Date   

Radio Garden

Walter Ramage
 

Hi.  Heard an item on BBC radio 4 this morning just before I got up.  It is about a fun app that allows you to spin a globe and little lights show where various radio stations are located and you tap on the one that might interest you, it is called "Radio Garden.  I did a quick Google search to find the name of the app but this is a very busy day for me and can't afford the time to do much more research.  What I'd like to know is; Is this app on IOS and also can you get it on a PC and most importantly, is it accessible.  Has anybody used it and what is your experience?  I'll paste the link to what I found on google but I only read enough to confirm that it is the app I heard about on the radio. Walter.

 

https://www.theverge.com/2016/12/13/13935680/radio-garden-studio-moniker-netherlands-institute-for-sound-and-vision

 


Re: NVDA keeps changing the voice

Quentin Christensen
 

Could you have set up a configuration profile maybe for the current program?  if so, changing the voice will only affect that program and it will revert to the default voice if you change programs.  NVDA+control+p to open the configuration profiles, but if that's not what you've done, setting one now won't help.


On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 7:42 PM Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
I don't know why it changes. 
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 1:47 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] NVDA keeps changing the voice

Hello, I have been trying to make NVDA speak in American English however, it keeps changing to british English. This has happened when I updated to the latest version. Is this a known bug or what? I have tried saving the configuration over and over it will not keep with American English!  Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 



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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: Allin play

chris judge
 

Hi. All in play was discontinued in 2016 when Jennifer Thomas passed away.
We are playing at blind adrenaline now.
www.blindadrenaline.com
Come join us. It's only around 7 dollars per month. You get a free trial.
There is draw poker, holdem, and a number of other games including spades,
crib, hearts and Euchre.
We have lots of tournaments.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rob
Hudson
Sent: February 22, 2021 4:05 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Allin play

Whatever happened to the gaming platform all in play? I was looking for a 5
card draw poker game, and as I recall it was the only platform that had it.


Re: Flashplayer question Please. .

Gene
 

There is a file available from Adobe to run to uninstall Flash. That is the correct way.  You can read about it here.

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html


If you use browsers like Chrome, as far as I know you don't have to worry.  Chrome and Chrome-based browsers such as Brave and Edge have built-in Flash and as far as I know, it has automatically been removed.


If you have questions about the instructions ask here.


Gene

On 2/21/2021 10:46 PM, Janet wrote:
Hi Everyone,
Since I recently heard about unsupported Flash PLAYER from Ms, I want to uninstall it from my Windows 7. I went through the control Panel, Feature and programs, went through the all programs folder, but I can't seem to find it anywhere on my Windows 7. Can someone please tell me if there is some other way to search on my Windows 7 so I CAN DELETE IT? I'M certain I did download Flash Player at some point and time, so it should be on my PC.
Thank you in advance.

Janet


Peace Be With You.






Re: really bad NVDA issues

Gene
 

Always save the last version of anything that has a version you can save because you never know if there will be problems with the new one. 
 
I know there is a way to get older versions, but I don't recall what it is now.  Someone on the list may know.  I don't think it is documented.  I've seen it on the NVDA users' list.  If you use a certain web site address and put the version information in, you can get the version. 

Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 2:32 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] really bad NVDA issues

Hello, I cant seem to fix my nvda it will not save the configurations and it will not stay on American English. This all started with latest update. I did not really need this after the hellish week down here in Texas.It had to be the only time I did not save the older copy of NVDA.  So is their a page with the previous version? I even tried to factory reset the nvda and it keeps happening! So I thought if I could download the previous version; it would fix my issue! It still will not save my settings. Thank you all. Heather   

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: NVDA keeps changing the voice

Gene
 

I don't know why it changes. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 1:47 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] NVDA keeps changing the voice

Hello, I have been trying to make NVDA speak in American English however, it keeps changing to british English. This has happened when I updated to the latest version. Is this a known bug or what? I have tried saving the configuration over and over it will not keep with American English!  Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


really bad NVDA issues

heather albright
 

Hello, I cant seem to fix my nvda it will not save the configurations and it will not stay on American English. This all started with latest update. I did not really need this after the hellish week down here in Texas.It had to be the only time I did not save the older copy of NVDA.  So is their a page with the previous version? I even tried to factory reset the nvda and it keeps happening! So I thought if I could download the previous version; it would fix my issue! It still will not save my settings. Thank you all. Heather   

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


NVDA keeps changing the voice

heather albright
 

Hello, I have been trying to make NVDA speak in American English however, it keeps changing to british English. This has happened when I updated to the latest version. Is this a known bug or what? I have tried saving the configuration over and over it will not keep with American English!  Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Refresher Needed: How to attach file to Thunderbird

Nancy Hill
 

Everyone,

I am using one of the latest versions of win10 and at least version 76 up to 78 of TB.


I want to sent a file to a friend and cannot seem to remember or figure out how to add an attachment.


Your suggestions and help on how to get that attachment in place would be greatly appreciaated.


Many thanks in advance,,

nancy


Allin play

Rob Hudson
 

Whatever happened to the gaming platform all in play? I was looking for a 5 card draw poker game, and as I recall it was the only platform that had it.


Flashplayer question Please. .

Janet
 

Hi Everyone,
Since I recently heard about unsupported Flash PLAYER from Ms, I want to uninstall it from my Windows 7. I went through the control Panel, Feature and programs, went through the all programs folder, but I can't seem to find it anywhere on my Windows 7. Can someone please tell me if there is some other way to search on my Windows 7 so I CAN DELETE IT? I'M certain I did download Flash Player at some point and time, so it should be on my PC.
Thank you in advance.

Janet


Peace Be With You.


Re: Seeking Bluetooth dongle for PC recommendation

Janet
 

Hi,

I copied and pasted some information that Laz had recently posted to the list below, you can check this out to see if you might be interested in something like this.  I did buy this, but I haven’t had the time yet to connect it to see how well it works though.  I bought mine from Amazon for I think $ 34.99, as it was on sale, and the regular price was $69.99.   

 

 

Janet

 

The portable Swivel Jack RTX Bluetooth transmitter/receiver is just $44.99! Perfect for making your Victor Stream or any device with a headphone jack, able to connect to your Bluetooth headphones or speaker! Connect it to your computer's USB port and have it come through your Bluetooth headset or speaker! The receiver side speaks everything from power on through power off! It boasts a range of 100 Feet and much more...

https://talkingmp3players-com.3dcartstores.com/Miccus-Swivel-Jack-RTX-Bluetooth-TransmitterReceiver_p_18.html

 

I hope that helps.

Stay well,

 

Laz

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steven Johnson
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2021 9:37 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Seeking Bluetooth dongle for PC recommendation

 

Hi everyone.  I would like to buy a USB Bluetooth dongle to add Bluetooth to my laptop to be able to use a pair of Bluetooth headphones with my computer.  I bought a Chinese one last year that took forever to connect, and had no range at all.  Anyone familiar with a good brand with at least Bluetooth 4.1 that works well?


Seeking Bluetooth dongle for PC recommendation

Steven Johnson <saxmonger@...>
 

Hi everyone.  I would like to buy a USB Bluetooth dongle to add Bluetooth to my laptop to be able to use a pair of Bluetooth headphones with my computer.  I bought a Chinese one last year that took forever to connect, and had no range at all.  Anyone familiar with a good brand with at least Bluetooth 4.1 that works well?


Re: Opinions on a blind friendly pod catcher?

John Holcomb II
 

Accessible Apps – QCast (q-continuum.net)

 

You can’t access the manual from the website that I know of though.

But there is a trial version.

Hope this helps,

 

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Vicky Vaughan
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2021 9:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Opinions on a blind friendly pod catcher?

 

Hi Hope, Thanks for your response.  Would you be willing to give me some pointers on how I can go about setting QCast to  regularly catch a pod cast? 

 

I Googled for commands but didn’t find much help.

 

Thanks very much for any help!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hope Williamson
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2021 1:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Opinions on a blind friendly pod catcher?

 

I'm currently using the most recent version of QCast, 1.8.9. I used to use it before, but then development stopped, Now it's been updated again. It supports secure podcast feeds, unlike some older podcatchers.

https://getaccessibleapps.com/qcast/download#release-1.9

On 2/20/2021 9:00 PM, Vicky Vaughan wrote:

Hi List, If you work with a pod catcher, would you share what it is and what about it you like?

 

I am using a Windows 10 computer with Jaws 2021.

 

Thanks very much for sharing any tips!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Opinions on a blind friendly pod catcher?

Vicky Vaughan
 

Hi Hope, Thanks for your response.  Would you be willing to give me some pointers on how I can go about setting QCast to  regularly catch a pod cast? 

 

I Googled for commands but didn’t find much help.

 

Thanks very much for any help!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hope Williamson
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2021 1:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Opinions on a blind friendly pod catcher?

 

I'm currently using the most recent version of QCast, 1.8.9. I used to use it before, but then development stopped, Now it's been updated again. It supports secure podcast feeds, unlike some older podcatchers.

https://getaccessibleapps.com/qcast/download#release-1.9

On 2/20/2021 9:00 PM, Vicky Vaughan wrote:

Hi List, If you work with a pod catcher, would you share what it is and what about it you like?

