mantis q40 braille display

Mantis Q40 Braille Display

HumanWare is a Canadian-based company that was founded in 1988.  The company’s mission is to “develop solutions enabling people living with visual impairment, vision loss, and even learning disabilities to develop their potential and maintain their autonomy.”  One of their newest products is the Mantis Q40, which is a first-of-its-kind integrated keyboard and refreshable Braille […]

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AM407 – BrailleBuzz

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs! If you’re looking for a fun way for your young Braille learner to practice Braille, check […]

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Orbit Reader 20 Plus

A few years ago, we wrote about the Orbit Reader 20, which is a refreshable Braille display that makes books readily available (like a Kindle.)  Orbit Research, the company behind the device, now offers the Orbit Reader 20 Plus. According to LS&S Products, the newer model consists of the same features as the standard model, […]

Cards that Talk by QRSpeak

Playing cards is either impossible or very challenging for individuals with visual impairments.  QRSpeak created a whole new way of playing cards for these individuals with their Cards that Talk. The Cards that Talk set comes with standard 52 playing cards (plus 2 jokers = 54 cards total).  It is used in collaboration with the […]

Cooking Up Easy Solutions for Holiday Meal Prep

Hosting a holiday dinner is a daunting task for anyone. But it can be especially difficult for people with disabilities. The INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads can help make kitchens across the Hoosier state more accessible this holiday season. The organization offers Hoosiers with disabilities the opportunity to borrow pieces of assistive technology that will […]