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moderated Re: Most accessible antivirus or security suite with JAWS

Chris Hill
 

Well, to me, malware bytes is accessible enough and it gets the job done.  I've been using it for several years, and it generally doesn't get in the way and the price for the subscription is pretty good.



On 2/19/2021 01:07, Phillip Gross wrote:
Thanks. As I said it has been a couple of years and I was considering my options.

I studied the test results before I did anything. I realize it’s close to the top and performs well, but so do several others. There aren’t many tests out there that tell you how well something works with a screen reader and I was curious how others performed.

I realize it’s a small, hell minuscule, sample-size but the only malware I have received in the past 2 years was missed by Windows Defender. Luckily a MalwareBytes scan caught it. I’m not denouncing Windows defender because of this.


Finally, something I should have added in my original post, I use my computer for freelance work and receive files who’s origins I can’t always be 100% sure of. I don’t mind paying for peace of mind, I would rather not, but I don’t mind if I have to.


moderated Re: itunes with jaws 2021.

Chris Hill
 

I don't think it matters where you get itunes.  Tab and shift tab are very necessary, alt doesn't seem to bring up the menus, but alt+f will give you the file menu and you can arrow around from there.  Not all that accessible, but for what little you'll actually need it for, it will sort of work.



On 2/19/2021 07:50, Patrick Murphy wrote:

Hi,

 

I am totally frustrated with this, perhaps someone could help.

I have just purchased a new ipad, and i have loaded the itunes app onto my windows 10 pc.

Everything is up to date, windows, jaws etc.

The app seems to be totally inaccessible with jaws.

Should I be using the actual program rather than the Microsoft store app?

Generally, i find apps not very accessible.

 

Thanks,

 

Pat

 

 

Sent from my gmail account.

 


moderated Re: itunes with jaws 2021.

Patrick Murphy <murphy.patrick42@...>
 

Hi,

 

I am totally frustrated with this, perhaps someone could help.

I have just purchased a new ipad, and i have loaded the itunes app onto my windows 10 pc.

Everything is up to date, windows, jaws etc.

The app seems to be totally inaccessible with jaws.

Should I be using the actual program rather than the Microsoft store app?

Generally, i find apps not very accessible.

 

Thanks,

 

Pat

 

 

Sent from my gmail account.

 


moderated Re: Most accessible antivirus or security suite with JAWS

Phillip Gross
 

Thanks. As I said it has been a couple of years and I was considering my options.

I studied the test results before I did anything. I realize it’s close to the top and performs well, but so do several others. There aren’t many tests out there that tell you how well something works with a screen reader and I was curious how others performed.

I realize it’s a small, hell minuscule, sample-size but the only malware I have received in the past 2 years was missed by Windows Defender. Luckily a MalwareBytes scan caught it. I’m not denouncing Windows defender because of this.


Finally, something I should have added in my original post, I use my computer for freelance work and receive files who’s origins I can’t always be 100% sure of. I don’t mind paying for peace of mind, I would rather not, but I don’t mind if I have to.


moderated Re: Most accessible antivirus or security suite with JAWS

 

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 09:50 PM, Soronel Haetir wrote:
In my experience Windows Defender is perfectly accessible and does a fine job.
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Yup.  If you're using Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 then Windows Security is the way to go.

Look at the most recent testing results from the following antivirus/security testing labs, along with the historical results from the past several years if you want to see how Windows Security/Defender has been performing.  Windows Security has been solidly in the top 10, often top 5, and frequently beats out several well-known competitors that one must pay for.

AV Test

AV Comparatives

SE Labs  (Reports Page)

MRG Effitas  (360 Protection Testing Category)

The fact that it's turn it on and forget it, for the vast majority of users, as well as being accessible makes it an ideal choice.

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One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: Most accessible antivirus or security suite with JAWS

Soronel Haetir
 

In my experience Windows Defender is perfectly accessible and does a fine job.

On 2/18/21, Phillip Gross <phillip_gross@outlook.com> wrote:
The subject line kind of says it all doesn’t it? I’ve been using the
combination of MalwareBytes Premium and Windows Defender for a couple of
years. It’s time to renew the Malwarebytes subscription and I figured I
would revisit my options.

From what I’ve learned Eset may or may not be accessible. People on here say
it isn’t. Their website gives instructions on installing a screen reader
compatibility file to make it work with NVDA or JAWS. I lean towards taking
the word of the screen reader users who have actually used it.

Trend Micro and Bit Defender May or may not be accessible. There is a
government agency in Texas, I can’t remember which one, that signed an
agreement for a 3rd party vender to provide them with software. This vender
provides Trend Micro and Bit Defender. This agency says it won’t use
software that isn’t accessible. We all know how much those statements are
worth.

I know the good and bad points of MalwareBytes and Windows Defender.

Having said all of that what do you recommend, what do you use, how
accessible is it, and what do and don’t you like about it? Thanks in
advance.





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soronel.haetir@gmail.com


moderated Most accessible antivirus or security suite with JAWS

Phillip Gross
 

The subject line kind of says it all doesn’t it? I’ve been using the combination of MalwareBytes Premium and Windows Defender for a couple of years. It’s time to renew the Malwarebytes subscription and I figured I would revisit my options.

From what I’ve learned Eset may or may not be accessible. People on here say it isn’t. Their website gives instructions on installing a screen reader compatibility file to make it work with NVDA or JAWS. I lean towards taking the word of the screen reader users who have actually used it.

Trend Micro and Bit Defender May or may not be accessible. There is a government agency in Texas, I can’t remember which one, that signed an agreement for a 3rd party vender to provide them with software. This vender provides Trend Micro and Bit Defender. This agency says it won’t use software that isn’t accessible. We all know how much those statements are worth.

I know the good and bad points of MalwareBytes and Windows Defender.

Having said all of that what do you recommend, what do you use, how accessible is it, and what do and don’t you like about it? Thanks in advance.


moderated Re: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

Bill White
 

Hi, Larry. Albert was looking for a setting that would lower volume while other audio is playing, not a setting to manually raise or lower volume. That's why I didn't describe the new layered keystroke functions to set JAWS and system volume.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Larry Gassman
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

 

The newest innovation is the layered key strokes with regard to volume which is in the February update.

More to follow in future builds.

Larry

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

 

Hi, Albert. Press JAWS Key plus SPACE, followed by the letter D for Audio Ducking. It is a toggle, and it will tell you the state of the toggle after being pressed.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

 

Good evening everyone, 

 

Is their a particular setting or checkbox that says, lower the volume of other programs or applications while Jaws is speaking?  If so, can someone please point me in the right direction on where to go find this setting, or  where this setting or checkbox can be found?

 

Thanks in advance, 

 

Al            


moderated Re: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

Larry Gassman
 

The newest innovation is the layered key strokes with regard to volume which is in the February update.

More to follow in future builds.

Larry

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

 

Hi, Albert. Press JAWS Key plus SPACE, followed by the letter D for Audio Ducking. It is a toggle, and it will tell you the state of the toggle after being pressed.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

 

Good evening everyone, 

 

Is their a particular setting or checkbox that says, lower the volume of other programs or applications while Jaws is speaking?  If so, can someone please point me in the right direction on where to go find this setting, or  where this setting or checkbox can be found?

 

Thanks in advance, 

 

Al            


moderated Re: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

Bill White
 

Hi, Albert. Press JAWS Key plus SPACE, followed by the letter D for Audio Ducking. It is a toggle, and it will tell you the state of the toggle after being pressed.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

 

Good evening everyone, 

 

Is their a particular setting or checkbox that says, lower the volume of other programs or applications while Jaws is speaking?  If so, can someone please point me in the right direction on where to go find this setting, or  where this setting or checkbox can be found?

 

Thanks in advance, 

 

Al            


moderated Re: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

Milton Ota
 

There are two that I know of and here it is:

 

Using the layered command JAWS Key + Spacebar followed by the letter V for volume, followed by the letter S for system and using the up and down arrow keys to adjust the volume.

 

If you have the Speaker/Headphone or some would call it the Volume Control, sitting in your System Tray, you can go there and adjust the volume.

 

HTH

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 5:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

 

Good evening everyone, 

 

Is their a particular setting or checkbox that says, lower the volume of other programs or applications while Jaws is speaking?  If so, can someone please point me in the right direction on where to go find this setting, or  where this setting or checkbox can be found?

