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Re: Eloquence or something as good for NVDA

James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...>
 

Hi,
 
I seem to always have a million different projects that I want to try.  But, I will take a look at the on board voices on my Windows 10 machine soon.
 
Cheers,
 
James B
 
 
 

Sent: Monday, July 23, 2018 3:38 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Eloquence or something as good for NVDA
 

All I have to say is Eloquence sucks along with ESPeak. If you are running WIN 8.x or 10 the on board MS One Core or SAPI 5 ones are great.

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> on behalf of James Bentley <bentleyj1952@attnet>
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2018 4:36:24 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Eloquence or something as good for NVDA
 
What a coincidence that your email came through right now!  I was going to download that right after checking a few emails.
 
I will post my opinion in a day or 2.
 
James B
 
 
 
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2018 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Eloquence or something as good for NVDA
 
I still think you might like the speech player in Espeak add on.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "James Bentley" <bentleyj1952@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2018 9:59 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Eloquence or something as good for NVDA


I haven’t heard from Richard yet but my impression was that he wanted to
discuss East Texas and other things related to where we live.

After reading your last post, I am pretty certain that I will just use
Eloquence from Code Factory when I come up with the cash.  And, just use the
original NVDA voice on a thumb drive when I want to have speech on a
computer outside of my home.

Gene, thank you for your input.  I sure wouldn’t have been impressed if I
paid around $40,for lousy speech.  Especially since I am so impressed with
NVDA itself.

As I learn more, I will probably be interested in what some of the NVDA add
ons do but I have my plate full right now since I am also learning how to
use Chrome.

Cheers,

James B



From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2018 3:44 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Elequence or something as good for NVDA

There is something else to consider.  First, I may have misunderstood the
request to take the sub ject off list.  It might have referred to where
people live.  I often see people take topics of general interest off lists
and I first thought the request referred to the Eloquence discussion.

As far as the SAPI 5 versus the add on is concerned, I don't think you can
use the SAPI 5 verxsion unless it is installed on the computer you want to
use it with.  I suspect, though you would have to check, that you can use
the add with a portable version and that it would run with the rest of NVDA
from a thumb drive.  Perhaps, considering the problem of artifacts, you
might want to have both versions, depending on where you are going to use
the artifact.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2018 3:38 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Elequence or something as good for NVDA

Why do people want to take things off list that are of general interest.
This is such a topic.  There are demos of the Code Factory SAPI 5 Eloquence
and of the add on, which has both Eloquence and another series of voices.
The Eloquence in the add on, I don't recall who makes and distributes it,
has lots of artifacts and is significantly inferior for that reason.  All
sorts of unwanted and annoying sounds occur.  the other synthesizer included
is fine, but not the Eloquence.

I suggest trying either or both demos when deciding what you might want to
use.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Richard Wells
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2018 1:56 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Elequence or something as good for NVDA

Write me privately at richwels@... and I'll talk more about this.




On 7/22/2018 1:48 PM, James Bentley wrote:

  Do you know if the Code Factory version is the best.

  I have heard that at least one of the 2 versions out there is glitchy.

  James B


  From: Richard Wells
  Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2018 1:03 PM
  To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
  Subject: Re: [nvda] Elequence or something as good for NVDA

  James, they allow three installations of Eloquence if you are referring to
the Code Factory product.




  On 7/22/2018 10:01 AM, James Bentley wrote:

    Hi all,

    I have questions about diffferent  voices for NVDA

    If I purchase Elequence for NVDA, do I have to pay around 40 dollars for
each PC that I am using?

    Can the portible NVDA be set up with Elequence or something almost as
good?

    Thanks,

    James B













O.T.: Wildfires in Greece

Mallard
 

Hello Eleni,

If I understand well, you're in Greece.
I've read and I'm hearing right now about the terrible wildfires in Athens and elsewhere, with casualties, injured people, and a lot of people who had to leave their homes.

I hope you and your loved ones aren't affected. In any case, please pass on my solidarity and prayers to anyone who might be involved.

Ciao,
Ollie


Re: Eloquence or something as good for NVDA

James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...>
 

Hi Sarah,
 
Yes ESpeak is.  Here is the link.
 
 
By the way, I think this voice sounds like he has a cold.  But, I also like trying new voices.  You never know when you might find that perfect one.
 
James B
 
 
 
 
 

Sent: Monday, July 23, 2018 3:38 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Eloquence or something as good for NVDA
 

I’ve not tried the speach player. Is that on the official add ons website if so I will give this A try and see how I myself like it. I love the 1core voices, but its’ good to try somethingn different in case the 1core decide to crash or something.

On 23 Jul 2018, at 13:36, James Bentley wrote:

What a coincidence that your email came through right now!  I was going to download that right after checking a few emails.
 
I will post my opinion in a day or 2.
 
James B
 
 
 
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2018 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Eloquence or something as good for NVDA
 
I still think you might like the speech player in Espeak add on.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "James Bentley" <bentleyj1952@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2018 9:59 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Eloquence or something as good for NVDA


I haven’t heard from Richard yet but my impression was that he wanted to
discuss East Texas and other things related to where we live.

After reading your last post, I am pretty certain that I will just use
Eloquence from Code Factory when I come up with the cash.  And, just use the
original NVDA voice on a thumb drive when I want to have speech on a
computer outside of my home.

Gene, thank you for your input.  I sure wouldn’t have been impressed if I
paid around $40,for lousy speech.  Especially since I am so impressed with
NVDA itself.

As I learn more, I will probably be interested in what some of the NVDA add
ons do but I have my plate full right now since I am also learning how to
use Chrome.

Cheers,

James B



From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2018 3:44 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Elequence or something as good for NVDA

There is something else to consider.  First, I may have misunderstood the
request to take the sub ject off list.  It might have referred to where
people live.  I often see people take topics of general interest off lists
and I first thought the request referred to the Eloquence discussion.

As far as the SAPI 5 versus the add on is concerned, I don't think you can
use the SAPI 5 verxsion unless it is installed on the computer you want to
use it with.  I suspect, though you would have to check, that you can use
the add with a portable version and that it would run with the rest of NVDA
from a thumb drive.  Perhaps, considering the problem of artifacts, you
might want to have both versions, depending on where you are going to use
the artifact.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2018 3:38 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Elequence or something as good for NVDA

Why do people want to take things off list that are of general interest.
This is such a topic.  There are demos of the Code Factory SAPI 5 Eloquence
and of the add on, which has both Eloquence and another series of voices.
The Eloquence in the add on, I don't recall who makes and distributes it,
has lots of artifacts and is significantly inferior for that reason.  All
sorts of unwanted and annoying sounds occur.  the other synthesizer included
is fine, but not the Eloquence.

