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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








--
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
Anne Bradstreet


Re: Home based employment

Charles Coe
 

Hello Laura,

 

There are many work at home jobs just google them and you will see what I mean.  The problem is several are scams and will cost you money and you will get nothing in return.

 

 

I have listed below some web sites you can go to find out about what to look for when searching for a work at home job.

 

www.bankrate.com

www.clarkhoward.com

www.komando.com

 

Below are five ledgiment companies that offer work at home jobs. There are also companies such as American Express that also offer work at home opportunities.

 

1. Alpine Access

 

Established in 1998, Alpine Access has built a solid reputation in the work from home industry. The company has a reputation for hiring home based agents in a variety of roles, plus they're currently set to open positions in Canada so expect an international market soon.

 

The Financial Positives:

• You are hired as an employee of the company so you do not have to do your own taxes, have a tax ID number, etc.

• You are paid by the hour not by how many calls you receive.

• You receive a paycheck that is direct deposited into your account.

 

2. Arise

 

With Arise, their motto is to give you the freedom to work when and how long you want while earning a paycheck from home. They are a virtual call center which employs thousands of work from home agents for positions all across the board.

 

When you become a certified agent, you choose the companies you would like to work for and your weekly hours. They offer free live information sessions on their website so you can get more information before applying.

 

The Financial Positives:

• You are your own boss when it comes to how much you earn once you are accepted by Arise. You work as an independent contractor and you can choose which companies to work for and your hours.

• You can deduct expenses on your taxes for your home office and other fees.

• The potential to earn more based on the quality of your work.

 

3. West At Home

 

A leading provider of communication solutions, West At Home hires hundreds of home agents to work on an array of projects. This company has a brick and mortar location as well for agents to work at the call center, however, the main focus is the (At Home) branch.

 

With West, you are considered an employee and will earn a steady income. They offer paid training and a full interactive guide on their site about working from home.

 

The Financial positives:

• West offers both an hourly rate and a pay per call rate. The greater of the two is what you will be paid. This is beneficial as if you have a slow day with calls you will still receive a hourly rate, but if you are having a busy day, you will reap the benefits of a per call system.

• West offers discounted Medical and Dental insurance through a provider.

• You have the option of direct deposit or a Pay Card if you do not have a bank account elsewhere for immediate access to your paycheck.

 

4. Liveops

 

As one of the largest employers of work from home agents, Liveops has an established reputation within the industry. With over 20,000 agents and growing, they are always seeking new contractors to join their team.

 

Liveops is a BBB certified company and has been featured on news outlets such as CNN and Forbes Money. Working as an independent contractor means you are your own boss and can control your personal growth with the company.

 

The Financial positives:

• You are generally paid 25 cents per minute of talk time while some companies pay a base rate and a bonus for commission if you are working a sales geared company. By being a contractor, you can choose which companies you work for and therefore influence your pay.

• You have the freedom to work for other companies at the same time as you're not an employee. This gives you ultimate financial freedom as you can earn with other positions at the same time.

• You are paid 2 times per month usually by direct deposit or by a check sent in the mail.

 

5. Working Solutions

 

A force in the Work at Home industry since 1996, Working Solutions has contracts with many leading companies in the US to provide a 24/7 call center experience. Working Solutions employees thousands of work from agents that are highly educated and who are leaders in their chosen fields.

 

You're hired as an independent contractor and have the freedom to choose which projects you work with. Due to the level of experience being higher than other companies, the pay is also much higher with up to 30$ per hour depending on the type of work.

 

The Financial Positives:

• By specializing in a certain field, you have the potential to earn much more than usual at home positions.

• There is a paid referral program where you can earn for referring successful new hires.

• You are paid every 2 weeks and you can choose a Check or Direct Deposit when you have work completed.

 

You should be sure that these and other companies can accomadate JAWES.

 

Hope this will be of some help to you.

Good Luck.

 

Charles   

 

 

From: Laura Richardson [mailto:laurakr65@...]
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 5:04 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

 

 


Re: FS Reader and Daisy Books

Soronel Haetir
 

FS reader allows you to read daisy format material, an e-book format
specifically designed with accessibility in mind.

Daisy allows either (or both) printed and audio material to be
combined in a single unit.

FS has quite a lot of training material available in daisy format,
also the national library service's material for the blind is now
distributed in this format, as well as books from bookshare and
learningally.

Actually using fs reader is fairly easy, it has one pane that allows
navigation through a table of contents and a second pane that allows
navigation through the book text (if that is included, NLS books for
one do not). Although NLS books are also encrypted such that they
cannot be played on any computer-based daisy player, only with a
standalone device (NLS provides a basic device to anyone who qualifies
for the materials for the blind program).

On 1/4/16, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@windstream.net> wrote:
How does FS Reader work. It is on my Desktop, but I have no idea what it
does or how it does it. Thanks.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: Jean Menzies [mailto:jemenzies@shaw.ca]
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2016 11:54 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: FS Reader and Daisy Books

Elise,

Ah, no worries. I’ve been a Jaws user since 2001 back with Jaws 3.7, and I
haven’t used FS Reader until now either. Always something new to learn.

From: Elise Berkley <mailto:bravaegf@hotmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2016 8:50 PM
To: jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Re: FS Reader and Daisy Books

I am glad your problem was resolved. That is funny. I had FS Reader for a
while and just started using it. I am a little slow when it comes to using
new stuff on the computer. Happy reading!
Elise





--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


Re: Home based employment

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

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








--
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
Anne Bradstreet


Re: Home based employment

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

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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Re: FS Reader and Daisy Books

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

How does FS Reader work. It is on my Desktop, but I have no idea what it does or how it does it. Thanks.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Jean Menzies [mailto:jemenzies@shaw.ca]
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2016 11:54 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: FS Reader and Daisy Books

Elise,

Ah, no worries. I’ve been a Jaws user since 2001 back with Jaws 3.7, and I haven’t used FS Reader until now either. Always something new to learn.

From: Elise Berkley <mailto:bravaegf@hotmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2016 8:50 PM
To: jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Re: FS Reader and Daisy Books

I am glad your problem was resolved. That is funny. I had FS Reader for a while and just started using it. I am a little slow when it comes to using new stuff on the computer. Happy reading!
Elise


Re: Home based employment

Charles Coe
 

She is applying for a dictation job. 

 

From: Michael Mote [mailto:miketmote73@...]
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 6:32 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Home based employment

 

Hi Laura!  It really depends on the position you are taking, and what their specific requirements are.  You may want to consult with whoever you are working for or plan to work for in the future to get an idea of what they want you to use.  You will most likely need a fast Internet connection that is wired.  Wifi works sometimes, but there are no guarantees.  Also, a wired connection is much more secure.  You may also need a land line for telephone purposes, although some companies use soft phone applications now that run on your computer.  Again, that really depends on the company you work for, and what their requirements are for the job itself.  Hope this helps!

 

 

From: Laura Richardson [mailto:laurakr65@...]
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

 

 


Re: Home based employment

mike mcglashon
 

Ms. Laura:
 
This is Mike McGlashon and I saw your email on the jaws list earlier this day.
 
I currently work as a freight dispatcher from my home; I know its not medical transcription but I do use skype to speak with brokers and shippers; and, I use jaws to navigate my loadboards.  Therefore, I may be able to lend a hand if you wish.
 
My phone is 618 783 9331 if you would like to speak with me directly; elsewise, you can reply to the email provided in the sender box and all will be well.
 
Sincerely:
 
Mike M.
 
 

Sent: Monday, January 04, 2016 7:03 AM
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