Prodigi 1.2 is now available
New spoken menus and audio feedback
HumanWare is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Prodigi TM version 1.2, a free software update to the groundbreaking personal vision assistant. Among other great enhancements, Prodigi now reads the menu items out loud.
Victor Reader Stream version 4.4 update NOW AVAILABLE:
Enjoy online podcasts, wireless access to the NLS BARD
The Victor Reader Stream version 4.4 update brings even more exciting new wireless features including online podcasts and wireless access to the NLS BARD service. Enjoy the ability to search and browse thousands of podcasts, subscribe with a single key press and have new episodes automatically downloaded wirelessly to the Stream.
Prodigi 1.1: Prodigi makes reading as easy as 1-2-3!
HumanWare is pleased to announce ProdigiTM version 1.1.0, a free software update to the groundbreaking personal vision assistant that makes it even simpler to get started magnifying and reading.
Making your purchases just got even easier!
No Payments + No Interest for 6 Months*
HumanWare is pleased to offer you the new Bill Me Later option, a PayPal service that lets you buy now and pay later. Think of it as a secure, instant, and reusable credit line without the plastic.
KeySoft 9.4.1 and KeyMaps:
Providing Informed Travel for All
HumanWare brings another exciting enhancement to the long history of KeySoft. This update introduces KeyMaps, a new application exclusive to BrailleNote Apex users. KeyMaps is a fully accessible virtual navigation application to be included on all BrailleNote Apex devices.
New archived webinar
Low Vision Devices and Medicare--Joint ACB/AFB
Teleseminar Sponsored by HumanWare - March 12, 2104
Listen to this teleseminar jointly hosted by ACB and AFB to learn about recent activities in the U.S. Congress to promote Medicare coverage of low vision devices.
Join us at the 29th CSUN conference
HumanWare, the global leader in assistive technologies for people who are blind or have low vision, is pleased to announce its participation at the 29th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference CSUN 2014 in San Diego.
Stream 4.3 Now Available: access to over 36,000
web radio stations + wireless rich media content
With the new Stream, you can now access over 36,000 radio stations around the world. And finding the stations you want is easy with useful functions like searching by the station's name, browsing by genre, and easily saving stations to your favorites list. You can get started even faster by trying HumanWare's suggested playlists by region!
The world's most advanced desktop electronic
magnifier for under $2,000
For a significantly lower price than traditional CCTVs, the new Prodigi Desktop delivers features that people with low vision want and need: unique Diamond Edge Text technology for crisp, clear reading at any magnification. and simple to use Touch and Tap controls that put everything at your fingertips without having to use an X/Y table.
KeySoft 9.4 Delivers Nemeth Braille
to the Classroom and So Much More
The BrailleNote line of products have been improving student productivity and braille literacy for over 13 years, but one neglected segment of braille literacy until today is an effective process to produce electronic braille math in the classroom. HumanWare is proud to announce a free update to KeySoft 9.4 that will allow the BrailleNote Apex to be the first and only electronic braille device that will allow students to input Nemeth Braille and subsequently create a translated print version from a single device.
KeySoft Simplifies Writing Nemeth
with the Upcoming Nemeth Symbol Selector
This is the 3rd in HumanWare's series of Snapshot videos highlighting the BrailleNote Apex's upcoming support of the Nemeth Braille code. If you missed our previous videos, click below to be introduced to this revolutionary new functionality.
A BrailleNote Apex and the EmBraille Embosser!
The most portable combination to support
The Apex and EmBraille allow your students to gain quick access to hardcopies of braille, which reinforce their braille and literacy skills. Yet, the most common objection of an embosser is that it is loud, expensive and barely portable. The EmBraille embosser has completely changed this perception. Weighing approximately 10 lbs and priced at $1995, it is a perfect companion to the BrailleNote Apex in a classroom.
For the first time ever, write your math
on an electronic Braille device!
With the upcoming launch of KeySoft 9.4, the BrailleNote Apex will revolutionize how you complete assignments in your math class. You have been using KeySoft's word processor in all of your other classes for years, and now that same word processor is ready for Nemeth Braille entry.
HumanWare sees its global development expand
through a partnership with Essilor
HumanWare announces a major strategic partnership with Essilor, the world's leading ophthalmic optics company, which becomes the majority shareholder of the company specializing in assistive technologies for people who are blind or have low vision.
HumanWare's Award-Winning Prodigi 2-in-1
Digital Magnifier Now Shipping
HumanWare announces the immediate availability of ProdigiTM, the world's most advanced, all-digital personal vision assistant for people with low vision conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and other eye diseases. HumanWare has designed Prodigi to be a more affordable and intuitive visual aid than the traditional CCTV-based electronic magnifier. Prodigi has just been granted the prestigious Silmo d'Or Award for its innovation in the Low Vision category in Paris last week.
HumanWare wins prestigious Silmo d'Or Award
for its new Prodigi Personal Vision Assistant
Held in Paris, Silmo is the most important trade show for professionals in the optics/eyewear sector in Europe. The award was given to HumanWare for best innovation in the Low Vision category.
Start out the School Year right with KeySoft 9.3
For Your BrailleNote Apex!
In July HumanWare released KeySoft 9.3 as a free download for the BrailleNote Apex family of products. If you have not already upgraded your BrailleNote Apex, start the school year off right by ensuring you are running the latest version of KeySoft.
Desktop and distance viewing + iPad connectivity
- A back to school deal - Save $200
Classroom work, studying and homework are made easier through the power and versatility of the SmartView 360 desktop magnifier. From the blackboard to books, students of all ages can quickly and easily move the camera for a close up view. The SmartView 360 makes everyday life much easier. Simply point the camera to read textbook, do homework, and for personal tasks such as applying make-up and styling hair.
New Generation Victor Reader Stream, version 4.2
HumanWare is pleased to announce the latest software upgrade, version 4.2, for the popular new generation Victor Reader Stream portable digital talking book player.
HumanWare Announces Prodigi TM
A Breakthrough for People Living With Vision Loss
Drummondville, July 16, 2013 – HumanWare announces Prodigi, the world’s most advanced, all-digital personal vision assistant for people with low vision conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and other eye diseases. HumanWare has designed Prodigi to be a more affordable and intuitive visual aid than the traditional CCTV-based electronic magnifier.
The All-New Victor Reader Stream now
with Audible.com support
HumanWare is pleased to announce that its popular New Victor Reader Stream now plays content from Audible.com, one of the top content providers of audio books with over 100,000 titles.
HumanWare Solidifies Partnership with
Audible.com to Deliver Audio Books to
the Visually Impaired Community
HumanWare announced today that Audible audiobooks will be supported on the new Victor Reader Stream. The new version of the popular Stream media player for the visually impaired was announced on January 29th.
HumanWare Wins CNIB Accessible Technology Award
CNIB awards HumanWare the 2013 Winston Gordon Award of Excellence
in Accessible Technology.
New Stream Contest: And the winners are...
We received a lot of entries for the New Stream Contest to get a chance to win an All-New Victor Reader Stream. The contest closed last Thursday, February 28. The five winners are:
The New Victor Reader Stream...
Smaller, Smarter and Wireless!
HumanWare introduces a new version of the Victor Reader Stream, the popular media player for people who are blind or visually impaired. It’s now smaller, smarter and wireless!
HumanWare at ATIA Orlando:
new products, great presentations and more
HumanWare, the global leader in assistive technologies for people who are print disabled, is pleased to announce its participation at the 2013 Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference taking place in Orlando, Florida, January 31 to February 2, 2013.
Download KeySoft 9.2.2 today
HumanWare is pleased to release KeySoft 9.2.2 for the BrailleNote Apex family. This is a maintenance release for all BrailleNote Apex users; providing minor bug fixes and ensuring general stability enhancements.
For a limited time, purchase a SmartView Versa+
online and save $300!
The SmartView Versa+ redefines the handheld electronic magnifier by combining a high performance electronic magnifier with multimedia features. With a 4.3 inch color LCD display, magnification up to 15X, and multiple high contrast modes, , the Versa+ adds the ability to save and manipulate images, record phone numbers or conversations, listen to music and watch videos.
SmartView 360 - Sharper, clearer images in
every direction, even in low light
HumanWare announces the availability of a new enhanced version of the SmartView 360, the electronic magnifier with rotating camera that helps people with low vision to see clearly all around them. The SmartView 360 now features a new SONY camera providing a sharp and clear image even in a low-light environment, plus a new VGA port for computer connectivity.
HumanWare announces new price and Free Map
updates for Trekker Breeze
HumanWare is excited to announce that the Trekker Breeze system can now be purchased for $699, and Breeze owners located now have free access to all state maps.
Bite Size Video tutorials for BrailleNote Apex
These tutorials cover many of the BrailleNote Apex features that increase efficiency in the daily life of students who are blind.
The HumanWare Communicator is now in the App Store
the HumanWare Communicator is now in the App Store. HumanWare, in partnership with Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille (INLB), announced the development of the first communication app to facilitate simple face to face communication between a deaf-blind person and a sighted party. The deaf-blind person uses Bluetooth connectivity to pair their HumanWare Braille device to an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.
Hot back-to-school deal on the SmartView 360
Classroom work, studying and homework are made easier through the power and versatility of the SmartView 360 desktop magnifier. From the blackboard to books, students of all ages can quickly and easily move the camera for a clearer view. The SmartView 360 makes everyday life much easier. Simply point the camera to read textbook, do homework, and for personal tasks such as applying make-up and styling hair.
Matching Assistive Technology with Students Goals
Download your FREE Assistive Technology
Over the past 25 years, HumanWare has been offering a complete range of innovative assistive technology solutions that empower students who have visual impairments and learning disabilities. Since the very beginning, our focus has been to ensure that the assistive technologies developed enhanced the learning experience in schools as well as facilitated other areas such as organization, independence, orientation and mobility, as well as leisure and recreation.
