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removing blank lines cleaning up files notepad plus plus?

Josh Kennedy
 

Hi,

Is notepad plus plus accessible with NVDA? I have some text files I want to do some advanced editing on. In some, I want to remove all blank lines. Others are from an old dos program and have extra ascii ansi junk characters that I want to get rid of. Once fixed up, I want to re-save the text files, open in wordPad and save as docx files to re-translate into braille to put on the orbit reader 20. I put two files on there, and have to hit the scroll forward button a lot to skip extra blank lines which interrupts my ability to read the file smoothly.

 

Joshknnd1982@...

 

Josh

 

 

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Re: Free Software to convert .wma to .mp3

William Vandervest
 

I use Goldwave  to convert files from one format to another, but I got mine from the goldwave website, don’t know if the app in the Microsoft app store is free or has a free demo version, also don’t know how accessible that app is

 

 


Re: braille embosser vs orbit 20

Pamela Dominguez
 

I must have missed this.  What is it?  Pam.
 

From: Cristóbal
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] braille embosser vs orbit 20
 

Anyone hear anything new about the APH Graphiti? If it’s still on track to come out? One of those things that almost sounds too good to be true.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2018 4:00 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] braille embosser vs orbit 20

 

Hi,

I personally think in many cases the orbit reader is better than a braille embosser or braille printer! Why? With a braille embosser you have to maintain it, make sure it has lots of paper, wait for what you want to actually print out, and have a physical place to store your embossed braille. At this point the only advantage to an embosser is if you want to look at tables. But even that on the orbit20 is not too difficult due to how send to braille turns Microsoft word tables into quite easy to read tables formatted for a braille display. If I really want to read charts and stuff and I will be getting this later this year hopefully once it is out. The $1300 or so canute360 9 line 40 cell multiline display will meet my table reading needs. And it too will have solid signage quality braille so I hear. I also want to get the braille me when it comes out sometime this month as well. I thought about getting an emBraille printer for $1995. But then when I think of the almost instant access to any braille I wish through the orbit reader 20 and other low cost displays like it, I ask myself why? Why bother with a $1995 braille printer? If I want graphics I’ll wait for the orbit graphiti. Multiline braille? Wait for canute360. Faster refresh rate than orbit gives me? Plus cursor router buttons, Get braille me. At this point I just cannot justify the purchase of an embosser. With orbit reader I can grab something off the internet, off a page with knfb reader and my phone and have it in braille in a few moments. Very very fast. And if I want higher quality braille with fancy colored boxes and stuff, then braille blaster is the answer. At most if I need Duxbury if I want transcribe something in some foreign languages but even that can be accomplished by changing to another translation table with send to braille translator that is free.

 

Josh

 

 

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Re: what program to use to convert .mp4 to .mp3 format

Smiling?
 

There are both installer and portable versions on the page below.

 

Pazera Free Audio Extractor - Audio converter and extractor of audio tracks from video files:

http://www.pazera-software.com/products/audio-extractor/

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2018 4:04 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] what program to use to convert .mp4 to .mp3 format

 

Subject line says it all.  I tried using Goldwave, but  after I opened  the .mp4 file with GW I had to make some choices as to  raw format or VOX (or something like that)  and after I hit okay, I hit space bar to start playing the file and all it was was scrreching, like really bad feedback from a microphone.

 

 

Thanks

 

Keith


what program to use to convert .mp4 to .mp3 format

Keith S
 

Subject line says it all.  I tried using Goldwave, but  after I opened  the .mp4 file with GW I had to make some choices as to  raw format or VOX (or something like that)  and after I hit okay, I hit space bar to start playing the file and all it was was scrreching, like really bad feedback from a microphone.
 
 
Thanks
 
Keith


Free Software to convert .wma to .mp3

Fanus
 

Hello list
Can anyone recommend a software package?
Regards
Fanus
 


Re: talking caller id

Chris Grabowski <skywalker@...>
 

Hi,
It reads names that you record.  You can only record a certain number of names though.
You are correct, that one has call waiting capabilities.



From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Monday, Jun 11, 2018 12:19 AM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] talking caller id

Lenny, you might be in luck if you can find the Talking Caller Id Classco
9900CW.  Hopefully I got that part number right.  No longer made, but on
several of the Buy & Sell lists frequented by the blind, they are being sold
now and then.  I believe the part number I indicated herein does come with a
Call Waiting feature.  And, yes, you can play back as many times as you wish
the caller's number.  I don't believe it reads out names though.

In any case, if the info is a bit old or slightly out of whack, other list
members will kindly help fill in the missing info.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado  






Re: talking caller id

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Lenny, you might be in luck if you can find the Talking Caller Id Classco
9900CW. Hopefully I got that part number right. No longer made, but on
several of the Buy & Sell lists frequented by the blind, they are being sold
now and then. I believe the part number I indicated herein does come with a
Call Waiting feature. And, yes, you can play back as many times as you wish
the caller's number. I don't believe it reads out names though.

In any case, if the info is a bit old or slightly out of whack, other list
members will kindly help fill in the missing info.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


talking caller id

Lenny McHugh
 

I am using xfinity phone service and previously purchased a panasonic phone system with talking caller id. It is a real hoover since it will only announce the incoming call while it is ringing. I never could figure out how to go back through the phone list of calls. The other day I was able to get in contact with the panasonic support and was informed that none of their phones will have that capability. Is there a stand along talking caller id that I can plug into the network for this purpose. I called several stores and they have no idea what I am even talking about or have no knowledge of their products. All suggestions greatly appreciated.

---

Please visit my web page

It’s motivational, inspirational with a touch of humor

There is also a very extensive resource list for the blind

http://www.LennyMcHugh.com

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Re: braille embosser vs orbit 20

Cristóbal
 

Anyone hear anything new about the APH Graphiti? If it’s still on track to come out? One of those things that almost sounds too good to be true.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2018 4:00 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] braille embosser vs orbit 20

 

Hi,

I personally think in many cases the orbit reader is better than a braille embosser or braille printer! Why? With a braille embosser you have to maintain it, make sure it has lots of paper, wait for what you want to actually print out, and have a physical place to store your embossed braille. At this point the only advantage to an embosser is if you want to look at tables. But even that on the orbit20 is not too difficult due to how send to braille turns Microsoft word tables into quite easy to read tables formatted for a braille display. If I really want to read charts and stuff and I will be getting this later this year hopefully once it is out. The $1300 or so canute360 9 line 40 cell multiline display will meet my table reading needs. And it too will have solid signage quality braille so I hear. I also want to get the braille me when it comes out sometime this month as well. I thought about getting an emBraille printer for $1995. But then when I think of the almost instant access to any braille I wish through the orbit reader 20 and other low cost displays like it, I ask myself why? Why bother with a $1995 braille printer? If I want graphics I’ll wait for the orbit graphiti. Multiline braille? Wait for canute360. Faster refresh rate than orbit gives me? Plus cursor router buttons, Get braille me. At this point I just cannot justify the purchase of an embosser. With orbit reader I can grab something off the internet, off a page with knfb reader and my phone and have it in braille in a few moments. Very very fast. And if I want higher quality braille with fancy colored boxes and stuff, then braille blaster is the answer. At most if I need Duxbury if I want transcribe something in some foreign languages but even that can be accomplished by changing to another translation table with send to braille translator that is free.

 

Josh

 

 

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Re: The latest iPad and dropbox

Vicki W
 

I created a folder that I don't share with anyone and place them in there, but I think you can just place them into dropbox.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathy Pingstock" <kpingstock@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2018 6:49 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] The latest iPad and dropbox


Vicky do I have to create a folder or anything or just put them right in my dropbox question Kathy
On Jun 10, 2018, at 6:49 PM, Vicki W <vwherry4@comcast.net> wrote:

If you have Dropbox on your computer and that is where your books are, just place them in your Drop Box there and they will show up in the Drop Box app on your device, assuming you have installed the Drop Box App on your IPad.

I'm not sure how to get them from the Drop Box App to Dream Reader, though.

Vicki

----- Original Message ----- From: "Kathy Pingstock" <kpingstock@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2018 3:21 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] The latest iPad and dropbox



Good evening
I Purchased the app Voice dream reader last night, I am currently using the latest iPad and someone mentioned on this email list about using dropbox to put books in and I can use This app with the dropbox, not sure how to put some of my MP3 books in the dropbox can somebody help me with this

Thank you Cathy





Re: The latest iPad and dropbox

 

If you don't use the instructions I gave to add dropbox to voice dream
reader if you go into the dropbox app as usual and select the item you
want you can choose export and export it to voice dream reader.
The folders don't matter in either method. They only count if you want
to keep things organized.
I have a books folder and in that folder I have different folders for
genre. You could do by author, topic, or whatever.
If you add it to voice dream it will go faster. I used to do it that
way until I added it to the app.

On 6/10/18, Kathy Pingstock <kpingstock@gmail.com> wrote:
Vicky do I have to create a folder or anything or just put them right in my
dropbox question Kathy
On Jun 10, 2018, at 6:49 PM, Vicki W <vwherry4@comcast.net> wrote:

If you have Dropbox on your computer and that is where your books are,
just place them in your Drop Box there and they will show up in the Drop
Box app on your device, assuming you have installed the Drop Box App on
your IPad.

I'm not sure how to get them from the Drop Box App to Dream Reader,
though.

Vicki

----- Original Message ----- From: "Kathy Pingstock"
<kpingstock@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2018 3:21 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] The latest iPad and dropbox



Good evening
I Purchased the app Voice dream reader last night, I am currently using
the latest iPad and someone mentioned on this email list about using
dropbox to put books in and I can use This app with the dropbox, not
sure how to put some of my MP3 books in the dropbox can somebody help me
with this

Thank you Cathy







Re: The latest iPad and dropbox

Kathy Pingstock
 

Vicky do I have to create a folder or anything or just put them right in my dropbox question Kathy

On Jun 10, 2018, at 6:49 PM, Vicki W <vwherry4@comcast.net> wrote:

If you have Dropbox on your computer and that is where your books are, just place them in your Drop Box there and they will show up in the Drop Box app on your device, assuming you have installed the Drop Box App on your IPad.

I'm not sure how to get them from the Drop Box App to Dream Reader, though.

Vicki

----- Original Message ----- From: "Kathy Pingstock" <kpingstock@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2018 3:21 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] The latest iPad and dropbox



Good evening
I Purchased the app Voice dream reader last night, I am currently using the latest iPad and someone mentioned on this email list about using dropbox to put books in and I can use This app with the dropbox, not sure how to put some of my MP3 books in the dropbox can somebody help me with this

Thank you Cathy





Re: UEB Braille code and restaurant menu inaccessibility

Evan Reese
 

Yup, we had one of those 145 volume Worldbook Encyclopedias at our school as well. It was in the library.
Also, in addition to the 31 or 2 volume Webster's dictionary which we had a few copies of in a few classrooms, we had a really good Webster's Collegiate dictionary that was 72 volumes. When I really wanted to get the scoop on a word, or it was a less used word, that one was the one to go to.
Now, with my Pac Mate, and a Compact Flash card, I could carry around all those volumes, and thousands more in my backpack. It's pretty cool, no doubt of that.
Evan

-----Original Message-----
From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2018 8:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] UEB Braille code and restaurant menu inaccessibility

Chief Gene, 145 volumes for a Braille Encyclopedia? BarJesus, I need five
bedrooms to load those on my shelf!

give me paperless Braille anyday! It has helped me to stop people from
LYING TO ME about Bible passages. When a passage is being referred to, I
ask for the specific book and chapter then I open to read it right there in
the presence of whomever is trying to bamboozle me.

UEB Braille? Not my beef, but I'll read it when push comes to shove! Since
I read in more than one language anyway, I'm not too concerned with what
English has chosen to do to Braille.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: The latest iPad and dropbox

 

I have the app for the iPhone, but I assume what I say will work for iPad too.
When on the home screen tap on "add" then swipe till you hear "more."
It will give you a list of options like dropbox, bookshare,
instapaper,google drive, and a bunch of others.
Enable or turn on the selection for dropbox.
It should go right to the screen where you enter in your login information.
After you enter in that info it should let you browse what's in your folder.
There are two options you can use to navigate either "back" or
""close." I used to always use to hit close on accident so just
pointing this out. Back goes up in the folder list while close closes
the entire dialogue.

Hope that helps

On 6/10/18, Vicki W <vwherry4@comcast.net> wrote:
If you have Dropbox on your computer and that is where your books are, just

place them in your Drop Box there and they will show up in the Drop Box app

on your device, assuming you have installed the Drop Box App on your IPad.

I'm not sure how to get them from the Drop Box App to Dream Reader, though.

