[access-uk] Re: Mobile Speak

Hi Jackie,

I have to say, it is excellent with the Braillino and the Braillenote PK,
much better than Talks in the Braille department.

All the best

Steve 

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Jackie Cairns
Sent: Sunday 9 March 2008 21:15
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Mobile Speak

Hi Steve

Thanks for that, certainly worth noting.  At the moment I'm playing with
Mobile Speak in demo mode on an N95, but I just can't get into it because of
the voices and its sluggish behaviour.

I note that it seems to support Braille displays very well though, if you
read and believe the user guide with those listed anyway.  Have you tried it
with one, and how good is it if you have?

Jackie

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Skype Name: Cairnsplace
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 8:29 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Mobile Speak


> Hi jackie,
>
> Talks does indeed rule, but at the moment, Mobile Speak is the only game 
> in
> town if you want a Windows phone, apart from Smart Hal, which to be honest
> is not good at all.
>
> All the best
>
> Steve
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
> Of
> Jackie Cairns
> Sent: Sunday 9 March 2008 14:20
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Mobile Speak
>
> Hi Chris
>
> Thanks for your thoughts on Mobile Speak.
>
> I don't have a decision to make on which to go for.  I am a TALKS lover, 
> and
> think it's the best thing to happen this century! (smile).  I just wanted 
> to
> try out Mobile Speak as a comparison, but so far, not so good, in respect 
> of
> its voices.  I just can't get used to them at all, and I personally find
> Mobile Speak a lot slower when arrowing through menus and things.
>
> No, TALKS rules, but it's each to their own, and rather like the screen
> reader scenario.
>
> Jackie
>
> Email: cairnsplace@xxxxxxx
> Skype Name: Cairnsplace
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris Hallsworth" <christopherhallsworth71@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 10:38 AM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Mobile Speak
>
>
>> Hi Jackie, thanks for agreeing with me about Eloquence. It's very sad,
>> and, as a result, I'm sticking with Talks for the rest of my life
>> <smiles>. Seriously, when I tried MobileSpeak on my N70, I found it to be
>> sluggish compared to Talks, however I did like the fact that one can
>> customize it exactly to their needs, which you can't really do with 
>> Talks.
>
>> Also some of the voices, like Lequendo Simon, was very good and in fact
>> was louder compared to Eloquence, however since Talks doesn't support
>> Lequendo voices as far as I know I had to persuade myself that 
>> MobileSpeak
>
>> wasn't the programme for me, and to stick with Talks. In regards to the 
>> 10
>
>> minute demo limitation, this is true for both MobileSpeak and Talks,
>> however you can request a 30 day licence for both programmes, so in 
>> theory
>
>> you've got 60 days to try each screen reader. This should allow you way
>> enough time to try them out and make your decision. I hope this helps, 
>> and
>
>> good luck in your decision-making.
>>
>> Jackie Cairns wrote:
>>> Well thanks for your feedback people on the various voices, and Nuance's
>>> apparent unwillingness to licence Eloquence to Code Factory.  How sad!
>>> like Chris, I'm just used to it.
>>>
>>> But of those who use Mobile Speak as well as TALKS, what is your overall
>>> opinion of it?  Do you find Mobile Speak slower than TALKS, for example?
>>> So far, I certainly do when I am cursoring up and down menus and going
>>> into various applications on the phone.  And of course I'm frustrated by
>>> the fact it runs out after 10 minutes because I've just got a demo.
>>>
>>> Any feedback appreciated as I am genuinely interested in a comparison
>>> between the two really, and how people find them.
>>>
>>> Jackie
>>>
>>> Email: cairnsplace@xxxxxxx
>>> Skype Name: Cairnsplace
>>>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>   From: orhan deniz To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, March 07,
>>> 2008 4:35 PM
>>>   Subject: [access-uk] Re: Mobile Speak
>>>
>>>
>>>   well Dec access 32 sounds way better than that garbage DECtalk that
>>> mobile speak offers. sick DECtalk for mobile speak!
>>>
>>>
>>>   orhan.
>>>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>   From: James Scholes To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, March 
>>> 07,
>
>>> 2008 4:23 PM
>>>   Subject: [access-uk] Re: Mobile Speak
>>>
>>>
>>>   No, Eloq is not available for Mobile Speak users, as Code Factory 
>>> acted
>
>>> quite childishly and had a bit of an argument with Nuance, the makers of
>>> Talks, so the voice was removed.
>>>   James Scholes
>>>   http://www.jamesscholes.com
>>>
>>>
>>>   From: Jackie Cairns Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 1:56 PM
>>>   To: Access UK Mailing List Subject: [access-uk] Mobile Speak
>>>
>>>
>>>   Hi All
>>>
>>>   I've downloaded a demo version of Mobile Speak, and am beginning to
>>> have a mess around with it, just to see how it compares to my beloved
>>> TALKS.
>>>
>>>   But, so far, I hate the voices that come with it.  I mean, you 
>>> wouldn't
>
>>> want to lust after any of them would you? (smile.)  Anyway, is there an
>>> Eloquence voice that can be run on Mobile Speak like there is with 
>>> TALKS?
>
>>> Please tell me there is!! (grin.)  I'm not saying you would want to lust
>>> after Eloquence either but ... it's better than these other lads and
>>> lassies.
>>>
>>>   I am running this software on a phone that doesn't have TALKS
>>> installed, just to be on the safe side, so any help would be sincerely
>>> appreciated.
>>>
>>>   Thanks in advance good people.
>>>
>>>   Jackie
>>>
>>>   Email: cairnsplace@xxxxxxx
>>>   Skype Name: Cairnsplace
>>>
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