[BCAB] Labelling Documents Karl Farrell 25 Nov 2012 17:03 GMT
Hello everyone This message relates to Gerard's recent enquiry about labelling documents that, presumably, he needs to keep by his desk. Most of us surely would prefer to have available an accessible digital library of our important documents but I suppose Gerard needs hardcopy documents for other peoples' benefit. So this is the kind of office problem we had to deal with in the eighties. The more simple the solution, the better and I trust Gerard uses braille. If there are documents of up to seven A4 pages each, there are folders you can buy with 50 clear plastic sleeves. You could get such a folder and label the sleeves in braille 1 to 50: using adhesive braille labels would be best. The sighted people can identify the document through the clear plastic but Gerard would have to set up a register of the documents and what sleeve number they were in. The register could be in the form of a document file, a spreadsheet or in braille. If multiple documents need to be kept together, then cardboard wallets or a complete filing system would be needed. What makes this physically quick and efficient is the braille labelling of the pockets or dividers. I would go for numbers because they take up less space and you can update the register as and when things change but the labels don't change. If you are dealing with commercial documents in an office setting, I suggest you investigate Voiceye from Sight and Sound. This is about electronic labelling of hardcopy documentation. It also gives access to the contents. Karl Farrell -----Original Message----- From: Bcab [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Michael A. Ray Sent: 25 November 2012 15:38 To: BCAB Discussion List Subject: Re: [BCAB] Braille Demo Gun Gerard, I think you mean Braille 'DYMO' Gun rather than 'Demo' gun? I have one which I bought from the RNIB, but I have stopped using it because every time you press down to cut the tape, a small section of tape finds it's way into the insides of the gun. After a while these clog up the gun and the tape will no longer insert into the thing. It is possible to take the thing apart and empty the accumulated fragments of tape out, but that gets to be a drag after a while. Instead I use one of the metal things that the RNIB sell to Braille onto Dymo tape with my Perkins. The Braille is much more tactile than from a Dymo gun, but of course a Perkins isn't especially portable. Mike On 25/11/2012 14:49, Gerard Sadlier wrote: > Hi all, > > What is this, how does it work and where could I get one if I wanted it? > > Ger > -- Michael A. Ray Analyst/Programmer Witley, Surrey, South-east UK Ham Radio Callsign: G4XBF, licenced since 1982 Use the NVDA screen-reader, not Scientific, just Freedom -- 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.