[BCAB] Amedia Live

paul leake paul.leake at ntlworld.com
Tue Aug 9 13:35:11 BST 2016

Yes Iain, it's giving an app some clear status in terms of 
accessibility if it is defined as app of the month.  Any app 
recommendation should differentiate between use was visually 
impaired people and totally blind people too as they are 
different audiences with differing needs.
Kind regards,


paul.leake at ntlworld.com

Twitter: @paulleake1

 ----- Original Message -----
From: Iain Lackie <ilackie at perth44.freeserve.co.uk
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
Date sent: Tue, 9 Aug 2016 13:24:14 +0100
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Amedia Live

I would have thought that if an app was app of the month that 
that was some kind of recommendation.


On 9 Aug 2016, at 11:30 am, Porter, Paul 
<Paul.Porter at rnib.org.uk> wrote:

As the team who choose app of the month, this is not correct.

We are all visually impaired.  Some users have had success with 
this app.

We aren't recommending apps but putting them out there for people 
to investigate.

We want this to be a two-way process and encourage users to 
submit apps for inclusion in app of the month.

This invariably doesn't happen.  If you have an app to share 
please email the Technology For Life Team tfl at rnib.org.uk

Sean's comments are exactly what we're looking for.

Looking forward to more app reviews


-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of 
Sean Randall
Sent: 09 August 2016 10:37
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Amedia Live


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 
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 
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, 
the niggly little jobs where the time taken to "take picture" 
might be  a problem etc.  I do find it unfortunate that Apple's 
policy isn't as wonderful as Googles, but  also think that we 
don't need yet another thread descending into anarchy about the 
mobile OS, either...



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