Appropriate Use of the Electronic Notetaker in SchoolBy Chong, Curtis; Braille Monitor, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 29-31
Publication Date: January 2004
Article presents the author’s opinions on the use of electronic notetakers such as the Braille Lite or the BrailleNote for students who are blind or have low vision to produce printed work in school. The author contends that any note-taking technology that uses a Braille keyboard to enter information and a Braille display to review it can be of tremendous value to anyone who knows how to read and write Braille. The Braille display makes it possible for a person to silently and efficiently read what is stored in the machine, and the Braille keyboard represents and excellent way to enter information quickly with a small number of keys in a compact design. Once the devices are mastered, the author contends that they can prove to be invaluable. The author also recommends that students who are blind or have low vision should learn how to produce printed material with a variety of tools, and that it is equally important to be able to create printed material using a word processing program running on a standard computer.
Assistive Products Discussed: BRAILLE LITE MILLENNIUM (SERIES M20)
BRAILLE LITE MILLENNIUM (SERIES M40)
BRAILLE LITE 40
Published by: National Federation of the Blind (Website:http://www.nfb.org)
Link to text: http://www.nfb.org/bm/bm04/bm0401/bm040109.htm