Date   

Re: Braille Weather Underground Page Back To Normal: For Now

Dennis L <dennisl1982@...>
 

It is fixed I was in contact with there support.

Sent from my Android phone using Aqua Mail

On April 27, 2017 12:52:19 PM "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@...> wrote:

Hi Group,

As for this writing, the Braille Weather Underground page is back to
normal with the forecast reflecting the proper date at the top of the
page and a ten day forecast followed by current conditions.

Just how long this will last is anybody's guess, but it's good to go for
today.

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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!"


Braille Weather Underground Page Back To Normal: For Now

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

As for this writing, the Braille Weather Underground page is back to normal with the forecast reflecting the proper date at the top of the page and a ten day forecast followed by current conditions.

Just how long this will last is anybody's guess, but it's good to go for today.

--
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!"


Re: print braille with regular lazer printer

Josh Kennedy
 

I wonder how the braille will feel on the blitab? will it be nice firm signage quality braille like on the orbit reader 20 perhaps?

On 4/27/2017 10:32 AM, Victor wrote:
Yes, I think the inexpensive Braigo brailler sounds more promising
than this. Better yet, I think the inexpensive Braille tablets may
show the most promise for those who want to use Braille a lot.

Victor

On 4/27/17, Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@gmail.com> wrote:
yes that is what I figured also. Even if you did make braille in that
way it would not be very durable and readable for long, more like
throw-away-braille or like writing with a slate using thin copy paper. I
really hope the inexpensive braigo braille printer comes out soon.



On 4/27/2017 9:21 AM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
I have seen braille like that. My electric company used to get their
bills done that way. They were on regular computer paper, with dots
made of ink that would fall off. I was glad when they started really
getting them done on a braille printer. Pam.

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Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:50 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] print braille with regular lazer printer

9) We would love reports on this: "The New Touchable Ink from Samsung
Allows Any Laser Printer to Print Braille:"
http://bit.ly/2po0fte







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Re: Synchronizing Himms Note-takers

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

hi,
plug in both to the computer, and copy the folder from one to another? sort of like 2 hard drives?

Sent from ThunderBird

On 27/04/17 6:58 AM, James Bentley wrote:
Hi all,

Does anyone know if it is possible to synchronize a Himms Voice Sense
with the Himms Braille Sense? Maybe via wifi or BlueTooth? I am
primarily interested in just doing 1 folder.

James B




amazon question

Vicki W
 

It has been a few weeks since I have been on Amazon, and when I went on the website a few days ago, it was completely different.
 
When doing the search, there was always a combo box to select the department and then the edit field. Now there is a department link which takes me to a page with multiple links and buttons to different departments and edit fields and a whole lot of frustration and wasted time.
 
Is there a way to get back to the regular page with the combo box or does it even exist?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Re: Android Accessibility Good Bad, or In between?

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

I agree, it is definitely on par with apple and yes I have had 2 different iPhones as well as 2 Androids.  Just my 2-sense worth<SMILE!>.  Have A Good 1! de

<KF8LT><Jim>. 


On 27-Apr-17 05:40, Rajmund wrote:
hi,
better than narrator. I'd say it's identical to voiceover these days.

Sent from Thunderbird

On 26/04/17 3:33 AM, Dave wrote:

This is subjective, so everyone using Talk Back may have their own
thoughts.  But, how accessible are the various features and Apps in an
Android system?

Windows and Apple, both have Screen Readers, but depending upon where
you go in the operating system, or the Program, there are degrees of
accessibility.

MS Windows has Narrator, but when I use it, I find it to be limited in
what I have the ability to read.

Can any here comment upon the level of accessibility when using Talk
Back?

As good as Narrator, Better than Narrator?  Good as JAWS, not as Good
etc.

I am looking to use this tablet to take notes and to send Emails.

I am assuming there is some sort of Word Processor a User can use.  So,
does Talk Back red the Spell Checker and other features?

I am looking at a 10.5 Android Tablet, which sells for about $100.    I
have already purchased a good Keyboard that has a slot for the Tablet to
be inserted.

I looked at some Tablet Carrying cases, and was stunned to see the
carrying cases cost almost as much as the Tablet.

I may stop by the local Second Hand store and see if they may have a
slim and sleek Brief Case, which ought to work well for a travel case
for the tablet and keyboard.

I take classes and am hoping to write notes and do some research on the
Internet.

Email are a probability as well, but this too would depend upon  how
well I can use the Editing tools inside the Email program.

This of course depends upon just how much Talk Back with read, and how
much I have control over what and when talk back speaks.

