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Re: Windows XP, Outlook Express and Connectivity Issues

Holly
 

Gerald:

I am running Windows 10 and JAWS 2020. I am using WLM with no problem and JAWS is working normally.


Re: accessible washers and dryers

Monte Single
 

That's a great story; no, that's two great stories in one.
And I say wow, your dad had a shed and was mechanical too!
And here we are in 2020, living in condos where we can't even put laundry
onour balconies to dry in the fresh air because it will offend our
neighbours.
...andmay need a smart phone to activate our household appliances.
Thisis not progress.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Sharon S
Sent: May-31-20 12:51 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

Hi, so true. We replaced our old washer when it stopped working thinking it
had done its dash. One day dad was out in the shed and decided to pull the
old washer apart to have a look. It turns out the only issue with it was it
had some doggie plastic bags clogging it up. Once they were removed the
machine worked fine. So, when my brother moved into his own house nine years
ago, he took the washer with him. As far as I know it is still working fine
for him.

We used to feed my cat on top of the washer to keep the dogs away from the
food. This meant whenever you needed to open the washer you had to move the
tray of cat things and half the time the cat decided this was the right time
to ask for food. In the end she learnt that if we put a washing basket on
the floor in front of the machine we needed to get her off so she would jump
down as soon as we put the basket on the floor. When we replaced the
machine, we got a front loader however the cat never learnt the difference
and still jumped off whenever we put the basket down even though she didn't
need to.

Bye for now.
Canberra, Australia.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris
judge
Sent: Thursday, 28 May 2020 7:38 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

The older ones sure last longer if you can keep them working. Modern
appliances are built to last 5 or 6 years. It's pathetic.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn
Arnold
Sent: May 27, 2020 6:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

Oh man, mine needs mufflers. It is a loud mouth, but I've gotten my money's
worth out of the thing these 13 years.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Terry Olandese
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

I had a worlpool top loder that broke down after 5 and 1 half years. Was
always very loud in the spin cycle.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

WorlPool is supposed to be a good brand. Not sure what brand ours is...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: May 27, 2020 3:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

It probably depends on the frontloader. You probably have a more expensive
one than they were willing to pay for here.
Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:45 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

That is not true! My world pool front loder has a button to stop the machine
and you can drop something in to the machine and turn it back on. So it is
not true you cant add things to the machine when it starts if you have
afront loader. Please make sure to get your facts straight.
Front loaders
do not use as much water and they do not have an agitator that your loads
can get stuck on. SO when shopping, ask if the front loader has a stop
button to add items after the machine starts; most do unless you are getting
the very low end machine!
cheers Heather
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jan Howells" <janhowells54@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:02 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers


If you forget to put something in a front loader washer,
you cannot
add it. My roommate did that one time without thinking,
and there was
quite a flood. Of course the water just came right out
when she
opened
the door.
With a top loader, you can open the lid and put it in
before it fills
up all the way. I like "more better for that reason.
Some of my aids
put the front loader back on thinking that it is the
dryer. So the
clothes go through the cycle again with just water. Then
they think
that the dryer is broken when the clothes are still wet.
I then make
them pay for the dryer on top so that they will learn to
use their
head for more than a hatrack. One of them put a drum very
mine on the
heater. I could not understand why I kept hearing
snapping sounds een
the heater was stopping during cycles. It took me a week
to find what
the sound was. A maintenance man came in to do something
for me, and
he told that my drum was on the heater. The tuning
strings were
expanding when the heat would switch on, and then they
would snap back
when the heat would turn off. I was not happy with the
aid. I knew
who did it based on who was here and when I began hearing
the snapping
sound coming from the heater. Thank the Lord that the
drum was ok and
not damaged. That was a miracle. No instrument or
electronic device
should ever be near weather or heat and air conditioner.
Never near a
window.

Jan






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Re: Windows XP, Outlook Express and Connectivity Issues

Monte Single
 

I am still surprised at all the people who can't wait to update to the latest and greatest version of whatever o s, program, or app and find it is causing problems.
You want it? You got it!
Now stew withit.
I am not a negative ned or Nelly, but every time there is a major upgrade to whatever, it is followed by chorus of walers and moaners.
And this too will pass again.
Thus endeth this mornings sermonette.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: May-31-20 4:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows XP, Outlook Express and Connectivity Issues


And when he upgrades to Windows 10 and discovers that it is a screwed up mess, he'll wish he had stuck with XP, despite its limitations. At least his computer worked and he had speech. There is no such guarantee with Windows 10. Already, serious problems are being reported with feature update 2004. WLM no longer works. JAWS seems to be slower. The list goes on and on. Upgrade from XP to Windows 10? Good luck with that.


Gerald



On 5/31/2020 6:40 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Well, if your friend wants to turn Amish, guess you can't do anything
about that. When he discovers that he can't do what he wants to do
with the stuff he has, he'll have to upgrade.

This is one of the attitudes which makes caretaking for elders so
difficult. They refuse to to change anything: no new people in the
house, no cleaning people, no moving to assistive living, nothing! It
is one of the things that increases the stress on family members
exponentially. The only thing that can be done is to wait for a
crisis. I hope that if I ever have to leave this house, I'll be able
to do so with grace and fortitude.

Ann P.


Re: replace laptop with an iPad?

Jan Howells <janhowells54@...>
 

Hi Victor,

Mine has the keyboard built right into it as one piece. I like the fact that the voice is built right into the unit so that I do not need a separate pice of vuccce software. I have my second lesson on Tuesday, Voiceover Basics. I am glad that you are comfortable with your units.

Jan


Re: replace laptop with an iPad?

chris judge
 

I’m sure you’ll get a lot of different answers to this question. Sure many people are using iPads as they’re primary device. I guess it just depends on your use case.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: May 29, 2020 6:38 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] replace laptop with an iPad?

 

Hi

These days in 2020, with iPad OS, is it possible to replace your laptop with an iPad and use an iPad as your main computing device? Or is a windows laptop still necessary? With mouse support in the latest iPad OS I would think replacing a laptop with an iPad is becoming easier all the time. So have any of you got rid of desktops and laptops running windows and just use your iPhone or iPad as your main computing device?

 

Josh

 

 

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Re: replace laptop with an iPad?

Victor
 

Hi Jan:

I've been using Apple products off and on since 1982. The Apple 2 E desktop computer was the first computer I ever used and I took to it immediately. I've never owned a notetaker.

Macs seem to come in all shapes and sizes. The one I use is an all-in-one desktop with a bluetooth keyboard and a bluetooth mouse. I enjoy it a lot. I'm glad you're enjoying yours.

Victor

On May 31, 2020, at 4:17 AM, Jan Howells <janhowells54@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Victor,

I gather that I have an advantath, because I never used Windows. This is my first experience outside of Braille Notetakers with internet. I like the fact that the hard drive is larger on the Pro. This is a very durable computer. It is a desktop. But I use it on my lap, as for me, it is not too heavy. My brother has taken good care of it. He is a musician, so it was used in his music studio. But he erased all of his work and cleared the hard drive for me. It has Majave. I like the Voice Over.

Jan



Re: replace laptop with an iPad?

Jan Howells <janhowells54@...>
 

Hi Victor,

I gather that I have an advantath, because I never used Windows. This is my first experience outside of Braille Notetakers with internet. I like the fact that the hard drive is larger on the Pro. This is a very durable computer. It is a desktop. But I use it on my lap, as for me, it is not too heavy. My brother has taken good care of it. He is a musician, so it was used in his music studio. But he erased all of his work and cleared the hard drive for me. It has Majave. I like the Voice Over.

Jan


Re: Windows XP, Outlook Express and Connectivity Issues

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Hmmm, Eeyore, surely you exaggerate? I'm using Win10 and having little or no trouble. I can't vouch for the behavior of Jaws, but if you are running win10 on a computer that has less than 8MB of RAM, then you deserve all the problems you're having. Win10 requires a lot of memory, and if you try to use it when there is not enough memory, then, you're in trouble.

Losing speech is aggravating! I thank God that I have a braille display to call on. Some keyboards for win10 computers have a mute button for the speakers. I discovered this the first week I had Win10. It is aggravating to press a button and immediately lose speech. So, I went proactive. I bought some bump dots and fixed that sucker! I put a bump dot on it and since then, I'm good!

Now, I realize that hearing good news is anathema to you, but I am sending this anyway. Have a great day Eeyore.

Ann P.


Original message:

And when he upgrades to Windows 10 and discovers that it is a screwed up
mess, he'll wish he had stuck with XP, despite its limitations.  At
least his computer worked and he had speech. There is no such guarantee
with Windows 10.  Already, serious problems are being reported with
feature update 2004.  WLM no longer works.  JAWS seems to be slower.
The list goes on and on. Upgrade from XP to Windows 10?  Good luck with
that.

Gerald


On 5/31/2020 6:40 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,
Well, if your friend wants to turn Amish, guess you can't do anything
about that.  When he discovers that he can't do what he wants to do
with the stuff he has, he'll have to upgrade.
This is one of the attitudes which makes caretaking for elders so
difficult.  They refuse to to change anything:  no new people in the
house, no cleaning people, no moving to assistive living, nothing!  It
is one of the things that increases the stress on family members
exponentially.  The only thing that can be done is to wait for a
crisis.  I hope that if I ever have to leave this house, I'll be able
to do so with grace and fortitude.
Ann P.


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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: replace laptop with an iPad?

Victor
 

Hi jan:

The Mac that was loaned to me is from 2013 and it is still in good shape. I have heard people say that they last a long time.Max have been known to last at least 10 years. Some PCs do as well, but Windows laptops seem to only last about 5 years at the most.

Some blind people have trouble getting used to the different way the Mac works and some don't like the VoiceOver keyboard commands, but that didn't bother me at all. Nor did learning the Mac operating system. I've used Linux too, but I prefer the Mac as I find it to be more intuitive, accessible and user-friendly.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy using that MacBook.

Victor

On May 31, 2020, at 3:34 AM, Jan Howells <janhowells54@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Victor,

My brother has sent me one of his Mac Book Pro's from 2011. It is still in good shape. I am taking lessons on Zoom.

Jan



Re: Windows XP, Outlook Express and Connectivity Issues

Gerald Levy
 

And when he upgrades to Windows 10 and discovers that it is a screwed up mess, he'll wish he had stuck with XP, despite its limitations.  At least his computer worked and he had speech. There is no such guarantee with Windows 10.  Already, serious problems are being reported with feature update 2004.  WLM no longer works.  JAWS seems to be slower.  The list goes on and on. Upgrade from XP to Windows 10?  Good luck with that.


Gerald

On 5/31/2020 6:40 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Well, if your friend wants to turn Amish, guess you can't do anything about that.  When he discovers that he can't do what he wants to do with the stuff he has, he'll have to upgrade.

This is one of the attitudes which makes caretaking for elders so difficult.  They refuse to to change anything:  no new people in the house, no cleaning people, no moving to assistive living, nothing!  It is one of the things that increases the stress on family members exponentially.  The only thing that can be done is to wait for a crisis.  I hope that if I ever have to leave this house, I'll be able to do so with grace and fortitude.

Ann P.


Re: problem with bellsouth.net email in email client

Ann Parsons
 

Hi,

An Email Client is a program you use to read and respond to email i.e outlook or Thunderbird.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: Windows XP, Outlook Express and Connectivity Issues

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Well, if your friend wants to turn Amish, guess you can't do anything about that. When he discovers that he can't do what he wants to do with the stuff he has, he'll have to upgrade.

This is one of the attitudes which makes caretaking for elders so difficult. They refuse to to change anything: no new people in the house, no cleaning people, no moving to assistive living, nothing! It is one of the things that increases the stress on family members exponentially. The only thing that can be done is to wait for a crisis. I hope that if I ever have to leave this house, I'll be able to do so with grace and fortitude.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: replace laptop with an iPad?

Jan Howells <janhowells54@...>
 

Hi Victor,

My brother has sent me one of his Mac Book Pro's from 2011. It is still in good shape. I am taking lessons on Zoom.

Jan


Re: replace laptop with an iPad?

A.Mac
 

tanks for that.

On 31/05/2020 08:45, David Goldfield wrote:

Starting with iOS 13 this is now possible as iOS now allows users to download files from Safari into a downloads folder on the device. This is true for some apps but not others. As an example, apps such as Bard Mobile, Learning Ally or Audible allow for the downloading of content but that content is not stored as separate files in the downloads folder but is instead downloaded and used with the app itself. Therefore, with those particular apps this means that if you delete the app you also delete the files that you use with that app.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 5/30/2020 11:15 PM, A.Mac via groups.io wrote:

hi, can you download  from a third party on a i-pad. i.e a film or a book from a e-mail group.


On 30/05/2020 09:57, David Goldfield wrote:

I have a different view on this topic. For some sighted users an iPad may, under certain conditions, be a good replacement for a Windows laptop, particularly if you use it with a keyboard. You can use Office as well as the iWork suite, browse the Web, check your email and have a system that's portable, very fast and extremely secure. However, while VoiceOver is great using it on a touch screen its performance with a keyboard is just barely adequate compared to using a Windows screen reader, particularly JAWS. Its Web navigation capabilities using a keyboard are very poor, speech sometimes reads incorrectly while navigating a document I'm trying to edit and there just aren't enough keyboard commands to provide certain types of information that I can easily access with JAWS. If an iPad with a keyboard and VoiceOver offered me the same level of accessibility as I am used to with JAWS or NVDA I'd definitely consider using an iPad as a secondary computer. As an example, there are so many options to configure how JAWS works with Microsoft Word which just are not going to be available with VoiceOver on an iPad. However, this is just not available at this time. In addition, I also use Leasey, a third party tool that runs alongside of JAWS to provide even more productivity and VoiceOver just doesn't offer such an option. If you want to invest in an iPad feel free to do so. I think it's a great tablet with very nice touch screen accessibility and adequate accessibility if you want to type a quick email. However, don't throw away that laptop because, if you're even somewhat accustomed to using Windows, I think you will find the iPad to be frustrating and very disappointing.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 5/30/2020 4:38 AM, Victor wrote:
Hi Josh:

I don’t own an iPad Pro, but I plan to get one soon and use it as my laptop replacement. I currently own an iPad mini 2 and I have used an iPad Pro before. In my opinion, there is no reason why the iPad cannot replace the traditional laptop. With the right apps, the iPad can perform all common computer tasks and most heavy duty tasks. Even the most advanced ones.

If you would like to know more, look up a website called the tech juggernaut. On that website, there is information about using the iPad as an alternative to the traditional laptop. Plus, there are many YouTube videos about this.

HTH,

Victor


On May 29, 2020, at 2:38 PM, Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...> wrote:



Hi

These days in 2020, with iPad OS, is it possible to replace your laptop with an iPad and use an iPad as your main computing device? Or is a windows laptop still necessary? With mouse support in the latest iPad OS I would think replacing a laptop with an iPad is becoming easier all the time. So have any of you got rid of desktops and laptops running windows and just use your iPhone or iPad as your main computing device?

 

Josh

 

 

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Re: replace laptop with an iPad?

Victor
 

It definitely helps to have the right keyboard to go with your mobile device. I am blessed to have the focus 40 braille display which allows me to do everything plus read everything in braille. It’s nice to have.

I have read posts from at least a few blind people who use their iPhone or android phone as their primary computing device. They seem to be happy with their mobile device and a Bluetooth keyboard to go with it.

I want spoke with a woman who trains the blind people to use mobile devices and computers. In her opinion, the eye Pad is a more flexible computer than the Mac. It surprised me to hear someone in her position say that. But again, everyone’s personal experience and personal preference is different. The wide range of experiences and preferences surprise me sometimes.
Victor

On May 31, 2020, at 1:06 AM, Lenron <lenron93@gmail.com> wrote:

For me nope. I Do and love doing way to much from my computers. So
many things you can't really do with ease from a mobile operating
system.

On 5/31/20, Victor <victorelawrence@gmail.com> wrote:
The ability to download files to a folder on your device using Safari is a
major improvement that iOS users have been waiting for a long time.
Hopefully iOS 14 will bring other major improvements.

Victor
On May 31, 2020, at 12:45 AM, David Goldfield
<david.goldfield@outlook.com> wrote:


Starting with iOS 13 this is now possible as iOS now allows users to
download files from Safari into a downloads folder on the device. This is
true for some apps but not others. As an example, apps such as Bard
Mobile, Learning Ally or Audible allow for the downloading of content but
that content is not stored as separate files in the downloads folder but
is instead downloaded and used with the app itself. Therefore, with those
particular apps this means that if you delete the app you also delete the
files that you use with that app.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 5/30/2020 11:15 PM, A.Mac via groups.io wrote:
hi, can you download from a third party on a i-pad. i.e a film or a book
from a e-mail group.



On 30/05/2020 09:57, David Goldfield wrote:
I have a different view on this topic. For some sighted users an iPad
may, under certain conditions, be a good replacement for a Windows
laptop, particularly if you use it with a keyboard. You can use Office
as well as the iWork suite, browse the Web, check your email and have a
system that's portable, very fast and extremely secure. However, while
VoiceOver is great using it on a touch screen its performance with a
keyboard is just barely adequate compared to using a Windows screen
reader, particularly JAWS. Its Web navigation capabilities using a
keyboard are very poor, speech sometimes reads incorrectly while
navigating a document I'm trying to edit and there just aren't enough
keyboard commands to provide certain types of information that I can
easily access with JAWS. If an iPad with a keyboard and VoiceOver
offered me the same level of accessibility as I am used to with JAWS or
NVDA I'd definitely consider using an iPad as a secondary computer. As
an example, there are so many options to configure how JAWS works with
Microsoft Word which just are not going to be available with VoiceOver
on an iPad. However, this is just not available at this time. In
addition, I also use Leasey, a third party tool that runs alongside of
JAWS to provide even more productivity and VoiceOver just doesn't offer
such an option. If you want to invest in an iPad feel free to do so. I
think it's a great tablet with very nice touch screen accessibility and
adequate accessibility if you want to type a quick email. However, don't
throw away that laptop because, if you're even somewhat accustomed to
using Windows, I think you will find the iPad to be frustrating and very
disappointing.



David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 5/30/2020 4:38 AM, Victor wrote:
Hi Josh:

I don’t own an iPad Pro, but I plan to get one soon and use it as my
laptop replacement. I currently own an iPad mini 2 and I have used an
iPad Pro before. In my opinion, there is no reason why the iPad cannot
replace the traditional laptop. With the right apps, the iPad can
perform all common computer tasks and most heavy duty tasks. Even the
most advanced ones.

If you would like to know more, look up a website called the tech
juggernaut. On that website, there is information about using the iPad
as an alternative to the traditional laptop. Plus, there are many
YouTube videos about this.

HTH,

Victor


On May 29, 2020, at 2:38 PM, Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@gmail.com>
wrote:


Hi

These days in 2020, with iPad OS, is it possible to replace your
laptop with an iPad and use an iPad as your main computing device? Or
is a windows laptop still necessary? With mouse support in the latest
iPad OS I would think replacing a laptop with an iPad is becoming
easier all the time. So have any of you got rid of desktops and
laptops running windows and just use your iPhone or iPad as your main
computing device?



Josh





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Re: replace laptop with an iPad?

Lenron
 

For me nope. I Do and love doing way to much from my computers. So
many things you can't really do with ease from a mobile operating
system.

On 5/31/20, Victor <victorelawrence@gmail.com> wrote:
The ability to download files to a folder on your device using Safari is a
major improvement that iOS users have been waiting for a long time.
Hopefully iOS 14 will bring other major improvements.

Victor
On May 31, 2020, at 12:45 AM, David Goldfield
<david.goldfield@outlook.com> wrote:


Starting with iOS 13 this is now possible as iOS now allows users to
download files from Safari into a downloads folder on the device. This is
true for some apps but not others. As an example, apps such as Bard
Mobile, Learning Ally or Audible allow for the downloading of content but
that content is not stored as separate files in the downloads folder but
is instead downloaded and used with the app itself. Therefore, with those
particular apps this means that if you delete the app you also delete the
files that you use with that app.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 5/30/2020 11:15 PM, A.Mac via groups.io wrote:
hi, can you download from a third party on a i-pad. i.e a film or a book
from a e-mail group.



On 30/05/2020 09:57, David Goldfield wrote:
I have a different view on this topic. For some sighted users an iPad
may, under certain conditions, be a good replacement for a Windows
laptop, particularly if you use it with a keyboard. You can use Office
as well as the iWork suite, browse the Web, check your email and have a
system that's portable, very fast and extremely secure. However, while
VoiceOver is great using it on a touch screen its performance with a
keyboard is just barely adequate compared to using a Windows screen
reader, particularly JAWS. Its Web navigation capabilities using a
keyboard are very poor, speech sometimes reads incorrectly while
navigating a document I'm trying to edit and there just aren't enough
keyboard commands to provide certain types of information that I can
easily access with JAWS. If an iPad with a keyboard and VoiceOver
offered me the same level of accessibility as I am used to with JAWS or
NVDA I'd definitely consider using an iPad as a secondary computer. As
an example, there are so many options to configure how JAWS works with
Microsoft Word which just are not going to be available with VoiceOver
on an iPad. However, this is just not available at this time. In
addition, I also use Leasey, a third party tool that runs alongside of
JAWS to provide even more productivity and VoiceOver just doesn't offer
such an option. If you want to invest in an iPad feel free to do so. I
think it's a great tablet with very nice touch screen accessibility and
adequate accessibility if you want to type a quick email. However, don't
throw away that laptop because, if you're even somewhat accustomed to
using Windows, I think you will find the iPad to be frustrating and very
disappointing.



David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 5/30/2020 4:38 AM, Victor wrote:
Hi Josh:

I don’t own an iPad Pro, but I plan to get one soon and use it as my
laptop replacement. I currently own an iPad mini 2 and I have used an
iPad Pro before. In my opinion, there is no reason why the iPad cannot
replace the traditional laptop. With the right apps, the iPad can
perform all common computer tasks and most heavy duty tasks. Even the
most advanced ones.

If you would like to know more, look up a website called the tech
juggernaut. On that website, there is information about using the iPad
as an alternative to the traditional laptop. Plus, there are many
YouTube videos about this.

HTH,

Victor


On May 29, 2020, at 2:38 PM, Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@gmail.com>
wrote:


Hi

These days in 2020, with iPad OS, is it possible to replace your
laptop with an iPad and use an iPad as your main computing device? Or
is a windows laptop still necessary? With mouse support in the latest
iPad OS I would think replacing a laptop with an iPad is becoming
easier all the time. So have any of you got rid of desktops and
laptops running windows and just use your iPhone or iPad as your main
computing device?



Josh





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Re: replace laptop with an iPad?

Victor
 

The ability to download files to a folder on your device using Safari is a major improvement that iOS users have been waiting for a long time. Hopefully iOS 14 will bring other major improvements.

Victor


On May 31, 2020, at 12:45 AM, David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:



Starting with iOS 13 this is now possible as iOS now allows users to download files from Safari into a downloads folder on the device. This is true for some apps but not others. As an example, apps such as Bard Mobile, Learning Ally or Audible allow for the downloading of content but that content is not stored as separate files in the downloads folder but is instead downloaded and used with the app itself. Therefore, with those particular apps this means that if you delete the app you also delete the files that you use with that app.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 5/30/2020 11:15 PM, A.Mac via groups.io wrote:

hi, can you download  from a third party on a i-pad. i.e a film or a book from a e-mail group.


On 30/05/2020 09:57, David Goldfield wrote:

I have a different view on this topic. For some sighted users an iPad may, under certain conditions, be a good replacement for a Windows laptop, particularly if you use it with a keyboard. You can use Office as well as the iWork suite, browse the Web, check your email and have a system that's portable, very fast and extremely secure. However, while VoiceOver is great using it on a touch screen its performance with a keyboard is just barely adequate compared to using a Windows screen reader, particularly JAWS. Its Web navigation capabilities using a keyboard are very poor, speech sometimes reads incorrectly while navigating a document I'm trying to edit and there just aren't enough keyboard commands to provide certain types of information that I can easily access with JAWS. If an iPad with a keyboard and VoiceOver offered me the same level of accessibility as I am used to with JAWS or NVDA I'd definitely consider using an iPad as a secondary computer. As an example, there are so many options to configure how JAWS works with Microsoft Word which just are not going to be available with VoiceOver on an iPad. However, this is just not available at this time. In addition, I also use Leasey, a third party tool that runs alongside of JAWS to provide even more productivity and VoiceOver just doesn't offer such an option. If you want to invest in an iPad feel free to do so. I think it's a great tablet with very nice touch screen accessibility and adequate accessibility if you want to type a quick email. However, don't throw away that laptop because, if you're even somewhat accustomed to using Windows, I think you will find the iPad to be frustrating and very disappointing.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 5/30/2020 4:38 AM, Victor wrote:
Hi Josh:

