My Pocket Viewer is an invaluable tool – I write natural history books, essays and monographs, website and magazine articles describing the habits and habitat of the fascinating bio-diverse wildlife species that occur here in “America’s only Tropical Rainforest.’ I would be lost without the portability of my trusty Humanware Pocket Viewer – it has helped me to remain productive and meet or exceed publication deadlines – by using it constantly, I am still extremely ‘able’ despite my perceived disability.
I was working with an early elementary student. Like all young students her dexterity, finger isolation and strength was weak. She spent more energy trying to push down the keys on a Perkins than focusing on her braille symbols as she wrote words and sentences. This is a very bright little girl. To see her labor over mechanics while she was ready to burst into braille was frustrating. I knew about the MountBatten and had seen it at conference. I took a mini class and I was sold. I purchased two as we had another student who was struggling. The difference was immediate. She moved over the keys easily. Because she no longer has to keep "pushing those keys down" she writes pages which is also contributing to putting a story together, sequencing, and using more punctuation. Problem solving along with using her imagination also are increased. No more heavy sighs over brailling. I cannot say enough about this. One of our best purchases!
I have a pretty active social life and like to travel a lot and often fly or take Amtrak trains alone. This would not be possible without my little Brailliant Braille display. Since I am deaf and cannot hear to talk on the phone and am also blind and cannot see to read texts, this is my only way of communicating with anyone. I not only use text messaging to communicate with family and friends but also use it to communicate with my employer, to "call in sick", to schedule appointments with doctors, to ask my guide dog school questions, and to check my credit card and checking accounts and the weather. It also allows me to access the web where I can shop for my groceries, dog food, Braille embosser paper, labeling tape and more. And last but not least, my Brailliant gives me 24/7 access to a favorite pastime: reading. I love to read!
It is really satisfying to see the growth in my clients’ independence as they realize what the Trekker Breeze enables them to do.
My name is Kalah Dolman and I am 15 years old. I am writing today to thank you for the wonderful Victor Stream you sent me as a prize for participating in the Braille Challenge. I will be sure to put it to good use, and like my BrailleNote Apex, I will treasure it always. I would also like to say that as a company that supplies visually impaired individuals with technology supplies, you are proficient and always hit the mark. I very much appreciate everything that you have invented in order to make our lives easier. Again, I would just like to say thank you for the Victor Reader and please keep up the good work.
For over 25 years, HumanWare's inspirational vision has resulted in a range of highly intuitive and intelligent solutions that empower people who are blind or with low vision by giving them the independence to participate effectively within a sighted world.