Re: JAWS packaging

Soronel Haetir

And braille wouldn't help me at all.

I wonder what percent of their user base is like that. I was told that
at the age I went blind - finally had to go to a screen reader rather
than magnifier in my late 20s - that it was unlikely that I would ever
become proficient enough with braille for more than short labels.

On 7/25/17, Joseph Norton <> wrote:
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.

Best from,

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Richard
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
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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Soronel Haetir

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