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Re: Microphone Sensitivity on the Braillenote Touch Plus

Debbie April Yuille
 

It’s the touch’s internal microphone.

 

Debbie

 

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Sent: Wednesday, 31 July 2019 2:26 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone Sensitivity on the Braillenote Touch Plus

 

Is it built in or an external microphone?

On 7/30/2019 2:58 PM, Debbie April Yuille wrote:

Hi all

 

Does anyone know of a way to reduce the sensitivity of the BN Touch Plus Microphone. I find when doing a recording, most sounds are quite distorted.

 

Thanks

Debbie


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braille displays with apple tv set-top-box?

Josh Kennedy
 

Hi,

 

I just discovered something interesting. The apple tv box connected to my flat-screen tv, with voiceover, apple tv 4th generation, apple’s latest tv set-top-box, it supports braille displays under the voiceover option in settings. I can understand why you would want braille with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. But pairing your orbit reader to your apple tv? What is the reason for that? Could it let me watch anime in certain apps and then I could read the subtitles in English braille?

 

Josh

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: accessible software to recorde the screen of windows 10

Steve Matzura
 

On 7/30/2019 12:03 PM, george b wrote:

Hi does anyone have a suggestion for a recording program that can recorde the screen of a laptop while doing actions on the device.

 

Compatible with jaws and nvda

 

thanks



Re: Microphone Sensitivity on the Braillenote Touch Plus

Abbie Taylor
 

The BrailleNote Touch Plus has a built-in microphone. As far as I know, there's no way to adjust it in the settings. But if you're using an appp like Sound Recorder Pro, which is what I use, you can adjust the recording level in the app's settings.   
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Re: JAWS Application Mode

 

Hi,
Does anyone know whether NVDA has an equivalent for the application mode?

Cheers,
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Re: JAWS Application Mode

Mike B
 


Hi Joe
 
See if this note helps:
Original Message
From: Ann Byrne
What is application mode, and how does it affect what I am doing?
 
Thanks,
Ann
 
From: Page, Aaron
Hi Ann,
 
Application Mode is a mode that JAWS will enter when it begins to interact with a web application. Application Mode is designed to treat the web application
as if it were a typical Windows-based program, and not as a web page. The advantage to this is that application-specific keyboard shortcuts will work without
the need to use the JAWS pass-through, the disadvantage is that typical JAWS keyboard shortcuts (i.e. "H" for headings, "B" for buttons) will not work
as these keystrokes are now being passed through JAWS to the application.
 
When using web applications that trigger JAWS' Application Mode, it is usually very helpful to learn keyboard shortcuts that are specific to the application
in order to effectively navigate and use the application. You should also have some success (if the application is accessible) navigating the web application
using tab and the arrow keys.
 
You can usually tell that you are entering an application as JAWS will announce "Application", and upon pressing Enter you should hear JAWS beep as if
it just entered a form. The most frustrating thing about application mode (in my opinion) is the difficulty in getting back out of the application. I usually
will press Insert+Z to set the Virtual PC Cursor to off, and then press Insert+Z again to turn the Virtual PC Cursor back on. After turning off and back
on the Virtual PC Cursor you should again be able to use normal JAWS keyboard shortcuts. If anyone on-list knows a better way to exit applications mode,
I would love to hear it. 
 
You can practice using applications mode  on this page:
https://www.tinymce.com/.
If you press "R" to move through the regions you will encounter the application region, at which point you can press Enter to enter applications mode and
begin interacting with the application. This example is an HTML text editor called TinyMCE, which is a commonly used editor that uses an application region
and is relatively accessible. 
 
Hope this helps!
Regards,
Aaron M. Page, B.S.
EIT Accessibility Specialist
Accessible Technology Services, University of Montana
Phone: (406) 243-2082
E-mail:
aaron.page@...

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
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----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Orozco
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:09 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] JAWS Application Mode

Hi,

Can someone please help me understand the JAWS application mode? I
come across it randomly on different websites, namely Google Maps on
the PC. I don't know what its purpose is or how to turn it off. I
mean, I can exit out of it by tabbing over and reverting to the PC
cursor, but assuming it is as unhelpful as it feels, I'd like to stop
it from launching at all as I am not using a touch screen or other
feature that would warrant its use. Thanks for any tips!

Joe



JAWS Application Mode

Joe Orozco
 

Hi,

Can someone please help me understand the JAWS application mode? I
come across it randomly on different websites, namely Google Maps on
the PC. I don't know what its purpose is or how to turn it off. I
mean, I can exit out of it by tabbing over and reverting to the PC
cursor, but assuming it is as unhelpful as it feels, I'd like to stop
it from launching at all as I am not using a touch screen or other
feature that would warrant its use. Thanks for any tips!

Joe


Re: Microphone Sensitivity on the Braillenote Touch Plus

Gene
 

I don't know how common that slider is.  I have never seen one.  But I doubt it has anything to do with adjusting the ssensativity of the microphone.  I suspect it has something to do with adjusting an enhancement in the software that somehow alters the way the software records the sound from the microphone in terms of noise reduction.  But that isn't changing the actual sensativity of the microphone.  It is changing how the software eliminates extraneous sound.
 
But we'll see what others with a lot more technical knowledge may say. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone Sensitivity on the Braillenote Touch Plus

Gene,
Your understanding of microphone sensitivity is, as far as I could see, correct.

Now, you said:
I've never heard of adjusting the characteristics of a microphone such as sensativity.
Well if we're talking about setting up on the microphone itself, neither did I. But if we're talking about setting it on Windows, for example, then there is a sensitivity slider as well as a volume one, on the very same place :)

Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy

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Re: Microphone Sensitivity on the Braillenote Touch Plus

 

Gene,
Your understanding of microphone sensitivity is, as far as I could see, correct.

Now, you said:
I've never heard of adjusting the characteristics of a microphone such as sensativity.
Well if we're talking about setting up on the microphone itself, neither did I. But if we're talking about setting it on Windows, for example, then there is a sensitivity slider as well as a volume one, on the very same place :)

Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy

Sent from a galaxy far, far away.

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Re: Microphone Sensitivity on the Braillenote Touch Plus

Gene
 

Here is a brief quote written for the layman. 
https://thehub.musiciansfriend.com/audio-recording-buying-guides/buying-guide-microphones
Sensitivity refers to how quiet a sound the mic can detect, and it is expressed using different systems. Regardless of the system, it is perhaps enough to know that the lower the number, the more sensitive the microphone is.
 
I interpret this as saying something similar to what I'm saying, perhaps not exactly the same.  But as you see, what I quoted made no reference to more or less sensative microphones having higher or lower output levels because they are more or less sensative and, although I didn't read much further, I don't think such a statement is made.
 
Gene I don't think

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone Sensitivity on the Braillenote Touch Plus

I'm not sure if I would understand the technical definition of microphone sensativity if I looked at it slowly and carefully.  I may not have enough technical background.  I looked it up and I didn't understand what I read.  But, if it is reasonable to think of it more or less analogically to a radio, a radio that is more sensative can pick up more distant stations and there is no relation that I know of between sensativity and the strength of the signal that is fed into the amplifier by the receiving part of the radio. 
 
I don't know if there are any adjustments for microphone sensativity.  I've never seen one.  And in daily use, when I've heard people talk about a microphone being sensative, it means it can pick up more distant sources more clearly and loudly at a proper volume level than a less sensative microphone would.  In other words, you can set the volume of an insensative microphone so it picks up you speaking well two inches away from your mouth.  At a distance of ten feet, a more sensative microphone, set to the correct volume, so that the level of someone speaking two inches away is correct, will pick up a sound better than a less sensative microphone with the identical sound at the same distance, identical in volume, frequency    , all ways.  That is my laymen's understanding and explanation.  others may have more technical knowledge and may give a technical definition. 
 
Of course, some microphones have higher outputs than others, but you change the volume of the device you are using to record.  I've never heard of adjusting the characteristics of a microphone such as sensativity. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone Sensitivity on the Braillenote Touch Plus

Gene,
Sensativity is how well a microphone picks up soft or more distant sounds. If anyone knows how to adjust the actual recording volume, that may well solve the problem.
I agree in part with you.
Sensitivity can be responsible for such distortions as well, specially if it is too high and the person is recording from a close point to the microphone.
I'd say then that it's important to reach a balance between volume and sensitivity.
Sensitivity can distort a record as much as the volume if one of them isn't set up correctly.

Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy

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Re: switching to iPhone

Carolyn Arnold
 

A guy advertised a 7 on Blind Ads for $175.00.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] switching to iPhone

Even with a pretty powerful xiaomi android flagship phone, I noticed even when using eloquence that talkback lags. I want to use braille with android. But to be honest braille on android is an absolute mess! The command structure makes no sense at all, its just a mess. I looked at braille on iPhone and it behaves much more like what you get on the traditional notetaker like a brailleNote or braille n speak. And I have been doing some reading and several people on the internet told me voiceover responds much faster than talkback does. I'll just be getting an iPhone7 from apple. I don't need the newest phone, plus iPhone7 will get IOS updates for several years to come, yet. So I think a 32gig iPhone7 for $450 will work just fine. I need an unlocked one because I will be using it with tracFone.


Re: Microphone Sensitivity on the Braillenote Touch Plus

Gene
 

I'm not sure if I would understand the technical definition of microphone sensativity if I looked at it slowly and carefully.  I may not have enough technical background.  I looked it up and I didn't understand what I read.  But, if it is reasonable to think of it more or less analogically to a radio, a radio that is more sensative can pick up more distant stations and there is no relation that I know of between sensativity and the strength of the signal that is fed into the amplifier by the receiving part of the radio. 
 
I don't know if there are any adjustments for microphone sensativity.  I've never seen one.  And in daily use, when I've heard people talk about a microphone being sensative, it means it can pick up more distant sources more clearly and loudly at a proper volume level than a less sensative microphone would.  In other words, you can set the volume of an insensative microphone so it picks up you speaking well two inches away from your mouth.  At a distance of ten feet, a more sensative microphone, set to the correct volume, so that the level of someone speaking two inches away is correct, will pick up a sound better than a less sensative microphone with the identical sound at the same distance, identical in volume, frequency    , all ways.  That is my laymen's understanding and explanation.  others may have more technical knowledge and may give a technical definition. 
 
Of course, some microphones have higher outputs than others, but you change the volume of the device you are using to record.  I've never heard of adjusting the characteristics of a microphone such as sensativity. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone Sensitivity on the Braillenote Touch Plus

Gene,
Sensativity is how well a microphone picks up soft or more distant sounds. If anyone knows how to adjust the actual recording volume, that may well solve the problem.
I agree in part with you.
Sensitivity can be responsible for such distortions as well, specially if it is too high and the person is recording from a close point to the microphone.
I'd say then that it's important to reach a balance between volume and sensitivity.
Sensitivity can distort a record as much as the volume if one of them isn't set up correctly.

Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy

Sent from a galaxy far, far away.

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Getting Started with the Windows Mail App

 

Hi,
Web Friendly Help has just published this new article, entitled Getting Started with the Windows Mail App, and I thought someone would be interested on reading this.
Plus, this guy often posts cool things, tutorials and such,, so I guess you should definitely subscribe to get new posts from him.
If you aren't seeing the link, it is below:
https://webfriendlyhelp.com/windows-mail/

Happy reading!

Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy

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Holly
 

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Re: Microphone Sensitivity on the Braillenote Touch Plus

 

Gene,
Sensativity is how well a microphone picks up soft or more distant sounds. If anyone knows how to adjust the actual recording volume, that may well solve the problem.
I agree in part with you.
Sensitivity can be responsible for such distortions as well, specially if it is too high and the person is recording from a close point to the microphone.
I'd say then that it's important to reach a balance between volume and sensitivity.
Sensitivity can distort a record as much as the volume if one of them isn't set up correctly.

Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy

Sent from a galaxy far, far away.

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Re: Microphone Sensitivity on the Braillenote Touch Plus

Gene
 

It sounds like the question is how to reduce recording volume.  Sensativity is how well a microphone picks up soft or more distant sounds.  If anyone knows how to adjust the actual recording volume, that may well solve the problem.
 
It might be useful to know if the microphone is external.  If lowering the volume doesn't help, then perhaps the external microphone has too high an output, but that isn't likely the problem.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone Sensitivity on the Braillenote Touch Plus

Is it built in or an external microphone?

On 7/30/2019 2:58 PM, Debbie April Yuille wrote:

Hi all

 

Does anyone know of a way to reduce the sensitivity of the BN Touch Plus Microphone. I find when doing a recording, most sounds are quite distorted.

 

Thanks

Debbie


Re: accessible software to recorde the screen of windows 10

George McCoy <slr1bpz@...>
 

Try OBS; Open Broadcast Studio.  I don't run JAWS but it works well with NVDA.


George

On 7/30/2019 11:03 AM, george b wrote:

Hi does anyone have a suggestion for a recording program that can recorde the screen of a laptop while doing actions on the device.

 

Compatible with jaws and nvda

 

thanks


Re: Microphone Sensitivity on the Braillenote Touch Plus

Jaffar Sidek
 

Is it built in or an external microphone?

On 7/30/2019 2:58 PM, Debbie April Yuille wrote:

Hi all

 

Does anyone know of a way to reduce the sensitivity of the BN Touch Plus Microphone. I find when doing a recording, most sounds are quite distorted.

 

Thanks

Debbie

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