Re: Windows Tablets


Tom Behler
 

Ed:

I truly appreciate these observations.

I'm now in the process of learning the IPhone 6, and like you, I'm finding
the touch screen to be a challenge and a contributor to a very slow learning
curve. I'm getting there, but can't imagine using the IPhone for
applications that would require a lot of keyboard entry.

For this reason, I definitely will factor in the cost of a keyboard when
considering my windows tablet purchase. Of course, having a keyboard will
make the device less portable, which is something else I'm going to have to
consider in the long run.

Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Ed Marquette
via Jfw
Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 3:16 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Cc: Ed Marquette
Subject: RE: Windows Tablets

I would take special care before buying a tablet computer if you are totally
blind. Perhaps I should offer up a definition of a tablet. By tablet, I'm
referring to a computing device larger than a phone that has a touch screen
only, and no readily available keyboard.
Computing devices that have auxiliary keyboards are excluded from my
definition. There is NO WAY someone, going by touch alone (and no sight),
can type as efficiently or as accurately on a touch screen as one can on a
device with a physical keyboard.
I know a little about touch screen devices. I've used an iPhone for 6 years
(from a 3s to a 6s), and although I love my phones, I dictate. When I have
to type something, it is a pain.
Similarly, I have an UltraBook (a Yoga IdeaPad), a device with both a touch
screen and a real keyboard, and I've had it for 4 years (since before JAWS
had touch gestures).
I've used the touchscreen fewer than 3 times. Frustrated with typing on the
touch keyboard, I always revert to the Yoga's built-in keyboard.
Perhaps it is just me, and I am exceptionally awkward, but I'm just honestly
sharing my experience.
So, if you are totally blind, when considering a tablet, make sure to factor
in the cost of a keyboard too.



-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Kramlinger,
Keith G., M.D. via Jfw
Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2015 1:54 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Cc: Kramlinger, Keith G., M.D.
Subject: RE: Windows Tablets

Do these tablets have USB inputs for external hard drives, DVD drives, etc?
Thanks. Keith

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Les Kriegler
via Jfw
Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2015 11:51 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Cc: Les Kriegler
Subject: RE: Windows Tablets

I have a Surface Pro and I'm very pleased with it. The prices have come
down since I purchased mine last year. You can find less expensive tablets,
but I believe at least for me, the additional cost is worth it. I initially
purchased a Dell tablet and had to return it. It was under $500 but didn't
function properly. I'm running Jaws 17 with Office 2013 and Windows 10 and
the only program that crashes on occasion is Internet Explorer, and that
will happen regardless of what you buy or what operating system you run.

Les

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Michael Mote
via Jfw
Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2015 10:15 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.' <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Cc: Michael Mote <miketmote73@gmail.com>
Subject: RE: Windows Tablets

From what I hear, the Surface Pro works very well. A few months ago, I
purchased a tablet size Asus model, with a laptop style keyboard as part of
the computer itself. I got it from Amazon for around 170 bucks. Doesn't
have a lot of hard drive space, but it is pretty fast. I purchased a Micro
SD card for initial storage purposes for around 15 dollars. The computer is
very light weight, and easy to travel with. If you use something like this,
I would recommend a drop box account, so you can put your files there, and
grab them when you get back home for your big computer.

One thing to keep in mind when searching for a Tablet. Make sure it is
running a full version of Windows, and not Windows RT. The RT systems won't
run JAWS. Good luck!


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Tom Behler via
Jfw
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2015 7:02 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.' <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Cc: Tom Behler <tombehler@gmail.com>
Subject: Windows Tablets

Hello, everyone.



I have a question that I hope will not be considered off topic for this
list.



I would like to purchase some sort of a Windows tablet to use when
traveling, and for when I don't want to drag my laptop computer around.



I am currently using Jaws 16, but plan to upgrade to Jaws 17 at some point,
probably in the next few months.



I assume that any windows-based tablet that I might get now will
automatically come with Windows 10 installed, which I'm ok with, since I'll
eventually need to upgrade my other computers to that operating system at
some point.



Can anyone give me recommendations and approximate costs of windows tablets
that would have sufficient resources to accommodate Jaws, and basic
Microsoft software such as Microsoft Office, Outlook e-mail, etc.?



At one point, I had considered moving to an IPad, but I am quite comfortable
with the Jaws to windows interface, so would prefer to stick with a Windows
tablet if at all possible.



Thank you!



Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan



-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL:
<http://lists.the-jdh.com/pipermail/jfw_lists.the-jdh.com/attachme
nts/201511
20/622b7279/attachment.html>
_______________________________________________
Jfw mailing list
Jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
http://lists.the-jdh.com/mailman/listinfo/jfw_lists.the-jdh.com


_______________________________________________
Jfw mailing list
Jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
http://lists.the-jdh.com/mailman/listinfo/jfw_lists.the-jdh.com


_______________________________________________
Jfw mailing list
Jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
http://lists.the-jdh.com/mailman/listinfo/jfw_lists.the-jdh.com

_______________________________________________
Jfw mailing list
Jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
http://lists.the-jdh.com/mailman/listinfo/jfw_lists.the-jdh.com


_______________________________________________
Jfw mailing list
Jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
http://lists.the-jdh.com/mailman/listinfo/jfw_lists.the-jdh.com

Join main@jfw.groups.io to automatically receive all group messages.