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22 Products for Task

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Book Port Plus
A digital talking book player designed to support a wide variety of playback formats. These formats include NLS, Learning Ally, Audible, txt, doc, html, and books from BookShare. This small device incorporates an audio book player, an accessible MP3 player, a clock and a voice recorder in one unit. The Book Port Plus contains a Wi-Fi chip, USB port, SD card slot (up to 32GB), Stereo microphone, headphone jacks, and a built-in speaker. sales@aph.orgImage
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 Plus 18 Second Generation
Braille Plus 18 combines a high-quality braille keyboard and refreshable braille display with an advanced mobile platform and specialized accessible software to create the world's first Android smart phone designed for blind students and professionals. Improve retention, enjoy privacy, and increase literacy with the 18-cell refreshable braille display.
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 to Go (B2G)
The Braille to Go (B2G) is a 20-cell, 8-dot braille computer is lightweight (20.3 ounces), and offers a respectable array of connectivity features. Based on Android 4.2 (Jellybean), the B2G can be useD alone or connected to an iOS or Android phone. Hardware features include 802.11g Wi-Fi networking. Bluetooth, USB host, and micro-USB ports, a 5-MP camera for OCR, an SD card slot, stereo microphone, and stereo speakers. NBP estimates that the 5400nMh battery should last one to two days under normal use. A slot provides support for GSM or CDMA wireless radio (not yet available, and sold separately.) The detail specifications are:
  • 20 cell, 8 dot braille display with cursor routing, and forward & back keys.
  • 8 dot Braille keyboard for input, with an imbedded cursor navigation pad.
  • Bluetooth to use with computers, headsets, and other hands-free devices.
  • WiFi connectivity to access local networks or other WiFi hotspots.
  • GPS receiver to identify the user's location, and to access navigation apps.
  • Compass for general direction and navigation.
  • Two USB connectors (standard 2.0 and micro-USB) for connecting to computer devices and for charging.
  • Camera: besides photos, this feature is useful for many apps, e.g. currency and color identifiers, and bar code reading.
  • Built in speakers and microphone for apps or calls.
  • Speech input and output, synthetic speech output if the user wants to listen instead of read braille, and speech input for voice searches, dialing, and voice short cuts.
  • EarPhone/headset jack.
  • Mp3 music player.
  • Video output connector for classroom or business setting where the blind user may need a visual display for a sighted person.
  • Accelerometer, a chip used in games, which can detect tilting and orientation of the b2g and respond when it is tapped or rotated.
  • Memory: 32GB of internal storage a standard SD card slot to create backups or load data.
  • Android operating system with open source platform found in many smart phones.
  • Sierra Wireless Cellular Phone Card (OPTIONAL): The AirPrime MC9090 with Audio Mini Card is a wireless UMTS and CDMA-based modem that operates on all of the main mobile networks in North America with this one module.
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.
BrailleNote Touch
The BrailleNote Touch allows you to enter braille on the touch screen, guided by HumanWare's patent-pending TouchBraille calibration system, which intelligently determines where your fingers are onscreen, and which dot combinations you're trying to make with them. The BrailleNote Touch is 10 inches wide, with braille cells in front, and a 7-inch touchscreen behind the cells. To the left and right of the 7-inch screen are additional touch-sensitive areas available for braille input. If you would rather enter braille with traditional keys, put the notetaker in the included Smart Case, which is topped by buttons that activate the touch surface, when used to enter braille. Like HumanWare's other braille devices, the BrailleNote Touch uses a version of the KeySoft operating environment. Though familiar, the new KeySoft has been rewritten to support the advanced features of the new device. The device features two USB ports, an SD card slot, and HDMI port. There's an 8 MP camera, and a pair of stereo speakers. 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a GPS receiver provide connectivity, and the device also includes an accelerometer. HumanWare touts the fact that the BrailleNote Touch is Google Play certified, which means its specifications match those of standard Google-approved tablets.
Elbraile is a full mobile portable computer running on Windows 10 together with Jaws for Windows. It contains a docking station, integrated with Freedom Scientific?s Focus 14 Braille display. This docking station contains the perkins style keyboard and all the navigation options that you find on the Focus 14. Detail Specs:
  • Windows 10 32bit
  • Jaws 17
  • 1.8 GHz Quad-core atom processor
  • 2 GB of ram
  • 64 GB SSD drive
  • Built-in 32 gb sd card ? not usable by user, for the OS
  • Expansion card slot up to 256 gb storage
  • built-in microphone
  • Stereo speakers
  • Vibration motor Device vibrates and beeps.when being turned on, shutting down, when placed on charge, etc.
  • SMS messaging capability
  • You can also make and receive phonecalls.
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 3G modem (Micro sim card required)
  • Wi-Fi 801.11 a/b/g/n
  • accelerometer
  • gyro,
  • compass
  • GPS
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • USB port ? used for external storage, full qwerty keyboard etc.
  • 20 hours of battery life.
