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Subject: Re: A Beginner's Question

Re: A Beginner's Question

From: Antony Stone <>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 17:10:10 +0100

On Sunday 22 June 2008 16:33, Rocker wrote:

> > On Sunday 22 June 2008 02:31, Natalie wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > > I'm visually impaired & considering the purchase of a mp3 player for
> > > > use with Rock Box.....
> > >
> > > get a IPOD touch. you can use JAILBREAK on them instead of rockbox and
> > > then you can download 3rd party software!
> >
> > Just out of interest, how does a visually impaired user use an iPod touch?
> LOL dude!
> Rockbox has a speeach UI and I'm doubting that JailBreak allows for third
> party speech synths?

A speech interface is all very well (my girfriend uses it all the time on my
iRiver) but surely you still need physical buttons to press to select the
menu you want, scroll through the items etc - a touch screen is just no use
at all if there's no difference between "where is the button for X?" and "oh,
I just pressed the button for Y".

I meant it as a serious question - how is a visually impaired user supposed to
use an iPod touch? I don't see that it's possible (no pun intended).


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