Re: JAWS 12 & USB Flash Drives for BARD book machines

thanks, do you know about that kindle reader that I was asking about it suppose 
to read the amazone books so evcen blind person can listen to it.
Zdenek

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Adrian Spratt 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2010 12:04 AM
  Subject: RE: JAWS 12 & USB Flash Drives for BARD book machines


  No, you can't. But contact CNIB for book availability in Canada. If I'm not 
mistaken, they went digital before the US.



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  From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Zdenek Vopat
  Sent: Friday, November 26, 2010 3:31 PM
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: Re: JAWS 12 & USB Flash Drives for BARD book machines


  Hello guys:
  do you know if I can use BARD if I am not US citizen nor permanent resident? 
For the record I am citizen of the Czech Republic and permanent resident of 
Canada.
  Many thanks.
  Zdenek

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Adrian Spratt 
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Friday, November 26, 2010 8:04 PM
    Subject: RE: JAWS 12 & USB Flash Drives for BARD book machines


    Humility begets humility. I'll answer to the extent I can, and no doubt 
others will add. 

    The fit into the port is universal.  

     The main concern about flash drives is that you purchase one that is 
blank. Some have  software   pre installed that requires  an Internet download 
to remove. 

     Besides a flash drive, I use an SD card that is inserted to a small device 
called a reader that, in turn, is inserted into one of your computer's USB 
ports.  This arrangement is slightly smaller than my flash drive, but both 
stick out of the DTB machine's side. NLS has acknowledged this is a design 
defect resulting from its incorrect assumption that users would be relying on 
NLS's cartridges. 

    If you have a problem fitting either a flash drive or SD card/reader combo 
into a USB port on your computer, consider buying a USB hub. You insert the 
hub's small USB plug into the PC and then place the hub, with its several 
ports, in a more open space set apart from your PC.  

    For flash drives and SD cards,  Kingston is a recognized brand I've been 
told to trust, and experience confirms it. I purchased my flash drive from 
Radio Shack, but had to go through quite a process to remove the software. If 
you buy yours from Radio Shack, again, make sure it is blank.

    Price is a moving target. The larger the drive, the cheaper the memory. My 
SD cards are all 8 gigs, and they work fine. 

    NLS states that a 1-gig cartridge carries 92 hours of listening. I assume 
that ratio also applies to thumb drives and SD cards.

     BARD  has an  FAQ at:  

     https://nlsbard.loc.gov/NLS/FAQ.html

    
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    From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
Of Dave Mitchell
    Sent: Friday, November 26, 2010 1:28 PM
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: Re: JAWS 12 & USB Flash Drives for BARD book machines

    Thanks. I was wondering what brand to consider if important and is there a 
rule of thumb for price per gig. Also as this device will protrude from the 
player, are there ones that are compact enough so as to avoid unnecessary 
bumping and the like. Lastly, is the fit into the port universal? As I often 
freely admit, I'm too stupid to own this computer. <G> Mitch
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Adrian Spratt
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sent: Friday, November 26, 2010 11:14 AM
    Subject: RE: JAWS 12 & USB Flash Drives for BARD book machines

    Yes and yes. Any specific questions? the process works well. (I'm a JAWS 11 
user, but I assume JAWS 12 acts no differently in this instance.)

    
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    From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
Of Dave Mitchell
    Sent: Friday, November 26, 2010 12:01 PM
    To: JAWS Help
    Subject: JAWS 12 & USB Flash Drives for BARD book machines

    Greetings: Does anyone have experience with their desktop computer and a 
USB flash drive for the BARD book machine? Further, will JAWS 12 announce 
simple navigation to this drive when properly installed?

    I am using the cartridge method at the moment but am looking for 
recommendations for a good value in a reliable flash drive to enable increased 
storage.

    Thanks for any guidance and tips. Best Holiday Wishes, Mitch There comes a 
time in every man's life and I've had plenty of 'em - Casey Stengel

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