I, too, never really could use a slate and stylus due to motor coordination.
I was in a "support group" several years ago that was run by a blind
psychologist, and we were all forced to use a slate and stylus even if we
either couldn't or didn't want to. That group has since fallen by the
wayside. It was actually far from any support group I've ever heard of,
because we were strictly prohibited from discussing issues related to
blindness. I suppose on the one hand though, it was sort of a support group,
because we all encouraged one another to keep on trying the activities.
----- Original Message ----- From: "beth" <fb-oe@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, 05 February, 2006 12:41 PM
Subject: [bct] School
Re note taking with Brailler or slate: Some people--like yours truly--could
never get the hang of using a stylus and it was way too painful on my hands.
Using a Brailler in class would have been too noisy. So, I used a tape
recorder, then transcribed the notes into Braille later. Now, of course, a
laptop would be just the thing--or a PDA. Beth
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