[optacon-l] Re: My optacon

I angle mine to the right for italics, but don't like them at all.

In God We Trust,

Carolyn
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marie Rudys" <mrudys@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <optacon-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2012 4:42 AM
Subject: [optacon-l] Re: My optacon


Italicized words slants to the right.  I never thought of twisting the
camera accordingly.  Next time, I will try it.
Marie



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dan tonge" <danieltonge2011@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <optacon-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2012 11:40 PM
Subject: [optacon-l] Re: My optacon


> 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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