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Re: Looking for an easy to use accessible .html to .txt batch converter

Smiling?
 

HTMLAsText: Convert HTML to text (Freeware):

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/htmlastext.html

 

Direct Link titled Download HTMLAsText (HTML to Text Convertor)   which is located at the bottom of the page:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/htmlastext.zip

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 8:41
To: tech talk for the blind <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Looking for an easy to use accessible .html to .txt batch converter

 

Subject line says it all.

 

Looking for an easy to use accessible .html to .txt batch file converter

 

Jaws and windows 10

 


Re: Query about Recording with Mixers

Debbie April Yuille
 

Thanks.

 

Debbie

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of goshawk on horseback
Sent: Tuesday, 16 June 2020 4:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Query about Recording with Mixers
Importance: High

 

for a start, if you are using the same computer to do both the recording, and the demo of what ever, you should seriously think about using 2 soundcards, as this will make life a lot easier.

you can then connect a mic to one of the mic channels on your mixer, and the output from which ever soundcard you are going to use for the demo of what ever to one of your stereo line-in channels on your mixer.

you then connect your main or tape outs on your mixer to the line-in on the other soundcard, which you will be using to do the recording. then, once you have set all of your levels up, (if you are using a mic, using headphones rather than speakers would probably work better for this), you should be about ready to go.

I hope this makes sense, please do ask if you have any further questions.

 

Simon

 

 

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

Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:09 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Query about Recording with Mixers

 

Hi All

 

I’ve heard on various podcasts, people using Mixers to Record themselves and their computer’s audio such as their screen reader or music. How exactly is this done?

 

Thanks

Debbie


Re: Query about Recording with Mixers

goshawk on horseback
 

for a start, if you are using the same computer to do both the recording, and the demo of what ever, you should seriously think about using 2 soundcards, as this will make life a lot easier.
you can then connect a mic to one of the mic channels on your mixer, and the output from which ever soundcard you are going to use for the demo of what ever to one of your stereo line-in channels on your mixer.
you then connect your main or tape outs on your mixer to the line-in on the other soundcard, which you will be using to do the recording. then, once you have set all of your levels up, (if you are using a mic, using headphones rather than speakers would probably work better for this), you should be about ready to go.
I hope this makes sense, please do ask if you have any further questions.
 
Simon
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:09 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Query about Recording with Mixers

Hi All

 

I’ve heard on various podcasts, people using Mixers to Record themselves and their computer’s audio such as their screen reader or music. How exactly is this done?

 

Thanks

Debbie


Re: having sound issues

heather albright
 

Well, creative got back to me today and I have two people working on this. I think they are going to use narrator and jaws in 40 mode to see if it can read the controls and how it sounds. I do not know exactly. But at least they got back to me! Will Keep everyone updated.
cheers Heather

----- Original Message -----
From: "enes sarıbaş" <enes.saribas@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 4:03 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues


I don't know honestly. I personally am looking at the Zen dac, which is like 20 cheaper than the creative, but I think audiophile or music orientated audio dacs are the best, as they don't have the sound effects and such gamer cards have.

On 6/15/2020 12:44 PM, heather albright wrote:
Woe, I just so this e-mail, which brands are recommended? thanks, Heather
----- Original Message ----- From: "enes sarıbaş" <enes.saribas@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues


I would avoid the creative ones. There are reports online that the driver software has bugs under 10, and that the direct mode, whith enhancements disabled, isn't as neutral as it should be. Moreover, the enhancements would mess with NVDA or JAWS, and be annoying.

On 6/12/2020 7:27 PM, heather albright wrote:
I am trying to find one that supports Dolby digital sound for my audio files. I heard the Creative Sound Blaster was a good brand. Has anyone used this type of sound card? Also do you have to use proprietary software or will windows10 detect the sound card. I keep reading about them off amazon and first they say you can plug and goe and than they said you have to to use Creative Sound Blaster controls to do ajustments to the sound card. That is fine but will the drivers be accessible to jaws or NVDA? Thanks Heather -----
Original Message ----- From: "enes sarıbaş" <enes.saribas@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 5:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues


But isn't there a midrange, to high grade price range? I read around 100-200 dollars average for a good one.

