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Braille text input device?
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Harry Bell
2018-12-07 18:18:00 UTC
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I’m thinking of getting an Orbit 20 Reader in order to learn Braille. But I only envisage using Braille in order to input text onto iPhone or iPad using VoiceOver, as voiceover reads out all the text I want. So, is there a simpler Braille device which will only input Braille onto iPhone?
Thanks
Harry
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Richard Turner
2018-12-07 18:32:14 UTC
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You could just use the Apple Braille onscreen input, so no external device.
There used to be a braille device that was bluetooth and had no braille display, just the braille keys for inputing and controling the device.
I cannot quite remember the name. Something about Echo or link? It has been 5 or 6 years and I have no idea if it still exists.
Not very helpful, but just some thoughts.
Richard



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Post by Harry Bell
I’m thinking of getting an Orbit 20 Reader in order to learn Braille. But I only envisage using Braille in order to input text onto iPhone or iPad using VoiceOver, as voiceover reads out all the text I want. So, is there a simpler Braille device which will only input Braille onto iPhone?
Thanks
Harry
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Cris Ali
2018-12-08 02:59:12 UTC
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Richard,
The Braille device you have in mind is Braille Pen Slim.

Cheers,

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You could just use the Apple Braille onscreen input, so no external device.
There used to be a braille device that was bluetooth and had no braille display, just the braille keys for inputing and controling the device.
I cannot quite remember the name. Something about Echo or link? It has been 5 or 6 years and I have no idea if it still exists.
Not very helpful, but just some thoughts.
Richard



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Post by Harry Bell
I’m thinking of getting an Orbit 20 Reader in order to learn Braille. But I only envisage using Braille in order to input text onto iPhone or iPad using VoiceOver, as voiceover reads out all the text I want. So, is there a simpler Braille device which will only input Braille onto iPhone?
Thanks
Harry
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Richard Turner
2018-12-08 03:31:00 UTC
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Thanks, that is it. A coworker had one. It worked rather well for him as he did not read braille, but knew it well enough to write it.
I wonder if they are still being made. The company was Harpo, which I believe is in Israel.
That should be enough info for Harry Bell to find out.
Richard



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Post by Cris Ali
Richard,
The Braille device you have in mind is Braille Pen Slim.
Cheers,
Cris
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Subject: Re: Braille text input device?
You could just use the Apple Braille onscreen input, so no external device.
There used to be a braille device that was bluetooth and had no braille display, just the braille keys for inputing and controling the device.
I cannot quite remember the name. Something about Echo or link? It has been 5 or 6 years and I have no idea if it still exists.
Not very helpful, but just some thoughts.
Richard
"It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own." __ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Post by Harry Bell
I’m thinking of getting an Orbit 20 Reader in order to learn Braille. But I only envisage using Braille in order to input text onto iPhone or iPad using VoiceOver, as voiceover reads out all the text I want. So, is there a simpler Braille device which will only input Braille onto iPhone?
Thanks
Harry
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'Harry Bell' via VIPhone
2018-12-08 07:39:55 UTC
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Thank you! It is still for sale!
Harry
Post by Richard Turner
Thanks, that is it. A coworker had one. It worked rather well for him as he did not read braille, but knew it well enough to write it.
I wonder if they are still being made. The company was Harpo, which I believe is in Israel.
That should be enough info for Harry Bell to find out.
Richard
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Post by Cris Ali
Richard,
The Braille device you have in mind is Braille Pen Slim.
Cheers,
Cris
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Sent: Friday, December 7, 2018 1:32 PM
Subject: Re: Braille text input device?
You could just use the Apple Braille onscreen input, so no external device.
There used to be a braille device that was bluetooth and had no braille display, just the braille keys for inputing and controling the device.
I cannot quite remember the name. Something about Echo or link? It has been 5 or 6 years and I have no idea if it still exists.
Not very helpful, but just some thoughts.
Richard
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Post by Harry Bell
I’m thinking of getting an Orbit 20 Reader in order to learn Braille. But I only envisage using Braille in order to input text onto iPhone or iPad using VoiceOver, as voiceover reads out all the text I want. So, is there a simpler Braille device which will only input Braille onto iPhone?
Thanks
Harry
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