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From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of James Malone
Sent: 12 June 2022 00:41
Subject: Re: New Subscriber Contemplating Switching from NVDA to JAWS with A Few Questions
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: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> on behalf of Karen
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 9:34:15 AM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: New Subscriber Contemplating Switching from NVDA to JAWS
with A Few Questions
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 more.
I hope this helps, and I've not stepped on the toes of the moderator.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Lanie
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2022 11:27 PM
Subject: New Subscriber Contemplating Switching from NVDA to JAWS with
A Few Questions
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.