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Re: Is BARD using Synthetic Speech to read books?

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Yes, Gene, I know. I forgot to check the CC field. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa! Nobody's perfect, only God. <smiling>

Ann P.

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Re: OE Classic and JAWS

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

I use Windows live mail with Windows 10 on three systems and it works fine with all three. I use Jaws primarily but can also use NVDA.
Thunderbird is a pretty good email client but has some very annoying issues in my opinion. If you wish to exit the message you are reading without deleting it, you have to close it before you go to the next message, whereas with WLM you simply press Jaws + right arrow to move to the next message.
When you read all the unread messages in a folder and there is one read which you want left there, TB goes into that message and you often have to press the esc key before you can go back to the tree view.
These two issues have continued through several updates with no change.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] OE Classic and JAWS

It doesn't matter if Windows Live Mail isn't supported. It still works very
well in Windows 7. I've seen a comment that it doesn't in Windows 10 but
that appears to be not true. I know one person who uses Windows Live Mail
in Windows 10 and I saw another comment on a list that the commentrr uses it
and that it works well.

I find Thunderbird slower to open messages than Windows Live Mail, which is
one reason I continue to use it in Windows 7. The sluggishness of
Thunderbird is something I wouldn't generalize about. I've seen different
reports from different people using different systems. So the only way to
know may be for the interested person to try it on his or her system.

I hope you consider trying Windows Live Mail.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Abbie Taylor
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 5:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] OE Classic and JAWS

Thanks to all who answered my question. I've tried Thunderbird with both
JAWS and NVDA and found it sluggish when typing and navigating. It's my
understanding that Windows Live Mail isn't even supported anymore. I tried
Windows 10 Mail a year or so ago when I was using NVDA but found parts of it
inaccessible. Someone told me it works better with JAWS. So, I may try it
again, but for now, I'll just use the gmail site. I appreciate everyone's
input.
--



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http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@gmail.com



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Re: Is BARD using Synthetic Speech to read books?

Gene
 

You didn't send privately. If it is of concern, to avoid embarrassment, it would be a good idea to check the address every time you send a private message. Lists aren't consistent in how they work with such commands.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2020 6:53 AM
To: feyk7@comcast.net
Cc: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is BARD using Synthetic Speech to read books?

Hi Holly,

Sending privately. The Marybeth Wise books, at least the later ones
are a bug in the NLS software. They are aware of it and are attempting
a fix. this subject has been discussed exhaustively on the BARDTalk
list. Yes, she is a real person, but she hasn't read anything beyond
the 60,000 BARD numbers.

Ann P.

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EMAIL: akp@sero.email
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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: Is BARD using Synthetic Speech to read books?

Ann Parsons
 

Hi Holly,

Sending privately. The Marybeth Wise books, at least the later ones are a bug in the NLS software. They are aware of it and are attempting a fix. this subject has been discussed exhaustively on the BARDTalk list. Yes, she is a real person, but she hasn't read anything beyond the 60,000 BARD numbers.

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."


Accessible Way of Formatting a 512GB SD Card For Use in the BN Touch Plus

Debbie April Yuille
 

Hi All

 

I’ve purchased a 512GB SD card which I need to format to fat32 so I can use it in the BrailleNote Touch Plus. Windows itself has no way to format a card over 64GB to fat32 that I know of.

Does anyone have any accessible third-party solutions?

 

Thanks

Debbie


Re: Is BARD using Synthetic Speech to read books?

enes sarıbaş
 

That is also a database bug. You will notice all those entries have no read time, and are comertial recordings. You can see the real narrators by looking up the title on audible.

On 11/28/2020 11:56 PM, Holly wrote:
Hi Grumpy Dave:

No, she is a real person.  Here is a link to her info.

https://theatrelab.org/content/marybeth-wise




Re: Is BARD using Synthetic Speech to read books?

Victor
 

Believe it or not, some of their narrators read many books. I don’t know where they find the time to read them all, but they do.

Victor

On Nov 28, 2020, at 10:01 PM, Rob Hudson <rob_hudson3182@opopanax.net> wrote:

It's a database error. She isn't really reading all those books. Some kind of bug. It will be fixed, they hope.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave" <dlh007@centurylink.net>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2020 21:49:26 -0800
Subject: [TechTalk] Is BARD using Synthetic Speech to read books?

Hello,


Over the last couple of weeks, I have noticed that there are a lot of
books that are read by someone going by the name of Marybeth Wise.


The types of Books have a very wide range of subject, and so many have
recently been read by this woman, I am thinking it is too many for one
person to read even in one year.


So, I wonder if BARD is now using a Machine to Read books for BARD?


Anyone know for sure, one way or the other?



Was curious so thought I would ask the rest of you.


Grumpy Dave












Re: Is BARD using Synthetic Speech to read books?

Rob Hudson
 

It's a database error. She isn't really reading all those books. Some kind of bug. It will be fixed, they hope.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave" <dlh007@centurylink.net>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2020 21:49:26 -0800
Subject: [TechTalk] Is BARD using Synthetic Speech to read books?

Hello,


Over the last couple of weeks, I have noticed that there are a lot of
books that are read by someone going by the name of Marybeth Wise.


The types of Books have a very wide range of subject, and so many have
recently been read by this woman, I am thinking it is too many for one
person to read even in one year.


So, I wonder if BARD is now using a Machine to Read books for BARD?


Anyone know for sure, one way or the other?



Was curious so thought I would ask the rest of you.


Grumpy Dave









Re: Is BARD using Synthetic Speech to read books?

Holly
 

Hi Grumpy Dave:

No, she is a real person. Here is a link to her info.

https://theatrelab.org/content/marybeth-wise


Is BARD using Synthetic Speech to read books?

Dave
 

Hello,


Over the last couple of weeks, I have noticed that there are a lot of books that are read by someone going by the name of Marybeth Wise.


The types of Books have a very wide range of subject, and so many have recently been read by this woman, I am thinking it is too many for one person to read even in one year.


So, I wonder if BARD is now using a Machine to Read books for BARD?


Anyone know for sure, one way or the other?



Was curious so thought I would ask the rest of you.


Grumpy Dave


Re: Kurzweil 1000, or something else?

enes sarıbaş
 

Hello,

Try finereader. I upgraded from 14 to 15, and OCR is massively improved especially 14 over 12. K1000 uses the finereader engine anyway.

On 11/25/2020 7:08 AM, Gene wrote:
Do you have samples of the kind of material you will be regularly scanning? I don't know if there is better OCR available, but if Kurzweil scans the kind of material you want to scan well and it is significantly cheaper to upgrade, then upgrading would probably be the better thing to do unless you get better results among material you generally scan or rarely scanned material is important to get the best results from.

I usually scan mail and paperback books. Usually, Openbook is fine for these purposes,, even an old version, version 7, which I still have on an XP machine and I use because it runs more quickly than Openbook 9 on the two different machines I have those versions on.

And you can try a demo of the latest version of Kurzweil to see if it meets your needs well.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Norman
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kurzweil 1000, or something else?

The plan is to upgrade to the latest version. The question is, is k1000
still enough better than anything else to make the upgrade worth it over
just buying something else?


On 11/24/2020 7:41 PM, Gene wrote:
How old is the version you are using?  In my opinion, there hasn't been really revolutionary improvement in OCR accuracy for quite some time. That doesn't mean that you might not want to upgrade. there might be improvement enough in the kinds of material you expect to scan.  But can you use the old version with whatever version of Windows you have?  If so, why not see how it performs on material of the sort you expect to regularly scan.  Then, you can determine if you are satisfied or not with what you have.  if the version  you have doesn't run in your version of Windows, then you will have to do something.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Norman
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Kurzweil 1000, or something else?

Hi all.

I have an older copy of kurzweil1000 that i haven't been using because i
haven't really needed OCR software. However, the time has come that i
would like to have a good OCR program again for reading books and such.
So i'm curious what people think, is it worth upgrading kurzweil to the
latest version? or is there better OCR software out there now?

I want something for a pc, not a mobile device.


Any thoughts are appreciated.


Thanks.

















Re: started our new youtube tech podcast.

 

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Re: OE Classic and JAWS

Gene
 

It doesn't matter if Windows Live Mail isn't supported. It still works very well in Windows 7. I've seen a comment that it doesn't in Windows 10 but that appears to be not true. I know one person who uses Windows Live Mail in Windows 10 and I saw another comment on a list that the commentrr uses it and that it works well.

I find Thunderbird slower to open messages than Windows Live Mail, which is one reason I continue to use it in Windows 7. The sluggishness of Thunderbird is something I wouldn't generalize about. I've seen different reports from different people using different systems. So the only way to know may be for the interested person to try it on his or her system.

I hope you consider trying Windows Live Mail.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Abbie Taylor
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 5:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] OE Classic and JAWS

Thanks to all who answered my question. I've tried Thunderbird with both JAWS and NVDA and found it sluggish when typing and navigating. It's my understanding that Windows Live Mail isn't even supported anymore. I tried Windows 10 Mail a year or so ago when I was using NVDA but found parts of it inaccessible. Someone told me it works better with JAWS. So, I may try it again, but for now, I'll just use the gmail site. I appreciate everyone's input.
--



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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@gmail.com



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Re: OE Classic and JAWS

Abbie Taylor
 

Thanks to all who answered my question. I've tried Thunderbird with both JAWS and NVDA and found it sluggish when typing and navigating. It's my understanding that Windows Live Mail isn't even supported anymore. I tried Windows 10 Mail a year or so ago when I was using NVDA but found parts of it inaccessible. Someone told me it works better with JAWS. So, I may try it again, but for now, I'll just use the gmail site. I appreciate everyone's input.
--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: Are there any accessible online malware scanners

Gene
 

I've been playing with the EEK scanner and it works after a fashion. Windows keeps presenting a message that this version of Windows requires signed drivers and that this one isn't. The support discussion I read in a forum says the driver should be recognized and gives no helpful information. the woman who presented the problem didn't get it resolved. The program worked fine before I upgraded to Service Pack 1 of Windows 7. So is this a problem with the programs or the Windows on my system? I saw one or two Google results for this problem so who knows? The program can't remove certain things it might, but it detects just as well according to the support form. I'll worry about removal if I need to later. Nothing was found by the program and Malware bytes didn't find anything either.

But it would be nice to find a good online scanner that runs properly on my system.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 1:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Are there any accessible online malware scanners

I used to use an online scanner which used the acronym EEK, but it won't run
on my system after I upgraded to Windows 7 Service Pack 1 awhile ago. Is
there something else that is accessible and works well?

Gene


Re: Audio Description

Mich Verrier
 

Hi Mike www.acb.org/adp would be a good place to start. From Mich.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: November 28, 2020 4:56 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Audio Description

 

Hi All,

 

I'm ripping some TV shows I have to, .AVI files, and I'm looking to see if y'all can recommend someone that does audio description.  I know there are a lot of described movies out there but, I have no idea who does this sort of thing.  All input is appreciated.  Thanks much.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Audio Description

Mike B.
 

Hi All,
 
I'm ripping some TV shows I have to, .AVI files, and I'm looking to see if y'all can recommend someone that does audio description.  I know there are a lot of described movies out there but, I have no idea who does this sort of thing.  All input is appreciated.  Thanks much.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Re: sending money to a friend using pay pal

Gene
 

It would b a good idea to have Firefox available. Actually, Firefox portable would be better. With all the browsers available, I suspect many people have two or maybe three Chrome-based browsers. That is an oversight, to have two or three Chrome-based browsers and only an increasingly archaic nonChrome browser. A nonChrome browser may work with some pages better than a Chrome-based browser does.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending money to a friend using pay pal

That explains it because I am using chrome. I don't use firefox but I'll
try internet explorer and see if it works any better.

Thanks.

Troy



On 11/28/2020 2:01 PM, Andy wrote:
This happened to me using Chrome, but when I used Firefox, everything worked fine. Apparently it is an issue with JAWS and Chrome, and i have experienced this on other sites as well.

Andy

----- Original Message ----- From: "Troy Burnham" <troyburnham34@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 11:29 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] sending money to a friend using pay pal


Hi all,

I'm trying to send money to a friend through pay pal on the computer, and I've sent money to him before so when I go in under send his e-mail address is there but once I click on the button for the correct e-mail the next page that comes up doesn't have an edit field for me to type in how much money. What am I missing?

Thanks.

Troy











Re: sending money to a friend using pay pal

Troy Burnham
 

That explains it because I am using chrome. I don't use firefox but I'll try internet explorer and see if it works any better.

Thanks.

Troy

On 11/28/2020 2:01 PM, Andy wrote:
This happened to me using Chrome, but when I used Firefox, everything worked fine. Apparently it is an issue with JAWS and Chrome, and i have experienced this on other sites as well.

Andy

----- Original Message ----- From: "Troy Burnham" <troyburnham34@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 11:29 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] sending money to a friend using pay pal


Hi all,

I'm trying to send money to a friend through pay pal on the computer, and I've sent money to him before so when I go in under send his e-mail address is there but once I click on the button for the correct e-mail the next page that comes up doesn't have an edit field for me to type in how much money. What am I missing?

Thanks.

Troy










Re: Are there any accessible online malware scanners

Michael Hunt
 

Oops sorry I added a message from another email. Sorry again.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael
Hunt via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Are there any accessible online malware scanners

You could try Open Book. I'm not sure if it works with NVDA.
Also would you like to sing in our Christmas program?
If you would like to be a part of it. All you have to do is submit a
recording by the end of this week.
Personally I think you should. You sounded good.




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 2:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Are there any accessible online malware scanners

I used to use an online scanner which used the acronym EEK, but it won't run
on my system after I upgraded to Windows 7 Service Pack 1 awhile ago. Is
there something else that is accessible and works well?

Gene

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