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Re: Strange Kindle book problem

Fanus
 

Hello Dave
You might be correct that the table of contents is saved in a separate file because no matter which chapter I select the result is the same. My problem is that calls to the US cost much more than the 3.4 dollar which I paid for the book, so I assume it is just one of those 1st May bad lucik matters.
Regards
Fanus

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 10:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Strange Kindle book problem

Hello Fanus,


I bought a lot of Kindle books, but have never had the problem you
mentioned.


I don't know how these books are created. Like if there is a file just
for the Table of Contents, and then the Main Text of the Book is in
other files.


When you are in the Contents, does the Text of the Book come up as Trash
no matter which Chapter is chosen?


Perhaps the main Text file is corrupted?


I think you may need to call the Amazon Help desk for this one.


Here is the number I have. I have not needed to call for a while, so
this number may have been updated. It is the only one I have, so I
share it here.


Amazon handicapper Line 888-283-1678

Grumpy Dave


Re: zoom and screen readers

Kimsan
 

I guess the only solution to that is to enter the meeting before it begins to make the preferred configurations..

Best regards,

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@icloud.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 9:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers

You don't have access to the interface until you are in a meeting. if turning on screen sharing as described in the article I sent allows others to hear your screen-reader, turn it on last after you become familiar with the interface.

Its really bad design and stupid not to have a way that people can see and work with the interface before being in a meeting.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 11:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers

Thanks Gene,
I'm thinking then one must make all these changes while in the meeting then.

I thought you could do all that before entering the meeting.
Best regards,

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@icloud.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 8:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers

If you do a Google search for the feature you want to know about, hyou will likely find good discussions and explanations. This is the first result I found when I did a Google search for screen share zoom.
https://it.umn.edu/services-technologies/how-tos/zoom-share-computer-sound-during-screen

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 10:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers

Tab around and see what you find. Try pressing the space bar on the full screen button if you don't find what you want. You will see a small number of more options if you are in full screen mode. Evidently what is being discussed is the share screen option. It is visible without being in full screen and it is a button. Use the space bar on buttons.

I don't know what it does. From its name, it sounds as though it allows you to share your screen with others. Maybe it shares more.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 10:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers



Still trying to learn my way around but where is the share option.

Do I just tab around until I hear share?





Best regards,



Kimsan Song



kimsansong@icloud.com







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sugar Lopez
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers





Hi

For me, I have it set up where the only one that can hear my jaws is me.

It’s under the option of share.

sugar





"Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."

-Philippians 4:11

🙏

I appreciate your friendship/support at:

https://www.gofundme.com/sugars-transplant-journey

-Sugar 😘











From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 2:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers





If I am working with someone on zoom and they have a screen reader, will I be able to hear it?

I’m assuming, if they are not wearing headphones, I can right? I wonder how clear it would be when trying to hear it.





If you enjoy listening to HipHop and R&B, I invite you to follow me on sound cloud at https://soundcloud.com/user-756551454


Re: zoom and screen readers

Gene
 

You don't have access to the interface until you are in a meeting. if turning on screen sharing as described in the article I sent allows others to hear your screen-reader, turn it on last after you become familiar with the interface.

Its really bad design and stupid not to have a way that people can see and work with the interface before being in a meeting.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 11:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers

Thanks Gene,
I'm thinking then one must make all these changes while in the meeting then.

I thought you could do all that before entering the meeting.
Best regards,

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@icloud.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 8:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers

If you do a Google search for the feature you want to know about, hyou will likely find good discussions and explanations. This is the first result I found when I did a Google search for screen share zoom.
https://it.umn.edu/services-technologies/how-tos/zoom-share-computer-sound-during-screen

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 10:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers

Tab around and see what you find. Try pressing the space bar on the full screen button if you don't find what you want. You will see a small number of more options if you are in full screen mode. Evidently what is being discussed is the share screen option. It is visible without being in full screen and it is a button. Use the space bar on buttons.

I don't know what it does. From its name, it sounds as though it allows you to share your screen with others. Maybe it shares more.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 10:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers



Still trying to learn my way around but where is the share option.

Do I just tab around until I hear share?





