Personal Digital Assistants (Speech)
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 a variety of operating systems.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 6 Products in the Category
|Product Name||Product Description||Distributor Contact||Image/Multimedia Available?|
|Braille+ Mobile Manager||Small, Linux-based PDA with a 30-gigabyte hard drive and wir...|
|Icon||Small, Linux-based PDA with a 30-gigabyte hard drive and wir...|
|PAC Mate Omni QX400||Portable PDA with a QWERTY-style keyboard. A detachable brai...|
|PAC Mate Omni QX420||Portable PDA with a QWERTY-style keyboard and 40-cell braill...|
|PAC Mate Omni QX440||Portable PDA with a QWERTY-style keyboard and 40-cell brail...|
|VoiceNote Apex QT||Built-in options are at your fingertips to access Web pages,...|