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Re: NVDA's weather plus

Kwork
 

Confirmed.

On 1/4/2019 7:27 AM, Raha Tehrani wrote:
Dear all.
I'd like you to know about something. this morning, as I pressed
insert+w to check the weather it just said: "sorry! I cannot receive
data" my internet connection was ok. I think there is something wrong
with the addon.
take care


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Re: Skype: how to delete dead groups

Sarah k Alawami
 

  1. Enter the dead group
  2. Type /leave
  3. Hit enter

You are now out. of the group and you can just hit del on the gorup to get out of it.

On 4 Jan 2019, at 2:17, Brian Tew via Groups.Io wrote:

Using the current skype on win ten desktop and nvda. Some friends form a new skype group each day.
I cannot figure out how to delete the old groups. Don't have a mouse.
I press the applications key and get a choice of "delete conversation," but it does not delete the group.
I have over 60 dead groups. I signed out and back in; still there.
Help, help, de zombies gots me, mon.


Re: How to record audio from the computer with no mic plugged in sure could use some help.

 

Winamp 5.8 exists at winamp.com

v6 coming this year.

In addition there is a spin off at getwacup.org but I havn't tested this spin off.

Its has extra abilities like reading zipped audio, urls and a few other things but to be honest I havn't tested this for access, its mainly to keep v5.66 going.

On 1/4/2019 11:25 PM, Brian Tew via Groups.Io wrote:
What happened to winamp?



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WeatherPlus notice: add-on stops functioning because the service it depends on is no more

 

Hi everyone,

 

The following notice is rated “major” for users of WeatherPlus add-on:

 

Some of you wrote to various forums and on Twitter saying that WeatherPlus add-on isn’t working. This is caused by the fact that the web service the add-on relies on is no more as noted from the following page:

https://developer.yahoo.com/weather/?guccounter=1

I have notified the add-on author about this issue and will post a follow-up message once I hear back from the author. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: NVDA's weather plus

Ron Canazzi
 

This is confirmed using the latest Weather Plus Update with Windows 10 latest build on a 64 bit system.

On 1/4/2019 9:27 AM, Raha Tehrani wrote:
Dear all.
I'd like you to know about something. this morning, as I pressed
insert+w to check the weather it just said: "sorry! I cannot receive
data" my internet connection was ok. I think there is something wrong
with the addon.
take care


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Re: Groups.io accessibility enhancements.

Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

Thanks for this, am having issues with the uk nhs registration and survey sites as wee speak though the term thick comes to mind when discussing their reaction thus far.. grin.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Vogel" <britechguy@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Groups.io accessibility enhancements.


Robert,

Good for you for doing the grunt work of communicating with Mark about accessibility issues. He tends to be quite responsive when he can be. What follows is something I recently sent a client who was facing the same sort of issues with a corporate website. It should also be useful here.

I wanted to make sure to send you what follows. It is not that you will necessarily use any of it directly, but these are powerful pieces of information to pass along when you're working with any organization where the goal is increasing the accessibility of their webpages.

The first is the WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool:

http://wave.webaim.org/
On this webpage you supply the web address of the webpage you wish to have analyzed from an accessibility perspective. The tool identifies all (or at least most) of the page coding errors that restrict accessibility and gives direct instructions on how to fix them. It can be invaluable information for web developers who have never taken accessibility into account and in showing them easy ways to do so going forward.

There is also a form and checklist at the webaim.org ( http://webaim.org/ ) site that can help web programmers:

https://webaim.org/techniques/ forms/ ( https://webaim.org/techniques/forms/ )
https://webaim.org/standards/ wcag/checklist ( https://webaim.org/standards/wcag/checklist )

The formal conventions document (or one of the major ones, there are a couple of others, and it makes reference to them) is the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines which are available here:

https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/

These are all things you might want to pass along not only to tech geeks, but to those who are working with them to create new web content. Even the non-technically minded can find it enlightening to run WAVE against a webpage that's really accessible to a screen reader user then do the same for one that's not.
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Re: Groups.io accessibility enhancements.

Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

Yes it is difficult for site builders, as through no fault of their own, none of this is taught or at least was not taught in courses.
I saw a report recently that is still saying that expertise is still thin on the ground and will remain so as long as people who make authoring tools and databases for web sites with scant regard for blind access. Indeed I'd go as far as say that even sighted people are getting fed up with clever effects and stuff when they really want to get a job done fast and be out of there.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Groups.io accessibility enhancements.


Hi,

I think it’d be best to let Mark talk to some experts, including Marco Zehe (I think he is part of our group; Marco is a quality assurance engineer from Mozilla and a famous name in web accessibility).

Cheers,

Joseph



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Kingett
Sent: Friday, January 4, 2019 5:58 AM
To: Access team emails <team@accessmedia.groups.io>; nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Groups.io accessibility enhancements.



For the past few days I've been emailing mark, the creator of this site, and letting him know about some unlabeled edit fields and otherwise that need fixing. To make a long story short, the wiki for all groups should have better labels, hashtag creation should work better for keyboards, and, finally, some settings options and otherwise should work better with keyboards. Unfortunately, he does not use a screen reader, so is there a tool or similar that can look through a site's code and attach labels to missing form elements? Because it's a lot of work to go through page by page! I plan on writing him about the, compose a new topic, page next, and, I also plan on telling him to add a heading, at the start of every topics page, where the list of topics are at? Does anyone know how he can turn that side menu into a navigation landmark? The menu that has admin, wiki, calendar, ETC? the support email is below if any of you have any suggestions but I'd suggest making them actionable suggestions because he does not test with a screen reader.



support@groups.io <mailto:support@groups.io>


Re: how to record audio from the computer with no mic pluggedin sure could use some help.

Gene
 

If you are saying that Gold Wave is the program of choice for simple recording and editing and that's all it will be used for, that isn't the case.  For people with more complex needs, Gold Wave may be a good choice.  But not for someone who just says, I want to do some recording.  There are much more simple programs and in addition, regarding editing, Goldwave is definitely not the program to use to edit existing MP3 files.  It reencodes the files and causes a loss of quality.  There is no one best recording program.  It depends what you are going to use it for. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Kevin
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 6:43 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] how to record audio from the computer with no mic pluggedin sure could use some help.

GoldWave is a fully functional demo allowing you to use all features.  The only draw back if you don’t register it is that every time you enter it you get the GoldWave introduction, no big deal!

 

E-mail is golden!!!
Kevin Lee

 

From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 8:47 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how to record audio from the computer with no mic pluggedin sure could use some help.

 

Goldwave isn't free and there is no reason to use it for simple recording and editing.  I'll look at the program I'm going to send tomorrow and make sure what the options are.  The options may be all you need.  Or, you may need to learn to change sound card settings to record using a line-in input.  But just what do you want to record?  Do you want to record from a physical radio or record a radio stream that is streaming online?  What sorts of other things do you want to record?

 

Gene

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

From: Sam Bushman

Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2019 10:16 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] how to record audio from the computer with no mic plugged in sure could use some help.

 

What options do you have in goldwave under the options, control properties, device tab?
Thanks,
Sam
 

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sue J. Ward
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 9:12 PM
To: nvda groups <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] how to record audio from the computer with no mic plugged in sure could use some help.

  Hello. Does anyone know of any audio recording software that works with NVDA with no mic attached to the computer? I want to record a lot of internal stuff from my computer with no mic attached. I have tried audacity with everything they suggested when reading the user guide to make it work no such luck since am using windows 10. Lets just say if I want to record a radio station or anything from my computer what type of program could I use with NVDA? I have heard of total recorder and gold wave would those programs work since I do have everything up to date and I did check in the recording section and I have no stereo mics on my sound card. Have any of you used sound tap or any apps with in the app store to get anything to work with NVDA? I have tried everything with the line in jack nothing. Or maybe I am not setting it up right. Any suggestions would be excellent. Thank you.
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Re: how to record audio from the computer with no mic plugged in sure could use some help.

Gene
 

I've seen one report and I worked with someone where the Audacity Loop Back didn't work and Virtual Recorder did.  This may be such a case.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 6:14 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] how to record audio from the computer with no mic plugged in sure could use some help.

Hi.

I am using audacity fine here with windows 10. You need to go to
preferences, then arrow up/down to devices. tab and make sure your host
is set to windows wasapi. tab once more and set your playback device to
your speakers. tab for a third time and make sure the recording device
is set using the loopback option, for example speakers loopback. then
press OK. that should enable to you press R when in audacity and it will
start recording. when you're finished, press space to stop then space
again to start playback. works like a charm with the latest version of
audacity.

cheers,

Mo.



On 04/01/2019 12:08, Chris Mullins wrote:
> Hi Sue
> I think Virtual Recorder is one of the easiest recorders to use.  I don't agree with Brian about having to edit the beginning and end of recordings.  You can set up keyboard shortcuts with VR and have it running in the background.  The Record and Stop shortcut keys sound a bleep when pressed so you know they are engaged and by temporarily switching NVDA into silent mode, with a bit of practice, you can get clean recordings.
>
> As for stereo mix not showing in your Sound Card settings, I remember a while ago having my stereo mix disappear from the list of devices on the recording tab and after doing some googling, I found out that it can be disabled.  Try checking in Device manager, Audio inputs and outputs and see if it is there and enabled.
>
> Cheers
> Chris
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
> Sent: 4 January 2019 09:26
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] how to record audio from the computer with no mic plugged in sure could use some help.
>
> Look up Virtual Recorder.
>   It allows various sorts of recordings from inside the machine very easily,
> but of course at the end you will need to load it into an editor to get rid
> of the rubbish at the start and end as normal.
>   Brian
>
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sue J. Ward" <groovy41@...>
> To: "nvda groups" <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 4:11 AM
> Subject: [nvda] how to record audio from the computer with no mic plugged in
> sure could use some help.
>
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>>   Hello. Does anyone know of any audio recording software that works with
>> NVDA with no mic attached to the computer? I want to record a lot of
>> internal stuff from my computer with no mic attached. I have tried
>> audacity with everything they suggested when reading the user guide to
>> make it work no such luck since am using windows 10. Lets just say if I
>> want to record a radio station or anything from my computer what type of
>> program could I use with NVDA? I have heard of total recorder and gold
>> wave would those programs work since I do have everything up to date and I
>> did check in the recording section and I have no stereo mics on my sound
>> card. Have any of you used sound tap or any apps with in the app store to
>> get anything to work with NVDA? I have tried everything with the line in
>> jack nothing. Or maybe I am not setting it up right. Any suggestions would
>> be excellent. Thank you.
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Re: How to record audio from the computer with no mic plugged in sure could use some help.

Gene
 

Winamp isn't a recording program. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 4:25 AM
Subject: [nvda] How to record audio from the computer with no mic plugged in sure could use some help.

What happened to winamp?




Re: how to record audio from the computer with no mic plugged in sure could use some help.

Gene
 

People constantly recommend Goldwave whenever people ask about recording programs.  There are times the recommendation is a good or the best one, there are times when it isn't.  Based on what the person describes as what she wants to do, I think it is not a good recommendation. 
 
Gpold Wave isn't free and the program I will send a link to in this message is both free and simple.  It also has loop back.  It also has the option two use both loop back and a sound card simultaneously and it also allows for just sound card use. 
 
As I said, It is a very simple program.  Just tab around and set settings.  It remembers them.  You mainly use combo boxes to change settings.  I'm not sure just what the person wants to do, but to start with, use the loop back setting and see if that records what is desired. 
 
When I use it with NVDA, when I first run it, it announces everything you ca move to by tabbing around.  You can't stop this annoying speech.  When it stops speaking, tab around and the various items will read properly. 
 
I haven't used the program with Windows 10.  As far as I know, it works properly.  If it doesn't. let us know and I'll ask on a list where many people use it why that may be the case.  Perhaps a newer version is available.
 
The program is being sent as a zip file.  It is a portable program so no installation is done.  Unzip the files wherever you want, open the folder, type v to land on virtual recorder.exe and press enter.
A dialog will open.  Tab around, set anything you want to change, then the easiest thing to do is use the command alt r to start recording.  When you want to stop, be in the program window and use the command alt s for stop.  There is a record and a stop button and these are the short cut commands. 
 
You can't add to an existing file so if you want one single long file, just keep recording.  You can edit with MP3 Direct Cut if you are recording using the MP3 format.  If not, you can edit with another program.  But one thing at a ttime.  See if this program does what you want as far as recording is concerned.
 
You said something about recording using line in.  While you can use loopback for that, your soundcard may not be using the right settings for that and it would be much better for just line in recording to use your sound card.  That will require you to use the sound card setting in the recording program and set your sound card to record using the line-in jack. 
 
For now, see if the loop back records things like your screen-reader, a stream on the Internet, and if you want, a line-in recording, though, as I said, that probably isn't how you will want to record using line-in for reasons I'll discuss as things progress.
 
You will see, as you look through the files and folders that make up the program, a folder called recordings.  Files you record are located there.  Change the names as you wish using the change filename command in Windows.  You can't change where files are stored by the program.
 
Here is the link to download the program:
 
Gene
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Re: Add-Ons

Antony Stone
 

What is the precise and complete name of the file you are trying to open?

Antony.

On Friday 04 January 2019 at 16:43:32, Ervin, Glenn wrote:

I just get the typical Windows message you get when it does not know what
to use to open a file when you press enter on it.

Glenn
From: marcio
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 16:24:20 PST

What you get when you try pressing enter on the file?



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Re: Add-Ons

Ervin, Glenn
 

I just get the typical Windows message you get when it does not know what to use to open a file when you press enter on it.

Glenn

 

2b. Re: Add-Ons

   From: marcio <marcinhorj21@...>

   Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 16:24:20 PST

 

What you get when you try pressing enter on the file?

 

Cheers,

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Re: NVDA's weather plus

Ângelo Abrantes
 

Now, I get de same error!

Ângelo Abrantes

Às 14:27 de 04-01-2019, Raha Tehrani escreveu:

Dear all.
I'd like you to know about something. this morning, as I pressed
insert+w to check the weather it just said: "sorry! I cannot receive
data" my internet connection was ok. I think there is something wrong
with the addon.
take care

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StationPlaylist Studio add-on 19.01.1/18.09.6A-LTS, some behind the scenes work with Windows 10 App Essentials #addonrelease

 

Hi everyone,

 

For people using StationPlaylist Studio: 19.01.1 and 18.09.6A-LTS will hit the air very soon. 19.01.1 is meant for Studio 5.11/5.20 and later, while 18.09.6A-LTS is optimized for Studio 5.1x. Both releases include a bug fix to an issue where NvDA may sometimes say “monitoring library scan” after closing studio (a more solid fix is coming later in 2019).

 

Also, for Windows 10 App Essentials users: I’m laying the foundation to support progressive web applications inside Windows 10. Progressive web applications (PWAs) are websites and their services packaged as an application (essentially, a web service can utilize features from a host operating system for various tasks). In Windows 10, these apps are hosted inside an executable named WWAHost.exe (yes, for people coming from Windows 8.x, this is the very program that ran several built-in apps).

 

Specifically, I’m working on an infrastructure to let NVDA developers write app modules for progressive web applications. This means, in addition to browse mode functionality, some web apps may come with shortcuts and workarounds on their own as long as the “website” behaves well. In a few moments a development snapshot of Windows 10 App Essentials will be released that’ll enable this functionality, and I sent a pull request to NV Access for review.

 

Enjoy.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: how to record audio from the computer with no mic plugged in sure could use some help.

Giles Turnbull
 

I used to use Virtual Recorder but, for a reason I couldn't figure out, it stopped saving the recorded mp3s, so I switched to using Audacity and it works perfectly. The steps you need to do in audacity to get it to record the output of the soundcard rather than an inbuilt or external mic, are as Chris details above.

I use this method any time I want to capture audio that NVDA is saying.

Giles


Re: NVDA's weather plus

Don H
 

I get the same thing here. Seems that last update broke the addon.

On 1/4/2019 8:27 AM, Raha Tehrani wrote:
Dear all.
I'd like you to know about something. this morning, as I pressed
insert+w to check the weather it just said: "sorry! I cannot receive
data" my internet connection was ok. I think there is something wrong
with the addon.
take care


Re: Groups.io accessibility enhancements.

 

Robert,

              Good for you for doing the grunt work of communicating with Mark about accessibility issues.  He tends to be quite responsive when he can be.  What follows is something I recently sent a client who was facing the same sort of issues with a corporate website.  It should also be useful here.

         I wanted to make sure to send you what follows.  It is not that you will necessarily use any of it directly, but these are powerful pieces of information to pass along when you're working with any organization where the goal is increasing the accessibility of their webpages.
 
           The first is the WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool:  
 
http://wave.webaim.org/
On this webpage you supply the web address of the webpage you wish to have analyzed from an accessibility perspective.  The tool identifies all (or at least most) of the page coding errors that restrict accessibility and gives direct instructions on how to fix them.  It can be invaluable information for web developers who have never taken accessibility into account and in showing them easy ways to do so going forward.
 
             There is also a form and checklist at the webaim.org site that can help web programmers:
 
              The formal conventions document (or one of the major ones, there are a couple of others, and it makes reference to them) is the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines which are available here:  
 
https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/
 
               These are all things you might want to pass along not only to tech geeks, but to those who are working with them to create new web content.  Even the non-technically minded can find it enlightening to run WAVE against a webpage that's really accessible to a screen reader user then do the same for one that's not.
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NVDA's weather plus

Raha Tehrani
 

Dear all.
I'd like you to know about something. this morning, as I pressed
insert+w to check the weather it just said: "sorry! I cannot receive
data" my internet connection was ok. I think there is something wrong
with the addon.
take care


Re: Groups.io accessibility enhancements.

 

Hi,

I think it’d be best to let Mark talk to some experts, including Marco Zehe (I think he is part of our group; Marco is a quality assurance engineer from Mozilla and a famous name in web accessibility).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Kingett
Sent: Friday, January 4, 2019 5:58 AM
To: Access team emails <team@accessmedia.groups.io>; nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Groups.io accessibility enhancements.

 

For the past few days I've been emailing mark, the creator of this site, and letting him know about some unlabeled edit fields and otherwise that need fixing. To make a long story short, the wiki for all groups should  have better labels, hashtag creation should work better for keyboards, and, finally, some settings options and otherwise should work better with keyboards. Unfortunately, he does not use a screen reader, so is there a tool or similar that can look through a site's code and attach labels to missing form elements? Because it's a lot of work to go through page by page! I plan on writing him about the, compose a new topic, page next, and, I also plan on telling him to add a heading, at the start of every topics page, where the list of topics are at? Does anyone know how he can turn that side menu into a navigation landmark? The menu that has admin, wiki, calendar, ETC? the support email is below if any of you have any suggestions but I'd suggest making them actionable suggestions because he does not test with a screen reader.

 

support@groups.io