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moderated Re: raising/lowering computer volume

Dave Durber
 


Ben:
 
Using methods one or two, which Siegard suggests, you get a defined Windows audible sound, and JAWS announces the volume change, when you press the UP or, Down arrow keys to raise and lower the system volume.
 
1. Bring up the system tray with Jaws + F11, arrow down to your speaker icon, press enter and from the context menu select volume mixer. Then use up and down arrow to change the volume
2. To directly bring up the volume mixer press the Windows Key and type "SndVol" and press enter, this stands for "sound volume" and after pressing enter you again use up and down arrow to change the volume, press enter or Escape to exit after changing the volume.

3. Using the Adjust Volume  applet. Tap either WINDOWS KEY. Type: adjust volume or, volume  in the search edit field and press ENTER. This opens the "Setting < System < Sound, applet. Windows will more than likely delimit to the applet, as soon as you type the first three letters of adjust or  volume.
 
 By default, the first item displayed is: "change the device or app volume link".
 
Press SHIFT+TAB ONCE. JAWS says, "Change device volume left right slider".
 
Use the UP or DOWN ARROW keys, to increase or decrease the system volume.

Press ALT+F4, to close the applet.

 
Using this method, the volume changes by single digitss.
 
4. using the JAWS method, which came into effect in Version 2021. Press JAWS KEY+SPACE BAR, followed by V, followed by S, for the system volume, or J, for the JAWS volume. Use the UP or, DOWN arrow keys, to increase or, decrease either volume.
 
Press ESC or, ALT+F4. A decending 2-tone is played, and the window is closed.
 
Using this method, the volume increases or decreases by 2 digits. JAWS speaks the volume changes  but, there is no Windows audible sound when you press the UP or DOWN arrow keys.
 
HTH
 
Dave
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Ben Moxey
Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2021 1:58 AM
Subject: Re: raising/lowering computer volume

Hi everyone

 

Great suggestions! 😊 Personally, I've always found it frustrating that Windows does not have universal keyboard shortcuts that adjust volume. Coincidentally, I provided this feedback to Microsoft about two weeks back via the Feedback Hub in Windows.

 

For those not familiar, the Feedback Hub is an official way to provide feedback directly to Microsoft and can be accessed by pressing Windows key + Alt + F. Feedback can then be voted on by other Windows users and the most popular/relevant is escalated.

 

Anyway, my suggestion was basically to set Windows key + F11 and F12 to adjust system volume. I also stated that it would be great to have an optional sound effect that plays while adjusting volume for those who cannot see the visual representation. I think this would be a great accessibility enhancement.

 

If you agree, please feel free to go and view my feedback and give it a vote via the link below. Unfortunately, it can be tricky to have feedback like this recognised because most users haven't experienced this difficulty. Note that when you activate the link, you will get a message asking you if it’s ok to open Feedback Hub.

 

Adjusting Windows Volume Feedback

 

Cheers

 

Ben

 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, 12 September 2021 12:48 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: raising/lowering computer volume

 

Using the Jaws layered command is one option.

If you want to raise the overall volume then there are two additional options:

 

If you have a keyboard with volume buttons this would be one of the easiest ways, if there are no dedicated volume buttons or on a laptop, often FN + a Function Key will do the trick.

On my Asus laptop FN + F11 is volume down, FN + F12 is volume up and FN + F10 is Mute/Unmute. I often use a Logitech K780 keyboard with my laptop and since it has no dedicated volume buttons or knob, the same key combinations work, furthermore, FN + F7, F8 and F9 are media keys for Rewind, Play/Pause and Forward/Skip respectively.

My mechanical keyboards at work which are from a company called "Das Keyboard" have a really nice round knob on the top right of the keyboard and next to it a Mute/Unmute button and buttons for Rewind, Play/Pause and Forward.

 

Lastly, if you don't have any buttons you can bring up the computer's volume mixer in two main ways:

1. Bring up the system tray with Jaws + F11, arrow down to your speaker icon, press enter and from the context menu select volume mixer. Then use up and down arrow to change the volume 2. To directly bring up the volume mixer press the Windows Key and type "SndVol" and press enter, this stands for "sound volume" and after pressing enter you again use up and down arrow to change the volume, press enter or Escape to exit after changing the volume.

