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Re: need some help with being able to read a map with jaws

Jed Barton
 

Is there a way you can input the latitude and longitude in the search?
How would you do it?

On 3/1/19, Gerald Levy <bwaylimited@verizon.net> wrote:

This is a long shot, but if you plug the latitude and longitude
coordinates into the Google search edit field, Google might return the
actual location in the search results. Obviously, there would be no way
for JAWS to interpret a map.


Gerald



On 3/1/2019 4:06 PM, Jed Barton wrote:
Hey guys,

OK, so i'm gonna throw this out there to see if people can get
creative and possibly have some ideas.
So i'm working on getting a new position dispatching in public safety.
1 of the parts of the job is, that when a caller calls in and they
can't tell you their location, i'll basicly need to find them on a
map. So, i know that i'll have the lattitude and longitude so that's
a start. I need some input on how to handle something like this with
jaws, if it's even possible. Anyone done such a thing?

Cheers,

Jed






Re: need some help with being able to read a map with jaws

Gerald Levy
 

This is a long shot, but if you plug the latitude and longitude coordinates into the Google search edit field, Google might return the actual location in the search results. Obviously, there would be no way for JAWS to interpret a map.


Gerald

On 3/1/2019 4:06 PM, Jed Barton wrote:
Hey guys,

OK, so i'm gonna throw this out there to see if people can get
creative and possibly have some ideas.
So i'm working on getting a new position dispatching in public safety.
1 of the parts of the job is, that when a caller calls in and they
can't tell you their location, i'll basicly need to find them on a
map. So, i know that i'll have the lattitude and longitude so that's
a start. I need some input on how to handle something like this with
jaws, if it's even possible. Anyone done such a thing?

Cheers,

Jed



need some help with being able to read a map with jaws

Jed Barton
 

Hey guys,

OK, so i'm gonna throw this out there to see if people can get
creative and possibly have some ideas.
So i'm working on getting a new position dispatching in public safety.
1 of the parts of the job is, that when a caller calls in and they
can't tell you their location, i'll basicly need to find them on a
map. So, i know that i'll have the lattitude and longitude so that's
a start. I need some input on how to handle something like this with
jaws, if it's even possible. Anyone done such a thing?

Cheers,

Jed


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Re: Adobe reader dc and jaws.

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Tom. I don't know why your enhanced security tab is saying unavailable. I can get to my enhanced security settings just fine. I am using Windows 10, and I am using JAWS 2019.1901.66, home use edition.

Bill White

billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of T. Civitello
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 8:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Adobe reader dc and jaws.

Chris, I don't find this security (enhanced) in Adobe. All of the security
settings in my copy, which is the most current, say not available for the
security settings. Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Hill
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Adobe reader dc and jaws.

Well, it was an adobe setting. In the security(enhanced) settings,
protected mode needed to be turned off for Jaws to work properly. I
have no idea what turned it back on, and why the reinstallation didn't
put things to rights, but there it is for future reference.



On 2/27/2019 20:12, Chris Hill wrote:
I restarted and reinstalled adobe. I guess removing and reinstalling jaws
is where I'm going next since the repair didn't do the trick.


Thanks for the idea.


CH


On 2/27/2019 20:04, Flor Lynch wrote:
Have you restarted the desktop since the problem manifested itself? If
the problem persisted after a restart, consider a completely fresh
install of JAWS2019 on the desktop.

-----Original Message----- From: Chris Hill
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:27 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Adobe reader dc and jaws.

Well, this one has me beat. I'm running the latest version of both
programs on two different computers. My desktop will no longer read
pdf's. They show up blank and jaws ocr won't start. It is working fine
on my laptop. NVDA reads pdf's fine on my desktop, but now jaws won't
do it at all. I've repaired Jaws and that didn't help. Any ideas?








Re: Adobe reader dc and jaws.

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

I have always had to turn off enhanced protected mode, even with JAWS installed. This setting doesn't get turned off by default.

Bill White

billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Adobe reader dc and jaws.

Well, it was an adobe setting. In the security(enhanced) settings,
protected mode needed to be turned off for Jaws to work properly. I
have no idea what turned it back on, and why the reinstallation didn't
put things to rights, but there it is for future reference.



On 2/27/2019 20:12, Chris Hill wrote:
I restarted and reinstalled adobe. I guess removing and reinstalling
jaws is where I'm going next since the repair didn't do the trick.


Thanks for the idea.


CH


On 2/27/2019 20:04, Flor Lynch wrote:
Have you restarted the desktop since the problem manifested itself?
If the problem persisted after a restart, consider a completely fresh
install of JAWS2019 on the desktop.

-----Original Message----- From: Chris Hill
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:27 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Adobe reader dc and jaws.

Well, this one has me beat. I'm running the latest version of both
programs on two different computers. My desktop will no longer read
pdf's. They show up blank and jaws ocr won't start. It is working fine
on my laptop. NVDA reads pdf's fine on my desktop, but now jaws won't
do it at all. I've repaired Jaws and that didn't help. Any ideas?








Re: general accessibility of Google apps

Jerry Berrier <jerry.berrier@...>
 

Hi all,

 

I am a JAWS user. I use Google products every day, and I agree that I lose some productivity.

I use Outlook for Gmail, although I also use the website some of the time.  I have learned some tricks that make it usable, but it’s the least accessible of all of the Google apps I have tried.

Google calendar is wonderfully accessible with JAWS. I almost never revert to the calendar in Outlook.

With Google calendar, it’s easy to invite people to meetings, and I can select a meeting time time based on the availability of the recipients I have added to the invitation.

It’s the one Google app that has added to my productivity.

 

 

Jerry Berrier

Director of Education Technology

Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown MA 02472
P: 617-972-7826
Perkins.org

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: general accessibility of Google apps

 

 

I'm not a Google fan, and you are right, the outlook calendar is far better.

But, are you still going to be using Office, or have to use the online Google interface?

I couldn't imagine being nearly as productive with the Google interface.

Good luck,

Richard

 

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." -- Alice Walker

 


On Feb 27, 2019, at 1:03 PM, Amy Bower <abower@...> wrote:

I just learned that my institution might be switching all of its emailing and calendaring system to Google products. As a long-term Outlook user, this bums me out a lot. I haven’t used Google products much since my first attempts were incredibly frustrating. I think they have come some ways in making their products more accessible to screen readers, but my sense is still that accessibility is still more clunky and cumbersome than e.g., Outlook.

I would be interested to hear from anyone who is a power Google user with Jaws, who can hopefully reassure me that I won’t have to spend weeks learning how to use Google mail etc with Jaws. I’ve struggled through learning how to use Google calendar because I had to for other reasons, but even after 6 months, I find it more cumbersome to use than Outlook. If anyone can point to resources where the accessibility of e.g. Outlook and Google are compared and assessed, that would be helpful. I know there are online resources, including at Freedom Scientific (or whatever they call themselves this week), and the Google people have an accessibility department etc, but when all is said and done, is the accessibility within the Google environment as efficient as in Outlook? I’m not sure I can stop the train at my institution at this point, but I’m willing to try anything. Thanks.

-Amy

Dr. Amy S. Bower

Senior Scientist and Department Chair

Department of Physical Oceanography

MS #21

226 Woods Hole Road

Woods Hole, MA  02543  USA

v:  508-289-2781

f: 508-457-2181

e: abower@...

www: http://www.whoi.edu/scientist/abower

 


Re: Adobe reader dc and jaws.

T. Civitello
 

Chris, I don't find this security (enhanced) in Adobe. All of the security settings in my copy, which is the most current, say not available for the security settings. Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Hill
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Adobe reader dc and jaws.

Well, it was an adobe setting. In the security(enhanced) settings,
protected mode needed to be turned off for Jaws to work properly. I
have no idea what turned it back on, and why the reinstallation didn't
put things to rights, but there it is for future reference.



On 2/27/2019 20:12, Chris Hill wrote:
I restarted and reinstalled adobe. I guess removing and reinstalling jaws is where I'm going next since the repair didn't do the trick.


Thanks for the idea.


CH


On 2/27/2019 20:04, Flor Lynch wrote:
Have you restarted the desktop since the problem manifested itself? If the problem persisted after a restart, consider a completely fresh install of JAWS2019 on the desktop.

-----Original Message----- From: Chris Hill
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:27 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Adobe reader dc and jaws.

Well, this one has me beat. I'm running the latest version of both
programs on two different computers. My desktop will no longer read
pdf's. They show up blank and jaws ocr won't start. It is working fine
on my laptop. NVDA reads pdf's fine on my desktop, but now jaws won't
do it at all. I've repaired Jaws and that didn't help. Any ideas?








Re: Adobe reader dc and jaws.

Chris Hill
 

Well, it was an adobe setting.  In the security(enhanced) settings, protected mode needed to be turned off for Jaws to work properly.  I have no idea what turned it back on, and why the reinstallation didn't put things to rights, but there it is for future reference.

On 2/27/2019 20:12, Chris Hill wrote:
I restarted and reinstalled adobe.  I guess removing and reinstalling jaws is where I'm going next since the repair didn't do the trick.


Thanks for the idea.


CH


On 2/27/2019 20:04, Flor Lynch wrote:
Have you restarted the desktop since the problem manifested itself? If the problem persisted after a restart, consider a completely fresh install of JAWS2019 on the desktop.

-----Original Message----- From: Chris Hill
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:27 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Adobe reader dc and jaws.

Well, this one has me beat.  I'm running the latest version of both
programs on two different computers.  My desktop will no longer read
pdf's.  They show up blank and jaws ocr won't start.  It is working fine
on my laptop.  NVDA reads pdf's fine on my desktop, but now jaws won't
do it at all.  I've repaired Jaws and that didn't help.  Any ideas?







Re: general accessibility of Google apps

Hackett, Connie
 

We have a professor that is blind and our college changed our email system to gmail. I imaped her gmail account to Outlook because she had a hard time navigating gmail with JAWS. Here is a link on how to imap gmail to Outlook.


I hope this helps.

Connie


On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 5:16 PM Jim Fettgather <jimfettgather@...> wrote:
Hello, I use Google Docs on a regular basis, and it is usable for
sure, with lots of hotkeys  but a real productivity killer, it lags
behind somewhat, but is possible for those without an alternative.

On 2/27/19, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:
>
> I'm not a Google fan, and you are right, the outlook calendar is far
> better.
> But, are you still going to be using Office, or have to use the online
> Google interface?
> I couldn't imagine being nearly as productive with the Google interface.
> Good luck,
> Richard
>
>
>
> The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't
> have any." -- Alice Walker
>
>
> On Feb 27, 2019, at 1:03 PM, Amy Bower
> <abower@...<mailto:abower@...>> wrote:
>
> I just learned that my institution might be switching all of its emailing
> and calendaring system to Google products. As a long-term Outlook user, this
> bums me out a lot. I haven’t used Google products much since my first
> attempts were incredibly frustrating. I think they have come some ways in
> making their products more accessible to screen readers, but my sense is
> still that accessibility is still more clunky and cumbersome than e.g.,
> Outlook.
> I would be interested to hear from anyone who is a power Google user with
> Jaws, who can hopefully reassure me that I won’t have to spend weeks
> learning how to use Google mail etc with Jaws. I’ve struggled through
> learning how to use Google calendar because I had to for other reasons, but
> even after 6 months, I find it more cumbersome to use than Outlook. If
> anyone can point to resources where the accessibility of e.g. Outlook and
> Google are compared and assessed, that would be helpful. I know there are
> online resources, including at Freedom Scientific (or whatever they call
> themselves this week), and the Google people have an accessibility
> department etc, but when all is said and done, is the accessibility within
> the Google environment as efficient as in Outlook? I’m not sure I can stop
> the train at my institution at this point, but I’m willing to try anything.
> Thanks.
> -Amy
> Dr. Amy S. Bower
> Senior Scientist and Department Chair
> Department of Physical Oceanography
> MS #21
> 226 Woods Hole Road
> Woods Hole, MA  02543  USA
> v:  508-289-2781
> f: 508-457-2181
> e: abower@...<mailto:abower@...>
> www: http://www.whoi.edu/scientist/abower
>
>
>
>
>
>





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Connie Hackett
Assistive Technology Specialist
Springfield Technical Community College
413.755.4082

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Re: Using zoom in Chrome, with jaws?

Steve Nutt
 

Hi,

You didn't look too hard, so some spoon feeding is in order <Smile>.

Here it is:-

https://www.zoom.us/client/latest/ZoomInstaller.exe

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: 27 February 2019 15:06
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Using zoom in Chrome, with jaws?

Yes, but it seems to indicate that that would download the browser add on.
There is no download link that specifically says "download desktop client
for Windows."



Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,
against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the
spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist

in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13
-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Nutt
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Using zoom in Chrome, with jaws?

There's a link on that page that says, believe it or not, Download. Go
there.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: 27 February 2019 06:22
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Using zoom in Chrome, with jaws?

I'm sorry, I went to this link, but I see nothing for downloading a desktop
client. What am I missing?



Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,
against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the
spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist

in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13
-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Amaro
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 10:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Using zoom in Chrome, with jaws?

go to

zoom.us

--------------------------------------------------
From: "Marty Hutchings" <mhutchings@wi.rr.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:45 PM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Using zoom in Chrome, with jaws?

Where can I get the desktop client for Zoom?



Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,
against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the
spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to
resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13
-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Nutt
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Using zoom in Chrome, with jaws?

Hi,

Note these won't work in the browser version of Zoom, which is why I
recommend to Jessica that she install the desktop client.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: 26 February 2019 14:22
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Using zoom in Chrome, with jaws?

Hello,
On this page you will find all the information on the keyboard shortcuts
you
can use with Zoom on all platforms.
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/205683899-Hot-Keys-and-Keyboard-Sh
ortcuts-for-Zoom

HTH,
Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:12 AM
To: Jaws user list <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Using zoom in Chrome, with jaws?

Hello,
Last Night, I attended a zoom meeting.

I wanted to ask questions, but couldn't find the chat box, and the host
had
my audio muted.

I was using the client inside Chrome.

Does anyone have any tips for navigating this version of zoom?














test

Michael Amaro
 

        this is a test


Re: Logitec 780 software how to install

Curtis Delzer
 

my mistake!!! sorry.
-----
Curtis Delzer, HS.
WB6HEF
San Bernardino, CA


Re: Logitec 780 software how to install

 

Actually, shift + tab is what works for me.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curtis Delzer
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Logitec 780 software how to install

control tab!, that'll get yooou started.
-----
Curtis Delzer, HS.
WB6HEF
San Bernardino, CA


Re: Logitec 780 software how to install

Curtis Delzer
 

control tab!, that'll get yooou started.
-----
Curtis Delzer, HS.
WB6HEF
San Bernardino, CA


Re: Adobe reader dc and jaws.

Chris Hill
 

I restarted and reinstalled adobe.  I guess removing and reinstalling jaws is where I'm going next since the repair didn't do the trick.


Thanks for the idea.


CH

On 2/27/2019 20:04, Flor Lynch wrote:
Have you restarted the desktop since the problem manifested itself? If the problem persisted after a restart, consider a completely fresh install of JAWS2019 on the desktop.

-----Original Message----- From: Chris Hill
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:27 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Adobe reader dc and jaws.

Well, this one has me beat.  I'm running the latest version of both
programs on two different computers.  My desktop will no longer read
pdf's.  They show up blank and jaws ocr won't start.  It is working fine
on my laptop.  NVDA reads pdf's fine on my desktop, but now jaws won't
do it at all.  I've repaired Jaws and that didn't help.  Any ideas?






Re: Adobe reader dc and jaws.

Flor Lynch
 

Have you restarted the desktop since the problem manifested itself? If the problem persisted after a restart, consider a completely fresh install of JAWS2019 on the desktop.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Hill
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:27 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Adobe reader dc and jaws.