 

I am using a Windows 10 computer with Jaws 2021.

 

Thanks very much for sharing any tips!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Microsoft force installs Windows 10 update to remove Flash Player!

Janet
 

Thank you.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cochise
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2021 7:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft force installs Windows 10 update to remove Flash Player!

yes
----- Original Message -----
From: "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft force installs Windows 10 update to remove
Flash Player!


Hi,
I can't imagine how I let this one pass me by, but I did. Are you talking
about the tool to uninstall Flash, when you mentioned you got a file to
uninstall flash?

J\Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Cochise
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2021 5:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft force installs Windows 10 update to remove
Flash Player!

Flashplayer has become a high security risk. I got a file several months
ago to totally uninstall flash player. Everyone needs to make sure they no
longer have the flash player installed.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2021 5:29 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Microsoft force installs Windows 10 update to remove
Flash Player!


Hi Everyone,
I was just doing some reading, and I came across this, and I thought some
might be interested in what I copied and pasted below.

Microsoft force installs Windows 10 update to remove Flash Player
By Lawrence Abrams
February 17, 2021 11:19 AM 4
Adobe Flash

Microsoft is force installing a Windows 10 update that removes the embedded
32-bit version of Adobe Flash Player from the operating system.
In October, we reported that Microsoft had released the KB4577586 optional
update to remove the embedded 32-bit Flash Player from Windows and prevent
it from being installed again.
32-bit Flash shown in Windows 10 Control Panel
This update was only available from the Microsoft Catalog, and once
installed, could no longer be removed. This update marks an end to embedded
Flash in the Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows Server operating systems.
Starting yesterday, Microsoft has begun to distribute the 'Update for
Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 (KB4577586)' update via Windows
Update as what they state is an optional update.
IMPORTANT As part of the end of support for Adobe Flash, KB4577586 is now
available as an optional update from Windows Update (WU) and Windows Server
Update Services (WSUS). Installing KB4577586 will remove Adobe Flash Player
permanently from your Windows device. Once installed, you cannot uninstall
KB4577586. For more details about Microsoft's plans, see Update on Adobe
Flash Player End of Support.

In our tests, though, the update is automatically installed without your
permission and without prompting you first.

Automatically installing the KB4577586 update
Once installed, the KB4577586 update will be listed under 'Other Updates' in
the 'View update history' section, as shown below.
KB4577586 update automatically installed
BleepingComputer has contacted Microsoft to confirm if the update's
automatic installation is a mistake but has not heard back.


https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-force-installs-windows-10-update-to-remove-flash-player/
Janet

Peace Be With You.


Re: Microsoft force installs Windows 10 update to remove Flash Player!

Loy
 

yes

----- Original Message -----
From: "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft force installs Windows 10 update to remove
Flash Player!


Hi,
I can't imagine how I let this one pass me by, but I did. Are you talking
about the tool to uninstall Flash, when you mentioned you got a file to
uninstall flash?

J\Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Cochise
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2021 5:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft force installs Windows 10 update to remove
Flash Player!

Flashplayer has become a high security risk. I got a file several months
ago to totally uninstall flash player. Everyone needs to make sure they no
longer have the flash player installed.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2021 5:29 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Microsoft force installs Windows 10 update to remove
Flash Player!


Hi Everyone,
I was just doing some reading, and I came across this, and I thought some
might be interested in what I copied and pasted below.

Microsoft force installs Windows 10 update to remove Flash Player
By Lawrence Abrams
February 17, 2021 11:19 AM 4
Adobe Flash

Microsoft is force installing a Windows 10 update that removes the embedded
32-bit version of Adobe Flash Player from the operating system.
In October, we reported that Microsoft had released the KB4577586 optional
update to remove the embedded 32-bit Flash Player from Windows and prevent
it from being installed again.
32-bit Flash shown in Windows 10 Control Panel
This update was only available from the Microsoft Catalog, and once
installed, could no longer be removed. This update marks an end to embedded
Flash in the Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows Server operating systems.
Starting yesterday, Microsoft has begun to distribute the 'Update for
Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 (KB4577586)' update via Windows
Update as what they state is an optional update.
IMPORTANT As part of the end of support for Adobe Flash, KB4577586 is now
available as an optional update from Windows Update (WU) and Windows Server
Update Services (WSUS). Installing KB4577586 will remove Adobe Flash Player
permanently from your Windows device. Once installed, you cannot uninstall
KB4577586. For more details about Microsoft's plans, see Update on Adobe
Flash Player End of Support.

In our tests, though, the update is automatically installed without your
permission and without prompting you first.

