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Pearl?

Jeffrey Schwartz
 

My old scanner bit the dust.  I am thinking of getting a Pearl camera.  Is it still abailable for `two hundred dollars.  The description makes it sound portable, as in reading a menu.  A friend told me that it can not work this way without a laptop.  Does anyone have any experience with it?  Would I be better off with a new scanner.  I have open book courtesy  of my former employer.

Thanks,

Jeff


Re: talking win pe page

Gene
 

I would advise people to download and keep the resources message sent out at the start of each month.  The list was prepared by Carlos.  Carlos had his version of the Talking PE (spelling) installer, which, I gather from discussions on list awhile ago, is better and, as I recall, has more options than the other one. 
 
I will send the message below my signature.  I haven't looked at it to any extent, but there are a lot of resources.  I wouldn't be surprised if there are more than fifty or sixty.
 
Gene
 
This is a list of useful resources, links, and freeware.  It will be sent out as a reminder once a month.  Most of the freeware is fairly accessible, although some may require mouse cursor navigation.  I have tried to place more commonly requested types of applications at the top of the list.  If anyone feels that there is something else worth listing, please inform me in a private message.
 

Resources:
 
Microsoft Disability Answer Desk
Phone:
800-936-5900
Website:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/answerdesk/accessibility
 
Apple Accessibility Support
Phone:
877-204-3930
Email:
accessibility@...
 
Amazon Disability Help Line
Phone:
888-283-1678
 
Accessible World - Accessible Internet Resources
http://www.accessibleworld.org
 
Mystic Access - Podcasts and reviews specializing in accessibility
http://www.mysticaccess.com
 
Blind Planet - Audio tutorials, resources, and programs
http://blind-planet.com/
 
The Blind Geek Zone - Audio tutorials, gadget demonstrations, useful links, and programs
http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/
 
Cool Blind Tech - Latest In Assistive Tech! News, Reviews and Interviews
https://www.coolblindtech.com/
 
AppleVis - A community-powered website for blind and low-vision users of Apple's range of products
http://www.applevis.com/
 
The Erasing Blindness Blog - everything related to blindness and visual impairment all in one place
https://blindnesseraserblog.wordpress.com/
 
AudioGames.net - Accessible games for the blind
http://audiogames.net/
 
Entombed - RPG game for the blind and visually impaired
http://www.blind-games.com/entombed.aspx
 

Mailing Lists:
 
JAWS Users' List
Subscribe:
jaws-users-list-join@...
Post:
jaws-users-list@...
 
JFW Support List - A source for anything and everything related to JAWS for Windows
Subscribe:
jfw+subscribe@groups.io
Post:
jfw@groups.io
 
Talk - Window-Eyes Discussion List
Subscribe:
talk-request@...
with the word "subscribe" in the subject line.
Post:
talk@...
 
NVDA Users' List
Subscribe:
nvda+subscribe@groups.io
Post:
nvda@groups.io
 
Windows 10 and JAWS discussion list
Subscribe :
Windows10AndJaws+subscribe@groups.io
 
 

Win10 - A central forum for blind and visually impaired users of Windows 10
Subscribe:
win10+subscribe@groups.io
Post:
win10@groups.io
 
Eyes-free Android
Subscribe:
eyes-free+subscribe@...
Post:
eyes-free@...
 
Vi Android
Subscribe:
vi-android-request@...
with the word "subscribe" in the subject line.
Post:
vi-android@...
 
iDevices
Subscribe:
idevices-request@...
with the word "subscribe" in the subject line.
Post:
idevices@...
 
Mac For The Blind
Subscribe:
mac4theblind-request@...
with the word "subscribe" in the subject line.
Post:
mac4theblind@...
 
BARDTalk - NLS BARD discussion list
Subscribe:
bardtalk+subscribe@groups.io
Post:
bardtalk@groups.io
 

Download Links:
 
 
Adobe Acrobat Reader
This is the Adobe Reader Distribution page.  Some consider it more accessible than the standard download page.
http://get.adobe.com/reader/enterprise/
 
Ninite - Install or Update Multiple Applications at Once
https://ninite.com/
 
Sonar - Accessible desktop Linux distribution
http://sonargnulinux.com/
 
Vinux - Accessible desktop Linux distribution
http://vinuxproject.org/
 
TalkingArch - Accessible command line Linux distribution
http://talkingarch.tk/
 

Freeware:
 
7-Zip - Extracts ZIP files and several other archive formats
http://www.7-zip.org/
 
AnyBurn - Portable disc burning utility
http://www.anyburn.com/
 
CDBurnerXP - Disc burning utility
https://cdburnerxp.se/
 
CDex - CD ripper/extractor
http://cdex.mu/
 
 
AVStoDVD - Convert/burn video files to DVD
https://sites.google.com/site/avstodvdmain/
 
CCleaner - Removes junk files, temporary files, and has several other useful system tools
Standard installer; Includes promotional software.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/standard
Portable archive without installer; Does not include promotional software.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/portable
Slim installer; Does not include promotional software.  Note that update of the slim installer is often delayed by weeks.  Therefore when the standard installer is updated, this download link may not be available for long periods of time.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/slim
 
Filelister - Save a list of files in a folder
http://truehumandesign.se/s_filelister.php
 
 
Copy Filenames - Context menu ad-on for copying paths and file names to the clipboard
http://www.extrabit.com/copyfilenames/
 
Path Copy - Context menu ad-on for copying paths and file names to the clipboard
https://pathcopycopy.github.io/
 
Freemake Video Downloader - Download and convert videos from YouTube and other similar websites
http://www.freemake.com/free_video_downloader/
 
Pontes Media Downloader - Download and convert videos from YouTube and other similar websites
http://www.pontes.ro/en/scripts/#pmd
 
Pazera Free Audio Extractor - Video audio extractor and audio format converter
Last completely accessible version.
https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZUfdUZiIXbjJHGOk0EhAQ0L8T3Th7cfUt7
 
mp3DirectCut MP3 editor and recorder
Edits are performed without decoding/quality loss.
http://mpesch3.de1.cc/mp3dc.html
 
Note, for recording with mp3DirectCut, you will also need the LAME MP3 encoder.  Just unzip the package and copy the file
lame_enc.dll
into the mp3DirectCut installation folder which is
C:\Program Files\mp3DirectCut
on 32 bit installations and
C:\Program Files (x86)\mp3DirectCut
on 64 bit installations.  Make sure to download the 32 and not the 64 bit version of LAME.  The LAME encoder package can be downloaded here.
http://www.rarewares.org/mp3-lame-bundle.php
 
MP3Gain - Modify MP3 gain without decoding
http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/
 
Calibre - E-book manager and converter
Note that Calibre is not very accessible, but see below for a download link to my frontend for the converter.
http://calibre-ebook.com/
 
My WinPE images, example unattended installation script for Windows 7, frontend for the Calibre E-book converter, ETC
Thanks to Rob Hudson for hosting these files.
http://opopanax.net/download/
 
PDF to TXT - Convert PDF files to text files
Note, includes OCR support for scanned/image PDF files as well.
https://github.com/jamalmazrui/PDF2TXT/raw/master/PDF2TXT_setup.exe
 
VLC media player - Play DVDs and many video formats
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
 
Explorer++ - File manager/Windows Explorer alternative
https://explorerplusplus.com/
 
FreeCommander - File manager/Windows Explorer alternative
http://freecommander.com/
 
FileZilla - FTP client
https://filezilla-project.org/
 
 
Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery
http://www.piriform.com/recuva
 
Active@ Disk Image Lite - Disk imaging software
http://www.disk-image.net/disk-image-freeware.htm
 
Cobian Backup - File backup utility
http://www.cobian.se/cobianbackup.htm
 
Regbak - Backup and restore the registry
http://www.acelogix.com/regbak.html
 
7z NSE - Treats 7z, RAR, and other archive formats as folders
http://zabkat.com/blog/compressed-folder-shell-extension.htm
 
Adblock Plus - Blocks ads including YouTube video ads
https://adblockplus.org/
 
Bulk Rename Utility - Advanced file renaming tool
http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Main_Intro.php
 
Classic Shell - Emulate Start menu of other Windows versions
http://www.classicshell.net/
 
Free Download Manager _ Alternative download manager for several popular browsers
http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/
 
 
SoundVolumeView - Save and restore soundcard settings
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/sound_volume_view.html
 
Unchecky - Automatically unchecks promotional software included in recognized program installers
http://unchecky.com/
 
Unlocker- Unlocks, deletes, renames, or moves files and folders which are in-use/locked by the system or other processes
http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/
 
WordWeb - Free thesaurus and dictionary
http://www.wordweb.co.uk/free/
 
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder - Retrieve product keys of Windows and other applications from the registry
https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/
 
ProduKey - Retrieve product keys of Windows and other applications from the registry
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
 
SterJo Key Finder - Retrieve product keys of Windows and other applications from the registry
Note that this one will supposedly retrieve product keys for Office 2013, while the other similar utilities listed here will not.  At least not for free.  I recommend downloading the portable version.
http://www.sterjosoft.com/key-finder.html
 
AOMEI Partition Assistant - Disk partitioning software
http://www.extend-partition.com/free-partition-manager.html
 
PartitionGuru - Disk partitioning software
http://www.eassos.com/partitionguru-free.php
 
Mozilla Firefox - Web browser
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
 
WebVisum - Mozilla Firefox plug-in for solving captchas
Note that an invitation is required to create an account for the service and you cannot use the plug-in without an account.  You can request an invitation either from an existing member or the homepage itself, but lately they are slow to respond if they respond at all.  You may be better off requesting an invitation from existing members on Tech Talk.
http://www.webvisum.com/
 
Updated version of the WebVisum plug-in which has been signed so that it will work with newer versions of Firefox
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/webvisum/
 
Mozilla Thunderbird - E-mail client
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/
 
NVDA - Screen reader
http://www.nvaccess.org/
 
 
Send to Braille - Translate documents to braille from the "Send to" menu
http://tech.aph.org/lt/
 
WinBT 2.0 - Open source Windows braille translator
https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZPsSAZ5vG20jYbupQLg8DszyVTAzPORM5y
 
AdwCleaner - Removes adware, toolbars, hijackers, and other similar unwanted promotional software
Be aware that this is not a malware scanner.
https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/
 
Avast - Antivirus for PC, Mac & Android
https://www.avast.com/en-us/index
 
AVG - Antivirus & Malware Protection
http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
 
 
Emsisoft Emergency Kit - Portable on-demand malware scanner
https://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/
 
ESET - Online virus scanner
http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/
 
Junkware Removal Tool - Removes promotional toolbars and software
Be aware that this is not a malware scanner.  Also note that it will close down all processes including your screen reader.  Just restart it using the associated keyboard shortcut.
http://thisisudax.org/
 
Malwarebytes - Anti-Malware Detection & Removal Software
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/
 
Microsoft Safety Scanner - On-demand virus scanner
http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx
 
Microsoft Security Essentials - Virus scanner
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5201
 
VIPRE Rescue - On-demand virus scanner
http://www.vipreantivirus.com/support.aspx#vp-Rescue
 
1by1 - MP3 and multiformat audio directory player
http://mpesch3.de1.cc/1by1.html
 
AltaCast 3 - Broadcast streamer
 Available as Winamp/Foobar plugins and standalone version.
http://www.altacast.com/
 
Anvide Seal Folder - Hide/password protect folders
http://anvidelabs.org/download/AnvideSealFolder.zip
 
ASIO4ALL - Universal ASIO Driver
http://www.asio4all.com/
 
Audacity - Audio editor and recorder
http://www.audacityteam.org/
 
Audio Switcher - Switch audio devices using hotkeys
http://audioswit.ch/er
 
AutoHotkey - Hotkey scripting language
http://ahkscript.org/
 
AutoIt - Automation scripting language
https://www.autoitscript.com/site/autoit/
 
Awesome Password Generator - Generate random passwords
http://code.google.com/p/awesome-password-generator/
 
Balabolka - View and convert several eBook formats to speech
http://www.cross-plus-a.com/balabolka.htm
 
Bat To Exe - Convert batch files to executable files
http://www.f2ko.de/en/b2e.php
 
Belarc Advisor - Create detailed HTML hardware profile
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
 
Blat - Command line E-mail sender
http://www.blat.net/
 
BurnCDCC - Standalone utility for burning ISO images to CD
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/utilities.html
 
CD2ISO - Standalone utility for extracting the contents of a CD to an ISO image
http://www.dubaron.com/cd2iso/#download
 
 
 
CipherShed - Disk encryption software
https://www.ciphershed.org/
 
CueListTool - Extract cue points from wav files
http://www.tonbandstimmen.de/cuelisttool/index_e.htm
 
CueMaster - CUE sheet editor
http://cuemaster.org/
 
Debut - Video Capture Software
http://www.nchsoftware.com/capture/index.html
 
Ditto - Network enabled clipboard extender
http://ditto-cp.sourceforge.net/
 
Directory Compare - Folder synchronization utility
http://tp.lc.ehu.es/jma/win32/dirco.html
 
Directory Monitor - Monitor folders for changes and perform actions
https://directorymonitor.com/
 
DiskCryptor - Disk encryption software
https://diskcryptor.net/wiki/Main_Page
 
DM2 - Minimize windows to the system tray with a hotkey
https://sourceforge.net/projects/dm2/?source=typ_redirect
 
DSynchronize - Folder synchronization utility
http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/
 
Enigma Virtual Box - Pack applications into single executables with virtualization
http://enigmaprotector.com/en/aboutvb.html
 
epCheck - Track and view TV series data
http://skwire.dcmembers.com/fp/?page=epcheck
 
Ext2Fsd - ext3/4 Linux file system driver for Windows
http://www.ext2fsd.com/
 
FastCopy - File copy/synchronization utility
http://www.ipmsg.org/tools/fastcopy.html.en
 
FileTypesMan - Create and manage file types/associations
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/file_types_manager.html
 
fSekrit - Save notes in encrypted self-contained program files
http://f0dder.dcmembers.com/fsekrit.index.php
 
grepWin - Search and replace text using regular expressions
http://stefanstools.sourceforge.net/grepWin.html
 
Hanso Recorder - Audio recording utility
http://www.hansotools.com/hansorecorder/
 
Hardlink Shell Extension - Context menu add-on for creating hardlinks, junctions, and symbolic links
http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/hardlinkshellext.html
 
HFS - HTTP based file server
http://www.rejetto.com/hfs/
 
HTTrack - Copy entire websites
http://www.httrack.com/
 
IgorWare Hasher - Calculate SHA-1, MD5 and CRC32 hash
http://www.igorware.com/hasher
 
ImDisk Toolkit - Create dynamic RAM disks
https://sourceforge.net/projects/imdisk-toolkit/
 
Inno Setup - Create installation packages
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php
 
iReboot - Select an operating system to boot from the system tray
http://neosmart.net/iReboot/
 
Kid3 - Audio tagger for several popular formats
Note that the interface of this program is not very accessible.  I am including it because it can also be used from the command line.  A tagger which supports so many audio formats and command line operation is somewhat rare in Windows.
http://kid3.sourceforge.net/
 
loopMIDI - Virtual MIDI port driver for newer versions of Windows
http://www.tobias-erichsen.de/software/loopmidi.html
 
ln - Command line version of Hardlink Shell Extension
http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/ln/ln.html
 
Machete Video Editor Lite - Edit AVI and WMV video files without decoding/quality loss
http://machetesoft.com/home/about-machete-video-editor-lite.html
 
MadAppLauncher - Unusual hotkey program launcher
http://madapplauncher.sourceforge.net/
 
Makeitone - Join MP3 albums into one file
http://www.makeitone.net/
 
Mem Reduct - Real-time memory management application
http://www.henrypp.org/product/memreduct#download
 
Metapad - Notepad replacement
http://liquidninja.com/metapad/
 
Mini Recorder - Audio recording utility
https://sourceforge.net/projects/minirec/
 
MJ Registry Watcher - Monitor registry keys for changes
http://www.jacobsm.com/mjsoft.htm
 
Mp3tag - ID3 Tag editor and organizer
http://mp3tag.de/en/index.html
 
 
mpTrim - Trim silence from MP3 files
http://www.mptrim.com/
 
MultiHasher - File hash calculator
http://www.abelhadigital.com/multihasher
 
NirSoft - Free password recovery tools, browser tools, network tools, all kinds of useful tools
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/index.html
 
NSSM - Run some applications as services
http://nssm.cc/
 
NUtils - Hotkey-controled window manager/hider
http://www.arbalon.com/downloads/
 
OpenMPT - Music making tracker based software with VST support
http://openmpt.org/
 
PhraseExpress - Automatically expand abbreviations while typing to insert text
http://www.phraseexpress.com/
 
PlayTime - Calculate the total play time of a list of music or movie files
http://skwire.dcmembers.com/wb/pages/software/playtime.php
 
PopSel - Create customizable pop-up menus to launch programs/URLs, open folders, and so on.
http://www.horstmuc.de/wpop.htm
 
POP Peeper - E-mail checker/notifier
Works with POP3, IMAP, and several different types of web-based E-mail accounts.
http://www.poppeeper.com/
 
Private Folder - Hide and or password protect folders
http://www.emingsoftware.com/products/private-folder/
 
PSPad - Free text and HTML editor
http://www.pspad.com/en/
 
Purrint - Screen capture directly to image files
http://www.bcheck.net/apps/purrint.htm
 
QWS - Accessible MIDI sequencer
http://www.andrelouis.com/qws/
 
RadioSure - Internet station player and recorder
http://www.radiosure.com/
 
Registry Commander - Alternative to the windows registry editor
http://aezay.dk/aezay/regcmd/
 
Rufus - Write ISO images to flash drives
https://rufus.akeo.ie/
 
RunWithParameters - Context menu add-on to run executable files with parameters
http://sourceforge.net/projects/rwparam/files/latest/download
 
SharpKeys - Keyboard remapping utility
http://www.randyrants.com/category/sharpkeys/
 
Silver Key - Encrypt files from the context menu
http://www.kryptel.com/products/silverkey.php
 
SMARegisTry Backup - Backup registry keys selectively
http://smartregistry.tk/
 
SoftPerfect RAM Disk - RAM disk utility
https://www.softperfect.com/products/ramdisk/
 
Spybot Anti-Beacon - Disable tracking features in Windows 10
https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/
 
TapinRadio - Internet station player and recorder
http://www.raimersoft.com/tapinradio.aspx
 
TreeComp - Folder synchronization utility
http://lploeger.home.xs4all.nl/TreeComp.htm
 
Types - Create and manage file types/associations
http://izt.name/apps/types/
 
VB-CABLE - Free virtual audio driver
http://vb-audio.pagesperso-orange.fr/Cable/index.htm
 
VeraCrypt - Disk encryption software
https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/
 
Virtual Recorder - Simple utility for recording what you hear or sound card inputs
http://opopanax.net/download/
 
VSTHost - Small VST host which supports loading/saving of FXP presets and FXB banks, VST chaining, MIDI input/output, MIDI player, wave player/recorder, ASIO, and input from the PC keyboard.
http://www.hermannseib.com/english/vsthost.htm
 
WebMon - Monitors web pages for changes
http://www.cmcode.co.uk/webmon/
 
Wget and cURL Windows Binaries - Command line file download utilities
http://opensourcepack.blogspot.com/p/wget-and-curl.html
 
Win Updates Disabler - Disable/enable updates in Windows 10
http://www.site2unblock.com/win-updates-disabler/
 
Wireless Network Watcher - Monitor connection of devices to your network
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html
 
WSUS Offline Update - Update Microsoft Windows and Office without an Internet connection
http://www.wsusoffline.net/
 
 
yaP - Application portablizer
http://rolandtoth.hu/yaP/


Re: talking win pe page

Eleni Vamvakari
 

Thank you. I am fully aware that XP is no longer supported. I also
have three Windows 7 machines, which I use when making financial
transactions. I have little to no interest in using Windows 10.

On 05/12/2017, Marvin Hunkin via Groups.Io
<neilmarvin=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi. here's the url for the talking win pe page, but when I googled, says
that this project has been retired, and with the sound and able to use
narrator to install windows 10, this project is not relevant, but still
having it up for windows 7, not sure about xp, xp is not supported any more
by Microsoft, and basically use it at your own risk on the internet, only
security updates, but would be surprised if that was still the case.
Pasting
the url below. Get a legal, genuine copy of windows 7, if you can, or just
get the free upgrade to windows 10, ends on December 31, if you need any
help with windows 10, to install or upgrade, can help, if your machine has
the minimum requirements for windows 10. So pasting this url below.

Just passing on.

Marvin, from Adelaide, Australia.

Ps: here's the url.

https://blog.bryansmart.com/talking-windows-7-pre-installation-environment/






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talking win pe page

Marvin Hunkin <neilmarvin@...>
 

Hi. here’s the url for the talking win pe page, but when I googled, says that this project has been retired, and with the sound and able to use narrator to install windows 10, this project is not relevant, but still having it up for windows 7, not sure about xp, xp is not supported any more by Microsoft, and basically use it at your own risk on the internet, only security updates, but would be surprised if that was still the case. Pasting the url below. Get a legal, genuine copy of windows 7, if you can, or just get the free upgrade to windows 10, ends on December 31, if you need any help with windows 10, to install or upgrade, can help, if your machine has the minimum requirements for windows 10. So pasting this url below.

Just passing on.

Marvin, from Adelaide, Australia.

Ps: here’s the url.

https://blog.bryansmart.com/talking-windows-7-pre-installation-environment/

 


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Re: windows 10 update issue

Gene
 

Tell him to issue the run Narrator command.  Someone gave it yesterday. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 9:39 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 10 update issue

I was in the windows 8.1 OS with Window eyes.  Then we started the update without window eyes being on (due to me trying to do the update without sighted assistance and the 8.1 OS being so damn slow and not responding to my inputs.
 
Then I had to leave because it took 3 hours to download the windows 10 update to a 7% completion.
 
The next day my wife went tothe ER with signs of a stroke, and I have been with her for the past 4 days and now I am home, but when her cousin told me that the H D M I drivers were not installed with the windows 10 update,  and the window eyes screen reader having been uninstalled due to not being supported by windows 10, he is at a loss.  The computer is over at his house, so I can not tinker with it.
 
Keith
----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 7:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 10 update issue

Well, After you first started the installation you were in the windows
7 OS with JAWS speech right?  Then it should have asked to reboot and
I think that's where you are now, right?
If so, you need to let the laptop run, for me it took more than 30
minutes and then it rebooted by itself and began to install some more
things.  When it finally went quiet it was about another 10 minutes.
Some other users on list had reported it had installed faster than
that, but that was my experience.

So using my info above, where do you think you are in the installation?

Blaster


On 12/4/17, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@...> wrote:
> I have no clue.  The computer rebooted after the install, and the screen is
> not visually useable and I do not know what else to do.  I have my copy of
> jaws 18 on cd, and my user code, but I am at a loss to what to do now.
>
> Keith
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Blaster
>   To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>   Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 6:42 AM
>   Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 10 update issue
>
>
>   If you don't need a screen, that is to say you use a screen reader,
>   than no you don't have to replace it to run windows 10.  At this point
>   does the laptop boot up?
>   To be clear, could you provide the list with more information?
>
>   Do you need a laptop screen  to use a computeror do you use a screen
> reader?
>   Which reader do you use and do you need to reinstall it?
>
>   More info would be helpful,
>   Blaster
>
>   On 12/4/17, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@...> wrote:
>   > Hi, I had my wife's cousin help me with upgrading my laptop with windows
> 8.1
>   > to the free windows 10 upgrade.  The screen of the laptop is cracked, so
> he
>   > had to hook up the laptop to a digital tv using and H D M I cable.
>   >
>   > The update to windows 10 apparrently downloaded and he installed it.
>   >
>   > The computer was rebooted and now he does not know if the upgrade took
> to
>   > the laptop due to the H D M I drivers not being installed on the
> laptop.
>   >
>   > Any way I can figure out if the windows 10 update installed correctly,
> or do
>   > I need to go out and have the laptop's screen replaced?
>   >
>   > Thanks
>   >
>   > Keith
>   >
>
>
>



Re: preview pane in Outlook or Thunderbird??

Gene
 

Are you closing the message first and then pressing control d?  I don't use Outlook and I go through mail in a different way but we need to know if you are in an opened Message when you do this.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 9:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] preview pane in Outlook or Thunderbird??

Hi Rob.  If I press Control plus D, the message is deleted and I am placed on the header of the next message, but it does not open.

Thank you.

Vicky

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rod Hutton
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 1:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] preview pane in Outlook or Thunderbird??

Hi Vicky,

Yes, except that I'm using Window-Eyes rather than JFW, and, yet, this shouldn't matter whatsoever.
So, what happens if you press Ctrl-D when viewing a message that you want to delete?

Best,

Rod

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Vicky Vaughan
Sent: December 4, 2017 1:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] preview pane in Outlook or Thunderbird??

Hello,
Are you using Outlook 2016, Windows 10 and JAWS 2018?

I am unable to use Ctrl-D to drop into the next message body.
Please advise.
Thanks


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rod Hutton
Sent: Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] preview pane in Outlook or Thunderbird??

Hi Mary,

I use Outlook in Office 365, and I can whiz through messages which open as soon as you delete the one you're reading.
I haven't configured the preview pane since, coming from using Window-Eyes, and, indeed, continuing to use it, the Window-Eyes Outlook Enhance app always turns it off automatically.
The key is to set up Outlook to load the next or previous message automatically, depending on how you sort them in your current folder.
Since I sort my messages by subject, and then by date, with oldest at the bottom, I set up Outlook in the Outlook Mail Options to load the previous message automatically, and so this loads the newest message as soon as I delete it using the Outlook hotkey Ctrl-D.
As for reading the current message automatically, I use a Window-Eyes Cursor key definition for the cursor key Ctrl-D to execute the read to end command, and this just reads the next loaded message after you manually delete the current one.
With Jaws, the automatic reading of messages is set up using the quick verbosity dialog, accessed with Insert-V.
That's all there is to it, although, I admit, perhaps it may sound a little complicated. (smile)

Best,

Rod


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: December 1, 2017 9:12 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] preview pane in Outlook or Thunderbird??

Hi all,


I have come from a Windows xp machine using a very old email client, and I have also used the Mac native email client in its classic view. Both of these have the distinction of being able to use a single keystroke to get to a preview pane where you can read much of, and sometimes all of, an email message, without having to open the message and start a say all, then close the message and delete it. I find the preview pane to be a more efficient means of dealing with a lot of email. I have both Outlook from Office 16, which I haven't even looked at yet, because I figure it is seriously complicated, and Thunderbird, latest release version. Is there a way in either of these clients to have them open with focus either in the inbox, or at least on the folder preview of available boxes for a given account, then let you get into the inbox and have a preview pane available with one press of the tab key? Also, in T-bird, it always opens to the tool bar with the inbox tab selected. I would prefer that it open with the inbox tree view in focus, not that useless tab. More wasted keystrokes. Is there a way to make this happen?\


Mary









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Re: Amazon prime pantry

Jeffrey Schwartz
 

I am totally blind and my wife is severely  disabled.  We pay someone to do out grocery shopping and have got into a rut of bland sandwiches and such.  We have a Whole Foods nearby.  I was wondering if we could use the Amazon disability line to order groceries.

Thanks,

Jeff  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob J
Sent: Sunday, December 3, 2017 11:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon prime pantry

 

Hello Kay,

 

If you are an Amazon Prime member, you should be able to order, outside of the Prime Pantry, any one item or any number of any item and get free, 2-day delivery regardless of the cost of any one or more items in that order.  This is true for items sold by or fulfilled by Amazon.  Some so-called market place, third-party vendors do not follow those guidelines.

 

Orders from the Prime Pantry ordinarily require a shipping charge of $ 5.99 for each pantry box even if the box contains only one small, inexpensive item for the order.

 

Very recently, it seems that Amazon has made some changes to their shipping charges for pantry boxes.  Now, it seems, that you can order any number of Prime Pantry items and pay only one $ 5.99 shipping charge for that order.  In addition, you can subscribe to a Prime Pantry membership and get free shipping on Prime Pantry orders totaling $ 40.00 or more.  It is still not clear to me if the Prime Pantry membership costs $ 5.99 or $ 4.99 per month which, of course, they will charge to your account every month whether or not you place any Prime Pantry orders during that month.  For me, I rarely place any order for any where near $ 40.00 for Prime Pantry items, so, it is very unlikely that I will subscribe to a Prime Pantry membership!

 

hth

 

Bob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2017 6:10 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon prime pantry

 

Hey Michael,

Thanks for the help.  You are probably quite right and I should just call Amazon.  Take care.

 

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2017 4:12 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon prime pantry

 

 

I don’t really understand the Prime Pantry myself and have experienced many of the same things that you have mentioned. However, if you wish to purchase a Prime Pantry item without doing it as a PP item, then you will find the same     item else in the search results at a higher price. The item may or may not be marked as a Prime item, meaning that it qualifies for the Free 2-day shipping, which hardly ever happens anymore. In other words, you cannot purchase a Prime Pantry item for the great price that is quoted for the item without buying a box full of stuff. If you wish to speak to someone who would know, I would call the Amazon disability Customer Service line at 888-283-1678.

 

I purchased an item on Friday that was a Prime shipping item, but it said that I would not receive it until Wednesday of next week. Since the US Postal Service Is now delivering Amazon items on Sundays, that calculates into about 5 days for delivery.

 

Michael

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kay Malmquist
Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:35 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon prime pantry

 

I am really not sure where to ask these questions, but here goes.  I simply don't understand the prime pantry.  Yes, I understand that you basically buy a box for $5.  now, when you fill it up it goes by percentages.  But as you fill it up it might say you have 3 items left and so you get 3 more items and now it says that you still have 3 more items left and you have started on the next box.  So, you take an item out and you don't have a full box and it might say again that you have 3 more items.  This whole thing just doesn't make sense to me.  Now comes the next problem.  You can only buy one of an item even though more than one would fit in a box and if you do buy more than one, they will add another box even though that one is not full yet.  There is so much I don't get about this service and as of now I find it a supreme pain to use.  Now, for my next question.  If an item is marked as being prime pantry and you only want to buy one thing, is there any way to buy it not as a prime pantry item?  If anyone has any suggestions or can help me out I'd be forever grateful.  Thanks in advance.

 

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...


glad to be back online after outlook problem

Jeffrey Schwartz
 

About two weeks ago I started getting messages, presumably from Microsoft that they wanted to make updates to my Outlook 16. I resisted but they were so persistent that I finally agreed.  They made their updates and I couldn’t send or receive email.  I got dialogue boxes asking for my server, user name and password.  I’m on comcast and they would not accept my password.  I went in to change it but was stymied by a captia.  Today, my friend and long time tutor returned from vacation and resolved the problem in fifteen minutes.  If it were not an email issue, I know that I could have received the help I need from this list.

 

In any case, I’ve missed you all and next time I get an offer for updates, I will simply ignore them.\

Nice to be back,

Jeff


Re: Talking Win PE for XP

Blaster
 

The only one I know of, other than Carlo's version , is Bryan Smart's
version at:
https://blog.bryansmart.com/talking-windows-7-pre-installation-environment/

If there's one specifically for XP, I've never heard about it. Maybe
someone on the list can tell you more,
Blaster

On 12/4/17, Eleni Vamvakari <elvam2167@gmail.com> wrote:
I read some time ago that there is a Talking Win PE disk for XP. I
even downloaded it. But I no longer have access to it, and I may need
to reinstall XP on one or two machines. Can someone please tell me
where I can find it?

Thanks,
Eleni

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Re: windows 10 update issue

Blaster
 

Well the first thing I would do when you get to the pc is turn it on
and listen to hear if it sounds like it's working or if it sounds like
it's at rest. You can press the windows key + the Ctrl key + the
enter key to start the built in Microsoft Narrator screen reader.

Try that first and report back with your findings.

Sorry to hear about your wife, I hope she's feeling better,
Blaster

On 12/4/17, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@gmail.com> wrote:
I was in the windows 8.1 OS with Window eyes. Then we started the update
without window eyes being on (due to me trying to do the update without
sighted assistance and the 8.1 OS being so damn slow and not responding to
my inputs.

Then I had to leave because it took 3 hours to download the windows 10
update to a 7% completion.

The next day my wife went tothe ER with signs of a stroke, and I have been
with her for the past 4 days and now I am home, but when her cousin told me
that the H D M I drivers were not installed with the windows 10 update, and
the window eyes screen reader having been uninstalled due to not being
supported by windows 10, he is at a loss. The computer is over at his
house, so I can not tinker with it.

Keith
----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 7:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 10 update issue


Well, After you first started the installation you were in the windows
7 OS with JAWS speech right? Then it should have asked to reboot and
I think that's where you are now, right?
If so, you need to let the laptop run, for me it took more than 30
minutes and then it rebooted by itself and began to install some more
things. When it finally went quiet it was about another 10 minutes.
Some other users on list had reported it had installed faster than
that, but that was my experience.

So using my info above, where do you think you are in the installation?

Blaster


On 12/4/17, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have no clue. The computer rebooted after the install, and the screen
is
> not visually useable and I do not know what else to do. I have my copy
of
> jaws 18 on cd, and my user code, but I am at a loss to what to do now.
>
> Keith
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Blaster
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 6:42 AM
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 10 update issue
>
>
> If you don't need a screen, that is to say you use a screen reader,
> than no you don't have to replace it to run windows 10. At this
point
> does the laptop boot up?
> To be clear, could you provide the list with more information?
>
> Do you need a laptop screen to use a computeror do you use a screen
> reader?
> Which reader do you use and do you need to reinstall it?
>
> More info would be helpful,
> Blaster
>
> On 12/4/17, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi, I had my wife's cousin help me with upgrading my laptop with
windows
> 8.1
> > to the free windows 10 upgrade. The screen of the laptop is
cracked, so
> he
> > had to hook up the laptop to a digital tv using and H D M I cable.
> >
> > The update to windows 10 apparrently downloaded and he installed
it.
> >
> > The computer was rebooted and now he does not know if the upgrade
took
> to
> > the laptop due to the H D M I drivers not being installed on the
> laptop.
> >
> > Any way I can figure out if the windows 10 update installed
correctly,
> or do
> > I need to go out and have the laptop's screen replaced?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Keith
> >
>
>
>



Talking Win PE for XP

Eleni Vamvakari
 

I read some time ago that there is a Talking Win PE disk for XP. I
even downloaded it. But I no longer have access to it, and I may need
to reinstall XP on one or two machines. Can someone please tell me
where I can find it?

Thanks,
Eleni

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Re: preview pane in Outlook or Thunderbird??

Blaster
 

I think this is what your looking for.

Make Outlook Go to Next Message After Deleting Email
Go to File > Options and select Mail in the left pane.
Outlook Options
Then in the right side scroll all the way down to the Other section.
You’ll see “After moving or deleting an open item” from the dropdown
menu, select Open the next item and click OK to save the changes.
Open Next Item
That’s all there is to it! Now when you delete an open message, it
will open the next message right away versus going back to the
current folder you’re in. This tip will allow you to manage your
email in a more rapid fashion.

HTH,
Blaster

On 12/4/17, Vicky Vaughan <vrvaughan63@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Rob. If I press Control plus D, the message is deleted and I am placed
on the header of the next message, but it does not open.

Thank you.

Vicky

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rod Hutton
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 1:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] preview pane in Outlook or Thunderbird??

Hi Vicky,

Yes, except that I'm using Window-Eyes rather than JFW, and, yet, this
shouldn't matter whatsoever.
So, what happens if you press Ctrl-D when viewing a message that you want to
delete?

Best,

Rod

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Vicky Vaughan
Sent: December 4, 2017 1:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] preview pane in Outlook or Thunderbird??

Hello,
Are you using Outlook 2016, Windows 10 and JAWS 2018?

I am unable to use Ctrl-D to drop into the next message body.
Please advise.
Thanks


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rod Hutton
Sent: Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] preview pane in Outlook or Thunderbird??

Hi Mary,

I use Outlook in Office 365, and I can whiz through messages which open as
soon as you delete the one you're reading.
I haven't configured the preview pane since, coming from using Window-Eyes,
and, indeed, continuing to use it, the Window-Eyes Outlook Enhance app
always turns it off automatically.
The key is to set up Outlook to load the next or previous message
automatically, depending on how you sort them in your current folder.
Since I sort my messages by subject, and then by date, with oldest at the
bottom, I set up Outlook in the Outlook Mail Options to load the previous
message automatically, and so this loads the newest message as soon as I
delete it using the Outlook hotkey Ctrl-D.
As for reading the current message automatically, I use a Window-Eyes Cursor
key definition for the cursor key Ctrl-D to execute the read to end command,
and this just reads the next loaded message after you manually delete the
current one.
With Jaws, the automatic reading of messages is set up using the quick
verbosity dialog, accessed with Insert-V.
That's all there is to it, although, I admit, perhaps it may sound a little
complicated. (smile)

Best,

Rod


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Mary Otten
Sent: December 1, 2017 9:12 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] preview pane in Outlook or Thunderbird??

Hi all,


I have come from a Windows xp machine using a very old email client, and I
have also used the Mac native email client in its classic view. Both of
these have the distinction of being able to use a single keystroke to get to
a preview pane where you can read much of, and sometimes all of, an email
message, without having to open the message and start a say all, then close
the message and delete it. I find the preview pane to be a more efficient
means of dealing with a lot of email. I have both Outlook from Office 16,
which I haven't even looked at yet, because I figure it is seriously
complicated, and Thunderbird, latest release version. Is there a way in
either of these clients to have them open with focus either in the inbox, or
at least on the folder preview of available boxes for a given account, then
let you get into the inbox and have a preview pane available with one press
of the tab key? Also, in T-bird, it always opens to the tool bar with the
inbox tab selected. I would prefer that it open with the inbox tree view in
focus, not that useless tab. More wasted keystrokes. Is there a way to make
this happen?\


Mary









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Re: windows 10 update issue

Keith S
 


I was in the windows 8.1 OS with Window eyes.  Then we started the update without window eyes being on (due to me trying to do the update without sighted assistance and the 8.1 OS being so damn slow and not responding to my inputs.
 
Then I had to leave because it took 3 hours to download the windows 10 update to a 7% completion.
 
The next day my wife went tothe ER with signs of a stroke, and I have been with her for the past 4 days and now I am home, but when her cousin told me that the H D M I drivers were not installed with the windows 10 update,  and the window eyes screen reader having been uninstalled due to not being supported by windows 10, he is at a loss.  The computer is over at his house, so I can not tinker with it.
 
Keith

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 7:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 10 update issue

Well, After you first started the installation you were in the windows
7 OS with JAWS speech right?  Then it should have asked to reboot and
I think that's where you are now, right?
If so, you need to let the laptop run, for me it took more than 30
minutes and then it rebooted by itself and began to install some more
things.  When it finally went quiet it was about another 10 minutes.
Some other users on list had reported it had installed faster than
that, but that was my experience.

So using my info above, where do you think you are in the installation?

Blaster


On 12/4/17, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@...> wrote:
> I have no clue.  The computer rebooted after the install, and the screen is
> not visually useable and I do not know what else to do.  I have my copy of
> jaws 18 on cd, and my user code, but I am at a loss to what to do now.
>
> Keith
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Blaster
>   To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>   Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 6:42 AM
>   Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 10 update issue
>
>
>   If you don't need a screen, that is to say you use a screen reader,
>   than no you don't have to replace it to run windows 10.  At this point
>   does the laptop boot up?
>   To be clear, could you provide the list with more information?
>
>   Do you need a laptop screen  to use a computeror do you use a screen
> reader?
>   Which reader do you use and do you need to reinstall it?
>
>   More info would be helpful,
>   Blaster
>
>   On 12/4/17, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@...> wrote:
>   > Hi, I had my wife's cousin help me with upgrading my laptop with windows
> 8.1
>   > to the free windows 10 upgrade.  The screen of the laptop is cracked, so
> he
>   > had to hook up the laptop to a digital tv using and H D M I cable.
>   >
>   > The update to windows 10 apparrently downloaded and he installed it.
>   >
>   > The computer was rebooted and now he does not know if the upgrade took
> to
>   > the laptop due to the H D M I drivers not being installed on the
> laptop.
>   >
>   > Any way I can figure out if the windows 10 update installed correctly,
> or do
>   > I need to go out and have the laptop's screen replaced?
>   >
>   > Thanks
>   >
>   > Keith
>   >
>
>
>



Re: VERACRYPT?

Jeremy <icu8it2@...>
 

A bit late to these responses, but would you mind also shooting me any extra information privately you've got on other tools and such that are accessible that you share with

Olusegun? I'm somewhat familiar with using Veracrypt, as I mentioned before, but I've not really kept up on any other tools that might be around and that are accessible, etc. Also, what are your thoughts on creating the encrypted volume directly on the flash drive, compared to creating it elsewhere and then moving the volume to the drive afterwards. I don't know enough about how the creation process actually works to be certain, but I do know that I had issues with one flash drive I used for this, when I was creating the volume directly onto the drive and always wondered if it might be doing to many writes to the flash storage, maybe. Since then, I've always created the volume, normally pretty small volume containers for storing my important information, so text and such, outside the flash drive I want to store it on and then move it there after it's created.

Take care.

On 12/2/2017 9:21 AM, Aman Singer wrote:
Hi Olusegun,

The answer to both your questions is yes. Before I go into how, I
should say that the following doesn't apply if you're trying to defeat a
government-level attacker. If you're trying to do that, that is, if one of
the more despotic or forceful governments of the world is going to be
interested in these USB drives or the machines they're on, there are other
solutions which, though they may not work, will stand up to attack for a
good deal longer than the below. If that is the case, we should really take
this off list, as it has nothing to do with accessibility. The blind and
sighted are in the same boat.
Having said that, you can create an encrypted file container with
veracrypt for each main folder. I have pasted the instructions, from the
veracrypt documentation, below my name. This is an accessible process with
Jaws and NVDA except for the mouse movement for randomness. You can either
do this if you have a mouse or touch pad or have a sighted person do it. You
can also, depending on the abilities of any potential attacker, leave it.
From here, you have two options. First, you can create a new file container
for each of the subfolders and put that encrypted file container inside the
original container. To open the subfolder, you will have first to decrypt
the main container and then to decrypt the subfolder with a different
password. The user without the second password, that for the subfolder, will
know that the subfolder exists but will not know what is inside it. Note
that it is possible for the user of the main folder not to know even that
the subfolder exists, but this takes more work.
Alternatively, you can put, inside the main container, a subfolder
encrypted by another encryption application You can use any application
you like with the obvious caveats any user of encryption has to take into
consideration (is the application trustworthy, is it open source, is the
encryption implementation unbroken, etc). This is easier. Again, though, the
user of the main folder will know that the subfolder exists but will not be
able to access the contents.
I hope that's of use.
Aman

How to Create and Use a VeraCrypt Container
This chapter contains step-by-step instructions on how to create, mount, and
use a VeraCrypt
volume. We strongly recommend that you also read the other sections of this
manual, as they
contain important information.
STEP 1:
If you have not done so, download and install VeraCrypt. Then launch
VeraCrypt by doubleclicking
the file VeraCrypt.exe or by clicking the VeraCrypt shortcut in your Windows
Start menu.
STEP 2:
The main VeraCrypt window should appear. Click Create Volume (marked with a
red rectangle for
clarity).
STEP 3:
The VeraCrypt Volume Creation Wizard window should appear.
In this step you need to choose where you wish the VeraCrypt volume to be
created. A VeraCrypt
volume can reside in a file, which is also called container, in a partition
or drive. In this tutorial, we
will choose the first option and create a VeraCrypt volume within a file.
As the option is selected by default, you can just click Next.
Note: In the following steps, the screenshots will show only the right-hand
part of the Wizard window.
STEP 4:
In this step you need to choose whether to create a standard or hidden
VeraCrypt volume. In this
tutorial, we will choose the former option and create a standard VeraCrypt
volume.
As the option is selected by default, you can just click Next.
STEP 5:
In this step you have to specify where you wish the VeraCrypt volume (file
container) to be
created. Note that a VeraCrypt container is just like any normal file. It
can be, for example, moved
or deleted as any normal file. It also needs a filename, which you will
choose in the next step.
Click Select File.
The standard Windows file selector should appear (while the window of the
VeraCrypt Volume
Creation Wizard remains open in the background).
STEP 6:
In this tutorial, we will create our VeraCrypt volume in the folder F:\Data\
and the filename of the
volume (container) will be My Volume (as can be seen in the screenshot
above). You may, of
course, choose any other filename and location you like (for example, on a
USB memory stick).
Note that the file My Volume does not exist yet - VeraCrypt will create it.
IMPORTANT: Note that VeraCrypt will not encrypt any existing files (when
creating a
VeraCrypt file container). If you select an existing file in this step, it
will be overwritten and
replaced by the newly created volume (so the overwritten file will be lost,
not encrypted).
You will be able to encrypt existing files (later on) by moving them to the
VeraCrypt volume
that we are creating now. *
Select the desired path (where you wish the container to be created) in the
file selector.
Type the desired container filename in the File name box.
Click Save.
The file selector window should disappear.
In the following steps, we will return to the VeraCrypt Volume Creation
Wizard.
* Note that after you copy existing unencrypted files to a VeraCrypt volume,
you should securely erase (wipe) the original
unencrypted files. There are software tools that can be used for the purpose
of secure erasure (many of them are free).
STEP 7:
In the Volume Creation Wizard window, click Next.
STEP 8:
Here you can choose an encryption algorithm and a hash algorithm for the
volume. If you are not
sure what to select here, you can use the default settings and click Next
(for more information,
see chapters Encryption Algorithms and Hash Algorithms).
STEP 9:
Here we specify that we wish the size of our VeraCrypt container to be 250
megabyte. You may, of
course, specify a different size. After you type the desired size in the
input field (marked with a red
rectangle), click Next.
STEP 10:
This is one of the most important steps. Here you have to choose a good
volume password.
Read carefully the information displayed in the Wizard window about what is
considered a good
password.
After you choose a good password, type it in the first input field. Then
re-type it in the input field
below the first one and click Next.
Note: The button Next will be disabled until passwords in both input fields
are the same.
STEP 11:
Move your mouse as randomly as possible within the Volume Creation Wizard
window at least
until the randomness indicator becomes green. The longer you move the mouse,
the better (moving
the mouse for at least 30 seconds is recommended). This significantly
increases the
cryptographic strength of the encryption keys (which increases security).
Click Format.
Volume creation should begin. VeraCrypt will now create a file called My
Volume in the folder
F:\Data\ (as we specified in Step 6). This file will be a VeraCrypt
container (it will contain the
encrypted VeraCrypt volume). Depending on the size of the volume, the volume
creation may
take a long time. After it finishes, the following dialog box will appear:
Click OK to close the dialog box.
STEP 12:
We have just successfully created a VeraCrypt volume (file container).
In the VeraCrypt Volume Creation Wizard window, click Exit.
The Wizard window should disappear.
In the remaining steps, we will mount the volume we just created. We will
return to the main
VeraCrypt window (which should still be open, but if it is not, repeat Step
1 to launch VeraCrypt
and then continue from Step 13.)
STEP 13:
Select a drive letter from the list (marked with a red rectangle). This will
be the drive letter to which
the VeraCrypt container will be mounted.
Note: In this tutorial, we chose the drive letter M, but you may of course
choose any other
available drive letter.
STEP 14:
Click Select File.
The standard file selector window should appear.
STEP 15:
In the file selector, browse to the container file (which we created in
Steps 6-11) and select it.
Click Open (in the file selector window).
The file selector window should disappear.
In the following steps, we will return to the main VeraCrypt window.
STEP 16:
In the main VeraCrypt window, click Mount. Password
prompt dialog window should appear.
STEP 17:
Type the password (which you specified in Step 10) in the password input
field (marked with a
red rectangle).
STEP 18:
Select the PRF algorithm that was used during the creation of the volume
(SHA-512 is the default
PRF used by VeraCrypt). If you don't remember which PRF was used, just leave
it set to
"autodetection" but the mounting process will take more time. Click OK after
entering the
password.
VeraCrypt will now attempt to mount the volume. If the password is incorrect
(for example, if you
typed it incorrectly), VeraCrypt will notify you and you will need to repeat
the previous step (type
the password again and click OK). If the password is correct, the volume
will be mounted.
FINAL STEP:
We have just successfully mounted the container as a virtual disk M:
The virtual disk is entirely encrypted (including file names, allocation
tables, free space, etc.) and
behaves like a real disk. You can save (or copy, move, etc.) files to this
virtual disk and they will be
encrypted on the fly as they are being written.
If you open a file stored on a VeraCrypt volume, for example, in media
player, the file will be
automatically decrypted to RAM (memory) on the fly while it is being read.
Important: Note that when you open a file stored on a VeraCrypt volume (or
when you write/copy
a file to/from the VeraCrypt volume) you will not be asked to enter the
password again. You need
to enter the correct password only when mounting the volume.
You can open the mounted volume, for example, by selecting it on the list as
shown in the
screenshot above (blue selection) and then double-clicking on the selected
item.
You can also browse to the mounted volume the way you normally browse to any
other types of
volumes. For example, by opening the 'Computer' (or 'My Computer') list and
double clicking the
corresponding drive letter (in this case, it is the letter M).
You can copy files (or folders) to and from the VeraCrypt volume just as you
would copy them to
any normal disk (for example, by simple drag-and-drop operations). Files
that are being read or
copied from the encrypted VeraCrypt volume are automatically decrypted on
the fly in RAM
(memory). Similarly, files that are being written or copied to the VeraCrypt
volume are
automatically encrypted on the fly in RAM (right before they are written to
the disk).
Note that VeraCrypt never saves any decrypted data to a disk - it only
stores them temporarily in
RAM (memory). Even when the volume is mounted, data stored in the volume is
still encrypted.
When you restart Windows or turn off your computer, the volume will be
dismounted and all files
stored on it will be inaccessible (and encrypted). Even when power supply is
suddenly interrupted
(without proper system shut down), all files stored on the volume will be
inaccessible (and
encrypted). To make them accessible again, you have to mount the volume. To
do so, repeat
Steps 13-18.
If you want to close the volume and make files stored on it inaccessible,
either restart your
operating system or dismount the volume. To do so, follow these steps:
Select the volume from the list of mounted volumes in the main VeraCrypt
window (marked with a
red rectangle in the screenshot above) and then click Dismount (also marked
with a red rectangle
in the screenshot above). To make files stored on the volume accessible
again, you will have to
mount the volume. To do so, repeat Steps 13-18.


