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Subject: RE: Fw: NBP-Announce: Anna Dresner's new iPod Shuffle Book

RE: Fw: NBP-Announce: Anna Dresner's new iPod Shuffle Book

From: Rick Alfaro <rick.alfaro_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2005-06-30

They use it the same way we would use it. The idea behind the Shuffle is
sheer simplicity. It only has controls for the standard navigational stuff
and volume. On the back it has a slide switch that is either off, normal
play, or shuffle. That's it. It is about the size of a pack of gum and
weighs next to nothing. Sighted folks like it for doing stuff like jogging,
and working out due to its feather weight and simplicity. On a 1gb model,
you can fit hours of music or whatever and just put it on shuffle and forget
about it.

--Best regards,

--Rick Alfaro
--rick.alfaro@comcast.net

-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se] On
Behalf Of Glenn at home
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 9:56 PM
To: Rockbox development
Subject: Re: Fw: NBP-Announce: Anna Dresner's new iPod Shuffle Book

How do the sighted use it without a screen?
Does it use something like TalkBox?
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "LARRY SKUTCHAN" <lskutchan@aph.org>
To: <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 10:39 AM
Subject: RE: Fw: NBP-Announce: Anna Dresner's new iPod Shuffle Book

Actually, I just downloaded the new Itunes, and it is much much better
for accessibility. It is still a little odd, but at least you can tell
what is going on.

>>> rick.alfaro@comcast.net Wednesday, June 29, 2005 11:21:44 AM >>>
Actually, with regard to the Ipod Shuffle model, the problem is the
Itunes
software which is horrible for those of us that use screen readers.
The
device itself is perfectly accessible. Where RockBox could make a
huge
difference is with the other Ipod models that rely heavily on the
display.

RockBox for Ipods in my opinion would be huge and I really believe that
even
sighted Ipod users would love it as well.

I have an Ipod Shuffle, but would buy one of the other Ipod models that
are
hd based in a heartbeat if RockBox with its TalkBox support were
developed
for it.

--Best regards,

--Rick Alfaro
--rick.alfaro@comcast.net

-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se
[mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se] On
Behalf Of Christian Marg
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 3:53 AM
To: rockbox@cool.haxx.se
Subject: Re: Fw: NBP-Announce: Anna Dresner's new iPod Shuffle Book

Manuel Dejonghe wrote:
> help me a bit, the coffee is not yet working. The iPod shuffle does
> not have a display, so where is the accessibility or useablility
> difference between sighted and blind people ?

Maybe its not as much about the iPod Shuffle itself but more about the
"Attach to computer, get music on it"?

bye
Christian

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