[BCAB] Notetaker Opinions

Steve Nutt steve at comproom.co.uk
Fri Aug 5 10:24:56 BST 2016


Adrian,

No, Humanware I believe, are giving a discount for any competing product.
So PacMate would be one of them.

All the best

Steve

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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Adrian
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Sent: 05 August 2016 00:09
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Cc: Adrian Picton <adrian.picton at yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Notetaker Opinions

Hi John,

Did you say Humanware were giving a discount on the Braillenote Touch for
Pac Mate users? Surely not as the Pac Mate is a freedom Scientific product.
Humanware would give a discount on the Apex. If anyone gave a discount for
Pac Mate users it would be Freedom Scientific, but it would appear that the
ElBraille is actually not made by them either, although the Focus Blue which
goes with it is.

Whilst you couldn't use the Esys with the Elbraille for £875 you could buy a
Focus Blue for £1,075.

Cheers,

Adrian.

-----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

>
>
> Hi John,
> 
> It's hard to say, because there are too many factors.  It depends on 
> how accessible the web site for booking is in the first place.
> 
> But potentially yes, you could do it with the Samsung tablet, which is 
> #149, not #169.  You'll have an even better chance, once Chrome 50 
> goes
public.
> 
> I actually think web browsing for me is better now on Android than iOS.
> Android doesn't jump about so much.  But I am using Chrome Beta and 
> you can too.
> 
> All the bes
> T
> Steve
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of john 
> gallagher
> Sent: 04 August 2016 09.36
> To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Notetaker Opinions
> 
> today i had to book an appointment to see a doctor. over the phone its 
> not possible you have to do it online.
> 
> online with the pc it is just about possible to do it using window 
> eyes jaws or nvda. but, big question could i do this using an ethesys
> 12 say with the new tablet at #169. or could i do this with a braille 
> note touch or even the el-braille.
> 
> i must say with android i have always struggled with using the internet. 
> 
> next task is i must send out an invoice to a church where i tuned 2
pianos.
> so, i can use my u 2 but then to print i have to put the doc on the pc 
> to print it.
> 
> or, i can use a braille display at #895 connected to the pc
> 
> or i could use the el-braille or a braille note touch. 
> 
> which way to go. 
> 
> it is very difficult to make the correct choice. 
> 
>   
> 
> ----- 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 8.55 am
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Notetaker Opinions
> 
> >
> >
> > 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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