Illuminated Keypads assist visually impaired users.

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S Series Keypads are available with bright blue illumination option, generated by LEDs. Blind pin locator found on key 5 and optional raised characters are also offered. Available with 12 or 16 keys, and in choice of standard, telephone, or hexi-decimal II configurations, keypads feature front plate and anti-pull-off keys for vandal resistance. Units are tested to 4 million operations and are protected to IP67.

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EAO Offers New Options for the Visually Impaired with Blue Illuminated Keypad

EAO, the expert partner for Human Machine Interfaces has delighted engineers designing keypads into applications for disabled users by offering a new option of bright blue key illumination, generated from high quality LEDs. This is now available in EAO's highly popular S.series keypad range.

Visual impairments, which often include the inability to distinguish between the colors red and green, can result in problems for users operating keypad driven devices. EAO's easy to read, blue illuminated S.series keypad is also available with a 'blind pin locator' found on key 5, and optional raised characters including "o" and "x".

EAO also offers full keypad customization services including solutions for full color front plate designs as well as laser engraving and marking. The visually impaired may also benefit from a dedicated font option specifically designed to aid legibility.

Part Number S.12X21.331 is currently available with either 12 or 16 keys, and in a choice of standard, telephone, or hexi-decimal II configurations, EAO's S.series keypads feature a front plate and anti-pull-off keys constructed from Zamak that deliver a high level of vandal-resistance. The S.series is tested to 4 million operations and is protected to IP67.

The highly aesthetic, rugged and robust features of the S.series makes it ideally suited to meet the needs of public environment applications including access control, banking, public telephones, vending machines, self-serve kiosks and industrial machinery as well.

For more information on our S.series keypads, visit our web site at or contact EAO at 98 Washington Street, Milford, CT 06460; Telephone: 203-877-4577; Fax: 203-877-3694. Send E-mail inquiries to

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