Once upon a time, about two years ago, I was introduced to my best piece of technology called the Victor Reader Stream. Now since I have gotten well acquainted with the victor reader stream, I just call him Victor. I am a recently graduated master’s student and when I started my program two years ago, I felt relieved to have the victor reader stream become a part of my life. Being able to have talking book files, text files, audio files, etc, at the touch of my fingers, felt like magic.
I ride my bike, I go to gym three times a week, and I am good to go. Better than before. Riding, working out at the gym, what is with me on the high road to recovery? Yes: My Victor Stream Reader. Steady throughout. I wish every blind person had access to this technology. I swear by it.
Why I love my BrailleNote Touch and it is so beneficial in my education.
I love the fact that you can change accounts on email so easily so I can email from school account and my personal Gmail account.
I love how easy it is to connect to the internet, it is so much more user friendly and the fact that you can use YouTube is so amazing and beneficial because you can listen to videos and tutorials like the other kids. The BrailleNote enables me to record audio and take photos, I did not think I would use the camera but I have already used it for a maths assignment showing a graph I made.
Word Processor is great and the way to make subfolders is so easy. I can have my subject folders and documents all organised.
You can install apps so easily like a dictionary, and pdf reader. The pdf reader helps me show my work to my parent or teacher from my BrailleNote, via the touch screen.
Tablet mode is so amazing and both blind people and sighted people can use it to navigate through the Braillenote Touch. I can get help from non-braille users and share what I am doing in class.
Writing directly on the screen is challenging but it will be so good in years to come as I improve because it allows sighted people to see the screen while I work.
I’ve only been using the Braillenote touch for two months but I have learnt so much and can do so much more than I used to with the Apex!
With my Braille notetaker, I now have a voice in the classroom and have been able to make a number of presentations. It has opened up so many avenues of communication.
I am a braille trainer, music transcriber and music teacher and use refreshable braille in most aspects of my work. The crisp reliable dots and quiet input keys make the Brailliant a pleasure to use. While transcribing music, I rarely move my hands from the display using the input keys to produce documents and the touch cursor buttons to quickly edit. The Brailliant is also portable allowing me to cart it from office to office when I change work location. I have also found the Brailliant works well when paired to an iPhone for sending text messages or emails.
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