Re: research it in jaws 18.


Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

I'm not either.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

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Behalf Of Maria Campbell
Sent: Sunday, January 8, 2017 2:21 PM
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Subject: Re: research it in jaws 18.

I'm not having any issues with Weather Wunderground.


Maria Campbell
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On 1/8/2017 9:55 AM, Mario wrote:
from this or another list, I pass this on to whom ever is
interested:

I ran across a very accessible website for text based
weather reports,
that is accessible. With the slow but steady decline of
Braille
Weather Underground, I am now using Weather Street:

http://weatherstreet.com

where you type in a zip code and are taken to a page that
lists the
weather conditions and forecast for that area. It is very
similar to
Braille Weather Underground, but it is not falling into
disrepair with
the wrong dates and more recently, the statistics that are
out of
order and obviously false.

This site uses headings and you can move back and forth
using the H
command available in most modern screen readers.



-------- Original Message --------
From: david [mailto:davidmac1957@...]
Sent: Sunday, Jan 8, 2017 9:00 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: research it in jaws 18.

Well, I can't even get the weather through the research
it,

So basically I stopped using the feature.

The only sport you can get is nhl.



If you want to receive the baseball standings, and the
baseball
scores,

I use the following,



https://www.google.ca/search?q=baseball+scores&cad=h



https://www.google.ca/search?q=baseball+standings&cad=h





*From:*main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On
Behalf Of
*Dennis Brown
*Sent:* Sunday, January 8, 2017 8:11 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: research it in jaws 18.



Hi,

I agree completely! The MLB scores were great, but no
more.

The problem is that the sites where ResearchIt gets the
info change
their XML tags and someone has to physically get that info
and amend
the query file for that ResearchIt item-an all day task,
if you want
to stay current!

The weather item you described is a great example. In
certain
situations, the tag searched for is either temporarily
assigned to
another item, such as with a weather advisory, or the
level the
original tag was located has changed, so the query is on
the wrong
level for the search

The tags are in the same structure as your hard drive's
directory structure.

Example:

Drive C:, User, Dennis Brown, Desktop holds my Desktop
icons.
Searching that path and displaying those puppies would be
simple.

But what if Microsoft added another level, such as

Drive C:, User,Administrator, Dennis Brown, Desktop ,
then my search
query would no longer work, since it wouldn't find Dennis
Brown under
User any longer.

So, the Weather issue would be

Weather Channel, Forecast, Daily, [whatever city or zip
code data is
searched for]

and during an advisory, it inserts

Weather Channel, Advisory, Alert

It would go for the first tag after "forecast" and get
"Advisory"
instead of "Daily."



I'm reading the ResearchIt developer's manual, and hope to
have the
Baseball item done before Spring Training.

Hope this helps!

Dennis



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*Sent:*Sunday, January 08, 2017 7:49 AM

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*Subject:*research it in jaws 18.



Hi jaws users. a couple research it questions. first is
all the
sports scores options are still not available in research
it. NHL,
NBA, MLB college football and NFL scores aren't available.
is there
any timeline of these things coming back and any aditional
search
options maybe being added in the future? think research
it is great
and a really easy way to find things quickly and with the
links in
many results you can then have the option of expanding on
what you are
researching. second question is when I use research it to
get the
weather, any time national weather service issues any
alert air
quality, winter storm watch or warning or thunderstorm
watch or
warning, I have to click to get the full forecast. the
forecast isn't
in the result just current conditions. a good example was
yesterday.
at about 7:00 eastern I checked weather and a winter
weather advisory
one to three inches of snow was forecasted. we had a
holiday party
with our NFB state affiliate and it was held, but there
was no way to
cancel it and since we had paid for it, I didn't cancel,
but when I
checked weather again at
4:00 P.M. what had been an advisory suddenly was a warning
the
advisory would have expired by 4:00 but the warning was up
until 6:00.
to see the change in forecast I would have to click to get
it. it
seems to defeat research it's purpose and I sure as heck
don't want to
have another situation where I had a furious argument when
I got home
from that party we are fortunate that access link didn't
shut down
during it. they had shut down in region three the
southern jersey shore.





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