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moderated Re: Accessible ePub to Docs converter?

JM Casey
 

You can try the command line tool pandoc. I think it will be able to do this.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: June 27, 2021 08:33 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Accessible ePub to Docs converter?

 

Hello list,

So I’m trying to convert some ePub files to Docs. I have both Codex and Calibre in conjunction with Carlos Nazario’s eBook-convert GUI to make Calibre more screen reader accessible. In both programs however, I do not find the option to select docs as the output format. There’s TXT, RTF, PDF, Mobi etc., but no docs. Unless I’m missing something or if there are limitations to Carlos’s Calibre add-on, I thought Calibre would be able to do this, but I’m finding that not to be the case.

So… am I missing something and can Calibre in fact make this conversion? Does anyone know of an accessible converter that can do ePub to docs? There seems to be a bunch of online options, but all things being equal, I’d prefer a desktop solution. Absent that, Has anyone tried any of these online conversion sites and if so, how well do they work?

I’m using the latest Jaws 2021 version.

 

Thanks,

Cristóbal

 


moderated Accessible ePub to Docs converter?

Cristóbal
 

Hello list,

So I’m trying to convert some ePub files to Docs. I have both Codex and Calibre in conjunction with Carlos Nazario’s eBook-convert GUI to make Calibre more screen reader accessible. In both programs however, I do not find the option to select docs as the output format. There’s TXT, RTF, PDF, Mobi etc., but no docs. Unless I’m missing something or if there are limitations to Carlos’s Calibre add-on, I thought Calibre would be able to do this, but I’m finding that not to be the case.

So… am I missing something and can Calibre in fact make this conversion? Does anyone know of an accessible converter that can do ePub to docs? There seems to be a bunch of online options, but all things being equal, I’d prefer a desktop solution. Absent that, Has anyone tried any of these online conversion sites and if so, how well do they work?

I’m using the latest Jaws 2021 version.

 

Thanks,

Cristóbal

 


moderated Re: can't rename folder in Outlook 2016

Mario
 

he tried as you instructed, but nothing happened. see Jim's post.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Adrian Spratt [mailto:adrian@adrianspratt.com]
Subject: can't rename folder in Outlook 2016
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021, 6:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
F2 works for me if I want to change the name of an Outlook 2016 folder. I wonder if it matters how you get there. I go from a message list to the folders list with shift-F6. Once in that list, I use first-letter navigation to locate the folder name. From there, F2 works as expected.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2021 5:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: can't rename folder in Outlook 2016

I'm trying to help an acquaintance where he wants to rename a folder, but cannot seem to do so. he has tried pressing F2 when he goes to the existing folder, but nothing happens. I have found a Youtube video that implied clicking on the file menu and then rename, but it doesn't work for him. what else can he do?


moderated Re: Jaws2021 Document,email and website

O.Addison Gethers
 

Thanks Mario
Addison

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2021 6:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2021 Document,email and website

so navigating to the right goes to the next word instead of the next
character? does this behavior persist if unloading JAWS and then
starting JAWS again? before trying this, make sure you know how to start
JAWS, either using a hotkey, like pressing control+alt+j, or manually
by typing JAWS followed by the version number.

-------- Original Message --------
From: O.Addison Gethers [mailto:o.addisongethers@gmail.com]
Subject: Jaws2021 Document,email and website
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021, 5:19 PM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Mario
What I'm saying far the email goes it OK for now ,but when I'm on website
on any particular website for example Walmart there are some word I didn't
understand correctly when I'm on the word then I press right arrow to try
to understand the first letter it didn't go on first letter when I right
arrow it took me to another word


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2021 4:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2021 Document,email and website

tell me if I'm understanding correctly, you want to hear the word
spelled out instead of having to move letter by letter as you navigate
by word?

-------- Original Message --------
From: O.Addison Gethers [mailto:o.addisongethers@gmail.com]
Subject: Jaws2021 Document,email and website
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021, 3:15 PM
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Hi All

I have desktop and laptop computer windows10 ,When I'm on
document,email and website I'm trying to right arrow on words each
letter when I hear the word said lifesaver when I press right arrow it
not saying letter l I f and etc for example on document ,email and
website if I'm not sure if I understand the word correctly and want to
right arrow to each letter where it can said f for foxtrapand etc .
Does anyone know what I need to to get jaws said each letter ?