On 6/12/2020 8:45 AM, Smiling? wrote:
Honestly, as much as you the user would like to pay. Very similar to most anything else within this world of ours and I am very certain that this specifically was not the answer you were seeking, but it's definitely the truth.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of enes saribas
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 3:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues

Hi,

How much does a very good USB soundcard cost? I bought a pair of high res audiophile grade headphones, and the reviews say you definately need an external DAC/soundcard to drive them to get all the quality.

On 6/4/2020 3:15 PM, chris judge wrote:
It seems to be an issue common with dell. I have an XPS 8930, and although I love the machine for the most part, I've had many issues with the sound. I finally ordered a good USB sound card and M going to forgo the onboard sound card.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: June 4, 2020 4:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues

The further glories of Windows 10.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: wendy Sheld-Walker
Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2020 2:33 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues

This has happened to my partner after every major Windows update. She has a Dell Lattitude and is using JAWS. Dell had her disable the Real Tech audio drivers so the computer would use the computer speakers.
This does fix the issue but like I said, every major update re-installs the Real Tech drivers again and this process starts all over again. Hope this helps.

Wendy Walker


On 6/4/20, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:
Hello, after the windows update, my sound is crappy, it gets really
loud and than goes really low. It saids my drivers are up to date .
So how do I fix this issue, it is quite annoying I am using jaws or
NVDA they both have the same issue, loud and low. Thanks Heather


















Query about Recording with Mixers

Debbie April Yuille
 

Hi All

 

I’ve heard on various podcasts, people using Mixers to Record themselves and their computer’s audio such as their screen reader or music. How exactly is this done?

 

Thanks

Debbie


Edge/Jaws settings questions

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
When I type a message or any info into one of those contact forms that lots of
websites use and I go back up to read the message or whatever info I want to
read Jaws doesn't read it. This also happens when I send someone a message on
Facebook. Also when I erase a letter in such a situation Jaws doesn't tell me
what I erased it just says blank. Now, are these things that can be changed? If
so, where do I go and how do I change these settings? I'd really like to be able
to read the message and info that I put in the forms before sending and also the
Facebook messages before sending and also know what I'm erasing. I'm running the
latest Edge, Jaws 18 and Windows 10. Thanks for any help that anyone can provide
me!!!!!!
Madison


Re: Wireless head phones that are not Bluetooth

Mike B
 

They are over the head and your ears are fully enveloped by the ear pieces.  Very comfortable.  The volume controls are on the right ear piece.  The button layout is below.
Headset:
When looking at the right side / right ear piece, where all the buttons are, they are laid out this way
Top left, Bass Boost, Top right Surround Sound.
Bottom left, volume down, Bottom right, volume up.
The little button on the back of the ear piece is the power button.  Power turns off after 3 minutes of no audible signal.  Press the power button for
3 seconds to turn the headset back on.
 
Transmitter / Charging Stand:
On the front of the stand there are 2 buttons.  The top button is surround sound, it's off by default, but press it 1 time for low, press it 2 times for
high, & press it again for off.
The bottom button is for bass boost.  It's off by default, & it toggles between on / off
On the back of the transmitter / stand is the Audio Input selector switch, in the up position it's, digital, in the down position it's, analogue, & I need
for it to be on the analogue option
position for my headset to work.
 

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 -----
From: Marie
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Wireless head phones that are not Bluetooth

Mike,
Are these over the head , and if so, are the earpieces the ones which surround the ear or do they sit on the front of the ear?
 
Marie
 
From: Mike B
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Wireless head phones that are not Bluetooth
 
Hi Loy,
 
I use the Sennheiser wireless headset and they work great!  Search Amazon for, Sennheiser RS 175 , for results.  Where I bought mine is below.
 
