Date   

vpn provider

David Mehler
 

Hello,

I'm looking for an accessible vpn provider. I've got my own vpn
servers but am needing to get an accessible-provider that I can hook
my orbi into.
Thanks.
Dave.


Accessible music appp for android

Akshaya Choudhary
 

Hello guys,
Can you suggest an accessible music app for android? I primarily need it for my customised playlists and offline music.
All suggestions are welcome.

Regards


Re: Using Zoom

chris judge
 

I’m kind of surprised someone hasn’t created an add-on for zoom. It is probably the most widely used conferencing platform in the world today.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: March 10, 2020 7:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using Zoom

 

Thanks.  I'm using NVDA.  I may use Zoom now and then but I don't think I'll use it regularly.  I should be fine tabbing around or using the hot keys in the program.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 4:58 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using Zoom

 

Gene,

Pressing tab or shift-tab will indeed navigate to the avrious Zoom controls.

 

I don't know what screen reader you are using but if it's JAWS you should know that JAWS 2020 contains some additional Zoom scripts from Brian Hartgen which should become active once you've opened Zoom. Pressing insert-H will bring up a list of some additional hotkeys which he has added. For around $45 you can purchase his Zoom Professional scripts which adds even more functionality. If you're a JAWS user and are planning to use Zoom on a regular basis you may find that his scripts are worth purchasing. The above link will give you more information as to what you'll receive with both the free as well as the pro versions of his scripts.

Jonathan Mosen has also written a book titled Meet Me Accessibly, which is a guide on using Zoom.

Here is a list of Zoom hotkeys. Zoom also allows you to change these default hotkeys to keys of your choosing. You can also assign a hotkey as a global keystroke, meaning that it will work even when you're not in the Zoom window. As an example, alt-A is the default hotkey to mute or unmute your microphone. You might want to make this a global keystroke, meaning that you can use this key from any other program window to perform this function.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 3/10/2020 11:05 AM, Gene wrote:

I was invited by a host and the room wasn't opened when I wanted to see what happened when I entered. 

 

Once it was opened, I saw how things work.  I didn't know the shortcut keys, but I was able to tab to everything I wanted to work with. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:30 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using Zoom

 

Hi all,

Gene, a Zoom meeting, if set up to be started by a "host" cannot be
entered unless the host has opened it.

Is this a private meeting or a public one?  Is there somebody in the
group who can contact the host to see if you can get together to test
before the meeting?

Ann P.


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: Some Thunderbird questions

Steve Matzura
 

Oh, about attachments, someone else answered that one, but I'll just repeat briefly, attachments are found on the Message menu (Alt+M), Attachments (H). You can use the Up/Down Arrow keys to scroll through however many attachments a message may have, and when you press the Right Arrow key, you'll open a menu of possible actions. Beneath the final attachment is another menu that's essentially the same menu you get for each attachment, but the actions in this menu act on all of them simultaneously.


When you save an attachment or group thereof, Thunderbird remembers that location.


HTH

On 3/9/2020 5:49 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello,


Since I have recently switched over to using Thunderbird as my Email
program, I still have a question or two.


This should be easy, but for some reason, how to save someone's Email
Address in a Address Book is perplexing me.  Could someone tell me how
to save someone's Email Address?


And the second question-

I've done it once, but can not remember how I did it, but how do you
save File Attachments to a folder of my choice.  And can this folder be
made as a Default location for such files?


Again, I would think both of these questions are drop dead obvious as
how to do them, but I am just not figuring it out.


Any Help is Welcome.


Grumpy Dave


Re: Some Thunderbird questions

Steve Matzura
 

Thunderbird's default behavior is to add any address you use when sending any email message. If you look in your addressbook now, you'll probably find several entries already there. You may want to edit them and give them real first and last names which you can then use when writing a new message.


To manually add an item to the addressbook, first open it with CTRL/Shift/B, then press CTRL/N and follow the dialog prompts.

On 3/9/2020 5:49 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello,


Since I have recently switched over to using Thunderbird as my Email
program, I still have a question or two.


This should be easy, but for some reason, how to save someone's Email
Address in a Address Book is perplexing me.  Could someone tell me how
to save someone's Email Address?