Addison













.


moderated Re: can't rename folder in Outlook 2016

Mario
 

I instructed him to press f6 a few times until he arrived at the folder he wants to change, and then pressed f2, typed the new name, and pressed enter. but now he has two folders with the same emails in them. I told him to call MS Accessibility Help Desk tomorrow to see if they can help.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Jim Pursley [mailto:jim.goodgaia@gmail.com]
Subject: can't rename folder in Outlook 2016
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021, 7:08 PM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Open the folder. When JAWS speaks the name of an email inside the folder press F6 until you come to a "tree" until you come to a mail tree. Hit the application kee and arrow down to rename. Press enter and make the change.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2021 6:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: can't rename folder in Outlook 2016

I'm trying to help an acquaintance where he wants to rename a folder, but cannot seem to do so. he has tried pressing F2 when he goes to the existing folder, but nothing happens. I have found a Youtube video that implied clicking on the file menu and then rename, but it doesn't work for him. what else can he do?












.


moderated Re: can't rename folder in Outlook 2016

Jim Pursley
 

Open the folder. When JAWS speaks the name of an email inside the folder press F6 until you come to a "tree" until you come to a mail tree. Hit the application kee and arrow down to rename. Press enter and make the change.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2021 6:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: can't rename folder in Outlook 2016

I'm trying to help an acquaintance where he wants to rename a folder, but cannot seem to do so. he has tried pressing F2 when he goes to the existing folder, but nothing happens. I have found a Youtube video that implied clicking on the file menu and then rename, but it doesn't work for him. what else can he do?


moderated Re: slightly off topic: re: can you adjust the volume on each ear separately on the OneOdio Over Ear Headphones Studio Wired Bass Headsets with 50mm Driver?

David Griffith
 

What actually happens is that you hear both your computer screenreader and your phone in both ears at once.

There is no setting to separate the sound or adjust volume on the actual headphones.

For that you will need I think some far more complicated and expensive kit if that is really what you need- something like a splitter mixer. I used to use one of these but the mixer alone cost over 4 times as much as these headphones alone and obviously more still as you will need to buy headphones with volume controls o on top of that as well.

In practice though this has not been a problem for me personally as I can adjust the volume from jaws and my caller independently from the computer and phone.

What happens naturally if that if you are struggling to hear on the phone you simply pause using Jaws for a moment or two to listen.

I still find it far more convenient than trying to use 2 pairs of headphones/earphones at once.

 

David Griffith

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Hank William Merchant
Sent: 27 June 2021 16:51
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Fw: slightly off topic: re: can you adjust the volume on each ear separately on the OneOdio Over Ear Headphones Studio Wired Bass Headsets with 50mm Driver?

 

 

 

From: Hank William Merchant

Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2021 4:22 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: slightly off topic: re: the OneOdio Over Ear Headphones Studio Wired Bass Headsets with 50mm Driver

 

 

 

Good afternoon,

 

Since these OneOdio Over Ear Headphones Studio Wired Bass Headsets with 50mm Driver loud earphones are dual input capability earphones, does this maybe mean that I can hopefully have jaws talking to me in only say my right hand side ear, so this way I can hear for sure jaws really good in my right hand side ear and

I can keep my left hand side ear clear to hear very good only customers in my left hand side ear that I am talking to in received incoming customer service calls in a call centre?

 

Also wondering as far as the loud volume capability goes for these OneOdio Over Ear Headphones Studio Wired Bass Headsets with 50mm Driver  earphones, is there maybe a separate volume adjustment knob for each ear?

 

Any help with these important above questions concerning these particular OneOdio dual input earphones would be so very much appreciated! Thanks very much in advance for any help I can maybe get with this!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindest regards,

 

Hank

 

 

From: Sieghard Weitzel

Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:39 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: slightly off topic: over ear headphones recommendations?

 

And in looking these up there are many options including lighter weight foldable ones and even some with dual inputs and Bluetooth like this:

https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=OneOdio+Over+Ear+Headphones+Studio+Wired+Bass+Headsets+with+50mm+Driver&ref=nb_sb_noss

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:42 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: slightly off topic: over ear headphones recommendations?

 

I hesitated to post this here initially as it is a Jaws list.  However given the persistence of interest I did a recent review on a pair of cheap headphones which would meet all these access requirements.

Review

OneOdio Over Ear Headphones Studio Wired Bass Headsets with 50mm Driver

 

Occasionally a mainstream product emerges which inadvertently meets all sorts of accessibility needs. The OneOdio Over Ear Headphone certainly do that, despite being described as D. J> Head pones, and their capacity for dual input may make them an important affordable access solution in the workplace.

 

Ironically access was not really considered when these headphones were ordered. They were a Christmas present from my daughter who was most interested in their noise cancelling aspect. The hope was that this would protect both herself and my wife from the sound of NVDA and Jaws leaking out whilst they were listening to the Television.

My deaf ears makes my listening volume loud and can disturb others with leakage.

 

Certainly these headphones reduce leakage and I now receive requests to switch back to them if I am using a different pair.

 

For general usage they are very pleasant wired headphones , with a good powerful bass sound. they are light if slightly bulky for portable usage. They are rated as the number 1 Amazon best seller for D. J Headphones.

They are also very reasonably priced at £34.99.

There are however 3 more important access features of these headphones.

 

The first access plus is the headphone loudness.

Prolonged loud headphone volume is undeniably dangerous for people with normal hearing. People with normal or mildly impaired hearing should heed all the warnings. However for people like me with congenital severe deafness it is essential to find headphones which can pump out volume. Pretty much every year I end up giving away headphones or earphones which are useless as they are just too quiet. Without suitable head pones producing sufficient volume I would be incapable of typing this review, making a pone call or listening to my Audio books Radio and Music.

Luckily these headphones are well capable of providing the necessary pump.

 

The second access capability is that they have sufficient headband tension to enable precise placement adjacent to or over my hearing aids. Lots of head pones are unusable with hearing aids as it is impossible to prevent high pitched feedback whistling without this precise placement.

 

Thirdly and probably most importantly is that these headphones can be used in dual input mode.

There are 2 input ports for the headphones.

The right ear receives an old style 6.5 mm headphone plug which has a normal 3.5mm plug at the other end of the cable. This cable is partly coiled to connect easily over distance too computers and other audio devices.

The left ear receives a small 2.5mm plug which via a shorter cable, connects to a normal 3.5mm plug. This cable includes an inline remote control and mic for playing and pausing, answering phone calls etc. This shorted cable is clearly suitable for connecting to any phone capable of receiving wired headphones.

I have tested this cable with my Google Pixel 4A and my old iPhone SE first generation via a lightning audio cable adapter. It worked as expected with both devices. It also worked with my Victor reader Trek and even paused and played via the remote inline control like the phones.

It received audio from my blind Shell Classic phone and Evo 10 Daisy Player but not surprisingly these devices did not respond to the inline remote control.

 

What I did not immediately appreciate is that it is possible to have both these input sources simultaneously connected.

So whilst I am typing this review I am also connected to my Blind Shell Classic phone. I am able to operate the phone, make and receive calls, all at the same time being able to consult my computer via my screenreader. If I need to make notes whilst listening to a call this is straightforward .

In the past this would be a struggle for me. For example I used to do Internet grocery shopping for my Mother in law, in her 90s. This involved me ringing her but also having to navigate the Sainsburys Web site on my PC. On several occasions I resorted to wearing 2 paris of headphones, one on top the other to try and complete this tricky process.

I would also have found these headphones an invaluable aid in work. In those days I relied on memory, clattering down notes immediately after the call.

More expensive phone and mixing devices were available , I remember using such a device at the RNIB but these headpones are a far easier, cheaper option.

 

I am, in summary, not sure what there is not to like. These are not a blue tooth option which is a plus for me because of issues i can describe another day.

Details from the Amazon Website below, and finally a link  to the UK Amazon below that.

David Griffith

 

OneOdio Over Ear Headphones Studio Wired Bass Headsets with 50mm Driver

Large, 50 millimeter speaker unit drivers combined with neodymium magnets provides stereo Hi-Fi level sound; powerful bass, clear vocal, and crisp high tones form perfect balanced sound.

