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Re: Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Steven Johnson
 

It's nocm@....

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lisa Belville
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 10:30 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Hi, Marie. If his Email addy is nocm@..., I believe another lister just posted it. <grin>


Thanks to both of you for the info.


Lisa


Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...

On 11/26/2020 1:43 PM, Marie wrote:
Lisa, there is a guy on the Blind Ads list who sells refurbished
laptops at very reasonable prices. He installs Win 10 and will also
install NVDA and a Jaws demo if requested. His name is Kevin and if
you are interested, I will look for his contact info.
Marie


-----Original Message----- From: Lisa Belville
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:21 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Hi. Yes, there's that. I'm going to be providing the instruction, so
access to an OS I know, along with a screen reader I know with a voice
I'm used to would also be helpful.


I've never used Chrome before, just the Chrome Browser for Windows, and
that's hardly the same thing. I know that much at least.


We're looking at possibly a refurbished machine right now. We're still
debating options, but refurbished is cheaper and does not necessarily
imply defective equipment.


Also this isn't for a power user, so the latest and greatest isn't

a requirement.



Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...

On 11/26/2020 9:30 AM, Gene wrote:
I would also want to know what speech is available if I were a blind
person planning to use the screen-reader. I would be very hard to
convince to get a system where I couldn't use Eloquence.

gene
-----Original Message----- From: Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Lisa, the Chrome os is different than Windows. There is a bit of a
learning curve so you will need to learn different commands. They aren't
hard to learn, its just a matter of practice.


Chromevox is the built in screen reader.


On 2020-11-26 8:24 a.m., Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, Chris and all.


The Chromebooks on Amazon range anywhere from $200 to $265 U.S., so
the price is definitely right. The problem here is she isn't
technically blessed. <grin> She has a Samsung phone, but she's not
proficient with it.


How similar to Windows is the Chrome OS and what kind of screen
reader is there?


I'd have to be the one teaching her, so I need something familiar to
both of us.


Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...

On 11/26/2020 3:36 AM, chris judge wrote:
I was going to suggest that as well however I'm not sure how good
the low vision features are and she said her Mom could benefit from
magnification. I have a little acer chrome book here. I haven't
used it much, I bought it mainly to play with but have not much
time yet. I'm not sure how well the magnification settings work,
but for someone who wants to do basic web navigation, net flix and
other basic tasks a chrome book is certainly a viable option,
especially if the user is not married to the idea of one operating
system.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf
Of George McCoy
Sent: November 25, 2020 8:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

If I were in your shoes, I would seriously consider a Chromebook.

On 11/25/2020 2:43 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, all.


My sister and I want to get our mom a very basic Windows laptop for
Christmas. She's used Windows, but back in the XP days, and she
hasn't
used a PC since then.


I'm looking for machines that are relatively inexpensive, like under
$300 and are reputable brands with minimum specs-- She'll just do
basic web surfing, on line shopping, Netflix, and maybe some YouTube
and video calling.


I'm looking for something with a full size keyboard, otherwise, we
can
provide a wireless Logitech one.


I really don't want to pay more for one with an SSD because she's not
going to be a power user by any means.


Also, mom is sighted, but would probably benefit from the
magnification capability in Windows. She doesn't need any other
specialized software.


TIA for the thoughts.


Lisa





























Re: Looking for a magnetic USB cable

Steve Matzura
 

It does, and I thank you.

On 11/27/2020 9:09 AM, Laz wrote:
Hi Steve,

A magnetic cable is designed so that the magnetic end is detachable
and can remain inside the charging port of a device; it is held onto
the cable magnetically. This protects and prolongs the life of the
device in two ways, 1. If you snag the cable it detaches from the
magnetic tip thereby avoiding a crash to the cloor, and 2. it avoids
the wear and tear of plugging and unplugging your cable every day for
charging. This is perfect for use with expensive devices such as the
victor Reader Stream which as is well known, has a history of charging
port breakage.

I hope that helps clear it up for you.

Stay safe,

Laz

On 11/27/20, Steve Matzura <number6@...> wrote:
Magnetic charging cable? What the heck is that? I have never heard of
any USB cable with a magnet in it.


On 11/26/2020 8:38 PM, Angelo Sonnesso wrote:
When you buy the cable on Amazon you get a selection of connectors.
Including Micro USB, and USB C.

73 N2DYN Angelo

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Monte Single
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a magnetic USB cable

I think the phrase could be "micro usb cable"

If Laz is around, he could clarify.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Sharon Hooley
Sent: November 26, 2020 5:06 PM
To: Techtalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Looking for a magnetic USB cable

Hi,


I'm want to buy at least one magnetic USB charging cable. I notice in
Amazon search results that there are types that is compatible with certain
devices like Android or IDevices, C type phones, micro USB and some
universal connectors. I want to make sure that the cable I need can be
used for standard connections for devices like Victor Reader stream. So
what keywords should I use?


Re: Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Lisa Belville
 

Hi, Marie.  If his Email addy is nocm@..., I believe another lister just posted it. <grin>


Thanks to both of you for the info.


Lisa


Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...

On 11/26/2020 1:43 PM, Marie wrote:
Lisa, there is a guy on the Blind Ads list who sells refurbished laptops at very reasonable prices. He installs Win 10 and will also install NVDA and a Jaws demo if requested. His name is Kevin and if you are interested, I will look for his contact info.
Marie


-----Original Message----- From: Lisa Belville
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:21 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Hi.  Yes, there's that. I'm going to be providing the instruction, so
access to an OS  I know, along with a screen reader I know with a voice
I'm used to would also be helpful.


I've never used Chrome before, just the Chrome Browser for Windows, and
that's hardly the same thing.  I know that much at least.


We're looking at possibly a refurbished machine right now.  We're still
debating options, but refurbished is cheaper and does not necessarily
imply defective equipment.


Also this isn't for a power user, so the latest and greatest isn't

a requirement.



Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...

On 11/26/2020 9:30 AM, Gene wrote:
I would also want to know what speech is available if I were a blind person planning to use the screen-reader.  I would be very hard to convince to get a system where I couldn't use Eloquence.

gene
-----Original Message----- From: Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Lisa, the Chrome os is different than Windows. There is a bit of a
learning curve so you will need to learn different commands. They aren't
hard to learn, its just a matter of practice.


Chromevox is the built in screen reader.


On 2020-11-26 8:24 a.m., Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, Chris and all.


The Chromebooks on Amazon range anywhere from $200 to $265 U.S., so the price is definitely right.  The problem here is she isn't technically blessed.  <grin>  She has a Samsung phone, but she's not proficient with it.


How similar to Windows is the Chrome OS and what kind of screen reader is there?


I'd have to be the one teaching her, so I need something familiar to both of us.


Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...

On 11/26/2020 3:36 AM, chris judge wrote:
I was going to suggest that as well however I'm not sure how good the low vision features are and she said her Mom could benefit from magnification. I have a little acer chrome book here. I haven't used it much, I bought it mainly to play with but have not much time yet. I'm not sure how well the magnification settings work, but for someone who wants to do basic web navigation, net flix and other basic tasks a chrome book is certainly a viable option, especially if the user is not married to the idea of one operating system.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of George McCoy
Sent: November 25, 2020 8:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

If I were in your shoes, I would seriously consider a Chromebook.

On 11/25/2020 2:43 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, all.


My sister and I want to get our mom a very basic Windows laptop for
Christmas. She's used Windows, but back in the XP days, and she hasn't
used a PC since then.


I'm looking for machines that are relatively inexpensive, like under
$300 and are reputable brands with minimum specs-- She'll just do
basic web surfing, on line shopping, Netflix, and maybe some YouTube
and video calling.


I'm looking for something with a full size keyboard, otherwise, we can
provide a wireless Logitech one.


I really don't want to pay more for one with an SSD because she's not
going to be a power user by any means.


Also, mom is sighted, but would probably benefit from the
magnification capability in Windows.  She doesn't need any other
specialized software.


TIA for the thoughts.


Lisa




























Re: Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Lisa Belville
 

Hi.


Unfortunately, she's not as proficient with touch screen devices as I hoped she would be by now.  She's been using her Samsung Galaxy phone since August and can do the basics.  I want her to have something that looks a bit more familiar, otherwise, I'd just give her my Fire tablet.



Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...

On 11/26/2020 7:53 PM, Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc. wrote:
Tante Lisa, could dear mom possibly fall in love with a tablet? If YES is a
possibility, I would recommend that you take a hard look at Amazon Fire
Tablets, or a Windows Tablet. The latter, if memory serves, would run a
version of Windows10 and I think this should work for her. Besides, these
will be much cheaper as well.

Anyhow, have fun hiding mom's new toy under that Christmas tree; only tell
her I may show up to ... hmm, grab it and fly away with Santa!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado





Re: I need a better way to record my show for the global voice.

Peter Mallard
 

Have you had a look at virtual DJ. it can record it's output direct to audio/video files. and has microphone input which works with audio ducking etc.

it also has the ability for direct broadcasting as well.

I Know a few blind people that use it for there radio shows, and for recording there mashups / Megamixes etc.

you can use the free home version, if you don't use a controller.

and on top of all that it is accessible if you use the accessibility tool found at www.virtualdjaccessibility.com

P

On 27/11/2020 13:11, Steve Matzura wrote:
Station Playlist is an expensive option, but no matter what you use, it seems that a mixer is a must, and that's less than half the cost of SP.


On 11/27/2020 4:06 AM, aad leeflang wrote:
hello jim
i used to use virtual recorder in the past and recorded my shows with it
and used a mixer.
i did not make voce breaks and presented my show with station playlist.
so maybe that;s what you could do.
anotther option is to use duckstream or the sam encoder, if you still
have one, to archive your show.
but sorry, i don't have experience with voice breaks.
aad

On Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:33:46 -0800
"Jim Rawls" <jazzpiano@...> wrote:

Hi all,

When I record my show for the global voice, I use virtual recorder for my
recorder. You Get three ways to use the recorder. You can, use it for all
microphone, or, all music, which means music etc. the third choice is
called, "both." The trouble is, "Both," doesn't work.  If it did, I wouldn't
be complaining.

Here is how I record my show.

I choose my music, and assign a number to each song.

Second, I record my voice breaks, which are in another folder.

I can't do voice breaks and music at one setting, because you have to keep
changing my settings   in virtual recorder to either microphone, or music.
All I want is a program that will allow me to use my voice break, mute the
microphone, play my music, go back to my voice break etc. in another words,
I want to record this show as a live show.

Is there any program that will allow me to do this? and I apologize for the
long email. Jim



Re: OE Classic and JAWS

Gene
 

The free version is not yet accessible, according to discussions I've seen on a list, I don't recall which list. Also, there has been a message or two saying that the paid version isn't fully accessible yet.

I see no reason to use it, or little reason. It would be a good idea to try Thunderbird which is almost fully accessible and can be made fully accessible with one NVDA add-on and one Mozilla add-on.

Even without those add-ons, it is almost fully accessible.

You'll have to see how you find it. On my machine, and I've seen different reports from different people, it takes a little longer to open messages tthan Windows Live Mail so you may want to try Windows Live Mail also.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Abbie Taylor
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 9:02 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] OE Classic and JAWS

Because of issues I'm having with Outlook on my PC, I'm considering trying OE Classic. I understand it supports IMAP. How well does it work with JAWS? Is it as easy to use as the website says it is? I'd appreciate any input.

Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com
http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com
abbietaylor945@...


--
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http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...


Re: OE Classic and JAWS

Loy
 

I have tried OE Classic using JAWS. Menues and account setup works great but
there is problem with reading mail. there is focus problems. Focus will jump
from folder view to message list and I would not recommend it for now. The
developer says he is working on this problem but as yet it has not been
fixed.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Abbie Taylor" <abbietaylor945@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 10:02 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] OE Classic and JAWS


Because of issues I'm having with Outlook on my PC, I'm considering trying
OE Classic. I understand it supports IMAP. How well does it work with JAWS?
Is it as easy to use as the website says it is? I'd appreciate any input.

Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com
http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com
abbietaylor945@...


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...


OE Classic and JAWS

Abbie Taylor
 

Because of issues I'm having with Outlook on my PC, I'm considering trying OE Classic. I understand it supports IMAP. How well does it work with JAWS? Is it as easy to use as the website says it is? I'd appreciate any input.

Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com
http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com
abbietaylor945@...


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...


Re: Looking for a magnetic USB cable

Laz
 

On 11/27/20, Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@...> wrote:
Hi Laz,

Do you or does anyone else have this type of cable with an end that fits
into Apple devices such as an Apple iPhone?


On 11/27/2020 9:09 AM, Laz wrote:
Hi Steve,

A magnetic cable is designed so that the magnetic end is detachable
and can remain inside the charging port of a device; it is held onto
the cable magnetically. This protects and prolongs the life of the
device in two ways, 1. If you snag the cable it detaches from the
magnetic tip thereby avoiding a crash to the cloor, and 2. it avoids
the wear and tear of plugging and unplugging your cable every day for
charging. This is perfect for use with expensive devices such as the
victor Reader Stream which as is well known, has a history of charging
port breakage.

I hope that helps clear it up for you.

Stay safe,

Laz

On 11/27/20, Steve Matzura <number6@...> wrote:
Magnetic charging cable? What the heck is that? I have never heard of
any USB cable with a magnet in it.


On 11/26/2020 8:38 PM, Angelo Sonnesso wrote:
When you buy the cable on Amazon you get a selection of connectors.
Including Micro USB, and USB C.

73 N2DYN Angelo

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf
Of Monte Single
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a magnetic USB cable

I think the phrase could be "micro usb cable"

If Laz is around, he could clarify.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Sharon Hooley
Sent: November 26, 2020 5:06 PM
To: Techtalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Looking for a magnetic USB cable

Hi,


I'm want to buy at least one magnetic USB charging cable. I notice in
Amazon search results that there are types that is compatible with
certain
devices like Android or IDevices, C type phones, micro USB and some
universal connectors. I want to make sure that the cable I need can be
used for standard connections for devices like Victor Reader stream.
So
what keywords should I use?



--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"






--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Player/book Reader, Victor
Reader Stream & Trek, blindshell Classic phone, Bluetooth devices, and
accessories
http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@...
Phone: 727-498-0121
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr


Re: Looking for a magnetic USB cable

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Laz,

Do you or does anyone else have this type of cable with an end that fits into Apple devices such as an Apple iPhone?

On 11/27/2020 9:09 AM, Laz wrote:
Hi Steve,

A magnetic cable is designed so that the magnetic end is detachable
and can remain inside the charging port of a device; it is held onto
the cable magnetically. This protects and prolongs the life of the
device in two ways, 1. If you snag the cable it detaches from the
magnetic tip thereby avoiding a crash to the cloor, and 2. it avoids
the wear and tear of plugging and unplugging your cable every day for
charging. This is perfect for use with expensive devices such as the
victor Reader Stream which as is well known, has a history of charging
port breakage.

I hope that helps clear it up for you.

Stay safe,

Laz

On 11/27/20, Steve Matzura <number6@...> wrote:
Magnetic charging cable? What the heck is that? I have never heard of
any USB cable with a magnet in it.


On 11/26/2020 8:38 PM, Angelo Sonnesso wrote:
When you buy the cable on Amazon you get a selection of connectors.
Including Micro USB, and USB C.

73 N2DYN Angelo

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Monte Single
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a magnetic USB cable

I think the phrase could be "micro usb cable"

If Laz is around, he could clarify.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Sharon Hooley
Sent: November 26, 2020 5:06 PM
To: Techtalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Looking for a magnetic USB cable

Hi,


I'm want to buy at least one magnetic USB charging cable. I notice in
Amazon search results that there are types that is compatible with certain
devices like Android or IDevices, C type phones, micro USB and some
universal connectors. I want to make sure that the cable I need can be
used for standard connections for devices like Victor Reader stream. So
what keywords should I use?



--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Looking for a magnetic USB cable

Laz
 

Hi Steve,

A magnetic cable is designed so that the magnetic end is detachable
and can remain inside the charging port of a device; it is held onto
the cable magnetically. This protects and prolongs the life of the
device in two ways, 1. If you snag the cable it detaches from the
magnetic tip thereby avoiding a crash to the cloor, and 2. it avoids
the wear and tear of plugging and unplugging your cable every day for
charging. This is perfect for use with expensive devices such as the
victor Reader Stream which as is well known, has a history of charging
port breakage.

I hope that helps clear it up for you.

Stay safe,

Laz

On 11/27/20, Steve Matzura <number6@...> wrote:
Magnetic charging cable? What the heck is that? I have never heard of
any USB cable with a magnet in it.


On 11/26/2020 8:38 PM, Angelo Sonnesso wrote:
When you buy the cable on Amazon you get a selection of connectors.
Including Micro USB, and USB C.

73 N2DYN Angelo

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Monte Single
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a magnetic USB cable

I think the phrase could be "micro usb cable"

If Laz is around, he could clarify.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Sharon Hooley
Sent: November 26, 2020 5:06 PM
To: Techtalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Looking for a magnetic USB cable

Hi,


I'm want to buy at least one magnetic USB charging cable. I notice in
Amazon search results that there are types that is compatible with certain
devices like Android or IDevices, C type phones, micro USB and some
universal connectors. I want to make sure that the cable I need can be
used for standard connections for devices like Victor Reader stream. So
what keywords should I use?




