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Re: Criteria for Accessibility of Web Sites

Bissett, Tom <tom.bissett@...>
 

Hi, the W3C site has a good validator and it will also show you how to fix stuff
https://validator.w3.org/
Regards
Tom Bisset

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rob Hill
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 10:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Criteria for Accessibility of Web Sites

In the deep past, a service called "Bobby" could be accessed to get an idea if a particular web site were designed in a manner conplying with web access guidelines. That's no longer in place. I have agreed to offer help to a webmaster in making his site easily accessible and I have made a suggestion or two. I'd really like to tell him an authoritative source of proper site design for accessibility. I'd very much appreciate suggestions.
Rob Hill
rviking@...


Re: Criteria for Accessibility of Web Sites

 

Hi,
There are various resources you can consult, including W3Schools, WCAG (part of W3Schools) and so on. One such site is:
http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rob Hill
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 7:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Criteria for Accessibility of Web Sites

In the deep past, a service called "Bobby" could be accessed to get an idea if a particular web site were designed in a manner conplying with web access guidelines. That's no longer in place. I have agreed to offer help to a webmaster in making his site easily accessible and I have made a suggestion or two. I'd really like to tell him an authoritative source of proper site design for accessibility. I'd very much appreciate suggestions.
Rob Hill
rviking@...


Criteria for Accessibility of Web Sites

Rob Hill
 

In the deep past, a service called "Bobby" could be accessed to get an idea if a particular web site were designed in a manner conplying with web access guidelines. That's no longer in place. I have agreed to offer help to a webmaster in making his site easily accessible and I have made a suggestion or two. I'd really like to tell him an authoritative source of proper site design for accessibility. I'd very much appreciate suggestions.
Rob Hill
rviking@...


Re: Refurbished Tablets

Jennifer Jackson <jennsjackson@...>
 

All of the current braille note takers are really expensive. I am excited about some of the new products being revealed with super affordable price tags on braille displays. Even a $500 tablet that has its own Braille display.

Jennifer


Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 21, 2017, at 7:40 AM, Zachary Morris <morriszachary99@...> wrote:

Do you use Braille at all? If so, you should look into a BrailleNote Touch, yes, I know it's expensive, but it has the power to do all of that plus much more.
Thanks,
Zachary Morris

----- Original Message -----
From: "Elise Berkley" <bravaegf@...
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Date sent: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:35:52 +0000
Subject: Refurbished Tablets

Hello, everyone.

I am a little green in this area. I was wondering what everyone thinks about purchasing refurbished tablets from somewhere like, say Amazon. I need a tablet for school just to take notes. Then, when I get home, I copy my note files over to my laptop and do the real work there. Thanks for your opinions.

Elise




Re: Problems Faced While Using Word 2016

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

Rahul,
I find that changing to Draft view by doing Control + Alt + N usually fixes those glitches.

Regards
Guy

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: February 24, 2017 12:12 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problems Faced While Using Word 2016

Dear Maria,

Thank you so much for your detailed and informative response.
Actually, I am not using a genuine version of Office 2016 since the
same is exorbitantly priced in India. So I cannot upgrade to the
latest version.
While I continue to face issues 1 to 3, I have tried using your
strategy to deal with issue 4.
However, after I press alt-r-n on the comment concerned, JAWS says
'comment pane' followed by 'blank'. It doesn't allow me to engage with
the text in that comment. I am not sure what can be done about this.

I have JAWS 16 and Windows 8. I cannot install the latest version of
JAWS since my dongle is only for JAWS 16.
Any ideas as to what I could do?

Best,
Rahul



On 24/02/2017, Maria Kristic <maria.kristic@...> wrote:
Hi Rahul,

With the latest JAWS 18 build (build 18.0.2530), latest updates to Office
365, and Windows 10 installed, I was unable to reproduce issues 1-3, and I
believe you are experiencing issue 4 because of the changes made in Word
2016 as to how comments are displayed--see notes below. Since you said you
just installed Office 2016, I wonder if the installers are always updated
to
reflect the latest updates, so I would suggest checking for updates in
Windows, installing any updates available for Office, and then trying
again.

I tested your issues on a large Word file I created by copying/pasting
several files to create a 2,880-page document. Here's what happened, using
the desktop version of Word 2016:

1. It did take my seven-year-old computer about 20 seconds, but when I
accessed the Word Count option from the Review tab of the ribbon, the
dialog
did eventually come up, and I was able to access it (e.g., 2,880 pages,
1,368,661 words, etc.)
2. I went to page 585 and used CTRL+DOWN ARROW to move continuously through
paragraphs until I got to page 591, and then used CTRL+UP ARROW to move in
reverse, and the cursor moved by paragraphs as expected.
3. I performed a Say All at page 585 and let it go to page 594...The pages
read straight through as expected.
4. As this also does not work with another screen reader I tried, I
believe,
as I said above, that this is due to Word 2016 changes. Comments are now
displayed in a separate Comments pane which appears when necessary. That
is,
when I select the option to create a new comment from the Review tab for
example, the pane appears with an edit area in focus, I write and navigate
the comment as I would in a typical edit field, and I press ESC when done
to
save the comment and return to the document. In order to make the pane
visible again and thus be able to edit/delete comments, the most efficient
way I have found is to use JAWS' Comments List feature together with Review
ribbon Comments group shortcuts. I use the JAWS feature
(CTRL+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE) or cursor movement to navigate to where the comment
I want to manipulate is located. Then, I press ALT+R, N to activate the
Next
Comment button on the Review tab, which causes the Comments pane to appear
with the comment I want to manipulate in focus. I can change what is
written
in the edit field. ALT+R, V activates the Previous Comment button of the
Review tab and presents the previous comment in an edit field in the
Comments pane; ALT+R, N activates the Next one; ALT+R, D activates the
Delete split button from which I can choose to delete the comment in focus
or all comments in the document; ESC closes the pane and returns me to the
document.

Hope it helps!

Regards,
Maria


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rahul
Bajaj
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:12 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problems Faced While Using Word 2016



Hi All,

I recently installed office 2016 and have been facing the following
challenges while using word:
1. JAWS and Word get hanged when I open the word count in the review
tab; 2. JAWS often doesn't read anything at all when you press
control+down arrow in large documents beyond a particular point; 3.
When you press the say all command, JAWS reads the same chunk of text
over and over again as opposed to moving forward; and 4. Right-clicking a
comment does not give you access to options that can help you edit/delete a
comment. JAWS pretends that the comment doesn't exist and displays the same
context menu that it would without the comment being there.
This is significantly hampering my productivity; any pointers would be
much appreciated.

Best,
Rahul

Sent from my iPhone







Re: looking for someone who could making jaws script for yamaha voice expansion manager

David Ingram
 



-----Original Message-----
From: aikeo koomanivong
Sent: Feb 21, 2017 9:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: looking for someone who could making jaws script for yamaha voice expansion manager

Normal 0 false false false EN-US ZH-CN LAO

Greeting to all of you for Jaws users.


I’m KEO from Lao PDR.


I’m trying to write a Jaws script for Yamaha voice expansion but my skill quite bad.


Anybody else have a time to make this script


we are living in the low-developing country and we have a little fund to pay to you if you could write for us.


Blind people in Laos most of them playing Yamaha keyboard and we want to have our own traditional voice pack to install to the Yamaha keyboard


Looking forward to hear from you and link for more info are below


Keo


https://www.yamahamusicsoft.com/how-to-use-yamaha-expansion-manager


http://download.yamaha.com/search/detail/?language=en&site=usa.yamaha.com&asset_id=60255&category_id=16535&product_id=1883956&1384425360


 


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Re: Contact for Wells Fargo accessibility issues: copying from Wells Fargo "results" web page.

trinh martin
 

yes, same here. i wish they had left well alone. i can nevagate but it takes much more time and much more paying attention now, rrrr.

On 2/22/2017 8:58 PM, Sharon wrote:
I too can no longer do many of the things I used to be able to do on the
Wells Fargo site. It just keeps getting worse and worse.
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim Ford
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Contact for Wells Fargo accessibility issues: copying from Wells
Fargo "results" web page.

Hello Curtis,

As I found out to my irritation, Wells Fargo did a major revision to their
on-line banking web site. I suddenly could not do many of the tasks that I
had previously been able to do with JAWS. JAWS 17 seemed to help, and I
also found that Firefox worked better.

Below my closing is the contact person I was given by Wells Fargo when I
complained about the access issues in their new web design. He is a private
accessibility consultant.

Good luck,
Tim Ford


David Ashleydale
Operational Risk Consultant / Accessibility Governance Lead WFVC Risk
Management Wells Fargo Virtual Channels
333 Market Street, 27th Floor| San Francisco, CA 94104 MAC A0119-271 Tel
415-371-5880 david.ashleydale@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Curtis
Delzer
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: copying from Wells Fargo "results" web page.

My wife uses jaws 18 and before she could just copy the results of the
bill pay page after the transactions to the clipboard and paste into
notepad or word, but now, it does not work for her.
Is there a setting in JFW which has changed it's default between 17 and
18, or, is the update to the Wells Fargo web site screwing it up for her?
When she copies to the clipboard, and attempts to paste, nothing gets
carried over into the paste action, and after a while, the web page
times out for security reasons.
Anyone have ideas as to what could be happening?
She is not a member of this list so any results anyone comes up with
I'll forward to her.
THANK YOU ALL!

-----
Curtis Delzer, HS.
K6VFO
San Bernardino, CA











looking for someone who could making jaws script for yamaha voice expansion manager

aikeo koomanivong
 


Greeting to all of you for Jaws users.


I’m KEO from Lao PDR.


I’m trying to write a Jaws script for Yamaha voice expansion but my skill quite bad.


Anybody else have a time to make this script


we are living in the low-developing country and we have a little fund to pay to you if you could write for us.


Blind people in Laos most of them playing Yamaha keyboard and we want to have our own traditional voice pack to install to the Yamaha keyboard


Looking forward to hear from you and link for more info are below


Keo


https://www.yamahamusicsoft.com/how-to-use-yamaha-expansion-manager


http://download.yamaha.com/search/detail/?language=en&site=usa.yamaha.com&asset_id=60255&category_id=16535&product_id=1883956&1384425360


 



Re: Refurbished Tablets

Zachary Morris
 

Do you use Braille at all? If so, you should look into a BrailleNote Touch, yes, I know it's expensive, but it has the power to do all of that plus much more.
Thanks,
Zachary Morris

----- Original Message -----
From: "Elise Berkley" <bravaegf@...
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Date sent: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:35:52 +0000
Subject: Refurbished Tablets

Hello, everyone.

I am a little green in this area. I was wondering what everyone thinks about purchasing refurbished tablets from somewhere like, say Amazon. I need a tablet for school just to take notes. Then, when I get home, I copy my note files over to my laptop and do the real work there. Thanks for your opinions.

Elise


Re: Major computer issue after updating Jaws

John Gurd
 

You may be able to get into the Windows Recovery mode by pressing shift and
restart at the same time. You'll need sighted assistance to find a restore
point from there.

Good luck

John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Les
Kriegler
Sent: 24 February 2017 06:49
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Major computer issue after updating Jaws

Hi Chris,

I'm so sorry you've encountered this issue. I have two suggestions. If in
fact the sound got turned down, try pressing Alt-Ctrl-Windows Up Arrow
several times and see if the sound returns. This is a keystroke to raise
system volume. The other thought is perhaps your speakers got muted,
although I think this is unlikely, since you aren't getting anything through
your USB headset either. But just in case, you can type Windows-B, and
right arrow to your speakers item and see if it's active and if the volume
level is set to something you can hear. You might try that first to see
what your setting is; I'm hoping that keystroke I provided might bring your
sound back. Good luck and let us know what happens.

Les

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 12:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Major computer issue after updating Jaws

Hello list,

So I downloaded and updated the new jaws 18 release that was made available
today.

I first ran the update on my personal Win 7 Pro Dell laptop and everything
went as usual. Did the reboot and all was good. I’m writing this email on
that machine.

I waited for the business day to be over before doing the same on my Dell
Win 10 pro business desktop. Again, ran the downloaded installer, went
through the process and clicked on the ok button when I was prompted to
reboot.

However, on the desktop, I am not able to get to the actual desktop. Indeed,
there is absolutely no sound coming from my machine. The only way I know
what’s going on is with my sighted wife’s help. I get to the screen with
three buttons for connect to the Internet, ease of access and the power down
button. The connect to the Internet button is crossed out as if it hasn’t
completed loading. The ease of access button is active, but even if I try to
start narrator, there is still no sound. My wife says that it looks like
Narrator turns on, but with no sound, there’s nothing I can do. That and
since the desktop doesn’t come up, I still can’t get anywhere. The only
thing we’re able to do is access the power button to either restart or shut
down the computer.

We’ve tried restarting and pressing the f12 button when that prompt comes up
briefly, but then I get a screen with options of a legacy boot and other
diagnostics options that I’m not familiar with.

As far as the sound goes, I’ve made sure and checked with both my USB
powered headphones and regular desktop speakers. There aren’t even any
system sounds.

Don’t know if even calling FS would be of any help since again, there’s
no audible feedback what so ever. Can’t even try a system restore since I
can’t get to the desktop where everything’s fully loaded. NVDA doesn’t come
up either.

Any ideas?

I’m really at a loss.



Cristobal


Re: Major computer issue after updating Jaws

Les Kriegler <kriegler@...>
 

Hi Chris,

I'm so sorry you've encountered this issue. I have two suggestions. If in
fact the sound got turned down, try pressing Alt-Ctrl-Windows Up Arrow
several times and see if the sound returns. This is a keystroke to raise
system volume. The other thought is perhaps your speakers got muted,
although I think this is unlikely, since you aren't getting anything through
your USB headset either. But just in case, you can type Windows-B, and
right arrow to your speakers item and see if it's active and if the volume
level is set to something you can hear. You might try that first to see
what your setting is; I'm hoping that keystroke I provided might bring your
sound back. Good luck and let us know what happens.

Les

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 12:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Major computer issue after updating Jaws

Hello list,

So I downloaded and updated the new jaws 18 release that was made available
today.

I first ran the update on my personal Win 7 Pro Dell laptop and everything
went as usual. Did the reboot and all was good. I’m writing this email on
that machine.

I waited for the business day to be over before doing the same on my Dell
Win 10 pro business desktop. Again, ran the downloaded installer, went
through the process and clicked on the ok button when I was prompted to
reboot.

However, on the desktop, I am not able to get to the actual desktop. Indeed,
there is absolutely no sound coming from my machine. The only way I know
what’s going on is with my sighted wife’s help. I get to the screen with
three buttons for connect to the Internet, ease of access and the power down
button. The connect to the Internet button is crossed out as if it hasn’t
completed loading. The ease of access button is active, but even if I try to
start narrator, there is still no sound. My wife says that it looks like
Narrator turns on, but with no sound, there’s nothing I can do. That and
since the desktop doesn’t come up, I still can’t get anywhere. The only
thing we’re able to do is access the power button to either restart or shut
down the computer.

We’ve tried restarting and pressing the f12 button when that prompt comes up
briefly, but then I get a screen with options of a legacy boot and other
diagnostics options that I’m not familiar with.

As far as the sound goes, I’ve made sure and checked with both my USB
powered headphones and regular desktop speakers. There aren’t even any
system sounds.

Don’t know if even calling FS would be of any help since again, there’s
no audible feedback what so ever. Can’t even try a system restore since I
can’t get to the desktop where everything’s fully loaded. NVDA doesn’t
come up either.

Any ideas?

I’m really at a loss.



Cristobal


Re: good accessible backup programs

Les Kriegler <kriegler@...>
 

Sieghard,

Actually, DropBox storage for 1 TB of space is $99.99 per year. But as to your point, OneDrive certainly offers more for the same money.

Les

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 12:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: good accessible backup programs

Why not use Dropbox or even better OneDrive? If you get an Office 365 subscription for $59 a year (single) or $99 a year (family) you get 1 Tb of OneDrive storage at no extra cost. Of course you also get a license to download and install Office 2016 on up to 5 computers and you get 60 Skype calling minutes to phones each months. Considering that 1 Tb of Dropbox storage is I think $120 a year and that is just storage without any additional perks Microsoft's offer is probably as good as it gets unless you need more than 1 Tb of course.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jed Barton
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: good accessible backup programs

Hey guys,

Anyone know of a good accessible backup program that backs up to the cloud? I've got a harddrive of very important data that i don't wanna lose. Any suggestiong of something that works well with jfw?


Major computer issue after updating Jaws

Cristóbal
 

Hello list,

So I downloaded and updated the new jaws 18 release that was made available today.

I first ran the update on my personal Win 7 Pro Dell laptop and everything went as usual. Did the reboot and all was good. I’m writing this email on that machine.

I waited for the business day to be over before doing the same on my Dell Win 10 pro business desktop. Again, ran the downloaded installer, went through the process and clicked on the ok button when I was prompted to reboot.

However, on the desktop, I am not able to get to the actual desktop. Indeed, there is absolutely no sound coming from my machine. The only way I know what’s going on is with my sighted wife’s help. I get to the screen with three buttons for connect to the Internet, ease of access and the power down button. The connect to the Internet button is crossed out as if it hasn’t completed loading. The ease of access button is active, but even if I try to start narrator, there is still no sound. My wife says that it looks like Narrator turns on, but with no sound, there’s nothing I can do. That and since the desktop doesn’t come up, I still can’t get anywhere. The only thing we’re able to do is access the power button to either restart or shut down the computer.

We’ve tried restarting and pressing the f12 button when that prompt comes up briefly, but then I get a screen with options of a legacy boot and other diagnostics options that I’m not familiar with.

As far as the sound goes, I’ve made sure and checked with both my USB powered headphones and regular desktop speakers. There aren’t even any system sounds.

Don’t  know  if even calling  FS would be of any help since again, there’s no  audible feedback  what so ever. Can’t even try a system restore since I can’t get to  the desktop where everything’s fully loaded. NVDA doesn’t  come up either.

Any ideas?

I’m really at a loss.

 

Cristobal

 


Re: good accessible backup programs

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

Why not use Dropbox or even better OneDrive? If you get an Office 365 subscription for $59 a year (single) or $99 a year (family) you get 1 Tb of OneDrive storage at no extra cost. Of course you also get a license to download and install Office 2016 on up to 5 computers and you get 60 Skype calling minutes to phones each months. Considering that 1 Tb of Dropbox storage is I think $120 a year and that is just storage without any additional perks Microsoft's offer is probably as good as it gets unless you need more than 1 Tb of course.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jed Barton
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: good accessible backup programs

Hey guys,

Anyone know of a good accessible backup program that backs up to the cloud? I've got a harddrive of very important data that i don't wanna lose. Any suggestiong of something that works well with jfw?


Re: Problems Faced While Using Word 2016

Rahul Bajaj
 

Dear Maria,

Thank you so much for your detailed and informative response.
Actually, I am not using a genuine version of Office 2016 since the
same is exorbitantly priced in India. So I cannot upgrade to the
latest version.
While I continue to face issues 1 to 3, I have tried using your
strategy to deal with issue 4.
However, after I press alt-r-n on the comment concerned, JAWS says
'comment pane' followed by 'blank'. It doesn't allow me to engage with
the text in that comment. I am not sure what can be done about this.

I have JAWS 16 and Windows 8. I cannot install the latest version of
JAWS since my dongle is only for JAWS 16.
Any ideas as to what I could do?

Best,
Rahul

On 24/02/2017, Maria Kristic <maria.kristic@...> wrote:
Hi Rahul,

With the latest JAWS 18 build (build 18.0.2530), latest updates to Office
365, and Windows 10 installed, I was unable to reproduce issues 1-3, and I
believe you are experiencing issue 4 because of the changes made in Word
2016 as to how comments are displayed--see notes below. Since you said you
just installed Office 2016, I wonder if the installers are always updated
to
reflect the latest updates, so I would suggest checking for updates in
Windows, installing any updates available for Office, and then trying
again.

I tested your issues on a large Word file I created by copying/pasting
several files to create a 2,880-page document. Here's what happened, using
the desktop version of Word 2016:

1. It did take my seven-year-old computer about 20 seconds, but when I
accessed the Word Count option from the Review tab of the ribbon, the
dialog
did eventually come up, and I was able to access it (e.g., 2,880 pages,
1,368,661 words, etc.)
2. I went to page 585 and used CTRL+DOWN ARROW to move continuously through
paragraphs until I got to page 591, and then used CTRL+UP ARROW to move in
reverse, and the cursor moved by paragraphs as expected.
3. I performed a Say All at page 585 and let it go to page 594...The pages
read straight through as expected.
4. As this also does not work with another screen reader I tried, I
believe,
as I said above, that this is due to Word 2016 changes. Comments are now
displayed in a separate Comments pane which appears when necessary. That
is,
when I select the option to create a new comment from the Review tab for
example, the pane appears with an edit area in focus, I write and navigate
the comment as I would in a typical edit field, and I press ESC when done
to
save the comment and return to the document. In order to make the pane
visible again and thus be able to edit/delete comments, the most efficient
way I have found is to use JAWS' Comments List feature together with Review
ribbon Comments group shortcuts. I use the JAWS feature
(CTRL+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE) or cursor movement to navigate to where the comment
I want to manipulate is located. Then, I press ALT+R, N to activate the
Next
Comment button on the Review tab, which causes the Comments pane to appear
with the comment I want to manipulate in focus. I can change what is
written
in the edit field. ALT+R, V activates the Previous Comment button of the
Review tab and presents the previous comment in an edit field in the
Comments pane; ALT+R, N activates the Next one; ALT+R, D activates the
Delete split button from which I can choose to delete the comment in focus
or all comments in the document; ESC closes the pane and returns me to the
document.

Hope it helps!

Regards,
Maria


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rahul
Bajaj
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:12 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problems Faced While Using Word 2016



Hi All,

I recently installed office 2016 and have been facing the following
challenges while using word:
1. JAWS and Word get hanged when I open the word count in the review
tab; 2. JAWS often doesn't read anything at all when you press
control+down arrow in large documents beyond a particular point; 3.
When you press the say all command, JAWS reads the same chunk of text
over and over again as opposed to moving forward; and 4. Right-clicking a
comment does not give you access to options that can help you edit/delete a
comment. JAWS pretends that the comment doesn't exist and displays the same
context menu that it would without the comment being there.
This is significantly hampering my productivity; any pointers would be
much appreciated.

Best,
Rahul

Sent from my iPhone







good accessible backup programs

Jed Barton
 

Hey guys,

Anyone know of a good accessible backup program that backs up to the cloud? I've got a harddrive of very important data that i don't wanna lose. Any suggestiong of something that works well with jfw?


J18.0.2530 Update Download Links + What's New

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,
 
I would like to thank david for getting the download links, & what I did was add what's new in this release to them.
 
32 Bit:
 
 
64 Bit:
 
 
Enhancements in JAWS 18.0.2530 (February 2017)
 
The following is a list of improvements made between the JAWS 18 January 2017 release and the February 2017 update.
 
To download the latest release, visit the
Downloads web page.
 
New Support for ElBraille Applications
 
This update adds JAWS scripts for Keyboard Editor and ElNotes, applications included specifically on the new ElBraille, a Windows 10 Notetaker from Elita
Group.
 
The ElBraille is a Windows 10 computer in the shape and size of a traditional notetaker, and is designed for users who are blind or deaf-blind and want
to stay connected at school, work, or home as well as on the go. The twenty-first century, take anywhere replacement for the dedicated notetaker, ElBraille
combines the power and flexibility of a modern mainstream computer running the Windows 10 operating system with JAWS and a braille display with a full
braille keyboard to offer a fully accessible compact computer. JAWS provides the best screen reader experience with either Eloquence speech output or the
highly responsive and life-like Vocalizer Expressive Compact voices as well as full braille output. Type text into documents or perform JAWS and Windows
commands right from the braille display's keyboard using the JAWS BrailleIn feature. Run any Windows application such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
or Outlook. Use FSReader to read DAISY books from sources such as Bookshare.org or browse the internet with Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.
ElBraille also includes a set of specially designed apps for performing popular actions such as the creation of voice or text notes, listening to audio
content, and more.
 
The ElNotes application developed by Elita Group is designed to create, store, and manage text and voice notes on the ElBraille Notetaker. ElNotes allows
a user to quickly create text and voice notes using a set of special keystrokes and then export them to TXT or MP3 files respectively, if needed. These
files are saved to a user-specified folder and then are available to be read and listened to using other ElBraille applications.
 
The ElBraille Keyboard Editor is designed for adding, modifying, and removing keystrokes using ElBraille buttons and Focus 14 Blue keys. Users can assign
a keystroke to launch an application, simulate a QWERTY keyboard shortcut, or perform a JAWS script.
 
Amazon Kindle App Support
 
JAWS now supports reading books in Amazon's Kindle for PC app version 1.19 and later. This enables users to access books purchased through the Amazon Kindle
store right on their Windows PC using both speech and braille. Books can be navigated using all standard reading commands including reading by character,
word, line, paragraph, and continuously with Say All. As JAWS reads, pages turn automatically so you can enjoy a book without interruption.
 
JAWS can only access Kindle books that support Enhanced Typesetting. The product details for the book on the Amazon web site indicates if Enhanced Typesetting
is enabled. This exposes the necessary information to screen readers and provides access to the book content.
 
Tip: Pressing CTRL+HOME or CTRL+END while reading a Kindle book moves to the top or bottom of the current page instead of the top or bottom of the document
as in other applications. To move to the beginning or end of the book, you can use the Go to Location dialog box which is accessed using the Kindle command
CTRL+G.
 
Google Docs Improvements
 
To improve the user experience with Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Drive, the Virtual Cursor is now turned off by default when focus is in any
of these applications. Since these are basically programs running inside a browser window with their own sets of keystrokes, turning off the Virtual Cursor
makes it much easier to interact and provides an environment that feels more like a standard application.
 
In some situations, the Virtual Cursor will be automatically turned on when it is needed to review information. For example, pressing CTRL+SLASH in Google
Docs opens a page listing available Google shortcut keys. When the page opens, the Virtual Cursor is automatically turned on so you can review the keystrokes.
When you press ESC to close the keyboard shortcuts page and return focus to the document, the Virtual Cursor is turned off again.
 
The very first time you open a Google Docs file, you will need to turn on Google's screen reader support and Braille Support before you can read and edit
documents using JAWS. You will only need to do this once as both settings will remain on for all future documents. To enable screen reader support, press
ALT+CTRL+Z. You should hear the announcement "Screen reader support enabled." To enable braille support, Press ALT+SHIFT+A for the Accessibility menu,
open the Settings submenu, and press ENTER on Enable Braille Support. This setting must be enabled even if you do not use a refreshable braille display.
 
In addition, some other key improvements include:
 
list of 7 items
• Pressing INSERT+F1 in Google Docs or Google Sheets now displays some basic help including useful keystrokes.
• Pressing INSERT+C in Google Sheets now announces the current cell coordinates.
• Support for bulleted and numbered lists.
• You can now use the INSERT+B command to read the contents of web dialog boxes in Google Docs such as Spell Checker or Preferences.
• The JAWS table navigation commands (CTRL+ALT+ARROW keys) now work as expected in Firefox and Chrome when reading tables in Google documents.
• Addressed an issue where Say All would stop unexpectedly when reading in Google Docs with Chrome.
• When navigating by line over headings in a document in Google Docs, resolved an issue where the contents of the Chrome address bar were being spoken
prior to the heading text.
list end
 
JAWS
list of 7 items
• When both JAWS and ZoomText are running, resolved issues with the CAPS LOCK key not always working as expected in the desktop keyboard layout when used
with other keys to perform commands or when pressing it twice quickly to turn caps lock on or off.
• Added Landmarks as an available navigation type for the Touch Cursor (SHIFT+NUM PAD PLUS). To cycle through the different navigation types, use PAGE
UP or PAGE DOWN. Landmarks are used in several Windows 10 apps including Weather for improved navigation.
• Updated the JAWS UIA Script API to support the latest properties and values added by Microsoft. The JAWS UIA Script API gives scripters direct access
to Microsoft's UIA (User Interface Automation) infrastructure through the JAWS Script language. See the
Enhancements in Scripting
 page for more information.
• Resolved a customer reported issue with the UPS Tracking Research IT lookup source not returning any results.
• Addressed an issue where the INSERT+B command to read dialog boxes in tab order was not working as expected in the Microsoft OneDrive Sync dialog box.
• The Mouse Echo Toggle key on the MAGic Large Print Keyboard now turns JAWS Mouse Echo on or off if JAWS is running by itself without MAGic.
• During a JAWS Tandem session, if a User Account Control dialog box is displayed on a Windows 10 target system, resolved an issue where the Tandem video
would freeze until the connection was closed and restarted. Also improved the screen refresh rate when changing the focus on a Windows 10 target system.
list end
 
Microsoft Office
 
Note: We have been working very closely with Microsoft to improve the accessibility of Office 2016 (Office 365). Many of the following improvements were
able to be made due to changes Microsoft implemented directly in Office. If you find that a particular fix is not working in your current version of Office,
some of the changes documented below will not work as described until the next Office update scheduled to be released shortly.
 
list of 15 items
• When using the JAWS Command Search feature in Word to search for commands specific to Track Changes, addressed a reported issue where not all keystrokes
were being displayed.
• You can now read and edit headers, footers, footnotes, endnotes, and comments in Word 2016.
• While navigating tables in Word 2013 and 2016, resolved an issue where JAWS was not automatically announcing column and row headers.
• Added support for the Smart Lookup and Researcher panes in Office 2016.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS was not indicating links in Office dialog boxes.
• When searching for text in a Word document, addressed a reported issue where JAWS was not always reading the sentence containing the match when moving
to the next result in the Navigation pane.
• Resolved a customer reported issue in Word where JAWS was speaking the entire line as you typed and was also inserting characters in other parts of the
document after using CTRL+UP ARROW or CTRL+DOWN ARROW to move by paragraph.
• Resolved an issue reported by customers in Spain where closing Word 2007 with unsaved documents was sometimes causing problems with navigation and focus
when multiple windows were open.
• JAWS now announces position information, such as "4 of 10", in Outlook 2016 message lists when using the Say Line command (INSERT+UP ARROW).
• Improved both speech and braille support for Data Validation combo boxes in Excel. These are accessed by pressing ALT+DOWN ARROW from the current cell.
• JAWS now reads autocomplete suggestions in Excel 2016 for functions when entering a formula.
• If an image on a slide in PowerPoint 2016 is selected, resolved an issue where no alt text was being displayed in braille, only the text "no selection."
• Improved JAWS support for the Notes pane in PowerPoint 2016, especially when editing notes attached to a SmartArt graphic.
• JAWS now detects SmartArt graphics during a slideshow in PowerPoint 2016.
• Resolved an issue with Microsoft Project where JAWS was double speaking values in tables.
list end
 
Web Browsers
list of 12 items
• Added support for the ARIA 1.1 colspan and rowspan properties as well as the new "feed" role.
• Added support for the new values that can be assigned to the haspopup property in ARIA 1.1. For instance, depending on the value of ARIA-haspopup, you
might hear JAWS say "has popup", "has popup menu", "has popup listbox", "has popup grid", "has popup tree", or "has popup dialog."
• Added support for the ARIA-roledescription property in Internet Explorer.
• Addressed an issue reported by the SSA where JAWS was not announcing levels when opening or closing treeview items in Internet Explorer.
• Addressed a customer reported issue with JAWS not reading buttons as expected on the Amazon web site.
• Addressed reported issues where JAWS was not always working properly with tables contained inside of a layout table using the ARIA role="presentation"
property.
• The Custom Label utility, which enables users to assign custom text labels to HTML elements on web pages, can now be used in Google Chrome. This utility
is available from the Run JAWS Manager dialog box (INSERT+F2).
• Improved JAWS reading in table cells containing large amounts of text when Document Presentation is set to Screen Layout.
• Resolved issues where JAWS was speaking extraneous information while navigating in certain ARIA combo boxes.
• Addressed an issue with Chrome where the Say To Cursor and Say From Cursor commands (INSERT+HOME and INSERT+PAGE UP) were reading the entire line in
edit fields instead of the specific text.
• Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not speaking the correct text when tabbing through links in a Navigation region in Firefox.
• Resolved an issue where navigating menus in Internet Explorer and Firefox using Focus Blue Braille display keys was not working as expected.
list end
 
Windows Mail
list of 2 items
• When closing a message in the Windows 10 mail app which returns focus to the message list, JAWS no longer incorrectly says "not selected" for the current
message.
• The JAWS commands for navigating tables now work in tables inserted into a new email message.
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.


