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Re: talking wrist watches

Gene
 

Are you saying you want to use just regular headphones or something with a microphone attached?  Since you record from the phone, you should be able to use standard headphones for listening with the jack you use for recording.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

I have a Nokia n95 phone.  It comes with a horrible pair of earbuds.  I have
tried to find a headset that works with it, but none of them I have tried
match, except the thing that comes with them.  They have a low feedback
rumble somehow, between the earphones and the microphone.  People don't
believe me until I tell them to put the headset on and listen, then they are
so surprised.  Of course, the first thing they try to tell me is that the
jack is broken.  It's not, because I have hooked its stock earphones up to
it, and I have also patched it into my bookport desktop to record stuff off
of it and it works fine.  I'd love to find something that works.  Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:20 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

I still am in total agreement with you, Ann, about speech
and devices. I keep a headset on hand to use for my phone.
That way, in a doctor's office, if I'm waiting for someone,
I can go into my phone, clear out messages and recent calls,
all that stuff without making a sound. At cards, Scrabble or
in church, wherever, I can check the time without making a
sound. In bed at 2 in the morning, I can check time and not
wake up my husband.

I think that this is strictly philosophical. Not everyone
has strong feelings about this or even feelings one way or
another.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann Parsons
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

Hi all,

I'd go to LS&S or ILA. If you don't like the Braille Super
Store, I believe that if you can find a Radio Shack, they
sell talking watches.

Me, I pay more, but I get Braille watches; so much more
professional and elegant.  You don't have everyone turning
their head to look at you when you check the time.  You can
wear something that looks like a real watch and isn't a
mickey mouse gadget.  I tried talking watches for years, and
they either ran out of battery life in six months, the
plastic band broke, or the buttons fell off.  Yes, you get
what you pay for.  A $9.95 item is just that.  If you're a
professional, get yourself a braille watch.  Lest you think
that you have to read Braille in order to use a Braille
watch, you don't.  A Braille watch is one that has dots at
the hours, just dots.  They aren't Braille letters.
You lift the crystal to feel the time.  If you really want
to spend money you can get one of those vibrating watches.
I've never had one, so I can't talk about them.


Ann P.

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Re: talking wrist watches

Keith S
 

plus with radioshack having declared bankrupsy recently (again) I am sure they do not.  I'll check anyway.
 
Keith

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 9:49 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

I don't know that radioshack has sold talking watches for years, now.  Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

Hi all,

I'd go to LS&S or ILA. If you don't like the Braille Super Store, I
believe that if you can find a Radio Shack, they sell talking watches.

Me, I pay more, but I get Braille watches; so much more professional
and elegant.  You don't have everyone turning their head to look at you
when you check the time.  You can wear something that looks like a real
watch and isn't a mickey mouse gadget.  I tried talking watches for
years, and they either ran out of battery life in six months, the
plastic band broke, or the buttons fell off.  Yes, you get what you pay
for.  A $9.95 item is just that.  If you're a professional, get
yourself a braille watch.  Lest you think that you have to read Braille
in order to use a Braille watch, you don't.  A Braille watch is one
that has dots at the hours, just dots.  They aren't Braille letters.
You lift the crystal to feel the time.  If you really want to spend
money you can get one of those vibrating watches.  I've never had one,
so I can't talk about them.


Ann P.

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Re: talking wrist watches

Pamela Dominguez
 

I have a Nokia n95 phone. It comes with a horrible pair of earbuds. I have tried to find a headset that works with it, but none of them I have tried match, except the thing that comes with them. They have a low feedback rumble somehow, between the earphones and the microphone. People don't believe me until I tell them to put the headset on and listen, then they are so surprised. Of course, the first thing they try to tell me is that the jack is broken. It's not, because I have hooked its stock earphones up to it, and I have also patched it into my bookport desktop to record stuff off of it and it works fine. I'd love to find something that works. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:20 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

I still am in total agreement with you, Ann, about speech
and devices. I keep a headset on hand to use for my phone.
That way, in a doctor's office, if I'm waiting for someone,
I can go into my phone, clear out messages and recent calls,
all that stuff without making a sound. At cards, Scrabble or
in church, wherever, I can check the time without making a
sound. In bed at 2 in the morning, I can check time and not
wake up my husband.

I think that this is strictly philosophical. Not everyone
has strong feelings about this or even feelings one way or
another.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann Parsons
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

Hi all,

I'd go to LS&S or ILA. If you don't like the Braille Super
Store, I believe that if you can find a Radio Shack, they
sell talking watches.

Me, I pay more, but I get Braille watches; so much more
professional and elegant. You don't have everyone turning
their head to look at you when you check the time. You can
wear something that looks like a real watch and isn't a
mickey mouse gadget. I tried talking watches for years, and
they either ran out of battery life in six months, the
plastic band broke, or the buttons fell off. Yes, you get
what you pay for. A $9.95 item is just that. If you're a
professional, get yourself a braille watch. Lest you think
that you have to read Braille in order to use a Braille
watch, you don't. A Braille watch is one that has dots at
the hours, just dots. They aren't Braille letters.
You lift the crystal to feel the time. If you really want
to spend money you can get one of those vibrating watches.
I've never had one, so I can't talk about them.


Ann P.

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General IOS and android questions

Donald L. Roberts
 

Unless things have changed recently, there are some gestures in IOS which cannot be emulated with a blue tooth keyboard.  One  which comes to mind is the double tap and hold gesture in IOS.
What I would love to do is to compile a list of gestures both in Android and in IOS which cannot be emulated by a Blue Tooth keyboard.  Ideally, all gestures should have a keystroke to accomplish the desired action, but I know this is not presently the case.
Please help me compile this list. 


Don Roberts


Re: Location Inquiry For Atomic Watches: Was: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

Joe Giovanelli
 

Hi, ron,

There are many factors which determine how well your watch or any watch for that matter, will update.

Most watches try to update at 3 AM when the signal from the time standard is strongest. This signal does not have the same strength from day to day. Solar energy and other things in the atmosphere determine signal strength at any given time.

The construction of your apartment can make it more difficult for the signal to get into your own apartment. It is good when your windows face west, toward Colorado (where the radio transmissions originate).

My apartment windows face east. Signals will get through but will be greatly attenuated. Even the best watch radios may not receive sufficient signal to get the watch to update. I'm happy if my watch updates once a week.

More could be written about this but I hope this gives you a good picture of what's taking place.

Joe Giovanelli

----- Original Message -----
From: Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:00
Subject: Location Inquiry For Atomic Watches: Was: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches



Hi Group,


For those who like this 4 alarm atomic talking wrist watch and who are having success with it's updating automatically, I would like to know just where you are living. The reason I ask is because I have had a lot of difficulty getting 3 of my devices to update living here in the Buffalo, New York area. Only one device updates consistently. I read somewhere that people along the east coast of the US have such issues.



Thanks for any response.




On 4/17/2017 8:15 PM, Mike Thomas wrote:

Here's what I found is almost the size of the band. Are you familiar with those spice container bottles which you get at discount stores? They're about 4 inches tall and many have tops that either turn or flip open. I found the band stretches just slightly when placing one of those inside of it. As for the band, I broke one by turning the watch inside out in the band. I couldn't find a band to fit it at the discount stores. It seems to be special, so I don't know if its resizeable or not, but I sort of think your wrist must be larger than one of those spice bottles. The watch I was talking about with the second hand having to stop a second from the number 7, is the atomic watch from blind mice mart. I wouldn't get that one, as it requires sighted help for setup. Blind mice mart also sells that 4 alarm deluxe watch that future aids carries, but the shipping makes it more costly than Future aids. Oh, one other thing about this atomic watch... It gives you talking instructions for how to set the time and date and everything. Pretty nice if you need to manually adjust it because it couldn't see the radio signal. I worried about it not seeing the signal, and did the putting it in the west facing window at night for a while. Then I forgot, and found it set itself even if I was wearing it at night. It will keep time to the second for a week or so anyway. Three pushes on the talk button will tell you if your watch is synced to the radio signal. You can also turn the watch off at anytime you want to stop it by pulling out the time set stem for the conventional watch hands, it saves the battery.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 7:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches


I have rather narrow wrists for a man. Do you think I would have to get the band adjusted or replaced? No jewelry stores or walmart would adjust the band on my deluxe watch and my cousin had to do it and one of the links broke last week.

Thanks

Keith
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Thomas
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 5:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches


Hi Terry, I use to use the 4-alarm deluxe watch from The Braille Superstore too. Then they were out of stock on the things for about 6 months. I took the plunge and ordered the atomic talking watch they sell as its the few that have a stainless steel band, although its stretch instead of bracelet style. I love the damn thing. How great it is to never have to set it. It has a male voice with a slight British accent, but is easily understood. I've looked at others, and one you have to stop the second hand within a second of 7 or something like that. This one, you just set either the hands like a conventional watch, or adjust the digital settings. The watch will move the hands to the digital time. Then during the next night everything is set to the U S government standard. Read the instructions on Future Aids.com (Braille Superstore) and see what you think. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. The price is $34.95 as I recall, and free shipping.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 5:29 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches


Hi,

Looking to purchase another talking watch...the last one I got was from the braille superstore or something like that, worked great, but took me 8 months to find a store to alter the size of the band and now one of the band pins has come out and cannot find a replacement.

Can't beat the low prices of the store, but I guess you get what you pay for (the bands are very delicate).

Looking to purchse a talking watch for under $35.00 with either a braclet style band or a leather wrist band.

any ideas on where I can get something like this?

Thanks

keith


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Re: talking wrist watches

Pamela Dominguez
 

I don't know that radioshack has sold talking watches for years, now. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

Hi all,

I'd go to LS&S or ILA. If you don't like the Braille Super Store, I
believe that if you can find a Radio Shack, they sell talking watches.

Me, I pay more, but I get Braille watches; so much more professional
and elegant. You don't have everyone turning their head to look at you
when you check the time. You can wear something that looks like a real
watch and isn't a mickey mouse gadget. I tried talking watches for
years, and they either ran out of battery life in six months, the
plastic band broke, or the buttons fell off. Yes, you get what you pay
for. A $9.95 item is just that. If you're a professional, get
yourself a braille watch. Lest you think that you have to read Braille
in order to use a Braille watch, you don't. A Braille watch is one
that has dots at the hours, just dots. They aren't Braille letters.
You lift the crystal to feel the time. If you really want to spend
money you can get one of those vibrating watches. I've never had one,
so I can't talk about them.


