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Re: braille me now for sale

Mich Verrier
 

Hi all I have herd the refreshing of the orbit and would be interested in hearing how the braille me refreshiss since I tend to agree with others that the orbit sounds very noizey for shure. From mich.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: June 20, 2018 2:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] braille me now for sale

 

Hi everyone:

Yes, it is definitely important to have a braille display that is quiet. Those of us who work with producing various forms of audio need a quiet braille display that won’t make annoying sounds while producing that audio. Others will want quiet braille displays so that they can read silently in various situations.

I am looking forward to observing how these low cost braille displays catch on with the blind community. I am also looking forward to observing how VFO and other companies that make products for the blind will respond to the production and popularity of low-cost braille displays. Will VFL and others lower their prices? It will be interesting to observe what they do.

Victor


On Jun 20, 2018, at 9:20 AM, Donald L. Roberts <donald.roberts99@...> wrote:

If this has already been mentioned, I apologize for duplicate info.

Regarding Braille Me, Mystic Access recently did a comparison of the Orbit 20 and Braille Me. Granted, the two demos purchased by Mystic Access were beta units, and firmware upgrades were pending at the time of the presentation, however the Braille Me was definitely not ready for prime time. This may well have changed because I cannot believe that National Braille Press would knowingly sell a poorly functioning unit. Also, the Mystic Access units were purchased directly from India.

I am assuming that the Braille Me problems have been resolved, but I just wanted to post a cautionary note.

Don Roberts

On 6/20/2018 8:33 AM, Rick Alfaro wrote:

Thanks Josh, great info. Please report back to us once you have had a chance to compare both displays side by side. A podcast or audio recording if you can do one would be awesome so we can hear both displays in action. I know the Orbit seems to be quite noisy so curious how it compares to the BrailleMe in that respect. Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

Best,

 

Rick Alfaro

 

 

Best,

 

Rick Alfaro

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:20 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] braille me now for sale

 

HI,

I was able to call national braille press and buy the new low cost braille me display. what is the difference between orbit reader20 and braille me? Below is a list.

The price: orbit20 costs $474 from american printing house for the blind that includes shipping. without shipping it is $449. Braille me costs $499 plus $16 shipping from national braille press. you have to call them and ask to purchase it so far.

refresh rate: orbit20 can take up to half a second or so to refresh its line of 8 dot 20 braille cells. braille me refreshes instantly just like the older piezoelectric displays.

cursor router buttons: orbit20 does not have cursor router buttons. braille me does in fact have cursor router buttons. So if you need a low cost braille device with cursor router buttons, go for braille me.

cursor: orbit20 shows its cursor with dots 7-8. braille me shows its cursor with either a full cell, dots 1-2-3-4-5-6. or by blinking the unused dots in the cell. like if you have the letter a with the cursor under it. dot 1 stays up, while dots 2-3-4-5-6 blink up and down.

files: braille me only accepts up to a 32gig sd card, only accept .txt brf and brl files. txt and brl files are editable. brf are read only. no size limit on read only brf files. 100kb size limit or about 1000 25 line line 40 cell braille page limit for braille me note taker for each file. but you can always make new editable brl files.

folders: orbit20 supports making new folders while braille me does not.

bookmarks: orbit20 lets you add your own bookmarks. braille me does not not yet but should be in a future update.

autoscroll: orbit20 does not have autoscroll, braille me does have this.

built in translator: orbit20 does not have a built in grade2 translator and back translator. braille me contains its own built in forward and back translators for multiple languages.

size: I hear braille me is a little bigger than orbit20 is... I am excited to try the braille me so i can compare it to the orbit20 and see which is my personal favorite. I bought my braille me a few hours ago and just got the UPS shipping notification an hour or so ago with the tracking number. So now we got two low cost displays out there. orbit20 and braille me.

Both orbit20 and braille me are great choices! Now you just have to ask yourself, which one do I want according to my personal needs? This is not to start a my display is better than your is, flame war on here… Its just to let you know hey braille me is out there, if you want it go call nbp and buy it. Nbp is national braille press.

 

Josh

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


Re: braille me now for sale

Victor
 

Hi everyone:

Yes, it is definitely important to have a braille display that is quiet. Those of us who work with producing various forms of audio need a quiet braille display that won’t make annoying sounds while producing that audio. Others will want quiet braille displays so that they can read silently in various situations.

I am looking forward to observing how these low cost braille displays catch on with the blind community. I am also looking forward to observing how VFO and other companies that make products for the blind will respond to the production and popularity of low-cost braille displays. Will VFL and others lower their prices? It will be interesting to observe what they do.

Victor


On Jun 20, 2018, at 9:20 AM, Donald L. Roberts <donald.roberts99@...> wrote:

If this has already been mentioned, I apologize for duplicate info.

Regarding Braille Me, Mystic Access recently did a comparison of the Orbit 20 and Braille Me. Granted, the two demos purchased by Mystic Access were beta units, and firmware upgrades were pending at the time of the presentation, however the Braille Me was definitely not ready for prime time. This may well have changed because I cannot believe that National Braille Press would knowingly sell a poorly functioning unit. Also, the Mystic Access units were purchased directly from India.

I am assuming that the Braille Me problems have been resolved, but I just wanted to post a cautionary note.

Don Roberts


On 6/20/2018 8:33 AM, Rick Alfaro wrote:

Thanks Josh, great info. Please report back to us once you have had a chance to compare both displays side by side. A podcast or audio recording if you can do one would be awesome so we can hear both displays in action. I know the Orbit seems to be quite noisy so curious how it compares to the BrailleMe in that respect. Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

Best,

 

Rick Alfaro

 

 

Best,

 

Rick Alfaro

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:20 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] braille me now for sale

 

HI,

I was able to call national braille press and buy the new low cost braille me display. what is the difference between orbit reader20 and braille me? Below is a list.

The price: orbit20 costs $474 from american printing house for the blind that includes shipping. without shipping it is $449. Braille me costs $499 plus $16 shipping from national braille press. you have to call them and ask to purchase it so far.

refresh rate: orbit20 can take up to half a second or so to refresh its line of 8 dot 20 braille cells. braille me refreshes instantly just like the older piezoelectric displays.

cursor router buttons: orbit20 does not have cursor router buttons. braille me does in fact have cursor router buttons. So if you need a low cost braille device with cursor router buttons, go for braille me.

cursor: orbit20 shows its cursor with dots 7-8. braille me shows its cursor with either a full cell, dots 1-2-3-4-5-6. or by blinking the unused dots in the cell. like if you have the letter a with the cursor under it. dot 1 stays up, while dots 2-3-4-5-6 blink up and down.

files: braille me only accepts up to a 32gig sd card, only accept .txt brf and brl files. txt and brl files are editable. brf are read only. no size limit on read only brf files. 100kb size limit or about 1000 25 line line 40 cell braille page limit for braille me note taker for each file. but you can always make new editable brl files.

folders: orbit20 supports making new folders while braille me does not.

bookmarks: orbit20 lets you add your own bookmarks. braille me does not not yet but should be in a future update.

autoscroll: orbit20 does not have autoscroll, braille me does have this.

built in translator: orbit20 does not have a built in grade2 translator and back translator. braille me contains its own built in forward and back translators for multiple languages.

size: I hear braille me is a little bigger than orbit20 is... I am excited to try the braille me so i can compare it to the orbit20 and see which is my personal favorite. I bought my braille me a few hours ago and just got the UPS shipping notification an hour or so ago with the tracking number. So now we got two low cost displays out there. orbit20 and braille me.

Both orbit20 and braille me are great choices! Now you just have to ask yourself, which one do I want according to my personal needs? This is not to start a my display is better than your is, flame war on here… Its just to let you know hey braille me is out there, if you want it go call nbp and buy it. Nbp is national braille press.

 

Josh

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 



NVDA & Eloquence

Joe Orozco
 

Hi,

I previously had NVDA installed on my machine. Before jumping from
Windows 7 to Windows 10, I created a portable version of it to my
external hard drive. I went to try to install it on my Windows 10
system, but the executable file refuses to work. I don't mind going
out and redownloading the screen reader, but I'm worried that I won't
have access to the Eloquence add-on I'd previously procured. Does
anyone have any suggestions on how to retain the Eloquence add-on with
a new installation, or does anyone have any ideas on how to make my
portable copy actually work? Thank you in advance.

Joe


Update On Avast Free Anti Virus: A Success?

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,


I sent the list a request about my issue with registering Avast Free Anti Virus a few days ago.  No one seemed to have a definitive answer.  I think I found one, but if I had to stand before God and say exactly what happened, I wouldn't be sure.


I tried using JAWS 16 on a Windows 7 system for days and I think what I did was to go down to the third frame/panel of the registration interface and to click on the item that was rendered: 'Avast Free Anti Virus clickable' and then move up to the first panel which described my expired license where there was an activate link. I know I tried clicking the 'activate' link early on in this endeavor, and it did not work.  I didn't realize that the clickable links (and I say this tentatively) probably was a way of selecting that item.  And as stated above, I then went back to the top of the virtual viewer HTML-like interface and clicked the 'activate' link.  This seems counter intuitive--unless you consider that perhaps JAWS was rendering this window in a manner which would be vastly different than what sighted people see.  If that is the case, it may be totally a JAWS rendering issue that caused the confusion.  Maybe sighted people see this interface side by side which would make things quite simple for them.  This is an educated guess only and unless someone with sight could describe it it will remain so.


In any case, all's well that ends well. I am now updated until June 19, 2019.



--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Strange occurrence with JAWS/.NVDA

Danny Park
 

I have both JAWS and NVDA installed on several machines and when an update is applied and UAC gets invoked both screen readers read the message to me and once I click on OK which ever screen reader is active goes back to reading all to me.  Does anyone have any idea what is going on or how to get rid of it.  It does not really cause a problem it is just annoying.
 
Thanks,
Danny


Re: braille me now for sale

Donald L. Roberts
 

If this has already been mentioned, I apologize for duplicate info.

Regarding Braille Me, Mystic Access recently did a comparison of the Orbit 20 and Braille Me. Granted, the two demos purchased by Mystic Access were beta units, and firmware upgrades were pending at the time of the presentation, however the Braille Me was definitely not ready for prime time. This may well have changed because I cannot believe that National Braille Press would knowingly sell a poorly functioning unit. Also, the Mystic Access units were purchased directly from India.

I am assuming that the Braille Me problems have been resolved, but I just wanted to post a cautionary note.

Don Roberts


On 6/20/2018 8:33 AM, Rick Alfaro wrote:

Thanks Josh, great info. Please report back to us once you have had a chance to compare both displays side by side. A podcast or audio recording if you can do one would be awesome so we can hear both displays in action. I know the Orbit seems to be quite noisy so curious how it compares to the BrailleMe in that respect. Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

Best,

 

Rick Alfaro

 

 

Best,

 

Rick Alfaro

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:20 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] braille me now for sale

 

HI,

I was able to call national braille press and buy the new low cost braille me display. what is the difference between orbit reader20 and braille me? Below is a list.