Comments are Welcome


Grumpy Dave

Dave <dlh007@...>






Re: New RCA Galileo, my thoughts

Laz
 

That may be the problem he's running into although if it works fine
with TalkBack turned off if should also work fine with it turned on.
(shrugs)

Laz

On 4/27/17, Carlos <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
It's always possible to have plain bad luck, especially with less expensive
hardware. It could just be that particular unit.
----- Original Message -----
From: Josh Kennedy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:57 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New RCA Galileo, my thoughts


unless the touch screen is made a bit different than mine? I don't know.
But I can tell you that I can double tap just fine on my RCA tablet. Using
audex helps because I get a sound and stuff when I double tap and do
gestures and stuff. the audex accessibility redefined app, that is what i
use.




On 4/26/2017 11:24 PM, Jeremy wrote:

So, I had an opportunity to test a double tap without tb running and go
figure, it worked perfectly, every single time. I made sure to test
different speeds of tapping, different amounts of force and the double tap
was flawless. I then had my wife remove the updates to tb that had been
added when I updated it and then we went back through the tutorial again.
Even inside the tutorial, in the part where it has you demonstrate a double
tap, it wasn't working as consistently as it had before we started it back
up, but we were able to complete the tutorial. Once we'd gotten back on the
home screen, we noticed some major inconsistencies again with getting them
to register. She was able to get it working pretty well using one finger and
then not at all with another one. I had issues no matter what finger I
tried, but I noticed that I could tap it with the fat part right below my
knuckle and get it about every 5 or 6 times. I even re-updated tb, thinking
that perhaps some part of some mechanism that tb uses to intercept the
gestures was wigging out, but it still hasn't changed. We are still able to
completely turn it off and have them work correctly, so at this point, I'm
completely boggled.

The last thing I thought of, which I've yet to try is doing a complete
factory reset of the device. This seems really stupid to me, as I just
received it this morning, but I honestly don't have any ideas beyond that or
any ideas of where else to go with it. As much as I'd really love to get
back into android, hopefully figure out if a higher end phone is going to
work for me, I'm thinking that perhaps this wasn't the best way to go about
it. rofllmao
Take care. :)


On 4/26/2017 6:36 PM, jeremy wrote:

Unfortunately, as much as I'd like it to, I highly doubt that
practicing a double tap beyond what I've already tried is going to
automagically cause it to start registering them differently. My apologies
if I didn't mention it before, but I'm not exactly new to using a
touchscreen. I've been using different touchscreen devices every since I
purchased the IPhone4, had an S3 with both ICS and then rooted to use
jellybean with cm10 for a short time, back to the IPhone5, IPads and now to
the IPhone6 plus which I've had since it's release.

My issue really wasn't from a lack of knowledge of the gestures used
for android, as they are for the most part equivalent to those used in IOS,
it was more so my confusion why most gestures were working decent enough to
use and that one was not. Now that I've played with it even more, had an
opportunity to tap it lightly, hard, tap it slow and fast and yet see no
difference, I really don't have any clues.

This isn't the first time I've herd of this type of thing on an
android device, but it's the first time I've actually seen it with one I've
played with. As you say, if you have detached the keyboard and you're
finding that the double tap gesture is registering as it should, then
perhaps it's something out of my control to fix or re-configure, such as
some weirdness in the display.

I've also tried to visit the preferences area of tb and enable the one
tap activation gesture, to see if it'd work as a workaround, but it still
doesn't perform a click on an element with raising your finger and tapping
once as it should. It does seem to make the double tap work a little better,
but it's still not consistent.

As I said before, I think I need to figure out a way to test the
difference between it registering a single tap and a double tap and do it
without tb running. It'd be my thinking that that'd be the best way to
determine if it's something specific to the accessibility framework, so tb
or EBT or something outside of it like the hardware.

Lastly, I also noticed an option in the settings for tb that indicated
that you could change the sensitivity for it registering taps. I may be
slightly off it the exact wording, but either way, I also tried to adjust
that to see if it'd change and it didn't.
Take care.


On 4/26/2017 4:48 PM, Josh Kennedy wrote:

I detached my tablet and was using it for a bit tonight, and had no
issues with the double taps and stuff. just practice with it, you'll get the
hang of it.


Sent with AquaMail for Android
http://www.aqua-mail.com

On April 26, 2017 17:45:15 "Gene" <gsasner@ripco.com> wrote:

I don't use such devices but I would suggest experimenting with
the time between taps. Changing the interval may affect performance. You
indicated that keeping a finger on the icon improves performance. This may
be, in effect, interfering with how the device gauges the time between taps
and may be improving performance for that reason.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Josh Kennedy
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New RCA Galileo, my thoughts


two useful commands are control alt r for recent screens, and
control alt n
for notification screen. to review the screen press alt plus up
down left
or right arrow keys. to activate an item hit alt enter. to long
press, hit
alt shift enter.


