Date   

moderated Re: test

Pastor Gilbert Pries
 

Your coming through.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andrew J.
LaPointe
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:49 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: test

Just testing as I heard that this group disappeared.. Andy and Shubert

Andrew J. LaPointe, President
Friends of the Salem Council on Aging
34 Raymond Ave.
Salem, MA. 01970
Home: 978-745-4289 cell: 978-578-0185

Editor, Commission Commuter Update and the Safe Disabled Traveler Notebook
Talking Information Center


moderated Re: jaws and the Braille edge

Michael Mote
 

Hi David. I have had this same issue before as well. I would be happy
to help you off line if necessary. As someone else suggested, make
sure that Narrator id not taking over the braille support. JAWS did
release a technical bulletin about this last November. If all of that
is not the issue, then it could very well be the drivers that come
with the braille display which can be downloaded from the HIMS
web-site. You have to visit. www.hims-inc.com/support, and then find
the braille edge section. I currently use a QBraille, and honestly, my
opinion is going down about the unit. It is very tricky to make work
with the computer, but it can be done. I had to reinstall the drivers
with the display actually off. Then, once that has completed, I had to
turn on the unit, and then set all of the JAWS settings for it. I
select Braille Edge as the display, which is what you would need to
do. I would be happy to send you a copy of the drivers privately if
you need them. Best of luck.

On 6/24/20, Chris Hill <hillco@...> wrote:
Hims driver installed?
On Jun 23, 2020, at 18:23, david <davidmac1957@...> wrote:


Yes;
I didd the space+v=version,
he has the latest

The impossible is the untried, Never under estimate the power of a
dream.

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

Press space+v to get the version number.
It should be:
1.1 Build 20170307

I believe that is the last update.
If you don’t have it, I put it on my web site because HIMS is so
completely incompetent that they have never gotten it onto their web
site.
I won’t go further into that or I might have to use some explitives.
Below is a link to the zip file directly.

http://www.turner42.com/BrailleEdge40-1.1Build20170307.zip
This latest release for the Braille EDGE 40 contains the following new
features and enhancements:

Expanded UEB Support,
Test Mode (for testing braille cells),
Exam Mode,
Typing Mode,
and enhanced JAWS support.
Expanded UEB Support

The Braille EDGE 40 already supported the use of UEB in the Notepad
application. Now UEB can also be used in the Braille EDGE 40 menus and
prompts.
1. Go to the Options Menu on the Braille EDGE 40.
2. Scroll to "Braille for Message" or press the letter "G".
3. There are five options: US Uncontracted Braille, US Contracted Braille,
UEB Uncontracted Braille, UEB Contracted Braille, and Computer Braille.
Press "SPACEBAR" to cycle through the options and press "ENTER" to save.
To change the default grade of Braille used in the Notepad:
1. Go to the Options Menu on the Braille EDGE 40.
2. Scroll to "Braille For Notepad Grade" or press the letter N.
3. There are five options: US Uncontracted Braille, US Contracted Braille,
UEB Uncontracted Braille, UEB Contracted Braille, and Computer Braille.
Press "SPACEBAR" to cycle through the options and press "ENTER" to
change.
Test Mode
This feature is useful when testing Braille cells for weak dots.
1. To enter Test Mode, press "SPACE+BACKSPACE+ENTER+T" from anywhere in
the Braille EDGE 40 Program Menu.
2. Individual pins will move up and down on the display starting with dot1
in cell 1, moving to DOT2 in CELL1, etc.
3. Press "SPACE" to pause or resume Test Mode.
4. While paused, pressing the cursor router above any cell will cause all
pins in that cell to be displayed.
5. Also while paused, press any individual dot or function key on the
Braille EDGE 40 and see its corresponding function.
6. Press "SPACE+Z" to exit Test Mode.
Typing Mode
Typing Mode has been available on the Braille Sense for many years. Now
this function comes to the Notepad on the Braille EDGE 40. While in Typing
Mode, pressing "SPACE" with any character on the keyboard enters that
character followed by a space into the document. This mode can keep you
from accidentally moving to a different part of the document by
pressing"SPACE" plus any characters that are navigation commands. Typing
Mode is especially useful for fast typists.
Typing Mode is a toggle. To enable Typing Mode from within a document,
press "F4+K". The same key combination will exit Typing Mode.
Enhanced JAWS Support
Function keys on the Braille EDGE 40 should produce the same results as
their QWERTY keyboard equivalents: Escape, Tab, Control, Alt, Insert,
Shift, Windows and Applications.
Exam Mode
Exam Mode locks the Braille EDGE 40 in terminal mode, so that it may be
used as a Braille display for a student using a computer designed to
facilitate standardized testing. Exam Mode requires that a password be
entered so that the function cannot be exited without entering the same
password. The computer must contain a screen reader compatible with HIMS
Braille displays for Braille input and output to be possible.
Terminal Mode is the mode in which the notetaker serves as a Braille
Terminal (Braille display) for a screen reader. The screen reader outputs
the screen information in Braille to the device, and translates keystrokes
from the Braille keyboard into text and commands the computer can
understand. This Braille access provides a truly accessible testing
environment for the student.
We have left specific instructions out of this release note and the
Braille EDGE 40 user manual in an attempt to keep it out of the hands of
students. Please email HIMS at info@... instructions for using
Exam Mode.


