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Braille Sense U2 MINI image

The "Braille Sense U2 MINI" is a small, portable device with a Perkins-style keyboard for entering information.


Braille notetaker icon

In addition to electronic devices, such as Braille notetaker, this division also includes manual devices.


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HIMS has been a global leader in the development and manufacturing of assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired since 1999. Our US headquarters is centrally located in Austin, Texas and is responsible for all of our North American operations including sales, support and repair of all HIMS products. We are proud to employ individuals with low vision and blindness at all levels both domestically and overseas.


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Mobile Accessibility is a screen-access application which allows people who are blind or have low vision to use an Android phone in an intuitive, easy and simple way.


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(St. Petersburg, Florida – October 28, 2013) – Freedom Scientific today announced the release of version 15 of JAWS® for Windows, the world's premier screen reading software. This release includes support for Windows 8 Professional on both Tablets and Touch Screen computers.


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Video magnifiers are electronic devices that use a camera and a display screen screen to perform digital magnification of printed materials. The display screen is usually LCD or a similar flat-screen technology (although older video magnifiers have used CRT displays), and the device usually includes a lamp to illuminate the source material. Video magnifiers are designed to be mostly used by people with vision that can no longer be helped using a conventional magnifying glass.


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"JAWS" (Job Access With Speech) is a computer screen reader program for Microsoft Windows that allows blind and visually impaired users to read the screen either with a text-to-speech output or by a Refreshable Braille display.


CodeFactory logo

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Terrassa/Barcelona, Spain, Code Factory is the global leader committed to the development of products designed to eliminate barriers to the accessibility of mobile technology for the blind and visually impaired. Today, Code Factory is the leading provider of screen readers, screen magnifiers, and Braille interfaces for the widest range of mainstream mobile devices including Symbian-based and Windows Mobile-powered Smartphones as well as Pocket PC phones and PDAs.


Freedom Scientific logo

Freedom Scientific is the largest worldwide manufacturer of assistive technology products for those who are blind or have low vision. Freedom Scientific is also the only company with a complete line of products for those with vision impairments. All of these products are tested and guaranteed to work together. Freedom Scientific has been in business for over ten years and its products are sold in 55 countries and translated into 24 languages.


Listen to Eric Damery, Vice President of Software Product Management, introduce and demonstrate the new and exciting features available in the upcoming JAWS 15 release.

"What's New" interview with Eric Damery in the August 2013 FSCast

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