Sent with AquaMail for Android
http://www.aqua-mail.com


On April 26, 2017 5:19:30 PM "Carolyn Arnold"
<4carolyna@windstream.net> wrote:

> Thank you for that information. Could you send me any tablet
specific key
> commands to:
>
> 4carolyna@windstream.net
>
> Thanks.
>
> Bye for now,
>
> Carolyn
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io]
On Behalf Of
> Josh Kennedy
> Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:13 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New RCA Galileo, my thoughts
>
> if you use the keyboard, the escape key is back, and home is f1
and
> settings is f3.
>
>
> On 4/26/2017 4:09 PM, Jeremy wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> First let me just say that I do not intend what so ever to
start any
>> arguments as to what platforms might be better, but my
experiences so
>> far with this new tablet haven't been good at all. It was my
hopes
>> that perhaps updating tb might fix some of the issues I'm
seeing so
>> far, but it hasn't done much for being able to navigate around
this
>> thing.
>>
>> Beyond that, I'm hoping that perhaps something is faulty in
the
>> hardware, but either way, here is what I'm having issues with,
so
>> perhaps someone with more experience can help.
>>
>> As soon as I got the tablet this morning, I followed the
instructions
>> here for starting tb. I'm familiar with using this two-finger
gesture,
>> as I'd used it before on other devices, but I unfortunately
wasn't
>> able to get it to work right away. I ended up locking and
unlocking
>> the screen, as was mentioned here previously, using one finger
to
>> flick up and then using the two-finger gesture again. After a
little
>> bit tb came up talking and took me to the tutorial thing as I'd
expected.
>>
>> It was here that I started having a lot of problems. First, the
double
>> tap gesture seems to be very difficult to register. From what I
can
>> tell so far, the other gestures such as flicking aren't as bad,
but no
>> matter how slow or fast I try to double tap, it always seems
to
>> register it as me just touching the item once. I noticed that
it's a
>> little more reliable if I keep one finger on the item I want
to
>> activate and then use another finger to double tap, but this
isn't
>> always consistent either.
>>
>> Another real gripe was actually making it through the setup
process.
>> One area specifically that I got stuck in was the one where you
can
>> select your wireless AP you wish to connect to. I'm not quite
certain
>> if it was the flick gesture screwing up, an issue with that
part of
>> the interface, or whatever, but I ended up in an area where the
name
>> of an AP here close to me was being repeated over and over and
over.
>> As soon as I'd use the arrow keys on the keyboard or a flick
right
>> gesture to try to jump to the name of my AP, I would get the
sound
>> from tb that something else had been refocused and it would
jump back
>> to somewhere else on the screen. Once I'd made it to the name
of my
>> AP, I tried to quickly use the double tap to activate it, but
once
>> again, it failed. I ended up having to use a mixture of the
arrow
>> keys, enter key, touching the screen to find stuff that I
couldn't
>> focus on with the keyboard and the flick gestures to make it
through.
>>
>> Once I'd made it through setting up the tablet, I was able to
go into
>> the apps icon on the bottom and locate the play store icon.
Through
>> using explore by touch, flicking and the keyboard, I was able
to
>> locate the search button and do a search for talkback. I'd also
been
>> somewhat familiar with this process from older devices, so I
already
>> knew what to expect as to installing/updating it. Once I'd
updated it,
>> I noticed that the navigation sounds had changed, but I'm still
having
>> major issues with actually moving around through the UI. This
is where
>> I'm hoping that maybe something is jacked up with the screen,
as to
>> why it's hard to register a double tap, but if not, I'm not
quite sure
>> I'd call this usable at all. I'll also note that in the little
I've
>> been able to play with higher end devices, such as the s7, I
didn't
>> seem to have issues with gestures like this.
>>
>> For anyone else who might be thinking of purchasing this,
please keep
>> in mind that it doesn't seem to have dedicated hardware buttons
for
>> back and home. For those familiar with some of the phones that
>> actually have a home button you can feel, this makes it quite
easy to
>> re orientate yourself back to the home screen if you're stuck
or
>> whatever. While the tablet does have buttons going along the
very
>> bottom of the screen, back, overview, home, volume down and
volume up,
>> it appears to be necessary to use the double tap gesture to
activate
>> these, so that means it's stupidly hard to get them to work.
>>
>> I then decided to locate the settings app and see if there were
any
>> preferences I might could change to help, which leads me to my
final
>> problem. I checked through everything I could find,
accessibility,
>> checked the TTS, looked at the TTS's speech rate, whent back a
bit and
>> turned down the brightness on the screen, pressed back on the
keyboard
>> to go back into the main settings again and poof, I completely
lost
>> speech. It didn't appear that tb had crashed, as I still had
the
>> navigation sounds that tb used when I used flick or the
keyboard to
>> move, but the speech from the default google TTS that comes
loaded was
>> completely gone. I tried to lock and unlock the screen which
didn't
>> work, so I ended up holding down the power button for like 30
seconds
>> and everything was shut down. Luckily for me, when the device
came
>> back up, I had speech again. I've thought about purchasing
another
>> TTS, as one reason I tried it was for being able to use
eloquence, but
>> I'm honestly a little worried with what I see so far from what
I
>> assume is crappy hardware.
>>
>> I'd really hoped that the 80 bucks I put into purchasing this
little
>> beasty would be enough to give me an idea if a higher end
device such
>> as a phone would be something I'd like changing to, but so far
as I
>> can tell, I'm not pleased at all.
>> It was here that I was hoping that perhaps it's just me,
something
>> screwy with the hardware that could be fixed, or that perhaps
someone
>> else had ideas on stuff I could try.
>> Hope everyone is well.
>> Take care.
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>












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Re: New RCA Galileo, my thoughts

Laz
 

The Android devices work differently when TalkBack is turned on or
off. When TalkBack is off it only takes a single tap to activate items
on the screen.

Try using just your fingertips when doing your double taps and yes it
takes a much lighter touch than iOS.

Laz

On 4/26/17, Jeremy <icu8it2@gmail.com> wrote:
So, I had an opportunity to test a double tap without tb running and go
figure, it worked perfectly, every single time. I made sure to test
different speeds of tapping, different amounts of force and the double
tap was flawless. I then had my wife remove the updates to tb that had
been added when I updated it and then we went back through the tutorial
again. Even inside the tutorial, in the part where it has you
demonstrate a double tap, it wasn't working as consistently as it had
before we started it back up, but we were able to complete the tutorial.
Once we'd gotten back on the home screen, we noticed some major
inconsistencies again with getting them to register. She was able to get
it working pretty well using one finger and then not at all with another
one. I had issues no matter what finger I tried, but I noticed that I
could tap it with the fat part right below my knuckle and get it about
every 5 or 6 times. I even re-updated tb, thinking that perhaps some
part of some mechanism that tb uses to intercept the gestures was
wigging out, but it still hasn't changed. We are still able to
completely turn it off and have them work correctly, so at this point,
I'm completely boggled.

The last thing I thought of, which I've yet to try is doing a complete
factory reset of the device. This seems really stupid to me, as I just
received it this morning, but I honestly don't have any ideas beyond
that or any ideas of where else to go with it. As much as I'd really
love to get back into android, hopefully figure out if a higher end
phone is going to work for me, I'm thinking that perhaps this wasn't the
best way to go about it. rofllmao
Take care. :)

On 4/26/2017 6:36 PM, jeremy wrote:
Unfortunately, as much as I'd like it to, I highly doubt that
practicing a double tap beyond what I've already tried is going to
automagically cause it to start registering them differently. My
apologies if I didn't mention it before, but I'm not exactly new to
using a touchscreen. I've been using different touchscreen devices
every since I purchased the IPhone4, had an S3 with both ICS and then
rooted to use jellybean with cm10 for a short time, back to the
IPhone5, IPads and now to the IPhone6 plus which I've had since it's
release.

My issue really wasn't from a lack of knowledge of the gestures used
for android, as they are for the most part equivalent to those used in
IOS, it was more so my confusion why most gestures were working decent
enough to use and that one was not. Now that I've played with it even
more, had an opportunity to tap it lightly, hard, tap it slow and fast
and yet see no difference, I really don't have any clues.

This isn't the first time I've herd of this type of thing on an
android device, but it's the first time I've actually seen it with one
I've played with. As you say, if you have detached the keyboard and
you're finding that the double tap gesture is registering as it
should, then perhaps it's something out of my control to fix or
re-configure, such as some weirdness in the display.

I've also tried to visit the preferences area of tb and enable the one
tap activation gesture, to see if it'd work as a workaround, but it
still doesn't perform a click on an element with raising your finger
and tapping once as it should. It does seem to make the double tap
work a little better, but it's still not consistent.

As I said before, I think I need to figure out a way to test the
difference between it registering a single tap and a double tap and do
it without tb running. It'd be my thinking that that'd be the best way
to determine if it's something specific to the accessibility
framework, so tb or EBT or something outside of it like the hardware.

Lastly, I also noticed an option in the settings for tb that indicated
that you could change the sensitivity for it registering taps. I may
be slightly off it the exact wording, but either way, I also tried to
adjust that to see if it'd change and it didn't.
Take care.

On 4/26/2017 4:48 PM, Josh Kennedy wrote:

I detached my tablet and was using it for a bit tonight, and had no
issues with the double taps and stuff. just practice with it, you'll
get the hang of it.

