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Re: Inability to work on Amazon site

Louis Maher <ljmaher@...>
 

Hi Ketan,

 

You  can buy items shown on that search by clicking (hit enter) on the found items.  For all practical purposes, you can buy from that web page.

 

 

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ketan Kothari
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 11:27 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Inability to work on Amazon site

 

Thank you for this;  I could search it but of course I can’t buy it from there.  That doesn’t help, does it? 

 

Ketan

 

From: Louis Maher

Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 9:38 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Inability to work on Amazon site

 

Folks,

 

The easiest way for the blind to access Amazon is through the Amazon access site

(https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ref=mw_access).  This site has a search field at the top which covers all Amazon things.  Just type in what you want, and the entire Amazon universe will be searched.  No categories needed.

 

 

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ketan Kothari
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:36 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Inability to work on Amazon site

 

Hi,

 

Actually, the same problems occur.  As I open the site and try to select Kindle store from the combo box in search options the form field/combo box does not work.  Also, even the sign-in link does not open.  This is strange as earlier when I used the other software this was done.  I hope not to go that way now.  Please help.

 

With best wishes,

 

Ketan   

 

Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 8:10 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Inability to work on Amazon site

 

Ketan:

 

Sorry, can you be more specific?


Are you trying to access Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk?


What features would you like to access?


Thanks,


Re: Inability to work on Amazon site

Ketan Kothari
 

Thank you for this;  I could search it but of course I can’t buy it from there.  That doesn’t help, does it? 
 
Ketan
 

From: Louis Maher
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 9:38 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Inability to work on Amazon site
 

Folks,

 

The easiest way for the blind to access Amazon is through the Amazon access site

(https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ref=mw_access).  This site has a search field at the top which covers all Amazon things.  Just type in what you want, and the entire Amazon universe will be searched.  No categories needed.

 

 

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ketan Kothari
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:36 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Inability to work on Amazon site

 

Hi,

 

Actually, the same problems occur.  As I open the site and try to select Kindle store from the combo box in search options the form field/combo box does not work.  Also, even the sign-in link does not open.  This is strange as earlier when I used the other software this was done.  I hope not to go that way now.  Please help.

 

With best wishes,

 

Ketan   

 

From: babcockldpvi@...

Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 8:10 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] Inability to work on Amazon site

 

Ketan:

 

Sorry, can you be more specific?


Are you trying to access Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk?


What features would you like to access?


Thanks,


Re: Inability to work on Amazon site

Peter Beasley
 

Why do web addresses have to be so complicated?
Surely they could havean address like amazon.com/access.

Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 5:08 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Inability to work on Amazon site
 

Folks,

 

The easiest way for the blind to access Amazon is through the Amazon access site

(https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ref=mw_access).  This site has a search field at the top which covers all Amazon things.  Just type in what you want, and the entire Amazon universe will be searched.  No categories needed.

 

 

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ketan Kothari
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:36 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Inability to work on Amazon site

 

Hi,

 

Actually, the same problems occur.  As I open the site and try to select Kindle store from the combo box in search options the form field/combo box does not work.  Also, even the sign-in link does not open.  This is strange as earlier when I used the other software this was done.  I hope not to go that way now.  Please help.

 

With best wishes,

 

Ketan   

 

Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 8:10 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Inability to work on Amazon site

 

Ketan:

 

Sorry, can you be more specific?


Are you trying to access Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk?


What features would you like to access?


Thanks,


Re: Inability to work on Amazon site

Louis Maher <ljmaher@...>
 

Folks,

 

The easiest way for the blind to access Amazon is through the Amazon access site

(https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ref=mw_access).  This site has a search field at the top which covers all Amazon things.  Just type in what you want, and the entire Amazon universe will be searched.  No categories needed.

 

 

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ketan Kothari
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:36 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Inability to work on Amazon site

 

Hi,

 

Actually, the same problems occur.  As I open the site and try to select Kindle store from the combo box in search options the form field/combo box does not work.  Also, even the sign-in link does not open.  This is strange as earlier when I used the other software this was done.  I hope not to go that way now.  Please help.

 

With best wishes,

 

Ketan   

 

Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 8:10 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Inability to work on Amazon site

 

Ketan:

 

Sorry, can you be more specific?


Are you trying to access Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk?


What features would you like to access?


Thanks,


Re: Inability to work on Amazon site

Ketan Kothari
 

Hi,
 
Actually, the same problems occur.  As I open the site and try to select Kindle store from the combo box in search options the form field/combo box does not work.  Also, even the sign-in link does not open.  This is strange as earlier when I used the other software this was done.  I hope not to go that way now.  Please help.
 
With best wishes,
 
Ketan   
 

From: babcockldpvi@...
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 8:10 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Inability to work on Amazon site
 

Ketan:

 

Sorry, can you be more specific?


Are you trying to access Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk?


What features would you like to access?


Thanks,


Re: Inability to work on Amazon site

Babcock LDPVI
 

Ketan:


Sorry, can you be more specific?


Are you trying to access Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk?


What features would you like to access?


Thanks,


Inability to work on Amazon site

Ketan Kothari
 

 


Re: Speech recognition and deaf-blind

 

Just a general note:   speech recognition technology has vastly improved over just the last several years and continues to do so.

I dabbled in speech recognition when it was a new thing and found it almost useless.  Now Google Voice automatically creates a transcript of my incoming voicemail messages and, particularly for the sound quality involved via phone, does a very decent job.  I haven't tried the Windows 10 built-in speech recognition, but would certainly recommend playing with that.

Dragon Naturally Speaking is a great product but certainly not alone out there in its basic speech recognition/speech-to-text arena anymore.

Speech recognition requires some getting used to no matter how good it may be, particularly making sure you mute your microphone when something else interferes with the work you're doing.  That, or turning off the function entirely.  When you're dictating a document it can be rather amusing to see what gets in there when the spouse, kids, or coworkers give you a holler for whatever and you respond, having forgotten to turn speech recognition off.  One could change amusing to frustrating and the same applies.
--
Brian

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Re: Cannot open excel file from file folder on desktop

Babcock LDPVI
 

Cearbhall:


Are you having a problem with one specific file or lots of different ones?



Re: Speech recognition and deaf-blind

Babcock LDPVI
 

Hello:

I am trialling the accessibility and "voice typing" functions available in Google Docs at the moment. Google Docs is the free online office provided by Google to anyone with a Google Account. 

Their voice typing function is only available if you use the Chrome browser. 

I have never had to train the voice typing function but I have in the past few months used it extensively and it is about 90% accuracy. 

Google Docs is very accessible with NVDA which is a great help. 

I am not deaf or blind myself but I work as part of a team of advisory teachers who support young people with visual impairments in schools.

Thanks, 


Re: Windows 10 infoormation

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PSYes, Hp has sound issues quite often in my experience as it uses some odboall drivers. Dell can have issues with the drivers of sound but often installing generic ones cures them. Dells are also, in my opinion, beter made mechanically than most of the others.
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From: "Heaven Botma" <heaven@training-kaleidoscopesa.org>
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Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 6:59 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation


Hi

You can't go wrong with Dell.

Personally I prefer Dell, Toshiba or Asus. Acer is also good, but stay away
from Linovo and even further away from HP, because those tend to give the
most problems. I have had more students asking my advice about the last
mentioned brands than anything else.

Just try to get a laptop with a numpad if possible.

Every person is entitled to their own opinion and it is not necessary to go
for the most expensive machine, just the most reliable which you know you
can afford. If an R4 500 machine does a wonderful job, it is not necessary
to buy something for 4 times more expensive because of the specs.

It may just be a good idea to run Classic Shall on Windows 10 so that it
behaves like Windows 7. However, I find that Windows 10 is the most
responsive thus far and it is quick when receiving commands.

Regards




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-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of David
Tanner
Sent: Monday, 15 August 2016 4:01 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

For open book go to the freedom scientific webpage and downloaded the latest
update to open book 9 so that it will work with windows 10.

David Tanner

From my iPhone 6 S

On Aug 14, 2016, at 4:11 PM, Lino Morales <linomorales001@gmail.com>
wrote:

As far as memory you need 2 GB to run 10. I'd go 5 to 8 if I was you. If
you have ran WIN 8 which you have I don't think it should be that big of an
adjustment. Shoot I whent from using XP to WIN 10 last year. Kerzweil 1000,
Open book etc. should work great with WIN 10.


On 8/14/2016 10:49 AM, Nicholas Stevens wrote:
Hi all,
Hope somebody can maybe assist me with some Windows 10 inforrmation.
I'm considering maybe buying a computer which is running Windows 10 to
repllace this computer which is old and giving me plenty of problems. Is it
very easy to use Windows 10 or is it a huge adjustment? I have previously
worked on a pc rnning Windows 8.
My mane questions for thee moment are:
1. I use Openbook 8.0 for scanning and reading documents. Would I be able
to run it on Windows 10 or would I have to purchase another copy?
2. Is there a certain amount of memory that I should get when upgrading
to Windows 10 or doesn't it make a differencce. I'm aware that I have to run
NVDA as Jaws doesn't support Windows 10 unless upgrading to the latest Jaws.
If anybody has any other advice and tips for me I would really apreciate
it.
I llook forward too your responses.
Regards
Nicholas



Re: Windows 10 infoormation

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Yes laptop with a keypad is a must, though the removal of the context application key can be a real pain on dell machines. you have to use an enlarged shift key and a function key to create this, surely a normal sized caps and a context key might have been wiser.
Brian

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From: "Heaven Botma" <heaven@training-kaleidoscopesa.org>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 6:59 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation


Hi

You can't go wrong with Dell.

Personally I prefer Dell, Toshiba or Asus. Acer is also good, but stay away
from Linovo and even further away from HP, because those tend to give the
most problems. I have had more students asking my advice about the last
mentioned brands than anything else.

Just try to get a laptop with a numpad if possible.

Every person is entitled to their own opinion and it is not necessary to go
for the most expensive machine, just the most reliable which you know you
can afford. If an R4 500 machine does a wonderful job, it is not necessary
to buy something for 4 times more expensive because of the specs.

It may just be a good idea to run Classic Shall on Windows 10 so that it
behaves like Windows 7. However, I find that Windows 10 is the most
responsive thus far and it is quick when receiving commands.

Regards




Heaven Botma
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Lecturer

T: 023 348 7634
C: 079 512 2856
F: 023 342 3959
E: heaven@training-kaleidoscopesa.org
W: www.kaleidoscopesa.org
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Posbus 233 P.O. Box, Worcester, 6849









-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of David
Tanner
Sent: Monday, 15 August 2016 4:01 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

For open book go to the freedom scientific webpage and downloaded the latest
update to open book 9 so that it will work with windows 10.

David Tanner

From my iPhone 6 S

On Aug 14, 2016, at 4:11 PM, Lino Morales <linomorales001@gmail.com>
wrote:

As far as memory you need 2 GB to run 10. I'd go 5 to 8 if I was you. If
you have ran WIN 8 which you have I don't think it should be that big of an
adjustment. Shoot I whent from using XP to WIN 10 last year. Kerzweil 1000,
Open book etc. should work great with WIN 10.


On 8/14/2016 10:49 AM, Nicholas Stevens wrote:
Hi all,
Hope somebody can maybe assist me with some Windows 10 inforrmation.
I'm considering maybe buying a computer which is running Windows 10 to
repllace this computer which is old and giving me plenty of problems. Is it
very easy to use Windows 10 or is it a huge adjustment? I have previously
worked on a pc rnning Windows 8.
My mane questions for thee moment are:
1. I use Openbook 8.0 for scanning and reading documents. Would I be able
to run it on Windows 10 or would I have to purchase another copy?
2. Is there a certain amount of memory that I should get when upgrading
to Windows 10 or doesn't it make a differencce. I'm aware that I have to run
NVDA as Jaws doesn't support Windows 10 unless upgrading to the latest Jaws.
If anybody has any other advice and tips for me I would really apreciate
it.
I llook forward too your responses.
Regards
Nicholas



