Date   

Re: Kindle books

Sharon
 

I haven’t gotten it to work but have not tried lately. Kindle books work well on IPhone, but not if you want to access the charts, and tables.

Sharon

 

From: Jean Menzies [mailto:jemenzies@...]
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2016 2:13 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Kindle books

 

How accessible are Kindle books? I haven’t followed the Kindle issue over the years. I see there is a Kindle app for PC with an accessible plug-in. It says it works with Jaws. Can anyone vouch for that?

 

Thanks.


Re: Amazon Prime offerings

Jean Menzies <jemenzies@...>
 

Thanks, Louise. Good to know.
 

From: Luis Difut
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2016 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: Amazon Prime offerings
 

I use them with an I phone. Jaws and those apps haven't worked well for me on my Win 7 PC.

Luis

 

From: Jean Menzies [mailto:jemenzies@...]
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2016 2:35 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Amazon Prime offerings

 

Further to my questions about the Kindle reading experience, I’m looking at the stuff included with Amazon Prime. For example, the movie and TV streaming, the music streaming, etc. Is anyone using this with Jaws, or perhaps successfully with an iPhone?

 

Jean


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Re: If you want to use Power Menu on later operating systems.

Angel
 

Also there is Gibson Research Corporation
This site offers many tests one can perform on ones computer's internet connection and router.  To add assurance of ones security. 

----- Original Message -----
From: Angel
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2016 3:21 PM
Subject: Re: If you want to use Power Menu on later operating systems.

Another little program which has proven to be a lot more valuable than its cost.  Which is free, by the way, is Belarc Advisor   .  I know many use this fine tool already.  But, there may be those on the list who haven't heard of it.  It tells the computer user all the computer statistics of which he may not be aware.
"Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, network inventory, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, security benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server." 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Angel
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2016 3:02 PM
Subject: If you want to use Power Menu on later operating systems.

I find "Power Menu to be most valuable, and wouldn't be without it    .  If you all wish to use it on your later operating systems, here is some information concerning how this might be accomplished.
"August 15, 2015 at 01:48
I finally found a workaround for UAC blocking powermenu in Win 8, 8.1, and now Win 10.. Works perfectly. You need a tool called UAC Trust Shortcut. Get it from this site> http://www.itknowledge24.com/ 32 bit or 64 bit depending on your operating system type. then simply create a new shortcut with full permissions for said program. If you are looking for the startup directory.. MS moved it to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu. UAC Trust Shortcut makes new shortcuts on the desktop. So if you need Powermenu in your startup menu.. just move ti there and POOF!!! it wirks again after you reboot and accept the UAC Trust Shortcut service.. How wonderful.. and always remember folks.. heh.. Google is your friend.. * chuckles again *
 

PowerMenu 1.51PowerMenu is a tiny but powerful application I wrote back in 1998 that adds “Always On Top”, “Transparency” and “Minimize To Tray” to the windows control menu.
PowerMenu is free.  If you find it useful, please make a donation:"
http://www.abstractpath.com/powermenu/
If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, "Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well".
Martin Luther King, Jr.


Re: Microsoft Edge

Kenny Peyattt jr.
 

The only screenreader edge works with is nvda.
Kenny Peyatt jr.

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Is Microsoft Edge working with screen readers yet?

 

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Re: If you want to use Power Menu on later operating systems.

Angel
 

Another little program which has proven to be a lot more valuable than its cost.  Which is free, by the way, is Belarc Advisor   .  I know many use this fine tool already.  But, there may be those on the list who haven't heard of it.  It tells the computer user all the computer statistics of which he may not be aware.
"Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, network inventory, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, security benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server." 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Angel
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2016 3:02 PM
Subject: If you want to use Power Menu on later operating systems.

I find "Power Menu to be most valuable, and wouldn't be without it    .  If you all wish to use it on your later operating systems, here is some information concerning how this might be accomplished.
"August 15, 2015 at 01:48
I finally found a workaround for UAC blocking powermenu in Win 8, 8.1, and now Win 10.. Works perfectly. You need a tool called UAC Trust Shortcut. Get it from this site> http://www.itknowledge24.com/ 32 bit or 64 bit depending on your operating system type. then simply create a new shortcut with full permissions for said program. If you are looking for the startup directory.. MS moved it to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu. UAC Trust Shortcut makes new shortcuts on the desktop. So if you need Powermenu in your startup menu.. just move ti there and POOF!!! it wirks again after you reboot and accept the UAC Trust Shortcut service.. How wonderful.. and always remember folks.. heh.. Google is your friend.. * chuckles again *
 

PowerMenu 1.51PowerMenu is a tiny but powerful application I wrote back in 1998 that adds “Always On Top”, “Transparency” and “Minimize To Tray” to the windows control menu.
PowerMenu is free.  If you find it useful, please make a donation:"
http://www.abstractpath.com/powermenu/
If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, "Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well".
Martin Luther King, Jr.


Re: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

Mario
 

so, it's not only for NVDA? I thought it was specifically made to assist the use of Reaper with NVDA.

On 2/8/2016 2:56 PM, David Bailes wrote:
Hi Nicole,

yes, I've briefly used this add-on. It's very good, covers a lot of
functionality, and works well with both Jaws and NVDA,

David.

On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 11:49 am, Nicole Massey <nyyki@gypsyheir.com> wrote:

I've heard a lot of positive things about this accessibility add-in
to Reaper.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Bailes [mailto:david_bailes@yahoo.co.uk]
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2016 1:42 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

Hi,

just to add that the osara accessibility extension to reaper is
available from this site:

https://github.com/nvaccess/osara

David.

On Sun, Feb 7, 2016 at 01:35 pm, Nicole Massey <nyyki@gypsyheir.com>
wrote:


What you're looking for is either Reaccess for Jaws, which is going
to slip
away over time as it's no longer supported, or the Asara scripts for
NVDA.
And if you do a search on the Reaper Without Peepers mailing list
you can
find a lot of folks who can help you through the learning curve.

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Malver [mailto:mmalver@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2016 10:16 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

I found a reaper to be an extremely frustrating experience, but did
not have
scripts. Where can I find the most recent reaper scripts?



On Feb 6, 2016, at 8:05 PM, Nicole Massey <nyyki@gypsyheir.com> wrote:

Yes, there are several.
Goldwave is a shareware program that can do editing for mono or stereo
settings. The big dog in that arena is Sound Forge, and up to version
8 it's probably the most accessible audio editor you can find, no
scripts

needed.


But it isn't shareware. (It's what I use for professional quality
editing and mastering) Nothing else even comes close to the options
you can do completely from the keyboard with this program, because it
was developed by the guys who created the first multimedia code for
Windows back in the Windows 3.1 days.
For multitrack editors Bryan has already mentioned Audacity, which
does a good job with accessibility out of the box. Reaper is also an
option, with scripts for both Jaws and NVDA and a huge number of
folks who

support it.


Audacity is just an audio editor, while Reaper is a full functioned
DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) application.
On the pay side Cakewalk's program Sonar used to be a good option, but
scripts for it have stalled thanks to their recent releases changing
so much, so it might be a contender again but right now I have a hard
time recommending it, as the version with scripts is several revisions
back. More will be developing on this front soon, as other DAW
environments are getting some accessibility attention.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom macha [mailto:toml614@hotmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2016 5:19 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

Hello everyone, my name is Tom. I recorded a training session at work
yesterday. I am wanting to edit some of the background from it. Does
anyone know of any good editors that work with jaws? Many thanks, Tom



Re: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

David Bailes
 

 For anyone interested in Audacity, there's a guide for Jaws users available here:

http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Audacity-2.1.2-Guide.html

In the introduction of the guide, there are details of how to subscribe to the Audacity4Blind mailing list,

David. 

On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 03:29 pm, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

Tom,

           Audacity is a great audio editor that's also open source.  It has been repeatedly mentioned in these environs as being accessible, or at least largely accessible, with JAWS.

           A search on the JFW web interface for "Audacity" will turn up the old conversations here.

Brian

 


If you want to use Power Menu on later operating systems.

Angel
 

I find "Power Menu to be most valuable, and wouldn't be without it    .  If you all wish to use it on your later operating systems, here is some information concerning how this might be accomplished.
"August 15, 2015 at 01:48
I finally found a workaround for UAC blocking powermenu in Win 8, 8.1, and now Win 10.. Works perfectly. You need a tool called UAC Trust Shortcut. Get it from this site> http://www.itknowledge24.com/ 32 bit or 64 bit depending on your operating system type. then simply create a new shortcut with full permissions for said program. If you are looking for the startup directory.. MS moved it to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu. UAC Trust Shortcut makes new shortcuts on the desktop. So if you need Powermenu in your startup menu.. just move ti there and POOF!!! it wirks again after you reboot and accept the UAC Trust Shortcut service.. How wonderful.. and always remember folks.. heh.. Google is your friend.. * chuckles again *
 

PowerMenu 1.51PowerMenu is a tiny but powerful application I wrote back in 1998 that adds “Always On Top”, “Transparency” and “Minimize To Tray” to the windows control menu.
PowerMenu is free.  If you find it useful, please make a donation:"
http://www.abstractpath.com/powermenu/
If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, "Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well".
Martin Luther King, Jr.


Re: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

David Bailes
 

Hi Nicole,

yes, I've briefly used this add-on. It's very good, covers a lot of functionality, and works well with both Jaws and NVDA,

David. 

 

On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 11:49 am, Nicole Massey <nyyki@...> wrote:

I've heard a lot of positive things about this accessibility add-in to Reaper.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Bailes [mailto:david_bailes@...]
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2016 1:42 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

Hi,

just to add that the osara accessibility extension to reaper is available from this site:

https://github.com/nvaccess/osara

David.

On Sun, Feb 7, 2016 at 01:35 pm, Nicole Massey <nyyki@...> wrote:


What you're looking for is either Reaccess for Jaws, which is going to slip
away over time as it's no longer supported, or the Asara scripts for NVDA.
And if you do a search on the Reaper Without Peepers mailing list you can
find a lot of folks who can help you through the learning curve.

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Malver [mailto:mmalver@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2016 10:16 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

I found a reaper to be an extremely frustrating experience, but did not have
scripts. Where can I find the most recent reaper scripts?



On Feb 6, 2016, at 8:05 PM, Nicole Massey <nyyki@...> wrote:

Yes, there are several.
Goldwave is a shareware program that can do editing for mono or stereo
settings. The big dog in that arena is Sound Forge, and up to version
8 it's probably the most accessible audio editor you can find, no scripts

needed.


But it isn't shareware. (It's what I use for professional quality
editing and mastering) Nothing else even comes close to the options
you can do completely from the keyboard with this program, because it
was developed by the guys who created the first multimedia code for
Windows back in the Windows 3.1 days.
For multitrack editors Bryan has already mentioned Audacity, which
does a good job with accessibility out of the box. Reaper is also an
option, with scripts for both Jaws and NVDA and a huge number of folks who

support it.


Audacity is just an audio editor, while Reaper is a full functioned
DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) application.
On the pay side Cakewalk's program Sonar used to be a good option, but
scripts for it have stalled thanks to their recent releases changing
so much, so it might be a contender again but right now I have a hard
time recommending it, as the version with scripts is several revisions
back. More will be developing on this front soon, as other DAW
environments are getting some accessibility attention.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom macha [mailto:toml614@...]
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2016 5:19 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

Hello everyone, my name is Tom. I recorded a training session at work
yesterday. I am wanting to edit some of the background from it. Does
anyone know of any good editors that work with jaws? Many thanks, Tom

 


Re: Did This Message Get Through?

 

On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 08:47 am, Gerald Levy <bwaylimited@...> wrote:
But if all else fails, can I simply add my email address to the “TO” or “CC” field of any message I send to a Groups.IO list to insure that it is routed to my In Box as well as to the other members of the list?

 Gerald,

           Adding the groups.io domain to your safe senders list should absolutely fix this problem if it's on the WLM client side.  Safe senders overrides everything else and is processed first.  If an e-mail message matches an address or domain in your safe senders list it is immediately plunked into your inbox with no further examination.

           As to your work around, it would be unworkable as proposed.   When things come to you from the JFW list, the "From:" field in the e-mail is the message originator and the "To:" and "Reply-to:" fields are both jfw@groups.io.  Keying in on the "To:" field definitely wouldn't work if you used your own e-mail address and if you did that on the CC: field all that would ensure is that messages you originated and CC-ed to yourself would make it through.  No dice for the stuff sent from others unless everyone were to also CC you as well.  I don't know what would happen for messages that originate from the web interface, but I presume those show up as straight e-mail by the process of conversion by groups.io.

Brian


Re: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

Nicole Massey <nyyki@...>
 

I've heard a lot of positive things about this accessibility add-in to Reaper.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Bailes [mailto:david_bailes@yahoo.co.uk]
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2016 1:42 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

Hi,

just to add that the osara accessibility extension to reaper is available from this site:

https://github.com/nvaccess/osara

David.

On Sun, Feb 7, 2016 at 01:35 pm, Nicole Massey <nyyki@gypsyheir.com> wrote:


What you're looking for is either Reaccess for Jaws, which is going to slip
away over time as it's no longer supported, or the Asara scripts for NVDA.
And if you do a search on the Reaper Without Peepers mailing list you can
find a lot of folks who can help you through the learning curve.

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Malver [mailto:mmalver@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2016 10:16 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

I found a reaper to be an extremely frustrating experience, but did not have
scripts. Where can I find the most recent reaper scripts?



On Feb 6, 2016, at 8:05 PM, Nicole Massey <nyyki@gypsyheir.com> wrote:

Yes, there are several.
Goldwave is a shareware program that can do editing for mono or stereo
settings. The big dog in that arena is Sound Forge, and up to version
8 it's probably the most accessible audio editor you can find, no scripts

needed.


But it isn't shareware. (It's what I use for professional quality
editing and mastering) Nothing else even comes close to the options
you can do completely from the keyboard with this program, because it
was developed by the guys who created the first multimedia code for
Windows back in the Windows 3.1 days.
For multitrack editors Bryan has already mentioned Audacity, which
does a good job with accessibility out of the box. Reaper is also an
option, with scripts for both Jaws and NVDA and a huge number of folks who

support it.


Audacity is just an audio editor, while Reaper is a full functioned
DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) application.
On the pay side Cakewalk's program Sonar used to be a good option, but
scripts for it have stalled thanks to their recent releases changing
so much, so it might be a contender again but right now I have a hard
time recommending it, as the version with scripts is several revisions
back. More will be developing on this front soon, as other DAW
environments are getting some accessibility attention.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom macha [mailto:toml614@hotmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2016 5:19 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

Hello everyone, my name is Tom. I recorded a training session at work
yesterday. I am wanting to edit some of the background from it. Does
anyone know of any good editors that work with jaws? Many thanks, Tom


Re: Amazon Prime offerings

Luis Difut
 

I use them with an I phone. Jaws and those apps haven't worked well for me on my Win 7 PC.

Luis

 

From: Jean Menzies [mailto:jemenzies@...]
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2016 2:35 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Amazon Prime offerings

 

Further to my questions about the Kindle reading experience, I’m looking at the stuff included with Amazon Prime. For example, the movie and TV streaming, the music streaming, etc. Is anyone using this with Jaws, or perhaps successfully with an iPhone?

 

Jean


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Re: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

David Bailes
 

Hi,

just to add that the osara accessibility extension to reaper is available from this site:

https://github.com/nvaccess/osara 

David. 

On Sun, Feb 7, 2016 at 01:35 pm, Nicole Massey <nyyki@...> wrote:

What you're looking for is either Reaccess for Jaws, which is going to slip
away over time as it's no longer supported, or the Asara scripts for NVDA.
And if you do a search on the Reaper Without Peepers mailing list you can
find a lot of folks who can help you through the learning curve.

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Malver [mailto:mmalver@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2016 10:16 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

I found a reaper to be an extremely frustrating experience, but did not have
scripts. Where can I find the most recent reaper scripts?

On Feb 6, 2016, at 8:05 PM, Nicole Massey <nyyki@...> wrote:

Yes, there are several.
Goldwave is a shareware program that can do editing for mono or stereo
settings. The big dog in that arena is Sound Forge, and up to version
8 it's probably the most accessible audio editor you can find, no scripts
needed.
But it isn't shareware. (It's what I use for professional quality
editing and mastering) Nothing else even comes close to the options
you can do completely from the keyboard with this program, because it
was developed by the guys who created the first multimedia code for
Windows back in the Windows 3.1 days.
For multitrack editors Bryan has already mentioned Audacity, which
does a good job with accessibility out of the box. Reaper is also an
option, with scripts for both Jaws and NVDA and a huge number of folks who
support it.
Audacity is just an audio editor, while Reaper is a full functioned
DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) application.
On the pay side Cakewalk's program Sonar used to be a good option, but
scripts for it have stalled thanks to their recent releases changing
so much, so it might be a contender again but right now I have a hard
time recommending it, as the version with scripts is several revisions
back. More will be developing on this front soon, as other DAW
environments are getting some accessibility attention.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom macha [mailto:toml614@...]
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2016 5:19 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

Hello everyone, my name is Tom. I recorded a training session at work
yesterday. I am wanting to edit some of the background from it. Does
anyone know of any good editors that work with jaws? Many thanks, Tom





 


Re: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

Nicole Massey <nyyki@...>
 

Ah, then this is a recent change in their features. The 16 track limit, all of them audio (no MIDI support) was the main reason why I didn't delve deeper into it.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Bailes [mailto:david_bailes@yahoo.co.uk]
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2016 1:35 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

Hi Nicole,

I'm not sure why you're saying that Audacity is limited to sixteen tracks. Some users on the Audacity4Blind mailing list use many more tracks than that,

David.

On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 09:06 am, Nicole Massey <nyyki@gypsyheir.com> wrote:


Though Reaper has an advertised 60 day trial period, those who aren't worried about the ethics of using shareware for longer than the trial period will find that it doesn't disable any functions when the trial ends, so it's not crippleware. I do suggest paying it, as it's a responsive environment and the programmers of it are worth the money. It's also probably the least expensive accessible option for us that has this level of functionality. (Audacity is cheaper, but it's limited to sixteen tracks and lacks some useful features)
And yeah, that's a pretty cool name for a mailing list.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2016 10:46 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

Jim,

Link to Reaper home page <http://www.reaper.fm/> and Sony's Sound Forge <http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/soundforgesoftware> . It looks like Reaper allows a 60-day full-function trial and Sony has trial periods for Sound Forge Pro and Sound Forge Audio Studio. I'm not sure which of the two Nicole was making reference to.

I absolutely love whoever came up with the "Reaper Without Peepers" moniker!

Brian


Amazon Prime offerings

Jean Menzies <jemenzies@...>
 

Further to my questions about the Kindle reading experience, I’m looking at the stuff included with Amazon Prime. For example, the movie and TV streaming, the music streaming, etc. Is anyone using this with Jaws, or perhaps successfully with an iPhone?
 
Jean


Re: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

David Bailes
 

Hi Nicole,

I'm not sure why you're saying that Audacity is limited to sixteen tracks. Some users on the Audacity4Blind mailing list use many more tracks than that,

David. 

On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 09:06 am, Nicole Massey <nyyki@...> wrote:

Though Reaper has an advertised 60 day trial period, those who aren't worried about the ethics of using shareware for longer than the trial period will find that it doesn't disable any functions when the trial ends, so it's not crippleware. I do suggest paying it, as it's a responsive environment and the programmers of it are worth the money. It's also probably the least expensive accessible option for us that has this level of functionality. (Audacity is cheaper, but it's limited to sixteen tracks and lacks some useful features)
And yeah, that's a pretty cool name for a mailing list.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2016 10:46 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Any good audio editors that work with jaws?

Jim,

Link to Reaper home page <http://www.reaper.fm/> and Sony's Sound Forge <http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/soundforgesoftware> . It looks like Reaper allows a 60-day full-function trial and Sony has trial periods for Sound Forge Pro and Sound Forge Audio Studio. I'm not sure which of the two Nicole was making reference to.

I absolutely love whoever came up with the "Reaper Without Peepers" moniker!

Brian

 


Re: Improving my teaching approach and/or sensitivity

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Ever seen Scent of a Woman?

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net]
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2016 4:53 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Improving my teaching approach and/or sensitivity

True about learning from teaching. I have had to provide job training in the past, and with each person, I always learned something.

Incidentally, David, I drove a big old Chrysler once down a highway, crossed at a three-way intersection, turned down road, across ditch culvert, and as we were going into the single-car garage, I nearly froze, "what in the world do I think I'm doing," and when my friend said "brake," I delayed a second, then stomped it. Otherwise, the others in the car said I did a bang up job. I would never dream of doing such a crazy thing again, but I am glad that I did it.


Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: David Moore [mailto:jesusloves1966@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, February 5, 2016 4:39 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Improving my teaching approach and/or sensitivity

Hi,
Amen to that. When I tutor Math or Computers, I learn more from the person I am tutoring than I learn sometimes. Also, the more I explain something, the more ways I can do so putting the same concept in different words. I think that the secret of teaching, is to be able to explain the same concepts in as many ways as possible so that the most people understand what you are saying. Have a great one.


From: Robin Frost <mailto:robini71@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 4, 2016 2:12 PM
To: jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Re: Improving my teaching approach and/or sensitivity

Hi,
Brian said:

Tutoring is, ideally, a collaboration where each party actually has something that they can teach the other, at least from my perspective.”
And there my friends is one fine turn of phrase and an indication of the heart of a true teacher in my humble view.
It’s always been my experience that those teachers whether officially certified to be so or just those sages who pass in and out of our lives for a time or forever from whom we gain have two things in common. firstly they are willing to engage in the give and take of learning one from another. Secondly that which differentiates the great from the mediocre is the ability not just to pass along factual information about something but also an enthusiasm both for the matter at hand and the one with whom they're engaged along with the process itself.
I laud you for your willingness not only to do the work you do, for participating in this list and engaging with and helping others you aren’t getting paid to work with but also for being willing to learn from us as well as your students. Bravo and cheers to you, well-done!
One more point, while it’s true that in many situations in a windows type environment the spatial location of something on the screen doesn’t often come into play and therefore might not be considered as useful or dismissed as something blind people can’t learn or shouldn’t be concerned about I have to say that embracing the iOS platform and its touch screen has taught me that like practicing skills of orientation and mobility in learning the layout of a room I can also learn the layout of elements on a screen if I have to do so. And discovering that I can learn something of such a seemingly visual nature should I need to do so makes me glad to know I can if I must.
Here’s to learning and dialoging (smile).
Robin




From: Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 4, 2016 1:56 PM
To: jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Re: Improving my teaching approach and/or sensitivity

On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 10:49 am, Marianne Denning <marianne@denningweb.com> wrote:


I won't let a sighted person train me on the computer unless they can do everything by using the computer like I do.

Marianne,

That is, of course, entirely our prerogative, but I'd sincerely ask you to reconsider it. Part of what I consider my "value added" is that I can actually construct, for instance, keystroke sequences for unknown/obscure functions in MS-Office programs because I can see feedback that JAWS and NVDA do not (I don't know whether they could not, but it wouldn't be particularly practical) provide "on the fly." Tutoring is, ideally, a collaboration where each party actually has something that they can teach the other, at least from my perspective.

It also really narrows your options, too, but that also is your call.

Brian


Kindle books

Jean Menzies <jemenzies@...>
 

How accessible are Kindle books? I haven’t followed the Kindle issue over the years. I see there is a Kindle app for PC with an accessible plug-in. It says it works with Jaws. Can anyone vouch for that?
 
Thanks.


Re: Improving my teaching approach and/or sensitivity

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Duh, it certainly is.  Oh well, I’m glad to know about the Ctrl-Shift anyhow.  I actually use the links list a lot.  I think my hands just go into business for themselves, once they’re trained.

 

Ted

 

From: Adrian Spratt [mailto:Adrian@...]
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2016 4:30 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Improving my teaching approach and/or sensitivity

 

Ted, actually the JAWS command that brings up the list of running programs is JAWS key+F10. I know you know this. all these F10 combos can get bewildering.

 

From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@...]
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2016 4:27 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Improving my teaching approach and/or sensitivity

 

Shift F10 is a JAWS command, bringing up a list of running programs.  Ctrl-Shift-F10 works great though.

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2016 3:33 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Improving my teaching approach and/or sensitivity

 

On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 12:24 pm, Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) <ted.lisle@...> wrote:

not unless you bypass JAWS; that brings up a list of running programs.  In MS Outlook, F10brings up the ribbon.  In some contexts, it fulfills its historic function, going all the way back to Lotus 1-2-3, or maybe even VisiCalc.

 

Ted

 Ted,

           Are you referring to SHIFT+F10?  I've played with this, I think with NVDA on off, and unless JAWS captures the command it's giving me the context menu (and I don't need the CTRL+ added in File explorer).  It seems that others have reported that JAWS isn't capturing it, and I'd like to have the "straight poop" as they say.

Brian


Microsoft Edge

Mcginnis, Barbara
 

Is Microsoft Edge working with screen readers yet?

 

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