well from what I have heard, its going to become part of vodaphone though
I have also heard that ms is breaking windows mobile and that simbian is
getting an ui upgrade to a visual system and that android may be what we use.
Judging on the nexus1 I doubt I'd spend cash on it so I guess we will all have
to use iphones.
At 11:56 p.m. 2/03/2010, you wrote:
>Hello friends, family, lists and all other contacts that I have managed to
>find over this last hour.
>I'm writing to you all to ask for your help.
>As some of you know, some of you don't, but recently Vodafone has gone and
>completely discontinued the "way finder access" gps solution that many blind
>people use. For those of you that don't know what this is then let me
>briefly explain. Wayfinder was developed as a gps solution for blind people
>to use on their mobile phone. It has been developed to work with what ever
>screen reader you are using on your phone whether it be Mobilespeak or Talks
>so it isn't dependent on 1 specific bit of software to run. Wayfinder access
>or as it is more commonly known as WFA, is an internet based gps solution.
>It connects to a centralised server for any route calculation. This means
>among other things, that any map updates that are available are all done at
>the server end which means that you as the end user automatically have
>"free" access to those maps when ever you connect. You aren't charged to
>upgrade your maps because no maps are stored on the phone. Unlike products
>developed from companies such as
>http://www.humanware.com/en-united_kingdom/home or http://www.gwmicro.com
>this gps solution costs less than £300 to purchase where as the products as
>shown in these web links cost well over £1000. which for your average person
>is not a reasonable price.
>As yet we do not know why Vodafone have officially discontinued wayfinder
>access, all we know that it has been discontinued.
>So we are asking for your help. Below is a link to an "official" protest
>site that has been launched. The idea is to get as many signatures as
>possible between now and the 15th of March and then we will send this off to
>Vodafone to see what can be done.
>Please help us by signing the petition and spreading the word. Contact your
>friends, family, work colleagues, anybody and everybody you can think of.
>Your assistants, time and effort taken with this matter is appreciated
>Vodafone... get blind pedestrians back on track!
>Released in April 2007, Wayfinder Access was the first GPS application that
>was accessible for blind and low vision users on their mobile phone. A
>breakthrough! an affordable product that made blind persons more independent
>by informing them about their surroundings and allowing them to walk any
>route they wanted. Vodafone recently bought Wayfinder Systems and
>discontinued Wayfinder Access. Most blind users don't have an alternative,
>so they will lose access to all the freedom GPS navigation can offer them.
>The few alternatives to Wayfinder Access are at least 3 times more expensive
>and often don't run on a mobile phone, requiring the user to carry around
>and maintain a lot of extra expensive equipment. In many countries, no
>alternative for Wayfinder is available at all. As you will see,
>discontinuing Wayfinder Access would put thousands of blind pedestrians off
>track! Please help us make clear to Vodafone that they are heading the wrong
>way and sign our petition! Please also pass on the link to this page to
>other persons to ensure we get as many signatures as possible!
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