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Take flight with the Monarch, a radically inclusive multiline braille device that renders tactile graphics integrated with braille on the first-of-its-kind 10-line by 32-cell refreshable braille display. With access to downloadable digital textbooks and APH’s Tactile Graphics Image Library (TGIL), the Monarch drastically reduces time to fingertips for users who are blind and low vision.

Note: APH is currently accepting backorders on our website from federal quota customers only. For all other presales, reach out to for more information. Devices will ship in September.



Federal Quota Eligible

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Catalog Number: 1-00420-00


Product Description

On Monarch, educational resources are readily available, cutting down on the need for specialized materials and additional classroom expenses. Time that would have been spent adapting lesson plans and creating materials is dramatically decreased, allowing educators to focus on what truly matters – teaching. With over 2000 graphics in the TGIL and connection to a variety of online libraries, students can take control of their learning journey, exploring concepts and ideas with newfound freedom.

And the Monarch isn’t just a braille display – it’s a graphing calculator, a library, a brailler, and so much more! It represents a shift toward an inclusive landscape, breaking down barriers and paving the way for a future where every individual can enjoy equal access to information.

The Monarch comes loaded with applications powered by HumanWare’s KeySoft Accessibility suite including:

  • KeyWord, a Word processor supporting MathML, .docx, .doc, .txt, and PDF files
    • KeyWord allows users to receive a Word document, read and edit in braille, and then send it back in its original print format without any additional steps. This includes math content created in Microsoft Word’s equation editor which Monarch will translate into either Nemeth or UEB Math/Science!
  • KeyMath, a graphing calculator created in partnership with Desmos that allows students to graph tactile functions on demand
  • Tactile Viewer, a tactile graphic viewing app which connects via WiFi to APH’s Tactile Graphics Image Library and can display graphics in JPG, PNG, and PDF formats
  • Victor Reader, which connects users to hundreds of literary titles through online libraries including Bookshare and is compatible with Daisy and ePUB files

APH is currently developing lots of other fun educational applications for Monarch! One such app is Monarch Chess which gamifies the point-and-click gesture for easy learning and features a built-in tutorial that teaches users how to play. Stay tuned for new releases!

    • A ten line 32-cell refreshable display containing 3,840 pins
    • Visual display capabilities – connect your Monarch to a monitor via HDMI to display what the Monarch user is viewing on a screen for sighted peers
    • An 8-dot Perkins braille keyboard
    • Customizable line spacing for introductory braille readers
    • Text-to-Speech functionality
    • Gesture recognition
    • A battery life lasting longer than 24 hours
    • WiFi connectivity
    • Both USB and Bluetooth® connections for keyboards and headsets
    • Monarch device
    • Monarch case
    • A pack of five membranes to protect the tactile display surface
    • A USB-C charging brick and cable along with three international power adapters
  • Weight: 4.65 lbs

    Dimensions: 15.9 × 10.5 × 1.4 in

    Federal Quota Funds: Available

    Grade: 6th Grade and Up

    Language: English, French, Spanish

  • Two year warranty is included with purchase. Contact Customer Services to discuss warranty details.