[Blindmath] thoughts on a PIAF please

Lewicki, Maureen mlewicki at bcsd.neric.org
Mon Jan 28 13:45:20 CST 2013


I am not familiar with sensational blackboard. It is something that can produce hardcopies?

Maureen Murphy Lewicki
Teacher of Visually Impaired
Bethlehem Central Schools
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Why would this product be used when Sensational Blackboard could be used?


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From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Opra, Lauren
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2013 5:46 PM
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Subject: Re: [Blindmath] thoughts on a PIAF please

I use a PIAF fairly regularly. I really like it because it allows me to do
more with curved lines than the graphics program I use. I agree though, it
is not exactly a "quick" way to create graphics unless you are using
templates. If I really need to do something fast I usually use a tactile
drawing board but the graphics are far less detailed. I like it though when
I am in a pinch and something is better than nothing to get a concept
across.

Lauren

On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 4:32 PM, Julie Balassa <jbalassa at valenciacollege.edu
> wrote:

> We use it here and it's fantastic. I'm working on some tactile graphs
> right now. "Quickly" however may not be an applicable adjective - smile. If
> you have templates it saves a bunch of time as you can use bits and pieces
> of old Illustrator files to copy and paste into new ones.
>
> jkb
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> Subject: [Blindmath] thoughts on a PIAF please
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> Good Day! Is anyone using a PIAF to produce graphics quickly? Please let
> me know what you think of it. Thanks!
>
> Maureen Murphy Lewicki
> Teacher of Visually Impaired
> Bethlehem Central Schools
> (518)439-7681
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> our life, or in the life of another." Helen Keller
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