TouchPad Pro Assistive Technology 

Technology for Blindness and Low-Vision, Reimanaged! 


 Pictured here is a top view of the TouchPad Pro. The tablet resembles a large iPad turned on its side horizontally. The majority of the surface is made up of over 2000 pins that raise and lower to different heights to form tactile images, multiple lines of braille or a touch-sensitive Braille keyboard. It is called a tactile and visual display because the pins contain characteristics that make them light up in various colors. Pictured drawing a bright blue line on the display is an electronically connected stylus, resembling a fat pen. Buttons on the stylus allow it to change instantly from drawing to erasing and may have other functions like shape-making.  Above the display is a full line of refreshable braille cells like that of a BrailleNote. To either side of the line of braille cells are stereo speakers. Above the tactile display and line of braille, at 12 o'clock is a front-facing multi-Lens 3D camera and microphone.  At 6 o'clock, below the display is a home button and power button. In the left-hand corner is a scrolling and selecting device. To the left side of the display are 9 buttons with refreshable Braille indicators that can serve different functions.

     The following is pictured on the features page: Along the left edge of the TouchPad Pro are 2 USB ports, a mini-USB port and a headphone jack. On the top edge is a stylus storage place, and a power Jack.  On the right edge, there are 3 rocking buttons including a brightness adjustment, a contrast adjustment, a saturation adjustment so people with visual impairments can adjust the screen to best suite their needs. Centered on the back of the device is an LED Flash, a front-facing multi-lens 3D camera and a microphone. The TouchPad Pro will be able to take stills or moving images and change them in to tactile images on the screen. Please feel free to contact us with questions or suggestions! Back to home page click HERE