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moderated Re: jaws and the Braille edge

Milton Ota
 

Is the Braill Edge using the latest firmware update from HIMS?

 

You will have to check that with the HIMS website and find out how to find the version number of the Braille Edge firmware.

 

Milton

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Yes, I'm connecting USB, and yes, I set the display in jaws.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Are you connecting by blutooth or USB?

 

I assume you set the Braille display in JAWS for the Braille Edge.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Good afternoon folks.

I ran into another issue today, a friends computer, windows 10, latest jaws 2020, but, the braille edge won't connect.

I did a reinstall of jaws,

restarted the machine, but the edge stays in terminal mode.

when I connect or disconnect the device, I do hear a tone to tell me that the device is connected or disconnected.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated Re: Meta data for music tracks

Richard Turner
 

Brian, do you know if this would also rip songs from a CD with the tag information?

I just looked at the web site and it said that it can look up a CD … someone was asking about this kind of thing on another list and since I don’t need the software myself, I thought maybe you knew the answer.

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Meta data for music tracks

 

Marty,

             One small word of warning.  MP3Tag (at least when I downloaded it in February) is defaulting for its metadata search to freedb, and it appears they've closed up shop.  I cannot find the information for logging into the metadata server at MusicBrainz, at least not yet.

              But, MusicBrainz, which is an open source project where all software is free as well, has its own metadata editor called Picard.  It looks to be accessible, and since it's automatically set up with MusicBrainz to begin with (though you may need to create your own account) it might end up being the better way to go.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: jaws and the Braille edge

Richard Turner
 

One more thought.

Make sure that Narrator braille is not turned on.

I don’t know that he would have done that, but the Narrator braille driver conflicts with the Jaws braille driver.

 

I think contacting Thomas Simpson might be your next best step.

 

Best of luck,

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

interesting, I've done the things you've suggested.

the interesting thing is, the display works on his windows 7 machine, earlier jaws.

very strange.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

I am using the Braille Edge with Jaws 2020 latest update.

 

When you added the display to Jaws, did you check both BrialleEdge and HIMS Braille in the list of displays?

 

And make sure Braille Edge is set as the default?

 

That is what shows in my Jaws settings.

 

If so, push the reset button on the back of the Braille Edge.  That is the one on the back near the dot 2.

 

Put it in terminal mode.

 

Now, while it is plugged into the computer, reboot the computer.

When jaws comes up, it should work.

 

If not, you may have to experience the joys of HIMS non-support.

 

Or, try writing to Thomas Simpson thomas@...

 

Thomas is  the sales manager, but is often more helpful than their tech support.

 

Good luck,

Richard

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Good afternoon folks.

I ran into another issue today, a friends computer, windows 10, latest jaws 2020, but, the braille edge won't connect.

I did a reinstall of jaws,

restarted the machine, but the edge stays in terminal mode.

when I connect or disconnect the device, I do hear a tone to tell me that the device is connected or disconnected.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated Re: jaws and the Braille edge

david
 

interesting, I've done the things you've suggested.

the interesting thing is, the display works on his windows 7 machine, earlier jaws.

very strange.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

I am using the Braille Edge with Jaws 2020 latest update.

 

When you added the display to Jaws, did you check both BrialleEdge and HIMS Braille in the list of displays?

 

And make sure Braille Edge is set as the default?

 

That is what shows in my Jaws settings.

 

If so, push the reset button on the back of the Braille Edge.  That is the one on the back near the dot 2.

 

Put it in terminal mode.

 

Now, while it is plugged into the computer, reboot the computer.

When jaws comes up, it should work.

 

If not, you may have to experience the joys of HIMS non-support.

 

Or, try writing to Thomas Simpson thomas@...

 

Thomas is  the sales manager, but is often more helpful than their tech support.

 

Good luck,

Richard

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Good afternoon folks.

I ran into another issue today, a friends computer, windows 10, latest jaws 2020, but, the braille edge won't connect.

I did a reinstall of jaws,

restarted the machine, but the edge stays in terminal mode.

when I connect or disconnect the device, I do hear a tone to tell me that the device is connected or disconnected.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated Re: jaws and the Braille edge

david
 

Yes, I'm connecting USB, and yes, I set the display in jaws.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Are you connecting by blutooth or USB?

 

I assume you set the Braille display in JAWS for the Braille Edge.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Good afternoon folks.

I ran into another issue today, a friends computer, windows 10, latest jaws 2020, but, the braille edge won't connect.

I did a reinstall of jaws,

restarted the machine, but the edge stays in terminal mode.

when I connect or disconnect the device, I do hear a tone to tell me that the device is connected or disconnected.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated Re: Scripts for JFW and Dragon?

David Goldfield
 

Hi. A free version of Dictation Bridge is also available for JAWS.

Hartgen Consultancy has two solutions for using JAWS with Dragon. J-Dictate is for people who want to use Dragon for dictation into programs such as Word, Outlook, etc., who are comfortable or able to use their computer keyboard.

J-Say not only allows for voice dictation but it allows a user to completely control their computer with all commands, both for Windows as well as for JAWS. The programs from Hartgen Consultancy are specific to JAWS whereas Dictation Bridge has a separate addon for NVDA.



David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 6/23/2020 2:29 PM, Dean Martineau wrote:
> Your best bet is to buy Jay dictate to work with dragon and jaws. > With NVDA, you would be able to use dictation bridge, which is free. > > On Jun 23, 2020, at 1:09 PM, Dani Pagador <pocketfulofspry@...> > wrote: > > Hi, Everyone. I need to archive a book and want to use Dragon > Naturally Speaking to do it. I'm running JFW18 and Win10. Are there > scripts that work with JFW and Dragon? Or resources I can access to > learn to use the dictation feature of the program? > > Thanks, Dani > > > > > >


moderated Re: jaws and the Braille edge

Richard Turner
 

I am using the Braille Edge with Jaws 2020 latest update.

 

When you added the display to Jaws, did you check both BrialleEdge and HIMS Braille in the list of displays?

 

And make sure Braille Edge is set as the default?

 

That is what shows in my Jaws settings.

 

If so, push the reset button on the back of the Braille Edge.  That is the one on the back near the dot 2.

 

Put it in terminal mode.

 

Now, while it is plugged into the computer, reboot the computer.

When jaws comes up, it should work.

 

If not, you may have to experience the joys of HIMS non-support.

 

Or, try writing to Thomas Simpson thomas@...

 

Thomas is  the sales manager, but is often more helpful than their tech support.

 

Good luck,

Richard

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Good afternoon folks.

I ran into another issue today, a friends computer, windows 10, latest jaws 2020, but, the braille edge won't connect.

I did a reinstall of jaws,

restarted the machine, but the edge stays in terminal mode.

when I connect or disconnect the device, I do hear a tone to tell me that the device is connected or disconnected.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated Re: jaws and the Braille edge

Milton Ota
 

Are you connecting by blutooth or USB?

 

I assume you set the Braille display in JAWS for the Braille Edge.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Good afternoon folks.

I ran into another issue today, a friends computer, windows 10, latest jaws 2020, but, the braille edge won't connect.

I did a reinstall of jaws,

restarted the machine, but the edge stays in terminal mode.

when I connect or disconnect the device, I do hear a tone to tell me that the device is connected or disconnected.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated jaws and the Braille edge

david
 

Good afternoon folks.

I ran into another issue today, a friends computer, windows 10, latest jaws 2020, but, the braille edge won't connect.

I did a reinstall of jaws,

restarted the machine, but the edge stays in terminal mode.

when I connect or disconnect the device, I do hear a tone to tell me that the device is connected or disconnected.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated Re: Meta data for music tracks

 

Marty,

             One small word of warning.  MP3Tag (at least when I downloaded it in February) is defaulting for its metadata search to freedb, and it appears they've closed up shop.  I cannot find the information for logging into the metadata server at MusicBrainz, at least not yet.

              But, MusicBrainz, which is an open source project where all software is free as well, has its own metadata editor called Picard.  It looks to be accessible, and since it's automatically set up with MusicBrainz to begin with (though you may need to create your own account) it might end up being the better way to go.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: Scripts for JFW and Dragon?

Dean Martineau <topdot@...>
 

Your best bet is to buy Jay dictate to work with dragon and jaws. With NVDA, you would be able to use dictation bridge, which is free.

On Jun 23, 2020, at 1:09 PM, Dani Pagador <pocketfulofspry@...> wrote:

Hi, Everyone.
I need to archive a book and want to use Dragon Naturally Speaking to
do it. I'm running JFW18 and Win10. Are there scripts that work with
JFW and Dragon? Or resources I can access to learn to use the
dictation feature of the program?

Thanks,
Dani


moderated Re: Meta data for music tracks

Marty Hutchings
 

Thanks guys.  I will give it a whirl.
 
Love in Christ
Marty
If we view this present life as our primary goal, we will agree with William Shakespeare who said: “Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” From TODAY IN THE WORD June 1, 2020
 

From: DJ
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:20 AM
Subject: Re: Meta data for music tracks
 
It is very accessible.
 
 
On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 11:17 PM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
I know you asked for accessible, and I cannot be certain that it is and do not have the time to check, but at least take a look at MP3Tag.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Scripts for JFW and Dragon?

Dani Pagador
 

Hi, Everyone.
I need to archive a book and want to use Dragon Naturally Speaking to
do it. I'm running JFW18 and Win10. Are there scripts that work with
JFW and Dragon? Or resources I can access to learn to use the
dictation feature of the program?

