[vip_students] Re: cobolt systems

MessageHi Paul,
I agree and they seem to think that once a phone has big buttons it is 
accessible for a blind person.  I think I just will have to take out a phone or 
two from Argus and check them out myself.  I will keep the list up to date on 
my progress.
Have a nice weekend.
Regards,
Noreen  
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  To: vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 8:41 AM
  Subject: [vip_students] Re: cobolt systems


  Hi Noreen,

   

  I could be wrong but I feel sometimes that in certain cases, sighted persons 
are the wrong people to ask about such things as they don't realize that 
perhaps the phones have built in speech of sorts and therefore only give you 
their  view on it. Aedan I am sure may cast some light on this.

   

  Paul.

   

   

  From: vip_students-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:vip_students-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of noreenmeagher
  Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 11:11 PM
  To: vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [vip_students] Re: cobolt systems

   

  Hi Aidan,

  Still hunting for a suitable phone.

  Does your cordless BT phone have a screen as well as builtin speech?  
Enquiring in Argus about BT phones I was told a person would have to see screen 
to use these phones and catalogue does not mention anything  about speech on 
any of the phones listed.  All the BT phones have screens.

  Kind regards,

  Noreen         

   

    ----- Original Message ----- 

    From: Aedan O'Meara 

    To: vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

    Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 8:54 PM

    Subject: [vip_students] Re: cobolt systems

     

    Hi Noreen, Sorry for delay in rreplying. I don't know about the BT phones 
now in stock but the original cordless we had had the voice on the base unit. I 
assume all BT stuff probably has this feature. The unit I have now has 4 
cordless handsets and a base unit that is very small and futureistic. It gives 
great coverage all over the house and it is digital. Handsets are very small, 
like a mobile phone. It can also be used as a internal system and you can call 
up any of the four and pass incoming calls around, very handy. Fine on bump 
ons. I must look that up. I use them like you on dishwasher, and washing 
machine. I retire next year and I assume there will be some role reversal and I 
will become a househusband!. 

    Regards

    Aedan. 

     

      -----Original Message-----
      From: vip_students-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:vip_students-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of noreenmeagher
      Sent: 12 July 2007 22:30
      To: vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
      Subject: [vip_students] Re: cobolt systems

      Hi Aedan,

      Also the talking kitchen scales should be added to the list , and not 
forgetting bumpons.  I use bumpons on cookers, washing machine, dishwasher and 
microwave (mine is not a talking one) and even for the different settings on 
thermostat on radiators.  A selection of different size, shape and colour 
bumpons are now free from NCBI shop.

      By the way Aedan, do you know details of cordless BT phone from Argus 
that you mention?  Checking their catalogue does not give you any information 
about built in speech etc., on the different phones listed.

      Kind regards,

      Noreen

        ----- Original Message ----- 

        From: Aedan O'Meara 

        To: vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

        Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2007 9:30 PM

        Subject: [vip_students] Re: cobolt systems

         

        Hi Susan,

        I have many gadgets from cobal including a talking 10 ft steel rule 
that can read in inches or mms at a press of a button: i have atalking 
thermomater that is very accurate for use on yourself or children. I have a 
talking indoor/outdoor talking thermometer for the weather. I actually hav 
three of these as I have one in the house and one in my radio shack and one in 
my holiday home. I also have a talking bathroom scales all from Cobal, which I 
ordered through Breda Dowlihng in NCBI. 

        Another must-have is a talking colour detector, again very reasonably 
priced for what it does and apart from telling you the colour of the clothes 
you wear to four degrees of shade, it can also with suitabel care, read the 
colour of electric wires for the likes of us D I Y fanatics! 

        I have found that most of the BT phones of any type including cordless 
from Argus all have built in speech that announces every function and perfectly 
usable by a totally blind person like me. I particularly like the beep it gives 
if a voice message is left. Very handy indeed.

        Lastly, the gadget to measure your paper money is invaluable and cheap 
enough. 

        Regards to all,

        Aedan O'Meara. 

         

          -----Original Message-----
          From: vip_students-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:vip_students-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Susan Curry
          Sent: 13 June 2007 16:02
          To: vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
          Subject: [vip_students] cobolt systems

          hi folk,

           

          here is the limk for cobolt systems the organisation that i get my 
talking timers from.

           

          http://www.cobolt.co.uk/

           

          cobolt also do talking watches, clocks and much much more, i actually 
prefer there items as the speech is much clearer than those from the rnib.

          best wishes

           

          susan


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