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moderated emoji's on Windows 10

Marlo Green
 

Really, it works with caps lock off? I tried it that way but not without the caps lock on. I got the instructions from google and they were actually blind friendly which is why I didn’t deviate and try without caps lock.


moderated Re: talking win 10 pe vm ware player issue

Glenn / Lenny
 

You need to put the .ISO into the vmware utility.
The .EXE is the self-installer.
If you have 7ZIP, you can use the applications key on the .EXE file, and open archive, and arrow to the .ISO and press F5 to copy it out of the .EXE file.
Then put the .ISO into vmware.
HTH.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:16 PM
Subject: talking win 10 pe vm ware player issue

Hi. Downloaded the 64 bit version of the windows 10 talking pe. Now got vm ware player latest version, and now when I then do control g, and did copy the talking winpe .exe into the folder where the virtual machine is. So, why am I not getting speech, when play the virtual machine. Got 2 processors, 2 gb ram, a 60 gb hard disk. Plenty of hard drive space. So what happens in the folder, try to run the setup.exe in the virtual machine folder in file explorer. Will theat install to the virtual machine.

Very odd. Was waiting for 10 minutes or more, no speech. Etc.

Thanks.

 


moderated talking win 10 pe vm ware player issue

Marvin Hunkin
 

Hi. Downloaded the 64 bit version of the windows 10 talking pe. Now got vm ware player latest version, and now when I then do control g, and did copy the talking winpe .exe into the folder where the virtual machine is. So, why am I not getting speech, when play the virtual machine. Got 2 processors, 2 gb ram, a 60 gb hard disk. Plenty of hard drive space. So what happens in the folder, try to run the setup.exe in the virtual machine folder in file explorer. Will theat install to the virtual machine.

Very odd. Was waiting for 10 minutes or more, no speech. Etc.

Thanks.

 


moderated Re: emoji on windows 10

 

Hi,

Actually, turn caps lock off.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marlo Green
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: emoji on windows 10

 

I ran in tot his today and it’s new to me on my computer but I though I would share how to do it.

 

Turn caps lock on

Press and hold windows and semicolon together

Arrow over to categories and tab to the different emoji’s on the screen

Press enter on the emoji you desire and it will allow you to stay in the category for multiple emoji fun

 

Can anyone add anything I missed to this?


moderated emoji on windows 10

Marlo Green
 

I ran in tot his today and it’s new to me on my computer but I though I would share how to do it.

 

Turn caps lock on

Press and hold windows and semicolon together

Arrow over to categories and tab to the different emoji’s on the screen

Press enter on the emoji you desire and it will allow you to stay in the category for multiple emoji fun

 

Can anyone add anything I missed to this?


moderated Re: Work from home customer service

Jed Barton
 

I would love to hear the same thing. What kinds of things do you do
for them? What type of work is it?

On 7/23/20, Marianne Denning <marianne@...> wrote:
I will be starting with Teleperformance in a little over 2 weeks. I have to
provide my own computer and a separate internet connection that must be hard
wired. I found this job at indeed.com.



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hank William
Merchant
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC
they're giving me for my job?





Hello Kevin,



Sorry that I am off topic with this email. Way to go on this new work from
home job that you start on Monday! If I can ask, what is the name of this
company and where are they located that you have obtained at this work from
home customer service representative job that you start training forr on
Monday? Any help with this would be so very much appreciated. Much, much
thanks in advance for any possible help with this.

















All the best,

Kind regards,



Hank





From: Glenn / Lenny

Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:37 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC
they're giving me for my job?



Well if that is of concern, I would use my own license and contact either
the state agency first, or a private assistance provider, such as Easter
Seals. They can use "ticket to work" and if you aren't interested in giving
the job to the state agency, let one of the private agencies use the ticket
to work program.

Whoever provides it, other than the employer, gets reimbursed for their work
with you.

The company may be able to benefit from tax incentives as well if they
provide it.

Glenn

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

From: Jim Weiss via groups.io

To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:44 AM

Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC
they're giving me for my job?



Also, let’s not push our rights back into the dark ages. What if you
required a refreshable Braille Display. Would you fork over $5,000 and
purchase your own? We have every right to have the equipment to perform our
jobs! We have fought long and hard for this right, don’t shove it out the
door. If you purchase your own license of JAWS you set a precedent for
every single person with a disability that this company hires in the
future.

Jim Weiss
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio - Board of Directors
Cuyahoga County Chapter - President







jimweiss72@... <mailto:jimweiss72@...>





The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends
who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation’s blind. Every day we work
together to help blind people live the lives they want.





On Jul 23, 2020, at 9:08 AM, JOHN RIEHL via groups.io <http://groups.io>
<REALMAN02=VERIZON.NET@groups.io <mailto:REALMAN02=VERIZON.NET@groups.io> >
wrote:



That is an excellent point.

From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io> <main@jfw.groups.io
<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Jim Weiss via groups.io
<http://groups.io/>
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC
they're giving me for my job?

Several people have suggested avoiding paying for a Professional copy of
JAWS and use a home use license. The home use license is for just that, not
for work. Don’t forget that JAWS reaches out to the license server every
time it is started. You don’t know what type of information is being sent
to the license server. By using JAWS home annual license for work purposes
is strictly forbidden and you take the chance of losing your license. You
may take your personal laptop to the office and use it for non-work related
tasks, but if you are performing a job and using JAWS it really needs to be
the Professional license.

Jim Weiss

jimweiss72@... <mailto:jimweiss72@...>

“Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more
intelligently.” | Henry Ford






On Jul 23, 2020, at 8:54 AM, JOHN RIEHL via groups.io <http://groups.io/>
<REALMAN02=VERIZON.NET@groups.io <mailto:REALMAN02=VERIZON.NET@groups.io> >
wrote:

Here’s how I would approach my employer.

Tell them you’re thrilled to be working for them and you want to hit the
ground running as far as being productive. In order to do this, you need to
have JAWS, a “screen reader” (you may have to explain what that means) on
the work laptop you’ll be using.

If you are going to use your own personal copy of JAWS, tell them that and
say you would like to install your own copy of JAWS on the computer (that
means they won’t have to pay for a copy of JAWS). Emphasize that, if u’r
eusing your own personal copy, they won’t have to pay anything. If you want
them to buy the program, you’ll need to tell them that and stress that it’s
a reasonable accommodation you need in order to do the job. You don’t
necessarily need to use ADA specifically.

I urge you to get in touch with them immediately.

Stress the positive nature of you being ready and eager to start working;
all you need is this one small reasonable accommodation, etc etc.

Hope this helps.

From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io> <main@jfw.groups.io
<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:16 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC
they're giving me for my job?

I'd ask them to install JAWS, but leave4 the licensing and configuring to
you, unless they're providing the license, in which case, let them license
it and then hand it over to you for the rest.

On 7/22/2020 10:58 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:

They probably have a tech person who takes care of their computers.

I would ask them to install Jaws for you and give them the Jaws key to put
onto it.

Glenn

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

From: Kevin Minor

To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:51 PM

Subject: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC
they're giving me for my job?

Hi.

I’ve just been hired as a customer service representative, a work from home
job. For my work, I’ll be using a PC that they’re providing. I’d try to
convince them to allow me to use my laptop, but I have to use their headset
to do my job, and I suspect it wouldn’t work on my system. I think it uses
Windows 10, but I don’t know the version. With all this in mind, I’m hoping
to install JAWS on it. I do, however, have some questions to ask.

First, how do I approach them regarding installing JAWS on the PC? I don’t
know much about Narrator, and I do know more about JAWS, so that would make
me more productive from the start. I would rather not bring up the A.D.A.
unless I have to.

