On that note, I’m curious about braille output. I’m very familiar and comfortable with speech output from screen readers, but am less so with refreshable braille displays. Unfortunately, I don’t currently have access to a refreshable braille display (not that I could read it, even if I did), but that won’t stop me from learning about them online.
Things I accomplished
Watched on YouTube:
- Refreshable Braille Display and the iPad
- Refreshable Braille Display
What I learned today
- Refreshable braille displays come in many shapes and sizes, some with input options, too!
- Refreshable braille displays can be hooked up wirelessly, like to an iPad, but not all computers/devices support wireless connection.
- One-line braille displays can greatly limit how information is conveyed to a user; spatial information given in tables and charts can be especially challenging.
- Android support for Braille is BrailleBack.
- Braille comes in two forms: contracted and uncontracted. Contracted is more advanced and allows for shorthand, of sorts, like abbreviations and contractions.