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Re: importing a file in to word?

Smiling?
 

Just try opening it up in Word using control+O.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kay Malmquist
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 1:56 PM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] importing a file in to word?

 

How would I import a PDF file in to Microsoft Word 2003?  It has been so long that I don't remember.  I looked through the menus but didn't see anything obvious.  Thanks much.

 

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

 

Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength.
Corrie Ten Boom - 1892-1983 - Watchmaker
 


looking for accessible all in one printer

Matt
 

Hi, looking for a black and white color all in one printer that prints in black and white but will scan in color and has copying and fax abilities. I prefer laser jet for the printer.

Any suggestions out there?

 

 

 

Matt

Matt.from.florida@...

 


Door Dash: Is It Accessible?

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,


Recently, the Door Dash website for ordering foods from local restaurants became available in the Buffalo, New York area.  The address is:

http://doordash.com.

At first glance, the website seems accessible.  You type in your exact address including city, state and zip code and you get a list of restaurants within a reasonable distance from your location.


However, once you start picking restaurants there are problems. The restaurants themselves show up just fine and the menu items also show up just fine.  When you try selecting a button or a checkbox, neither JAWS 2018, or NVDA latest version activate the buttons or check boxes.


There is an accessibility link which simply refers you to a toll free phone number.  When I called it, the operator told me you have to create an account first.  I don't see how this would activate the buttons or checkbox accessibility, but in any case, that is what I was told. I really don't want to give my account/credit information to a site that I may not be able to use.  So my question is: has anyone ever used this site and if so, do the check boxes and buttons work as they are supposed to when you create an account?


Thanks for any help.


--
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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Problem regarding Outlook 2013

Veronica Kirk
 

Aman, you have solved my problem.  Thank you very much, and that is what I meant, Shift-Tab.  I was concentrating so on how to explain my problem in order that it would be understood that I just typed the wrong key.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman Singer
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 4:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Problem regarding Outlook 2013

 

Hi,

 

                It sounds like you have minimized or turned off the folder pane. I can’t, of course, guarantee that this is what happened, but it does sound like it. To enable the folder pane, try hitting alt+f1 while in the inbox. Now try hitting shift+tab  (you say shift+control below, but I’m almost sure you mean shift+tab, as shift+control doesn’t move focus while in a folder and you describe a move of focus). If this doesn’t work, while in the message list, press and release the alt key, then press and release v, then press and release f, then press and release n. This should bring the folder pane back even if alt+f1 doesn’t work for some reason.

HTH,

Aman

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 4:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Problem regarding Outlook 2013

 

Hello to all,

 

On my windows 7 machine I am using Outlook 2013.  Previously when in my Inbox, if I would use Shift-Control, JAWS would read out the number of unread messages to be read, and I could then down arrow reading each folder name and enter to go in to that holder.  However, lately, when I press Shift-Control, JAWS reads “search query.”  So now I do not know how many unread e-mails I have, and also I cannot get to my other folders.  I have no idea what I have done to cause this change, and if any of you could please let me know what to do to get Outlook to behave as it did previously, I would deeply appreciate it.  Thank you in advance for any help.

 

Veronica

 


Re: Problem regarding Outlook 2013

Aman Singer
 

Hi,

 

                It sounds like you have minimized or turned off the folder pane. I can’t, of course, guarantee that this is what happened, but it does sound like it. To enable the folder pane, try hitting alt+f1 while in the inbox. Now try hitting shift+tab  (you say shift+control below, but I’m almost sure you mean shift+tab, as shift+control doesn’t move focus while in a folder and you describe a move of focus). If this doesn’t work, while in the message list, press and release the alt key, then press and release v, then press and release f, then press and release n. This should bring the folder pane back even if alt+f1 doesn’t work for some reason.

HTH,

Aman

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 4:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Problem regarding Outlook 2013

 

Hello to all,

 

On my windows 7 machine I am using Outlook 2013.  Previously when in my Inbox, if I would use Shift-Control, JAWS would read out the number of unread messages to be read, and I could then down arrow reading each folder name and enter to go in to that holder.  However, lately, when I press Shift-Control, JAWS reads “search query.”  So now I do not know how many unread e-mails I have, and also I cannot get to my other folders.  I have no idea what I have done to cause this change, and if any of you could please let me know what to do to get Outlook to behave as it did previously, I would deeply appreciate it.  Thank you in advance for any help.

 

Veronica

 


importing a file in to word?

Kay Malmquist
 

How would I import a PDF file in to Microsoft Word 2003?  It has been so long that I don't remember.  I looked through the menus but didn't see anything obvious.  Thanks much.
 
Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength.
Corrie Ten Boom - 1892-1983 - Watchmaker
 


Problem regarding Outlook 2013

Veronica Kirk
 

Hello to all,

 

On my windows 7 machine I am using Outlook 2013.  Previously when in my Inbox, if I would use Shift-Control, JAWS would read out the number of unread messages to be read, and I could then down arrow reading each folder name and enter to go in to that holder.  However, lately, when I press Shift-Control, JAWS reads “search query.”  So now I do not know how many unread e-mails I have, and also I cannot get to my other folders.  I have no idea what I have done to cause this change, and if any of you could please let me know what to do to get Outlook to behave as it did previously, I would deeply appreciate it.  Thank you in advance for any help.

 

Veronica

 


Re: iPhone 7 not ringing

Joseph Hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

Hi Ashley, go to settings, and sounds, and make sure your volume is all the way up there.

joseph hudson

Technology support for the blind or better known as Mack, IOS and Windows support 

FaceTime, iMessage, and email

jhud7789@...

Telephone/what's up messenger

254-300-7667

Twitter
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Facebook

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Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 12, 2018, at 5:23 PM, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io <ashbreger@...> wrote:

My mute switch is not on and do not disturb is not on.


Ashley Breger

On Nov 12, 2018, at 5:16 PM, Marie <scribbles5@...> wrote:

If the other things do not apply, go into sound settings and check the volume for ringers and alerts.
Marie


-----Original Message----- From: Ashley Breger via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2018 11:01 AM
To: Techtalks
Subject: [TechTalk] iPhone 7 not ringing

Hi guys has anyone else had trouble with the iPhone 7 not ringing when you receive an incoming call? And if so has anyone found a fix for it?
Thanks,


Ashley Breger










Re: JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

Mário Navarro
 

   

Hi.
Yes, in my installation, the version is also professional.
And I think I'm having some issues because of this...


cheers.
Às 23:10 de 30/10/2018, Mike B. escreveu:
Hi Dan,
 
I used the same installer and once installed it's the Home version, at least it is on my computer.
 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Go Rams!
Sent from my iBarstool.
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----- Original Message -----
From: dan kysor
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

This seems to only download jaws professional, so is the home edition not available yet?

dan

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3:23 PM
To: Tech Talk
Subject: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

 

Hi All,

 

The JAWS2019 Beta cycle is now over and this is the release for all.  You'll need an SMA with at least 1 upgrade available to authorize JAWS2019.

 

32 & 64 Bit:

 

 

What's new in JAWS2019:

 

What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading Software

 

This page describes the new features and improvements available in JAWS 2019.

 

list of 3 items
JAWS 2019 Features
Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization

 

JAWS 2019 introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS would
not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount of time before JAWS started
speaking could be significant. While it is not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization process will now be completed simultaneously
to startup. As JAWS searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period" authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to what
is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the authorization check has finished,
JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

 

Separation of Office Scripts

 

JAWS Microsoft Office support for Word, Outlook, and Excel has been separated into different script sets which now load depending on the version of Office
currently running. This makes it much easier to make continued improvements to Office 365 support going forward without the risk of breaking JAWS functionality
in previous versions of Office for users who still rely on these older versions. If you are running Office 2016 or Office 365, and the version number includes
a build number of build 10000 or higher, the newly created Office settings for Word, Outlook, and Excel should be loaded when you run those applications.
If you are running earlier Office versions, JAWS should load the Word Classic, Outlook Classic, or Excel Classic settings.

 

To verify the version and build number of office you are using, press CTRL+INSERT+V. This command will also indicate if you are running a retail or subscription
version of Office. To verify which JAWS settings are loaded, press INSERT+Q.

 

Improved Performance in Office 365 Applications

 

With the changes made to separate the Office 365 support from the scripts for previous Office versions, we are now able to take advantage of more UIA functionality
provided by Microsoft. There is also much less decision making that needs to be done in the scripts since there are no longer other office versions to
be considered. As a result, users should notice greatly improved performance and responsiveness when using current versions of Word, Excel, and Outlook.
A few areas where users may notice increased responsiveness include:

 

list of 3 items
• Navigating large documents in Word that contain a lot of markup such as footnotes, endnotes, comments, tables, and so on.
• Editing data and formulas in Excel.
• Navigating large message folders in Outlook.
list end

 

For braille users, document spacing an formatting are now more accurately indicated on the braille display. This includes indents, outdents, and tab stops.
We have also addressed several issues with the braille cursor not always being positioned where expected, which made it difficult to sometimes edit using
braille.

 

If you are using a braille display with status cells, it will now also be easier to tell if text is centered or right justified by displaying "cj" or "rj"
in the first two cells when focused on the line containing the centered or right justified content.

 

Notification of Spelling Errors in Word 365

 

JAWS was the first screen reader to introduce Spelling error detection in Microsoft Word around 1998. This feature indicated when the cursor moved into
or out of a spelling or grammatical error while navigating and was also able to count the errors on the current line. These errors could also be marked
in Braille with dots 7 and 8. However, the ability to count the errors and mark them in braille adversely affected the responsiveness of navigating the
document and was turned off by default.

 

The improvements to this feature in JAWS 2019 now offer the following above and beyond the prior functionality:

 

list of 4 items
• Play a buzzer sound during typing, when you press SPACEBAR after entering a misspelled word.
• Reliably underline errors in braille or count the errors on the line navigated to without any decrease in responsiveness.
• Detect advanced proofing issues, not just spelling and grammar errors.
• Read the error inline with the text as you navigate by line, similar to how JAWS indicates other text attributes such as bolded text, indicating the
error with speech, sound or voice change (using the Speech and Sounds Manager).
list end

 

To configure whether or not the buzzer sound is heard when SPACEBAR is pressed after mistyping a word, open Quick Settings (INSERT+V) from Word or Outlook
and select or clear the "Spelling buzzer on mistyped words" check box. This option is available when using JAWS with Office 365 versions higher than 16.0.10000.

 


The other Spelling options in the Microsoft Word Quick Settings, "Spelling error detection" and "Grammatical error detection," currently remain the same.
They allow you to cycle Spelling and Grammar options between off, hearing spelling/Grammar errors as you navigate by character, word, line, or Say All,
or hearing spelling/Grammar errors plus count.

 

Speak Character Phonetically After Pause During Character Navigation

 

As you navigate by character, JAWS will now speak the phonetic representation of letters if you pause for a brief period of time. This enables you to immediately
hear a letter spoken phonetically without the need to perform an additional command.

 

By default, JAWS speaks the character phonetically after a one and a half second pause. To change the amount of time JAWS waits before the phonetic announcement,
or to completely turn off this feature, do the following:

 

list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. If you want changes to only apply to a particular application, select it from the Application list. Otherwise, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default
settings file.
3. Type "Phonetic."
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "When pausing after character navigation, speak character phonetically," then press SPACEBAR to cycle through the available
options.
5. Select OK to exit Settings Center.
list end

 

JAWS also offers a manual option to speak phonetics continuously as you navigate by character. Pressing the Say Character Keystroke (NUM PAD 5) twice quickly
toggles this feature on and off. If you are using the manual option for all letters, the pause announcement will not occur.

 

Prompt to Confirm when Exiting JAWS Now Optional

 

When you perform one of the commands to exit JAWS including INSERT+F4, a prompt displays asking if you are sure you want to quit JAWS. You can then press
ENTER to quit or ESC to cancel. JAWS 2019 now allows you to disable this prompt so that JAWS immediately exits. To disable the shutdown prompt, open the
Basics dialog box located in the JAWS Options menu, and clear the "Prompt to Confirm when Exiting JAWS" check box.

 

New Consolidated Setup Package

 

Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer have to choose
the correct setup executable based on your system as well as which language you need. When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether
you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other than the
default for your operating system, select the Options button on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you are updating an existing
installation, the Options button is not available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

 

Audio Ducking Support for Windows 10 version 1803 and Higher

 

The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10 Spring 2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes the volume
of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the volume of the music will
be slightly lowered so you can comfortably hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops talking.

 

By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and select the "Lower
the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio Ducking can be turned on through
Settings center by doing the following:

 

list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. In the Search edit box, type "volume" without the quotes.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" in the filtered search results in the tree view.
5. Press SPACEBAR to toggle this option.
list end

 

You can also press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by D to quickly toggle Audio Ducking on or off. The current setting will remain in effect until you press the
layered keystroke again or restart JAWS.

 

TAB Key No Longer Echoed

 

For users who leave Typing Echo enabled, JAWS will no longer announce the TAB key by default. This means you will not constantly hear "ALT+TAB" while switching
between applications or hear "TAB" spoken each time as you move through links on web pages.

 

Note: If you prefer to have the TAB key spoken, or you would like to mute other keys such as SPACEBAR, ENTER, or ESC, open Settings Center and search for
"manage key labels". For more details, refer to this support article on using the
Manage Key Labels
 feature.

 

Announce Multi-line Edit Fields

 

JAWS 2019 can now indicate when focus moves into a multi-line edit field. To enable this announcement, select the new "Announce multi-line edit" option
located in the Miscellaneous group in Settings Center.

 

New Support for Grade 1 Braille Input

 

JAWS now supports grade 1 literary braille input for languages such as English that offer more than one type of braille output. For example, if you open
the Braille Translation group in Settings Center and set the output to Unified English Braille Grade 1, you will now be able to choose between computer
braille or Unified English Braille Grade 1 for input.

 

Skype

 

Skype now offers three options on Windows 10.

 

list of 3 items
1. You can continue using Skype Classic which is version 7 and works very well with JAWS. Note that Skype Classic is expected to be retired at some point
not yet known.
2. You can download and install the new Desktop version 8, which is now supported in JAWS. See details below.
3. You can install the Universal App from the Microsoft Store. However, this is the least accessible at this time and we recommend you install Skype 7
or 8 for the best support.
list end

 

For users moving to Skype 8, please be certain to download the version referred to as "Skype for Windows" which works well on Windows 10. Note that the
Universal App we are not recommending is referred to as "Skype for Windows 10".

 

For those using Skype version 8, we have added some additional keystrokes to help with navigation since these options are not offered in Skype. These commands
are:

 

list of 3 items
• Move to the chat entry field: CTRL+INSERT+E
• Move to the chat history list: CTRL+INSERT+Y
• Move to the conversations list: CTRL+INSERT+N
list end

 

You can also use the JAWS commands INSERT+W and INSERT+H while focused on Skype for a list of most of the keyboard commands you would want to know when
using Skype. For a full list from Microsoft, please visit the
Skype Hotkeys Web Page.

 

Tip: You can assign a keystroke such as ALT+CTRL+S to the Skype icon on the Desktop to quickly open Skype to answer an incoming call. If you are in another
application and you receive an incoming call alert, you can press your shortcut keystroke to open Skype, press INSERT+UP ARROW or INSERT+TAB to read the
caller information, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+P or use TAB to choose Answer or Decline.

 

Help Improve Freedom Scientific Products

 

JAWS 2019 includes a new option which allows us to collect anonymous usage information that is generated as you use the software for your daily tasks.
This data helps us continue to make improvements as well as more easily locate and address problems. Collected data includes JAWS version, operating system
version, language, country, as well as information on various JAWS settings such as the current synthesizer, braille display, and braille table.

 

If you choose to participate, no spoken or braille content is collected and no data is shared with any parties outside of Freedom Scientific. The data
we collect strictly helps us better understand how our software is being used in the field so we can quickly make enhancements to features being used the
most by our customers. If you choose not to participate, then no usage data is collected and transmitted.

 

You can change your selection at any time by doing the following:

 

list of 4 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center and press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default settings file.
2. Navigate to Miscellaneous in the tree view and press RIGHT ARROW to expand the group.
3. Use the SPACEBAR to select or clear the "Submit Anonymous Usage Data" check box.
4. Press ENTER to save your change and close Settings Center.
list end

 

You can also choose whether or not to participate in this program through the Startup Wizard located in the   JAWS Help menu.

 

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Re: iPhone 7 not ringing

 

My mute switch is not on and do not disturb is not on.


Ashley Breger

On Nov 12, 2018, at 5:16 PM, Marie <scribbles5@...> wrote:

If the other things do not apply, go into sound settings and check the volume for ringers and alerts.
Marie


-----Original Message----- From: Ashley Breger via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2018 11:01 AM
To: Techtalks
Subject: [TechTalk] iPhone 7 not ringing

Hi guys has anyone else had trouble with the iPhone 7 not ringing when you receive an incoming call? And if so has anyone found a fix for it?
Thanks,


Ashley Breger





Re: iPhone 7 not ringing

Marie
 

If the other things do not apply, go into sound settings and check the volume for ringers and alerts.
Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: Ashley Breger via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2018 11:01 AM
To: Techtalks
Subject: [TechTalk] iPhone 7 not ringing

