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Re: Using Braille displays on the job?

jan howells <gale7978@...>
 

I used a braille display when I worked for ATANDT. I read from the display to the person that could hear on the phone. Then I typed back to the hearing impaired person on the other end, whatever the person said in response. I was a Communication Assistant on the telephone helping hearing impaired and speech impaired persons with phone calls.

Jan


Re: Using Braille displays on the job?

Pamela Dominguez
 

When I was on the job, it was in the early 1990s, and I used a keybraille, which was a 40 cell braille display that functioned with dos. When I took the computer home after that, I was used to the braille display and liked to have it. When I learned windows in the beginning of 2000, I had to get used to not having one. In about 2012, I bought an Alva BC640. I have a different computer now, and I don't remember all that stuff about using the Alva propperly, and how to hook it up correctly to this newer computer. When I do, the computer sound comes through the speaker on the braille display. There was a way to not have it do that, but I forgot a lot of how to set it up correctly and use it. Pam. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Susie Stageberg
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using Braille displays on the job?

Sharon,

I'm retired, but when I worked at the Iowa Library for the Blind, I used a
Braille display when I was in our circulation software looking up people's
accounts so I could help them get the books they wanted. I had an 80-cell
display, as I needed to see the whole line of someone's data. Often I had
the patron on the phone in my ears, so I used Braille on the computer. I
couldn't have done my job as efficiently without the Braille. Now that I'm
home, I bought myself a 40-cell display; I find that on the Internet it is
often helpful to have the Braille, and it helps with filling out forms and
checking boxes and such.

HTH.

Susie


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


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Sharon Hooley
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Using Braille displays on the job?

Hi,

I'm wondering, does anyone use a Braille display, largely or exclusively,
for work at home or in office? Any response would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,


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Re: the original pen friend, how to use?

Troy Burnham
 

Thanks I'll take a look.

Troy

On 4/18/2020 11:47 AM, Monte Single wrote:
Here is the video link I got from Holly.

-----------------

Monte:
Here is a video about using the pen friend.
Click this link.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRrjYaczaOE


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: April-18-20 10:35 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] the original pen friend, how to use?

Hi all,

I have the original pen friend labeler but I don't remember how to use it, meaning once it's on what button do I press to record and do I need to keep the button pressed while recording? Also, when trying to figure it out a few minutes ago I may've gotten it into another mode because I pressed I think the second button from the top and it beeped twice.

Any help anybody can provide will be appreciated, especially how to get it back into record mode if the 2 beeps means it's in a different mode now, because I don't think I have any of the instruction materials that came with it.

Troy







Re: Playing the Lottery Online

Rob Hudson
 

Angelo Sonnesso <asonnesso@gmail.com> wrote:
Where do you live?
The NC lottery site has standard edit boxes, and buttons.

I live up in Minnesota, but when I looked on their lottery website, there does not seem to be a way to play online. When I asked around i was told that not all states have such a way, and that often the numbers are images.


Re: Playing the Lottery Online

Angelo Sonnesso
 

Where do you live?
The NC lottery site has standard edit boxes, and buttons.

73 N2DYN Angelo

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rob Hudson
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 5:35 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Playing the Lottery Online

Are there accessible websites to play the lottery? From what I've heard, the
websites are image-based and you have to click numbers in the image. Any
help appreciated.


Re: the original pen friend, how to use?

Monte Single
 

Here is the video link I got from Holly.

-----------------

Monte:

Here is a video about using the pen friend.

Click this link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRrjYaczaOE

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: April-18-20 10:35 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] the original pen friend, how to use?

Hi all,

I have the original pen friend labeler but I don't remember how to use it, meaning once it's on what button do I press to record and do I need to keep the button pressed while recording? Also, when trying to figure it out a few minutes ago I may've gotten it into another mode because I pressed I think the second button from the top and it beeped twice.

Any help anybody can provide will be appreciated, especially how to get it back into record mode if the 2 beeps means it's in a different mode now, because I don't think I have any of the instruction materials that came with it.

Troy


Re: the original pen friend, how to use?

Monte Single
 

I think Holly is on this list and I recal she helped me with this.
I'll have a look for the link she sent me.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: April-18-20 10:35 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] the original pen friend, how to use?

Hi all,

I have the original pen friend labeler but I don't remember how to use
it, meaning once it's on what button do I press to record and do I need
to keep the button pressed while recording? Also, when trying to figure
it out a few minutes ago I may've gotten it into another mode because I
pressed I think the second button from the top and it beeped twice.

Any help anybody can provide will be appreciated, especially how to get
it back into record mode if the 2 beeps means it's in a different mode
now, because I don't think I have any of the instruction materials that
came with it.

Troy


Re: Using Braille displays on the job?

Susie Stageberg <sstageberg2@...>
 

Sharon,

I'm retired, but when I worked at the Iowa Library for the Blind, I used a
Braille display when I was in our circulation software looking up people's
accounts so I could help them get the books they wanted. I had an 80-cell
display, as I needed to see the whole line of someone's data. Often I had
the patron on the phone in my ears, so I used Braille on the computer. I
couldn't have done my job as efficiently without the Braille. Now that I'm
home, I bought myself a 40-cell display; I find that on the Internet it is
often helpful to have the Braille, and it helps with filling out forms and
checking boxes and such.

HTH.

Susie


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

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Sharon Hooley
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Using Braille displays on the job?

Hi,

I'm wondering, does anyone use a Braille display, largely or exclusively,
for work at home or in office? Any response would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,


Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit
www.CochlearAmericas.com


the original pen friend, how to use?

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

I have the original pen friend labeler but I don't remember how to use it, meaning once it's on what button do I press to record and do I need to keep the button pressed while recording? Also, when trying to figure it out a few minutes ago I may've gotten it into another mode because I pressed I think the second button from the top and it beeped twice.

Any help anybody can provide will be appreciated, especially how to get it back into record mode if the 2 beeps means it's in a different mode now, because I don't think I have any of the instruction materials that came with it.

Troy


Using Braille displays on the job?

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

I'm wondering, does anyone use a Braille display, largely or exclusively, for work at home or in office? Any response would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,


Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit
www.CochlearAmericas.com


Need help on re-ordering video on a youtube playlist

 

Hai all
The subject said all. Please help me on how to re-ordering video in a youtube playlist. I can use computer or android devices with Jaws, NVDA, Talkback, or voice assistant.
Any help would be appreciated.
Cuong


Playing the Lottery Online

Rob Hudson
 

Are there accessible websites to play the lottery? From what I've heard, the websites are image-based and you have to click numbers in the image. Any help appreciated.


Re: Welcome (back) iPhone SE?

Shelly Kane
 

Thank you Carolyn!  I just ordered mine yesterday from Verizon. It's supposed to be here in a week.  As soon as I can get it going, I will be sure and let you know how it is.  I can't wait because I only have 16 GB's of memory and now I made sure I had enough and I got 128 GB's.  I'm planning on keeping this another 3 to 4 years as long as it works well.  I have noticed that my battery drops quickly and my battery health is at 91%.  So that's not to bad.  I use my phone a lot.

Shelly

On 4/17/2020 11:27 AM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
I'm so excited for you, Shelly. I couldn't hold off, because I use my phone that my SE's battery was needing charging twice a day. What a difference with my 11, especially since I removed a lot of the apps refreshing in the background. I use my phone all day for one thing or another, so need good battery, one reason I never kept a flip phone long.

Tell us about it, when you get it.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shelly Kane
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2020 4:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Welcome (back) iPhone SE?

I'm very excited for this lunch. I have had mine for over 3 years and it has worked great. In fact, I'm ordering mine tomorrow from Verizon. I'm getting mine right away because I need more memory. I was thinking of getting an eight until I heard on the news that this one is finally being launched. These will go quickly.

Shelly

On 4/16/2020 4:43 PM, Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc. wrote:
Welcome (back) iPhone SE — but did Apple just cannibalize itself?