Best regards,



Kimsan Song



kimsansong@icloud.com







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sugar
Lopez
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers





Hi

For me, I have it set up where the only one that can hear my jaws is me.

It’s under the option of share.

sugar





"Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever
state I am, therewith to be content."

-Philippians 4:11

🙏

I appreciate your friendship/support at:

https://www.gofundme.com/sugars-transplant-journey

-Sugar 😘











From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimsan
via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 2:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers





If I am working with someone on zoom and they have a screen reader, will I
be able to hear it?

I’m assuming, if they are not wearing headphones, I can right? I wonder how
clear it would be when trying to hear it.





If you enjoy listening to HipHop and R&B, I invite you to follow me on sound
cloud at https://soundcloud.com/user-756551454


Re: zoom and screen readers

Kimsan
 

Thanks Gene,
I'm thinking then one must make all these changes while in the meeting then.

I thought you could do all that before entering the meeting.
Best regards,

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@icloud.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 8:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers

If you do a Google search for the feature you want to know about, hyou will likely find good discussions and explanations. This is the first result I found when I did a Google search for screen share zoom.
https://it.umn.edu/services-technologies/how-tos/zoom-share-computer-sound-during-screen

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 10:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers

Tab around and see what you find. Try pressing the space bar on the full screen button if you don't find what you want. You will see a small number of more options if you are in full screen mode. Evidently what is being discussed is the share screen option. It is visible without being in full screen and it is a button. Use the space bar on buttons.

I don't know what it does. From its name, it sounds as though it allows you to share your screen with others. Maybe it shares more.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 10:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers



Still trying to learn my way around but where is the share option.

Do I just tab around until I hear share?





Best regards,



Kimsan Song



kimsansong@icloud.com







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sugar
Lopez
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers





Hi

For me, I have it set up where the only one that can hear my jaws is me.

It’s under the option of share.

sugar





"Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever
state I am, therewith to be content."

-Philippians 4:11

🙏

I appreciate your friendship/support at:

https://www.gofundme.com/sugars-transplant-journey

-Sugar 😘











From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimsan
via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 2:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers





If I am working with someone on zoom and they have a screen reader, will I
be able to hear it?

I’m assuming, if they are not wearing headphones, I can right? I wonder how
clear it would be when trying to hear it.





If you enjoy listening to HipHop and R&B, I invite you to follow me on sound
cloud at https://soundcloud.com/user-756551454


Re: zoom and screen readers

Gene
 

If you do a Google search for the feature you want to know about, hyou will likely find good discussions and explanations. This is the first result I found when I did a Google search for screen share zoom.
https://it.umn.edu/services-technologies/how-tos/zoom-share-computer-sound-during-screen

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 10:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers

Tab around and see what you find. Try pressing the space bar on the full
screen button if you don't find what you want. You will see a small number
of more options if you are in full screen mode. Evidently what is being
discussed is the share screen option. It is visible without being in full
screen and it is a button. Use the space bar on buttons.

I don't know what it does. From its name, it sounds as though it allows you
to share your screen with others. Maybe it shares more.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 10:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers



Still trying to learn my way around but where is the share option.

Do I just tab around until I hear share?





Best regards,



Kimsan Song



kimsansong@icloud.com







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sugar
Lopez
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers





Hi

For me, I have it set up where the only one that can hear my jaws is me.

It’s under the option of share.

sugar





"Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever
state I am, therewith to be content."

-Philippians 4:11

🙏

I appreciate your friendship/support at:

https://www.gofundme.com/sugars-transplant-journey

-Sugar 😘











From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimsan
via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 2:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers





If I am working with someone on zoom and they have a screen reader, will I
be able to hear it?

I’m assuming, if they are not wearing headphones, I can right? I wonder how
clear it would be when trying to hear it.





If you enjoy listening to HipHop and R&B, I invite you to follow me on sound
cloud at https://soundcloud.com/user-756551454


Re: zoom and screen readers

Gene
 

Tab around and see what you find. Try pressing the space bar on the full screen button if you don't find what you want. You will see a small number of more options if you are in full screen mode. Evidently what is being discussed is the share screen option. It is visible without being in full screen and it is a button. Use the space bar on buttons.

