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Do you think the Internet is for everyone? Graphic, graphic, unlabeled buttons, and more still rule the Internet today

I started on the Internet way back in the early 90s before graphics became a thing for the Internet. I’m sure that there could have been small little icons made for Dos that could’ve appeared, but it wasn’t a big deal. Links were numbered, and it was easy to navigate.

Fast forward to the windows age, and graphics started. Using a screen reader myself as I do every day, I admire an article like this. We covered the Dominos case and I know the person named in the article that filed that suit.

In this wired piece entitled The Internet Is for Everyone, Right? Not With a Screen Reader is a great article. The subheading says:

Blind users have been fighting for a more inclusive web for over 20 years. Are lawsuits like the one against Domino’s going to make a difference?

I’m unsure at this time if this suit will have implications on whether the Internet will change. This goes on way beyond ordering a pizza.

This article talks about someone finding out that clothing stores are closed, and that everything is going to go online. That is all well and good if the images are labeled correctly so we know what they are and can make an informed decision on what we’re buying.

When I last baught a fanny pack, I asked my person who comes to assist me to look at the various options where he can see the pictures. I told him which ones based on description I didn’t want, and we picked one and I made the purchase through amazon. While Amazon is usually pretty good with their buttons to buy and the like, there are still sites tha don’t do this.

When I learned how to code, I learned how I can make my images have alt text or alternitive text. Take the following code taken from MENVI’s web site.

I have the image tag, the path to the file, and alternitive text in a piece of code. It’s described below.

The first tag is the center tag to tell the browser that I want to center the logo on to the page. Then the image tag and the pointer to the file. After that, I have “alt equals” and in quotation marks a small description of the image. This is a sample, and it can be used as a sample for you to describe your images.

If you want to see the code, contact me, as I tried to get it in place but it didn’t show the code based on how I understand how to do this. I’ll be happy to share it!

Buttons are harder, I use a standard button with the input type for submitting and resetting the form. I have sample code to make images clickable links, if I were to do that, but I’d rather be simple.

One of the things I had trouble with was my edit boxes weren’t working right. I would tab around and nothing would read. I was sent information about titles within edit boxes, and now I use them within the forms of my site.

As you can see, I have even taken the steps as a blind web master to make sure I learn how this is done as I don’t want to have a site I can’t even use. It doesn’t benefit me or my visitors, especially through MENVI. MENVI has blind and sighted people, and I need to make it accessible for all.

Have you read this wired article and what have you thought of it? Have any other ideas if you’ve looked at my site(s) that I can learn? I’d love to hear from you, so do contact me, register and comment, and make that voice be heard. We’re all in this together, let the learning begin!Read the article, because it’ll be an eye opener on how the technology works. Don’t be afraid to close your eyes and picture what is written.

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Here is some apple news, IOS 14.2, Watch OS 7.1 and more

Hello folks,

In a duel release which was posted later in the afternoon or early evening since I looked at Apple Vis last, indicate that IOS 14.2 and watch OS 7.1 have all been released.

As previously blogged both on this blog and elsewhere on the Internet, this release does confirm the new detect people feature which sounds quite interesting. For that, you must have the latest IOS with the latest Iphone 12 that came out this year.

Besides that, IOS release notes indicate a bunch of emogies as well as notations from AppleVis in regards to fixes for voice over and braille users. One of the fixes was dealing with the last page of apps and going to the app library which was not supposed to happen. Read the IOS post for more.

In the watch OS post linked above, they talk about TVOS and other releases including the Mac which got an update for supplemental releases. Please view the post there to see what may impact you.

I’ll see if I can find time within the coming days to update my phone to IOS 14.2 and we’ll see what happens.

Thanks so much for reading!

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Apple announces a one more thing event for November 10th

Just posted today an apple event for November 10th where a new possible Mac computer, headphones, and anything else might be announced at this one more thing event next Tuesday. To read Apple Vis’s post on this, Apple Announces “One More Thing” Event for 10 November is the blog post, nothing in phones though. Let us see what happens with this one.

