Braille Displays


Allen West
 

Hi,

I am in the market for a new braille display for my job. It needs to
be no less than twenty cells, small enough to throw into my backpack
and can read Word documents

I have used the Focus 40, but it does not meet my needs. I am looking
for suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

Allen West


Mich Verrier
 

Hi alan have you through of the orbit 20? It is 20 cells and is small I have no more info though since I have not used it my self. From Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen West
Sent: March 29, 2021 10:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

Hi,

I am in the market for a new braille display for my job. It needs to
be no less than twenty cells, small enough to throw into my backpack
and can read Word documents

I have used the Focus 40, but it does not meet my needs. I am looking
for suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

Allen West


Monte Single
 

Hi, In what way/s does the focus forty not meet your needs?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mich Verrier
Sent: March 29, 2021 8:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io; TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

Hi alan have you through of the orbit 20? It is 20 cells and is small I have no more info though since I have not used it my self. From Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen West
Sent: March 29, 2021 10:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

Hi,

I am in the market for a new braille display for my job. It needs to be no less than twenty cells, small enough to throw into my backpack and can read Word documents

I have used the Focus 40, but it does not meet my needs. I am looking for suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

Allen West


Victor
 

Hi:

I am curious about that as well. The newer generations of the focus 40 braille display have more features than the previous generations. Specifically, what are your needs regarding a braille display? If you tell us that, maybe we can help you a little more.

Victor

On Mar 29, 2021, at 8:04 PM, Monte Single <mrsingle@sasktel.net> wrote:

Hi, In what way/s does the focus forty not meet your needs?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mich Verrier
Sent: March 29, 2021 8:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io; TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

Hi alan have you through of the orbit 20? It is 20 cells and is small I have no more info though since I have not used it my self. From Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen West
Sent: March 29, 2021 10:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

Hi,

I am in the market for a new braille display for my job. It needs to be no less than twenty cells, small enough to throw into my backpack and can read Word documents

I have used the Focus 40, but it does not meet my needs. I am looking for suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

Allen West

















chris judge
 

I have the mantis q 40 on order and can't wait to receive it. If you prefer qwerty typing over Braille input, as I do, this baby is the solution as it boasts a qwerty keyboard.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen West
Sent: March 29, 2021 11:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

Hi,

I am in the market for a new braille display for my job. It needs to be no less than twenty cells, small enough to throw into my backpack and can read Word documents

I have used the Focus 40, but it does not meet my needs. I am looking for suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

Allen West


Victor
 

I’ve read good things about that braille display. It’s too bad it’s so expensive.

Victor

On Mar 30, 2021, at 2:39 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:

I have the mantis q 40 on order and can't wait to receive it. If you prefer qwerty typing over Braille input, as I do, this baby is the solution as it boasts a qwerty keyboard.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen West
Sent: March 29, 2021 11:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

Hi,

I am in the market for a new braille display for my job. It needs to be no less than twenty cells, small enough to throw into my backpack and can read Word documents

I have used the Focus 40, but it does not meet my needs. I am looking for suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

Allen West











chris judge
 

Is it any more expensive than the others out there? I haven't really priced anything in quite a while but I thought most 40 cell displays were comparable in price. The mantis also has an editor, book reader, and a host of other stand alone apps. The qwerty keyboard makes it worth it to me even if it is a bit more expensive as even though I learned on Braille when I was five years old, I never cared for Braille input.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: March 30, 2021 7:40 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

I’ve read good things about that braille display. It’s too bad it’s so expensive.

Victor
On Mar 30, 2021, at 2:39 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:

I have the mantis q 40 on order and can't wait to receive it. If you prefer qwerty typing over Braille input, as I do, this baby is the solution as it boasts a qwerty keyboard.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen West
Sent: March 29, 2021 11:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

Hi,

I am in the market for a new braille display for my job. It needs to be no less than twenty cells, small enough to throw into my backpack and can read Word documents

I have used the Focus 40, but it does not meet my needs. I am looking for suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

Allen West











Victor
 

I think it’s a little more expensive than the focus 40 braille display. But I could be wrong. It’s definitely more expensive than the line of orbit braille displays which are the lower cost braille displays that have been coming out recently.

Victor

On Mar 30, 2021, at 3:57 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:

Is it any more expensive than the others out there? I haven't really priced anything in quite a while but I thought most 40 cell displays were comparable in price. The mantis also has an editor, book reader, and a host of other stand alone apps. The qwerty keyboard makes it worth it to me even if it is a bit more expensive as even though I learned on Braille when I was five years old, I never cared for Braille input.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: March 30, 2021 7:40 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

I’ve read good things about that braille display. It’s too bad it’s so expensive.

