For Immediate Release
Louisville, Kentucky, April 23, 2012
Roberta Williams, (502) 899-2357, email@example.com
Introducing the APH Braille Plus 18 for Blind Students and Professionals
This spectacular new product from American Printing House for the Blind (APH) 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.
Created by APH and LevelStar™, 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 for blind students and professionals.
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 users’ fingertips.
With Braille Plus 18, the user can:
• Easily understand the human sounding speech.
• Use the 5 megapixel (MP) camera and flash to quickly and accurately convert menus, papers, and books into braille or speech
• Use GPS to determine current location, discover nearby businesses, and get directions.
• Efficiently start apps or find information with the Google search technology that is built into the platform
• Read books and periodicals from the National Library Service (NLS), Learning Ally (formerly RFBD), and bookshare.org
• Create, edit, and read documents in multiple formats and change them to braille with the Word Processor
• Take full advantage of the Internet including compatibility with HTML5, Flash, and plug-ins, including Readability, which strips clutter from Web pages.
• Read and write email messages with the email program compatible with both POP3 and IMAP protocols
• Automatically read everything in contracted braille
• Schedule appointments and alarms with the calendar and clock
• Record lectures or music with the built-in stereo microphones and the recorder.
• Play music on the device or from the cloud with the music player.
• Connect to Wi-Fi hot spots with wireless "n" technology
• Enjoy stereo playback through the speakers or with a Bluetooth headphone.
• Share media and documents with the full size SD card or USB port
• Stay connected with 3G wireless connections (needs a cell phone plan)
• Enjoy thousands of additional apps written for Android smart phones
• Share or collaborate with sighted peers, teachers, or parents with the TV signal outputs
About the American Printing House for the Blind
Founded in 1858, it is the oldest organization of its kind in the United States and the world's largest not-for-profit company that creates educational, workplace, and life-style products and services for blind or visually impaired people. APH is located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206. Visit www.aph.org for more information.
Roberta Williams, 502-899-2357
Public Relations Manager
Tours, InSights Art, General Publicity
American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
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Presenter: Steve Barclay, VP Sales and Marketing, Aroga Technologies