Re: Doing Google Searches
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My email address is knitqueen2007@... if you need to ask me something.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of anthony borg
Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2017 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Doing Google Searches
Is it possible to contact you out of list as I need to ask you something please?
The other day I was trying to do a search for a song on youtube. It was a very rare oldie I was trying to find for the music group I'm on. I couldn't find the song so I had to ask a member of the list if they had it. As far as google, I don't use the down-arrow to find search results. I use the H for headings and sometimes I can find what I'm looking for. If I go to a new site and try to find something, I don't always know what I'm looking for until I become familiar with that site. A good example of that is an oldies station I sometimes listen to. Since I'm familiar with that site, I can do the find command and look for the "listen live" link.
My point is this. Sometimes you can't always find something by searching no matter how hard you try. That's why we have email lists--so we can ask questions if we get stuck.
I agree that just telling somone to just google that is very harch. You can't always find what you are looking forand if you do you will have take a very long time down arrowing to find what you want. The sighted can just look at their screens and see what they want but we can't. People who tell somone on lists to just google it are the ones who are lazy they don't want to help and thats what email lists are for. If you can't ask for help or ask a question with out getting critisized then why even have email list att and why are people even on list in the first place? Maybe that person has lready has googled it but they could not find what they were looking for. This even does happen to the sighted but because we are blind we are just not soposed to ask for help that seems to be a great sin in the blind community asking for help because we are soposed to be super independent. Some people might need more training and we are all not at the same leavel of independence as others are and neither were they either. It's often easier and faster to post a question and ask for help on an email list than it is to just google it. You will also get better results because the answers that you get come from other people who have found a sultion to your problem. I am very greatful and very thankful for all of the help that I have received from people on lists and if I can help I will do so.
On 8/18/2017 11:02 PM, Andy wrote: