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Re: Accessible windows calendar app

Sam Bushman
 

Yes, thank you.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of René Linke
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:28 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible windows calendar app

Hi Sam,

Do you have installed the Windows 10 App Essentials add-on for NVDA?
That add-on helps for accessibility issues some in Windows 10 Apps

René


Re: NVDA - Can it read the subtitles in movies?

Rob Hudson
 

Brian Vogel <@britechguy> wrote:
I would also be curious as to what the exact need is, not because it's any of my business, but because there are other possible solutions.
Well, I found it useful for example because, until recently, I could not hear speech very well at all. My speech comprehension was below forty percent. A cochlear implant fixed that, and then I went bilateral. But sometimes background noise still drowns out what is being said. Enter subtitles.


Re: Accessible windows calendar app

René Linke <rene.linke@...>
 

Hi Sam,

Do you have installed the Windows 10 App Essentials add-on for NVDA? That add-on helps for accessibility issues some in Windows 10 Apps

René


Re: Accessible windows calendar app

Damien Garwood
 

Hi,
The impression I got is that he wanted to link contacts to events. Not sure if that can be done, with them being two separate apps.
Also, it depends how comfortable the end-user is with using UWP apps. I know I, for one, have completely uninstalled all of mine. Which of course means I haven't got a calculator now. Oh well.
Cheers,
Damien.

On 12/01/2020 05:14 pm, Ralf Kefferpuetz wrote:
Hello,
What’s about the default Win10 contacts and calendar apps?
Cheers,
  Ralf
*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Sam Bushman
*Sent:* Sonntag, 12. Januar 2020 17:43
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* [nvda] Accessible windows calendar app
Hi All,
Accessible Calendar app to track events with NVDA.
Does anyone know of a good windows calendar app that will keep track of and help schedule events that will work great with NVDA?
I need to keep track of contact info and notes relating to the event as well.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions/ideas.
Sam


Re: NVDA - Can it read the subtitles in movies?

 

On Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at 11:47 AM, Rob Hudson wrote:
Ideally you'd want to read the subs on a braille display.
This would be ideal, but not what I'd thought of when the phrase "read subtitles" was used.  It makes perfect sense, but never would have occurred to me since I can see.

I would also be curious as to what the exact need is, not because it's any of my business, but because there are other possible solutions.  I have high frequency hearing loss and recently started wearing hearing aids which have bluetooth capability.  I am able to have sound from my computer piped directly to my aids, which allows me to hear all sorts of things that I could not hear when having to listen through laptop speakers.  For years I used closed captions (and they're still on) for television but I don't need to read them nearly as much as I once did if I'm wearing my hearing aids when watching.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

         ~ Robert Frost, The Black Cottage (1914)

 

 


Re: Accessible windows calendar app

Sam Bushman
 

Several issues for me with that.

  1. How do you find these apps. How do you use them. How do you get a backup copy of the data?
  2. Thanks,
  3. Sam
  4.  

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ralf Kefferpuetz
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:14 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible windows calendar app

 

Hello,

What’s about the default Win10 contacts and calendar apps?

 

Cheers,

  Ralf

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sam Bushman
Sent: Sonntag, 12. Januar 2020 17:43
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessible windows calendar app

 

Hi All,

 

Accessible Calendar app to track events with NVDA.

 

Does anyone know of a good windows calendar app that will keep track of and help schedule events that will work great with NVDA?

I need to keep track of contact info and notes relating to the event as well.

 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions/ideas.

Sam

 


Re: Accessible windows calendar app

Ralf Kefferpuetz
 

Hello,

What’s about the default Win10 contacts and calendar apps?

 

Cheers,

  Ralf

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sam Bushman
Sent: Sonntag, 12. Januar 2020 17:43
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessible windows calendar app

 

Hi All,

 

Accessible Calendar app to track events with NVDA.

 

Does anyone know of a good windows calendar app that will keep track of and help schedule events that will work great with NVDA?

I need to keep track of contact info and notes relating to the event as well.

 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions/ideas.

Sam

 


Re: NVDA - Can it read the subtitles in movies?

Rob Hudson
 

Brian Vogel <@britechguy> wrote:
Personally, I'd actually go for a dubbed version, if we're talking foreign film. Although I'd rather avoid dubbed versions, the idea of simultaneous reading of subtitles over top of the actual dialog would be maddening.
Ideally you'd want to read the subs on a braille display. But again, if the subs are a bitmap, no can do. Subs are a mess to OCR, also.


