moderated Re: New Subscriber Contemplating Switching from NVDA to JAWS with A Few Questions

James Malone <james.malone93502@...>

From reading the post, Lanie was indeed aware that Jaws uses
"scripts". The question was more in regards to the best places to
obtain said scripts. NVDA has a couple of repositories for it's
addons, they (and now I,) were wondering if there are such places for
Jaws these days. The only ones I know of are the scripts done by Brian
Hartgen, as well as the Reaper scripts. :)

On 6/12/22, ratshtron <northstarr1950@...> wrote:
Hmmmm, if you use jaws you use scripts, lol!

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From: <> on behalf of Karen Reynolds
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 9:34:15 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: New Subscriber Contemplating Switching from NVDA to JAWS with A
Few Questions

Hi Lanie,
I don't use scripts, so I can't help you there. I do use a braille display.
It is the Focus 40 5th generation. Since I've been a long time user of Jaws,
early to mid 90's, I chose this display over others because I wanted the two
to work well together. Since Then I understand there are several from other
companies that work well with Jaws too.

There is another group. The group I found has a braille display focus only.
Getting them to work with screen readers; including NVDA, Narrator, IOS,
Jaws, etc.; is often discussed on that list. Also deciding which one might
work best with your preferred screen reader. Here is the link to learn

I hope this helps, and I've not stepped on the toes of the moderator.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Lanie Molinar
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2022 11:27 PM
Subject: New Subscriber Contemplating Switching from NVDA to JAWS with A Few

Hi all. I've been playing with JAWS 2022 for a little while now. I'm a
long-time user of NVDA and like it, but I'm interested in some of the
features JAWS provides that NVDA doesn't, and I'd like to start using
Braille more since I love Braille and am autistic and sometimes have periods
of sensory overload with all my screen readers going off around me and other
noises in my environment. I know JAWS provides better Braille support, and
I'm hoping to get a Braille display soon. I have a few questions though. Are
there any resources for finding scripts? I'm used to looking for add-ons in
one location, like the NVDA add-ons website. Also, is there a way to make
JAWS speak passwords? With NVDA, I have an add-on that does this. Does
anyone know of any training resources for people who already know how to use
a computer, advanced computer users, or people who have used other screen
readers? I looked at the basic training materials, but they seemed a little
basic for my needs. Finally, is there anyone who has made this switch and
might be able to give me some tips on switching? Thanks.

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