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Re: A jaws speaking issue

Mike B.
 

Hi Kay,
 
On the other list you said that the computer was rebooted, it took awhile but now it's back up and running.  Is this still the case?  If you like and if you still have my phone number you can give me a call.  This isn't a Jaws issue, but it sounds like either a bad keyboard or a OS problem.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A jaws speaking issue

It now says something like, unknown jaws key and then I can't get it to do anything.  When I press keys it is like it is in some kind of key describer mode.  YOU can't route jaws
to PC and it won't do anything.  If I try pressing insert with anything it just says the letter of what I pressed
Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A jaws speaking issue

Hi Kay,
 
Try running Jaws with its default settings to see if it's some sort of setting that could be causing this.  Try the following.
1. Press, Insert / Jaws ke + spacebar, then press the letter, Z.  This will run Jaws 17 latest & all Jaws later versions in default mode, & this keystroke
is a toggle, so just invoke the keystroke again to run them with your settings back.
 
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 4:07 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A jaws speaking issue

Mike,
 I'll give this a shot.  Thanks.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A jaws speaking issue

Hi Kay,
 
Another thing to check is your typing interrupt setting, as suggested on another list.  Press, Insert + 6, to open the Settings Center.
 
Now press, Control, shift + D, to open Settings Center default all applications.
 
Down arrow to, Users, and right arrow to open.
 
Down arrow to the, Typing Interrupt, checkbox and if this isn't checked press the spacebar to check it then apply and okay your way out to save and close.
 
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 5:01 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] A jaws speaking issue

Hi all,
I have finally gotten irritated enough to want to fix this.  What this is, is that when I press control to shut Jaws up, it does not shut up.  In fact, it takes several presses of control before silence reigns.  This is a Windows 7 machine with Jaws 19.  Sorry about it not being updated but that is all I could doo.  It happens both with my DecTalk USB express and Eloquence.  Does anyone have any ideas as to what I should look in to?  Thanks much.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 


Re: A jaws speaking issue

Kay Malmquist
 

It now says something like, unknown jaws key and then I can't get it to do anything.  When I press keys it is like it is in some kind of key describer mode.  YOU can't route jaws
to PC and it won't do anything.  If I try pressing insert with anything it just says the letter of what I pressed
Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A jaws speaking issue

Hi Kay,
 
Try running Jaws with its default settings to see if it's some sort of setting that could be causing this.  Try the following.
1. Press, Insert / Jaws ke + spacebar, then press the letter, Z.  This will run Jaws 17 latest & all Jaws later versions in default mode, & this keystroke
is a toggle, so just invoke the keystroke again to run them with your settings back.
 
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 4:07 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A jaws speaking issue

Mike,
 I'll give this a shot.  Thanks.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A jaws speaking issue

Hi Kay,
 
Another thing to check is your typing interrupt setting, as suggested on another list.  Press, Insert + 6, to open the Settings Center.
 
Now press, Control, shift + D, to open Settings Center default all applications.
 
Down arrow to, Users, and right arrow to open.
 
Down arrow to the, Typing Interrupt, checkbox and if this isn't checked press the spacebar to check it then apply and okay your way out to save and close.
 
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 5:01 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] A jaws speaking issue

Hi all,
I have finally gotten irritated enough to want to fix this.  What this is, is that when I press control to shut Jaws up, it does not shut up.  In fact, it takes several presses of control before silence reigns.  This is a Windows 7 machine with Jaws 19.  Sorry about it not being updated but that is all I could doo.  It happens both with my DecTalk USB express and Eloquence.  Does anyone have any ideas as to what I should look in to?  Thanks much.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 


Re: Guide dogs on wheels !

Pamela Dominguez
 

I would go for the wheeley dog, or however they do it, because my real live animal of choice is a cat. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: William Vandervest
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Sorry, I prefer O/E (Organic Intellegence) dogs, nothing beats a real Furry
companion, still, I hope this works out.



William Vandervest
timelord09@comcast.net
Win10 latest revision

There are none so blind, as those who will not see.

