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Braille book reader for the visually impaired child

Hexis device

Hexis is an electronic Braille reader which automatically converts text to Braille on a refreshable Braille display

Hexis is designed to help children with blindness and visual impairments to improve literacy and develop the joy of reading and learning. It has been specifically created to make reading content available to the children with blindness at par with their sighted peers.

Hexis, together with Antara teacher’s content management platform is a powerful tool.

Hexis Features


Age Appropriate Content

Text books and age appropriate related interest generating content loaded on device.


Supports Indian Languages


Portable, battery based device


Add on Books

Additional books can be loaded when needed easily


More affordable than market alternatives

ANTARA Software Platform for Content Management and Assessment

Easy web application for teachers to create class notes

Teachers form virtual class with her students

Metrics for Teachers

Usage and assessment metrics for teachers. Assessments/MCQs that help measure reading, spelling skills comprehension

Parents Interface

Interface for parent to share content to child

Product Demonstration

Product Specifications

Specifications Hexis
Braille Display Six-dot 14 Braille cells
Ports Micro USB for charging
Keys 4 keys: Open, close, left and right
Storage 8GB internal micro SD card (non removable)
Languages supported English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia, Malayalam
Battery Internal battery; charging time: 4 hours (non removable)
Connectivity Any WiFi hotspot including mobiles with specific SSID and password
Size & Weight 18.5cm x 13.0cm x 4.3cm (W x D x H), 586g
Contraction support English
Warranty One-year limited parts and labor warranty