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Re: BlindShell Classic

Gerald Levy
 


Is there a compelling reason why you meed this phone right now?  If you are not comfortable  installing the battery and sync card yourself, I suggest waiting until the health crisis is over so that you can visit a phone store or Best Buy store in person and have them do it for you. Before you order this phone from Mystic Access, contact them and ask them whether they are willing to take care of warranty repairs and service, like Laz Mesa is willing to do.  If they give you a run around, tell them to take a hike, and order the phone from Laz for the same price.  The fact that he is willing to go the extra mile for his customers speaks volumes about his integrity and helpfulness.  Other blind-products merchants may also sell you this phone, but if you have a problem they may leave you in the lurch to fend for yourself.  The warranty is very vague about obtaining repairs.  Keep in mind that the BlindShell is manufactured overseas in the Czech Republic, so if you have a  problem with it and you have to  return it to them yourself, you may not see it again for a very long time, if at all, given the current international health crisis.

   

Gerald



On 4/1/2020 2:45 PM, Abbie Taylor wrote:
I'm also considering purchasing the Blind Shell Classic phone. Mystic Access now offers a free tutorial that can be downloaded from their site at http://www.mysticaccess.com. You'll need to search for the product, and you'll find the link to download the tutorial on the product page. They also did a free class in February on the subject, and you'll find a recording of that on the free downloads page.
 
Mystic Access is now distributing the phone. What's more, for an extra $19 set-up fee, they'll activate the phone with a network that uses the A T and T tower. This network only charges $20 a month for unlimited talking and texting and 1 gig of data. The down side is that you have to install the battery and sim card, which is something I've never done with a cell phone, and I'm not particularly mechanically inclined. Otherwise, it's a good deal. 
--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 

Re: BlindShell Classic

Abbie Taylor
 

I'm also considering purchasing the Blind Shell Classic phone. Mystic Access now offers a free tutorial that can be downloaded from their site at http://www.mysticaccess.com. You'll need to search for the product, and you'll find the link to download the tutorial on the product page. They also did a free class in February on the subject, and you'll find a recording of that on the free downloads page.
 
Mystic Access is now distributing the phone. What's more, for an extra $19 set-up fee, they'll activate the phone with a network that uses the A T and T tower. This network only charges $20 a month for unlimited talking and texting and 1 gig of data. The down side is that you have to install the battery and sim card, which is something I've never done with a cell phone, and I'm not particularly mechanically inclined. Otherwise, it's a good deal. 
--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 

strange behavor with New chrom edge

Loy
 

            I have been running MS Chromium Edge for a while now, but for the last few days when I click on a link in an email MS chrome edge opens wanting me to set it up again.  Is there others experiencing this? If so why?

Re: paying my rent

heather albright
 

Yes, it works but my complex did not have my info enterred correctly, woe!

Thanks Heather

From: Lisa Belville
Sent: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] paying my rent

 

Hi, Heather.

 

I went to the rent cafe site using NVDA and Chrome and it looks accessible.

 

It's much more accessible than the one my complex is using.  It's a realpage.com site and I can't get it to list any links even though I can tab around and hear things being listed as links.

 

Using arrow keys or the NVDA command to list links does nothing, but I can tab to a link and use the enter key to activate the link.

 

Good luck.

 

Lisa

 

Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...

On 3/30/2020 10:10 AM, heather albright wrote:

Hay, has anyone used this site? https://www.rentcafe.com

I am trying to use with chrome as my complex is using this site to pay rent.

Thanks Heather

 

Re: bluetooth keyboard for use with smart phone?

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Hello Keith S.:

In truth, I have not read up much on neuropathy in the fingers. I ought to
though, especially since I am in the DME business line where keeping up with
the CONSTANT CHANGING RULES has become nightmarish for me and several chaps
in the business.

Back to the bluetooth keyboard thingie; the keys may be CRAMPED TOGETHER
somewhat, but I've HAD NO PROBLEMS typing and navigating on My Shiny Android
toys using it. Granted, I only use it when the need to TYPE REAL LONG TEXTS
become necessary. The keys do have to be cramped together somewhat to allow
for the trifold methinks!

That said, based on the info you shared in your post, I'll suggest you take
a hard look at the Logitech line. The K380, K480, and a few others are
popular amongst blind bluetooth keyboard users. Matias bluetooth keyboard
is also popular, does cost a tad more. The RiVo2 is yet another; many iOS
enthusiasts run with this one, but it is my understanding that it does work
with Android toys as well. It specifically designed for use by the blind,
looks like LS&S Group has it, and Devine Medical sells it through
amazon.com/ If memory serves, it does cost well over $300xx; not sure you
want to SHELL OUT that much on a bluetooth keyboard.

I'll defer to others to FILL IN THE MISSING BLANKS with respect to the
Logitech offerings; my last rendezvous with a Logitech bluetooth keyboard
caused me to acquire one that DIDN'T FOLD and also required me to type in a
paring code which I've never had to do with any other bluetooth keyboard I
play ball with. So, I gave it away to an international student I mentor.
Good luck, and I hope you'll find something you can play with; may be when
the lockdowns are lifted, you could take a trip to a nearby computer store
and play with a few bluetooth keyboards before purchasing one.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado

Re: paying my rent

Lisa Belville
 

Hi, Heather.


I went to the rent cafe site using NVDA and Chrome and it looks accessible.


It's much more accessible than the one my complex is using.  It's a realpage.com site and I can't get it to list any links even though I can tab around and hear things being listed as links.


Using arrow keys or the NVDA command to list links does nothing, but I can tab to a link and use the enter key to activate the link.


Good luck.


Lisa


Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...
On 3/30/2020 10:10 AM, heather albright wrote:

Hay, has anyone used this site? https://www.rentcafe.com

I am trying to use with chrome as my complex is using this site to pay rent.

Thanks Heather

Re: Reading Kindle books with JAWS or NVDA.

Dave
 

Hello,


I use both Jaws and NVDA while reading Kendal Books.


Now with that being said, there are some Books that are not made the same, and those either will not read at all, or Kendal itself will use a Voice, a not very good voice, to read the Book.



I have not yet figured out what to do about those books that either do not read at all, or Kendal reads it with it own voice.


maybe the folks at Amazon's Customer Service for those with Disabilities can help.


As slim as the Chances of this happening, it never hurts to give it a try.

Reading Kindle books with JAWS or NVDA.

Claudio Haase
 

Hi All, my name is Claudio and I have one question:
Is it possible to read Amazon Kindle books using Vocalizer TTS voices
installed on JAWS or on NVDA?
Thank you.

Re: enlarging print in notepad?

 

Steps for doing more quicker: Press Alt+O for format menu, and arrow down, or press letter f for font then enter. Tab until you here file size, and adjust by typing the size you want, or arrow keys to choose.

Cuong

On 4/1/2020 5:08 PM, Geoff Eden wrote:
1. Tap your alt key to open your menus.

2.Press the right arrow twice to go to format.

3. Press the down arrow twice to go to fonts.

4. Press the tab key twice to go to print size and pick what you want.

Hope this helps

Geoff

-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 4:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] enlarging print in notepad?

Hi all,

I'm using windows 10 here, is there a way to make the print larger when
typing in notepad?

Thanks.

Troy






Re: enlarging print in notepad?

Geoff Eden
 

1. Tap your alt key to open your menus.

2.Press the right arrow twice to go to format.

3. Press the down arrow twice to go to fonts.

4. Press the tab key twice to go to print size and pick what you want.

Hope this helps

Geoff

-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 4:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] enlarging print in notepad?

Hi all,

I'm using windows 10 here, is there a way to make the print larger when
typing in notepad?

Thanks.

Troy

Re: BlindShell Classic

joseph hudson
 

Of course not a problem. I've been the same way. But that is for an office discussion. I'll send you a message right now off list.


joseph hudson

Technology support for the blind or better known as Mack, IOS and Windows support

FaceTime, iMessage, and email

jhud7789@...

Telephone/what's up messenger

254-300-7667

Emergency cell

254-813-2461

Twitter
https://twitter.com/josephhudson89

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/joseph.hudson.9404

On Mar 31, 2020, at 11:34 PM, Nancy Hill <girlyscream@...> wrote:

Thank you for contacting me, Joseph.


I have my days and nights sort of switched around right now, so I hope it will be all right to give you a jingle when I have an 'awake' spot.




Blessings,

Nancy

On 4/1/2020 12:24 AM, joseph hudson wrote:
Hi Nancy, my contact information is below. I know it is late now but you can gladly give me a ring in the morning if you want. I will be glad to speak with you. And by the way, I do remember our discussion.


joseph hudson

Technology support for the blind or better known as Mack, IOS and Windows support

FaceTime, iMessage, and email

jhud7789@...

Telephone/what's up messenger

254-300-7667

Emergency cell

254-813-2461

Twitter
https://twitter.com/josephhudson89

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/joseph.hudson.9404

On Mar 31, 2020, at 8:44 AM, Nancy Hill <girlyscream@...> wrote:

Hi Group,


A while ago I had considered the Blind Shell Classic and had some questions. A kind person who had a Classic contacted me and now I can not find his contact information. I am thinking his name was Joseph/Joe and I would appreciate it if he would contact me again.


I have more questions and would really like to get his opinion on a couple of thingsthat have come up.


Many Thanks,

Nancy



Re: BlindShell Classic

Nancy Hill
 

Thank you for contacting me, Joseph.


I have my days and nights sort of switched around right now, so I hope it will be all right to give you a jingle when I have an 'awake' spot.




Blessings,

Nancy

On 4/1/2020 12:24 AM, joseph hudson wrote:
Hi Nancy, my contact information is below. I know it is late now but you can gladly give me a ring in the morning if you want. I will be glad to speak with you. And by the way, I do remember our discussion.


joseph hudson

Technology support for the blind or better known as Mack, IOS and Windows support

FaceTime, iMessage, and email

jhud7789@...

Telephone/what's up messenger

254-300-7667

Emergency cell

254-813-2461

Twitter
https://twitter.com/josephhudson89

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/joseph.hudson.9404

On Mar 31, 2020, at 8:44 AM, Nancy Hill <girlyscream@...> wrote:

Hi Group,


A while ago I had considered the Blind Shell Classic and had some questions. A kind person who had a Classic contacted me and now I can not find his contact information. I am thinking his name was Joseph/Joe and I would appreciate it if he would contact me again.


I have more questions and would really like to get his opinion on a couple of thingsthat have come up.


Many Thanks,

Nancy



Re: BlindShell Classic

joseph hudson
 

Hi Nancy, my contact information is below. I know it is late now but you can gladly give me a ring in the morning if you want. I will be glad to speak with you. And by the way, I do remember our discussion.


joseph hudson

Technology support for the blind or better known as Mack, IOS and Windows support

FaceTime, iMessage, and email

jhud7789@...

Telephone/what's up messenger

254-300-7667

Emergency cell

254-813-2461

Twitter
https://twitter.com/josephhudson89

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/joseph.hudson.9404

On Mar 31, 2020, at 8:44 AM, Nancy Hill <girlyscream@...> wrote:

Hi Group,


A while ago I had considered the Blind Shell Classic and had some questions. A kind person who had a Classic contacted me and now I can not find his contact information. I am thinking his name was Joseph/Joe and I would appreciate it if he would contact me again.


I have more questions and would really like to get his opinion on a couple of thingsthat have come up.


Many Thanks,

Nancy



This week on Eyes On Success: A Career With Computers

blueskies11
 

This week’s episode of eyes On Success features:

2014 A Career with Computers (Apr. 1, 2020)
Show Notes
Jeff Bishop is a program manager on Microsoft’s accessibility team. Despite being blind from birth, he was an active and adventurous youth, learned programming on a Commodore Computer, and has had a fun and rewarding professional career. Hosts Nancy and Peter talk with Jeff about his experiences and what he considers to be some of his keys to success.

 

Find the audio, show notes, and much more at:

www.EyesOnSuccess.net

 

If you don’t want to miss an episode subscribe to the podcast in Apple podcasts, TuneIn Radio, iHeart radio, or simply listen on your smart home device by saying “play Eyes On Success podcast”.

 

Remember, there are now close to 500 episodes on almost every topic in the eyes ON Success archives.  You can find shows of interest by using the search feature on the web site to search for shows by show number, topic, or keyword.  Try it out!

 

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Re: bluetooth keyboard for use with smart phone?

Keith S
 

Are the keys cramped on the keyboard?
 
 
I only ask because I have a laptop (full sized) and the keys are all flat topped with no tactural differences except for the two keys on the home line ( the f and j keys)
 
Makes it very difficult for me to differentiate the different keys.  so, I use a USB keyboard plugged into the laptop and I can type with ease.
 
I have a bit of neuropathy in my fingers and  don't want to put money into something I am going to get frustrated and not use.
 
Thanks for the info
 
Keith

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] bluetooth keyboard for use with smart phone?

Keith, there are myriads of keyboards out in the wild.  It will depend on
whether you want a pocket or full-sized one.  The most common one used by
blind folks is the iClever BK03 which is pocket-sized; that is to say that
it will fit snugly in a coat pocket or the big chest pocket of a shirt. It
is a trifold keyboard and has a built-in ion battery.

Check amazon.com for pricing and availability.  The keyboard is quite easy
to setup and I believe that, if there are NO DEXTERITY ISSUES, you'll be
able to set it up on your own without any pair of eyes!  Fell free to yell
at me privately if you need more assistance; good luck and all the very
best.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado



Re: Blindshell Classic warranty question

Gary Greico
 

Yes he does.

On 31-Mar-20 8:01 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
I can say from experience, that Laz really backs his products.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Laz
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 4:48 PM
To: TechTalk <TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Blindshell Classic warranty question

Hi all,

I believe it was on this list where gerald asked a question about what would happen if a Blindshell Classic needed to be repaired...

Here is my answer to that. If you bought the Blindshell Classic from us, we will replace it with another one. We'll then take the necessary steps to sort things out with the manufacturer and if it needs to be shipped anywhere it would be on our dime, not the customers.

I hope that helps.

