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[aprssig] Fwd: "Blind" APRS

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at ai4px.com
Sat Nov 8 00:40:52 UTC 2008


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From: Wes Johnston, AI4PX <wes at ai4px.com>
Date: Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 7:39 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] "Blind" APRS
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>


I wrote a small app that ran on Mr House home automation software that
looked up popular local points and found the one you were closest to.  If
less than 0.1 miles, it said "ai4px is at walmart" , if >0.1 miles, it said
ai4px is near walmart".   At the time, Mr House was an easy text to speech
interface.

I don't have the time to look for it now, but my call back then was kd4rdb
if anyone cares to google around for it.  Would've been around 2001 2002
timeframe.

Wes
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until the time that voters discover
that they can vote themselves generous
gifts from the public treasury. From
that moment on, the majority always
votes for the candidates who promise
the most benefits from the public treasury


  On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 5:14 PM, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:

> Patrick wrote:
> > We were chatting about APRS on the way to work the other day on the
> > local repeater.  One
> > of the guys in the discussion brought up something I've never really
> > considered.  Is
> > there any currently system(s) for using APRS which would be usable by
> > a blind operator?
> >
> > If so, does anyone here know of any end users of such systems that
> > wouldn't mind trading
> > a couple emails on the subject?  I'm prepping a presentation on APRS
> > for January, and
> > thought that adding some content on that aspect might ensure that even
> > people who know
> > about APRS might learn something they didn't know before..
> >
> >
>
>
> I have many times been in conversation with a group of blind ops on 75
> meters while beaconing APRS.  They just point their web browsers
> (equipped with audio screen readers) to findu.com.  The screen reader
> will voice the text above the map such as:
>
> "Position of WA8LMF --- 1.9 miles northeast of Pasadena, CA --- Report
> received 43 minutes 19 seconds ago
> Status: 062148zMobile SSTV LiveCAM 146.52 or HF Altitude: 957 feet
> Mic-E message 0, Off Duty
> Raw packet: WA8LMF>STPYXT,WIDE2-1,qAR,N6EX-3:'._ l 2>/]"7*}"
> They find the "xx miles nn direction of city X" quite usable.
> Selecting just the first line in the screen reader works very effectively.
>
> I have talked at least one blind ham through using the Internet- (or
> RF-via-AGW)  connected UI-Instant Messenger APRS messaging client quite
> successfully.  (This app is either a plug-in for UIview or runs as a
> stand-alone TCP/IP application.) Since this app doesn't depend on map
> graphics, it works very nicely with audio screen readers.
>
>
>
> --
>
> Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
> EchoLink Node:      14400    [Think bottom of the 2M band]
> Home Page:          http://wa8lmf.com  --OR--   http://wa8lmf.net
>
> World Digipeater Map
>  http://wa8lmf.net/APRSmaps
>
> JavAPRS Filter Port 14580 Guide
>  http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/JAVaprsFilters.htm
>
> "APRS 101"  Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating
>  http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths
>
> Updated "Rev H" APRS            http://wa8lmf.net/aprs
> Symbols Set for UI-View,
> UIpoint and APRSplus:
>
>
>
>
>
>
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