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A Question about Obtaining NVDA:


Lawrence Stoler
 

Dear NVDA Users Group,


I am one of the many blind people who are unemployed.


There is a place I might be working for on a temporary basis as the
agency here in Connecticut wants to do a work assessment on me since I
have been out of work for a long time.


I have been an Internet user for over 14 years.  I have used and enjoyed
NVDA since 2014 when I first became aware of it.


In addition to being able to download the latest version of NVDA, do I
need a sound card as it will be on a computer that has never been used
by a blind person or can I just download it from the website and go from
there?


Lawrence Stoler

?


 

Most computers should have soundcards unless they are really old.

If in doubt atguys.com has a 15 dollar barebones one and you will need some headphones for it but still.

On 7/12/2017 8:35 a.m., Lawrence Stoler wrote:
Dear NVDA Users Group,


I am one of the many blind people who are unemployed.


There is a place I might be working for on a temporary basis as the
agency here in Connecticut wants to do a work assessment on me since I
have been out of work for a long time.


I have been an Internet user for over 14 years.  I have used and enjoyed
NVDA since 2014 when I first became aware of it.


In addition to being able to download the latest version of NVDA, do I
need a sound card as it will be on a computer that has never been used
by a blind person or can I just download it from the website and go from
there?


Lawrence Stoler

?






Lawrence Stoler
 

Thanks, Shaun.


It occurred to me after I sent the original message that many computers
have sound cards.


I've heard them used on other machines but it hasn't come up in my case
as I've been using a machine with one for several years.


Again thank you.


Lawrence Stoler

On 12/6/2017 4:06 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Most computers should have soundcards unless they are really old.

If in doubt atguys.com has a 15 dollar barebones one and you will need
some headphones for it but still.




On 7/12/2017 8:35 a.m., Lawrence Stoler wrote:
Dear NVDA Users Group,


I am one of the many blind people who are unemployed.


There is a place I might be working for on a temporary basis as the
agency here in Connecticut wants to do a work assessment on me since I
have been out of work for a long time.


I have been an Internet user for over 14 years.  I have used and enjoyed
NVDA since 2014 when I first became aware of it.


In addition to being able to download the latest version of NVDA, do I
need a sound card as it will be on a computer that has never been used
by a blind person or can I just download it from the website and go from
there?


Lawrence Stoler

?









Roger Stewart
 

And you can get an external USB sound device for about $15 or$20 that will do the job of speaking and system sounds just fine. You'll need either headphones or a set of computer powered speakers.

Roger

On 12/6/2017 3:06 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Most computers should have soundcards unless they are really old.

If in doubt atguys.com has a 15 dollar barebones one and you will need some headphones for it but still.




On 7/12/2017 8:35 a.m., Lawrence Stoler wrote:
Dear NVDA Users Group,


I am one of the many blind people who are unemployed.


There is a place I might be working for on a temporary basis as the
agency here in Connecticut wants to do a work assessment on me since I
have been out of work for a long time.


I have been an Internet user for over 14 years. I have used and enjoyed
NVDA since 2014 when I first became aware of it.


In addition to being able to download the latest version of NVDA, do I
need a sound card as it will be on a computer that has never been used
by a blind person or can I just download it from the website and go from
there?


Lawrence Stoler

?








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Well any system from 2000 or 2001 up will have a card.

Any system from 1998-7 will have a card but as sepperate card maybe working on drivers maybe not.

I think as long as a system came in 2000 or as low as 99 then you should have cards of some sorts.

If earlier 1997 and higher should still have some sound maybe not multichannel but still sound.

Now any business system 1996 and lower probably doesn't even some machines to 1999 didn't have sound cards.

Or not have them on.

Any system from 1995-3 may or may not have a card at all but then they may it is hard to tell.

Anything lower than that doesn't.

But I wouldn't worry, however it depends on the button, if you can look at it, if its got a crt, and if you push in the button to turn it off and on and it clicks in and out, or there are internal speakers or there are more buttons on the front then maybe.

While gaming and home pcs had sound, way before business units after 2001 or 2002, all systems have on board cards.

Unless your system runs win xp or 2000 though or is quite old well.

Then again I  am sure there are systems without any soundcards at all.

On 7/12/2017 10:18 a.m., Lawrence Stoler wrote:
Thanks, Shaun.


It occurred to me after I sent the original message that many computers
have sound cards.


I've heard them used on other machines but it hasn't come up in my case
as I've been using a machine with one for several years.


Again thank you.


Lawrence Stoler



On 12/6/2017 4:06 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Most computers should have soundcards unless they are really old.

If in doubt atguys.com has a 15 dollar barebones one and you will need
some headphones for it but still.




On 7/12/2017 8:35 a.m., Lawrence Stoler wrote:
Dear NVDA Users Group,


I am one of the many blind people who are unemployed.


There is a place I might be working for on a temporary basis as the
agency here in Connecticut wants to do a work assessment on me since I
have been out of work for a long time.


I have been an Internet user for over 14 years.  I have used and enjoyed
NVDA since 2014 when I first became aware of it.


In addition to being able to download the latest version of NVDA, do I
need a sound card as it will be on a computer that has never been used
by a blind person or can I just download it from the website and go from
there?


Lawrence Stoler

?












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Well, I'd first find out if the computer has sound. Most do but it could be muted or disabled so you would need to make sure the sighties around allow this either by simply making it work or letting you work on headphones. Its not rocket science. I'd be more wary of the system admin rights you will have and whether they are prepared to install it on the computer if its part of a network. That really does need to happen as portable copies, particularly on Windows 10, are nowhere near as versatile as an installed copy. Also if you are going online, in my view make sure that if they are using Firefox, that its not a version later than 56. Brian

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From: "Lawrence Stoler" <lstoler99@...>
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Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 7:35 PM
Subject: [nvda] A Question about Obtaining NVDA:


Dear NVDA Users Group,


I am one of the many blind people who are unemployed.


There is a place I might be working for on a temporary basis as the
agency here in Connecticut wants to do a work assessment on me since I
have been out of work for a long time.


I have been an Internet user for over 14 years. I have used and enjoyed
NVDA since 2014 when I first became aware of it.


In addition to being able to download the latest version of NVDA, do I
need a sound card as it will be on a computer that has never been used
by a blind person or can I just download it from the website and go from
there?


Lawrence Stoler

?