Hi guys has anyone else had trouble with the iPhone 7 not ringing when you receive an incoming call? And if so has anyone found a fix for it?
Thanks,


Ashley Breger


Re: iPhone 7 not ringing

Marie
 

Make sure you did not accidently press the mute switch on the left side of the phone. It should be toward the front. Also check to make sure that "do not disturb" is turned off.
Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: Ashley Breger via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2018 11:01 AM
To: Techtalks
Subject: [TechTalk] iPhone 7 not ringing

Hi guys has anyone else had trouble with the iPhone 7 not ringing when you receive an incoming call? And if so has anyone found a fix for it?
Thanks,


Ashley Breger


Correct C++ Version

George Zaynoun
 

Hi!
I am trying to launch a software that refuses to start. In the instructions for that software they say if it won't start we have to download and install vcredist_x86.exe and they give us a link for that. I am downloading this vcredist_x86.exe from their website and installing it, I only get an ok button to press when executing it. I try to launch my software again as instructed but I never get to next and get same error message that says: DfuWizard.exe The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail. OK
That was the error message and I don't know what tool they are talking about nor I know how to use it and DfuWizard.exe is the program I am trying to launch and if it launches correctly I should get a traditional installation dialog box with next and cancel. I have windows 10 Pro 64 bit latest update and I don't know how to trace where this C++ error is getting me, what shal I do to fix C++? I want to launch this software to upgrade a device called RiVO 2.2 firmware which is a small keyboard for iPhone and it never launches, thanks.

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iPhone 7 not ringing

 

Hi guys has anyone else had trouble with the iPhone 7 not ringing when you receive an incoming call? And if so has anyone found a fix for it?
Thanks,


Ashley Breger


Outlook receives mail but does not send

Fanus
 

Hello list
A friend has a problem in that she can receive emails but outlook does not send. I suspect it is a wrong outlook setting but I do not use outlook, so I do not know how to help her.
Regards
Fanus
 


Word Press & Links

Steve & Shannon Cook <cookcafe@...>
 

Hi All,

Using jaws 2018 and IE. I am the content manager for a website using Word
Press. What I would like to do is create a link on the homepage. Lets call
it Publications. Then when a person clicks on publications, they are taken
to another page with several links pertaining to Publications. How can I
set this up? Thanks in advance!


Steve Cook
District 2 State Board Member of the NFB of SC 1st Vice President of the
Computer Science & Technology Division of the NFB of SC 1st Vice President
of the Columbia Chapter of the NFB of SC


Re: How to turn voice view on on an Amazon fire stick

Richard
 

Hi Ashley,
Give this a try:

Source: https://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubnew.asp?DocID=aw170902

There are only a few buttons, so their functions and positions are easy to memorize. At the top
center is the Voice Command button (the version without voice control does not include this button). Press and hold this button to issue voice commands.
Directly beneath is the Select button, which is surrounded by a standard navigation ring with controls for up, down, left, and right. Completing the layout
are two rows of three buttons each. The upper row from left to right: Back, Home, and Menu. The bottom row, also from left to right: Rewind, Play/Pause, and Fast Forward.

Getting Started

VoiceView Preview will automatically update over the air, so if you already have a Fire TV, the chances are good it has been updated to the latest version.
To check, simply press and hold the Back and Menu buttons for a few seconds to start VoiceView.

Not every new Fire TV will arrive with the latest software updates already installed. Brand new Fire TV owners will require sighted help to set up the
unit. Although mine came with my Amazon credentials pre-entered, I did need sighted assistance to help select a language and Wi-Fi network. Once this was
done, the Fire TV auto-played a brief instructional video outlining basic commands used to operate the device.

Unfortunately, the software did not automatically update to the latest version at this point. I didn't know you can manually initiate a software update
via the Settings/Device/About menu, so I simply turned off the TV and waited overnight to see if it would update on its own. It did. In the morning, when
I pressed and held down the Back and Menu buttons, VoiceView began speaking almost instantly.

Using VoiceView

In order to save network bandwidth, the over-the-air update that includes VoiceView Preview doesn't include the high quality IVONA voice. Instead, the
preview began with the lower quality Android SVOX Pico voice offering a brief tutorial on how to use VoiceView. Midway through the tutorial, the IVONA
voice kicked in. This is the same text-to-speech voice used on VoiceView for Fire tablets, and the new VoiceView for Kindle. The IVONA voice is clear,
crisp, and easy to understand, even you've never used a screen reader before.

One of the controls missing from this preview version is the ability to change the VoiceView volume. The preset volume is acceptable, but while viewing
one program with an especially quiet soundtrack I turned my TV volume so high that VoiceView blared uncomfortably loudly.

The Left and Right controls on the navigation ring move the user forward and backward through the various menus and listings, offering screen-reader-like
feedback along the way. The Select button confirms your choices. Additional information unrelated to menu structure, such as program descriptions, is often
presented on the screen; pressing Up and Down provides access to these points of interest. Note that some information, such as user reviews, are not currently
accessible, and will announce "Disabled" when VoiceView encounters them.

For a sighted user, the Fire TV menus do not always run from left to right (some run top to bottom), but VoiceView rearranges them for easier navigation.
This is done through the screen reader's Enhanced Navigation mode. To toggle between Standard and Enhanced navigation, press and hold the Menu button.

For sighted users, pressing the Menu button once opens a control menu with options such as Jump to Time and Play from Beginning. When VoiceView is running,
the first press of the Menu button speaks a context-sensitive help screen. Double pressing Menu button? will call up the secondary menu.

Accessing Media on the Fire TV

You can use the Amazon Fire TV to purchase and play movies, TV shows, music, and other content directly from Amazon, or to play content already in your
Amazon library. Amazon Prime members also have access to Prime Video and Prime Music.

Use VoiceView to navigate through the various category menus and listings until you locate your desired title, then use the Select button to play, purchase,
or add the title to your watch list. Titles available for free play via Prime Video are announced as such after their title names are voiced.

Alternatively, you can use the Search box to jump directly to a title. Users of the original Apple TV will be familiar with the style of keyboard used.
It consists of a single row of letters and numbers that you navigate using the Left and Right keys. Press Select to choose a character. There is an audible
click when you press the select button, but you will not hear audible confirmation of the letter you have typed. I found these clicks to be hit and miss.
Sometimes I would hear them, sometimes not. If I didn't hear the click, I would reenter the character only to discover that I had now entered it two or
three times. I could not find a way to review what I'd typed. The Backspace key is at the extreme far bottom right of the multi-row keyboard, and in the
preview version of VoiceView, at least, you are not able to review what you delete.

When I entered the letter "B" and arrowed to the end of the keyboard the first listing I found was "Batman vs. Superman," which I'm guessing is currently
the most popular movie beginning with the letter B. Other titles followed. I do wish at least the first two or three of these titles would have auto-voiced
as I typed. The Up and Down keys enable rapid navigation through the keyboard, so they cannot be used here to voice otherwise inaccessible screen content.

Some Fire TV mobile apps include a keyboard. I used the iPhone app, and was pleasantly surprised when it recognized my Fire TV and VoiceView announced
the PIN I needed to enter to activate the app. I found that the iPhone app was a much easier way to enter text into the search box, although I did have
to return to the Fire remote to confirm my selection. You can also choose to bypass the keyboard altogether using Voice Search.

Voice Search

If there is a specific movie, TV program, or audio track title you are looking for, you don't have to cramp your fingers navigating menus or typing in
the name. Instead, press and hold the Voice button at the top center of the remote. You will be prompted with a sound to begin speaking. When you're done,
release the button. I found this feature to be quick and easy to use and extremely accurate.

You can also use many Alexa commands by beginning your inquiry by speaking the name "Alexa." For example, "Alexa, what's the weather?" or "Alexa, play
the Beatles." Basically, purchasing a Fire TV with Voice Remote is a bit like getting many features of
the Amazon Tap, which we reviewed in the May 2016 issue of AccessWorld,
for free.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ashley Breger via Groups.Io" <ashbreger=yahoo.com@groups.io>
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Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2018 10:53 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] How to turn voice view on on an Amazon fire stick


Can someone please tell me how to turn on voice view on the Amazon fire stick?

Ashley Breger


Re: goldwave, issue with marker position and readout

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

To set the marker at zero, do a ctrl-a.

Ann P.

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Re: Android marshmallow tablet

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Ashley wrote in part:

"does anyone know the largest capacity that an Android marshmallow tablet
can have?"

Could you please explain what you mean by "capacity"? I ask because I want
to take a stab at providing an answer to your question and I want to be sure
I have a clear understanding of it in order to do so. Much thanks!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


How to turn voice view on on an Amazon fire stick

 

Can someone please tell me how to turn on voice view on the Amazon fire stick?

Ashley Breger