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Question from a friend regarding Focus 14 braille display

Nancy Shackelford
 

I just purchased a Focus 14 braille display.  It’s made by
Freedom Scientific.  I realize that there are only 14 cells.  So when
I’m trying to read the title of a music file in a flash drive, I can
only see the first part of the file.  How can I see the rest of the
file? For example I see the artist, so where is the downarrow button
to see the title?  And where can I get a manual to learn this unit? It
has only 14 curser keys.  The keys are, a space bar, then left, 1 2 3
and back.  Then 4 5 6 and I think it’s enter.  Then on the top of the
unit on the right and left side are what I think are up and down
arrows.  But they take me to the next file, instead of reading the
rest of the line.  When I set it up with my Apple Mac Mini, I set up
the input and output to 6 dot contracted braille.  To the left and
right of the 14 curser buttons is are two round buttons, one left of
curser buttons and one right of the 14 curser buttons, but they don’t
do anything.  In front of the display are 8 keys.  This has a Perkins
style keyboard.  Hope this helps.
Thanks in advance.


--
Nancy Shackelford --Walk On Faith And Trust In Love - Michael Reid--


New JAWS Update Out Today, JAWS2021.2012.57 Update Download Link + What's New

Mike B.
 

Hi All,
 
Out today, this update fixes the popping sound heard for the, O, sound + more, read below.

32 & 64 bit download link:
 
 
What's new:
 
Enhancements in JAWS 2021.2012.57 (January 19, 2021)
This update addresses a few key issues that were reported shortly after the January 2021 release.
To download the latest release, click on the link above
 
You must be logged on as an administrator to install this software.
list of 8 items
• A new feature was introduced earlier this month, designed to let a user change the volume of JAWS speaking or the system volume itself using a layered
keystroke: INSERT+SPACE, V followed by J for JAWS or S for System. Since this change, Eloquence users reported hearing Ticks when reading and typing, especially
around the letter O. We also had reports of the volume randomly changing when reading documents or web pages. These issues are now resolved.
•  Resolved an issue where pressing INSERT+ALT+SPACEBAR was not starting the Voice Assistant in JAWS or Fusion.
• The JAWS voice commands to speak faster or slower now adjusts the speech in larger increments.
• Addressed an issue where JAWS was not reading table headings in Excel.
• Added a new JAWS Dictionary entry for "DocuSign."
• When spell checking a document in Word, resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading as expected when navigating by word through the text containing
the error.
• Resolved an issue where attachments were not being reported correctly in the Danish version of Outlook 2019.
• In the Italian version of JAWS, addressed an issue where the keystrokes to access the Braille and Text Viewer layer, as well as the Volume layer, were
not working as expected.
list end

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


This week on eyes On Success: Eric Damery and His Career

blueskies11
 

This week’s episode of eyes On success is the first part of a two part interview with Eric Damery of Freedom Scientific.  Look for part two of the interview next week:

2104 Eric Damery and His Career (Jan. 20, 2021)
Show Notes
Eric Damery has had a long career in the field of assistive technology and is currently VP of Software Product Management at Freedom Scientific, a Vispero company. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Eric about how he got started in the field and how he worked to bring these technologies to people with vision loss around the world.

 

The audio, show notes, and much more can be found at:

www.EyesOnSuccess.net

 

subscribe to the podcast wherever you get your podcasts or listen on your smart home device by saying “play the Eyes On Success podcast”.

Enjoy!

 

Check out Eyes On Success (formerly ViewPoints)

A weekly, half hour audio program for people living with vision loss.

Find out more about the show and get links to past episodes at:

       www.EyesOnSuccess.net

Find the podcast on iTunes or use the URL:

       www.EyesOnSuccess.net/eos_podcast

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changing the color of pictures in Microsoft paint for windows10

Josh Kennedy
 

Hi

if I open a picture in paint, in windows10, not paint 3d, regular old paint, anyway is there a way I can find out what color the picture is, and if it is too light a color, can I change the color of the picture to gray, red, or brown? a darker color? I tried embossing some clipart I got from google images filtering by clipart and I am guessing the colors are too light because the dots came out light on the paper. if I can darken the color I could get a better tactile graphic from the braille buddy embosser. thanks for any tips for manipulating images in microsoft paint.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: computer speakers

Veronica Kirk
 

Thanks Troy for that information.  I am returning these speakers as the sound just is not that great.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 10:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] computer speakers

 

Hi Veronica,

If the speakers you bought have the 8th-inch earphone plug then indeed you can buy an adapter to plug that into and that will plug into your USB port, I just had to do the same thing myself.

If everything I've said is correct just go to amazon and search for USB to 3.5 mm adapter, or USB to 8th-inch adapter might even work. When I did my search though I used USB to 3.5 mm adapter as my search.

Hth.

Troy

On 1/18/2021 9:28 PM, Veronica Kirk wrote:

I would like to get computer speakers for my laptop, which when in the office is connected to a docking station.  I have some awesome Logitech speakers that I use for my other computer that are about eight years old.  These speakers include a subwoofer with a knob with which to control the amount of base, two desktop smaller speakers and another controller which has the on and off switch, and the volume button.  Now, this is where I may confuse all of you.  I cannot use this system on the docking station as the connection is not a USB connector.  I need to find speakers that have a USB connector like one has for a keyboard, as the other type on the docking station do not work any longer (like some earphones use.)  I went to Walmart today and found some Logitech speakers, and the worker there (who did not help very much at all) said the speakers have USB capability.  However, when I got home I found that was not the case.  Is there an adaptor to connect the speakers to, and then plug the adaptor in to the USB port on the docking station?  The speakers that I bought today do not have as superb sound as the old speakers I have, so do speakers today have USB connection?  Thank you for your input.

 

Veronica

 

 


Any Online tax preparation accessible?

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

Hi,
Is there any of the free online tax preparation services accessible with JAWS or NVDA?


Re: Bluetooth earbuds

Andy
 


They make several types of headphones and audio equipment.
i bought mine from Raycon directly.  I would suggest that you do likewise because they often have special discounts.
 
 
Andy
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Bluetooth earbuds

Andy

 

Should I order them from Raycon and can I order more small earbuds for them too.

I am just curious where is the company located.

Kathy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Andy
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:22 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Bluetooth earbuds

 

i have the Raycon E25s and they are wonderful.  What you might like is that

they are tiny, so they should fit your ears comfortably.

 

Andy

 

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

From: "Kathy Pingstock" <kpingstock@...>

To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>

Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:24 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Bluetooth earbuds

 

 

Good morning

I am looking to purchase a new Bluetooth earbud headset to use with my Apple

products and my computer

 

The Apple earbuds are a little expensive I was seeing what different ones

would recommend to me I have small ears so I’m looking for something that

would fit pretty snug

Someone recommended to me the e25 at Raycon does anyone have any opinions on

them I’ve read  good reviews and    bad  reviews

 

 

Thank you Kathy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Bluetooth earbuds

Kathy Pingstock
 

Andy

 

Should I order them from Raycon and can I order more small earbuds for them too.

I am just curious where is the company located.

Kathy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Andy
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:22 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Bluetooth earbuds

 

i have the Raycon E25s and they are wonderful.  What you might like is that

they are tiny, so they should fit your ears comfortably.

