You want to type in braille on your IOS device without having to drag out a braille display to do it? Looking for an app that lets you do it in contracted braille as well as uncontracted braille? Well I might have an app for you.
MBraille allows you to type the braille dots that make up a character or contraction right on the glass of their IOS device. There are two versions of this app. The free version allows one to type in braille, edit the text and send the text as a tweet or text message. The pro version costs 30 dollars. Now you might say that is a high price to pay for one app, but it gives one a lot of features. These features include: sending e-mails, update their facebook status, setup calendar appointments, call a contact or phone number, Skype someone, do Google searches, and enter web addresses. In order to do this one will do a swipe down to make a new line. Next the person would enter a period followed by the command. Then do a new line again and the action will be carried out. These commands are called dot commands. So one can perform all of these functions without leaving the app. In addition if one presses the home button the text that has been written out will be copied to the clipboard.
Accessibility Rating: 4 Hats Completely accessible
Price at time of review: $30
Platform: Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 6.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
I currently use the app to write out my text messages. I find the on screen keyboard for typing to be a slow process and Seri does not always get what I say correctly. I also use the app to do my Google searches I like that I can perform many actions in one app.
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