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Apple Adding Customizable People Detection Capability to LiDAR-Equipped iPhones and iPad Pro with Upcoming Releases of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2

Apple Vis is having a blog post about the up coming IOS 14.2 which is not available to us yet. I read this blog post which i’m using for my title and this sounds quite interesting. Too bad I don’t have a 12, as I needed a phone earlier this year as my phone pretty much died. Want to read more about the new potential features of IOS 14.2 to soon be released? Apple Adding Customizable People Detection Capability to LiDAR-Equipped iPhones and iPad Pro with Upcoming Releases of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 is the blog over at apple vis, and this should get interesting.

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IOS 14.1 is now available bringing fixes and potential new bugs

I’ve just been notified that IOS 14.1 is now out and it fixes some things that were mentioned in 14’s release. However, this release also may bring new bugs. I’ll be lookking to upgrade when it is convenient for me, but i want to get the word out that this is now available.

To learn more, please check the apple vis blog: Apple Releases iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1 with VoiceOver Fixes and Support for New iPhone Models and thanks for reading!

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IOS 14 is coming, looks like its going to get very interesting

Looks like with all of what is going on in this world, software releases are looking like they’re on schedule. In this post, I’m going to link to a couple of posts that talk about IOS 14.

The first one is called What’s New in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 for Blind and Deaf-Blind Users and is packed with tons of information that might be of interest.

Noteably, I like the messages feature within this post whereby you can now see by headings that you can find your place within a conversation.

I also like the idea of the image recognition updates, and it sounds promising.


The second post, The Accessibility Bugs Introduced and Resolved in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 for Blind and Low Vision Users will also be posted within this blog post. The list is posted by serious, minor, and moderate. This should be reviewed to determine whether it is worth upgrading or not.

I am not sure about some of these bugs because I’ve never used some of these functions whether it is 14 or not. There is new functionality in the first blog which is discussed and its also discussed here some of the issues. The good news, is that there are not major serious bugs. You should look at this list to determine if this effects you.


Hope everyone is well, and finds this of interest. Looks like IOS 14 will be available on September 16th. Have fun!

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A petition on lowering the cost of an iphone for the disabled? Let’s discuss

Hello folks,

I was perusing the applevis web site and while I saw this post some days ago, I never really read it. The post I’m going to link to is a petition asking Apple to lower the price of their devices for people with disabilities.

While the Iphone S.E. 2020 is roughly $400 compared to other models of phones, some of the commenters did talk about buying the phone through a monthly plan.

My family invested in two new phones this year just before Covid-19 hit. Do you know what we did? We put the cost of the phones on the current bill, and the bill is getting paid.

There should be no reason why we as a disabled community should ask for the lowering of the price of the phone, especially when we can already use several methods such as the apple care program or the carrier plan to pay for the use of the device.

I do understand the one commenter who talked about developing countries who struggle with basic necessities. While the point is spot on, and even Blind Access Journal’s Darrell Shandrow even said no to this. He has been promoting petitions that would be fair for accessibility change, and without even reading the petion on the initial post to be linked, this just tells me that the person posting just wants another handout.

The problem with the blind community as a whole is that people want free handouts. If I can’t afford it, I just can’t have it!

I once never went to Fresh Books, and said “I can’t afford it, but I want you to give me free service because I’m blind, and oh BTW, your service isn’t accessible.” No! I didn’t do this. I took the chalenge to see if I could do it, then got a Freshbooks person on the phone to discuss how we can make their product better.

Because of my willingness to report these issues, and a company who now ports at least 5 million and counting customers, this company showed me that they want this to work for everyone and I know that blind people are working with Freshbooks on a daily basis.

