[access-uk] Re: Barcode readers, was identifying foods

Hmmm... I'll try it out when I've got a bit more time and let the list know 
if it works.

Cheers

Barry

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Moore" <mikeis@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2010 11:42 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Barcode readers, was identifying foods


Barry,

No reason why it shouldn't, provided the barcode is a UPC,
as found on typical everyday products.

Mike
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barry Hill" <bbinc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2010 11:26 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Barcode readers, was identifying
foods


> One more question: Does the barcode reader on a mobile,
> such as on my N95,
> read the bar codes on packaging?  I'm not holding my
> breathe on this one.
>
> cheers
>
> Barry
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Damon Rose" <damon.rose@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, June 21, 2010 10:01 AM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: identifying foods
>
>
> So just one database would be necessary for many products.
> But when it
> comes to Asda's own pizza or Lidl's own tomato puree, I
> wonder where the
> info will be sourced from.
>
> I'm assuming someone has researched this. It's not just a
> product that
> would need to be invented, but also a a regularly updated
> database which
> could mean we have to pay a regular subscription.
>
> But perhaps it should be available by law. I don't think
> people are
> pushing legal buttons enough presently.
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Mike Moore
> Sent: 21 June 2010 09:37
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: identifying foods
>
> Damon,
>
> No, I believe that the product code is contained within
> the actual code
> itself, the only difference store to store is the pricing.
>
> Regards,
>
> Mike
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Damon Rose" <damon.rose@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, June 21, 2010 9:33 AM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: identifying foods
>
>
>> Am I right in thinking that even a barcode reader would
>> need to be
>> accompanied by a database for each store and that it's
>> the
>> database that
>> contains information, not the black and white lines of a
>> barcode on the
>> side of food packaging. So though a barcode reader exists
>> to attach to
>> your PC, you'd need Tesco's and ASSDA's and Sainsbury's
>> and Lidl and
>> Aldi's databases for it to work.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
>> Of Barry Hill
>> Sent: 20 June 2010 18:43
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: identifying foods
>>
>> Got to say, this is the method I've been using for years.
>> I know how
>> much salt is in the food and I don't get loads of
>> e-numbers.
>>
>> Still, there are times when I just can't be bothered to
>> cook and I just
>> want to throw something like oven fish and oven chips in
>> the oven and
>> sit back until they're done.  I know by experience how
>> long to cook
>> them, but it would be nice for a novice to be able find
>> out themselves.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Barry
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Colin Fowler" <col.fowler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2010 6:28 PM
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: identifying foods
>>
>>
>> strangely enough there are a number of seperate tactile
>> items that are
>> available and when used consequetively they eliminate the
>> worry about
>> the
>> sorts of problems you have identified.
>>
>> Start with some potatoes, some onions, and some minced
>> beef or soya
>> mince.
>> On line accessible recipes are available with cooking
>> times, tempretures
>> and
>> methods for preparation.
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "william lomas" <lomaswilliam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2010 6:10 PM
>> Subject: [access-uk] identifying foods
>>
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>>
>>> Has anyone developed a product that we can run over a
>>> box
>>> of food for
>>> example and hear what it is, and how long to cook it
>>> i.e., the
>>> instructions?
>>> I can use the penfriend but yet again, need sighted help
>>> to actually
>> know
>>> what I am about to cook in the future
>>> I"d have though by now a device to read just I don't
>>> know, shepherds
>> pie
>>> oven cook x degrees for 30 minutes for example, would
>>> have been
>> invented
>>> for us blind folks by cobolt or a similar company
>>>
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