Re: JAWS saying the thing that is not

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)

That is what date processing is suppose to do, but you have the option
to turn it off.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Ann byrne
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2011 6:35 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: JAWS saying the thing that is not

My student tracks the dates he attended class so he can be reimbursed
for transportation. He attended on September twelfth. JAWS called
it "September first-something (I don't remember the second number).
Also, September two zero, 2011, is spoken "September 20th", despite
there being no 'th'. And when I wrote two zero in numbers with a
space between to illustrate this point, JAWS spoke it as 'second
zero'. that's why I spelled the numbers out.


At 11:01 PM 10/2/2011, you wrote:
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 too.

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" <>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <>
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

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 issues???



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