Re: JAWS packaging

Soronel Haetir

The other thing to keep in mind, in the time since I started using
jaws narrator has improved a great deal .Narrator is now capable
enough to download the jaws installer off the web and run that rather
than needing any physical media at all (except perhaps the
authorization CD, which I still use rather than keeping that as text
somewhere). When I started using jaws it was pretty much all narrator
could handle just to browse to the setup file on the installation

On 7/25/17, Joseph Norton <> wrote:
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
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
“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
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
to load the thing. Some will, some will not.

Best from,

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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
by the JAWS package.

They used to package with an instructional CD on how to install JAWS
is still downloadable from the Web site, complete with cassette
tone-indexing marks). In the package, I found a bifold sleve containing
Program DVD and the Authorization CD, a couple Braille sheets about the
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
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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