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Re: Have anyone ever heard or used this program

john s
 

Naima, I haven't used it but a bunch of people have.


earlier, Naima Leigh, wrote:

SWITCH
 
Used to convert AVI format in to MP3 format.

John


Re: deleting a play list

Kimsan
 

Hi Richard:

I finally got around to doing this, and by golly it worked. Thank you.
I have another task that I can't seem to do and have not been for a while, but where is the iphone button, I think it was called? I'm trying to sinc songs over to the phone, and I'm unsuccessful.
Under the file menu and devices, the sync option says unavailable.
Is there an easier way to put songs on my phone aside this method? I would like to put songs onto my new 7.
Thanks.

Respectfully,
Kimsan Song
kimsansong@icloud.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 3:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] deleting a play list

Hi Kimsan,
Try this:
While in iTunes, use the F6 key to quickly navigate the items in Tab order, and when you come to the library tree-view,down arrow to find your playlist name, then hit the delete key.
HTH,
Rick Justice

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimsan" <kimsansong@icloud.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] deleting a play list


Phew. I can’t even find that. Itunes has gotten so stupid lately. Or is it me that is stupid. I take back what I said about the version I’m using. I’m using the one before the latest version.



Can you tell me how to get to the list of play lists?

Respectfully,

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@icloud.com



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thom Spittle
Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 11:18 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] deleting a play list



Unless it is changed, just go to the list of different playlists, go to the one you want to delete and hit the delete key. It should prompt you to ask if you want to delete it.

Sent from my iPhone


On Feb 1, 2017, at 1:31 PM, Kimsan <kimsansong@icloud.com <mailto:kimsansong@icloud.com> > wrote:

Hi,

Using latest itunes and jaws 17, how do I delete a play list from itunes?

Thanks.



Respectfully,

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@icloud.com <mailto:kimsansong@icloud.com>


Re: Is there a accessible program to convert Avi video in to MP3 audio

Naima Leigh
 

Okay, thanks.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2017 12:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there a accessible program to convert Avi video in to MP3 audio

 

Pontes Media Downloader.

http://www.pontes.ro/en/scripts/#pmd

 

 

On 2/3/2017 11:53 AM, Naima Leigh wrote:

I have movies from another list I need to convert and I need the program and instructions on how to do it. Please

 

Thanks

 

Naima

 



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Re: Have anyone ever heard or used this program

Ron Canazzi
 

it works but is a  bit cumbersome.



On 2/3/2017 12:14 PM, Naima Leigh wrote:

SWITCH

 

Used to convert AVI format in to MP3 format.


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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: IndependentLiving.com

Monica Jones
 

Yes, they have been very helpful each time I’ve had to call, and the last time I used the site, it was extremely accissible.
 
 

From: Carlos
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 3:45 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com
 

Is IndependentLiving.com a legitimate and reliable site for purchasing accessible products?  I have never used this one so I was wondering if anyone has experience with it.


Re: Is there a accessible program to convert Avi video in to MP3 audio

Ron Canazzi
 

Pontes Media Downloader.

http://www.pontes.ro/en/scripts/#pmd



On 2/3/2017 11:53 AM, Naima Leigh wrote:

I have movies from another list I need to convert and I need the program and instructions on how to do it. Please

 

Thanks

 

Naima

 


--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Have anyone ever heard or used this program

Naima Leigh
 

SWITCH

 

Used to convert AVI format in to MP3 format.


Is there a accessible program to convert Avi video in to MP3 audio

Naima Leigh
 

I have movies from another list I need to convert and I need the program and instructions on how to do it. Please

 

Thanks

 

Naima

 


Re: IndependentLiving.com

Gerald Levy
 

You don't get it. I want to know before I insert a new battery into my hearing aid for the first time that it has full strength from the outset. There is nothing more annoying than to insert a brand new battery into a hearing aid only to hear the low battery alert a few hours later when you are stuck in the dentist's chair undergoing a root canal and can't change it. At least if I had an audible tester, I could test a new battery before I insert it into my aid so that I could be reasonably assured that it would provide long life and not die on me prematurely.

Gerald

-----Original Message-----
From: Marie
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2017 10:14 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com

The hearing aids I have worn for the last 12 years all give you a sound when
the batteries are getting low, so why would you ever need a battery tester
for them?

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy
Sent: Friday, February 3, 2017 5:47 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com


Of the three audible battery testers listed on the Abledata site, only the
EZ Test battery tester is sstill available. But it is grossly overpriced at
$70, and it cannot test hearing aid and button cell batteries. Neither
LS&S, nor ILA nor Maxi-Aids sells an audible battery tester. So for those
of us who wear hearing aids, there is presently no way to test 1.5 volt
hearing aid batteries except with a non-audible digital battery tester,
which, of course, requires sighted help. And while it is certainly true that
the aging baby boomer generation is increasing the market for blind-friendly
products, the number of such products has actually been declining, because
the blindness products merchants refuse to design and manufacture their own
proprietary products to replace the ones that are no longer available. Many
mainstream blind-friendly products used to be purchased by these merchants
from Radio Shack for resale at inflated prices, but for all intents and
purposes, the Shack is now defunct and no longer sells electronic
accessories and components.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2017 8:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com

Hi all,

Actually, Gerald, the market for blindness products is getting larger
because of the growth of the elder population in the U.S. I believe I
read somewhere that by 2030 there will be more elders than working aged
people.

As for the international market, if you'd asked me two months ago I'd
have said that these companies had a good chance of doing business
outside the U.S. Now, I'm not so sure. Everything like that is on
hold until we know more.


I wouldn't give up all hope, though. I think that there will be a
market for blindness products for quite a while.

As for predictions of mergers, I dunnow. As I say, everything's on hold
now.

If you really want an audible battery tester, look here:

http://www.abledata.com/indexing-terms/audible-battery-tester

Ann P.

Original message:

It sounds like ILA was acquired by LS&S because they moved their
headquarters from Long Island to Buffalo. Probably, most of their Long
Island employees lost their jobs. But I suspect that the number of
blind-friendly products has been steadily shrinking over the past few years
which has led to such consolidation of blindness-products merchants. The
printed version of the LS&S catalog is half as thick as it was ten years
ago. And someproducts, such as audible battery testers, are no longer
available anywhere at any price. At some point, Maxi-Aids will probably
also merge with someone else, leaving fewer shopping options for blind
consumers.
Gerald


-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com
Hi all,
As I said, they have merged with LS&S here is their contact info from
their web site.

independent living aids
137 Rano Rd
Buffalo, NY 14207

Our Mailing Address
independent living aids
137 Rano Rd
Buffalo, NY 14207






Phone Numbers
Toll-Free Sales: (800) 537-2118 or 855.SHOPILA(855-746-7452)
Fax: (516) 937-3906



Customer Service Hours
9:00 to 5:00 EST



Ann P.
--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."



--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: IndependentLiving.com

Gerald Levy
 

Just inserting a battery into a hearing aid does not provide reliable indication of its relative strength. When a battery is first inserted into a hearing aid, the aid may work perfectly fine for a while, but if the battery is weak, the volume level of the aid will gradually diminish to the point that the hearing aid basically becomes an ear plug that blocks out all sound. That's why it would be convenient to be able to test a battery before it is inserted into a hearing aid. In my experience, just because a battery is brand new does not necessarily mean that it will provide full strength over an extended period. I have removed the tab from many a DuraCell or Energizer hearing aid battery only to discover that the hearing aid would begin to fade within a day after it was inserted, meaning that it was not full strength from the outset. Normally, a full-strength battery should provide about three weeks of life in my particular aids. And if merely inserting a battery into a device to test it were sufficient, then there wouldn't be any market for battery testers in the first place.

Gerald

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2017 8:50 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com

Gerald Levy <bwaylimited@verizon.net> wrote:
So for those
of us who wear hearing aids, there is presently no way to test 1.5 volt
hearing aid batteries except with a non-audible digital battery tester,
which, of course, requires sighted help.
Sure there is. Try the battery in the hearing aid and find out.


Re: IndependentLiving.com

Gerald Levy
 

Don't even get me started about HKNC. I had this discussion with them then years ago when I was a client. All they did was to purchase products for their clients from ILA, with whom they had a contract. Even at that time, the audible battery tester ILA sold could not test hearing aid batteries, but the attitude of the rehab specialist I was working with was to just shrug her shoulders as if to say, "well, sorry, but there's really nothing we can do about it."

Gerald

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2017 9:15 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com

Hi all,

Well, one learns something every day. they ought to make a tester
which would vibrate. Maybe they figure that a tester which is audible
wouldn't work for the Hard Of Hearing because if they aren't wearing an
aid, they might not hear the buzzer. Hmmm, wonder if Helen Keller has
anything. they could make one that vibrated easily enough I would
think. People just don't think out of the box.

Ann P.

Original message:

Of the three audible battery testers listed on the Abledata site, only the
EZ Test battery tester is sstill available. But it is grossly overpriced at
$70, and it cannot test hearing aid and button cell batteries. Neither
LS&S, nor ILA nor Maxi-Aids sells an audible battery tester. So for those
of us who wear hearing aids, there is presently no way to test 1.5 volt
hearing aid batteries except with a non-audible digital battery tester,
which, of course, requires sighted help. And while it is certainly true that
the aging baby boomer generation is increasing the market for blind-friendly
products, the number of such products has actually been declining, because
the blindness products merchants refuse to design and manufacture their own
proprietary products to replace the ones that are no longer available. Many
mainstream blind-friendly products used to be purchased by these merchants
from Radio Shack for resale at inflated prices, but for all intents and
purposes, the Shack is now defunct and no longer sells electronic
accessories and components.
Gerald


-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2017 8:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com
Hi all,
Actually, Gerald, the market for blindness products is getting larger
because of the growth of the elder population in the U.S. I believe I
read somewhere that by 2030 there will be more elders than working aged
people.
As for the international market, if you'd asked me two months ago I'd
have said that these companies had a good chance of doing business
outside the U.S. Now, I'm not so sure. Everything like that is on
hold until we know more.

I wouldn't give up all hope, though. I think that there will be a
market for blindness products for quite a while.
As for predictions of mergers, I dunnow. As I say, everything's on hold
now.
If you really want an audible battery tester, look here:
http://www.abledata.com/indexing-terms/audible-battery-tester
Ann P.
Original message:
It sounds like ILA was acquired by LS&S because they moved their
headquarters from Long Island to Buffalo. Probably, most of their Long
Island employees lost their jobs. But I suspect that the number of
blind-friendly products has been steadily shrinking over the past few
years
which has led to such consolidation of blindness-products merchants. The
printed version of the LS&S catalog is half as thick as it was ten years
ago. And someproducts, such as audible battery testers, are no longer
available anywhere at any price. At some point, Maxi-Aids will probably
also merge with someone else, leaving fewer shopping options for blind
consumers.
Gerald


-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com
Hi all,
As I said, they have merged with LS&S here is their contact info from
their web site.

independent living aids
137 Rano Rd
Buffalo, NY 14207

Our Mailing Address
independent living aids
137 Rano Rd
Buffalo, NY 14207






Phone Numbers
Toll-Free Sales: (800) 537-2118 or 855.SHOPILA(855-746-7452)
Fax: (516) 937-3906



Customer Service Hours
9:00 to 5:00 EST



Ann P.
--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."





--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."



--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: IndependentLiving.com

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

The hearing aids I have worn for the last 12 years all give you a sound when the batteries are getting low, so why would you ever need a battery tester for them?

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy
Sent: Friday, February 3, 2017 5:47 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com


Of the three audible battery testers listed on the Abledata site, only the
EZ Test battery tester is sstill available. But it is grossly overpriced at
$70, and it cannot test hearing aid and button cell batteries. Neither
LS&S, nor ILA nor Maxi-Aids sells an audible battery tester. So for those
of us who wear hearing aids, there is presently no way to test 1.5 volt
hearing aid batteries except with a non-audible digital battery tester,
which, of course, requires sighted help. And while it is certainly true that
the aging baby boomer generation is increasing the market for blind-friendly
products, the number of such products has actually been declining, because
the blindness products merchants refuse to design and manufacture their own
proprietary products to replace the ones that are no longer available. Many
mainstream blind-friendly products used to be purchased by these merchants
from Radio Shack for resale at inflated prices, but for all intents and
purposes, the Shack is now defunct and no longer sells electronic
accessories and components.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2017 8:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com

Hi all,

Actually, Gerald, the market for blindness products is getting larger
because of the growth of the elder population in the U.S. I believe I
read somewhere that by 2030 there will be more elders than working aged
people.