Ann P.

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Re: Location Inquiry For Atomic Watches: Was: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

Pamela Dominguez
 

I have the atomic clock, and mine updates fine.  I live on the border of Long Island and New York city.  I do know a few other people who have this clock and have had trouble with it.  I think there may have been a rash of defective ones that have antenna troubles.  I don’t know if the same holds true for the watches.  Pam.
 

Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:00 AM
Subject: Location Inquiry For Atomic Watches: Was: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches
 

Hi Group,

 

For those who like this 4 alarm atomic talking wrist watch and who are having success with it's updating automatically, I would like to know just where you are living.  The reason I ask is because I have had a lot of difficulty getting 3 of my devices to update living here in the Buffalo, New York area.  Only one device updates consistently.  I read somewhere that people along the east coast of the US have such issues. 

 

Thanks for any response.

 


On 4/17/2017 8:15 PM, Mike Thomas wrote:
Here's what I found is almost the size of the band.  Are you familiar with those spice container bottles which you get at discount stores?  They're about 4 inches tall and many have tops that either turn or flip open.  I found the band stretches just slightly when placing one of those inside of it.  As for the band, I broke one by turning the watch inside out in the band.  I couldn't find a band to fit it at the discount stores.  It seems to be special, so I don't know if its resizeable or not, but I sort of think your wrist must be larger than one of those spice bottles.  The watch I was talking about with the second hand having to stop a second from the number 7, is the atomic watch from blind mice mart.  I wouldn't get that one, as it requires sighted help for setup.  Blind mice mart also sells that 4 alarm deluxe watch that future aids carries, but the shipping makes it more costly than Future aids.  Oh, one other thing about this atomic watch...  It gives you talking instructions for how to set the time and date and everything.  Pretty nice if you need to manually adjust it because it couldn't see the radio signal.  I worried about it not seeing the signal, and did the putting it in the west facing window at night for a while.  Then I forgot, and found it set itself even if I was wearing it at night.  It will keep time to the second for a week or so anyway.  Three pushes on the talk button will tell you if your watch is synced to the radio signal.  You can also turn the watch off at anytime you want to stop it by pulling out the time set stem for the conventional watch hands, it saves the battery.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 7:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches
 
I have rather narrow wrists for a man.  Do you think I would have to get the band adjusted or replaced?  No jewelry stores or walmart would adjust the band on my deluxe watch and my cousin had to do it and one of the links broke last week.
 
Thanks
 
Keith
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 5:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches
 
Hi Terry,  I use to use the 4-alarm deluxe watch from The Braille Superstore too.  Then they were out of stock on the things for about 6 months.  I took the plunge and ordered the atomic talking watch they sell as its the few that have a stainless steel band, although its stretch instead of bracelet style.  I love the damn thing.  How great it is to never have to set it.  It has a male voice with a slight British accent, but is easily understood.  I've looked at others, and one you have to stop the second hand within a second of 7 or something like that.  This one, you just set either the hands like a conventional watch, or adjust the digital settings.  The watch will move the hands to the digital time.  Then during the next night everything is set to the U S government standard.  Read the instructions on Future Aids.com (Braille Superstore) and see what you think.  I couldn't be happier with my purchase.  The price is $34.95 as I recall, and free shipping.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 5:29 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches
 
Hi,
 
Looking to purchase another talking watch...the last one I got was from the braille superstore or something like that, worked great, but took me 8 months to find a store to alter the size of the band and now one of the band pins has come out and cannot find a replacement.
 
Can't beat the low prices of the store, but I guess you get what you pay for (the bands are very delicate).
 
Looking to purchse a talking watch for under $35.00 with either a braclet style band or a leather wrist band.
 
any ideas on where I can get something like this?
 
Thanks
 
keith

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Re: talking wrist watches

Carolyn Arnold
 

I still am in total agreement with you, Ann, about speech
and devices. I keep a headset on hand to use for my phone.
That way, in a doctor's office, if I'm waiting for someone,
I can go into my phone, clear out messages and recent calls,
all that stuff without making a sound. At cards, Scrabble or
in church, wherever, I can check the time without making a
sound. In bed at 2 in the morning, I can check time and not
wake up my husband.

I think that this is strictly philosophical. Not everyone
has strong feelings about this or even feelings one way or
another.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann Parsons
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

Hi all,

I'd go to LS&S or ILA. If you don't like the Braille Super
Store, I believe that if you can find a Radio Shack, they
sell talking watches.

Me, I pay more, but I get Braille watches; so much more
professional and elegant. You don't have everyone turning
their head to look at you when you check the time. You can
wear something that looks like a real watch and isn't a
mickey mouse gadget. I tried talking watches for years, and
they either ran out of battery life in six months, the
plastic band broke, or the buttons fell off. Yes, you get
what you pay for. A $9.95 item is just that. If you're a
professional, get yourself a braille watch. Lest you think
that you have to read Braille in order to use a Braille
watch, you don't. A Braille watch is one that has dots at
the hours, just dots. They aren't Braille letters.
You lift the crystal to feel the time. If you really want
to spend money you can get one of those vibrating watches.
I've never had one, so I can't talk about them.


