[blindkid] New App "BrailleTouch" About 2B Launched

Carly B barnesraiser at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 14:36:43 UTC 2013

Apparently it's available in the U.S. starting tomorrow. Sounds intriguing!
Carolynn Barnes

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, Kim Cunningham wrote:

> When I try to download the app, it says it is not available in the US
> store. Website says it is only available in Australia and New Zealand.
> Hopefully they will let us know when we can check it out!
> Kim Cunningham
> ________________________________
> From: DrV <icdx at earthlink.net <javascript:;>>
> To: "Blind Kid Mailing List, (for parents of blind children)" <
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> Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 9:45 AM
> Subject: [blindkid] New App "BrailleTouch" About 2B Launched
> Here is a new app that should prove to be interesting. It certainly
> created a lot of buzz on the iOS listserv.
> I pasted the original post below.
> Best wishes.
> EricV
> ---- Original Message ------
> From: "BrailleTouch"
> Subject: BrailleTouch - Available on the App Store on Thu January 31
> Date sent: Sun, 27 Jan 2013 17:50:12 -0800
> Greetings!
> Thank you for your interest in BrailleTouch, and for signing up
> for the BrailleTouch email list. I am very excited to announce
> that BrailleTouch will be available on the App Store on Thu Jan
> 31 worldwide. We offer a free trial version, which lets you type
> in braille on your touchscreen and hear the letters or words
> spoken as you type them. If you like BrailleTouch and find it
> useful, you can purchase a full upgrade from the app which will
> allow you to send text messages, tweets, and emails directly from
> the touchscreen braille keyboard. You can also copy the text you
> type in braille and paste it into any other app on your iPhone.
> The trial version of BrailleTouch is free to download from the
> App Store. The full upgrade is available for US$20 as an In-App
> Purchase. However, in appreciation of the overwhelming support we
> have received from the blind community, we are offering the full
> version for US$15 through Sunday February 3. We would like to
> express our gratitude to all of the generous volunteers who
> tested the app, to Accessible Devices, AppleVis, and Macneticos
> for their podcasts, and to everyone who has emailed us and posted
> on the VIphone and AppleVis forums and Twitter with helpful
> feedback.
> You can read more about BrailleTouch including a User Guide and
> FAQ at our website: http://brailletouchapp.com/
> The initial version of BrailleTouch supports Grade 1 uncontracted
> braille, based on the North American English standards. It
> includes upper and lower case letters, numbers, and most
> punctuation. Grade 2 contracted braille is our top priority for a
> future upgrade. We also hope to be able to support languages
> other than English in the future. BrailleTouch requires iOS
> version 5 or later, and will run on iPhone 3Gs or later and iPod
> touch 3rd generation or later. We recommend using a case with
> your iPhone or iPod touch, as this will help you grip the phone
> while typing and will keep you from covering the speaker on the
> iPhone under the Home button with your hand. If you use
> headphones, we recommend a right-angle headphone plug or
> Bluetooth headphones.
> Feel free to forward this email to anyone you know who may be
> interested. This is a no-reply email address. We welcome any
> questions, comments, or feedback you may have. When the app comes
> out, we would love to hear your story about how you use
> BrailleTouch. You can contact us at:
> http://brailletouchapp.com/contact.html
> Many braille instructors have contacted us about using
> BrailleTouch as a teaching tool. We hope the free version of
> BrailleTouch is helpful for learning the six-key braille
> keyboard. If you are a braille instructor or student, please let
> us know your experience using BrailleTouch.
> We hope you like BrailleTouch and find it useful. Please download
> the free version on Thursday and try it before you buy it. And
> let us know what you think!
> Best wishes,
> Caleb
> http://brailletouchapp.com/
> http://twitter.com/brailletouch
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