 
Sennheiser RS 175 Digital Wireless Headphone System
 
800-606-6969
 
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 -----
From: Loy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 12:53 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Wireless head phones that are not Bluetooth
 
Is there such a thing as wireless headphones that are not bluetooth? I would like them to use with computer to hear screen reader, but I don't like the lag that my Bluetooth ear piece has.


Re: Wireless head phones that are not Bluetooth

Marie
 

Mike,
Are these over the head , and if so, are the earpieces the ones which surround the ear or do they sit on the front of the ear?
 
Marie
 

From: Mike B
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 2:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Wireless head phones that are not Bluetooth
 
Hi Loy,
 
I use the Sennheiser wireless headset and they work great!  Search Amazon for, Sennheiser RS 175 , for results.  Where I bought mine is below.
 
 
Sennheiser RS 175 Digital Wireless Headphone System
 
800-606-6969
 
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 -----
From: Loy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 12:53 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Wireless head phones that are not Bluetooth
 
Is there such a thing as wireless headphones that are not bluetooth? I would like them to use with computer to hear screen reader, but I don't like the lag that my Bluetooth ear piece has.


Re: Wireless head phones that are not Bluetooth

Gene
 

But what kind of wireless? Are there still headphones that use radio signals? And it might be a good idea to use a portable radio and an FM transmitter so you can listen using whatever you want, a portable radio, a stereo that is in range, headphones connected to a radio, etc.

Gene

----- Original Message -----
-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 3:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Wireless head phones that are not Bluetooth


I see there are those that are wireless but no bluetooth. Amazon sucks because they keep giving you the ones that have bluetooth. I would suggest to call amazon accessibility and they can search for you. I tried to search on my own but, it kept giving me ones that use bluetooth in the mix! I made sure to tell the search not to look for bluetooth. Just tell the amazon rep what you want wireless on ear, over ear, budds etc. Good luck!

----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 2:53 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Wireless head phones that are not Bluetooth

Is there such a thing as wireless headphones that are not bluetooth? I would like them to use with computer to hear screen reader, but I don't like the lag that my Bluetooth ear piece has.


Re: BARD MOBILE ON THE IPHONE

Marie
 

The max devices is 5 and when you sign in to a phone or tablet it is added to that list. So it is important that you tell them to remove any such devices if you sell them or stop using them for the Bard books.
Just go to the web site and send an email to the contact given and tell them you want to remove a device. Once you do that, you can play the books on your current device.
However, it should be noted that you can log in on the new device even if you are over the limit. It will even let you download the books, but when you try to play them, you get an alert that you are not authorized to play this book.
As to why he can log in on the Android and not the Iphone is still a mystery since many, many Iphone users can log in with no difficulty whatsoever. So it is not a feature flaw with the IPhone.
Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: Donna
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 10:21 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BARD MOBILE ON THE IPHONE

How many devices does he have or has had the Bard app installed on? I can't recall if the installation of the app is a max of 3 or 5 devices. He may need to delete some devices that he previously installed the Bard app on. This can be accomplished on the NLS website, account settings & Help near the bottom of the page. This what I was instructed to do when I was having sign-in problems when trying to log-in with a new device.

Donna


Hi All:

My buddy, a fellow Androidean, schleps around an iPhone7. A few days back,
he installed Bard Mobile for iOS 'cause he wanted to CHECK OUT its access to
.brf books/files.

The installation went well; when it was time to login, no matter what was
done, the login process was constantly aborted. Somehow, Bard Mobile for
iOS just won't accept the typed-in password entered at the login prompt
again and again, up to five tries before giving up! The same password was
entered in on an Android toy and voilá, the login was successful.

So, anyone knows what my buddy and I should have done differently?

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado



Re: having sound issues

heather albright
 

Well, I got on their site and was going to send them a message but, it said not to use this form to ask product support questions. their in the UK do have a number, guess they do not want you to ask support questions about their products. There is no e-mail to send them a message. It looked good after watching the youtube videos but, I am turned off about not being able to ask them a support question. So those in the UK, might be able to give them a call! https://ifi-audio.com/about-ifi/
cheers Heather

----- Original Message -----
From: "enes sarıbaş" <enes.saribas@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 4:03 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues


I don't know honestly. I personally am looking at the Zen dac, which is like 20 cheaper than the creative, but I think audiophile or music orientated audio dacs are the best, as they don't have the sound effects and such gamer cards have.

On 6/15/2020 12:44 PM, heather albright wrote:
Woe, I just so this e-mail, which brands are recommended? thanks, Heather
----- Original Message ----- From: "enes sarıbaş" <enes.saribas@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues


I would avoid the creative ones. There are reports online that the driver software has bugs under 10, and that the direct mode, whith enhancements disabled, isn't as neutral as it should be. Moreover, the enhancements would mess with NVDA or JAWS, and be annoying.

On 6/12/2020 7:27 PM, heather albright wrote:
I am trying to find one that supports Dolby digital sound for my audio files. I heard the Creative Sound Blaster was a good brand. Has anyone used this type of sound card? Also do you have to use proprietary software or will windows10 detect the sound card. I keep reading about them off amazon and first they say you can plug and goe and than they said you have to to use Creative Sound Blaster controls to do ajustments to the sound card. That is fine but will the drivers be accessible to jaws or NVDA? Thanks Heather -----
Original Message ----- From: "enes sarıbaş" <enes.saribas@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 5:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues


But isn't there a midrange, to high grade price range? I read around 100-200 dollars average for a good one.

On 6/12/2020 8:45 AM, Smiling? wrote:
Honestly, as much as you the user would like to pay. Very similar to most anything else within this world of ours and I am very certain that this specifically was not the answer you were seeking, but it's definitely the truth.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of enes saribas
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 3:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues

Hi,

How much does a very good USB soundcard cost? I bought a pair of high res audiophile grade headphones, and the reviews say you definately need an external DAC/soundcard to drive them to get all the quality.

On 6/4/2020 3:15 PM, chris judge wrote:
It seems to be an issue common with dell. I have an XPS 8930, and although I love the machine for the most part, I've had many issues with the sound. I finally ordered a good USB sound card and M going to forgo the onboard sound card.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: June 4, 2020 4:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues

The further glories of Windows 10.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: wendy Sheld-Walker
Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2020 2:33 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues

This has happened to my partner after every major Windows update. She has a Dell Lattitude and is using JAWS. Dell had her disable the Real Tech audio drivers so the computer would use the computer speakers.
This does fix the issue but like I said, every major update re-installs the Real Tech drivers again and this process starts all over again. Hope this helps.

Wendy Walker


On 6/4/20, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:
Hello, after the windows update, my sound is crappy, it gets really
loud and than goes really low. It saids my drivers are up to date .
So how do I fix this issue, it is quite annoying I am using jaws or
NVDA they both have the same issue, loud and low. Thanks Heather


















Re: Wireless head phones that are not Bluetooth

Mike B
 

Hi Loy,
 
I use the Sennheiser wireless headset and they work great!  Search Amazon for, Sennheiser RS 175 , for results.  Where I bought mine is below.
 
 
Sennheiser RS 175 Digital Wireless Headphone System
 
800-606-6969
 
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 -----
From: Loy
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 12:53 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Wireless head phones that are not Bluetooth

Is there such a thing as wireless headphones that are not bluetooth? I would like them to use with computer to hear screen reader, but I don't like the lag that my Bluetooth ear piece has.


Re: having sound issues

enes sarıbaş
 

I don't know honestly. I personally am looking at the Zen dac, which is like 20 cheaper than the creative, but I think audiophile or music orientated  audio dacs are the best, as they don't have the sound effects and such gamer cards have.

