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Re: accessible 28 to 32-inch tv

"Marvin Atkins"
 

Josh,
 
Samsung UN32M5300AFXZC may be a good choice for you. Chris G. from Mystic Access did a wonderful tutorial on it. The last letter in the model number represents the country you live in as C for Canada so if you are in the U.S., you would put a U instead of a C when you look it up. Chris shows you how to turn on voice without sighted help.
 
Hope this gives you an idea of what’s out there,
Marvin
 

From: Josh Kennedy
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:23 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] accessible 28 to 32-inch tv
 

Hi,

 

I may be in the market to buy a new tv in a year or two once this one dies. My question is this. Are there any tvs with a 28-inch or 32-inch screen that are accessible and that I can set up without sighted help? A tv with voice guidance or a screen reader?

 

Josh

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


This week on Eyes On Success: Accessibility of US National parks

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Re: external hard drives

heather albright
 

It is 2tb but, I was hoping the price would be lower these days! Cheers Heather

 

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An Accessible Online Library:
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From: Steve Matzura
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 9:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] external hard drives

 

How much space does that $70 external drive have? How much space does what your mother wants to back up take up? If she compresses her pictures directory with something like Win-RAR or 7Zip, that should save some space. Unfortunately that doesn't happen with music, as it is already compressed.

 

On 9/25/2018 5:16 PM, heather albright wrote:

Hello, I am trying to find an external hard drive for my mom. She needs to back her pc up, put all her thousands of thousand photos and now she wants to put her music library on the drive.

 

So wanted to know if 70 dollars is a good price for wd drives? They say it is the old version but it looks like the knew version, woe!

Cheers Heather

 

 


Re: accessible 28 to 32-inch tv

Mich Verrier
 

Hi hear’s the tv that I got 2 years ago.

Model Number:  FW32D06F (Make sure there is a letter B after the model number for ecdition B)

UPC:  5381834029

Here is the link to the tv too:

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/sanyo-32-fw32d06f-led-lcd-hd-tv/6000196784584

it works quite well and once you have some one turn on voice guidance it is fine. Now I will say that if you have a dish it wont read out the guide or what the name of the show is. Now I live in Ontario Canada so if you live in the us that might be diffrint. Hth. From Mich.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: September 25, 2018 10:23 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] accessible 28 to 32-inch tv

 

Hi,

 

I may be in the market to buy a new tv in a year or two once this one dies. My question is this. Are there any tvs with a 28-inch or 32-inch screen that are accessible and that I can set up without sighted help? A tv with voice guidance or a screen reader?

 

Josh

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


accessible 28 to 32-inch tv

Josh Kennedy
 

Hi,

 

I may be in the market to buy a new tv in a year or two once this one dies. My question is this. Are there any tvs with a 28-inch or 32-inch screen that are accessible and that I can set up without sighted help? A tv with voice guidance or a screen reader?

 

Josh

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: external hard drives

Steve Matzura
 

How much space does that $70 external drive have? How much space does what your mother wants to back up take up? If she compresses her pictures directory with something like Win-RAR or 7Zip, that should save some space. Unfortunately that doesn't happen with music, as it is already compressed.


On 9/25/2018 5:16 PM, heather albright wrote:

Hello, I am trying to find an external hard drive for my mom. She needs to back her pc up, put all her thousands of thousand photos and now she wants to put her music library on the drive.

 

So wanted to know if 70 dollars is a good price for wd drives? They say it is the old version but it looks like the knew version, woe!

Cheers Heather



New office program

David Mehler
 

Hello,

How many use alternative office programs? And of those how many can
read from and write to Office 2010 .docx files?

I'm trying to get a document to read, one that is time sensitive, and
word keeps crashing, I am in need of an alternative. Screen readers
are jfw 2018 and NVDA 2018.3.

Some urgency.

Thanks.
Dave.


help with itunes

Kimsan
 

Hi,

I am using jaws 18, itunes 12 and windows 10 pro.

I need help with itunes and locating the playlist I created.

I created the play list from my iphone, synced it to itunes but I can’t seem to find it.

Thank you.

 

 

 

http://therasslincafe.com/

 


Using an external numeric keypad with Jaws and encountering some problems

Cristóbal
 

Hello list,

I do a lot of number typing and because of this, I finally got tired of toggeling the numlock key on and off and forgetting what it was on. I decided to get an external numeric keypad and using it for the data entry part and leaving the onboard numpad as the navigation keys.

Anyway, I ended up buying the Jelly Comb wireless model: https://www.amazon.com/Jelly-Comb-Wireless-Receiver-Compatible/dp/B01HLTH7YE

The computer recognizes it fine with the little wireless dongle, but I’m finding that when I try to use it, Jaws will say “numlock off” for every single number on the 10-key when in the number state. Also, regardless if numlock is on or off, the / and * keys above #8 and 9 will activate as left and right mouse click. Not good if you want to punch in dates.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone’s actually using an external numeric keypad be it this one or some other model and if there’s either a fix for these particular issues or maybe there’s a specific model that plays well with Jaws?

I can even live with the numlock off announcement thing if I really, really had to, but the left and right mouse button thing I find really disruptive since without it, there’s no quick and convenient way to punch in dates.

Thanks,

 

Cristóbal

 


external hard drives

heather albright
 

Hello, I am trying to find an external hard drive for my mom. She needs to back her pc up, put all her thousands of thousand photos and now she wants to put her music library on the drive.

 

So wanted to know if 70 dollars is a good price for wd drives? They say it is the old version but it looks like the knew version, woe!

Cheers Heather

"Blindness is a characteristic, not a handicap!" Dr. Kenneth Jernigan
e-mail:
kd5cbl@...
sites:
National Federation of The Blind:
www.nfb.org
An Accessible Online Library:
www.bookshare.org

 


Re: Firefox freezes and unuseable

Nancy Shackelford
 

Have latest Frefox and have restarted numerous times. Latest version
of NVDA. Only addons I have are ETI Elloquence and Tripletalk addon.
Happens with JAWS 2018 as well.

Thanks,

Nance

On 9/24/18, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:
Hi Nancy,

With NVDA, which version are you using? We discovered that the initial
release of NVDA 2018.3 had a bug which caused Firefox to crash, but we
released NVDA 2018.3.1 the next day which resolved that issue.

If you have updated, two things to check:

Firstly, have you restarted the computer after updating either NVDA or
Firefox?
Secondly, if you try restarting NVDA with add-ons disabled (press NVDA+Q
then down arrow to "Restart with add-ons disabled" and press ENTER) see if
that helps - if it does, let us know which add-ons you are using.

Otherwise, if you could send me a copy of your log to info@...,
I'd be happy to have a look (press NVDA+F1, then control+a to select all,
then open an email to me and control+v to paste the log.

Kind regards

Quentin.
--
Nancy Shackelford --Walk On Faith And Trust In Love - Michael Reid--


Re: technological resources for learning I P A symbols?

Leo Bado
 

hi, thanks to those of you who replied!


Leo Bado

El 23/09/2018 a las 15:35, Teri McElroy escribió:
Hi


One option for writing phonetic code is an online phonetic translator. You can paste the english text in to an edit box on the site and have it translated into phonetic script. I also managed to find one to translate from phonetic script to english but can't find the link right now. This one might get you started, and you can google to find more.

https://easypronunciation.com/en/english-phonetic-transcription-converter

For information on the braille for phonetic symbols, visit the ICEB website.

The other option is to use unicode. Here is the page I found which explaines how to get Jaws to read IPA symbols in unicode.

If you decide to go this route, I suggest you make backups of your files before modifying the tables in Jaws before proceeding in case you need to restore your original files if something goes wrong. It's not for the faint hearted. The page below gives step by step instructions for modifying the Jaws tables and I think there is also information in Jaws help on modifying speech characters.

