[BCAB] Sandra's thinking of taking the touch screen plunge!

Neela neela4 at btinternet.com
Mon Feb 17 17:45:38 GMT 2014

I love my Apple devices also and have no plans to move to Android.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris H" <christopherh40 at gmail.com>
To: "BCAB Discussion List" <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2014 4:44 PM
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Sandra's thinking of taking the touch screen plunge!

>I concur. I started out with Apple and so will be staying with them. You 
>can also buy directly from an Apple store or reseller and if you're not 
>satisfied you can always return it for a full refund within 30 days.
> Regards Chris
> On 17/02/2014 13:44, Jackie Brown wrote:
>> Hi Sandra
>> I think some of it depends on what you start with.  I prefer Apple, but I
>> learnt to master it first.  I also believe the Apple experience is 
>> simpler
>> from scratch to learn, but that is why I say it depends on what you start
>> with.  There is something about using Android that just isn't as
>> straightforward, but I can't quite explain why!
>> I know Steve will berate me, but I can only speak as I find.  I don't 
>> want
>> to down Android over Apple, there are good things with both, but I am 
>> just
>> more comfortable with iOS.
>> As for a Braille display, I have tried a few with my iOS devices now, 
>> just
>> to see how they compare.  Having seen the Hims Braille Edge 40, I really
>> like it, but you may want something smaller.  It all depends on your 
>> budget
>> and circumstances.
>> If I were you, I would get as much hands-on as possible.  I know it is
>> difficult visiting Apple Stores with all the background noise going on 
>> when
>> you are trying to play with an iPhone for the first time, but it is still
>> worth doing this if you can.  It would also be a good idea to contact the
>> various Braille display vendors to get a few demonstrations organised.
>> Good luck.
>> Kind regards,
>> Jackie Brown
>> Twitter: @thebrownsplace
>> Skype: Thejackmate
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Sandra 
>> Gayer
>> Sent: 17 February 2014 13:00
>> To: BCAB Discussion List
>> Subject: [BCAB] Sandra's thinking of taking the touch screen plunge!
>> Hello everyone,
>> I'm sorry if this seems like this question is being asked too often
>> but I'm thinking about keeping my Nokia C5 as a back-up and taking the
>> final step towards a smartphone.
>> I've been looking into IPhone versus Android and I like theIPhone
>> because the speech and accessible applications seem to be further
>> developed than the latter. (Please tell me if I'm wrong about this).
>> Apple's Braille support seems to be more sound, (they have key strokes
>> listed and I haven't found this with my Android research).
>> Apple seem to be selling 4S 5S and 5C. I don't want to start an
>> argument but, from the Blind perspective, what's the difference apart
>> from different numbers and letters? Does IOS 7 have a good or bad
>> impact on Voiceover or Braille Displays?
>> I've been looking into Braille Displays as well and like the sound of
>> the Braille Pen 12 Touch. Does anyone have any experience with it and,
>> if so, how durable is it? Would anyone recommend one Braille Display
>> in conjunction with a touch screen mobile device over another?
>> I apologise for all these questions just before lunch!
>> Very best wishes,
>> Sandra.
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