Re: JAWS packaging

Joseph Norton

That’s a good question.


I do know a blind fellow learned braille in his late 30’s or 40’s, later taught himself grade II from a brochure on learning grade II that was thrown in the trash.  He never got real fast, but, could follow along in most anything he wanted to read.


Everyone is different.




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From: Soronel Haetir
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 1:02 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS packaging


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

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> 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,

> Carolyn

> -----Original Message-----

> From: [] On Behalf Of Richard

> Turner

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

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> 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.

> Richard

> From: [] On Behalf Of Joseph

> Norton

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

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> 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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