Braille Devices and Software

What's available:
  • Braille Lite 40
  • Braille Printer
  • Piaf
  • Slate & Stylist
  • Perkins Brailler
  • Braille & Speak
  • Tactile Tablet
  • MountBatten Brailler
  • Wikki Stix
  • Duxbury Translation
  • PC Edit
  • Duxbury Nemeth
  • Dancing Dots
  • Audio Calc

Braille Lite 40  

Braille Lite 40-cell refreshable Braille notetaker delivers an array of practical features from a complete word processor to a personal organizer, and more. The large 40 character Braille display provides ample space for reading documents or even entire electronic books and articles. Scroll through volumes of materials with Braille Lite 40's two advance bars. And, 40 cursor routers allow you instant movement to any cell on the display, for fast and easy editing. Combine the Braille Lite 40 with popular screen access software such as JAWS? for Windows ? and you have a world-class 40-cell display for your PC.

 

 

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Versapoint Brailler 

The VersaPoint is a high quality, reliable, low maintenance Braille embosser. It provides you with an economical method of completing high volume Braille Production. Easy one button commands allow you to reconfigure Braille output and check work. Braille can be configured for 6-dot and 8-dot output of speeds up to 60 characters per second and 42 characters per line. The speech synthesizer option speaks menus and doubles as external speech for your computer.

 

VersaPoint Brailler (Versapoint Duo) 

 

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P.I.A.F - Picture in a Flash 

A Simple and Fast Way to Produce Tactile Graphics
P.I.A.F. is a controlled heat source for the automatic development of heat sensitive paper, known as capsule paper. It enables high quality tactile graphics, suitable for blind and visually impaired people, to be made quickly and easily.

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Slate and Stylus  

These devices include slates and frames where each dot is embossed downwards by a stylus; this necessitates writing Braille in mirror-image form from right to left. Some Braille slates are part of a frame such that a two-line slate can be stepped down a page to give a whole page of Braille. Plastic slates are lighter than metal ones but the hinges tend to have a lower life expectancy. Frames without hinges only work with a fixed size of paper, but are very popular as a pocket note-taking device. The design of the handle of the stylus significantly affects the ease of use, but the larger handles are less convenient to carry in the pocket. Various attempts have been made to produce upward-writing Braille slates; to date, none of these devices have been easy to use by a blind person.

 

Slate & Stylus 

 

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Perkins Brailler 

Braille - is based on six dots, like the design on a domino: it consists of 63 symbols made up of all the possible variations of these dots. 26 of these represent the letters of the alphabet and 10 punctuation marks. They can be used simply to produce a letter-by-letter copy of print. This is known as Grade 1 or uncontracted braille. It is seldom used, as it takes up a lot of space and is comparatively slow to read.

Grade 2 braille was developed to reduce the size of books and make reading quicker. Other symbols are used to represent common letter combinations, for example 'OW', 'ER', and words such as 'AND' and 'FOR'. Combinations of two symbols are also used to represent some words, eg 'THROUGH'. Some characters may change their meaning, depending on how they are spaced.

 

Perkins Brailler

 

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Braille 'n Speak 

Braille 'n Speak is a compact pocket notetaker that allows braille users to organise information quickly, quietly and reliably. It is easily operated by simple commands entered on a seven key braille keyboard that's comfortable to touch. This versatile device can also be used as a talking computer terminal, a braille to print transcriber and word processor, a talking calculator, clock and calendar and a talking telephone directory.

Braille 'n Speak has enough memory to remember about two thousand pages of braille. It has an in-built speech synthesizer and is able to clearly speak the braille text stored in its memory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Braille 'n Speak 

 

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MountBatten Brailler  

The MB Pro now has both digitized and synthetic speech providing a multi-sensory approach to learning braille. You can combine typing and touching braille with the audio reinforcement of real speech confirming the letters or dot combinations you have brailled. The synthetic speech features enable a student to create an assignment, edit text, modify, delete, block text and then produce a copy of the assignment in braille.

 

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Wikki Stix 

Wikki Stix? can be used for art projects to show print letter shapes and three-dimensional figures. Orientation and Mobility Instructors can use Wikki Stix? to make quick "Wikki maps". Wikki Stix? cling to the paper and may be examined by touch, yet they can be easily rearranged. The Wikki cord can be used again and again. Each package contains 48 cords, eight inches long.

Wikki Stix

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Duxbury Translation 

Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) and MegaDots, are used by many of the world's leading braille publishers. DBT supports grade 1 and grade 2 translation in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Malaysian, Swedish, as well as other languages. DBT can produce contracted and uncontracted braille, mathematics, and technical braille.

Use DBT or MegaDots to import MS Word files and turn them into braille at the touch of a button. You can also create braille from virtually any word processor, scan in information, use information from the World Wide Web, or create documents with our built-in word processors.

 

 

 

 

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Duxbury Braille Translation 

Duxbury Grade Two Translator
Braille Translation Software

Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) is a braille translation software that is easy to use. DBT provides translation and fomatting facilities that automate the process of cenversion from regular print to braille and vice versa. Additionally, it provides word processing facilities for working directly in braille as well as print.



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Talking Scientific Calculator  

Audio Calc Talking Scientific Calculator

AudioCalc performs 15 scientific functions and speaks keys as they are pressed. Some of its capabilities include number editing, trigonometry, and transcendental functions. Dependable AudioCalc has a waterproof keyboard for extra durability and uses rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries or standard household current.

Audio Calc

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