[tabi] Re: window-eyes apps

  • From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 16:22:22 -0400

it's going to be a full blown gps, with routing and all that; but I never
seem to have time to work on it, so maybe it will and maybe it won't.  just
meant to give you the idea that you can write any sort of app at all with
window-eyes.

Chip
 

-----Original Message-----
From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Bubba
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 10:03 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: window-eyes apps

Now this would be nice ! I assume you will need a GPS receiver if your
device don't have one? Is it going to be a full blown GPS or is it going to
be something like a look around app?


Bubba
bubbathegeek@xxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Allison and Chip Orange
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 9:36 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: window-eyes apps

cool!

I'm going to buy a scanner from them myself, I just keep forgetting to go
get it.

I have about half of a GPS navigation app written (requires you to buy MS
MapPoint to get the map data), but I never seem to have time to finish it.

Chip
 

-----Original Message-----
From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Bubba
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 6:02 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: window-eyes apps

Yes, I have a bar code scanner call the ID mate but was interested in this
one also. I heard and been to the AT guys site will check them out . Thanks
for the info.


Bubba
bubbathegeek@xxxxxxxxx

-----Original Message-----
From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 3:00 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: window-eyes apps

with the barcode app, the app is free; you do have to buy a barcode scanner,
and I think you have a wide variety of choice here from USB to Bluetooth
models.  Some are very narrow focus (and much cheaper), and others cost
more, but you can just rotate the item in front of the scanner, and it will
find the barcode automatically.  when it has the barcode, it enters it into
the app and sends it to the web site, which responds with all the info it
has.  There's a company which sells assistive technology which specializes
in these barcode scanners, their name is A.T. guys.

If you had a netbook with a cell modem card, you could even take this into a
store with you to help with shopping.  

As for how you get the apps, your copy of window-eyes should have come with
an app named "appGet" (which should be listed under the apps menu of the
window-eyes control panel).  you can use this app (by pressing it's hotkey)
to look at and download/install all other apps.  Or, if you don't have
window-eyes, you can look at all the apps on their web page called "app
central" at:

http://gwMicro.com/ac

HTH,

Chip


 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bubba
> Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 1:44 PM
> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [tabi] Re: window-eyes apps
> 
> Ok, this is great! So the bar code app is it the hardware part hook to 
> the PC with USB or is it Bluetooth to it or use the wireless internet 
> connection wifi to connect and send and receive info? How do you 
> search for apps for windows eyes. You have my attention now!
> 
> 
> Bubba
> bubbathegeek@xxxxxxxxx
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Allison and Chip 
> Orange
> Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 8:17 AM
> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [tabi] Re: window-eyes apps
> 
> Well, no, they do both.  
> 
> they started out with scripting for applications; but they also saw 
> that they had given programmers everything they needed to create 
> complete apps, and so they have been supporting that idea, and adding 
> whatever features were needed to make it happen.
> 
> So  now, there are many apps: one is a free barcode scanning app, with 
> well over a million items in its web database (which the app talks to 
> when it scans something), and if it doesn't recognize what it scanned, 
> you can enter a description, and that is instantly available to all 
> other users of the app.  This is obviously nothing to do with 
> scripting an application.
> 
> The value of window-eyes here is that it provides an interface to any 
> synthesizer, any braille display, which they support (so the app 
> developer doesn't have to), as well as providing a mechanism for 
> distributing and installing the apps, and providing a wealth of 
> programming support libraries.
> 
> Chip
>  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bubba
> Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 2:47 AM
> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [tabi] Re: Demonstrations of the New Mac OS Lion!
> 
> Yes, new about the apps but I thought what they was calling apps was 
> scripting for application and this is different than an actual app (
> application) that you would install on your device or computer? 
> 
> 
> Bubba
> bubbathegeek@xxxxxxxxx
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Allison and Chip 
> Orange
> Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 4:24 PM
> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [tabi] Re: Demonstrations of the New Mac OS Lion!
> 
> well, that's fine then.
> 
> the only thing which may be unusual to learn is what all the apps will 
> do for you (everyone talks about apps for the I-phone, so you know 
> they're there, but not for screen readers).  I think there are nearly 
> 150 apps for window-eyes now.  you can see them on the web site, or on 
> your pc using the applets app (which now shows you the rating and the 
> comments for each app).
> 
> Chip
>  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bubba
> Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 4:15 PM
> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [tabi] Re: Demonstrations of the New Mac OS Lion!
> 
> Well this will be helpful I think. Yes might have to call on you chip. 
> I not transferring over Just wanted to learn how to use WE as I think 
> you should keep things open your options as not to put everything in 
> one bag. JST
> 
> 
> Bubba
> bubbathegeek@xxxxxxxxx
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Easy Talk
> Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 5:50 AM
> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [tabi] Re: Demonstrations of the New Mac OS Lion!
> 
> Also if you are a jaws user and trying to make the change and have the 
> current version of Window-eyes, it now has Jaws quick key.
> Press insert-j
> then press any jaws hot key and window-eyes will tell you the 
> Window-eyes corresponding keys.  Press insert-j again to dismiss the 
> Jaws quick key.
> 
> Robert
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 8:06 PM
> Subject: [tabi] Re: Demonstrations of the New Mac OS Lion!
> 
> 
> > I'd be glad to offer help with WE if help is ever needed.
> >
> > You can email me during the day at corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> or call at
> > 413-6314.
> > I'm  pretty sure Robert has also offered any help, but I
> too made the
> > switch from JFW, and so felt like I should offer to help
> anyone with
> > WE.
> >
> > Chip
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> > Behalf Of Bubba
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 10:19 PM
> > To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [tabi] Re: Demonstrations of the New Mac OS Lion!
> >
> > Well it is no different than learning any new screen reader
> or technology.
> 
> > I
> > am a JFW user also and in the process of learning WE and having a 
> > terrible time with it. So it depends on the person and how
> well they
> > adapt. So what is a slight learning curve to me might be a
> big one for
> > someone else! I think the biggest thing is learning that
> you have to
> > interact with stuff as with JFW you don't it is all together. Apple 
> > does this so they say as to try to give you as much
> experience as what
> > a seeing person would do they say.
> > As
> > a seeing person most of my life this might be the case for you skim 
> > something then when it is something you want to know more about you 
> > stop and interact with it to learn more about it. If you don't care 
> > really you just by pass it . So this is what Apple is
> attempting to do
> > with Voice Over on the Mac is make it like the you are a seeing 
> > person. I know this is not exactly what you wanted to know but the 
> > best I can do. HTH
> >
> >
> > Bubba
> > bubbathegeek@xxxxxxxxx
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> > Behalf Of blindwilly
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 10:08 PM
> > To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [tabi] Re: Demonstrations of the New Mac OS Lion!
> >
> > Bubba,
> >
> > My concern lately is, what are the commands, and what is
> the learning
> > curve?
> >
> > I am sure disenfranchised with Jaws, but it really has
> worked for me
> > for many years.
> >
> > Willy
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Bubba" <bubbathegeek@xxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 9:38 PM
> > Subject: [tabi] Re: Demonstrations of the New Mac OS Lion!
> >
> >
> >>I own a iphone, Ipad and hopefully the new iphone when it comes out 
> >>and as  quick as I can afford to get one a Mac. But I like
> to learn as
> >>much as I  can  about any technology that is helpful to us blind 
> >>people and possible in  the  long run or short run save us
> money and
> >>give us great accessibilty. I sure  there is several Mac
> users on here
> >>or Mac want to bee's ! JMT !
> >>
> >>
> >> Bubba
> >> bubbathegeek@xxxxxxxxx
> >>
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> >> Behalf Of Allison and Chip Orange
> >> Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 9:27 PM
> >> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> Subject: [tabi] Re: Demonstrations of the New Mac OS Lion!
> >>
> >> I'm just curious, does this have anything to do with
> I-phones and I-pads?
> >> or do you own both a mac and an I-phone?
> >>
> >> thanks.
> >>
> >> Chip
> >>
> >>
> >> ________________________________
> >>
> >> From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> >> Behalf Of Bubba
> >> Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 8:41 PM
> >> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> Subject: [tabi] Demonstrations of the New Mac OS Lion!
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> See these demonstrations of Lion the new OS for Mac. There is also 
> >> other very helpful Mac stuff here also. This is done by
> the Owner/Mod
> >> for the email list that I am on for Mac. It is called mac4theblind.
> >> So see link and enjoy!
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> http://macfortheblind.com/?page_id=25
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Bubba
> >>
> >> bubbathegeek@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:bubbathegeek@xxxxxxxxx>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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