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Re: accessible COVID-19 statistics?

Smiling?
 

SOURCE Johns Hopkins University; WHO; CDC; USA TODAY.

Coronavirus map: Tracking the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US and worldwide:

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2020/03/03/coronavirus-map-tracking-spread-covid-19-outbreak-us-and-worldwide/4906772002/

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2020 14:10
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] accessible COVID-19 statistics?

Hi all,

I have 2 different sites for accessible COVID-19 stats, one is called A11Y COVID-19 and the other is just accessible COVID-19 and this site is updated by Tyler Littlefield. I just compared the 2 sites by looking at the stats for Texas since that's where I live, and on the A11Y site it shows the daily cases for today as 1599 whereas the accessible COVID-19 stats site shows daily cases as 84. Since there's such a difference in these 2 numbers does anybody know where these 2 sites are getting their numbers? Is there a site that folks have found to be more accurate?
Incidentally based on the last few days I'd be more likely to believe the higher of the above numbers but even that seems high given that the day's not over yet. Texas has been averaging above 1000 new cases each day lately, but it's usually between 1100 and 1300.

Thanks for any thoughts.

Troy


Re: How do I create a new folder with Windows 10?

Peter Spitz
 

Thanks for all the replies!

On 5/14/20, Jacob <dx@drnet.dk> wrote:
CTRL+Shift+N


OZ0TE Jacob


On 2020-05-14 at 22:43 Peter Spitz wrote:
I finally got a new computer with Windows 10 and I am unable to create
a new folder using the Alt key and scrolling to Create New. When I
hit the Alt key in a folder, it shows nothing at all. Any help would
be extremely appreciated.

Peter





Re: switching log in emails in facebook

Abbie Taylor
 

I had to do this when I changed my email address a few years ago, but I don't remember how I did it. I was probably able to do it on m.facebook.com. That's where I usually go to change settings. It might be under something like "personal." Good luck.



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Re: google crome history

Abbie Taylor
 

I think there's a setting you can tweak, so sites won't remember you when you try to log in. i'm not sure what it is. So, unless someone else has better information, I suggest you go to your settings and do some exploring. I hope you find it.


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Re: How do I create a new folder with Windows 10?

Mike B.
 


You want to use the Applications key to open the context menu or Shift + F10, the navigate to, New, press enter then press enter on, Folder.
 
Or, just press, control, shift + N, to create a folder.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

----- Original Message -----
To: main
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:43 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] How do I create a new folder with Windows 10?

I finally got a new computer with Windows 10 and I am unable to create
a new folder using the Alt key and scrolling to Create New.  When I
hit the Alt key in a folder, it shows nothing at all.  Any help would
be extremely appreciated.

Peter



Re: How do I create a new folder with Windows 10?

David Moore <jesusloves1966@...>
 

Press Ctrl plus shift plus n


On Thu, May 14, 2020, 4:43 PM Peter Spitz <peter.a.spitz@...> wrote:
I finally got a new computer with Windows 10 and I am unable to create
a new folder using the Alt key and scrolling to Create New.  When I
hit the Alt key in a folder, it shows nothing at all.  Any help would
be extremely appreciated.

Peter




Re: Electronic Keyboards, the conclusion

Dave
 

Hello Walter,


It sounds like you enjoy Playing when you wish to play, and that you are
not at all interested in becoming an expert in playing with the Dozens
of Settings found in today Beastly Digital Pianos.


You mentioned thinking of spending up to 9 grand for something. Sounds
like me and Guitars.  Guitar is my first Instrument, and Piano is
something I just use to play around.


Some of the lesser priced models will probably work for you fine.  Just
need to find the one that sounds the best, and then try to resist
spending more than you actually need to spend to get what you can use,
and enjoy.


I have bought Amps and Guitar Pedals, that cost me Big Bucks and they
had so many Features, some not accessible, the end result was I rarely
used them.  Eventually sold them, and sold them off just to get rid of
them, losing loads of money in the sale.


I am sure you will find a Piano that sounds the way you can enjoy, and
you'll need to fight off the temptation to buy something more expensive.


Grumpy Dave


Re: accessible COVID-19 statistics?

Howard Traxler
 

I have been watching this site
https://infographics.channelnewsasia.com/covid-19/map.html
to find that the numbers don't add up.  For any particular country, the number of deaths plus the number of recoveries should equal the total cases, right?  This never seems to happen.

On 5/14/2020 4:10 PM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Hi all,

I have 2 different sites for accessible COVID-19 stats, one is called A11Y COVID-19 and the other is just accessible COVID-19 and this site is updated by Tyler Littlefield. I just compared the 2 sites by looking at the stats for Texas since that's where I live, and on the A11Y site it shows the daily cases for today as 1599 whereas the accessible COVID-19 stats site shows daily cases as 84. Since there's such a difference in these 2 numbers does anybody know where these 2 sites are getting their numbers? Is there a site that folks have found to be more accurate? Incidentally based on the last few days I'd be more likely to believe the higher of the above numbers but even that seems high given that the day's not over yet. Texas has been averaging above 1000 new cases each day lately, but it's usually between 1100 and 1300.

Thanks for any thoughts.

Troy



Re: How do I create a new folder with Windows 10?

Sugar
 

Hi
Try to:
Press control, shift and N

Good luck
sugar
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-Philippians 4:11
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-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Spitz
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:43 PM
To: main <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] How do I create a new folder with Windows 10?

I finally got a new computer with Windows 10 and I am unable to create a new folder using the Alt key and scrolling to Create New. When I hit the Alt key in a folder, it shows nothing at all. Any help would be extremely appreciated.

Peter


so clean machine

heather albright
 

Hello, I wantedto know for a friend is the so clean machine accessible to use? I have never seen one and She needs one for herself. Cheers Heather

 


accessible COVID-19 statistics?

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

I have 2 different sites for accessible COVID-19 stats, one is called A11Y COVID-19 and the other is just accessible COVID-19 and this site is updated by Tyler Littlefield. I just compared the 2 sites by looking at the stats for Texas since that's where I live, and on the A11Y site it shows the daily cases for today as 1599 whereas the accessible COVID-19 stats site shows daily cases as 84. Since there's such a difference in these 2 numbers does anybody know where these 2 sites are getting their numbers? Is there a site that folks have found to be more accurate? Incidentally based on the last few days I'd be more likely to believe the higher of the above numbers but even that seems high given that the day's not over yet. Texas has been averaging above 1000 new cases each day lately, but it's usually between 1100 and 1300.

Thanks for any thoughts.

Troy


Re: How do I create a new folder with Windows 10?

Jacob
 

CTRL+Shift+N


OZ0TE Jacob

On 2020-05-14 at 22:43 Peter Spitz wrote:
I finally got a new computer with Windows 10 and I am unable to create
a new folder using the Alt key and scrolling to Create New. When I
hit the Alt key in a folder, it shows nothing at all. Any help would
be extremely appreciated.

Peter


How do I create a new folder with Windows 10?

Peter Spitz
 

I finally got a new computer with Windows 10 and I am unable to create
a new folder using the Alt key and scrolling to Create New. When I
hit the Alt key in a folder, it shows nothing at all. Any help would
be extremely appreciated.

Peter


Re: Talking clock radio

Pamela Dominguez
 

I’ve had a couple of clockradios that had pretty decent sound.  I mean, not high fidelity, but the last one I had had a pretty decent amount of bass.  I think that was the Sony Dream machine.  The one before that just sounded like a regular radio, but it had pretty good reception.  The only problem with that was that I had to have a sighted person set that one.  Pam.
 

From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:38 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio
 
I don't use a clock radio because I have an alarm that is loud enough on my cellular feature phone and smart phones have such alarms as well. 
 
another reason is that traditionally, clock radios have had significantly inferior sound and I considered it to be a bad use of money when I could get a radio with much better sound for the same price or perhaps less, I never priced talking clock radios.  Is what used to be true still true, that clock radios have worse sound?
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:30 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio

I thought about getting a talking clock radio.
Then I aagot a 1st gen google home mini.
I can set alarms verbally, ask unlimited questions, and listen to all kinds of radio stations.
It cost less than 20 u s dollars  on sale  at bestbuy just after Christmas.
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: May-13-20 7:34 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: Fw: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio


Do you ever bother to check your messages before you send them? The forwarded message is from four years ago, and the information about theCobolt radio is probably outdated, if it is even still available in the first place.  The Sangean PR-D17 is now the new standard for a talking AM/FM clock radio, and Amazon is still selling it for $85, and you won't have to wait months for delivery like you would if you ordered it from overseas, if you could even order it from Cobolt in the first place:


https://www.amazon.com/Sangean-PR-D17-Portable-Specially-Designed/dp/B07T7CP63M



Gerald



On 5/13/2020 8:53 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Somebody was asking about a talking clock radio.  Here you go.
>
> Ann P.
>
>
> Forwarded message:
>
> From: "Aidan" <aidan.smarttalk@...>
> to: TechTalk@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio
> Reply-To: TechTalk@groups.io
> Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:42:31 +0200
>
> There is one such radio. They are from Cobalt in England. I can't
> believe that no one on this list know about it. It's called a talking
> multi function radio. I have one as well. Visit www.cobolt.co.uk On 21
> Mar 2016, at 05:10, Matt <matt.from.florida@...> wrote:
>
> Check out this link as well . It really sounds nice!
>
> https://blindtechnology.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/vision-free-hd-radio-
> pricey
>
> -but-worth-it/
>
>
> Matt.from.florida@...
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt [mailto:matt.from.florida@...]
> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2016 10:58 PM
> To: TechTalk@groups.io
> Subject: RE: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio
>
> Also the Amazon Echo is a clock , alarm clock, timer and FM radio and
> much more. I use my every day almost.
>
>
> Matt.from.florida@...
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt [mailto:matt.from.florida@...]
> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2016 10:30 PM
> To: TechTalk@groups.io
> Subject: RE: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio
>
> There is a talking clock radio I will post it here.
>
> http://www.maxiaids.com/speechmaster-talking-multi-function-clock-radio-am-f
>
> m
>
> I sure I can find other as well.
>
>
> Matt.from.florida@...
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pamela Dominguez [mailto:geodom@...]
> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2016 9:58 PM
> To: TechTalk@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio
>
> I know, but that's talking clocks.  That is not a clock radio. Pam.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt
> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2016 9:41 PM
> To: TechTalk@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio
>
> Hmm, there is tons of talking clocks and almost something to meet
> everyone
> need. Like I say I just bought one from speak to me catalog that was very
> nice.
>
>
> Matt.from.florida@...
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pamela Dominguez [mailto:geodom@...]
> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2016 9:27 PM
> To: TechTalk@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio
>
> I don't think there has really been a good talking clock radio in
> years.  I
> bought the Sony Dream Machine back in something like 2001, and after
> that, I
> heard about a couple of cheap little ones that were hardly any good,
> but I
> haven't heard about them in over ten years now.  Pam.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carolyn Arnold
> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2016 8:04 PM
> To: TechTalk@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio
>
> You might try Speak to me or Maxi-Aids.
>
> Bye for now,
>
> Carolyn
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: TerriLynne Pomeroy [mailto:tl1@...]
> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2016 8:02 PM
> To: TechTalk@groups.io
> Subject: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio
>
> Hi all,
>
> I would really like to find a decent electric talking clock radio with
> battery backup. When I google it, I get radio controlled clocks, voice
> controlled clocks, remote controlled clocks, projection clocks, but I
> really
> don't see a good basic talking clock radio that is still being offered
> for
> sale. I would love to hear from anybody who has one that they like and
> can
> let me know where they are being sold.
>
>
>
> Thanks much,
>
> TerriLynne
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>








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audio description project

Mich Verrier
 

Hi hear is the audio description project link. It is where I find out all my
info about what is and is not described.
http://www.acb.org/adp/
I hope this helps. now I realise that walter that you live in the UK but I
hope that this is helpful at least.
Since you live in the uk you can also try this link.
http://www.yourlocalcinema.com/ad.html
I hope this helps. from Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rob
Hudson
Sent: May 14, 2020 3:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cosmos, audio described

Walter Ramage via groups.io <wpr=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
I have bought DVDs in the past hoping for an audio description
track but there was none. Is there any way I can tell if these box sets
have audio description?
In short, no. You could call amazon disability support and ask them to see
if, in the product image, there is a sticker on the label indicating such.


Re: Fw: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio

Tim Grady <timfgrady758@...>
 

The sangean isn’t just a clock radio, it is an an/fm radio with features specificly for the blind such as braille markings on the presets, tactal markings on the rest of the buttons, talking clock and every control talks.  I suppose people call it a clock radio because it is one of the only cheap radios I’ve seen where blind people have total control of the clock and alarms.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:38 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: Fw: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio

 

I don't use a clock radio because I have an alarm that is loud enough on my cellular feature phone and smart phones have such alarms as well. 

 

another reason is that traditionally, clock radios have had significantly inferior sound and I considered it to be a bad use of money when I could get a radio with much better sound for the same price or perhaps less, I never priced talking clock radios.  Is what used to be true still true, that clock radios have worse sound?

 

Gene

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

Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:30 AM

Subject: Re: Fw: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio

 

I thought about getting a talking clock radio.
Then I aagot a 1st gen google home mini.
I can set alarms verbally, ask unlimited questions, and listen to all kinds of radio stations.
It cost less than 20 u s dollars  on sale  at bestbuy just after Christmas.
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: May-13-20 7:34 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: Fw: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio


Do you ever bother to check your messages before you send them? The forwarded message is from four years ago, and the information about theCobolt radio is probably outdated, if it is even still available in the first place.  The Sangean PR-D17 is now the new standard for a talking AM/FM clock radio, and Amazon is still selling it for $85, and you won't have to wait months for delivery like you would if you ordered it from overseas, if you could even order it from Cobolt in the first place:


https://www.amazon.com/Sangean-PR-D17-Portable-Specially-Designed/dp/B07T7CP63M



Gerald



On 5/13/2020 8:53 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Somebody was asking about a talking clock radio.  Here you go.
>
> Ann P.
>
>
> Forwarded message:
>
> From: "Aidan" <aidan.smarttalk@...>
> to: TechTalk@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio
> Reply-To: TechTalk@groups.io
> Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:42:31 +0200
>
> There is one such radio. They are from Cobalt in England. I can't
> believe that no one on this list know about it. It's called a talking
> multi function radio. I have one as well. Visit www.cobolt.co.uk On 21
> Mar 2016, at 05:10, Matt <matt.from.florida@...> wrote:
>
> Check out this link as well . It really sounds nice!
>
> https://blindtechnology.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/vision-free-hd-radio-
> pricey
>
> -but-worth-it/
>
>
> Matt.from.florida@...
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt [mailto:matt.from.florida@...]
> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2016 10:58 PM
> To: TechTalk@groups.io
> Subject: RE: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio
>
> Also the Amazon Echo is a clock , alarm clock, timer and FM radio and
> much more. I use my every day almost.
>
>
> Matt.from.florida@...
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt [mailto:matt.from.florida@...]
> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2016 10:30 PM
> To: TechTalk@groups.io
> Subject: RE: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio
>
> There is a talking clock radio I will post it here.
>
> http://www.maxiaids.com/speechmaster-talking-multi-function-clock-radio-am-f
>
> m
>
> I sure I can find other as well.
>
>
> Matt.from.florida@...
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pamela Dominguez [mailto:geodom@...]
> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2016 9:58 PM
> To: TechTalk@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio
>
> I know, but that's talking clocks.  That is not a clock radio. Pam.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt
> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2016 9:41 PM
> To: TechTalk@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio
>
> Hmm, there is tons of talking clocks and almost something to meet
> everyone
> need. Like I say I just bought one from speak to me catalog that was very
> nice.
>
>
> Matt.from.florida@...
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pamela Dominguez [mailto:geodom@...]
> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2016 9:27 PM
> To: TechTalk@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio
>
> I don't think there has really been a good talking clock radio in
> years.  I
> bought the Sony Dream Machine back in something like 2001, and after
> that, I
> heard about a couple of cheap little ones that were hardly any good,
> but I
> haven't heard about them in over ten years now.  Pam.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carolyn Arnold
> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2016 8:04 PM
> To: TechTalk@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio
>
> You might try Speak to me or Maxi-Aids.
>
> Bye for now,
>
> Carolyn
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: TerriLynne Pomeroy [mailto:tl1@...]
> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2016 8:02 PM
> To: TechTalk@groups.io
> Subject: [TechTalk] Talking clock radio
>
> Hi all,
>
> I would really like to find a decent electric talking clock radio with
> battery backup. When I google it, I get radio controlled clocks, voice
> controlled clocks, remote controlled clocks, projection clocks, but I
> really
> don't see a good basic talking clock radio that is still being offered
> for
> sale. I would love to hear from anybody who has one that they like and
> can
> let me know where they are being sold.
>
>
>
> Thanks much,
>
> TerriLynne
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>







Re: Cosmos, audio described

Rob Hudson
 

Walter Ramage via groups.io <wpr=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
I have bought DVDs in the past hoping for an audio description
track but there was none. Is there any way I can tell if these box sets
have audio description?
In short, no. You could call amazon disability support and ask them to see if, in the product image, there is a sticker on the label indicating such.


