The First Accessible Windows-Based Notetaker: A Review of the BrailleNoteBy Leventhal, Jay; Kendrick, Deborah; Access World, Vol. 1, No. 6, pp. 5-13
Publication Date: November 2000
Product evaluation of BrailleNote, a full-service braille notetaker with speech output. It offers quick response, access to most basic computing functions, word processing, an appointment calendar, address book, and E-mail access. All applications proved easy to activate. One distinguishing factor found was that word files could be imported and read easily, but no conventional Windows programs could actually be loaded and run on BrailleNote. The speech quality is tolerable, but the abbreviations dictionary cannot be edited, making "St. Louis" read as "Street Louis." There is also an inconsistency of methods. The same keys do not perform the same functions in different instances. For example, in some instances the space bar advances through a menu.The Enter key is required to do the same. Overall, BrailleNote is highly recommended.
Assistive Products Discussed: BRAILLENOTE
Published by: AFB Press (Website:http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=46)
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) (Web Site: http://www.afb.org )
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