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[BCAB] I phone Gerard Sadlier (25 Dec 2012 13:47 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] I phone LĂ©onie Watson (26 Dec 2012 12:32 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] I phone Alex Stone (26 Dec 2012 14:52 GMT)
[BCAB] Google Nexus 7 Tablet - Getting Started Phil Smalley (30 Dec 2012 19:15 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] Google Nexus 7 Tablet - Getting Started Nicholas Lancaster (31 Dec 2012 11:28 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] Google Nexus 7 Tablet - Getting Started Jackie Cairns (31 Dec 2012 11:35 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] Google Nexus 7 Tablet - Getting Started Steve Nutt (02 Jan 2013 11:05 GMT)

Re: [BCAB] Google Nexus 7 Tablet - Getting Started Jackie Cairns 31 Dec 2012 11:35 GMT

Hi Phil

Santa gave me the Google Nexus 7 for Christmas, and I am literally still
feeling my way with it.  Let's just put it this way, VoiceOver is easier to
get going than TalkBack.  This is because you can check the box in iTunes if
you hook it up to your PC or Mac.  The speech on the Google Nexus is really
very good, and I like the idea of it showing as an external drive on the
computer for copying music.  With Apple, you normally need to use iTunes.
The Nexus is a nice piece of kit, but it's very early days for me yet, I'm
still trying to put my WiFi key in!

When I charged up my device and turned it on, I waited for a few seconds,
then put two fingers on the screen.  This turned on the speech.  Goodness
only knows what I did after that though, but the speech went into German,
and I couldn't change it.  There was a funny side to it as we enlisted
Martin's nephew to help us put it back to English.  None of us knew enough
German, but we managed it in the end.  Oh the joys of being blind!

The book on how to use the iPhone is also applicable to the iPod Touch, and
is a really good resource if you are using Apple products.

If you go down the Android route, I can pass on some helpful links and info.

Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [] On Behalf Of Phil Smalley
Sent: 30 December 2012 19:16
To:; BCAB Discussion List
Subject: [BCAB] Google Nexus 7 Tablet - Getting Started

I'm considering purchasing the Google Nexus 7 Tablet but with very low
vision, will have to rely on TalkBack to access the device.

If I purchase from the internet or a high street retail outlet, can I access
and configure the device out of the box? and if so, how?

I plan to purchase the well-recommended iPhone book too, but as the name
suggests, this is specific for iPhone products so not sure how useful it
will be.

Thanks for any help.


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