Re: windows 10 question

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If no screenreader works then there is something very wrong with your windows 7, as I am using xp throughtto 10 with the latest version of nvda.
Might be a good idea to start from scratch if something has farted over the operating systm. It also might point to a hardware issue in the making or some malware.
Don't attempt to update a system with serious issues it will and I've done it far too often end in tears.
This is why in all previous windows I've use a piece of softwar called Errunt which backs up registry every day. Unfortunately its not running properly in windows 10, so if anyone knows how to make it able to save and restore as it does in xp and 7, do let me know its like performing without a net.
Brian

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From: "marvin kotler" <m.kotler53@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 4:54 AM
Subject: [nvda] windows 10 question


Good evening group. Is windows 10 still free for the disabled? I have been real sick the last few weeks, tried to get a book and did something in control panel and lost windows ten. I am supposedly now using windows seven; screen readers like jaws or nvda do not work anymore. Can I get windows ten back? Any help would be appreciated.
Marv


Re: Windows 10 infoormation

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Not sure is you read that right. I certainly find that if you look at your needs and try to get a machine that can do those things then that is good idvice. I seldom use laptops but find them quite a lot slower as they tend to use a lot of power saving things that can result in operations being slower.
So in this instance, something which is the best depends on what you want, battery life, graphis, speed...
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@ripco.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 10:36 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation


I don't think it is good procedure to give general advice such as to get the best computer you can afford. Would you tell someone to get the most expensive car or stereo or television they can afford? A lot of people don't need anything more than a computer in the moderate price range. They don't need machines designed for power users or gamers. In addition, some people may not care if they have an SSD or not. I don't. My computer is plenty fast for my needs and desires.

Get the best you can afford is as bad general advice for computers as for anything else you are contemplating purchasing.

Gene
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Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 4:14 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation


you will not have really any problem using and running windows10, try
and get the best computer you can afford if you can get one with an ssd
do that this will speed things up loads. good luck.

On 14/08/2016 15:49, Nicholas Stevens wrote:
Hi all,
Hope somebody can maybe assist me with some Windows 10 inforrmation.
I'm considering maybe buying a computer which is running Windows 10 to
repllace this computer which is old and giving me plenty of problems. Is
it very easy to use Windows 10 or is it a huge adjustment? I have
previously worked on a pc rnning Windows 8.
My mane questions for thee moment are:
1. I use Openbook 8.0 for scanning and reading documents. Would I be
able to run it on Windows 10 or would I have to purchase another copy?
2. Is there a certain amount of memory that I should get when upgrading
to Windows 10 or doesn't it make a differencce. I'm aware that I have to
run NVDA as Jaws doesn't support Windows 10 unless upgrading to the
latest Jaws.
If anybody has any other advice and tips for me I would really apreciate
it.
I llook forward too your responses.
Regards
Nicholas




Re: Speech recognition and deaf-blind

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I saw a note on here that a development of nvda with ability to use that software might be being considered.
I was quite impressed by the way 10 seems to, out of the box understand speech, but whether its good enough to use to type stuff i Have not tried.
Brian

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From: "John J. Boyer" <john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 10:09 PM
Subject: [nvda] Speech recognition and deaf-blind


Is anyone using Dragon Naturaly speaking or another speech recognition
program. It has been suggested that with such a program people who
aren't good typists could talk to me.

Thanks,

--
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AbilitiesSoft, Inc.
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Location: Madison, Wisconsin USA
Mission: To develop softwares and provide STEM services for people with
disabilities which are available at no cost.



Re: Windows 10 infoormation

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One think I have noticed with Windows 10 is that 8 gigs of memory really does make it less sluggish. also a solid state disc for the operating system also makes it boot faster and do operations like search more quickly.
These things have always been so on other windows versions though. I have not had it long enough to know if it suffers from the slowdown with time issue on previous versions though keeping up optimisation of the drives on those seems to head this off at the pass so to speak.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Nicholas Stevens" <nicolas.stevens@telkomsa.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 8:14 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation


Hi,
Thanks for your reply.
I'll definitely check i out. See link of possible computer I was thinking of. Let me know what you think of it.
http://www.dionwired.co.za/dell-dell-intel-core-i3-notebook-00738054.html

Regards
Nicholas.
From: Jenine Stanley
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 6:25 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation


I’m in the process of making the switch to Windows 10 on my work machine and, trying it on one of our home machines, I have to say I’m impressed with how responsive it seems and how different it’s not, from Windows 7 that is.


I do have to do some digging to find things that have been renamed or placed in odd locations but if you’ve used Windows 8 in any form, the locations are similar. I may have even converted my husband who is a devout Windows 8.1 pro user.

Jenine Stanley
dragonwalker64@gmail.com






On Aug 14, 2016, at 12:16 PM, Cearbhall O'Meadhra <cearbhall.omeadhra@blbc.ie> wrote:


Hi Nicholas,

I amusing Windows 10 without any problems using NVDA 2016.2.1 and JAWS 17. I
don't use Openbook but I found an article on the web that I think should
encourage you to go ahead and use Openbook 8:
https://groups.io/g/blindtech/topic/openbook_on_windows_10_does/788771?p=,,,
20,0,0,0:RecentPostDate,,,20,2,0,788771

Would this be any help?

All the best,

Cearbhall

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-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nicholas
Stevens
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 3:49 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

Hi all,
Hope somebody can maybe assist me with some Windows 10 inforrmation.
I'm considering maybe buying a computer which is running Windows 10 to
repllace this computer which is old and giving me plenty of problems. Is it
very easy to use Windows 10 or is it a huge adjustment? I have previously
worked on a pc rnning Windows 8.
My mane questions for thee moment are:
1. I use Openbook 8.0 for scanning and reading documents. Would I be able to
run it on Windows 10 or would I have to purchase another copy?
2. Is there a certain amount of memory that I should get when upgrading to
Windows 10 or doesn't it make a differencce. I'm aware that I have to run
NVDA as Jaws doesn't support Windows 10 unless upgrading to the latest Jaws.
If anybody has any other advice and tips for me I would really apreciate it.
I llook forward too your responses.
Regards
Nicholas


Re: Windows 10 infoormation

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I would say that usually things that ran on 8 run on 10, don't use the Edge browser, use Firefox, Don't use the mail app, use tbird or the hack of outlook express or if you are getting office try to get 2013 not 2016 and try Outlook for mail.

Narrator is better on 10, and can to some extent make Edge useable, but to me at least it seems sluggish though it does have better navigation than anything else I've tried, it certainly does not perform as well as nvda with programs not made by Microsoft.

This is the anniversary edition I have been playing with. I actually like the alphabet organised start menu option over the mess before and the ability to do voice searches can be interesting though not of much real use other than the wow factor at first.

What else? Well most of it is just window dressing and to me the security settings even at minimum get in the way all too often for my taste. Somebody needs to hack it ..:-)
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Nicholas Stevens" <nicolas.stevens@telkomsa.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 3:49 PM
Subject: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation


Hi all,
Hope somebody can maybe assist me with some Windows 10 inforrmation.
I'm considering maybe buying a computer which is running Windows 10 to repllace this computer which is old and giving me plenty of problems. Is it very easy to use Windows 10 or is it a huge adjustment? I have previously worked on a pc rnning Windows 8.
My mane questions for thee moment are:
1. I use Openbook 8.0 for scanning and reading documents. Would I be able to run it on Windows 10 or would I have to purchase another copy?
2. Is there a certain amount of memory that I should get when upgrading to Windows 10 or doesn't it make a differencce. I'm aware that I have to run NVDA as Jaws doesn't support Windows 10 unless upgrading to the latest Jaws.
If anybody has any other advice and tips for me I would really apreciate it.
I llook forward too your responses.
Regards
Nicholas



Re: Windows 10 infoormation

Heaven Botma <heaven@...>
 

Hi

You can't go wrong with Dell.

Personally I prefer Dell, Toshiba or Asus. Acer is also good, but stay away
from Linovo and even further away from HP, because those tend to give the
most problems. I have had more students asking my advice about the last
mentioned brands than anything else.

Just try to get a laptop with a numpad if possible.

Every person is entitled to their own opinion and it is not necessary to go
for the most expensive machine, just the most reliable which you know you
can afford. If an R4 500 machine does a wonderful job, it is not necessary
to buy something for 4 times more expensive because of the specs.

It may just be a good idea to run Classic Shall on Windows 10 so that it
behaves like Windows 7. However, I find that Windows 10 is the most
responsive thus far and it is quick when receiving commands.

Regards




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-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of David
Tanner
Sent: Monday, 15 August 2016 4:01 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

For open book go to the freedom scientific webpage and downloaded the latest
update to open book 9 so that it will work with windows 10.

David Tanner

From my iPhone 6 S

On Aug 14, 2016, at 4:11 PM, Lino Morales <linomorales001@gmail.com>
wrote:

As far as memory you need 2 GB to run 10. I'd go 5 to 8 if I was you. If
you have ran WIN 8 which you have I don't think it should be that big of an
adjustment. Shoot I whent from using XP to WIN 10 last year. Kerzweil 1000,
Open book etc. should work great with WIN 10.


On 8/14/2016 10:49 AM, Nicholas Stevens wrote:
Hi all,
Hope somebody can maybe assist me with some Windows 10 inforrmation.
I'm considering maybe buying a computer which is running Windows 10 to
repllace this computer which is old and giving me plenty of problems. Is it
very easy to use Windows 10 or is it a huge adjustment? I have previously
worked on a pc rnning Windows 8.
My mane questions for thee moment are:
1. I use Openbook 8.0 for scanning and reading documents. Would I be able
to run it on Windows 10 or would I have to purchase another copy?
2. Is there a certain amount of memory that I should get when upgrading
to Windows 10 or doesn't it make a differencce. I'm aware that I have to run
NVDA as Jaws doesn't support Windows 10 unless upgrading to the latest Jaws.
If anybody has any other advice and tips for me I would really apreciate
it.
I llook forward too your responses.
Regards
Nicholas



Re: Windows 10 infoormation

Heaven Botma <heaven@...>
 

Hi Nicholas

I am not sure of Open Book.

We use Windows 10 at the College as you know, and my laptop runs Windows 10
without a problem on 4 GB RAM. It is a 64 Bit system so 4 GB is
recommended.




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C: 079 512 2856
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Posbus 233 P.O. Box, Worcester, 6849

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nicholas
Stevens
Sent: Sunday, 14 August 2016 4:49 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Windows 10 infoormation

Hi all,
Hope somebody can maybe assist me with some Windows 10 inforrmation.
I'm considering maybe buying a computer which is running Windows 10 to
repllace this computer which is old and giving me plenty of problems. Is it
very easy to use Windows 10 or is it a huge adjustment? I have previously
worked on a pc rnning Windows 8.
My mane questions for thee moment are:
1. I use Openbook 8.0 for scanning and reading documents. Would I be able to
run it on Windows 10 or would I have to purchase another copy?
2. Is there a certain amount of memory that I should get when upgrading to
Windows 10 or doesn't it make a differencce. I'm aware that I have to run
NVDA as Jaws doesn't support Windows 10 unless upgrading to the latest Jaws.
If anybody has any other advice and tips for me I would really apreciate it.
I llook forward too your responses.
Regards
Nicholas


Re: Speech recognition and deaf-blind

Jack Zimmerman <jackzip65@...>
 

Hello John and List! I had tried using the free IOS version of that program, at one time but really wasn't very imressed with it at all. Either that or just don't know how to talk right! A possibility! When I looked that was the only one they had. Perhaps the paid ver_not would be better. I am also a deaf blind person! Completely braille reliant! So something like this would be a boon to me also but It would need to be some type of mobile application for when I'm oot and aboot!
My best to All!!

Jack and Becky
Sent from our iPod touch

On Aug 14, 2016, at 4:09 PM, John J. Boyer <john.boyer@abilitiessoft.org> wrote:

Is anyone using Dragon Naturaly speaking or another speech recognition
program. It has been suggested that with such a program people who
aren't good typists could talk to me.

Thanks,

--
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AbilitiesSoft, Inc.
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Location: Madison, Wisconsin USA
Mission: To develop softwares and provide STEM services for people with
disabilities which are available at no cost.