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P/N 1393387

IBM Screen Reader/2 Keypad

Type
Model M Screen Reader/2 Keypad
OEM
IBM
Switches
IBM membrane buckling springs
Earliest Appearance
1987
Original Keycaps
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
Casing Colour
Beige/Off White
Branding
IBM grey oval badge
Protocol
Set 2/AT
Connection
Cable
Cable
Grey coiled detachable SDL to PS/2
Key Count
18
Data Last Updated
2021-04-08

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Variant of a Model M Screen Reader/2 Keypad

The IBM Screen Reader/2 Keypad was the peripheral component of the IBM Screen Reader/2, the first GUI-based screen reader designed to help people with hard or lack of sight access a PC running IBM Operating System/2, PC-DOS/MS-DOS, or Microsoft Windows. The keypad takes the form of an 18-key PS/2-compatible buckling springs keypad, featuring ten numeric keys, an asterisk key, a number sign help, and two two-unit vertical keys reading "HELP" and "STOP". These are one of two Model Ms whose internal assembly is based on an older Model F device and thus takes several production values from Model F designs; including individual barrels, metal barrel plate, foam padding, and no plastic rivets holding the assembly together. The assembly's previous incarnation was the 25-key IBM 3290-1 Information Panel program function and numeric keypads.