[BCAB] Can IPhone do the following
christopherh40 at gmail.com
Mon May 13 12:25:29 BST 2013
Kate, I have not experienced this on my iPhone. With the 4 and later,
the person at the other end cannot hear what you are doing. The
VoiceOver speech is not picked up by the microphone unlike the iPhone
3Gs. Hope this is what you were after.
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On 12/05/2013 23:37, Kate Harrington wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> Does that mean that the people you are talking to can hear what you are
> looking up or are writing before you tell them?
> It sounds like you need to use the phone on speaker, which might also
> mean that anyone else near you would hear what the person you were
> talking to was saying.
> I have used my phone on speaker before when I want someone with me to
> hear the conversation, but I have been advised that listening to a call
> on speaker phone makes the call echo and can interfere with clarity
> because as one person speaks it cuts off the other person so that parts
> of the conversation are missed by both parties, this doesn't happen when
> the phone is used off speaker phone.
> This happens when I use my mobile or when I use my landline on speaker
> phone, I don't know whether it also applies to using an IPhone.
> Thanks. Kate
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris H" <christopherh40 at gmail.com>
> To: "BCAB Discussion List" <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2013 11:12 PM
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can IPhone do the following
>> Well I am blind with light perception and I use VoiceOver totally on
>> the iPone. I can use the phone so to speak in a call providing I move
>> my phone away from the ear. This activates the proximity sensor which
>> activates the speakerphone required for VoiceOver use in a call. I do
>> have a keyboard but I soly rely on the touch screen. As for text
>> scanning I cannot comment personally but there's been excellent
>> reviews lately of apps such as Talking Goggles, Tap Tap See, etc etc.
>> E-mail and Facebook:
>> challsworth2 at sky.com
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>> On 12/05/2013 22:18, Kate Harrington wrote:
>>> I've recently joined BCAB, and am considering buying an IPhone because
>>> my E72 is rapidly oxidising due to an unintended bath.
>>> I use my phone in the following way, and wonder whether I will be able
>>> to do so with the IPhone.
>>> While in a call, I can look up info from my contacts, where I keep all
>>> sorts of stuff like my card numbers, pin numbers, etc - all data which
>>> would make it very dangerous for me if my phone was lost or stolen. I
>>> can read out whatever the person on the other end wants to know, I can
>>> write info they give me, insert calendar entries, read and write text
>>> messages, and do it efficiently so the person I'm talking to doesn't
>>> have to wait for ages. If they had to wait for ages it would cost me too
>>> much and I would have found another way of storing and giving
>>> information, but the phone as one piece of equipment suits me fine,
>>> despite the worries others have about the security issues. It also has a
>>> text scanner that I can use to read letters.
>>> I am totally blind, and find that the TALKS on the E72 is very quick and
>>> accurate, and I would love to be able to use the IPhone in the ways I
>>> now use the E72.
>>> I know there will be many other advantages to having an IPhone. One
>>> being the SatNav. I don't know if that can do all that the Trekker can,
>>> but if so it will be nice to lose one piece of equipment.
>>> Any info you can give me about how you use your IPhone would be useful.
>>> Do you use it without any sight? Do you use a keyboard for anything? Are
>>> their things you can't do with the IPhone if you are using a keyboard?
>>> I've read the comparison between an IPhone and an Android model, I was
>>> considering a Galaxy s4, none of the pro or con points about either
>>> phone mentioned using the phones, in the way I do, during a call, or if
>>> mention was made I don't remember it.
>>> Thanks. Kate
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Griffith"
>>> <d.griffith at btinternet.com>
>>> To: "'BCAB Discussion List'" <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>>> Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2013 8:50 PM
>>> Subject: [BCAB] Android Tablet
>>>> Would anybody be able to recommend a good android tablet? My daughter
>>>> one for a further 3 years of University so a good robust model would be
>>>> Accessibility is not a priority as she is sighted but durability for
>>>> over a few years would be good.
>>>> She will have needs for Web, word processing Email and multimedia,
>>>> I have offered the option of iPad but she prefers not to go the Apple
>>>> She already has an android phone.
>>>> Thanks for any recommendations.
>>>> David Griffith
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