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FaceToFace™ by Freedom Scientific

FaceToFace™ offers a portable solution for deafblind individuals to engage in real time conversations with others without the need for a specially trained interpreter. Two individuals can communicate wirelessly using Bluetooth™ connectivity at up to 30 feet apart. A deafblind individual uses a PAC Mate (Freedom Scientific) keyboard to write messages, and a sighted individual types on an iPAQ Pocket PC (Hewlett Picture of a deafblind individual communicating with a sighted campanion using FaceToFacePackard). The conversation is displayed visually on the iPAQ and in braille on the PAC Mate. FaceToFace™ works with other PAC Mate users, and when portability is not needed, there is a copy of the program that runs on Bluetooth™ enabled desktops or laptop PCs.

FaceToFace™ includes the application, an iPAQ with thumb keyboard, and a CompactFlash™ Bluetooth card. It can be run on a PAC Mate BX or QX, available with either a 20-cell or 40-cell refreshable braille display (not included).



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