Re: Overall accessibility of Zoom H6

Hamit Campos

Hi Mike. Well if you are like me and get totally lost without speach no it ain't accessible but for arming and disarming and recording and stopping. There are no beeps so if you pause your recording you'd better remember you did to either re-start or not pause a recording by axident. I've done just that. Now I don't wana sound like it's tottaly not usable at all. I do have 1. It is unusable if you don't like to have headphones on and again if menus not talking confuses you if you don't have someone to read them. So tip 1 from me keep headphones handy. This way you can hear the mics come on if you light them up. Or you can hear if you use the XLRs weather they are stereo linked or not. I keep asking zoom to please oh please at least have someone sit in a studio like Olympus did. Because I think a speach synth would cost more no? Now the F6 is like the older and at this point some of the cheeper Olympus recorders. It does beep for starting pausing and stopping recordings, It beeps for low batteries oh yeah and that's another thing no warning from the H6. It just saves the file and dies. Yes obviously the screen shows the battery but again these things don't speak. So in any event back to the F6 for a second and the F8N for that matter. There's another beep for something else that I can't remember right now but the point is that those at least do those few beeps like the earlier before the DS recorders Olympus. Now you can call the Aira people or use Be My Eyes. That's what I've done. I also have my neice Abby help me too.

On 5/16/2020 8:24 AM, Mike Busboom wrote:
Hello everyone,

I have been noticing a lot of discussion about the Zoom H6, so I know that it can be used by blind people. Does anyone know of a podcast which specifically discusses the level of accessibility of this unit. Does the unit have voice guidance such as many Olympus recorders, or is there a different approach to use from a blindness perspective?

With thanks in advance,


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