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FW: More on the affordable braille device

From: Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL <ryladog@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 13:55:13 -0400
To: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <115601d18aad$4fc8ccb0$ef5a6610$@gmail.com>
See this note below from Janina Sajka……




A new refreshable braille display was lighting up the email lists following on CSUN.


The device is called the Orbit Reader 20. It's a 20-char refreshable braille display expected to cost approximately $500 USD.


The device is more than a simple display device. It also:


*             Supports simple note taking

*             SD card read/write

*             USB and BlueTooth

*             Runs on rechargeable batteries



Read more at APH's page for this device:



The background of how the device came to be is provided here:





Janina Sajka,      Phone: +1.443.300.2200


                                Email:    janina@rednote.net <mailto:janina@rednote.net> 


Linux Foundation Fellow

Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:             http://a11y.org


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures               http://www.w3.org/wai/apa





* katie *


Katie Haritos-Shea 
Chair, WAI Interest Group
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)


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