[BCAB] i phone

Graham Page gpage at useit.plus.com
Thu Apr 14 15:23:47 BST 2011


how did you get to the search box to do this?  i know there is a search box
at the top of the web page but I thought this was for google search.  you
can press home and get to an iphone search but is there a way of just
searching the current page?

Regards

Graham 

Graham Page
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Fax:  0870 706 2773
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-----Original Message-----
From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
On Behalf Of Martin Roberts
Sent: 14 April 2011 07:05
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] i phone

Hi Graham

Searching for words on a web pages should be supported in the latest
version of voiceover. Not perfect but it did work when I tried it.

Thanks
 

-----Original Message-----
From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk
[mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Graham Page
Sent: 14 April 2011 00:17
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] i phone

Hi Jackie.

>From my own perspective, and I have not yet been using the IPhone for 2
weeks yet, I have got some of the concepts sorted out and the
flexibility in typing method as well as being able to left and right
click is great.  The rotor gesture takes some getting used to however.
With many of the concepts it's just a case of getting speed up and being
able to write texts without having to think too much.  That will take
some time.

If you want to keep messages contacts and the like organised, deleteing
things you don't want this is a little tricky since you can't just
delete a message as you come to it and deleting a contact also looks
tricky.  You have to effectively mark messages for deletion and delete
them later but you have to press a button at the top of the screen
called edit.  A touch screen button I mean not a physical one.  So you
get to the button and then find a message to delete.  You can't read the
message at this point to check you want to delete it.

I think you can delete a message from within it but it all just seems a
bit slow.  I've said hhere I'd like some sort of accessible context menu
here.
I think it's available if voiceover is off but I don't know how to get
to it and use it while voiceover is running.  

I am not that happy with the web browsing.  Pages load nice and quickly
but you get no info about the page when it loads and I don't think you
can search for words.  I'm generally finding navigation of websites
ponderous .
I find that the new scroll method of 4 fingers on the top or 4 finger on
the bottom of the screen is also a bit hit and miss.

I really appreciate the lowering of sound volume so you can hear speech
and I generally enjoy the challenge of getting to grips with the ifone
but that's no help when you want to make an urgent call or do something
quickly without  delay or much thought.

Regards

Graham

Graham Page
Mobile: 07753 607980
Fax:  0870 706 2773
Email: gpage at useit.plus.com
MSN: gabriel_mcbird at hotmail.com
Skype: gabriel_mcbird


-----Original Message-----
From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk
[mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
On Behalf Of Jackie Cairns
Sent: 13 April 2011 13:12
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] i phone

Hi Eddie

Tiddy has hit the nail on the head.  It is possible, I'm a new iPhone
user and have no sight.  But I must admit I sometimes explode and want
to throw it somewhere far away.  I got an iPod Touch just before my
iPhone, and I prefer it to be honest.  The iPod Touch is exactly the
same but without the phone component.  I often have difficulty answering
the phone when it rings, even though I'm doing the double two-finger
tap.  I refuse to go back now completely, but I've always got another
Nokia handset with Talks in reserve with all my contacts on it in case
that iPhone of mine comes to a sad end!
(smile).  Seriously, all I'm saying light-heartedly is that it's ok, but
difficult at the beginning, and I'm getting there, albeit slowly.  Lots
of fellow list users will tell you similar stories, that you get used to
the concept, but it is a steep learning curve if you have no sight at
all.

Good luck.

Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns
J&M Work-Ability

jandm at work-ability.co.uk
www.work-ability.co.uk
-----Original Message-----
From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk
[mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
On Behalf Of Tiddy Ogg
Sent: 13 April 2011 09:49
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] i phone

Edward, a lot of people on this list will tell you that it is indeed
possible, but it's not easy, so wait for the replies and prepare for a
steep learning curve.
Good luck.



-----Original Message-----
From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk
[mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
On Behalf Of Edward Richard
Sent: 13 April 2011 09:36
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] i phone

I currently have a mobile with speech which allows me to send and
receive texts and calls. However, i would like to access the internet
via a mobile.
Is it possible for a blind person to do this? Regards Eddie   

-----Original Message-----
From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk
[mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
On Behalf Of LaMcAs
Sent: 12 April 2011 23:20
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] i phone

Richard

What is it exactly you want to know?

Larry & Flax GD (Guide Dog)
& Elliot RTG (Retired Guide Dog)
London, UK


-----Original Message-----
From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk
[mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
On Behalf Of Edward Richard
Sent: 12 April 2011 23:06
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: [BCAB] i phone

Can anyone help me with information about the I phone. Regards Edward
Richard 

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