blind_html Fw: [blind-windows] self voiceing caller ID units?

  • From: "The Elf" <inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "JawsLite@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <jawslite@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <blindaccessHelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <blind_html@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <AccessibilityPlus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2008 13:40:59 -0800

hi neighbors, a bloke asked me about caller ID boxes, and I've never used one so have no clue which ones are good, and which are not, if you know about them would you let us know?


the persons name is:
Steve Gomes,
and his return Email is:
finnygomes@xxxxxxx

thanks,
the elf
----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Gomes" <finnygomes@xxxxxxx>
To: "The Elf" <inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2008 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: [blind-windows] Re: Two sound cards in a lap top? - configuring


hey inthane. How can I find out which are the best caller id boxes to get. that is the talking ones. there are a few of them out there. is there a mailing list for such things any ideas? ----- Original Message ----- From: "The Elf" <inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blind-windows@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2008 12:40 PM
Subject: [blind-windows] Re: Two sound cards in a lap top? - configuring


I think by using the custom setup, you could install a second install of
your jaws version, and give both different hot keys, then you could
configure one the "normal way" and one for the two card setup, its not
simple, but it would give you a fast way to switch, essentially on the fly
as you put it.

or, I'll probably reload J-9 and set it up for this myself, smile.

HTH,
the elf
----- Original Message ----- From: "tribble" <lauraeaves@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <blind-windows@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2008 7:16 AM
Subject: [blind-windows] Re: Two sound cards in a lap top? - configuring


This is useful info. However, it sounds as if you can't really change this
on the fly -- I mean, you have to at least reload jaws to see if you
changed
the behavior of jaws with respect to the synths.
The reason I ask this is that I sometimes want jaws to go to the separate
synth temporarily -- case in point, when I'm on a webpage like
scifichannel.tv, which blasts music when it loads that I can't turn off. I want to have a way to temporarily shut off the music but still hear jaws.
Now when I leave the website, I want jaws to go back to using the same
synth
as usual. Is there a quick way of doing this?
Probably not, but thanks for the info about jaws.ini
--le

----- Original Message ----- From: "Mario Eiland" <eilandms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blind-windows@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2008 6:21 AM
Subject: [blind-windows] Re: Two sound cards in a lap top? - configuring


See if this will work.

I have two sound cards on my computer. How do I make sure JAWS uses the
one I want?

Answer:

Many JAWS users who also use music or audio production software want
JAWS and Eloquence to speak through one sound card, while using the
other for their
production work. To do this, you need to edit a file called JFW.ini and
install the updated Eloquence Speech driver in the accompanying zip
file.

Editing the jfw.ini file:

1. Using My Computer or Windows Explorer, browse your hard drive to the
currently running version of JAWS and find the jfw.ini file in that
folder.

2. Press ENTER to open.

3. You should find some lines that read:

Synth1Name=eloq

Synth1LongName=Eloquence for JAWS

Synth1Driver=eloq

The number doesn't matter, it may be 1, 2, or 3, but it must be the same
for all entries for Eloquence.

4. Add the following line after the driver line: Synth1Port=SB Live!
Wave Device Of course, you need to make sure that the synth number
matches the other
lines, so that if the Driver line read:

Sytn3Driver=eloq

Then the port line would read:

Synth3Port=SB Live! Wave Device

The text after the = sign in the Port line comes from Control
Panel/Sound & Multimedia/Audio tab It must be one of the entries that
can be chosen for Preferred
Playback device.

5. Save your changes and exit Notepad.

Now you must install the updated driver.As long as JAWS is running and
speaking through Eloquence, eloq.jls cannot be simply overwritten when
unzipping
the file. You will need to switch to NoSpeech or MS SAPI to get the
eloq.jls to overwrite properly.

1. Download the file from

ftp://ftp.freedomscientific.com/users/hj/private/eloq.zip

2. Unzip the zip file into the root of the active JAWS directory where
you made the change to the jfw.ini file.

3. Restart JAWS and it should now be speaking from the sound card you
wanted.

4. If not, make sure the entries are correct in the jfw.ini file and
that your sound card is indeed installed correctly. Most audio and music
production
software allows you to select a sound device for it as well, so it can
use one sound card while JAWS uses another.

Information found at:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_support/BulletinView.cfm?QC=432

Good luck!

----- Original Message ----- From: "tribble" <lauraeaves@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <blind-windows@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 2:57 AM
Subject: [blind-windows] Re: Two sound cards in a lap top?


I have an external sound card for my laptop, which I bought when my
blind-in
card stopped working. I believe you can use either it or the bultin one
or
both. I haven't used it in a while though, so don't remember how it was set up. And now I have a new laptop and the external one is somewhere in
my
ever growing hardware heap.
Anyway, I know I have seen threads on other blind lists about channeling
jaws speech into a separate sound device -- not an external synth.  If
you
find out how it's done maybe you can share.
--le

----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann byrne" <annakb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blind-windows@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 9:41 PM
Subject: [blind-windows] Two sound cards in a lap top?


Can a person buy a second sound card for a lap top, so that JAWS goes
into the head set and music goes to the speakers???

I realize that would depend a lot on the lap top, but if there were
an extra slot ... It would have to be a special card, right?  Small.?

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