[blindkid] Ipad only

Amber Hall amhall973 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 27 00:36:08 UTC 2014


She is in the 7th grade

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> On Nov 26, 2014, at 6:14 PM, Cableone via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Amber, 
> I'm just curious - how old is your daughter?
> We are trying to figure out what to do for our grandson who is 8.
> Thanks,
> Cynda
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Nov 26, 2014, at 3:06 PM, Ashley Bramlett via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> 
>> Amber,
>> Keep the braille sense! As a legally blind student and soon professional, I believe notetakers has a place for us braille readers. our devices have our needs in mind; a built in display and easy to use keyboard commands. you can type in braille too which for many of is is a heck a lot faster than typing qwerty style.
>> 
>> A ipad is nice. but it does not have the ease and functionality of the braille sense.
>> 
>> Argue to the school she needs to use what is easiest and most efficient. I cannot imagine an ipad being as efficient given you got to tap it to execute the touch screen functions. besides, pairing it with a display will not give you the same functions as using the gestures on screen.
>> And, you can use the braille sense quietly without speech. no need to use voice over!
>> 
>> Have many tools in the toolbox.
>> Ashley
>> 
>> -----Original Message----- From: Amber Hall via blindkid
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 10:51 AM
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>> Subject: [blindkid] Ipad only
>> 
>> Hello, it's been a while since I've been on here. But I have a question for parents of kiddos who are using iPads with braille display at school. My daughter has a braille sense. she's had it for probably four years now. She does very good on it, but the school is wanting her to go to iPad only with a braille display. I'm kind of hesitant because I know I've heard negative things on here about doing that.
>> Any suggestions on what I can say to help my case when I present it to the school?
>> My daughter loves her braillesense. She's hesitant to go to the iPad because a lot of times it doesn't work for think she needs it too. And she is slow with it because she doesn't have a lot of experience with it.
>> But they still want her to transition to only ipad anyway.
>> Thanks for your help!
>> 
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