 

Andy

 

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

From: "Kathy Pingstock" <kpingstock@...>

To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>

Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:24 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Bluetooth earbuds

 

 

Good morning

I am looking to purchase a new Bluetooth earbud headset to use with my Apple

products and my computer

 

The Apple earbuds are a little expensive I was seeing what different ones

would recommend to me I have small ears so I’m looking for something that

would fit pretty snug

Someone recommended to me the e25 at Raycon does anyone have any opinions on

them I’ve read  good reviews and    bad  reviews

 

 

Thank you Kathy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


gmail question

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
I know that I can change the email that groups.io messages are sent too, but I'm
wondering, can I have my gmail account and my mts account within the same
Outlook shortcut on my desktop, or will I have to create a new Outlook shortcut
for my gmail inbox? I hope this question makes se, sorry if it doesn't. I'm
using Outlook 365, the latest Jaws 2021 and Windows 10 version 2004. Thanks for
any help anyone can provide!!!!
Madison


Still having trouble with my Apple Watch

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi again,

I'm still having trouble with leaving the info about what's new, data usage, info about AppleID. I understand that there's an okay button on the Apple Watch, which is up-to-date, that quickly disappears, but how do I get to it before it's lost? I can get to the screen that says close, then done, but it goes right back to the first screen. Sometimes I manage to leave the whole thing, which I guess happens when I dismiss an alarm, but then later it goes back to those screens. I don't like scrambling to activate things! Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks,



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Re: Bluetooth earbuds

Andy
 

i have the Raycon E25s and they are wonderful. What you might like is that they are tiny, so they should fit your ears comfortably.

Andy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathy Pingstock" <kpingstock@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:24 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Bluetooth earbuds


Good morning
I am looking to purchase a new Bluetooth earbud headset to use with my Apple products and my computer

The Apple earbuds are a little expensive I was seeing what different ones would recommend to me I have small ears so I’m looking for something that would fit pretty snug
Someone recommended to me the e25 at Raycon does anyone have any opinions on them I’ve read good reviews and bad reviews


Thank you Kathy


Bluetooth earbuds

Kathy Pingstock
 

Good morning
I am looking to purchase a new Bluetooth earbud headset to use with my Apple products and my computer

The Apple earbuds are a little expensive I was seeing what different ones would recommend to me I have small ears so I’m looking for something that would fit pretty snug
Someone recommended to me the e25 at Raycon does anyone have any opinions on them I’ve read good reviews and bad reviews


Thank you Kathy


Re: Question

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

The glasses are from Envision.

https://www.letsenvision.com/blog/envision-announces-ai-powered-smart-glasses-for-the-blind-and-visually-impaired

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: Questions in regards to jaws activation if you do not have the long authorization number?

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

<sigh> Yesterday was a U.S. holiday, called Martin Luther King Dan. Vispero was closed yesterday. Call them today.

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: Google device or Alexa device?

Gene
 

My feature phone uses the Google assistant for limited purposes. It will play specific songs asked for. It is logical to assume that this is the behavior of the Google Assistant on smart phones or any phones that can work with Youtube.

The Google Home, evidently, doesn't allow this.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:38 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

Gene, if you have a YouTube Music subscription, or a subscription to another
service such as Spotify or Pandora, you will be able to play specific songs.
If no subscriptions to any service, then songs will be played at random and,
a requested song may be somewhere at number 15 in the list of songs being
played. Of course, one or two ads will be played between songs.

Particular genres can be selected even without a subscription; example, I
could say: "Hey (or OK) Google" play Smooth Jazz; Google Home (or the
Assistant) will launch YouTube Music and begin playing the requested genres.

Ok, I don't know how this feature will work on a feature phone, but in My
Shiny Android Toys world, it's all good!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Google device or Alexa device?

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Gene, if you have a YouTube Music subscription, or a subscription to another
service such as Spotify or Pandora, you will be able to play specific songs.
If no subscriptions to any service, then songs will be played at random and,
a requested song may be somewhere at number 15 in the list of songs being
played. Of course, one or two ads will be played between songs.

Particular genres can be selected even without a subscription; example, I
could say: "Hey (or OK) Google" play Smooth Jazz; Google Home (or the
Assistant) will launch YouTube Music and begin playing the requested genres.

Ok, I don't know how this feature will work on a feature phone, but in My
Shiny Android Toys world, it's all good!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Question

chris judge
 

If such a thing exists I'd love to know about it. Aira discontinued their glasses and I hadn't heard they had replaced them.


Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mich Verrier
Sent: January 18, 2021 10:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question

Hi Shelly it sounds like something from ira that is wairable.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shelly Kane
Sent: January 18, 2021 5:14 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Question

Hi Group:


I heard about this device that can help people with disabilities go out on walks by themselves. Supposedly, you wear this thing around your neck and it's a camera and you can push a button and get someone live and these people do this for a living by giving people directions. It can probably be used for something else as well but I am very intrigued and was wondering if any of you have heard about it? I have no idea what it's called but my friend told me about it. I do know of an app on the phone that is similar but this is a device that goes around your neck so the person can see where you are going. Thanks in advance and if none of you heard of this, I will tell my friend she is totally off.

Shelly


Re: Question

Shelly Kane
 

Mitch:


Thanks for letting me know.  Ira is the only thing I thought of when she was telling me about this.

Shelly

On 1/18/2021 7:32 PM, Mich Verrier wrote:
Hi Shelly it sounds like something from ira that is wairable.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shelly Kane
Sent: January 18, 2021 5:14 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Question

Hi Group:


I heard about this device that can help people with disabilities go out
on walks by themselves. Supposedly, you wear this thing around your
neck and it's a camera and you can push a button and get someone live
and these people do this for a living by giving people directions. It
can probably be used for something else as well but I am very intrigued
and was wondering if any of you have heard about it? I have no idea
what it's called but my friend told me about it. I do know of an app on
the phone that is similar but this is a device that goes around your
neck so the person can see where you are going. Thanks in advance and
if none of you heard of this, I will tell my friend she is totally off.

Shelly











Re: computer speakers

Troy Burnham
 

Hi Veronica,

If the speakers you bought have the 8th-inch earphone plug then indeed you can buy an adapter to plug that into and that will plug into your USB port, I just had to do the same thing myself.

If everything I've said is correct just go to amazon and search for USB to 3.5 mm adapter, or USB to 8th-inch adapter might even work. When I did my search though I used USB to 3.5 mm adapter as my search.

Hth.

Troy

On 1/18/2021 9:28 PM, Veronica Kirk wrote:

I would like to get computer speakers for my laptop, which when in the office is connected to a docking station.  I have some awesome Logitech speakers that I use for my other computer that are about eight years old.  These speakers include a subwoofer with a knob with which to control the amount of base, two desktop smaller speakers and another controller which has the on and off switch, and the volume button.  Now, this is where I may confuse all of you.  I cannot use this system on the docking station as the connection is not a USB connector.  I need to find speakers that have a USB connector like one has for a keyboard, as the other type on the docking station do not work any longer (like some earphones use.)  I went to Walmart today and found some Logitech speakers, and the worker there (who did not help very much at all) said the speakers have USB capability.  However, when I got home I found that was not the case.  Is there an adaptor to connect the speakers to, and then plug the adaptor in to the USB port on the docking station?  The speakers that I bought today do not have as superb sound as the old speakers I have, so do speakers today have USB connection?  Thank you for your input.

 

Veronica

 



computer speakers

Veronica Kirk
 

I would like to get computer speakers for my laptop, which when in the office is connected to a docking station.  I have some awesome Logitech speakers that I use for my other computer that are about eight years old.  These speakers include a subwoofer with a knob with which to control the amount of base, two desktop smaller speakers and another controller which has the on and off switch, and the volume button.  Now, this is where I may confuse all of you.  I cannot use this system on the docking station as the connection is not a USB connector.  I need to find speakers that have a USB connector like one has for a keyboard, as the other type on the docking station do not work any longer (like some earphones use.)  I went to Walmart today and found some Logitech speakers, and the worker there (who did not help very much at all) said the speakers have USB capability.  However, when I got home I found that was not the case.  Is there an adaptor to connect the speakers to, and then plug the adaptor in to the USB port on the docking station?  The speakers that I bought today do not have as superb sound as the old speakers I have, so do speakers today have USB connection?  Thank you for your input.

 

Veronica

 

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