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Hardware Overview: Pac Mate

Picture of Woman using Pac Mate
The PAC Mate QX440 is a portable 40-cell refreshable Braille display. There are no seams between cells, giving the display the feel of reading Braille paper. A pair of three-way Whiz Wheels make for rapid navigation, and the dual purpose cursor routing buttons help users quickly and accurately obtain the information they need. Ten dual-purpose hot keys in the center provide shortcuts to applications. The Braille dots can be adjusted for intensity with the VariBraille feature.


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The staff at the ATAC has developed an overview of Braille, that includes the history of Braille development and links to other resources for learning and teaching Braille.

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Company Information

Freedom Scientific develops, manufactures, and markets technology-based products and services for people with vision impairments and learning disabilities. It was formed by combining three companies: Blazie Engineering, Henter-Joyce, and Arkenstone. Two of the company's nine-person board of directors are blind users of the company's products, and forty-five of the company's employees are vision impaired.