• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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39th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference Has Concluded

Redefining Expectations with Optima

Date & Time
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 1:20 PM PDT  
Grand CD  
The Optima Braille laptop computer built by AccessMind in partnership with Orbit Research creates a new generation of assistive technology products, that completely changes what we can expect from these product catagories as users. The product is built after years of research, in order to shake up the industry by changing the way in which we traditionally think about the features, pricing, customization, and overall requirements from products for blind and low vision people. Last year, I talked about the need to create a new generation of assistive technology products in this catagory, that will allow our technology to stay up-to-date with the mainstream. The Optima is the first result of this work. In this presentation, users will learn about the product, what it contains, and the general philosophy of AccessMind going forward. We will also talk about how we can push the existing vendors as users to make products that really match our current living style instead of what is available at the moment.  
  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • K-12 Education
  • Government
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
The Optima Braille laptop is our first step towards creating a new generation of assistive technology products that will put our needs at the center. Join us to learn about the features of the product and help us innovate.  
Primary Topic
Blind/Low Vision  
Secondary Topics
  • Education
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Product Demonstration
Session Type
General Track  


  • Adi Kushnir
  • Venkatesh Chari
    Orbit Research/AccessMind

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