[nabs-l] Calling all iPhone users

Darrell Shandrow darrell.shandrow at gmail.com
Sat Nov 6 23:48:08 UTC 2010


Hello,

Follow these steps to switch to touch typing:

1. Move to and double tap a text field so you are editing.
2. Place two fingers on the screen and turn them clockwise like a radio 
dial.
3. Move the rotor in this way until you reach the Typing Mode selection.
4. Flick up or down to switch between "standard typing" and "touch 
typing" modes.

Regards,

Darrell



On 11/6/2010 4:33 PM, Jedi wrote:
> 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>
>> To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list"
>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2010 4:50 PM
>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Calling all iPhone users
>
>
>>> 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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>>> Mary Fernandez
>>> Emory University 2012
>>> P.O. Box 123056
>>> Atlanta Ga.
>>> 30322
>>> Phone: 732-857-7004
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