3. You can create a shortcut for the volume mixer and either put it on the desktop and create a shortcut like Control + Shift + V or put the shortcut on the taskbar, move it to whichever position you want, let's say 2, and then use Windows Key + 2 on the number row to open it. Windows Key + keys 1 through 0 are the Windows shortcut keys for opening applications 1 through 10 on the taskbar and in my opinion are the best option for your most used applications or shortcuts because once on the taskbar you don't have to create a keyboard shortcut and you can open the item from anywhere.

 

 

----Original Message-----

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curtis Chong

Sent: September 10, 2021 5:47 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: raising/lowering computer volume

 

Use the JAWS layered command INSERT+SPACE then v. Enter s after that to adjust the system volume or j to adjust the JAWS volume. Use the up and down arrow keys to make the adjustment then press Escape.

 

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

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

Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 6:35 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: raising/lowering computer volume

 

Hi all,

Can someone please remind me how to raise/lower the volume on my computer? I can't remember how to do it. Using latest versions of Jaws and Windows 10.

Thanks

Madison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


moderated Re: OT - Accessibility of AT&T Cingular Flip IV

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi Tim and All!

Indeed, no one knows anything about it, and there is no information on the Internet about it. So, I have had to figure things out myself. Attached with this email is a file called " AT&T Cingular Flip IV Accessibility Guide.docx." it is what I have learned so far. I am not sure if this list allows attachments. Let me know if it does not come through.

There are a number of things I should like to learn more about. They include things like reading and editing of text, "quick keys" (e.g., say the battery, signal or other status) and other things. I am about 75% of the way assessing this phone.

Only because I must change my phone am I exploring this phone. My current phone is 3G. I use my phone only for basic things like calls, texts and contacts. More than that and I turn to my laptop and JAWS. I do not need a smart phone. To be sure, this phone is rudimentary. But, if it works for my basic needs then I can save hundreds of dollars! This phone is free.

I hope you and any others will be able to learn more about this phone, and share it with me. I intend to expand on the guide attached here. If the phone is usable, I will put this guide out on the Internet for the world.

HTH,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim Ford
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 6:48 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: OT - Accessibility of AT&T Cingular Flip IV

I am stuck in the same situation. I took it to an AT&T franchise location, and they told me they knew nothing of this phone and I needed to go to a real AT&T store. That is a long drive. I am stuck with a phone that I cannot even figure out how to turn on and off.

Tim Ford

From: Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 8:42 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: OT - Accessibility of AT&T Cingular Flip IV

Hi!



I was sent the “AT&T Cingular Flip IV” cellphone recently because my
old cellphone is soon to be incompatible with AT&T’s network.
Apparently, this phone’s OS is “KiaOS” and it has an accessibility feature called “Readout.”
Does anyone know about this cellphone’s accessibility? Does anyone
know where I can find information about “Readout?” Does anyone know
if there is a listing somewhere of key commands (a.k.a., shortcuts)
that can be used for various functions (e.g., time, status, etc.)?



Thanks,

Richard







moderated assuss webstorage

Marvin Hunkin
 

Hi. Did try this a while back or a year or two back, and was not very accessible with jaws, and nvda. Has any one tried this webstore and is it more accessible now.

Thanks.

 


moderated wi 11 windows check

Marvin Hunkin
 

Hi. Here’s a link to where you can get the windows 11 health check app and also the y1 1 app as well.

Marvin.

https://pureinfotech.com/avoid-problems-installing-windows-11/

 


moderated Re: Zoomtext/Fusion feedback loop problem in Zoom Meeting #fusion

sharynsobel@...
 

Thanks for your feedback Joe.  She tried disabling Zoomtext after joining the Zoom meeting and this resolved the problem.  I'm going to take a second look at her volume settings, which she has turned way up in order to listen to Netflix audio described movies.  


moderated Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...>
 

Hi Bill.  The other thing is that if you follow all the installation instructions, the JRE application should have created the JAVA_HOME environment for you.  Also, if you could detect the version of java on your systam, then it should be easy enough to detect the JAB app and switch.  Cheers!

On 12/9/2021 10:48 am, Bill White wrote:

Hi, Jaffar. I did what you said. I installed JRE64-bit. I copied the JAVA Access Bridge.dll file to my System32 directory. When I went to the commandline, and entered,

 

jabswitch -enable

 

I received the same error,

 

'jabswitch.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,                                                  

operable program or batch file.                                                                                          

 

It appears that when I am in commandline mode, the jabswitch.exe file, which is located in,

 

C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_301\bin

 

is not in the path.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 6:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

 

Hi Vaughan.  I forgot to list one more crucial step.  I sent the missing procedure to Bill White but here it is in case you miss it.  After you install Java,  you need to navigate to your java\bin directory.  This can be typically found in your C:\Program Files folder if you install Java 64Bit, or, C:\program files (X86) if you have java 32Bit installed.  Here's where you have to pay particular attention.

If it is java 64Bit you have installed, copy the WindowsAccessBridge-64.dll from the Java\Jre\bin to your C:\Windos\System32 subdirectory.  On the other hand, if you have java 32bit installed, then copy the WindowsAccessBridge.dll from your Java\Jre\Bin directory to your C:\Windows\SysWow64 subdirectory.  After completing those steps, go to your command line and type

java -version to do an installation check, then

jabswitch.exe -enable to enable access bridge.

You might want to restart your pc to ensure the windowsAccessBridge.dll is registered to your pc before enabling accessbridge itself.  Cheers and let me know how it goes.

On 12/9/2021 5:45 am, Vaughan Dodd wrote:

Great: thank you Jaffar.

 

Hope to make progress during today using your instructions.

 

 

Vaughan.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, 11 September 2021 5:04 pm
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

 

Hi.  You first need to install the Java runtime environment which you can get from the oracle website.  A search on google will yield you the needed result.  Choose the one for your windows environment, 32 or 64bit.  Install it as you would a normal application or program.  Once installed, go to your command line.

Type the following to see if you got the JRE correctly installed:

java -version

This will tell you if you got the correct version installed.

If it is, then type the following:

jabswitch.exe -enable

You should here the message telling you that the java access bridge has been enabled.  You should then be good to go.  Write me privately if you have any more concerns.  Cheers!

On 11/9/2021 6:26 am, Vaughan Dodd wrote:

Hello everyone.

 

I am not sure how to solve my problem, but hopefully someone with more expertise than I can point me in the right direction.

 

I am currently evaluating a music library grooming application called Songkong. It comes recommended by a specialist retailer of premium audio equipment.

 

When I load, it refers to problems because Access Bridge is not installed. The error reports this, so Windows is telling SongKong that there is a screen reader.

 

Is Access Bridge a tool for software developers, a utility for end-users or something else. If I download it, what happens to Jaws? Anything else that I should be aware of?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


moderated Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...>
 

Hi Bill.  If you downloaded the 64Bit Java Runtime environment, you should get the WindowsAccessBridge-64.dll which you should copy to C:\Windows\System32  Check if you got the 64Bit JRE downloaded, because from what you've written, you got the WindowsAccessBridge.dll instead which is the 32Bit version.  Cheers!

On 12/9/2021 10:48 am, Bill White wrote:

Hi, Jaffar. I did what you said. I installed JRE64-bit. I copied the JAVA Access Bridge.dll file to my System32 directory. When I went to the commandline, and entered,

 

jabswitch -enable

 

I received the same error,

 

'jabswitch.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,                                                  

operable program or batch file.                                                                                          

 

It appears that when I am in commandline mode, the jabswitch.exe file, which is located in,

 

C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_301\bin

 

is not in the path.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 6:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

 

Hi Vaughan.  I forgot to list one more crucial step.  I sent the missing procedure to Bill White but here it is in case you miss it.  After you install Java,  you need to navigate to your java\bin directory.  This can be typically found in your C:\Program Files folder if you install Java 64Bit, or, C:\program files (X86) if you have java 32Bit installed.  Here's where you have to pay particular attention.

If it is java 64Bit you have installed, copy the WindowsAccessBridge-64.dll from the Java\Jre\bin to your C:\Windos\System32 subdirectory.  On the other hand, if you have java 32bit installed, then copy the WindowsAccessBridge.dll from your Java\Jre\Bin directory to your C:\Windows\SysWow64 subdirectory.  After completing those steps, go to your command line and type

java -version to do an installation check, then

jabswitch.exe -enable to enable access bridge.

You might want to restart your pc to ensure the windowsAccessBridge.dll is registered to your pc before enabling accessbridge itself.  Cheers and let me know how it goes.

On 12/9/2021 5:45 am, Vaughan Dodd wrote:

Great: thank you Jaffar.

 

Hope to make progress during today using your instructions.

 

 

Vaughan.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, 11 September 2021 5:04 pm
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

 

Hi.  You first need to install the Java runtime environment which you can get from the oracle website.  A search on google will yield you the needed result.  Choose the one for your windows environment, 32 or 64bit.  Install it as you would a normal application or program.  Once installed, go to your command line.

Type the following to see if you got the JRE correctly installed:

java -version

This will tell you if you got the correct version installed.

If it is, then type the following:

jabswitch.exe -enable

You should here the message telling you that the java access bridge has been enabled.  You should then be good to go.  Write me privately if you have any more concerns.  Cheers!

On 11/9/2021 6:26 am, Vaughan Dodd wrote:

Hello everyone.

 

I am not sure how to solve my problem, but hopefully someone with more expertise than I can point me in the right direction.

 

I am currently evaluating a music library grooming application called Songkong. It comes recommended by a specialist retailer of premium audio equipment.

 

When I load, it refers to problems because Access Bridge is not installed. The error reports this, so Windows is telling SongKong that there is a screen reader.

 

Is Access Bridge a tool for software developers, a utility for end-users or something else. If I download it, what happens to Jaws? Anything else that I should be aware of?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


moderated Re: raising/lowering computer volume

Ben Moxey
 

Ah, that’s frustrating too! Yes, my email is registered with the Windows Insider program at the moment because I’ve got Windows 11 on a test machine.

 

Sorry, the link will only work for Windows Insiders. It’s not possible to share it with all Windows users at this stage.

 

Cheers

 

Ben

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, 13 September 2021 1:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: raising/lowering computer volume

 

Oops, but one thing that doesn't work is if the link was made by someone running an insider version of Windows when they made a given Feedback report, and that does appear to be the case here.  I get a warning that I do not have access, and there is no way to grant access to an "insider feedback report" to someone not part of the Windows Insider program.

The error message clearly indicates the feedback exists, but I don't have access to it.  So in that sense, it doesn't work unless you happen to be a Windows Insider running an Insider Build when you attempt to access it.  Right now, that's not me, and it's not likely to ever be me again, as I dropped out of being an active Windows Insider several years back.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer


moderated Re: back to working inside cells

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

Turning off updates and staying on some 3 or more year old version of Windows 10 is no better than trying to run software which has been unsupported for years and ultimately will lead to nothing but issues.
Nowadays you really don't have too much of a choice but to stay more or less current not just with Windows 10, but also with your screenreader whether that is Jaws or NVDA and also with programs such as Office and browsers.
Sure, if you don't care about security updates and such you could run Windows 7 with Jaws 2016 or something like that and use an old Office version like 2007 or 2010, but even there you are probably forced to use a modern browser as more and more sites will demand it and the fact is that ultimately your hardware will fail and then you are forced to upgrade to Windows 10 and it will be a much bigger deal than if you had changed with the times.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: September 12, 2021 11:07 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: back to working inside cells

I use Office 2000, and it does not work well with Jaws 2019 or later, so I keep a copy of Jaws 16 on my computer to load for working with it.
If it is windows 10, it may cripple or even disable the usability of an older office.
I think some folks turn off updates in windows 10 so it leaves their legacy software alone.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sieghard Weitzel" <sieghard@live.ca>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2021 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: back to working inside cells


People really have to disclose all information when they ask a
question, e.g. Windows version, screenreader and the version as well
as the version of the application they are asking about.
Office 2007 has been long out of support and is not supported under
Windows 10 and neither is Office 2010. Office 2013 I think still is
although it is probably out of support by now and really nobody should
be using anything except Office 2016 or 2019 as the stand-alone
version or of course Office via a Microsoft 365 subscription as that
one is always up to date. For the most part I wouldn't even try to
figure out why something doesn't work in Office 2007 for the simple
reason that I can't even try to reproduce the issue.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Morey
Worthington
Sent: September 12, 2021 7:50 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: back to working inside cells

Hi all.

I am hopeing that what I am about to reveal, and I am really
embarrassed about it, clears up my problem.

I am using Office 7 for all my Excel work and it works fine.

Could this be the reason why I cannot do what I asked about, editing
in cells, has probably confused things??

If the answer is yes, I am really sorry for having you fine folks
working hard to find solution.

If not the problem, will keep on working at it.

Sorry again,

Thanks

--
Morey Worthington












moderated Re: back to working inside cells

Glenn / Lenny
 

I use Office 2000, and it does not work well with Jaws 2019 or later, so I keep a copy of Jaws 16 on my computer to load for working with it.
If it is windows 10, it may cripple or even disable the usability of an older office.
I think some folks turn off updates in windows 10 so it leaves their legacy software alone.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sieghard Weitzel" <sieghard@live.ca>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2021 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: back to working inside cells


People really have to disclose all information when they ask a question, e.g. Windows version, screenreader and the version as well as the version of the application they are asking about.
Office 2007 has been long out of support and is not supported under Windows 10 and neither is Office 2010. Office 2013 I think still is although it is probably out of support by now and really nobody should be using anything except Office 2016 or 2019 as the stand-alone version or of course Office via a Microsoft 365 subscription as that one is always up to date. For the most part I wouldn't even try to figure out why something doesn't work in Office 2007 for the simple reason that I can't even try to reproduce the issue.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Morey Worthington
Sent: September 12, 2021 7:50 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: back to working inside cells

Hi all.

I am hopeing that what I am about to reveal, and I am really embarrassed about it, clears up my problem.

I am using Office 7 for all my Excel work and it works fine.

Could this be the reason why I cannot do what I asked about, editing in cells, has probably confused things??

If the answer is yes, I am really sorry for having you fine folks working hard to find solution.

If not the problem, will keep on working at it.

Sorry again,

Thanks

--
Morey Worthington











moderated Re: back to working inside cells

Morey Worthington
 

Thanks very much for your input and I do now think it will be the response for all.

Again, am sorry and will put the versions of  any programs  I have questions about in the message from now on.

Again, sorry and thanks

--
Morey Worthington


moderated Re: back to working inside cells

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

People really have to disclose all information when they ask a question, e.g. Windows version, screenreader and the version as well as the version of the application they are asking about.
Office 2007 has been long out of support and is not supported under Windows 10 and neither is Office 2010. Office 2013 I think still is although it is probably out of support by now and really nobody should be using anything except Office 2016 or 2019 as the stand-alone version or of course Office via a Microsoft 365 subscription as that one is always up to date. For the most part I wouldn't even try to figure out why something doesn't work in Office 2007 for the simple reason that I can't even try to reproduce the issue.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Morey Worthington
Sent: September 12, 2021 7:50 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: back to working inside cells

Hi all.

I am hopeing that what I am about to reveal, and I am really embarrassed about it, clears up my problem.

I am using Office 7 for all my Excel work and it works fine.

Could this be the reason why I cannot do what I asked about, editing in cells,  has probably confused things??

If the answer is yes, I am really sorry for having you fine folks working hard to find solution.

If not the problem, will keep on working at it.

Sorry again,

Thanks

--
Morey Worthington


moderated Update to Starbucks issue from about 6 weeks ago

Ken Chernack
 

Good day.

Here’s a brief update to my problem of trying to join a Starbucks promotion on my PC using Office365, Outlook and latest Jaws version. If you remember the ‘Join’ button became inaccessible to Jaws.

 

First, the problem has disappeared, with no acknowledgement from Starbucks that they changed the verbiage in their promotion emails from having a Join button to a sentence saying click on the following link to register for the promotion.

 

Who knows if my emails caused the change, but the good news is that it seems to be fixed.

 

Second, and I am now on my soap box…

Solving a technical problem via a general call desk is not a great business model.

Did you hear that message Sparrow/Freedom Scientific employees?

Please , do not take away your human technical support from us. It is excellent that you have other menu

Options in your telephone menu system for Sales, Billing and other support!

 

I had to tell my story to the Starbucks rep who sent an email to their tech support and then many days later I would receive a reply that most often did not address my issue. Ugh!

 

Do you feel my pain!

 

Thanks for listening… case closed!

onward to my next order of gruyere cheese with beacon Egg Bites and an iced caramel macchiato upside down for breakfast!

 

Ken

A happier SBUX stockholder

 

 


moderated Re: raising/lowering computer volume

 

Oops, but one thing that doesn't work is if the link was made by someone running an insider version of Windows when they made a given Feedback report, and that does appear to be the case here.  I get a warning that I do not have access, and there is no way to grant access to an "insider feedback report" to someone not part of the Windows Insider program.

The error message clearly indicates the feedback exists, but I don't have access to it.  So in that sense, it doesn't work unless you happen to be a Windows Insider running an Insider Build when you attempt to access it.  Right now, that's not me, and it's not likely to ever be me again, as I dropped out of being an active Windows Insider several years back.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer


moderated Re: raising/lowering computer volume

 

The link, Adjusting Windows Volume Feedback, to the Feedback Hub does work.

If it's your first time using a direct-to-Feedback-Hub link you will have a step in your default web browser where you'll have a dialog box asking if you want to allow the feedback hub to be automatically opened in the future for this kind of link, and it makes sense to answer that in the affirmative.  It should open right after you do.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer


moderated Re: raising/lowering computer volume

Zel Iscel
 

Hi Ben,

 

The link to your feedback doesn’t work. Can you please re-post?

Thank you.

 

 

Zel Iscel

Principal Consultant

Inclusive World

 

Mob: 0413813885

Eml: zel@...

Web: www.inclusiveworld.com.au

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ben Moxey
Sent: Sunday, 12 September 2021 8:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: raising/lowering computer volume

 

Hi everyone

 

Great suggestions! 😊 Personally, I've always found it frustrating that Windows does not have universal keyboard shortcuts that adjust volume. Coincidentally, I provided this feedback to Microsoft about two weeks back via the Feedback Hub in Windows.

 

For those not familiar, the Feedback Hub is an official way to provide feedback directly to Microsoft and can be accessed by pressing Windows key + Alt + F. Feedback can then be voted on by other Windows users and the most popular/relevant is escalated.

 

Anyway, my suggestion was basically to set Windows key + F11 and F12 to adjust system volume. I also stated that it would be great to have an optional sound effect that plays while adjusting volume for those who cannot see the visual representation. I think this would be a great accessibility enhancement.

 

If you agree, please feel free to go and view my feedback and give it a vote via the link below. Unfortunately, it can be tricky to have feedback like this recognised because most users haven't experienced this difficulty. Note that when you activate the link, you will get a message asking you if it’s ok to open Feedback Hub.

 

Adjusting Windows Volume Feedback

 

Cheers

 

Ben

 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, 12 September 2021 12:48 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: raising/lowering computer volume

 

Using the Jaws layered command is one option.

If you want to raise the overall volume then there are two additional options:

 

If you have a keyboard with volume buttons this would be one of the easiest ways, if there are no dedicated volume buttons or on a laptop, often FN + a Function Key will do the trick.

On my Asus laptop FN + F11 is volume down, FN + F12 is volume up and FN + F10 is Mute/Unmute. I often use a Logitech K780 keyboard with my laptop and since it has no dedicated volume buttons or knob, the same key combinations work, furthermore, FN + F7, F8 and F9 are media keys for Rewind, Play/Pause and Forward/Skip respectively.

My mechanical keyboards at work which are from a company called "Das Keyboard" have a really nice round knob on the top right of the keyboard and next to it a Mute/Unmute button and buttons for Rewind, Play/Pause and Forward.

 

Lastly, if you don't have any buttons you can bring up the computer's volume mixer in two main ways:

1. Bring up the system tray with Jaws + F11, arrow down to your speaker icon, press enter and from the context menu select volume mixer. Then use up and down arrow to change the volume 2. To directly bring up the volume mixer press the Windows Key and type "SndVol" and press enter, this stands for "sound volume" and after pressing enter you again use up and down arrow to change the volume, press enter or Escape to exit after changing the volume.

3. You can create a shortcut for the volume mixer and either put it on the desktop and create a shortcut like Control + Shift + V or put the shortcut on the taskbar, move it to whichever position you want, let's say 2, and then use Windows Key + 2 on the number row to open it. Windows Key + keys 1 through 0 are the Windows shortcut keys for opening applications 1 through 10 on the taskbar and in my opinion are the best option for your most used applications or shortcuts because once on the taskbar you don't have to create a keyboard shortcut and you can open the item from anywhere.

 

 

----Original Message-----

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curtis Chong

Sent: September 10, 2021 5:47 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: raising/lowering computer volume

 

Use the JAWS layered command INSERT+SPACE then v. Enter s after that to adjust the system volume or j to adjust the JAWS volume. Use the up and down arrow keys to make the adjustment then press Escape.

 

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

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

Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 6:35 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: raising/lowering computer volume

 

Hi all,

Can someone please remind me how to raise/lower the volume on my computer? I can't remember how to do it. Using latest versions of Jaws and Windows 10.

Thanks

Madison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


moderated back to working inside cells

Morey Worthington
 

Hi all.

I am hopeing that what I am about to reveal, and I am really embarrassed about it, clears up my problem.

I am using Office 7 for all my Excel work and it works fine.

Could this be the reason why I cannot do what I asked about, editing in cells,  has probably confused things??

If the answer is yes, I am really sorry for having you fine folks working hard to find solution.

If not the problem, will keep on working at it.

Sorry again,

Thanks

--
Morey Worthington


moderated Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

Adrian Spratt
 

JM,

 

I’m glad you and others with more updated information chimed in. I haven’t needed to install either JRE or Access Bridge for years and never on this computer.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 8:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

 

Hey Adrian and all…

 

That is  a really really old version of Java Access Bridge. It was supposed to be incorporated into Java Runtime Environment after that version, and this was pre-Windows 10 days. So, I would not install this version, which is indeed still available, but instead, download the latest Java Runtime Environment, and see if you can find  the file jabswitch.exe in the “bin” directory.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: September 10, 2021 11:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

 

Hi. I haven’t dealt with Access Bridge for a long time, but no one else has responded so here are what I hope will be a few pointers.

 

Notes for one of the JAWS 19 releases indicates that JAWS has been updated to work with Access Bridge as currently configured.

 

What I always think of as Java Access Bridge may have changed its name to Windows Access Bridge. Originally developed by Sun Micro Systems, the last I knew, it was owned by Oracle.

 

Here are some notes I made to myself a few years ago, so they may not be current:

 

As Mike B suggested, there is a download link. It's hard to find, but this link should take you to the actual download page:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jab-2-0-2-download-354311.html

Note that before the download link is displayed, you must check the box accepting Oracle's license agreement, which appears on that page. Once you've checked it, Oracle will graciously thank you and produce the link. Some arrowing down is required.

Once I clicked on the link, I followed Mike's suggestion of selecting “open” instead of “save.”

 

To ensure the information is current, maybe Google “Access Bridge,” locate a download link, and install it. It ought to work with JAWS.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Vaughan Dodd
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 6:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JFW and Java Access Bridge

 

Hello everyone.

 

I am not sure how to solve my problem, but hopefully someone with more expertise than I can point me in the right direction.

 

I am currently evaluating a music library grooming application called Songkong. It comes recommended by a specialist retailer of premium audio equipment.

 

When I load, it refers to problems because Access Bridge is not installed. The error reports this, so Windows is telling SongKong that there is a screen reader.

 

Is Access Bridge a tool for software developers, a utility for end-users or something else. If I download it, what happens to Jaws? Anything else that I should be aware of?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


moderated Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

Bill White
 

Hi, Jaffar. I did what you said. I installed JRE64-bit. I copied the JAVA Access Bridge.dll file to my System32 directory. When I went to the commandline, and entered,

 

jabswitch -enable

 

I received the same error,

 

'jabswitch.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,                                                  

operable program or batch file.                                                                                          

 

It appears that when I am in commandline mode, the jabswitch.exe file, which is located in,

 

C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_301\bin

 

is not in the path.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 6:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

 

Hi Vaughan.  I forgot to list one more crucial step.  I sent the missing procedure to Bill White but here it is in case you miss it.  After you install Java,  you need to navigate to your java\bin directory.  This can be typically found in your C:\Program Files folder if you install Java 64Bit, or, C:\program files (X86) if you have java 32Bit installed.  Here's where you have to pay particular attention.

If it is java 64Bit you have installed, copy the WindowsAccessBridge-64.dll from the Java\Jre\bin to your C:\Windos\System32 subdirectory.  On the other hand, if you have java 32bit installed, then copy the WindowsAccessBridge.dll from your Java\Jre\Bin directory to your C:\Windows\SysWow64 subdirectory.  After completing those steps, go to your command line and type

java -version to do an installation check, then

jabswitch.exe -enable to enable access bridge.

You might want to restart your pc to ensure the windowsAccessBridge.dll is registered to your pc before enabling accessbridge itself.  Cheers and let me know how it goes.

On 12/9/2021 5:45 am, Vaughan Dodd wrote:

Great: thank you Jaffar.

 

Hope to make progress during today using your instructions.

 

 

Vaughan.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, 11 September 2021 5:04 pm
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

 

Hi.  You first need to install the Java runtime environment which you can get from the oracle website.  A search on google will yield you the needed result.  Choose the one for your windows environment, 32 or 64bit.  Install it as you would a normal application or program.  Once installed, go to your command line.

Type the following to see if you got the JRE correctly installed:

java -version

This will tell you if you got the correct version installed.

If it is, then type the following:

jabswitch.exe -enable

You should here the message telling you that the java access bridge has been enabled.  You should then be good to go.  Write me privately if you have any more concerns.  Cheers!

On 11/9/2021 6:26 am, Vaughan Dodd wrote:

Hello everyone.

 

I am not sure how to solve my problem, but hopefully someone with more expertise than I can point me in the right direction.

 

I am currently evaluating a music library grooming application called Songkong. It comes recommended by a specialist retailer of premium audio equipment.

 

When I load, it refers to problems because Access Bridge is not installed. The error reports this, so Windows is telling SongKong that there is a screen reader.

 

Is Access Bridge a tool for software developers, a utility for end-users or something else. If I download it, what happens to Jaws? Anything else that I should be aware of?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


moderated Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

Vaughan Dodd
 

Great, and I am seeing the conversation unfold.

 

Maybe my last query: once I have completed the install as you have described, I presume I can run my music grooming software in the usual Windows way and Access Bridge stays invisible to me but interacts as required with my applications.

 

Thanks.

 

Vaughan.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Sunday, 12 September 2021 1:56 pm
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

 

Hi Vaughan.  I forgot to list one more crucial step.  I sent the missing procedure to Bill White but here it is in case you miss it.  After you install Java,  you need to navigate to your java\bin directory.  This can be typically found in your C:\Program Files folder if you install Java 64Bit, or, C:\program files (X86) if you have java 32Bit installed.  Here's where you have to pay particular attention.

If it is java 64Bit you have installed, copy the WindowsAccessBridge-64.dll from the Java\Jre\bin to your C:\Windos\System32 subdirectory.  On the other hand, if you have java 32bit installed, then copy the WindowsAccessBridge.dll from your Java\Jre\Bin directory to your C:\Windows\SysWow64 subdirectory.  After completing those steps, go to your command line and type

java -version to do an installation check, then

jabswitch.exe -enable to enable access bridge.

You might want to restart your pc to ensure the windowsAccessBridge.dll is registered to your pc before enabling accessbridge itself.  Cheers and let me know how it goes.

On 12/9/2021 5:45 am, Vaughan Dodd wrote:

Great: thank you Jaffar.

 

Hope to make progress during today using your instructions.

 

 

Vaughan.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, 11 September 2021 5:04 pm
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

 

Hi.  You first need to install the Java runtime environment which you can get from the oracle website.  A search on google will yield you the needed result.  Choose the one for your windows environment, 32 or 64bit.  Install it as you would a normal application or program.  Once installed, go to your command line.

Type the following to see if you got the JRE correctly installed:

java -version

This will tell you if you got the correct version installed.

If it is, then type the following:

jabswitch.exe -enable

You should here the message telling you that the java access bridge has been enabled.  You should then be good to go.  Write me privately if you have any more concerns.  Cheers!

On 11/9/2021 6:26 am, Vaughan Dodd wrote:

Hello everyone.

 

I am not sure how to solve my problem, but hopefully someone with more expertise than I can point me in the right direction.

 

I am currently evaluating a music library grooming application called Songkong. It comes recommended by a specialist retailer of premium audio equipment.

 

When I load, it refers to problems because Access Bridge is not installed. The error reports this, so Windows is telling SongKong that there is a screen reader.

 

Is Access Bridge a tool for software developers, a utility for end-users or something else. If I download it, what happens to Jaws? Anything else that I should be aware of?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Vaughan.

 

 

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