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Re: jaws update:

northstar1950@...
 

research-it will never be always fixed because when a page changes, the research-it in jaws will always break. i think it should be scrapped and make room for real fixes.
just my opinion.


Legend has it that on Monday 7/25/2011 02:54 PM, Kenny Peyatt said:
I like this new jaws update. It works great. I wish they would fix the mlb scores in research it.

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Re: [Bulk] new jaws build

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

It's in line behind my Access fix. Turning blue yet?

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[mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Farfar on Laptop
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 3:31 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: [Bulk] RE: new jaws build

...and a lot of hooey it is, as well. Still waiting for my Excel fixes
to
magically appear.

Dave Carlson
From my Dell Latitude 630, currently not nearly close enough for my
comfort
to my Audio Recording and Mixing Studios, San Francisco Bay Area. But
I'll
try to remedy that situation.

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Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 12:27
Subject: [Bulk] RE: new jaws build


Build 1169 just pooshed out like 10 minuts ago.

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On Behalf Of kimsan
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 10:11 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: new jaws build

Never mind, hopped over to fs and answered my own question.
Peace!



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Sent: 25 July, 2011 12:07 PM
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Hi,

I haven't been keeping up with this cuzz jfw 12 has been a mess here and
there but can someone verify the latest build? Is it 11 69?

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jaws update:

Kenny Peyattt jr.
 

I like this new jaws update. It works great. I wish they would fix the mlb scores in research it.


Re: new jaws build

Peter op t Hof <opthofp@...>
 

Yes it is!

My Thunderbird is still a little inaccessible and the scripts of Jamall do not work anymore.

Gr,

Peter.


Op 25-7-2011 21:06, kimsan schreef:

Hi,

I haven't been keeping up with this cuzz jfw 12 has been a mess here and
there but can someone verify the latest build? Is it 11 69?

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Re: [Bulk] new jaws build

Dave...
 

...and a lot of hooey it is, as well. Still waiting for my Excel fixes to
magically appear.

Dave Carlson
From my Dell Latitude 630, currently not nearly close enough for my comfort
to my Audio Recording and Mixing Studios, San Francisco Bay Area. But I'll
try to remedy that situation.

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To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@...>
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 12:27
Subject: [Bulk] RE: new jaws build


Build 1169 just pooshed out like 10 minuts ago.

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On Behalf Of kimsan
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 10:11 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: new jaws build

Never mind, hopped over to fs and answered my own question.
Peace!



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Sent: 25 July, 2011 12:07 PM
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Hi,

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Re: new jaws build

Adi Kushnir <adikushnir@...>
 

Build 1169 just pooshed out like 10 minuts ago.

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On Behalf Of kimsan
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 10:11 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: new jaws build

Never mind, hopped over to fs and answered my own question.
Peace!



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Sent: 25 July, 2011 12:07 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
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Hi,

I haven't been keeping up with this cuzz jfw 12 has been a mess here and
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updates for jaws 12

Dorothy <dorothy.ingram-gorban@...>
 

I tried emailing from laptop but seemed not have reached you it has come in
on both windows 7 and xp it mustbe worth trying? dorothy


Re: new jaws build

kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Never mind, hopped over to fs and answered my own question.
Peace!



www.BlindAccessTraining.com

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Sent: 25 July, 2011 12:07 PM
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new jaws build

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Hi,

I haven't been keeping up with this cuzz jfw 12 has been a mess here and
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Google Cloud Connect

F. T. Middleton
 

Hello,

Has anyone successfully used Google Cloud Connect with JAWS? I'm using JAWS
v12 and Office 2010. I'm unable to get JAWS to even identify the presence
of GCC...if anyone has experience or suggestions, please let me know.

Thank you,
Frances
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looking for jaws presentations

Marvin Hunkin <startrekcafe@...>
 

hi.
where can i find the jaws presentations from the nfb and acb conventions.
if any was recorded.
marvin.
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Re: focus 40 blue display:

Richard Holloway
 

I appreciate your kind offer but we actually have this working now.

I might ask a similar favor sometime when we're stuck again!

Many thanks,

Richard

On Jul 24, 2011, at 12:47 PM, Kenny Peyatt wrote:

Hi richard I do have a focus braille display but it is a 44 cell. To get the keyboard to work press the left shift plus the right shift keys to togle the keyboard typing mode on. If you want I can help you in a jaws tandum session.
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Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

Adi Kushnir <adikushnir@...>
 

Hi,
I'm a 13 year old JAWS user.
In order to type on the focus Blue display with JAWS 11, press the 2 shift
keys+the spacebar key on the display - not on your qwerty keyboard and JAWS
should say "typing mode on".
With J12 it's very different but as a 13 year old only JAWS user, I really
don't recommend upgrading at this time - JAWS 11 works well so far accept
programs like IE9.
Just waite until 13 - hope that the bugs from 12 will be fixed - there are
lots of them.
So these are the instructions to turn on typing mode in J11 - if you want to
turn it back off so the braille display could be used for other JAWS/Windows
commands, just press this key combination again.

Best regards,

Adi Kushnir, Israel.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@... [mailto:jfw-bounces@...]
On Behalf Of Bob - KA5ETA
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 11:35 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

Why don't you download ver 12 and run it in demo. Just to see if that is
the trouble.
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From: <rholloway@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 11:16 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display


We bought 9 and got upgrades through 11. Maybe we need to go ahead and
upgrade once more. The costs seem endless! What is that, another $200 or so?

Still, if things would be easier...

In any case, problem solved for today, so thanks.
Sent on the SprintR Now Network from my BlackBerryR

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From: "Roy Nickelson" <roylee@...>
Sender: jfw-bounces@...
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 12:05:24
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.<jfw@...>
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Subject: Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

this was able to be done in jaws 11 but they have made this a lot easier in
JAWS 12. with JAWS 11 it was necessary to change some settings in JAWS 12
it works without changeing anything.
Roy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Holloway" <rholloway@...>
To: <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 10:50 AM
Subject: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display


I am the parent of an 8-year-old JAWS user. She is a skilled braille reader
and writer but much more familiar with using a BrailleNote or even a PAC
Mate (she has both) as opposed to a PC with JAWS. With that said, she has
been using JAWS to some degree for several years now. The key issue holding
her back is while she's a very quick braille (perkins style) keyboard
typist, she is much slower with a qwerty keyboard.

She has recently gotten a Focus 40 Blue display in hopes if becoming more
proficient with her PC use. We haven't had time to even approach bluetooth
connectivity yet. We just wanted to get things running via USB last night.

We plugged in and drivers appeared to install properly. This on a 32 bit HP
Computer running windows Vista. Her JAWS is version 11 which should not
require using the installer disk (per the instructions) though I did
ultimately try that as well.

After connection via USB, I quit JAWS as the instructions said then
restarted JAWS. In fact ultimately we rebooted the entire computer several
more times as well. Long story short, we can operate all the commands and
settings and the braille display works, but so far we cannot manage to
actually type into any document with the braille keyboard on the Focus 40
Blue.

My understanding it this should work any any application, at least if we
turn off contracted braille, but nothing seems to work. The manual seems
pretty vague so I have scoured the web, including Freedom Scientific's site
for more information, a startup guide, demo video, or any information to try
and make this work properly. I did see a "webinar" to sign up for (from
Freedom), but that is not happening until mid-september.

I'm looking for the basics. I think I'm overlooking something really simple
and I don't know if this is a JAWS issue or a Focus 40 issue but I hope
someone here can help.

Does anyone have one of these Focus displays who can just walk me through
the basics? Again, we can change modes with all of the top row keys as well
as chording commands with the braille keyboard. The braille display works.
The whiz wheels work. We can insert the curser into braille text on the
braille display and so forth, but no matter what mode I set the unit into
(at least so far) when we try to actually type with a cursor flashing on the
screen in a Word document, an e-mail, etc., we get nothing. It reminds me a
lot of getting into the wrong mode in a web page and not knowing to hit the
enter key to be able to type.

We must simply be in the wrong mode somehow, but I find nothing in the
manual to help. For example, one character on the braille keyboard (I think
it was a "D"?) hides the display on screen, so that I have to go down to the
bottom of the screen and click to reopen it. I can't believe this display
doesn't come with a quick-start guide.

To (hopefully) clear up any confusion by my post, my daughter has no light
perception and exclusively uses a screen reader or a braille display. I have
almost zero braille skills but am typically sighted so have to really
struggle to read any braille but can check anything needed on a conventional
monitor to work on this, and I'm a qwerty typist.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. My daughter is absolutely beside
herself wanting to use this keyboard and display as soon as possible.