I don't know what it does. From its name, it sounds as though it allows you to share your screen with others. Maybe it shares more.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 10:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers



Still trying to learn my way around but where is the share option.

Do I just tab around until I hear share?





Best regards,



Kimsan Song



kimsansong@icloud.com







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sugar Lopez
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers





Hi

For me, I have it set up where the only one that can hear my jaws is me.

It’s under the option of share.

sugar





"Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."

-Philippians 4:11

🙏

I appreciate your friendship/support at:

https://www.gofundme.com/sugars-transplant-journey

-Sugar 😘











From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 2:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers





If I am working with someone on zoom and they have a screen reader, will I be able to hear it?

I’m assuming, if they are not wearing headphones, I can right? I wonder how clear it would be when trying to hear it.





If you enjoy listening to HipHop and R&B, I invite you to follow me on sound cloud at https://soundcloud.com/user-756551454


Re: zoom and screen readers

Kimsan
 

Still trying to learn my way around but where is the share option.

Do I just tab around until I hear share?

 

Best regards,

 

Kimsan Song

 

kimsansong@...

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sugar Lopez
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers

 

Hi

For me, I have it set up where the only one that can hear my jaws is me.

It’s under the option of share.

sugar

 

"Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."

-Philippians 4:11

🙏

I appreciate your friendship/support at:

https://www.gofundme.com/sugars-transplant-journey

-Sugar 😘

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 2:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers

 

If I am working with someone on zoom and they have a screen reader, will I be able to hear it?

I’m assuming, if they are not wearing headphones, I can right? I wonder how clear it would be when trying to hear it.

 

 

If you enjoy listening to HipHop and R&B, I invite you to follow me on sound cloud at https://soundcloud.com/user-756551454

 


Re: Most accessible PDF reader?

Sam Taylor <sjt1982@...>
 

Adobe Reader is generally my second choice, and I have it installed, but I will first try the document in QRead. It's quick, snappy, and no fuss. It's a paid product, and worth the investment, as it handles a variety of file formats. It does not offer OCR.

https://getaccessibleapps.com/qread/


On 2/05/2020 7:08 am, Sharon Hooley wrote:
Hi,

What is the most accessible PDF reader for Windows these days?  Is it still some form of Adobe Acrobat?

Thanks,


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Re: recommendation needed

Mike B.
 


Hi Melissa,
 
Take a look at this stand.
 
From: Richard Turner
 
Try this link to order the stand.
 
You'll need to write Mr. Wardega about the book reading aid; if you are interested but it will not help hold down the corners of a single page. Nothing
does that as far as I know.
 
 
 
VDS
 
Instructions Page 1  april 5.pdf
 
Instructions Page 1 - Scanning Stand for the Blind and Visually Impaired
 
The stand is designed specifically for the blind and visually impaired. It facilitates
 
reading documents and books aloud using smartphones or similar devices and a text-to-speech app like KNFB Reader. The stand is delivered folded and page
 
2 of
 
contains unfolding instructions that should be read before the first use.
 
To use the stand place the device on the top shelf of the stand with the camera
 
facing down through the half-circle cutout at the center of the ledge of the top
 
shelf. Then, slide the document between support wires below and use the app to
 
read text.
 
Support wires are constructed of a square profile wire and click into place in 90
 
degrees intervals. Support wire profile is designed to slide in-out in folded position
 
and to stay in place in unfolded position to hold the weight of the mobile device
 
when wires are extended.
 
Support wires may be extended from the stand by up to 3 inches for reading
 
documents larger than US letter or international A4 size (default when wires are
 
not extended).
 
Support wires should be extended only in folded position. Symmetrically placed
 
circular cutouts in the stand's wire channels allow to extend both the left and the
 
right support wire equally.  
 
,  
 
PICTURE 1: ILLUSTRATION OF THE STAND
 
IN USE. SMARTPHONE IS PLACED ON THE
 
TOP SHELF AND SUPPORT WIRES ARE
 
EXTENDED FOR READING DOCUMENTS
 
LARGER THAN US LETTER SIZE.  

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

----- Original Message -----
From: Melissa
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 1:14 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] recommendation needed

Hi list. I need a good stand to use so that I can read books using my
iPhone using my OCR apps. Does anyone have a ny suggestions? Thanks.
Melissa



Re: smart television

Vicky Vaughan
 

I hate to admit this, but what is your converter box doing?  That is, what is it starting with and what does it convert that to?

