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Re: Accessible note taking apps

David Griffith
 

All through my PhD I pretty much used Windows Notepad  exclusively and, of course, for writing my actual Thesis Microsoft Word. Word/Excel was used for tables etc.

So my main research tool was notepad.

People may have different needs but as I am completely blind formatting was rarely an issue for me.

 

With Notepad I used the following procedure.

In Notepad Press F5 to automatically insert the date and time.

Then basically  type in any notes I needed.


Save it with a suitably clear filename in a pre-organised directory structure.

 

In the rare event I had loads of notes I would use *** as a virtual bookmarker  and simply use find to find the bookmark.

 

For Important websites I used the following procedure.

Again in Notepad press F5 to automatically store the date of website retrieval for reference purposes.

In your browser Alt D to jump to the address bar and then simply  control C to copy the address – alt tab to notepad and paste in the link.  Again  for accurate referencing purposes in your thesis.

Back to the browser I would then F6 back down to the web page and press select A and copy all the text of the web page to  the notepad file as well as a failsafe  in case the webpage goes offline etc.

In extremely rare circumstance if there were loads of headings / tables and navigation  was essential I simply save the web page for offline html reading.

As I say people’s needs may differ but I think the reading of content / analysis and then writing is probably more important than the tools used.

David G.

 

 

 

 

 

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From: Sean
Sent: 23 August 2020 11:41
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible note taking apps

 

These applications can be good for writing plaintext and code.
But bad options for note-taking.

On 23/08/2020 13:31, zahra wrote:

hello.
whats your idea about notepad plus plus?
 
On 8/23/20, Sean <s.tolstoyevski@...> wrote:
Hi,
 
I research a lot of articles and I need to save this information regularly.
Some things I can forget over time.
 
I tried OneNote, Notes... and couldn't use it.
 
I am using windows 10.
 
Do you have any advice on this matter?
 
Features I expected:
     * to be able to search through the notes I have taken
     * export as html or txt
 
Stay healthy.
 
 
    Sean
 
  * Email: seantolstoyevski@...
    <mailto:seantolstoyevski@...>
  * GitHub: SeanTolstoyevski <https://github.com/SeanTolstoyevski/>
 
👨🦯 I’m programmer. I coding often Python, sometimes Go and rarely C++.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

--

Sean

👨🦯 I’m programmer. I coding often Python, sometimes Go and rarely C++.

 


Re: Accessible note taking apps

 

sorry for the incorrect link for accessibility of notetab with nvda.
here you are the correct one.
https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/636

On 8/23/20, zahra ayat <nasrinkhaksar3@...> wrote:
if you found a program which is accessible with nvda,
and be freeware and opensource program
and with support for unicode, please introduce me!
also, did you try notetab?
i believe its became accessible with nvda 2018.2
https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/8102
https://www.notetab.com

On 8/23/20, Sean <s.tolstoyevski@...> wrote:
These applications can be good for writing plaintext and code.
But bad options for note-taking.

On 23/08/2020 13:31, zahra wrote:
hello.
whats your idea about notepad plus plus?

On 8/23/20, Sean <s.tolstoyevski@...> wrote:
Hi,

I research a lot of articles and I need to save this information
regularly.
Some things I can forget over time.

I tried OneNote, Notes... and couldn't use it.

I am using windows 10.

Do you have any advice on this matter?

Features I expected:
* to be able to search through the notes I have taken
* export as html or txt

Stay healthy.


Sean

* Email: seantolstoyevski@...
<mailto:seantolstoyevski@...>
* GitHub: SeanTolstoyevski <https://github.com/SeanTolstoyevski/>

👨‍🦯 I’m programmer. I coding often Python, sometimes Go and rarely
C++.




--


Sean

* Email: seantolstoyevski@...
<mailto:seantolstoyevski@...>
* GitHub: SeanTolstoyevski <https://github.com/SeanTolstoyevski/>

👨‍🦯 I’m programmer. I coding often Python, sometimes Go and rarely C++.





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were I given all the seven heavens
with all they contain
in order that
I may disobey God
by depriving an ant
from the husk of a grain of barley,
I would not do it.
imam ali
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were I given all the seven heavens
with all they contain
in order that
I may disobey God
by depriving an ant
from the husk of a grain of barley,
I would not do it.
imam ali


Re: Accessible note taking apps

 

if you found a program which is accessible with nvda,
and be freeware and opensource program
and with support for unicode, please introduce me!
also, did you try notetab?
i believe its became accessible with nvda 2018.2
https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/8102
https://www.notetab.com

On 8/23/20, Sean <s.tolstoyevski@...> wrote:
These applications can be good for writing plaintext and code.
But bad options for note-taking.

On 23/08/2020 13:31, zahra wrote:
hello.
whats your idea about notepad plus plus?

On 8/23/20, Sean <s.tolstoyevski@...> wrote:
Hi,

I research a lot of articles and I need to save this information
regularly.
Some things I can forget over time.

I tried OneNote, Notes... and couldn't use it.

I am using windows 10.

Do you have any advice on this matter?

Features I expected:
* to be able to search through the notes I have taken
* export as html or txt

Stay healthy.


Sean

* Email: seantolstoyevski@...
<mailto:seantolstoyevski@...>
* GitHub: SeanTolstoyevski <https://github.com/SeanTolstoyevski/>

👨‍🦯 I’m programmer. I coding often Python, sometimes Go and rarely
C++.




--


Sean

* Email: seantolstoyevski@...
<mailto:seantolstoyevski@...>
* GitHub: SeanTolstoyevski <https://github.com/SeanTolstoyevski/>

👨‍🦯 I’m programmer. I coding often Python, sometimes Go and rarely C++.




--
By God,
were I given all the seven heavens
with all they contain
in order that
I may disobey God
by depriving an ant
from the husk of a grain of barley,
I would not do it.
imam ali


Re: Accessible note taking apps

Sean
 

These applications can be good for writing plaintext and code.
But bad options for note-taking.

On 23/08/2020 13:31, zahra wrote:
hello.
whats your idea about notepad plus plus?

On 8/23/20, Sean <s.tolstoyevski@...> wrote:
Hi,

I research a lot of articles and I need to save this information regularly.
Some things I can forget over time.

I tried OneNote, Notes... and couldn't use it.

I am using windows 10.

Do you have any advice on this matter?

Features I expected:
     * to be able to search through the notes I have taken
     * export as html or txt

Stay healthy.


    Sean

  * Email: seantolstoyevski@...
    <mailto:seantolstoyevski@...>
  * GitHub: SeanTolstoyevski <https://github.com/SeanTolstoyevski/>

👨‍🦯 I’m programmer. I coding often Python, sometimes Go and rarely C++.






--

Sean

👨‍🦯 I’m programmer. I coding often Python, sometimes Go and rarely C++.


POWERPOINT

heaven.lists92@...
 

Dear List

 

I recently saw a job opportunity on the internet which I would like to apply for.  However, I need to do a powerPoint presentation as part of the application.

 

Could someone give me tips on the following, please:

 

1.            Creating and using PowerPoint presentations.

 

2.            Sharing such a presentation on Zoom.

 

Thank you for your help and advice.

 

Kind regards

 

Heaven


Re: Accessible note taking apps

Richard Kuzma
 

I just use wordpad here for most of my notes

However, I deviced a heading thing.

What I do is put an asterisk at the beginning of the line for a heading to make it easy to search and move from topic to topic.

Hope this helps

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sean
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 6:30 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessible note taking apps

 

Hi,

I research a lot of articles and I need to save this information regularly.
Some things I can forget over time.

I tried OneNote, Notes... and couldn't use it.

I am using windows 10.

Do you have any advice on this matter?

Features I expected:
    * to be able to search through the notes I have taken
    * export as html or txt

Stay healthy.

 

Sean

👨‍🦯 I’m programmer. I coding often Python, sometimes Go and rarely C++.


Re: Accessible note taking apps

 

hello.
whats your idea about notepad plus plus?

On 8/23/20, Sean <s.tolstoyevski@...> wrote:
Hi,

I research a lot of articles and I need to save this information regularly.
Some things I can forget over time.

I tried OneNote, Notes... and couldn't use it.

I am using windows 10.

Do you have any advice on this matter?

Features I expected:
    * to be able to search through the notes I have taken
    * export as html or txt

Stay healthy.


Sean

* Email: seantolstoyevski@...
<mailto:seantolstoyevski@...>
* GitHub: SeanTolstoyevski <https://github.com/SeanTolstoyevski/>

👨‍🦯 I’m programmer. I coding often Python, sometimes Go and rarely C++.




--
By God,
were I given all the seven heavens
with all they contain
in order that
I may disobey God
by depriving an ant
from the husk of a grain of barley,
I would not do it.
imam ali


Accessible note taking apps

Sean
 

Hi,

I research a lot of articles and I need to save this information regularly.
Some things I can forget over time.

I tried OneNote, Notes... and couldn't use it.

I am using windows 10.

Do you have any advice on this matter?

Features I expected:
    * to be able to search through the notes I have taken
    * export as html or txt

Stay healthy.


Sean

👨‍🦯 I’m programmer. I coding often Python, sometimes Go and rarely C++.


Re: Which video software for nvda

Marisane Moruthanyana
 

Go for clipgrab.com

very accessible.

