[access-uk] Re: k reader

  • From: will lomas <lomaswilliam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 13:52:26 +0100

hi i hear though they are upgrading the reader in the phone i believe, to improve the processing speed but not sure how true that is. also, french, german, italian and spanish will be supported with sapi five synthesizers

On 27 Apr 2008, at 13:45, Jackie Cairns wrote:

Hi Terry and All

I put my own original K-NFB Reader alongside the K-Reader that now works on the N82, and scanned a variety of items such as utility bills, bank statements, medication and boxes of frozen foods. By and large, I found the results pretty much the same on both, but I did find the original K-NFB Reader processed things faster than the phone version.

But what I love about the phone over the original is its size and obvious portability. It's amazing to sit somewhere and just bring it out of your pocket to scan something. Yes you can also do that with the original, but the phone is so cute and neat.

What I don't like about the phone version over the original, however, is the voice. The phone only has the Eloquence English version, where the guy frankly sounds really stuffed. I'm obviously used to using the American version of Eloquence, as I do with JAWS. I know they are planning to incorporate another voice, but please God don't let it be RealSpeak as in Jane or whatever her name is, as she's awful as well.

I got Ian to ring the N82 number while I was reading something with the K-Reader, and it definitely interrupts that and allows you to take your call, only to go back to it when you end the call. That's pretty cool I must say.

I also really like the N82 phone. It has a nice keypad and is smaller than my N91 or the N95 for that matter.

While I borrowed it, I updated the N82 to the latest version of TALKS, and that improved this habit it used to have of TALKS chuntering when you entered the K-Reader software. It doesn't do that now, which is much better.

I'm no expert about this product though, and had a play with it for a few days. I agree it is expensive, nobody is going to deny that, but it's a great piece of kit if you want all the facilities of a good phone with TALKS, plus the ability to be able to scan on your travels, all in one device.

I hope that helps.


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----- Original Message -----
From: terrcooper
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 12:43 PM
Subject: [access-uk] k reader

Hi Jackie

If you get five minutes, could you give me an overview of what you thought of the KNFB reader.

would be very much appreciated.



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