Re: Could you remind me of the new Microsoft Word access option in JAWS?


Bill White
 

Some software can send more information to JAWS with the box uncheck than it can when the box is checked. If you’re using legacy software, JAWS receives more information with the box checked, which is the default.

 

Bill White

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of mike mcglashon
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:00 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Could you remind me of the new Microsoft Word access option in JAWS?

 

So, tell me something,

How does jaws act differently between whether the box is checked or unchecked?

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2018 12:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Could you remind me of the new Microsoft Word access option in JAWS?

 

Hi, Mike. Here is how to change the way JAWS interacts with software:

 

1. Type JAWS key plus six on the numbers row to open Settings.

2. In the search box, type

 

misc

 

3. Arrow down to Miscellaneous, and press ENTER to open.

4. Arrow down to:

 

Use Accessibility Driver for Screen Capture.

 

5. It will tell you that it is unavailable, because you need to load the Default configuration to change this setting.

6. To load the Default configuration, type:

 

CONTROL plus SHIFT plus D

 

7. Now press space on

 

Use Accessibility Driver for Screen Capture.

 

to change it’s value to unchecked.

 

8. TAB to OK, and press ENTER.

 

9. Quit JAWS, and Restart JAWS for this setting to take effect.

 

To reverse this process:

 

Repeat steps one through nine, above, except in step seven,

 

Press space on

 

Use Accessibility Driver for Screen Capture.

 

to change it’s value back to checked.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of mike mcglashon
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2018 8:56 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Could you remind me of the new Microsoft Word access option in JAWS?

 

Where does one find this setting to which you guys refer?

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2018 11:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Could you remind me of the new Microsoft Word access option in JAWS?

 

I assume you mean the setting “Use accessibility driver for screen capture”

The setting is still there, having it checked means Jaws does what it has always done and it uses the accessibility driver.

For me unchecking it has undesireable results in some other legecy applications I use and as a member of the Jaws Beta program I think it’s OK for me to say that this is not something FS has focused on recently, maybe they will down the road, but while you can uncheck it to see what happens I’d probably leave it alone. If you do want to try then remember that after you uncheck it you need to restart Jaws for the change to become effective.

 

Take care,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2018 8:42 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Could you remind me of the new Microsoft Word access option in JAWS?

 

As I remember, there’s an option to switch JAWS to use newer techniques for interacting at the software level with Microsoft Word.

 

I can’t recall when it was introduced or what the option is called, and my searches haven’t found it. Is it still in the latest release of JAWS 2018, and, if it is, what’s the name of the setting?

 

Any help in refreshing my memory would be appreciated.

 

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