Victor
On Mar 30, 2021, at 2:39 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:

I have the mantis q 40 on order and can't wait to receive it. If you prefer qwerty typing over Braille input, as I do, this baby is the solution as it boasts a qwerty keyboard.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen West
Sent: March 29, 2021 11:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

Hi,

I am in the market for a new braille display for my job. It needs to be no less than twenty cells, small enough to throw into my backpack and can read Word documents

I have used the Focus 40, but it does not meet my needs. I am looking for suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

Allen West




















Abbie Taylor
 

Hi, Allen, I recently purchased the Brailliant BI 20X from Humanware and love it! The features I use the most are its basic editor and its terminal, which allows me to connect to my PC and iPhone at the same time and switch between the two. It also has a calculator, file manager, and access to online services including Bookshare, NFB Newsline, and NLS. It will eventually have the capacity to play audiobooks and music in mp3 format. For $1,895.00, it's not a bad deal. I hope that helps.
--


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http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Vicky Vaughan
 

Hi List, By virtue of being a QWERTY keyboard, does The mantis not only have the Shift key, but also the Alt and Control keys? I would find that to be so helpful to have those for keyboard commands, rather than memorizing all the various key combinations that the Freedom Scientific displays make you memorize for those functions.

Do any of you know of any other Braille display that gives you these keys?

Thanks very much!

Sincerely, Vicky V

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:29 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

I think it’s a little more expensive than the focus 40 braille display. But I could be wrong. It’s definitely more expensive than the line of orbit braille displays which are the lower cost braille displays that have been coming out recently.

Victor
On Mar 30, 2021, at 3:57 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:

Is it any more expensive than the others out there? I haven't really priced anything in quite a while but I thought most 40 cell displays were comparable in price. The mantis also has an editor, book reader, and a host of other stand alone apps. The qwerty keyboard makes it worth it to me even if it is a bit more expensive as even though I learned on Braille when I was five years old, I never cared for Braille input.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: March 30, 2021 7:40 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

I’ve read good things about that braille display. It’s too bad it’s so expensive.

Victor
On Mar 30, 2021, at 2:39 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:

I have the mantis q 40 on order and can't wait to receive it. If you prefer qwerty typing over Braille input, as I do, this baby is the solution as it boasts a qwerty keyboard.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen West
Sent: March 29, 2021 11:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

Hi,

I am in the market for a new braille display for my job. It needs to be no less than twenty cells, small enough to throw into my backpack and can read Word documents

I have used the Focus 40, but it does not meet my needs. I am looking for suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

Allen West

























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Allen West
 

Thanks for all of the suggestions. I have used the Orbit twenty before
and liked it. I need a braille display that can recognize Word files,
because some of the forms I need to complete for customers are in
Word. I don't mind a Braille keyboard, but the Mantis sounds
interesting. I also, may take a closer look at the Brailliant Bi 40.
Does the Brailliant recognize .docx files?


Allen

On 3/29/21, Mich Verrier <michv@eastlink.ca> wrote:
Hi alan have you through of the orbit 20? It is 20 cells and is small I have
no more info though since I have not used it my self. From Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen
West
Sent: March 29, 2021 10:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

Hi,

I am in the market for a new braille display for my job. It needs to
be no less than twenty cells, small enough to throw into my backpack
and can read Word documents

I have used the Focus 40, but it does not meet my needs. I am looking
for suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

Allen West












Kerryann Ifill
 

Hi Allen,

I should be receiving my brilliant BI20 this week. If you can hold till then, I’ll let you know.

Regards
Kerryann Ifill

On 30 Mar 2021, at 8:37 PM, Allen West <alwest0324@gmail.com> wrote:

Thanks for all of the suggestions. I have used the Orbit twenty before
and liked it. I need a braille display that can recognize Word files,
because some of the forms I need to complete for customers are in
Word. I don't mind a Braille keyboard, but the Mantis sounds
interesting. I also, may take a closer look at the Brailliant Bi 40.
Does the Brailliant recognize .docx files?


