braille Writer Positioning Aid

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To keep a braille writer stationary during use. On the table where the Braille writer is used, mark an area slightly larger than the dimensions of the Braille writer's base. Place rope or clothesline on three sides of the resulting shape, omitting the side nearest the user. Secure the rope/clothesline with duct tape to form a "parking space" for the Braille writer. TITLE: Taming the Wild Braillewriter (in Springboard). AUTHOR: West, D. and Pruim, N. JOURNAL: RE:

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

Braille, Large Print, & Audio Instructional Booklets From Horizons For The Blind

Braille, Large Print, and Audio Instructional Booklets from Horizons for the Blind are cookbooks and crafts guides designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Each booklet includes braille and large print text and comes with an audio cassette or CD. Titles currently available include Oriental Recipes, with 18 recipes for such dishes as fried noodles, almond chicken, and fortune cookies; Baking with Mixes, with instructions for using cake, biscuit, bread, and cookie mixes, r

Braille-Only Rubik Cube

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of the traditional Rubik Cube toy using only Braille characters for individuals with visual impairment and/or blindness. A previous version created by a Yanko designer used textures; however, in this Braille-only version the colors are embossed and include green, blue, red, yellow, white, and pink. This device is a wonderful concept which allows users to learn Braille and/or just have a good time playing a classic game from the 1980s. TITL

Braille2000 Student Edition, Direct Entry Edition, & Document Processing Edition

Braille2000 is a braille text editor designed for the production of braille documents for individuals who are blind. Some versions also include a braille translation program. This braille text editor is compatible with ED-IT PC (see separate entry) but has additional features. It is Internet-compatible, can read and write ABT files, and can be used to read and write braille XML files and to translate XML print text into braille. The Student Edition is a braille editing tool for the beginning bra

Braillemaster Braille Publishing Software

BrailleMaster Braille Publishing Software is a Braille software package with Braille translation programs and text editors designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. With BrailleMaster, the user can translate text to braille and send it either directly to a Braille embosser or printer or to an interim braille file; edit a file, including a braille file; print or emboss Braille from a Braille file; view the completed braille on screen; customize formatting and controls in a

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

Braillenote Pk

BrailleNote PK is a braille notetaker and personal digital assistant (PDA) designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has an eight-key braille keyboard, speech output, and an 18-cell braille display with thumb navigation by line, sentence, or paragraph. Other features include Bluetooth technology for connecting to wireless devices; USB functionality; WiFi (wireless) connectivity; Internet Explorer (version 6); and KeySoft media player. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.

Braillepen Slim

Braille Pen Slim is a Bluetooth Braille Keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It connects to the user’s phone, notebook, PC or tablet. It allows the user to write SMS, complete a 6-key entry into a Braille translator or simply type. It is equipped with 6 Braille dot keys, 3 function keys (shift, space and control). The Shift and Control keys become dots 7 and 8 in 8-dot Braille. The BraillePen Slim works with iOS VoiceOver, Talks, BrailleBack, Mobile Acc

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

Brailletouch

BrailleTouch is a braille input program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) enables a person to type words into an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch in braille rather than using the standard touchscreen keyboard. BrailleTouch features a split keyboard design based on the layout of the braille cell. Dots 1, 2, and 3 are arranged vertically on the left side while dots 4, 5, and 6 are arranged in the same way on the right side of the screen. The curr

Braillewriting Dot By Dot (Models 5-17400-00 & 7-17400-00)

Braillewriting Dot by Dot is a braille writing program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This training program provides instruction in writing braille with either a braillewriter or a slate and stylus. The kit includes a Teacher's Manual with ten basic lessons in each writing method and three Beyond the Basics lessons; an Exercise Cassette with dictation exercises; an Alphabet Etc. braille reference sheet; and a Peg Slate and Big Cell teaching device for the slate

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

Brailon

Brailon is a plastic sheet for use with thermoform machines for individuals who are blind. The paper has a matte surface, and is non-toxic, moisture proof and classroom safe. It is available in regular, heavy and extra heavy thicknesses and can be three-hole and 19-hole punched. DIMENSIONS: Thickness is regular: .005 inch, thick: .008 inch and extra thick: .01 inch. Paper sizes vary from 8.5 x 11 inches to 13-7/8 x 18-5/8 inches.

Brailon Plastic, 3-Hole Punch Or 19-Hole Punch

Brailon Plastic Paper is plastic braille notebook filler paper available in 3-hole punch (no. 1-04690-00) or 19-hole punch (no. 1-04630-00). DIMENSIONS: Both the 3 and the 19-hole punch are 11.5 x 11 inches (500 sheets).

Brown Glaze Paper, 3-Hole Punch

Brown Glaze Paper, 3-hole Punch, is braille heavy-weight notebook filler paper. DIMENSIONS: 8.5 x 11 inches (150 sheets), 9 x 12 inches (125 sheets), 11 x 11 inches (115 sheets), or 11.5 x 11 inches (110 sheets).

Brown Slate And Stylus (Model 1-00170-00)

The Brown Slate and Stylus, no. 1-00170-00, is designed for writing Braille for individuals who are visually impaired. The slate's back can be opended to allow for reading the Braille without having to remove the paper from the frame. The slate is made of metal and features 4 lines of 28 cells each. DIMENSIONS: 8 3/8 x 2.25 inches.

Bumps

Bumps is a braille training program to teach sighted people who want to learn the braille alphabet. The program allows a person to learn the braille alphabet in three ways. In the Quick Reference mode, all 26 letters are displayed on the screen, with or without their equivalent English letters, and the user taps on a letter to fill the full screen. The Flash Cards mode displays braille letters randomly, and the equivalent English letter appears after a time period selected by the user. Finally,

Burns Braille Transcription Dictionary

The Burns Braille Transcription Dictionary, by Mary F. Burns, is a braille dictionary designed for use by producers of braille text for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This handbook is a reference tool for checking print-to-braille and braille-to-print meanings and symbols. It provides the braille alphabet, contractions, punctuation, and signs and symbols for braille, as well as brief descriptions of rules for their use. The handbook is organized into four sections aimed at providi

Business Cards For Learning Braille

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To help a first grade Braille student learn to read and spell Braille words. To convert an unused business card to this purpose, punch a hole in the top left corner and cut off the upper right corner of the card. Then, braille and print the word to be learned on the card. Finally, attach the card to a metal ring by putting the ring through the hole in the upper left corner. The ring can be attached to the student's bookbag. TITLE: Business Cards for Learning Bra

Cal-Tac Notecard

CAL-tac Notecards are braille greeting cards designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Each card has a tactile illustration with a caption in grade II braille, and space to add an individual message using a brailler, slate, typewriter, or single feed braille printer. The illustration is embossed on a soft white plastic sheet that fits into a firm card stock backing. A white envelope is also included. Designs currently available include six balloons (CONGRATULATIONS); sno

Cassette Labeling Slate (Model 23-0351-9) & Cassette Labels (Model 23-4151-9)

The Cassette Labeling Slate, model 23-0351-9, is a braille slate designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision as a braille labeler for cassettes. This braille slate is designed for use with Cassette Labels, model 23-4151-9, which are made of clear adhesive tape. The slate has two full rows of 14 cells on the top and bottom lines. The second and third lines have two cells at each margin. Cassette Labels are sold in a package of 25 labels.

Cd Dots

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To provide large braille dots for games, teaching activities, and bulletin boards. Use damaged, advertising, or obsolete CD disks for braille enhancement activities. Place disks on a sheet of black paper to enhance contrast and ask questions such as "How many letters can be made using only two dots?" or "How many letters can be made with four dots?" More advanced activities might include presenting a specific set of CD Dots and asking how many contractions can be made.

Chang Tactual Diagram Kit (Model 1-03130-00)

The Chang Tactual Diagram Kit, model 1-03130-00, is a tactile map skills training kit designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This tactile aid enables teachers of orientation & mobility and other curricula to construct diagrams and maps using brightly colored plastic pieces that adhere to a dark felt board covered with hook and loop material. The kit includes flat geometric forms in 27 different shapes and sizes (104 total), a print instructoral guidebook, and a carryi

Combo Reading

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To aid a student who became low vision after learning to read standard print to learn Braille by reinforcing Braille words learned and demonstrating the efficiency of Braille reading. Enlarge a simple text (e.g., a recipe) to 72 point double-spaced type, and transcribe the equivalant text in Braille below each line. The Braille text should contain words that the student already knows. Separate the lines with puff paint. TITLE: Combo Reading (in Springboard). AU

Compass (Model 23-4201-2) & Tracing Wheel (Model 23-4501-5)

The Compass, model 23-4201-2, and Tracing Wheel, model 23-4501-5, are tactile drawing tools designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The compass comes with a tracing wheel to draw circles up to 5.5 inches in diameter in reverse image. The tracing wheel can be used to create outlines of pictures, patterns, diagrams, etc. in reverse image.

Compu.dot

Compu-Dot is computer braille paper available in two grades for individuals who are blind. Final Edit style is 100 pound manila stock used for textbooks and thermoforming masters. It is available in standard and 19-hole punched version. Rough Draft style is 60 pound kraft stock for proofreading, editorial tasks and correspondence use. Both come boxed in 1000 sheets. DIMENSIONS: Both styles are available in 11 x 11.5 inches. Final Edit is also available in 8.5 x 11 inches.

