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Re: Zoom Acting Crazy After 5.7.7 Release #zoom

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

Julie

Look at Louise's post in this thread on how to check for updates. Zoom, at least in its desktop app, will force an update if none has been done in the previous nine months. When you log into Zoom, if there is an update available, it will be either a mandatory or optional update. You have to install the mandatory update before proceeding. Optional updates are minor revisions to the app. 
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Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Zoom Acting Crazy After 5.7.7 Release #zoom

John Woodgate
 

So one bug was an electronic horse-fly!

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On 2021-09-12 23:44, Tony Ferack wrote:
It's almost funny that the release notes for Zoom V 5.7.8 says "Minor bug fixes".  The problems that were experienced were a real pain.
Tony

On Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 9:14 PM Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter <akatsura@...> wrote:
If anyone experienced problems after updating to Zoom version 5.7.7, Zoom released 5.7.8, which seems to fix all the crazies that happened after the .7 update. Issues ran the gamut from freezing, random blocks of various colors appearing on the screen, unable to control anything within the Zoom environment, including leaving the meeting. The latest release came on Friday, 9/10. From what I and others experienced, this seemed to affect PC users. 
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Alan Katsura
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Moderator HLAA Tech Group

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Re: Zoom Acting Crazy After 5.7.7 Release #zoom

Tony Ferack
 

It's almost funny that the release notes for Zoom V 5.7.8 says "Minor bug fixes".  The problems that were experienced were a real pain.
Tony


On Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 9:14 PM Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter <akatsura@...> wrote:
If anyone experienced problems after updating to Zoom version 5.7.7, Zoom released 5.7.8, which seems to fix all the crazies that happened after the .7 update. Issues ran the gamut from freezing, random blocks of various colors appearing on the screen, unable to control anything within the Zoom environment, including leaving the meeting. The latest release came on Friday, 9/10. From what I and others experienced, this seemed to affect PC users. 
--
Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Zoom Acting Crazy After 5.7.7 Release #zoom

Char Sivertson, CA <charlenesivertson@...>
 

I have to check for updates every time I Zoom since they are doing so many of them, It is weird that there is no auto update or auto notification of updates in Zoom. Weird.

Char

On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 11:43 AM Louise Smith <lsmith77025@...> wrote:
I use the "check for updates" feature.
Open Zoom
Click on your picture / your profile
image.png
See "Check for Updates" 4 from the bottom.
I do have a "paid" version at the lowest level.

Louise Smith



On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 11:48 AM Julie Olson HLAA in Wisconsin/Appleton <julieo@...> wrote:

Thank you Alan. We have used both Google Meets and Zoom during the past 2 years. We’ve decided to purchase the Zoom Pro program for the chapter because it just seems to work better for us.  Admittedly, it has taken time and practice to figure out how to use it the best possible way, but we’re very happy with it.  In fact, our non-brand specific Cochlear Implant support group has decided to use it regularly, rather than go back to in person meetings. It’s been extremely helpful to bring in people from outlying areas.

 

Our regional technical college has started offering ‘senior’ programs for people who want to learn more about Zoom before hopping on board. We hope that will help. We have lost some members during the pandemic crisis, but have gained some as well. We look forward to holding in person meetings as soon as we can, but I believe we will also incorporate some meetings on Zoom each year so we can expand our program possibilities and extend our outreach.

 

That said, it’s been interesting. I attended the meeting last week where you had problems with Zoom. It was definitely interesting to see that happen at a meeting held by the very people in California who have been such leaders in using Zoom. (Thank you for that, by the way.)  We’ve had our glitches. I’ve closed a meeting by hitting the wrong ‘button’. We’ve found that we have to teach and re teach a lot of things, but in the end it has been well worth it.

 

Thank you for staying on top of this for all of us.   One question:  I’ve not been able to upgrade my Zoom account unless I get a message from Zoom to do so.  That happens fairly often, and I do update when I get that message.  I tried to find a way to upgrade by going into the Zoom site, but did not find a way to do that.  Any thoughts on that?

