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Re: Bird's and the Bee's?

Gene
 

I meant to say match.  I didn't edit the message properly and wrote matchind.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2019 10:11 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Bird's and the Bee's?

I'm not sure if you want a serious answer.  I would take the cord in, not to avoid using male or female, but because the best chance of getting the right thing is to have the person helping you see it and exactly matchind what he/she sees. 
 
If I were going to state what I want, I would use the technically correct term, which I am confident is still being used.  Besides, if you refer to someone as male or female, that's fine.  There isn't a rucus when someone identifies as a male or female.  the problem is when you refer to someone as male or female whenn they identify as neither and use pronouns like they.  Since connectors are identified, they can hardly have an opinion themselves, as male or female, that is an accurate identification.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Dave
Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2019 10:01 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Bird's and the Bee's?

Good Morning,


OK, today I need to go to Best Buy and purchase a replacement cable that
allows me to copy Talking Book files from the Computer to the Blank
Cartridge.


Normally, I would go into the store and ask for a USB Cable that at one
end had a Male 2.0 USB connector, and on the other a Female 2.0 USB
Connector.


However, since we are now in a period of time Historically a First,
where using direct Nouns to describe the Sex of someone or something, is
just about outlawed in some districts, I am humorously, Tongue-in-Cheek,
asking here, since I know some of you are Woke enough to know the proper
way to ask for what I need in a Replacement USB Cable.


  Do I go in and ask for a "Him or He or It" Connection on one end, and
a She or Her or It" on the other?


Or maybe I should ask for a Bi-Sexual USB Cable?


Or I could ask for a Hermaphrodite USB Cable?

Or do you think I should just take my old Cable, and tell the Clerk, I
want a cable just like this one?


Confused but still Grumpy Dave





Re: Bird's and the Bee's?

Gene
 

I'm not sure if you want a serious answer.  I would take the cord in, not to avoid using male or female, but because the best chance of getting the right thing is to have the person helping you see it and exactly matchind what he/she sees. 
 
If I were going to state what I want, I would use the technically correct term, which I am confident is still being used.  Besides, if you refer to someone as male or female, that's fine.  There isn't a rucus when someone identifies as a male or female.  the problem is when you refer to someone as male or female whenn they identify as neither and use pronouns like they.  Since connectors are identified, they can hardly have an opinion themselves, as male or female, that is an accurate identification.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave
Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2019 10:01 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Bird's and the Bee's?

Good Morning,


OK, today I need to go to Best Buy and purchase a replacement cable that
allows me to copy Talking Book files from the Computer to the Blank
Cartridge.


Normally, I would go into the store and ask for a USB Cable that at one
end had a Male 2.0 USB connector, and on the other a Female 2.0 USB
Connector.


However, since we are now in a period of time Historically a First,
where using direct Nouns to describe the Sex of someone or something, is
just about outlawed in some districts, I am humorously, Tongue-in-Cheek,
asking here, since I know some of you are Woke enough to know the proper
way to ask for what I need in a Replacement USB Cable.


  Do I go in and ask for a "Him or He or It" Connection on one end, and
a She or Her or It" on the other?


Or maybe I should ask for a Bi-Sexual USB Cable?


Or I could ask for a Hermaphrodite USB Cable?

Or do you think I should just take my old Cable, and tell the Clerk, I
want a cable just like this one?


Confused but still Grumpy Dave





Bird's and the Bee's?

Dave
 

Good Morning,


OK, today I need to go to Best Buy and purchase a replacement cable that
allows me to copy Talking Book files from the Computer to the Blank
Cartridge.


Normally, I would go into the store and ask for a USB Cable that at one
end had a Male 2.0 USB connector, and on the other a Female 2.0 USB
Connector.


However, since we are now in a period of time Historically a First,
where using direct Nouns to describe the Sex of someone or something, is
just about outlawed in some districts, I am humorously, Tongue-in-Cheek,
asking here, since I know some of you are Woke enough to know the proper
way to ask for what I need in a Replacement USB Cable.


 Do I go in and ask for a "Him or He or It" Connection on one end, and
a She or Her or It" on the other?


Or maybe I should ask for a Bi-Sexual USB Cable?


Or I could ask for a Hermaphrodite USB Cable?

Or do you think I should just take my old Cable, and tell the Clerk, I
want a cable just like this one?


Confused but still Grumpy Dave


Re: Outlook not closing correctly

TerriLynne Pomeroy <tl1@...>
 

I don't know if this is the same thing ... I am using windows 10 and outlook 2018 and was having the same problem. What I discovered was that if I closed it when it was trying to perform a function, it wouldn't reopen until I rebooted. So now I just make sure that it isn't in the middle of some task before I close it.

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2019 5:21 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Outlook not closing correctly

yes, this was happening to me for a while. It simply stopped, not sure why, but it's working fine again

On 9/14/19, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't have any suggestions other than to close the program in task
manager. If you do this and the program doesn't run, instead of
rebooting, check the task manager to see if there is another copy
opened even if you closed one. You shouldn't have to reboot in such a case.



Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Steven Johnson
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 6:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Outlook not closing correctly


I have Windows 10 and Office 2019. Has any of you experienced Outlook
not opening after it has been closed with alt-F4? It will start if I
go to task manager after I end task, but often I find that it refuses
to open after it has been closed unless I restart Windows or end task
on Outlook. I haven't had any other applications get stuck like this. Any tips?





Re: Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

Pamela Dominguez
 

My cousin tells me Georgia is a backward state, also.  But she has Comcast, so I told her about the talking Comcast box, and she got it.  At first, she thought she had to talk to it, and she was telling me what trouble she had with it, but I told her that it talks, and you use the remote normally.  I hope you got your box stuff straightened out.  Pam.
 

From: Merv Keck
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?
 

Your information is very valuable and I already passed it to a lot of people. I appreciate it very much. Here in Florida Spectrum used to be Brighthouse. Believe me I am not kidding when I tell you their idea of accessibility used to be call us and we will read you the total of your cable bill. And charge you $5 for the privilege.

Florida is very behind the times. The tech that came today had never even seen this 110 set top box or remote control that the tech yesterday left. He had never heard narration before. I asked him why he as a Spectrum employee was not trained on such things and he said they are not allowed to deal with any issues related to anything that is not a standard run of the mill box.

I gave your remote directions to quite a few people who needed them and they are very appreciative. Thank you again.

Merv

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

 

Well, I gave you all the info for the 201 box which I have here in Texas! I called the accessibility line and their department deals with these boxes! If anyone is have issues dealing with spectrum please give a call,to Will Schell I guarantee your issues will be noted and resolved! Will Schell

Attorney Advisor,  Disability Rights Office

Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau

Federal Communications Commission

Phone:    202-418-0767

E-mail:    Will.Schell@...

Web:       www.fcc.gov/disability THat is how I was able to get what I needed! 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

 

From: Michael Amaro
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 2:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

 

here in california it is the 110 or the 210 not the 201

 

From: Merv Keck

Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:30 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

 

Monday spectrum will make their fifth attempt at installing an accessible Cable box with DVR. It is possibly the 201 World box with Narration and DVR. The first tech didn’t show up. The second tech didn’t have a box. The third tech installed the 110 which is only a set top box and while has narration does not do DVR or push audio description. It is sad that my wife can sit here and hear the audio description on her iPad Pro 2018 on the spectrum app while the alleged accessible box is not pushing the audio description. The fourth tech came today and tried to find the 201 model box with both DVR and narration and allegedly the ability to do audio description. But I am not holding out hope.

I spoke to a supervisor on his phone and was told that neither spectrum techs nor subcontractors are allowed to install these special boxes as they are just not given out “willy nilly” and are kept in the warehouse for when they are “really needed.” When I informed the supervisor this box was really, really needed they said someone would come out Monday morning at nine and install one. This will be the fifth tech. he or she will be a “Security technician” as they are the only ones allowed to touch these very special boxes as the other techs are not even made aware of their existence. The spectrum tech I had today was rather disgruntled about the fact that these boxes exist and he was not aware that they are available for his customers who need them.

Since Thursday afternoon I have spoken to Fourteen employees of spectrum and have yet to get this simple issue resolved. You would think I was asking to have a Nuclear Reactor replaced in the back end of the Bat Mobile.

Merv

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Risavy, Jr.
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 12:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

 

Are there different boxes for accessibility?

I didn’t have to ask that when put my order in down here in Florida.

So which one is the correct one supposed to get?

We’ve been waiting for a long time to get these in our area in Florida as Spectrum said was waiting to make sure all the bugs got out of the boxes before issuing them. So hopefully receiving one that works well or like should which will give my report once have used mine.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Terry Olandese
Sent: September 14, 2019 12:56 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

 

Well, not sure of the number on the box, but they do have an accessibility department that you can talk to. They should know which box that you’ll need.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Merv Keck
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2019 11:29 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

 

Does any spectrum customer out there know the model number of the world box with narration that has the DVR feature? I am not sure which list to ask on. There used to be a thread or several on the Access Media Team group about spectrum but I noticed they are all locked so I thought I should not begin one over there in case they did not want that company discussed.

On Thursday I spent 45 minutes speaking with a number of spectrum customer service reps setting up an appointment for someone to come out and swap out a regular old Cable box for a new box with narration. They also turned on DVR on my account and assured me that the new World box with Narration had DVR functionality as well as the ability to hear audio described TV when available.

The first appointment was 8 yesterday morning. The tech never showed up. The second appointment was 2 yesterday afternoon. the tech showed up with a non-accessible box. The third appointment was today at 9 in the morning. The tech brought a model 110 and installed it which took about 90 minutes because he had no clue how to connect it, pair the remote to my 60 inch HDTV with a simple HDMI input which does not talk, etc.

After he left I spent over two hours trying to get the DVR and the audio description to work only to find out the 110 was the wrong box. I need a later model. So someone else is coming tomorrow around 11 in the morning.

So I was wondering if anyone knew the model number I should verify when the tech comes to make sure it has a DVR before he leaves.

In the last 48 hours I’ve literally spoken to 11 clueless, apathetic spectrum individual from low level customer service to alleged escalation techs and dispatchers. I’m convinced spectrum is Latin for something really nasty. Laughs!

Merv

 

 


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

Bryan Hagenau
 

Why would you need to replace the victor stream with an eye pod.  I have spectrom and mine works just fine.  All you would have had to do was git rid of the old wi fi connection and create a new one. 

On 9/14/2019 4:01 PM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
Oh man!  I’m glad I didn’t choose Spectrum.  This building only had Spectrom/time warner, until shortly before I moved in.  But now, there is also Verizon Fios.  That’s what I got.  Pam.
 
From: Merv Keck
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:40 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?
 

They did tell me I have a limit on the amount of electronics I can have and many of my accessible devices no longer function under spectrum. For example my Quest barcode reader from Envision America stopped functioning once Brightnouse became spectrum. My wife’s second generation Stream had to be replaced by an iPod.

We also can no longer use our Sonos equipment because it simply stopped connecting.

My laptop still falls off the network now and then.

We are stuck with Spectrum because of a deal with the apartment community. We have fiber speeds but other major annoyances make it not worth our while. Still if they bring the right cable box hopefully Monday I’ll almost forgive them until Tuesday when my computer falls off the network again.

Merv

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Charles Adkins
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:09 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

 

I kept asking for a braille schedule and talking box and after 4 unsuccessful attempts at the box, I made 4 more attempts at getting the braille schedule. My internet kept dropping and they told me my electronic stuff was putting small amounts of voltage on their lines interfering with my internet and phone and I basically needed to have an electrision re-wire my whole house. I gave up, fired them and put in WOW cable. Have had no internet outages, my download speed 7 times what it was with spectrum, so I will go on living without a talking cable box as I have done for 40 years or more.


On Sep 14, 2019, at 1:30 PM, Merv Keck <blind5sparrow@...> wrote:

Monday spectrum will make their fifth attempt at installing an accessible Cable box with DVR. It is possibly the 201 World box with Narration and DVR. The first tech didn’t show up. The second tech didn’t have a box. The third tech installed the 110 which is only a set top box and while has narration does not do DVR or push audio description. It is sad that my wife can sit here and hear the audio description on her iPad Pro 2018 on the spectrum app while the alleged accessible box is not pushing the audio description. The fourth tech came today and tried to find the 201 model box with both DVR and narration and allegedly the ability to do audio description. But I am not holding out hope.

I spoke to a supervisor on his phone and was told that neither spectrum techs nor subcontractors are allowed to install these special boxes as they are just not given out “willy nilly” and are kept in the warehouse for when they are “really needed.” When I informed the supervisor this box was really, really needed they said someone would come out Monday morning at nine and install one. This will be the fifth tech. he or she will be a “Security technician” as they are the only ones allowed to touch these very special boxes as the other techs are not even made aware of their existence. The spectrum tech I had today was rather disgruntled about the fact that these boxes exist and he was not aware that they are available for his customers who need them.

Since Thursday afternoon I have spoken to Fourteen employees of spectrum and have yet to get this simple issue resolved. You would think I was asking to have a Nuclear Reactor replaced in the back end of the Bat Mobile.

Merv

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Risavy, Jr.
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 12:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

 

Are there different boxes for accessibility?

I didn’t have to ask that when put my order in down here in Florida.

So which one is the correct one supposed to get?

We’ve been waiting for a long time to get these in our area in Florida as Spectrum said was waiting to make sure all the bugs got out of the boxes before issuing them. So hopefully receiving one that works well or like should which will give my report once have used mine.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Terry Olandese
Sent: September 14, 2019 12:56 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

 

Well, not sure of the number on the box, but they do have an accessibility department that you can talk to. They should know which box that you’ll need.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Merv Keck
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2019 11:29 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

 

Does any spectrum customer out there know the model number of the world box with narration that has the DVR feature? I am not sure which list to ask on. There used to be a thread or several on the Access Media Team group about spectrum but I noticed they are all locked so I thought I should not begin one over there in case they did not want that company discussed.

On Thursday I spent 45 minutes speaking with a number of spectrum customer service reps setting up an appointment for someone to come out and swap out a regular old Cable box for a new box with narration. They also turned on DVR on my account and assured me that the new World box with Narration had DVR functionality as well as the ability to hear audio described TV when available.

The first appointment was 8 yesterday morning. The tech never showed up. The second appointment was 2 yesterday afternoon. the tech showed up with a non-accessible box. The third appointment was today at 9 in the morning. The tech brought a model 110 and installed it which took about 90 minutes because he had no clue how to connect it, pair the remote to my 60 inch HDTV with a simple HDMI input which does not talk, etc.

After he left I spent over two hours trying to get the DVR and the audio description to work only to find out the 110 was the wrong box. I need a later model. So someone else is coming tomorrow around 11 in the morning.

So I was wondering if anyone knew the model number I should verify when the tech comes to make sure it has a DVR before he leaves.

In the last 48 hours I’ve literally spoken to 11 clueless, apathetic spectrum individual from low level customer service to alleged escalation techs and dispatchers. I’m convinced spectrum is Latin for something really nasty. Laughs!

Merv

 


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Link for commentary screen reader for Android APK file

Kerryn Gunness <k_gunness@...>
 

hey can u send the link for the commentery screen reader?
thanks
i missed it

----- Original Message -----
From: "Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc." <ukekearuaro@valtdnet.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 11:36 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Link for commentary screen reader for Android APK file


If you are new to Android, and you don't like tinkering, please stay away
from the Commentary Screen Reader. It is a brand-new screen reader slowly
making inroads into the Android ecosystem. Don't install or attempt to play
with it until you are reasonably proficient using Android.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado



Re: Outlook not closing correctly

chris judge
 

yes, this was happening to me for a while. It simply stopped, not sure
why, but it's working fine again

On 9/14/19, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't have any suggestions other than to close the program in task
manager. If you do this and the program doesn't run, instead of rebooting,
check the task manager to see if there is another copy opened even if you
closed one. You shouldn't have to reboot in such a case.



Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Steven Johnson
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 6:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Outlook not closing correctly


I have Windows 10 and Office 2019. Has any of you experienced Outlook not
opening after it has been closed with alt-F4? It will start if I go to task
manager after I end task, but often I find that it refuses to open after it
has been closed unless I restart Windows or end task on Outlook. I haven't
had any other applications get stuck like this. Any tips?





Re: Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

Gerald Levy
 


Are you serious?  In case you are not aware, Ajit Pai, a Trump lackey who was appointed Chairman of the FCC in 2017, has already made it clear that he has no intention of enforcing the provisions of the 2010 Telecommunications Accessibility Act because it would place financial burdens on cable companies and TV manufacturers.  He has adopted a pro-business, anti-consumer posture, which he has demonstrated decisively with his repeal of net neutrality rules, so until a new president is elected, your complaints will fall on deaf ears. And if you express your outrage by cancelling your Spectrum cable service, good luck trying to get reception over the air with a set of rabbit ears.  And if Spectrum is also your ISP, you can kiss your Internet service goodbye, because in most areas, there is probably no other provider since cable companies are usually given exclusive franchise rights and are thus virtual monopolies.  And unless you know something I don't, there is no way to connect to the Internet with a set of rabbit ears.  So by cancelling your Spectrum service, you would be cutting off your nose to spite your face.  


Gerald



On 9/14/2019 9:57 PM, brian wrote:

    It sounds like it's time to file a complaint with the Fcc for non complience with the 21 first century vidio accessability act.  They need to be held accountable.  Companies like this just don't care about our needs so they mucst be forced to do so.  You should just tell them them that you are not going to pay for their service becuse you are unable to use it.  Cancil and don't pay them any money untul you get oyour acccccessable box.  We must demand our accessability it's the law.  It's high time to stop letting theese good fornothing companies walk all over us.  We are paying customers to and enough is enough. 

Brian Sackrider

On 9/14/2019 3:08 PM, Charles Adkins wrote:
I kept asking for a braille schedule and talking box and after 4 unsuccessful attempts at the box, I made 4 more attempts at getting the braille schedule. My internet kept dropping and they told me my electronic stuff was putting small amounts of voltage on their lines interfering with my internet and phone and I basically needed to have an electrision re-wire my whole house. I gave up, fired them and put in WOW cable. Have had no internet outages, my download speed 7 times what it was with spectrum, so I will go on living without a talking cable box as I have done for 40 years or more. 


On Sep 14, 2019, at 1:30 PM, Merv Keck <blind5sparrow@...> wrote:

Monday spectrum will make their fifth attempt at installing an accessible Cable box with DVR. It is possibly the 201 World box with Narration and DVR. The first tech didn’t show up. The second tech didn’t have a box. The third tech installed the 110 which is only a set top box and while has narration does not do DVR or push audio description. It is sad that my wife can sit here and hear the audio description on her iPad Pro 2018 on the spectrum app while the alleged accessible box is not pushing the audio description. The fourth tech came today and tried to find the 201 model box with both DVR and narration and allegedly the ability to do audio description. But I am not holding out hope.

I spoke to a supervisor on his phone and was told that neither spectrum techs nor subcontractors are allowed to install these special boxes as they are just not given out “willy nilly” and are kept in the warehouse for when they are “really needed.” When I informed the supervisor this box was really, really needed they said someone would come out Monday morning at nine and install one. This will be the fifth tech. he or she will be a “Security technician” as they are the only ones allowed to touch these very special boxes as the other techs are not even made aware of their existence. The spectrum tech I had today was rather disgruntled about the fact that these boxes exist and he was not aware that they are available for his customers who need them.

Since Thursday afternoon I have spoken to Fourteen employees of spectrum and have yet to get this simple issue resolved. You would think I was asking to have a Nuclear Reactor replaced in the back end of the Bat Mobile.

Merv

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Risavy, Jr.
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 12:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

 

Are there different boxes for accessibility?

I didn’t have to ask that when put my order in down here in Florida.

So which one is the correct one supposed to get?

We’ve been waiting for a long time to get these in our area in Florida as Spectrum said was waiting to make sure all the bugs got out of the boxes before issuing them. So hopefully receiving one that works well or like should which will give my report once have used mine.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Terry Olandese
Sent: September 14, 2019 12:56 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

 

Well, not sure of the number on the box, but they do have an accessibility department that you can talk to. They should know which box that you’ll need.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Merv Keck
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2019 11:29 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

 

Does any spectrum customer out there know the model number of the world box with narration that has the DVR feature? I am not sure which list to ask on. There used to be a thread or several on the Access Media Team group about spectrum but I noticed they are all locked so I thought I should not begin one over there in case they did not want that company discussed.

On Thursday I spent 45 minutes speaking with a number of spectrum customer service reps setting up an appointment for someone to come out and swap out a regular old Cable box for a new box with narration. They also turned on DVR on my account and assured me that the new World box with Narration had DVR functionality as well as the ability to hear audio described TV when available.

The first appointment was 8 yesterday morning. The tech never showed up. The second appointment was 2 yesterday afternoon. the tech showed up with a non-accessible box. The third appointment was today at 9 in the morning. The tech brought a model 110 and installed it which took about 90 minutes because he had no clue how to connect it, pair the remote to my 60 inch HDTV with a simple HDMI input which does not talk, etc.

After he left I spent over two hours trying to get the DVR and the audio description to work only to find out the 110 was the wrong box. I need a later model. So someone else is coming tomorrow around 11 in the morning.

So I was wondering if anyone knew the model number I should verify when the tech comes to make sure it has a DVR before he leaves.

In the last 48 hours I’ve literally spoken to 11 clueless, apathetic spectrum individual from low level customer service to alleged escalation techs and dispatchers. I’m convinced spectrum is Latin for something really nasty. Laughs!

Merv

 


Re: How to send zipped folder via dropbox

iram shabbir
 

i have installed dropbox i do not know where it is and how to operate it. regards

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io" <k_gunness=yahoo.ca@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:22 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to send zipped folder via dropbox


jim
copy the file to dropbox
then press applications key on the file
in the menue choose copy file link
then paste the link in the email

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim" <jimbldr@frontier.com>
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 1:54 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] How to send zipped folder via dropbox


Members
Needing to send a zipped folder to a friend via dropbox. I can accomplish this task via a file however does not seem to work with the zipped folder. Wishing to send him a link to download the data.
Thanks
Jim

--
Jim Elsner




Re: Link for commentary screen reader for Android APK file

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

If you are new to Android, and you don't like tinkering, please stay away
from the Commentary Screen Reader. It is a brand-new screen reader slowly
making inroads into the Android ecosystem. Don't install or attempt to play
with it until you are reasonably proficient using Android.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Outlook not closing correctly

Gene
 

I don't have any suggestions other than to close the program in task manager.  If you do this and the program doesn't run, instead of rebooting, check the task manager to see if there is another copy opened even if you closed one.  You shouldn't have to reboot in such a case. 
 
 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 6:30 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Outlook not closing correctly

I have Windows 10 and Office 2019.  Has any of you experienced Outlook not opening after it has been closed with alt-F4?  It will start if I go to task manager after I end task, but often I find that it refuses to open after it has been closed unless I restart Windows or end task on Outlook.  I haven’t had any other applications get stuck like this.  Any tips?


Re: Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

brian
 

    It sounds like it's time to file a complaint with the Fcc for non complience with the 21 first century vidio accessability act.  They need to be held accountable.  Companies like this just don't care about our needs so they mucst be forced to do so.  You should just tell them them that you are not going to pay for their service becuse you are unable to use it.  Cancil and don't pay them any money untul you get oyour acccccessable box.  We must demand our accessability it's the law.  It's high time to stop letting theese good fornothing companies walk all over us.  We are paying customers to and enough is enough. 

Brian Sackrider

On 9/14/2019 3:08 PM, Charles Adkins wrote:
I kept asking for a braille schedule and talking box and after 4 unsuccessful attempts at the box, I made 4 more attempts at getting the braille schedule. My internet kept dropping and they told me my electronic stuff was putting small amounts of voltage on their lines interfering with my internet and phone and I basically needed to have an electrision re-wire my whole house. I gave up, fired them and put in WOW cable. Have had no internet outages, my download speed 7 times what it was with spectrum, so I will go on living without a talking cable box as I have done for 40 years or more. 


On Sep 14, 2019, at 1:30 PM, Merv Keck <blind5sparrow@...> wrote:

Monday spectrum will make their fifth attempt at installing an accessible Cable box with DVR. It is possibly the 201 World box with Narration and DVR. The first tech didn’t show up. The second tech didn’t have a box. The third tech installed the 110 which is only a set top box and while has narration does not do DVR or push audio description. It is sad that my wife can sit here and hear the audio description on her iPad Pro 2018 on the spectrum app while the alleged accessible box is not pushing the audio description. The fourth tech came today and tried to find the 201 model box with both DVR and narration and allegedly the ability to do audio description. But I am not holding out hope.

I spoke to a supervisor on his phone and was told that neither spectrum techs nor subcontractors are allowed to install these special boxes as they are just not given out “willy nilly” and are kept in the warehouse for when they are “really needed.” When I informed the supervisor this box was really, really needed they said someone would come out Monday morning at nine and install one. This will be the fifth tech. he or she will be a “Security technician” as they are the only ones allowed to touch these very special boxes as the other techs are not even made aware of their existence. The spectrum tech I had today was rather disgruntled about the fact that these boxes exist and he was not aware that they are available for his customers who need them.

Since Thursday afternoon I have spoken to Fourteen employees of spectrum and have yet to get this simple issue resolved. You would think I was asking to have a Nuclear Reactor replaced in the back end of the Bat Mobile.

Merv

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Risavy, Jr.
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 12:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

 

Are there different boxes for accessibility?

I didn’t have to ask that when put my order in down here in Florida.

So which one is the correct one supposed to get?

We’ve been waiting for a long time to get these in our area in Florida as Spectrum said was waiting to make sure all the bugs got out of the boxes before issuing them. So hopefully receiving one that works well or like should which will give my report once have used mine.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Terry Olandese
Sent: September 14, 2019 12:56 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

 

Well, not sure of the number on the box, but they do have an accessibility department that you can talk to. They should know which box that you’ll need.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Merv Keck
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2019 11:29 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Spectrum Cable box with DVR and Narration?

 

Does any spectrum customer out there know the model number of the world box with narration that has the DVR feature? I am not sure which list to ask on. There used to be a thread or several on the Access Media Team group about spectrum but I noticed they are all locked so I thought I should not begin one over there in case they did not want that company discussed.

On Thursday I spent 45 minutes speaking with a number of spectrum customer service reps setting up an appointment for someone to come out and swap out a regular old Cable box for a new box with narration. They also turned on DVR on my account and assured me that the new World box with Narration had DVR functionality as well as the ability to hear audio described TV when available.

The first appointment was 8 yesterday morning. The tech never showed up. The second appointment was 2 yesterday afternoon. the tech showed up with a non-accessible box. The third appointment was today at 9 in the morning. The tech brought a model 110 and installed it which took about 90 minutes because he had no clue how to connect it, pair the remote to my 60 inch HDTV with a simple HDMI input which does not talk, etc.

After he left I spent over two hours trying to get the DVR and the audio description to work only to find out the 110 was the wrong box. I need a later model. So someone else is coming tomorrow around 11 in the morning.

So I was wondering if anyone knew the model number I should verify when the tech comes to make sure it has a DVR before he leaves.

In the last 48 hours I’ve literally spoken to 11 clueless, apathetic spectrum individual from low level customer service to alleged escalation techs and dispatchers. I’m convinced spectrum is Latin for something really nasty. Laughs!

Merv

 


Re: How to send zipped folder via dropbox

Gene
 

A zip folder is a single file.  It may contain a lot of files and folders but the actual zip file is a single entity. It should be treated the same way any single file is. 
 
Are you trying to send one single zip file?  If not, what are you trying to do?
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Jim
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 12:54 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] How to send zipped folder via dropbox

Members
Needing to send a zipped folder to a friend via dropbox.  I can
accomplish this task via a file however does not seem to work with the
zipped folder.  Wishing to send him a link to download the data.
Thanks
Jim

--
Jim Elsner



Re: media player

Kerryn Gunness <k_gunness@...>
 

well i tried vlc, but i kept hearing unlabled button

thanks

----- Original Message -----
From: "Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc." <ukekearuaro@valtdnet.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 7:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] media player


Kerryn asked:

"what is a good an accessible media player for android by this i mean to
play audio files like mp3 etc"

Give VLC a shot; grab it from the Play Store. Curiously, isn't there a
built-in audio player in your toy?

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado



google sites with jaws?

Maria Reyes
 

hi. how is Google Sites with JAWS? I have to use this for a school project.

want to join my WhatsApp group, VIP Apple Users?
email me with your WhatsApp number and I will add you.
maria.reyes1693@gmail.com


Re: media player

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Kerryn asked:

"what is a good an accessible media player for android by this i mean to
play audio files like mp3 etc"

Give VLC a shot; grab it from the Play Store. Curiously, isn't there a
built-in audio player in your toy?

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Outlook not closing correctly

Steven Johnson <saxmonger@...>
 

I have Windows 10 and Office 2019.  Has any of you experienced Outlook not opening after it has been closed with alt-F4?  It will start if I go to task manager after I end task, but often I find that it refuses to open after it has been closed unless I restart Windows or end task on Outlook.  I haven’t had any other applications get stuck like this.  Any tips?


Re: How to send zipped folder via dropbox

Kerryn Gunness <k_gunness@...>
 

jim
copy the file to dropbox
then press applications key on the file
in the menue choose copy file link
then paste the link in the email

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim" <jimbldr@frontier.com>
To: "Tech Talk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 1:54 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] How to send zipped folder via dropbox


Members
Needing to send a zipped folder to a friend via dropbox. I can accomplish this task via a file however does not seem to work with the zipped folder. Wishing to send him a link to download the data.
Thanks
Jim

--
Jim Elsner


Re: media player

Kerryn Gunness <k_gunness@...>
 

thanks

----- Original Message -----
From: "Aidan" <aidan.smarttalk@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] media player


GoneMad music player. It comes with a trial and can be purchesd after.

On 9/14/19, Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io <k_gunness=yahoo.ca@groups.io> wrote:
guys
what is a good an accessible media player for android
by this i mean to play audio files like mp3 etc



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