Category: Price 5001 Dollars and Up

Deafblind Communicator

AbleData does not produce, distribute or sell any of the products listed on this website, but we provide you with information on how to contact manufacturers or distributors of these products. If you are interested in purchasing a product, you can find companies who sell it below.

The DeafBlind Communicator, also called DB Communicator or DBC, is a communication system for use by individuals who are deaf blind. The system consists of two separate portable components. The main unit is the DB BrailleNote, which is a BrailleNote mPower (available with either a Perkins Braille or QWERTY alphabetic keyboard and with either an 18-cell or 32-cell Braille display) installed with deafblind software. The companion unit is the DB-Phone which is a cell phone with a visual display and a QWERTY keyboard that also has unique deafblind software installed. These two components communicate wirelessly with each other using Bluetooth. The system provides three types of communication for deafblind users: face-to-face, TTY, and SMS Texting. By following a simple menu on the DB-BrailleNote, the DB-Phone can be activated and handed to a sighted person for face-to-face communication. The DB-Phone has a retractable security tether to prevent the sighted person from walking off with it. A message is both spoken and displayed on the DB-Phone stating, “Hi, I’m blind and I can’t hear. To communicate with me, type a message on this keyboard and press (the return arrow).” Whatever the sighted person types on the DB-Phone in text is sent to the DB-BrailleNote and displayed in Braille. The user can then type a response on the DB-BrailleNote and send it to the DB-Phone, and so the conversation continues. The user can also communicate with other deaf blind individuals using their own systems or with users of BrailleNote mPower. The DB-BrailleNote has a land-line connector and built-in TTY software that allow the user to engage in a TTY conversation either directly or through a relay service. SMS text messaging through DB-BrailleNote is possible with installation in the DB-Phone of a SIM card from a wireless provider (not included). Every communication mode is controlled from the DB-BrailleNote. The system uses a condensed form of BrailleNote mPower’s KeySoft interface, with applications that include a word processor with spell checker, planner, email, Internet browser, and bookreader.


Price Check
as of: 
Additional Pricing Notes: 

7995.00 to 6195.00

Deafblind Communicator

Made By:

Organization Type: 
Phone: 1 800 722-3393
Fax: +1 888 871 4828
Blind & Low Vision, Communication