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Re: reading a PDF file

Gene
 

Without knowing what you tried, no one knows if they are just sending information duplicating what you did. 
If programs like Kurzweil or Openbook or other such programs can't recognize the document, then I don't think there is anything you can do except the old fashoned expedient of hiring someone or getting a volunteer to record the image text in the file.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2020 5:24 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] reading a PDF file

Hi all,
For the most part I don't have problems with PDF files.  But when they are images and not OCR text I can not read them.  I got a book on the Keto life style and it is accompanied with a PDF and without that PDF it is pretty much useless.  I have tried a few things but haven't had any major success turning it in to a readable document.  Can anyone help me with this?  I would be very grateful.  Thanks in advance.
 
Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
No matter where you are, no matter how difficult things might appear to be, you are always being moved toward magnificence. Always.
Rhonda Byrne


reading a PDF file

Kay Malmquist
 

Hi all,
For the most part I don't have problems with PDF files.  But when they are images and not OCR text I can not read them.  I got a book on the Keto life style and it is accompanied with a PDF and without that PDF it is pretty much useless.  I have tried a few things but haven't had any major success turning it in to a readable document.  Can anyone help me with this?  I would be very grateful.  Thanks in advance.
 
Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
No matter where you are, no matter how difficult things might appear to be, you are always being moved toward magnificence. Always.
Rhonda Byrne


Re: JAWS Versus NVDA

Gene
 

Also, your view about add-on updates being released that are only compatible with the new version is incorrect.  The current version of the add-on updater shows new releases that are not compatible with the version you are using.  This has been discussed many times on the users' list and one of the developers has said that you can just ignore update messages for now.  this is a problem of how the updater works.  it is not a problem of there being all sorts of add-ons with new features you can't use in your current version.  You are seeing new versions that are compatible with the next version of NVDA.  The developers are working on a new version of the updater that won't have this problem in future.  And this massive coming out with compatible updates won't happen again for years, if it does again.  it is happening now because the programming language used in NVDA has a new version and NVDA needs to switch to that new version. 
 
I learned all this by following the users' list.
 
Gene

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

Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] JAWS Versus NVDA

Hi Abbie. I can’t answer all of your questions. I have both NVDA and jaws but the only reason I have NVDA is because I need to know it for work, as I train clients who can’t afford jaws or wish not to buy it. In Canada we don’t have access to the annual subscription unfortunately. I hope this changes but for now we have to pay the full upgrade price. As for trying a demo, one of the nice things about jaws is that you can run it forever as a demo, however you must restart your computer every 40 minutes. You can download the jaws software from

www.freedomscientific.com

Go to the download link, then the jaws link and download the latest version. Enjoy.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abbie Taylor
Sent: January 25, 2020 6:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] JAWS Versus NVDA

 

I've been using NVDA for a couple of years, but I'm wondering if it's time for a switch. Lately, the software update process has been driving me up the wall. Apparently, the latest version, due out soon, will not be compatible with some of the software's add-ons, including the text-to-speech voices I use. This is no big deal because there are other voices that will work. But I've purchased some I really like that may not work with the new version of NVDA, at least not right away.

 

Another annoyance NVDA users are experiencing is add-on updates that are only compatible with the new version of NVDA, which isn't out yet. To me, it would make more sense to wait until the new version is released before releasing the add-on updates. But what do I know? I'm not a software developer.

 

I realize that NVDA is free, and I'm getting what I pay for. I recently read that Jaws costs only $90.00 a year for a subscription, which includes several licenses. So, I'm wondering if it's worth that much.

 

Those of you who use Jaws, what are the pros and cons? If you've used NVDA and are now using Jaws, do you think it's better? Is there a demo I can try before I buy? Thanks in advance for any input, and happy computing. 

--


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http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: JAWS Versus NVDA

Gene
 

Please join the NVDA Users' list to stay informed about such things and ask questions.  Some add-ons won't be compatible now, some of them will be later, perhaps not too far in the future, and a lot are compatible.  I don't know what voices you are using but unless you got your information from a really reliable source, if it is discussion of the Internet sort, I heard this or that, which I almost always find wrong or misleading, don't give it credence until it is checked where people like one or two developers hang out, that is, the NVDA Users' list. 
 
If you are using the Code Factory NVDA add-on, there is a version compatible with the next version of NVDA.  I believe another add-on also has a compatible version that is developed by another company.
 
To join the users' list, send a blank message to:
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 4:44 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] JAWS Versus NVDA

I've been using NVDA for a couple of years, but I'm wondering if it's time for a switch. Lately, the software update process has been driving me up the wall. Apparently, the latest version, due out soon, will not be compatible with some of the software's add-ons, including the text-to-speech voices I use. This is no big deal because there are other voices that will work. But I've purchased some I really like that may not work with the new version of NVDA, at least not right away.
 
Another annoyance NVDA users are experiencing is add-on updates that are only compatible with the new version of NVDA, which isn't out yet. To me, it would make more sense to wait until the new version is released before releasing the add-on updates. But what do I know? I'm not a software developer.
 
I realize that NVDA is free, and I'm getting what I pay for. I recently read that Jaws costs only $90.00 a year for a subscription, which includes several licenses. So, I'm wondering if it's worth that much.
 
Those of you who use Jaws, what are the pros and cons? If you've used NVDA and are now using Jaws, do you think it's better? Is there a demo I can try before I buy? Thanks in advance for any input, and happy computing. 
--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: JAWS Versus NVDA

Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...>
 

Hi,

To answer the questions on add-on compatibility situation:

  1. Speech synthesizers: more vendors are coming onboard with Python 3 version, so hopefully more should be ready by the time NVDA 2019.3 is released.
  2. Early release of 2019.3 only add-ons: I think you might be talking about my add-ons, and if so, it was a necessary procedure due to scheduling reasons- I scheduled 20.01 releases for various add-ons, most of them compatible with NVDA 2019.3 or later due to vast differences between old and new releases. Originally I planned to release all of them in early January, but I delayed releasing some of them due to user experience concerns as you pointed out. I did say to the NVDA users community that folks can ignore 20.01 releases for now until NVDA 2019.3 is released, and for this reason, I am delaying February 2020 releases of various add-ons from my lab until at least 2019.3 release candidate is released.

The NVDA community is keeping a very close eye on compatibility between upcoming NVDA 2019.3 and many add-ons, and folks are keeping contact with add-on writers about add-on compatibility.

As for comparison with JAWS 2020, I’ll let other folks answer this one.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abbie Taylor
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] JAWS Versus NVDA

 

I've been using NVDA for a couple of years, but I'm wondering if it's time for a switch. Lately, the software update process has been driving me up the wall. Apparently, the latest version, due out soon, will not be compatible with some of the software's add-ons, including the text-to-speech voices I use. This is no big deal because there are other voices that will work. But I've purchased some I really like that may not work with the new version of NVDA, at least not right away.

 

Another annoyance NVDA users are experiencing is add-on updates that are only compatible with the new version of NVDA, which isn't out yet. To me, it would make more sense to wait until the new version is released before releasing the add-on updates. But what do I know? I'm not a software developer.

 

I realize that NVDA is free, and I'm getting what I pay for. I recently read that Jaws costs only $90.00 a year for a subscription, which includes several licenses. So, I'm wondering if it's worth that much.

 

Those of you who use Jaws, what are the pros and cons? If you've used NVDA and are now using Jaws, do you think it's better? Is there a demo I can try before I buy? Thanks in advance for any input, and happy computing. 

--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: JAWS Versus NVDA

chris judge
 

Hi Abbie. I can’t answer all of your questions. I have both NVDA and jaws but the only reason I have NVDA is because I need to know it for work, as I train clients who can’t afford jaws or wish not to buy it. In Canada we don’t have access to the annual subscription unfortunately. I hope this changes but for now we have to pay the full upgrade price. As for trying a demo, one of the nice things about jaws is that you can run it forever as a demo, however you must restart your computer every 40 minutes. You can download the jaws software from

www.freedomscientific.com

Go to the download link, then the jaws link and download the latest version. Enjoy.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abbie Taylor
Sent: January 25, 2020 6:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] JAWS Versus NVDA

 

I've been using NVDA for a couple of years, but I'm wondering if it's time for a switch. Lately, the software update process has been driving me up the wall. Apparently, the latest version, due out soon, will not be compatible with some of the software's add-ons, including the text-to-speech voices I use. This is no big deal because there are other voices that will work. But I've purchased some I really like that may not work with the new version of NVDA, at least not right away.

 

Another annoyance NVDA users are experiencing is add-on updates that are only compatible with the new version of NVDA, which isn't out yet. To me, it would make more sense to wait until the new version is released before releasing the add-on updates. But what do I know? I'm not a software developer.

 

I realize that NVDA is free, and I'm getting what I pay for. I recently read that Jaws costs only $90.00 a year for a subscription, which includes several licenses. So, I'm wondering if it's worth that much.

 

Those of you who use Jaws, what are the pros and cons? If you've used NVDA and are now using Jaws, do you think it's better? Is there a demo I can try before I buy? Thanks in advance for any input, and happy computing. 

--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


JAWS Versus NVDA

Abbie Taylor
 

I've been using NVDA for a couple of years, but I'm wondering if it's time for a switch. Lately, the software update process has been driving me up the wall. Apparently, the latest version, due out soon, will not be compatible with some of the software's add-ons, including the text-to-speech voices I use. This is no big deal because there are other voices that will work. But I've purchased some I really like that may not work with the new version of NVDA, at least not right away.
 
Another annoyance NVDA users are experiencing is add-on updates that are only compatible with the new version of NVDA, which isn't out yet. To me, it would make more sense to wait until the new version is released before releasing the add-on updates. But what do I know? I'm not a software developer.
 
I realize that NVDA is free, and I'm getting what I pay for. I recently read that Jaws costs only $90.00 a year for a subscription, which includes several licenses. So, I'm wondering if it's worth that much.
 
Those of you who use Jaws, what are the pros and cons? If you've used NVDA and are now using Jaws, do you think it's better? Is there a demo I can try before I buy? Thanks in advance for any input, and happy computing. 
--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: alphabetizing in notepad?

Gene
 

Not in Notepad.  I don't know about other programs.  But if you use find in Notepad, does it still matter to any extent?
 
I have a phone number file and a passwords file and I use find to search for something.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:50 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] alphabetizing in notepad?

Hi all,

I have a text file containing my user names and passwords that opens up
in notepad in windows 10. The way I have it organized is to have the
user name on a line by itself and the password underneath it, and on a
couple of them I have some other lines with answers to questions in case
I can't get into that particular account. I have a blank line separating
each entry. Is there a way in notepad to alphabetize these entries? When
I started this file several years ago I was just putting things in
random order as I had something new I wanted to put in the file, but now
there's quite a few entries and it would be easier to have everything
alphabetized.

Thanks.

Troy





alphabetizing in notepad?

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

I have a text file containing my user names and passwords that opens up in notepad in windows 10. The way I have it organized is to have the user name on a line by itself and the password underneath it, and on a couple of them I have some other lines with answers to questions in case I can't get into that particular account. I have a blank line separating each entry. Is there a way in notepad to alphabetize these entries? When I started this file several years ago I was just putting things in random order as I had something new I wanted to put in the file, but now there's quite a few entries and it would be easier to have everything alphabetized.

Thanks.

