[BCAB] BRENDAN MAGIL was Notetaker Opinions

john gallagher john at pianotuner.plus.com
Thu Aug 4 17:42:54 BST 2016


great steve had a chat with him and he said the figure was £5800 so there's nothing i can do. thanks though.

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Nutt  <steve at comproom.co.uk>
To: "'Bcab Discussion List'"  <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Date: Thursday, 4 August 2016 4.45 pm
Subject: Re: [BCAB] BRENDAN MAGIL was  Notetaker Opinions

>
>
> John,
> 
> Like I said, contact Brendan.  At least he will advise you for free.
> 
> His number is 01905 28286.  I'm sure he won't mind me giving it you, since
> it's on his web site, http://www.magill.co.uk.
> 
> All the best
> 
> Steve
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of john
> gallagher
> Sent: 04 August 2016 16.24
> To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] BRENDAN MAGIL was Notetaker Opinions
> 
> well there's nothing i can do the figure is #5800 or there abs thanks.
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Mel Griffiths  <melgriffiths at virginmedia.com>
> To: "'Bcab Discussion List'"  <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Date: Thursday, 4 August 2016 3.09 pm
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] BRENDAN MAGIL was Re:  Notetaker Opinions
> 
> >
> >
> > Sadly this is not the first time I have heard of access to work being
> denied to someone because their earnings were too low. This happened to a
> friend of mine who was then unable to continue with their business because
> they were no longer able to employ a support worker. Very counter productive
> in my opinion in these times where the government are supposedly trying to
> get disabled people into work.
> > 
> > Mel
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Ian 
> > Macrae
> > Sent: 04 August 2016 12.05
> > To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> > Subject: [BCAB] BRENDAN MAGIL was Re: Notetaker Opinions
> > 
> > I would massively endorse Steve's comments on Brendan, his expertise and
> knowledge in negotiating the best outcomes for people with regard to Access
> To work. He is also very clear on costs and when the meter is about to start
> running $ In other words he would not engage in paid work with you or on
> your behalf without getting your agreement and assurance that you understand
> his terms and your commitment. 
> > > On 4 Aug 2016, at 11.58, Steve Nutt <steve at comproom.co.uk> wrote:
> > > 
> > > Hi John,
> > > 
> > > I would seriously consider contacting Brendan Magill, 
> > > brendan at magill.co.uk about your Access To Work.  I don't believe 
> > > they have a low earnings cap.  I was claiming ATW even when I was making
> a loss in my first year.
> > > 
> > > Brendan is an ATW assessor and knows the system inside out.
> > > 
> > > All the best
> > > 
> > > Steve
> > > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of john 
> > > gallagher
> > > Sent: 04 August 2016 11.14
> > > To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
> > > Subject: Re: [BCAB] Notetaker Opinions
> > > 
> > > hi steve interesting and to give android is due i'm using the old 
> > > google nexus 7 which is very very slow i think though that it uses 
> > > android 5 point zero which again is ahead of what the touch is using 
> > > and again i do understand keysoft is the over lay.
> > > 
> > > so then yesterday also i registered on the website for the sight 
> > > village in leeds.
> > > 
> > > again the same questions would apply. could i then with the samsung 
> > > at
> > > #149 and the braille display at #895 still be able to do this as 
> > > well as my laptop.
> > > 
> > > i must say access is moving forward with this method and that's for
> > > #1000
> > > 
> > > now if i get the el-braille it's over 2 thousand for me as i have 
> > > jaws but i would be able to use windows 10. now with the touch i 
> > > rang humanware and because i have an old pac mate it would cost me 
> > > #2695. i did say to them i would not need the one day's training at 
> > > #500 but they say you cannot do that you must pay in full and one 
> > > cash or one bank payment. now for my #2695 i have a very user 
> > > friendly device but say in two years is this still the case. could i 
> > > now go on the web with the touch and fill in the form for the sight 
