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Re: Latest JAWS 16 Update Download Links & What's New In This Update

Louise Johnson <herclouise@...>
 

Hi thanks for sharing the links and yes I have updated JAWS 16 and no problems yet. I will in the new year put JAWS 17 on the computer and figure out what settings I need to have that I enjoy using now. Louise and princess Kiara

 

From: Mike B. [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
Sent: December 18, 2015 9:41 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Latest JAWS 16 Update Download Links & What's New In This Update

 

Hi All,

 

Below are the 32 & 64 bit direct download links for the latest J16.0.4468 update & what's new in this update.

 

32 Bit:

 

 

64 Bit:

 

 

The following is a list of improvements made between the JAWS 16 October 2015 release and the December 2015 update.

 

To download JAWS 16, go to the
Previous JAWS Downloads page.

 

list of 8 items
• Resolved an issue reported by some customers using Outlook where JAWS would sometimes not read the currently selected message as you navigated through
a list of messages in a folder. You would hear the message status, such as "unread", but no additional info, like the message sender or the subject.
• When opening the Advanced Find dialog box in Outlook using CTRL+SHIFT+F to search for specific messages and you press F6 to move to the message list,
a customer reported issue was resolved where JAWS would sometimes stop reading the selected message if the window scrolled as you navigated through the
list.
• When navigating a list of messages in Outlook 2016, resolved an issue where the selected message was not being read as expected using speech or Braille.
• Resolved an issue where the message list in Outlook 2010 was not being read correctly after closing a JAWS dialog box.
• Addressed an issue with the Amazon Product Search Research It lookup source not returning results as expected.
• This update contains new drivers from HumanWare for the Brailiant BI Braille display in order to support Windows 10.
• Resolved an issue with the German version of JAWS where the Alva ABT 3 series braille display drivers were not available in the Synthesizer and Braille
Manager.
• Addressed a customer reported issue where buttons on certain web pages were not being read correctly by JAWS.
list end

Take care.
Mike


Re: VLC

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

I finally found my downloads folder, and it didn’t work at all. I managed to download the HTML data using the right mouse click and save target.  I could save the entire page.  What I was unable to do was download the file I wanted.  For that matter, I didn’t download the wrong command file either.    So near, and yet so far.  Earlier today, I downloaded the latest JAWS 16 without a hitch.

 

Ted

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 12:37 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: VLC

 

Actually, I'd suggest you use the bundled setup available at the labdv site I posted about.  It sounds like their installer does all the work for you as far as installing the necessary components for the library as well as VLC.

        I also doubt very much that it matters whether you have the 64-bit versus 32-bit version, since the 32-bit version is their primary one and will run just fine on a 64-bit system.

 


Re: message rules

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Jerry,
 
Use the, Where the To line contains people, option in the conditions list.  Here's what you want in the appropriate edit field.
 
 
Take care.
Mike

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 10:11 AM
Subject: message rules

I am trying to make a message rule in Outlook Express on my windows 7 computer and runnning jaws 16. I tried to make a rule using the e-mail address that we use to send messages to the listserve when posting inquaries to the listserve and it did not work. Can you please tell me of something else I can use to make this rule work so my messages from the jfw listserve will go into my Jaws folder instead of landing in my inbox folder. Thank you for your assistance with this issue to make this rule work.
 
Jerry
 


Re: VLC

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Another program that loves to jump in there, if you have it, is Roxio Burn.  that's the one I find most annoying, so I'll consider your suggestion, Brian. the silly thing keeps popping up, hindering Power DVD's performance even further.  It’s a really cool program, though, when used as intended.

 

Ted

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 1:31 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: VLC

 

Kevin,

        I know you didn't address this to me, but I can tell you the answer - File Associations.

        How you get to these varies slightly depending on which version of Windows you're running, but generally you get to this via the Default Programs option in Control Panel.  There you can specify which programs open which specific file types.  When certain things (e.g., PowerDVD) are installed they will automatically associate file types they can play with themselves.  Often when you install another program that can handle the same files it will ask you as part of your installation process whether you'd like to set it as the default player for a list of file types (or all media files).  When you answer in the affirmative it does the changing of the file associations as part of the install.

         If you want to tweak just what opens a single file type or a couple of specific file types use the Default Programs settings to do that.

 

Brian


Re: VLC

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Well, it’s definitely not working, or if its downloading, I have no idea where it’s putting it.  It keeps going on about DVDX.  Either this sight is nuts, or I am, and I guess it’s up to me to figure out which.

 

Ted

 

 

From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@...]
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 1:30 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: VLC

 

Okay, the title didn’t match, which worried me a bit.  It said it was downloading something else.  We can always try it, then take a peak and see what I have.  Internet 10 seems to be a bit squirrely, something I never observed at home. Then again, I used the Juno interface at home, and my performance was so awful under 7 I can’t judge one way or the other.  Incidentally, the VLC I currently have is 32, but the one you referenced seems to be 64.

 

Ted

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 1:12 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: VLC

 

They're hosting the files on sourceforge.  By the time you follow the "link tree" through you end up getting the download(s) from sourceforge.

Brian, only the messenger


Re: VLC

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Very carefully.  At first, neither my sighted guide nor I could make head or tail of it.  Than I did a right click, and things began to appear.  Later, I read the help documentation, and learned how easy it was supposed to be.  Actually,. it works reasonably well with plain DVD’s.  If you don’t want to see it automatically, you can adjust Autoplay to either take no action, or ask you what you want to do.

 

Ted

 

From: Kevin Wollenweber [mailto:dancingweed@...]
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 1:25 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: VLC

 

Ted:

 

I noticed that POWER DVD comes up when I try and load a blu-ray disk, but there is nothing about POWER DVD that is accessible.  How did you get around that, yourself?

 

Kevin


Re: VLC

 

Kevin,

        I know you didn't address this to me, but I can tell you the answer - File Associations.

        How you get to these varies slightly depending on which version of Windows you're running, but generally you get to this via the Default Programs option in Control Panel.  There you can specify which programs open which specific file types.  When certain things (e.g., PowerDVD) are installed they will automatically associate file types they can play with themselves.  Often when you install another program that can handle the same files it will ask you as part of your installation process whether you'd like to set it as the default player for a list of file types (or all media files).  When you answer in the affirmative it does the changing of the file associations as part of the install.

         If you want to tweak just what opens a single file type or a couple of specific file types use the Default Programs settings to do that.


Brian


Re: VLC

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Okay, the title didn’t match, which worried me a bit.  It said it was downloading something else.  We can always try it, then take a peak and see what I have.  Internet 10 seems to be a bit squirrely, something I never observed at home. Then again, I used the Juno interface at home, and my performance was so awful under 7 I can’t judge one way or the other.  Incidentally, the VLC I currently have is 32, but the one you referenced seems to be 64.

 

Ted

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 1:12 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: VLC

 

They're hosting the files on sourceforge.  By the time you follow the "link tree" through you end up getting the download(s) from sourceforge.

Brian, only the messenger


Re: VLC

Kevin Wollenweber <dancingweed@...>
 

Keith:

 

Oh, it’s no value except that it is yet another format, like 3-D, and if the movie you want to enjoy is only available in that format, what are ya gonna do?  However, blu-ray is valuable for other things like music, and a blu-ray disk will hold a lot more data and video than standard DVD; so there is a lot that can be done with this format.  Since Apple is king, they don’t always support blu-ray.  So guess who loses in the end!

 

Kevin


Re: VLC

Kevin Wollenweber <dancingweed@...>
 

Ted:

 

I noticed that POWER DVD comes up when I try and load a blu-ray disk, but there is nothing about POWER DVD that is accessible.  How did you get around that, yourself?

 

Kevin


Re: JAWS With Blackboard

 

This suggestion makes no sense since Thunderbird is an e-mail client.  However, given the sorts of suggestions I've gotten from certain members of so-called technical support this one is by no means surprising.


Re: VLC

 

They're hosting the files on sourceforge.  By the time you follow the "link tree" through you end up getting the download(s) from sourceforge.

Brian, only the messenger


message rules

Jerry hathaway
 

I am trying to make a message rule in Outlook Express on my windows 7 computer and runnning jaws 16. I tried to make a rule using the e-mail address that we use to send messages to the listserve when posting inquaries to the listserve and it did not work. Can you please tell me of something else I can use to make this rule work so my messages from the jfw listserve will go into my Jaws folder instead of landing in my inbox folder. Thank you for your assistance with this issue to make this rule work.
 
Jerry
 


Re: JAWS With Blackboard

Rob Hill
 

My college’s IT staff suggesst use of thunderbird on their site.  Blackboard access is a bit hairy in any case.It’s taken lots of patience.
 
Rob

Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 10:09 PM
Subject: JAWS With Blackboard
 
Just today, I decided to embark on a series of professional development courses that rely on Blackboard as their platform. I've heard Blackboard has taken accessibility to a much higher standard in recent years. 
 
But does anyone have tips, tricks, or Tutorials for Blackboard for a JAWS user?
 
On a related note, I still use Version 15. Is there an obvious advantage to upgrading to Ver. 17 before starting to work with Blackboard?
 
Thanks.
 
-Kane



Latest JAWS 16 Update Download Links & What's New In This Update

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,
 
Below are the 32 & 64 bit direct download links for the latest J16.0.4468 update & what's new in this update.
 
32 Bit:
 
 
64 Bit:
 
 
The following is a list of improvements made between the JAWS 16 October 2015 release and the December 2015 update.
 
To download JAWS 16, go to the
Previous JAWS Downloads page.
 
list of 8 items
• Resolved an issue reported by some customers using Outlook where JAWS would sometimes not read the currently selected message as you navigated through
a list of messages in a folder. You would hear the message status, such as "unread", but no additional info, like the message sender or the subject.
• When opening the Advanced Find dialog box in Outlook using CTRL+SHIFT+F to search for specific messages and you press F6 to move to the message list,
a customer reported issue was resolved where JAWS would sometimes stop reading the selected message if the window scrolled as you navigated through the
list.
• When navigating a list of messages in Outlook 2016, resolved an issue where the selected message was not being read as expected using speech or Braille.
• Resolved an issue where the message list in Outlook 2010 was not being read correctly after closing a JAWS dialog box.
• Addressed an issue with the Amazon Product Search Research It lookup source not returning results as expected.
• This update contains new drivers from HumanWare for the Brailiant BI Braille display in order to support Windows 10.
• Resolved an issue with the German version of JAWS where the Alva ABT 3 series braille display drivers were not available in the Synthesizer and Braille
Manager.
• Addressed a customer reported issue where buttons on certain web pages were not being read correctly by JAWS.
list end
Take care.
Mike


Re: VLC

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

That’s what I plan to do.  I’ll keep working at it in spare time, it’s worth it.

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 12:37 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: VLC

 

Actually, I'd suggest you use the bundled setup available at the labdv site I posted about.  It sounds like their installer does all the work for you as far as installing the necessary components for the library as well as VLC.

        I also doubt very much that it matters whether you have the 64-bit versus 32-bit version, since the 32-bit version is their primary one and will run just fine on a 64-bit system.

 


Re: VLC

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

This is strange.  Right clicking either of these links  to start a download gives you only the HTML content, not the file you want.  Left clicking or entering takes you to another download altogether, a program from Source Forge, definitely neither of the files I want.  I thought I might be clicking the wrong link, but I tried it several times to no avail.  I might try putting the file names in Google, since they appear to be exactly what I’m looking for.  For now, I bookmarked the URL.

 

Ted

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 11:27 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: VLC

 

It gets better, someone has done a VLC installer with libaacs bundled.  See this page under the area, Windows Bundles with DLLs, most specifically the link for the VLC 2.x bundle.  They also have a bundle to get libbdplus if it turns out you need it.


Re: VLC

 
Edited

Actually, I'd suggest you use the bundled setup available at the labdv site I posted about.  It sounds like their installer does all the work for you as far as installing the necessary components for the library as well as VLC.  I hadn't found those complete installers until after my initial post with the article with step-by-step manual instructions.

        I also doubt very much that it matters whether you have the 64-bit versus 32-bit version, since the 32-bit version is their primary one and will run just fine on a 64-bit system.



Re: VLC

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Okay, Brian, if I understand the site, I download and install both the VLC 64 package and the library package, and install in that order?  Also, will the former install on top of the current installation?

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 11:27 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: VLC

 

It gets better, someone has done a VLC installer with libaacs bundled.  See this page under the area, Windows Bundles with DLLs, most specifically the link for the VLC 2.x bundle.  They also have a bundle to get libbdplus if it turns out you need it.


Re: VLC

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Told you it would get simpler!

 

From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@...]
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 11:29 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: VLC

 

Now that’s interesting.  I downloaded from the office, so what I probably have at home is a 32-bit version, although I have a 64-bit system.  I may try the download again, as indicated in the article.  I’ll have to copy all the goodies to a thumb drive for home installation and use.  As the program continues to evolve, this may get simpler, but I’d really like to try it.  Thanks.

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 11:16 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: VLC

 

Ted,

            The documentation is awful, but in the end it is a simple "download and copy" to the correct location.  Here's an article entitled, How To Play Bluray Disks In VLC that covers it in nauseating detail and this is the direct link to the VLC page where the DLL can be downloaded for copy install.

 

Brian