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maybe a virus?

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

For the past 2 days I've been getting an occasional popup that's some sort of survey. I'm running windows 10 and google chrome, and the only virus protection I have is windows defender. How can I go about getting rid of whatever is causing this popup, and do I need to run some other protection besides windows defender? I have malware bytes pro but I've never installed it on this machine.

Thanks.

Troy


Re: Aira now has free calls!

Pamela Dominguez
 

I thought it was something like $300 a month. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Victor
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:34 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Aira now has free calls!

Doesn’t it cost almost $90 a month? That’s too much for me!

Victor
On Aug 21, 2019, at 8:33 PM, Hope Williamson <hopeisjoyful@gmail.com> wrote:

Yeah, me too! I'd gladly pay for it if it weren't so much.





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Re: Solving CAPCHA on Chrome

Gerald Levy
 

A few weeks ago, the developer of Captcha Solver for Chrome posted that he would begin charging $140 a year for this service, which means that it is no longer a viable option, especially if it doesn't work consistently.?? It might even be an outright?? scam, like Captcha Be Gone, so caveat emptor.?? I am not aware of any other accessible captcha solver that works with Chrome.


Gerald

On 8/21/2019 10:56 PM, Joe Orozco wrote:
Hi, can anyone recommend a good accessible CAPCHA solving service on
Chrome? I previously downloaded CAPCHA Solver, which had been designed
for blind people, but in addition to having to run in developer mode,
it didn???t actually work, at least not for me. If anyone can make a
better recommendation and give some instruction on how to use the
extension, I???d be much appreciative. Thanks guys.--Joe



Re: playing midi files with vlc

Smiling?
 

Try doing a select all while in whatever folder it is that you have your
various midi files that you are interested in playing similar to how you
would with other files.

Or try using the keystroke Control+F to play the folder of files.

If you've already tried these options with no success, sounds like VLC has
difficulties with midi files for whatever reasons.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:33 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] playing midi files with vlc

Hello,

I hope my question is at least close enough to what this group covers and
that you can help me.

My aim is to open a folder of MIDI files and be able to have them played
without having to manually go from one to the next.

I use VLC to play other files and hoped it would work with MIDI. VLC
preferences show that it can be associated with MIDI files but they do not
play.

I was told that perhaps associating VLC with a .sf2 file would solv the
problem. Where can I find a .sf2 file which can be associated with VLC? Is
there another way for MIDI files to play sequentially?

In case it's important, I'm running Win 7.

I will gratefully receive any help you may have. I believe that some
discussions have referred to Sound Fonts.

Joe Giovanellli, W2PVY


relaxing melodies

Shelly Kane
 

Hi group:


I have a question about the relaxation apps on the I phone.  I tried downloading Calm and you have to pay for it so took that off and found relaxing melodies.  It has tons of different sounds for free.  It is taking a lot of getting used to because it says pro and when that happens, that means you don't get that sound or whatever it may be.  My question is if anyone has this, do you know if they ever add any new sounds?  I got an email from calm and they are begging me to join but I'm not and I never get an email from relaxing melodies I guess that's normal.  My second question is do you know if they have guided meditation on this app?  I know calm had lots of meditation on there.  I was kind of hoping for some meditation on this one for free and if so, how do I find it and how do I choose which one I want to do?  Thanks in advance for any help you can give me on this.  If none of you have this app, it's fine.  Just thought I would take a chance posting here first.  Take care and thanks again.

Shelly


Windows 10 speech recognition training and JAWS 2019

Steven Johnson <saxmonger@...>
 

I am trying to run the voice training part of Windows 10 speech recognition.  Anyone know how to make JAWS stay focused on the text that you have to read so I can read it with my braille display and complete it?


accessible electronic toothbrush

heather albright
 

Hay my lovely 10 year old Philips Sonicare no longer holds a charge sie. I like this brand as one an see, it has a long life spande. Unfortunately, you cant change the batteries so it shows it is charging as the charger still works but, it will not work! It has one of those built in batteries!  So does anyone know of a brush that has tones or vibrations when you are switching modes. They all seem way high-tech and menu driven  and some use Bluetooth sheesh. I wish they still had my old brush but, of course they do not make that model anymore! Mine had five settings that I memorized and I could tell what setting it was on by the way the brush vibrated. I was hoping in this day and age, they might have brushes with tones especially now they have different pressure sensors now, not just different brushing settings. So now you have to choose your pressure, than your brushing setting and the time. Cheers Heather

 

"Blindness is a characteristic, not a handicap!" Dr. Kenneth Jernigan
e-mail:
kd5cbl@...
sites:
National Federation of The Blind:
www.nfb.org
An Accessible Online Library:
www.bookshare.org

 


Re: Aira now has free calls!

Hope Williamson <hopeisjoyful@...>
 

The standard one is $99 per month. They do have a plan with 30 minutes
for $29 monthly. https://aira.io/pricing

On 8/21/19, Hope Williamson <hopeisjoyful@gmail.com> wrote:
Yeah, me too! I'd gladly pay for it if it weren't so much.


Re: Audio Editing HELP!

Victor
 

Audacity is a great free software program. We use it at the radio station where I work and it serves our needs pretty well. Gold wave and reaper cost money. I think gold wave cost around $50 and reaper costs around $100. At least that’s how much they cost the last time I checked. They might cost more now.

Victor


On Aug 21, 2019, at 1:09 PM, Carrie Morales <carrie@...> wrote:

I’ve heard of audacity. I’ve also heard of goldwave and reaper. I’ll wait to see what others think is the best for this. Thanks Gene!

 

Carrie Morales

Website: LiveAccessible.Com

YouTube: Live Accessible

Instagram: @LiveAccessible

Twitter: @LiveAccessible

Email: carrie@...

*Picture Description: Text reads Live accessible: blindness or Low Vision does not define or limit you on a blue background

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Audio Editing HELP!

 

I may, but I don't know enough about just how you would do these things with various programs to know if it is the best option.  Audacity is a good program but others may have many comments on the subject. 

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:01 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Audio Editing HELP!

 

She does not have a mixer, so we’d need a program and I don’t mind helping her out with it. Do you have any software recommendations?

 

Carrie Morales

Website: LiveAccessible.Com

YouTube: Live Accessible

Instagram: @LiveAccessible

Twitter: @LiveAccessible

Email: carrie@...

*Picture Description: Text reads Live accessible: blindness or Low Vision does not define or limit you on a blue background

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Audio Editing HELP!

 

It depends on how she intends to work.  If she is going to use a mixer, she can create the files, then combine them into one, using a program or a method that will combine the files. 

 

If she wants to do all these things with software, she may have to use another recording program.  For example, I would think she would want the music to play, then fade down while she talks, then increase to full volume again.  Working with software, she will probably need to use another program.

 

If she knows nothing about creating podcasts, she may need a tutorial or personal instruction.

 

Gene

----- Original message -----

Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:43 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Audio Editing HELP!

 

So a friend of mine wants to do a podcast type deal. She wants to record and add an intro and outro and piece different pieces of recordings together. Can you do that with mp3 direct cut?

Carrie Morales

Website: LiveAccessible.Com

YouTube: Live Accessible

Instagram: @LiveAccessible

Twitter: @LiveAccessible

Email: carrie@...

*Picture Description: Text reads Live accessible: blindness or Low Vision does not define or limit you on a blue background

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Audio Editing HELP!

 

What kind of files do you want to edit?  If you are only working with MP3 files, MP3 Direct Cut is the best option.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:13 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Audio Editing HELP!

 

Hey Everyone,

What’s the easiest and most accessible audio editor compatible with JAWS? Preferably free?

 

Carrie Morales

Website: LiveAccessible.Com

YouTube: Live Accessible

Instagram: @LiveAccessible

Twitter: @LiveAccessible

Email: carrie@...

*Picture Description: Text reads Live accessible: blindness or Low Vision does not define or limit you on a blue background

 


Re: Aira now has free calls!

Victor
 

Doesn’t it cost almost $90 a month? That’s too much for me!

Victor

On Aug 21, 2019, at 8:33 PM, Hope Williamson <hopeisjoyful@gmail.com> wrote:

Yeah, me too! I'd gladly pay for it if it weren't so much.



Re: Aira now has free calls!

Hope Williamson <hopeisjoyful@...>
 

Yeah, me too! I'd gladly pay for it if it weren't so much.


Re: Aira now has free calls!

Victor
 

I’m glad they are providing assistance for free for short tasks. I just wish this service didn’t cost so much. But I’m glad it’s available.

Victor


On Aug 21, 2019, at 7:46 PM, Carrie Morales <carrie@...> wrote:

Hey Everyone,

If you’re in the US, Canada, Austraillia, or New Zealand, Aira has released their free calls for 5 minute or less tasks. In case you don’t know, Aira is an app that connects you to a trained professional for reading, interpreting, or describing things you need.

I just made a video about it: https://youtu.be/yw3fvGkSKCo

And check out their free promotions other than the 5 minute calls like help when Jaws crashes, help with inaccessible websites, small business owners assistance, help for job seekers, and access points.

Also, if you were part of the pilot program in the UK, they are rolling out the free calls for you, too.

I’ve used the access points in the past and it’s really great. I use Be my Eyes as well, but there is certainly a difference in professionalism and training  since Be My Eyes is completely volunteer based. Don’t get me wrong, I love what Be My Eyes is doing, and I use it all the time, but I’m also really happy that Aira is providing at least a few minutes for free! We definitely can use help sometimes and can’t always rely on OCR and object recognition, especially for visual interpreting.

For example, the other day I just needed help locating something I dropped.

Cheers!

 

Carrie Morales

Website: LiveAccessible.Com

YouTube: Live Accessible

Instagram: @LiveAccessible

Twitter: @LiveAccessible

Email: carrie@...

*Picture Description: Text reads Live accessible: blindness or Low Vision does not define or limit you on a blue background

 


Executive Products Case for U2

Joe Orozco
 

Hi, does anyone have an Executive Products case for a Braille Sense
U2, and if you do, can you speak to its durability? Is it any slimmer
than the standard case that comes from HIMS? Thanks in advance.--Joe


Solving CAPCHA on Chrome

Joe Orozco
 

Hi, can anyone recommend a good accessible CAPCHA solving service on
Chrome? I previously downloaded CAPCHA Solver, which had been designed
for blind people, but in addition to having to run in developer mode,
it didn’t actually work, at least not for me. If anyone can make a
better recommendation and give some instruction on how to use the
extension, I’d be much appreciative. Thanks guys.--Joe


Aira now has free calls!

Carrie Morales
 

Hey Everyone,

If you’re in the US, Canada, Austraillia, or New Zealand, Aira has released their free calls for 5 minute or less tasks. In case you don’t know, Aira is an app that connects you to a trained professional for reading, interpreting, or describing things you need.

I just made a video about it: https://youtu.be/yw3fvGkSKCo

And check out their free promotions other than the 5 minute calls like help when Jaws crashes, help with inaccessible websites, small business owners assistance, help for job seekers, and access points.

Also, if you were part of the pilot program in the UK, they are rolling out the free calls for you, too.

I’ve used the access points in the past and it’s really great. I use Be my Eyes as well, but there is certainly a difference in professionalism and training  since Be My Eyes is completely volunteer based. Don’t get me wrong, I love what Be My Eyes is doing, and I use it all the time, but I’m also really happy that Aira is providing at least a few minutes for free! We definitely can use help sometimes and can’t always rely on OCR and object recognition, especially for visual interpreting.

For example, the other day I just needed help locating something I dropped.

Cheers!

 

Carrie Morales

Website: LiveAccessible.Com

YouTube: Live Accessible

Instagram: @LiveAccessible

Twitter: @LiveAccessible

Email: carrie@...

*Picture Description: Text reads Live accessible: blindness or Low Vision does not define or limit you on a blue background

 


small tv

heather albright
 

Hello, I wanted to get a smart tv with the onboard audio. I have a firestick already. I was told the smaller tvs do not have voice guideance! I need a small tv as it will be on a card table in my room. Does anyone know if the 19 to 24 inch has the voice over that will allow me to go between my firestick and the tv antenna? Thanks cheers Heather

 

"Blindness is a characteristic, not a handicap!" Dr. Kenneth Jernigan
e-mail:
kd5cbl@...
sites:
National Federation of The Blind:
www.nfb.org
An Accessible Online Library:
www.bookshare.org

 


Re: open parent document

Flor Lynch
 

The last time I encountered Open Parent Document, I did a ‘save target as’ on the ‘document’ and I then successfully downloaded and read it.
 

Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:54 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] open parent document

Hi,

I’m trying to read a manual for instructions, it says open parent document I think, why is it saying that and how can I get past this to read the info?

 

Thank you,

Sincerely,

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...

 


open parent document

Sandra Streeter
 

If you have Freedom Import Printer in OpenBook, you can do the Print command, selecting  Freedom Import Printer from your list of printers.

 

 

 

Sandra

 

The gift of mental energy comes from God, the supreme being and if we concentrate  our thoughts on this truth we get into harmony with this great power.

(Nikola Tesla)

 


Re: open parent document

Mike B.
 

Yo Bro,
 
Send me the link and I'll see what I can do.

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 -----
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:54 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] open parent document

Hi,

I’m trying to read a manual for instructions, it says open parent document I think, why is it saying that and how can I get past this to read the info?

 

Thank you,

Sincerely,

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...

 


Re: Audio Editing HELP!

Carrie Morales
 

I’ve heard of audacity. I’ve also heard of goldwave and reaper. I’ll wait to see what others think is the best for this. Thanks Gene!

 

Carrie Morales

Website: LiveAccessible.Com

YouTube: Live Accessible

Instagram: @LiveAccessible

Twitter: @LiveAccessible

Email: carrie@...

*Picture Description: Text reads Live accessible: blindness or Low Vision does not define or limit you on a blue background

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Audio Editing HELP!

 

I may, but I don't know enough about just how you would do these things with various programs to know if it is the best option.  Audacity is a good program but others may have many comments on the subject. 

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:01 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Audio Editing HELP!

 

She does not have a mixer, so we’d need a program and I don’t mind helping her out with it. Do you have any software recommendations?

 

Carrie Morales

Website: LiveAccessible.Com

YouTube: Live Accessible

Instagram: @LiveAccessible

Twitter: @LiveAccessible

Email: carrie@...

*Picture Description: Text reads Live accessible: blindness or Low Vision does not define or limit you on a blue background

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Audio Editing HELP!

 

It depends on how she intends to work.  If she is going to use a mixer, she can create the files, then combine them into one, using a program or a method that will combine the files. 

 

If she wants to do all these things with software, she may have to use another recording program.  For example, I would think she would want the music to play, then fade down while she talks, then increase to full volume again.  Working with software, she will probably need to use another program.

 

If she knows nothing about creating podcasts, she may need a tutorial or personal instruction.

 

Gene

----- Original message -----

Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:43 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Audio Editing HELP!

 

So a friend of mine wants to do a podcast type deal. She wants to record and add an intro and outro and piece different pieces of recordings together. Can you do that with mp3 direct cut?

Carrie Morales

Website: LiveAccessible.Com

YouTube: Live Accessible

Instagram: @LiveAccessible

Twitter: @LiveAccessible

Email: carrie@...

*Picture Description: Text reads Live accessible: blindness or Low Vision does not define or limit you on a blue background

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Audio Editing HELP!

 

What kind of files do you want to edit?  If you are only working with MP3 files, MP3 Direct Cut is the best option.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:13 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Audio Editing HELP!

 

Hey Everyone,

What’s the easiest and most accessible audio editor compatible with JAWS? Preferably free?

 

Carrie Morales

Website: LiveAccessible.Com

YouTube: Live Accessible

Instagram: @LiveAccessible

Twitter: @LiveAccessible

Email: carrie@...

*Picture Description: Text reads Live accessible: blindness or Low Vision does not define or limit you on a blue background

 

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