Automatically installing the KB4577586 update
Once installed, the KB4577586 update will be listed under 'Other Updates' in
the 'View update history' section, as shown below.
KB4577586 update automatically installed
BleepingComputer has contacted Microsoft to confirm if the update's
automatic installation is a mistake but has not heard back.


https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-force-installs-windows-10-update-to-remove-flash-player/
Janet

Peace Be With You.


Giant Food stores website accessibility on Braillenote Touch Plus

thomas eberts
 

Hello listers,
Does anyone access the Giant Food Stores website with a Braillenote Touch Plus and how would you rate the accessibility?
How do you browse through a complete aisle?
Thanks for any assistance.
Tom Eberts


Re: Microsoft force installs Windows 10 update to remove Flash Player!

Janet
 

Hi,
I can't imagine how I let this one pass me by, but I did. Are you talking about the tool to uninstall Flash, when you mentioned you got a file to uninstall flash?

J\Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cochise
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2021 5:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft force installs Windows 10 update to remove Flash Player!

Flashplayer has become a high security risk. I got a file several months
ago to totally uninstall flash player. Everyone needs to make sure they no
longer have the flash player installed.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2021 5:29 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Microsoft force installs Windows 10 update to remove
Flash Player!


Hi Everyone,
I was just doing some reading, and I came across this, and I thought some
might be interested in what I copied and pasted below.

Microsoft force installs Windows 10 update to remove Flash Player
By Lawrence Abrams
February 17, 2021 11:19 AM 4
Adobe Flash

Microsoft is force installing a Windows 10 update that removes the embedded
32-bit version of Adobe Flash Player from the operating system.
In October, we reported that Microsoft had released the KB4577586 optional
update to remove the embedded 32-bit Flash Player from Windows and prevent
it from being installed again.
32-bit Flash shown in Windows 10 Control Panel
This update was only available from the Microsoft Catalog, and once
installed, could no longer be removed. This update marks an end to embedded
Flash in the Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows Server operating systems.
Starting yesterday, Microsoft has begun to distribute the 'Update for
Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 (KB4577586)' update via Windows
Update as what they state is an optional update.
IMPORTANT As part of the end of support for Adobe Flash, KB4577586 is now
available as an optional update from Windows Update (WU) and Windows Server
Update Services (WSUS). Installing KB4577586 will remove Adobe Flash Player
permanently from your Windows device. Once installed, you cannot uninstall
KB4577586. For more details about Microsoft's plans, see Update on Adobe
Flash Player End of Support.

In our tests, though, the update is automatically installed without your
permission and without prompting you first.

Automatically installing the KB4577586 update
Once installed, the KB4577586 update will be listed under 'Other Updates' in
the 'View update history' section, as shown below.
KB4577586 update automatically installed
BleepingComputer has contacted Microsoft to confirm if the update's
automatic installation is a mistake but has not heard back.


https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-force-installs-windows-10-update-to-remove-flash-player/
Janet

Peace Be With You.


Re: NVDA 2020.4 released

Quentin Christensen
 

Basically because we started the process towards the release back in December, optimistically thinking we might get it released last year.  In the end we didn't want to rush it out just for the sake of that, and then we found a couple of critical issues with the beta we wanted to fix before we released it.  We have always said we'd rather push back a release and give you something stable and functional, than push out something which isn't ready, just to meet an arbitrary deadline.  It did end up being a fair bit later than we were originally anticipating, but we are confident 2020.4 is a solid release you will find very stable.

The next release will be 2021.1.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 3:11 AM John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:

I am curious how come it’s a 2020 version when its already 2021?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:43 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] NVDA 2020.4 released

 

Hi everyone,

 

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2020.4 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, is now available for download. We encourage all users to upgrade to this version.

NVDA 2020.4 This release includes new Chinese Input methods, an update to Liblouis and the elements list (NVDA+f7) now works in focus mode. Context sensitive help is now available when pressing F1 in NVDA dialogs. Improvements to symbol pronunciation rules, speech dictionary, Braille message and skim reading. Bug fixes and improvements to Mail, Outlook, Teams, Visual Studio, Azure Data Studio, Foobar2000. On the web, there are improvements to Google Docs, and greater support for ARIA. Plus many other important bug fixes and improvements.

Please note, after updating any software, it is a good idea to restart the computer. Restart by going to the Shutdown dialog, selecting “restart” and pressing ENTER. Updating software can change files which are in use. This can lead to instability and strange behaviour which is resolved by rebooting. This is the first thing to try if you do notice anything odd after updating.

 

To read more, and download NVDA 2020.4, please see: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2020-4/

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 



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Training and Support Manager

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