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moderated Re: Converting/Saving audio media

 

I don't use Goldwave, but "that other screen reader" has a Goldwave add-on.  I have no idea whether scripts for JAWS exist for Goldwave or not.

I decided to do a quick check on Audacity with regard to MP3:  "Audacity 2.3.2 replaces all previous versions for Windows, macOS and Linux.  Improvements: Audacity now includes the LAME mp3 encoder. Previously, due to now expired patents, you had to download it separately."

Nermin is absolutely correct that Windows Media Player can rip commercially produced CDs, which employ cda audio "under the hood," to MP3.  That's how I do it.  There are lots of other options as well, but WMP is probably the easiest.

I also love and recommend Anyburn for creating CDs.  That being said, it is far more important that you keep backups of this newly digitized material.  If you do not currently own an external USB backup drive, and are not taking routine full system image backups of your system, along with separate user data backups, now would be the time to institute that practice.  Burnable optical media is notorious for being unstable over long periods of time, not to mention that optical drives are rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
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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: Converting/Saving audio media

Nermin
 

Hi, Justin,
 
adding to Brian’s post, if the CDs are real audio CDs, so-called CD ripping programmes will do what you want, making the process seamless and fast.
One example of such software is CDex, but I believe later versions come with a lot of junkware. Windows Media Player can also rip CDs.
 
As far as tapes go, Audacity may work. I’d recommend installing the latest version, though. I think you still need to download the MP3 encoder separately if you want MP3 files. this is a licensing issue since the Lame encoder is proprietary software and Audacity is an open source project.
 
There’s also a programme called Goldwave, which is pretty accessible.
Goldwave has the benefit of being a decent audio editor with some effects that may help you with audio restauration. You will sometimes have pretty heavy audio artefacts, depending on the age and recorder model used at the time of recording.
Audacity also has restauration plugins, but I don’t know how accessible those are.
 
Lastly, there’s Magics Sound Forge, but that may be a bit over the top for what you want. It’s quite costly, but a very powerful audio studio.
 
Regards,
Nermin


moderated Re: Downloading and using Kindle books with JAWS

Richard Turner
 

Frankly, the last thing I would want to do is read Kindle books on my computer using Jaws.
I bought a new book recently that would not allow download; so I couldn't use Codex, but because I bought the Kindle book I could get the Audible version for about half price, so I did.
Otherwise, I only use Codex and then read it on my iPhone with Voice Dream Reader.

For me, when I thought I was stuck using the computer, control+t worked well enough. It would start over a sentence or two before the place I stopped, but not much more than that.

I bailed on that as soon as I found the deal on the audible version though.

Just my 2¢ Worth.


Richard
"There's a nap for that." - an anonymous cat in a window in Portland, Oregon.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2020 6:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Downloading and using Kindle books with JAWS

I have probably twenty Kindle books, and if it weren't for Codex, I couldn't read any of them. All I can make my Kindle software do is read with the default Microsoft Core voice when I pres CTRL/T. If I choose to read in this way, I can't pause and restart the reading. It always starts from the beginning again. Using my braille display is also useless. What on earth am I doing wrong?


moderated Re: Converting/Saving audio media

Richard Turner
 

I find that GoldWave does a very good job.

It is free for the quite a few uses, then it asks you to Pay $50 for unlimited use.

I’ve used it since its early beginnings and find it to be my most versatile audio recording/converting program.

www.goldwave.com

 

You can also use Windows Media player, though it is very tricky since the various dialogs are not screen reader friendly.

 

As for burning an MP3 disc when you have the files, AnyBurn is free and easy to use for burning data discs, which is what an MP3 disc is, or burning regular 80 minutes CD audio that can play in any CD player.

http://www.anyburn.com/

 

HTH,

 

Richard

"There's a nap for that."

- an anonymous cat in a window in Portland, Oregon.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Justin Mcdevitt
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2020 6:13 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Converting/Saving audio media

 

Hello,

 

I am currently going through a fair number of cassette tapes, containing spoken conversations, as well as  audio CDS many of them containing various XM radio music programs and specials.

Using JAWS, what programs are available where I could insert the CD in my PC and convert them to MP3 files, where I can store multiple CDS on one single MP3 disc.

Related to this issue, I have an older CD player though I am not sure if it has the capacity to create MP3 files. I would guess there is a program that can help make this happen. In truth, I really have not converted any media to an MP3 format, so would appreciate some direction/assistance from those of you who are familiar with this process.

Regarding the cassette tapes, I have an old cassette deck, which I could use to transfer specific content onto an MP3 disc. Again, assistance with regard to this process is really appreciated.

