[Nfbc-info] Note-Taking Devices

Chela Robles cdrobles693 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 13 02:30:11 UTC 2013

Hello all,
I have told you while back that I'm going to take the Administrative 
Assistant Program starting October 21st and through the summer of 2014 
at Mt. Diablo Adult Education School in my hometown, Concord, California 
and I have made a list in conjunction with the financial aid adviser who 
will be working with my counselor and I to make sure I succeed. A couple 
of the items I listed I think are note-taking possibilities a windows 
professional 7 equipped laptop and the Braille Focus 14 display.
My question to all of you since I'm not going to divulge my whole list 
which is only ten items, which I'm sure you guys don't wish to read 
unless I'm wrong about that then let me know.
Anyway my question is what do you guys use for taking notes in school?
Several people from the IOs listserv I'm on say they use their IPads, 
IPhones, IPod Touches, MacBookPro's, while others use PC Laptops in 
conjunction with braille displays that have the braille keyboard 
integrated with the laptop while still others use just the braille 
display because it has note-taking functionality itself, yet others 
still stick to the classic note-takers such as from Humanware or the pac 
mate from Freedom Scientific which mine didn't last. I just really think 
personally it would be easier to take the laptop and the braille display 
along with the digital recorder I have from Olympus to record lectures, 
but I want to make sure I know what others are using but to me it sounds 
like a lot of people are using their IDevices or Braille displays in 
conjunction with the IDevices or as a stand-alone note-taker, or in 
conjunction or without laptops whether from Apple or PC-based, now, but 
correct me if I'm wrong, but there are still those who use the older 
technology such as what I mentioned before from Freedom Scientific which 
again my Pac Mate did retire and I'd not get one again.
I'd like to know before 8AM PST. Tomorrow.
I don't want to limit myself yet I want to make sure I don't break 
Rehab's budget smiles.
I have a meeting tomorrow with a tech evaluator name Steven Clark from 
Adaptive Technology Services, even though I already gave him the list, 
I'd still like to know what others are using to take notes in classes 
Thanks for your kind responses.
Chela Robles

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