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Regarding the using Active Star with NVDA

Cristina Ebetiuc
 

Hi

How can I Access the Settings of the Braille Display Active star from Handytech? I have installed he undiversal Driver and also coppied the necessary braile-driver-files from the NVDA Version which they gave me in their start pagage stick. The combination between the keys   1 and 8. Does not work. I also can’t update the Firmware of he Display. Is there any addon which can solve that?

I am Looking foreward for your solution.

Greetings  

 

Gesendet von Mail für Windows 10

 

 

Gesendet von Mail für Windows 10

 

 

 

Gesendet von Mail für Windows 10

 


Re: number of people acceptable to keep everyone unmuted during a meeting?

Gene
 

I'm not sure what would happen if too many people tried to talk at once. The best thing to do might be to mute everyone, you can do that as the host, then have people unmute themselves to talk and mute themselves after they do. I haven't used this feature, but pressing and holding the space bar is supposed to unmute someone when they are muted and then releasing it would mute them again. So people shouldn't have to keep unmuting and muting themselves, just press the space bar to talk.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon Hooley
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] number of people acceptable to keep everyone unmuted during a meeting?

Hi,

How many participants, do you think, would be too much to keep everyone unmuted during the entire meeting? In my case, I have six siblings and 18 nieces and nephews with their families. I wish everyone could come in at once for conversation as if in person.. Any feedback would be much appreciated.

Thanks,



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number of people acceptable to keep everyone unmuted during a meeting?

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

How many participants, do you think, would be too much to keep everyone unmuted during the entire meeting? In my case, I have six siblings and 18 nieces and nephews with their families. I wish everyone could come in at once for conversation as if in person.. Any feedback would be much appreciated.

Thanks,



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


Re: WINDOWS TALKING INSTALLER

Don Risavy, Jr. <djrisavyjr@...>
 

Are you looking for the talking windows installer for windows 10?

If so can get both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions from my webpage at the following.

They are iso files that will need to be burned to DVD due to the size so can boot up the computer with them.

The URL or webpage address is as follows.

http://www.adaptaworld.com/files

Scroll or arrow down towards the button of the files listings and you’ll find them there as windows 10 pe or something like that smile.

Thanks.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marvin Hunkin
Sent: August 23, 2020 9:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] WINDOWS TALKING INSTALLER

 

HI. NEED IT FOR A ASSIGNMENT AND NEED TO USE IT INSIDE VM WARE WORKSTATION. LOST IT WHEN MY MACHINE NEEDED TO BE DO A WINDOWS RESET.

THANKS.


WINDOWS TALKING INSTALLER

Marvin Hunkin
 

HI. NEED IT FOR A ASSIGNMENT AND NEED TO USE IT INSIDE VM WARE WORKSTATION. LOST IT WHEN MY MACHINE NEEDED TO BE DO A WINDOWS RESET.

THANKS.


Re: Program for Leveling Volume

Mike B
 


Here's a volume leveling program for WAV files:
 
 
A fast PCM WAV normalizer
 
For many tasks involving audio (e.g. compressing WAV files to MP3), it's nice to have a utility which can normalize audio files. The purpose of this is
to make all audio files sound equally loud. I used to use CoolEdit (from Syntrillium) to do this task, but since this audio editor is capable of doing
much more than just normalizing waves, it's a bit slow for this task. Besides, it cannot be easily called from a batch file.
 
So I looked for a better alternative, but found none. That was when I decided to write my own normalizer. It's a small Win32 console mode application called
normalize. It can handle 8-bit and 16-bit PCM WAV files of up to 4 GBs (larger WAV files are not possible anyway), and it is fast. Hell, faster than your
disk I/O anyway.
 
