Re: JAWS packaging

Joseph Norton

If I had never used a computer before and had no sighted assistance, I’m not sure if I’d know what to do with the package I received.


Seems like I remember a note in Braille on an older cd cover saying to run “d:setup.exe”, but, can’t remember for sure.


I checked the DVD and found nothing but the Basic Training materials.  Admittedly, they’re great, but, there’s also some stuff on the getting started recording only downloadable from the training downloads page.  A new user wouldn’t know how to get to that at all.


Most folks, though, would have some help the first time, so, I guess they figured it would be enough.


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From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS packaging


There is no way that all JAWS users are going to have the slightest idea how to load the thing. Some will, some will not.


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From: [] On Behalf Of Richard Turner

Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 9:04 AM


Subject: Re: JAWS packaging


Or, is it that they have improved the Jaws install process so special instructions are no longer necessary?



AT least they still include some braille information.







From: [] On Behalf Of Joseph Norton

Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 5:58 AM


Subject: JAWS packaging



Hi listers:



I just obtained JAWS through my Voc Rehab office and was a little surprised by the JAWS package.



They used to package with an instructional CD on how to install JAWS (which is still downloadable from the Web site, complete with cassette tone-indexing marks).  In the package, I found a bifold sleve containing the Program DVD and the Authorization CD, a couple Braille sheets about the SMA, a large print document (which I assume is the quick reference), and a Braille quick reference booklet.  I did not find any instructions on installing JAWS, unless it was in the large print document I couldn’t read.  Of course, I am quite familiar with such procedures myself.



I guess, by now, they figure anyone who orders it knows how to install it and doesn’t need any help.  Or, are they falling down on the job?



Any thoughts.



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