moderated Re: accessible desktop tax software


Vicky Collins
 

Do you perhaps have any suggestions that might help others navigate the TaxAct program, or perhaps yours would be similar to mine? For examples, when I would restart the program after walking away for a while, I needed to use the touch cursor and then tab to the Continue Where I Left Off button or whatever it is where I could then press enter. Also, often when a new question came up, all the information wouldn’t be read, and I found it easiest to use the arrow keys to first arrow up to where the information for that question began and then use the down arrow to read through all the info and then find the appropriate button on which to press enter. A couple of times I had to route the JAWS cursor to the PC cursor and then find the exit button and do a left mouse click to get out of something. And then, too, for completing some of the lines on the form, especially when several lines were completed on one screen, I had to use the touch cursor to tab through the choices to then make each of my selections. And then once done, I would activate that cursor once again and tab through the entire screen to make sure that I had indeed chosen what I meant to choose. When tabbing through the choices, though, JAWS would most often repeat the prior choice before reading the current one, so it took much more time than it should to go through some of the forms.

 

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From: Marie Nelson
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2022 2:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: accessible desktop tax software

 

Sorry, I believe you were speaking of Tax act and that is the one I used.

Marie

 

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings

Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 9:44 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: accessible desktop tax software

 

Marie,  And you used ...?

 

On 3/16/2022 6:21 PM, Marie Nelson wrote:

> I am using win10 2021 H1 and the latest version of Jaws 22. I just completed and e-filed my tax return two days ago. Although there were some stumbling blocks along the way, I managed to get them worked out. I do have a fairly simple return so this might make a difference.

> Hope you find the right solution.

> Marie

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> -----Original Message-----

> From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Covici

> Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 12:35 PM

> To: main@jfw.groups.io

> Subject: Re: accessible desktop tax software

> Hmm, I could hardly read anything in the window, I could not read the questions or anything, they sure broke it this year.

> -----Original Message-----

> From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Vicky Collins

> Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 12:41 PM

> To: main@jfw.groups.io

> Subject: Re: accessible desktop tax software

> I was able to prepare and submit my return using TaxAct desktop, but it did require using the touch cursor a lot and thus took much longer for me to complete my return this year.

>> On Mar 16, 2022, at 10:30 AM, John Covici <covici@...> wrote:

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>> Hi.  I was using taxact for many years to do my taxes, but they did

>> something mean and its no longer accessible.  I tried turbotax and

>> that does not work either.  I need a desktop version that has a

>> schedule c.

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>> Anybody know of anything out there?

>> 

>> Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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