[nabs-l] Braillenote Touch thoughts and an invitation for all

Zachary N. Griego-Dreicer zdreicer at gmail.com
Sun Aug 14 15:35:59 UTC 2016

 Good morning everyone, I hope that your Sunday is off to a great start! On Thursday the UPS driver delivered two packages, one of which was my braille note touch. I'm liking it quite a lot in terms of speed and efficiency etc.,  but definitely agree with other people that I do miss some of the functionality of the apex. There is a Facebook group of braille note users, just go to your search box on Facebook and type braillenote users to join the group, this has taken the place of the braille note user group on the list. humanware.com website. The Facebook group is relatively active, and old and new users of any of humanware's  line of braille note products would help it grow from its current status of just over 200 members. I hope everyone enjoys using their touch, and in the future email I will include the direct join link for the group if that would help anyone. Have an enjoyable rest of your day.

Sent from my iPhone 6 Using VoiceOver

> On Aug 14, 2016, at 09:05, Jameyanne Fuller via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I got my BrailleNote Touch about two weeks ago now, and it's been a bit of a
> rocky start, honestly. It kept freezing up when I unlocked it, and I lost
> several documents that way. Since the update last week, it hasn't frozen
> once, so hopefully that's fixed. I'm not a huge fan of the case, honestly.
> It's bulky and heavy, and I found that the tactile keyboard keeps missing
> the dots I'm typing, and I'm actually more accurate using TouchBraille on
> the screen. Also I hate the Velcro to close the compartment up above, and I
> feel like the magnets that close the case aren't that secure and they keep
> moving so my BrailleNote either keeps waking up out of sleep mode or, once,
> turned on after I shut it completely down.
> I do love how much it can do, and I feel like I've barely scratched the
> surface. On the other hand, until it can open multiple word documents at
> once and allow easy switching between them, I'll probably be using my Apex
> in class, because I like to have my textbook open in one file and my notes
> open in another.
> Basically, there's a lot of good to be said for the BrailleNote Touch, but
> there are definitely some features about the Apex I miss.
> Looking forward to hearing what others think of it.
> Jameyanne
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Cullen via
> Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2016 8:30 PM
> To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
> Cc: Cullen <gallagher123123 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [nabs-l] Braillenote Touch
> Hi Cricket and all,
> The touch 32 began shipping in late May, and the 18 began shipping about two
> weeks ago. I just received my touch Thursday, so I am still figuring it out
> and learning how to use some of the new Keysoft apps. So far, I am amazed.
> It's really powerful, and it performs so much better than my apex. I look
> forward to putting it through the real test, using it in class for my senior
> year in highschool. Right now, I'm just so impressed with what Humanware has
> done, and I can't believe I won it at convention. Those are my initial
> thoughts so far. 
> Cullen
> Sent from a Braillenote Touch 18
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