[blindkid] Kids' Preferences for Reading Electronic Braille?

Penny Duffy pennyduffy at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 18:11:08 UTC 2015

My daughter uses her an iPad with a braille display for most of her school
work.  She is in Middle school. She has never had a braille note taker.

On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 5:07 PM, Allison Hilliker via blindkid <
blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> Hi Parents,
> A colleague asked me a question today that I didn't have a clear answer
> for. What is the most common way that K-12 students are preferring to read
> electronic Braille these days? Are most students still using note-takers
> like a Braille Note or Braille Sense? I suspect this method is still very
> common, but I would guess that it is less popular than it used to be. Is
> that true? If kids use note-takers, do they prefer BRF, DAISY, or another
> file type for reading texts?
> If your kids/teens are not using a note-taker, are they using
> iPhones/iPads with Braille displays, are they hooking displays up to
> computers and using their screen reader with the display, or a combination
> of those? Are Macs, PCs, Chromebooks, or tablets most common?  And if the
> answer is that it varies, then which option are your Braille readers liking
> best?
> Just curious. Thanks in advance.
> Best,
> Allison
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