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8 Digit Talking Calculator
Automatic power shutoff. Measures 5" H x 6-7/8" W. Requires two AA batteries (not included). 90 day warranty.lssgroup@aol.com
BookSense (Standard)
A compact and lightweight portable DAISY player. This multi-function DAISY reader is compatible with a wide range of audio formats including DAISY and MP3. Other features include,a built-in text to speech engine, clock, recorder. Its built-in text to speech engine supports a wide range of electronic documents.
BookSense XT
A compact and lightweight portable DAISY player. This multi-function DAISY reader is compatible with a wide range of audio formats including DAISY and MP3. Other features include: a built-in text to speech engine, calculator, clock, recorder. Its built-in text to speech engine supports a wide range of electronic documents. The BookSense comes in two models. BookSense(Standard) and BookSense XT. Both models play audio files, DAISY content, and read documents. Secured-Digital (SD) memory card slot, and built-in digital recorder are all standard features on both the BookSense and BookSense XT. The media player supports a variety of formats, such as MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WAX, M4A, and WMA. The BookSense XT has enhanced features including 4 Gig built-in memory, Bluetooth Headphone option, and built-in FM radio.
Braille Sense Plus
A PDA with braille and speech output and a braille keyboard. Features a word processor, appointment calendar, phone book, media player and scientific calculator. Can be used as a braille display and speech synthesizer when connected to a personal computer. sales@gwmicro.com
Braille Sense U2
The New Braille Sense U2 provides power and speed in a notetaker. Powerful performance with faster processing Boasting a 1GHz Mobile CPU and a 32GB flashdisk, Braille Sense U2 offers rapid data processing combined with as much memory as you desire.
Braille+ Mobile Manager
Small, Linux-based PDA with a 30-gigabyte hard drive and wireless capability. Includes an address book, calendar, word processor, MP3/DAISY player, voice recorder, journal, web browser and e-mail. Available with a docking station. Also features a braille keyboard.
BrailleNote Apex BT 32
Built-in options are at your fingertips to access Web pages, download e-mails or retrieve files from your network. Enjoy the convenience of wireless accessories and connectivity to keyboards. Printers, embossers, hard drives, flash drives and more, it?s a snap to connect to one of the three available USB ports. Keep an updated list of personal contacts and appointments by synchronizing information with your PC. Use your BrailleNote?s keyboard to navigate with your computer screen reader using the Braille Terminal Mode.
Calculator Desk Model, Large Display
Desk calculator with an 8-digit LCD readout on a module that can be moved up or down for better visibility. Numbers are 5/8" high and keys are .62 inches wide for better visibility and for ease of use. Uses solar power and back-up batteries (included).can-do@independentliving.com
Desktop Talking Calculator
Eight-digit full-function talking calculator that features ½” black number display and a clear female voice. Features include repeat, memory, auto power shut-off, and adjustable volume. Audio results may be given in either units or digits. Uses AA batteries (not included).
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Small, Linux-based PDA with a 30-gigabyte hard drive and wireless capability. Includes an address book, calendar, word processor, MP3/DAISY player, voice recorder, journal, web browser and e-mail. Available with a docking station.
iPhone
The iPhone is a line of Internet and multimedia-enabled smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. An iPhone functions as a camera phone (also including text messaging and visual voicemail), a portable media player (equivalent to a video iPod), and an Internet client (with e-mail, web browsing, and Wi-Fi connectivity). The user interface is built around the device's multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard rather than a physical one. Third-party applications are available from the App Store.
Jumbo Display Folding Calculator
Compact LCD eight-digit calculator with large number (½”) display. Powered by solar energy and battery back-up. can-do@independentliving.com
Math Window Braille Basic Math
Math Window is an easy to use math teaching tool utilizing magnetic tiles on a conveniently-sized work surface. It is portable and comes with its own carrying case. Math concepts are easier to understand using this tactile method of building and solving math problems. Tiles can be stored along the perimeter of the board or on our new attachable tile pallet (optional). The Braille Basic Math Kit provides the essentials for students to complete problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as well as fractions and decimals. This moveable Nemeth teaching system allows the student to quickly set problems and easily make changes. Braille Basic Math features include: Standard size Nemeth Code centered on each tile 1/2" square tiles, extra thick for ease of manipulation 11"x14" framed work surface Sturdy canvas carrying case with storage pocket Optional Algebra Add-on is available wolfproducts@mathwindow.com
Math Window Braille Geometry Kit
The Braille Geometry Kit will allow the student to work and solve geometric problems, as well as, graph them on the double-sided, framed work surface. This kit contains point markers for locating points and plotting squares to help the student accurately plot points on the graph. Wickki Stix? are used to connect the plotted points, forming line segments and curves, and to illustrate math functions. Tiles are stored on an attachable tile pallet to allow interchangeable use of both sides of the work surface. Braille Geometry Kit features include: Standard sized Nemeth Code centered on each tile 1/2" square tiles, extra thick for ease of manipulation 14"x16" double-sided work surface: one flat for working problems and the other with raised grid lines for graphing Sturdy canvas carrying case with storage pocket Attachable tile pallet to store tiles Pre-cut geometric shapes identified with Braille and print wolfproducts@mathwindow.com
Maxi Handheld Talking Calculator with Alarm
Eight-digit talking calculator with LCD and entries and results spoken in a female voice. Includes an alarm clock, adjustable volume/repeat, and memory. Uses two AAA batteries (not included).