If you have any questions, please call HIMS Technical Support at (888)
520-4467 Option 2 or e-mail them at: support@...


Richard
"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass
himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient
hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not
granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" -
Edward Herbert

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

Is the Braill Edge using the latest firmware update from HIMS?

You will have to check that with the HIMS website and find out how to find
the version number of the Braille Edge firmware.

Milton


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

Yes, I'm connecting USB, and yes, I set the display in jaws.


The impossible is the untried, Never under estimate the power of a
dream.

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

Are you connecting by blutooth or USB?

I assume you set the Braille display in JAWS for the Braille Edge.


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws and the Braille edge

Good afternoon folks.
I ran into another issue today, a friends computer, windows 10, latest
jaws 2020, but, the braille edge won't connect.
I did a reinstall of jaws,
restarted the machine, but the edge stays in terminal mode.
when I connect or disconnect the device, I do hear a tone to tell me that
the device is connected or disconnected.


The impossible is the untried, Never under estimate the power of a
dream.




moderated Re: jaws and the Braille edge

Chris Hill
 

Hims driver installed?



On Jun 23, 2020, at 18:23, david <davidmac1957@...> wrote:



Yes;

I didd the space+v=version,

he has the latest

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Press space+v to get the version number.

It should be:

1.1 Build 20170307

 

I believe that is the last update.

If you don’t have it, I put it on my web  site because HIMS is so completely incompetent that they have never gotten it onto their web site.

I won’t go further into that or I might have to use some explitives.

Below is a link to the zip file directly.

 

http://www.turner42.com/BrailleEdge40-1.1Build20170307.zip

This latest release for the Braille EDGE 40 contains the following new features and enhancements:

  • Expanded UEB Support,
  • Test Mode (for testing braille cells),
  • Exam Mode,
  • Typing Mode,
  • and enhanced JAWS support.

Expanded UEB Support

The Braille EDGE 40 already supported the use of UEB in the Notepad application. Now UEB can also be used in the Braille EDGE 40 menus and prompts.
1. Go to the Options Menu on the Braille EDGE 40.
2. Scroll to "Braille for Message" or press the letter "G".
3. There are five options: US Uncontracted Braille, US Contracted Braille, UEB Uncontracted Braille, UEB Contracted Braille, and Computer Braille. Press "SPACEBAR" to cycle through the options and press "ENTER" to save.
To change the default grade of Braille used in the Notepad:
1. Go to the Options Menu on the Braille EDGE 40.
2. Scroll to "Braille For Notepad Grade" or press the letter N.
3. There are five options: US Uncontracted Braille, US Contracted Braille, UEB Uncontracted Braille, UEB Contracted Braille, and Computer Braille. Press "SPACEBAR" to cycle through the options and press "ENTER" to change.
Test Mode
This feature is useful when testing Braille cells for weak dots.
1. To enter Test Mode, press "SPACE+BACKSPACE+ENTER+T" from anywhere in the Braille EDGE 40 Program Menu.
2. Individual pins will move up and down on the display starting with dot1 in cell 1, moving to DOT2 in CELL1, etc.
3. Press "SPACE" to pause or resume Test Mode.
4. While paused, pressing the cursor router above any cell will cause all pins in that cell to be displayed.
5. Also while paused, press any individual dot or function key on the Braille EDGE 40 and see its corresponding function.
6. Press "SPACE+Z" to exit Test Mode.
Typing Mode
Typing Mode has been available on the Braille Sense for many years. Now this function comes to the Notepad on the Braille EDGE 40. While in Typing Mode, pressing "SPACE" with any character on the keyboard enters that character followed by a space into the document. This mode can keep you from accidentally moving to a different part of the document by pressing"SPACE" plus any characters that are navigation commands. Typing Mode is especially useful for fast typists.
Typing Mode is a toggle. To enable Typing Mode from within a document, press "F4+K". The same key combination will exit Typing Mode.
Enhanced JAWS Support
Function keys on the Braille EDGE 40 should produce the same results as their QWERTY keyboard equivalents: Escape, Tab, Control, Alt, Insert, Shift, Windows and Applications.
Exam Mode
Exam Mode locks the Braille EDGE 40 in terminal mode, so that it may be used as a Braille display for a student using a computer designed to facilitate standardized testing. Exam Mode requires that a password be entered so that the function cannot be exited without entering the same password. The computer must contain a screen reader compatible with HIMS Braille displays for Braille input and output to be possible.
Terminal Mode is the mode in which the notetaker serves as a Braille Terminal (Braille display) for a screen reader. The screen reader outputs the screen information in Braille to the device, and translates keystrokes from the Braille keyboard into text and commands the computer can understand. This Braille access provides a truly accessible testing environment for the student.
We have left specific instructions out of this release note and the Braille EDGE 40 user manual in an attempt to keep it out of the hands of students. Please email HIMS at info@... instructions for using Exam Mode.