I suggest trying either or both demos when deciding what you might want to
use.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Richard Wells
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2018 1:56 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Elequence or something as good for NVDA

Write me privately at richwels@... and I'll talk more about this.




On 7/22/2018 1:48 PM, James Bentley wrote:

  Do you know if the Code Factory version is the best.

  I have heard that at least one of the 2 versions out there is glitchy.

  James B


  From: Richard Wells
  Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2018 1:03 PM
  To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
  Subject: Re: [nvda] Elequence or something as good for NVDA

  James, they allow three installations of Eloquence if you are referring to
the Code Factory product.




  On 7/22/2018 10:01 AM, James Bentley wrote:

    Hi all,

    I have questions about diffferent  voices for NVDA.

    If I purchase Elequence for NVDA, do I have to pay around 40 dollars for
each PC that I am using?

    Can the portible NVDA be set up with Elequence or something almost as
good?

    Thanks,

    James B













Re: Info please

Nancy Shackelford
 

Hi, Holger:
There's another group, JFW, and for it,
Subscribe to JFW group:

As for the Jaws-Users list,
Jaws-Users list, changed to Groups.io
To subscribe:

HTH,

Nance 
To post:


On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 11:39 PM, Holger Fiallo <hfiallo@...> wrote:
Hope someone who also belongs to jaws group list can help me. I know this is not a jaws web but I am not able to send email to
jaws-users-list@...
Is there a problem?
Holger Fiallo




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Re: Accessible voice and text chat

Eleni Vamvakari
 

Thank you, Tyler, both for your agreement and for your suggestions.
While I don't deliberately insult people for no reason, I am against
political correctness in general. If people wrote bad things about a
program that I liked, I would simply ignore it. I'm not its writer,
but if I were, I would ask what they didn't like about it so that we
could discuss it in a civil manner.

I will try Team Talk again. I don't mind if it's used widely in the
mainstream. I need it to contact my Greek teacher for lessons and my
best friend so that we can voice chat. If others wish to join me, of
course, they can do so, though of course, it's different from a
dedicated program like Skype, where you have friends that you can add,
etc. But maybe, some members of various Facebook groups might be
interested in meeting there! *smile*

On 24/07/2018, Tyler Wood <tcwood12@gmail.com> wrote:
I have to agree with Eleni here.


2018 seems to be the year to be overly offended by everything. Instead
of talking about the original subject we're now suddenly talking about a
name for a company. Really, who cares. People shouldn't need their hand
held at every turn on a mailing list.


Regardless, Eleni, good luck in finding alternatives that work as nice
as skype. Team talk is nice, yes, but not many folks in the mainstream
use it. Team speak has its own set of frustrating issues - one of which
is accessing context menus with NVDA without restarting it. Discord is
slowly, oh so slowly, improving. Google hangouts is...kind of? okay, but
I forget what I didn't like about it as it has been a while, so perhaps
things have changed.


Sorry I couldn't be more help



On 24-Jul-2018 1:42 AM, Gene wrote:
I consider this to be little short of bashing, microslop, mocrosoft?
This is a public list and insulting companies may offend or bother
people who like products of a company.
If more people did this on list, the level of the list would be
degraded and it's nature would change from a helping and discussion
list to a help, discussion, and product bashing list.
If this practice spread, peoples feelings might be hurt.  I don't know
who is on the list now, but in the past someone was on the list that
helped develop accessibility for Open Office and someone who works on
E-Speak was a member.  If you start this sort of thing and it spreads,
it might have effects not considered by the original practitioner.
And, as you saw from comments earlier from various people, the
disparagement isn't necessarily accurate.  many people presented
information about Microsoft that contradicted it.
Would you like seeing your favorite program disparaged in this way
even if the comments weren't directed toward you?
Gene
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Eleni Vamvakari <mailto:elvam2167@gmail.com>
*Sent:* Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1:07 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Accessible voice and text chat

People need to stop being offended by everything, especially comments
not directed toward them.  Who cares whether someone uses a
disparaging name of a company?  It's not a personal insult or attack.

In any case, I am of the opinion that, if things work well, they
should be improved, not changed entirely.  I liked earlier versions of
Skype.  Then came 7, which was annoying in several ways (I cannot
think of them at the moment, as I haven't used the older versions of
Skype since they discontinued them).  Now, there is a completely new
interface.  I have tried it remotely on my friend's computer (with his
permission, of course) but we were in a call, so I didn't get the full
effect of going through contacts, making and answering a call, etc.
In some ways, it's quicker than 7, and things are immediately present,
instead of being in a list and under menus.  But some things seemed to
be missing.  I just don't see the need to needlessly complicate
things, and even if this works, I am still interested in alternatives
with a simpler and more traditional interface.

On 23/07/2018, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@gmail.com
<mailto:sm.everiss@gmail.com>> wrote:
I don't see how it would either.

Except dolphin maybe, their brouser access is well  not there only old
versions of internet explorer work with their stuff.

They say they are working on chrome but catch up they are doing,
firefox, chrome, waterfox, most of those we allready have everywhere
else.




On 7/24/2018 8:54 AM, Lino Morales wrote:
Good point Tyler. And this goes back to the VFO brewhaha we had on
here
last week. I don’t see how Narrator would disrupt open source screen
readers like NVDA as his Erickness stated in that podcast. As I
always say
viva la NVDA!



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________________________________
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
<nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>> on behalf of Tyler
Wood
<tcwood12@gmail.com <mailto:tcwood12@gmail.com>>
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2018 4:49:46 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible voice and text chat

A few years ago I might have agreed with you on microsoft playing
catch
up.


These days, as you say, Microsoft is everywhere. Seeing AI is simply a
revolutionary tool on the smartphone and is not made by apple.
Similarly, narrator is quickly becoming a replacement for your
every day
screen reader. Keep in mind that the NFB went at apple pretty hard
back
in the day, too, so it isn't as though their bringing more
accessibility
into the market was voluntary. Microsoft has pretty decent
accessibility
on the Xbox, as well, a far cry from Sony who, even though they
released
so called accessibility first, are still missing crutial tts in areas
like the system settings 4 years later. Playing catch up, indeed.

I'm curious where you think microsoft is lacking in accessibility
these
days? Considering we have quite a few folks with disabilities working
for microsoft as well as apple, I think they're on a pretty level
playing field.


On 23-Jul-2018 3:40 PM, Antony Stone wrote:
Microsoft may have a better record on accessibility than "many other
companies", but depending on which other companies you compare
them with,
that
may not be saying much.

Also, given their overwhelming dominance in the desktop (laptop)
computing
market, I think they have not done as well as they should have done
in
terms
of accessibility.

