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Re: A low tech question: Is there a Braille transcription service available for any individual request?

Marda
 

Yes there are a lot of Braille transcription services around. National Braille Press nbp.org has a free Braille listing of individuals who will transcribe things for a person.  You can order the braille list from them for free.  They have a toll free phone number on their website.  I think nls could also help you with a list.  Nbp and Horizons for the Blind and some other places will transcribe for a fee for businesses.  Hope that helps.

Marda

On 10/12/2021 7:54 AM, Sharon Hooley wrote:
Hi,

Does anyone know if I can request Braille transcription service? I'm in rehab where there are menus and activities calendar. I cannot access them online; only print. Sure, I could do my best with OCR, but how do I mark what I want? So I'm wondering if there's a transcription service where anyone can personally send copies to be printed in Braille for free, if not a low price? Maybe this could turn into something that will make Braille format available for anyone in a facility where I first requested it, not just for myself. Any thoughts?

Thanks,


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jaws with windows10 mail

Josh Kennedy
 

Hi,

I tried using jaws with windows10 mail. Jaws 2021 or latest jaws. And jaws won’t read email messages. I have to turn on virtual pc cursor and jaws still won’t read. Will they fix this?

 

Josh

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


Re: A low tech question: Is there a Braille transcription service available for any individual request?

Monte Single
 

I do not know of a free service, but it could depend in which country you
live in.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Hooley
Sent: October 12, 2021 6:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] A low tech question: Is there a Braille transcription
service available for any individual request?

Hi,

Does anyone know if I can request Braille transcription service? I'm in
rehab where there are menus and activities calendar. I cannot access them
online; only print. Sure, I could do my best with OCR, but how do I mark
what I want? So I'm wondering if there's a transcription service where
anyone can personally send copies to be printed in Braille for free, if not
a low price? Maybe this could turn into something that will make Braille
format available for anyone in a facility where I first requested it, not
just for myself. Any thoughts?

Thanks,


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www.CochlearAmericas.com


Re: Glucometers for the blind

Marda
 

There is also the dexcom line of cgm products.  I don't know how they compare but I know medicare covers them if you 2qualify.  I sdon't know how long the dexcom goes before you have to scan it again.  It would be interesting to hear from people who use both systems as I dont' know if dexcom is accessible though it does work with smartphones.

Marda

On 10/12/2021 1:25 AM, Thomas N. Chan wrote:
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--












A low tech question: Is there a Braille transcription service available for any individual request?

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

Does anyone know if I can request Braille transcription service? I'm in rehab where there are menus and activities calendar. I cannot access them online; only print. Sure, I could do my best with OCR, but how do I mark what I want? So I'm wondering if there's a transcription service where anyone can personally send copies to be printed in Braille for free, if not a low price? Maybe this could turn into something that will make Braille format available for anyone in a facility where I first requested it, not just for myself. Any thoughts?

Thanks,


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www.CochlearAmericas.com


youtube uploader?

goshawk on horseback
 

hello all,
going on from my previous post, "

best way to share to tablet and phone users? "

I think the only way to really do this is going to be via youtube. so are there any good bits of software for uploading to youtube? as whilst I can do this with iPhone stuff easily, I haven't found an easy way to do this from my standard PC. so was wondering if, like one can get programs to download things from youtube, can one get such easy to use programs for uploading?

 

Simon

 

 


Re: new laptop

John Holcomb II
 

Hey…
There are two sites which do really well at laptop reviews.
Laptop mag.com
Notebookcheck.net
Good thing about laptop mag is that they tell you how well support is  for the units they review.
You might consider the ASUS expert book.
As far as finding a laptop with good base in its audio speakers, that’s not gonna be easy.
However you’re probably looking at more of a gaming  rig or desktop replacement laptop if you want something with better sound.
Now don’t get me wrong, they do have DSP affects on laptops and things but other than n Mac, I’ve not seen things that talk about great base on any laptop.
John



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On Oct 11, 2021, at 9:16 PM, Marvin Hunkin <startrektech@...> wrote:



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: Inaccessible Kindle books

Fanus
 

Hello Ron
Unfortunately I live in South Africa, so it is terribly expensive to call numbers in the US. I was hoping that there is an email address where I could communicate with the disability department.
Regards
Fanus

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 11:52 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: 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






--
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: 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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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,


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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"









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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

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