ALVA BC680 Braille Display

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Alva bc 680 braille display

Connect your braille display to your computer, smartphone or tablet simultaneously with the ALVA BC 680 from Optelec. This is the first 80-cell braille display that allows multiple device connection, so you can continue receiving email and texts while you work! You can even divide the console into a pair of separate braille controls with 2 sets of front keys and smartpads while also designating the number of cells per display. Better yet, you can disconnect the display from either device, and continue reading up to 80 characters at a time before moving your cursor! This is by far, the most versatile braille display for any work environment!

Technical Highlights

  • ?80 high-resolution Optelec braille cells and routing keys
  • Smooth reading surface for paper-like reading
  • USB plug and play connectivity
  • 10 navigation thumb keys
  • 2 Smartpads, each with 5-way navigation and 4 function keys
  • 4 eTouch Braille navigation keys
  • On-board rechargeable batteries - up to 10 hours continuous use (2 hours charging time)
  • On/off switch
  • Bluetooth? USB Stick
  • USB power supply
  • CD with manuals and drivers (for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7)

Screen Reader compatibility

  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • JAWS (Version 10 and 11)
  • Window-Eyes
  • NVDA

Windows Vista and Windows XP

  • JAWS (Version 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11)
  • Hal, SuperNova
  • Window-Eyes
  • NVDA

Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard

  • VoiceOver




  • 13.3 x 2.9 x 0.7 inches