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moderated Re: Jaws Home and Pro Editions

 

And what do you base such a statement on? I haven't heard a thing about this and even if it were so, how would the Microsoft Store know if you are in a corporate setting where you may require Pro or whether you might want to have Jaws Professional for some other reason of your own?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 7:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws Home and Pro Editions

 

I suspect that soon we will only be able to get Jaws from the Microsoft app store and it will know which version is right for our system by detecting our operating system that we are on the page with.

Glenn

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

From: Dave Durber

Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2020 9:32 AM

Subject: Re: Jaws Home and Pro Editions

 

Jim:

 

If you purchased the JAWS Home Edition license, you can use JAWS with Windows 10 Pro.

 

Dave Dyrber

 

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

From: Jim L

Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:27 AM

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 Re: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

 

Yes, Control+Shift+E works also in the latest version of Outlook from Office 365 just as Control+Shift+V still is the shortcut for moving messages.

Control+Shift+N starts a new note, this is one of the shortcuts which lets you create a new folder in File Explorer in Windows, but it's not creating a folder in Outlook.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Mauck
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

 

Still works.

 

 

Regards:

 

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

 

303.334.4184

Don.mauck@...

 

From: Tim Ford <ttford@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

 

Control + shift + e is the command for older versions of Outlook.

 

Tim Ford

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:40 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

 

Jim:

 

Sorry, Don is correct.  The key stroke is control shift E.

 

Control Shift N is used to set up new folders in Windows 10 file explorer.

 

Sorry for the confusion.

 

Tom Behler

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Mauck
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

 

Control+shift+e

 

 

Regards:

 

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

 

303.334.4184

Don.mauck@...

 

From: Jim Rawls <jazzpiano@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:59 PM
To: main@jfw <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: what is the key stroke for setting up new folders in outlook 2016?

 

The subject line says it all. I am using jaws 2021 beta and windows ten. Jim


moderated Re: JAWS with Trend Micro AntiVirus Software

Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND
 

Thank you all for your feedback.

 

Outside of using the Trend console itself, does it cause any disruption with using JAWS?

 

Thanks again.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Fisher via groups.io
Sent: Friday, November 6, 2020 6:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS with Trend Micro AntiVirus Software

 

Hi

I've used Trend for a number of years. Whilst as Tom says, the notifications n recieved are readable, I've found navigating around the actual console not very usable. I've raised this every year with Trend however they don't seem to have made much change in the accessibility aspect. I continue to use it because its been a very good protection tool. Happy to here from others if they have had different experiences. Be prepared to use the JAWS cursor, PictureSmart and other  features a bit.
--
Mark Fisher
Principal - HR Systems
Water Corporation


moderated Re: JAWS with Trend Micro AntiVirus Software

Emre Rencber
 

I'm using Kaspersky Total Security. İt is accessible. Of course it is
purfectly antivirus.

2020-11-06 14:40 GMT+03:00, Mark Fisher <fishsilv@iinet.net.au>:

Hi

I've used Trend for a number of years. Whilst as Tom says, the notifications
n recieved are readable, I've found navigating around the actual console not
very usable. I've raised this every year with Trend however they don't seem
to have made much change in the accessibility aspect. I continue to use it
because its been a very good protection tool. Happy to here from others if
they have had different experiences. Be prepared to use the JAWS cursor,
PictureSmart and other  features a bit.
--
Mark Fisher
Principal - HR Systems
Water Corporation






moderated Re: JAWS with Trend Micro AntiVirus Software

Mark Fisher
 

Hi

I've used Trend for a number of years. Whilst as Tom says, the notifications n recieved are readable, I've found navigating around the actual console not very usable. I've raised this every year with Trend however they don't seem to have made much change in the accessibility aspect. I continue to use it because its been a very good protection tool. Happy to here from others if they have had different experiences. Be prepared to use the JAWS cursor, PictureSmart and other  features a bit.
--
Mark Fisher
Principal - HR Systems
Water Corporation


moderated Re: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

Stephanie
 

 I'm studying a music degree, and for that, I need to use software that does not work with a mac [braille music editor] I also feel it more useful down the line when I start working. 

Steph  

On 6 Nov 2020, at 8:11 pm, renette bloem <renette@...> wrote:



Good Day

 

Maybe it was mentioned earlier, but why the decision toe switch from Mac back to JAWS?

 

Renette

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Stephanie
Sent: Friday, 06 November 2020 01:17
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

 

Thank you all for your most helpful advice! 

 

Steph 



On 6 Nov 2020, at 10:05 am, David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:



Stephanie,

Are you familiar with the JAWS help system? It is incredibly comprehensive.

Press insert-J to open the JAWS window.

Press f1 to access the help system.

You will be in a list of what are known as books and topics.

Think of a topic as a chapter within a book.

Pressing enter will toggle a book from being opened or closed. A book must be opened in order to see the list of topics which are contained within that book.

Alternatively, when you are pointing to a book pressing right arrow opens the book and pressing left arrow closes it.

When you choose a topic that you want to open press enter.

Once you press enter your focus will still be in the list of books and topics. Press the F6 key to move to the topic that you opened. Topics will contain headings and, in most cases, links, just as though you were reading a Web page. Standard reading commands can be used to read each topic.

 

When you want to return to the list of books and topics press the F6 key again.

 

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
www.DavidGoldfield.org

On 11/5/2020 6:01 AM, Stephanie wrote:

 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: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

renette bloem
 

Good Day

 

Maybe it was mentioned earlier, but why the decision toe switch from Mac back to JAWS?

 

Renette

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Stephanie
Sent: Friday, 06 November 2020 01:17
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

 

Thank you all for your most helpful advice! 

 

Steph 



On 6 Nov 2020, at 10:05 am, David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:



Stephanie,

Are you familiar with the JAWS help system? It is incredibly comprehensive.

Press insert-J to open the JAWS window.

Press f1 to access the help system.

You will be in a list of what are known as books and topics.

Think of a topic as a chapter within a book.

Pressing enter will toggle a book from being opened or closed. A book must be opened in order to see the list of topics which are contained within that book.

Alternatively, when you are pointing to a book pressing right arrow opens the book and pressing left arrow closes it.

When you choose a topic that you want to open press enter.

Once you press enter your focus will still be in the list of books and topics. Press the F6 key to move to the topic that you opened. Topics will contain headings and, in most cases, links, just as though you were reading a Web page. Standard reading commands can be used to read each topic.

 

When you want to return to the list of books and topics press the F6 key again.

 

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
www.DavidGoldfield.org

On 11/5/2020 6:01 AM, Stephanie wrote:

 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: Online dictionary recommendation

N K Shackelford
 

I don't know anything about Lenovo, but I'm using Windows 10, NVDA,
but also JAWS, and Wordweb is accessible to me.

Nance
--
N K Shackelford
--Walk on faith and trust in love - Michael Reed--


moderated Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 

On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 06:26 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
There are a couple of really weird goings on with NVDA and the Onelook results page, and I can't figure out "who's at fault."
-
And restarting my machine has resolved those.  And that being the case, I can't imagine that JAWS will not work correctly on that page, too.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

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


moderated Re: Online dictionary recommendation

Soronel Haetir
 

I just use firefox's search bar using "define:word" (having google set
as my default search provider).

On 11/5/20, Paul Filpus <Paulfilpus@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello,
A couple of you mentioned dictionary.com, so I'll give that one a try first.
Thanks to all of you for your help.
Paul





--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


moderated Re: Jaws Home and Pro Editions

Michael Munn
 

Agree with the threads  above. 

JAWS Certified, 2019

Member: Virginia Association of Blind Students National Federation of the Blind of Virginia 

www.nfbv.org

Student of: Hadley Institute of the Blind 

www.hadley.edu



On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 9:55 PM Randy Barnett <blindmansbluff09@...> wrote:
Yes I remember back when I got windows media center addition and I couldn’t use my home license of jaws on it because it was based on windows pro even though it wasn’t marketed as pro.

Randy Barnett

On Nov 5, 2020, at 2:30 PM, Paul Faucheux <pf112781@...> wrote:


hey jim  when upgrading to windows 10 u can use jaws home on windows 10 pro. its not like the old days where the license  was tied to the operating system u are using it is tied to weather u are using the software on your own pc or a work pc.

On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 4:27 AM Jim L <jimscave@...> wrote:

                                                                                                                                                                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: Jaws Home and Pro Editions

Randy Barnett
 

Yes I remember back when I got windows media center addition and I couldn’t use my home license of jaws on it because it was based on windows pro even though it wasn’t marketed as pro.

Randy Barnett

On Nov 5, 2020, at 2:30 PM, Paul Faucheux <pf112781@...> wrote:


hey jim  when upgrading to windows 10 u can use jaws home on windows 10 pro. its not like the old days where the license  was tied to the operating system u are using it is tied to weather u are using the software on your own pc or a work pc.

On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 4:27 AM Jim L <jimscave@...> wrote:

                                                                                                                                                                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: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

Mike B
 


Hi Ashleigh,
 
This list doesn't allow attachments, so your attachment was stripped at the Groups.io server.

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: Thursday, November 05, 2020 6:06 PM
Subject: Re: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

It is sent as an attachment, so go to the message before this, and open the attachment. If you’d like, you can e-mail me privately at apiccinino@.... Then, I’ll send the file again so you’re sure to get it. I’m not sure if the group can receive attachments, so it’s probably blocked. You can probably still find it in the Focus Braille display documentation on Freedom Scientific’s website.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Stephanie
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 7:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

 

How do I access it please? 

 

Steph 



On 6 Nov 2020, at 12:15 pm, Ashleigh Piccinino <apiccinino@...> wrote:



Finally found my copy of this guide. It also has how to use the Focus 40 with an iPhone.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Stephanie
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

 

 I got it here in Australia. it cost about $4500 Australian. It's a 40 cell display with a braille keyboard.  I'm still working out how to use it so cant tell you anything else at this point. 

 

Steph  




On 6 Nov 2020, at 2:10 am, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:



I can answer the mute question.

Press insert+space, then s.

That puts it into Speech On Demand.  So, if you issue a reading command, it will read, otherwise it will stay silent.

That is a toggle, so do insert+space and then s again to go back to full speech.

 

I believe there are focus commands to navigate the computer, but you would need to get the Jaws documentation on using the Focus, and I do not know if that is in BRF anywhere.

You may want to call 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

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Stephanie
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

 

 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: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

It is sent as an attachment, so go to the message before this, and open the attachment. If you’d like, you can e-mail me privately at apiccinino@.... Then, I’ll send the file again so you’re sure to get it. I’m not sure if the group can receive attachments, so it’s probably blocked. You can probably still find it in the Focus Braille display documentation on Freedom Scientific’s website.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Stephanie
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 7:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

 

How do I access it please? 

 

Steph 



On 6 Nov 2020, at 12:15 pm, Ashleigh Piccinino <apiccinino@...> wrote:



Finally found my copy of this guide. It also has how to use the Focus 40 with an iPhone.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Stephanie
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

 

 I got it here in Australia. it cost about $4500 Australian. It's a 40 cell display with a braille keyboard.  I'm still working out how to use it so cant tell you anything else at this point. 

 

Steph  




On 6 Nov 2020, at 2:10 am, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:



I can answer the mute question.

Press insert+space, then s.

That puts it into Speech On Demand.  So, if you issue a reading command, it will read, otherwise it will stay silent.

That is a toggle, so do insert+space and then s again to go back to full speech.

 

I believe there are focus commands to navigate the computer, but you would need to get the Jaws documentation on using the Focus, and I do not know if that is in BRF anywhere.

You may want to call 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

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Stephanie
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

 

 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: Online dictionary recommendation

Paul Filpus
 

Hello,
A couple of you mentioned dictionary.com, so I'll give that one a try first. Thanks to all of you for your help.
Paul


moderated Re: Online dictionary recommendation

JM Casey
 

I mentioned it, along with Wordweb, which works, but doesn’t give as comprehensive definitions or background as wiktionary. I’m not normally one to plug researchit because for the most part I think it’s not a great or reliable feature, but the Wiktionary lookup seems pretty stable and has never failed except maybe for a couple of timeouts when I had a slow connection.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Fettgather
Sent: November 5, 2020 08:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Unless someone has already mentioned this, Research-It in Jaws has a very uncluttered interface to Wictionary.

It’s found every word I could throw at it!

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Kennedy
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 7:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 


I use Alexa. Sometimes she stops on the first choice But I can often help her along by rewording the question.

On Thursday, November 5, 2020, 08:02:03 PM EST, David Diamond <daviddiamond2019@...> wrote:

 

 

I’ve had the shortcut for dictionary.com on my computer for I don’t know how long, years.  Mind you of late, I either use the spell checker in office 365 or, SIRI.  Siri is used when the spell checker has no idea what I’m trying to spell. There are still some dog breeds I have trouble spelling correctly.  If you can’t spell the breed name correctly, clients may not hire you.   

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: November 5, 2020 3:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hi,

 

I agree. I use Dictionary.com frequently.

 

Shirley

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hi,

Dictionary.com works great.

I’m going to paste the link to the word, “grace.”

It will give a few definitions, then there is a more button, which then shows I believe 18 or 19 definitions with examples, and yes, there is a lot of extras you can skip through but then it gets down to the origins and so on.

My wife and I used to have the Oxford English Dicitonary on CD but it was written for Windows 3.1, and at the time, was a steal at $130.

The Oxford English Dictionary had 21 definitions for Grace.  So,  dictionary.com is great for free.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/grace?s=t

 

 

 

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 Paul Filpus
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:10 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hello Listers,

I’m looking for a good online, JAWS-friendly, dictionary. I use a Lenovo laptop PC, Windows 10, and the latest version of JAWS. Please recommend your favorite one. I’d prefer a free one if possible.