On 8/23/20, Ian Blackburn <ianblackburn@...> wrote:
The program that blocked it was Malwarebytes
It doesn’t even give an option to go through to the website for that
website
Sometimes Malwarebytes let you go through
On 23 Aug 2020, at 4:33 pm, Shaun Everiss <@smeveriss> wrote:

Hmmm its not a virus.

It uses versions of ffmpeg and youtube dl both of which are opensource
components.

The program runs on oracle java as its engine.

Its got an innosetup installer and thats about it.

Then again I am not surprised.

Microsoft flags just about anything everything from ccleaner to cdex could
be a problem for some obscure reason.

Heck even nvda became malware at one time.

Lets face it, security companies don't like the blind especially antivirus
makers.



On 23/08/2020 7:45 pm, Gene wrote:
Since I haven't seen any reports of such unwanted programs or malware and
it is a popular program, a false positive is the logical and by far the
more probable explanation.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Hope Williamson
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:28 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda]Which video software for nvda

Pontes is a program specifically made for blind people, not saying that
that exempts it from crapware, but it probably has a higher chance of
not having any than any mainstream converter.











Re: A call for testing to users of the OCR add-on

Lukasz Golonka
 

Hello,

On Sat, 22 Aug 2020 02:34:42 -0600
"Robert Doc Wright godfearer" <godfearer@...> wrote:

Is this suppose to what Jaws does for reading print from a scanner?

No, this add-on allows to recognize current navigator object with
Tesseract engine similar to what is possible with NVDA built-in OCR but
works regardless of Windows version.

--
Regards
Lukasz


Re: Which video software for nvda

Ian Blackburn
 

The program that blocked it was Malwarebytes
It doesn’t even give an option to go through to the website for that website
Sometimes Malwarebytes let you go through

On 23 Aug 2020, at 4:33 pm, Shaun Everiss <@smeveriss> wrote:

Hmmm its not a virus.

It uses versions of ffmpeg and youtube dl both of which are opensource components.

The program runs on oracle java as its engine.

Its got an innosetup installer and thats about it.

Then again I am not surprised.

Microsoft flags just about anything everything from ccleaner to cdex could be a problem for some obscure reason.

Heck even nvda became malware at one time.

Lets face it, security companies don't like the blind especially antivirus makers.



On 23/08/2020 7:45 pm, Gene wrote:
Since I haven't seen any reports of such unwanted programs or malware and it is a popular program, a false positive is the logical and by far the more probable explanation.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Hope Williamson
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:28 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda]Which video software for nvda

Pontes is a program specifically made for blind people, not saying that
that exempts it from crapware, but it probably has a higher chance of
not having any than any mainstream converter.





Re: Which video software for nvda

 

Hmmm its not a virus.

It uses versions of ffmpeg and youtube dl both of which are opensource components.

The program runs on oracle java as its engine.

Its got an innosetup installer and thats about it.

Then again I am not surprised.

Microsoft flags just about anything everything from ccleaner to cdex could be a problem for some obscure reason.

Heck even nvda became malware at one time.

Lets face it, security companies don't like the blind especially antivirus makers.

On 23/08/2020 7:45 pm, Gene wrote:
Since I haven't seen any reports of such unwanted programs or malware and it is a popular program, a false positive is the logical and by far the more probable explanation.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Hope Williamson
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:28 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda]Which video software for nvda

Pontes is a program specifically made for blind people, not saying that
that exempts it from crapware, but it probably has a higher chance of
not having any than any mainstream converter.





Re: Which video software for nvda

Gene
 

Since I haven't seen any reports of such unwanted programs or malware and it is a popular program, a false positive is the logical and by far the more probable explanation.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Hope Williamson
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:28 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda]Which video software for nvda

Pontes is a program specifically made for blind people, not saying that
that exempts it from crapware, but it probably has a higher chance of
not having any than any mainstream converter.


Re: Which video software for nvda

Hope Williamson
 

Pontes is a program specifically made for blind people, not saying that
that exempts it from crapware, but it probably has a higher chance of
not having any than any mainstream converter.


Re: Which video software for nvda

Hope Williamson
 

Just run it in Firefox with uBlock Origin and you'll be fine. It's
probably something on the page itself. I have it installed and have had
no issues with it.


Re: Which video software for nvda

Gene
 

What program is giving you the warning? and when do you get it? The program is very popular among blind people and a large number are using it. I've seen no reports of it containing a trojan or of the web site containing a trojan. A false posibive is by far the most likely conclusion unless you are saying the page itself, when it comes up brings up this warning. In that case, if it is the page and not at the time you follow the download link, then its possible the page has some sort of hacked advertising.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Blackburn
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:24 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda]Which video software for nvda

is there a portible version of Pontesbecause the webpage gives me a
warning of a Trojan



On 23/08/2020 4:25 am, Ron Canazzi wrote:

Hi Heddy,

Pontes Media Downloader does give you the option to download the full unconverted video from Youtube. It also allows conversion to MP3 and other audio formats. I am totally blind myself and therefore I cannot make accurate analysis of just what quality of videos are downloaded. By default, it downloads the video in MP4 format. I think this may be a compressed form of the video, so if compressed video format is not good enough, maybe this won't work for you.

