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> No I cannot understand why everyone is being thick on here. Sorry, maybe
> its the way I tell em as someone used to say.
> Parrat Voicemate allows you to put all your numbers into it and call them
> by repeating the name. The dialling happens over the mouthpiece of a
> standard land line phone with no issues. Then you connect that same phone
> to the voip system that bt and virgin are going to move over to, and the
> tone recognition is very patchy if it works at all.For us blind folk who
> cannot read the land line phones lists on the display its a very useful
> way to always be able to call if you do not have a mobile phone, which as
> we all know is a great learning curve for a blind user.
> If this is what will continue to occur then it seems that you might as
> well ditch the land line n and get a non smart mobile and put all the
> names into it. You have a limited choice, however since very few can
> recall numbers by voice or indeed speak at all. Thus, you have to get a
> smart phone put on talkback or voice over and learn the blind gestures and
> get a bluetooth keyboard to enter in all your names and numbers as the on
> screen keyboard is a pain for a blind user.
I can understand the challenge you face. Parrot Voicemate would appear
at first to be a good solution, but, if the company is the Parrot that
I've been looking up, it's no longer supported, so we can't find any
more information that might help get this working better for you. (If
the product is still supported, I'm happy to be corrected.)
There are several possible contributors to poor reliability:
1) The acoustic coupler, which seems an inevitable part of the signal path.
2) We don't know anything about the timing of the DTMF, nor can we try
altering it experimentally.
3) If you're using the Voicemate with a VoIP or DECT phone, the codec in
use between the handset and the adapter is very likely to degrade the
ability to decode the DTMF. That would not be so in the traditional
case of a POTS line.
The above is a pretty bald statement, unfortunately with not much in the
way of solutions in sight.
Is there a realistic alternative to Voicemate?