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Re: Will JAWS or NVDA work on a Chromebook?

George McCoy <slr1bpz@...>
 

Actually, they run the Chromium OS.  The newer ones can run an Android emulator on top of Chromium.


George

On 8/15/2019 11:14 AM, Gene wrote:
They are Android machines.  How well the screen-reader it uses works is something others can address.
 
Gene
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Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:11 AM
To: main
Subject: [TechTalk] Will JAWS or NVDA work on a Chromebook?
 
I know nothing about Chromebooks other than they can be bought for a
low price.  Are they Windows machines and will NVDA or JAWS work on
them?  I would only need it for email and web surfing.

Thanks!

Peter



CDN

Walter Ramage
 

Hi Folks.  To cut a long story short I have been informed by Open Drive if I wanted to subscribe to their enterprise account I would be able to upload to the account faster using a CDN.

 

Has anybody used such a thing and how do they work?  Is it like download managers in reverse?  Are they accessible?  Walter.

 


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Re: Will JAWS or NVDA work on a Chromebook?

Monte Single
 

I don't think so. Chrome books have their own screen reader. I think it is called vox.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Peter Spitz
Sent: August-15-19 10:12 AM
To: main <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Will JAWS or NVDA work on a Chromebook?

I know nothing about Chromebooks other than they can be bought for a low price. Are they Windows machines and will NVDA or JAWS work on them? I would only need it for email and web surfing.

Thanks!

Peter


Re: Will JAWS or NVDA work on a Chromebook?

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Peter, The Chrome Book uses ChromeVox as its screen reader and you can also
run Android stuff on it. So, no chance for either Jaws, NVDA or any other
Windows-based screen reader.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Will JAWS or NVDA work on a Chromebook?

Gene
 

They are Android machines.  How well the screen-reader it uses works is something others can address.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:11 AM
To: main
Subject: [TechTalk] Will JAWS or NVDA work on a Chromebook?
 
I know nothing about Chromebooks other than they can be bought for a
low price.  Are they Windows machines and will NVDA or JAWS work on
them?  I would only need it for email and web surfing.

Thanks!

Peter



Will JAWS or NVDA work on a Chromebook?

Peter Spitz
 

I know nothing about Chromebooks other than they can be bought for a
low price. Are they Windows machines and will NVDA or JAWS work on
them? I would only need it for email and web surfing.

Thanks!

Peter


Re: Receiving a call on your Alexa or Google device?

Barb O'Connor
 

I have not figured that out either. The only people that I have tried to call their devices, I have known what their name was. Wow, that was a bad sentence. Anyway I hope you get my drift.

Barb

On Aug 14, 2019, at 9:05 PM, Vicky Vaughan <vrvaughan63@gmail.com> wrote:

Thanks for responding to my question.

Would you please explain what you mean by the Callee's Alexa's name?

I may know that I am calling Joe, but how can I know the name of his device?

Again, Thanks for trying to help!

Sincerely, Vicky V

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barb O'Connor
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:13 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Receiving a call on your Alexa or Google device?

OK, I’m going to take a stab at this and I’m sure somebody will correct me if I’ve given any wrong information.

I think first of all, you would have to have the person you want to call in your contacts for your echo which you do in the communications tab of the lady a app. Then, I think, you would have to know what the persons device name is to actually Collett. I hope you will post back and let me know if I’ve given correct information.

Barb
On Aug 14, 2019, at 3:11 PM, Vicky Vaughan <vrvaughan63@gmail.com> wrote:

If I wanted to call you, but have it go to your Alexa device and not your phone, how would I do that?

Thanks very much for any help!

Sincerely Vicky V

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Chris G
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2019 4:42 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Receiving a call on your Alexa or Google device?

Yes to all.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Peter Spitz
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:36 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Receiving a call on your Alexa or Google device?

So I have a follow-up question. I have zero experience with the Echo devices. If I buy an Echo Dot and put it in my bedroom, can I have the Echo Connect in my office connected to the VOIP phone system and make calls from my Dot in my bedroom? Would I be able to add more Dots and make calls from different rooms in my house?

Thanks for your answer in advance!

Peter

On 7/25/19, Chris G <chris@magiccastle.online> wrote:
If you have a land line, you can get a device called “Echo Connect.”

This is a little box that connects to your phone. You can use Alexa
to call, and when your phone rings she will announce the caller. You
can then say Alexa answer.” She will answer. She is now a hands
free speaker phone.





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Holly
Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Receiving a call on your Alexa or Google device?



Vicky:



You have to go into your Alexa app and tap on ‘communication’, then
you can add contacts to your list of people you want to call using
Alexa. They must also have an echo device to receive calls from you.














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Re: a thunder bird question

Gerald Levy
 

Try this. ?? ???? First, make sure that you are in the Personal Address Book, not All Address Books.?? Tab once to your list of contacts and scroll down the list to the one you want to delete. Then press the Context menu key or Shift-F10 and select the delete option.


Gerald

On 8/14/2019 8:27 PM, angelsonsAna wrote:
Hello there Abby, when I try to delete an address from my book in thunder bird it says write no subject.?? I am at a loss.


On 2019-08-13 7:17 PM, Abbie Taylor wrote:
It's been a long time since I've used Thunderbird, but if I remember correctly, you can open the address book by pressing Control plus Shift plus B. You can also find this option in the?? tools menu. When you find the contact you want to delete, simply press the Forward delete key. It may ask you to confirm. In that case, press OK or Yes, and you should be good to go. I hope this helps.
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Re: Receiving a call on your Alexa or Google device?

Vicky Vaughan
 

Thanks for responding to my question.

Would you please explain what you mean by the Callee's Alexa's name?

I may know that I am calling Joe, but how can I know the name of his device?

Again, Thanks for trying to help!

Sincerely, Vicky V

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barb O'Connor
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:13 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Receiving a call on your Alexa or Google device?

OK, I’m going to take a stab at this and I’m sure somebody will correct me if I’ve given any wrong information.

I think first of all, you would have to have the person you want to call in your contacts for your echo which you do in the communications tab of the lady a app. Then, I think, you would have to know what the persons device name is to actually Collett. I hope you will post back and let me know if I’ve given correct information.

Barb
On Aug 14, 2019, at 3:11 PM, Vicky Vaughan <vrvaughan63@gmail.com> wrote:

If I wanted to call you, but have it go to your Alexa device and not your phone, how would I do that?

Thanks very much for any help!

Sincerely Vicky V

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Chris G
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2019 4:42 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Receiving a call on your Alexa or Google device?

Yes to all.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Peter Spitz
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:36 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Receiving a call on your Alexa or Google device?

So I have a follow-up question. I have zero experience with the Echo devices. If I buy an Echo Dot and put it in my bedroom, can I have the Echo Connect in my office connected to the VOIP phone system and make calls from my Dot in my bedroom? Would I be able to add more Dots and make calls from different rooms in my house?

Thanks for your answer in advance!

Peter

On 7/25/19, Chris G <chris@magiccastle.online> wrote:
If you have a land line, you can get a device called “Echo Connect.”

This is a little box that connects to your phone. You can use Alexa
to call, and when your phone rings she will announce the caller. You
can then say Alexa answer.” She will answer. She is now a hands
free speaker phone.





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Holly
Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Receiving a call on your Alexa or Google device?



Vicky:



You have to go into your Alexa app and tap on ‘communication’, then
you can add contacts to your list of people you want to call using
Alexa. They must also have an echo device to receive calls from you.














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Re: a thunder bird question

 

Hello there Abby, when I try to delete an address from my book in thunder bird it says write no subject.  I am at a loss.

On 2019-08-13 7:17 PM, Abbie Taylor wrote:
It's been a long time since I've used Thunderbird, but if I remember correctly, you can open the address book by pressing Control plus Shift plus B. You can also find this option in the  tools menu. When you find the contact you want to delete, simply press the Forward delete key. It may ask you to confirm. In that case, press OK or Yes, and you should be good to go. I hope this helps.
--

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http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@gmail.com


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Re: Receiving a call on your Alexa or Google device?

Barb O'Connor
 

OK, I’m going to take a stab at this and I’m sure somebody will correct me if I’ve given any wrong information.

I think first of all, you would have to have the person you want to call in your contacts for your echo which you do in the communications tab of the lady a app. Then, I think, you would have to know what the persons device name is to actually Collett. I hope you will post back and let me know if I’ve given correct information.

Barb

On Aug 14, 2019, at 3:11 PM, Vicky Vaughan <vrvaughan63@gmail.com> wrote:

If I wanted to call you, but have it go to your Alexa device and not your phone, how would I do that?

Thanks very much for any help!

Sincerely Vicky V

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris G
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2019 4:42 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Receiving a call on your Alexa or Google device?

Yes to all.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Spitz
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:36 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Receiving a call on your Alexa or Google device?

So I have a follow-up question. I have zero experience with the Echo devices. If I buy an Echo Dot and put it in my bedroom, can I have the Echo Connect in my office connected to the VOIP phone system and make calls from my Dot in my bedroom? Would I be able to add more Dots and make calls from different rooms in my house?

Thanks for your answer in advance!

Peter

On 7/25/19, Chris G <chris@magiccastle.online> wrote:
If you have a land line, you can get a device called “Echo Connect.”

This is a little box that connects to your phone. You can use Alexa
to call, and when your phone rings she will announce the caller. You
can then say Alexa answer.” She will answer. She is now a hands free
speaker phone.





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Holly
Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Receiving a call on your Alexa or Google device?



Vicky:



You have to go into your Alexa app and tap on ‘communication’, then
you can add contacts to your list of people you want to call using
Alexa. They must also have an echo device to receive calls from you.














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Re: KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS FOR DIFFERENT QUOTATION MARKS IN WORD?

Carolyn Arnold
 

Also, you could see if you find the correct quote marks in Character Map. I never use it, but my husband, the graphic artist loves the thing.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Abbie Taylor
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS FOR DIFFERENT QUOTATION MARKS IN WORD?

I know you can do single quotes with Shift plus apostraphe, and you might be able to do a double quote by pressing this command twice. But as for the rest, I don't have a clue. There's a new book from National Braille Press on using Word with Jaws and NVDA that might have the answer. Good luck.
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NVDA 2019.2 now available

Quentin Christensen
 

Good morning everyone,

NV Access is pleased to announce the release of NVDA 2019.2.  Highlights of this release include auto detection of Freedom Scientific braille displays, an experimental setting in the Advanced panel to stop browse mode from automatically moving focus (which may provide performance improvements), a rate boost option for the Windows OneCore synthesizer to achieve very fast rates, and many other bug fixes.

Please see the full release announcement, what's new, and download links at https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2019-2-now-available/ 

Kind regards

Quentin. 

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Training and Support Manager

NVDA 2019.2 RC 1 now available!


Re: Unlocking Braille Sense U2

Sharon S
 

Hi, good to hear you fixed it. I too have no idea what that keystroke is for.

If you ever need it the reset that loses all your settings is pressing the reset while holding down the forward media key. You hold down the forward key until you hear the music then let it go. This setting has gotten me out of most problems. You lose all your settings but don't lose your files or email settings or info.

Hope this helps.
From Shaz.
Canberra, Australia.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Orozco
Sent: Wednesday, 14 August 2019 6:55 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Unlocking Braille Sense U2

I randomly figured it out. Use F1 plus T. The unit chimed, and my keys started working again. I have no idea what F1 T does. I literally just tried a random keystroke, but there you go, in case it ever happens to you.

On 8/13/19, Joe Orozco via Groups.Io <jsoro824=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi,

I've got an interesting issue with my Braille Sense U2. None of the
keys will work. The device is not locked; I've checked to make sure
all keys are unlocked. I can turn the unit on. After the Power On
message, it will show me the File Manager item on the main menu. None
of the typing keys will work. If I use the Down scroll key, it will
toggle between 6 and 8 dot mode. I thought it might be in one handed
mode, but I've turned on the unit holding down the F4 key, and this
has not changed anything. I've tried resetting the unit. That also has
not helped. I only know how to reset the unit using the reset button
in the back of the device. If there's a more definitive means of
resetting to factory default, I don't know how to do this. I've called
HIMS, but there's no telling when they'll get back to me. Any guidance
on this would be very much appreciated.

Joe




Re: Receiving a call on your Alexa or Google device?

Vicky Vaughan
 

If I wanted to call you, but have it go to your Alexa device and not your phone, how would I do that?

Thanks very much for any help!

Sincerely Vicky V

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris G
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2019 4:42 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Receiving a call on your Alexa or Google device?

Yes to all.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Spitz
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:36 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Receiving a call on your Alexa or Google device?

So I have a follow-up question. I have zero experience with the Echo devices. If I buy an Echo Dot and put it in my bedroom, can I have the Echo Connect in my office connected to the VOIP phone system and make calls from my Dot in my bedroom? Would I be able to add more Dots and make calls from different rooms in my house?

Thanks for your answer in advance!

Peter

On 7/25/19, Chris G <chris@magiccastle.online> wrote:
If you have a land line, you can get a device called “Echo Connect.”

This is a little box that connects to your phone. You can use Alexa
to call, and when your phone rings she will announce the caller. You
can then say Alexa answer.” She will answer. She is now a hands free
speaker phone.





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Holly
Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Receiving a call on your Alexa or Google device?



Vicky:



You have to go into your Alexa app and tap on ‘communication’, then
you can add contacts to your list of people you want to call using
Alexa. They must also have an echo device to receive calls from you.














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Re: can't read bard books on second gen Victor reader

Chris G <chris@...>
 

The second gen stream should pull the key down when you connect to WIFI.

Perhaps check for a firmware update when connected to WIFI.



On Thu, 08 Aug 2019 11:26:10 -0400
"Ann Parsons" <akp@sero.email> wrote:

Hi all,

Did you remember to keep the key you downloaded from HW when you first got the Stream? If not, you'll have to call HW and sit through the musac till they can send you a link to download the key again. Don't leave messages, sit through the musac. Fold clothes or brush the dog or unload the dishwasher. Put your phone on speaker. They will answer eventually.

Ann P.

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Re: Safe Mode and screen readers?

Smiling?
 

This is a video that was put together by Microsoft staff shared here before,
but sighted assistance would be best just in case. Plus, it truly depends on
you the user. How comfortable are you with working with computers? How
capable do you feel at figuring out situations? And how familiar are you
with all of it?

Use Narrator in Safe Mode to troubleshoot your Windows 10 PC | Microsoft -
YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdjzJXpCL4g

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Sharon Hooley
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 4:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Safe Mode and screen readers?

Hi,

I want to do something in safe mode in Windows 10. I've never done this
with any computer before. Does NVDA and Narrator, latest versions, work
with this, or will I need sighted help at some point?

Thanks,


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This week on Eyes On Success: Adapting to Blindness As An Adult

blueskies11
 

This week’s episode of Eyes On Success is:

1933 Adapting to Blindness as an Adult (Aug. 14, 2019)
Show Notes
Kelly Egan was in her 40’s when she started losing her vision. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Kelly about how she adapted to her situation by attending a vocational rehabilitation program to acquire blindness life skills and went on to become a Customer Relations Manager at Sprint advocating for and providing programs and promotions for the disabled.

 

The audio, show notes, and much more can be found at:

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and the podcast can be found wherever you get your podcasts.

 

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Re: KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS FOR DIFFERENT QUOTATION MARKS IN WORD?

Abbie Taylor
 

I know you can do single quotes with Shift plus apostraphe, and you might be able to do a double quote by pressing this command twice. But as for the rest, I don't have a clue. There's a new book from National Braille Press on using Word with Jaws and NVDA that might have the answer. Good luck.
--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: a thunder bird question

Abbie Taylor
 

It's been a long time since I've used Thunderbird, but if I remember correctly, you can open the address book by pressing Control plus Shift plus B. You can also find this option in the  tools menu. When you find the contact you want to delete, simply press the Forward delete key. It may ask you to confirm. In that case, press OK or Yes, and you should be good to go. I hope this helps.
--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 

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