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[BCAB] Re Guardian Article Sent by Colin Haward Gerard Sadlier (31 Dec 2012 15:03 GMT)
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Re: [BCAB] Re Guardian Article Sent by Colin Haward Graham Page 31 Dec 2012 17:34 GMT

I think the idea of Braille being more intrusive is completely wrong.  It's
probably as good a way of taking notes as there is because, using modern
note takers, the Braille displays and keyboards are fairly quiet.

I imagine if you do any job where you need to use headphones to listen for
something such as when you are a broadcaster, then Braille is extremely
useful as it leaves your ears open to doing other things.  This is not to
say that you can't do any job if you don't use or can't use Braille, but if
you can use Braille it is helpful   and not intrusive.

I think the issue about headphones is dependent on what you use.  If you use
a small ear phone e.g. one that hooks over your ear, then you can still hear
what is going on around you yet you can use the speech output as required.
Again, if you can use it, Braille is preferred because you don't need any
speech or headphones but if you don't use Braille a discrete earphone is
fine.  You don't need a full closed back pair of cans just to listen to your
netbook speaking to you though!

Cheers

Graham

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Sue & Ian
Sent: 31 December 2012 17:05
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Re Guardian Article Sent by Colin Haward

Hi, If I am in a meeting and need to take notes, I think using an earpiece
is far better than the intrusive sound of a screen reader. Some people like
myself are either not very good at braille or don't use it at all. Best
wishes to everyone for the new Year and thanks to everyone for the
invaluable information I get from this list. Susan Jones
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerard Sadlier" <gerard.sadlier@gmail.com>
To: <bcab@lists.bcab.org.uk>
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2012 3:03 PM
Subject: [BCAB] Re Guardian Article Sent by Colin Haward

> Hi all
>
> Thanks to Collin for a most interesting article.
>
> I want to pick up on one point in the article, where one of the
> contributers suggests that it's rude to ware headphones at a meeting.
>
> I have to say that I do this all the time, usually because it's my job
> to take a note of what's being said.
>
> I use the small in ear headphones.
>
> I also have my laptop, on which I take notes (and on occasion do other
> stuff) and essentially I was wondering if others take a view on this
> matter.
>
> I'm not sure that braille would really be less obtrusive.
>
> N.B. this is not a braille good speech bad or vice versa issue, I'm
> looking for views on this specific point.
>
> G
>
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