First of all, a great big thanks to both John and Larry Gassman for writing this Newswire and recording the interview which you will hear Monday, March 27th.
TekTalk is proud to welcome Rom Miller (Product Manager at VFO
group) and Adi Kushnir ( elita Group) to discuss the ElBraille windows
Adi and Ron spoke in a recorded interview with John and Larry Gassman
at CSUN and will be available following the recording to answer
Now, what is the ElBraille all about?
http://www.freedomscientific.com/Freedom Scientific and (VFO Group) introduced ElBraille, running Microsoft Windows 10 and JAWS 18,
the ElBraille is the newest portable computing solution for the blind
and the logical next step in notetaker development. The
ElBraille-14 and ElBraille-40 use JAWS 18 to provide speech and braille
output and JAWS BrailleIn feature to allow complete control of the
ElBraille computer from the Perkins-style, braille keyboard.
The Windows operating environment is the standard in education and
professional settings. Run Windows applications such as the Microsoft
Office suite or Adobe Reader for complete access to all mainstream
document and file types. Use accessibility applications and accessories
such as OpenBook (printed text to speech and braille
software) with the PEARL Camera to immediately read classroom texts or
meeting and lecture handouts.
Running the latest Windows operating system on an Intel Atom quad core
processor, with 160 GB of internal memory and 2 GB RAM, and
incorporating either the Focus 14 or 40 Blue Braille Display, and JAWS
18, the ElBraille is the logical choice for anyone who wants to raise
note-taking and portable, accessible computing to the highest level.
It makes sense to use a device which completely supports mainstream
applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook,
says Brad Davis, Vice President of Hardware Product Management at
Freedom Scientific. Adding Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular connectivity
with up to 20 hours battery life makes the ElBraille a real
The ElBraille-14 is scheduled to go on sale in the US and Canada in the
second quarter of 2017 with the ElBraille-40 following soon after.
Co-Chair, Ken Metz
Co-Chair: Alan Lemly