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Re: Blindshell phone questions

Terrilynne Pomeroy
 

I think my question is probably, could I sign up for such texts? When I had an IPhone, I was just offered the option.

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laz
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 11:35 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Blindshell phone questions

If they're text messages I don't see any reason why they would not arrive like any other text messages would Terri. Unless there's something about these types of messages which would make them behave differently than normal text messages.

Laz

On 12/4/20, Terrilynne Pomeroy <tl717375@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Laz,
Thanks for your experiences with texting.

About the news, I mean texts which you can sign up for to receive news
from your local stations or from places such as the New York Times or
Washington Post. Although, the news is so monotonously the same
everyday that I don't know why I care.

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Laz
Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:53 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Blindshell phone questions

Hi Terri,

Yes, you can accessibly review and edit your text messages whether you
entered it manually or used the voice recognition to enter your message.

I have not personally run into any text messages I wasn't able to read.

I don't know what you mean by news and similar notifications. Would
these be arriving as text messages, or email messages?

Stay safe,

Laz

On 12/3/20, Terrilynne Pomeroy <tl717375@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,

I would like more information about using texting with the BlindShell
phone.
So if you use this phone, I would like to know:



Can you reread a text you have written to make sure it says what you
want it to?



Do you have problems reading some texts that you receive?



Can you set the phone up to receive news and similar notifications?



Thanks fo any info,



TerriLynne







--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Player/book Reader, Victor
Reader Stream & Trek, blindshell Classic phone, Bluetooth devices, and
accessories http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@talkingmp3players.com
Phone: 727-498-0121
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr












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Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Player/book Reader, Victor Reader Stream & Trek, blindshell Classic phone, Bluetooth devices, and accessories http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@talkingmp3players.com
Phone: 727-498-0121
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr


Re: Blindshell phone questions

Laz
 

If they're text messages I don't see any reason why they would not
arrive like any other text messages would Terri. Unless there's
something about these types of messages which would make them behave
differently than normal text messages.

Laz

On 12/4/20, Terrilynne Pomeroy <tl717375@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Laz,
Thanks for your experiences with texting.

About the news, I mean texts which you can sign up for to receive news from
your local stations or from places such as the New York Times or Washington
Post. Although, the news is so monotonously the same everyday that I don't
know why I care.

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laz
Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:53 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Blindshell phone questions

Hi Terri,

Yes, you can accessibly review and edit your text messages whether you
entered it manually or used the voice recognition to enter your message.

I have not personally run into any text messages I wasn't able to read.

I don't know what you mean by news and similar notifications. Would these be
arriving as text messages, or email messages?

Stay safe,

Laz

On 12/3/20, Terrilynne Pomeroy <tl717375@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,

I would like more information about using texting with the BlindShell
phone.
So if you use this phone, I would like to know:



Can you reread a text you have written to make sure it says what you
want it to?



Do you have problems reading some texts that you receive?



Can you set the phone up to receive news and similar notifications?



Thanks fo any info,



TerriLynne







--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Player/book Reader, Victor Reader
Stream & Trek, blindshell Classic phone, Bluetooth devices, and accessories
http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@talkingmp3players.com
Phone: 727-498-0121
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr











--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Player/book Reader, Victor
Reader Stream & Trek, blindshell Classic phone, Bluetooth devices, and
accessories
http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@talkingmp3players.com
Phone: 727-498-0121
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr


Re: help needed please

Mike B.
 

Here's the article plus the extension link.  The article is below the 2 links.
 
Article link:
 
https://www.addictivetips.com/web/disable-the-downloads-bar-in-chrome/
 
 the Always Clear Downloads extension link:
 
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/always-clear-downloads-in/efoelbbfbknfhpmgclpcdbkoieedkkai
 
How to disable the Downloads bar in Chrome
 by Fatima Wahab,  Jan 17, 2019
 
When you download files in Chrome, a bar appears at the bottom of the window. It shows the file that’s downloading and its download progress. You can close
this bar by clicking the close button at the right corner. It won’t impact the download. The file will continue to download and you can open the
Downloads page
 in Chrome (Ctrl+J) to view download progress. If the bar bothers you and you don’t want to close it each time you download a file, you can disable the
Downloads bar in Chrome with an extension.
 
In order to disable the Downloads bar in Chrome, you need to install the extension found at the link below.
 
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/always-clear-downloads-in/efoelbbfbknfhpmgclpcdbkoieedkkai
 
 the Always Clear Downloads extension. This extension can do two things; it can clear your Downloads list, and it can hide the Downloads bar. If you don’t
want the Downloads list to be cleared, you should change its setting first.
 
To stop the extension from clearing downloads, uncheck the ‘Clear downloads every few seconds’ option. To hide the Downloads bar, enable the ‘Disable download
shelf option’.
 
That’s really all you need to do. The next time you download a file, you will no longer see the downloads bar. The download will start normally, and you
will still see the green progress indicator on the Chrome taskbar icon.
 
If you want the extension to also clear your downloads, you should enable the ‘Clear downloads every few seconds’ option and specify how often the downloads
are cleared. By default, the extension clears downloads every ten seconds. This might be too often but you can change it. Unfortunately, you can only specify
the time in seconds so if you want the downloads to clear after every 24 hours, you’re going to have to enter 86,400. To clear them weekly, the number
gets bigger, 604800.
 
A while back, there was a more popular extension for hiding the downloads bar but it has since disappeared from the Chrome web store. The reason is likely
that Chrome disabled the API the extension used to hide it.
Chrome has undergone quite a design chang
e and it’s likely that during the process, the old extension broke. This one works with the latest version of Chrome. There are others like it but they
focus on clearing the Downloads list which, again, Chrome doesn’t let you do by default.
 
The good thing about this extension though is that it doesn’t force you to also clear downloads. You can use just one feature and leave the other unused.
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Duke
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2020 2:00 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] help needed please

I have a very annoying problem and I hope that someone can help me with
it now. When I am downloading something, Jaws keeps announcing the
download process every 3 or 5 seconds and it interrupts anything I am
doing on the computer. How can I stop this nuissance please?
I am using windows 7 with jaws 16 on a dell computer.
Thanks
Douk





my speakers are giving me greef

DAVID GLOBE
 

Hello all

This brand new computer is giving me a headache.  If I walk away after reading my email, more often than not, when I come back, I’ll only get a low rumbling sound from my computer.  The speakers that I have on the top of the desk won’t work.  I then have to unplug them, and plug them back in again.  Is this a problem with my sound card?  I know the speakers themselves work just fine because I can use them to play music from my streem.

Any ideas would be grately appreciated.

David  


Re: Reading Messages in Outlook

Juan Gonzalez <jgonzalezh614@...>
 

You can try the profile configuration. Bring the NVDA menu up, arrow down to configuration profiles, if a profile is not set for outlook you can create one. Make sure its set to current application and anytime you open and save settings it will only apply to outlook. You can do this for any application.

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Cell: (224) 730-4896

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Samuel Wilkins
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 3:36 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Reading Messages in Outlook

 

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Re: The CC and BCC Fields in Thunderbird

Gene
 

Start a new message and shift tab beyond the other addressing fields button. You will see a button for bcc and for cc. Press enter on the button you want to work with. The space bar, which is the standard command for most buttons, doesn't work. So much for following Windows standards.
Type the address or use autocomplete or however you want to enter an address, then press enter and either leave the field as it is, or enter another address, then press enter. Repeat until you have the addresses in the field you want. You can place focus on an address by left arrowing. Left arrow more times to place focus on different addresses. You will hear your screen-reader prompt you for how to work with addresses if you let the full address read followed by the prompt.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Rich DeSteno
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2020 11:02 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] The CC and BCC Fields in Thunderbird

The latest version of Thunderbird changed the format for the To, CC, and
BCC fields, totally for the worse in my opinion. I cannot determine how
to get more than one CC and BCC field. How is this done with a
screen-reading program?

--
Rich De Steno


The CC and BCC Fields in Thunderbird

Rich DeSteno
 

The latest version of Thunderbird changed the format for the To, CC, and BCC fields, totally for the worse in my opinion.  I cannot determine how to get more than one CC and BCC field.  How is this done with a screen-reading program?

--
Rich De Steno


Re: chrome question

John Sanfilippo
 

Hi, I'm no expert but this seems to work for me.

You may be able to press alt shift b for the bookmarks toolbar.
Once there, arrow right. You'll pass a few sites labels. You may come to something like Hidden bookmarks. Click that, there may be more there.

John


Re: chrome question

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

When you open Chrome, do alt-f then arrow down to bookmarks. It's there.

Ann P.

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Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: Blindshell phone questions

Terrilynne Pomeroy
 

Hi Laz,
Thanks for your experiences with texting.

About the news, I mean texts which you can sign up for to receive news from your local stations or from places such as the New York Times or Washington Post. Although, the news is so monotonously the same everyday that I don't know why I care.

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laz
Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:53 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Blindshell phone questions

Hi Terri,

Yes, you can accessibly review and edit your text messages whether you entered it manually or used the voice recognition to enter your message.

I have not personally run into any text messages I wasn't able to read.

I don't know what you mean by news and similar notifications. Would these be arriving as text messages, or email messages?

Stay safe,

Laz

On 12/3/20, Terrilynne Pomeroy <tl717375@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,

I would like more information about using texting with the BlindShell
phone.
So if you use this phone, I would like to know:



Can you reread a text you have written to make sure it says what you
want it to?



Do you have problems reading some texts that you receive?



Can you set the phone up to receive news and similar notifications?



Thanks fo any info,



TerriLynne







--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Player/book Reader, Victor Reader Stream & Trek, blindshell Classic phone, Bluetooth devices, and accessories http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@talkingmp3players.com
Phone: 727-498-0121
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr


help needed please

Duke
 

I have a very annoying problem and I hope that someone can help me with it now. When I am downloading something, Jaws keeps announcing the download process every 3 or 5 seconds and it interrupts anything I am doing on the computer. How can I stop this nuissance please?
I am using windows 7 with jaws 16 on a dell computer.
Thanks
Douk


Re: Reading Messages in Outlook

Gene
 

You can set up a profile. I hope profile users are on the list. If not, you may nheed to join the NVDA list.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Samuel Wilkins
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2020 3:36 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Reading Messages in Outlook

Hello Gene, I've just turned off the tables and graphics option on NVDA when I go into outlook and it works. I just need to remember to turn it back on afterwards. Is there a way to have it turn off for that programme but not for others?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 03 December 2020 12:44
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Reading Messages in Outlook

Turn off announcement of tables in your screen-reader.

Someone can tell you how if you tell us which screen-reader you are using.

Also, as far as Firefox is concerned, I don't use it much but I had a problem where it wasn't seeing any new messages on the server. I was using an IMAP account. I rebooted, ran the program and it installed updates, then worked properly. You may be able to solve the problem by having it update itself if it isn't current. I have no idea if that will solve the problem.
I had the problem yesterday but as I said, I don't use the program much.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Samuel Wilkins
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 3:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Reading Messages in Outlook



Hello all, I have recently changed to MS Outlook as Thunderbird is not
picking up my emails. I’m using NVDA, and when reading messages, NVDA keeps
thinking there are tables, but when I press the T key, it says there aren’t
any tables. Is there a way to resolve this, as it can be very difficult
reading messages like that. Thank you in advance.


Re: Reading Messages in Outlook

Samuel Wilkins
 

Hello Gene, I've just turned off the tables and graphics option on NVDA when I go into outlook and it works. I just need to remember to turn it back on afterwards. Is there a way to have it turn off for that programme but not for others?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 03 December 2020 12:44
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Reading Messages in Outlook

Turn off announcement of tables in your screen-reader.

Someone can tell you how if you tell us which screen-reader you are using.

Also, as far as Firefox is concerned, I don't use it much but I had a problem where it wasn't seeing any new messages on the server. I was using an IMAP account. I rebooted, ran the program and it installed updates, then worked properly. You may be able to solve the problem by having it update itself if it isn't current. I have no idea if that will solve the problem.
I had the problem yesterday but as I said, I don't use the program much.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Samuel Wilkins
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 3:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Reading Messages in Outlook



Hello all, I have recently changed to MS Outlook as Thunderbird is not
picking up my emails. I’m using NVDA, and when reading messages, NVDA keeps
thinking there are tables, but when I press the T key, it says there aren’t
any tables. Is there a way to resolve this, as it can be very difficult
reading messages like that. Thank you in advance.


Re: chrome question

Gene
 

I don't know what you mean by you saved it into a folder. Did you change the default location? To open book marks, use the sequence alt f, that is hold alt and press f to open the menu. If you don't hold alt, you may not be in the right place.
Then type the letter b to move you to book marks, and just typing b once will probably automatically open book marks. If not, press enter. It automatically opens bookmarks in my browser. If it does once, it will do so in general.

If you have problems finding the book mark, let us know. Try up or down arrowing and using first letter navigation.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2020 1:44 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] chrome question



Hi,

I will apologize in advance for incorrect terminology.

I found a website while browsing using chrome, I then did CTRL D, I saved it into a folder.

I’m assuming here using chrome, I just saved a favorite.

Now where do I go locate where it’s at when I’d like to revisit the site?



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chrome question

Kimsan
 

Hi,

I will apologize in advance for incorrect terminology.

I found a website while browsing using chrome, I then did CTRL D, I saved it into a folder.

I’m assuming here using chrome, I just saved a favorite.

Now where do I go locate where it’s at when I’d like to revisit the site?

 

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...

If you are into HipHop or R&B, I invite you to subscribe to my youtube artist channel at

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFzrNcgBfHguK-LnnJMMylA

Also, you may follow me on twitter:

https://twitter.com/kims4ns0ng

 


Re: FireFox Version

Howard Traxler
 

Of course, Gene.  I understand what you're saying and I agree with your reasoning.  And I do appreciate you (and others) lecturing.  I guess what I'm not expressing strongly enough is my plain stubbornness.  I just really have a problem with someone telling me that I MUST change and try something new.  Why, ... not more than a couple months ago, I threw out my last Windows 98 SE machine.  Of course, explorer 6 wasn't doing too well on that one.  And I am still using two machines with XP on them.

But I'll get over it; and I do appreciate your patience.

Howard

On 12/3/2020 9:03 PM, Gene wrote:
Here is an explanation so what I am saying will be understandable.

Regarding your old products, there is no comparison.  The issue with browsers is that you are constantly exposed to the Internet when you use them.  Browsers are kept up to date with constant very frequent updates because new vulnerabilities to attacks by malicious people or groups are found.  These attacks may allow hackers to get information such as passwords, or other important information or use your computer for purposes you aren't aware of.  The bank may not want you to use an old browser because it is easier for criminals to steal money from your account.  Banks will refund money that has been stolen if the user isn't negligent but since they will, its reasonable for banks to protect themselves from losses by requiring that current versions of browsers be used.

Your stereo, your jeep, etc. aren't digital devices that work with the Internet.  A program like Openbook or MP3 Direct Cut doesn't place you in contact with the Internet.  It doesn't matter if you run old versions of those programs if they run on your operating system.  Browsers are an entirely different matter.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 7:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FireFox Version

Well, if you folks say so, I guess I'll give the newer firefox a try.
But I remember when I started using firefox, I think it was version 58.
I had an awful time trying to get any screen reader to read it. Now it
seems that I have to use the ESR version; but it works very well. So
does my 2007 jeep, my 2002 analog TV, my 1970s stereo.  Oh well; I don't
think I'll have to be here that much longer.

On 12/3/2020 5:39 PM, Gene wrote:
I should add that I didn't emphasize the importance of keeping browsers up-to-date strongly to be personally critical.  there may be others who don't update Firefox because they are worried about accessibility.  If that is a concern, rather than not do it, it would be a good idea to ask here since, as I said, running an old browser is dangerous.


