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Re: ISO - Info on cooling devices for Multiple Sclerosis

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Hello Keith:

Here's a site to check out:

https://www.healthproductsforyou.com/p-polar-cool-comfort-deluxe-sport-cooli
ng-vest.html

And here's a brief description:

Made in USA



Polar Cool Comfort Deluxe Sports Cooling Vest is used for staying cool
during outdoor activity or work in hot conditions. This vest has a simple,
unisex design with a slight stretch for a snug fit. It helps in potentially
reducing the risk of heat stress. Cool Comfort Sports Cooling Vest is ideal
for multiple sclerosis heat sensitivity and intolerance to heat such as
neurological or physical.

Cool Comfort Deluxe Sports Cooling Vest
Key Features:

.Zip in the front for a comfortable fit
.Innovative new hybrid cooling system combines the efficient cooling power
of evaporation with the direct cooling of frozen water
.Deluxe fabric with a slight stretch for a snug fit
.Strategically placed cooling strips in the front and back
.Cotton fabric
.Color: Blue

Common Applications:

.Outdoor activity or work in hot conditions
.Multiple Sclerosis heat sensitivity
.Intolerance to heat (neurological or physical)
.Potentially reducing the risk of heat stress

Here's a contact phone number:

866-316-0162

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: ISO - Info on cooling devices for Multiple Sclerosis

Norma A. Boge
 

I did a Google search and you can find the results at

https://www.google.com/search?q=cooling+clothing+for+ms+patients&oq=cooling+clothing+for+ms+patients&aqs=chrome..69i57.14881j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

If I can be of further assistance, please contact me at

naboge@...

 

HTH

Norma

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Saturday, July 13, 2019 10:58 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] ISO - Info on cooling devices for Multiple Sclerosis

 

Greetings,

I am posting this "information request" for my wife, who is not blind, though I am. The subject is technology related, as the group owner told me in a private messege I had sent, and therefore, the group owner has allowed me to ask the question on this list. If you have any information pertaining to this subject (URLs, companies, etc, you can post them to the list or send them to me privately at:

ks.steinbach03@...

With all that said, here is my question:

My wife has Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It is a neurological disease which causes the nerves in the body to become

de-insulated. This causes nerve signals to "misfire" and can cause lack of motor function, lack of fine motor skills, problems or an inability to walk, fatigue, vision problems, speech issues, cognitive or thought issues and/or difficulties, etc. She is on a medication to hopefully curb the increase in symptoms or the progression of the disease, but we will see. My father died due to complications of the same disease and my sister has the sub-type my wife has as well.

Keeping the body's temperature "cool" and reducing stress are very important to a person with MS. We do not go out in the heat (we live in southern Illinois in the USA) where the average summer temperature can be about 20 degrees F higher than it is nearer to Chicago in the north portion of the state.

She is dilligently scouring Facebook groups, online information sites and following and keeping track of MS associations and groups here in the USA and in other countries.

Now, here is where I may be going off kilter a bit, but I am wondering if a device which I will describe below exists:

I used to be an avid "battletech" follower. It is a science fiction role-playing game, novel series, and video game series. The premise of the game/novels/video games is that a human driver or pilot (also called a Mechwarrior) sits and pilots a gigantic human shaped robot, powered by a fusion reactor. Everything the robot, or Mech, as they are called in game) does, causes heat to build up. If too much heat is generated, the Mech will either shut down or it has a chance to explode. Moving, jumping, firing weapons, etc causes a Mech to built up heat. I had the thought that the same occurs in a human being, whether that person has MS or not. That is why we sweat when we get hot. It is the way the human body reduces heat and cools itself.

My wife told me that road workers, and other occupations dealing in hot sunny weather sometimes wear vests which have a series of pockets that flexible ice packs or cooling packs that can be put in the ice box or freezer to recool, are standard issue.

