Re: JAWS and Office 2016


Michael Mote
 

Hi again Cynthia! Using Office 365, there is a way to set up your email so
that it is much more JAWS friendly. You can opt to use the light version.
This will give you a much simpler lay-out, which is very conducive to a JAWS
user. In fact, at my work, we recommend that our blind and low vision
employees use the light version. If you're OK with using web based email,
this may work for you.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cynthia
Bruce
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Hi Les,

Sorry, I am running office 2010. Jason, the laptop is mine, I am a part-time
faculty member. However, the university is saying that if we don't upgrade
we may not have proper email access. I'm just going to negotiate with them I
think, and if they say I have to upgrade then they may well have to support
a JAWS upgrade.

Thanks, I am very much looking forward to life after dissertation!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jason
White via Groups.io
Sent: May 11, 2016 8:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Cynthia Bruce <cynthia.bruce@bellaliant.net> wrote:

Because the university where I teach is moving to Office 365, they are
saying we have to upgrade to the latest version of office. While I
never expect full support, can I expect to run into any trouble? I am
running JAWS
14 and Windows 7.

I would expect JAWS 14 to be too old to support Microsoft Office 2016. If
it's a university-owned machine, they should be able to organize the
upgrade. If it's your personal machine then any upgrade is your decision,
including whether to upgrade to Office 2016.

I am just really hesitant because I am in the final stages of
finishing my dissertation, and I really have no time to deal with how
to sort out major changes in how Word, for example, works. I know I am
not unique there, but I would love it if I could upgrade without major
learning.


Could you wait until you've submitted your dissertation, and then negotiate
the upgrade, perhaps while the dissertation examiners are reading your work?

I wish you much success with the revision process as you prepare to submit.
There is life beyond dissertation revisions, even though it might not seem
so at times.

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