[BCAB] BWBF launches Bumblebee

Graham Page gpage at useit.plus.com
Wed Jul 19 14:07:17 BST 2017

Hi all.
I trialled this last week but given that I had the unit and gave it back on Friday, this was clearly a trial that should have been done before.
The product was easy to use and it is indeed similar in concept to synaptic.
The you tap to select and tap once and hold to activate an item.
If what I used was the release version then there were a few rough edges.
When I get back next week I wi seek some clarification from bWFB before expressing my concerns.
I do agree with others here though that the  lack of accessibility   

of DAB is a big issue.
Also I want to find out if I was actually testing the latest version before commenting.
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> On 19 Jul 2017, at 09:40, Jackie Brown <jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't want to start bashing this as I haven't seen it.  But BWBF (British
> Wireless for the Blind Fund) has launched a Samsung tablet with locked
> proprietary software on it called Bumblebee.  Its yellow and black contrast
> with speech feedback allows you to enter a number of applications to listen
> to radio stations, podcasts, books, newspapers and other information.  It is
> only available on loan to those who "meet the criteria."
> This to me sounds like another Synaptic product with layered software over a
> Samsung tablet which cannot be unlocked.  I would just ask these questions:
> who comes up with the research stats for these kind of products?  Are these
> kind of devices as popular as our organisations seem to think?  Am I being
> too cynical?
> Kind regards,
> Jackie Brown
> Email: Jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com
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