Money Talks
An accessible banking account management program. It offers the user a simple and effective means of maintaining accurate information for a variety of account types. The program includes the ability to download and use electronic banking information to reconcile accounts, automatic category memorization and reuse, recurring transactions, and reports on a number of aspects of the accounts. The program supports controlling the layout and font size for low vision users and is self-voicing. It may also be used in conjunction with a screen reading program. Money Talks maximizes flexibility by providing a means of embossing the check register or printing it in large print, printing checks in a variety of formats, and remembering the workspace the user last used with the program.
Numbers
Created exclusively for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, Numbers includes support for Multi-Touch gestures and Smart Zoom so you can create powerful spreadsheets using just your fingers. Start with one of over 30 Apple-designed templates for your home budget, checklist, invoice, mortgage calculator, and more. Choose from over 250 functions. Tap to add tables, charts, text, and images anywhere on the free-form canvas. Touch and drag your finger to reorder columns and rows and to resize tables. Double-tap a cell to bring up the intelligent keyboard that helps you enter text, formulas, dates and times, or duration. Animate your data with interactive column, bar, scatter, and bubble charts. With iCloud built in, your spreadsheets are kept up to date across all your devices. You can instantly share a spreadsheet using just a link, giving others the latest version and the ability to edit it directly with Numbers for iCloud beta from www.icloud.com using a Mac or PC browser. And with a new unified file format across the Mac, iOS, and the web, your spreadsheets are consistently beautiful everywhere you open them. Get started quickly - Stunning new user interface designed to match iOS 7 - Over 30 Apple-designed templates give your spreadsheets a beautiful start - Double-tap a cell to access the intelligent keyboard to add text, formulas, dates and times, and more - Numbers has a new calculation engine - Reorder columns and rows, and resize tables, with a touch and a drag - Import and edit Microsoft Excel and CSV files using Mail, a WebDAV service, or iTunes File Sharing - Turn on Coaching Tips for guided in-app help Beautiful spreadsheets - Place tables, charts, text, and images anywhere on the free-form canvas - Update tables, charts, text, and images using beautiful preset styles - Insert photos and video with the Media Browser - Create a form to quickly enter data on the go - Edit down to the pixel with rulers, alignment guides, and powerful graphics tools Data uncrunched - Choose from over 250 powerful functions - Get built-in help and sample formulas for each function - Sort columns in ascending or descending order - Hide or unhide rows and columns - Turn filters on and off in imported spreadsheets - Insert gorgeous 2D and 3D charts - Animate data with new interactive column, bar, scatter, and bubble charts - Change values in cells using sliders, steppers, checkboxes, pop-ups, and star ratings - Use Undo to go back through your previous changes iCloud - Turn on iCloud so you can access and edit your spreadsheets from your Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and iCloud.com - Access and edit your spreadsheets from a Mac or PC browser at www.icloud.com with Numbers for iCloud beta - Numbers automatically saves your documents as you make changes Share your work - Use AirDrop to send your spreadsheet to anyone nearby - Quickly and easily share a link to your work via Mail, Messages, Twitter, or Facebook - Anyone with a shared document link will always have access to the latest version of the spreadsheet and can edit it with you at iCloud.com with Numbers for iCloud beta - Export your spreadsheet to CSV, PDF, and Microsoft Excel - Use "Open in Another App" to copy spreadsheets to apps such as Dropbox - Print wirelessly with AirPrint, including a single tab, or all tabs
PAC Mate Omni BX400
Portable PDA with a braille keyboard. A detachable braille display can be added. Includes JAWS for Windows CE for speech output and Windows Mobile 6.0 with Pocket versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet Explorer plus Calendar, E-mail, Contacts, FSEdit (braille word processor), FSCalc (financial and scientific calculator), MediaPlayer and other applications. Full desktop synchronization through ActiveSync.
PAC Mate Omni QX400
Portable PDA with a QWERTY-style keyboard. A detachable braille display can be added. Includes JAWS for Windows CE for speech output and Windows Mobile 6.0 with Pocket versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet Explorer plus Calendar, E-mail, Contacts, FSEdit (braille word processor), FSCalc (financial and scientific calculator), MediaPlayer and other applications. Full desktop synchronization through ActiveSync.
