Sight and Sound Technologies Demonstration

Sight & Sound Technology recently demonstrated some of their latest products at the RNIB Employment and Learning Centre in Edinburgh.

The Freedom Scientific Focus40 Blue Braille display is a light-weight portable Braille display solution that can connect to a pC/laptop/netbook via USB or wireless Bluetooth. Once connected, a screen reader such as JAWS for Windows can communicate the screen’s contents to the Braille display. This technology solution is suitable for someone who is deaf-blind or someone who would benefit from having information physically presented which can be very helpful for maths and sciences. In addition, the Focus40 Blue has a Braille keyboard that can be used to input information into the user’s computer.

The EuroBraille/ESYS line of Braille displays also connect to a computer running a screen reader via USB and Bluetooth. In addition to the very similar functionality to the Focus40 Blue (mentioned above), these units also contain rudimentary note taker applications.

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