BrailleNote Touch

Introducing BrailleNote Touch, the Note Taker of the Future

More than ever, students and professionals who are blind require an intelligent device that combines the simplicity and accessibility of a note taker with the power and efficiency of a modern smartphone or tablet. Our latest solution is the groundbreaking BrailleNote Touch, the first certified braille tablet providing Play Store access.

Raising the Bar for Today’s Digital Landscape

The BrailleNote Touch interface is easy to learn for both students and teachers, combining the benefits of KeySoft and braille literacy of a traditional note taker with the efficiency and power of a modern tablet.

  • A powerful combination of accessibility and efficiency
  • The KeySoft user experience with the power of an Android operating system
  • Linear, user-friendly menu and interface
  • Supports perfect braille translation in contracted or uncontracted braille,
    including UEB and multiple languages
  • First certified Braille Tablet providing Play Store access
  • Supports Google Play store for accessible third party apps

Driven by Keysoft, Designed for the Modern User

KeySoft is the driving force behind the BrailleNote Touch, completely rewritten from the ground up to maximize the entire experience of modern users.

  • Optimized for today’s technology
  • Frequent automatic updates
  • Simple menu-driven interface
  • First letter navigation for
    efficiency everywhere
  • Familiar keyboard shortcuts to efficiently accomplish tasks
  • Provides general navigation help, speech and braille in all-accessible
    third party apps
  • Offers the efficiency of a note taker to third party apps
  • Contextual help to provide
    assistance anytime

TouchBraille – the Most Natural Way to Type Braille on a Touchscreen

Our TouchBraille algorithm brings the traditional braille control of a note taker to a modern and user-friendly platform.

  • Control navigation of the Touch and edit in braille
  • Instant calibration – virtually as fast as typing with 10 fingers on a keyboard
  • Virtual Keys find your fingers as you type
  • Minimal finger movement or strength to enter text Simply move fingers up and down
  • Familiar keyboard shortcuts to efficiently accomplish tasks
  • Writing is completely silent and usable anywhere

In the Classroom

Teachers want an easy and interactive approach to help their students learn braille, while students need the most efficient tool to accomplish their everyday tasks, from writing documents and sending emails, to downloading and reading books.

The BrailleNote Touch was designed to meet all of these needs and more, to completing class work easier and more efficient than ever.

A 21ST Century Note Taker for a 21ST Century Classroom

  • Smart keyboard cover provides a perfect ergonomic introduction to braille typing for young children
  • Students can transition to TouchBraille as their motor skills develop
  • Teachers can receive instant visual feedback
  • Teachers and supporting IT staff can quickly disable KeySoft with a triple tap of the Home button to use Braille Touch like a standard tablet
  • Use familiar KeySoft apps for classroom work
    • KeyWord to create and edit documents
    • Victor Reader for reading books
    • KeyMail to send and receive emails in class
    • KeyWeb for the most modern web
      browsing experience
  • Quick access to mainstream apps and cloud storage, including Google Docs, DropBox and YouTube

At Work

The BrailleNote Touch was designed to make everyday office tasks as simple and seamless as possible for blind users, from creating professional documents and emails to browsing the web.

Braille Anywhere in Any App for Everyone

  • Create professional documents with KeyWord
  • Include professional formatting such as headers, bullets and numbering
  • Files created in .doc or .docx (no exporting required)
  • Use KeyMail with an Exchange server to sync your emails, contacts and calendars
  • Research using the most current web browsers
  • Collaborate and share documents using Google Docs or other cloud services
  • Communicate with colleagues around the world with popular communication apps (Google Hangouts)
  • Use any accessible third party app with KeySoft
    and TouchBraille

Technical Specifications

Size and Weight

  • Height: 2.06 cm (0.8”)
  • Width: 24.4 cm (9.5”)
  • Depth: 16.2 cm (6.3”)
  • Weight: 900 g (2 lbs.)

Major Capabilities

  • Texas Instruments OMAP4460 1.2GHz Mobile Processor, Dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9
  • 16 GB internal SD card for firmware and storage
  • 2GB (16Gb) Low Power DDR2 SDRAM
  • 22.86 cm x 7.62 cm (9” x 3.8”) Multi-touch capacitive touch screen over a 1024 x 600
  • 18 cm (7”) diagonal LCD screen
  • HDMI output for external display (no audio)
  • 18 or 32 Braille display cells with cursor routing buttons (1 button per cell)
  • 8MP camera with LED based lighting
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0 (dual mode: BLE and classic)

GPS

  • High Speed USB 2.0 slave for PC connectivity and battery recharge
  • High Speed USB 2.0 host port
  • Audio Codec with volume control
  • Internal Omni Directional MEMS type Microphone
  • Internal stereo 1W Speakers (two speakers)
  • Audio output connector for headphones or external speaker
  • Audio input connector for external microphone or stereo recording (line-in)
  • Integrated Battery Charger
  • Rechargeable and user replaceable 5100mAh Lithium-Polymer Battery with thermistor and internal gas gauge
  • Real Time Clock with battery backup
  • Vibration device
  • Sensors
  • 3D Accelerometer
  • 3D Gyroscope
  • 3D Electronic compass
  • Power requirement: +5VDC, 1.5A
  • Battery: Li-Polymer 3.7V nominal, 5100mAh, in operation charge time of 12 hours

 

Environmental Conditions

This product meets EMC standards of all targeted countries. EMC consists of the limitation of radiated electromagnetic emissions from the unit and immunity of the product against external electromagnetic field and electrostatic discharge.

  • Operating temperature range: 5 to 40 degrees Celsius
  • Battery charging temperature range: 5 to 40 degrees Celsius
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 60 degrees Celsius
  • Operating humidity: 5% to 90% (non-condensing)
  • First certified Braille Tablet providing Play Store access
  • Storage humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)