Re: Creating email folders within the iPhone

2020-10-21 Thread englishrider91
Hi, Jim, The way I do it is this. Mind you, this used to work for Gmail, but hasn't seemed to in a while, so hopefully it will work with an iCloud email account. Anyhow, here's what you do. I have multiple email accounts in the Mail app, so I back out until I'm at the main level. Then, I make

Re: what about the sticky notification bug

2020-04-16 Thread englishrider91
Hi, Sieghard, The problem with this is that banner-style notifications are supposed to go away after a minute or so, maybe less. They don't now, which is not something I'm okay with. It's either a new bug (which is likely) or a feature Apple introduced (unlikelyotherwise there'd be no need

Re: is there anyway to get your money back for an app purchase?

2020-03-09 Thread englishrider91
I find I usually get connected to the right place with the main number for Apple. You can also actually choose to have silence when you're waiting with the regular number, too. I believe the option you press is the number 4. Thanks, Ari > On Mar 3, 2020, at 3:15 PM, Richard Turner > wrote:

Re: Looking for A Simple Unlimited Voice Recording App for iOS.

2020-03-09 Thread englishrider91
The RecUp app is also a great one. Again, speech needs to be muted if she doesn't want it to be picked up in the recording. The nice thing about this app is that the only button on the screen when recording is the stop button, so that makes things very easy. Thanks, Ari > On Mar 5, 2020, at

Re: Your phone screen is gross. Here's how to clean I, cNet

2020-03-09 Thread englishrider91
Mark, thanks for posting this. :) It's a very apt post, since I'm sure my phone is totally bacteria-laiden. :) I'll be sure to get what's required to fix this state of affairs. Thanks, Ari > On Feb 18, 2020, at 11:14 PM, M. Taylor wrote: > > Your phone screen is gross. Here's how to clean

Re: iPhone xr

2020-03-09 Thread englishrider91
I actually bought my XR because of its bigger screen and lower price. I like this screen size for Braille Screen Input. And I can't see at all, so having a technically better, if smaller, screen wasn't important to me; I was happy to gain a bigger one in exchange for some reduced visual

Re: Battery indicators?

2020-02-02 Thread englishrider91
There are Costco brand hearing aids? You are speaking of the warehouse store, correct? Thanks, Ari > On Feb 2, 2020, at 1:41 AM, Holly wrote: > >  > That is strange. My Costco hearing aids do show up. > -- > The following information is important for all members of the V iPhone list. >

Re: What's App

2020-02-02 Thread englishrider91
Deidre, did you know you can do a single-finger double-tap and hold, then slide up a little bit to lock your recordings on WhatsApp so you don't have to keep holding your finger down on the record button? Focus should automatically stay on the button, which has now changed into a send button,

Re: What's App

2020-02-02 Thread englishrider91
Or you could just do a quick two-finger single-tap when a message comes in to shut VoiceOver up. Personally, I'd rather have the setting for describing images on than turn it off for such a small problem, but to each their own. I also don't really mind my phone vibrating when a new message

Re: Curious Issue When In An Edit Field

2020-02-02 Thread englishrider91
This happens to me too, sometimes. When it does, I just touch the return key to put focus on the keyboard, then turn the rotor again to find edit. This works every time. Thanks, Ari > On Jan 27, 2020, at 8:02 PM, Mama Peach wrote: > >  > I had to actually cut VoiceOver off and then back on

Re: How do I pause a RecUp formerly DropVox recording?

2020-02-02 Thread englishrider91
What is this new context menu thing in iOS 13? Does it have something to do with the actions item on the rotor? It's good to know people have figured out that's it's now a single-finger quadrupal tap; I wish it was still a tripple-tap. Maybe this context menu thing will be more useful than I'm

Re: Apple Music Question

2020-01-07 Thread englishrider91
Yes, this happens to me, too. What's weird is that it only happens for artists in the "For You" tab and not playlists. I'll have to report this to Apple Accessibility. They told me to call them, even if I don't think the issue is specifically related to VO. Basically, since I'm blind and use

Re: Resolving a Bluetooth and voiceover issue

2019-12-29 Thread englishrider91
Wasn't this sighted as a new feature in iOS 13? I don't know if my UE Boom speaker just has too old of a bluetooth version to make this work, but VO still comes out of it when I connect it to my iPhone. If this is indeed a new feature, I think it should be optional, maybe with a rotor toggle to

Re: Another Weird Pronunciation Issue

2019-11-25 Thread englishrider91
To add to this interesting discussion, I've found that for quite a while now, Compact Samantha pronounces the word defeat as defeeturing. Of course, it didn't do it in this email--go figure. She's also saying GPS as geepees, which is quite annoying. Also, Siri British English (when using

Re: Is there an app that replaces MoneyReader?

2019-10-10 Thread englishrider91
> I can't seem to get Cash Reader to work for me for some strange reason. I > went through the setup, allowing it access to the camera, doing the free > 14-day trial, etc., but when I hold the phone up to identify US currency, > which it's set for, it does absolutely nothing. I'm assuming I'm

Re: An interesting conversion in the company name field of a contact

2019-08-05 Thread englishrider91
I always just put the name of the company in the first name field, and things usually work for me. Well, I usually put the city in the first name field in parentheses, particularly if it's something common, like Stop and Shop, a grocery store here in Massachusetts. Otherwise, Siri will start

Re: Siri won't give me time to ask a question

2019-08-05 Thread englishrider91
Sieghard, there really is no more Siri sound unless you wear a headset? I think this is kind of a stupid move on Apple's part. Did they at least replace the auditory feedback with a vibration or something? Sheesh, Apple! Thanks, Ari > On Aug 5, 2019, at 3:13 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote: > >

Re: Trying to give someone the correct information to subscribe to this group.

2019-07-20 Thread englishrider91
Awesome! Thanks, Richard! I was pretty sure that would do it, but wanted to make absolutely sure before I said anything. :) Thanks, Ari > On Jul 20, 2019, at 6:26 PM, Richard Turner > wrote: > > > You have the correct subscribe address. > Just remove the u n from the unsubscribe address

Re: iPad for taking notes and conferences meetings or classrooms

2019-07-20 Thread englishrider91
I heard of this app quite a few years ago, but apparently, the app called Noted lets you take audio recordings and text notes at the same time, and they get synched together. It looks pretty cool, though I don't know how accessible it is. It's free with in-app purchases, though, so could be

Trying to give someone the correct information to subscribe to this group.

2019-07-20 Thread englishrider91
Hello, everyone, I met a very nice lady yesterday on Paratransit. This was awesome, because since moving out to western Massachusetts last year, I haven't met many people who're blind. This lady had an iPhone, so we started talking about all things iPhone-related as regards people with a

Re: Is anyone else having trouble filtering past orders in the Amazon app?

2019-06-06 Thread englishrider91
Richard, I have the latest version of the Amazon app, but not the latest version of iOS. I'm still on 12.1 or something like that. I don't think updating iOS would really make that much of a difference, but it's long overdue, so I'll get that done at some point and see if things change. I've

Is anyone else having trouble filtering past orders in the Amazon app?

2019-06-06 Thread englishrider91
Hello, everyone, It's been quite a while since I posted to the list, and I have a few questions about the Amazon app. I've used this app for years, and have put up with some odd quirks, like scrolling by heading in a product's page being a bit unreliable; often times, going down heading by

Re: Problems creating a new folder in the Mail app.

2019-01-27 Thread englishrider91
SHERRIE, were you using the Window 10 Mail app or something? I had to go onto, change my layout to Desktop, since I can never seem to get anything done with the Mobile layout, and created the label that way. It showed up perfectly fine on my iPhone's Mail app. This is so strange. It's

Problems creating a new folder in the Mail app.

2019-01-27 Thread englishrider91
For a while now, I've been having issues creating a new folder in my Gmail account using the Mail app. I used to be able to go to my list of folders, press edit, then press new. That would let me write a folder name, hit done, and have a new place to move emails. It would also sync beautifully

Re: Table Index.

2019-01-22 Thread englishrider91
Gld you got things working again. I don't use the table index, so I actually forgot it was there. I just use the letter headings to move through my contacts. It works well for me, but I'll have to give the table index a shot. Thanks, Ari > On Jan 16, 2019, at 7:02 PM, Carolyn Arnold

Re: Help from Amazon Fwd: Your Inquiry

2019-01-22 Thread englishrider91
Ah, yes. I couldn't figure out what issue the original poster was talking about, but I've noticed that, too. Also scrolling by heading is problematic. It's irratic when scrolling down by heading. It consistantly skips the description, at least. It's not always consistant where it goes, but

I'm considering buying the Smart Wifi Instant Pot. What do I need to know?

2018-12-01 Thread englishrider91
I've heard about the accessiblity problems with the new app for this version of the Instant Pot. What's the issue? Are there unlabeled buttons or spots where the app is entirely unusable by a VO user? I wonder how long it would take for the company to fix their app. Is it being developed by

Re: Seeing AI, After A Little MoreThan A Year

2018-11-30 Thread englishrider91
That's so odd, Richard. I find that the document channel often doesn't work for me, either. I usually get the message, no text, or something like that. It's strange, too, considering I'm doing the same thing I would be with something like KNFBReader, and that was fine. It's especially odd,

Re: Secret iPhone & iPad Typing Tips: Trackpad Mode and more!, iMore

2018-11-30 Thread englishrider91
Ugh, I have that problem all the time, Sieghard! It's so annoying when I say the name of (what used to be) my local train station, and the name of my then apartment complex gets inserted instead. They have words in common in their names--my complex was called Del Norte Place, and the shortened

Re: Secret iPhone & iPad Typing Tips: Trackpad Mode and more!, iMore

2018-11-30 Thread englishrider91
Sieghard, I know what you mean about dictation. Sometimes it just gets it so, so wrong! And I've found lately that dictation has gotten even weirder lately. What happens is that you'll dictate something, and when it's read back, VO reads what you dictated, and it's correct. Then, when you go

Re: trigger help

2018-10-11 Thread englishrider91
Hey, no worries. I'm sure we've all done something like that a time or two. Thanks, Ari > On Oct 10, 2018, at 8:12 PM, Jeremy Gilley wrote: > > oops, my apologies. > > From: [] On Behalf Of > > Sent:

Re: Bard Mobile and the locked screen

2018-10-10 Thread englishrider91
That's odd. When I upgraded to iOS 12, my setting for playing in the background stayed on. In any case, I'm glad things are working for you now. Thanks, Ari > On Oct 9, 2018, at 10:53 PM, Rebecca Ilniski wrote: > > I had to do the same when I upgraded. > On Oct 9, 2018, at 10:43 PM, Alan

Re: trigger help

2018-10-10 Thread englishrider91
Hey, Geremy, I think you accidentally sent your email to the wrong group. It sounds like you're talking about scripts for a MUD client. Did you perhaps mean to send this to the Blind Gamers email list? Thanks, Ari > On Oct 10, 2018, at 12:22 PM, Jeremy Gilley wrote: > > Good afternoon all.

Re: Siri Shortcut can discreetly record cops during traffic stops, USA Today

2018-10-08 Thread englishrider91
What Mark was talking about in his original message isn't an app, it's a shortcut that you can get from Apple's Shortcuts app in the app store. Thanks, Ari > On Sep 30, 2018, at 8:19 PM, Julie Dawson wrote: > > I searched for the Police app but couldn't find it. I searched in the app >

Re: Voice Dream Reader will not let me sort books in a folder by date added/oldest.

2018-10-07 Thread englishrider91
Richard, thanks for reminding me about this. I'd seen it mentioned on the list before, but I haven't had a problem with updates until now. I'll make sure this is part of my routine from now on when checking the App Store for updates. I still need to check to see if my problem has been fixed. I

Re: Voice Dream Reader will not let me sort books in a folder by date added/oldest.

2018-10-06 Thread englishrider91
Okay, so I'm a bit annoyed. I told my phone to update all apps a few days ago, and I thought it had, but I just found out that VDR was in fact not updated when going through some more updates just now. I think it just didn't download last time or something. Well, let's see if it actually

Re: Voice Dream Reader will not let me sort books in a folder by date added/oldest.

2018-10-06 Thread englishrider91
Weird. I'll do an iCloud backup and update. I think we're on iOS 12.0.1 or something like that. Thanks, Ari > On Oct 5, 2018, at 10:23 PM, Richard Turner > wrote: > > Ari, > I should say that I'm using a post iOS 12 beta and it works for me. > Richard > > > > xpert: an ex is a has-been,

Re: Voice Dream Reader will not let me sort books in a folder by date added/oldest.

2018-10-05 Thread englishrider91
Hello, Richard, Yes, I have the latest VDR update installed. I need to check if I'm on the latest version of iOS 12, as well. I don't think an iOS update should fix things, but you never know. Thanks, Ari > On Oct 5, 2018, at 8:46 PM, Richard Turner > wrote: > > > have you updated in

Voice Dream Reader will not let me sort books in a folder by date added/oldest.

2018-10-05 Thread englishrider91
So, I just added a bunch of files to a folder, and I now want to sort them by date added, with the oldest on top and the newest on the bottom. The way you used to be able to do this was to press the "Sort Options" button at the bottom left of the screen, press "Add Date," then press the button

Re: YouTube Again

2018-10-05 Thread englishrider91
That's odd. I'm not having this problem of video titles not being read; I don't have to flick down to read anything--everything's just working as it always did. I just checked, and I'm running the latest version, 13.38, which was released on the 1st of October. Thanks, Ari > On Oct 5, 2018,

Re: iPhone7 frequently freezing since updating to iOS12

2018-09-25 Thread englishrider91
You might also want to try doing a hard reset. I'm not sure if that's what it's called, exactly, but I'm talking about the reset where you hold down the power and home buttons for 10 seconds. I'm not sure how to do it on a newer phone, though. It doesn't reset any of your settings or get rid of

Re: Latest Voice Dream Reader update seems to have fixed my library issue!

2018-09-18 Thread englishrider91
Lol don't tempt me. If I left it alone, it eventually fixed itself after a minute, but it seems to be consistantly happening when I leave the phone alone for a bit and then try to find the pause button by touch. Thanks, Ari > On Sep 18, 2018, at 10:10 PM, Mary Otten wrote: > > I really

Re: Latest Voice Dream Reader update seems to have fixed my library issue!

2018-09-18 Thread englishrider91
Oh, good grief! I spoke too soon, it seems. I opened a giant e-pub, and it started locking up on me again. It would just stop reading and VO acted like there were no items on the screen. Sorry, everyone. This is so frustrating! Thanks, Ari > On Sep 18, 2018, at 9:59 PM,

Re: Latest Voice Dream Reader update seems to have fixed my library issue!

2018-09-18 Thread englishrider91
Mary, I'm running an iPhone 6S and nothing else, but I wanted to keep my library synced in case I got a new iPhone. We'll see how well things work out in the next few days, but for now, I'm very pleased! :) Thanks, Ari > On Sep 18, 2018, at 9:53 PM, Mary Otten wrote: > > This is

Latest Voice Dream Reader update seems to have fixed my library issue!

2018-09-18 Thread englishrider91
Hello, everyone, I'm currently waiting with bated breath for something to go drastically wrong, but it looks like my issues with Voice Dream Reader freezing up totally have been fixed! I have a huge library, and VDR is always syncing things, and when it's doing this, the app often locks up to

Re: Please Join Me in Requesting that a new iOS Amazon App VoiceOverList Viewing Bug Be Resolved ASAP

2018-09-04 Thread englishrider91
Didn't Apple kind of break that? Something about the mic not recording things loudly enough or something. Or was it another issue? Either way, has that been fixed? Thanks, Ari > On Sep 4, 2018, at 5:18 AM, Robert Wright wrote: > > You have a record feature in control center called,”screen

Re: Please Join Me in Requesting that a new iOS Amazon App VoiceOver List Viewing Bug Be Resolved ASAP

2018-09-03 Thread englishrider91
Ugh! They broke crap again! Sheesh! Not only that, but our lovely bug of only being able to move 1-3 headings down a list of search results before having to scroll with a three-finger flick up is back, too. I tried doing the three-finger flick up in my wishlists, but that didn't work,

Amazon app search bug seems to have been fixed.

2018-08-22 Thread englishrider91
So, I just opened the Amazon to reorder a mop I'd purchased a while ago (yay for losing things in a huge cross-country move from California to Massachusetts) and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I could flick down by headings for more than just two or three times before needing to do a

Re: Using Braille input, and locking in tabletop mode

2018-08-21 Thread englishrider91
Terry, having your earpiece to the left won't make anything backward for you. You may want to go find the Guide to Braille Screen Input on AppleVis. There's a section or comment in the guide about what to do if your dots do get flipped around. They explained it better than I could at the

Re: Apple Music questions, and sharing profilesHello once more, everyone,

2018-08-21 Thread englishrider91
Can I get this offer even if I'm already subscribed to Apple Music? Because if so, that would be pretty cool! Thanks, Ari > On Aug 19, 2018, at 12:54 PM, Robin wrote: > > Just Passin Along TheNews: > if you are subscribed to one of VZW's Unlimited Data plans, you can get 6 > Months FREE of

Re: The app?

2018-08-21 Thread englishrider91
While you can't swipe left through a list of items to go backward, you can do a three-finger swipe down to scroll back up the list, then go forward from there. Yes, their customer service is amazing! :) Thanks, Ari > On Aug 19, 2018, at 2:56 PM, regina alvarado > wrote: > > > I use it

Re: The app?

2018-08-17 Thread englishrider91
It used to be a bit tricky to use a few months ago, but they've made such strides forward--xsts amazing! I use this app all the time! The dog food I buy isn't easy to find--it's not carried by the big pet food stores--but Chewy will ship it to me. It's going to get even more use once I get my

Re: Amazon App Problems

2018-08-17 Thread englishrider91
Yes, this is super annoying right now. I always try trouble-shooting first before writing to the list--and you're right. The list of results doesn't auto-scroll anymore. You have always, as far as I know, have had to three-finger swipe up within a product page a couple of times in order to get

Re: Voicedream Dropbox Issue

2018-08-12 Thread englishrider91
Kelby, it sounds like you and I are facing some of the same issues. :) I'm going to update to the latest version of iOS and iTunes (if iTunes will cooperate with me, that is--I may have to download the latest version manually) and try doing the file sharing to back up my VDR library once

Re: Voicedream Dropbox Issue

2018-08-11 Thread englishrider91
That's so weird! I have no issues with VDR and Dropbox. It's some other apps that have issues with Dropbox for me, like Capti. It won't display things in alphabetical order. VDR has no issues with this, though, or with missing files. Strange. I get what people are saying about not wanting to


2018-05-21 Thread englishrider91
The best answer I can give you is that it depends. The developer needs to build in support for 1Password as an option on the login screen. Thanks, Ari > On May 20, 2018, at 8:50 PM, R Van Lant wrote: > > I've finally downloaded One Password to get started with it. I

Re: New color identifier, article from blind bargains

2018-05-15 Thread englishrider91
The issue with any color-identifying app is the inconsistant lighting. With a standalone device, the lighting is always consistant. Now, I'm not saying I'd buy this device--my Rainbow was a lot cheeper and serves my needs well--but I do think there's a market/need out there for standalone

Re: Shared From Seeing AI

2018-05-14 Thread englishrider91
Agreed, Sieghard. Lol Cheap wine can be quite delicious--and as anyone in the industry can tell you, price is not indicative of quality. Also, she probably sent it to the list by mistake. Calm down. Thanks, Ari > On May 14, 2018, at 8:43 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote: > >

Re: Follow up to a posting about accessible bluetooth kitchen scales

2018-05-14 Thread englishrider91
I've also had very good luck with MyWeigh's kitchen scales. Their bathroom scale--thI had the one where you had to tap it first with your foot before fully stepping on to it. Anyhow, after a while, the voice readout and print numbers weren't matching up at all. Of course, the kitchen scale


2018-05-07 Thread englishrider91
Oh, sorry. I'm afraid I can't help you there, then; I don't use a Mac. It might be a good idea to put the OS you're using in the subject line next time you have a question about a multi-platform app like this. Can't recall now if you did do that, but if not, you may want to consider it. I could


2018-05-06 Thread englishrider91
I'm not sure how you got 1Password working like this, but it doesn't work like that for me. Anyhow, are you trying to now add accounts to 1Password now that you've created your master password? When you unlock the app with your master password, you'll see an Add New Item button in the top

Re: Join Me In Requesting that VoiceOver Accessibility for Zillow for iOS, Be Restored

2018-03-27 Thread englishrider91
Oh, crap! I need to write to them, too. Thanks, Mark, for bringing things to all our attention. I know it's been a bit weird since I got it a few months ago, but it was always something I could deal with relatively easily--the situation wasn't ideal, but it was at least useable. I'm hoping they

Re: BARD app - would this feature be helpful to others?

2018-03-14 Thread englishrider91
Oh, my God, yes! That feature would definitely be an absolute lifesaver? I have an utterly enormous wishlist, and being able to search for books on it would be incredibly useful! Also, I'd like to be able to search all items, Braille or audio books, Braille or audio magazines, or music-related

Re: app to tune my harp

2018-03-02 Thread englishrider91
Oh, wow! I've been wanting to start playing the harp for a while now! I'm going to be moving soon, though, and I'd rather be settled before getting one. Anyhow, I have lots of questions about this, tuning being one of them, so thanks for that info. Can I write you both off list to ask some

Odd, though welcome, occurance in a Kindle book.

2018-03-02 Thread englishrider91
So, I just bought a Kindle book today, and to my surprise and delight, it read each paragraph in one flick, rather than reading an entire screen in one flick. When you get down to the bottom of the screen, you hear the normal thunk noise from VO, and you can then do a 3-finger swipe up to move

Re: Question about running low on phone space

2018-02-27 Thread englishrider91
It sounds like the iPhone is filling up a space called other. What you should do is connect the phone to the computer, open up iTunes and press the iPhone button when your phone is connected. It may take a few seconds to come up. Anyway, press that button and then go to either the summary or

Re: A nice recorder

2018-02-18 Thread englishrider91
Yes, RecUp is what I use, and I love it! Thanks, Ari > On Feb 18, 2018, at 7:45 AM, Alan Lemly wrote: > > I'll add to Sieghard's comments that RecUp also has a single finger triple > tap gesture to pause the recording when using Voiceover. > > Alan Lemly > >

Re: HomePods are staining wooden tables with a white ring, The Verge

2018-02-17 Thread englishrider91
We have some pretty nice wooden ones, and I've seen some nice ceramic and tile ones out there, so it doesn't necessarily have to look ugly or out of place. Thanks, Ari > On Feb 17, 2018, at 8:06 AM, Christopher Chaltain wrote: > > True, but you'll need to be careful what

Re: HomePods are staining wooden tables with a white ring, The Verge

2018-02-16 Thread englishrider91
Yeah, the solution to this problem has a name, and it's coaster. :) Thanks, Ari > On Feb 14, 2018, at 9:05 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote: > > Ah, what a disaster, how about you just put something other than cloth on > your table if this is a concern? I can't believe all the

Re: Seeking External Microphone Recommendations for Use with iPhone 7

2018-02-10 Thread englishrider91
The samples of unfiltered recordings from the iPhone compared to the recordings made with a second-gen Stream completely blow the Stream out of the water. Even if HumanWare has managed to fix that persistant background hiss on the second-gen Stream, the recordings produced by an unfiltered

Re: at sign in Iphone braille input

2018-02-08 Thread englishrider91
There's a great article about all this on AppleVis. A Guide to Braille Screen Input on iOS: Thanks, Ari > On Feb 8, 2018, at 5:38 AM, Janet Bell wrote: > > please can someone tell me

Re: iOS 11.3 Beta Music Accessibility Alert! Attention All Beta Testers!

2018-02-08 Thread englishrider91
Yikes! Apple really dropped the ball with this one! I'm not part of the beta program, and I only have one current enough iOS device that could even run it, so I'm not sure how much help I could realistically be. If there's anything non-beta iOS users can do, would you let us know? Thanks, Ari

Re: Getting ringtones

2018-02-07 Thread englishrider91
Hey, awesome little hack! I had no idea this was possible! I'm so going to share this with all my friends! Thanks, Ari > On Feb 7, 2018, at 9:38 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote: > > Just a quick Dropbox tip: > Look at the link you pasted for downloading your zip file, you will

Re: best braille display foor ios and bluetooth

2018-02-05 Thread englishrider91
In regular, 6-dot Braille, before the switch to UEB, dots 4-6 together would mean whatever word you were writing next was either Italicized, bolded, or underlined. If you were doing this to more than 3 words in a row, you'd put dots 4-6 twice before the first word, then once before the last

Re: best braille display in general

2018-02-05 Thread englishrider91
Hey, that's an absolutely fantastic idea! And you could probably make it even better by sewing it to fit over the entire unit like a shower cap, so nothing gets dirty--not just the Braille cells. My sister- in-law sews; maybe I'll ask her to whip me up some covers for my BrailleNote PK,

Re: Supplementing my iPhone with an iPod: Good Idea?

2018-01-25 Thread englishrider91
Wouldn't an external battery be much cheaper than buying a separate device? I mean, my iPhone does everything, and my awesome, 200100 MAH battery only cost me around $50. I will admit that I do have one of those Sansa ClipZip mp3 players with Rockbox on it, with a 128 GB micro SD card in it for

Re: Bizarre Safari Problem

2018-01-25 Thread englishrider91
Ive noticed that too, lately. It seems to have been going on for the past year or more. I know you can do a double-tap-and-hold on the link and load it in a new tab. You can actually still locate the link after the dialogue opens. Just move to headings on the rotor, then flick up with one

Re: Door locks with fingerprint technology with Bluetooth and accessible app?

2018-01-20 Thread englishrider91
My mom has a keypad lock like the one you mentioned. It drives me crazy, because the numbers go from 1-5 along the top row, and 6-0 along the bottom next row, with some unknown button right underneath the 8. I really wish it had the numbers in a standard telephone layout, but I'm at their house

Re: Bluetooth speaker and VoiceOver iOS 11.2.2

2018-01-20 Thread englishrider91
>From what I understand, Airplay 1 already has this. It's one of the big >reasons some blind people really like Airplay. In fact, it's one of the >reason's I've long wanted an Airplay speaker. Thanks, Ari > On Jan 18, 2018, at 8:48 AM, Kelly Pierce wrote: > > Airplay 2

Re: KNFB Reader v. Seeing AI

2018-01-20 Thread englishrider91
I've not had much luck with Seeing AI's document channel, either. Strange. I'm getting a bit better at getting the hold steady announcement a little faster--I guess all that practice with KNFB was helpful--but once the pic is processed by Seeing AI, 99% of the time, I get a message about there

Re: Touch ID While Charging

2018-01-14 Thread englishrider91
I get this behavior sometimes when my phone is lying flat on a table at a weird angle from me. It's probably the angle you're having to approach your phone from while it's charging. You may have to turn your phone a little if it's on a flat surface in order to approach its Touch ID senser

Re: iOS Accessibility of Smart kitchen scales

2017-12-27 Thread englishrider91
I can't remember if I have the MyWay Vox3000 or 5000, but whichever one I have, it still works fine, even after having it for a few years. Granted, I don't use it too often, which could have something to do with it, but I have been using it more lately, and as far as I know, it's working well.

Re: hand writing recognition with seeing AI

2017-12-19 Thread englishrider91
Why would doing something like that be useful? I mean, could that help someone with a visual impairment fill out a form? I'm just curious, is all. The only time I could see something like that being even somewhat useful is if my husband needed me to bring something from the house that he

Re: Smart Washer and Drier

2017-11-28 Thread englishrider91
>From what I've heard, though, Speed Queen washers are water hogs, as well as >hard on clothing. Thanks, Ari > On Nov 27, 2017, at 1:45 PM, Mr. Ed wrote: > > Hi, > Speed Queen makes a washer and fryer with the turn knobs. They also have the > best warranty. This is

Re: Us congress hearing of maan alsaan Money laundry قضية الكونغجرس لغسيل الأموال للمليادير معن الصانع

2017-11-27 Thread englishrider91
Either someone's email account got hacked, or some kind of spambot got ahold of the list's email address. Thanks, Ari > On Nov 25, 2017, at 7:37 AM, Eric Oyen wrote: > > and what does this have to do with ViPhone? > > -eric > > On Nov 25, 2017, at 8:29 AM, mike a

Re: Favorite VO voices?

2017-11-19 Thread englishrider91
I can kind of see the snotty teenager thing for Sally, now that you mention it. sherin drives me nuts. Again, way, way, way too deep for my taste. Ava sort of has the same problem for me. I can't stand Nuance's Alison, either--she sounds so pissed off to me. You want to hear another

Re: Favorite VO voices?

2017-11-18 Thread englishrider91
That's not the Kate I'm talking about. That's Nuance Kate, a British English voice. The Kate I like is NeoSpeech Kate, an American English voice that sounds very different than Nuance Kate. :) Thanks, Ari > On Nov 17, 2017, at 7:12 PM, Maria Reyes wrote: > >

Re: Favorite VO voices?

2017-11-18 Thread englishrider91
Mary, it's so funny how you can agree with someone on liking one voice, but not agree with them about another voice. I can't stand Kendra. She's way too deep for my liking, and her inflection is so flat, like Ivona Sally. I like a lot about Sally, but her flatness drives me absolutely bonkers!

Re: Favorite VO voices?

2017-11-14 Thread englishrider91
I like Nuance Kate, too, but I can't stand the way she goes all weird after a comma in a sentence. She has this weird upward inflection that's all on one note, and it drives me nuts. Other than that, though, I like her. And Serena is decent, too. Thanks, Ari > On Nov 12, 2017, at 5:17 PM,

Re: Favorite VO voices?

2017-11-13 Thread englishrider91
I'm a huge, huge NeoSpeech fan, myself. If I could get Kate, James, Ashley, and Bridget on my iPhone as system-wide voices, I'd die a very happy woman lol. For now, though, I use compact Samantha. I can't stand her HQ version. She says things all weird. she has weird up/down inflections in her

Re: Why You Should Avoid Your iPhone's Calculator - CNET

2017-11-13 Thread englishrider91
Lol! Just lol! I guess I can't find the operator keys fast enough, since as far as I know, I haven't run into this issue. :) Thanks, Ari > On Nov 12, 2017, at 10:46 PM, M. Taylor wrote: > > CNET How To - Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:23 AM > Why you should avoid your

Re: Phone update

2017-10-24 Thread englishrider91
I can understand how this process can be a little confusing. When you get the popup, hit later. The passcode screen will come up. When it does, find the button at the bottom of the screen called remind me later, and press it. The popup will go away, and your phone won't update. Thanks, Ari >

Re: Apple Quietly Releases iTunes 12.6.3 With Built-In App Store - Mac Rumors

2017-10-12 Thread englishrider91
Was this on Windows or Mac? What's better about it in terms of accessibility and usability as compared to the iTunes version before 12.7? Thanks, Ari > On Oct 11, 2017, at 2:29 PM, Sadam Ahmed wrote: > > > Excellent! > > Have just installed this version, and oh, my,

Re: Update on voice dream reader

2017-10-10 Thread englishrider91
Dana, I'm glad you were able to get things fixed! I've never gotten iTunes file sharing and VDR to work properly together. Maybe I should try it now with the new version of iTunes and see if I have better results. :) Thanks, Ari > On Oct 8, 2017, at 12:40 PM, Dana Leet

Re: A glitch with ring tones since updating to 11.

2017-10-08 Thread englishrider91
The ringtones issue isn't happening with just your 7--it's happening with my 6S, too--and that was even before I updated to iOS 11. It just fixed itself one day, and I've just decided to be grateful lol. Thanks, Ari > On Oct 8, 2017, at 9:02 AM, Marie wrote: > > You

Re: Youtube to mp3

2017-10-06 Thread englishrider91
Try It's a great site. Note that the progress indicator and eventual download button are beneath the adds on the page. I think it's actually a link, not a button, now that I stop to think about how you'd get there. Anyhow, you can pick from 64, 128, 192, and 320 KBPS for

Google search not working like it used to on Safari for iOS.

2017-10-06 Thread englishrider91
So, to make a long story short, I updated to iOS 11 a week or so ago. It was fine, except for this one issue. I use Safari a ton on my phone, and I usually use Google to search for things. I didn't know what the heck was going on when my Google search results pages started displaying rather

Re: 1Password users. Do you use the free app, the paid upgrade, or the subscription?

2017-10-06 Thread englishrider91
While I understand the differences between the free version of 1Password and the in-app upgrade for 1Password, I'm stumped as to the differences between that upgrade and the monthly 1Password Account paid subscription. If anyone can enlighten me, that'd be great! As far as using 1Password as

Re: To keyboard users with IOS 11.

2017-09-26 Thread englishrider91
It soundslike you need to turn off the smart punctuation option. I can't remember where it is, but googling it should bring up something fairly quickly--lol Google can find anything. Thanks, Ari > On Sep 25, 2017, at 4:49 AM, wrote: > > Hmm I believe that is the same

Re: To keyboard users with IOS 11.

2017-09-26 Thread englishrider91
I heard on AppleVis's thread on the bugs in iOS 11, that you have to use control or the FN key to get media controls with the function keys owing again. You may want to take a look at that thread. It was either in that one or the one on the accessibility changes in iOS 11 thread. Thanks, Ari

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