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2014-01-30 23:27:08

HIMS Inc. to kick off year-long anniversary celebration at ATIA 2014 Conference with new product for low vision students and new math features for its popular Braille Sense notetakers. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 HIMS, a leading manufacturer of products for people who are blind or who have low vision, will kick off a year-long celebration of their 15th anniversary at the ATIA 2014 Conference to be held January 29 – February 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. Anniversary activities...

2013-12-18 12:23:20

~ Company has donated more than $850,000 to charity since 2006 ~ TOANO, Va., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL), the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, continues to support visually-impaired children and adults via National Braille Press, a non-profit Boston-based publishing house. Since 2006, Lumber Liquidators has donated more than $850,000 to help the organization sustain its mission. (Logo:...

2013-12-09 04:20:38

Competition encourages innovation in braille and tactile literacy for the blind BOSTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Braille Press (NBP) announced today, that it is now accepting applications for its 2013 Louis Braille Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation that will reward the recipient with up to $20,000. In keeping with NBP's mission, projects submitted this year must be focused on software or application development that demonstrates an aspect of tactile literacy for blind people...

2013-11-07 23:22:38

HIMS, a leading manufacturer of technologies for the blind and visually impaired, has just released an 18-cell Braille Notetaker with all of the features of larger and more expensive products, packed neatly into an ultra-portable, tablet-like device for the blind. Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 HIMS Inc. this week announced the release of Braille Sense U2 MINI, the next generation of their very popular line of notetakers for the blind. Devices like this are similar to a tablet...

2013-09-09 12:26:56

Competition encourages innovation in braille and tactile literacy for the blind BOSTON, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Braille Press (NBP) announced today, that it is now accepting applications for its 2013 Louis Braille Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation that will reward the recipient with up to $20,000. In keeping with NBP's mission, projects submitted this year must be focused on software or application development that demonstrates an aspect of tactile literacy for blind people...

2013-09-03 23:02:50

HIMS Inc. released an update for Braille EDGE 40 Braille Display that adds functionality which now supports reading and editing in several new file types including TXT, DOC, DOCX and RTF, and also now supports new languages including Danish, Turkish and Hebrew. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 Navigating a computer, smartphone or tablet is different for those who are blind. Instead of a monitor, keyboard and mouse, many blind computer users use talking screen readers and...

2013-07-31 23:04:40

HIMS Inc. has released an update for their Braille Notetakers that includes apps and productivity tools never before seen in a product of this type. For the first time, blind notetaker computer users have access to YouTube, DropBox, Excel, and more using software specifically designed for Braille input and voice navigation. Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 HIMS Inc. this month, released an update for their Braille Notetakers that includes apps and productivity tools never before seen in...

2013-06-24 12:23:34

BALTIMORE, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today joined Stevie Wonder and the World Blind Union in calling upon international negotiators to conclude a successful treaty for the blind and print disabled at a diplomatic conference taking place right now in Marrakesh, Morocco. Negotiators have only until Friday to solve the book famine for the blind. In most parts of the world, the blind only have access to about 1 percent of...

2013-06-21 16:22:09

LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, June 22, the top blind students from across the United States and Canada will meet in Los Angeles to put their knowledge of the braille code to the test in the only national academic competition for blind students in the country--The National Braille Challenge®. Sponsored by Braille Institute of America®, the competition serves to encourage blind children of all ages to fine-tune their braille skills, which are...

2013-05-31 23:24:12

Len the Plumber is sponsoring the annual Dot Dash 8k to fight the crisis on Braille Literacy. Baltimore, Md (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 As part of their continued commitment to the local community, Len the Plumber is sponsoring the annual Dot Dash 8k to fight the crisis on Braille Literacy. The race is hosted by The National Federation of the Blind, a national organization whose home is in Baltimore, MD. The money raised will help in tackling some alarming statistics and raising the general...


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2010-09-23 19:56:17

The Braille system is a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write. It was devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, a blind Frenchman. The Braille characters are made up of six dot positions arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each. Including a subset when dots are not raised, there are sixty-four possible subsets. The positions on the grid are number 1-3 from top to bottom, on the left, and 4-6 from top to bottom on the right. Horizontal Braille text is...

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