Allen

On 3/29/21, Mich Verrier <michv@eastlink.ca> wrote:
Hi alan have you through of the orbit 20? It is 20 cells and is small I have
no more info though since I have not used it my self. From Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen
West
Sent: March 29, 2021 10:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

Hi,

I am in the market for a new braille display for my job. It needs to
be no less than twenty cells, small enough to throw into my backpack
and can read Word documents

I have used the Focus 40, but it does not meet my needs. I am looking
for suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

Allen West















Angelo Sonnesso
 

I have the Brailliant 14, but it is a standalone Braille display.
You can take basic notes, but it is designed to work with external devices.


73 N2DYN Angelo

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kerryann Ifill
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:46 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

Hi Allen,

I should be receiving my brilliant BI20 this week. If you can hold till then, I’ll let you know.

Regards
Kerryann Ifill

On 30 Mar 2021, at 8:37 PM, Allen West <alwest0324@gmail.com> wrote:

Thanks for all of the suggestions. I have used the Orbit twenty before
and liked it. I need a braille display that can recognize Word files,
because some of the forms I need to complete for customers are in
Word. I don't mind a Braille keyboard, but the Mantis sounds
interesting. I also, may take a closer look at the Brailliant Bi 40.
Does the Brailliant recognize .docx files?


Allen

On 3/29/21, Mich Verrier <michv@eastlink.ca> wrote:
Hi alan have you through of the orbit 20? It is 20 cells and is small I have
no more info though since I have not used it my self. From Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen
West
Sent: March 29, 2021 10:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

Hi,

I am in the market for a new braille display for my job. It needs to
be no less than twenty cells, small enough to throw into my backpack
and can read Word documents

I have used the Focus 40, but it does not meet my needs. I am looking
for suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

Allen West















chris judge
 

Yes it does. I haven't received mine yet but am eagerly waiting.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Vicky Vaughan
Sent: March 30, 2021 8:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

Hi List, By virtue of being a QWERTY keyboard, does The mantis not only have the Shift key, but also the Alt and Control keys? I would find that to be so helpful to have those for keyboard commands, rather than memorizing all the various key combinations that the Freedom Scientific displays make you memorize for those functions.

Do any of you know of any other Braille display that gives you these keys?

Thanks very much!

Sincerely, Vicky V




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:29 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

I think it’s a little more expensive than the focus 40 braille display. But I could be wrong. It’s definitely more expensive than the line of orbit braille displays which are the lower cost braille displays that have been coming out recently.

Victor
On Mar 30, 2021, at 3:57 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:

Is it any more expensive than the others out there? I haven't really priced anything in quite a while but I thought most 40 cell displays were comparable in price. The mantis also has an editor, book reader, and a host of other stand alone apps. The qwerty keyboard makes it worth it to me even if it is a bit more expensive as even though I learned on Braille when I was five years old, I never cared for Braille input.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: March 30, 2021 7:40 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

I’ve read good things about that braille display. It’s too bad it’s so expensive.

Victor
On Mar 30, 2021, at 2:39 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:

I have the mantis q 40 on order and can't wait to receive it. If you prefer qwerty typing over Braille input, as I do, this baby is the solution as it boasts a qwerty keyboard.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen West
Sent: March 29, 2021 11:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

Hi,

I am in the market for a new braille display for my job. It needs to be no less than twenty cells, small enough to throw into my backpack and can read Word documents

I have used the Focus 40, but it does not meet my needs. I am looking for suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

Allen West

























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Abbie Taylor
 

The Brailliant BI 20X does open Word files, but if you edit them, it saves them as text files. I hope that helps.
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http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Joe Orozco
 

The great thing about Humanware products is the ability to pay in
installments. I don’t think APH offers this flexibility. If I can
throw one more product into the mix, it would be the new Braille Sense
6 from HIMS. It’s far and away the most expensive of the displays
mentioned here at $5,795, but HIMS now also offers payment plans.

Here’s the link in case it’s of interest:

https://hims-inc.com/bs6

Best,

Joe

On 3/31/21, Abbie Taylor <abbietaylor945@gmail.com> wrote:
The Brailliant BI 20X does open Word files, but if you edit them, it saves
them as text files. I hope that helps.
--

Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@gmail.com






Allen West
 

Ok. At this point, it is a chice between the ElBraille 40 and the
Braille Sense.

Allen

On 3/30/21, Allen West via groups.io <alwest0324=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks for all of the suggestions. I have used the Orbit twenty before
and liked it. I need a braille display that can recognize Word files,
because some of the forms I need to complete for customers are in
Word. I don't mind a Braille keyboard, but the Mantis sounds
interesting. I also, may take a closer look at the Brailliant Bi 40.
Does the Brailliant recognize .docx files?


Allen

On 3/29/21, Mich Verrier <michv@eastlink.ca> wrote:
Hi alan have you through of the orbit 20? It is 20 cells and is small I
have
no more info though since I have not used it my self. From Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Allen
West
Sent: March 29, 2021 10:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

Hi,

I am in the market for a new braille display for my job. It needs to
be no less than twenty cells, small enough to throw into my backpack
and can read Word documents

I have used the Focus 40, but it does not meet my needs. I am looking
for suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

Allen West
















Joe Orozco
 

If your choices came down to those two devices, go with the Braille
Sense. There is absolutely no competition there. I think Freedom
Scientific did its best to come up with a good Windows PC replacement,
but the processor is ridiculously slow. The Braille Sense has enormous
horse power by comparison. Also, the Braille Sense is going to let you
do more dynamic things. This is just one person’s opinion, but if you
do a spec by spec comparison, the Braille Sense wins on all counts.

Good luck!

Joe

On 4/3/21, Allen West <alwest0324@gmail.com> wrote:
Ok. At this point, it is a chice between the ElBraille 40 and the
Braille Sense.

Allen

On 3/30/21, Allen West via groups.io <alwest0324=gmail.com@groups.io>
wrote:
Thanks for all of the suggestions. I have used the Orbit twenty before
and liked it. I need a braille display that can recognize Word files,
because some of the forms I need to complete for customers are in
Word. I don't mind a Braille keyboard, but the Mantis sounds
interesting. I also, may take a closer look at the Brailliant Bi 40.
Does the Brailliant recognize .docx files?


Allen

On 3/29/21, Mich Verrier <michv@eastlink.ca> wrote:
Hi alan have you through of the orbit 20? It is 20 cells and is small I
have
no more info though since I have not used it my self. From Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Allen
West
Sent: March 29, 2021 10:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

Hi,

I am in the market for a new braille display for my job. It needs to
be no less than twenty cells, small enough to throw into my backpack
and can read Word documents

I have used the Focus 40, but it does not meet my needs. I am looking
for suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

Allen West




















Allen West
 

Joe,

I will certainly look at the Braille Sense. I have used the ElBraille
before and am currently training a few people on it. It does lag at
times. And at others, some of the function keys temporarily don't
work.

Allen

On 4/3/21, Joe Orozco <jsoro824@gmail.com> wrote:
If your choices came down to those two devices, go with the Braille
Sense. There is absolutely no competition there. I think Freedom
Scientific did its best to come up with a good Windows PC replacement,
but the processor is ridiculously slow. The Braille Sense has enormous
horse power by comparison. Also, the Braille Sense is going to let you
do more dynamic things. This is just one person’s opinion, but if you
do a spec by spec comparison, the Braille Sense wins on all counts.

Good luck!

Joe


On 4/3/21, Allen West <alwest0324@gmail.com> wrote:
Ok. At this point, it is a chice between the ElBraille 40 and the
Braille Sense.

Allen

On 3/30/21, Allen West via groups.io <alwest0324=gmail.com@groups.io>
wrote:
Thanks for all of the suggestions. I have used the Orbit twenty before
and liked it. I need a braille display that can recognize Word files,
because some of the forms I need to complete for customers are in
Word. I don't mind a Braille keyboard, but the Mantis sounds
interesting. I also, may take a closer look at the Brailliant Bi 40.
Does the Brailliant recognize .docx files?


Allen

On 3/29/21, Mich Verrier <michv@eastlink.ca> wrote:
Hi alan have you through of the orbit 20? It is 20 cells and is small I
have
no more info though since I have not used it my self. From Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Allen
West
Sent: March 29, 2021 10:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

Hi,

I am in the market for a new braille display for my job. It needs to
be no less than twenty cells, small enough to throw into my backpack
and can read Word documents

I have used the Focus 40, but it does not meet my needs. I am looking
for suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

Allen West
























Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Please consider waiting on the BrailleSense6! Yes, it runs Android10 OS,
but, at this point, no one knows what kind of processor will power it. If
it turns out to be an underpowered processor, you shall have thrown good
pennies after bad. Furthermore, during the demo process, there were quite a
number of untruths about the Android OS on which it shall run!

There was definitely a processor in the BrailleSense6 when it was being
demonstrated. I CAN NOT FATHOM why HIMS, Inc. fails to share info about the
new toy's processor. For me, anything less than a Qualcom SnapDragon 865 or
better will be unacceptable.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado