Date   

Internet volume.

Carolyn Arnold
 

What are the key strokes to turn up Internet volume, please? I was on a site, and it said it was at zero. I did nothing to change it. I guess it can change itself.

 

Carolyn


This week on Eyes On Success: Equipping Beep Baseballs Around the World

blueskies11
 

This week’s episode of eyes On Success is:

 

2304 Equipping Beep Baseball Worldwide (Jan. 25, 2023)
Show Notes
Learn how beep baseballs are made as well as about the surprising connection between beep baseball and the phone company when hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with John Cruz, lead volunteer for the group that assembles beep baseball equipment, and J Kelly, chapter president of the Colorado Legacy West Pioneers. We’ll also talk about how the game is played.

 

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Re: Checking out a windows XP computer

valiant8086
 

For NVDA to work on xp, you need to use NVDA 2017. Yes you can make a portable copy of NVDA 2017.



Cheers:
Aaron Spears, AKA Valiant8086 General Partner at Valiant Galaxy Associates "we make (VERY GOOD AUDIOGAMES) for the blind comunity" http://valiantGalaxy.com
On 1/14/2023 8:54 PM, heather albright wrote:

Just thinking but, if you have a copy of NVDA on a thumbdrive, should it work? I just wondering; does NVDA even work on xp? Cheers Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2023 6:30 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Checking out a windows XP computer

 

If the computer is plugged in and you have access to whatever you may need to hear speech, the computer will boot up and start to talk if things work as they should.  There is no connection between the Internet and JAWS talking.  Either it will run as an authorized version if you authorized it in the past, or it will run as a demo if you didn't.

Gene

On 1/14/2023 1:42 PM, Veronica Kirk wrote:

Hello to all,

 

I have a windows XP computer that I would like to check whether it is still in working condition or not.  If I just have it plugged in for power and my keyboard connected without any internet, would there be any keys that I would need to press for Jaws to start speaking?  Would bringing up the task manager help at all?  Thanks for any suggestions.

 

Veronica from Texas

 

 

 


Re: new Acer laptop keyboard orientation question

Gene
 

I wasn't discussing having gestures enabled.  As I recall, NVDA used to use the term gestures instead of input when you used NVDA key f1 to toggle what is now called input help on and off.  My memory may be incorrect about that.  Whatever the case, when you see me using the term gestures in my previous messages, substitute the phrase input help, as that is what it is now called.

I'm sorry about the confusion.

Gene

On 1/23/2023 8:30 PM, Sharon Hooley wrote:
Hmm, I wasn't even thinking of gestures.  If I don't have gestures enabled, do you know what the home and end keys might be?


Thanks again,


On 1/23/2023 6:25 PM, Gene wrote:
Here is a correction.  When you issue a fn plus a key that generates the commands you are asking about, gestures help will announce the command.  But only combinations that do things that keyboard help knows about will be announced such as a combination that is used for a key like delete.

On thinking about the question further, it may be that when gestures help is on, fn plus another key combinations won't take any actions even if they aren't announced.  I've never looked into that.  Others may know.  If they don't take any actions, you can try them to see if you can find the commands you want. But I wouldn't experiment unless you definitely know.

I was thinking before about fn plus key commands not being announced when not in gestures mode and how they can change settings on your machine and you will have no idea.


Perhaps others know if gestures mode keeps such combinations from taking any actions.

Gene
On 1/23/2023 8:18 PM, Gene wrote:
It should announce the keys you are asking about.  It does when I press such keys.

I wouldn't use any fn key combinations when using gestures help, or what you are calling keyboard help.  You may take actions without knowing it.  Fn plus other keys isn't announced by screen-readers. My understanding is that on some computers, fn plus this or that key is the command for some of the keys you are asking about.

Others may know how to generate these commands on your model of computer but I wouldn't assume that different models of the same computer use the same combinations.

I haven't looked, but you may be able to find such commands given in the manual.

Or you might do a Google or whatever search engine you use for the brand and model of your computer followed by something like how to you generate and then the commands you want to know.  If it were me, because I am very careful about not playing around with fn commands and I want to be sure I'm using the right one, I would want verification from more than one site of these commands.

Gene

On 1/23/2023 6:10 PM, Sharon Hooley wrote:
Hi

I recently got a new Acer laptop. The last keyboard layout I used included the home and end keys being on the top row between the function and power keys. The delete key was just to the left of the home key. I discovered that the delete key is now 3 to the left of the power key, but I haven't yet learned where the others are. What are the possibilities? Is there a way to force NVDA to announce all keys in key help mode?

Thanks,



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










Re: new Acer laptop keyboard orientation question

Sharon Hooley
 

Oh, okay, I'll find out the model.

On 1/23/2023 6:18 PM, Gene wrote:
It should announce the keys you are asking about.  It does when I press such keys.

I wouldn't use any fn key combinations when using gestures help, or what you are calling keyboard help.  You may take actions without knowing it.  Fn plus other keys isn't announced by screen-readers. My understanding is that on some computers, fn plus this or that key is the command for some of the keys you are asking about.

Others may know how to generate these commands on your model of computer but I wouldn't assume that different models of the same computer use the same combinations.

I haven't looked, but you may be able to find such commands given in the manual.

Or you might do a Google or whatever search engine you use for the brand and model of your computer followed by something like how to you generate and then the commands you want to know.  If it were me, because I am very careful about not playing around with fn commands and I want to be sure I'm using the right one, I would want verification from more than one site of these commands.

Gene

On 1/23/2023 6:10 PM, Sharon Hooley wrote:
Hi

I recently got a new Acer laptop. The last keyboard layout I used included the home and end keys being on the top row between the function and power keys. The delete key was just to the left of the home key. I discovered that the delete key is now 3 to the left of the power key, but I haven't yet learned where the others are. What are the possibilities? Is there a way to force NVDA to announce all keys in key help mode?

Thanks,



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







Re: new Acer laptop keyboard orientation question

Sharon Hooley
 

Hmm, I wasn't even thinking of gestures.  If I don't have gestures enabled, do you know what the home and end keys might be?


Thanks again,

On 1/23/2023 6:25 PM, Gene wrote:
Here is a correction.  When you issue a fn plus a key that generates the commands you are asking about, gestures help will announce the command.  But only combinations that do things that keyboard help knows about will be announced such as a combination that is used for a key like delete.

On thinking about the question further, it may be that when gestures help is on, fn plus another key combinations won't take any actions even if they aren't announced.  I've never looked into that.  Others may know.  If they don't take any actions, you can try them to see if you can find the commands you want.  But I wouldn't experiment unless you definitely know.

I was thinking before about fn plus key commands not being announced when not in gestures mode and how they can change settings on your machine and you will have no idea.


Perhaps others know if gestures mode keeps such combinations from taking any actions.

Gene
On 1/23/2023 8:18 PM, Gene wrote:
It should announce the keys you are asking about.  It does when I press such keys.

I wouldn't use any fn key combinations when using gestures help, or what you are calling keyboard help.  You may take actions without knowing it.  Fn plus other keys isn't announced by screen-readers. My understanding is that on some computers, fn plus this or that key is the command for some of the keys you are asking about.

Others may know how to generate these commands on your model of computer but I wouldn't assume that different models of the same computer use the same combinations.

I haven't looked, but you may be able to find such commands given in the manual.

Or you might do a Google or whatever search engine you use for the brand and model of your computer followed by something like how to you generate and then the commands you want to know.  If it were me, because I am very careful about not playing around with fn commands and I want to be sure I'm using the right one, I would want verification from more than one site of these commands.

Gene

On 1/23/2023 6:10 PM, Sharon Hooley wrote:
Hi

I recently got a new Acer laptop. The last keyboard layout I used included the home and end keys being on the top row between the function and power keys. The delete key was just to the left of the home key. I discovered that the delete key is now 3 to the left of the power key, but I haven't yet learned where the others are. What are the possibilities? Is there a way to force NVDA to announce all keys in key help mode?

Thanks,



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







Re: new Acer laptop keyboard orientation question

Gene
 

Here is a correction.  When you issue a fn plus a key that generates the commands you are asking about, gestures help will announce the command.  But only combinations that do things that keyboard help knows about will be announced such as a combination that is used for a key like delete.

On thinking about the question further, it may be that when gestures help is on, fn plus another key combinations won't take any actions even if they aren't announced.  I've never looked into that.  Others may know.  If they don't take any actions, you can try them to see if you can find the commands you want.  But I wouldn't experiment unless you definitely know.

I was thinking before about fn plus key commands not being announced when not in gestures mode and how they can change settings on your machine and you will have no idea.


Perhaps others know if gestures mode keeps such combinations from taking any actions.

Gene

On 1/23/2023 8:18 PM, Gene wrote:
It should announce the keys you are asking about.  It does when I press such keys.

I wouldn't use any fn key combinations when using gestures help, or what you are calling keyboard help.  You may take actions without knowing it.  Fn plus other keys isn't announced by screen-readers. My understanding is that on some computers, fn plus this or that key is the command for some of the keys you are asking about.

Others may know how to generate these commands on your model of computer but I wouldn't assume that different models of the same computer use the same combinations.

I haven't looked, but you may be able to find such commands given in the manual.

Or you might do a Google or whatever search engine you use for the brand and model of your computer followed by something like how to you generate and then the commands you want to know.  If it were me, because I am very careful about not playing around with fn commands and I want to be sure I'm using the right one, I would want verification from more than one site of these commands.

Gene

On 1/23/2023 6:10 PM, Sharon Hooley wrote:
Hi

I recently got a new Acer laptop. The last keyboard layout I used included the home and end keys being on the top row between the function and power keys. The delete key was just to the left of the home key. I discovered that the delete key is now 3 to the left of the power key, but I haven't yet learned where the others are. What are the possibilities? Is there a way to force NVDA to announce all keys in key help mode?

Thanks,



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



Re: new Acer laptop keyboard orientation question

Gene
 

You might get better help if you give the model of the laptop.

Gene

On 1/23/2023 8:18 PM, Gene via groups.io wrote:
It should announce the keys you are asking about.  It does when I press such keys.

I wouldn't use any fn key combinations when using gestures help, or what you are calling keyboard help.  You may take actions without knowing it.  Fn plus other keys isn't announced by screen-readers. My understanding is that on some computers, fn plus this or that key is the command for some of the keys you are asking about.

Others may know how to generate these commands on your model of computer but I wouldn't assume that different models of the same computer use the same combinations.

I haven't looked, but you may be able to find such commands given in the manual.

Or you might do a Google or whatever search engine you use for the brand and model of your computer followed by something like how to you generate and then the commands you want to know.  If it were me, because I am very careful about not playing around with fn commands and I want to be sure I'm using the right one, I would want verification from more than one site of these commands.

Gene

On 1/23/2023 6:10 PM, Sharon Hooley wrote:
Hi

I recently got a new Acer laptop. The last keyboard layout I used included the home and end keys being on the top row between the function and power keys. The delete key was just to the left of the home key. I discovered that the delete key is now 3 to the left of the power key, but I haven't yet learned where the others are. What are the possibilities? Is there a way to force NVDA to announce all keys in key help mode?

Thanks,



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







Re: new Acer laptop keyboard orientation question

Gene
 

It should announce the keys you are asking about.  It does when I press such keys.

I wouldn't use any fn key combinations when using gestures help, or what you are calling keyboard help.  You may take actions without knowing it.  Fn plus other keys isn't announced by screen-readers. My understanding is that on some computers, fn plus this or that key is the command for some of the keys you are asking about.

Others may know how to generate these commands on your model of computer but I wouldn't assume that different models of the same computer use the same combinations.

