Standards List: Adaptive Technology

Braille Device: Embosser

The Department of Human Services has made a Statement of Assurance to provide comparable access for individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA, which makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability, employers must reasonably accommodate the disabilities of qualified applicants or employees, unless undue hardship would result.

  • BIT will set standards for assistive devices.
  • Telecommunications will set standards for the support of devices.
  • Bureau of Personnel will set standards for training employees with disabilities in the use of standard devices.

This technology will be applied to individual computers as new technology. This technology will be available to all employees requiring assistive technology.

Criteria for selection included:

  • Available features.
  • Ease of use.
  • Windows Vista/7/8.x compatible.
  • Training and tutorials available.
  • Technical support available.
  • Cost comparison based on features.

ViewPlus VP EmBraille

ViewPlus EmBraille Embosser is a lightweight and compact device. ViewPlus devices use a standard Windows print driver to place text and/or grahics into Microsoft products like Word and Excel. Also available is a Tiger Software Suite that gives you advanced translation and emobossing tools.

Technical Specifications

  • Single side printing at speeds up to 25 CPS.
  • Tactile Resolution: 17DPI
  • Tactile Graphic Dot Heights: Variable for color representation.
  • Braille Dot Heights: Adjustable in 3 heights.
  • Paper Width: 3 to 8.5 inches.
  • Paper Type: Continuous, single-sheet feeder
  • Paper Weight: 30 to 108 lb
  • Connection: USB (1.1 and 2.0)
  • Height: 6.25 inches
  • Width: 14.13 inches
  • Depth: 11.2 inches
  • Weight: 11 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year standard

Last Updated: 06/20/2016
Last Reviewed: 11/29/2017


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