Ann P.

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Re: talking wrist watches

Gene
 

Not necessarily.  This is a short wave signal and its strength changes dramatically according to what area you are in and atmospheric conditions on any given day.  Also, there is an area, I'm not sure how far away from the transmitter, where the ground wave and the skip wave may interfere with each other.  I think it may be something like two or three hundred miles but I'm not sure.  But there may be an area where the signal is worse more often and then closer or farther away, it's better. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

As I said, my atomic updates without being in a window.  The closer you are
located to colorado, the better your reception of the signal.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carolyn Arnold" <4carolyna@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 9:50 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches


> If you had one, but did not have a west-facing window, then
> what?
>
> Bye for now,
>
> Carolyn
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Thomas
> Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 8:15 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches
>
> Here's what I found is almost the size of the band.  Are you
> familiar with those spice container bottles which you get at
> discount stores?  They're about 4 inches tall and many have
> tops that either turn or flip open.  I found the band
> stretches just slightly when placing one of those inside of
> it.  As for the band, I broke one by turning the watch
> inside out in the band.  I couldn't find a band to fit it at
> the discount stores.  It seems to be special, so I don't
> know if its resizeable or not, but I sort of think your
> wrist must be larger than one of those spice bottles.  The
> watch I was talking about with the second hand having to
> stop a second from the number 7, is the atomic watch from
> blind mice mart.  I wouldn't get that one, as it requires
> sighted help for setup.  Blind mice mart also sells that 4
> alarm deluxe watch that future aids carries, but the
> shipping makes it more costly than Future aids.  Oh, one
> other thing about this atomic watch...  It gives you talking
> instructions for how to set the time and date and
> everything.  Pretty nice if you need to manually adjust it
> because it couldn't see the radio signal.  I worried about
> it not seeing the signal, and did the putting it in the west
> facing window at night for a while.  Then I forgot, and
> found it set itself even if I was wearing it at night.  It
> will keep time to the second for a week or so anyway.  Three
> pushes on the talk button will tell you if your watch is
> synced to the radio signal.  You can also turn the watch off
> at anytime you want to stop it by pulling out the time set
> stem for the conventional watch hands, it saves the battery.
> Mike
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Keith S <mailto:ks.steinbach03@...>
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
> Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 7:13 PM
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches
>
> I have rather narrow wrists for a man.  Do you think
> I would have to get the band adjusted or replaced?  No
> jewelry stores or walmart would adjust the band on my deluxe
> watch and my cousin had to do it and one of the links broke
> last week.
>
> Thanks
>
> Keith
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Mike Thomas
> <mailto:wheeltime@...>
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
> Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 5:45 PM
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist
> watches
>
> Hi Terry,  I use to use the 4-alarm deluxe
> watch from The Braille Superstore too.  Then they were out
> of stock on the things for about 6 months.  I took the
> plunge and ordered the atomic talking watch they sell as its
> the few that have a stainless steel band, although its
> stretch instead of bracelet style.  I love the damn thing.
> How great it is to never have to set it.  It has a male
> voice with a slight British accent, but is easily
> understood.  I've looked at others, and one you have to stop
> the second hand within a second of 7 or something like that.
> This one, you just set either the hands like a conventional
> watch, or adjust the digital settings.  The watch will move
> the hands to the digital time.  Then during the next night
> everything is set to the U S government standard.  Read the
> instructions on Future Aids.com (Braille Superstore) and see
> what you think.  I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
> The price is $34.95 as I recall, and free shipping.
> Mike
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Keith S
> <mailto:ks.steinbach03@...>
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
> Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 5:29 PM
> Subject: [TechTalk] talking wrist
> watches
>
> Hi,
>
> Looking to purchase another talking
> watch...the last one I got was from the braille superstore
> or something like that, worked great, but took me 8 months
> to find a store to alter the size of the band and now one of
> the band pins has come out and cannot find a replacement.
>
> Can't beat the low prices of the
> store, but I guess you get what you pay for (the bands are
> very delicate).
>
> Looking to purchse a talking watch
> for under $35.00 with either a braclet style band or a
> leather wrist band.
>
> any ideas on where I can get
> something like this?
>
> Thanks
>
> keith
>
>
>
>
>
>




Re: Location Inquiry For Atomic Watches: Was: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

Gene
 

Since it is a shortwave signal, I wouldn't assume that facing towards the source would improve signal strength.  Try different directions.  Also, if you have good AM reception in your building, using windows is unnecessary and you can tweak the direction mor without using one and its also more convenient not to use a window.  In some buildings, where reception isn't impeded by the construction of the building and interference isn't high from appliances or other causes in the building, the window shouldn't make a difference or it shouldn't be important.  But you can try different windows if you don't have good results elsewhere.
 
I don't have the clock and I don't know specifically what the manual says.  I wouldn't be surprised if people on the east coast would have just as good results if they tried various directions.  I used to have a short wave and I learned a little about propagation.  I see no reason why the east coast would receive a weaker signal.  In addition, the signal is largely meant to be used by ships at sea and the east coast would be expected to be within the target areas.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:58 AM
Subject: Re: Location Inquiry For Atomic Watches: Was: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

I'm located in the Tampa Bay, Florida area.  Let me clarify, its not a 4 alarm watch that is the atomic watch.  The atomic watch is a single alarm watch.  Can you try putting the watch in a window that faces toward Colorado to see if signal quality improves?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:00 AM
Subject: Location Inquiry For Atomic Watches: Was: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

Hi Group,


For those who like this 4 alarm atomic talking wrist watch and who are having success with it's updating automatically, I would like to know just where you are living.  The reason I ask is because I have had a lot of difficulty getting 3 of my devices to update living here in the Buffalo, New York area.  Only one device updates consistently.  I read somewhere that people along the east coast of the US have such issues. 


Thanks for any response.



On 4/17/2017 8:15 PM, Mike Thomas wrote:
Here's what I found is almost the size of the band.  Are you familiar with those spice container bottles which you get at discount stores?  They're about 4 inches tall and many have tops that either turn or flip open.  I found the band stretches just slightly when placing one of those inside of it.  As for the band, I broke one by turning the watch inside out in the band.  I couldn't find a band to fit it at the discount stores.  It seems to be special, so I don't know if its resizeable or not, but I sort of think your wrist must be larger than one of those spice bottles.  The watch I was talking about with the second hand having to stop a second from the number 7, is the atomic watch from blind mice mart.  I wouldn't get that one, as it requires sighted help for setup.  Blind mice mart also sells that 4 alarm deluxe watch that future aids carries, but the shipping makes it more costly than Future aids.  Oh, one other thing about this atomic watch...  It gives you talking instructions for how to set the time and date and everything.  Pretty nice if you need to manually adjust it because it couldn't see the radio signal.  I worried about it not seeing the signal, and did the putting it in the west facing window at night for a while.  Then I forgot, and found it set itself even if I was wearing it at night.  It will keep time to the second for a week or so anyway.  Three pushes on the talk button will tell you if your watch is synced to the radio signal.  You can also turn the watch off at anytime you want to stop it by pulling out the time set stem for the conventional watch hands, it saves the battery.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 7:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

I have rather narrow wrists for a man.  Do you think I would have to get the band adjusted or replaced?  No jewelry stores or walmart would adjust the band on my deluxe watch and my cousin had to do it and one of the links broke last week.
 
Thanks
 
Keith
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 5:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

Hi Terry,  I use to use the 4-alarm deluxe watch from The Braille Superstore too.  Then they were out of stock on the things for about 6 months.  I took the plunge and ordered the atomic talking watch they sell as its the few that have a stainless steel band, although its stretch instead of bracelet style.  I love the damn thing.  How great it is to never have to set it.  It has a male voice with a slight British accent, but is easily understood.  I've looked at others, and one you have to stop the second hand within a second of 7 or something like that.  This one, you just set either the hands like a conventional watch, or adjust the digital settings.  The watch will move the hands to the digital time.  Then during the next night everything is set to the U S government standard.  Read the instructions on Future Aids.com (Braille Superstore) and see what you think.  I couldn't be happier with my purchase.  The price is $34.95 as I recall, and free shipping.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 5:29 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

Hi,
 
Looking to purchase another talking watch...the last one I got was from the braille superstore or something like that, worked great, but took me 8 months to find a store to alter the size of the band and now one of the band pins has come out and cannot find a replacement.
 
Can't beat the low prices of the store, but I guess you get what you pay for (the bands are very delicate).
 
Looking to purchse a talking watch for under $35.00 with either a braclet style band or a leather wrist band.
 
any ideas on where I can get something like this?
 
Thanks
 
keith

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Re: Thunderbird 52 bug, **do not update before reading this**

Norman
 

Any thoughts on what the difference might be?

Do you by chance use threaded view? Someone mentioned the possibility that that works.

On 4/18/2017 9:24 AM, Chris G wrote:
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-------- Original Message --------
From: Norman
Sent: Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 9:17 AM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Thunderbird 52 bug, **do not update before reading this**

Hello.

I find this interesting. I updated to jaws 18 to see if that would fix
the issue. It does not, at least not for me.

I'm using tb 32 bit. What do you have?

For those that follow the blindtech list, it seems as though i'm not the
only one with the issue. I'd like to track it down.


Thanks.








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Hi,
I'm using Thunderbird 52 and JAWS 18 under windows 10 with no issue.
Are you using the 32 bit or 64 bit version of TB?



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-------- Original Message --------
From: Norman
Sent: Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 9:19 AM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Thunderbird 52 bug, **do not update before reading
this**


Good morning.

I had to refresh my pc yesterday for some unrelated reasons and when i
reinstalled thunderbird afterwards i ran into a serious issue. I was
able to set up the account like usual but when going to the message list
i was not able to read it.

up and down arrows gave no feedback.

None of the other systems i looked at had this issue so i installed
thunderbird 45.8.0 to see if it would work. Everything worked there so i
intentially upgraded a different computer to thunderbird 52. Please
note, that was the only change on that system and immediately after the
upgrade it broke the message list again.


I filed a bug on bugzilla here.
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1355457>


I was using the following system setup

operating system, windows 8.1

screen reader jaws 17


Note, NVDA is not affected by this as far as i can tell.


Can others please varify this and report back?


Thanks.









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Re: Location Inquiry For Atomic Watches: Was: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

Lynn White
 

Mine (from probably the same company) works just fine.  I live in the southwest and the several watches and clocks that I have had from this company, have performed as advertised.


On 4/18/2017 5:38 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:
 
A few years ago, I purchased a talking atomic clock from one of the blindness merchants.  It was shaped like an obelisk, and it was supposed to set the time automatically using the signal transmitted from somewhere in Colorado.  Well, after a week, the clock still had not set itself to the correct time, even though I had placed it on my window sill facing due south for optimal reception in my Manhattan apartment.  Boy, what a scam, I thought.  This thing doesn’t work as advertised.  Needless to say, I returned it for a refund of the $35 I had paid for it.  So maybe there is some truth to the idea that atomic clocks and watches will not always set themselves automatically if you live on the East Coast because for some reason they cannot receive the low-level signal transmitted from Colorado.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:00 AM
Subject: Location Inquiry For Atomic Watches: Was: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches
 

Hi Group,

 

For those who like this 4 alarm atomic talking wrist watch and who are having success with it's updating automatically, I would like to know just where you are living.  The reason I ask is because I have had a lot of difficulty getting 3 of my devices to update living here in the Buffalo, New York area.  Only one device updates consistently.  I read somewhere that people along the east coast of the US have such issues. 

 

Thanks for any response.

 


On 4/17/2017 8:15 PM, Mike Thomas wrote:
Here's what I found is almost the size of the band.  Are you familiar with those spice container bottles which you get at discount stores?  They're about 4 inches tall and many have tops that either turn or flip open.  I found the band stretches just slightly when placing one of those inside of it.  As for the band, I broke one by turning the watch inside out in the band.  I couldn't find a band to fit it at the discount stores.  It seems to be special, so I don't know if its resizeable or not, but I sort of think your wrist must be larger than one of those spice bottles.  The watch I was talking about with the second hand having to stop a second from the number 7, is the atomic watch from blind mice mart.  I wouldn't get that one, as it requires sighted help for setup.  Blind mice mart also sells that 4 alarm deluxe watch that future aids carries, but the shipping makes it more costly than Future aids.  Oh, one other thing about this atomic watch...  It gives you talking instructions for how to set the time and date and everything.  Pretty nice if you need to manually adjust it because it couldn't see the radio signal.  I worried about it not seeing the signal, and did the putting it in the west facing window at night for a while.  Then I forgot, and found it set itself even if I was wearing it at night.  It will keep time to the second for a week or so anyway.  Three pushes on the talk button will tell you if your watch is synced to the radio signal.  You can also turn the watch off at anytime you want to stop it by pulling out the time set stem for the conventional watch hands, it saves the battery.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 7:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches
 
I have rather narrow wrists for a man.  Do you think I would have to get the band adjusted or replaced?  No jewelry stores or walmart would adjust the band on my deluxe watch and my cousin had to do it and one of the links broke last week.
 
Thanks
 
Keith
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 5:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches
 
Hi Terry,  I use to use the 4-alarm deluxe watch from The Braille Superstore too.  Then they were out of stock on the things for about 6 months.  I took the plunge and ordered the atomic talking watch they sell as its the few that have a stainless steel band, although its stretch instead of bracelet style.  I love the damn thing.  How great it is to never have to set it.  It has a male voice with a slight British accent, but is easily understood.  I've looked at others, and one you have to stop the second hand within a second of 7 or something like that.  This one, you just set either the hands like a conventional watch, or adjust the digital settings.  The watch will move the hands to the digital time.  Then during the next night everything is set to the U S government standard.  Read the instructions on Future Aids.com (Braille Superstore) and see what you think.  I couldn't be happier with my purchase.  The price is $34.95 as I recall, and free shipping.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 5:29 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches
 
Hi,
 
Looking to purchase another talking watch...the last one I got was from the braille superstore or something like that, worked great, but took me 8 months to find a store to alter the size of the band and now one of the band pins has come out and cannot find a replacement.
 
Can't beat the low prices of the store, but I guess you get what you pay for (the bands are very delicate).
 
Looking to purchse a talking watch for under $35.00 with either a braclet style band or a leather wrist band.
 
any ideas on where I can get something like this?
 
Thanks
 
keith

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Re: Java & Jaws

Flor Lynch
 

Thanks, Mike.
It happens anyway that I can use Firefox and Google Chrome (which don’t need Java) on the particular site and they work very well on it.
 
After my experiences of about a year ago, I also decided to uninstall Java from my PC.  
 

