APH PocketBraille

Computer, Handheld

Accession Number: 2000.47.1-3

Description: "A revolutionary portable, battery operated [braille notetaker] designed specifically for braille users. As a stand-alone unit, the APH PocketBraille enables the user to write, read, edit and store approximately 200 pages of Grade 2 braille. When connected to other devices, the APH PocketBraille sends and receives data in the form of ASCII files or program code." --APH catalog. Can be used with personal computers, printers, braille embossers, modems, and VersaBrailles. Device has a silent seven-key braille keyboard, voice synthesizer, speaker, reverse translator, rechargeable batteries, headphone jack, a Z-80 CMOS microprocessor, over 200K of nonvolatile RAM, and a carrying case. .1 - APH PocketBraille, carrying case, and AC/DC power supply for recharging. .2 - cassette tape interface device. .3 - memory module (32K data storage device).

Height: 2.4

Width: 4.8

Length: 9

Date Made: 1988 original production

Maker: Gissoni, Fred, inventor

Place of Origin: Louisville, KY

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Credit Line: APH Collection, 2000.47

Subjects: Braille Computers Electronic aids Instructional aids, tools, and supplies Speech

Dimension Notes: carrying case: 2.5 x 12.5 x 5.5 in. cassette tape interface device: 1 x 2 x 3 in. memory module: .5 x 2.5 x 1.5 in.

Made: American Printing House for the Blind.

Updated: 07/23/2015