[BCAB] BWBF launches Bumblebee

Steve Markham steve.j.markham at gmail.com
Wed Jul 19 14:59:28 BST 2017


Didn't pure make one years back?

Steve Markham

> On 19 Jul 2017, at 14:53, Clive Lever <clive.lever1955 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> And we need to remember that it's not just about knowing what station you
> are on. With many music stations not having DJ's back-announcing each track,
> you can often get the title and artist on screen. It's ironic, that if I
> hear a song on the radio and want to identify it, I then get Siri to tell me
> what it is.
> 
> Best,
> Clive
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Graham Page
> Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 2:07 PM
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] BWBF launches Bumblebee
> 
> 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.
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> 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
>> Check out my website: www.thebrownsplace.info Follow me on Twitter: 
>> @thebrownsplace Skype name: thejackmate
>> 
>> 
>> 
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