[access-uk] Re: Learning android

  • From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2014 23:17:08 -0000

Hi Robert,

Just another general comment, to get a new accessible phone for 90 quid is
pretty much a game changer I'd say.

All the best

Steve
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-----Original Message-----
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Sent: 08 January 2014 17:50
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Learning android

Dear Steve,

I must admit I was rather hoping you would reply.

The phone is a Hua Wei Ascend y300 if that means anything to you. It has
Android 4.1, jellybean, installed and, as I mentioned before, was cheap
(less than £90 - after I had ordered it I found another site where it was
less than £60).

 I am quite prepared for it to be a struggle to start with - I just don't
want it to be impossible. 

My next challenge is to work out how to use the keyboard. I haven't been
able to find instructions on google.com/accessibility. Any suggestions of
sites or other resources which might help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks as always for your reassuring assistance.

Robert 

-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] Per conto di
Steve Nutt
Inviato: mercoledì 8 gennaio 2014 16.38
A: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Oggetto: [access-uk] Re: Learning android

Hi Robert,

It's hard to know since you don't tell us which phone you have, except the
make, and which version of Android you are on.

But granularity works fine for me here, I think you have to get the up/down
just so.  It's less forgiving than an iPhone for example, but it does work.

All the best

Steve

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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
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Sent: 08 January 2014 14:54
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Learning android

Hi all,

I have just had my cheap Huawei phone delivered. I had to get the children
to install talk-back.

I was able to launch the tutorials and follow the instructions with
difficulty. I assume different phones will have different screen sensitivity
meaning my cheap phone will be more difficult to use than a more espensive
one.

The one thing I completely failed in was reading text in an edit box using
the letter-by-letter granularity during the 4th tutorial. The phone just
made a clicking noise when I tried swiping down with one finger as
instructed.

Is the management of gestures a normal difficulty for beginners on Android ?


Best wishes

Robert

-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] Per conto di
Steve Nutt
Inviato: mercoledì 8 gennaio 2014 10.44
A: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Oggetto: [access-uk] Re: Kindle Question

Hi Ian,

 

I would disagree with this as from Christmas.

 

The Android version allows you accessibly to buy books from within the app.
Apple on the other hand, you have to come out, go into Safari and do your
thing.

 

There are also other things that are better in Android, but I won't go into
them here, unless others are interested, but suffice to say, the Android app
is really rather good now.

 

All the best

 

Steve

 

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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Ian Macrae
Sent: 07 January 2014 20:22
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Kindle Question

 

Jim, you need to specify which device you're loading a book on to.  Is it a
Kindle keyboard, or is it the Kindle app for iPhone or android?  Or it could
be the latest Kindle fire.  The answer to your question will be dependant on
this info.  But in general books for the Kindle are available for purchase
from the Kindle store via amazon.  other texts from other sources can be
either copied from a computer to a Kindle hardware device or accessed via
the Kindle app if they're emailed to the Apple or android device.  My
understanding is that Apple remains the best option for accessibility.  

On 7 Jan 2014, at 20:16, <doherty468@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:





Hi Folks,

 

Apologies if this is off topic, but I'm  thinking of purchasing a accessible
Kindle book. Before i go ahead, is there a web site that lists eBooks and
their titles on the net so i can get an idea of what books are available for
download to the kindle first?

 

Any help will be welcomed.

Jim

 

 


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