Sent with AquaMail for Android
http://www.aqua-mail.com

On April 26, 2017 17:45:15 "Gene" <gsasner@ripco.com> wrote:

I don't use such devices but I would suggest experimenting with the
time between taps. Changing the interval may affect performance.
You indicated that keeping a finger on the icon improves
performance. This may be, in effect, interfering with how the
device gauges the time between taps and may be improving performance
for that reason.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Josh Kennedy <mailto:joshknnd1982@gmail.com>
*Sent:* Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:25 PM
*To:* main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] New RCA Galileo, my thoughts

two useful commands are control alt r for recent screens, and
control alt n
for notification screen. to review the screen press alt plus up down
left
or right arrow keys. to activate an item hit alt enter. to long
press, hit
alt shift enter.


Sent with AquaMail for Android
http://www.aqua-mail.com


On April 26, 2017 5:19:30 PM "Carolyn Arnold"
<4carolyna@windstream.net <mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net>> wrote:

Thank you for that information. Could you send me any tablet
specific key
commands to:

4carolyna@windstream.net <mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net>

Thanks.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Josh Kennedy
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New RCA Galileo, my thoughts

if you use the keyboard, the escape key is back, and home is f1 and
settings is f3.


On 4/26/2017 4:09 PM, Jeremy wrote:
Hey all,
First let me just say that I do not intend what so ever to start any
arguments as to what platforms might be better, but my experiences
so
far with this new tablet haven't been good at all. It was my hopes
that perhaps updating tb might fix some of the issues I'm seeing so
far, but it hasn't done much for being able to navigate around this
thing.

Beyond that, I'm hoping that perhaps something is faulty in the
hardware, but either way, here is what I'm having issues with, so
perhaps someone with more experience can help.

As soon as I got the tablet this morning, I followed the
instructions
here for starting tb. I'm familiar with using this two-finger
gesture,
as I'd used it before on other devices, but I unfortunately wasn't
able to get it to work right away. I ended up locking and unlocking
the screen, as was mentioned here previously, using one finger to
flick up and then using the two-finger gesture again. After a little
bit tb came up talking and took me to the tutorial thing as I'd
expected.

It was here that I started having a lot of problems. First, the
double
tap gesture seems to be very difficult to register. From what I can
tell so far, the other gestures such as flicking aren't as bad,
but no
matter how slow or fast I try to double tap, it always seems to
register it as me just touching the item once. I noticed that it's a
little more reliable if I keep one finger on the item I want to
activate and then use another finger to double tap, but this isn't
always consistent either.

Another real gripe was actually making it through the setup process.
One area specifically that I got stuck in was the one where you can
select your wireless AP you wish to connect to. I'm not quite
certain
if it was the flick gesture screwing up, an issue with that part of
the interface, or whatever, but I ended up in an area where the name
of an AP here close to me was being repeated over and over and over.
As soon as I'd use the arrow keys on the keyboard or a flick right
gesture to try to jump to the name of my AP, I would get the sound
from tb that something else had been refocused and it would jump
back
to somewhere else on the screen. Once I'd made it to the name of my
AP, I tried to quickly use the double tap to activate it, but once
again, it failed. I ended up having to use a mixture of the arrow
keys, enter key, touching the screen to find stuff that I couldn't
focus on with the keyboard and the flick gestures to make it
through.

Once I'd made it through setting up the tablet, I was able to go
into
the apps icon on the bottom and locate the play store icon. Through
using explore by touch, flicking and the keyboard, I was able to
locate the search button and do a search for talkback. I'd also been
somewhat familiar with this process from older devices, so I already
knew what to expect as to installing/updating it. Once I'd
updated it,
I noticed that the navigation sounds had changed, but I'm still
having
major issues with actually moving around through the UI. This is
where
I'm hoping that maybe something is jacked up with the screen, as to
why it's hard to register a double tap, but if not, I'm not quite
sure
I'd call this usable at all. I'll also note that in the little I've
been able to play with higher end devices, such as the s7, I didn't
seem to have issues with gestures like this.

For anyone else who might be thinking of purchasing this, please
keep
in mind that it doesn't seem to have dedicated hardware buttons for
back and home. For those familiar with some of the phones that
actually have a home button you can feel, this makes it quite easy
to
re orientate yourself back to the home screen if you're stuck or
whatever. While the tablet does have buttons going along the very
bottom of the screen, back, overview, home, volume down and
volume up,
it appears to be necessary to use the double tap gesture to activate
these, so that means it's stupidly hard to get them to work.

I then decided to locate the settings app and see if there were any
preferences I might could change to help, which leads me to my final
problem. I checked through everything I could find, accessibility,
checked the TTS, looked at the TTS's speech rate, whent back a
bit and
turned down the brightness on the screen, pressed back on the
keyboard
to go back into the main settings again and poof, I completely lost
speech. It didn't appear that tb had crashed, as I still had the
navigation sounds that tb used when I used flick or the keyboard to
move, but the speech from the default google TTS that comes
loaded was
completely gone. I tried to lock and unlock the screen which didn't
work, so I ended up holding down the power button for like 30
seconds
and everything was shut down. Luckily for me, when the device came
back up, I had speech again. I've thought about purchasing another
TTS, as one reason I tried it was for being able to use
eloquence, but
I'm honestly a little worried with what I see so far from what I
assume is crappy hardware.

