[BCAB] Really useful skills on the Amazon Echo

David Reynolds david at dkreynolds.plus.com
Fri Mar 9 22:52:41 GMT 2018


Clive,


Claire could do a full length demo, and you could mention it in the 
podcast with the relevant link?


David.


On 09-Mar-18 8:51 PM, Clive Lever wrote:
> Hi Claire,
>
> Anything that anyone finds useful because it makes it easier for them to do something in the home is worth considering. As you say though, I don't know how you would summarise a twenty minute workout into one item of several in a five-minute podcast item. If anyone has any ideas on that, please write to me privately.
>
> Thanks,
> Clive
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Claire Potter [mailto:claire.potter99 at gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, March 9, 2018 5:39 PM
> To: Jackie Brown
> Cc: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Really useful skills on the Amazon Echo
>
> Haha, it's really good, and afterwards I always feel like I've done a workout, so it's one to think about for sure, it's quite hard to describe it unless I do an audio demo of it!
>
> Thanks, Claire Sent from my Braillenote touch Android tablet On 9 Mar 2018 14:15, Jackie Brown <jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks Claire, nor did I.  Time for some real torture I think!
>>
>> Kind regards,
>>
>> Jackie Brown
>> Email: Jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com
>> Check out my website: www.thebrownsplace.info Follow me on Twitter:
>> @thebrownsplace Skype name: thejackmate
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Steve Nutt [mailto:steve at comproom.co.uk]
>> Sent: 09 March 2018 14:12
>> To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>; 'Clive Lever'
>> <clive.lever1955 at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Really useful skills on the Amazon Echo
>>
>> Wow Claire, thanks.  I didn't know about that one.  I'll investigate.
>>
>> All the best
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Claire Potter <claire.potter99 at gmail.com>
>> Sent: 09 March 2018 14:10
>> To: Clive Lever <clive.lever1955 at gmail.com>
>> Cc: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Really useful skills on the Amazon Echo
>>
>> Hi Clive, I find myself using a skill called My workouts quite a lot,
>> purely because it is fully audio based and it means that I can have
>> custom made workouts in the comfort of my home and still keep fit, it
>> asks for some details about your fitness level, then based on the
>> details you give it creates a 20 minute workout, then at the end of
>> each workouts she asks whether you found the workout too hard, too
>> easy, or just right. If you need a description of an exercise you say
>> help and she gives a very detailed description of how you do the
>> exercise.   Would you be interested in that at all?
>>
>> Thanks, Claire Sent from my Braillenote touch Android tablet On 9 Mar
>> 2018 13:33, Clive Lever <clive.lever1955 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> There have been some comments to the effect that the skills
>>> highlighted in the weekly 'what's new in Alexa" emails are mainly
>>> too trivial. It's a shame thatthey don't include more Skills which
>>> are of particular value to us as blind and partially-sighted people.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> So, if you have any favourite, genuinely useful skills to alert us
>>> to, please write on or off-list. I plan to think of ways the best of
>>> them could be included in an item, possibly a regular feature on our
>>> podcast. If you can send audio files of you actually calling up your
>>> favourite ones, so much the better. Those would be best sent
>>> off-list
>> though.
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Clive
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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