[BCAB] Day 2 Nexus - Three Cheers for Eloquence

Eleanor Martha Burke eleanormarthaburke at gmail.com
Fri May 30 17:04:58 BST 2014


Thanks Jackie and Muz, pity we don't have it on Apple.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "M Lakhani" <muzz.lakhani at googlemail.com>
To: "BCAB Discussion List" <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Day 2 Nexus - Three Cheers for Eloquence


> It's £15 from the Google Play Store  Eleanor. :)
> HTH
> Muzz
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On 30 May 2014, at 15:49, "Eleanor Martha Burke" 
>> <eleanormarthaburke at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> How much is it Jackie?
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie Brown" 
>> <thebrownsplace at btinternet.com>
>> To: "'BCAB Discussion List'" <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>> Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 1:10 PM
>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Day 2 Nexus - Three Cheers for Eloquence
>>
>>
>> Thanks for that.  I now have Eloquence on my Nexus 7, but I can't find it 
>> on
>> my S4 Mini in Android, Settings, Accessibility, and Text-To-Speech 
>> Output.
>> Can you put it on more than one device?
>>
>>
>> Kind regards,
>>
>> Jackie Brown
>> Twitter: @thebrownsplace
>> Skype: Thejackmate
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of M Lakhani
>> Sent: 30 May 2014 12:39
>> To: BCAB Discussion List
>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Day 2 Nexus - Three Cheers for Eloquence
>>
>> You may also be surprised to learn that you can even buy stuff for your
>> Android devices using iOS or MacOS. The process is exactly the same as 
>> David
>> G described it on a PC. In fact, any browser is capable of accessing the
>> PlayStore.
>> Also, since we have a few Mac users with Androids, there's a free app 
>> called
>> Android File Transfer (not on the AppStore, but downloadable from Safari)
>> which is accessible & simple to use. The purpose of this app is to drag &
>> Drop stuff to/from your Android to your Mac. I find this very useful 
>> since
>> I've now got a sufficient mechanism for comparing prices for music, 
>> books,
>> films & TV shows on iTunes & GooglePlay for the best deal out there.
>> Enjoy!
>>
>> HTH
>> Muzz
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>>
>>>> On 30 May 2014, at 10:56, "Jackie Brown" 
>>>> <thebrownsplace at btinternet.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi David
>>>
>>> Off to try it now.  I did buy a few things for my Nexus, but that was 
>>> over
>> a
>>> year ago.  I have deleted that account and have a new one in my new
>> married
>>> name.
>>>
>>>
>>> Kind regards,
>>>
>>> Jackie Brown
>>> Twitter: @thebrownsplace
>>> Skype: Thejackmate
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David
>>> Griffith
>>> Sent: 30 May 2014 10:51
>>> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
>>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Day 2 Nexus - Three Cheers for Eloquence
>>>
>>> I think the crucial first step is that you must have acquired an app, 
>>> any
>>> app even a free one, on your Nexus itself.  This is why I asked my 
>>> sighted
>>> help to get Firefox off the Play Store whilst setting the device up for
>> me.
>>> After that it is easy, at least it was for me this morning.
>>>
>>> David Griffith
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Jackie
>> Brown
>>> Sent: 30 May 2014 10:38
>>> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
>>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Day 2 Nexus - Three Cheers for Eloquence
>>>
>>> Hi David
>>>
>>> I am today going to purchase ETI Eloquence for my Nexus 7 tablet and
>>> Telorion handset, but I didn't know you could purchase it on the PC. 
>>> That
>>> in itself is an attraction right away as I need to update my credit card
>>> details in the Play Store, (smile).
>>>
>>> I am glad you are getting on with the Nexus ok.  I have more incentive 
>>> to
>> go
>>> to Android with Telorion.  It makes a world of difference to copy and
>> paste
>>> by linking either of the devices up to the computer as external drives,
>> and
>>> not need iTunes!
>>>
>>> But I like iOS too, they are different, but just as useful.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Kind regards,
>>>
>>> Jackie Brown
>>> Twitter: @thebrownsplace
>>> Skype: Thejackmate
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David
>>> Griffith
>>> Sent: 30 May 2014 09:35
>>> To: BCAB Discussion List
>>> Subject: [BCAB] Day 2 Nexus - Three Cheers for Eloquence
>>>
>>> ON day 2 of Nexus ownership  and things are starting to look up.
>>>
>>> I went onto the Google Play store and was able to buy, on my PC, the ETI
>>> Eloquence Speech Engine for £15. Despite buying it on the PC rather than
>> the
>>> Nexus itself, Almost instantly,  ETI Eloquence appeared as an app on my
>>> Nexus.
>>> Launching the app was straightforward and within seconds Eloquence was 
>>> my
>>> default voice  and speaking. Setup was simple and straightforward. I 
>>> liked
>>> the fact that I did not have to search for any settings in Accessibility
>> on
>>> the Nexus etc., it was all handled by the app in a couple of questions
>> which
>>> you simply needed to confirm.
>>>
>>> I think there were some early licencing issues on early version of the
>>> engine for the Nexus 7 but this updated version appears to have 
>>> installed
>>> without issue on my machine.
>>> It might be an illusion but the Nexus already seems more responsive to 
>>> me
>>> with Eloquence working at a faster rate. It is probably just about
>>> familiarity though. The device definitely seems more attractive to me 
>>> with
>>> an old friend of my standard preferred TTS engine voice to help me 
>>> along.
>>>
>>> Given how getting Eloquence onto iOS or Mac OS  seems a futile dream 
>>> which
>>> has preoccupied  many list discussions I have seen the ease with which
>> this
>>> has apparently been achieved on the Android platform is very 
>>> encouraging.
>>>
>>> Specialist Access Providers have got some stick in the past but Code
>> Factory
>>> appeared to have provided genuine useful value to us here.
>>>
>>> Regards
>>>
>>> David Griffith
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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