Regards,

Laz


--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Players, Accessible phones, Bluetooth devices, and accessories http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@...
Phone: 727-498-0121
Skype: lazmesa
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr





Re: bluetooth keyboard for use with smart phone?

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Keith, there are myriads of keyboards out in the wild. It will depend on
whether you want a pocket or full-sized one. The most common one used by
blind folks is the iClever BK03 which is pocket-sized; that is to say that
it will fit snugly in a coat pocket or the big chest pocket of a shirt. It
is a trifold keyboard and has a built-in ion battery.

Check amazon.com for pricing and availability. The keyboard is quite easy
to setup and I believe that, if there are NO DEXTERITY ISSUES, you'll be
able to set it up on your own without any pair of eyes! Fell free to yell
at me privately if you need more assistance; good luck and all the very
best.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado

Re: enlarging print in notepad?

Carolyn Arnold
 

Oh, Note Pad; I used Word for my sign.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:16 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] enlarging print in notepad?

Let me first say that since I use Outlook Express as my email client the printing font size is controlled through IE11. I don't know what controls print size with other email clients.
When I want to print something from Notepad it doesn't print out as the size font I want / selected in Notepad. So, what I do is paste it into an new email and print it from the email. Below are steps:

In order to change your font size for printing from Outlook Express follow the steps below.

1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Open the view menu with Alt + v.
3. Arrow down to Text Size and press enter or just press the letter x.
4. Now just arrow up and down to the font size you want and press enter to check that sselection.
Personally I use the, Largest, setting.

It is the same procedure when printing through Window's Mail.


Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@...>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] enlarging print in notepad?

It may well change both but since I don't know, I don't want to assume. I haven't worked with font sizes and printing in programs.
You can change the font size and see if you are curious and don't want to wait for other comments.

Gene

On 3/31/20, Troy Burnham <troyburnham34@... <mailto:troyburnham34@...> > wrote:
Hi Gene,

I mean what prints on a printer, I thought that the size on the screen
was the size that would end up printing on the printer.

What size font would make normal-sized printing? My mom tells me that
when I write something in notepad and when I print it out that the
print is too small both on the screen and on the printed page.

Thanks.

Troy



On 3/31/2020 3:46 PM, Gene wrote:
Do you mean what appears on screen or what is printede by a printer?
I don’t know if this enlarges both. You can see.
Open the menus. Right arrow to format.
Down arrow to font. Press enter. Tab until you get to a combo box
where you up and down arrow to change the size. Find the size you
want, then tab to and activate the ok button. Read current line
before you change the setting so you know how it was originally set
if you want to return to the original size.
Gene
*From:* Troy Burnham <mailto:troyburnham34@...>
*Sent:* Tuesday, March 31, 2020 3:34 PM
*To:* main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
*Subject:* [TechTalk] enlarging print in notepad?
Hi all,

I'm using windows 10 here, is there a way to make the print larger
when typing in notepad?

Thanks.

Troy







Re: enlarging print in notepad?

Carolyn Arnold
 

In my caswe it was. The sign was laminated, and, as far as I know, might still be up. I made it quite a few years ago and don't live in that house now, but the print size printed on paper.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] enlarging print in notepad?

Hi Gene,

I mean what prints on a printer, I thought that the size on the screen was the size that would end up printing on the printer.

What size font would make normal-sized printing? My mom tells me that when I write something in notepad and when I print it out that the print is too small both on the screen and on the printed page.

Thanks.

Troy




On 3/31/2020 3:46 PM, Gene wrote:


Do you mean what appears on screen or what is printede by a printer? I don’t know if this enlarges both. You can see.
Open the menus. Right arrow to format.
Down arrow to font. Press enter. Tab until you get to a combo box where you up and down arrow to change the size. Find the size you want, then tab to and activate the ok button. Read current line before you change the setting so you know how it was originally set if you want to return to the original size.

Gene

From: Troy Burnham <mailto:troyburnham34@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 3:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] enlarging print in notepad?

Hi all,

I'm using windows 10 here, is there a way to make the print larger when
typing in notepad?

Thanks.

Troy

Re: Blindshell Classic warranty question

Carolyn Arnold
 

I can say from experience, that Laz really backs his products.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Laz
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 4:48 PM
To: TechTalk <TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Blindshell Classic warranty question

Hi all,

I believe it was on this list where gerald asked a question about what would happen if a Blindshell Classic needed to be repaired...

Here is my answer to that. If you bought the Blindshell Classic from us, we will replace it with another one. We'll then take the necessary steps to sort things out with the manufacturer and if it needs to be shipped anywhere it would be on our dime, not the customers.

I hope that helps.

Regards,

Laz


--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Players, Accessible phones, Bluetooth devices, and accessories http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@...
Phone: 727-498-0121
Skype: lazmesa
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr