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Re: GPS route planning

Edward Green <ergreen1981@...>
 

Hi Walter,

I think what you need costs $79, as you don't need the GPS functionality if you're exploring the route virtually, unless of course you want to use your PC when you're out and about navigating the route.

Cheers,

Ed 

On 14 Sep 2017, at 22:48, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io <wpr@...> wrote:

Hi Edward.  Thanks for that.  I've just looked at their sight and they want $400 for their maps.  I'm a little bit confused because for that $400 I don't know what I get, especially when I notice that "additional" map bundles for various countries are available.  For example Europe is $48 but is that $48 on top of the $400?  It does sound rather expensive for what it offers unless there is a lot more to it than I'm imagining.  Walter.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Edward Green
Sent: 14 September 2017 22:28
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] GPS route planning

 

Hi Walter,

 

If you have a PC, Sendero PC Maps will do what you want.

 

Cheers,

 

Ed 


On 14 Sep 2017, at 21:40, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io <wpr@...> wrote:

Hi all.  When the trekker maestro was current it was possible to plan a route by entering an origin point then the destination point.  You could then examine the route before attempting it.  In other words from my home I could set the origin point as a train station hundreds of miles from my location and put in the destination; say a hotel or restaurant and preview the route in advance.  When the Trekker Maestro was discontinued and the Trekker Breeze, then the Breeze plus took it's place that feature was discontinued.  As I understand it the new Victor Reader Trek will also not have this helpful feature.  Does anybody know of an accessible GPS system that does have this feature or iPhone app that has the feature?  I have Blindsquare and it doesn't have this ability.  I've listened to podcasts about the RNIB navigator but that also didn't appear to have this feature.  In looking for something with that feature It would appear that the emphasis with accessible GPS is more on orientation than route finding or planning.  By the way, I'm in the UK so that might limit what is available or can be suggested.  Walter.


Re: Cost of New IPhone

Veronica Kirk
 

My cell phone and I haven't known each other long enough for me to get rid of our land line yet. When I talk with my friends and family members who are using iPhones they often sound very muffled and I have a hard time understanding them. So far when I use my Moto G4 no one has complained about not being able to hear or understand me.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone

Once business stop having land lines, then we can kiss them goodbye. Eventually, they probably will be discontinued in homes first, as fewer and fewer people have them and as cell towers improve in durability and quality. My guess is that within the next ten years, it will be the minority of the population who has hard wired phones. Indeed, they do carry us through power outages. I'd get rid of ours tonight, but it is important to my husband for us to keep them, and as patient and good as that man is to me, if a land line makes life better for him, then it's a good thing to keep.

Best from,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone


You are totally wrong about this issue. For a blind person living alone, especially seniors with medical and physical problems, having reliable phone service in an emergency is absolutely essential, and could mean the difference between life and death. What if you suddenly had a heart attack or stroke? How would you summon help if you don’t have a working phone? Do you really believe that this could never happen to you? Well, it happened to dozens of people in New Orleans, most of them disabled or seniors or both after Hurricane Katrina who died because they did not have working phones to get help. And contrary to your unfounded assertion, copper wiring isn’t going to be replaced in many parts of the country for many years, if ever. It turns out that Verizon underestimated the cost of installing fiber optic cable in many urban areas, and in some cases has even renegged on contractual obligations to install it. Here in New York, Verizon has abandoned plans too install fiber optic cable in all parts of the city, which is suing them for breach of contract. And the state public service commision has forbidden them from removing copper wiring and replacing it with fiber optic cable: they must keep the copper wiring in place if they want to also install fiber optic cable. So I expect reliable copper wiring to be around where I live for a very long time. And as long as we’re on the subject of paranoia, you’re the one who can’t live without Lifeloc “protection”, a service of dubious value from a company that has been heavily fined by the FTC for engaging in fraudulent and deceptive business practices.

Gerald



From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@ripco.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone

Maybe those people have much more to worry about than phone service. And if you live in areas not prone to natural disasters putting ttoo much emphasis on this possibility is misplaced luddite paranoia. It's like the old get a horse crowd. If something so severe occurs in an area that power is lost and may be lost for weeks, for a lot, perhaps most people, being able to make calls would be, I would think a distant problem compared for example, to getting fresh watter, getting food, and perhaps finding a tolerable shelter.

