Adaptive Technologies Endorsed By Flying Blind, LLC
The following section provides links to companies who either manufacture products that are endorsed by Flying Blind, LLC, and/or are utilized by its Founder, Mr. Larry L. Lewis, Jr.
All of the solutions referenced below are truly life-changing options which enable the consumer to experience the benefits that mainstream technology currently offers to our predominantly sighted society.
BraillePen Slim and BraillePen 12http://www.braillepen.com
Manufactured by Harpo, these portable and affordable, pocket-sized Braille input/output alternatives are the perfect companions for those of us wishing to fully maximize the functionality and power of iOS and Android touch screen devices.
Brailliant BI 32 and Brailliant BI 40http://www.humanware.com
For a more sophisticated and comprehensive approach to desktop and portable access, the Brailliant Series of refreshable Braille terminals, in the form of the Brailliant BI 32 and the Brailliant BI 40, manufactured by Humanware, provide USB and wireless access to today's powerful desktop and portable Windows and iOS solutions.
Alva Braille Controllerhttp://www.optelec.com
The latest in Wireless Braille innovation, incorporating internal storage, notetaking capabilities, and the reliability of Bluetooth connectivity all within a Wireless Braille and audio access tool. At this time, there isn’t an alternative on the market that offers the functionality, or the features, of the Alva Braille Controller.
Early Education Products for Braille Literacyhttp://www.harpo.com.pl
Harpo, a Polish-based manufacturer of devices designed to promote Braille literacy, also plays a fundamental role in the development of the literacy skills necessary to access these technologies.
The Mountbatten Brailler provides the blind student two-dimensional, tactile output and secondary auditory feedback, laying the foundation for Braille reading and writing mastery.
“Pictures in a Flash” or PIAF can reproduce a tactile representation of any graphic or picture.
Guide and Guide Hands-Freehttp://www.softwareexpress.co.uk
Both Guide and Guide Hands-Free are productivity tools designed for low-vision, blind, and multiply impaired users who find using a computer keyboard a challenge, and who wish to circumvent the complexities of the Windows Operating System to perform many of today’s most common tasks.
MobileSpeak Screen Reading Solutionshttp://www.codefactory.es
MobileSpeak is a Screen Reader designed to enable the consumer to access off-the-shelf PDAs and Cellular Phones via audio output and either keyboard or stylus input.
Users of wireless Braille terminals that are supported by MobileSpeak may use their Braille Display to access information off of the PDA/Cellular Phone Screen as well as input commands and text using his/her preferred writing Grade of Braille. MobileSpeak runs on devices running Symbian, Smartphone, and Windows Mobile operating systems.
SoundPost, developed by Povidi, is an emerging technology that makes it possible for persons who are vision impaired to easily locate door-ways, entrances, etc (though it will not circumvent the necessity of a white cane or service animal). Flying Blind is committed to assisting Povidi in the launch of SoundPost throughout 2009.
System Access, System Access Mobile Network, and Accessible Eventhttp://www.serotek.com
These solutions are designed around the student and professional who are on the go and need access to multiple Windows PCs.
System Access can be downloaded onto any U3 USB Thumb-Drive and when plugged into a PC will enable the user to access all popular Microsoft Applications via speech output and QWERTY input.
System Access Mobile Network
Victor Reader Streamhttp://www.humanware.com
The Victor Reader Stream is the most revolutionary accessible bookreading device ever to hit the adaptive technology market.
This portable, powerful, and affordable alternative for accessing a variety of media opens endless doors for information access to those of us who are print-impaired.
Zoomtext Screen Magnification Softwarehttp://www.aisquared.com
This screen enlargement solution has withstood the test of time and numerous competitors and still remains at the forefront of innovation coupled with excellence as it continues to set the standards for screen access for low vision computer users.
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