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outline view with braille sense Polaris

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Hi,

I’m unsure of how many folks here use the braille sense Polaris, but can, when in word, can we put word in outline view?

I looked under the file menu, under styles, and there was no mentioning of outline view. I then looked under presentation layout, nothing.

Thank you


Important information for Google Chrome users

Gene
 

I seldom use Google Chrome but at times when I do, my ;processor use goes up dramatically.  I know it does because the fan in my laptop runs far more than usual and it runs faster much of the time.  Checking in Task Manager to verify processor use shows very high usage, over 70 percent.
 
Here is a very thorough article on the subject.  I am not familiar with the source, but the article looks thorough and reliable.
 
Gene


Re: Admin: Re: [TechTalk] Tech News, Audible and Play Books Accessibility, Windows 11 Accessibility, and More

Gene
 

I’ve seen contradictory opinions.  One statement I’ve seen in more than one place, it may or may not be correct, is that it is legal to remove DRM strictly for ;personal use but distributing tools for doing so is not legal.  Therefore, It may be legal to do so, but providing utilities or information about such utilities may not be. 
 
While I await further information, I will remove the original post from the archives.  If I receive good legal information that such discussion is legal, I will restore the original message.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2021 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: Admin: Re: [TechTalk] Tech News, Audible and Play Books Accessibility, Windows 11 Accessibility, and More
 
A possible correction:
I’ve started looking into the question and it may be legal to remove DRM purely for personal use, such as converting files to other formats.  Other uses is illegal.  Therefore, I am suspending my objection to this information being presented on the list.  Others who know the law may wish to comment.  I will continue looking into the question.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2021 10:10 AM
Subject: Admin: Re: [TechTalk] Tech News, Audible and Play Books Accessibility, Windows 11 Accessibility, and More
 
the utilities discussed are not legal.  I haven’t looked at the site except to look at the title bar which is clearly discussing illegal use.  Here is what the title bar says on the page:
eBook DRM Removal, Remove DRM from ePUB PDF AZW etc
 
Discussing and promoting illegal software isn’t allowed on the list.  This is for legal protection of the list.  Lists can be shut down for such activity.
 
Gene, Owner
-----Original Message-----
From: Dave
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Tech News, Audible and Play Books Accessibility, Windows 11 Accessibility, and More
 

To make Audible Books accessible, for $25 you can purchase a utility that converts the AAX Audible files into MP3. 

 

Go to www.epubor.com to check it out.

 

They also have another utility that will convert Kindle books into other formats more accessible.  Think it costs around $50.

 

 

Both utilities are a bit Funky when it comes to Accessiblity.  It can be done with a screen reader, and nce you know the steps, it is fine.  But, learning those steps took me a while. 

 

 

On 9/30/2021 1:01 AM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Hello everyone,
 
Nimer and Kirt will be going live Thursday evening at 6:00 PM Pacific U.S., 01:00 UTC to discuss the tech news of the week, Windows 11 accessibility, Audible and Play Books accessibility, and more. We go live weekly on my YouTube channel, so please share and subscribe to stay updated about the latest happenings.
 
To watch the stream live or any time after, please visit:
 
To get a list of past videos, or to subscribe, please visit https://www.youtube.com/nimerjaber
 
If you have questions you'd like answered, you can leave those in the chat, in the comments, or send an email to nimerjaber1@...
 
Please note that links to any articles we discuss are in the video description.
 
--
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: Admin: Re: [TechTalk] Tech News, Audible and Play Books Accessibility, Windows 11 Accessibility, and More

Gene
 

A possible correction:
I’ve started looking into the question and it may be legal to remove DRM purely for personal use, such as converting files to other formats.  Other uses is illegal.  Therefore, I am suspending my objection to this information being presented on the list.  Others who know the law may wish to comment.  I will continue looking into the question.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2021 10:10 AM
Subject: Admin: Re: [TechTalk] Tech News, Audible and Play Books Accessibility, Windows 11 Accessibility, and More
 
the utilities discussed are not legal.  I haven’t looked at the site except to look at the title bar which is clearly discussing illegal use.  Here is what the title bar says on the page:
eBook DRM Removal, Remove DRM from ePUB PDF AZW etc
 
Discussing and promoting illegal software isn’t allowed on the list.  This is for legal protection of the list.  Lists can be shut down for such activity.
 
Gene, Owner
-----Original Message-----
From: Dave
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Tech News, Audible and Play Books Accessibility, Windows 11 Accessibility, and More
 

To make Audible Books accessible, for $25 you can purchase a utility that converts the AAX Audible files into MP3. 

 

Go to www.epubor.com to check it out.

 

They also have another utility that will convert Kindle books into other formats more accessible.  Think it costs around $50.

 

 

Both utilities are a bit Funky when it comes to Accessiblity.  It can be done with a screen reader, and nce you know the steps, it is fine.  But, learning those steps took me a while. 

 

 

On 9/30/2021 1:01 AM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Hello everyone,
 
Nimer and Kirt will be going live Thursday evening at 6:00 PM Pacific U.S., 01:00 UTC to discuss the tech news of the week, Windows 11 accessibility, Audible and Play Books accessibility, and more. We go live weekly on my YouTube channel, so please share and subscribe to stay updated about the latest happenings.
 
To watch the stream live or any time after, please visit:
 
To get a list of past videos, or to subscribe, please visit https://www.youtube.com/nimerjaber
 
If you have questions you'd like answered, you can leave those in the chat, in the comments, or send an email to nimerjaber1@...
 
Please note that links to any articles we discuss are in the video description.
 
--
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!


Admin: Re: [TechTalk] Tech News, Audible and Play Books Accessibility, Windows 11 Accessibility, and More

Gene
 

the utilities discussed are not legal.  I haven’t looked at the site except to look at the title bar which is clearly discussing illegal use.  Here is what the title bar says on the page:
eBook DRM Removal, Remove DRM from ePUB PDF AZW etc
 
Discussing and promoting illegal software isn’t allowed on the list.  This is for legal protection of the list.  Lists can be shut down for such activity.
 
Gene, Owner

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Tech News, Audible and Play Books Accessibility, Windows 11 Accessibility, and More
 

To make Audible Books accessible, for $25 you can purchase a utility that converts the AAX Audible files into MP3. 

 

Go to www.epubor.com to check it out.

 

They also have another utility that will convert Kindle books into other formats more accessible.  Think it costs around $50.

 

 

Both utilities are a bit Funky when it comes to Accessiblity.  It can be done with a screen reader, and nce you know the steps, it is fine.  But, learning those steps took me a while. 

 

 

On 9/30/2021 1:01 AM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Hello everyone,
 
Nimer and Kirt will be going live Thursday evening at 6:00 PM Pacific U.S., 01:00 UTC to discuss the tech news of the week, Windows 11 accessibility, Audible and Play Books accessibility, and more. We go live weekly on my YouTube channel, so please share and subscribe to stay updated about the latest happenings.
 
To watch the stream live or any time after, please visit:
 
To get a list of past videos, or to subscribe, please visit https://www.youtube.com/nimerjaber
 
If you have questions you'd like answered, you can leave those in the chat, in the comments, or send an email to nimerjaber1@...
 
Please note that links to any articles we discuss are in the video description.
 
--
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!


Tech News, Audible and Play Books Accessibility, Windows 11 Accessibility, and More

Nimer Jaber
 

Hello everyone,

Nimer and Kirt will be going live Thursday evening at 6:00 PM Pacific U.S., 01:00 UTC to discuss the tech news of the week, Windows 11 accessibility, Audible and Play Books accessibility, and more. We go live weekly on my YouTube channel, so please share and subscribe to stay updated about the latest happenings.

To watch the stream live or any time after, please visit:

To get a list of past videos, or to subscribe, please visit https://www.youtube.com/nimerjaber

If you have questions you'd like answered, you can leave those in the chat, in the comments, or send an email to nimerjaber1@...

Please note that links to any articles we discuss are in the video description.

--
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: Question about 5 g phone

Nimer Jaber
 

The iPhone XR will not handle 5G, but if you're still happy with your phone, 5G is not worth upgrading for if you can do all you want to do with your current phone. So, I'd advise waiting until you were going to upgrade anyway.


On Wed, Sep 29, 2021 at 9:34 PM Sharon Hooley <shooley42@...> wrote:
Hi,

I was notified that "T-mobile added 5 g service with a 5 g phone.  Isn't my iPhone XR enough to handle that speed, or is it necessary to get a special 5 g device?

Thanks,


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






--
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!


Question about 5 g phone

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

I was notified that "T-mobile added 5 g service with a 5 g phone. Isn't my iPhone XR enough to handle that speed, or is it necessary to get a special 5 g device?

Thanks,


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


how do I put bard on my desktop?

Jim Rawls
 

I  am using jaws 2021and windows ten. Jim


Re: Speech Synthesis, Headphones, and Hearing Loss

Gene
 

I don’t know what you were told or what you heard.  Here is one article from a good source. 
 
Here is another from a source I am not familiar with but it appears reputable.
 
This one is interesting because it discusses topics like the value of noise canceling headphones in environments that have sound that amounts to something in them.
 
If you do a search for something like WHO says not use headphones more than one hour day, you will see result after result.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 5:56 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Speech Synthesis, Headphones, and Hearing Loss
 
Dear all,

I recently learnt that the WHO recommends wearing headphones for no
more than an hour a day. I expect this statistic to mostly account for
sighted people who use headphones to listen to music. I was wondering
if there is any research or literature about using headphones to
listen to screen readers for extended periods of time, the varying
impact of different speech synthesizers on the ear, and any hearing
loss this may induce.

I would appreciate all inputs and insights on this.

Best Regards,
Bhavya Shah
Stanford University | Class of 2024
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhavyashah125/





Speech Synthesis, Headphones, and Hearing Loss

Bhavya shah
 

Dear all,

I recently learnt that the WHO recommends wearing headphones for no
more than an hour a day. I expect this statistic to mostly account for
sighted people who use headphones to listen to music. I was wondering
if there is any research or literature about using headphones to
listen to screen readers for extended periods of time, the varying
impact of different speech synthesizers on the ear, and any hearing
loss this may induce.

I would appreciate all inputs and insights on this.

Best Regards,
Bhavya Shah
Stanford University | Class of 2024
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhavyashah125/


Re: NVDA speech audio destination. windows 10

Abbie Taylor
 

You're welcome. I'm glad I could help. 
--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


I want information on the amazon echo studio speaker.

Jim Rawls
 

Hi all,

If one of you have this speaker, I want to know some things.

Is it easy to set up?

I want to use the program called drop in. if I have 3 speakers in different rooms does it work well as an intercom? I have a hearing issue and I thought it might make it easier to communicate

Thoughts please. Jim


WINDOWS 11

Marvin Hunkin
 

HI. USING THIS TOOL AND LOOKS LIKE MY SYSTEM MEETS THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND ABLE TO INSTALL WINDOWS 11.

AMY I RIGHT?

WILL PASTE THE RESULTS BELOW.

MARVIN.

 

WhyNotWin11 Xv 2.2.5.0 Your Windows 11 Compatibility Results are Below

Now Reach WhyNotWin11 via https://www.whynotwin11.org/

Results Based on Currently Known Requirements!

64 Bit CPUOK  Architecture (CPU + OS) 64 Bit OS

UEFIOK  Boot Method

Not Currently Listed as Compatible?  CPU Compatibility Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7020U CPU @

2 CoresOK  CPU Core Count 4 Threads

2304 MHzOK  CPU Frequency

Freedom Scientific AccessibilityOK  DirectX + WDDM2 Display Driver / Intel(R) HD Graphics

GPT DetectedOK  Disk Partition Type

8 GBOK  RAM Installed

EnabledOK  Secure Boot

476 GB C:\OK  Storage Available 1 Drive(s) Meet Requirements

TPM 2 DetectedOK  TPM Version

Check for Updates

 


This week's episode of eyes On Success: The Voice Behind Siri

blueskies11
 

This week’s episode of eyes On Success is:

2140 Encore of 1916 The Voice Behind Siri (Sep. 29, 2021)
Show Notes
Meet Susan Bennett whose voice was used to create the original female English language Siri voice. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Susan about her experiences as a voice artist, actress, and musician, what it was like to create the voice for Siri, how she found out that she was the voice behind Siri, and how it changed her career.

 

You can download the episode from the link above or subscribe to the podcast wherever you get your podcasts if you don’t want to miss an episode.

 

For more options, listeners can also now hit the “Subscribe” button on the new Eyes On success YouTube channel at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsc-oVz5q_gXKELoZuIhOaA

or even listen on their Amazon, Google, or Apple smart home devices by simply saying “play the Eyes On Success podcast.

 

Enjoy and help promote the show by sharing with a friend!

Check out Eyes On Success (formerly ViewPoints)

A weekly, half hour audio program for people living with vision loss.

Find out more about the show and get links to past episodes at:

       www.EyesOnSuccess.net

Find the podcast on iTunes or use the URL:

       www.EyesOnSuccess.net/eos_podcast

Find us on social media at:

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Subscribe to the announcements-only list by sending an e-mail to:

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Send suggestions or comments to:

      hosts@...

 

 

 

 


DM79 – The Click

Michael Babcock <michael@...>
 

hi all!

I've been a member of this list for a while now, and thought I would share this latest episode with you.

We start this episode out talking some troubleshooting steps out for Michael having strange Audio with his internet with a discussion of his reaper setup.
Damashe shares a little about how he’s getting better video into his video calls.
Michael asks an important question about what does hardwired really mean?
while we discuss how nice it is to have the ability to call someone for support.
We take some time to share information about the Apple event and what was announced.
This then transitions us into a conversation about IOS15 changes.
We chat briefly about our thoughts on using Android with the Pixel
and this episode is closed out by each of us sharing our favorite app/book for this week.
you can download the episode at:


Would love some feedback!

Best
Michael - KJ7PAZ


Re: NVDA speech audio destination. windows 10

Mário Navarro
 


Hi Good Friend, thank you!
Works Like a Charm!
It seems that no one else remembered this config.

including me!

thanks, thanks.


Long Life to NVDA.

Às 00:29 de 29/09/2021, Abbie Taylor escreveu:
Yes, there's definitely a way to determine which speaker you want to use with NVDA. Press Alt plus Shift plus S to open the speech synthesizer dialogue. Below the combo box where you choose your speech engine is another combo box that says something like "Sound Output Device. Press Alt plus Down Arrow to open that box, and you should be able to choose the speaker you want to use with NVDA. I hope that helps.
--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 

-- 
A acção pode nem sempre ser felicidade, mas não há felicidade sem acção...


Re: NVDA speech audio destination. windows 10

Abbie Taylor
 

Yes, there's definitely a way to determine which speaker you want to use with NVDA. Press Alt plus Shift plus S to open the speech synthesizer dialogue. Below the combo box where you choose your speech engine is another combo box that says something like "Sound Output Device. Press Alt plus Down Arrow to open that box, and you should be able to choose the speaker you want to use with NVDA. I hope that helps.
--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Hosting a Twitter space on IPhone

Samuel Wilkins
 

Hello all, I'm trying to host a space on Twitter with the IPhone app,
however this isn't working. I tried doing a double tap and hold on the new
tweet button, but it does nothing, and there's no option to host a space
when I choose post new tweet. Does anyone know how to host a space on the
app using VoiceOver? Thank you.


Re: two issues when reading with NVDA

Gene
 

I didn’t say that to turn input help off, use the same command that turns it on, numpad insert 1 with 1 being on the main keyboard.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 4:16 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] two issues when reading with NVDA
 
What you were told is wrong.  You can verify this by turning on input help and seeing how the command is described.
Turn on input help with nvda key 1 on the main keyboard.
Then issue numpad insert numpad 2.  You will hear a description of the command. 
Then if you wish issue the command numpad insert down arrow using the down arrow on the main keyboard.  That is read to end, as you will hear.
 
I have Via Voice because I installed another program that uses it.  You evidently got it another way, if that is what you are using and more settings may be available to you. 
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:38 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] two issues when reading with NVDA
 

Oh I was asking 2 different questions. But, so far I think the “shorten phrases,” must be like intonation pauses. So I have checked this option.

The second question was because I was just wondering why when I hit numb pad and 2, it does not read text but instead of it states, “no objects inside.” I was told that was not what it is supposed to say.

Thank you all.

Heather

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Gene
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2021 7:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] two issues when reading with NVDA

 

It appears you are saying there are pauses when you are using read to end and that your second qquestion has no relation to the first.  When describing problemms, it is important to give details about what you are doing such as using read to end.  There is no setting in NVDA that can correct this problem if that is what you are describing.  But we also don’t know what program or programs you experience pauses in.  Does it happen in programs in bgeneral or only in specific ones?  If for example, this happens in Word, try Wordpad if your intention is simply to read a document and you are not going to be editing it.

 

Gene

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

From: Gene

Sent: Monday, September 27, 2021 6:43 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] two issues when reading with NVDA

 

When does it pause and what are you doing when it does?  Are you reading by line or reading in some other way? 

 

Also, if your intention is to use read to end, you are using a JAWS command.  What you hear is correct and has nothing to do with the synthesizer you are using.  That is an object navigation command.  the read to end command for NVDA is NVDA key down arrow, using the down arrow on the main keyboard.  NVDA uses the numpad for other purposes.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Monday, September 27, 2021 4:45 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] two issues when reading with NVDA

 

Hello, I have started using the IBM manager for my speech synthesizer and I noticed it does not continuously read text. It pauses while reading. I have my punctuation set to none. So I thought it would not pause while reading. Is there another setting I need to look at?

I noticed that when I do insert numb pad 2, it saids no objects inside instead of reading the file. I never noticed this was happening as I use the down arrow and insert. So  can you use the numb pad and insert keys to read text? I am using keyboard layout as desktop. I am currently running NVDA version: Version: 2020.4.

Thank you all.

Heather

 

 

 

 

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