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Re: Removal from the Group

Nancy Hill
 

Mike, I see you loud and clear!


nancy

On 7/14/2020 12:45 PM, Mike B wrote:
Hi All,
 
I just received the following message from Groups.io after deleting a spam email from my Fastmail server.
 
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I'm checking to see if I actually have been resubscribed and to see if anyone else has been removed because of spam email not sent by myself.
 
 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.


Re: Removal from the Group

Mike B
 

Hi Merv,
 
I guess the only way to stop it from happening is to go to the server and mark anything a person has in their spam folder as not being spam.  I thought that deleting it from the Fastmail server would head it off so it wouldn't reach the Groups.io server, but have you ever been wrong?!  I was, and it wasn't even the 1st time today!  LOL  LOL 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

----- Original Message -----
From: Merv Keck
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Removal from the Group

This has been happening with some frequency on one of the groups I own the last few months. I’m not quite sure how to stop it from happening but it is annoying my list members quite frequently.

Merv

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:46 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Removal from the Group

 

Hi All,

 

I just received the following message from Groups.io after deleting a spam email from my Fastmail server.

 

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Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.


Re: Removal from the Group

Merv Keck
 

This has been happening with some frequency on one of the groups I own the last few months. I’m not quite sure how to stop it from happening but it is annoying my list members quite frequently.

Merv

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:46 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Removal from the Group

 

Hi All,

 

I just received the following message from Groups.io after deleting a spam email from my Fastmail server.

 

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Subject: You have been removed from main@TechTalk.groups.io

 

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Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.


Removal from the Group

Mike B
 

Hi All,
 
I just received the following message from Groups.io after deleting a spam email from my Fastmail server.
 

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Re: braille lite 2000

Pamela Dominguez
 

The batteries in the braille lites are soldered in. If you have a place like Batteries Plus, or a place that sells and replaces batteries, I have had them replace braille lite batteries for me. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: abdulah aga
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 12:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] braille lite 2000

hi

I would like is any 1 know where I can find


battery for braille lite 2000 or information what kind battery is use
braille lite 2000


thanks Abdulah.






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Re: How to get into CMOS with speech access

Howard Traxler
 

Way, Way back in the old days:
I connected a Braille Blazer (Braille embosser) to the parallel port on my computer.  Then, when I got into the BIOS screen, I could do a print screen and the entire screen was sent to either Braille or speech via the Blazer.  By reading the Braille or listening to the speech, one could find differences based on the result of a recent key press.

Very slow process, and big waste of paper; but it did get the job done.

<HT>

On 7/14/2020 6:14 AM, Smiling? wrote:
What it sounds like you are truly speaking of is not CMOS, but what is
called the BIOS.

The BIOS (Basic Input Output System) is where the boot sequence (boot order)
is determined for the machine and how you the user gets to this, is
different for each various machine.

Just go online and search for your make and BIOS keystroke.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Fanus
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:05
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] How to get into CMOS with speech access

Hello list
I am just wondering if, after so many years, if there is a way to access
CMOS. I want to change the boot sequence but to get sighted assistance who
knows about CMOS is a challenge and I do not want to unplug everything to
take the pc to a shop.
Regards
Fanus







Re: braille lite 2000

Josh Kennedy
 

It uses a special AA battery pack that is no longer made. take it to a battery store and ask if they can replace the batteries for you. It is a 20-year-old notetaker crap. I doubt batteries can even be found for it anymore.


Re: The facts about getting a SmartVision phone repaired

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

I purchased the phone sight unseen after speaking at length with Irie-AT and reading the manual.

Ann P.


Original message:

For the sake of disclosure, did you purchase your Smart Vision phone
online directly from IRIE totally sight unseen?  Or did you purchase it
after being able to get your hands on it in person at the ACB convention
last summer, which was hosted in your home town of Rochester, NY?  After
all, you would certainly be much more likely to spend $700 for this
phone and enthusiastically recommend it if you could check it out in
person.  But, of course, since this phone is not sold in any stores in
the US, it would be impossible for the rest of us to check it out in
person first before we plunk down all that money.     And did you pay
full price, or did you receive a substantial discount because you are a
technology trainer and have close ties to the ACB?  Bonjor, mon ami.

Gerald


On 7/14/2020 8:02 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,
Eeyore, your attitude is just why we, the blind, have had such an
abismal track record when it comes to unemployment.  People won't hire
someone if they don't have experience, but you can't get experience if
you aren't hired.  The only way to "prove" a track record is to use
the company.
I do wish you'd quit saying "obscure company", Eeyore.  It is only
obscure to you and to others who live in the U.S.  It may be quite
well known in France and surrounding countries.
The Oden phone had financial difficulties and I don't know about the
Lucia phone, but if Americans don't see potential in any companies
except American ones, that's a shame.  People in other parts of the
world do manufacture good things.  They run financially viable
companies, they have market share which you, in your insular attitude
have no notion of.
*Any* product may have problems, especially one that is fairly new.
The Orbit Reader started out with some difficulties with its dots.
That problem has been fixed.  I will say that if one pays attention to
only lists, all you will hear is bad news.  People don't write about
good experiences.   So, give it a rest Eeyore, please?
Ann P.

Original message:

So your BlindShell phone started having problems after only two
months? How easy was it to get a replacement? Did you have to send
the phone back directly to the manufacturer in the Czech Republic? Or
did the merchant you bought it from handle the replacement? I hate to
say I told you so, but I warned potential customers of this phone
that buying a cell phone made by an overseas manufacturer with an
unproven track record could be problematic. This is what killed the
Lucia and Odin Mobile phones: they were made by obscure, overseas
companies with no service facilities in theUS, and when they went
belly-up due to poor sales, their customers got stuck with expensive
paperweights. And although IRIE promises excellent customer service,
for the Smart Vision, the fact of the matter is that they are a
distributor, not a manufacturer, which means that if you have trouble
with your Smart Vision phone and return it to them for repair, they,
in turn, may have to send it back to the manufacturer, Kapsys, which
could be very time consuming, or else order parts from Kapsys to
repair it themselves, which would also be time consuming. And with
the pandemic raging out of control in many parts of the country, the
last thing you want to do right now is to stand on line at your local
post office to send a broken cell phone back to the merchant or
manufacturer. Someone commented that they were extremely satisfied
with their Kapsys Captain GPS device. However, I recall that when it
was first introduced, it was reviewed by AFB Access World and found
to be highly inaccurate, and it disappeared from the market within
six months, never to be heard about again. This seems to be a common
fate for many specialized products for the blind that are either
poorly designed or else are too expensive for the average blind
consumer. I apologize for coming across as "negative", but blind
consumers should be aware of the pitfalls of buying expensive
products especially designed for the blind made by companies with
poor or unproven track records in the US. A major reason why the
IPhone has become so popular with many blind consumers is that it is
made by a large, mainstream manufacturer which has stores,
distributors and facilities all over the US, so that it is easy to
get it serviced without having to jump through hoops.

Gerald


On 7/13/2020 6:08 PM, Abbie Taylor wrote:

Hi all,
I also listened to the tech talk presentation on this phone. Although
the sales representtive from IrieATT didn't demonstrate the device, I
found the program quite helpful.
I recently bought a BlindShell phone, and I love it for its ease of
use and accessibility of everything on the phone. But it has had its
problems, and I had to replace the unit once already in the two
months I've had it. I can't help wondering what will go wrong with
the phone next. Since this is my only phone, that's scary.
I'm planning to email BlindShell in the hope that the current bug
with dictation can be fixed. If not, I may more seriously consider
the Kapsis Smart Vision 2.
I've already checked out some of the videos on the IrieATT site and
read the user manual, but I still have questions. Ann tells me the
folks at IrieATT are great. So, I may call them if necessary. I never
dreamed I'd want a smart phone, since my BrailleNote Touch Plus does
just about everything an Android phone can do. But it might be nice
to have one with buttons and not have to use a blessed touch screen,
even if the device does have quite a learning curve. --

Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com
<https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com>
http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com <http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com>
abbietaylor945@... <mailto:abbietaylor945@...>




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Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: The facts about getting a SmartVision phone repaired

Gerald Levy
 

For the sake of disclosure, did you purchase your Smart Vision phone online directly from IRIE totally sight unseen?  Or did you purchase it after being able to get your hands on it in person at the ACB convention last summer, which was hosted in your home town of Rochester, NY?  After all, you would certainly be much more likely to spend $700 for this phone and enthusiastically recommend it if you could check it out in person.  But, of course, since this phone is not sold in any stores in the US, it would be impossible for the rest of us to check it out in person first before we plunk down all that money.     And did you pay full price, or did you receive a substantial discount because you are a technology trainer and have close ties to the ACB?  Bonjor, mon ami.


Gerald

On 7/14/2020 8:02 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Eeyore, your attitude is just why we, the blind, have had such an abismal track record when it comes to unemployment.  People won't hire someone if they don't have experience, but you can't get experience if you aren't hired.  The only way to "prove" a track record is to use the company.

I do wish you'd quit saying "obscure company", Eeyore.  It is only obscure to you and to others who live in the U.S.  It may be quite well known in France and surrounding countries.

The Oden phone had financial difficulties and I don't know about the Lucia phone, but if Americans don't see potential in any companies except American ones, that's a shame.  People in other parts of the world do manufacture good things.  They run financially viable companies, they have market share which you, in your insular attitude have no notion of.

*Any* product may have problems, especially one that is fairly new.  The Orbit Reader started out with some difficulties with its dots.  That problem has been fixed.  I will say that if one pays attention to only lists, all you will hear is bad news.  People don't write about good experiences.   So, give it a rest Eeyore, please?

Ann P.


Original message:


So your BlindShell phone started having problems after only two months? How easy was it to get a replacement? Did you have to send the phone back directly to the manufacturer in the Czech Republic? Or did the merchant you bought it from handle the replacement? I hate to say I told you so, but I warned potential customers of this phone that buying a cell phone made by an overseas manufacturer with an unproven track record could be problematic. This is what killed the Lucia and Odin Mobile phones: they were made by obscure, overseas companies with no service facilities in theUS, and when they went belly-up due to poor sales, their customers got stuck with expensive paperweights. And although IRIE promises excellent customer service, for the Smart Vision, the fact of the matter is that they are a distributor, not a manufacturer, which means that if you have trouble with your Smart Vision phone and return it to them for repair, they, in turn, may have to send it back to the manufacturer, Kapsys, which could be very time consuming, or else order parts from Kapsys to repair it themselves, which would also be time consuming. And with the pandemic raging out of control in many parts of the country, the last thing you want to do right now is to stand on line at your local post office to send a broken cell phone back to the merchant or manufacturer. Someone commented that they were extremely satisfied with their Kapsys Captain GPS device. However, I recall that when it was first introduced, it was reviewed by AFB Access World and found to be highly inaccurate, and it disappeared from the market within six months, never to be heard about again. This seems to be a common fate for many specialized products for the blind that are either poorly designed or else are too expensive for the average blind consumer. I apologize for coming across as "negative", but blind consumers should be aware of the pitfalls of buying expensive products especially designed for the blind made by companies with poor or unproven track records in the US. A major reason why the IPhone has become so popular with many blind consumers is that it is made by a large, mainstream manufacturer which has stores, distributors and facilities all over the US, so that it is easy to get it serviced without having to jump through hoops.

Gerald


On 7/13/2020 6:08 PM, Abbie Taylor wrote:

Hi all,
I also listened to the tech talk presentation on this phone. Although the sales representtive from IrieATT didn't demonstrate the device, I found the program quite helpful.
I recently bought a BlindShell phone, and I love it for its ease of use and accessibility of everything on the phone. But it has had its problems, and I had to replace the unit once already in the two months I've had it. I can't help wondering what will go wrong with the phone next. Since this is my only phone, that's scary.
I'm planning to email BlindShell in the hope that the current bug with dictation can be fixed. If not, I may more seriously consider the Kapsis Smart Vision 2.
I've already checked out some of the videos on the IrieATT site and read the user manual, but I still have questions. Ann tells me the folks at IrieATT are great. So, I may call them if necessary. I never dreamed I'd want a smart phone, since my BrailleNote Touch Plus does just about everything an Android phone can do. But it might be nice to have one with buttons and not have to use a blessed touch screen, even if the device does have quite a learning curve. --

Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com <https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com>
http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com <http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com>
abbietaylor945@... <mailto:abbietaylor945@...>


Re: How to get into CMOS with speech access

Fanus
 

Hello
Thanks, I looked at system information and it says BIOS is American
Megatrends. Is that what I have to google? The system name just says "to be
filled by O.E.M".

Regards
Fanus

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Smiling?
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 1:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to get into CMOS with speech access

What it sounds like you are truly speaking of is not CMOS, but what is
called the BIOS.

The BIOS (Basic Input Output System) is where the boot sequence (boot order)
is determined for the machine and how you the user gets to this, is
different for each various machine.

Just go online and search for your make and BIOS keystroke.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Fanus
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:05
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] How to get into CMOS with speech access

Hello list
I am just wondering if, after so many years, if there is a way to access
CMOS. I want to change the boot sequence but to get sighted assistance who
knows about CMOS is a challenge and I do not want to unplug everything to
take the pc to a shop.
Regards
Fanus


SpreadTrum USB Android driver

Fanus
 

Hello list
A friend obtained a Mobicel Android phone and installed the Accessibility
suite which works fine. The Win10 pc does not "see" the phone when plugged
into the USB port. We switched permissions etc. on. The support people says
we need SpreadTrum USB drivers. I did a google search and downloaded the
driver from 3 different sites but twice I got a "not digitally signed"
message and the third install just says there were errors. Does anyone know
about this driver and if so, where could I obtaine one which will install?
Regards
Fanus


Re: How to get into CMOS with speech access

Steve Matzura
 

The answer to your question is, unfortunately, no. Many years ago--probably about twenty-five by now--somebody came up with a program that somehow got access to UEFI, but then the whole concept of access to BIOS and UEFI jut evaporated. Bottom line, as I said at the beginning of this message, the answer is still unfortunately no.

On 7/14/2020 7:14 AM, Smiling? wrote:
What it sounds like you are truly speaking of is not CMOS, but what is
called the BIOS.

The BIOS (Basic Input Output System) is where the boot sequence (boot order)
is determined for the machine and how you the user gets to this, is
different for each various machine.

Just go online and search for your make and BIOS keystroke.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Fanus
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:05
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] How to get into CMOS with speech access

Hello list
I am just wondering if, after so many years, if there is a way to access
CMOS. I want to change the boot sequence but to get sighted assistance who
knows about CMOS is a challenge and I do not want to unplug everything to
take the pc to a shop.
Regards
Fanus







Re: Newline talking bathroom scale help needed

Steve Matzura
 

I think the solution is the obvious one--time for a new scale. :-) I just bought one for mostly the same reason. The one we had bombed out on us many many years ago. I alsoneed one with a large-print bright display, so I tried this one from a company of which I'd not heard before. It was cheap enough, I don't need all the extra measurement capacity, but the big bright display is a must for my wife, and the talking part is good for me.


On 7/13/2020 8:23 PM, Geoff Eden wrote:
An interesting line of discussion, as I purchased my scale three or four years ago, and initially it operated as expected.

However now, when it tells me to step on the scale, I do, and it continuously reports "standstill". On one occasion after about 15 seconds of this, it gave me a reading. Subsequently, no reading and just the instruction.

I replaced the battery's, and nothing has improved. Very disappointing, indeed.

If you hit upon a solution, please share it.

Geoff

-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 5:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Newline talking bathroom scale help needed

I'm beginning to think that there's something wrong with the scale I
received yesterday, no matter what I do I can't get it to work right.
I'll call amazon and see if they'll send me a replacement scale.

Troy


Re: The facts about getting a SmartVision phone repaired

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Eeyore, your attitude is just why we, the blind, have had such an abismal track record when it comes to unemployment. People won't hire someone if they don't have experience, but you can't get experience if you aren't hired. The only way to "prove" a track record is to use the company.

I do wish you'd quit saying "obscure company", Eeyore. It is only obscure to you and to others who live in the U.S. It may be quite well known in France and surrounding countries.

The Oden phone had financial difficulties and I don't know about the Lucia phone, but if Americans don't see potential in any companies except American ones, that's a shame. People in other parts of the world do manufacture good things. They run financially viable companies, they have market share which you, in your insular attitude have no notion of.

*Any* product may have problems, especially one that is fairly new. The Orbit Reader started out with some difficulties with its dots. That problem has been fixed. I will say that if one pays attention to only lists, all you will hear is bad news. People don't write about good experiences. So, give it a rest Eeyore, please?

Ann P.


Original message:

So your BlindShell phone started having problems after only two months? How easy was it to get a replacement? Did you have to send the phone back directly to the manufacturer in the Czech Republic? Or did the merchant you bought it from handle the replacement? I hate to say I told you so, but I warned potential customers of this phone that buying a cell phone made by an overseas manufacturer with an unproven track record could be problematic. This is what killed the Lucia and Odin Mobile phones: they were made by obscure, overseas companies with no service facilities in theUS, and when they went belly-up due to poor sales, their customers got stuck with expensive paperweights. And although IRIE promises excellent customer service, for the Smart Vision, the fact of the matter is that they are a distributor, not a manufacturer, which means that if you have trouble with your Smart Vision phone and return it to them for repair, they, in turn, may have to send it back to the manufacturer, Kapsys, which could be very time consuming, or else order parts from Kapsys to repair it themselves, which would also be time consuming. And with the pandemic raging out of control in many parts of the country, the last thing you want to do right now is to stand on line at your local post office to send a broken cell phone back to the merchant or manufacturer. Someone commented that they were extremely satisfied with their Kapsys Captain GPS device. However, I recall that when it was first introduced, it was reviewed by AFB Access World and found to be highly inaccurate, and it disappeared from the market within six months, never to be heard about again. This seems to be a common fate for many specialized products for the blind that are either poorly designed or else are too expensive for the average blind consumer. I apologize for coming across as "negative", but blind consumers should be aware of the pitfalls of buying expensive products especially designed for the blind made by companies with poor or unproven track records in the US. A major reason why the IPhone has become so popular with many blind consumers is that it is made by a large, mainstream manufacturer which has stores, distributors and facilities all over the US, so that it is easy to get it serviced without having to jump through hoops.

Gerald


On 7/13/2020 6:08 PM, Abbie Taylor wrote:

Hi all,
I also listened to the tech talk presentation on this phone. Although the sales representtive from IrieATT didn't demonstrate the device, I found the program quite helpful.
I recently bought a BlindShell phone, and I love it for its ease of use and accessibility of everything on the phone. But it has had its problems, and I had to replace the unit once already in the two months I've had it. I can't help wondering what will go wrong with the phone next. Since this is my only phone, that's scary.
I'm planning to email BlindShell in the hope that the current bug with dictation can be fixed. If not, I may more seriously consider the Kapsis Smart Vision 2.
I've already checked out some of the videos on the IrieATT site and read the user manual, but I still have questions. Ann tells me the folks at IrieATT are great. So, I may call them if necessary. I never dreamed I'd want a smart phone, since my BrailleNote Touch Plus does just about everything an Android phone can do. But it might be nice to have one with buttons and not have to use a blessed touch screen, even if the device does have quite a learning curve. --

Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com <https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com>
http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com <http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com>
abbietaylor945@... <mailto:abbietaylor945@...>
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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
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Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

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


Re: Issue With AMD Radiant Graphic/Display Settings With Windows 10 Upgrade

Smiling?
 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 21:38
To: TechTalk Mailing List <TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Issue With AMD Radiant Graphic/Display Settings With Windows 10 Upgrade

Hi group,

I recently upgraded Windows 10 version 1903 to Windows 10version 1909. Everything seemed to go just fine and everything works great with speech and NVDA. However when I boot the system, I get a message as follows:
Windows cannot find the AMD Radiant Graphics device or the driver for this device is malfunctioning. Please install the proper drivers for this device." Now before the upgrade, when I looked at the system tray, there indeed was an icon called Radiant graphics manager. Now when I look at the system tray, there is an icon called Intel registered HD graphics.

I went to the radiant website and downloaded a package of drivers and did an install. Now the installation software was not that accessible.
I clicked on a button during the early stages of the installation that I thought might be the install button. After a minute or so, the window closed with no verbal indication of any kind. But when I boot the system, I still get the error about the radiant graphics device.

A long time ago, the late great Carlos who founded the Tech Talk mailing list gave a detailed description as to how to troubleshoot such issues. I cannot find the e-mail he sent years ago.

Can anyone help me with this issue? Thanks in advance.

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Re: How to get into CMOS with speech access

Smiling?
 

What it sounds like you are truly speaking of is not CMOS, but what is
called the BIOS.

The BIOS (Basic Input Output System) is where the boot sequence (boot order)
is determined for the machine and how you the user gets to this, is
different for each various machine.

Just go online and search for your make and BIOS keystroke.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Fanus
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:05
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] How to get into CMOS with speech access

Hello list
I am just wondering if, after so many years, if there is a way to access
CMOS. I want to change the boot sequence but to get sighted assistance who
knows about CMOS is a challenge and I do not want to unplug everything to
take the pc to a shop.
Regards
Fanus


How to get into CMOS with speech access

Fanus
 

Hello list
I am just wondering if, after so many years, if there is a way to access
CMOS. I want to change the boot sequence but to get sighted assistance who
knows about CMOS is a challenge and I do not want to unplug everything to
take the pc to a shop.
Regards
Fanus


Western Digital My Passport wifi drive problem

Fanus
 

Hello list
My drive loses connection from my wifi network on a frequent basis. Last
night I reset it and I could connect. After about 20 minutes when I wanted
to copy a file I got an error that drive could not be reached. Since then I
couldn't connect and even after a reset I can not get into the drive dash
board. I did ask for help on the site but I got no answer but after a week I
got an email asking to evaluate their service but I could not get to the
survey. Would it perhaps better to make the DHCP static or won't that solve
the problem?
Regards
Fanus


Re: The facts about getting a SmartVision phone repaired

Gerald Levy
 


So your BlindShell phone started having problems after only two months?  How easy was it to get a replacement?  Did you have to send the phone back directly to the manufacturer in the Czech Republic?  Or did the merchant you bought it from handle the replacement?  I hate to say I told you so, but I warned potential customers of this phone that buying a cell phone  made by an overseas manufacturer with an unproven track record could be problematic.  This is what killed the Lucia and Odin Mobile phones: they were made by obscure, overseas companies with no service facilities in theUS, and when they went belly-up due to poor sales, their customers got stuck with expensive paperweights.  And although IRIE promises excellent customer service, for the Smart Vision, the fact of the matter is that they are a distributor, not a manufacturer, which means that if you have trouble with your Smart Vision phone and return it to them for repair, they, in turn, may have to send it back to the manufacturer, Kapsys, which could be very time consuming, or else order parts from Kapsys to repair it themselves, which would also be time consuming.  And with the pandemic raging out of control in many parts of the country, the last thing you want to do right now is to stand on line at your local post office to send a broken cell phone back to the merchant or manufacturer.  Someone commented that they were extremely satisfied with their Kapsys Captain GPS device.  However, I recall that when it was first introduced, it was reviewed by AFB Access World and found to be highly inaccurate, and it disappeared from the market within six months, never to be heard about again.  This seems to be a common fate for many specialized products for the blind that are either poorly designed or else are too expensive for the average blind consumer.  I apologize for coming across as "negative", but blind consumers should be aware of the pitfalls of buying expensive products especially designed for the blind made by companies with poor or unproven track records in the US. A major  reason why the IPhone has become so popular with many blind consumers is that it is made by a large, mainstream manufacturer which has stores, distributors  and facilities all over the US, so that it is easy to get it serviced without having to jump through hoops.  

 

Gerald


 

On 7/13/2020 6:08 PM, Abbie Taylor wrote:
Hi all,
 
I also listened to the tech talk presentation on this phone. Although the sales representtive from IrieATT didn't demonstrate the device, I found the program quite helpful. 
 
I recently bought a BlindShell phone, and I love it for its ease of use and accessibility of everything on the phone. But it has had its problems, and I had to replace the unit once already in the two months I've had it. I can't help wondering what will go wrong with the phone next. Since this is my only phone, that's scary.
 
I'm planning to email BlindShell in the hope that the current bug with dictation can be fixed. If not, I may more seriously consider the Kapsis Smart Vision 2. 
 
I've already checked out some of the videos on the IrieATT site and read the user manual, but I still have questions. Ann tells me the folks at IrieATT are great. So, I may call them if necessary. I never dreamed I'd want a smart phone, since my BrailleNote Touch Plus does just about everything an Android phone can do. But it might be nice to have one with buttons and not have to use a blessed touch screen, even if the device does have quite a learning curve. 
--


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: Question about using the CrowdCompass IOS app

Gene
 

I just tried it and it opened properly.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 11:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about using the CrowdCompass IOS app

Still not working for me when I put the address in the run and hit inter. it
said windows cant find this! So what am I doing wrong? I coppied because it
was not a link in the message so I could not click on it! Thanks Heather
----- Original Message -----
From: "wendy Sheld-Walker" <wenincal@...>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 10:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about using the CrowdCompass IOS app


I just typed in the address exactly as I had typed it in my message and it
came up just fine. Make sure NFB is lower case and you only put 20 and not
2020.



On Jul 13, 2020, at 7:38 PM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:

It said this site could not be found. cheers Heather
----- Original Message ----- From: "wendy Sheld-Walker" <wenincal@...>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 6:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about using the CrowdCompass IOS app


Yes the website is:
event.CrowdCompass.com/nfb20

Event password: nfb2020

keeping in mind in the computer link it is just 20 and not 2020

Wendy


On 7/13/20, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:
Oh, is this available over the computer? I wondered as not everyone has a
smart phone. I could than add all the exhibiters in to a file off my pc! I
was just thinking about that when I was reading your message! cheers
Heather
----- Original Message -----
From: "wendy Sheld-Walker" <wenincal@...>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about using the CrowdCompass IOS app


I guess the contacts downloaded from the convention app are viewed as
a separate group in the contacts on your phone. There is probably a
setting in your phone to migrate them over to your regular contact
list. As far as the exhibitors contact info there really doesn't seem
to be a way to save them like that of individuals. Some exhibitors
have downloadable pdf's at the bottom of their contact info but I do
not know what those contain. If you were on your computer using the
website you could cut and paste the contact info easily to a document
but on the phone it is more cumbersome. It's a shame that feature was
not implemented.

Wendy


On 7/13/20, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:
Also, I was wondering how to add the contact info from the exhibitors. I
would like to have their contact info in my phone! If not, guess I can
manually add them! Thanks, Heather
----- Original Message -----
From: "wendy Sheld-Walker" <wenincal@...>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about using the CrowdCompass IOS app


I'm going to list the steps I took and see if it's the info you're
looking for, if not let me know: I went to the attendee list, found a
friend and clicked on their name. I then clicked on add them as a
contact. I believe the friend then has to go into the menu on the main
page where you look at your notifications but their is also a button
that says contacts. Once they go into contacts they will see all
people who have requested them as contacts and they have to confirm
them. In this same Contact list there is an export button at the top.
once you select it, you can then click on some or all of the names to
export to your phone's contact list. This is all I did but I believe
the key here is that the person has to confirm your request before
their info can be downloaded off the app. Hope this helps.

Wendy


On 7/13/20, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:
I am trying to see where the contacts are exported too. I cant find
them
when I search my phone contacts! So where are the contacts being
exported
too? Thanks Heather
----- Original Message -----
From: "wendy Sheld-Walker" <wenincal@...>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about using the CrowdCompass IOS app


I'm not sure how often the attendee list is updated on the app. For
instance, if the list is updated hourly or daily, maybe your friend
was not in the list right away. Also, the list is by last name but if
your friend accidentally put their last name first or mistyped it
then
it will be hard to find. I found yours and my name easily. If you
want, I can help look for your friend's name in the attendee list.
The
section index on the right side of the iPhone screen makes it
somewhat
quicker to scroll through.

Wendy


On 7/13/20, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:
How do you find members on the app, it did not even find my info. My
friend

subscribed to the nfb with his info and we cant find his on the app!
Is
this

broken? Heather
----- Original Message -----
From: "heather albright via groups.io" <kd5cbl=gmail.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2020 11:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about using the CrowdCompass IOS
app


I found contacts so i shared my contact. it saids export, so if I
export,

does that mean they will be added in to my iphone contacts? I turned
the
rotor to hents and it did not say! If it does, man that would be so
great!

cheers Heather
----- Original Message -----
From: "wendy Sheld-Walker" <wenincal@...>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2020 9:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about using the CrowdCompass IOS
app


I just tried and I cannot get them to delete either, somewhat
annoying.

On 7/12/20, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:
Noticed I have 8 notifications, how can I delete them after I
have
read
them? I used the rotor and the notifications will not go away!
Heather
----- Original Message -----
From: "wendy Sheld-Walker" <wenincal@...>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about using the CrowdCompass IOS
app


In the app, below the Agenda and Sponsors you will find the
Exhibitors
button. That will take you to an alphabetical list of the
exhibitors.
Was that what you were asking?

Wendy


On 7/12/20, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:
I wanted to know if their is going to be exhibit hall or how
that
works?

I
have been playing around with it and there is nothing for
exhibit
hall.
Are

we going to have this?
----- Original Message -----
From: "wendy Sheld-Walker" <wenincal@...>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2020 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about using the CrowdCompass
IOS
app


I've played around with it so if you have a specific question
maybe
I
can help. When you first download it, you type in nfb2020 in
the
search (keeping in mind it is lower case and all one word)
then
in
the
event ID you type nfb2020 in again. It will ask you to enter
the
info
you registered for the convention with (I don't remember if
you
can
look at it without at least entering some info) then it will
take
you
to your profile screen. You can enter as much or as little as
you
want
others to see (or none at all). The info for the convention is
very
accessible. When you are in the schedule of events, if you
double
tap
on an event you are interested in, it has a Zoom link to that
event,

a
description of it and you can set a reminder for that event
and
even
add it to a schedule of things you want to attend. Like I said
it
is
one of the most accessible event apps I've come across.

You can also use the website for the event :
event.CrowdCompass.com/nfb20
Event password: nfb2020

Wendy

On 7/12/20, Sharon Hooley <shooley42@...> wrote:
Hi,

I want to start using the CrowdCompass IOS app for the NFB
convention.
Does
anyone know where to get detailed accessible help to learn
how?

Thanks,


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