I don’t own an iPad Pro, but I plan to get one soon and use it as my laptop replacement. I currently own an iPad mini 2 and I have used an iPad Pro before. In my opinion, there is no reason why the iPad cannot replace the traditional laptop. With the right apps, the iPad can perform all common computer tasks and most heavy duty tasks. Even the most advanced ones.

If you would like to know more, look up a website called the tech juggernaut. On that website, there is information about using the iPad as an alternative to the traditional laptop. Plus, there are many YouTube videos about this.

HTH,

Victor


On May 29, 2020, at 2:38 PM, Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...> wrote:



Hi

These days in 2020, with iPad OS, is it possible to replace your laptop with an iPad and use an iPad as your main computing device? Or is a windows laptop still necessary? With mouse support in the latest iPad OS I would think replacing a laptop with an iPad is becoming easier all the time. So have any of you got rid of desktops and laptops running windows and just use your iPhone or iPad as your main computing device?

 

Josh

 

 

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Re: replace laptop with an iPad?

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Starting with iOS 13 this is now possible as iOS now allows users to download files from Safari into a downloads folder on the device. This is true for some apps but not others. As an example, apps such as Bard Mobile, Learning Ally or Audible allow for the downloading of content but that content is not stored as separate files in the downloads folder but is instead downloaded and used with the app itself. Therefore, with those particular apps this means that if you delete the app you also delete the files that you use with that app.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 5/30/2020 11:15 PM, A.Mac via groups.io wrote:

hi, can you download  from a third party on a i-pad. i.e a film or a book from a e-mail group.


On 30/05/2020 09:57, David Goldfield wrote:

I have a different view on this topic. For some sighted users an iPad may, under certain conditions, be a good replacement for a Windows laptop, particularly if you use it with a keyboard. You can use Office as well as the iWork suite, browse the Web, check your email and have a system that's portable, very fast and extremely secure. However, while VoiceOver is great using it on a touch screen its performance with a keyboard is just barely adequate compared to using a Windows screen reader, particularly JAWS. Its Web navigation capabilities using a keyboard are very poor, speech sometimes reads incorrectly while navigating a document I'm trying to edit and there just aren't enough keyboard commands to provide certain types of information that I can easily access with JAWS. If an iPad with a keyboard and VoiceOver offered me the same level of accessibility as I am used to with JAWS or NVDA I'd definitely consider using an iPad as a secondary computer. As an example, there are so many options to configure how JAWS works with Microsoft Word which just are not going to be available with VoiceOver on an iPad. However, this is just not available at this time. In addition, I also use Leasey, a third party tool that runs alongside of JAWS to provide even more productivity and VoiceOver just doesn't offer such an option. If you want to invest in an iPad feel free to do so. I think it's a great tablet with very nice touch screen accessibility and adequate accessibility if you want to type a quick email. However, don't throw away that laptop because, if you're even somewhat accustomed to using Windows, I think you will find the iPad to be frustrating and very disappointing.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 5/30/2020 4:38 AM, Victor wrote:
Hi Josh:

I don’t own an iPad Pro, but I plan to get one soon and use it as my laptop replacement. I currently own an iPad mini 2 and I have used an iPad Pro before. In my opinion, there is no reason why the iPad cannot replace the traditional laptop. With the right apps, the iPad can perform all common computer tasks and most heavy duty tasks. Even the most advanced ones.

If you would like to know more, look up a website called the tech juggernaut. On that website, there is information about using the iPad as an alternative to the traditional laptop. Plus, there are many YouTube videos about this.

