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

Steve Nutt steve at comproom.co.uk
Tue Feb 18 21:22:32 GMT 2014


Hi,

And speech is not built into Android, is that what you're saying?  Course it
is.

All the best

Steve

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Iain Lackie
Sent: 17 February 2014 17:28
To: sandragayer7 at gmail.com; BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Sandra's thinking of taking the touch screen plunge!

I had to make this leap last year. I opted for the iPhone and haven't 
regretted it. In my case, it was an iPhone 5. The onscreen keyboard took a 
bit of getting used to. However, with the Fleksy app, my typing has speeded 
up greatly. I can't comment on Android phones as I have never used one. 
However, I think that the fact that speech is built into the Apple OS is a 
definite plus point.

Iain

-----Original Message----- 
From: Sandra Gayer
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2014 12:59 PM
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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