I would really like to preserve some of this content, both spoken word and audio as it is a part of my personal history.

 

Best to all, Justin  


moderated Annoying Notification

Milton Ota
 

Hello List Members,

 

When reading a message or news article in FSReader with Outlook 2019/Office 365 on my computer, I get an annoying announcement when a new message arrives in my Inbox in Outlook. Does anyone know where and how to turn this annoying announcement off. I do have Office Sounds on and that doesn’t bother me but the announcements does.

 

I also have Leasey 5.12 running with JAWS 2020.

 

Any help or suggestions to fix this would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

 


moderated Re: Converting/Saving audio media

 

For media already on CD, and that was not commercially produced, you need to check what format is actually used on the CD itself.  A very great many will have used MP3 to begin with.

VLC is good for saving out existing audio files from one format to another.  I haven't done that in a very, very long while, as I've been using MP3 exclusively for myself for years now.

As far as converting audio tape to MP3, when I've needed to do that I've used Audacity.  I simply play the tape while Audacity "listens and records" then, once it's done, save the Audacity project out as an MP3 file.  At one time you had to manually add the LAME libraries to Audacity in order to do this, but I believe they may "come with" these days.  Someone who uses Audacity much more frequently than I do, and who's installed a recent version, can speak to that.

I have a cassette tape of my grandfather talking about the family history that I digitized using the previously mentioned technique.

--

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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: Downloading and using Kindle books with JAWS

Steve Matzura
 

I have probably twenty Kindle books, and if it weren't for Codex, I couldn't read any of them. All I can make my Kindle software do is read with the default Microsoft Core voice when I pres CTRL/T. If I choose to read in this way, I can't pause and restart the reading. It always starts from the beginning again. Using my braille display is also useless. What on earth am I doing wrong?


moderated Re: Stopping Google Chrome suggestions

Mario
 

do you care to share what it is?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Shai [mailto:shaiwol@...]
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Date: Sunday, March 22, 2020, 10:53 PM
Subject: Stopping Google Chrome suggestions
Please disregard;
thank you. I found the answer.

On 3/22/20, Don H <lmddh50@...> wrote:
Under app data local you will find the google chrome folder. There
under user data and default there is a file called history. You can
change this file to read only and history will not be saved. Before you
do this you should delete your history.








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moderated Re: Stopping Google Chrome suggestions

Don H
 

Has nothing to do with cookies just history.

On 3/22/2020 9:43 PM, Shai wrote:
Hello Don,
What history type would be affected by changing the file to read-only?
Would it for example affect Chrome's ability to save cookies?
On 3/22/20, Don H <lmddh50@...> wrote:
Under app data local you will find the google chrome folder. There
under user data and default there is a file called history. You can
change this file to read only and history will not be saved. Before you
do this you should delete your history.





moderated Re: How to mark a play button that JAWS is not picking up?

Dave Durber
 


Hello Tim:
 
Please provide the URL to get to the site.
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Tim Ford
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: How to mark a play button that JAWS is not picking up?

Hello Milton,

 

Sure, I am glad for any assistance.  The web site is adult in nature, so can you email me at ttford@... and I will give that to you.  I am sensitive to those who may be offended, and thus did not include the site address. 

 

Tim

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to mark a play button that JAWS is not picking up?

 

Can you provide the web address where you are trying to get this video to play?

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim Ford
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 1:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to mark a play button that JAWS is not picking up?

 

I have tried several times to communicate with the web site tech support, but my emails are never responded to.

 

Tim

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to mark a play button that JAWS is not picking up?

 

If the button is totally invisible I don’t think anybody can mark it. The only option here is to tell the owner of the site about the problem and hope they are open towards making it accessible again. I am not a Jaws scripter, but it might be possible to achieve this also with a script.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim Ford
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:48 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How to mark a play button that JAWS is not picking up?

 

Hello All,

 

One of my favorite video streaming sites suddenly changed a few months ago.  Before the sudden change, videos would start automatically, then suddenly they would not.  I had Microsoft’s nice accessibility office remote in to my computer.  The guy was able to immediately spot and click the play button, but I could not figure out where the button was, so I know the cause, but not how to solve it.

 

Is there a way for Microsoft’s remote session person to label the button so JAWS will let me work that button?  Or, is this something that can be done only by a sighted person sitting at my computer?  In either case, how would they mark/label the button?

 

Tim Ford

 


moderated Converting/Saving audio media

Justin Mcdevitt
 

Hello,

 

I am currently going through a fair number of cassette tapes, containing spoken conversations, as well as  audio CDS many of them containing various XM radio music programs and specials.

Using JAWS, what programs are available where I could insert the CD in my PC and convert them to MP3 files, where I can store multiple CDS on one single MP3 disc.

Related to this issue, I have an older CD player though I am not sure if it has the capacity to create MP3 files. I would guess there is a program that can help make this happen. In truth, I really have not converted any media to an MP3 format, so would appreciate some direction/assistance from those of you who are familiar with this process.

Regarding the cassette tapes, I have an old cassette deck, which I could use to transfer specific content onto an MP3 disc. Again, assistance with regard to this process is really appreciated.

I would really like to preserve some of this content, both spoken word and audio as it is a part of my personal history.

 

Best to all, Justin  


moderated Re: Accessible VPN service

James English
 

Hi,

Tor Guard is pretty much the only one I've found that works very well
with jaws, and I've looked at a lot of different vpn services.

On 3/23/20, Ari Damoulakis <aridamoulakis@...> wrote:
It's a pity Proton VPN doesn't work with JAWS. It sounds really secure.
Thanks for this.

On 3/23/20, Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...> wrote:
No the ExpressVpn app itself doesn't. But you can make use of Open Vpn
instead. Go to your account, and follow the tutorial tips to download
the files for working with VpnExpress. The files are in Ovpn format.
Cheers!

On 3/22/2020 9:06 PM, Ari Damoulakis wrote:
It's interesting you guys should say that. I heard on another list
that this doesn't work well with jaws?
I must look at it properly.
Ari
On 3/22/20, multi 85 <multi851@...> wrote:
Thanks John, I have heard of this. Have you tried it? Works well with
JAWS?

On 3/22/20, John Covici <covici@...> wrote:
How about Express vpn?

On Sun, 22 Mar 2020 05:35:12 -0400,
Ari Damoulakis wrote:
Thanks very much for the warning James, I was seriously considering
them.
The free ones aren't that good, the clients. Tunnelbear I can't even
get to work with Jaws, and hotspot shield is no good either.

On 3/22/20, James English <james13english@...> wrote:
Hello,

Do not, and I repeat do not, use Vypr VPN. If you torrent, it will
not
help as they take the copyright holders rights over yours. If you
get
locked out of your account, good luck as their customer support has
a
captcha. Also, for some reason, the client just randomly (with no
changes being made by me) stopped working on my laptop one day.

- James

On 3/21/20, Ari Damoulakis <aridamoulakis@...> wrote:
Thanks James, do you also know anything about VYPR VPN?
TorGuard will help if you are outside a location and you want to
stream something specific to that location, like US or UK TV for
example?
Thanks
Ari




--
Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is:
How do
you spend it?

John Covici wb2una
covici@...









moderated Re: Accessible VPN service

Ari Damoulakis
 

It's a pity Proton VPN doesn't work with JAWS. It sounds really secure.
Thanks for this.

On 3/23/20, Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...> wrote:
No the ExpressVpn app itself doesn't. But you can make use of Open Vpn
instead. Go to your account, and follow the tutorial tips to download
the files for working with VpnExpress. The files are in Ovpn format.
Cheers!

On 3/22/2020 9:06 PM, Ari Damoulakis wrote:
It's interesting you guys should say that. I heard on another list
that this doesn't work well with jaws?
I must look at it properly.
Ari
On 3/22/20, multi 85 <multi851@...> wrote:
Thanks John, I have heard of this. Have you tried it? Works well with
JAWS?

On 3/22/20, John Covici <covici@...> wrote:
How about Express vpn?

On Sun, 22 Mar 2020 05:35:12 -0400,
Ari Damoulakis wrote:
Thanks very much for the warning James, I was seriously considering
them.
The free ones aren't that good, the clients. Tunnelbear I can't even
get to work with Jaws, and hotspot shield is no good either.

On 3/22/20, James English <james13english@...> wrote:
Hello,

Do not, and I repeat do not, use Vypr VPN. If you torrent, it will
not
help as they take the copyright holders rights over yours. If you get
locked out of your account, good luck as their customer support has a
captcha. Also, for some reason, the client just randomly (with no
changes being made by me) stopped working on my laptop one day.

- James

On 3/21/20, Ari Damoulakis <aridamoulakis@...> wrote:
Thanks James, do you also know anything about VYPR VPN?
TorGuard will help if you are outside a location and you want to
stream something specific to that location, like US or UK TV for
example?
Thanks
Ari




--
Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is:
How do
you spend it?

John Covici wb2una
covici@...







moderated Re: Accessible site for corona statistics?

James Bentley
 

OK, I am way behind on my email but, this site does give up-to-date data.  It is accessible with Jaws 20.

 

Thank you,

 

James B

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible site for corona statistics?

 

There is a table, in the middle of this webpage:  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/coronavirus-maps.html?action=click&pgtype=Article&state=default&module=styln-coronavirus&variant=show&region=TOP_BANNER&context=storyline_menu

That is a by-country table of number of cases and deaths, and the table can be expanded if you wish to look at countries not particularly hard-hit at this time.  The last column is a graphic showing relative number of new cases by week since the end of January through today, and I imagine that range is constantly shifting, and given the amount of information that can be packed into said graphic I am doubting that there is alt-text that runs through each on a week-by-week basis.

--

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: Stopping Google Chrome suggestions

Shai
 

Please disregard;
thank you. I found the answer.

On 3/22/20, Don H <lmddh50@...> wrote:
Under app data local you will find the google chrome folder. There
under user data and default there is a file called history. You can
change this file to read only and history will not be saved. Before you
do this you should delete your history.





moderated Re: Stopping Google Chrome suggestions

Shai
 

Hello Don,
What history type would be affected by changing the file to read-only?
Would it for example affect Chrome's ability to save cookies?

On 3/22/20, Don H <lmddh50@...> wrote:
Under app data local you will find the google chrome folder. There
under user data and default there is a file called history. You can
change this file to read only and history will not be saved. Before you
do this you should delete your history.





moderated Re: Amazon Web site

Pramit
 

Try tabbing twice to get out of the box, and see if that works.

Pramit

On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 5:39 AM T. Civitello <tcivi31@...> wrote:
I started having a problem with the Amazon WEB site yesterday. At check out things went into a loop between proceed to check out and sign in. I called their accessibility line and they told me to change my password, I did and was able to sign in. Now after I sign in I get this challenge question: "What is the expiration date of your credit card?". It comes up with what Jaws says are 2 combo boxes for the month and year. I put Jaws into form mode and enter the month but I can't get to the year combo box. Regardless of whether I am in forms mode or not , tabbing down or arrowing down just changes the month combo box, which Jaws now says is a list box. Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Tom


moderated Re: Stopping Google Chrome suggestions

Don H
 

Under app data local you will find the google chrome folder. There under user data and default there is a file called history. You can change this file to read only and history will not be saved. Before you do this you should delete your history.


moderated Re: Stopping Google Chrome suggestions

Pramit
 

Hi Gezim,

The only way to temporarily remove the prediction text is by clearing your browser history completely but after some time it will appear again.

Have never been able to remove it completely. Also under Chrome Settings > You and Google > You'll find the option to toggle off the Autocomplete searches and URLs and toggle this Off.

Also if your google account is synchronized with chrome try going to myactivity.google.com and clear all your google activity and check if that works for you.

Pramit


On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 6:24 AM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
The Windows Club is a very reliable source, but this particular article is out-of-date (by its own admission, saying that the Autocomplete settings have moved, and they have)

But, first, I can tell you I'm running Chrome Version 80.0.3987.149 (Official Build) (64-bit), and these settings do not make the slightest bit of difference for autocomplete in the URL/web address/omnibox (pick your favorite term).

When you open Settings, the You and Google section is first, and the Sync and Google Services settings are under it.  When expanded, you will find the Autocomplete Searches and URLs toggle.  I've got mine toggled off, but it still does it.  This could possibly be because I have not recently deleted all browsing history, but I know when I have it still eventually "comes back".

Autofill is related to web forms, and it's in the Autofill section, which comes next, and there is autofill for passwords, payment methods, and addresses and more (and in this case they don't mean web addresses).
-- 

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: Stopping Google Chrome suggestions

 

The Windows Club is a very reliable source, but this particular article is out-of-date (by its own admission, saying that the Autocomplete settings have moved, and they have)

But, first, I can tell you I'm running Chrome Version 80.0.3987.149 (Official Build) (64-bit), and these settings do not make the slightest bit of difference for autocomplete in the URL/web address/omnibox (pick your favorite term).

When you open Settings, the You and Google section is first, and the Sync and Google Services settings are under it.  When expanded, you will find the Autocomplete Searches and URLs toggle.  I've got mine toggled off, but it still does it.  This could possibly be because I have not recently deleted all browsing history, but I know when I have it still eventually "comes back".

Autofill is related to web forms, and it's in the Autofill section, which comes next, and there is autofill for passwords, payment methods, and addresses and more (and in this case they don't mean web addresses).
-- 

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