 

Again, thank you for all you do out there. So glad we have the means to communicate via the internet.  LOL. I go way back to the 80s as a member of the national SHHH Board of Trustees when we had to use regular mail between meetings to communicate. Eventually e-mail was available but so many people refused to try it. A few people even dropped off the board because of this. For those of us who worked to learn it, it streamlined everything we were doing…as you can imagine. Hard to sit back and realize all that has occurred electronically since the good old days!

 

Julie Olson

HLAA in Wisconsin

 

From: HLAATech@... <HLAATech@...> On Behalf Of Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 8:14 PM
To: HLAATech@...
Subject: [HLAATech] Zoom Acting Crazy After 5.7.7 Release #zoom

 

If anyone experienced problems after updating to Zoom version 5.7.7, Zoom released 5.7.8, which seems to fix all the crazies that happened after the .7 update. Issues ran the gamut from freezing, random blocks of various colors appearing on the screen, unable to control anything within the Zoom environment, including leaving the meeting. The latest release came on Friday, 9/10. From what I and others experienced, this seemed to affect PC users. 
--
Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Zoom Acting Crazy After 5.7.7 Release #zoom

Louise Smith
 

I use the "check for updates" feature.
Open Zoom
Click on your picture / your profile
image.png
See "Check for Updates" 4 from the bottom.
I do have a "paid" version at the lowest level.

Louise Smith



On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 11:48 AM Julie Olson HLAA in Wisconsin/Appleton <julieo@...> wrote:

Thank you Alan. We have used both Google Meets and Zoom during the past 2 years. We’ve decided to purchase the Zoom Pro program for the chapter because it just seems to work better for us.  Admittedly, it has taken time and practice to figure out how to use it the best possible way, but we’re very happy with it.  In fact, our non-brand specific Cochlear Implant support group has decided to use it regularly, rather than go back to in person meetings. It’s been extremely helpful to bring in people from outlying areas.

 

Our regional technical college has started offering ‘senior’ programs for people who want to learn more about Zoom before hopping on board. We hope that will help. We have lost some members during the pandemic crisis, but have gained some as well. We look forward to holding in person meetings as soon as we can, but I believe we will also incorporate some meetings on Zoom each year so we can expand our program possibilities and extend our outreach.

 

That said, it’s been interesting. I attended the meeting last week where you had problems with Zoom. It was definitely interesting to see that happen at a meeting held by the very people in California who have been such leaders in using Zoom. (Thank you for that, by the way.)  We’ve had our glitches. I’ve closed a meeting by hitting the wrong ‘button’. We’ve found that we have to teach and re teach a lot of things, but in the end it has been well worth it.

 

Thank you for staying on top of this for all of us.   One question:  I’ve not been able to upgrade my Zoom account unless I get a message from Zoom to do so.  That happens fairly often, and I do update when I get that message.  I tried to find a way to upgrade by going into the Zoom site, but did not find a way to do that.  Any thoughts on that?

 

Again, thank you for all you do out there. So glad we have the means to communicate via the internet.  LOL. I go way back to the 80s as a member of the national SHHH Board of Trustees when we had to use regular mail between meetings to communicate. Eventually e-mail was available but so many people refused to try it. A few people even dropped off the board because of this. For those of us who worked to learn it, it streamlined everything we were doing…as you can imagine. Hard to sit back and realize all that has occurred electronically since the good old days!

 

Julie Olson

HLAA in Wisconsin

 

From: HLAATech@... <HLAATech@...> On Behalf Of Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 8:14 PM
To: HLAATech@...
Subject: [HLAATech] Zoom Acting Crazy After 5.7.7 Release #zoom

 

If anyone experienced problems after updating to Zoom version 5.7.7, Zoom released 5.7.8, which seems to fix all the crazies that happened after the .7 update. Issues ran the gamut from freezing, random blocks of various colors appearing on the screen, unable to control anything within the Zoom environment, including leaving the meeting. The latest release came on Friday, 9/10. From what I and others experienced, this seemed to affect PC users. 
--
Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: Zoom Acting Crazy After 5.7.7 Release #zoom

Julie Olson HLAA in Wisconsin/Appleton
 

Thank you Alan. We have used both Google Meets and Zoom during the past 2 years. We’ve decided to purchase the Zoom Pro program for the chapter because it just seems to work better for us.  Admittedly, it has taken time and practice to figure out how to use it the best possible way, but we’re very happy with it.  In fact, our non-brand specific Cochlear Implant support group has decided to use it regularly, rather than go back to in person meetings. It’s been extremely helpful to bring in people from outlying areas.

 

Our regional technical college has started offering ‘senior’ programs for people who want to learn more about Zoom before hopping on board. We hope that will help. We have lost some members during the pandemic crisis, but have gained some as well. We look forward to holding in person meetings as soon as we can, but I believe we will also incorporate some meetings on Zoom each year so we can expand our program possibilities and extend our outreach.

 

That said, it’s been interesting. I attended the meeting last week where you had problems with Zoom. It was definitely interesting to see that happen at a meeting held by the very people in California who have been such leaders in using Zoom. (Thank you for that, by the way.)  We’ve had our glitches. I’ve closed a meeting by hitting the wrong ‘button’. We’ve found that we have to teach and re teach a lot of things, but in the end it has been well worth it.

 

Thank you for staying on top of this for all of us.   One question:  I’ve not been able to upgrade my Zoom account unless I get a message from Zoom to do so.  That happens fairly often, and I do update when I get that message.  I tried to find a way to upgrade by going into the Zoom site, but did not find a way to do that.  Any thoughts on that?

 

Again, thank you for all you do out there. So glad we have the means to communicate via the internet.  LOL. I go way back to the 80s as a member of the national SHHH Board of Trustees when we had to use regular mail between meetings to communicate. Eventually e-mail was available but so many people refused to try it. A few people even dropped off the board because of this. For those of us who worked to learn it, it streamlined everything we were doing…as you can imagine. Hard to sit back and realize all that has occurred electronically since the good old days!

 

Julie Olson

HLAA in Wisconsin

 

From: HLAATech@... <HLAATech@...> On Behalf Of Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 8:14 PM
To: HLAATech@...
Subject: [HLAATech] Zoom Acting Crazy After 5.7.7 Release #zoom

 

If anyone experienced problems after updating to Zoom version 5.7.7, Zoom released 5.7.8, which seems to fix all the crazies that happened after the .7 update. Issues ran the gamut from freezing, random blocks of various colors appearing on the screen, unable to control anything within the Zoom environment, including leaving the meeting. The latest release came on Friday, 9/10. From what I and others experienced, this seemed to affect PC users. 
--
Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Zoom Acting Crazy After 5.7.7 Release #zoom

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

If anyone experienced problems after updating to Zoom version 5.7.7, Zoom released 5.7.8, which seems to fix all the crazies that happened after the .7 update. Issues ran the gamut from freezing, random blocks of various colors appearing on the screen, unable to control anything within the Zoom environment, including leaving the meeting. The latest release came on Friday, 9/10. From what I and others experienced, this seemed to affect PC users. 
--
Alan Katsura
akatsura@...
Moderator HLAA Tech Group


Re: personal amplifier app?

 

I would love to use Live Listen, but it appears Phonak is the only hearing aid it doesn’t work with.

I tested HeardThat (Which I think is the name.) because they had a free app for people to test it and report to them. I did, and reported. It deadens background noise and works amazingly well. The downside it that there is frequently static.   They agreed and were going to fix it. I said I would report on it again, but when I tried it was no longer free.

Carol Agate

On Sep 7, 2021, at 6:48 PM, Ann Thomas, HLAA Brand Ambassador <athomas@...> wrote:

Has anyone successfully used an app as a personal amplifier?


personal amplifier app?

Ann Thomas, HLAA Brand Ambassador
 

Has anyone successfully used an app as a personal amplifier?


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How to View Award-Winning Hearing Loss Documentary “We Hear You”

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Re: I don’t TYPE very well ! and My Doctor can’t TYPE

Walt Beam, Monterey, CA
 

Denice, Thanks 
 I’m getting my feet wet with Ann Tjomas



On Aug 30, 2021, at 1:07 PM, HLAA Western Colorado <hlaawco@...> wrote:


Walt, there are a couple of ways to get speech to text on a computer. The first is an app that is built into Windows Ease of Access called Speech Recognition. You can als get Dragon NaturallySpeaking which will convert what you say into words. I hope this helps. On your phone, when you are ready to type a message, tap the microphone and it will display what you are saying in words. 

Denice Roberts

On Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 1:22 PM Walt Beam, Monterey, CA <beambythebay@...> wrote:
Dear HLAA  
BUT my Dr. doesn’t need to type !
He speaks !  into  a microphone and
the text gets displayed on the screen !!
That is the  kind of  Speech to Text I want to use.
 Where. Is this??  (This is not about caption)
Why do I have to type with one finger ??
Thank You for reading this. 🎶
Walter Beam   831 402 8966


Re: I don’t TYPE very well ! and My Doctor can’t TYPE

HLAA Western Colorado
 

Walt, there are a couple of ways to get speech to text on a computer. The first is an app that is built into Windows Ease of Access called Speech Recognition. You can als get Dragon NaturallySpeaking which will convert what you say into words. I hope this helps. On your phone, when you are ready to type a message, tap the microphone and it will display what you are saying in words. 

Denice Roberts


On Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 1:22 PM Walt Beam, Monterey, CA <beambythebay@...> wrote:
Dear HLAA  
BUT my Dr. doesn’t need to type !
He speaks !  into  a microphone and
the text gets displayed on the screen !!
That is the  kind of  Speech to Text I want to use.
 Where. Is this??  (This is not about caption)
Why do I have to type with one finger ??
Thank You for reading this. 🎶
Walter Beam   831 402 8966


Re: I don’t TYPE very well ! and My Doctor can’t TYPE

Ann Thomas, CA Diablo Valley Chapter
 

The type of app you are looking for is called an automatic speech recognition (ASR) captioning app. An app using ASR does not require a live Captioner to type what is spoken.


Re: Speech to. Text for iPhones

Glenda Philio
 

Thank you Jaynie. I will pass on that tip. Glenda


On Wed, Aug 25, 2021, 7:41 PM Jaynie Kind, CA Peninsula Chapter <jwkind2000@...> wrote:
Hi Glenda,

Sorry to hear about your daughter’s arm. I have an iMac and bought a mic that plugged into it. When my voice is close to the mic, the captions from speech-to-text are a lot better. 

Yes, my understanding is Olelo is for people with hearing loss. You can google it to confirm. 

Jaynie Kind
Peninsula Chapter

On Aug 25, 2021, at 1:17 PM, Glenda Philio <philiofam@...> wrote:


Is olelo only for people with hearing loss? I'm asking because my daughter recently broke her dominant arm and is having difficulty using her phone/computer for the next 10-12 weeks. I suggested speech to text for emails etc but she thinks it's unreliable. She uses Mac products.

On Tue, Aug 24, 2021, 7:48 PM Carolyn Odio <carolyn@...> wrote:
I am testing olelo for iPhone captions.

Advantage: I like that it captions both sides of the conversation whereas InnoCaption only captions one side of the conversation (incoming).  

Disadvantages: I am finding some downsides of olelo -- as it is fairly new.
1) It does not alert you when you have voicemail (they are working on that...) so you have to check your voicemail on a regular basis.
2) Also I have to do a "workaround" to share the conversation as they don't have that icon to share it. Olelo does provide a transcript showing both sides of the conversation. My workaround is to video record the transcript as I scroll down it--I use "Screenshot" on the Mac to do this. 

But for the moment I am going to stick with olelo as its main advantage is so important to me....especially on important calls like financial, etc.