From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] VERACRYPT?

Hello All:

I need some helpful advice! I have a batch of folders on a USB flash drive.


Question: Is it possible to use VeraCrypt to encrypt each folder such that
each folder can only be opened with its own unique password? Can subfolders
also be encrypted such that both a parent folder and a subfolder can have
different passwords?

If not, I'd appreciate suggestions on how to accomplish this task.

The need to encrypt each folder on the USB flash drive is an essential
documentation requirement in my line of business. Looking forward to
reading your thoughts!!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado








Re: preview pane in Outlook or Thunderbird??

Vicky Vaughan
 

Hi Rob. If I press Control plus D, the message is deleted and I am placed on the header of the next message, but it does not open.

Thank you.

Vicky

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rod Hutton
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 1:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] preview pane in Outlook or Thunderbird??

Hi Vicky,

Yes, except that I'm using Window-Eyes rather than JFW, and, yet, this shouldn't matter whatsoever.
So, what happens if you press Ctrl-D when viewing a message that you want to delete?

Best,

Rod

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Vicky Vaughan
Sent: December 4, 2017 1:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] preview pane in Outlook or Thunderbird??

Hello,
Are you using Outlook 2016, Windows 10 and JAWS 2018?

I am unable to use Ctrl-D to drop into the next message body.
Please advise.
Thanks


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rod Hutton
Sent: Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] preview pane in Outlook or Thunderbird??

Hi Mary,

I use Outlook in Office 365, and I can whiz through messages which open as soon as you delete the one you're reading.
I haven't configured the preview pane since, coming from using Window-Eyes, and, indeed, continuing to use it, the Window-Eyes Outlook Enhance app always turns it off automatically.
The key is to set up Outlook to load the next or previous message automatically, depending on how you sort them in your current folder.
Since I sort my messages by subject, and then by date, with oldest at the bottom, I set up Outlook in the Outlook Mail Options to load the previous message automatically, and so this loads the newest message as soon as I delete it using the Outlook hotkey Ctrl-D.
As for reading the current message automatically, I use a Window-Eyes Cursor key definition for the cursor key Ctrl-D to execute the read to end command, and this just reads the next loaded message after you manually delete the current one.
With Jaws, the automatic reading of messages is set up using the quick verbosity dialog, accessed with Insert-V.
That's all there is to it, although, I admit, perhaps it may sound a little complicated. (smile)

Best,

Rod


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: December 1, 2017 9:12 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] preview pane in Outlook or Thunderbird??

Hi all,


I have come from a Windows xp machine using a very old email client, and I have also used the Mac native email client in its classic view. Both of these have the distinction of being able to use a single keystroke to get to a preview pane where you can read much of, and sometimes all of, an email message, without having to open the message and start a say all, then close the message and delete it. I find the preview pane to be a more efficient means of dealing with a lot of email. I have both Outlook from Office 16, which I haven't even looked at yet, because I figure it is seriously complicated, and Thunderbird, latest release version. Is there a way in either of these clients to have them open with focus either in the inbox, or at least on the folder preview of available boxes for a given account, then let you get into the inbox and have a preview pane available with one press of the tab key? Also, in T-bird, it always opens to the tool bar with the inbox tab selected. I would prefer that it open with the inbox tree view in focus, not that useless tab. More wasted keystrokes. Is there a way to make this happen?\


Mary









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Re: moving folders from pop3 to iMap?

Rod Hutton
 

Hi Adam,

 

Sorry, but I’m out of my depth when it comes to Thunderbird.

 

Good luck,

 

Rod

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of adam morris
Sent: December 4, 2017 7:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] moving folders from pop3 to iMap?

 

Hi Rod,

Not sure why you get an error, possibly because they are an Australian ISP.

She is using thunderbird, we have all the folders in the pop account.

 

 

On 05-Dec-17 11:15, Rod Hutton wrote:

Hi Adam,

 

I keep getting a site error when trying to reach that ISP’s info page.

Anyway, you didn’t mention the email software she uses since I’m hoping it was Outlook because it would be quite easy simply to create an Outlook.Pst file, dump all her folders into it, close it, and then open it again after converting the email account to IMap.

This is why I use only Outlook, since email is easily contained in a single file, and therefore easily ported.

I even did this the other day when I wanted all my Windows email from many years on my MacBook running Office 365 for the Mac.

On the Mac, however, an import procedure was required, but it was still painless.

 

Best,

 

Rod

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of adam morris
Sent: December 4, 2017 4:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] moving folders from pop3 to iMap?

 

Hi Rod,

She is using an isp domain,

internode.on.net

 

 

On 05-Dec-17 00:11, Rod Hutton wrote:

Hi Adam,

 

What is her domain, that is, the part of the email address after the at (@) sign?

Also, what email client program was she using?

 

Best,

 

Rod

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of adam morris
Sent: December 4, 2017 2:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] moving folders from pop3 to iMap?

 

Hi all,

looking to change a friend who has 3 devices from using pop to iMap.

She has folders under the inbox.

What is the easiest way to get those folders and messages inside to imap?

I realise I need to make a new iMap account on each device.

 

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Re: BRF Files

Howard Traxler <howard@...>
 

It's been quite awhile now, but when I did it, I had to install a driver for the Blazer. Windows called it a "plain text printer". Once it was installed, one could send text through it to the embosser. To send a file to the embosser, you could use an app such as notepad, wordpad, NFBTrans, Duxbury, etc.

A .BRF file was one usually created by an early version of the Duxbury translator and was a braille file of the sort intended by its creator; grade I, grade II or non-contracted braille. In any case, it was ready to be embossed.

Hope that helps.

Howard

----- Original Message -----
From: "Aman Singer" <aman.singer@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BRF Files


Hello,

You ask quite a few questions below, let me answer as much as I can here to the best of my ability.
You ask:
If I just plug the Blazer into my computer, I doubt that Windows will recognise it as an embosser. Does a translator usually not have its own drivers for such devices? If not, then must i install drivers for this one?

This depends on a few factors. First, are you using the blazer through the serial port or its parallel port? Secondly, what version of Windows do you have? Thirdly, what translator are you using, if any?


You ask:
What if I had a file that was in txt or rtf with no graphics?

Assuming you can connect the printer using the generic/text only driver, you should, with emphasis on the should, be able to emboss from, for example, Notepad or Wordpad so long as the file is txt/rtf. How the file will turn out is an open question. I'm afraid I know nothing about braille graphics.

You ask:
I am not receiving these from a regular bookseller or a transcriber.
This is the National Braille Press. To my knowledge, whatever they have is what you get.

I'm very familiar with NBP, and my experience with them is that they will bend over backwards to fulfill customer requests. I would definitely ask if they can help you get the format you want.
Aman

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Eleni Vamvakari
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 5:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BRF Files

If I just plug the Blazer into my computer, I doubt that Windows will recognise it as an embosser. Does a translator usually not have its own drivers for such devices? If not, then must i install drivers for this one? Do I just tell it to print, as I would with a regular printer?

I don't have a braille display, and right now, I don't have a printer plugged in to the computer. But I guess that answers my previous question. I can just use a generic printer driver. Can I print graphics this way? What if I had a file that was in txt or rtf with no graphics? Could I make the Blazer emboss a tactile print file?
What about a Tiger Cub? My friend has one of those, and we're trying to figure out how to make such files.

I am not receiving these from a regular bookseller or a transcriber.
This is the National Braille Press. To my knowledge, whatever they have is what you get.

Thanks,
Eleni

On 04/12/2017, Aman Singer <aman.singer@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,

Permit me to answer your questions under each question. You ask:

Do I need something like the Braille Blaster translator, or is there a
way to emboss them directly?

BRF files are already in braille. Generally, though not universally,
they are in contracted braille, but in any case, they are formatted so
that they will appear properly on a braille embosser or note taker
without further translation. Therefore, no translation package should
be needed if you're going to emboss them.

You write:
Note that, for regular rtf and txt documents, I just use Wordpad or
Notepad.

In that case, you can do that with these BRF files. They will not
read properly with your screen reader's voice, but will read fine with
your screen reader's braille display assuming the right settings are
in place and will emboss as if they are text or RTF. I assume you're
using the generic text printer driver.

You ask:
Are these brf files in Grade II or UEB? If they're in the latter, how
can I convert them to the former? Can they be converted to rtf or txt?

You'll need to ask the provider, BRF as a format can be in any
braille code the producer likes. Whether you can back-translate the
files, and to what format depends on what format they are in now and
what software you have. If I may respectfully say so, however, I'm not
sure why you would do that. If you want grade 2, and the files are in
UEB, why not ask the provider to provide you a copy in grade 2? If
you're looking to translate them to text or RTF, is the provider not
able to provide you a better format like epub/html/xml/Daisy?
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Eleni Vamvakari
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 3:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] BRF Files

I recently saw several books from the National Braille Press that
interested me. Most were available in brf format, which works with
notetakers and embossers. I have a Braille Blazer. How do I emboss
these files? Do I need something like the Braille Blaster translator,
or is there a way to emboss them directly? Note that, for regular rtf
and txt documents, I just use Wordpad or Notepad. Are these brf files
in Grade II or UEB? If they're in the latter, how can I convert them
to the former? Can they be converted to rtf or txt?

Thanks,
Eleni

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Re: windows 10 update issue

Blaster
 

Well, After you first started the installation you were in the windows
7 OS with JAWS speech right? Then it should have asked to reboot and
I think that's where you are now, right?
If so, you need to let the laptop run, for me it took more than 30
minutes and then it rebooted by itself and began to install some more
things. When it finally went quiet it was about another 10 minutes.
Some other users on list had reported it had installed faster than
that, but that was my experience.

So using my info above, where do you think you are in the installation?

Blaster

On 12/4/17, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@gmail.com> wrote:
I have no clue. The computer rebooted after the install, and the screen is
not visually useable and I do not know what else to do. I have my copy of
jaws 18 on cd, and my user code, but I am at a loss to what to do now.

Keith
----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 6:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 10 update issue


If you don't need a screen, that is to say you use a screen reader,
than no you don't have to replace it to run windows 10. At this point
does the laptop boot up?
To be clear, could you provide the list with more information?

Do you need a laptop screen to use a computeror do you use a screen
reader?
Which reader do you use and do you need to reinstall it?

More info would be helpful,
Blaster

On 12/4/17, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, I had my wife's cousin help me with upgrading my laptop with windows
8.1
> to the free windows 10 upgrade. The screen of the laptop is cracked, so
he
> had to hook up the laptop to a digital tv using and H D M I cable.
>
> The update to windows 10 apparrently downloaded and he installed it.
>
> The computer was rebooted and now he does not know if the upgrade took
to
> the laptop due to the H D M I drivers not being installed on the
laptop.
>
> Any way I can figure out if the windows 10 update installed correctly,
or do
> I need to go out and have the laptop's screen replaced?
>
> Thanks
>
> Keith
>



Re: FW: [win10] Classic Shell is being retired, maybe . . .

Keith S
 


what is the URL for the classic shell for windows 10?
 
Just so  I have it on my backup drive
 
Thanks
 
Keith

----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 9:30 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] FW: [win10] Classic Shell is being retired, maybe . . .

Hi,

An interesting development (from what I can gather from the below message and the link).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 6:37 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Classic Shell is being retired, maybe . . .

 

 

         My guess is that someone, or some ones, will pick it up as an open source project, but how quickly and how effectively remains to be seen.  I just wanted to make everyone aware of this in case the next Windows 10 feature update, which is slated for the March-April time frame (I think), might cause the existing version to break.  

         There seem to be a lot of Classic Shell users on this group and other blind technology related groups.  Feel free to share this wherever else you might think appropriate.

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Re: windows 10 update issue

Keith S
 


I have no clue.  The computer rebooted after the install, and the screen is not visually useable and I do not know what else to do.  I have my copy of jaws 18 on cd, and my user code, but I am at a loss to what to do now.
 
Keith

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 6:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 10 update issue

If you don't need a screen, that is to say you use a screen reader,
than no you don't have to replace it to run windows 10.  At this point
does the laptop boot up?
To be clear, could you provide the list with more information?

Do you need a laptop screen  to use a computeror do you use a screen reader?
Which reader do you use and do you need to reinstall it?

More info would be helpful,
Blaster

On 12/4/17, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@...> wrote:
> Hi, I had my wife's cousin help me with upgrading my laptop with windows 8.1
> to the free windows 10 upgrade.  The screen of the laptop is cracked, so he
> had to hook up the laptop to a digital tv using and H D M I cable.
>
> The update to windows 10 apparrently downloaded and he installed it.
>
> The computer was rebooted and now he does not know if the upgrade took to
> the laptop due to the H D M I drivers not being installed on the laptop.
>
> Any way I can figure out if the windows 10 update installed correctly, or do
> I need to go out and have the laptop's screen replaced?
>
> Thanks
>
> Keith
>


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