[accessibleimage] Re: Yesterday's Blog Post

I don't use it either.  It was meant as demeaning when I was growing up.

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From: "Trent, Wendy" <Wendy.Trent@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <accessibleimage@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 11:23 AM
Subject: [accessibleimage] Re: Yesterday's Blog Post


That is what I thought.. But didn't want to presume.. And clearly won't
be using it <grin>. Thanks, Wendy 

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[mailto:accessibleimage-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chris
Hofstader
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 8:21 AM
To: accessibleimage@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [accessibleimage] Re: Yesterday's Blog Post

Blink is the ghetto term we blind people use among ourselves. 

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[mailto:accessibleimage-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Media Access
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Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 11:01 AM
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Subject: [accessibleimage] Re: Yesterday's Blog Post

Uh, forgive me if I am showing my ignorance.. But what is a "blink"?



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[mailto:accessibleimage-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chris
Hofstader
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 3:32 AM
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Subject: [accessibleimage] Re: Yesterday's Blog Post

Well, if my sonafied 3D structures work, a 3D drawing package that a
blink
could use wouldn't be impossible.  All the way to AutoCAD might be
troublesome but something that could output to a wax lathe or one of
those
corn starch building machines might actually be possible.

I wish I had something to show you guys right away.

I wish one of you guys had a job for me too <laugh>.

Talk to you soon.

cdh 

-----Original Message-----
From: accessibleimage-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:accessibleimage-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lisa Yayla
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 5:51 PM
To: accessibleimage@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [accessibleimage] Re: Yesterday's Blog Post

AutoCad would be very nice.
Best,
Lisa

accessibleimage@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I will try to generate audio files.  They need to be in DVD audio or
CDA
> format as they require SurroundSound which doesn't fit into MP3.  I'll
do
> what I can but, once the software is rewritten, it will be smaller and
> easier to use than simply downloading a huge audio file.
>
> When I wrote "seconds" I meant it.  Of course, these are simple
geometric
> primitives in wireframe form so the complexity of something as real as
a
> basketball with its nubbies and stripes could break my model.
>
> I'll get you guys something as soon as I can.  My next project is
AutoCAD
> for blinks <laugh>.
>
> Enjoy,
> cdh 
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: accessibleimage-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:accessibleimage-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter
Meijer
> Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 11:23 AM
> To: accessibleimage@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [accessibleimage] Re: Yesterday's Blog Post
>
> Chris, you are amazing, you write faster than I can read! <g>
> Thanks for responding so quickly. I did not actually ask for
> software though, but just audio samples to get a real "feel"
> for what you described in your interesting blog entry. Of
> course you may have restrictions in offering audio samples as
> well, I don't know, but I'm sure lots of people would like to
> know how "intuitive" your audio rendering of geometric shapes
> will sound. I'll readily admit that "seeing with sound" using
> The vOICe is not at all easy to master - a weak point for
> which I have no solution in store. If your audio renderings
> are intuitive as well as general in their capability to deal
> with arbitrary 3D shapes and/or visual images, that would be
> a breakthrough.
>
> I was particularly intrigued by you writing
>
>  > typically, in a very short amount of time (seconds) the blind
>  > people who have listened to my audio wireframe image have
>  > identified it as a sphere.  Also, within seconds they identify
>  > cubes, pyramids, cones, cylinders and other three dimensional
>  > primitives.
>
> Thus it would seem most effective and convincing if you could
> put these existing audio samples online?
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Peter Meijer
>
>
> Seeing with Sound - The vOICe
> http://www.seeingwithsound.com/winvoice.htm
>
>
> Chris Hofstader wrote:
>   
>>> Hi Everyone,
>>>
>>> Peter posted a comment to yesterday's Blind Confidential post
>>> (http://www.blindconfidential.blogspot.com) asking me to post some
of
>>>       
>> the
>>     
>>> software I have written to generate my audio wireframe images.  As I
>>>       
> thought
>   
>>> the rest of this austere group would find both the blog post and the
>>> software interesting, I decided to reply here instead of privately.
>>>
>>> I am rapidly working to reconstruct my software that generates the
>>>       
> geometric
>   
>>> primitives I describe in the post yesterday.  I am also going to
>>>       
>> reproduce
>>     
>>> the couple of interactive programs I had written for this purpose. 
>>>       
>> Today,
>>     
> I
>   
>>> do not own the copyright to the software I wrote and cannot,
therefore,
>>>       
> post
>   
>>> it anywhere.  I am not, however, bound by a non-compete on this work
so
>>> will, without a lot of difficulty, be able to recreate it and, this
>>>       
>> time,
>>     
>>> release it with source code included under a modified GPL (similar
to
>>>       
>> the
>>     
>>> one used by ViewPlus).
>>>
>>> On November 29, my non-compete, non-disclosure and non-disparagement
>>> agreements with Freedom Scientific all expire.  On December 1, I
will be
>>> going live with http://www.hofstader.com.  The purpose of h.c will
be to
>>>       
> act
>   
>>> as a repository for free software written in the blindness arena.
We
>>>       
>> will
>>     
>>> be putting up a wiki about all things making technology for users
with
>>> vision impairment as well as tutorials blinks can use to learn
>>>       
> programming.
>   
>>> Over time we hope to provide source control repositories and
>>>       
>> collaboration
>>     
>>> tools for open source projects and will be contributing our own work
>>>       
>> there
>>     
>>> too.  I currently have three programs under way that are designed as
>>>       
>> hands
>>     
>>> and eyes free and destined for the automotive safety market, I plan
on
>>> releasing free versions to h.c for use by blind people.  There will
be
>>> differences between the commercial releases and the open source, GPL
>>> versions but only to the extent that the commercial versions include
>>> expensive third party libraries that do not carry GPL and,
therefore,
>>>       
> cannot
>   
>>> be distributed freely on our web site.
>>>
>>> In other news, while I am working on these projects, I am doing so
>>>       
> entirely
>   
>>> without a salary.  I am looking for consulting projects and anything
>>>       
>> else
>>     
>>> that might help pay the bills as the RERC on Technology and
Successful
>>>       
> Aging
>   
>>> at UF, my employer, had its renewal rejected and I am once again
>>>       
>> seeking a
>>     
>>> home for my brilliant mind, excellent ideas, incredible work ethic
and
>>> supremely modest attitude <smile>.  So, if you have anything that
could
>>>       
> use
>   
>>> my eclectic background on, please drop me a line and I'll do my best
to
>>> accommodate your needs and budgets.  I don't come cheap but I am an
AT
>>>       
> slut
>   
>>> so can probably be convinced to work on some things at a low price.
>>>
>>> Enjoy,
>>> cdh
>>>       
>>
>>
>>
>>     
>
>
>
>   









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