The BEAM XVI-SB Computer Terminal is designed for blind or severly visually
impaired users. It offers all of the features of a conventional Unix X-Windows
Network Terminal with the addition of screen magnification and screen reader
software which drives a Braille display and speach unit.
The system comprises of a computer mini-tower base unit, a 17inch monitor,
a mouse and keyboard and an Alva Delphi 440 Braille display with internal
The BEAM XVI-SB Computer Terminal provides full support for the X-Windows
GUI system. In addition it provides screen magnification and screen reader
programs. The screen magnification program is useful for users with a limited
amount of vision and provides a screen magnification of up to 8 times the
standard size. The screen reader software provides a user interface that
allows the user to read the display using both the Braille and speach units.
The BEAM XVI range of computer terminals is designed to work with any computer
system that employs the X-Window GUI system. Most unix workstations and
servers as well as other systems are supported.