• A standard-sized 3.5mm plug aux cable with mic are included (make it a headphone with mic. A long, DJ-style 9.8ft cord with 6.35 plug easily reaches from the TV or stereo to your sofa. They both are completely detachable, so that you don't need to spend all hours of the day plugged into your mixer.

• 90° swiveling earcups for single-ear monitoring anytime; self-adjustable and flexible headband delivers a fatigue-free listening experience that can last for hours, perfect for mastering and mixing.

• Luxuriously padded ear cushions are specifically designed for monitor headphones maximum comfort and noise isolation. The headband is adjustable and stretchable for you to find the desired angle you like to fit in.

• With the sleek design and high-end sound quality, OneOdio headphones are made for smart phones, all Androids, tablets, mp3 players, and related devices. OneOdio offers 30 days money back, 24-month guarantee and 24 hours friendly after service

 

Link to Amazon page.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/OneOdio-Headphones-Monitoring-Neodymium-Headsets-Standard-Version/dp/B01MZHAX5S

 

I post the below from my blog.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: 15 June 2021 16:10
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: slightly off topic: over ear headphones recommendations?

 

And if you work for a call centre you should talk to your boss regarding a custom solution where you have Jaws on one ear and your phone call on the other. This is definitely possible with wired headsets, probably more difficult with Bluetooth.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: slightly off topic: over ear headphones recommendations?

 

Hank,It sounds like ideally, you want something that would allow you to only use one ear; and what I remember about the Bose is that it would be very difficult to remove the left, or position it so your work headset could be worn.

 

Loudness somewhat depends on your system and the Jaws setting, but if you could use a Bluetooth single ear piece, there are lots of choices from Plantronics.

 

 

 

Richard

Software means never having to say you're finished

 

Web site: www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hank William Merchant
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: slightly off topic: over ear headphones recommendations?

 

 

 

Good morning Phillip,

 

I am personally looking for a very loud pair of good earphones so I will be able to hear jaws loud enough in only my right hand side ear, (I have a bit of hearing loss in my right hand side ear), because I will not be able to use my other ear to also hear jaws, because I will need to use my left hand side ear solely to hear properly incoming cusstomer calls and talk to them through a separte one ear headset with a mike at an incoming calls call centre.

 

Can you maybe please tell me if these Bose QC 35 II headphones are quite loud? Any help you can maybe give me with this would be so very much appreciated! Much, much thanks in advance for any help!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindest regards,

 

Hank

 

 

__ 

 

From: Phillip Gross

Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:18 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: slightly off topic: over ear headphones recommendations?

 

It helps to know what you are looking to spend. The options at $50 are a lot different than the $300 options.

I personally use the Bose QC 35 II headphones. I have had them for about 3 years now and use them daily. I would estimate I wear them an average of 8 hours a day including weekends. I use them for work and personal use. They have a Bluetooth option, and I do use it, but most of the time I plug them into my computer or iPad. The battery is supposed to last 20 hours if you’re using Bluetooth and 40 hours if they are plugged into a 3.5 jack and you’re just using noise canceling. The foam began coming out of the ear pieces about a year ago, but I replaced them for about $30.

 

 


moderated Re: Jaws2021 Document,email and website

Mario
 

so navigating to the right goes to the next word instead of the next character? does this behavior persist if unloading JAWS and then starting JAWS again? before trying this, make sure you know how to start JAWS, either using a hotkey, like pressing control+alt+j, or manually by typing JAWS followed by the version number.

-------- Original Message --------
From: O.Addison Gethers [mailto:o.addisongethers@gmail.com]
Subject: Jaws2021 Document,email and website
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021, 5:19 PM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Mario
What I'm saying far the email goes it OK for now ,but when I'm on website
on any particular website for example Walmart there are some word I didn't
understand correctly when I'm on the word then I press right arrow to try
to understand the first letter it didn't go on first letter when I right
arrow it took me to another word


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2021 4:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2021 Document,email and website

tell me if I'm understanding correctly, you want to hear the word
spelled out instead of having to move letter by letter as you navigate
by word?

