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AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss


These devices were formerly referred to as portable notetakers with speech output and/or refreshable braille displays. They serve as laptop computers for some individuals who are blind or visually impaired. These devices allow users to access electronic information and produce written communication.

Photo of Braille Lite, Type 'n Speak, and BrailleNote

Photo of Braille Lite, Type 'n Speak, and BrailleNote

Accessible PDAs provide access to electronic information and help people organize personal information.

To view a short video about accessible PDAs choose one of the following links:

Video on accessible PDAs in Windows Media format
Transcript of accessible PDAs video

For more information on where to purchase different types of PDAs, visit the following pages in AFB's Product Database:

Personal Digital Assistants (Braille)
Personal Digital Assistants (Speech)

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