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Re: Focus 40 Blue for JAWS

Steve Matzura
 

Again, late to the game on responding, but I do so agree with you.
However, with the accelerated pace of classes and the overwhelming
amount of material required for absorption, I challenge our old
slates, styluses, manual typewriters and abacuses to keep up with
today's demands, not to mention our backs hauling all that stuff
around when an iPad or other tablet will replace them all and do more
than what all of them could in the past.

On Tue, 16 Jul 2013 04:51:56 -0400, you wrote:

All this seems daunting to me. When I matriculated all I needed for my
school work was a Braille slate and stylus, reel to reel tape recorder,
Braille writer, and a manual typewriter, abacus, and or a Taylor arithmetic
slate. All of which ran perhaps 250 dollars in cost then. It causes one to
wonder whether the education gotten is worth the high cost of all the modern
technology doesn't it?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Holloway" <rholloway@gopbc.org>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2013 11:42 PM
Subject: Re: Focus 40 Blue for JAWS


Your advice is sound.

However, my daughter is only 10 (now) and wasn't using her computer
extensively at the time the SMA ran out. We started off with a PAC Mate
with a display and a new computer with JAWS for her when she was four.
Freedom got us with a couple of sma's and a couple of hma's (or whatever
the hardware agreements are).

Soon after we bought all this (she was age 5) , our daughter started
working with Braille 'n Speak. Then moved to an mPower at 6, and on to an
Apex BrailleNote at age 7, so decided to hold off until she was ready to
start really using the FS items more before that became a place to spend
even more money. Besides, we needed to buy various iDevices for her as
well along the way. And other little items like Victor Readers and such.
There is always somewhere to spend more money on technology.

Actually, we realize now that we actually could have used the JAWS license
with her PAC mate and had working JAWS 12, 13, and 14, before we upgraded,
but I don't think it has caused her a major setback. It actually would
have been nice if they had told us the PAC Mate included the JAWS feature
up front. That extra $900 was hard to part with then, and I'd have saved
the original SMA money plus the upgrade money if I had only bought now--
something like $600, and be in the exact same place now.

We've been using her Apex extremely heavily for several years now. It is
where most everything is done for her schoolwork and personal notes and a
good deal of her online needs are handled between the Apex and her
iDevices.

That said, were heading into 5th grade and we need to get more up to speed
with our jAWS as well as all the rest, so it was time, and the hassle of
using the PacMate as a huge JAWS "DONGLE" was just too much of a hassle
not to move forward with a regular license. I may need to get her a laptop
pretty soon anyhow, so we'll be all set for that when the time comes. The
only problem is she's gonna need a wagon or small golf cart to haul all
her technology around with her pretty soon, LOL.

Good advice though-- I appreciate it!

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 15, 2013, at 9:57 PM, "Lee Maschmeyer" <leemer1@comcast.net> wrote:

For what it's worth (every penny you pay for this advice <grin>)
screenreaders are far too much in flux to skimp on updates. If you have
the money it is close to imperative, imho, to purchase every single
update. And, when you do an automatic upgrade, destroy your personal
settings for that version and use Settings Center to recreate them from
scratch. Personal settings are, for example, the ones in:

c:\users\lmaschm\appdata\roaming\freedom scientific\jaws\

This is the path on Windows 7. Other versions have slight variations. And
of course replace lmaschm with your (or your daughter's) ID.

Just shooting off my mouth but it really is a good idea to buy new
versions so you're lucky you did so,

--

Lee Maschmeyer

"Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to
others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what
you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise."
--Lewis Carroll

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Re: Accessible disk imaging programs Jaws14

Steve Matzura
 

Image for Windows. http://www.terabyteunlimited.com. The problem is,
of course, restoring the boot drive, since you can't boot Windows to
do it. There are ways around it, but none of them are pretty.

On Mon, 1 Jul 2013 18:29:41 -0700, you wrote:

Hi,
Would anyone happen to know of an accessible disk imaging program that is
for windows7 and works with Jaws14? This program should also allow one to
back up to an external drive and restore independently.
Thanks in advance for any responses
Shai



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Re: Dragging & Dropping

Steve Matzura
 

Haha, don't laugh at me (too hard) for posting this almost seven
months late, but I found it of interest to tell you that on one of my
systems, drag and rop only works if I use the right CONTROL key on my
keyboard, not the left one. Any ideas why this would be, why Windows
would care or even know which key I used? I know that every key on a
keyboard sends a different scan code, but even unto left versus right
control keys? Wow!

On Mon, 1 Jul 2013 10:21:35 -0700, you wrote:

Hi All,

I have never tried dragging & dropping with Jaws so, I thought I would give
it a try. Well, I have tried & tried & for whatever reason I can't get it
to work. Here is what I'm doing:
1. Highlighting the file I want to drag in my My Documetnts folder &,
invoking the keystroke control, insert, + numpad slash.
2. Now, I open the destination folder &, invoke the keystroke control,
insert, + numpad slash to drop the file.

Well, it's not working! Would someone please explain how to drag & drop
with Jaws, the correct way?! All help will be appreciated immensely! Thank
you all very much.
Take care.
Mike
This email was sent from my, iBarstool.
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Re: Examples of inaccessible and accessible web sites?

MJ Williams <matthewjwilliams101@...>
 

hello Russell,
You could start by demonstrating how fiendishly confusing the main Youtube interface is. It is true that we have the accessible youtube page ( at http://tube.majestyc.net/?s=skip+to+the+good+bit )
but the latter doesn't seem to be fully functional all the time. for example, sometimes the search results display, no matter how many times you refresh and redraw the thing.
Apologies if this isn't exactly what you're looking for, it nevertheless should be a good example of how not to design a website for optimum screen reader access.
Matthew

At 04:34 30/01/2014, you wrote:
Hi all,

I’ll be co-presenting next week to a class of students regarding accessibility of websites and writing for the web.

I’d like to demo some really accessible websites, and some really inaccessible websites. Can anyone suggest some accessible sites, and some inaccessible sites with any or all of the following issues…
Unlabelled forms
Unlabelled images
Multiple unlabelled buttons
Pages with links with labels like “”click here”
Pages with Captchas
Pages with very poor visual contrast
Websites that only work in one browser

Thanks for any and all suggestions.

Russell
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Re: balloons keystroke is?

Adrian Spratt
 

Dean, I copy the following paragraph from a post by Gary King:

In Windows 7, press the Windows Key and type ease into the search box. Then press Enter on Ease of Access Center. When the Ease of Access Center appears, tab over to the Use the Computer without a Display link and press Enter. Next, tab to the How long should Windows Notification Dialogs Stay Open combo Box and choose from 5 seconds to 5 minutes. Thirty seconds or 1 minute should be adequate. I wouldn't want those balloons hanging around too long; they might block access to other items on the screen.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 11:27 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: balloons keystroke is?

Ignorant question: How do you extend the time Baloons stay on screen, in
windows 7, windows 8, or both?

Thanks.

Dean


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Mario Brusco
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 4:50 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: balloons keystroke is?

What I do is, after extending how long balloons stay displayed, and after
that a balloon is announced, I just left mouse click once. and if I wait too

long, I look for it in the notification area with a Windows+B, nav to
whatever it was and press the spacebar or enter key...
the other alternative is to use insert+f7, nav to the item, either tab to
right click button, do a right click or simply press enter...

different techniques for different situations, ahe?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Petro T. Giannakopoulos" <petrogia@clear.net>
To: <Jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: January 29, 2014 10:32 AM
Subject: balloons keystroke is?


What is the JAWS keystroke to click a balloon / tooltip? I know I can
changed the settings for how long the balloon stays before it disappears in
the Ease of access.
I see Malwarebytes uses balloons / tooltips so I need to know how to click
on balloons when they pop up.
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Examples of inaccessible and accessible web sites?

Russell Solowoniuk
 

Hi all,

I’ll be co-presenting next week to a class of students regarding accessibility of websites and writing for the web.

I’d like to demo some really accessible websites, and some really inaccessible websites. Can anyone suggest some accessible sites, and some inaccessible sites with any or all of the following issues…
Unlabelled forms
Unlabelled images
Multiple unlabelled buttons
Pages with links with labels like “”click here”
Pages with Captchas
Pages with very poor visual contrast
Websites that only work in one browser

Thanks for any and all suggestions.

Russell


Re: balloons keystroke is?

Dean Martineau <dean@...>
 

Ignorant question: How do you extend the time Baloons stay on screen, in
windows 7, windows 8, or both?

Thanks.

Dean

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Mario Brusco
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 4:50 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: balloons keystroke is?

What I do is, after extending how long balloons stay displayed, and after
that a balloon is announced, I just left mouse click once. and if I wait too

long, I look for it in the notification area with a Windows+B, nav to
whatever it was and press the spacebar or enter key...
the other alternative is to use insert+f7, nav to the item, either tab to
right click button, do a right click or simply press enter...

different techniques for different situations, ahe?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Petro T. Giannakopoulos" <petrogia@clear.net>
To: <Jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: January 29, 2014 10:32 AM
Subject: balloons keystroke is?


What is the JAWS keystroke to click a balloon / tooltip? I know I can
changed the settings for how long the balloon stays before it disappears in
the Ease of access.
I see Malwarebytes uses balloons / tooltips so I need to know how to click
on balloons when they pop up.
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Jaws 15 and MS Office Outlook 2010

Jim L
 

Heya folks,

When I land in my inbox after just loading MS Outlook 2010, Jaws doesn't
speak the last email that's in my inbox and that Jaws sits on, is there a
setting I can change to get Jaws to read the name, subject etc as previous
versions?

Cheers,

Jim


Re: balloons keystroke is?

Mario
 

What I do is, after extending how long balloons stay displayed, and after
that a balloon is announced, I just left mouse click once. and if I wait too
long, I look for it in the notification area with a Windows+B, nav to
whatever it was and press the spacebar or enter key...
the other alternative is to use insert+f7, nav to the item, either tab to
right click button, do a right click or simply press enter...

different techniques for different situations, ahe?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Petro T. Giannakopoulos" <petrogia@clear.net>
To: <Jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: January 29, 2014 10:32 AM
Subject: balloons keystroke is?


What is the JAWS keystroke to click a balloon / tooltip? I know I can
changed the settings for how long the balloon stays before it disappears in
the Ease of access.
I see Malwarebytes uses balloons / tooltips so I need to know how to click
on balloons when they pop up.
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test

Drew Hunthausen
 

Please ignore, just testing

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Jaws with Sage Simply Accounting?

Russell Solowoniuk
 

Hi all,

Do any of you know if Jaws 14 or 15 are compatible with Sage Simply
Accounting? If not, are there scripts available anywhere to make Jaws
work in Simply Accounting? Sorry, I'm not sure what version of Simply
Accounting it is... I am asking for someone else.

Thanks all.

Russell


Re: FW: Installing 15

Harris, Robert <harris.robert@...>
 

Kimber you may wish to write me off list. harris.robert@epa.gov


I use 2007 here and 2013 at home. We had sighted assistance shutting all the auto features offf, tool bars disabled, etc. Federal employee too and use windows 7 here and home with Jaws 14.4004 on home and work machines, (total).

I do so miss my xp laptop though

Bobby and Prince

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Louise Johnson
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 2:49 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: FW: Installing 15

Hi I thought I would put my two cents in here. I started with Jaws 14 and I did up grade to 15 and I still have a lot to learn so please keep putting up ideas so us as beginners can learn new things that are in jaws.From Louise
and Black Hawk

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Kimber Gardner
Sent: January 29, 2014 5:19 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: FW: Installing 15

My situation is much the same with the federal government. In fact we went to windows 7 at the office just with in the past year. My work at home machine has been windows 7 for only the past month and for my personal laptop, I am still clinging to XP and office 2003. Yes, I am a dinosaur!

JFW version 14 has given me problems only in outlook which is our email program at the office. The problem was pretty major in that sometimes Jaws would refuse to read the contents of email. Sometimes it worked fine and I could never detect a pattern for when it was likely to fail. Consequently I have pretty much left version 14 alone.



On 1/29/14, Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) <Ted.Lisle@ky.gov> wrote:
I agree 13 was good; it was smart enough to read secure e-mail, and I
notice
that's not on the list of 15's fixes and enhancements. However, 14
has given no problems at home, and is pretty darn stable in the
demanding software environment here at Happy Valley (read KY Medicaid).
For me, both 13 and 14 were much better than their predecessors with
Office
apps. Those were the only JAWS releases I ever considered a total
waste
of
money. Some may remember the problems I reported with Access and
Excel under XP. We work in a fairly conservative software
environment. By the time we adopt a new cutting-edge OS, it's almost ready for retirement.
We're more concerned with security and reliability than with innovation.
I'm pretty much that way at home since I started using Windows. My
recent upgrade to 7 marked the end of a nearly 8-year relationship
with XP. I replaced the OS only when I replaced the PC.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Kimber
Gardner
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:32 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: FW: Installing 15

These "enhancements" really are not especially impressive, especially
considering FS can't even get right something as basic as how a
punctuation
symbol is interpreted in a word document.

The only reason I upgraded is that as a federal employee, the upgrade
was purchased for me. Not sure yet if I'll stay with it or go back to
14 or even 13 which seemed to work better than either of the last two
versions.

Thanks for posting this, Ted.

On 1/28/14, Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) <Ted.Lisle@ky.gov> wrote:
Here it is, as requested. I'D seen at least some of this. Maybe I'm
getting harder to impress, but I'm still on the fence.

Ted

From: Grant Downey [mailto:Gdowney@FreedomScientific.com] On Behalf
Of Freedom Scientific Technical Support
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 2:39 PM
To: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Subject: RE: Installing 15

Hello Ted:

Thank you for contacting Freedom Scientific Support.

There are always internal improvements and tweeks with every version
of JAWS. It is a good idea to install JAWS 15 even if you are still
using a Windows 7 machine. For your information, below is the what's
new for JAWS 15.

This is taken from the JAWS 15 help section.

Vocalizer Expressive Synthesizer

JAWS 15 supports Vocalizer Expressive voices from Nuance Communications.
These new voices work exclusively with JAWS. Vocalizer Expressive
offers many benefits including pitch control, so you can more easily
identify upper case characters, improved performance, especially in
the areas of latency and speech quality, as well as support for a
wide variety of languages.

To download these voices, go to the
Vocalizer Expressive Voices
Web page. Each voice can be downloaded as high premium or premium.
The high premium voices are large files, but offer the highest
quality speech. The premium voices offer very good speech quality and
a smaller file size. Both high premium and premium versions of a
voice can be installed on the same computer so they can be compared.
After installing a voice, a Vocalizer Expressive profile will be
added to the list of JAWS voice profiles.

New FSReader 3 with HTML Support

A new version of FSReader, Freedom Scientific's software DAISY
(Digital Accessible Information System) book reader, is included with
JAWS 15. In FSReader 3, the text area of the book is now in HTML
format, which means you can navigate using the same techniques that
you use on the Web. You can use navigation quick keys such as H to
move by heading or P to move by paragraph. You can also use the JAWS
list of links, list of headings, and more.

To learn more about using FSReader 3 to access DAISY content, refer
to the FSReader Getting Started book which can be accessed by
pressing F1 while in FSReader.

Download Freedom Scientific Training Materials Using FSReader

You will now download and install Freedom Scientific training DAISY
books directly through FSReader 3. Training materials will no longer
be listed in the JAWS Check for Updates dialog box.

To access Freedom Scientific training DAISY books, do the following:

list of 3 items
1. Start FSReader 3.
2. Press ALT+F to open the File menu and choose Open JAWS Training
Table of Contents to open the table of contents book.
3. Each available DAISY book is identified as a link. Navigate to the
book you want to open and press ENTER. If the selected book has not
yet been installed on your computer, FSReader will automatically
download and install the book and then open it. Otherwise, the
selected book is opened.
list end

New Speech History for Speech-only Users

For years, braille users have had a mode where the braille display
would show the exact information spoken by the speech synthesizer.
You can also pan the braille display back to review the last 50
spoken items. The New Speech History feature in JAWS 15 extends this
functionality to users who rely on speech more than braille.

If you miss one or more messages spoken by JAWS, you can press
INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by H to open a Results Viewer window
INSERT+containing up
to the last
50 announcements spoken by the synthesizer. When the Speech History
window opens, you are placed on the line containing the most recent
announcement.
To
clear the history, press INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by SHIFT+H. The
history is also cleared when you lock the computer or completely log
off. If you do not want JAWS to maintain a speech history, clear the
Enable Speech History check box in Settings Center.

The braille mode, previously called Speech History, has been renamed
to Speech Output in order to avoid confusion.

Updated Skype Support

JAWS 15 now offers support for the latest version of Skype. Using
Skype, you can make free voice and video calls as well as send and
receive instant messages with other users across the Internet. If you
are running a version of Skype earlier than 6.3, you should update to
the most recent version to take full advantage of JAWS support for
Skype.

For best results using Skype with JAWS, it is recommended that you
switch to Compact View, which displays your Contact list in the main
window, while conversations are displayed in their own separate
windows. You can then use ALT+TAB or the Window List dialog box
(INSERT+F10) to move between conversation windows and the Skype main
window. To switch to Compact View, press ALT+V to open the View menu,
press UP ARROW to Compact view, and press ENTER.

Some other key enhancements include:

list of 6 items
* When Skype alerts you to an incoming call, JAWS automatically
speaks the text of the notification regardless of what application
you are currently using.
The notification is also shown on the braille display as a flash message.
* If you are in a chat window typing messages back and forth with
another Skype user, JAWS automatically announces incoming messages as
they are received.
Incoming messages are also shown on the braille display as a flash
message.
If you are involved in multiple conversations and you are using the
Compact View, which opens each conversation in a separate window,
JAWS will also read incoming messages from other conversations in the
background.
* Pressing CTRL in conjunction with number 1 through 0 on the number
row will read the last 10 items in the history list with CTRL+1 being
the most recent.
Pressing these keystrokes twice quickly will display the
corresponding message in the Virtual Viewer.
* Pressing CTRL+SHIFT+E will move focus to the chat entry field if
the currently open Skype window contains one.
* Pressing CTRL+WINDOWS Key in conjunction with number 1 through 5 on
the number row will let you specify up to 5 conversation windows you
can quickly switch to by pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by number
1 through 5.
* Pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by SHIFT+R will repeat the
current background notification, such as who is calling or an incomming message.
list end

For more information on using JAWS with Skype, refer to the Skype
help topic.

Third-party Braille Display Drivers now Included in JAWS Installation

For the past several years, Freedom Scientific has worked closely
with braille display manufacturers to help them create drivers that
enable their displays to take advantage of all of the latest braille
support offered by JAWS. This includes BrailleIn and the ability to
enter text into applications directly from the braille display's
Perkins-style keyboard. Once Freedom Scientific had verified and
digitally signed a driver, users of third-party braille displays
would need to download the JAWS driver from the manufacturer's Web site in order to use it.

Beginning with JAWS 15, several third-party braille display drivers
will now be automatically installed with JAWS and will be available
for adding through the Synthesizer and Braille Manager as soon as the
JAWS installation is complete. Users will no longer have to download
and install a separate JAWS driver for there display from a different
Web site.

The latest braille display drivers from the following manufacturers
are now included with JAWS:

list of 7 items
* American Printing House for the Blind
* BAUM Retec AG
* Handy Tech
* HIMS
* HumanWare
* Optelec Tieman Group (Only Alva BC-640 at this time)
* Papenmeier
list end

Note: Certain braille displays may require you to download a separate
Windows driver from the Manufacturer's Web site before they can be used.

Auto Detection of Braille Displays

If you establish a USB or Bluetooth connection with your braille
display, JAWS now immediately detects and begins using the display
without the need to first close and restart JAWS. This is especially
useful if you use JAWS in a school or training environment where
multiple braille displays may be used with the same computer. For
instance, if you are using a Focus 40 Blue over a Bluetooth
connection and you establish a USB connection with another display,
JAWS will begin using the braille display that is connected over USB.
If you then disconnect the USB display and power on the Focus 40
Blue, JAWS will switch back to the Bluetooth connection with the Focus Blue.

More Braille Options Added to Startup Wizard

The JAWS Startup Wizard consists of a series of pages that let you
quickly configure some of the more commonly used JAWS settings
without the need to go through several menus and managers to locate
them. In JAWS 15, the Braille page of the Startup Wizard has been
expanded to include more common braille settings that users tend to
configure the most when they first install JAWS.
In addition to contracted braille options and flash messages, you can
now also set the braille mode (Structured, Line, or Speech Output),
enable or disable word wrap, reverse the panning buttons on your
display, select the placement of your display's status cells, or set
the firmness of the braille dots on your Focus or PAC Mate Portable
Braille Display. In addition, if you read braille in more than one
language, you can specify the primary language table.

Instant Switching between Braille Tables

If you regularly access information in other languages using your
braille display, JAWS now allows you to configure preferred braille
tables that you can switch between on-the-fly using Quick Settings or
a convenient keystroke.

To set preferred tables, open the Settings Center, expand the Braille
group, expand the Advanced group, and then choose Braille Tables. A
dialog box opens listing all of the braille tables included with JAWS.
You can choose the tables you want to set as preferred tables as well
as set one of your preferred tables as the primary table. For
instance, you may want to switch between English, Spanish, and
French, but have English as your primary table.

Once you have set your preferred braille tables, you can open Quick
Settings from any application and use the new Preferred Translation
Table option, located under the Braille Options group, to cycle
between your preferred tables. You can also press DOTS 2-3-4-5-7
CHORD from the Perkins-style keyboard on your Freedom Scientific
Focus series braille display to quickly switch between preferred
braille tables.

Braille Structured Mode Improvements

When using JAWS with a refreshable braille display, Structured Mode
gives you descriptive information about the current dialog box and
the current selected control. Previously, the only way to change how
Structured Mode presented information was to select Define Structured
Mode in Settings Center to open a dialog box where you could
individually configure each control type, for instance, check boxes
and buttons.

JAWS 15 makes the process of configuring Structured Mode much easier
by adding a new Structured Mode group under the Braille group in
Settings Center that contains options for configuring how the
structured line is displayed so you do not have to modify each
individual control. In addition, when displaying a structured line,
JAWS will align the braille display to show the most relevant
information, such as a prompt, to elliminate the need to pan the
display in order to locate this information.

To access the new Structured Mode settings, Open Settings Center
(INSERT+F2), expand the Braille group, and then select the Structured
Mode group. The following options are now available:

list of 4 items
* Open the Include Optional Components group to configure what
control info is shown on the braille display. This includes, the
control type and whether it will be displayed in the status cells or
not, level and position, hotkeys, hints, dialog box title
information, dialog box descriptive text, and control group info.
* Select or clear the Align to Structured Segment option to determine
if JAWS will align the display to the most appropriate Structured
Mode segment when a control gains focus.
* Select or clear the Reverse Order of Structured Data to change how
the structured line is shown on the braille display. When selected,
the control info is shown first, followed by the group, and then the
dialog box information.
* Select Advanced to open the Control Type Options dialog box where
you can modify symbols used to represent controls on your braille
display as well as the symbols used to represent the states a control
can be in - such as selected or cleared for a check box.
list end

By default, the control type, such as chk for check box and btn for
button, is shown in the status cells of the braille display. If you
encounter multiple types that need to be shown in the status cells,
the symbols for each individual type will be combined into a single
symbol that will fit in the status area of the display. For example,
if you encounter a graphic within a link, you would see ilnk. If the
graphic was part of a level 1 heading, you would see ih1. If a
graphical link was part of a level 2 heading, you would see ilh2, if
the display has four status cells, or just ilh if the display has
three status cells.

For more information, see the Braille Display Modes help topic.

Changed Braille Symbols for Structured Mode

The following braille symbols used to represent various control
states in Structured Mode have been changed.

list of 6 items
* A - is now used to indicate opened or expanded.
* A + is now used to indicate closed or collapsed.
* Disabled and Grayed are now represented by xx.
* Required is now represented by rq.
* Pressed is now represented by the = symbol.
* Graphics are now indicated by img.
list end

Enhanced Table Reading in Braille

JAWS allows you to determine how much information is shown on your
refreshable braille display for tables in Word documents as well as
virtualized documents such as Web pages and e-mail messages. Using
the settings in the Table Options group, located under the Braille
Options group in Quick Settings, you can choose to display the
current cell, current row, or current column. In JAWS 15,
enhancements to these options have been made to make it even easier
to access the contents of tables using braille.

If JAWS is configured to display either the current row or current
column, JAWS now displays the vertical bar symbol (dots 1-2-5-6)
between cells to help indicate where one cell ends and the next
begins.

If JAWS is configured to display either the current row or current
column, JAWS now displays the vertical bar symbol (dots 1-2-5-6)
between cells to help indicate where one cell ends and the next
begins.

If the current row is being displayed, JAWS will now display the
current column number before the cell where the cursor is located. In
addition, if JAWS is configured to speak column headers, the header
for the current column will also be shown in braille following the
column number and prior to the cell containing the cursor.

Similarly, If the current column is being displayed, JAWS will now
display the current row number before the cell where the cursor is
located. In addition, if JAWS is configured to speak row headers, the
header for the current row will also be shown in braille following
the row number and prior to the cell containing the cursor.

Error Reporting

In order to more promptly respond to customer issues, the new JAWS
error reporting feature will allow you to send information about any
JAWS errors to Freedom Scientific over the Internet. If JAWS
unexpectedly closes, a memory dump file, containing diagnostic
information, is created in the JAWS user settings folder. If you also
experience any issues where JAWS appears to still be running, but you
have lost speech or braille, you can press INSERT+WINDOWS
Key+F4
to manually close JAWS, terminate all related processes, and create
the memory dump file.

After the memory dump file has been created, JAWS will automatically
restart and display a dialog box indicating that an error was
detected and will ask if you want to send this information to Freedom
Scientific. Choose the Send button to transmit the error report
directly to Freedom Scientific. JAWS will display a message to
indicate that the report was sent successfully. If there was a
problem sending the report, for instance, you do not have an active
Internet connection, you are asked if you want to try sending it again.
Choose Yes or No. Choose Don't Send if you do not wish to send the
error report to Freedom Scientific. Choosing to send any error
reports helps Freedom Scientific to continue to improve JAWS.

The information transmitted to Freedom Scientific is limited to the
memory dump file as well as generic information allowing Freedom
Scientific to investigate the source of the issue, such as your
product version number, the date and time the error occurred, number
of times your system has experienced an error, and the error code
related to the problem that occurred. The only information related to
your specific environment that is transmitted is your computer's MAC
address to find trends on a particular system. However, there is no
way for us to map MAC addresses to any particular individual, and no
personal identification information is transmitted.

In addition, you can choose from one of the following radio buttons:

list of 3 items
* Ask me if I want to send error reports to Freedom Scientific each time:
Choosing this option will cause this dialog box to be displayed each
time an error is detected. This is the default setting.
* Send all error reports to Freedom Scientific without asking: If you
choose this option, future error reports are automatically sent to
Freedom Scientific without displaying a dialog box.
* Never send error reports to Freedom Scientific: If you choose this
option,, any future error reports will not be sent to Freedom
Scientific and you will not be prompted to send an error report.
list end

You can also configure this setting using the new Error Reporting
combo box, located on the Miscellaneous page in Settings Center.

Navigation Quick Key Changes

The following Navigation Quick Key assignments have been changed to
be more consistent with the Navigation Quick Keys available when
using the Touch
Cursor:

list of 10 items
* Next Radio Button: A
* Previous Radio Button: SHIFT+A
* List Radio Buttons: CTRL+INSERT+A
* Next Region: R
* Previous Region: SHIFT+R
* List Regions: CTRL+INSERT+R
* Move to the main region of a page: Q
* Next OnMouseOver: SEMICOLON
* Previous OnMouseOver: SHIFT+SEMICOLON
* List OnmouseOvers: CTRL+INSERT+SEMICOLON list end

The scripts for moving to the next or previous anchor and the next or
previous block quote as well as listing anchors are still available,
but are no longer assigned to keystrokes. If you still wish to use
this functionality, you can assign new keystrokes through the
Keyboard Manager.

New Setting for Controlling How Web Page Links are Activated

On certain Web pages, pressing ENTER on some elements such as links
does not always activate the element as expected. The new Link
Activation option affects how links are activated when you press the
ENTER key in a virtual document.
It is located under the Virtual Cursor Options and Personalized Web
Settings groups in Quick Settings, as well as under the Miscellaneous
group of the Web/HTML/PDF group in Settings Center.

When this option is set to "Enter simulates mouse click," pressing
the ENTER key on a link actually simulates a left mouse click on the link.
This is how JAWS behaved prior to version 15, and it is still the
default behavior.

When this option is set to "Enter sends Enter key," pressing the
ENTER key on a link instead causes the ENTER key to be passed on to
the system. You may want to choose this setting if pressing ENTER
does not activate a Web element unless you first press INSERT+3 to
enable the Pass Key Through feature.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to
contact us.
Thank you for choosing Freedom Scientific!

If replying to this message, Be sure to include all previous
correspondence pertaining to this issue so that we might more quickly
assist you.

Kind Regards,
Grant Downey
Technical Support Specialist
Freedom Scientific
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From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@ky.gov]
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 8:48 AM
To: Freedom Scientific Technical Support
Subject: Installing 15

I have 15 ready to go, but have not installed it yet on my new PC.
Frankly, I've been wondering what the advantages are. I chose Windows
7, and have no interest in 8, based upon what I've read and heard, so
what, if anything, do I gain. I'm running 64-bit Win 7, with a
conservative 4GB, with room for more, Blu-ray read-write optical
drive, and 1TB hard drive.

Ted (4067)

Ted Lisle, PH.D., Medicaid services Specialist; phone: (502)
564-2574, X 2054; Fax: (502) 564-2228.


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Re: Jaws 15 saying dot instead of period

Dave Durber
 

Hello Kimber:

I agree with you, that JAWS should be programmed to take account of both situations. Even if you are using the reveal codes function, JAWS should treat the end Paragraph code, as an non-printable character and therefore speak the period correctly.

Well, as with all situations like this, we will just have to watch this space.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimber Gardner" <kimbersinbox1963@gmail.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:23 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws 15 saying dot instead of period


Dave,

I notified FS about the period vs dot issue yesterday. I received an
email from Tracey Jackson asking whether the problem occurs when
paragraph marks are hidden. It doesn't, but in my opinion that is far
from a solution. Since my reply I haven't received any further
correspondence from FS. Hopefully it will go on their list of things
to fix.

Thanks,
Kimber

On 1/28/14, Dave Durber <d.durber@gmail.com> wrote:
Kimber:

I think that JAWS is interpreting the Word Paragraph symbol following the
period, in the same way as it has been programmed, when the period is
followed by an alphabetical character, e.g. .com, .exe, etc.

Try putting a space character after the period at the end of the paragraph,

then pressing the ENTER key, then read the paragraph. If JAWS says "period",

then you should let FS know about this problem.

HTH

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimber Gardner" <kimbersinbox1963@gmail.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 7:29 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws 15 saying dot instead of period


Thanks Dave. Hmm, it's interesting that I'm not seeing the dot vs
period issue in notepad too.



On 1/28/14, Dave Durber <d.durber@gmail.com> wrote:
Kimber:

The paragraph indicator in MS Word, is its representation for the
Carriage
return plus line feed, which is what you get in basic editing programs,
such

as Notepad.

HTH

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimber Gardner" <kimbersinbox1963@gmail.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 6:27 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws 15 saying dot instead of period


Hi Ted and all,

Ted has hit on exactly the scenario in which the dot vs period
announcement issue occurs.

In Word 2003 using Jaws 15, Jaws reads the period as a dot when the
punctuation occurs at the end of a paragraph,
that is immediately before a paragraph symbol. If however, I insert a
space before the paragraph symbol, Jaws reads the punctuation as
period just as it should.

In notepad the period is read correctly all the time, which makes
sense I guess because there are no paragraph indicators in notepad
documents. Am I right about that?

In any case, I will report this issue to FS. Thanks to everyone for
helping me figure it out so I may report it accurately.

Kim
On 1/27/14, Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) <Ted.Lisle@ky.gov> wrote:
Does this happen at the end of a paragraph? JAWS does strange things
when
the punctuation runs into the paragraph mark.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Kimber
Gardner
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 3:27 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Jaws 15 saying dot instead of period

I followed your suggestion about changing the period in the customize
punctuation area of setting center. Interestingly enough, the
description
contained there says period and not dot. In fact I am seeing this same
strange misannouncement in word 2010 with jaws 15 on my office
computer
too.
So it isn't specific to the version of word I am running at home.

On 1/27/14, Soronel Haetir <soronel.haetir@gmail.com> wrote:
An easier way is to bring up the settings center (jaws+6), switch to
the default config (ctrl+shift+d), go down to the Punctuation group
and then hit space on "Customize punctuation", when the list appears
type the period key, then tab a couple times to the Edit Description
button.

If the text has been replaced somewhere else the dictionary is
probably your best bet.

On 1/27/14, Kevin Hourigan <kevinthourigan@gmail.com> wrote:
You may wish to try the Dictionary feature.
Cheers Kevin.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kimber Gardner
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 5:39 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Jaws 15 saying dot instead of period

Hi All,

I recently installed Jaws 15 on my laptop running Word 2003. I find
that instead of saying "period" at the end of a sentence, Jaws 15 is
saying "dot." This is really annoying.

Is there some way to change what Jaws says from dot to period when
it
encounters the punctuation? Incidentally, when I type a period Jaws
15 says period.

Thanks,
Kim

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Re: FW: Installing 15

Louise Johnson <herclouise@...>
 

Hi I thought I would put my two cents in here. I started with Jaws 14 and I
did up grade to 15 and I still have a lot to learn so please keep putting up
ideas so us as beginners can learn new things that are in jaws.From Louise
and Black Hawk

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Kimber Gardner
Sent: January 29, 2014 5:19 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: FW: Installing 15

My situation is much the same with the federal government. In fact we
went to windows 7 at the office just with in the past year. My work at
home machine has been windows 7 for only the past month and for my
personal laptop, I am still clinging to XP and office 2003. Yes, I am
a dinosaur!

JFW version 14 has given me problems only in outlook which is our
email program at the office. The problem was pretty major in that
sometimes Jaws would refuse to read the contents of email. Sometimes
it worked fine and I could never detect a pattern for when it was
likely to fail. Consequently I have pretty much left version 14 alone.



On 1/29/14, Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) <Ted.Lisle@ky.gov> wrote:
I agree 13 was good; it was smart enough to read secure e-mail, and I
notice
that's not on the list of 15's fixes and enhancements. However, 14 has
given no problems at home, and is pretty darn stable in the demanding
software environment here at Happy Valley (read KY Medicaid).
For me, both 13 and 14 were much better than their predecessors with
Office
apps. Those were the only JAWS releases I ever considered a total waste
of
money. Some may remember the problems I reported with Access and Excel
under XP. We work in a fairly conservative software environment. By the
time we adopt a new cutting-edge OS, it's almost ready for retirement.
We're more concerned with security and reliability than with innovation.
I'm pretty much that way at home since I started using Windows. My recent
upgrade to 7 marked the end of a nearly 8-year relationship with XP. I
replaced the OS only when I replaced the PC.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Kimber
Gardner
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:32 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: FW: Installing 15

These "enhancements" really are not especially impressive, especially
considering FS can't even get right something as basic as how a
punctuation
symbol is interpreted in a word document.

The only reason I upgraded is that as a federal employee, the upgrade was
purchased for me. Not sure yet if I'll stay with it or go back to
14 or even 13 which seemed to work better than either of the last two
versions.

Thanks for posting this, Ted.

On 1/28/14, Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) <Ted.Lisle@ky.gov> wrote:
Here it is, as requested. I'D seen at least some of this. Maybe I'm
getting harder to impress, but I'm still on the fence.

Ted

From: Grant Downey [mailto:Gdowney@FreedomScientific.com] On Behalf Of
Freedom Scientific Technical Support
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 2:39 PM
To: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Subject: RE: Installing 15

Hello Ted:

Thank you for contacting Freedom Scientific Support.

There are always internal improvements and tweeks with every version
of JAWS. It is a good idea to install JAWS 15 even if you are still
using a Windows 7 machine. For your information, below is the what's
new for JAWS 15.

This is taken from the JAWS 15 help section.

Vocalizer Expressive Synthesizer

JAWS 15 supports Vocalizer Expressive voices from Nuance Communications.
These new voices work exclusively with JAWS. Vocalizer Expressive
offers many benefits including pitch control, so you can more easily
identify upper case characters, improved performance, especially in
the areas of latency and speech quality, as well as support for a wide
variety of languages.

To download these voices, go to the
Vocalizer Expressive Voices
Web page. Each voice can be downloaded as high premium or premium. The
high premium voices are large files, but offer the highest quality
speech. The premium voices offer very good speech quality and a
smaller file size. Both high premium and premium versions of a voice
can be installed on the same computer so they can be compared. After
installing a voice, a Vocalizer Expressive profile will be added to
the list of JAWS voice profiles.

New FSReader 3 with HTML Support

A new version of FSReader, Freedom Scientific's software DAISY
(Digital Accessible Information System) book reader, is included with
JAWS 15. In FSReader 3, the text area of the book is now in HTML
format, which means you can navigate using the same techniques that
you use on the Web. You can use navigation quick keys such as H to
move by heading or P to move by paragraph. You can also use the JAWS
list of links, list of headings, and more.

To learn more about using FSReader 3 to access DAISY content, refer to
the FSReader Getting Started book which can be accessed by pressing F1
while in FSReader.

Download Freedom Scientific Training Materials Using FSReader

You will now download and install Freedom Scientific training DAISY
books directly through FSReader 3. Training materials will no longer
be listed in the JAWS Check for Updates dialog box.

To access Freedom Scientific training DAISY books, do the following:

list of 3 items
1. Start FSReader 3.
2. Press ALT+F to open the File menu and choose Open JAWS Training
Table of Contents to open the table of contents book.
3. Each available DAISY book is identified as a link. Navigate to the
book you want to open and press ENTER. If the selected book has not
yet been installed on your computer, FSReader will automatically
download and install the book and then open it. Otherwise, the
selected book is opened.
list end

New Speech History for Speech-only Users

For years, braille users have had a mode where the braille display
would show the exact information spoken by the speech synthesizer. You
can also pan the braille display back to review the last 50 spoken
items. The New Speech History feature in JAWS 15 extends this
functionality to users who rely on speech more than braille.

If you miss one or more messages spoken by JAWS, you can press
INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by H to open a Results Viewer window
INSERT+containing up
to the last
50 announcements spoken by the synthesizer. When the Speech History
window opens, you are placed on the line containing the most recent
announcement.
To
clear the history, press INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by SHIFT+H. The
history is also cleared when you lock the computer or completely log
off. If you do not want JAWS to maintain a speech history, clear the
Enable Speech History check box in Settings Center.

The braille mode, previously called Speech History, has been renamed
to Speech Output in order to avoid confusion.

Updated Skype Support

JAWS 15 now offers support for the latest version of Skype. Using
Skype, you can make free voice and video calls as well as send and
receive instant messages with other users across the Internet. If you
are running a version of Skype earlier than 6.3, you should update to
the most recent version to take full advantage of JAWS support for
Skype.

For best results using Skype with JAWS, it is recommended that you
switch to Compact View, which displays your Contact list in the main
window, while conversations are displayed in their own separate
windows. You can then use ALT+TAB or the Window List dialog box
(INSERT+F10) to move between conversation windows and the Skype main
window. To switch to Compact View, press ALT+V to open the View menu,
press UP ARROW to Compact view, and press ENTER.

Some other key enhancements include:

list of 6 items
* When Skype alerts you to an incoming call, JAWS automatically speaks
the text of the notification regardless of what application you are
currently using.
The notification is also shown on the braille display as a flash message.
* If you are in a chat window typing messages back and forth with
another Skype user, JAWS automatically announces incoming messages as
they are received.
Incoming messages are also shown on the braille display as a flash
message.
If you are involved in multiple conversations and you are using the
Compact View, which opens each conversation in a separate window, JAWS
will also read incoming messages from other conversations in the
background.
* Pressing CTRL in conjunction with number 1 through 0 on the number
row will read the last 10 items in the history list with CTRL+1 being
the most recent.
Pressing these keystrokes twice quickly will display the corresponding
message in the Virtual Viewer.
* Pressing CTRL+SHIFT+E will move focus to the chat entry field if the
currently open Skype window contains one.
* Pressing CTRL+WINDOWS Key in conjunction with number 1 through 5 on
the number row will let you specify up to 5 conversation windows you
can quickly switch to by pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by number 1
through 5.
* Pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by SHIFT+R will repeat the current
background notification, such as who is calling or an incomming message.
list end

For more information on using JAWS with Skype, refer to the Skype help
topic.

Third-party Braille Display Drivers now Included in JAWS Installation

For the past several years, Freedom Scientific has worked closely with
braille display manufacturers to help them create drivers that enable
their displays to take advantage of all of the latest braille support
offered by JAWS. This includes BrailleIn and the ability to enter text
into applications directly from the braille display's Perkins-style
keyboard. Once Freedom Scientific had verified and digitally signed a
driver, users of third-party braille displays would need to download
the JAWS driver from the manufacturer's Web site in order to use it.

Beginning with JAWS 15, several third-party braille display drivers
will now be automatically installed with JAWS and will be available
for adding through the Synthesizer and Braille Manager as soon as the
JAWS installation is complete. Users will no longer have to download
and install a separate JAWS driver for there display from a different
Web site.

The latest braille display drivers from the following manufacturers
are now included with JAWS:

list of 7 items
* American Printing House for the Blind
* BAUM Retec AG
* Handy Tech
* HIMS
* HumanWare
* Optelec Tieman Group (Only Alva BC-640 at this time)
* Papenmeier
list end

Note: Certain braille displays may require you to download a separate
Windows driver from the Manufacturer's Web site before they can be used.

Auto Detection of Braille Displays

If you establish a USB or Bluetooth connection with your braille
display, JAWS now immediately detects and begins using the display
without the need to first close and restart JAWS. This is especially
useful if you use JAWS in a school or training environment where
multiple braille displays may be used with the same computer. For
instance, if you are using a Focus 40 Blue over a Bluetooth connection
and you establish a USB connection with another display, JAWS will
begin using the braille display that is connected over USB. If you
then disconnect the USB display and power on the Focus 40 Blue, JAWS
will switch back to the Bluetooth connection with the Focus Blue.

More Braille Options Added to Startup Wizard

The JAWS Startup Wizard consists of a series of pages that let you
quickly configure some of the more commonly used JAWS settings without
the need to go through several menus and managers to locate them. In
JAWS 15, the Braille page of the Startup Wizard has been expanded to
include more common braille settings that users tend to configure the
most when they first install JAWS.
In addition to contracted braille options and flash messages, you can
now also set the braille mode (Structured, Line, or Speech Output),
enable or disable word wrap, reverse the panning buttons on your
display, select the placement of your display's status cells, or set
the firmness of the braille dots on your Focus or PAC Mate Portable
Braille Display. In addition, if you read braille in more than one
language, you can specify the primary language table.

Instant Switching between Braille Tables

If you regularly access information in other languages using your
braille display, JAWS now allows you to configure preferred braille
tables that you can switch between on-the-fly using Quick Settings or
a convenient keystroke.

To set preferred tables, open the Settings Center, expand the Braille
group, expand the Advanced group, and then choose Braille Tables. A
dialog box opens listing all of the braille tables included with JAWS.
You can choose the tables you want to set as preferred tables as well
as set one of your preferred tables as the primary table. For
instance, you may want to switch between English, Spanish, and French,
but have English as your primary table.

Once you have set your preferred braille tables, you can open Quick
Settings from any application and use the new Preferred Translation
Table option, located under the Braille Options group, to cycle
between your preferred tables. You can also press DOTS 2-3-4-5-7 CHORD
from the Perkins-style keyboard on your Freedom Scientific Focus
series braille display to quickly switch between preferred braille
tables.

Braille Structured Mode Improvements

When using JAWS with a refreshable braille display, Structured Mode
gives you descriptive information about the current dialog box and the
current selected control. Previously, the only way to change how
Structured Mode presented information was to select Define Structured
Mode in Settings Center to open a dialog box where you could
individually configure each control type, for instance, check boxes
and buttons.

JAWS 15 makes the process of configuring Structured Mode much easier
by adding a new Structured Mode group under the Braille group in
Settings Center that contains options for configuring how the
structured line is displayed so you do not have to modify each
individual control. In addition, when displaying a structured line,
JAWS will align the braille display to show the most relevant
information, such as a prompt, to elliminate the need to pan the
display in order to locate this information.

To access the new Structured Mode settings, Open Settings Center
(INSERT+F2), expand the Braille group, and then select the Structured
Mode group. The following options are now available:

list of 4 items
* Open the Include Optional Components group to configure what control
info is shown on the braille display. This includes, the control type
and whether it will be displayed in the status cells or not, level and
position, hotkeys, hints, dialog box title information, dialog box
descriptive text, and control group info.
* Select or clear the Align to Structured Segment option to determine
if JAWS will align the display to the most appropriate Structured Mode
segment when a control gains focus.
* Select or clear the Reverse Order of Structured Data to change how
the structured line is shown on the braille display. When selected,
the control info is shown first, followed by the group, and then the
dialog box information.
* Select Advanced to open the Control Type Options dialog box where
you can modify symbols used to represent controls on your braille
display as well as the symbols used to represent the states a control
can be in - such as selected or cleared for a check box.
list end

By default, the control type, such as chk for check box and btn for
button, is shown in the status cells of the braille display. If you
encounter multiple types that need to be shown in the status cells,
the symbols for each individual type will be combined into a single
symbol that will fit in the status area of the display. For example,
if you encounter a graphic within a link, you would see ilnk. If the
graphic was part of a level 1 heading, you would see ih1. If a
graphical link was part of a level 2 heading, you would see ilh2, if
the display has four status cells, or just ilh if the display has
three status cells.

For more information, see the Braille Display Modes help topic.

Changed Braille Symbols for Structured Mode

The following braille symbols used to represent various control states
in Structured Mode have been changed.

list of 6 items
* A - is now used to indicate opened or expanded.
* A + is now used to indicate closed or collapsed.
* Disabled and Grayed are now represented by xx.
* Required is now represented by rq.
* Pressed is now represented by the = symbol.
* Graphics are now indicated by img.
list end

Enhanced Table Reading in Braille

JAWS allows you to determine how much information is shown on your
refreshable braille display for tables in Word documents as well as
virtualized documents such as Web pages and e-mail messages. Using the
settings in the Table Options group, located under the Braille Options
group in Quick Settings, you can choose to display the current cell,
current row, or current column. In JAWS 15, enhancements to these
options have been made to make it even easier to access the contents
of tables using braille.

If JAWS is configured to display either the current row or current
column, JAWS now displays the vertical bar symbol (dots 1-2-5-6)
between cells to help indicate where one cell ends and the next
begins.

If JAWS is configured to display either the current row or current
column, JAWS now displays the vertical bar symbol (dots 1-2-5-6)
between cells to help indicate where one cell ends and the next
begins.

If the current row is being displayed, JAWS will now display the
current column number before the cell where the cursor is located. In
addition, if JAWS is configured to speak column headers, the header
for the current column will also be shown in braille following the
column number and prior to the cell containing the cursor.

Similarly, If the current column is being displayed, JAWS will now
display the current row number before the cell where the cursor is
located. In addition, if JAWS is configured to speak row headers, the
header for the current row will also be shown in braille following the
row number and prior to the cell containing the cursor.

Error Reporting

In order to more promptly respond to customer issues, the new JAWS
error reporting feature will allow you to send information about any
JAWS errors to Freedom Scientific over the Internet. If JAWS
unexpectedly closes, a memory dump file, containing diagnostic
information, is created in the JAWS user settings folder. If you also
experience any issues where JAWS appears to still be running, but you
have lost speech or braille, you can press INSERT+WINDOWS
Key+F4
to manually close JAWS, terminate all related processes, and create
the memory dump file.

After the memory dump file has been created, JAWS will automatically
restart and display a dialog box indicating that an error was detected
and will ask if you want to send this information to Freedom
Scientific. Choose the Send button to transmit the error report
directly to Freedom Scientific. JAWS will display a message to
indicate that the report was sent successfully. If there was a problem
sending the report, for instance, you do not have an active Internet
connection, you are asked if you want to try sending it again.
Choose Yes or No. Choose Don't Send if you do not wish to send the
error report to Freedom Scientific. Choosing to send any error reports
helps Freedom Scientific to continue to improve JAWS.

The information transmitted to Freedom Scientific is limited to the
memory dump file as well as generic information allowing Freedom
Scientific to investigate the source of the issue, such as your
product version number, the date and time the error occurred, number
of times your system has experienced an error, and the error code
related to the problem that occurred. The only information related to
your specific environment that is transmitted is your computer's MAC
address to find trends on a particular system. However, there is no
way for us to map MAC addresses to any particular individual, and no
personal identification information is transmitted.

In addition, you can choose from one of the following radio buttons:

list of 3 items
* Ask me if I want to send error reports to Freedom Scientific each time:
Choosing this option will cause this dialog box to be displayed each
time an error is detected. This is the default setting.
* Send all error reports to Freedom Scientific without asking: If you
choose this option, future error reports are automatically sent to
Freedom Scientific without displaying a dialog box.
* Never send error reports to Freedom Scientific: If you choose this
option,, any future error reports will not be sent to Freedom
Scientific and you will not be prompted to send an error report.
list end

You can also configure this setting using the new Error Reporting
combo box, located on the Miscellaneous page in Settings Center.

Navigation Quick Key Changes

The following Navigation Quick Key assignments have been changed to be
more consistent with the Navigation Quick Keys available when using
the Touch
Cursor:

list of 10 items
* Next Radio Button: A
* Previous Radio Button: SHIFT+A
* List Radio Buttons: CTRL+INSERT+A
* Next Region: R
* Previous Region: SHIFT+R
* List Regions: CTRL+INSERT+R
* Move to the main region of a page: Q
* Next OnMouseOver: SEMICOLON
* Previous OnMouseOver: SHIFT+SEMICOLON
* List OnmouseOvers: CTRL+INSERT+SEMICOLON list end

The scripts for moving to the next or previous anchor and the next or
previous block quote as well as listing anchors are still available,
but are no longer assigned to keystrokes. If you still wish to use
this functionality, you can assign new keystrokes through the Keyboard
Manager.

New Setting for Controlling How Web Page Links are Activated

On certain Web pages, pressing ENTER on some elements such as links
does not always activate the element as expected. The new Link
Activation option affects how links are activated when you press the
ENTER key in a virtual document.
It is located under the Virtual Cursor Options and Personalized Web
Settings groups in Quick Settings, as well as under the Miscellaneous
group of the Web/HTML/PDF group in Settings Center.

When this option is set to "Enter simulates mouse click," pressing the
ENTER key on a link actually simulates a left mouse click on the link.
This is how JAWS behaved prior to version 15, and it is still the
default behavior.

When this option is set to "Enter sends Enter key," pressing the ENTER
key on a link instead causes the ENTER key to be passed on to the
system. You may want to choose this setting if pressing ENTER does not
activate a Web element unless you first press INSERT+3 to enable the
Pass Key Through feature.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact
us.
Thank you for choosing Freedom Scientific!

If replying to this message, Be sure to include all previous
correspondence pertaining to this issue so that we might more quickly
assist you.

Kind Regards,
Grant Downey
Technical Support Specialist
Freedom Scientific
Phone support: 727 803 8600, option #2 E-mail Support:
support@freedomscientific.com<mailto:support@freedomscientific.com>
Visit our website at:
http://www.freedomscientific.com

Our Mission
To develop, manufacture and market innovative technology-based
products and services that those with vision impairments and learning
disabilities use to change their world.

________________________________
From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@ky.gov]
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 8:48 AM
To: Freedom Scientific Technical Support
Subject: Installing 15

I have 15 ready to go, but have not installed it yet on my new PC.
Frankly, I've been wondering what the advantages are. I chose Windows
7, and have no interest in 8, based upon what I've read and heard, so
what, if anything, do I gain. I'm running 64-bit Win 7, with a
conservative 4GB, with room for more, Blu-ray read-write optical drive,
and 1TB hard drive.

Ted (4067)

Ted Lisle, PH.D., Medicaid services Specialist; phone: (502) 564-2574,
X 2054; Fax: (502) 564-2228.


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Re: JFW15, Eudora scripts.

Angela Delicata <angeladelicata@...>
 

I'd try Mozilla Thunderbird. it is free and accessible.
Ciao!
Angela from Italy.


Il 29/01/2014 19:41, Doris and Chris ha scritto:
Did you put them in your personal data folder?

Also, a northern Star shared his version of the scripts on here
recently. those should work.

good luck!

Doris




At 10:29 AM 2014/01/29 -0800, you wrote:
Hi! I want to use Eudora with JFW15 and have copied my scripts from
"my settings" in jfw14 to "my settings" in jfw15, but they don't show as
working when I launch Eudora.
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Re: Setting IE11 to IE10 compatibility mode with JAWS

Cy Selfridge
 

That is what FS tech support told us to do. Get rid of Chrome.
Cy

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 10:52 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: RE: Setting IE11 to IE10 compatibility mode with JAWS

Cy, the people I spoke to yesterday, who went into my system, reported
seeing serious interface problems between JAWS and Chrome. I intend to
uninstall it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Cy Selfridge
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:12 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Setting IE11 to IE10 compatibility mode with JAWS

Hi, We had a problem with FarmVille. (my wife plays it) and FS told us to
throw out IE 11 as well as Firefox and Google Crome.
When our ship comes in we are going to replace /Crystal's HP laptop with
something else. There is something really pecular about that hardware as
things which work on my HP just will not work on hers.
Both are W7 64 bit running Office 2007 with JAWS 14.
Cy

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 10:02 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Setting IE11 to IE10 compatibility mode with JAWS

In the course of trying to identify why I can't read certain parts of their
website with JAWS, a company has asked me to put IE11 in compatibility mode.
Below I'll list the steps I take to get there. Unfortunately, either I'm not
succeeding or I don't know how to confirm that I've succeeded after all.

1. F12 to open the developer toolbar.

2. control-8 to bring up emulation.

3. Arrow down to "10."

Here's where things go haywire. As soon as JAWS verbalizes "10," the entire
toolbar disappears.

Any ideas?
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Re: JFW15, Eudora scripts.

Doris and Chris
 

Did you put them in your personal data folder?

Also, a northern Star shared his version of the scripts on here recently. those should work.

good luck!

Doris

At 10:29 AM 2014/01/29 -0800, you wrote:
Hi! I want to use Eudora with JFW15 and have copied my scripts from
"my settings" in jfw14 to "my settings" in jfw15, but they don't show as
working when I launch Eudora.
what am I doing wrong?


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JFW15, Eudora scripts.

Curtis Delzer
 

Hi! I want to use Eudora with JFW15 and have copied my scripts from
"my settings" in jfw14 to "my settings" in jfw15, but they don't show as
working when I launch Eudora.
what am I doing wrong?


images and photos

Marvin Hunkin <startrekcafe@...>
 

Hi.

Is there any technology, which can describe photos and images, say on a file
sharing service.

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Re: Setting IE11 to IE10 compatibility mode with JAWS

Brad Martin
 

I think Darran's suggestion and the directions you posted do different things somehow. I did it your way, and boy I had all sorts of choices for emulating different environments including Google Chrome and IE for Windows phone; there were even options I couldn't understand. Darran's suggestion was simpler, but I don't know exactly what that version of "Compatibility view" does. Compatible with what? Ie10, IE 8, IE 6, Firefox? Again, certain things that worked with IE10 just don't work with IE11. However, is it possible for you to use Firefox? Or is it like my software at work that requires IE? Firefox has really solved most of the problems in my Internet life with JAWS.

Brad

On 1/29/2014 11:48 AM, Adrian Spratt wrote:
Brad,

Thanks for testing this method and reporting your findings. Fortunately, as I've just posted, Darren's alternative method works perfectly.

Like you with Facebook, however, solving the compatibility question hasn't solved the basic access problem.

I have to wonder if FS has addressed in JAWS 15 whatever lies behind what seem to me to be increasing web access difficulties. But based on reports on this list, I hesitate to install it, even though my SMA entitles me to.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Brad Martin
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:37 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Setting IE11 to IE10 compatibility mode with JAWS

Playing with this a little more, here's what seems to be happening:

1. You open a website.
2. When you take the steps you outlined, the Toolbar disappears because
the page is instantly reloaded in IE 10 compatibility mode.

3. If you press F12, you go back to Default mode.

I thought I'd try this to see if the problems that IE 11 introduced in
Facebook would resolve if I told the computer to pretend I was back in
IE 10. No such luck.

Brad


On 1/29/2014 11:02 AM, Adrian Spratt wrote:
In the course of trying to identify why I can't read certain parts of their website with JAWS, a company has asked me to put IE11 in compatibility mode. Below I'll list the steps I take to get there. Unfortunately, either I'm not succeeding or I don't know how to confirm that I've succeeded after all.

1. F12 to open the developer toolbar.

2. control-8 to bring up emulation.

3. Arrow down to "10."

Here's where things go haywire. As soon as JAWS verbalizes "10," the entire toolbar disappears.

Any ideas?
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