Thanks,
Dani


moderated Re: Meta data for music tracks

 

Scratch that last question, as I had a temporary lapse.  Right on MP3Tag's main webpage it states, "Furthermore, it supports online database lookups from, e.g., Discogs, MusicBrainz or freedb, allowing you to automatically gather proper tags and download cover art for your music library."
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: Meta data for music tracks

 

On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 08:20 AM, DJ wrote:
It is very accessible.
-
Thanks for that confirmation that MP3Tag is accessible.  Given the style of its interface I thought it would be.

I have only used it to do limited metadata editing for a few tracks where fetching the information when ripping "burped" and left it unpopulated.  Do you happen to know if MP3Tag has a function where it does much like most media players do, and will attempt to fetch the metadata for all the tracks you are working on in a single folder?  I've never played with that, if it even exists, but if it does it's a much easier thing to try than hand editing, which is tedious, but sometimes necessary.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: index basic-d

Richard Turner
 

If the below info doesn’t help, you probably should write to support@...

 

This is from the Duxbury site:

Note: The Windows process below is normally specific to a particular USB port. You should choose a USB port which you will always use to connect your embosser. Before you add a "printer" as documented below, make sure you first close DBT. (You want to launch it after this step so that it will notice the new printer driver you just installed.)

You now need to "Add a Printer," which is done in the normal way in Windows. In particular, you should select "Local Printer," and specifically NOT ask Windows to detect the printer automatically.

You will then be asked to select a printer port. From the drop down list of ports, look for "USB### (Virtual Printer Port for USB)," where ### will be a USB port number. If more than one USB port appears in the list, and the newly purchased cable for this purpose was the last thing you connected to the computer's USB ports then choose the port with the highest number.

At the next dialog, you will be asked to select a printer. In this case, from the Manufacturer list select "Generic," and from Printers list select "Generic /Text Only" as shown below.

You will be asked to name your printer, and at this point, we suggest you enter a meaningful name by adding "(Brailler on USB Port)" - or the like - to the name suggested by Windows.

Eventually, the process will ask if you wish to print a test page. We suggest you answer "Yes". Provided you have selected the correct port, this test will emboss about two pages of test data. What is important is that you get the output, not the braille itself. The braille is likely to be untranslated.

You are now ready to set up your embosser inside DBT. The full instructions for configuring a new embosser are covered in Global: Embosser Setup. However, there is one helpful point to add to that discussion. In the General Tab, Output Options section of that dialog, select your newly installed embosser using the "Send to Printer" selection as shown below.

We suggest you test the installation with a short document to ensure that you have correctly configured your embosser

 

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: index basic-d

 

He's using Duxbury 12.1.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:23 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: index basic-d

 

What embossing software?

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

On Jun 23, 2020, at 5:27 AM, david <davidmac1957@...> wrote:



Hello;

I'm trying to help a friend connect his Basic-D to his windows 10 computer.

his embosser is connected to computer using USB.

I have installed the latest index drivers.

My questions,

how to get the printer to show in the devices and printers,

and, what port to use.

I assume I need to setup manually.

not sure what to do from there,

I see 13 choices of ports, not sure which one to choose.

in advance, thanks for any help.

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated Re: index basic-d

david
 

He's using Duxbury 12.1.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:23 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: index basic-d

 

What embossing software?

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert



On Jun 23, 2020, at 5:27 AM, david <davidmac1957@...> wrote:



Hello;

I'm trying to help a friend connect his Basic-D to his windows 10 computer.

his embosser is connected to computer using USB.

I have installed the latest index drivers.

My questions,

how to get the printer to show in the devices and printers,

and, what port to use.

I assume I need to setup manually.

not sure what to do from there,

I see 13 choices of ports, not sure which one to choose.

in advance, thanks for any help.

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated Re: index basic-d

Richard Turner
 

What embossing software?



Richard
"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

On Jun 23, 2020, at 5:27 AM, david <davidmac1957@...> wrote:



Hello;

I'm trying to help a friend connect his Basic-D to his windows 10 computer.

his embosser is connected to computer using USB.

I have installed the latest index drivers.

My questions,

how to get the printer to show in the devices and printers,

and, what port to use.

I assume I need to setup manually.

not sure what to do from there,

I see 13 choices of ports, not sure which one to choose.

in advance, thanks for any help.

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated index basic-d

david
 

Hello;

I'm trying to help a friend connect his Basic-D to his windows 10 computer.

his embosser is connected to computer using USB.

I have installed the latest index drivers.

My questions,

how to get the printer to show in the devices and printers,

and, what port to use.

I assume I need to setup manually.

not sure what to do from there,

I see 13 choices of ports, not sure which one to choose.

in advance, thanks for any help.

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated Re: Meta data for music tracks

DJ
 

It is very accessible.


On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 11:17 PM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
I know you asked for accessible, and I cannot be certain that it is and do not have the time to check, but at least take a look at MP3Tag.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss