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moderated Re: I just got a Bluetooth speaker that works great with Windows 10 and JAWS 2020

CJ &AA MAY <chrisalismay@...>
 

It sounds like a good speaker.

Wonder if you can help as you are obviously used to pairing.

I belong to a Rock Chir which is currently having to meet via Zoom. So everyone doesn’t hear Jaws nattering on, I am using headphones, but doing so is quite restrictive as some of the songs have moves.

Blue tooth headphones would obviously be the answer and I do have some which I use with my iPhone.

I’ve no idea how to pair them with a desktop computer however. Any clues on how to go about this please?

Alison.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: 04 November 2020 22:49
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: I just got a Bluetooth speaker that works great with Windows 10 and JAWS 2020

 

Hi all.

 

I’ve finally found a Bluetooth speaker that doesn’t suffer from the dreaded cutting off the start of speech with JAWS.  It’s the Tribit Soundmax Plus Bluetooth speaker. I might have that backwards, but if you look for it on Amazon, you’ll find it. It has 24 watts of sound, is stereo, and uses a micro USB cable for charging. The buttons have tactile markings, so it’s easy to figure out.  It claims to have 20 hours of battery life, and the advertising says it has a range of up to 100 feet. I just got it, so I can’t say much about how well it works yet. The thing that I’m very happy about is it doesn’t chop off the beginning of JAWS when it starts. I think it’s mainly made for devices like smart phones, but it paired with my Windows 10 laptop with no problem. Oh yeah, it’s waterproof, so some rain won’t hurt it.

 

I ordered it from Amazon, and with Prime it costs around $60, taxes included.

 

That’s all from me. Right now it’s charging, but I used it plugged in with no problem, but I don’t know what that would mean for the battery. Tonight I’m going to start music on this laptop, and instead of moving the computer to my bedroom, the new speaker will be used, and it will be really nice to have a lower volume than what the lower quality internal speakers produce. I know, I could just lower their volume in sound settings, but what can I say, I’m lazy.

 

Just letting you know.

 

Have a blessed day and don’t work too hard.

Kevin and Jilly the flying doggie


moderated new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

Stephanie
 

 Hello all,

 I recently purchased my first windows pc for over ten years and have jaws 2020. I also have a Focus braille display. 

 First of all, is there a way of navigating the screen using the focus display? Switching between display and keyboard is quite annoying, or perhaps I just need to get used to it. Also, how do I mute the speech and then unmute it again when necessary. 

Lastly, is there a document, or book [in brf or word] with help on how to use jaws? I don't do well with audio and prefer a written reference if possible. 

Thank you so much for your help.

Steph  


moderated Re: Jaws Home and Pro Editions

Douglas C. DeCamp
 

Jim,

Jaws Home works fine with Win 10 Pro.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim L
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:28 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws Home and Pro Editions

 

                                                                                                                                                                Heya folks,

 

I now need to update to windows 10 from 7 as am having huge issues.

 

These days can I use my Jaws 2020 home license to work on Windows 10 Pro or I can only install Windows 10 Home for it to work?

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

 


moderated Jaws Home and Pro Editions

Jim L
 

                                                                                                                                                                Heya folks,

 

I now need to update to windows 10 from 7 as am having huge issues.

 

These days can I use my Jaws 2020 home license to work on Windows 10 Pro or I can only install Windows 10 Home for it to work?

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

 


moderated Re: using jaws to work at a call centre as an incoming customer service agent

Hank William Merchant
 


 
Good evening Paul,
 
Thanks very much once again for your very helpful info below on the types of earphones you personally used working at a contact centre using jaws.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kindest regards,
 
Hank
 
 

From: paul lemm via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: using jaws to work at a call centre as an incoming customer service agent
 

Hi Hank,

 

Regarding calls and headsets/earphones. My usual set up would be that I would have a standard earphone in my right ear which fed me just jaws information, I then had a single ear headset with a mic, so it was designed to only cover one ear, rather than both ears. The headset sat on my left ear and the only sound coming out of this was the customer/phone call. One eared headsets are quite common in contact centres  since it allows people to still keep an ear on other things going on within the work place. I think in most of my previous jobs there had been a selection of both one eared headsets and also the ones that cover both ears too, as its normally just a personal preference as to which type of headset people tend to prefer. As for the contact centre itself no it wasn’t Millennium1 Solutions.

 

Paul Lemm

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hank William Merchant
Sent: 03 November 2020 10:29
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: using jaws to work at a call centre as an incoming customer service agent

 

 

 

Good morning Paul,

 

Oh I see, (smile), in regards of not really knowing the particular names of some of the different phone and booking call centre software that you were successful in using with jaws. Thanks very much once again for getting back to me so soon with your so very helpful info below on your successful experiences of using Jaws in a contact centre environment.

 

Now when it came to heareing successfully in one of your ears the cusstomers from incoming customer service inquiry calls and hearing simultaneously successfully in your other ear Jaws to use the computer to properly take care of each customer’s inquiries; did you maybe use 2 separate earphone headsets, one over the top of the other with the incoming calls headset in one ear    and your jaws headset in your other ear or did you use only altogether 1 earphone headset that had been technically setup for you to hear your incoming customer calls in one ear and jaws in the other ear?

 

Also wondering was maybe the name of one of the contact centres that used web-based software that you found jaws work very successfully at named Millennium1 Solutions?

 

Any help you can maybe give me with the above curiosities would be so very, very much appreciated! Thanks very, very much once again in advance for any help you can maybe give me with the above concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindest regards,

 

Hank

 

 

From: paul lemm via groups.io

Sent: Monday, November 2, 2020 7:35 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: using jaws to work at a call centre as an incoming customer service agent

 

Hi Hank,

 

Not a problem, as for the specific software name, I’m  really sorry but I can’t actually remember the names. The booking software we used had been renamed internally  to fit our company brand profile  better and I can’t remember the name of the company that produced the underlying software. Same with the phones, we often changed phone software providers, I never really took much notice of the names of the different phone software. I was lucky in my last job though, as I was there for about ten years and any time the company would think of bringing in new software they would always consult with me first and often allow me to test the software, or have direct contact with the software company to discuss accessibility before the company went ahead with any new major software changes. I tended to find phone software has given me less problems  than the booking software which was often more of a bespoke set up for each company I worked for. I’ve never required any Jaws scripting in any of my jobs, but it really does depend on what software  the company is using. I’m sure there will be some people that disagree with this approach, but personally When I go for an interview at a company, I’m always upfront about my sight, I’ll explain during the interview about Jaws, I’ll also let them know how it hasn’t been a barrier to me in previous jobs, I’ll explain that if they decide to hire me that I  will accept the job  tentatively and will then be happy to come in one day and test jaws with their software  and only accept the job if my software works with their systems. This approach has personally worked well for me, but I have  a lot of experience in contact centres and that experience helps in the interview process. Although when I have gone in to test jaws it has often worked fine, there have been a couple of jobs where I’ve had to decline the job after coming in to test their software and discovering that Jaws was sadly completely incompatible. So as previously mentioned what software they use is going to play a huge part in this, but to end on a positive note jaws has been successful for me more times than it has failed. Again, wishing you all the best with the new job I hope jaws works  fine with their software.

 

Paul Lemm

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hank William Merchant
Sent: 02 November 2020 18:49
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: using jaws to work at a call centre as an incoming customer service agent

 

 

Hello back Paul,

 

Thanks so very much for your very, very helpful reply email below and for saying for me not to hesitate to contact you in the future if I maybe have any more using jaws with call centre software questions. This is so very nice of you! Your wonderful help is very, very much appreciated! Again thanks very much!

 

Your very, very positive, helpful email below makes me think that it looks very very promising that I will be able to use jaws successfully at the local contact centre that it looks very good that I will be very soon hired at to work as a customer service agent.

