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Braillex EL 2D - 66

BRAILLEX EL 2D-66 is a two-dimensional Braille display that offers a 66 cell Braille display in addition to its 13 cell vertical display., , 66 cells are generally sufficient to read a (DOS) WordPerfect document. And its size also accommodates the proportionally spaced text lines of a Windows document. The Easy Access Bar makes it a very attractive medium-size Braille display.

Visually impaired radio jockey reaches out through his voice

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 17:55 -- admin

He cannot see but has always wanted to reach out to people through his voice. Now Rishi, 21, is doing just that, thanks to Panjab University's community radio Jyotirgamaya that gave him a chance to host a radio show.

Enthusiastic and determined, Rishi, who goes by only one name, does not want his visual disability to come in the way of his dreams. 'I always listened to radio and fantasised to explore the world with the help of my voice,' a visibly excited Rishi told IANS here as his programme went on the air recently.

Braille Voyager Series

The Braille Voyager gives to the Braille user the flexibility to use a PC or laptop by giving him complete control of the PC or laptop directly from the Braille display. , , Available in two models, the Braille Voyager 44 is small enough to slide into the front pocket of a laptop case while the Braille Voyager 70 is sleekly designed to cradle a standard PC keyboard.

Facilities for differently abled at heritage sites

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 17:53 -- admin

The differently abled people have a reason to cheer as the Centre has approved a grant of Rs.5 crore to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to make five of its World Heritage Sites — the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri (all in Agra Circle, Uttar Pradesh); Sun Temple at Konark (Bhubaneswar Circle in Orissa) and Jami Masjid Champaner-Pavgadh (Vadodara Circle in Gujarat) — and 25 other ticketed monuments accessible to persons with disabilities.

Braille Voyager 70

The Braille Voyager 70 gives to the Braille user the flexibility to use a PC or Laptop by giving him complete control of the PC or laptop directly from the Braille display. It is sleekly designed to cradle a standard PC keyboard., , The Braille Voyager 70 is also designed to work as an externally powered USB plug & play device with any laptop or PC with Windows '98, Windows XP, Windows ME or Windows 2000, and works with all screen reader software.

Draft leaves many questions unanswered

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 17:52 -- admin

Doubts over what the government, the legislature and the new disability law drafting committee are doing about discrimination we hear from various quarters are raised every now and then. Are people with mental illness not disabled people? The draft says that it is a law that covers all rights for all disabled people but there is not a single mention about those with mental illness. What happens to their rights?

The government and the drafting committee say that they want a law in line with UNCRPD. Can this law be a sufficient one without dealing with legal capacity?

Braille Voyager 44

The Braille Voyager 44 gives to the Braille user the flexibility to use a PC or laptop by giving him complete control of the PC or laptop directly from the Braille display. It is small enough to slide into the front pocket of a laptop case. , , It is designed to work as a USB plug & play device with any laptop or PC with Windows '98, Windows XP, Windows ME or Windows 2000, and works with all screen reader software. It is equipped with a practical backpack as part of the standard package.

Braille Star 80

The Braille Star 80 includes all the features of the Braille Star 40 . In addition the Braille Star 80 enables access to 2 PC's in parallel. Two keyboard inputs from two different PC's can be connected to the Braille Star 80. This is done by switching between the USB and serial port, each of which is connected to a different computer.

Braille Star 40

In addition to talking all the functions of traditional Braille terminals to new levels of power and performance, Braille Star also enables portable information management. Only Braille Star gives you a "scratchpad" to jot a few notes independently while connected to, or disconnected from, your PC., , Only Braille Star lets you download your data from a PC into the "scratchpad", then disconnect Braille Star to read, edit, add to and save your data when you travel.

Revolutionary bionic eye gets green signal

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 17:48 -- admin

A bionic eye that allows the blind to see has been approved after thorough testing.

Tests have demonstrated that the device is safe, which could mean that it eventually becomes routinely available on the NHS. Specialists said that tests over almost three years had "impressed" beyond their "most optimistic expectations ," reports the Daily Express.

Revolutionary retina implants work in conjunction with a camera mounted on a pair of glasses. The camera sends signals to an implanted chip near the retina, which stimulates retinal cells and produces visual light patterns.

ALVA Satellite Series

The ALVA Satellite series of refreshable braille displays combines versatility with an enhanced ergonomic design. Utilizing both Double Touch Cursors and the new Satellite Key Pads, the ALVA Satellite offers complete access to even the most complex applications.

Society has to come to terms with PwD

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 17:47 -- admin

Nasscom Foundation’s CEO, Rita Soni, and vice-president, research, Sagarika Bose, are optimistic that the foundation’s Persons with Disabilities (PwD) employment fair will prove to be a medium for private companies in the IT sector to create employment opportunities for the disabled. The fair will be held in New Delhi on 10 December. In an interview, the two talk about the foundation’s three-point agenda to enable people with disabilities, and the approach companies need to adopt to hire such people. Edited excerpts:

ALVA Delphi Series

A Delphi MultiMedia braille display provides you with a wide range of features that makes it suitable for all situations – effectively and efficiently integrating braille output with your choice of computer, screen reader and speech synthesizer – making it truly the multimedia braille display

ALVA Delphi Multi Media 480

With Double Touch Cursors, four navigation keys and three operating keys, the ALVA Delphi MultiMedia 480 braille display offers full access to even the most complicated graphic screens. And thanks to its comprehensive, slim, and ergonomic design, an ALVA Delphi Multimedia braille display is both easy and comfortable to use. A computer keyboard can easily be placed on top of it.

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