[optacon-l] Re: My optacon

You sure have to turn down the threshold to read bold letters though...

Nance


Nancy Shackelford
Walk On Faith & Trust In Love - Michael Reed
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marie Rudys" <mrudys@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <optacon-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 3:01 AM
Subject: [optacon-l] Re: My optacon


> Those bold letters are larger and stand out from the rest of the text.
> Marie
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Debby Franson" <the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <optacon-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 7:48 PM
> Subject: [optacon-l] Re: My optacon
>
>
>> Hi Dan!
>>
>> Although I angle the camera to be able to read italicized print and can
>> read it fine, I think I read slower when the words are italicized than
>> when
>> they are regular.  I have noticed that OCR software sometimes has a 
>> little
>> trouble with words in italics.  Bold letters are nice to read with the
>> optacon.
>>
>> Debby
>>
>> At 01:40 AM 5/5/2012, Dan tonge wrote
>>>Yeah, well when things are in italics, they are actually twisted a little
>>>bit so that they are written at an angle.  I guess since it varies from
>>>the regular writing, to a sighted person, it stands out.  I have some
>>>trouble with them, too, but I end up twisting the camera a little bit to
>>>compensate for the angled letters.
>>>
>>>Dan
>>>----- Original Message -----
>>>From: "Robert Feinstein" <harlynn@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>To: <optacon-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>Sent: Friday, May 04, 2012 11:36 PM
>>>Subject: [optacon-l] My optacon
>>>
>>>
>>>I had to fill out a recommendation form for a friend and read it with the
>>>optacon.  I could read the questions, and see boxes where things had to 
>>>be
>>>checked.  I could follow lines across the page, and get the general 
>>>layout
>>>of the page.
>>>
>>>What interested me is that on the envelope, I could feel the bar code, 
>>>and
>>>where the stamp was to go, I could actually feel a rectangle made of
>>>dashes.  Incredible machine!  Just incredible.  I usually just read
>>>letters and never actually noticed that you could tell a very simple
>>>drawing like where to place a stamp.  On the place where the return
>>>address goes, I could feel individual lines to write the address.  Of
>>>course, I just put an address label.  With the optacon, the index finger
>>>is transformed into an eye.
>>>
>>>Kind regards,
>>>Bob
>>>PS: Still can't read italics well at all.  The letters seems spread 
>>>apart,
>>>and the letter n or m look like lines that are not connected.  But, if
>>>someone prints very very carefully, I can make it out, but it is slow.
>>>Regular printing I do much, much better, especially if it is a simpler
>>>font.  Bold letters where many pins vibrate and the letters are thick are
>>>also difficult for me, and if the print is too big, I can't read it.
>>>
>>>Not complaining: it's a remarkable machine.
>>>
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