Date   

Re: Question about money reader.

Holly
 

John:

The app is called eye note. Eye is spelled e y e. I am not sure if it is available on Android, but it is free in the Apple app store.


Re: Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

Mike B.
 


Hi Janet,
 
Monte explained the spinning drive, but an SSd has no moving parts, so you would feel  nothing if you were to hold a working SSD drive.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

Hi Monte,
May I please ask you what is the difference between vibration and humning on a passport? So, if I hear humning on my Passport external drive, what will that tell me, Will that tell me if my Passport is a SSD or macanical drive?
    
Janet
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 7:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

Hi Sharon,

A western digital my passport drive can be wither mechanical or s s d.
As I wrote earlier, do you feel any vibration or hum from the drive when you connect it to your computer?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon Hooley
Sent: August 21, 2021 1:41 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

Is a drive is called my passport

Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids?  Visit www.CochlearAmericas.com

> On Aug 21, 2021, at 11:59 AM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:
>
> Smart where is software that you install to check the drives  health
> that kind of thing. That doesn't tell me anything to even have me 
> look up what kind of drive it might be.
> John
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

















Re: Question about money reader.

Mike B.
 

Holly is talking about the iNote app on the iPhone.  I forget if it comes with the iPhone or if it's free from the App Store.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

What ap is this?
Thanks,
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

John:

Well, I just put the camera on top of the bill and lift it up a bit, until
you hear voice over announce the denomination of the bill.












Re: Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

Monte Single
 

No, I meant humming as in the sense of a steady vibration, it is the spinning of the drive I refer to.
You will only detect this spinniong if it is a mechanical drive and the drive is in use.
An external drive can be plugger into your p c sith the usb cable and you will detect no spinning if no activity is happening on the drive.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: August 21, 2021 6:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

Hi Monte,
May I please ask you what is the difference between vibration and humning on a passport? So, if I hear humning on my Passport external drive, what will that tell me, Will that tell me if my Passport is a SSD or macanical drive?

Janet
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 7:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

Hi Sharon,

A western digital my passport drive can be wither mechanical or s s d.
As I wrote earlier, do you feel any vibration or hum from the drive when you connect it to your computer?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon Hooley
Sent: August 21, 2021 1:41 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

Is a drive is called my passport

Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit www.CochlearAmericas.com

On Aug 21, 2021, at 11:59 AM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:

Smart where is software that you install to check the drives health
that kind of thing. That doesn't tell me anything to even have me look
up what kind of drive it might be.
John







Re: Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

Monte Single
 

I have a 4 t b my passport external u s b drive . It is 1 year old.
It is sitting a few inches from my right hand, right now.
As I am not using it, nothing is being moved to or from the drive.
If I started moving files to or from the drive, or processing material on the drive,
, I could lift it a fraction of an inch, as in a few millimeters, and I would feel a slight vibration as the drive is spinning, because it is a mechanical drive, not a s s d drive.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: August 21, 2021 6:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

I've not felt a drive vibrate or hum since what. The mid 90s??
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

Hi Sharon,

A western digital my passport drive can be wither mechanical or s s d.
As I wrote earlier, do you feel any vibration or hum from the drive when you connect it to your computer?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon Hooley
Sent: August 21, 2021 1:41 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

Is a drive is called my passport

Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit www.CochlearAmericas.com

On Aug 21, 2021, at 11:59 AM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:

Smart where is software that you install to check the drives health
that kind of thing. That doesn't tell me anything to even have me look
up what kind of drive it might be.
John







Re: Question about money reader.

John Holcomb II
 

That's easy if I'm feeling my hand but I don't have a good concept of being
able to move something 6 inches.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte
Single
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

Think of six inches as the length of your hand from the tip of your finger
to the point where your hand joins your wrist.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John
Holcomb II
Sent: August 21, 2021 5:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

See everybody talks about the cameras and moving them this inch or that inch
and I have no idea what that means.
Yes I know it's a measurement but not what 6 inches means.
So Aira will tell me to move it closer to me and I'll do it very slowly.
That works a lot better than using the word inches.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 6:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

Carolyn:

Actually, I find the eye note app on the iPhone much more efficient than the
eye bill.
It also tells you whether you are looking at the front or back of the bill.
You just open the app and hold the phone about six inches above the bill and
that is it.


Re: Question about money reader.

John Holcomb II
 

What ap is this?
Thanks,
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

John:

Well, I just put the camera on top of the bill and lift it up a bit, until
you hear voice over announce the denomination of the bill.


Re: Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

Janet
 

Hi Monte,
May I please ask you what is the difference between vibration and humning on a passport? So, if I hear humning on my Passport external drive, what will that tell me, Will that tell me if my Passport is a SSD or macanical drive?

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 7:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

Hi Sharon,

A western digital my passport drive can be wither mechanical or s s d.
As I wrote earlier, do you feel any vibration or hum from the drive when you connect it to your computer?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon Hooley
Sent: August 21, 2021 1:41 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

Is a drive is called my passport

Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit www.CochlearAmericas.com

On Aug 21, 2021, at 11:59 AM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:

Smart where is software that you install to check the drives health
that kind of thing. That doesn't tell me anything to even have me
look up what kind of drive it might be.
John







Re: Question about money reader.

Holly
 

John:

Well, I just put the camera on top of the bill and lift it up a bit, until you hear voice over announce the denomination of the bill.


Re: Question about money reader.

Monte Single
 

Think of six inches as the length of your hand from the tip of your finger
to the point where your hand joins your wrist.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John
Holcomb II
Sent: August 21, 2021 5:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

See everybody talks about the cameras and moving them this inch or that inch
and I have no idea what that means.
Yes I know it's a measurement but not what 6 inches means.
So Aira will tell me to move it closer to me and I'll do it very slowly.
That works a lot better than using the word inches.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 6:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

Carolyn:

Actually, I find the eye note app on the iPhone much more efficient than the
eye bill.
It also tells you whether you are looking at the front or back of the bill.
You just open the app and hold the phone about six inches above the bill and
that is it.


Re: Question about money reader.

John Holcomb II
 

Thanks, Mike!

I’ll call them yes.

High pitched beeps will not work for me depending on how high it is, due to my loss of hearing in the highs.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

John, try calling this phone number and maybe they'll be able to help you.  Full article follows phone number about the iBill Reader.

 

For specific questions or comments about the US Currency Reader Program you may call 844-815-9388 toll-free.

 

 

The Free iBill Money Identifier from the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing
main region
article
Due to a lack of tactile features on US currency, difficulty in accurately identifying bills has been, and remains, an issue for Americans who are blind
or visually impaired. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will make changes to US currency as a part of the
Meaningful Access
 initiative. The methods, approved in May 2011, will include raised tactile features to identify each denomination by touch, high contrast numbers, and
different colors. These new features will be presented in the next currency redesign, a target date for which is still being determined.

 

Until the enhanced currency becomes available, currency identifiers are being distributed at no cost to eligible blind and visually impaired people by
the BEP. Fill out the
application on the BEP website
 to apply for the iBill currency identifier. The iBill identifies all current US dollar bills—$1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100—using speech, vibration,
and tone patterns. For added convenience and portability, it's small enough to fit on a key ring.

 

The iBill Currency Identifier

 

The iBill is a small black device that can easily fit on a keychain. It measures 3 inches long by 1.5 inches wide by .75 inch thick. On the front of the
device is a raised tab where a bill can be inserted. There are also two buttons, one on the top and one on the bottom of the device, each marked by a raised
box surrounding the button and vertical bar on the top of the button. These buttons are used to activate the device. A key ring is located on the back
bottom edge.

 

Inside the package are two sets of instructions: one is printed in 16-point font and the other is embossed in braille. An audio instruction manual is available
on the
Orbit Research website.

 

How the iBill Works

 

To identify a bill, hold the iBill with the key ring towards the bottom. Then, insert a bill horizontally under the raised tab and press either of the
two buttons. Depending on mode, the currency amount will be spoken in a female voice or identified with vibration pulses or audible beeps. Headphones can
be plugged into a 2.5mm. jack located on the right bottom edge of the device. Take note, this headphone jack is smaller than the jacks most commonly found
on smartphones.

 

Switching Modes

 

The iBill has three output modes: vibration, tone, and speech. In each mode there is a corresponding vibration, beep, and speech indicator. They are as
follows:

 

6

 

****Currency****

 

Vibration Mode indicator

 

Tone Mode indicator

 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

$1

 

1 short pulse

 

1 low-pitch beep

 

$2

 

2 shorts pulses

 

2 low-pitch beeps

 

$5

 

3 short pulses

 

3 low-pitch beeps

 

$10

 

1 long pulse

 

1 high-pitch beep

 

$20

 

2 long pulses

 

2 high-pitch beeps

 

$50

 

3 long pulses

 

3 high-pitch beeps

 

$100

 

4 pulses in short-long-short-long
pattern

 

4 beeps in low-high-low-high pitch
pattern

 

Error: three beeps of different pitch or a very long pulse

 

To switch modes, press and hold either of the buttons, while continuing to hold, press the second button. The iBill will cycle through each mode in order:
vibration, tone, speech volume 1, speech volume 2, and speech volume 3. When cycling through modes there is a signal to alert the user to which mode they
are in.

 

Battery Operation

 

The iBill uses one (1) AAA alkaline battery. The battery compartment is located on the bottom of the device and can be identified by two raised ridges.
To insert the battery, remove the compartment lid by pressing down and pulling gently forward. When the battery is low, two short beeps or three very short
vibration pulses will follow each denomination announcement.

 

For additional information about the iBill, please read Deborah Kendrick's December 2012 article,
The iBill Second-Generation US Currency Identifier from Orbit Research: A Good Thing Made Better.

 

Currency Identification Mobile Apps

 

In addition to this standalone device, advances in technology have made it possible to determine a note's denomination by using mobile devices. The BEP
has contributed to the development of two such applications:

 

EyeNote
 is a free mobile device application developed by the BEP to assist blind or visually impaired consumers to identify currency. EyeNote uses image recognition
technology and the mobile device's integrated camera to recognize a bill and indicate the bill's denomination. Eyenote is built on the Apple iOS platform
and is available to download from the Apple App Store.

 

In 2013, the BEP updated the EyeNote app, originally released in 2010. EyeNote 2.0 also utilizes VoiceOver for vocal and gesture feedback if it is turned
on for the target iOS device.

 

The BEP, in collaboration with the Department of Education, also assisted in the development of the
IDEAL Currency Identifier,
another free downloadable app that operates on the Android platform. It uses text-to-speech voice and advanced image recognition technology to read a note
and provide users with an audible response indicating the bill's denomination. IDEAL works locally on the device and does not rely on connection to the
Internet.

 

An updated version of the App was released in 2014. The new version identifies notes more quickly and recognizes the redesigned $100 bill.

 

These two apps, as well as many other apps now on the market, provide additional options for the public, who is increasingly using mobile devices, to independently
identify currency.

 

Conclusion

 

We realize there are people who are blind or visually impaired who do not use smartphones or do not want to use smartphones to identify currency. This
is why we want to make sure our readers are aware of the option of a free stand-alone currency identifier. The iBill is an effective device that solves
a challenge for visually impaired individuals. It gives people who are blind or visually impaired the option to be confident in knowing what's in their
wallet and the ability to count money accurately and independently. The various output modes give privacy without limiting the effectiveness of the device.
Features of the iBill make it convenient to carry and use. This device is useful now and will continue to be during the transition period while nontactile
and tactile bills are both in circulation.

 

Make sure to take the opportunity to apply for a free money identifier. Please remember the iBill Currency Identifier and currency identification apps
do not distinguish between legitimate and counterfeit currency.

 

For specific questions or comments about the US Currency Reader Program you may call 844-815-9388 toll-free or
e-mail.

 

Product Information

 

iBill Talking Banknote Identifier
Manufacturer:
Orbit Research
Meaningful Access

 

 

 

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

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

Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 12:24 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

How does a blind person fil this out?

When I hit enter on the form it opens a PDS in edge. There are no edit fields, as Edge is a reader only I assume.

Thanks,

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

John:

 

Here is the link to order the free money reader from the Dept. of the treasury. 

 


Re: Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

John Holcomb II
 

I've not felt a drive vibrate or hum since what. The mid 90s??
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

Hi Sharon,

A western digital my passport drive can be wither mechanical or s s d.
As I wrote earlier, do you feel any vibration or hum from the drive when you connect it to your computer?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon Hooley
Sent: August 21, 2021 1:41 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

Is a drive is called my passport

Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit www.CochlearAmericas.com

On Aug 21, 2021, at 11:59 AM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:

Smart where is software that you install to check the drives health
that kind of thing. That doesn't tell me anything to even have me look
up what kind of drive it might be.
John







Re: Question about money reader.

Mike B.
 


John, try calling this phone number and maybe they'll be able to help you.  Full article follows phone number about the iBill Reader.
 
For specific questions or comments about the US Currency Reader Program you may call 844-815-9388 toll-free.
 
 
The Free iBill Money Identifier from the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing
main region
article
Due to a lack of tactile features on US currency, difficulty in accurately identifying bills has been, and remains, an issue for Americans who are blind
or visually impaired. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will make changes to US currency as a part of the
Meaningful Access
 initiative. The methods, approved in May 2011, will include raised tactile features to identify each denomination by touch, high contrast numbers, and
different colors. These new features will be presented in the next currency redesign, a target date for which is still being determined.
 
Until the enhanced currency becomes available, currency identifiers are being distributed at no cost to eligible blind and visually impaired people by
the BEP. Fill out the
application on the BEP website
 to apply for the iBill currency identifier. The iBill identifies all current US dollar bills—$1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100—using speech, vibration,
and tone patterns. For added convenience and portability, it's small enough to fit on a key ring.
 
The iBill Currency Identifier
 
The iBill is a small black device that can easily fit on a keychain. It measures 3 inches long by 1.5 inches wide by .75 inch thick. On the front of the
device is a raised tab where a bill can be inserted. There are also two buttons, one on the top and one on the bottom of the device, each marked by a raised
box surrounding the button and vertical bar on the top of the button. These buttons are used to activate the device. A key ring is located on the back
bottom edge.
 
Inside the package are two sets of instructions: one is printed in 16-point font and the other is embossed in braille. An audio instruction manual is available
on the
Orbit Research website.
 
How the iBill Works
 
To identify a bill, hold the iBill with the key ring towards the bottom. Then, insert a bill horizontally under the raised tab and press either of the
two buttons. Depending on mode, the currency amount will be spoken in a female voice or identified with vibration pulses or audible beeps. Headphones can
be plugged into a 2.5mm. jack located on the right bottom edge of the device. Take note, this headphone jack is smaller than the jacks most commonly found
on smartphones.
 
Switching Modes
 
The iBill has three output modes: vibration, tone, and speech. In each mode there is a corresponding vibration, beep, and speech indicator. They are as
follows:
 
6
 
****Currency****
 
Vibration Mode indicator
 
Tone Mode indicator
 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
$1
 
1 short pulse
 
1 low-pitch beep
 
$2
 
2 shorts pulses
 
2 low-pitch beeps
 
$5
 
3 short pulses
 
3 low-pitch beeps
 
$10
 
1 long pulse
 
1 high-pitch beep
 
$20
 
2 long pulses
 
2 high-pitch beeps
 
$50
 
3 long pulses
 
3 high-pitch beeps
 
$100
 
4 pulses in short-long-short-long
pattern
 
4 beeps in low-high-low-high pitch
pattern
 
Error: three beeps of different pitch or a very long pulse
 
To switch modes, press and hold either of the buttons, while continuing to hold, press the second button. The iBill will cycle through each mode in order:
vibration, tone, speech volume 1, speech volume 2, and speech volume 3. When cycling through modes there is a signal to alert the user to which mode they
are in.
 
Battery Operation
 
The iBill uses one (1) AAA alkaline battery. The battery compartment is located on the bottom of the device and can be identified by two raised ridges.
To insert the battery, remove the compartment lid by pressing down and pulling gently forward. When the battery is low, two short beeps or three very short
vibration pulses will follow each denomination announcement.
 
For additional information about the iBill, please read Deborah Kendrick's December 2012 article,
The iBill Second-Generation US Currency Identifier from Orbit Research: A Good Thing Made Better.
 
Currency Identification Mobile Apps
 
In addition to this standalone device, advances in technology have made it possible to determine a note's denomination by using mobile devices. The BEP
has contributed to the development of two such applications:
 
EyeNote
 is a free mobile device application developed by the BEP to assist blind or visually impaired consumers to identify currency. EyeNote uses image recognition
technology and the mobile device's integrated camera to recognize a bill and indicate the bill's denomination. Eyenote is built on the Apple iOS platform
and is available to download from the Apple App Store.
 
In 2013, the BEP updated the EyeNote app, originally released in 2010. EyeNote 2.0 also utilizes VoiceOver for vocal and gesture feedback if it is turned
on for the target iOS device.
 
The BEP, in collaboration with the Department of Education, also assisted in the development of the
IDEAL Currency Identifier,
another free downloadable app that operates on the Android platform. It uses text-to-speech voice and advanced image recognition technology to read a note
and provide users with an audible response indicating the bill's denomination. IDEAL works locally on the device and does not rely on connection to the
Internet.
 
An updated version of the App was released in 2014. The new version identifies notes more quickly and recognizes the redesigned $100 bill.
 
These two apps, as well as many other apps now on the market, provide additional options for the public, who is increasingly using mobile devices, to independently
identify currency.
 
Conclusion
 
We realize there are people who are blind or visually impaired who do not use smartphones or do not want to use smartphones to identify currency. This
is why we want to make sure our readers are aware of the option of a free stand-alone currency identifier. The iBill is an effective device that solves
a challenge for visually impaired individuals. It gives people who are blind or visually impaired the option to be confident in knowing what's in their
wallet and the ability to count money accurately and independently. The various output modes give privacy without limiting the effectiveness of the device.
Features of the iBill make it convenient to carry and use. This device is useful now and will continue to be during the transition period while nontactile
and tactile bills are both in circulation.
 
Make sure to take the opportunity to apply for a free money identifier. Please remember the iBill Currency Identifier and currency identification apps
do not distinguish between legitimate and counterfeit currency.
 
For specific questions or comments about the US Currency Reader Program you may call 844-815-9388 toll-free or
e-mail.
 
Product Information
 
iBill Talking Banknote Identifier
Manufacturer:
Orbit Research
Meaningful Access
 
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 12:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

How does a blind person fil this out?

When I hit enter on the form it opens a PDS in edge. There are no edit fields, as Edge is a reader only I assume.

Thanks,

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

John:

 

Here is the link to order the free money reader from the Dept. of the treasury. 

 


Re: Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

Monte Single
 

Hi Sharon,

A western digital my passport drive can be wither mechanical or s s d.
As I wrote earlier, do you feel any vibration or hum from the drive when you connect it to your computer?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon Hooley
Sent: August 21, 2021 1:41 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about a W D Smart ware external drive

Is a drive is called my passport

Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit www.CochlearAmericas.com

On Aug 21, 2021, at 11:59 AM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:

Smart where is software that you install to check the drives health
that kind of thing. That doesn't tell me anything to even have me
look up what kind of drive it might be.
John







Re: Question about money reader.

John Holcomb II
 

See everybody talks about the cameras and moving them this inch or that inch
and I have no idea what that means.
Yes I know it's a measurement but not what 6 inches means.
So Aira will tell me to move it closer to me and I'll do it very slowly.
That works a lot better than using the word inches.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 6:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

Carolyn:

Actually, I find the eye note app on the iPhone much more efficient than the
eye bill.
It also tells you whether you are looking at the front or back of the bill.
You just open the app and hold the phone about six inches above the bill and
that is it.


Re: Question about money reader.

John Holcomb II
 

Oh ok, I’m not on that list and hadn’t heard that termb before you.

It was just a guess on my part as to what it stood for.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 5:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

 

Just call your network library and request a new currency identifier.  When you receive it, you can return the defective one in the shipping carton just like you would return a defective DTB player by reversing the address card in the transparent sleeve.  in terms DTB playerand DTBM are routinely used on the BARD Talk list to refer to the digital talking book player or machine. 

 

Gerald

 

 

On 8/21/2021 4:34 PM, James Bentley wrote:

What happens if I got one around 6 years ago and it quit working?

 

James B 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 3:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

 

It's very simple.  If you are a registered NLS patron regardless of whether or not you are registered with BARD, all you have to do is call your network library and request a currency identifier.  It is not necessary to fill out any forms.  Like the DTB player, they will send you one which you can keep as long as you need it.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 8/21/2021 3:52 PM, Gene wrote:

I didn’t look to see what the ;procedure is if you are a member of Bard.  Are there instructions of what to do in that case? 

 

Perhaps before proceeding further, you shoulde contact hyour library.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:36 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

Yeah but I have BARD, so I don’t have to have someone else sing it, from what I read.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 3:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

Also, on this page where you download the form, the following is stated:

The application must be filled out completely, signed by a competent authority who can certify eligibility, and returned to the mailing address provided on the form.

 

Gene

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

From: Gene

Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:31 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

Text on the page says the following:

Applications, available in English and in Spanish, can be downloaded here.

 

That, along with no fields that can be filled out by a screen-reader strongly implies that you are supposed to print it and return It by mail.

 

Gene

-----Original Message

Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:24 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

How does a blind person fil this out?

When I hit enter on the form it opens a PDS in edge. There are no edit fields, as Edge is a reader only I assume.

Thanks,

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

John:

 

Here is the link to order the free money reader from the Dept. of the treasury. 

 


Re: Question about money reader.

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Uncle James, just call their toll-free number; they'll send you another one
anyway. I once thought I had misplaced one; I called them and I now have
two.

Both are in hiding somewhere in one of my toy boxes. I probably won't think
of digging them out for another six months! LookOut by Google has made me a
spoilt brat for the moment.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Question about money reader.

Holly
 

Carolyn:

Actually, I find the eye note app on the iPhone much more efficient than the eye bill.
It also tells you whether you are looking at the front or back of the bill. You just open the app and hold the phone about six inches above the bill and that is it.


Re: Question about money reader.

Janet
 

HI John,

I am a member of Bard, and all I did was call my local talking book center, and asked them if I could have the money reader, and within one week, I received it through the standard mail. 

 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 3:16 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

It s said if you are a  user of BARD that you do not  need to go thru another professional to v verify you are visually impaired or blind.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 3:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

I didn’t look to see what the ;procedure is if you are a member of Bard.  Are there instructions of what to do in that case? 

 

Perhaps before proceeding further, you shoulde contact hyour library.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:36 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

Yeah but I have BARD, so I don’t have to have someone else sing it, from what I read.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 3:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

Also, on this page where you download the form, the following is stated:

The application must be filled out completely, signed by a competent authority who can certify eligibility, and returned to the mailing address provided on the form.

 

Gene

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

From: Gene

Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:31 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

Text on the page says the following:

Applications, available in English and in Spanish, can be downloaded here.

 

That, along with no fields that can be filled out by a screen-reader strongly implies that you are supposed to print it and return It by mail.

 

Gene

-----Original Message

Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:24 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

How does a blind person fil this out?

When I hit enter on the form it opens a PDS in edge. There are no edit fields, as Edge is a reader only I assume.

Thanks,

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

John:

 

Here is the link to order the free money reader from the Dept. of the treasury. 

 


Re: Question about money reader.

Carolyn Arnold
 

James, do you think your battery is down?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 4:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

What happens if I got one around 6 years ago and it quit working?



James B



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 3:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.





It's very simple. If you are a registered NLS patron regardless of whether or not you are registered with BARD, all you have to do is call your network library and request a currency identifier. It is not necessary to fill out any forms. Like the DTB player, they will send you one which you can keep as long as you need it.



Gerald





On 8/21/2021 3:52 PM, Gene wrote:

I didn’t look to see what the ;procedure is if you are a member of Bard. Are there instructions of what to do in that case?



Perhaps before proceeding further, you shoulde contact hyour library.



Gene

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

From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@gmail.com>

Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:36 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.



Yeah but I have BARD, so I don’t have to have someone else sing it, from what I read.

John





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 3:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.



Also, on this page where you download the form, the following is stated:

https://www.moneyfactory.gov/uscurrencyreaderform.html

The application must be filled out completely, signed by a competent authority who can certify eligibility, and returned to the mailing address provided on the form.



Gene

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

From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@gmail.com>

Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:31 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.



Text on the page says the following:

Applications, available in English and in Spanish, can be downloaded here.



That, along with no fields that can be filled out by a screen-reader strongly implies that you are supposed to print it and return It by mail.



Gene

-----Original Message

From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@gmail.com>

Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:24 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.



How does a blind person fil this out?

When I hit enter on the form it opens a PDS in edge. There are no edit fields, as Edge is a reader only I assume.

Thanks,

John



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.



John:



Here is the link to order the free money reader from the Dept. of the treasury.



https://www.moneyfactory.gov/uscurrencyreaderpgm.html

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