I haven't looked, but you may be able to find such commands given in the manual.

Or you might do a Google or whatever search engine you use for the brand and model of your computer followed by something like how to you generate and then the commands you want to know.  If it were me, because I am very careful about not playing around with fn commands and I want to be sure I'm using the right one, I would want verification from more than one site of these commands.

Gene

On 1/23/2023 6:10 PM, Sharon Hooley wrote:
Hi

I recently got a new Acer laptop. The last keyboard layout I used included the home and end keys being on the top row between the function and power keys. The delete key was just to the left of the home key. I discovered that the delete key is now 3 to the left of the power key, but I haven't yet learned where the others are. What are the possibilities? Is there a way to force NVDA to announce all keys in key help mode?

Thanks,



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



new Acer laptop keyboard orientation question

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi

I recently got a new Acer laptop. The last keyboard layout I used included the home and end keys being on the top row between the function and power keys. The delete key was just to the left of the home key. I discovered that the delete key is now 3 to the left of the power key, but I haven't yet learned where the others are. What are the possibilities? Is there a way to force NVDA to announce all keys in key help mode?

Thanks,



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


Re: blind alive

Marda
 

On 1/21/2023 Hi Troy.  Yes those blind alive exercises are great.  I have a lot of them.  For awhile they were freely downloadable and I got them then.  Last time I knew some of them were available on youtube.  I don't know if all of them are but you could check.
Marda12:46 PM, Troy Burnham wrote:

Hi all,


Are the exercises that used to be on BlindAlive.com available anywhere these days? I used to have them but lost them and I'd like to find them again.


Troy






.


Re: blind alive

Troy Burnham
 

Thanks Mike, I got them.


Troy


On 1/21/2023 8:02 PM, -Mike B wrote:


Hi Troy,
 
Here's a Dropbox direct download link, I'll leave this file up for one week for others that might want to grab it.
 
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2023 10:46 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] blind alive

Hi all,


Are the exercises that used to be on BlindAlive.com available anywhere
these days? I used to have them but lost them and I'd like to find them
again.


Troy







Re: blind alive

-Mike B
 


Hi Troy,
 
Here's a Dropbox direct download link, I'll leave this file up for one week for others that might want to grab it.
 
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2023 10:46 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] blind alive

Hi all,


Are the exercises that used to be on BlindAlive.com available anywhere
these days? I used to have them but lost them and I'd like to find them
again.


Troy







Re: blind alive

-Mike B
 


Hi Troy,
 
I have them and I'll post a Dropbox direct download link as soon as I get them uploaded.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2023 10:46 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] blind alive

Hi all,


Are the exercises that used to be on BlindAlive.com available anywhere
these days? I used to have them but lost them and I'd like to find them
again.


Troy







blind alive

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,


Are the exercises that used to be on BlindAlive.com available anywhere these days? I used to have them but lost them and I'd like to find them again.


Troy


Re: suggestions/advice on picture taking

Jude DaShiell
 

It would be impractical fracturing all of your pictures. The service is
intended for use with gift pictures for special people in people's lives.



Jude <jdashiel at panix dot com> "There are four boxes to be used in
defense of liberty:
soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author, 1940)

.

On Thu, 19 Jan 2023, Veronica Kirk wrote:

I imagine that would become expensive with all the pictures I already have.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jude DaShiell
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2023 1:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] suggestions/advice on picture taking

Do you know about fracture.com? It's an app on the iphone you can use and you pay for the photo then the factory sends you a photo encased in glass.



Jude <jdashiel at panix dot com> "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author, 1940)

.

On Thu, 19 Jan 2023, Veronica Kirk wrote:

I would love to have a photo album like the one you have. I have so many pictures that my son, husband and other family members have taken.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Marda
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 10:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] suggestions/advice on picture taking

I am also totally blind and have a friend who recently moved away and is sighte4d and has been bugging me to send her a picture of my new (to me, I've had her for about four months) adopted pet dog. I have an iPhone SE 2020 but have never taken a picture of anything in my life and have no idea what to do. I have never been able to see either and I was thinking about my dog and wondering visually how it worked. Like if the dog is standing in front of me and I point the camera at her back will it take a picture where they can see her face and what happens if she moves and things like that? So if I hold her to keep her still will I block their view of the picture of her? I have never really thought much about pictures. I mean I have pictures that I show sighted people and all that and I even have a photo album where people recorded audio descriptions of the pictures for me like who was in them and what they were doing. it is a photo album that a person got me as a wedding gift from a blindness agency and there were batteries in it and each page had a chip in it and there was a little button you would push and hear the recorded description that the person had put about each picture. It's pretty neat but don't even know if anyone makes such things anymore. Anyway I get that pictures are cool but I just am clueless about the mechanics of the whole thing. In about 2014 or so there was a book written by Judy Dixon, I think done by national braille press but not sure, that was all about taking pictures using an iPhone. But I didn't have one at the time so didn't pay much attention to it and I'm sure it's not available now unless someone could get their hands on a used copy.

Marda

Marda

On 1/18/2023 6:47 PM, Ashley Breger via groups.io wrote:
Hello Melissa,
I would be more than happy to assist you with this issue. One app I would recommend is seeing AI by Microsoft. If you want to email me off list at the below email address I could possibly provide apps that would provide additional assistance.
My email address is:
ashbreger@....

Ashley Breger

On Jan 18, 2023, at 6:40 PM, Melissa Hambleton <mystical.charm79@...> wrote:

I don't normally deal with visual things since a lot of what I do
I can get around that issue. However, I'm going to be opening an
Etsy shop in the near future and this is a necessary part for me to
deal with.

When I've had to take that occasional picture, I've had someone
around or waited until I could have someone around but I'm not
always going to have that luxury.

I'm totally blind so I can't go by any usable vision. I do have a
smart phone, an iPhone x, I may upgrade but that's besides the point.

I guess what I'm wanting to know is if I need to take pictures with
my iPhone, is there anyway to tell if I am capturing the whole item
or not or if there are any tricks to know if I'm capturing the
whole item or any other suggestions would be great.




























Re: suggestions/advice on picture taking

Veronica Kirk
 

I imagine that would become expensive with all the pictures I already have.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jude DaShiell
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2023 1:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] suggestions/advice on picture taking

Do you know about fracture.com? It's an app on the iphone you can use and you pay for the photo then the factory sends you a photo encased in glass.



Jude <jdashiel at panix dot com> "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author, 1940)

.

On Thu, 19 Jan 2023, Veronica Kirk wrote:

I would love to have a photo album like the one you have. I have so many pictures that my son, husband and other family members have taken.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Marda
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 10:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] suggestions/advice on picture taking

I am also totally blind and have a friend who recently moved away and is sighte4d and has been bugging me to send her a picture of my new (to me, I've had her for about four months) adopted pet dog. I have an iPhone SE 2020 but have never taken a picture of anything in my life and have no idea what to do. I have never been able to see either and I was thinking about my dog and wondering visually how it worked. Like if the dog is standing in front of me and I point the camera at her back will it take a picture where they can see her face and what happens if she moves and things like that? So if I hold her to keep her still will I block their view of the picture of her? I have never really thought much about pictures. I mean I have pictures that I show sighted people and all that and I even have a photo album where people recorded audio descriptions of the pictures for me like who was in them and what they were doing. it is a photo album that a person got me as a wedding gift from a blindness agency and there were batteries in it and each page had a chip in it and there was a little button you would push and hear the recorded description that the person had put about each picture. It's pretty neat but don't even know if anyone makes such things anymore. Anyway I get that pictures are cool but I just am clueless about the mechanics of the whole thing. In about 2014 or so there was a book written by Judy Dixon, I think done by national braille press but not sure, that was all about taking pictures using an iPhone. But I didn't have one at the time so didn't pay much attention to it and I'm sure it's not available now unless someone could get their hands on a used copy.

Marda

Marda

On 1/18/2023 6:47 PM, Ashley Breger via groups.io wrote:
Hello Melissa,
I would be more than happy to assist you with this issue. One app I would recommend is seeing AI by Microsoft. If you want to email me off list at the below email address I could possibly provide apps that would provide additional assistance.
My email address is:
ashbreger@....

Ashley Breger

On Jan 18, 2023, at 6:40 PM, Melissa Hambleton <mystical.charm79@...> wrote:

I don't normally deal with visual things since a lot of what I do
I can get around that issue. However, I'm going to be opening an
Etsy shop in the near future and this is a necessary part for me to
deal with.

When I've had to take that occasional picture, I've had someone
around or waited until I could have someone around but I'm not
always going to have that luxury.

I'm totally blind so I can't go by any usable vision. I do have a
smart phone, an iPhone x, I may upgrade but that's besides the point.

I guess what I'm wanting to know is if I need to take pictures with
my iPhone, is there anyway to tell if I am capturing the whole item
or not or if there are any tricks to know if I'm capturing the
whole item or any other suggestions would be great.


















Re: suggestions/advice on picture taking

Jude DaShiell
 

Do you know about fracture.com? It's an app on the iphone you can use and
you pay for the photo then the factory sends you a photo encased in glass.



Jude <jdashiel at panix dot com> "There are four boxes to be used in
defense of liberty:
soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author, 1940)

.

On Thu, 19 Jan 2023, Veronica Kirk wrote:

I would love to have a photo album like the one you have. I have so many pictures that my son, husband and other family members have taken.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marda
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 10:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] suggestions/advice on picture taking

I am also totally blind and have a friend who recently moved away and is sighte4d and has been bugging me to send her a picture of my new (to me, I've had her for about four months) adopted pet dog. I have an iPhone SE 2020 but have never taken a picture of anything in my life and have no idea what to do. I have never been able to see either and I was thinking about my dog and wondering visually how it worked. Like if the dog is standing in front of me and I point the camera at her back will it take a picture where they can see her face and what happens if she moves and things like that? So if I hold her to keep her still will I block their view of the picture of her? I have never really thought much about pictures. I mean I have pictures that I show sighted people and all that and I even have a photo album where people recorded audio descriptions of the pictures for me like who was in them and what they were doing. it is a photo album that a person got me as a wedding gift from a blindness agency and there were batteries in it and each page had a chip in it and there was a little button you would push and hear the recorded description that the person had put about each picture. It's pretty neat but don't even know if anyone makes such things anymore. Anyway I get that pictures are cool but I just am clueless about the mechanics of the whole thing. In about 2014 or so there was a book written by Judy Dixon, I think done by national braille press but not sure, that was all about taking pictures using an iPhone. But I didn't have one at the time so didn't pay much attention to it and I'm sure it's not available now unless someone could get their hands on a used copy.

Marda

Marda

On 1/18/2023 6:47 PM, Ashley Breger via groups.io wrote:
Hello Melissa,
I would be more than happy to assist you with this issue. One app I would recommend is seeing AI by Microsoft. If you want to email me off list at the below email address I could possibly provide apps that would provide additional assistance.
My email address is:
ashbreger@....

Ashley Breger

On Jan 18, 2023, at 6:40 PM, Melissa Hambleton <mystical.charm79@...> wrote:

I don't normally deal with visual things since a lot of what I do I
can get around that issue. However, I'm going to be opening an Etsy
shop in the near future and this is a necessary part for me to deal
with.

When I've had to take that occasional picture, I've had someone
around or waited until I could have someone around but I'm not always
going to have that luxury.

I'm totally blind so I can't go by any usable vision. I do have a
smart phone, an iPhone x, I may upgrade but that's besides the point.

I guess what I'm wanting to know is if I need to take pictures with
my iPhone, is there anyway to tell if I am capturing the whole item
or not or if there are any tricks to know if I'm capturing the whole
item or any other suggestions would be great.


















Re: suggestions/advice on picture taking

Carolyn Arnold
 

Thank you, Melissa; that definitely answers my question. It sounds like a great site.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Melissa Hambleton
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2023 10:21 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] suggestions/advice on picture taking

Etsy is a place where you go online to purchase handmade items and the handmade items can be a very long list to cover but there are things like art--pictures and paintings and that sort, food items, clothing, jewelry, you can also have made-to-order items as well which can include a lot of things too. I haven't even covered half of the type of things people make and sell on Etsy because the list would just be too long.

So, the Etsy shop is the seller side of things, where I would make an item and post the picture and description for buyers.

I hope this gives you some idea.

On 1/19/23, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
Question, what is an Etsy shop?

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Melissa Hambleton
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 7:41 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] suggestions/advice on picture taking

I don't normally deal with visual things since a lot of what I do I
can get around that issue. However, I'm going to be opening an Etsy
shop in the near future and this is a necessary part for me to deal with.

When I've had to take that occasional picture, I've had someone around
or waited until I could have someone around but I'm not always going
to have that luxury.

I'm totally blind so I can't go by any usable vision. I do have a
smart phone, an iPhone x, I may upgrade but that's besides the point.

I guess what I'm wanting to know is if I need to take pictures with my
iPhone, is there anyway to tell if I am capturing the whole item or
not or if there are any tricks to know if I'm capturing the whole item
or any other suggestions would be great.












Re: suggestions/advice on picture taking

Veronica Kirk
 

I would love to have a photo album like the one you have. I have so many pictures that my son, husband and other family members have taken.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marda
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 10:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] suggestions/advice on picture taking

I am also totally blind and have a friend who recently moved away and is sighte4d and has been bugging me to send her a picture of my new (to me, I've had her for about four months) adopted pet dog. I have an iPhone SE 2020 but have never taken a picture of anything in my life and have no idea what to do. I have never been able to see either and I was thinking about my dog and wondering visually how it worked. Like if the dog is standing in front of me and I point the camera at her back will it take a picture where they can see her face and what happens if she moves and things like that? So if I hold her to keep her still will I block their view of the picture of her? I have never really thought much about pictures. I mean I have pictures that I show sighted people and all that and I even have a photo album where people recorded audio descriptions of the pictures for me like who was in them and what they were doing. it is a photo album that a person got me as a wedding gift from a blindness agency and there were batteries in it and each page had a chip in it and there was a little button you would push and hear the recorded description that the person had put about each picture. It's pretty neat but don't even know if anyone makes such things anymore. Anyway I get that pictures are cool but I just am clueless about the mechanics of the whole thing. In about 2014 or so there was a book written by Judy Dixon, I think done by national braille press but not sure, that was all about taking pictures using an iPhone. But I didn't have one at the time so didn't pay much attention to it and I'm sure it's not available now unless someone could get their hands on a used copy.

Marda

Marda

On 1/18/2023 6:47 PM, Ashley Breger via groups.io wrote:
Hello Melissa,
I would be more than happy to assist you with this issue. One app I would recommend is seeing AI by Microsoft. If you want to email me off list at the below email address I could possibly provide apps that would provide additional assistance.
My email address is:
ashbreger@....

Ashley Breger

On Jan 18, 2023, at 6:40 PM, Melissa Hambleton <mystical.charm79@...> wrote:

I don't normally deal with visual things since a lot of what I do I
can get around that issue. However, I'm going to be opening an Etsy
shop in the near future and this is a necessary part for me to deal
with.

When I've had to take that occasional picture, I've had someone
around or waited until I could have someone around but I'm not always
going to have that luxury.

I'm totally blind so I can't go by any usable vision. I do have a
smart phone, an iPhone x, I may upgrade but that's besides the point.

I guess what I'm wanting to know is if I need to take pictures with
my iPhone, is there anyway to tell if I am capturing the whole item
or not or if there are any tricks to know if I'm capturing the whole
item or any other suggestions would be great.







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