My other concern is installing JAWS itself. Since this PC is specifically
for work, I suspect they have limited what can be installed on it. What do I
need to tell them I need to install it?

I get this PC on Friday, and my training begins on Monday morning. The good
news is I have all weekend to sort this out. The bad news is I think there
won’t be people who can help me that work there over the weekend. This is
why I’m writing this note tonight. I have all day tomorrow to get advice and
ideas.

Thanks in advance.

Kevin, my girlfriend Valerie, and furry Jilly









moderated Re: Work from home customer service

Marianne Denning
 

I will be starting with Teleperformance in a little over 2 weeks. I have to provide my own computer and a separate internet connection that must be hard wired. I found this job at indeed.com.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hank William Merchant
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?

 

 

Hello Kevin,

 

Sorry that I am off topic with this email. Way to go on this new work from home job that you start on Monday! If I can ask, what is the name of this company and where are they located that you have obtained at this work from home customer service representative job that you start training forr on Monday? Any help with this would be so very much appreciated. Much, much thanks in advance for any possible help with this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the best,

Kind regards,

 

Hank

 

 

From: Glenn / Lenny

Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:37 PM

Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?

 

Well if that is of concern, I would use my own license and contact either the state agency first, or a private assistance provider, such as Easter Seals.  They can use "ticket to work" and if you aren't interested in giving the job to the state agency, let one of the private agencies use the ticket to work program.

Whoever provides it, other than the employer, gets reimbursed for their work with you.

The company may be able to benefit from tax incentives as well if they provide it.

Glenn

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

From: Jim Weiss via groups.io

Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:44 AM

Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?

 

Also, let’s not push our rights back into the dark ages.  What if you required a refreshable Braille Display.  Would you fork over $5,000 and purchase your own?  We have every right to have the equipment to perform our jobs!  We have fought long and hard for this right, don’t shove it out the door.  If you purchase your own license of JAWS you set a precedent for every single person with a disability that this company hires in the future.

Jim Weiss
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio - Board of Directors
Cuyahoga County Chapter - President



 

 

 

The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation’s blind. Every day we work together to help blind people live the lives they want.



On Jul 23, 2020, at 9:08 AM, JOHN RIEHL via groups.io <REALMAN02@...> wrote:

 

That is an excellent point. 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Weiss via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?

Several people have suggested avoiding paying for a Professional copy of JAWS and use a home use license.  The home use license is for just that, not for work.  Don’t forget that JAWS reaches out to the license server every time it is started.  You don’t know what type of information is being sent to the license server.  By using JAWS home annual license for work purposes is strictly forbidden and you take the chance of losing your license.  You may take your personal laptop to the office and use it for non-work related tasks, but if you are performing a job and using JAWS it really needs to be the Professional license.

Jim Weiss

“Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” | Henry Ford




On Jul 23, 2020, at 8:54 AM, JOHN RIEHL via groups.io<REALMAN02@...> wrote:

Here’s how I would approach my employer.

Tell them you’re thrilled to be working for them and you want to hit the ground running as far as being productive. In order to do this, you need to have JAWS, a “screen reader” (you may have to explain what that means) on the work laptop you’ll be using. 

If you are going to use your own personal copy of JAWS, tell them that and say you would like to install your own copy of JAWS on the computer (that means they won’t have to pay for a copy of JAWS). Emphasize that, if u’r eusing your own personal copy, they won’t have to pay anything.  If you want them to buy the program, you’ll need to tell them that and stress that it’s a reasonable accommodation you need in order to do the job. You don’t necessarily need to use ADA specifically. 

I urge you to get in touch with them immediately. 

Stress the positive nature of you being ready and eager to start  working; all you need is this one small reasonable accommodation, etc etc. 

Hope this helps. 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:16 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?

I'd ask them to install JAWS, but leave4 the licensing and configuring to you, unless they're providing the license, in which case, let them license it and then hand it over to you for the rest.

On 7/22/2020 10:58 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:

They probably have a tech person who takes care of their computers.

I would ask them to install Jaws for you and give them the Jaws key to put onto it.

Glenn

----- Original Message ----- 

From: Kevin Minor

Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:51 PM

Subject: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?

Hi.

I’ve just been hired as a customer service representative, a work from home job.  For my work, I’ll be using a PC that they’re providing. I’d try to convince them to allow me to use my laptop, but I have to use their headset to do my job, and I suspect it wouldn’t work on my system. I think it uses Windows 10, but I don’t know the version. With all this in mind, I’m hoping to install JAWS on it. I do, however, have some questions to ask.

First, how do I approach them regarding installing JAWS on the PC? I don’t know much about Narrator, and I do know more about JAWS, so that would make me more productive from the start. I would rather not bring up the A.D.A. unless I have to.

My other concern is installing JAWS itself. Since this PC is specifically for work, I suspect they have limited what can be installed on it. What do I need to tell them I need to install it?

I get this PC on Friday, and my training begins on Monday morning.  The good news is I have all weekend to sort this out. The bad news is I think there won’t be people who can help me that work there over the weekend. This is why I’m writing this note tonight. I have all day tomorrow to get advice and ideas.

Thanks in advance.

Kevin, my girlfriend Valerie, and furry Jilly

 


moderated Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?

Kevin Minor
 

Hi Hank.

 

First, I’m not starting Monday. Fanuiel, the company I will be working for is making sure JAWS will work with their software. From what I was told about it, I think it will, although some scripting may be necessary. The job I applied for is specifically for the area where I am. We’ll see how it goes.

 

Kevin

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hank William Merchant
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?

 

 

Hello Kevin,

 

Sorry that I am off topic with this email. Way to go on this new work from home job that you start on Monday! If I can ask, what is the name of this company and where are they located that you have obtained at this work from home customer service representative job that you start training forr on Monday? Any help with this would be so very much appreciated. Much, much thanks in advance for any possible help with this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the best,

Kind regards,

 

Hank

 

 

From: Glenn / Lenny

Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:37 PM

Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?

 

Well if that is of concern, I would use my own license and contact either the state agency first, or a private assistance provider, such as Easter Seals.  They can use "ticket to work" and if you aren't interested in giving the job to the state agency, let one of the private agencies use the ticket to work program.

Whoever provides it, other than the employer, gets reimbursed for their work with you.

The company may be able to benefit from tax incentives as well if they provide it.

Glenn

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

From: Jim Weiss via groups.io

Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:44 AM

Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?

 

Also, let’s not push our rights back into the dark ages.  What if you required a refreshable Braille Display.  Would you fork over $5,000 and purchase your own?  We have every right to have the equipment to perform our jobs!  We have fought long and hard for this right, don’t shove it out the door.  If you purchase your own license of JAWS you set a precedent for every single person with a disability that this company hires in the future.

Jim Weiss
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio - Board of Directors
Cuyahoga County Chapter - President



 

 

 

The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation’s blind. Every day we work together to help blind people live the lives they want.



On Jul 23, 2020, at 9:08 AM, JOHN RIEHL via groups.io <REALMAN02@...> wrote:

 

That is an excellent point. 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Weiss via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?

Several people have suggested avoiding paying for a Professional copy of JAWS and use a home use license.  The home use license is for just that, not for work.  Don’t forget that JAWS reaches out to the license server every time it is started.  You don’t know what type of information is being sent to the license server.  By using JAWS home annual license for work purposes is strictly forbidden and you take the chance of losing your license.  You may take your personal laptop to the office and use it for non-work related tasks, but if you are performing a job and using JAWS it really needs to be the Professional license.

Jim Weiss

“Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” | Henry Ford




On Jul 23, 2020, at 8:54 AM, JOHN RIEHL via groups.io<REALMAN02@...> wrote:

Here’s how I would approach my employer.

Tell them you’re thrilled to be working for them and you want to hit the ground running as far as being productive. In order to do this, you need to have JAWS, a “screen reader” (you may have to explain what that means) on the work laptop you’ll be using. 

If you are going to use your own personal copy of JAWS, tell them that and say you would like to install your own copy of JAWS on the computer (that means they won’t have to pay for a copy of JAWS). Emphasize that, if u’r eusing your own personal copy, they won’t have to pay anything.  If you want them to buy the program, you’ll need to tell them that and stress that it’s a reasonable accommodation you need in order to do the job. You don’t necessarily need to use ADA specifically. 

I urge you to get in touch with them immediately. 

Stress the positive nature of you being ready and eager to start  working; all you need is this one small reasonable accommodation, etc etc. 

Hope this helps. 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:16 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?

I'd ask them to install JAWS, but leave4 the licensing and configuring to you, unless they're providing the license, in which case, let them license it and then hand it over to you for the rest.

On 7/22/2020 10:58 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:

They probably have a tech person who takes care of their computers.

I would ask them to install Jaws for you and give them the Jaws key to put onto it.

Glenn

----- Original Message ----- 

From: Kevin Minor

Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:51 PM

Subject: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?

Hi.

I’ve just been hired as a customer service representative, a work from home job.  For my work, I’ll be using a PC that they’re providing. I’d try to convince them to allow me to use my laptop, but I have to use their headset to do my job, and I suspect it wouldn’t work on my system. I think it uses Windows 10, but I don’t know the version. With all this in mind, I’m hoping to install JAWS on it. I do, however, have some questions to ask.

First, how do I approach them regarding installing JAWS on the PC? I don’t know much about Narrator, and I do know more about JAWS, so that would make me more productive from the start. I would rather not bring up the A.D.A. unless I have to.

My other concern is installing JAWS itself. Since this PC is specifically for work, I suspect they have limited what can be installed on it. What do I need to tell them I need to install it?

I get this PC on Friday, and my training begins on Monday morning.  The good news is I have all weekend to sort this out. The bad news is I think there won’t be people who can help me that work there over the weekend. This is why I’m writing this note tonight. I have all day tomorrow to get advice and ideas.

Thanks in advance.

Kevin, my girlfriend Valerie, and furry Jilly

 


moderated Re: Finding my version of excel

Mike B
 

With Excel open press, Insert, control + V, this will give you the version of the current application.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:52 PM
Subject: Finding my version of excel

What’s the best way to find my version of excel. I want to send a message to support and give them accurate information.

The one I’m familiar with is insert -control- v

According to that command I have version 16.

All the best, Brian

 

 


moderated Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?

Hank William Merchant
 

 
Hello Kevin,
 
Sorry that I am off topic with this email. Way to go on this new work from home job that you start on Monday! If I can ask, what is the name of this company and where are they located that you have obtained at this work from home customer service representative job that you start training forr on Monday? Any help with this would be so very much appreciated. Much, much thanks in advance for any possible help with this.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All the best,
Kind regards,
 
Hank
 
 

From: Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?
 
Well if that is of concern, I would use my own license and contact either the state agency first, or a private assistance provider, such as Easter Seals.  They can use "ticket to work" and if you aren't interested in giving the job to the state agency, let one of the private agencies use the ticket to work program.
Whoever provides it, other than the employer, gets reimbursed for their work with you.
The company may be able to benefit from tax incentives as well if they provide it.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Weiss via groups.io
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?
 
Also, let’s not push our rights back into the dark ages.  What if you required a refreshable Braille Display.  Would you fork over $5,000 and purchase your own?  We have every right to have the equipment to perform our jobs!  We have fought long and hard for this right, don’t shove it out the door.  If you purchase your own license of JAWS you set a precedent for every single person with a disability that this company hires in the future.
Jim Weiss
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio - Board of Directors
Cuyahoga County Chapter - President




 
jimweiss72@...
 
 
The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation’s blind. Every day we work together to help blind people live the lives they want.


On Jul 23, 2020, at 9:08 AM, JOHN RIEHL via groups.io <REALMAN02@...> wrote:
 
That is an excellent point. 
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Weiss via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?
Several people have suggested avoiding paying for a Professional copy of JAWS and use a home use license.  The home use license is for just that, not for work.  Don’t forget that JAWS reaches out to the license server every time it is started.  You don’t know what type of information is being sent to the license server.  By using JAWS home annual license for work purposes is strictly forbidden and you take the chance of losing your license.  You may take your personal laptop to the office and use it for non-work related tasks, but if you are performing a job and using JAWS it really needs to be the Professional license.
Jim Weiss
jimweiss72@...

“Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” | Henry Ford



On Jul 23, 2020, at 8:54 AM, JOHN RIEHL via groups.io<REALMAN02@...> wrote:
Here’s how I would approach my employer.
Tell them you’re thrilled to be working for them and you want to hit the ground running as far as being productive. In order to do this, you need to have JAWS, a “screen reader” (you may have to explain what that means) on the work laptop you’ll be using. 
If you are going to use your own personal copy of JAWS, tell them that and say you would like to install your own copy of JAWS on the computer (that means they won’t have to pay for a copy of JAWS). Emphasize that, if u’r eusing your own personal copy, they won’t have to pay anything.  If you want them to buy the program, you’ll need to tell them that and stress that it’s a reasonable accommodation you need in order to do the job. You don’t necessarily need to use ADA specifically. 
I urge you to get in touch with them immediately. 
Stress the positive nature of you being ready and eager to start  working; all you need is this one small reasonable accommodation, etc etc. 
Hope this helps. 
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:16 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?
I'd ask them to install JAWS, but leave4 the licensing and configuring to you, unless they're providing the license, in which case, let them license it and then hand it over to you for the rest.
On 7/22/2020 10:58 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
They probably have a tech person who takes care of their computers.
I would ask them to install Jaws for you and give them the Jaws key to put onto it.
Glenn
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Kevin Minor
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:51 PM
Subject: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?
Hi.
I’ve just been hired as a customer service representative, a work from home job.  For my work, I’ll be using a PC that they’re providing. I’d try to convince them to allow me to use my laptop, but I have to use their headset to do my job, and I suspect it wouldn’t work on my system. I think it uses Windows 10, but I don’t know the version. With all this in mind, I’m hoping to install JAWS on it. I do, however, have some questions to ask.
First, how do I approach them regarding installing JAWS on the PC? I don’t know much about Narrator, and I do know more about JAWS, so that would make me more productive from the start. I would rather not bring up the A.D.A. unless I have to.
My other concern is installing JAWS itself. Since this PC is specifically for work, I suspect they have limited what can be installed on it. What do I need to tell them I need to install it?
I get this PC on Friday, and my training begins on Monday morning.  The good news is I have all weekend to sort this out. The bad news is I think there won’t be people who can help me that work there over the weekend. This is why I’m writing this note tonight. I have all day tomorrow to get advice and ideas.
Thanks in advance.
Kevin, my girlfriend Valerie, and furry Jilly

 


moderated Finding my version of excel

brian albriton
 

What’s the best way to find my version of excel. I want to send a message to support and give them accurate information.

The one I’m familiar with is insert -control- v

According to that command I have version 16.

All the best, Brian

 

 


moderated Re: Route jaws to PC no longer working

JM Casey
 

It doesn’t sound crazy at all. Keyboards can short out very easily and that’s one of the primary symptoms – some of the keys will not work. A good reason not to eat and drink in front of your computer I guess *grins*…

But before we go there – what happens when you press jaws key + minus then? Does jaws announce anything? Or is it silent? DO other jaws key combinations work? What if you turn keyboard help on—can you use the combinationt hen?

Finally, you tried just restarting jaws and/or the computer?

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Mauck
Sent: July 23, 2020 6:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Route jaws to PC no longer working

 

This might sound crazy, but test with another keyboard if you have an extra. I had a keyboard quit working with the Escape and numpad delete key. Different keyboard, back to working.

 

 

Regards:

 

Don Mauck | Senior Accessibility Evangelist | Accessibility Program Office |  (APO)

 

303.334.4184

Don.mauck@...

 

From: David Reynolds <david@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Route jaws to PC no longer working

 

Hi,

Using jaws key numpad minus to route jaws to pc is no longer working.

I’m using the latest version of JAWS, and I’m hoping that this is something I’ve messed up rather than a bug in jaws.

 

Very grateful for any help with this,

 

David.


moderated Re: Route jaws to PC no longer working

David Reynolds <david@...>
 

Hi,

 

I notice it works fine when I use shift+dots 4-6 on my focus 80.

No, numlock is off and it used to work fine with this keyboard,

Route PC to jaws works fine,

Thanks,

 

David.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Homuth
Sent: 23 July 2020 23:27
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Route jaws to PC no longer working

 

Works for me and I’m on same version. You didn’t accidentally turn numlock on, did you?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Reynolds
Sent: July 23, 2020 6:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Route jaws to PC no longer working

 

Hi,

Using jaws key numpad minus to route jaws to pc is no longer working.

I’m using the latest version of JAWS, and I’m hoping that this is something I’ve messed up rather than a bug in jaws.

 

Very grateful for any help with this,

 

David.


moderated Re: Route jaws to PC no longer working

Don Mauck
 

This might sound crazy, but test with another keyboard if you have an extra. I had a keyboard quit working with the Escape and numpad delete key. Different keyboard, back to working.

 

 

Regards:

 

Don Mauck | Senior Accessibility Evangelist | Accessibility Program Office |  (APO)

 

303.334.4184

Don.mauck@...

 

From: David Reynolds <david@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Route jaws to PC no longer working

 

Hi,

Using jaws key numpad minus to route jaws to pc is no longer working.

I’m using the latest version of JAWS, and I’m hoping that this is something I’ve messed up rather than a bug in jaws.

 

Very grateful for any help with this,

 

David.


moderated Re: Route jaws to PC no longer working

James Homuth
 

Works for me and I’m on same version. You didn’t accidentally turn numlock on, did you?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Reynolds
Sent: July 23, 2020 6:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Route jaws to PC no longer working

 

Hi,

Using jaws key numpad minus to route jaws to pc is no longer working.

I’m using the latest version of JAWS, and I’m hoping that this is something I’ve messed up rather than a bug in jaws.

 

Very grateful for any help with this,

 

David.


moderated Route jaws to PC no longer working

David Reynolds <david@...>
 

Hi,

Using jaws key numpad minus to route jaws to pc is no longer working.

I’m using the latest version of JAWS, and I’m hoping that this is something I’ve messed up rather than a bug in jaws.

 

Very grateful for any help with this,

 

David.


moderated Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?

Glenn / Lenny
 


Well if that is of concern, I would use my own license and contact either the state agency first, or a private assistance provider, such as Easter Seals.  They can use "ticket to work" and if you aren't interested in giving the job to the state agency, let one of the private agencies use the ticket to work program.
Whoever provides it, other than the employer, gets reimbursed for their work with you.
The company may be able to benefit from tax incentives as well if they provide it.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?

Also, let’s not push our rights back into the dark ages.  What if you required a refreshable Braille Display.  Would you fork over $5,000 and purchase your own?  We have every right to have the equipment to perform our jobs!  We have fought long and hard for this right, don’t shove it out the door.  If you purchase your own license of JAWS you set a precedent for every single person with a disability that this company hires in the future.
Jim Weiss
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio - Board of Directors
Cuyahoga County Chapter - President







The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation’s blind. Every day we work together to help blind people live the lives they want.


On Jul 23, 2020, at 9:08 AM, JOHN RIEHL via groups.io <REALMAN02@...> wrote:

That is an excellent point. 
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Weiss via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?
Several people have suggested avoiding paying for a Professional copy of JAWS and use a home use license.  The home use license is for just that, not for work.  Don’t forget that JAWS reaches out to the license server every time it is started.  You don’t know what type of information is being sent to the license server.  By using JAWS home annual license for work purposes is strictly forbidden and you take the chance of losing your license.  You may take your personal laptop to the office and use it for non-work related tasks, but if you are performing a job and using JAWS it really needs to be the Professional license.
Jim Weiss

“Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” | Henry Ford



On Jul 23, 2020, at 8:54 AM, JOHN RIEHL via groups.io<REALMAN02@...> wrote:
Here’s how I would approach my employer.
Tell them you’re thrilled to be working for them and you want to hit the ground running as far as being productive. In order to do this, you need to have JAWS, a “screen reader” (you may have to explain what that means) on the work laptop you’ll be using. 
If you are going to use your own personal copy of JAWS, tell them that and say you would like to install your own copy of JAWS on the computer (that means they won’t have to pay for a copy of JAWS). Emphasize that, if u’r eusing your own personal copy, they won’t have to pay anything.  If you want them to buy the program, you’ll need to tell them that and stress that it’s a reasonable accommodation you need in order to do the job. You don’t necessarily need to use ADA specifically. 
I urge you to get in touch with them immediately. 
Stress the positive nature of you being ready and eager to start  working; all you need is this one small reasonable accommodation, etc etc. 
Hope this helps. 
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:16 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?
I'd ask them to install JAWS, but leave4 the licensing and configuring to you, unless they're providing the license, in which case, let them license it and then hand it over to you for the rest.
On 7/22/2020 10:58 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
They probably have a tech person who takes care of their computers.
I would ask them to install Jaws for you and give them the Jaws key to put onto it.
Glenn
----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:51 PM
Subject: How do I approach an employer regarding installing JAWS on a PC they're giving me for my job?
Hi.
I’ve just been hired as a customer service representative, a work from home job.  For my work, I’ll be using a PC that they’re providing. I’d try to convince them to allow me to use my laptop, but I have to use their headset to do my job, and I suspect it wouldn’t work on my system. I think it uses Windows 10, but I don’t know the version. With all this in mind, I’m hoping to install JAWS on it. I do, however, have some questions to ask.
First, how do I approach them regarding installing JAWS on the PC? I don’t know much about Narrator, and I do know more about JAWS, so that would make me more productive from the start. I would rather not bring up the A.D.A. unless I have to.
My other concern is installing JAWS itself. Since this PC is specifically for work, I suspect they have limited what can be installed on it. What do I need to tell them I need to install it?
I get this PC on Friday, and my training begins on Monday morning.  The good news is I have all weekend to sort this out. The bad news is I think there won’t be people who can help me that work there over the weekend. This is why I’m writing this note tonight. I have all day tomorrow to get advice and ideas.
Thanks in advance.
Kevin, my girlfriend Valerie, and furry Jilly



moderated Re: filling out PDFs

 

Word 2013, if that's what you have, can definitely open PDF files:

How to edit a PDF document in Word 2013 - TechRepublic

How to Open PDF in Word: 15 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

Opening PDFs in Word - Word

 

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


moderated Re: filling out PDFs

Madison Martin
 

2013 I think.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: July 23, 2020 10:56 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: filling out PDFs

 

On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 10:38 AM, Madison Martin wrote:

guess my version of Word is too old.

What version of Word are you using?
 
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The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: filling out PDFs

 

On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 10:38 AM, Madison Martin wrote:
guess my version of Word is too old.
What version of Word are you using?
 
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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