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Iphone aps for the blind my recommended aps

So I have the iphone six, and I absolutely love it. My only complaint, and its my own fault not apples, is that I only got a 16 gig phone, because it was all I could afford when I bought it. And now I wish I had more space! There is never enough space!
I am a user of lots of aps. Here are some of my favourites.
KNFB reader
This is an absolutely wonderful ap! Now I can read my own mail, bills, letters, everything. And its so easy to use. Even a novice would be able to navigate this ap. The instructions you get with it are easy to follow also. Its pricy but if you want the freedom to read your own mail and things, its well worth it!
Trivia crack
This is my new addiction lol! Its a game, very like trivial pursuit. The object is to get all six crowns, by answering questions on history, art, entertainment, geography, sport, and science. If you get this ap you’ll love it. There is both a free and payed version…the payed version is about 3 dollars. Well worth it if you dont want ads. I’m already on level 20 of this game, I play it that much!
Downcast
This is a really great ap for listening to podcasts. I know apple has a podcast ap, but this ap is far better, and there is more of a variety of podcasts which are searchable on it. Its a payed ap, but again, its well worth the money. There are a great many features, and its very easy to use. I give it five stars!
Dice world
This is a game, that is also really addictive. You play against other users, there are six dice games in this game to choose from, and its totally free! There is farkle, pig, and others, but those are the two games that I play. I love it and play against my facebook friends and other friends I’ve met on other email lists.
I use many other aps. Aps like skype, audible, whatsap, youtube, twitter, facebook, etc. Those are just a few aps that I really like and use every day and I’d highly recommend them to any blind user or even a sighted user too.

KNFB reader

I recently purchased the KNFB reader ap for my I phone. I love it. It makes reading so much easier. And it really works. I payed 100 euros for it but it was really the best hundred euro I ever spent. Last night I tried it out and I was able to read all of my mail hassle free. I was even able to read the label on my cerial box. It really is brilliant. Has anyone gotten it or used it? If you have what do you think? Were you impressed? Did it live up to your expectations? Are you glad you bought it?

The second interview

So yesterday we had the second interview for a place on the course we are applying for. I, Carol anne went and did the interview. I was nervous, but I neednt have been. The course instructors were really nice. They were very friendly and approachable and they answered all of my questions about the course.

I was early for the interview and they commented on my prompt arrival wich was nice. We sat down and we discussed lots of stuff relating to my disability, mental illness, my needs while on the course, what technology I would need, etc etc. They said I may not be able to start on the actual starting date because they need to prepare for me coming in to the course, for example they need to get my computer with jaws ready, they need to talk to the head office about getting my exams in accessible format, etc.

I said I’d rather start with everyone else, and if I didnt I’d be really anxious and stressed out, but if I dont there really isnt anything I can do. They said they’d be hoping that I can start alongside everyone else, and they’ll do all they can to ensure that I do.

The course runs five days a week from 9 AM until 3 30 PM. There are 8 modules and each one lasts for six weeks, with an exam at the end of each one. I didnt tell them but I am hoping for the highest grade, a distinction, in each of my exams. I really want to get the best qualification I can get out of this. They said I’d have my qualification by next summer and then for the second year I’d be going out into the work force to do a work placement. The modules are in areas like word processing, spreadsheets, powerpoint, email and internet, text production, etc. I’m really excited to start.

I had to register with the local employment service which I did yesterday in order to get offered my place on the course. Today I am going to my GP to get my medical filled up. Then, next week I have to go in and sit an assessment in maths and english. That is to see how proficient you are in these subjects.

So its all go. The course is due to start on september 8th. I’m hopeful of starting on that date. Keep fingers crossed that I do!
Carol anne