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Re: New Radio Released

Charles Adkins
 

Hey, just the fact that most are only listening to HD in their cars tells you its dead. Have been employed and am still employed in broadcasting, and I can tell you most broadcasters are living in their own fanticy world when it comes to the reality about the state of the industry. AM HD is dead and AM is slowly following.

On Aug 7, 2019, at 11:53 AM, Steve Matzura <number6@noisynotes.com> wrote:

Funny you should mention Sony. I have a clock radio of theirs that, while not having any voice guidance, is quite usable. I can't use any of its time functions of course, but as an HD radio, I can tune it and program all its presets. Its only drawback is its total lack of a built-in AM antenna. I got a powered external one from CCrane that works excellently, even in the RFI-laden town of New York.


On 8/7/2019 11:22 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:


Well, there may be alot of HD signals, but there are certainly not a lot of HD radios on the market.?? I just checked Amazon, and except for a few models made by Sangean and Sparc, none of which appears to have voice guidance or any other blind friendly features, almost nobody else seems to be making them, anymore.?? HD radio was never strongly embraced by the major electronics manufacturers like Sony and Panasonic in the first place, and so while it is technically still alive, it is clinging to life support. Obviously, Sangean does not believe there is much of a future for HD radio, or else they would have included it in the new PR-D17, which for all intents and purposes is an enhanced version of their popular and well-reviewed PR-D5,which has a basic, digital AM and FM tuner with no HD capability.


Gerald


Re: Spanish Monolingual Talking Dictionary

Josh Kennedy
 

I think those talking dictionaries were discontinued a good many years ago. Maybe get an iPod touch or iPad and use a spanish dictionary app. 


Re: New Radio Released

Steve Matzura
 

Funny you should mention Sony. I have a clock radio of theirs that, while not having any voice guidance, is quite usable. I can't use any of its time functions of course, but as an HD radio, I can tune it and program all its presets. Its only drawback is its total lack of a built-in AM antenna. I got a powered external one from CCrane that works excellently, even in the RFI-laden town of New York.

On 8/7/2019 11:22 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:


Well, there may be alot of HD signals, but there are certainly not a lot of HD radios on the market.?? I just checked Amazon, and except for a few models made by Sangean and Sparc, none of which appears to have voice guidance or any other blind friendly features, almost nobody else seems to be making them, anymore.?? HD radio was never strongly embraced by the major electronics manufacturers like Sony and Panasonic in the first place, and so while it is technically still alive, it is clinging to life support. Obviously, Sangean does not believe there is much of a future for HD radio, or else they would have included it in the new PR-D17, which for all intents and purposes is an enhanced version of their popular and well-reviewed PR-D5,which has a basic, digital AM and FM tuner with no HD capability.


Gerald


Re: New Radio Released

Gerald Levy
 


Well, there may be alot of HD signals, but there are certainly not a lot of HD radios on the market.?? I just checked Amazon, and except for a few models made by Sangean and Sparc, none of which appears to have voice guidance or any other blind friendly features, almost nobody else seems to be making them, anymore.?? HD radio was never strongly embraced by the major electronics manufacturers like Sony and Panasonic in the first place, and so while it is technically still alive, it is clinging to life support. Obviously, Sangean does not believe there is much of a future for HD radio, or else they would have included it in the new PR-D17, which for all intents and purposes is an enhanced version of their popular and well-reviewed PR-D5,which has a basic, digital AM and FM tuner with no HD capability.


