Aug 25, 2017
249-08-25-17 Orbit Reader 20
Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look
at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to
help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or
other special needs!
Did you know braille books are nearly a square foot in size,
and the average novel spans several volumes? To make books
more accessible and portable, Perkins Library introduced the Orbit
Reader 20 earlier this month. The Orbit Reader 20 is a brand
new, refreshable braille display that will make books readily
available like a Kindle.
As a standalone device, users are able to read braille content
stored on an SD card that plugs directly into the device. The
Reader also connects to a computer that uses a screen reader so
they can use apps like Kindle, iBooks, and more.
- Eight braille input keys
- Five-way arrow and select control keys
- Two panning control bars
- Simple note-taking capability
- Rechargeable batteries
- And more
The device will be available for purchase in the near future
through American Printing House for the Blind. Visit aph.org
For more information, to read our blog, or to drop us a line,
. That was your Accessibility Minute
for this week! I¹m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project
at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.