HumanWare Launches Portable Notetaker for Blind Students

HumanWare has debuted a notetaker designed for students who are blind.

The new BrailleNote Apex is small, a thin (0.78"), and light (1.8 lbs.), making it easy to carry and use. It features a full-size Braille keyboard, 8 GB of internal memory, built-in WiFi, Ethernet, and Bluetooth. The BrailleNote Apex also supports high-capacity SDHC cards and has four high-speed USB 2.0 ports.

The notetaker runs on Windows CE 6.0 operating system with KeySoft productivity applications that feature 100 percent accessibility. The BrailleNote Apex also has thumb keys designed to make extensive reading easier.

Other features include:

  • Enhanced support for large documents and media files;
  • Plug and play visual display;
  • User-replaceable battery;
  • Integrated real-time clock that maintains time and date for 30 days without battery power;
  • Web access and file and e-mail retrieval from wireless or Ethernet network;
  • Synchronization with a PC to maintain an updated list of personal contacts and appointments ; and
  • Stereo sound.

BrailleNote Apex is available now. Further information can be found here.

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Denise Harrison is a freelance writer and editor specializing in technology, specifically in audiovisual and presentation. She also works as a consultant for Second Life projects and is involved with nonprofits and education within the 3D realm. She can be reached here.

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