[accesscomp] Fw: Accessible World Tek Talk Archives Archive Update

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THE SECOND GENERAL BRAILL PLUS 18 has been posted to the Tek Talk Archives
Archives and can also be found on the front page of
http://accessibleworld.org/ under the "Recent Content" heading.

The link to the full description of the archive is below:

The link to download the file is below:

Tek Talk Archives description:

Introducing the Braille Plus 18â for Students and Professionals who are

This spectacular new product from American Printing House for the Blind 
is an easy-to-use mobile device that lets you chat and text by cell phone,
read print with the camera, navigate with GPS, and much more.  Like its
popular predecessor, the original Braille+, the new Braille Plus 18â puts
unprecedented computing power in the hands of braille users in the 
at home, or at the office.

Created by APH and LevelStarâ, Braille Plus 18 combines a high-quality
braille keyboard and refreshable braille display with an advanced mobile
platform and specialized accessible software to create the world's first
Android device designed specifically for students and adults who are braille

Measuring less than 6.5" x 4.1" and just over one inch in height, it can go
with you almost anywhere, yet this small package puts dozens of services at
the usersâ fingertips.
With Braille Plus 18, the user can:
â Easily understand the human sounding speech.
â Use the 5 megapixel (MP) camera and flash to quickly and accurately
convert menus, papers, and books into braille or speech
â Use GPS to determine current location, discover nearby businesses, and
get directions.
â Efficiently start apps or find information with the Google search
technology that is built into the platform
â Read books and periodicals from the National Library Service (NLS),
Learning Ally (formerly RFBD), and bookshare.org
â Create, edit, and read documents in multiple formats and change them to
braille with the Word Processor
â Take full advantage of the Internet with the state-of-the-art browser
â Read and write email messages with the email program compatible with both
POP3 and IMAP protocols
â Automatically read everything in contracted braille
â Schedule appointments and alarms with the calendar and clock
â Record lectures or music with the built-in stereo microphones and the
â Play music on the device or from the cloud with the music player.
â Connect to Wi-Fi hot spots with wireless "n" technology
â     Stay connected with 3G wireless (needs a cell phone plan from AT&T or
T-                  Mobile. Verizon-compatible starting in 2013.)
â Enjoy thousands of additional apps written for Android smart phones
â Enjoy stereo playback through the speakers or with a Bluetooth headphone.
â Share media and documents with the full size SD card or USB port
â Share or collaborate with sighted peers, teachers, or parents with the TV
signal outputs

To see the full list of functions visit Braille Plus 18

About the American Printing House for the Blind:
The American Printing House for the Blind, a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization, is the world's largest company devoted solely to researching,
developing, and manufacturing products for people who are blind or visually
impaired. Founded in 1858, it is the oldest organization of its kind in the
United States. Under the 1879 federal Act to Promote the Education of the
Blind, APH is the official supplier of educational materials for visually
impaired students in the U.S. who are working at less than college level.

APH manufactures textbooks and magazines in braille, large print, recorded,
and computer disc formats. APH also manufactures hundreds of educational,
recreational, and daily living products. APH's fully-accessible web site
(www.aph.org) features information about APH products and services, online
ordering of products, and free information on a wide variety of
blindness-related topics. One popular feature of the site is the Louis
Database, a free tool to help locate accessible books available from
organizations across the U.S.

The American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. is located at 1839 Frankfort
Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, call (502) 895-2405 or
log on to www.aph.org.

Presenter: Larry Skutchan
E-Mail: larryskutchan@xxxxxxx

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relevant information about new products, services, and training 
designed specifically to eliminate geographic and access barriers that
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