[BCAB] any mobile app developers here?

Steve Nutt steve at comproom.co.uk
Mon Feb 18 14:26:20 GMT 2013


So what is this app your daughter is using?  Let me know and I'll check it
out for accessibility.

All the best


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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of
lsmithso at hare.demon.co.uk
Sent: 16 February 2013 15:56
To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
Subject: Re: [BCAB] any mobile app developers here?

There is already an Android app that shows real time bus info, at
least for London.  It uses GPS to work out what bus stop you're at. an
the TfL online real time bus API to work out when the next bus is
due. I don't know if its accessable, but my sighted daughter swears by

A while ago I tried reading my Oyster card with the NFC reader on my
Nexus. The card was encrypted and I got no useful info from it. If
you're BI and live in London, you probably have a Freedom Pass so
journey tracking is moot.

I've not come across any tactile visualizers,  but I did find a sonic
one. It converts the camera images to stereo polyphonic sounds so you
get some idea of what's in front of you. I wouldn't trust it for
anything, but its fun to play with.

I rediscovered Google Goggles the other day. Its now accessable and is
really good at finding and recognising bar codes, logos and labels. It
claims it can recognize landmarks and works of art too. I wonder if it
would recognize a bus?

Les Smithson

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