Re: Braille, how many use it?


As long as braille  output  devices remain out of reach braille will decline in use.

Its important you are right, to your generation and to mine, but I see the time when it will be replaced if we don't watch it.

Even writing styles are changing, we need to make sure that doesn't die to.

Typing is faster than brailling, its faster than writing.

And while the sighted may need to write from time to time.

I can't imagine brailling on my heavy aquard brailler when I can use a computer.

As well as that braille units just braille mostly and no more.

Having used the computer I want to run all my programs, email, cloud, torrents, music, games, and what I want without specialised and limited software.

If we can get more displays on android, apple, windows 10 full, etc then I am all for that.

But not on its own.

I want to be normal as I can.

Spaciffic solutions are fine for the blind up to a point.

However even with the latest smart phones, keynote devices, etc there are still some limits.

On 4/10/2017 2:29 a.m., Nevzat Adil wrote:
Braille is as important to a blind person as print is to someone who
can see. I do not see any sighted person saying they should give up
print because of technology. I am glad NVDA developers are working on
making it braille friendly. The fact that braille displays are too
expensive should not discourage learning braille as prices are bound
to come down and many get those devices the government or private
programs, anyway.

On 10/3/17, Robert Mendoza <> wrote:
Lucky of those who has a braille display, cause here it is very
expensive and you need to buy it online or rather to pre-order to the
selected store. So I simply used the ordinary keyboard.

Robert Mendoza

On 10/3/2017 5:41 AM, Adriani Botez wrote:
In Germany they are also bein paid by ministery of labor or by the health
insurance company. And very often is being individually judged if the
gets the device paid or not. It depends on the time period since last
payment or on how well tested is the technical features of the device.

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Betreff: Re: [nvda] Braille, how many use it?

I agree. Luckily, the National Health Service here in Italy gives us
displays, either totally paid by the National Health Service itself, or
partly - depending on the cost of the device.

I used an Optacon before the advent of braille displays, and still do,
on paper and ereaders; no longer on a pc screen, due to uncomfortable
position of my workstation.

I couldn't live without braille! I switched to NVDA only once braille
support was introduced.



Il 03/10/2017 13:41, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io ha scritto:
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.
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