[BCAB] Portable Braille Display Recommendations

Steve Nutt steve at comproom.co.uk
Wed Aug 10 15:01:27 BST 2016


Wow, you can buy an Esys 80 for that price.

All the best

Steve

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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Panagiotis
Antonopoulos
Sent: 10 August 2016 13:34
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Portable Braille Display Recommendations

I bought mine back in 2011 for eur6.900. It was a lot of money but worth it,
both thanks to the device, and the attendance I have received from my Greek
leader. However, maybe, it might be cheaper in the UK, or Germany. This is
something I do not know.
                Takis

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From: Mel Griffiths
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 3:28 PM
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Portable Braille Display Recommendations

Hi Takis,

Thank you for that suggestion. However, cost will be a contributing factor
but also, I'm looking for something smaller than a 40 character display and
really don't need or want the clock, calendar etc. The ATC does sound very
useful though.

Mel
-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Panagiotis
Antonopoulos
Sent: 10 August 2016 13:23
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Portable Braille Display Recommendations

Hi Mel/all,
If cost is not a major issue, then I would strongly recommend Active Braille
from Handytec. The advantage of it is that you can not only use it as a
display, but you can store or write files in it, of course like many other
such devices, and take it with you. It also has things like remindersw,
clock and calculator, as well as an application for music which I have not
used and I therefore, decline to comment on usability. But the most
important thing is a feature called Automatic Touch Cursor I think, ATC
stands for the application, which means that, once you have taken your
finger to the far edge of the display, be it right or left, depending how
you have set it, the braille screen moves automatically to the next section,
or line. Even if this does not succeed, you are quickly able to mend the
situation. I find this very useful when reading papers on conferences, but
also when I have to mark essays, as it saves some time. I do not think the
Active Braille works with Ios applications though.
                Hope this is of help,
                Takis

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From: Mel Griffiths
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:44 PM
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: [BCAB] Portable Braille Display Recommendations

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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