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Orbit Reader 20

Orbit Reader 20™ combines simplicity, functionality, and connectivity making it a great option for adults seeking a refreshable braille alternative to use at work or at home.

Note: The Orbit Reader 20 is no longer available for purchase, but APH will continue to provide customer support for previous purchases. Please contact APH Customer Experience team at 1-800-223-1839 with any questions or concerns.

This product is discontinued.

Federal Quota Eligible

Date Discontinued: 04/05/2021

Catalog Number: 1-07419-00

Product Description

A single line of signage-quality, 20 braille cells accurately represent any six- or eight-dot braille code, in any language, and for any discipline.

Developed by APH, Orbit Research, and The Transforming Braille Group, LLC, Orbit Reader 20™ allows for simple transferring between this device’s different user-friendly functions, which include reading, writing, bookmarking, searching, creating and editing braille, as well as file management.

Through the use of Bluetooth® wireless technology with iOS and Android™ devices, or through USB or Bluetooth® for Windows® and Mac®, Orbit Reader 20™ performs as a reader displaying the content of files stored on the SD™ card.

In Remote mode, Orbit Reader 20™ becomes a terminal that displays the braille for the app running on the phone, tablet, or PC.In the USB configuration, it supports both serial and human interface device (HID) protocols. If the screen reader supports it, no driver installation is required.

View a comparison chart of APH refreshable braille displays.

  • Weight: 1 lbs

    Dimensions: 9.35 × 5.95 × 5.45 in

    Product Type: Assistive

    Date Discontinued: 04/05/2021

    Language: English

    Federal Quota Funds: Available

    • 20 refreshable eight-dot braille cells
    • Eight Braille Input keys and Space bar
    • Navigation pad with four directional buttons (Up, Down, Left, Right) and the Select button
    • Micro-B USB charging port
    • SD™ (Secure digital) card slot
    • SD card slot
    • 2 Panning rocker keys
    • Bluetooth® wireless technology
    • User-replaceable, rechargeable batteries
    • Simple editing functions
    • Remote connectivity to PCs and mobile devices for use with a screen reader
    • Orbit Reader 20™ unit
    • Standard-A to Micro-B USB cable
    • AC adapter
    • SD card with User Guide and content (installed in unit)
    • Quick-Start Guide (print and braille)
  • Customer Service and Technical Support

    Toll-Free: 800-223-1839 (U.S. and Canada)
    Fax: 502-899-2284
    Hours: Monday–Friday 8:00am–8:00pm EST

  • Contact Customer Service to discuss your warranty options.