I think Apple were late starters in the accessibility arena, but once
they
decided to go for it, they showed how it should be done, and
Microsoft
have
simply played catch-up, in order to avoid total embarrassment (rather
like
they had to in the mid 90s when they suddenly realised that people
had
found
out about the Internet, and if they didn't do something quick,
they'd be
left
behind in the networked world).


Antony.

On Monday 23 July 2018 at 22:29:59, Gene wrote:

I'm saying this not as a moderator, but as a list member.  I really
object
to you giving companies disparaging nicknames and I especially
object
to
it when the company has a much better record on accessibility
than many
other companies.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

On 7/24/2018 4:13 AM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
I never actually lost trust in MS. I knew that skype was in time
going
to be a good thing and  talk about html was in happening  even
since
about 2004 if I remember correctly. Skype has come a long way and
we
have to thank microslop for  it. They  made skype what it is
today, a
ver good tool for my jobs and more.









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Re: My thoughts on offensive company names and so on.

Eleni Vamvakari
 

From a grammatical perspective, I agree with you, John. I'm not one
to create silly names and such. I just explain my problems or ask my
questions in a clear manner, as I am not usually one for sarcasm or
satire. But I do think that, in general, people become offended far
too easily today.

I agree that certain universal keystrokes make sense. This is why I
like the standard menu interface in Windows, and why Firefox and Skype
annoyed me with their menu, tab, and list category combinations. It
didn't seem like a traditional menu structure to me, if that makes
sense.

Even though I have been using NVDA for many years, I never really
understood object navigation. It is quite different, in my mind at
least, from the cursors in JFW and the various modes in Vocal-Eyes. I
used a Mac in the days of Leopard and Snow Leopard, and the
interacting, along with a few other issues, most noteably the lack of
good support for Greek, are what made me return to Windows. Even now,
espeak is the only synthesizer that I know of which fully supports
polytonic Greek. At any rate, I hated having to interact with things
all of the time.

I have talking system recovery disks, so I doubt I would ever need
safe mode. But I would love to be able to boot into the bios!

On 24/07/2018, David Moore <jesusloves1966@gmail.com> wrote:
Here is my wisdom!
If you have nothing good to say, say nothing, that would be so much better!
If you have a problem with someone, say it to their face, quit being evasive
with members on the list, who can do nothing about your gripe. Talk to MS
yourself!
David Moore


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From: John Isige
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 3:35 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] My thoughts on offensive company names and so on.

Well for me, I don't care about the offensiveness so much. What I care
about is stuff like:

Last night I was using elocrash with Skum from Microslop and I tried
with the shark and Microslop Notreader and NVDA and nothing was
working"! I'm sorry, l33t (look it up if you don't know/remember) wasn't
cool back in the 80s when it got started, and this stuff that's
essentially an equivalent of it isn't cool either. I know, just like the
l33t k1dz whu t0t3z roxxorz! you think you're terribly terribly clever,
but just as they weren't, really, you're not.

That's my problem, having to parse whatever dumb gibberish people think
is clever this week because all they can do is puns, the lowest form of
humor, on company names that really don't work anyway, instead of coming
up with something that's actually witty and meaningful. You see what I
did there? I actually wrote real words that everybody can understand and
stuff instead of going "shut up, John Isicky"! It also seems really odd
to insult a company you just got done saying did something right, but
maybe that's just that irony all you young people are supposed to be
into nowadays, and I'm just too old to get it. Besides, you will never
beat the pun on HP-UX, which is both obvious and funny, so really,
there's no point to it all anyway. I'll leave the working out of that
pun as an exercise for the reader.

Don't get me wrong, I agree with the offensive part too. While I realize
companies, e.g. Microsoft, have a history to live down, a lot of that
was quite a while ago. Plus, how are they ever going to live it down or
get better if we're not giving them a chance, semi-praising them on the
one hand and insulting them on the other? You think that will make them
want to keep putting in the work for accessibility? Also, what in the
world is up with this "they're playing catch-up" stuff? Ooooo, Apple did
accessibility right, they showed everybody how it's done! OK, and then
you're upset that somebody's copying that? I mean, if Apple's so super
special awesome and all, shouldn't we want everybody and their fifth
cousin to copy them, such that we have proper accessibility on every
conceivable platform? Why are you complaining that other companies are
doing something like that? That should be, as I believe I've said when
it was mentioned that keyboard commands were being changed to be more
like other screen readers, exactly what we want. For example, my wife
bought a used mac for us. I read this article:

https://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-mac-os-x/debunking-common-myths-about-voiceover-mac

Looking at the web section, I see we've got commands to jump by headings
and all, and it seems pretty similar to other screen readers. Great!
That's less time wasted in trying to figure out how to do simple things,
and more time using the mac. Obviously I want to get more familiar with
the mac way of doing things and not just do what I'm doing on Windows,
because maybe mac does something better. But that will happen over time.
If I want to sit down and start checking something out to see what it's
like, the more barriers in my way like "learn an entirely different set
of commands and things just to navigate a web page", the less likely I
am to want to use that thing.

I'm not suggesting that every screen reader should work exactly like
every other screen reader. I'm saying that there should be a base set of
things that are pretty similar, e.g. I can do a lot of the same basic
stuff to get around in Android that I can do to get around in iOS. Sure,
if I really want to use either one, I'm going to have to learn their
specifics, but in general, I can pick up either kind of device with a
screen reader active and start using it to do stuff, no problem. You can
see this with NVDA too. What's the thing most people get hung up on?

That's right, object navigation. I use it a lot more now, particularly
if something isn't reading what I think it should, but it was confusing
for a bit until I got Joseph's tutorial. But you know what? Part of that
was because it was different from other screen readers I'd used, but
part of it was that I didn't have to worry about using it for a long
time, because NVDA does what I'm talking about. If you've used NVDA and
JFW, as I assume most people here have, you know there's a lot of stuff
that's similar between them in how you access Windows, e.g. using the
arrow keys and such.

But maybe you actually find object navigation better than the jaws
cursor. I'll give you an example, on the mac if you're reading a table,
you interact with it. Then you read it like you read any other thing. So
there's only, potentially, one extra command to remember, you have to
interact first. I don't have to try and learn a whole new set of table
navigation keystrokes. I used that example because it's fresh in my mind
and I honestly don't remember enough about how JFW did things to say
what's better or worse between it and NVDA.

Anyway the point to this rambling is that we shouldn't be implying that
other companies are substandard or whatever, because they've got feature
Y that looks a lot like feature X from Company Z's screen reader Lava
Talk, the screen reader that spits fire! We should be going "awesome,
they realized what works already, that's gonna save me a lot of time if
I ever have to learn or use that screen reader, especially if it's on
short notice". We shouldn't be complaining that they're "catching up". I
say, are they doing the work? Great, that means more stuff I can use in
more situations. Any "catching up" being done is nothing but a benefit
to us, pure and simple. Here's one last example. Microsoft now has it so
you can use Narrator in safe mode. How awesome would it be if they had a
key you could hold down while Windows is booting, like the recovery keys
on a mac, that boots you into safe mode automatically? Right now I'm
pretty sure you still have to hit a key and pick from a menu, which
means sighted assistance, if you want to be sure you've got it right.
How cool would it be to hold down, I don't know, Windows-n on boot and
get safe mode with networking, and just waiting a bit and then launching
Narrator and geting speech? I don't know about anybody else, but it
sounds really nice to me, if I ever encounter a problem.

There, I think I'm done. Except to say, again, that we should be
praising companies who are trying to do right, even if we think it took
them long enough, instead of slamming them for that and inventing dumb
insulting names for them. If they're doing right, or trying to do right,
then that's what they're doing, and we should only encourage it. Sure,
if they mess up, tell them so, hopefully constructively. I'm not saying
we should only be nice and say only good things about the stuff
companies make. But by all the gods, have some perspective. Your names
are neither cute nor clever, and we're not twelve any more. I'm pretty
sure I'm like, 14 or something.







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Re: a question for geen nz

Gene New Zealand <hurrikennyandopo@...>
 

Hi Bobby


I just downloaded and set u this new version make sure you uncheck the
third party software it looks as though it is for anti virus and some
thing to do with 360 anti virus?


In some of the areas where it does not read out use the nvda key +
letter B to see what it says.


I am just going back in for a look to see what might of changed or not.


Gene nz

On 7/24/2018 3:31 PM, Bobby Vinton wrote:
Hay I was wondering if you still use the free you tube down loader for
windows?  I was wondering if the program is still accessible?  I am
asking because you did a demo on the program.  I have not updated the
program in a year butt I am using the older version. Just let me know.




Re: a question for geen nz

Gene New Zealand <hurrikennyandopo@...>
 

Hi Bobby


Since that tutorial was done back then i used a few times mainly for
getting the shows that were on you tube like space 1999 the complete
series etc.


i have not upgraded that version what ever its version number was. I
just went looking on this machine for it just then but remembered i had
replaced the drive with a solid state drive and not put it back on yet.


It was very simple to use and there is a link in the tutorial if i
remember to where you can get it from and the basics of using it.

I just re downloaded it just then and will set it up shortly what ever
the version it was. It will be used on a windows 10 machine 1803 build.


The tutorial for it is on the nvda tutorials for other programs page or
it comes off it.


The link to the page it's self is
http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/How%20to%20use%20the%20Free%20YouTube%20Downloader%20program%20with%20NVDA.html

I am hoping to put up a Skype 8 for desk top tutorial  later on this
week as well to that same page it comes off.

It just has to be tidied up and maybe a web version of skype as well
maybe sooner or later.



Gene nz

On 7/24/2018 3:31 PM, Bobby Vinton wrote:
Hay I was wondering if you still use the free you tube down loader for
windows?  I was wondering if the program is still accessible?  I am
asking because you did a demo on the program.  I have not updated the
program in a year butt I am using the older version. Just let me know.




Re: Elequence or something as good for NVDA

James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...>
 

Hi,
 
I might fork out the $70.00 at some point in the future but, for now, I am using the Microsoft Speech Platform that is included in NVDA.  It is sluggish when typing but it has decent sound.
 
Cheers,
 
James B
 

Sent: Monday, July 23, 2018 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Elequence or something as good for NVDA
 
no, the sapi5 version of eloquence is the best. Not only will it work with NVDA, but it also works with audio games from www.audiogames.net and any other sapi5 apps you want to use it with. in other words, with sapi5 eloquence you get more for your money. it costs around $70 but its worth it. 


Re: My thoughts on offensive company names and so on.

David Moore
 

Here is my wisdom!

If you have nothing good to say, say nothing, that would be so much better! If you have a problem with someone, say it to their face, quit being evasive with members on the list, who can do nothing about your gripe. Talk to MS yourself!

David Moore

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: John Isige
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 3:35 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] My thoughts on offensive company names and so on.

 

Well for me, I don't care about the offensiveness so much. What I care

about is stuff like:

 

Last night I was using elocrash with Skum from Microslop and I tried

with the shark and Microslop Notreader and NVDA and nothing was

working"! I'm sorry, l33t (look it up if you don't know/remember) wasn't

cool back in the 80s when it got started, and this stuff that's

essentially an equivalent of it isn't cool either. I know, just like the

l33t k1dz whu t0t3z roxxorz! you think you're terribly terribly clever,

but just as they weren't, really, you're not.

 

That's my problem, having to parse whatever dumb gibberish people think

is clever this week because all they can do is puns, the lowest form of

humor, on company names that really don't work anyway, instead of coming

up with something that's actually witty and meaningful. You see what I

did there? I actually wrote real words that everybody can understand and

stuff instead of going "shut up, John Isicky"! It also seems really odd

to insult a company you just got done saying did something right, but

maybe that's just that irony all you young people are supposed to be

into nowadays, and I'm just too old to get it. Besides, you will never

beat the pun on HP-UX, which is both obvious and funny, so really,

there's no point to it all anyway. I'll leave the working out of that

pun as an exercise for the reader.

 

Don't get me wrong, I agree with the offensive part too. While I realize

companies, e.g. Microsoft, have a history to live down, a lot of that

was quite a while ago. Plus, how are they ever going to live it down or

get better if we're not giving them a chance, semi-praising them on the

one hand and insulting them on the other? You think that will make them

want to keep putting in the work for accessibility? Also, what in the

world is up with this "they're playing catch-up" stuff? Ooooo, Apple did

accessibility right, they showed everybody how it's done! OK, and then

you're upset that somebody's copying that? I mean, if Apple's so super

special awesome and all, shouldn't we want everybody and their fifth

cousin to copy them, such that we have proper accessibility on every

conceivable platform? Why are you complaining that other companies are

doing something like that? That should be, as I believe I've said when

it was mentioned that keyboard commands were being changed to be more

like other screen readers, exactly what we want. For example, my wife

bought a used mac for us. I read this article:

 

https://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-mac-os-x/debunking-common-myths-about-voiceover-mac

 

Looking at the web section, I see we've got commands to jump by headings

and all, and it seems pretty similar to other screen readers. Great!

That's less time wasted in trying to figure out how to do simple things,

and more time using the mac. Obviously I want to get more familiar with

the mac way of doing things and not just do what I'm doing on Windows,

because maybe mac does something better. But that will happen over time.

