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WordPress Guides for Blind Developers

Joe Orozco
 

Hi,

Can anyone point me to accessible guides for learning WordPress? I
have a hosted site, not on WordPress.com. I’ve already started adding
some pages and have downloaded some plugins to get going; however, I
know I could be a lot more proficient with some of the settings and
menus. I’m slowly moving over from Drupal, and although some of the
tasks are more intuitive, there is enough of a learning curve to make
me feel slow. I’m going to make my way through the standard WordPress
manual but just wondered if there were any guides written from the
perspective of a blind developer. I’m on the latest build of WordPress
5. Thanks for any help.

Joe


Alexa App For iPhone Now Requires CAPTCHA for Log-in

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I had to make a change in the Alexa App this morning.  When I tried logging in, I was presented with a captcha request. There is an audio challenge, but it is garbled and I can't hear it well enough or type it quick enough to log in.

How has anyone else dealt with this issue?  I have already complained to the Amazon Disability line and asked that in future releases of the app that this 2 level authentication be made optional upon installation.


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Re: what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook Cell phones or computers??

Loy
 


I use Window Eyes with web application mode on on the regular Facebook site. JAWS works best with the m.Facebook site. Haven't used it on IPhone

----- Original Message -----
From: Victor
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook Cell phones or computers??

Most of the time, I access Facebook on my iPhone 11 using iOS 13. Are use the voiceover screen reader. It’s much easier to access Facebook on my iPhone.

Victor


On Jun 27, 2020, at 12:51 PM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:


I use the facebook moble site with windows 10 and jaws2020. I also access it with my iphone using version IOS13.4 It is easier to get to your notifications off the phone and filling out stuff. It is easier to write a post or a long response with the pc. Others may have a different answer. cheers Heather
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:23 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook Cell phones or computers??

Hi all,

I would like to know what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook? And if you are using a computer, Please add your version of Windows and your screen reading software.

Thanks much,

TerriLynne


Re: what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook Cell phones or computers??

Josh Kennedy
 

yes and I also like to use Facebook with my iPad and iPod touch


Re: what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook Cell phones or computers??

Josh Kennedy
 

I also prefer a Facebook on my iPhone.


Re: what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook Cell phones or computers??

chris judge
 

Hi Heather. What browser do you use with the mobile facebook site?

 

 

Chris Judge

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: June 27, 2020 4:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook Cell phones or computers??

 

I use the facebook moble site with windows 10 and jaws2020. I also access it with my iphone using version IOS13.4 It is easier to get to your notifications off the phone and filling out stuff. It is easier to write a post or a long response with the pc. Others may have a different answer. cheers Heather

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

Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:23 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook Cell phones or computers??

 

Hi all,

I would like to know what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook? And if you are using a computer, Please add your version of Windows and your screen reading software.

 

Thanks much,

 

TerriLynne


Re: what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook Cell phones or computers??

Victor
 

Most of the time, I access Facebook on my iPhone 11 using iOS 13. Are use the voiceover screen reader. It’s much easier to access Facebook on my iPhone.

Victor


On Jun 27, 2020, at 12:51 PM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:


I use the facebook moble site with windows 10 and jaws2020. I also access it with my iphone using version IOS13.4 It is easier to get to your notifications off the phone and filling out stuff. It is easier to write a post or a long response with the pc. Others may have a different answer. cheers Heather
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:23 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook Cell phones or computers??

Hi all,

I would like to know what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook? And if you are using a computer, Please add your version of Windows and your screen reading software.

 

Thanks much,

 

TerriLynne


Franklin Language Master

Mike B
 

Hi All,
 
Was it on this list that someone was interested in a Franklin Language Master?  I found one for sale that's supposed to be in excellent condition.  I believer the interested party was someone named, David.  Contact me off list for sellers info.
For sale: vintage Franklin Language Master in excellent condition.  All
keys, display, speaker,  and dials work well.  Asking $115 which includes
shipping.
Thanks, Julie 

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: question about pay pal

Mich Verrier
 

Yes they should help or if it is a subscription service you could always cansel the subscription. From Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: June 27, 2020 8:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] question about pay pal

Hi all,

If I download a piece of software that requires a small monthly fee to
use and I use pay pal, if I eventually decide to stop using the software
will pay pal help me get the monthly fee stopped? I know pay pal helps
get money back for returned products but I want to be sure they would
help in this situation should I need it.

Thanks.

Troy


question about pay pal

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

If I download a piece of software that requires a small monthly fee to use and I use pay pal, if I eventually decide to stop using the software will pay pal help me get the monthly fee stopped? I know pay pal helps get money back for returned products but I want to be sure they would help in this situation should I need it.

Thanks.

Troy


Re: using FiiO E10K USB DAC

Gene
 

It may be that some sound cards process sound even if they are just plug and play, based on your experience. I'm glad you solved your problem and I may have been wrong about no processing occurring in any sound cards that are plug and play.

But they are so much cheaper and I have never heard of this problem before so I conclude that there are a lot of sound cards that don't. I would still advise trying the much less expensive solution of a sound card first.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io ; TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] using FiiO E10K USB DAC



I did get a response from the store who told me about FiiO E10K USB DAC.

So if anyone plans on buying one here is what they said.

“Hello, We do not have experience with assistive technology but we will attempt to describe the functions of your FiiO E10K. On one side, you have the volume knob and 3.5mm output for connecting to headphones. There is a toggle switch between the volume knob and 3.5mm jack. This is for bass boost; the switch is off when toggled toward the 3.5mm jack. When toggled toward the volume knob, bass boost is on. On the other side of the E10K are the USB port, 3.5mm line out for speakers, coaxial digital output, and a gain toggle switch. The toggle switch is between the coaxial jack, a circular protrusion, and the 3.5mm line out jack, an almost flush small circular hole. Low gain is toward the coaxial jack side, while high gain is toggle toward the 3.5mm jack.

The E10K is powered by the USB connection and adheres to USB power standards. Even if the unit is plugged into a laptop, the laptop will supply power via USB.”



So far it is working like a charm with the speakers! There is no distortion from the sound.



Cheers Heather









From: heather albright via groups.io
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2020 1:14 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] using FiiO E10K USB DAC







Well, so far this seems to be working with my desktop. The speech is not getting loud and quiet, thank god!



I have been playing with it for about an hour and I just received it this morning.



I was wondering if someone who has this

DAC can explain all the features in English for dummies.

I tried to e-mail the company and have not received a response.

I have connected to the usb port, the 3.0 usb port off the back of the desktop.

It has a knob that turns it own and the bose speakers are plugged in to the 3.5 jack off the back of the DAC, well not sure wich is the back and the front but, they are plugged in to the same side as the usb connection is on.

Their is a switch, not sure what it does, something about high gain mode and not sure what it is on.

It has 2 channels according to what I was reading off the settings for the

DAC.

It can put out adobe digital sound and microsoft sound and one other sound that was not checked.

Not sure what I should have it on for share mode it had seven settings to choose from.

So any help would be much appreciated.

Thank everyone for all the tips and help in my jerney.

Cheers Heather


Re: what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook Cell phones or computers??

heather albright
 

I use the facebook moble site with windows 10 and jaws2020. I also access it with my iphone using version IOS13.4 It is easier to get to your notifications off the phone and filling out stuff. It is easier to write a post or a long response with the pc. Others may have a different answer. cheers Heather

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:23 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook Cell phones or computers??

Hi all,

I would like to know what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook? And if you are using a computer, Please add your version of Windows and your screen reading software.

 

Thanks much,

 

TerriLynne


Re: what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook Cell phones or computers??

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

Hi There!

I also use my PC as well as my Galaxy Note 10+.  I find it to be much easier on my cell.  Good Luck!

de

<wohlggie@...><KF8LT><Jim Wohlgamuth>.

On 27-Jun-20 15:19, Susie Stageberg wrote:

TerriLynne,

I do Facebook on three devices: the desktop, running Windows 7 and JAWS 2020; my iPhone running iOs 12 something; and my BrailleNote Touch Plus, where I run the Facebook app. On the computer, I use the mobile Facebook site rather than the "big" site, which I find to be cluttered. The desktop is my favorite way to do it; it's easiest to get to all the things I want. The other devices are mostly for when I'm away from the desktop, (or my husband has commandeered it to do genealogy)! The phone works fine if you just want to do a quick check, and the BrailleNote with the app   does some things very well (plus I like being able to do it "silently" using just Braille.)

HTH.

Susie

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt

On Jun 27, 2020 1:23 PM, Terrilynne Pomeroy <tl717375@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I would like to know what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook? And if you are using a computer, Please add your version of Windows and your screen reading software.

 

Thanks much,

 

TerriLynne


Re: what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook Cell phones or computers??

Susie Stageberg
 

TerriLynne,

I do Facebook on three devices: the desktop, running Windows 7 and JAWS 2020; my iPhone running iOs 12 something; and my BrailleNote Touch Plus, where I run the Facebook app. On the computer, I use the mobile Facebook site rather than the "big" site, which I find to be cluttered. The desktop is my favorite way to do it; it's easiest to get to all the things I want. The other devices are mostly for when I'm away from the desktop, (or my husband has commandeered it to do genealogy)! The phone works fine if you just want to do a quick check, and the BrailleNote with the app   does some things very well (plus I like being able to do it "silently" using just Braille.)

HTH.

Susie

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt

On Jun 27, 2020 1:23 PM, Terrilynne Pomeroy <tl717375@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I would like to know what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook? And if you are using a computer, Please add your version of Windows and your screen reading software.

 

Thanks much,

 

TerriLynne


Re: what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook Cell phones or computers??

 

Personally I prefer to access Facebook on my iPhone. I use voiceover and that seems to work well.


Ashley Breger

On Jun 27, 2020, at 2:23 PM, Terrilynne Pomeroy <tl717375@...> wrote:



Hi all,

I would like to know what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook? And if you are using a computer, Please add your version of Windows and your screen reading software.

 

Thanks much,

 

TerriLynne


Re: using FiiO E10K USB DAC

heather albright
 

I did get a response from  the store who told me about FiiO E10K USB DAC.

So if anyone plans on buying one here is what they said.

Hello,
 
We do not have experience with assistive technology but we will attempt to describe the functions of your FiiO E10K. On one side, you have the volume knob and 3.5mm output for connecting to headphones. There is a toggle switch between the volume knob and 3.5mm jack. This is for bass boost; the switch is off when toggled toward the 3.5mm jack. When toggled toward the volume knob, bass boost is on. On the other side of the E10K are the USB port, 3.5mm line out for speakers, coaxial digital output, and a gain toggle switch. The toggle switch is between the coaxial jack, a circular protrusion, and the 3.5mm line out jack, an almost flush small circular hole. Low gain is toward the coaxial jack side, while high gain is toggle toward the 3.5mm jack.
 

The E10K is powered by the USB connection and adheres to USB power standards. Even if the unit is plugged into a laptop, the laptop will supply power via USB.”

 

So far it is working like a charm with the speakers! There is no distortion from the sound.

 

Cheers Heather

 

 

 

From: heather albright via groups.io
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2020 1:14 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] using FiiO E10K USB DAC

 

Well, so far this seems to be working with my desktop. The speech is not getting loud and quiet, thank god!

I have been playing with it for about an hour and I just received it this morning.

I was wondering if someone who has this

DAC can explain all the features in English for dummies.

I tried to e-mail the company and have not received a response.

I have connected to the usb port, the 3.0 usb port off the back of the desktop.

It has a knob that turns it own and the bose speakers are plugged in to the 3.5 jack off the back of the DAC, well not sure wich is the back and the front but, they are plugged in to the same side as the usb connection is on.

Their is a switch, not sure what it does, something about high gain mode and not sure what it is on.

It has 2 channels according to what I was reading off the settings for the

DAC.

It can put out adobe digital sound and microsoft sound and one other sound that was not checked.

Not sure what I should have it on for share mode it had seven settings to choose from.

So any help would be much appreciated.

Thank everyone for all the tips and help in my jerney.

Cheers Heather

 

 


what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook Cell phones or computers??

Terrilynne Pomeroy
 

Hi all,

I would like to know what devices are most successfully used to access Facebook? And if you are using a computer, Please add your version of Windows and your screen reading software.

 

Thanks much,

 

TerriLynne


Re: Sounds for Chrome?

Veronica Kirk
 

What I like about the new Edge is that while downloading it tells you how many minutes are left before the download is finished.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:40 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Sounds for Chrome?

I get that as well. I can't remember if I got notified before I installed the extension. I'll have to disable it and down load something to see if I still get notified.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen West
Sent: June 25, 2020 9:38 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Cc: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Sounds for Chrome?

When I started using Chrome a few years ago, I have always been able to tell when a download was complete. Chrome has always announced that the download was complete and gave me the option to Shift F6 to the Downloads area. I've had the same experience with the new Edge. Did I turn on a feature in chrome without knowing it? If I did and someone knows how this is done, can you post it for the group?

Allen

On 6/25/20, Ann Parsons <akp@...> wrote:
Morning all,

I downloaded a file seven times last night because Chrome didn't give
me any warning that it was downloading or anything. Does Chrome have
sounds that can be enabled? If so how? I'm trying to be good and use
Chrome instead of IE, but it is sometimes difficult because the darned
thing isn't configured properly. Any help appreciated.

Ann P.

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Re: [Tec Talk] Does anyone know how to remove Avast from your PC

Leigh Winfield
 

                Hi Heather, removing that darned Avast is something we need sighted help with.  You can call the Microsoft help line and they will help you.  You have to turn it off completely witch is hard for us.  Good luck.  LAW

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2020 11:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Does anyone know how to remove Avast from your PC

 

I seem to have remembered, I went to %appdata% to delete some left over files but, I think the last time I had to remove this was on 7!  Some one can correct me if this is not true anymore! Cheers Heather

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

Sent: Friday, June 26, 2020 11:55 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Does anyone know how to remove Avast from your PC

 

Hi Shirley,

I am not sure about other operating systems, but with Windows 10, I went to programs and features and used the uninstall feature for Avast.  It is not too accessible, but I believe if you run the uninstall from programs and features, if you press enter on one of the inaccessible buttons, the rest is automated and the uninstall completes.  Give that a try and see what happens.

On 6/26/2020 11:52 PM, Shirley Healy wrote:

I am trying to get rid of avast. Does anyone know how to do it? It seems to be hard to get rid of it. I am unsure of what I need to do to finally remove it from my PC!

Any help would be appreciated!

shirley



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


Re: [Tec Talk] Does anyone know how to remove Avast from your PC

Leigh Winfield
 

                Hi Tim, removing that darned Avast is something we need sighted help for.  If you contact the Microsoft help desk they can do it for you.  There are some software’s that are just not compatible for blind users.

Good luck.  LAW

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Timothy Mok
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 3:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Does anyone know how to remove Avast from your PC

 

Hi Shirley,

Go to Google and type

Avast Uninstall Utility | Download aswClear for Avast Removal

To download the Avast! Removal utility. That’s how I did it when I uninstalled it from my Windows 7.

Kind regards

Tim.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shirley Healy
Sent: Saturday, 27 June, 2020 11:52 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Does anyone know how to remove Avast from your PC

 

I am trying to get rid of avast. Does anyone know how to do it? It seems to be hard to get rid of it. I am unsure of what I need to do to finally remove it from my PC!

Any help would be appreciated!

shirley

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com