Orbit Reader 20

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Breakthrough Price!

A Low-Cost, High-Quality Breakthrough for Refreshable Braille!

Due to limited quantities, we are only allowing a maximum of two units per customer account.

New refreshable braille technology in the Orbit Reader 20™ will make it possible for APH to offer this high-quality, feature-rich unit for the incredible price of $449 plus shipping! Developed by APH, Orbit Research, and the Transforming Braille Group, the Orbit Reader 20 stands alone or connects to a computer or mobile device.

The Orbit Reader 20™ combines simplicity, functionality, and connectivity in a refreshable braille display priced at a fraction of the cost of similar devices! Developed by APH, Orbit Research, and The Transforming Braille Group LLC.

The Orbit Reader 20 Offers Stand-Alone and Remote Capabilities

Though feature-rich, this device is simple to use and allows switching between the different functions seamlessly. Its stand-alone capabilities include reading, writing, and file management. Orbit Reader 20 starts as a reader displaying the content of files stored on the SD™ card. The youngest readers find it easy to get the next line of braille by pressing the panning button. For more advanced users, Orbit Reader 20 provides searching, bookmarking, and note taking capabilities. In addition to its use as a reader, Orbit Reader 20 lets the user create and edit braille.

In Remote mode, the Orbit Reader 20 becomes a terminal that displays the braille for the app running on the phone, tablet, or PC. It works via Bluetooth® wireless technology with iOS and Android™ devices and through USB or Bluetooth for Windows®, Mac®, and any other operating systems that include a screen reader with braille support. In the USB configuration, Orbit Reader 20 supports both serial and human interface device (HID) protocols. This means that if the screen reader supports it, no driver installation is required.


  • 20 eight-dot refreshable braille cells
  • Signage-quality braille
  • Eight Braille Input Keys and Space bar
  • Navigation pad with Arrow and Select keys
  • Micro-B USB charging port
  • SD card slot
  • Two Panning keys
  • Bluetooth
  • User-replaceable, rechargeable batteries


  • Orbit Reader 20 unit
  • Standard-A to Micro-B USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • SD card with User Guide and content (installed in unit)
  • Braille and Print Quick Start Guides
  • One-year limited warranty

For more information please visit: https://www.aph.org/orbit-reader-20/ 

Optional Item: Extended Warranty Available from Orbit Research, please contact Orbit within 30 days of purchase: 888-606-7248 or sales@orbitresearch.com

Optional Item: Available carrying case from Orbit Research: www.orbitresearch.com

SHIPPING CHARGE: All shipments will incur actual UPS shipping rates based on the destination. Free Matter shipping not available for this item.

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Orbit Reader 20 Catalog Number: 1-07419-00
Format: Product

This product requires special handling. Please call APH customer service at 1-800-223-1839.


Additional Information:

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