[nabs-l] an idea for a 1 page braille display

Antonio M. Guimaraes Jr. freethaught at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 04:03:19 UTC 2010


Dean Blazie is involved with the work to take place at National Braille 
Press to develop the braille display, but I can tell you with certainty and 
it is public knowledge that the project will yield a lower cost note-taker 
at first. They are talking prototypes for one with similar capabilities of 
the ones we're used to already, but at a price in the ball park of $2000, 
not $6000 we're used to.

That would be a start, and the goal according to NBP's president Brian 
MacDonald would be for the team to develop and deploy technology to create a 
low cost, full page braille display.

Let's see how they do.

Antonio M. Guimaraes Jr.

Student, Western Governors University
(617) 744-9716
Eastern time zone
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Orozco" <jsorozco at gmail.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 9:26 PM
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] an idea for a 1 page braille display


>I thought Dean Blazie was already investigating this idea?  Me, I like it,
> but if there's already so much upkeep with keeping one row of cells clean, 
> I
> can't begin to imagine how much labor would need to go into repairing one
> cell or section of the display.
>
> Joe
>
> "Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves,
> some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all."--Sam Ewing
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org
> [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Antonio M. Guimaraes Jr.
> Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 8:32 PM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] an idea for a 1 page braille display
>
> Before we get all excited about Sarai's link, and company,
> project, I would
> ask if anyone has seen a prototype.
>
> Ideas are great, but realistic ones are worth one's pursuit and energy.
>
> If there really were the one page display for less than the
> cost of a used
> car, it would be out already. I don't think adaptive technology
> companies
> could keep the developments from unfolding right under our fingers.
>
> Let's support work to develop useful, cheaper, and better
> technologies and
> fully investigate something before becoming spoke persons for unviable
> solutions.
>
> Antonio M. Guimaraes Jr.
>
> Student, Western Governors University
> (617) 744-9716
> Eastern time zone
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Sarah Alawami" <marrie12 at gmail.com>
> To: "nabs list list" <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2010 10:02 PM
> Subject: [nabs-l] an idea for a 1 page braille display
>
>
>> Have you ever thought of having a 1 page braille display that
> cost about
>> 600  dollars? My goal here is to try and have a company called ESense
>> trying incorporate this new technology in to the IPad or even
> an IPhone.
>> Here is the link to the article.
>>
>> http://www.senseg.com/technology/faq/
>> I've sent an email to apple accessibility regarding this too.
> Here are the
>> 2 emails I've contacted. I encourage you to do the same.
>>
>> accessibility at apple.com
>> and
>> info at senseg.com
>>
>> Take care all.
>>
>> S
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