Well all that is very unfortunate Susan. Expensive though to have a screen replaced, I think in the region of £40.00 still it would have been worth it for your Grandson's photo. I recall you being very excited when he was born. I know what you mean re the phone, obviously someone contacted you to say the phone was ready for collection or for posting out but the trouble with these large companies, it is hard to get speaking to the same person twice.
Eleanor----- Original Message ----- From: "Susan Curry" <SusanCurry@xxxxxxx>
To: <vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:36 AM Subject: [vip_students] Re: Thoughts of phones
that's the sad thing really, there wasn't much wrong with the phone, it was the l c d screen was broken. I know I don't need the screen but I had a photo of my grandson on it, plus it meant that if any thing went wrong with the phone then the sighted person couldn't obviously see what was on the screen. I wish now I had just made do with it the way it was. well, yes I think Vodafone are going to pay to have it replaced. they are trying to get me a c5 but they say there is none to be had. they are even trying to say that they never received the phone but I have the proof of postage and when I rang Vodafone last week the guy I spoke to seem that the phone had been fixed and was sitting ready to be dispatched out to me.i'll give the r n i b a call tomorrow. many thanks Susan----- Original Message ----- From: "Eleanor Burke" <eleanorburke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>To: <vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:21 AM Subject: [vip_students] Re: Thoughts of phonesSusan the RNIB sell the C5 and you can get it directly in Belfast from them. That is what 2 of my friends did who live in Belfast. It cost £175, I think but give them a call tomorrow. They will put on Talks for you for £150.00 but if you know the licence number of your last Talks or even the IMEI of it, talks will just cost you £50.00 provided you can tell the RNIB the IMEI number of your old C5. Finally good luck with Vodafone who lost it and hopefully are paying for its replacement. What was wrong with your phone that you had to send it back to Vodafone?Eleanor----- Original Message ----- From: "Susan Curry" <SusanCurry@xxxxxxx>To: <vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:16 AM Subject: [vip_students] Re: Thoughts of phoneshi tony,I totally agree with you I'll have to give it some serious thought, I'm afraid I'm a creature of habit and hate change, or should I say afraid of change?no harm to maybe go and have a look at an I phone and hopefully that will decide me. I loved my c5 and would love to get it back or be able to buy another one, some times I think one has to bite the bullet and move with the times.Susan----- Original Message ----- From: "tony sweeney" <deirton711@xxxxxxxxx>To: <vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2012 2:41 AM Subject: [vip_students] Thoughts of phonesHi, iPhone is a different learning curve.Consider what you now have (or had) carefully and decide then to take "the jump" if you wish.Think that I saw something of C5 on this list being lost, Vodafone before!Best, Tony Sweeney----- Original Message ----- From: "Dorothy" <dorothy.darke@xxxxxxx>To: <vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2012 10:13 PM Subject: [vip_students] Re: picking your brainsHi SusanI am very interested in the iPhone too as my Nokia N70 is having the abdabsand cutting out so I am looking for another phone.I went into the Vodafone shop near us and the chap said E5-00 and E7-00which both have qwerty keyboards. Also he said to go into the Apple Shop and ask them to let me feel theiPhone then it will give me an idea how it works and he would order me one.I have just been on the Apple Web Site and below is some information which Ifound which could be helpful to you. Hope this helps, Dorothy. Vision The revolutionary iPhone also includes an equally revolutionary screenreader, and other innovative accessibility features that make it easier touse for those with impaired vision. VoiceOverThe same VoiceOver screen reader made popular on the Mac is now a standardfeature on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and iPhone 3GS. It's the world's firstgesture-based screen reader, enabling you to enjoy the fun and simplicity ofiPhone even if you can't see the screen.What makes VoiceOver on iPhone truly remarkable is that you control it using simple gestures that let you physically interact with items on screen. It's easy to learn and fun to use. Instead of memorizing hundreds of keyboard commands, or endlessly pressing tiny arrow keys to find what you're looking for, with VoiceOver, you simply touch the screen to hear a description of the item under your finger, then gesture with a double-tap, drag, or flickto control the phone.VoiceOver delivers an experience unlike any screen reader you've ever usedbefore. Traditional screen readers describe individual elements on thescreen, but struggle to communicate where each element is located or provide information about adjoining objects. This contextual information is very important but typically filtered out by other screen readers. For example,"off-screen" models used by traditional screen readers to representapplications and web pages intentionally strip away contextual information and describe web pages as a list or menu of items. But with VoiceOver on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and iPhone 3GS, you'll experience something entirelynew.Because VoiceOver works