Blind and Low Vision Aids Provided by CATT

Below is a listing of the many products that we provide and provide training for. Be sure to reach out to us if you have any questions about these products and how we may assist you.

Braille Displays/Notetakers

Monarch

The Monarch is a next-generation braille display that can be used to read text books and full-sized graphics, all on one surface.

This product is yet to be released. We will update as availability and more information on this exciting technology becomes available.

Chameleon

Featuring Text-to-Speech, the Chameleon 20 is the perfect device for learning and reinforcing braille literacy skills. As a portable braille display with local apps, like an editor and library, this device is perfect for improving productivity whether you are in the classroom or the workplace.

Mantis

Keep braille at your fingertips anytime, anywhere, with the Mantis™ Q40: a Bluetooth® keyboard and 40-cell refreshable braille display.

Braille Embossers

PixBlaster

PixBlaster easily produces double-sided interpoint braille with smooth, rounded dots for improved readability along with industry-leading, high-quality tactile graphics with seven variable dot heights for color representation. Connect to Wi-Fi to translate and emboss documents on the fly from your computer or mobile device using the included PIXie box.

PageBlaster

The tractor-fed design provides smooth paper handling and produces double sided interpoint braille. Use PageBlaster to emboss PRN files from APH’s Tactile Graphics Image Library or create your own using the included Firebird tactile graphics software.

Braille Teaching Tools

Polly

Polly is an electronic Wi-Fi enabled braille learning device that teaches reading, typing, writing, vocabulary, and spelling in both contracted and uncontracted braille using a gamified approach. With immediate feedback, incorporation of music, and competitive games, Polly puts the fun into learning braille! This device includes multiple input methods, a speaker for instruction and feedback, and an online teacher portal that allows remote access and progress monitoring for educators/parents. Polly contains both a 6-dot braille keyboard and an electronic slate to accommodate the preference of the user.

Code/STEM

Snap Circuits Jr.

The Snap Circuits Jr. Access Kit turns Elenco’s commercial product into an inclusive learning opportunity. The kit teaches kids about circuits, current, resistance, switches, motors and other electronics concepts. The brightly colored parts are labeled in braille, so they’re accessible to students who are blind or have low vision. Just like the commercial version, the durable parts can be easily assembled on a grid into projects that make sounds, light up and more.

Code & Go Mouse

Coding is easy with Colby! The Accessible Code & Go Mouse provides a hands-on introduction to coding concepts and tactile graphics as students program Colby the mouse to race through the maze toward the cheese. The race is on to build hands-on coding skills with Colby, the programmable robot mouse!

Code Jumper

Code Jumper™ assists students in learning computer coding and programming skills through a unique, physical system.

Code Quest

CodeQuest is a FREE, interactive and accessible app for iPad and iPhone mobile digital device that teaches preschool to early-elementary age players coding, logic, and orientation skills.

RC Snap Rover

Learn all about electronics with the RC Snap Rover® Access Kit.

BRIC: Structures

Build an understanding of construction and electronics, one brick at a time!

Snapino: Access Kit

Learn about coding and electronics with Snapino!

Magnifiers

Juno

Magnify on-the-go with this powerful, 7-inch LCD touchscreen handheld video magnifier with Optical Character Recognition (OCR).

Jupiter

The Jupiter Portable Magnifier is a sleek and compact device that helps users of all ages, who are visually impaired, see the world in high definition.

MATT Connect

The MATT (Magnifier and Tablet Together) Connect is a compact all-in-one magnifier, distance viewer, and educational Android tablet.

Video Mag HD

The Video Mag HD is a durable and kid-friendly, handheld video magnifier.

Screen Access & Readers

JAWS

JAWS allows computers to become accessible through text-to-speech and braille support.

Zoom Text

Make computers accessible for low-vision users with Zoom Text.

Specific Needs Products

Mini-Lite Box & Materials

The LED Mini-Lite Box is an all-inclusive person-centered learning tool for students who are visually impaired. Students with CVI and other disabilities can benefit from the Light Box Materials kits and commercially available mounts that can be attached to the LED Mini.

Select Switch

A battery-powered switch with function control features that enable disabled individuals to communicate and control battery-operated appliances, toys, and devices.

Joy Player

Enjoy jamming to your favorite music or listening to your favorite audiobook on the easy-to-load, switch-activated Joy Player.

Access Technology Book

Access Technology for Blind & Low Vision Accessibility

Access Technology for Blind and Low Vision Accessibility emphasizes opportunities for independence, leadership, and timely access to information for people who are blind or visually impaired. This follow up to the 2008 edition gives an overview of currently available technologies and tools, and presents a new process for technology evaluation that ensures every student is supported to build the toolbox they need to break down barriers to access.