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Re: Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

Sharon S
 

Hi, my uncle set up a virtual machine to be able to give them access without them being able to access any of his information and they couldn’t do any damage. He figured this would keep them busy for awhile and off the phone to other people.

 

I tried to confuse them once by saying that my machine wasn’t running a normal version of windows but it got me nowhere. The guy said it either had to be windows or mac and if it was mac then it wasn’t effected. I ended up just hanging up. We haven’t had any windows call lately but we still have heaps of other painful callers.

 

From Shaz.

Canberra, Australia.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, 7 August 2021 9:04 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

 

It says it came from the Wall Street Journal, so I'm assuming it's open to the public, so go ahead and share it.  A quick story, you know how those phony calls from people saying they're from Microsoft used to come around and they would say they needed to log into your computer for whatever reason?  One time I got one of these calls and asked the dude what he wanted, playing total ignorance about Microsoft, when he said he was from Microsoft Windows.  I told him that it was a coincidence that he was calling about Windows because I needed someone to clean our windows and asked how much they charged.

 

This dude said that they don't clean windows, and I reminded him that he just told me he was calling about windows, and if they don't clean windows why the hell are you calling me?!  This dude must have really really wanted to get into my computer because this crap went back and forth for better than half an hour!  Finally he said the magic word, * computer *, and I asked him, " what the hell is a computer?!"  Well anyways, the whole cleaning windows thing started again, and he finally hung up on me!  I know this had to be a coincidence with particular phone call from a phony Microsoft representative because I never received another phone call from one of those phonies to this day!

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

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

Sent: Friday, August 06, 2021 3:19 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

 

Wow mike! That is the funniest message I have ever seen! May I forward this and maybe even put it on facebook! People are so funny sometimes, that all you can do is laugh lol! My wife, parents, and many people I have known never stop talking about just how strange, I can't think of the right word, how funny people are! I can't imagine someone saying their computer is by the door when they are being asked if they are using the Windows operating system! This is very funny, thanks for putting this on here so people don't feel so bad if they have a legitimate question! Take care mike, you are awesome lol!

 

On Fri, Aug 6, 2021, 1:21 PM Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:

Hi All,

 

Just thought some of you would get a kick out of this.

 

 

Don't feel stupid about using your computer, read on.

 

This is an  excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article:

 

 1. Compaq is considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to "Press Return Key" because of the flood of calls asking where the Any Key is.

 

 2. SAT technical support had a caller complaining that her mouse was hard to control with the dust cover on.  The cover turned out to be the plastic bag
the mouse was packaged in.

 

 3. Another SAT customer was asked to send a copy of her defective diskettes. A few days later a letter arrived from the customer along with photocopies
of the floppies.

 

 4. Another Dell customer called to say he couldn't get his computer to fax anything.  After 40 minutes of troubleshooting, the technician
discovered the man was trying to fax a piece of paper by holding it in front of the monitor screen and hitting the "send" key.

 

 5. A Dell technician received a call from a customer who was enraged because his computer had told him he was "bad and an invalid," The
tech explained that the computer's "bad command" and "invalid" responses shouldn't be taken personally.

 

 6. A confused caller to IBM was having troubles printing documents.  He told the technician that the computer had said it "couldn't find printer." The
user had also tried turning the computer screen to face the printer but that his computer still couldn't "see" the printer."

 

 7. An exasperated caller to Dell Computer Tech Support couldn't get her new Dell Computer to turn on.  After ensuring the computer was
plugged in, the technician asked her what happened when she pushed the power button. Her response, "I pushed and pushed on this foot pedal and nothing
happens." The "foot pedal" turned out to be the mouse.

 

 8. Another customer called Compaq tech support to say her brand-new computer wouldn't work. She said she unpacked the unit, plugged it in and sat there
for 20 minutes waiting for something to happen. When asked what happened when she pressed the power switch, she asked "What power switch?"

 

 9. Another IBM customer had troubles installing software and rang for support. "I put in the first disk, and that was OK. It said to put in the second
disk, and I had some problems with the disk. When it said to put in the third disk, I couldn't even fit it in...." The user hadn't realized that "Insert
Disk 2" meant to remove Disk 1 first.

 

 10. In a similar incident, a customer had followed the instructions for installing software. The instructions said to remove the disk from its cover and
insert into the drive. The user had physically removed the casing of the disk and wondered why there were problems.

 

 11. True story from a Novell NetWare Sysop:

 

 Caller: "Hello, is this Tech Support?"

 

 Tech: "Yes, it is. How may I help you?"

 

 Caller: "The cup holder on my PC is broken and I am within my warranty period. How do I go about getting that fixed?"

 

 Tech: "I'm sorry, but did you say a cup holder?"

 

 Caller: "Yes, it's attached to the front of my computer."

 

 Tech: Did you receive this as part of a promotional at a trade show?  How did you get this cup holder? Does it have any trademark on it?"

 

 Caller: It came with my computer. I don't know anything about a promotion. It just has '4X' on it."

 

 At this point, the Tech Rep had to mute the caller because he couldn't stand it. He was laughing too hard. The caller had been using the load drawer of
the CD-ROM drive as a cup holder and snapped it off the drive.

 

 12. A woman called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer. The tech asked her if she was running it under "Windows." The woman responded,
"No, my desk is next to the door. But that is a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window and his  printer is working fine."

 

 13. Tech Support: "O.K. Bob, let's press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen.
 Now type the letter "P" to bring up the Program Manager."
 Customer: "I don't have a 'P'."
 Tech: "On your keyboard, Bob."
 Customer: "What do you mean?"
 Tech: "'P' on your keyboard, Bob."
 Customer: "I'm not going to do that!"

 

 Now don't you feel better about your skill level?

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: NLS Braille display question

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

It was all over the BARDTalk list and there were two presentations about it on the ACB Convention. There was a presentation about it last year too by Karen Kenninger. You know, folks, you do not need to belong to ACB in order to listen to the podcasts of the National Convention which are posted on the ACB-media web site. It is most interesting to participate in this convention. It is especially relevant now because the convention was virtual this year, making it possible for more people to take advantage of this opportunity.

I don't know if the NFB presentations for their convention are open to the public, but again, listening to stuff about NLS, Amazon, Google etc. is well worth the time.

Ann P.

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Re: Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

Sharon S
 

Hi, I feel I have to tell my own funny story. My uncle’s next door neighbour has always been going to him whenever he has a computer problem. My Uncle died a few months ago. The neighbour has been in touch with my dad over the months about things to do with the house. The other day the neighbour rang dad asking if we had a disk of my uncle’s that he needed to fix an issue on the computer. We had no luck with the disc so my brother offered to log onto his computer to see if he could fix the problem. He couldn’t do it in person because they are in a different city. So my brother emailed the guy some files that was needed to allow him to log into the computer. So, my brother rang the neighbour to talk him through letting him access the computer. My brother got onto the computer and had a look around. My brother couldn’t find anything wrong and said this to the guy. The guy then replied that it wasn’t this computer that was having the problem it was his old computer. It turns out that the guy had gone out a brought a new computer and this was what my brother was looking at. My brother explained if he wants him to fix the old computer he will need to allow him access to that machine. That was where my brother left it and we figure if he wants the other computer fixed he will be InTouch. However, since he has a new computer I don’t think it is a big issue now.

 

Bye for now.

From Shaz.

Canberra, Australia.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, 7 August 2021 3:21 AM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

 

Hi All,

 

Just thought some of you would get a kick out of this.

 

 

Don't feel stupid about using your computer, read on.

 

This is an  excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article:

 

 1. Compaq is considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to "Press Return Key" because of the flood of calls asking where the Any Key is.

 

 2. SAT technical support had a caller complaining that her mouse was hard to control with the dust cover on.  The cover turned out to be the plastic bag
the mouse was packaged in.

 

 3. Another SAT customer was asked to send a copy of her defective diskettes. A few days later a letter arrived from the customer along with photocopies
of the floppies.

 

 4. Another Dell customer called to say he couldn't get his computer to fax anything.  After 40 minutes of troubleshooting, the technician
discovered the man was trying to fax a piece of paper by holding it in front of the monitor screen and hitting the "send" key.

 

 5. A Dell technician received a call from a customer who was enraged because his computer had told him he was "bad and an invalid," The
tech explained that the computer's "bad command" and "invalid" responses shouldn't be taken personally.

 

 6. A confused caller to IBM was having troubles printing documents.  He told the technician that the computer had said it "couldn't find printer." The
user had also tried turning the computer screen to face the printer but that his computer still couldn't "see" the printer."

 

 7. An exasperated caller to Dell Computer Tech Support couldn't get her new Dell Computer to turn on.  After ensuring the computer was
plugged in, the technician asked her what happened when she pushed the power button. Her response, "I pushed and pushed on this foot pedal and nothing
happens." The "foot pedal" turned out to be the mouse.

 

 8. Another customer called Compaq tech support to say her brand-new computer wouldn't work. She said she unpacked the unit, plugged it in and sat there
for 20 minutes waiting for something to happen. When asked what happened when she pressed the power switch, she asked "What power switch?"

 

 9. Another IBM customer had troubles installing software and rang for support. "I put in the first disk, and that was OK. It said to put in the second
disk, and I had some problems with the disk. When it said to put in the third disk, I couldn't even fit it in...." The user hadn't realized that "Insert
Disk 2" meant to remove Disk 1 first.

 

 10. In a similar incident, a customer had followed the instructions for installing software. The instructions said to remove the disk from its cover and
insert into the drive. The user had physically removed the casing of the disk and wondered why there were problems.

 

 11. True story from a Novell NetWare Sysop:

 

 Caller: "Hello, is this Tech Support?"

 

 Tech: "Yes, it is. How may I help you?"

 

 Caller: "The cup holder on my PC is broken and I am within my warranty period. How do I go about getting that fixed?"

 

 Tech: "I'm sorry, but did you say a cup holder?"

 

 Caller: "Yes, it's attached to the front of my computer."

 

 Tech: Did you receive this as part of a promotional at a trade show?  How did you get this cup holder? Does it have any trademark on it?"

 

 Caller: It came with my computer. I don't know anything about a promotion. It just has '4X' on it."

 

 At this point, the Tech Rep had to mute the caller because he couldn't stand it. He was laughing too hard. The caller had been using the load drawer of
the CD-ROM drive as a cup holder and snapped it off the drive.

 

 12. A woman called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer. The tech asked her if she was running it under "Windows." The woman responded,
"No, my desk is next to the door. But that is a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window and his  printer is working fine."

 

 13. Tech Support: "O.K. Bob, let's press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen.
 Now type the letter "P" to bring up the Program Manager."
 Customer: "I don't have a 'P'."
 Tech: "On your keyboard, Bob."
 Customer: "What do you mean?"
 Tech: "'P' on your keyboard, Bob."
 Customer: "I'm not going to do that!"

 

 Now don't you feel better about your skill level?

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: Chromebook Accessibility Part 2

 

fantastic video.
i will have to find part 1 and check it out.
but in the next video on this series, can you talk about who should
get a chrome book and who should not get chrome book.
like for example, i dont think we can do any audio editing on it.
also can you show how to set 1 up right from out of the box?
you can also include things that you can do on windows or mac or linux
but cant do on chromebook.

On 8/14/21, Nimer Jaber <nimerjaber1@gmail.com> wrote:
Yes, you can use other voices. You can purchase some, but you can also use
any voice that you have on Android. On Android, Acapela, Vocalizer, and
others are available. Eloquence was, and if you bought it when it was
available, it can still be used, otherwise you're out of luck.

On Fri, Aug 13, 2021, 22:20 heather albright <kd5cbl@gmail.com> wrote:

Very interesting. I learned something knew, thanks from watching the
video. I like the fact that the speech was normal sounding unlike when
they
came to the NFB convention and it was going super fast. That had to be
the
worst demonstration I sat in for at the convention.

was just wondering why does Chromebox sound so crappy. I always think I
went back in time from my old keynote gold days when I was in elementary
school As the male voice sounds like the old voice and the old weather
radar. The female voice reminds me of the old startrek computer if I can
get her to say “working, ready, how do you feel, how do you feel,”” I
look
around for Mr. spock! Just thought I might ask on this list. So can you
use
a different voice if you need too?

Thanks Heather





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*Sent: *Friday, August 13, 2021 8:40 PM
*To: *TechTalk Group <TechTalk@groups.io>
*Subject: *[TechTalk] Chromebook Accessibility Part 2



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.

- To watch this video, visit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c_A3iR6WK0
- To watch my other videos, or to subscribe, please visit
https://www.youtube.com/nimerjaber





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Re: Chromebook Accessibility Part 2

Nimer Jaber
 

Yes, you can use other voices. You can purchase some, but you can also use any voice that you have on Android. On Android, Acapela, Vocalizer, and others are available. Eloquence was, and if you bought it when it was available, it can still be used, otherwise you're out of luck.


On Fri, Aug 13, 2021, 22:20 heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:

Very interesting. I learned something knew, thanks from watching the video. I like the fact that the speech was normal sounding unlike when they came to the NFB convention and it was going super fast. That had to be the worst demonstration I sat in for at the convention.

 was just wondering why does Chromebox sound so crappy.  I always think I went back in time from my old keynote gold days when I was in elementary school As the male voice sounds like the old voice and the old weather radar.  The female voice reminds me of the old startrek computer if I can get her to say “working, ready,  how do you feel, how do you feel,”” I look around for Mr. spock! Just thought I might ask on this list. So can you use a different voice if you need too?

Thanks Heather

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Nimer Jaber
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 8:40 PM
To: TechTalk Group
Subject: [TechTalk] Chromebook Accessibility Part 2

 

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.

 

 

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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: Chromebook Accessibility Part 2

heather albright
 

Very interesting. I learned something knew, thanks from watching the video. I like the fact that the speech was normal sounding unlike when they came to the NFB convention and it was going super fast. That had to be the worst demonstration I sat in for at the convention.

 was just wondering why does Chromebox sound so crappy.  I always think I went back in time from my old keynote gold days when I was in elementary school As the male voice sounds like the old voice and the old weather radar.  The female voice reminds me of the old startrek computer if I can get her to say “working, ready,  how do you feel, how do you feel,”” I look around for Mr. spock! Just thought I might ask on this list. So can you use a different voice if you need too?

Thanks Heather

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Nimer Jaber
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 8:40 PM
To: TechTalk Group
Subject: [TechTalk] Chromebook Accessibility Part 2

 

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!

 


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.
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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

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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@gmail.com>
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@sero.email
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@sero.email
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@sero.email
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@comcast.net> 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@gmail.com> 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@sero.email
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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