Versabraille II+ Portable Braille Computer

Computer, Digital

Accession Number: 2017.22.2

Description: (a) Rectilinear ivory aluminum chassis with rounded edges, rests on four black rubber feet that slightly angle the top towards the user; top has seven rectangular brown rubber keys, the six braille keys taller as you move from the center out on both sides, long space bar below; twelve key numeric keypad on left, slightly below separate on and off buttons and a brown rubber joystick pad; twenty key piezoelectric refreshabe braille display on brown bar above keyboard; aluminum "TSI" logo on cast plate in upper right; brown plastic carrying handle (which doubles as a keyboard stand) fold uner on bottom in back; 3.5" floppy disk drive in recess on front left; jack panel on back side of unit includes, from left to right, power supply jack, on/off slider switch, RS-232C-DTE and RS-232 DCE serial ports, external disk drive jack, and parallel printer jack; foil label on bottom, "Model No. VBII+ Serial No. L1C-005/Telesensory Systems Inc. Made in U.S.A."; (b) external power supply/charger, black plastic rectangular box with two cords emerging from opposite sides, one with male wall plug, the other with a female computer plug, labeled "Telesensory Systems Inc./L16016"; (c) Kaypro gray and black plastic parallel printer cable; (d) D-sub serial cable, eight pin DE-8 connector to DB-25.

Height: 3.5

Width: 15.25

Depth: 10.25

Date Made: ca. 1987

Maker: Telesensory Systems, Inc.

Place of Origin: Mountain View, CA

Credit Line: Gift of David Goldstein, 2017.22.

Subjects: Braille Reading devices Computers Computer programming

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: Telesensory Systems Inc.

Material: Aluminum, rubber, plastic

Updated: 11/01/2017