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moderated Re: annoying verbosity in Outlook since yesterday's update

John Doering
 

I have noticed the same thing.

Will be tuning in to see if someone has a fix.

 

Regards,

 

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:35 AM
To: JFWList <jfw@groups.IO>
Subject: annoying verbosity in Outlook since yesterday's update

 

Hello,

 

Using latest Windows 1909, Outlook 2016, and yesterday’s update of jaws the following announcement keeps repeating as I arrow down through mail in my inbox:

Group By: Expanded: Date: Yesterday

Each time I get to a message with a different date this announcement occurs. I’ve unchecked many verbosity setting in Outlook but can’t quiet this message. Suggestions?

 

Al

moderated annoying verbosity in Outlook since yesterday's update

Alan Robbins
 

Hello,

 

Using latest Windows 1909, Outlook 2016, and yesterday’s update of jaws the following announcement keeps repeating as I arrow down through mail in my inbox:

Group By: Expanded: Date: Yesterday

Each time I get to a message with a different date this announcement occurs. I’ve unchecked many verbosity setting in Outlook but can’t quiet this message. Suggestions?

 

Al

moderated Re: Friday Night Tech Workshop: JAWS, Just Because. Providing Help for JAWS-specific Questions. March 20, 8:00 PM, Eastern Time

Jessica D
 

Hi,
I would too!
Thanks,
Jessica

On Mar 18, 2020, at 8:28 AM, Michael Mote <miketmote73@...> wrote:

Can you send me the meeting info? I would love to participate as well?
This is a good idea.


On 3/18/20, Arkadiusz Świętnicki <nuno69a@...> wrote:
I am going to join in order to listen to it, possibly answer someone and
maybe ask something? I’d be interested in learning MS Access with jFW, but
there are people with bigger needs…

Od: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> W imieniu David Goldfield
Wysłano: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:51 AM
Do: main@jfw.groups.io
Temat: Friday Night Tech Workshop: JAWS, Just Because. Providing Help for
JAWS-specific Questions. March 20, 8:00 PM, Eastern Time



The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many of us to spend more time at home. Some
of us are now working from home. Some of us may be staying home to stay
safe. Others may be at home in order to self-isolate or quarantine. Even
before all of this began there have been many opportunities for online
training using meeting platforms such as Zoom. Now that more of us are
forced to stay in our homes the opportunities for remote training and
assistance will likely increase.

A couple of weeks ago I attended my first Ibug
<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ibugtoday.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cb082631755174c68119208d7cb282cd7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637201245717698466&sdata=hEfEFkOgnDSm42Zw9%2FuKSAtwRGl9uCIAVGkIyuRm%2Bs8%3D&reserved=0>
conference where participants are encouraged to ask questions and to
provide support for one another with their iOS devices. I really liked the
format of the conference but I wanted to see a similar opportunity covering
topics from a Windows perspective.

I decided that I’d like to host such a conference and this will likely be
the first in a series of free, online tech workshops, assuming there is
enough interest in such a project.

The first of these workshops is titled, “JAWS, Just Because” and is
scheduled for Friday, March 20 at 8:00 PM Eastern time. This conference will
allow users of the JAWS screen reader to both ask questions as well as to
provide answers to those who use the JAWS screen reader. No question is too
basic or too esoteric and it should be stressed that there is no such thing
as a stupid question.

For this conference I’m looking for two types of participants. First, anyone
with a question regarding JAWS is, of course, welcome. Second, I’m hoping
that those who are knowledgeable in the use of JAWS will also consider
participating to share knowledge. Due to time constraints we won’t have time
to provide lengthy support or to tandem into a user’s machine. Questions
which require this type of intervention would best be addressed by Vispero’s
technical support.

In order to keep the conference running smoothly I am going to adopt a
similar policy which has been successfully used by iBug. Users who wish to
ask a question or to provide a response should say their name, as in, “This
is John.” At that point please wait to be acknowledged by the host, as in,
“Go ahead, John.”

I have some other ideas for similar workshops but would like to hear some of
yours so that I can determine the needs that you have as well as the level
of interest. With many of us working from home are there specific
applications or programs that you might want some assistance with? Programs
that come to mind are Slack, Teams, etc. Would there be interest in similar
workshops for NVDA users?

I would also like to invite other assistive technology trainers to write to
me privately if you’re interested in assisting with any of these workshops.
Many of you may have some ideas which I haven’t thought of and you surely
have expertise with topics which I do not. I am unable to provide any type
of compensation for any assistance you may choose to provide but the point
of these workshops is to provide free assistance to those who may be
spending more time at home doing work or completing other tasks. This can be
a stressful time for many of us. Many kind and patient people assisted me
when I was first learning about assistive technology and I just want to pay
it forward and give something back to the blindness community, particularly
during this time when the need for some tech help may be even greater

Here is the relevant information about the upcoming conference.



Topic: JAWS, Just Because

Join our Zoom Meeting via the following link.

https://zoom.us/j/3565857579
<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fzoom.us%2Fj%2F3565857579&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cb082631755174c68119208d7cb282cd7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637201245717708471&sdata=MZV0RU6mfUxXQxgeCI1imqKEWc0pGb9V3kABFj%2BA0ck%3D&reserved=0>




Meeting ID: 356 585 7579



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Meeting ID: 356 585 7579

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/alWW1tLpC
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moderated Re: Friday Night Tech Workshop: JAWS, Just Because. Providing Help for JAWS-specific Questions. March 20, 8:00 PM, Eastern Time

Michael Mote
 

Can you send me the meeting info? I would love to participate as well?
This is a good idea.

On 3/18/20, Arkadiusz Świętnicki <nuno69a@...> wrote:
I am going to join in order to listen to it, possibly answer someone and
maybe ask something? I’d be interested in learning MS Access with jFW, but
there are people with bigger needs…

Od: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> W imieniu David Goldfield
Wysłano: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:51 AM
Do: main@jfw.groups.io
Temat: Friday Night Tech Workshop: JAWS, Just Because. Providing Help for
JAWS-specific Questions. March 20, 8:00 PM, Eastern Time



The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many of us to spend more time at home. Some
of us are now working from home. Some of us may be staying home to stay
safe. Others may be at home in order to self-isolate or quarantine. Even
before all of this began there have been many opportunities for online
training using meeting platforms such as Zoom. Now that more of us are
forced to stay in our homes the opportunities for remote training and
assistance will likely increase.

A couple of weeks ago I attended my first Ibug
<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ibugtoday.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cb082631755174c68119208d7cb282cd7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637201245717698466&sdata=hEfEFkOgnDSm42Zw9%2FuKSAtwRGl9uCIAVGkIyuRm%2Bs8%3D&reserved=0>
conference where participants are encouraged to ask questions and to
provide support for one another with their iOS devices. I really liked the
format of the conference but I wanted to see a similar opportunity covering
topics from a Windows perspective.

I decided that I’d like to host such a conference and this will likely be
the first in a series of free, online tech workshops, assuming there is
enough interest in such a project.

The first of these workshops is titled, “JAWS, Just Because” and is
scheduled for Friday, March 20 at 8:00 PM Eastern time. This conference will
allow users of the JAWS screen reader to both ask questions as well as to
provide answers to those who use the JAWS screen reader. No question is too
basic or too esoteric and it should be stressed that there is no such thing
as a stupid question.

For this conference I’m looking for two types of participants. First, anyone
with a question regarding JAWS is, of course, welcome. Second, I’m hoping
that those who are knowledgeable in the use of JAWS will also consider
participating to share knowledge. Due to time constraints we won’t have time
to provide lengthy support or to tandem into a user’s machine. Questions
which require this type of intervention would best be addressed by Vispero’s
technical support.

In order to keep the conference running smoothly I am going to adopt a
similar policy which has been successfully used by iBug. Users who wish to
ask a question or to provide a response should say their name, as in, “This
is John.” At that point please wait to be acknowledged by the host, as in,
“Go ahead, John.”

I have some other ideas for similar workshops but would like to hear some of
yours so that I can determine the needs that you have as well as the level
of interest. With many of us working from home are there specific
applications or programs that you might want some assistance with? Programs
that come to mind are Slack, Teams, etc. Would there be interest in similar
workshops for NVDA users?

I would also like to invite other assistive technology trainers to write to
me privately if you’re interested in assisting with any of these workshops.
Many of you may have some ideas which I haven’t thought of and you surely
have expertise with topics which I do not. I am unable to provide any type
of compensation for any assistance you may choose to provide but the point
of these workshops is to provide free assistance to those who may be
spending more time at home doing work or completing other tasks. This can be
a stressful time for many of us. Many kind and patient people assisted me
when I was first learning about assistive technology and I just want to pay
it forward and give something back to the blindness community, particularly
during this time when the need for some tech help may be even greater

Here is the relevant information about the upcoming conference.