And the second question-

I've done it once, but can not remember how I did it, but how do you
save File Attachments to a folder of my choice.  And can this folder be
made as a Default location for such files?


Again, I would think both of these questions are drop dead obvious as
how to do them, but I am just not figuring it out.


Any Help is Welcome.


Grumpy Dave





Re: Concerning Notepad

Steve Matzura
 

You can remove files from that list by tapping the Applications key to open a context menu with three items--Open, Properties, and Remove from list. Select this latter menu item and pres ENTER to remove the selected file from the list. Note that this does not delete the file, only its name is removed from the lit.


HTH


On 3/10/2020 5:53 PM, Veronica Kirk wrote:

On my windows 7 computer, using Jaws, after the search edit box is a list of programs one of which is Notepad submenu.  When I right arrow after submenu, there is a list of files from a tutorial I had downloaded.  How would I go about deleting these files from Notepad?  Your suggestions would be very much appreciated.

 

Veronica



Re: Using Zoom

Steve Matzura
 

He changed the name? It used to be called "Meet Me in the Cloud." I like that name better.


On 3/10/2020 5:58 PM, David Goldfield wrote:

Gene,

Pressing tab or shift-tab will indeed navigate to the avrious Zoom controls.


I don't know what screen reader you are using but if it's JAWS you should know that JAWS 2020 contains some additional Zoom scripts from Brian Hartgen which should become active once you've opened Zoom. Pressing insert-H will bring up a list of some additional hotkeys which he has added. For around $45 you can purchase his Zoom Professional scripts which adds even more functionality. If you're a JAWS user and are planning to use Zoom on a regular basis you may find that his scripts are worth purchasing. The above link will give you more information as to what you'll receive with both the free as well as the pro versions of his scripts.

Jonathan Mosen has also written a book titled Meet Me Accessibly, which is a guide on using Zoom.

Here is a list of Zoom hotkeys. Zoom also allows you to change these default hotkeys to keys of your choosing. You can also assign a hotkey as a global keystroke, meaning that it will work even when you're not in the Zoom window. As an example, alt-A is the default hotkey to mute or unmute your microphone. You might want to make this a global keystroke, meaning that you can use this key from any other program window to perform this function.

David Goldfield,


Re: Using Zoom

Steve Matzura
 

I forgot to say that once Zoom is set up to your liking, you can use a conference link sent in an email mesage to instantly join a conference. If you want to test how this works, feel free to use our Attitude Test conference link, https://zoom.us/j/7636264363 Of course no one's there now, but at least you can observe how Zoom behaves. If you try this now, you'll get a message that tells you you're waiting for the host to start the meeting, and I'm sorry to say that you'll be waiting a long long time until Sunday at 18 hours UTC (fre plug free plug free plug!), but you'll get to see how Zoom behaves.


Re: Using Zoom

Steve Matzura
 

Zoom is very WYSIWYG. All you need at any time is exactly what's in front of you. There are no menus in zoom anywhere.


The most important and useful thing you have to do with Zoom before joining a meeting is to choose your audio interface. Tab to the "Settings" button and tap the spacebar. You may then need to tab to find the list of settings, but when you do, Down Arrow to Audio and tap the spacebar to make sure it's selected. Tab through the dialog and make any changes you need to make. There are drop-downs for choosing microphone and listen devices, there's a checkbox to play ringtones (which I've never used) on a separate device other than the one used for listening to a conference, etc. When you're done making changes, press ESCAPE, the dialog closes and the changes are saved.


Now, tab to and activate the Join button. You'll be prompted for a conference ID. Type the number for the conference you want to join and press ENTER.


Finally, you'll be asked to set your name. A value is displayed. If you don't like what' shown, replace it with whatever you want it to be. Press ENTER to set this value, close the dialog and join the meeting. Note that if you changed your displayed name, it is not saved.


If you ever want to join this conference again, you can choose it in the join dialog by pressing Down Arrow to scroll through the list of previously joined conferences.


If the conference you are joining uses the raised-hand technique to indicate you have a question or want to say something, that keystroke is Alt+Y. I think it's a toggle--press once to raise your hand, again to lower it. The conference host is notified that your hand is raised, and usually that person will lower your hand to let you know you've been recognized.