Computer Books, Children's Books, Magazine, Newspaper

The National Braille Press Catalog lists braille books and magazines for sale. Sample titles include TAKE CHARGE: A STRATEGIC GUIDE FOR BLIND JOB SEEKERS, and OUR SPECIAL magazine, as well as SYNDICATED COLUMNISTS WEEKLY newspaper and selected children's books. Some titles are available on cassette or PortaBook (a disk containing a Grade 2 braille file that is formatted to be read easily by a braille reading device, braille notetaker, or computer with a braille display). The catalog is available

Continuous Index Cards

Continuous Index Cards are index cards designed for braille paper use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These blank, continuous feed index cards are perforated and folded for machine feeding in a braille printer. Perforations between cards allow the cards to be separated after being embossed with braille. The sides of each card are also perforated to allow the sides with the tractor holes to be torn off. Cards are made of 100 pound weight tag paper, and are sold in cartons contain

Cooking With Feeling

Cooking with Feeling, by Deborah DeBord, is a braille cookbook designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This cookbook describes 180 adaptive culinary techniques for blind cooks, along with the author's recipes and favorite recipes from such cookbooks as The New Basics Cookbook, Moosewood Cookbook, and the Country Gourmet Cookbook. It is available in Portabook (electronic braille) format on CD-ROM or floppy disk or as a download.

Correction Slate (Model 23-1301-3)

The Correction Slate, model 23-1301-3, is a braille correcting slate designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 40-cell, four-line slate has the same cell spacing as a Perkins Brailler (see separate entry). It is made of aluminum and comes with a braille stylus.

Covers For Braille Documents (Models 1-04010-01 & 1-04010-02)

Covers for Braille Documents are braille binders designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. They can be used to bind braille books and other braille documents. These 19-hole punched covers work with 19-ring comb binding or twin loop binding, and can be used to bind tractor-feed, manila, or Brailon 19-hole papers. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 11.75 x 11 inches. The binders accept pages measuring 11.5 x 11 inches.COLORS: Royal blue (model 1-04010-01) or clear frosted (model 1-04010-02

Crafty Graphics Stencil Embossing Kit (Model 1-08844-00)

The Crafty Graphics Stencil Embossing Kit, model 1-08844-00, is a tactile drawing kit designed for creating tactile graphics for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The kit contains stencils, embossing tools, and other items needed to create tactile graphics by dry pressure embossing. The kit contains nine brass stencils, including block letters, geometric, and bold plaid stripe stencils; eight stenciling tools, including a stylus with medium and large tips, a serrated tracing w

Desk Board With 27 Cell Braille Slate And Large Handle Stylus

The Desk Board with 27 Cell Braille Slate and Large Handle Stylus are designed for braille writing for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 27-cell per line slate provides a stiff, flat writing surface. The board is made of durable white plastic and the slate is made of metal. A hinged clamp at the top of the board holds the paper in position. Small round pegs are mounted on the black of the slate and fit into the grooves on both sides of the board. After the first four lines of wr

Desk Slate (Model 23-1401-1)

The Desk Slate, model 23-1401-1, is a braille slate designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 40-line, 4-cell slate allows the user to write more braille on 11 by 11.5 inch paper, and is recommended for use in transcribing. It comes with a 28-line masonite board and a braille stylus. OPTIONS: Slate (23-1501-8) and board (23-1601-6) are available separately.

Dictionary Of Braille Problem Words

The Dictionary of Braille Problem Words is a Braille book designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This volume identifies words that may be ambiguous or have other problems when written in contracted Grade 2 Braille. It is published in Twin Vision format with adjacent pages of ink-print and Braille, making it possible for sighted teachers and parents to use the dictionary together with students. It comes in two volumes, A-L and M-Z.

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.

Dream Dog Print And Braille Series

The Dream Dog Print and Braille Series is a series of braille books designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. These picture books come with braille overlays and a companion Sing Along Songs CD/cassette (sold separately) that stimulates key audio and mental senses to expand the storyÆs message. Two titles are available: Jerome's Jam, in which Jazz the Dream Dog helps Jerome overcome sibling jealousy; and Monsters in Your Bed ... Monsters in Your Head, in which Angie meets mon

Duxbury Braille Translator For Windows (Dbt Win)

The Duxbury Braille Translator for Windows (DBT Win) is a Braille translation program designed to provide Braille computer output for individuals who are blind. DBT Win is also designed to help persons who are not familiar with Braille as well as professional Braille transcribers to create highly accurate Braille versions of school textbooks and other teaching materials, office memos, restaurant menus, and signs compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Features include compatibi

Duxbury Trutype Braille Fonts

Duxbury TrueType Braille Fonts designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. These fonts enable users to include simulated braille in Windows documents and in specialized applications they can be used to produce tactile braille.

Dymo Tape Holder (Model 22-0208-3)

The Dymo Tape Holder, model 22-0208-3, is a braille writer accessory designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It attaches to any Perkins Brailler (see separate entries) and permits fully contracted braille to be produced on Dymo labeling tape without the necessity of using a slate and stylus. This accessory is easy to attach and features durable, all-metal construction.

E-Z Read Slates (Models 23-0701-5, 23-0801-3, 23-1101-7, & 23-1201-5)

E-Z Read Slates are braille slates designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These are aluminum slates with pins on the top leaf to secure the paper so that the user can read the braille without removing the paper from the slate. Available models include the ##1 E-Z Read, model 23-0701-5, a 27-cell, 4-line slate; the ##2 E-Z Read, model 23-1801-3, a 19-cell, 6-line postcard size slate; the 8 Line E-Z Read, model 23-1101-7, a 28-cell, 8-line slate; and the Jumbo E-Z Read,

Ed-It Pc

ED-IT PC is a braille text editor and braille translation program designed for use by individuals who are blind. This program is a production tool for braille transcribers. It is a "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWYG) braille editing system that allows a braille transcriber to input and edit braille documents. Input can come from the keyboard in a six-key braille writer-style input mode, or from text files via an automatic print-to-braille translator. When the direct-input mode is used (six-

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

English Braille American Edition 1994 On Cd-Rom For Windows

English Braille American Edition 1994 on CD-ROM for Windows is a manual for teaching braille designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This CD-ROM edition contains the complete text of the literary braille code manual published by the Braille Authority of North America (BANA), including all the print and braille examples, and all the latest officially published updates. This CD-ROM allows both sighted and blind users to access the manual interactively on a personal computer, wit

Eraser For Brailler

The Eraser for Brailler, model 13159, is a wooden braille eraser made specifically for use with the Perkins Brailler (see separate entry).

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

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 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

Expanded Dolch Word Cards (Model 1-03560-00)

Expanded Dolch Word Cards, model 1-03560-00, are braille language flash cards designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. These braille flash cards have words on both sides in braille and print, with one side featuring grade 1 braille and the other side featuring grade 2 braille. A corner cut provides orientation. Words include pronouns, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, and common verbs. Some cards feature a drawing corresponding to the word. The cards can be used by a

Ez-Form Thermoform Duplicating Machine

The EZ-Form Thermoform Duplicating Machine is a copy machine for producing tactile relief images for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The device will copy any brailled or embossed original by means of a vacuum forming process. The original is placed in the unit, a sheet of Brailon (see separate entry) is placed over the original and secured, the heating unit is pulled into position which starts the automatic timer. The vacuum pump starts automatically to produce a copy. Originals mu

Famous Landmarks-Braille And Tactile 2-Book Set

The Famous Landmarks-Braille and Tactile 2-Book Set is made for individuals who are blind or visually-impaired. The books contain images outlined with Braille. Volume I and II contain images of buildings, monuments, statues, and other landmarks from around the world. The pages are made of heavy card-stock and for every image have the name of the landmark and its location in print and in raised tactile Braille.

Fix For Fixing Braille Errors

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To enable an individual doing braille transcription to accurately correct an error while the document is still in the brailler. Place a fresh sheet of braille paper in the braille writer and space to the center of the line, approximately at cell 22 or 23. Write the braille letter "x" and follow it with a space, then type the braille letter "y." Press keys one and three with the left hand and simultaneously using a permanent ink pen to draw a vertical line or dot on the s

Flexi-Paper

Flexi-Paper is tactile graphics paper designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Flexi-Paper can be used with the Tactile Image Enhancer (TIE) and Tactile Image Enhancer Junior (TIE Junior) tactile graphics embossers or with a Thermo-Pen (see separate entries) to create tactile maps, tactile educational materials, and other tactile documents. Flexi-Paper documents can be folded or crumpled without creasing or distorting the tactile image. Flexi-Paper is sold in multiple lo

Flip-Over Concept Books: TEXTURES

Flip-Over Concept Books: TEXTURES is a book designed for children with low vision. These concept books provide interactive, independent learning for young children as they build basic concepts and develop early tactile skills. The format of LINE PATHS (and future Flip-Over-Concept Books) includes tactile and full-color panels that can be turned freely until the child finds adjacent panels that match, continue a line or pattern, complete a sequence, build an image, and so on.

Floppy Braille Binder (Model 1-04295-00)

The Floppy Braille Binder, model 1-04295-00, is a braille binder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These plastic three-ring binders hold 11.5 x 11 inch braille sheets and have an inside pocket. COLOR: One each of green, blue, and yellow.

