[access-uk] Re: Jaws Replacement

Eleanor,

Now with your great influnce, and a good friend to us, could you have some
people answer my query on a temp replacement for now for jaws!

Kindest of regards

Tony
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eleanor Burke" <eleanorburke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 7:15 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Internet Searching: Was: usb sticks thank you


> That is where I saw it Tony.
>
> Eleanor
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "tony sweeney" <tonysweeney1@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 4:08 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Internet Searching: Was: usb sticks thank you
>
>
> > Hi Eleanor,
> >
> > Couldn't agree more!
> >
> > I took the liberty of forwarding it to another list I'm on wich is in
> > Ireland!
> >
> > More please!
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Tony
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Eleanor Burke" <eleanorburke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 4:01 PM
> > Subject: [access-uk] Re: Internet Searching: Was: usb sticks thank you
> >
> >
> >> This was excellent George.  Look forward to another lesson from you.
> >>
> >> Eleanor
> >> ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 12:11 PM
> >> Subject: [access-uk] Internet Searching: Was: usb sticks thank you
> >>
> >>
> >>> Note I've changed the Subject line.
> >>>
> >>> "Google is very often your friend.".  I could not agree with you more
> >>> here, Steve.  It is well worth spending time learning about how to use
a
> >>> search
> >>> engine like this. So here are some very, very basic tips.
> >>>
> >>> Let's say you are looking for something about Louise Braille - his
> >>> birthday perhaps.
> >>>
> >>> If you simply type in say
> >>>
> >>> Louis Braille
> >>>
> >>> You will get around 580,000 hits.
> >>>
> >>> If you type in
> >>>
> >>> Louis Braille +birthday
> >>>
> >>> Note the use of the + sign in front of "birthday" - this means that
> >>> your results MUST include that word.
> >>>
> >>> You will end up with about 26,500 hits.
> >>>
> >>> So you look at the first few, and discover that there's a 200th
> >>> birthday celebration going on, and so you want to know more.  Type in
> >>>
> >>> Louis Braille +Birthday +200
> >>>
> >>> And you are down to about 8,600 hits.
> >>>
> >>> Now lets get really extreme and go for the following:
> >>>
> >>> louis Braille +Birthday +200 -UK -France +USA
> >>>
> >>> Now we've added a minus sign to eliminate any results that have a
> >>> reference to the UK and France, but include anything referring to the
> >>> USA.
> >>>
> >>> And we're down to 1,230 hits.
> >>>
> >>> Are you getting the general idea?
> >>>
> >>> Now for another trick.  One of the items I found above, refers to:
> >>>
> >>> tactile communication system for the blind
> >>>
> >>> But if I type that in, I get 51,100 hits.  BUT, if I enclose it in
> >>> quotes as follows:
> >>>
> >>> "tactile communication system for the blind"
> >>>
> >>> We are down to just 9 hits, because the search is looking for an exact
> >>> match.
> >>>
> >>> I'm no expert at all this searching, but just those few basic tips can
> >>> help greatly when you are looking for something in the early hours of
> >>> the morning when few others are on the lists.
> >>>
> >>> It also makes searching fun, and indeed can be quite addictive.
> >>>
> >>> George.
> >>>
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