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BrailleNote Touch & Google Docs Rock!

posted Nov 2, 2016, 7:31 AM by Christopher McCaffrey   [ updated Nov 2, 2016, 7:32 AM ]
Jazlaya is in third grade at Whitfield Elementary, and if you are ever lucky enough to meet her, you know she's one special kid. Jazlaya is not defined by her visual impairment, and meeting her once is evidence enough that she affects everyone she interacts with, by her contagious laughter, positive outlook on life, and quick wittiness. This year, Jazlaya was lucky enough to pilot the BrailleNote Touch, which combines the simplicity and accessibility of a Braille note taker with the power, efficiency, and collaboration capabilities of a modern tablet. 
Leveraging the BrailleNote Touch, a new tool for people with visual impairments, and the collaborative power of Google Docs; Jazlaya is able to not only work on school documents with ease and communicate with emails in conversations with teachers and students, but also the teachers have the ability to watching Jazlaya's school work happen in real-time if needed. 
See the short video below to see Jazlaya working on a Google Document that her teacher, Anna Ackley, can see in real-time as she types!

Jazlaya & her BrailleNote Touch

BrailleNote Touch