[access-uk] Re: Four apps for iPod Touch/iPhone to recommend

Surely Apple will give a refund if an application will not work with voice over. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ibrahim Gucukoglu" <ibrahim_gucukoglu@xxxxxxxx>

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Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2011 12:52 PM
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Hi Jim.

Well, applevis is probably the only website I really use if I'm looking for something specific and want to find out whether someone else has tested an app before, but generally speaking I'll just go and download apps and try them on the off chance that they'll be accessible or at least usable. The problem comes when you download paid for apps which aren't accessible, and all you can do really is grit your teeth and learn a lesson or two as Apple are quite reluctant to give refunds unless there is a very good reasoning behind your request. This is from personal experience and in no way reflects on the staff working at the online stores service desk, but it all depends on who you get and how sympathetic they are to you. I've come across some really snotty individuals who will either question you on the specific reason you want a refund and insist on testing the app for themselves, either that or turn down a refund request outright. In contrast though, there are some really good staff whom are a pleasure to deal with and who are only too happy to help.

All the best and good luck on your app search.

Take care, Ibrahim.
----- Original Message ----- From: "jim" <j_doherty2@xxxxxxx>
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Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2011 10:22 AM
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Hi Ibrahim,

It would be very useful to know what apps are accessible and which are not. I wonder if someone could put up a list of accessible tried and tested ones for blind and visually impaired people, other than applevis.

Jim

----- Original Message ----- From: "Ibrahim Gucukoglu" <ibrahim_gucukoglu@xxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2011 12:55 AM
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Hi Jim.

I'm an IPhone user, if there's any app you want me to test out and its free I'll be happy to give it a go, time permitting of course. I use lots of apps for lots of different things, so I've a good list of apps I use and can recommend.

All the best, Ibrahim.
----- Original Message ----- From: "jim" <j_doherty2@xxxxxxx>
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Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2011 8:12 PM
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Hi Jackie,

I hope you keep these tried and tested out apps coming to the list, I got tune radio after reading your email and its fantastic. Thanks and keep testing them out for us ipod touch users its appreciated.

Jim

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairnsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2011 12:39 PM
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Hi David

I went into the App Store on my iPod Touch, then went to categories. I got the English Dictionary and Thesaurus, World Fact Book 2011, and Birds of Britain under the reference section. I bought Quick News UK under the news
section, and I think I bought Tune In under the music category.

I was having a look at an app I could possibly try to get that would be like Teletext, and came across one for 59p which gives Ceefax and some foreign services. But they aren't compatible with VoiceOver, so I've had to call that one a day I reckon. I have also downloaded a free TV Guide which seems
to be reasonably accessible, but I'm still fathoming out how it works
properly.


Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns
J&M Work-Ability

jandm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
www.work-ability.co.uk
-----Original Message-----
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David
Sent: 22 January 2011 09:55
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Four apps for iPod Touch/iPhone to recommend

Hi Jackie,

Can you tell me where you got you apps from. I have tried itunes and the apple shop, but I must be doing the wrong thing as I come up with nothing.

David Weston.

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Jackie Cairns
Sent: 21 January 2011 08:45
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Four apps for iPod Touch/iPhone to recommend


Yes, I don't think the prices differ greatly. Living in a village, going online is best for us, so it's as well to be the Apple store as anywhere else, and their delivery service is very quick. I believe John Lewis sell the Apple range, and everything with them carries a two-year guarantee, so maybe that's worth considering. They will also give you hands-on like the
Apple store in all probability.  I note with Argos that anything with
storage capacity doesn't carry a 30-day money back guarantee, so if you buy and don't like, you would need a hard and fast reason for returning it to
them.


Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns
J&M Work-Ability

jandm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
www.work-ability.co.uk
-----Original Message-----
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David
Sent: 21 January 2011 08:36
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Hi Carol,

The price is very much the same where ever you buy the ipod. Thou before Christmas Argos was selling the ipod touch 32 gb for £20 less that the Apple
store.

David Weston.

-----Original Message-----
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Carol Pearson
Sent: 20 January 2011 17:06
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OK, I do understand that Brian but don't know exactly where they're sold and
was surprised to learn about Argos.

Is there much difference in price as you look around and any way of finding
the prices from these different stores, please?

--
Carol P
---- Original Message ----
From: "the williams family" <therefuge@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:32 AM
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hi carol
remember apple products are also sold by other retailers.
We got our ipod touches from argos.
brian

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From: "Carol Pearson" <carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:30 PM
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Four apps for iPod Touch/iPhone to recommend
Jackie,

I'm getting more and more hooked. Just can't quite decide whether to go for phone or the Ipod Touch. Strangely enough, we are also looking

at Bose systems right now and I'm thinking of Bose speakers for my
computer system which is away from the main stereo.
Anyway, I now fully understand the difference between these two so
shall be looking, though am disappointed as we don't have an Apple
store very near at all.

--
Carol P
---- Original Message ----
From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairnsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:31 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Four apps for iPod Touch/iPhone to recommend

Hi Carol

With the iPod Touch, as long as you put your broadband security key
in, you will be able to treat it like a PC online, where you can
download material and browse the Internet. What you can't obviously

do is make calls etc, because the phone part is not included.  But,
as I've said several times, the phone isn't the bit I want as I am
happy with the handsets and Talks I use. I just love the iPod Touch

for the applications it can work with.  At the moment, for example,
I have put my device through a set of Bose speakers, and am
listening to Five Live Sports Extra so I can hear the tennis.
Quality is very
good
and no drop-out or stuttering.


Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns
J&M Work-Ability

jandm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
www.work-ability.co.uk
-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Carol Pearson
Sent: 18 January 2011 15:47
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Four apps for iPod Touch/iPhone to
recommend

Jackie,

I never realised you could do so much with the Ipod Touch. I hadn't
thought about it going online, though I should, knowing that Apples
stuff works with ITunes, and I certainly hadn't thought about it
being able to run these other apps.

Very interesting, for sure!

So, does anyone know if all apps work across the board on their
equipment? Just interested in how things work.
...
--
Carol P


---- Original Message ----
From: "Jackie Cairns"
<jackie.cairnsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 10:21 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Four apps for iPod Touch/iPhone to recommend

My Apple keyboard arrived yesterday, and pairing it with my iPod
Touch was extremely straightforward. So I decided to visit the App

Store and, for 59p each, I bought four applications that work with
VoiceOver. They are the World Fact Book 2011, a dictionary and
thesaurus, Tune In Radio and, probably my favourite, Birds of
Britain. The latter is an amazing little program if you love bird
sound and details.  Not only can you play the song, but you can
listen to VoiceOver provide a description of their size, colour,
family, time of year etc. There is also a favourites button to use

where you can add a library of your favourite birds to it.

Tune In Radio is great.  Similarly, there is a bookmark facility
where you can make a list of the stations you wish to add. Because

I love tennis, and the Australian Open is on at the moment, I have
great difficulty getting it on DAB as we have such a diabolical
signal in these parts. So when I tuned in using the Sonata at 8.00

this morning, a message said that restricted rights prevented
coverage.  I find this often happens at weekends when football
matches are in progress too.
So I tuned my iPod to Sports Extra and, low and behold, got the
tennis on live.

All the above apps work with VoiceOver.  I don't use my keyboard
for everything, mainly when I get into tricky areas that need a bit

of typing. Mostly, I use my fingers and have got used to doing so
now.

Just thought I'd pass on the info.

Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns
J&M Work-Ability

jandm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
www.work-ability.co.uk

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