Vicki

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathy Pingstock" <kpingstock@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2018 3:21 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] The latest iPad and dropbox



Good evening
I Purchased the app Voice dream reader last night, I am currently using the

latest iPad and someone mentioned on this email list about using dropbox to

put books in and I can use This app with the dropbox, not sure how to put

some of my MP3 books in the dropbox can somebody help me with this

Thank you Cathy






converting old text files

Josh Kennedy
 

hi,

In my dos emulator, I have a keysoft demo. And there is a manual in text txt files. But the txt files have extra ansi or ascii characters in them. A bunch of pounds and euros and other odd symbols. I think they were to tell the old keysoft how to format the file and read it. Is there any way to get rid of what I consider now these ascii junk characters? I want somehow a nice clean copy of these, to turn into Microsoft word docx files, then translate to ueb braille and read on the orbit reader20 to remember my childhood. So if anyone knows how to clean up such old text files please let me know.

 

Thanks,

 

Josh

 

 

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Re: UEB Braille code and restaurant menu inaccessibility

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Chief Gene, 145 volumes for a Braille Encyclopedia? BarJesus, I need five
bedrooms to load those on my shelf!

give me paperless Braille anyday! It has helped me to stop people from
LYING TO ME about Bible passages. When a passage is being referred to, I
ask for the specific book and chapter then I open to read it right there in
the presence of whomever is trying to bamboozle me.

UEB Braille? Not my beef, but I'll read it when push comes to shove! Since
I read in more than one language anyway, I'm not too concerned with what
English has chosen to do to Braille.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: BrailleMe

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Audrey, I signed up for a prototype of the BrailleMe so I can TAKE IT
THROUGH MY TORTURE CHAMBER and report back to this and any other fora what
its tolerance ratio for pain is.

As of the time of writing, I have had NO CORRESPONDENCES from its
developers. As such, it is hard for me to say yay or nay regarding the
purchase of the BrailleMe toy at this time. However, if there is a GOOD
REFUND policy, you may want to purchase and play with it for a bit, then
send it back if it falls flat

If you do go ahead with the purchase, please do let us know how well it
performs; if I do read from its manufacturers, I will yell if not on this
list, at least privately!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


another thing about orbit20 I like

Josh Kennedy
 

I found another advantage of reading with orbit reader20. I have just as much privacy as a sighted person! I can still read while someone else is watching tv or listening to music. I don’t have to turn up headphones or speakers or have them turn music down so I can hear synthetic speech. I can just read what I want, when I want! Orbit readers are still in stock. They have lots in stock. So go buy one and see for yourself! You can’t beat $449 for a brand new highest quality braille display that gets nearly 40 hours on a single charge and can hold hundreds of thousands of braille volumes!

 

Josh

 

 

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Re: braille embosser vs orbit 20

Victor
 

Hi Josh:

I agree! In my opinion, the refreshable braille display is one of the greatest inventions ever developed for the blind community! Braille embosser’s are great, but braille documents take up too much room! It makes more sense to obtain a refreshable braille display if at all possible. Now that these low cost braille displays are coming out, more blind people will be able to do that. Thank God!

Victor


On Jun 10, 2018, at 3:59 PM, Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...> wrote:

Hi,

I personally think in many cases the orbit reader is better than a braille embosser or braille printer! Why? With a braille embosser you have to maintain it, make sure it has lots of paper, wait for what you want to actually print out, and have a physical place to store your embossed braille. At this point the only advantage to an embosser is if you want to look at tables. But even that on the orbit20 is not too difficult due to how send to braille turns Microsoft word tables into quite easy to read tables formatted for a braille display. If I really want to read charts and stuff and I will be getting this later this year hopefully once it is out. The $1300 or so canute360 9 line 40 cell multiline display will meet my table reading needs. And it too will have solid signage quality braille so I hear. I also want to get the braille me when it comes out sometime this month as well. I thought about getting an emBraille printer for $1995. But then when I think of the almost instant access to any braille I wish through the orbit reader 20 and other low cost displays like it, I ask myself why? Why bother with a $1995 braille printer? If I want graphics I’ll wait for the orbit graphiti. Multiline braille? Wait for canute360. Faster refresh rate than orbit gives me? Plus cursor router buttons, Get braille me. At this point I just cannot justify the purchase of an embosser. With orbit reader I can grab something off the internet, off a page with knfb reader and my phone and have it in braille in a few moments. Very very fast. And if I want higher quality braille with fancy colored boxes and stuff, then braille blaster is the answer. At most if I need Duxbury if I want transcribe something in some foreign languages but even that can be accomplished by changing to another translation table with send to braille translator that is free.

 

Josh

 

 

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