Re: Dropbox innaccessibility again


Gene
 

I doubt there is a universal spell checker.  E-mail programs generally have their own spell checkers.  Outlook Express doesn't have it's own spell checker.  There is at least one spell checker that can be used but I don’t know how good it is.
 
If you are using a browser to send a message, incorrectly spelled words are flagged but I am not aware of suggestions, just the flag.  At times, I use a word processor with a spell checker to write and spell check something and then paste it into the web site's editor.
 
I don't know if there are formatting proboems doing this and I often correct spelling errors manually in the web site editor.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, June 18, 2018 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Dropbox innaccessibility again

What is a solution for a spell checker if one does not have Office installed?

I have office both at home and at work, and I rely on a spell checker to make sure I don’t send out misspelled words.

I recall the JawsLite list used to offer a spell checker utility that when installed, gave a spell checker for eMail clients.

I’m not sure if captcha is in the dictionary, but for other instances, it is a must.

I think that most Blind folks who lost their sight early on are bad spellers, since we listen to material more than we read it in Braille.

I know that my spelling is not as good as it was when I could read print.

But it is important for us to send messages without misspelled words.

Glenn

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2018 5:33 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Dropbox innaccessibility again

 

It isn't a typo.  It is the result of the chronic and widespread practice of a lot of blind people not checking spelling of unfamiliar words and relying on speech for the spelling.  it doesn't matter what you explain or how.  If you write to a business or web site administrator or whomever in a business capacity, and misspell the name of the thing you are writing about, you lose considerable credibility and do not look competent. 

 

And how do you know that the thought doesn't arise in the recipient, "If the person is misspelling the name to this extent, maybe the person doesn't know how to use the captcha.  If you want credibility in the sighted business and other professional worlds, spell correctly and use correct names.  A typographical error is mistyping;  This is misspelling.  and this issue goes much further.  If you don't check names to be sure the spelling is correct, for example of the person you are writing to, you might use a w at the end of a name when you should use o u g h.  and in your specific case, someone might spell Brian with a y instead of with an I or visa versa.  And the list goes on. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2018 2:28 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Dropbox innaccessibility again

 

You are worrying about typos. We know what we mean. If I was writing to a
company I'd explain the actual issue without trying to use buzz words for
them.
 Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Laz" <laz@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2018 7:51 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Dropbox innaccessibility again


> Sure, but if one is going to write a company to complain about their
> use of quote captures unquote on their web site, they're either going
> to think you're nuts or won't know what you're talking about. It's a
> good idea to call something what it is or one won't get very far. It's
> like going to a deli and asking for a cam shaft sandwich when one
> should have said Corned Beef Hash instead. the two phrases are
> different things just as capture and captcha are two totally different
> things.
>
> Laz
>
> On 6/16/18, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:
>> Actually, i've even spelled it correctly and most people don't even know
>> what that even is called. Lol! I didn't even know the term until maybe
>> 2012.
>> and even my sighted relitaves don't get it. they are like, what is that
>> and
>> I don't understand.
>>
>>> On Jun 16, 2018, at 9:17 AM, Daniel Hawkins
>>> <computersassociated@...> wrote:
>>>
>>> That is good to know, I would have spelled it wrong too. This is why I
>>> need to use the spell by character more often. Thanks for the tip!
>>> Daniel Hawkins
>>> computersassociated@... <mailto:computersassociated@...>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> On Jun 16, 2018, at 11:15 AM, Gene <gsasner@...
>>>> <mailto:gsasner@...>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> The word is c a p t c h a, captcha.  If you write to someone
>>>> complaining
>>>> about inaccessible captures, you will loose credibility.
>>>>
>>>> Gene
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>
>>>> From: Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
>>>> <mailto:bglists@...>
>>>> Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:57 AM
>>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Dropbox innaccessibility again
>>>>
>>>> I don't think so, is there no audio version?
>>>>  The problem is everyone these days is security paranoid. I did not
>>>> know
>>>>
>>>> about the capchar, but I have just sent them an email about the
>>>> inaccessible
>>>> dialogues and messages.
>>>>  I also have a big list of some of the problems on the dev list but no
>>>> dev
>>>> has commented. I shall turn it into a ticket if i get time this
>>>> weekend.
>>>>
>>>> However if its not possible to tweak nvda to get these things to read,
>>>> not
>>>> withstanding the cap char then i feel that somebody in NVDA a
>>>> programmer
>>>>
>>>> really needs to have a word with them as they talk the same language. A
>>>> lot
>>>> of it is written in python QT and C. It should be perfectly possible to
>>>> fix
>>>> the dialogues as they made them work before.
>>>>  As for the Capchar, Google is gradually removing those in favour of a
>>>> question based system like.
>>>>  If the sky is cloudy is it blue.
>>>>  To which the answer is no of course.
>>>> I particularly like the one that says in the edit field, if you are not
>>>> a
>>>>
>>>> robot leave this field blank.
>>>> Brian
>>>>
>>>> bglists@... <mailto:bglists@...>
>>>> Sent via blueyonder.
>>>> Please address personal email to:-
>>>> briang1@... <mailto:briang1@...>, putting
>>>> 'Brian Gaff'
>>>> in the display name field.
>>>> This message sent from a Windows XP machine!
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "Roger Stewart" <paganus2@... <mailto:paganus2@...>>
>>>> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>
>>>> Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2018 3:46 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Dropbox innaccessibility again
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> > Also, it's now very difficult to accept an invite from another person
>>>> > to
>>>> > share a folder. You used to just get an email and it says who is
>>>> > asking
>>>> >
>>>> > you to share and there are 2 buttons--one says accept and the other
>>>> > says
>>>> > decline. That was so easy! Now you are taken to a web page of some
>>>> > kind
>>>> >
>>>> > and it asks you to solve a captcha and this can no longer be done as
>>>> > Webvisum is finished for Firefox, and I know of nothing like it that
>>>> > works
>>>> > with any other browser. Seems like dropbox wants us to just go away.
>>>> >
>>>> > Roger
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > On 6/16/2018 6:34 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
>>>> >> I wanted to share a folder today, but it seems on the current
>>>> >> version
>>>> >>
>>>> >> this dialogue no longer works with nvda either. it just is a blank
>>>> >> page
>>>> >> saying its the shaere with another user item, but just like the
>>>> >> preferences and the delete from all machines and devices one its
>>>> >> totally
>>>> >> empty of any controls that read at all.
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Anyone care to comment?
>>>> >> If its also happening in windows 10 maybe we can write en masse to
>>>> >> Dropbox to get them to correct this.
>>>> >> Brian
>>>> >>
>>>> >> bglists@... <mailto:bglists@...>
>>>> >> Sent via blueyonder.
>>>> >> Please address personal E-mail to:-
>>>> >> briang1@... <mailto:briang1@...>, putting
>>>> >> 'Brian Gaff'
>>>> >> in the display name field.
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >
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