Date   

Windows10,SafeMode&Narrator

Smiling?
 

I have not done this myself yet, but I thought that many of you would find this not only interesting, but worthy of being shared. Based upon the publishing date below, this has been available since May of last year.

 

Published on May 22, 2018

For the first time ever, if you’re a screen reader user, you can use Narrator in Safe Mode to troubleshoot your computer. This video will walk through how to boot into Safe Mode and launch Narrator.

 

Use Narrator in Safe Mode on Windows 10 - YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdjzJXpCL4g

 


Re: customer service jobs

Brian K. Lingard
 

Dear Carolyn & List:
Friend of mine was working as a Medical Transcriber from home, they changed
editing programs to one from Nuance, makers of Dragon Dictate, which just
did not work with JAWS or would require extensive scripting which her
employer was not prepared to pay. Suppose she could have looked into funding
from Vocational Rehab for the scripting, however decided to retire rather
than do this.

She found work from home could resemble an electronic sweatshop, you receive
a phone call from the supervisor if you stop typing for more than one or two
minutes asking why no typing. One firm gave Canadian employees our statutory
holidays off with pay, however, the Americans only received U. S.
Thanksgiving & Christmas Day as paid holidays, did not even get Independence
Day or Labor Day off automatically. The Canadians were paid double the
American rate of 7.5 ¢ per 65-character line. Much depended upon who your
supervisor was. Some watched the transcribers like a hawk, others not so
much.
Terri Lynne:
Yes, it is a pproblem when a firm switches to a non-accessible pprogram. If
they specify the programmers must use standard controls for the application,
it should work well with JAWS or Voiceover. However, some programmers do not
use a button for the buttons they show on screen, just something they cooked
up themselves which claims to be a button. It may respond to the space bar
as a true button does, or require a left click from JAWS because it only
responds to the mouse.
Many applications are poorly written from an Accessibility standpoint.
Brian K. Lingard VE3YI, Ab2JI, B. A., C. T. M.
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carolyn Arnold
Sent: February 10, 2019 8:55 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] customer service jobs

The last job I had with a medical transcription service was terminated,
because of a program that was not accessible.
They got the designers to research, because they had had good blind
employees. It's a blow when something like that happens. Best regards,
Carolyn
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Terri Lynne Pomeroy
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] customer service jobs

Dear Olusegun,
Let me just first say that we are so blessed by all of the accessibility
given to us by technology. I grew up with university books on reel to reel
tape with no way to find page numbers, no way to mark things, no way to
speed it up or slow it down ...

But the problem with all of the exciting new technology is that there are so
many platforms and new programs built by techies who never even heard of a
screen reader. We had one company here which hired a number of blind people
to work through them for Verizon. Then Verizon changed their program and
suddenly people who were blind or visually impaired could no longer access
their customer service programs.

I used to work for Continental Airlines as did several other people who were
blind. But they, too, have redone their program so that it is not accessible
to screen readers.

There is and probably always will be a need for people to interface with
companies in a positive way to see if their programs can't be made
accessible. JAWS scripts might also be helpful in some cases.

Terri Lynne From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory Associates
LTD, Inc.
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] customer service jobs

Gerald, I don't have problems understanding CSR's located outside the United
States! As a matter of fact, I became friends with a few and corresponded
with them on and off for quite sometime. I barely call Customer Service
anymore cause I'm able to resolve most computer issues by tinkering, getting
in and out of trouble with my toys. I have had friends from the
Philippines, India and Jamaica.
The individual from Jamaica worked at amazon.com/ I had called to enquire
about a product that had not been delivered in the stated timeframe.

Without a doubt, it would be great if real CSR jobs could be given to
individuals with disabilities right here who are able to work. I wonder how
much the likes of amazon, Google Apple and Microsoft are doing in this
regard.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Three differing types of USB chords?

Chris G <chris@...>
 

Hi Vicky,


USB C has a flat  end that is just a little larger than the Apple lightning end and can go in either way.

Micro has two little bumps that you can feel and can only go in one way.

Mini has what feels like a ridge along the left and right side of the end and again can only go in one way.


Mini isn't used too much anymore.  Micro is the most common these days and USB C is becoming more popular with new phones.


You can definitely tell them apart.

Hope this helps,

Chris



On 2/15/2019 8:59 PM, Vicky Vaughan wrote:

Hello List, Can anyone here describe how to tell by touch the micro USB a chord verses USB B chord from the USB C chord? I am hoping that the ends are distinctive in some way.

 

Thank you very much!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 




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Re: headsets?

Chris G <chris@...>
 

Hi,

It is over the head and Stereo.

Chris

On 2/15/2019 8:46 PM, Missa wrote:
I have a couple of questions about the headset.
It says overear, but I couldn't seem to find if it was over the head
or around the head?
I have a headset for my iphone that I love and I've been hard pressed
to find a replacement for it. I prefer around the head style for lots
of reasons.
My other question is regarding the sound. Is the quality clear? Some
headsets/phones I've tried have had too much bass that I couldn't
adjust that made it hard to hear my screenreader.Is the quality
crisp/clear?


thanks bunches
On 2/14/19, Abbie Taylor <abbietaylor945@gmail.com> wrote:
I know you said you prefer to use Amazon, and the headset I'm about to
recommend is available there, but if you buy the Sharkk Aura Headset from
Mystic Access, it comes with an audio tutorial on an SD card, as do all
products from this site.
This company is designed with the blind in mind. They not only offer
speakers and headsets with tutorials, but they also offer classes and
tutorials on a variety of asistive technology topics. There's also a podcast
with new episodes released every two weeks. You can visit them at
http://www.mysticaccess.com.
I love my Sharkk Aura headset. I'm using it right now with my PC as I type
this. It also works well with my BrailleNote Touch and my Victor Reader
Trek. There's very little latency, and the sound is terrific. It's designed
to work with cell phones, smart phones, and other devices as well. The
in-line microphone works pretty well. It also comes with a standard
headphone chord that you can plug into any device without Bluetooth.
It's probably a little more expensive from Mystic Access, but the excellent
tutorial on how to use it is well worth it. Alternatively, you can buy the
headset from Amazon and just the tutorial from Mystic Access, but it would
probably be about the same price, so you may as well use Mystic Access as
your one-stop shopping for your headphone needs. I hope this is helpful.
Happy listening.




Re: Looking for an acessible contact manager

Chris G <chris@...>
 

Isn't there a notes field?

On 2/15/2019 4:01 PM, Steve Matzura wrote:
It does look good, but there's nothing in it that makes it possible to record any historical information about a contact.


On 2/15/2019 2:59 AM, Chris G wrote:
Hi,

Check out Handy Address Book from:

https://www.beiley.com/habook/


The last time I used it it was very accessible.  It might fill your needs.



On 2/14/2019 9:56 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:
I need to keep names, email addresses, telephone numbers, and a contact history--last contact date, notes on contact, follow-up date, those kinds of things; stuff you'd associate with sales and marketing. Suggestions welcome.


Re: customer service jobs

Brian K. Lingard
 

Dear Olusegun & List:
Firms in the USA & many countries worship the almighty quarterly income
statement. Unless the shareholders require the firm to employ U. S. people
with major disabilities, such as blind, deaf, motor impairments etc. the
firm will hire people who can do the required job for the least money. This
usually means foreigners, in Jamaica, India, the Philippines or China. I
suppose the labor contractors in these countries could have policies in
place to hire the disabled if available, but have never heard of this. If
the U. S. firms hiring them insisted upon this, they would have to.
Similarly, if the labor law in their nation required them to hire persons
with serious disabilities first, they would also have to hire the disabled.
Try lobbying the Governments of Jamaica, the Philippines, India etc. to hire
people with disabilities first if available. Had a tech support rep in the
Honduras or thereabouts who spoke English with an American accent. He
attended College in the u. S. for four-years which gave him his American
style of speaking. Unless he had told me he was in Central America, I would
have never known he was not in Chicago or Fort Worth. He had absolutely no
hint of Spanish in his speech.
rian K. Lingard VE3YI, Ab2JI, B. A., C. T. M.
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: February 10, 2019 3:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] customer service jobs

Gerald, I don't have problems understanding CSR's located outside the United
States! As a matter of fact, I became friends with a few and corresponded
with them on and off for quite some time. I barely call Customer Service
anymore cause I'm able to resolve most computer issues by tinkering, getting
in and out of trouble with my toys. I have had friends from the
Philippines, India and Jamaica. The individual from Jamaica worked at
amazon.com/ I had called to enquire about a product that had not been
delivered in the stated timeframe.

Without a doubt, it would be great if real CSR jobs could be given to
individuals with disabilities right here who are able to work. I wonder how
much the likes of amazon, Google Apple and Microsoft are doing in this
regard.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Updated "Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA" draft published for wide review

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Janina Sajka [
mailto:janina@...]

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 1:26 PM
To:
public-wai-announce@...

Cc: W3C WAI Accessible Platform Architectures
<public-apa@...>
;
public-rqtf@...
;
public-wai-cc@...

Subject: Updated "Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA" draft published for wide review

Dear Colleagues:

The Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group, with the strong assistance of its Research Questions Task Force (RQTF) has published an updated
draft of "Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA." This newly revised and updated draft is available here:

https://www.w3.org/TR/2019/WD-turingtest-20190214/


We request wide review of this draft by 24 March. If reviewer comments indicate there are still issues with this draft, we will continue editing. On the
other hand, if we have sufficiently addressed current issues with CAPTCHA related approaches used on the web today in the view of the preponderance of
our reviewers, we will proceed to release this draft as Version 2.0 of a document first published as a W3C Note in 2005. It is for this reason that we
ask you to read this document carefully and respond with your view by 24March.

Further details about this publication, including specific questions we would like reviewers to address, together with instructions for responding are
provided in a blog post available here:

https://www.w3.org/blog/2019/02/captcha-accessibility-wide-review/


Please feel free to circulate this request and our draft widely.

Thanking you in advance for your time and consideration on behalf of RQTF and APA,

Janina Sajka,
APA Chair

--

Janina Sajka

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:
http://a11y.org


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures
http://www.w3.org/wai/apa



--
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Re: Trouble reading messages in Windows Mail App

Sharon Hooley
 

Actually, I was using NVDA, but I don't remember if I tried Narrator in this app.


On 2/15/2019 4:03 PM, heather albright wrote:

Yes, jaws does not work in the mail app; they have not fixed it. I too use narrator or nvda when checking mail. If you use jaws, it freezes up and you have to cloes the app and wait for jas to come back! Just another annoying thing that freedom has these days. Heather

 

"Blindness is a characteristic, not a handicap!" Dr. Kenneth Jernigan
e-mail:
kd5cbl@...
sites:
National Federation of The Blind:
www.nfb.org
An Accessible Online Library:
www.bookshare.org

 

From: David Moore
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019 4:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Trouble reading messages in Windows Mail App

 

Hi!

I am arrowing down and up to get to my messages in the mail app.

I use Narrator, the built in screen reader, because JAWS does not work in the mail app.

Also, NVDA works as well.

Your conversations should be in a list that you can arrow to.

Have a great one.

David Moore

 

                                                                Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Sharon Hooley
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019 11:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Trouble reading messages in Windows Mail App

 

I used to be able to read my messages in the Windows Mail app just by arrowing down.  But now I only see a navigation button.  How do I get this back the way it was?

 

Thanks,

 

 

Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids?  Visit

www.CochlearAmericas.com

 

 

 


Re: where to buy usb cables

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

I'm sure there are many online stores which sell USB cables but I always go to Amazon.

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com

On 2/15/2019 4:54 PM, james f hooper wrote:

Greetings gang where do you all buy your usb cables needing one from a scanner to my pc?


Three differing types of USB chords?

Vicky Vaughan <vrvaughan63@...>
 

Hello List, Can anyone here describe how to tell by touch the micro USB a chord verses USB B chord from the USB C chord? I am hoping that the ends are distinctive in some way.

 

Thank you very much!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 




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Re: headsets?

 

I have a couple of questions about the headset.
It says overear, but I couldn't seem to find if it was over the head
or around the head?
I have a headset for my iphone that I love and I've been hard pressed
to find a replacement for it. I prefer around the head style for lots
of reasons.
My other question is regarding the sound. Is the quality clear? Some
headsets/phones I've tried have had too much bass that I couldn't
adjust that made it hard to hear my screenreader.Is the quality
crisp/clear?


thanks bunches

On 2/14/19, Abbie Taylor <abbietaylor945@gmail.com> wrote:
I know you said you prefer to use Amazon, and the headset I'm about to
recommend is available there, but if you buy the Sharkk Aura Headset from
Mystic Access, it comes with an audio tutorial on an SD card, as do all
products from this site.
This company is designed with the blind in mind. They not only offer
speakers and headsets with tutorials, but they also offer classes and
tutorials on a variety of asistive technology topics. There's also a podcast
with new episodes released every two weeks. You can visit them at
http://www.mysticaccess.com.
I love my Sharkk Aura headset. I'm using it right now with my PC as I type
this. It also works well with my BrailleNote Touch and my Victor Reader
Trek. There's very little latency, and the sound is terrific. It's designed
to work with cell phones, smart phones, and other devices as well. The
in-line microphone works pretty well. It also comes with a standard
headphone chord that you can plug into any device without Bluetooth.
It's probably a little more expensive from Mystic Access, but the excellent
tutorial on how to use it is well worth it. Alternatively, you can buy the
headset from Amazon and just the tutorial from Mystic Access, but it would
probably be about the same price, so you may as well use Mystic Access as
your one-stop shopping for your headphone needs. I hope this is helpful.
Happy listening.




Re: New laptops AC or battery?

Veronica Kirk
 

I don’t even know where the battery is in my laptop, which is a Dell.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New laptops AC or battery?

 

They actually make laptops where the battery is not removable?  Wow, I’ve never seen that.  Pam.

 

From: Marie

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New laptops AC or battery?

 

But mine is the kind that the battery is not removable.

 

From: marcio via Groups.Io

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 8:07 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New laptops AC or battery?

 

I do use my laptop plugged all the time. Maybe the only difference is that I don't use its battery, just the AC so to speak.
There's no problem doing it, I guess.


Cheers,
Marcio
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Em 14/02/2019 14:06, Marie escreveu:

Is it okay with the newer laptops to leave them plugged into AC all the time, the way you can with devices such as the smart phones? I use my laptop almost exclusively now and don't like having to charge it too often.Thanks, Marie

Remember: People only rain on your parade because they are jealous of your sun & tired of their shade.

 


How do I get microsoft voices to be in both core voices and sapi folders?

 

I'm using NVDA 18.4 and windows 1803
I had issue with the synth I was using before windows update. I'm
attempting to migrate to using a different one. I downloaded a few
languages to get different voices to use. I have a couple in the sapi
folder and all of them in the core voices folder. However, I made
changes to one of the voices and it is for the sapi voices ... which
don't have the voices I want to try/use.
Where on my computer do I find these voices to edit?
How do I get them to be both in sapi and core voices options for synth in NVDA?
I was only able to find one voice to edit though I have multiple
voices in both sapi and core voices.

Any help will be appreciated.


Using MS Word 2010 and my regular bullets have disappeared after windows update

 

I have Windows 10 1803 and it just updated the other day. I went to
use Word 2010 and when creating a list I went and wrote my first line
and hit enter and then   went to hit tab to start a nested list. The
default for me is to go a, b, and c ... well I went to change it to
bulleted and did my normal keystrokes to change the bullet. I hit
application key, hit b to get to bullet option, and then I arrow to
the right once. When I did that NVDA reported nothing. I tried
changing the bullet to some other one (they're some amount of letters
plus a font name) and the only one that NVDA reported was the O one
that says "circle" and I don't like that one.
I went to have my mom look at it and it showed up.
I changed to JAWDS and it showed up.
I tried to change the bullet using JAWS (I love how it is an actual
bullet name instead of that jibberish) and NVDA wouldn't report any of
those different bullets either.
I didn't remember seeing this as an issue when 1803 first came out and
I'm sure I missed it, but the volume for this list and others had
gotten out of hand for me so I cut down on the amount I checked them
so I might've missed it.

I have a key for 2007 and for 2016, but I've put off updating MS
Office because of the issues I happened to see others having and 2010
worked fine for me and I didn't want to downgrade either.

Is there something I missed or is there something I can do?

Thanks


Re: Trouble reading messages in Windows Mail App

heather albright
 

Yes, jaws does not work in the mail app; they have not fixed it. I too use narrator or nvda when checking mail. If you use jaws, it freezes up and you have to cloes the app and wait for jas to come back! Just another annoying thing that freedom has these days. Heather

 

"Blindness is a characteristic, not a handicap!" Dr. Kenneth Jernigan
e-mail:
kd5cbl@...
sites:
National Federation of The Blind:
www.nfb.org
An Accessible Online Library:
www.bookshare.org

 

From: David Moore
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019 4:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Trouble reading messages in Windows Mail App

 

Hi!

I am arrowing down and up to get to my messages in the mail app.

I use Narrator, the built in screen reader, because JAWS does not work in the mail app.

Also, NVDA works as well.

Your conversations should be in a list that you can arrow to.

Have a great one.

David Moore

 

                                                                Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Sharon Hooley
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019 11:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Trouble reading messages in Windows Mail App

 

I used to be able to read my messages in the Windows Mail app just by arrowing down.  But now I only see a navigation button.  How do I get this back the way it was?

 

Thanks,

 

 

Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids?  Visit

www.CochlearAmericas.com

 

 

 


Re: Trouble reading messages in Windows Mail App

David Moore <jesusloves1966@...>
 

Hi!

I am arrowing down and up to get to my messages in the mail app.

I use Narrator, the built in screen reader, because JAWS does not work in the mail app.

Also, NVDA works as well.

Your conversations should be in a list that you can arrow to.

Have a great one.

David Moore

 

                                                                Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Sharon Hooley
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019 11:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Trouble reading messages in Windows Mail App

 

I used to be able to read my messages in the Windows Mail app just by arrowing down.  But now I only see a navigation button.  How do I get this back the way it was?

 

Thanks,

 

 

Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids?  Visit

www.CochlearAmericas.com

 

 


where to buy usb cables

james f hooper <james_hooper@...>
 

Greetings gang where do you all buy your usb cables needing one from a scanner to my pc?


Re: Looking for an acessible contact manager

Steve Matzura
 

It does look good, but there's nothing in it that makes it possible to record any historical information about a contact.

On 2/15/2019 2:59 AM, Chris G wrote:
Hi,

Check out Handy Address Book from:

https://www.beiley.com/habook/


The last time I used it it was very accessible.  It might fill your needs.



On 2/14/2019 9:56 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:
I need to keep names, email addresses, telephone numbers, and a contact history--last contact date, notes on contact, follow-up date, those kinds of things; stuff you'd associate with sales and marketing. Suggestions welcome.


Logitechk780 again.

Billy Inglis
 

hi guys, is it possible for someone using the k780 to provide a discription of the keyboard, and what each of the keys do please?.
Also how to setup the keyboard and how to pair it with the pc, ipad and smart phone.
Does the keyboard have an on/off switch?.
Any other tips and tricks regarding daily using the logitech keyboard would be very helpful indeed.
--

Billy.


Re: OCR of a PDF

Howard Traxler <howard@...>
 

Thank you to all who have responded to my request.  Mike B was the first anddid take the file and made something quite readable out of it.


So, thank you to Mike and also to the rest who wrote.


Howard

On 2/15/2019 7:35 AM, chris judge wrote:
I have Kurzweil 1000, and would be happy to do that for you.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: February 14, 2019 4:45 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] OCR of a PDF

I have a PDF file that perports to be the manual of a device I just purchased. Adobe Acrobat says it's a blank document; so I'm assuming it's a scan of the manual. I ran it through a program I have called "Free OCR" and got mostly giberish.


I'm wondering if someone might be willing to try a different OCR on it and see if it gets better? I'd gladly send you the file. It's not too big; I think only a couple pages.


Thanks.


Howard







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