On Oct 30, 2012, at 8:14 PM, Rebecca Ilniski wrote:
> I love this braille display. Am going to have to get me one when I can afford it. This method does work and I'm fluent in Braille. I love braille anyway I can get it.
> Rebecca and Zeb
> On Oct 30, 2012, at 4:37 PM, David Chittenden <dchitten...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I use the same display with my iPhone.
>> David Chittenden, MSc, MRCAA
>> On 31/10/2012, at 5:45, Cheryl Homiak <cahom...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I am using the Refreshabraille 18. I like its size: it's thick but small in length and width, from left to right it's about the size of the length of the iPhone 5 and from top to bottom it's maybe half the size of the length of the iPhone 5about as thick as a Victor Reader Stream, maybe a tiny bit thicker. Perkins style keys, square keys. Display at the top, router buttons a little way below, left-right buttons below that with an extra not raised button to use as a space bar if you flip it between these (You press the left and right controls simultaneously and then turn it around and then the braille display is closer to you and the keys are further away; doesn't actually physically move things around on the unit but just changes the display direction so turning it around makes what was right/left on the display left-right). Six keys with a blank place in between below this. Five way joystick in the middle below keys. Keys 7, space, and 8 below this. A unique usb jack because it's in the bottom left indented in so it can be hard to get the cable in though I've gotten used to it. I'm liking it; it's very sturdy and works fine but I can see that I would like more cells. But more cells would mean bigger from left to right and, more important, more cells with the quality I want would be more expensive. Ergonomically I kind of wish the panning buttons could be on the edges in line with the display but it might be hard to design that so you didn't accidentally press them. Typing feels a little cramped to me but when one is used to a braillelite 40 which is lots bigger and has long keys instead of a square one, they would feel cramped; I imagine i will get used to that. The one thing that takes some getting used to, not just with the refreshabraille but with reading braille, is the way selected text is marked and the way fields are marked when they aren't yet made editable; a little distracting but I am sure I'll get used to that also. If money didn't matter, I'd get a 40-cell and it would also be something with an sd card that could read files as a stand-alone. But since money is a factor, I'm very happy with my refreshabraille 18, having gotten it for slightly less because it was slightly-used. I was disappointed to find out that Aph had discontinued the case as I would like a case for it to live in and be used in in some situations but they say they are designing a new one.
>>> May the words of my mouth
>>> On Oct 30, 2012, at 11:02 AM, Andrew Lamanche <andrew.laman...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> May I ask which Braille display you are using and what your thoughts are on its performance?
>>>> Thank you
>>>>> Yes, that is what I do: try not to stop until I get to the end of the word and have put the punctuation on! My problem is that of course the six keys are smaller and closer together than say on a braille writer or even my old braillelite 40. i'm sure I will get used to this but right now it means that I make more mistakes even though I am a proficient braille writer. Then because I'm nervous about the expansion overtaking me, I probably make even more mistakes which results in either having to delete the whole word or inserting a letter sign so I can finish without a mess!
>>>>> May the words of my mouth
>>>>> On Oct 30, 2012, at 9:07 AM, Scott Howell <scottn3...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> I wonder if this is because of contracted Braille? I believe that is what I understood and using uncontracted Braille alleviates this problem.
>>>>>> On Oct 30, 2012, at 9:09 AM, Les Kriegler <kriegle...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> Hi Rebecca,
>>>>>>> What has worked for me is, using your example, type the word baseball immediately followed by the question mark and then wait until the word appears on your display. It takes a couple of seconds to appear, it's not immediate. If you type the word baseball and wait for it to appear, then you type the question mark symbol, it will be translated into his which is what you are seeing. It takes some getting used to but it works once you get the hang of it.
>>>>>>>> Hi all. When I'm typing on the braille display I am typing a word like baseball and then I type the question mark it comes out as baseballhis why does this happen? Is there anyway to fix this issue other than to keep backspacing and correcting it only to have to do it again? Thanks!
>>>>>>>> Rebecca and Zeb
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