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Re: New Announce-Only Mailing List to Distribute News and Information Regarding Blindness Technology

Kay Malmquist
 


David,
can I send this message to a couple of state chat lists that I am on and think this will be of interest to some of them?  Thanks much.
 

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
Ask for what you want. Believe that you deserve it, and then allow Life to give it to you.
 
— Louise Hay

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:27 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] New Announce-Only Mailing List to Distribute News and Information Regarding Blindness Technology

Many thanks to the list owner who has given me permission to post the following announcement.


From David Goldfield:


Many years ago an amazing woman named Amy Ruell ran a wonderful and memorable mailing list called Amy’s Filters and Forwards. Subscribers to her list received email announcements from other mailing lists regarding new products and services, product upgrades and other messages of interest to the visually impaired. I found that list to be informative and invaluable. Sadly, the list ceased operations.

I often do a little of what Amy had done where I send similar announcements to mailing lists to which I’m subscribed. I have decided to start my own announce-only list providing what I hope will be a similar service.

I’m subscribed to many different mailing lists and I also regularly keep up with the latest news in the blindness technology field. This list will be comprised of mailings containing these various announcements. The types of emails that I plan to distribute may include the following:

·         News regarding hardware and software upgrades

·         New blindness products and services

·         News regarding enhancements to blindness services

·         Employment opportunities which may be of interest or relevance to the visually impaired

·         Upcoming webinars and conferences dealing with blindness technology

·         How-to articles containing tips and tricks on using mainstream technology of interest to the visually impaired, such as the iPhone, Microsoft Office, etc.

 

Whenever possible I will also include a URL at the bottom of each announcement leading to the original source material.

While the list won’t consist of any back and forth discussions I do expect that this will be a medium to high traffic list.

Since this list has been formed I will no longer be submitting announcements to other lists to which I’m subscribed. People who wish to continue receiving these announcements must subscribe to the new list.

To subscribe to the list, send email to

Tech-vi+subscribe@groups.io

If you have material that you’d like me to submit to the list, please send it to

Tech-vi+owner@groups.io

Please include the source URL when sending me the material. If a source link is not included I will not post your announcement. If you wish to submit an announcement regarding an upcoming webinar or conference please include a link containing more information, such as a description and a registration form. The announcement should be relevant to blindness technology and I reserve the right to decide whether it will or won’t be submitted to the list.

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who you think may be interested in this mailing list. Before you forward this announcement to another mailing list or online forum please contact the moderator of that forum before posting this announcement and inquire as to whether announcements such as this are permitted on the owner’s mailing list or forum.

Many thanks for reading this and I am hoping that this new announce-only list will be of some value to you. I won’t claim that the list will be nearly as comprehensive as Amy’s original list as I don’t feel that I have the time needed to even try and duplicate her efforts. However, it is my hope that the list will help people to keep up with the latest news and trends in the blindness technology space.

Here is hoping that all of you will try to stay as safe and healthy as possible during these trying times. May our Lord bless you.

 

-- 
David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org


Re: Headphones Do not Enable When using Multipurpose Jack

Gene
 

Perhaps, and it may not have been for this problem, but I've seen a lot of complaints about combination jacks. You may need to solve the problem by purchasing an external sound card or USB headphones.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Hudson
Sent: Sunday, October 11, 2020 11:10 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Headphones Do not Enable When using Multipurpose Jack

This laptop I have is equipped with one of those jacks that are supposed to include both a headphone and microphone component in one jack.
However, when I plug in a set of headphones, they do not enable; instead, sound still comes from the laptop speaker.
I unticked the box that says, allow devices to take exclusive control over this device, box in properties. Unplugged and replugged the headphones.
No luck.
I disabled sound enhancements--although that likely wasn't the cause.
No luck of course.
Realtek Drivers are updated.
Nothing.
Is there a fix for this?


Re: a question regarding Microsoft outlook

Monte Single
 

Hi David,

How do I turn on the address auto fill feature in outlook 2016?

Thanks,

Monte

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: October 4, 2020 6:30 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a question regarding Microsoft outlook

hello;
another way to add a contact to the contacts in outlook,

1, open outlook,
2, enter on a message which contact information you wish to add.
3, use the keystroke, ctrl+shift+y
you will hear something like, copy to dialog, 4, now press the letter "c" until you hear contacts, press enter, now the information will be there, the name, and if you tab you will see the email address.
you can add other information,
when you are finished, alt+s=save,
now, your placed back into the message.

The impossible is the untried, Never under estimate the power of a dream.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a question regarding Microsoft outlook

That is exactly what I do, Sugar.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sugar Lopez
Sent: Saturday, October 3, 2020 7:16 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a question regarding Microsoft outlook

Hello David,

Welcome.

I use outlook 2016 with Jaws 20 on a windows 10.

What I usually do is copy the e mail,

Go to control 3)in your number row)

Control N for new contact

Fill out full name

Then shift

When you land on company, control M and E

Then paste the e mail addy

Alt S to save.



Maybe someone else has an easier way but this has always worked for me.

Good luck

Sugar



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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of DAVID GLOBE
Sent: Saturday, October 3, 2020 12:16 PM
To: '* Post:' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] a question regarding Microsoft outlook



Hello all and thanks for bringing me on the group.

I'm a new user to microsoft outlook, and I'm a jaws user.

How do I put email addresses directly from the message, in to my addressbook? If there is an address in a message, I'd like to put it rite in to my book. Can this be done with outlook?

David


Re: problem simmiler to Robs

Rob Hudson
 

You have to go into sound settings, select playback device, configure. In there you can set your speaker configuration.

----- Original Message -----
From: "DAVID GLOBE" <dglobe@bell.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2020 13:05:46 -0400
Subject: [TechTalk] problem simmiler to Robs

My desktop computer running windows ten, won't allow me to plug the speekers
in the back of the computer. I get no sound there at all. I have to have
them plugged in the headphone jack in front. Is there a way of activating
the rear facing speaker jack?

David








Re: speakers are not announcing scores

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Heather wrote in part:

"So ask your speaker for the score to the score of the ou texas game, she
will not give it!"

Please help me a bit if you can. When was the game played this year? I
asked because I got scores to an OU/Texas game back in December 2019.
Again, I'm not actively monitoring college football due to Covid19 issues.
That said, I do love college football and hope to listen to a game or two
soonest.

I'm not sure I know what I'm doing right or wrong, but I'm able to grab info
from all my Shiny Android smart toys with no problems.

As Gene pointed out, there may be a glitch of some kind on a temporary
basis; such glitches can be regional although I have no data to back up my
thinking in this regard.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


problem simmiler to Robs

DAVID GLOBE
 

My desktop computer running windows ten, won’t allow me to plug the speekers in the back of the computer.  I get no sound there at all.  I have to have them plugged in the headphone jack in front.  Is there a way of activating the rear facing speaker jack?

David


Re: speakers are not announcing scores

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Heather, I haven't tried out my toys for college football; I've not been
able to monitor much of what's going on in that world for the most part.
Typically, I would follow Indiana University Bloomington, or a Big10 Game of
some kind. Why? I am an IU alumnus! I'm a tad too slow keeping up with
which college conference is playing football, which ones are waiting till
Spring 2021, etc.

For NFL, I am able to GET THE SCORE of any game in progress no matter where
it's played. The examples I shared were for games that had already taken
place. At 11:00 A.M. Mountain Time, I plan to listen to Jaguars/Texan game,
but I will frequently check scores of other games around the league. I'm
paying particular attention to the Chiefs and Raiders and sort of wonder why
I have not chosen to listen to that game.

When my teams are not playing, I pick a game at random from the available
list. Sea Hawks pitch against The vikings today at about 6:20 P.M. MT; I'll
have my daily driver toy in Airplane mode so no calls prey on my attention.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Headphones Do not Enable When using Multipurpose Jack

Rob Hudson
 

I think I solved it.
In my device manager, I found two entries:
Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST)
Intel(R) Display Audio
I turned these off, restarted, and I seem to have my headphone jack back again.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Hudson" <rob_hudson3182@opopanax.net>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2020 11:10:07 -0500
Subject: [TechTalk] Headphones Do not Enable When using Multipurpose Jack

This laptop I have is equipped with one of those jacks that are supposed to include both a headphone and microphone component in one jack.
However, when I plug in a set of headphones, they do not enable; instead, sound still comes from the laptop speaker.
I unticked the box that says, allow devices to take exclusive control over this device, box in properties. Unplugged and replugged the headphones.
No luck.
I disabled sound enhancements--although that likely wasn't the cause.
No luck of course.
Realtek Drivers are updated.
Nothing.
Is there a fix for this?