--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Player/book Reader, Victor
Reader Stream & Trek, blindshell Classic phone, Bluetooth devices, and
accessories
http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@...
Phone: 727-498-0121
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr


Re: Looking for a magnetic USB cable

Steve Matzura
 

Magnetic charging cable? What the heck is that? I have never heard of any USB cable with a magnet in it.

On 11/26/2020 8:38 PM, Angelo Sonnesso wrote:
When you buy the cable on Amazon you get a selection of connectors.
Including Micro USB, and USB C.

73 N2DYN Angelo

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a magnetic USB cable

I think the phrase could be "micro usb cable"

If Laz is around, he could clarify.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon Hooley
Sent: November 26, 2020 5:06 PM
To: Techtalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Looking for a magnetic USB cable

Hi,


I'm want to buy at least one magnetic USB charging cable. I notice in Amazon search results that there are types that is compatible with certain devices like Android or IDevices, C type phones, micro USB and some universal connectors. I want to make sure that the cable I need can be used for standard connections for devices like Victor Reader stream. So what keywords should I use?


Re: For book lovers!

Steve Matzura
 

Why not just do what Shirley's email says to do?


On 11/26/2020 9:36 PM, iram shabbir wrote:
i want to join. please subscribe me. regards
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:20 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] For book lovers!

Hi all
I made a group where we can recommend, review, and discuss books! Its brand new! so do come join me there!
We can talk about our favourite reads, authors, stories etc!
I am so excited to get started!
to join send an email to
Hope some of you will join me! And do spread the word about this list for me!
shirley


Re: I need a better way to record my show for the global voice.

Steve Matzura
 

Station Playlist is an expensive option, but no matter what you use, it seems that a mixer is a must, and that's less than half the cost of SP.

On 11/27/2020 4:06 AM, aad leeflang wrote:
hello jim
i used to use virtual recorder in the past and recorded my shows with it
and used a mixer.
i did not make voce breaks and presented my show with station playlist.
so maybe that;s what you could do.
anotther option is to use duckstream or the sam encoder, if you still
have one, to archive your show.
but sorry, i don't have experience with voice breaks.
aad

On Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:33:46 -0800
"Jim Rawls" <jazzpiano@...> wrote:

Hi all,

When I record my show for the global voice, I use virtual recorder for my
recorder. You Get three ways to use the recorder. You can, use it for all
microphone, or, all music, which means music etc. the third choice is
called, "both." The trouble is, "Both," doesn't work. If it did, I wouldn't
be complaining.

Here is how I record my show.

I choose my music, and assign a number to each song.

Second, I record my voice breaks, which are in another folder.

I can't do voice breaks and music at one setting, because you have to keep
changing my settings in virtual recorder to either microphone, or music.
All I want is a program that will allow me to use my voice break, mute the
microphone, play my music, go back to my voice break etc. in another words,
I want to record this show as a live show.

Is there any program that will allow me to do this? and I apologize for the
long email. Jim


Re: Looking for a magnetic USB cable

john s
 

Sharon, I bought mine from Laz Mesa.

At 06:06 PM 11/26/2020, Sharon Hooley, wrote:
Hi,


I'm want to buy at least one magnetic USB charging cable. I notice in Amazon search results that there are types that is compatible with certain devices like Android or IDevices, C type phones, micro USB and some universal connectors. I want to make sure that the cable I need can be used for standard connections for devices like Victor Reader stream. So what keywords should I use?


Thanks,





John


Re: For book lovers!

chris judge
 

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Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of iram shabbir
Sent: November 26, 2020 10:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] For book lovers!

 

i want to join. please subscribe me. regards

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Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:20 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] For book lovers!

 

Hi all

I made a group where we can recommend, review, and discuss books! Its brand new! so do come join me there!

We can talk about our favourite reads, authors, stories etc!

I am so excited to get started!

to join send an email to

Hope some of you will join me! And do spread the word about this list for me!

shirley


Re: I need a better way to record my show for the global voice.

aad leeflang
 

hello jim
i used to use virtual recorder in the past and recorded my shows with it
and used a mixer.
i did not make voce breaks and presented my show with station playlist.
so maybe that;s what you could do.
anotther option is to use duckstream or the sam encoder, if you still
have one, to archive your show.
but sorry, i don't have experience with voice breaks.
aad

On Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:33:46 -0800
"Jim Rawls" <jazzpiano@...> wrote:

Hi all,

When I record my show for the global voice, I use virtual recorder for my
recorder. You Get three ways to use the recorder. You can, use it for all
microphone, or, all music, which means music etc. the third choice is
called, "both." The trouble is, "Both," doesn't work. If it did, I wouldn't
be complaining.

