how to get to computers for the blind?


Thomas N. Chan
 

I would agree. Better? Nope.
More onto, different. You still do the same thing but access it differently.
Unless you really try them, else difficult to judge on your part.


Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


On Mon, 3 May 2021 at 23:38, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:
Better? No, just different.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn
Arnold
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2021 11:20 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

If TalkBack is used on the Android tablet purchased, as it was on mine, it
is better than anything available on Windows.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory Associates
LTD, Inc.
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

Hi Gene:

If you're seeking to be able to use MP3 DirectCut and related apps, an
Android tablet won't be your friend!  The likes of such apps HAVE NOT YET
BEEN PORTED OVER to Androidville and such a porting may never happen. 

Eloquence is gone in Androidville; it was pulled by CodeFactory 'cause,
according to it, it wasn't making enough pennies.  Furthermore, CodeFactory
WOULD NOT UPDATE its 32BIT CODE to a 64Bit one which Google requires for all
apps in the Play Store.  Only those who had previously purchased Eloquence
enjoy grandfather status.  Vocalizer is a TTS engine from the same company
and it is still being actively developed; sure costs a lot less than
Eloquence! 

The Android OS is a different animal with its peculiar learning curve.  As
of the present moment, NO WINDOWS SCREEN READER can be installed in an
Android box.  A thing or two might change in the future, or someone out
there may come up with a hack that would get several adrenalins pumping
high!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado



















John Holcomb II
 

Yeah, try to read at fast speed and its gonna completely suck.

Eloquence for the win, folks!

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2021 3:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

I doubt it can read as quickly with as little distortion as Eloquence.  That’s one reason I use Eloquence.  And I wouldn’t be surprised if  Eloquence pronounces more words correctly without correcting them.  Talkback sounds pleasant, from the very little bit I’ve heard, but most symthesizers start to diminish in quality when listening at fast speeds.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Monday, May 03, 2021 10:19 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

If TalkBack is used on the Android tablet purchased, as it
was on mine, it is better than anything available on
Windows.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the
blind?

Hi Gene:

If you're seeking to be able to use MP3 DirectCut and
related apps, an Android tablet won't be your friend!  The
likes of such apps HAVE NOT YET BEEN PORTED OVER to
Androidville and such a porting may never happen. 

Eloquence is gone in Androidville; it was pulled by
CodeFactory 'cause, according to it, it wasn't making enough
pennies.  Furthermore, CodeFactory WOULD NOT UPDATE its
32BIT CODE to a 64Bit one which Google requires for all apps
in the Play Store.  Only those who had previously purchased
Eloquence enjoy grandfather status.  Vocalizer is a TTS
engine from the same company and it is still being actively
developed; sure costs a lot less than Eloquence! 

The Android OS is a different animal with its peculiar
learning curve.  As of the present moment, NO WINDOWS SCREEN
READER can be installed in an Android box.  A thing or two
might change in the future, or someone out there may come up
with a hack that would get several adrenalins pumping high!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado











Gene
 

I doubt it can read as quickly with as little distortion as Eloquence.  That’s one reason I use Eloquence.  And I wouldn’t be surprised if  Eloquence pronounces more words correctly without correcting them.  Talkback sounds pleasant, from the very little bit I’ve heard, but most symthesizers start to diminish in quality when listening at fast speeds.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2021 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
 
If TalkBack is used on the Android tablet purchased, as it
was on mine, it is better than anything available on
Windows.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the
blind?

Hi Gene:

If you're seeking to be able to use MP3 DirectCut and
related apps, an Android tablet won't be your friend!  The
likes of such apps HAVE NOT YET BEEN PORTED OVER to
Androidville and such a porting may never happen. 

Eloquence is gone in Androidville; it was pulled by
CodeFactory 'cause, according to it, it wasn't making enough
pennies.  Furthermore, CodeFactory WOULD NOT UPDATE its
32BIT CODE to a 64Bit one which Google requires for all apps
in the Play Store.  Only those who had previously purchased
Eloquence enjoy grandfather status.  Vocalizer is a TTS
engine from the same company and it is still being actively
developed; sure costs a lot less than Eloquence! 

The Android OS is a different animal with its peculiar
learning curve.  As of the present moment, NO WINDOWS SCREEN
READER can be installed in an Android box.  A thing or two
might change in the future, or someone out there may come up
with a hack that would get several adrenalins pumping high!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado












John Holcomb II
 

Better? No, just different.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn
Arnold
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2021 11:20 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

If TalkBack is used on the Android tablet purchased, as it was on mine, it
is better than anything available on Windows.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory Associates
LTD, Inc.
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

Hi Gene:

If you're seeking to be able to use MP3 DirectCut and related apps, an
Android tablet won't be your friend! The likes of such apps HAVE NOT YET
BEEN PORTED OVER to Androidville and such a porting may never happen.

Eloquence is gone in Androidville; it was pulled by CodeFactory 'cause,
according to it, it wasn't making enough pennies. Furthermore, CodeFactory
WOULD NOT UPDATE its 32BIT CODE to a 64Bit one which Google requires for all
apps in the Play Store. Only those who had previously purchased Eloquence
enjoy grandfather status. Vocalizer is a TTS engine from the same company
and it is still being actively developed; sure costs a lot less than
Eloquence!

The Android OS is a different animal with its peculiar learning curve. As
of the present moment, NO WINDOWS SCREEN READER can be installed in an
Android box. A thing or two might change in the future, or someone out
there may come up with a hack that would get several adrenalins pumping
high!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Carolyn Arnold
 

If TalkBack is used on the Android tablet purchased, as it
was on mine, it is better than anything available on
Windows.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the
blind?

Hi Gene:

If you're seeking to be able to use MP3 DirectCut and
related apps, an Android tablet won't be your friend! The
likes of such apps HAVE NOT YET BEEN PORTED OVER to
Androidville and such a porting may never happen.

Eloquence is gone in Androidville; it was pulled by
CodeFactory 'cause, according to it, it wasn't making enough
pennies. Furthermore, CodeFactory WOULD NOT UPDATE its
32BIT CODE to a 64Bit one which Google requires for all apps
in the Play Store. Only those who had previously purchased
Eloquence enjoy grandfather status. Vocalizer is a TTS
engine from the same company and it is still being actively
developed; sure costs a lot less than Eloquence!

The Android OS is a different animal with its peculiar
learning curve. As of the present moment, NO WINDOWS SCREEN
READER can be installed in an Android box. A thing or two
might change in the future, or someone out there may come up
with a hack that would get several adrenalins pumping high!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Thomas N. Chan
 

The closest for tablet is mainly surface pro and lenovo which  comes with windows.
If you want light weight, LG Gram but its very expensive as its weighing not even 1kg or 2pound
Depends what you are after, you can get a decent chromebook and do what you are doing. surfing the net, play music, read email etc.


Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


On Mon, 3 May 2021 at 10:19, Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc. <ukekearuaro@...> wrote:
Hi Gene:

If you're seeking to be able to use MP3 DirectCut and related apps, an
Android tablet won't be your friend!  The likes of such apps HAVE NOT YET
BEEN PORTED OVER to Androidville and such a porting may never happen. 

Eloquence is gone in Androidville; it was pulled by CodeFactory 'cause,
according to it, it wasn't making enough pennies.  Furthermore, CodeFactory
WOULD NOT UPDATE its 32BIT CODE to a 64Bit one which Google requires for all
apps in the Play Store.  Only those who had previously purchased Eloquence
enjoy grandfather status.  Vocalizer is a TTS engine from the same company
and it is still being actively developed; sure costs a lot less than
Eloquence! 

The Android OS is a different animal with its peculiar learning curve.  As
of the present moment, NO WINDOWS SCREEN READER can be installed in an
Android box.  A thing or two might change in the future, or someone out
there may come up with a hack that would get several adrenalins pumping
high!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado







Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Hi Gene:

If you're seeking to be able to use MP3 DirectCut and related apps, an
Android tablet won't be your friend! The likes of such apps HAVE NOT YET
BEEN PORTED OVER to Androidville and such a porting may never happen.

Eloquence is gone in Androidville; it was pulled by CodeFactory 'cause,
according to it, it wasn't making enough pennies. Furthermore, CodeFactory
WOULD NOT UPDATE its 32BIT CODE to a 64Bit one which Google requires for all
apps in the Play Store. Only those who had previously purchased Eloquence
enjoy grandfather status. Vocalizer is a TTS engine from the same company
and it is still being actively developed; sure costs a lot less than
Eloquence!

The Android OS is a different animal with its peculiar learning curve. As
of the present moment, NO WINDOWS SCREEN READER can be installed in an
Android box. A thing or two might change in the future, or someone out
there may come up with a hack that would get several adrenalins pumping
high!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


John Holcomb II
 

Yeah but you have to be in Ohio don’t you?

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Angela Randall
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 7:36 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

That is so cool. I've been researching to get a new computer because my Chromebook doesn't work with software that I have to use with my crafting machine anyway another thing that might help you guys is 80 of Ohio for assistive technology of Ohio has computers for $60. I got my first laptop from there years ago and when I upgraded for school / college I got a new computer through the bsvi. Anyway that is it going to organization if you can afford it. You might check into that if something else doesn't work for me too.

 

On Sun, May 2, 2021, 7:16 PM Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:

My tablet folded with its keyboard. I could put it in a big purse and take it anywhere.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 6:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

But (and this is another option to consider), a convertible laptop could be used as a tablet with the keyboard folding down into the unit.

John





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 6:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Yeah… or if they are cheaper they’re the older ones that came out more with Windows 8, and have such low  hard drive storage that you can’t upgrade to Windows 10 easily.

John



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  <main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 5:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Windows tablets that I have seen are expensive.,

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

From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@...>

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:44 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



I’d rather get a Windows tablet.



I’d like an idea of the price of a good Windows tablet.



Gene

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

From: Carolyn Arnold <mailto:4carolyna@...>

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:40 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Gene, I don't think you could find an iPad for less than a computer for the blind, but you could an Amazon Kindle, or for maybe the same price. Also, the RCA Pro is an Android tablet. I just simply, literally despised the keyboard that came with the one I had though. I thought it was clumsy and sluggish. I never gain proficiency on it, like I have, on all thingds, the screen one on my iPhone. It could be that I have worked harder on the iPhone, and had more information about how to use it than I did the one on that tablet. Nevertheless, the RCA Pro is a good buy, if they still have them.

Because of my tablet experience, I had no intention of getting a keyboard for my iPhone, and another reason for that was to have to have some kind of peripheral with it. On the tablet, the keyboard was attached, but it could be removed, and you could use just the touch screen, which was a big one, probably almost the size of one of a desk top.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.

But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well.

I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Veronica Kirk <mailto:veronicaa.kirk@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?


I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.



On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>  <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks for your help. Jim

















John Holcomb II
 

With Windows you could have narrator, NVDA or JAWS, take your pick.
And there's probably a few more screen readers I'm forgetting about.
LEASY could be used too.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 7:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

iPad and Android have VoiceOver and TalkBack, respectively. I guess Windows would have Narrator? I wonder if it is as compatible as iPad and Android. I found TalkBack good for reading books, since it is synthesized, but better than most synthesized voices.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 6:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

Yeah… or if they are cheaper they’re the older ones that came out more with Windows 8, and have such low hard drive storage that you can’t upgrade to Windows 10 easily.

John



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 5:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Windows tablets that I have seen are expensive.,

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

From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@gmail.com>

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:44 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



I’d rather get a Windows tablet.



I’d like an idea of the price of a good Windows tablet.



Gene

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

From: Carolyn Arnold <mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net>

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:40 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Gene, I don't think you could find an iPad for less than a computer for the blind, but you could an Amazon Kindle, or for maybe the same price. Also, the RCA Pro is an Android tablet. I just simply, literally despised the keyboard that came with the one I had though. I thought it was clumsy and sluggish. I never gain proficiency on it, like I have, on all thingds, the screen one on my iPhone. It could be that I have worked harder on the iPhone, and had more information about how to use it than I did the one on that tablet. Nevertheless, the RCA Pro is a good buy, if they still have them.

Because of my tablet experience, I had no intention of getting a keyboard for my iPhone, and another reason for that was to have to have some kind of peripheral with it. On the tablet, the keyboard was attached, but it could be removed, and you could use just the touch screen, which was a big one, probably almost the size of one of a desk top.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase. the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.

But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard. I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well.

I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Veronica Kirk <mailto:veronicaa.kirk@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?


I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while. It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
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To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.



On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org <http://www.computersfortheblind.org> <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks for your help. Jim


Angela Randall
 

That is so cool. I've been researching to get a new computer because my Chromebook doesn't work with software that I have to use with my crafting machine anyway another thing that might help you guys is 80 of Ohio for assistive technology of Ohio has computers for $60. I got my first laptop from there years ago and when I upgraded for school / college I got a new computer through the bsvi. Anyway that is it going to organization if you can afford it. You might check into that if something else doesn't work for me too.


On Sun, May 2, 2021, 7:16 PM Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
My tablet folded with its keyboard. I could put it in a big purse and take it anywhere.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 6:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

But (and this is another option to consider), a convertible laptop could be used as a tablet with the keyboard folding down into the unit.

John





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 6:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Yeah… or if they are cheaper they’re the older ones that came out more with Windows 8, and have such low  hard drive storage that you can’t upgrade to Windows 10 easily.

John



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  <main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 5:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Windows tablets that I have seen are expensive.,

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

From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@...>

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:44 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



I’d rather get a Windows tablet.



I’d like an idea of the price of a good Windows tablet.



Gene

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

From: Carolyn Arnold <mailto:4carolyna@...>

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:40 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Gene, I don't think you could find an iPad for less than a computer for the blind, but you could an Amazon Kindle, or for maybe the same price. Also, the RCA Pro is an Android tablet. I just simply, literally despised the keyboard that came with the one I had though. I thought it was clumsy and sluggish. I never gain proficiency on it, like I have, on all thingds, the screen one on my iPhone. It could be that I have worked harder on the iPhone, and had more information about how to use it than I did the one on that tablet. Nevertheless, the RCA Pro is a good buy, if they still have them.

Because of my tablet experience, I had no intention of getting a keyboard for my iPhone, and another reason for that was to have to have some kind of peripheral with it. On the tablet, the keyboard was attached, but it could be removed, and you could use just the touch screen, which was a big one, probably almost the size of one of a desk top.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.

But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well.

I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.

Gene
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From: Veronica Kirk <mailto:veronicaa.kirk@...>
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To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
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I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
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Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.



On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>  <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>





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Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks for your help. Jim


















Carolyn Arnold
 

My tablet folded with its keyboard. I could put it in a big purse and take it anywhere.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 6:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
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But (and this is another option to consider), a convertible laptop could be used as a tablet with the keyboard folding down into the unit.

John





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Yeah… or if they are cheaper they’re the older ones that came out more with Windows 8, and have such low hard drive storage that you can’t upgrade to Windows 10 easily.

John



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Windows tablets that I have seen are expensive.,

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From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@gmail.com>

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Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:44 PM

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I’d rather get a Windows tablet.



I’d like an idea of the price of a good Windows tablet.



Gene

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From: Carolyn Arnold <mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net>

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:40 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Gene, I don't think you could find an iPad for less than a computer for the blind, but you could an Amazon Kindle, or for maybe the same price. Also, the RCA Pro is an Android tablet. I just simply, literally despised the keyboard that came with the one I had though. I thought it was clumsy and sluggish. I never gain proficiency on it, like I have, on all thingds, the screen one on my iPhone. It could be that I have worked harder on the iPhone, and had more information about how to use it than I did the one on that tablet. Nevertheless, the RCA Pro is a good buy, if they still have them.

Because of my tablet experience, I had no intention of getting a keyboard for my iPhone, and another reason for that was to have to have some kind of peripheral with it. On the tablet, the keyboard was attached, but it could be removed, and you could use just the touch screen, which was a big one, probably almost the size of one of a desk top.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase. the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.

But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard. I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well.

I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.

Gene
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From: Veronica Kirk <mailto:veronicaa.kirk@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?


I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while. It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
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To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.



On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org <http://www.computersfortheblind.org> <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
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Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks for your help. Jim


Carolyn Arnold
 

iPad and Android have VoiceOver and TalkBack, respectively. I guess Windows would have Narrator? I wonder if it is as compatible as iPad and Android. I found TalkBack good for reading books, since it is synthesized, but better than most synthesized voices.

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 6:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
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Yeah… or if they are cheaper they’re the older ones that came out more with Windows 8, and have such low hard drive storage that you can’t upgrade to Windows 10 easily.

John



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 5:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
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Windows tablets that I have seen are expensive.,

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From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@gmail.com>

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:44 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



I’d rather get a Windows tablet.



I’d like an idea of the price of a good Windows tablet.



Gene

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

From: Carolyn Arnold <mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net>

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:40 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Gene, I don't think you could find an iPad for less than a computer for the blind, but you could an Amazon Kindle, or for maybe the same price. Also, the RCA Pro is an Android tablet. I just simply, literally despised the keyboard that came with the one I had though. I thought it was clumsy and sluggish. I never gain proficiency on it, like I have, on all thingds, the screen one on my iPhone. It could be that I have worked harder on the iPhone, and had more information about how to use it than I did the one on that tablet. Nevertheless, the RCA Pro is a good buy, if they still have them.

Because of my tablet experience, I had no intention of getting a keyboard for my iPhone, and another reason for that was to have to have some kind of peripheral with it. On the tablet, the keyboard was attached, but it could be removed, and you could use just the touch screen, which was a big one, probably almost the size of one of a desk top.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase. the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.

But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard. I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well.

I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.

Gene
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From: Veronica Kirk <mailto:veronicaa.kirk@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?


I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while. It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
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To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.



On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org <http://www.computersfortheblind.org> <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
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Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks for your help. Jim


Monte Single
 

Hi Gene,

 

What kind of tablet are you thinking of?

You know the flavours, Ipad, Android, or Windows.

Both the ipad and windows tablets are more expensive than a new, basic  win10 machine.

Many of the android tablets  are less expensive,  but I think you would get more for your money with a purchase from Computers for the Blind.

As a Canadian, I cannot access services from Computers for the blind,  but, overall, I have heard more good than bad comments on these lists    FOR THAT ORGANIZATION.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: May 2, 2021 1:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.

 

But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well. 

 

I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks for your help. Jim

 


John Holcomb II
 

But (and this is another option to consider), a convertible laptop could be used as a tablet with the keyboard folding down into the unit.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 6:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Yeah… or if they are cheaper they’re the older ones that came out more with Windows 8, and have such low  hard drive storage that you can’t upgrade to Windows 10 easily.

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 5:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Windows tablets that I have seen are expensive.,

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

From: Gene

Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:44 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

I’d rather get a Windows tablet.

 

I’d like an idea of the price of a good Windows tablet. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:40 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Gene, I don't think you could find an iPad for less than a computer for the blind, but you could an Amazon Kindle, or for maybe the same price. Also, the RCA Pro is an Android tablet. I just simply, literally despised the keyboard that came with the one I had though. I thought it was clumsy and sluggish. I never gain proficiency on it, like I have, on all thingds, the screen one on my iPhone. It could be that I have worked harder on the iPhone, and had more information about how to use it than I did the one on that tablet. Nevertheless, the RCA Pro is a good buy, if they still have them.

Because of my tablet experience, I had no intention of getting a keyboard for my iPhone, and another reason for that was to have to have some kind of peripheral with it. On the tablet, the keyboard was attached, but it could be removed, and you could use just the touch screen, which was a big one, probably almost the size of one of a desk top.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.
 
But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well.
 
I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Veronica Kirk <mailto:veronicaa.kirk@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.iomailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks for your help. Jim









John Holcomb II
 

Yeah… or if they are cheaper they’re the older ones that came out more with Windows 8, and have such low  hard drive storage that you can’t upgrade to Windows 10 easily.

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 5:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Windows tablets that I have seen are expensive.,

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

From: Gene

Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:44 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

I’d rather get a Windows tablet.

 

I’d like an idea of the price of a good Windows tablet. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:40 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Gene, I don't think you could find an iPad for less than a computer for the blind, but you could an Amazon Kindle, or for maybe the same price. Also, the RCA Pro is an Android tablet. I just simply, literally despised the keyboard that came with the one I had though. I thought it was clumsy and sluggish. I never gain proficiency on it, like I have, on all thingds, the screen one on my iPhone. It could be that I have worked harder on the iPhone, and had more information about how to use it than I did the one on that tablet. Nevertheless, the RCA Pro is a good buy, if they still have them.

Because of my tablet experience, I had no intention of getting a keyboard for my iPhone, and another reason for that was to have to have some kind of peripheral with it. On the tablet, the keyboard was attached, but it could be removed, and you could use just the touch screen, which was a big one, probably almost the size of one of a desk top.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.
 
But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well.
 
I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Veronica Kirk <mailto:veronicaa.kirk@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.iomailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks for your help. Jim










Loy
 


Windows tablets that I have seen are expensive.,

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

I’d rather get a Windows tablet.
 
