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Re: Jaws speech and Zoomtext magnification?

Ron Worley Home <ron65@...>
 

I am running Zoomtext 10.1 and JAWS 16 and I have not had any problems as of yet.  If you have the opportunity to do this, install JAWS first and uninstall it last.  There can always be an argument of which one keeps control of the vidio card.  You should not have any troubles with running Zoomtext without speech and having JAWS to speak for you.

 

From: Amy Bower [mailto:abower@...]
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2015 10:54 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws speech and Zoomtext magnification?

 

Hi – I’m wondering if anyone is using Jaws speech with Zoomtext magnification. I did use this combo for years, but then abandoned Zoomtext in favor of Magic when it seemed almost impossible to get Zoomtext and Jaws to work together. This was at least 4-5 years ago that I made the switch. Now I’m having some problems with Magic and other products, like J-Say and Matlab (latter with Magic v. 13, so had to roll back to v. 12). Before I start a trial of Zoomtext, I would like to hear about any experiences out there with this combo. I always preferred the Zoomtext product for magnification.

-Amy B.

 

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Re: Adblock Plus, How / Where To Access Settings

 

Mario,

       You're not missing anything.  Adblock Plus is not a program and thus does not have any entries in either "Program Files" or the "Program Files (x86)" folders.

       The actual location of the Adblock Plus stuff is dependent on which browser you're referring to, and I'd be happy to try to locate it for you and can check on my Windows 7 machines if necessary.

        The reason I posted about the buttons in the browser is because the Options setting that pops-up or drops-down when you click it is generally how one interacts with Adblock Plus settings for a given browser.  If you are able to get to that button give that a try, as it's safer to try to tweak things via the user interface rather than directly editing underlying files whenever possible.

Brian


Re: Question about the Groups.io forum

 

Found the solution to my own question, and have applied a dope slap to my forehead for having missed this for so long.

On both the thread view of the messages and an individual message thread itself there is a link at the upper right side of the screen just above the first item displayed that reads "Date" and that has a tiny up arrow or down arrow next to that word depending on how you toggle it.

As it turns out, the main view of the message threads as a group was set by default to display in reverse chronological/newest first order.  The view of the messages in a single thread was set by default to display in chronological order.  Simply clicking on that Date link to flip it to reverse chronological within a message thread gives me the messages from newest to oldest.

This forum is much easier to read when that's the case!

Brian


Re: Adblock Plus, How / Where To Access Settings

Mario
 

ok, let's try this again. there is no folder named ad block plus in the program files folder. what am I missing?

On 1/4/2016 6:41 PM, Mike B. wrote:
Hi Mario,
I don't have Firefox installed on my Windows 7 system but, in XP the
Adblock is in Firefox's Tools / Add-ons. In Chrome in Windows 7 it's
under extensions. How you access the options oof Adblock in either
Firefox or Chrome is beyond me.
Take care.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Mario <mailto:mrb620@hotmail.com>
*To:* jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
*Sent:* Monday, January 04, 2016 2:03 PM
*Subject:* Re: Adblock Plus, How / Where To Access Settings

Mike, I don't have a folder in program files called ad block plus. I am
certain I have ad block plus as an plugin for firefox. so can ad block
plus be installed as a program, that can block ads from any source? did
I miss something?


On 1/4/2016 3:56 PM, Mike B. wrote:
> Hi All,
> Below is where & how to access / change your Adblock Plus settings, in
> Windows 7 anyways:
> File path:
> C:\Program Files\Adblock Plus for IE\html\templates\index.html
> 1. Open Ad Block Plust in the Programs Files folder.
> 2. Open the HTML folder.
> 3. Open the Templates folder & inside you'll find:
> *firstRun.html*
> *These are the settings when you first installed the program & are the
> default settings.*
> *index.html*
> *Open this to change your options / settings. Arrow down to, Allow some
> non-intrusive advertising, & uncheck this box if you don't want any ads
> to show.
> *
> Take care.
> Mike
>



Re: JAWS command for "SaySysTray" ...

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

Insert F11 gives me Network 3 Internet Access (one of two, it says) and
Speakers 54 percent, but if I do Windows B, I get a lot of information.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Les Kriegler [mailto:KRIEGLER@nycap.rr.com]
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 6:09 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS command for "SaySysTray" ...