And sooner or later, it will be academic anyway. the old archaic copper network is going to be completely shut down. already, so many people have stopped using it that it is unreasonably costly to maintain per user. I wouldn't be surprised if no more copper networks exist within three to four years.

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

From: Gerald Levy <mailto:bwaylimited@verizon.net>
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:44 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone


Good for him! Millions of people who live in Florida and Texas who now have no power, and may not have it restored for weeks probably regret giving up their reliable copper-wire land line phones in favor of cell phones that they cannot use until the power is restored and the cell towers rebuilt.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 12:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone

I'd dump that thing today, but my husband wants to keep the thing.

Best from,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:23 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone


But what about the cost of your land line phone?

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:14 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone

We can get two lines at Consumer, and our AARP membership for about $40 for the two lines plus tax, of course, about $45 a month. I have a few friends who has it and are very satisfied with performance and service.

Best from,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone

No just sign up for the membership threw the main site. It is 10 dollars but it will take like over 100 dollars off the phone. My plan was like 130 but, I only pay 105 a month. So add the savings 1560 1260 equals 300 a year you can save. Heather



Heather Albright
Blindness is a characteristic, not a handicap!" Dr. Kenneth Jernigan ham call sign:
kd5cbl
e-mail:
kd5cbl@gmail.com <mailto:kd5cbl@gmail.com>



From: Peter Spitz <mailto:peter.a.spitz@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:56 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone



OK, this is a stupid question but do you have to be a member of the

NFB to qualify for the discount?



Peter



On 9/13/17, heather albright <kd5cbl@gmail.com <mailto:kd5cbl@gmail.com> > wrote:

That is why I have te-mobile and the NFB discount. Now my mom is over
55 so
she wants to sign us for that plan for unlimited for 60 for two lines.
If
you have more than one line and over age 55 or if the other person is
over
55, I highly recommend this plan. It is 60 no taxes. Cheers Heather
Heather Albright
Blindness is a characteristic, not a handicap!" Dr. Kenneth Jernigan
ham call sign:
kd5cbl
e-mail:
kd5cbl@gmail.com <mailto:kd5cbl@gmail.com>
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:42 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone
Yet my Verizon bill is as high as when I started with the
iPhone 4S that supposedly was a penny or 99 cents, I can't
remember which, but less than a dollar. So I checked with
Verizon to see if the two of us could go cheaper now, over
three years later with prepaid - no go, same price.
Best from,
Carolyn
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pablo Morales
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:30 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone
Yes, they do. When every month they have problems to pay
their bills, or when they try to buy something and they
can't save money is when they notice it. The problem is that
they are not understanding how works this business.
We notice it, but whe are not thinking why it happen.
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone
Most people don't notice that, or they don't seem to care,
as long as they don't see the price all at once. Pam.
-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Hudson
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cost of New IPhone
Carlos <carlos1106@gmx.com <mailto:carlos1106@gmx.com> > wrote:
Most people get an iPhone the same way they get any other
expensive
smart phone, as part of a contract or deal with the cell
provider.
Yeah but then you get gouged with interest and other
surcharges, which makes the phone more expensive over the
term of the contract lol. So it's probably cheaper
relatively speaking to just plunk down your credit card and
go on that canned tuna diet.
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Re: jaws isn't speaking

Carolyn Arnold
 

Jeff, is JAWS running from your Systems Tray? If it is not,
if you can ever get it on, you can go through the tabs in
Basic and check that. When you get into JAWS, you'll have
Options, then Basics. Enter there and tab five times. Check
JAWS to run from Systems Tray.

Best from,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws isn't speaking

Do you have more than one account on the machine and how do
you boot up? D you have to press enter to finish the boot
up? After the computer boots up, run Narrator. Then go to
the desktop. Find the JAWS icon and press enter on it.
Does JAWS run and start to speak? Your start up options may
not be set properly in JAWS. They may be set to run JAWS at
the logon screen but not to run JAWS when boot up is
finished. I haven't looked for a long time, but I believe
these are two separate settings.

There are times you need sighted support. But when a
computer boots properly and is running in Windows, it makes
it far less likely and also, it should be possible for a
sighted assistant to remote into the machine and a lot of
the time a blind assistant can.

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

From: Jeffrey Schwartz
<mailto:jeffreyschwartz0238@comcast.net>
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2017 2:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] jaws isn't speaking


I'm writing from my elderly desk top. When I boot up my new
laptop, Jaws announces "Jaws home edition" but when the boot
up process is complete, jaws doesn't speak. I call tech
support at FS, but he couldn't help and get this, he said
"we need to get some eyes on this".His English was just
fine. Guess there are times when we need sighted support.

Jeff


Fixed My Esata Issue

Rob Hudson <rob_hudson_3182@...>
 

It turns out that you have to pres and hold down the mode switching button on this enclosure. It switches between USB and esata, but you have to hold it down for three seconds to switch modes. The manual does not indicate this. I had to find out from another user of the device.
So all is well that ends well, and so on.


Re: jaws isn't speaking

Gene
 

Then the problem may be different or more serious than you report.  One thing I would suggest is to run narrator, then check the volume control settings to see if there is a setting for JAWS and if it is set to 0. 
 
I haven't worked with accounts to any extent but users can have their own accounts.  JAWS works when you haven't finished booting into your account.  It works at the log in screen.  If you had more than one account, you would choose the account you want to log into there.  So we know that JAWS can run.  but what is happening when the computer finishes booting is something I don't know.  But running Narrator and looking at volume settings may give the answer.
 
I believe the way you do this in Windows 10 is the same as in Windows 7.  In case it isn't though, and since I don't have Windows 10, I'll see how others tell you to do this.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws isn't speaking

Gene,

I don’t know what you mean by accounts.  I am the only one using it.  I set it up with hot keys for jaws, alt control J,  but that does nothing.  I’m totally blind and can’t see if this is a bigger problem.I use windows key plus M to get to the desktop.  I have two folders starting wit J.  The jaws program is the second J.  I tried this but no go.

 

Jeff


Re: More About JAWS 2018 OCR Feature

Gene
 

Another question about the JAWS OCR is that we don't know if you can adjust it.  Openbook has all sorts of settings for adjustment.  If the JAWS OCR doesn't have such adjustments, it may be fine for a good deal of work but may not do nearly as well as Openbook when difficult scanning conditions are encountered. 
 
Also, and I don't know if it's true, but on a list I follow, someone said that Omnipage is going to be used by JAWS.  Omnipage used to have a decolumnization bug which caused text to be randomly misplaced when decolumnizing pages with columns or when scanning two pages simultaneously.  I don't know if it's been fixed, but the but was in the program for a long time. 
Openbook uses more than one scanning engine but the last time I read about this, it uses Fine Reader to decolumnize text, thus avoiding the Omnipage decolumnization bug. 
 
We'll have to see what wpeople say as they test the feature.
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] More About JAWS 2018 OCR Feature

Yes, I heard that too.  They really passed over the scanner and pushed hard on Pearl.  I have an Epson scanner and the drivers for Window ten are on their web site.  As I said, I finagled a copy of Open Book ffor one fifty as I had a copy at work.  I really liked open book and depending on how jaws does ocr, I maiy stick with open book.  It’s a fine program.

Jeff


Re: GPS route planning

Walter Ramage
 

Hi Edward.  Thanks for that.  I've just looked at their sight and they want $400 for their maps.  I'm a little bit confused because for that $400 I don't know what I get, especially when I notice that "additional" map bundles for various countries are available.  For example Europe is $48 but is that $48 on top of the $400?  It does sound rather expensive for what it offers unless there is a lot more to it than I'm imagining.  Walter.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Edward Green
Sent: 14 September 2017 22:28
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] GPS route planning

 

Hi Walter,

 

If you have a PC, Sendero PC Maps will do what you want.

 

Cheers,

 

Ed 


On 14 Sep 2017, at 21:40, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io <wpr@...> wrote:

Hi all.  When the trekker maestro was current it was possible to plan a route by entering an origin point then the destination point.  You could then examine the route before attempting it.  In other words from my home I could set the origin point as a train station hundreds of miles from my location and put in the destination; say a hotel or restaurant and preview the route in advance.  When the Trekker Maestro was discontinued and the Trekker Breeze, then the Breeze plus took it's place that feature was discontinued.  As I understand it the new Victor Reader Trek will also not have this helpful feature.  Does anybody know of an accessible GPS system that does have this feature or iPhone app that has the feature?  I have Blindsquare and it doesn't have this ability.  I've listened to podcasts about the RNIB navigator but that also didn't appear to have this feature.  In looking for something with that feature It would appear that the emphasis with accessible GPS is more on orientation than route finding or planning.  By the way, I'm in the UK so that might limit what is available or can be suggested.  Walter.


Re: jaws isn't speaking

Gene
 

Often, people get better assistance from lists with knowledgeable members than by talking with support staff in various companies.  I'm not saying they shouldn't be consulted, but it is often better to ask on a list like this first.  This story is a prime example of this.  the solution was very likely given by another list member who described specifically how to solve it.  The support tech, as in so many instances, didn't provide a solution when he had enough information to propose a very likely one.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:08 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws isn't speaking

And for the record, how much sighted assistance you need is in part determined by your level of technical proficiency.  I very rarely require sighted assistance for any computer related issue since solutions such as the one Gene suggested are casual knowledge for me.  I'm not saying this to boast about my technical prowess or to suggest everyone can be a technical wizard, but only to point out as with most things in life, your level of skill/knowledge in a particular subject will determine what you can accomplish without sighted assistance.  Blindness should not always be used as the only measure/deciding factor.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws isn't speaking

Do you have more than one account on the machine and how do you boot up?  D you have to press enter to finish the boot up?  After the computer boots up, run Narrator.  Then go to the desktop.  Find the JAWS icon and press enter on it.  Does JAWS run and start to speak?  Your start up options may not be set properly in JAWS.  They may be set to run JAWS at the logon screen but not to run JAWS when boot up is finished.  I haven't looked for a long time, but I believe these are two separate settings. 
 
There are times you need sighted support.  But when a computer boots properly and is running in Windows, it makes it far less likely and also, it should be possible for a sighted assistant to remote into the machine and a lot of the time a blind assistant can. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2017 2:40 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] jaws isn't speaking

I’m writing from my elderly desk top.  When I boot up my new laptop, Jaws announces “Jaws home edition” but when the boot up process is complete, jaws doesn’t speak.  I call tech support at FS, but he couldn’t help and get this, he said “we need to get some eyes on this”.His English was just fine.  Guess there are times when we need sighted support.

Jeff


Computer help please good afternoon all,

Nesma Aly <nesmaaly123@...>
 

I was thinking about purchasing the new Microsoft surface Pro and would like to know accessibility why is how it is. Other pros and cons that I should consider before buying?
If you could please reply in a separate email of the list that would be wonderful. I have so many emails that it's kind of hard for me to read every single thread that comes to me about this matter.
Thank you,
Nesma

Sent from my iPhone


Re: GPS route planning

Edward Green <ergreen1981@...>
 

Hi Walter,

If you have a PC, Sendero PC Maps will do what you want.

Cheers,

Ed 

On 14 Sep 2017, at 21:40, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io <wpr@...> wrote:

Hi all.  When the trekker maestro was current it was possible to plan a route by entering an origin point then the destination point.  You could then examine the route before attempting it.  In other words from my home I could set the origin point as a train station hundreds of miles from my location and put in the destination; say a hotel or restaurant and preview the route in advance.  When the Trekker Maestro was discontinued and the Trekker Breeze, then the Breeze plus took it's place that feature was discontinued.  As I understand it the new Victor Reader Trek will also not have this helpful feature.  Does anybody know of an accessible GPS system that does have this feature or iPhone app that has the feature?  I have Blindsquare and it doesn't have this ability.  I've listened to podcasts about the RNIB navigator but that also didn't appear to have this feature.  In looking for something with that feature It would appear that the emphasis with accessible GPS is more on orientation than route finding or planning.  By the way, I'm in the UK so that might limit what is available or can be suggested.  Walter.