I’d like an idea of the price of a good Windows tablet. 
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:40 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
 
Gene, I don't think you could find an iPad for less than a computer for the blind, but you could an Amazon Kindle, or for maybe the same price. Also, the RCA Pro is an Android tablet. I just simply, literally despised the keyboard that came with the one I had though. I thought it was clumsy and sluggish. I never gain proficiency on it, like I have, on all thingds, the screen one on my iPhone. It could be that I have worked harder on the iPhone, and had more information about how to use it than I did the one on that tablet. Nevertheless, the RCA Pro is a good buy, if they still have them.

Because of my tablet experience, I had no intention of getting a keyboard for my iPhone, and another reason for that was to have to have some kind of peripheral with it. On the tablet, the keyboard was attached, but it could be removed, and you could use just the touch screen, which was a big one, probably almost the size of one of a desk top.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.
 
But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well.
 
I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Veronica Kirk <mailto:veronicaa.kirk@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks for your help. Jim











John Holcomb II
 

Yeah unless their call dialing apps.

That being said if you want that functionality VoIP does  exist as both free and paid options which would also let you text.

John

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 4:31 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

 

Do all the apps I see discussed for Android phones work with android tablets?  I would think they would but I don’t want to assume.

 

Gene


Gene
 

I would have to get used to using a modifier key with quick navigation commands, but it appears similar aside from that. 
 
Of course, there may be more comments as time goes on from others, but the discussion so far has been quite helpful.  I’ll keep an Android tablet in mind but for now, because I’m curious about Windows 10 I’ll gamble on Computers for the Blind.  but an Android tablet is something I might consider later. 
 
Do all the apps I see discussed for Android phones work with android tablets?  I would think they would but I don’t want to assume.
 
Gene

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Gene
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Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 3:19 PM
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He is asking about the web.   Here, this might help you.

https://support.google.com/accessibility/android/answer/6110948?hl=en#zippy=%2Cdefault-keymap

John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 4:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

I did not have much trouble learning gestures with the Pro, as it had that keyboard. I did some touch-screen though. I just hated the keyboard for typing though.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 4:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

No.  Perhaps I should consider it.  I didn’t want to learn a new operating system but maybe it wouldn’t be that much different.  Also, there are a few programs I’d like to use that may not be available in Android versions like MP3 Direct Cut, Tapin Radio, and perhaps one or two others.
 
Gene
 
From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
 

You’re  not gonna find a Windows tablit anywhere near as cheap as Computers for the blind.

The cheapeast iPad isn’t that cheap either.

Have you used android before?

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.

 

But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well.

 

I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.

 

Gene

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

From: Veronica Kirk <mailto:veronicaa.kirk@...>

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks for your help. Jim
















John Holcomb II
 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 4:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

I did not have much trouble learning gestures with the Pro, as it had that keyboard. I did some touch-screen though. I just hated the keyboard for typing though.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 4:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

No. Perhaps I should consider it. I didn’t want to learn a new operating system but maybe it wouldn’t be that much different. Also, there are a few programs I’d like to use that may not be available in Android versions like MP3 Direct Cut, Tapin Radio, and perhaps one or two others.

Gene

From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?


You’re not gonna find a Windows tablit anywhere near as cheap as Computers for the blind.

The cheapeast iPad isn’t that cheap either.

Have you used android before?

John



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase. the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.



But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard. I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well.



I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.



Gene

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

From: Veronica Kirk <mailto:veronicaa.kirk@gmail.com>

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while. It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.



On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks for your help. Jim


Carolyn Arnold
 

I did not have much trouble learning gestures with the Pro, as it had that keyboard. I did some touch-screen though. I just hated the keyboard for typing though.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 4:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

No. Perhaps I should consider it. I didn’t want to learn a new operating system but maybe it wouldn’t be that much different. Also, there are a few programs I’d like to use that may not be available in Android versions like MP3 Direct Cut, Tapin Radio, and perhaps one or two others.

Gene

From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?


You’re not gonna find a Windows tablit anywhere near as cheap as Computers for the blind.

The cheapeast iPad isn’t that cheap either.

Have you used android before?

John



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 3:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase. the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.



But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard. I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well.



I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.



Gene

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

From: Veronica Kirk <mailto:veronicaa.kirk@gmail.com>

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while. It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.



On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?



Thanks for your help. Jim