I still really haven't gotten a clear answer as to the best way from a blind
perspective to best hold the phone to aim it correctly.
One innovation I have heard about is that visually impaired people are taking pictures of things like tins of food they can't identify and sending them as a picture message to a sighted friend. The sighted friend sends a text message (which the recipient reads with Talks or something) which says something like 'That is a tin of dog food, you might not want to put that on your toast'. And there you have it <smile>.
-----Original Message----- From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of jean parker Sent: 18 May 2006 13:24 To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bct] speaking of camera phonesRe: Re: Camera phone
I have been wondering this for a while. Since so many mobile phone these days have cameras whether you need one or not, what interesting, unusual, or innovative uses have blind people found for these cameras?
----- Original Message ----- From: "CLG Productions" <cknc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 4:51 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: Camera phone
glassUnfortunately, my vision is too degraded.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Allformats" <allformats@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 5:52 AM
Subject: [bct] Re: Camera phone
If you can see/have some useful vision, could you use a magnifyingProductionsto view the image on the screen? Or, use the 'zoom' function on the phone camera to enlarge the image? The mag might be best though.
-----Original Message----- From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of CLGstillSent: 18 May 2006 10:32 To: blind-photography@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bct] Camera phone
I just got me a Nokia 6020 cell phone recently. It has in it, aimage/video image camera. I had a question, and don't worry, this is
familiartotally unrelated to opporation of the phone so if you're notwithwith this model phone, keep reading it's OK, this has nothing to dosothe menus, etc. I'm trying to figure out how to best hold the phonewasthat it would be lined up with the object Im trying to take. Yeah, if itthata person, they could tell me, unless it was a child, or an infantsomething,can't yet talk. LOL! but if I'm trying to take a photo ofalmostsay, my
cat, or such, then I obviously can't get verbal indication to line it up. Now, this is what is really odd to me: Why is it, that I have a radio shack digital camera and with it, I can line it up with no helpflawlessly on the first go, and might I add, the linds on the digital
phone.camera is pretty much about, if not smaller, the same size as the one on mysideI know that if I put my finger on the volume up key, on the left topmyof the phone, nearest to the ear piece speaker, Then very slowly rotatewasfinger around to the back of the phone, then assuming that the phonewith the key pad facing me, as I've been describing, my finger would adventurally
while rotating from that volume key to the back, bump the linds. I think my problem is for some reason, I tend to not hold the phone perfectly straight.Which a corse Doesn't help mat5ters. Often I find
up,people saying turn to your left, or rock it up a bit. Then I'd move my handyourand the individual I'm shooting would say: no no no no, I mean, movewrist not the whole pyone. Like, tilt the top of the phone more toward me,
goingit's not angled perfectly virtically straight up and down. thus I'm notchangeto be centered, or you may even chop off my head. You can actuallynarrow,the
mode from standard picture to portret picture. I dono though if that would help. That seems to make the picture width wize a lot moreso I
don't have as much head room it doesn't look like. The problem isn't
phoneopperating the camera and taking the picture, then going into theamand e-mailing it. That's a sinch, it's more just figuring out why Iishaving so many issues aiming. Like I said, I adapted to aiming my digital camra within about 3 minutes after getting it, if that. So if thatusethe case, then why is this so much harder. I don't have enough sight toalmostthe view finder. Granted the view finder on the phone is excellent, Ifigurehave to nose it, to see it, which won't help. I'd love though towhat myout a way to know where the linds is in relation to my object, because the camra on my phone blows my digital camera outta the water, according topicture ofdad told me. He said that the quality is just amazing! He took aisme and assisted teaching me how to e-mail it to myself. Once on my computer, I
looked at it, and man! Talk about good! I may not have much vision, but I did have enough to see this. I agree. The color aspect ratiotip100% better! That is why I was hoping that someone had possibly adifficultthat may help me or may could explain to me, why this seems to be sofor me compared to my digital. Like I say, it's not an accessibility
5/12/2006issue by any means. It's more, just an aiming problem.
Anyway, thanks for your help. BTW, if anyone owns this phone, again, the Nokia 6020 please contact me, as I do have a few more questions.
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