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Braille Devices

Braille Writers - Braille Keyboards - Braille Displays - Braille Notetakers (PDA) - Braille Embossers / Printers

Braille Writers

What Is?What is a Braille Writer ?

Perkins BraillerThe Perkins Brailler is a "braille typewriter" with a key corresponding to each of the six dots of the braille code, a space key, a backspace key, and a line space key. Like a manual typewriter, it has two side knobs to advance paper through the machine and a carriage return lever above the keys.                                                                                                                                 For more information on Perkins Braillers contact the South African National Council for the Blind.

Braille Keyboards

What Is?What Is a Braille Keyboard ?

 

Braille KeyboardA Braille keyboard is a special keyboard, usually featuring raised dots, that is used by visually impaired people to enter data into the computer. In contrast to the standard keyboard, Braille keyboards have a single key that represents each dot.

Braille Displays / Keyboards.

What Is?What Is a Braille Display ?

Braille DisplayA Braille display is a device, typically attachable to a computer keyboard, that allows a blind person to read the contents of a display one text line at a time in the form of a line of Braille characters. Each Braille character consists of six or eight movable pins in a rectangular array.

Orbit Reader 20Orbit Reader   20.
The Orbit Reader 20™ combines simplicity, functionality, and connectivity in a refreshable braille display priced at a fraction of the cost of similar devices! Developed by APH, Orbit Research, and The Transforming Braille Group LLC.
The Orbit Reader 20 Offers Stand-Alone and Remote Capabilities
Though feature-rich, this device is simple to use and allows switching between the different functions seamlessly. Its stand-alone capabilities include reading, writing, and file management. Orbit Reader 20 starts as a reader displaying the content of files stored on the SD™ card. The youngest readers find it easy to get the next line of braille by pressing the panning button. For more advanced users, Orbit Reader 20 provides searching, bookmarking, and note taking capabilities. In addition to its use as a reader, Orbit Reader 20 lets the user create and edit braille.
In Remote mode, the Orbit Reader 20 becomes a terminal that displays the braille for the app running on the phone, tablet, or PC. It works via Bluetooth® wireless technology with iOS and Android™ devices and through USB or Bluetooth for Windows®, Mac®, and any other operating systems that include a screen reader with braille support. In the USB configuration, Orbit Reader 20 supports both serial and human interface device (HID) protocols. This means that if the screen reader supports it, no driver installation is required.

Focus  14 Blue 5Focus 14 Blue - 5th Gen Braille Display.
The Focus 14 Blue combines comfort, portability, and advanced features for the ultimate go-anywhere Braille interface device. A highly responsive 8-dot keyboard and seamless USB and Bluetooth® connectivity make the Focus 14 Blue the ideal note-taking companion for smartphones, iPads®, tablets and other mobile devices.

 

 

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Focus 40 Blue - 5th Gen Braille Display.
Refreshable Braille Display
The lightweight and compact Focus 40 Blue combines the latest Braille technology with a user-friendly keyboard and control layout, plus USB and Bluetooth® connectivity. Easily connect to iOS and Android™ devices such as smartphones, iPads®, tablets, and other mobile devices. Control your PC with the Perkins-style keyboard for effortless Braille text input. Combine the Focus 40 Blue with JAWS® for the ultimate in speech and Braille access to your PC.

Focus 80 Blue - 5Focus 80 Blue – 5th Gen Braille Display.
The focus 80 Blue Braille Display is designed using the same rugged construction principles as in other 5th Generation Focus Blue Braille Displays. We’ve built the housing from aluminum and steel, added bumpers to absorb shock, and physically isolated the Braille cells to create a Braille Display to meet the demands of everyday use. And, like previous Focus Blue models, the 5th Generation has a user-friendly keyboard and control layout. You can have up to five Bluetooth connections so that you can easily connect to iOS and Android™ devices such as smartphones, iPads®, and tablets. You can also use the Perkins-style keyboard for effortless Braille text input to control your computer. When you combine the Focus 80 Blue with JAWS®, you have the ultimate in Speech and Braille access to your computer. The Scratchpad feature lets you take notes and read books even when you aren’t connected.

