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Re: Jaws with DirecTV or Dish

Brent Harding
 

I found on my parents' DirecTV that the description even works on already recorded shows even though they don't use the feature. I suppose the DirecTV DVR's just store the raw stream to disk and then decode it as if it came off the satellite when you hit play. I hope that my next apartment is hooked up for DirecTV, usually, the places that offer a discount or free basic package use either Dish or DirecTV, but some, unfortunately, convert it into analog cable where the sap will certainly be lost.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff M." <mplsjeffm@...>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@...>
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 12:44 PM
Subject: RE: Jaws with DirecTV or Dish



I did have dish network and now have DIRECTV. I will say that you can
program your DirecTV from the DirecTV website. It takes a bit of time to
set it up but I will use it to tag some shows to record on to our DVR. On
your DVR, you can get the SAP sound feed for audio description by pushing
the green button or by going to audio settings tab from the banner that
shows when you change channels.

Dish networks website is less usable to set up and record programs. Also,
the new Dish network receiver called the hopper does not have the capability
to get the SAP feed at all

Don't know if either Dish or DIRECTV are going to be bringing out a set top
box with a screen reader built in.
Jeff
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The remote control: was Netflix Accessibility with JAWS

Matthew Bullis <matthewbullis@...>
 

Hello, I'm interested in this unit. Is it an assignable controller, so that depending on what program you're focussed in, it can be programmed to do different things with the buttons? It did say no software, so does that then mean that you configure it within Windows itself somehow?
Thanks a lot.
Matthew


jamming up

Lovette Yewchan <lyewchan@...>
 

Hi there. In the past couple of days my braille display and computer seem to be jamming.
Maybe more the computer not sure. But when I go between tabs, it freezes for a while.
Does anyone else have this happening?
I am running Jaws 14 and windows 8. Thanks.
Lovette


Accessing Excel Spreadsheets In Protected View

Tom Behler
 

Thanks to everyone for your helpful suggestions for accessing e-mail excel
spreadsheet attached files that are in protected view.



I'll keep these suggestions handy, and use them as needed.



Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan



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Re: Netflix Accessibility with JAWS

Douglas C. DeCamp
 

I got mine from Newegg.com. They regularly have them on sale I got this
one.
($19.99) Rosewill RHRC-11002 Windows 7 Certified MCE IR Remote
Controller/Windows 8 MCE + Small USB Dongle Type, with Netflix CD $19.99
They currently have this one on sale:
80-101-002
+ $6 off w/ promo code EMCWVTW89, ends 1/6/14
Rosewill RRC-126 Windows Vista/Window7 MCE/Windows 8 MCE Infrared Remote
Control with Netflix Function
list of 7 items
Features: Important notice: Microsoft Media Center Remote Controller cannot
work under Windows XP Operation Voltage: 2.4V~3.2V Power Consumption with
input signal: < 450mA Remote Controller Button Number: 48 buttons
Microsoft Windows MCE certification and Green Button support With all of
the buttons
and functions necessary for Microsoft certification, including official
Green Button. Small USB dongle style receiver Use standard Microsoft
drivers,
no software to install. It could wake the system from S1 or S3 Infrared
Rays Frequency: 38KHz, Infrared Rays transmission distance: 7~10 meter
Receiver: USB IR Receiver
Battery Type: AAA battery x 2
Color: Black
Model #: RRC-126
Item #: N82E16880101002
Return Policy:
Standard Return Policy
list end
list of 2 items
from $19.99
Free Shipping
list end
Choose From 4 Sellers
---
Doug

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of John Martyn
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 1:43 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Netflix Accessibility with JAWS

Very cool remote! I'll have to get me one. Do you know where you got it
from?
Thanks,
John

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Douglas C.
DeCamp
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 12:20 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Netflix Accessibility with JAWS

Gary,
I have Netflix on a Win 7 system with JAWS 15. I ponied up the $15 for a
Windows IR remote control for my PC at Newegg. This gives me very good
control over Netflix movies using Windows media center including Volume,
pause / Play, skip forward & back etc. as well as good selection
capabilities. I originally bought the remote control just for Netflix but
have found it to be a great tool for JAWS usage as it can function well on
many Internet applications as well as Windows media player and some limited
use with Winamp & other applications. I'm so used to using it now, don't
know how I ever got along in Jawws without it.
--HTH---
Doug

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Gary King
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2014 8:27 PM
To: JAWS For Windows Support List
Subject: Netflix Accessibility with JAWS

Is anyone using Netflix with JAWS 14 or 15? If so, can you select movies
and TV shows to watch? Can you pause and resume playback? Would you
recommend Netflix as an accessible source of movies and TV shows for screen
reader users?

They do have a free 1-month trial, and I may give it a try, but I thought
I'd ask a few questions first just to make sure I'm not wasting my time.

Gary King
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Re: Netflix Accessibility with JAWS

John Martyn <johnrobertmartyn@...>
 

Very cool remote! I'll have to get me one. Do you know where you got it
from?
Thanks,
John

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Douglas C.
DeCamp
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 12:20 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Netflix Accessibility with JAWS

Gary,
I have Netflix on a Win 7 system with JAWS 15. I ponied up the $15 for a
Windows IR remote control for my PC at Newegg. This gives me very good
control over Netflix movies using Windows media center including Volume,
pause / Play, skip forward & back etc. as well as good selection
capabilities. I originally bought the remote control just for Netflix but
have found it to be a great tool for JAWS usage as it can function well on
many Internet applications as well as Windows media player and some limited
use with Winamp & other applications. I'm so used to using it now, don't
know how I ever got along in Jawws without it.
--HTH---
Doug

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Gary King
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2014 8:27 PM
To: JAWS For Windows Support List
Subject: Netflix Accessibility with JAWS

Is anyone using Netflix with JAWS 14 or 15? If so, can you select movies
and TV shows to watch? Can you pause and resume playback? Would you
recommend Netflix as an accessible source of movies and TV shows for screen
reader users?

They do have a free 1-month trial, and I may give it a try, but I thought
I'd ask a few questions first just to make sure I'm not wasting my time.

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Re: Netflix Accessibility with JAWS

John Martyn <johnrobertmartyn@...>
 

Which shortcuts did you use to control the player?
Thanks,
John

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of
cecropia64@...
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 10:06 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Netflix Accessibility with JAWS

John:

I actually had control of the player for awhile. I was using Jaws 9 and
Windows XP. When I upgraded to Jaws 15, I still hadd control. But the
minute the first upgrade for Jaws was downloaded, all control was lost.
VBut I had it for alittle while anyway.

Stew
On 1/6/2014 11:58 AM, John Martyn wrote:
Hi Gary,
Netflix is accessible with navigation, but the movie player for
streaming is not. You have no control over the movie.
I tried to script it, but no luck.
John Martyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Gary
King
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2014 7:27 PM
To: JAWS For Windows Support List
Subject: Netflix Accessibility with JAWS

Is anyone using Netflix with JAWS 14 or 15? If so, can you select
movies and TV shows to watch? Can you pause and resume playback?
Would you recommend Netflix as an accessible source of movies and TV
shows for screen reader users?

They do have a free 1-month trial, and I may give it a try, but I
thought I'd ask a few questions first just to make sure I'm not wasting my
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Blind Spot accessibility

John Martyn <johnrobertmartyn@...>
 

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone has used the blind spot API for spotify and how it
works. Are there any drawbacks to it? Does it help you out better? I know
that you have to have a premier account to use it but I haven't forked over
the money to spotify just to see if it works. I'd be interested in figuring
out which works better so I can steer people to the better program.

Thanks,

John Martyn

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Re: Netflix Accessibility with JAWS

Douglas C. DeCamp
 

Gary,
I have Netflix on a Win 7 system with JAWS 15. I ponied up the $15 for a
Windows IR remote control for my PC at Newegg. This gives me very good
control over Netflix movies using Windows media center including Volume,
pause / Play, skip forward & back etc. as well as good selection
capabilities. I originally bought the remote control just for Netflix but
have found it to be a great tool for JAWS usage as it can function well on
many Internet applications as well as Windows media player and some limited
use with Winamp & other applications. I'm so used to using it now, don't
know how I ever got along in Jawws without it.
--HTH---
Doug

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Gary King
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2014 8:27 PM
To: JAWS For Windows Support List
Subject: Netflix Accessibility with JAWS

Is anyone using Netflix with JAWS 14 or 15? If so, can you select movies
and TV shows to watch? Can you pause and resume playback? Would you
recommend Netflix as an accessible source of movies and TV shows for screen
reader users?

They do have a free 1-month trial, and I may give it a try, but I thought
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Gary King
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Re: Accessing Excel Spreadsheet In Protected View

Dean Martineau <dean@...>
 

For best results, open the protected attachment in Excel.
Go to Options with alt+f, t. You may have to hit this combination as three
keystrokes rather than two.

Press End to get to the bottom category, Trust Center Settings.

Tab five times to Trust Center Settings and press space to open it.

Arrow to Protected View settings. Tab and uncheck all the undesired
protection, especially Files from Outlook Attachments.

Affirmatively exit the dialogs and you should have much better luck next
time.

Dean

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 10:03 AM
To: jfw@...
Subject: Accessing Excel Spreadsheet In Protected View

Hello, everyone.



I just received an e-mail with an Excel spreadsheet that I cannot seem to
access with Jaws.



When I shift-tab to get to the attachment file list, Jaws stops speaking, so
I can't tell where the attachment actually is.



My sighted wife tells me that the file in question is attached to the
e-mail, but is in a view-only mode, and that you have to double-click on it
to open it up in edit mode.



I'd like to be able to fix this issue not just for this particular file, but
for any Excel Spreadsheet file I receive via e-mail if possible.



I'm currently using Jaws 14, Windows 7, and office 2010 on this computer.



Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan





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Re: Accessing Excel Spreadsheet In Protected View

Adrian Spratt
 

This is good information. To simplify the task of opening an individual protected file, just press the following key sequence:

1. ALT+F to open the File tab
2. I to activate the Info tab
3. E to activate the Enable Editing button

Note. Removing protected status implies exposing your system to an increased security risk. You'll need to be confident about the source of any protected files you open in this way.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Feliciano G
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 1:49 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Accessing Excel Spreadsheet In Protected View

Hello,
You can unprotect a MS-document individually by opening the document whether
it's MS-word, MS-Excel Etc... By hitting ALT to get to the menu bar then
once the file menu opens, look for the info tab and hit enter Then you can
look for enable editing and hit enter. Now if you want to unprotect
documents automatically, on the info tab, look for protected view setting
and hit enter on there. Then you can choose which ever sources you want MS
to open protected documents from unprotecting automatically.
Best regard, Feliciano


-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Behler
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 10:02 AM
To: jfw@...
Subject: Accessing Excel Spreadsheet In Protected View

Hello, everyone.



I just received an e-mail with an Excel spreadsheet that I cannot seem to
access with Jaws.



When I shift-tab to get to the attachment file list, Jaws stops speaking, so
I can't tell where the attachment actually is.



My sighted wife tells me that the file in question is attached to the
e-mail, but is in a view-only mode, and that you have to double-click on it
to open it up in edit mode.



I'd like to be able to fix this issue not just for this particular file, but
for any Excel Spreadsheet file I receive via e-mail if possible.



I'm currently using Jaws 14, Windows 7, and office 2010 on this computer.



Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan





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Re: Accessing Excel Spreadsheet In Protected View

Feliciano G
 

Hello,
You can unprotect a MS-document individually by opening the document whether it's MS-word, MS-Excel Etc... By hitting ALT to get to the menu bar then once the file menu opens, look for the info tab and hit enter Then you can look for enable editing and hit enter. Now if you want to unprotect documents automatically, on the info tab, look for protected view setting and hit enter on there. Then you can choose which ever sources you want MS to open protected documents from unprotecting automatically.
Best regard, Feliciano

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Behler
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 10:02 AM
To: jfw@...
Subject: Accessing Excel Spreadsheet In Protected View

Hello, everyone.



I just received an e-mail with an Excel spreadsheet that I cannot seem to
access with Jaws.



When I shift-tab to get to the attachment file list, Jaws stops speaking, so
I can't tell where the attachment actually is.



My sighted wife tells me that the file in question is attached to the
e-mail, but is in a view-only mode, and that you have to double-click on it
to open it up in edit mode.



I'd like to be able to fix this issue not just for this particular file, but
for any Excel Spreadsheet file I receive via e-mail if possible.



I'm currently using Jaws 14, Windows 7, and office 2010 on this computer.



Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan





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Re: Jaws with DirecTV or Dish

Jeff M. <mplsjeffm@...>
 

I did have dish network and now have DIRECTV. I will say that you can
program your DirecTV from the DirecTV website. It takes a bit of time to
set it up but I will use it to tag some shows to record on to our DVR. On
your DVR, you can get the SAP sound feed for audio description by pushing
the green button or by going to audio settings tab from the banner that
shows when you change channels.

Dish networks website is less usable to set up and record programs. Also,
the new Dish network receiver called the hopper does not have the capability
to get the SAP feed at all

Don't know if either Dish or DIRECTV are going to be bringing out a set top
box with a screen reader built in.
Jeff
mplsjeffm@...


Accessing Excel Spreadsheet In Protected View

Tom Behler
 

Hello, everyone.



I just received an e-mail with an Excel spreadsheet that I cannot seem to
access with Jaws.



When I shift-tab to get to the attachment file list, Jaws stops speaking, so
I can't tell where the attachment actually is.



My sighted wife tells me that the file in question is attached to the
e-mail, but is in a view-only mode, and that you have to double-click on it
to open it up in edit mode.



I'd like to be able to fix this issue not just for this particular file, but
for any Excel Spreadsheet file I receive via e-mail if possible.



I'm currently using Jaws 14, Windows 7, and office 2010 on this computer.



Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan





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Re: Netflix Accessibility with JAWS

dan Kerstetter <dhk55@...>
 

Last time I checked, Netflix was using the Microsoft Silverlight player.
Somewhere there is a list of keystrokes for using it, but I would imagine
you would have to use the JAWS pass through key.

HTH

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Gary King
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2014 9:27 PM
To: JAWS For Windows Support List
Subject: Netflix Accessibility with JAWS

Is anyone using Netflix with JAWS 14 or 15? If so, can you select movies
and TV shows to watch? Can you pause and resume playback? Would you
recommend Netflix as an accessible source of movies and TV shows for screen
reader users?

They do have a free 1-month trial, and I may give it a try, but I thought
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Gary King
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Jaws with DirecTV or Dish

Michael Baldwin
 

I have Dish now and have for several years. It seems there has been lots of
advancement in both companies receivers and such. Does one site over the
other have better Jaws accessibility? My current old receiver does not give
me access to a lot of the newer features that come with upgraded equipment.
I would like to be able to set the DVR to record, or play my own recorded
shows without having my sited wife do it all.

Experiences with both companies and their newer receivers with Jaws and
other technologies would be appreciated.

Michael
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Re: Netflix Accessibility with JAWS

cecropia64
 

John:

I actually had control of the player for awhile. I was using Jaws 9 and Windows XP. When I upgraded to Jaws 15, I still hadd control. But the minute the first upgrade for Jaws was downloaded, all control was lost. VBut I had it for alittle while anyway.

Stew

On 1/6/2014 11:58 AM, John Martyn wrote:
Hi Gary,
Netflix is accessible with navigation, but the movie player for streaming is
not. You have no control over the movie.
I tried to script it, but no luck.
John Martyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Gary King
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2014 7:27 PM
To: JAWS For Windows Support List
Subject: Netflix Accessibility with JAWS

Is anyone using Netflix with JAWS 14 or 15? If so, can you select movies
and TV shows to watch? Can you pause and resume playback? Would you
recommend Netflix as an accessible source of movies and TV shows for screen
reader users?

They do have a free 1-month trial, and I may give it a try, but I thought
I'd ask a few questions first just to make sure I'm not wasting my time.

Gary King
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Re: Netflix Accessibility with JAWS

John Martyn <johnrobertmartyn@...>
 

Hi Gary,
Netflix is accessible with navigation, but the movie player for streaming is
not. You have no control over the movie.
I tried to script it, but no luck.
John Martyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Gary King
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2014 7:27 PM
To: JAWS For Windows Support List
Subject: Netflix Accessibility with JAWS

Is anyone using Netflix with JAWS 14 or 15? If so, can you select movies
and TV shows to watch? Can you pause and resume playback? Would you
recommend Netflix as an accessible source of movies and TV shows for screen
reader users?

They do have a free 1-month trial, and I may give it a try, but I thought
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Gary King
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Re: computer compatibility with JAWS

Adrian Spratt
 

Actually, I now use control-l in IE, as well as in Firefox, to type in the address for a new webpage. It works in both.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Doris and Chris
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 1:00 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: computer compatibility with JAWS

you can also use

alt+d

to get to the address field, which is the same across for both browsers.

hth
Doris





At 11:13 PM 2014/01/05 -0600, you wrote:
I agree with the person who said you were probably having problems
because of the new and unimproved Internet Explorer for Windows 8,
and choosing the Desktop version would probably solve your IE problem.
Having said that, due to a series of random issues with Internet
Explorer, I have just made Mozilla Firefox my default browser. In
Windows 7, it feels almost exactly like I'm using Internet Explorer
in terms of JAWS. The virtual cursor works the same; JAWS find,
Links list, etc. all function the same way. The big difference is
that in IE, pressing Control O will give you a place to type the
address of a website you want, and in Firefox it's Control
L. Otherwise, it really was a relatively minor change. I didn't
realize Chrome was accessible--the last time I tried using it was a
disaster. If you set Firefox as your default browser (which it
prompts you to do when you install it), it will open links from your Email.

Hope that helps,
Brad Martin
brad@...




On 1/1/2014 3:46 PM, Barbara Hansen wrote:

Hello JAWS users,



I am new to this list and already learning great ideas. In mid-December, I
was pleased to receive input from some of you regarding recommendations when
purchasing a computer. I plan to heed those suggestions.



I will attempt to make my question brief. Currently, I am using a Dell
laptop, which is about 5 years old. It came with VISTA, which I never liked.
Last year, with help from someone, I upgraded this computer to Windows 8,
because it was cheaper than paying to upgrade to windows 7. I do not really
have any problem with windows 8, however; I can't seem to get the Internet
Explorer for my browser any more. I am currently using Google Chrome. Now,
for some reason, I cannot enter on a link within an email and go directly to
Google Chrome. I have even tried copying the link, then go to my web browser
and pasting it there, but it doesn't work. According to a technology
specialist with services for the blind, there is an incompatible issues
going on with this computer. We tried several times to reload Internet
Explorer, but it just doesn't work.



If any of you have had problems in this area or have any solutions, your
suggestions will be greatly appreciated.



Happy New Year to all of you,



Barbara Hansen





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Re: computer compatibility with JAWS

Doris and Chris
 

you can also use

alt+d

to get to the address field, which is the same across for both browsers.

hth
Doris

At 11:13 PM 2014/01/05 -0600, you wrote:
I agree with the person who said you were probably having problems because of the new and unimproved Internet Explorer for Windows 8, and choosing the Desktop version would probably solve your IE problem.
Having said that, due to a series of random issues with Internet Explorer, I have just made Mozilla Firefox my default browser. In Windows 7, it feels almost exactly like I'm using Internet Explorer in terms of JAWS. The virtual cursor works the same; JAWS find, Links list, etc. all function the same way. The big difference is that in IE, pressing Control O will give you a place to type the address of a website you want, and in Firefox it's Control L. Otherwise, it really was a relatively minor change. I didn't realize Chrome was accessible--the last time I tried using it was a disaster. If you set Firefox as your default browser (which it prompts you to do when you install it), it will open links from your Email.

Hope that helps,
Brad Martin
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On 1/1/2014 3:46 PM, Barbara Hansen wrote:

Hello JAWS users,



I am new to this list and already learning great ideas. In mid-December, I
was pleased to receive input from some of you regarding recommendations when
purchasing a computer. I plan to heed those suggestions.



I will attempt to make my question brief. Currently, I am using a Dell
laptop, which is about 5 years old. It came with VISTA, which I never liked.
Last year, with help from someone, I upgraded this computer to Windows 8,
because it was cheaper than paying to upgrade to windows 7. I do not really
have any problem with windows 8, however; I can't seem to get the Internet
Explorer for my browser any more. I am currently using Google Chrome. Now,
for some reason, I cannot enter on a link within an email and go directly to
Google Chrome. I have even tried copying the link, then go to my web browser
and pasting it there, but it doesn't work. According to a technology
specialist with services for the blind, there is an incompatible issues
going on with this computer. We tried several times to reload Internet
Explorer, but it just doesn't work.



If any of you have had problems in this area or have any solutions, your
suggestions will be greatly appreciated.



Happy New Year to all of you,



Barbara Hansen





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