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USB Type C Port Help Please

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,
 
We have an LENOVO 81YK IdeaPad running Windows 10 Pro latest, but when I plug an external drive into the USB type C port nothing happens.  I do mean nothing!  I'm using a type C cable that supports both charging and data transfer, but nothing happens.  Below is what I've found that these USB type C ports are supposed to do.

Description 
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USB-C connectors (Thunderbolt 3 compatible) / power connectors
The USB-C connectors on your computer support the latest USB 3.1 standard and are fully compatible with Thunderbolt 3 technology. With a proper USB-C cable connected, you can:
list of 5 items
• Transfer data between your computer and peripheral devices.
• Transfer data between your computer and another computer (Thunderbolt Networking).
• Charge your computer.
• Charge your peripheral devices.
• Connect your computer to external displays for video output.
list end
 
Well none of the above happens when I plug my SSD external drive into the type C port.  I can access the SSD external drive if i use a USB type A male to USB type C female adaptor, but that's the only way.
 
Has anyone ran into an issue like this and have a fix for the no connectivity, or am I totally  misunderstanding the way this USB type C port is supposed to work?
All help and input is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


how do you play audible books on my VRS second generation?

Jim Rawls
 

Hi all, I need to do this. Thanks, Jim


Re: FitBit or other

Michael Rodgerson
 

Nancy, I have had a FITBIT in the past on a Apple device, and it
worked well, but when I switched to android it didn't read the menus.

I have one if you would like to buy it, please contact me off line.


monex249@...


Michael Rodgerson

On 12/4/21, Nancy Hill <girlyscream@...> wrote:
Well, I confess, I need to get movin'!


Is there any FitBit or other brand watch that is accessible for a
totally blind person?


Please share your knowledge with me. Also, if there is a more
appropriate group to handle this line of questions, please infor me.


Many thanks in advance for your support.


nancy







Re: Seeking Smoother Braille Book Reading Experience

Victor
 

Yeah, I’m leaning toward getting the mantis. It seems like it would be the quietest and most versatile display available now. I am interested in the latest generation of the focus display because it’s made of aluminum and steel. However, the Mantis seems more versatile.

Thanks for the info,

Victor


On Dec 5, 2021, at 4:34 AM, Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...> wrote:

the orbit reader is about as loud as somebody typing on a laptop keyboard. It is definitely quieter than a typewriter, but it is a little louder than something like a chameleon20 or mantis40 display. I use it to read in church with the display one to two feet from the microphone and it doesn't bother anybody. But that is in an open space. If you need something as quiet as possible maybe you want to go for the chameleon20 or mantis40 or a humanware display since the older piezoelectric cells an advantage to those is they are as quiet as you can get. I got the orbit display because at the time it was in my budget. But with this covid virus stuff, the price of the orbit displays went up to $650 now for their basic display. 


Re: FitBit or other

chris judge
 

Hi Nancy:
Regardless of what you choose you will have to sync it with a smart phone as there isn't a fitbit device that is accessible. Probably your best bet is an apple watch.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: December 4, 2021 5:28 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] FitBit or other

Well, I confess, I need to get movin'!


Is there any FitBit or other brand watch that is accessible for a totally blind person?


Please share your knowledge with me. Also, if there is a more
appropriate group to handle this line of questions, please infor me.


Many thanks in advance for your support.


nancy


Re: Seeking Smoother Braille Book Reading Experience

Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
 

the orbit reader is about as loud as somebody typing on a laptop keyboard. It is definitely quieter than a typewriter, but it is a little louder than something like a chameleon20 or mantis40 display. I use it to read in church with the display one to two feet from the microphone and it doesn't bother anybody. But that is in an open space. If you need something as quiet as possible maybe you want to go for the chameleon20 or mantis40 or a humanware display since the older piezoelectric cells an advantage to those is they are as quiet as you can get. I got the orbit display because at the time it was in my budget. But with this covid virus stuff, the price of the orbit displays went up to $650 now for their basic display. 


Re: adding a second address to my amazon account

Thomas N. Chan
 

From what I understand, you just need to add the new address.
You can put the person's name on it.

I did it on my amazon account with a few recipients .


go to

On Sun, 5 Dec 2021 at 07:16, Holly <feyk7@...> wrote:
Troy:

Try calling Amazon accessibility.  They are very helpful and can probably
help you.  at 888-283-1678







Re: Seeking Smoother Braille Book Reading Experience

Victor
 

I didn’t think it was quiet. I had read somewhere that it made a lot of noise. I work in radio broadcasting and audio production. That would not be a good display for my particular line of work. I’ve read somewhere that the mantis is very quiet. It’s too bad that the orbit is so noisy. When you are around other people, you don’t necessarily want a display that’s going to be a distraction to them. Why draw attention to yourself if you don’t need to do so?

Thanks for the info,

Victor


On Dec 4, 2021, at 8:48 PM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:



No it is not. It makes a telegraph sound or like a type writer sound. If you want quiet,  brailliant or focuss display. I do not think the hense displays make any noise either. Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Victor
Sent: Saturday, December 4, 2021 2:04 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking Smoother Braille Book Reading Experience

 

Is the Orbit a quiet display?

 

Victor



On Dec 4, 2021, at 5:48 AM, Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...> wrote:

I use an orbit reader20 and love it. The book reading experience is very smooth after I turn filter dot7, on, wrapping, on, split words, off, set auto-scroll, 2 or 3 seconds. hit space to start or stop auto-scrolling. 

 


Re: Seeking Smoother Braille Book Reading Experience

heather albright
 

No it is not. It makes a telegraph sound or like a type writer sound. If you want quiet,  brailliant or focuss display. I do not think the hense displays make any noise either. Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Victor
Sent: Saturday, December 4, 2021 2:04 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking Smoother Braille Book Reading Experience

 

Is the Orbit a quiet display?

 

Victor



On Dec 4, 2021, at 5:48 AM, Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...> wrote:

I use an orbit reader20 and love it. The book reading experience is very smooth after I turn filter dot7, on, wrapping, on, split words, off, set auto-scroll, 2 or 3 seconds. hit space to start or stop auto-scrolling. 

 


Re: FitBit or other

Victor
 

Hello:

I own an Apple Watch and it is very accessible. I like it a lot.

Blessings,

Victor

On Dec 4, 2021, at 4:18 PM, Ashley Breger via groups.io <ashbreger@...> wrote:

Hello,
I used to own a Fitbit and I couldn’t read it other than sinking with my phone. Also I could not utilize any of the music and/or other features that it had on it. I would recommend an Apple Watch as I’ve heard that those are accessible.
Hope this helps,

Ashley Breger

On Dec 4, 2021, at 3:27 PM, Nancy Hill <girlyscream@...> wrote:

Well, I confess, I need to get movin'!


Is there any FitBit or other brand watch that is accessible for a totally blind person?


Please share your knowledge with me. Also, if there is a more appropriate group to handle this line of questions, please infor me.


Many thanks in advance for your support.


nancy










Re: kitty wireless.

enes sarıbaş
 

Hi,

Keep in mind with MVNOs there are downsides you should know.  They piggyback off main carrier networks, E.G. TMobile, Verizon, however you will be deprioritized over users of the main carriers, and there is no limit to how much you can be deprioritized. This may or may not matter, depending on where you live.   Second, there are some perks that postpaid plans have. For example, TMobile's Magenta and higher plans offer free 128k speed data abroad, and free texting.  I was using the TMobile prepaid 2.5 gb plan, which is $15, but switched  because I travel abroad, and a plan that doesn't work abroad is completely useless to me.  Third, postpaid plans have security features that prepaid plans don't have. For example, simswap and port protection. Tmobile will allow you to add port protection to your account, but doesn't for prepaid. This might be  really important, as if someone ports your prepaid line to another carrier, they can receive 2FA codes to their phone and gain access to your bank and other accounts.

On 12/1/2021 5:24 PM, Marda wrote:

I am on consumer cellular.  They have good service and I like that their customer service is all US based.  They did away with my old ten dollar a month plan without telling me in advance which made me mad and I think there are a few cheaper companies but I stick with them because their prices and customer service are still good and when I went to their counter at a target store they turned on voiceover for me with my SE 2020 and were very nice so I appreciated that.

Marda

On 12/1/2021 5:04 PM, Holly wrote:
Jim:
 
Are you in the U.S.?  I just signed up with Consumer Cellular.  I was with Verizon before and my bill was $54 for one phone with 3 gb of data.  Now, with my new service, I am paying $20 a month for the same plan.  They are having a promotion now, so get $5 off every month for the next 20 months, then the price will go to $25 a month.
 
If you DeLong to AARP or are a member of USAA, you also get a discount.


Re: FitBit or other

 

Hello,
I used to own a Fitbit and I couldn’t read it other than sinking with my phone. Also I could not utilize any of the music and/or other features that it had on it. I would recommend an Apple Watch as I’ve heard that those are accessible.
Hope this helps,

Ashley Breger

On Dec 4, 2021, at 3:27 PM, Nancy Hill <girlyscream@...> wrote:

Well, I confess, I need to get movin'!


Is there any FitBit or other brand watch that is accessible for a totally blind person?


Please share your knowledge with me. Also, if there is a more appropriate group to handle this line of questions, please infor me.


Many thanks in advance for your support.


nancy






Re: adding a second address to my amazon account

Holly
 

Troy:

Try calling Amazon accessibility. They are very helpful and can probably help you. at 888-283-1678


Re: adding a second address to my amazon account

Carolyn Arnold
 

Troy, my sighted sister couldn't even get that to work, when she was here last month.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Saturday, December 4, 2021 4:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] adding a second address to my amazon account

Hi all,


I just added a second credit card to my amazon account for my mom to use when she makes purchases, but now I called amazon to find out if when my mom puts a purchase on her card if the package can be sent in her name and I was told that to have that happen we'd have to add an address and associate it with her credit card even if the address is the same as mine. Can anyone tell me exactly where to go to do this? The representative sent me an e-mail with a link into my account and told me to go into addresses at the top of the page but I've been going in circles for the past few minutes and can't figure it out.


I called the main amazon number when I contacted them and the lady said she couldn't help me, is the disability line anymore helpful in cases like this?


Thanks.


Troy


FitBit or other

Nancy Hill
 

Well, I confess, I need to get movin'!


Is there any FitBit or other brand watch  that is accessible for a totally blind person?


Please  share your knowledge with me.  Also, if there is a more appropriate group to handle this line of questions, please  infor me.


Many thanks in advance for your support.


nancy


adding a second address to my amazon account

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,


I just added a second credit card to my amazon account for my mom to use when she makes purchases, but now I called amazon to find out if when my mom puts a purchase on her card if the package can be sent in her name and I was told that to have that happen we'd have to add an address and associate it with her credit card even if the address is the same as mine. Can anyone tell me exactly where to go to do this? The representative sent me an e-mail with a link into my account and told me to go into addresses at the top of the page but I've been going in circles for the past few minutes and can't figure it out.


I called the main amazon number when I contacted them and the lady said she couldn't help me, is the disability line anymore helpful in cases like this?


Thanks.


Troy


Re: Seeking Smoother Braille Book Reading Experience

Victor
 

Is the Orbit a quiet display?

Victor


On Dec 4, 2021, at 5:48 AM, Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...> wrote:

I use an orbit reader20 and love it. The book reading experience is very smooth after I turn filter dot7, on, wrapping, on, split words, off, set auto-scroll, 2 or 3 seconds. hit space to start or stop auto-scrolling. 


Re: Seeking Smoother Braille Book Reading Experience

Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
 

I use an orbit reader20 and love it. The book reading experience is very smooth after I turn filter dot7, on, wrapping, on, split words, off, set auto-scroll, 2 or 3 seconds. hit space to start or stop auto-scrolling. 