Re: Assistants to where i can get information about IOS apps that work with Voiceover...

Joseph Hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

Rick, there is no such way to do this. Now if you're wanting to see what incoming calls and outgoing calls that you have had, you can easily open up the phone app, choose the recent section, and swipe through your call log. And just as I tell everybody on this list, if you have any other further questions, feel free to reach out to me. Via or FaceTime audio. Or even private email.
Joseph Hudson

Email
jhud7789@gmail.com
I device support
Telephone
2543007667
Skype
joseph.hudson89
facebook
https://www.facebook.com/joseph.hudson.9404
Twitter
https://twitter.com/josephhudson89

FaceTime/iMessage
jhud7789@yahoo.com

On Sep 14, 2017, at 3:54 PM, Rick LJ <gogodaddy1@gmail.com> wrote:

I am looking for an app that tracks incoming and outgoing calls on
an IOS iphone.

I sent a message to this group and received no reply.

Can anyone direct me to a site or group who could advise me on such an
app or someone who could help in creating it?

Thanks again for any assistants...


--
Thank you kindly, Rick LJ

"There are as many paths to understanding, awareness, peace, freedom,
love and meaningful service as there are people. Enjoy your journey!"



Assistants to where i can get information about IOS apps that work with Voiceover...

Rick LJ
 

I am looking for an app that tracks incoming and outgoing calls on
an IOS iphone.

I sent a message to this group and received no reply.

Can anyone direct me to a site or group who could advise me on such an
app or someone who could help in creating it?

Thanks again for any assistants...


--
Thank you kindly, Rick LJ

"There are as many paths to understanding, awareness, peace, freedom,
love and meaningful service as there are people. Enjoy your journey!"


GPS route planning

Walter Ramage
 

Hi all.  When the trekker maestro was current it was possible to plan a route by entering an origin point then the destination point.  You could then examine the route before attempting it.  In other words from my home I could set the origin point as a train station hundreds of miles from my location and put in the destination; say a hotel or restaurant and preview the route in advance.  When the Trekker Maestro was discontinued and the Trekker Breeze, then the Breeze plus took it's place that feature was discontinued.  As I understand it the new Victor Reader Trek will also not have this helpful feature.  Does anybody know of an accessible GPS system that does have this feature or iPhone app that has the feature?  I have Blindsquare and it doesn't have this ability.  I've listened to podcasts about the RNIB navigator but that also didn't appear to have this feature.  In looking for something with that feature It would appear that the emphasis with accessible GPS is more on orientation than route finding or planning.  By the way, I'm in the UK so that might limit what is available or can be suggested.  Walter.


Re: jaws isn't speaking

Jeffrey Schwartz
 

It is set up that way.


Re: jaws isn't speaking

Jeffrey Schwartz
 

Gene,

I don’t know what you mean by accounts.  I am the only one using it.  I set it up with hot keys for jaws, alt control J,  but that does nothing.  I’m totally blind and can’t see if this is a bigger problem.I use windows key plus M to get to the desktop.  I have two folders starting wit J.  The jaws program is the second J.  I tried this but no go.

 

Jeff


Re: More About JAWS 2018 OCR Feature

Jeffrey Schwartz
 

Yes, I heard that too.  They really passed over the scanner and pushed hard on Pearl.  I have an Epson scanner and the drivers for Window ten are on their web site.  As I said, I finagled a copy of Open Book ffor one fifty as I had a copy at work.  I really liked open book and depending on how jaws does ocr, I maiy stick with open book.  It’s a fine program.

Jeff


Re: Switching Between The Logitech Headset & Default Soundcard

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

Thanks mike this will do what I want.
Marie
 
 

From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2017 11:36 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Switching Between The Logitech Headset & Default Soundcard
 
Hi All,

It is possible to switch between the Logitech Wireless headset and the default soundcard on the PC,
without unplugging the dongle, using the steps outlined below.  I did the following with Windows 7, Jaws, & the Sabrent USB hub mentioned below.
This work-around does require additional hardware, and simply elimanates the need to remove and re-insert the headset dongle.
 