I'd really hoped that the 80 bucks I put into purchasing this little
beasty would be enough to give me an idea if a higher end device
such
as a phone would be something I'd like changing to, but so far as I
can tell, I'm not pleased at all.
It was here that I was hoping that perhaps it's just me, something
screwy with the hardware that could be fixed, or that perhaps
someone
else had ideas on stuff I could try.
Hope everyone is well.
Take care.










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Re: CD ripper

Ann Parsons
 

Hi Carlos,

Many thanks. I just hate being two-timed! I don't mind paying once for something and then paying a reasonable amount for upgrading, but I paid $40.00 or $50 for express burn and express rip together. These look like good programs. Now to install and experiment.

Ann P.

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Re: print braille with regular lazer printer

Victor
 

Yes, I think the inexpensive Braigo brailler sounds more promising
than this. Better yet, I think the inexpensive Braille tablets may
show the most promise for those who want to use Braille a lot.

Victor

On 4/27/17, Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@gmail.com> wrote:
yes that is what I figured also. Even if you did make braille in that
way it would not be very durable and readable for long, more like
throw-away-braille or like writing with a slate using thin copy paper. I
really hope the inexpensive braigo braille printer comes out soon.



On 4/27/2017 9:21 AM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
I have seen braille like that. My electric company used to get their
bills done that way. They were on regular computer paper, with dots
made of ink that would fall off. I was glad when they started really
getting them done on a braille printer. Pam.

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Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:50 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] print braille with regular lazer printer

9) We would love reports on this: "The New Touchable Ink from Samsung
Allows Any Laser Printer to Print Braille:"
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Re: HDMI cable & no JAWS

Bharat
 

Oh wow,

That's a bunch of instructions! I would carry out them report back my
experience.

Thank you all for your prompt help...

Thank you,

bharat.

On 4/27/17, Aman Singer <aman.singer@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,

It sounds like the HDMI audio output is being set to default in Windows. I
quite realize that there is no audio output in a projector, but the computer
doesn't seem to know that. To resolve the issue, go to Jaws, then utilities,
then sound card. Select the card which has the speakers or headphones
attached. Make sure that is the checked sound card in the menu, then plug in
the HDMI cable. Jaws should continue speaking through the original sound
card. Finally, use the system tray icon to access "playback devices". In
most cases, this can be done by right-clicking the icon in the system tray,
then clicking playback. Select the sound card with the speakers/headphones
connected (it should have the same name as the one you selected in Jaws'
sound card menu). Press "set default". Your system sounds should now be back
on that original sound card. Just to clean up the loose ends if you wish,
go back to the jaws sound card menu and check "windows default" again, you
never know when it may be useful to have Jaws following Windows.
I hope that's of use.
Aman
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Bharat
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:21 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] HDMI cable & no JAWS

Hi Tom,

Thank you for responding to my concern with so much of promptitude.
The challenge is that they are using the HDMI cable to connect to a
projector. & so, as soon as they connect my wife's computer to the projector
to demo the things to the others via that HDMI cable, she looses sound. Is
there any way we can connect the projector via the HDMI cable & still have
the sound via her speakers?

Thank you,

bharat.

On 4/27/17, Thom Spittle <thom3of5@gmail.com> wrote:
The jaws sound should be going to the device at the other end of that
HDM I cable

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 27, 2017, at 5:43 AM, Bharat <bharat.b@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,

need your help here. My wife has a Lenovo t460 laptop. She is running
Windows 7 ultimate 64bit on this laptop. In a very strange
development, she doesn't seem to get any JAWS sound the moment she
plugs in the HDMI cable. Whereas, the sound comes back the moment the
cable is unplugged. She is using JAWS 17.

Please help.

Thaank you,

Bharat.











Re: CD ripper

Carlos
 

CDex
http://cdex.mu/
is free/open source and works very well for ripping, but it does not burn discs. For burning, I would recommend CDBurnerXP
http://www.cdburnerxp.se/
which is also free and accessible.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@sero.email>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 9:54 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] CD ripper


Morning all,

I'm disgusted with NCH Software. I tried to register the copy of Express Rip I have using the registration code I was given several years ago. The web site growled at me and told me I needed to renew the software and there was a discount. $40.00 they wanted $40.00. That's highway robbery. I've already paid for the blasted software. I'm not paying more money to renew it, especially $40.00.

Is there a good software package that will rip and burn CD's and won't cost me an arm and a leg? I want to have the ability to rip CD's as one track per disk and I also would like to be able to burn stuff from my computer onto a CD. These NCH people have good software, but I'm not going to keep pouring money into an open maw.

