The professional Braille display for the workplace
Modular Evolution is designed for the professional blind user in their workplace. Adapted for your needs, Modular Evolution offers the perfect combination for you. The Modular Evolution is available with either 88 or 64 Braille elements. The connected Modular Keyboard or Modular Braille keyboard creates a complete system. An additional number pad on the 88 version can be clicked into the system left or right. The patented ATC (Active Tactile Control) technology offers unique assistance features such as automatic scrolling, fast reading or announcing text attributes.
The advantages at a glance:
- 64 or 88 concave braille elements with cursor routing
- individually customizable for your needs: QWERTY keyboard or Braille keyboard, numeric keypad
- patented ATC function: automatic scrolling during reading, and much more
- one-cable solution: all components are electrically and mechanically connected
- 3 USB ports
- 16 GB of storage space
Modular Braille Display
The Braille display unit of the Modular Evolution is available with 88 or 64 Braille cells. The Modular Braille display offers the following control elements:
- 2 navigation keys (Left/Right), ergonomically placed across the whole width of the Braille display
- 2 Triple Action keys, (Left/Right), integrated with the tactile area
- 8 function keys (B1 – B4, B5 – B8)
- 88 or 64 cursor routing keys for placing the cursor at each Braille position
The Modular Braille display offers three additional USB ports. This allows you to directly connect a printer or scanner. With the 16 GB internal memory, all the applications and data are always available to you.
The Modular Keyboard of the Modular Evolution is a complete PC keyboard which can be clipped onto the Braille display unit. The keyboard has tactile markings for blind users. The keys are labelled with high contrast (white on black) and can therefore be easily read by partially sighted users.
Modular Braille Keyboard
With the Modular Braille Keyboard you can enter text in Braille. It also offers complete control of the PC. In addition to the 8 ergonomic Braille entry keys (P1 – P8), the Modular Braille keyboard has a number pad as well as control and function keys.
Ideal for writing in braille on the PC
The Modular Evolution Braille Keyboard is a full-fledged computer keyboard for braille input. It can realize all input possibilities of a MF2 keyboard. Simply connect it to the PC via USB and you are ready to go. The Braille input keys are located centrally in the area where the letter keys are located on a standard MF2 keyboard. They are ergonomically arranged and correspond to the Braille points <P1 to P8>. Pressing a key combination enters one character at a time.
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The advantages at a glance:
- Braille keyboard - ideal for Braille input and for controlling the PC
- 8 ergonomically arranged Braille input keys
- Input of full braille possible
- Control and function keys
- Tuned space bar for screen reader control
- Numeric keypad connectable via USB
- Can be ideally combined with the Modular Evolution 88/64 - no additional cable connection necessary
All control and function keys available
The complete control keys and even all keys of the numeric keypad of a standard PC keyboard are available on the Modular Evolution Braille keyboard.
Screen reader control
The two spacebar keys are specially designed to meet the needs of screen reader users, such as JAWS for Windows, and have the following functions:
If one of the two spacebar keys or both spacebar keys is pressed without another braille key (P1 to P8), the function of a spacebar key is executed.
If a space bar is pressed together with Braille keys (P1 to P8), the left space bar performs the function of the Insert key and the right space bar performs the function of the Ctrl key.
If both spacebars are pressed together with Braille keys, the insert key, the Ctrl key and the Braille combination are executed.
Full text input
Via a second Braille character set you can enter full text with the Modular Evolution Braille keyboard, which is then directly output as full text. For example, if you enter a sch character as dots 156, the letter sequence "sch" is inserted into the text.
Combination with the Modular Evolution 88/64
The Modular Evolution Braille keyboard is clickable to the Modular Evolution 88 and 64 without additional cable connection.
Modular Number Pad
When clipped on to the Modular Evolution, the number pad offers additional functions. The 16 keys of the Modular number pad can be individually assigned. For example, as a telephone operator, you can use the number pad directly for dialling or switchboard functions.
All components of the Modular Evolution can be clipped on to the Modular Braille display without the need for any annoying cables. When attached, the components have an electrically and mechanically stable connection. With just one cable the whole system of the Modular Evolution is connected to the PC via USB. There is no need to have cables all over your desk.
Active Tactile Control (ATC)
The patent pending Active Tactile Control (ATC) enables you to control the PC directly with your reading position on the Braille display. This opens up a whole new world of controlling a PC for blind and visually impaired users. With the help of ATC for example, words or letters can be announced by the speech output. ATC even recognizes when the current line has been read completely and automatically scrolls to the next line without the need of pressing the reading keys. ATC is able to detect the reading position reliably even if several fingers are on the Braille display.
ATC Assistance Functions
- For professional use of a PC, ATC offers several helpful functions, the so-called assistance functions.
- Automatic Scrolling: When you have read the text on the Braille display completely, ATC automatically scrolls to the next position.
- Speed Reading: A word is spoken when touching the first letter.
- Read the Whole Line: The line will be read completely triggered by a touch on the Braille display
- Spelling when Reading Backwards: When reading a Braille character twice, it will be announced.
Interactive Learning with ATC
- Reading Single Characters: The letter at the reading position will be either announced immediately or with delay.
- Read Word at the End: When the word has been read completely, it will be announced. This function is especially handy when learning a foreign language.
- Analysing the Reading Behaviour: ATC allows you to monitor the handling of the Modular Evolution. Analyzing the reading behaviour is especially helpful for the teaching environment while learning Braille.
- ATC Settings: The various ATC options can be adjusted to your individual needs by using the settings menu.
Only the Braille cells of the Handy Tech braille displays have the concave and sloped down shape. The tactile surface matches perfectly the finger tip when reading.
Judge for yourself - the advantages right at your fingertips. The Braille output of the Modular Evolution can be read with a natural and relaxed hand position which is especially important for power users. The cursor routing keys are integrated into the tactile surface, aiding with orientation. The up and down keys are placed where you need them when reading Braille.
16 keys B9 – B14, 0 – 9
Dimensions: 12,7 x 4,2 x 17,3 cm
Weight: 0,9 kg
105 keys - tactile markings
Dimensions: 51,5 x 4,2 x 17,3 cm
Weight: 1,0 kg
Modular Braille Display
88/64 Braille cells with cursor routing
704 (88*8)/ 512 (64*8) ATC sensors
8 Braille keys
2 navigation keys
2 Triple Action keys
8 function keys B1 - B83
3 USB connections (Typ A)
16 GB internal memory
Dimensions: 64,3 x 6,2 x 26,5 (88er)
Weight: 3,5 kg
Dimensions: 51,5 x 6,2 x 26,5 (64er)
Weight: 2,9 kg