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Re: Amazon basic microwave

Matt
 

Well if the GE app is accessible and stay that way if it is and if we as blind people was able to scan the bar code with this app it would be a great feature.

It is a bigger microwave so this might be a plus.

Also setting up the microwave in the GE app is it accessible?

It does sounds nice.

Do you have this one?

If so would you consider a podcast on it?

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kay Malmquist
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 3:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon basic microwave

 

Hi Matt,

There is also another microwave that is WI-FI and Alexa enabled.  Here is a bit more about it.

 

NEWS – GE’s 0.9 Cu. Ft. Capacity Smart Countertop Microwave Oven with Scan-To-Cook Technology (JES1097SMSS) adds Alexa voice control to your microwave.  The microwave connects to your home WiFi, so you can control it with voice commands through your Alexa device. 

The 0.9 ft³ oven has 900W of cooking power.  It has a variety of pre-set controls for defrosting food, reheating a dinner plate, popping corn, baking potatoes, and more.  Or you can use Alexa voice commands to set time and power levels, add cooking time, stop the microwave, and other commands.  And using the GE app, you can scan the bar code on a food package, and the GE Smart Countertop Microwave automatically adjusts power levels, cook times, and more, according to package instructions.

The interior has an LED light and a glass turntable.  The exterior measures 19″ wide x 11 ½” tall x 14 ½” deep, and the interior measures 13.7″ wide x 8.7″ tall x 12.4″ deep.  It has a gray body and a stainless steel door.

The MSRP is $139.00.  Check the GE website to learn more about the 0.9 Cu. Ft. Capacity Smart Countertop Microwave Oven with Scan-To-Cook Technology and to find local retailers.  Amazon also sells this microwave for $125.99.

 

So, my question is, which one is the best?

 

 

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

 

Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what a
reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you
can control is your character.
- Wayne Walter Dyer (1940-2015)
 

----- Original Message -----

From: Matt

Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:15 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon basic microwave

 

Hi, any of you tried out or will try out the new Amazon basic microwave that uses Alexa to control the microwave?

It even has a Alexa button on the microwave.

I think you can control it by your echo or by the Alexa button or the app.

This might help with getting an accessible microwave .

It is small but would be just fine for heating things up in.

 

 

Matt

Matt.from.florida@...

 

 

 


Re: Amazon basic microwave

Kay Malmquist
 


Hi Matt,
There is also another microwave that is WI-FI and Alexa enabled.  Here is a bit more about it.
 

NEWS – GE’s 0.9 Cu. Ft. Capacity Smart Countertop Microwave Oven with Scan-To-Cook Technology (JES1097SMSS) adds Alexa voice control to your microwave.  The microwave connects to your home WiFi, so you can control it with voice commands through your Alexa device. 

The 0.9 ft³ oven has 900W of cooking power.  It has a variety of pre-set controls for defrosting food, reheating a dinner plate, popping corn, baking potatoes, and more.  Or you can use Alexa voice commands to set time and power levels, add cooking time, stop the microwave, and other commands.  And using the GE app, you can scan the bar code on a food package, and the GE Smart Countertop Microwave automatically adjusts power levels, cook times, and more, according to package instructions.

The interior has an LED light and a glass turntable.  The exterior measures 19″ wide x 11 ½” tall x 14 ½” deep, and the interior measures 13.7″ wide x 8.7″ tall x 12.4″ deep.  It has a gray body and a stainless steel door.

The MSRP is $139.00.  Check the GE website to learn more about the 0.9 Cu. Ft. Capacity Smart Countertop Microwave Oven with Scan-To-Cook Technology and to find local retailers.  Amazon also sells this microwave for $125.99.

 

So, my question is, which one is the best?

 

 

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what a
reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you
can control is your character.
- Wayne Walter Dyer (1940-2015)
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:15 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon basic microwave

Hi, any of you tried out or will try out the new Amazon basic microwave that uses Alexa to control the microwave?

It even has a Alexa button on the microwave.

I think you can control it by your echo or by the Alexa button or the app.

This might help with getting an accessible microwave .

It is small but would be just fine for heating things up in.

 

 

Matt

Matt.from.florida@...

 

 

 


Re: The cost of repairing a 2nd gen Victor Reader?

Laz
 

As has been previously reported on this list it's around $200 for
Humanware to switch out the motherboard. You may wish to consider
gettig a magnetic cable for when you get it back or for your next
Stream in order to avoid the same thing from happening again.

Laz

On 9/22/18, Sharon Hooley <shooley42@...> wrote:
Hi,

The USB port on my 2nd Gen Victor Reader has become difficult, if not
impossible, to be connected. How much might it cost to send it to Humanware
to repair?

Thanks,

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Re: Amazon basic microwave

Matt
 

From: Matt From Florida [mailto:matt.from.florida@...]
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 2:16 PM
To: Tech Talk
Subject: Amazon basic microwave

 

Hi, any of you tried out or will try out the new Amazon basic microwave that uses Alexa to control the microwave?

It even has a Alexa button on the microwave.

I think you can control it by your echo or by the Alexa button or the app.

This might help with getting an accessible microwave .

It is small but would be just fine for heating things up in.

 

 

Matt

Matt.from.florida@...

 

 

 


Re: chrome browser

Matt
 

Yes since it is not being updated it is a dying breed. I use edge with Jaws latest version and it is workable. I hope JFW19 will make things even better. I can use it but don’t use it as my main browser.

You have to customize edge to work it best with JFW.

But it does work fairly well.

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 2:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower

 

Not true for what?  It is a fact that it works for fewer sites over time.  It may still work for the sites you use and for the sites many blind people use but it is becoming increasingly limited over time. 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: brian

Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 12:47 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower

 

    Yes it does and my friend does use it as well.   I do use fire fox but Ido go in to ie from time to time to find out if it still works.  We keep hearing about  ie not working but thats jst not true.

Brian Sackrider

On 9/22/2018 12:37 PM, Gene wrote:

But, as I asked in a previous message, have you tried Youtube in the last day?  I was able to use older browsers up until about a day ago.  No longer.  I don't have IE11 on any of my machines but it needs to be tested to see if it still works with Youtube unless those saying it works have used it within about the last day or day and a half.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

Gene

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:01 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower

 

I have no problem with IE with YouTube or with stocks, the
main two Internet types I use.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 6:29 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower

 
Not true at all.  IE 11 still works perfectly well with
Youtube. And if any browser is incapable of doing things
that most blind computer users needa browser to do, it is
Firefox, not IE.  Firefox Quantum no longer works with
popular blind-friendly add-ons like Webvisum, Navigational
Sounds and Plain Old Favorites.  And some JAWS users have
reported sluggish performance with Firefox Quantum.  And its
built-in RSS feed reader has never been accessible, unlike
the RSS feed reader built into IE, which is by far, the most
accessible feed reader I have encountered.  I have not used
Chrome, so I can't comment on it, and don't know whether it
has a built-in RSS feed reader. The fact that Firefox has
been steadily losing market share among browsers attests to
its growing unpopulairty with users who are sick and tired
of its frequent and forced updates.
 
Gerald
 
 
From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 2:21 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 
I suspect that you can no longer use Youtube with Internet
Explorer.  I may be wrong but I am skeptical that Internet
Explorer supports HTML5, whyich is increasingly being used
for audio as it replaces Flash.  Internet Explorer is
archaic.  It is useful at times and important to have
available but as a main browser, it is increasingly
incapable of doing many things people want a browser to do.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: David Goldfield <mailto:david.goldfield@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 

Additionally, I think that you will find Chrome to be a
faster and more responsive browser compared to Internet
Explorer. It will also take advantage of newer technologies,
which will mean better accessibility with some sites.
Internet Explorer 11 will still receive security updates for
some time but it will not receive any new enhancements,
leaving it somewhat behind compared to Firefox and Chrome.


David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist
WWW.David-Goldfield.Com <http://WWW.David-Goldfield.Com> On
9/22/2018 2:05 AM, Gene wrote:


You don't need an account to juse use Chrome as a
browser.  I've never looked into why people might want
accounts. 

I don't know what kinds of problems you are having
but the following may help.  For now, if you use control l
to move to the address bar to type an address, you will be
able to go to a web page in that way.

Book marks can be created with control d, just as in
Internet Explorer.

To move around in bookmarks, open the menu with alt
f, hold alt and type f.  Then type b to move to bookmarks in
the menu and press enter.  You are now in a bookmarks menu
similar to Internet Explorer.

There is a tutorial a list member wrote for Chrome
and it will probably be sent to you by someone.  Until then,
what I've written will allow you to begin to use it.
Browsing itself is just about identical since both programs
use browse mode or the Virtual PC Cursor, both names for the
same thing.

Commands like h for heading, b for button, etc. will
all work because they are browse mode commands, and thus
screen-reader commands, not browser commands.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Lorena Pennington
<mailto:lpennington3@...
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 9:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] chrome brower

I need help with the chrome brower I down loaded it
from ninite do I need to create a account with google and
can some one give me step by step instruction how to use the
chrome browser thanks much





Re: chrome brower

Gene
 

I don't use Internet Explorer, as I said, I don't have that version on any of my machines.  I don't have any general problem.  But since Youtube made some sort of change very recently and I can't use older browsers to listen to streams, I didn't know if you still could with IE11.  Evidently, you still can.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower

 
I just accessed five different Youtube  pages at random using IE 11and JAWS 16 and they all played.  Maybe the problem you are experiencing is with NVDA, not with Youtube.  Or maybe there’s a problem with your ISP and your Internet download speed is very slow.  Some Youtube videos will not play at all if your Internet speed is too slow.  You can perform a quick check of your Internet download speed by visiting Fast.com.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 
But, as I asked in a previous message, have you tried Youtube in the last day?  I was able to use older browsers up until about a day ago.  No longer.  I don't have IE11 on any of my machines but it needs to be tested to see if it still works with Youtube unless those saying it works have used it within about the last day or day and a half.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 
I have no problem with IE with YouTube or with stocks, the
main two Internet types I use.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 6:29 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower

 
Not true at all.  IE 11 still works perfectly well with
Youtube. And if any browser is incapable of doing things
that most blind computer users needa browser to do, it is
Firefox, not IE.  Firefox Quantum no longer works with
popular blind-friendly add-ons like Webvisum, Navigational
Sounds and Plain Old Favorites.  And some JAWS users have
reported sluggish performance with Firefox Quantum.  And its
built-in RSS feed reader has never been accessible, unlike
the RSS feed reader built into IE, which is by far, the most
accessible feed reader I have encountered.  I have not used
Chrome, so I can't comment on it, and don't know whether it
has a built-in RSS feed reader. The fact that Firefox has
been steadily losing market share among browsers attests to
its growing unpopulairty with users who are sick and tired
of its frequent and forced updates.
 
Gerald
 
 
From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 2:21 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 
I suspect that you can no longer use Youtube with Internet
Explorer.  I may be wrong but I am skeptical that Internet
Explorer supports HTML5, whyich is increasingly being used
for audio as it replaces Flash.  Internet Explorer is
archaic.  It is useful at times and important to have
available but as a main browser, it is increasingly
incapable of doing many things people want a browser to do.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: David Goldfield <mailto:david.goldfield@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 

Additionally, I think that you will find Chrome to be a
faster and more responsive browser compared to Internet
Explorer. It will also take advantage of newer technologies,
which will mean better accessibility with some sites.
Internet Explorer 11 will still receive security updates for
some time but it will not receive any new enhancements,
leaving it somewhat behind compared to Firefox and Chrome.


David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist
WWW.David-Goldfield.Com <http://WWW.David-Goldfield.Com> On
9/22/2018 2:05 AM, Gene wrote:


You don't need an account to juse use Chrome as a
browser.  I've never looked into why people might want
accounts. 

I don't know what kinds of problems you are having
but the following may help.  For now, if you use control l
to move to the address bar to type an address, you will be
able to go to a web page in that way.

Book marks can be created with control d, just as in
Internet Explorer.

To move around in bookmarks, open the menu with alt
f, hold alt and type f.  Then type b to move to bookmarks in
the menu and press enter.  You are now in a bookmarks menu
similar to Internet Explorer.

There is a tutorial a list member wrote for Chrome
and it will probably be sent to you by someone.  Until then,
what I've written will allow you to begin to use it.
Browsing itself is just about identical since both programs
use browse mode or the Virtual PC Cursor, both names for the
same thing.

Commands like h for heading, b for button, etc. will
all work because they are browse mode commands, and thus
screen-reader commands, not browser commands.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Lorena Pennington
<mailto:lpennington3@...
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 9:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] chrome brower

I need help with the chrome brower I down loaded it
from ninite do I need to create a account with google and
can some one give me step by step instruction how to use the
chrome browser thanks much






Re: chrome brower

Gerald Levy
 

 
I just accessed five different Youtube  pages at random using IE 11and JAWS 16 and they all played.  Maybe the problem you are experiencing is with NVDA, not with Youtube.  Or maybe there’s a problem with your ISP and your Internet download speed is very slow.  Some Youtube videos will not play at all if your Internet speed is too slow.  You can perform a quick check of your Internet download speed by visiting Fast.com.
 
Gerald
 
 
 

From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 
But, as I asked in a previous message, have you tried Youtube in the last day?  I was able to use older browsers up until about a day ago.  No longer.  I don't have IE11 on any of my machines but it needs to be tested to see if it still works with Youtube unless those saying it works have used it within about the last day or day and a half.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 
I have no problem with IE with YouTube or with stocks, the
main two Internet types I use.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 6:29 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower

 
Not true at all.  IE 11 still works perfectly well with
Youtube. And if any browser is incapable of doing things
that most blind computer users needa browser to do, it is
Firefox, not IE.  Firefox Quantum no longer works with
popular blind-friendly add-ons like Webvisum, Navigational
Sounds and Plain Old Favorites.  And some JAWS users have
reported sluggish performance with Firefox Quantum.  And its
built-in RSS feed reader has never been accessible, unlike
the RSS feed reader built into IE, which is by far, the most
accessible feed reader I have encountered.  I have not used
Chrome, so I can't comment on it, and don't know whether it
has a built-in RSS feed reader. The fact that Firefox has
been steadily losing market share among browsers attests to
its growing unpopulairty with users who are sick and tired
of its frequent and forced updates.
 
Gerald
 
 
From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 2:21 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 
I suspect that you can no longer use Youtube with Internet
Explorer.  I may be wrong but I am skeptical that Internet
Explorer supports HTML5, whyich is increasingly being used
for audio as it replaces Flash.  Internet Explorer is
archaic.  It is useful at times and important to have
available but as a main browser, it is increasingly
incapable of doing many things people want a browser to do.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: David Goldfield <mailto:david.goldfield@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 

Additionally, I think that you will find Chrome to be a
faster and more responsive browser compared to Internet
Explorer. It will also take advantage of newer technologies,
which will mean better accessibility with some sites.
Internet Explorer 11 will still receive security updates for
some time but it will not receive any new enhancements,
leaving it somewhat behind compared to Firefox and Chrome.


David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist
WWW.David-Goldfield.Com <http://WWW.David-Goldfield.Com> On
9/22/2018 2:05 AM, Gene wrote:


You don't need an account to juse use Chrome as a
browser.  I've never looked into why people might want
accounts. 

I don't know what kinds of problems you are having
but the following may help.  For now, if you use control l
to move to the address bar to type an address, you will be
able to go to a web page in that way.

Book marks can be created with control d, just as in
Internet Explorer.

To move around in bookmarks, open the menu with alt
f, hold alt and type f.  Then type b to move to bookmarks in
the menu and press enter.  You are now in a bookmarks menu
similar to Internet Explorer.

There is a tutorial a list member wrote for Chrome
and it will probably be sent to you by someone.  Until then,
what I've written will allow you to begin to use it.
Browsing itself is just about identical since both programs
use browse mode or the Virtual PC Cursor, both names for the
same thing.

Commands like h for heading, b for button, etc. will
all work because they are browse mode commands, and thus
screen-reader commands, not browser commands.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Lorena Pennington
<mailto:lpennington3@...
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 9:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] chrome brower

I need help with the chrome brower I down loaded it
from ninite do I need to create a account with google and
can some one give me step by step instruction how to use the
chrome browser thanks much






Re: chrome brower

Gene
 

Not true for what?  It is a fact that it works for fewer sites over time.  It may still work for the sites you use and for the sites many blind people use but it is becoming increasingly limited over time. 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: brian
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower

    Yes it does and my friend does use it as well.   I do use fire fox but Ido go in to ie from time to time to find out if it still works.  We keep hearing about  ie not working but thats jst not true.

Brian Sackrider

On 9/22/2018 12:37 PM, Gene wrote:
But, as I asked in a previous message, have you tried Youtube in the last day?  I was able to use older browsers up until about a day ago.  No longer.  I don't have IE11 on any of my machines but it needs to be tested to see if it still works with Youtube unless those saying it works have used it within about the last day or day and a half.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower

I have no problem with IE with YouTube or with stocks, the
main two Internet types I use.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 6:29 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower

 
Not true at all.  IE 11 still works perfectly well with
Youtube. And if any browser is incapable of doing things
that most blind computer users needa browser to do, it is
Firefox, not IE.  Firefox Quantum no longer works with
popular blind-friendly add-ons like Webvisum, Navigational
Sounds and Plain Old Favorites.  And some JAWS users have
reported sluggish performance with Firefox Quantum.  And its
built-in RSS feed reader has never been accessible, unlike
the RSS feed reader built into IE, which is by far, the most
accessible feed reader I have encountered.  I have not used
Chrome, so I can't comment on it, and don't know whether it
has a built-in RSS feed reader. The fact that Firefox has
been steadily losing market share among browsers attests to
its growing unpopulairty with users who are sick and tired
of its frequent and forced updates.
 
Gerald
 
 
From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 2:21 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 
I suspect that you can no longer use Youtube with Internet
Explorer.  I may be wrong but I am skeptical that Internet
Explorer supports HTML5, whyich is increasingly being used
for audio as it replaces Flash.  Internet Explorer is
archaic.  It is useful at times and important to have
available but as a main browser, it is increasingly
incapable of doing many things people want a browser to do.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: David Goldfield <mailto:david.goldfield@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 

Additionally, I think that you will find Chrome to be a
faster and more responsive browser compared to Internet
Explorer. It will also take advantage of newer technologies,
which will mean better accessibility with some sites.
Internet Explorer 11 will still receive security updates for
some time but it will not receive any new enhancements,
leaving it somewhat behind compared to Firefox and Chrome.


David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist
WWW.David-Goldfield.Com <http://WWW.David-Goldfield.Com> On
9/22/2018 2:05 AM, Gene wrote:


You don't need an account to juse use Chrome as a
browser.  I've never looked into why people might want
accounts. 

I don't know what kinds of problems you are having
but the following may help.  For now, if you use control l
to move to the address bar to type an address, you will be
able to go to a web page in that way.

Book marks can be created with control d, just as in
Internet Explorer.

To move around in bookmarks, open the menu with alt
f, hold alt and type f.  Then type b to move to bookmarks in
the menu and press enter.  You are now in a bookmarks menu
similar to Internet Explorer.

There is a tutorial a list member wrote for Chrome
and it will probably be sent to you by someone.  Until then,
what I've written will allow you to begin to use it.
Browsing itself is just about identical since both programs
use browse mode or the Virtual PC Cursor, both names for the
same thing.

Commands like h for heading, b for button, etc. will
all work because they are browse mode commands, and thus
screen-reader commands, not browser commands.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Lorena Pennington
<mailto:lpennington3@...
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 9:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] chrome brower

I need help with the chrome brower I down loaded it
from ninite do I need to create a account with google and
can some one give me step by step instruction how to use the
chrome browser thanks much






Amazon basic microwave

Matt
 

Hi, any of you tried out or will try out the new Amazon basic microwave that uses Alexa to control the microwave?

It even has a Alexa button on the microwave.

I think you can control it by your echo or by the Alexa button or the app.

This might help with getting an accessible microwave .

It is small but would be just fine for heating things up in.

 

 

Matt

Matt.from.florida@...

 

 

 


Re: The cost of repairing a 2nd gen Victor Reader?

Monte Single
 

phone the humanware 1 800 number and talk to tech support.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sharon Hooley
Sent: September-22-18 10:59 AM
To: Techtalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] The cost of repairing a 2nd gen Victor Reader?

 

Hi,

 

The USB port on my 2nd Gen Victor Reader has  become difficult, if not impossible, to be connected.  How much might it cost to send it to Humanware to repair?

 

Thanks,

 

Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids?  Visit http://cochlearamericas.com

 


Re: chrome brower

brian
 

    Yes it does and my friend does use it as well.   I do use fire fox but Ido go in to ie from time to time to find out if it still works.  We keep hearing about  ie not working but thats jst not true.

Brian Sackrider

On 9/22/2018 12:37 PM, Gene wrote:
But, as I asked in a previous message, have you tried Youtube in the last day?  I was able to use older browsers up until about a day ago.  No longer.  I don't have IE11 on any of my machines but it needs to be tested to see if it still works with Youtube unless those saying it works have used it within about the last day or day and a half.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower

I have no problem with IE with YouTube or with stocks, the
main two Internet types I use.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 6:29 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower

 
Not true at all.  IE 11 still works perfectly well with
Youtube. And if any browser is incapable of doing things
that most blind computer users needa browser to do, it is
Firefox, not IE.  Firefox Quantum no longer works with
popular blind-friendly add-ons like Webvisum, Navigational
Sounds and Plain Old Favorites.  And some JAWS users have
reported sluggish performance with Firefox Quantum.  And its
built-in RSS feed reader has never been accessible, unlike
the RSS feed reader built into IE, which is by far, the most
accessible feed reader I have encountered.  I have not used
Chrome, so I can't comment on it, and don't know whether it
has a built-in RSS feed reader. The fact that Firefox has
been steadily losing market share among browsers attests to
its growing unpopulairty with users who are sick and tired
of its frequent and forced updates.
 
Gerald
 
 
From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 2:21 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 
I suspect that you can no longer use Youtube with Internet
Explorer.  I may be wrong but I am skeptical that Internet
Explorer supports HTML5, whyich is increasingly being used
for audio as it replaces Flash.  Internet Explorer is
archaic.  It is useful at times and important to have
available but as a main browser, it is increasingly
incapable of doing many things people want a browser to do.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: David Goldfield <mailto:david.goldfield@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 

Additionally, I think that you will find Chrome to be a
faster and more responsive browser compared to Internet
Explorer. It will also take advantage of newer technologies,
which will mean better accessibility with some sites.
Internet Explorer 11 will still receive security updates for
some time but it will not receive any new enhancements,
leaving it somewhat behind compared to Firefox and Chrome.


David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist
WWW.David-Goldfield.Com <http://WWW.David-Goldfield.Com> On
9/22/2018 2:05 AM, Gene wrote:


You don't need an account to juse use Chrome as a
browser.  I've never looked into why people might want
accounts. 

I don't know what kinds of problems you are having
but the following may help.  For now, if you use control l
to move to the address bar to type an address, you will be
able to go to a web page in that way.

Book marks can be created with control d, just as in
Internet Explorer.

To move around in bookmarks, open the menu with alt
f, hold alt and type f.  Then type b to move to bookmarks in
the menu and press enter.  You are now in a bookmarks menu
similar to Internet Explorer.

There is a tutorial a list member wrote for Chrome
and it will probably be sent to you by someone.  Until then,
what I've written will allow you to begin to use it.
Browsing itself is just about identical since both programs
use browse mode or the Virtual PC Cursor, both names for the
same thing.

Commands like h for heading, b for button, etc. will
all work because they are browse mode commands, and thus
screen-reader commands, not browser commands.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Lorena Pennington
<mailto:lpennington3@...
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 9:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] chrome brower

I need help with the chrome brower I down loaded it
from ninite do I need to create a account with google and
can some one give me step by step instruction how to use the
chrome browser thanks much






The cost of repairing a 2nd gen Victor Reader?

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

The USB port on my 2nd Gen Victor Reader has  become difficult, if not impossible, to be connected.  How much might it cost to send it to Humanware to repair?

Thanks,

Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids?  Visit http://cochlearamericas.com


Re: need step by step instructions on setting up an email acount in WLM 2009

Gene
 

I don't know what the requirements are for the e-mail service you are using. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need step by step instructions on setting up an email acount in WLM 2009

I think its what to check and what not to check the specific boxes.

From: Gene
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 11:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need step by step instructions on setting up an email acount in WLM 2009

I don't know the requirements for doing so with that service.  Is the problem the settings or how to get to all the settings?
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 9:39 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need step by step instructions on setting up an email acount in WLM 2009

it is indeed the menue version.  How ever I think my problem is in configuring the incoming servers as well as the outgoing servers.

From: Gene
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 3:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need step by step instructions on setting up an email acount in WLM 2009

I believe that is the menu version.  Is it?  Do you know how to set up e-mail accounts in Outlook Express?  This is just about identical except that to open the accounts dialog, you use the sequence alt t then type c if you are using the menu version.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 4:18 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] need step by step instructions on setting up an email acount in WLM 2009

Hello Listers,
 
I realize that I am using an email client that is no longer supported by microsoft.  I know that there are some of you  out there that use it as well.  I need step by step instructions on how to set up an email acount for a friend.  Her email address ends in @msn.com email address.  She is running windows 10 home.
 
Thanks
 
Michael
 
Email/Skype:
 
 
Zoom Room:
 
 
Zoom ID:
 
7792849618
 
JFK
"
What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children--not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women--not merely peace in our time but peace for all time."


Re: need step by step instructions on setting up an email acount in WLM 2009

Michael Amaro
 

I think its what to check and what not to check the specific boxes.

From: Gene
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 11:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need step by step instructions on setting up an email acount in WLM 2009

I don't know the requirements for doing so with that service.  Is the problem the settings or how to get to all the settings?
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 9:39 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need step by step instructions on setting up an email acount in WLM 2009

it is indeed the menue version.  How ever I think my problem is in configuring the incoming servers as well as the outgoing servers.

From: Gene
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 3:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need step by step instructions on setting up an email acount in WLM 2009

I believe that is the menu version.  Is it?  Do you know how to set up e-mail accounts in Outlook Express?  This is just about identical except that to open the accounts dialog, you use the sequence alt t then type c if you are using the menu version.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 4:18 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] need step by step instructions on setting up an email acount in WLM 2009

Hello Listers,
 
I realize that I am using an email client that is no longer supported by microsoft.  I know that there are some of you  out there that use it as well.  I need step by step instructions on how to set up an email acount for a friend.  Her email address ends in @msn.com email address.  She is running windows 10 home.
 
Thanks
 
Michael
 
Email/Skype:
 
 
Zoom Room:
 
 
Zoom ID:
 
7792849618
 
JFK
"
What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children--not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women--not merely peace in our time but peace for all time."


Re: chrome brower

Gene
 

But, as I asked in a previous message, have you tried Youtube in the last day?  I was able to use older browsers up until about a day ago.  No longer.  I don't have IE11 on any of my machines but it needs to be tested to see if it still works with Youtube unless those saying it works have used it within about the last day or day and a half.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower

I have no problem with IE with YouTube or with stocks, the
main two Internet types I use.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 6:29 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower

 
Not true at all.  IE 11 still works perfectly well with
Youtube. And if any browser is incapable of doing things
that most blind computer users needa browser to do, it is
Firefox, not IE.  Firefox Quantum no longer works with
popular blind-friendly add-ons like Webvisum, Navigational
Sounds and Plain Old Favorites.  And some JAWS users have
reported sluggish performance with Firefox Quantum.  And its
built-in RSS feed reader has never been accessible, unlike
the RSS feed reader built into IE, which is by far, the most
accessible feed reader I have encountered.  I have not used
Chrome, so I can't comment on it, and don't know whether it
has a built-in RSS feed reader. The fact that Firefox has
been steadily losing market share among browsers attests to
its growing unpopulairty with users who are sick and tired
of its frequent and forced updates.
 
Gerald
 
 
From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 2:21 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 
I suspect that you can no longer use Youtube with Internet
Explorer.  I may be wrong but I am skeptical that Internet
Explorer supports HTML5, whyich is increasingly being used
for audio as it replaces Flash.  Internet Explorer is
archaic.  It is useful at times and important to have
available but as a main browser, it is increasingly
incapable of doing many things people want a browser to do.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: David Goldfield <mailto:david.goldfield@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 

Additionally, I think that you will find Chrome to be a
faster and more responsive browser compared to Internet
Explorer. It will also take advantage of newer technologies,
which will mean better accessibility with some sites.
Internet Explorer 11 will still receive security updates for
some time but it will not receive any new enhancements,
leaving it somewhat behind compared to Firefox and Chrome.


David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist
WWW.David-Goldfield.Com <http://WWW.David-Goldfield.Com> On
9/22/2018 2:05 AM, Gene wrote:


You don't need an account to juse use Chrome as a
browser.  I've never looked into why people might want
accounts. 

I don't know what kinds of problems you are having
but the following may help.  For now, if you use control l
to move to the address bar to type an address, you will be
able to go to a web page in that way.

Book marks can be created with control d, just as in
Internet Explorer.

To move around in bookmarks, open the menu with alt
f, hold alt and type f.  Then type b to move to bookmarks in
the menu and press enter.  You are now in a bookmarks menu
similar to Internet Explorer.

There is a tutorial a list member wrote for Chrome
and it will probably be sent to you by someone.  Until then,
what I've written will allow you to begin to use it.
Browsing itself is just about identical since both programs
use browse mode or the Virtual PC Cursor, both names for the
same thing.

Commands like h for heading, b for button, etc. will
all work because they are browse mode commands, and thus
screen-reader commands, not browser commands.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Lorena Pennington
<mailto:lpennington3@...
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 9:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] chrome brower

I need help with the chrome brower I down loaded it
from ninite do I need to create a account with google and
can some one give me step by step instruction how to use the
chrome browser thanks much






Re: chrome brower

Gene
 

Firefox works well for many blind users.  For some, I don't know how many, it has problems of slowness with the release of Quantum.  Have you tried Youtube in the last day with IE11?  Youtube has made some sort of change and it is much more restrictive now as to what browsers and versions it will work with.  After this change, does it still work with IE11?
 
Those who use Internet Explorer report that it is working with increasingly fewer web sites.  There are times when you can do something with Internet Explorer such as access a certain control on a web site that you can't with the other browsers widely used by blind people, but it is increasingly limited and is increasingly less suitable as a main browser, a circumstance that will grow increasingly worse over time.
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 5:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower

 
Not true at all.  IE 11 still works perfectly well with Youtube. And if any browser is incapable of doing things that most blind computer users needa browser to do, it is Firefox, not IE.  Firefox Quantum no longer works with popular blind-friendly add-ons like Webvisum, Navigational Sounds and Plain Old Favorites.  And some JAWS users have reported sluggish performance with Firefox Quantum.  And its built-in RSS feed reader has never been accessible, unlike the RSS feed reader built into IE, which is by far, the most accessible feed reader I have encountered.  I have not used Chrome, so I can’t comment on it, and don’t know whether it has a built-in RSS feed reader. The fact that Firefox has been steadily losing market share among browsers attests to its growing unpopulairty with users who are sick and tired of its frequent and forced updates.
 
Gerald
 
 
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 2:21 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 
I suspect that you can no longer use Youtube with Internet Explorer.  I may be wrong but I am skeptical that Internet Explorer supports HTML5, whyich is increasingly being used for audio as it replaces Flash.  Internet Explorer is archaic.  It is useful at times and important to have available but as a main browser, it is increasingly incapable of doing many things people want a browser to do.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:13 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 

Additionally, I think that you will find Chrome to be a faster and more responsive browser compared to Internet Explorer. It will also take advantage of newer technologies, which will mean better accessibility with some sites. Internet Explorer 11 will still receive security updates for some time but it will not receive any new enhancements, leaving it somewhat behind compared to Firefox and Chrome.

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com
On 9/22/2018 2:05 AM, Gene wrote:
You don't need an account to juse use Chrome as a browser.  I've never looked into why people might want accounts. 
 
I don't know what kinds of problems you are having but the following may help.  For now, if you use control l to move to the address bar to type an address, you will be able to go to a web page in that way.
 
Book marks can be created with control d, just as in Internet Explorer.
 
To move around in bookmarks, open the menu with alt f, hold alt and type f.  Then type b to move to bookmarks in the menu and press enter.  You are now in a bookmarks menu similar to Internet Explorer.
 
There is a tutorial a list member wrote for Chrome and it will probably be sent to you by someone.  Until then, what I've written will allow you to begin to use it.  Browsing itself is just about identical since both programs use browse mode or the Virtual PC Cursor, both names for the same thing.
 
Commands like h for heading, b for button, etc. will all work because they are browse mode commands, and thus screen-reader commands, not browser commands.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 9:36 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 
I need help with the chrome brower I down loaded it from ninite do I need to create a account with google and can some one give me step by step instruction how to use the chrome browser thanks much


Re: chrome brower

brian
 

    Youtube does still work with internet exploror but some vidis might not play.

Brian Sackrider

On 9/22/2018 2:21 AM, Gene wrote:
I suspect that you can no longer use Youtube with Internet Explorer.  I may be wrong but I am skeptical that Internet Explorer supports HTML5, whyich is increasingly being used for audio as it replaces Flash.  Internet Explorer is archaic.  It is useful at times and important to have available but as a main browser, it is increasingly incapable of doing many things people want a browser to do.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:13 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower

Additionally, I think that you will find Chrome to be a faster and more responsive browser compared to Internet Explorer. It will also take advantage of newer technologies, which will mean better accessibility with some sites. Internet Explorer 11 will still receive security updates for some time but it will not receive any new enhancements, leaving it somewhat behind compared to Firefox and Chrome.

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com
On 9/22/2018 2:05 AM, Gene wrote:
You don't need an account to juse use Chrome as a browser.  I've never looked into why people might want accounts. 
 
I don't know what kinds of problems you are having but the following may help.  For now, if you use control l to move to the address bar to type an address, you will be able to go to a web page in that way.
 
Book marks can be created with control d, just as in Internet Explorer.
 
To move around in bookmarks, open the menu with alt f, hold alt and type f.  Then type b to move to bookmarks in the menu and press enter.  You are now in a bookmarks menu similar to Internet Explorer.
 
There is a tutorial a list member wrote for Chrome and it will probably be sent to you by someone.  Until then, what I've written will allow you to begin to use it.  Browsing itself is just about identical since both programs use browse mode or the Virtual PC Cursor, both names for the same thing.
 
Commands like h for heading, b for button, etc. will all work because they are browse mode commands, and thus screen-reader commands, not browser commands.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 9:36 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] chrome brower

I need help with the chrome brower I down loaded it from ninite do I need to create a account with google and can some one give me step by step instruction how to use the chrome browser thanks much


technological resources for learning I P A symbols?

Leo Bado
 

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 found  codes 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: chrome brower

Carolyn Arnold
 

I have no problem with IE with YouTube or with stocks, the
main two Internet types I use.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 6:29 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower


Not true at all. IE 11 still works perfectly well with
Youtube. And if any browser is incapable of doing things
that most blind computer users needa browser to do, it is
Firefox, not IE. Firefox Quantum no longer works with
popular blind-friendly add-ons like Webvisum, Navigational
Sounds and Plain Old Favorites. And some JAWS users have
reported sluggish performance with Firefox Quantum. And its
built-in RSS feed reader has never been accessible, unlike
the RSS feed reader built into IE, which is by far, the most
accessible feed reader I have encountered. I have not used
Chrome, so I can't comment on it, and don't know whether it
has a built-in RSS feed reader. The fact that Firefox has
been steadily losing market share among browsers attests to
its growing unpopulairty with users who are sick and tired
of its frequent and forced updates.

Gerald


From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 2:21 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower

I suspect that you can no longer use Youtube with Internet
Explorer. I may be wrong but I am skeptical that Internet
Explorer supports HTML5, whyich is increasingly being used
for audio as it replaces Flash. Internet Explorer is
archaic. It is useful at times and important to have
available but as a main browser, it is increasingly
incapable of doing many things people want a browser to do.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: David Goldfield <mailto:david.goldfield@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower


Additionally, I think that you will find Chrome to be a
faster and more responsive browser compared to Internet
Explorer. It will also take advantage of newer technologies,
which will mean better accessibility with some sites.
Internet Explorer 11 will still receive security updates for
some time but it will not receive any new enhancements,
leaving it somewhat behind compared to Firefox and Chrome.


David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist
WWW.David-Goldfield.Com <http://WWW.David-Goldfield.Com> On
9/22/2018 2:05 AM, Gene wrote:


You don't need an account to juse use Chrome as a
browser. I've never looked into why people might want
accounts.

I don't know what kinds of problems you are having
but the following may help. For now, if you use control l
to move to the address bar to type an address, you will be
able to go to a web page in that way.

Book marks can be created with control d, just as in
Internet Explorer.

To move around in bookmarks, open the menu with alt
f, hold alt and type f. Then type b to move to bookmarks in
the menu and press enter. You are now in a bookmarks menu
similar to Internet Explorer.

There is a tutorial a list member wrote for Chrome
and it will probably be sent to you by someone. Until then,
what I've written will allow you to begin to use it.
Browsing itself is just about identical since both programs
use browse mode or the Virtual PC Cursor, both names for the
same thing.

Commands like h for heading, b for button, etc. will
all work because they are browse mode commands, and thus
screen-reader commands, not browser commands.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Lorena Pennington
<mailto:lpennington3@...>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 9:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] chrome brower

I need help with the chrome brower I down loaded it
from ninite do I need to create a account with google and
can some one give me step by step instruction how to use the
chrome browser thanks much


Re: chrome brower

Gerald Levy
 

 
Not true at all.  IE 11 still works perfectly well with Youtube. And if any browser is incapable of doing things that most blind computer users needa browser to do, it is Firefox, not IE.  Firefox Quantum no longer works with popular blind-friendly add-ons like Webvisum, Navigational Sounds and Plain Old Favorites.  And some JAWS users have reported sluggish performance with Firefox Quantum.  And its built-in RSS feed reader has never been accessible, unlike the RSS feed reader built into IE, which is by far, the most accessible feed reader I have encountered.  I have not used Chrome, so I can’t comment on it, and don’t know whether it has a built-in RSS feed reader. The fact that Firefox has been steadily losing market share among browsers attests to its growing unpopulairty with users who are sick and tired of its frequent and forced updates.
 
Gerald
 
 

From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 2:21 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 
I suspect that you can no longer use Youtube with Internet Explorer.  I may be wrong but I am skeptical that Internet Explorer supports HTML5, whyich is increasingly being used for audio as it replaces Flash.  Internet Explorer is archaic.  It is useful at times and important to have available but as a main browser, it is increasingly incapable of doing many things people want a browser to do.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:13 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 

Additionally, I think that you will find Chrome to be a faster and more responsive browser compared to Internet Explorer. It will also take advantage of newer technologies, which will mean better accessibility with some sites. Internet Explorer 11 will still receive security updates for some time but it will not receive any new enhancements, leaving it somewhat behind compared to Firefox and Chrome.

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com
On 9/22/2018 2:05 AM, Gene wrote:
You don't need an account to juse use Chrome as a browser.  I've never looked into why people might want accounts. 
 
I don't know what kinds of problems you are having but the following may help.  For now, if you use control l to move to the address bar to type an address, you will be able to go to a web page in that way.
 
Book marks can be created with control d, just as in Internet Explorer.
 
To move around in bookmarks, open the menu with alt f, hold alt and type f.  Then type b to move to bookmarks in the menu and press enter.  You are now in a bookmarks menu similar to Internet Explorer.
 
There is a tutorial a list member wrote for Chrome and it will probably be sent to you by someone.  Until then, what I've written will allow you to begin to use it.  Browsing itself is just about identical since both programs use browse mode or the Virtual PC Cursor, both names for the same thing.
 
Commands like h for heading, b for button, etc. will all work because they are browse mode commands, and thus screen-reader commands, not browser commands.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 9:36 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] chrome brower
 
I need help with the chrome brower I down loaded it from ninite do I need to create a account with google and can some one give me step by step instruction how to use the chrome browser thanks much