Thanks,

Paul Filpus

 

 


moderated Re: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

Stephanie
 

How do I access it please? 

Steph 

On 6 Nov 2020, at 12:15 pm, Ashleigh Piccinino <apiccinino@...> wrote:



Finally found my copy of this guide. It also has how to use the Focus 40 with an iPhone.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Stephanie
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

 

 I got it here in Australia. it cost about $4500 Australian. It's a 40 cell display with a braille keyboard.  I'm still working out how to use it so cant tell you anything else at this point. 

 

Steph  



On 6 Nov 2020, at 2:10 am, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:



I can answer the mute question.

Press insert+space, then s.

That puts it into Speech On Demand.  So, if you issue a reading command, it will read, otherwise it will stay silent.

That is a toggle, so do insert+space and then s again to go back to full speech.

 

I believe there are focus commands to navigate the computer, but you would need to get the Jaws documentation on using the Focus, and I do not know if that is in BRF anywhere.

You may want to call 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

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Stephanie
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

 

 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: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

Finally found my copy of this guide. It also has how to use the Focus 40 with an iPhone.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Stephanie
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

 

 I got it here in Australia. it cost about $4500 Australian. It's a 40 cell display with a braille keyboard.  I'm still working out how to use it so cant tell you anything else at this point. 

 

Steph  



On 6 Nov 2020, at 2:10 am, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:



I can answer the mute question.

Press insert+space, then s.

That puts it into Speech On Demand.  So, if you issue a reading command, it will read, otherwise it will stay silent.

That is a toggle, so do insert+space and then s again to go back to full speech.

 

I believe there are focus commands to navigate the computer, but you would need to get the Jaws documentation on using the Focus, and I do not know if that is in BRF anywhere.

You may want to call 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

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Stephanie
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

 

 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: Online dictionary recommendation

Jim Fettgather
 

Unless someone has already mentioned this, Research-It in Jaws has a very uncluttered interface to Wictionary.

It’s found every word I could throw at it!

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Kennedy
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 7:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 


I use Alexa. Sometimes she stops on the first choice But I can often help her along by rewording the question.

On Thursday, November 5, 2020, 08:02:03 PM EST, David Diamond <daviddiamond2019@...> wrote:

 

 

I’ve had the shortcut for dictionary.com on my computer for I don’t know how long, years.  Mind you of late, I either use the spell checker in office 365 or, SIRI.  Siri is used when the spell checker has no idea what I’m trying to spell. There are still some dog breeds I have trouble spelling correctly.  If you can’t spell the breed name correctly, clients may not hire you.   

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: November 5, 2020 3:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hi,

 

I agree. I use Dictionary.com frequently.

 

Shirley

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hi,

Dictionary.com works great.

I’m going to paste the link to the word, “grace.”

It will give a few definitions, then there is a more button, which then shows I believe 18 or 19 definitions with examples, and yes, there is a lot of extras you can skip through but then it gets down to the origins and so on.

My wife and I used to have the Oxford English Dicitonary on CD but it was written for Windows 3.1, and at the time, was a steal at $130.

The Oxford English Dictionary had 21 definitions for Grace.  So,  dictionary.com is great for free.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/grace?s=t

 

 

 

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 Paul Filpus
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:10 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hello Listers,

I’m looking for a good online, JAWS-friendly, dictionary. I use a Lenovo laptop PC, Windows 10, and the latest version of JAWS. Please recommend your favorite one. I’d prefer a free one if possible.

Thanks,

Paul Filpus

 

 


moderated Re: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

If you’re wanting documentation on how to use the Focus series of Bluetooth Braille displays, I think you can find it on the FS website. I lost my copy, or I’d give it to you. I’ll find another though, probably from Freedom Scientific.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Stephanie
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

 

 Thank you so much. I will be using braille primarly rather than speech, so will need those braille comands. I'm using a focus display. Where do I find the html documents you speak of? [Still having trouble browsing the web the ms shge] 

 

The reason I have returned to windows is that I'm studying a music degree, and will use software that the mac will not support. Also, I figured that getting a job etc one day, most will use windows. So decided to return to windows. 

 

Steph   



On 6 Nov 2020, at 2:37 am, Dave Durber <d.durber@...> wrote:



Stephani:

 

I can answer 1 of your questions. To mute JAWS, press INSERT/JAWS KEY+SPACE BAR, then press the letter S. To unmute JAWS, use the same command sequence.

 

Dave Durber

 

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

From: Stephanie

Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:01 AM

Subject: new to jaws after 10 years using a mac

 

 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  

 

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