The name is somewhat misleading, but during a conversation about Braille note takers, Nocturnus told me that he actually thought their advantage over netbooks was that he felt he could probably type faster using grade 2 braille instead of a querty keyboard on a netbook. The conversation quickly shifted and I put together a small program to simulate a brailler. You use keys S, D, F, J, K, L to serve as the 6 keys on a brailler. Press Shift as backspace, Spacebar as space, Enter to save the line, Z to mute or unmute key announcements, and C to hear the current sentence being read.
I'm posting this here just to get some people's feedback on the idea. For the moment it works with grade 1 braille, and grade 2 braille but for the numbers only. Each time you press enter, the stuff you just finished typing is stored on the clipboard, so you can use paste to put it somewhere else as actual text. In addition to the clipboard, a file called output.txt stores everything you've written since starting up the program. When you start up the program again though, it clears that file.