[nfbwatlk] Fw: Awesome new input method for blind iPad andiPhone users: brailletouch

Kaye Kipp kkipp123 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 17:53:10 CST 2013


Well that's what I thought.  I just thought I'd pass it on.

Kaye
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From: "Mike Freeman" <k7uij at panix.com>
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Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Fw: Awesome new input method for blind iPad 
andiPhone users: brailletouch


> Sounds to me awkward at best. You'd need to use the i-device two-handed 
> and
> a good bit of the time, I'm using my iPhone one-handed.
>
> Mike Freeman
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> users: brailletouch
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> From: "Adrienne Fernandez" <Adrienne.Fernandez at wssb.wa.gov>
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> Sent: Monday, February 04, 2013 6:07 PM
> Subject: FW: Awesome new input method for blind iPad and iPhone users:
> brailletouch
>
>
> Sharing this information from our very own Zach Latin. Please pass it on 
> to
> anyone who may benefit
> A
>
> From: Zach Lattin
> Sent: Monday, February 04, 2013 8:38 AM
> To: On Campus Staff
> Subject: Awesome new input method for blind iPad and iPhone users:
> brailletouch
>
> Hi all!
>
> I don't usually write messages like this, but this weekend I discovered an
> iPhone/iPad app that changed the way I use the device: brailletouch.
>
> Braille Touch allows you to input text with braille on the touchscreen of
> your device, with six fingers as if it were a brailler, Braillenote, or
> similar device.  A big problem for visually impaired I-device users is the
> on-screen keyboard; there is honestly no way that a blind person can use 
> the
>
> built-in touch-screen keyboard as quickly and efficiently as a sighted
> person because there is no way to touch-type.  With the functionality that
> Braille Touch brings to IOS, I can type much much faster.
>
> There is still no grade 2 support, and do to design constraints in the OS,
> it can't work as a substitute for the onscreen keyboard, but the app does
> support copying and pasting text you have written with it and integration
> with e-mail and text messaging.  Even with these drawbacks, it's one of 
> the
> most innovative apps I've used.  Now, I can type almost as quickly as 
> Cindy
> Varley taking notes on her iPad during Dean's State-of-the-School 
> meetings!
>
> You can find out more at
> www.brailletouchapp.com<http://www.brailletouchapp.com>
>
> Tell me what you think, and happy brailling!
> --Zach
>
>
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