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Re: another phone for the blind

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Colonel Monte wrote:

"Below is a link to another phone for the blind.

I found it first in a current item on the latest Top Tech Tidbits.

It is based on a Samsung phone.

Please have a look.

.and then express yourself."

I hope there's room left at the garrison. Why? I may need to dodge many
tasers, rubber bullets, and a few A K47's and M16's. No, I don't have a
bulletproof vest, too broke to grab one, selah!!

Without looking too hard, I have a few questions already: What is the
Samsung Core Prime? It's got to be an ancient toy Samsung sold eons back.
Ok, what OS does the Core Prime run on? RealSAM won't be sammy enough for
me that's for sure. I won't throw a RED FARTHING at it and won't even
accept it as a free gift.

If I can find a toy in the mainstream that FITS SNUGLY IN MY HANDS and helps
me GET MY WORK done, any specialized toy for the blind WILL NOT KISS my
quarter or see my signed cheque. It's another D.O.A. I think I'll do well
just running gingerly in my wee, small space whilst I continue to tinker
with technology in the mainstream where I can save myself from a few
haunting headaches!

All that said, RealSAM may be truly sammy for someone else. As an example,
I was SLIGHTLY EXCITED when I heard and read about the iPhone SE2020. I
jumped up a bit, alas, here's an iPhone I can play ball with I thought.
Previously, I FELL OUT OF LOVE with the iPhone because it didn't FIT SNUGLY
IN MY SILLY TINKERING HANDS! Then I checked the battery --- a puny 1,800mAh
at $400! What? In My Shiny Android World, such a toy will have at least
3,000-plus mAh battery power. So, goodbye SE2020, I'll stick with my
terrain.

Some pundits tell me that Apple's technology manages batteries better than
My Shiny Android. May be so, but for someone like me who LEAVES HIS TOYS on
24 hours a day, never turning them off for any reason known or unknown, and
only having to recharge every two days sometimes three, hmm, it is well with
my soul!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: All-in-One Printer

Howard Traxler
 

Thanks, Monte Single.
I appreciate your suggestion and probably is a good one.  I think I'll just have to wait a little longer; Anything I can find in laser under the $400 range is black and white.  Perhaps I can find a way to get these ink jet printers to go again for a little while.

Howard

On 7/29/2020 2:39 PM, Monte Single wrote:
If you want an economical and longer lasting printer, get a laser, leave the inkjets at the store.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: July 29, 2020 12:15 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] All-in-One Printer

Hi all,
I'm possibly looking for a new All-in-One printer. I see Heartland Of America has an HP 5055 that is a thermal All-in-One printer. Does anyone know whether a thermal printer is as good or better than ink-jet; and how about the cost of operation and maintenance? I already have two HP All-in-One ink-jet printers, neither of which worked very long. I'd like to find one that lasts a bit longer. Any ideas?
Thanks.
Howard





Re: another phone for the blind

Gerald Levy
 

I see one problem with this phone that nobody else has probably thought of: the name .  "RealSAM" sounds suspiciously like "SAMNet", which is a Serotek product, and if Serotek discover that another company is using a name very similar to the name of one of its own products, it might decide to sue them on the grounds of trademark or copyright infringement.  Remember when Freedom Scientific sued Serotek for using the name "Freedom Box" for its screen reader, because it would mislead consumers into thinking that it was a Freedom Scientific product?  Rather than go through costly litigation, Serotek changed the name of its screen reader to System Access, and in the process, garnered a lot of free publicity for itself.  Now Serotek has the opportunity to do the same thing to the company behind the Real SAM, which probably doesn't even know Serotek exists.  I hate to say it, but the Real SAM sounds a lot like the ill-fated and overpriced Smart Vision phone, which is no longer being made after being on the market barely more than a year.


Gerald

On 7/30/2020 9:54 AM, Gene wrote:
The buttons do things, presumably, if sighted people use them.  One of them appears to open a menu.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

In that case, what is the sense of the buttons?  Phew!  Drives you crazy!
Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

We'll see what we learn over time.  The way information is written, it
sounds like everything is programmed in and you can't add apps or abilities.
As written, it seems that That must be done by the manufacturer. We'll see.

