[nfbwatlk] Fwd: NBP-Announce: Getting Started with the iPhone: An Introduction for Blind Users!

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Tue Jan 25 17:05:13 UTC 2011

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> From: "Tony Grima" <agrima at nbp.org>
> Date: January 25, 2011 6:05:05 PST
> To: <nbp at nbp.org>
> Subject: NBP-Announce: Getting Started with the iPhone: An Introduction for Blind Users!
> Reply-To: nbp at nbp.org

> Getting Started with the iPhone
> An Introduction for Blind Users
> By Anna Dresner and Dean Martineau
> In braille, eBraille, ASCII text/Word, and DAISY formats, $18
> The iPhone. You know you want one.
> You can use your iPhone to check email and Twitter, listen to music, listen
> to radio programs from faraway places, read eBooks, verify your walking or
> driving location, pay bills and transfer funds, monitor the weather across
> the planet, time recipes, awaken to the alarm clock, be reminded of
> appointments, exchange text messages, play a wide variety of games, play the
> auto harp and ocarina, fight with a light saber that makes different sounds
> as you move your hand around, scan bar codes, make multi-track recordings,
> cure a headache - even to make and receive telephone calls! You'll be blown
> away by the power and flexibility of this device. To be able to do so much
> with a gadget that fits into a pocket is absolutely amazing. And it's
> accessible out of the  box!
> In Getting Started with the iPhone, authors Anna Dresner and Dean Martineau
> show you what's possible on the iPhone and get you up and running.
> The book is divided into four main parts. Part 1 tells you what you need to
> know before you can start using your iPhone: advice on purchasing an iPhone
> and getting it ready to use.
> In Part 2 you'll turn on your iPhone and begin to use it. You'll explore the
> home screen, configure basic settings, make phone calls, and type using the
> on-screen keyboard, a Bluetooth keyboard, and a braille display keyboard.
> Part 3 goes through the wide variety of apps that come with the phone, and
> shows how to purchase apps, music, and other fun content.
> Finally, Part 4 includes a journal Anna wrote as she learned to use the
> iPhone. It will give you an idea of what it's like to use an iPhone and how
> you might go about learning new apps.
> Appendix A compiles all the gestures - specific ways of touching the iPhone
> screen. Appendix B includes answers to frequently asked questions, and
> Appendix C lists resources you can use to learn more. 
> Read the complete table of contents at:
> http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/IPHONE.html
> While this book focuses on the iPhone, most of it also applies to the iPod
> Touch, and much of it applies to the iPad.
> And don't forget - in honor of Louis Braille's birthday this month, order
> anything before February 4th and you'll be automatically entered to win a
> basket of Louis goodies. Order by phone, fax, mail, or website, and you
> could win!
> ******
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