[bksvol-discuss] Re: Of screenreaders and other talking tech for validation

Thanks, Sarah, and all who gave feedback.  I won't be attending any fancy
conferences.  I can spend that money to help buy whatever I decide on.

So it looks like visiting the websites.  Do you have to join NFB to get the
Braille Monitor?  I have seen copies of someone else's and it is a good
place for info.

Many thanks to all.  I shall go do my research.  <smile>


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sarah Van Oosterwijck" <curiousentity@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 1:51 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Of screenreaders and other talking tech for
validation


You ask a difficult question.  The best way to get an answer to it would be
to go to a conference or organization that can show you the different
options available and let you test them for yourself.  I think a lot of
people have the braille note because it was the first really nice braille
note taker to come out.  Now there are other good ones, and it is really
what you want to do with it that determines which is the best for you.

If you want it to function a lot like your computer the braille note is not
the best, but i think it is really easy to learn how to use, and also might
have the best arrangement for simply reading and dealing with braille.

The other popular note taker is freedom scientific's pack mate.  It has more
software I think, and acts a bit like JAWS and your computer, but of course
being braille oriented and being a pocket PC it is different.  I also saw
something really neat and cheeper than the braille note at the Closing the
Gap conference this October.  It is a new braille note taker made by a
company in Korea, and it seemed to have the most features for the price.  If
you would really like to know more about it I can probably dig out the
information and send it to you later today.

If you ever want to have a GPS system as well as a note taker the braille
note is currently the only one to offer that feature, for an extra price of
course. :-)

The Internet is the second best place to look for information.  Go to each
notetaker's web site and review the list of features and the product
discription.  Look to see if there are recent reviews of the products in the
access world or braille monitor magazines.


Sarah Van Oosterwijck
http://home.earthlink.net/~netentity/

----- Original Message -----
From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 12:04 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Of screenreaders and other talking tech for
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>
> I have been thinking of buying one of the new notetakers  so I can read
> anywhere...  Is Braillenote the favored one??  I am not arguing, just
> wanting to know.
>
> Sue
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Guido Corona" <guidoc@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 10:31 AM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Of screenreaders and other talking tech for
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> Gisela,  if you use a BrailleNote pls ensure that the files you generate
> are not truncated when moving back to your PC and you do not lose page
> breaks.  Also ensure that long  dashes are not lost,  nor replace by
> single or by pair of short dashes.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Guido
>
>
> Guido D. Corona
> IBM Accessibility Center,  Austin Tx.
> IBM Research,
> Phone:  (512) 838-9735
> Email: guidoc@xxxxxxxxxxx
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> Visit my weekly Accessibility WebLog at:
> http://www-3.ibm.com/able/weblog/corona_weblog.html
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> "Gisela Vazquez" <gvazquez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> I use a screen reader so down near the bottom is good enough. I have found
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> I have a question for any totally blind people around.  Has anyone used a
> braillenote to validate a file?  Do you all think there would be a problem
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