Gene

On 12/3/2020 3:12 PM, Gene via groups.io wrote:
there were some versions of Firefox that weren't accessible during a transition period perhaps two years ago but it has been accessible for over a year and a half.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 2:52 PM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] FireFox Version

Trying to do financial stuff at the Chase Bank and it won't let me on
until I upgrade my browser (firefox).  Looks like I'm using version 60.
It's working fine.  If it works, why should I fix it? Is anyone using a
newer firefox successfully?  I suppose if want to do Chase on-line, I'll
have to do it their way.  My local bank does the same thing; except
there, it's the size of my screen.

I'd like to threaten them jerks.  They shouldn't be able to tell you
what kind of equipment you should have.



















Re: FireFox Version

Gene
 

Here is an explanation so what I am saying will be understandable.

Regarding your old products, there is no comparison. The issue with browsers is that you are constantly exposed to the Internet when you use them. Browsers are kept up to date with constant very frequent updates because new vulnerabilities to attacks by malicious people or groups are found. These attacks may allow hackers to get information such as passwords, or other important information or use your computer for purposes you aren't aware of. The bank may not want you to use an old browser because it is easier for criminals to steal money from your account. Banks will refund money that has been stolen if the user isn't negligent but since they will, its reasonable for banks to protect themselves from losses by requiring that current versions of browsers be used.

Your stereo, your jeep, etc. aren't digital devices that work with the Internet. A program like Openbook or MP3 Direct Cut doesn't place you in contact with the Internet. It doesn't matter if you run old versions of those programs if they run on your operating system. Browsers are an entirely different matter.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 7:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FireFox Version

Well, if you folks say so, I guess I'll give the newer firefox a try.
But I remember when I started using firefox, I think it was version 58.
I had an awful time trying to get any screen reader to read it. Now it
seems that I have to use the ESR version; but it works very well. So
does my 2007 jeep, my 2002 analog TV, my 1970s stereo. Oh well; I don't
think I'll have to be here that much longer.

On 12/3/2020 5:39 PM, Gene wrote:
I should add that I didn't emphasize the importance of keeping browsers up-to-date strongly to be personally critical. there may be others who don't update Firefox because they are worried about accessibility. If that is a concern, rather than not do it, it would be a good idea to ask here since, as I said, running an old browser is dangerous.


Gene

On 12/3/2020 3:12 PM, Gene via groups.io wrote:
there were some versions of Firefox that weren't accessible during a transition period perhaps two years ago but it has been accessible for over a year and a half.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 2:52 PM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] FireFox Version

Trying to do financial stuff at the Chase Bank and it won't let me on
until I upgrade my browser (firefox). Looks like I'm using version 60.
It's working fine. If it works, why should I fix it? Is anyone using a
newer firefox successfully? I suppose if want to do Chase on-line, I'll
have to do it their way. My local bank does the same thing; except
there, it's the size of my screen.

I'd like to threaten them jerks. They shouldn't be able to tell you
what kind of equipment you should have.












Re: FireFox Version

Gene
 

Don't assume things when it comes to technology. Ask here if you don't know and don't want to try something. There are all sorts of things that may mean that a program has temporary accessibility problems or the program may have long standing accessibility problems.

Firefox was going through a major new upgrade at the time you had problems with it. The technology problems have been fixed for a good while. There is nothing wrong with using old versions of programs that don't make you vulnerable to attack. A browser isn't one of those programs. It constantly exposes you to the Internet.

Also, browsing with any browser that uses The Virtual PC Cursor or Browse Mode, whatever your screen-reader calls it, means that browsing will be just about identical in any such browser. There is no reason for you to be reluctant to use another browser. For using book marks and some other things, you will have to learn a little but browsing is browsing and I am not just expressing an opinion. It is a fact that whatever browser you use, Chrome, Firefox, Brave, Edge, browsing will be either identical or just about identical and you can enter the address of a web page and move through and work with the page just as you would in any of the other browsers I mentioned.

I'm going into this because you may well find, if you try another Chrome based browser, that you prefer it for general browsing. Firefox may work better on this or that page but by in large, Firefox doesn't work as well with screen-readers.

Whatever the case, whichever you prefer, you should have one current browser other than Firefox on your machine for the infrequent cases where a web page works better enough to matter with a different browser. This won't be difficult to work with since, as I said, browsing will be s similar that you can do so without any difficulty.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 7:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FireFox Version

Well, if you folks say so, I guess I'll give the newer firefox a try.
But I remember when I started using firefox, I think it was version 58.
I had an awful time trying to get any screen reader to read it. Now it
seems that I have to use the ESR version; but it works very well. So
does my 2007 jeep, my 2002 analog TV, my 1970s stereo. Oh well; I don't
think I'll have to be here that much longer.

On 12/3/2020 5:39 PM, Gene wrote:
I should add that I didn't emphasize the importance of keeping browsers up-to-date strongly to be personally critical. there may be others who don't update Firefox because they are worried about accessibility. If that is a concern, rather than not do it, it would be a good idea to ask here since, as I said, running an old browser is dangerous.


Gene

On 12/3/2020 3:12 PM, Gene via groups.io wrote:
there were some versions of Firefox that weren't accessible during a transition period perhaps two years ago but it has been accessible for over a year and a half.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 2:52 PM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] FireFox Version

Trying to do financial stuff at the Chase Bank and it won't let me on
until I upgrade my browser (firefox). Looks like I'm using version 60.
It's working fine. If it works, why should I fix it? Is anyone using a
newer firefox successfully? I suppose if want to do Chase on-line, I'll
have to do it their way. My local bank does the same thing; except
there, it's the size of my screen.

I'd like to threaten them jerks. They shouldn't be able to tell you
what kind of equipment you should have.












Re: Blindshell phone questions

Laz
 

Hi Terri,

Yes, you can accessibly review and edit your text messages whether you
entered it manually or used the voice recognition to enter your
message.

I have not personally run into any text messages I wasn't able to read.

I don't know what you mean by news and similar notifications. Would
these be arriving as text messages, or email messages?

Stay safe,

Laz

On 12/3/20, Terrilynne Pomeroy <tl717375@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,

I would like more information about using texting with the BlindShell
phone.
So if you use this phone, I would like to know:



Can you reread a text you have written to make sure it says what you want
it
to?



Do you have problems reading some texts that you receive?



Can you set the phone up to receive news and similar notifications?



Thanks fo any info,



TerriLynne






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Re: FireFox Version

Howard Traxler
 

Well, if you folks say so, I guess I'll give the newer firefox a try.  But I remember when I started using firefox, I think it was version 58.  I had an awful time trying to get any screen reader to read it.  Now it seems that I have to use the ESR version; but it works very well.  So does my 2007 jeep, my 2002 analog TV, my 1970s stereo.  Oh well; I don't think I'll have to be here that much longer.

On 12/3/2020 5:39 PM, Gene wrote:
I should add that I didn't emphasize the importance of keeping browsers up-to-date strongly to be personally critical.  there may be others who don't update Firefox because they are worried about accessibility.  If that is a concern, rather than not do it, it would be a good idea to ask here since, as I said, running an old browser is dangerous.


Gene

On 12/3/2020 3:12 PM, Gene via groups.io wrote:
there were some versions of Firefox that weren't accessible during a transition period perhaps two years ago but it has been accessible for over a year and a half.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 2:52 PM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] FireFox Version

Trying to do financial stuff at the Chase Bank and it won't let me on
until I upgrade my browser (firefox).  Looks like I'm using version 60.
It's working fine.  If it works, why should I fix it? Is anyone using a
newer firefox successfully?  I suppose if want to do Chase on-line, I'll
have to do it their way.  My local bank does the same thing; except
there, it's the size of my screen.

I'd like to threaten them jerks.  They shouldn't be able to tell you
what kind of equipment you should have.










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