Lastpass & RoboBraille

Thanks to all who were able to attend the meeting today.

Here are some links for things I demonstrated.

Lastpass

Lastpass has an installer program that will install the browser add-on automatically to all supported browsers that are on your computer.

To download the installer go to:

https://lastpass.com/download

You’ll need to create a master password, which is all part of creating an account with Lastpass. You can easily interact with Lastpass in your browser by pressing the context or applications key and arrowing up, as the Lastpass items are usually at the bottom of the list. If you need to log in to lastpass there will be an item in the context or applications menu to log in.

Perfect Passwords
LastPass can generate secure passwords, but if you want another source, try Perfect Passwords from grc.com

https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm

I just copy however many characters I need from the three types of passwords presented, then paste them into wherever I need to use one. Its helpful to also paste it into notepad or something else the first time you are using it, just in case something strange happens, as computers are known for and last pass doesn’t capture the password. That way you’ve got the random password and can enter it manually if you need to. Once you’ve got it into lastpass or whichever form of password storage you use, delete that password from notepad, or move it to a flash drive you keep in a safe or secure location.

RoboBraille

http://robobraille.org/

Just select the source of what you want converted and the form will change from there.

Turn around time is pretty good depending on how busy the robo braille service is and what you are asking it to do.

The childrens book I mentioned having converted to audio took several hours overnight.

Steve

NUT Meeting Saturday June 11, 2016, 10:00am – 11:30am

You are invited to the next meeting of Northland Users of Technology.
Saturday June 11, 2016, 10:00am – 11:30am
Hy-Vee Club Room
5330 NW 64th Street
Kansas City, MO 64151
Store: 816-505-1311

Please join us for friendly conversation about technology and how it helps those who are blind and visually impaired. We are an unstructured group with no membership fees, officers, or bylaws. We are about getting together to talk with each other in person and enjoying yummy food.

Bring yourself and bring a friend. There is no requirement that people have a visual impairment or any level of knowledge about technology. We are here to help and not judge. There are no stupid questions. Everyone has a different level of knowledge about things, and asking questions is how we learn from each other.

If you need assistance getting to the Club Room, just stop at the Customer Service desk and they will be happy to help you get there.

Out of respect to other people at the meeting and anyone who is demonstrating or explaining something, we ask that you please set your phone to silent or vibrate during our meeting. If you need to return a call, please do so outside the Club Room or after the meeting.
If you need help learning how to set your phone to silent or vibrate and how to return a missed call, just ask and we will be happy to show you how.

Northland Users of Technology has an email list where we discuss all things tech. The email list is the same format as our meetings, friendly and helpful. None of us woke up one day knowing everything about technology. It’s a learning process that is ongoing. So remember, the only stupid question is the one not asked.

You can join the NUTKC email list by sending a new message to:

“nutkc-subscribe

You will get a message from Yahoo Groups confirming that you want to join the list. Reply to that message, leaving the message blank. Just press reply and then send.

Once you are a member of the list you can post a new message by sending an email to:
“nutkc

Please join us at our monthly meetings and on our discussion list. Everyone has something to add that can help others.