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Re: Weather Research It now working

Kimber Gardner
 

Thanks for posting the weather underground link. I never knew about
it, but it looks like a great resource.

Kimber

On 2/19/16, Gerald Levy <bwaylimited@verizon.net> wrote:

I can confirm that Weather is now working in Research It with JAWS 16. But
to be perfectly blunt, I really don’t understand the infatuation with
Research It, anyway. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. If the
weather option stops working again, you can always get your local weather
from Weather Underground whose forecasts and current conditions are just as
comprehensive as those provided by Research It. And Weather Underground
always works, so enter your zip code and save it in your bookmarks or
favorites list, and whenever you want your local weather, just click on it:

http://braille.wunderground.com/



Gerald



From: Joseph Weakland
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 7:05 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

just now i keyed in my zipcode for weather research it and worked like
acharm:)
----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Carlson
To: jfw@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

Yep. Working here, as well. So likely problem was that the weather web
site had some sort of glitch in its API or page layout. Hope it sticks.

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Mitchell
To: jfw@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:54 AM
Subject: Weather Research It now working

Hi, Just now, the weather Research It feature seems to be working
normally. Mitch

Statistically, 100% of the shots you don't take,
don't go in.
(Wayne Gretzky)

--
Kimberly


Re: Excel, drop down boxes, and JAWS

Ann Byrne
 

When you set up the drop-down, start at the first row of the sheet, not the first row of data.

Good luck!

At 07:09 AM 2/19/2016, you wrote:
I have a question. I cannot get drop down boxes in Excel to read. JAWS will tell me there’s a drop down box and tell me how to access it, and then he just says “blankâ€. I had a sighted individual tell me there is text in the drop down box for selection. I called Freedom Scientific and I was told this is an excel problem. I was told I could press tab and then shift tab and JAWS would read it; it does NOT work.  I have a student who needs this to do her job. Does anyone know of any keystrokes I can teach her to get JAWS to read what is in the drop down box?

My student is using JAWS 16 and Excel 2013.

Thank you,
Jeanette McAllister PhD
President / CEO
Assistive Technology Tutor

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From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@verizon.net]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 7:21 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working


I can confirm that Weather is now working in Research It with JAWS 16. But to be perfectly blunt, I really don’t understand the infatuation with Research It, anyway. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. If the weather option stops working again, you can always get your local weather from Weather Underground whose forecasts and current conditions are just as comprehensive as those provided by Research It. And Weather Underground always works, so enter your zip code and save it in your bookmarks or favorites list, and whenever you want your local weather, just click on it:

<http://braille.wunderground.com/>http://braille.wunderground.com/



Gerald



From: <mailto:josephweakland@att.net>Joseph Weakland
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 7:05 PM
To: <mailto:jfw@groups.io>jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

just now i keyed in my zipcode for weather research it and worked like acharm:)
----- Original Message -----
From: <mailto:dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net>Dave Carlson
To: <mailto:jfw@groups.io>jfw@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

Yep. Working here, as well. So likely problem was that the weather web site had some sort of glitch in its API or page layout. Hope it sticks.

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer
----- Original Message -----
From: <mailto:mitch@orbitelcom.com>Dave Mitchell
To: <mailto:jfw@groups.io>jfw@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:54 AM
Subject: Weather Research It now working

Hi, Just now, the weather Research It feature seems to be working normally. Mitch

Statistically, 100% of the shots you don't take,
don't go in.
(Wayne Gretzky)


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Re: Excel, drop down boxes, and JAWS

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

I’d concur on this one.  We use Excel timesheets, and they are a handful.

 

Ted

 

From: Jeanette McAllister [mailto:jeanette@...]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 8:10 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Excel, drop down boxes, and JAWS

 

I have a question. I cannot get drop down boxes in Excel to read. JAWS will tell me there’s a drop down box and tell me how to access it, and then he just says “blank”. I had a sighted individual tell me there is text in the drop down box for selection. I called Freedom Scientific and I was told this is an excel problem. I was told I could press tab and then shift tab and JAWS would read it; it does NOT work.  I have a student who needs this to do her job. Does anyone know of any keystrokes I can teach her to get JAWS to read what is in the drop down box?

 

My student is using JAWS 16 and Excel 2013.

 

Thank you,

Jeanette McAllister  PhD

President / CEO

Assistive Technology Tutor

 

                                

A Heart Staffing                                                   

PO Box 1277

Franklin, VA 23851

Direct: 757-346-0708

www.aheartstaffing.com

www.linkedin.com/in/aheartstaffing

 

Member-National Employment Committee – NFB

http://employment.nfb.org/

                                                                    

Member-  Virginia State Rehabilitation Council

                  Dept for the Blind and Visually Impaired         

 

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         --Robert Louis Stevenso

 

From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 7:21 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

 

 

I can confirm that Weather is now working in Research It with JAWS 16.  But to be perfectly blunt, I really don’t understand the infatuation with Research It, anyway.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.  If the weather option stops working again, you can always get your local weather from Weather Underground whose forecasts and current conditions are just as comprehensive as those provided by Research It. And Weather Underground always works, so enter your zip code and save it in your bookmarks or favorites list, and whenever you want your local weather, just click on it:

 

 

 

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 7:05 PM

Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

 

just now i keyed in my zipcode for weather research it and worked like acharm:)

----- Original Message -----

From: Dave Carlson

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:55 PM

Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

 

Yep. Working here, as well. So likely problem was that the weather web site had some sort of glitch in its API or page layout. Hope it sticks.

 

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:54 AM

Subject: Weather Research It now working

 

Hi,  Just now, the weather Research It feature seems to be working normally.  Mitch

 

Statistically, 100% of the shots you don't take,
                                  don't go in. 
                           (Wayne Gretzky)

 

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Excel, drop down boxes, and JAWS

Jeanette McAllister
 

I have a question. I cannot get drop down boxes in Excel to read. JAWS will tell me there’s a drop down box and tell me how to access it, and then he just says “blank”. I had a sighted individual tell me there is text in the drop down box for selection. I called Freedom Scientific and I was told this is an excel problem. I was told I could press tab and then shift tab and JAWS would read it; it does NOT work.  I have a student who needs this to do her job. Does anyone know of any keystrokes I can teach her to get JAWS to read what is in the drop down box?

 

My student is using JAWS 16 and Excel 2013.

 

Thank you,

Jeanette McAllister  PhD

President / CEO

Assistive Technology Tutor

 

                                

A Heart Staffing                                                   

PO Box 1277

Franklin, VA 23851

Direct: 757-346-0708

www.aheartstaffing.com

www.linkedin.com/in/aheartstaffing

 

Member-National Employment Committee – NFB

http://employment.nfb.org/

                                                                    

Member-  Virginia State Rehabilitation Council

                  Dept for the Blind and Visually Impaired         

 

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

         --Robert Louis Stevenso

 

From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 7:21 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

 

 

I can confirm that Weather is now working in Research It with JAWS 16.  But to be perfectly blunt, I really don’t understand the infatuation with Research It, anyway.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.  If the weather option stops working again, you can always get your local weather from Weather Underground whose forecasts and current conditions are just as comprehensive as those provided by Research It. And Weather Underground always works, so enter your zip code and save it in your bookmarks or favorites list, and whenever you want your local weather, just click on it:

 

 

 

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 7:05 PM

Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

 

just now i keyed in my zipcode for weather research it and worked like acharm:)

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:55 PM

Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

 

Yep. Working here, as well. So likely problem was that the weather web site had some sort of glitch in its API or page layout. Hope it sticks.

 

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:54 AM

Subject: Weather Research It now working

 

Hi,  Just now, the weather Research It feature seems to be working normally.  Mitch

 

Statistically, 100% of the shots you don't take,
                                  don't go in. 
                           (Wayne Gretzky)


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Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?

judith bron
 

I couldn't access Google after switching to Chrome but then I noticed a
Google Chrome icon on my desk top and accessed it. Now I can use a Google
search whenever I want. JB

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Byrne [mailto:annakb@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 9:24 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?



Oh, boy! Would it help if I gave the address????
http://www.google.com/accessibility/labs/search/



At 08:21 PM 2/18/2016, you wrote:
Is the accessible Google web site working for anyone? When I try to
use it, I get the following message:


We're sorry...

... but your computer or network may be sending automated queries.
To protect our users, we can't process your request right now.

Is there a way around this message, or has this site finally become
inactive??
Thanks,



Re: Weather Research It now working

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

I don’t know why I never used this feature, but I think I’ll give it a spin.  Winter is almost over, but weather can often be a consideration when traveling about 100 miles a day between work and home.

 

Ted

 

From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 7:21 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

 

 

I can confirm that Weather is now working in Research It with JAWS 16.  But to be perfectly blunt, I really don’t understand the infatuation with Research It, anyway.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.  If the weather option stops working again, you can always get your local weather from Weather Underground whose forecasts and current conditions are just as comprehensive as those provided by Research It. And Weather Underground always works, so enter your zip code and save it in your bookmarks or favorites list, and whenever you want your local weather, just click on it:

 

 

 

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 7:05 PM

Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

 

just now i keyed in my zipcode for weather research it and worked like acharm:)

----- Original Message -----

From: Dave Carlson

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:55 PM

Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

 

Yep. Working here, as well. So likely problem was that the weather web site had some sort of glitch in its API or page layout. Hope it sticks.

 

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:54 AM

Subject: Weather Research It now working

 

Hi,  Just now, the weather Research It feature seems to be working normally.  Mitch

 

Statistically, 100% of the shots you don't take,
                                  don't go in. 
                           (Wayne Gretzky)


Re: Weather Research It now working

Gerald Levy
 

 
I can confirm that Weather is now working in Research It with JAWS 16.  But to be perfectly blunt, I really don’t understand the infatuation with Research It, anyway.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.  If the weather option stops working again, you can always get your local weather from Weather Underground whose forecasts and current conditions are just as comprehensive as those provided by Research It. And Weather Underground always works, so enter your zip code and save it in your bookmarks or favorites list, and whenever you want your local weather, just click on it:
 
 
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 7:05 PM
Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working
 
just now i keyed in my zipcode for weather research it and worked like acharm:)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working
 
Yep. Working here, as well. So likely problem was that the weather web site had some sort of glitch in its API or page layout. Hope it sticks.
 
Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:54 AM
Subject: Weather Research It now working
 
Hi,  Just now, the weather Research It feature seems to be working normally.  Mitch
 

Statistically, 100% of the shots you don't take,
                                  don't go in. 
                           (Wayne Gretzky)


renaming shortcuts

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Is it possible to rename shortcuts that you have on your taskbar?

I have focused on the shortcut and did both methods of the context menu and nothing.


Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?

Marsha <marcatony@...>
 

HI
  When I went to the site, it said that the site was no longer supported.  It said check accessibility.  Hope this helps.
 
Marsha


Using the latest winzip?

Carliss
 

Hello Listers,

I just bought the latest version of winzip and it seems like things has been changed? In all the other versions when I would download books from NLS and had a choice of open or download, I would choose open and the books   would be sent to  the document folder. Now I don't know where the

books  is being sent. If any body out there knows what is happening here please let me knoe?

If I need to change some settings let me know about that as well.

Thanks to all!

 

 

Carliss


Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Ann & Gaylen,
 
Well, after doing a search I did get that message, but this is what I got after clicking on the Google Help link:
 
"Unusual traffic from your computer network" - Search Help
Google apps
Sign in
Search Help
What can we help you with?
What can we help you with?
Google Search
Search Help
Search
Help forum
article
"Unusual traffic from your computer network"
 
You might see "Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network" if it seems like a computer or phone on your network is sending automated
traffic to Google.
 
What Google considers automated traffic
list of 2 items
Sending searches from a robot, computer program, automated service, or search scraper
Using software that sends searches to Google to see how a website or webpage ranks on Google
list end
 
What to do when you see this message
 
The error page most likely shows a CAPTCHA (a squiggly word with a box below it). To continue using Google, type the squiggly word into the box. It's how
we know you're a human, not a robot. After you type the CAPTCHA correctly, the message will go away and you can use Google again.
I don't have any idea on how to get to a CAPTCHA that Jaws doesn't report, or how to solve a CAPTCHA that we can't find, or even if we could solve the CAPTCHA that would fix the accessibility issue that's being presented.
Take care.
Mike
Global warming?  Most likely caused from hot air generated by politicians!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 7:03 PM
Subject: Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?

Mike did you try to do a search. I clicked on the same link and it came up just fine but when you attempt a search is when you get that goofy error message. Wonder if they have been hacked.

Gaylen Kapperman

 

 

From: Mike B. [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 8:51 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?

 

Hi Ann,

 

I clicked on the link you provided & it worked just fine.

Take care.
Mike
Global warming?  Most likely caused from hot air generated by politicians!

----- Original Message -----

From: Ann Byrne

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:24 PM

Subject: Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?

 



Oh, boy!  Would it help if I gave the address????
http://www.google.com/accessibility/labs/search/



At 08:21 PM 2/18/2016, you wrote:
>Is the accessible Google web site working for anyone?  When I try to
>use it, I get the following message:
>
>
>We're sorry...
>
>... but your computer or network may be sending automated queries.
>To protect our users, we can't process your request right now.
>
>Is there a way around this message, or has this site finally become inactive??
>Thanks,
>
>
>



Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?

 

Ann,

        Well, I did a "Get In Touch" query to Google Accessibility asking whether this latest development is permanent or if there is a glitch that might be resolved.  If I hear anything back I'll post it here.

Brian


Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?

Ann Byrne
 

Brian,

That message has been there forever, but the search used to work beeeeeeeautifully anyway. It laid out really clean pages of results, despite assuring us that it didn't work. Looks like now it actually doesn't.

Boooohoooo!

At 09:21 PM 2/18/2016, you wrote:

Ann,

I have no idea at all why Google even allows the search entry on that page to exist. Right next to the search criteria entry box is a paragraph which reads:

In July 2006, we launched a small search experiment called Accessible Search, which searched the web for pages that were more accessible to browsers at the time. Since then, much has changed on the web, and this experiment is no longer supported. To learn more about accessibility and search, see <http://support.google.com/websearch/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=181196>Accessibility in Google Search.

I think that everyone searching from that page is going to get some sort of error message. I get the precise one you did.

Brian


Getting Jaws to switch language or voice profile within a spreadsheet or table columns

Cristóbal
 

Hello list,

I’m going to guess that this can’t be done, but perhaps a knowledgeable Jaws user can enlighten me.

I with Jaws would like to be able to have the synthesizer switch between different voice profiles when navigating between columns either in an Excel spreadsheet or a table in a Word document. In my case, for language learning purposes. Similar to a flashcard system.

Jaws has gotten better over the years with multilingual support, but even with the most recent update with the CTL+Win-Key+L command, it’s still not terribly efficient. More so in a circumstance such as this. There are iOS flashcard apps that do work quite nicely with Voiceover, but I don’t always  want to work off  of my phone.

Can one by any chance mark a region in a spreadsheet or table, be it a column or row and associate that area to a voice/language profile in jaws for a more fluid experience. I am studying to obtain federal court certified Spanish language certification and need to work on terminology and vocabulary. I guess the same situation could be applied to any learning circumstance where one wishes to use a flashcard type of format, but anyway… I’d like to simply be able with the arrow keys go back and forth among the columns and have Jaws provide me with the proper pronunciation instead of English or Spanish for both terms.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Cristobal

 

 


Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?

 

Ann,

          I have no idea at all why Google even allows the search entry on that page to exist.  Right next to the search criteria entry box is a paragraph which reads:

In July 2006, we launched a small search experiment called Accessible Search, which searched the web for pages that were more accessible to browsers at the time. Since then, much has changed on the web, and this experiment is no longer supported. To learn more about accessibility and search, see Accessibility in Google Search.

I think that everyone searching from that page is going to get some sort of error message.  I get the precise one you did.

Brian


Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?

Gaylen Kapperman
 

Mike did you try to do a search. I clicked on the same link and it came up just fine but when you attempt a search is when you get that goofy error message. Wonder if they have been hacked.

Gaylen Kapperman

 

 

From: Mike B. [mailto:mb69mach1@...]
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 8:51 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?

 

Hi Ann,

 

I clicked on the link you provided & it worked just fine.

Take care.
Mike
Global warming?  Most likely caused from hot air generated by politicians!

----- Original Message -----

From: Ann Byrne

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:24 PM

Subject: Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?

 



Oh, boy!  Would it help if I gave the address????
http://www.google.com/accessibility/labs/search/



At 08:21 PM 2/18/2016, you wrote:
>Is the accessible Google web site working for anyone?  When I try to
>use it, I get the following message:
>
>
>We're sorry...
>
>... but your computer or network may be sending automated queries.
>To protect our users, we can't process your request right now.
>
>Is there a way around this message, or has this site finally become inactive??
>Thanks,
>
>
>



Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Again Ann,
 
I forgot to say that I was using Windows 7 & IE11.
Take care.
Mike
Global warming?  Most likely caused from hot air generated by politicians!

----- Original Message -----
From: Ann Byrne
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?



Oh, boy!  Would it help if I gave the address????
http://www.google.com/accessibility/labs/search/



At 08:21 PM 2/18/2016, you wrote:
>Is the accessible Google web site working for anyone?  When I try to
>use it, I get the following message:
>
>
>We're sorry...
>
>... but your computer or network may be sending automated queries.
>To protect our users, we can't process your request right now.
>
>Is there a way around this message, or has this site finally become inactive??
>Thanks,
>
>
>




Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Ann,
 
I clicked on the link you provided & it worked just fine.
Take care.
Mike
Global warming?  Most likely caused from hot air generated by politicians!

----- Original Message -----
From: Ann Byrne
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?



Oh, boy!  Would it help if I gave the address????
http://www.google.com/accessibility/labs/search/



At 08:21 PM 2/18/2016, you wrote:
>Is the accessible Google web site working for anyone?  When I try to
>use it, I get the following message:
>
>
>We're sorry...
>
>... but your computer or network may be sending automated queries.
>To protect our users, we can't process your request right now.
>
>Is there a way around this message, or has this site finally become inactive??
>Thanks,
>
>
>




Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?

Gaylen Kapperman
 

Ann, I just tried it and I get the very same error message.
Gaylen Kapperman

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Byrne [mailto:annakb@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 8:24 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?



Oh, boy! Would it help if I gave the address????
http://www.google.com/accessibility/labs/search/



At 08:21 PM 2/18/2016, you wrote:
Is the accessible Google web site working for anyone? When I try to
use it, I get the following message:


We're sorry...

... but your computer or network may be sending automated queries.
To protect our users, we can't process your request right now.

Is there a way around this message, or has this site finally become inactive??
Thanks,



Re: Is accessible Google gone forever?

Ann Byrne
 

Oh, boy! Would it help if I gave the address????
http://www.google.com/accessibility/labs/search/

At 08:21 PM 2/18/2016, you wrote:
Is the accessible Google web site working for anyone? When I try to use it, I get the following message:


We're sorry...

... but your computer or network may be sending automated queries. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now.

Is there a way around this message, or has this site finally become inactive??
Thanks,