Category: Communication Device for the Deaf Blind

BrailleTexts (en)

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BrailleTexts is an evolution of BraillePad, an app designed for visually impaired individuals that introduced the Visual Braille concept. With BrailleTexts a person who is visually impaired can type documents using the same braille coding as used on a mechanic brailer at the same rate: 4 characters per second. The user can rotate the device in landscape mode to activate the braille pad feature and start typing with their fingers. To use: take iPhone between palms with the screen facing away and in this position, the default settings are the following:
  • left index finger: dot 1
  • left middle finger: dot 2
  • left ring finger: dot 3
  • right index finger: dot 4
  • right middle finger: dot 5
  • right ring finger: dot 6
With BrailleText a user can type at high speed (about 4 letters per second), choose between 6- and 8-dots braille, select your preferred braille coding table, load, edit and save documents, navigate a message with high-speed gestures, perform standard operations such as cut, copy and past using a fast selection method, manage documents, use iTunes file sharing feature to import/export documents, share your messages on most famous socials, send your messages via mail and/or SMS. and copy messages to the clipboard.  
Technical Specifications: 

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Available tables: UEB (Unified English Braille), Bulgary, Belarus, German, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan (Hiragana) Malta, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia (arabic), Sweden, Ukraine, Vietnam.


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Additional Pricing Notes: 
free download
Braille Texts (en)

Sold By:

Apple, Inc.
Organization Type: 
Phone: 800-692-7753 or 800-676-2775
Phone (U.S. and Canada): 
Blind & Low Vision, Computers