[access-uk] Re: k reader

  • From: "Jackie Cairns" <cairnsplace@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 16:49:21 +0100

Hi Steve

Well he was anything but American when I heard it. (smile.)  I think that voice 
is so fake it's not true.  Nevertheless, I believe another voice is being added 
in a future upgrade.  I don't like Jane or Jennifer either, so I hope those two 
aren't on the agenda. (smile.)  Isn't it funny how we all have our likes and 
dislikes of these voices?  I find it rather amusing.


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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Steve Nutt 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 4:40 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: k reader

  Hi jackie,

  Interesting.  In the American demos I have heard on Main Menu, American 
Eloquence was used, so it must be available.

  All the best


  From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Jackie Cairns
  Sent: Sunday 27 April 2008 13:45
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: k reader

  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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