In the Battletech world, the Mechwarriors wear "cooling vests". The difference between the ones worn by the Mechwarriors and the road workers is that the Mechwarriors's vests have a cooling gel that is hooked up to the power supply inside the mech and the gel is then cooled by the vehicle's cooling system. The vest is typically described, in photos in text descriptions, as covering the shoulders, the back the front and the flanks of the wearer. The cooling gel inside these vests keep the Mechwarriors from literally cooking to death inside the Mech.

I am wondering if anyone has seen or heard of such a device in the modern world. Of course, it would either have to be a vest similar to the ones worn by road workers but the whole vest could be put in the freezer to cool, but not be so bulky that it would look like you are the Stay puff marshmallow man from the Ghostbusters movies.

Or, some sort of battery opperated or battery charged device that would have a generator or device on it that could cool the gel inside the vest.

My wife has fallen several times (at work, home, and in public places such as the store, at her nephew's baseball games, etc). Not due to being feint, she was fully conscious but rather because the nerves in her body got over heated and she was not able to stay upright. Me, being a blind person, could only call for help and accompany my wife and the paramedics to the hospital in the ambulance (as I cannot drive).

If anyone knows of other cooling devices that we could look at or possibly try, I would be greatly and totally appreciative of your knowledge.

Thank You,

Keith Steinbach


ISO - Info on cooling devices for Multiple Sclerosis

Keith S
 

Greetings,

I am posting this "information request" for my wife, who is not blind, though I am. The subject is technology related, as the group owner told me in a private messege I had sent, and therefore, the group owner has allowed me to ask the question on this list. If you have any information pertaining to this subject (URLs, companies, etc, you can post them to the list or send them to me privately at:

ks.steinbach03@...

With all that said, here is my question:

My wife has Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It is a neurological disease which causes the nerves in the body to become

de-insulated. This causes nerve signals to "misfire" and can cause lack of motor function, lack of fine motor skills, problems or an inability to walk, fatigue, vision problems, speech issues, cognitive or thought issues and/or difficulties, etc. She is on a medication to hopefully curb the increase in symptoms or the progression of the disease, but we will see. My father died due to complications of the same disease and my sister has the sub-type my wife has as well.

Keeping the body's temperature "cool" and reducing stress are very important to a person with MS. We do not go out in the heat (we live in southern Illinois in the USA) where the average summer temperature can be about 20 degrees F higher than it is nearer to Chicago in the north portion of the state.

She is dilligently scouring Facebook groups, online information sites and following and keeping track of MS associations and groups here in the USA and in other countries.

Now, here is where I may be going off kilter a bit, but I am wondering if a device which I will describe below exists:

I used to be an avid "battletech" follower. It is a science fiction role-playing game, novel series, and video game series. The premise of the game/novels/video games is that a human driver or pilot (also called a Mechwarrior) sits and pilots a gigantic human shaped robot, powered by a fusion reactor. Everything the robot, or Mech, as they are called in game) does, causes heat to build up. If too much heat is generated, the Mech will either shut down or it has a chance to explode. Moving, jumping, firing weapons, etc causes a Mech to built up heat. I had the thought that the same occurs in a human being, whether that person has MS or not. That is why we sweat when we get hot. It is the way the human body reduces heat and cools itself.

My wife told me that road workers, and other occupations dealing in hot sunny weather sometimes wear vests which have a series of pockets that flexible ice packs or cooling packs that can be put in the ice box or freezer to recool, are standard issue.

In the Battletech world, the Mechwarriors wear "cooling vests". The difference between the ones worn by the Mechwarriors and the road workers is that the Mechwarriors's vests have a cooling gel that is hooked up to the power supply inside the mech and the gel is then cooled by the vehicle's cooling system. The vest is typically described, in photos in text descriptions, as covering the shoulders, the back the front and the flanks of the wearer. The cooling gel inside these vests keep the Mechwarriors from literally cooking to death inside the Mech.

I am wondering if anyone has seen or heard of such a device in the modern world. Of course, it would either have to be a vest similar to the ones worn by road workers but the whole vest could be put in the freezer to cool, but not be so bulky that it would look like you are the Stay puff marshmallow man from the Ghostbusters movies.

Or, some sort of battery opperated or battery charged device that would have a generator or device on it that could cool the gel inside the vest.

My wife has fallen several times (at work, home, and in public places such as the store, at her nephew's baseball games, etc). Not due to being feint, she was fully conscious but rather because the nerves in her body got over heated and she was not able to stay upright. Me, being a blind person, could only call for help and accompany my wife and the paramedics to the hospital in the ambulance (as I cannot drive).

If anyone knows of other cooling devices that we could look at or possibly try, I would be greatly and totally appreciative of your knowledge.

Thank You,

Keith Steinbach


Re: set top boxes again.

Billy Inglis
 

HI AGAIN, The best Idea would probably be to purchase a new Android television set, but I have a talking Samsung model, but will indeed join the Android list you mentioned and hope someone is using a set top box.

On 12/07/2019 18:04, Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc. wrote:
Billy, please forgive me! I keep thinking of a set top box as a tv set.
Shame on me for misreading that.
There are so many set top boxes out there running on Android; Xiaomi,
SkyStream and JetStream are three that come to mind. I don't have or want a
tv right now 'cause I can gain access to what I need on my mobile Android
toys; but if my mind does change, I'll just purchase a tv set that runs on
Android and leave the set top box out of the equation.
All that aside, I really feel that your question is best addressed on an
Android list where there maybe folks with set top boxes. Of all such lists
out there, the only one I can recommend is Antad; to subscribe, send a blank
message to:
antad+subscribe@...
It's a fairly high traffic list, no holes barred, no moderation, but packed
full of talents from around the world.
Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado
--
All The Best
Billy


Re: Find & Replace Query

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,
 
I thought you might want to see how this was done, so below is my question, the answer and below the answer are my steps for doing this Find & Replace
task.
 
 Original Message 
From: Mike B
Hi All,
 
Running Windows 7 & 10, Jaws 16 thru J2019 and Word 2010.  When in either Word or Notepad, I have 10 lines of text that all say the same except for the
numbers at the beginning are different.  Examples below:
 
88% of FunTrivia players have answered this question correctly in the past.
 
75% of FunTrivia players have answered this question correctly in the past.
 
91% of FunTrivia players have answered this question correctly in the past.
 
Is there a wildcard symbol that can be used that I can insert in place of the numbers, so when placing the full line of text into the, Find field, then
putting nothing into the, Replace field, and choosing, Replace All, all the lines would be removed including the numbers?  All help will be greatly appreciated. 
Thanks much.
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
From: Brian Vogel
Mike,
 
 I do not think this works in Notepad, but it absolutely does in MS-Word (and I just tested it using your example).
 
 You must use Advanced find and replace and you must check the checkbox for "Use Wildcards" after hitting the "More" button in the Find & Replace dialog
to make that checkbox visible.
 
 Using the following in the find field:       ([0-9]{1,}%)*^13
 
will find any line starting with one or more numeric digits, followed immediately by a percent sign, followed by any number of characters, followed by
a new line/new paragraph.
 
If you use nothing (leave blank) the replacement it will remove the lines.
 Brian
 
Mike's steps:
1. While in Word press, Control + H, to open the Find & Replace dialogue.
 
2. In the, Find field, copy / paste the string of text below:
 
([0-9]{1,}%)*^13
 
And do not put anything into the, Replace field.
 
 Using the above string of text in the find field will find any line starting with one or more numeric digits, followed immediately by a percent sign,
followed by any number of characters, followed by
a new line/new paragraph.
 
3. With the above string of text pasted into the, Find field, press, Alt + M, to select / open the, Replace with more button.
You can also tab from the Find field to the Replace with More button and activate it with the spacebar.
 
4. Now press, Alt + U, to check / select the, Use Wildcards, checkbox.
You can tab to this checkbox also, after activating the Replace with More button and it takes several tabs to get there.
 
5. Now press, Alt + A, to activate the, Replace All, button.  When finished Jaws should report how many replacements there were and now press Escape to
exit the Find & Replace dialogue.
 
Note:  These steps will only work for the lines of text I give as examples in my email above.
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
If at first you DO succeed, try not to look astonished!

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2019 2:15 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Find & Replace Query

Hi All,
 
Running Windows 7 & 10, Jaws 16 thru J2019 and Word 2010.  When in either Word or Notepad, I have 10 lines of text that all say the same except for the numbers at the beginning are different.  Examples below:
 
88% of FunTrivia players have answered this question correctly in the past.
 
75% of FunTrivia players have answered this question correctly in the past.
 
91% of FunTrivia players have answered this question correctly in the past.
 
Is there a wildcard symbol that can be used that I can insert in place of the numbers, so when placing the full line of text into the, Find field, then putting nothing into the, Replace field, and choosing, Replace All, all the lines would be removed including the numbers?  All help will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.
 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
If at first you DO succeed, try not to look astonished!


Find & Replace Query

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,
 
Running Windows 7 & 10, Jaws 16 thru J2019 and Word 2010.  When in either Word or Notepad, I have 10 lines of text that all say the same except for the numbers at the beginning are different.  Examples below:
 
88% of FunTrivia players have answered this question correctly in the past.
 
75% of FunTrivia players have answered this question correctly in the past.
 
91% of FunTrivia players have answered this question correctly in the past.
 
Is there a wildcard symbol that can be used that I can insert in place of the numbers, so when placing the full line of text into the, Find field, then putting nothing into the, Replace field, and choosing, Replace All, all the lines would be removed including the numbers?  All help will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.
 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
If at first you DO succeed, try not to look astonished!


Re: set top boxes again.

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Billy, please forgive me! I keep thinking of a set top box as a tv set.
Shame on me for misreading that.

There are so many set top boxes out there running on Android; Xiaomi,
SkyStream and JetStream are three that come to mind. I don't have or want a
tv right now 'cause I can gain access to what I need on my mobile Android
toys; but if my mind does change, I'll just purchase a tv set that runs on
Android and leave the set top box out of the equation.

All that aside, I really feel that your question is best addressed on an
Android list where there maybe folks with set top boxes. Of all such lists
out there, the only one I can recommend is Antad; to subscribe, send a blank
message to:

antad+subscribe@...

It's a fairly high traffic list, no holes barred, no moderation, but packed
full of talents from around the world.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: set top boxes again.

Billy Inglis
 

hi again Olusegun, I do not have an android tv box as yet, this is why I was asking the talkback question. The set top box I'm looking at is quite an expensive Item, and I would not like to purchase the Box and not know if is accessible to visually impaired folks.
I have done google searches, but nothing clear regarding speech accessibility on android tv boxes.
Thought some list members had experience in the use of these boxes, but looks like I am out of luck, but thanks for taken the time to get back to me.

On 12/07/2019 10:58, Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc. wrote:
Billy, not all Android toys come with Talkback preinstalled. Newer
incarnations of Samsung toys, for example, DO NOT COME with Talkback
preinstalled. Why? Because there's the VoiceAssistant.
However, it's pretty easy to install Talkback from the Play Store; Talkback
is now part of Android Accessibility Suite.
Since you already have your set top box, proceed to the Play Store and
install the required app.
Sorry, I don't have a set top box; I listen to radio solely on my Android
toys; I presently don't do much with tv, but, should that change for me, I
will find any number of apps that will enable me watch tv on my Android
toys. And, yes, if necessary, I'll subscribe to the likes of YouTube Tv,
DirectTv or whatever else I can find. Ok, my toys are primarily my phone(s)
and tablet(s).
Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado
--
All The Best
Billy


Re: set top boxes again.

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Billy, not all Android toys come with Talkback preinstalled. Newer
incarnations of Samsung toys, for example, DO NOT COME with Talkback
preinstalled. Why? Because there's the VoiceAssistant.

However, it's pretty easy to install Talkback from the Play Store; Talkback
is now part of Android Accessibility Suite.

Since you already have your set top box, proceed to the Play Store and
install the required app.

Sorry, I don't have a set top box; I listen to radio solely on my Android
toys; I presently don't do much with tv, but, should that change for me, I
will find any number of apps that will enable me watch tv on my Android
toys. And, yes, if necessary, I'll subscribe to the likes of YouTube Tv,
DirectTv or whatever else I can find. Ok, my toys are primarily my phone(s)
and tablet(s).

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


set top boxes again.

Billy Inglis
 

hi again guys, As I didn't receive many replies to my set top box question.
Further to the Android boxes accessibility query.
Do these android boxes come with Talkback included in settings, just like smart phones do?. --
All The Best
Billy


Re: tv boxes?

Gene
 

No, I would have discussed the question if I did.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2019 3:16 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] tv boxes?



On 11/07/2019 22:05, GeneGood morning to you Gene, and many thanks for
the confirm.
Have you gotten any experiences with these kinda boxes please?. wrote:
> The list is for any sort of technology used by blind people, people with
> vision loss, or deaf/blind people.  The technology doesn't have to be
> adapted for disabled people to be discussed.
> it can include anything from slates to computers.  A slate is a piece of
> writing technology.
> Gene, owner
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Billy Inglis <mailto:william.inglis72@...>
> *Sent:* Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:26 AM
> *To:* main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
> *Subject:* [TechTalk] tv boxes?
>
> hi guys, Hope this question is all right for this list.
> Does anyone use an Android set top box?.
> I'm thinking of purchasing one of these boxes. At the moment I have an
> amazon firestick, which works pretty well, but have been informede the
> Android boxes are much better, and very accessible to visually impaired
> folks, as Talkback speech can be installed on these boxes.
> Why I'm asking here is I want someone using such a beast to tell me the
> best Android box to buy.
> Any help would be apreciated Indeed.
> --
> All The Best
> Billy
>
>
>

--
All The Best
Billy



Re: tv boxes?

Billy Inglis
 

On 11/07/2019 22:05, GeneGood morning to you Gene, and many thanks for the confirm.
Have you gotten any experiences with these kinda boxes please?. wrote:
The list is for any sort of technology used by blind people, people with vision loss, or deaf/blind people.  The technology doesn't have to be adapted for disabled people to be discussed.
it can include anything from slates to computers.  A slate is a piece of writing technology.
Gene, owner
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Billy Inglis <mailto:william.inglis72@...>
*Sent:* Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:26 AM
*To:* main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
*Subject:* [TechTalk] tv boxes?
hi guys, Hope this question is all right for this list.
Does anyone use an Android set top box?.
I'm thinking of purchasing one of these boxes. At the moment I have an
amazon firestick, which works pretty well, but have been informede the
Android boxes are much better, and very accessible to visually impaired
folks, as Talkback speech can be installed on these boxes.
Why I'm asking here is I want someone using such a beast to tell me the
best Android box to buy.
Any help would be apreciated Indeed.
--
All The Best
Billy
--
All The Best
Billy


Re: changing rate using the mac

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Thank you.
It was the shift key that I didn’t press. All I pressed were all but the shift key.
Now, if I can only surf the web with this thing lol, I’m good.

On Jul 6, 2019, at 4:38 AM, Greg Wocher <gwocher@...> wrote:

Hello,
The easiest way to do it is to press shift plus control plus command plus
option. Once you have those pressed you can move thru different options
using the right and left arrow keys like pitch, volume and rate. Once you
get to the one you want you can use the up and down arrow keys to change the
number. Make sure you keep holding the shift plus control plus command plus
option key while using the arrows.

Greg Wocher

On Jul 5, 2019, at 4:54 PM, Kimsan via Groups.Io
<kimsansong@...> wrote:

hi,
How do I change the rate using vo on the mac?
I have looked through the help and the tutorial, and I might’ve missed it
but unable to find the answer.
Alex is putting me to sleep as I type.
Thank you.




Focus problem solved!

Sharon Hooley
 

Well, it turned out that I just needed to shut down and restart my phone. Now my Focus 14 Blue is working again!

Thanks for any input you might have given.


Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit
www.CochlearAmericas.com


More info about Focus 14 Blue not responding

Sharon Hooley
 

I forgot to mention that my Focus 14 Blue battery seems reasonably highly charged.

Thanks again,


Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit
www.CochlearAmericas.com


Focus 14 Blue not responding to Bluetooth connection

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

My Focus 14 Blue is not responding to my iPhone with latest IOS version despite being connected via both the Bluetooth setting and in choosing it in the Braille settings of VoiceOver. Any ideas?

Thanks,


Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit
www.CochlearAmericas.com


Re: tv boxes?

Gene
 

The list is for any sort of technology used by blind people, people with vision loss, or deaf/blind people.  The technology doesn't have to be adapted for disabled people to be discussed. 
 
it can include anything from slates to computers.  A slate is a piece of writing technology. 
 
Gene, owner

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:26 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] tv boxes?

hi guys, Hope this question is all right for this list.
Does anyone use an Android set top box?.
I'm thinking of purchasing one of these boxes. At the moment I have an
amazon firestick, which works pretty well, but have been informede the
Android boxes are much better, and very accessible to visually impaired
folks, as Talkback speech can be installed on these boxes.
Why I'm asking here is I want someone using such a beast to tell me the
best Android box to buy.
Any help would be apreciated Indeed.
--
All The Best
Billy



Re: tv boxes?

Billy Inglis
 

Olusegun, I have a new Samsung tv. It is an android tv box I am wainting, but thanks.

On 11/07/2019 18:23, Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc. wrote:
Billy, for what you are seeking to do, please check out Sony; it does have
tv's running on Android. The Brevia Series is one to take a good look at.
Sony stuff can be pricey, but they do still pack punches and draw as many
circles as possible around others.
Samsung is another possibility, but Samsung's offerings run the Tyson OS
even though Android related stuff can be run on them.
Suggestion: If it's possible, please consider visiting your nearest
electronic toy store and check out the tv's before setting down the gauntlet
on one. Hope the foregoing is a bit helpful!
Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado
--
All The Best
Billy


Re: paypal.

Billy Inglis
 

hi, got it thanks.

On 11/07/2019 18:09, Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc. wrote:
Billy Asked:
"Can i ask another: How do you place cash in the paypal account from the
bank account?."
Since the bank account is linked to your Paypal account, log into your
Paypal account, click on Add Funds, follow and respond to the prompts.
Again, for purposes of paying for merchandise, Paypal can automatically TAKE
THE NEEDED FUNDS from the linked bank account. As such, unless you just
wish to play with the concept, adding funds to your Paypal account is not
necessary.
Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado
--
All The Best
Billy


Re: tv boxes?

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Billy, for what you are seeking to do, please check out Sony; it does have
tv's running on Android. The Brevia Series is one to take a good look at.
Sony stuff can be pricey, but they do still pack punches and draw as many
circles as possible around others.

Samsung is another possibility, but Samsung's offerings run the Tyson OS
even though Android related stuff can be run on them.

Suggestion: If it's possible, please consider visiting your nearest
electronic toy store and check out the tv's before setting down the gauntlet
on one. Hope the foregoing is a bit helpful!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado

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