[access-uk] Re: iphone Accessibility Features

Hi Damon, Jackie and others,

I must confess that my experience with the iPhone has been different.

I wouldn't recommend that everyone rush out and buy one as different people
need and are comfortable with different things, but I haven't encountered
the problem Damon describes when trying to dial a number on a busy London
street, and I don't think I have Voiceover set to be intrusively loud.
Certainly I wouldn't have been able to accomplish it on my first day with
the phone, but it was a comfortable operation a couple of weeks in.

For those interested, an American company has developed a tactile overlay
for the iPhone effectively giving it a keypad.  I don't use it and don't
remember the name of the company, but I'm sure a Google search would yield
the result.

Sam, in case you haven't found it yet, a direct link to the iPhone manual is
http://help.apple.com/iphone/3/voiceover/en/ though this is for the 3GS I
think.

Hope this helps.

Ed

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sunil Peck
Sent: 03 August 2010 16:06
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: iphone Accessibility Features

Certainly sounds like there could be a demand for a hybrid device
specifically for visually impaired users with an iPhone-like touch screen to
interact with menus and applications, but also a tactile keypad for making
calls. Have you thought about developing a jPhone TandT Consultancy?

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Damon Rose
Sent: 03 August 2010 15:57
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: iphone Accessibility Features

Totally agree with you Jackie. The iTouch is fabulous.

Of course, I may completely eat my words when the forthcoming GPS app from
Sendero comes out and I find a reason to percevere with a connected phone.
But other than that ... I found myself on a busy street corner in London
holding up the iPhone to my ear, urgently needing to make a phone call but
unable to dial. I couldn't hear the screenreader properly and had it
somewhere above my shoulder where I was attempting to flick fingers across
it accurately to reach an 11 figure phone number. I gave up and got a
colleague to dial the number for me on her phone instead.
The lack of tactile buttons made the task impossible in that situation.
Coupled with that, I was making it very obvious I had an iPhone which I'd
rather not do. Must've looked extremely odd.

...Damon







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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Jackie Cairns
Sent: 03 August 2010 09:59
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: iphone Accessibility Features

Hi Damon

I think it is why I would prefer an iTouch as opposed to an iPhone for the
very reasons you outline.  I have Talks and Nokia handsets, so there would
be no real purpose in my migrating to an iPhone and giving myself a lot of
grief for nothing.  The iTouch, however, with its extra storage capacity and
usable applications, does interest me at a later date.


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
Damon Rose
Sent: 03 August 2010 09:52
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: iphone Accessibility Features

What I'd add is that practical use while on the go is difficult.

The iPhone is more of a two handed experience and somehow finding and
dialing numbers on a busy street is difficult on a touch screen phone of
that shape and with that functionality.

In conclusion, iPhones work best at home.


-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Marie Baisez
Sent: 03 August 2010 09:24
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: iphone Accessibility Features

Visit the blindcooltech site, lots of info and excellent podcasts on the
subject there.
Cheers now,
Marie

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        Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 10:16 AM
        Subject: [access-uk] iphone Accessibility Features


        Hi All

        Can anyone direct me to a user manual for the iphone I'm interested
in reading about the accessibility features

        Thanks

        Sam



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