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moderated Speak On

David Griffith
 

I have never distributed my Speak On material through this list before but given the recent interest here in using Speak On as an option as an accessible eBook Reader and Podcast Reader I thought that I should do so just this once.

There is a Speak On Mailing list where both I and Isaac the program developer reside with others which may, in future, be more appropriate for more detailed

discussion of Speak On.

Details below.

 

I finished the Podcast on using Speak On as a Podcast reader yesterday and the link to this is also provided below. I think it is OK though I have not

listened all the way through.

 

The Podcasts are being distributed by talking Computers on a monthly basis and will be eventually hosted also on the Speak On Web Site. However, especially

at the moment I have no problem with any others linking through their websites etc so that as many as possible enjoy Speak On now in what are difficult times.

 

First is a link to the most recent Podcast and then the full list.

 

09 Speak On and Podcasts.

 

This Podcast covers searching for a Podcast, subscribing to a Podcast by adding to Favorites, downloading Podcast, and browsing the Category Online directory

Service. As part of this it show how Speak On acts as a virtual BBC Sounds app. It also covers importing OPML files from another Podcast Reader and briefly

covers the optional VI Podcast app which provides access to selected Podcasts of interest to Blind and Partially Sighted People.

Note For a demonstration of the third Podcast facility in Speak On , via the tunein Radio app to download Podcasts and Radio shows from that service, please

refer back to Podcast 5 on Internet Radio and Speak On.

 

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/tv8u7i

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/88efq4jhsumskij/09Speak%20On%20and%20%20Podcasts.mp3?dl=1

 

 

Speak On Resources

You can download Speak On media Suite from

http://www.speakon.org.uk/SpeakOn.html

 

Mailing List for Speak On

http://www.speakon.org.uk/SpeakOn/MediaSuite/public/docs/NeweUpdateMailingListContact/Mailing_list.html

 

 

Previous Speak On Media Podcast

 

Linkds are provided with SendSpace and DropBox.

01 Introduction Speak on Media Suite.mp3

This Podcast covers setting up Speak On Media, changing the default synthesiser to a more friendly voice and introduces you to the range of apps available

by default, and then the further apps available through additional optional plugins.

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/otzppu

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8y09u2leqstfxa5/01%20Introduction%20Speak%20on%20Media%20Suite.mp3?dl=1

 

02 Getting an Audio Books into Speak On Media Suite.mp3

 

This Podcast describes how shortcuts and the send to menu in File Explorer can be utilised to make it much easier to import books and other content into

Speak On Media.

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/v7dhkt

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yuj67i26b4f8dtk/02%20Getting%20Audio%20Books%20into%20Speak%20On%20Media%

20Suite.mp3?dl=1

 

 

03 Playing Daisy and Audio Books in Speak On.mp3

This Podcast covers loading and reading of Daisy and Audio Books. It explains Speak On navigation options, bookmarking, and varying the speed and volume

of playback. It also introduces Speak On’s context sensitive help feature.

 

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/ye758q

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nqqvar1l0v66agi/03%20Playing%20Daisy%20and%20Audio%20Books%20in%20Speak%20On.mp3?dl=1

 

04 Reading eBooks on Speak On

This covers.

-Loading an eBook into the Speak On Directory through the Send To Menu.

-changing the Reading Voice.

- Navigation levels available in the eBook.

- Managing Bookmarks and getting book size information.

-Tabbing through the Player Bookmark list and Library view.

- Adjusting the speed and volume of book playback on the fly.

- Copying and pasting text from an eBook into Notepad.

- Saving Sections of the book as text files.

- Creating a "virtual eBook" based upon a search term.

 

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/akbva2

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6prii2ctprlonak/04%20Reading%20eBooks%20on%20Speak%20On.mp3?dl=1

 

05 Speak On and Internet Radio

This Podcast covers

- Using a free or paid Tunein account to access Radio in Speak On.

- Using the optional VI Radio app.

- Importing Radio Streams into the Other Media app to create a 3rd Customised Internet Radio app.

 

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/sgqix8

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hgwfljk44v2yp6o/05%20Radio%20with%20Speak%20on.mp3?dl=1

 

Link to a Radio Streams folder to import into Speak On.

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/p7xu1m

 

06 Using Speak On and the RNIB Reading Service.

 

This Podcasts covers downloading a daisy Book from the new RNIB Reading Service and playing it in Speak On.

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/j006ie

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8gi9lhz98twk9mx/06%20Speak%20On%20and%20the%20RNIB%20Reading%20Service.mp3?dl=1

 

07 Speak On and the RNIB Newsagent Service Part 1 - Newspapers.

This Podcasts covers.

1. Advantages of using Speak On to easily access the eText Newspaper service, including its Virtual Reader function to streamline reading.

Installing the task and logging into the eText service.

Lloading of Newspapers, navigation and adjustment of speed and volume of playback.

Setting up favourite papers.

Bookmarking and extracting articles into text files.

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/d40tj7

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s4y5bhyzdhy9vz0/07%20Speak%20On%20and%20RNIB%20eText%20Newsagent.mp3?dl=1

 

 

08 Speak On and the RNIB Newsagent Service Part 2 Magazines.

This Podcast covers accessing the RNIB magazine service and the workaround needed if the RNIB has broken a link from a Magazine to Speak On.

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/jsp0da

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qde2fmple3c6gg1/08%20Speak%20On%2C%20RNIB%20and%20eText%20magazine%20.mp3?dl=1

09 Speak On and Podcasts.

 

This Podcast covers searching for a Podcast, subscribing to a Podcast by adding to Favorites, downloading Podcast, and browsing the Category Online directory

Service. As part of this it show how Speak On acts as a virtual BBC Sounds app. It also covers importing OPML files from another Podcast Reader and briefly

covers the optional VI Podcast app which provides access to selected Podcasts of interest to Blind and Partially Sighted People.

Note For a demonstration of the third Podcast facility in Speak On , via the tunein Radio app to download Podcasts and Radio shows from that service, please

refer back to Podcast 5 on Internet Radio and Speak On.

 

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/tv8u7i

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/88efq4jhsumskij/09Speak%20On%20and%20%20Podcasts.mp3?dl=1

 

 


moderated Re: Desktop Shortcut Problem

David Kingsbury
 

Thanks. That seems to work. 


moderated [bits] Free educational material and books from Audible and IBM

Abraham Sweiss
 

Before anyone responds, I know this is off-topic. But figured this information would be some thing members of this group would be interested in.

Thanks,abraham 

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Abraham Sweiss via Groups.Io" <abrahamsweiss8@...>
Date: March 29, 2020 at 1:35:09 AM EDT
To: bits <bits@groups.io>
Subject: [bits] Free educational material and books from Audible and IBM
Reply-To: bits@groups.io

Hello All,

I wanted to pass along the below two free resources.  Figured this
would be of interest to anyone with some free time on their hands
while  for some of us having to shelter in place.

Please pass along to anyone that would be interested.

• IBM digital learning resources are now open to all students,
teachers, and parents -- for free.
IBM is extending free online education resources such as digital
classes, live webinars, and online credentials through
list end
IBM Skills
https://www.ibm.com/skills/students/


Audible Stories: Free Audiobooks for Kids | Audible.com
For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids
everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories,
including titles
across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming,
learning, and just being kids.
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Stay Safe, Abraham


--
Thanks,
Abraham




moderated Re: An equivalent to restarting Jaws?

Adrian Spratt
 

Hi, Gerardo. To that key combo, add the Windows key. thus: JAWS+windows key+F4. But I’m finding it doesn’t work as smoothly in 2020 as it used to. One thing several of us noticed is that pressing control+Windows key+enter, which brings up Narrator, also brings JAWS back when it stops working. It’s fast. then, of course, you’ll need to press the same key combo to close Narrator.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerardo Corripio
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 11:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: An equivalent to restarting Jaws?

 

I seem to remember years ago, there was a keystroke one would press for shutting down Jaws, and restarting it again, without having to unload via Jaws+f4, and reload it via the Alt+Control+j command? Is this keystroke still available, and what might it be? Thanks for refreshing my memory.

 

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moderated Re: An equivalent to restarting Jaws?

NFB Lab 4
 

Insert windows F4


On Mar 28, 2020, at 11:23 PM, Gerardo Corripio <gera1027@...> wrote:



I seem to remember years ago, there was a keystroke one would press for shutting down Jaws, and restarting it again, without having to unload via Jaws+f4, and reload it via the Alt+Control+j command? Is this keystroke still available, and what might it be? Thanks for refreshing my memory.

 

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moderated Re: JAWS with Zoom Meeting?

Gerardo Corripio <gera1027@...>
 

In terms of scripts, they’re already included in Jaws 2019, and 2020. IN terms of instructions, take a look at Jonathan Mosen’s “Meet me Accessibly” which he recently made available for free over at http://www.mosen.org/zoom

 

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De: Tim Ford
Enviado: sábado, 28 de marzo de 2020 09:21 p. m.
Para: main@jfw.groups.io
Asunto: JAWS with Zoom Meeting?

 

Hello All,

 

On Monday I need to be on a Zoom meeting.  I have a good microphone and have used Zoom in the past.  I need to “train” one other person who has never used ?Zoom. 

 

Are there any Zoom scripts or JAWS instructions?  Any suggestions are much appreciated.

 

Tim Ford

 

 


moderated An equivalent to restarting Jaws?

Gerardo Corripio <gera1027@...>
 

I seem to remember years ago, there was a keystroke one would press for shutting down Jaws, and restarting it again, without having to unload via Jaws+f4, and reload it via the Alt+Control+j command? Is this keystroke still available, and what might it be? Thanks for refreshing my memory.

 

                                                                                              Enviado desde Correo para Windows 10

 


moderated JAWS with Zoom Meeting?

Tim Ford
 

Hello All,

 

On Monday I need to be on a Zoom meeting.  I have a good microphone and have used Zoom in the past.  I need to “train” one other person who has never used ?Zoom. 

 

Are there any Zoom scripts or JAWS instructions?  Any suggestions are much appreciated.

 

Tim Ford

 


moderated Re: link for subscribing to this list

 

Monica,

 

Have your friend send a blank email to the following address:

 

Jfw+subscribe@groups.io

 

I think that should work but I get a bit confused why some of these groups.io lists have he word main in their addresses and some don't.

 

Alan Lemly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monica S
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:15 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: link for subscribing to this list

 

Hello to all,

 

I wondered, would someone be able to tell me the link for subscribing to this list?  I’d like to share it with a friend and I don’t remember how I subscribed myself.  I know at the bottom of each email it says how to unsubscribe.  Thanks for your assistance.

 

Sincerely,

 

Monica

 


moderated Re: Need help with Blackboard

Jim Fettgather
 

Nowadays, If you check out the Blackboard general requirements, at least currently, they recommend using Firefox.
I do not know why this is, that is simply what they recommend.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimber Gardner
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Need help with Blackboard

I'm not certain but I suspect she is using IE. I will suggest she
switch to chrome for a slightly better experience.

Thanks

On 3/28/20, James English <james13english@...> wrote:
Hello,

Which web browser is she using? I'm sad to say I can't offer much
comfort with blackboard, it is absolutely terrible. However, it's
somewhat less useless on chrome than IE.

- James

On 3/28/20, Kimber Gardner <kimbersinbox1963@...> wrote:
Hi all,

I have a friend who is taking a class and most of the work is being
done through Blackboard. She struggling a lot with the accessibility
or lack of it. She has both jaws and nvda for screen readers. Does
anyone have any tips or would be willing to help her?

I have no experience with blackboard and so am not much help to her.

Thanks,
Kim

--
Kimberly






--
Kimberly


moderated Re: youtube

Justin Williams
 

Okay,

Thanks,

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gmail Jonas
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:35 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: youtube

 

Hey look at this tutorial about Youtube!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R2m52Yvq28

Don’t forget to like and subscribe

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:22 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: youtube

 

Okay.

 

What are obs?

 

And, how do I create the channel?

 

Thanks,

 

Justin

 

 

From:[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arkadiusz Swietnicki
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:07 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: youtube

 

You need to have a google account, a Youtube channel and OBS for streaming

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:08 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: youtube

 

How do I create an account with youtube?

 

Is there a tutorial on jaws and youtube?

 

 

I'd like to start going live and having the ability to save it.

 

There should be a way to create a channel, right?

 

Justin

 

 


moderated Re: link for subscribing to this list

Joseph Hudson
 

She can send a blank email to the following email address and then follow the instructions.

main+subscribe@jfw.groups.io

On Mar 28, 2020, at 7:14 AM, Monica S <mrod16@...> wrote:

Hello to all,

I wondered, would someone be able to tell me the link for subscribing to this list? I’d like to share it with a friend and I don’t remember how I subscribed myself. I know at the bottom of each email it says how to unsubscribe. Thanks for your assistance.

Sincerely,

Monica


moderated Help please, video file not appearing on myyoutubechannel

Sharon Ballantyne
 

Hi all,

 

I really have no idea what I am doing. Forgive the ignorance. I made a video recording using zoom. I uploaded the video to my YouTube channel. I got a URL for the video which sent out and have had response from. I have never done this before so truly no clue here. I followed the prompts on YouTube. 

 

I clicked  available to the public so it should be visible.

 

My youTube video is not showing on my YouTube channel.

 

Any ideas?

Thank-you very much.

Sharon

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Malone
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:48 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: youtube

 

Just check it out, I like it! Very cool.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arkadiusz Swietnicki
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:07 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: youtube

 

You need to have a google account, a Youtube channel and OBS for streaming

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:08 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: youtube

 

How do I create an account with youtube?

 

Is there a tutorial on jaws and youtube?

 

 

I'd like to start going live and having the ability to save it.

 

There should be a way to create a channel, right?

 

Justin

 

 


moderated link for subscribing to this list

Monica S
 

Hello to all,

 

I wondered, would someone be able to tell me the link for subscribing to this list?  I’d like to share it with a friend and I don’t remember how I subscribed myself.  I know at the bottom of each email it says how to unsubscribe.  Thanks for your assistance.

 

Sincerely,

 

Monica

 


moderated Re: youtube

James Malone
 

Just check it out, I like it! Very cool.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arkadiusz Swietnicki
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:07 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: youtube

 

You need to have a google account, a Youtube channel and OBS for streaming

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:08 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: youtube

 

How do I create an account with youtube?

 

Is there a tutorial on jaws and youtube?

 

 

I'd like to start going live and having the ability to save it.

 

There should be a way to create a channel, right?

 

Justin

 

 


moderated Re: QCast?

David Griffith
 

First of all in relation to a guide to using Speak On with Podcasts here is the Podcast I finished only about 2 hours ago.

I think it is OK.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/88efq4jhsumskij/09Speak%20On%20and%20%20Podcasts.mp3?dl=1

Which hopefully will take you through the many different ways of accessing Podcasts with Speak ON.

 

In relation  to the User Access control – provided  the window is in focus – alt  Y should work or tabbing to the yes button and pressing enter.

I am not sure why this is not working for you. It has always worked for me in the past.

 

The only other option  is to reduce your notification levels in User Account to 0%. I can provide some instructions on this if required.

 

If Jaws speaking is disturbing  you then you can amend Jaws settings for Speak On but for  the moment

  1. Load Speak on.
  2. Press jaws key plus space – you should hear a tone.
  3. Press s and Jaws should say speech on demand and you will no longer hear Jaws interfering  and speaking at the same time in most areas of Speak ON.
  4. When you finish with Speak On repeat the key sequence and Jaws will say full speech to return you to normal.

David Griffith

 

 

 

 

.

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: 28 March 2020 22:46
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: QCast?

 

I’ve downloaded it on to my laptop.  I just can’t figure out how to add podcasts to it. There is probably a help section somewhere however, with JAWS speaking I can’t figure out how to access the help menu.  The prompt comes up right away and if I turn off JAWS, I can’t start the program of media suite because you have to allow the computer to get it to work, with no screen reader, you can’t allow the program to load.  Even clicking alt Y, does not seem to work.  Perhaps David could offer some assistance in this matter?   


moderated Re: zoom chat

 

For those who want a great audio book about how to use the most commonly used features of Zoom both as an attendee and as a meeting organizer, please see Jonathan Mosen's webpage for same:  Free audiobook, “Meet Me Accessibly – A Guide to Zoom Cloud Meetings from a Blindness Perspective”

Review his overview about the book contents there and download a free copy.  There's nothing like going to the source, and no point in rehashing anything when the source material is available with a simple link activation.
--

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

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

        ~ Joshua Liebman


moderated Re: zoom chat

David Diamond
 

Not to sound too stupid, however, does the other person you are calling need an ID # to answer or does it in fact act like making a face time call?  I’ve only used Zoom to join meetings and when someone was helping me with setting up zoom yesterday I had to type in an ID # to talk to him.  Sounds complicated I know.  I talked to him on my landline first and then he kept the landline opened and called me via zoom. However, I needed to keep Zoom opened as well, then had to punch in the ID #.  Thus if I had not been talking to him on the phone, I would had not known he was calling via Zoom as there was no alert.   


moderated Re: QCast?

David Diamond
 

I’ve downloaded it on to my laptop.  I just can’t figure out how to add podcasts to it. There is probably a help section somewhere however, with JAWS speaking I can’t figure out how to access the help menu.  The prompt comes up right away and if I turn off JAWS, I can’t start the program of media suite because you have to allow the computer to get it to work, with no screen reader, you can’t allow the program to load.  Even clicking alt Y, does not seem to work.  Perhaps David could offer some assistance in this matter?   


moderated Re: jaws 2020 free authorzation help

Ron Pelletier
 

Hi Jerry,

 

JAWS 2020 is not trying to use your old licence. It is just telling you that you don’t have a licence at all and that’s OK.

 

Once you have registered, you have to go back into your account you created using your user name and password you created and download and install the licence. When you click on the licence to download it, it will ask you to select if you want to run it or save it. You can go ahead and run it and it will download and install all by itself and you will be good to go.

 

HTH

 

Ron & Danvers

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jerry hathaway
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 4:36 PM
To: JFW Listserve <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: jaws 2020 free authorzation help

 

I downloaded jaws 2020 to my computer, but it keep using 40 minute mode. When I tried to authorize jaws it keep using my authorization code from jaws version 16.0. I register on the license portal and am trying to get the free license but can't seem to get the authorization to put in jaws 2020. Can anybody tell me what I am doing wrong and how I can get this issue fixed.

 

Jerry