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Re: download manager query

 

Many people recommend Internet Download Manager.Have you ever tried it?
I've never used it, so can't help you using, but so far the recommendations I've heard were all from blind people.
Em 21/02/2019 17:11, Joseph Weakland escreveu:

greetings, all, I wanted to download a batch of files off a web page without having to go on the specific site to do this. Is there an accessible download manager program that will allowthis and is nvda usable?


I am trying to download a batch of files from the audiogames archive and want to know if there is a usable file manager program you can getthat will do it for you




Re: program query.

Gerald Levy
 

The program you are thinking of is called Belarc Advisor, which creates a snapshot of your computer system:


https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/belarc_advisor.html


Gerald

On 2/22/2019 2:22 AM, Billy Inglis wrote:
hi guys, Wondering if anyone on list can remember the program used to report everything in your system.
I'm not sure what the software was called, but when you rn it on your computer, it gave you a list of everything inside, including: drives, what type of hdd, video card, processor etc.
I'm not explaing this too good, but someone might know the software I am trying to describe?.


program query.

Billy Inglis
 

hi guys, Wondering if anyone on list can remember the program used to report everything in your system.
I'm not sure what the software was called, but when you rn it on your computer, it gave you a list of everything inside, including: drives, what type of hdd, video card, processor etc.
I'm not explaing this too good, but someone might know the software I am trying to describe?.
--

Billy.


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

Mohamed
 

OneCore is a newer speech API for Microsoft voices introduced in Windows 10. The most notable difference is that OneCore voices are slightly more responsive than SAPI, and as far as I know it only allows Microsoft voices, no additional voices from third parties can be added.

On 2/21/2019 11:42 PM, Missa wrote:
I figured out how to edit the voices I wanted to use. However, I still
haven't figured out how to have NVDA show all of the voices that I
have downloaded/available. in SAPI or Onecore I think.
What is thedifference between the two anyway?

On 2/21/19, Mohamed <malhajamy@gmail.com> wrote:
You can add OneCore voices to SAPI with a registry hack.

On 2/20/2019 11:38 PM, Missa wrote:
I'm still wondering how to do this. I have two folders.
C> windows>speechengines>TTS> EN-US
In that folder I only have 4 files for Zira.
When I choose SAPI for synth in pref I have:
David, Hazel, and Zira.
I have another folder C>windows>speech_oneCore>engines>TTS>
In there I have the EN-USS, EN-AU, EN-EA, EN-GB, EN-CA folders
When I select Windows One Core I have these as options:
George, David, Katherine, Hazel, Susan, Linda, Zira, Richard, Mark, and
James

I would like to use Linda, she is in EN-CA, but I'm not sure how to
add her to the regular Speech folder for SAPI voice. I also have no
clue where the files for the other EN-US voices are in the regular
speech>engine>TTS folder
Anyone able to help me with this?

thanks


On 2/15/19, Melissa Hammitt <melissa.j.hammitt@gmail.com> wrote:
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.


Re: customer service jobs

Shelly Kane
 

Dave:


Yes, it was me.

Shelly

On 2/20/2019 5:48 PM, Dave wrote:
Shelly, by chance, are you the one who shared the Rat Race web site?


<LOL>  I knew I had gotten it from some where.


Grumpy Dave



On 2/20/2019 1:41 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Thank you Dave!  I'm already doing that.

Shelly

On 2/20/2019 10:35 AM, Dave wrote:
Hello Shelly,


If you are looking for Work from Home Jobs, check out- Rat Race
Rebellion.


www.ratracerebellion.com


This web site has several Work from Home Typing jobs.  As well as Call
Center type jobs.


Grumpy Dave






.



.


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

 

I figured out how to edit the voices I wanted to use. However, I still
haven't figured out how to have NVDA show all of the voices that I
have downloaded/available. in SAPI or Onecore I think.
What is thedifference between the two anyway?

On 2/21/19, Mohamed <malhajamy@gmail.com> wrote:
You can add OneCore voices to SAPI with a registry hack.

On 2/20/2019 11:38 PM, Missa wrote:
I'm still wondering how to do this. I have two folders.
C> windows>speechengines>TTS> EN-US
In that folder I only have 4 files for Zira.
When I choose SAPI for synth in pref I have:
David, Hazel, and Zira.
I have another folder C>windows>speech_oneCore>engines>TTS>
In there I have the EN-USS, EN-AU, EN-EA, EN-GB, EN-CA folders
When I select Windows One Core I have these as options:
George, David, Katherine, Hazel, Susan, Linda, Zira, Richard, Mark, and
James

I would like to use Linda, she is in EN-CA, but I'm not sure how to
add her to the regular Speech folder for SAPI voice. I also have no
clue where the files for the other EN-US voices are in the regular
speech>engine>TTS folder
Anyone able to help me with this?

thanks


On 2/15/19, Melissa Hammitt <melissa.j.hammitt@gmail.com> wrote:
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.



Re: Acrobat Reader DC

Kwork
 

Melissa, It's a good program. If you decide to get into borrowing ebooks from your local library, or, if you already do, then you can use it to read the epub and pdf files offered. In fact, with the mandatory drm on most borrowed ebooks, and I won't say here how i feel about that, it's the only way on Windows you'd be able to do so unless you stripped the drm from the books, outside of the scope of this list as it's technically illegal to do so, even for your own use.

Travis

On 2/21/2019 6:42 PM, Melissa Hambleton wrote:

Thank you Travis, I’m going to try Adobe Digital Editions and see how it goes.

 

Melissa

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kwork
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 10:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Acrobat Reader DC

 

Melissa, another idea I just thought of is to try another program. Adobe Digital Editions will  read both epub and pdf files. Here's the download page:

https://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html

From there you can choose your platform, Windows or something else.

When installed, you can choose to sign in with your Adobe account, but it's not necessary unless you read drm protected ebooks, either purchases or borrowed from an ebook lending library, usually through your own public library system.

I've used Digital Editions to read both epub and pdf files.

Maybe that will work for you.

Travis

On 2/20/2019 5:38 PM, Melissa Hambleton wrote:

Thanks Gene, I will probably have to save the files as a text document like you suggested. No, the format may not come out correctly but as long as it reads fine as a text document that’s fine by me, I’m the only one using it so no big deal there for now.

 

Melissa

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 8:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Acrobat Reader DC

 

Also, you can try saving the document as a text file after it opens.  See if you can read what is saved.  I'm not sure what is being done with the files once they are opened so the formatting may not be correct.

 

Gene
From: Gene

Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 7:53 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Acrobat Reader DC

 

Both reading PDF documents with Adobe and reading web pages uses the Virtual PC cursor in JAWS.  Can you read web pages correctly? 

 

What was updated, Windows or something else?  Do you have system restore points from before the update?  You might try running a restore point, then letting whatever updated update again in case the update didn't occur properly.  Its always something with Windows 10.

 

Gene

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

From: Mike B.

Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 7:46 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Acrobat Reader DC

 

Hi Melissa,

 

Is the screen maximized?

Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

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

Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 5:02 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Acrobat Reader DC

 

Travis, thank you for responding.

 

Unfortunately, I did try both of your suggestions and they didn’t work. I did go to the Help menu and tried the  repair option and also using the setup assistant and I have the same results.

 

I am trying to read PDF files that absolutely read fine with JAWS just a few days ago or so and now JAWS doesn’t act like they are there. JAWS will read the title just fine and that’s it. I had someone sighted check and the PDF file does show on the screen just fine. Also, if I turn Narrator on, it will start reading the PDF file but, I really don’t like using Narrator…that is why I have JAWS because I prefer that. I’ve made no changes of any kind to JAWS so I don’t know what is going on.

 

Melissa

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kwork
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 11:47 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Acrobat Reader DC

 

Melissa,

As I haven't seen any responses to your question yet, I have a couple of ideas, and they are only ideas as I'm not a JAWS user. I use NVDA, which seems to be working ok after the latest Windows update on pdf files.

Since you didn't say what program you were using, I'm going to guess you are using the Adobe Acrobat reader.

In the help menu, there is a "repair installation" option. It's possible that your reader has become corrupt.

Type alt+h for help, then arrow up and down or type e to repair the reader. Tab to yes to confirm, then wait a few minutes or seconds depending on how fast your system does it for it to finish. You'll have a fresh reader window open when it's completed.

Try opening a pdf file you know worked well before the update and see if you have better luck.

 

If not, the only other option that comes to mind at this moment is to run the "Setup Assistant" again that is usually run the first time after the Acrobat Reader is installed.

From the main window, alt e for the edit menu.

Up arrow to the accessibility submenu, and use right arrow to open.

Up or down arrow once to "Setup Assistant" and press enter.

