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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……

 

Colleagues:

 

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 Sajka,      Phone: +1.443.300.2200

                                                sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net

                                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

 

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* katie *

 

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

 

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