moderated Re: Jaws touch cursor #advisory

Van Lant, Robin

I have a touch screen on my personal laptop.  Frankly, I just don’t use it.  Nothing says you have to use it, even if it’s available.  Now, the only problem I have and some day I’ll get around to calling Microsoft accessibility on this, is that the touch keyboard will pop-up when I log in some times and I cannot figure a way to get rid of it other than to get to the tiny “x” button  that I can barely see.  The problem with just leaving it on screen is that it’s presence nullifies the Control key.  So, if I’m in Outlook and try to press Control Y to open the go to folder dialog, the control key won’t register. 


I’m not sure that there really is a way to use the touch screen with JAWS.  When I used Window Eyes, I could at least hit a button on the screen if I could see it or a sighted assistant was helping  me and wanted to use the touchscreen, but JAWS doesn’t seem to work that way and I havent’ learned the method for using gestures on the screen.  Now I just turn off JAWS if a sighted person is helping me with something and wants to use the touch gestures.




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Got it.
So what do think is the best work around for touch screens then?
Greetings and thanks for the quick reply.

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