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I like this idea, only I think it should be run by the government.
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||[+] Very good, except for the price! haha
||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.
||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
||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.