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moderated Re: jaws2020 fonts letter size

O.Addison Gethers
 

Hi Don  and Brian 

I figured out there is another way to do fonts size  ,it is press ctrl + d  then the dialogue box  come up  fonts size  press alt  s  then use down arrow to choose the size then press enter

Addison

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via groups.io
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 4:48 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws2020 fonts letter size

 

Addison,

I just realized it’s actually Control shift period for increasing font size.  Likewise, it’s control shift , for decreasing it.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 11:26 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws2020 fonts letter size

 

Hi there  Thanks

Addison

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via groups.io
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 11:35 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws2020 fonts letter size

 

Addison,

There are several ways.  On the fly, I like to select the text I want to adjust then hit control period. You’ll hear JAWS announce the font size in increments each time you hit that key combination.  You can also hit Control D to open a font dialog box to adjust all sorts of aspects or type in a font size.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers
Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:22 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: jaws2020 fonts letter size

 

Hi All  I thought I did saved the fonts letter size in my microsoft word document but didn’t ,Can anyone tell me how to change fonts size  from 12 to 16 ?

Thanks

Addison

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moderated Re: podcast apps

Hope Williamson
 

On 10/20/2020 1:05 PM, Randy Barnett wrote:

Sticher is supposed to be accessible. I havent used it but it was recomended to me.

On 10/20/2020 11:07 AM, Marianne Denning wrote:

Are there any accessible podcast apps so I can subscribe to different podcasts on my Windows 10 computer?


moderated JAWS Repair and FS REader icon is back

Tony Sohl
 

Hi I did the repair and I did not loose all my settings. It automatically imports all your seetns back into the repare.

The FS REader icon is back on myu desk top. Thansk for all the help.

--
Sent from my Windows 10 HP


moderated Re: A Question About JAWS Accessibility

Chris Nestrud
 

It is, provided that your employer is willing to do some configuration
on their end. This document may be useful:

https://support.freedomscientific.com/Content/Documents/Other/RemoteAccessAuthorizationInstructions.pdf

Chris

On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 12:46:09AM -0400, Lynne Moore wrote:
Hello everyone. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out
there. I am currently job hunting for transcription jobs I can do from
home and some of them say that my computer needs to be able to run
virtual desktop interface. Does anyone know if that is accessible with
JAWS? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Lynne Moore




References

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2. mailto:main@jfw.groups.io?subject=Re:%20A%20Question%20About%20JAWS%20Accessibility
3. mailto:lynne57moore@gmail.com?subject=Private:%20Re:%20A%20Question%20About%20JAWS%20Accessibility
4. https://groups.io/mt/77675701/1230489
5. https://jfw.groups.io/g/main/post
6. http://www.freedomscientific.com/
7. http://www.groups.io/g/jfw/threads
8. http://n2.nabble.com/JAWS-for-Windows-f2145279.html
9. https://jfw.groups.io/g/main/editsub/1230489
10. mailto:main+owner@jfw.groups.io
11. https://jfw.groups.io/g/main/leave/defanged


moderated Re: Question About Excel

Ali Ismail <haydaraliismail90@...>
 

I seem to have the same problem.

I normally use excel for a glossary of terms. As I am a university student,
numerous terms that I have to deal with are new to me. Therefore, I have an
excel work sheet divided into four columns. In the first Colum, I have a
word that requires a definition, in the second Columb I have the type of
word i.e. verb, noun, adjective, or adverb; then, in the third Columb I have
the definition, and finally, in the 4th Columb I have an example of the word
applied in a sentence.

I have often observed that when I am using f2 for a cell within the first
column, I can comfortably use my left and right arrows to check the spelling
of a particular word. However, if I go to my third or fourth Columb, which
constitutes of multiple words, I am unable to use jaws to navigate within
the cell. This is really strange, and I have not found a solution to this
problem. I have also tried the suggestion mentioned below with regards to
unchecking the 'allow editing directly in cells' box, but it seems to be
unsuccessful on my end.

If someone has a solution of this, I, likewise, will be very grateful.

Below are the specs of my computer:
Lenovo ThinkPad laptop with windows 10 running on it.
Jaws version 18.
Microsoft office 2016

With the best of wishes,

Ali

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: 20 October 2020 11:51
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question About Excel

Maybe.
1. In Excel, go to advanced options: alt-f, then t, then a.
2. Tab to "allow editing directly in cells" and be sure it is not checked.

Good luck!
At 07:37 PM 10/19/2020, you wrote:

Lately, I have noticed that when I hit the F2 key to edit a cell, JAWS
reads the contents, but I cannot move through the contents of a cell.
For example if I want to check the spelling of an entry, I usually hit
F2 and arrow back and forth to see the spelling. I do the same thing if
I want to check a formula. Am I missing a JAWS or Excel setting?


moderated Re: OEClassic problem reading folder and message lists

Mike B
 

Hi Phil,
 
Try these settings to make your folder navigation a little better with OE Classic.
1. Press, Alt + T, for Tools and press the letter, O, for options then on the General tab, uncheck always Show the Send & Receive window, tab to, Apply,
press the spacebar, and tab to get to the list of options.  When you get to, General down arrow to, Layout.
 
2. On the layout tab, tab to, Position Email combobox and put this on Hidden.  Tab 1 time to, Show header and you want this checked.  Tab 1 time to, Position
News combobox and again choose, Hidden.  Tab 1 time to, Show header and uncheck this checkbox.  Tab to, Okay, and press enter to save / close.
Note: On the layout Tab, I don't have, Contacts checked, but I do have Folder Bar, Folder List, Tool Bar and Status Bar checked.
 
I'll tell y'all this folder list reading sucks, but you can only try to make it better and experimentation is a must.
 

Take care and stay safe.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers & Rams!
Main's Law:  For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.

----- Original Message -----
From: Phil Cox
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:06 PM
Subject: OEClassic problem reading folder and message lists

Hello Fellow Listers
 
I have installed the OEClassic free version and everything seems to work fine except that my Jaws2020 will not focus on or read/speak the folderlist or message list. Also, I have not determined what key command such as TAB or Enter is used to open or close a folder.
 
Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong, please?
 
TIA
Phil


moderated Re: braille display with jaws

ratshtron
 

I will remember that next time if there is a next time, lol! I had to wait a little over a week to return the device and I did go through the process of exercising the pins and didn't help. You would have thought this would have been caught at the company before it was sent out but of course it was only a dot 1 in only one cell. I have noticed that sometimes dots stay up when shutting down the device and I have to turn it back on and shut it down again to make the dots drop. I wish I could use my alva model abt80 that's 23 years old but it is no longer supported by jaws.
Legend has it that on Tuesday 10/20/2020 10:55 AM, Richard Turner said:
----------------------------------------
It is pretty standard that you pay for shipping to a company, but they will cover the shipping back since it is under warranty.
I recommend sending things via Priority Mail through the US post office.

It is much cheaper than FedEx or UPS and you can track the package etc.
I hope you communicate with them before sendning it in and had done all the steps to exercise the pins and generate the log files to send them....



Richard
"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,â€&#65533; 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

Live long and prosper 🭭

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ratshtron
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: braille display with jaws

hmmm, I purchased an orbit reader 20 plus a couple of months ago and didn't have one week and I had to send it back because one dot in cell 15 wasn't lifting. cost me to send it back. I wished I had had the funds to purchase the new 40 cell unit from APH, lol!


Legend has it that on Monday 10/19/2020 08:41 AM, Sharon said:
----------------------------------------

My orbit has had to be fixed at least four times:

Missing dots.

Bad motor.

Dots staying up even when machine is off.

Inability to turn machine on.

Probably have spent more fixing it than it cost in the first place!





From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ali Ismail
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 2:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: braille display with jaws



Hi Richard,



Thanks for this. this is really helpful.



I̢۪ll bl be looking more into these.



Best wishes,



Ali



From:
<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>main@jfw.groups.io
<<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard
Turner
Sent: 19 October 2020 03:46
To: <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: braille display with jaws



Ali,

Orbit Research will be releasing a 40 cell display very soon. Their 20
cell is quite good. The 40 will cost about $1400.

Freedom Scientific sells their Focus 40 5th jeneration display for
around $2800.

Humanware and The American Printing House for the blind have released
their Mantis 40 cell display that has a TWERTY Keyboard instead of a
braille keyboard for around $2500.

HIMS has the QBraille 40 that I believe is about $3200.

I hope that helps you get started.









Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must
pass himself,â€&#65533; 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, I̢۪ve never once
regretted ex extending it.)" - Edward Herbert



On Oct 18, 2020, at 7:22 PM, Ali Ismail
<<mailto:haydaraliismail90@gmail.com>haydaraliismail90@gmail.com> wrote:



Hi everyone,



I am new to this group, and I hope that my
questions is appropriate to be addressed in here.



I was wondering if someone could advise me with
regards to where I could purchase a portable
wireless braille display (40 cells)?



I am a Jaws user; however, I love to engage in
reading in braille. Although I like when Jaws
would read to me a long piece of text, I still
wish to also remained active with my braille
reading skills. As braille books takes a lot of
space, braille displays are just perfect when
reading electronic text in braille.



I would be very grateful if someone could help me with this query.



With the best of wishes,



Ali



----------------------------------------







----------------------------------------


moderated Re: A Question About JAWS Accessibility

Michael Mote
 

The remote add-on is available on the home use JAWS license but not the annual subscription. I just wanted to add that. I have users using both the pro and home use licenses with Citrix and the VDI set-up. It does work well.

I would highly recommend that you use the VDI in full screen mode, so you can use JAWS just like you do on your local desktop.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abraham Sweiss
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 3:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: A Question About JAWS Accessibility

 

Hello lynn

 

I use jaws with Citrix VDI on a daily basis. 

 

First you need to purchase the jaws remote desktop license.  Now what I am not sure of is if this license is available for the home edition or if it is only available with the pro version.  VFO sales would need to confirm.

 

Once the license is installed then the remote server will need to have jaws installed.  This install does not need a license and is a free install.  Once you connect to the VDI, your client license will be used.

And on the VDI, jaws needs to be running.

 

In  the jaws help, there are a list of commands that can be used.

 

Thanks, Abraham            

 

From: Lee Anne Atkinson
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: A Question About JAWS Accessibility

 

Hi Lynn, 

 

I have successfully used JAWS with a virtual desktop.  JAWS needs to be installed on the virtual desktop as well as your "personal" desktop.   I cannot recall the keyboard commands to switch between desktops but it does work.  If you want to email me off list you can do that.

 

lee.atkinson@...

 

Best, Lee Anne

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lynne Moore
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:46 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: A Question About JAWS Accessibility

 

Hello everyone.  I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there.  I am currently job hunting for transcription jobs I can do from home and some of them say that my computer needs to be able to run virtual desktop interface.  Does anyone know if that is accessible with JAWS?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.

Lynne Moore

 

 


moderated Re: podcast apps

Randy Barnett
 

Also Audible supports podcasts if you use it.

On 10/20/2020 1:05 PM, Randy Barnett via groups.io wrote:

Sticher is supposed to be accessible. I havent used it but it was recomended to me.

On 10/20/2020 11:07 AM, Marianne Denning wrote:

Are there any accessible podcast apps so I can subscribe to different podcasts on my Windows 10 computer?


moderated Re: podcast apps

Randy Barnett
 

Sticher is supposed to be accessible. I havent used it but it was recomended to me.

On 10/20/2020 11:07 AM, Marianne Denning wrote:

Are there any accessible podcast apps so I can subscribe to different podcasts on my Windows 10 computer?


moderated Re: A Question About JAWS Accessibility

Abraham Sweiss
 

Hello lynn

 

I use jaws with Citrix VDI on a daily basis. 

 

First you need to purchase the jaws remote desktop license.  Now what I am not sure of is if this license is available for the home edition or if it is only available with the pro version.  VFO sales would need to confirm.

 

Once the license is installed then the remote server will need to have jaws installed.  This install does not need a license and is a free install.  Once you connect to the VDI, your client license will be used.

And on the VDI, jaws needs to be running.

 

In  the jaws help, there are a list of commands that can be used.

 

Thanks, Abraham            

 

From: Lee Anne Atkinson
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: A Question About JAWS Accessibility

 

Hi Lynn, 

 

I have successfully used JAWS with a virtual desktop.  JAWS needs to be installed on the virtual desktop as well as your "personal" desktop.   I cannot recall the keyboard commands to switch between desktops but it does work.  If you want to email me off list you can do that.

 

lee.atkinson@...

 

Best, Lee Anne

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lynne Moore
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:46 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: A Question About JAWS Accessibility

 

Hello everyone.  I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there.  I am currently job hunting for transcription jobs I can do from home and some of them say that my computer needs to be able to run virtual desktop interface.  Does anyone know if that is accessible with JAWS?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.

Lynne Moore

 

 


moderated Re: A Question About JAWS Accessibility

Abraham Sweiss
 

Hello Lynn,

 

I use jaws with Citrix Virtual Desktop (VDI )  and Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP)  on a regular basis.

 

First thing that needs to be done is to contact VFO sales and purchase the remote desktop license.  What I am not sure of is if this license is available on the home edition or if the pro version of  jaws is required.  VFO sales will need to confirm.

 

Once the license is installed on your version of jaws (client)  then jaws will need to be installed on the  remote desktops.  The jaws version on the remote desktop does not need a license and is a free install. 

Once the client connects to the server, the clients  license will be used.  I mention this  so that when this topic is brought up to potential employers they will understand that this will not be an added cost on the server side.

 

jaws help has a list of the commands that are used for both VDI and RDP setups. 

 

However what I do for VDI is after I connect,  I use the key combination of control  plus shift plus F1.  This makes the VDI screen take over your desktop and now you can use the jaws commands you would normally use on your own desktop and not have to learn the new key combinations for VDI.

For RDP the key combination is control plus alt plus either insert or page up.  And use the same key combinations to get back to your own desktop.

 

One got-cha is sometimes the caps lock gets stuck and it can take several attempts or a reboot to get it to turn off.  VFO support has not been of any help to address this issue.

 

Hope this helps. 

 

 

Thanks, Abraham            

 

From: Lee Anne Atkinson
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: A Question About JAWS Accessibility

 

Hi Lynn, 

 

I have successfully used JAWS with a virtual desktop.  JAWS needs to be installed on the virtual desktop as well as your "personal" desktop.   I cannot recall the keyboard commands to switch between desktops but it does work.  If you want to email me off list you can do that.

 

lee.atkinson@...

 

Best, Lee Anne

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lynne Moore
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:46 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: A Question About JAWS Accessibility

 

Hello everyone.  I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there.  I am currently job hunting for transcription jobs I can do from home and some of them say that my computer needs to be able to run virtual desktop interface.  Does anyone know if that is accessible with JAWS?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.

Lynne Moore

 

 


moderated OEClassic problem reading folder and message lists

Phil Cox
 

Hello Fellow Listers
 
I have installed the OEClassic free version and everything seems to work fine except that my Jaws2020 will not focus on or read/speak the folderlist or message list. Also, I have not determined what key command such as TAB or Enter is used to open or close a folder.
 
Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong, please?
 
TIA
Phil


moderated podcast apps

Marianne Denning
 

Are there any accessible podcast apps so I can subscribe to different podcasts on my Windows 10 computer?


moderated Re: Focus 40 Braille Display firmware downloads

Marianne Denning
 

You may not be able to upgrade it since it is a very old model. You should contact VFO to see if the firmware can be updated.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sherri
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Focus 40 Braille Display firmware downloads

 

I have a very old Focus 40 Braille display.  It shuts down in the middle of whatever I am doing after I have been on the particular application for a certain amount of time.  Someone said to update to the latest firmware version.  How do I know which version to install?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you in advance.

 

 

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Together with love, hope, and determination, we transform dreams into reality.

 

 


moderated Focus 40 Braille Display firmware downloads

Sherri
 

I have a very old Focus 40 Braille display.  It shuts down in the middle of whatever I am doing after I have been on the particular application for a certain amount of time.  Someone said to update to the latest firmware version.  How do I know which version to install?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you in advance.

 

 

Sherri Brun

flmom2006@...

NFBF Newsline Marketer

Phone:  1-844-827-7371

                                The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations

of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back. 

Together with love, hope, and determination, we transform dreams into reality.

 


moderated Re: A Question About JAWS Accessibility

Amanda Crocker
 

You can get a JAWS dongle for this. Basically it’s a USB that holds the license. JAWS needs to be installed on both machines but you don’t need to purchase a license for both machines. You buy a JAWS dongle from freedom scientific. It holds the license.

 

So I have the dongle on my laptop at home. I also have JAWS installed on my laptop at home. I turn JAWS on on my home laptop. I then remote into my machine in the office and turn JAWS on on my work machine. There is only 1 license for both JAWS.

 

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Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: A Question About JAWS Accessibility

 


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Hi Lynn, 

 

I have successfully used JAWS with a virtual desktop.  JAWS needs to be installed on the virtual desktop as well as your "personal" desktop.   I cannot recall the keyboard commands to switch between desktops but it does work.  If you want to email me off list you can do that.

 

lee.atkinson@...

 

Best, Lee Anne

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lynne Moore
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:46 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: A Question About JAWS Accessibility

 

Hello everyone.  I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there.  I am currently job hunting for transcription jobs I can do from home and some of them say that my computer needs to be able to run virtual desktop interface.  Does anyone know if that is accessible with JAWS?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.

Lynne Moore

 

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moderated Re: A Question About JAWS Accessibility

Lee Anne Atkinson
 

Hi Lynn, 

 

I have successfully used JAWS with a virtual desktop.  JAWS needs to be installed on the virtual desktop as well as your "personal" desktop.   I cannot recall the keyboard commands to switch between desktops but it does work.  If you want to email me off list you can do that.

 

lee.atkinson@...

 

Best, Lee Anne

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lynne Moore
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:46 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: A Question About JAWS Accessibility

 

Hello everyone.  I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there.  I am currently job hunting for transcription jobs I can do from home and some of them say that my computer needs to be able to run virtual desktop interface.  Does anyone know if that is accessible with JAWS?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.

Lynne Moore

 


moderated Re: braille display with jaws

Richard Turner
 

It is pretty standard that you pay for shipping to a company, but they will cover the shipping back since it is under warranty.
I recommend sending things via Priority Mail through the US post office.

It is much cheaper than FedEx or UPS and you can track the package etc.
I hope you communicate with them before sendning it in and had done all the steps to exercise the pins and generate the log files to send them....



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

Live long and prosper 🖖

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ratshtron
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: braille display with jaws

hmmm, I purchased an orbit reader 20 plus a couple of months ago and didn't have one week and I had to send it back because one dot in cell 15 wasn't lifting. cost me to send it back. I wished I had had the funds to purchase the new 40 cell unit from APH, lol!


Legend has it that on Monday 10/19/2020 08:41 AM, Sharon said:
----------------------------------------

My orbit has had to be fixed at least four times:

Missing dots.

Bad motor.

Dots staying up even when machine is off.

Inability to turn machine on.

Probably have spent more fixing it than it cost in the first place!





From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ali Ismail
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 2:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: braille display with jaws



Hi Richard,



Thanks for this. this is really helpful.



I’ll be looking more into these.



Best wishes,



Ali



From:
<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>main@jfw.groups.io
<<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard
Turner
Sent: 19 October 2020 03:46
To: <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: braille display with jaws



Ali,

Orbit Research will be releasing a 40 cell display very soon. Their 20
cell is quite good. The 40 will cost about $1400.

Freedom Scientific sells their Focus 40 5th jeneration display for
around $2800.

Humanware and The American Printing House for the blind have released
their Mantis 40 cell display that has a TWERTY Keyboard instead of a
braille keyboard for around $2500.

HIMS has the QBraille 40 that I believe is about $3200.

I hope that helps you get started.









Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must
pass himself,â€&#65533; 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



On Oct 18, 2020, at 7:22 PM, Ali Ismail
<<mailto:haydaraliismail90@gmail.com>haydaraliismail90@gmail.com> wrote:



Hi everyone,



I am new to this group, and I hope that my
questions is appropriate to be addressed in here.



I was wondering if someone could advise me with
regards to where I could purchase a portable
wireless braille display (40 cells)?



I am a Jaws user; however, I love to engage in
reading in braille. Although I like when Jaws
would read to me a long piece of text, I still
wish to also remained active with my braille
reading skills. As braille books takes a lot of
space, braille displays are just perfect when
reading electronic text in braille.



I would be very grateful if someone could help me with this query.



With the best of wishes,



Ali



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moderated Re: braille display with jaws

ratshtron
 

hmmm, I purchased an orbit reader 20 plus a couple of months ago and didn't have one week and I had to send it back because one dot in cell 15 wasn't lifting. cost me to send it back. I wished I had had the funds to purchase the new 40 cell unit from APH, lol!


Legend has it that on Monday 10/19/2020 08:41 AM, Sharon said:
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My orbit has had to be fixed at least four times:

Missing dots.

Bad motor.

Dots staying up even when machine is off.

Inability to turn machine on.

Probably have spent more fixing it than it cost in the first place!





From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ali Ismail
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 2:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: braille display with jaws



Hi Richard,



Thanks for this. this is really helpful.



I’ll be looking more into these.



Best wishes,



Ali



From: <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>main@jfw.groups.io <<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: 19 October 2020 03:46
To: <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: braille display with jaws



Ali,

Orbit Research will be releasing a 40 cell display very soon. Their 20 cell is quite good. The 40 will cost about $1400.

Freedom Scientific sells their Focus 40 5th jeneration display for around $2800.

Humanware and The American Printing House for the blind have released their Mantis 40 cell display that has a TWERTY Keyboard instead of a braille keyboard for around $2500.

HIMS has the QBraille 40 that I believe is about $3200.

I hope that helps you get started.









Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,â€&#65533; 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



On Oct 18, 2020, at 7:22 PM, Ali Ismail <<mailto:haydaraliismail90@gmail.com>haydaraliismail90@gmail.com> wrote:



Hi everyone,



I am new to this group, and I hope that my questions is appropriate to be addressed in here.



I was wondering if someone could advise me with regards to where I could purchase a portable wireless braille display (40 cells)?



I am a Jaws user; however, I love to engage in reading in braille. Although I like when Jaws would read to me a long piece of text, I still wish to also remained active with my braille reading skills. As braille books takes a lot of space, braille displays are just perfect when reading electronic text in braille.



I would be very grateful if someone could help me with this query.



With the best of wishes,



Ali



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