Date   

IMAP question

Loy
 

If I set up an IMAP account on a email app will it download all email stored on the gmail site? I have sebveral years of emails.


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

Gene
 

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
 


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

Evan Reese
 

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: network connection

George McCoy
 

First, make sure the ethernet driver is installed.

Press windows key plus x.

When the menu opens, press m for device manager.

Tab once to the desktop treeview.

Down arrow about ten times to network adapters.

Press right arrow to expand it.

Doown arrow to the ethernet connection.  It's probably an Intel device.

Press enter to open its properties.

Read the information there to see if windows thinks the device is working properly.

If the driver is missing, you won't see the ethernet connection in the device manager. In that case, I would contact Kevin and see if he can either send you the driver or tell you where you can get it.

If the device is present, you can try updating the driver.

Shift tab once to get to the tabs.  You will be on the general tab.

Right arrow once to the driver tab.

Tab to the update driver option, press enter and follow the instructions.

If the driver was present and there is no update, you will need to go through the settings for the ethernet connection to see if anything seems amiss.

Press windows key plus i for settings.

Type ethernet in the search box and press enter.

You should see two results; ethernet settings and find and fix problems with your network adapter.

Run the find and fix problems option and follow the instructions.

If no problems are found, go through the ethernet settings to see if anything obvious jumps out at you.

If all else fails, contact Kevin.  He's very good about support after the sale, especially when dealing with hardware issues like this.

I like to think I'm pretty knowledgable about the windows OS and hardware in general and when I encountered issues with Kevin's computers that were beyond me, he jumped right in with the answers.


Hth,

George

On 1/22/2020 11:58 AM, Howard Traxler wrote:
Hi all,
I just bought another machine from Kevin and having trouble getting it hooked up to my network.  The first one went right on when I plugged it in; but this one isn't seeing my network.  It's a windows 10 computer with a wired lan connection.  There's probably some kind of wizzard to access in the settings?  Could someone who knows this stuff give me some pointers, please?  Thank you.

Howard


Re: Seeking a new web host

Greg Wocher
 

Hello,
You can try Bright Side Networks. It is what I use. There website is:

Greg Wocher


On Jan 23, 2020, at 10:13 AM, DJ <grouloc@...> wrote:

Hello, 
Does anyone here have suggestions regarding good and affordable web hosting companies? My current host has made changes that I am not happy with and wish to move my domain. 
Thank you. 
DJ                       


Re: Your experiences with Humanware product repair

Pamela Dominguez
 

One thing about that, though, is that you have to carry around more than one gadget, and that also presumes that you can use one of those I devices.  Pam.
 

Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:48 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Your experiences with Humanware product repair
 
I think these days its a rip-off especially if you don't have the money for the high-priced notetakers.just get a braille me for $500, pair it with a $250 iPad and you pretty much have the same thing as a $4000 or $5000 brailleNote touch, but with many more features. 


Re: Seeking a new web host

Hope Williamson <hopeisjoyful@...>
 

Right now I'm using interserver.net. You pay the same price each time you renew. I always recommend keeping domain registrars separate from hosting, and I've done that myself ever since I got my first domain 15 years ago.


Seeking a new web host

DJ
 

Hello, 
Does anyone here have suggestions regarding good and affordable web hosting companies? My current host has made changes that I am not happy with and wish to move my domain. 
Thank you. 
DJ                       


Facebook Messenger for Desktop

Samuel Wilkins
 

Hello all, I have found there is a Facebook messenger app for Windows 10.  Has anyone tried it, and if so, is it accessible?  I am using the latest NVDA as my screen reader.  Thank you in advance.


Re: Your experiences with Humanware product repair

chris judge
 

That’s my argument for not buying any of this stuff. I’m surprised companies are still able to make money selling these blindness products for thousands and thousands of dollars when there are so many mainstream solutions available.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: January 23, 2020 7:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Your experiences with Humanware product repair

 

I think these days its a rip-off especially if you don't have the money for the high-priced notetakers.just get a braille me for $500, pair it with a $250 iPad and you pretty much have the same thing as a $4000 or $5000 brailleNote touch, but with many more features. 


