moderated Re: Resources list

David Griffith

It is a fair point I guess about the deteriorated accessibility of the Windows iCloud app.
I agree that some cautionary comments need to be added.
Because I used it when accessibility was better I want to keep it myself.

I don't think it is completely unusable but it is certainly not as easy as it used to be.
I still use it as once it is set up you can pretty much forget about it and it is invaluable in transferring content to iOS devices via iCloud Drive. In particular using it to send content directly into the Voicedream Reader library is valuable.
How about something like this for clarifying comments.
The accessibility of the iCloud Windows app has regrettably deteriorated in recent versions.
The following may help.
You can tell with Jaws OCR that the first checkbox relates to sync with Outlook for Contacts, Calendars and Tasks. Check here with the space bar if you want iCloud to sync with your copy of Outlook.
On the iCloud Main screen there are also 2 accessible options buttons - if you press enter on these then it becomes clear what the options relate to in each previous check box.
The first set of options relate to synching photo.
Hit the space bar on the preceding checkbox if you want iCloud to manage synching of photos across devices.
The second set of options relate to synching of favourites from Internet Browsers. You will be able to specify which of your installed browsers have their favourites synched across devices in the options dialogue box.
Check the checkbox prior to this option if you want to sync Bookmarks.
David Griffith.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Robert Cole via Groups.Io
Sent: 18 December 2019 16:40
Subject: Re: Resources list

I only use iCloud Drive, so I don’t worry about the unlabeled buttons.
I don’t care about Photos, Favorites, or Contacts. So just install and once its finished, I believe there will be a close button.

On Dec 17, 2019, at 9:28 PM, Marty Hutchings <> wrote:

I am using JAWS 2019 and still have a problem using iCloud. The buttons are unlabeled. What am I missing? How is it included on this list?

Love in Christ
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-----Original Message----- From: David Griffith
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2019 4:19 AM
Subject: Re: Resources list

Dear Sarah
Thanks for taking this initiative.
I have been quietly adding programs to the list based on people's suggestions and the list is now quite expanded, especially in the utilities category. I was going to post this expanded list to the list anyway in a few days but you have prompted me to post it earlier.
As a start I have included some but definitely not all download links in the below list already.
Many of the free and trial programs are available from the excellent
Screenreader Accessible Page at Where
this is the case I have included the nimite link for convenience. Other download links are also included if known at the time of writing.
So this is the complete expanded latest list as of today. I anticipate that it will expand more.

Word - all versions (Paid)
Available from:
Jarte + (Free and Paid versions)
Excel all versions. (Paid)
Available from:

Wordpad (included with Windows )
Notepad (included with Windows )

Email and Messaging
Microsoft Outlook all versions. (Paid) Available from:
Windows Mail (included with Windows )
Thunderbird (Free)
Available from
TW Blue Twitter Client. Free or donation) Microsoft People (included
with Windows ) Outlook Address Book View. (allows more reliable and
easier viewing and saving of contacts) (Free) Skype Available from Internet Telephone Available
from Yahoo Available from

Cloud Storage
DropBox (Free and Paid)
Available from
OneDrive (Free and Paid) (Free to Office Subscribers) Available from SendSpace Wizard (Free and Paid)
Available from:
Open Drive Desktop client.(Free and Paid)
iCloud also (for transfer to iPhone and iPad)(Free and Paid)

Programming- Web Development
Cisco Jabber
Cisco Jabber softphone accessible with JAWS scripts available on Cisco
website Oracle applications Oracle Enterprise suite (can confirm the
accessibility on Finance module which works after installing Java
–both 32 bit & 64 bit)
Notepad++ Programmer's Editor
Available from

Podcasts and News readers.
RSS Reader (Webbie Accessibility Suite) (Free) Available from:
QCastv (paid)
Available from:
Podcast downloader (Webbie Accessibility Suite) (Free) Available from:

Compression and File Utility
7-Zip (Free)
Available from
DirZip (for creating separate zips of several folders in a directory.
(Free) WinRAR (Trial/Paid) Available from SyncBack Free (Backup utility) Free and
paid versions) Explorer ++ (Fast alternative to File Explorer) (Free)
Master Seeker (Fast file finder) (Free)
everything search from void tools (Free)
Bulk Rename Utility (Multiple File rename) (Free) Copy Path - Copy
file path to clipboard from application menu. (Free) Copy file Names
(Can copy multiple filenames from selected files to clipboard via
application key.) (Free)