Troy


Re: disinfecting braille materials

heather albright
 

I like getting things from their! All the items I have received seem to come to me in airtite packaging unlike other places where the packaging seems to be kept by a thread woe! Cheers Heather

 

"Blindness is a characteristic, not a handicap!" Dr. Kenneth Jernigan
e-mail:
kd5cbl@...
sites:
National Federation of The Blind:
www.nfb.org
An Accessible Online Library:
www.bookshare.org

 

From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 6:14 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] disinfecting braille materials

 

Hi all,

 

If you get them from RNIB, they've already been disinfected.  They do

this as a matter of course with their braille materials because they

send them all over the world.  I don't know how they do it, though.

 

Ann P.

 

--

Ann K. Parsons

Portal Tutoring

EMAIL:  akp@...

Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/

Portal Tutoring web site:  http://www.portaltutoring.info

Skype: Putertutor

 

"All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost."

 

 

 


Re: Anybody Know If Any Software Defined Radio Applications Are Accessible with JAWS?

Evan Reese
 

Hi Steven,
Thanks, I’ll follow up on those links if you send them off list. I haven’t played with anything at all, just read a bit about it and talked with a friend of mine who doesn’t use screen readers. It sounds very interesting, and from what he told me, I don’t have to spend a fortune to get my feet wet.
Evan
 
 

Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Anybody Know If Any Software Defined Radio Applications Are Accessible with JAWS?
 

Hi Evan.  As you have determined, SDR software is not even remotely accessible for us.  However, there are a couple of applications; SDR#, and HDSDR, that at least have lists of keyboard commands.  In both applications, you can tune up and down the bands, key in frequencies directly, and easily change your  band width.  HDSDR is easier to set up.  If you have the proper driver for your dongle installed, especially the cheaper ones from Newelec called RTL2832, you will hear white noise right after installation, and you can use F1, then scroll down to the list of keyboard commands.  SDR# has a plugin that you can download that you have to install into the program that changes the architecture of the interface a little bit and provides a paltry little list of keyboard commands.  The waterfall tuning spectrums, however, make quick access to active signals totally inaccessible for us, however.  If you are curious, I can provide links to these different offerings off-list.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Evan Reese
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2020 8:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Anybody Know If Any Software Defined Radio Applications Are Accessible with JAWS?

 

Thanks Jim. I’ve subscribed to that list and I will try my question there.

Evan

 

 

Sent: Friday, January 24, 2020 11:53 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Anybody Know If Any Software Defined Radio Applications Are Accessible with JAWS?

 

    Hi there Steve!

Below is the subscribe info for the blind-hams group,

blind-hams+subscribe@groups.io

Have A Good 1! de

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

On 24-Jan-20 05:53, Steve Matzura wrote:

Then there are SDR's you connect to your computer, which is what the original poster was asking about, I think.

 

On 1/23/2020 1:23 PM, Gene wrote:

I think there is at least one blind hams list.  I don't know the address but other list members may.  You may get a better answer there.

 

As I recall, SDR allows you to operate a receiver remotely and listen to stations from the remote receiver.  I'm saying that in case people want to know what it is. 

 

Gene

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

From: Evan Reese

Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:14 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Anybody Know If Any Software Defined Radio Applications Are Accessible with JAWS?

 

Hey Guys,

I asked this on the All Audio list, and the Blind Tech list, but didn’t get any responses other than inquiries as to what Software Defined Radio is. So I’m hoping that someone here may be able to tell me whether any SDR packages are useable with JAWS.

A friend of mine was telling me about it and it does sound interesting, but he doesn’t use any screen readers, so he couldn’t give me any info on accessibility.

So has anyone here tried any SDR packages with JAWS?

Thanks much.

Evan

 


Re: Anybody Know If Any Software Defined Radio Applications Are Accessible with JAWS?

Steven Johnson
 

Hi Evan.  As you have determined, SDR software is not even remotely accessible for us.  However, there are a couple of applications; SDR#, and HDSDR, that at least have lists of keyboard commands.  In both applications, you can tune up and down the bands, key in frequencies directly, and easily change your  band width.  HDSDR is easier to set up.  If you have the proper driver for your dongle installed, especially the cheaper ones from Newelec called RTL2832, you will hear white noise right after installation, and you can use F1, then scroll down to the list of keyboard commands.  SDR# has a plugin that you can download that you have to install into the program that changes the architecture of the interface a little bit and provides a paltry little list of keyboard commands.  The waterfall tuning spectrums, however, make quick access to active signals totally inaccessible for us, however.  If you are curious, I can provide links to these different offerings off-list.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Evan Reese
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2020 8:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Anybody Know If Any Software Defined Radio Applications Are Accessible with JAWS?

 

Thanks Jim. I’ve subscribed to that list and I will try my question there.

Evan

 

 

Sent: Friday, January 24, 2020 11:53 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Anybody Know If Any Software Defined Radio Applications Are Accessible with JAWS?

 

    Hi there Steve!

Below is the subscribe info for the blind-hams group,

blind-hams+subscribe@groups.io

Have A Good 1! de

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

On 24-Jan-20 05:53, Steve Matzura wrote:

Then there are SDR's you connect to your computer, which is what the original poster was asking about, I think.

 

On 1/23/2020 1:23 PM, Gene wrote:

I think there is at least one blind hams list.  I don't know the address but other list members may.  You may get a better answer there.

 

As I recall, SDR allows you to operate a receiver remotely and listen to stations from the remote receiver.  I'm saying that in case people want to know what it is. 

 

Gene

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

From: Evan Reese

Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:14 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Anybody Know If Any Software Defined Radio Applications Are Accessible with JAWS?

 

Hey Guys,

I asked this on the All Audio list, and the Blind Tech list, but didn’t get any responses other than inquiries as to what Software Defined Radio is. So I’m hoping that someone here may be able to tell me whether any SDR packages are useable with JAWS.

A friend of mine was telling me about it and it does sound interesting, but he doesn’t use any screen readers, so he couldn’t give me any info on accessibility.

So has anyone here tried any SDR packages with JAWS?

Thanks much.

Evan

 


Windows Defender/Security settings

Vicki W
 

Hi,
 
Can someone tell me the different ways to access the settings of Windows Defender/Security in Windows 7 and Windows 10?
 
Thank you.
 
Vicki
 


Re: disinfecting braille materials

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

If you get them from RNIB, they've already been disinfected. They do this as a matter of course with their braille materials because they send them all over the world. I don't know how they do it, though.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

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


disinfecting braille materials

heather albright
 

Hello, I receive braille materials and they are from overseas and the nls. I want to disinfect them but, how do I do so if they are braille paper? Any ideas? Cheers Heather

 

"Blindness is a characteristic, not a handicap!" Dr. Kenneth Jernigan
e-mail:
kd5cbl@...
sites:
National Federation of The Blind:
www.nfb.org
An Accessible Online Library:
www.bookshare.org

 


Seeking WordPress list

Norma A. Boge
 

Hi group,

I had info for a WordPress list for BVI but, as my outlook 365 periodically deletes some of my emails and throws them into the ether, I need subscription info for such a list.

Thanks,
Norma


Re: timer repeat.

Penny Golden
 

Interval notice is tremendous. thank you. i didn't know about that one. it works like a charm.

On 1/24/2020 6:51 PM, Onwardbob wrote:
Thanks neat tricik

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steven Johnson
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2020 3:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] timer repeat.

There is a skill called Interval Notice that will sort of do that. Tell her Highness, Alexa enable interval notice. Then, you can say something like, Alexa tell interval notice to set a 2 minute interval 5 times. Every 2 minutes on mine, she said "Time." You can read about it here.
https://www.amazon.com/Justin-Witt-Interval-Notice/dp/B078N9ZRPM

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Penny Golden
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2020 3:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] timer repeat.

Try this.

Tell her lady-ship: set a timer for fifteen seconds.

This is just for trial purposes, you understand.