William Vandervest

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-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
James Bentley
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 19:36
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I find this very interesting. Perhaps its greatest advantage will be that
it can memorize several routes that the user takes on a regular basis. I
wonder how it might deal with unexpected deviations from a regular route.
For example, a bicycle laying across a side walk.

Several companies, universities, and groups have tried to manufacture an AI
guide dog. I hope this one works in our life times.

Thanks for the article,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals
MAY 10, 2021 6:01 AM
Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype robot dog for the
visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an obstacle
is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming cyclists by
playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the wheeled
device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of
one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths users
take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's wheel. These
encoders
monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to provide a more
accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This detection is
a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students across
several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the polytechnic's School of
Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG Enable,
an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote Board. The
grant
funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki Osman,
Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP stands
for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the main
charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually impaired - to
test
the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that the
e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with visual
impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a cane,
which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide wayfinding
instructions,
which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore
last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot guide dog by working
with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-traffic-
light-signals/


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Re: A jaws speaking issue

Mike B.
 

Hi Kay,
 
Try running Jaws with its default settings to see if it's some sort of setting that could be causing this.  Try the following.
1. Press, Insert / Jaws ke + spacebar, then press the letter, Z.  This will run Jaws 17 latest & all Jaws later versions in default mode, & this keystroke
is a toggle, so just invoke the keystroke again to run them with your settings back.
 
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 4:07 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A jaws speaking issue

Mike,
 I'll give this a shot.  Thanks.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A jaws speaking issue

Hi Kay,
 
Another thing to check is your typing interrupt setting, as suggested on another list.  Press, Insert + 6, to open the Settings Center.
 
Now press, Control, shift + D, to open Settings Center default all applications.
 
Down arrow to, Users, and right arrow to open.
 
Down arrow to the, Typing Interrupt, checkbox and if this isn't checked press the spacebar to check it then apply and okay your way out to save and close.
 
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 5:01 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] A jaws speaking issue

Hi all,
I have finally gotten irritated enough to want to fix this.  What this is, is that when I press control to shut Jaws up, it does not shut up.  In fact, it takes several presses of control before silence reigns.  This is a Windows 7 machine with Jaws 19.  Sorry about it not being updated but that is all I could doo.  It happens both with my DecTalk USB express and Eloquence.  Does anyone have any ideas as to what I should look in to?  Thanks much.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 


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Nimer Jaber
 

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Re: A jaws speaking issue

Gene
 

This doesn't apply.  the help for this setting says that control will still continue to interrupt speech.  here is the help from my old version of JAWS but it is probably the same help in new versions.


Clear this check box to have JAWS continue speaking information from the last command, even if you press keys such as letters or numbers.  Pressing CTRL will still interrupt speech. Using keystrokes to interrupt speech frees JAWS to begin speaking text from the most recent command. This check box is selected


Gene

On 50q0q0/16/2021 6:07 PM, Kay Malmquist wrote:
Mike,
 I'll give this a shot.  Thanks.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A jaws speaking issue

Hi Kay,
 
Another thing to check is your typing interrupt setting, as suggested on another list.  Press, Insert + 6, to open the Settings Center.
 
Now press, Control, shift + D, to open Settings Center default all applications.
 
Down arrow to, Users, and right arrow to open.
 
Down arrow to the, Typing Interrupt, checkbox and if this isn't checked press the spacebar to check it then apply and okay your way out to save and close.
 
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 5:01 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] A jaws speaking issue

Hi all,
I have finally gotten irritated enough to want to fix this.  What this is, is that when I press control to shut Jaws up, it does not shut up.  In fact, it takes several presses of control before silence reigns.  This is a Windows 7 machine with Jaws 19.  Sorry about it not being updated but that is all I could doo.  It happens both with my DecTalk USB express and Eloquence.  Does anyone have any ideas as to what I should look in to?  Thanks much.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 


Re: A jaws speaking issue

Kay Malmquist
 

Mike,
 I'll give this a shot.  Thanks.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A jaws speaking issue

Hi Kay,
 
Another thing to check is your typing interrupt setting, as suggested on another list.  Press, Insert + 6, to open the Settings Center.
 
Now press, Control, shift + D, to open Settings Center default all applications.
 
Down arrow to, Users, and right arrow to open.
 
Down arrow to the, Typing Interrupt, checkbox and if this isn't checked press the spacebar to check it then apply and okay your way out to save and close.
 
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 5:01 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] A jaws speaking issue

Hi all,
I have finally gotten irritated enough to want to fix this.  What this is, is that when I press control to shut Jaws up, it does not shut up.  In fact, it takes several presses of control before silence reigns.  This is a Windows 7 machine with Jaws 19.  Sorry about it not being updated but that is all I could doo.  It happens both with my DecTalk USB express and Eloquence.  Does anyone have any ideas as to what I should look in to?  Thanks much.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 


Apple Brass Reportedly Hushed Up iPhone Hack!

Janet
 

Happy Sunday Everyone!
I just came across this scary BUT interesting article, I thought I would share.

Janet

Apple Brass Reportedly Hushed Up iPhone Hack
Millions of phones affected
by
Sascha Brodsky
Published May 11, 2021 11:23AM EDT
fact checked by
Rich Scherr

Apple executives didn't tell users about a 2015 hack of 128 million iPhones, according to a new report. 
The hack was first uncovered when Apple employees started looking into malicious App Store apps, according to
Ars Technica.
Eventually, the company found 2,500 malicious apps that had been downloaded 203 million times. 

News that Apple knew of the hacking came recently during Epic Games' ongoing lawsuit. An
email entered into court
shows that managers were aware of the problem.  "...Due to the large number of customers potentially affected, do we want to send an email to all of them?"
Matthew Fischer, vice president of the App Store, wrote in the email. However, the hacks were never made public by Apple. 
The malicious apps were developed using a counterfeit copy of Apple's iOS and OS X app development tool, Xcode. The fake software put harmful code alongside
normal app functions.
Once the code was installed, the iPhones slipped out of the control of their owners.  The iPhones communicated with a remote server and revealed device
information, including the infected app's name, the app-bundle identifier, network information, the device's "identifier for vendor" details, and the device
name, type, and unique identifier, Ars Technica reported.
Observers were critical of Apple's decision not to inform users about the hack. 
"Seems they feared public outrage and backlash more than standing up and telling customers about the potential risks involved."
"The key here for Apple is to clearly outline the impact to the end-user and not just send out a technical alert and update that is embedded in their release
notes," Setu Kulkarni, a vice president at
cybersecurity firm WhiteHat Security,
said in an email interview. 
The hacks highlight potential security problems with apps, Dirk Schrader, a vice president at cybersecurity firm
New Net Technologies,
said in an email interview. 
"Both large app stores, Google's Play Store, as well as Apple's, are essentially a large malware distribution platform if not managed well," he added.
"That email, and Apple's decision not to inform customers and the public, demonstrates what that means. Seems they feared public outrage and backlash more
than standing up and telling customers about the potential risks involved."
Thanks for letting us know!


https://www.lifewire.com/apple-brass-reportedly-hushed-up-iphone-hack-5184351?tm_term=

Peace Be With You.


Re: A jaws speaking issue

Dave Mitchel
 

Mike B, send me a message off list please.

dbmitchel@...


thx, Dave in Forks

On 5/16/2021 10:47 AM, Mike B wrote:
Hi Kay,
 
Another thing to check is your typing interrupt setting, as suggested on another list.  Press, Insert + 6, to open the Settings Center.
 
Now press, Control, shift + D, to open Settings Center default all applications.
 
Down arrow to, Users, and right arrow to open.
 
Down arrow to the, Typing Interrupt, checkbox and if this isn't checked press the spacebar to check it then apply and okay your way out to save and close.
 
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 5:01 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] A jaws speaking issue

Hi all,
I have finally gotten irritated enough to want to fix this.  What this is, is that when I press control to shut Jaws up, it does not shut up.  In fact, it takes several presses of control before silence reigns.  This is a Windows 7 machine with Jaws 19.  Sorry about it not being updated but that is all I could doo.  It happens both with my DecTalk USB express and Eloquence.  Does anyone have any ideas as to what I should look in to?  Thanks much.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 


Re: A jaws speaking issue

Mike B.
 

Hi Kay,
 
Another thing to check is your typing interrupt setting, as suggested on another list.  Press, Insert + 6, to open the Settings Center.
 
Now press, Control, shift + D, to open Settings Center default all applications.
 
Down arrow to, Users, and right arrow to open.
 
Down arrow to the, Typing Interrupt, checkbox and if this isn't checked press the spacebar to check it then apply and okay your way out to save and close.
 
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 5:01 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] A jaws speaking issue

Hi all,
I have finally gotten irritated enough to want to fix this.  What this is, is that when I press control to shut Jaws up, it does not shut up.  In fact, it takes several presses of control before silence reigns.  This is a Windows 7 machine with Jaws 19.  Sorry about it not being updated but that is all I could doo.  It happens both with my DecTalk USB express and Eloquence.  Does anyone have any ideas as to what I should look in to?  Thanks much.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 


Re: Questions about entertaining media apps and services

John Holcomb II
 

Yeah.
Like take HBO Max, Peacock, Netflix, Apple TV, CBS All Access, etc.
All different content.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon Hooley
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:47 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Questions about entertaining media apps and services

Oh, is it because each TV app hastheir oown type of content?

Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit www.CochlearAmericas.com

On May 16, 2021, at 10:06 AM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:

To answer your question about why there are so many apps.
Because everybody has rights to different content and they all want to
keep you in their ecosystem.
John






Re: Questions about entertaining media apps and services

Sharon Hooley
 

Oh, is it because each TV app hastheir oown type of content?

Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit
www.CochlearAmericas.com

On May 16, 2021, at 10:06 AM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:

To answer your question about why there are so many apps.
Because everybody has rights to different content and they all want to keep
you in their ecosystem.
John






Re: Questions about entertaining media apps and services

John Holcomb II
 

To answer your question about why there are so many apps.
Because everybody has rights to different content and they all want to keep
you in their ecosystem.
John


Re: Guide dogs on wheels !

goshawk on horseback
 

in my view, it's a question of which would you rather buy?
A, something that does a job up to a point, but has a number of limitations, so is only reasonably useful.
or B, even if it is a bit more expensive, something that is really useful in virtually all places/environments, and that can really help as well.

I know which I would choose.

Simon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carolyn Arnold" <4carolyna@windstream.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 2:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !


Simon, I think you have some great ideas. These ideas could
make the guide dog on wheels be almost as good as a guide
guy like my husband.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of goshawk on
horseback
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !
Importance: High

sounds like a good start, but I can think of a few possible
improvements, as
follows:
1, giving it gps and maps, to A, improve accuracy further,
and B, actually work out routs, either when in a new area,
or for those who have little or no sense of direction, so
don't have any routs to teach it.
2, giving it OCR, which could be used for all sorts of
things, such as reading road or shop signs, to improve it's
accuracy still further, and making it more useful in places
like shopping centres, reading bus info, which could help
one find the right bus, and get off it at the right place,
and probably a range of other uses.
and 3, giving it proper legs and walking movements. I say
this, as only giving it wheels would make it very limited in
indoor environments, such as department stores, shopping
centres, hotels, blocks of flats, airports, train stations,
the tube, etc. where there could well be stairs or
escalators to be used, or even things like rough ground for
those in to country walks. where as with legs and the right
movements, it could very probably navigate these as well.

don't get me wrong, I really like the idea, but if it is
going to be really useful, then personally, I do think it
has a way to go yet.

Simon


----- Original Message -----
From: "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 11:04 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !


Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted
below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light
signals
MAY 10, 2021 6:01 AM
Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype
robot dog for the
visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect
when an obstacle
is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes
that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to
oncoming cyclists by
playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to
the wheeled
device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to
an accuracy of
one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records
paths users
take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's
wheel. These
encoders
monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to
provide a more
accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect
obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents
from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial
intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road.
This detection is
a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour
blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP
students across
several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead
specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the
polytechnic's School of
Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant
by SG Enable,
an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the
Tote Board. The
grant
funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr
Maliki Osman,
Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's
graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of
what NYP stands
for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to
those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community
during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs
Singapore - the main
charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually
impaired - to
test
the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd
said that the
e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons
with visual
impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog
onto a cane,
which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to
provide wayfinding
instructions,
which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum
of Singapore
last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot
guide dog by working
with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the
project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstac
les-and-traffic-light-signals/


Peace Be With You.
















Questions about entertaining media apps and services

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

I'm wondering, with all the movie streaming subscription services, like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc, which do you think carries the most variety of content? Also, why are there different TV apps? I'd appreciate any input.

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How do I access Picture and Picture on my iPhone?

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Hi,

I was trying to watch The Chosen, about the life of Christ. It's listed on the Applevis website. According to the review, it's easy to find the play button, but the only way I can seem to control it is when I get to Picture and Picture. The problem is that I don't know how to access it consistently. With the iPhone XR and latest IOS update, how do you open it?

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Re: Guide dogs on wheels !

Carolyn Arnold
 

Simon, I think you have some great ideas. These ideas could
make the guide dog on wheels be almost as good as a guide
guy like my husband.

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Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !
Importance: High

sounds like a good start, but I can think of a few possible
improvements, as
follows:
1, giving it gps and maps, to A, improve accuracy further,
and B, actually work out routs, either when in a new area,
or for those who have little or no sense of direction, so
don't have any routs to teach it.
2, giving it OCR, which could be used for all sorts of
things, such as reading road or shop signs, to improve it's
accuracy still further, and making it more useful in places
like shopping centres, reading bus info, which could help
one find the right bus, and get off it at the right place,
and probably a range of other uses.
and 3, giving it proper legs and walking movements. I say
this, as only giving it wheels would make it very limited in
indoor environments, such as department stores, shopping
centres, hotels, blocks of flats, airports, train stations,
the tube, etc. where there could well be stairs or
escalators to be used, or even things like rough ground for
those in to country walks. where as with legs and the right
movements, it could very probably navigate these as well.

don't get me wrong, I really like the idea, but if it is
going to be really useful, then personally, I do think it
has a way to go yet.

Simon


----- Original Message -----
From: "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 11:04 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !


Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted
below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light
signals
MAY 10, 2021 6:01 AM
Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype
robot dog for the
visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect
when an obstacle
is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes
that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to
oncoming cyclists by
playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to
the wheeled
device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to
an accuracy of
one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records
paths users
take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's
wheel. These
encoders
monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to
provide a more
accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect
obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents
from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial
intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road.
This detection is
a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour
blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP
students across
several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead
specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the
polytechnic's School of
Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant
by SG Enable,
an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the
Tote Board. The
grant
funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr
Maliki Osman,
Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's
graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of
what NYP stands
for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to
those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community
during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs
Singapore - the main
charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually
impaired - to
test
the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd
said that the
e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons
with visual
impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog
onto a cane,
which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to
provide wayfinding
instructions,
which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum
of Singapore
last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot
guide dog by working
with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the
project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstac
les-and-traffic-light-signals/


Peace Be With You.


Re: A jaws speaking issue

Mike B.
 

Hi Kay,
 
Does both control keys not work?  Does it do it with other Jaws versions, if installed?
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 5:01 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] A jaws speaking issue

Hi all,
I have finally gotten irritated enough to want to fix this.  What this is, is that when I press control to shut Jaws up, it does not shut up.  In fact, it takes several presses of control before silence reigns.  This is a Windows 7 machine with Jaws 19.  Sorry about it not being updated but that is all I could doo.  It happens both with my DecTalk USB express and Eloquence.  Does anyone have any ideas as to what I should look in to?  Thanks much.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
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A jaws speaking issue

Kay Malmquist
 

Hi all,
I have finally gotten irritated enough to want to fix this.  What this is, is that when I press control to shut Jaws up, it does not shut up.  In fact, it takes several presses of control before silence reigns.  This is a Windows 7 machine with Jaws 19.  Sorry about it not being updated but that is all I could doo.  It happens both with my DecTalk USB express and Eloquence.  Does anyone have any ideas as to what I should look in to?  Thanks much.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 

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