The Smarter Balanced Assessment testing is just around the corner. Are you prepared to support students who require a braille accommodation?

In a testing situation, a test administrator and a student will use a secure browser environment that supports both automatic and on-demand requests for embossing. If you are not we are here to help!

What is Smarter Balanced?Smarter Balanced Assessment Testing Announcements Education News Resources Technology Top Choices

New state standards are challenging students to understand subject matter more deeply, think more critically, and apply their learning to the real world. To measure these new state standards, educators from Smarter Balanced states worked together to develop new, high-quality assessments in English and math for grades 3–8 and high school. These Smarter Balanced assessments provide more accurate and meaningful information about what students are learning by adapting to each student’s ability, giving teachers and parents better information to help students succeed in school and after. For more information visit

The VP Max is the only embosser approved for Smarter Balanced testing. Large format paper and industry-leading tactile graphics all in a convenient desktop embosser.

What if I need a Braille Printer for one of my Kids?

For Educators and Parent,s the only Assistive Technology Braille Printer approved is the VP Max!

Printing 60 characters per second at a High-Quality single sided Braille. It’s Industry Leading in Tactile Graphics, with Tractor-fed paper, Translation and Graphics Editing Software included. Featuring Worry-Free Maintenance and a 1 Year Standard Warranty.

What if I already have a VP Max? What all can I use it for?

The VP Max has a ton of features! Feel free to watch the video below on how to set it up and click here for more tutorials.

How to set up your VP Cub or VP Max Video Link:

We Are Here To Help

To learn more about the Smarter Balanced Assessment testing or our products and services or to schedule a no-obligation demonstration, contact a Technology Specialist at New England Low Vision and Blindness to learn more. You can also call our toll free number 888-211-6933 or email us at

Our two(2) state-of-the-art technology showrooms are a wonderful resource, showcasing a variety of leading electronic low vision magnifiers and blindness products.  You can schedule an appointment with one of our Technology Specialist who can help you find the right technology, training and care solution.

If you cannot come to us, our staff can even drive out and bring our Vision Store to you, for a no-obligation product demonstration. We offer a comprehensive line of products including electronic magnification low vision aids, blindness products, and leading low vision products for people with glaucoma, macular degeneration and other forms of vision loss.