Don't judge an iPhone by its cover... Remember iPhone SE? It's that
little rectangle which you could actually operate one-handedly without
spraining a finger.
Apple
released it in 2016, then stopped selling it in 2018. Now, it's
shockingly resurrecting iPhone SE for 2020, starting at the
(relatively) lower price of $399.

list of 2 items
• Looks: Pretty much the same as the iPhone 8 — a 4.7-inch screen with
a frame around it and a home button with Touch ID. The real change
lies on the inside...
• Specs: Better camera equipped with 4K video and portrait mode. Also
boasts a more powerful processor with the new A13 Bionic chip (sounds
legit). Apple

says
it put "the brains" of iPhone 11 Pro in the body of SE.
list end

What interested us most was the timing of this launch... Given the
COVID-19 crisis, this might not seem like the best time to ship a new
product. Apple thinks it's a great time:

list of 2 items
• With the economy in shambles, it makes sense to introduce a
lower-cost phone. The new SE is $200 cheaper than the next "cheapest"
iPhone (and many Android models). A low-cost, high-performance phone
could thrive right now.
• With most Apple stores closed, people can't try before they buy.
Buying iPhones online becomes more attractive with a lower price and
newer product — Apple's trying to drive excitement for online orders
with this launch (people get hyped on pre-orders).
list end
THE TAKEAWAY

Is Apple cannibalizing itself?... Cannibalization occurs when a new
product is so irresistible it steals sales from your other (often
higher-priced) products.
Tesla's Model 3 stole sales from its Model S. But Apple probably did a
lot of research on this risk and decided that:

• More Upgrades: iPhone users might be more likely to upgrade from
their old phones after the launch of SE, with that volume covering
lost sales from pricier models.
• More Market Share: With this lower-priced option, Apple might
convert some Androiders — Google 's Android still controls 70%
of the world's cell phones.
• But if fancy new iPhone users change to the lower-priced SE instead,
that's a problem for Apple.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado




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Re: Spectrum cable network

Troy Burnham
 

Thanks Heather. I don't use the cable box but my mom does, she's sighted however, and whenever they have to come check my road runner connections they don't charge me even though I doubt they know I'm blind.

Troy



On 4/17/2020 1:22 PM, heather albright wrote:

This number is for those who use the accessible boxes and there the ones to call if you need to trouble shoot and they are not supposed to freak out when you tell them you are using a screen reader. But, I find that that is not always the case. If there is something you cant figure out, they are not supposed to charge if you have to have someone come out to look at the equipment. Otherwise, they charge you if the tec has to come out. Cheers Heather

 

From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2020 12:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Spectrum cable network

 

What's different about when you call this number as opposed to calling the regular spectrum number? I'm in Texas but I still have spectrum.

Troy


On 4/16/2020 11:14 PM, heather albright wrote:

Ah yes it is: (844) 762-1301. Cheers Heather

 

From: Fred Adams
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:44 PM
To: talk group
Subject: [TechTalk] Spectrum cable network

 

Hi to list, I live in the west central Florida area and I need the handicap

help phone number for the Spectrum cable network.  I will appreciate any

help with this.

 

Thanks much,

 

FRED C. ADAMS W4HC

US ARMY ABN RET

ETERNITY ETERNITY AVERY LONG TIME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Re: Welcome (back) iPhone SE?

Carolyn Arnold
 

Not $900, just $330.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2020 2:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Welcome (back) iPhone SE?

Colonel Monte writes:

"This Colonel is curious.
How much was a share
of apple before the current descent."

A TAD TOO LAZY to pull up the notes; I think it was $900 a
hot shot and several foot longs north of that price.

It just dropped 3.99% at 2:55 P.M. Eastern, now trading at
$277.54!
Alphabet, Google's parent, trades at $1,271.87; please wire
funds so we can learn to read our alphabet!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Welcome (back) iPhone SE?

Carolyn Arnold
 

Apple went up to $330. I have a few I got for $204, sold
half at $250, did not think they'd go much higher. The
greater fool I, because it did!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2020 2:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Welcome (back) iPhone SE?

This Colonel is curious.
How much was a share
of apple before the current descent.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: April-17-20 12:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Welcome (back) iPhone SE?

Sis Carolyn, AAPL stock dropped again today? I thought it
was TRENDING UPWARDS! Oh well, may be when it hits $130 I
could sneak in and grab three--one for you, second for
Colonel Monte, and the third tossed in the air for anyone's
catch!

With AAPL stores closed, the sE2020 may have to be purchased
perhaps online only for the moment. The stores of the major
carriers in my village are closed as well; a few of them
tried to argue that they provide ESSENTIAL SERVICES and
should be allowed to stay open. Well, the politicians
governing here aren't buying that thought with a toothpick.

I still think though that Apple ventured into the wrong
territory; rather than seeking to do much too much, it
should stick with what it does well and let the market BLESS
OR CURSE its position.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Welcome (back) iPhone SE?

Carolyn Arnold
 

Here too, but with all the people buying SE's, stock should
stabilize or start back up.

At first, I thought, oh, I wish I could have waited, but not
so sure now. I have teriffic battery life with my 11, and I
understand that the SE has good battery life, but not quite
as good as the 11, and battery longevity is one of my top
priorities.

One technical thing I really like and is another priority
now, and that is that the new phones will work on a wireless
charger. How nice it is to just lay my phone down on the
thing, rather than get out a cable and connect to phone and
power.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2020 2:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Welcome (back) iPhone SE?

Sis Carolyn, AAPL stock dropped again today? I thought it
was TRENDING UPWARDS! Oh well, may be when it hits $130 I
could sneak in and grab three--one for you, second for
Colonel Monte, and the third tossed in the air for anyone's
catch!

With AAPL stores closed, the sE2020 may have to be purchased
perhaps online only for the moment. The stores of the major
carriers in my village are closed as well; a few of them
tried to argue that they provide ESSENTIAL SERVICES and
should be allowed to stay open. Well, the politicians
governing here aren't buying that thought with a toothpick.

I still think though that Apple ventured into the wrong
territory; rather than seeking to do much too much, it
should stick with what it does well and let the market BLESS
OR CURSE its position.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: to the ouspoken Denver Dude

Norma A. Boge
 

Tickled grey? LOL
Olusegun, you're writing style is just fabulous!
Your fellow Androidian,
Norma
Android: The Thinking Person's OST

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2020 10:31 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] to the ouspoken Denver Dude

Hey Colonel Monte, don't moan; just grab two, I'll come by with Santa
several weeks early to sneak down the chimney to grab the second one and
thus immerse myself in that great, wild garden where only apples grow!

I think the article I posted was a tad too generous in stating that Android
is in 70% of the world. Android has greater penetration worldwide than iOS
does--closer to 80%-85%! But, of course, the iPhone is produced in China and
imported to our countries for resale. If China's 1.3 billion people each
have one, there won't be enough iPhones left to export.

I'm tickled grey to see Apple trying to invade a market where it won't make
real deep penetration. In most countries of the world, $399.99 is hard to
amass; an Android can still be had for, say, $50-$200! It's going to be an
uphill climb for Apple for sure and I hope it doesn't SHOOT ITSELF in both
feet. Anyhow, it's stock was $292 today; perhaps the release of the sE2020
bumped it up 'cause I had seen it dive down to almost $165 recently.

Anyway, when I come grab my sE2020, we'll have a wild party to which no
virus shall be invited!!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Welcome (back) iPhone SE?

Monte Single
 

Holy crap Batman,
That's like saying a slice of the apple is worth 30 per cent of what it was
a few weeks ago.
Oh well, at least I didn't lose anything on that one.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: April-17-20 12:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Welcome (back) iPhone SE?

Colonel Monte writes:

"This Colonel is curious.
How much was a share
of apple before the current descent."

A TAD TOO LAZY to pull up the notes; I think it was $900 a hot shot and
several foot longs north of that price.

It just dropped 3.99% at 2:55 P.M. Eastern, now trading at $277.54!
Alphabet, Google's parent, trades at $1,271.87; please wire funds so we can
learn to read our alphabet!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Welcome (back) iPhone SE?

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Colonel Monte writes:

"This Colonel is curious.
How much was a share
of apple before the current descent."

A TAD TOO LAZY to pull up the notes; I think it was $900 a hot shot and
several foot longs north of that price.

It just dropped 3.99% at 2:55 P.M. Eastern, now trading at $277.54!
Alphabet, Google's parent, trades at $1,271.87; please wire funds so we can
learn to read our alphabet!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado

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