moderated Re: Question about OneNote 2016 on the job as areasonableaccommodation


David Griffith
 

 

Looking at my own link it appears that this link confusingly relates to the Windows 10 One Notes rather than the Office 16 version of the same program.

The point about needing scripts still holds though and you will probably need to contact them to discuss it anyway.

 

David Griffith

 

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From: David Griffith via Groups.Io
Sent: 14 November 2019 05:37
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Subject: Re: Question about OneNote 2016 on the job as areasonableaccommodation

 

 

As I understand it Jaws “out of the box” has never been able to work properly with One Note. For this reason someone in employment needs to buy 3rd party scripts to make them productive with One Note. This is especially the case  if they are using Jaws without sight.

I agree that it is not defensible for VFO to require their Users to purchase third  party scripts to make such a main stream Microsoft product work effectively for employees. It is a bit like requiring people by scripts to enable access to other parts of the same Office suite like  Word Excel or PowerPoint.

Scripts are a powerful extender to access with Jaws but should not be required for widely used mainstream employment products like Microsoft Office and the increasing used One Note. They should  come with Jaws. Scripts should be reserved / needed for vertical specialist employment software.

Having said that if you are employment now then I think you probably have little choice but to purchase scripts and the associated training to boost your productivity and protect yourself.

One example of the scripts at least are on.

https://www.hartgen.org/bhonenotewonder

David griffithSent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jessica D
Sent: 14 November 2019 04:27
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question about OneNote 2016 on the job as a reasonableaccommodation

 

Hi,

When using onenote, jaws won't read the sidebar. 

I'm not even sure how to get to the sidebar. 

 

Has Freedom scientific given a training on this topic? 

If not, they definately should. 

 

Thanks,

Jessica 

 

 

On Nov 13, 2019, at 11:24 PM, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:



I think you would need to be a bit more specific. What exactly does not work with your Office 365 installation?

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question about OneNote 2016 on the job as a reasonable accommodation

 

Hi,

No, I think its onenote in general. 

Can anyone tell me how to get the office 365 version to work properly with jaws 2020? 

Thanks,

Jessica 

 



On Nov 13, 2019, at 7:46 PM, Michael Walker <michael.walker199014@...> wrote:



What note taking alternatives would you use?

 

On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 5:07 PM Rod <rodalcidonis@...> wrote:

        Onenote does not work reliably with JAWS – I reported this to the accessibility desk a while ago. It is very sluggish and from my point of view unusable.

 

Rod,

 


Rod Alcidonis, Esq.

 

From: Walker, Michael E. (UMSL-Student)

Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:13 AM

To: jfw@groups.io

Subject: Question about OneNote 2016 on the job as a reasonable accommodation

 

Hi, I am struggling to find reputable information that suggests using OneNote 2016 effectively on the job with jaws. What would you recommend? The Microsoft Disability answer desk is telling me to use one note for windows 10. However, there are security challenges in my company, because of how cloud centric that is. The only alternative I have found is to export OneNote 2016 notebooks to word or PDF. What are your thoughts? I am trying to work with my reasonable accommodation focal. Thank you.

 

 

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