My problem is, Steve that I just don't have enough hands! In order to use
the GPS apps it is often necessary to do a considerable amount of swiping
and with one hand used to hold a dog lead, another hand to hold the phone, I
just don't have a free hand to do the swiping. The apps I've used haven't
appeared to have the voice command facility, although the information is
spoken out. And that's another problem, when I'm working the dog, I want my
ears free of clutter but often in busy conditions, I just can't catch what
the app is telling me.
It's different when sitting in a bus or car, but out on the street, I really
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- From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:38:26 +0100
Why are they difficult? What would make them easier? They speak the
information you want, and you can even ask them where you are by voice.
I am not being awkward, just asking questions as to how we could make stuff
like that easier.
I use GPS with a Bluetooth headset for example, and although I use Android,
I know that Blindsquare supports control via a Bluetooth headset. You can
use the prev, next, play/pause buttons for example to carry out GPS
All the best
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
CJ &AA MAY
Sent: 20 October 2016 14:58
Subject: [access-uk] Re: useful apps
I think the GPS apps are great for planning a route but incredibly difficult
to use whilst on the move. Recently the Techshare feature really brought
this to home and I realised I wasn't alone in finding these apps difficult
to use on the move.
Aps like Blind Square and other similar apps could be very useful whilst on
buses or in cars for letting you know where you are however.
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