ElBraille: An Exciting New Approach to Computing Using Braille

The ElBraille is a portable Braille note-taker/PC designed for users who are blind or deaf-blind and want to stay connected at school, work, or home as well as on the go.


Click here to listen to Jonathan Mosen introduce and demonstrate the ElBraille 14


It represents a huge leap from the traditional Braille note-takers that use their own proprietary software and require specialist training and knowledge. ElBraille combines the flexibility of a modern mainstream computer running the Windows® 10 operating system with JAWS® and a Braille display with a full Braille keyboard to offer a fully accessible compact solution. (JAWS and Braille display sold separately.)


With ElBraille you can use the same programs, commands and interfaces that you use on your regular PC, right from the Braille display’s keyboard using the JAWS BrailleIn® feature. Run any Windows application such as Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, or Outlook®. Use FSReader to read DAISY or other digital books or browse the internet with Microsoft Internet Explorer® or Mozilla® Firefox. ElBraille also includes a set of specially designed apps for performing popular actions such as the creation of voice or text notes, listening to audio content, and more.


The ElNotes application developed by Elita Group is designed to create, store, and manage text and voice notes on the ElBraille Notetaker. ElNotes allows a user to quickly create text and voice notes using a set of special keystrokes and then export them to TXT or MP3 files respectively, if needed. These files are saved to a user-specified folder and then are available to be read and listened to using other ElBraille applications.


Save by upgrading your current investment – Compatible with your existing Focus 14 Blue Braille Display and your existing JAWS license.




– Runs Microsoft Windows 10

– Braille display: 14 refreshable Braille cells, an 8-dot Perkins-style Braille keyboard

– Microprocessor: Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8300, Quad-Core 1.84 GHZ CPU

– 160 GB of internal memory, 2 GB RAM

– 2 stereo speakers

– Built-in Microphone

– An additional system speaker with sound and vibration feedback

– Wireless WLAN802.11 A/B/G/N/AC networks support (2.4 and 5 GHz)

– Bluetooth V4.2

– A built-in 4G LTE modem supporting 7 cell networking standards: TDD-LTE, FDD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, CDMA1X/EVDO, GSM/GPRS/EDGE. Download speed up to 150 Mbps, upload speed up to 50 Mbps

– GPS 1/8″ (3.5 mm) headphone jack

– Memory card slot supporting SD, SDHC, SDXC up to 256 GB

– USB 3.0 port

– Mini HDMI port

– Rechargeable 10,400 mAh battery

– Approximately 17 to 20 hours on battery, even with wireless networking turned on

– Powered with an AC adapter (110 to 240 V) or from battery; adapter includes replaceable plugs (UK, US, EU, AU)

– ElBraille-14 dimensions: 7.4×4.7×1.5 in (189×118×38 mm)

– ElBraille-14 weight: 27 oz. (750 grams) with battery



– Microsoft Windows 10 operating system

– Supports Microsoft Office 2016, 2013, or 2010

– Available with JAWS for Windows screen reading software including high-quality Vocalizer Expressive voices

– A specially designed self-voiced and self-Brailled emergency menu allows recovery of the device without system reboot or loss of data in case speech and Braille output is interrupted


[1] http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/featurearticlesbyCatalogue/8121E0B13EA1139FCA25750700146C83?OpenDocument#Link5


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