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moderated Re: jaws dealer here in Canada

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
 

I hope you all know that Optelec is part of Vispero.

Here is the list of companies owned by Vispero:

Enhanced Vision

Freedom Scientific

Optelec

The Paciello Group

 

from: https://vispero.com/

 

Richard

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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 11:12 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws dealer here in Canada

 

I haven't dealt with Frontier in a long time. Way before the CNIB association, they were pretty dependable, if, I thought, somewhat overpriced at times. Good equipmenta nd support, for usre.

Now though? I don't know. Them not answering correspondence is not a good sign.

I deal with Optilech more recently and they were slow, but they got the job done. They sent me my JAWS license in an un-ocred image PDF file, which I thought was pretty funny.

 

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon Ballantyne

Sent: December 7, 2020 12:49 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: jaws dealer here in Canada

 

Hi all,

 

Another fellow Canadian here. I saw the letter Richard posted. I did deal with Frontier computing in Toronto for many years. I wrote them in the summer though and there was no response. I understand they are somehow under CNIB. Does anyone have any recent experience with them or other vendors?

I, too, would like to update my SMA before year end, but do not know of which vendors to consider and what a true price point is.

Respectfully,

Sharon Ballantyne

JAWS 2021 user, Windows 10

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel

Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 10:45 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: jaws dealer here in Canada

 

How did that hand in your pocket manifest itself? Wouldn't any Jaws reseller in Canada charge the same for a Jaws SMA or upgrade?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond

Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 9:53 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: jaws dealer here in Canada

 

That's it, Optelec.  They were the company that I felt had their hand in my pocket.  Which got me looking for another dealer.

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hank William Merchant

Sent: December 6, 2020 6:00 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: jaws dealer here in Canada

 

 

 Hello Madison and all other fellow Canadian jaws users,

 I am also a Canadian jaws user. One jaws dealer here in Canada, who are in Quebec is:

 Optelec Canada Inc. | Groupe/Part of VFOTM

1812 boul. Marie-Victorin | Longueuil | QC  J4G 1Y9 ............................................................................

......

Phone 800-665-3005

Fax 450-677-1462

 CanadaSales@...

https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.optelec.com%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C8bc42a6045734141c6fe08d89ae404d8%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637429651406677493%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=ps30bl%2F8ddKwDWpYNpwVVJQ1MMxy%2F6Q8VZHWZlEQKL4%3D&amp;reserved=0

 VFO Company Logos: Ai Squared, Freedom Scientific, Optelec, and The Paciello Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Kindest regards,

Hank

 

 -----Original Message-----

From: Sieghard Weitzel

Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:58 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

 Looks like this is basically what used to be called Aroga.

 

 -----Original Message-----

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison  Martin

Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 1:55 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

 What's the name of the company? I want to look them up first; as they weren't listed under Canadian dealers on the FS website.

 -----Original Message-----

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David  Diamond

Sent: December 4, 2020 3:39 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

 Email this person and he will answer all of your questions.  There is an agency  in the East but, I felt they were trying to make as much money off the person  as they could.  Where as Ryan is trying to help the customer rather then his  wallet.  ryan@...

 -----Original Message-----

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison  Martin

Sent: December 4, 2020 11:03 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: upgrading Jaws

   Hi all,

For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current licence is good until version 2018, can I just update my licence, or will I have to  buy a whole new licence and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom Scientific,  or do I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope someone can help  me, as I've never done this before. Thanks Madison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


moderated Re: jaws dealer here in Canada

JM Casey
 

I haven't dealt with Frontier in a long time. Way before the CNIB
association, they were pretty dependable, if, I thought, somewhat overpriced
at times. Good equipmenta nd support, for usre.
Now though? I don't know. Them not answering correspondence is not a good
sign.
I deal with Optilech more recently and they were slow, but they got the job
done. They sent me my JAWS license in an un-ocred image PDF file, which I
thought was pretty funny.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon Ballantyne
Sent: December 7, 2020 12:49 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws dealer here in Canada

Hi all,

Another fellow Canadian here. I saw the letter Richard posted. I did deal
with Frontier computing in Toronto for many years. I wrote them in the
summer though and there was no response. I understand they are somehow under
CNIB. Does anyone have any recent experience with them or other vendors?
I, too, would like to update my SMA before year end, but do not know of
which vendors to consider and what a true price point is.
Respectfully,
Sharon Ballantyne
JAWS 2021 user, Windows 10

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 10:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws dealer here in Canada

How did that hand in your pocket manifest itself? Wouldn't any Jaws reseller
in Canada charge the same for a Jaws SMA or upgrade?

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 9:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws dealer here in Canada

That's it, Optelec. They were the company that I felt had their hand in my
pocket. Which got me looking for another dealer.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hank William
Merchant
Sent: December 6, 2020 6:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws dealer here in Canada



Hello Madison and all other fellow Canadian jaws users,

I am also a Canadian jaws user. One jaws dealer here in Canada, who are in
Quebec is:

Optelec Canada Inc. | Groupe/Part of VFOTM
1812 boul. Marie-Victorin | Longueuil | QC J4G 1Y9
............................................................................
......
Phone 800-665-3005
Fax 450-677-1462

CanadaSales@Vispero.com
www.optelec.com

VFO Company Logos: Ai Squared, Freedom Scientific, Optelec, and The
Paciello Group







Kindest regards,
Hank


-----Original Message-----
From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Looks like this is basically what used to be called Aroga.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 1:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

What's the name of the company? I want to look them up first; as they
weren't listed under Canadian dealers on the FS website.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: December 4, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Email this person and he will answer all of your questions. There is an
agency in the East but, I felt they were trying to make as much money off
the person as they could. Where as Ryan is trying to help the customer
rather then his wallet. ryan@canasstech.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: upgrading Jaws

Hi all,
For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current
licence is good until version 2018, can I just update my licence, or will I
have to buy a whole new licence and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom
Scientific, or do I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope
someone can help me, as I've never done this before. Thanks Madison


moderated Re: jaws dealer here in Canada

Sharon Ballantyne
 

Hi all,

Another fellow Canadian here. I saw the letter Richard posted. I did deal
with Frontier computing in Toronto for many years. I wrote them in the
summer though and there was no response. I understand they are somehow under
CNIB. Does anyone have any recent experience with them or other vendors?
I, too, would like to update my SMA before year end, but do not know of
which vendors to consider and what a true price point is.
Respectfully,
Sharon Ballantyne
JAWS 2021 user, Windows 10

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 10:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws dealer here in Canada

How did that hand in your pocket manifest itself? Wouldn't any Jaws reseller
in Canada charge the same for a Jaws SMA or upgrade?

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 9:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws dealer here in Canada

That's it, Optelec. They were the company that I felt had their hand in my
pocket. Which got me looking for another dealer.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hank William
Merchant
Sent: December 6, 2020 6:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws dealer here in Canada



Hello Madison and all other fellow Canadian jaws users,

I am also a Canadian jaws user. One jaws dealer here in Canada, who are in
Quebec is:

Optelec Canada Inc. | Groupe/Part of VFOTM
1812 boul. Marie-Victorin | Longueuil | QC J4G 1Y9
............................................................................
......
Phone 800-665-3005
Fax 450-677-1462

CanadaSales@Vispero.com
www.optelec.com

VFO Company Logos: Ai Squared, Freedom Scientific, Optelec, and The
Paciello Group







Kindest regards,
Hank


-----Original Message-----
From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Looks like this is basically what used to be called Aroga.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 1:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

What's the name of the company? I want to look them up first; as they
weren't listed under Canadian dealers on the FS website.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: December 4, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Email this person and he will answer all of your questions. There is an
agency in the East but, I felt they were trying to make as much money off
the person as they could. Where as Ryan is trying to help the customer
rather then his wallet. ryan@canasstech.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: upgrading Jaws

Hi all,
For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current
licence is good until version 2018, can I just update my licence, or will I
have to buy a whole new licence and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom
Scientific, or do I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope
someone can help me, as I've never done this before. Thanks Madison


moderated Re: jaws dealer here in Canada

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
 

  • For those of you in Canada, you may want to read this news from the Vispero web site:November 6, 2020

Vispero announces new partnership with CNIB

TORONTO, November 4, 2020 – CNIB, Canada’s largest non-profit serving people with sight loss, has signed a new partnership agreement with Vispero, the world’s largest assistive technology provider for the visually impaired.

Vispero delivers a high-quality line of optical and video magnifiers; wearables; scanning and reading devices; and easy-to-use software designed and developed to deliver innovative solutions that enable blind and low vision individuals to reach their full potential.

“We are thrilled to partner with CNIB as our missions are both centered around empowering those who are blind or low vision live full independent lives,” says Corneliu Hoza, Managing Director of Optelec Canada. “We believe this partnership is instrumental in being able to bring accessibility technology to more individuals all across Canada.”

Through this partnership, people with sight loss across Canada will have greater access to Vispero’s products, including ones from their Freedom Scientific, Enhanced Vision, and Optelec brands as soon as they launch. Vispero’s products will be available through all of CNIB’s enterprises including CNIB Smartlife, CNIB Frontier Accessibility and its affiliate organization, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada. In this exciting partnership, CNIB becomes the exclusive supplier of Vispero products in select regions across the country.

In addition, Vispero will provide a dramatically increased training and support program for all CNIB and Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada staff via webinars, phone support and internal education courses. Vispero will also be offering CNIB an expanded distribution of demonstration units so users can experience the products first-hand before making a selection. CNIB will also benefit from significantly improved delivery times so clients can get their Vispero products right when they need them.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Vispero,” says Shane Silver, Vice President of Social Enterprise and Innovation at CNIB. “Throughout our long history of working closely together, Vispero has always demonstrated their passion for delivering outstanding, innovative products and services. This partnership means that we will be able to ensure that Canadians with sight loss continue to have access to the right products as soon as they become available.”

About Vispero

Optelec Canada is a leading global distributor, designer, and manufacturer of life-changing assistive technologies for people who are visually impaired and blind. Optelec Canada is part of Vispero®. Vispero has its headquarters in the USA and the Netherlands, and offices in Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

About CNIB

CNIB is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today. We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Our work as a blind foundation is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast. To learn more or 


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On Dec 7, 2020, at 7:44 AM, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

How did that hand in your pocket manifest itself? Wouldn't any Jaws reseller in Canada charge the same for a Jaws SMA or upgrade?

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 9:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws dealer here in Canada

That's it, Optelec.  They were the company that I felt had their hand in my pocket.  Which got me looking for another dealer.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hank William  Merchant
Sent: December 6, 2020 6:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws dealer here in Canada



Hello Madison and all other fellow Canadian jaws users,

I am also a Canadian jaws user. One jaws dealer here in Canada, who are in  Quebec is:

Optelec Canada Inc. | Groupe/Part of VFOTM
1812 boul. Marie-Victorin | Longueuil | QC  J4G 1Y9  ..................................................................................
Phone 800-665-3005
Fax 450-677-1462

CanadaSales@...
https://eur06.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.optelec.com%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C5ac8685ae8fe4ff955ad08d89ac70517%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637429526854165406%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=wU3ZHLPxmpUjrCYMqf6%2FEpIQsf0W9t0AkM3ypWaZr6U%3D&amp;reserved=0

VFO Company Logos: Ai Squared, Freedom Scientific, Optelec, and The  Paciello Group







Kindest regards,
Hank


-----Original Message-----
From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Looks like this is basically what used to be called Aroga.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison  Martin
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 1:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

What's the name of the company? I want to look them up first; as they  weren't listed under Canadian dealers on the FS website.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David  Diamond
Sent: December 4, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Email this person and he will answer all of your questions.  There is an agency  in the East but, I felt they were trying to make as much money off the person  as they could.  Where as Ryan is trying to help the customer rather then his  wallet.  ryan@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison  Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: upgrading Jaws

  Hi all,
For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current  licence is good until version 2018, can I just update my licence, or will I have to  buy a whole new licence and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom Scientific,  or do I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope someone can help  me, as I've never done this before. Thanks Madison





































moderated Re: jaws dealer here in Canada

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

How did that hand in your pocket manifest itself? Wouldn't any Jaws reseller in Canada charge the same for a Jaws SMA or upgrade?

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 9:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws dealer here in Canada

That's it, Optelec. They were the company that I felt had their hand in my pocket. Which got me looking for another dealer.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hank William Merchant
Sent: December 6, 2020 6:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws dealer here in Canada



Hello Madison and all other fellow Canadian jaws users,

I am also a Canadian jaws user. One jaws dealer here in Canada, who are in Quebec is:

Optelec Canada Inc. | Groupe/Part of VFOTM
1812 boul. Marie-Victorin | Longueuil | QC J4G 1Y9 ..................................................................................
Phone 800-665-3005
Fax 450-677-1462

CanadaSales@Vispero.com
www.optelec.com

VFO Company Logos: Ai Squared, Freedom Scientific, Optelec, and The Paciello Group







Kindest regards,
Hank


-----Original Message-----
From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Looks like this is basically what used to be called Aroga.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 1:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

What's the name of the company? I want to look them up first; as they weren't listed under Canadian dealers on the FS website.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: December 4, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Email this person and he will answer all of your questions. There is an agency in the East but, I felt they were trying to make as much money off the person as they could. Where as Ryan is trying to help the customer rather then his wallet. ryan@canasstech.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: upgrading Jaws

Hi all,
For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current licence is good until version 2018, can I just update my licence, or will I have to buy a whole new licence and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom Scientific, or do I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope someone can help me, as I've never done this before. Thanks Madison


moderated Re: Excel power query

Mark Fisher
 

Hi
I'm not aware of any JAWS tutorials. I have find it quite difficult to use partly I suspect because of the memory/RAM/Processor power that's required to do that plus voice what's going on. Hopefully its just my PC however I suspect not.


--
Mark Fisher
Principal - HR Systems
Water Corporation


moderated Re: jaws dealer here in Canada

David Diamond
 

That's it, Optelec. They were the company that I felt had their hand in my pocket. Which got me looking for another dealer.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hank William
Merchant
Sent: December 6, 2020 6:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws dealer here in Canada



Hello Madison and all other fellow Canadian jaws users,

I am also a Canadian jaws user. One jaws dealer here in Canada, who are in
Quebec is:

Optelec Canada Inc. | Groupe/Part of VFOTM
1812 boul. Marie-Victorin | Longueuil | QC J4G 1Y9
..................................................................................
Phone 800-665-3005
Fax 450-677-1462

CanadaSales@Vispero.com
www.optelec.com

VFO Company Logos: Ai Squared, Freedom Scientific, Optelec, and The
Paciello Group







Kindest regards,
Hank


-----Original Message-----
From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Looks like this is basically what used to be called Aroga.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison
Martin
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 1:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

What's the name of the company? I want to look them up first; as they
weren't listed under Canadian dealers on the FS website.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David
Diamond
Sent: December 4, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Email this person and he will answer all of your questions. There is an agency
in the East but, I felt they were trying to make as much money off the person
as they could. Where as Ryan is trying to help the customer rather then his
wallet. ryan@canasstech.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison
Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: upgrading Jaws

Hi all,
For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current
licence is good until version 2018, can I just update my licence, or will I have to
buy a whole new licence and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom Scientific,
or do I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope someone can help
me, as I've never done this before. Thanks Madison


moderated Re: Changed Outlook Contacts Behavior

Gary Ray
 

Gary Ray here.

 

I am experiencing the same changed behavior.

 

It is terrible.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 5:18 PM
To: jfw list <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Changed Outlook Contacts Behavior

 

Hello, everyone.

 

Today, I just noticed that the behavior of my Outlook contacts list has changed.

 

As of a few days ago, I was able to hit enter on a contact, and get relevant information such as  that contact’s e-mail address by simply tabbing over to the e-mail address field.  Now, I have to go to something called the SMT address page to get this information.

 

In addition, I recently was very happy that the issue of easily navigating the list of members in an e-mail group via the arrow keys had been resolved, but now, it appears that this navigation is no longer possible once again.

 

Perhaps an update of some kind has changed things.

 

I’d like to know if others now experience these issues, and if there are any immediate solutions or work-arounds.

 

I’m currently using the latest build of Jaws 2021 on this Windows 10 PC, along with Outlook in Microsoft 365.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

 

 


moderated Re: jaws dealer here in Canada

Hank William Merchant
 

Hello Madison and all other fellow Canadian jaws users,

I am also a Canadian jaws user. One jaws dealer here in Canada, who are in
Quebec is:

Optelec Canada Inc. | Groupe/Part of VFOTM
1812 boul. Marie-Victorin | Longueuil | QC J4G 1Y9
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Phone 800-665-3005
Fax 450-677-1462

CanadaSales@Vispero.com
www.optelec.com

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Kindest regards,
Hank

-----Original Message-----
From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Looks like this is basically what used to be called Aroga.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 1:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

What's the name of the company? I want to look them up first; as they weren't listed under Canadian dealers on the FS website.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: December 4, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Email this person and he will answer all of your questions. There is an agency in the East but, I felt they were trying to make as much money off the person as they could. Where as Ryan is trying to help the customer rather then his wallet. ryan@canasstech.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: upgrading Jaws

Hi all,
For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current licence is good until version 2018, can I just update my licence, or will I have to buy a whole new licence and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom Scientific, or do I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope someone can help me, as I've never done this before. Thanks Madison


moderated Changed Outlook Contacts Behavior

Tom Behler
 

Hello, everyone.

 

Today, I just noticed that the behavior of my Outlook contacts list has changed.

 

As of a few days ago, I was able to hit enter on a contact, and get relevant information such as  that contact’s e-mail address by simply tabbing over to the e-mail address field.  Now, I have to go to something called the SMT address page to get this information.

 

In addition, I recently was very happy that the issue of easily navigating the list of members in an e-mail group via the arrow keys had been resolved, but now, it appears that this navigation is no longer possible once again.

 

Perhaps an update of some kind has changed things.

 

I’d like to know if others now experience these issues, and if there are any immediate solutions or work-arounds.

 

I’m currently using the latest build of Jaws 2021 on this Windows 10 PC, along with Outlook in Microsoft 365.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

 

 

 


moderated Changed Outlook Contacts Behavior

Tom Behler
 

Hello, everyone.

 

Today, I just noticed that the behavior of my Outlook contacts list has changed.

 

As of a few days ago, I was able to hit enter on a contact, and get relevant information such as  that contact’s e-mail address by simply tabbing over to the e-mail address field.  Now, I have to go to something called the SMT address page to get this information.

 

In addition, I recently was very happy that the issue of easily navigating the list of members in an e-mail group via the arrow keys had been resolved, but now, it appears that this navigation is no longer possible once again.

 

Perhaps an update of some kind has changed things.

 

I’d like to know if others now experience these issues, and if there are any immediate solutions or work-arounds.

 

I’m currently using the latest build of Jaws 2021 on this Windows 10 PC, along with Outlook in Microsoft 365.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

 

 


moderated Re: upgrading Jaws

Don Walls
 

Yes, you're correct. Canadian Assistive Technology used to be Aroga. So Canadians have the choice of buying software upgrades from Canadian Assistive Technology in Vancouver or Humanware in Quebec.

Don

-----Original Message-----
From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Looks like this is basically what used to be called Aroga.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 1:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

What's the name of the company? I want to look them up first; as they weren't listed under Canadian dealers on the FS website.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: December 4, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Email this person and he will answer all of your questions. There is an agency in the East but, I felt they were trying to make as much money off the person as they could. Where as Ryan is trying to help the customer rather then his wallet. ryan@canasstech.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: upgrading Jaws

Hi all,
For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current licence is good until version 2018, can I just update my licence, or will I have to buy a whole new licence and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom Scientific, or do I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope someone can help me, as I've never done this before. Thanks Madison


moderated Re: upgrading Jaws

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

Sorry, but I don't think that is correct information. An SMA covers two upgrades so at best Madision would have to buy 2 SMA's with the first covering the upgrade to 2019 and 2020 and the second would cover ythe upgrade to Jaws 2021 and one upgrade would remain to cover next year's Jaws 2022 update. After the update next fall she would again have to buy an SMA to cover Jaws 2023 and Jaws 2024.
But instead of all this guessing, it would simply be best if she contacted Ryan at Canadian Assistive Technologies whose email David provided.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mich Verrier
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 12:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io; jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Hi Maddison. You can get a sma that will give you 3 upgrades and I think that the price is around 100 or 200 canadion you could buy from fs but you would have to convert that to usd. From Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 1:54 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: upgrading Jaws

Hi all,
For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current licience is good until version 2018, can I just update my licience, or will I have to buy a whole new licience and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom Scientific, or do I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope someone can help me, as I've never done this before. Thanks Madison


moderated Re: upgrading Jaws

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

Of course the exchange rate would have to be factored into a Canadian version of the subscription as it is with most things. After all, a SMA here in Canada is also more in Canadian Dollars than it is in US Dollars but similar with the exchange rate factored in. Currently the Canadian equivalent of $90 US is about $120 and if Vispero could offer a subscription for that price that would still be pretty good for many users.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: Saturday, December 5, 2020 1:49 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

 

The thing is too, even if it was available in Canada there is the exchange rate.  There was a program on using word press on a SD card.  The cost for it was $119.  By the time the currency exchange rate kicked in, it was close to $159. 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: December 5, 2020 6:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

 

Hello,

 

I admit I don’t know how JAWS purchase works in Canada, but in the US, if you fall behind several years in purchasing upgrades as you have, it is preferable to buy annual licenses instead. Last I checked this was $90 US. Much cheaper than an initial outlay of over $400 to get yourself up to date. I would assume, but do not know, that the annual license option is available in Canada.

 

Hope this helps,

David


moderated Re: upgrading Jaws

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

Looks like this is basically what used to be called Aroga.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 1:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

What's the name of the company? I want to look them up first; as they weren't listed under Canadian dealers on the FS website.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: December 4, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Email this person and he will answer all of your questions. There is an agency in the East but, I felt they were trying to make as much money off the person as they could. Where as Ryan is trying to help the customer rather then his wallet. ryan@canasstech.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: upgrading Jaws

Hi all,
For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current licence is good until version 2018, can I just update my licence, or will I have to buy a whole new licence and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom Scientific, or do I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope someone can help me, as I've never done this before. Thanks Madison


moderated Re: Edge and Jaws question

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

Hello Madison,

Sorry, I didn't know you were also in Canada. You can't buy directly from Vispero and as far as I know the subscription based model is not yet available here.
Where abouts are you in Canada? If you like send me a message off-list to sieghard@outlook.com, in the meantime let me check where I last bought my SMA, can't remember just now what the place was called.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 7:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Edge and Jaws question

I'm in Canada too, so what model do you use? Can we still buy from Visparo, or do we have to go to a Canadian dealer?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: December 4, 2020 9:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Edge and Jaws question

Hello Madison,

As I said in my previous email, you have to go into Edge settings and disable some of the options regarding the automatic saving of passwords, predictive filling of search fields and so on.
I just tried in both the Edge address bar and in the search field on Google.com and I had no issues with Jaws 2021 letting me navigate whatever I had typed or what was in the address field by word or character and backspacing would read each character I was deleting.
You will most likely soon get the Windows 10 20H2 update since it seems you are a year behind and skipped Windows 10 Version 2004 this spring and since Microsoft now discontinues support for older Windows 10 versions fairly quickly, it is definitely in your best interest to keep Windows 10 up to date and with these latest versions f Windows Jaws 2018 just won't cut it any more or at least it will result in more and more inssues.
I think the subscription option would be best for you since you can get a subscription without having to pay any catch-up fees, if you wanted to upgrade to Jaws 2021 you would have to find out exactly how much that would cost from Vispero, but I think you are basically looking at two SMA's, one for Jaws 2019 and 2020 and the second to give you the update to Jaws 2021 and this one would also then cover Jaws 2022 next year. However, if you start the subscription all you ever have to worry is paying your $90 a year, not sure if you can also pay monthly since I'm in Canada where the subscription based model is not yet offered.

Best regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 7:23 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Edge and Jaws question

This is not an email issue, only a Edge issue. I just worry that even after upgrading that I'll still have these issues, can anyone tell me with certainty that upgrading will fix these issues? If no one can tell me then it's not worth spending a bunch of money to upgrade if there's the potencial that I'll still have the same problems.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: December 3, 2020 10:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Edge and Jaws question

Madison,

I wonder if this happens after you've been working with JAWS for a while. Ever since installing JAWS 2021, I've experienced problems like this, which I didn't with JAWS 2020. Don't worry, I haven't forgotten you're using 2018. My solution has been to safe the draft of the email, assuming I've started it, and then to close and reopen JAWS. Obviously, a workaround, but perhaps you could try and see if it does the job until you're able to upgrade.

As you clearly realize, you'd be advised to upgrade your JAWS when you can afford to.

Note that Edge isn't an email program; it's a browser. Can you tell which email program you're actually using?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Edge and Jaws question

Hi all,
I don't know if there's any way to fix these issues (other then upgrading which isn't happening right now), but I really hope there is. Anyway, when I type in an edit field (or whatever they called) in Edge I can't go back and read what I've written and if I erase a character Jaws just says blank so I don't know what I've erased. Also after I've input my email in a site it saves it, and even when I try and type a new email it just fills in the box with my email so when I type a new email address it sticks my email in there. So, are there any settings within either Edge or Jaws that I can change to fix any of these problems? If there's a setting that can be changed so that Edge never saves my email and I have to type in my email address everytime I log in or do anything on any site, I don't care, it's a small price to pay. I'm using Jaws 2018, the latest Edge, and Windows 10 version 1909. I really hope that there's something I can do to fix these issues, as they're driving me crazy. Look forward to any help/suggestions anyone can provide me!! Thanks Madison


moderated Re: websight or app for blind

 

Hi Amir,

 

The Robinhood iOS app is very accessible for investments. You might want to create your account using their website which is also accessible at this link:

 

https://robinhood.com/

 

Alan Lemly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Amir Shah
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2020 3:59 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: websight or app for blind

 

Hi groups how are you guys doing today. My name is amir shah and I am blind I use jaws 2021 and a iPhone. I was wandering if there is any app out their that is blind friendly to invest money in or a website. Any help is appreciated


moderated Excel power query

romance's prince
 


hello dears
 
is any tutorials for using power query / (Get and Transform) with jaws? or accessibility teps.
 
  thanks
 


moderated Re: How to make Googgle Chrome default browser

Gezim Rexha
 

Many thanks, it was so fast and easy!

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins
Sent: e diel, 6 dhjetor 2020 15:06
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to make Googgle Chrome default browser

 

Many ways to do this, but what I do is Go to search box and type default apps

 

Al

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gezim Rexha
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 8:36 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: How to make Googgle Chrome default browser

 

Hi list,

 

Recently, probably after some update, Windows prompted me to change some settings, and I accepted the recommended ones; however, it seems that I have accepted Edge as my default browser.

However, I would like to have Google or Google Chrome as my default browser, and I hope you will instruct me how to do so.

 

Cheers,

Gezim


moderated Re: How to make Googgle Chrome default browser

Alan Robbins <arobbins1057@...>
 

Many ways to do this, but what I do is Go to search box and type default apps

 

Al

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gezim Rexha
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 8:36 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: How to make Googgle Chrome default browser

 

Hi list,

 

Recently, probably after some update, Windows prompted me to change some settings, and I accepted the recommended ones; however, it seems that I have accepted Edge as my default browser.

However, I would like to have Google or Google Chrome as my default browser, and I hope you will instruct me how to do so.

 

Cheers,

Gezim

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