[gps-talkusers] Re: Seeing Eye GPS iPhone app and other Sendero products

Mike,
Better yet, a phone with a portable Braille display. Carry the phone in your 
pocket and the Braille display like you would carry your notetaker, and voila. 
If you don't want to use your phone for that, get an iPod Touch that you can 
stick in your pocket instead. You can even type in Grade II, and it's a far 
more capable device than any notetaker. The laptop argument doesn't work 
because even Ultrabooks are rather large, since they have that pesky screen on 
them :).


On Jun 22, 2012, at 12:30 PM, Mike Arrigo wrote:

> With the availability of things like ultrabooks now, I wonder how long the 
> blind note takers will be around though. There is little reason to spend more 
> money for a product that is a closed proprietary system when you can have the 
> same functionality and much more by getting something such as a macbook air, 
> or another small laptop. And the notetakers are way behind the times, I think 
> the last update to the human ware products introduced support for reading PDF 
> files, you've been able to do that on main stream computers for years. In 
> short, the blind notetakers offer nothing that you cannot do on a small 
> portable laptop and braille display for a cheaper price.
> Original message:
> 
>> One of the things Sendero has always said is that "Not one size fits all" 
>> nor is one product best for all situations.
> 
>> The iPhone is wonderful for consuming information but I don't think it is as 
>> productive for writing or sending information. I don't mind reading emails 
>> on my iPhone but I always write emails on my computer or BrailleNote.
> 
>> So, when it comes to GPS, we want the Seeing Eye GPS product to be easy to 
>> use and full functioning for those who just don't want to carry a notetaker 
>> for whatever reason. We fully expect the BrailleNote and Sense GPS products 
>> to remain as a good solution for both consuming information and especially 
>> for efficiently writing and researching. When it comes to figuring out 
>> destinations and giving driving instructions to a friend or cab driver, I 
>> will be using my PK. In other less time sensitive situations where I am just 
>> following a route and wanting basic LookAround information, the iPhone GPS 
>> will be great.
> 
>> Mike
> 
>> From: gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> [mailto:gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Aaron Linson
>> Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2012 11:54 AM
>> To: gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [gps-talkusers] Re: Seeing Eye GPS iPhone app?
> 
>> When or if this iPhone app comes out, what will happen to Braille note users 
>> of the product?
> 
>> Aaron
> 
>> Once an Eagle
> 
>> Always an Eagle
> 
>> On Jun 21, 2012, at 11:31 AM, "Michael May" <mikemay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> <mailto:mikemay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> 
>> It is too early to say much about the Seeing Eye GPS app for the iPhone 
>> other than it is in the works. The intention is that it will have a straight 
>> forward easy to use user interface with turn by turn capabilities. We had a 
>> couple user group sessions at CSUN to get everyone's wish list for an iPhone 
>> app.
> 
>> I have the XGPS Bluetooth arm band GPS receiver for the iPhone. Hard to tell 
>> if it is better than the built in GPS. It is kind of a pain to wear it.
> 
>> Mike
> 
>> From: gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> <mailto:gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
>> [mailto:gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> <mailto:gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>] On Behalf Of Hope Paulos
>> Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2012 11:19 AM
>> To: gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Subject: [gps-talkusers] Re: Seeing Eye GPS iPhone app?
> 
>> You’re welcome, Dale. I also am interested in this application. I’m hoping 
>> Mike’s presentation will be recorded and accessible to those who are not 
>> able to attend the convention. I’m currently at Carroll Center for the blind 
>> as an instructor for a program dealing with access technology and my 
>> supervisor, Brian Charlson, and I were talking about the seeing eye gps last 
>> night… He attended the focus group at CSun. Hope
> 
>> From: gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> <mailto:gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
>> [mailto:gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> <mailto:gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>] On Behalf Of Dale Leavens
>> Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2012 10:38 AM
>> To: gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Subject: [gps-talkusers] Re: Seeing Eye GPS iPhone app?
> 
>> Ah thanks Hope,
> 
>> I just noted reference to it in the news announcement from Sendero but there 
>> wasn't any additional information about it. I will be very interested as I 
>> have never had any particular interest in those note takers nor the extra 
>> equipment to pack around. I really prefer the universal functionality of a 
>> notebook computer but the iPhone pretty well includes most of that now along 
>> with a phone and perhaps soon a fully functional GPS solution. Awesome.
> 
>> Again thank you Hope.
> 
>> Dale leavens.
> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
> 
>> From: Hope Paulos <mailto:hope.paulos@xxxxxxxxx>
> 
>> To: gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> 
>> Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2012 9:19 AM
> 
>> Subject: [gps-talkusers] Re: Seeing Eye GPS iPhone app?
> 
>> It’s an application that has not yet been released by Sendero. I believe 
>> it’s a fully functional gps program that will work similar to mobile geo or 
>> the sender gps programs for the note takers.
> 
>> From: gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> <mailto:gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
>> [mailto:gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
>> <mailto:[mailto:gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]> On Behalf Of Dale 
>> Leavens
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 4:46 PM
>> To: gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Subject: [gps-talkusers] Seeing Eye GPS iPhone app?
> 
>> So what is Seeing Eye GPS iPhone app? A google doesn't reveal it to me.
> 
>> Thanks.
> 
>> Dale Leavens.
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