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On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 01:37 PM, Orlando Enrique Fiol wrote:
Then, some of the analogies are just downright confusing. Black is supposed to mean darkness, an absence of all color. Yet, when the color drains from faces, we don't say that people go black; we say they go pale. To say nothing of the terrible term "colored" for Black people. How can they be simultaneously dark and colored?
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Orlando,

           Several different concepts are at play in your observations.  First, color, strictly speaking, is only about light.  It is a property of what wavelengths are reflected back to eyes that can, of course, see.  When color gets spoken of in the physics sense, it's discussed in an additive sense, and all colors together form what gets called white light (and, no, I can't define white beyond the presence of all colors simultaneously such that something appears white).  Pigments actually work by subtracting wavelengths from the full visible spectrum and only allowing certain wavelengths to be reflected back to your eyes.  In essence, they're light sponges that only pick up certain wavelengths, while bouncing others back.

Black, when used in reference to light, means (if one is being strict) the absence of all light.  But in the real world that's not generally achieved, though things come close.  You will hear discussions of ultra-black paints and, believe me, they are a far more intense experience than what's typical.

Now, on to not going black, but going pale.  That, too, is 100% accurate.  Black, when used as a reference to someone with a lot of melanin in their skin, has never meant literal black as in the absence of all light.  And as to colored, which was once the chosen term by those now generally referred to as African-American or Black [see the NAACP], this is relative to the much, much paler tone of white skin, which is not, literally white.

All skin tones, regardless of their base color, have the undertone given by blood flowing beneath the surface of the skin.  When we are embarrassed (and you can often literally feel this, even if you can't see it) or for certain other forms of emotion there is often a rush of blood under the cheeks or sometimes to the whole face, resulting in what's called a blush, which is clearly visible to most who can see.  Hence the phrase, "The blushing bride," and similar.  Brides aren't embarrassed, though, but the way most of us experience the biggest blushes is when we are embarrassed, whether for bad reasons or good.  When one gets an emotional shock, something about what the body does very often causes precisely the opposite, where instead of blood rushing to the face it literally drains from under the skin, and no matter what your base skin tone that results in "going pale."  Pale and flushed (which is often the term used for blushing full face rather than just cheeks) are relative terms, not absolute ones, so anyone can go pale or become flushed.  Of course, the paler your base skin tone the easier it is to see blushing/flushing, and the darker your base skin tone the easier it is to see "going pale" because the state changes visually are more dramatic.  Almost everyone has heard the description of someone who's Caucasian being described as "pasty white," which means they have relatively little pink to their skin tone from blood beneath the surface to begin with.  If they blush, it's like a light bulb has gone off in red beneath their skin, whereas you'd be much harder pressed to detect paleness say, from an impending faint, were it to occur.  

And the opposing end of the light spectrum goes from true black, which means no color whatsoever, to white, which means the presence of all wavelengths.  Those of us who are sighted actually generally think of black as a color more than white, but both, because they're on the spectrum of visual perception, are commonly considered colors.  But it's all the things in between that, strictly speaking, actually are colors in the sense of specific combinations of wavelengths of light that are somewhere between none at all and all at equal intensity, which produces what we call white light.  [If you're into literal noise, think white noise versus pink noise and I believe there are other classes based on what frequencies are there in combination and at what intensities.]
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Re: Admin's Notes Re List Conduct, Please Read #adminnotice

Orlando Enrique Fiol
 

At 12:38 PM 1/4/2021, Devin Prater wrote:
If I'm reading an article online written by one of the millions of
tech news sources out there, it's
probably meant for a sighted audience. I must take whatever keywords I
can find and work with whatever application based on "clicking" menu items,
and such terminology. But when I read things from blind people, I expect to
read a straightforward, keyboard-driven account of how to get things done.

That has been my entire point all along. I have never disputed Sarah's contention that we must understand the sighted world's workings. I do, however, strenuously dispute the notion that we blindies, even when writing for each other, should deliberately use impenetrable visual jargon, for fear that if we use blind equivalents, our readers would end up coddled and fall behind. Blind unemployment is not a byproduct of too many keyboard-oriented articles coddling us and keeping us in the dark about sighted terminology. Our chronic unemployment results from sighted forces using their discriminatory powers to keep us down, regardless of how much we know or how many advanced degrees we've earned.
Orlando


