Date   

Chromebook Accessibility Part 2

Nimer Jaber
 

Hello,

I've just released part two of my Chromebook accessibility tutorial. During this quick tutorial, I discuss and demonstrate Chromevox for web browsing, and talk about some ways to traverse through a web page.


--
Best,

Nimer Jaber

Registered Linux User 529141.
http://counter.li.org/

To find out about a free, open-source, and versatile screen reader for Windows, visit nvaccess.org

You can follow @nimerjaber on Twitter for the latest technology news.

Thank you, and have a great day!


Re: FYI:Speech Central now free for Blind

Abbie Taylor
 

Wow! I wish I'd known about this last year before I purchased Voice Dream Reader. But then again, does Speech Central also play audio Daisy and mp3 files? I'll definitely keep it in mind in case somebody asks me about a free IOS app for reading Bookshare books.
--


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: NLS Braille display question

John Holcomb II
 

I have no idea how anyone knew about this I sure didn't.
My BARD account has been suspended and I did all them to fix it but they
never did so will have to call again.
Jon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann
Parsons
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 11:07 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NLS Braille display question

Hi all,

Good Heavens, John, where have you been living, under a rock? NLS is beta
testing an e-reader which has forty cells and will be given out to patrons
of NLS who read braille and who can demonstrate that they have ordered
braille books in the past from NLS.

Don't get too excited. It's in beta and won't be ready for prime-time for
at least a year.

Ann P.


Original message:
NLS braille display?
What is this?
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 6:58 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NLS Braille display question
Hi all,
They should. I don't have one of the beta units, but from everything
I've heard, bookshare books should work just fine. Of course you will
have to unzip them.
Ann P.

Original message:
Hi,
Does anyone know if Bookshare DAISY books will work with the NLS
Braille display?
Thanks.
Vicki

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."







--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: The EERO App

Vicki W
 


You can only access through the app, unless someone knows something different.
 
Thank you for the help. I e-mailed them and should get an answer soon.
 
Vicki
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] The EERO App

Hello, I do not see anything in the app for a night light! I am using the app now to see. But there is a   settings tab and go to trouble shooting. You can e-mail them to ask or call them to ask and the number is in that location in the app. They are very good at getting back to you. Now, just wondering how to access the router online not threw the app. If one wanted to make changes that way. I cant seem to access the router this way say using jaws or NVDA. Has anyone been able to do this?

Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Vicki W
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 12:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] The EERO App

 

Hi,

 

I have just set up my eero mesh system and I'm using the phone app. Does anyone know if there is a setting somewhere in the app to turn off the night light that turns on automatically? I'm not finding it and I thought there was a way to turn it off.

 

Thank you.

 

Vicki

 


Re: DocuSign

heather albright
 

Okay, I will contact them and see if they can do their form differently. I know in the past, it had been accessible but, I did not think about the person who puts the form in. Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 3:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] DocuSign

 

Heather,

 

The last time I used it on my iPhone, it was accessible.

 

Pam

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright via groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 4:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] DocuSign

 

Ah yes, I got it to come up! I wanted to know is the IOS APP FOR DocuSign WORK TOO? MY CONTRACTER HAS A BABLIT ON HIS PADD! I HAVE NEVER USED THIS BEFORE. Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Wendy Walker
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 10:04 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] DocuSign

 

Heather,

 

If it's the form I think it is then it is accessible with JAWS and

NVDA. When you click on the link to bring up the form from the email

you will need to arrow down until it says something like "press enter

for screen readers" or "press enter for accessibility" or something

similar. Once you do that you need to arrow down to the part where you

accept signing digitally. After that every thing you need to initial

or sign on the document is simply pressing enter on that button. Hope

this helps.

 

Wendy

 

 

On 8/13/21, Vicki W <vwherry4@...> wrote:

> That may have been my problem as well, not the site, but the form the person

> wrote. That certainly would explain why it was fairly easy the first few

> times three years ago and quite difficult the few times I've had to use it

> in the last couple of months.

> Vicki

>   ----- Original Message -----

>   From: Missa

>   To: main@techtalk.groups.io

>   Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 6:45 AM

>   Subject: Re: [TechTalk] DocuSign

>   I had to use it a few times to do something for school and have had no

> problems. The only thing is the form navigation sometimes takes a bit to get

> used to… But that is the fault  of the person who writes the form. my school

> created a video to help you fill out the form and I was able to use that to

> navigate and fill in the form when I did it.

>   Melissa

>     On Aug 13, 2021, at 4:18 AM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:

>     

>     Hello, I have to sign a contract using DocuSign. I could not get any

> accessibility help off their site and the idiots did not answer my question

> about weather  or not it worked with assistive technology. So my question is

> has anyone used this DocuSign to sign or fill out contracts? Their tech

> support is much to be desired. Thanks Heather

>     Sent from Mail for Windows

>

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: DocuSign

Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND
 

Heather,

 

The last time I used it on my iPhone, it was accessible.

 

Pam

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright via groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 4:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] DocuSign

 

Ah yes, I got it to come up! I wanted to know is the IOS APP FOR DocuSign WORK TOO? MY CONTRACTER HAS A BABLIT ON HIS PADD! I HAVE NEVER USED THIS BEFORE. Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Wendy Walker
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 10:04 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] DocuSign

 

Heather,

 

If it's the form I think it is then it is accessible with JAWS and

NVDA. When you click on the link to bring up the form from the email

you will need to arrow down until it says something like "press enter

for screen readers" or "press enter for accessibility" or something

similar. Once you do that you need to arrow down to the part where you

accept signing digitally. After that every thing you need to initial

or sign on the document is simply pressing enter on that button. Hope

this helps.

 

Wendy

 

 

On 8/13/21, Vicki W <vwherry4@...> wrote:

> That may have been my problem as well, not the site, but the form the person

> wrote. That certainly would explain why it was fairly easy the first few

> times three years ago and quite difficult the few times I've had to use it

> in the last couple of months.

> Vicki

>   ----- Original Message -----

>   From: Missa

>   To: main@techtalk.groups.io

>   Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 6:45 AM

>   Subject: Re: [TechTalk] DocuSign

>   I had to use it a few times to do something for school and have had no

> problems. The only thing is the form navigation sometimes takes a bit to get

> used to… But that is the fault  of the person who writes the form. my school

> created a video to help you fill out the form and I was able to use that to

> navigate and fill in the form when I did it.

>   Melissa

>     On Aug 13, 2021, at 4:18 AM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:

>     

>     Hello, I have to sign a contract using DocuSign. I could not get any

> accessibility help off their site and the idiots did not answer my question

> about weather  or not it worked with assistive technology. So my question is

> has anyone used this DocuSign to sign or fill out contracts? Their tech

> support is much to be desired. Thanks Heather

>     Sent from Mail for Windows

>

 

 

 

 

 


Re: DocuSign

heather albright
 

Yes, it seems to work online but, when I have to use the app over the phone, it has issues. That would make sense that the person who has the form has to make accessible. I am just not willing to take the word of a contractor if I cant read it and sign it myself. They are under the impression that  I should just rely on my sighted roommate to read it and sign for me. Fat chance. I am not being difficult because I require everything to be accessible to me! Thanks Heather  

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Vicki W
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 8:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] DocuSign

 

I've used it a few times, once for a real-estate purchase and again for income tax. The first time, three years ago, it wasn't too bad, but last year with our taxes was very difficult. I think I ended up having my husband finish my signatures because I simply couldn't access that area.

 

Vicki

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 2:18 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] DocuSign

 

Hello, I have to sign a contract using DocuSign. I could not get any accessibility help off their site and the idiots did not answer my question about weather  or not it worked with assistive technology. So my question is has anyone used this DocuSign to sign or fill out contracts? Their tech  support is much to be desired. Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

 


Re: DocuSign

heather albright
 

Ah yes, I got it to come up! I wanted to know is the IOS APP FOR DocuSign WORK TOO? MY CONTRACTER HAS A BABLIT ON HIS PADD! I HAVE NEVER USED THIS BEFORE. Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Wendy Walker
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 10:04 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] DocuSign

 

Heather,

 

If it's the form I think it is then it is accessible with JAWS and

NVDA. When you click on the link to bring up the form from the email

you will need to arrow down until it says something like "press enter

for screen readers" or "press enter for accessibility" or something

similar. Once you do that you need to arrow down to the part where you

accept signing digitally. After that every thing you need to initial

or sign on the document is simply pressing enter on that button. Hope

this helps.

 

Wendy

 

 

On 8/13/21, Vicki W <vwherry4@...> wrote:

> That may have been my problem as well, not the site, but the form the person

> wrote. That certainly would explain why it was fairly easy the first few

> times three years ago and quite difficult the few times I've had to use it

> in the last couple of months.