If I want to sit down and start checking something out to see what it's

like, the more barriers in my way like "learn an entirely different set

of commands and things just to navigate a web page", the less likely I

am to want to use that thing.

 

I'm not suggesting that every screen reader should work exactly like

every other screen reader. I'm saying that there should be a base set of

things that are pretty similar, e.g. I can do a lot of the same basic

stuff to get around in Android that I can do to get around in iOS. Sure,

if I really want to use either one, I'm going to have to learn their

specifics, but in general, I can pick up either kind of device with a

screen reader active and start using it to do stuff, no problem. You can

see this with NVDA too. What's the thing most people get hung up on?

 

That's right, object navigation. I use it a lot more now, particularly

if something isn't reading what I think it should, but it was confusing

for a bit until I got Joseph's tutorial. But you know what? Part of that

was because it was different from other screen readers I'd used, but

part of it was that I didn't have to worry about using it for a long

time, because NVDA does what I'm talking about. If you've used NVDA and

JFW, as I assume most people here have, you know there's a lot of stuff

that's similar between them in how you access Windows, e.g. using the

arrow keys and such.

 

But maybe you actually find object navigation better than the jaws

cursor. I'll give you an example, on the mac if you're reading a table,

you interact with it. Then you read it like you read any other thing. So

there's only, potentially, one extra command to remember, you have to

interact first. I don't have to try and learn a whole new set of table

navigation keystrokes. I used that example because it's fresh in my mind

and I honestly don't remember enough about how JFW did things to say

what's better or worse between it and NVDA.

 

Anyway the point to this rambling is that we shouldn't be implying that

other companies are substandard or whatever, because they've got feature

Y that looks a lot like feature X from Company Z's screen reader Lava

Talk, the screen reader that spits fire! We should be going "awesome,

they realized what works already, that's gonna save me a lot of time if

I ever have to learn or use that screen reader, especially if it's on

short notice". We shouldn't be complaining that they're "catching up". I

say, are they doing the work? Great, that means more stuff I can use in

more situations. Any "catching up" being done is nothing but a benefit

to us, pure and simple. Here's one last example. Microsoft now has it so

you can use Narrator in safe mode. How awesome would it be if they had a

key you could hold down while Windows is booting, like the recovery keys

on a mac, that boots you into safe mode automatically? Right now I'm

pretty sure you still have to hit a key and pick from a menu, which

means sighted assistance, if you want to be sure you've got it right.

How cool would it be to hold down, I don't know, Windows-n on boot and

get safe mode with networking, and just waiting a bit and then launching

Narrator and geting speech? I don't know about anybody else, but it

sounds really nice to me, if I ever encounter a problem.

 

There, I think I'm done. Except to say, again, that we should be

praising companies who are trying to do right, even if we think it took

them long enough, instead of slamming them for that and inventing dumb

insulting names for them. If they're doing right, or trying to do right,

then that's what they're doing, and we should only encourage it. Sure,

if they mess up, tell them so, hopefully constructively. I'm not saying

we should only be nice and say only good things about the stuff

companies make. But by all the gods, have some perspective. Your names

are neither cute nor clever, and we're not twelve any more. I'm pretty

sure I'm like, 14 or something.

 

 

 


My thoughts on offensive company names and so on.

John Isige
 

Well for me, I don't care about the offensiveness so much. What I care about is stuff like:

Last night I was using elocrash with Skum from Microslop and I tried with the shark and Microslop Notreader and NVDA and nothing was working"! I'm sorry, l33t (look it up if you don't know/remember) wasn't cool back in the 80s when it got started, and this stuff that's essentially an equivalent of it isn't cool either. I know, just like the l33t k1dz whu t0t3z roxxorz! you think you're terribly terribly clever, but just as they weren't, really, you're not.

That's my problem, having to parse whatever dumb gibberish people think is clever this week because all they can do is puns, the lowest form of humor, on company names that really don't work anyway, instead of coming up with something that's actually witty and meaningful. You see what I did there? I actually wrote real words that everybody can understand and stuff instead of going "shut up, John Isicky"! It also seems really odd to insult a company you just got done saying did something right, but maybe that's just that irony all you young people are supposed to be into nowadays, and I'm just too old to get it. Besides, you will never beat the pun on HP-UX, which is both obvious and funny, so really, there's no point to it all anyway. I'll leave the working out of that pun as an exercise for the reader.

Don't get me wrong, I agree with the offensive part too. While I realize companies, e.g. Microsoft, have a history to live down, a lot of that was quite a while ago. Plus, how are they ever going to live it down or get better if we're not giving them a chance, semi-praising them on the one hand and insulting them on the other? You think that will make them want to keep putting in the work for accessibility? Also, what in the world is up with this "they're playing catch-up" stuff? Ooooo, Apple did accessibility right, they showed everybody how it's done! OK, and then you're upset that somebody's copying that? I mean, if Apple's so super special awesome and all, shouldn't we want everybody and their fifth cousin to copy them, such that we have proper accessibility on every conceivable platform? Why are you complaining that other companies are doing something like that? That should be, as I believe I've said when it was mentioned that keyboard commands were being changed to be more like other screen readers, exactly what we want. For example, my wife bought a used mac for us. I read this article:

https://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-mac-os-x/debunking-common-myths-about-voiceover-mac

Looking at the web section, I see we've got commands to jump by headings and all, and it seems pretty similar to other screen readers. Great! That's less time wasted in trying to figure out how to do simple things, and more time using the mac. Obviously I want to get more familiar with the mac way of doing things and not just do what I'm doing on Windows, because maybe mac does something better. But that will happen over time. If I want to sit down and start checking something out to see what it's like, the more barriers in my way like "learn an entirely different set of commands and things just to navigate a web page", the less likely I am to want to use that thing.

I'm not suggesting that every screen reader should work exactly like every other screen reader. I'm saying that there should be a base set of things that are pretty similar, e.g. I can do a lot of the same basic stuff to get around in Android that I can do to get around in iOS. Sure, if I really want to use either one, I'm going to have to learn their specifics, but in general, I can pick up either kind of device with a screen reader active and start using it to do stuff, no problem. You can see this with NVDA too. What's the thing most people get hung up on?

That's right, object navigation. I use it a lot more now, particularly if something isn't reading what I think it should, but it was confusing for a bit until I got Joseph's tutorial. But you know what? Part of that was because it was different from other screen readers I'd used, but part of it was that I didn't have to worry about using it for a long time, because NVDA does what I'm talking about. If you've used NVDA and JFW, as I assume most people here have, you know there's a lot of stuff that's similar between them in how you access Windows, e.g. using the arrow keys and such.

