Yes its true, a new star is born among braille displays and
it is called the Active Star! Those of you,
who may remember the BrailleStar 40, imagine a sleeker and lighter weight
40 cell braille display with the same ergonomic concave braille cells, triple action keys and
slide tray that accommodates most laptop or tablet computers. Now ad a lithium ion battery that will give
you up to 40 hours battery life per charge, a magnetic qwerty keyboard that
attaches firmly to the top of the unit which you can use for note taking or to
control your computer or device of choice on multiple platforms, a compartment
under the tray designed to hold a smart phone, stereo speakers and a 16 voice
polyphonic FM synthesizer with real musical instrument sounds.
Handy Tech’s own patented Active Tactile control (ATC)
technology not only makes it possible to read books from beginning to end
without the need to press buttons, but also promotes music braille literacy
using real instrument sounds which are triggered while reading the score that
you are in the process of learning or share the song that you composed on the
Active Star yourself.
Braille teachers enjoy the instructional tools that allow
them to play back their students reading sessions in real time, or generate
spreadsheets that demonstrate measurable progress and provide statistics with
regard to reading behaviors. Active Star
also comes with games that make learning braille engaging and fun.
Support for the mainstream Mass storage protocol makes it
possible to fly files back and forth between the active Star and your
computer. Handy Tech’s HTCom
communications software makes it easy to effortlessly translate between
contracted and uncontracted braille.
To find out more or to schedule a demonstration, call:
You can also email:
A Revolutionary Pocket-sized Multi-player
with Integrated Stand-alone OCR
Introducing Blaze EZ, a merging of two technologies in one portable device.
For the first time, blind and visually impaired consumers have access to a pocket-size book player integrated with OCR text-to-speech to capture and read aloud hardcopy printed documents on-demand. Blaze EZ creates a new class of digital book player. Access to Books, Music, Printed Text and More.
Blaze EZ plays audio books and music files from its internal memory or your SD card and connects through its built-in Wi-Fi to access online media, podcasts and internet radio. It supports more than 20 file formats including formats from BookShare, NLS and Learning Ally, and also plays your favorite music or podcasts. Create high-quality recordings using the internal microphone, external stereo microphone or stereo line-in. Enjoy live radio using the built-in FM Radio.
Stand-alone, One-touch OCR and Text-to-Speech
Use Blaze EZ to read printed material like brochures, magazines, restaurant menus, government or business forms, class or meeting agendas and more wherever you go. Just scan, and then listen as printed materials are read aloud, or save a scanned image for reading at your leisure. Just hold Blaze EZ above the document, then click
the OCR button. It’s that simple.
E-Bot, what’s hot in low vision
E-Bot, the portable reading, writing, and distance viewing magnifier with Optical character Recognition.
E-Bot can connect to your iPad or Android tablet, Mac, PC, or a stand-alone monitor. E-Bot uses a proprietary dedicated wireless network to connect to your iPad or Android tablet, thus eliminating the need for a local Wi-Fi connection.
E-Bot comes in three versions, basic, advanced and pro. Please contact Triumph Technology to discuss which one will work best for you.
Cosmo Electronic Brailler
Triumph Technology is pleased to offer the Cosmo electronic brailler from Ebrailler, LLC. Cosmo is the world’s quietest and most flexable electronic braille writer and embosser.
Create crisp, easy to read braille regardless of paper thickness and do it on a device no louder than most ink jet printers.
Proficient braille readers enjoy the flexibility of using Cosmo as a stand-alone braille writer, or connecting it to a computer so it may be used in concert with the Duxbury braille translation software.
Braille educators appreciate the ability to provide instruction to students living in hard to travel and distant locations with the use of BERT, (Braille Education Remote Tool). BERT is an online subscription service that saves time and money while empowering Braille teachers to provide quality remote Braille instruction to their students.
Triumph Technology is now taking orders for Cosmo and we would be happy to answer any questions you might have at:
You may also visit us online at:
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Lease to Own Option Now available for Adaptive Technology solutions costing over $1,700
I want to thank Triumph Technology for working with me on getting a Braille display
on a lease to own program. I would not have otherwise been able to afford this device.
I would encourage everybody to at least give this plan a look. I have downloaded
books from NLS and Bookshare
and absolutely love it! Dwayne McNutt, Hiltons, VA
For years customers have been asking for the ability to make payments on assistive technology hardware purchased from Triumph Technology, such as braille
displays, OCR and video magnification systems. Previously, this was not possible for us to offer such a payment plan for a variety of reasons; however,
Triumph Technology is happy to announce that we are now able to offer products on the lease to own basis.
For the first time in Triumph Technology’s 8 years in business, technology that once seemed unattainable can now be purchased on a lease to own payment plan for qualified customers.
Here is how it works:
- Customer contacts Triumph Technology at 651-636-5184
- The product or products being considered for purchase are identified and the cost is established.
- Triumph Technology then gets the consumer in touch with the leasing company who takes an application over the phone; The approval or denial of an application is at the discretion of the leasing company.
- If accepted, the leasing company works with the customer to explain the terms of the lease and complete the verification process.
Here are the two leasing options currently available through Triumph Technology:
- 1. 24 month buyout: The length of the lease is 21 months and the last 3 months payments made either monthly or in a lump sum constitutes the buyout.
- 2. Baker’s Dozen: A down payment is determined and made based on customer credit rating, the remaining amount is paid over a 12 month term and the 13
month payment constitutes the buyout.
- Full page scanning means fantastic braille tracking which is especially important for people who are deaf and blind
- Enjoy the ability to bring up a list of pages or headers and quickly move to the desired section of a document by pressing the enter key on the desired page or header.
- Check the orientation of the last page scanned with a keystroke.
- Quickly scan large bodies of text and process them later
In either case, you have the option of either letting the equipment go back to the leasing company at the end of the contract or owning it.
Note that there is an unavoidable $250 document fee rolled into each of the above options which is added to and spread out over the term of the lease.
We realize that this type of arrangement isn’t for everybody, but for many people, acquiring assistive technology products they thought they could never afford just got much easier.
For more information, please call:
iRead 220.127.116.11 released
iRead version 18.104.22.168 is now available at:
The new image page tab makes it easy to archive those important documents and email them in common image formats.
The multi camera support is the most vital enhancement of this latest iRead version. So far our experiences with the different HoverCam models have been excellent.
The automatic turn-of-a-page-detection was previously only possible with the Syeye camera. By extending the iRead we have changed this. Now the turn-of-a-page-detection
works with other cameras offering a webcam interface, like the HoverCam.
Another feature implemented in version 22.214.171.124 is the detection of duplicates. Now, even if the position of the text to be recognized was changed slightly, the program will recognize a page that was scanned before and discard the duplicate scan. This is especially helpful with scanning a book from
start to finish.
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact Triumph Technology by calling:
Available in 40, 64 and 80 cell versions, the Handy Tech Basic Braille is perfect for people who want a fantastic quality braille display at a very affordable price. Recognizing the need to offer a competitively priced braille display without compromising the quality for which Handy Tech braille devices are known for worldwide, this little gem is a stroke of genius in its simplicity.
Three buttons on either side of the braille display are used for command and control. These keys are flush to the sleek and attractive aluminum housing while still being easy to feel. Cursor routing buttons above each braille sell makes editing documents a snap. If you want a rugged, high quality braille display with a two year warranty for use on a desktop and/or laptop computer then check out Basic Braille because feeling is believing!
Perkins Mini packs a big punch for the money
This 16 cell note taker boasts internal features such as a notepad, calculator, clock, calender and offers both USB and Bluetooth connectivity.
The ability to easily create folders and files on the included 4 GB SD card makes this device a pleasure to use and its more than just tiny, its downright cute!
At only $1,549.00 US, cell per cell and feature per feature, the Perkins Mini is the new best value for the money and the included leather case gives it some fashion sense too!
The packaging is almost “Apple like” with the tight form fitting compartments which contain the device itself in the above mentioned leather carrying case with shoulder strap, USB SD Micro card reader, Bluetooth dongle for computers without Bluetooth support and CD containing the manual.
JAWS and Window-Eyes users will be happy to know that it works great with these screen readers and support for iOS devices is coming soon.
ActiveBraille, the world’s first portable Braille display with Active Tactile Control (ATC) technology!
Active Braille is the world’s first 40 character Braille display with patented ATC technology. In addition to being an ergonomically optimized Braille display, Active Braille is also a powerful note taker on which you can store hundreds of books. Reading is a real pleasure with the automatic scrolling of the Bookworm mode. Read books at your own speed from beginning to end without hardly ever having to press a button.
German based manufacturer, Handy Tech sets new standards for Braille displays with the use of HID technology (Human Interface Device) drivers that makes it easier than ever to simply plug and Braille. Connected via USB to a computer, Active Braille is immediately ready to use.
Active Braille also offers wireless Bluetooth connectivity for use with computers and mobile devices. The ergonomically designed Braille keyboard allows for the entry of text directly from Active Braille.
Active Braille is ideal for reading books. With its unique ability to detect the tactile reading position, the Bookworm mode allows for the automatic scrolling of text and Active Braille is also an awesome note taking, reading and Braille instructional companion.
The ATC Log Analyzer provides trainers and Braille teachers with the ability to monitor specific reading behaviors and provide measurable, quantitative data on their student’s progress on the lesson-by-lesson basis.
Accomplish Ltd of New Zealand has partnered with the Minnesota based adaptive technology company, Triumph Technology, LLC to distribute the very powerful ‘CashManager’ for business software.
CashManager has been widely used throughout the mainstream sector in New Zealand and Australia for over 20 years, and now United States customers can purchase this accessible, feature rich, yet easy to use business finance software from Triumph Technology
For more information please visit Accomplish Global
or for specific content relating to the blind & vision impaired Cash Manager for the Visually impaired
The business version of CashManager is available with 12 month of support in the United States. You can read more about the software and download a fully functioning trial from:
Thank you for considering Triumph Technology for your blindness or low vision adaptive technology products, training and consulting needs. Triumph Technology is a Minneapolis-based company that is owned and operated by business professionals with visual impairments. In addition to our own innovative and cost-effective blindness and low vision solutions, we distribute cutting-edge products for some of the best-known companies in the adaptive technology industry. Triumph Technology also offers customized adaptive technology training and consulting services to organizations and individuals throughout the United States and Canada.