I.D. Mate Quest
i.d. mate Quest is a portable ?all-in-one? talking bar code scanner that aids visually or print impaired individuals with the identification of items via the product?s bar code or UPC. Using text-to-speech and digital voice recording technologies, it allows users to access an on-board database of product descriptions, along with a tailored set of recorded voice messages. Additional bar code labels are available to label any product or item that does not already have a bar code. Adhesive, tag, and clothing labels can be placed on nearly anything. Simply scan the bar code and add a voice recording. With i.d. mate Quest, you now have additional modes of identification and information access with wireless internet connectivity and an on-board camera. This provides for multiple features such as an extended database, currency identification, Skype video conferencing, and object recognition.
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.
The Kapten PLUS is a personal navigation device. It can be used to determine where you are, as well as plot routes to local businesses or a specific address. The Kapten PLUS also features an MP3 player, as well as a memo recorder and an FM radio. The Kapten can be controlled either by pressing keys, or by issuing voice commands.
Milestone 212
The MileStone 212 Daisy player and recorder. it provides simplified operation with 6-Button keypad. Features includes, NLS support, text document reader, high quality MP3 recorder, clock and calendar . The ruby red book reader in its popular, traditional Milestone casing supports the formats DAISY 2.02 and AA(X) from Audible.
Milestone 312
Small, accessible voice recorder/MP3 player with five large tactilely marked control buttons. Includes an internal speaker and built-in microphone. Order Milestone 312 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Mini Wilson Digital Recorder,
The Mini Wilson is a portable digital voice recorder that is simple to use and feature-rich utilizing the highest quality components possible. It is a compact recorder that can be connected to your key chain or put in your wallet. PRODUCT FEATUREs: *Records up to two hours *Easy to add and delete messages; stores multiple messages *Credit card size, will fit in your wallet *Record and play; phone numbers, addresses, shopping lists, reminders, to-do lists, notes, appointments, messages, directions, audio instructions, etc... *Battery included 137 Rano Street Buffalo, NY 14207
The NeoBraille is 32-cell, 8-dot Android-based unit sports 3 GB of RAM, 64 GB flash memory, AT&T LTE, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and a mini-HDMI port. It weighs in at 1.5 pounds, and measures 9.25 by 5.9 by 0.75 inches. It uses the Android 5.1 (Lollipop) operating system, and includes a suite of productivity and entertainment apps created or provided by Neo Access. The detail specifications are:
  • Braille Cell 32 Braille Cells
  • OS / CPU Android 5.1 / Samsung Exynos 7420 (2.1GHz) Octa core
  • Ram 3 GB
  • Internal Memory 64 GB Flash Memory
  • External Storage MicroSD 128 GB (Option)
  • Audio Internal Stereo speaker / Mic port / Earphone port
  • Microphone Internal Mic(mono), External Stereo Mic
  • Keyboard 8 Key Perkins keyboard / 2 space bars
  • Navigation Keys 4-Way navigation key with Scroll Wheel/Select button
  • Thumb button 2 Thumb buttons
  • Function key 4 Function keys (Quick Search/Home/Menu/Back)
  • USB 2 USB 2.0 Type-A,
PenFriend Audio Labeler
A Penfriend audio labeler from RNIB that allows users to easily record, and re-record, information onto self-adhesive labels. This small pen shaped recorder provides easy recognition sound and just four buttons in a simple identifiable pattern. Instantly play back the recordings - no computer required. Use the PenFriend to label food items, including freezer food and even add cooking instructions, film and music collections, organize household paperwork, record shopping lists or leave audio messages. Clothing that is dry cleaned can even be labeled. The PenFriend can also be used as a portable notetaker. You can record your message and keep track of it by placing the allocated label in a small notebook or in your diary. Order PenFriend Audio Labeler from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
The Plextalk Pocket is the latest in sold-state digital recorders from Plextor designed for Blind or sighted users from the ground up. Record in a wide range of DAISY MP3 formats for voice or high quality music applications. Use the Pocket as an audio note taker and enter audio navigation markers while in record or playback mode and it provides simple audio editing features using DAISY heading and section markers.
Plextalk PTR2
Records and plays DAISY titles, MP3, and .wav audio files and stores them on a compact flash card.
Victor Reader Stream
Small, portable player that can play a variety of formats of books and music. Also includes a voice recorder, internal speaker, clock, and variable sleep timer.Order Victor Reader Stream from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
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
Wilson Digital Voice Recorder
The Wilson is a digital voice recorder that is simple to use, inexpensive to purchase, and made from high-quality components. Use this recorder to record and play shopping lists, reminders, to-do lists, notes, appointments, messages, lectures, directions, and audio instructions. Inexpensive, simple to use, and constructed from solid components. It is designed to be your recordable companion. Product Features: *Up to 8 hours of continuous recording time *Download messages to your computer - USB cable included *Will store multiple messages *Volume control *Clips to belts, visors, and purses *Requires two (2) AAA batteries (NI) 137 Rano Street Buffalo, NY 14207

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