[nabs-l] Calling all iPhone users

Jedi loneblindjedi at samobile.net
Sat Nov 6 23:33:00 UTC 2010


How do you activate touch typing?

Respectfully,
Jedi

Original message:
> Mary,

> In the iPhone operating system 4.0, Apple introduced touch typing.
> Essentially, you put your finger over the desired character, and when you
> release your finger, the character is entered in the edit field.  So you now
> have the option of standard typing or touch typing.

> BTW, even with the old operating system, one always had the ability to split
> tap rather than double tap.  Most people I know found split tapping faster
> than double tapping, and touch typing is still faster than that.

> Best,

> Marc
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mary Fernandez" <trillian551 at gmail.com>
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> Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2010 4:50 PM
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>> Hi Ben,
>> I had an Iphone for 3  weeks and gave it to my brother. The phone
>> itself is great. And hte touch screen is absolutely no problem. In
>> fact I much prefer it to a classic phone. However, double tapping when
>> texting and writing in general drove me off the wall. I hear there is
>> an app  that you can dictate text to, however, seeing as I didn't
>> always want ot tell my messages to my phone when in  public, I didn't
>> buy into the idea too much. I'm really disappointed that apple did not
>> include an option to simple single tap or double tap, as the user
>> preferred.
>> Good luck, and like everyone else has pointed out, to to  an apple
>> store and try playing with it.
>> Good luck
>> Mary

>> On 11/5/10, Darrell Shandrow <darrell.shandrow at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello Ben,

>>> Consider not allowing the iPhone's touch screen to intimidate you. If
>>> you can play with a friend's iPhone or take a look at one during a visit
>>> to the Apple or AT&T Store, I think you might understand what I mean.

>>> As of this time, there is still no OCR app for the iPhone that
>>> approaches the capabilities of the K-NFB Reader. I am confident,
>>> however, there will be one very soon, and the iPhone's other attributes
>>> far outweigh, in my opinion, the capabilities of the phone on which the
>>> K-NFB Reader is based.

>>> There are two free mainstream apps that can quickly identify money. One
>>> is called oMoby and the other is called Noogle Noggles. They use the
>>> camera to take a snapshot and use a pattern-recognition algorithm to
>>> identify objects.

>>> You may visit http://blindaccessjournal.com for a demonstration of these
>>> two apps, plus a number of navigation apps and adventures with the
>>> iPhone.

>>> If you have seen an iPhone and are seriously interested in purchasing
>>> one, there are many resources available to learn the iPhone.

>>> Start by visiting http://applevis.com and check the guides and learn
>>> about the apps that are accessible.

>>> Regards,

>>> Darrell






>>> On 11/5/2010 6:05 PM, Ben Schuler wrote:
>>>> Hey Everyone,

>>>> My HTC Ozone has finally died on me. So, I am really thinking about the
>>>> new
>>>> Iphone, but I still am hesitant to purchase the phone because it uses a
>>>> touch screen.

>>>>> From everything I have read about the phone, it seems like it would be
>>>>> just
>>>> as good as the KNFB reader. You can get applications that will identify
>>>> colors, as well as OCR apps. Does anyone have experience with these
>>>> apps?
>>>> How well does Voiceover work with most apps? Do you find that you are
>>>> able
>>>> to quickly accomplish tasks using the touch screen, or does it take a
>>>> little
>>>> longer?

>>>> Also, I have not found an application that will identify money. Does
>>>> anyone
>>>> know if there is one out there?

>>>> Any feedback would be much appreciated.

>>>> Ben Schuler
>>>> bschuler45 at gmail.com





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