After that, the options you choose, or leave as defaults will be your choice, but it could remind the program you are using a screenreader.

Let us know if you have any joy, or if you already figured it out. Good luck.

Travis

On 2/17/2019 9:49 PM, Melissa Hambleton wrote:

All of my PDF files would read just fine using JAWS 2018. The only thing that changed a couple of days ago or so was an update on my PC. I think after that, nothing reads. The PDF files I have will open fine or process the pages, I can read the title of the PDF after it opens but I’m not sure what to do?

 

Has this happened with anyone else or does anyone have suggestions?

 

Thanks

Melissa


Re: Acrobat Reader DC

Melissa Hambleton <nightfury19@...>
 

Thank you for posting all this information. I’m going to save it and work through some of the items to see how things will go.

 

Melissa

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of TerriLynne Pomeroy
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Acrobat Reader DC

 

Hi Melissa,

I found the following at the Adobe site:

About operating system accessibility tools

Applies to: Acrobat Reader DC 

Last Published: ‎May‎ ‎10‎, ‎2017

A document or application is accessible if people with disabilities, such as mobility impairments, blindness, and low vision, can use it. Accessibility features in Acrobat Reader and PDF file format enable people with disabilities to use PDFs, with or without screen readers, magnifiers, and braille printers.

 

Making PDFs accessible tends to benefit all users. For example, the document structure that enables a screen reader to read a PDF out loud also enables a mobile device to reflow and display the document on a small screen. Similarly, the preset tab order of an accessible PDF form helps all users, not just users with mobility impairments, fill the form more easily.

 

Setting accessibility preferences

Acrobat Reader provides several preferences that make the reading of PDFs more accessible for visually impaired and motion-impaired users. These preferences control how PDFs appear on the screen and read by a screen reader.

Most preferences related to accessibility are available through the Accessibility Setup Assistant, which provides onscreen instructions for setting these preferences. Some preferences that affect accessibility aren’t available through the Accessibility Setup Assistant including preferences in the Reading, Forms, and Multimedia categories. You can set all preferences in the Preferences dialog box.

The names shown for some preferences in the Accessibility Setup Assistant are different from the names for the same preferences shown in the Preferences dialog box

 

Set accessibility preferences with the Accessibility Setup Assistant

1 Start the Accessibility Setup Assistant by doing one of the following:

•Choose Edit > Accessibility > Setup Assistant.

•(Windows only) Start Acrobat Reader for the first time while a screen reader or screen magnifier is running.

 

2. Choose the option that is appropriate for your assistive software and devices.

The assistant presents only preferences that are appropriate for your assistive software and devices, according to the option that you choose.

 

3. Follow the onscreen instructions. If you click Cancel at any point, Acrobat Reader uses default settings for the preferences that the assistant sets (not recommended).

 

Set accessibility preferences with the Preferences dialog box

To access the preferences dialog of Acrobat Reader, select Edit > Preferences.

Set preferences as appropriate for your assistive software and devices in various panels of the Preferences dialog box.

 

Accessibility preferences

Accessibility preferences in Accessibility panel

•Replace Document Colors: Select this preference to choose from a list of contrasting color combinations for text and background, or you can create your own.

•Always Use Page Layout Style: Corresponds to the Override Page Layout Style option in theAccessibility Setup Assistant.

•Always Use Zoom Setting: Corresponds to the Override Document Zoom option in the AccessibilitySetup Assistant.

•Use Document Structure For Tab Order When No Explicit Tab Order Is Specified: Improves navigation of form fields and links in documents that don’t specify a tab order.

•Always Display The Keyboard Selection Cursor: Select this option if you use a screen magnifier. This preference corresponds to Always Display The Keyboard Selection Cursor option in the Accessibility Setup Assistant.

•Always Use The System Selection Color: When selected, the default selection color (blue) is overridden with a color that the system specifies.

•Show Portfolios In Files Mode: When selected, shows PDF Portfolio component files and file details in a list. Files mode provides a better reading experience for people with disabilities, such as mobility impairments, blindness, and low vision.

 

Accessibility preferences in Documents panel

•Automatically Save Document Changes To Temporary File Every: When d-selected, this preference disables the auto-save action. Each time a PDF is saved, the screen reader or magnifier must reload the document. This preference corresponds to the Disable Document Auto-Save option in the Accessibility Setup Assistant.

 

Accessibility preferences in Forms panel

•Fields Highlight Color and Required Fields Highlight Color: These preferences specify what colors are used to highlight fillable form fields. They correspond to the Field Highlight Color and Required Field Highlight Color options in the Accessibility Setup Assistant.

•Auto-Complete: Enables Acrobat Reader to automatically offer to complete some entries in form fields so that filling form fields requires fewer keystrokes. This preference doesn’t correspond to an option in the Accessibility Setup Assistant.

 

Accessibility preferences in Multimedia panel

•Show Subtitles When Available.

•Play Dubbed Audio When Available.

•Show Supplemental Text Captions When Available.

•Show Audio Description (Or Video Description, Or Descriptive Video) When Available.

These preferences don’t correspond to any options in the Accessibility Setup Assistant.

 

Accessibility preferences in Page Display panel

•Zoom: Sets the onscreen magnification of documents and allows low-vision readers to read reflowed PDFs more easily. This preference corresponds to the Override Document Zoom option in the Accessibility Setup Assistant.

•Smooth Text: Controls anti-aliasing of text. To disable smoothing of text and make text sharper and easier to read with a screen magnifier, choose None. This preference corresponds to the Disable Text Smoothing option in the Accessibility Setup Assistant.

 

Accessibility preferences in Reading panel

•Reading Order: Specifies the reading order of documents. The reading order preferences also appear in the Accessibility Setup Assistant.

•Infer Reading Order From Document (Recommended): Interprets the reading order of untagged documents by using an advanced method of structure inference layout analysis.

•Left-To-Right, Top-To-Bottom Reading Order: Delivers the text according to its placement on the page, reading from left to right and then top to bottom. This method is faster than Infer Reading Order From Document. This method analyzes text only; form fields are ignored and tables aren’t recognized as such.

•Use Reading Order In Raw Print Stream: Delivers text in the order in which it was recorded in the print stream. This method is faster than Infer Reading Order From Document. This method analyzes text only; form fields are ignored and tables aren’t recognized as such.

•Override The Reading Order In Tagged Documents: Uses the reading order specified in the Reading preferences instead what the tag structure of the document specifies. Use this preference only when you encounter problems in poorly tagged PDFs. This preference corresponds to the Override The Reading Order In Tagged Documents option in the Accessibility Setup Assistant.

•Page vs Document: This preference determines how much of a document is delivered to a screen reader at a time.  If a PDF isn’t tagged, Reader analyzes the document and attempt to infer its structure and reading order. This process can take a long time for a long document. Set Reader to deliver only the currently visible page so that it analyzes only a small piece of the document at a time. This consideration varies depending on the size and complexity of the document and on the features of the screen reader. When Reader delivers information to a screen reader, screen magnifier, or other assistive software, it loads information into a memory buffer that is directly available to the assistive software. The amount of information that is delivered to the memory buffer can affect how long Reader takes to perform tasks, such as opening the document, advancing to the next page, changing views, and carrying out commands.

•Only Read The Currently Visible Pages: This option is best when you use a screen magnifier. It improves performance by eliminating the need for the software to process parts of the document that aren’t visible. When Reader sends only the currently visible pages of a PDF to the memory buffer, the assistive technology has access to those pages only. It cannot go to another page until the next page is visible and Reader has sent the page information to the memory buffer. Therefore, if this option is selected, you must use the navigation features of Reader, to navigate from page to page in the document. Set the Default Page Layout option in preferences to Single Page if you choose to have Reader send only the currently visible pages to the assistive technology. Because Reader sends page information about all visible pages, the assistive technology receives information about pages that is only partially visible (such as the bottom of one page or the top of the next) and those pages that are visible. If you use a page display setting other than Single Page, such as Continuous, and then you display the next page, the technology will not correctly track which portion of a previous page it has already read aloud. For instructions on setting the default page layout to Single Page, see Preferences for viewing PDFs. This option corresponds to Only Read The Currently Visible Pages option in the Accessibility Setup Assistant.

•Read The Entire Document: This option can be best if you use a screen reader that has its own navigation and search tools and that is more familiar to you than the tools in Acrobat.

•For Large Documents, Only Read The Currently Visible Pages: This option is selected by default and is best if you use a screen reader with long or complex PDFs. It allows Acrobat to deliver an entire small document but revert to page-by-page delivery for large documents. This preference corresponds to For Large Documents, Only Read The Currently Visible Pages option in the Accessibility Setup Assistant.

•Confirm Before Tagging Documents: When selected, lets the user confirm the options that are used before Acrobat prepares an untagged document for reading. Tagging can be a time-consuming procedure, especially for larger documents. This preference corresponds to Confirm Before Tagging Documents option in the Accessibility Setup Assistant.

•Read Out Loud Options: Set preferences into control volume, speed, and pitch of the voice used for Read Out Loud. You can choose to use the default voice or any of the voices that your operating system provides. You can also use the up and down arrows to read blocks of text. These preferences do not have corresponding options in the Accessibility Setup Assistant.

 

Keyboard shortcuts to mouse actions

Acrobat Reader DC and Acrobat DC have the same keyboard shortcuts. To view the full list, see keyboard shortcuts in Acrobat DC Help.

 

Use a screen reader or magnifier

Use the Accessibility Setup Assistant to set up Acrobat Reader DC for either a screen magnifier or a screen reader.

•Choose Edit > Accessibility > Setup Assistant, and then select the options you want from each screen of the Setup Assistant.

 

Use the Read Out Loud Text-to-Speech tool

Read Out Loud is a Text-to-Speech (TTS) tool that is built in Acrobat Reader DC. The Read Out Loud feature reads aloud the text in a PDF, including the text in comments and alternate text descriptions for images and fillable fields. In tagged PDFs, content is read in the order in which it appears in the document’s logical structure tree. In untagged documents, the reading order is inferred, unless a reading order has been specified in the Reading preferences.

Read Out Loud uses the available voices installed on your system. If you have SAPI 4 or SAPI 5 voices installed from text-to-speech or language applications, you can choose them to read your PDFs.

To use Read Out Loud, you need Acrobat Reader DC and a Text-to-Speech engine installed on your system. Acrobat Reader must have a voice selected that you have installed. Also, the document must be accessible, otherwise it is not read at all or it is read in the wrong order.

 

To verify your settings in Acrobat Reader:

1. Go to the Preferences dialog box of Acrobat Reader by selecting Edit > Preferences.

2. In the left pane, select Reading.

3. In the right pane, deselect the Use Default Voice and select a voice from the drop-down list that you have verified installed on your computer.

4 Click OK.

Note:  Read Out Loud isn’t a screen reader, and some operating systems don’t support it.

 

Activate or deactivate Read Out Loud

Activate Read Out Loud to use it. You can deactivate Read Out Loud to free system resources and improve the performance of other operations.

Do one of the following:

•Choose View > Read Out Loud > Activate Read Out Loud.

•Choose View > Read Out Loud > Deactivate ReadOut Loud.

 

Read PDF form fields out loud

1 In the Reading panel of the Preferences dialog box, select Read Form Fields in the Read Out Loud Options section.

2 In the PDF form, press Tab to select the first form field.

3 Make entries and selections as needed, and then press Tab to move to the next field, repeating this step until the form is completed. Acrobat reads the state of selected check boxes and radio buttons.

 

Note:  Read Out Loud does not echo your keystrokes. To hear what you have typed, use a screen reader.

 

Reflow text in a PDF

You can reflow a PDF to temporarily present it as a single column that is the width of the document pane. This reflow view makes the document easier to read on a mobile device or magnified on a standard monitor, without scrolling horizontally to read the text.

•To reflow text, choose View > Zoom > Reflow.

Usually, only readable text appears in the reflow view. Text that does not reflow includes forms, comments, digital signature fields, and page artifacts, such as page numbers, headers, and footers. Pages that contain both readable text and form or digital signature fields do not reflow. Vertical text reflows horizontally.

Note:  You cannot save, edit, or print a document while it is in Reflow view.

 

About operating system accessibility tools

Accessibility tools in Windows OS

Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7 operating systems have built-in tools that provide increased or alternate access to information on a computer screen. The narrator is a light version of a screen reader. Magnifier is a screen magnification tool.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/reader/using/accessibility-features.html

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Melissa Hambleton
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 9:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Acrobat Reader DC

 

All of my PDF files would read just fine using JAWS 2018. The only thing that changed a couple of days ago or so was an update on my PC. I think after that, nothing reads. The PDF files I have will open fine or process the pages, I can read the title of the PDF after it opens but I’m not sure what to do?

 

Has this happened with anyone else or does anyone have suggestions?

 

Thanks

Melissa


Re: Acrobat Reader DC

Melissa Hambleton <nightfury19@...>
 

Thank you Travis, I’m going to try Adobe Digital Editions and see how it goes.

 

Melissa

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kwork
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 10:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Acrobat Reader DC

 

Melissa, another idea I just thought of is to try another program. Adobe Digital Editions will  read both epub and pdf files. Here's the download page:

https://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html

From there you can choose your platform, Windows or something else.

When installed, you can choose to sign in with your Adobe account, but it's not necessary unless you read drm protected ebooks, either purchases or borrowed from an ebook lending library, usually through your own public library system.

I've used Digital Editions to read both epub and pdf files.

Maybe that will work for you.

Travis

On 2/20/2019 5:38 PM, Melissa Hambleton wrote:

Thanks Gene, I will probably have to save the files as a text document like you suggested. No, the format may not come out correctly but as long as it reads fine as a text document that’s fine by me, I’m the only one using it so no big deal there for now.

 

Melissa

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 8:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Acrobat Reader DC

 

Also, you can try saving the document as a text file after it opens.  See if you can read what is saved.  I'm not sure what is being done with the files once they are opened so the formatting may not be correct.

 

Gene
From: Gene

Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 7:53 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Acrobat Reader DC

 

Both reading PDF documents with Adobe and reading web pages uses the Virtual PC cursor in JAWS.  Can you read web pages correctly? 

 

What was updated, Windows or something else?  Do you have system restore points from before the update?  You might try running a restore point, then letting whatever updated update again in case the update didn't occur properly.  Its always something with Windows 10.

 

Gene

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

From: Mike B.

Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 7:46 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Acrobat Reader DC

 

Hi Melissa,

 

Is the screen maximized?

Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

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

Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 5:02 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Acrobat Reader DC

 

Travis, thank you for responding.

 

Unfortunately, I did try both of your suggestions and they didn’t work. I did go to the Help menu and tried the  repair option and also using the setup assistant and I have the same results.

 

I am trying to read PDF files that absolutely read fine with JAWS just a few days ago or so and now JAWS doesn’t act like they are there. JAWS will read the title just fine and that’s it. I had someone sighted check and the PDF file does show on the screen just fine. Also, if I turn Narrator on, it will start reading the PDF file but, I really don’t like using Narrator…that is why I have JAWS because I prefer that. I’ve made no changes of any kind to JAWS so I don’t know what is going on.

 

Melissa

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kwork
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 11:47 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Acrobat Reader DC

 

Melissa,

As I haven't seen any responses to your question yet, I have a couple of ideas, and they are only ideas as I'm not a JAWS user. I use NVDA, which seems to be working ok after the latest Windows update on pdf files.

Since you didn't say what program you were using, I'm going to guess you are using the Adobe Acrobat reader.

In the help menu, there is a "repair installation" option. It's possible that your reader has become corrupt.

Type alt+h for help, then arrow up and down or type e to repair the reader. Tab to yes to confirm, then wait a few minutes or seconds depending on how fast your system does it for it to finish. You'll have a fresh reader window open when it's completed.

Try opening a pdf file you know worked well before the update and see if you have better luck.

 

If not, the only other option that comes to mind at this moment is to run the "Setup Assistant" again that is usually run the first time after the Acrobat Reader is installed.

From the main window, alt e for the edit menu.

Up arrow to the accessibility submenu, and use right arrow to open.

Up or down arrow once to "Setup Assistant" and press enter.

After that, the options you choose, or leave as defaults will be your choice, but it could remind the program you are using a screenreader.

Let us know if you have any joy, or if you already figured it out. Good luck.

Travis

On 2/17/2019 9:49 PM, Melissa Hambleton wrote:

All of my PDF files would read just fine using JAWS 2018. The only thing that changed a couple of days ago or so was an update on my PC. I think after that, nothing reads. The PDF files I have will open fine or process the pages, I can read the title of the PDF after it opens but I’m not sure what to do?

 

Has this happened with anyone else or does anyone have suggestions?

 

Thanks

Melissa


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

Mohamed
 

You can add OneCore voices to SAPI with a registry hack.

On 2/20/2019 11:38 PM, Missa wrote:
I'm still wondering how to do this. I have two folders.
C> windows>speechengines>TTS> EN-US
In that folder I only have 4 files for Zira.
When I choose SAPI for synth in pref I have:
David, Hazel, and Zira.
I have another folder C>windows>speech_oneCore>engines>TTS>
In there I have the EN-USS, EN-AU, EN-EA, EN-GB, EN-CA folders
When I select Windows One Core I have these as options:
George, David, Katherine, Hazel, Susan, Linda, Zira, Richard, Mark, and James

I would like to use Linda, she is in EN-CA, but I'm not sure how to
add her to the regular Speech folder for SAPI voice. I also have no
clue where the files for the other EN-US voices are in the regular
speech>engine>TTS folder
Anyone able to help me with this?

thanks


On 2/15/19, Melissa Hammitt <melissa.j.hammitt@gmail.com> wrote:
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.


Re: changing the e-mail sound in thunderbird and windows 10

Troy Burnham
 

Hi Gerald,


The sound has to be in wave format though is that right?  I didn't realize it until after I asked but the sounds I have, which I just got this morning, appear to have an .exe extension as they are part of a sound pack to be used with a chat site.  I haven't tried to run the file to see what happens but it may not work like I want to use it.


Troy

On 2/21/2019 1:07 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

Go to options on the Thunderbird tools menu, select general (1 of9) and  tab all the way to the radio button labeled "play a sound", which is set to the dedault system sound.  Scroll down once to choose a different sound and then browse to the file containing the sound you want to play whenever you receive new messages.


Gerald



On 2/21/2019 12:58 PM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Hi all,


Is there a way in windows 10 and thunderbird to change the sound I hear when e-mail finishes downloading?  I want to go back to the e-mail sound I had in windows 7 if possible.


Thanks.


Troy






download manager query

Joseph Weakland
 

greetings, all, I wanted to download a batch of files off a web page without having to go on the specific site to do this. Is there an accessible download manager program that will allowthis and is nvda usable?


I am trying to download a batch of files from the audiogames archive and want to know if there is a usable file manager program you can getthat will do it for you


--
Joseph Weakland
email
josephweakland@att.net
sent from my windows 10 pc


Re: changing the e-mail sound in thunderbird and windows 10

Gerald Levy
 

Go to options on the Thunderbird tools menu, select general (1 of9) and  tab all the way to the radio button labeled "play a sound", which is set to the dedault system sound.  Scroll down once to choose a different sound and then browse to the file containing the sound you want to play whenever you receive new messages.


Gerald

On 2/21/2019 12:58 PM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Hi all,


Is there a way in windows 10 and thunderbird to change the sound I hear when e-mail finishes downloading?  I want to go back to the e-mail sound I had in windows 7 if possible.


Thanks.


Troy





changing the e-mail sound in thunderbird and windows 10

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,


Is there a way in windows 10 and thunderbird to change the sound I hear when e-mail finishes downloading?  I want to go back to the e-mail sound I had in windows 7 if possible.


Thanks.


Troy


Re: CFTB Satisfaction

Dennis L <dennisl1982@...>
 

That is why you don’t go off one person’s experience.  You don’t know what questions they asked etc.  This organization has been around for a while so I don’t think they are in the business of screwing people.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian K. Lingard
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 10:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] CFTB Satisfaction

 

Dear Veronica & David:

I am really glad you are both happy with the PC you received from CFTB. If your hard disk controller is on a card, you can easily change it for a newer one permitting you to run HD so large only mainframe computers once had them this big. It is also good you were able to upgrade to Windows 110 and your screenreader runs well with application programs.

 

Looks like I overgeneralized my friend’s bad experience several years ago. Not sure if he knew of the one-year limited warranty on the PC. For that matter, not sure if the two people who had defective parts on their PC are within the one-year warranty period. It is normal to have to do maintenance on any PC, you just hope it is later than sooner.

Have deleted my previous message. It was painful to read the errors in it. I also want to apologize to CFTB for any defamation  I caused to them. Man did I blow it!

Brian K. Lingard VE3YI, Ab2JI, B. A., C. T. M.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: February 12, 2019 10:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] CFTB Satisfaction

 

I have a computer purchased from CFTB which I have upgraded to windows 10, having NVDA on it, and a lot of downloaded music.  All of the components which I received with the computer all work perfectly.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 8:10 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] CFTB Satisfaction

 

Brian,

My computer, which I purchased from CFTB, also contained an 80 GB hard drive with 3 GB of RAM. Windows 7 was installed on that machine and there was more than enough space to accommodate the OS along with NVDA, OpenOffice, my browser, email client and documents.

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

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Re: accessible metronome app

Patrick Ford
 

Hi,

Perfect. Thank you so much. I use an iPad, so this is perfect. I had mentioned a pc based program because someone mentioned it. You directed me to exactly what I want.

Thanks again.

Patrick

 

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Debbie April Yuille
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:04 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible metronome app

 

Hi Patrick

 

I don’t know of a PC based Metronome app but I use an app on my iPad called Smart Metronome and so far, it seems quite accessable. I’m able to set the tempo I need. There are other things it can do but I haven’t figured those out yet.

 

HTH

Debbie

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Patrick Ford
Sent: Thursday, 21 February 2019 1:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible metronome app

 

Oh do you know of a pc based metronome for windows?

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible metronome app

 

How about a metranome for the computer; windows or DOS?

 

On 2/20/2019 2:19 PM, Patrick Ford wrote:

Hi,

Has any musician here used an accesseible  metro nome app? If so, can you recommend it?

Thanks.

Patrick

 

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Re: how to check for installs available

chris judge
 

Hi Sandra. Yes there is. Here’s how.

 

Go to jaws help.

Arrow down to Web resources and open the submenu.

Arrow down to FSActivate and press enter to launch the website.

 

Here, you can do several things, including checking your remaining license counts, and if need be, resetting them. To check your remaining installs, find the link that says, verify the number of activation keys. Press enter here. An edit field will come up for you to type your serial number. Do this and press enter. The next page will show information such as your allowed jaws version and number of activation keys remaining. If, heaven forbid, you don’t have any left, there is a link on the fs activate page called, request a reset. Activate this, enter your serial number and press enter. Your keys should be reset.

 

I hope this helps.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sandra Streeter
Sent: February 20, 2019 5:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to check for installs available

 

Isn’t there some way you can check right on your computer?

 

 

 





Sandra

“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.”
Johannes Brahms

 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:21 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to check for installs available

 

Dear Sandra & List:

JAWS has a function to show your number of remaining installs, not sure, if Open Book does.

If need be, call (800) 444-4443 and choose the option for activation assistance. Give them your jaws license and Open Book license; they will give you your remaining installs. If you have less than three installs remaining, they will offer you three more.

 

If you have several versions of JAWS on the PC, each version needs its install count updated separately. Hope this helps.

 

Brian K. Lingard VE3YI, Ab2JI, B.. A., C. T. M.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf of Sandra Streeter
Sent: February 20, 2019 2:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to check for installs available

 

Hello, all:

 

It looks like I may end up with a new computer system sometime in the not-too-distant future. So, could someone steer me in the right direction re checking on how many JAWS and OB installs I currently have available? Thanks!

 

 





Sandra

“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.”
Johannes Brahms


quickest way to delete friends off of fb using m.facebook.com and jaws 2019

Kimsan
 

Hi,

The way I do it is click on the profile and click unfriend. Is there a quicker way?


Ask about backing up iPhone using iTunes with NVDA

prem.translator@...
 

Dear All,
Yesterday, I posted on the forum in Applevis asking about backing up iPhone using iTunes with NVDA, and here is the original post. 
 
https://applevis.com/forum/other-apple-chat/urgent-help-needed-using-itu...
 
After posting, I tried to find out information and tried to back up using iTunes and NVDA. After that, I'm facing the following situation.
The capacity of my iPhone is 59.60 GB and here are the following information.
Photo: 20.9 MB, 7 photos
Apps: 11.14 GB, 163 apps
Documents & Data: 5.96 GB
Free: 40.73 GB
However, when I did a back up for many times, the result is the same, the total size of the full back up is only about 800 MB. Did I miss some step or do something wrong during the process?
Please help me,
Thank you.
 


Re: accessible metronome app

Debbie April Yuille
 

Hi Patrick

 

I don’t know of a PC based Metronome app but I use an app on my iPad called Smart Metronome and so far, it seems quite accessable. I’m able to set the tempo I need. There are other things it can do but I haven’t figured those out yet.

 

HTH

Debbie

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Patrick Ford
Sent: Thursday, 21 February 2019 1:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible metronome app

 

Oh do you know of a pc based metronome for windows?

 

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible metronome app

 

How about a metranome for the computer; windows or DOS?

 

On 2/20/2019 2:19 PM, Patrick Ford wrote:

Hi,

Has any musician here used an accesseible  metro nome app? If so, can you recommend it?

Thanks.

Patrick

 

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