2016Establishment 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.
2015Active Star the shining star amongst Braille displays. Active Star is the universal access terminal for blind computer users.
201420 years Handy Tech, 20 years of innovation for the visually impaired, 40 years Braille technology from the home team.
2013The patent pending invention "MusikBraille" allows to listen to Braille music notation while entering or, thanks to the ATC-Technology, also when reading by touch.
2012Launch 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
2011Introduction of the Active Braille with patented ATC Technology
2009The reading solution iRead was the first pure software product introduced by Handy Tech.
2008The company’s head quarters in Horb, Germany, were extended by adding a level to the main building.
2007Opening of a branch office in Lueneburg in the north of Germany, close to Hamburg.
2006Introduction 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.
2005Easy 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.
2004The Handy Tech Braille systems Braille Wave, Braille Star 40 and Braillino have been equipped with wireless Bluetooth technology.
2003Handy Tech introduced its compact Braille Note Taker, the Braillino.
2002Opening 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.
2001With Graphic Window Professional (GWP), Handy Tech presented the first access to computer graphics for blind computer users.
2000The main building of Handy Tech’s head quarters in Horb Germany was refurbished and extended by an annex.
1999Opening of a branch office in Marburg.
Handy Tech presented the first Braille system with note taking capability, the Braille Wave.
1997The 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.
1996Opening of a branch office in Cologne.
Handy Tech Braille displays make the internet accessible for blind users.
1995Handy Tech Braille display in combination with a screen reader makes Microsoft Windows accessible for blind users.
1994The 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.