Using Braille Keyboard for iPad

Braille on Apple Products
My youngest daughter has low vision, and we are exploring options for note-taking, writing documents, etc. She is fluent in Braille. I know that iPad has the capability to output information to a Bluetooth-enabled refreshable Braille display (such as the Focus 40 Blue), but can these displays (that have Braille keys) also be used to write to documents in applications such as Pages or Evernote? Thanks in advance for help!



Submitted by Tom on Friday, September 9, 2011

I had success with several braille displays. i use it for reading and taking notes even at longer meetings.

Submitted by KShipp on Friday, September 9, 2011

In reply to by Tom

Thanks for your quick reply, Tom. Can you tell me which displays you have had success with?

Submitted by Sean Terry on Friday, September 9, 2011

In reply to by KShipp

Hi, I use the APH Refreshabraile braille display. it is 18 cells, and quite small in size. the keys are about half the size of a normal braille notetaker's keys. I can write in either contracted or uncontracted braille in any app that allows text input. I do hope this helps. Take care and be safe. Talk soon.

Submitted by Niral on Sunday, July 29, 2012

In reply to by Tom

Hi is there any way of saving where you left off while reading with a braille display?  When ever I am reading and the screen locks, I have to find my spot again.  Thanks.  Also is there a way to find a particular text or word while searching in a large document?  It would be like doing a control F. with Jaws.