Date   

Re: Talking battery meter

Carolyn Arnold
 

Thanks for that information, Dave.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 9:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

Hi Carolyn,


I bought mine over 20 years ago, and I bought it from some place in Canada. Paid about $50 for it back then.



My wife uses a lot of Battery powered items, and she is always having me test Batteries. In spite of what some might think, using a Multi meter works fine for what I need.


Carolyn, the Multi meter I own, has two probes which are plugged into the unit, which is about the size

of a Fat Old Fashioned Transistor Radio. It has a Dial on the Front because it is capable of measuring a number of other things besides just voltage. It does DC and AC current. It will measure OHMS, plus a few other things I can't recall.


I turn the dial to DC, which stands for Direct Current. One probe tip is touching one end of the Battery, while the other probe tip touches the other end. There is a small Button on one of the probes to push to make it speak. There is also a larger button on the unit itself, that will also make it speak.


I have never measured a Hearing Aid Battery, but I have measured the Flat Disc style Batteries that are found inside of most Computers.


Between my wife and I, our Batteries are either New and fully charged, or they are Dead, or almost Dead, and this unit measures those Batteries fine enough for us.



Grumpy Dave


Re: [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

Monte Single
 

No,  When I spoke with m s tech support,  they indicated the problem was  happening with jaws also,

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: May 11, 2021 1:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

 

OK, I may have missed part of this thread but I have just one question.

 

Is this problem specific to NVDA or does it occur also with Jaws?

 

James B 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis L
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:39 AM
To: blindtech@groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

 

Why the hell did they do it that way?  Here is a simpler fix that Microsoft gave me.  it is working fine.  follow the below instructions.

How to disable updates in Office:

1. Open any Office apps.

2. Go to File tab and down to account

3. Tab to check for updates

4. disable updates

5. relaunch Outlook

Role back instructions.

1.            Close the Outlook.

2.            Open elevated command prompt and type below comman

To open command prompt do windows R and type cmd and press enter.  d

3 type the following command:

cd %programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun

4.            Type in:

officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13901.20462

This will role you back to the April version.

 

 

From: blindtech@groups.io <blindtech@groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:56 PM
To: blindtech@groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

 

HI Lists,

 

Please excuse the cross post.

This may be of interest  for  some outlook users.

2 or 3 days ago, the autofill function in outlook 2016 stopped working on my win10 pc with nvda.

This afternoon, I called the micro soft disability help desk;    and the case worker said it was a known problem that is being worked on.

We  used the quick assist feature  of win10 and the problem is currently resolved  with a rollback of office I think.. It took more than an hour and “regedit” was used.

 

May your autofill be  just right.

 

Cheers,

 

Monte


Re: [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

Dennis L <dennisl1982@...>
 

This is also a jaws problem 


Dennis Long
 


From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> on behalf of James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 3:51:45 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016
 

OK, I may have missed part of this thread but I have just one question.

 

Is this problem specific to NVDA or does it occur also with Jaws?

 

James B 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis L
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:39 AM
To: blindtech@groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

 

Why the hell did they do it that way?  Here is a simpler fix that Microsoft gave me.  it is working fine.  follow the below instructions.

How to disable updates in Office:

1. Open any Office apps.

2. Go to File tab and down to account

3. Tab to check for updates

4. disable updates

5. relaunch Outlook

Role back instructions.

1.            Close the Outlook.

2.            Open elevated command prompt and type below comman

To open command prompt do windows R and type cmd and press enter.  d

3 type the following command:

cd %programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun

4.            Type in:

officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13901.20462

This will role you back to the April version.

 

 

From: blindtech@groups.io <blindtech@groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:56 PM
To: blindtech@groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

 

HI Lists,

 

Please excuse the cross post.

This may be of interest  for  some outlook users.

2 or 3 days ago, the autofill function in outlook 2016 stopped working on my win10 pc with nvda.

This afternoon, I called the micro soft disability help desk;    and the case worker said it was a known problem that is being worked on.

We  used the quick assist feature  of win10 and the problem is currently resolved  with a rollback of office I think.. It took more than an hour and “regedit” was used.

 

May your autofill be  just right.

 

Cheers,

 

Monte


Re: [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

James Bentley
 

OK, I may have missed part of this thread but I have just one question.

 

Is this problem specific to NVDA or does it occur also with Jaws?

 

James B 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis L
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:39 AM
To: blindtech@groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

 

Why the hell did they do it that way?  Here is a simpler fix that Microsoft gave me.  it is working fine.  follow the below instructions.

How to disable updates in Office:

1. Open any Office apps.

2. Go to File tab and down to account

3. Tab to check for updates

4. disable updates

5. relaunch Outlook

Role back instructions.

1.            Close the Outlook.

2.            Open elevated command prompt and type below comman

To open command prompt do windows R and type cmd and press enter.  d

3 type the following command:

cd %programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun

4.            Type in:

officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13901.20462

This will role you back to the April version.

 

 

From: blindtech@groups.io <blindtech@groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:56 PM
To: blindtech@groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

 

HI Lists,

 

Please excuse the cross post.

This may be of interest  for  some outlook users.

2 or 3 days ago, the autofill function in outlook 2016 stopped working on my win10 pc with nvda.

This afternoon, I called the micro soft disability help desk;    and the case worker said it was a known problem that is being worked on.

We  used the quick assist feature  of win10 and the problem is currently resolved  with a rollback of office I think.. It took more than an hour and “regedit” was used.

 

May your autofill be  just right.

 

Cheers,

 

Monte


Re: A Set of Eyes Helps You Engage with Your Computer !

Mich Verrier
 

Yes I agree this sounds like it would be promising how ever like was stated a lot of blindness products never make it past prodo type stage and into the blindness market and I think that is quite sad. From Mich.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: May 11, 2021 12:34 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A Set of Eyes Helps You Engage with Your Computer !

 

Hi:

 

Yes, this does sound interesting. There is a lot of technology and potentially great software for the blind being developed and we will just have to see what actually makes it to the blind consumer and what the blind consumer actually likes to use. Over the years, there has been a lot of technology for the blind that showed promise, but it never caught on because it wasn’t practical to keep developing it or the blind community just didn’t like it.

 

Blessings,

 

Victor

 



On May 10, 2021, at 6:36 PM, Mike B <mb69mach1@...> wrote:



Hi Janet,

 

Thanks much, sounds very interesting.

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

 

 

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

From: Janet

Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:16 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] A Set of Eyes Helps You Engage with Your Computer !

 

HI All,
I'm finally getting a chance to read again, and I just came across this article, and thought some might be interested in reading about what I copied and pasted below. 

Janet

A Set of Eyes Helps You Engage with Your Computer Screen
Pneuma Solutions Team . May 5, 2021 . 1:58 pm
This logo for A Set of Eyes (ASOE) includes an illustration of an open eye and braille dots
Here at Pneuma Solutions, we're always on the prowl for the latest technology that could redefine the way we interact with the world. Some of this technology
we adopt into our own workflow for your benefit. At other times we have to stand back in admiration at the ingenuity other teams are leveraging to make
the world more inclusive.
A student team at Johns Hopkins is developing a screen reader that takes a unique approach to rendering text. The prototype is called A Set of Eyes, and
it seeks to provide an intelligent means of engaging with elements on environments like websites.
Webinar screen: (left to right) Jonathan Edwards, David Calvo, Jada Campbell, Kavya Tumkur and Hannah Lynn.
The Johns Hopkins student team: (left to right) Jonathan Edwards, David Calvo, Jada Campbell, Kavya Tumkur and Hannah Lynn.
According to one of the students, Jonathan Edwards: "The term "screen reader" is kind of a misnomer-it's not really a piece of software that "reads" your
computer screen. It actually scrapes the webpage's underlying HTML code and reads back to you what that code is out loud. . Our approach involves using
computer vision and machine learning to detach the screen reader from the underlying code and also provide users with a flexible user interface-meaning
they can practically talk with our screen reader to get information on the page."
Our very own David Calvo is spearheading the project. He adds: "Imagine constantly relying on other people to do things like pay your bills or schedule
appointments online! ASoE is the screen reader that my dad can rely on to do all of these things himself."
Design Day
 challenges students to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to a real world application. This year's demos will feature A Set of Eyes, and
we are confident the project will stand out as one of the university's most promising initiatives with tangible benefit to the millions of blind people
who rely on technology to lead successful and independent lives.
This is an exciting glimpse into the future.


https://pneumasolutions.com/a-set-of-eyes-helps-you-engage-with-your-computer-screen/ 

Peace Be With You.






Re: [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

Dennis L <dennisl1982@...>
 

Why the hell did they do it that way?  Here is a simpler fix that Microsoft gave me.  it is working fine.  follow the below instructions.

How to disable updates in Office:

1. Open any Office apps.

2. Go to File tab and down to account

3. Tab to check for updates

4. disable updates

5. relaunch Outlook

Role back instructions.

1.            Close the Outlook.

2.            Open elevated command prompt and type below comman

To open command prompt do windows R and type cmd and press enter.  d

3 type the following command:

cd %programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun

4.            Type in:

officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13901.20462

This will role you back to the April version.

 

 

From: blindtech@groups.io <blindtech@groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:56 PM
To: blindtech@groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

 

HI Lists,

 

Please excuse the cross post.

This may be of interest  for  some outlook users.

2 or 3 days ago, the autofill function in outlook 2016 stopped working on my win10 pc with nvda.

This afternoon, I called the micro soft disability help desk;    and the case worker said it was a known problem that is being worked on.

We  used the quick assist feature  of win10 and the problem is currently resolved  with a rollback of office I think.. It took more than an hour and “regedit” was used.

 

May your autofill be  just right.

 

Cheers,

 

Monte


Re: A Set of Eyes Helps You Engage with Your Computer !

Victor
 

Hi:

Yes, this does sound interesting. There is a lot of technology and potentially great software for the blind being developed and we will just have to see what actually makes it to the blind consumer and what the blind consumer actually likes to use. Over the years, there has been a lot of technology for the blind that showed promise, but it never caught on because it wasn’t practical to keep developing it or the blind community just didn’t like it.

Blessings,

Victor


On May 10, 2021, at 6:36 PM, Mike B <mb69mach1@...> wrote:


Hi Janet,
 
Thanks much, sounds very interesting.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Janet
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:16 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] A Set of Eyes Helps You Engage with Your Computer !

HI All,
I'm finally getting a chance to read again, and I just came across this article, and thought some might be interested in reading about what I copied and pasted below. 

Janet

A Set of Eyes Helps You Engage with Your Computer Screen
Pneuma Solutions Team . May 5, 2021 . 1:58 pm
This logo for A Set of Eyes (ASOE) includes an illustration of an open eye and braille dots
Here at Pneuma Solutions, we're always on the prowl for the latest technology that could redefine the way we interact with the world. Some of this technology
we adopt into our own workflow for your benefit. At other times we have to stand back in admiration at the ingenuity other teams are leveraging to make
the world more inclusive.
A student team at Johns Hopkins is developing a screen reader that takes a unique approach to rendering text. The prototype is called A Set of Eyes, and
it seeks to provide an intelligent means of engaging with elements on environments like websites.
Webinar screen: (left to right) Jonathan Edwards, David Calvo, Jada Campbell, Kavya Tumkur and Hannah Lynn.
The Johns Hopkins student team: (left to right) Jonathan Edwards, David Calvo, Jada Campbell, Kavya Tumkur and Hannah Lynn.
According to one of the students, Jonathan Edwards: "The term "screen reader" is kind of a misnomer-it's not really a piece of software that "reads" your
computer screen. It actually scrapes the webpage's underlying HTML code and reads back to you what that code is out loud. . Our approach involves using
computer vision and machine learning to detach the screen reader from the underlying code and also provide users with a flexible user interface-meaning
they can practically talk with our screen reader to get information on the page."
Our very own David Calvo is spearheading the project. He adds: "Imagine constantly relying on other people to do things like pay your bills or schedule
appointments online! ASoE is the screen reader that my dad can rely on to do all of these things himself."
Design Day
 challenges students to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to a real world application. This year's demos will feature A Set of Eyes, and
we are confident the project will stand out as one of the university's most promising initiatives with tangible benefit to the millions of blind people
who rely on technology to lead successful and independent lives.
This is an exciting glimpse into the future.


https://pneumasolutions.com/a-set-of-eyes-helps-you-engage-with-your-computer-screen/ 

Peace Be With You.







Re: Firefox question

Teri McElroy
 

Hi Madison

To close one tab in Firefox, just press control w or control F4. Both these methods work for me, but I use control W because it's more convenient. I don't have to reach up to the function keys.


Teri

On 11/05/2021 2:56 pm, Madison Martin wrote:
Hi all,
When using Firefox and you have multiple tabs open is it possible to only close
one tab and if so how do you do this? Anytime I try and do this I get a message
asking me if I want to close all tabs and I can't find any option to only close
the current tab. Using latest versions of Jaws and Windows 10. Thanks Madison






Firefox question

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
When using Firefox and you have multiple tabs open is it possible to only close
one tab and if so how do you do this? Anytime I try and do this I get a message
asking me if I want to close all tabs and I can't find any option to only close
the current tab. Using latest versions of Jaws and Windows 10. Thanks Madison


Re: Using portable drive on windows XP

Gene
 

I wonder if there is something wrong with your XP in some way.  Do you have anything else to test such as with another external drive or with a thumb drive? 
 
If the problem is getting the document from your XP machine somewhere else, you could make it an e-mail attachment or use Dropbox or a file transfer service to get it to your other machine if that is your goal.  You shouldn’t have to use any external drive.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP
 

It’s not that easy.  No matter what I do it still asks to be formatted.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

Just say no and use the drive anyway?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 7:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

I decided to try using my portable drive on windows XP as I have MS Word on that computer and I don’t have MS Word on Windows 10.  However, the XP machine keeps asking if I want to format disk E, which I don’t want to as I have not had to format it on my other computers.  So is there any way that I can use the portable drive on XP without formatting it?  Thank you for any help.

 

Veronica

 


Setting up and using the Alexa Echo

Terrilynne Pomeroy
 

I would like to download the Alexa Echo app to my computer which is using Windows 10 and the latest version of JAWS. Has anyone had positive or negative experiences with using this app on a desktop computer?

 

Thanks,

 

TerriLynne


Re: Dell Security Patch !

Troy Burnham
 

How do I install Dell security updates in windows 10? I went to search and typed dell updates and when that opened it seemed to be showing me what needed to be updated but I couldn't figure out how to do it. Is there another way?


Troy

On 5/10/2021 3:40 PM, Janet wrote:
Hi Everyone,
I'm once again reading, and I just thought I would share, so I copied and pasted below.

Janet


Latest Dell Security Patch Fixes Exploit in Over 300 Computer Models
Both newer and older models dating back to 2009 are affected
by
Joshua Hawkins
Published May 5, 2021 11:05AM EDT

Dell has released a new security patch aimed at fixing a control vulnerability issue in over 300 Dell computer models released since 2009.
The issue impacts a total of 380 Dell device models, according to
Techspot,
and would allow someone who has access to a computer with the exploit to gain escalated privileges and even kernel-level permissions. Essentially, if done,
this would give that user full control of the laptop, allowing them to access any data stored on it.
The issue originally was discovered by
SentinelLabs,
which reported it to Dell in December. This prompted Dell to create the fix, which it has now issued to all affected computers.
Dell also detailed the issue in an
official support document
on its website. Based on this post, it looks like the file which contains the vulnerability, dbutil_2_3.sys, is installed on the susceptible systems when
using firmware update utility packages like Dell Command Update, Dell Update, Alienware Update, and Dell Platform Tags.
Because it's only installed when updating drivers, those who recently purchased computers on the list may not have the affected file installed on their
system.
If you have a computer included on the list, then it is recommended that you install the security patch as soon as possible, just to avoid any possible
problems.
The
FAQs
for the update say that in order to make use of the exploit, a user would have to gain access to your computer through malware, phishing, or being granted
remote access in some way. Both Dell and SentinelLabs also say they have not seen any evidence of this particular vulnerability being exploited, despite
being around since 2009.
The company includes information on three ways to install the patch in its support post, though the easiest method-which uses notification solutions like
Dell Command and Dell Update-won't be available until May 10.


https://www.lifewire.com/latest-dell-security-patch-fixes-an-exploit-in-over-300-computer-models-5183683?m_term=



Peace Be With You.






Re: A Set of Eyes Helps You Engage with Your Computer !

Mike B.
 

Hi Janet,
 
Thanks much, sounds very interesting.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Janet
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:16 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] A Set of Eyes Helps You Engage with Your Computer !

HI All,
I'm finally getting a chance to read again, and I just came across this article, and thought some might be interested in reading about what I copied and pasted below. 

Janet

A Set of Eyes Helps You Engage with Your Computer Screen
Pneuma Solutions Team . May 5, 2021 . 1:58 pm
This logo for A Set of Eyes (ASOE) includes an illustration of an open eye and braille dots
Here at Pneuma Solutions, we're always on the prowl for the latest technology that could redefine the way we interact with the world. Some of this technology
we adopt into our own workflow for your benefit. At other times we have to stand back in admiration at the ingenuity other teams are leveraging to make
the world more inclusive.
A student team at Johns Hopkins is developing a screen reader that takes a unique approach to rendering text. The prototype is called A Set of Eyes, and
it seeks to provide an intelligent means of engaging with elements on environments like websites.
Webinar screen: (left to right) Jonathan Edwards, David Calvo, Jada Campbell, Kavya Tumkur and Hannah Lynn.
The Johns Hopkins student team: (left to right) Jonathan Edwards, David Calvo, Jada Campbell, Kavya Tumkur and Hannah Lynn.
According to one of the students, Jonathan Edwards: "The term "screen reader" is kind of a misnomer-it's not really a piece of software that "reads" your
computer screen. It actually scrapes the webpage's underlying HTML code and reads back to you what that code is out loud. . Our approach involves using
computer vision and machine learning to detach the screen reader from the underlying code and also provide users with a flexible user interface-meaning
they can practically talk with our screen reader to get information on the page."
Our very own David Calvo is spearheading the project. He adds: "Imagine constantly relying on other people to do things like pay your bills or schedule
appointments online! ASoE is the screen reader that my dad can rely on to do all of these things himself."
Design Day
 challenges students to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to a real world application. This year's demos will feature A Set of Eyes, and
we are confident the project will stand out as one of the university's most promising initiatives with tangible benefit to the millions of blind people
who rely on technology to lead successful and independent lives.
This is an exciting glimpse into the future.


https://pneumasolutions.com/a-set-of-eyes-helps-you-engage-with-your-computer-screen/ 

Peace Be With You.







Re: Using portable drive on windows XP

Mike B.
 

Hi Veronica,
 
What size is your portable drive?  XP won't access / recognize or open any drives that are larger than 2TB.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

It’s not that easy.  No matter what I do it still asks to be formatted.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

Just say no and use the drive anyway?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 7:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

I decided to try using my portable drive on windows XP as I have MS Word on that computer and I don’t have MS Word on Windows 10.  However, the XP machine keeps asking if I want to format disk E, which I don’t want to as I have not had to format it on my other computers.  So is there any way that I can use the portable drive on XP without formatting it?  Thank you for any help.

 

Veronica

 


A Set of Eyes Helps You Engage with Your Computer !

Janet
 

HI All,
I'm finally getting a chance to read again, and I just came across this article, and thought some might be interested in reading about what I copied and pasted below.

Janet

A Set of Eyes Helps You Engage with Your Computer Screen
Pneuma Solutions Team . May 5, 2021 . 1:58 pm
This logo for A Set of Eyes (ASOE) includes an illustration of an open eye and braille dots
Here at Pneuma Solutions, we're always on the prowl for the latest technology that could redefine the way we interact with the world. Some of this technology
we adopt into our own workflow for your benefit. At other times we have to stand back in admiration at the ingenuity other teams are leveraging to make
the world more inclusive.
A student team at Johns Hopkins is developing a screen reader that takes a unique approach to rendering text. The prototype is called A Set of Eyes, and
it seeks to provide an intelligent means of engaging with elements on environments like websites.
Webinar screen: (left to right) Jonathan Edwards, David Calvo, Jada Campbell, Kavya Tumkur and Hannah Lynn.
The Johns Hopkins student team: (left to right) Jonathan Edwards, David Calvo, Jada Campbell, Kavya Tumkur and Hannah Lynn.
According to one of the students, Jonathan Edwards: "The term "screen reader" is kind of a misnomer-it's not really a piece of software that "reads" your
computer screen.  It actually scrapes the webpage's underlying HTML code and reads back to you what that code is out loud. . Our approach involves using
computer vision and machine learning to detach the screen reader from the underlying code and also provide users with a flexible user interface-meaning
they can practically talk with our screen reader to get information on the page."
Our very own David Calvo is spearheading the project. He adds: "Imagine constantly relying on other people to do things like pay your bills or schedule
appointments online! ASoE is the screen reader that my dad can rely on to do all of these things himself."
Design Day
challenges students to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to a real world application. This year's demos will feature A Set of Eyes, and
we are confident the project will stand out as one of the university's most promising initiatives with tangible benefit to the millions of blind people
who rely on technology to lead successful and independent lives.
This is an exciting glimpse into the future.


https://pneumasolutions.com/a-set-of-eyes-helps-you-engage-with-your-computer-screen/

Peace Be With You.


Re: Using portable drive on windows XP

Veronica Kirk
 

It’s not that easy.  No matter what I do it still asks to be formatted.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

Just say no and use the drive anyway?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 7:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

I decided to try using my portable drive on windows XP as I have MS Word on that computer and I don’t have MS Word on Windows 10.  However, the XP machine keeps asking if I want to format disk E, which I don’t want to as I have not had to format it on my other computers.  So is there any way that I can use the portable drive on XP without formatting it?  Thank you for any help.

 

Veronica

 


Re: Talking battery meter

Dave
 

Hi Carolyn,


I bought mine over 20 years ago, and I bought it from some place in
Canada.  Paid about $50 for it back then.



My wife uses a lot of Battery powered items, and she is always having me
test Batteries.  In spite of what some might think, using a Multi meter
works fine for what I need.


Carolyn, the Multi meter I own, has two probes which are plugged into
the unit, which is about the size

 of a Fat Old Fashioned Transistor Radio.  It has a Dial on the Front
because it is capable of measuring a number of other things besides just
voltage.  It does DC and AC current.  It will measure OHMS, plus a few
other things I can't recall.


I turn the dial to DC, which stands for Direct Current.  One probe tip
is touching one end of the Battery, while the other probe tip touches
the other end.  There is a small Button on one of the probes to push to
make it speak.  There is also a larger button on the unit itself, that
will also make it speak.


I have never measured a Hearing Aid Battery, but I have measured the
Flat Disc style Batteries that are found inside of most Computers.


Between my wife and I, our Batteries are either New and fully charged,
or they are Dead, or almost Dead, and this unit measures those Batteries
fine enough for us.



Grumpy Dave


problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

Monte Single
 

HI Lists,

 

Please excuse the cross post.

This may be of interest  for  some outlook users.

2 or 3 days ago, the autofill function in outlook 2016 stopped working on my win10 pc with nvda.

This afternoon, I called the micro soft disability help desk;    and the case worker said it was a known problem that is being worked on.

We  used the quick assist feature  of win10 and the problem is currently resolved  with a rollback of office I think.. It took more than an hour and “regedit” was used.

 

May your autofill be  just right.

 

Cheers,

 

Monte


Re: Using portable drive on windows XP

John Holcomb II
 

Just say no and use the drive anyway?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
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To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

I decided to try using my portable drive on windows XP as I have MS Word on that computer and I don’t have MS Word on Windows 10.  However, the XP machine keeps asking if I want to format disk E, which I don’t want to as I have not had to format it on my other computers.  So is there any way that I can use the portable drive on XP without formatting it?  Thank you for any help.

 

Veronica

 


Using portable drive on windows XP

Veronica Kirk
 

I decided to try using my portable drive on windows XP as I have MS Word on that computer and I don’t have MS Word on Windows 10.  However, the XP machine keeps asking if I want to format disk E, which I don’t want to as I have not had to format it on my other computers.  So is there any way that I can use the portable drive on XP without formatting it?  Thank you for any help.

 

Veronica

 

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