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

Chase Crispin chase.crispin at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 01:42:09 GMT 2011


Hi Lynn,
What Twitter client are you using?  If you are just using the website, make
sure you are logged in when you view our page.
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 8:41 PM
To: mm-friends at acbradio.org; chase.crispin at gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Mm-friends] thoughts on this week's episode

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,
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 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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