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[Irl-dean] Use of GPS systems by vision-impaired users? Location information

Gerry Ellis gerry.ellis at feelthebenefit.com
Thu Dec 14 21:07:31 GMT 2006


Hi,

Loadstone is free GPs software. Once the user has talks to make the phone
speak, it works well. The only drawback is that it has no maps, one just has
to create or share points of interest.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tim Culhane" <tim.culhane at criticalpath.net>
To: <irl-dean at list.eeng.dcu.ie>
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 8:09 AM
Subject: RE: [Irl-dean] Use of GPS systems by vision-impaired users?
Location information


Hi

The only  off the shelf gps system that I know blind people are using is way
finder.

This is a subscription based service which runs on mobile phones.

If the phone has speech software on it, such as Talks,  then Way Finder is
accessible.

Other gps systems  are completely useless unless the interface and feedback
to the user is accessible.

Tim


-----Original Message-----
From: irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie
[mailto:irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie] On Behalf Of Claude Saulnier
Sent: 11 December 2006 17:30
To: irl-dean at list.eeng.dcu.ie
Subject: RE: [Irl-dean] Use of GPS systems by vision-impaired users?
Location information



I know my way around Dublin, but I do not know all street names. I supposed
it would help if Dublin streets were properly labelled. I was very impressed
when I dropped Gerry in town after the conference last week. I missed a
turned and I believe he was re-assured that we were on the right track  when
he turned on his GPS to give me directions.

:)

Claude
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