Re: [BCAB] Accessible softphone app for iPhone Mary Steiner 06 Nov 2012 11:10 GMT

Hi Graham,

Thanks. It's for someone who needs the phone some of the time, but the complexities of their employment mean they would need a second PC just for the phone. Their Jaws scripter has suggested it would be cheaper and easier to use an iPhone app if it would work, but didn't know how usable they would be.

Regards

Mary

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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Graham Page
Sent: 06 November 2012 10:07
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] Accessible softphone app for iPhone

Is this for a receptionist or someone who just needs to use the phone occasionally?  If they need to answer the phone a lot then it may be worth looking at getting the software speaking or magnified with appropriate access technology on an appropriate PC.

This would probably mean an access to work assessment.  Maybe of course this has been done already.  I can't see an IPhone based solution being practical for someone taking calls as a primary part of work.  if they do, then buying some of them on an individual basis and checking them could be the only way to see if they are accessible.

Regards

Graham
-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Mary Steiner
Sent: 06 November 2012 09:44
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Subject: [BCAB] Accessible softphone app for iPhone

Hi

A friend needs a softphone at work. It's difficult at her workplace to do via a PC, but it has been suggested that there might be a suitable accessible softphone app for the iPhone, that would allow her to use her employer's switchboard. Has anyone tried any of iPhone softphone apps, and if so how well did they work?

Thanks

Mary Steiner

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