Focus 40 Braille Display & Focus 80 Braille Display

Focus 40 Braille Display and the Focus 80 Braille Display are refreshable braille displays designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. The Focus 40 has 40 braille cells and the Focus 80 has 80 cells. These displays navigate the Windows environment and a new design eliminates seams between the braille cells, making the display feel like paper. The location of navigation keys, bars and buttons promotes comfort and economical hand movement. An additional Perkins-style keyb

Foundations Of Braille Literacy

Foundations of Braille Literacy, by Robert L. Baker, Alan J. Koenig, Evelyn J. Rex, and Diane P. Wormsley, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of students who are blind or have low vision. This text addresses the teaching of braille reading and writing in the context of literacy in general, the whole language approach, and the way in which print reading and writing are taught. Both a theoretical framework and practical applications for instruction in braille literacy ar

Freehand Drawing Stylus (Model 23-5401-7)

The Freehand Drawing Stylus, model 23-5401-7, is a braille drawing stylus designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is a sturdy, stable long-reach stylus that can be used to create reproductions of geometric shapes on braille paper. The stylus allows for proper placement of one dot at a time.

Full-Page Braille Display

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To develop a full-page, refreshable Braille display for individuals with low-vision or who are blind. Currently, Braille displays typically show only one line of text at time. The researchers at North Carolina State University are working on an electroactive polymer-based Braille display that would enable full-page Braille displays. The researchers have developed a concept called a “hydraulic and latching mechanism,” which allows to raise dots to the correct hei

Full-Page Slate

The Full-page Slate is a Braille slate designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This 25-line, 28-cell plastic slate accommodates standard North American paper (8.5 x 11 inches) and has Braille line numbers embossed down the side. It also has the guides used for embossing Braille on labeling tape.

Future Forms Braille Paper

Future Forms Braille Paper is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This paper is sold in cartons of 1,000 sheets in five sizes/styles: 11.5 x 11 inches, GBC punched; 11.5 x 11 inches, unpunched; 8.5 x 11 inches, GBC punched; 8.5 x 11 inches, unpunched; or 8.5 x 11 inches, 3-hole punched.

Galaxy Library

The Galaxy Library system provides large print and braille books on demand for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Books are distributed in all electronic formats, traditional print, and single or short run print-on-demand, including customizable large font and braille print-on-demand. Braille versions are translated, transcribed, and produced using software from Duxbury Systems. Books can be rented in electronic format or purchased in hard copy. Publishers and content owners can post

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

Gilligan Plastic Sheets (Model 23-8013-7)

Gilligan Plastic Sheets, model 23-8013-7, are plastic sheets for tactile graphics designed for use in creating graphics, diagrams, and maps for individuals who are blind or have low vision. These clear, heavy plastic sheets can be embossed with letters, braille characters, lines, and other markings. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 11 x 11 inches.

Goin' On A Bear Hunt - Moving Ahead Storybook Series (Model 6-77903-00)

Goin' On a Bear Hunt - Moving Ahead Storybook Series, model 6-77903-00, is a braille book designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This braille book is part of a series that introduces symbolic representation, raised line illustrations, and text. Students explore tactile illustrations with varying levels of detail; track varying types of lines and intersecting lines; encounter tactile symbols, simple keys, and maps; discover braille words embedded in the graphics and locate

Grade 2 Braille Cards (Model 1-03561-00)

Grade 2 Braille Cards, model 1-03561-00, are braille language flash cards designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These cards can be used to drill students on the braille literary code. The cards show the braille alphabet and numbers, punctuation and composition signs, one-cell whole-word and part-word signs, two-cell contractions, and short-form words. There are 247 flash cards in the set, including 26 cards with the braille alphabet on one side and large print on the

Graph-It & Graph-It Pc

Graph-It is a braille graphics program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Available for use with Freedom Scientific braille notetakers (Braille 'N Speak, Type 'N Speak, Braille Lite, or Type Lite; see entries) or IBM and compatible computers, users can use this tactile scientific graphing calculator with an embosser to create braille graphs to enhance higher math comprehension. Standard features include the capability to plot graphs, save them to a file, and emboss

Guidelines And Games For Teaching Efficient Braille Reading

Guidelines and Games for Teaching Efficient Braille Reading, by Sally S. Mangold and Myrna R. Olson, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of individuals who are blind or have low vision. It presents a general reading program adapted to the needs of braille readers, based on research in the areas of rapid reading and precision teaching. Educational braille games are included. This 116-page paperback was originally published in 1981. ISBN: 0-89128-105-3.

Handbook Of Braille Contractions

The Handbook of Braille Contractions is a manual for teaching Grade 2 Braille contractions and abbreviations for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This dictionary presents contractions and abbreviations with their meanings in alphabetical order, with Braille and standard print on facing pages.

Haptic Reader

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a haptic reader which can convert paper books into Braille or speech for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Haptic Reader allows individuals with visual impairment to read regular paper books. The device is placed directly on the page of a book, and it scans the text on the page. Using optical character recognition (OCR) software, the Haptic Reader converts the text into braille, which is displayed on the devices refresha

Hi-Mark Tactile Pen

The Hi-Mark Tactile Pen is a tactile marker designed for tactile marking of household items by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is a tube of fluorescent liquid paste that becomes hard plastic when it dries. Drying time is approximately two hours. It can be applied directly to paper, plastic, wood, glass, cloth or metal. It will not stick to flexible plastic. It can be used to create tactile maps or to mark control settings on stoves, microwave ovens, toaster ovens, washers, dryer

High Noon Books Sound Out Series Set A-1 (Model S0S7)

High Noon Books Sound Out Series Set A-1 is a set of six braille books that make up a braille training program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This courseware package is designed to be used with the SAL Speech Assisted Learning System (see separate entry). SAL helps students with minimal reading skills read these books from cover-to-cover. Some pages show pictures; users can press on the word "picture" to hear the picture described. The series gives students pra

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

Hims Chat

HIMS Chat is a communicator program designed for use by that allows people with or without disabilities to communicate with individuals who are deaf blind using an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. This application (or app) facilitates face-to-face communication between the deaf-blind person and another person via a Bluetooth connection between an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, and a Braille Sense notetaker (Braille Sense U2, OnHand or U2 QWERTY) or a Braille EDGE 40 braille display and keyboard (s

Holiday Homecoming Braille Cookbook

The Holiday Homecoming Braille Cookbook is a braille cookbook designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is a braille version of Kraft Kitchens' Holiday Homecoming cookbook, a cooking and entertaining guide for the holidays or for any special occasion during the year. The cookbook provides recipes, menus, and side dishes to make holidays festive. Pages are in Interpoint braille, with 148 pages in 2 volumes.

How To Read Braille Music, 2Nd Edition

How to Read Braille Music, 2nd Edition, by Bettye Krolick, is a manual for teaching music braille for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This book gives an overview of braille music, and explains the music braille symbols most frequently found in elementary through intermediate-level music. It is written at a fifth grade reading level and is suitable for both children and adults. This edition has 44 pages and was published in 1998. OPTIONS: This manual is available in braille, print,

Ibsar

Ibsar (Vision in English) is an Arabic- and English-language voice output optical character recognition and screen reader program and web browser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This integrated program is based on Sakhr Arabic/English text to speech (TTS) and optical character recognition (OCR) engines. The program reads printed books and documents aloud as well as electronic files. Screen content is read with a high quality human voice. The screen reader functi

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

Instructional Strategies For Braille Literacy

Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy, edited by Frances Mary D'Andrea and Diane P. Wormsley, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of individuals who are blind or have low vision. This handbook provides instructors with strategies and methodologies for teaching braille. It is intended to help pre-service and in-service teachers develop their instructional literacy and braille skills, and provides information on working with children who have congenital or adventi

Intellibraille Cd

IntelliBraille CD is a braille tutorial program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This CD is designed to be used with IntelliTools Classroom Suite and IntelliKeys (see separate entries). It is a complete braille curriculum with more than 70 activities. The program includes 16 lessons on the Literary Braille Code, beginning with the alphabet and all contractions; four lessons on Tracking and Braille Alphabet, including A-J and the railroad track lessons; and five l

Interline Braille Writing Frame

The Interline Braille Writing Frame is a manual braille writing aid with stylus. The device consists of a wooden board with metal guides on the sides onto which the braille slate fits. As the writer moves down the page, the slate is moved to the next set of metal grooves. The metal slate has 2 lines of 21 cells each.

Introduction To Braille Music Transcription (Models 6-75960-00 & 8-75960-00)

Introduction to Braille Music Transcription, models 6-75960-00 & 8-75960-00, by Mary Turner De Garmo, is a manual for teaching braille music transcription for music students and musicians who are blind or have low vision. It is the text used by those studying to become certified music braille transcribers in the U.S. It gives detailed transcribing lessons with examples and exercises. The book is available in a four-volume braille edition (6-75960-00) or a 300-page, one-volume print edition (

Introduction To The Piano For The Blind Student: A Course In Braille Music Reading, Book 1

An Introduction to the Piano for the Blind Student: A Course in Braille Music Reading, Book 1, by Richard Taesch, is a braille music manual designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This piano course is designed for the student who already has fundamental knowledge of the braille music code in general. Those who pursue the piano as a primary instrument must develop the skill of playing two parts at one time. Braille music presents music for two hands in bar-over-bar piano

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

Jot A Dot Pocket Brailler

The Jot a Dot Pocket Brailler is a manual braille writer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This small, lightweight brailler has six keys for Braille entry. The keys have high contrast colors for identification by users with low vision. Braille is written from the left hand side of the page to the right, with 20 cells of braille per line. The user can read braille as it is written by turning the unit over. A built-in reading stand keeps the unit stable when resting

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;

Large Cell Perkins Brailler (Models 22-0114-3 & 22-0116-8)

Large Cell Perkins Braillers, models 22-0114-3 (manual) and 22-0116-8 (electric), are braille writers designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These sturdy, portable machines are similar to the Standard Perkins Brailler (see separate entry), but produce larger braille cells with more space between the dots, allowing the braille to be read by persons with neurological problems affecting the sense of touch, including diabetic neuropathy. Each machine comes with a dust cove

Large Handle Stylus & Small Handle Stylus (Models 1-00200-00 & 1-00220-00)

The Large and Small Handle Styluses are Braille writing aids for individuals who are blind or have low vision. They are designed with wooden handles and rugged metal points. One side of the Large Handle Stylus, model 1-00200-00, is flattened to prevent the stylus from rolling. The Small Handle Stylus, model 1-00220-00, has a flat end. DIMENSIONS: Large stylus is 2 3/8 x 7/8 inches; small stylus measures 1 7/8 x .75 inches.

Large Wooden Eraser (Model 23-3701-2)

The Large Wooden Eraser, model 23-3701-2, is a braille eraser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is especially designed for use with the Perkins Brailler (see separate entries).

Learn Braille

Learn Braille is a braille training program to teach sighted people who want to learn the braille alphabet and braille symbols. The program also provides training on Japanese braille, Hebrew braille, Korean braille and Chinese braille. COMPATIBILITY: For use with the Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Apple iOS 2.0 or later.

Letter Art 9.4 With Braille Translator

Letter Art 9.4 with Braille Translator is a braille graphics program designed as signmaking software for producing Grade 2 Braille for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Letter Art 8.6 is a basic sign making program with three packages to offer. The Base package offers 35 registered trade name fonts and the ability to support printers, plotters, vinyl cutters, engravers, and routers. The Full package also offers fast direct scanning capabilities, automatic welding, unlimited special e

Line Scale (Model 23-0101-8)

The Line Scale, model 23-0101-8, is a braille writer accessory designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device attaches to the back of a Standard Perkins Brailler (see separate entry) to enable the user to determine how many lines of braille are left to emboss. The scale is marked in braille and print, with the print markings featuring light numbers on a dark background.

Literary Braille Practice Sentences (Model Brw-Fb-Us1)

Literary Braille Practice Sentences, model BRW-FB-US1, is a braille training program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This courseware package is designed to be used with the SAL Speech Assisted Learning System (see separate entry). The package contains worksheets that allow students to review and practice reading braille letters, punctuation, and contractions. The literary braille contractions are introduced sequentially, and the student is never asked to use a c

Logan Braillecoach

The Logan BrailleCoach is a braille training device designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision and use braille. This devices face features a raised red button and a small speaker. The user places a laminated tag with a single braille letter, word or phrase over the red button, and when the tag is pressed on the button, the letter, word or phrase is spoken by the BrailleCoach. The Logan BrailleCoach comes with 26 braille pre-programmed tags with each letter of the alpha

Lots Of Dots: Learning My Abc's (Model 1-10000-00)

Lots of Dots: Learning My ABC's, model 1-10000-00, is a braille alphabet book designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This raised-line coloring book is designed for future large-print and braille readers. It facilitates braille character recognition through repetitive activities designed for young children. Each letter of the alphabet has two pages. The first page features a jumbo braille cell, with six raised-line open circles. The upper and lower case letters are shown w

Low-Cost Portable Braille Writer

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an inexpensive, portable Braille writing device with no electronic components for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Four mechanical engineering students at Johns Hopkins designed a portable low-cost Braille writing device that has no electronic components. To keep assembly and maintenance costs low, this hand-held writer operates in a purely mechanical fashion. It features six buttons that can be depressed to produce any of t

Magnetic Braille

Magnetic Braille is a set of braille alphabet magnets designed for use as braille training aids for children or adults with low vision. The set includes 63 brightly-colored magnets, including one each for seven punctuation signs (period, colon, dash, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation mark, and comma), plus two each for the 26 letters of the alphabet, the braille capital letter sign, and the braille number sign. Each magnet shows a jumbo braille sign and its print equivalent. Braille dots ar

Mailing Envelopes For Braille (Model 1-04230-00)

Mailing Envelopes for Braille, model 1-04230-00, are envelopes for mailing braille designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These envelopes can be used to mail or store brailled sheets up to 11.5 x 11 inches in size. The envelopes are blank with self-sealing flaps, and hold approximately 30 sheets. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 12.5 x 12.5 inches. COLOR: White.

Manila Transcribing Paper, 3-Hole Punch Or 19-Hole Punch

Manila Transcribing Paper is braille notebook filler paper available in 3-hole punch (no. 1-04660-00) or 19-hole punch (no. 1-04650-00). DIMENSIONS: 8.5 x 11 inches (3-hole punch only; 500 sheets, $14.50) and 11.5 x 11 inches (450 sheets, $16.25).

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

Marburg Braille Writing Slate

The Marburg Braille Writing Slate, model 30712, is a manual braille writing aid designed to allow brailling an entire 8.5 x 11 inch page without having to move the slate or adjust the paper. The slate is made of durable plastic and has 30 cells per line. DIMENSIONS: 8.75 x 12 inches. COLOR: Black.

Mathtalk / Scientific Notebook

MathTalk / Scientific Notebook (MT/SN) is a combination of voice input and Braille output software configured to make Scientific Notebook 4.0 accessible to students and teachers who are blind or have low vision, or who have upper extremity disabilities. Scientific Notebook is a mathematical word processing program suitable for math and science reports, homework, and exams. It allows the user to create attractive documents that seamlessly combine text, mathematics, and graphics. Scientific Notebo

Matsumoto Stereo-Copying System

The Matsumoto Stereo-Copying System is a tactile graphics copier system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system consists of a stereo-copying machine and a stero-copying developer, which are used together with special capsule-coated paper. The capsule paper resembles braille paper in color and thickness, but its surface is coated uniformly with several hundred million thermo-expandable microcapsules that look like flour and which expand to several hundred time

Mcduffy Reader

The McDuffy Reader is a manual for teaching Braille to adults who are blind or have low vision and who are learning braille. This primer was written by Sharon Duffy. OPTIONS: A teacher's manual is available; the primer and the teacher's manual are both available in braille, large print, and cassette versions.

Megadots

MegaDots is a braille text editor and translation program designed to enable the user to produce printed or brailled output from the same computer document. The program is a style-based word processor (the user assigns a style to a block of text and the program handles all formatting commands). The program comes with predefined styles for items such as headings, items in a list, tables of contents and indices. The program can import documents from 95 different file formats (including Macintosh a

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

Monty

Monty is a braille text editor and large print program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software application is designed for the production of braille and large print documents using a personal computer, a braille embosser, and a regular printer. The program uses standard pull-down menus for all functions, thereby enabling parents, educators, or employers to produce braille or large print documents without the need to learn new commands or acquire a speciali

Mountbatten Learning System

The Mountbatten Learning System (MBLS) is an electric braille writer and training device designed for use by children who are learning braille. The system includes a Mountbatten electronic braille writer with digitized speech, assignable function keys, notetaker and word processor functions, sufficient memory for 600 braille pages, and the ability to transfer files to and from a personal computer (PC). Features for students include a braille math mode using the Nemeth braille mathematics code; p

Mountbatten Writer

The Mountbatten Writer, also known as the Mountbatten Braille Writer or Mountbatten Brailler standard model, is an electric braille writer designed for use by children or adults who are learning Braille. It has an ergonomic Braille keyboard with a graphics mode and one-handed mode, correcting and erasing functions, page formatting, and the ability to write to memory. Learning tools include digitized speech output, assignable function keys. The writer can handle a variety of paper types and has 9

Multiple Choice Multipurpose Answer Sheets (Models 1-04051-00 & 1-040720-00)

Multiple Choice Multipurpose Answer Sheets, models 1-04051-00 and 1-040720-00, are answer sheets designed for use by children or adults who are blind or have low vision. Answer sheets available in braille (1-04051-00) or large print (1-040720-00). Each sheet has 20 lines numbered 1 to 20, with five answer choices labeled A,B,C,D, and E (lower case in braille). Braille sheets are embossed on standard, white braille paper, 10.25 x 10.75 inches. Large type sheets are 8.5 x 11 inches. Both types are

Narrow Paper Adapter (Model 23-0201-6)

The Narrow Paper Adapter, model 23-0201-6, is a braille writer accessory designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device attaches to the back of a Perkins Brailler (see separate entries) to eliminate the problem of braille lines running together when narrow paper or cards are used in older models.

National Geographic Picture Atlas Of Our Fifty States, Braille Edition (Model 5-87431-00)

The National Geographic Picture Atlas of Our Fifty States, Braille Edition, model 5-87431-00, is a braille and tactile atlas designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This comprehensive atlas has detailed maps and information for each state. There are three maps of each state, including a political map of major cities; a physical map showing mountains, rivers, and other physical features; and a road map showing Interstate and other highways. The atlas is in seven volumes

Neoprene Rubber Pad (Model 23-5601-2)

The Neoprene Rubber Pad, model 23-5601-2, is a braille slate friction pad designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The pad is placed under a braille slate to protect the desk or other surface during brailling. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 x 11.5 inches.

New International Manual Of Braille Music Notation, Cd-Rom Edition

The New International Manual of Braille Music Notation, CD-ROM Edition, is a manual on braille music for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This CD-ROM includes the full text of the print edition. This reference work, compiled by Bettye Krolick, explains the braille music signs and rules adopted as the international standard by 16 countries in the World Blind Union. The book provides detailed explanations of how specific musical situations are handled in the music braille code. It has

New Programmed Instruction In Braille

New Programmed Instruction in Braille, Third Edition, by Ashcroft, Sanford, and Koenig, is a manual for teaching braille designed for use by teachers of individuals who are blind or have low vision. This print textbook with ink-printed braille includes thirteen units plus ready reference appendices designed to lead to proficiency in reading and writing literary braille for sighted persons. Contents include contracted and uncontracted braille, basic braille formats for instructional materials, el

Nfb Braille Writer Case

The NFB Braille Writer Case is a braille writer accessory designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This sturdy, soft-sided case includes a shoulder strap and is designed to hold the Perkins Brailler (see separate entry).

Noise Reduction Pad For Braille Writer

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To reduce the noise generated by operating a Braille writer. Cut two rectangular pieces of fabric to match the dimensions of the bottom of the Braille writer. Lay one piece over the other, aligning the matching sides. Sew three of the sides together, similar to a pillowcase. Insert one layer of batting into the resulting pocket and flatten until smooth. Stitch closed the remaining side, and place the pad under the braille writer. Fusible web can be used in place

O&M Tactile Graphics (Model 1-20100-00)

O&M Tactile Graphics, model 1-20100-00, is a tactile graphics kit for orientation and mobility training designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The tactile grapics in this kit can be used to teach orientation and mobility concepts, compass directions, clock locations, and navigating outside and inside. The kit includes 10 high- contrast print/tactile graphics and a Teacher's Guide in print and braille, which provides ideas on lesson planning using the graphics.

Obr Optical Braille Recognition

OBR is an optical Braille recognition program designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This program reads Braille characters and converts Braille hard copy into text or formatted Braille files. A Braille document is placed on a scanner and scanned by OBR, which either converts the document into text or saves it to disk as a formatted Braille file. The formatted Braille files created by OBR can also be sent to a Braille printer, allowing OBR to function as a Braille c

Octobraille & Octobraillevisual Braille Fonts

OctoBraille and OctoBrailleVisual are braille fonts designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These TrueType braille fonts can be used to produce visual braille in design or word processing applications, including the Sensus PharmaBraille braille translation application for pharmaceutical labels (see separate entry). The font sets include all 256 braille characters in an 8-dot braille figure, including the standard 64 braille characters in the 6-dot braille system. OctoBr

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

Opus Braille Font Pack

The Opus Braille Font Pack is a braille font package designed for printing simulated braille to aid in the creation of braille documents and educational materials for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program contains seven braille fonts. These TrueType fonts are easy to install and will print on virtually any dot-matrix, inkjet, or laser printer. They include braille alone and braille combined with standard type above or below the braille. They can be displayed or printed at any

P.i.a.f. (Pictures In A Flash)

P.I.A.F. ("Pictures in a Flash") is a tactile graphics embosser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. P.I.A.F. is a controlled heat source for the automatic development of heat sensitive tactile graphics paper, known as capsule paper. It enables high quality tactile graphics to be made quickly and easily for use at in education, orientation and mobility training, at work, and at home.

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

Parent Early Childhood Education Series (Models 7-96200, 7-96201, 5-96201 & 5-96202)

The Parent Early Childhood Education Series is a set of training materials designed to provide instruction for developing critical skills for parents and teachers of children who are visually disabled. It consists of nine activity sheets each of which describes specific techniques parents can use to help their visually disabled child achieve maximum growth in a key developmental area. Activity areas include cognitive skills, communication, eating skills, emotional development, general suggestion

Patterns Prebraille Program (Model 6-78360-00)

The Patterns Prebraille Program, model 6-78360-00, is a prereading tutorial program designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This program is designed to prepare children to begin braille reading by helping to build their auditory, tactual, conceptual, and language skills. The program emphasizes exposure to a variety of common childhood experiences. The program comes with a teacher's manual, instructions for making tactual readiness books, and five Patterns Prebraille Form B

Patterns Primary Braille Spelling And English Program (Models 6-78362-00, 6-78363-00, 6-78371-00, 6-78372-00, 6-78380-00, 6-78381-00, 6-78389-00, & 6-78390-00)

The Patterns Primary Braille Spelling and English Program is a spelling and language skills tutorial program designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This series is a companion to the Patterns Primary Braille Reading Program (see separate entry). There are four levels in the program. Level A (model 6-78362-00 Print Teacher's Kit and model 6-78363-00 Braille Teacher's Kit) corresponds to the Readiness, Preprimer, and Primer levels of the Patterns reading program. Level B (mo

Patterns Reading Program Library Series (6-78300-00, 6-78310-00, 6-78320-00, 6-78330-00, & 6-78340-00)

The Patterns Reading Program Library Series is a collection of braille books designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. Each collection in the series is designed for children who have completed the corresponding level of the Patterns Primary Braille Reading Program (see separate entry). There are 24 braille books in the Pre-primer collection (model 6-78300-00), 27 braille books in the Primer collection (model 6-78310-00), 23 braille books in the First Reader collection (model

Peg Slate (Model 1-08830-00)

The Peg Slate, model 1-08830-00, is a braille training device designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This paperless device helps teach beginning students the use of a slate and stylus. A frame is mounted with pegs that represent the dots in ten braille cells. With a finger the user pushes the pegs down, and the frame is flipped over to read the braille message. The frame and pegs are made of plastic. Instructions are included in print and braille. COLOR: Black frame wi

Perkin

Perkin is a braille translation program designed for use as a braille writer accessory by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Used in conjunction with a modified Perkins Brailler (see separate entry), it allows the Perkins to be used to input text to a personal computer (PC) or laptop. A circuit board is fitted within the Perkins which is then connected via the serial port to the computer. The user writes in braille on the Perkins and keeps a braille hard copy. The text appears in prin

Perkins Brailler Felt Pad (Model 22-0204-2), Carrying Case (Model 23-0001-0), & Soft Side Carry Case (Model 23-0002-8)

The Perkins Brailler Felt Pad and Carrying Cases are braille writer accessories designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These accessories are specifically designed for use with the Perkins Brailler (see separate entries). The Felt Pad, model 22-0204-2, slips under the brailler to reduce noise. The rigid Carrying Case, model 23-0001-0, has two key-operated locks to keep the brailler secure during transit. The Soft Side Carry Case, model 23-0002-8, is made from a lightwei

Perkins Brailler Straight Extension Keys, One Hand Extension Keys, & Space Bar Extension Key (Models 22-0202-6, 22-0201-8, & 22-0205-9)

The Perkins Brailler Straight Extension Keys, One Hand Extension Keys, and Space Bar Extension Key are braille writer accessories designed to make use of the Perkins Brailler (see separate entries) easier for individuals with limited hand strength and dexterity, including those with the use of only one hand. Extension keys attach to any Perkins Brailler and fold up when not in use to allow the brailler to fit into a carrying case. Straight Extension Keys, model 22-0202-6, reduce the effort requi

Perkins Panda Early Literacy Program

The Perkins Panda Early Literacy Program is a braille instruction kit designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This kit includes materials that help teach fundamental early literacy skills to children with visual impairments and help parents to be more involved in their child’s development. Included in the kit are three packets, each with an interrelated storybook, activity guide, and cassette with songs and new stories to complement the storybooks. In addition, there is a

Perkins-Aph Brailler

The Perkins-APH Brailler, also called the Next Generation Perkins Brailler, is a manual braille writer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This brailler can accommodate standard 8.5 x 11 paper and paper up to 14 inches. Keys are set low, and keystrokes are quiet and require low force. The end-of-line bell is audible but muted. An eraser button allows the user to push one button to erase an entire braille cell. The base is also a handle. The back panel can be raised

Pharmabraille & Pharmabraille-In-A-Box

PharmaBraille and PharmaBraille-In-A-Box is a braille translation program designed to produce braille medication labels for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system translates information about pharmaceutical products into tactile or visual braille for pharmacy labeling. PharmaBraille is an e-mail based system, and PharmaBraille-in-a-Box is a software CD. In the e-mail based version, the pharmacist e-mails information about the medication, such as product name, strength, a

Picture Maker: Wheatley Tactile Diagramming Kit (Model 1-08838-00)

Picture Maker: Wheatley Tactile Diagramming Kit, model 1-08838-00, is a tactile graphics kit designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. The kit includes a felt covered board and more than 100 Velcro-backed pieces, and can be used to teach mapping, charting, and basic concepts, as well as for art activities. The kit comes with extra material to create additional tactile pieces, and a Large Print/Braille Guidebook with activity suggestions and example layouts. OPTIONS: Replacem

Picturebraille For Windows

PictureBraille for Windows is a braille graphics program designed to produce braille graphics for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The software can be used to produce braille graphics maps, floor plans, science diagrams, graphs of equations, or other images. Images are either drawn free-hand on the screen, using the simple drawing program supplied, or scanned from a document such as a textbook or magazine. Once the image is created, the program converts it to a standard braille file

Plastic Braille Eraser (Model 1-00280-00)

The Plastic Braille Eraser, no. 1-00280-00, is a pencil shaped device for correcting braille for individuals who are visually impaired. It has a small tip at one end for erasing one dot at a time, and a larger end suitable for erasing entire cells. DIMENSIONS: 5 inches long, 3/8 inches in diameter.

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.

Playing Card Slate (Model 23-2101-6)

The Playing Card Slate, model 23-2101-6, is a braille slate designed to create brailled playing cards for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This slate allows the user to braille any standard size playing card. It is made of aluminum and comes with a braille stylus.

Playskool Magnetic Capital Letters (Model 02056)

Playskool Magnetic Capital Letters, model 02056, are tactile letters and Braille alphabet magnets designed for use by children ages 3 and above who are blind or have low vision. This educational toy consists of 26 letters from A to Z. Each letter is engraved with it corresponding Braille letter. As they play with these letters sized for small fingers, children learn to identify letters and start putting together simple words and sentences.

Pocket Slate (Model 1-00160-00)

The Pocket Slate is a braille slate designed with slots for labeling for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The metal slate has 28 cells and is designed with pins up. DIMENSIONS: 8.25 x 1.75 inches.

Pocket Slates (Models 23-0301-4, 23-0401-2, & 23-601-7)

Pocket Slates are braille slates designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The ##1 Pocket Slate, model 23-0301-4, is a 27-cell, 4-line slate; the ##2 Pocket Slate, model 23-0401-2, is a 19-cell, 6-line postcard size slate; and the ##140 Pocket Slate, model 23-0601-7, is a 40-cell, 4-line slate designed for use without a board. All models are made of aluminum and come with a braille stylus.

Pocket-Size Notebook, 6-Ring (Model 1-04280-00)

The Pocket-Size Notebook, 6-Ring, no. 1-04280-00, is a braille notebook bound in water-resistant imitation leather. The notebook will hold approximately 50 sheets of 3.75 x 5.75 inch braille paper. The notebook has a pocket to hold a Postcard slate (see separate entry), and a cloth page marking strip. A braille stylus can be tied to the end of the cloth strip.

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,

Portable Braille Computer Terminal Or Braille Word Processor.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Single handed braille keyboard and two-dimensional display in a portable unit which allows users to type and proofread at the same time. Describes prototype device and how it is used. COMMENTS: Device designed by Peter Wung, Summer Design Inc., 73 North Street, Suite 15, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201. Not in production (4/2/87). Received the 1985 Industrial Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Design Society of America. AUTHOR: Wung, P TITLE:

Portabooks

PortaBooks are braille books formatted as Grade 2 braille files on disk, designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. A variety of titles are available in this format, ranging from A Manual for Living to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. These books are in a plain braille format, containing only symbols for braille characters, carriage returns, and spaces. They can be read without special software using a braille reading device such as a Bookworm; a notetaker with a brail

Postcard Slate And Stylus (Models 1-00110-00 & 1-00180-00)

The Postcard Slate and Stylus, models 1-00110-00 and 1-00180-00, are Bralli slates and styluses designed for writing Braille on cards or small sheets of paper for individuals who are visually impaired. This is ideal for writing shorts and memos rather than wasting large sized paper. Two models are available in the postcard size. Interpoint allows embossing on both sides of the paper (see separate entry. The other model has pins pointing upwards. The slates are made of lightweight metal and provi

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

Primary Phonics Set 1

Primary Phonics Set 1, by Barbara W. Makar, is a braille reading tutorial program designed for children who are blind or have low vision. It includes ten storybooks, each containing a short story that introduces consonants, various sight words, and short vowels (a, e, i, o, u) as part of the reading experience. The text on each page is presented in large print, grade 1 braille, and grade 2 braille. For students with low vision, there are also illustrations. Each of the ten storybooks is approxim

Primer Of Braille Music (Models 6-01350-00, 8-01350-00, & 8-01360-00)

The Primer of Braille Music, models 6-01350-00, 8-01350-00, and 8-01360-00, by Edward W. Jenkins (1960 with 1971 addendum), is a manual for teaching music braille designed for students who are blind or have low vision. It teaches braille music in 30 lessons with braille music reading exercises. The braille edition (6-01350-00) includes both the original 1960 text and the 1971 addendum. There are separate print editions of the 1960 text (8-01350-00) and the 1971 addendum (8-01360-00).

Print And Braille Literacy: Selecting Appropriate Learning Media (Models 6-01500-00, L-01500-00, & 8-01500-00)

Print and Braille Literacy: Selecting Appropriate Learning Media is a handbook designed to provide guidelines for use in evaluating the braille reading readiness of students who are blind or have low vision. It contains guidelines and informal evaluation processes to help users determine the most appropriate reading media or medium for each student. It is available in braille (model 6-01500-00), large print (model L-01500-00), and regular print (model 8-01500-00) editions.

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

Qiktac

QikTac is a braille graphics program designed for the creation of braille or tactile graphics for individuals who are blind or have low vision. A drawing is first made using a mouse or by tracing and editing a picture using a TagPad (see separate entry). The drawing can then either be embossed using a braille printer, or printed in ink on braille graphics paper (capsule paper), which can then be turned into tactile graphics using a tactile graphics embosser. A Duxbury Braille font is included in

Quick-Draw Paper (Model 1-04960-00)

Quick-Draw Paper, model 1-04960-00, is tactile graphics paper designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It allows users to create instant tactile graphics for a wide variety of art, orientation and mobility, diagramming, and educational activities. It responds quickly to water-based writing and drawing tools. When the user draws on its surface with a water-based marker, the lines swell instantly and become tactile. This gives children, students, and adults who are blind o

Raised Line Drawing Kit: Basic (23-5901-6) & Complete (23-6001-4)

The Basic and Complete Raised Line Drawing Kits are braille and raised line drawing kits designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Kits contain drawing materials and equipment needed to create raised line drawings of mathematical and geometrical diagrams, etc., in actual representation (not in reverse). The Basic Kit, model 23-5901-6, includes 100 sheets of Mylar (10-inch square), a 12-inch braille ruler, a pencil stylus, and an 11.5-inch square drawing board with a rubbe

Raised Line Drawing/labeling Kit (Model 1600)

The Raised Line Drawing/Labeling Kit, model 1600, is a tactile drawing kit for making labels and raised drawings on readily available paper or index cards. The kit includes instructions, 8 x 10 inch felt clip board, sample materials, ball point pen, heavy duty stylus, 1-line braille slate, and 1 roll of 1/2-inch Rotex tape. The ball point pen, or other blunt object, can be used to create raised line drawings; block or Braille lettering can be done freestyle with the stylus.

Read2Go

Read2Go is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to function as a voice output electronic book (e-book) reader for books in the standard DAISY format. From within the app, the user can browse, search, download, and read books directly from Bookshare (Bookshare membership required), as well as read DAISY books from other sources. When Read2Go audio is on, Read2Go

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

Saddle Shaped Stylus (Model 1-00210-00)

The Saddle Shaped Stylus, model 1-00210-00, is a braille stylus designed with a unique handle to provide a sure grip for individuals who are blind and have limited hand strength and mobility. The index finger fits snugly into a concave "dip" in the top of the handle. The handle is plastic with a metal point. DIMENSIONS: Stylus measures 2-5/8 x 1/14 inches.

Sal2

SAL2 is a braille reading tutorial program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software is designed for use with the Talking Tactile Tablet from Touch Graphics, Inc. (see separate entry). The program helps students acquire new braille skills and enhance their braille reading and writing. Students place a paper braille worksheet on the TTT, then a "virtual instructor" provides encouraging audio feedback as students work their way through the lessons. Students wo

Salsa Script Authoring For Sal

Salsa is a voice output program designed for use with individuals learning braille. This program reads braille files created by many braille translators and editors, including DBT and MegaDots (see entries), as well as programs such as Braille 2000, PokaDot, and others. To create lessons for SAL, the instructor creates the braille using the desired method and reads the braille into Salsa. The program shows the braille lesson on screen in Braille View. Color coding indicates Nemeth Math Braille

Sandy Trails Braille Tracking System

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To teach pre-schoolers with some useable vision who are learning Braille letters to track evenly across a Braille line. The system includes a set of sheets that have been Brailled. The full Braille cell (the “for” sign) is written on alternate lines of all sheets. The first sheet introduced has blank lines between the “for” sign lines, enabling beginners to simply work on moving across the page and back. The second sheet introduced works on efficiency, and a sin

Seedlings Braille Books For Children

Seedlings Braille Books for Children are braille books designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. A total of over 450 titles are available for children in various age ranges from one to fourteen. Formats include picture books with braille, grade one braille books, grade two braille books with same-page print, and grade two braille-only books. Picture books, generally for pre-schoolers, are standard picture books to which the publishers have added grade one braille on clear pl

Sentence Tracking (Model Brw3)

Sentence Tracking, model BRW3, is a braille training programs designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This courseware package is designed to be used with the SAL Speech Assisted Learning System (see separate entry) and contains worksheets that provide practice scanning lines of fully contracted Braille with the goal of improving reading speed and word recognition. The learner must differentiate real words from groups of letters that do not spell words. The package conta

Setting the Stage for Tactile Understanding Kit: Making Tactile Pictures Make Sense

Setting the Stage is designed for children with low vision. Setting the Stage is a set of tangible items and activities that assists young tactile readers in making the transition from the exploration of real objects to the interpretation of two-dimensional representations, both in thermoformed formats and simple raised-line illustrations. A 3-dimensional house model aids with advanced understanding of scale and perspective.

Single Line Labeling Slate (Model 23-2001-3)

The Single Line Labeling Slate, model 23-2001-3, is a braille slate designed for use in labeling by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 25-cell aluminum slate is used for embossing Dymo labeling tape (see separate entry)and other items.

Small Loose Leaf Pocket Notebook (Model 23-2501-7)

The Small Loose Leaf Pocket Notebook, model 23-2501-7, is a three-ring notebook with a 20-cell, 8-line braille slate and room for storing notes and extra paper. It uses 3-holed loose-leaf paper measuring 3.5 by 6 1/8 inches (see separate entry for Braille Paper Pad.) This braille notebook also comes with a braille stylus.

Snail Braille Reader

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a Braille reader for individuals how are blind or have low vision. The Snail is a voice output braille reader that is designed to work even on bumpy surfaces. The device can read braille text for immediate playback, or record it for future playback. It can also send its voice output to a Bluetooth headset so that the user can listen to the book without disturbing others. Snail's pressure-sensitive touch pad can be rolled on uneven brail

Splish the Fish

Splish the Fish is a book designed for children with low vision. The child tactually searches for Splish and helps him find his way back to his friends. An accompanying storyboard with Velcro backed pieces permits the child to retell the story.

Spot 'n Line Pen

The Spot 'n Line Pen is a raised line tactile marker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The "pen" is a tube of non-toxic liquid that can be squeezed out to form three-dimensional raised lines, dots, and other shapes on a variety of surfaces. These tactile shapes can be felt once the liquid is thoroughly dry. The marker can be used for maps, item identification, and tactile drawings. The tube holds one fluid ounce. COLOR: White, orange, or black.

Standard Perkins Brailler (Model 22-0001-2)

The Standard Perkins Brailler, model 22-0001-2, is a manual braille writer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This sturdy, portable braille writer can emboss 25 lines with 42 cells each on an 11 by 11.5 inch sheet of braille paper. It can accommodate narrow paper widths and paper lengths up to fourteen inches long with adjustable margin stops, large paperfeed knobs and a paperfeed roller system. This braille writer comes with braille operating instructions in Engli

Standard Pocket Slates (Model 1-00090-00 & 1-00080-00)

Standard Pocket Slates, models 1-00090-00 and 1-00080-00, are Braille slates designed for writing Braille for individuals with a visual impairment. The slates are available in two styles. The metal Pocket Slate is a 28 cell slate with pins down. The plastic Pocket Slate features 28 cells per line, with pins pointing up. DIMENSIONS: Both models measure 8.25 x 1.75 inches.

Standard Slate

The Standard Slate is a braille slate designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 28-cell, 4-line slate comes with a stylus and is available in metal or plastic.

Starting Gate Series Set 1 (Models Sgs1, Sgs2, Sgs3, Sgs4, & Sgs5)

The Starting Gate Series Set 1 is a set of five braille books that make up a braille training program designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This courseware package is designed to be used with the SAL Speech Assisted Learning System (see separate entry). The five books in this series offer students reading below grade level an opportunity to experience success. Each book contains four short stories on contemporary topics that appeal to young people and adults. Starting wi

Stokes Braille Place Holder (Model 1-03590-00)

The Stokes Braille Place Holder, model 1-03590-00, is a braille placeholder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device marks the spot where the user stopped reading on a braille page. It consists of a sheet of brightly-painted metal and a strip of magnetic plastic. The metal sheet slips under the braille page and the magnet is placed at the last line read. DIMENSIONS (LxW): The metal sheet is 11 x 9.5 inches.

Swail Dot Inverter (Models 1-03610-00 & 1-03620-00)

Designed for upward embossing. Inverter is a spring loaded steel punch with a sharply pointed tip. Tip punches a hole, and leaves a raised dot as it springs back. Butyl rubber pad protects the surface below. Pad 12 by 12 inches. For constructing simple charts, diagrams, graphs and maps.

Swell-Form Graphics Heating Machine

The Swell-Form Graphics Heating Machine is a tactile graphics embosser designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. To produce tactile graphics with this machine, the user first photocopies an image onto Swell-Touch paper (see separate entry), then passes the Swell-Touch paper through the Swell-Form Heating Machine. All the black areas puff up or swell, while the white areas remain flat. The machine accommodates three sizes of paper. POWER: Uses 110 volts/60 Hertz/5 Amps maximum

Swell-Touch Paper

Swell-Touch Paper is tactile graphics paper designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. It is used with the Swell-Form Graphics Heating Machine (see separate entry) to produce tactile graphics. The user first photocopies an image onto Swell-Touch paper, then passes the Swell-Touch paper through the Swell-Form Heating Machine. All the black areas puff up or swell, while the white areas remain flat. Swell-Touch Paper is sold in packages of 100 sheets. DIMENSIONS: Sheets are avail

Swing Cell (Model 6-78040-00)

The Swing Cell, model 6-78040-00, is a braille training device designed for use in teaching braille to individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device introduces the braille cell to the beginning braille reader and writer. It has two rectangular blocks that are hinged on the top and mounted on a wooden base. Each block has three holes. Pegs can be inserted into the holes to represent braille dots. When the blocks are in the vertical position, the pegs form the braille cell. When the bl

Swing Cell Compact (Model 6-78041-00)

Swing Cell Compact, model 6-78041-00, is a braille training device designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It consists of two rectangular blocks, each with three holes into which pegs can be inserted to represent braille dots. This device helps students understand the relationship between the braille cell and the keys on a braille writer. It is similar to the Swing Cell (see separate entry), but smaller and lighter and without the base. COLOR: Yellow blocks with black p

Tack-Tiles Braille Systems

TACK-TILES Braille Systems are a Braille game and instruction kit designed to acquaint children who are blind with raised dot Braille letters within the environment of play. Designed to fit and work like standard snap-together toy building blocks, children can create buildings, figures, cars, etc. while learning Braille. The pieces can be endlessly rearranged during the course of a lesson, encouraging creativity and interest. Because the blocks correspond with standard toy blocks, accessories an

Tactile Colour Textured Self-Adhesive Vinyl

Tactile Colour Textured Self-Adhesive Vinyl is tactile graphics paper designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This colored self-adhesive vinyl follows a system that links colors to textures according to the following scheme: Red, soft and rubbery; orange, soft, rubbery, and bumpy; yellow, hard and bumpy; green, hard, rough, and gritty; blue, fine gritty; purple, ridged dashes; pink, corrugated; brown, wavy ridges; tan, linoleum or leather-like; gray, fine etched; black,

Tactile Graphics Kit (Model 1-08840-00)

Contains tools and materials for constructing master tactile graphic displays of all types: maps, graphs, diagrams, charts. Masters are constructed from heavy gauge aluminum foil and are reproduced by conventional thermoforming. Included is a Tactile Graphics Guidebook, also available separately for $14.81 (8-39100-00). Kit Capability: 7 kinds of lines, 7 point symbols or shapes, and 4 area patterns. Aluminum Foil: Roll $45.26 (1-04120-0), Sheets $15.20 (1-04090-00). .

Tactile Image Enhancer

The Tactile Image Enhancer (TIE) is a tactile graphics embosser designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. To create a tactile image, the user first puts an ink image onto a type of tactile imaging paper called Flexi-Paper (see separate entry). This can be done with a photocopy machine, an inkjet printer, a soft lead artist's pencil, a china marker, or the Sanford Uni-Ball pen. The sheet is then inserted in the TIE and a tactile image is created. This device can be used to create

Tactile Image Enhancer Junior

The Tactile Imager Enhancer Junior (TIE Junior) is a tactile graphics embosser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The TIE Junior produces tactile documents using Flexi-Paper (see separate entry). This model is smaller, lighter, and more portable than the Original Tactile Image Enhancer (see separate entry). TIE Junior's design eliminates the need for feed and exit trays. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 4.75 x 5.75 x 14.75 inches. Weight: 3 pounds.

Tactile Quilt

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide a one-year-old child who is blind with the opportunity to explore different textures. Squares of fabric of varying textures are sewn together into a quilt. To provide additional textures, fabric paint is used to create thick dots on a square and beads are sewn in a pattern on another square. Jingle bells can be sewn between two or more of the squares to provide auditory stimulus. Personal items from the child's family also can be attached to individu

Tactual Discrimination Worksheets (Model 1-08810-00)

Tactual Discrimination Worksheets, model 1-08810-00, are braille reading readiness tests designed for use in the evaluation of individuals who are blind or have low vision. Worksheets can be used to evaluate beginning braille students of all ages. This is a four-part set of consumable worksheets, including 20 geometric form sheets, 26 line sheets, 20 angular figure sheets, and 20 braille code character sheets. Examples of tasks on the worksheets include finding the figure that is different in a

Tatrapoint Adaptive 1 & Tatrapoint Adaptive 2

Tatrapoint Adaptive is a manual braille writer designed for use by children or adults who are blind or have low vision. On this unit's adjustable keyboard, the distance between keys can be adjusted to fit the size of the user's fingers. This feature may be useful for children or others with shorter fingers. Tatrapoint Adaptive 1 can emboss up to 34 cells per line, while Tatrapoint Adaptive 2 can emboss up to 40 cells per line and 25 lines a page. The unit holds a maximum page size of 8.5 x 11 in

Tatrapoint Standard

Tatrapoint Standard is a manual braille writer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This mechanical, six-key brailler uses normal braille paper on a roll. It has a robust design, and is quiet, safe, and easy to operate. Features include adjustable left and right margins, a bell that rings five cells before the end of the line, carriage release and backspace keys, and built-in Dymo tape clips for embossing dymo tape. Precise paper transport allows exact readjustment f

Teaching Touch Kit

Teaching Touch Kit is designed for childern with low Vision.Teaching Touch helps parents or teachers encourage young children (ages 4 to 7 years) who are blind to become active explorers and readers of tactile graphics. Uses real stories to bring important points to life.

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

Textured Paper Collection (Model 1-03275-00)

The Textured Paper Collection is tactile graphics paper designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. The kit contains tactile colored sheets that can be cut out and applied to another surface for such purposes as making tactile items on worksheets, creating area patterns in tactile diagrams, adding texture to adapted storybooks, creating tactile artworks, or labeling household items or books. In addition to paper, vinyl, and Tactile Colours paper in various colors, the kit incl

The Abacus Made Easy: Braille (Model 5-00220-00) & Large Type (Model 4-00100-00)

"The Abacus Made Easy," by Davidow, published in Braille (model 5-00220-00) and large print (model 4-00100-00), is an instruction book on the Cranmer abacus designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision.

The Boy and the Wolf

The Boy and the Wolf is a book designed for children with low vision. The user tactually searches the page for characters, counts and compares similar and different pairs of sheep, and notices differing orientations. The book also introduces a variety of concepts that include: left, right, top, bottom, near, far first, last. Includes storyboard and symbols.

The Bridge To Braille

The Bridge to Braille is a manual for teaching braille to children who are blind or have low vision. It is a step-by-step guide that shows parents and teachers how to help blind children progress from early literacy experiences all the way to full participation in the classroom. Topics include reading and math readiness, braille reading and writing techniques, the Nemeth braille math code, techniques for doing math in braille, literary and textbook format, correcting and editing braille, how to

The Computer Braille Code Made Easy, 3Rd Edition

The Computer Braille Code Made Easy, 3rd edition, is a manual for teaching the braille computer code for individuals who are blind or have low vision. It describes the computer code, one step at a time. Each new concept is clearly explained with ample examples to drive home the point. This third edition includes tips on how to read e-mail and web addresses. OPTIONS: Print or braille.

Thermo-Pen I

Thermo-Pen I is a thermal pen designed for use in the creation of tactile images and messages for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Thermo-Pen I is a writing instrument designed to create a raised image directly on Flexi - Paper tactile graphics paper (see separate entry). Thermo-Pen I is a portable device that works with a battery pack. When the pen is plugged into the battery pack it is ready to produce images directly onto Flexi - Paper. A tactile image is formed on Flexi-Paper by

Thermo-Pen Ii

Thermo-Pen II is a thermal pen designed for use in the creation of tactile images and messages for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Like Thermo-Pen I (see separate entry), Thermo-Pen II is a writing instrument designed to create a raised image directly on tactile graphics paper. By holding the pen vertically above a sheet of Flexi-Paper (see separate entry) and passing it slowly across the paper (no pressure necessary), a tactile image is formed. Thermo-Pen II also creates tactile

They Shall Have Music

They Shall Have Music, by Dorothy Dykema (1986, 62 pages), is a manual for teaching music braille to students who are blind or have low vision. This is a reprint of one of the earliest manuals for teaching music braille. This print book is filled with helpful tips regarding the unique needs of blind piano students, and gives alternative methods for teaching blind musicians.

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.

Tiger Software Suite

The Tiger Software Suite (TSS) is a braille translation and tactile graphics program designed for use in the production of Braille and tactile graphics. Text or graphics are inserted within programs such as Microsoft Word or Excel and translated instantly by the software. Braille math translation is also available. Languages supported include English, German, Spanish, Polish, French, Dutch, Swedish, Japanese, Russian, Norwegian, and Italian The software is available on CD or for download. COMPAT

Tools For Selecting Appropriate Learning Media (Models 6-01501-00, L-01501-00, & 8-01501-00)

Tools for Selecting Appropriate Learning Media is a manual designed for use in the evaluation of the braille reading readiness of students who are blind or have low vision. It is designed to help parents, teachers, and administrators make decisions concerning students' use of braille, print, or both as their primary reading media or medium. It is a more detailed extension of Print and Braille Literacy: Selecting Appropriate Learning Media (see separate entry). It is available in braille (model 6

Touch And Tell (Model 6-44670-00)

Touch and Tell, model 6-44670-00, is a set of tactile books designed for use in preparing children who are blind or have low vision to learn braille. These braille reading readiness books consist of three volumes with tactile pages. Volumes I and II introduce the child to embossed hands and geometric forms, while Volume III introduces the child to braille dots. The three tactile volumes come with an instructional booklet in regular print.

Touch The Invisible Sky

Touch the Invisible Sky, by Noreen Grice, Simon Steel, and Doris Daou, is a braille, large print, and tactile graphics book designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 60-page book contains color images of nebulae, stars, galaxies, and telescopes. Space images are based on observatons in visible and non-visible wavelengths (radio waves, x-rays, gamma rays, and ultraviolet). Each space image is embossed with transparent lines, bumps, and other textures to define details

Touch The Universe: A Nasa Braille Book Of Astronomy

Touch the Universe: A NASA Braille Book of Astronomy, by Noreen Grice, is a braille science book designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The book includes 14 pages of photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, with a combination of Braille and large-print captions on facing pages. The book is embossed with shapes that represent various astronomical objects such as stars, gas clouds, and jets of matter streaming into space. Starting at Earth, it proceeds through the sol

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

Triangle

Triangle is a scientific math program with voice and tactile output designed for use by students and professionals in math, science, and engineering who are blind or have low vision. It is intended to provide a workspace for reading, writing, and manipulating mathematics. It uses GS (Gardner-Salinas) braille notation, a linear notation for scientific expressions with syntax modeled on the page markup language LaTeX, which is widely used by professional scientists and mathematicians. GS symbols t

Turtle and Rabbit

Turtle and Rabbit is a tactile book designed for children with low vision. A retelling of the classic tale about the race between the tortoise and the hare. The tactile illustrations allow the child to follow the progress of the race by tracking from left to right along the raised lines of Turtle and Rabbit. Includes a storyboard and symbols for retelling the story.

Typeinbraille

TypeInBraille is a braille input program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) enables a person to type words into an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad in braille rather than using the standard touchscreen keyboard. TypeInBraille allows the user to indicate a braille character through specific finger taps that designate which of the two dots in each of the character’s three rows are raised (e.g. left, right, both or none). The program also al

Unimanual Perkins Brailler (Model 22-0101-0)

The Unimanual Perkins Brailler, model 22-0101-0, is a manual braille writer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision and who can use only one hand. This sturdy, portable machine has the features of the Standard Perkins Brailler (see separate entry) along with the ability to produce braille with only one hand. The keys for dots 1, 2, and 3 remain in a locked position until dots 4, 5, and 6 are added or the spacebar is depressed. This braille writer can emboss 25 lines with

Using The Cranmer Abacus For The Blind (Models 4-27110-00 & 6-50100-00)

"Using the Cranmer Abacus for the Blind," by Gissoni, is a Cranmer abacus instruction book designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is available in a braille edition, no. 6-50100-00, and a large print edition, no. 4-27110-00.

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

White Fanfold Tractor-Feed Transcribing Paper, 19-Hole Punch

White Fanfold Tractor-feed Transcribing Paper, 19-hole Punch, is designed for use with computer-driven Braille embossing devices. The paper has a smooth surface, and the tractor-feed holes may be torn off. Two paper weights are available: 80-pound (no. 1-04141-00, $41.35) and 100-pound (no. 1-04140-00, $37.50). Each comes in reams of 1000 sheets. DIMENSIONS: 11.5 x 11 inches.

Who's Afraid Of Braille Music?

Who's Afraid of Braille Music? A Short Introduction and Resource Handbook for Parents and Students, by Richard Taesch and William McCann, is a braille music manual designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Available in Braille or print, this book explains the braille system for music notation, and shows how to read, write, play, and sing music in braille. Lessons and assignments are included.

Wikki Stix

Wikki Stix are an eye hand coordination activity designed for use by children with neurological and physical disabilities. Wikki Stix can also function as tactile, raised-line markers for individuals who are blind or have low vision. These non-toxic wax-coated strands can be bent and manipulated to form designs, figures, etc. Wikki Stix are available in a primary color set (48 strands), a rainbow set (24 strands), and a neon color set (48 strands); each set is sold separately. Also available are

Wooden Braille Eraser (Model 1-00270-00)

The Wooden Braille Eraser, model 1-00270-00, is a braille eraser for individuals who are visually impaired. It is made of maple with a natural finish. It has a round tip on one end; and on the other, a handle with a flattened side to prevent the eraser from rolling away. DIMENSIONS: 2.5 inches long.

Word Tracking High Frequency Words (Model Brw2)

Word Tracking High Frequency Words, model BRW2, is a braille training program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This courseware package is designed to be used with the SAL Speech Assisted Learning System (see separate entry). This training program contains worksheets with exercises on the 500 most frequently used words in the English language in fully contracted (grade 2) braille. The package contains 63 pages. Each page contains a specific braille word for the st

 
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