iPad, iPhone (3GS or later), and iPod touch (3rd generation or later) support more than 50 Bluetooth wireless braille displays right out of the box. Simply pair one and start using it to navigate your iOS device with VoiceOver — no additional software needed. In addition, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch include braille tables for more than 25 languages.
Use Refreshabraille 18 to Access Other Equipment
Refreshabraille, like a computer’s monitor and keyboard, is a device designed to be used with other equipment. Refreshabraille provides the screen and keyboard for that other device. Whether that device is a cell phone, PC, or APH’s own Braille+ Mobile Manager, every effort has been made to make the process simple, reliable, and trouble-free.
The 18 cursor routing keys are located immediately below the braille cells. Each braille cell has its own routing key. These keys work in conjunction with the screen reader or portable device (like Braille+) to move the editing cursor to the place in the document that corresponds with what appears on the display.
Braille Input Keys
The braille input keys are arranged with the traditional six dots in a line, then the dot 7, space, and dot 8 below them. They may be used to type text to the device that the display is connected to.
The joystick is located between braille input keys for dot 1 and dot 4. It is a five-position switch, and depending on the software you use with the device, these keys usually act like the four arrow keys and select.
VarioConnect 12 is a compact braille display that will easily fit into a pocket!
With its 12 Braille cells, the VarioConnect 12 is just a little wider then a deck of playing cards – but only half as thick! Fully charged built-in batteries enable you to read and write Braille completely wireless for up to 20 hours.
The special Braille key in the middle of the Keyboard even permits you typing Braille when standing.
Dimensions: 5.11” x 3.19” x 0.66”
This is braille display provides the perfect braille reading solution with its sleek design options and flexibility. Move about at home or work with up to 300 feet of Bluetooth wireless connectivity. Enjoy screen narration for braille and speech and complete braille access to your iOS Device.
Connect your braille display to your computer, smartphone or tablet simultaneously with the Alva BC680 from Optelec. This is the first 80-cell braille display that allows multiple device connection, so you can continue receiving email and texts while you work! You can even divide the console into a pair of separate braille controls with 2 sets of front keys and smartpads while also designating the number of cells per display.
Better yet, you can disconnect the display from either device, and continue reading up to 80 characters at a time before moving your cursor. This is by far, the most versatile braille display for any work environment.
Finally HIMS Deaf-Blind Communicator App is available at Apple App Store. You can search “HIMS Chat” and it is free to download. HIMS Chat will work with all HIMS Braille devices like Braille Sense U2, Braille Sense U2 QWERTY, Braille Sense OnHand and Braille EDGE 40 as well as other Braille Products in the market.
What is “HIMS Chat”?
HIMS Chat is an application designed to facilitate face-to-face communication between a Deaf-Blind person and a sighted person via Bluetooth connectivity between an iPhone, iPod, or iPad, and a HIMS Braille Sense notetaker (Braille Sense U2, Braille Sense U2 QWERTY, Braille Sense OnHand) or Braille EDGE 40.