[sasi] just Poking My Nose In
brightstar123 at austin.rr.com
Tue Jan 26 00:53:35 GMT 2010
With the DBC, does it retain the text that is put into the device? With the
Screen Braille Communicator once you turned off the unit, the buffer is
cleared. So, With the DBC, can I save the info given me?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy Congdon" <unlikelypeople at gmail.com>
To: "'sasi, (sight and sound impaired) discussion list'" <sasi at acb.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2010 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: [sasi] just Poking My Nose In
> Hi Michelle,
> There are some situations where I can understand speech with just my
> aids, and others where I'm very glad to have the DBC. You can use the DBC
> for face-to-face conversations, SMS texting, TTY, and instant messaging
> Google Chat. It does seem to be pretty easy for a sighted person to use.
> When you hand a sighted person the DBC Companion, which is a modified cell
> phone with a tiny keyboard and a screen that shows the conversation you're
> having, it will show instructions for how to use it on the screen. It
> also voice a recorded message with the same instructions. For longer
> conversations, you can plug a USB keyboard into the back of the
> part of the DBC, and they can type more comfortably. I've used a
> and a Screen Braille Communicator before, and the DBC is much, much easier
> for everyone.
> One nice thing about the DBC is that you don't have to be a fast braille
> reader to use it; you can read what other people type at your own pace.
> Feel free to ask questions if you have them. Also, if you are interested
> the technical aspects of it, there is a useful but very busy e-mail list
> called DB-Techies, where deafblind people discuss technology.
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