my gosh, I still have my Opticon!
a great day!
started out with a Commodore 64 using an OPTACON to read the
screen in about 1983 or so. Hard to remember back that far.
probably have most of you beat, my Jaws serial number is
1056. I first bought Jaws for DOS in 1989, I think it was
version 1.1, when Windows 3.1 came out in 19992 I used it
for Windows was actually first released in January 1995, it
was JFW 1.0 with support for Windows 3.1/3.11 and Windows
for Workgroups 3.1.
2.0 was released in 1996, not sure when, it had support for
Windows 95 which was released in August of 1995. Back in
those days there usually was not support for a new OS
version at the time of release.
am looking some of this up in a Wikipedia article, for some
reason they skip JFW 3.0.
between, in 1998, 1999 and 2000 we of course had the release
of Windows 98, 98SE and Millennium.
XP was first released on August 24, 2001
4.0 which came out in September 2001 and I am pretty sure it
support Windows XP.
4.5 came out in August of 2002 and it was the first version
which had quick nav keys for IE.
5.0 was October 2003 and then there was a longer gap as JFW
6.0 didn't come out until March 2005, it introduced the ILM
7 was released later that same year (2005) and 7.1 is listed
with a release date of June 2006.
Vista was released in November of 2006 and I'm pretty sure
JFW 8 which was released in November of 2006 had support for
it as well as introducing Realspeak Solo voices. From here
on it seems to go to the annual release schedule in late
Tandem was released with Jaws 10 in November 2008
7 was released in July of 2009 and JFW 11 came out in the
fall with support for Windows 7 and it introduced Research
2010 JFW 12 replaced the old configuration manager with the
13 in 2011 introduced one of my favourite features,
14 in 2012 came with Windows 8 support and Flexible Web
15 in 2013 had Windows 8 touch screen support and introduced
FS Reader 3.0
16 in 2014 introduced command search in Settings Centre and
Convenient OCR which in V13 only applied to graphics on the
screen was expanded to handle entire PDF documents
10 first was released on July 29, 2015 and an update to Jaws
16 from the previous fall had initial support for it.
17 in 2015 introduced smart navigation for tables and
Liblouis, an open source braille translator
JFW 18 in 2016 (last fall) introduced mouse echo, audio
ducking and Settings import/export was reintroduced.
is a link to the Wikipedia article:
had an early demo version that was something like 0.76 with
a serial in the 3000s.
should have stock in the company since I have owned every
version since DOS, either purchased or through paying for
I can't remember which year I did stgarted with JAWS
Version of 3.3!
guess it was around 1998
thought that the first JAWS version was started from 3.2
it amazing to know it started from version 3 but I'm not
Original Message -----
Thursday, June 08, 2017 8:37 PM
Re: training modules
to believe I started on JAWS 3.1 isn’t it!
a great day!
If you open the FS reader, you
should be able to access tutorials from there by
pressing control+J. There are links to tutorials. If
they are not already downloaded and placed in the
appropriate place, the program will do this for you.
These are in Daisy format and you can use control+P to
toggle play and pause.
This is a global key command, so as long as the reader
is open, it takes presidence over other programs using
that key command. This makes it very handy if you want
to practice what you are reading in an open program.
This information should be enough to get you started.
On 6/8/2017 2:46 PM, Bob Hicks wrote:
downloaded my version of Jaws 18. How do I git the
training modules into FS reader? tia
a great day!