BlindShell is an application developed for visually impaired individuals. It is controlled by simple touch gesture. There is also a text-to-speech feature with vibration and sound responses. Blindshell contains the following applications: Call, Messages, Contacts, Alarm, Notes, Voice Recorder, Book Reader, Color Recognition, Settings, Information about State, Favorites and Missed Events. There is also an easy-to-use keyboard for writing numbers and texts. To purchase BlindShell see Google Play.
The Braille Sense U2 QWERTY, model H432Q, is a Braille and electronic notetaker and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This compact, portable notetaker has a 9-key Perkins-style Braille keyboard, a QWERTY (alphabetic) keyboard, a 32-cell braille display, and an optional LCD display. It provides the functionality of a laptop computer, including WiFi, chat, document processing, DAISY playback, GPS, YouTube, Excel, and DropBox. It can perform up to sev
The Braille+ Mobile Manager, model 1-07450-00, is a personal digital assistant (PDA) and voice output electronic organizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This braille-input version of the Icon from LevelStar has a Perkins-style Braille keyboard, a 30 gigabyte (GB) hard drive, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability. Features include word processing; an MP3 player; a book player that supports DAISY books and Bookshare; voice recording; an address book, clock
The Disk Drive for Notetaker is a disk accessory designed to enable users of Freedom Scientific braille and electronic notetakers (Braille 'N Speak, Type 'N Speak, Braille Lite, or Type Lite; see separate entries) to save any file from a notetaker to a standard diskette. The diskettes are formatted in standard PC-compatible format and are readable by any IBM or compatible computer. The diskettes can be used for data storage or sharing or to serve as a backup of file memory for the notetaker. Thi
The Echo Smartpen is a scanner and digital recorder that records handwritten notes and accompanying audio commentary for people with developmental, learning, cognitive or memory disabilities. The Echo is a functioning pen that uses a high-speed infrared camera to record everything it writes. It also has a microphone embedded in the pen that records lectures or audio notes made by the user to augment the written material. The Echo has an ARM 9 processor, and video and audio recordings are stored
Icon is a personal digital assistant (PDA) and voice output electronic organizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Used by itself, this device is a portable electronic organizer and digital talking book player. Used in conjunction with the optional docking station, it is a notetaker and Internet access device. Pre-installed software applications include a calendar, address book, Web browser, e-mail, word processor, music player, podcast player / recorder, voice re
The Livescribe Aegir Smartpen Dolphin edition allows the user to transcribe handwritten notes to Android or iOS via bluetooth, using the Livescribe+ companion app. Notes can be synced automatically or be saved until the pen is synced with the app. Notes become searchable and taggable once synced. The pen can trasncribe and edit in 22 languages. Other features of the pen include: real-time syncing of drawn and written notes, "pencasts" that sync recorded audio to handwriting and the pen can creat
The Livescribe Aegir Smartpen uses bluetooth technology to transform handwriting into text on Android and iOS devices using the Livscribe+ companion app to allow individuals to take notes by hand and then access them in a digital format. Notes taken can be tagged and searched for access after they are stored. Other features of the pen include: real-time syncing of drawn and written notes, "pencasts" that sync recorded audio to handwriting and the pen can create PDFs of notes and pencasts. Can tr
The Echo smartpen from Livescribe records everything a user hears, says and writes, while linking audio recordings to notes. All recordings can be found within the simplistic interface. The device features a replaceable ink tip and a rechargeable lithium battery.
Maestro is a voice output personal digital assistant (PDA) designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is an HP iPAQ Pocket PC made accessible by means of a text-to-speech application and a tactile keyboard membrane over the PDA touch screen. Functions include a calendar, contact list, notetaking, and access to text files. Notes can be taken directly using the tactile keyboard or an external wireless braille or alphabetic keyboard. Files can be transferred to and from
The Milestone 112 Ace is a note taker voice recorder designed for any person with a disability to record up to 80 hours of recording. This voice recorder features six large, tactile buttons. The Milestone 112 Ace is the size of a credit card and comes in a sturdy, blue casing. It features a powerful loudspeaker and a headphone jack, microphone connector, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection for data backup, and a rechargeable lithium battery.
PAC Mate TNS is a personal digital assistant (PDA) designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This Pocket PC device has an alphabetic keyboard and utilizes JAWS for Windows (see separate entry) for speech output. The alphabetic keyboard uses standard JAWS commands. The device provides access to everyday Windows-based desktop data and software applications, and can run Pocket PC versions of popular software programs to manage information internally or sync up and share data
VoiceNote QT is an electronic notetaker designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. Input is made through a standard alphabetic (QWERTY) computer keyboard while output is delivered through synthetic speech. This notetaker has a Windows CE operating system and a program suite that includes a word processor that can read and write files in Microsoft Word format; a planner with a calendar, scheduler, and diary with audible alarms; an address list manager; an e-mail program with PO