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FYI: More on the affordable braille device

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:08:14 -0400
To: W3C WAI ARIA <public-aria@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20160331180814.GI2131@opera.rednote.net>
Colleagues:

On today's ARIA call, I mentioned that 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:
http://www.aph.org/orbit-reader-20/

The background of how the device came to be is provided here:
http://www.transformingbraille.org/orbit-reader-20-launch/

Enjoy!

Janina


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