Re: Braille, how many use it?


erik burggraaf <erik@...>
 

Braille display prices have dropped by hhalf over the past 10 years. Still expensive, but not a diar case.

Braille display technology hasn't changed substantially in 30 years. Manufacturing costs are down, especially on devices manufactured in industrial countries like China. Government funding is under heavy attack. Plus, the rise of mobile has lead to the true emergence of low cost small displays. It's becoming common for a braille user to have a 40 cell display ffor their computer and a 14 or 16 cell for their mobile device. And we're still not paying what we did 10 years ago.

This may not be a comfort to you if you have no money and no recourse at all to get a braille display, but things are getting better.

Best,

Erik

On October 3, 2017 9:15:43 AM "Damien Sykes-Lindley" <damien@...> wrote:

Hi,
Braille displays are super expensive. So expensive, in fact, that I'm
surprised they're still on the market!
As for me, very naughty me, especially being total, I haven't touched
Braille in ten years. Consequently, I've forgotten most of it! I'm a speech
user all the way.
Cheers.
Damien.
-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Nutt
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 2:04 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Braille, how many use it?

Hi,

I wouldn't be without Braille personally. You can only tell so much with
speech, unless you turn on formatting and all that jazz.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: 03 October 2017 12:42
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Subject: [nvda] Braille, how many use it?

Tis is just a question. I see a lot of work going on on the development
front to make these displays and the entering of the code more intuitive and
better.
I just wondered how many folk here can afford to use a Braille display on
their machines? Since the promised Orbit seems to be having issues getting
out of the factory, most of the other choices out there need a second
mortgage to buy them!

Just musing that was all.
Brian

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