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Re: knfb reader

Norman
 

From what i have seen, no, you have to get it from the windows ap store.


If i'm wrong someone please correct me.



On 3/2/2017 6:07 PM, Monte Single wrote:

I see that the knfb reader is on sale. In the messages I saw here it said it was for win 10.

Is there a version that will work with win 7.

Thanks,

Monte





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knfb reader

Monte Single
 

I see that the knfb reader is on sale. In the messages I saw here it said it was for win 10.

Is there a version that will work with win 7.

Thanks,

Monte


** Verizon Launches Accessibility Features #article

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,
 
Got this from a friend, & thought some of you might be interested.

** Verizon Launches Accessibility Features
 
Verizon Communications recently launched a resource page for its newly upgraded FiOS accessible video subscription service. The page provides information on FiOS text-to-speech functionality, which was pushed out to subscribers during a recent software update throughout the Verizon network.
The upgraded accessibility features are part of the changes made through the 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), which requires cable providers to make their navigation systems accessible for customers who are blind and visually impaired. These features are currently available on most FiOS systems. To learn more about the accessibility upgrades, including steps on how to activate such features, visit,
 
 
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.


** Tax Assistance Available

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi All,
 
Received this from a friend, & thought some might be interested.

** Tax Assistance Available
 
Tax season is upon us! With all those forms to fill out, where do you turn for help? The IRS has made hundreds of federal tax forms and publications accessible. Visithttps://www.irs.gov/uac/irs-gov-accessibility. You can choose from large print, text, accessible PDFs, e-Braille, or HTML formats that are compatible when used with screen readers and refreshable braille displays. The IRS also provides videos in American Sign Language at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el-xueE-ZDY&list=PL634968897EAEA4FD&index=3 and has a dedicated ASL YouTube Channel,https://www.youtube.com/user/IRSvideosASL.
 
For those who are unable to complete their tax returns because of a physical disability, or are age 60 or older, you may get assistance through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs. You can find a nearby VITA or TCE location by using the locator tools athttps://www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-you-by-volunteers or by calling 1-800-906-9887.
 
Publication 907, “Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities,” explains the tax implications of certain disability benefits and other issues, and is available athttps://www.irs.gov/publications/p907/index.html.
 
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.


Re: how to make windows 8 look/act more like windows xp

Carlos
 

At least for the
"Start"
screen, you can use Classic Shell
which can emulate the XP
"Start"
menu.

----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2017 5:09 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] how to make windows 8 look/act more like windows xp

Are there any programs that woill make  windows 8 act/look like windows xp?
 
any help or links  would be greatly appreciated
 
Keith


Re: real quick linux VM question

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

OK, this thing booted, in fact,am writing from it, since am here. but how do I gt=et to tools on the VMWARE menu? I only know of the alt-p command. never found tools... and how do I access the screen reader settings in vinux?

On 02/03/17 21:22, Rob wrote:
Rajmund <brajmund2000@...> wrote:
OK, so another question. how and where would I connect the display, so
my linux sees it? wouldn't I have to have speech first
Just connect your display to the computer as normal.
In VMWare, you have an option
"Removable devices"
under the tools menu, I think.
Under that menu entry is your braille display. Have it disconnect from host and connect to guest. If it is USB, BRLTTY will see it and you will have braille. That has always worked reliably for me.


how to make windows 8 look/act more like windows xp

Keith S
 

Are there any programs that woill make  windows 8 act/look like windows xp?
 
any help or links  would be greatly appreciated
 
Keith


Re: real quick linux VM question

Rob <captinlogic@...>
 

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...> wrote:
OK, so another question. how and where would I connect the display, so
my linux sees it? wouldn't I have to have speech first
Just connect your display to the computer as normal.
In VMWare, you have an option
"Removable devices"
under the tools menu, I think.
Under that menu entry is your braille display. Have it disconnect from host and connect to guest. If it is USB, BRLTTY will see it and you will have braille. That has always worked reliably for me.


Re: real quick linux VM question

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

OK, so another question. how and where would I connect the display, so my linux sees it? wouldn't I have to have speech first? please note, I've never used linux before, and wasn't aware of the audio thing.

Sent from Thunderbird

On 02/03/17 9:10 PM, Rob wrote:
Rajmund <brajmund2000@...> wrote:
the question is simply this. if I
install them in BMWARE, or for that matter, any VM app, would they still
boot up talking? or would I then have to set up everything from scratch,
please?

Under ideal conditions they would come up talking. However in the virtual world anything can happen. Sometimes VMWare doesn't play nice with the Linux kernel and your sound might not get loaded. Suggest you have a braille display as a backup in these instances.


