I have completely with Scott's assessment that the MileStone would not help you in locating items such as a bus stop; however, it has some many capabilitiesx that it should not be seen as a competitor to SoundPost, but an adjunct, as they each serve a need in helping blind people move independantly. SoundPost, it should be remembered, is not particularly designed for transit systems; it's designed to help us locate anything we're seeking, and restrooms come right to mind! so, I'd like to see it used all through out city. Chip ------------------------------ Chip Orange Database Administrator Florida Public Service Commission Chip.Orange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (850) 413-6314 (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.) ________________________________ From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Easy Talk Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 9:14 AM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Fw: Pavip Transport Hi all, I decided to forward this to the list. Thought some of you gadget freaks might be interested. Robert ----- Original Message ----- From: Easy Talk <mailto:easytalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: sgreenblatt76@xxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 9:09 AM Subject: Re: Pavip Transport HI Scott, For the BookSense, go to gwmicro.com select the support link and there you will find a link to join the list. As far as locating the stops, I think the tactile markings are the best. Also the RFID reader would also allow you to scan the RFID tag once you located the stop for additional information. The down side is the units are currently priced at $449.00 but it also has a lot of other features. The digital recorder is very good and has shortcut directories for to do, telephone numbers and Misc. The volume is the loudest I have heard for a digital book reader and the size is the smallest. As far as the Daisy reader, there needs to be some work done there, and the authorization methods haven't been worked out with Bookshare and NLS. Another plus for the Milestone is, it is pretty simple to use. It only has 6 buttons. Robert ----- Original Message ----- From: sgreenblatt76@xxxxxxxxx To: Robert Miller <mailto:easytalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 8:47 AM Subject: Pavip Transport Robert, I read your message on TABI and I wanted to tell you that this system sounds extraordinary. If there's some way to get it working around Tallahassee that would be amazing. It didn't sound to me as though the system would be a help in actually finding the bus stops like the device Chip brought to our attention would but a combination of both devices could solve most of the mobility and transportation problems for the visually impaired. Of course once the Pavip transport system includes GPS technology and you could mark on a map where bus stops are then I guess this is all the system you would need. Please keep us informed about new developments with this system and any other interesting adaptive technology you come in contact with. Thanks! Scott Ps. Is there a mailing list for the Book Sense I can get on to in order to keep abreast of any new developments in the software for the machine so I know when to look for an update?