PAC Mate Omni QX420
Portable PDA with a QWERTY-style keyboard and 40-cell braille display. Includes JAWS for Windows CE for speech output and Windows Mobile 6.0 with Pocket versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet Explorer plus Calendar, E-mail, Contacts, FSEdit (braille word processor), FSCalc (financial and scientific calculator), MediaPlayer and other applications. Full desktop synchronization through ActiveSync.
Plextalk PTR2
Records and plays DAISY titles, MP3, and .wav audio files and stores them on a compact flash card.
Pronto!
Pronto! is a portable braille notetaker, that is offered with either 18 or 40 refreshable braille cells. Both models feature braille input courtesy of an 8-dot braille keyboard, speech output, and a suite of apps such as a word processor, spreadsheet viewer, and more. The 40-cell version features a QWERTY keyboard that the user can swap in and out with the braille keyboard, even when the device is switched on. Sales department at BAUM USA
Talking Calculator
Large ten-digit talking calculator with a visual LCD display, adjustable volume. Results are spoken in full numbers or digits. Has 12/24- hour selection, repeat key, musical melody function. Requires two AA batteries (not included).lssgroup@aol.com
Talking Calculator and Clock - Spanish
Talking clock and 8-digit calculator with memory, LCD display, entries and results spoken by a female voice, time display, and alarm. Repeatable and adjustable volume and shut-off. Operates on 2 “AA” batteries (not included).sales@maxiaids.com
Thunder
Thunder is a free screen reader. It provides feedback via synthetic speech.
Vario Ultra

This is a mobile braille display with 20 or 40 braille elements and 8-button braille input keyboard. VarioUltra connects with four Bluetooth devices and one USB device simultaneously. The change of different devices is easy and executed through a simple keystroke. Thus, you can work with your PC, tablet and smart phone at the same time.

Features
  • A smart braille display that doubles as a braille notetaker.
  • VarioUltra is the only braille device that supports simultaneous connection with up to 5 devices, and it remains connected. For anyone with more than 1 device, this feature above all others will fast become one of your favorite things.
  • Refreshable braille cells that feel crisp, and almost paper like.
  • A whisper-quiet 8-button braille keyboard that is ergonomically designed for all-day use.
  • Split personality. In addition to being the most connectable braille device in the world, a quick flick of a switch and VarioUltra becomes a basic braille notetaker, with a suite of productivity apps to make life easier.
  • Compact, lightweight design will have you questioning why other devices weigh so much. The included high quality carry case and strap will help protect your investment for years to come.
Instructions
  • Step 1: In Notetaker mode, switch on Bluetooth and scan for devices within range.
  • Step 2: Send a pair command to your preferred device.
  • Step 3: Enter pin code 1111 on your device.
  • Step 4: Switch VarioUltra to Braille Display mode.
  • Step 5: A 2-button command is all that is needed to switch instantly between connected devices.
  • In future, skip steps 1-3 because VarioUltra will automatically connect with trusted devices as and when they are within range.
Order Vario Ultra from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Virtual Pencil Algebra
Provides speech output that allows the user to read, navigate and manipulate Algebraic equations. Teachers can write and password-protect assignments.
Virtual Pencil Arithmetic
Computer software that is used to interactively solve math problems. It is designed for those who are pencil mpaired: unable to operate a pencil effectively. This is not a tutorial, although tutorial mode is part of the package. It moves to the right spot on the "paper," guided by the user, and inputs the answers that the user selects. When used with a screen reader, the numbers and actions are read out loud, or displayed in braille. The math problem is displayed on the screen, one number above the other with digits lined up in vertical columns. The Tutor tells the student where he is in the problem, what steps need to be done to solve it, and will even do the navigating and provide the answer. In test mode the student does not have the help provided by the tutor, extended tutor or next step features. He or she must know how to navigate around the problem, where to read the digits in the intermediate steps, and where to put the answers. Just like using a pencil. Teachers can create an assignment, password protect it, and then send it to the student via e-mail, save it to a diskette, save it to the hard drive, or print it or emboss it. When e-mailing it or saving it, the password will stay with the assignment file wherever it goes. This is designed to prevent students from switching from test mode to tutor mode, so the test results will be valid. When an assignment or test is created in Virtual Pencil, the same file can be printed-out for the able-bodied students in the class, saving the teacher a lot of time.
Voice Sense
PDA with speech output and a braille keyboard. Features a word processor, appointment calendar, phone book, media player, FM radio and scientific calculator. sales@gwmicro.com
VoiceNote Apex QT
Built-in options are at your fingertips to access Web pages, download e-mails or retrieve files from your network. Enjoy the convenience of wireless accessories and connectivity to keyboards. Printers, embossers, hard drives, flash drives and more, it?s a snap to connect to one of the three available USB ports. Keep an updated list of personal contacts and appointments by synchronizing information with your PC. computer screen

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