Another useful shortcut key is the audio mute/unmute key, Alt+A. Like the rest of Zoom, it says what it does when it's pressed.


To open the participants list, press Alt+U (users).


To open the text chat window, press Alt+H. You can send a text message to everyone, or choose a specific participant from the drop-down list. The default is everyone.


If you're a JAWS user, Brian Hartgen has a free script that does a few bells-and-whistles-type things that might be of interest, but they're not necessary for Zoom to function accesibly.


Hope this helps.

On 3/9/2020 5:08 PM, Gene wrote:
I didn't know what system Accessible World uses now since Talking Communities disappeared.  I see its Zoom.  I installed it but I really don't want to spend half an hour or an hour looking through documentation and hoping things work tonight without the ability to test things first.  All I see when I run the Windows program are some buttons I can tab through, such as join meeting, sign in, and the version number.  There are no menus accessible with alt.  there is nothing on the screen I can see with screen review techniques.  Do I have to be connected to a meeting before the interface becomes available?
Gene


This week on Eyes On Success: Buying a Rental Property

blueskies11
 

This week’s episode of Eyes On Success is:

2011 Encore of 1744 Buying a Rental Property (Mar. 11, 2020)
Show Notes
Have you ever wanted to purchase a house either to live in or as an investment? Are you thinking that as a blind person that might be a questionable thing to do? Well think again! Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ana Garza, who has been blind since childhood, about her experiences buying a rental property and how she is making it work for her.

 

The audio, show notes, and much more can be found at:

www.eyesOnSuccess.net

 

Subscribe to the podcast wherever you get your podcast if you don’t want to miss an episode.  Alternately you can listen on your Amazon or google smart home device by simply saying “play eyes On Success podcast”.

 

Enjoy!

 

Check out Eyes On Success (formerly ViewPoints)

A weekly, half hour audio program for people living with vision loss.

Find out more about the show and get links to past episodes at:

       www.EyesOnSuccess.net

Find the podcast on iTunes or use the URL:

       www.EyesOnSuccess.net/eos_podcast

Find us on social media at:

       www.facebook.com/EyesOnSuccess

       www.twitter.com/@_EyesOnSuccess

       www.audioboom.com/EyesOnSuccess

Subscribe to the announcements-only list by sending an e-mail to:

       EyesOnSuccess+Subscribe@...

Subscribe to the listener discussion group by sending an e-mail to:

       EOS_discuss+Subscribe@...

Send suggestions or comments to:

      hosts@...

 

 

 

 


Re: Some Thunderbird questions

George McCoy
 

Open the email with the attached file(s)

press alt plus m to open the messages menu.

Press h to open the attachments submenu.  You may have to press enter after the letter H.  I haven't done it for a while so don't remember.

Arrow down to the save all attachments option and press enter.

You can browse for the folder where you want to save the files.

The folder setting stays put until you change it.


George

On 3/9/2020 4:49 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello,


Since I have recently switched over to using Thunderbird as my Email
program, I still have a question or two.


This should be easy, but for some reason, how to save someone's Email
Address in a Address Book is perplexing me.  Could someone tell me how
to save someone's Email Address?


And the second question-

I've done it once, but can not remember how I did it, but how do you
save File Attachments to a folder of my choice.  And can this folder be
made as a Default location for such files?


Again, I would think both of these questions are drop dead obvious as
how to do them, but I am just not figuring it out.


Any Help is Welcome.


Grumpy Dave





Re: I'm being overrun by spam

Troy Burnham
 

I'm not being spammed by businesses, it's the really bad stuff such as call so and so for a good time. I don't think that's been an actual subject line although with as much as I'm getting it might be because I've just been selecting and deleting what I get, but that gives an idea.

I would just ignore the folder, but occasionally a legitimate e-mail does land there and I have to go fish it out.

Troy

On 3/10/2020 9:43 PM, TerriLynne Pomeroy wrote:
Blocking does seem to work well with legitimate businesses such as Famous Footware. However, some people sending junk e-mail seem to be able to block your block, or they can also send from different email addresses so that the block is bypassed.

TerriLynne
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I'm being overrun by spam

Another option may be to block them.
It is possible that your are getting multiple messages from the same sender.
At least they are going to your spam folder.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of TerriLynne Pomeroy
Sent: March-10-20 8:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I'm being overrun by spam

You can unsubscribe from most of that stuff, although I have found that as a blind person, the unsubscribe link can be impossible to find.

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] I'm being overrun by spam

Hi all,

I'm running windows 10 version 1809 and thunderbird version 64.4.2 with both a road runner e-mail account and a gmail account set up in thunderbird. Over the past couple of weeks I've been receiving a ton of spam and I'm not sure where it's coming from because I never used to get any at all. It's all going to my spam folder in thunderbird but is there anything I can do to stop it? Btw I can't tell if it's mostly coming from road runner or gmail, but I receive very little actual e-mail from road runner anymore so if I had to guess I'd say it's coming from gmail.
I haven't made any changes that I can think of either, and I've deleted cookies and other such things as that.

Thanks.

Troy













Re: I'm being overrun by spam

TerriLynne Pomeroy <tl1@...>
 

Blocking does seem to work well with legitimate businesses such as Famous Footware. However, some people sending junk e-mail seem to be able to block your block, or they can also send from different email addresses so that the block is bypassed.

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I'm being overrun by spam

Another option may be to block them.
It is possible that your are getting multiple messages from the same sender.
At least they are going to your spam folder.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of TerriLynne Pomeroy
Sent: March-10-20 8:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I'm being overrun by spam

You can unsubscribe from most of that stuff, although I have found that as a blind person, the unsubscribe link can be impossible to find.

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] I'm being overrun by spam

Hi all,

I'm running windows 10 version 1809 and thunderbird version 64.4.2 with both a road runner e-mail account and a gmail account set up in thunderbird. Over the past couple of weeks I've been receiving a ton of spam and I'm not sure where it's coming from because I never used to get any at all. It's all going to my spam folder in thunderbird but is there anything I can do to stop it? Btw I can't tell if it's mostly coming from road runner or gmail, but I receive very little actual e-mail from road runner anymore so if I had to guess I'd say it's coming from gmail.
I haven't made any changes that I can think of either, and I've deleted cookies and other such things as that.

Thanks.

Troy


Re: I'm being overrun by spam

Monte Single
 

Another option may be to block them.
It is possible that your are getting multiple messages from the same sender.
At least they are going to your spam folder.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of TerriLynne Pomeroy
Sent: March-10-20 8:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I'm being overrun by spam

You can unsubscribe from most of that stuff, although I have found that as a blind person, the unsubscribe link can be impossible to find.

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] I'm being overrun by spam

Hi all,

I'm running windows 10 version 1809 and thunderbird version 64.4.2 with both a road runner e-mail account and a gmail account set up in thunderbird. Over the past couple of weeks I've been receiving a ton of spam and I'm not sure where it's coming from because I never used to get any at all. It's all going to my spam folder in thunderbird but is there anything I can do to stop it? Btw I can't tell if it's mostly coming from road runner or gmail, but I receive very little actual e-mail from road runner anymore so if I had to guess I'd say it's coming from gmail.
I haven't made any changes that I can think of either, and I've deleted cookies and other such things as that.

Thanks.

Troy


Re: I'm being overrun by spam

TerriLynne Pomeroy <tl1@...>
 

You can unsubscribe from most of that stuff, although I have found that as a blind person, the unsubscribe link can be impossible to find.

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] I'm being overrun by spam

Hi all,

I'm running windows 10 version 1809 and thunderbird version 64.4.2 with both a road runner e-mail account and a gmail account set up in thunderbird. Over the past couple of weeks I've been receiving a ton of spam and I'm not sure where it's coming from because I never used to get any at all. It's all going to my spam folder in thunderbird but is there anything I can do to stop it? Btw I can't tell if it's mostly coming from road runner or gmail, but I receive very little actual e-mail from road runner anymore so if I had to guess I'd say it's coming from gmail.
I haven't made any changes that I can think of either, and I've deleted cookies and other such things as that.

Thanks.