Topic: JAWS, Just Because

Join our Zoom Meeting via the following link.

https://zoom.us/j/3565857579
<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fzoom.us%2Fj%2F3565857579&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cb082631755174c68119208d7cb282cd7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637201245717708471&sdata=MZV0RU6mfUxXQxgeCI1imqKEWc0pGb9V3kABFj%2BA0ck%3D&reserved=0>




Meeting ID: 356 585 7579



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+13126266799,,3565857579# US (Chicago)



Dial by your location



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+1 253 215 8782 US

Meeting ID: 356 585 7579

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/alWW1tLpC
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moderated ODP: Friday Night Tech Workshop: JAWS, Just Because. Providing Help for JAWS-specific Questions. March 20, 8:00 PM, Eastern Time

Arkadiusz Świętnicki
 

I am going to join in order to listen to it, possibly answer someone and maybe ask something? I’d be interested in learning MS Access with jFW, but there are people with bigger needs…

Od: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> W imieniu David Goldfield
Wysłano: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:51 AM
Do: main@jfw.groups.io
Temat: Friday Night Tech Workshop: JAWS, Just Because. Providing Help for JAWS-specific Questions. March 20, 8:00 PM, Eastern Time

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many of us to spend more time at home. Some of us are now working from home. Some of us may be staying home to stay safe. Others may be at home in order to self-isolate or quarantine. Even before all of this began there have been many opportunities for online training using meeting platforms such as Zoom. Now that more of us are forced to stay in our homes the opportunities for remote training and assistance will likely increase.

A couple of weeks ago I attended my first Ibug conference where participants are encouraged to ask questions and to provide support for one another with their iOS devices. I really liked the format of the conference but I wanted to see a similar opportunity covering topics from a Windows perspective.

I decided that I’d like to host such a conference and this will likely be the first in a series of free, online tech workshops, assuming there is enough interest in such a project.

The first of these workshops is titled, “JAWS, Just Because” and is scheduled for Friday, March 20 at 8:00 PM Eastern time. This conference will allow users of the JAWS screen reader to both ask questions as well as to provide answers to those who use the JAWS screen reader. No question is too basic or too esoteric and it should be stressed that there is no such thing as a stupid question.

For this conference I’m looking for two types of participants. First, anyone with a question regarding JAWS is, of course, welcome. Second, I’m hoping that those who are knowledgeable in the use of JAWS will also consider participating to share knowledge. Due to time constraints we won’t have time to provide lengthy support or to tandem into a user’s machine. Questions which require this type of intervention would best be addressed by Vispero’s technical support.

In order to keep the conference running smoothly I am going to adopt a similar policy which has been successfully used by iBug. Users who wish to ask a question or to provide a response should say their name, as in, “This is John.” At that point please wait to be acknowledged by the host, as in, “Go ahead, John.”

I have some other ideas for similar workshops but would like to hear some of yours so that I can determine the needs that you have as well as the level of interest. With many of us working from home are there specific applications or programs that you might want some assistance with? Programs that come to mind are Slack, Teams, etc. Would there be interest in similar workshops for NVDA users?

I would also like to invite other assistive technology trainers to write to me privately if you’re interested in assisting with any of these workshops. Many of you may have some ideas which I haven’t thought of and you surely have expertise with topics which I do not. I am unable to provide any type of compensation for any assistance you may choose to provide but the point of these workshops is to provide free assistance to those who may be spending more time at home doing work or completing other tasks. This can be a stressful time for many of us. Many kind and patient people assisted me when I was first learning about assistive technology and I just want to pay it forward and give something back to the blindness community, particularly during this time when the need for some tech help may be even greater

Here is the relevant information about the upcoming conference.

 

Topic: JAWS, Just Because

Join our Zoom Meeting via the following link.

https://zoom.us/j/3565857579

 

Meeting ID: 356 585 7579

 

One tap mobile

+19294362866,,3565857579# US (New York)

+13126266799,,3565857579# US (Chicago)

 

Dial by your location

 

929 436 2866 US (New York)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 301 715 8592 US

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

        +1 253 215 8782 US

Meeting ID: 356 585 7579

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/alWW1tLpC

moderated JAWS and Java applications

Arkadiusz Świętnicki
 

Hello!

