[blindza] Re: [Blind] Initial TextScout testing

Another update.

Just tested it on reading preparation instructions on a box of smash instant
mashed potatoes, and it got it right first time, which is quite impressive
as well.

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jacob Kruger" <jacobk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "NAPSA Blind" <blind@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 10:36 PM
Subject: [Blind] Initial TextScout testing


Ok

Was just testing that TextScout mobile phone software and comparing it to
my
KNFB Reader classic (PDA version) now, and must say am quite impressed.

With the KNFB Reader it really comes down to aiming, surfaces and
lighting,
but just trying out both of them on a bill/letter from someone, using same
aiming, lighting conditions/environment, the TextScout software actually
read the pages better, and when I then tested it on a local newspaper
which
didn't seem to be in a very good condition at all, they both read it about
the same.

Will just carry on trying to compare the 2 of them on things like product
labels, menus etc. in the rest of the 2 week demo period of the TextScout
software, but am also just wondering how much it will actually cost since
there doesn't seem to be any pricing info on their website, but if you
look
at the article/write up about them being at the conference in the UK, it
almost seems like they'd be asking something like around GBP700 - and for
that price, no thanks, and this would also require data transmission costs
for use, and would also rely on their server etc. to be online - which is
alright, but the initial price is a bit high - my opinion anyway...
(suppose also because already have a KNFB Reader classic - would just like
to compare this new one to the KNFB Reader mobile phone version as well)

Other minor thing would be that with both this and the KNFB reader mobile
version, you're meant to put polarisers on your phone's camera lens, and
not
sure how that would affect normal photo taking...?

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'


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