Here is how I record my show.

I choose my music, and assign a number to each song.

Second, I record my voice breaks, which are in another folder.

I can't do voice breaks and music at one setting, because you have to keep
changing my settings in virtual recorder to either microphone, or music.
All I want is a program that will allow me to use my voice break, mute the
microphone, play my music, go back to my voice break etc. in another words,
I want to record this show as a live show.

Is there any program that will allow me to do this? and I apologize for the
long email. Jim





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aad leeflang <aad@...>


Re: Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

George McCoy
 

Kevin's email is nocm@.... I have done business with him for a number of years.  His machines are very reasonably priced and he stands behind them.


George

On 11/26/2020 1:43 PM, Marie wrote:
Lisa, there is a guy on the Blind Ads list who sells refurbished laptops at very reasonable prices. He installs Win 10 and will also install NVDA and a Jaws demo if requested. His name is Kevin and if you are interested, I will look for his contact info.
Marie


-----Original Message----- From: Lisa Belville
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:21 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Hi.  Yes, there's that. I'm going to be providing the instruction, so
access to an OS  I know, along with a screen reader I know with a voice
I'm used to would also be helpful.


I've never used Chrome before, just the Chrome Browser for Windows, and
that's hardly the same thing.  I know that much at least.


We're looking at possibly a refurbished machine right now.  We're still
debating options, but refurbished is cheaper and does not necessarily
imply defective equipment.


Also this isn't for a power user, so the latest and greatest isn't

a requirement.



Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...

On 11/26/2020 9:30 AM, Gene wrote:
I would also want to know what speech is available if I were a blind person planning to use the screen-reader.  I would be very hard to convince to get a system where I couldn't use Eloquence.

gene
-----Original Message----- From: Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Lisa, the Chrome os is different than Windows. There is a bit of a
learning curve so you will need to learn different commands. They aren't
hard to learn, its just a matter of practice.


Chromevox is the built in screen reader.


On 2020-11-26 8:24 a.m., Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, Chris and all.


The Chromebooks on Amazon range anywhere from $200 to $265 U.S., so the price is definitely right.  The problem here is she isn't technically blessed.  <grin>  She has a Samsung phone, but she's not proficient with it.


How similar to Windows is the Chrome OS and what kind of screen reader is there?


I'd have to be the one teaching her, so I need something familiar to both of us.


Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...

On 11/26/2020 3:36 AM, chris judge wrote:
I was going to suggest that as well however I'm not sure how good the low vision features are and she said her Mom could benefit from magnification. I have a little acer chrome book here. I haven't used it much, I bought it mainly to play with but have not much time yet. I'm not sure how well the magnification settings work, but for someone who wants to do basic web navigation, net flix and other basic tasks a chrome book is certainly a viable option, especially if the user is not married to the idea of one operating system.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of George McCoy
Sent: November 25, 2020 8:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

If I were in your shoes, I would seriously consider a Chromebook.

On 11/25/2020 2:43 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, all.


My sister and I want to get our mom a very basic Windows laptop for
Christmas. She's used Windows, but back in the XP days, and she hasn't
used a PC since then.


I'm looking for machines that are relatively inexpensive, like under
$300 and are reputable brands with minimum specs-- She'll just do
basic web surfing, on line shopping, Netflix, and maybe some YouTube
and video calling.


I'm looking for something with a full size keyboard, otherwise, we can
provide a wireless Logitech one.


I really don't want to pay more for one with an SSD because she's not
going to be a power user by any means.


Also, mom is sighted, but would probably benefit from the
magnification capability in Windows.  She doesn't need any other
specialized software.


TIA for the thoughts.


Lisa




























Re: For book lovers!

iram shabbir
 

i want to join. please subscribe me. regards

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:20 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] For book lovers!

Hi all
I made a group where we can recommend, review, and discuss books! Its brand new! so do come join me there!
We can talk about our favourite reads, authors, stories etc!
I am so excited to get started!
to join send an email to
Hope some of you will join me! And do spread the word about this list for me!
shirley


Amazon Alexa Links For More Commands

Mike B
 


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