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Picture of BRAILLE 'N SPEAK Braille 'N Speak is an electronic braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The unit features a six-key Perkins-style braille keyboard and the capability to provide output in print, synthesized speech, or braille. This portable stand-alone data manager offers a simple command structure; word processing capabilities and spell check; a fully-adjustable speech synthesizer which enables the user to control the rate of speech, tone, pitch, and more; a Grade 2 Braille back-translator for standard print output; and the capacity to operate in two languages. The unit is available with an English module only, with English and one of 14 other languages, or with any two of 14 non-English languages Other features include a one-handed operation mode; a double-speed mode; the capability to run external software; 786 kilobytes of RAM and two megabytes of flash ROM; and a talking clock, calendar, telephone directory, scientific calculator, and stopwatch. The complete package includes the Braille 'N Speak, a soft leather case, a serial cable, a computer interface kit, a manual in print and on audio cassette, and a braille quick-reference guide. POWER: A rechargeable nickel-cadmium battery (included) provides 25 to 30 hours of use between charges. An alternating current (AC) adapter/charger (included) enables operation using standard household current. OPTIONS: Braille manual, service contract, 9-volt battery adaptor for five hours of emergency power using a 9-volt battery, and parallel printer cable. DIMENSIONS: 8 x 5 x 1.25 inches. WEIGHT: One pound. WARRANTY: One-year warranty from date of receipt.

Price: 1595.00 to 1395.00.

This product record was updated on May 16, 2006.

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Freedom Scientific BLV Group LLC

11800 31st Court North
St Petersburg, Florida 33716-1805
United States
Telephone: 800-444-4443 or 727-803-8000.
Fax: 727-803-8001.

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NanoPac, Inc.

4823 S. Sheridan Road, Suite 302
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74145-5717
United States
Telephone: 800-580-6086 or 918-665-0329.
Fax: 918-665-0361.

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