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Re: an amazon alexa question

Abbie Taylor
 

Do you have any other wireless devices in your home such as a smartphone or tablet? How are they working? If they're not giving you any trouble, there's no sense wasting time with your cable company.

How about other Alexa skills such as Tune-In Radio or Amazon Music? If they're not giving you any trouble, then the problem is primarily with XM Radio and the sleep sounds skill you use. I hope this helps.


I can't link to links

Nancy Hill
 

Hi Everyone,

I am using Win7 and Thunderbird.

Before I got my laptop out of the shop, I could enter on a link and it would immediately take me to what the link was paired to.


Now when I enter on a link, it says Launch Application and when I look around, it doesn't seem to have anything to choose.
Does anyone have an idea what is missing and how I can get it back?


I really miss my links.

Your help is greatly appreciated!

Many Thanks,

Nancy


Re: review of Smart Vision II phone

Keith S
 


I am sorry but I must have missed the review. 
 
Where can I view it?
 
Thanks
 
Keith

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2019 6:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] review of Smart Vision II phone

Ann, this sounds like a really neat phone. After reading your review, I'm thinking about getting one, but I have some questions. I'm assuming you're using Cricket as your phone carrier. I wonder if this device would work with Verizon and how I would go about setting it up. 

Does the manual come built into the phone or in hard copy print in the box?

I'm not familiar with smart phones, so I'm wondering if it's possible to make calls from your home wireless network so you're not using up data. I'd appreciate any answerers.  
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Re: New Radio Released

Gary Greico
 

I agree, I can get plenty of hd stations from plainview ny

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On 09-Aug-19 4:27 PM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
Since when have there been more added?  I got a radio a couple of
years ago, and there were only a few HD stations.  I'm talking about
2017 or so. Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Steve Matzura
Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 10:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
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???



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Re: New Radio Released

Pamela Dominguez
 

Since when have there been more added? I got a radio a couple of years ago, and there were only a few HD stations. I'm talking about 2017 or so. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Matzura
Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 10:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
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???



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Re: iPhone7 vs iPhone xr?

Sugar
 

Cool

As I am just going to start classes soon to learn how to navigate the iphone appreciate all hints, tips etc…

sugar

 

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Friday, August 9, 2019 10:10 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] iPhone7 vs iPhone xr?

 

alex is a voice you can download for free from inside of voiceover settings. 


Re: CF Eloquence: Unable to find LocaleCommon.dll

Josh Kennedy
 

I would contact codeFactory support. Or get the newest eloquence from www.atguys.com 


Re: Thoughts on Orbit 20

Josh Kennedy
 

using the orbit's note taker feature is like writing with a perkins brailler. you can write whatever braille code you want because the orbit has no braille translator. to get files onto the orbit, or to back-translate files, use these two free braille translators.

www.brailleblaster.org

http://tech.aph.org/lt


Re: Ask about spelling functionality of word 2019

 

Thanks for all of your replies.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2019 9:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Ask about spelling functionality of word 2019

I should add that only one option works, depending on the placement and design of the split button. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2019 9:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Ask about spelling functionality of word 2019

There are three possible ways to open split buttons.  Right arrow, down arrow, or alt down arrow. 
If you use space bar on a split button, the default action will be carried out.  Opening a split button shows you more options.  As I recall, you use enter on them as though you were in a menu.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2019 6:25 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Ask about spelling functionality of word 2019

Hi all
Anyone who use the check spelling functionality of office 2019? When i use this, and press tab to any of its suggestion, Jaws sometimes announce slipt button, but I don't know how to open the split button to see all of the suggestion from there. If I press spacebar, word acept the default suggestion from that button. I don't know if is that a split button, or Jaws recognizes the wrong control type. If it is a split buttn, please show me how to activate that button to see the suggestion from there.
I can use office 2019 with both Jaws and NVDA. any help would be appreciated.
Cuong
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 Sao Mai Vocational and assistive center for the blind
52/22 Huynh Thien Loc St., Hoa Thanh ward, Tan Phu dist., HCM, Vietnam.
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Re: Thoughts on Orbit 20

Josh Kennedy
 

the answers to your questions are under the questions themselves below.

1. How well does the Bluetooth connectivity work between the Orbit and
iOS? I've only had experience using my iPhone with a U2 and found the
experience pleasant enough. Can I count on the Orbit giving a similar
stability? Are the commands generally the same?
yes, yes, and yes. Orbit20 connects excellent to iPhone, commands are the same. You will have a great experience with it. 

2. I'm something of an ignorant snob and have pause about there being
no cursor routing keys. How easy have you found it to navigate to
specific points in a document for editing?
It is very easy to get around without cursor router keys. There are commands to quickly move between words, lines, paragraphs and so on. If you want a display with cursor router keys, get the braille me from www.atguys.com 

3. What do you not like about the Orbit?
I like everything about my two orbit readers that I own. 

4. In your opinion, is the product solid enough to buy now, or should
I hold out for a second generation?
The product is certainly solid enough to buy now. I own two of them and they work great. I read with them in church and I have the orbit sitting a foot or so away from the microphone when I read out loud for the congregation. 


Re: iPhone7 vs iPhone xr?

Josh Kennedy
 

alex is a voice you can download for free from inside of voiceover settings. 


Re: Thoughts on Orbit 20

Donald L. Roberts
 

I must disagree with your contention that the lack of routing keys is a problem. If this were a 32 or 40 cell display, it would be an issue. However, since the Orbit has only 20 cells, moving the cursor to the desired location is easy although admittedly not quite as fast as it would be if one had cursor routing keys.


Don Roberts


On 8/8/2019 12:34 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Hello,

I think the Orbit is solid, bluetooth works well, but the lack of routing keys is annoying to be sure. You can adjust, but I'm not sure that I really have adjusted. There's something about being able to immediately jump to a point on the line with a routing key that just can't be compared. I think it's pretty good though.

On Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 12:24 PM Joe Orozco <jsoro824@...> wrote:
Hi,

I got a chance to briefly look at the Orbit 20 at the NFB convention
last month. The product looked solid enough, but not having gotten the
opportunity to really put it through its paces, I still have a few
questions, even with the potential for a slight discount off the
regular price for convention attendees. Any help would be appreciated.

1. How well does the Bluetooth connectivity work between the Orbit and
iOS? I've only had experience using my iPhone with a U2 and found the
experience pleasant enough. Can I count on the Orbit giving a similar
stability? Are the commands generally the same?

2. I'm something of an ignorant snob and have pause about there being
no cursor routing keys. How easy have you found it to navigate to
specific points in a document for editing?

3. What do you not like about the Orbit?

4. In your opinion, is the product solid enough to buy now, or should
I hold out for a second generation?

Thanks guys for helping me make an informed purchase.

Best,

Joe





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Re: Kindle Fire question

Aleeha Dudley
 

Hi, 
Yes, you can either ask Alexa to do it, or you can hold in the power button until it chimes, then press and hold two fingers on the screen.
Aleeha 

On Aug 8, 2019, at 6:19 PM, Marie <magpie.mn@...> wrote:

My sighted niece borrowed my Fire and I forgot to turn off Voice View. Is there a shortcut to accomplish this?
Thanks, Marie
 


Re: an amazon alexa question

Aleeha Dudley
 

Hi,
It could be SiFi related, but the more likely cause is that the Echo can’t communicate with the skill for whatever reason for a short amount of time. This happens with Audible books sometimes as well. It wouldn’t hurt to have your cable company run a diagnostic on your network to see if you’re having intermittent connection problems.
Aleeha Dudley

On Aug 8, 2019, at 5:57 PM, Troy Burnham <troyburnham34@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,

I use the box fan virtual sleep sound on my second gen amazon dot at night, and it doesn't happen that often but once in a while the sound will stop in the middle of the night and when I ask alexa to start the sound again she'll tell me that she's having trouble and to try a little later. It's usually not that long before it starts working again but the most recent time this happened, one day last week, I couldn't make things work again for at least a half hour. Also, when this happened recently I tried the command on my echo and got the same response.

Also, if I try to listen to a baseball game using siriusXM through my echo, just about every time I've tried it this year the game never plays completely and instead ends up stopping somewhere in the middle to late innings. Incidentally I get the same response here that I do when I ask for the sleep sound to start again, Alexa tells me that she's having problems and to try again later. Does anybody know if either or both of these problems could be wifi related? I've been tempted to call my cable provider which is where I get my internet service from, and see if they can tell from their end if I'm having occasional wifi problems and if they think changing out the router would help but I haven't done that yet since I don't know if they can tell anything until it actually happens, and I never know when the problem will crop up.

Troy




Re: review of Smart Vision II phone

Amy Gordon
 

Yes the manual inline and or they can email you the manual when you purchase.

On 8/8/19, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:
Hi Abbie,

Sorry, the Smart Vision phones do not work on Verizon because they are
GSN phones, not CDMA. Verizon only works with CDMA. That's why I went
to Cricket. I'm saving money, though, and that's a good thing.

I downloaded the manual from the web site. I don't think it is on the
phone itself.

Yes, you can use your home network or any other if you want, but not
for phone calls. DATA includes web searches, maps and so on,
downloading files etc. It doesn't apply to phone calls or texts.

As for getting set up, I worked with the guys at Irie-AT, and they put
me on Team Viewer and were able to get me all set-up in a fraction of
the time it would have taken me.

Ann P.



Original message:
Ann, this sounds like a really neat phone. After reading your review,
I'm thinking about getting one, but I have some questions. I'm assuming
you're using Cricket as your phone carrier. I wonder if this device
would work with Verizon and how I would go about setting it up.
Does the manual come built into the phone or in hard copy print in the
box?
I'm not familiar with smart phones, so I'm wondering if it's possible
to make calls from your home wireless network so you're not using up
data. I'd appreciate any answerers.
--

Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com
<https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com>
http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com
abbietaylor945@gmail.com
--
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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."




Does Anyone Have the Braille Dot Smart Watch?

Gary Ray
 

Gary Ray here.

 

I read something today about a smart watch called the Dot that has 4 braille cells on it.  I believe it is used with either an IOS or Droid device.  It has a pretty hefty price of around $300.

 

I am interested in hearing from someone who actually has one and can share what their experience with it is.

 

Thanx!


CF Eloquence: Unable to find LocaleCommon.dll

Rob Hudson <rob_hudson_3182@...>
 

I just installed what I think is an old version of codeFactory SAPI eloquence which I purchased back in 2015. I ran TextAloud in order to generate some audio files, and got the error discussed in this article:
https://support.freedomscientific.com/support/technicalsupport/bulletin/1658
Some computers may display a dialog message titled Themida while running the JAWS 2018, JAWS 18, Fusion 11, or ZoomText 11 setup package. The message states :
Cannot find LocaleCommon.dll. Please, re-install this application
The solution in the article is to uninstall the CF eloquence package. Has anyone found another work around? Would purchasing an upgrade to the package fix the problem?


Re: review of Smart Vision II phone

Ann Parsons
 

Hi Abbie,

Sorry, the Smart Vision phones do not work on Verizon because they are GSN phones, not CDMA. Verizon only works with CDMA. That's why I went to Cricket. I'm saving money, though, and that's a good thing.

I downloaded the manual from the web site. I don't think it is on the phone itself.

Yes, you can use your home network or any other if you want, but not for phone calls. DATA includes web searches, maps and so on, downloading files etc. It doesn't apply to phone calls or texts.

As for getting set up, I worked with the guys at Irie-AT, and they put me on Team Viewer and were able to get me all set-up in a fraction of the time it would have taken me.

Ann P.



Original message:

Ann, this sounds like a really neat phone. After reading your review, I'm thinking about getting one, but I have some questions. I'm assuming you're using Cricket as your phone carrier. I wonder if this device would work with Verizon and how I would go about setting it up.
Does the manual come built into the phone or in hard copy print in the box?
I'm not familiar with smart phones, so I'm wondering if it's possible to make calls from your home wireless network so you're not using up data. I'd appreciate any answerers.
--

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abbietaylor945@gmail.com
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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
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Skype: Putertutor

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Re: review of Smart Vision II phone

Victor
 

I agree. It sounds like a great phone with a lot of promise. However, I hope the company that makes it will consider marketing it to the cited world as I think many sighted people would still appreciate having a phone with a keyboard in addition to the touchscreen. It’s nice that this phone gives the user both options. Companies that make products specifically for the blind have a hard time surviving. But I think this company could market the phone to the world at large and stand a better chance of prospering. If they do that, maybe they would be able to lower the price a bit.

Just my thoughts,

Victor


On Aug 8, 2019, at 4:37 PM, Abbie Taylor <abbietaylor945@...> wrote:

Ann, this sounds like a really neat phone. After reading your review, I'm thinking about getting one, but I have some questions. I'm assuming you're using Cricket as your phone carrier. I wonder if this device would work with Verizon and how I would go about setting it up. 

Does the manual come built into the phone or in hard copy print in the box?

I'm not familiar with smart phones, so I'm wondering if it's possible to make calls from your home wireless network so you're not using up data. I'd appreciate any answerers.  
--


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: review of Smart Vision II phone

Abbie Taylor
 

Ann, this sounds like a really neat phone. After reading your review, I'm thinking about getting one, but I have some questions. I'm assuming you're using Cricket as your phone carrier. I wonder if this device would work with Verizon and how I would go about setting it up. 

Does the manual come built into the phone or in hard copy print in the box?

I'm not familiar with smart phones, so I'm wondering if it's possible to make calls from your home wireless network so you're not using up data. I'd appreciate any answerers.  
--


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 

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