Focus 40 Blue 5th Generation
Crisp, Paper-Like Braille, Ultra-Responsive Keyboard, and Bluetooth in the Smallest Package Yet

This fifth generation of the Focus Braille Display line incorporates our vast knowledge base from manufacturing and servicing displays in the previous designs. The new housing is an aluminum extrusion on a stamped metal base. Each Braille cell is physically and electrically insulated from its neighbors. The housing incorporates bumpers that absorb shock when the unit is dropped or knocked against a wall or door. The durable unit has been tested to US Military Standard MIL-STD-810G.

A single smooth cell cap covers the Braille, so you feel only the Braille pins, no seams. Special attention has been paid to the dot keys and spacebar to ensure smooth positive feedback and quiet operation. The Braille pins have been retooled to provide a crisper, more uniform feel that you’ll notice with your first reading.

Focus 40 Blue Mini USB connector

The USB 3.1c micro connector significantly increases the ease of physical connection – it’s always right-side-up. (See image left.) For durability, the USB connector has been engineered to “float” so that it is virtually impossible to break it.

For added protection, the convenient carrying case lets you use your Braille Display on the go without removing it.


  • 40 Braille cells
  • 8-dot Braille keyboard
  • Smooth, paper-like feel
  • Convenient thumb key and panning buttons
  • Our exclusive NAV Rockers let you rapidly scroll by line, sentence, paragraph, or pan through a document
  • Menu button for quick access to settings
  • Adjustable key repeat for rapid scrolling and panning
  • Select your personal Braille firmness with VariBraille
  • One-handed mode
  • Time and Date display

Compatibility and Connectivity

  • Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity – switch between five Bluetooth devices and one USB connection
    • Wake your smartphone remotely, no need to take it out
  • Out-of-the box compatibility with Apple® iOS and Android devices
  • Use with JAWS for combined speech and Braille access
  • Use with JAWS for Braille Study Mode to learn and teach Braille
  • Works with JAWS BrailleIn™ for contracted Braille input in Windows®