moderated Re: How to navigate between two clocks with JAWS
You can either go to Settings > Time and Language > Date and Time and tab until you get to Add clocks for different time zones, this will visually show these clock if you hover over the time with the mouse.
If you have Beginner verbosity or enable Tooltips in Configure Verbosity (the last item in the list) and if you then go to the system tray with Windows Key + B and go to the clock Jaws will read the current/local time and date and up to 2 more time zones which you set as described above.
You can, however, also open the Alarms and Clock app, go to the Clock tab (in this app you have tabs for Alarms, Clock, Timer and Stopwatch, and here you can add as many time zones as you like and they are displayed in a simple list view, local time on top and then alphabetically. The nice thing is that you can not only see the time in the place you specified, but it also tells you the offset from your local time. For example, I’m in pacific time and let’s say it’s 11 PM here. If I put in Frankfurt and Manila as additional clocks, I can arrow down the list and I first get to Frankfurt which would tell me it’s 8 AM the next day and that the time there is 9 hours ahead from where I am. Manila would tell me it’s 3 PM the next day and that it is 16 hours ahead.
I almost never go to the system tray with Windows + B, usually I use Jaws Key + F11 and arrowing to the clock that way won’t give you the other times and neither will pressing Jaws Key + F12 which only gives you the current local time. If I have to press Windows Key + B, then arrow to the clock and let Jaws read me first my time and date and then the other times, I may as well set up a keyboard shortcut for the Alarm and Clock app which allows me to load it just with a keystroke similar to Windows Key + B, then instead of having to arrow a bunch of times and let Jaws read the information, I simply arrow left once to the Clock tab, press enter and tab one more time into the list view of the different time zones I have set up. Here I can immediately down arrow away from local time to my other times.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2019 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: How to navigate between two clocks with JAWS
How do I get a second clock to appear on the system tray?
Love in Christ
I would like to share the steps to make JAWS announce time for two time zones from the system clock in the notification area if any one finds it useful. We don’t need to use any third party app for this purpose now.
1. While on the Notification area/System Tray press Insert + 6 on the numbers row.
2. Type Verbosity.
3. Arrow to Configure Verbosity levels.
4. Press F6.
5. Select the verbosity level you you are currently using. In my case I am using beginner verbosity.
6. Press Space.
7. Type T for tool tip.
8. Next Press Space to check this option.
9. Tab to OK and Press Enter.
10. Press Shift + F6.
11. Now Press Windows B to go to the Notification area.
12. Arrow to the clock JAWS should read the two clocks.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
On Behalf Of David Griffith
Very glad it worked– I did see this option on the Microsoft Store but I was not sure you would be able to use it. I am especially pleased it is accessible with Jaws. Not all apps are though I think the situation is improving.
We need an Apple Vis type website with category lists of programs and Microsoft Store Apps Which are confirmed to work with Jaws.
There is something called NVDA Road tested Programs on Accessibility Net which is pretty much guaranteed to provide options for Jaws as well but somethings are accessible with Jaws and not NVDA and vice versa.
There used to be a Programs page on the old Jaws User Mailing list website but this seems defunct now and will not load here. Tom Lorimore’s White Stick website will not be update given his recent sad death. I don’t know if anybody else knows of a similar resource?
VFO Should really host this for the community I guess but if anybody has a web page that could be used I would be happy to provide some program suggestions and comments.
Good Idea David, I tried a world clock app on the Microsoft store and it is accessible with JAWS and it groups different time zones although I have to navigate few times to reach it. Good part is that I can add more than five, not that I need that manyJ
Thanks for the suggestion.
As a workaround have you tried separate World Clock applications or Website?
Once you have set a website like this up to your desired time zone you can set it up as a shortcut on your desktop or even, with a bit of further fiddling and editing of the shortcut, put it on the windows 10 Taskbar. Let me know if you want instructions on this.
In terms of apps rather than websites I think you will need to search for World Clock apps rather than clock apps as normal clock applications will just provide the standard feedback from the system time.
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Yes I did try to go to the clock after pressing Windows B and then navigating to the system clock however it only provides feedback for one clock and not the other one.
You probably cannot do it with the JAWS F12 keystroke to check time, but if both clocks appear on your System tray in the bottom right of your screen, then you can try using Windows key B to get to the system tray, then arrowing left or right to hear the clocks. I usually find focus is at the far left of the icons in the system tray, so it is fastest to arrow left and focus will quickly circle around to the far right of the icons where the standard system clock is.
Can I check time for two time zones simultaneously using JAWS?
I have added two clocks however JAWS just provides feedback for one of it so not sure how to access time for the other one.