Those who don't want to learn a touch screen or who are going blind and who
are in transition might want to use such a phone.  I doubt that skilled
users of regular smart phones would be content with what looks like its
restrictions.

And you didn't see a price because there isn't one.  Can you find the price
somewhere on the site?  Maybe.  but none of the collapsed buttons work on
the site.  I love it when companies who sell products to blind people have a
site that isn't fully accessible.  One of those buttons might open something
you could use to find a ;page that had pricing.  But you can't expand the
buttons.

.Gene
.----Original Message----- From: john s
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

Monte, I didn't see a price for this phone.

At 06:13 AM 7/30/2020, Monte Single, wrote:
Hi Olusegun,

Below is a link to another phone for the blind.
I found it first in a current item on the latest Top Tech Tidbits.
It is based on a Samsung phone.
Please have a look.
and then express yourself.

Thanks,

Monte

http://www.realsam.us/meet-realsam/


                John







Re: another phone for the blind

Gene
 

The buttons do things, presumably, if sighted people use them. One of them appears to open a menu.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

In that case, what is the sense of the buttons? Phew! Drives you crazy!
Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

We'll see what we learn over time. The way information is written, it
sounds like everything is programmed in and you can't add apps or abilities.
As written, it seems that That must be done by the manufacturer. We'll see.

Those who don't want to learn a touch screen or who are going blind and who
are in transition might want to use such a phone. I doubt that skilled
users of regular smart phones would be content with what looks like its
restrictions.

And you didn't see a price because there isn't one. Can you find the price
somewhere on the site? Maybe. but none of the collapsed buttons work on
the site. I love it when companies who sell products to blind people have a
site that isn't fully accessible. One of those buttons might open something
you could use to find a ;page that had pricing. But you can't expand the
buttons.

.Gene
..----Original Message-----
From: john s
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

Monte, I didn't see a price for this phone.

At 06:13 AM 7/30/2020, Monte Single, wrote:
Hi Olusegun,

Below is a link to another phone for the blind.
I found it first in a current item on the latest Top Tech Tidbits.
It is based on a Samsung phone.
Please have a look.
and then express yourself.

Thanks,

Monte

http://www.realsam.us/meet-realsam/


John







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Re: another phone for the blind

Pamela Dominguez
 

In that case, what is the sense of the buttons? Phew! Drives you crazy! Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

We'll see what we learn over time. The way information is written, it
sounds like everything is programmed in and you can't add apps or abilities.
As written, it seems that That must be done by the manufacturer. We'll see.

Those who don't want to learn a touch screen or who are going blind and who
are in transition might want to use such a phone. I doubt that skilled
users of regular smart phones would be content with what looks like its
restrictions.

And you didn't see a price because there isn't one. Can you find the price
somewhere on the site? Maybe. but none of the collapsed buttons work on
the site. I love it when companies who sell products to blind people have a
site that isn't fully accessible. One of those buttons might open something
you could use to find a ;page that had pricing. But you can't expand the
buttons.

.Gene
..----Original Message-----
From: john s
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

Monte, I didn't see a price for this phone.

At 06:13 AM 7/30/2020, Monte Single, wrote:
Hi Olusegun,

Below is a link to another phone for the blind.
I found it first in a current item on the latest Top Tech Tidbits.
It is based on a Samsung phone.
Please have a look.
and then express yourself.

Thanks,

Monte

http://www.realsam.us/meet-realsam/


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Re: another phone for the blind

Monte Single
 

Yes,  I’m looking for answersalso.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: July 30, 2020 4:28 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

 

 

This article is vague.  Is Real SAM a specialized smart phone for the blind that is ready to use right out of the box?  Does it have a tactile keypad?  Or is it an app that must be installed on a standard Samsung touchpad smart phone?  And where do you buy it?  There is no information about purchasing Real SAM in this article.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 7/30/2020 6:13 AM, Monte Single wrote:

Hi Olusegun,

 

Below is a link to another phone for the blind.

I found it first in a current item on the latest Top Tech Tidbits.

It is based on a Samsung phone.

Please have a look.

…and then express yourself.

 

Thanks,

 

Monte

 



http://www.re



alsam.us/meet-realsam/

 


Re: another phone for the blind

Monte Single
 

I know, no price it just said going on sale in the u s in October.

 

In some ways it sounds  good, I’m guessing the price will be around 400 u s dollars.  Hoping I’m wrong.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of john s
Sent: July 30, 2020 4:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

 

Monte, I didn't see a price for this phone.

At 06:13 AM 7/30/2020, Monte Single, wrote:

Hi Olusegun,
 
Below is a link to another phone for the blind.
I found it first in a current item on the latest Top Tech Tidbits.
It is based on a Samsung phone.
Please have a look.
…and then express yourself.
 
Thanks,
 
Monte
 
http://www.realsam.us/meet-realsam/
 

                 John


Re: another phone for the blind

Loy
 

After listening to the demo. It seems that I can do most of the things this phone does with my IPhone using SIRI and or Voice Control. a

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind


We'll see what we learn over time. The way information is written, it sounds like everything is programmed in and you can't add apps or abilities. As written, it seems that That must be done by the manufacturer. We'll see.

Those who don't want to learn a touch screen or who are going blind and who are in transition might want to use such a phone. I doubt that skilled users of regular smart phones would be content with what looks like its restrictions.

And you didn't see a price because there isn't one. Can you find the price somewhere on the site? Maybe. but none of the collapsed buttons work on the site. I love it when companies who sell products to blind people have a site that isn't fully accessible. One of those buttons might open something you could use to find a ;page that had pricing. But you can't expand the buttons.

.Gene
..----Original Message-----
From: john s
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

Monte, I didn't see a price for this phone.

At 06:13 AM 7/30/2020, Monte Single, wrote:
Hi Olusegun,

Below is a link to another phone for the blind.
I found it first in a current item on the latest Top Tech Tidbits.
It is based on a Samsung phone.
Please have a look.
and then express yourself.

Thanks,

Monte

http://www.realsam.us/meet-realsam/


John





Re: another phone for the blind

Gene
 

We'll see what we learn over time. The way information is written, it sounds like everything is programmed in and you can't add apps or abilities. As written, it seems that That must be done by the manufacturer. We'll see.

Those who don't want to learn a touch screen or who are going blind and who are in transition might want to use such a phone. I doubt that skilled users of regular smart phones would be content with what looks like its restrictions.

And you didn't see a price because there isn't one. Can you find the price somewhere on the site? Maybe. but none of the collapsed buttons work on the site. I love it when companies who sell products to blind people have a site that isn't fully accessible. One of those buttons might open something you could use to find a ;page that had pricing. But you can't expand the buttons.

.Gene

..----Original Message-----
From: john s
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another phone for the blind

Monte, I didn't see a price for this phone.

At 06:13 AM 7/30/2020, Monte Single, wrote:
Hi Olusegun,

Below is a link to another phone for the blind.
I found it first in a current item on the latest Top Tech Tidbits.
It is based on a Samsung phone.
Please have a look.
and then express yourself.

Thanks,

Monte

http://www.realsam.us/meet-realsam/


John


Re: another phone for the blind

john s
 

Monte, I didn't see a price for this phone.


At 06:13 AM 7/30/2020, Monte Single, wrote:
Hi Olusegun,
 
Below is a link to another phone for the blind.
I found it first in a current item on the latest Top Tech Tidbits.
It is based on a Samsung phone.
Please have a look.
…and then express yourself.
 
Thanks,
 
Monte
 
http://www.realsam.us/meet-realsam/
 

                 John


Re: another phone for the blind

Gerald Levy
 


This article is vague.  Is Real SAM a specialized smart phone for the blind that is ready to use right out of the box?  Does it have a tactile keypad?  Or is it an app that must be installed on a standard Samsung touchpad smart phone?  And where do you buy it?  There is no information about purchasing Real SAM in this article.


Gerald



On 7/30/2020 6:13 AM, Monte Single wrote:

Hi Olusegun,

 

Below is a link to another phone for the blind.

I found it first in a current item on the latest Top Tech Tidbits.

It is based on a Samsung phone.

Please have a look.

…and then express yourself.

 

Thanks,

 

Monte

 




another phone for the blind

Monte Single
 

Hi Olusegun,

 

Below is a link to another phone for the blind.

I found it first in a current item on the latest Top Tech Tidbits.

It is based on a Samsung phone.

Please have a look.

…and then express yourself.

 

Thanks,

 

Monte

 

http://www.realsam.us/meet-realsam/

 


Needing help with Informatix

Cristina Ebetiuc
 

Hello!
I am interested into informaix and I try many things myself but I mostly shoot my system away. Do you know any good course or is somebody from you willing to spend some time not much 1 2 hours per week or from time to time with me and show me this and that? Imostly follow inernet tutorials but..... Yeah the result is that either it does‘nt work or The windows breaks down. The thing is I would ike a cheap option or a free option. But if it is not possible, then no problem....
Kind regards
PS: If the courses or the possible teacher could speak German it would be very fine. But if not it is ok. English is good, oo. :)

Von meinem iPhone gesendet


Re: checking cpu temp fan speed/temp and other specifications in windows

Jim Ruby
 

Hi, I did that have have a list, but was curious if there was any that work well with jaws saving me time download and trying a bunch of them.

Thanks.


Re: Noise cancellation software

Gene
 

Evidently, you want something that will reduce unwanted sound when using your microphone. Did you look at what may already be available on your computer? The following article discusses various ways of reducing noise. One free option is discussed that you have to pay a certain amount per month for if you use it more than a certain amount of time a week, but the amount of free usage may be more than enough for you if it will work on your computer. It appears to require a certain brand of video card, but I don't know why.
https://www.howtogeek.com/670474/how-to-reduce-microphone-background-noise-on-a-pc/

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Mendoza
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Noise cancellation software

Any one here could recommend a free and accessible noise cancellation
software for Windows 10. Thanks.


Noise cancellation software

Robert Mendoza
 

Any one here could recommend a free and accessible noise cancellation software for Windows 10. Thanks.


Re: Google Home Max vs. Mini

Marie
 

Thanks, I was pretty sure about the sound, but am surprised at how good the sound is on a Mini.

Marie

On 7/29/2020 11:42 AM, Laz wrote:
Hi Marie,

The Google Home Max is much larger than the mini, hence much better
sound and volume, plus you actually get stereo out of it and two can
be paired together for better stereo separation.

laz

On 7/29/20, Marie <magpie.mn@...> wrote:
What does the Max do that the Minie does not, or is there any difference
other than perhaps the Max has better sound?

Thanks






Re: redoing windows 1909 is it safe to upgrade to the latest version?

Mary Smith
 

Hi Heather, I've been using the latest build of Windows for a while and I haven't had any issues.

On 2020-07-29 5:16 p.m., heather albright wrote:
Hello, I am redoing my windows 1909 but, the media tool wants to install the latest version, not 1909. So can anyone tell me if they have fixed all the issues and it is safe to upgrade? Thanks Heather
"Blindness is a characteristic, not a handicap!" Dr. Kenneth Jernigan


sites
National Federation of The Blind:
www.nfb.org
an accessibil library for the blind:
www.bookshare.org



JAWS and Thunderbird

Abbie Taylor
 

A couple  of years ago when I subscribed to Office 365, I tried using Outlook because at the time, I was using NVDA, and Thunderbird wasn't as responsive as it had been with that screen reader. I discovered that Outlook worked a lot better with NVDA. 
 
This past winter, I switched to JAWS. Since then, I've had difficulty, in Outlook, navigating to links, headings, etc. in a message. Sometimes, when I click on a link, it jumps to the subject field. In the daily summary messages I receive from my lists at groups.io such as this one, when I click on a link to a topic that interests me, it takes me to a different message from the one I wanted. 
 
For those of you using JAWS with Thunderbird, how well does it work? Do you have difficulties similar to what I described above? I'd appreciate any input. Thank you in advance. 
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redoing windows 1909 is it safe to upgrade to the latest version?

heather albright
 

Hello, I am redoing my windows 1909 but, the media tool wants to install the latest version, not 1909. So can anyone tell me if they have fixed all the issues and it is safe to upgrade? Thanks Heather
"Blindness is a characteristic, not a handicap!" Dr. Kenneth Jernigan
 

sites
National Federation of The Blind:
www.nfb.org
an accessibil library for the blind:
www.bookshare.org