Re: Your experiences with Humanware product repair

Josh Kennedy
 

I think these days its a rip-off especially if you don't have the money for the high-priced notetakers.just get a braille me for $500, pair it with a $250 iPad and you pretty much have the same thing as a $4000 or $5000 brailleNote touch, but with many more features. 


Re: Deleting a folder

Smiling?
 

ShiftTab to your list of folders from the inbox and use the delete key to delete whichever folder it is that you’re interested in deleting.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Doug Sloan
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Deleting a folder

 

Hi

 

Could someone be so kind to let me know the key strokes to delete a folder in outlook? I’m still using W7 and the latest JAWS

 

Cheers

Doug 23-01-2020

 


Deleting a folder

Doug Sloan
 

Hi

 

Could someone be so kind to let me know the key strokes to delete a folder in outlook? I’m still using W7 and the latest JAWS

 

Cheers

Doug 23-01-2020

 


Re: windows 7 in general.

Ibrahim Gucukoglu <igucukoglu@...>
 

Hi
Yes, Windows seven is no longer supported according to the Microsoft product life-cycle. There has been plenty of media coverage about this in the various online computer channels and you can find out more information on Microsoft website. as for the security essentials, I believe it is still being maintained as the database used by Security essentials is not dissimilar to Windows defender however that being said I don’t think you can count on this to protect your machine as many security Vulnerabilities and exploits are in the kernel of windows itself rather than viruses which Windows defender/Security essentials is focused on protecting against. Hope this makes sense.

On 23 Jan 2020, at 03:04, Monte Single <mrsingle@...> wrote:

Please be aware that Micro Soft is still supporting micro soft security essentials for WINDOWS 7.
So, it is incorrect to say that windows 7 is no longer supported by micro soft.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ibrahim Gucukoglu
Sent: January-22-20 8:19 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 in general.

Hi Veronica
Firstly, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to everyone :-) I am a newcomer to the list although I have been on this list previously I think but sometime ago so hello again everyone :-) Veronica, Windows 7 is now no longer being protected by Microsoft security updates and patches. This will leave it open to critical security flaws which hackers may exploit. My strong recommendation is that you upgrade your laptop to Windows 10 at the earliest possible opportunity, using the Windows 10 media creation tool. You can still upgrade your Windows laptop for free as Microsoft have kept this option open long past its intended expiry so please take advantage of this while you still can. Word 2013 should work on Windows 10 however you can purchase an office 365 subscription which will cover all your computers and mobile devices and which will give you office Versions going forward, including updates and feature improvements. Office 365 personal edition can be had from as little as $60 on market places such as Amazon and can be digitally downloaded and installed without the need to enter any cereal or license key information. It is also available in retail packs. Very best of luck to you.

On 22 Jan 2020, at 22:11, Veronica Kirk <veronicaa.kirk@...> wrote:

Even though I have a windows 10 computer, I am still using my windows 7 laptop. Last night I used Microsoft Essentials to scan the computer for viruses, and it worked fine. All of my main programs are on the windows 7 such as Microsoft Word 2013, which I do not have on the windows 10.

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Penny Golden
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 in general.

Thank you all for comments. I'm doing just as you say. I use Thunderbird. and i just put chrome on there. I use firefox, rarely I e.

But I never purchase anything using the computer; i have done so with my Echo; or my sis does it for me using my info.

I hope it will be all right. I just purchased a 500 gig solid state drive; and a 4 tb drive for the inside of the computer.

My current 1 terabyte drive is dated November of 2011.

Why, this dear old machine is older than I thought.

By the way, I just did get in touch with computers for the blind, and the laptop price was 185 dollars.

They cannot guarantee their batteries. of course, they're used machines. They come with win 10 and that demo of Jaws. Window Eyes also has one of those demos, or used to. I'm so stubborn that I cannot learn Jaws and love my dear old win eyes, which my sighted techie calls

Windows Eyes.

Thanks again.

So far I'm on the right track. It's when I run into trouble, I'll be back here begging you experts for your further help.

All the very best,

Penny

pengold2@...

The old lady schoolmarm from Eastern Nebraska.







