ATIA 2018

Check out what APH has going on at ATIA!

APH is excited to be at ATIA 2018. We have lots of opportunities available for you to meet APH staff and offer your feedback. Among the many scheduled presentations, we are also offering product demos and training, both the booth (701) and at Suite 4102. We’re also testing the Indoor feature of our Nearby Explorer wayfinding app, and we have an online survey for those who give a spin. Read further for more information, and check in often for updates.

Orbit Reader 20 on sale today (2/2/18) at APH!

Good news! We have a limited quantity of the Orbit Reader 20 available for sale starting today, Friday, February 2ndThis long-awaited product brings braille literacy to the fingertips of children and adults alike, functioning as a stand-alone reader and note-taker and connecting to information from phone, tablet, and computer via Bluetooth or USB. The Orbit Reader 20 will be sold for $449.

Because demand is high, we are limiting initial orders to two per customer or account. The Orbit Reader 20 is available through quota funds or cash.

You can place your order using the following methods:

  • (non-quota orders only)
  • calling customer relations at 800-223-1839
  • emailing a purchase order at
  • faxing a purchase order at 502-899-2284

Once we have received orders for our available stock, no further orders will be accepted at that time. We expect to sell out quickly.  Rest assured we will have additional quantities available in the near future, and will keep you posted!

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) interviews APH Director of Technology Products Research (TPR)

APH Director of Technology Product Research interviewed at booth by three-man camera crew.
Larry Skutchan, Director of TPR, at ATIA.

APH’s Larry Skutchan, Director of TPR , was interviewed today by the Canadian media group AMI. The interview took place at APH’s booth at the ATIA conference. Products discussed included the newly available Orbit Reader 20 refreashable braille display, the Graphiti refreshable tactile display, and the Nearby Explorer app with the Indoor feature. Stay tuned for information about when and where it will air!

Wayfinding at ATIA

Visit the ATIA Mobile app or stop by the Info Desk to download the APH  wayfinding mobile application Nearby Explorer.

Poster with information about the wayfinding apps Nearby Explorer and RightHear.
Wayfinding apps available at ATIA.

Indoor feature (of Nearby Explorer App) available at ATIA!

Good news! The Indoor feature for Nearby Explorer is available at the ATIA conference hotel this year. Simply download the Nearby Explorer app for iOS or Android (if you haven’t already) and give it a go. The beacons are up and we need your feedback. APH would love to hear your input about this exciting new feature. Try it out and take the online survey today!

Two men at table look at maps.
APH’s Indoor team (Jeremiah Rose and Lem Mason) on site at ATIA, working on beacon placement to bring Nearby Explorer indoors.
One man on ladder installs a beacon over a doorway while another man watches.
APH’s Indoor team installing beacons at the ATIA conference.
A hand installing a beacon over a doorway.
A beacon at ATIA for the Indoor navigation feature of the Nearby Explorer app.

APH at Booth 701

Stop by the APH booth (#701) for a demonstration of our products at ATIA.

  • Graphiti
  • Orbit Reader 20
  • MATT Connect
  • Nearby Explorer with Indoor feature
  • BrailleBlaster
  • Orion TI-84 Talking Graphing Calculator
  • Orion TI-30XS Talking Scientific Calculator
  • Braille Buzz

What’s happening in Suite 4102?

APH invites you to stop by Villa 4, Suite 4102 (ground level) Thursday,  February 1 for Matt Connect training from 5:30-6:30.

Stay tuned for more opportunities to meet with APH staff for product training, to ask questions, or share your thoughts about the happenings at APH.

Presentations of APH products:

  • BrailleBuzz: A Braille Learning Toy for Toddlers and Preschoolers
    Presenter: Dawn Wilkinson
    Friday, February 02nd 12:30 PM to 12:50 PM
    Room: Exhibit Hall Theater
  • The Challenges of Producing Math and Science Textbooks in Braille
    Presenter: Rebecca Luttmer
    Friday, February 02nd 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Room: Bonaire 1
  • Indoor feature of Nearby Explorer Training
    Presenter: Keith Creasy
    Thursday, 2/1: 10 AM, 2 PM, and 4 PM
    Friday, 2/2: 10 AM, 2 PM, and 4 PM
    Meet at Main Entrance Conference Hall South
  • BrailleBuzz: A Braille Learning Toy for Toddlers and Preschoolers
    Primary Speaker : Mrs. Dawn Wilkinson
    Friday, February 2, 2018 12:30 PM
    Room: Exhibit Hall Theater

Sessions where APH products are featured:

  • Visually Impaired Use of Braille Displays in Reading Newspapers
    Presenter: Ibrahim Emara
    Friday, February 02nd 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    Room: Antigua 3
  • Switch-Adapted Mobile & MP3 Devices for Visually-Impaired and Physically-Challenge
    Presenter: Jenifer Elenberg
    Thursday, February 01st 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Room: Exhibit Hall: Designated Poster Section
  • Come Learn with the New APH MATT Connect!
    Presenter: Eric Beauchamp
    Thursday, February 01st 4:30 PM to 4:50 PM
    Room: Exhibit Hall Theater