Personal Digital Assistants (Braille)
PDAs allow you to get rid of a lot of scraps of paper or cassette tapes you have used for trying to keep track of information. No PDA with a screen has been developed for people with low vision, so a person with low vision should consider a PDA with speech output. Someone who knows braille will probably be more comfortable using a device with braille output. For your convenience, PDAs with braille and speech output are listed separately here from PDAs with speech output only.
Current PDAs are based on Microsoft’s Windows CE operating system, a version of Windows specifically designed for handheld computers. They generally include a simple word processor, calendar, address list, and e-mail functions. Data entered into a PDA may be transferred to a larger computer with more memory, reviewed using the built-in speech synthesizer or braille display, or printed on a braille or inkprint printer. A basic PDA without a braille display costs between $2,000 and $3,000. A PDA with a braille display is typically double the price.
There are a number of questions to ask when purchasing personal digital assistants, including the following:
• How does the PDA connect to your system?
• Does it have expandable memory?
• Is add-on software available for it?
• Do you require multi-language support?
• Do you need one-handed mode?
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There are 14 Products in the Category
|Product Name||Product Description||Distributor Contact||Image/Multimedia Available?|
|Braille Lite M20 and M40||20-cell (M20) or 40-cell (M40) PDA with a built-in 56K modem...|
|Braille Plus 18 Second Generation||Braille Plus 18 combines a high-quality braille keyboard and...|
|Braille Sense U2||The New Braille Sense U2 provides power and speed in a notet...|
|Braille to Go (B2G)||The Braille to Go (B2G) is a 20-cell, 8-dot braille computer...|
|BrailleNote Apex BT 32||Built-in options are at your fingertips to access Web pages,...|
|BrailleNote Touch||The BrailleNote Touch allows you to enter braille on the tou...|
|Braillino with Bluetooth||Braille PDA that can be connected to off-the-shelf mobile ph...||email@example.com|
|Canute Electronic Braille Reader||The Bristol Braille's Canute Braille reader is a multi-line ...||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|ElBraille||Elbraile is a full mobile portable computer running on Windo...|
|NeoBraille||The NeoBraille is 32-cell, 8-dot Android-based unit sports 3...||https://irie-at.com/content/neobraille-notetaker|
|Orbit Reader 20||The Orbit Reader is a 20-cell, 8-dot display and simple note...|
|PAC Mate Omni BX400||Portable PDA with a braille keyboard. A detachable braille d...|
|PAC Mate Omni BX420||Portable PDA with Perkins-style braille keyboard with a 20-c...|
|PAC Mate Omni BX440||Portable PDA with Perkins-style braille keyboard with a 40-c...|