This petition sickens me and I don’t have to read it to know that it smells bad. No, I’m not calling it a scam. I don’t want to go that far. I do understand that people can’t afford a product or service you want, but you can’t expect companies to bend backwards for you because you’re disabled.

The only reason why we have NLS Bard is because the government is providing it as a service to us. All we have to do is show proof of reading disability through a doctor or other health professional who is qualified. That is all. That’s why I’m a Learning Ally member, because my family paid the money and I have a life time membership there.

I’m sure that I’ll once again pay for Freshbooks, even though I had paid them before. I’ll need to do that as the free service has come to an end.

If you want to read the apple vis forum topic about this petition, you may. Here is the forum topic: A petition asking Apple to consider discounts for people with disabilities. for you to check out. Feel free to register and comment on this. Registration is free, and if you can’t do it, contact one of the admins and we’ll be happy to give you a hand. Thanks so much for reading.

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Time to get your M-braille On

After some time away, M-braille is back and working for those of us who like it. I like it because i can hear what I’ve typed. While I’ve used braille screen input, my hands prefer the ease of m-braille and what it has to offer.

I know a lot of people were wondering what was going on, and nobody knew until now. I saw the update to m-braille yesterday in my update list. I’m now using the iphone 11, and it works great on it with the new update and IOS 14.0.1.

I thought i’d take this opportunity of letting people know that it seems to be working now, so go get it and enjoy!

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Yahoo! Groups to close on December 15, 2020

I can’t believe this news, although some of us have used this and Topica for years. Topica closed their free service with no email to us free users, and now they brand themselves as one of the paid options for mail delivery.

Now, I can dispose of my email lists page, as those lsists I was trying to promote for subscribers to join.

Yahoo! has this post on their help pages and I as well as Shaun will be talking about our experiences with these services on a future edition of the technology podcast.

We’re sad that these services have gone, but the sad fact is, that companys need to make money. Providing a free service is nice, but between the abuse through the years, and the decline as the announcement I read had said, it may not be that effective anymore. Topica didn’t let us list owners know, and they monitored that list.

Now, to go to work on that page, i suppose.

Have you used the service? Want to send me a file with your experiences between either service? You can use dropbox, google drive, sendspace, your own web server, or even my sendspace dropbox and I’ll have it played. You can go in to as much or little detail as you wish.

If you put contact info, make sure its something you want to be given out, and if you want to be identified, put in a name you want to be used if you use a name other than your own. You don’t have to even put any contact info or name if you don’t want, the choice is yours.

The page has a question and answer format which pops out and is accessible.

Thanks for reading, and make it a great day.

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Here is some Google news for you guys … Accessibility news with Docs and more

I finally got around to reading a post on Blind Bargains talking about a Google announcement. Reading the lengthy list of articles around the web came across this Tech Crunch article Google Docs is now easier for visually impaired users to navigate which is cool. Now if they only made it work with Firefox and Jaws? That is completely broken, and for me to utalize that, I have to copy the URL then open chrome to get it to work. Freedom Scientific was not interested in having this fixed. While I have Chrome and know how to use it, I shouldn’t be forced to change browsers just to get it to work.

To be fair though, Anchor and firefox is somewhat broken and so is Mixcloud. I’ve got a mixcloud account but forget to upload there. I used to do that all the time, but have been lackluster at that. I figure if I upload to Anchor using Chrome, while I’m doing that, I should upload to the other.

Besides that article which made me want to blog about Google, here is Blind Bargains September 30 rundown on what this event was and all of the very interesting headlines. Maybe Googlers may find this resource of interest. Thanks for reading!

