---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an educational device to assist individuals who are blind or have low vision to transition into Braille literacy. The Braille Buddy is a 2-phase educational device aimed to assist individuals who are blind or low vision with the most difficult stages of learning Braille (e.g., reading and writing). The Braille Buddy folds down into an easy-to-hold device that expands to and includes the Braille cell and the Braille keyboard. In Stage 1,
Bumps is a braille training program to teach sighted people who want to learn the braille alphabet. The program allows a person to learn the braille alphabet in three ways. In the Quick Reference mode, all 26 letters are displayed on the screen, with or without their equivalent English letters, and the user taps on a letter to fill the full screen. The Flash Cards mode displays braille letters randomly, and the equivalent English letter appears after a time period selected by the user. Finally,
IntelliBraille CD is a braille tutorial program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This CD is designed to be used with IntelliTools Classroom Suite and IntelliKeys (see separate entries). It is a complete braille curriculum with more than 70 activities. The program includes 16 lessons on the Literary Braille Code, beginning with the alphabet and all contractions; four lessons on Tracking and Braille Alphabet, including A-J and the railroad track lessons; and five l
Learn Braille is a braille training program to teach sighted people who want to learn the braille alphabet and braille symbols. The program also provides training on Japanese braille, Hebrew braille, Korean braille and Chinese braille. COMPATIBILITY: For use with the Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Apple iOS 2.0 or later.
Perky Duck is a braille editor, keyboard modification, and training program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This computer-based Perkins brailler emulator enables a standard computer keyboard to function as a Perkins-style braille keyboard, as the S-D-F and J-K-L keys represent the six dots of a braille cell. The program can be used in distance education to demonstrate the user's understanding of braille. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible and Apple Mac
SAL2 is a braille reading tutorial program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software is designed for use with the Talking Tactile Tablet from Touch Graphics, Inc. (see separate entry). The program helps students acquire new braille skills and enhance their braille reading and writing. Students place a paper braille worksheet on the TTT, then a "virtual instructor" provides encouraging audio feedback as students work their way through the lessons. Students wo
SAL2 Mangold Braille Reading Program- Books 1 & 2 is designed teens and adults to help them learn to read and use braille immediately. Clear synthesized speech provides instant feedback regarding the accuracy of the student’s responses. The Teen and Adult Program is designed for students who are fourteen years of age or older. Each courseware package teaches specific skills that lead to mastery of the braille literary reading code.