-------- Original Message --------
From: O.Addison Gethers [mailto:o.addisongethers@gmail.com]
Subject: Jaws2021 Document,email and website
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021, 3:15 PM
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Hi All

I have desktop and laptop computer windows10  ,When I'm on
document,email and website  I'm trying to right arrow on words each
letter  when I hear the word said lifesaver  when I press right arrow it
not saying letter l I f and etc for example on document ,email and
website  if I'm not sure if I understand the word correctly  and want to
right arrow to each letter  where it can said f for foxtrapand etc .
Does anyone know what I need to to get jaws said each letter ?

Addison













.


moderated Re: can't rename folder in Outlook 2016

Adrian Spratt
 

F2 works for me if I want to change the name of an Outlook 2016 folder. I wonder if it matters how you get there. I go from a message list to the folders list with shift-F6. Once in that list, I use first-letter navigation to locate the folder name. From there, F2 works as expected.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2021 5:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: can't rename folder in Outlook 2016

I'm trying to help an acquaintance where he wants to rename a folder, but cannot seem to do so. he has tried pressing F2 when he goes to the existing folder, but nothing happens. I have found a Youtube video that implied clicking on the file menu and then rename, but it doesn't work for him. what else can he do?


moderated Re: Jaws2021 Document,email and website

O.Addison Gethers
 

Mario
What I'm saying far the email goes it OK for now ,but when I'm on website
on any particular website for example Walmart there are some word I didn't
understand correctly when I'm on the word then I press right arrow to try
to understand the first letter it didn't go on first letter when I right
arrow it took me to another word

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2021 4:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws2021 Document,email and website

tell me if I'm understanding correctly, you want to hear the word
spelled out instead of having to move letter by letter as you navigate
by word?

-------- Original Message --------
From: O.Addison Gethers [mailto:o.addisongethers@gmail.com]
Subject: Jaws2021 Document,email and website
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021, 3:15 PM
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Hi All

I have desktop and laptop computer windows10  ,When I’m on
document,email and website  I’m trying to right arrow on words each
letter  when I hear the word said lifesaver  when I press right arrow it
not saying letter l I f and etc for example on document ,email and
website  if I’m not sure if I understand the word correctly  and want to
right arrow to each letter  where it can said f for foxtrapand etc .
Does anyone know what I need to to get jaws said each letter ?

Addison


moderated can't rename folder in Outlook 2016

Mario
 

I'm trying to help an acquaintance where he wants to rename a folder, but cannot seem to do so. he has tried pressing F2 when he goes to the existing folder, but nothing happens. I have found a Youtube video that implied clicking on the file menu and then rename, but it doesn't work for him. what else can he do?


moderated Re: Jaws2021 Document,email and website

Mario
 

tell me if I'm understanding correctly, you want to hear the word spelled out instead of having to move letter by letter as you navigate by word?

-------- Original Message --------
From: O.Addison Gethers [mailto:o.addisongethers@gmail.com]
Subject: Jaws2021 Document,email and website
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021, 3:15 PM
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Hi All

I have desktop and laptop computer windows10  ,When I’m on
document,email and website  I’m trying to right arrow on words each
letter  when I hear the word said lifesaver  when I press right arrow it
not saying letter l I f and etc for example on document ,email and
website  if I’m not sure if I understand the word correctly  and want to
right arrow to each letter  where it can said f for foxtrapand etc .
Does anyone know what I need to to get jaws said each letter ?

Addison


moderated Jaws2021 Document,email and website

O.Addison Gethers
 

Hi All

I have desktop and laptop computer windows10  ,When I’m on document,email and website  I’m trying to right arrow on words each letter  when I hear the word said lifesaver  when I press right arrow it not saying letter l I f and etc for example on document ,email and website  if I’m not sure if I understand the word correctly  and want to right arrow to each letter  where it can said f for foxtrapand etc . Does anyone know what I need to to get jaws said each letter ?

Addison


moderated Re: Do Any Of You Use Spotify?

Paul Faucheux
 

hi rick. spotify is indeed accessible with jaws 2021. i use it everyday. i can help u with any questions you have. please email me at pf112781@... with any questions you may have.


On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 7:30 AM Rick Miller <rm1263@...> wrote:

Dear Listers:

 

Do any of you use Spotify, the music program?  If so, how compatible is it with the latest version of JAWS?

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 


moderated Re: I’m grasping at straws, but has anyone had memory problems with jaws?

Richard Turner
 

Thanks Phillip,

That is all the instruction I need.

 

Later,

 

 

Richard

Software means never having to say you're finished

 

Web site: www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Phillip Gross
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2021 8:02 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I’m grasping at straws, but has anyone had memory problems with jaws?

 

Richard, go to your device manager. Go to sound. Go to properties on your Realtek driver. Tell it to update driver. You'll have to browse for the driver on your computer. Browse for something like High Definition Audio.

Sorry My instructions aren't better. I am typing this on a phone. If you need more detailed instructions let me know, and I'll write them up when I get home.


moderated Fw: slightly off topic: re: can you adjust the volume on each ear separately on the OneOdio Over Ear Headphones Studio Wired Bass Headsets with 50mm Driver?

Hank William Merchant
 

 
 

From: Hank William Merchant
Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2021 4:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: slightly off topic: re: the OneOdio Over Ear Headphones Studio Wired Bass Headsets with 50mm Driver
 
 
 
Good afternoon,
 
Since these OneOdio Over Ear Headphones Studio Wired Bass Headsets with 50mm Driver loud earphones are dual input capability earphones, does this maybe mean that I can hopefully have jaws talking to me in only say my right hand side ear, so this way I can hear for sure jaws really good in my right hand side ear and
I can keep my left hand side ear clear to hear very good only customers in my left hand side ear that I am talking to in received incoming customer service calls in a call centre?
 
Also wondering as far as the loud volume capability goes for these OneOdio Over Ear Headphones Studio Wired Bass Headsets with 50mm Driver  earphones, is there maybe a separate volume adjustment knob for each ear?
 
Any help with these important above questions concerning these particular OneOdio dual input earphones would be so very much appreciated! Thanks very much in advance for any help I can maybe get with this!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kindest regards,
 
Hank
 
 
From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: slightly off topic: over ear headphones recommendations?
 

And in looking these up there are many options including lighter weight foldable ones and even some with dual inputs and Bluetooth like this:

https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=OneOdio+Over+Ear+Headphones+Studio+Wired+Bass+Headsets+with+50mm+Driver&ref=nb_sb_noss

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:42 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: slightly off topic: over ear headphones recommendations?

 

I hesitated to post this here initially as it is a Jaws list.  However given the persistence of interest I did a recent review on a pair of cheap headphones which would meet all these access requirements.

Review

OneOdio Over Ear Headphones Studio Wired Bass Headsets with 50mm Driver

 

Occasionally a mainstream product emerges which inadvertently meets all sorts of accessibility needs. The OneOdio Over Ear Headphone certainly do that, despite being described as D. J> Head pones, and their capacity for dual input may make them an important affordable access solution in the workplace.

 

Ironically access was not really considered when these headphones were ordered. They were a Christmas present from my daughter who was most interested in their noise cancelling aspect. The hope was that this would protect both herself and my wife from the sound of NVDA and Jaws leaking out whilst they were listening to the Television.

My deaf ears makes my listening volume loud and can disturb others with leakage.

 

Certainly these headphones reduce leakage and I now receive requests to switch back to them if I am using a different pair.

 

For general usage they are very pleasant wired headphones , with a good powerful bass sound. they are light if slightly bulky for portable usage. They are rated as the number 1 Amazon best seller for D. J Headphones.

They are also very reasonably priced at £34.99.

There are however 3 more important access features of these headphones.

 

The first access plus is the headphone loudness.

Prolonged loud headphone volume is undeniably dangerous for people with normal hearing. People with normal or mildly impaired hearing should heed all the warnings. However for people like me with congenital severe deafness it is essential to find headphones which can pump out volume. Pretty much every year I end up giving away headphones or earphones which are useless as they are just too quiet. Without suitable head pones producing sufficient volume I would be incapable of typing this review, making a pone call or listening to my Audio books Radio and Music.

Luckily these headphones are well capable of providing the necessary pump.

 

The second access capability is that they have sufficient headband tension to enable precise placement adjacent to or over my hearing aids. Lots of head pones are unusable with hearing aids as it is impossible to prevent high pitched feedback whistling without this precise placement.

 

Thirdly and probably most importantly is that these headphones can be used in dual input mode.

There are 2 input ports for the headphones.