When it goes off you can say: ay lady, repeat the timer.

That way you eliminate the command: stop the timer, at least.

I wish we could have her announce the time every 5 minutes, let us say; so that we could keep on track as we're getting out in the morning.

Pen











.


Re: timer repeat.

Penny Golden
 

Oh, she didn't ask me how long.  sorry.



On 1/24/2020 6:53 PM, Mike B wrote:
Hi Penny,
 
I tried that, but when I ask her to repeat the timer, she asks, for how long?  That could work, but in the meantime I'm making settings adjustments to the treadmill and this could get a little tedious, talking to her and adjusting the treadmill, but if all else fails I could do it.  Thank you very much for your input.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2020 3:40 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] timer repeat.

Try this.

Tell her lady-ship: set a timer for fifteen seconds.

This is just for trial purposes, you understand.

When it goes off you can say: ay lady, repeat the timer.

That way you eliminate the command: stop the timer, at least.

I wish we could have her announce the time every 5 minutes, let us say;
so that we could keep on track as we're getting out in the morning.

Pen






Re: Anybody Know If Any Software Defined Radio Applications Are Accessible with JAWS?

Evan Reese
 

Thanks Jim. I’ve subscribed to that list and I will try my question there.
Evan
 
 

Sent: Friday, January 24, 2020 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Anybody Know If Any Software Defined Radio Applications Are Accessible with JAWS?
 

    Hi there Steve!

Below is the subscribe info for the blind-hams group,

blind-hams+subscribe@groups.io

Have A Good 1! de

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

On 24-Jan-20 05:53, Steve Matzura wrote:

Then there are SDR's you connect to your computer, which is what the original poster was asking about, I think.

 

On 1/23/2020 1:23 PM, Gene wrote:
I think there is at least one blind hams list.  I don't know the address but other list members may.  You may get a better answer there.
 
As I recall, SDR allows you to operate a receiver remotely and listen to stations from the remote receiver.  I'm saying that in case people want to know what it is. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Evan Reese
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:14 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Anybody Know If Any Software Defined Radio Applications Are Accessible with JAWS?
 
Hey Guys,
I asked this on the All Audio list, and the Blind Tech list, but didn’t get any responses other than inquiries as to what Software Defined Radio is. So I’m hoping that someone here may be able to tell me whether any SDR packages are useable with JAWS.
A friend of mine was telling me about it and it does sound interesting, but he doesn’t use any screen readers, so he couldn’t give me any info on accessibility.
So has anyone here tried any SDR packages with JAWS?
Thanks much.
Evan


Re: powered USB hubs

Nancy Hill
 

I have a powered hub.  It has 2 cords.  One cord is attached to the hub and has an electrical prong end that will go into the wall.  The other cord goes into the hub on the same side as the longer electric power cord, but it has a usb connection on the other end that will connect to the usb port on the computer. Also, in my case, the cord with the usb port on one end is a round cord and the electric cord is flatish.


Sorry if you have already been helped,  but I am just now reading my email.


Nancy

On 1/24/2020 11:39 AM, Richard wrote:
Hi Troy,
Are the connectors on the USB cable the same?
Typically a device USB cable has a flat connector on one end,which goes into
a USB port on a computer,
and a square connector on the other end that goes into the device.
The USB port on the hub for this square connector may not be apparent at
first look, but typically is next to the power connector.

HTH,
Rick

----- Original Message -----
From: "Troy Burnham" <troyburnham34@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2020 10:33 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] powered USB hubs


Hi all,

I bought a powered USB hub but I can't figure out how to connect it to
my computer. I have an extra cord that has a USB plug on one end that I
assume plugs into the computer but there's no place on the hub for the
other end to plug into since the only nonUSB slot is where the power
cord is plugged. Can anybody help? Btw the brand is Sabrent if that
matters, and there are 10 USB ports 3 of which are quick charge ports if
that matters.

Thanks.

Troy