[BCAB] Amedia Live

john gallagher john at pianotuner.plus.com
Tue Aug 9 11:24:53 BST 2016


yes interesting where you hold the device is vital with all this of course. because i have fibre optic hear it's very fast i must say. if i was in a cafae or some other eating place it could take 2 hours an excuse for a few beers then

----- Original Message -----
From: Sean Randall  <contact at seanrandall.me>
To: "'Bcab Discussion List'"  <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Date: Tuesday, 9 August 2016 11.21 am
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Amedia Live

>
>
> Hi John,
> 
> That's an interesting question. Camfind is used to ID the tins and such, yes?  So I suppose you have to work out  whether the time
> it takes to process the image and get you a result can be improved upon with Livereader.
> 
> Amusingly my partner was trying to ID a tin last week and got the "tomato" part of "beans in a tomato sauce", she was actually
> aiming for tomatoes!
> 
> I think I can shave at least 5 seconds off identifying a tin when using Livereader compared to tap tap see, but I've been using it
> for many, many different things now so am becoming quite proficient. 
> Sean.
> 
> ++
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> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of john gallagher
> Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2016. 10.59 AM 
> To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Amedia Live
> 
> hi sean would this be better than using the camfind for say doing the tins and jars. i understand it's difficult depending on which
> device one uses. cheers there
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Sean Randall  <contact at seanrandall.me>
> To: "'Bcab Discussion List'"  <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Date: Tuesday, 9 August 2016 10.36 am
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Amedia Live
> 
> >
> >
> > Jackie,
> > 
> > The problem with the RNIB recommending apps is that oftentimes people with more vision than others have a lot of say in the
> > choosing.  It's not a very well-described app either, it sounds as iff someone either sighted or with a lot of vision tried it out
> > first, or to be honest that they just read the copy online and went with that.
> > 
> > Personally I wouldn't be without the app now.  I use it on packets, jars, boxes, screens, signs and all sorts of things.  As I
> > mentioned earlier in the week I don't find it very helpful for documents directly, but it's great for me when it comes to food
> > expiration dates, setting the temperature on the air conditioning units at work or choosing the HDMI output on inaccessible TVs,
> all
> > the niggly little jobs where the time taken to "take picture" might be  a problem etc.  I do find it unfortunate that Apple's
> refund
> > policy isn't as wonderful as Googles, but  also think that we don't need yet another thread descending into anarchy about the best
> > mobile OS, ei...
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Sean.
> > 
> > 6!
> > Sean Randall
> > IT and Accessibility Specialist
> > Email ,c;ontact@,s;ean,r;andall.me
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> > 
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Jackie Brown
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2016. 10.25 AM 
> > To: 'Bcab Discussion List'
> > Subject: Re: [BCAB] Amedia Live
> > 
> > Thanks Richard, will do this when I get my bill Email which hasn't come
> > through yet.  I wouldn't bother if it were only a pound or two, but I don't
> > think this app is worth the money, and I am surprised even further that RNIB
> > has it as app of the month!
> > 
> > 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,i;d=136
> > Follow me on Twitter: @thebrownsplace
> > Skype: thejackmate
> > 
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Richard
> > Godfrey-McKay
> > Sent: 09 August 2016 10.10
> > To: 'Bcab Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> > Subject: Re: [BCAB] Amedia Live
> > 
> > Jackie, If you look at the e-mail confirming the purchase, you should have a
> > link called "report a problem".  
> > 
> > If you activate the link, you should be taken to a page with a combo box on
> > it which allows you to select the reason for the problem, and there's a box
> > where you can enter other comments.  Seems straightforward enough, but
> > haven't had my refund yet!
> > 
> > Richard
> > Richard Godfrey-McKay
> > Telephone: 01738-445 880
> > Mobile: 07791 452 593
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Jackie Brown
> > Sent: 09 August 2016 09.58
> > To: 'Bcab Discussion List'
> > Subject: Re: [BCAB] Amedia Live
> > 
> > Hi Richard
> > 
> > How do you do that, please?  It is something I have never done given that
> > apps I have tried before that haven't worked are cheap enough as a rule.
> > 
> > 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,i;d=136
> > Follow me on Twitter: @thebrownsplace
> > Skype: thejackmate
> > 
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Richard
> > Godfrey-McKay
> > Sent: 09 August 2016 09.42
> > To: 'Bcab Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> > Subject: Re: [BCAB] Amedia Live
> > 
> > Yes, I've asked for a refund.  Anyone know how long they take to process
> > requests?  
> > 
> > Richard
> > Richard Godfrey-McKay
> > Telephone: 01738-445 880
> > Mobile: 07791 452 593
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Jackie Brown
> > Sent: 09 August 2016 09.31
> > To: 'Bcab Discussion List'
> > Subject: [BCAB] Amedia Live
> > 
> > I bought this app last night following the various comments on and off list
> > about it.  I have to say, however, that I couldn't put hand on heart and
> > recommend it.  I appreciate it takes a lot of practice, and am prepared to
> > take that into account.  But it does a lot of beeping--which frankly drives
> > me round the bend--and does pick up text, but doesn't always read it that
> > well.  It seems to like objects rather than documentation, I find, such as
> > the washing-machine, or a computer keyboard.  It is very early days, but I'm
> > not overly impressed if I am being honest.  I turned off the beeping, but
> > unless it was me, I couldn't get much out of it when I did that.  I find I
> > can achieve much more with K-NFB Reader, but I will keep trying and see what
> > happens.  At the moment though, I find it a very irritating, time-consuming
> > process.
> > 
> > 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,i;d=136
> > Follow me on Twitter: @thebrownsplace
> > Skype: thejackmate
> > 
> > 
> > 
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