Re: Admin's Notes Re List Conduct, Please Read #adminnotice

Laurie Mehta
 

I am making a request regarding this thread. Due to the subject line that was chosen, it seems that the topic is something that should be actually a notice from the administration that we should all please read. However, the discussion under this subject line has definitely evolved from that original purpose. Could you please change the subject line for the archive purposes and for the purpose of people who may want to bypass this topic?
This chat that is going on is not something I am interested in and yet I hesitate to ignore something that the administration has asked the list to please read. Thank you for your attention in this matter and thank you for this list to discuss questions regarding NVDA.
I apologize in advance if the dictation I used has not come out clearly. My laptop is in need of service and so I am temporarily using just an iPhone. Thanks all, Laurie Mehta


Re: Admin's Notes Re List Conduct, Please Read #adminnotice

Orlando Enrique Fiol
 

At 12:15 PM 1/4/2021, Gene wrote:
You live in a sighted world. You are not in a sighted world
meaning that you must think and do everything as a sighted person does. You are blind and there are certain things that need to be done differently or work better because other senses than sight are being used.

Excellently phrased!

I don't read print by getting books with raised print letters. I
read Braille. I determine when a light is in my favor by listening at a street corner. When I use a computer, I think in terms of keyboard commands unless the situation requires me to do otherwise. I obviously don't use a mouse most of the time.
There are people who would and who do benefit by knowing how to
translate sighted computer instructions into keyboard equivalents or, if the program doesn't provide for that, using a virtual mouse. there are blind people who don't, such as someone whose only interests are browsing, e-mail, a certain amount of word processing, as examples. Saying you will be left behind is such a broad generalization that it is meaningless.

This crapola about being left behind is the latest sighted tactic in keeping us out and changing nothing to accommodate us. I have a doctoral degree in music theory, yet I've been quietly denied employment under various trivial pretexts. Like me, plenty of blind folks have earned advanced degrees in technical fields, the sciences and humanities, only to be left behind, not because of how we use computers, but because sightlings use their power to neutralize us. If expertise in sighted culture and language actually benefited the blind, 75% of us wouldn't still be unemployed or working crappy minimum-wage jobs with no opportunities for advancement.
It's very convenient for the sighted world to maintain that if we're being left behind, it's our fault for being insufficiently conversant with its workings. But there are blind programmers and web designers on these very lists who eke out their livings, while their sighted counterparts merely point and click at object libraries and select from prefabricated code modules rather than write their own.


Orlando


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Gene
 

I was addressing Sarah, not you and i mentioned her by hname. I don't love splitting hairs. I make distinctions where they are necessary for clear thought.

I'm saying that Sarah, who may believe that she is thinking visually, may only be using a way that some sighted people are thinking when they take an action because a lot of sighted people may use other methods for doing the same thing so her model is incomplete and circular.

Gene

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On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 01:39 PM, tim wrote:
I'm saying that your entire model and justification is flawed because you are still using what you know, not all the methods that are available to sighted people, thus you are using circular logic.-
Sighted people have been using "point and click" and GUI virtually exclusively for decades now.

You love splitting hairs and wanting to argue that I am not taking into account the rare exception case. I am not now, nor am ever, interested in discussion of the rare exception cases when what is dirt common is what's the focus.

And, Gene, believe it or not, and no insult intended, I do actually know a lot more about how the sighted computing world works than you ever can, or will, based strictly on what you have offered about yourself. When it comes to this arena, I actually am the subject matter expert, not you.

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Gene
 

I don't know in this example, just what is being done or if you need to understand the concept visually. You can illustrate the concept of a wave without vision. You can use whatever method you like to make a line moving up and down across a page. You could then make another line that meets or doesn't meet the first line which I assume is what is meant by 0 crossings, having two waves that never meet anywhere. That might be one way of having a tactile representation of what is meant. I've never seen but it was explained to me that waves move up and down. I don't recall if a water wave was used as an example, but anyone who has gone swimming in a body of water large enough to have waves has felt waves pass.

I would imagine there are some things that can't be explained in other terms than vision but there are a lot of things that can be.

Gene

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Brian. I agree, now that I think about it a little more.




Ok, how about this?

If you have never felt a wave, be it an ocean wave, or some physical representation of a sound wave, a sine wave, if you don't have that concept of it going up and down, do you understand the concept of zero crossings?





There. No visual terminology. :)




I'm finding this whole discussion fascinating, even though it is clearly off-topic.





I'd love to know why Sarah's email signature is so bloody big, why she deems all that stuff to be important, but I'll leave that for another discussion. Oh wait, I didn't!