Re: Seeking Smoother Braille Book Reading Experience

chris judge
 

Hey Mich.

Do you prefer typing on a qwerty style keyboard or a Braille one? I ask because the mantis q40 has the qwerty style keyboard. I bought one back in March and love it.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mich Verrier
Sent: December 4, 2021 8:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking Smoother Braille Book Reading Experience

Hi I just applied to the assistive devices program hear in Ontario Canada and one of the thing that my person who gave me the assessment said that I should get is a 40 braille display I think he recommended the focus 40 blue. I have not red anything on a braille display how ever it would be nice to know that the braille does refresh once you are dun reading. Making the display smooth how ever I don't know of any braille displays that would refresh fast enouth that it would not brake the reading expearince. All of the braille I ever did was on braille papor and so I don't know of any braille display that would refresh as fast. From Mich Verrier from New Liskeard Ontario Canada.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: December 3, 2021 8:27 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking Smoother Braille Book Reading Experience

This is a good question! No matter what kind of material we are reading, I think all of us want a Braille reading experience that is the closest to reading from a sheet of braille paper. I work in radio broadcasting and I want a smooth braille reading experience as well. I am currently using the first generation of the Focus 40 braille display. I like it, but my braille reading experience is somewhat broken as well. I think there are some braille displays that scroll the braille automatically when you set the scrolling speed. I think that would be a nice feature to have. It might make the reading experience someone smoother.

I hope others will comment on this particular question.

Blessings,

Victor
On Dec 3, 2021, at 5:13 PM, Joe Orozco <jsoro824@...> wrote:

If you’re using a Braille display to read books from either Bookshare
or BARD, what kind of display are you using, and what kind of
formatting settings are you using? I’m trying to read an NLS book, Web
Braille, and the text is rather broken regardless of the reading view
I’ve set on the Braille Sense U2. I want to say it’s a HIMS product
issue, but I’m not sure my experience was much better on the Mantis.
By broken, I mean the text does not span the length of the 32-cell
display. Also, the translation leaves extraneous text visible, making
for a dysfunctional reading experience. Any ideas from my fellow
electronic Braille readers?

Joe


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





Re: Seeking Smoother Braille Book Reading Experience

Mich Verrier
 

Hi I just applied to the assistive devices program hear in Ontario Canada and one of the thing that my person who gave me the assessment said that I should get is a 40 braille display I think he recommended the focus 40 blue. I have not red anything on a braille display how ever it would be nice to know that the braille does refresh once you are dun reading. Making the display smooth how ever I don't know of any braille displays that would refresh fast enouth that it would not brake the reading expearince. All of the braille I ever did was on braille papor and so I don't know of any braille display that would refresh as fast. From Mich Verrier from New Liskeard Ontario Canada.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: December 3, 2021 8:27 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking Smoother Braille Book Reading Experience

This is a good question! No matter what kind of material we are reading, I think all of us want a Braille reading experience that is the closest to reading from a sheet of braille paper. I work in radio broadcasting and I want a smooth braille reading experience as well. I am currently using the first generation of the Focus 40 braille display. I like it, but my braille reading experience is somewhat broken as well. I think there are some braille displays that scroll the braille automatically when you set the scrolling speed. I think that would be a nice feature to have. It might make the reading experience someone smoother.

I hope others will comment on this particular question.

Blessings,

Victor
On Dec 3, 2021, at 5:13 PM, Joe Orozco <jsoro824@...> wrote:

If you’re using a Braille display to read books from either Bookshare
or BARD, what kind of display are you using, and what kind of
formatting settings are you using? I’m trying to read an NLS book, Web
Braille, and the text is rather broken regardless of the reading view
I’ve set on the Braille Sense U2. I want to say it’s a HIMS product
issue, but I’m not sure my experience was much better on the Mantis.
By broken, I mean the text does not span the length of the 32-cell
display. Also, the translation leaves extraneous text visible, making
for a dysfunctional reading experience. Any ideas from my fellow
electronic Braille readers?

Joe


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




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