 

Sorry for the really bad English, but I couldn’t think of how else to ask that.

 

Vicky Vaughan

Sincerely interested, ,

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 8:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] smart television

 

Hi Heather,

 

Many thanks for the link to the converter. I had all but given up on making this happen with my Fire stick. I can’t wait to get one of these bad boys and try it out.

 

Best,

Norma

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] smart television

 

Hello, I got my converter  box off amazon. I also got 3.5 head phone jack to connect my speakers to the converter box. Here is the link if you are looking for the same thing:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DFDQ6HG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1

So with the fire stick, plugg in the fire stick to the ac adaptor and than plugg it in to the converter box. So the 3.5 conector is for the set of speakers that go to the converter box. I thought 3.5 was better than relying on Bluetooth that  can lose connection and you are left with out audio till someone resets up the Bluetooth off the fire stick; a sighted assistant and than you have to have a visual screen to work that out. my speakers are usb powered  with a 3.5 connection. I plug my speakers in a usb hub to power them and use the 3.5 connector to connect to the converter box. So it works out great. Amazon accessibility cant seem to rap their brains over this one; they still cant believe a blind person can operate a firestick without a screen woe!  Now if only they had a remote control with usb powered speakers. Some times the audio gets louder depending on the app like you tube or amazon prime or netflix. So it would have been nice to control the audio with a remote control for the speakers. But, if you do have a smart tv, the fire stick 4.k remote is supposed to work on the tv to control the volume level. But, not worth the money it would cost like over100 dollars vurses the 50 dollars I spent on my set up. I bought my firestick when it was on sale for 15 dollars and the converter box was 22 dollars and the 3.5 connecter was 5 dollars; less than 50 dollars woe!  But if you want something more like the fire tv q, that has room for backing things up, you can use the same set up to do the same thing! Cheers Heather

 

From: Dragos Grecianu
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] smart television

 

    Hey.

Where did you get that converter box thing?

I want a fire stick, but I want to make mine audio only and portable if possible.

How small and how expensive is that device?

It sounds really cool.

Thanks and best regards.

La 4/13/2020 7:08 PM, heather albright a scris:

I use the firestick but, I do not have connected to a tv, I use a converter box and a set of speakers. I was reading about apple tv, seems they are at war with some tv content, I would check to make sure it meets your needs! Cheers Heather

 

From: Fanus
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 10:42 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] smart television

 

Hello list

From a blind person's perspective this may seem like a stupid question.

During this lock down I stream many of the metropolitan opera house operas.

It is quite a pain with my fairly old tv and laptop to stream and now I

examine all kinds of products because my wife is sighted and she enjoys the

shows and we did not realize there are so many things from youtube that one

can stream. I looked at specs for the Amazon fire 4K stick and cube, the

Google Chromecast ultra and the Apple tv but all of them have things that I

like and things that I would want in the device. I have read the Take

Control of Apple TV book and the writer asks what I want to ask year: is it

worth while to buy an apple tv if one can buy a smart television with

Airplay2 and the apple tv app built-in. Here in South Africa I can get such

a tv for not very much more than an Apple tv. So, is there someone who uses

a smart television with airplay and if so, is it a workable better option

for a blind person?

Regards

Fanus

,

 

 

 

 

 


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Most accessible PDF reader?

Juan Gonzalez <jgonzalezh614@...>
 

From my experience yes Adobe reader DX is still pretty accessible but the accessibility of the PDF really depends on the person who creates it. You can also use programs like open book seeing AI on your phone and others to make that PDF accessible.

On May 1, 2020, at 4:08 PM, Sharon Hooley <shooley42@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

What is the most accessible PDF reader for Windows these days? Is it still some form of Adobe Acrobat?

Thanks,


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


Re: zoom and screen readers

Sugar Lopez
 

Hi

For me, I have it set up where the only one that can hear my jaws is me.

It’s under the option of share.

sugar

 

"Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."

-Philippians 4:11

🙏

I appreciate your friendship/support at:

https://www.gofundme.com/sugars-transplant-journey

-Sugar 😘

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 2:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers

 

If I am working with someone on zoom and they have a screen reader, will I be able to hear it?

I’m assuming, if they are not wearing headphones, I can right? I wonder how clear it would be when trying to hear it.

 

 

If you enjoy listening to HipHop and R&B, I invite you to follow me on sound cloud at https://soundcloud.com/user-756551454

 


Re: zoom and screen readers

Gene
 

It depends on how loud they have it set and where their microphone is and how good their microphone is. I would suppose it would usually be understandable but how good it might sound is something that may vary greatly.

Also, if their sound card supports what you hear and that setting is being used by them, you would hear it well but few people would probably be using that setting and a lot of sound cards don't support it.

Gene

----- Original Message -----
-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 4:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] zoom and screen readers



If I am working with someone on zoom and they have a screen reader, will I be able to hear it?

I’m assuming, if they are not wearing headphones, I can right? I wonder how clear it would be when trying to hear it.





If you enjoy listening to HipHop and R&B, I invite you to follow me on sound cloud at https://soundcloud.com/user-756551454


zoom and screen readers

Kimsan
 

If I am working with someone on zoom and they have a screen reader, will I be able to hear it?

I’m assuming, if they are not wearing headphones, I can right? I wonder how clear it would be when trying to hear it.

 

 

If you enjoy listening to HipHop and R&B, I invite you to follow me on sound cloud at https://soundcloud.com/user-756551454

 


Most accessible PDF reader?

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

What is the most accessible PDF reader for Windows these days? Is it still some form of Adobe Acrobat?

Thanks,


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


Re: keeping my external drive from going to sleep

Gene
 

Also, with encryption malware, it isn't good practice to keep a hard drive connected to your computer that has bacup copies of files on it. Any file connected to your computer will be encrypted by encryption malware.

Until you backup things, in a completely separate way, such as on a second hard drive you only connect for backing things up or recovering files, I would suggest disconnecting the hard drive when not in use and to keep a copy of anything on it you don't want to lose, even if you have a copy already on your computer. If you have room to keep everything on both drives, then things will be backed up. But if the drive is connected, encryption will encrypt everything on your internal and external drives. If you don't have enough room, then anything you have only one copy of won't be backed up.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 3:55 PM
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] keeping my external drive from going to sleep

Then you don't have things backed up. It is essential to have at least two
copies on two different things such as on two hard drives so if you lose the
information on one, you won't or very likely won't on the other. I don't
know if running the hard drive constantly will shorten its life. But the
really important thing to consider is properly backing things up. Hard
drives are unlikely to fail for quite some time after initial use but you
never know. They can fail with no warning and even though the risk isn't
large, it is an unacceptable risk if you have material you don't want to
lose.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 3:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] keeping my external drive from going to sleep

I use it quite a bit. I'll disconnect it when I don't need it if I have
to but if that's my only option I'll just put up with the delay. I have
enough stuff stored on it now that I don't want to lose it, I've already
gone through that once with another mishap a few years ago.

Troy



On 5/1/2020 1:32 PM, Gene wrote:
There is a utility you can run that keeps the drive from going to sleep but I don't know if constantly having it running puts wear on the drive that may shorten its life. There may be discussion from others on that subject. Do you use the drive often? The best solution if you don't may be to disconnect it when you aren't using it.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 1:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] keeping my external drive from going to sleep

Hi all,

I have a 4-tb my book external drive plugged into a hub going to my
laptop. Does anybody know if there's a setting to keep the drive from
going to sleep when not in use or if that's even safe to do?

The reason I'm asking is, I understand if the external drive is asleep
and I try to access it it might take a few seconds for it to open which
is what does happen, but for some reason even when I try to open my
favorites folder it'll often take a few seconds for that to open and
that has nothing to do with the external drive. I believe this also
happens with the checkbook program I use, which btw is money talks from APH.

It may not be the external drive that causes the delay but when it
happens even when I'm not doing anything with the external drive I hear
the same spin-up noise from the external drive that I hear when I try to
open that drive. This is more of a nuissance than a problem, but if it
won't hurt anything for the external drive to not go to sleep unless the
laptop is turned off and if somebody knows how to tell me how to set
that I'd appreciate it.

Thanks.

Troy








Re: keeping my external drive from going to sleep

Gene
 

Then you don't have things backed up. It is essential to have at least two copies on two different things such as on two hard drives so if you lose the information on one, you won't or very likely won't on the other. I don't know if running the hard drive constantly will shorten its life. But the really important thing to consider is properly backing things up. Hard drives are unlikely to fail for quite some time after initial use but you never know. They can fail with no warning and even though the risk isn't large, it is an unacceptable risk if you have material you don't want to lose.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 3:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] keeping my external drive from going to sleep

I use it quite a bit. I'll disconnect it when I don't need it if I have
to but if that's my only option I'll just put up with the delay. I have
enough stuff stored on it now that I don't want to lose it, I've already
gone through that once with another mishap a few years ago.

Troy



On 5/1/2020 1:32 PM, Gene wrote:
There is a utility you can run that keeps the drive from going to sleep but I don't know if constantly having it running puts wear on the drive that may shorten its life. There may be discussion from others on that subject. Do you use the drive often? The best solution if you don't may be to disconnect it when you aren't using it.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 1:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] keeping my external drive from going to sleep

Hi all,

I have a 4-tb my book external drive plugged into a hub going to my
laptop. Does anybody know if there's a setting to keep the drive from
going to sleep when not in use or if that's even safe to do?

The reason I'm asking is, I understand if the external drive is asleep
and I try to access it it might take a few seconds for it to open which
is what does happen, but for some reason even when I try to open my
favorites folder it'll often take a few seconds for that to open and
that has nothing to do with the external drive. I believe this also
happens with the checkbook program I use, which btw is money talks from APH.

It may not be the external drive that causes the delay but when it
happens even when I'm not doing anything with the external drive I hear
the same spin-up noise from the external drive that I hear when I try to
open that drive. This is more of a nuissance than a problem, but if it
won't hurt anything for the external drive to not go to sleep unless the
laptop is turned off and if somebody knows how to tell me how to set
that I'd appreciate it.

Thanks.

Troy








Re: Strange Kindle book problem

Dave
 

Hello Fanus,


I bought a lot of Kindle books, but have never had the problem you
mentioned.


I don't know how these books are created.  Like if there is a file just
for the Table of Contents, and then the Main Text of the Book is in
other files.


When you are in the Contents, does the Text of the Book come up as Trash
no matter which Chapter is chosen?


Perhaps the main Text file is corrupted?


I think you may need to call the Amazon Help desk for this one.


Here is the number I have.  I have not needed to call for a while, so
this number may have been updated.  It is the only one I have, so I
share it here.


Amazon handicapper Line 888-283-1678

Grumpy Dave


Re: keeping my external drive from going to sleep

Troy Burnham
 

I use it quite a bit. I'll disconnect it when I don't need it if I have to but if that's my only option I'll just put up with the delay. I have enough stuff stored on it now that I don't want to lose it, I've already gone through that once with another mishap a few years ago.

Troy

On 5/1/2020 1:32 PM, Gene wrote:
There is a utility you can run that keeps the drive from going to sleep but I don't know if constantly having it running puts wear on the drive that may shorten its life.  There may be discussion from others on that subject.  Do you use the drive often?  The best solution if you don't may be to disconnect it when you aren't using it.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 1:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] keeping my external drive from going to sleep

Hi all,

I have a 4-tb my book external drive plugged into a hub going to my
laptop. Does anybody know if there's a setting to keep the drive from
going to sleep when not in use or if that's even safe to do?

The reason I'm asking is, I understand if the external drive is asleep
and I try to access it it might take a few seconds for it to open which
is what does happen, but for some reason even when I try to open my
favorites folder it'll often take a few seconds for that to open and
that has nothing to do with the external drive. I believe this also
happens with the checkbook program I use, which btw is money talks from APH.

It may not be the external drive that causes the delay but when it
happens even when I'm not doing anything with the external drive I hear
the same spin-up noise from the external drive that I hear when I try to
open that drive. This is more of a nuissance than a problem, but if it
won't hurt anything for the external drive to not go to sleep unless the
laptop is turned off and if somebody knows how to tell me how to set
that I'd appreciate it.

Thanks.

Troy







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Melissa
 

Hi list. I need a good stand to use so that I can read books using my
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