Electronic braille notetakers are small, portable and battery operated devices with braille keyboard for entering information. They use a speech synthesizer or braille display for output. The Braille notetaker can be used by blind or visually impaired people who read braille.
It allows the user to write, review and edit data, keep a virtual address book, and store many pages of Braille or print. User options include, a talking clock, calendar, telephone directory, scientific calculator, and stopwatch. It can be used as the speech synthesizer for computer and provide acces to mainsteam programs such as e-mail, and the Internet. A regular ink-printer will produce typewritten output when the built-in Braille-to-print translation feature is available. A variety of notetakers are on the market and offer different features.