Date   

Edge question

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
Can anyone please tell me why the Edge shortcut on my desktop keeps disappearing
every few days? I know the first time it was because there was a new vertion or
update, but I can't emagine that there'd be an update every few days. I know how
to create the shortcut thankfully, but I'd like to know if there's a reason why
it keeps disappearing, it's annoying. Look forward to any suggestions that
anyone can provide me! I'm running Jaws 2018, Windows 10 vertion 1909 and the
latest Edge. Thanks Madison


Re: How to transfer owner ship of an email group?

Sharon Hooley
 

I got a more detailed answer, saying that we have the prospective owner join as a member, and then the swap can be made.


Thanks,

On 7/18/2020 9:34 AM, Gene wrote:
See this discussion:
https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/topic/changing_owners/30289118?p=,,,20,0,0,0::recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,20,2,0,30289118

You can't leave if you are the only owner but if there are two, either owner can leave.  Of course, there must be one owner.

If you want to stay on as a member, I don't know if that qqquestion is discussed in this thread, I didn't read all of it. But if you are one owner and there are one or more, I would think you could change your status to a member or moderator but I haven't checked.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:28 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to transfer owner ship of an email group?

If the person is a member of the list, as owner, you can assign him any
level of access that you want, you can even make him another owner.  I
haven't looked at information about the specific qquestion but you can make
him an owner, and the list will then have two owners.  Whether you can then
make yourself not an owner is something I don't know but I assume that if
you leave the list, the list will then be shown as having only one owner.

Do you know how to set the level of access for members?

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Sharon Hooley
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:22 AM
To: Techtalk
Subject: [TechTalk] How to transfer owner ship of an email group?

Hi,


As some of you may remember, I asked about how to create a group email
list for someone.  So, once I finish the process, how do I transfer my
ownership to my friend?


Thanks,







Re: disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Troy Burnham
 

Thanks Gene. I wish there was a way to keep that from even happening when the page first loads but at least I have some work-arounds now between copying and pasting the page into notepad or pausing.

Troy

On 7/18/2020 4:40 PM, Gene wrote:
Here is a correction.  It is a player and the timer forces speech whether you have sound on or not.  So don't follow the instructions just as I gave them.
Instead of searching for sound, search from the top of the page for pause.
Once on pause, press the space bar.  That stops play and the timer stops. You can then use the page as usual.

I pressed the space bar on the sound item and I did start to hear audio.  It may be set not to play at first, but if so, its muted and the timer still runs because the player is playing even though the sound is muted.  But as I said, finding pause and pressing the space bar pauses play and stops the timer.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Here is another solution.  It works well.

I didn't think this was a player but it may be.  If it is, I think the
seconds display is a live region that forces speech.  I don't know what
accounts for the numbers going up and then down again.  Also, I hear no
sound.

Once you load the page, search from the top for the word sound. You will be
on something that says sound off.  Press the space bar on it,, I'd have to
check again but I think it’s a button.  Whatever it is, if you press the
space bar, the seconds timer stops and you can use the page as you usually
would.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Most sites don't use Flash now.

This appears to be a live region that is set to interrupt speech. It isn't
a player.  Players don't usually interrupt speech with second counts and
also, this isn't an ongoing count up.  It goes up and then it goes back to
lower numbers.

JAWS has a setting not to allow live regions to be read.  You can, I
believe, find it in quick settings, JAWS key v.  If you can't find it, let
us know.

Or, if you don't want to change this setting, once the page loads, select it
all with control a, copy it to the clipboard with control c, close the page,
then paste it into note;pad and find and read the article.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Hi all,

I'm using jaws 2020 and windows 10 with google chrome.

I don't know if it's always the same site that causes this because when
it happens I'm getting to the page from just a general news headlines
site, but sometimes I'll go to a page to read a story and there's a
video on the page along with the story, and the video never starts
unless it's all visual but jaws starts counting seconds and I can't shut
it up so I can hear the story written on the page. Even if I get to the
story and do the say all command the timer or whatever it is interrupts
after a few seconds. If anybody is familiar with this is there a
solution. Btw I have flash turned off as far as I know.

I just had it happen and the link to the page is
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2020/07/18/play-ball-experts-send-mixed-signals-on-mlb-60-game-season/112300506/

Thanks, and I hope this link is still accessible because I pasted the
http string from the address bar of the page but I just noticed that it
has converted to more or less what the headline of the story is.

Troy







Re: disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Gene
 

Also, if you are using a browser with reader view, if you go into that, the timer won't be spoken even without changing any settings.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Here is a correction. It is a player and the timer forces speech whether
you have sound on or not. So don't follow the instructions just as I gave
them.
Instead of searching for sound, search from the top of the page for pause.
Once on pause, press the space bar. That stops play and the timer stops.
You can then use the page as usual.

I pressed the space bar on the sound item and I did start to hear audio. It
may be set not to play at first, but if so, its muted and the timer still
runs because the player is playing even though the sound is muted. But as I
said, finding pause and pressing the space bar pauses play and stops the
timer.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Here is another solution. It works well.

I didn't think this was a player but it may be. If it is, I think the
seconds display is a live region that forces speech. I don't know what
accounts for the numbers going up and then down again. Also, I hear no
sound.

Once you load the page, search from the top for the word sound. You will be
on something that says sound off. Press the space bar on it,, I'd have to
check again but I think it’s a button. Whatever it is, if you press the
space bar, the seconds timer stops and you can use the page as you usually
would.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Most sites don't use Flash now.

This appears to be a live region that is set to interrupt speech. It isn't
a player. Players don't usually interrupt speech with second counts and
also, this isn't an ongoing count up. It goes up and then it goes back to
lower numbers.

JAWS has a setting not to allow live regions to be read. You can, I
believe, find it in quick settings, JAWS key v. If you can't find it, let
us know.

Or, if you don't want to change this setting, once the page loads, select it
all with control a, copy it to the clipboard with control c, close the page,
then paste it into note;pad and find and read the article.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Hi all,

I'm using jaws 2020 and windows 10 with google chrome.

I don't know if it's always the same site that causes this because when
it happens I'm getting to the page from just a general news headlines
site, but sometimes I'll go to a page to read a story and there's a
video on the page along with the story, and the video never starts
unless it's all visual but jaws starts counting seconds and I can't shut
it up so I can hear the story written on the page. Even if I get to the
story and do the say all command the timer or whatever it is interrupts
after a few seconds. If anybody is familiar with this is there a
solution. Btw I have flash turned off as far as I know.

I just had it happen and the link to the page is
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2020/07/18/play-ball-experts-send-mixed-signals-on-mlb-60-game-season/112300506/

Thanks, and I hope this link is still accessible because I pasted the
http string from the address bar of the page but I just noticed that it
has converted to more or less what the headline of the story is.

Troy


Re: disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Gene
 

Here is a correction. It is a player and the timer forces speech whether you have sound on or not. So don't follow the instructions just as I gave them.
Instead of searching for sound, search from the top of the page for pause.
Once on pause, press the space bar. That stops play and the timer stops. You can then use the page as usual.

I pressed the space bar on the sound item and I did start to hear audio. It may be set not to play at first, but if so, its muted and the timer still runs because the player is playing even though the sound is muted. But as I said, finding pause and pressing the space bar pauses play and stops the timer.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Here is another solution. It works well.

I didn't think this was a player but it may be. If it is, I think the
seconds display is a live region that forces speech. I don't know what
accounts for the numbers going up and then down again. Also, I hear no
sound.

Once you load the page, search from the top for the word sound. You will be
on something that says sound off. Press the space bar on it,, I'd have to
check again but I think it’s a button. Whatever it is, if you press the
space bar, the seconds timer stops and you can use the page as you usually
would.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Most sites don't use Flash now.

This appears to be a live region that is set to interrupt speech. It isn't
a player. Players don't usually interrupt speech with second counts and
also, this isn't an ongoing count up. It goes up and then it goes back to
lower numbers.

JAWS has a setting not to allow live regions to be read. You can, I
believe, find it in quick settings, JAWS key v. If you can't find it, let
us know.

Or, if you don't want to change this setting, once the page loads, select it
all with control a, copy it to the clipboard with control c, close the page,
then paste it into note;pad and find and read the article.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Hi all,

I'm using jaws 2020 and windows 10 with google chrome.

I don't know if it's always the same site that causes this because when
it happens I'm getting to the page from just a general news headlines
site, but sometimes I'll go to a page to read a story and there's a
video on the page along with the story, and the video never starts
unless it's all visual but jaws starts counting seconds and I can't shut
it up so I can hear the story written on the page. Even if I get to the
story and do the say all command the timer or whatever it is interrupts
after a few seconds. If anybody is familiar with this is there a
solution. Btw I have flash turned off as far as I know.

I just had it happen and the link to the page is
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2020/07/18/play-ball-experts-send-mixed-signals-on-mlb-60-game-season/112300506/

Thanks, and I hope this link is still accessible because I pasted the
http string from the address bar of the page but I just noticed that it
has converted to more or less what the headline of the story is.

Troy


Re: disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Gene
 

Here is another solution. It works well.

I didn't think this was a player but it may be. If it is, I think the seconds display is a live region that forces speech. I don't know what accounts for the numbers going up and then down again. Also, I hear no sound.

Once you load the page, search from the top for the word sound. You will be on something that says sound off. Press the space bar on it,, I'd have to check again but I think it’s a button. Whatever it is, if you press the space bar, the seconds timer stops and you can use the page as you usually would.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Most sites don't use Flash now.

This appears to be a live region that is set to interrupt speech. It isn't
a player. Players don't usually interrupt speech with second counts and
also, this isn't an ongoing count up. It goes up and then it goes back to
lower numbers.

JAWS has a setting not to allow live regions to be read. You can, I
believe, find it in quick settings, JAWS key v. If you can't find it, let
us know.

Or, if you don't want to change this setting, once the page loads, select it
all with control a, copy it to the clipboard with control c, close the page,
then paste it into note;pad and find and read the article.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Hi all,

I'm using jaws 2020 and windows 10 with google chrome.

I don't know if it's always the same site that causes this because when
it happens I'm getting to the page from just a general news headlines
site, but sometimes I'll go to a page to read a story and there's a
video on the page along with the story, and the video never starts
unless it's all visual but jaws starts counting seconds and I can't shut
it up so I can hear the story written on the page. Even if I get to the
story and do the say all command the timer or whatever it is interrupts
after a few seconds. If anybody is familiar with this is there a
solution. Btw I have flash turned off as far as I know.

I just had it happen and the link to the page is
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2020/07/18/play-ball-experts-send-mixed-signals-on-mlb-60-game-season/112300506/

Thanks, and I hope this link is still accessible because I pasted the
http string from the address bar of the page but I just noticed that it
has converted to more or less what the headline of the story is.

Troy


Re: disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Gene
 

Most sites don't use Flash now.

This appears to be a live region that is set to interrupt speech. It isn't a player. Players don't usually interrupt speech with second counts and also, this isn't an ongoing count up. It goes up and then it goes back to lower numbers.

JAWS has a setting not to allow live regions to be read. You can, I believe, find it in quick settings, JAWS key v. If you can't find it, let us know.

Or, if you don't want to change this setting, once the page loads, select it all with control a, copy it to the clipboard with control c, close the page, then paste it into note;pad and find and read the article.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Hi all,

I'm using jaws 2020 and windows 10 with google chrome.

I don't know if it's always the same site that causes this because when
it happens I'm getting to the page from just a general news headlines
site, but sometimes I'll go to a page to read a story and there's a
video on the page along with the story, and the video never starts
unless it's all visual but jaws starts counting seconds and I can't shut
it up so I can hear the story written on the page. Even if I get to the
story and do the say all command the timer or whatever it is interrupts
after a few seconds. If anybody is familiar with this is there a
solution. Btw I have flash turned off as far as I know.

I just had it happen and the link to the page is
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2020/07/18/play-ball-experts-send-mixed-signals-on-mlb-60-game-season/112300506/

Thanks, and I hope this link is still accessible because I pasted the
http string from the address bar of the page but I just noticed that it
has converted to more or less what the headline of the story is.

Troy


Re: disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Troy Burnham
 

Thanks, that is much easier to read.

Troy

On 7/18/2020 4:02 PM, Smiling? wrote:
In this particular situation I specifically just did a select all and simply copied it to my clipboard and pasted it wherever I wanted (in this case below). Of course you are going to have parts that you most likely do not want, but seeing as you are the editor, simply remove whatever it is that you are not wanting before reading.

Play ball? Experts send mixed signals on MLB 60-game season
Published 10:50 a.m. ET Jul. 18, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty baseball teams from 28 cities, trying to play 60 games each amid a coronavirus pandemic that seemingly hasn’t peaked in the United
States.
Plausible? Worthwhile? Unconscionable?
Even among experts, it depends on who's talking:
“Baseball games can work,” said Dr. David Hamer, professor of global health at the Boston University School of Public Health. “I think it's feasible.”
“There are certain sports that are higher risk versus lower risk,” said Dr. Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.
“Baseball is sort of an intermediate risk.”
“I’m very nervous about MLB’s plan,” said Dr. Zach Binney, an epidemiologist at Emory University. “It could be a disaster.”
Public health experts have mixed feelings about baseball’s hopes to open its season July 23. There is optimism because of the nature of the sport itself,
which produces less on-field risk than basketball, football or hockey. Then again, players and their families face a daunting task staying safe away from
the ballpark, especially with teams traveling to and from hard-hit regions, including Florida and Texas.
Advertisement
Unlike the NBA and NHL, Major League Baseball teams won't be sequestered into bubbles — they'll be traveling all around the country.
Most of all, though, there's uncertainty.
“I don’t think you can completely quantify exactly what the risk will be,” Adalja said.
MLB has provided teams with a 113-page operations manual detailing protocols for its pandemic-shortened 60-game regular season.
Players will be tested every 48 hours. Masks and social distancing are a must at all times, except on the field. Backups can watch games from the stands
instead of the dugout. No sunflower seeds. No spitting. No licking fingers. Even the mascots won't be allowed to get close.
Advertisement
There are protocols for air travel, bus travel, private cars and hotels, along with general guidance to avoid contact with people outside of the baseball
world.
Can all of that keep players safe? Can it keep MLB from straining resources in their host communities? What if fans are allowed to attend games in September
and October, as some team owners have suggested?
In short, can it work?
Two weeks into preseason camps, there’s some reason for optimism.
According to data released Friday by MLB, just 0.4% of samples from players and coaches tested since June 27 have come back positive. That's far below
the national positive rate of about 9%.
There have been delays in testing, most notably around the July 4 weekend, and all but two of the 30 teams have had at least one person test positive.
Still, the results are undoubtedly encouraging.
“That’s a good starting point,” said Hamer, an infectious disease specialist at Boston Medical Center who has advised other pro sports leagues.
It’s too soon to say if that can last.
Testing is a critical pillar of MLB's plan, but it's hardly foolproof. Set aside frustrating delays that forced several teams to cancel practice — even
when screenings are handled perfectly, there are flaws.
Players and on-field personnel provide samples every 48 hours, and results are supposed to take one to two days to process. That means players can take
a test, participate in one or two games or practices and not find out until after that they have COVID-19.
“There’s so many cases, you may not catch them fast enough,” Binney said.
So transmission risk has to be kept low, even with coronavirus-positive players in uniform.
The nature of the sport should help.
“It’s not fleeting contacts that spread this virus," said Adalja, who is also on the NCAA's COVID-19 advisory panel. "It’s close contact for 10 to 15 minutes,
so something like people hanging out in the dugout is much more likely, epidemiologically, to lead to the spread of the virus.”
Advertisement
The field of play — even the batter's box — should be fairly safe, except perhaps for the catcher and plate umpire. Adalja also said the baseball itself
shouldn't be an issue, since surface-based transmission is less common.
“The risk of onward transmission to teammates is going to be very low,” Hamer said.
Adalja and Hamer are hopeful about MLB's protocols, noting that exposure can be limited on socially distanced chartered flights, in hotels and at spacious
ballparks without fans.
“The risk of aerosol transmission on a plane is pretty much limited to the row you're in and maybe a row ahead and a row behind," Hamer said.
“I do think that they do provide substantial benefit and decrease the risk of transmission,” Adalja said of baseball's off-field protocols. “But it’s not
going to be ironclad.”
Binney is more concerned. He thinks bubble systems like those used by the NBA and NHL are a worthwhile gamble, but he's worried that MLB's protocols will
be inadequate in virus-stricken areas like Florida and Texas.
“That can all stop a few cases, and maybe even a moderate number of cases,” he said of MLB's plans. “But if you’re getting cases from the community left
and right, I have some concerns about its ability to withstand that.”
Experts aren't worried that traveling ballclubs might endanger communities in a significant way. The traveling parties will be relatively small, and because
they'll be using private transportation, there shouldn't be much interaction with people not affiliated with the league in some manner.
Advertisement
In fact, the opposite is likely true — if the league fails, it may be because players can't avoid the virus in the hours when they're away from teammates.
“I’m more worried honestly about the exposures in the community,” Hamer said. "Going out for dinner or drinks or whatever after the game, and what kind
of exposures they might have there that increase the risk of being infected rather than the other way around."
MLB is also trying to ensure its roughly 10,000 weekly tests don't strain public resources by using private facilities. Adalja said such a conflict might
arise in some regions, but he also thought MLB's investment might encourage much needed innovation and increased production in testing.
There's one way MLB could pose a grave public risk, according to Binney — by opening its doors to fans.
Owners of the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and Houston Astros have said they hope to host limited-capacity crowds by the end of the season. Binney called
the idea “completely unreasonable" until a vaccine is developed.
“When you start talking about fans, you’re adding a whole lot of risk, particularly to the public’s health,” Binney said. “And the only benefit is money
in the pocket of owners and stadium authorities.”
Adalja and Hamer think that socially distancing a stadium — bleachers, bathrooms, concession lines and elsewhere — was plausible but tricky.
Before any of that can be considered, though, the virus has to be curbed.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 13:40
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Hi all,

I'm using jaws 2020 and windows 10 with google chrome.

I don't know if it's always the same site that causes this because when it happens I'm getting to the page from just a general news headlines site, but sometimes I'll go to a page to read a story and there's a video on the page along with the story, and the video never starts unless it's all visual but jaws starts counting seconds and I can't shut it up so I can hear the story written on the page. Even if I get to the story and do the say all command the timer or whatever it is interrupts after a few seconds. If anybody is familiar with this is there a solution. Btw I have flash turned off as far as I know.

I just had it happen and the link to the page is https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2020/07/18/play-ball-experts-send-mixed-signals-on-mlb-60-game-season/112300506/

Thanks, and I hope this link is still accessible because I pasted the http string from the address bar of the page but I just noticed that it has converted to more or less what the headline of the story is.

Troy







Re: disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Smiling?
 

In this particular situation I specifically just did a select all and simply copied it to my clipboard and pasted it wherever I wanted (in this case below). Of course you are going to have parts that you most likely do not want, but seeing as you are the editor, simply remove whatever it is that you are not wanting before reading.

Play ball? Experts send mixed signals on MLB 60-game season
Published 10:50 a.m. ET Jul. 18, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty baseball teams from 28 cities, trying to play 60 games each amid a coronavirus pandemic that seemingly hasn’t peaked in the United
States.
Plausible? Worthwhile? Unconscionable?
Even among experts, it depends on who's talking:
“Baseball games can work,” said Dr. David Hamer, professor of global health at the Boston University School of Public Health. “I think it's feasible.”
“There are certain sports that are higher risk versus lower risk,” said Dr. Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.
“Baseball is sort of an intermediate risk.”
“I’m very nervous about MLB’s plan,” said Dr. Zach Binney, an epidemiologist at Emory University. “It could be a disaster.”
Public health experts have mixed feelings about baseball’s hopes to open its season July 23. There is optimism because of the nature of the sport itself,
which produces less on-field risk than basketball, football or hockey. Then again, players and their families face a daunting task staying safe away from
the ballpark, especially with teams traveling to and from hard-hit regions, including Florida and Texas.
Advertisement
Unlike the NBA and NHL, Major League Baseball teams won't be sequestered into bubbles — they'll be traveling all around the country.
Most of all, though, there's uncertainty.
“I don’t think you can completely quantify exactly what the risk will be,” Adalja said.
MLB has provided teams with a 113-page operations manual detailing protocols for its pandemic-shortened 60-game regular season.
Players will be tested every 48 hours. Masks and social distancing are a must at all times, except on the field. Backups can watch games from the stands
instead of the dugout. No sunflower seeds. No spitting. No licking fingers. Even the mascots won't be allowed to get close.
Advertisement
There are protocols for air travel, bus travel, private cars and hotels, along with general guidance to avoid contact with people outside of the baseball
world.
Can all of that keep players safe? Can it keep MLB from straining resources in their host communities? What if fans are allowed to attend games in September
and October, as some team owners have suggested?
In short, can it work?
Two weeks into preseason camps, there’s some reason for optimism.
According to data released Friday by MLB, just 0.4% of samples from players and coaches tested since June 27 have come back positive. That's far below
the national positive rate of about 9%.
There have been delays in testing, most notably around the July 4 weekend, and all but two of the 30 teams have had at least one person test positive.
Still, the results are undoubtedly encouraging.
“That’s a good starting point,” said Hamer, an infectious disease specialist at Boston Medical Center who has advised other pro sports leagues.
It’s too soon to say if that can last.
Testing is a critical pillar of MLB's plan, but it's hardly foolproof. Set aside frustrating delays that forced several teams to cancel practice — even
when screenings are handled perfectly, there are flaws.
Players and on-field personnel provide samples every 48 hours, and results are supposed to take one to two days to process. That means players can take
a test, participate in one or two games or practices and not find out until after that they have COVID-19.
“There’s so many cases, you may not catch them fast enough,” Binney said.
So transmission risk has to be kept low, even with coronavirus-positive players in uniform.
The nature of the sport should help.
“It’s not fleeting contacts that spread this virus," said Adalja, who is also on the NCAA's COVID-19 advisory panel. "It’s close contact for 10 to 15 minutes,
so something like people hanging out in the dugout is much more likely, epidemiologically, to lead to the spread of the virus.”
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The field of play — even the batter's box — should be fairly safe, except perhaps for the catcher and plate umpire. Adalja also said the baseball itself
shouldn't be an issue, since surface-based transmission is less common.
“The risk of onward transmission to teammates is going to be very low,” Hamer said.
Adalja and Hamer are hopeful about MLB's protocols, noting that exposure can be limited on socially distanced chartered flights, in hotels and at spacious
ballparks without fans.
“The risk of aerosol transmission on a plane is pretty much limited to the row you're in and maybe a row ahead and a row behind," Hamer said.
“I do think that they do provide substantial benefit and decrease the risk of transmission,” Adalja said of baseball's off-field protocols. “But it’s not
going to be ironclad.”
Binney is more concerned. He thinks bubble systems like those used by the NBA and NHL are a worthwhile gamble, but he's worried that MLB's protocols will
be inadequate in virus-stricken areas like Florida and Texas.
“That can all stop a few cases, and maybe even a moderate number of cases,” he said of MLB's plans. “But if you’re getting cases from the community left
and right, I have some concerns about its ability to withstand that.”
Experts aren't worried that traveling ballclubs might endanger communities in a significant way. The traveling parties will be relatively small, and because
they'll be using private transportation, there shouldn't be much interaction with people not affiliated with the league in some manner.
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In fact, the opposite is likely true — if the league fails, it may be because players can't avoid the virus in the hours when they're away from teammates.
“I’m more worried honestly about the exposures in the community,” Hamer said. "Going out for dinner or drinks or whatever after the game, and what kind
of exposures they might have there that increase the risk of being infected rather than the other way around."
MLB is also trying to ensure its roughly 10,000 weekly tests don't strain public resources by using private facilities. Adalja said such a conflict might
arise in some regions, but he also thought MLB's investment might encourage much needed innovation and increased production in testing.
There's one way MLB could pose a grave public risk, according to Binney — by opening its doors to fans.
Owners of the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and Houston Astros have said they hope to host limited-capacity crowds by the end of the season. Binney called
the idea “completely unreasonable" until a vaccine is developed.
“When you start talking about fans, you’re adding a whole lot of risk, particularly to the public’s health,” Binney said. “And the only benefit is money
in the pocket of owners and stadium authorities.”
Adalja and Hamer think that socially distancing a stadium — bleachers, bathrooms, concession lines and elsewhere — was plausible but tricky.
Before any of that can be considered, though, the virus has to be curbed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 13:40
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Hi all,

I'm using jaws 2020 and windows 10 with google chrome.

I don't know if it's always the same site that causes this because when it happens I'm getting to the page from just a general news headlines site, but sometimes I'll go to a page to read a story and there's a video on the page along with the story, and the video never starts unless it's all visual but jaws starts counting seconds and I can't shut it up so I can hear the story written on the page. Even if I get to the story and do the say all command the timer or whatever it is interrupts after a few seconds. If anybody is familiar with this is there a solution. Btw I have flash turned off as far as I know.

I just had it happen and the link to the page is https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2020/07/18/play-ball-experts-send-mixed-signals-on-mlb-60-game-season/112300506/

Thanks, and I hope this link is still accessible because I pasted the http string from the address bar of the page but I just noticed that it has converted to more or less what the headline of the story is.

Troy


disabling autoplay videos on web pages

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

I'm using jaws 2020 and windows 10 with google chrome.

I don't know if it's always the same site that causes this because when it happens I'm getting to the page from just a general news headlines site, but sometimes I'll go to a page to read a story and there's a video on the page along with the story, and the video never starts unless it's all visual but jaws starts counting seconds and I can't shut it up so I can hear the story written on the page. Even if I get to the story and do the say all command the timer or whatever it is interrupts after a few seconds. If anybody is familiar with this is there a solution. Btw I have flash turned off as far as I know.

I just had it happen and the link to the page is https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2020/07/18/play-ball-experts-send-mixed-signals-on-mlb-60-game-season/112300506/

Thanks, and I hope this link is still accessible because I pasted the http string from the address bar of the page but I just noticed that it has converted to more or less what the headline of the story is.

Troy


Re: Accessible Audio Book Player for Android

Øyvind Lode
 

Yes, indeed.
Smart AudioBook Player is very smart <smile>

On Sat, 18 Jul 2020 at 05:20, Debbie April Yuille
<debbiey1982@...> wrote:

Could you get it to remember your playback position?

Thanks
Debbie

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Øyvind Lode
Sent: Friday, 17 July 2020 10:55 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible Audio Book Player for Android

Smart AudioBook Player is very good.
I loved it when I had an Android device.
The best audiobook player I've ever tried.
I can't speak of it's accessibility now since I'm now using iPhone.
However, my guess is that it still works well with TalkBack.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ak.alizandro.smartaudiobookplayer&hl=en

Thanks,

-Øyvind

On Fri, 17 Jul 2020 at 14:41, Ann Parsons <akp@...> wrote:

Hi all,

Do you mean android phones or Chrome Books?

Ann P.

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Online Interest services, is there such a thing?

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

I'm somewhat familiar with the My Local Meetups service. But has anyone seen or worked with an online meetups, so to speak? I'm not referring to online dating services. I'm talking about interest-related networking, where sighted people are willing to interact with someone who is blind and enjoys the same activity, using a a phone or PC camera to show or give instructions on how to do things. It would be like the Be My Eyes or Aira services, except that the person on the seeing end would have the knowledge of how best to explain things. For example, I'm interested in learning how to connect electronic parts to a circuit grid to make projects, with support from sighted people with the same interest and know-how, who are willing to show me via video on zoom meetings. I would appreciate any input, positive or negative.

Thanks,


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Re: voices for windows

Gene
 

I would imagine pretty much any voices that work with Windows 7 would work in Windows 10. Most programs that run in Windows 7 run in Windows 10.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Adrien
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:43 AM
To: techtalk group
Subject: [TechTalk] voices for windows



Hi



Could somebody please tell me which voices work with windows 10, I have loads of voices but don’t want to install if they don’t work. Thanks.



Regards



Adrien G0mun



I run a group on groups.io, to join the group:

best-circle-of-friends+subscribe@groups.io

facebook page at bestcircleoffriends, just do a search for it.



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voices for windows

Adrien
 

Hi

 

Could somebody please tell me which voices work with windows 10, I have loads of voices but don’t want to install if they don’t work. Thanks.

 

Regards

Adrien G0mun

 

I run a group on groups.io, to join the group:

best-circle-of-friends+subscribe@groups.io

facebook page at bestcircleoffriends, just do a search for it.

 

twitter

@AdrienCollins12

 

Skype with me on adriencollins06

 


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: How to transfer owner ship of an email group?

Gene
 

See this discussion:
https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/topic/changing_owners/30289118?p=,,,20,0,0,0::recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,20,2,0,30289118

You can't leave if you are the only owner but if there are two, either owner can leave. Of course, there must be one owner.

If you want to stay on as a member, I don't know if that qqquestion is discussed in this thread, I didn't read all of it. But if you are one owner and there are one or more, I would think you could change your status to a member or moderator but I haven't checked.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:28 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to transfer owner ship of an email group?

If the person is a member of the list, as owner, you can assign him any
level of access that you want, you can even make him another owner. I
haven't looked at information about the specific qquestion but you can make
him an owner, and the list will then have two owners. Whether you can then
make yourself not an owner is something I don't know but I assume that if
you leave the list, the list will then be shown as having only one owner.

Do you know how to set the level of access for members?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon Hooley
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:22 AM
To: Techtalk
Subject: [TechTalk] How to transfer owner ship of an email group?

Hi,


As some of you may remember, I asked about how to create a group email
list for someone. So, once I finish the process, how do I transfer my
ownership to my friend?


Thanks,


Re: How to transfer owner ship of an email group?

Gene
 

If the person is a member of the list, as owner, you can assign him any level of access that you want, you can even make him another owner. I haven't looked at information about the specific qquestion but you can make him an owner, and the list will then have two owners. Whether you can then make yourself not an owner is something I don't know but I assume that if you leave the list, the list will then be shown as having only one owner.

Do you know how to set the level of access for members?

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon Hooley
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:22 AM
To: Techtalk
Subject: [TechTalk] How to transfer owner ship of an email group?

Hi,


As some of you may remember, I asked about how to create a group email
list for someone. So, once I finish the process, how do I transfer my
ownership to my friend?


Thanks,


Forgot to add specific info about transferring ownership of an email group

Sharon Hooley
 

Oops; I forgot to mention the specific group service, which is with Groups.io


Thanks again,


How to transfer owner ship of an email group?

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,


As some of you may remember, I asked about how to create a group email list for someone.  So, once I finish the process, how do I transfer my ownership to my friend?


Thanks,


Re: info on the Zoom F 6

Gene
 

That's good. Experimenting with ways to define searches, making them more limited or broader depending on results is very helpful. though I can often get the results I want with one search, at times I do two or three.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Kay Malmquist
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:30 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] info on the Zoom F 6

Hi Gene,
I did search for
Zoom F 6 demo and came up with a lot of good hits. Adding blind would have
been a good idea. I use Google and YouTube all the time and love the
results I come up with.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 9:49 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] info on the Zoom F 6


If you search for Zoom f6 multitrack recorder blind you will find a Jonathan
Mosen presentation early in the results.
https://mosen.org/mosen-at-large-episode-35-gary-odonoghue-reviews-and-demonstrates-the-zoom-f6-multi-track-field-recorder-and-its-ios-app-from-a-blindness-perspective/
Part of searching is experimenting and learning when to restrict a search
and how. Since you were uncertain of the source, I searched using the word
blind.

Of course, you can search for specific sources if you wish and think you
might find something but if you don't, broaden the search.

My point is to teach something about searching using an example which has
come up. Most sighted people Google constantly. A lot of blind people,
because they don't search regularly, are at a great information
disadvantage. I'm trying to encourage experimentation to lessen the
information disadvantage.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Kay Malmquist
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 9:39 PM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] info on the Zoom F 6


I think there has been talk on the Zoom F6 multi track recorder, but as
usual I was not interested at the time. Apparently there was a demo done by
someone on Flying Blind, or it was mentioned on Top Tech Tidbits. Does
anyone know where it was, or what I am talking about? We Googled it and
found some stuff but not the demo I am talking about. Many thanks. Any
help is appreciated.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu


Re: info on the Zoom F 6

Kay Malmquist
 

Hi Gene,
I did search for
Zoom F 6 demo and came up with a lot of good hits. Adding blind would have
been a good idea. I use Google and YouTube all the time and love the
results I come up with.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 9:49 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] info on the Zoom F 6


If you search for Zoom f6 multitrack recorder blind you will find a Jonathan
Mosen presentation early in the results.
https://mosen.org/mosen-at-large-episode-35-gary-odonoghue-reviews-and-demonstrates-the-zoom-f6-multi-track-field-recorder-and-its-ios-app-from-a-blindness-perspective/
Part of searching is experimenting and learning when to restrict a search
and how. Since you were uncertain of the source, I searched using the word
blind.

Of course, you can search for specific sources if you wish and think you
might find something but if you don't, broaden the search.

My point is to teach something about searching using an example which has
come up. Most sighted people Google constantly. A lot of blind people,
because they don't search regularly, are at a great information
disadvantage. I'm trying to encourage experimentation to lessen the
information disadvantage.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Kay Malmquist
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 9:39 PM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] info on the Zoom F 6


I think there has been talk on the Zoom F6 multi track recorder, but as
usual I was not interested at the time. Apparently there was a demo done by
someone on Flying Blind, or it was mentioned on Top Tech Tidbits. Does
anyone know where it was, or what I am talking about? We Googled it and
found some stuff but not the demo I am talking about. Many thanks. Any
help is appreciated.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu