[access-uk] Re: Accessibilty and the iPad: First Impressions | ATMac

Hi james,

Yeah if you either hold down the menu key for 2 seconds thens croll up and
down the taskbar, select the app you want to bring into focus.  Or Nokia in
the latest firmwares have an option in the main menu of each app called Show
Applications or some such that does the same job.

Barry

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Hi Barry,
So are you saying that if someone sent you a text message for example and
you were surfing the web, you could ead the mesage and be taken back to that
page on the net or would you have to exit the browser before hand.? No I
don't intend to buy either of them either as they are far too expensive. So
you can navigate between all of these apps at the same time yes?

TC
James Lyn Nash & Twinny
On 31 Jan 2010, at 12:48, Barry Toner wrote:

> Hi james,
> 
> I do appreciate that you did say that you hadn't personally seena Nokia
that
> did this.  I multi-tasked with my ancient Nokia 6600 about 7 years or more
> back.
> 
> Now with my Nokia N86 I've Twitter, Podcasting, the net, a file manager,
> plus lots more typically running at the same time.
> 
> I think the I Phone & I Pad would be a cool gadget to own, but I'm not
> paying the prices they're asking & I'm not being locked intot he Apple
> machine.  Though with all these phones we dont' seem as locked down as
they
> are int he US/Canada
> 
> Barry.
> 
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> 
> Hi Steve, 
> 
> The cost of the IPhone is certainly prohibitive, but to be fair, I haven't
> met a Nokia or other phone with Talks on yet that can multi-task.
Remember,
> Nokia phones and the IPhone are not computers - they are phones that just
> happen to provide access to the internet - they are not computer
> replacements. So even though the idea of multi-tasking on a device like
> IPhone is appealing, if it never happens, it doesn't really matter - at
> least to me.
> 
> I should also say that Grade 2 Braille is available as an option in the
OS.
> However, people who want to install the OS in a language other than
English
> have the option of using Grade 1. I don't know if you read French, but
take
> it from me, it is not easy to read a foreign language in Grade 2 English
> Braille, especially when that language contains accents. Yes, a word with
> one accent would not pose a problem, but if you had a word with multiple
> accents, then it gets very confusing - but I'm getting off the point.
> Your comments about the marketing machine working well are well-made -
Apple
> are extremely good at that - perhaps the best in the industry. They don't
> make a big deal of accessibility in their marketing, because they believe
> that it should be a given. In fact, since the early days, Mac OS has had
> accessibility.
> 
> In terms of "tech specs", whilst it might appear that on the face of it,
you
> could buy a more powerful laptop say with 4GB of RAM for less than you can
> buy a MacBook or Mac Mini, it is in fact misinformation. The only reason
it
> seems faster is because of how Windows uses that RAM. Because it doesn't
> give the user complete access to the RAM, you need more to compensate for
> the resource needs of Windows. Mac OS X on the other hand is much smarter
in
> the way it operates and gives the user complete access to the RAM. If you
> put a Mac and a PC side-by-side both with the same RAM you would soon see
> which was faster. Also, in terms of processor speed - the processors on
Mac
> are more efficient even though they both use Intel. Finally, I'm sure
you've
> noticed, that if you leave Windows running for an extended period of time
> (despite doing maintenance), the degradation in its performance is very
> noticeable. This is not true on Mac due I think to it's UNIX
underpinnings.
> 
> Don't get me wrong, I don't hate Windows, I just think Mac is better and I
> will do everything I can to inform Blind and Visually Impaired people that
> their is an alternative to Microsoft.
> 
> Also, it is nice to see Tony Sales from RNC pushing Linux, which is
another
> alternative, but I can't really speak for all of its benefits as I've not
> spent much time with it although I can use it to some extent, and it is
> something that I am interested in learning more about.
> 
> TC
> James, Lyn, Nash & Twinny
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