[nabs-l] Braille Displays and Notetakers

Judy Jones sonshines59 at gmail.com
Fri May 12 02:40:21 UTC 2017


I too would also prefer the smaller display.

Judy


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Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Braille Displays and Notetakers

The advantage of a note-taking device in this era is having one device to carry around. It's not like in the nineties where I carried a standalone GPS unit my phone and a no taking device. Although it would be cool to see the new note Acres out in the market today, I believe for me having a braille display connected to my devices is enough. I'm not worried about carrying both devices as I have to carry my phone and my came anyways. I would probably purchase is smaller display for this reason.


On May 11, 2017 11:45:55 AM Ignasi Cambra via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I want to make it clear that I am asking this out of ignorance, and 
> not because I have anything against special braille notetaker's… But 
> what's the point of buying one of them when these days there are so 
> many mainstream devices that are accessible? Both iOS and android 
> devices can be used by blind people, including phones, tablets, and 
> everything in between. There are also Bluetooth keyboards, Bluetooth 
> braille keyboards, and Bluetooth braille displays available that one 
> can connect to these devices, so it's hard for me to justify spending 
> thousands of dollars on a braille notetaker. I am saying all of this 
> from a theoretical point of you, since I haven't had a chance to try 
> any of the notetakers currently available. It seems like some of them 
> aren't compatible with all websites, everyone's in a while people say 
> they have trouble opening some kinds of attachments with them, etc. 
> etc. But what are the advantages? For those of you who use a braille notetaker why do you prefer it over a regular laptop or iOS device?
> This is a really interesting topic!
>
> IC
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On 11 May 2017, at 17:00, Jordan Scheffer via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>
>> This is awesome info guys! I've honestly been looking for information 
>> on braille displays and notetakers for a while, I'm actually 
>> receiving a BN Touch in a few weeks and I'm hoping it's gonna be as good as I think it is.
>> I beta-tested it actually before it was officially released, and 
>> although it did have some issues, overall it was great.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Loren 
>> Wakefield via NABS-L
>> Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:18 AM
>> To: 'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'
>> Cc: Loren Wakefield
>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Braille Displays and Notetakers
>>
>> That is a problem with these over-priced devices.  My Apex from 
>> humanware is a heavily-used item that is on its last legs.  So, the 
>> Polaris sounds intriguing; however, it is expensive as well.  So I 
>> believe I will pair a braille display with an IPone and be much better off.
>>
>> Loren
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Jen via 
>> NABS-L
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 1:16 PM
>> To: 'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'
>> Cc: Jen
>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Braille Displays and Notetakers
>>
>> I had a BrailleNote BT; the Lions Club bought it for me. I loved it 
>> because it had a braille keyboard, and I type the most quickly in 
>> braille. I say "had" because a cell on the braille display stopped 
>> working, and HumanWare doesn't make the BrailleNote BT anymore.
>>
>> Jen
>>
>> spiderweb1 at sbcglobal.net
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>> -----Original Message-----
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>> From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Bobbi 
>> Pompey via NABS-L
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>> Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 11:19 AM
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>> To: Karl Martin Adam via Nabs-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>>
>> Cc: Bobbi Pompey <pompey2010 at yahoo.com>
>>
>> Subject: [nabs-l] Braille Displays and Notetakers
>>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> I am in the market for a braille device. I would love to know what 
>> devices you all own or have owned. It would be especially helpful if 
>> you would share why you selected the device you own, instead of others.
>>
>> Thank you in advance, and I look forward to hearing your responses!
>>
>>
>> Bobbi A. L. Pompey
>> (336) 988-6375
>> bobbipompey at gmail.com
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>> "Not everything faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed 
>> until it is faced" James Baldwin
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