On 1/18/2020 6:12 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:
Your techie is giving you sound advice. Microsoft Security
Essentials will continue to work in Windows 7 for the foreseeable future.
Database definitions continue to be updated daily, just as they
always have, and daily scans are still performed at the selected
time. If you want to continue using Windows 7 until you are ready to
upgrade to Windows 10,, be sure to use a modern browser like Google
Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to browse the web instead of IE, and use a
non-Microsoft email client like Thunderbird to maximize security.
Also, perform periodic scans with Malware Bytes, which still works
with Windows 7. Contrary to what scare mongerers like Kim Kommando
might claim, there are still good reasons to continue using Windows 7
because of all the problems users on this and other lists have
reported with Windows 10. Some users have reported updating their
Windows 7 computers successfully to Windows 10 usig the Media
Creation Tool or Update Assistant, while others have reported
problems withthe upgrade, including complete loss of sound after
Windows 10 was installed, requiring tech-savvy sighted help to
resolve. The latest buzz is over the newest version of the Chromium
Edge browser for Windows 10, which is apparently beset by all kinds
of bugs and accessibility problems, judging from the heavy traffic on
the various blindness-related tech email lists.


Gerald



On 1/17/2020 10:25 PM, Penny Golden wrote:
Well, I just re-joined the list after a hiatus. I'm sure Win7 and
win10 have been going around and around.

I spoke to someone whom I trust. He is still using his xp and likes
it very much.

I explained that I thought that I had to go to win10.

His reply, in short, was this:

If you keep your paied virus up, and you like what win7 is doing,
and you don't have to change for work or some other reason, there is
no need to change.

Well, that is fine.

I understand that the virus programs are not tremendously accessible.

My computer gent, i think, believes that I should do well with
Microsoft Security Essentials.

I may be wrong about this that he thinks is okay.

He's coming at 1 pm Saturday, should weather allow. Thank you. I do
not use jaws, but win eyes; and I'm hoping to put on NVDA and learn
that. I am also thinking about a laptop and have begun the process
with computers for the blind.

Thanks for any help. try not to be too technical; i'm a user, not a
technical expert.

Penny

pengold2@...




















Re: windows 7 in general.

Monte Single
 

Please be aware that Micro Soft is still supporting micro soft security essentials for WINDOWS 7.
So, it is incorrect to say that windows 7 is no longer supported by micro soft.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ibrahim Gucukoglu
Sent: January-22-20 8:19 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 in general.

Hi Veronica
Firstly, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to everyone :-) I am a newcomer to the list although I have been on this list previously I think but sometime ago so hello again everyone :-) Veronica, Windows 7 is now no longer being protected by Microsoft security updates and patches. This will leave it open to critical security flaws which hackers may exploit. My strong recommendation is that you upgrade your laptop to Windows 10 at the earliest possible opportunity, using the Windows 10 media creation tool. You can still upgrade your Windows laptop for free as Microsoft have kept this option open long past its intended expiry so please take advantage of this while you still can. Word 2013 should work on Windows 10 however you can purchase an office 365 subscription which will cover all your computers and mobile devices and which will give you office Versions going forward, including updates and feature improvements. Office 365 personal edition can be had from as little as $60 on market places such as Amazon and can be digitally downloaded and installed without the need to enter any cereal or license key information. It is also available in retail packs. Very best of luck to you.

On 22 Jan 2020, at 22:11, Veronica Kirk <veronicaa.kirk@...> wrote:

Even though I have a windows 10 computer, I am still using my windows 7 laptop. Last night I used Microsoft Essentials to scan the computer for viruses, and it worked fine. All of my main programs are on the windows 7 such as Microsoft Word 2013, which I do not have on the windows 10.

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Penny Golden
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 in general.

Thank you all for comments. I'm doing just as you say. I use Thunderbird. and i just put chrome on there. I use firefox, rarely I e.

But I never purchase anything using the computer; i have done so with my Echo; or my sis does it for me using my info.

I hope it will be all right. I just purchased a 500 gig solid state drive; and a 4 tb drive for the inside of the computer.

My current 1 terabyte drive is dated November of 2011.

Why, this dear old machine is older than I thought.