Headphones Do not Enable When using Multipurpose Jack

Rob Hudson
 

This laptop I have is equipped with one of those jacks that are supposed to include both a headphone and microphone component in one jack.
However, when I plug in a set of headphones, they do not enable; instead, sound still comes from the laptop speaker.
I unticked the box that says, allow devices to take exclusive control over this device, box in properties. Unplugged and replugged the headphones.
No luck.
I disabled sound enhancements--although that likely wasn't the cause.
No luck of course.
Realtek Drivers are updated.
Nothing.
Is there a fix for this?


Re: Audible Sync

chris judge
 

Yes, audible sync is working fine.

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: October 10, 2020 1:28 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Audible Sync

 

Is anyone susing the Audible Synch app successfully?

 


Re: Accessible way to snoop URLs

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

There is a program called IP Snooper, but last time I tried it was largely inaccessible.  You did see some stuff on the screen when using the review/JAWS cursor, but there were no labels and several dozen IP addresses that you could read, but what this all meant was Greek to me.

On 10/10/2020 8:31 PM, Steven Johnson wrote:
No, nobody sees the stream IP address directly on a website, but I believe
that it can be viewed somehow if you go into tools and open "View Source" or
"inspect element." There are some Youtube videos where people demonstrate
how to do it, but there is no dialogue. I will try to get someone to look
at one of these videos and tell me what the guy is doing.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible way to snoop URLs

Its not a question of a screen-reader. No sighted person sees that
information on the web site.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Johnson
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Accessible way to snoop URLs



Anyone know a JAWS readable way to view the stream URL of a radio station
once it starts playing, not the .htm URL that you usually see on the address

bar, but the stream url, which usually looks something like
http://stream.kntu.unt.edu:8000/kntulive.mp3

Thanks in advance.











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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!"


Accessibility Query About Yamaha MG10XU 10 Input Mixer w/ FX & USB Audio Interface?

Debbie April Yuille
 

Hi All

 

Has anyone used theYamaha MG10XU 10 Input Mixer w/ FX & USB Audio Interface (Fader or Nob Version)?? If so, how accessible do you find it? EG are all the controls easy to use?

 

 

Thanks

Debbie


Accessibility Query About Yamaha MG10XUF 10 Input Mixer w/ FX & USB Audio Interface (Fader Version)

Debbie April Yuille
 

Hi All

 

Has anyone used theYamaha MG10XU 10 Input Mixer w/ FX & USB Audio Interface (Fader or Nob Version)?? If so, how accessible do you find it? EG are all the controls easy to use?

 

 

Thanks

Debbie


Re: speakers are not announcing scores

Gene
 

We'll see what happens regarding the digital assistant problem. Meantime, here is a site with yesterdays scores.
https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/college-football-scores-ncaa-top-25-rankings-week-6-no-5-notre-dame-no-8-unc-hold-off-feisty-opponents/live/
There is a small article and then the scores are given below. The article contains some scores but I think more are presented below it. I haven't looked at the site in general. I found it by searching for college football scores October 10. If you have trouble finding scores for other days, let us know.

There are so many sources of information on the Internet that if one isn't available for some reason for a popular activity such as this, it is very likely another will be found that is either as good or rreasonable.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, October 11, 2020 1:45 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] speakers are not announcing scores

It may be that this has changed. it may also be some sort of technical
difficulty. People are used to services relying on the Internet to be
reliable. That doesn't mean that one should jump to conclusions when
something may just be down.

I did a search for something like no scores for college games using alexa
and got no results in the first roughly six result links I read. I also did
a broader search for something like no scores for college games using voice
assistants. Again, I got no results in something like the first six. You
would expect that if a major change had occurred, stopping access, that it
would be a major news story. College sports are big news. Seeing nothing
makes a major change even more unlikely.

Of course, something may have happened but at this point, from what I didn't
find, it appears unlikely.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] speakers are not announcing scores



So ask your speaker for the score to the
score of the ou texas game, she will not give it! I just wonder if this is
going to carry over to Sunday. That makes me want to know who the heck
bought the score board.And that should be a crime. Heather



Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 9:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] speakers are not announcing scores





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is this webinar accessible?

heather albright
 

Hello, I have been asked to use https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar.

I cant find any contact info for using assistive technology on their platform using the link given to me.  So does anyone know how to access meeting info. I wanted to use jaws for windows or voice over off my ipadd. I also wanted to use my braille display to read what is said in case I miss something. I have not received my meeting id yet. I tried to navigate around this site and I keep running in to unlabeled  graphics in the resources area.  So is the app better for the iPhone or ipad? Thanks Heather  

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: speakers are not announcing scores

Gene
 

It may be that this has changed. it may also be some sort of technical difficulty. People are used to services relying on the Internet to be reliable. That doesn't mean that one should jump to conclusions when something may just be down.

I did a search for something like no scores for college games using alexa and got no results in the first roughly six result links I read. I also did a broader search for something like no scores for college games using voice assistants. Again, I got no results in something like the first six. You would expect that if a major change had occurred, stopping access, that it would be a major news story. College sports are big news. Seeing nothing makes a major change even more unlikely.

Of course, something may have happened but at this point, from what I didn't find, it appears unlikely.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] speakers are not announcing scores



So ask your speaker for the score to the score of the ou texas game, she will not give it! I just wonder if this is going to carry over to Sunday. That makes me want to know who the heck bought the score board.And that should be a crime. Heather



Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 9:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] speakers are not announcing scores





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Re: verizon and TMobile offering LTE fixed wireless home internet with no data caps

enes sarıbaş
 

Hi,

Brian, for reference to other members who might have heard about  this type of LTE internet, which protocols and speeds do you consider to be  woefully inadequate and that members should consider switching to wireless?

My opinion is, any speeds using ADSL: regardless what the download speed might be, this connection type has a high latency and very high overhead. Moreover, the upload speed is limited to less than a megabit, which makes it woefully inadequate. Any sort of backup will render the entire network unusable until it completes due to saturation. Depending on quality, for example in cities with VDSL, or higher than 25 mbps/5mbps uverse, switching will probably provide better speeds if cell towers support upwards of 100 mbps. Satallite internet is also inferior in most cases I have read.  For older cable, docsis 3.0 and lower, cell towers probably would provide good serrvice if the network is congested and less than 100 mbit is achieved. Cable of the 3.0 and lower veriety has low upload speeds, though not as bad as ADSL.


On 10/10/2020 2:40 PM, enes sarıbaş via groups.io wrote:

Well Brian,

When I tell friends in Europe or Turkey their jaws would drop when they hear of the costs of wireless plans. When I was in the UK, I was paying like 10 gbp, about 13 dollars for a plan with 3gb of data or so, unlimited minutes, and SMS. When they increased prices and data alotments, I drop to the 7.5 gbp plan with less data. I think that price was extremely good for the service. I could have payed 20 instead of 10, and gotten unlimited data up to 30 gb without throttling, or another 10-20 to remove all the throttling. In turkey, I paid like 23 tl a month, less than 3 dollars now, for 750 minutes, 1000 sms, and like 3 gb of data.


On 10/10/2020 2:25 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Enes,

            What service providers do, or I should say can get away with, varies widely by venue.  The fact that T-Mobile offers what it does offer here in the USA without requiring a contract (you can terminate at will) was (and largely remains) revolutionary.

             When I've mentioned to friends in Australia the service I have here, and the price I have it at, their jaws drop in the opposite direction.  They're shocked at how good I have it.

              I get throttled to a maximum of 600Kbps and that's still way more than sufficient for web surfing, at least to me.  Perhaps that's faster than 2G, but I know it's not as fast as 3G, as I used to have a Virgin Mobile MiFi hotspot (dedicated device) and it was slightly faster under 3G than my throttled speed is.

              I really cannot complain.  The cost savings I've achieved by dumping my landline telephone and DSL service, and getting two lines in the process with what is generally way more than enough hotspot data, free Netflix, and the ability to cancel service at will is way, way, way more than worth it.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: speakers are not announcing scores

heather albright
 

OH, I did try to find out the answer from google search and nothing came up, very weird; and very annoying. Heahter

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: heather albright via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] speakers are not announcing scores

 

But they do not give the current scores like they used to, just the times of the games and who is playing who. So I just asked the score of the ou texas game and they said the game was at  11 am. Today, when they should say say the played texas and the won and the final score. They have lsu playing the game last week instead of the game agains Missouri beat lsu 45 41. All 3 speaker systems do not have the scores’ current scores. SO something is up with this. I do not need last week’s scores, I want today’s scores. Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] speakers are not announcing scores

 

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Re: speakers are not announcing scores

heather albright
 

                                So ask your speaker for the score to the score of the ou texas game, she will not give it! I just wonder if this is going to carry over to Sunday. That makes me want to know who the heck bought the score board.And that should be a crime. Heather  

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 9:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] speakers are not announcing scores

 

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Re: speakers are not announcing scores

heather albright
 

I did reboot the 3 systems and get the same results. I wonder if this crap is going to carry over the nfl scores.  I can only watch one game at a time and some games I want to watch are not playing in my region. I want my score board back seriesly! Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] speakers are not announcing scores

 

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