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Subject: RE: Ipod Video is Talking

RE: Ipod Video is Talking

From: Barrett, Don <>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 09:31:56 -0500

Actually, some type of feedback might be really helpful; right now,
after running the Voicebox utility, I do get verbal feedback, but I
still have to learn the kinesthetic timing of how much to touch the
wheel, wait for verbal feedback then move on. Right now, if I rub the
wheel too much I may hear two three or four files spoken, and I suppose
I am on the last one which was spoken. I suppose the verbal feedback
will suffice when I get used to it, but a faster, more immediate ding
might help a blind user be more exacting in their wheel manipulation.

Man, this is so cool.

Don Barrett
Section 508 Coordinator
U.S. Department of Education

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Thom Johansen
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 4:58 AM
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: Ipod Video is Talking

Barrett, Don wrote:

>Yes indeed; I just have two questions which are very pertinent to a
>blind person using the Ipod.
>1. Is there any way to disable the wheel except for volume and just
>have the right and left keys move through the menu. I can hardly get
>to any of the menus without a finger brushing the wheel surface and
>changing the choice. It's kind of like trying to grab a handful of
>water :-)
Disabling it completely might be a bit hard right now, since Rockbox is
pretty dependent on it for navigation. It would really require us to
code two separate button maps for the Ipod target, and I don't believe
anything like that has been done in Rockbox before. This is no reason
not to try it, of course.
Would adding some type of wheel feedback like the original firmware has
with a sound in the external loudspeaker for every step be of any help,

Received on 2006-03-24

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