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The Activator is the first fully integrated iPhone Braille Solution. It is an ultra thin 40-cell display with a patent pending 2-in-1 perkins style keyboard tflips open into a full QWERTY keyboard. This gives you total control with your preferred input method in every situation. Plus with the included iPhone smartDock and the new Help Tech Plus app,  You can:

—  launch iOS apps directly from the Activator
— Mirror the Activator's output on your iPhone screen
— Transfer files between Activator, iPhone or a usb thumbdrive
— Enjoy text-to-speech on your Activator
— And communicate with deaf-blind friends and family with instantaneous speech-to-braille translation.

As the latest addition to the Help Tech Active Series, the Activator offers all the features found on the Active Braille 40, the 16-cell Actilino, and the Modular Evolution 88.

— Curved ergonomic cells minimize hand fatigue
— ATC, Touch-sensitive braille technology  responds to reading gestures 
— Seamless switching between multiple connected bluetooth devices
— HID Compliant Drivers
— Compatibility  with all major screen-readers and peripherals
— And how about Help Tech's industry leading 3-year warranty.


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Activator Quick Start

Activator User Manual

Activator: The all new iOs Braille System

  • The Activator is Help Tech's latest innovation. This future-oriented 40-cell Braille display houses unprecedented hardware and software solutions in a modern, sleek design.


    With just a flick of the wrist, the patent-pending, multifunctional, ergonomically designed Braille keyboard unfolds to become a QWERTY keyboard.


    The included SmartDock connects directly to your iPhone, turning the Activator into a mobile workstation, exceeding the functionality of traditional Bluetooth connections.


    Enhance the Activator with the iOS HelpTech+ App with functions such as speech input to braille output with Grade 2 and UEB translation.


    With a compact, modern aluminum and plastic housing, the Activator’s lightweight ergonomic design includes ultra-flat keys with tactile switch characteristics and redesigned triple action keys. Plus, the concave Braille cells and patented ATC technology extend the proven features of the Handy Tech Active Series.

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