Are you a Braille reader? Would you like a device that converts information from your computer screen into a seamless line of Braille characters? Do you wish to have wireless computer access to applications?

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The ALVA Braille Controller 640 converts information from your computer screen into a seamless line of 40 Braille characters.

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40 Braille cells: for reading
One piece cell cap
40 cursor routing keys positioned below the Braille line

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Efficient access to information

Imagine sending and receiving e-mails, reviewing appointments and surfing the web, all in Braille. Offering 40 Braille cells, an optional built-in screen reader and high range integrated Bluetooth technology, the ALVA Braille Controller 640 wirelessly connects to your computer, smart phone or tablet without having to install a driver.

Enjoy using a seamless Braille display

The ALVA BC640 guarantees a paper-like reading experience thanks to the seamless Braille caps and to the luxurious Braille cells.

Taking notes

The optional Braille Audio Feature Pack makes the ALVA BC640 even more versatile. The integrated Braille keyboard enables you to take a quick note or write down a phone number. The ergonomically designed input keys reduce the need to use the computer- or smart phone- keypad. Integrated stereo speakers lets you listen to the speech output of your screen reader while reading Braille.

Ideal mobile solution

The light, compact design makes the ALVA BC 640 your ideal companion while travelling. Take the ALVA BC640 with you, using the convenient carrying case, and effortlessly interact with your phone or computer.


  • 40 Braille cells: for reading
  • One piece cell cap
  • 40 cursor routing keys positioned below the Braille line
  • Smartpad with 5-way navigation key and 4 function keys
  • 5 navigation thumb keys
  • 4 navigation keys
  • 4 GB integrated memory
  • Possibility to include your preferred screen reader on-board
  • Integrated high range Bluetooth technology (within a range of 100 meters)
  • Integrated rechargeable battery: offering 10 hours continuous use
  • High speed USB port
  • Dimensions: 33.8 x 7.5 x 1.8 cm / 13.3 x 2.9 x 0.7 in
  • Weight: 725 g / 1.6 lb

ALVA BC640 Feature Pack (optional)

  • 8 Braille input key: for writing
  • Keys for Control, Windows, Enter, Alt and Spacebar
  • Internal note taking functionality
  • Time and date function
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Volume control and mute button
  • Additional rechargeable battery (extends the battery life of the ALVA BC640 up to 20 hours of continuous use)
  • 3.5 mm headset and microphone connections

Screen Reader Compatibility

Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit):

  • JAWS (Version 10 and up)
  • SuperNova
  • Window-Eyes
  • System Access To Go

Windows Vista and Windows XP:

  • JAWS (Version 10 and up)
  • SuperNova
  • Window-Eyes
  • System Access To Go


  • Mobile Speak
  • Talks

Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lyon: VoiceOver

Apple iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone iOS 5.1 and higher: VoiceOver


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