The Jot A Dot is a mechanical, portable brailler with six Braille entry keys. It is rectangular with a blue upper surface and sides and black base. The top has six green braille keys and a green tab which is the reading stand. Above the keys is a writing ruler and a green pointer. The base of the brailler has an opening for paper insertion and sockets for a neck strap. There is a green knob on the left side for rolling paper and a green line indicator dial with moving pointer on the right side.
The full alphabet is achieved through various combinations of hitting the keys. The Jot A Dot enables regular braille writing from the left hand side of the page to the right hand side of the page. The user can read as they write by turning the Jot A Dot over and reading the Braille just typed on the underside of the device. Cell and line indicators give instant feedback on the location of the embossing head.
The Jot A Dot is accompanied by a cardboard box, blue polypropylene carry bag, blue neck strap, instruction manuals (braille and print), instruction CD and a pad of paper.