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moderated Re: using Jarte with JAWS

Mario
 

David, thanks for your help, it works now. BTW, got any other tips for using Jarte with JAWS and/(or NVDA)?

-------- Original Message --------
From: David Goldfield [mailto:david.goldfield@outlook.com]
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020, 11:35 AM
Subject: using Jarte with JAWS
Hello. I also ran into the problem where JAWS seemed to no longer
support cursor navigation in Jarte. You will be happy to know that there
is a very simple fix for this problem which is achieved by toggling the
state of enhanced edit support within the JAWS settings center. See my
blog post
<https://davidgoldfield.wordpress.com/2020/10/08/jaws-tip-is-jaws-not-speaking-as-you-move-your-cursor-try-toggling-enhanced-edit-support/>for

detailed instructions for those who are not familiar with adjusting
options within Settings Center. However, going into Settings Center and
toggling Enhanced Edit support will definitely fix the problem.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 11/1/2020 11:27 AM, Mike B wrote:
Hi David,
What's the work around for NVDA?  Someone else is having problems with
Jaws & NVDA running Windows 10 with J2020.

Take care and stay safe.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Rams!
Main's Law:  For every action there is an equal and opposite
government program.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* David Griffith <mailto:daj.griffith@gmail.com>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Sunday, November 01, 2020 5:35 AM
*Subject:* Re: using Jarte with JAWS

I know that this is not particularly useful for a Jaws list but I
personally found that Jarte has become unusable with Jaws. However it
still works perfectly well with NVDA as a workaround.

David Griffith.

Sent from Mail
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for Windows 10

*From: *Mario <mailto:mrb620@hotmail.com>
*Sent: *01 November 2020 01:21
*To: *main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject: *using Jarte with JAWS

an acquaintance is using Jarte with JAWS 2020 on Windows 10, and when he

types, the letters are announced, but when he attempts to review what he

wrote, JAWS just says nothing. I asked him to do a few things, and

discovered pressing insert+homerow 5 announces black on black. his wife

who is sighted says that the lettering is black on a white background,

but the untyped area is blackish blue. shouldn't the untyped background

be white?

what needs to be done in order to have JAWS read what has been typed if

he needs to check what he typed or navigate to a misspelling to correct?

might there be some settings other than fiddling with the color settings?


moderated Re: Accessible 3 in 1 Printer

tina sohl
 




Dan, are those brother printers very expensive? how expensive are the epson's you guys are talking about too. I know someone else mentioned Epson I have a 5-year-old HP printer that works pretty well for me but I have considered upgrading in the next couple of years well I still have a working printer and can just choose to upgrade rather than the printer dying hopefully. and I'm wondering how expensive these printers with buttons are. hopefully the Android apps are as accessible as they are for everybody on iOS the HP app seems to be. I grabbed it last night for my current printer to play with it.



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10e.


-------- Original message --------
From: Dan Longmore <danlongmore44@...>
Date: 11/1/20 11:29 AM (GMT-07:00)
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible 3 in 1 Printer

Hi,

  Brother makes 3 in 1 printers with buttons.  I use the Brother MFC DW.  It has a screen but most functions can be accomplished with the buttons and numeric key pad.  Brother can also be linked to your computer and the software is fairly accessible.  Also, has an app for your mobile device which on the I Phone is easy to use.  Again, Brother has the buttons and does very well with low ink useage.  Not the fastest but very good.

 

Dan

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry McMillan via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2020 8:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Accessible 3 in 1 Printer

 

Does anyone know of an accessible 3 in 1 printer?  Today’s printers are mostly digital with a flat screen for navigation.  I need a flatbed surface to scan my reading material.  I can’t find any printers with buttons.

Thanks

Larry


moderated Re: Accessible 3 in 1 Printer

Feliciano G
 

Hi,
I particularly like and recommend epson printers/all-in-one  as the epson software is accessible with screen readers.

Feliciano
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On Oct 31, 2020, at 5:41 PM, Larry McMillan via groups.io <macstantax@...> wrote:



Does anyone know of an accessible 3 in 1 printer?  Today’s printers are mostly digital with a flat screen for navigation.  I need a flatbed surface to scan my reading material.  I can’t find any printers with buttons.

Thanks

Larry


moderated Re: Accessible 3 in 1 Printer

Dan Longmore
 

Hi,

  Brother makes 3 in 1 printers with buttons.  I use the Brother MFC DW.  It has a screen but most functions can be accomplished with the buttons and numeric key pad.  Brother can also be linked to your computer and the software is fairly accessible.  Also, has an app for your mobile device which on the I Phone is easy to use.  Again, Brother has the buttons and does very well with low ink useage.  Not the fastest but very good.

 

Dan

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Larry McMillan via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2020 8:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Accessible 3 in 1 Printer

 

Does anyone know of an accessible 3 in 1 printer?  Today’s printers are mostly digital with a flat screen for navigation.  I need a flatbed surface to scan my reading material.  I can’t find any printers with buttons.

Thanks

Larry


moderated Re: using Jarte with JAWS

David Griffith
 

Many thanks for this David

David G.

               

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: D                avid Goldfield
Sent: 01 November 2020 16:35
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: using Jarte with JAWS

 

Hello. I also ran into the problem where JAWS seemed to no longer support cursor navigation in Jarte. You will be happy to know that there is a very simple fix for this problem which is achieved by toggling the state of enhanced edit support within the JAWS settings center. See my blog post for detailed instructions for those who are not familiar with adjusting options within Settings Center. However, going into Settings Center and toggling Enhanced Edit support will definitely fix the problem.



David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 11/1/2020 11:27 AM, Mike B wrote:

Hi David,

 

What's the work around for NVDA?  Someone else is having problems with Jaws & NVDA running Windows 10 with J2020.


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

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

Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2020 5:35 AM

Subject: Re: using Jarte with JAWS

 

I know that this is not particularly useful for a Jaws list but I personally found that Jarte has become unusable with Jaws. However it still works perfectly well with NVDA as a workaround.

David Griffith.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mario
Sent: 01 November 2020 01:21
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: using Jarte with JAWS

 

an acquaintance is using Jarte with JAWS 2020 on Windows 10, and when he

types, the letters are announced, but when he attempts to review what he

wrote, JAWS just says nothing. I asked him to do a few things, and

discovered pressing insert+homerow 5 announces black on black. his wife

who is sighted says that the lettering is black on a white background,

but the untyped area is blackish blue. shouldn't the untyped background

be white?

 

what needs to be done in order to have JAWS read what has been typed if

he needs to check what he typed or navigate to a misspelling to correct?

 

might there be some settings other than fiddling with the color settings?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


moderated Re: Refresher course

Michael Massey
 

Mike.  As you have said, and I quote, “Thanks mui mucho!”  When you provided the steps, I thought, oh yeah, now I remember.  I got the keys I had disabled previously which were the escape key and the enter key.  I found the enter key listed under return/enter.  Wow!  There are 84 keys, whiw! Thanks again.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Sunday, November 1, 2020 9:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Refresher course

 

Michael,

 

Try going into the Settings Center default all applications with keystroke, Insert + 6, on the number row then press, Control, Shift + D.

 

Down arrow to, Keyboard closed, it's 17 of 26 and right arrow to open.

 

Down arrow to, General closed, and right arrow to open.

 

Down arrow to, Manage key labels..., and press the spacebar to open.  Do not press enter here, if you press enter it'll take you out of the Settings Center, so use the spacebar.

 

Find the key you want to change and tab 1 time to toggle for mute or speak.

 

When you're done tab to, Okay, press the spacebar tab to, Okay, again and press enter to save / close.


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

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

Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2020 5:39 AM

Subject: Refresher course

 

Hi.  I am in the same situation Mr. Rawls is in.  Anyway, when installing Windows updates on patch Tuesday on my desktop pc and laptop pc, the internet went down while my Hp laptop pc was installing the updates.  This caused the Windows 10 updates to become corrupted.  Numerous calls to the Microsoft disability answer desk did not solve the issue until the case was escalated.  Now Jaws is announcing keystrokes like enter and escape.  I have been poking around trying to remember how to disable those keystrokes from speaking.  Sorry if I misspelled your last name, Jim. 


moderated Re: What region am I in?

Mike B.
 


Hi Mark,
 
Read all of the following and hopefully it'll help:
 
 Original Message 
From: JM Casey
Hi everyone.
I was recently talking to some people designing a website, and attempting to
describe the experience using a screen-reader. I explained about quick
navigation, the virtual cursor/buffer, and the various types of elements to
which a screen-reader can quickly position its reading cursor. Although I
have yet to talk to the actual developer, and I think he might have a
greater understanding of this, I was unable to adequately describe a
"region", and how navigating by regions, or quickly jumping to the "main
region", has become essential on, for example, my bank website, which is
full of junk. Essentially, nobody seemed very familiar with this idea of
"regions". 
I found this page:
https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices/examples/landmarks/region.html
 
Which provides a decent explanation. I'm still only vaguely sure what aria
is, though.
 
Does anyone familiar with web-coding on the list feel like chiming in, I
wonder?
JM
 
From:
Roger Newell
OK, this is going to be a bit of a rant, but please read it all
because you will hopefully find it interesting and important.
 
About ten years ago, a new concept was invented. It was called Web
2.0. It isn't a new "version" of the web, but rather a new approach to
what the web is and what it can do. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the
web was simply a portal for reading and editing basic information, but
around 2008 or so, this began tochange with the advent of Facebook,
Twitter and more comprehensive websites. People started using the web
for everything from banking to advanced document creation to even
viewing and manipulating the files on other devices.
 
To keep up with this, The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) created
Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA). Many web developers saw
the need to use nonstandard controls on their websites. For example,
rather than having a button that advanced a user to a completely
different page to see information, they wanted to have controls that
expanded and collapsed different parts of a page. To let screen reader
users know exactly what they were seeing, ARIA can be used to tell the
screen reader and the blind user something like, "Hey. This is a
nonstandard control. Just think of it as a button and you'll be okay.
And by the way, right now, it's open, so there's more information to
see on this page." Web developers can use ARIA to give sections of
their pages custom region names. As an example, go to the Training
Downloads Page of the Freedom Scientific website.
 
A few years after ARIA came along, HTML5 (the latest version of the
markup language used to code websites) was released. This gave web
developers a lot of new semantic tools to play with because it was
hoped that they would use to identify different parts of their pages
so that one day, when AI would be advanced enough to read and
comprehend webpages themselves, they would be able to more easily
analyse websites using these semantic tags. Have you ever heard JAWS
say something like "article" or "content information"? There are also
tags for naming regions. These are some of the new tags in HTML5, but
be aware that sometimes JAWS does not speak the correct name for the
tag, which is one reason why JAWS is only somewhat
standards-compliant. In JAWS 2018, you have the ability to customize
what tags JAWS speaks aloud. To see this, go to Settings Center >
Web/HTML/PDF > Reading > Customize Web Verbosity Levels or something
like that.
 
So how do ARIA and HTML5 go together to announce regions? The answer
is that they often overlap. This page
(https://dequeuniversity.com/assets/html/jquery-summit/html5/slides/landmarks.html)
explains this in greater detail and may be of more use to the people
doing the web design. It is somewhat strange that we can access this
page as it is part of a paid course, but it came up in Google search
results.
 
So, to summarize, if at all possible, the web developers should
embrace both HTML5 and ARIA to make the most accessible website
possible.
 
Sorry for the long explanation.
Roger
 
From:
JM Casey
Thank you very much, Roger. No need to apologise; this was exactly the sort
of thing I needed to read. Thanks for the page reference as well; I will
show it to my contact and maybe she can pass it along to the developer. I
understand the concept of web 2.0 and HTML 5; it was just good to get all
this stuff clarified a bit, especially in the case of "aria". So thanks
again.
JM

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

----- Original Message -----
From: Mark
Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2020 6:50 AM
Subject: What region am I in?

I am on a webpage and bring up a list of links and then go to one of them.  Suddenly, I feel a bit lost. It would be helpful to know if I am in a main region, a complementary information region, or a footer region for example. Is there a JAWS command that will tell me that?


moderated Re: using Jarte with JAWS

David Griffith
 

No workaround needed for NVDA – it just works perfectly with Jarte as far as I can tell from my limited usage.

I just went to type a sample document and all was fine.

What I meant was that using NVDA was the workaround rather than trying to make Jaws work with Jarte properly.

David Griffith

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mike B
Sent: 01 November 2020 16:27
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: using Jarte with JAWS

 

Hi David,

 

What's the work around for NVDA?  Someone else is having problems with Jaws & NVDA running Windows 10 with J2020.


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

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

Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2020 5:35 AM

Subject: Re: using Jarte with JAWS

 

I know that this is not particularly useful for a Jaws list but I personally found that Jarte has become unusable with Jaws. However it still works perfectly well with NVDA as a workaround.

David Griffith.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mario
Sent: 01 November 2020 01:21
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: using Jarte with JAWS

 

an acquaintance is using Jarte with JAWS 2020 on Windows 10, and when he

types, the letters are announced, but when he attempts to review what he

wrote, JAWS just says nothing. I asked him to do a few things, and

discovered pressing insert+homerow 5 announces black on black. his wife

who is sighted says that the lettering is black on a white background,

but the untyped area is blackish blue. shouldn't the untyped background

be white?

 

what needs to be done in order to have JAWS read what has been typed if

he needs to check what he typed or navigate to a misspelling to correct?

 

might there be some settings other than fiddling with the color settings?

 

 

 

 

 

 


moderated Re: Refresher course

Mike B.
 

Michael,
 
Try going into the Settings Center default all applications with keystroke, Insert + 6, on the number row then press, Control, Shift + D.
 
Down arrow to, Keyboard closed, it's 17 of 26 and right arrow to open.
 
Down arrow to, General closed, and right arrow to open.
 
Down arrow to, Manage key labels..., and press the spacebar to open.  Do not press enter here, if you press enter it'll take you out of the Settings Center, so use the spacebar.
 
Find the key you want to change and tab 1 time to toggle for mute or speak.
 
When you're done tab to, Okay, press the spacebar tab to, Okay, again and press enter to save / close.

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

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2020 5:39 AM
Subject: Refresher course

Hi.  I am in the same situation Mr. Rawls is in.  Anyway, when installing Windows updates on patch Tuesday on my desktop pc and laptop pc, the internet went down while my Hp laptop pc was installing the updates.  This caused the Windows 10 updates to become corrupted.  Numerous calls to the Microsoft disability answer desk did not solve the issue until the case was escalated.  Now Jaws is announcing keystrokes like enter and escape.  I have been poking around trying to remember how to disable those keystrokes from speaking.  Sorry if I misspelled your last name, Jim. 


moderated Re: using Jarte with JAWS

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Hello. I also ran into the problem where JAWS seemed to no longer support cursor navigation in Jarte. You will be happy to know that there is a very simple fix for this problem which is achieved by toggling the state of enhanced edit support within the JAWS settings center. See my blog post for detailed instructions for those who are not familiar with adjusting options within Settings Center. However, going into Settings Center and toggling Enhanced Edit support will definitely fix the problem.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 11/1/2020 11:27 AM, Mike B wrote:

Hi David,
 
What's the work around for NVDA?  Someone else is having problems with Jaws & NVDA running Windows 10 with J2020.

Take care and stay safe.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Rams!
Main's Law:  For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2020 5:35 AM
Subject: Re: using Jarte with JAWS

I know that this is not particularly useful for a Jaws list but I personally found that Jarte has become unusable with Jaws. However it still works perfectly well with NVDA as a workaround.

David Griffith.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mario
Sent: 01 November 2020 01:21
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: using Jarte with JAWS

 

an acquaintance is using Jarte with JAWS 2020 on Windows 10, and when he

types, the letters are announced, but when he attempts to review what he

wrote, JAWS just says nothing. I asked him to do a few things, and

discovered pressing insert+homerow 5 announces black on black. his wife

who is sighted says that the lettering is black on a white background,

but the untyped area is blackish blue. shouldn't the untyped background

be white?

 

what needs to be done in order to have JAWS read what has been typed if

he needs to check what he typed or navigate to a misspelling to correct?

 

might there be some settings other than fiddling with the color settings?

 

 

 

 

 



moderated Re: using Jarte with JAWS

Mike B.
 


Hi David,
 
What's the work around for NVDA?  Someone else is having problems with Jaws & NVDA running Windows 10 with J2020.

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

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2020 5:35 AM
Subject: Re: using Jarte with JAWS

I know that this is not particularly useful for a Jaws list but I personally found that Jarte has become unusable with Jaws. However it still works perfectly well with NVDA as a workaround.

David Griffith.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mario
Sent: 01 November 2020 01:21
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: using Jarte with JAWS

 

an acquaintance is using Jarte with JAWS 2020 on Windows 10, and when he

types, the letters are announced, but when he attempts to review what he

wrote, JAWS just says nothing. I asked him to do a few things, and

discovered pressing insert+homerow 5 announces black on black. his wife

who is sighted says that the lettering is black on a white background,

but the untyped area is blackish blue. shouldn't the untyped background

be white?

 

what needs to be done in order to have JAWS read what has been typed if

he needs to check what he typed or navigate to a misspelling to correct?

 

might there be some settings other than fiddling with the color settings?

 

 

 

 

 


moderated What region am I in?

Mark
 

I am on a webpage and bring up a list of links and then go to one of them.  Suddenly, I feel a bit lost. It would be helpful to know if I am in a main region, a complementary information region, or a footer region for example. Is there a JAWS command that will tell me that?


moderated Refresher course

Michael Massey
 

Hi.  I am in the same situation Mr. Rawls is in.  Anyway, when installing Windows updates on patch Tuesday on my desktop pc and laptop pc, the internet went down while my Hp laptop pc was installing the updates.  This caused the Windows 10 updates to become corrupted.  Numerous calls to the Microsoft disability answer desk did not solve the issue until the case was escalated.  Now Jaws is announcing keystrokes like enter and escape.  I have been poking around trying to remember how to disable those keystrokes from speaking.  Sorry if I misspelled your last name, Jim. 


moderated Re: using Jarte with JAWS

David Griffith
 

I know that this is not particularly useful for a Jaws list but I personally found that Jarte has become unusable with Jaws. However it still works perfectly well with NVDA as a workaround.

David Griffith.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mario
Sent: 01 November 2020 01:21
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: using Jarte with JAWS

 

an acquaintance is using Jarte with JAWS 2020 on Windows 10, and when he

types, the letters are announced, but when he attempts to review what he

wrote, JAWS just says nothing. I asked him to do a few things, and

discovered pressing insert+homerow 5 announces black on black. his wife

who is sighted says that the lettering is black on a white background,

but the untyped area is blackish blue. shouldn't the untyped background

be white?

 

what needs to be done in order to have JAWS read what has been typed if

he needs to check what he typed or navigate to a misspelling to correct?

 

might there be some settings other than fiddling with the color settings?

 

 

 

 

 


moderated Re: I need a refresher course for windows media player. frown.

Jim Rawls
 

Hi Brian. I can't get WMP to do anything at all. I have it as my default player. I went to my control panel and in auto play I have it selected as my music player. But when I I put a CD in the drive, nothing happens. I can't even get it to rip CDs either. What do I do to fix this? I am using windows ten and aim running jaws 2021 Beta Jim main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I need a refresher course for windows media player. frown.

 

Ripping a CD Using Windows Media Player

What follows presumes that you will be ripping to MP3 format.  Please read all the way through the instructions first, as the information about the MP3Gain Utility and setting up a staging folder for it are every bit as important as the basics of setting up CD ripping.  There is a separate set of instructions focusing on using MP3Gain itself.

1. Open Windows Media Player (WMP) and insert a CD.  You can stop it as soon as it starts playing.  You cannot do the steps that follow unless an audio CD is in the tray and its tracks have been recognized by WMP.

2. Once the CD has been stopped, hit ALT+E to open the Rip Settings dropdown menu.  Make sure you select the file format and audio quality level you wish to have used on future automatic rips.

3. If you happen to have closed the Rip Settings menu ALT+E will open it again.  There are two entries in this menu that immediately follow the Audio Quality entry:

                 a.  Rip CD Automatically

                 b.  Eject CD after ripping

both are check toggles and can be used in whatever combination you'd like.  If your goal is to always just rip a CD immediately without playing it (unless you press the Play button) then both of these should be checked.

That's it.  From the point you've got both of those boxes checked if you insert a CD that has not already been ripped it will immediately be ripped to the location you've set up for your music library (for most of us that's the Music library that Windows has set up out of the box, but it can be changed) and ejected when the rip is complete (or has failed at some point - which is rare).

If you are ripping to MP3 format, and intend to use your resulting files on various players, I strongly suggest you take a look at the free MP3Gain utility.  It saves both your sanity and your ears since the differences in the volume levels used for different albums is substantial.  The program does a statistical analysis of how loud a given track "sounds to the human ear" and adds a tag at the start of the file to adjust it to a target volume (and 89.0 db is their default, and works well).  It does not reencode the file so it has no impact on the sound quality.  I also strongly suggest that you do the following in Windows Media Player so that freshly ripped files go to their own staging folder to be processed with MP3Gain rather than directly into your Music Library, which is where ripped content would go by default:

1.       Open the Tools Menu (ALT+T) then choose Options (O).

2.       Navigate to the Rip Music tab.

3.      In the Rip music to this location section, there will be a folder listed, which defaults to your Music library.  Activate the Change button and then, if you’ve created the folder you want to use ahead of time, navigate to it and activate the OK button.  If you didn’t create it ahead of time, navigate to the folder where you want it to be created, then hit the Create New Folder button, give the new folder a name, then hit OK.  I suggest using your Documents folder and to have a specific folder under there named something like For MP3Gain Processing, so it’s obvious what’s in there needs to be processed.

4.      You can also take this opportunity to recheck your settings under the Rip settings section to ensure that you have the checkboxes for Rip CD automatically and Eject CD after ripping are both checked and your MP3 bit rate (Audio Quality) is set where you want it.  I always use the maximum of 320 Kbps, but many don’t go beyond 192 Kbps.  That choice is entirely yours.

5.      Activate the OK button to close the Options dialog.  If you checked both checkboxes, going forward any time you insert a CD when Windows Media Player is running it will automatically rip the contents to your staging folder and then eject the CD once the rip process is complete.  A rip for most CDs takes several minutes, at most, but the longer the CD the longer the rip time.

You will move the music files from your staging folder to your actual Music library after you have processed them with MP3Gain.

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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


moderated hyper v, jaws

Marvin Hunkin
 

Hi. Wondering. Got a sighted friend  me via patrion. And now got hyper v. jaws just says input capture. How do I get it to read the content inside the guest os, which is windows server 2019. Need to do a practical lab. And now he had to uinstall vm ware workstation pro. My 30 day trial ran out. And when he tried oracle virtual box, he is a certified novel and ciscko network admin, it kept crhasing and powering off. So he installed and set up hyper v, as it comes with windows pro 10 2004 or 2009. Now I have got the latest October updates.

Now wondering do I need to have a remote connection to a remote computer. He set up the audio endopints etc. also a qualified programmer, sighted, and he is doing this via patrion. And he is remoting using either team viewer or google remote assistant.

Thanks.mentoring


moderated List Rules - Sun, 11/01/2020 #cal-notice

main@jfw.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

List Rules

When:
Sunday, 1 November 2020
12:00am to 1:00am
(GMT-04:00) America/New York

Description:
The following is the current version of the JFW Mailing List policies. These are sent out monthly, and also available from:

http://groups.io/g/jfw/wiki/List-Policies 

 

**List Policies**

1: Keep it clean. We're a family list, and there are people here who probably don't want to hear everything *exactly* that's running through your head. If you wouldn't see it on TV, it doesn't belong in a post to the list. If you're not sure, email the administration before you post it to the list. Otherwise, you stand to see your posts moderated.

2: Stay on topic. We're a JFW-oriented list. That said, anything related to JFW, its functionality with programs etc is acceptable. If it doesn't have to do with JFW, it doesn't belong on the list. This includes, but isn't limited to, talk of other screen readers such as Window Eyes.

3: Listen to, and respect, the wishes of the admins/moderators. If you're asked by an admin or moderator to drop a subject, or take something to private emails (in the instance of two people carrying on a thread list-wide), please do so. If the subject is changed on a thread by an admin or moderator, it will be explained why in the email sent out with it. Please don't continue replying to the old subject.

4: Don't ask over the list for a position on the list administration. If you'd like to help out, it's of course welcome, but address the request to do so to the admin team, otherwise it'll be ignored. Requests are always welcome, whether help is being looked for or not. When help is needed, a post will be made to the list. The requests already received will be kept in mind.

5: Keep flaming to a minimum. This is not limited to flaming of each other, but goes beyond that, to flaming of products, opinions, ideas, suggestions, etc. Constructive criticism never hurts. Flame wars, especially public ones, both drive people from this list and are unwelcome here. either take the problem to private emails, or report the problem to list administration.

6. Respect the opinions and views of others. This is *very* important in any environment, most especially an online environment where the only gage one has on a person is what that person puts to writing. If you come off as hostile in your posting, whether you intended to or not, people will take it as such. Online, "face value" means just that. People make mistakes, people don't always have access to the same information you do. For that matter, people don't always have the same experience you do. If you know how someone can solve their problem, great. Suggest it to them and/or the list. Do *not* proceed to tell someone, on or off list, that they have no business posting. Repeat offenders of this particular rule will be banned for a week to 30 days, depending on the severity. Serious problems will be banned permanently.

As always, if there are problems or questions with regards these policies, don't hesitate to send them off-list to jfw+owner@groups.io

James,
List Admin
 


moderated using Jarte with JAWS

Mario
 

an acquaintance is using Jarte with JAWS 2020 on Windows 10, and when he types, the letters are announced, but when he attempts to review what he wrote, JAWS just says nothing. I asked him to do a few things, and discovered pressing insert+homerow 5 announces black on black. his wife who is sighted says that the lettering is black on a white background, but the untyped area is blackish blue. shouldn't the untyped background be white?

what needs to be done in order to have JAWS read what has been typed if he needs to check what he typed or navigate to a misspelling to correct?

might there be some settings other than fiddling with the color settings?


moderated Work From Home Opportunities for People Using Accessible Software

clarence carter
 

Accessible  Revised Message

 

 

Does anybody know of an agency or job placement service that specializes in finding job opportunities for people who work from home using accessible software, such as JAWS?

 

My wife is looking for a position which would allow her to use JAWS to work from home

 

I have seen references to such opportunities, but I have not seen any specific positions .

 

Any help that you could provide would be appreciated.

 


moderated Accessible 3 in 1 Printer

Larry McMillan
 

Does anyone know of an accessible 3 in 1 printer?  Today’s printers are mostly digital with a flat screen for navigation.  I need a flatbed surface to scan my reading material.  I can’t find any printers with buttons.

Thanks

Larry

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