moderated Re: Accessible System Backup Image software, (WAS) the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit
george b <gbmagoo@...>
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I use backblaze on 1 windows pc, and 2 macs and it works great
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: May 6, 2020 23:20
Subject: Re: Accessible System Backup Image software, (WAS) the latest update to jaws 2020 giving me a fit
I have never tried any of the cloud based backup software. Lets see if anyone else has any suggestions.
How about back blaze.
Can that be used?
There are blind people on these list that I trust. Some use Image for Windows backup software which isn’t free but it will let you create a restore/recovery disk that has the screen reader Narrator that you can use to recover your PC if Windows isn’t working at all.
Some use Macrium Reflect which is free. But it does require eye sight to recover your PC if Windows isn’t working. Maybe it is possible to use a talking Windows PE with Macrium Reflect to recover without vision. I’m just not sure. But, If you have access to eye sight, recovery isn’t suppose to be very difficult.
Others just clone their drive with Casper. I am not familiar with that process
But, with IFW and MR, it is necessary to boot up off of a restore/recovery disk to restore the drive. That means two things for the blind user.
First, You have to be able to boot your PC with the recovery DVD or thumb drive. And, Changing your PC so it will boot up from something other than its primary drive requires sighted help. That means changing the boot sequence in BIOS or, using the correct function key to temporarily change the boot up sequence.
Second, Once you are booted in to a recovery environment you will again need sighted help to restore your PC if this recovery environment has no speech .
There are others here who have more experience with backup and cloning software. But, I can tell you that it is critical to have backups of your important data.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Arkadiusz Swietnicki
Wow, interesting that I have never heard of this software. One never stops learning.
I think it is what ever you get accustomed to using. Image for Windows did cost me around $40, but it has always worked to restore my hard drives.
You can use IFW to create a recovery disk that includes Narrator so you have a screen reader to use to restore your PC. That is an absolute necessity if Windows is so messed up that your PC won’t boot up in to Windows.
Since this recovery disk has to be bootable for disaster recovery, you would need to change your PC’s boot sequence in the BIOS. That requires eye sight but it is a one time change.
In my case, instead of getting someone to change my boot sequence in the BIOS, I use F11 and some additional key strokes to force Windows to boot up from the boot media which can be either a DVD or a thumb drive again, created with the IFW software.
Its been so long since I created the boot media that I do not have clear recollection as to how it was accomplished. The directions are in the IFW manual. I suspect that there are several members on these list who can provide you with the directions to create the boot media and provide directions on how to get a crippled PC to boot from the media if you do not want to get someone to change your boot sequence in your PC’s BIOS.
The best of luck,
Is that image for Windows a good solution? I am also searching for a good backup software.
I’m guessing that there is a typo in your response.
What do I need to run to tell when check boxes are checked?
And, in my Version of Image for Windows, something like V3... there is a check box in settings that is called accessible check boxes. You can check this to cause Jaws to see the state of the check boxes.
But, You will still have to use the Jaws/or equivalent cursor to tell that they are checked in some places in the menus. Also, in some places in the menus, you will see a PLUS SIGN instead of a checkbox for example, to indicate that a drive has been selected to be added to the back up process.
In my particular case, on all 3 of my laptops, I just hit the space bar to put a PLUS SIGN in front of my primary drive/C drive to do a full back up. IFW has never let me down with Windows 7 or Windows 10 and I have done recoveries on all 3.
Runjcortona Microsoft speech and they will read
I use Image for Windows, but do you know how to make the checkboxes accessible? It is something in an ini-file.
Best regards René H. Nielsen
Terabyte Drive Image Backup and Restore Suite is 100% accessible beginning to end, including the recovery disk. There's an option to set in an INI file when building the recovery disk that will automatically start Narrator when said disk is booted. Works a treat, as they say. Best fifty bucks you'll ever spend on your computer. http://www.terabyteunlimited.com
On 5/3/2020 12:57 PM, David Griffith wrote: