[access-uk] Re: the knfb reader on the iphone

  • From: "martin wilsher" <martinwilsher@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:50:59 +0100

The knfb reader rocks, is far better than other ocr offerings, and I've
tried a lot of them.  
-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Mann, Madleen
Sent: 25 September 2014 12:01
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: the knfb reader on the iphone

Oh, this is amazing, really?
I think this is my next purchase then! I only heard good stuff about it!


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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Kevin Cussick
Sent: 25 September 2014 11:55
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: the knfb reader on the iphone

Hi,   I don't use any stand but might think about one for home.   but 
mostly I just hold the phone point and shoot.   it mostly just works 
some little errors have been heard but I get almost all the text
perfect.

On 25/09/2014 11:38, Mann, Madleen wrote:
> Kevin as a matter of interest, do you use a reading stand such as the
> giraffe reader or do you just position it?
>
> Thanks for sharing!
>
>
> Madleen Mann
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf
> Of Kevin Cussick
> Sent: 25 September 2014 11:37
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: the knfb reader on the iphone
>
> Hello,   this is the first ocr program I have had on my phone that
> actually works.   just one thing I used it last night,   and for some
> reason the voice has changed from Danial to Samantha for the reading
> voice any ideas folks.  and as for the price yes it is quite expensive
> it is the most expensive app I have ever bought. but it is life
changing
>
> I don't use that expression lightly. I am well impressed. I have only
> had it say it could see all 4 edges of a newspaper it read the
article!
>     the first time in my life I had held a newspaper and read
something
> from it well impressed.
>
> On 25/09/2014 04:00, vanja@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> Though I am an an Android user so can't comment specifically  on the
> KNFB
>> reader, especially never having had one even during the Nokia days, I
> am
>> also interested in the concept itself. Besides, as discussed on this
> list
>> recently, there are indications that it will soon be available on the
>> Android platform as well.
>>
>> I have two questions that I would love feedback on.
>> 1. Are any of you who are on here and are currently using KNFB reader
> first
>> time users of such OCR software on the phone? Also, for those of you,
> if
>> there is anyone, who had difficulties in focusing with other apps,
are
> there
>> any advantages of KNFB user/is it easier to use? Do you learn faster
> because
>> of anything that it might offer to make it so? I do use taptapsee and
> though
>> a lot of the time I am successful, especially with larger items like
>> bottles, I still have issues, even after trying to practice for a
> while now.
>>
>> 2. Since there is such huge amount of Android phones out there, I
> assume
>> that there won't be a limit as to which phones it can be downloaded
> and it
>> would be up to the user to decide whether to buy the app or not based
> on
>> their camera performance and it is something that users themselves
> would
>> have to research? It wouldn't present an issue for me, but for
someone
> who
>> is not quite technologically inclined itmmay be difficult. Of course
> there
>> could be a list of recommended phones on the website. Also is there
> any news
>> as for the Android reliese?
>>
>> I also don't quite understand why, with such hefty price tag, the
> company
>> doesn't offer a demo/trial? I personally think that a significant
> number of
>> people would have no issue buying it if they could first see how well
> it
>> works.
>>
>> Either way, I will try to find someone  who has it on an iPhone to
> play with
>> it a bit while we wait for the Android version.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of
>> Eleanor Martha Burke
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 7:57 PM
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: the knfb reader on the iphone
>>
>> I have to say I am very impressed too and as you say particularly
with
>> accuracy.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Ibrahim Gucukoglu" <ibrahim_gucukoglu@xxxxxxxx>
>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:17 PM
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: the knfb reader on the iphone
>>
>>
>>> Hi.
>>>
>>> I've scanned all this morning's post at my kitchen table with KNFB,
>>> very few inaccuracies, am well impressed.
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: John Gallagher
>>> Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 2:51 PM
>>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Subject: [access-uk] the knfb reader on the iphone
>>>
>>> Hi all
>>> Just read a letter from the rnib about over drive with knfb on the
>>> iphone it is a hard doc to read but it copes with it very well
indeed
>>> just as the eye pal solo does.
>>>
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