Braille Writing For Students Who Will Graduate in 2015 – commented by Harpo
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This article is a summary of a presentation given at Texas Focus 2003, and aims to examine the status and role of braille writing in early education within the USA. I like to start my presentations with a world map, as it is something familiar and comfortable to most people. Until that is, the true representation of the world is shown, with Australia on top! It’s always surprising to find how such a simple change in perspective can challenge people’s … Read more

Research data confirm the power of the Mountbatten Brailler?
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Why Mountbatten Brailler The Mountbatten is more than a belief. Its power is proved by research: “The Bluetooth® Smart Mountbatten, in combination with one of the most popular mainstream technologies to date, serves the purpose of including learners with and without visual impairments, on both technological and social levels.” (Wiazowski, RESNA Assistive Technology, October 2014, vol. 26, no. 4) “The ease of depressing the buttons, the device’s ergonomic design, its speech reinforcement, its ability to correct errors, and the visual … Read more

Season’s Greetings
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Wishing you all the best and peaceful Christmas, Harpo Team &lt;br /&gt;<br />

Earl Mountbatten of Burma
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Did you know why our Braille Whisperer is called “Mountbatten”? Here is the story: It starts back in 1979 after the death of Earl Mountbatten of Burma (more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/…/Louis_Mountbatten,_1st_Earl_Moun…). Those, who wanted to commemorate Lord Mountbatten’s life, have established The Mountbatten Memorial Trust; one of its purposes is “grants given to assist technological research aimed at assisting disabled people throughout the world”. The engineering department at Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford applied for a grant to develop … Read more

Speech2Go software released
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Speech2Go Converts any text to human-like speech very simple and intuitive comes in packages with IVONA voices drag and drop your digital text files to convert them to portable audio files many languages and many voices read multi-page contracts, blog articles, children’s books or anything else you need to 30 day trial free upgrades life-time license Now released! More details here

Mountbatten Brailler Carry Case
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Now available! Standard with any purchase of Mountbatten Braille Whisperer.   Mountbatten dressed up Mountbatten Brailler is changing for you. Not only inside but also outside. As its popularity grows, especially after it became the first hard-copy Braille device with Smart Bluetooth, the time came to clad it in a padded carry case that both protects it from any incidental hits and bumps but also makes it even more portable. The case is made of high quality fabric and features … Read more

Mountbatten Braille Whisperer
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Mountbatten Braille Whisperer braille miracle under your fingers Your Whisperer: Quiet Long lasting battery Light touch keyboard Speech output PC/Mac connectivity via USB iOS/Android connectivity via Bluetooth Direct QWERTY keyboard input MB-Comm/MBMimic apps Carry Case included

Jaws 15 supports all the functions in BraillePen 12 (Touch)
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Many of you have been awaiting this news. We are happy to announce that Jaws 15 (32-bit and 64-bit) supports in full functions of the BraillePen 12. Harpo signed up for the Signed Driver Program required by FreedomScientific to create a BraillePen 12 (Touch) driver that allows users to navigate Windows machines with Jaws installed on it. The driver also lets users control Jaws settings using various BraillePen 12 (Touch) keystrokes. Further information, including all the keystrokes and the driver … Read more

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