There are many ways to use a Smart Phone to Work with DBT. These notes just mention a few.
Disclaimer: Readers should beware that "cloud computing" applications change often and without warning, so these instructions may no longer work exactly as presented after any such a change. Kindly use this page more as a source of inspiration than as an exact guide to functionality from a particular vendor. (Note: All logos shown below and products described are trademarked by their respective owners.)
These instructions allow you to scan a small section of text with your Smart Phone camera, have it converted to text, and subsequently load the text into DBT for braille production. These instructions use the Adobe ExportPDF software, which costs $20 annually for a license to produce a limited number of pages in a year.
There are quite a few suitable OCR applications on the iPhone. We have had a lot of good experience with ABBYY Finereader on a Windows computer. The same company offers ABBYY FineReader Touch for text recognition via an on-line OCR service on the iPhone.
Click here for a review. The cost is about 5 cents per page scanned, in lumps of $5-$10, and it produces files in an editable format (i.e. Microsoft Word files).
The iPhone is the most accessible Smart Phone made for the general market.
It directly connects with 40 different braille displays.
Duxbury DBT can translate from braille-to-print, from a DBT .dxb file to a DBT .dxp file. You can then export a DBT .dxp file to an Adobe PDF file (using, for example, Microsoft Word). The PDF file can be sent to your Android, iPhone, Kindle, or other mobile device. Click here for the details.
Once you have created the PDF, it is just a matter of using e-mail or a "cloud computing" application to share files from your non-mobile device to your mobile device. This can be Drop Box, Google Drive, or any other of the systems that exist to meet this need.