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Old 08-03-2010, 03:41 AM   #16
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So, voice activated menus not for the blind, but for the handless!
LOL. Well the blind might like them but they can probably work the buttons just fine by touch and TTS doesn't require page turns anyway. It does it automatically. There are plenty of people with severe arthritis or paralysis that would have a hard time with buttons.
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:40 AM   #17
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LOL. Well the blind might like them but they can probably work the buttons just fine by touch and TTS doesn't require page turns anyway. It does it automatically. There are plenty of people with severe arthritis or paralysis that would have a hard time with buttons.
Yes, I think a voice-activated menu would be more useful for those people than the blind (I mean, most often menus are simply: press down, three times, then press left, then press down two more times and then press enter, so, a sequence and as long as the buttons have some tactile feeling, it shouldn't be too hard to learn, the same as being able to type blind on a keyboard)
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Maybe the microphone could be used for a virtual book discussion club?
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on the hanvon n526 the microphone is used as a recorder and I think one can even save these recordings at a specific site in the text but I am not 100% sure about that. I bet Kindle will get a software update to become a recorder too as anything else would probably be too difficult as others have said before me.
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The virtual book discussion would be too far fetched due to bandwidth issues. So far all I can think of now is that it would just be a voice recorder, notice the bump in storage capacity?
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