The price: orbit20 costs $474 from american printing house for the blind that includes shipping. without shipping it is $449. Braille me costs $499 plus $16 shipping from national braille press. you have to call them and ask to purchase it so far.

refresh rate: orbit20 can take up to half a second or so to refresh its line of 8 dot 20 braille cells. braille me refreshes instantly just like the older piezoelectric displays.

cursor router buttons: orbit20 does not have cursor router buttons. braille me does in fact have cursor router buttons. So if you need a low cost braille device with cursor router buttons, go for braille me.

cursor: orbit20 shows its cursor with dots 7-8. braille me shows its cursor with either a full cell, dots 1-2-3-4-5-6. or by blinking the unused dots in the cell. like if you have the letter a with the cursor under it. dot 1 stays up, while dots 2-3-4-5-6 blink up and down.

files: braille me only accepts up to a 32gig sd card, only accept .txt brf and brl files. txt and brl files are editable. brf are read only. no size limit on read only brf files. 100kb size limit or about 1000 25 line line 40 cell braille page limit for braille me note taker for each file. but you can always make new editable brl files.

folders: orbit20 supports making new folders while braille me does not.

bookmarks: orbit20 lets you add your own bookmarks. braille me does not not yet but should be in a future update.

autoscroll: orbit20 does not have autoscroll, braille me does have this.

built in translator: orbit20 does not have a built in grade2 translator and back translator. braille me contains its own built in forward and back translators for multiple languages.

size: I hear braille me is a little bigger than orbit20 is... I am excited to try the braille me so i can compare it to the orbit20 and see which is my personal favorite. I bought my braille me a few hours ago and just got the UPS shipping notification an hour or so ago with the tracking number. So now we got two low cost displays out there. orbit20 and braille me.

Both orbit20 and braille me are great choices! Now you just have to ask yourself, which one do I want according to my personal needs? This is not to start a my display is better than your is, flame war on here… Its just to let you know hey braille me is out there, if you want it go call nbp and buy it. Nbp is national braille press.

 

Josh

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 



Re: braille me now for sale

Mary Otten <maryotten@...>
 

Well, I thought so, but it wasn’t mentioned in that bunch of specifications that was posted. And it’s not quite the whole point, since both do have the capability of storing files that you can put on there with card. I think for some people that might be the main attraction.

On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:42 AM, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:

Hi all,

Yes, both of them do, in fact, that's the whole blessed point!

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."



Re: braille me now for sale

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Yes, both of them do, in fact, that's the whole blessed point!

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: braille me now for sale

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Yes, both of them do, in fact, that's the whole blessed point!

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: braille me now for sale

Mary Otten <maryotten@...>
 

Do either of these devices have that capability of pairing via Bluetooth with another device such as an iPhone?
Mary



On Jun 20, 2018, at 4:36 AM, Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...> wrote:

yes, once i get ;the braille me, I will let you know how loud or quiet it is when refreshing. 


Re: is there a windows version of Facebook messenger?

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Why not use m.facebook.com?

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: braille me now for sale

Rick Alfaro
 

Thanks Josh, great info. Please report back to us once you have had a chance to compare both displays side by side. A podcast or audio recording if you can do one would be awesome so we can hear both displays in action. I know the Orbit seems to be quite noisy so curious how it compares to the BrailleMe in that respect. Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

Best,

 

Rick Alfaro

 

 

Best,

 

Rick Alfaro

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:20 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] braille me now for sale

 

HI,

I was able to call national braille press and buy the new low cost braille me display. what is the difference between orbit reader20 and braille me? Below is a list.

The price: orbit20 costs $474 from american printing house for the blind that includes shipping. without shipping it is $449. Braille me costs $499 plus $16 shipping from national braille press. you have to call them and ask to purchase it so far.

refresh rate: orbit20 can take up to half a second or so to refresh its line of 8 dot 20 braille cells. braille me refreshes instantly just like the older piezoelectric displays.

cursor router buttons: orbit20 does not have cursor router buttons. braille me does in fact have cursor router buttons. So if you need a low cost braille device with cursor router buttons, go for braille me.

cursor: orbit20 shows its cursor with dots 7-8. braille me shows its cursor with either a full cell, dots 1-2-3-4-5-6. or by blinking the unused dots in the cell. like if you have the letter a with the cursor under it. dot 1 stays up, while dots 2-3-4-5-6 blink up and down.

files: braille me only accepts up to a 32gig sd card, only accept .txt brf and brl files. txt and brl files are editable. brf are read only. no size limit on read only brf files. 100kb size limit or about 1000 25 line line 40 cell braille page limit for braille me note taker for each file. but you can always make new editable brl files.

folders: orbit20 supports making new folders while braille me does not.

bookmarks: orbit20 lets you add your own bookmarks. braille me does not not yet but should be in a future update.

autoscroll: orbit20 does not have autoscroll, braille me does have this.

built in translator: orbit20 does not have a built in grade2 translator and back translator. braille me contains its own built in forward and back translators for multiple languages.

size: I hear braille me is a little bigger than orbit20 is... I am excited to try the braille me so i can compare it to the orbit20 and see which is my personal favorite. I bought my braille me a few hours ago and just got the UPS shipping notification an hour or so ago with the tracking number. So now we got two low cost displays out there. orbit20 and braille me.

Both orbit20 and braille me are great choices! Now you just have to ask yourself, which one do I want according to my personal needs? This is not to start a my display is better than your is, flame war on here… Its just to let you know hey braille me is out there, if you want it go call nbp and buy it. Nbp is national braille press.

 

Josh

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: is there a windows version of Facebook messenger?

Nesma Aly <nesmaaly123@...>
 

Yes, there is one now as far as how accessible it is I don’t know. I haven’t tried it in a while. Especially not with the new Windows version update.


On Jun 20, 2018, at 08:51, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@...> wrote:

Hi subject line says it all.  Looking to see if there is a version of facebook messenger that is not smart phone specific.
 
Thanks
 
Keith


Re: is there a windows version of Facebook messenger?

james f hooper <james_hooper@...>
 

How accessible is the windows stand alone version?

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:56 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] is there a windows version of Facebook messenger?

 

From your browser www.messenger.com

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Keith S

Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:51 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] is there a windows version of Facebook messenger?

 

Hi subject line says it all.  Looking to see if there is a version of facebook messenger that is not smart phone specific.

 

Thanks

 

Keith


Re: is there a windows version of Facebook messenger?

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

From your browser www.messenger.com
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:51 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] is there a windows version of Facebook messenger?

Hi subject line says it all.  Looking to see if there is a version of facebook messenger that is not smart phone specific.
 
Thanks
 
Keith


is there a windows version of Facebook messenger?

Keith S
 

Hi subject line says it all.  Looking to see if there is a version of facebook messenger that is not smart phone specific.
 
Thanks
 
Keith


Re: braille me now for sale

Josh Kennedy
 

yes, once i get ;the braille me, I will let you know how loud or quiet it is when refreshing. 


Re: braille me now for sale

Charles Adkins
 

Could you do me a favor and let me know how quiet the Braille me is when the braille display refreshes? I have heard reviews of the orbit and for use in an on air or recording studio the Orbit is way to noisy. 

Thanks. 


On Jun 19, 2018, at 7:19 PM, Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...> wrote:

HI,

I was able to call national braille press and buy the new low cost braille me display. what is the difference between orbit reader20 and braille me? Below is a list.

The price: orbit20 costs $474 from american printing house for the blind that includes shipping. without shipping it is $449. Braille me costs $499 plus $16 shipping from national braille press. you have to call them and ask to purchase it so far.

refresh rate: orbit20 can take up to half a second or so to refresh its line of 8 dot 20 braille cells. braille me refreshes instantly just like the older piezoelectric displays.

cursor router buttons: orbit20 does not have cursor router buttons. braille me does in fact have cursor router buttons. So if you need a low cost braille device with cursor router buttons, go for braille me.

cursor: orbit20 shows its cursor with dots 7-8. braille me shows its cursor with either a full cell, dots 1-2-3-4-5-6. or by blinking the unused dots in the cell. like if you have the letter a with the cursor under it. dot 1 stays up, while dots 2-3-4-5-6 blink up and down.

files: braille me only accepts up to a 32gig sd card, only accept .txt brf and brl files. txt and brl files are editable. brf are read only. no size limit on read only brf files. 100kb size limit or about 1000 25 line line 40 cell braille page limit for braille me note taker for each file. but you can always make new editable brl files.

folders: orbit20 supports making new folders while braille me does not.

bookmarks: orbit20 lets you add your own bookmarks. braille me does not not yet but should be in a future update.

autoscroll: orbit20 does not have autoscroll, braille me does have this.

built in translator: orbit20 does not have a built in grade2 translator and back translator. braille me contains its own built in forward and back translators for multiple languages.

size: I hear braille me is a little bigger than orbit20 is... I am excited to try the braille me so i can compare it to the orbit20 and see which is my personal favorite. I bought my braille me a few hours ago and just got the UPS shipping notification an hour or so ago with the tracking number. So now we got two low cost displays out there. orbit20 and braille me.

Both orbit20 and braille me are great choices! Now you just have to ask yourself, which one do I want according to my personal needs? This is not to start a my display is better than your is, flame war on here… Its just to let you know hey braille me is out there, if you want it go call nbp and buy it. Nbp is national braille press.

 

Josh

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


This week on Eyes On Success: Enabling Disabled to Do STEM Careers

blueskies11
 

This week’s episode is:

1825 Enabling Disabled to do STEM Careers (Jun. 20, 2018) 
Show Notes
There are common challenges and obstacles that people encounter whether they have a visual impairment or some other disability. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Gabriela Serrato Marks, a geology graduate student at MIT about her experiences and thoughts about receiving an education and having a career in a STEM field as a person with a disability.

 

Find the audio and show notes at:

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braille me now for sale

Josh Kennedy
 

HI,

I was able to call national braille press and buy the new low cost braille me display. what is the difference between orbit reader20 and braille me? Below is a list.

The price: orbit20 costs $474 from american printing house for the blind that includes shipping. without shipping it is $449. Braille me costs $499 plus $16 shipping from national braille press. you have to call them and ask to purchase it so far.

refresh rate: orbit20 can take up to half a second or so to refresh its line of 8 dot 20 braille cells. braille me refreshes instantly just like the older piezoelectric displays.

cursor router buttons: orbit20 does not have cursor router buttons. braille me does in fact have cursor router buttons. So if you need a low cost braille device with cursor router buttons, go for braille me.

cursor: orbit20 shows its cursor with dots 7-8. braille me shows its cursor with either a full cell, dots 1-2-3-4-5-6. or by blinking the unused dots in the cell. like if you have the letter a with the cursor under it. dot 1 stays up, while dots 2-3-4-5-6 blink up and down.

files: braille me only accepts up to a 32gig sd card, only accept .txt brf and brl files. txt and brl files are editable. brf are read only. no size limit on read only brf files. 100kb size limit or about 1000 25 line line 40 cell braille page limit for braille me note taker for each file. but you can always make new editable brl files.

folders: orbit20 supports making new folders while braille me does not.

bookmarks: orbit20 lets you add your own bookmarks. braille me does not not yet but should be in a future update.

autoscroll: orbit20 does not have autoscroll, braille me does have this.

built in translator: orbit20 does not have a built in grade2 translator and back translator. braille me contains its own built in forward and back translators for multiple languages.

size: I hear braille me is a little bigger than orbit20 is... I am excited to try the braille me so i can compare it to the orbit20 and see which is my personal favorite. I bought my braille me a few hours ago and just got the UPS shipping notification an hour or so ago with the tracking number. So now we got two low cost displays out there. orbit20 and braille me.

Both orbit20 and braille me are great choices! Now you just have to ask yourself, which one do I want according to my personal needs? This is not to start a my display is better than your is, flame war on here… Its just to let you know hey braille me is out there, if you want it go call nbp and buy it. Nbp is national braille press.

 

Josh

 

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