HTH,

Victor


On May 29, 2020, at 2:38 PM, Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...> wrote:



Hi

These days in 2020, with iPad OS, is it possible to replace your laptop with an iPad and use an iPad as your main computing device? Or is a windows laptop still necessary? With mouse support in the latest iPad OS I would think replacing a laptop with an iPad is becoming easier all the time. So have any of you got rid of desktops and laptops running windows and just use your iPhone or iPad as your main computing device?

 

Josh

 

 

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Re: accessible washers and dryers

Sharon S
 

Hi, so true. We replaced our old washer when it stopped working thinking it
had done its dash. One day dad was out in the shed and decided to pull the
old washer apart to have a look. It turns out the only issue with it was it
had some doggie plastic bags clogging it up. Once they were removed the
machine worked fine. So, when my brother moved into his own house nine years
ago, he took the washer with him. As far as I know it is still working fine
for him.

We used to feed my cat on top of the washer to keep the dogs away from the
food. This meant whenever you needed to open the washer you had to move the
tray of cat things and half the time the cat decided this was the right time
to ask for food. In the end she learnt that if we put a washing basket on
the floor in front of the machine we needed to get her off so she would jump
down as soon as we put the basket on the floor. When we replaced the
machine, we got a front loader however the cat never learnt the difference
and still jumped off whenever we put the basket down even though she didn't
need to.

Bye for now.
Canberra, Australia.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris
judge
Sent: Thursday, 28 May 2020 7:38 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

The older ones sure last longer if you can keep them working. Modern
appliances are built to last 5 or 6 years. It's pathetic.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn
Arnold
Sent: May 27, 2020 6:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

Oh man, mine needs mufflers. It is a loud mouth, but I've gotten my money's
worth out of the thing these 13 years.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Terry Olandese
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

I had a worlpool top loder that broke down after 5 and 1 half years. Was
always very loud in the spin cycle.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

WorlPool is supposed to be a good brand. Not sure what brand ours is...

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: May 27, 2020 3:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

It probably depends on the frontloader. You probably have a more expensive
one than they were willing to pay for here.
Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:45 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

That is not true! My world pool front loder has a button to stop the machine
and you can drop something in to the machine and turn it back on. So it is
not true you cant add things to the machine when it starts if you have
afront loader. Please make sure to get your facts straight.
Front loaders
do not use as much water and they do not have an agitator that your loads
can get stuck on. SO when shopping, ask if the front loader has a stop
button to add items after the machine starts; most do unless you are getting
the very low end machine!
cheers Heather
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From: "Jan Howells" <janhowells54@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:02 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers


If you forget to put something in a front loader washer,
you cannot
add it. My roommate did that one time without thinking,
and there was
quite a flood. Of course the water just came right out
when she
opened
the door.
With a top loader, you can open the lid and put it in
before it fills
up all the way. I like "more better for that reason.
Some of my aids
put the front loader back on thinking that it is the
dryer. So the
clothes go through the cycle again with just water. Then
they think
that the dryer is broken when the clothes are still wet.
I then make
them pay for the dryer on top so that they will learn to
use their
head for more than a hatrack. One of them put a drum very
mine on the
heater. I could not understand why I kept hearing
snapping sounds een
the heater was stopping during cycles. It took me a week
to find what
the sound was. A maintenance man came in to do something
for me, and
he told that my drum was on the heater. The tuning
strings were
expanding when the heat would switch on, and then they
would snap back
when the heat would turn off. I was not happy with the
aid. I knew
who did it based on who was here and when I began hearing
the snapping
sound coming from the heater. Thank the Lord that the
drum was ok and
not damaged. That was a miracle. No instrument or
electronic device
should ever be near weather or heat and air conditioner.
Never near a
window.

Jan






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Re: accessible washers and dryers

Sharon S
 

Hi, the washer we have isn't that accessable. It has buttons you press certain number of times for different things. However, it has a favourite setting. So my mum set it up so when I need to do a load and noone else is around I just need to put everything in, turn it on and then press the favourite button and then start it. I'm not sure if you can set more then one favourite but one does for me.

Bye for now.
From Shaz.
Canberra, Australia.

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