By the way, I just did get in touch with computers for the blind, and the laptop price was 185 dollars.

They cannot guarantee their batteries. of course, they're used machines. They come with win 10 and that demo of Jaws. Window Eyes also has one of those demos, or used to. I'm so stubborn that I cannot learn Jaws and love my dear old win eyes, which my sighted techie calls

Windows Eyes.

Thanks again.

So far I'm on the right track. It's when I run into trouble, I'll be back here begging you experts for your further help.

All the very best,

Penny

pengold2@...

The old lady schoolmarm from Eastern Nebraska.







On 1/18/2020 6:12 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:

Your techie is giving you sound advice. Microsoft Security
Essentials will continue to work in Windows 7 for the foreseeable future.
Database definitions continue to be updated daily, just as they
always have, and daily scans are still performed at the selected
time. If you want to continue using Windows 7 until you are ready to
upgrade to Windows 10,, be sure to use a modern browser like Google
Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to browse the web instead of IE, and use a
non-Microsoft email client like Thunderbird to maximize security.
Also, perform periodic scans with Malware Bytes, which still works
with Windows 7. Contrary to what scare mongerers like Kim Kommando
might claim, there are still good reasons to continue using Windows 7
because of all the problems users on this and other lists have
reported with Windows 10. Some users have reported updating their
Windows 7 computers successfully to Windows 10 usig the Media
Creation Tool or Update Assistant, while others have reported
problems withthe upgrade, including complete loss of sound after
Windows 10 was installed, requiring tech-savvy sighted help to
resolve. The latest buzz is over the newest version of the Chromium
Edge browser for Windows 10, which is apparently beset by all kinds
of bugs and accessibility problems, judging from the heavy traffic on
the various blindness-related tech email lists.


Gerald



On 1/17/2020 10:25 PM, Penny Golden wrote:
Well, I just re-joined the list after a hiatus. I'm sure Win7 and
win10 have been going around and around.

I spoke to someone whom I trust. He is still using his xp and likes
it very much.

I explained that I thought that I had to go to win10.

His reply, in short, was this:

If you keep your paied virus up, and you like what win7 is doing,
and you don't have to change for work or some other reason, there is
no need to change.

Well, that is fine.

I understand that the virus programs are not tremendously accessible.

My computer gent, i think, believes that I should do well with
Microsoft Security Essentials.

I may be wrong about this that he thinks is okay.

He's coming at 1 pm Saturday, should weather allow. Thank you. I do
not use jaws, but win eyes; and I'm hoping to put on NVDA and learn
that. I am also thinking about a laptop and have begun the process
with computers for the blind.

Thanks for any help. try not to be too technical; i'm a user, not a
technical expert.

Penny

pengold2@...















Re: windows 7 in general.

Ibrahim Gucukoglu <igucukoglu@...>
 

Hi Veronica
Firstly, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to everyone :-) I am a newcomer to the list although I have been on this list previously I think but sometime ago so hello again everyone :-)
Veronica, Windows 7 is now no longer being protected by Microsoft security updates and patches. This will leave it open to critical security flaws which hackers may exploit. My strong recommendation is that you upgrade your laptop to Windows 10 at the earliest possible opportunity, using the Windows 10 media creation tool. You can still upgrade your Windows laptop for free as Microsoft have kept this option open long past its intended expiry so please take advantage of this while you still can. Word 2013 should work on Windows 10 however you can purchase an office 365 subscription which will cover all your computers and mobile devices and which will give you office Versions going forward, including updates and feature improvements. Office 365 personal edition can be had from as little as $60 on market places such as Amazon and can be digitally downloaded and installed without the need to enter any cereal or license key information. It is also available in retail packs. Very best of luck to you.

On 22 Jan 2020, at 22:11, Veronica Kirk <veronicaa.kirk@...> wrote:

Even though I have a windows 10 computer, I am still using my windows 7 laptop. Last night I used Microsoft Essentials to scan the computer for viruses, and it worked fine. All of my main programs are on the windows 7 such as Microsoft Word 2013, which I do not have on the windows 10.

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Penny Golden
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 in general.

Thank you all for comments. I'm doing just as you say. I use Thunderbird. and i just put chrome on there. I use firefox, rarely I e.

But I never purchase anything using the computer; i have done so with my Echo; or my sis does it for me using my info.

I hope it will be all right. I just purchased a 500 gig solid state drive; and a 4 tb drive for the inside of the computer.

My current 1 terabyte drive is dated November of 2011.

Why, this dear old machine is older than I thought.

By the way, I just did get in touch with computers for the blind, and the laptop price was 185 dollars.

They cannot guarantee their batteries. of course, they're used machines. They come with win 10 and that demo of Jaws. Window Eyes also has one of those demos, or used to. I'm so stubborn that I cannot learn Jaws and love my dear old win eyes, which my sighted techie calls

Windows Eyes.

Thanks again.

So far I'm on the right track. It's when I run into trouble, I'll be back here begging you experts for your further help.

All the very best,

Penny

pengold2@...

The old lady schoolmarm from Eastern Nebraska.







On 1/18/2020 6:12 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:

Your techie is giving you sound advice. Microsoft Security Essentials
will continue to work in Windows 7 for the foreseeable future.
Database definitions continue to be updated daily, just as they always
have, and daily scans are still performed at the selected time. If
you want to continue using Windows 7 until you are ready to upgrade to
Windows 10,, be sure to use a modern browser like Google Chrome or
Mozilla Firefox to browse the web instead of IE, and use a
non-Microsoft email client like Thunderbird to maximize security.
Also, perform periodic scans with Malware Bytes, which still works
with Windows 7. Contrary to what scare mongerers like Kim Kommando
might claim, there are still good reasons to continue using Windows 7
because of all the problems users on this and other lists have
reported with Windows 10. Some users have reported updating their
Windows 7 computers successfully to Windows 10 usig the Media Creation
Tool or Update Assistant, while others have reported problems withthe
upgrade, including complete loss of sound after Windows 10 was
installed, requiring tech-savvy sighted help to resolve. The latest
buzz is over the newest version of the Chromium Edge browser for
Windows 10, which is apparently beset by all kinds of bugs and
accessibility problems, judging from the heavy traffic on the various
blindness-related tech email lists.


Gerald



On 1/17/2020 10:25 PM, Penny Golden wrote:
Well, I just re-joined the list after a hiatus. I'm sure Win7 and
win10 have been going around and around.

I spoke to someone whom I trust. He is still using his xp and likes
it very much.

I explained that I thought that I had to go to win10.

His reply, in short, was this:

If you keep your paied virus up, and you like what win7 is doing, and
you don't have to change for work or some other reason, there is no
need to change.

Well, that is fine.

I understand that the virus programs are not tremendously accessible.

My computer gent, i think, believes that I should do well with
Microsoft Security Essentials.

I may be wrong about this that he thinks is okay.

He's coming at 1 pm Saturday, should weather allow. Thank you. I do
not use jaws, but win eyes; and I'm hoping to put on NVDA and learn
that. I am also thinking about a laptop and have begun the process
with computers for the blind.

Thanks for any help. try not to be too technical; i'm a user, not a
technical expert.

Penny

pengold2@...















Re: windows 7 in general.

Veronica Kirk
 

Even though I have a windows 10 computer, I am still using my windows 7 laptop. Last night I used Microsoft Essentials to scan the computer for viruses, and it worked fine. All of my main programs are on the windows 7 such as Microsoft Word 2013, which I do not have on the windows 10.

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Penny Golden
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 in general.

Thank you all for comments. I'm doing just as you say. I use Thunderbird. and i just put chrome on there. I use firefox, rarely I e.

But I never purchase anything using the computer; i have done so with my Echo; or my sis does it for me using my info.

I hope it will be all right. I just purchased a 500 gig solid state drive; and a 4 tb drive for the inside of the computer.

My current 1 terabyte drive is dated November of 2011.

Why, this dear old machine is older than I thought.

By the way, I just did get in touch with computers for the blind, and the laptop price was 185 dollars.

They cannot guarantee their batteries. of course, they're used machines. They come with win 10 and that demo of Jaws. Window Eyes also has one of those demos, or used to. I'm so stubborn that I cannot learn Jaws and love my dear old win eyes, which my sighted techie calls

Windows Eyes.

Thanks again.

So far I'm on the right track. It's when I run into trouble, I'll be back here begging you experts for your further help.

All the very best,

Penny

pengold2@...

The old lady schoolmarm from Eastern Nebraska.







On 1/18/2020 6:12 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:

Your techie is giving you sound advice. Microsoft Security Essentials
will continue to work in Windows 7 for the foreseeable future.
Database definitions continue to be updated daily, just as they always
have, and daily scans are still performed at the selected time. If
you want to continue using Windows 7 until you are ready to upgrade to
Windows 10,, be sure to use a modern browser like Google Chrome or
Mozilla Firefox to browse the web instead of IE, and use a
non-Microsoft email client like Thunderbird to maximize security.
Also, perform periodic scans with Malware Bytes, which still works
with Windows 7. Contrary to what scare mongerers like Kim Kommando
might claim, there are still good reasons to continue using Windows 7
because of all the problems users on this and other lists have
reported with Windows 10. Some users have reported updating their
Windows 7 computers successfully to Windows 10 usig the Media Creation
Tool or Update Assistant, while others have reported problems withthe
upgrade, including complete loss of sound after Windows 10 was
installed, requiring tech-savvy sighted help to resolve. The latest
buzz is over the newest version of the Chromium Edge browser for
Windows 10, which is apparently beset by all kinds of bugs and
accessibility problems, judging from the heavy traffic on the various
blindness-related tech email lists.


Gerald



On 1/17/2020 10:25 PM, Penny Golden wrote:
Well, I just re-joined the list after a hiatus. I'm sure Win7 and
win10 have been going around and around.

I spoke to someone whom I trust. He is still using his xp and likes
it very much.

I explained that I thought that I had to go to win10.

His reply, in short, was this:

If you keep your paied virus up, and you like what win7 is doing, and
you don't have to change for work or some other reason, there is no
need to change.

Well, that is fine.

I understand that the virus programs are not tremendously accessible.

My computer gent, i think, believes that I should do well with
Microsoft Security Essentials.

I may be wrong about this that he thinks is okay.

He's coming at 1 pm Saturday, should weather allow. Thank you. I do
not use jaws, but win eyes; and I'm hoping to put on NVDA and learn
that. I am also thinking about a laptop and have begun the process
with computers for the blind.

Thanks for any help. try not to be too technical; i'm a user, not a
technical expert.

Penny

pengold2@...









network connection

Howard Traxler
 

Hi all,
I just bought another machine from Kevin and having trouble getting it hooked up to my network.  The first one went right on when I plugged it in; but this one isn't seeing my network.  It's a windows 10 computer with a wired lan connection.  There's probably some kind of wizzard to access in the settings?  Could someone who knows this stuff give me some pointers, please?  Thank you.

Howard


Your experiences with Humanware product repair

Steven Johnson
 

Hello everyone.  I finally got the BrailleNote Apex and it has a Kernel Load Failed error, hence, probably needing a trip to Humanware.  I understand that they charge 140 dollars an hour for service, on top of a 95 dollar benching fee.  For those of you who have needed service on your Humanware products, do you feel that they treated you fairly, or that they ran up a tab on you?  Maybe the modern incarnation of Humanware is more ethical, but I saw an old BrailleNote a few years back that needed a new battery.  I believe that Humanware quoted a sum in the range of 200 dollars for this battery.  I opened the unit because we had given it up for dead, and the battery consisted of 6 AA batteries wrapped in a plastic sheaf with 3 wires soldered on to the end of it.  We took pictures.  Anyhow, do they treat people more or less fairly, or do you feel that they try to fleece us?


This week on Eyes On Success: Build A Better Book Program

blueskies11
 

This week’s episode of eyes On Success is:

2004 Build a Better Book Program (Jan. 22, 2020)
Show Notes
The Build a Better Book project works with school and library Makerspaces to engage youth in the design and fabrication of inclusive media, including picture books, games and graphics. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Jesse Swift, a STEM teacher at Golden High School, and his students about the project and how it worked at their school.

 

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