The new ElBraille/Focus 40 (I5) 5th Generation Portable Notetaker


The Future of Notetakers – Portable Windows® 10 with JAWS® and Braille

Powered by Windows 10 with JAWS and a Focus 40 braille display is the most powerful and up-to-date braille note taker.


The ElBraille is the newest portable solution for the blind and the logical next step in notetaker development. It uses JAWS to provide speech and braille output and the JAWS’ BrailleIn feature to allow complete control of ElBraille from the Perkins-style, braille keyboard.



The ElBraille is a portable device 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.  This take anywhere replacement for the dedicated notetaker, ElBraille combines the flexibility of a modern mainstream computer running the Windows® 10 operating system with JAWS® and a 40-cell Braille display with a full Braille keyboard to offer a fully accessible compact solution. (JAWS and Braille display sold separately.)


Students and professionals alike will appreciate being able to run any Windows application such as Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, or Outlook®. Use FSReader to read DAISY books from sources such as or browse the internet with Microsoft Internet Explorer®, Google Chrome® or Mozilla® Firefox.