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25th company of Help Tech anniversary (formerly Handy Tech Elektronik GmbH)


Handy Tech Elektronik GmbH now renamed to Help Tech GmbH. Marc Züfle (B.A.) was acquired as the second managing director.


Establishment of the sales company Help Tech with the locations Stuttgart, Marburg, Cologne. Presentation of the OrCam, the smart mini-camera, which discretely reads text as well as recognizes objects and persons.


Active Star the shining star amongst Braille displays. Active Star is the universal access terminal for blind computer users.


20 years Handy Tech, 20 years of innovation for the visually impaired, 40 years Braille technology from the home team.


The patent pending invention "MusikBraille" allows to listen to Braille music notation while entering or, thanks to the ATC-Technology, also when reading by touch.


Launch of Handy Tech's new homepage and start up of social networking sites on platforms like Facebook. Rounding up the portfolio with the Basic Braille


Introduction of the Active Braille with patented ATC Technology


The reading solution iRead was the first pure software product introduced by Handy Tech.


The company’s head quarters in Horb, Germany, were extended by adding a level to the main building.


Opening of a branch office in Lueneburg in the north of Germany, close to Hamburg.


Introduction of the Modular Evolution, the world’s first Braille display with implemented Handy Tech invention ATC (Active Tactile Control).It is the ideal Braille display for professional workplaces.


Easy Braille, a super compact Braille display as well as Sophie, the reading system with a natural sounding voice, and Sophie Pro an extended Version of the Sophie, were introduced.


The Handy Tech Braille systems Braille Wave, Braille Star 40 and Braillino have been equipped with wireless Bluetooth technology.


Handy Tech introduced its compact Braille Note Taker, the Braillino.


Opening of a branch office in Stuttgart, in the South of Germany.

The Braille Star 40, the ideal Braille system for combined use with a Laptop and the Braille Star 80, Handy Tech’s Braille system for professional work places, ideal for blind telephone operators, were introduced.


With Graphic Window Professional (GWP), Handy Tech presented the first access to computer graphics for blind computer users.


The main building of Handy Tech’s head quarters in Horb Germany was refurbished and extended by an annex.


Opening of a branch office in Marburg.

Handy Tech presented the first Braille system with note taking capability, the Braille Wave.


The quality management system of Handy Tech was certified for DIN EN ISO 9001.

Introduction of the Bookworm, the world’s first electronic book reader for blind users.


Opening of a branch office in Cologne.

Handy Tech Braille displays make the internet accessible for blind users.


Handy Tech Braille display in combination with a screen reader makes Microsoft Windows accessible for blind users.


The company changed its name to Handy Tech Elektronik GmbH. Starting with 8 team members, Dipl.-Ing. Siegfried Kipke takes on as owner and CEO.

Handy Tech becomes a strategic partner of Siemens, the future technology partner Unify GmbH & Co. KG.


The company was converted into the Blista EHG GmbH.


The German institute for the blind, the Blista in Marburg, in the north of Frankfurt, took over the company and started the EHG gGmbH. The operation in Horb continued with the production of Braille displays.


Mr. Schönherr died in an accident.


The Schönherr Company received the Louis-Braille-Award for the invention of Braille cell technology.


Mr. Schönherr was granted the patent for the world’s first Braille output unit. With this so-called Braille cell it was possible to display Braille refreshable, for the first time. This invention paved the way for developing Braille displays, and made computer systems accessible to blind users. To this day, Braille displays are our main product range.


Dipl.-Ing. Schönherr founded the Schönherr Company in Horb-Nordstetten.



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