how to get to computers for the blind?


Jim Rawls
 

Thanks for your help. Jim


John Holcomb II
 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <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


Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

In this case, Google is your friend. I just conducted this particular search two days ago. Go to Google and type in:

"computers for the Blind" Texas

If you put in Texas, you can skip all the AFB links that come up first. Please note that "Computers for the Blind" is in quotes, telling Google to look for this as a "string", all one term. Net searching really isn't that hard. May I recommend to you a book sold by NBP called Google it, by Anna Dresner. $20.00 investment is well worth the price.

Ann P.

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Gerald Levy
 


Well, well, howdy stranger, welcome back.  I hope you are feeling better.


Gerald



On 4/29/2021 10:41 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

In this case, Google is your friend.  I just conducted this particular search two days ago.  Go to Google and type in:

"computers for the Blind" Texas

If you put in Texas, you can skip all the AFB links that come up first. Please note that "Computers for the Blind" is in quotes, telling Google to look for this as a "string", all one term.   Net searching really isn't that hard.  May I recommend to you a book sold by NBP called Google it, by Anna Dresner.  $20.00 investment is well worth the price.

Ann P.


Steve Matzura
 

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 <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



Laz
 

When I ordered a computer from them some years back I became aware
that a couple of friends of mine had just ordered theirs as well. Mine
seemd to be fine while they both had to return theirs because there
were obvious problems with them. I even updated it successfully to
Windows 10. It served me well enough for a couple of years before
things started going wrong with it. I still have it but it won't start
up anymore. With the help of one of my sons I discovered it only had 3
gigs of RAM.

Stay well,

Laz

On 4/29/21, Steve Matzura <number6@noisynotes.com> wrote:
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 <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





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John Holcomb II
 

Could be a power supply issue maybe?
3 gigs isn't a lot by today's stanrdards either although you still see Windows desktops sold with 4 at say BestBuy.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laz
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:54 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

When I ordered a computer from them some years back I became aware that a couple of friends of mine had just ordered theirs as well. Mine seemd to be fine while they both had to return theirs because there were obvious problems with them. I even updated it successfully to Windows 10. It served me well enough for a couple of years before things started going wrong with it. I still have it but it won't start up anymore. With the help of one of my sons I discovered it only had 3 gigs of RAM.

Stay well,

Laz

On 4/29/21, Steve Matzura <number6@noisynotes.com> wrote:
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 <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






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Email: laz@talkingmp3players.com
Phone: 727-498-0121
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr


Jim Rawls
 

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 <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

 


Janet
 

                                Thank you Steve and Laz. 

I just recently introduced these guys who sell computers to the blind people in the community in the state where I live.   and I’ve only heard good things about them until I seen both of your messages, so this is good for me to know. 

Thank you both again. 

 

Janet

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:53 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 <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

 


Steve Matzura
 

They may have improved, upped their game so to speak, and if so, then that can't be anything but good for all concerned. There was another outfit years ago in Rhode Island that got themselves a terrible rep for shoddy workmanship and virtually no end-user support. I think they're gone now.


On 4/29/2021 10:17 PM, Janet wrote:

                                Thank you Steve and Laz. 

I just recently introduced these guys who sell computers to the blind people in the community in the state where I live.   and I’ve only heard good things about them until I seen both of your messages, so this is good for me to know. 

Thank you both again. 

 

Janet

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:53 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 <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



Veronica Kirk
 

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 <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

 


Gene
 

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

 


Veronica Kirk
 

I have not used a tablet, so I cannot give an opinion on that.  I am glad, however, to have both a windows 10 computer and a windows 7.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:12 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

 


Carolyn Arnold
 

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@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] 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


Gene
 

I want both, which is one reason I haven’t upgraded my machine. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
 

I have not used a tablet, so I cannot give an opinion on that.  I am glad, however, to have both a windows 10 computer and a windows 7.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:12 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
 

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-----

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

 


Gene
 

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











Loy
 


I have used a fire tablet, which is very reasonable in price. I have an IPad and a laptop and desktop computer both running Win10. I personally don't care much for the tablets except for listening to books and music etc. I find them difficult to hold comfortably with arthritic hands. IPhone is much easier to use than the larger tablets. I use my older desktop over the newer laptop and I like Windows 10 over Windows 7.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

I want both, which is one reason I haven’t upgraded my machine. 
 
Gene
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Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
 

I have not used a tablet, so I cannot give an opinion on that.  I am glad, however, to have both a windows 10 computer and a windows 7.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:12 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

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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

 


Gene
 

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
 

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:44 PM
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-----

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
 

Here’s a link which  should help you.

The Best Windows Tablets for 2021 | PCMag

 

 

I personally wouldn’t get anything less t than Core I5 and 8GB of ram.

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 3:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
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