On 2021-01-04 1:29 p.m., Brian Vogel wrote:
On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 01:00 PM, Chris Smart wrote:
Orlando, if you don't think of wave forms in at least a rudimentary visual way, how do you understand the concept of zsplicing the audio at zero crossings then?-
The following is asked sincerely, with zero snark intended, and may not apply to Orlando specifically: How does one think of something in a visual way if one has never had vision?

I honestly do not understand how this would be possible in any meaningful way. There's certainly got to be a conceptual schema one uses, but it could not ever rely on vision in the way those that have it, or have had it in the past, would do it visually.

To me, talking about a visualization of something is not just meaningless, but impossible, without having had the sensory experience of vision. Just like talking about how something sounds (or thinking about how it sounds, to be more accurate) is meaningless and impossible for someone who has always been totally deaf.

I'm trying to wrap my head around what seems to me to be a literally impossible thing. But I do not have the lived experience, either, so I'm listening.

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tim
 

When I worked for verizon. That is just how I had to work it. You have to know those symbols to mouse click on, because keystrokes are not a mouse users friend.
now the team had from born without to those that lost sight. So symbol chatter was a must and key strokes only for our side and symbol talk for customer and that is how verizon demanded it.

On 1/4/2021 12:45 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 12:38 PM, Devin Prater wrote:
Also, I would hope no blind people would use the deliberately
obscure, for us, language of "hamburger icon," "paperclip icon," and
such like that, unless the screen reader reads it like that.
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Actually, I'd hope that they do, but, and it's a big one, twinned with what gets announced.  For example, "Hit the hamburger stack/menu button," or, "Get to the paperclip/attachment button."
The reason I say that is you will, eventually, be given instructions by a kindly but clueless sighted person who says, "Click on the paperclip button," because that's what they see and they know, implicitly, what it does.  It's really handy to have had someone who's instructing you give you the sighted/announced pairs just because you're likely to be confronted with only the former at some point.
But I do agree that, particularly if the audience is a blind one, I'd likely reverse the ordering of the twins, giving the announced name (or something awfully close to it, I never remember them all, perfectly) first with the icon description afterward.
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The depths of denial one can be pushed to by outside forces of disapproval can make you not even recognize yourself to yourself.
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Re: Questions regarding SwitchSynth

Jacob Kruger
 

If I select a slot by pressing NVDA + ctrl + shift + 3 (for example), it should select slot 3, and I then make changes to synth and voice selection, and then hit NVDA + ctrl + shift + V, to save the combination of choices in the selected slot.


In NVDA input gesture settings dialogue, under switch synth in the treeview, there are two child items:

- Save the currently used synthesizer and its settings to the currently selected slot

- Sets the currently active synthesizer to the selected slot.


And, under those items you can find or change those key combo's.


HTH


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2021-01-04 05:35 PM, Sharad Koirala wrote:
hi,
my question could sound very basic..
but how do we assign different synthesizers to different slots in this
addon?  I am not being able to do it..

thank you,

On 1/4/21, Jacob Kruger <jacob@...> wrote:
Morne, one question - if you turn on input help, and, hit the keystroke
assigned to selecting the first slot, what does it tell you?


As in, make sure there's no other bit of functionality assigned to
selecting the first slot?


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."
On 2020-12-31 12:45 PM, Morne van der Merwe wrote:
Good day list,

I use a laptop with the latest version of Windows, as well as NVDA.

I have two questions regarding the SwitchSynth addon.

According to the addon, there are six slots to load languages on. The
first slot, however, doesn’t work. I can only load language from slot
2 onwards.

When I select my language, the settings ring does not work. I have to
reload NVDA in order for the settings ring to function.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Regards

Morné









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On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 01:39 PM, tim wrote:
I'm saying that your entire model and justification is flawed because you are still using what you know, not all the methods that are available to sighted people, thus you are using circular logic.
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Sighted people have been using "point and click" and GUI virtually exclusively for decades now.

You love splitting hairs and wanting to argue that I am not taking into account the rare exception case.  I am not now, nor am ever, interested in discussion of the rare exception cases when what is dirt common is what's the focus.

And, Gene, believe it or not, and no insult intended, I do actually know a lot more about how the sighted computing world works than you ever can, or will, based strictly on what you have offered about yourself.  When it comes to this arena, I actually am the subject matter expert, not you.
 
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The depths of denial one can be pushed to by outside forces of disapproval can make you not even recognize yourself to yourself.

       ~ Brian Vogel

 


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On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 01:32 PM, Chris Smart wrote:
I'm finding this whole discussion fascinating, even though it is clearly off-topic.
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As am I, and am thrilled with all the twists and turns its taken.  So long as it drifts staying within the original topic, which has an exception to the group rules about topic, all is fine and dandy, as anyone not interested can mute it at will.

And the topographic, for lack of a better term, analogy is definitely far better, and entirely comprehensible, whether one has or has had vision or not.  I never thought about it until you used it, but I don't imagine there's a human being alive that, at one point or another, whether on paper, in the sand, running one's hand/arm/fingers along a wall, has not actually drawn out a sine wave whether they realized that was the shape being made or not.  It's just such a common, organic form.  For those "of a certain age" whose mothers (most likely) sewed, if you've ever felt the trim called rick-rack it's the perfect example of a sine wave.  Think zig-zag with rounded peaks rather than sharp, pointed ones.
 
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tim
 

For some programs that would be the tool bar your talking about. It will change depending on what your doing.
The tool bar for Thunderbird is normal. Try doing that command in vs code and its a nightmare. But there are ways through the visual aspect.

On 1/4/2021 12:52 PM, Gene wrote:
Which gets to a larger question.  For sighted people, looking at a computer program interface usually appears to give them all sorts of immediate ways to do common tasks in that program, indicated visually. I learned this, much more than I knew it before, by going into a program in the main window, such as an e-mail program and issuing NVDA key b. that reads every object in the program.  I found, in one e-mail program, all sorts of things blind people would usually not be aware of.  There are buttons that say things like reply to a message, forward a message, and other common actions.  This doesn't even get into using menus or ribbons or dialogs.  This is an example of how sighted people are able to do all sorts of things in programs immediately if they understand how such a program works in general.  You can switch from one e-mail program to another and immediately or almost immediately be able to perform a lot of basic actions.  While I haven't checked with a more general survey, I expect the same to be true in a lot or most programs.
Its like having light switches labeled or having a dorr handle say "push." Sighted people get information on all sorts of minutia blind people aren't eeven aware of.
And what I am discussing helps explain why blind people require the amouhnt of computer training they receive while sighted people often require little.
Also, what I am discussing exposes another fallacy in your argument, Sarah. You visualize things based on what you know.  But if you don't know about the kinds of controls I am describing and you don't think in that way, you are not thinking using what a lot of people use.
I'm not arguing about the importance to some blind peoople of knowing how to translate mouse instructions too keyboard instructions or how to review the screen.  I'm saying that your entire model and justification is flawed because you are still using what you know, not all the methods that are available to sighted people, thus you are using circular logic.
Gene
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On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 12:06 PM, Orlando Enrique Fiol wrote:
I can't imagine how sightlings navigate complex web pages without rose/forms mode hotkeys to navigate by headings, lists, links, frames, etc. They must compensate by being able to take in entire pages at a glance, this obviating the need for all these navigation choices.-
For someone who can't imagine, literally, how we do it you have given about as accurate a conceptual description as could possibly be given.
When once talking about how screen readers handle things in my earlier days with Joseph Lee, and trying to wrap my head around the virtual cursor, he made the very astute observation you echo above, saying that I, as a sighted person, take in the entire web page as a gestalt, and that's what happens. Even more than just that, just like those of us who hear very quickly start filtering out irrelevant background noise, e.g., fans whirring, a train passing by if we live near tracks, etc., you do the same thing visually for web pages.  Those of us who see come as close as is literally possible to "never seeing" lots of the links that get announced at the start and end of pages that almost no one, blind or sighted, ever uses in practice.  They instantly "don't register" unless we were to need them, and then, believe it or not, we have to visually search for them using the "eye equivalent" of the commands because we so successfully filter out their presence entirely in day-to-day browsing.
One of the things I hope that someone can eventually come up with as far as screen readers go is AI that allows a screen reader to present information to a blind user in a manner that would be largely consistent with how "your average sighted user" would read a page aloud were they being asked to do so - filtering out the detritus unless it were to be requested.  Until I learned about the various reader modes out there I never understood how a screen reader user ever used wikipedia without being driven stark, raving mad within the first 5 minutes.  I don't care about the 5000 links per page that are click-through links in the text when I go there, I just want to read it as plain text (which, being sighted, is exactly what I do) then, if something intrigues me that is a link, going back afterward, finding it, then clicking through.


Re: Admin's Notes Re List Conduct, Please Read #adminnotice

Orlando Enrique Fiol
 

At 12:12 PM 1/4/2021, Brian Vogel wrote:
Some of the longest conversations I've had with a very dear friend of
mine who's been totally blind since birth, and who's my Mom's age,
have been about the chasm that is color. As you have said elsewhere,
she can certainly understand that it constitutes a classification
based on vision as an abstraction, but it is absolutely impossible for
it to be anything else.? ? Even for the sighted, color description
except within classes such as blue, red, etc., is exceedingly
difficult when you get into shades, tints, and variations on a
color. And they all get described mostly using whatever the base
color is. I could no sooner describe blue, just plain blue, to
someone sighted than I could to someone blind. It is a visual axiom
- you simply recognize it - you don't really have any way to describe
it other than itself.? There are many aspects of vision that cannot
be translated in any meaningful way to language and the same is true
(as you'd well know) of sound. Most sound descriptions related to
instrumental characteristics are well-nigh impossible to describe as
other than, "it sounds like . . ."? The complexities involved in what
actually creates that sound are, even if qualified in language quite
precisely, not anything like hearing it.? They are their own
auditory axioms.


That's what makes each sense unique. although there is considerable overlap between senses, each sense has its own axioms. At a certain point, you have to taste foods to know how they taste, hear sounds to know how they sound and see colors to know how they look. The trick is in correctly estimating where the gulf between sensory translation and axiom begins.
A high school teacher once described blue too me by running my fingers along the tiled walls. But, when people talk about the blue sky or feeling blue, I don't imagine tiles. Besides, just like the artificial construct of race, color is an arbitrary pigment taxonomy, arbitrary in the sense that the exact amount of pigment between primary colors and shades is undefinable.
Then, some of the analogies are just downright confusing. Black is supposed to mean darkness, an absence of all color. Yet, when the color drains from faces, we don't say that people go black; we say they go pale. To say nothing of the terrible term "colored" for Black people. How can they be simultaneously dark and colored?

Orlando


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On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 01:01 PM, Chris Smart wrote:

People expecting to never read a manual or look something up for themselves would never survive in Linux Land, that's for sure.

 

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Assertions by some others to the contrary, this is not limited to Linux Land nor to computing.  I have never met anyone who has not needed, at one point or another, to look something up for themselves and then, sometimes, struggle through the material alone for the most part.

RTFM is also not an inappropriate response to many simple questions where a momentary look at the manpage, however it were to be obtained, will answer all.  And if you don't know how to find said manpage (Unix/Linux lingo for manual page) then, let me tell you, job one is learning how!
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Chris Smart
 

Brian. I agree, now that I think about it a little more.


Ok, how about this?

If you have never felt a wave, be it an ocean wave, or some physical representation of a sound wave, a sine wave, if you don't have that concept of it going up and down, do you understand the concept of zero crossings?


There. No visual terminology. :)


I'm finding this whole discussion fascinating, even though it is clearly off-topic.


I'd love to know why Sarah's email signature is so bloody big, why she deems all that stuff to be important, but I'll leave that for another discussion. Oh wait, I didn't!


On 2021-01-04 1:29 p.m., Brian Vogel wrote:
On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 01:00 PM, Chris Smart wrote:
Orlando, if you don't think of wave forms in at least a rudimentary visual way, how do you understand the concept of zsplicing the audio at zero crossings then?
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The following is asked sincerely, with zero snark intended, and may not apply to Orlando specifically:  How does one think of something in a visual way if one has never had vision?

I honestly do not understand how this would be possible in any meaningful way.  There's certainly got to be a conceptual schema one uses, but it could not ever rely on vision in the way those that have it, or have had it in the past, would do it visually.

To me, talking about a visualization of something is not just meaningless, but impossible, without having had the sensory experience of vision.  Just like talking about how something sounds (or thinking about how it sounds, to be more accurate) is meaningless and impossible for someone who has always been totally deaf.

I'm trying to wrap my head around what seems to me to be a literally impossible thing.  But I do not have the lived experience, either, so I'm listening.
 
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On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 01:20 PM, Orlando Enrique Fiol wrote:
"Coma coma coma chameleon!"
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(Sub)Culture Club!
 
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The depths of denial one can be pushed to by outside forces of disapproval can make you not even recognize yourself to yourself.

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On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 01:00 PM, Chris Smart wrote:
Orlando, if you don't think of wave forms in at least a rudimentary visual way, how do you understand the concept of zsplicing the audio at zero crossings then?
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The following is asked sincerely, with zero snark intended, and may not apply to Orlando specifically:  How does one think of something in a visual way if one has never had vision?

I honestly do not understand how this would be possible in any meaningful way.  There's certainly got to be a conceptual schema one uses, but it could not ever rely on vision in the way those that have it, or have had it in the past, would do it visually.

To me, talking about a visualization of something is not just meaningless, but impossible, without having had the sensory experience of vision.  Just like talking about how something sounds (or thinking about how it sounds, to be more accurate) is meaningless and impossible for someone who has always been totally deaf.

I'm trying to wrap my head around what seems to me to be a literally impossible thing.  But I do not have the lived experience, either, so I'm listening.
 
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The depths of denial one can be pushed to by outside forces of disapproval can make you not even recognize yourself to yourself.

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Re: Outlook 2016 NVDA not announcing To & CC fields separately

Ralf Kefferpuetz
 

This is a known problem with Office 2016 which does not occur with Office 365. Here are the bugs, I suggest to add yourcomment on the second open issue.

https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/10953

https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/8502

 

cheers,

  Ralf

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ramesh Patil
Sent: Montag, 4. Januar 2021 09:34
To: nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Outlook 2016 NVDA not announcing To & CC fields separately

 

Another issue I am facing that NVDA not announcing suggestions of email IDs in To and Cc fields. Pls clear

 

On Mon, Jan 4, 2021, 12:59 PM Ramesh Patil via groups.io <ramesh.patil1989=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Expand the header solves the issues. Thank you so much

 

On Sun, Jan 3, 2021, 3:33 PM Ralf Kefferpuetz <ralf.kefferpuetz@...> wrote:

Guys, was there anything unclear in my earlier response? Expand the header fields in Outlook once and the addon reads all the fields as required. Such simpel...

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Samstag, 2. Januar 2021 20:25
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Outlook 2016 NVDA not announcing To & CC fields separately

I don't know how the add-on works and I don't use Outlook.  But what happens if you open a message and start tabbing backwards?  See if you start moving through fields such as subject, and other fields including those you want to see.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis L
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 12:58 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Outlook 2016 NVDA not announcing To & CC fields separately

Other screen readers have this ability for years.  NVDA should also have this ability.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ralf Kefferpuetz
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 7:33 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Outlook 2016 NVDA not announcing To & CC fields separately

Hello,
There is nothing we can do from an addon perspective, you need to expand the outlook message header. Pls see this link:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_outlook-mso_win10-mso_2016/show-to-and-cc-separately-in-open-message-in/7717805d-141a-4997-a440-0b1579752259?auth=1

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ramesh Patil
Sent: Samstag, 2. Januar 2021 09:41
To: nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] Outlook 2016 NVDA not announcing To & CC fields separately

Sir,

I am using NVDA and outlook 2016 with addon outlook extended. But by keystroke ALT + 3 NVDA will announce both To and CC fields of mail together.
we can not able to understand which mail  id is of CC and which of To field.
Addon developer please guide or any other way to listen CC and To fields separately

Ramesh Patil


























Re: Admin's Notes Re List Conduct, Please Read #adminnotice

Orlando Enrique Fiol
 

Orlando, you cad! Giving people more comas than they should have,
which is ideally none, is just plain cruel!! ;-)  [Sorry, but
this was just too easy and too hard to resist!]
"Coma coma coma chameleon!"

Orlando


Re: Admin's Notes Re List Conduct, Please Read #adminnotice

Orlando Enrique Fiol
 

At 12:03 PM 1/4/2021, Brian Vogel wrote:
Orlando, you cad! Giving people more comas than they should have,
which is ideally none, is just plain cruel!

Duly noted. Comma in this context has two Ms. It probably got its second M to distinguish it from the kind that put people to sleep in vegetative states.
Orlando


Re: Question regarding interpunction reading

Lukasz Golonka
 

On Mon, 4 Jan 2021 14:05:24 +0100
lutztiger.luigi@gmail.com wrote:
[...]
I've been using JAWS and NVDA 2017 (prior big update) for a long time. Recently I have installed the current version of NVDA.
Just to make sure by current version you mean NVDA 2020.3 - right?

It seems like there have been made changes regarding how interpunction is treated in the text-to-speech modules. NVDA pauses much longer at the end of sentences for example. I believe brackets are also treated differently, creating longer pauses. This pausing, probably having some advantages, dramatically slows down how fast I can go through texts and confuses me when working.
what synthesizer are you using now, and what synth were you using with
NVDA 2017?

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Regards
Lukasz

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