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Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Gene
 

I would have to get used to using a modifier key with quick navigation commands, but it appears similar aside from that. 
 
Of course, there may be more comments as time goes on from others, but the discussion so far has been quite helpful.  I’ll keep an Android tablet in mind but for now, because I’m curious about Windows 10 I’ll gamble on Computers for the Blind.  but an Android tablet is something I might consider later. 
 
Do all the apps I see discussed for Android phones work with android tablets?  I would think they would but I don’t want to assume.
 
Gene

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Gene
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Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
 
He is asking about the web.   Here, this might help you.

https://support.google.com/accessibility/android/answer/6110948?hl=en#zippy=%2Cdefault-keymap

John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 4:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

I did not have much trouble learning gestures with the Pro, as it had that keyboard. I did some touch-screen though. I just hated the keyboard for typing though.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 4:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

No.  Perhaps I should consider it.  I didn’t want to learn a new operating system but maybe it wouldn’t be that much different.  Also, there are a few programs I’d like to use that may not be available in Android versions like MP3 Direct Cut, Tapin Radio, and perhaps one or two others.
 
Gene
 
From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
 

You’re  not gonna find a Windows tablit anywhere near as cheap as Computers for the blind.

The cheapeast iPad isn’t that cheap either.

Have you used android before?

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.

 

But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well.

 

I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.

 

Gene

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

From: Veronica Kirk <mailto:veronicaa.kirk@...>

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks for your help. Jim
















Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

John Holcomb II
 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 4:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

I did not have much trouble learning gestures with the Pro, as it had that keyboard. I did some touch-screen though. I just hated the keyboard for typing though.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 4:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

No. Perhaps I should consider it. I didn’t want to learn a new operating system but maybe it wouldn’t be that much different. Also, there are a few programs I’d like to use that may not be available in Android versions like MP3 Direct Cut, Tapin Radio, and perhaps one or two others.

Gene

From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?


You’re not gonna find a Windows tablit anywhere near as cheap as Computers for the blind.

The cheapeast iPad isn’t that cheap either.

Have you used android before?

John



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase. the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.



But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard. I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well.



I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.



Gene

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

From: Veronica Kirk <mailto:veronicaa.kirk@gmail.com>

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while. It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.



On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks for your help. Jim


Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Carolyn Arnold
 

I did not have much trouble learning gestures with the Pro, as it had that keyboard. I did some touch-screen though. I just hated the keyboard for typing though.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 4:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

No. Perhaps I should consider it. I didn’t want to learn a new operating system but maybe it wouldn’t be that much different. Also, there are a few programs I’d like to use that may not be available in Android versions like MP3 Direct Cut, Tapin Radio, and perhaps one or two others.

Gene

From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?


You’re not gonna find a Windows tablit anywhere near as cheap as Computers for the blind.

The cheapeast iPad isn’t that cheap either.

Have you used android before?

John



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase. the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.



But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard. I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well.



I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.



Gene

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

From: Veronica Kirk <mailto:veronicaa.kirk@gmail.com>

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while. It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.



On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks for your help. Jim


Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

John Holcomb II
 

IT is available if you can get someone who has bought in the past to share their family library with you.

They’re no longer making Eloquence for Android and this is the only way to get it.

I haven’t had much experience with the web on  android so  someone else will have to help you with that.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 4:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

I’m not sure how I will use the Windows 10 machine yet.  I might mainly use the programs on the Windows 7 machine.  As I think about it, the programs may not be an important issue.

 

I’m not sure I would want to give up Eloquence.  Is it available for Android and is browsing as well developed such as with quick access commands?

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 3:03 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Well are these programs you’d use frequently on the tablet?

If so then you might wanna stick k with Windows.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 4:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

No.  Perhaps I should consider it.  I didn’t want to learn a new operating system but maybe it wouldn’t be that much different.  Also, there are a few programs I’d like to use that may not be available in Android versions like MP3 Direct Cut, Tapin Radio, and perhaps one or two others.

 

Gene

 

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:44 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

You’re  not gonna find a Windows tablit anywhere near as cheap as Computers for the blind.

The cheapeast iPad isn’t that cheap either.

Have you used android before?

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.

 

But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well. 

