Re: [BCAB] BrailleNote and Braille Sense families comparison Jackie Cairns 16 Nov 2012 12:01 GMT
Hi Kevin Firstly, I typed "BrailleSense and Apex comparison" into Google, and got some links that take you to some useful articles on the subject, so that might be a starting point. Secondly, as a BrailleSense Plus user, I can tell you that it has opened all Word documents that I have loaded on the device, namely 2003, 2007 and 2010. Regarding the Oxford, it only seems to support the American version which I obviously didn't bother purchasing as an extra. I was told that the licence to purchase an English version would cost a fortune. As you probably know, the BrailleSense family is now sold by Sight and Sound, and the Apex by Humanware. With the greatest respect, I would suggest that support for the latter is more favourable as they have on-site Braillists and at least one blind user. That said, I have been extremely happy with my unit, and have managed the updates myself. I think some of the applications are a complete waste of time, but I love the Braille keyboard and responsiveness when writing quickly. I hope this helps a little. Kind Regards, Jackie Cairns -----Original Message----- From: Bcab [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Kevin Russell Sent: 16 November 2012 10:32 To: BCAB Discussion List Subject: [BCAB] BrailleNote and Braille Sense families comparison Hi I'm in the market for a new notetaker. My Braille Lite Millennium 40 has served me for many years, but it is becoming more and more unreliable. I want to find a very comprehensive comparison between the BrailleNote and Braille Sense families. I've looked at the OnHand and really like it for it's size, but certainly prefer the braille keyboard on the Braille Sense U2 model. However, I really want a comparison of all the facilities available on the two ranges. For instance, how does battery life compare with the different models. Is the Oxford Dictionary package available on the Braille Sense. Does the MS Word emulation cover Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 on the BrailleNote and Braille Sense. Is Sendero similar on all products. As I say, I'm looking for a lot of detail in the comparisons. Many thanks for any help with this. Cheers Kevin Kevin Russell CICS Test IBM UK Ltd MP 102 Hursley Park Winchester, Hampshire United Kingdom. SO21 2JN Tel: +44 1962 815531 (internal 245531) Internet: email@example.com Unless stated otherwise above: IBM United Kingdom Limited - Registered in England and Wales with number 741598. Registered office: PO Box 41, North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 3AU -- To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/ To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.