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Re: need help with most recent proper links...

Michele Barbi
 

Ok, I think for the scripts Doug has already posted the link to his page in another thread, let me know if you need something else.

Here it's the direct link for Skype electron for Windows desktop, which is now 8.49: https://go.skype.com/windows.desktop.download

Bye!

Barbuz

not sure if I have asked here or not

ken lawrence
 

Hi skype users something is driving me nuts.  Every time I sign into my skype and every time I sign out to sign into the radio station skype treats me like a first time user.  Test your audio and test your video come up sometimes that tips and tricks popup comes on and other times verify your number comes up.  I can understand it if lets say you move from skype 7 to 8 which are very different but every single time test your audio test your video the tips and tricks every so often and that verify your number.  It is very annoying especially when I sign into the radio skype to prep for a show.  It there some kind of a setting that will tell skype to stop this.  It’s not like I’m a newbie Huh? 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

Re: not sure if I have asked here or not

Michele Barbi
 

Hey Ken, I sincerely don't know, I have the same situation where I sometimes need to swhich from personal to radio account but I don't have this continuous popups. I possibly had it for the first time but I don't remember how I fixed it because it's nearly one year ago I think.

Bye!

Barbuz

Re: not sure if I have asked here or not

Sarah k Alawami
 

Yeah. When you sign into a different account it forgets the settings of the other, there is no way around this as I have the same trouble with mac os version of skype.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website. This is also our libsyn page as well.
For stuff we sell, mac training materials and  tutorials go here.
and for hosting options go here
to subscribe to the feed click here

Our telegram channel is also a good place for an announce only in regard to podcasts, contests, etc.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 10 Jul 2019, at 14:21, ken lawrence via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi skype users something is driving me nuts.  Every time I sign into my skype and every time I sign out to sign into the radio station skype treats me like a first time user.  Test your audio and test your video come up sometimes that tips and tricks popup comes on and other times verify your number comes up.  I can understand it if lets say you move from skype 7 to 8 which are very different but every single time test your audio test your video the tips and tricks every so often and that verify your number.  It is very annoying especially when I sign into the radio skype to prep for a show.  It there some kind of a setting that will tell skype to stop this.  It’s not like I’m a newbie Huh? 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

Re: not sure if I have asked here or not

Mostafa
 

Even when you sign out and sign back in with the same account, Skype
prompts you to test your audio and video.

Is there a way to turn that off permanently?

Mustafa, Skype: ebob824@...

On 7/10/19, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:
Yeah. When you sign into a different account it forgets the settings of
the other, there is no way around this as I have the same trouble with
mac os version of skype.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our
[website.](http://www.tffppodcast.com) This is also our libsyn page as
well.
For stuff we sell, mac training materials and tutorials go
[here.](http://www.tffppodcast.com/premium)
and for hosting options go [here](http://www.tffppodcast.com/hosting)
to subscribe to the feed click [here](http://feeds.feedburner.com/tffp)

Our [telegram](https://t.me/tffppodcast) channel is also a good place
for an announce only in regard to podcasts, contests, etc.


Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go
[here](Http://patreon.com/tffppodcast)

On 10 Jul 2019, at 14:21, ken lawrence via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi skype users something is driving me nuts. Every time I sign into
my skype and every time I sign out to sign into the radio station
skype treats me like a first time user. Test your audio and test your
video come up sometimes that tips and tricks popup comes on and other
times verify your number comes up. I can understand it if lets say
you move from skype 7 to 8 which are very different but every single
time test your audio test your video the tips and tricks every so
often and that verify your number. It is very annoying especially
when I sign into the radio skype to prep for a show. It there some
kind of a setting that will tell skype to stop this. It’s not like
I’m a newbie Huh?

Sent from Mail for Windows 10






Re: not sure if I have asked here or not

ken lawrence
 

I noticed this morning with signing in on my account that didn’t come up but when I signed out to go onto the radio station account it came up that time then at the end of my show when I signed out of the radio station skype I went back into mine here it came again.  Didn’t see that tips and tricks didn’t come up but really don’t see the need for testing audio and or video and I don’t have a webcam hooked up anyway.  I do frequently demonstrate that the skype works by dialing the landline number connected to it for requests. So I know my audio works fine. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mostafa
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2019 6:02 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] not sure if I have asked here or not

 

Even when you sign out and sign back in with the same account, Skype

prompts you to test your audio and video.

 

Is there a way to turn that off permanently?

 

Mustafa, Skype: ebob824@...

 

 

 

On 7/10/19, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:

> Yeah. When you sign into a different account it forgets the settings of

> the other, there is no way around this as I have the same  trouble with

> mac os version of skype.

> Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our

> [website.](http://www.tffppodcast.com) This is also our libsyn page as

> well.

> For stuff we sell, mac training materials and  tutorials go

> [here.](http://www.tffppodcast.com/premium)

> and for hosting options go [here](http://www.tffppodcast.com/hosting)

> to subscribe to the feed click [here](http://feeds.feedburner.com/tffp)

> Our [telegram](https://t.me/tffppodcast) channel is also a good place

> for an announce only  in regard to podcasts, contests, etc.

> Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go

> [here](Http://patreon.com/tffppodcast)

> On 10 Jul 2019, at 14:21, ken lawrence via Groups.Io wrote:

>> Hi skype users something is driving me nuts.  Every time I sign into

>> my skype and every time I sign out to sign into the radio station

>> skype treats me like a first time user.  Test your audio and test your

>> video come up sometimes that tips and tricks popup comes on and other

>> times verify your number comes up.  I can understand it if lets say

>> you move from skype 7 to 8 which are very different but every single

>> time test your audio test your video the tips and tricks every so

>> often and that verify your number.  It is very annoying especially

>> when I sign into the radio skype to prep for a show.  It there some

>> kind of a setting that will tell skype to stop this.  It’s not like

>> I’m a newbie Huh?

>> 

>> Sent from Mail for Windows 10

>> 

>> 

>> 

>

 

 

 

Re: not sure if I have asked here or not

Sarah k Alawami
 

No. It will still forget yoru settings. So keep singed in and just go invisible.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website. This is also our libsyn page as well.
For stuff we sell, mac training materials and  tutorials go here.
and for hosting options go here
to subscribe to the feed click here

Our telegram channel is also a good place for an announce only in regard to podcasts, contests, etc.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 11 Jul 2019, at 15:02, Mostafa wrote:

Even when you sign out and sign back in with the same account, Skype
prompts you to test your audio and video.

Is there a way to turn that off permanently?

Mustafa, Skype: ebob824@...



On 7/10/19, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:

Yeah. When you sign into a different account it forgets the settings of
the other, there is no way around this as I have the same trouble with
mac os version of skype.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our
[website.](http://www.tffppodcast.com) This is also our libsyn page as
well.
For stuff we sell, mac training materials and tutorials go
[here.](http://www.tffppodcast.com/premium)
and for hosting options go [here](http://www.tffppodcast.com/hosting)
to subscribe to the feed click [here](http://feeds.feedburner.com/tffp)

Our [telegram](https://t.me/tffppodcast) channel is also a good place
for an announce only in regard to podcasts, contests, etc.


Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go
[here](Http://patreon.com/tffppodcast)

On 10 Jul 2019, at 14:21, ken lawrence via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi skype users something is driving me nuts. Every time I sign into
my skype and every time I sign out to sign into the radio station
skype treats me like a first time user. Test your audio and test your
video come up sometimes that tips and tricks popup comes on and other
times verify your number comes up. I can understand it if lets say
you move from skype 7 to 8 which are very different but every single
time test your audio test your video the tips and tricks every so
often and that verify your number. It is very annoying especially
when I sign into the radio skype to prep for a show. It there some
kind of a setting that will tell skype to stop this. It’s not like
I’m a newbie Huh?

Sent from Mail for Windows 10


Re: not sure if I have asked here or not

Michele Barbi
 

Guys, thinking about this problem I remember that each time I sign out from my account or from the radio one, a popup asks me if I want to keep in memory the settings for the account or something similar. Every time I get this popup I always click yes. If you get it as well try to do the same from now on; I can't help if you don't get it though.

Bye!

Barbuz

locked Jaws versus other solutions

Mostafa
 

Hello everyone, I hope you are keeping really well. Loosely, Freedom
scientific is by far the largest manufacturer of assistive technology
solutions for those who are blind or visually impaired. Moreover, it
is the primal developer and unique provider of the broadly recognised
screen reading solution, Jaws for Windows. I don’t think I need to
explain what Jaws is. It is known worldwide. Nonetheless, in the
recent years, Jaws has been coerced to enter a tallying rivalry.
Subsequent to the development and mass embracement of the concept of
free screen readers, the trait of merchandising Jaws globally has been
substantially lowered. Many people became more interested in free
screen readers solution. I certainly do not destine to promote
something in particular on that regard. Nonetheless, I’d aim to argue
for the affirmitive, as to the necessity to dispose of this immense
illusion, that Jaws is invincible. People have been manipulated to
incorrectly assume, that major computer tasks are undone properly
unless you use Jaws. This is a biased standpoint. I have shifted to
free screen readers and I am quite satisfied with their brilliant
outcome. I simply am carrying on all primal computer chores. At work
and home, I conveniently interact with various applications. The
question I have for Freedom Scientific affiliates, why would I spend
thousands of dollars on a license of a software that is now utterly
contested and possibly rather surmounted? Freedom Scientific regularly
releases consecutive versions, to somewhat compel the user to upgrade
frequently, so they could keep their profit margin on the rise. The
right to freely access information is unexclusive and it has to be
supremely prioritised. Moreover, purchasing Jaws is absolutely
unaffordable for many people, especially, those who permanently reside
in developing nations. The concept of open source screen readers is
intemperately advocated for from ethical perspective. Freedom
Scientific takes advantage of the Jaws stereotype, so they could sell
further licenses and extend their technological ascendancy per say, as
farther as they possibly could. Their marketing team convinces
colleges, that in order for their visually impaired students to
perform well, they must buy Jaws for them. Thence, Freedom Scientific
essentially relies on orders given by enormous organisations, as of
colleges, popular associations for the blind et cetera. However, if
they would have relied on the actual user, they may have ended up
losing a fortune. Also, the concept of open source screen readers is a
decent alternative to get rid of the moral crisis of tolerating
software piracy. I unfortunately used to be one of those who copied
and used Jaws illicitly. I reposed my conscience for quite awhile.
Now, I determined to stop doing that. I was one of those who were
quite cozened about Jaws and its unvanquishable stance. I urge Freedom
Scientific staff to sternly redress their current situation. Despite
its popularity, Jaws is factually now clobbered with unrestricted
alternatives. People at Freedom Scientific must recognise this reality
and deal with it. Many people including myself, do not have the motive
to buy Jaws, as long as its free counterpart is constantly available.
It makes everything beautifully accessible, just like Jaws and
possibly even better. So, the logical question here is, why would I
buy Jaws, even in the theoretical instance of affording it, if I could
equally cope with demands executing plenty of free alternatives? This
question is gravely valid. I keenly await responses from Freedom
Scientific staff to argue their case and attempt to sustain their
proposition, that Jaws is practically unparalleled. I must mention
here, that I have been using Jaws for nearly fifteen years. I didn’t
catch any major difference when I switched to the unrestricted
substitute. Lastly, I truly thank each and everyone who has read my
message with sincere interest. I ultimately must assure all
recipients, that I didn’t covet to provoke or offend anyone with what
I said. It’s of individual preference to use whatever you’re
comfortable with. I just destined to state my opinion plainly. Thank
you for reading, cordially, Mustafa from Cairo Egypt.

locked Re: Jaws versus other solutions

Doug Lee
 

I'm sure I could say a lot, but there is only one thing needing to be said: This topic is not the topic of this mailing list; and therefore, I discourage replies here. I'm sorry to have to say that, but the members of this list
by now are very tired of threads that flood us with messages unrelated to Skype.

On Sun, Jul 14, 2019 at 11:50:03AM +0200, Mostafa wrote:
Hello everyone, I hope you are keeping really well. Loosely, Freedom
scientific is by far the largest manufacturer of assistive technology
solutions for those who are blind or visually impaired. Moreover, it
is the primal developer and unique provider of the broadly recognised
screen reading solution, Jaws for Windows. I don’t think I need to
explain what Jaws is. It is known worldwide. Nonetheless, in the
recent years, Jaws has been coerced to enter a tallying rivalry.
Subsequent to the development and mass embracement of the concept of
free screen readers, the trait of merchandising Jaws globally has been
substantially lowered. Many people became more interested in free
screen readers solution. I certainly do not destine to promote
something in particular on that regard. Nonetheless, I’d aim to argue
for the affirmitive, as to the necessity to dispose of this immense
illusion, that Jaws is invincible. People have been manipulated to
incorrectly assume, that major computer tasks are undone properly
unless you use Jaws. This is a biased standpoint. I have shifted to
free screen readers and I am quite satisfied with their brilliant
outcome. I simply am carrying on all primal computer chores. At work
and home, I conveniently interact with various applications. The
question I have for Freedom Scientific affiliates, why would I spend
thousands of dollars on a license of a software that is now utterly
contested and possibly rather surmounted? Freedom Scientific regularly
releases consecutive versions, to somewhat compel the user to upgrade
frequently, so they could keep their profit margin on the rise. The
right to freely access information is unexclusive and it has to be
supremely prioritised. Moreover, purchasing Jaws is absolutely
unaffordable for many people, especially, those who permanently reside
in developing nations. The concept of open source screen readers is
intemperately advocated for from ethical perspective. Freedom
Scientific takes advantage of the Jaws stereotype, so they could sell
further licenses and extend their technological ascendancy per say, as
farther as they possibly could. Their marketing team convinces
colleges, that in order for their visually impaired students to
perform well, they must buy Jaws for them. Thence, Freedom Scientific
essentially relies on orders given by enormous organisations, as of
colleges, popular associations for the blind et cetera. However, if
they would have relied on the actual user, they may have ended up
losing a fortune. Also, the concept of open source screen readers is a
decent alternative to get rid of the moral crisis of tolerating
software piracy. I unfortunately used to be one of those who copied
and used Jaws illicitly. I reposed my conscience for quite awhile.
Now, I determined to stop doing that. I was one of those who were
quite cozened about Jaws and its unvanquishable stance. I urge Freedom
Scientific staff to sternly redress their current situation. Despite
its popularity, Jaws is factually now clobbered with unrestricted
alternatives. People at Freedom Scientific must recognise this reality
and deal with it. Many people including myself, do not have the motive
to buy Jaws, as long as its free counterpart is constantly available.
It makes everything beautifully accessible, just like Jaws and
possibly even better. So, the logical question here is, why would I
buy Jaws, even in the theoretical instance of affording it, if I could
equally cope with demands executing plenty of free alternatives? This
question is gravely valid. I keenly await responses from Freedom
Scientific staff to argue their case and attempt to sustain their
proposition, that Jaws is practically unparalleled. I must mention
here, that I have been using Jaws for nearly fifteen years. I didn’t
catch any major difference when I switched to the unrestricted
substitute. Lastly, I truly thank each and everyone who has read my
message with sincere interest. I ultimately must assure all
recipients, that I didn’t covet to provoke or offend anyone with what
I said. It’s of individual preference to use whatever you’re
comfortable with. I just destined to state my opinion plainly. Thank
you for reading, cordially, Mustafa from Cairo Egypt.



