The BrailleNote Apex BT 32 braille notetaker provides wireless access to the web and connects to peripherals such as printers, braille embossers, and flash drives. It also serves as a braille terminal through which blind and visually impaired computer users can access and navigate their PC.
It's essentially a shell laptop: a braille keyboard and refreshable display bolstered by basic digital communications and web functions.
Would you spend $5,495 for such a device? Most blind people can't.
For braille literacy to reverse its decades-long decline, we need an innovative device that makes braille accessible and portable -- and priced so blind professionals can afford them and businesses can't call it an unreasonable accommodation.