I need to work with Jetbrains Rider, a software foe developing software. The program is written in JAVA, so I need to use the JAB. However from what I recall from previous years, the JAWS support for JAVA applications is not good. Has the situation improved or I will have to go back to NVDA?

moderated Re: Friday Night Tech Workshop: JAWS, Just Because. Providing Help for JAWS-specific Questions. March 20, 8:00 PM, Eastern Time

David Goldfield
 

Larry,

That's fabulous. Your presence will definitely enrich the experience. Many thanks.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 3/18/2020 7:14 AM, Larry Gassman wrote:

David,

I will be there.

Larry

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 3:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Friday Night Tech Workshop: JAWS, Just Because. Providing Help for JAWS-specific Questions. March 20, 8:00 PM, Eastern Time

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many of us to spend more time at home. Some of us are now working from home. Some of us may be staying home to stay safe. Others may be at home in order to self-isolate or quarantine. Even before all of this began there have been many opportunities for online training using meeting platforms such as Zoom. Now that more of us are forced to stay in our homes the opportunities for remote training and assistance will likely increase.

A couple of weeks ago I attended my first Ibug conference where participants are encouraged to ask questions and to provide support for one another with their iOS devices. I really liked the format of the conference but I wanted to see a similar opportunity covering topics from a Windows perspective.

I decided that I’d like to host such a conference and this will likely be the first in a series of free, online tech workshops, assuming there is enough interest in such a project.

The first of these workshops is titled, “JAWS, Just Because” and is scheduled for Friday, March 20 at 8:00 PM Eastern time. This conference will allow users of the JAWS screen reader to both ask questions as well as to provide answers to those who use the JAWS screen reader. No question is too basic or too esoteric and it should be stressed that there is no such thing as a stupid question.

For this conference I’m looking for two types of participants. First, anyone with a question regarding JAWS is, of course, welcome. Second, I’m hoping that those who are knowledgeable in the use of JAWS will also consider participating to share knowledge. Due to time constraints we won’t have time to provide lengthy support or to tandem into a user’s machine. Questions which require this type of intervention would best be addressed by Vispero’s technical support.

In order to keep the conference running smoothly I am going to adopt a similar policy which has been successfully used by iBug. Users who wish to ask a question or to provide a response should say their name, as in, “This is John.” At that point please wait to be acknowledged by the host, as in, “Go ahead, John.”

I have some other ideas for similar workshops but would like to hear some of yours so that I can determine the needs that you have as well as the level of interest. With many of us working from home are there specific applications or programs that you might want some assistance with? Programs that come to mind are Slack, Teams, etc. Would there be interest in similar workshops for NVDA users?

I would also like to invite other assistive technology trainers to write to me privately if you’re interested in assisting with any of these workshops. Many of you may have some ideas which I haven’t thought of and you surely have expertise with topics which I do not. I am unable to provide any type of compensation for any assistance you may choose to provide but the point of these workshops is to provide free assistance to those who may be spending more time at home doing work or completing other tasks. This can be a stressful time for many of us. Many kind and patient people assisted me when I was first learning about assistive technology and I just want to pay it forward and give something back to the blindness community, particularly during this time when the need for some tech help may be even greater

Here is the relevant information about the upcoming conference.

 

Topic: JAWS, Just Because

Join our Zoom Meeting via the following link.

https://zoom.us/j/3565857579

 

Meeting ID: 356 585 7579

 

One tap mobile

+19294362866,,3565857579# US (New York)

+13126266799,,3565857579# US (Chicago)

 

Dial by your location

 

929 436 2866 US (New York)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 301 715 8592 US

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

        +1 253 215 8782 US

Meeting ID: 356 585 7579

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/alWW1tLpC

moderated Re: Friday Night Tech Workshop: JAWS, Just Because. Providing Help for JAWS-specific Questions. March 20, 8:00 PM, Eastern Time

Larry Gassman
 

David,

I will be there.

Larry

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 3:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Friday Night Tech Workshop: JAWS, Just Because. Providing Help for JAWS-specific Questions. March 20, 8:00 PM, Eastern Time

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many of us to spend more time at home. Some of us are now working from home. Some of us may be staying home to stay safe. Others may be at home in order to self-isolate or quarantine. Even before all of this began there have been many opportunities for online training using meeting platforms such as Zoom. Now that more of us are forced to stay in our homes the opportunities for remote training and assistance will likely increase.

A couple of weeks ago I attended my first Ibug conference where participants are encouraged to ask questions and to provide support for one another with their iOS devices. I really liked the format of the conference but I wanted to see a similar opportunity covering topics from a Windows perspective.

I decided that I’d like to host such a conference and this will likely be the first in a series of free, online tech workshops, assuming there is enough interest in such a project.

The first of these workshops is titled, “JAWS, Just Because” and is scheduled for Friday, March 20 at 8:00 PM Eastern time. This conference will allow users of the JAWS screen reader to both ask questions as well as to provide answers to those who use the JAWS screen reader. No question is too basic or too esoteric and it should be stressed that there is no such thing as a stupid question.

For this conference I’m looking for two types of participants. First, anyone with a question regarding JAWS is, of course, welcome. Second, I’m hoping that those who are knowledgeable in the use of JAWS will also consider participating to share knowledge. Due to time constraints we won’t have time to provide lengthy support or to tandem into a user’s machine. Questions which require this type of intervention would best be addressed by Vispero’s technical support.

In order to keep the conference running smoothly I am going to adopt a similar policy which has been successfully used by iBug. Users who wish to ask a question or to provide a response should say their name, as in, “This is John.” At that point please wait to be acknowledged by the host, as in, “Go ahead, John.”

I have some other ideas for similar workshops but would like to hear some of yours so that I can determine the needs that you have as well as the level of interest. With many of us working from home are there specific applications or programs that you might want some assistance with? Programs that come to mind are Slack, Teams, etc. Would there be interest in similar workshops for NVDA users?

I would also like to invite other assistive technology trainers to write to me privately if you’re interested in assisting with any of these workshops. Many of you may have some ideas which I haven’t thought of and you surely have expertise with topics which I do not. I am unable to provide any type of compensation for any assistance you may choose to provide but the point of these workshops is to provide free assistance to those who may be spending more time at home doing work or completing other tasks. This can be a stressful time for many of us. Many kind and patient people assisted me when I was first learning about assistive technology and I just want to pay it forward and give something back to the blindness community, particularly during this time when the need for some tech help may be even greater

Here is the relevant information about the upcoming conference.

 

Topic: JAWS, Just Because

Join our Zoom Meeting via the following link.

https://zoom.us/j/3565857579

 

Meeting ID: 356 585 7579

 

One tap mobile

+19294362866,,3565857579# US (New York)

+13126266799,,3565857579# US (Chicago)

 

Dial by your location

 

929 436 2866 US (New York)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 301 715 8592 US

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

        +1 253 215 8782 US

Meeting ID: 356 585 7579

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/alWW1tLpC

moderated Friday Night Tech Workshop: JAWS, Just Because. Providing Help for JAWS-specific Questions. March 20, 8:00 PM, Eastern Time

David Goldfield
 

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many of us to spend more time at home. Some of us are now working from home. Some of us may be staying home to stay safe. Others may be at home in order to self-isolate or quarantine. Even before all of this began there have been many opportunities for online training using meeting platforms such as Zoom. Now that more of us are forced to stay in our homes the opportunities for remote training and assistance will likely increase.

A couple of weeks ago I attended my first Ibug conference where participants are encouraged to ask questions and to provide support for one another with their iOS devices. I really liked the format of the conference but I wanted to see a similar opportunity covering topics from a Windows perspective.

I decided that I’d like to host such a conference and this will likely be the first in a series of free, online tech workshops, assuming there is enough interest in such a project.

The first of these workshops is titled, “JAWS, Just Because” and is scheduled for Friday, March 20 at 8:00 PM Eastern time. This conference will allow users of the JAWS screen reader to both ask questions as well as to provide answers to those who use the JAWS screen reader. No question is too basic or too esoteric and it should be stressed that there is no such thing as a stupid question.

For this conference I’m looking for two types of participants. First, anyone with a question regarding JAWS is, of course, welcome. Second, I’m hoping that those who are knowledgeable in the use of JAWS will also consider participating to share knowledge. Due to time constraints we won’t have time to provide lengthy support or to tandem into a user’s machine. Questions which require this type of intervention would best be addressed by Vispero’s technical support.

In order to keep the conference running smoothly I am going to adopt a similar policy which has been successfully used by iBug. Users who wish to ask a question or to provide a response should say their name, as in, “This is John.” At that point please wait to be acknowledged by the host, as in, “Go ahead, John.”

I have some other ideas for similar workshops but would like to hear some of yours so that I can determine the needs that you have as well as the level of interest. With many of us working from home are there specific applications or programs that you might want some assistance with? Programs that come to mind are Slack, Teams, etc. Would there be interest in similar workshops for NVDA users?

I would also like to invite other assistive technology trainers to write to me privately if you’re interested in assisting with any of these workshops. Many of you may have some ideas which I haven’t thought of and you surely have expertise with topics which I do not. I am unable to provide any type of compensation for any assistance you may choose to provide but the point of these workshops is to provide free assistance to those who may be spending more time at home doing work or completing other tasks. This can be a stressful time for many of us. Many kind and patient people assisted me when I was first learning about assistive technology and I just want to pay it forward and give something back to the blindness community, particularly during this time when the need for some tech help may be even greater

Here is the relevant information about the upcoming conference.

 

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moderated How to make Jaws show links on a braille disply

Jay <jcoffin@...>
 

Hi.

 

How do you make Jaws show links on a braille display when reading content? For example, if you’re scrolling through a webpage and come across a link, how would you see it in braille? Is there a setting to turn on or something that will make it do this?

 

Thanks.

moderated Re: cannot remove Deck talk synth from jaws

Adrian Spratt
 

Jessica,

 

Rather than suggesting how to remove Dectalk, I wonder if it can be made to work for you. I use Dectalk Express, which may or may not require a tiny amount of configuring. Which Dectalk are you referring to?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 6:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: cannot remove Deck talk synth from jaws

 

Hi,

I wanted to try Deck talk, but its not working with jaws.

 

As a result, I’d like to remove it, but can’t.

 

When I try, using the synthiciser and braille manager, I check the 3 boxes, but am not given the option to remove.

 

What can I do?

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

moderated Re: Problem Entering Text Into A Particular Web Site

Tom Behler
 

Mike:

 

I believe I have done this, but will be sure the next time.

 

Actually, I often find that, on this particular web site, arrowing down to the next edit field works better than tabbing.  Not sure why, though.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem Entering Text Into A Particular Web Site

 

Hi Tom,

 

If you're tabbing from 1 open edit / forms field to the next, try closing each field after you enter the data, then arrow to the next edit field and open it and enter the data, close the edit arrow to the next open enter....


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I didn't stop shaking hands because of, COVID-19, I stopped because noone can buy toilet paper!

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

From: Tom Behler

Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:24 PM

Subject: Problem Entering Text Into A Particular Web Site

 

Hello, everyone.

 

Due to some hham radio-related volunteer work I’m doing, I need to send brief alert text messages via a specific web site that is often used for public-service and emergency communication purposes.

 

In order to send a message, I must complete fields in a web form, which is actually fairly accessible.

 

However, in part of the form, Jaws tells me that I’m in the message edit box, while, in reality, my PC cursor gets stuck in the subject field which is previous to the message edit box on the form.

 

How can I be sure that the Jaws and PC cursor are in the same place when completing this form?

 

Normally, I’d post the web site and ask for everyone’s input, but the site is somewhat secure, and used for public-service/emergency communications, so I need to be careful.

 

I’ll try to clarify the issue further if needed.

 

Thanks for any input.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan

 

 

moderated Re: Problem Entering Text Into A Particular Web Site

Mike B
 

Hi Tom,
 
If you're tabbing from 1 open edit / forms field to the next, try closing each field after you enter the data, then arrow to the next edit field and open it and enter the data, close the edit arrow to the next open enter....

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I didn't stop shaking hands because of, COVID-19, I stopped because noone can buy toilet paper!

----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Behler
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:24 PM
Subject: Problem Entering Text Into A Particular Web Site

Hello, everyone.

 

Due to some hham radio-related volunteer work I’m doing, I need to send brief alert text messages via a specific web site that is often used for public-service and emergency communication purposes.

 

In order to send a message, I must complete fields in a web form, which is actually fairly accessible.

 

However, in part of the form, Jaws tells me that I’m in the message edit box, while, in reality, my PC cursor gets stuck in the subject field which is previous to the message edit box on the form.

 

How can I be sure that the Jaws and PC cursor are in the same place when completing this form?

 

Normally, I’d post the web site and ask for everyone’s input, but the site is somewhat secure, and used for public-service/emergency communications, so I need to be careful.

 

I’ll try to clarify the issue further if needed.

 

Thanks for any input.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan

 

 

moderated Re: Problem Entering Text Into A Particular Web Site

Tom Behler
 

Thanks, Tim.

 

This is very good information.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim Ford
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem Entering Text Into A Particular Web Site

 

Hi Tom,

 

I have had good luck with the following approach.  Use the JAWS key + F5 to bring up the list of boxes and buttons.  Arrow down to the box you want and press enter. That should place you in the correct edit box, depending on how your forms mode is set in JAWS. 

 

I admit this does not always work, but it does work for about 90% of web sites.

 

Tim Ford

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:25 PM
To: jfw list
Subject: Problem Entering Text Into A Particular Web Site

 

Hello, everyone.

 

Due to some hham radio-related volunteer work I’m doing, I need to send brief alert text messages via a specific web site that is often used for public-service and emergency communication purposes.

 

In order to send a message, I must complete fields in a web form, which is actually fairly accessible.

 

However, in part of the form, Jaws tells me that I’m in the message edit box, while, in reality, my PC cursor gets stuck in the subject field which is previous to the message edit box on the form.

 

How can I be sure that the Jaws and PC cursor are in the same place when completing this form?

 

Normally, I’d post the web site and ask for everyone’s input, but the site is somewhat secure, and used for public-service/emergency communications, so I need to be careful.

 

I’ll try to clarify the issue further if needed.

 

Thanks for any input.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan

 

 

moderated Re: Problem Entering Text Into A Particular Web Site

Tim Ford
 

Hi Tom,

 

I have had good luck with the following approach.  Use the JAWS key + F5 to bring up the list of boxes and buttons.  Arrow down to the box you want and press enter. That should place you in the correct edit box, depending on how your forms mode is set in JAWS. 

 

I admit this does not always work, but it does work for about 90% of web sites.

 

Tim Ford

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:25 PM
To: jfw list
Subject: Problem Entering Text Into A Particular Web Site

 

Hello, everyone.

 

Due to some hham radio-related volunteer work I’m doing, I need to send brief alert text messages via a specific web site that is often used for public-service and emergency communication purposes.

 

In order to send a message, I must complete fields in a web form, which is actually fairly accessible.

 

However, in part of the form, Jaws tells me that I’m in the message edit box, while, in reality, my PC cursor gets stuck in the subject field which is previous to the message edit box on the form.

 

How can I be sure that the Jaws and PC cursor are in the same place when completing this form?

 

Normally, I’d post the web site and ask for everyone’s input, but the site is somewhat secure, and used for public-service/emergency communications, so I need to be careful.

 

I’ll try to clarify the issue further if needed.

 

Thanks for any input.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan

 

 

moderated Problem Entering Text Into A Particular Web Site

Tom Behler
 

Hello, everyone.

 

Due to some hham radio-related volunteer work I’m doing, I need to send brief alert text messages via a specific web site that is often used for public-service and emergency communication purposes.

 

In order to send a message, I must complete fields in a web form, which is actually fairly accessible.

 

However, in part of the form, Jaws tells me that I’m in the message edit box, while, in reality, my PC cursor gets stuck in the subject field which is previous to the message edit box on the form.

 

How can I be sure that the Jaws and PC cursor are in the same place when completing this form?

 

Normally, I’d post the web site and ask for everyone’s input, but the site is somewhat secure, and used for public-service/emergency communications, so I need to be careful.

 

I’ll try to clarify the issue further if needed.

 

Thanks for any input.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan

 

 

moderated cannot remove Deck talk synth from jaws

Jessica D
 

Hi,

I wanted to try Deck talk, but its not working with jaws.

 

As a result, I’d like to remove it, but can’t.

 

When I try, using the synthiciser and braille manager, I check the 3 boxes, but am not given the option to remove.

 

What can I do?

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

moderated Re: jitsi?

Shan Noyes
 

X Get them to use Zoom it’s free for under 50 people and it works great with jaws

moderated Re: JAWS Screen Shade not Working with External Monitor

Chris Hill
 

Working fine here.  I'll bet it is going to depend on the video card and drivers.  I'm running an ati Radeon rx 580



On 3/17/2020 11:34, Alan Robbins wrote:

Hope you got an answer to your issue. I never bothered with the shade thing, I simply keep my monitor off unless a colleague, etc. needs to look at something.

 

Al

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Debbie April Yuille
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2020 2:29 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS Screen Shade not Working with External Monitor

 

Hi All

 

Has anyone else found that the screen shade feature doesn’t work if you are using a desktop PC with an external monitor? I activate the command and it reports that it’s on but I can see that it isn’t. I’ve changed Monitors and it makes no difference. I’m using the latest builds of both JAWS and windows 10.

