Re: 6 dot braille label maker
First, you made a general statement in your previous message, not applying to this situation, specifically. They may be breaking the law in this specific instance.
Second, you are making general statements that are unsupportable because they are general where such generalizations can't correctly be made. Braille is and will always be the best way to look something up? What kind of Braille, paper Braille or computer Braille. No sighted person would say that a print book is anywhere near as efficient to look something up with as a word processor document or a web page or an Internet search.
With Braille, just as with print, the point is what you use to look something up, not whether it is Braille or print. You can read the results using a Braille display with a computer or listen with speech. They are both fast and there is little, difference, there may be a slight difference at times, such as checking the spelling of a word if you are checking the spelling to learn it for yourself. It may be faster often, to use a Braille display for this purpose.
But you simply can't maintain that paper Braille can compare in efficiency even remotely, to using a computer.
Obviously, the serial number should be in Braille. Braille should be available for those who want it. You don't know how many people want it and a company can, rightly, make this optional if they tell people that Braille is available. its obviously cheaper to have material available in a computer document. I used the example of an audio file not because it is the desirable format, but to demonstrate that the law isn't dictatorial or specific. Reasonable is the important word. and reasonable doesn't dictate how something id done, other than that it is reasonable.
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Heather is right if you can't use audio then yes they do have to provide braille they just don't want to comply with the ada they just want to take the easy out because they are lazy and don't care how would they feel if one day they find themselves blind and they can't get braille. For us it's always just use audio or go on line but the sighted have print but we are denied the writen word when braille is the best sulution for blind people. Just try to look somthing up on an audio cd or find it on line. Lets not forget that some people don't have unlimited data if they do have internet. There is just not only one sulution that is best for everyone but to them there is. Braille is and will always be the best way to look somthing up just as sighted people use print. Try telling sighted people to just use audio or go on line. Not everyone has on line access. aAny company that sells products for the blind and refuses to provide braille should be ashamed of themselves and should be forced to by law.
On 2/13/2020 2:24 PM, heather albright wrote: