[nabs-l] Braillenote Touch

Jameyanne Fuller jameyanne at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 14:13:58 UTC 2016


I think it's coming in an update. They just got the camera connected in the
update this did last week, and I'm not seeing the KNFB reader app yet.
Jameyanne

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From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Karl Martin
Adam via NABS-L
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:01 AM
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Cc: Karl Martin Adam <kmaent1 at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Braillenote Touch

I thought the KNFB reader is already available.  They announced 
at convention that all Braillenote Touch's would come with it 
already installed.  Is that not the case?

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From: Jameyanne Fuller via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org
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Date sent: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 23:55:13 -0400
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Braillenote Touch

I really thought I would be using the keyboard all the time and 
not the
touch screen, but once I figured out TouchBraille, I've found I'm 
actually
more accurate on the touch screen than I am using the tactile 
keyboard. I'm
not sure why, but the when I've been using the keyboard, I keep 
missing dots
somehow. As long as I remember ot keep my wrists resting just 
behind the
Braille display, I can type fairly accurately and quickly right 
on the touch
screen.
In that respect, it's not really a touch screen like you'd think 
of a touch
screen on a smart phone or iPad or android tablet. You can turn 
off
TouchBraille and navigate using gestures, but you can also just 
use first
letter navigation and the thumb keys and cursor routing keys. 
Honestly, I
figured out how to turn the visual display off to help conserve 
battery, so
now it's just like a flat surface to type on.
I agree with the comment that there are some aspects of the Touch 
that seem
less efficient than the Apex, especially that when you use first 
letter
navigation, you have to hit the letter and then hit enter on 
what's
selected. Also the battery life is not very good at all, even if 
it's just
locked, and I miss my dictionary and easy word lookup (haven't 
found a good
app for that yet and even if I do I'm not sure there's an option 
to just
look up a word I have the cursor on). But all that being said, 
there's a lot
of great features that didn't exist on the Apex, like actual 
internet, the
ability to download third party apps, that sort of thing. I'm 
really
enjoying access to Dropbox, for example, and I can't wait for the 
KNFB
Reader to become available.
Jameyanne

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From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of 
Vejas
Vasiliauskas via NABS-L
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 2:23 AM
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Cc: Vejas Vasiliauskas <alpineimagination at gmail.com
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Braillenote Touch

Hi,
For all you braillenote touch users, do you use the keyboard or
the touch screen?
I'm personally not a real fan of touch screens, but that's just
me.
Vejas
----- Original Message -----
From: Cullen via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org
To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
Date sent: Sat, 13 Aug 2016 20:30:21 -0400
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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