> > > village okay great to be able to type braille in the edit boxes fast and
> quick.
> > > 
> > > i think it is a facinating subject for us all but for me i must make 
> > > the right choice because i cannot get any funding from access to 
> > > work they say my earnings are too low.
> > > 
> > > my old u 2 is brill but for the web is no good at all now really. i 
> > > cannot say go on to the sky fantasy football like i can on my other 
> > > devices and make transfers and the like. now again with the samsung 
> > > and a braille device could i say do that one.
> > > 
> > > very very interesting and i would like to thank everyone for giving 
> > > feedback on their devices and how they manage.
> > > 
> > > i understand in september or early october the big update will be 
> > > hear on the touch thereby being able to edit brf doccs and have the 
> > > knfb reader it's catching up but again it's the price for me.
> > > 
> > > all very very interesting and at least now a days we have the choice. 
> > > 
> > > if only the el-braille could be used with the braille device at #895 
> > > i would buy one later today.
> > > 
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Steve Nutt  <steve at comproom.co.uk>
> > > To: "'Bcab Discussion List'"  <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> > > Date: Thursday, 4 August 2016 9.52 am
> > > Subject: Re: [BCAB] Notetaker Opinions
> > > 
> > 0was
> > 0was
> > 0was Hi John,
> > 0was
> > 0was It's hard to say, because there are too many factors.  It depends 
> > on 0was how accessible the web site for booking is in the first place.
> > 0was
> > 0was But potentially yes, you could do it with the Samsung tablet, 
> > which 0was is #149, not #169.  You'll have an even better chance, once 
> > Chrome 50 0was goes
> > > public.
> > 0was
> > 0was I actually think web browsing for me is better now on Android than
> iOS.
> > 0was Android doesn't jump about so much.  But I am using Chrome Beta 
> > and 0was you can too.
> > 0was
> > 0was All the bes
> > 0was T
> > 0was Steve
> > 0was
> > 0was -----Original Message-----
> > 0was From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of 
> > john 0was gallagher 0was Sent: 04 August 2016 09.36 0was To: 
> > bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk 0was Subject: Re: [BCAB] Notetaker Opinions 
> > 0was 0was today i had to book an appointment to see a doctor. over the 
> > phone 0was its not possible you have to do it online.
> > 0was
> > 0was online with the pc it is just about possible to do it using 
> > window 0was eyes jaws or nvda. but, big question could i do this using 
> > an ethesys 0was 12 say with the new tablet at #169. or could i do this 
> > with a braille 0was note touch or even the el-braille.
> > 0was
> > 0was i must say with android i have always struggled with using the
> internet. 
> > 0was
> > 0was next task is i must send out an invoice to a church where i tuned 
> > 2
> > > pianos.
> > 0was so, i can use my u 2 but then to print i have to put the doc on 
> > the 0was pc to print it.
> > 0was
> > 0was or, i can use a braille display at #895 connected to the pc 0was 
> > 0was or i could use the el-braille or a braille note touch.
> > 0was
> > 0was which way to go. 
> > 0was
> > 0was it is very difficult to make the correct choice. 
> > 0was
> > 0was
> > 0was
> > 0was ----- Original Message -----
> > 0was From: Steve Nutt  <steve at comproom.co.uk> 0was To: "'Bcab 
> > Discussion List'"  <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk> 0was Date: Thursday, 4 
> > August 2016 8.55 am 0was Subject: Re: [BCAB] Notetaker Opinions 0was
> > >>> 
> > >>> 
> > >>> Hi Paula,
> > >>> 
> > >>> Yep there are many Braille displays that are not good at staying 
> > >>> connected, but Esys sure does.
> > >>> 
> > >>> All the best
> > >>> 
> > >>> Steve
> > >>> 
> > >>> -----Original Message-----
> > >>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of 
> > >>> Paula Pinder
> > >>> Sent: 03 August 2016 17.07
> > >>> To: 'Bcab Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> > >>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Notetaker Opinions
> > >>> 
> > >>> Thanks Steve. I love the quality of the braille and it always 
> > >>> stays connected.
> > >>> 
> > >>> Best wishes
> > >>> 
> > >>> Paula
> > >>> 
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