- An unusual but potentially very useful idea about sounds
Re: An unusual but potentially very useful idea about sounds
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This seriously sounds like an amazing idea.
Assistive Technology instructor in training, JAWS Sertified.
On Dec 14, 2017, at 4:46 AM, Gene <gsasner@...
People who have followed my comments about sounds
may believe that I don't see much use in sounds in general. That isn't the
case. I think many sounds people rely on don't give much useful
information or duplicate very easily gotten information already available but
here is an idea for sounds that give unavailable information or information that
is not conveniently available.
Awhile ago, I got a new set of headphones that are
unusually efficient. They are so efficient that I can hear the sounds of
the processor working softly. I was initially going to buy an adapter with
a volume control to get rid of the sounds but I found that they were
useful. For example, if I am normalizing a file, the processor makes a
certain kind of sound when I'm using the program I normalize with. I don't
have to check to see when normalization is finished nor do I need a specific
sound, nonexistent, to tell me. I just wait for the processor sound to
stop. The same when I'm copying long files. I don't have to check
periodically. If I'm downloading something, again, my processor makes a
certain repetetive sound. I know when the download has finished by simply
not hearing that sound any longer. The same for uploads. I can tell
when my computer shuts down because the processor sound stops. I can tell,
if I issue the reboot command when the shutdown has ended. That tells me
that the reboot should be starting because a certain sound is heard.
I can tell my computer is rebooting and hasn't
gotten stuck because I can hear certain specific sounds during boot up.
Others may find other useful sounds. Should there be a feature in NVDA or
an add on that allows the user to hear such sounds, properly amplified, when
desired? They would be played through the sound card and heard over
speakers or headphones, whatever is being used. the function could be
toggled on and off.
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