Re: braille history

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)

Oh, sorry. I get it now. This is actually a braille mode. Grandpa was slow, but he was old! I remember the first part of the thread, but thought we were talking about some new speech function.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Lee Maschmeyer
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 6:52 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: braille history

It certainly is not a bug! It comes in rather handy for those of us who run with speech turned off. In very old versions of Jaws and some other devices it used to be called Speech Box Mode.

Phil's description is accurate through Jaws 14 and I don't see what the question is. Exactly how it works in 15 I don't know, not having installed it yet.

In and before Jaws 14 there are four braille modes: Structured, in which you can read an attempted summary of the currently focused item. A feature some people may not know about is that if you use the Braille Prior or Next Line keys you'll get out of the Structured Line and then the display works like Line Mode. This was added several versions ago and is really handy. The PAC Mate display and possibly some Focuses disable this for reasons which are virtually incomprehensible to me. You can fix it in Keyboard Manager.

The other three modes are Line mode, Attributes mode (next to useless but nice to have) and Speech History which lets you read most speech information without having to try to hear and understand it.



Lee Maschmeyer

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