Re: getting to the view menu

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Jed. If you are using JAWS, go to the Settings Menu with Insert plus six on the numbers row. Load the Default JAWS configuration file with CONTROL plus SHIFT plus D. Navigate to the Miscellaneous menu, and make sure Virtual Ribbon is UNCHECKED. If it is checked, it can block the use of certain traditional Windows shortcuts.
Bill White billwhite92701@...

----- Original Message -----
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To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:44 AM
Subject: getting to the view menu


Hey guys,

Trying to get to the view menu in a folder, but i can't get there in windows 10 and jfw 17. When i do alt V it just dings at me. Any ideas what i am doing wrong? There is a stupid ribin that comes up.

Cheers,
Jed





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Re: Problems Faced While Using Word 2016

Maria Kristic
 

Hi Rahul,

With the latest JAWS 18 build (build 18.0.2530), latest updates to Office
365, and Windows 10 installed, I was unable to reproduce issues 1-3, and I
believe you are experiencing issue 4 because of the changes made in Word
2016 as to how comments are displayed--see notes below. Since you said you
just installed Office 2016, I wonder if the installers are always updated to
reflect the latest updates, so I would suggest checking for updates in
Windows, installing any updates available for Office, and then trying again.

I tested your issues on a large Word file I created by copying/pasting
several files to create a 2,880-page document. Here's what happened, using
the desktop version of Word 2016:

1. It did take my seven-year-old computer about 20 seconds, but when I
accessed the Word Count option from the Review tab of the ribbon, the dialog
did eventually come up, and I was able to access it (e.g., 2,880 pages,
1,368,661 words, etc.)
2. I went to page 585 and used CTRL+DOWN ARROW to move continuously through
paragraphs until I got to page 591, and then used CTRL+UP ARROW to move in
reverse, and the cursor moved by paragraphs as expected.
3. I performed a Say All at page 585 and let it go to page 594...The pages
read straight through as expected.
4. As this also does not work with another screen reader I tried, I believe,
as I said above, that this is due to Word 2016 changes. Comments are now
displayed in a separate Comments pane which appears when necessary. That is,
when I select the option to create a new comment from the Review tab for
example, the pane appears with an edit area in focus, I write and navigate
the comment as I would in a typical edit field, and I press ESC when done to
save the comment and return to the document. In order to make the pane
visible again and thus be able to edit/delete comments, the most efficient
way I have found is to use JAWS' Comments List feature together with Review
ribbon Comments group shortcuts. I use the JAWS feature
(CTRL+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE) or cursor movement to navigate to where the comment
I want to manipulate is located. Then, I press ALT+R, N to activate the Next
Comment button on the Review tab, which causes the Comments pane to appear
with the comment I want to manipulate in focus. I can change what is written
in the edit field. ALT+R, V activates the Previous Comment button of the
Review tab and presents the previous comment in an edit field in the
Comments pane; ALT+R, N activates the Next one; ALT+R, D activates the
Delete split button from which I can choose to delete the comment in focus
or all comments in the document; ESC closes the pane and returns me to the
document.

Hope it helps!

Regards,
Maria

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rahul
Bajaj
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:12 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problems Faced While Using Word 2016



Hi All,

I recently installed office 2016 and have been facing the following
challenges while using word:
1. JAWS and Word get hanged when I open the word count in the review
tab; 2. JAWS often doesn't read anything at all when you press
control+down arrow in large documents beyond a particular point; 3.
When you press the say all command, JAWS reads the same chunk of text
over and over again as opposed to moving forward; and 4. Right-clicking a
comment does not give you access to options that can help you edit/delete a
comment. JAWS pretends that the comment doesn't exist and displays the same
context menu that it would without the comment being there.
This is significantly hampering my productivity; any pointers would be
much appreciated.

Best,
Rahul

Sent from my iPhone


jaws18 update released;

david
 

Jaws18 64bit:

 

http://jaws18.vfo.digital/253067BAST/J18.0.2530enu-x64.exe

 

jaws18 32bit:

 

http://jaws18.vfo.digital/253067BAST/J18.0.2530enu-x86.exe

 

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