moderated Re: Installing Jaws scripts


Mike, with JAWS 2020 and I suspect newer versions, one needs to enter on Utilities instead of Explore JAWS,
and continue as directed.

------- Original Message --------
From: Mike B []
To: <>
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021, 2:53 PM
Subject: Installing Jaws scripts
Hi John,
Try the following:
1. Open the start menu with the windows key and open the All Programs
2. Navigate to the version of Jaws you want to work with and press enter.
3. Press enter on, Explore Jaws, now down arrow to, Explore my settings,
and press enter.  This puts you directly into the ENU folder of this
version of Jaws and this is where you want to paste your scripts.
If you need more help just let us know.
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* John J. Fioravanti, Jr. <>
*To:* <>
*Sent:* Saturday, March 06, 2021 7:02 AM
*Subject:* Re: Installing Jaws scripts

Hi Udo: Actually I'm installing some old scripts for a music keyboard
editor from 2011. On this particular  machine, I'm using windows 7 and
jaws 14.

*From:* <>
< <>> *On Behalf Of *Udo
Egner-Walter via
*Sent:* Saturday, March 6, 2021 09:38 AM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* Re: Installing Jaws scripts

Hi John,

You can find the folder dealing with user scripts this way:

1. Depending on your JAWS installation:

a) If you start JAWS in system tray then press JAWS+J to open JAWS
context menu

b) If you don't start JAWS in system tray then Press JAWS+J to bring
JAWS window to the front and activate the menu by pressing alt key

2. Select "Utilities" and open it

3. Select "Explore Utilities Folder". Now Explorer will open with some
file links.

4. Search for "Explore my settings" file link and activate it. Another
Explorer window will now open containing your settings and user scripts.

If your script file is for a particular application you can copy the
scripts file here. If the JSB file is from an older version of JAWS it's
a good idea to open your application, then press JAWS+0 (0 in the number
row above the chars, not the number block on the right side). This will
open Script Manager with your script file. Press Control+S to compile
the script again, a new JSB will be made from JAWS.

If your script file is not for a particular application or another
script file for an application already exists, you can include your file
with a "USE" command. It this is what you need let me know and I can
describe this in detail.

Good luck with your script file


Am 06.03.2021 um 13:15 schrieb John J. Fioravanti, Jr.
< <>>:

Hi: perhaps it's my age, but it's been a long time, and I don't
remember how to install jaws scripts, the JSB JSD and JSS files.
Could someone walk me through it?


<>>*On Behalf Of*Brian Vogel
*Sent:*Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:55 AM
*To:* <>
*Subject:*Re: Need Microsoft Disability phone number!

On Sat, Mar 6, 2021 at 12:36 AM, Leedy Diane Bomar wrote:

There are many reasons why this is the most imaginable offensive

Then, Diane, we definitely come from very, very different worlds.  I
can come up with at least 20 questions, off the top of my head, that
exceed this one in offensiveness.

There can be people who are being offensive, but I have very clearly
explained why it is foolish, yes, foolish to assume that without
additional evidence.

And I will say, again, that all accessibility is a workaround.  In
the case of screen readers, it is the substitution of audition for
vision.  The two senses are in no way directly equivalent.  This
will always entail compromises and while the experience can be
substantially the same when it comes to text-based information, it
will never be for many things that cannot be captured that way.

And the idea that "light dependence no longer needs to be the only
way to access information" has been here, now, for quite a while.
But the fact is, and will always remain, that visual media, and
anything on a computer besides text is just that, is going to be
designed primarily with that in mind.  That it should be accessible,
to the maximal extent possible, via other means should be a given in
good design.  But do not delude yourself into thinking that even
things most ideally designed for maximal accessibility can, or will,
ever be able to give you "exactly the same information" that the
sighted get, because they can't.

And, by the way, my earlier comments regarding tech support was for
tech support dedicated to screen reader users or users of other
assistive technology.  Most techs not in that arena have no reason
to know about assistive technology.  It is not cost effective to try
to train every generic help desk person in how to use a screen
reader, particularly since most larger companies do have dedicated
AT support and smaller companies have to pick where their money
goes.  If there is not a substantial blind user base of a given
product, and the maker is a small company down to "mom and pop,"
they cannot reasonably be expected to have screen reader literate
tech support.

And that's not because you're less of a person, or less worthy of
respect.  It's because you are part of a tiny minority in the
general population and there are limited resources, financial and
otherwise.  I really cannot believe that anyone who is blind does
not understand this, I really can't.  And if that's offensive to
say, so be it, because it is a fact, and one that is never, ever
going to change.

Brian *-*Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042

*One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of
the shore for a very long time.*

~ André Gide

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