Richard Holloway
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Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

Bob - KA5ETA <ka5eta@...>
 

Why don't you download ver 12 and run it in demo. Just to see if that is
the trouble.

----- Original Message -----
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To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 11:16 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display


We bought 9 and got upgrades through 11. Maybe we need to go ahead and
upgrade once more. The costs seem endless! What is that, another $200 or so?
Still, if things would be easier...

In any case, problem solved for today, so thanks.
Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

-----Original Message-----
From: "Roy Nickelson" <roylee@...>
Sender: jfw-bounces@...
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 12:05:24
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.<jfw@...>
Reply-To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Subject: Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

this was able to be done in jaws 11 but they have made this a lot easier in
JAWS 12. with JAWS 11 it was necessary to change some settings in JAWS 12
it works without changeing anything.
Roy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Holloway" <rholloway@...>
To: <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 10:50 AM
Subject: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display


I am the parent of an 8-year-old JAWS user. She is a skilled braille reader
and writer but much more familiar with using a BrailleNote or even a PAC
Mate (she has both) as opposed to a PC with JAWS. With that said, she has
been using JAWS to some degree for several years now. The key issue holding
her back is while she's a very quick braille (perkins style) keyboard
typist, she is much slower with a qwerty keyboard.

She has recently gotten a Focus 40 Blue display in hopes if becoming more
proficient with her PC use. We haven't had time to even approach bluetooth
connectivity yet. We just wanted to get things running via USB last night.

We plugged in and drivers appeared to install properly. This on a 32 bit HP
Computer running windows Vista. Her JAWS is version 11 which should not
require using the installer disk (per the instructions) though I did
ultimately try that as well.

After connection via USB, I quit JAWS as the instructions said then
restarted JAWS. In fact ultimately we rebooted the entire computer several
more times as well. Long story short, we can operate all the commands and
settings and the braille display works, but so far we cannot manage to
actually type into any document with the braille keyboard on the Focus 40
Blue.

My understanding it this should work any any application, at least if we
turn off contracted braille, but nothing seems to work. The manual seems
pretty vague so I have scoured the web, including Freedom Scientific's site
for more information, a startup guide, demo video, or any information to try
and make this work properly. I did see a "webinar" to sign up for (from
Freedom), but that is not happening until mid-september.

I'm looking for the basics. I think I'm overlooking something really simple
and I don't know if this is a JAWS issue or a Focus 40 issue but I hope
someone here can help.

Does anyone have one of these Focus displays who can just walk me through
the basics? Again, we can change modes with all of the top row keys as well
as chording commands with the braille keyboard. The braille display works.
The whiz wheels work. We can insert the curser into braille text on the
braille display and so forth, but no matter what mode I set the unit into
(at least so far) when we try to actually type with a cursor flashing on the
screen in a Word document, an e-mail, etc., we get nothing. It reminds me a
lot of getting into the wrong mode in a web page and not knowing to hit the
enter key to be able to type.

We must simply be in the wrong mode somehow, but I find nothing in the
manual to help. For example, one character on the braille keyboard (I think
it was a "D"?) hides the display on screen, so that I have to go down to the
bottom of the screen and click to reopen it. I can't believe this display
doesn't come with a quick-start guide.

To (hopefully) clear up any confusion by my post, my daughter has no light
perception and exclusively uses a screen reader or a braille display. I have
almost zero braille skills but am typically sighted so have to really
struggle to read any braille but can check anything needed on a conventional
monitor to work on this, and I'm a qwerty typist.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. My daughter is absolutely beside
herself wanting to use this keyboard and display as soon as possible.

Richard Holloway
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Re: not sure if this is a screen reader or a browser issue.

Dave Scrimenti <dscrimenti@...>
 

I don't know how this happens, but it does. Yesterday, I couldn't play a Yahoo playlist in Firefox, but it did play in IE. So I just keep both on my system, and if something doesn't work on one, maybe it will work on the other.

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From: "Ken lawrence" <kenlawrence124@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 10:42 AM
Subject: not sure if this is a screen reader or a browser issue.


Hi folks, Ken here with a question. I have just signed on to the new music based social network called Blip fm. If you’re not familiar with it, it kind of a cross between Pandora or last fm and twitter. a Blip is a song with a 150 character or less message attached and you aquire listener/followers based on the songs you add. you also give props to other DJs hwo match your taste. Anyway I’ve noticed something. when using internet explorer I have found that when I search for a song to blip, the links to preview, to blip or to flag aren’t links they just reads as text. but on firefox it reads correctly. and I can blip with no trouble. still haven’t figured out if in fact there is a screen reader issue or a browser isssue though. so can anyone tell me why something that reads as links on one browser or screen reader can’t read the same way on another? funny it reads them as text and can see them just can’t figure out that these are links. thanks,
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focus 40 blue display:

Kenny Peyattt jr.
 

Hi richard I do have a focus braille display but it is a 44 cell. To get the keyboard to work press the left shift plus the right shift keys to togle the keyboard typing mode on. If you want I can help you in a jaws tandum session.
Kenny Peyatt


Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

Richard Holloway
 

We bought 9 and got upgrades through 11. Maybe we need to go ahead and upgrade once more. The costs seem endless! What is that, another $200 or so? Still, if things would be easier...

In any case, problem solved for today, so thanks.
Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

-----Original Message-----
From: "Roy Nickelson" <roylee@...>
Sender: jfw-bounces@...
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 12:05:24
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.<jfw@...>
Reply-To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Subject: Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

this was able to be done in jaws 11 but they have made this a lot easier in
JAWS 12. with JAWS 11 it was necessary to change some settings in JAWS 12
it works without changeing anything.
Roy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Holloway" <rholloway@...>
To: <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 10:50 AM
Subject: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display


I am the parent of an 8-year-old JAWS user. She is a skilled braille reader
and writer but much more familiar with using a BrailleNote or even a PAC
Mate (she has both) as opposed to a PC with JAWS. With that said, she has
been using JAWS to some degree for several years now. The key issue holding
her back is while she's a very quick braille (perkins style) keyboard
typist, she is much slower with a qwerty keyboard.

She has recently gotten a Focus 40 Blue display in hopes if becoming more
proficient with her PC use. We haven't had time to even approach bluetooth
connectivity yet. We just wanted to get things running via USB last night.

We plugged in and drivers appeared to install properly. This on a 32 bit HP
Computer running windows Vista. Her JAWS is version 11 which should not
require using the installer disk (per the instructions) though I did
ultimately try that as well.

After connection via USB, I quit JAWS as the instructions said then
restarted JAWS. In fact ultimately we rebooted the entire computer several
more times as well. Long story short, we can operate all the commands and
settings and the braille display works, but so far we cannot manage to
actually type into any document with the braille keyboard on the Focus 40
Blue.

My understanding it this should work any any application, at least if we
turn off contracted braille, but nothing seems to work. The manual seems
pretty vague so I have scoured the web, including Freedom Scientific's site
for more information, a startup guide, demo video, or any information to try
and make this work properly. I did see a "webinar" to sign up for (from
Freedom), but that is not happening until mid-september.

I'm looking for the basics. I think I'm overlooking something really simple
and I don't know if this is a JAWS issue or a Focus 40 issue but I hope
someone here can help.

Does anyone have one of these Focus displays who can just walk me through
the basics? Again, we can change modes with all of the top row keys as well
as chording commands with the braille keyboard. The braille display works.
The whiz wheels work. We can insert the curser into braille text on the
braille display and so forth, but no matter what mode I set the unit into
(at least so far) when we try to actually type with a cursor flashing on the
screen in a Word document, an e-mail, etc., we get nothing. It reminds me a
lot of getting into the wrong mode in a web page and not knowing to hit the
enter key to be able to type.

We must simply be in the wrong mode somehow, but I find nothing in the
manual to help. For example, one character on the braille keyboard (I think
it was a "D"?) hides the display on screen, so that I have to go down to the
bottom of the screen and click to reopen it. I can't believe this display
doesn't come with a quick-start guide.

To (hopefully) clear up any confusion by my post, my daughter has no light
perception and exclusively uses a screen reader or a braille display. I have
almost zero braille skills but am typically sighted so have to really
struggle to read any braille but can check anything needed on a conventional
monitor to work on this, and I'm a qwerty typist.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. My daughter is absolutely beside
herself wanting to use this keyboard and display as soon as possible.

Richard Holloway
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Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

Roy Nickelson <roylee@...>
 

to answer the question for JAWS 11 do LEFT SHIFT+right SHIFT chord to enable
typing mode.
Roy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Holloway" <rholloway@...>
To: <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 10:50 AM
Subject: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display


I am the parent of an 8-year-old JAWS user. She is a skilled braille reader
and writer but much more familiar with using a BrailleNote or even a PAC
Mate (she has both) as opposed to a PC with JAWS. With that said, she has
been using JAWS to some degree for several years now. The key issue holding
her back is while she's a very quick braille (perkins style) keyboard
typist, she is much slower with a qwerty keyboard.

She has recently gotten a Focus 40 Blue display in hopes if becoming more
proficient with her PC use. We haven't had time to even approach bluetooth
connectivity yet. We just wanted to get things running via USB last night.

We plugged in and drivers appeared to install properly. This on a 32 bit HP
Computer running windows Vista. Her JAWS is version 11 which should not
require using the installer disk (per the instructions) though I did
ultimately try that as well.

After connection via USB, I quit JAWS as the instructions said then
restarted JAWS. In fact ultimately we rebooted the entire computer several
more times as well. Long story short, we can operate all the commands and
settings and the braille display works, but so far we cannot manage to
actually type into any document with the braille keyboard on the Focus 40
Blue.

My understanding it this should work any any application, at least if we
turn off contracted braille, but nothing seems to work. The manual seems
pretty vague so I have scoured the web, including Freedom Scientific's site
for more information, a startup guide, demo video, or any information to try
and make this work properly. I did see a "webinar" to sign up for (from
Freedom), but that is not happening until mid-september.

I'm looking for the basics. I think I'm overlooking something really simple
and I don't know if this is a JAWS issue or a Focus 40 issue but I hope
someone here can help.

Does anyone have one of these Focus displays who can just walk me through
the basics? Again, we can change modes with all of the top row keys as well
as chording commands with the braille keyboard. The braille display works.
The whiz wheels work. We can insert the curser into braille text on the
braille display and so forth, but no matter what mode I set the unit into
(at least so far) when we try to actually type with a cursor flashing on the
screen in a Word document, an e-mail, etc., we get nothing. It reminds me a
lot of getting into the wrong mode in a web page and not knowing to hit the
enter key to be able to type.

We must simply be in the wrong mode somehow, but I find nothing in the
manual to help. For example, one character on the braille keyboard (I think
it was a "D"?) hides the display on screen, so that I have to go down to the
bottom of the screen and click to reopen it. I can't believe this display
doesn't come with a quick-start guide.

To (hopefully) clear up any confusion by my post, my daughter has no light
perception and exclusively uses a screen reader or a braille display. I have
almost zero braille skills but am typically sighted so have to really
struggle to read any braille but can check anything needed on a conventional
monitor to work on this, and I'm a qwerty typist.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. My daughter is absolutely beside
herself wanting to use this keyboard and display as soon as possible.

Richard Holloway
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Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

Roy Nickelson <roylee@...>
 

this was able to be done in jaws 11 but they have made this a lot easier in
JAWS 12. with JAWS 11 it was necessary to change some settings in JAWS 12
it works without changeing anything.
Roy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Holloway" <rholloway@...>
To: <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 10:50 AM
Subject: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display


I am the parent of an 8-year-old JAWS user. She is a skilled braille reader
and writer but much more familiar with using a BrailleNote or even a PAC
Mate (she has both) as opposed to a PC with JAWS. With that said, she has
been using JAWS to some degree for several years now. The key issue holding
her back is while she's a very quick braille (perkins style) keyboard
typist, she is much slower with a qwerty keyboard.

She has recently gotten a Focus 40 Blue display in hopes if becoming more
proficient with her PC use. We haven't had time to even approach bluetooth
connectivity yet. We just wanted to get things running via USB last night.

We plugged in and drivers appeared to install properly. This on a 32 bit HP
Computer running windows Vista. Her JAWS is version 11 which should not
require using the installer disk (per the instructions) though I did
ultimately try that as well.

After connection via USB, I quit JAWS as the instructions said then
restarted JAWS. In fact ultimately we rebooted the entire computer several
more times as well. Long story short, we can operate all the commands and
settings and the braille display works, but so far we cannot manage to
actually type into any document with the braille keyboard on the Focus 40
Blue.

My understanding it this should work any any application, at least if we
turn off contracted braille, but nothing seems to work. The manual seems
pretty vague so I have scoured the web, including Freedom Scientific's site
for more information, a startup guide, demo video, or any information to try
and make this work properly. I did see a "webinar" to sign up for (from
Freedom), but that is not happening until mid-september.

I'm looking for the basics. I think I'm overlooking something really simple
and I don't know if this is a JAWS issue or a Focus 40 issue but I hope
someone here can help.

Does anyone have one of these Focus displays who can just walk me through
the basics? Again, we can change modes with all of the top row keys as well
as chording commands with the braille keyboard. The braille display works.
The whiz wheels work. We can insert the curser into braille text on the
braille display and so forth, but no matter what mode I set the unit into
(at least so far) when we try to actually type with a cursor flashing on the
screen in a Word document, an e-mail, etc., we get nothing. It reminds me a
lot of getting into the wrong mode in a web page and not knowing to hit the
enter key to be able to type.

We must simply be in the wrong mode somehow, but I find nothing in the
manual to help. For example, one character on the braille keyboard (I think
it was a "D"?) hides the display on screen, so that I have to go down to the
bottom of the screen and click to reopen it. I can't believe this display
doesn't come with a quick-start guide.

To (hopefully) clear up any confusion by my post, my daughter has no light
perception and exclusively uses a screen reader or a braille display. I have
almost zero braille skills but am typically sighted so have to really
struggle to read any braille but can check anything needed on a conventional
monitor to work on this, and I'm a qwerty typist.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. My daughter is absolutely beside
herself wanting to use this keyboard and display as soon as possible.

Richard Holloway
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JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

Richard Holloway
 

I am the parent of an 8-year-old JAWS user. She is a skilled braille reader and writer but much more familiar with using a BrailleNote or even a PAC Mate (she has both) as opposed to a PC with JAWS. With that said, she has been using JAWS to some degree for several years now. The key issue holding her back is while she's a very quick braille (perkins style) keyboard typist, she is much slower with a qwerty keyboard.

She has recently gotten a Focus 40 Blue display in hopes if becoming more proficient with her PC use. We haven't had time to even approach bluetooth connectivity yet. We just wanted to get things running via USB last night.

We plugged in and drivers appeared to install properly. This on a 32 bit HP Computer running windows Vista. Her JAWS is version 11 which should not require using the installer disk (per the instructions) though I did ultimately try that as well.

After connection via USB, I quit JAWS as the instructions said then restarted JAWS. In fact ultimately we rebooted the entire computer several more times as well. Long story short, we can operate all the commands and settings and the braille display works, but so far we cannot manage to actually type into any document with the braille keyboard on the Focus 40 Blue.

My understanding it this should work any any application, at least if we turn off contracted braille, but nothing seems to work. The manual seems pretty vague so I have scoured the web, including Freedom Scientific's site for more information, a startup guide, demo video, or any information to try and make this work properly. I did see a "webinar" to sign up for (from Freedom), but that is not happening until mid-september.

I'm looking for the basics. I think I'm overlooking something really simple and I don't know if this is a JAWS issue or a Focus 40 issue but I hope someone here can help.

Does anyone have one of these Focus displays who can just walk me through the basics? Again, we can change modes with all of the top row keys as well as chording commands with the braille keyboard. The braille display works. The whiz wheels work. We can insert the curser into braille text on the braille display and so forth, but no matter what mode I set the unit into (at least so far) when we try to actually type with a cursor flashing on the screen in a Word document, an e-mail, etc., we get nothing. It reminds me a lot of getting into the wrong mode in a web page and not knowing to hit the enter key to be able to type.

We must simply be in the wrong mode somehow, but I find nothing in the manual to help. For example, one character on the braille keyboard (I think it was a "D"?) hides the display on screen, so that I have to go down to the bottom of the screen and click to reopen it. I can't believe this display doesn't come with a quick-start guide.

To (hopefully) clear up any confusion by my post, my daughter has no light perception and exclusively uses a screen reader or a braille display. I have almost zero braille skills but am typically sighted so have to really struggle to read any braille but can check anything needed on a conventional monitor to work on this, and I'm a qwerty typist.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. My daughter is absolutely beside herself wanting to use this keyboard and display as soon as possible.

Richard Holloway

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