Focus 40 Blue Refreshable Braille Display – 5th Generation!

The Focus range of Braille displays has been around for many years and provided great service to people all around the world. The new fifth generation of the Focus 40 Blue braille display has added some exciting new features that takes them to a whole new level.


Often manufacturers claim that a new product is more rugged and stronger. With the new Focus 40 Blue 5th Gen Freedom Scientific have added a shock proof design with a housing built from aluminum and steel, and which has shock absorbers both inside and out. It has been drop tested to the international standard MIL-STD-810G and the Braille cells have been physically isolated to create a Braille display able to meet the demands of the active user. This is particularly relevant in education where most damage to Braille devices occurs when they are accidentally dropped.


Adjust the firmness of the dots to suit your personal preferences


Like previous Focus Blue models, the fifth generation is lightweight and compact with a user-friendly keyboard and control layout. You can have up to five Bluetooth connections so that you can easily connect to iOS and Android™ devices such as smartphones, iPads®, and tablets. You can also use the Perkins-style keyboard for effortless Braille text input to control your computer. When you combine the Focus 40 Blue with JAWS®, you have the ultimate in speech and Braille access to your computer.


A new “scratch pad” note-taking function enables quick note-taking on the fly.



With the price of $3,950 the Focus 40 Blue offers the best value braille display on the market today!




40 Braille cells

8-dot Braille keyboard

Seamless braille with a more crisp and uniform feel

Convenient front panel controls and customizable NAV rockers

Our exclusive NAV Rockers let you rapidly scroll by line, sentence, paragraph, or pan through a document

Menu button, conveniently centred above the cursor router buttons, for quick access to calendar, clock, Bluetooth connections, and more

Built-in Scratchpad with BRF Book Reader

Micro SD Card up to 32 GB

Select your personal Braille firmness with VariBraille

USB-C micro connector – always right-side-up to reduce wear and tear




Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity – switch between five Bluetooth devices and one USB connection

Out-of-the box compatibility with Apple® iOS 11 and Android devices

Use with JAWS for combined speech and Braille access

Use with JAWS for Braille Study Mode to learn and teach Braille

Works with JAWS BrailleIn™ for contracted Braille input and full control in Windows®


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