The Mountbatten with Bluetooth starts shipping on September 15, 2013
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The Mountbatten has a new feature, the low energy Bluetooth. Thanks to this addition it can talk now with a variety of iOS devices. And thanks to a new MBMimic app (see below) you can expand your options as a Braille user, teacher, and a family member. The Mountbatten is the first and only Bluetooth® Smart hard-copy Braille device that communicates wirelessly with iOS Bluetooth® Smart Ready devices: iPad Mini, iPad 3rd and 4th Generation, iPhone 4s or newer.

MBMimic in App Store
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The MBMimic is a new app developed to meet the Braille Literacy technology with the most popular mainstream tablet technology. Now it is even easier to interact with a young learner who is learning Braille. A two-way communication between the Mountbatten Brailler* and an iOS device helps both the Braille users and the people that communicate with them. It serves the teachers, parents, and blind users that want to: chat with a Mountbatten Brailler user using their own iOS device … Read more

New BraillePen 12 Touch driver for Window-Eyes
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If you are a Window-Eyes user and you are planning to become a BraillePen 12 Touch user, you can take advantage of the latest features. To do so, follow this link to download a new driver.

The MB Mimic app for iOS gives the Mountbatten limitless options
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The Mountbatten is undergoing a new transformation. It may look the same but down deep under its cover it has a new life. A blue life. And when your iOS with the MB Mimic loaded is nearby, the Mountbatten begins its Braille dance. The MB Mimic is far more than a textual display of what is or has been Brailled on the Mountbatten. It creates a platform for a text-to-Braille and Braille-to-text tête-à-tête. It transfers texts to and from the … Read more

Auto-Lektor – it clicks with you
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An all new Auto-Lektor Click is your reading companion. The line of Auto-Lektor began in 1996. Ever since it has gone a number of modifications and updates. Its latest model Auto-Lektor Click makes converting print to speech even more enjoyable and far more portable. Its slick design is easy to use and easy to carry. The camera arm opens up and closes automatically at a push of a button. Within a few seconds your Auto-Lektor Click is ready for you … Read more

Audio invasion – are tactile media in peril
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It is a question many people have been asking for years. These days more than ever it is becoming relevant. New and improved synthetic voices, off-the-shelf devices encourage people to shy away from Braille. If you would like to read about our take on this matter, follow this link and go to page 84. You may send your comments to iss-info[at]harpo.com.pl

The all new BraillePen 12 Touch is shipping!
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Imagine being free and yet always in touch with those you want to be in touch with. How about being able to read and write without any limitations, sending updates about your whereabouts, not only physical but also emotional. You and your BraillePen 12 Touch can give it to you. You because of your uniqueness and BraillePen 12 Touch because of its uniqueness. The new BraillePen 12 Touch with its innovative ActiveTouch cursor frees your thoughts and translates them into … Read more

BrailleBack for Android 4.1 supports BraillePen
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Many of you may have already heard of the latest accessibility addition from Google. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or higher operating systems are compatible with a new release of BrailleBack. This accessibility app give the BraillePen users Braille input and output. To download and for further information go to BrailleBack.

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