A person's hands rest on a HIMS QBraille XL device.
Posted by Karl Belanger | 01/04/2019 | Access Technology
Have you ever found yourself struggling to remember the series of commands needed to perform a keyboard shortcut on your display? Have you ever needed to do a command that isn’t configured on your display? Have you found yourself switching back and forth between your computer keyboard and your display to accomplish your work? If so, then the QBraille XL from HIMS may just be the perfect device for you. Read more The Best of Both Worlds: The QBraille XL Almost Perfectly Blends a Braille Display and a USB Keyboard...
Woman outside holding iPhone.
Posted by Karl Belanger | 09/05/2018 | Access Technology
Whether texting a friend, taking notes, or writing a longer email, typing on an iPhone has always been a little slow for many people. Apple has tried to make things smoother with the introduction of things like touch typing and Braille Screen Input, but longer writing on the iPhone is typically avoided. The introduction of third-party keyboards has provided the opportunity for alternate input methods and additional features, but there have been very few keyboards that really do anything innovative with on-screen input. Read more Faster Typing with FlickType for iOS...
Screenshot of the Windows Run dialog box
Posted by Karl Belanger | 01/09/2018 | Access Technology
The Run dialog has been around in Windows since the days of Windows 95, and can be accessed using the keyboard shortcut Windows+R. Read more The Power of the Run Dialog for Accessing Things Quickly...
Product photo of the ElBraille and Focus 14 courtesy of Freedom Scientific.
Posted by Karl Belanger | 11/27/2017 | Access Technology
The ElBraille consists of a small Windows 10 computer built into a case for the Focus 14 Blue Braille display. The case feels quite sturdy, and the overall concept is a very good one. The unit comes Read more Review of Freedom Scientific's ElBraille ...
Vario 340 being used with a Windows laptop. Photo courtesy of BAUM USA.
Posted by Karl Belanger | 10/12/2017 | Access Technology
The Vario 340 by BAUM is an extremely simple, basic display designed for quick and easy connectivity with a computer. The display itself simply has the three buttons on either side of the display that simulate Braille dots as in other BAUM products, an on/off switch, and a USB C port. Read more BAUM Vario 340: Expensive Simplicity...

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