with the iPhone touchscreen, you interact directly with objects on the screen and can naturally understand their location and context. So, when you touch the upper-left corner of the screen, you'll hear what's in the upper left corner of a web page, and as you drag your finger around the screen, you'll learn what's nearby, providing an amazing new sense of context and relationship between the items you hear. For many, VoiceOver on iPhone will provide, perhaps for the first time, a true sense of how things appear on screen, not just descriptions of what they are.You'll hear descriptions of every item on the screen, including statusinformation such as battery level, Wi-Fi and cellular network signal levels, the cellular network provider, and time of day. It even lets you know whenthe display changes to landscape or portrait orientation, and when the screen is locked or unlocked.The speaking rate is adjustable so you can set it to a speed that best suits your listening ability. VoiceOver uses distinctive sound effects to alert you when an application opens, when the screen is updated, when a message dialog appears, and more. And, when Voiceover is talking, the volume of background sounds and music is automatically lowered, "ducking" under thevoice, so you can clearly hear what VoiceOver is telling you. It speaks your languageVoiceOver includes built-in voices that speak 36 languages: Arabic, Chinese(Cantonese), Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Czech, Danish, Dutch,English (Australia), English (Britain), English (Irish), English (South African), English (United States), Finnish, Flemish (Belgian Dutch), French (Canadian), French (France), German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian,Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil),Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish (Mexico), Spanish(Spain), Swedish, Thai, Turkish. Getting startedVoiceOver is built right into iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and iPhone 3GS. There's nothing extra to purchase or install. All you need is the latest version of iTunes and a Mac or PC. You can activate your iPhone and enable VoiceOver without sighted assistance using Setup Assistant. Sighted users can also enable VoiceOver for you directly on iPhone using the Accessibility menu inthe Settings application. How it worksWith VoiceOver enabled, you'll use a different but simple set of gestures to control iPhone. For example, instead of tapping to activate a button, tap the button to hear a description of it, double-tap to activate it, and swipeup or down to adjust a slider. When an item on the screen is selected, a black rectangle called theVoiceOver Cursor appears around it. The VoiceOver Cursor is displayed for the benefit of sighted users with whom you may be sharing your phone. When you prefer privacy, VoiceOver includes a screen curtain that turns off thedisplay so no one can read it without your knowledge.In addition to touching and dragging around the screen, you can also flickleft and right to move the VoiceOver Cursor precisely to the next orprevious item on the screen - no matter how big or small it is. By flicking, you have precise control of what you hear even when it might otherwise bedifficult to place your finger on it. Watch the VoiceOver video Entering text When you're typing text, such as an email message or a note, VoiceOverechoes each character on the keyboard as you touch it, and again to confirm when you enter it. You can also have VoiceOver speak each completed word instead of or in addition to individual characters as you type them. A flick up or down while typing moves the insertion point cursor left and rightwithin the text so you can edit a word just as easily and precisely as typing a new word. To help you type more quickly and accurately, iPhone features word prediction and suggests the correct spelling when you type a wordincorrectly. With Speak Auto-text enabled, you'll hear a sound effect and the suggested word spoken automatically. You can just keep typing to ignoreit, or press the space key to have iPhone type it for you. The rotorVoiceOver features an innovative virtual control called a "rotor." Turning the rotor - by rotating two fingers on the screen as if you were turning an actual dial - changes the way VoiceOver moves through a document based on a setting you choose. For example, a flick up or down might move through text word by word. But when you choose the "character" setting, each time youflick up or down VoiceOver will move through the text character by character - perfect when you're proofreading or editing text.You can also use the rotor to navigate web pages. When you're on a web page, the rotor contains the names of common items, such as headers, links, form elements, images, and more. You select a setting, then flick up and down to move to the previous or next occurrence of that item on the page, skippingover items in between. ApplicationsVoiceOver works with all of the built-in applications that come on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and iPhone 3GS, including Safari, Mail, App Store, iTunes, Music, Calendar, and Notes. And with the element labeler, you can create custom labels for buttons so it's even easier to place and receive calls,surf the web, text and email your friends, check your stocks and theweather, and more. Apple is also working with iPhone software developers sothey can make their applications VoiceOver compatible. Learn more Wireless braille displays You can use a refreshable braille display that uses Bluetooth wireless technology to read VoiceOver output in braille. In addition, brailledisplays with input keys and other controls can be used to control iPhone when VoiceOver is turned on. iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and iPhone 3GS work with many of the most popular wireless braille displays. View a list of supportedbraille displays SiriSiri on iPhone 4S lets you use your voice to send messages, place phone calls, schedule meetings, set reminders, and more. You can ask Siri to do things for you just by talking the way you talk. Siri understands what yousay, knows what you mean, and even talks back. It's the intelligentassistant that's there to help with the things you do every day. iPhone 4S also takes dictation. Instead of typing, tap the microphone button on the keyboard, speak your words, numbers, or sentences out loud, and let iPhone convert your words into text. It's never been easier to write messages, takenotes, or search the web. Learn more about Siri ZoomWhile many iPhone applications let you zoom in and out specific elements such as images in Mail, or web page columns in Safari, Zoom lets you magnify the entire screen of any application you're using to help you see what's on the display. You can enable Zoom using iTunes when you're setting up iPhone, for yourself or someone else, or later, using the Accessibility menu in theSettings application on iPhone.Zoom works everywhere, including the Home, Lock, and Spotlight screens -even with applications you purchase from the App Store.A simple double-tap with three fingers instantly zooms in and out 200% andyou can double-tap and drag three fingers to dynamically adjust themagnification between 100% and 500%. Even when zoomed, you can continue using all of the familiar flick, pinch, tap, and other iPhone gestures torun your favorite applications. White on Black For those who need or prefer higher contrast, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, andiPhone 3GS provide an option to change the display to white on black. This reverse video effect works in all applications as well as the Home, Lock,and Spotlight screens and can be used with Zoom and VoiceOver. Speak Selection Want to select text from websites, email, messages, and more? SpeakSelection lets you highlight text in any application by double tapping it. Even if you don't have VoiceOver enabled, Speak Selection will read you the highlighted text and give you formatting options like cut, copy, and paste.Turn on Speak Selection in Settings. Tactile ButtonsiPhone includes a few, easily discernible physical buttons used to control the phone: the Sleep/Wake button, located on the top edge; the Ring/Silent switch and volume-control buttons, located on the upper-left edge; and theHome button, centered below the display. Large Text You can increase the font size to see up to 56-point text in alerts, Calendar, Contacts, Mail, Messages, and Notes. iPhone Stereo HeadsetiPhone comes with a stereo headset with a high-performance microphone built into the cable. Plug it into the standard 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack, and the headset lets you control music playback and answer and end calls byclicking the microphone capsule.Several add-on products are also available to work with iPhone that can helpthose with hearing disabilities, including a hearing aid-compatibleinduction ear loop from TecEar, wireless remote headset from Oticon, andothers. Hands-Free SpeakerphoneEnjoy hands-free communication using the built-in speakerphone, which you can also use to listen to Visual Voicemail, music, podcasts, and video.Audible, Visible, and Vibrating AlertsTurn the ringer on and iPhone delivers both audible and visual alerts for phone calls, text messages, new and sent mail, and calendar events. Choose to have an LED light flash for incoming calls and alerts. Set incoming calls to display a full-screen image of the caller. Or select an audio option toconfirm keyboard actions.In silent mode, iPhone vibrates instead of playing a tone. And it's easy to know who's calling because you can select from different vibration patterns or create your own by tapping out custom patterns. To ensure that you nevermiss a notification, you can have iPhone play an audio alert, too. Downloadable, Assignable RingtonesYou can assign distinctive ringtones to individuals in your contacts list,using the ringtone as an audible caller ID. Visit the iTunes Store tocreate, purchase, and download additional ringtones of your favorite songs(sold separately). Accessible iPhone User GuideThe iPhone User Guide has been designed with accessibility in mind. Read the iPhone User Guide in HTML format using a web browser with your favorite screen reader on a Mac, PC, and iPhone. Or listen to the iPhone User Guide in ePub format using VoiceOver in the iBooks app on iPhone (iBooks and the user guide can be downloaded at no charge from the App Store and iBookstore, respectively). You can read the iPhone User Guide in tagged PDF format using the Preview application in OS X and Adobe Acrobat for Mac and Windows. If you can read English braille there's also an electronic braille version in.brf format. You can order an embossed copy of iPhone User Guide from Lighthouse for the Blind in San Francisco, California. Hearing-- I am using the free version of SPAMfighter. We are a community of 7 million users fighting spam. SPAMfighter has removed 1778 of my spam emails to date. Get the free SPAMfighter here: http://www.spamfighter.com/len The Professional version does not have this message