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

Lynne superlynne at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 16 01:40:30 GMT 2011


I'll try again.  Thank you.  I couldn't find a follow button on the page. 
Hmm.
Lynne
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chase Crispin" <chase.crispin at gmail.com>
To: <mm-friends at acbradio.org>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2011 9:26 PM
Subject: Re: [Mm-friends] thoughts on this week's episode


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