[access-uk] Re: got my sky talker

Oh I thought it did now and next from the banner? 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
william lomas
Sent: 21 October 2010 09:50
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: got my sky talker

to quote from sky

For the first time Sky customers will be able to hear some of the on screen 
text. It will vocalise the search and scan banner, programme synopsis 
information and Sky+ functionality such as play, pause and rewind - making 
navigation easier and quicker for blind and partially sighted customers.


On Oct 21, 2010, at 9:16 AM, Ian Robinson wrote:

> Hi Steve,
> 
> Strictly speaking, Sky Talker doesn't read the banner at the bottom of the 
> screen.  Sure, it will announce the name of a programme as it starts, but if 
> you press Select to display the banner again it is not read.  Nor will Sky 
> Talker read any other info from the banner, such as next programme on the 
> current channel, programmes on other channels, whether the current programme 
> is being recorded, time elapsed, etc.
> 
> Regards.
> 
> Ian
> 
> 
> 
> On 20/10/2010 12:01, Steve Nutt wrote:
>> Hi Peter,
>> 
>> Can you browse the now and next with yours?  I am finding that if I 
>> press the Select button to bring up the search and scan banner, it is not 
>> read.
>> But if I switch to the channel, it is read the first time.
>> 
>> Just curious.
>> 
>> All the best
>> 
>> Steve
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
>> Behalf Of Peter Holdstock
>> Sent: Tuesday 19 October 2010 23:04
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: got my sky talker
>> 
>> That's right. Although having only played with it for thirty minutes 
>> or so I
>> 
>> can say that the benfit of just being able to browse the channels and 
>> hear the programme, name, synopsis of what's available at hte time 
>> without having
>> 
>> to sit and listen to a programme for a few minutes to work out if I 
>> want to watch it, or the same with recorded programmes, then really 
>> it's worth paying the money as it menas I'm more likely to get the 
>> most of my sky subscription. That's not the same as asking if I think 
>> it is worth £70 though because the answer is probably no. But can you 
>> put a price on the limited accessibility it's already given me. Each 
>> individual will have to decide for themselves but I for one am happy, 
>> although I think it's wrong we
>> 
>> are having to pay for accessibility.
>> 
>> Peter
>> 
>> --------------------------------------------------
>> From: "william lomas"<lomaswilliam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 7:11 PM To:<access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: got my sky talker
>> 
>>> so we right then no EPG or anything?
>>> 
>>> On Oct 19, 2010, at 7:02 PM, Peter Holdstock wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi, just got my Sky Talker. There are basically three buttons. Two 
>>>> volume
>> 
>>>> buttons on the top right and one power button on the front panel in 
>>>> the center. The box turns on and off automatically as you turn your 
>>>> sky box on and off.
>>>> On the back there are two cables. One is a scart cable and the 
>>>> other is a
>> 
>>>> serial cable. The scart cable replaces the scart lead which goes in 
>>>> your sky box. Then plug the scart lead from your tv in to the back 
>>>> of the thing you just plugged in to the scart socket on your sky 
>>>> box. Then plug the serial cable in to the serial port on your sky 
>>>> box. Mine is to the right of the scart socket as you look at the front of 
>>>> the box.
>>>> Now your good to just turn on your sky box and it will work 
>>>> although mine
>> 
>>>> took a few seconds to start working initially.
>>>> To change the voice or it's rate hold down the power button until 
>>>> it says
>> 
>>>> entering setup menu. Then just use volume keys to change. Presss 
>>>> power button once again to move to the voice speed and again use volume 
>>>> keys.
>>>> Then press and hold power button to exit setup menu.
>>>> That's all there is to it.
>>>> It's not perfect. You hear the name of the channel,, programme name 
>>>> as you move through channels. You don't hear any input about the 
>>>> recorded programmes until you play them, at which point it tells 
>>>> you the channel name and programme name. Press i and it will read the info.
>>>> Hope that helps.
>>>> Peter
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------------------------------------
>>>> From: "John Gallagher"<john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:09 PM 
>>>> To:<access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Subject: [access-uk] got my sky talker
>>>> 
>>>>> Hi all just received my sky talker and scanned the manual now will 
>>>>> have a look and see how to connect it up.
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