[nabs-l] Braille Displays and Notetakers

Ashley Bramlett bookwormahb at earthlink.net
Sun May 14 21:10:56 UTC 2017


I'm with you Alley. I prefer larger devices because I have a larger display 
to read from. More cells means I can read more at a time!

-----Original Message----- 
From: Alexandra Alfonso via NABS-L
Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2017 9:19 AM
To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
Cc: Alexandra Alfonso
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Braille Displays and Notetakers

I like larger devices because they have more celli.

On 5/13/17, Judy Jones via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> I am holding out for the mini 18 cell that will be coming out later in the
> year.  I like the smaller devices.
>
> Judy
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Miso Kwak via
> NABS-L
> Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2017 8:51 PM
> To: louvins at gmail.com; National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> Cc: Miso Kwak
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Braille Displays and Notetakers
>
> Thank you for an informative thread. I am looking to transition my Braille
> device as well. I have Apex that is about 4 years old and have been
> considering BN touch but Polaris sounds great!
>
> Does anyone know what languages are supported specifically on these 
> devices
> (i.e., BN Touch and Polaris)?
> Also, how is Hims' tech support in the U.S.?
>
> Miso Kwak
>
> On 5/12/17, Joshua Hendrickson via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> I find it very interesting how many people on this list are either
>> getting, or already have the touch from humanware.  There is a braille
>> note list for those who have the touch.  If anyone would like I can
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>> On 5/12/17, Alexandra Alfonso via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>> I am getting a touch and I like large displays. Sge polaris sounds cool.
>>>
>>> On 5/11/17, Judy Jones via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>>> I too would also prefer the smaller display.
>>>>
>>>> Judy
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>> From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Linson
>>>> Productions via NABS-L
>>>> Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:24 AM
>>>> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
>>>> Cc: Linson Productions
>>>> 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
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>>
>>>>>> From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Bobbi
>>>>>> Pompey via NABS-L
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 11:19 AM
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Not everything faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed
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