Re: NVDA - Can it read the subtitles in movies?

 

Personally, I'd actually go for a dubbed version, if we're talking foreign film.  Although I'd rather avoid dubbed versions, the idea of simultaneous reading of subtitles over top of the actual dialog would be maddening.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

         ~ Robert Frost, The Black Cottage (1914)

 

 


Accessible windows calendar app

Sam Bushman
 

Hi All,

 

Accessible Calendar app to track events with NVDA.

 

Does anyone know of a good windows calendar app that will keep track of and help schedule events that will work great with NVDA?

I need to keep track of contact info and notes relating to the event as well.

 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions/ideas.

Sam

 


Libro FM got an accessibility upgrade.

 

I'm not sure how many here shop for audiobooks, but Libro FM is a DRM free alternative to Audible, that will also let you support your local indie bookstore. Anyway, I've done hours of testing with NVDA and the website is far more usable now. My next task is to make the search results a heading level 2, but keep the category filter and stuff at level 3 headings. Anyway, I worked hard with the team. I also stressed the need to create a culture of accessibility, not just rely on me for everything. We still have work to do, and, even as this goes out, an IOS update just rolled out with more than 10 accessibility fixes. Below is my affiliate link. Give it a look. I didn't test with Android, but I made sure they coded the Android app to the same accessibility standards. NVDA works best with the site, but it should work with JAWS.

Robert's referral link.


Re: NVDA - Can it read the subtitles in movies?

Rob Hudson
 

licurici.stelistii via Groups.Io <licurici.stelistii=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Is there any way that I can make NVDA read the subtitles from movies? Is there a video player that I can use? I'm on Windows 7. Thanks
If the subtitle is a bitmap, i.e a picture, no way. There is theoretically a way in vlc to see them, if they are actual text pieces scrolling on the screen, but i Haven't found a way.


NVDA - Can it read the subtitles in movies?

licurici.stelistii@...
 

Hello. Is there any way that I can make NVDA read the subtitles from movies? Is there a video player that I can use? I'm on Windows 7. Thanks


Re: Thunderbird Address Book Question?

Jim O'Sullivan
 

Thanks Rene
Have done most of those things.
Now I have also tried with NVDA 2019.3 beta.
Still the same.

Jim

On 11/01/2020 17:56, René Linke wrote:
Hi Jim,
Did you restart Thunderbird after updating it? That should be fixed then itself. Here it works everything with NVDA 2019.3 beta 1 and Thunderbird 68.4.1.
And did you switch to classic view?
René


Re: ocr solutions

Richard Kuzma
 

Good morning,

I have not used abby so cant speak to that, but text cloner is complete accessible from what I can see.

You can even download a demo of it from their site.

Let me know  if otherwise.

Rich

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:10 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ocr solutions

 

Hmmm what is text cloner like and is it more accessible than abbyy.

I like abbyy for what it is and use it a bunch, however, half price for upgrades is still high.

My version will run on win10 nicer than my old 14 does, and I have emailed them about a few issues but future things are always nice.

 

 

On 12/01/2020 8:54 pm, David Goldfield wrote:

For reference, the Text Cloner product page is available from the above link.

 

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 1/10/2020 2:18 PM, Richard Kuzma via Groups.Io wrote:

Good afternoon,

I know two blind people that use tect cloner pro and it is about $139.00 I believe.

It is from premier literacy.

It works very well and is completely accessible.

Let me know if you need any more info.

Rich

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 10:52 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ocr solutions

 

How old is your OCR program and how well does it work currently?  I haven't followed this for many years but for a good while, I found that upgrades may have improved marginal scanning situations but that much of the time, for most scanning under good conditions, the upgrades made little or no difference. 

 

Or are you upgrading because what you were using doesn't run in Windows 10, which is unlikely?

 

Gene

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

Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2020 6:06 PM

Subject: [nvda] ocr solutions

 

Hi.

Just wandering what ocr solutions people use.

I use abbyy fine reader and its mostly ok but access wize I have
wandered at it of late.

the latest version will cost me 190 instead of the 300 or so dollars for
a new version and I could easily upgrade it.

Right now omnipage standard costs me 192 nz right now, then again, what
do people use.

I want something that is accessible which will do ocr and scanning,
images, pdfs, paper documents.


Is it worth the upgrade of fine reader or should I switch to omnipage or
what.



Re: OCR

Monte Single
 

Yes, I know Steven Baum retired from Kurzweil a few years ago.

That does not mean the product is dead. 

Does anyone know the release  date of the latest update?

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arlene
Sent: January-11-20 10:20 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] OCR

 

That is going to suck. I have an older copy that came with my windows 7 box. I haven’t installed it here.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: January 11, 2020 7:23 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] OCR

 

Hmmm that really sucks.

 

This means k1000 will eventually become incompatible with windows 10.

 

I was really looking to buy into that software package at some point.

 

 

 

On 12/01/2020 2:57 pm, g melconian wrote:

> Your correct. Development stopped as the developer for Kurzweil 1000 retired and there has not been any  new development on that  front. I Think that Kurzweil has gone down hill from   that time frame.

>

 

 

 


Re: ocr solutions

 

Hmmm what is text cloner like and is it more accessible than abbyy.

I like abbyy for what it is and use it a bunch, however, half price for upgrades is still high.

My version will run on win10 nicer than my old 14 does, and I have emailed them about a few issues but future things are always nice.



On 12/01/2020 8:54 pm, David Goldfield wrote:

For reference, the Text Cloner product page is available from the above link.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 1/10/2020 2:18 PM, Richard Kuzma via Groups.Io wrote:

Good afternoon,

I know two blind people that use tect cloner pro and it is about $139.00 I believe.

It is from premier literacy.

It works very well and is completely accessible.

Let me know if you need any more info.

Rich

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 10:52 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ocr solutions

 

How old is your OCR program and how well does it work currently?  I haven't followed this for many years but for a good while, I found that upgrades may have improved marginal scanning situations but that much of the time, for most scanning under good conditions, the upgrades made little or no difference. 

 

Or are you upgrading because what you were using doesn't run in Windows 10, which is unlikely?

 

Gene

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

Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2020 6:06 PM

Subject: [nvda] ocr solutions

 

Hi.

Just wandering what ocr solutions people use.

I use abbyy fine reader and its mostly ok but access wize I have
wandered at it of late.

the latest version will cost me 190 instead of the 300 or so dollars for
a new version and I could easily upgrade it.

Right now omnipage standard costs me 192 nz right now, then again, what
do people use.

I want something that is accessible which will do ocr and scanning,
images, pdfs, paper documents.


Is it worth the upgrade of fine reader or should I switch to omnipage or
what.




Re: ocr solutions

David Goldfield
 

For reference, the Text Cloner product page is available from the above link.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 1/10/2020 2:18 PM, Richard Kuzma via Groups.Io wrote:

Good afternoon,

I know two blind people that use tect cloner pro and it is about $139.00 I believe.

It is from premier literacy.

It works very well and is completely accessible.

Let me know if you need any more info.

Rich

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 10:52 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ocr solutions

 

How old is your OCR program and how well does it work currently?  I haven't followed this for many years but for a good while, I found that upgrades may have improved marginal scanning situations but that much of the time, for most scanning under good conditions, the upgrades made little or no difference. 

 

Or are you upgrading because what you were using doesn't run in Windows 10, which is unlikely?

 

Gene

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

Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2020 6:06 PM

Subject: [nvda] ocr solutions

 

Hi.

Just wandering what ocr solutions people use.

I use abbyy fine reader and its mostly ok but access wize I have
wandered at it of late.

the latest version will cost me 190 instead of the 300 or so dollars for
a new version and I could easily upgrade it.

Right now omnipage standard costs me 192 nz right now, then again, what
do people use.

I want something that is accessible which will do ocr and scanning,
images, pdfs, paper documents.


Is it worth the upgrade of fine reader or should I switch to omnipage or
what.




locked NVDA remote

Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

Has any one heard any news about this being updated?

 

******

character is found in how you treat people who cannot do anything for you!                                                                       

 


Re: OCR

Arlene
 

That is going to suck. I have an older copy that came with my windows 7 box. I haven’t installed it here.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: January 11, 2020 7:23 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] OCR

 

Hmmm that really sucks.

 

This means k1000 will eventually become incompatible with windows 10.

 

I was really looking to buy into that software package at some point.

 

 

 

On 12/01/2020 2:57 pm, g melconian wrote:

> Your correct. Development stopped as the developer for Kurzweil 1000 retired and there has not been any  new development on that  front. I Think that Kurzweil has gone down hill from   that time frame.

>