Gerald

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On 8/7/2019 10:48 AM, Gene wrote:
I wouldn't call it dead, because There are a lot of HD signals on FM.?? I don't know about in smaller towns or rura areas, but large cities appear to have a good deal, if Chicago and New York are any indication.?? But unless you specifically want to hear the additional subchannels to the main stations, and with the Internet, who needs the extra channels, HD serves no meaningful purpose.????A.M. HD, it is my impression, is pretty much dead.?? Again, if Chicago is any indication and articles I read a few years ago, there is very little.??
??
But regarding supposed advantages of FM HD, aside from the extra channels, what about sound quality??? My opinion is that There isn't enough difference to go to the trouble to get an HD receiver.?? The only other possible advantage I can see is that if you have problems receiving stations because of multipath, the digital signal may get rid of that problem.?? But in my experience, just changing the antenna position for certain stations usually gets rid of that.??
??
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 9:11 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Radio Released

HD is dead? You should come to New York City. Every spot on the dial
save one has at least two HD channels, not including the digital copy of
the main channel.


On 8/7/2019 6:40 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:
>
>
> No, the PR-D17 has only standard AM and FM bands.?? It does not
> support HD radio, which, for all intents and purposes is dead.
>
>
> Gerald
>
>
>
> On 8/7/2019 3:57 AM, Samuel Wilkins wrote:
>>
>> Will it support digital radio???
>>



Re: Using smart phone, but not using the touch screen

joanne
 

So it taps things on the screen, is that right? I look forward to hearing about it.

--------------------------------------------------
From: "chris judge" <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 9:32 AM
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using smart phone, but not using the touch screen

Wow, much cheaper than the rivo. I'm interested to hear your experience.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pablo
Morales
Sent: August 7, 2019 10:31 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using smart phone, but not using the touch screen

Hi guys,

I have found a device called Satechi Bluetooth Smart Pointer . According
with this company and many other sellers, this device is compatible with
voiceover. The price could be between $39 and $44. A little bit cheaper than
the Rivo2.
I ordered it. As soon I give it a try to this device, I will share my
impressions with all of you.
Thanks for all,


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 9:51 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using smart phone, but not using the touch screen

Chief Monte, Rivo2 Bluetooth Keyboard for $299? Holy wow for real! Mind
buying two and I'll meet you at an unannounced border to grab one?

Honestly, I can't imagine paying $299 for a bluetooth keyboard. These toys
are all over the place, 9 out of 10 of them supporting Windows, iOS and
Android. Example, check out the iClever BK03 from Amazon. This is a
trifold pocket-size keyboard. I use one when I type long texts or when on a
bus here and there and trying to respond to a text. It's built-in battery
lasts for an eternity.

Chief, if we purchase this keyboard, we'll still have enough pennies for our
drive or flight to the unannounced border meeting point, and plenty for tea,
coffee, some beer and wine! Heck, we might even put together a big party at
that border place and invite all inhabitants to join in. Happy hunting, see
you on the flipside!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado











Re: New Radio Released

Gene
 

I wouldn't call it dead, because There are a lot of HD signals on FM.  I don't know about in smaller towns or rura areas, but large cities appear to have a good deal, if Chicago and New York are any indication.  But unless you specifically want to hear the additional subchannels to the main stations, and with the Internet, who needs the extra channels, HD serves no meaningful purpose.  A.M. HD, it is my impression, is pretty much dead.  Again, if Chicago is any indication and articles I read a few years ago, there is very little. 
 
But regarding supposed advantages of FM HD, aside from the extra channels, what about sound quality?  My opinion is that There isn't enough difference to go to the trouble to get an HD receiver.  The only other possible advantage I can see is that if you have problems receiving stations because of multipath, the digital signal may get rid of that problem.  But in my experience, just changing the antenna position for certain stations usually gets rid of that. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 9:11 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Radio Released

HD is dead? You should come to New York City. Every spot on the dial
save one has at least two HD channels, not including the digital copy of
the main channel.


On 8/7/2019 6:40 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:
>
>
> No, the PR-D17 has only standard AM and FM bands.?? It does not
> support HD radio, which, for all intents and purposes is dead.
>
>
> Gerald
>
>
>
> On 8/7/2019 3:57 AM, Samuel Wilkins wrote:
>>
>> Will it support digital radio???
>>



Re: Using smart phone, but not using the touch screen

Carolyn Arnold
 

Bluetooth is a really great thing. I am glad you can benefit
from using it.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pablo Morales
Sent: Monday, August 5, 2019 6:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using smart phone, but not using the
touch screen

Hi Carolyn,

Thank you so much for your encouraging words. However, my
email is not showing any resistance to the use of a touch
screen. Let me explain for which purpose I need this kind of
device.
I am at school, and I also need to deal with other things
that require some visual help some times. During these
times, I use a Virtual Reality/augmented reality headset. I
put my phone inside, and I use apps like Knfb reader, or Be
my Eyes, or even Aira. Some times, I need to use my both
hands, so I need to use a headset to keep the camera
pointing to the object that I am working with. This kind of
Bluetooth device, will help me when I need to switch apps,
or when I need to connect to any visual assistance app.
Because I will not need to take my phone out of the headset.

Thank you,
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Sunday, August 4, 2019 7:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using smart phone, but not using the
touch screen

I have read about the screen overlays. There are three that
I know of, but don't want myself. I believe one has the
phone dial on it. I think of the other two, one has the
qwerty minus f and j, while the other has only the f and j.
My phone is so little, that it was way easier to learn,
thanks to Hadley videos and list help, than I thought it
would be.

I understand people resisting touch screens; I certainly
did. However, I'm used to it now and think nothing of it. In
fact, the thing is pretty clever with most works protected,
should have greater durability.

I always have had reasonably good spatial concepts, so now,
in apps I use a lot, it is easy to just go to where what I
want is on the screen rather than flicking for it.

The only reason I say all of this is to try to offer
encouragement to anyone, who, kicking and screaming, is
taking either the iOS or Android plunge.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Sunday, August 4, 2019 6:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using smart phone, but not using the
touch screen

Sis Carolyn, if there's something the iPhone has going for
it, it's a kind of screen overlay. It's fairly easy to have
one for the iPhone because the toy comes from just one
manufacturer and the size or whatever is reasonably
predictable. Not so in my Coveted Android Toy Land!

Don't I wish I could tell you more about the said screen
overlay? Well, there are enough iOS gurus in the house that
will straighten me out right in this space, I defer to them
as I don't recall what the screen overlay I've tried to
describe is called.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Using smart phone, but not using the touch screen

chris judge
 

Wow, much cheaper than the rivo. I'm interested to hear your experience.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pablo
Morales
Sent: August 7, 2019 10:31 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using smart phone, but not using the touch screen

Hi guys,

I have found a device called Satechi Bluetooth Smart Pointer . According
with this company and many other sellers, this device is compatible with
voiceover. The price could be between $39 and $44. A little bit cheaper than
the Rivo2.
I ordered it. As soon I give it a try to this device, I will share my
impressions with all of you.
Thanks for all,


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 9:51 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using smart phone, but not using the touch screen

Chief Monte, Rivo2 Bluetooth Keyboard for $299? Holy wow for real! Mind
buying two and I'll meet you at an unannounced border to grab one?

Honestly, I can't imagine paying $299 for a bluetooth keyboard. These toys
are all over the place, 9 out of 10 of them supporting Windows, iOS and
Android. Example, check out the iClever BK03 from Amazon. This is a
trifold pocket-size keyboard. I use one when I type long texts or when on a
bus here and there and trying to respond to a text. It's built-in battery
lasts for an eternity.

Chief, if we purchase this keyboard, we'll still have enough pennies for our
drive or flight to the unannounced border meeting point, and plenty for tea,
coffee, some beer and wine! Heck, we might even put together a big party at
that border place and invite all inhabitants to join in. Happy hunting, see
you on the flipside!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: New Radio Released

Steve Matzura
 

HD is dead? You should come to New York City. Every spot on the dial save one has at least two HD channels, not including the digital copy of the main channel.

On 8/7/2019 6:40 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:


No, the PR-D17 has only standard AM and FM bands.?? It does not support HD radio, which, for all intents and purposes is dead.


Gerald



On 8/7/2019 3:57 AM, Samuel Wilkins wrote:

Will it support digital radio???


Re: Using smart phone, but not using the touch screen

Pablo Morales
 

Hi guys,

I have found a device called Satechi Bluetooth Smart Pointer . According
with this company and many other sellers, this device is compatible with
voiceover. The price could be between $39 and $44. A little bit cheaper than
the Rivo2.
I ordered it. As soon I give it a try to this device, I will share my
impressions with all of you.
Thanks for all,

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 9:51 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using smart phone, but not using the touch screen

Chief Monte, Rivo2 Bluetooth Keyboard for $299? Holy wow for real! Mind
buying two and I'll meet you at an unannounced border to grab one?

Honestly, I can't imagine paying $299 for a bluetooth keyboard. These toys
are all over the place, 9 out of 10 of them supporting Windows, iOS and
Android. Example, check out the iClever BK03 from Amazon. This is a
trifold pocket-size keyboard. I use one when I type long texts or when on a
bus here and there and trying to respond to a text. It's built-in battery
lasts for an eternity.

Chief, if we purchase this keyboard, we'll still have enough pennies for our
drive or flight to the unannounced border meeting point, and plenty for tea,
coffee, some beer and wine! Heck, we might even put together a big party at
that border place and invite all inhabitants to join in. Happy hunting, see
you on the flipside!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Jaws 16

Mike B.
 


Hi Nancy,
 
Control, alt, + page up or down for temporary changes.
 
Control, alt, windows key, + page up or down for permanent changes.
 
To change voice rate temporarily while JAWS is in "say all," adjust speed with pageup or pagedown alone.
To change the speech rate plus other voice options through the Jaws context menu try the following:
 
1. Press, Insert + J, to open the Jaws context menu, then press the letter, O, to open submenu options, or arrow down to, Options, and press enter.

2. Press the letter, V, to open the Voices submenu, or down arrow to, submenu Voices, and press enter.

3. Press enter on, Voice adjustment...

4. Tab 4 or 5 times to, Voice adjust combobox, All Contexts, 1 of 5.  In this 1st dialogue you can adjust the voice rate, punctuation, spell rate, and upper case pitch change for all voices / cursors at once. 
 
5. Now down arrow to find the PC cursor, Jaws cursor, Keyboard and Tutor message voices.  Tab down through  each of these individual cursors to adjust the voice person, voice rate, voice punctuation and voice pitch for these various cursors individually.

6. If you make any changes in any of the above dialogues make sure you apply and save the changes.
 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 8:33 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Jaws 16

Please refresh my memory.


Where do I go to permanently increase the reading speed of Jaws?


Many, many Thanks!


Nancy




Re: audio recording

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Hello Kerryn:

Audio recording in Android? Ok, get out those penny jars 'cause I intend to
borrow any number of your pennies; spank me later when the borrowing is
done!

There are too many to choose from; here are a few for a start:

1. Voice Recorder Pro
2. Easy Voice Recorder Pro
3. Amazing MP3 Recorder
4. HiQ MP3 Voice Recorder
5. Music Maker Jam
6. FL Studio Mobile
7. Audio Evolution Mobile Studio

Now and then, audio recording apps, including pro versions, are free; even
then, they are reasonably priced. So, dear sis, go ahead, grab one, or grab
them all from the Play Store and have lots of fun experimenting!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: New Radio Released

Gerald Levy
 


No, the PR-D17 has only standard AM and FM bands.?? It does not support HD radio, which, for all intents and purposes is dead.


Gerald



On 8/7/2019 3:57 AM, Samuel Wilkins wrote:

Will it support digital radio???

On 06/08/2019 17:19, Danny Park wrote:
For those who have not heard, Sangeain has released a new radio, thePR-D17, which has tactal buttons and voice feedback controls for the functions.?? I do not know much about it right now but I have one on order and will say more when I have it and have tried it out.
??
Danny
-- 
Regards, 

Samuel Wilkins


Re: Jaws 16

Smiling?
 

Just sending this again because for whatever reasons some words were moved without my being aware.

You can temporarily adjust the reading speed of your SAPI using JAWS by using either keystroke below.
Control+Alt+PageUp to increase the speed, and,

Control+Alt+PageDown to decrease the speed.

Another thing that the user can do to temporarily adjust their reading speed, is in say a long email or document, and after doing the read all command (insert+DownArrow), use the keys PageUp and PageDown to increase or decrease the speeds which will happen in realtime as so will the others.

I know that you were asking which way to permanently adjust your SAPI for JAWS, just for whatever reasons started it off with the ways to temporarily adjust one's reading speed. The way to permanently adjust this is use the keystroke anywhere and it will adjust it at 5% differences.
Control+Windows+Alt+PageUp to increase and,


Control+Windows+Alt+PageDown to decrease permanently.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 8:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Jaws 16

Please refresh my memory.


Where do I go to permanently increase the reading speed of Jaws?


Many, many Thanks!


Nancy


Re: Jaws 16

Smiling?
 

You can temporarily adjust the reading speed of your SAPI using JAWS by using either keystroke below.
Control+Alt+PageUp to increase the speed, and,
Control+Alt+PageDown to decrease the speed.

Another thing that the user can do to temporarily adjust their reading speed, is in say a long email or document, and after doing the read all command (insert+DownArrow), use the keys PageUp and PageDown to increase or decrease the speeds which will happen in realtime as so will the others.

I know that you were asking which way to permanently adjust your SAPI for JAWS, just for whatever reasons started it off with the ways to temporarily adjust one's reading speed. The way to permanently adjust this is use the keystroke anywhere and it will adjust it at 5% differences.
Control+Windows+Alt+PageUp to increase and,
Control+Windows+Alt+PageDown to decrease permanently.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 8:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Jaws 16

Please refresh my memory.


Where do I go to permanently increase the reading speed of Jaws?


Many, many Thanks!


Nancy


Re: New Radio Released

Samuel Wilkins
 

Will it support digital radio? 

On 06/08/2019 17:19, Danny Park wrote:
For those who have not heard, Sangeain has released a new radio, thePR-D17, which has tactal buttons and voice feedback controls for the functions.  I do not know much about it right now but I have one on order and will say more when I have it and have tried it out.
 
Danny
-- 
Regards, 

Samuel Wilkins


help with WebEx JAWS scripts

Bharat
 

Hi all,

I have been looking & searching for any JAWS scripts for Cisco WebEx.
On looking around i got to know that Cisco has written some scripts
for this programme but for my life i can't seem to reach to the links
for downloading them. I seem to be going in circles.

Please help.

thank you,

bharat.


This week on Eyes On Success: Freelance Journalist

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1932 Freelance Journalist (Aug. 7, 2019) 
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Re: audio recording

Allen Norris
 

I would use HQ recorder. I highly recommend it. If you have stereo mics, it will record in stereo. Lots of good features. It is not free though. Check it out. Hope that helps.


On Aug 6, 2019, at 5:50 PM, Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io <k_gunness@...> wrote:

hi group
what app can i use on android to do audio recording?
thanks
 


Recommendation tools for building website

Robert Mendoza
 

hi,

Allow me to give you a bit overview what I wanting for asking a help.
I and my fellow friends aiming to build a website
However, there are few questions needs to be clarified and answer
before we proceed with the creations.
First, we have the domain which includes for hosting its name of the future website.
And, we have the ideas of context of information need for a site.
My question is here. Since we are newbie
what would you suggest or program could be use for building code itself.
I know that of certain notepad++ is one of the tool for coding.
And, second, what is the tool we needed
that is readable by screen reader like NVDA or JAWS
so that we could able to achieve the best website that is presentable by everyone.
Looking forward for your diligent respond. Thanks in advance.

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