The right ear receives an old style 6.5 mm headphone plug which has a normal 3.5mm plug at the other end of the cable. This cable is partly coiled to connect easily over distance too computers and other audio devices.

The left ear receives a small 2.5mm plug which via a shorter cable, connects to a normal 3.5mm plug. This cable includes an inline remote control and mic for playing and pausing, answering phone calls etc. This shorted cable is clearly suitable for connecting to any phone capable of receiving wired headphones.

I have tested this cable with my Google Pixel 4A and my old iPhone SE first generation via a lightning audio cable adapter. It worked as expected with both devices. It also worked with my Victor reader Trek and even paused and played via the remote inline control like the phones.

It received audio from my blind Shell Classic phone and Evo 10 Daisy Player but not surprisingly these devices did not respond to the inline remote control.

 

What I did not immediately appreciate is that it is possible to have both these input sources simultaneously connected.

So whilst I am typing this review I am also connected to my Blind Shell Classic phone. I am able to operate the phone, make and receive calls, all at the same time being able to consult my computer via my screenreader. If I need to make notes whilst listening to a call this is straightforward .

In the past this would be a struggle for me. For example I used to do Internet grocery shopping for my Mother in law, in her 90s. This involved me ringing her but also having to navigate the Sainsburys Web site on my PC. On several occasions I resorted to wearing 2 paris of headphones, one on top the other to try and complete this tricky process.

I would also have found these headphones an invaluable aid in work. In those days I relied on memory, clattering down notes immediately after the call.

More expensive phone and mixing devices were available , I remember using such a device at the RNIB but these headpones are a far easier, cheaper option.

 

I am, in summary, not sure what there is not to like. These are not a blue tooth option which is a plus for me because of issues i can describe another day.

Details from the Amazon Website below, and finally a link  to the UK Amazon below that.

David Griffith

 

OneOdio Over Ear Headphones Studio Wired Bass Headsets with 50mm Driver

Large, 50 millimeter speaker unit drivers combined with neodymium magnets provides stereo Hi-Fi level sound; powerful bass, clear vocal, and crisp high tones form perfect balanced sound.

• A standard-sized 3.5mm plug aux cable with mic are included (make it a headphone with mic. A long, DJ-style 9.8ft cord with 6.35 plug easily reaches from the TV or stereo to your sofa. They both are completely detachable, so that you don't need to spend all hours of the day plugged into your mixer.

• 90° swiveling earcups for single-ear monitoring anytime; self-adjustable and flexible headband delivers a fatigue-free listening experience that can last for hours, perfect for mastering and mixing.

• Luxuriously padded ear cushions are specifically designed for monitor headphones maximum comfort and noise isolation. The headband is adjustable and stretchable for you to find the desired angle you like to fit in.

• With the sleek design and high-end sound quality, OneOdio headphones are made for smart phones, all Androids, tablets, mp3 players, and related devices. OneOdio offers 30 days money back, 24-month guarantee and 24 hours friendly after service

 

Link to Amazon page.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/OneOdio-Headphones-Monitoring-Neodymium-Headsets-Standard-Version/dp/B01MZHAX5S

 

I post the below from my blog.

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From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: 15 June 2021 16:10
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: slightly off topic: over ear headphones recommendations?

 

And if you work for a call centre you should talk to your boss regarding a custom solution where you have Jaws on one ear and your phone call on the other. This is definitely possible with wired headsets, probably more difficult with Bluetooth.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: slightly off topic: over ear headphones recommendations?

 

Hank,It sounds like ideally, you want something that would allow you to only use one ear; and what I remember about the Bose is that it would be very difficult to remove the left, or position it so your work headset could be worn.

 

Loudness somewhat depends on your system and the Jaws setting, but if you could use a Bluetooth single ear piece, there are lots of choices from Plantronics.

 

 

 

Richard

Software means never having to say you're finished

 

Web site: www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hank William Merchant
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: slightly off topic: over ear headphones recommendations?

 

 

 

Good morning Phillip,

 

I am personally looking for a very loud pair of good earphones so I will be able to hear jaws loud enough in only my right hand side ear, (I have a bit of hearing loss in my right hand side ear), because I will not be able to use my other ear to also hear jaws, because I will need to use my left hand side ear solely to hear properly incoming cusstomer calls and talk to them through a separte one ear headset with a mike at an incoming calls call centre.

