[BCAB] RNIB's talking news papers navigating content

Derek Hornby derek.hornby_uk at btopenworld.com
Wed May 14 20:31:31 BST 2014


Hi  Tiddy 
I think  that's one  advantage of emailed news papers.
It's much  quicker, and easier, to  check email Compared to  checking a
web site.


I used to  read   news papers with a-technic news reader.
Derek

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Tiddy Ogg
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 8:15 PM
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] RNIB's talking news papers navigating content


Derek, since the original debacle I have found that generally the html 
versions  on the web are easier to navigate using Jaws jumping from 
heading to heading, and I'm sure the other options, if they work, have 
advantages for people with mobile phones or Kindles and the like.
I have been able to look at many magazines I'd never have considered.
The downside is that the 2 newspapers I used to get by e-mail are the 
only ones, it seems, that now appear far later than the e-mails used to 
and I have to waste time continually going back to see if they are 
available.  eg the Southern Daily Echo usually came in by e-mail at spot 
on 10 am, now it's not available until the evening.



On 14/05/2014 19:36, Derek Hornby wrote:
> As I understand it  they (RNIB) will offer
> A choice  html  or text.
> What is the main  advantage to  choose html?
>
> With the old set-up  all  emails were  text Not html.
>
>   I truly  don't  understand why  the need for all the
> Changes. Surely  it's easy  to  copy  from one server to another.
> Is it  not!
>
> Derek
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Tiddy Ogg
> Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 6:28 PM
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] RNIB's talking news papers navigating content
>
>
>
> With the html version of the Radio Guide, there are a lot of ascii codes
> scattered about.
> You get =20 which represents a space, for example, which, as you say, is
> very irritating.
>
> On 14/05/2014 17:49, Wendy Sharpe wrote:
>> Joe
>>
>> If you are incompetent I am a total dunderhead.  I haven't tried your
>> particular paper, but I do notice that there are lots of strange
> characters
>> in the text which make it rather irritating to read.  I tried BBC Music
>> Magazine, and first saved the plain text version.  Finding these
> characters
>> I then opened the HTML version, only to find it is the same.  I didn't
>> subscribe to the audio versions previously, so I don't know what they are
>> like.  If anyone does, is the reading ok?
>>
>> Wendy
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Joe Paton
>> Sent: 14 May 2014 17:43
>> To: British computer society of the blindBcab
>> Subject: [BCAB] RNIB's talking news papers navigating content
>>
>> 			Hello,
>>
>> I'm having trouble navigating the independent from the new
> RNIBnass.cloudapp
>> site.
>>
>> The page numbers links, and links to articles do not take the browser to
> the
>> places on the paper that I believe they should move to.
>>
>> I've tried with IE and Firefox, and a couple of screen readers, but the
> lack
>> of navigation is, quite reliable.
>> I haven't tried the epub version or mobi, I'd quite like the html content
> to
>> work as expected.
>> Anybody having similar difficulty?
>> or am I quite alone with my own incompetence?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Joe
>>
>>
>> --
>> Joe Paton <joe at vi-ability.demon.co.uk>
>>
>>
>


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