of Industial Keyboards
"The Next Generation of Man
- Machine Interface"
Braille Keyboard Manufactured by EKI
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The Braille cells are imbossed on one piece and are not stick-on's.
Braille PC Keyboard - The 83
PKB-SA-B-USB can be used at home or office. It has a full set of key touch
positions with braille cells. It can be personalized with a persons name and in their colors. It is very compact,
only 6.25"x12"x1", so it can travel with you to be used on
any PC at school or office, and it's sealed from the top so cokes or coffee
can be just washed off.
NEW Operational Spec's - EKI has three
modes of operation.
The scroll lock key when on selects the Braille operation, when off
Braille is not selected, but after 2.5 minutes the keyboard will revert
back to Braille.
The First mode is when
the keyboard is powered up it is in Braille mode, with only the Braille
keys enabled that have the embossed cells present, in operation the users
fingers searches for a key and when the key is found the user slightly
raises their finger and then does a tap at the same location to output the
key. If the keyboard does not see the second tap within a predetermined
time then the key is not input. By touching the left or right shift key,
and remain touching, with the embossed up arrow, then searching for the key
the user wants to shift then doing a tap thekey
is shifted, depending on how quick the user is they may have to do a double
The Second mode is where
a sighted user comes to the keyboard and touches the lower left key marked
Touch Type and the key in the upper right corner double marked Home/Touch
Type then the keyboard switches to touch typing where all the keys are
enabled and the user just touches the key to output the key function, then
after a one minute delay of not typing the keyboard automatically reverts
backs to Braille mode. The ON LED will come on in the upper left when in
Touch Typing or second mode. Everytime the user
touches a key the one minute delay will inceased
by the one minute.
The Third mode of
operation, the computer sends over a S/L (scroll lock)
key code and in response the keyboard goes into Touch Typing mode, then
after a 2.5 minute delay of not typing the keyboard reverts automatically
back to Braille mode. The scroll lock command can be issued from another
keyboard connected to the same computer or directly from a computer
software command. The computer bios can be configured to issue the scroll
lock command on start up, if so programmed to
start the keyboard in touch type mode, but after a 2.5 minute delay the
keyboard will revert to Braille.
1. If the caps lock key is touched on a regular keyboard plugged into
the same computer the two functions will be reflected on the Braille
2. At anytime while in Touch typing mode
the two Touch Typing keys can be touched to return to Braille mode, they
should be touched in sequence lower left key and then the upper right key.
Touching either key by itself will not produce and output.
There are additional embossed keys that are not in the Braille cell
set that have an obviously feel that for ENTER, SHIFT, TAB and BACK SPACE.
New Braille Keyboard designed
for kiosks and ATM's. Now your Kiosk or ATM can fully comply with the ADA.
One keyboard with its dual markings allows vision impaired and sighted
persons to use, and is both easy and intuitive to learn. Like EKI's other
kiosk keyboards you can still have your custom colors, logos and text, and
without ctrl, alt and the F keys. The 83 PKB-FM-B-USB keyboard.
Braille PC Keyboard - The 83
PKB-SA-B-USB is intended to be used by vision impaired persons at home or
office. It has a full set of key touch positions with braille cells. It can
be personalized with a person’s name and in their colors. It is very
compact, only 6.25"x12"x1", so it can travel with you to be
used on any PC at school or office, and it's sealed from the top so cokes
or coffee can be just washed off.
To see more Physically Challenged Keyboards
Haag Drive, Union Grove, WI 53168
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Prices and specifications subject to
change without notice.
Made in the USA