Re: Braille, how many use it?

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Yes too many cooks I feel. The only way forward I think is to buy it on the never never and hope to get a grant toward it when all the pen pushers have got their acts together.

Everyone is frustrated, its the English way.
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From: "Damien Sykes-Lindley" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 3:06 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Braille, how many use it?

I don't see anyone saying that we should give up braille for technology. That seemed to happen naturally in my case because I had no need to read it, so I never did. Only recently when trying to play a game I realised just how screwed my braille skills actually are.
In fact, I totally agree that braille would be better in some areas of work, programming and large calculations being two such areas. On the other hand, try asking for a disability/assistive technology grant over here and see if you can break the record for the longest fight and largest number of letdowns... I've just about given up hope on both the government and the RNIB. Bleh.
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From: Nevzat Adil
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 2:29 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Braille, how many use it?

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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