[access-uk] Re: which braille display?
- From: "Griffiths, Steve" <Steve.Griffiths@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 16:47:37 -0000
Adrian, The RNIB website at www.rnib.org.uk/technology has a link to "Technology Information sheets" and then "using a computer without vision" which has a section on displays, including some very basic information about relative features, costs and suppliers. Unfortunately these information sheets are as thorough as they once were - they don't mention the EuroBraille that Computer Room Services do, for example, and there may be other errors/omissions - but I think it gets most of them. We (RNIB's access technology support unit) get consistently good reports from Brailliant users, although I don't know anyone who's using one wirelessly. Steve -----Original Message----- From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Adrian Higginbotham Sent: 04 February 2009 12:08 To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [access-uk] which braille display? Hi all: My powerbraille 80 is getting a bit war damaged so before I get it serviced I'm doing a bit of a trawl of the Braille display market to see what's around, and considering if it's time to update. What is good at present? If I'm going to get a new one I would want to get something portable so 30 to 40 characters, probably with wireless connection, and that works well and reliably with Jaws. I don't need a portable notetaker or the ability to input Braille from the display although the capacity to take very shord notes on an instant on device does have some appeal. Price isn't too important although I would want to feel the product was decent value for money for it's quality and performance. Some of the handytech range seem to fit the bill but if the website is to be believed there is only one UK supplier. And the latest alvas looked good when I had some chance to use them last year but I don't think there is any uk supplier of these. What do you use, what is good and bad about it, and who supplies it? Or, if you're a supplier, what would you recommend and why, and how can I try the product out. Off list at Adrian.higginbotham@xxxxxxxxxxxx if you prefer especially as such commercial detail might be considered as advertising if posted to the list. Thanks. Adrian Higginbotham, Manager, Leading edge research Tel: Direct dial 024 7679 7333 - Becta switchboard 02476-416994 Email: Adrian.Higginbotham@xxxxxxxxxxxx Web: http://www.becta.org.uk/ <http://www.becta.org.uk/> BECTA, Millburn Hill Road, Science Park, Coventry, CV4 7JJ Click here <https://www.mailcontrol.com/sr/wQw0zmjPoHdJTZGyOCrrhg== x91ZXWMNcSVCvkHifvJNIUrLBuLZZv0!rLagvJyt6ermNw==> to report this email as spam. -- DISCLAIMER: NOTICE: The information contained in this email and any attachments is confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient you should not use, disclose, distribute or copy any of the content of it or of any attachment; you are requested to notify the sender immediately of your receipt of the email and then to delete it and any attachments from your system. RNIB endeavours to ensure that emails and any attachments generated by its staff are free from viruses or other contaminants. However, it cannot accept any responsibility for any such which are transmitted. We therefore recommend you scan all attachments. Please note that the statements and views expressed in this email and any attachments are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RNIB. RNIB Registered Charity Number: 226227 Website: http://www.rnib.org.uk This message has been scanned for viruses by Websense Hosted Security - http://www.websense.com/content/HostedEmailSecurity.aspx ** To leave the list, click on the immediately-following link:- ** [mailto:access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=unsubscribe] ** If this link doesn't work then send a message to: ** access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ** and in the Subject line type ** unsubscribe ** For other list commands such as vacation mode, click on the ** immediately-following link:- ** [mailto:access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=faq] ** or send a message, to ** access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the Subject:- faq
- [access-uk] which braille display?
- From: Adrian Higginbotham
- [access-uk] which braille display?