> Vicki

>   ----- Original Message -----

>   From: Missa

>   To: main@techtalk.groups.io

>   Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 6:45 AM

>   Subject: Re: [TechTalk] DocuSign

>   I had to use it a few times to do something for school and have had no

> problems. The only thing is the form navigation sometimes takes a bit to get

> used to… But that is the fault  of the person who writes the form. my school

> created a video to help you fill out the form and I was able to use that to

> navigate and fill in the form when I did it.

>   Melissa

>     On Aug 13, 2021, at 4:18 AM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:

>     

>     Hello, I have to sign a contract using DocuSign. I could not get any

> accessibility help off their site and the idiots did not answer my question

> about weather  or not it worked with assistive technology. So my question is

> has anyone used this DocuSign to sign or fill out contracts? Their tech

> support is much to be desired. Thanks Heather

>     Sent from Mail for Windows

>

 

 

 

 

 


Re: The EERO App

heather albright
 

Hello, I do not see anything in the app for a night light! I am using the app now to see. But there is a   settings tab and go to trouble shooting. You can e-mail them to ask or call them to ask and the number is in that location in the app. They are very good at getting back to you. Now, just wondering how to access the router online not threw the app. If one wanted to make changes that way. I cant seem to access the router this way say using jaws or NVDA. Has anyone been able to do this?

Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Vicki W
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 12:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] The EERO App

 

Hi,

 

I have just set up my eero mesh system and I'm using the phone app. Does anyone know if there is a setting somewhere in the app to turn off the night light that turns on automatically? I'm not finding it and I thought there was a way to turn it off.

 

Thank you.

 

Vicki

 


The EERO App

Vicki W
 

Hi,
 
I have just set up my eero mesh system and I'm using the phone app. Does anyone know if there is a setting somewhere in the app to turn off the night light that turns on automatically? I'm not finding it and I thought there was a way to turn it off.
 
Thank you.
 
Vicki


Re: NLS Braille display question

Vicki W
 

It's a free-standing machine, like Ann said, with a Braille display. It has no speech, has an SD slot, as well as a USB connection and space in the machine itself for Braille formated books.

Vicki

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Holcomb II" <jhii926@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 7:34 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NLS Braille display question


NLS braille display?
What is this?
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann
Parsons
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 6:58 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NLS Braille display question

Hi all,

They should. I don't have one of the beta units, but from everything I've
heard, bookshare books should work just fine. Of course you will have to
unzip them.

Ann P.


Original message:
Hi,
Does anyone know if Bookshare DAISY books will work with the NLS
Braille display?
Thanks.
Vicki
--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."










Re: NLS Braille display question

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Good Heavens, John, where have you been living, under a rock? NLS is beta testing an e-reader which has forty cells and will be given out to patrons of NLS who read braille and who can demonstrate that they have ordered braille books in the past from NLS.

Don't get too excited. It's in beta and won't be ready for prime-time for at least a year.

Ann P.


Original message:

NLS braille display?
What is this?
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann
Parsons
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 6:58 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NLS Braille display question
Hi all,
They should. I don't have one of the beta units, but from everything I've
heard, bookshare books should work just fine. Of course you will have to
unzip them.
Ann P.

Original message:
Hi,
Does anyone know if Bookshare DAISY books will work with the NLS
Braille display?
Thanks.
Vicki

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."







--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: DocuSign

Wendy Walker
 

Heather,

If it's the form I think it is then it is accessible with JAWS and
NVDA. When you click on the link to bring up the form from the email
you will need to arrow down until it says something like "press enter
for screen readers" or "press enter for accessibility" or something
similar. Once you do that you need to arrow down to the part where you
accept signing digitally. After that every thing you need to initial
or sign on the document is simply pressing enter on that button. Hope
this helps.

Wendy

On 8/13/21, Vicki W <vwherry4@...> wrote:
That may have been my problem as well, not the site, but the form the person
wrote. That certainly would explain why it was fairly easy the first few
times three years ago and quite difficult the few times I've had to use it
in the last couple of months.

Vicki

----- Original Message -----
From: Missa
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 6:45 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] DocuSign


I had to use it a few times to do something for school and have had no
problems. The only thing is the form navigation sometimes takes a bit to get
used to… But that is the fault of the person who writes the form. my school
created a video to help you fill out the form and I was able to use that to
navigate and fill in the form when I did it.


Melissa


On Aug 13, 2021, at 4:18 AM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:



Hello, I have to sign a contract using DocuSign. I could not get any
accessibility help off their site and the idiots did not answer my question
about weather or not it worked with assistive technology. So my question is
has anyone used this DocuSign to sign or fill out contracts? Their tech
support is much to be desired. Thanks Heather



Sent from Mail for Windows










Re: NLS Braille display question

John Holcomb II
 

NLS braille display?
What is this?
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann
Parsons
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 6:58 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NLS Braille display question

Hi all,

They should. I don't have one of the beta units, but from everything I've
heard, bookshare books should work just fine. Of course you will have to
unzip them.

Ann P.


Original message:
Hi,
Does anyone know if Bookshare DAISY books will work with the NLS
Braille display?
Thanks.
Vicki
--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: DocuSign

Vicki W
 


That may have been my problem as well, not the site, but the form the person wrote. That certainly would explain why it was fairly easy the first few times three years ago and quite difficult the few times I've had to use it in the last couple of months.
 
Vicki
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Missa
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 6:45 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] DocuSign

I had to use it a few times to do something for school and have had no problems. The only thing is the form navigation sometimes takes a bit to get used to… But that is the fault  of the person who writes the form. my school created a video to help you fill out the form and I was able to use that to navigate and fill in the form when I did it.

Melissa

On Aug 13, 2021, at 4:18 AM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:



Hello, I have to sign a contract using DocuSign. I could not get any accessibility help off their site and the idiots did not answer my question about weather  or not it worked with assistive technology. So my question is has anyone used this DocuSign to sign or fill out contracts? Their tech  support is much to be desired. Thanks Heather

Sent from Mail for Windows


Re: DocuSign

 

I had to use it a few times to do something for school and have had no problems. The only thing is the form navigation sometimes takes a bit to get used to… But that is the fault  of the person who writes the form. my school created a video to help you fill out the form and I was able to use that to navigate and fill in the form when I did it.

Melissa

On Aug 13, 2021, at 4:18 AM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:



Hello, I have to sign a contract using DocuSign. I could not get any accessibility help off their site and the idiots did not answer my question about weather  or not it worked with assistive technology. So my question is has anyone used this DocuSign to sign or fill out contracts? Their tech  support is much to be desired. Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


Re: DocuSign

Vicki W
 


I've used it a few times, once for a real-estate purchase and again for income tax. The first time, three years ago, it wasn't too bad, but last year with our taxes was very difficult. I think I ended up having my husband finish my signatures because I simply couldn't access that area.
 
Vicki
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 2:18 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] DocuSign

Hello, I have to sign a contract using DocuSign. I could not get any accessibility help off their site and the idiots did not answer my question about weather  or not it worked with assistive technology. So my question is has anyone used this DocuSign to sign or fill out contracts? Their tech  support is much to be desired. Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


Re: DocuSign

Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND
 

Hi Heather,

 

We have found it to be very accessible.  As I recall, there is a button or link to tell it to enable accessibility, but after that it has worked well.  We haven’t used it extensively for a couple of years, but my husband did get a document that he needed to sign that way a few days ago, and that worked fine.

 

Pam

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright via groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 5:18 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] DocuSign

 

Hello, I have to sign a contract using DocuSign. I could not get any accessibility help off their site and the idiots did not answer my question about weather  or not it worked with assistive technology. So my question is has anyone used this DocuSign to sign or fill out contracts? Their tech  support is much to be desired. Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


Re: DocuSign

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

I don't use a program like that. I simply have a .tif file of my signature which I insert where needed. It's so much simpler. Next time you have sighted help, sign a blank piece of paper, scan it and save it as a .tif file. Voila!

Ann P.


Original message:

Heather, if the document in question is properly formatted, signing it via
DocuSign is quite easy and, yes, it does work with assistive technology.
It's the only way whereby I sign documents presently, beats having to find a
pair of eyes to help me.
Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: NLS Braille display question

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

They should. I don't have one of the beta units, but from everything I've heard, bookshare books should work just fine. Of course you will have to unzip them.

Ann P.


Original message:

Hi,
Does anyone know if Bookshare DAISY books will work with the NLS Braille display?
Thanks.
Vicki
--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."

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