In any case, the download page for this app is:
http://www.pontes.ro/en/scripts/#pmd


On 8/22/2020 4:03 PM, Hettie wrote:
I spent a lot of time searching Google for an accessible video downloader that works with nvda.

I came accros Ummy Video Downloader and it looks like a possibility but unfortunately it allows only 1 free download before you need to pay. The subscription price falls out of my monthly or once-off budget. The video I downloaded from Youtube was of a very high quality.

Any suggestions for a free app?


Hettie


On 2020/08/22 9:45 pm, Gene wrote:
I don't use the updater so others can discuss it. Regarding add-ons, I don't know where you are looking. If you go to:
https://addons.nvda-project.org/index.en.html
that is the official NVDA add-ons page. That doesn't mean that no other add-ons are available elsewhere, it means that these have been checked by NVDA volunteers for safety and that they work properly.

You are on the stable add-ons page. You will see a link as you look down the page for add-ons under development. You may use them if you wish but they may have bugs, being sort of like betas.

Legacy add-ons, as I understand it, and there is a link to them as well, are those that can be used with older versions of NVDA. I'm not sure, but I don't think they will work with current versions.

If you go to the page I gave a link to earlier and move down the page using h for heading, you will move from add-on link to add-on link.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: David Ingram
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2020 2:33 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] what addons can i get with the most recent version of NVDA?

Hi list members, i'd like to know is there a more recent updater, and what addons can I use with the most recent version of NVDA? There doesn't seem to be many choices in terms of addons that I can choose to use. I would appreciate any assistance that anyone can give in reguards to my questions. Thank you.






Re: Which video software for nvda

Ian Blackburn
 

is there a portible version of Pontesbecause the webpage gives me a warning of a Trojan

On 23/08/2020 4:25 am, Ron Canazzi wrote:

Hi Heddy,

Pontes Media Downloader does give you the option to download the full unconverted video from Youtube.  It also allows  conversion to MP3 and other audio formats.  I am totally blind myself and therefore I cannot make accurate analysis of just what quality of videos are downloaded.  By default, it downloads the video in MP4 format.  I think this may be a compressed form of the video, so if compressed video format is not good enough, maybe this won't work for you.

In any case, the download page for this app is:
http://www.pontes.ro/en/scripts/#pmd


On 8/22/2020 4:03 PM, Hettie wrote:
I spent a lot of time searching Google for an accessible video downloader that works with nvda.

I came accros Ummy Video Downloader  and it looks like a possibility but unfortunately it allows only 1 free download before you need to pay. The subscription price falls out of my monthly or once-off budget. The video I downloaded from Youtube was of a very high quality.

Any suggestions for a free app?


Hettie


On 2020/08/22 9:45 pm, Gene wrote:
I don't use the updater so others can discuss it.  Regarding add-ons, I don't know where you are looking.  If you go to:
https://addons.nvda-project.org/index.en.html
that is the official NVDA add-ons page.  That doesn't mean that no other add-ons are available elsewhere, it means that these have been checked by NVDA volunteers for safety and that they work properly.

You are on the stable add-ons page.  You will see a link as you look down the page for add-ons under development.  You may use them if you wish but they may have bugs, being sort of like betas.

Legacy add-ons, as I understand it, and there is a link to them as well, are those that can be used with older versions of NVDA.  I'm not sure, but I don't think they will work with current versions.

If you go to the page I gave a link to earlier and move down the page using h for heading, you will move from add-on link to add-on link.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: David Ingram
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2020 2:33 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] what addons can i get with the most recent version of NVDA?

Hi list members, i'd like to know is there a more recent updater, and what addons can I use with the most recent version of NVDA? There doesn't seem to  be many choices in terms of addons that I can choose to use.  I would appreciate any assistance that anyone can give in reguards to my questions. Thank you.






Re: Talking Boot

David Ingram
 

What is this talking boot, what is it for, and how do you use it?  Thank you for any information that you might have concerning these questions.

-----Original Message-----
From: tim
Sent: Aug 22, 2020 9:28 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Talking Boot

This will get you started,

Tim M



On Aug 22, 2020, at 8:54 PM, Andrea Sherry <sherryan@...> wrote:

Lost my copy of this.

Where can it be got?

Andrea






Re: Talking Boot

tim
 

On Aug 22, 2020, at 8:54 PM, Andrea Sherry <sherryan@...> wrote:

Lost my copy of this.

Where can it be got?

Andrea






Talking Boot

Andrea Sherry
 

Lost my copy of this.

Where can it be got?

Andrea