[blindtunesbeta] Re: Fw: phone app

Thanks man,
I've found your address in the email, and have already sent you one (off list.) 
-----Original Message-----
From: barrie
Sent:  02/29/2012, 2:09  PM
To: blindtunesbeta@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [blindtunesbeta] Re: Fw: phone app


hi shame
I will give you my email address, and we will  correspond by email.
my email address is 
baz.ritchie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Barrie
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Shane Clark 
  To: blindtunesbeta@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6:32 PM
  Subject: [blindtunesbeta] Re: Fw: phone app


  My apologies list,
  I totally thoght I sent that to Barrie...  However if anyone else would like 
to chime in, feel free.
  But again, my apologies. Shane.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: barrie 
    To: blindtunesbeta@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 12:44 PM
    Subject: [blindtunesbeta] Fw: phone app


    hi I thought I would like to forward this email I had sent me.
    for those who are thinking of buying an ifone.
    have a listen.
    and click on the link.
    Barrie
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: ALAN THORPE 
    To: barrie 
    Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 8:37 PM
    Subject: phone app


    As touch screens become more and more ubiquitous there is an imminent and
    increasing need to devise new ways in which blind and partially sighted
    people can use and benefit from them, rather than being marginalised by
    them. One such innovation is a new app that will be launched over the coming
    weeks called Braille Touch. This new app has been developed by Georgia Tech
    for use on iPhones and Android phones, and once proficient in its use it is
    claimed to be up to six times faster than existing methods for sending text
    messages without sight.

    Unlike many phone apps, Braille Touch is designed to be used holding the
    phone horizontally in landscape mode with the screen facing away from you.
    When held like this the user can easily place three fingers from each hand
    on the three virtual buttons located on the right and left-hand side of the
    screen. By selecting various combinations of the six virtual buttons in a
    chorded process users can type letters in a Braille-like dot matrix, and
    each letter may be spoken as it is typed. To insert a space between words
    the user simply needs to swipe a finger across the screen.

    The Georgia Tech research group has developed iPhone and iPad versions of
    Braille Touch and is currently working on Android versions. Early trials
    with participants proficient in Braille typing have demonstrated that users
    can reach up to 32 words per minute with 92 percent accuracy using the
    prototype app on an iPhone.

    With the good news that the app will be free for users to download perhaps
    now you have the perfect excuse to start polishing up your Braille skills!

    If you're keen to know more about the app, you can view a short
    demonstration video on  <http://youtu.be/rIEO1bUFHsI> YouTube.


    MANY THANKS
    ALAN THORPE
    TEL 0114 220 7007  07961 406 739
    EMAIL  info@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    WEB www.eyecan.org.uk


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