[access-uk] Re: Accessible MP3 players

Hi Carol,

I promise you, the Daisy release is coming out very soon, and it will be a
free software update for all BC owners.

All the best
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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf
Of Carol Pearson
Sent: 19 January 2005 17:59
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible MP3 players


Haven't dismissed it, Steve, but am keeping options open right now.
Anyway, if I buy before the DAISY is introduced, who says I'll then get
it!  <SMILE>


How do the Braille Ready files get read then?  Are they just converted
from Braille back to text?

--
Carol



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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Steve Nutt
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 5:20 PM
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible MP3 players


Hi Carol,

Although it is not hard disk based, the most accessible non-CD MP3
player in the world, has to be the Book Courier.  You also get the added
benefit of being able to read text files, Audible books, TNAUK
newspapers, Braille ready files, and very soon, Daisy books too.  And
with flash cards up to 2 and 4GB now, it makes quite a respectable, and
more importantly, accessible, MP3 player.

All the best
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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf
Of Carol Pearson
Sent: 19 January 2005 15:15
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible MP3 players


Adrian,

That sounds interesting because my husband is after something small,
easy to use and that he can listen to music, music and more music.

How many MP3's do you copy across at any one time?  Any more details
would be useful.  Thanks.


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Carol
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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of adrian higginbotham
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 3:00 PM
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible MP3 players


I use a smartdisk rover II. Not as complex as some thing like an i-pod
but doubles as a 256 mb memory stick and mp3 player, it does have a
screen but you in almost no way rely on it, I'm sure I don't use it to
it's full potential but stop start pause and skip track functions are
extremely simple. Stop start is one button, track movement is a 2 way
lever, push one way to skip back, the other to move forward.  The unit
also features a voice recorder which I haven't tried, and an fm radio
although that's a bit of a cheat as it's actually a separate unit which
plugs inlne between the stick and the headphones and it's not very good.
It cost me about £100 in september. File management is a simple as plug
in to the usb port or usb extension cable and use windows explorer to
copy and paste files around. Unit powered by a single triple a battery.


Adrian Higginbotham
Accessibility and inclusion adviser
British Educational Communications and Technology Agency - BECTA
Tel: Direct dial 024 7679 7333 - Internal extension #2287
Email: Adrian.Higginbotham@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Web: http://www.becta.org.uk/
BECTA, Millburn Hill Road, Science Park, Coventry, CV4 7JJ

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Of Graham Lewis
Sent: 19 January 2005 10:24
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Accessible MP3 players


Sorry iof this has been delt with here already and I would be surprised
if it has not.

How accessible are the mp3 platers that are coming on the market?  I
have yet to get my hands on one but they seem to depend for navigation
on an LCD screen.  Now I use my non accessible mobile by simply
remembering the sequence of keystrokes to get what I want.  Will this
work for me with an iPOD or the Sony player that seems to be competing
with it?

Any and all thoughts please!

Graham Lewis
Centre for Academic Practice
University of Warwick
University House
Kirby Corner Road
Coventry CV4 8UW
UK

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