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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. 
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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/

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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

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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.
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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.
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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

 

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

 


Re: two issues when reading with NVDA

Gene
 

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

 

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

 


Re: Name of the shell app folder

Ron Canazzi
 

the syntax is shell:appsfolder with a colon between the shell and the apps folder.


On 9/27/2021 9:33 PM, Loy wrote:
What is the name of a folder where all apps are listed. Thought it was shell app folder but not so.

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Re: two issues when reading with NVDA

heather albright
 

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

 

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

 


Re: Name of the shell app folder

Allen West
 

Jean,

That is correct. No caps are necessary. Once you press Windows + r to
open the Run dialog box type shell:appsfolder and press enter.
Allen

On 9/27/21, Loy <loyrg2845@gmail.com> wrote:
What is the name of a folder where all apps are listed. Thought it was shell
app folder but not so.






Re: Name of the shell app folder

Gene
 

In the run dialog, type shell:AppsFolder as written.  I don’t think you need to capitalize anything, though the web page I looked at did capitalize certain letters.  Read the command carachter by carachter so you see the punctuation and exactly how it is written.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Loy
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2021 8:33 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Name of the shell app folder
 
What is the name of a folder where all apps are listed. Thought it was shell app folder but not so.


Re: Name of the shell app folder

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Loy,
 
It's, shell:appsfolder
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2021 6:33 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Name of the shell app folder

What is the name of a folder where all apps are listed. Thought it was shell app folder but not so.


Name of the shell app folder

Loy
 

What is the name of a folder where all apps are listed. Thought it was shell app folder but not so.


Re: gmail hangouts?

Troy Burnham
 

Thanks Gene, as I said before I only go in once in a while to mark something as spam so if I have to change the view at least it won't be every day.


Troy


On 9/27/2021 7:58 PM, Gene wrote:
If you did use basic HTML before, you won’t see any references to hangouts in that view.  However, you may have to switch to basic HTML every time you open GMail.  there is a link when you are in basic HTML view about making it the default.  I’ve tried following the link and every time I open GMail, I am still in the standard view and have to manually switch to basic HTML.  I suspect your view changed without you changing it.  I believe that happened to me at some point and, as I said, if I want to use basic HTML, I have to press the button every time I open GMail.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2021 7:40 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] gmail hangouts?
 
Sounds like you're in standard view and not the basic HTML view.
That could help you if you switch from standard to basic.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2021 8:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] gmail hangouts?

I'm not sure what view I'm in, all I know is that there's an html button near the top of the page that I don't think was there before. I'm not sure though.


Troy


On 9/27/2021 3:52 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:
> Might using the standard HTML view help?
> I'm not sure how to turn that on and off as this is not how I do things but it’s a thought anyway.
> John
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
> Troy Burnham
> Sent: Monday, September 27, 2021 4:11 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: [TechTalk] gmail hangouts?
>
> Hi all,
>
>
> I used to land in my gmail inbox when I went to gmail.com but the past few times I land in something called hangouts. Since all I ever go to the site for is to mark messages as spam what can I do to get rid of this hangouts page and start getting the page I was getting before?
>
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> Troy
>
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Re: gmail hangouts?

Troy Burnham
 

Thanks John, I just changed the view and the page is back to the way it was before. I wonder how the view got changed in the first place though, I certainly didn't do it, not knowingly anyway.


Troy

On 9/27/2021 7:40 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:
Sounds like you're in standard view and not the basic HTML view.
That could help you if you switch from standard to basic.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2021 8:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] gmail hangouts?

I'm not sure what view I'm in, all I know is that there's an html button near the top of the page that I don't think was there before. I'm not sure though.


Troy


On 9/27/2021 3:52 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:
Might using the standard HTML view help?
I'm not sure how to turn that on and off as this is not how I do things but it’s a thought anyway.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2021 4:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] gmail hangouts?

Hi all,


I used to land in my gmail inbox when I went to gmail.com but the past few times I land in something called hangouts. Since all I ever go to the site for is to mark messages as spam what can I do to get rid of this hangouts page and start getting the page I was getting before?


Thanks.


Troy



















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