 

I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks for your help. Jim

 


Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Gene
 

I’m not sure how I will use the Windows 10 machine yet.  I might mainly use the programs on the Windows 7 machine.  As I think about it, the programs may not be an important issue.
 
I’m not sure I would want to give up Eloquence.  Is it available for Android and is browsing as well developed such as with quick access commands?
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 3:03 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
 

Well are these programs you’d use frequently on the tablet?

If so then you might wanna stick k with Windows.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 4:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

No.  Perhaps I should consider it.  I didn’t want to learn a new operating system but maybe it wouldn’t be that much different.  Also, there are a few programs I’d like to use that may not be available in Android versions like MP3 Direct Cut, Tapin Radio, and perhaps one or two others.

 

Gene

 

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:44 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

You’re  not gonna find a Windows tablit anywhere near as cheap as Computers for the blind.

The cheapeast iPad isn’t that cheap either.

Have you used android before?

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.

 

But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well. 

 

I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks for your help. Jim

 


Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

John Holcomb II
 

Well are these programs you’d use frequently on the tablet?

If so then you might wanna stick k with Windows.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 4:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

No.  Perhaps I should consider it.  I didn’t want to learn a new operating system but maybe it wouldn’t be that much different.  Also, there are a few programs I’d like to use that may not be available in Android versions like MP3 Direct Cut, Tapin Radio, and perhaps one or two others.

 

Gene

 

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:44 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

You’re  not gonna find a Windows tablit anywhere near as cheap as Computers for the blind.

The cheapeast iPad isn’t that cheap either.

Have you used android before?

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.

 

But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well. 

 

I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks for your help. Jim

 


Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

John Holcomb II
 

Here’s a link which  should help you.

The Best Windows Tablets for 2021 | PCMag

 

 

I personally wouldn’t get anything less t than Core I5 and 8GB of ram.

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 3:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

I’d rather get a Windows tablet.

 

I’d like an idea of the price of a good Windows tablet. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:40 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Gene, I don't think you could find an iPad for less than a computer for the blind, but you could an Amazon Kindle, or for maybe the same price. Also, the RCA Pro is an Android tablet. I just simply, literally despised the keyboard that came with the one I had though. I thought it was clumsy and sluggish. I never gain proficiency on it, like I have, on all thingds, the screen one on my iPhone. It could be that I have worked harder on the iPhone, and had more information about how to use it than I did the one on that tablet. Nevertheless, the RCA Pro is a good buy, if they still have them.

Because of my tablet experience, I had no intention of getting a keyboard for my iPhone, and another reason for that was to have to have some kind of peripheral with it. On the tablet, the keyboard was attached, but it could be removed, and you could use just the touch screen, which was a big one, probably almost the size of one of a desk top.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.
 
But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well.
 
I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Veronica Kirk <mailto:veronicaa.kirk@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.iomailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks for your help. Jim










Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Gene
 

No.  Perhaps I should consider it.  I didn’t want to learn a new operating system but maybe it wouldn’t be that much different.  Also, there are a few programs I’d like to use that may not be available in Android versions like MP3 Direct Cut, Tapin Radio, and perhaps one or two others.
 
Gene
 

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
 

You’re  not gonna find a Windows tablit anywhere near as cheap as Computers for the blind.

The cheapeast iPad isn’t that cheap either.

Have you used android before?

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.

 

But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well. 

 

I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks for your help. Jim

 


Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Loy
 


I have used a fire tablet, which is very reasonable in price. I have an IPad and a laptop and desktop computer both running Win10. I personally don't care much for the tablets except for listening to books and music etc. I find them difficult to hold comfortably with arthritic hands. IPhone is much easier to use than the larger tablets. I use my older desktop over the newer laptop and I like Windows 10 over Windows 7.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

I want both, which is one reason I haven’t upgraded my machine. 
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
 

I have not used a tablet, so I cannot give an opinion on that.  I am glad, however, to have both a windows 10 computer and a windows 7.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.

 

But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well. 

 

I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks for your help. Jim

 


Re: Pixel 4A and latest TalkBack

John Holcomb II
 

It should, yes.

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie Nelson
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 3:47 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Pixel 4A and latest TalkBack

 

Will the Pixel 4A with 5G get the latest talk Back and will it support the multi finger gestures?

Thanks, Marie

 

I'm a multitasker. I can listen, ignore and forget all at the same time!


Pixel 4A and latest TalkBack

Marie Nelson
 

Will the Pixel 4A with 5G get the latest talk Back and will it support the multi finger gestures?
Thanks, Marie
 
I'm a multitasker. I can listen, ignore and forget all at the same time!


Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Gene
 

I’d rather get a Windows tablet.
 
I’d like an idea of the price of a good Windows tablet. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:40 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
 
Gene, I don't think you could find an iPad for less than a computer for the blind, but you could an Amazon Kindle, or for maybe the same price. Also, the RCA Pro is an Android tablet. I just simply, literally despised the keyboard that came with the one I had though. I thought it was clumsy and sluggish. I never gain proficiency on it, like I have, on all thingds, the screen one on my iPhone. It could be that I have worked harder on the iPhone, and had more information about how to use it than I did the one on that tablet. Nevertheless, the RCA Pro is a good buy, if they still have them.

Because of my tablet experience, I had no intention of getting a keyboard for my iPhone, and another reason for that was to have to have some kind of peripheral with it. On the tablet, the keyboard was attached, but it could be removed, and you could use just the touch screen, which was a big one, probably almost the size of one of a desk top.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.
 
But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well.
 
I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Veronica Kirk <mailto:veronicaa.kirk@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks for your help. Jim











Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

John Holcomb II
 

You’re  not gonna find a Windows tablit anywhere near as cheap as Computers for the blind.

The cheapeast iPad isn’t that cheap either.

Have you used android before?

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.

 

But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well. 

 

I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks for your help. Jim

 


Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Gene
 

I want both, which is one reason I haven’t upgraded my machine. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
 

I have not used a tablet, so I cannot give an opinion on that.  I am glad, however, to have both a windows 10 computer and a windows 7.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.

 

But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well. 

 

I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks for your help. Jim

 


Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Carolyn Arnold
 

Gene, I don't think you could find an iPad for less than a computer for the blind, but you could an Amazon Kindle, or for maybe the same price. Also, the RCA Pro is an Android tablet. I just simply, literally despised the keyboard that came with the one I had though. I thought it was clumsy and sluggish. I never gain proficiency on it, like I have, on all thingds, the screen one on my iPhone. It could be that I have worked harder on the iPhone, and had more information about how to use it than I did the one on that tablet. Nevertheless, the RCA Pro is a good buy, if they still have them.

Because of my tablet experience, I had no intention of getting a keyboard for my iPhone, and another reason for that was to have to have some kind of peripheral with it. On the tablet, the keyboard was attached, but it could be removed, and you could use just the touch screen, which was a big one, probably almost the size of one of a desk top.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase. the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.

But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard. I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well.

I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Veronica Kirk <mailto:veronicaa.kirk@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?


I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while. It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.



On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks for your help. Jim


Question about Live Captioning in a Zoom meeting

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

I know that live captioning can be used in Zoom, but I don't remember which one is considered the best. Is it Scribe for Meetings? As I understand it, you need to have a paid subscription for this one, so is there a free or one-time cost program that's most reliable?

Thanks,


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Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Veronica Kirk
 

I have not used a tablet, so I cannot give an opinion on that.  I am glad, however, to have both a windows 10 computer and a windows 7.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.

 

But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well. 

 

I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks for your help. Jim

 


Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Gene
 

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.
 
But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well. 
 
I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks for your help. Jim

 


Re: Issues with user accounts and passwords in Windows 10

Thomas N. Chan
 

I will reset or change the password and try it again.
Type change password in the start and go on from there.

--------------------
regards
Thomas N. Chan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, 2 May 2021 7:26 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Issues with user accounts and passwords in Windows 10

Hello listers, I have recently begun to encounter a really annoying issue with UAC when using my laptop. No matter how many times I try and enter the correct password when getting any sort of UAC prompt, I’m told the password is incorrect. This also happens when I try and use another account on this machine. I should mention that I don’t use this machine very often but I’m pretty sure I’m entering the correct passwords. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might be able to solve this one?

Thanks.
Mary.


Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Veronica Kirk
 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks for your help. Jim

 

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