Well, this one has me beat. I'm running the latest version of both
programs on two different computers. My desktop will no longer read
pdf's. They show up blank and jaws ocr won't start. It is working fine
on my laptop. NVDA reads pdf's fine on my desktop, but now jaws won't
do it at all. I've repaired Jaws and that didn't help. Any ideas?


Adobe reader dc and jaws.

Chris Hill
 

Well, this one has me beat. I'm running the latest version of both programs on two different computers. My desktop will no longer read pdf's. They show up blank and jaws ocr won't start. It is working fine on my laptop. NVDA reads pdf's fine on my desktop, but now jaws won't do it at all. I've repaired Jaws and that didn't help. Any ideas?


Re: general accessibility of Google apps

Jim Fettgather
 

Hello, I use Google Docs on a regular basis, and it is usable for
sure, with lots of hotkeys but a real productivity killer, it lags
behind somewhat, but is possible for those without an alternative.

On 2/27/19, Richard Turner <richardturner42@outlook.com> wrote:

I'm not a Google fan, and you are right, the outlook calendar is far
better.
But, are you still going to be using Office, or have to use the online
Google interface?
I couldn't imagine being nearly as productive with the Google interface.
Good luck,
Richard



The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't
have any." -- Alice Walker


On Feb 27, 2019, at 1:03 PM, Amy Bower
<abower@whoi.edu<mailto:abower@whoi.edu>> wrote:

I just learned that my institution might be switching all of its emailing
and calendaring system to Google products. As a long-term Outlook user, this
bums me out a lot. I haven’t used Google products much since my first
attempts were incredibly frustrating. I think they have come some ways in
making their products more accessible to screen readers, but my sense is
still that accessibility is still more clunky and cumbersome than e.g.,
Outlook.
I would be interested to hear from anyone who is a power Google user with
Jaws, who can hopefully reassure me that I won’t have to spend weeks
learning how to use Google mail etc with Jaws. I’ve struggled through
learning how to use Google calendar because I had to for other reasons, but
even after 6 months, I find it more cumbersome to use than Outlook. If
anyone can point to resources where the accessibility of e.g. Outlook and
Google are compared and assessed, that would be helpful. I know there are
online resources, including at Freedom Scientific (or whatever they call
themselves this week), and the Google people have an accessibility
department etc, but when all is said and done, is the accessibility within
the Google environment as efficient as in Outlook? I’m not sure I can stop
the train at my institution at this point, but I’m willing to try anything.
Thanks.
-Amy
Dr. Amy S. Bower
Senior Scientist and Department Chair
Department of Physical Oceanography
MS #21
226 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543 USA
v: 508-289-2781
f: 508-457-2181
e: abower@whoi.edu<mailto:abower@whoi.edu>
www: http://www.whoi.edu/scientist/abower






Re: general accessibility of Google apps

Richard Turner
 


I'm not a Google fan, and you are right, the outlook calendar is far better.
But, are you still going to be using Office, or have to use the online Google interface?
I couldn't imagine being nearly as productive with the Google interface.
Good luck,
Richard


The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." -- Alice Walker



On Feb 27, 2019, at 1:03 PM, Amy Bower <abower@...> wrote:

I just learned that my institution might be switching all of its emailing and calendaring system to Google products. As a long-term Outlook user, this bums me out a lot. I haven’t used Google products much since my first attempts were incredibly frustrating. I think they have come some ways in making their products more accessible to screen readers, but my sense is still that accessibility is still more clunky and cumbersome than e.g., Outlook.

I would be interested to hear from anyone who is a power Google user with Jaws, who can hopefully reassure me that I won’t have to spend weeks learning how to use Google mail etc with Jaws. I’ve struggled through learning how to use Google calendar because I had to for other reasons, but even after 6 months, I find it more cumbersome to use than Outlook. If anyone can point to resources where the accessibility of e.g. Outlook and Google are compared and assessed, that would be helpful. I know there are online resources, including at Freedom Scientific (or whatever they call themselves this week), and the Google people have an accessibility department etc, but when all is said and done, is the accessibility within the Google environment as efficient as in Outlook? I’m not sure I can stop the train at my institution at this point, but I’m willing to try anything. Thanks.

-Amy

Dr. Amy S. Bower

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