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Re: latest Jaws update

Soronel Haetir
 

I certainly consider the screen tracking a useful addition, there have
been lots of times where I have been trying to show something to a
seeing-eye-human and have had a hard time getting across where I am
focused (sometimes selecting text works but even that isn't always an
option).

On 5/22/17, Dave... <dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
Interesting. Nothing fantastic jumps out with this release. Still nothing
that tells me it is more stable now. But, I paid for 18 so I'll continue to

update it, even though I'm using JAWS 16 full-time.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer


----- Original Message -----
From: "Soronel Haetir" <soronel.haetir@gmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 09:33
Subject: Re: latest Jaws update


The page at http://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew
lists what changes with each release, you have to skip past the
material that relates to the jaws release as a whole to the material
that is new for each build (currently starts at "Enhancements in JAWS
18.0.2945 (May 2017)")

This build has quite a lot of new material.

On 5/22/17, Don H <lmddh50@comcast.net> wrote:
Installed the Jaws update that popped up today. Install went just fine.
Is there a way to know what changes were made in such updates?
Thanks from a newbee




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Re: Changing jaws language

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

Hello,

     This is for anyone on this list. 1. Go to the JAWS window—insert j and 2. Head to your options and voices submenue. This is alt o and arrowing down one time to voices submenu. 3. Go to your “voice adjustment …” by pressing the right arrow key on your keyboard. After pressing enter next to get in, tab about a couple times until you hear “synthesizer language” On mine, and aftdr the JAwS language thing, I hear English united states, and English united kingdom. Of course, this is after you’ve arrowed down to these. I would say just press enter to save your changes, closing the JAWS options voices dialogue. If this doesn’t work, please contact someone on this list for more help.

Ashleigh Piccinino

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From: Morne van der Merwe
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 8:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Changing jaws language

 

Hello listers

 

I’m new to JAWS. I migrated from Window-eyes to jaws.  I want to change the jaws language from American English to British English. I go to jaws languages but it says “unavailable”. Is there a way to activate it?

 

Regards

Morne

 


Re: latest Jaws update

Dave...
 

Interesting. Nothing fantastic jumps out with this release. Still nothing
that tells me it is more stable now. But, I paid for 18 so I'll continue to
update it, even though I'm using JAWS 16 full-time.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
From: "Soronel Haetir" <soronel.haetir@gmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 09:33
Subject: Re: latest Jaws update


The page at http://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew
lists what changes with each release, you have to skip past the
material that relates to the jaws release as a whole to the material
that is new for each build (currently starts at "Enhancements in JAWS
18.0.2945 (May 2017)")

This build has quite a lot of new material.

On 5/22/17, Don H <lmddh50@comcast.net> wrote:
Installed the Jaws update that popped up today. Install went just fine.
Is there a way to know what changes were made in such updates?
Thanks from a newbee




--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


Re: latest Jaws update

Soronel Haetir
 

The page at http://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew
lists what changes with each release, you have to skip past the
material that relates to the jaws release as a whole to the material
that is new for each build (currently starts at "Enhancements in JAWS
18.0.2945 (May 2017)")

This build has quite a lot of new material.

On 5/22/17, Don H <lmddh50@comcast.net> wrote:
Installed the Jaws update that popped up today. Install went just fine.
Is there a way to know what changes were made in such updates?
Thanks from a newbee



--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


Re: most responsive syn

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

Ha ha! I don’t find that, but picture this. What if the women behind those voices really were having crappy days, and they just happened to record that way? I personally, would like to meet Moira, the Irish voice I have now. I wonder where she’s from in that country? These people had to have been people once, right?

Ashleigh Piccinino

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: David & his pack of dogs
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 9:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: most responsive syn

 

Melcom is my primary voice.  I do use Ava as well.  This is just a preference but, I found a lot of the female voices sound cranky like they are having a bad day. Again, that is a personal preference.  

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marquette, Ed
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 6:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: most responsive syn

Synthesizer preferences are totally subjective.  The Vocalizer voices are all pretty responsive now.  They sound nice, for the most part, but when they miss a word, they miss it badly, and I'm talking about some pretty common words.
Eloquence and DecTalk Access both, by comparison, sound a little robotic (That's because you've never heard an Echo or an Echo PC from Street Electronics in the 80's).  Eloquence and DecTalk, to me, are the clear champions when it comes to responsiveness.  I think that, on average, they do a better job on common words than do the Vocalizer voices.
In the last decade, for various reasons related to work, I have had to switch back and forth between JAWS and WindowEyes, and my wife has a Macintosh.
My synthesizer of choice is still good old Eloquence.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris G
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 1:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: most responsive syn

I'm using Malcolm, I like him a lot.