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~reng/jaws-ipa.html

Teri
On 23-Sep-18 1:52 PM, enes sarıbaş wrote:

hi,I am also interested in this. I am starting my master in linguistics next week, and will need to do this to participate in my phonology class. I assume brailling is required, as it doesn't appear possible to read these naturally as audio.


On 9/23/2018 3:36 AM, Leo Bado wrote:

Hi Teri,

I use jaws and n v d a as well, bothon their latest versions.

I haven’t e-mailto n v d a developers, probably I’ll ask on the international mailing list.

Sounds really interesting what you were ssayiing about modify jaws so it can say the names of the phonetic symbols.I’ll google it to see what can I find.

However, for now my main obstacle is that I can’t find any accessible info related to this.

For instance, I would like to find a web site describing the name of the phonetic symbol, followed by how to write it with a keyboard and if possible even an audio example.

As I said in my first message, all I had found is how to write those symbols using asciidecimal and hex.

I don’t know how to do that because I’m confused.

Once I figure out that, I would try to add new each symbol as an entry to the default dictionary.

I can’t tell it will work but so far I can’t come up with a better idea.

Leo Bado
El 22/09/2018 a las 13:57, Teri McElroy escribió:
Hello Leo

I would be interested to know if anyone else on list has answers to your questions, especially about writing phonetic or phonemic symbols. If you are a Jaws user, there is a way to modify Jaws so that it says the names of the phonetic symbols, but it won't pronounce words written with those symbols.

Which screen reader do you use? If you use NVDA have you emailed the developers to see if NVDA can be modified to pronounce the symbols? I found information on how to do this with Jaws by googling so there could be something similar for NVDA.
If you have difficulty understanding ESpeak, can you use another synthesizer?

Teri
On 23-Sep-18 4:02 AM, Leo Bado wrote:

Hello fellow listers,

I stop by to ask a question about learning phonetic sounds for English language and any accessible tech-tool related.

I’ve been looking for an accessible way to read phonetic symbols specificly with a synthetizer or may be a software.For my surprise espeak reads some of the phonetic sounds properly but it seems not to be able to read all of them, besides I have a hard time trying to grasp what espaek is trying to say due to its robotic sound.So, if anyone can give me a tip ere I would appreciate it.

I also want to know if someone knows how to write phonetic sounds, let’s say at least using ascii code.I foundcodes for ascii decimal and hexadecimal or something like that but I don’t know how to use those codes to write the symbol.

Lastly but no least, does anyone have international phonetic alphabet (I P A) on audio that be willing to share?

I take hints and remarks about how to face this situation, specially because I can’t find reliable technological resources in oreder to properly learn the international phonetic alphabet.

Thank you for any help or suggestion.

--
Leo Bado




Re: Firefox freezes and unuseable

George McCoy <slr1bpz@...>
 

Thank you very much, Sir.


George

On 9/25/2018 5:39 AM, Quentin Christensen wrote:
Hi George,

You can download NVDA 2018.3.1 from https://www.nvaccess.org/download/

You can read the release announcement with what's new from: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/announcing-the-release-of-nvda-2018-3/

And you might be interested in reading today's In-Process which not only links to both of the above, but also to Joseph Lee's package of NVDA Remote which works with NVDA 2018.3.1 as well: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-25-september-2018/

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 4:13 PM George McCoy <slr1bpz@...> wrote:

Where can I download NVDA 2018.3.1


Thanks,

George

On 9/24/2018 8:11 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:
Hi Nancy,

With NVDA, which version are you using?  We discovered that the initial release of NVDA 2018.3 had a bug which caused Firefox to crash, but we released NVDA 2018.3.1 the next day which resolved that issue.

If you have updated, two things to check:

Firstly, have you restarted the computer after updating either NVDA or Firefox?
Secondly, if you try restarting NVDA with add-ons disabled (press NVDA+Q then down arrow to "Restart with add-ons disabled" and press ENTER) see if that helps - if it does, let us know which add-ons you are using.

Otherwise, if you could send me a copy of your log to info@..., I'd be happy to have a look (press NVDA+F1, then control+a to select all, then open an email to me and control+v to paste the log.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 10:58 AM Nancy Shackelford <n.k.nancelady@...> wrote:
I'm running Win 7. Anytime I start Firefox, it quickly freezes, makes
computer severely slow, and it does this with N V D A and JAWS both.
Haven't tried System Access, but I really have to think it's not a
screen reader problem. Should I get an earlier version of F F? I
really need to use it because I have several mail accounts for which I
don't have the passwords any more, and I want to avoid going and
getting new ones if at all possible.

Thanks in advance,

Nance

--
Nancy Shackelford --Walk On Faith And Trust In Love - Michael Reid--





--
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Training and Support Manager

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Re: pinning a website to the taskbar in W10 using IE11

Steve Matzura
 

That's the generally accepted solution.


I find it very odd that no Web browser I have yet seen allows manual access to its taskbar jump  list.

On 9/24/2018 6:50 PM, Blaster wrote:
You could try creating a desktop shortcut that opens the website that
you want, then pin that shortcut to the task bar, that might work.
Here's how to create a desktop shortcut that opens up to a website,

https://www.intowindows.com/how-to-create-website-shortcut-on-desktop-in-windows-10/


HTH,
Blaster

On 9/24/18, Matt <matt.from.florida@...> wrote:
Did you even read this link? It does nothing to help with pinning a web
site
to the task bar using IE11 without a mouse.

To do it the way it is describe in the link you have to be able to drag and
drop the icon of the website on your desktop. This is almost impossible
without being able to see and use the mouse.

What I need to know is there a way to do this from the keyboard and using
JFW latest version 2018?

There is no problem doing this with edge as pin to task bar is built in
edge. The only problem is when you do it in edge then the pin site opens in
edge.

As edge is getting better and better with JFW it is not there yet.

It is usable and workable but JFW has a little way to go to make it your
main browser to use. But thanks for your input and effort .







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Steve Matzura
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 3:31 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] pinning a website to the taskbar in W10 using IE11



https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-pin-a-website-to-the-taskbar/



On 9/24/2018 12:12 PM, Matt wrote:

Hi, is there away without having site to pin a website to the taskbar in
W10
using IE to the task bar?

I know you can do this if you have site by dragging and dropping to the
task
bar.

But this is almost impossible if you don't have site.

I am using the latest version of JfW 2018..





Matt

Matt.from.florida@...











Re: How to get rid of Avast

Fanus
 

Hello Gene
Thank you, your memory is good. I did proceed to the place where there appeared to be no speech and upon pressing spacebar jaws told me there is a reinstall and a uninstall item and I checked the uninstall and then it proceeded to uninstall avast. This shows the value of this list, with you and other experts.
Kind regards
Fanus
 
 

From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 5:55 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to get rid of Avast
 
I am not aware of any do not run option.  Are you asking about one because you want to remove the program?  You can turn off the shields but the program is still running.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Fanus
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 7:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to get rid of Avast
 
Hello Hope
Thanks for the advice. Do you know if it is possible to prevent avast to run when the pc boots?
Regards
Fanus
 
 
From: Hope Williamson via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 8:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to get rid of Avast
 

The last time I tried to get rid of Avast by myself, I ended up disabling everything in MSConfig and had to have a friend's husband come and re-enable it for me. I don't really think you can get rid of Avast by yourself. As for how I ended up disabling everything, I just wasn't paying attention.

On 9/24/2018 1:26 AM, Fanus wrote:
Hello list
Avast got installed on my pc without my permission. It slows down the pc considerably. I try to remove it with Add and Remove but although it says it is uninstalling when I switch my pc on, it is still there. Can anyone tell me how to let it vanish?
Regards
Fanus
 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: How to get rid of Avast

Gene
 

I am not aware of any do not run option.  Are you asking about one because you want to remove the program?  You can turn off the shields but the program is still running.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Fanus
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 7:19 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to get rid of Avast

Hello Hope
Thanks for the advice. Do you know if it is possible to prevent avast to run when the pc boots?
Regards
Fanus
 
 
From: Hope Williamson via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 8:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to get rid of Avast
 

The last time I tried to get rid of Avast by myself, I ended up disabling everything in MSConfig and had to have a friend's husband come and re-enable it for me. I don't really think you can get rid of Avast by yourself. As for how I ended up disabling everything, I just wasn't paying attention.

On 9/24/2018 1:26 AM, Fanus wrote:
Hello list
Avast got installed on my pc without my permission. It slows down the pc considerably. I try to remove it with Add and Remove but although it says it is uninstalling when I switch my pc on, it is still there. Can anyone tell me how to let it vanish?
Regards
Fanus
 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


How do you create a short-cut key?

Carolyn Arnold
 

The subject line is the question here, how do you create a
short cut key? Thanks.

If you pray, don't worry; if you worry, don't pray,

Carolyn


Re: How to get rid of Avast

Peter Spitz
 

I just tried the Alt-Y key and spacebar a few times after starting the
uninstall and somehow got it to work. It wasn't speaking much but
suddenly it told me that it was uninstalling everything. I had to
reboot and upon reboot, AVAST is now gone. Thanks everyone, I've had
this thing on my laptop for nearly a year without luck before.

On 9/25/18, Fanus <buys.fanus@...> wrote:
Hello Hope
Thanks for the advice. Do you know if it is possible to prevent avast to run
when the pc boots?
Regards
Fanus


From: Hope Williamson via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 8:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to get rid of Avast

The last time I tried to get rid of Avast by myself, I ended up disabling
everything in MSConfig and had to have a friend's husband come and re-enable
it for me. I don't really think you can get rid of Avast by yourself. As for
how I ended up disabling everything, I just wasn't paying attention.


On 9/24/2018 1:26 AM, Fanus wrote:

Hello list
Avast got installed on my pc without my permission. It slows down the pc
considerably. I try to remove it with Add and Remove but although it says it
is uninstalling when I switch my pc on, it is still there. Can anyone tell
me how to let it vanish?
Regards
Fanus


Virus-free. www.avast.com







Re: In-Process and information on NVDA Remote

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi David,

Quite well.  I can't think of anything which has regressed lately, and just last In-Process I wrote a piece about the Spell check function, which has improved a lot even since Office 2016: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-11th-september-2018/

Regards

Quentin.


On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 10:48 PM David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:

Quentin,

Do you have any information as to how well NVDA is supporting Office 2019 when installed with Office 365?


David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com
On 9/25/2018 6:35 AM, Quentin Christensen wrote:
Hi everyone, I've written an "In-Process" post today. I don't usually post everywhere about that (though if you are interested, you should follow the blog) Importantly, in this edition however, is the link to the packaged version of NVDA Remote which works with NVDA 2018.3.1. Thanks to Joseph Lee for providing the update. Also, a bit of background on why some add-ons needed updates to begin with.

You can read this week's In-Process here: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-25-september-2018/


--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 



--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 


Re: In-Process and information on NVDA Remote

David Goldfield
 

Quentin,

Do you have any information as to how well NVDA is supporting Office 2019 when installed with Office 365?


David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com

On 9/25/2018 6:35 AM, Quentin Christensen wrote:
Hi everyone, I've written an "In-Process" post today. I don't usually post everywhere about that (though if you are interested, you should follow the blog) Importantly, in this edition however, is the link to the packaged version of NVDA Remote which works with NVDA 2018.3.1. Thanks to Joseph Lee for providing the update. Also, a bit of background on why some add-ons needed updates to begin with.

You can read this week's In-Process here: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-25-september-2018/


--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess