[Athen] Heard of the Index Braille products?

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Mon Nov 26 10:46:01 PST 2007


These are the embossers that we use in the California community colleges.
They do work with Duxbury. They are good embossers, although if anyone asks
me for my personal recommendation, I always suggest the Juliet Pro.

In particular, our campuses use the Index Basic-D. The major problems have
been with the paper feeding. Some of the campuses have had an issue with
that, and you sometimes have to tweak the cabinet hardware to resolve the

Here at the HTCTU, we also have the 4x4 Professional, which creates
booklets. The Braille is embossed on 11x17 inch paper and is folded into an
8.5x11 booklet. Braille users love the portability. I wouldn't recommend it
as the only embosser as it requires far more paper. For embossing small
things that students need to carry to class, however, it can't be beat!

Please let the person who is considering the purchase know that s/he can
contact me directly.

Gaeir (rhymes with "fire") Dietrich
High Tech Center Training Unit of the
California Community Colleges
De Anza College, Cupertino, CA


From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Heidi Scher
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 9:24 AM
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] Heard of the Index Braille products?

One of the other higher ed institutions in Arkansas is asking around about
this brailler. Is anyone familiar with it? I figured if anyone around has
heard of it, it would be someone in our great ATHENites!

Their specific questions:

It's very light, fairly small, but very fast for the price compared with
Enabling Technologies models. Could it be plastic--it's SO much lighter than
the ET models? Would it hold up over time? Would it work with Duxbury or
would the software that comes with it (from Sweden I presume) work? It's
quite a bit less expensive than the faster ET models, too.




http://www.indexbraille.com/ <blocked::http://www.indexbraille.com/>

Thanks for any thoughts you might have.



Heidi Scher, M.S., CRC

Interim Assistant Director

Center for Educational Access

University of Arkansas

1 University of Arkansas, ARKU 104
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-3104 (voice)
(479) 575-7445 (fax)
(479) 575-3646 (tdd)

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