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-------- Original Message --------
From: Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 8:52 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: most responsive syn

Don H <lmddh50@...> wrote:
Would like to get some opinions regarding which is the best and most responsive syn to use with JAWS  I am currently using the vocalizer Tom high.


That's what I'm using too, and it's responsive enough for daily use. I'm running the new version released for JAWS 18, not the old 1.x version.









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Re: copy text

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Is that new?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 4:36 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: copy text

that's a neat feature.


-------- Original Message --------
From: Marquette, Ed [mailto:ed.marquette@kutakrock.com]
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 4:27 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: copy text

Use the layered keystroke: JawsKey + space. Then type the letter c.
The copy buffer will be shown in the virtual viewer.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 3:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: copy text

Is there some way to get feedback from Jaws regarding what you have
selected to copy on a web page or document? Right now I don't know what
if anything I have copied until I try to paste it somewhere.
Thanks




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latest Jaws update

Don H
 

Installed the Jaws update that popped up today. Install went just fine. Is there a way to know what changes were made in such updates?
Thanks from a newbee


Re: getting rid of annoying speech

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

I agree with Carolyn 99% on this, but there are times (a dedicated bible dictionary comes to mind) when it is appropriate to save to a particular dictionary, rather than the default. Not too many folks name their kids Nebuchadnezzar these days, and the word Job is too obvious to explain, with or without caps. There are also dedicated medical dictionaries.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: getting rid of annoying speech

When you change word pronunciation, first thing, Press Shift-Control-D for default to all programs. Then Press Enter to add. Once you are satisfied with your selection, be sure to Tab to OK, then Save changes when you Exit the program.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 7:37 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: getting rid of annoying speech

OK, I am back with a different issue, grin.


Every time I open

an email, I hear things like x western or x Unicode.
When I arrow through the text, it is voiced, but there is nothing there. I assume this is some type of formatting indicator, but how can I make this go away?

With the same general idea, how do I change pronunciations for words that are incorrectly spoken with my synthesizer? I tried to make changes and it appeared I had done it, but when I went back to my document, the change did not take effect. I did choose global rather than application for the changes.

Thank you again. This is turning out to be a very informative group.

Carol


Re: most responsive syn

Gudrun Brunot
 

Hi all: A resounding "yes" from yours truly for Eloquence. It knows it is a synthesizer and doesn't try to sound human. Still, for clarity, quick speech that is always intelligible, there's nothing like it. Proofreading is a very important part of the translation work I do, and, before I even send the job through the braille embosser for the final check for typos and such, I send it through Eloquence as high speed for the "nutshell" effect. I actually like to have it read downloaded Bookshare books on my Apex. It sort of lets me fill in the personality of the character, doesn't get in the way like a not so good reader tends to do. Of course, I love listening to good readers. But I do consider Eloquence to belong to that category, though in a different way.





Gudrun

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marquette, Ed
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 6:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: most responsive syn

Synthesizer preferences are totally subjective. The Vocalizer voices are all pretty responsive now. They sound nice, for the most part, but when they miss a word, they miss it badly, and I'm talking about some pretty common words.
Eloquence and DecTalk Access both, by comparison, sound a little robotic (That's because you've never heard an Echo or an Echo PC from Street Electronics in the 80's). Eloquence and DecTalk, to me, are the clear champions when it comes to responsiveness. I think that, on average, they do a better job on common words than do the Vocalizer voices.
In the last decade, for various reasons related to work, I have had to switch back and forth between JAWS and WindowEyes, and my wife has a Macintosh.
My synthesizer of choice is still good old Eloquence.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris G
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 1:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: most responsive syn

I'm using Malcolm, I like him a lot.


Chris Grabowski
Mystic Access
Where the magic is in learning.
https://www.MysticAccess.com
Ready to begin using your assistive technology with confidence while actualy having fun? Visit us to learn about our comprehensive audio tutorials, one-on-one support and ongoing teleclasses. We also offer eclectic and timely assistive technology podcasts, a newsletter containing exclusive news and discounts, regularly updated free downloads, and so much more.
Contact:
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Twitter: MysticAccess
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-------- Original Message --------
From: Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 8:52 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: most responsive syn

Don H <lmddh50@comcast.net> wrote:
Would like to get some opinions regarding which is the best and most responsive syn to use with JAWS I am currently using the vocalizer Tom high.


That's what I'm using too, and it's responsive enough for daily use. I'm running the new version released for JAWS 18, not the old 1.x version.









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new update question

Carol Smith
 

I just installed my new update for Jaws. Is there a read me or What's New file that goes with the update and if so, where do I find it? Thanks.

Carol


Re: adding voices

Carol Smith
 

Stupid question, but  is there a difference and can one use the older version if they sound better?  Thanks again.

Carol


On 5/22/2017 10:48 AM, Marquette, Ed wrote:

Version 2 requires JAWS 18.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 9:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: adding voices

 

What are the differences fetween versions 1 and 2 of the Vocalizer voices?

On 5/22/2017 9:41 AM, Marquette, Ed wrote:

This question comes up all the time.

I contend that the methodology is not logical or intuitive.

You probably downloaded some of the Vocalizer 2 voices, and you probably downloaded separate files for the “large” synthesizer “persons.”

They DO NOT show up; however, you will doubtless see something that says “Vocalizer,” and it may even say (factory settings) or something like that.

Nevertheless choose that, press Alt + V.  That should put you into relative proximity to the place where you can choose a person.  Pick your person and choose the other settings you want.

Then, tab (do it several time).  Eventually, you will get to “Save as.”

Then, pick a name that relates to the person you chose, e.g., “SusanSynth.”

Then press ENTER.

You will now have a synthesizer called SusanSynth that you can pick from the list of synthesizers.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Norton
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 6:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: adding voices

 

If you were using Eloquence, you should be able to change voice profiles and they will show up.  However, you can’t have Vocalizer voices from version 1 installed with voices from Vocalizer version 2.

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Don H
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 9:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: adding voices

 

I have download and installed the extra voices that I got from the fs

web page.  After a reboot they do not show up in the voices list in the

Jaws UI.  How do I get them to show up?

Thanks.

 

 

 


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Re: most responsive syn

Carol Smith
 

Not always, but I have found the crankiness goes away from the female voices some if you use the compact or whatever it is they call the lesser-quality voices.

On 5/22/2017 10:04 AM, David & his pack of dogs wrote:
Melcom is my primary voice. I do use Ava as well. This is just a preference but, I found a lot of the female voices sound cranky like they are having a bad day. Again, that is a personal preference.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marquette, Ed
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 6:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: most responsive syn

Synthesizer preferences are totally subjective. The Vocalizer voices are all pretty responsive now. They sound nice, for the most part, but when they miss a word, they miss it badly, and I'm talking about some pretty common words.
Eloquence and DecTalk Access both, by comparison, sound a little robotic (That's because you've never heard an Echo or an Echo PC from Street Electronics in the 80's). Eloquence and DecTalk, to me, are the clear champions when it comes to responsiveness. I think that, on average, they do a better job on common words than do the Vocalizer voices.
In the last decade, for various reasons related to work, I have had to switch back and forth between JAWS and WindowEyes, and my wife has a Macintosh.
My synthesizer of choice is still good old Eloquence.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris G
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 1:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: most responsive syn

I'm using Malcolm, I like him a lot.


Chris Grabowski
Mystic Access
Where the magic is in learning.
https://www.MysticAccess.com
Ready to begin using your assistive technology with confidence while actualy having fun? Visit us to learn about our comprehensive audio tutorials, one-on-one support and ongoing teleclasses. We also offer eclectic and timely assistive technology podcasts, a newsletter containing exclusive news and discounts, regularly updated free downloads, and so much more.
Contact:
Phone: (716) 543-3323 (Ext. 500)
Twitter: MysticAccess
Facebook: mysticaccessempower


-------- Original Message --------
From: Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 8:52 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: most responsive syn

Don H <lmddh50@comcast.net> wrote:
Would like to get some opinions regarding which is the best and most responsive syn to use with JAWS I am currently using the vocalizer Tom high.


That's what I'm using too, and it's responsive enough for daily use. I'm running the new version released for JAWS 18, not the old 1.x version.









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Re: adding voices

Marquette, Ed <ed.marquette@...>
 

Version 2 requires JAWS 18.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 9:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: adding voices

 

What are the differences fetween versions 1 and 2 of the Vocalizer voices?

On 5/22/2017 9:41 AM, Marquette, Ed wrote:

This question comes up all the time.

I contend that the methodology is not logical or intuitive.

You probably downloaded some of the Vocalizer 2 voices, and you probably downloaded separate files for the “large” synthesizer “persons.”

They DO NOT show up; however, you will doubtless see something that says “Vocalizer,” and it may even say (factory settings) or something like that.

Nevertheless choose that, press Alt + V.  That should put you into relative proximity to the place where you can choose a person.  Pick your person and choose the other settings you want.

Then, tab (do it several time).  Eventually, you will get to “Save as.”

Then, pick a name that relates to the person you chose, e.g., “SusanSynth.”

Then press ENTER.

You will now have a synthesizer called SusanSynth that you can pick from the list of synthesizers.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Norton
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 6:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: adding voices

 

If you were using Eloquence, you should be able to change voice profiles and they will show up.  However, you can’t have Vocalizer voices from version 1 installed with voices from Vocalizer version 2.

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Don H
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 9:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: adding voices

 

I have download and installed the extra voices that I got from the fs

web page.  After a reboot they do not show up in the voices list in the

Jaws UI.  How do I get them to show up?

Thanks.

 

 

 


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Re: adding voices

Carol Smith
 

What are the differences fetween versions 1 and 2 of the Vocalizer voices?


On 5/22/2017 9:41 AM, Marquette, Ed wrote:

This question comes up all the time.

I contend that the methodology is not logical or intuitive.

You probably downloaded some of the Vocalizer 2 voices, and you probably downloaded separate files for the “large” synthesizer “persons.”

They DO NOT show up; however, you will doubtless see something that says “Vocalizer,” and it may even say (factory settings) or something like that.

Nevertheless choose that, press Alt + V.  That should put you into relative proximity to the place where you can choose a person.  Pick your person and choose the other settings you want.

Then, tab (do it several time).  Eventually, you will get to “Save as.”

Then, pick a name that relates to the person you chose, e.g., “SusanSynth.”

Then press ENTER.

You will now have a synthesizer called SusanSynth that you can pick from the list of synthesizers.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Norton
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 6:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: adding voices

 

If you were using Eloquence, you should be able to change voice profiles and they will show up.  However, you can’t have Vocalizer voices from version 1 installed with voices from Vocalizer version 2.

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Don H
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 9:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: adding voices

 

I have download and installed the extra voices that I got from the fs

web page.  After a reboot they do not show up in the voices list in the

Jaws UI.  How do I get them to show up?

Thanks.

 

 

 


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Re: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

JAWS key, spacebar, S. This is speech off. Speech can be restored the same way. You can also create a profile for a particular app, wherein speech off is the default.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 2:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

How do I get Jaws to stop speaking while running programs that have
their own speech? For example, Kurzweil has a Jaws built-in way to take
care of this. I would like to play my BlindGamers games without having
to shut Jaws down completely. Can this be done? Thanks.

Carol


Re: help with verbalizing items

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Furthermore, both parameters can be set either globally or on a program-by-program basis. I use typing echo on spreadsheets, because mistakes are hard to trace after the fact, but turn it off everywhere else.

Ted

-----Original Message-----From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 9:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: help with verbalizing items

Hi, Carol. If you press the INSERT or JAWS key as it is sometimes called by JAWS users, with the number two on the numbers row, you can change whether JAWS echos back characters, words, or nothint at all. If it is set to echo words, the word will be spoken right after pressing the space bar, or a punctuation key.

As to setting numbers to be spoken as single digits, this setting is under JAWS Settings, INSERT plus six on the number row. Then navigate down to Text Processing, and change the setting to single digits, controlled by synthesizer. That should allow speaking of single digits.

I hope this helps you.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: help with verbalizing items

In Window-Eyes, it was possible to have words spoken after pressing
space or punctuation or the spacebar. It was also possible to have each
digit of a number spoken immediately when typed, such as 123 being
echoed as 1 2 3. Is this possible with Jaws? Also, I read earlier that
someone had asked if there was a way to get Jaws to stop saying alt
tab. If that question was answered, I did not see a reply. Of course,
I have gone through over 300 email messages today, and it is very
possible I might have overlooked the reply. So, I am asking again,
grin. Thanks.

