Re: 6 dot braille label maker
In your case, that may be considered reasonable and other forms might not. I don't know that much about how the law is interpreted or written. But the message I responded to was making a blanket statement about reasonable accomodation, which is not correct.
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I think it is a reasonable accommodation as I am considered partially deaf blind and I do not get a lot of things threw audio. One of the reasons I was given a electronic braille labeler was because I have mussel weakness and needed a way to use braille. It was noted that, I do not use audio so I needed away to have braille as an alternative instead of say, a pen labeler that uses audio or the hand held labeler which my mussel weakness prevents me from using. I cant use that stupid prescription audio thing, I have to label all my stuff by hand! So knowing this, how can I be given a medical device, as they coded it, without braille! Is that not why the social security was ordered to provide letters in braille format! I think it falls under the same thing. Heather
I doubt any law mandates that something be made accessible in that specific a way. If it is accessible because a document is given that you can use, PDF or otherwise, even an audio file, I think that would satisfy the law.
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Well, I was given this device by my insureance provider threw mobility and seating. They purchased it from a rehav place which know one has bothered to tell me wich one. So I called Logan tec up in Dallas who wanted to send me to a site to download the pdf file. I insisted I get a embossed braille coppy. They are the original makers of the device which is currently sitting on my desk till I get the manual for it. I can only turn it on but, that is all I know how to do. I know what the different parts are but, do not know how to operate it. I am still waiting for my insureance to tell me where exactly they purchased the device from. I hope to get my manual tomorrow. I was thinking, if they bought a device under the medical laws, does the section508 law apply. I was not given materials in my format when I received it. I will not bother my NFB chapter about this, do not think they would care here, sie! Cheers Heather
I agree! When our nfb chapter meets next month, I will bring this
up for discussion. Braille will never die! We will not let it.
It is the quickest way for us. It is faster than speech if you
already know it. You should not have to open an app and aim a
camera that may not read it. I was not aware that Roger can
braille the manual for his items. But I am very happy with
Roger. He puts the serial number in braille on the box. He
works harder than HumanWare. But if these agencies claim that
they sell products for us, then they should follow through and
not do half their job. The product should definitely come with a
braille manual and serial number. Thank you.