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 Packard). 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).