RE: JFW 8 & Map Sites

  • From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 14:34:47 -0400

Thanks.  My only point was that blind people will benefit from this
sea-change in the design of electronic product interfaces.  We may not
have to buy GPS/braillenote combos for $7000 any longer, we may be able
to use off-the-shelf technology one day soon.

And, just like the original poster, I'm the navigator for my sighted
wife as the driver, so it might benefit us as well!  I wonder if we have
enough "navigators" to form our own list????  What's your car preference
as a blind navigator???? ;)

Chip






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> -----Original Message-----
> From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Yardbird
> Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2007 2:24 PM
> To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: JFW 8 & Map Sites
> 
> chip,
> that's all nice. I was only kidding about the absurdity of 
> the way someone 
> worded the initial announcement about this, that's all. Of course the 
> technology you're describing will be easier and safer for drivers. I 
> understand. Just not blind drivers. Was just being silly, not 
> questioning 
> the interesting design stuff. It was only that someone sort 
> of repeated the 
> regular way of describing the advantages of such a system, 
> which of course 
> involves saying how it'll benefit drivers. Which doesn't 
> apply to many of 
> us, literally, directly, I presume. :-)
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2007 10:59 AM
> Subject: RE: JFW 8 & Map Sites
> 
> 
> Actually it is; it's the start of what Honda calls an "eyes free"
> technology movement.  They predict everything we use will eventually
> have an entirely verbal control option, in order not to distract the
> user from something else, and to make it easier.  The Honda engineer
> interviewed said it was just to easy to make a visual interface
> complicated, while a voice-only one *had* to be made simple 
> in order to
> work well.
> 
> Chip
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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> 
> Chip Orange
> Database Administrator
> Florida Public Service Commission
> 
> Chip.Orange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> (850) 413-6314
> 
>  (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not
> necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.)
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Yardbird
> > Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2007 12:58 PM
> > To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: JFW 8 & Map Sites
> >
> > Wow. That's going to be great for us blind drivers! :-)
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2007 9:27 AM
> > Subject: RE: JFW 8 & Map Sites
> >
> >
> > Honda is coming out with car-based GPS units which are
> > extremely simple,
> > voice input controlled, and voice output, so you the driver 
> don't have
> > to constantly look down and fiddle with a screen display.  
> Sounds long
> > over-due.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Chip Orange
> > Database Administrator
> > Florida Public Service Commission
> >
> > Chip.Orange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > (850) 413-6314
> >
> >  (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not
> > necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> >
> > From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > On Behalf Of Jeff Bohrman
> > Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2007 9:45 PM
> > To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: JFW 8 & Map Sites
> >
> >
> > Why not!  Actually, I've been the navigator for man years since
> > my wife has had always such poor sense of directions!  I'm
> > afraid to get
> > her an GPS cuz she's not very technicality oriented!
> >
> > Jeff
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: Russell Solowoniuk <mailto:RSOLOWONIUK@xxxxxxx>
> > To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2007 5:03 PM
> > Subject: RE: JFW 8 & Map Sites
> >
> > Really, Jeff, do you think you should be driving? :)
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Russell
> >
> > ________________________________
> >
> > From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeff Bohrman
> > Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2007 1:03 PM
> > To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: JFW 8 & Map Sites
> >
> >
> > Hello!
> >
> > Prior to my getting Jaws 8.0, I had been using both
> > Mapquest and McNally successfully to get driving directions.
> >
> > But I can no longer do this and have tried several sites
> > to get driving directions to no avail.
> >
> > Any good map sites, please?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Jeff
> >
> >
> >
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