From: Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:56 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Java & Jaws
Hi Flor,
 
I installed Java8 the other day just to try it out, but I uninstalled it after a few hours of use.  It caused websites that I visit frequently to load much slower, & there were a couple of other minor grievances that I don't recall, but all in all it was not worth the time I spent on it.  I used a Ninite installer the 1st time, & that installed both 32 & 64 bit versions, but didn't work worth a crap, so I uninstalled both versions.  I then went to Oricles website, & their recommended version for my 64 bit computer was the Java8 32 bersion, so I installed it, wasn't happy with it, & uninstalled it.  Now, wasn't that a long way around saying, don't bother!  LOL 
Take care.
Mike
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----- Original Message -----
From: Flor Lynch
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:57 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Java & Jaws
 
The Java download page says you should just install the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version of Java appropriate for your browser, (or words to that effect). When I tried java 7.x or the latest version at the time last year, I had no luck with making the application which required it accessible – this after enabling AccessBridge also.
 
I’ve heard one JAWS user report (and another JAWS user confirmed to me) that you need both 32- and 64-bit versions of Java for JAWS to work with it. Is this so, or not so? Or it it now irrelevant?
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 10:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Java & Jaws
It is not specifically recommended one way or the other, but it makes Java GUIs much more accessible.  So if you plan to use any Java applications which have a GUI, you should definitely enable it.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Java & Jaws
 
Hi Carlos,
 
Is it recommended to enable the access bridge?
Take care.
Mike
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----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Java & Jaws

Hi Mike,
 
The  Access Bridge is included by default in newer versions of JAVA, but it has to be enabled in Ease of Access Center under the
"Use the computer without a display"
section.
 
----- Original Message -----
>From: Mike B.
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Java & Jaws
 
Hi Carlos,
 
Sorry about that.  I chose the wrong website, & they listed several different Java programs, & I wasn't sure which 1 to choose.  Well, I finally got to the correct website, & installed Java 8 last updated in January of this year.  Now, should I install Java Bridge, or did it install with Java 8?  If I should install the Java Bridge, where do I get it?  Thanks mooy moocho.
Take care.
Mike
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----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Java & Jaws
 
Hi Mike,
 
I'm not quite sure what you mean.  You should always install the latest version.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 3:11 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Java & Jaws
 
Hi All,
 
What is the recommended version of Java I should install for Windows 7, IE, & Jaws?  Thanks much.
Take care.
Mike
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Re: Thunderbird 52 bug, **do not update before reading this**

Chris G <jedikent@...>
 

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-------- Original Message --------
From: Norman
Sent: Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 9:17 AM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Thunderbird 52 bug, **do not update before reading this**

Hello.

I find this interesting. I updated to jaws 18 to see if that would fix
the issue. It does not, at least not for me.

I'm using tb 32 bit. What do you have?

For those that follow the blindtech list, it seems as though i'm not the
only one with the issue. I'd like to track it down.


Thanks.








On 4/11/2017 9:51 AM, Chris G wrote:
Hi,
I'm using Thunderbird 52 and JAWS 18 under windows 10 with no issue.
Are you using the 32 bit or 64 bit version of TB?



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-------- Original Message --------
From: Norman
Sent: Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 9:19 AM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Thunderbird 52 bug, **do not update before reading
this**


Good morning.

I had to refresh my pc yesterday for some unrelated reasons and when i
reinstalled thunderbird afterwards i ran into a serious issue. I was
able to set up the account like usual but when going to the message list
i was not able to read it.

up and down arrows gave no feedback.

None of the other systems i looked at had this issue so i installed
thunderbird 45.8.0 to see if it would work. Everything worked there so i
intentially upgraded a different computer to thunderbird 52. Please
note, that was the only change on that system and immediately after the
upgrade it broke the message list again.


I filed a bug on bugzilla here.
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1355457>


I was using the following system setup

operating system, windows 8.1

screen reader jaws 17


Note, NVDA is not affected by this as far as i can tell.


Can others please varify this and report back?


Thanks.









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a dropbox question

Bill Koppelmann <billmeister@...>
 

Hi Everyone,
I have a paid dropbox, and I want to share it with someone, but the way I tried with using the applications key, and going down to share apparently didn't work for me. I tried her email address and her full name and apparently she still didn't get an invitation from me. What am I doing wrong here?
Thanks,
Bill


Re: Thunderbird 52 bug, **do not update before reading this**

Norman
 

Hello.

I find this interesting. I updated to jaws 18 to see if that would fix the issue. It does not, at least not for me.

I'm using tb 32 bit. What do you have?

For those that follow the blindtech list, it seems as though i'm not the only one with the issue. I'd like to track it down.


Thanks.

On 4/11/2017 9:51 AM, Chris G wrote:
Hi,
I'm using Thunderbird 52 and JAWS 18 under windows 10 with no issue.
Are you using the 32 bit or 64 bit version of TB?



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-------- Original Message --------
From: Norman
Sent: Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 9:19 AM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Thunderbird 52 bug, **do not update before reading this**


Good morning.

I had to refresh my pc yesterday for some unrelated reasons and when i
reinstalled thunderbird afterwards i ran into a serious issue. I was
able to set up the account like usual but when going to the message list
i was not able to read it.

up and down arrows gave no feedback.

None of the other systems i looked at had this issue so i installed
thunderbird 45.8.0 to see if it would work. Everything worked there so i
intentially upgraded a different computer to thunderbird 52. Please
note, that was the only change on that system and immediately after the
upgrade it broke the message list again.


I filed a bug on bugzilla here.
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1355457>


I was using the following system setup

operating system, windows 8.1

screen reader jaws 17


Note, NVDA is not affected by this as far as i can tell.


Can others please varify this and report back?


Thanks.









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Re: Java & Jaws

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi Flor,
 
I installed Java8 the other day just to try it out, but I uninstalled it after a few hours of use.  It caused websites that I visit frequently to load much slower, & there were a couple of other minor grievances that I don't recall, but all in all it was not worth the time I spent on it.  I used a Ninite installer the 1st time, & that installed both 32 & 64 bit versions, but didn't work worth a crap, so I uninstalled both versions.  I then went to Oricles website, & their recommended version for my 64 bit computer was the Java8 32 bersion, so I installed it, wasn't happy with it, & uninstalled it.  Now, wasn't that a long way around saying, don't bother!  LOL 
Take care.
Mike
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----- Original Message -----
From: Flor Lynch
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:57 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Java & Jaws

The Java download page says you should just install the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version of Java appropriate for your browser, (or words to that effect). When I tried java 7.x or the latest version at the time last year, I had no luck with making the application which required it accessible – this after enabling AccessBridge also.
 
I’ve heard one JAWS user report (and another JAWS user confirmed to me) that you need both 32- and 64-bit versions of Java for JAWS to work with it. Is this so, or not so? Or it it now irrelevant?
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 10:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Java & Jaws
It is not specifically recommended one way or the other, but it makes Java GUIs much more accessible.  So if you plan to use any Java applications which have a GUI, you should definitely enable it.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Java & Jaws
 
Hi Carlos,
 
Is it recommended to enable the access bridge?
Take care.
Mike
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----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Java & Jaws

Hi Mike,
 
The  Access Bridge is included by default in newer versions of JAVA, but it has to be enabled in Ease of Access Center under the
"Use the computer without a display"
section.
 
----- Original Message -----
>From: Mike B.
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Java & Jaws
 
Hi Carlos,
 
Sorry about that.  I chose the wrong website, & they listed several different Java programs, & I wasn't sure which 1 to choose.  Well, I finally got to the correct website, & installed Java 8 last updated in January of this year.  Now, should I install Java Bridge, or did it install with Java 8?  If I should install the Java Bridge, where do I get it?  Thanks mooy moocho.
Take care.
Mike
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----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Java & Jaws
 
Hi Mike,
 
I'm not quite sure what you mean.  You should always install the latest version.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 3:11 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Java & Jaws
 
Hi All,
 
What is the recommended version of Java I should install for Windows 7, IE, & Jaws?  Thanks much.
Take care.
Mike
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KVM With Audio Switches

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,
 
I am looking for manufacturers other than IOGear that make a 2 port KVM switch with audio that is USB powered.  I don't have anything against IOGear, but just looking to see what else is out there.  All recommendations will be appreciated.  Thanks much.
Take care.
Mike
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Re: talking wrist watches

Chris G <jedikent@...>
 

You can also get an attomic solar powered talking watch. It looks professional, won't run out of battery and doesn't announce to the next county the time. It isn't a $9 watch though.

http://www.mysticaccesspodcast.com/2016/10/02/demonstrating-the-solar-powered-atomic-talking-watch



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-------- Original Message --------
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 8:09 AM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] talking wrist watches

Hi all,

I'd go to LS&S or ILA. If you don't like the Braille Super Store, I
believe that if you can find a Radio Shack, they sell talking watches.

Me, I pay more, but I get Braille watches; so much more professional and
elegant. You don't have everyone turning their head to look at you when
you check the time. You can wear something that looks like a real watch
and isn't a mickey mouse gadget. I tried talking watches for years, and
they either ran out of battery life in six months, the plastic band
broke, or the buttons fell off. Yes, you get what you pay for. A $9.95
item is just that. If you're a professional, get yourself a braille
watch. Lest you think that you have to read Braille in order to use a
Braille watch, you don't. A Braille watch is one that has dots at the
hours, just dots. They aren't Braille letters. You lift the crystal to
feel the time. If you really want to spend money you can get one of
those vibrating watches. I've never had one, so I can't talk about them.


Ann P.


Re: talking wrist watches

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

I'd go to LS&S or ILA. If you don't like the Braille Super Store, I believe that if you can find a Radio Shack, they sell talking watches.

Me, I pay more, but I get Braille watches; so much more professional and elegant. You don't have everyone turning their head to look at you when you check the time. You can wear something that looks like a real watch and isn't a mickey mouse gadget. I tried talking watches for years, and they either ran out of battery life in six months, the plastic band broke, or the buttons fell off. Yes, you get what you pay for. A $9.95 item is just that. If you're a professional, get yourself a braille watch. Lest you think that you have to read Braille in order to use a Braille watch, you don't. A Braille watch is one that has dots at the hours, just dots. They aren't Braille letters. You lift the crystal to feel the time. If you really want to spend money you can get one of those vibrating watches. I've never had one, so I can't talk about them.


Ann P.

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