[bct] Re: Braille display

  • From: "M. Dimitt" <jamdim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 09:07:02 -0700

Mary:
So would you say the Power Braille is pretty durable? And also, can you hook 
the Braille Lite 40 to the computer to serve as a braille display?
Thanks, Jamie
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mary Emerson 
  To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 8:58 AM
  Subject: [bct] Re: Braille display


  Jamie,

  I had a powerbraille 40 display for a half dozen years or so, and actually 
had one at home and one at work, but wore them both out to where the dots 
weren't worth replacing. Before that I used a Navigator 6-dot 40-cell display 
and had one at home and one at work; I have a Navigator that still works, and 
it will function adequately with Jaws although, since it doesn't have dots 7 
and 8, you can't tell where the cursor is; nor cqan you get the braille cells 
to vibrate to indicate upper case. There are also no routing buttons on it to 
enable you to position the braille cursor at a particular cell. I currently 
have two Pac Mate braille displays and use one with the PC and the other with 
the pac mate when the need arises; I used to use that one at work till 
retirement last August. I also had a braille lite 18, and that finally bit the 
dust so now have a braille lite M40 which I love and hope it lasts a very long 
time.

  I get a bit annoyed with companies that only produce 32-cell displays or 
20-cell displays since the standard web braille format for NLS books and 
magazines is 40-character lines. But that's just me; it doesn't reflect my 
feelings toward the companies who make such an effort to create braille devices.

  Mary 
  Mary Emerson
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