[Mm-friends] thoughts on this week's episode

Chase Crispin chase.crispin at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 01:26:37 GMT 2011


Hi Lynne,
Our username is mainmenu which is all one word, all lower case.  Here is the
direct link to the Twitter page for the show:
http://www.twitter.com/mainmenu
Thanks, 


 
 
 
 
Chase Crispin
http://www.blindmobiletech.com/
chase.crispin at gmail.com
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Lynne [mailto:superlynne at earthlink.net] 
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2011 8:25 PM
To: chase.crispin at gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Mm-friends] thoughts on this week's episode

By the way, I tried following you on Twitter but the search page could not
find Main Menu in any way, shape or form.
Can you help with this?
Thank you.
Lynne

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chase Crispin" <chase.crispin at gmail.com>
To: "'Lynne'" <superlynne at earthlink.net>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2011 9:05 PM
Subject: RE: [Mm-friends] thoughts on this week's episode


> Hi Lynne,
> We are glad you liked the show and thank you for your feedback.  We are
> looking at doing another show on this topic.  Stay tuned to this list for
> more details.
> Thanks,
>
>
>
>
>
> Chase Crispin
> http://www.blindmobiletech.com/
> chase.crispin at gmail.com
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lynne [mailto:superlynne at earthlink.net]
> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2011 7:11 PM
> To: mm-friends at acbradio.org; chase.crispin at gmail.com
> Subject: Re: [Mm-friends] thoughts on this week's episode
>
> The podcast was excellent.  Thank you, all, for making such valid points.
>
> Choice of assistive tech is extremely important.  No one piece of 
> assistive
> tech fits all and I'm thrilled that you stressed the necessity for choice.
> Additionally, it was music to my ears to hear Tim Cumings say that the
> horrific label of "ghetto" should not be applied to blindness-specific
> technology.
>
> I look forward to the next one.
> Regards,
> Lynne
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chase Crispin" <chase.crispin at gmail.com>
> To: <mm-friends at acbradio.org>
> Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2011 12:56 PM
> Subject: Re: [Mm-friends] thoughts on this week's episode
>
>
>> Hi Mary,
>> I agree with a lot of what you said.  We are considering how we can cover
>> this topic more in detail.  We appreciate your feedback on the show.
>> Thanks,
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Chase Crispin
>> Visit my website!
>> http://www.blindmobiletech.com/
>> Email:
>> chase dot crispin at gmail dot com
>> My SAMobile address is no longer active.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: mm-friends-bounces at acbradio.org
>> [mailto:mm-friends-bounces at acbradio.org] On Behalf Of Mary Emerson
>> Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2011 12:08 AM
>> To: mm-friends at acbradio.org; Main Menu Friends list
>> Subject: Re: [Mm-friends] thoughts on this week's episode
>>
>> Hi again list,
>>
>> I'm writing thoughts as I hear the podcast, so I hope this won't be too
>> disorganized.
>>
>> I love the Pac Mate QWERTY keyboard and am very comfortable with it. I 
>> use
>> it for reading files that require 40 cells, such as books of poetry from
>> various sources, recipe files, etc. I use the Apex for braille reading; I
>> love sitting outside reading a novel, and the Apex is great for that,
>> although I find it hard to get used to only 32 cells. I miss the advance
>> bar
>> and think Humanware could add an advance bar to the Apex.
>>
>> I have the pac mate Omni set up in reverse advance mode, so that I can
>> read
>> with one hand and keep the other hand on one of the advance buttons.
>>
>> Third-party software: I've tried it on the pac mate and never liked it; 
>> it
>> was just too slow, or not compatible with the Omni.
>>
>> Music, NLs Bard, Audible.com, Learning Ally, Bookshare, and MP3 files: I
>> use
>> a Victor Stream and am about to wear out my second one. It's with me all
>> the
>> time and I find it works incredibly well. I even like the monaural 
>> feature
>> when the speed is set to 1; I'm deaf on one side and can't hear stereo.
>> Music sounds a little weird when the speed is at 1, but I've gotten used
>> to
>> it and I'm not missing anything.
>>
>> PC: I use it for e-mail, file conversion to various formats, sound
>> editing,
>> web surfing.
>>
>> Direction of note takers: If screen reader manufacturers could add a few
>> functions to screen readers that would make note taker capabilities work,
>> that would probably steer me away from note takers. The main one i'm
>> thinking of is having screen readers translate and speak grade two 
>> braille
>> files. I love the pac mate, braille lite, and Apex ability to vocalize
>> braille files. If I'm doing something else and can't read a grade 2 file
>> in
>> braille, it's great to have it speak without worrying about
>> back-translating
>> it first.
>>
>> cell phone: I don't have one. As a retired person, I don't do a lot of
>> traveling and I don't commute any more, so I'll use a land line until 
>> land
>> lines go away.
>>
>> One aspect of note takers that wasn't mentioned is immediate access to
>> braille. I'm hearing-impaired, and really appreciate how braille use is
>> built into these devices, or can be added with separate braille displays.
>> These days there's so much emphasis on talking devices that the 
>> deaf-blind
>> community often gets left behind.
>>
>> I agree that note takers are not so-called ghetto devices; they have a
>> place
>> in the blind community. It will be interesting to see where things go in
>> the
>> future.
>>
>> Mary
>>
>>
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