 

Thanks in advance, 

 

Al            


moderated Re: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

Richard Turner
 

Press insert+6 on the number row.

Press control+shift+d for the Jaws default settings.

Type volume in the search box.

Arrow donw once and you should be on that setting.

 

 

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

 

Good evening everyone, 

 

Is their a particular setting or checkbox that says, lower the volume of other programs or applications while Jaws is speaking?  If so, can someone please point me in the right direction on where to go find this setting, or  where this setting or checkbox can be found?

 

Thanks in advance, 

 

Al            


moderated Re: Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

 

Since JAWs has a good settings search, I'd suggest you look for "ducking."

I believe that JAWS and NVDA both call this feature audio ducking.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Volume setting that lowers other volume of programs while Jaws is speaking.

Albert Cutolo
 

Good evening everyone, 

 

Is their a particular setting or checkbox that says, lower the volume of other programs or applications while Jaws is speaking?  If so, can someone please point me in the right direction on where to go find this setting, or  where this setting or checkbox can be found?

 

Thanks in advance, 

 

Al            


moderated Re: Autofit tables and center information

Marianne Denning
 

Thank you very much. That is what I was looking for.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Autofit tables and center information

 

When the whole table is selected, and that's what you must do if you want the changes to be applied across all cells, when the context menu is invoked it should contain the AutoFit Item, which has three choices when activated:  AutoFit to Contents, AutoFit to Window, and Fixed Width.

Once the context menu is up, hitting A followed by F should do a Fit to Contents for every cell in the table.  Were you to want Window, the character after A would be W, and fixed width it would be X.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: JAWS and MS Store

Lino Morales <linomorales001@...>
 

I get a weird message notavvailable outside of relevant tables and dialog windows.

On 2/18/2021 4:40 PM, Richard Turner wrote:
Well, try insert+z once the store opens and then you can navigate by headings or links, though all I'm finding are games and free apps.
But, at least it is more than "button."



Richard

Ralph's Observation: It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.


My web site, www.turner42.com



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and MS Store

Well for some stupid reason the Microsoft Store won't load properly with the latest update of JAWS 2021. All I hear is button unavailable. Works just fine with NVDA. So has anyone experienced this?










moderated Re: JAWS and MS Store

Richard Turner
 

Well, try insert+z once the store opens and then you can navigate by headings or links, though all I'm finding are games and free apps.
But, at least it is more than "button."



Richard

Ralph's Observation: It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.


My web site, www.turner42.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and MS Store

Well for some stupid reason the Microsoft Store won't load properly with the latest update of JAWS 2021. All I hear is button unavailable. Works just fine with NVDA. So has anyone experienced this?


moderated JAWS and MS Store

Lino Morales <linomorales001@...>
 

Well for some stupid reason the Microsoft Store won't load properly with the latest update of JAWS 2021. All I hear is button unavailable. Works just fine with NVDA. So has anyone experienced this?


moderated Re: Autofit tables and center information

 

When the whole table is selected, and that's what you must do if you want the changes to be applied across all cells, when the context menu is invoked it should contain the AutoFit Item, which has three choices when activated:  AutoFit to Contents, AutoFit to Window, and Fixed Width.

Once the context menu is up, hitting A followed by F should do a Fit to Contents for every cell in the table.  Were you to want Window, the character after A would be W, and fixed width it would be X.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: Autofit tables and center information

Marianne Denning
 

I understand that about the version of JAWS but I just give the information. Where do I find the autofit? I found center and other alignment options on the applications key.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Autofit tables and center information

 

When defining the table, or afterward, you need to make sure that the "autofit to contents" option is set for all cells in the table under the AutoFit option, and that up in the paragraph formatting area that you have center justification selected for all cells as well.

I generally select the whole table, do the Autofit setting, unselect the table then select the whole thing again, then apply the text centering in paragraph.  You can try doing both, and it will often work just fine, but sometimes not.  If it does, you've lost nothing by trying to kill both birds with one stone, and if it doesn't, and you apply those settings in the order I've mentioned, you know that it's the centering in the cell that you need to apply after having selected the table again.

The above applies regardless of the version of Word/Office.  These are table formatting tasks in Word.  They also have nothing to do with what particular screen reader one might be using at the time.
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One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide

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