Braillient BI 32Brailliant BI 32 Braille Display.
HumanWare's new Brailliant BI display is designed for extensive reading with the full comfort and intuitive display navigation of HumanWare's signature thumb keys. This new generation of Brailliant BI brailldisplays features the excellent, sharp and crisp braille cell technology that users have praised on the BrailleNote Apex.
Light, compact, portable, yet sturdy and durable, this new display ergonomically fits in front of your laptop or desktop keyboard, and can be used with your preferred mobile devices. Built with lightweight, long lasting aluminum housing, the Brailliant BI will stand up to daily wear and tear.
Precise and efficient, the new Brailliant BI features a responsive braille input keyboard* and command keys located on each side of the display. This simple layout facilitates navigation by reproducing all the standard key combinations*, and you can control the screen reader without removing your hands from the display.

Braillient BI 40Brailliant BI 40 Braille Display.
HumanWare's new Brailliant BI display is designed for extensive reading with the full comfort and intuitive display navigation of HumanWare's signature thumb keys. This new generation of Brailliant BI braille displays features the excellent, sharp and crisp braille cell technology that users have praised on the BrailleNote Apex.
Light, compact, portable, yet sturdy and durable, this new display ergonomically fits in front of your laptop or desktop keyboard, and can be used with your preferred mobile devices. Built with lightweight, long lasting aluminum housing, the Brailliant BI will stand up to daily wear and tear.
Precise and efficient, the new Brailliant BI features a responsive braille input keyboard* and command keys located on each side of the display. This simple layout facilitates navigation by reproducing all the standard key combinations*, and you can control the screen reader without removing your hands from the display.

Braille Notetakers (PDA)

What Is?What is a Braille Notetakers ?

Braille Notetaker (PDA)Braille Notetakers are personal digital assistants for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Input is through a Perkins-style Braille keyboard, standard QWERTY keyboard or a touch screen.

Braille Sense PolarisBrailleSense Polaris.
The new Notetaker that everyone is talking about…
BrailleSense Polaris offers a new standard in blind-friendly applications with the latest in cutting edge technology. We’ve kept the traditional computer interface that has contributed to the popularity of other BrailleSense models. BrailleSense Polaris supports Google Apps, making it easy to utilize Google services like Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides as millions of other students do everyday.

Braille Sense Polaris MiniBrailleSense Polaris Mini.
The new Notetaker that everyone is talking about…
BrailleSense Polaris MINI offers a new standard in blind-friendly applications with the latest in cutting edge technology. We’ve kept the traditional computer interface that has contributed to the popularity of other BrailleSense models. BrailleSense Polaris MINI supports Google Apps, making it easy to utilize Google services like Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides as millions of other students do every day.

ELBraille 14ElBraille 14.
The ElBraille is a portable device designed for users who are blind or deaf-blind and want to stay connected at school, work, or home as well as on the go. The twenty-first century, take anywhere replacement for the dedicated notetaker, ElBraille combines the power and flexibility of a modern mainstream computer running the Windows® 10 operating system with JAWS® and a Braille display with a full Braille keyboard to offer a fully accessible compact computer.
Type text into documents or perform JAWS and Windows® commands right from the Braille display’s keyboard using the JAWS BrailleIn® feature. Run any Windows application such as Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, or Outlook®. Use FSReader to read DAISY books from sources such as Bookshare.org or browse the internet with Microsoft Internet Explorer® or Mozilla® Firefox. ElBraille also includes a set of specially designed apps for performing popular actions such as the creation of voice or text notes, listening to audio content, and more.
The Focus 14 Blue Braille Display is permanently attached to the ElBraille.

ELBraille 40ElBraille 40 .
The ElBraille is a portable device designed for users who are blind or deaf-blind and want to stay connected at school, work, or home as well as on the go. The twenty-first century, take anywhere replacement for the dedicated notetaker, ElBraille combines the power and flexibility of a modern mainstream computer running the Windows® 10 operating system with JAWS® and a Braille display with a full Braille keyboard to offer a fully accessible compact computer.
Type text into documents or perform JAWS and Windows® commands right from the Braille display’s keyboard using the JAWS BrailleIn® feature. Run any Windows application such as Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, or Outlook®. Use FSReader to read DAISY books from sources such as Bookshare.org or browse the internet with Microsoft Internet Explorer® or Mozilla® Firefox. ElBraille also includes a set of specially designed apps for performing popular actions such as the creation of voice or text notes, listening to audio content, and more.
The Focus 40 Blue Braille Display is permanently attached to the ElBraille.

