[blindkid] apple netbooks
pennyduffy at gmail.com
Tue May 22 18:08:52 UTC 2012
Like I said it reads the stuff from bookshare (Read2go provides the text
file) but if someone gives you a braille file I have found no way to get
the ipad to bring it up. If you have found an application that does this
Denise I would love to find out. May have been doing something wrong but I
could get no application to bring up a .brf file. Like I said I don't even
know if this an issue . I am having this discussion with my daughter TVI.
Trying to figure out if a notetaker is a needed technology for her or not.
On May 22, 2012 1:56 PM, "Dr. Denise M Robinson" <deniserob at gmail.com>
> Are you talking about read2go with bookshare? Yes, the braille display will
> read braille files.
> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 10:46 AM, Penny Duffy <pennyduffy at gmail.com>
> > good question Holly..
> > Abby uses her Ipad with a refreshable braille display and the biggest
> > disadvantage i found is it doesn't read braille files. Which I don't know
> > if its an issue or not. There is an great bookshare app and it reads
> > so that is not an issue. It will put on the braille display what ever is
> > spoken by voice over. I am sure there are other issues. but so
> > far that's the only one I have found and i don't know how many files only
> > come in braille format.
> > On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 1:35 PM, Holly Baker Miller <hollym12 at gmail.com
> > >wrote:
> > > Still trying to figure things out for our situation. New braille user,
> > > middle school, responsible & tech savy. Has enough vision that jaws
> > > probably isn't going to be a necessity for him. His issue is not so
> > > with seeing but that he fatigues very quickly when reading visually.
> > >
> > > It seems as if buying a good netbook or ipad ($500) + bluetooth braille
> > > display ($2500) such as the Brailliant 32 would be about half the cost
> > of a
> > > note taker.
> > > Aside from the slight downside of having to carry two compact items,
> > > does it seem like this is not a popular option for most?
> > >
> > > The pluses would be the netbook/ipad could be reasonably replaced every
> > 2-3
> > > years as the processors get faster & more powerful making it easier to
> > keep
> > > pace with technology. Sounds like the maintenance plan on a notetaker
> > > costs that much. Even if the display part punks out after a few
> years, a
> > > lot less painful to replace that than a full note taker.
> > >
> > > Are there other disadvantages I'm not aware of? Is this something
> > > time has come but it just hasn't quite caught on yet?
> > > I won't be offended if there's something glaring I haven't thought of!
> > >
> > > Holly
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