Naturally, it needs to be accessible. Is CDex any good? Do they charge a mint?

Ann P.

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Not all those who wander are lost."


CD ripper

Ann Parsons
 

Morning all,

I'm disgusted with NCH Software. I tried to register the copy of Express Rip I have using the registration code I was given several years ago. The web site growled at me and told me I needed to renew the software and there was a discount. $40.00 they wanted $40.00. That's highway robbery. I've already paid for the blasted software. I'm not paying more money to renew it, especially $40.00.

Is there a good software package that will rip and burn CD's and won't cost me an arm and a leg? I want to have the ability to rip CD's as one track per disk and I also would like to be able to burn stuff from my computer onto a CD. These NCH people have good software, but I'm not going to keep pouring money into an open maw.

Naturally, it needs to be accessible. Is CDex any good? Do they charge a mint?

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."


Re: print braille with regular lazer printer

Josh Kennedy
 

yes that is what I figured also. Even if you did make braille in that way it would not be very durable and readable for long, more like throw-away-braille or like writing with a slate using thin copy paper. I really hope the inexpensive braigo braille printer comes out soon.

On 4/27/2017 9:21 AM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
I have seen braille like that. My electric company used to get their bills done that way. They were on regular computer paper, with dots made of ink that would fall off. I was glad when they started really getting them done on a braille printer. Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Josh Kennedy
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:50 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] print braille with regular lazer printer

9) We would love reports on this: "The New Touchable Ink from Samsung
Allows Any Laser Printer to Print Braille:"
http://bit.ly/2po0fte







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Re: print braille with regular lazer printer

Pamela Dominguez
 

I have seen braille like that. My electric company used to get their bills done that way. They were on regular computer paper, with dots made of ink that would fall off. I was glad when they started really getting them done on a braille printer. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Josh Kennedy
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:50 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] print braille with regular lazer printer

9) We would love reports on this: "The New Touchable Ink from Samsung
Allows Any Laser Printer to Print Braille:"
http://bit.ly/2po0fte







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Re: HDMI cable & no JAWS

Aman Singer
 

Hi,

It sounds like the HDMI audio output is being set to default in Windows. I quite realize that there is no audio output in a projector, but the computer doesn't seem to know that. To resolve the issue, go to Jaws, then utilities, then sound card. Select the card which has the speakers or headphones attached. Make sure that is the checked sound card in the menu, then plug in the HDMI cable. Jaws should continue speaking through the original sound card. Finally, use the system tray icon to access "playback devices". In most cases, this can be done by right-clicking the icon in the system tray, then clicking playback. Select the sound card with the speakers/headphones connected (it should have the same name as the one you selected in Jaws' sound card menu). Press "set default". Your system sounds should now be back on that original sound card. Just to clean up the loose ends if you wish, go back to the jaws sound card menu and check "windows default" again, you never know when it may be useful to have Jaws following Windows.
I hope that's of use.
Aman
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bharat
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:21 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] HDMI cable & no JAWS

Hi Tom,

Thank you for responding to my concern with so much of promptitude.
The challenge is that they are using the HDMI cable to connect to a projector. & so, as soon as they connect my wife's computer to the projector to demo the things to the others via that HDMI cable, she looses sound. Is there any way we can connect the projector via the HDMI cable & still have the sound via her speakers?

Thank you,

bharat.

On 4/27/17, Thom Spittle <thom3of5@gmail.com> wrote:
The jaws sound should be going to the device at the other end of that
HDM I cable

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 27, 2017, at 5:43 AM, Bharat <bharat.b@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,

need your help here. My wife has a Lenovo t460 laptop. She is running
Windows 7 ultimate 64bit on this laptop. In a very strange
development, she doesn't seem to get any JAWS sound the moment she
plugs in the HDMI cable. Whereas, the sound comes back the moment the
cable is unplugged. She is using JAWS 17.

Please help.

Thaank you,

Bharat.





Re: HDMI cable & no JAWS

Smiling?
 

Go into JAWS Utilities by Insert+J
Now arrow down to Utilities submenu and right arrow
Arrow down to Soundcard submenu and once again right arrow.
You just need to choose whichever card it is that the speakers are attached to you want JAWS to always use by hitting enter on and that will be the case thereafter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bharat
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:21 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] HDMI cable & no JAWS

Hi Tom,

Thank you for responding to my concern with so much of promptitude.
The challenge is that they are using the HDMI cable to connect to a
projector. & so, as soon as they connect my wife's computer to the
projector to demo the things to the others via that HDMI cable, she
looses sound. Is there any way we can connect the projector via the
HDMI cable & still have the sound via her speakers?

Thank you,

bharat.

On 4/27/17, Thom Spittle <thom3of5@gmail.com> wrote:
The jaws sound should be going to the device at the other end of that HDM I
cable

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 27, 2017, at 5:43 AM, Bharat <bharat.b@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,

need your help here. My wife has a Lenovo t460 laptop. She is running
Windows 7 ultimate 64bit on this laptop. In a very strange
development, she doesn't seem to get any JAWS sound the moment she
plugs in the HDMI cable. Whereas, the sound comes back the moment the
cable is unplugged. She is using JAWS 17.

Please help.

Thaank you,

Bharat.





google's new sign in

David Mehler
 

Hello,

Is anyone else seeing this new google sign in? If so, how do I turn it
off? I don't like it when google would put a cookie on my machine or
machines so that the next time I go to gmail it already knows my name
and just prompts me for a password. This new sign in appears to do the
same thing but be more intrusive.

Help appreciated.

Thanks.
Dave.


print braille with regular lazer printer

Josh Kennedy
 

9) We would love reports on this: "The New Touchable Ink from Samsung Allows Any Laser Printer to Print Braille:"
http://bit.ly/2po0fte


Re: Android Accessibility Good Bad, or In between?

Pamela Dominguez
 

No, I can't, but I don't expect to be able to. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Josh Kennedy
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:02 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Android Accessibility Good Bad, or In between?

can you read bard books on your windows computer? if not then reading
bard books on windows is not possible. while using the bard app for
android you can read bard books right on your phone or tablet.


On 4/27/2017 12:59 AM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
Okay; what do you mean: "BARD is not available for windows?" This is a windows computer and I go on BARD all the time. Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Aman Singer
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 5:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Android Accessibility Good Bad, or In between?

Hi Carlos,

I would really love to agree with you. I dislike both iOS
and Android for different reasons. There remain, though, things that are
easier to do with, or only possible on, iOS, just for example, than with a
windows machine. I have yet to see a decent GPS application for Windows
which costs less than $300. There are tons of GPS apps for the iDevices
which are both cheap and very usable. Working with Uber is difficult on
Windows, it is easier on iOS. iMessage and faceTime require either an
iDevice or a Mac, and it's worth keeping in mind that Macs are huge and
expensive. Hackintosh or mac via VM is not really a viable way of using
iMessage and FaceTime. KNFB reader is certainly available for Windows, but I
can't find a handheld camera with tilt sensing capability. If anyone knows
of one, I would love to hear about it. Again, for Americans, Bard is not
available for Windows, and probably will never be. Having said all that, and
despite the fact that Microsoft has turned themselves into spy central, I am
very pleased with the accessibility and capability of Windows recently. I
just wish the maker were better. I say all this in hope of a correction, I
would be absolutely overjoyed with a GPS program for Windows that is more
affordable than PC Maps, a hand-held tilt-sensing camera, etc.
Aman

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 2:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Android Accessibility Good Bad, or In between?

Of course it always comes down to preference, but for me personally, both
iOS and Android have lost what little appeal they ever had now that Windows
tablets have become common and affordable. As much as I dislike Windows 10,
I would still always choose a Windows 10 tablet over an Android tablet or an
iPad. As far as I'm concerned, neither Android or iOS can beat Windows in
terms of flexibility, accessibility, or the sheer amount of available
software.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc." <ukekearuaro@valtdnet.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Android Accessibility Good Bad, or In between?


Gene, I like skeptics! And, since you don't use an Android device,
I'm not about to confuse or convince you to get one. The controls you
referenced are no issues for me on my Shiny Android toy.

I don't write in this space for purposes of impressing the wind! I
share information based solely on personal experience whether it's by
way of experimentation, or by some other direct means. I live and
breathe Android!
If it weren't working for me, I won't be working on THROWING WINDOWS
overboard for Android.

I will state here for the records that I DO NOT currently use any
bluetooth or physical keyboard of any kind with my Shiny Android toys!
I use the touchscreen exclusively; I am getting work done, and, when I
have issues worth addressing, I write directly to the app developer in
question and get results. I just sent a note to CoCard Merchant
Services, the developer of the CoCard Restaurant app; in my note, I am
seeking to know why the app changes my screen orientation from
Portrait to Landscape. I also visited the issue of unlabeled buttons.
perhaps I'll read from this developer within the next few hours, or,
by the end of the week. What's important for me is that I can talk to
the developer and get results! And, if no results are obtainable, I
simply abandon the app and its developer and move on to something
else.

Since I began embracing technology and using it to make things a bit
better for me with regards to what I do, I've never had so much luck
in reaching developers until I wrapped my arms around the Android
platform. So, I can, and I will, defend my platform to the best of my
ability because it is WORKING FOR ME as advertised.

I don't pretend to be a guru at anything; I typically will hardly ever
recommend a particular platform over the other; but I'll discuss what
I do that's giving me achievable results! I'll let iOS enthusiasts
speak up, but, as for me, Android rocks my boat and I'm sticking with it!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado












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