BrailleSense Polaris – The New Notetaker That Everyone is Talking About…


BrailleSense Polaris offers a new standard in blind-friendly applications with the latest in cutting edge technology. We’ve kept the traditional computer interface that has contributed to the popularity of other BrailleSense models. BrailleSense Polaris supports Google Apps, making it easy to utilize Google services like Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides as millions of other students do everyday. 

What is BrailleSense Polaris?

The easiest, most powerful and most feature-packed notetaker available!


Android Applications

Polaris is an innovative collaboration of Braille and mainstream technology, offering the blind and visually impaired unprecedented accessible and intuitive productivity in today’s tablet-based world.



32-Cell Braille Display

Polaris is an innovative collaboration of Braille and mainstream technology, offering the blind and visually impaired unprecedented accessible and intuitive productivity in today’s tablet-based world.



11-Key Perkins-Style Keyboard

With a 32-cell Braille display and a 11-key Perkins-style keyboard with Ctrl and Alt Keys, Polaris looks and feels like a traditional notetaker. However, its competitive modern hardware and connectivity, along with direct access to Android applications, ensure it stacks up solidly against modern off-the-shelf phones and tablets.

Android OS!

  • Improved performance with a more open operating environment.
  • Customized for the blind, and compatible with the mainstream, Polaris seamlessly combines accessibility and autonomy.
  • Connect and communicate with your world, wherever you are, wherever you go.
  • Customize your Polaris with the apps that fit your lifestyle, and ensure connectivity with colleagues, friends and family using the same apps.
  • The possibilities are endless, make it yours! With thousands of accessible apps to choose from, Polaris can be what you need it to be.
  • As Android continues to grow, Polaris will grow with it, ensuring you will always stay contemporary.





Physical Orientation


 1. Character LCD Display

2. Indicator

3. Perkins Keyboard

4. Ctrl (NEW)

5. Alt (NEW)

6. Touch enabled Multi-function Media buttons (NEW)







7. AC Jack

8. IrDA (Infrared Remote Control)

9. 13MP AF Camera Sensor

10. Wireless Charging Battery Pack (NEW)




What’s new

Advanced Connectivity & Control

  • Wi-fi 802.11AC dual band, Bluetooth 4.2, IRDA, USB 3.0 and HDMI.
  • The built-in 13 MP camera ensures accessible applications can take clear photos.
  • In addition to a traditional 9 key Perkins Braille keyboard and function keys, Polaris offers special touch enabled function keys for quickly performing common operations, like copying and pasting in the Word Processor, or switching tracks in the Media Player.
  • Conveniently charge Polaris via the included AC jack, USB, or via wireless charging.

Power-Packed for the Office Environment

  • Use the Word Processor to create and print Braille and text documents
  • Open and read text, RTF, DOC and DOCX, PPT and PPTX, PDF, and Epub files in contracted Braille
  • Send email using POP or IMAP
  • Keep track of contacts and appointments and sync them with your Google account.

Mobile Connectivity & Communication

  • Search for and download accessible applications in the Google Play store.
  • Use accessible Android apps for social networking, game play, Google services and more?
  • Browse the web with our accessible Web browser based on Google Chrome

Basic Features

Powerful Performance & Processing

  • Polaris boasts a powerful Samsung 2.1GHz octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and 64GB storage
  • Expandable storage with the SD card reader and USB host port
  • Super fast data transfer and charging with the combination Micro USB and USB 3.0 data port.

Advanced Tools for Students

  • Scientific calculator and full Nemath and UEB math support.
  • Optional Sense dictionary including thesaurus, and bilingual dictionaries
  • Read and write text, Braille and Microsoft Word documents in multiple languages.

Entertainment and Edutainment

  • Play and navigate DAISY and NIMAS compatible digital talking books
  • Listen to and record FM radio
  • Search for and play videos on YouTube, or stream audio content
  • Certified to use all Google services, including the play store. Thus, users can choose from among the thousands of accessible Android apps and access them via Polaris’s intuitive screen reader.

Braille Terminal and Visual Output

  • Polaris offers a unique multi-touch 32 cell Braille display that lets you navigate and control Braille Sense with touch gestures as you read its output in Braille.
  • Use Polaris as a Braille display for PC, Mac, Smart phones and tablets
  • Polaris provides visual output via the built-in LCD, HDMI display, or via Miracast.

Created with the Deaf-Blind in Mind

  • Unique flippable LCD display and a connected USB keyboard facilitate simple and instant communication with deaf-blind
  • Built-in vibration motor can be used to receive alerts and messages

GPS Sensor & Electronic Compass

  • Use the built-in GPS sensor and digital compass to navigate independently without the need for external devices
  • Download your favorite navigation app to plan, save, and guide your routes.

Rapid Data Processing with Ample Storage

  • Compact and power-packed
  • Long battery life 18 hours
  • 2.1GHz octa-core processor
  • 64GB flash disk

Key Features

Power-Packed for the Office Environment

Robust productivity tools, whether you’re in the board room, at your desk, or on the road

  1. Extensive file format support
  2. Create Braille and text documents with advanced formatting in multiple languages
  3. Print or emboss documents using a networked printer
  4. Open Microsoft Word, PDF, EPUB, Excel and PowerPoint documents, and read them in contracted Braille

Organize Your World

  • Create a schedule with the Schedule Manager and set audible or vibrating alarms
  • Keep