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


the scripts for thunderbird had a nice ease of use concept but hardly
worked. plus the built in help files weren't available as demonstrated
in his demonstrations even though he said that it was coming. never did
get them.

On 11/15/2019 1:58 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
These were scripts developed by John Martin and they had to be purchased.

He has abandoned them, actually surprised you found them online, but you
might as well forget about them.

I had purchased them years ago and they never were that great and then a
year or so later his entire website including the BlindTunes scripts
which were scripts he had written for iTunes as well as the OneNote ones
all disappeared.

It was definitely a waste of $50 or whatever the exact price was, but it
was around that.



*From:* < *On Behalf Of *Jessica D
*Sent:* Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:22 AM
*Subject:* Re: Question about OneNote 2016 on the job as


I found some scripts online, called OneNote blind, but I wasn’t able to
install them on my machine, because a dialog told me I couldn’t.

What happened to cause this?

There were no details, just a close button.



*From:* < *On Behalf Of *David
*Sent:* Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:10 PM
*Subject:* Re: Question about OneNote 2016 on the job as

But this is Microsoft Office we are talking about!  An Office product
which is widely used across employment. How much more core could this be?

David Griffith

Sent from Mail < for
Windows 10

*From: *Van Lant, Robin via Groups.Io
*Sent: *14 November 2019 16:18
*To: * <
*Subject: *Re: Question about OneNote 2016 on the job as


I get your frustration, but I also think JAWS developers need to focus
on the core products used by a majority of users. I could argue that
Microsoft Project and Visio are mainline products that JAWS should
support, but I also understand that it would take a lot of development
hours to serve a small group of potential users of such visually based
software. Far better that JAWS development focus on stability and
features of mainline software.   Let those who have the know how and
time develop scripts for less commonly used software.  You can’t get
everything for free and companies have to choses were to spend
development hours to meet the most needs.  Now, maybe Microsoft Narrator
development will serve One Note.

*From:* <
< < *On Behalf Of *David
*Sent:* Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:37 PM
*To:* <
*Subject:* Re: Question about OneNote 2016 on the job as a

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 3^rd 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

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.

David griffithSent from Mail
< for Windows 10

*From: *Jessica D <
*Sent: *14 November 2019 04:27
*To: * <
*Subject: *Re: Question about OneNote 2016 on the job as a


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.



On Nov 13, 2019, at 11:24 PM, Sieghard Weitzel <
< wrote:

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

*From:* <
< < *On Behalf Of
*Jessica D
*Sent:* Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:41 PM
*To:* <
*Subject:* Re: Question about OneNote 2016 on the job as a
reasonable accommodation


No, I think its onenote in general.

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



On Nov 13, 2019, at 7:46 PM, Michael Walker
< wrote:

What note taking alternatives would you use?

On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 5:07 PM Rod <
< 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 Alcidonis, Esq.

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

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

*To:* <

*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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