Vision Quest 2012 Conference
Vision Quest will be stopping at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland (September 29), Lister Centre, University of Alberta (October 13) and 89 Chestnut, University of Toronto (November 3). This year’s Vision Quest conferences are structured as an ideal opportunity for attendees to learn about and discuss retinal disease and the latest in research and vision technology, while networking with a diverse and supportive community. Speakers at the conference will include some of Canada’s top vision scientists who will be available to answer attendees’ questions.
Enjoy the Stream for summer at the lowest price!
Beat the heat with this incredible summer promo. The Victor Reader Stream including the SoftPak optional features, a value of $399, is now available for only $249!
HumanWare at the 2012 NFB and ACB conventions
HumanWare at the 2012 NFB and ACB conventions
HumanWare announces new Distributor in
HumanWare is pleased to announce the appointment of Edit Microsystems as its new distributor in South Africa. Edit Microsystems are the premium suppliers of educational and special needs products into South African schools, colleges and universities.
HumanWare Announces Changes to Non-Visual
Access Software for BlackBerry Smartphones
with discontinuation of Oratio for BlackBerry
Since 2008, HumanWare and Research In Motion (RIM) have worked together to help provide non-visual access to BlackBerry® smartphones. HumanWare and RIM announced changes to assure availability of screen reader solutions for BlackBerry smartphones as part of both companies' continued commitment to accessibility.
BrailleNote Apex reviewed by AFB Access World
Product Evaluation: BrailleNote Apex from HumanWare from AFB
Congratulations to the winner of our
On behalf of the HumanWare team, we are happy to congratulate Domenico Mazza from Montréal, Québec, the winner of our website contest! Domenico has been chosen to win a Trekker Breeze handheld talking G.P.S. We would like to thank everyone who participated in our contest.
FREE iPod Touch with the purchase
of a Brailliant BI 32 or BI 40
Until April 30, 2012, get a FREE iPod touch 8GB when you purchase a new Brailliant BI 32 or BI 40!
Brailliant Braille display
Now Compatible With all Apple iOS devices Running iOS 5.1
Whether you are using a new Brailliant braille display, or a BrailleNote Apex, control your iOS device with the braille input keys, read messages, emails, or iBooks, and type responses or documents in contracted or uncontracted braille, all without the touch screen of the iOS device.
Join us at the 27th CSUN conference
HumanWare, the global leader in assistive technologies for people who are print disabled, is pleased to announce its participation at the 27th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference CSUN 2012 in San Diego.
BrailleNote and KeySoft -
celebrating 12 years of success!
The BrailleNote family is celebrating 12 years of excellence assisting blind users maximize their digital productivity. Because the needs of students, professionals and individuals continually evolve, HumanWare offers generous trade in programs for mPower users who are interested in taking advantage of the power and sleek design of the BrailleNote Apex.
SmartView Synergy PI with progressive image
HumanWare announced at the 2012 ATIA Conference in Florida the release of the new the SmartView Synergy PI, a new desktop electronic magnifier featuring progressive image technology that allows users to read faster and longer.
HumanWare at ATIA Orlando
HumanWare, the global leader in assistive technologies for people who are print disabled, is pleased to announce its participation at the 2012 Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference taking place in Orlando, Florida, January 25-28, 2012.
The HumanWare 2011 Braille Literacy
A Mountbatten Learning System and all associated software and accessories will be awarded to one child in the United States. Entries on behalf of children between the ages of 3 and 8 years, who are learning braille or are assessed as a future Braille learner will be accepted.
KeySoft 9.2 webinar
If you were not able to make it to HumanWare's webinar featuring KeySoft 9.2, the latest software release for the BrailleNote Apex, you can access the archived at presentation. Listen to a description of the version, along with audio demonstrations of typical uses of the features.
Documents on the Go with KeySoft 9.2
Humanware is pleased to launch KeySoft version 9.2 for the Apex BrailleNote and VoiceNote family of products. Features and enhancements that are contained in this version address requests from professionals, students or educators who use the Apex frequently in their daily tasks.
HumanWare unveils the next generation of
This new generation of Brailliant displays includes the high quality, sharp and crisp braille cell technology that users have praised on the BrailleNote Apex. The new Brailliant features a responsive braille keyboard for input and command keys located on each side of the display.
Bookshare and HumanWare Simplify Access
to Bookshare Books
HumanWare and Bookshare are pleased to announce a new version of the FREE HumanWare Companion Software that simplifies the process of finding, downloading, and transferring Bookshare books to the Victor Reader Stream digital talking book player.
Introducing Victor Reader Stratus:
the simplest and most user-friendly DAISY player
HumanWare is pleased to introduce the Victor Reader Stratus, an exciting new family of desktop DAISY CD players that will replace the popular Victor Reader ClassicX line.
HumanWare introduces the SmartView Synergy SI
At HumanWare, Synergy SI means a sharper, clearer, better view of the world for people dealing with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other low-vision eye conditions. The SmartView Synergy SI is the ultimate solution for regaining and maintaining true independence.
KeySoft 9.1: Now available!
Humanware is pleased to release KeySoft version 9.1. This new version is the first major update for the BrailleNote Apex family and it is free! It does not require or use up a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) count.