[access-uk] Re: Multi Scanner

Hi Barbara,

 

Only free it would appear if your operator installs it. I haven't seen it on
any new phones.

 

All the best

 

Steve

 

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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Barbara Wilson
Sent: Sunday 19 July 2009 18:34
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Multi Scanner

 

Hi Steve

 

Been playing with it. Of course with no sight and no experience of taking
pictures it is rather hit and miss. Not sure if it is the same with KNFB
Reader or does it not require such a good image to be taken?

 

Anyway, I tried it out with a few documents, experimenting with holding it
at different angles and at different distances and was kind of surprised. I
did manage to read an address on an envelope, so even if only to tell who
the post is for it's not bad as a free app. I don't think you'd read a
document with it, but I can see how it might be useful for perhaps scanning
a page to see what the document is, the title of a book and like I say, who
the post is for. 

 

I think I will need to experiment a bit more and perhaps enlist the help of
a sighted person to see what the image is when held at different
angles/distances and so on. 

 

Something worth playing with and if it only has limited use, then so what,
it's free!

 

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----- Original Message ----- 

From: Steve Nutt <mailto:steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  

To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2009 6:26 PM

Subject: [access-uk] Re: Multi Scanner

 

Hi Barbara,

 

I had it on one of my phones, but even a sighted person couldn't get it to
work that well. The random letters are not Talks, they are exactly what you
get.  You must have to take a really good pic to get that thing to work.

 

All the best

 

Steve

 


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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Barbara Wilson
Sent: Sunday 19 July 2009 15:45
To: Access-UK
Subject: [access-uk] Multi Scanner

 

Got a Nokia E71 on the Vodafone network. Not sure if this app is specific to
the phone or network. Wondered if anyone had seen or used it? And if so,
what's it all about?

 

In Instalations there is an application called Multi Scanner. Once opened
there are two options, Text Reader or Card Reader. Whichever you are in, if
you press Select a photograph is taken. I presume it takes a photo to
recognise text. I can't say what is displayed on the screen, but if you put
a piece of paper with some text in the view of the camera lense and take a
photo, TALKS just reads a load of random letters, numbers and symbols. I
haven't asked anyone sighted yet, but I don't know if this is because these
are the characters displayed on the screen, or if it's just how TALKS
interprets them. Perhaps this is a text recognition rather like the KNFB
Reader but does not work with TALKS.

 

Would be greatful for any feedback. Nowhere is it mentioned in the E71
manual, that makes me think it is a Vodafone app.

 

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