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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

APH's Braille+ Mobile Manager Instruction Now a Hit on YouTube!

As you probably know, APH's Larry Skutchan has presented several webcasts on the APH Braille+ Mobile Manager - with more to come. These sessions are archived on our website.

Screen shot from one of Chase and LeAnna's videos

This very popular product has now found it's way to YouTube, thanks to an ingenious teacher and student.

Chase Crispin

Chase Crispin, a 5th grade student in Nebraska, enjoys working with his APH Braille+ Mobile Manager, teaching people about computers, and learning about new technological devices.

LeAnna MacDonald is a teacher of students with visual impairments, a low vision therapist, and an orientation and mobility specialist in the Omaha, Nebraska area.

Together, they have teamed up to bring us a series of short training sessions on the Braille+. Chase is the "on-air talent" and LeAnna serves as the "videographer."

By going to the first lesson, you will see the others listed as related videos.

Screen shot from one of Chase and LeAnna's videos
Screen shot from one of Chase and LeAnna's videos

The sessions available include:

  • (1) APH BraillePlus Mobile Manager: Installing the Battery
  • (2a) APH BraillePlus Mobile Manager:Part 1 Buttons & Keys
  • (2b) APH BraillePlus Mobile Manager:Part 2 Buttons&Keys
  • (3a) APH BraillePlus Mobile Manager: Setting the Time
  • (3b) APH BraillePlus Mobile Manager: Synchronizing
  • (4d), APH Braille+: Changes in Address Book

Chase is a natural who tells us that after this series is completed he plans to produce additional instructional videos on other APH products - and then work here someday.

You can view all nine videos at

You may contact LeAnna at

This information and the link to these sessions will be archived on our site.


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