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 Mountbatten brailler  Braille Plus, refreshabraille 18, querty keyboard  BrailleNote  PacMate  Humanware Victor Stream  Bookport Plus  Embossers.

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1  Mountbatten brailler  Braille Plus, refreshabraille 18, querty keyboard  BrailleNote  PacMate  Humanware Victor Stream  Bookport Plus  Embossers  Duxbury Software What is on campus?

2 Some mainstream technology  Computer with JAWS  Netbooks  Kendall and other E-readers  put on a thumbdrive- screenreader for any computer  accessible websites for the blind  IPhones and most Apple products  Note: While all the above are great, it is recommended that these be accompanied by a braille display so that the user can read the text as opposed to listening to the material.

3 Mountbatten brailler

4 Mountbatten Brailler  Electric braillewriter/word processor  Has a built in memory, can store documents on it and emboss later or save files that you may want to emboss in future  Research has indicated that Mountbatten braillers are a fun way for preschoolers to begin learning the braille code and their alphabet alongside their sighted peers.  Does have a screen reader feature that allows teachers to view student work and to communicate back and forth with students on the brailler. Works best in grade one, which is perfect for the little preschoolers, who are just being introduced to braille.

5 The Braille Plus Mobile Manager

6 Braille Plus from APH  Available with Quota funds!  For notetaker, go to applications  Hit 51 for wordprocessor  Begin document or hit menu to scroll through (you can also go through file explorer to open a document)  To review what has been written, dots 1,2,3, and spacebar- will read line by line  Backspace- *, new line- V (or ok)  Delete- control +d  Save –control +s  Can save on a flash drive, hard drive  Give file a name and choose folder  Go to utilities menu, go to “disk drive mode”- enter and the folder will show up in your computer as a flash drive- there you can retrIeve and print any documents  To create folders, do so in the file explorer on your hard drive on the Braille +.

7 The Refreshabraille from APH

8 Refreshabraille from APH  Is a tactile/ Braille display for computers, PDAs, IPhone and IPad  Very cool!  Works with the Braille+ Mobile Manager as well

9 BrailleNote Apex

10 BrailleNote APEX and Braille Note MPower  Can be viewed on your computer’s screen via KeyNote.  Dots 1,2,3,4,5,6 and spacebar gives you the main menu.  Go to word processor, give your document a name. Ctrl +S= saves  Can add/save books using the USB connection  Easily accessible to the internet

11 PacMate BX

12 PacMate BX- Braille Keyboard  Is synced to your computer, using activesync.  Can be viewed on your computer’s screen via pm viewer or my mobiler.  F6- FSedit  F2-File, scroll down to new, begin typing text  When finished, hit F2- scroll down to “save as”- type in name of document  Hit tab (5,6 and spacebar) to get to save document as which file? Choose rich text.  Tab down to save- push enter (dot 8)  It will be automatically saved on the file on the desktop and ready to fix or print OR emboss! Easy access to the internet Download books onto them and read them using the braille display with audio. 

13 PacMate QX

14  Has a Querty( alpha-numeric) keyboard  Has a braille display  Can turn on braille input at anytime, using insert+shift+F9- F=Dot 1, D=Dot 3, A=Dot 7, J= Dot 4, K=Dot 5, L= Dot 6 semicolon= Dot 8 semicolon= Dot 8 Windows key= start menu Windows key= start menu Alt= Menu Alt= Menu F1- Left Soft Key F1- Left Soft Key F2= Right Soft key F2= Right Soft key Insert +s, up arrow= increases volume Insert +s, up arrow= increases volume insert +S, down arrow= decreases volume insert +S, down arrow= decreases volume Easy access to the internet Download books onto them and read them using the braille display with audio.

15 HumanWare’s VictorStream

16  The Victor Reader Stream is the only DAISY player that offers you so much in such a small package  Download your favorite books and MP3s on your Victor Reader Stream and leave home with your library in the palm of your hand. This versatile, powerful Victor Reader Stream DAISY-MP3 player lets you read and navigate through complex books, such as reference manuals and school books, as well as novels and magazines. You can also use the Victor Reader Stream's built in Vocalizer text to speech voice to read books in text format such as Bookshare. And that's not all... the Victor Reader Stream has many more functions, including an integrated microphone to record voice notes. No other DAISY player offers you so much in such a small package... and at such an affordable price

17 The Bookport Plus from APH

18 The BookPort Plus from APH Read Digital talking books Play digital Audio Read computer files Record and make recordings

19 Other Important Braille tools that should not be forgotten and tricks of the trade:  Abacus  Slate and Stylus  Need a document brailled? Scan it into the scanner in the workroom, save it and then translate it in Duxbury! Works most of the time!


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