[BCAB] Amedia Live

Jackie Brown jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 14:06:50 BST 2016


That is my feeling too.  Still, you don't know until you use it yourself how
it will work for you.  I'm not a fan at the moment, but I won't give up just
yet.

Kind Regards,

Jackie Brown
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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of paul leake
Sent: 09 August 2016 13:35
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Amedia Live

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

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.

Iain

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

Paul

-----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

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, either...



Sean.

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