[BCAB] Portable Braille Display Recommendations

Mel Griffiths melgriffiths at virginmedia.com
Wed Aug 10 13:19:54 BST 2016


Very interesting, thank you Sean. I had no idea such an animal existed. That
would possibly be ideal for me. Do you know which models or suppliers I
should be looking at?

	Mel

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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Sean Randall
Sent: 10 August 2016 13:14
To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Portable Braille Display Recommendations

The advantage of something like the Esys over the Focus, surely, is that you
can have the words stored on the display itself?  Thus avoiding the need to
link to a second device via Bluetooth, with all the attendant battery
concerns, being interrupted by notifications and so forth?

If I were in the market for a display at the moment I think I'd try my
hardest to get one that could use a card, flash drive or other storage
system.

Just my £0.02 worth!
S.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016. 01:09 PM 
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Portable Braille Display Recommendations

Hi,

I also do similar, with the EuroBraille Esys 12.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Terry
clasper
Sent: 10 August 2016 12:55
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Portable Braille Display Recommendations

HI Mel.
Yes, I do exactly this, using accessNote and a focus 14 Braille display.

The current generation focus has a really nice braille input keyboard, and
around 20 hours battery life.
the combination works perfectly for me for accessing documents and making
notes on the move.

> On 10 Aug 2016, at 12:44, Mel Griffiths <melgriffiths at virginmedia.com>
wrote:
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> 
> 
> I sing in a choir and have to read a substantial amount of Braille as 
> our repertoire is very large. At present I lug huge folders around 
> with me but would like to have a more portable solution. I'm thinking 
> of storing my files on an iOS device and using a portable display.
> 
> 
> 
> Is anyone using a similar solution and do you have any recommendations 
> for a display or even a storage solution? I'm thinking Access Note 
> might be all I need for storage as I can use text files to keep the size
of them down.
> 
> I look forward to hearing your suggestions.
> 
> 
> 
> Mel
> 
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