For people who are able to read Braille, using technology may be an option to increase communication opportunities.
A portable device consisting of a DB-Phone and DB-BrailleNote (with QWERTY or Perkins keyboard).
A sighted person types their message into the DB-Phone and sends to the DB-BrailleNote where the deafblind person receives and reads the message reading through Braille output.
The deafblind person types and then sends their message back to the DB-Phone for the sighted person to read the display on screen or listen through speech output. Conversations can go back and forth via this method.
- Enables a person who is deafblind to communicate with hearing people
- The DB-Phone can be used for SMS Texting and with TTY
- Uses Braille output
- Communication takes place wirelessly via Bluetooth
- Software available for additional features
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