Carol


Re: most responsive syn

David & his pack of dogs
 

Melcom is my primary voice. I do use Ava as well. This is just a preference but, I found a lot of the female voices sound cranky like they are having a bad day. Again, that is a personal preference.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marquette, Ed
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 6:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: most responsive syn

Synthesizer preferences are totally subjective. The Vocalizer voices are all pretty responsive now. They sound nice, for the most part, but when they miss a word, they miss it badly, and I'm talking about some pretty common words.
Eloquence and DecTalk Access both, by comparison, sound a little robotic (That's because you've never heard an Echo or an Echo PC from Street Electronics in the 80's). Eloquence and DecTalk, to me, are the clear champions when it comes to responsiveness. I think that, on average, they do a better job on common words than do the Vocalizer voices.
In the last decade, for various reasons related to work, I have had to switch back and forth between JAWS and WindowEyes, and my wife has a Macintosh.
My synthesizer of choice is still good old Eloquence.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris G
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 1:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: most responsive syn

I'm using Malcolm, I like him a lot.


Chris Grabowski
Mystic Access
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-------- Original Message --------
From: Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 8:52 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: most responsive syn

Don H <lmddh50@comcast.net> wrote:
Would like to get some opinions regarding which is the best and most responsive syn to use with JAWS I am currently using the vocalizer Tom high.


That's what I'm using too, and it's responsive enough for daily use. I'm running the new version released for JAWS 18, not the old 1.x version.









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Re: New member with a question about JAWS and Kindle

Carol Smith
 

Hi,

From what I have seen, text is, of course, not visible. The reading keys work for listening to the book with the Kindle voices. Much of the menu information is visible, but I do not see where to put your information in if you plan to register online. Also, if you click on the button one tab after the register button and you have already registered before, that button is now a deregister button, although it does not say that. Please note, I am not using the most current version of Kindle because it does not suit my needs.

Carol

On 5/21/2017 9:55 AM, Shirley Tracy wrote:
Hello all,

My name is Shirley Tracy. I’m new on this list, and I’ve been a JAWS user for close to 20 years, but I’m admittedly self taught and definitely not very technical. I hope to learn a lot from you guys, and I will try to participate when I can.

As the subject line states, I’d like to know if any of you are able to use JAWS with Kindle. A few years back, I tried but couldn’t. Has anything changed? If so, any pointers?

Thank you for letting me be a part of this group.

Cheerfully,
Shirley




Re: New member with a question about JAWS and Kindle

Dave Mitchell
 

Hi, I recently had success with Kindle and JAWS 18 by going to the link below and arrowing down to the link designated for Windows and Mac. This link will take you to a utility for screen readers that will allow text to speech.
Others know more so write again if you have trouble. Mitch

https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/fd/kcp---

--Original Message-----
From: Shirley Tracy
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 6:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: New member with a question about JAWS and Kindle

Hello all,

My name is Shirley Tracy. I’m new on this list, and I’ve been a JAWS user for close to 20 years, but I’m admittedly self taught and definitely not very technical. I hope to learn a lot from you guys, and I will try to participate when I can.

As the subject line states, I’d like to know if any of you are able to use JAWS with Kindle. A few years back, I tried but couldn’t. Has anything changed? If so, any pointers?

Thank you for letting me be a part of this group.

Cheerfully,
Shirley


Re: Facebook and messaging

andrew edgcumbe <rollercoasterman86@...>
 

to be honest I have found that  m.facebook.com is more excessible with jaws and has worked better for me I just arrow down to messages then I have pressed enter on messages thing then press enter on the unread message then am able to read it.

On Sat, May 20, 2017 at 10:53 AM, Ashleigh Piccinino <apiccinino@...> wrote:

I have success with using messanger on the Facebook page although I use the computer version not mobile—I’m assuming that’s what you mean by M.facebook or however you put it? If you’re using JAWS, you should be able to just hit enter on your keyboard after going to messager and you can scroll through your messages. They’re listed in a table thing where the person’s message appears on the left column and some checkbox or something is in the right. I’ve found that if you click the person’s message, about twice—press enter and then spacebar, you’ll be on that person’s message. You can then do anything you want like viewing the messages in the conversation, going into the actions and either archiving/deleting/doing other stuff—this takes some work arounds but I’ve got that covered too. If you want to delete a message, you can hit enter or space on the action thing, arrow down to delete, and press enter again. However, to get into where you can delete things or archive them, you have to tab and arrow righyt to your selection before pressing space. It’s a bit of a pain, but that’s what I’ve seen to work so far. Need any more help, feel free to e-mail this list.

Ashleigh Piccinino

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Maria Campbell
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:42 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Facebook and messaging

 

Is there anyone using the m.facebook page, who has success with
messaging?  I don't have much success, and the messenger page more often
than not crashes when I try to open it after someone has sent me a
message.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.



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