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Plug and Play Braille is Big News


While Macintosh users will probably complain that this is old news, it's worth noting the latest developments concerning HandyTech's Easy Braille. Windows computer users have always been able to go to a store, buy a keyboard, and plug it in and use it. No drivers or special software was required. But for braille displays, special support had to be written into each screen reader, leading to headaches and increased costs. The latest update to the Easy Braille, slated for this May, is advertised to solve this problem by supporting the industry-standard Human Interface Device or HID protocol. This potentially means that users can walk up to a computer, plug in a braille display, and get on with their work. It remains to be seen how this will work in practice, but it's a welcome addition to a $4,500 product.

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Category: Computers/Hardware

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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.


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