[access-uk] Re: braille embossers

Hi Brian

You can use WinBraille, which is free, but I don't recommend it.  Your best bet 
is to use either Duxbury or Braille Maker.  Admittedly these programs are not 
cheap, but if you want good Braille, that's your way forward.  Both these 
programs would also support your Basic S.


Jackie Cairns
 Braille Specialist
 Email: Jackie.Cairns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 Sight and Sound Technology Ltd
 Welton House North Wing
 Summerhouse Road
 Moulton Park
 Northampton
 NN3 6WD
 Telephone: 01604 798024
 Fax: 01604 798090   
 Web: www.sightandsound.co.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
brian williams
Sent: 05 July 2009 19:50
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: braille embossers

Hi Chris
Unfortunately i got the embosser second-hand and uit had no disks.
Brian
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Hallsworth" <christopherh40@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, July 05, 2009 12:03 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: braille embossers


> Your embosser should have come with a CD with a free copy of WinBraille, a 
> word processor/Braille translator/printer driver.
>
> --
> Chris Hallsworth
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "brian williams" <firstup@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, July 05, 2009 11:55 AM
> Subject: [access-uk] braille embossers
>
>
> Hi
> I have obtained a Basic S embosser. I am using Windows xp pro. Is there a 
> free program I can use to produce braille printout of text files?
> Brian
>  ----- Original Message ----- 
>  From: Marie Baisez
>  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>  Sent: Sunday, July 05, 2009 8:53 AM
>  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Barclay's connect card PIN advice
>
>
>  Good idea! I managed to talk to someone as I said in a previous message, 
> they promised I would have the scratch and read version within 5 working 
> days and the Braille version very soon after that. Will let you know what 
> happens.
>  Marie
>    ----- Original Message ----- 
>    From: Carol Pearson
>    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>    Sent: Saturday, July 04, 2009 2:47 PM
>    Subject: [access-uk] Re: Barclay's connect card PIN advice
>
>
>    Marie,
>
>    Perhaps you didn't see my original message ... but I was certainly told 
> it would take a month.
>
>    I think, as you are over that month, you should certainly speak to them 
> some more.
>
>    I still haven't got my urgent replacement and won't hold my breath for 
> the promised date of Tuesday next week ...
>
>    Let me know when your situation is resolved.
>
>    I am beginning to think that maybe "In Touch" should carry a feature 
> about accessibility of bank accounts etc ... so may talk to them.
>
>    --
>    Carol
>    carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>    ---- Original Message ----
>    From: Marie Baisez
>    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>    Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 10:09 PM
>    Subject: [access-uk] Re: Barclay's connect card PIN advice
>
>    > Can anyone say if they managed to get their PIN number
>    > from Barclay's sent to them in Braille and if so, how
>    > long it took from the date of their request? and from
>    > experience, where should I go from here, the code is
>    > apparently now unreadable on the print version because
>    > the lady who tried to read it for me didn't understand
>    > the instructions correctly.
>    > How much longer do I wait for the PIN in Braille? where
>    > do I phone from here to ask for a new one to be sent if
>    > that's what I have to do, and, if I get a new one, and
>    > then, the Braille one turns up, how do I know which PIN
>    > is the right one?
>    > Thought Barclay's employed lots of V I Ps, hope someone
>    > can help.
>    > Thanks in advance.
>    > Marie
>    > ----- Original Message -----
>    > From: Carol Pearson
>    > To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>    > Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 10:15 PM
>    > Subject: [access-uk] Re: Barclay's connect card PIN advice
>    >
>    >
>    > Interesting, Richard.  Well, you tried.
>    >
>    > I'm told I have to take my complaint all the way up to
>    > the top of Barclays before I can contact the ombudsman,
>    > whoever that is these days.  ...  I don't have the
>    > stamina to do that these days so it will have to stay
>    > dead in the water, I guess.
>    >
>    > --
>    > Carol
>    > carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>    >
>    > ---- Original Message ----
>    > From: Richard Godfrey-McKay
>    > To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>    > Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 9:01 PM
>    > Subject: [access-uk] Re: Barclay's connect card PIN advice
>    >
>    > > I took HBOS to the Financial Ombudsman service over
>    > > their failure to send pin in any accessible format.
>    > > Got £150 award, but the Ombudsman didn't have the power
>    > > to tell the bank how to run its service.  So I didn't
>    > > really make much progress.  At least Barclays do
>    > > something!!
>    > >
>    > > Richard Godfrey-McKay
>    > >
>    > > Tel: (01738) 445 880
>    > >
>    > > Mobile: 07791-452593
>    > >
>    > >
>    > >
>    > >
>    > >
>    > > From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>    > > [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Carol
>    > > Pearson
>    > > Sent: 02 July 2009 20:56
>    > > To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>    > > Subject: [access-uk] Re: Barclay's connect card PIN
>    > > advice
>    > >
>    > >
>    > > Hi Marie,
>    > >
>    > > Well, having had a real saga with Barclays over the past
>    > > two months plus, it seems that Barclays say it takes a
>    > > month to get this code brailled.  I think this is
>    > > outrageous and, if I have enough stamina to take this
>    > > further (having wasted hours and hours over my situation
>    > > of being locked out and having had to go to the bank to
>    > > do many payments) I'll be saying something;  but the
>    > > truth is I'm dead beat with it all and think I don't
>    > > want anything more than access to my account right now!
>    > >
>    > > Incidentally, having waited so long and things going
>    > > wrong their end again, I have now been promised my code
>    > > in braille in five working days ... I'm not daring to
>    > > hold my breath, mind you!  I asked if my bank could
>    > > receive my pin for me and that I could be given the
>    > > number this way, but I never got a "thumbs up" on that
>    > > one.
>    > >
>    > > I'm not sure of the best number for you to call from
>    > > France.  The first couple of times my pin was ordered,
>    > > these orders were not put through.
>    > >
>    > > What do others think about the timeliness of braille
>    > > pins at Barclays?  How does this compare with other
>    > > banks, by the way?
>    > >
>    > > --
>    > > Carol
>    > > carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>    > >
>    > >
>    > >
>    > > ---- Original Message ----
>    > > From: Marie Baisez
>    > > To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>    > > Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 1:00 PM
>    > > Subject: [access-uk] Barclay's connect card PIN advice
>    > >
>    > > > Hi all, when I got my new connect card last year, the
>    > > > person who read the PIN that was sent to me couldn't
>    > > > see very well, and found it difficult to read the
>    > > > numbers that are supposed to appear on the paper when
>    > > > scratched,when I was in the UK in May, I found out I'd
>    > > > been given an incorrect number.
>    > > > I asked for a new PIN at my branch of Barclay's and
>    > > > was assured I would receive the code in print and in
>    > > > Braille. This was 6 weeks ago now. The difficult to
>    > > > read print arrived without delay but the Braille
>    > > > version has not arrived to date.
>    > > > Asked a fully sighted person to scratch and read the
>    > > > print to-day, unfortunately she scratched the wrong
>    > > > part of the paper and made the code disappear.
>    > > >
>    > > > now my questions: 1 How long should I expect to have
>    > > > to wait for the Braille version of a PIN number? 2 Is
>    > > > there a number, not a premium or 0800 number I can
>    > > > call from France to help me sort this out? 3 How do
>    > > > you all manage with these scratch and read things
>    > > > when you can't see printed material? Any tips
>    > > > welcomed.
>    > > >
>    > > > Marie
>    > >
>    > >
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