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Re: accessible program for taking pictures on tablets

 

Pablo,

         I ask the following based on experience with Android and iOS devices and picture taking, and have not done so with a Win10 device.  Are you using the Camera app or something else?  Are the settings for that app accessible?  Generally, one can set up one's camera app such that touching the screen when the app is active is what takes the picture.

         I'm trying to get a sense of what it is, other than settings for the camera app, that comes into play as far as a camera app being accessible.  One of my former clients used the camera on her iPad with an app that identified the can that she'd hold in front of it (or I guess I should say it's UPC in front of it - and it would indicate when that was seen and it had a lock).  It certainly wasn't difficult for her to manage the camera to take those kind of pictures, although they were not saved.  I've also worked with someone on an Android device who needed to use it for color recognition for work.  That was camera driven, too.

Brian
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Re: JAWS "40-minute mode"

Paul Faucheux
 

On 4/18/16, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello All,

I have heard reference made to the 40-minute mode for JAWS if you
have a copy that has been installed but not activated/licensed. I only
occasionally need to work with JAWS briefly to either try something out or
figure something out on my own machine. My question revolves around how
that 40-minutes works: Is it 40 minutes total, and then JAWS stops working
and you'd need to uninstall it, or is it 40-minutes over some set interval
of time, say a day, where you can fire up JAWS at a later time and have
another 40 minutes?

Brian
hi bryan I no what u mean. jaws will shut down completely once 40
minuites is up then u can reboot to get an additional 40 minuites to
run. jaws will let u no 6 minuits before you are with out speech.
same thing at 5 minuites and again at 3 minuites and again at 2
minuits and fineally at 1 minuit. I hope this helps


accessible program for taking pictures on tablets

Pablo Morales
 

Hi all,
We have here some surface tablet pro 3, and we are looking the possibility
of use this tablets with jaws, and use also this tablets to take pictures.
The Microsoft camera app is not very accessible and Microsoft and FS don't
have any suggestion for something like using jaws to take pictures. I know
that it sound a little bit weird but really we need some blind folks taking
pictures with their tablets.
Any suggestion?


Re: QUICK Pole on some keystrokes and concepts

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Both are just the ticket, depending upon what you want to do.  Some data entry programs make good use of the JAWS cursor.  Lines having multiple fields can be quickly read and absorbed, and changes made. by clicking where needed.  However, it’s not so badly needed with documents, although, even here, it can sometimes come in handy.

 

Ted


Re: If you want to get out of forty minute mode?

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

I've lucked out like that a few times, Carolyn, both at work and at home. It just gets crosswise from a bad shutdown, or something similar, and needs to reset. Those are the good times.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net]
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 10:43 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: If you want to get out of forty minute mode?

Somehow mine got into that one time not long ago. I just shut down and turned back on and all was as it should be. JAWS for windows was ready as usual.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@ky.gov]
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: If you want to get out of forty minute mode?

I doubt it is. Usually, if you had a valid authorization, you wouldn't be in 40-minute mode. However, certain crashes can cause this, in which case you might try a system restore back to when everything worked correctly.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: Mario [mailto:mrb620@hotmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 2:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: If you want to get out of forty minuit mode?

please explain how. I don't recall if this is possible.
.



-------- Original Message --------
From: David Ingram
Sent: Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 11:33:39 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: If you want to get out of forty minuit mode?

Hi list members, if you want to get out of forty minuit mode you may have to have your authorization count set back to three, and or you need the authorization code in order to get out of forty minuit mode and be able to use jaws with out having to reboot your computer each time that the forty minuits is reached. Just some things to think about.


Re: Punctuation

"Kevin Hourigan " <kevinthourigan@...>
 

Hello Anna,
Dictionary manager will fix it.
Cheers Kevin.

-----Original Message-----
From: annajee82@gmail.com [mailto:annajee82@gmail.com]
Sent: April 28, 2016 7:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Punctuation

I am trying to get JAWS to speak plus sign and minus sign. It is in the
punctuation options. But even when I have my punctuation set to all in
settings center it will not speak the plus sign.
Help would be appreciated.
Thanks,

Anna E Givens


Re: JAWS "40-minute mode"

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

I think I just said that.

 

From: Shan Noyes [mailto:noyes01@...]
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 8:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS "40-minute mode"

 

No the 40 minute mode applies that once you've hit the 40 minutes you have to reboot your whole computer before you can start jaws again at least that's the way it used to be

Sent from my iPhone


On Apr 28, 2016, at 6:44 AM, Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) <Ted.Lisle@...> wrote:

40 minutes per session.  You can reactivate, but you must reboot first.

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2016 11:11 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS "40-minute mode"

 

Hello All,

         I have heard reference made to the 40-minute mode for JAWS if you have a copy that has been installed but not activated/licensed.  I only occasionally need to work with JAWS briefly to either try something out or figure something out on my own machine.  My question revolves around how that 40-minutes works:   Is it 40 minutes total, and then JAWS stops working and you'd need to uninstall it, or is it 40-minutes over some set interval of time, say a day, where you can fire up JAWS at a later time and have another 40 minutes?

Brian


Re: ?Luck with Kindle?

Soronel Haetir
 

Hi,

I am not sure what information you are talking about. As far as I
recall I installed the normal kindle app, discovered it is not
accessible at all then did a search for accessible kindle which had a
page for the accessible version as a high match.

And on that page was a link. Are you talking about the
username/password? As far as I recall those boxes were accessible as
normal and were no problem.

On 4/29/16, David Ingram <dingram269@earthlink.net> wrote:
Did you do something different in order to get the ap to work on your
systems? I ask this question because I had a hard time trying to enter
specific information. I couldn't find some of the other items that were
asked for. If there is a way to get everything working properly please let
me know? Thank you for any information that you might have.

-----Original Message-----
From: Soronel Haetir [mailto:soronel.haetir@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 11:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ?Luck with Kindle?

Agreed, the kindle app is not my favorite environment (due mainly to limited
voice choices and low quality versions of the voices it does
have) but it does work.

On 4/28/16, Mich Verrier <michv@eastlink.ca> wrote:
yes you have to download the kindle for pc with accessibillidey plug
in the problum is that the app is named the same in eather version. if
you download that app though it will give you access to the text to
speech voice that will alow you to read the books that have text to
speech inabled. hth. from Mich.
----- Original Message -----
From: Robert S Juenger
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:40 PM
Subject: ?Luck with Kindle?


Anyone have any luck using Kindle for PC by Amazon?



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alternative to Google Earth

Mario
 

[BlindTech] Google Earth alternative
a friend of mine works in a building dept. and her co-workers use google Earth to view properties. she can’t view them because she's totally blind, but perhaps there are textual descriptive aspects of details she can read, or an alternative to GE that offers similar information that is accessible. she
is using JAWS 14.


Re: jaws keeps saying clickable in Firefox 46

Mo McCleary <mo.mccleary@...>
 

Stan,

 

Looked into this one because my son had this problem using google docs with fire fox at Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. 

Glad it helped.

 

Mo

 

 

From: Stan Holdeman [mailto:sholdeman@...]
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 10:43 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws keeps saying clickable in Firefox 46

 

Thanks, Mo. That did it.

 

Stan

   

 

Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 10:07 AM

Subject: Re: jaws keeps saying clickable in Firefox 46

 

Stan,

Go to Settings Center while in fire fox with Jaws key + 6 on number row and search for   

Indicate Element Attribute and uncheck it. 

 

Hope this helps,

 

Mo

 

 

From: Stan Holdeman [mailto:sholdeman@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:40 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws keeps saying clickable in Firefox 46

 

Fellow Listers: Jaws 17 keeps saying clickable every few words when reading a NY Times article in Firefox 46. I am running a windows 7 machine.

 

How can I get rid of these unwanted clickables?

 

Stan

 


Re: Can JAWS read Google Sheets?

Martin Blackwell
 

I have a question. I use Google Docs some. I set it up like Freedom Scientific said in their Webinar. I use the Google shortcut keys for screen readers to get around. Do you do that with Google Sheets? Or do you just use regular JAWS commands?

-----Original Message-----
From: Marianne Denning [mailto:marianne@denningweb.com]
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2016 6:08 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Can JAWS read Google Sheets?

Yes, I create and read Google Sheets. I don't use Google Drive too much but I use it some and it is accessible. Let me know if you have specific questions.

On 4/28/16, Terrilynne <shateamo@gmail.com> wrote:
Has anyone been able to successfully access Google sheets?



Thanks much,



TerriLynne


--
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Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
(513) 607-6053


Re: Running Jaws/NVDA and Zoom Text as a high bred system for a client

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Another fact to consider--I’m miles away from a sight saver, so have no direct experience, but I know MAGIC now comes packaged on every JAWS DVD.  If FS allows it to run in demo mode, any high-vision JAWS User should be able to try it risk free to see if it fills the bill.  Is my assumption correct?

 

Ted

 

From: ptusing [mailto:ptusing@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 2:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Running Jaws/NVDA and Zoom Text as a high bred system for a client

 

Hi all,

I have used MAGIC software even  before it was named  MAGIC and have used MAGIC and its   predecessor  with JAWS for almost 19  years.

 

MAGIC is more responsive and the JAWS commands are the same for both and  work great with MAGIC when both programs are used simultaneously.

 

To somewhat counter the assertion that magnifying to +11 and above does not work, that depends on the print size  of the document being magnified

For example, some pdf documents might be easier to read for some people if  magnified more simply because if one uses  JAWS and MAGIC  at the same time,

JAWS’ reading speed places the visual reading correctly for the MAGIC user.

MAGIC and JAWS users can hear the word spoken as MAGIC’s  focus hits that word which is  visible  within the sentence.

The focus moves so smoothly when using the JAWS  “say all” that the visual reading is smooth.

JAWS and MAGIC are so well integrated that

The placement of the visual words is easier wherever one wants them to be while giving the user the easy way to achieve rapid reading speeds  with JAWS.

 

In my  opinion a user  of large print magnification who might consider using JAWS at some time would benefit from using

MAGIC since  one would be learning JAWS commands and JAWS  works so well with MAGIC.

 

Hope this is  helpful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Michael Mote [mailto:miketmote73@...]
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:48 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Running Jaws/NVDA and Zoom Text as a high bred system for a client

 

I would recommend JAWS and Magic together.  This way, the user gets to use what vision she has, and also learns the screen reader JAWS.  Incidently, many of the same keyboard commands work in Magic as well as JAWS.  I would also obtain a Magic keyboard, so she can utilize the shortcut keys that this keyboard provides for Magic specifically.

 

 

From: Poppa Bear [mailto:heavens4real@...]
Sent: Monday, April 25, 2016 10:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Running Jaws/NVDA and Zoom Text as a high bred system for a client

 

So, I have a client who is a low vision with a visual acuity of 20 over 800, I assessed her on Zoom text today and she was at 50 times magnification. In my opinion that is really the threshold for any real productivity with Zoom Text. Also she is fairly rapidly losing more vision. I and a co teacher want to push her in the direction of full on screen reader emersion, but I don’t think that the O and M instructor feels the same. I have the ultimate say, but I was considering using a screen reader along side of the Zoom text, and thinking about making a slower transition, but I don’t want to just post pone the inevitable either. I have ran both a screen reader and Zoom Text together for personal training purposes without any major problems. Any thoughts that could give me a little light on the situation would be appreciated.


Re: questions about windows10

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

It was here. I contributed one or two comments, and someone even included a detailed list of instruction from the JAWS help file.

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: questions about windows10

 

Judith Bron asked:  "If I download Windows 10 will this pesky Touch cursor finally have a role on my computer?"

Actually, it already has a role in making certain Universal Apps accessible that are not accessible via the conventional JAWS and PC Cursors.  This has been discussed recently, and I thought that discussion might have occurred here.  It may have taken place in the NVDA forum, though.
 

Brian
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I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when looked at in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
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Re: Can JAWS read Google Sheets?

Marianne Denning
 

Yes, I create and read Google Sheets. I don't use Google Drive too
much but I use it some and it is accessible. Let me know if you have
specific questions.

On 4/28/16, Terrilynne <shateamo@gmail.com> wrote:
Has anyone been able to successfully access Google sheets?



Thanks much,



TerriLynne

--
Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
(513) 607-6053


Re: Can't open Excel files that are attached to emails in outlook 2013

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

I had the same problem. Hit Alt and File should come up. Start tabbing until you hear Attachments, and enter on that. It's clumsy, but workable.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: Jodie Hoger [mailto:jodiehoger@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:28 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Can't open Excel files that are attached to emails in outlook 2013

I am using latest JAWS with win 8.1 and Office 2013. Whenever I get sent an Excel spreadsheet as an attachment I do not seem to be able to open it directly from the email. I have to save it and open it through explorer. I don't always want to do this.
Can anyone give me some suggestions in dealing with this issue? I used to be able to open these files in older outlook versions.
Thanks for any advice.
Jo

Sent from my iPhone


Re: ?Luck with Kindle?

Robert S Juenger
 

I downloaded the apps to my phone and pad without a problem. It is the Kindle for PC I just cannot get to work at all. I have installed twice. I think Amazon needs to spend some more time before... And some support would be great from Amazon.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Ingram [mailto:dingram269@earthlink.net]
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2016 6:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ?Luck with Kindle?

Did you do something different in order to get the ap to work on your systems? I ask this question because I had a hard time trying to enter specific information. I couldn't find some of the other items that were asked for. If there is a way to get everything working properly please let me know? Thank you for any information that you might have.

-----Original Message-----
From: Soronel Haetir [mailto:soronel.haetir@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 11:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ?Luck with Kindle?

Agreed, the kindle app is not my favorite environment (due mainly to limited voice choices and low quality versions of the voices it does
have) but it does work.

On 4/28/16, Mich Verrier <michv@eastlink.ca> wrote:
yes you have to download the kindle for pc with accessibillidey plug
in the problum is that the app is named the same in eather version. if
you download that app though it will give you access to the text to
speech voice that will alow you to read the books that have text to
speech inabled. hth. from Mich.
----- Original Message -----
From: Robert S Juenger
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:40 PM
Subject: ?Luck with Kindle?


Anyone have any luck using Kindle for PC by Amazon?



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Re: ?Luck with Kindle?

David Ingram
 

Did you do something different in order to get the ap to work on your systems? I ask this question because I had a hard time trying to enter specific information. I couldn't find some of the other items that were asked for. If there is a way to get everything working properly please let me know? Thank you for any information that you might have.

-----Original Message-----
From: Soronel Haetir [mailto:soronel.haetir@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 11:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ?Luck with Kindle?

Agreed, the kindle app is not my favorite environment (due mainly to limited voice choices and low quality versions of the voices it does
have) but it does work.

On 4/28/16, Mich Verrier <michv@eastlink.ca> wrote:
yes you have to download the kindle for pc with accessibillidey plug
in the problum is that the app is named the same in eather version. if
you download that app though it will give you access to the text to
speech voice that will alow you to read the books that have text to
speech inabled. hth. from Mich.
----- Original Message -----
From: Robert S Juenger
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:40 PM
Subject: ?Luck with Kindle?


Anyone have any luck using Kindle for PC by Amazon?



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Re: question about Jaws and auto dialers

Kimber Gardner
 

Tom,

I'm not sure about that particular system with Jaws. But I have worked
with auto-dialers and jaws while doing community outreach and it is
doable, if not entirely smooth. The problems I had were with reviewing
the screen in a timely way while on a call. But after a while I was
able to get into a rhythm and make things work.

Kimber

On 4/28/16, Tom macha <toml614@hotmail.com> wrote:
Hello, my name is tom. I am looking at an employment possibility. IT is
telemarketing and they run a system called, 59." This is their auto dialer.
Has anyone ran Jaws with this system? Thanks, Tom

--
Kimberly


Re: Running Jaws/NVDA and Zoom Text as a high bred system for a client

Poppa Bear <heavens4real@...>
 

Thanks for sharing your experiences with it.

 

From: ptusing [mailto:ptusing@...]
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 11:28 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Running Jaws/NVDA and Zoom Text as a high bred system for a client

 

Dear friend,

The  F S tech support  people do  know MAGIC  keystrokes.

 

Starting with  MAGIC would make learning   JAWS later on    much easier.

 

The 2  programs  work seamlessly together.

 

I find  MAGIC ergonomic since it is so easy to use with less hand effort for gliding the  info across the screen.

You can use the arrow keys to  adjust the contrast in a snap.

 

I set  JAWS to  read fast and the  MAGIC software keeps focus on the spoken word perfectly.

 

Good luck.

 

 

 


Re: ?Luck with Kindle?

Robert S Juenger
 

well I have not had any luck on two of my PCs with the Kindle for PCs with accessibillidey. The kindle ap works on my Iphone and Ipad, with voiceover but I can't get it to work with jaws on eather of my laptops and Amazon is no help.

-----Original Message-----
From: Soronel Haetir [mailto:soronel.haetir@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 11:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ?Luck with Kindle?

Agreed, the kindle app is not my favorite environment (due mainly to limited voice choices and low quality versions of the voices it does
have) but it does work.

On 4/28/16, Mich Verrier <michv@eastlink.ca> wrote:
yes you have to download the kindle for pc with accessibillidey plug
in the problum is that the app is named the same in eather version. if
you download that app though it will give you access to the text to
speech voice that will alow you to read the books that have text to
speech inabled. hth. from Mich.
----- Original Message -----
From: Robert S Juenger
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:40 PM
Subject: ?Luck with Kindle?


Anyone have any luck using Kindle for PC by Amazon?



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