Troy


I'm being overrun by spam

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

I'm running windows 10 version 1809 and thunderbird version 64.4.2 with both a road runner e-mail account and a gmail account set up in thunderbird. Over the past couple of weeks I've been receiving a ton of spam and I'm not sure where it's coming from because I never used to get any at all. It's all going to my spam folder in thunderbird but is there anything I can do to stop it? Btw I can't tell if it's mostly coming from road runner or gmail, but I receive very little actual e-mail from road runner anymore so if I had to guess I'd say it's coming from gmail. I haven't made any changes that I can think of either, and I've deleted cookies and other such things as that.

Thanks.

Troy


Re: Using Zoom

Abbie Taylor
 

Thanks, Chris and Dave, for the wealth of information. You guys are lifesavers.
--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: spell checker

Gene
 

It appears that JAWS may be able to run in safe mode, under the right conditions.  I haven't looked into this to any extent, but this forum discussion indicates that it can. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] spell checker

NVDA can as well.  I don't know if JAWS can.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] spell checker

Oh, in the blog entry that I referenced in a previous message I mention that Window-Eyes was the only screen reader that I knew of which could launch in safe mode. I think that Narrator now does this but I don't believe that it did when I wrote that blog post or else I may not have been aware that Narrator had the feature.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 3/10/2020 6:53 PM, David Goldfield wrote:

While Window-Eyes was not my primary screen reader of choice it was a very nice, full-featured screen reader. As Dave correctly said it offered some unique features which are not found in JAWS.

With Windows 10 and Web browsers changing so quickly Window-Eyes is not as useful as it once was and so I don't really recommend it for users of Windows 10.

For those who are interested I wrote a tribute to Window-Eyes after it had been discontinued.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 3/9/2020 8:18 PM, Dave wrote:
Win eyes was very good.  And some very useful features that are not in
Jaws.


Version 9 was Buggy though, so it could be irritating at times.


Now that I have been using Jaws for a while, I still miss some of those
Window eyes features.


but, Window eyes, Rest in Peace.


Grumpy Dave







Re: spell checker

Gene
 

NVDA can as well.  I don't know if JAWS can.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] spell checker

Oh, in the blog entry that I referenced in a previous message I mention that Window-Eyes was the only screen reader that I knew of which could launch in safe mode. I think that Narrator now does this but I don't believe that it did when I wrote that blog post or else I may not have been aware that Narrator had the feature.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 3/10/2020 6:53 PM, David Goldfield wrote:

While Window-Eyes was not my primary screen reader of choice it was a very nice, full-featured screen reader. As Dave correctly said it offered some unique features which are not found in JAWS.

With Windows 10 and Web browsers changing so quickly Window-Eyes is not as useful as it once was and so I don't really recommend it for users of Windows 10.

For those who are interested I wrote a tribute to Window-Eyes after it had been discontinued.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 3/9/2020 8:18 PM, Dave wrote:
Win eyes was very good.  And some very useful features that are not in
Jaws.


Version 9 was Buggy though, so it could be irritating at times.


Now that I have been using Jaws for a while, I still miss some of those
Window eyes features.


but, Window eyes, Rest in Peace.


Grumpy Dave







Re: spell checker

Gene
 

While Window-eyes may have had features that JAWS didn't, JAWS has features Window-eyes didn't.  there is no one best or better screen-reader.  They have differences and some are better for some uses and other screen-readers are better for others.  And for a lot of purposes, good screen-readers are similar.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:53 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] spell checker

While Window-Eyes was not my primary screen reader of choice it was a very nice, full-featured screen reader. As Dave correctly said it offered some unique features which are not found in JAWS.

With Windows 10 and Web browsers changing so quickly Window-Eyes is not as useful as it once was and so I don't really recommend it for users of Windows 10.

For those who are interested I wrote a tribute to Window-Eyes after it had been discontinued.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 3/9/2020 8:18 PM, Dave wrote:
Win eyes was very good.  And some very useful features that are not in
Jaws.


Version 9 was Buggy though, so it could be irritating at times.


Now that I have been using Jaws for a while, I still miss some of those
Window eyes features.


but, Window eyes, Rest in Peace.


Grumpy Dave






10881 - 10900 of 98232