Cosmos, audio described

Walter Ramage
 

Hi all.  I would like to get the Carl Sagan Cosmos series on DVD.  I can get it from Amazon but there is no indication that there is an audio description soundtrack.  I have bought DVDs in the past hoping for an audio description track but there was none.  Is there any way I can tell if these box sets have audio description?  Walter.

 


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Electronic Keyboards, the conclusion

Walter Ramage
 

Hi all.  Firstly let me say thank you to all who responded to this thread.  It has proved helpful and I have listened to a few YouTube examples.  Keyboards have come a long way in the last 40 years and they are mighty impressive, even the lower priced models.

 

My conclusion from all of this is not to invest in a new keyboard.  Had I done so it would have been around the $8000 or $9000 mark.

 

It is clear that modern keyboards are very sophisticated  and to get the full potential from them one would want to use as many of the features and functions as possible.  Keeping in mind that many are menu driven and not all are blind friendly.  As some have said, one can get some accessibility via phone apps but to me this isn't what I would want.

 

The thought of having to jump through hoops just to sit down and enjoy playing doesn't appeal to me.  The point was for me to sit down, relax and improve my abilities but I could only see frustration and exasperation and so have decided not to go down that road as much as I would have liked to.

 

The response on this list and others has proved very helpful and helped me avoid spending a lot of money only to feel I've made a mistake somewhere down the line.  Walter.

 


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Re: 6 dot entry for word?

Susie Stageberg <sstageberg2@...>
 

I know you can do six-key entry in Duxbury or Braille 2000 or PerkyDuck using certain qwerty keyboards; it used to be that the cheaper, no-frills keyboards worked better for this than the fancy-schmantzy ones. Some refreshable Braille displays allow six-key entry throughout Windows. Braille notetakers usually have a word processor as part of their software; sometimes it's a version of Word, sometimes not.
  To my knowledge, there is no way to just sit down at a PC keyboard and do six-key entry in a Word document. You have to type the "regular" way. In order for Braille to work, there has to be software present that knows what Braille is, which Word does not.

Susie

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt

On May 14, 2020 7:33 AM, Sam Taylor <sjt1982@...> wrote:

Hi Penny,

PerkyDuck from Duxbury Systems is free and supports 6 key entry. Could this work?

https://www.duxburysystems.com/perky.asp


On 14/05/2020 10:18 pm, Penny Golden wrote:
Dear ones,

This is a letter I got the other day.  Jill's friend wants to do 6 dot entry, I think, but using the PC?

Maybe someone can make more send of this than I did.

I remember 6 dot entry using a qwerty keyboard, but it was at least 30 years ago.

Here is Jill's letter to me.

--

  The braille notetaker, though, I think, has it's own program or translation algorithm. It's not using Word or the like. So, this person  wants to type braille into a Word or Google document with six-key entry input. Translation isn't necessary since the person using it knows braille. I think it's a doable thing, but I don't think there's enough of a market that someone ever considered cultivating it.

I don't think this person has either a braille notetaker or a braille translation program. I think they want a keyboard (physical or simulated) that designates a particular key per braille cell dot. It would have to be chorded so that you can hit multiple keys input and all the keys would act as a chord to form the correct braille character, sort of like a musical keyboard chord.


Funny enough, I used to have one. Pretty touchy---like, it would work when it wanted to, but it was 1986---it's beyond the age of no return. Problem is I only used it with my braille transcription program. Back in those days, it was lighter than carrying around a keyboard. I never even tried it with a regular print program like Word. I like six-key entry, so I never really considered using glyphs or ascii font. It's like Duxbury. Too much of a learning curve for me. I want to see dots on the screen---not symbols.

I also have the Visual Brailler or VB braille ios app. I like it, but it's so flat without give that it would absolutely ruin my braille skills to use it on a regular basis.

Once I bought a graphics embosser, I had to learn about the visual font graphics. All that had to be done with ascii, you know, braille sim font. It actually works out to be real braille in the long run, but typing it is a bear. Six key entry is so much easier.

Speaking of easy. I'm taking a course in UEB mathematics---I absolutely love it! It's 100% logical. No gray matter. WYSIWYG What you see is what you get. No code switches because there's just one code! I didn't think I'd ever ask, why are we still using Nemeth, but I'm beginning to understand why the rest of the world ditched it.


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Of course, what she wants is in the top of the letter.  Thanks for any ideas. I'll send them on to her, if that's all right.

Penny





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