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NFB newsline 3.0 with KNFB basic included

Hello Folks, just received the following Email today through NFB. I’m passing this along for everyone, and I hope that it is of value. While I have the full KNFB reader app, as well as others, this may be of value for those who don’t have anything and need something like this and are subscribed to newsline.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

NFB-NEWSLINE Mobile 3.0 with KNFB Reader Basic Released

Free iOS App Now Available

The National Federation of the Blind has released version 3.0 of NFB-NEWSLINE Mobile to the Apple App Store. The brand new, redesigned app not only allows subscribers to access all of the content available through NFB-NEWSLINE from their iPhone, iPad, or other iOS device, but includes a free basic version of the KNFB Reader mobile app. NFB-NEWSLINE Mobile includes these features and much more:

KNFB Reader Basic, a free version of KNFB Reader with the core functions necessary to quickly scan any printed text – just point, shoot, and read!

The ability to share articles from publications in the breaking news category to social media channels.

Multiple customization options to organize, save, and manage both NFB-NEWSLINE content and documents scanned with KNFB Reader Basic.

NFB-NEWSLINE Mobile 3.0 is fully accessible with VoiceOver so that users can hear content read aloud or read it in Braille with a connected refreshable Braille display or notetaker, making the app ideal for blind and deafblind users.

“We are pleased and proud that NFB-NEWSLINE Mobile 3.0 – a technology solution created by blind people for blind people – is now a one-stop destination for access to all kinds of information, including printed text,” said Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. “Having instant access to the information we need wherever we go helps all blind and deafblind people live the lives we want.”

David DeNotaris, who participated in beta testing of the app, said: “As a husband/father, entrepreneur and elected school board director, access to print information is crucial! NFB-NEWSLINE provides me with fast, reliable and accessible local, state, national and international breaking news and information at my fingertips! At a recent school board meeting, a document was distributed in print with updated guidance that needed to be considered prior to a vote later in the evening. I used my NFB-NEWSLINE app to quickly and discreetly snap a picture and listen to the document through my earbuds, take some notes, ask questions and make an informed decision. NFB-NEWSLINE helps me stay connected, empowering me to contribute on our local school board and compete in our global economy, allowing me to fit in, not sit out. Thank you NFB-NEWSLINE team, you are #DifferenceMakers!”

For more information about the NFB-NEWSLINE service and the new mobile app, please visit nfb.org/programs-services/nfb-newsline.


The tech blog is passing this on for people to know about, and I hope it is of value. Thanks so much for reading!

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Apple updates 1 week later

After the release of IOS, watch and Mac updates, the respective platforms are updated. This apple vis post covers all of what is new. I was tipped off by perusing the forums over on Dice World and it was mentioned there.

We are unaware of whether it fixes any of the blindness issues found in IOS 14 just a week ago.

For now, I plan on staying on IOS 13.7 unless my phone is ready for an update. This is my only device, and I am not in any hurry to update it at this time.

Have you found anything of interest with IOS 14.01? Want to submit your own updates to the tech podcast? Please feel free to do so, and I’ll be sure to include it.

You can submit audio via Dropbox Transfer or We Transfer or any other service that allows you to share files. You can send me a link to my tech email address. If you have other contact info, you may use that.

Check out the apple vis post for any update to whether blindness related issues are fixed. Thanks for reading!

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APPLE watch 7

I didn’t see this when perusing Apple Vis on Wednesday, and am seeing it now as I peruse. Info on Apple watch 7 can be found. Since I’m not an apple watch user, I do not have experience with this, so someone else will have to let the blog know what they think. Enjoy!

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Braille Note Touch gets updated, signing in to Google is possible

Hello folks,

Checking in with Blind Bargains this morning, I found something that might be of interest if you use the Braille Note plus note taker. It has gotten updated to sign in to Google using the O-Auth protocol as well as reading PDF files directly by extracting the text from the file.

I know that a lot of PDF files are images, so how would that work if that was the case? It doesn’t say.

To read more, here’s the blind bargains post: Software update for the BrailleNote Touch Plus adds pdf support, sign in with google, and more is the article, and I hope that this is of value.

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Jaws August Edition now out

The August Edition of Jaws is now out. Most of the following has been covered in the upcoming podcast for the tech podcast, I did miss just a couple of items.


Enhancements in JAWS 2020.2008.24 (August 2020)
The following is a list of improvements made between the June 2020 release and the August 2020 update.
To download the latest release, visit the
Downloads web page.
You must be logged on as an administrator to install this software.

• Once you have installed this August 2020 update, the English language versions will now include notification of official releases of new versions such
as the 2021 release coming out later this year. When you check for updates using the English versions of JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion, major updates will
now also appear in the list once they are released. If your license is authorized to run the new version, the update can be installed. Otherwise, the update
is shown along with a message stating that a license renewal is required for use of this new version to work in other than 40 minute mode.
• Resolved an issue reading Tables in Microsoft Word 365 where JAWS was reporting “table” at the beginning of each row as you navigated by line.
• Resolved an issue with navigating tables in Chrome reported by Google where cells containing the ColSpan (column span) attribute were causing issues
when navigating by cell.
• Resolved an issue in Microsoft Word where text that was previously hidden and then unhidden, was not being read using speech.
• In Chrome and Edge, resolved an issue where selecting text from Right to Left was very sluggish in edit controls.
• Resolved an issue where HTML controls that started with punctuation were not reading as expected.
• Resolved an issue in Internet Explorer reported by SSA where JAWS was not honoring the language tags in ARIA live regions.
• Updated the Help Topic for Microsoft Edge to reflect support based on the latest Edge Chromium browser.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS was overly verbose when tabbing to a Video Player on web pages in Chrome and Firefox.
• Resolved a reported issue where Mouse Echo in Excel was too verbose, especially when moving the mouse across empty cells. These improvements make mouse
navigation with Fusion much better.
• When using Google Docs with Chrome, resolved an issue reported by Google where pressing the ALT key to access the Docs menu would sometimes unexpectedly
open the Chrome menu instead.
• Posted a TSN on the support pages for JAWS and Fusion customers using the latest version of Skype from Microsoft. A problem has been introduced with
this update which causes our software to stop reading correctly. The work around is to activate the menu with the ALT key, and then press ESC to leave
the menu and return to Skype. The issue has been reported to Microsoft and we anticipate it will be resolved in the near future.
• Resolved reported issues in Google Sheets where accurate column or row headings were not always being reported as expected while navigating.
• Resolved a reported issue in Libre Office where JAWS and Fusion would fail to read every other line after opening a document that was previously edited
and saved.
• Resolved issues reading prior messages in Zoom meetings and webinars using the JAWS commands, CTRL+1 through 0.
• Updated scripts and Help files provided by Corel Corp with changes to improve support for WordPerfect.
• Resolved problems where JAWS Personalized Web settings, accessed in Quick Settings (INSERT+V), were not saving and loading correctly. Personalized Web
Settings allow you to customize JAWS settings for a particular website. For example, if you have a particular page where you do not want JAWS to Automatically
read, you can make that change apply only for the specific domain rather than global.
• Added updated Braille display drivers tested and provided by Humanware to support new Braille devices shipping as of August 2020.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading the ALT Text for Graphics in both Chrome and Edge. Previously, JAWS was reading the Title.
• In Chrome and Edge, JAWS now relies on the “layout-guess” attribute to determine when a table is a layout or data table. Previously, JAWS could make
mistakes when the browser’s zoom level was very high, such as 200%.
• Resolved a reported issue in Outlook where pressing CTRL+E to access the Search option on the ribbon, would not work as expected when the JAWS Virtual
Ribbons were enabled.
• Resolved an issue in Word 365 where JAWS would announce “misspelled” on each character instead of when you first encounter the misspelling when JAWS
is configured to detect spelling errors as you navigate.
• Resolved an issue where navigating to www.kmiz.com using Chrome was causing a hang in JAWS as it was attempting to process this site.
• Resolved an issue with the new Braille Viewer where “Computer Braille” was being announced under certain circumstances when navigating in Outlook.
• Added a Topic to the Help System to include all Layered Keystrokes. Previously, only the Table Layer commands were included.
• Added 8 Dot Braille Translation Table for Dutch.


