American Printing House (APH) continues growing with new partnerships bringing new products and innovations to the APH offerings. From Humanware, Microsoft and others, APH is putting a new face on at conventions and rightfully so. Dave Wilkinson had a table loaded with new devices and displaying new devices arriving this fall.
Here are few devices Dave mentions:
Designed by Microsoft so that Blind and Sighted peers can work together in the classroom to learn the basic concepts of computer programing. Code Jumper is a series of linkable units that can combine to make complex sentences and songs. The Audible sounds are great.
Designed by Humanware and is a variant of the Humanware Brailliant BI 14 Braille Display, and is bright red in color. A very handy compact Braille reader designed for young students and excellent for the classroom.
A Bumble Bee like device that interacts with phonics and descriptions. Aimed at the young 3-4 year-olds and provides a great experience for young Braille learners. The Braille Buzz has a Braille Perkins style keyboard as well as alphabet letters With audio feedback. A perfect tool for interacting with sighted peers and for learning letters and keyboarding skills.
Dave also talks about the Sunu Band, the Color Star color identification device and the Jupiter Video Magnifier.
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