But maybe you actually find object navigation better than the jaws cursor. I'll give you an example, on the mac if you're reading a table, you interact with it. Then you read it like you read any other thing. So there's only, potentially, one extra command to remember, you have to interact first. I don't have to try and learn a whole new set of table navigation keystrokes. I used that example because it's fresh in my mind and I honestly don't remember enough about how JFW did things to say what's better or worse between it and NVDA.

Anyway the point to this rambling is that we shouldn't be implying that other companies are substandard or whatever, because they've got feature Y that looks a lot like feature X from Company Z's screen reader Lava Talk, the screen reader that spits fire! We should be going "awesome, they realized what works already, that's gonna save me a lot of time if I ever have to learn or use that screen reader, especially if it's on short notice". We shouldn't be complaining that they're "catching up". I say, are they doing the work? Great, that means more stuff I can use in more situations. Any "catching up" being done is nothing but a benefit to us, pure and simple. Here's one last example. Microsoft now has it so you can use Narrator in safe mode. How awesome would it be if they had a key you could hold down while Windows is booting, like the recovery keys on a mac, that boots you into safe mode automatically? Right now I'm pretty sure you still have to hit a key and pick from a menu, which means sighted assistance, if you want to be sure you've got it right. How cool would it be to hold down, I don't know, Windows-n on boot and get safe mode with networking, and just waiting a bit and then launching Narrator and geting speech? I don't know about anybody else, but it sounds really nice to me, if I ever encounter a problem.

There, I think I'm done. Except to say, again, that we should be praising companies who are trying to do right, even if we think it took them long enough, instead of slamming them for that and inventing dumb insulting names for them. If they're doing right, or trying to do right, then that's what they're doing, and we should only encourage it. Sure, if they mess up, tell them so, hopefully constructively. I'm not saying we should only be nice and say only good things about the stuff companies make. But by all the gods, have some perspective. Your names are neither cute nor clever, and we're not twelve any more. I'm pretty sure I'm like, 14 or something.


Forum/group for MS Office

Akshaya Choudhary
 

I frequently have queries regarding office. Is there a forum or group, like this one, where I can raise my doubts? Please suggest a good one.
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Regards,
Sociohack


Re: Accessible voice and text chat

Tyler Wood
 

I have to agree with Eleni here.


2018 seems to be the year to be overly offended by everything. Instead of talking about the original subject we're now suddenly talking about a name for a company. Really, who cares. People shouldn't need their hand held at every turn on a mailing list.


Regardless, Eleni, good luck in finding alternatives that work as nice as skype. Team talk is nice, yes, but not many folks in the mainstream use it. Team speak has its own set of frustrating issues - one of which is accessing context menus with NVDA without restarting it. Discord is slowly, oh so slowly, improving. Google hangouts is...kind of? okay, but I forget what I didn't like about it as it has been a while, so perhaps things have changed.


Sorry I couldn't be more help



On 24-Jul-2018 1:42 AM, Gene wrote:
I consider this to be little short of bashing, microslop, mocrosoft?  This is a public list and insulting companies may offend or bother people who like products of a company. 
 
If more people did this on list, the level of the list would be degraded and it's nature would change from a helping and discussion list to a help, discussion, and product bashing list. 
 
If this practice spread, peoples feelings might be hurt.  I don't know who is on the list now, but in the past someone was on the list that helped develop accessibility for Open Office and someone who works on E-Speak was a member.  If you start this sort of thing and it spreads, it might have effects not considered by the original practitioner. 
 
And, as you saw from comments earlier from various people, the disparagement isn't necessarily accurate.  many people presented information about Microsoft that contradicted it. 
 
Would you like seeing your favorite program disparaged in this way even if the comments weren't directed toward you?
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1:07 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible voice and text chat

People need to stop being offended by everything, especially comments
not directed toward them.  Who cares whether someone uses a
disparaging name of a company?  It's not a personal insult or attack.

In any case, I am of the opinion that, if things work well, they
should be improved, not changed entirely.  I liked earlier versions of
Skype.  Then came 7, which was annoying in several ways (I cannot
think of them at the moment, as I haven't used the older versions of
Skype since they discontinued them).  Now, there is a completely new
interface.  I have tried it remotely on my friend's computer (with his
permission, of course) but we were in a call, so I didn't get the full
effect of going through contacts, making and answering a call, etc.
In some ways, it's quicker than 7, and things are immediately present,
instead of being in a list and under menus.  But some things seemed to
be missing.  I just don't see the need to needlessly complicate
things, and even if this works, I am still interested in alternatives
with a simpler and more traditional interface.

On 23/07/2018, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@...> wrote:
> I don't see how it would either.
>
> Except dolphin maybe, their brouser access is well  not there only old
> versions of internet explorer work with their stuff.
>
> They say they are working on chrome but catch up they are doing,
> firefox, chrome, waterfox, most of those we allready have everywhere else.
>
>
>
>
> On 7/24/2018 8:54 AM, Lino Morales wrote:
>> Good point Tyler. And this goes back to the VFO brewhaha we had on here
>> last week. I don’t see how Narrator would disrupt open source screen
>> readers like NVDA as his Erickness stated in that podcast. As I always say
>> viva la NVDA!
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from Mail<https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows
>> 10
>>
>>
>>
>> ________________________________
>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> on behalf of Tyler Wood
>> <tcwood12@...>
>> Sent: Monday, July 23, 2018 4:49:46 PM
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible voice and text chat
>>
>> A few years ago I might have agreed with you on microsoft playing catch
>> up.
>>
>>
>> These days, as you say, Microsoft is everywhere. Seeing AI is simply a
>> revolutionary tool on the smartphone and is not made by apple.
>> Similarly, narrator is quickly becoming a replacement for your every day
>> screen reader. Keep in mind that the NFB went at apple pretty hard back
>> in the day, too, so it isn't as though their bringing more accessibility
>> into the market was voluntary. Microsoft has pretty decent accessibility
>> on the Xbox, as well, a far cry from Sony who, even though they released
>> so called accessibility first, are still missing crutial tts in areas
>> like the system settings 4 years later. Playing catch up, indeed.
>>
>> I'm curious where you think microsoft is lacking in accessibility these
>> days? Considering we have quite a few folks with disabilities working
>> for microsoft as well as apple, I think they're on a pretty level
>> playing field.
>>
>>
>> On 23-Jul-2018 3:40 PM, Antony Stone wrote:
>>> Microsoft may have a better record on accessibility than "many other
>>> companies", but depending on which other companies you compare them with,
>>> that
>>> may not be saying much.
>>>
>>> Also, given their overwhelming dominance in the desktop (laptop)
>>> computing
>>> market, I think they have not done as well as they should have done in
>>> terms
>>> of accessibility.
>>>
>>> I think Apple were late starters in the accessibility arena, but once
>>> they
>>> decided to go for it, they showed how it should be done, and Microsoft
>>> have
>>> simply played catch-up, in order to avoid total embarrassment (rather
>>> like
>>> they had to in the mid 90s when they suddenly realised that people had
>>> found
>>> out about the Internet, and if they didn't do something quick, they'd be
>>> left
>>> behind in the networked world).
>>>
>>>
>>> Antony.
>>>
>>> On Monday 23 July 2018 at 22:29:59, Gene wrote:
>>>
>>>> I'm saying this not as a moderator, but as a list member.  I really
>>>> object
>>>> to you giving companies disparaging nicknames and I especially object
>>>> to
>>>> it when the company has a much better record on accessibility than many
>>>> other companies.
>>>>
>>>> Gene
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>
>>>> On 7/24/2018 4:13 AM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
>>>>> I never actually lost trust in MS. I knew that skype was in time going
>>>>> to be a good thing and  talk about html was in happening  even since
>>>>> about 2004 if I remember correctly. Skype has come a long way and we
>>>>> have to thank microslop for  it. They  made skype what it is today, a
>>>>> ver good tool for my jobs and more.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>