How it works It works like this: if you do not specify an amplification factor (either just as a factor or in decibels), it will first search the whole
file for the negative and positive peaks. Then it will divide either 32767 or 127 (depending on whether the file is 16-bit or 8-bit) by the highest amplitude
found (negative or positive, whichever is greater), and the result is the amplification factor. A substitution table is built in memory that contains the
new (amplified) sample value for each possible input value. Thus the time-consuming task of doing floating-point multiplication has to be done only once
(and at most 65536 multiplications). When these steps have been completed, normalize will pass over the file again, reading blocks of 64 KB to memory,
amplifying them (by substituting sample values from the table), and writing them back to the file (of course overwriting the original data).
 
Fighting spurious peaks Sometimes WAV files have peak samples that occur so rarely or in non-critical passages that it can be afforded to clip them without
introducing audible artifacts. If these are not clipped, they prevent normalizing the whole file to "normal" levels (as by default normalize does not clip
any sample at all). To help combat this problem, Lapo Luchini contributed some code which internally produces a full statistic of the sample values and
only considers peak values that have a given percentile in the statistic. It's called "smartpeak" (-s option); start with a percentile of 99.99% and decrease
if necessary.
 
Speed On an AMD Athlon 1.1 GHz with an IBM 30 GB/7200 RPM/UDMA100 hard disk, a 1.3 GB WAV file can be normalized in about 3 minutes.
 
Improving Speed About the biggest speed gain can be achieved when using two hard disks instead of one. On one disk you put the source file, and let normalize
write the output to a file on the other disk. Thus both disks can be working at the same time (one reading, the other writing), and the effective speed
you get will be about the physical write speed of your disk. If you use only one disk, it will have to seek every now and then to read new data, and then
again to write the normalized data back.
 
Download If you're looking for normalize-0.3x-beta: forget it, it's gone. I've figured out that the world doesn't need MMX/SSE/SIMD support for peak sample
searching because everybody has got fast processors but very few people have got high-speed SCSI/RAID systems. So... since I don't have time to merge these
two, I decided to get rid of the beta since it doesn't really make sense. Believe me.
 
Usage normalize v0.253 (c) 2000-2004 Manuel Kasper. All rights reserved. smartpeak code by Lapo Luchini. Visi
http://neon1.net/
for updates.
 
Usage: normalize [flags] input-file
 
-ldon't find peaks but multiply each sample by
-adon't find peaks; amplify by(given in dB)
-mnormalize to(default 100)
-ssmartpeak: count as a peak only a signal that has the
given percentile (50%-100%)
-xabort if gain increase is smaller than(in dB)
-p prompt before starting normalization
-bspecify I/O buffer size (in KB; 16..16384; default 64)
-owrite output to(instead of overwriting original)
-q quiet (no screen output)
-d don't abort batch if user skips normalization of one file
-h display this help
 
error levels:
0 = no error,
1 = I/O error,
2 = parameter error,
3 = no amplification required,
4 = out of memory,
5 = user abort
 
- wildcards are allowed in 'input-file' (e.g. normalize *.wav) - 'input-file' needs to be a PCM WAV file.
 
License This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. normalize is © 2000-2004 Manuel Kasper. All rights reserved.
 
 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Program for Leveling Volume

What file format are you using?

MP3Gain does a stellar job of just this, but only on MP3 files, as the name implies.  I also have never tried to assess its accessibility.

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Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: Program for Leveling Volume

Mike B
 


Both MP3 & WAV files.  I'll give MP3 Gain a try.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Program for Leveling Volume

What file format are you using?

MP3Gain does a stellar job of just this, but only on MP3 files, as the name implies.  I also have never tried to assess its accessibility.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: Program for Leveling Volume

 

What file format are you using?

MP3Gain does a stellar job of just this, but only on MP3 files, as the name implies.  I also have never tried to assess its accessibility.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: Internet Explorer will no longer be supported in November

 

On Sun, Aug 23, 2020 at 03:47 AM, Gene wrote:
It does no harm if it isn't being used and there sites, now and then, where it works better enough to be advantageous to use. It is a mistake to remove it.
-
Exactly.   There is no point in removing anything that ships with an operating system.  It's simple enough to let it lie fallow.

There are lots of things from previous versions of Windows that still ship with Windows 10, but where those are not placed "front and center" anymore.  Apparently Windows 10, Version 2004, is now hiding Paint if you do a completely clean install, but it stays around if you have a shortcut for it and do an upgrade.  It's still not gone, though, you have to turn the feature back on.  They're now pushing Paint 3D.

Notepad, WordPad, and all kinds of other little programs still come with Windows 10 but you have to search for them rather than having desktop shortcuts or start menu shortcuts created automatically.  And, of course, if you don't use them you don't remove them, they just lie fallow consuming some minuscule amount of disc space.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Program for Leveling Volume

Mike B
 

Hi All,
 
Does anyone know if there's a program that will level the volume of various sounds and sound files?  What I mean is, I have thousands of sound files and songs, but many of them play at different volume levels and I would like a program that can adjust them to all play at the same volume level.  All input is greatly appreciated.  Thanks mooy moocho.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!


Re: Internet Explorer will no longer be supported in November

 

On Sun, Aug 23, 2020 at 08:17 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Internet Explorer is the same program as is Windows Explorer. I think they're dependent on each other.
-
No, it is not.  Not even close.  And File Explorer (formerly Windows Explorer) has zero dependencies on Internet Explorer.  I don't know whether IE uses any common libraries from File Explorer, though.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: using the orbet in Canada

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Anna, you did not offend me at all! I'm just angry that you were given such inaccurate information. The person from the CNIB should either clarify just exactly what was meant or refrain from spreading false information.

Ann P.

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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: BARD App Inquiry

Lisa Belville
 

Ron, you should be able to download your books directly from the app on to your phone.  Once you find a title you like you can double-tap on the button with the name and author and the app will ask you if you want to download.  Double tap Okay and the download should start.


Alternatively, you can double tap on the button giving more info about the title and swipe to the download button from within that dialog.


You'll hear a sound like a door bell when the download is finished.  Your newly downloaded book will be listed under the audio books portion of the bookshelf tab.


You need to use the same pass word and user name you use with BARD, otherwise it won't work.


HTH


Lisa


Lisa Belville

missktlab1217@...

On 8/23/2020 12:18 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hello Group,

For years now, I have been downloading the NLS audio books from the website and transferring them to my NLS player.  I decided to install the BARD app on my iPhone.  The install went well and I set up the user name and password.  It seems quite accessible, but I do not see any way to download books directly with the app.  Is this the way it work? Do you still have to download the books on your computer and then transfer them to the iPhone to be able to read them?

Thanks in advance for any clarification.


Re: using the orbet in Canada

Gene
 

Literally almost every time I see a statement preceeded by I was told, I heard, or variants, on lists like these, the statement is either completely false, or so misleading that it might as well be. What you are told in casual conversation or perhaps more than casual cannot be relied on unless you know the reputation of the person who told you for accuracy. There is an enormous amount of bad information passed around on the Internet. and, as Ann says, consider whether the information makes sense.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:39 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] using the orbet in Canada

Hi all,

This is in reference to the person who asked if the rumor was true that
you couldn't use an Orbit Reader or Writer in Canada. This is where
you begin to learn to think like an adult, a reasoning human being.
First, The Orbit Reader is just a braille display. The Orbit Writer is
just a smart keyboard that connects to a computer or a cell phone via
bluetooth. They only connect to the Internet via a device like a
computer or a cell phone. It would be difficult to tell if the braille
display or the braille keyboard were connected to something.

Second, why would the Canadian Government, much less Orbit Research
care if you used an Orbit Reader in Canada?

Third, where did you get this information? Who was the source? How
reliable is that source. No, I don't mean is the person a family
member or friend or minister or counselor. I mean how reliable has
their information been in the past? I don't care if it's your mom.
How accurate has it been? What kind of reputation does your
information source have among others? What is the history of this
information source?

C'mon, think, use that brain of yours. That's why He created it, after
all. Think! Reason!

Far as I can tell this is a false rumor. It has no basis in truth.
Think! Evaluate! Trust your judgment! <arrrghgh> And they wonder
why people believe that masks are against your civil rights or that X
group is trying to take over the world?

Ann P.




Original message:
Hello there, I have Ben told that I cant use the sorbet in Canada, can
someone tell me if that is true, and why. Thank you so much.
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Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: using the orbet in Canada

Alex Kenny
 

There is at least one dealer in Canada, Canadian Assistive Technologies, that sells Orbit products. I've never dealt with them myself, but their website is at:

https://canasstech.com/

As for the CNIB, I've found they aren't always the most reliable source of technology info.


Re: using the orbet in Canada

 

, think that we cant do anything.  I did not mean to fend anyone.  Hello there Anne, it was someone from the Nib, they alas

On 2020-08-23 8:39 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

This is in reference to the person who asked if the rumor was true that you couldn't use an Orbit Reader or Writer in Canada.  This is where you begin to learn to think like an adult, a reasoning human being.
First, The Orbit Reader is just a braille display.  The Orbit Writer is just a smart keyboard that connects to a computer or a cell phone via bluetooth.  They only connect to the Internet via a device like a computer or a cell phone.  It would be difficult to tell if the braille display or the braille keyboard were connected to something.

Second, why would the Canadian Government, much less Orbit Research care if you used an Orbit Reader in Canada?

Third, where did you get this information?  Who was the source? How reliable is that source.  No, I don't mean is the person a family member or friend or minister or counselor.  I mean how reliable has their information been in the past?  I don't care if it's your mom.
How accurate has it been?  What kind of reputation does your information source have among others?   What is the history of this information source?

C'mon, think, use that brain of yours.  That's why He created it, after all.  Think!  Reason!

Far as I can tell this is a false rumor.  It has no basis in truth.
Think!  Evaluate!  Trust your judgment!   <arrrghgh>  And they wonder why people believe that masks are against your civil rights or that X group is trying to take over the world?

Ann P.




Original message:
Hello there, I have Ben told that I cant use the sorbet in Canada, can
someone tell me if that is true, and why.  Thank you so much.
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Re: using the orbet in Canada

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

This is in reference to the person who asked if the rumor was true that you couldn't use an Orbit Reader or Writer in Canada. This is where you begin to learn to think like an adult, a reasoning human being.
First, The Orbit Reader is just a braille display. The Orbit Writer is just a smart keyboard that connects to a computer or a cell phone via bluetooth. They only connect to the Internet via a device like a computer or a cell phone. It would be difficult to tell if the braille display or the braille keyboard were connected to something.

Second, why would the Canadian Government, much less Orbit Research care if you used an Orbit Reader in Canada?

Third, where did you get this information? Who was the source? How reliable is that source. No, I don't mean is the person a family member or friend or minister or counselor. I mean how reliable has their information been in the past? I don't care if it's your mom.
How accurate has it been? What kind of reputation does your information source have among others? What is the history of this information source?

C'mon, think, use that brain of yours. That's why He created it, after all. Think! Reason!

Far as I can tell this is a false rumor. It has no basis in truth.
Think! Evaluate! Trust your judgment! <arrrghgh> And they wonder why people believe that masks are against your civil rights or that X group is trying to take over the world?

Ann P.




Original message:

Hello there, I have Ben told that I cant use the sorbet in Canada, can
someone tell me if that is true, and why.  Thank you so much.
--
Please come and join us at angelsonges@groups.io

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: Internet Explorer will no longer be supported in November

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

I don't think they can do that. Internet Explorer is the same program as is Windows Explorer. I think they're dependent on each other.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: need the windows 10 talking installer

Nikola Mogin
 

Greeting

Windows 10 does not require a voice preinstallation

Windows 10 supports Starting the narrator during installation

Comand for starting the narrator is control+windows+enter

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Marvin Hunkin
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:01 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] need the windows 10 talking installer

 

                Hi. Need the win 10 talking installer. Why do I get a network error on the bryan smart site. Using google chrome. So how do I contact bryan smart.

Thanks.

 

 


using the orbet in Canada

 

Hello there, I have Ben told that I cant use the sorbet in Canada, can someone tell me if that is true, and why.  Thank you so much.

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