 

Can you maybe please tell me if these Bose QC 35 II headphones are quite loud? Any help you can maybe give me with this would be so very much appreciated! Much, much thanks in advance for any help!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindest regards,

 

Hank

 

 

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From: Phillip Gross

Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:18 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: slightly off topic: over ear headphones recommendations?

 

It helps to know what you are looking to spend. The options at $50 are a lot different than the $300 options.

I personally use the Bose QC 35 II headphones. I have had them for about 3 years now and use them daily. I would estimate I wear them an average of 8 hours a day including weekends. I use them for work and personal use. They have a Bluetooth option, and I do use it, but most of the time I plug them into my computer or iPad. The battery is supposed to last 20 hours if you’re using Bluetooth and 40 hours if they are plugged into a 3.5 jack and you’re just using noise canceling. The foam began coming out of the ear pieces about a year ago, but I replaced them for about $30.

 


moderated Re: I’m grasping at straws, but has anyone had memory problems with jaws?

Phillip Gross
 

Richard, go to your device manager. Go to sound. Go to properties on your Realtek driver. Tell it to update driver. You'll have to browse for the driver on your computer. Browse for something like High Definition Audio.

Sorry My instructions aren't better. I am typing this on a phone. If you need more detailed instructions let me know, and I'll write them up when I get home.


moderated Re: I’m grasping at straws, but has anyone had memory problems with jaws?

Dave Durber
 


Philip:
 
Have you turned off the Advanced settings for the "High Definition Audio driver", if you have not, by doing so, you should find that the audio does not have the effect you describe.
 
Dave
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2021 12:22 PM
Subject: Re: I’m grasping at straws, but has anyone had memory problems with jaws?

This is an old thread, but I wanted to post the solution in here. That way, if anyone else has the same issues and searches the list, it is available.

When I started the thread, I mentioned that I didn’t think it was JAWS, but I was grasping at straws and checking all possibilities. It was not Jaws. It was the culprit we spent half of this thread discussing, MaxxAudio.

The problem with disabling MaxxAudio in startup is that your headphones are no longer recognized. So don’t use the Realtek driver with Maxxaudio. I switched to the High Definition Audio driver, and I haven’t had any issues for the last month. It does make the internal speakers on the laptop sound tinny, but if you’re using external speakers or headphones that isn’t a problem.


moderated Re: I’m grasping at straws, but has anyone had memory problems with jaws?

Richard Turner
 

Philip,

This is no doubt revealing my ignorance, but where did you go to change the driver?

 

My laptop speakers already sound tinny, so I avoid using them anyway.

 

 

 

Richard

Software means never having to say you're finished

 

Web site: www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Phillip Gross
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2021 4:23 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I’m grasping at straws, but has anyone had memory problems with jaws?

 

This is an old thread, but I wanted to post the solution in here. That way, if anyone else has the same issues and searches the list, it is available.

When I started the thread, I mentioned that I didn’t think it was JAWS, but I was grasping at straws and checking all possibilities. It was not Jaws. It was the culprit we spent half of this thread discussing, MaxxAudio.

The problem with disabling MaxxAudio in startup is that your headphones are no longer recognized. So don’t use the Realtek driver with Maxxaudio. I switched to the High Definition Audio driver, and I haven’t had any issues for the last month. It does make the internal speakers on the laptop sound tinny, but if you’re using external speakers or headphones that isn’t a problem.


moderated Re: I’m grasping at straws, but has anyone had memory problems with jaws?

Phillip Gross
 

This is an old thread, but I wanted to post the solution in here. That way, if anyone else has the same issues and searches the list, it is available.

When I started the thread, I mentioned that I didn’t think it was JAWS, but I was grasping at straws and checking all possibilities. It was not Jaws. It was the culprit we spent half of this thread discussing, MaxxAudio.

The problem with disabling MaxxAudio in startup is that your headphones are no longer recognized. So don’t use the Realtek driver with Maxxaudio. I switched to the High Definition Audio driver, and I haven’t had any issues for the last month. It does make the internal speakers on the laptop sound tinny, but if you’re using external speakers or headphones that isn’t a problem.

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