Shane Hecker <shanehecker@...>
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Actually, you might be surprised what OCR can do. Do you have a
newer iPhone or a phone with a high definition camera? If so, will
your phone allow you to install an app called Seeing AI? If so,
you might want to give it a shot and see what happens. If you've
got a steady hand and patience, you might be surprised at what you
can get it to recognize. It won't get the card number, but you
might be able to get everything else including the CID.
On 9/29/2018 1:16 PM, Judy Jones wrote:
I can see
that. Whenever we get a new card I get my information for
it from using the optacon. Too bad OCR isn’t up to the job.
Glen, no offence, but your view is
fairly short sighted.
The fact is, a great many blind
people don’t have sighted help with which to get the
information on the card, and having one of these readers
would be crucial, especially when entering information
onto a purchase form, or some other information, like a
transit pass or something like that.
Personally, I wouldn't want anyone
else knowing my numbers, short of family, and yet, I
would imagine there are people who would not even trust
their own family. In the end, card readers are a
necessary thing for some blind folks.
Saturday, September 29, 2018 9:39 AM
Re: [jaws-users] Computer with credit card
is the point of having a credit card reader if you
don't have a business?
only one I can imagine having is the PayWithChip
is a site for those who have difficulty handling
on-line transactions, because of lack of computer
is a bit like using Sero to make purchases, they
send you a card reader for free so you can make
on-line purchases through them.
I keep track of my card numbers, so I don't need to
use a device like that for knowing my card
would think that these devices you buy are units
that were used by merchants to make transactions,
mostly in kiosks and small businesses, and they
would probably not reveal your card information, you
would not want the business having a record of that
think it stores the information in their software
for like 15 minutes or so, in case there is a
problem with the card.
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Saturday, September 29, 2018 5:55 AM
Re: [jaws-users] Computer with credit card reader.
picked it up from amazon. It does not work with the
chips. It's the old fashion type. Magtek makes it.
It's got a scanner on both sides so it doesn't matter
which way the card goes through.
On 9/29/2018 4:19 AM, JOHN RIEHL
this is great information. Where did you get the
credit card reader you mentioned in your e-mail?
work with newer cards with chips in them?
this is perfect information.
a job interview today, and, should I get the job,
this would be one of my duties. I am certainly
going to keep your informational e-mail to work
type of card reader are we talking about? Is it
something about half a hand width or is it one of
those jobs with the chip, touch screen, and keypad?
I've got the half hand width job and it is accessible.
You plug it in via USB and it basically acts like a
keyboard. And here's why I have one.
When I get a new credit card, I want 3 things off of
it. I'm looking for the card number, expiration date,
and name on the card. One item I know, the other 2 I
don't. So I plug the card reader into an available USB
port, pop open notepad, then scan the card. Something
like this pops up after the card is scanned.
%B3820194571100334%Smush, Bubba R%1225%83295021113556
The %B designates this as a bank, the numbers after
that is usually the credit card number. Then there is
a percent sign followed by last name, first name, then
middle initial if present. After the next percent sign
is the expiration date, in this case 12/2025. The rest
is numbers which probably have meaning to the bank,
but not to you or me.
All that to say that they most certainly can be
accessible. I'd be more concerned about the software
used to run the thing. Is it a web interface or
proprietary software developed by the business for
their specialty? If it's a web interface, who are they
using as their credit card processor? Is the card
processor's web site accessible?
If proprietary software is being used, has anyone
looked at it to see if it will work with Jaws, or any
other screen reader? If not, is the business open to
having someone evaluate the software? Are they open to
making some changes if need be?
Lots of questions here but you need these answers in
order to make an informed decision. Hope this helps.
On 9/28/2018 6:28 PM, Judy Jones wrote:
I went for a job interview, where
they stated I would have to take credit card
transactions via a card reader from the PC. The PC is
running Windows 10, but I don’t know the card reader.
Has anyone experienced using
anything similar, and would like to hear pros and
cons, accessible or not, etc.
Thanks very much.
BTW, the only programs I would have
to work in are Outlook and Skype for contacting other