Using the  Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Individual Power Switches and LEDs included 5V/2.5A power adapter (HB-UMP3) from Amazon, or an equivalent.
 
Do a search for: Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Individual Power Switches
on the Amazon website, & they have a special going on right now, for $7.50, but I don't know how long its going to last.  Normally they're, $16.99.  If you don't have a prime account the prices might be different.
 
1. Connect the hub to the computer and a AC power source.
 
2. Plug the dongle into one of the 4 ports on the hub, and turn the headset on.
The computer should recognized the dongle and installed the necessary drivers
If it doesn't, then you may need to press the button on top of the USB hub corresponding to the port the dongle is plugged into to turn it on.  Pressing the button down is on, the button in the up position is off.
 
3. From the system tray, select the "Speakers" icon and press enter,
then arrow to "Playback Devices", and press enter again.
 
4. When the Playback  page opens, arrow to "Speakers- Logitech Wireless Headset",
then tab to  Set Default button, and press the spacebar.
 
5. After making this change, tab to the okay button, and press the spacebar again, this will close the dialogue.
 
6. Next, from within the Jawws application window, select the "Utilities" menu, then arrow to the "Soundcard" sub-menu and press enter.
 
7. Locate the "Windows Default Soundcard" choice, and if it is not checked, press enter to check it.
 
8. At this point if everything is done correctly, you should hear Jaws and system sounds thru the headset.
Note:
It may be necessary to reboot the system in order for changes to take place.
 
Now, if you want to return Jaws and system sounds to the PC speakers, simply press the same button you press earlier on the hub, and the port will be switched off, allowing the sound to return to the PC speakers.  Press the button again, & the sounds will return to the headset.
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
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More About JAWS 2018 OCR Feature

Gerald Levy
 

 
According to Jonathan Mosen on his Freedom Scientific blog, the enhanced JAWS 2018 OCR feature will work with both the Pearl camera and flatbed scanners, but he does not provide any further details:
 
 
 
Gerald
 
 


Re: jaws isn't speaking

Carlos
 

And for the record, how much sighted assistance you need is in part determined by your level of technical proficiency.  I very rarely require sighted assistance for any computer related issue since solutions such as the one Gene suggested are casual knowledge for me.  I'm not saying this to boast about my technical prowess or to suggest everyone can be a technical wizard, but only to point out as with most things in life, your level of skill/knowledge in a particular subject will determine what you can accomplish without sighted assistance.  Blindness should not always be used as the only measure/deciding factor.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws isn't speaking

Do you have more than one account on the machine and how do you boot up?  D you have to press enter to finish the boot up?  After the computer boots up, run Narrator.  Then go to the desktop.  Find the JAWS icon and press enter on it.  Does JAWS run and start to speak?  Your start up options may not be set properly in JAWS.  They may be set to run JAWS at the logon screen but not to run JAWS when boot up is finished.  I haven't looked for a long time, but I believe these are two separate settings. 
 
There are times you need sighted support.  But when a computer boots properly and is running in Windows, it makes it far less likely and also, it should be possible for a sighted assistant to remote into the machine and a lot of the time a blind assistant can. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2017 2:40 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] jaws isn't speaking

I’m writing from my elderly desk top.  When I boot up my new laptop, Jaws announces “Jaws home edition” but when the boot up process is complete, jaws doesn’t speak.  I call tech support at FS, but he couldn’t help and get this, he said “we need to get some eyes on this”.His English was just fine.  Guess there are times when we need sighted support.

Jeff


Re: jaws isn't speaking

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

In the Basics option when you click on the button to have Jaws start at the log on screen you need to tab down to the check box to have Jaws start after the logon for all users.
Marie
 
 

From: Jeffrey Schwartz
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] jaws isn't speaking
 

I’m writing from my elderly desk top.  When I boot up my new laptop, Jaws announces “Jaws home edition” but when the boot up process is complete, jaws doesn’t speak.  I call tech support at FS, but he couldn’t help and get this, he said “we need to get some eyes on this”.His English was just fine.  Guess there are times when we need sighted support.

Jeff


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