[BCAB] Amedia Live

Sean Randall contact at seanrandall.me
Sun Aug 7 18:06:56 BST 2016


Hi,

Personally I love this app, but for different things.  I use KNFB for reading whole pages: letters, restaurant menus, cooking instructions.  It seems to me, purely on the basis of experimentation, that LiveReader captures a narrower focus.  I sort of picture KNFB doing the job of a flatbed scanner and Livereader  using a smaller aperture. I use LiveReader to pinpoint expiration dates on food, ratings of light bulbs and capacities of batteries, not to mention text on LED and LCD displays where KNFB seems less manageable.  I do turn off the vibrations and the still mode, and use it purely as a live camera system all the way.

HTh,

Sean.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Jackie Brown
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2016. 05:34 PM 
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Amedia Live

Hi Gena and Mo

That is helpful thanks.  I didn't want to buy another app doing practically the same thing, but when I read it has the real-time advantage, I wondered about taking the plunge.

Kind Regards,

Jackie Brown
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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Georgina Joyce
Sent: 07 August 2016 16:13
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Amedia Live

Hello Jackie,

I guess it was the VI phone list that had a lot of discussion about the app. I haven’t checked to see if it is correct but it was said to have the same OCR engine as KNFB. I quite like it myself. It has several features different to KNFB, to read my post. I use Live reader rather than KNFB. The whole experience just seems to be quicker. I would not like to respond to it’s worth because that is subjective.

HTH

Gena


> On 7 Aug 2016, at 15:35, Jackie Brown <jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Has anyone used this app, available in the App Store at £22?  Is it 
> worth the money?  It purports to scan in real-time, and appears to be 
> an RNIB recommendation.
> 
> Thoughts welcome, and apologies if this has already been discussed 
> that I might have missed.
> 
> Kind Regards,
> 
> Jackie Brown
> Emails: thebrownsplace at btinternet.com
> jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com
> jackie at thebrownsplace.info
> Check out my website: www.thebrownsplace.info Read my EyeWrite blog: 
> www.thebrownsplace.info/?page_id=136
> Follow me on Twitter: @thebrownsplace
> Skype: thejackmate
> 
> 
> 
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