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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Dec 8, 2023

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!

Last week, we talked about the Victor Reader Stream 3 by Humanware which is a pocket-sized digital media audio player that allows users to enjoy their media content.  Another available product from Humanware is the Brailliant BI 20X Braille Display.

The Brailliant BI 20X is the “ideal” portable 20–cell refreshable Braille display that you can pair with your favorite devices or use with standalone applications.  

The Brailliant BI X series of Braille displays are the first to include text-to-speech, bringing you closer to a hybrid notetaker feel.
According to Humanware:“By allowing you to speak the word under the cursor and announce an unfamiliar word, the text-to-speech feature promotes Braille proficiency, making it easier to switch from uncontracted to contracted Braille…”

Other features include:
* Connectivity for up to 5 Bluetooth devices and 1 USB device simultaneously
* Wake up iOS function
* Connectivity to participating online libraries including Bookshare, NLS BARD, and NFB Newsline
* Onboard applications powered by KeySoft Lite
* Battery lasts around 20 hours
* And more!

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I'd like to take a moment to thank InTRAC, the Indiana Telephone Relay Access Corporation for sponsoring our transcript today.  You can find out more about InTRAC at

That was your Accessibility Minute for this week! I’m Brian Norton filling in for Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.