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Perkins School for the Blind

Perkins School for the Blind

175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472


Started in 1829 as the first school for the blind in the United States, Perkins is dedicated to improving literacy for children and adults who are blind, deafblind and visually impaired across the globe – providing opportunities for higher levels of education, career development and enhanced daily living.


Apex Communicator Package

Communicate with Anyone: A person who is Deaf -Blind types a message on the portable BrailleNote Apex keyboard, then a sighted person uses a tethered iPhone to read and respond to the message. Order a cup of coffee or conduct an in-depth conversation - the Apex Communicator makes face-to-face communication possible.

Apex Communicator Package includes the BrailleNote Apex, iPhone 4S and the HumanWare Communicator App.

Powerful and lightweight Braille Note Apex BT 18 offers instant access to web pages, emails and files; full-size braille keyboard, thumb keys and scroll for effortless navigation and comfortable reading; real-time instant messaging; recording capability; stereo sound access to books, music and internet radio.

BraillePen Slim

The BraillePen Slim is a small, portable, rechargeable braille keyboard which connects to external devices via Bluetooth. It can connect to any computer running Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 with System Access, JAWS, Supernova, Dolphin Pen or with the included BraillePen Write software. It also works with mobile phones running Mobile Speak and Talks.

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