The Quiet Touch: An Overview of Braille Access to WindowsBy Leventhal, Jay D.; Earl, Christa L.; Access World, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 9-16
Publication Date: May 2000
Article on braille access to Windows. The article explains the advantages a refreshable braille display has over a speech synthesizer, how braille displays work, and how well Windows screen readers support braille output. Two braille displays were used in the evaluation: The Alva Satellite 544 and the PowerBraille 40. The article concludes that much work needs to be done to bring braille access to the level of speech access, and additional work is necessary to coordinate both to make one powerful Windows access tool.
Assistive Products Discussed: ALVA SATELLITE 544
POWERBRAILLE 40 & POWERBRAILLE 80
Published by: AFB Press (Website:http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=46)
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) (Web Site: http://www.afb.org )
Link to text: http://www.afb.org/aw/AW0103toc.asp