On 6/15/2020 12:44 PM, heather albright wrote:
Woe, I just so this e-mail, which brands are recommended? thanks, Heather
----- Original Message ----- From: "enes sarıbaş" <enes.saribas@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues


I would avoid the creative ones. There are reports online that the driver software has bugs under 10, and that the direct mode, whith enhancements disabled, isn't as neutral as it should be. Moreover, the enhancements would mess with NVDA or JAWS, and be annoying.

On 6/12/2020 7:27 PM, heather albright wrote:
I am trying to find one that supports Dolby digital sound for my audio files. I heard the Creative Sound Blaster was a good brand. Has anyone used this type of sound card? Also do you have to use proprietary software or will windows10 detect the sound card. I keep reading about them off amazon and first they say you can plug and goe and than they said you have to to use Creative Sound Blaster controls to do ajustments to the sound card. That is fine but will the drivers be accessible to jaws or NVDA? Thanks Heather -----
Original Message ----- From: "enes sarıbaş" <enes.saribas@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 5:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues


But isn't there a midrange, to high grade price range? I read around 100-200 dollars average for a good one.

On 6/12/2020 8:45 AM, Smiling? wrote:
Honestly, as much as you the user would like to pay. Very similar to most anything else within this world of ours and I am very certain that this specifically was not the answer you were seeking, but it's definitely the truth.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of enes saribas
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 3:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues

Hi,

How much does a very good USB soundcard cost? I bought a pair of high res audiophile grade headphones, and the reviews say you definately need an external DAC/soundcard to drive them to get all the quality.

On 6/4/2020 3:15 PM, chris judge wrote:
It seems to be an issue common with dell. I have an XPS 8930, and although I love the machine for the most part, I've had many issues with the sound. I finally ordered a good USB sound card and M going to forgo the onboard sound card.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: June 4, 2020 4:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues

The further glories of Windows 10.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: wendy Sheld-Walker
Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2020 2:33 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues

This has happened to my partner after every major Windows update. She has a Dell Lattitude and is using JAWS. Dell had her disable the Real Tech audio drivers so the computer would use the computer speakers.
This does fix the issue but like I said, every major update re-installs the Real Tech drivers again and this process starts all over again. Hope this helps.

Wendy Walker


On 6/4/20, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:
Hello, after the windows update, my sound is crappy, it gets really
loud and than goes really low. It saids my drivers are up to date .
So how do I fix this issue, it is quite annoying I am using jaws or
NVDA they both have the same issue, loud and low. Thanks Heather


















Re: Wireless head phones that are not Bluetooth

heather albright
 

I see there are those that are wireless but no bluetooth. Amazon sucks because they keep giving you the ones that have bluetooth. I would suggest to call amazon accessibility and they can search for you. I tried to search on my own but, it kept giving me ones that use bluetooth in the mix! I made sure to tell the search not to look for bluetooth. Just tell the amazon rep what you want wireless on ear, over ear, budds etc. Good luck!

----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 2:53 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Wireless head phones that are not Bluetooth

Is there such a thing as wireless headphones that are not bluetooth? I would like them to use with computer to hear screen reader, but I don't like the lag that my Bluetooth ear piece has.


Wireless head phones that are not Bluetooth

Loy
 

Is there such a thing as wireless headphones that are not bluetooth? I would like them to use with computer to hear screen reader, but I don't like the lag that my Bluetooth ear piece has.


Re: having sound issues

heather albright
 

Woe, I just so this e-mail, which brands are recommended? thanks, Heather

----- Original Message -----
From: "enes sarıbaş" <enes.saribas@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues


I would avoid the creative ones. There are reports online that the driver software has bugs under 10, and that the direct mode, whith enhancements disabled, isn't as neutral as it should be. Moreover, the enhancements would mess with NVDA or JAWS, and be annoying.

On 6/12/2020 7:27 PM, heather albright wrote:
I am trying to find one that supports Dolby digital sound for my audio files. I heard the Creative Sound Blaster was a good brand. Has anyone used this type of sound card? Also do you have to use proprietary software or will windows10 detect the sound card. I keep reading about them off amazon and first they say you can plug and goe and than they said you have to to use Creative Sound Blaster controls to do ajustments to the sound card. That is fine but will the drivers be accessible to jaws or NVDA? Thanks Heather ----- Original Message ----- From: "enes sarıbaş" <enes.saribas@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 5:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues


But isn't there a midrange, to high grade price range? I read around 100-200 dollars average for a good one.

On 6/12/2020 8:45 AM, Smiling? wrote:
Honestly, as much as you the user would like to pay. Very similar to most anything else within this world of ours and I am very certain that this specifically was not the answer you were seeking, but it's definitely the truth.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of enes saribas
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 3:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues

Hi,

How much does a very good USB soundcard cost? I bought a pair of high res audiophile grade headphones, and the reviews say you definately need an external DAC/soundcard to drive them to get all the quality.

On 6/4/2020 3:15 PM, chris judge wrote:
It seems to be an issue common with dell. I have an XPS 8930, and although I love the machine for the most part, I've had many issues with the sound. I finally ordered a good USB sound card and M going to forgo the onboard sound card.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: June 4, 2020 4:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues

The further glories of Windows 10.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: wendy Sheld-Walker
Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2020 2:33 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues

This has happened to my partner after every major Windows update. She has a Dell Lattitude and is using JAWS. Dell had her disable the Real Tech audio drivers so the computer would use the computer speakers.
This does fix the issue but like I said, every major update re-installs the Real Tech drivers again and this process starts all over again. Hope this helps.

Wendy Walker


On 6/4/20, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:
Hello, after the windows update, my sound is crappy, it gets really
loud and than goes really low. It saids my drivers are up to date .
So how do I fix this issue, it is quite annoying I am using jaws or
NVDA they both have the same issue, loud and low. Thanks Heather
















Re: having sound issues

heather albright
 

I have been looking at the sound Creative BlasterX G6. I wanted to know if anyone knows if the control pannel will work with jaws? It seems you have to use it in order to make changes to the sound card; this goes for all the sound blasters! thanks Heather

----- Original Message -----
From: "enes sarıbaş" <enes.saribas@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 6:33 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues


Gene,

Note that there are few if any cards below 100 dollars that are good, or which don't majorly comprimise on something. I think the 100-200 dollars is the spot that balances price and performance.

On 6/14/2020 11:05 PM, Gene wrote:
I don't know what your needs are. I doubt anyone but an audiophile, and then an audiophile with very good equipment, would tell any meaningful difference after something like a fifty dollar or 75 dollar sound card.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues

Gene, the 200 dollars is apparently the midrange for a DAC.

There isn't anything even worth consideration under 75.

I did my research, and it looks like the zen dac by ifi is good to meet
my needs.


On 6/13/2020 6:11 AM, Gene wrote:
The question is, at what point do you get no meaningful benefit for additional money spent? But I doubt you need to spend more than something like fifty dollars. I'm not saying you won't get better quality with more money, but will people hear it? AnI think that, beyond a certain point of spending, the headphones or speakers are much more important than the sound card.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Smiling?
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 8:45 AM
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Honestly, as much as you the user would like to pay. Very similar to most anything else within this world of ours and I am very certain that this specifically was not the answer you were seeking, but it's definitely the truth.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of enes saribas
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 3:32
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues

Hi,

How much does a very good USB soundcard cost? I bought a pair of high res audiophile grade headphones, and the reviews say you definately need an external DAC/soundcard to drive them to get all the quality.

On 6/4/2020 3:15 PM, chris judge wrote:
It seems to be an issue common with dell. I have an XPS 8930, and although I love the machine for the most part, I've had many issues with the sound. I finally ordered a good USB sound card and M going to forgo the onboard sound card.


-----Original Message-----
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Gene
Sent: June 4, 2020 4:46 PM
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues

The further glories of Windows 10.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: wendy Sheld-Walker
Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2020 2:33 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues

This has happened to my partner after every major Windows update. She has a Dell Lattitude and is using JAWS. Dell had her disable the Real Tech audio drivers so the computer would use the computer speakers.
This does fix the issue but like I said, every major update re-installs the Real Tech drivers again and this process starts all over again. Hope this helps.

Wendy Walker


On 6/4/20, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:
Hello, after the windows update, my sound is crappy, it gets really
loud and than goes really low. It saids my drivers are up to date .
So how do I fix this issue, it is quite annoying I am using jaws or
NVDA they both have the same issue, loud and low. Thanks Heather























Re: BARD MOBILE ON THE IPHONE

Donna
 

How many devices does he have or has had the Bard app installed on? I can't recall if the installation of the app is a max of 3 or 5 devices. He may need to delete some devices that he previously installed the Bard app on. This can be accomplished on the NLS website, account settings & Help near the bottom of the page. This what I was instructed to do when I was having sign-in problems when trying to log-in with a new device.

Donna

Hi All:

My buddy, a fellow Androidean, schleps around an iPhone7. A few days back,
he installed Bard Mobile for iOS 'cause he wanted to CHECK OUT its access to
.brf books/files.

The installation went well; when it was time to login, no matter what was
done, the login process was constantly aborted. Somehow, Bard Mobile for
iOS just won't accept the typed-in password entered at the login prompt
again and again, up to five tries before giving up! The same password was
entered in on an Android toy and voilá, the login was successful.

So, anyone knows what my buddy and I should have done differently?

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado



Re: audio ducking

Mike B
 


Hi Aisha,
 
If you're running Jaws:
Try the following:
1. Open the Settings Center with the keystroke, Insert / Jaws key + 6, on the number row, and press, Control, Shift + D, to open the Settings Center default
all applications.
2. Down arrow to, User, and right arrow to open.
3. Down arrow to, Lower audio volume of programs when Jaws speaks, and press the spacebar to uncheck this box.
4. Tab to, Okay, and press enter to save and close.
This feature can also be tobbled on & off by using a Layered Keystroke.  Press, Insert / Jaws Key + Spacebar, lut up and press the letter, D, to toggle
Audio Ducking on / off.

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 -----
From: aisha
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 1:33 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] audio ducking

how do I turn off audio ducking then?


I guess that's where I will try next




Re: Firefox and nlsbard..?

Gene
 

While I gave a lower version of Firefox as an option, its not good to use old browsers for general browsing. It would be much better, from a security standpoint, and compatibility with more sites, to try Chrome or a Chrome-based browser.

Another and perhaps better alternative might be to try NVDA. Its free and it will meet the needs of a lot of users. You can use the current Firefox if you want and as time goes by, you won't have to keep paying to upgrade JAWS.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Wohlgamuth
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 9:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Firefox and nlsbard..?



Thanks! Since I really cannot afford to upgrade Jaws at this time I will try the other browsers that you suggested. Again thanks.


mailto:wohlggie@...<KF8LT><Jim Wohlgamuth>.


On 15-Jun-20 00:07, Gene wrote:
It means your version of JAWS is too old to be supported by your newer version of Firefox. You will either have to use an old version of Firefox, 52.X or lower, get a newer version of JAWS, or used something else like Chrome.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Jim Wohlgamuth
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:41 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Firefox and nlsbard..?



Hi There FOLKS!
I seem to encounter a problem between Jaws and Firefox. When I bring Firefox up I get some sort of message saying there is some sort of incompatibility between my screen reading software and Firefox. I believe it says the problem is that tabs cannot be shown. First of all, does anyone have any idea as to just what this message actually means? If so, can you tell me how to resolve it if it can be resolved? Hopefully I have given enough info..? If not, just say so and I will try to give more. Much Thanks!
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mailto:wohlggie@...<KF8LT><Jim Wohlgamuth>.