Braille Sense U2Braille Sense U2
Change the way you experience the world…
Access to Excel and PowerPoint files, YouTube, Dropbox, Facebook, Record in DAISY and more!
Powerful performance with faster processing
Power-packed for the office environment
A Powerful educational tool
Enhanced sound, outstanding media
Created with the Deaf-blind in mind
Connectivity anywhere, any time
GPS Receiver and electronic compass

Braille Sense U2 MiniBraille Sense U2 Mini.
The Next Generation of our Popular 18-cell Braille Sense Notetaker
Braille Sense U2 MINI may look a lot like its predecessor on the outside, but don’t let that fool you – it’s packed with new features and upgraded hardware on the inside.
Windows-based operating system with familiar controls and file system
RSS Reader for fast access to content school website content, news feeds and podcasts
Twitter™ for easy access to the most popular social media platform.
Built-in GPS and Compass
Built-in DAISY Player
Built-in Media Player
External media controls for easy access without entering media player Audio recording

Braille Sense U2 QWERTYBraille Sense U2 QWERTY
Powerful performance with faster processing
A Powerful educational tool
Enhanced sound, outstanding media
Connectivity anywhere, any time
Instant Social Networking
GPS Receiver and electronic compass.

Braille Note TouchHumanware BrailleNote Touch Plus 18 & 32.
Powered by Android 8.1 Oreo.
Provided with EasyReader Plus, a new reading application specifically tailored for BrailleNote Touch Plus.
Optimized Chrome web browsing.
Filled with educational tools including math learning and graph creation.
Perfect braille translation in contracted or uncontracted braille, including UEB and multiple languages.
Use Exchange, POP or IMAP email accounts.
Fully supports standard keyboards to enhance transferable skills.
Cooperative tool via its touchscreen provides instant feedback.
Optimized user experience powered by KeySoft.
Enhanced web view navigating.
Innovative tactile graph view.
Modern and simple menu-driven interface.
Familiar keyboard shortcuts to efficiently accomplish tasks.
Professional documents created with KeyWord.
Printed material instantly converted to braille using the included optimized KNFB Reader application.
Team collaboration by sharing documents using Google Drive or other cloud services.
Synchronized emails, contacts and calendars with KeyMail.
Includes a removable Perkins style keyboard.
Access to Google Assistant, and much more.

 

Braille Embossers / Printers

Braille Embosser / PrinterA braille embosser is an impact printer that renders text as tactile braille cells. Using braille translation software, a document can be embossed with relative ease, making braille production efficient and cost-effective.

ViewPlus Columbia Embosser.
The ViewPlus Columbia is the perfect blend of tactile graphics and Braille at 100 CPS. Large format paper and industry leading tactile graphics all in a convenient desktop embosser.

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ViewPlus  DeltaViewPlus Delta.
The VP Delta is the perfect blend of tactile graphics and Braille at 120 CPS. Large format paper and industry leading tactile graphics all in a convenient desktop embosser.

braillo_300Braillo 300 S2 Braille Embosser.
The Braillo 300 S2 has the reputation of being the most reliable production Braille embosser available.
Much like it’s predecessor, the award winning Braillo 200, the Braillo 300 S2 Braille embosser is a reliable and dependable embosser for medium to heavy Braille production. Embossing at 300 CPS (900 pages per hour) using continuous (tractor/Z fold/fanfold) Braille paper, it offers exceptional dot quality and consistency. Its combination of speed, reliability, durability and quietness are the reasons why it is used across the world by most of the largest Braille production facilities.
Prints both 6 and 8 dot Braille
Interpoint / Single-side
300 characters per second
High Quality Braille
Uses continuous tractor feed Braille paper in a variety of sizes.

 

Braillo 450 S2Braillo 450 S2 Braille Embosser.
The Cornerstone of High Production Braille Businesses
The Braillo 450 S2 is an ideal embosser for those that need increased Braille output over the 300 S2, but not the speed and scalability of the 600 S2. It shares the same chassis as the 300 S2, but internal components are upgraded to ensure superior dot quality and consistency at these higher embossing speeds. Using continuous/fanfold Braille paper and embossing at 450 CPS (1,350 pages per hour), it will be a trusted, high speed asset to your business..
Duxbury braille translation software is supplied with the Braillo embosser.

 

Braillo 600 S2Braillo 600 S2 Braille Embosser.
A High Speed Production Embosser With The Ability To Scale
The Braillo 600 S2 Braille embosser is the faster, more robust counterpart to the Braillo 450 S2. Embossing at 600 CPS (1,800 pages per hour), it is the fastest continuous/fanfold embosser available, and it offers remarkable dot quality and dependability. Its combination of speed, reliability and quietness are the reasons why its predecessor, the Braillo 600, is used across the world by most of the largest Braille production facilities. Unique to the 600 S2 is that it is built upon a chassis that can be upgraded to a Braillo 600 SR as your Braille production needs expand.
Free duxbury Braille Translation software with the Braillo embosser.

Braillo 600 SR embosserBraillo 600 SR Embosser.
The Braillo 600 SR braille embosser meant for large volume Braille production. This Braille embosser is unique, as it uses paper rolls instead of continuous tractor feed paper. Using paper rolls helps to save money on paper expenses and also eliminates the need for a burster and its operator.
Each roll yields roughly 15,000 Braille sheets (30,000 interpoint pages) –After text is brailled, a built-in paper cutter cuts the paper and releases it to the stacker. When the stacker is full (it holds 1000 sheets), a sensor stops the machine so the cut and stacked Braille documents can be removed.
This embosser prints at 1,800 pages-per-hour.
Prints both 6 and 8 dot Braille
Interpoint / Single-side
600 characters per second (1800 pages per hour.

Braillo 650 SF EmbosserBraillo 650 SF Embosser.
The Braillo 650 SF Braille embosser employs a paper cutter for four page-per-sheet (magazine/newspaper) format.  This heavy-duty embosser is ideal for creating both Braille magazines and textbooks – once these sheets are brailled, the machine is able to add a cover, staple and fold it in order to make a complete and finished book. This is the fastest and easiest way to create a complete Braille book or magazine – simply send the document to the embosser and a finished book will come out.  Using paper rolls helps to save money on paper expenses and also eliminates the need for a burster and its operator. Each roll yields roughly 15,000 Braille sheets (30,000 interpoint pages).         
The embosser prints at 1,950 pages-per-hour
Prints both 6 and 8 dot Braille
Interpoint / Single-side
650 characters per second (1950 pages per hour).

Braillo 650 SW Embosser

Braillo 650 SW Embosser.
The Braillo 650 SW Braille Embosser employs a paper cutter for two or four page-per-sheet format, and a conveyor belt engineered to handle large format production. This heavy-duty embosser is ideal for creating both Braille magazines and textbooks – once the brailled documents reach the conveyor belt, they are separated by “signatures” and the user will then remove and fold the sheets into magazine/book format ready for binding.  Using paper rolls helps to save money on paper expenses and also eliminates the need for a burster and its operator. Each roll yields roughly 15,000 Braille sheets (30,000 interpoint pages
 This embosser prints at 1,950 pages-per-hourPrints both 6 and 8 dot Braille.
Interpoint / Single-side
650 characters per second (1950 pages per hour).

Index Basic D v5 Braille PrinterIndex Basic-D Braille Embosser.
The Basic-D is one of few portable Braille embossers. Its light weight design and competitive price makes it truly unique. 

For years Basic-D has been the most sold braille embosser in the world. It uses fanfold paper to produce single or double-sided braille.
Compact size
100 characters per second
Print from portable devices
Braille and text labeled control panel
Tractor-fed: the most reliable paper feeding method​.

Index Braille Box EmbosserIndex Braille Box v5 Embosser.
High production volumes
Braille Box is the best embosser for high volume production of braille, using cut sheet paper. It has the best sheet feeder ever to be used in a braille embosser, high speed and high durability. 
Using the latest electronic platforms, injection modeling tools and professional design Index Braille has made it possible to combine high performance and an attractive price.
Previously, good dot quality has always resulted in a high noise level. Now this has changed. Braille Box is the first single sheet Braille embosser that is completely sealed off. This combined with a muffled ventilation gives a surprisingly low noise level. Braille Box can be placed in an office environment, making no more noise than an ink printer.
The basis for making a good single sheet embosser is the sheet feeder. The sheet feeder used in Braille Box is owned by Index Braille and the best ever to be used in a braille embosser. The pick up function has been optimized for quality Braille paper and tested to perfection. The paper tray holds up to 400 sheets of paper.

Index Everest D EmbosserIndex Everest D v5 Embosser.
Everest-D is a single sheet fed Braille embosser, with quick document production using the automatic magazine format.
100 characters per second
50 page sheet feeder with NEW sheet fed technology
Braille & text labeled interface panel
Multi language speech feedback
Automatic magazine formatting 
Single & double sided braille - the industry standard
High Resolution tactile graphics
Supports Index-direct-Braille,

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