I don't have this problem with Jaws 17. Insert-F11 works as it always
has. Sounds like you either need to perform a Jaws Repair or something
else is going on with your system.

Les

_____________________________________________
From: HAMILTON [mailto:jim.hamilton@rogers.com]
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 5:08 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: JAWS command for "SaySysTray" ...


HI ALL, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Among some of the more bothersome differences between JAWS 16 and JAWS 17
is the following irony:

Although I have set "SaySysTray", in JAWS 17 - as I had it set in JAWS
16, to: "ins/JAWSKey+F11", this command will not work. It just "sits
there"!

Farther down the JAWS 17 list of JAWS Keyboard commands is:
"ViewSysTrayItems", and this is set to: "control+shift+F11". However,
this simply displays a list of what's on the SysTray; but, you cannot
take any action on the listed SysTray items. Whereas, with the
"SaySysTray" command, you could "do something" with the items on the
SysTray, e.g. open the "context menu" to "safely remove hardware", access
network settings, etc.

Suggestions, as to how to get this function to work, will be gratefully
welcomed. Thank you.

Jim H

P.S.: When I can as clearly identify/describe other "bothersome" JAWS
17 issues, "I'll be back"!


Re: Are there any NVDA (or WindowEyes) and JAWS "dual users" or people who've used both here?

David Moore
 

Hi,
JAWS and NVDA both allow one to use key commands totally if they are totally blind. Have a great one.
 
 

Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: Are there any NVDA (or WindowEyes) and JAWS "dual users" or people who've used both here?
 

Hi Brian,

I am completely blind and use JAWS as my primary reader and NVDA as my backup reader.I have been taught to use the JAWS keyboard shortcut mode when my sight was acting up before it quit on me in 2005. This mode is available in Window Eyes or Supernova, not sure about other screen readers though.

 

Mes respects - Regards

Guy Castonguay

 

Spécialiste en Technologie de remplacement de la vue – Vision Replacement Technology Specialist

Services Partagés Canada – Shared Services Canada

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 3:45 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Are there any NVDA (or WindowEyes) and JAWS "dual users" or people who've used both here?

 

Thanks to all who have taken the time to respond.

The main thing I'm trying to do for myself is to get a bit better grip on "what's what" as far as web browsing goes.  I frequently use INS+F6, list headings, and INS+F7, list links, with my clients as well as the Navigation Quick Keys.  I have never had a good grasp (or I don't think I do, anyway) regarding Forms Mode, Table Navigation, or PlaceMarkers (though the concept for the last one is very clear to me).  When you can see it's not nearly so necessary to know the actual structures within HTML that JAWS and other screen readers rely upon to make your navigation of these pages as quick and painless as possible, and I sometimes think that I'm going "around Jake's barn" with regard to web browsers and JAWS because don't have a clear grasp of the above nor Frames or Elements.

The whole JAWS Cursor versus PC Cursor is utterly maddening to me because JAWS focus can switch without a corresponding visual move of the information displayed such that it can, for instance, be on a radio button that's not visible on the screen to me, which can make, no pun intended, getting on the same page as my client more than a bit of a challenge.  I also wish I had more practice with using the mouse functions without actually using the mouse (although I admit I encourage my clients to use the physical left and right click buttons on the mouse pad on a laptop because they can be easily distinguished via tactile means - I just create a permanent mask over the mousing area itself so that it does not interfere with pointer movement or accidental click activation).

If either NVDA or WindowEyes is substantially the same in its handling of these things at least I could get some sense of what might happen in a session as far as possible or probable trouble spots beforehand.   Heaven knows I've got enough experience to be able to think on my feet and consult the keystrokes document at relatively high speed, but sometimes a bit of actual practice would probably help me.

One of the really tricky things, but one I'm used to, is that there is virtually no sense in even thinking about something as structured as a lesson plan with the clients I work with.  Most of the time by the time I'm called in they have a long list of "things I need to be able to do, some tomorrow and many yesterday" that I just walk through with them based on their prioritization of same.  This is nothing like teaching a formal class and there are always the bugs one finds in JAWS (with some frequency) and/or technical support issues that unmask themselves as part of the whole process.

I really love this work and always want to find ways that I can improve my service delivery.

Brian, who still has to "shut JAWS up" when short bursts of really intensive work show up that I really need to do that are unrelated to the client's JAWS goals - I doubt I'll ever get entirely comfortable with the endless narration!


Re: MathML and PDF files

 

Pablo,

         I just wanted to report back that Accuplacer has been in touch with me several times now since I reported this accessibility issue.   Pertinent sections from the last two messages from today are:

Your issue has absolutely not been closed.  I close them out when I reply to customers because the system then sends me an email that you have replied.  It just makes for my response times to be a little bit quicker.  I assure you we are working on it!  As for a follow up on your issue, I spoke to College Board who wanted to make sure that this was the correct document.  College Board has stated that they are having some resources devote some time to better create accessibility to that document.  I am waiting on the direction they want to go with it, but when I know, I will certainly relay that information to you.

and

I just heard from my boss who had just spoken with College Board.  It looks like they are commiting to having this worked on and ideally fixed by the end of the month. 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

At least there seems to be an acknowledgement of the issue and what appears to be a sincere concern about fixing it.

Brian



Re: Adblock Plus, How / Where To Access Settings

 

In both Firefox and Chrome in their current releases, Adblock Plus puts a button on the main toolbar to the right of the address box.  It looks like a small red octagon with ABP in the middle for both, but on Firefox there is a small dropdown arrow on the right side of the button.

In Chrome, if you click on it you get something that appears to be a menu, but these days I doubt it is a menu, but at the bottom of whatever object it is there is a button or link for Options.

In Firefox, if the button is activated a dropdown menu appears with Options as the last menu item.  A button to contribute to Adblock Plus appears below that Options item.


Re: Adblock Plus, How / Where To Access Settings

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Mario,
 
I don't have Firefox installed on my Windows 7 system but, in XP the Adblock is in Firefox's Tools / Add-ons.  In Chrome in Windows 7 it's under extensions.  How you access the options oof Adblock in either Firefox or Chrome is beyond me.
Take care.
Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: Mario
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2016 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: Adblock Plus, How / Where To Access Settings

Mike, I don't have a folder in program files called ad block plus. I am
certain I have ad block plus as an plugin for firefox. so can ad block
plus be installed as a program, that can block ads from any source? did
I miss something?


On 1/4/2016 3:56 PM, Mike B. wrote:
> Hi All,
> Below is where & how to access / change your Adblock Plus settings, in
> Windows 7 anyways:
> File path:
> C:\Program Files\Adblock Plus for IE\html\templates\index.html
> 1. Open Ad Block Plust in the Programs Files folder.
> 2. Open the HTML folder.
> 3. Open the Templates folder & inside you'll find:
> *firstRun.html*
> *These are the settings when you first installed the program & are the
> default settings.*
> *index.html*
> *Open this to change your options / settings.  Arrow down to, Allow some
> non-intrusive advertising, & uncheck this box if you don't want any ads
> to show.
> *
> Take care.
> Mike
>



Re: JAWS command for "SaySysTray" ...

Les and Jane Kriegler <KRIEGLER@...>
 

I don't have this problem with Jaws 17. Insert-F11 works as it always has.
Sounds like you either need to perform a Jaws Repair or something else is
going on with your system.

Les

_____________________________________________
From: HAMILTON [mailto:jim.hamilton@rogers.com]
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 5:08 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: JAWS command for "SaySysTray" ...


HI ALL, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Among some of the more bothersome differences between JAWS 16 and JAWS 17 is
the following irony:

Although I have set "SaySysTray", in JAWS 17 - as I had it set in JAWS 16,
to: "ins/JAWSKey+F11", this command will not work. It just "sits there"!

Farther down the JAWS 17 list of JAWS Keyboard commands is:
"ViewSysTrayItems", and this is set to: "control+shift+F11". However, this
simply displays a list of what's on the SysTray; but, you cannot take any
action on the listed SysTray items. Whereas, with the "SaySysTray" command,
you could "do something" with the items on the SysTray, e.g. open the
"context menu" to "safely remove hardware", access network settings, etc.

Suggestions, as to how to get this function to work, will be gratefully
welcomed. Thank you.

Jim H

P.S.: When I can as clearly identify/describe other "bothersome" JAWS 17
issues, "I'll be back"!


Re: JAWS command for "SaySysTray" ...

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

That did it - Windows B as in Bravo. It provided a lot of helpful
information. Thanks.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Adrian Spratt [mailto:Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com]
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 5:24 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS command for "SaySysTray" ...

Try the Windows command, Windows key+b.

I don't really understand this post. For example, a user doesn't "set"
the insert-F11 command. it's a JAWS keystroke designated for putting
focus in the system tray.

_____________________________________________
From: HAMILTON [mailto:jim.hamilton@rogers.com]
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2016 5:08 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: JAWS command for "SaySysTray" ...


HI ALL, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Among some of the more bothersome differences between JAWS 16 and JAWS 17
is the following irony:

Although I have set "SaySysTray", in JAWS 17 - as I had it set in JAWS
16, to: "ins/JAWSKey+F11", this command will not work. It just "sits
there"!

Farther down the JAWS 17 list of JAWS Keyboard commands is:
"ViewSysTrayItems", and this is set to: "control+shift+F11". However,
this simply displays a list of what's on the SysTray; but, you cannot
take any action on the listed SysTray items. Whereas, with the
"SaySysTray" command, you could "do something" with the items on the
SysTray, e.g. open the "context menu" to "safely remove hardware", access
network settings, etc.

Suggestions, as to how to get this function to work, will be gratefully
welcomed. Thank you.

Jim H

P.S.: When I can as clearly identify/describe other "bothersome" JAWS
17 issues, "I'll be back"!


Re: JAWS command for "SaySysTray" ...

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

All I could get was:

Network 3
Internet Avccess
Speakers, 54 percent

I have no idea what I should be able to do with that information, but
when I pressed Control-Shift F11, that is what I got.

I have JAWS 17, last update and Windows 10.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: HAMILTON [mailto:jim.hamilton@rogers.com]
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 5:08 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: JAWS command for "SaySysTray" ...

HI ALL, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Among some of the more bothersome differences between JAWS 16 and JAWS 17
is the following irony:

Although I have set "SaySysTray", in JAWS 17 - as I had it set in JAWS
16, to: "ins/JAWSKey+F11", this command will not work. It just "sits
there"!

Farther down the JAWS 17 list of JAWS Keyboard commands is:
"ViewSysTrayItems", and this is set to: "control+shift+F11". However,
this simply displays a list of what's on the SysTray; but, you cannot
take any action on the listed SysTray items. Whereas, with the
"SaySysTray" command, you could "do something" with the items on the
SysTray, e.g. open the "context menu" to "safely remove hardware", access
network settings, etc.

Suggestions, as to how to get this function to work, will be gratefully
welcomed. Thank you.

Jim H

P.S.: When I can as clearly identify/describe other "bothersome" JAWS
17 issues, "I'll be back"!


Re: JAWS command for "SaySysTray" ...

Adrian Spratt
 

Try the Windows command, Windows key+b.
 
I don’t really understand this post. For example, a user doesn’t “set” the insert-F11 command. it’s a JAWS keystroke designated for putting focus in the system tray.
 
_____________________________________________

From: HAMILTON [mailto:jim.hamilton@...]
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2016 5:08 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: JAWS command for "SaySysTray" ...
 
 
HI ALL, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
 
Among some of the more bothersome differences between JAWS 16 and JAWS 17 is the following irony:
 
Although I have set “SaySysTray”, in JAWS 17 - as I had it set in JAWS 16, to: “ins/JAWSKey+F11”, this command will not work.  It just “sits there”!
 
Farther down the JAWS 17 list of JAWS Keyboard commands is:  “ViewSysTrayItems”, and this is set to:  “control+shift+F11”.  However, this simply displays a list of what’s on the SysTray; but, you cannot take any action on the listed SysTray items.  Whereas, with the “SaySysTray” command, you could “do something” with the items on the SysTray, e.g. open the “context menu” to “safely remove hardware”, access network settings, etc.
 
Suggestions, as to how to get this function to work,  will be gratefully welcomed.  Thank you.
 
Jim H
 
P.S.:   When I can as clearly identify/describe other “bothersome” JAWS 17 issues, “I’ll be back”!
 
 
 
 


JAWS command for "SaySysTray" ...

HAMILTON
 

HI ALL, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Among some of the more bothersome differences between JAWS 16 and JAWS 17 is
the following irony:

Although I have set "SaySysTray", in JAWS 17 - as I had it set in JAWS 16,
to: "ins/JAWSKey+F11", this command will not work. It just "sits there"!

Farther down the JAWS 17 list of JAWS Keyboard commands is:
"ViewSysTrayItems", and this is set to: "control+shift+F11". However, this
simply displays a list of what's on the SysTray; but, you cannot take any
action on the listed SysTray items. Whereas, with the "SaySysTray" command,
you could "do something" with the items on the SysTray, e.g. open the
"context menu" to "safely remove hardware", access network settings, etc.

Suggestions, as to how to get this function to work, will be gratefully
welcomed. Thank you.

Jim H

P.S.: When I can as clearly identify/describe other "bothersome" JAWS 17
issues, "I'll be back"!


Re: Adblock Plus, How / Where To Access Settings

Mario
 

Mike, I don't have a folder in program files called ad block plus. I am certain I have ad block plus as an plugin for firefox. so can ad block plus be installed as a program, that can block ads from any source? did I miss something?

On 1/4/2016 3:56 PM, Mike B. wrote:
Hi All,
Below is where & how to access / change your Adblock Plus settings, in
Windows 7 anyways:
File path:
C:\Program Files\Adblock Plus for IE\html\templates\index.html
1. Open Ad Block Plust in the Programs Files folder.
2. Open the HTML folder.
3. Open the Templates folder & inside you'll find:
*firstRun.html*
*These are the settings when you first installed the program & are the
default settings.*
*index.html*
*Open this to change your options / settings. Arrow down to, Allow some
non-intrusive advertising, & uncheck this box if you don't want any ads
to show.
*
Take care.
Mike


Best version of skype to use with JAWS 17?

Ann Byrne
 

I haven't used Skype since GWConnect years ago, but I need to start again this week. What is the most accessible version to use with JAWS 17?

thanks,

Ann


Re: Adblock Plus, How / Where To Access Settings

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

To add, it’s the same in windows 10…

 

From: Mike B. [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 12:57 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Adblock Plus, How / Where To Access Settings

 

Hi All,

 

Below is where & how to access / change your Adblock Plus settings, in Windows 7 anyways:

 

File path:

C:\Program Files\Adblock Plus for IE\html\templates\index.html

 

1. Open Ad Block Plust in the Programs Files folder.

2. Open the HTML folder.

3. Open the Templates folder & inside you'll find:

firstRun.html

These are the settings when you first installed the program & are the default settings.

 

index.html

Open this to change your options / settings.  Arrow down to, Allow some non-intrusive advertising, & uncheck this box if you don't want any ads to show.

Take care.
Mike


Adblock Plus, How / Where To Access Settings

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,
 
Below is where & how to access / change your Adblock Plus settings, in Windows 7 anyways:
 
File path:
C:\Program Files\Adblock Plus for IE\html\templates\index.html
 
1. Open Ad Block Plust in the Programs Files folder.
2. Open the HTML folder.
3. Open the Templates folder & inside you'll find:
firstRun.html
These are the settings when you first installed the program & are the default settings.
 
index.html
Open this to change your options / settings.  Arrow down to, Allow some non-intrusive advertising, & uncheck this box if you don't want any ads to show.
Take care.
Mike


Re: Are there any NVDA (or WindowEyes) and JAWS "dual users" or people who've used both here?

Castonguay, Guy (SSC/SPC) <guy.castonguay@...>
 

Hi Brian,

I am completely blind and use JAWS as my primary reader and NVDA as my backup reader.I have been taught to use the JAWS keyboard shortcut mode when my sight was acting up before it quit on me in 2005. This mode is available in Window Eyes or Supernova, not sure about other screen readers though.

 

Mes respects - Regards

Guy Castonguay

 

Spécialiste en Technologie de remplacement de la vue – Vision Replacement Technology Specialist

Services Partagés Canada – Shared Services Canada

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 3:45 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Are there any NVDA (or WindowEyes) and JAWS "dual users" or people who've used both here?

 

Thanks to all who have taken the time to respond.

The main thing I'm trying to do for myself is to get a bit better grip on "what's what" as far as web browsing goes.  I frequently use INS+F6, list headings, and INS+F7, list links, with my clients as well as the Navigation Quick Keys.  I have never had a good grasp (or I don't think I do, anyway) regarding Forms Mode, Table Navigation, or PlaceMarkers (though the concept for the last one is very clear to me).  When you can see it's not nearly so necessary to know the actual structures within HTML that JAWS and other screen readers rely upon to make your navigation of these pages as quick and painless as possible, and I sometimes think that I'm going "around Jake's barn" with regard to web browsers and JAWS because don't have a clear grasp of the above nor Frames or Elements.

The whole JAWS Cursor versus PC Cursor is utterly maddening to me because JAWS focus can switch without a corresponding visual move of the information displayed such that it can, for instance, be on a radio button that's not visible on the screen to me, which can make, no pun intended, getting on the same page as my client more than a bit of a challenge.  I also wish I had more practice with using the mouse functions without actually using the mouse (although I admit I encourage my clients to use the physical left and right click buttons on the mouse pad on a laptop because they can be easily distinguished via tactile means - I just create a permanent mask over the mousing area itself so that it does not interfere with pointer movement or accidental click activation).

If either NVDA or WindowEyes is substantially the same in its handling of these things at least I could get some sense of what might happen in a session as far as possible or probable trouble spots beforehand.   Heaven knows I've got enough experience to be able to think on my feet and consult the keystrokes document at relatively high speed, but sometimes a bit of actual practice would probably help me.

One of the really tricky things, but one I'm used to, is that there is virtually no sense in even thinking about something as structured as a lesson plan with the clients I work with.  Most of the time by the time I'm called in they have a long list of "things I need to be able to do, some tomorrow and many yesterday" that I just walk through with them based on their prioritization of same.  This is nothing like teaching a formal class and there are always the bugs one finds in JAWS (with some frequency) and/or technical support issues that unmask themselves as part of the whole process.

I really love this work and always want to find ways that I can improve my service delivery.

Brian, who still has to "shut JAWS up" when short bursts of really intensive work show up that I really need to do that are unrelated to the client's JAWS goals - I doubt I'll ever get entirely comfortable with the endless narration!


Re: Home based employment

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

If you get the scissors type, they can be taped together. When I worked, I had three of them taped together - one for Vocal Eyes; one for the main dictation machine and one for cassettes. It worked with no problem.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan [mailto:kimsansong@outlook.com]
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 12:37 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Home based employment

I have moderate to severe, or is it the other way around hearing loss, so I have to do everything from the left ear.

Rather uncomfortable to put the phone and headset to one ear lol.
-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net]
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 9:31 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Home based employment

I do that all the time, when I call the bank or credit card company, earbud in right ear for computer, earbud in left for phone.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: SingingHearts [mailto:singinghearts@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 9:39 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Home based employment

I have improvised with a headset for one source and earbuds for the other when doing medical transcription from home with one side of the headset covering one ear and one earbud in the other. A refreshable braille display/notetaker was very helpful, too. The companies I've worked for provided the transcription-specific equipment (hardware and software). Many medical references are available online. Searching them out ahead of time, bookmarking them, and familiarizing yourself with them can be a great timesaver.

Hth,
Tina C.


On 1/4/16, Michael Malver <mmalver@gmail.com> wrote:
You will need a hedset that allows you to hear JAWS in one ear, and
the phone (or whatever audio source you are listening to,) in the other.
Plantronics used to make such a device years ago. You will need this
regardless of whether you work from home, or out of the home.





From: Laura Richardson [mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2016 7:04 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Home based employment



Hi list members,



I'm currently searching for a customer service, medical transcription,
or other home based position but am not sure what extra equipment I
might need to do these types of jobs from home. Do I need special
software, special headset and/or ear bud, etc.? I use Windows 7 and
Jaws 15.



Could somebody please share their current or past experience with home
based employment? Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Laura








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