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Re: Accessible voice and text chat

Gene
 

I consider this to be little short of bashing, microslop, mocrosoft?  This is a public list and insulting companies may offend or bother people who like products of a company. 
 
If more people did this on list, the level of the list would be degraded and it's nature would change from a helping and discussion list to a help, discussion, and product bashing list. 
 
If this practice spread, peoples feelings might be hurt.  I don't know who is on the list now, but in the past someone was on the list that helped develop accessibility for Open Office and someone who works on E-Speak was a member.  If you start this sort of thing and it spreads, it might have effects not considered by the original practitioner. 
 
And, as you saw from comments earlier from various people, the disparagement isn't necessarily accurate.  many people presented information about Microsoft that contradicted it. 
 
Would you like seeing your favorite program disparaged in this way even if the comments weren't directed toward you?
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1:07 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible voice and text chat

People need to stop being offended by everything, especially comments
not directed toward them.  Who cares whether someone uses a
disparaging name of a company?  It's not a personal insult or attack.

In any case, I am of the opinion that, if things work well, they
should be improved, not changed entirely.  I liked earlier versions of
Skype.  Then came 7, which was annoying in several ways (I cannot
think of them at the moment, as I haven't used the older versions of
Skype since they discontinued them).  Now, there is a completely new
interface.  I have tried it remotely on my friend's computer (with his
permission, of course) but we were in a call, so I didn't get the full
effect of going through contacts, making and answering a call, etc.
In some ways, it's quicker than 7, and things are immediately present,
instead of being in a list and under menus.  But some things seemed to
be missing.  I just don't see the need to needlessly complicate
things, and even if this works, I am still interested in alternatives
with a simpler and more traditional interface.

On 23/07/2018, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@...> wrote:
> I don't see how it would either.
>
> Except dolphin maybe, their brouser access is well  not there only old
> versions of internet explorer work with their stuff.
>
> They say they are working on chrome but catch up they are doing,
> firefox, chrome, waterfox, most of those we allready have everywhere else.
>
>
>
>
> On 7/24/2018 8:54 AM, Lino Morales wrote:
>> Good point Tyler. And this goes back to the VFO brewhaha we had on here
>> last week. I don’t see how Narrator would disrupt open source screen
>> readers like NVDA as his Erickness stated in that podcast. As I always say
>> viva la NVDA!
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from Mail<https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows
>> 10
>>
>>
>>
>> ________________________________
>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> on behalf of Tyler Wood
>> <tcwood12@...>
>> Sent: Monday, July 23, 2018 4:49:46 PM
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible voice and text chat
>>
>> A few years ago I might have agreed with you on microsoft playing catch
>> up.
>>
>>
>> These days, as you say, Microsoft is everywhere. Seeing AI is simply a
>> revolutionary tool on the smartphone and is not made by apple.
>> Similarly, narrator is quickly becoming a replacement for your every day
>> screen reader. Keep in mind that the NFB went at apple pretty hard back
>> in the day, too, so it isn't as though their bringing more accessibility
>> into the market was voluntary. Microsoft has pretty decent accessibility
>> on the Xbox, as well, a far cry from Sony who, even though they released
>> so called accessibility first, are still missing crutial tts in areas
>> like the system settings 4 years later. Playing catch up, indeed.
>>
>> I'm curious where you think microsoft is lacking in accessibility these
>> days? Considering we have quite a few folks with disabilities working
>> for microsoft as well as apple, I think they're on a pretty level
>> playing field.
>>
>>
>> On 23-Jul-2018 3:40 PM, Antony Stone wrote:
>>> Microsoft may have a better record on accessibility than "many other
>>> companies", but depending on which other companies you compare them with,
>>> that
>>> may not be saying much.
>>>
>>> Also, given their overwhelming dominance in the desktop (laptop)
>>> computing
>>> market, I think they have not done as well as they should have done in
>>> terms
>>> of accessibility.
>>>
>>> I think Apple were late starters in the accessibility arena, but once
>>> they
>>> decided to go for it, they showed how it should be done, and Microsoft
>>> have
>>> simply played catch-up, in order to avoid total embarrassment (rather
>>> like
>>> they had to in the mid 90s when they suddenly realised that people had
>>> found
>>> out about the Internet, and if they didn't do something quick, they'd be
>>> left
>>> behind in the networked world).
>>>
>>>
>>> Antony.
>>>
>>> On Monday 23 July 2018 at 22:29:59, Gene wrote:
>>>
>>>> I'm saying this not as a moderator, but as a list member.  I really
>>>> object
>>>> to you giving companies disparaging nicknames and I especially object
>>>> to
>>>> it when the company has a much better record on accessibility than many
>>>> other companies.
>>>>
>>>> Gene
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>
>>>> On 7/24/2018 4:13 AM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
>>>>> I never actually lost trust in MS. I knew that skype was in time going
>>>>> to be a good thing and  talk about html was in happening  even since
>>>>> about 2004 if I remember correctly. Skype has come a long way and we
>>>>> have to thank microslop for  it. They  made skype what it is today, a
>>>>> ver good tool for my jobs and more.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>


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Re: Accessible voice and text chat

Eleni Vamvakari
 

People need to stop being offended by everything, especially comments
not directed toward them. Who cares whether someone uses a
disparaging name of a company? It's not a personal insult or attack.

