[Pibe-division] re note taking

Marianne Denning MDenning at finneytown.org
Wed Oct 19 15:21:29 CDT 2011

I just went to APH to check out the Refreshabraille.  They are not selling it at this time.  I am not sure when it will be available again.
Marianne Denning
Intervention Specialist, Visually Impaired
Finneytown Secondary Campus
mdenning at finneytown.org
From: pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org [pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Dr. Denise M. Robinson [dmehlenbacher at yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:29 PM
To: Professionals in Blindness Education Division List
Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] re note taking

If you used the refreshabraille, you would never even need to touch the screen on an iphone...it can all be done through the tiny display. I believe the point is, if you want to be really portable, an iphone and refreshabraille display will let you go anywhere and do just about anything, connect to the internet, do email, etc and put it in a small purse....that easy, that portable


Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D.
CEO, TechVision
Specialist in blind technology/teaching/training
email:  yourtechvision at gmail.com<mailto:deniserob at gmail.com>
Website with hundreds of lessons: yourtechvision.com


From: Sara Rooz <sararooz at gmail.com>
To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 12:24 PM
Subject: [Pibe-division] re note taking

Hi Fellow Educators and blind consumers:
Below is my opinion about note taking. To my knowledge the ipad and  the iphone do not have many apps for blind users. It's true that aph rerreshabraille costs $1,800 with 18 cells. But Freedom Scientific sells a braille display that can be connected to the computer, but you would need to ask about connecting the braille display for hte iphone for $1,3395 with 20 cells of refreshable braille. Regarding purchasing a note taker or using a braille display with the iphone is a personal choice. I do not have the desire to use an iphone since the voiceover feature andand the need to tap to use the  touch screen do not appeal to me. I also use my note taker for personal and  professional use and prefer to store information in braille rather than in prprint. Freedom Scientific has great technical support and I do not see the need for me to get a Iphone or Ipad. I am ok using a computer with a braille display attached to write up professional documents and a note taker to store confidential information on in braille. Each person has different needs, so one option does not fit each person's needs.
Sara Rooz
Certified Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired in New York

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