Re: JAWS saying the thing that is not

Dorothy <dorothy.ingram-gorban@...>

98 to demonstrate equipment, even if he was selling XP, he said"it was
easier to colour thepallets.. Yes but although it may sound funny, only
imagine people getting invisible emails, and it is a sighted world out
there, my emails white print on black screen would arrive appearing
invisible. Those who knew me would highlight them, even a computer engineer
rang me to say "I cannot see it. The only people who did not get in black on
black,were those who used webmail. I asked the man who demonstrated the
equipment to me in my home why it worked when he set it up ,it had no
internet connection it was my first ever computer remember. He said later he
always used windows98 to demonstrate it was easier to colour the Pallets.
anyway the rnib volunteer did say"!I have been here 2 hours and the darned
thing has lied about everything, However the hard part was diagnosing the
problem and finding a fix Dorothy..

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@... [mailto:jfw-bounces@...]
On Behalf Of Robert Logue
Sent: 03 October 2011 05:01
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: JAWS saying the thing that is not

Hi Ann. I agree with your first point. I also find this very frustrating
and annoying. I really do wish jaws wouldn't read the screen or part of the

screen that was just left. It is confusing. And yes I think jaws is lying

I just installed jaws 13. Hope it isn't lying too.

I have not found any control in jaws that has an effect on the behavior. In

older screen readers. For instance, ASAP, you could adjust the text out
delay. I thought that would work in jaws but it doesn't seem to help.

Your second point about dates, I've seen that happen to but I'm not sure
which formats cause that to happen. Could you give some examples. Please?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann byrne
" <annakb@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2011 6:31 AM
Subject: JAWS saying the thing that is not

Maybe I'm just getting cranky---a definite possibility--but I find myself
saying more and more often to my students, "JAWS is lying to you."

1. When opening a new document or application, JAWS often rereads the
previous screen before reading the screen it just opened. To a newby,
this is way confusing.

2. When reading dates, JAWS speaks a 'th' or 'st' or 'rd' after the date,
even though it isn't there. It is important to me to know what I wrote,
not what JAWS thinks I want to hear.

3. When working with an outline in Word 2010, JAWS often but not
consistently reports the line I just pressed enter on, and not the new
line with the outline number. So when I'm planning a party--my favorite
outline--it says "2. send invitations' and not '3', which is where the
cursor is.

I don't think I'm imagining this. Is anyone else having these kinds of



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