 

Debbie

moderated JAWS2020 March Update Build, 2003.13, Download link + What's New

Mike B
 

32 & 64 Bit:
 
 
What's new:
Enhancements in JAWS 2020.2003.13 (March 2020)
The following is a list of improvements made between the February 2020 release and the March 2020 update.
 
You must be logged on as an administrator to install this software.
list of 21 items
• In Office 365 and 2019, JAWS and Fusion now properly announce column and row titles for tables in Word documents when navigating using JAWS table reading
keystrokes (ALT+CTRL+ARROW keys). For users who prefer to turn off reading of titles while navigating tables for the current document or for all documents,
these options can be configured through JAWS Quick Settings (INSERT+V) by searching for "table" or "title."
• If the view in Outlook 365 or 2019 is set to show messages by date, JAWS and Fusion will now indicate using both speech and Braille the date change when
you move from one day to the next in messages lists. For example, as you navigate a list of messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first
message in the new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago."
• In Microsoft Teams, addressed an issue where JAWS was not always reading as expected when navigating between messages in a conversation thread.
• Resolved an issue where Microsoft Teams would stop responding for several seconds when CTRL+BACKSPACE was pressed to delete a word in a chat edit field.
• Added a new Language Processing group, located under Text Processing in Settings Center. This group now contains the options for configuring language
detection which allows JAWS and Fusion to automatically switch to the appropriate synthesizer language when encountering text in documents and web pages
in different languages.
• In response to customer feedback, the keystroke to display the text of the current control in the JAWS Virtual Viewer so it can be selected and copied
has been changed to INSERT+SHIFT+V. In Microsoft Teams, this command will also virtualize the currently selected item in a list of messages in a conversation.
• The PC Cursor is now active by default in the Weather, News, and Windows Store applications. Since this cursor now works much better in these apps, it
is no longer necessary to use the Touch Cursor.
• JAWS now indicates when text on a web page is marked as deleted or inserted.
• Addressed issues with JAWS and Fusion not always reporting the correct information when navigating tables in Chrome and Edge Chromium.
• When using the ARROW keys or Navigation Quick Keys to move between controls on web pages like check boxes, resolved an issue where the visual highlight
was not properly tracking the location of the Virtual Cursor.
• Addressed an issue where pressing Navigation Quick Key G to move to graphics on web pages was not working as expected in both the Chrome and Edge Chromium
browsers.
• Addressed a customer reported issue with JAWS not identifying edit fields on certain websites in Chrome.
• If Contracted Braille input is enabled and you select all text in a document using CTRL+A, resolved an issue where using the Braille command LEFT SHIFT+D
(DOTS 1-4-5) was not deleting the selected text as expected.
• Removed extra blank lines that were appearing in the JAWS Virtual Viewer when using WINDOWS Key+SEMICOLON to display comments in Word documents.
• Resolved a customer reported issue where attempting to use voice aliases to indicate attributes such as bolded text were not working when using Vocalizer
Expressive.
• Resolved an issue where the emoji for a red heart was being incorrectly spoken as a black heart.
• When using the Wikipedia Research It lookup source, only the link to the article is now displayed. Due to changes with the Wikipedia website, JAWS is
no longer able to retrieve the synopsis.
• You can now press INSERT+SHIFT+B in either desktop or laptop keyboard layout to obtain battery status and charging information as well as network connection
status. You can also still use CAPS LOCK+SHIFT+B in the laptop keyboard layout to read this info.
• Added a new dictionary entry for "endnote" that is specific to the Eloquence synthesizer to improve this announcement for Fusion users. Other synthesizers
like SAPI5 and Vocalizer Expressive already speak this correctly.
• Resolved a long-standing issue where configuring individual punctuation settings for a voice profile using the Voice Adjustment dialog box was not working
properly. For instance, if you set the punctuation level to None for the PC Cursor voice, but leave it set to Most for the JAWS Cursor, Keyboard, and Tutor
and Message voices, JAWS should now use the correct punctuation setting depending on the active voice.
• Updated the JAWS Hot Key Help (INSERT+H) for Skype to remove references to the Back button that existed in prior Skype versions and is now no longer
available.
list end

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I didn't stop shaking hands because of, COVID-19, I stopped because noone can buy toilet paper!