For complete information about how to get your update, go to this jaws page for complete details.

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Blind bargains puts up newsy things, there may be something for everyone

Good day everyone,

Blind Bargains usually runs a weekly podcast. There are two different categories of news, one for blindness related and assistive stuff, and some other tech news. Some may be in the Security Landscape.

This post is a couple of days old and I’m now seeing it. If you’re on either podcast, and you find sonething you want to talk about or me for the security box, feel free to send me the article in question.

This is the Blind Bargains post: BBQ In Review: A pile of news to smooth things over until our next podcast is the article. The last podcast as you remember featured me in the middle of the program. I’ve not yet checked out the program in full, but I need to.

If there is anything in this list, please let me know. I look forward in hearing from you!

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Firefox upgrades, fixes in the works and a great fix for Jaws users

Hello everyone,

I was having issues accessing some sites including this blog’s posting page after upgrading to 78.0.1 some time ago.

I got interested in what was new as I saw it pop up just now as I wanted to go check something out and saw that firefox was updated.

Here’s what is fixed in version 79.

  • Various security fixes.
  • Several crashes while using a screen reader were fixed, including a frequently encountered crash when using the JAWS screen reader.
  • Firefox Developer Tools received significant fixes allowing screen reader users to benefit from some of the tools that were previously inaccessible.
  • SVG title and desc elements (labels and descriptions) are now correctly exposed to assistive technology products such as screen readers.

Want to read the entire release notes? Please head on over to the firefox release notes page for the full details.

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What is the state of Antivirus today? Is it about dead?

I read an email now twice, and it made me think the first time about the status of whether it is worth using Antivirus software. Companys like Eset, Trend Micro, and Norton are household names in this industry. Recently, I got an email from someone who wanted me to link to Eset in a piece I ran way back many years ago. I normally don’t do this because people don’t go back that far, but the email I got from Shaun got me to think.

I really like the way Trend Micro worked when I used it. It blocked things that were potentially harmful, and I could still view the portions of the page that were safe. If the entire web site was bad, they let you know! They’ve got a vast network and use the cloud to help keep you safe by proactively blocking bad URL’s or web sites as its been known.

I’ve also used Norton and Eset, and both were good in their time. While I’m not going to say one way or another whether any of these products are good today, I know that Windows Defender is not. I know this because I purposely downloaded a file I knew was bad. This program never picked it off. I think I deleted it now, but if Defender is to be good, it would know about this potential file because it came from an email claiming that I had an invoice, or some such thing.

In 2017, I wrote a very interesting blog post Antivirus and the disabled computer user where I ask the question of what is accessible out there. Two different products came out and none were products like Eset or even Trend Micro. I did download home, and never installed it.

In recent discussions, someone who does a technology show on the mix indicated I should get Malware Bytes. I’ve never used it, but the feedback I got indicated that it was accessible, and I’ve been contemplating downloading it.

In June 2020, I got the following Email from Shaun which sparked me thinking about this again, and I told the person I’d put a link to eset in to a post after thoroughly reviewing the following email.

Hi.

Got this from another list I am lerking on.

Reviewing the windows release info there is something about avast.

What scares me is that avast own avg now.

So your supposed security software can smash your system to bits now.

You know I am so happy I no longer use security software bar windows defender with many excludes.

I do have and run from time to time malwarebytes but if this is the state of security software, then I’d rather get a virus, or hacked, or have to pay
a ransom.

I read the forums linked to from one of the posts and several others in the same vain and many people have had their systems completely destroyed.

Its a shame I have to say that, but maybe our security companies are getting to greedy on things.

Some of these guys that got hit actually payed for this shit, guess they won’t be coming back.

Not without reformatting and reinstalling everything at any rate which is what I would do.

I am surprised no one is suing over this, I’d at least want my money back and would never go back.

So pleased I quit the comercial security suite thing back in 2007.

My friend or at least one of them and his family are still wedded to norton.

After hearing all this, its really stopped me trusting any security suite or any anti anything software period at least all thirdparty things.

I’ll take passive preventitive protection and on demand protection but all these active defence live protections seem to be more trouble than they are
worth.

In my case it works but I have had to exclude so much of my drive from the viruses thing I may as well not bother running something like security.

And if microsoft gets really annoyed its starts saying system files that don’t exist have issues.

So far these are programs I can do without but I still get mad at all this.

In 2007 when it was accessibility it wasn’t to bad, it only got really bad in 2012 and didn’t get really bad till the end of last year beginning of this
year.

I first noticed it after symantech got norton back in 2003, before that I actually used things and they worked.

The forwarded message links to two links about Windows 10 version 2004.

The first, Windows 10, version 2004 and Windows Server, version 2004 Known Issues and the second Resolved issues in Windows 10, version 2004 and Windows Server, version 2004. On the accessibility front, Blind Bargains posted Windows 10 2004 is Available; Narrator Gets Improved Web and Outlook Support, Even Firefox Compatibility on June 11th.

All of this is great, but what about the security software? Where does it stand with all of this? I don’t want to use inferior software that is not accessible enough to use to set up or even use if it does detect a problem.

Is MSE the best we can do? Windows Defender? Please sound off!

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Dice World gets blocking feature, ability to unblock

Dice World’s developer recently released an update to their popular Dice World game with the capability of blocking people easier and a management system to undo the block should you have made a mistake and blocked the wrong person.

This is a step in the right direction, and it works across the board, forums and games, based on my knowledge of how it works.

Recently, I’ve talked about Dice World in a different light where people have gone to the platform asking for money, dates, personal information, and the like. The blocking system is great for those who utalize it, and I’m sure that it’ll be utalized inappropriately too by users who block just to block with really no knowledge on why they’re doing it except they feel the person is Spam.

There are different types of spammers, ones that go after information, the other that just is annoying. What Dice World’s program needs are moderators who can clear out the personal information crap, assist in any question answering, and help report the bugs directly to the developers of the application.

Running a platform one handed so to speak is hard. I understand there is one developer now, and he’s doing the best he can. With Coppa a big concern, we’ve got more problems now than we’ve had before with the edition of the forums.

I’ve penned several articles on Dice World, but this one entitled Hands Off Dice World, we don’t want you here links to various articles including an earlier blog post and other relevant info.

My goal on this post is to update you on steps you can take which now includes blocking any suspicious activity on the forums so the actors can’t contact you. This is a great step and is praised. Thoughts?

To unblock anyone, just go to your settings, blocking, and if you have people, there should be options to unblock.

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WWDC, it went virtual, and a lot is out there

As I’ve stated, I’m trying to catch up on blog posting, and the recent news has been on WWDC, Apple’s June event. While i taped a podcast with Blind Bargains, they were delayed with WWDC and its big this year.

First, I went to see what Apple Vis had on the topic. Not disappointing me, they did, and it is very detailed. WWDC 2020: New Software and Fresh Chips is the blog post and mehgcap, the author of the blog, did a great job on this one. It is very detailed, and hey! I really like the idea of the car key idea. We won’t be using it, but I happen to agree that it is a cool feature! We’ll have to see how it works in practice.

Next, Blind Bargains has two items that is of value. They cover some voice over specific IOS stuff in their blog post entitled #WWDC: VoiceOver Gains New Image Description Capabilities among other Changes. Their other item is Blind Bargains Qast 211: WWDC Goes 2 11. While I was penciled in for 211, Its OK to be put off as this event is a big event and the podcast linked here has tons of links to various other pages around the web that might be of interest.

I hope this is of value to you, and thanks so much for reading the blog!

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