[access-uk] Re: Web Radio again - on In Touch

Dave Heeley, (was )     Hope to be interviewing Dave again for our local
Sandwell VI group.  I already have an interview we did by phone on
Sandwell Visually Impaired's website.

I always have mixed feelings on the idea of role models, but I wouldn't
take anything away from the guy, and he is a brilliant public speaker.
Not sure if he isn't considering going into business, and I for one wish
him well if he does.

Cheers,

From Ray
I can be contacted off-list at:
mailto:ray-48@xxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
Darren Brewer
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Web Radio again - on In Touch


Hi Jackie

I used to know Dave back around 2000 when we were both doing a
woodworking
course at Q A C. I was so surprised when I heard he was doing these
marathons. I think they are expecting to raise around a million pounds
and
that would obviously be a marvellous achievment.

Darren.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie Cairns" <cairnsplace@xxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 12:55 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Web Radio again - on In Touch


> Hi Darren
>
> Like you, I think the David Healey story is an absolutely marvellous
> achievement.  I saw it on the ITV Evening News last night, and thought
it
> was truly amazing.
>
> As for In Touch, I'd best say no more as at least one person I know
will
> throw a tantrum and stomp off in a huff ... (smile.)
>
> We'll just have to see what happens with the Web Box venture.
>
> Jackie
>
> Email: cairnsplace@xxxxxxx
> Skype Name: Cairnsplace
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Darren Brewer" <darren.m.brewer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 12:14 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Web Radio again - on In Touch
>
>
>> Trouble is they wouldn't have been able to discuss it very much as
they
>> would probably only allocate something like an 8 minute slot.
>>
>> I'm not being funny, which makes a change.lol. But they dedicated
quite a
>> chunk last night to the report from Africa. Then right at the end
they
>> quickly mentioned about Dave Healey. He has achieved what only 4
other
>> people in the world have managed. Plus of course he is blind. I think
it
>> is fantastic what he has done and hopefully it should get the media
>> attention it deserves. you would think a programme like in touch,
which
>> is supposed to be about the visually impaired world would make a big
>> thing of this, but sadly no. Maybe next week they will talk about it
for
>> 20 seconds.
>>
>> Darren.
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jackie Cairns" <cairnsplace@xxxxxxx>
>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 9:13 AM
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Web Radio again - on In Touch
>>
>>
>>> Ray, they could have invited two or three of the original trialists
onto
>>> the programme and had a really constructive debate about where it
goes,
>>> how to get additional content onto the Orion without the
intervention of
>>> SoundTalking, and what kind of support one might expect to receive
after
>>> shelling out £279 or £315 for it?  At least I tried to be fair and
>>> balanced when I did the review.  Another opportunity lost for the
>>> visually impaired community to get involved! (smile.)
>>>
>>> Jackie
>>>
>>> Email: cairnsplace@xxxxxxx
>>> Skype Name: Cairnsplace
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Ray's Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 11:28 PM
>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Web Radio again - on In Touch
>>>
>>>
>>>> Iain, apart from not being probing enough, as Paul put it, I fear
that
>>>> In Touch sometimes ers on the side of being a little simplistic
and, in
>>>> this case, seeming to give the impression that there might be
people
>>>> who'd have separate devices for every different format they would
want
>>>> to play.
>>>>
>>>> Maybe Jackie should have been invited as a counter balance to the
two
>>>> organisation representatives, but then, as I say, In Touch doesn't
seem
>>>> to look that far in some of its research.  That's not meant as a
>>>> generalisation about the programme, but only that it seems to have
been
>>>> the case here.
>>>>
>>>> From Ray
>>>> I can be contacted off-list at:
>>>> mailto:ray-48@xxxxxxxx
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> Iain Lackie
>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Web Radio again - on In Touch
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Surely it should be known that you can play commercial CDs on a
Daisy
>>>> machine.
>>>>
>>>> Iain
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "Paul Leake" <paul.leake@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 10:02 PM
>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Web Radio again - on In Touch
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> of course ted davis was disingenuous and did not acknowledge that
users
>>>> could not programme in their own station choices. In Touch, were
not
>>>> probing
>>>> enough to ask this very obvious question. tomorrow I will contact
>>>> wireless
>>>> for the blind and let them know of the severe limitations of this
>>>> product.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers
>>>>
>>>> Paul
>>>>
>>>> paul.leake@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "Ray's Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> To: "Access-Uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 8:54 PM
>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Web Radio again - on In Touch
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Just heard the guy from TNAUK on In Touch being interviewed about
the
>>>>> web radio.
>>>>>
>>>>> Confused a little by one thing he said, that someone's web box was
>>>>> seemingly updated over night to get a local station.  So, is it
>>>> possible
>>>>> after all to do this remotely?  Or have I mis-heard this.   bit of
the
>>>>> programme?
>>>>>
>>>>> Seems though that Wireless for the Blind fund is now interested so
>>>> many
>>>>> might stand to get it for free, so we're led to understand.
>>>>>
>>>>> I must say though that In Touch and those taking part seem to live
in
>>>>> splendid isolation re. comments on this list over the last month
or
>>>> so.
>>>>> You'd think this is "Thee Solution" to hear them talk on the
>>>> programme,
>>>>> but we all know it isn't.  It will be all the more interesting to
hear
>>>>> what RNIB decides.
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>

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