--
Doug Lee dgl@... http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@... http://www.LevelAccess.com
"Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then...find
the way." - Abraham Lincoln

locked Re: Jaws versus other solutions

Mostafa
 

I apologise to you and the list members.

On 7/14/19, Doug Lee <dgl@...> wrote:
I'm sure I could say a lot, but there is only one thing needing to be said:
This topic is not the topic of this mailing list; and therefore, I
discourage replies here. I'm sorry to have to say that, but the members of
this list
by now are very tired of threads that flood us with messages unrelated to
Skype.

On Sun, Jul 14, 2019 at 11:50:03AM +0200, Mostafa wrote:
Hello everyone, I hope you are keeping really well. Loosely, Freedom
scientific is by far the largest manufacturer of assistive technology
solutions for those who are blind or visually impaired. Moreover, it
is the primal developer and unique provider of the broadly recognised
screen reading solution, Jaws for Windows. I don’t think I need to
explain what Jaws is. It is known worldwide. Nonetheless, in the
recent years, Jaws has been coerced to enter a tallying rivalry.
Subsequent to the development and mass embracement of the concept of
free screen readers, the trait of merchandising Jaws globally has been
substantially lowered. Many people became more interested in free
screen readers solution. I certainly do not destine to promote
something in particular on that regard. Nonetheless, I’d aim to argue
for the affirmitive, as to the necessity to dispose of this immense
illusion, that Jaws is invincible. People have been manipulated to
incorrectly assume, that major computer tasks are undone properly
unless you use Jaws. This is a biased standpoint. I have shifted to
free screen readers and I am quite satisfied with their brilliant
outcome. I simply am carrying on all primal computer chores. At work
and home, I conveniently interact with various applications. The
question I have for Freedom Scientific affiliates, why would I spend
thousands of dollars on a license of a software that is now utterly
contested and possibly rather surmounted? Freedom Scientific regularly
releases consecutive versions, to somewhat compel the user to upgrade
frequently, so they could keep their profit margin on the rise. The
right to freely access information is unexclusive and it has to be
supremely prioritised. Moreover, purchasing Jaws is absolutely
unaffordable for many people, especially, those who permanently reside
in developing nations. The concept of open source screen readers is
intemperately advocated for from ethical perspective. Freedom
Scientific takes advantage of the Jaws stereotype, so they could sell
further licenses and extend their technological ascendancy per say, as
farther as they possibly could. Their marketing team convinces
colleges, that in order for their visually impaired students to
perform well, they must buy Jaws for them. Thence, Freedom Scientific
essentially relies on orders given by enormous organisations, as of
colleges, popular associations for the blind et cetera. However, if
they would have relied on the actual user, they may have ended up
losing a fortune. Also, the concept of open source screen readers is a
decent alternative to get rid of the moral crisis of tolerating
software piracy. I unfortunately used to be one of those who copied
and used Jaws illicitly. I reposed my conscience for quite awhile.
Now, I determined to stop doing that. I was one of those who were
quite cozened about Jaws and its unvanquishable stance. I urge Freedom
Scientific staff to sternly redress their current situation. Despite
its popularity, Jaws is factually now clobbered with unrestricted
alternatives. People at Freedom Scientific must recognise this reality
and deal with it. Many people including myself, do not have the motive
to buy Jaws, as long as its free counterpart is constantly available.
It makes everything beautifully accessible, just like Jaws and
possibly even better. So, the logical question here is, why would I
buy Jaws, even in the theoretical instance of affording it, if I could
equally cope with demands executing plenty of free alternatives? This
question is gravely valid. I keenly await responses from Freedom
Scientific staff to argue their case and attempt to sustain their
proposition, that Jaws is practically unparalleled. I must mention
here, that I have been using Jaws for nearly fifteen years. I didn’t
catch any major difference when I switched to the unrestricted
substitute. Lastly, I truly thank each and everyone who has read my
message with sincere interest. I ultimately must assure all
recipients, that I didn’t covet to provoke or offend anyone with what
I said. It’s of individual preference to use whatever you’re
comfortable with. I just destined to state my opinion plainly. Thank
you for reading, cordially, Mustafa from Cairo Egypt.



--
Doug Lee dgl@... http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@...
http://www.LevelAccess.com
"Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then...find
the way." - Abraham Lincoln



#admin #notice OT posts #notice #admin

Sarah k Alawami
 

Hello all. I normally do not come here with my admin hat on but this time I will. the OT posts will stop right now. I've b begun locking and removing said posts and the action will continue with any ot posts. If you want to talk ot, find a chat group on groups.io, they do exist. Read the monthly rules which all of you get every month. no OT posts is one of the rules. If this keeps happening I will put the user(s) on moderation, then after that a permanent ban, so just don't do it, please.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website. This is also our libsyn page as well.
For stuff we sell, mac training materials and  tutorials go here.
and for hosting options go here
to subscribe to the feed click here

Our telegram channel is also a good place for an announce only in regard to podcasts, contests, etc.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

locked #admin #announcement new sub group #admin #announcement

Sarah k Alawami
 
Edited

Hello to all. We now have a new sub group. I'll be making this post sticky on the forum page so that all new members can see it. I've also make it where members can dl the archives of the list.

the subgroup can be found by going to groups.io's home page then clicking your groups, then clicking "skype english" then click the at sign, you will need to use your screen reader's find function for this. After this,
find the sub group's section and follow the directions for subscribing. I got the idea from another list I'm on. And it's a good one. Just follow the rules in the description and you will be ok.

Thanks.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website. This is also our libsyn page as well. For stuff we sell, mac training materials and  tutorials go here. and for hosting options go here to subscribe to the feed click here

Our telegram channel is also a good place for an announce only in regard to podcasts, contests, etc.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here I heard the fitbit is not blind friendly, no. Or I would have gotten one. I know some blind people who use it, but not sure how.

Skype 8.x electron and message, "Skype cannot be used for emergency calling"

Michele Barbi
 

Hi guys,

someone recently asked me if there is a way to prevent screen readers from telling this message when opening Skype. I sincerely did not give importance to this, I think it only means we cannot use Skype for calling, say, 911 in the USA; am I wronhg? And most of all, what can you answer to my friend asking the above question?

Bye!

Barbuz

Re: Skype 8.x electron and message, "Skype cannot be used for emergency calling"

Sarah k Alawami
 

It means what it says. Skype cannot be used to call 911, and no there is no way to turn it off, I'm glad of that for those of us that want to, or have to try.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website. This is also our libsyn page as well.
For stuff we sell, mac training materials and  tutorials go here.
and for hosting options go here
to subscribe to the feed click here

Our telegram channel is also a good place for an announce only in regard to podcasts, contests, etc.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 21 Jul 2019, at 13:00, Michele Barbi wrote:

Hi guys,

someone recently asked me if there is a way to prevent screen readers from telling this message when opening Skype. I sincerely did not give importance to this, I think it only means we cannot use Skype for calling, say, 911 in the USA; am I wronhg? And most of all, what can you answer to my friend asking the above question?

Bye!

Barbuz

Re: Skype 8.x electron and message, "Skype cannot be used for emergency calling"

Michele Barbi
 

Thank you very much Sarha.

Bye!

Barbuz

Re: Skype 8.x electron and message, "Skype cannot be used for emergency calling"

Michele Barbi
 

HMMM...

Thank you very much Sarah for your response, and f*ck my fast typing which makes me do spelling errors!..

Bye!

Barbuz

Re: Skype 8.x electron and message, "Skype cannot be used for emergency calling"

Sarah k Alawami
 

No problems. I have keys falling off of my keybord so typingis much harder for me now.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website. This is also our libsyn page as well.
For stuff we sell, mac training materials and  tutorials go here.
and for hosting options go here
to subscribe to the feed click here

Our telegram channel is also a good place for an announce only in regard to podcasts, contests, etc.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 21 Jul 2019, at 15:10, Michele Barbi wrote:

HMMM...

Thank you very much Sarah for your response, and f*ck my fast typing which makes me do spelling errors!..

Bye!

Barbuz

Re: Skype 8.x electron and message, "Skype cannot be used for emergency calling"

Brian K. Lingard
 

Dear Michelle & List:

I believe the message is hard coded for good reason.

 

Have not asked British subjects if Skype can be used to call 999 in the UK and Ulster or 112, 113 or 114, the numbers for Police, Fire or Ambulance in the rest of the world without influence from the UK, USA etc.

 

When setting up cell towers, there is an option to have them accept calls to 112 as well as 911. For several years, Siri knew 112 but not 911. My friend in NYC said no idea who 112 will connect you to. I said if the phone rings foreign style, tell whoever you have reached what you want, where and if they ask if you are in New York, Yorkshire, say no, the one with Kennedy International airport! Give them a minute to call your 911 or type the message on their TELEX and expect to hear the reassuring sound of responding sirens responding from 30-blocks away in a minute or two.

Cops give misdirected reports from other police officers priority response.

Not sure if European/Asian/Australian cell towers accept calls to 911.

Brian K. Lingard

 

From: main@skypeenglish.groups.io <main@skypeenglish.groups.io> On Behalf of Michele Barbi
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 4:01 PM
To: Skypeenglish list <skypeenglish@groups.io>
Subject: [skypeenglish] Skype 8.x electron and message, "Skype cannot be used for emergency calling"

 

Hi guys,

someone recently asked me if there is a way to prevent screen readers from telling this message when opening Skype. I sincerely did not give importance to this, I think it only means we cannot use Skype for calling, say, 911 in the USA; am I wrong? And most of all, what can you answer to my friend asking the above question?

Bye!

Barbuz

Re: Skype 8.x electron and message, "Skype cannot be used for emergency calling"

Jerry Pryde
 

Skype isn't for emergency calling anywhere.

I've had the same notice here in Canada.

On 2019-07-22 8:10 a.m., Brian K. Lingard wrote:

Dear Michelle & List:

I believe the message is hard coded for good reason.

 

Have not asked British subjects if Skype can be used to call 999 in the UK and Ulster or 112, 113 or 114, the numbers for Police, Fire or Ambulance in the rest of the world without influence from the UK, USA etc.

 

When setting up cell towers, there is an option to have them accept calls to 112 as well as 911. For several years, Siri knew 112 but not 911. My friend in NYC said no idea who 112 will connect you to. I said if the phone rings foreign style, tell whoever you have reached what you want, where and if they ask if you are in New York, Yorkshire, say no, the one with Kennedy International airport! Give them a minute to call your 911 or type the message on their TELEX and expect to hear the reassuring sound of responding sirens responding from 30-blocks away in a minute or two.

Cops give misdirected reports from other police officers priority response.

Not sure if European/Asian/Australian cell towers accept calls to 911.

Brian K. Lingard

 

From: main@skypeenglish.groups.io <main@skypeenglish.groups.io> On Behalf of Michele Barbi
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2019 4:01 PM
To: Skypeenglish list <skypeenglish@groups.io>
Subject: [skypeenglish] Skype 8.x electron and message, "Skype cannot be used for emergency calling"

 

Hi guys,

someone recently asked me if there is a way to prevent screen readers from telling this message when opening Skype. I sincerely did not give importance to this, I think it only means we cannot use Skype for calling, say, 911 in the USA; am I wrong? And most of all, what can you answer to my friend asking the above question?

Bye!

Barbuz