If you have any questions, please call HIMS Technical Support at (888) 520-4467 Option 2 or e-mail them at: 
support@...

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Is the Braill Edge using the latest firmware update from HIMS?

 

You will have to check that with the HIMS website and find out how to find the version number of the Braille Edge firmware.

 

Milton

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Yes, I'm connecting USB, and yes, I set the display in jaws.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Are you connecting by blutooth or USB?

 

I assume you set the Braille display in JAWS for the Braille Edge.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Good afternoon folks.

I ran into another issue today, a friends computer, windows 10, latest jaws 2020, but, the braille edge won't connect.

I did a reinstall of jaws,

restarted the machine, but the edge stays in terminal mode.

when I connect or disconnect the device, I do hear a tone to tell me that the device is connected or disconnected.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated Re: Scripts for JFW and Dragon?

Dean Martineau <topdot@...>
 

I understand that it appears that Dictation Bridge for JAWS is a product, but it does not in fact work. Lucy Greko, one of those who spearheaded the project, confirmed this when I met year last year. The project ran out of funding, and development was still necessary for the JAWS version.  I think some people can use it, experienced users, but it is not for everybody as the project intended.

 

Dean

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Scripts for JFW and Dragon?

 

Hi. A free version of Dictation Bridge is also available for JAWS.

Hartgen Consultancy has two solutions for using JAWS with Dragon. J-Dictate is for people who want to use Dragon for dictation into programs such as Word, Outlook, etc., who are comfortable or able to use their computer keyboard.

J-Say not only allows for voice dictation but it allows a user to completely control their computer with all commands, both for Windows as well as for JAWS. The programs from Hartgen Consultancy are specific to JAWS whereas Dictation Bridge has a separate addon for NVDA.

 


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 6/23/2020 2:29 PM, Dean Martineau wrote:
> Your best bet is to buy Jay dictate to work with dragon and jaws. > With NVDA, you would be able to use dictation bridge, which is free. > > On Jun 23, 2020, at 1:09 PM, Dani Pagador <pocketfulofspry@...> > wrote: > > Hi, Everyone. I need to archive a book and want to use Dragon > Naturally Speaking to do it. I'm running JFW18 and Win10. Are there > scripts that work with JFW and Dragon? Or resources I can access to > learn to use the dictation feature of the program? > > Thanks, Dani > > > > > >


moderated Re: Another accessible / genealogy web site.

Peter Tesar
 

The search algorithmworks with what it has to search.


You have to guess at what information was recorded. The further back in time the recorded information may not be what you would expect today.The official document may not work well with OCR.


I never use a city. Use the country England.


There may be a photo of the grave stone and the cemetery may be located outside the city.The Find a Grave Index and the Billion Graves Index might come up on FamilySearch.


Which FamilySearch engine are you using. The simple one does not require you to register and it asks for only 6 items of information. .

   https://www.familysearch.org/en/


The birth or death locations may not be available. Leave one blank and choose a date birth/death range to get an idea of what is in the data base. The maiden name will be more effective than the married date.


With geneology searching you have to be flexible and pacient. Try different search criteria.


Peter T.


On 6/24/2020 3:36 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:

Trouble with FamilySearch is that their search algorithm is rubbish.  If I search for someone and put their birth place as London, it gives me results from the USA.

 

All the best


Steve

 

--

Computer Room Services

77 Exeter Close

Stevenage

Hertfordshire

SG1 4PW

T: +44(0)1438-742286

M: +44(0)7956-334938

F: +44(0)1438-759589

E: steve@...

W: https://www.comproom.co.uk

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: 05 June 2020 17:54
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Another accessible / genealogy web site.

 

I’ve been using FamilySearch.org for a couple of years and can do fairly well with it.  Parts of the site disappear from time to time especially on Sunday afternoons when it is heavily used.  Also uses colors, images, and some unlabeled buttons and links.  It is pretty easy to use once you learn to watch for the problems and can work around most of them.

 

One thing I learned is to keep the window maximized at all times.  Rather than srinking character sizes they drop some items from the menus in order to keep the same text size.  At least that is the way it appears to me.

 

 

I will try the other site some more to see why I had a different experience.

 

Thanks

 

 

Tony

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Peter Tesar
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2020 10:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Another accessible / genealogy web site.

 

I've given you the WikiTree.com site.

 

Another accessible source is the Mormon's FamilySearch Engine.

 
https://www.familysearch.org/en/

 

There is no need to register. You get basic information when you enter first & last names, birth & death locations and year (a range).

 

You should get a page with the title:

  Historical documents we found for xx — FamilySearch.org

 

Navigate to the heading:

  Top people we found for xx in the shared Family Tree

 

For each record found will be listed the information asked for and perhaps the spouse and parents.

 

If you toggle for more information on that individual, you will need to create a Familysearch account or sign in (no charge).

 

Researching distant family relations is a way to fill in my stay at home time.

 

Peter T.

 

 

On 6/5/2020 9:30 AM, Georgie Mac wrote:

Tony, I too have been trying to get to this site, but after a few times, I've had success.  First and last name and there it is!  This will give me some added help since I have been trying to track down my family roots since forever.  Thanks to all.
Georgi


moderated Re: test

Bill White
 

No, this group is alive and well.

Bill White
billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Andrew J.
LaPointe
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:49 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: test

Just testing as I heard that this group disappeared.. Andy and Shubert

Andrew J. LaPointe, President
Friends of the Salem Council on Aging
34 Raymond Ave.
Salem, MA. 01970
Home: 978-745-4289 cell: 978-578-0185

Editor, Commission Commuter Update and the Safe Disabled Traveler Notebook
Talking Information Center


moderated test

Andrew J. LaPointe
 

Just testing as I heard that this group disappeared.. Andy and Shubert

Andrew J. LaPointe, President
Friends of the Salem Council on Aging
34 Raymond Ave.
Salem, MA. 01970
Home: 978-745-4289 cell: 978-578-0185

Editor, Commission Commuter Update and the Safe Disabled Traveler Notebook
Talking Information Center


moderated Re: Another accessible / genealogy web site.

Steve Nutt
 

Trouble with FamilySearch is that their search algorithm is rubbish.  If I search for someone and put their birth place as London, it gives me results from the USA.

 

All the best


Steve

 

--

Computer Room Services

77 Exeter Close

Stevenage

Hertfordshire

SG1 4PW

T: +44(0)1438-742286

M: +44(0)7956-334938

F: +44(0)1438-759589

E: steve@...

W: https://www.comproom.co.uk

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: 05 June 2020 17:54
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Another accessible / genealogy web site.

 

I’ve been using FamilySearch.org for a couple of years and can do fairly well with it.  Parts of the site disappear from time to time especially on Sunday afternoons when it is heavily used.  Also uses colors, images, and some unlabeled buttons and links.  It is pretty easy to use once you learn to watch for the problems and can work around most of them.

 

One thing I learned is to keep the window maximized at all times.  Rather than srinking character sizes they drop some items from the menus in order to keep the same text size.  At least that is the way it appears to me.

 

 

I will try the other site some more to see why I had a different experience.

 

Thanks

 

 

Tony

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Peter Tesar
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2020 10:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Another accessible / genealogy web site.

 

I've given you the WikiTree.com site.

 

Another accessible source is the Mormon's FamilySearch Engine.

 
https://www.familysearch.org/en/

 

There is no need to register. You get basic information when you enter first & last names, birth & death locations and year (a range).

 

You should get a page with the title:

  Historical documents we found for xx — FamilySearch.org

 

Navigate to the heading:

  Top people we found for xx in the shared Family Tree

 

For each record found will be listed the information asked for and perhaps the spouse and parents.

 

If you toggle for more information on that individual, you will need to create a Familysearch account or sign in (no charge).

 

Researching distant family relations is a way to fill in my stay at home time.

 

Peter T.

 

 

On 6/5/2020 9:30 AM, Georgie Mac wrote:

Tony, I too have been trying to get to this site, but after a few times, I've had success.  First and last name and there it is!  This will give me some added help since I have been trying to track down my family roots since forever.  Thanks to all.
Georgi


moderated FileZilla list view

tom x
 

Hi,

 

Using latest FileZilla and Jaws along with W10 64 bit but not with the 2004 update as yet.

 

I use FileZilla to visit an FTP site with lots of folders, including folders within folders,  and have a problem with  FileZilla sometimes starting in tree view rather than the desired list view. Shutting down F Z and restarting once or twice often gives the desired result.  

 

Is there a command in FileZilla where the display can be forced to change from tree view to list view without shutting down the program and starting again?

 

Thanks

Tom

  

 

 

When tree view is encounted  the only way seems to be to shut down FileZilla and restart it again. 


moderated Re: jaws and the Braille edge

david
 

Yes;

I didd the space+v=version,

he has the latest

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Press space+v to get the version number.

It should be:

1.1 Build 20170307

 

I believe that is the last update.

If you don’t have it, I put it on my web  site because HIMS is so completely incompetent that they have never gotten it onto their web site.

I won’t go further into that or I might have to use some explitives.

Below is a link to the zip file directly.

 

http://www.turner42.com/BrailleEdge40-1.1Build20170307.zip

This latest release for the Braille EDGE 40 contains the following new features and enhancements:

  • Expanded UEB Support,
  • Test Mode (for testing braille cells),
  • Exam Mode,
  • Typing Mode,
  • and enhanced JAWS support.

Expanded UEB Support

The Braille EDGE 40 already supported the use of UEB in the Notepad application. Now UEB can also be used in the Braille EDGE 40 menus and prompts.
1. Go to the Options Menu on the Braille EDGE 40.
2. Scroll to "Braille for Message" or press the letter "G".
3. There are five options: US Uncontracted Braille, US Contracted Braille, UEB Uncontracted Braille, UEB Contracted Braille, and Computer Braille. Press "SPACEBAR" to cycle through the options and press "ENTER" to save.
To change the default grade of Braille used in the Notepad:
1. Go to the Options Menu on the Braille EDGE 40.
2. Scroll to "Braille For Notepad Grade" or press the letter N.
3. There are five options: US Uncontracted Braille, US Contracted Braille, UEB Uncontracted Braille, UEB Contracted Braille, and Computer Braille. Press "SPACEBAR" to cycle through the options and press "ENTER" to change.
Test Mode
This feature is useful when testing Braille cells for weak dots.
1. To enter Test Mode, press "SPACE+BACKSPACE+ENTER+T" from anywhere in the Braille EDGE 40 Program Menu.
2. Individual pins will move up and down on the display starting with dot1 in cell 1, moving to DOT2 in CELL1, etc.
3. Press "SPACE" to pause or resume Test Mode.
4. While paused, pressing the cursor router above any cell will cause all pins in that cell to be displayed.
5. Also while paused, press any individual dot or function key on the Braille EDGE 40 and see its corresponding function.
6. Press "SPACE+Z" to exit Test Mode.
Typing Mode
Typing Mode has been available on the Braille Sense for many years. Now this function comes to the Notepad on the Braille EDGE 40. While in Typing Mode, pressing "SPACE" with any character on the keyboard enters that character followed by a space into the document. This mode can keep you from accidentally moving to a different part of the document by pressing"SPACE" plus any characters that are navigation commands. Typing Mode is especially useful for fast typists.
Typing Mode is a toggle. To enable Typing Mode from within a document, press "F4+K". The same key combination will exit Typing Mode.
Enhanced JAWS Support
Function keys on the Braille EDGE 40 should produce the same results as their QWERTY keyboard equivalents: Escape, Tab, Control, Alt, Insert, Shift, Windows and Applications.
Exam Mode
Exam Mode locks the Braille EDGE 40 in terminal mode, so that it may be used as a Braille display for a student using a computer designed to facilitate standardized testing. Exam Mode requires that a password be entered so that the function cannot be exited without entering the same password. The computer must contain a screen reader compatible with HIMS Braille displays for Braille input and output to be possible.
Terminal Mode is the mode in which the notetaker serves as a Braille Terminal (Braille display) for a screen reader. The screen reader outputs the screen information in Braille to the device, and translates keystrokes from the Braille keyboard into text and commands the computer can understand. This Braille access provides a truly accessible testing environment for the student.
We have left specific instructions out of this release note and the Braille EDGE 40 user manual in an attempt to keep it out of the hands of students. Please email HIMS at info@... instructions for using Exam Mode.


If you have any questions, please call HIMS Technical Support at (888) 520-4467 Option 2 or e-mail them at: 
support@...

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Is the Braill Edge using the latest firmware update from HIMS?

 

You will have to check that with the HIMS website and find out how to find the version number of the Braille Edge firmware.

 

Milton

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Yes, I'm connecting USB, and yes, I set the display in jaws.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Are you connecting by blutooth or USB?

 

I assume you set the Braille display in JAWS for the Braille Edge.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Good afternoon folks.

I ran into another issue today, a friends computer, windows 10, latest jaws 2020, but, the braille edge won't connect.

I did a reinstall of jaws,

restarted the machine, but the edge stays in terminal mode.

when I connect or disconnect the device, I do hear a tone to tell me that the device is connected or disconnected.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated Re: Meta data for music tracks

 

Richard,

Both MusicBrainz Picard and MP3Tag are strictly CD metadata "fetchers" and editors.  They do not rip.

That being said, quite a few popular media players, which do rip, have MusicBrainz lookup support built-in, including VLC, and Kodi, as well as media library managers such as Foobar2000.  See this page:  https://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Enabled_Applications

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: jaws and the Braille edge

Richard Turner
 

Press space+v to get the version number.

It should be:

1.1 Build 20170307

 

I believe that is the last update.

If you don’t have it, I put it on my web  site because HIMS is so completely incompetent that they have never gotten it onto their web site.

I won’t go further into that or I might have to use some explitives.

Below is a link to the zip file directly.

 

http://www.turner42.com/BrailleEdge40-1.1Build20170307.zip

This latest release for the Braille EDGE 40 contains the following new features and enhancements:

  • Expanded UEB Support,
  • Test Mode (for testing braille cells),
  • Exam Mode,
  • Typing Mode,
  • and enhanced JAWS support.

Expanded UEB Support

The Braille EDGE 40 already supported the use of UEB in the Notepad application. Now UEB can also be used in the Braille EDGE 40 menus and prompts.
1. Go to the Options Menu on the Braille EDGE 40.
2. Scroll to "Braille for Message" or press the letter "G".
3. There are five options: US Uncontracted Braille, US Contracted Braille, UEB Uncontracted Braille, UEB Contracted Braille, and Computer Braille. Press "SPACEBAR" to cycle through the options and press "ENTER" to save.
To change the default grade of Braille used in the Notepad:
1. Go to the Options Menu on the Braille EDGE 40.
2. Scroll to "Braille For Notepad Grade" or press the letter N.
3. There are five options: US Uncontracted Braille, US Contracted Braille, UEB Uncontracted Braille, UEB Contracted Braille, and Computer Braille. Press "SPACEBAR" to cycle through the options and press "ENTER" to change.
Test Mode
This feature is useful when testing Braille cells for weak dots.
1. To enter Test Mode, press "SPACE+BACKSPACE+ENTER+T" from anywhere in the Braille EDGE 40 Program Menu.
2. Individual pins will move up and down on the display starting with dot1 in cell 1, moving to DOT2 in CELL1, etc.
3. Press "SPACE" to pause or resume Test Mode.
4. While paused, pressing the cursor router above any cell will cause all pins in that cell to be displayed.
5. Also while paused, press any individual dot or function key on the Braille EDGE 40 and see its corresponding function.
6. Press "SPACE+Z" to exit Test Mode.
Typing Mode
Typing Mode has been available on the Braille Sense for many years. Now this function comes to the Notepad on the Braille EDGE 40. While in Typing Mode, pressing "SPACE" with any character on the keyboard enters that character followed by a space into the document. This mode can keep you from accidentally moving to a different part of the document by pressing"SPACE" plus any characters that are navigation commands. Typing Mode is especially useful for fast typists.
Typing Mode is a toggle. To enable Typing Mode from within a document, press "F4+K". The same key combination will exit Typing Mode.
Enhanced JAWS Support
Function keys on the Braille EDGE 40 should produce the same results as their QWERTY keyboard equivalents: Escape, Tab, Control, Alt, Insert, Shift, Windows and Applications.
Exam Mode
Exam Mode locks the Braille EDGE 40 in terminal mode, so that it may be used as a Braille display for a student using a computer designed to facilitate standardized testing. Exam Mode requires that a password be entered so that the function cannot be exited without entering the same password. The computer must contain a screen reader compatible with HIMS Braille displays for Braille input and output to be possible.
Terminal Mode is the mode in which the notetaker serves as a Braille Terminal (Braille display) for a screen reader. The screen reader outputs the screen information in Braille to the device, and translates keystrokes from the Braille keyboard into text and commands the computer can understand. This Braille access provides a truly accessible testing environment for the student.
We have left specific instructions out of this release note and the Braille EDGE 40 user manual in an attempt to keep it out of the hands of students. Please email HIMS at info@... instructions for using Exam Mode.


If you have any questions, please call HIMS Technical Support at (888) 520-4467 Option 2 or e-mail them at: 
support@...

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Is the Braill Edge using the latest firmware update from HIMS?

 

You will have to check that with the HIMS website and find out how to find the version number of the Braille Edge firmware.

 

Milton

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Yes, I'm connecting USB, and yes, I set the display in jaws.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Are you connecting by blutooth or USB?

 

I assume you set the Braille display in JAWS for the Braille Edge.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Good afternoon folks.

I ran into another issue today, a friends computer, windows 10, latest jaws 2020, but, the braille edge won't connect.

I did a reinstall of jaws,

restarted the machine, but the edge stays in terminal mode.

when I connect or disconnect the device, I do hear a tone to tell me that the device is connected or disconnected.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated Re: jaws and the Braille edge

Milton Ota
 

Is the Braill Edge using the latest firmware update from HIMS?

 

You will have to check that with the HIMS website and find out how to find the version number of the Braille Edge firmware.

 

Milton

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Yes, I'm connecting USB, and yes, I set the display in jaws.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Are you connecting by blutooth or USB?

 

I assume you set the Braille display in JAWS for the Braille Edge.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Good afternoon folks.

I ran into another issue today, a friends computer, windows 10, latest jaws 2020, but, the braille edge won't connect.

I did a reinstall of jaws,

restarted the machine, but the edge stays in terminal mode.

when I connect or disconnect the device, I do hear a tone to tell me that the device is connected or disconnected.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated Re: Meta data for music tracks

Richard Turner
 

Brian, do you know if this would also rip songs from a CD with the tag information?

I just looked at the web site and it said that it can look up a CD … someone was asking about this kind of thing on another list and since I don’t need the software myself, I thought maybe you knew the answer.

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Meta data for music tracks

 

Marty,

             One small word of warning.  MP3Tag (at least when I downloaded it in February) is defaulting for its metadata search to freedb, and it appears they've closed up shop.  I cannot find the information for logging into the metadata server at MusicBrainz, at least not yet.

              But, MusicBrainz, which is an open source project where all software is free as well, has its own metadata editor called Picard.  It looks to be accessible, and since it's automatically set up with MusicBrainz to begin with (though you may need to create your own account) it might end up being the better way to go.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: jaws and the Braille edge

Richard Turner
 

One more thought.

Make sure that Narrator braille is not turned on.

I don’t know that he would have done that, but the Narrator braille driver conflicts with the Jaws braille driver.

 

I think contacting Thomas Simpson might be your next best step.

 

Best of luck,

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

interesting, I've done the things you've suggested.

the interesting thing is, the display works on his windows 7 machine, earlier jaws.

very strange.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

I am using the Braille Edge with Jaws 2020 latest update.

 

When you added the display to Jaws, did you check both BrialleEdge and HIMS Braille in the list of displays?

 

And make sure Braille Edge is set as the default?

 

That is what shows in my Jaws settings.

 

If so, push the reset button on the back of the Braille Edge.  That is the one on the back near the dot 2.

 

Put it in terminal mode.

 

Now, while it is plugged into the computer, reboot the computer.

When jaws comes up, it should work.

 

If not, you may have to experience the joys of HIMS non-support.

 

Or, try writing to Thomas Simpson thomas@...

 

Thomas is  the sales manager, but is often more helpful than their tech support.

 

Good luck,

Richard

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Good afternoon folks.

I ran into another issue today, a friends computer, windows 10, latest jaws 2020, but, the braille edge won't connect.

I did a reinstall of jaws,

restarted the machine, but the edge stays in terminal mode.

when I connect or disconnect the device, I do hear a tone to tell me that the device is connected or disconnected.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated Re: jaws and the Braille edge

david
 

interesting, I've done the things you've suggested.

the interesting thing is, the display works on his windows 7 machine, earlier jaws.

very strange.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

I am using the Braille Edge with Jaws 2020 latest update.

 

When you added the display to Jaws, did you check both BrialleEdge and HIMS Braille in the list of displays?

 

And make sure Braille Edge is set as the default?

 

That is what shows in my Jaws settings.

 

If so, push the reset button on the back of the Braille Edge.  That is the one on the back near the dot 2.

 

Put it in terminal mode.

 

Now, while it is plugged into the computer, reboot the computer.

When jaws comes up, it should work.

 

If not, you may have to experience the joys of HIMS non-support.

 

Or, try writing to Thomas Simpson thomas@...

 

Thomas is  the sales manager, but is often more helpful than their tech support.

 

Good luck,

Richard

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Good afternoon folks.

I ran into another issue today, a friends computer, windows 10, latest jaws 2020, but, the braille edge won't connect.

I did a reinstall of jaws,

restarted the machine, but the edge stays in terminal mode.

when I connect or disconnect the device, I do hear a tone to tell me that the device is connected or disconnected.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated Re: jaws and the Braille edge

david
 

Yes, I'm connecting USB, and yes, I set the display in jaws.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Are you connecting by blutooth or USB?

 

I assume you set the Braille display in JAWS for the Braille Edge.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Good afternoon folks.

I ran into another issue today, a friends computer, windows 10, latest jaws 2020, but, the braille edge won't connect.

I did a reinstall of jaws,

restarted the machine, but the edge stays in terminal mode.

when I connect or disconnect the device, I do hear a tone to tell me that the device is connected or disconnected.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated Re: Scripts for JFW and Dragon?

David Goldfield
 

Hi. A free version of Dictation Bridge is also available for JAWS.

Hartgen Consultancy has two solutions for using JAWS with Dragon. J-Dictate is for people who want to use Dragon for dictation into programs such as Word, Outlook, etc., who are comfortable or able to use their computer keyboard.

J-Say not only allows for voice dictation but it allows a user to completely control their computer with all commands, both for Windows as well as for JAWS. The programs from Hartgen Consultancy are specific to JAWS whereas Dictation Bridge has a separate addon for NVDA.



David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 6/23/2020 2:29 PM, Dean Martineau wrote:
> Your best bet is to buy Jay dictate to work with dragon and jaws. > With NVDA, you would be able to use dictation bridge, which is free. > > On Jun 23, 2020, at 1:09 PM, Dani Pagador <pocketfulofspry@...> > wrote: > > Hi, Everyone. I need to archive a book and want to use Dragon > Naturally Speaking to do it. I'm running JFW18 and Win10. Are there > scripts that work with JFW and Dragon? Or resources I can access to > learn to use the dictation feature of the program? > > Thanks, Dani > > > > > >


moderated Re: jaws and the Braille edge

Richard Turner
 

I am using the Braille Edge with Jaws 2020 latest update.

 

When you added the display to Jaws, did you check both BrialleEdge and HIMS Braille in the list of displays?

 

And make sure Braille Edge is set as the default?

 

That is what shows in my Jaws settings.

 

If so, push the reset button on the back of the Braille Edge.  That is the one on the back near the dot 2.

 

Put it in terminal mode.

 

Now, while it is plugged into the computer, reboot the computer.

When jaws comes up, it should work.

 

If not, you may have to experience the joys of HIMS non-support.

 

Or, try writing to Thomas Simpson thomas@...

 

Thomas is  the sales manager, but is often more helpful than their tech support.

 

Good luck,

Richard

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Good afternoon folks.

I ran into another issue today, a friends computer, windows 10, latest jaws 2020, but, the braille edge won't connect.

I did a reinstall of jaws,

restarted the machine, but the edge stays in terminal mode.

when I connect or disconnect the device, I do hear a tone to tell me that the device is connected or disconnected.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated Re: jaws and the Braille edge

Milton Ota
 

Are you connecting by blutooth or USB?

 

I assume you set the Braille display in JAWS for the Braille Edge.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws and the Braille edge

 

Good afternoon folks.

I ran into another issue today, a friends computer, windows 10, latest jaws 2020, but, the braille edge won't connect.

I did a reinstall of jaws,

restarted the machine, but the edge stays in terminal mode.

when I connect or disconnect the device, I do hear a tone to tell me that the device is connected or disconnected.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.