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This week on Eyes On Success: Narrator, Now Better Than Ever

blueskies11
 

This week on Eyes On Success:

2013 Narrator, Now Better Than Ever (Mar. 25, 2020)
Show Notes
Over the past few years, Microsoft has added a number of major enhancements to the Narrator screen reader that is built into Windows. Hosts Nancy and Peter talk with Jeff Bishop, a program manager in the accessibility team at Microsoft, about some of Narrator’s new features, and why, if you haven’t used Narrator in a while, it might be worth a second look.

 

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Re: The Blaze ET, do you like it?

jan howells <gale7978@...>
 

I have the station on the Victor Reader Stream. If you need a computer for the Blaze ET, I will be looking for a home to sell it. I traded someone a $900 piece of equipment that I had, but of course I would not sell this for that much as it is less than that from HIMS. I do like the fact that you can record from fm radio on it, though. I am unable to get anything on the fm, but that is because I live where there are a lot of mountains, and I am living in an apt building that has 11 floors in a highrise. That is a lot of concrete and steel. There are medical buildings all around with medical equipment interference. I would have to find out how much this is from HIMS, and then make it less. I did not know that you needed a computer to use it, or I would not have traded.

Jan Howells


Re: Installing a template for my blog

Rayn Darren
 

HI Leo,

 

I’m a web designer, I’d be happy to help you out. Feel free to contact me off list. I also offer hosting if you’re interested 😊

 

Sarah

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo Bado
Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:31 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Installing a template for my blog

 

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know if there is a way to install a theme or template in a WordPress free plan?

When I try to install a theme for my blog, a message pops up prompting me to upgrade my plan from a free plan to a business plan. Is there a way to skip over this step?

If not, does anyone know about other hosting websites for personal blogs in which I don’t have to pay anything, and where I can install themes or templates that I have on my computer?

 

-- 
Best,
   Leo


Re: Seeking help with iTunes and either NVDA or Narrator?

Gene
 

Try using the JAWS bypass command JAWS key 3 on the main keyboard, execute the command, then do what is next.  The bypass command, as you likely know, allows the next command to bypass JAWS and go directly to the application.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:31 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Seeking help with iTunes and either NVDA or Narrator?
 

Hi List, I am having trouble rearranging the order of songs in various iTunes 12.8.0150 playlists.  None of the latter versions of Jaws, 2018 through 2020, will let me select and move a song to a different place in my list. 

 

When Jaws is not running, the commands of: Shift plus Down Arrow will select and then Control plus C for Copy or Control X for Cut do work. 

 

However, when I do the exact same commands with my Jaws running, they do not work.

 

Therefore, I would very much like to be able to talk to someone while I am actually trying to do these actions with either NVDA or Narrator. 

 

I have read up a bit on them and have tried to make this work but have not yet had any success.

 

If you are able and willing to help, please email me privately at: vrvaughan63@... and we could exchange phone numbers off list.  I don’t think this will take much of your time, but since my task, after I can once again work independently with these songs, will take quite a bit of time, I cannot get sighted assistance with it.

 

Thank you very much for any help!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Seeking help with iTunes and either NVDA or Narrator?

Vicky Vaughan
 

Hi List, I am having trouble rearranging the order of songs in various iTunes 12.8.0150 playlists.  None of the latter versions of Jaws, 2018 through 2020, will let me select and move a song to a different place in my list. 

 

When Jaws is not running, the commands of: Shift plus Down Arrow will select and then Control plus C for Copy or Control X for Cut do work. 

 

However, when I do the exact same commands with my Jaws running, they do not work.

 

Therefore, I would very much like to be able to talk to someone while I am actually trying to do these actions with either NVDA or Narrator. 

 

I have read up a bit on them and have tried to make this work but have not yet had any success.

 

If you are able and willing to help, please email me privately at: vrvaughan63@... and we could exchange phone numbers off list.  I don’t think this will take much of your time, but since my task, after I can once again work independently with these songs, will take quite a bit of time, I cannot get sighted assistance with it.

 

Thank you very much for any help!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Subscribing to NFB Newsline?

Holly
 

Sharon:

Here is the link to subscribe to NFB Newsline. Just click on the 'subscribe' link.

http://www.nfbnewslineonline.org/


facebook question - restricting a friend

Keith S
 

How do I go about putting a facebook friend on restricted status.  I have a young nephew as a FB friend and i do not want him to see some of the things I share on FB.
 
Thanks
 
Keith


Subscribing to NFB Newsline?

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

Is it possible to subscribe to NFB Newsline at this time? I tried calling the number in the app, but it just rang.

Thanks,


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Re: Question about Eset Nod32 Antivirus

Holly
 

Shelley:

If you are using JAWS , to go to the system tray, use insert plus F11


Re: The Blaze ET, do you like it?

Steven Johnson <saxmonger@...>
 

My apologies. I guess I took for granted that you had a computer. Not
knowing the Blaze that well, I can't think of a good way to copy that file
to your Blaze. I am sure that you can already get that station on your
iPad. If not, I found it on the ooTunes app, which also has a gazillion
other stations as well.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of jan
howells via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] The Blaze ET, do you like it?

I do not have a computer. So how do I do this? Do you need a computer to
use the Blaze et? If so, I will have to sell it.
Would an iPad do? Thank you.

Jan


Re: The Blaze ET, do you like it?

jan howells <gale7978@...>
 

I do not have a computer. So how do I do this? Do you need a computer to use the Blaze et? If so, I will have to sell it. Would an iPad do? Thank you.

Jan


Re: The Blaze ET, do you like it?

Steven Johnson <saxmonger@...>
 

I like this station myself. I hadn't checked it out until you told me about
it. Fortunately, they do provide their stream in a playlist link. Again,
my disclaimer is that I ha ve never gotten to play around with a working
Blaze ET, but this should work for you. I grabbed the .pls file from
Rewound Radio's main page and uploaded it to my Dropbox so I could send it
to you. I would connect the Blaze to your computer and save the below file
to its Webradio folder. Then, you should be good to go. Please let me know
if Rewound Radio shows up in the Blaze's Web Radio Player. Here's the file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wrtyl6yojnnvgbu/Rewound%20Radio.pls?dl=1

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of jan
howells via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:21 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] The Blaze ET, do you like it?

Thank you very much. I really appreciate that. I enjoy Rewound Radio.
They play 50's, 60's, and 70's, and some 80's. They have airchecks and
jingles on weekends and live shows. They take requests during their live
shows and give shoutouts to people.


Re: podcast issue

Vicki W
 

Those feeds are working fine for me. I'm using accessible podcatcher and maybe that makes a difference as well.

----- Original Message -----
From: "joanne" <grandma1323@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2020 5:26 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] podcast issue


Also the RSS feeds I have trouble with start with the word megaphone. I don't know if the word megaphone is in your feeds that you're having trouble with, but I just wish we could come up with something to either be able to find or edit some of these RSS feeds so we can get all our podcast the way we used to. seems like apple and iTunes are the biggest favorite, but I really find the other kind, the RSS or XML feeds to be a lot easier.


Re: podcast issue

Vicki W
 

No, ISee was one of them and the other two have nothing to do with IHeart. Those were coming in fine, but the feed wasn't podbean.

----- Original Message -----
From: "joanne" <grandma1323@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2020 5:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] podcast issue


I am having trouble too. Do you know if the problem you're having trouble with come from I Heart Radio question I get most of mIne okay too, but the ones I seem to have trouble with our iHeart do you use pod Bean as your Podcast manager? I am trying to find a good Podcast manager that I can subscribe to.


Re: Question about Eset Nod32 Antivirus

Smiling?
 

Try Insert+F11, or Windows key+B to get to what used to be called the System
Tray.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shelly
Kane
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:49
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about Eset Nod32 Antivirus

Holly:


It's the email renewing my license.  How would I get to the system tray?

Shelly

On 3/23/2020 9:01 AM, Holly wrote:
   Shelley:

Are you sure it is a ligit email?

I have had Esset for years and don't remember getting a notice like this.

I would suggest you go to the system tray, enter on Esset and arrow
down to 'check for updates', then tab to the update now button.

Hope this helps



.


Re: How to put the address of the message in view into Contacts, when using Outlook 2016? ?

Smiling?
 

Not that I know of, but if using JAWS, the keystroke of

Control+Shift+C will open up a dialogue that will allow you to create a new contact where you the user, are going to need to add the various bits of information for this new contact.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Vicky Vaughan
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:01
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] How to put the address of the message in view into Contacts, when using Outlook 2016? ?

 

Hi Folks, I am using Jaws 2020 with Outlook 2016 . I would like to know if there is a keystroke that would take the address of the message that is being read and put it into Contacts. 

 

Thanks for any help!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: The Blaze ET, do you like it?

jan howells <gale7978@...>
 

Thank you very much. I really appreciate that. I enjoy Rewound Radio. They play 50's, 60's, and 70's, and some 80's. They have airchecks and jingles on weekends and live shows. They take requests during their live shows and give shoutouts to people.


How to put the address of the message in view into Contacts, when using Outlook 2016? ?

Vicky Vaughan
 

Hi Folks, I am using Jaws 2020 with Outlook 2016 . I would like to know if there is a keystroke that would take the address of the message that is being read and put it into Contacts. 

 

Thanks for any help!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: asking for suggestions on ASUS netbooks

Norma A. Boge
 

Hi Jim,

This is such a coincidence, last night I charged up my Asus netbook for the first time in years. I'd like to be able to use mind to stream audio into my home stereo receiver. Anyway, please let me know if you find out anything and I'll do the same as I plan on researching this issue myself.

Thanks,
Norma

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Ruby
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2020 6:11 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] asking for suggestions on asus netbooks

Hi

I have a couple of netbooks asus eee pc 1000ha and 1005he. They came with windows xp with an upgrade to windows 7 starter. I never did the upgrade to windows 7 starter and I no longer have the disk to re-install. I'd like to make use of these but am not sure if I can get a version of xp to re-install. Does anyone have any suggestions? The hd on both netbooks no longer have any recover partition. I had vinux on one, but that is no longer being maintained.

So my options at this point would be:

1 find and install xp, upgrade it to windows 7 starter and then upgrade to windows 10.

2. find some sort of flavor of linux distro that talks and has good accessability.

Does anyone have any ideas on either path? at this point I'm leaning tward option1 because all the distros of linux I've found either are dead, not being maintained or just don't work. btw: I'd like an iso of linux with speach installer. I've not had much luck.

I did try an install of windows 7 starter, but xp serial number won't work cause don't they change when you move to the upgrade to windows 7 starter?

Thanks for any help, suggestions and resources.


Re: The Blaze ET, do you like it?

Steven Johnson <saxmonger@...>
 

Most certainly. Which station do you like? I don't mind looking to see if
they have a stream link in playlist format. If they do, I can send you the
file to copy to your Blaze.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of jan
howells via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] The Blaze ET, do you like it?

Thank you so very much for this info about the Blaze et internet displs and
dismp3u. I will ask the director of the station that I want if their
station has that extension. Would that make sense for me to do?

Jan

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