As for the international market, if you'd asked me two months ago I'd
have said that these companies had a good chance of doing business
outside the U.S. Now, I'm not so sure. Everything like that is on
hold until we know more.


I wouldn't give up all hope, though. I think that there will be a
market for blindness products for quite a while.

As for predictions of mergers, I dunnow. As I say, everything's on hold
now.

If you really want an audible battery tester, look here:

http://www.abledata.com/indexing-terms/audible-battery-tester

Ann P.

Original message:

It sounds like ILA was acquired by LS&S because they moved their
headquarters from Long Island to Buffalo. Probably, most of their Long
Island employees lost their jobs. But I suspect that the number of
blind-friendly products has been steadily shrinking over the past few years
which has led to such consolidation of blindness-products merchants. The
printed version of the LS&S catalog is half as thick as it was ten years
ago. And someproducts, such as audible battery testers, are no longer
available anywhere at any price. At some point, Maxi-Aids will probably
also merge with someone else, leaving fewer shopping options for blind
consumers.
Gerald


-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com
Hi all,
As I said, they have merged with LS&S here is their contact info from
their web site.

independent living aids
137 Rano Rd
Buffalo, NY 14207

Our Mailing Address
independent living aids
137 Rano Rd
Buffalo, NY 14207






Phone Numbers
Toll-Free Sales: (800) 537-2118 or 855.SHOPILA(855-746-7452)
Fax: (516) 937-3906



Customer Service Hours
9:00 to 5:00 EST



Ann P.
--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."



--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: IndependentLiving.com

Gerald Levy
 

To be perfectly blunt, ILA doesn't give a rat's ass about offering an audible or otherwise accessible battery tester. I actually spoke to them about this a few years ago and was told that there was no longer such a device on the market, and it would be too expensive for them to manufacture one of their own design. At one time, ILA did, in fact, sell proprietary products that they designed and manufactured exclusively themselves. I still have a working talking clock radio that they sold exclusively about ten years ago, but they stopped selling it because they found it cheaper to offer a mainstream clock radio that happened to have a built-in talking clock.

Gerald

-----Original Message-----
From: Angelo Sonnesso
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2017 9:40 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com

I suggest you talk with the owner of ILA and ask him to make one.
When he started the business in the 80s he made some devices, and I think
they care enough to find a solution for you.
Give it a try.


73 N2DYN Angelo

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2017 9:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com

Hi all,

<smiling> Hear the voice of logic. Yay!

Ann P.


Original message:
Gerald Levy <bwaylimited@verizon.net> wrote:
So for those
of us who wear hearing aids, there is presently no way to test 1.5
volt hearing aid batteries except with a non-audible digital battery
tester, which, of course, requires sighted help.
Sure there is. Try the battery in the hearing aid and find out.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: IndependentLiving.com

Angelo Sonnesso
 

I suggest you talk with the owner of ILA and ask him to make one.
When he started the business in the 80s he made some devices, and I think
they care enough to find a solution for you.
Give it a try.


73 N2DYN Angelo

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2017 9:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com

Hi all,

<smiling> Hear the voice of logic. Yay!

Ann P.


Original message:
Gerald Levy <bwaylimited@verizon.net> wrote:
So for those
of us who wear hearing aids, there is presently no way to test 1.5
volt hearing aid batteries except with a non-audible digital battery
tester, which, of course, requires sighted help.
Sure there is. Try the battery in the hearing aid and find out.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: IndependentLiving.com

Angelo Sonnesso
 

Absolutely, and their service is excellent.

 

 

73 N2DYN Angelo

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 4:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com

 

Is IndependentLiving.com a legitimate and reliable site for purchasing accessible products?  I have never used this one so I was wondering if anyone has experience with it.


Re: IndependentLiving.com

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

<smiling> Hear the voice of logic. Yay!

Ann P.


Original message:

Gerald Levy <bwaylimited@verizon.net> wrote:
So for those
of us who wear hearing aids, there is presently no way to test 1.5 volt
hearing aid batteries except with a non-audible digital battery tester,
which, of course, requires sighted help.
Sure there is. Try the battery in the hearing aid and find out.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: IndependentLiving.com

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Well, one learns something every day. they ought to make a tester which would vibrate. Maybe they figure that a tester which is audible wouldn't work for the Hard Of Hearing because if they aren't wearing an aid, they might not hear the buzzer. Hmmm, wonder if Helen Keller has anything. they could make one that vibrated easily enough I would think. People just don't think out of the box.

Ann P.

Original message:

Of the three audible battery testers listed on the Abledata site, only the
EZ Test battery tester is sstill available. But it is grossly overpriced at
$70, and it cannot test hearing aid and button cell batteries. Neither
LS&S, nor ILA nor Maxi-Aids sells an audible battery tester. So for those
of us who wear hearing aids, there is presently no way to test 1.5 volt
hearing aid batteries except with a non-audible digital battery tester,
which, of course, requires sighted help. And while it is certainly true that
the aging baby boomer generation is increasing the market for blind-friendly
products, the number of such products has actually been declining, because
the blindness products merchants refuse to design and manufacture their own
proprietary products to replace the ones that are no longer available. Many
mainstream blind-friendly products used to be purchased by these merchants
from Radio Shack for resale at inflated prices, but for all intents and
purposes, the Shack is now defunct and no longer sells electronic
accessories and components.
Gerald


-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2017 8:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com
Hi all,
Actually, Gerald, the market for blindness products is getting larger
because of the growth of the elder population in the U.S. I believe I
read somewhere that by 2030 there will be more elders than working aged
people.
As for the international market, if you'd asked me two months ago I'd
have said that these companies had a good chance of doing business
outside the U.S. Now, I'm not so sure. Everything like that is on
hold until we know more.

I wouldn't give up all hope, though. I think that there will be a
market for blindness products for quite a while.
As for predictions of mergers, I dunnow. As I say, everything's on hold
now.
If you really want an audible battery tester, look here:
http://www.abledata.com/indexing-terms/audible-battery-tester
Ann P.
Original message:
It sounds like ILA was acquired by LS&S because they moved their
headquarters from Long Island to Buffalo. Probably, most of their Long
Island employees lost their jobs. But I suspect that the number of
blind-friendly products has been steadily shrinking over the past few
years
which has led to such consolidation of blindness-products merchants. The
printed version of the LS&S catalog is half as thick as it was ten years
ago. And someproducts, such as audible battery testers, are no longer
available anywhere at any price. At some point, Maxi-Aids will probably
also merge with someone else, leaving fewer shopping options for blind
consumers.
Gerald


-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com
Hi all,
As I said, they have merged with LS&S here is their contact info from
their web site.

independent living aids
137 Rano Rd
Buffalo, NY 14207

Our Mailing Address
independent living aids
137 Rano Rd
Buffalo, NY 14207






Phone Numbers
Toll-Free Sales: (800) 537-2118 or 855.SHOPILA(855-746-7452)
Fax: (516) 937-3906



Customer Service Hours
9:00 to 5:00 EST



Ann P.
--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."





--
Ann K. Parsons
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Re: IndependentLiving.com

Rob <captinlogic@...>
 

Gerald Levy <bwaylimited@verizon.net> wrote:
So for those
of us who wear hearing aids, there is presently no way to test 1.5 volt
hearing aid batteries except with a non-audible digital battery tester,
which, of course, requires sighted help.
Sure there is. Try the battery in the hearing aid and find out.


Re: IndependentLiving.com

Gerald Levy
 

Of the three audible battery testers listed on the Abledata site, only the EZ Test battery tester is sstill available. But it is grossly overpriced at $70, and it cannot test hearing aid and button cell batteries. Neither LS&S, nor ILA nor Maxi-Aids sells an audible battery tester. So for those of us who wear hearing aids, there is presently no way to test 1.5 volt hearing aid batteries except with a non-audible digital battery tester, which, of course, requires sighted help. And while it is certainly true that the aging baby boomer generation is increasing the market for blind-friendly products, the number of such products has actually been declining, because the blindness products merchants refuse to design and manufacture their own proprietary products to replace the ones that are no longer available. Many mainstream blind-friendly products used to be purchased by these merchants from Radio Shack for resale at inflated prices, but for all intents and purposes, the Shack is now defunct and no longer sells electronic accessories and components.

Gerald

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2017 8:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com

Hi all,

Actually, Gerald, the market for blindness products is getting larger
because of the growth of the elder population in the U.S. I believe I
read somewhere that by 2030 there will be more elders than working aged people.

As for the international market, if you'd asked me two months ago I'd
have said that these companies had a good chance of doing business
outside the U.S. Now, I'm not so sure. Everything like that is on
hold until we know more.


I wouldn't give up all hope, though. I think that there will be a
market for blindness products for quite a while.

As for predictions of mergers, I dunnow. As I say, everything's on hold now.

If you really want an audible battery tester, look here:

http://www.abledata.com/indexing-terms/audible-battery-tester

Ann P.

Original message:

It sounds like ILA was acquired by LS&S because they moved their
headquarters from Long Island to Buffalo. Probably, most of their Long
Island employees lost their jobs. But I suspect that the number of
blind-friendly products has been steadily shrinking over the past few years
which has led to such consolidation of blindness-products merchants. The
printed version of the LS&S catalog is half as thick as it was ten years
ago. And someproducts, such as audible battery testers, are no longer
available anywhere at any price. At some point, Maxi-Aids will probably
also merge with someone else, leaving fewer shopping options for blind
consumers.
Gerald


-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com
Hi all,
As I said, they have merged with LS&S here is their contact info from
their web site.

independent living aids
137 Rano Rd
Buffalo, NY 14207

Our Mailing Address
independent living aids
137 Rano Rd
Buffalo, NY 14207






Phone Numbers
Toll-Free Sales: (800) 537-2118 or 855.SHOPILA(855-746-7452)
Fax: (516) 937-3906



Customer Service Hours
9:00 to 5:00 EST



Ann P.
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Portal Tutoring
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web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
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Not all those who wander are lost."



--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
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web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: IndependentLiving.com

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Actually, Gerald, the market for blindness products is getting larger because of the growth of the elder population in the U.S. I believe I read somewhere that by 2030 there will be more elders than working aged people.

As for the international market, if you'd asked me two months ago I'd have said that these companies had a good chance of doing business outside the U.S. Now, I'm not so sure. Everything like that is on hold until we know more.


I wouldn't give up all hope, though. I think that there will be a market for blindness products for quite a while.

As for predictions of mergers, I dunnow. As I say, everything's on hold now.

If you really want an audible battery tester, look here:

http://www.abledata.com/indexing-terms/audible-battery-tester

Ann P.

Original message:

It sounds like ILA was acquired by LS&S because they moved their
headquarters from Long Island to Buffalo. Probably, most of their Long
Island employees lost their jobs. But I suspect that the number of
blind-friendly products has been steadily shrinking over the past few years
which has led to such consolidation of blindness-products merchants. The
printed version of the LS&S catalog is half as thick as it was ten years
ago. And someproducts, such as audible battery testers, are no longer
available anywhere at any price. At some point, Maxi-Aids will probably
also merge with someone else, leaving fewer shopping options for blind
consumers.
Gerald


-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] IndependentLiving.com
Hi all,
As I said, they have merged with LS&S here is their contact info from
their web site.

independent living aids
137 Rano Rd
Buffalo, NY 14207

Our Mailing Address
independent living aids
137 Rano Rd
Buffalo, NY 14207






Phone Numbers
Toll-Free Sales: (800) 537-2118 or 855.SHOPILA(855-746-7452)
Fax: (516) 937-3906



Customer Service Hours
9:00 to 5:00 EST



Ann P.
--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."



--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."

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