 

If I can ask, can you maybe tell me what was the names of some of the particular diffrent call centre phone software and call centre booking software that you used successfully with jaws? Thanks very, very much in advance for any help you can maybe give me with this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindest regards,

 

Hank

 

 

From: paul lemm via groups.io

Sent: Monday, November 2, 2020 11:16 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: using jaws to work at a call centre as an incoming customer service agent

 

Hi,

 

I’ve worked in a few different call centres using Jaws.  There are tons of different phone software that companies use these days, I’ve worked with a couple and they are often web based programs, so tend to work well with Jaws in general without any adaptations being required, but as someone else mentioned it really just depends on which software system they are using. the phone software is usually used for making calls and transferring calls to other agents. Most modern call centres also require you to input  a code or select an option at the end of the call to specify what type of call it was, also if you need to take yourself out of an available ‘ready to take another call state’ you do this through the software, inputting a code or selecting an option which specifies why you are inactive, this stops further calls coming through to you, but also allows a manager to see who in the centre is free and who isn’t and why they aren’t available, as you might be on a break, doing some admin etc, if these are web based programs this is all normally pretty accessible with Jaws. Regarding taking calls, some contact centres still have a physical handset where you press something to accept the incoming call or you select answer on the phone software, others just send the next call straight to you. Normally with the latter you receive a beep (or something similar through the headset to signify that a call is just about to come through’. Without actually physically trying the phone software you won’t know how well it works with Jaws until that point.  I’ve mainly worked in sales, so there is usually a bookings system you will use to book in whatever you are selling, whether it is a sales role or not, there will probably be an internal system they use  which you will need to interact with to access customer data, so you will also need to find out if that is accessible with Jaws. In my last job the bookings system was also  a web based program so again jaws worked well with their software. If   the phone or bookings system are web based programs I found without a shadow of a doubt the most useful jaws  tool is place markers, if you haven’t used these already I’d recommend  playing around with adding them to web pages on your personal  PC to get used to using them, but basically you put them wherever you want on the page and then you can quickly navigate to that location. If their systems are web based programs if you add place markers you will  be able to more quickly navigate their software, or at least that’s what I personally found anyway. Good luck with the new job, as mentioned I’ve worked in various contact centres  since losing my sight and if they have good software then it’s a job which can be done well using Jaws. if you have any more questions, if I can answer them I will be happy to help if I can.

 

Paul Lemm

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hank William Merchant
Sent: 02 November 2020 14:00
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: using jaws to work at a call centre as an incoming customer service agent

 

 

Good morning,

 

Does anyone maybe know if Jaws2020 will work successfully with a incoming

call centre Windows software that automatically sends the next

incoming call to the next available customer service agent and automatically at the same time answers that next incoming call by sending that next incoming customer inquiry   directly to the headset of the next available customer sservice agent?

 

Does anyone maybe know how this answering automatically incoming calls

call centre Windows software lets a customer sservice agent who is

using Jaws know they are the one that has the next incoming call and that

they, the jaws user customer service agent are now talking live to the next

incoming customer call?

 

Any help I can maybe get with this would be so very

much appreciated as it looks very, very good that I might very soon be hired to work at a local call centre as an incoming customer service agent. Much, much thanks in advance for any help I can maybe get with this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindest regards,

 

Hank


moderated Notification hell!

Orlando Enrique Fiol
 

Hi all. Using JAWS 2021 beta 3 and the latest 20H Windows 10 build, I'm trapped in notification hell. I don't mind hearing notifications arrive while I'm working on other things. But these notifications are taking over my window focus such that my only recourse is to alt+tab away from, then back to, the application where I'm working. When the notifications appear, they can't be dismissed or deleted. Only moving them to the action center seems to get rid of them.
I don't have focus assist turned on because I worry I won't hear notifications, which I still want. I just don't want them hogging my entire focus and hemming me in.
By the way, this happens with Narrator and NVDA as well. It has also persisted through numerous clean Windows reinstallations and the past few insider previews. The notifications appear and cannot be dismissed or deleted. They only disappear by alt+tabbing. The action center doesn't seem to be the culprit. When I open it, I can tab to the notification list, delete or dismiss individual notifications or groups of notifications from specific applications. The only thing I cannot do consistently from within the action center is activate notifications. Space or enter only work sometimes; it might be one or the other, but more often, neither.
Since I know how to choose my battles, I'm willing to defer solving my notification activation problem if I could just get get these notifications to be voiced in the background without stealing focus. Is Focus Assist appropriate for this?
action center

Orlando Enrique Fiol
Charlotte, North Carolina
Professional Pianist/Keyboardist, Percussionist and Pedagogue
Ph.D. in Music theory
University of Pennsylvania: November, 2018
Home: (980) 585-1516
Mobile: (267) 971-7090


moderated Re: JAWS with Trend Micro AntiVirus Software

Tom Behler
 

Pam:

 

I currently use the Trend Micro anti-virus software on both this Windows 10 computer, and on an older Windows 7 machine.

 

For the most part, the software just does its thing in the background.

 

Sometimes, it interferes a bit with Jaws focus, but I haven’t found the issue to be significant.

 

You will get notifications that tell you about any viruses that have been found, and I have found these notifications to be fairly readable with Jaws without too many exceptions.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND
Sent: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 6:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS with Trend Micro AntiVirus Software

 

Hello Everyone,

 

It looks like my company is going to replace the Symantec antivirus software they currently have on our laptops with Trend Micro antivirus software.

 

I have had some bad experiences in the past with JAWS and some of these antivirus packages.

 

Has anyone had any experience with having this software on their computers?  Does it block JAWS from doing anything?

 

Thanks for any responses.

 

Pam

 

 

 


moderated JAWS with Trend Micro AntiVirus Software

Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND
 

Hello Everyone,

 

It looks like my company is going to replace the Symantec antivirus software they currently have on our laptops with Trend Micro antivirus software.

 

I have had some bad experiences in the past with JAWS and some of these antivirus packages.

 

Has anyone had any experience with having this software on their computers?  Does it block JAWS from doing anything?

 

Thanks for any responses.

 

Pam

 

 

 


moderated I just got a Bluetooth speaker that works great with Windows 10 and JAWS 2020

Kevin Minor
 

Hi all.

 

I’ve finally found a Bluetooth speaker that doesn’t suffer from the dreaded cutting off the start of speech with JAWS.  It’s the Tribit Soundmax Plus Bluetooth speaker. I might have that backwards, but if you look for it on Amazon, you’ll find it. It has 24 watts of sound, is stereo, and uses a micro USB cable for charging. The buttons have tactile markings, so it’s easy to figure out.  It claims to have 20 hours of battery life, and the advertising says it has a range of up to 100 feet. I just got it, so I can’t say much about how well it works yet. The thing that I’m very happy about is it doesn’t chop off the beginning of JAWS when it starts. I think it’s mainly made for devices like smart phones, but it paired with my Windows 10 laptop with no problem. Oh yeah, it’s waterproof, so some rain won’t hurt it.

 

I ordered it from Amazon, and with Prime it costs around $60, taxes included.

 

That’s all from me. Right now it’s charging, but I used it plugged in with no problem, but I don’t know what that would mean for the battery. Tonight I’m going to start music on this laptop, and instead of moving the computer to my bedroom, the new speaker will be used, and it will be really nice to have a lower volume than what the lower quality internal speakers produce. I know, I could just lower their volume in sound settings, but what can I say, I’m lazy.

 

Just letting you know.

 

Have a blessed day and don’t work too hard.

Kevin and Jilly the flying doggie


moderated Re: calling Apple Accessibility

Judy
 

Kevin, sometimes you have to wait longer than before because I think their  people are still working from home.  But they always take as much time as is necessary to help me, so I don’t mind waiting. Judy & Libby

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:22 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: calling Apple Accessibility

 

Hello, I have called Apple Accessibility the last two days and I’m on hold for extended periods of time. Has anyone else encountered this problem? Have they again reduced  the number of people answering calls? Thanks, Kevin

 


moderated Re: calling Apple Accessibility

Joseph Hudson
 

I normally always end up having to wait, but if you don't want to wait, if you need questions answered via a live telephone call, you're more than welcome to give me a shout. I am always open and able to help.
joseph hudson

Email FaceTime and iMessage
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Office phone/what's up messenger

254-300-7667

Emergency sell

254-813-2461

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On Nov 4, 2020, at 8:21 AM, kevin meyers <kman2020@wi.rr.com> wrote:

Hello, I have called Apple Accessibility the last two days and I’m on hold for extended periods of time. Has anyone else encountered this problem? Have they again reduced the number of people answering calls? Thanks, Kevin


moderated scripts and band ina box

Michelle's Home Emails
 

hi list

recently I have installed band in a box which is a music creation and a program I can use to improve preformance.

As instructed I have the band in a box scripts but jaws still does not recognise jaws hot keys help guide pressing jaws f1 twice How can I get this to work. I have jfw skinns in preferences biab any thoughts please.

Also are there any Jaws users blind musicians who use this program with Jaws.

I have tried to contact Peter torpey eyes on success.

Kind regards
Michelle

running latest Jaws and band in a box 2020.


moderated Re: calling Apple Accessibility

Pat Byrne
 

And perhaps they, like so many other organzations might be working off site and fewer agents. Just a time for patience.
Pat ByrneAt 08:21 AM 11/4/2020, you wrote:

Hello, I have called Apple Accessibility the last two days and I'm on hold for extended periods of time. Has anyone else encountered this problem? Have they again reduced the number of people answering calls? Thanks, Kevin



moderated Re: calling Apple Accessibility

Jessica D <jldail13@...>
 

Hi,
Yes, I've experienced this. 
You just have to be patiant.  

I think the wait time has increased due to the release of all the new phones, and software updates. 

Thanks,
Jessica



On Nov 4, 2020, at 9:21 AM, kevin meyers <kman2020@...> wrote:



Hello, I have called Apple Accessibility the last two days and I’m on hold for extended periods of time. Has anyone else encountered this problem? Have they again reduced  the number of people answering calls? Thanks, Kevin

 


moderated calling Apple Accessibility

kevin meyers
 

Hello, I have called Apple Accessibility the last two days and I’m on hold for extended periods of time. Has anyone else encountered this problem? Have they again reduced  the number of people answering calls? Thanks, Kevin

 


moderated Re: Amazon Kindle books and best way to read

Tim Grady
 

I still use codex because you can easily convert to however it is easiest to
read them.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pat Byrne
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 4:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Amazon Kindle books and best way to read

Jim,
I have the Kindle app. on my iPhone and it does a good job of reading. You
have the SIRI voice, it ain't NLS, but it is a decent way to go. I can read
brand new books in series and by authors that I like and, later if and when
they make NLS, I can re-read if I wish.
Hope that helps.
Pat ByrneAt 02:15 PM 10/28/2020, you wrote:

Greetings,



I was gifted an eBook that someone really wants me to read. It's an
Amazon Kindle book. I seem to remember JAWS not doing well with such
books a while back, but I don't know if it has improved. What about on
the iPhone? Is that any better?

If anyone has any advice on how to best read this eBook, please share
your ideas.

Thanks much.

Jim



moderated Re: Question about clearing mailboxes in Outlook

Jasmine Kotsay
 

Hi,

Thank you!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shai
Sent: Monday, November 2, 2020 10:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question about clearing mailboxes in Outlook

Hello,
Find the mailbox to be cleared by pressing control y and down arrow to the mailbox followed by enter.
Next, press control a and then the delete key.
All email from the mailbox should be cleared. If this is not the case repeat the same action again until mail is cleared.
There might be a different means but this is the method I use.


On 11/2/20, Jasmine Kotsay <jasmine.kotsay@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,

I was wondering, does anyone know how to clear a mailbox in Outlook?
I'm using JAWS 2020 and Windows 10.



Sincerely,

Jasmine







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moderated Re: JAWS2021 Beta 3 Download Link + What's New

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
 

There is a new Braille Viewer in Jaws 2021 that might do that.

I am totally blind, so use a braille display.

 

 

 

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

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of romance's prince via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 12:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS2021 Beta 3 Download Link + What's New

 

please in Jaws could i test braille on screen without connect braille display?

while transcribing words could see it on screen instad of reading on braille display?
or even coppy from some like speech history?
  many thanks


moderated Re: JAWS2021 Beta 3 Download Link + What's New

romance's prince
 

please in Jaws could i test braille on screen without connect braille display?

while transcribing words could see it on screen instad of reading on braille display?
or even coppy from some like speech history?
  many thanks


moderated Beta install stuck on ElBraille

Randy Meyer
 

The installation of the beta is stuck at 50 percent on my new ElBraille 40.  I had no issues installing the beta on my desktop computer.

 

I believe I need to delete a temporary file, but I have no idea what file.

 

Freedom Scientific told me to try the offline installer, which also sticks at the 50 percent mark.  I can tell there must be some files installed, as it jumps to 50 percent rapidly and then sticks at 50 percent.

 

Any suggestions would be welcome.

 

Thank you.

 

Randy Meyer

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