Here is the website for it:
https://www.machinegenius.com/

--
Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 


Re: Creating Accessible Digital Zoom Meetings – Resource from Inclusion Works #zoom

HLAA Colorado Springs <HLAAColoradoSprings@...>
 

Really helpful information!  Thanks, Wynne. -Vickie

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Wynne Whyman
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 8:27 PM
To: HLAATech@...
Subject: [HLAATech] Creating Accessible Digital Zoom Meetings – Resource from Inclusion Works #zoom

 

Best Known Methods for Creating Accessible Digital Zoom Meetings

Great resource!

https://disabilityin.org/resource/creating-accessible-digital-zoom-meetings-resource-from-inclusion-works/

 


I don’t TYPE very well ! and My Doctor can’t TYPE

Walt Beam, Monterey, CA
 

Dear HLAA  
BUT my Dr. doesn’t need to type !
He speaks !  into  a microphone and
the text gets displayed on the screen !!
That is the  kind of  Speech to Text I want to use.
 Where. Is this??  (This is not about caption)
Why do I have to type with one finger ??
Thank You for reading this. 🎶
Walter Beam   831 402 8966


Re: Speech to. Text for iPhones

Mary Jarrett
 

BothMicrosoft Translate and Otter speech to text would work well, especially with a good microphone. 

Mary Jarrett
MWjarrett@...
(904) 635-6660 cell

On Aug 25, 2021, at 10:41 PM, Jaynie Kind, CA Peninsula Chapter <jwkind2000@...> wrote:


Hi Glenda,

Sorry to hear about your daughter’s arm. I have an iMac and bought a mic that plugged into it. When my voice is close to the mic, the captions from speech-to-text are a lot better. 

Yes, my understanding is Olelo is for people with hearing loss. You can google it to confirm. 

Jaynie Kind
Peninsula Chapter

On Aug 25, 2021, at 1:17 PM, Glenda Philio <philiofam@...> wrote:


Is olelo only for people with hearing loss? I'm asking because my daughter recently broke her dominant arm and is having difficulty using her phone/computer for the next 10-12 weeks. I suggested speech to text for emails etc but she thinks it's unreliable. She uses Mac products.

On Tue, Aug 24, 2021, 7:48 PM Carolyn Odio <carolyn@...> wrote:
I am testing olelo for iPhone captions.

Advantage: I like that it captions both sides of the conversation whereas InnoCaption only captions one side of the conversation (incoming).  

Disadvantages: I am finding some downsides of olelo -- as it is fairly new.
1) It does not alert you when you have voicemail (they are working on that...) so you have to check your voicemail on a regular basis.
2) Also I have to do a "workaround" to share the conversation as they don't have that icon to share it. Olelo does provide a transcript showing both sides of the conversation. My workaround is to video record the transcript as I scroll down it--I use "Screenshot" on the Mac to do this. 

But for the moment I am going to stick with olelo as its main advantage is so important to me....especially on important calls like financial, etc.

Here is the website for it:
https://www.machinegenius.com/

--
Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 


Re: Speech to. Text for iPhones

Ann Thomas, HLAA Brand Ambassador
 

Probably the most popular telephone captioning app for smartphone calls is InnoCaption.
https://innocaption.com

InnoCaption requires an additional telephone number. You can use your regular cellphone number by having your calls forward to your InnoCaption telephone number. 

To use the service you don't have to type anything.

InnoCaption now has a computer option.

Captioning apps for conversations
There are a variety of captioning app options to use for conversations. Of the available options, Ava is the only one that you can maintain social distancing.  It is available for smartphones, computers, online and offline.
https://www.ava.me

We all have our own preferences. You need to experiment with them to determine which one you like the best.


Re: Creating Accessible Digital Zoom Meetings – Resource from Inclusion Works #zoom

Jaynie Kind, CA Peninsula Chapter
 

Thank you Wynne! I agree, this is a great resource! 

Jaynie Kind
Peninsula Chapter

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