Re: real quick linux VM question

Carlos
 

If it is configured to start with speech, then it will start with speech in a VM as well.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rajmund" <brajmund2000@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2017 4:08 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] real quick linux VM question


hi guys,
no long thread on this, I promise. so there are a few talking linux packages going around in ISO format. the question is simply this. if I install them in BMWARE, or for that matter, any VM app, would they still boot up talking? or would I then have to set up everything from scratch, please?
--
Sent from Thunderbird



Re: real quick linux VM question

Rob <captinlogic@...>
 

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...> wrote:
the question is simply this. if I
install them in BMWARE, or for that matter, any VM app, would they still
boot up talking? or would I then have to set up everything from scratch,
please?

Under ideal conditions they would come up talking. However in the virtual world anything can happen. Sometimes VMWare doesn't play nice with the Linux kernel and your sound might not get loaded. Suggest you have a braille display as a backup in these instances.


real quick linux VM question

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

hi guys,
no long thread on this, I promise. so there are a few talking linux packages going around in ISO format. the question is simply this. if I install them in BMWARE, or for that matter, any VM app, would they still boot up talking? or would I then have to set up everything from scratch, please?
--
Sent from Thunderbird


Re: Replacement for Dropbox Public Links

Gene
 

That is definitely not correct.  I have shared links once or twice and Drop Box has documentation that says that you can share files just as you could using Public links.  I didn't follow whatever links were in the message because I already knew about sharing links, having tried the procedure to see if I understood it.  So I'm not speaking from conjecture or second hand knowledge. 
 
Look for a file that is not in the public folder.  You should see files somewhere that Drop Box places somewhere in its folder and file structure.  Try sharing it as I said.  Try downloading it.  If you do it correctly, you will be able to.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2017 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Replacement for Dropbox Public Links

Gene, I followed the link in the Dropbox email, which explains the new "shared" procedure.  The following quote indicates to me that the intended downloader must have a Dropbox account.  This is the problem I have with the new procedure, since it would limit the people who could download the file.


(quote from the Dropbox web site)

• Note: People you share a file with must have a Dropbox account. If you share a file to an email address not associated with a Dropbox account, then the person can create an account or use an existing account that's under a different email.


On 3/2/2017 12:54 PM, Gene wrote:
You can still share just as you used to.  But you will have to use the share command in the context menu instead of using the public links folder, which will no longer exist.  You will have to have new links created for every file you had public links to before.  All the files will still be there but not in the public links folder.  The shared link will be placed on your clipboard.  That is, as I recall the procedure, not having done it more than once or twice. you find the share item in the context menu that you open when you are on a file in the list.  When you press enter on share, my recollection is that a link is automatically created and placed on the clipboard.  Paste it wherever you want and be sure to change the 0 at the end to a 1.  This will cause the download dialog to come up just as before when someone follows the link.
 
This is, in my opinion, a completely needless inconvenience.  I may not know something technically, but I see no problem with having left all old public links alone while not allowing more to be created.  As it is now, every time someone wants something I've put up in the past, I will have to have a new link created.  The new link will work indefinitely but the point is that many people have used my old links and may have kept them for reference.  These will all be worthless. 
 
 
But I don't see the point of switching to another service.  I'd have to do more work to switch.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2017 11:36 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Replacement for Dropbox Public Links

Yesterday, I received an email from Dropbox stating that I would no
longer be able to send public links to my files as of March 15.  As I
have a number of such public links out there for free download of my
games and a couple of free tutorials that I have, is there another
program I can use that will enable the sending of a download link to
someone who does not have Dropbox or whatever? I would like to maintain
the free download of these files regardless of whether the downloader
has a certain download program.  I am aware of Send Space, but I would
prefer a quicker, more direct method.  Thanks.


--
Rich De Steno




-- 
Rich De Steno


Re: Replacement for Dropbox Public Links

Rich De Steno <ironrock@...>
 

Gene, I followed the link in the Dropbox email, which explains the new "shared" procedure.  The following quote indicates to me that the intended downloader must have a Dropbox account.  This is the problem I have with the new procedure, since it would limit the people who could download the file.


(quote from the Dropbox web site)

• Note: People you share a file with must have a Dropbox account. If you share a file to an email address not associated with a Dropbox account, then the person can create an account or use an existing account that's under a different email.


