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Re: Inaccessible Kindle books

Billy Inglis
 

hi guys, Does Amazon UK have such a line?, Billy

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 10:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Inaccessible Kindle books

Hi Fanus,

I had this happen with a book purchased on Amazon Kindle and I called
the Amazon Disability line at 888-283-1678. They took care of it for me.

You can check out Archives.org and enroll in their print disabled access
program. They can find a book that is inaccessible and many times
convert it into a form that is readable. If you qualify as print
disabled--similar to the NLS program in the USA and the CNIB in Canada,
you can gain access to proprietary books that archive.org has access to.


On 10/11/2021 12:26 PM, Fanus wrote:
Hello list
The past few days I purchased 3 books from the Kindle section of amazon.
None of these is accessible on the pc and when I load the books on my iPad
Mini 5 I get a message "VoiceOver does not support this content". I have
purchased many Kindle books but never encountered this problem. Is there any
way to read or must I just ask for a refund.
Regards
Fanus






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Re: Glucometers for the blind

Thomas N. Chan
 

As far as i know, the libre system is probably one of the most popular for sighted and blind folks. it have mobile apps which you can use, IOS or android to tab on that device, the appls will pick up the info. 
if you scan that little device at the back of your arm once or twice a day example, it will send the info to the apps, like before and after. 
for example , at night while you are sleeping, how is your sugar level. 
you can know its almost live result. 
the sad thing is, that little tab only has 10 to 14 days, and I can't remember how long it will last before you can't scan it anymore.
it will be a better product if it can last 30 days instead of just two weeks.


Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


On Mon, 11 Oct 2021 at 23:55, Angelo Sonnesso <asonnesso@...> wrote:
The Libre system also has an app for Android.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nancy Shackelford
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 9:52 AM
To: nance62lady@...
Subject: [TechTalk] Glucometers for the blind

My friend must monitor his suger levels and has been using the talking
glucometer that requires sticking his finger to get blood. He's been
getting multiple errors and has had to do this several times in a row.
I looked for one that doesn't require the finger stick but pretty much
found that one must have an iPhone for this type. My friend does not
have an iPhone. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Nance

--
Nancy Shackelford --Walk On Faith And Trust In Love - Michael Reid--












new laptop

Marvin Hunkin
 

Hi. Got a asuss vivo book x 540 uar laptop running windows 10 64 bit pro, a intel I 3 7 2.3 ghz quad core proecessor with 4 or 6 cores, 8 gb ram, 512 gb ssd. And running jaws 2021 , and jaws 2022 beta and nvda 2021.2. now going for surgery on October 29, and then about 8 weeks later going for radiactive iodenne treatment. Cannot upgrade to windows 11. And was reading an article from windows central the other day, that 21 h2, windows 10 may be the last feature update, maybe security updates, but Microsoft then concentrating all their efforst for developing windows 11. Now. Audio is realtech dolby audio and great audio now need a new laptop and will be taking mine into about mid January. 2022. Now then they take it away for a few weeks to clean. Almost 3 years old this machine. Now. My question is: do I go for a asuss laptop maybe more zen book, and what’s the s model, everyday model and the vivo book. A fast amd or intel 11 th gen processor looking at 16 to 32 gb ram, and also a 1 to 2 tb solid state drive. And do have 512 gb solid state drive. Headphone audio jack as some models don’t have this. Latest ports, camera, good microphone, good base audio speakers. So do I go with a assuss, dyno book, which is toshiba’s new range in Australia, hp, Lenovo, or dell, and they did have a bad reputation a few years back. Are they better now. Looking for expert advice. And need a laptop with a physical num pad, some laptops like the zen book dual was looking at, only a touch screen number pad, soany ideas or thoughts, and in Australia. So any one from Australia on this list.

Thanks.. A 15.6 inch

 


Re: BackPack Studio 2.0 was released yesterday!

Leo Bado
 

It can record to *.wav, *.m4a, *.mp3, and *.aiff, but not to *.flag. As for your second question, yes, you can export the audio into OneDrive or Dropbox, and other clouds. 

 

Best,

     Leo Bado.

 

"It seems to me that I will always be happy in the place where I am not." Paul Auster. "City of Glass"

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 10:26 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BackPack Studio 2.0 was released yesterday!

 

Can it record to *.wav or better yet *.flac and then can I upload said track to OneDrive or Dropbox?

Thanks,

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo Bado
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 12:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BackPack Studio 2.0 was released yesterday!

 

HI  John,  Backpack Studio is a recording app.

 

Best,

     Leo Bado.

 

"It seems to me that I will always be happy in the place where I am not." Paul Auster. "City of Glass"

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 10:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BackPack Studio 2.0 was released yesterday!

 

What exactly is p backpack studio?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo Bado
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 9:38 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] BackPack Studio 2.0 was released yesterday!

 

Howdy,  for those who may want to know this piece of information. BackPack Studio released an update yesterday, mostly free sounds, enhancements to the mic, and the capability to enable built-in stereo mic. Go Backpack studio! Oh and there is record a new cloud-related feature.

 

 

Best,

     Leo Bado.

 

"It seems to me that I will always be happy in the place where I am not." Paul Auster. "City of Glass"

 


Re: Inaccessible Kindle books

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Fanus,

I had this happen with a book purchased on Amazon Kindle and I called the Amazon Disability line at 888-283-1678.  They took care of it for me.

You can check out Archives.org and enroll in their print disabled access program. They can find a book that is inaccessible and many times convert it into a form that is readable. If you qualify as print disabled--similar to the NLS program in the USA and the CNIB in Canada, you can gain access to proprietary books that archive.org has access to.

On 10/11/2021 12:26 PM, Fanus wrote:
Hello list
The past few days I purchased 3 books from the Kindle section of amazon.
None of these is accessible on the pc and when I load the books on my iPad
Mini 5 I get a message "VoiceOver does not support this content". I have
purchased many Kindle books but never encountered this problem. Is there any
way to read or must I just ask for a refund.
Regards
Fanus





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Signature:
For a nation to admit it has done grevous wrongs and will strive to correct them for the betterment of all is no vice;
For a nation to claim it has always been great, needs no improvement and to cling to its past achievements is no virtue!


Re: Is it possible for a piece of software, specificly NVDA, to automaticly finish what tech support had been remotely trying unsuccessfully to fix weeks ago from somewhere else?

valiant8086
 

I would guess it was asleep, and the battery was getting low so it woke up to hibernate instead. If it was run by someone else before who may have been causing it to do a lot of talking but in such a way that they were not interrupting speech e.g. mostly using the mouse and or the driver was glitched out and not polling properly, it could have queued up a whole bunch of speech output and still been talking when put asleep, so that it continued speaking once it woke itself up later.


The female voice was probably Microsoft Sira and I would guess that Narrator was running, either because they started it or because it started itself, which can happen sometimes if Windows knows you use a screen reader but yours closed out. Every once in a while I can close JAWS for instance and Narrator will start without me wanting it to.

On 10/11/2021 5:35 AM, Sharon Hooley wrote:
Hi,

I heard something weird tonight. It was a female voice, probably text-to-speech, which I have not been using, seemingly coming through my laptop speaker from across my room. She was saying things like, "Sharon Hooley... Accessibility... access... Enter... Enter... Down... Zero... down... Zero... I'm in a rehab center, and I know that I wasn't hallucinating, because it was also heard at the nurses' station. I had someone check it in the closet, but my laptop was turned off. I don't think it was even plugged into an outlet. Is it possible that NVDA was automaticly catching up with what the tech support reps had been trying to fix remotely weeks ago at my house, but had been stuck at the time?

Thanks for any feedback,


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


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cheers:
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Inaccessible Kindle books

Fanus
 

Hello list
The past few days I purchased 3 books from the Kindle section of amazon.
None of these is accessible on the pc and when I load the books on my iPad
Mini 5 I get a message "VoiceOver does not support this content". I have
purchased many Kindle books but never encountered this problem. Is there any
way to read or must I just ask for a refund.
Regards
Fanus


Re: BackPack Studio 2.0 was released yesterday!

John Holcomb II
 

Can it record to *.wav or better yet *.flac and then can I upload said track to OneDrive or Dropbox?

Thanks,

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo Bado
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 12:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BackPack Studio 2.0 was released yesterday!

 

HI  John,  Backpack Studio is a recording app.

 

Best,

     Leo Bado.

 

"It seems to me that I will always be happy in the place where I am not." Paul Auster. "City of Glass"

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 10:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BackPack Studio 2.0 was released yesterday!

 

What exactly is p backpack studio?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo Bado
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 9:38 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] BackPack Studio 2.0 was released yesterday!

 

Howdy,  for those who may want to know this piece of information. BackPack Studio released an update yesterday, mostly free sounds, enhancements to the mic, and the capability to enable built-in stereo mic. Go Backpack studio! Oh and there is record a new cloud-related feature.

 

 

Best,

     Leo Bado.

 

"It seems to me that I will always be happy in the place where I am not." Paul Auster. "City of Glass"

 


Re: BackPack Studio 2.0 was released yesterday!

Leo Bado
 

HI  John,  Backpack Studio is a recording app.

 

Best,

     Leo Bado.

 

"It seems to me that I will always be happy in the place where I am not." Paul Auster. "City of Glass"

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 10:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BackPack Studio 2.0 was released yesterday!

 

What exactly is p backpack studio?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo Bado
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 9:38 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] BackPack Studio 2.0 was released yesterday!

 

Howdy,  for those who may want to know this piece of information. BackPack Studio released an update yesterday, mostly free sounds, enhancements to the mic, and the capability to enable built-in stereo mic. Go Backpack studio! Oh and there is record a new cloud-related feature.

 

 

Best,

     Leo Bado.

 

"It seems to me that I will always be happy in the place where I am not." Paul Auster. "City of Glass"

 


Re: BackPack Studio 2.0 was released yesterday!

Leo Bado
 

No, it's a free update. However, one of the new features is a subscription or a one time payment, I haven't checked that one yet!

Best,
Leo Bado.

"It seems to me that I will always be happy in the place where I am not." Paul Auster. "City of Glass"

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Orozco
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 9:33 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BackPack Studio 2.0 was released yesterday!

Is this a paid update for those of us who had the first version?--Joe

On 10/11/21, Leo Bado <leobado1982@gmail.com> wrote:
Howdy, for those who may want to know this piece of information.
BackPack Studio released an update yesterday, mostly free sounds,
enhancements to the mic, and the capability to enable built-in stereo
mic. Go Backpack studio!
Oh and there is record a new cloud-related feature.





Best,

Leo Bado.



"It seems to me that I will always be happy in the place where I am not."
Paul Auster. "City of Glass"









--
Joe Orozco: Your Message, My Mission
https://joeorozco.com/services/


Re: BackPack Studio 2.0 was released yesterday!

John Holcomb II
 

What exactly is p backpack studio?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo Bado
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 9:38 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] BackPack Studio 2.0 was released yesterday!

 

Howdy,  for those who may want to know this piece of information. BackPack Studio released an update yesterday, mostly free sounds, enhancements to the mic, and the capability to enable built-in stereo mic. Go Backpack studio! Oh and there is record a new cloud-related feature.

 

 

Best,

     Leo Bado.

 

"It seems to me that I will always be happy in the place where I am not." Paul Auster. "City of Glass"

 


FW: [android-users] App suggestion

John Holcomb II
 

Sounds useful.

John

 

 

From: android-users@groups.io <android-users@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ben J. Bloomgren
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 1:09 AM
To: android-users@groups.io
Subject: [android-users] App suggestion

 

Hey all,

I found a nice little trip calculator, whose web  sssssite I've used for quite a while now. It's called TravelMath.com. It gives you both the driving distance and, if applicable, the flighhttt    ddistance from the starting point to the destination.   It also gives fuel information, based on either defaullllllllllttt MPG and cost per gallon/liter. There are some extremely slight accessibility issues, but I'll give it a 4.5 stars. LOL!

Ben

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.travelmath


Re: Glucometers for the blind

Angelo Sonnesso
 

The Libre system also has an app for Android.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nancy Shackelford
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 9:52 AM
To: nance62lady@gmail.com
Subject: [TechTalk] Glucometers for the blind

My friend must monitor his suger levels and has been using the talking
glucometer that requires sticking his finger to get blood. He's been
getting multiple errors and has had to do this several times in a row.
I looked for one that doesn't require the finger stick but pretty much
found that one must have an iPhone for this type. My friend does not
have an iPhone. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Nance

--
Nancy Shackelford --Walk On Faith And Trust In Love - Michael Reid--


Re: Glucometers for the blind

Nancy Shackelford
 

Ashley, this is much appreciated; don't know what kind of phone he
has, but he only uses it to make and receive calls.
Thanks very much,
Nance

Nancy Shackelford --Walk On Faith And Trust In Love - Michael Reid--


Re: Glucometers for the blind

 

I don’t think so. You will need a doctors script however.

Ashley

On Oct 11, 2021, at 9:32 AM, james hooper <rockiesfan296@gmail.com> wrote:

Am I correct I thought I was told that to get the libra system one needs to check their sugar more then 5 times a day?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ashley Breger via groups.io
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 8:23 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Glucometers for the blind

Hello,
I would recommend the libre 14 day system. This will allow your friend to either scan with the regular reader which won’t read his scans out loud but he can also use an android device. There is a setting that will allow the readings to be read out loud after each scan. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Hope this helps,

Ashley

On Oct 11, 2021, at 8:52 AM, Nancy Shackelford <n.k.nancelady@gmail.com> wrote:

My friend must monitor his suger levels and has been using the
talking glucometer that requires sticking his finger to get blood.
He's been getting multiple errors and has had to do this several times in a row.
I looked for one that doesn't require the finger stick but pretty much
found that one must have an iPhone for this type. My friend does not
have an iPhone. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Nance

--
Nancy Shackelford --Walk On Faith And Trust In Love - Michael Reid--















Re: BackPack Studio 2.0 was released yesterday!

Joe Orozco
 

Is this a paid update for those of us who had the first version?--Joe

On 10/11/21, Leo Bado <leobado1982@gmail.com> wrote:
Howdy, for those who may want to know this piece of information. BackPack
Studio released an update yesterday, mostly free sounds, enhancements to
the
mic, and the capability to enable built-in stereo mic. Go Backpack studio!
Oh and there is record a new cloud-related feature.





Best,

Leo Bado.



"It seems to me that I will always be happy in the place where I am not."
Paul Auster. "City of Glass"








--
Joe Orozco: Your Message, My Mission
https://joeorozco.com/services/


Re: Is it possible for a piece of software, specificly NVDA, to automaticly finish what tech support had been remotely trying unsuccessfully to fix weeks ago from somewhere else?

Josh Kennedy
 

yes I guess it is possible. either that or the computer is haunted and you have to call in paranormal investigators to get the ghosts out of it. 


Re: Glucometers for the blind

james hooper
 

Am I correct I thought I was told that to get the libra system one needs to check their sugar more then 5 times a day?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ashley Breger via groups.io
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 8:23 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Glucometers for the blind

Hello,
I would recommend the libre 14 day system. This will allow your friend to either scan with the regular reader which won’t read his scans out loud but he can also use an android device. There is a setting that will allow the readings to be read out loud after each scan. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Hope this helps,

Ashley

On Oct 11, 2021, at 8:52 AM, Nancy Shackelford <n.k.nancelady@gmail.com> wrote:

My friend must monitor his suger levels and has been using the
talking glucometer that requires sticking his finger to get blood.
He's been getting multiple errors and has had to do this several times in a row.
I looked for one that doesn't require the finger stick but pretty much
found that one must have an iPhone for this type. My friend does not
have an iPhone. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Nance

--
Nancy Shackelford --Walk On Faith And Trust In Love - Michael Reid--





Re: Glucometers for the blind

 

Hello,
I would recommend the libre 14 day system. This will allow your friend to either scan with the regular reader which won’t read his scans out loud but he can also use an android device. There is a setting that will allow the readings to be read out loud after each scan. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Hope this helps,

Ashley

On Oct 11, 2021, at 8:52 AM, Nancy Shackelford <n.k.nancelady@gmail.com> wrote:

My friend must monitor his suger levels and has been using the talking
glucometer that requires sticking his finger to get blood. He's been
getting multiple errors and has had to do this several times in a row.
I looked for one that doesn't require the finger stick but pretty much
found that one must have an iPhone for this type. My friend does not
have an iPhone. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Nance

--
Nancy Shackelford --Walk On Faith And Trust In Love - Michael Reid--





Glucometers for the blind

Nancy Shackelford
 

My friend must monitor his suger levels and has been using the talking
glucometer that requires sticking his finger to get blood. He's been
getting multiple errors and has had to do this several times in a row.
I looked for one that doesn't require the finger stick but pretty much
found that one must have an iPhone for this type. My friend does not
have an iPhone. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Nance

--
Nancy Shackelford --Walk On Faith And Trust In Love - Michael Reid--

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