In any case, I am of the opinion that, if things work well, they
should be improved, not changed entirely. I liked earlier versions of
Skype. Then came 7, which was annoying in several ways (I cannot
think of them at the moment, as I haven't used the older versions of
Skype since they discontinued them). Now, there is a completely new
interface. I have tried it remotely on my friend's computer (with his
permission, of course) but we were in a call, so I didn't get the full
effect of going through contacts, making and answering a call, etc.
In some ways, it's quicker than 7, and things are immediately present,
instead of being in a list and under menus. But some things seemed to
be missing. I just don't see the need to needlessly complicate
things, and even if this works, I am still interested in alternatives
with a simpler and more traditional interface.

On 23/07/2018, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't see how it would either.

Except dolphin maybe, their brouser access is well  not there only old
versions of internet explorer work with their stuff.

They say they are working on chrome but catch up they are doing,
firefox, chrome, waterfox, most of those we allready have everywhere else.




On 7/24/2018 8:54 AM, Lino Morales wrote:
Good point Tyler. And this goes back to the VFO brewhaha we had on here
last week. I don’t see how Narrator would disrupt open source screen
readers like NVDA as his Erickness stated in that podcast. As I always say
viva la NVDA!



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________________________________
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> on behalf of Tyler Wood
<tcwood12@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2018 4:49:46 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible voice and text chat

A few years ago I might have agreed with you on microsoft playing catch
up.


These days, as you say, Microsoft is everywhere. Seeing AI is simply a
revolutionary tool on the smartphone and is not made by apple.
Similarly, narrator is quickly becoming a replacement for your every day
screen reader. Keep in mind that the NFB went at apple pretty hard back
in the day, too, so it isn't as though their bringing more accessibility
into the market was voluntary. Microsoft has pretty decent accessibility
on the Xbox, as well, a far cry from Sony who, even though they released
so called accessibility first, are still missing crutial tts in areas
like the system settings 4 years later. Playing catch up, indeed.

I'm curious where you think microsoft is lacking in accessibility these
days? Considering we have quite a few folks with disabilities working
for microsoft as well as apple, I think they're on a pretty level
playing field.


On 23-Jul-2018 3:40 PM, Antony Stone wrote:
Microsoft may have a better record on accessibility than "many other
companies", but depending on which other companies you compare them with,
that
may not be saying much.

Also, given their overwhelming dominance in the desktop (laptop)
computing
market, I think they have not done as well as they should have done in
terms
of accessibility.

I think Apple were late starters in the accessibility arena, but once
they
decided to go for it, they showed how it should be done, and Microsoft
have
simply played catch-up, in order to avoid total embarrassment (rather
like
they had to in the mid 90s when they suddenly realised that people had
found
out about the Internet, and if they didn't do something quick, they'd be
left
behind in the networked world).


Antony.

On Monday 23 July 2018 at 22:29:59, Gene wrote:

I'm saying this not as a moderator, but as a list member. I really
object
to you giving companies disparaging nicknames and I especially object
to
it when the company has a much better record on accessibility than many
other companies.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

On 7/24/2018 4:13 AM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
I never actually lost trust in MS. I knew that skype was in time going
to be a good thing and talk about html was in happening even since
about 2004 if I remember correctly. Skype has come a long way and we
have to thank microslop for it. They made skype what it is today, a
ver good tool for my jobs and more.








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How to edit a PDF file

Holger Fiallo <hfiallo@...>
 

Using Acrobat Reader DC, how to I edit a PDF file? 

Holger Fiallo


Info please

Holger Fiallo <hfiallo@...>
 

Hope someone who also belongs to jaws group list can help me. I know this is not a jaws web but I am not able to send email to
jaws-users-list@...
Is there a problem?
Holger Fiallo


a question for geen nz

Bobby Vinton <vinton.bobby5277@...>
 

Hay I was wondering if you still use the free you tube down loader for windows?  I was wondering if the program is still accessible?  I am asking because you did a demo on the program.  I have not updated the program in a year butt I am using the older version.  Just let me know.


Re: Windows Mail

Gene New Zealand <hurrikennyandopo@...>
 

Hi Glenn


Try the following


Press the windows key + letter R this will bring up the run dialogue then type in the following


shell:appsfolder


then press the enter key.


A list of programs will come up jump down to the letter M programs by pressing the letter M  You might have to arrow right to get to the mail one if not in the list. You can use the arrow keys to do this it might be below or to the right.


After you have located the mail one use the applications key  then arrow down to create a shortcut then press the enter key.


It will say not here do you want it on the desk top just say yes to it and it will be there.


Gene nz



On 7/24/2018 11:04 AM, Ervin, Glenn wrote:

Hi,

I’m working on a friend’s computer with Windows 10.

The Office 2000 mail won’t work, and it won’t allow windows live mail to be installed.

I set up Microsoft’s Mail app that came with windows 10, and it looks like it will work well for him, but he is accustomed to finding his mail program on the desktop, but I can’t find a way to make a shortcut on the desktop.

If I knew for sure where the mail program resides, I can go there and make a shortcut, and copy it to the desktop, but when I find it in the task bar, there is no context menu option for send to, or copy, or create shortcut.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

Glenn

 

Glenn Ervin  Orientation Counselor II

Norfolk Nebraska

402 370 3436

Cell: 402 992 0325

Welcome | NCBVI

 



Re: streaming (forwarding) audio including system sounds etc from one computer to another via internet

Aman Singer
 

Hi,

Try setting up a TeamTalk server on your work or home PC and
connecting to it with both your home and work PC. Then set your work PC,
either through a “stereo mix” recording option on the work PC, through a
second soundcard, or through a program like virtual audio cable, to stream
sound to the TeamTalk server. You will then hear the sound from any clients
connected to the TeamTalk server, including a client on your home PC.
Note that it would be best to use an encrypted VPN for this, I am
unaware what, if any, encryption is offered by TeamTalk. Note also
that the quality of the sound will be good, but it will not be like
sitting in front of your computer. I believe the best TeamTalk can do
is 510 KBPS. Finally, there are other options, but I don't know of any
one which works on Windows and is accessible. My favourite is
SoundWire
http://georgielabs.net/
but this only works on Android. If you have an Android phone you can
connect to the receiving PC's line-in, that should work. There is also
https://www.vb-audio.com
which works on Windows but which I can't seem to use with Jaws or NVDA.
HTH,
Aman


From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of J.G
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2018 8:12 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] streaming (forwarding) audio including system sounds etc
from one computer to another via internet

Hello,

next week I will start to work from home for a while. Because I'm working
with sounds, I need to know, how to push all sounds from my work computer at
the work place to computer which is at home. I tried via rdp, where I found
conflict between NVDA and other software in use and VLC which I couldn't
setup.

any advice or suggestion will be very appreciated what should I do to bring
all sounds from work computer to computer at home.

Thanks.

regards, Jožef