Re: RCFV software beta
Often enough to make many articles not properly readable, names or parts of sentences are presented as links. I don't know if I will play with this software but I wonder how it compares to reading views you can use in firefox and in Chrome, using an attachment in Chrome.
If links aren't somehow evaluated as to whether they should remain in the text, such a feature would be, for the most part, useless.
for example the sentence, Link: President Trump end of link signed the bill addressing the aid request for link: hurricane disaster, end of link, relief. With links removed, the sentence would read signed the bill addressing the request for relief.
I don't know if people pay attention to how often links are proper names or refer to something like an ongoing story.
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Tony Zackin is developing software which, while not specifically aimed at blind users, includes a couple of features, such as a text browser, which might be of interest. If you'd like to find out more and try it out, please see Tony's information below.
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From: Tony Zackin <tzackin@...>
Date: Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 9:19 AM
Subject: RCFV software beta
To: Quentin Christensen <quentin@...>
Attached is information regarding the installation of the latest release of my software, RCFV. I have played with it using NVDA and found that it seems to work adequately. Of course, the program is designed for power users so any average user, sighted or not, might have some issues using it. Despite that, I think some members of your community might find it useful. If so, I would be inclined to tweak it a bit to make it more user friendly, if necessary, for use with NVDA. Please feel free to distribute it as is. It is currently freeware and will probably remain so although that is not set in stone.
If the software is not useful for your community that is fine but if you guys do see some value in using it please get back to me at tony.zackin@... with any suggestions for improving it, particularly for your needs.
Thanks for your attention.
On Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 4:40 AM <tony.zackin@...> wrote:
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Subject: New beta version of RCFV plus new tutorials
The latest beta version of RCFV is 0.0.0.2192.4670 and can be downloaded from the shared folder
Before doing anything please read the download instructions below.
If you already have an older version of RCFV installed please uninstall it first. You can manually run “unins000.exe” in “Program Files\RCFV” or “Program Files (x86)\RCFV” or just uninstall via “Programs and Features” in the Control Panel.
In additon to the RCFV setup code there are some new tutorials which I urge you to read before playing with the program. More tutorials will be coming in the future.
I recommend that you download the setup file using either the Firefox or MS Edge browser. If you use Chrome you will get a warning because this is new software and you may have difficulty downloading it without changing the Chrome security settings. Please note that RCFV is now digitially signed. That, in and of itself, doesn’t make it secure, but it should assure you that the software is from my company, Takamomto, LLC and has not been tampered with by a third party. To reassure you I recommend that before running the setup program you submit it to an online virus scan at https://www.virustotal.com by either dragging and dropping or selecting the setup exe file from your download directory. Please notify me at the email address below if the virus scan is not “clean”.
Please note that since this is a “new” program many anti-virus programs, including MS Defender, may mark it as a suspicious application. Since you won’t be installing it unless it passed the online virus scan you should allow your system to install it. The way you override such a warning depends on the software involved but I trust that you can Google how to do this if you do not know. Windows built-in MS Defender will “protect” you from new and unrecognized applications with a pop-up as displayed below. Just select “More info” and then “Run anyway” on the subsequent screen and you should be good to go.
Any feedback about the program or tutorials would be appreciated at rcfvbeta@....
Thanks in advance for any and all help.