Easy-Link is a small-sized Braille keyboard that allows users full access to a PDA, mobile phone or laptop. Easy-Link is portable and can fit in purse or pocket, so it can be a useful solution for visually impaired users who use a variety of technology tools in daily living.
The Juliet Embosser is capable of printing Braille on both sides of a page up to 56 characters wide. Features include regular Braille graphics, high resolution Braille graphics, and Dynamic Braille Scaling. With Dynamic Braille Scaling, you can turn on different Braille sizes, even within the same document. Built-in Braille sizes include Library of Congress Braille with or without increased line spacing, California sign Braille, or Jumbo Braille. Regular or high resolution Braille graphics can be used to make maps, simple line drawings, or math more accessible
The Tiger Software Suite allows users to quickly create Braille transcriptions of text and graphics from within programs such as MS Word and Excel. Users can also print the original text along with the Braille transcription. An assistive technology for writing skills.
The VP SpotDot combines a standard color printer with a Braille embosser. The printed documents appear visually-identical to those from a standard inkjet printer, but the embosser also impacts the paper so printed features are raised for touch. Use VP SpotDot to create embossed color images and diagrams, raised text and math characters and to translate and print Braille.
A few decades ago, Braille was on the wane. Technology was seen as likely to replace the tactile communication method, as text-to-speech readers and recorded books, for example, offered access to classroom materials. Students at special schools for the blind moved into regular classrooms, which are rich in text, but not text that is accessible to someone who is visually impaired. Among some students, families, and educators, use of Braille was seen as a sort of failure. Among the visually impaired, about 90 percent are believed to have some functional vision.
Expanded captions are designed to enhance the educational value by linking unfamiliar words to one of three types of information: vocabulary definitions, labeled illustrations, or concept maps. This study investigated the effects of expanded captions versus standard captions on the comprehension of educational video materials on DVD by secondary students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Participants were assigned randomly to two groups, with each group experiencing both conditions in counterbalanced order.
Provides speech and Braille access for Windows. Support for Microsoft Office packages, web browsers and other popular programs. Human-sounding speech with the option to connect to a refreshable braille display; includes options to allow the user to fine-tune read back to their preferences.
Dolphin EasyConverter allows users to create versions of learning printed learning materials that can be converted to Braille, MP3, large print or DAISY digital talking book. This can be done in two ways, either from electronic files on the user's computer or from printed documents scanned in to Microsoft Word. Once the file is created, users can output it in any format they choose, making this a possible solution for classrooms with a wide variety of learning needs for reading.
CTL's collection of rugged Chromebook laptops, monitors and tablets, including features such as plastic bumpers, reinforced ports, water-resistant keyboards, non-slip textures and carrying handles.
The features have changed. New are the following: Access the Bookshare collection directly from the app
• Browse, search and download books quickly and easily, including those with images
• Read words on the screen with synchronized text-to-speech (Read2Go audio on)
• Read with highly natural Acapela voices and navigate with VoiceOver gestures (Read2Go audio on, VoiceOver on)
• Read with Apple VoiceOver gestures and voice (VoiceOver on, Read2Go audio off)