[access-uk] Re: Accessible Internet Radio

if this worked for a great variety uf users, the market would be bigger and such technology could become common place.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Ray's Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 3:36 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible Internet Radio


Interesting thought Jackie, but the radio or whatever would have to
incorporate at least some firmware to do this.

From Ray
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-----Original Message-----
Jackie Cairns
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible Internet Radio


Ray, the more I think about this accessibility issue to fairly simple
appliances like radios with digital displays and menus, I wonder if it
would
be possible to have a sort of pen device that you could point at the
display, and it read out its contents.  Imagine you could just show
the nib
of the pen to the Internet radio or DAB device and it reads out what
you are
listening to, and then anything else as you move the dial or enter a
menu
system.  Ooh you never know.  In that way, it would mean that the
device
itself wouldn't need to be altered, but the software in the pen could
be
updated to take account of the latest technology.  Perhaps a pipe
dream, but
an interesting thought nevertheless.

Jackie
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ray's Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible Internet Radio


Jackie, certainly points up the complexity of what needs to be done
to
get the thing talking sensibly.  I just wonder what's so difficult
about designing an interface that an add-on could plug into?

I hear these futuristic press releases of RNIB and  their resident
guru, sorry 'scientist'  Dr. John Gill, saying how they're
developing
a strategy or whatever for making evryday appliances accessible, but
nothing over these last five years and more has ever seemed to come
of
it.

Still, getting back to grim reality, looks as though your experience
might point the way to how we could get some usability from this
device with the right sort of help.

Cheers,

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