OCR and Scanning
ABBYY FineReader 12(paid)
Kurzweil V14. (paid)
Open Book (paid)

Audio and CD Tools
Audacity )Free )
Available from
Goldwave (Free and Paid versions)
Format Factory (File Conversion)(Free) Switch File Conversion. (paid)
FreeM4B to Mp3 converter (Need to use Jaws Cursor) (Free) Ponte's
Media Downloader (YouTube downloader) (Free) Available from:
Virtual Recorder (Records output from sound card)(Free)

Mp3DirectCut (Free)
Mp3Tag (Free)
CDex 1.71 (CD Ripper)(Free)
CD Burner XP (CD Burner (Free)
Available from
DVD Audio Extractor (Paid)

Daisy and Audio Book Software
FSReader 3 (Included with Jaws)
HumanWare Companion (For Victor reader Devices) (Free) Daisy Book
Generator (Converts Audio Books into Daisy Books) (Free) Audible
Manager and downloader (Now buggy as not updated - need to install
Windows 7/8 Versions.) (Free) Inaudible Audible book Converter (Free)
OverDrive for Windows (Free) Plextext transfer (For use with Plextalk
Daisy Readers)(Free)

eBook reading
Kindle PC app all versions (Free)
QRead (Paid)
Available from:
Balabolka (eBook TTS Reader) (Free)
Bookworm ) (Free)
FSReader (included with Jaws)
SpeakOn Media Suite (Free)
Codex eBook Converter. (Free)
TextAloud 3 (Creates TTS Audio Books from eBooks) (Paid)

Music radio and Media Players
VLC (Free)
Available from
WinAmp (Free)
Available from
Windows Media Player included With Windows) iTunes (Needs column
browser enabled for use with Screenreader) (Free)
Available from
BBC iPlayer TV (Webbie) (Free)
BBC iPlayer Radio (Webbie) (Free)
Both Available from:
SpeakOn Media Suite (Free)
Tapin Radio (Free and Paid versions)
Spotify (Free and paid versions)
Available from

Speech TTS
Eloquence (paid)
Ivona Voices. (paid)

Other Utilities
Belarc Advisor ) (Diagnostics) (Free)
Unchecki (Stops Adware and Malware by unchecking boxes in
Clock2 (Clock announce , reminder and alarm(Webbie Accessibility
Suite) (Free) Available from:
CloseAll (Closes all windows and applications running)(Free) Team
Viewer (Remote Screen sharing) (Free for clients) Available from Sharp Keys (For remapping keyboard)
(Free) Irfanview (Image viewing and editing Software.) (Free)
Available from FileZilla FTP Client
Available from • Money Talks from APH is
a paid accessible bank account management programme. There’s more info here:
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• SyncToy 2.1 from Microsoft is a free accessible backup programme; more info and download here:
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• The suite of accessible programmes from
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• TrueCrypt is a free accessible encryption prog; although it’s no
longer being developed, I still find it very useful. More info at
list end

The free Office sounds plugin is a useful programme for use with
earlier Office suites for those who find the sounds it installs helpful cues as indications of what Office programmes may be doing. More info and download is here:

Web Browsers (all free)
Google chrome
Available from
Available from
Internet explorer (included with Windows) edge (included with
Windows) Opera (Free) Available from

Microsoft Store Apps
(Download from within Windows Microsoft Store) World Clock KNFB Reader

My Blind hammer Blog
My Guide Dog and Tech Access Blog

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Rayn Darren
Sent: 16 December 2019 09:25
Subject: Resources list

HI all,

We discussed a resources list last month, I've been working on a site for a client recently and have added this page to their site. It can be found at: I'm still updating the list, so as many URL's as I've been able to find as of now are loaded.
I've also removed the categories listing as I didn't find it necessary.
I will be reorganizing the list to have all apps "included with windows"
in the same section, most likely at the bottom of the list as they won't have URL's. I look forward to updating this list as more resources are approved by the group.

If I missed anything, or anyone wants to add to the other lists on the page, please do let me know, I'll gladly update!



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