Functionality Enhancements for the Duxbury Braille Translator Using Macros and Custom StylesBy Whittaker, Jerry; CSUN Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference - 2002,
Publication Date: 2002
Article discusses deficiencies found in the Duxbury Braille Translator, and provides information on a potentially valuable solution. The author contends that the Duxbury can produce almost any Braille copy, though it is not user-friendly in that the number of keystrokes and mouse clicks necessary to operate the application can be extremely burdensome. The author recommends that users create macros, which allow them to utilize single keystrokes that enter complex text such as print page reference number formats, foreign language sentences and phrases, and mathematical operations, none of which are available on a standard keyboard. The macro creation process is discussed.
Assistive Products Discussed: DUXBURY BRAILLE TRANSLATOR FOR THE APPLE MACINTOSH (DBT MAC)
DUXBURY BRAILLE TRANSLATOR FOR WINDOWS (DBT WIN)
Published by: Center on Disabilities at CSUN (Website:http://www.csun.edu/cod/)
Link to text: http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2002/proceedings/101.htm