Re: learning to do scripting

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)

From the little I've seen, it's fairly high-level--more plain language than machine language. There was a little script making the rounds on one of these lists a while back for quieting JAWS, before the ins-space came along. Some of you probably remember what I'm talking about.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Andre Jarreau via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2015 9:08 PM
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Subject: RE: learning to do scripting

Hi Paul,

Thanks for your comments and link list for scripting. And especially thank you for volunteering to take us through scripting...grin


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Paul Martz via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2015 8:01 PM
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Cc: Paul Martz
Subject: RE: learning to do scripting

There is a mailing list for JAWS scripting:

I intend to learn scripting in the near future, as soon as I can clear some time to work on it. I have made a living as a computer programmer for the past 30 years, so I don't expect it to be difficult. It will be "just another programming language". But if you don't have experience as a programmer, then I imagine you might find it quite a challenge. You would need to not only learn the JAWS scripting language, but you'd also need to learn basic programming concepts such as syntax, build errors, iteration, conditionals, variables, data structures, programming interfaces, software design principles, project management, etc. These are all things I learned in high school and college back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, so they are ingrained in me, but they would present a significant, perhaps insurmountable, learning curve for someone new to the area and self-educating more or less in isolation.

Huh. After reading that, I guess I sound like some kind of know it all! Ha ha. That was not my intent. I was just trying to point out that JAWS scripting is, in essence, computer programming. And that's something most people spend years learning how to do well. I just want you to know what you're getting into.

-----Original Message-----
Just wondering how one learns to do scripting? If you can't see the
begin with, how do you know what to code? Scripting interests me, but
I don't know how to get started. Are there any resources that teach
the beginning from a blind point of view?


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