Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
Professional croissant on closed course. Do not attempt.

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.

user:
pass:
register,


             

Braille Typing Stickers School

Hunt and peck no more young friends
  (+7)
(+7)
  [vote for,
against]

Learn how to type and read braille. Put clear braille stickers on your keyboard and learn to type by feel. Purchasable from amazon for twenty bucks.
leinypoo13, Dec 07 2013

Braille keyboard stickers http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001BPYJQO
[JesusHChrist, Dec 09 2013]

Typability http://www.yesacces...om/typeability.html
Teaches you how to type by synthesized voice. [JesusHChrist, Dec 09 2013]

MetaTexterface MetaTexterface
[JesusHChrist, Dec 09 2013]

[link]






       [+] Very good, except for the price! haha
xandram, Dec 09 2013
  

       Should be integrated into all keyboards really. Wouldn't cost much. Children would grow up with ingrained familiarity with the system, which would be good, and I wouldn't need to by a fancy backlit- keyboard equipped laptop for trying in the dark.
bs0u0155, Dec 09 2013
  

       Braille keyboard stickers are good for people who have lost their sight later in life, after they learned to type, and who don't have access to a keyboard with JAWS or NVDA, the free screen reader. But this is a relatively small group of people now that the open source NVDA is free.   

       Another Braille learning trick (that is much more expensive) is having the screen reader say the Braille words as you run your finger across a refreshable Braille display like the Focus 40 Blue which is several thousands of dollars. I have heard that one of the displays, it might be the Focus, has a Braille learning mode that does just this. So I don't understand why it is that this method of learning Braille is not more implemented, except that the blind kids who need it the most are in situations where they can't afford the Braille displays. Ah we'll I guess it will all trickle down eventually.   

       I have an idea on here somewhere which I don't think has been implemented and which extends that idea to text-to- speech, so that a reader could run their finger across the iPad screen and have the text spoken to them at the speed they are running their finger. It would be sort of like Braille for learning disabilities.
JesusHChrist, Dec 09 2013
  
      
[annotate]
  


 

back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle