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Seeking very basic information about the PDI BrailleNote

Steven Johnson
 

I have been asked to digitize some records and tapes for a lady who offers me a PDI (Pulse Data International I am guessing) BrailleNote for my services.  I have never had a BrailleNote, and know very little.  It belonged to her deceased brother, and she has no cords for it.  By description, it sounds old.  My questions are:

  1. Are power supplies for these older BrailleNotes easy to find, or do I have to pay through the nose because they are proprietary?
  2. Can these older units be used as a braille terminal in Windows 10 and JAWS 2019?  I do have a serial port.

 

Thanks in advance for any tips.  I just want it to serve as a braille display and to use it to braille into my Windows 10 PC.


Re: reading a Microsoft excel sheet letter by letter

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

Using NVDA, if you switch to the review cursor and try either the screen echo or object review setting, using the numpad keys 1 2 and 3 you can navigate each cell character by character.

On 1/10/2020 7:12 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Troy, have you tried insert-up-arrow pressed twice quickly?  Don't know what else to say except the best way to do this is via braille.

Ann P.
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Re: reading a Microsoft excel sheet letter by letter

george b <gbmagoo@...>
 

In a cell, hit f2 and it takes you to the edit box at the top of the screen
and then you can arrow left and right to read by charitors. When finished
hit f2 again and you go back to the cell or you can hit enter and go to the
same cell.

Also if you edit the cell from this edit box you need to hit enter to have
the correction be put in the cell and it also takes you back to that cell

hth

-----Original Message-----
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Parsons
Sent: January 10, 2020 4:13
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reading a Microsoft excel sheet letter by letter

Hi all,

Troy, have you tried insert-up-arrow pressed twice quickly? Don't know what
else to say except the best way to do this is via braille.

Ann P.

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Re: reading a Microsoft excel sheet letter by letter

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Troy, have you tried insert-up-arrow pressed twice quickly? Don't know what else to say except the best way to do this is via braille.

Ann P.

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Not all those who wander are lost."


braille sense polaris and google assistant

Kimsan
 

Hi,

Not trying to sound lazy, but if you wonderful folks want to rather just let me know where in the help files which section it talks about how to set up

google assistant that would be great.  I just went through a couple of sections and it just kept talking about stuff not relating to what I was looking

for smile.

 

Actually, it might be as simple as grab the google assistant app from the playstore and install it correct?

If indeed that is the case, how do you summon the beast. I think it’s record and play at the same time?

Thank you,

Sincerely,

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...

 


Re: reading a Microsoft excel sheet letter by letter

Quentin Christensen
 

As well as Howard's method, which will move through the whole cell contents, with NVDA, you can press NVDA+up arrow twice quickly (or if using laptop keyboard layout, NVDA+L twice quickly) which will spell the current line (press just once to read the text rather than spell it) - so you can read the first line within a cell without going into edit mode - names and phone numbers are probably only on one line each.

Quentin

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 12:33 PM Howard Traxler <htraxler7@...> wrote:
When I need to do that, I go into edit mode (F2), then I can left and
right around in the field. When finished with that cell, I press enter
and realize I'm on the next row.  So, if I'm not finished with the
original row, I have to up arrow to get back to it.

Howard

On 1/9/2020 7:26 PM, Troy Burnham wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I've just been given a Microsoft Excel sheet and I need to know how to
> read letter by letter in each column. It's a list of names and phone
> numbers and I need to be able to read especially the phone numbers one
> digit at a time.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Troy
>
>
>
>






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Re: reading a Microsoft excel sheet letter by letter

Holly
 

Troy:

I have an old version of Excel, but this is what I do to read letter by letter. Arrow to the cell you want to read. Hit the F2 key to go into edit mode. Then press the 'home' key to go to the start of the number and arrow across one number at a time. Hitting the tab key will take you out of edit mode.


Re: reading a Microsoft excel sheet letter by letter

Howard Traxler
 

When I need to do that, I go into edit mode (F2), then I can left and right around in the field. When finished with that cell, I press enter and realize I'm on the next row.  So, if I'm not finished with the original row, I have to up arrow to get back to it.

Howard

On 1/9/2020 7:26 PM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Hi all,

I've just been given a Microsoft Excel sheet and I need to know how to read letter by letter in each column. It's a list of names and phone numbers and I need to be able to read especially the phone numbers one digit at a time.

Thanks.

Troy



reading a Microsoft excel sheet letter by letter

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

I've just been given a Microsoft Excel sheet and I need to know how to read letter by letter in each column. It's a list of names and phone numbers and I need to be able to read especially the phone numbers one digit at a time.

Thanks.

Troy


accepting a dropbox invitation

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

How do I accept an invitation to a new dropbox? I have the e-mail but after I click on the link I don't find any accept buttons.

Thanks.

Troy


Re: Talking Indoor Thermometer

Carolyn Arnold
 

I have a thermometer I bought from Blind Mice, didn't think
Siri would know inside temperature.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 5:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking Indoor Thermometer

Carolyn:

Siri will not tell you the inside temperature. For outside,
she will probably access the weather reporting station
closest to your zip code.


Re: Learning a new language

Shelly Kane
 

I have been using Duo lingo for the past year and it works great.  I'm not sure how the app on the phone is but the computer is awesome.  Good luck.

Shelly

On 1/8/2020 6:50 AM, Akshaya Choudhary wrote:
Hello guys,
I'm looking to learn either of the three languages as a foreign language: German, French or Spanish. I have native fluency in English. Could you guys suggest a visual impairment friendly app/course/program?
All suggestions are welcome.

Regards


Re: putting my Logitech K380 bluetooth keyboardin pairing mode

Troy Burnham
 

Thanks for the explanation Mike. I'm trying to pair it with just one device, that being my iPhone, and it has been paired but this morning when I couldn't get the keyboard to work I thought that going into bluetooth settings on the phone and telling it to forget the device so I could start over might be easier but as it turns out it wasn't. I will try again though, as long as I know I'm using the right keys on the keyboard then I'm sure I can get it done.

Troy



On 1/8/2020 3:07 PM, Mike B wrote:

Hi Troy,
 
The On / Off switch is on the left side edge towards the back of the keyboard.  Push this switch away from you to turn the keyboard on.
Now go to the bluetooth settings on your device and locate / select the Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K380 when it appears in the list of available Bluetooth devices.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the pairing. Upon pairing, the status LED on the keyboard stops blinking and remains steady for 10 seconds, if you have enough vision to see this.
 
After you get the phone paired to the 1st device, the next time you turn the keyboard on press the, F1 key, to pair to the 1st device.  If you pair a 2nd device press the, F2 key, & for the 3rd device press the, F3 key.  Here's an example;  The 1st device I paired to the K380 was my iPhone and the 2nd device I paired was my wife's iPhone, so if I want to use the K380 with my iPhone, I turn on the keyboard and press the, F1 key, if I want to use the keyboard with my wife's iPhone I press the, F2 key, after turning on the keyboard.  I've never used the keyboard with more than 1 device at a time, so I'm not 100% sure how to switch between multiple devices.

Take care.  Mike.  Sennt from my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 7:39 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] putting my Logitech K380 bluetooth keyboardin pairing mode

Hi all,

Is it the extreme top row of keys on the K380 keyboard that's used for
pairing devices, and how long do I need to hold down the key to put the
device in pairing mode?

Thanks.

Troy





Re: logging into UPS my choice

Troy Burnham
 

I may've figured out my problem, I didn't notice the "I'm not a robot" checkbox until just a few minutes ago. I checked that box, but unfortunately by the time I found it I was locked out because of too many attempts to log in. It said to wait a while and try again so I'll wait and try again some time tomorrow.

Troy



On 1/8/2020 7:17 PM, Mike B wrote:

Try this link:
 

Take care.  Mike.  Sennt from my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 4:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] logging into UPS my choice

It's my choice I'm trying to log into, and if this is the right place
neither my user name or e-mail address plus my password is letting me in.

Troy



On 1/8/2020 6:45 PM, Holly wrote:
> Troy:
>
> Here is the link to log in.
>
> https://www.ups.com/lasso/login?returnto=https%3a//wwwapps.ups.com/ppc/ppc.html/preferencePage/mychoicePreference%3floc%3den_US%26WT.z_eCTAid%3dct1_eml_MgePref__ct1_eml_tra_myc_enrollment_evergreen%26WT.z_edatesent%3d09112018&reasonCode=-1
>
>
>
>





Re: logging into UPS my choice

Mike B
 


Try this link:
 

Take care.  Mike.  Sennt from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 4:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] logging into UPS my choice

It's my choice I'm trying to log into, and if this is the right place
neither my user name or e-mail address plus my password is letting me in.

Troy



On 1/8/2020 6:45 PM, Holly wrote:
> Troy:
>
> Here is the link to log in.
>
> https://www.ups.com/lasso/login?returnto=https%3a//wwwapps.ups.com/ppc/ppc.html/preferencePage/mychoicePreference%3floc%3den_US%26WT.z_eCTAid%3dct1_eml_MgePref__ct1_eml_tra_myc_enrollment_evergreen%26WT.z_edatesent%3d09112018&reasonCode=-1
>
>
>
>




Re: Learning a new language

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Akshaya, if you use a smartphone, please take a good look at DuoLingo.

Since I'm in the Android universe, please go to the Google Play Store and
grab the app from there. It is reasonably accessible; but be patient with
it and, in due course, you'll be having tons of fun with the app.

Good luck and don't forget to teach me whichever other language you happen
to speak besides English; being a polyglot is real fun and I love it!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: logging into UPS my choice

Holly
 

Troy:

This is the link they gave me when I got the email from them after signing up for UPS my choice. This is the link that allows me to change my profile.

You should have gotten an email like the one I got after signing up with info about the UPS my choice program.

That is all I have.


Re: logging into UPS my choice

Troy Burnham
 

It's my choice I'm trying to log into, and if this is the right place neither my user name or e-mail address plus my password is letting me in.

Troy


Re: logging into UPS my choice

Holly
 


logging into UPS my choice

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

UPS helped me sign up for my choice this morning but now that I'm signed up I can't find where to sign in. Can somebody send me a link I can sign in with ?

Thanks.

Troy

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