Pamela Dominguez

When did LS&S become the braille superstore? I don't ever remember it being that. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Vicky Vaughan
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 9:39 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk]

Anyone who is thinking about buying anything from LS&S also known as The
Braille Super Store, needs to be absolutely that what they are ordering is
exactly what they want. The reason I say this, is they do not do any
refunds, if you find that it doesn't suit you. Only when there is something
physically wrong with the product, will you get your money back.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk]

Hi all,

ILA, or Independent Living Aids is a legitimate and well regarded
company. It used to be owned by Ann Tate. It has recently merged with
LS&S. I wouldn't purchase from anywhere else if I were looking for
clocks, watches and other such things. For Braille stuff, they are
good, but I like the Braille Super Store. I don't like Maxie Aids
because they have had a checkered past including Braille-writers
purchased at a reduced price meant for overseas, and reselling them at
the normal american market price. I'd purchase there if I had to, but
only if I couldn't find the item anywhere else.

Caveat! All three of these places have a bad habit of sending out
items without either Braille or audio instructions. For example, NYSCB
purchased a talking calculator for my student and I had to get sighted
help to label the buttons on it because they were all the same size and
shape and naturally, the thing came with print instructions.

I don't understand the logic, I really don't, which drives these places
to sell items for the blind, to the blind, and then, doesn't include
instructions in alternative media. It's the kind of thing that
prompted the robot on Star Trek to ask:

Illogical, illogical, Norman please explain. Illogical, illogical,
humans can explain everything ...

I guess I must be dumb, but when I look at this problem, it seems like
a no-brainer. If you send out an item that is meant for someone who is
blind or visually impaired, the inclusion of instructions on a CD or in
Braille would seem to be called for. <smiling sardonically> I had a
dear friend who opined that he didn't know why it was called Common
Sense because he couldn't find much of it.

So, if you purchase anything from these folks, ask in a firm, clear and
unequivical voice for Braille or audio instructions.

Ann P.

Ann K. Parsons
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