On 3/2/2017 12:54 PM, Gene wrote:
You can still share just as you used to.  But you will have to use the share command in the context menu instead of using the public links folder, which will no longer exist.  You will have to have new links created for every file you had public links to before.  All the files will still be there but not in the public links folder.  The shared link will be placed on your clipboard.  That is, as I recall the procedure, not having done it more than once or twice. you find the share item in the context menu that you open when you are on a file in the list.  When you press enter on share, my recollection is that a link is automatically created and placed on the clipboard.  Paste it wherever you want and be sure to change the 0 at the end to a 1.  This will cause the download dialog to come up just as before when someone follows the link.
 
This is, in my opinion, a completely needless inconvenience.  I may not know something technically, but I see no problem with having left all old public links alone while not allowing more to be created.  As it is now, every time someone wants something I've put up in the past, I will have to have a new link created.  The new link will work indefinitely but the point is that many people have used my old links and may have kept them for reference.  These will all be worthless. 
 
 
But I don't see the point of switching to another service.  I'd have to do more work to switch.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2017 11:36 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Replacement for Dropbox Public Links

Yesterday, I received an email from Dropbox stating that I would no
longer be able to send public links to my files as of March 15.  As I
have a number of such public links out there for free download of my
games and a couple of free tutorials that I have, is there another
program I can use that will enable the sending of a download link to
someone who does not have Dropbox or whatever? I would like to maintain
the free download of these files regardless of whether the downloader
has a certain download program.  I am aware of Send Space, but I would
prefer a quicker, more direct method.  Thanks.


--
Rich De Steno




-- 
Rich De Steno


Re: Cricket wireless info needed

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Well, I still have to send paper checks to pay for the space being rented by
my company. Mr. Landlord DOES NOT have a way whereby the company can
directly deposit payments into his business account. I have his envelope
ready to go for the March rent.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Replacement for Dropbox Public Links

Gene
 

You can still share just as you used to.  But you will have to use the share command in the context menu instead of using the public links folder, which will no longer exist.  You will have to have new links created for every file you had public links to before.  All the files will still be there but not in the public links folder.  The shared link will be placed on your clipboard.  That is, as I recall the procedure, not having done it more than once or twice. you find the share item in the context menu that you open when you are on a file in the list.  When you press enter on share, my recollection is that a link is automatically created and placed on the clipboard.  Paste it wherever you want and be sure to change the 0 at the end to a 1.  This will cause the download dialog to come up just as before when someone follows the link.
 
This is, in my opinion, a completely needless inconvenience.  I may not know something technically, but I see no problem with having left all old public links alone while not allowing more to be created.  As it is now, every time someone wants something I've put up in the past, I will have to have a new link created.  The new link will work indefinitely but the point is that many people have used my old links and may have kept them for reference.  These will all be worthless. 
 
 
But I don't see the point of switching to another service.  I'd have to do more work to switch.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2017 11:36 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Replacement for Dropbox Public Links

Yesterday, I received an email from Dropbox stating that I would no
longer be able to send public links to my files as of March 15.  As I
have a number of such public links out there for free download of my
games and a couple of free tutorials that I have, is there another
program I can use that will enable the sending of a download link to
someone who does not have Dropbox or whatever? I would like to maintain
the free download of these files regardless of whether the downloader
has a certain download program.  I am aware of Send Space, but I would
prefer a quicker, more direct method.  Thanks.


--
Rich De Steno




Windows 10 background app "connect"

Reed Poynter <reed.poynter@...>
 

Hello Techies,

 

In Windows 10, Settings, Privacy, Background Apps, I see an app “Connect”. 

What is this?  If I don’t need it running in the background, I want to uncheck it.

 

Thanks,

 

Reed


Replacement for Dropbox Public Links

Rich De Steno <ironrock@...>
 

Yesterday, I received an email from Dropbox stating that I would no longer be able to send public links to my files as of March 15. As I have a number of such public links out there for free download of my games and a couple of free tutorials that I have, is there another program I can use that will enable the sending of a download link to someone who does not have Dropbox or whatever? I would like to maintain the free download of these files regardless of whether the downloader has a certain download program. I am aware of Send Space, but I would prefer a quicker, more direct method. Thanks.


--
Rich De Steno


Looking for an accessible file convertor for windows 7 64 bit computers pleaswe

Naima Leigh
 

Hi, I’m looking for an file convertor I can use on my windows computer. If it can convert audio files from WAV to MP3 that will be perfect too.

 

Thanks

 


bluetooth speaker?

Billy Inglis
 

hi guys, Wondering if anyone on list has the DKnight Big MagicBox Wireless Speaker?
If anyone has the big magic box please get in touch, Billy

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