Safe driving and emailing

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Q: How do I tap in the email whilst driving without being dangerous?

You need to get a phone holder. These are quite cheap and you can get them anywhere. This is definitely recommended. 

A:

Actually there is another option, which is wait for the “listening” pause and then say your command. This way you don’t have to touch the screen at all, as it will pause for voice commands several times a minute. The maximum it will go for without pausing is 30 seconds. I would still recommend a phone holder as it’s nice to have the option to tap when you want. If you don’t have this listening trigger switched on, you can set up under preferences > voice commands. Switch on all the trigger pause options. 

What is Speaking Email?

An app for iPhone and Android that reads your email out loud to you. It intelligently extracts content from emails (minus the signatures, disclaimers and threads). And it lets you action your email - archive, mark-as-read, trash, flag, reply, or forward. It can be completely by voice command, or use the large on-screen buttons or full screen touch gestures.


Who is it for?

People with blindness or visual impairment. People who are busy and run out of time to get through their inbox. People who want to make productive use of time when driving between appointments.


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