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Re: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now

Gary King
 

Dave,
I think you misunderstood which version I used. I used the downloaded version of TaxAct that I installed on my computer. I have been using TaxAct for around 12 years. Although access is not perfect, it is much better than it has ever been. I must admit that my tax situation is not as complicated as yours, for which I am grateful.

Gary King
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Farfar is Back" <dgcarlson@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2012 12:47 AM
Subject: Re: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now


Gary,

I use the installed version that I purchase each year, rather than the
on-line version. That's likely why.

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary King" <w4wkz@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 16:56
Subject: Re: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now


Dave,
I used the downloaded version of TaxAct this year, and I don't recall having
any particular problems with it. It pretty much acted like a series of web
pages. Maybe I just ignored those focus issues, since a lot of the web is
just as bad these days.

Of course, some of my happiness with the program may be due to the fact that
I no longer need to modify the old scripts each year. They once used all of
those customized controls and graphics that were tied to messages in the
script files, and I had to change these messages to match the year I was
working on. Using TaxAct is a picnic now compared to what it used to be.

Gary King
w4wkz@...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Farfar is Back" <dgcarlson@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 5:19 PM
Subject: Re: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now


Nice! Now if someone could only write scripts for Tax Acts I'd be a very
happy taxpayer. And it wouldn't take much, because it works a bit out of
the
box, but needs to have better focus on the screens and forms. Hint, hint.


Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit


----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard B McDonald" <richardbmcdonald@...>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 14:33
Subject: RE: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now


Hi!

You may wish to visit the following link:

www.scriptsforjaws.com

Regards,
Richard


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Re: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now

Dave...
 

Doug,

Thanks. I use several forms and schedules each year (complicated life, I
guess) and after going through Q&A wizards to enter the data, follow up by
slogging through a virtual form line-by-line to double-check. And that's
where the major accessibility problem lies, although in TaxActs the Q&A
wizard is also cumbersome and needs to have some work done to keep JAWS
properly focused. Wish I had time to learn scripting, so I could give it a
shot myself.


Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

----- Original Message -----
From: "doug slotten" <doug.slotten@...>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2012 07:12
Subject: RE: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now


Dave,
The online version works pretty well. I have used it for several years. It
has some limitations that are not present in the purchased disk
version--cannot access tax form pages and edit them. This year, I filed for
an extension since my taxes are more complicated and seeing the forms would
be helpful. I may try it and use someone to help me if it does not work.
If I do, I will pass along what I learn.

Doug



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Re: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now

doug slotten
 

Dave,
The online version works pretty well. I have used it for several years. It
has some limitations that are not present in the purchased disk
version--cannot access tax form pages and edit them. This year, I filed for
an extension since my taxes are more complicated and seeing the forms would
be helpful. I may try it and use someone to help me if it does not work.
If I do, I will pass along what I learn.

Doug


Re: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now

Dave...
 

Doug,

Turbo Tax was not accessible several years ago when I purchased it so I went
with Tax Acts, which was much more accessible back then. The company who
developed scripts for Tax Acts on behalf of Freedom Scientific have not
updated them since version 2004 or thereabouts, and FS is not paying them to
do any updates since.

If Turbo Tax is accessible now, I'd like to know.

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

----- Original Message -----
From: "doug slotten" <doug.slotten@...>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 20:25
Subject: RE: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now


Has anyone heard about the downloadable Turbo Tax?
Doug



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Re: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now

Dave...
 

Gary,

I use the installed version that I purchase each year, rather than the
on-line version. That's likely why.

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary King" <w4wkz@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 16:56
Subject: Re: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now


Dave,
I used the downloaded version of TaxAct this year, and I don't recall having
any particular problems with it. It pretty much acted like a series of web
pages. Maybe I just ignored those focus issues, since a lot of the web is
just as bad these days.

Of course, some of my happiness with the program may be due to the fact that
I no longer need to modify the old scripts each year. They once used all of
those customized controls and graphics that were tied to messages in the
script files, and I had to change these messages to match the year I was
working on. Using TaxAct is a picnic now compared to what it used to be.

Gary King
w4wkz@...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Farfar is Back" <dgcarlson@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 5:19 PM
Subject: Re: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now


Nice! Now if someone could only write scripts for Tax Acts I'd be a very
happy taxpayer. And it wouldn't take much, because it works a bit out of
the
box, but needs to have better focus on the screens and forms. Hint, hint.


Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit


----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard B McDonald" <richardbmcdonald@...>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 14:33
Subject: RE: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now


Hi!

You may wish to visit the following link:

www.scriptsforjaws.com

Regards,
Richard


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Re: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now

doug slotten
 

Has anyone heard about the downloadable Turbo Tax?
Doug


Re: youtube

don wardlow <wardlows97@...>
 

This could be a big help.
Now, anybody know if we can raise or lower the volume of youtube videos? If
so, everybody play mine full volume,particularly if you want to sleep
without drugs.

www.youtube.com/user/musicmandon1

Don

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@... [mailto:jfw-bounces@...]
On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 10:03 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: youtube

We have Bob Logue to thank for this. Here's his post.

Good news for screen reader users. I didn't know there were shortcut keys
to skip back and forth in Youtube videos. I tried it today and it works.
We do have to turn the virtual pc cursor off first (jaws key z), but that is
so much easier than trying to rout the Jaws cursor to the slider and click
on it to activate it so that the arrow keys work. Then you can also press k
to pause and resume.

http://lifehacker.com/5899420/

press-j-and-l-to-skip-12-seconds-back-and-forward-in-youtube-videos
Don't know if extra steps are also needed with other screen readers.

Bob

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@... [mailto:jfw-bounces@...]
On Behalf Of Kimsan
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 7:00 PM
To: jfw
Subject: youtube

Hi,

Does anyone have the email that was sent about how to fast forward and
rewind on youtube? I just remember the virtual cursor and that is it.

Thanks.



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Re: update to windows mail tutorial

Dwight <dooie13@...>
 

Hello,

I am interested in the tutorial, might you Please send it to me.

Much Appreciation,

,dooie

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimsan " <kimsansong@...
To: "jfw" <jfw@...
Date sent: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:54:05 -0700
Subject: update to windows mail tutorial

Hi,

I received the tutorial from a few nice folks thank you!



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Re: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now

Gary King
 

Dave,
I used the downloaded version of TaxAct this year, and I don't recall having any particular problems with it. It pretty much acted like a series of web pages. Maybe I just ignored those focus issues, since a lot of the web is just as bad these days.

Of course, some of my happiness with the program may be due to the fact that I no longer need to modify the old scripts each year. They once used all of those customized controls and graphics that were tied to messages in the script files, and I had to change these messages to match the year I was working on. Using TaxAct is a picnic now compared to what it used to be.

Gary King
w4wkz@...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Farfar is Back" <dgcarlson@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 5:19 PM
Subject: Re: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now


Nice! Now if someone could only write scripts for Tax Acts I'd be a very
happy taxpayer. And it wouldn't take much, because it works a bit out of the
box, but needs to have better focus on the screens and forms. Hint, hint.


Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit


----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard B McDonald" <richardbmcdonald@...>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 14:33
Subject: RE: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now


Hi!

You may wish to visit the following link:

www.scriptsforjaws.com

Regards,
Richard


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Re: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now

Dave...
 

Nice! Now if someone could only write scripts for Tax Acts I'd be a very
happy taxpayer. And it wouldn't take much, because it works a bit out of the
box, but needs to have better focus on the screens and forms. Hint, hint.


Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard B McDonald" <richardbmcdonald@...>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 14:33
Subject: RE: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now


Hi!

You may wish to visit the following link:

www.scriptsforjaws.com

Regards,
Richard


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Re: Accessible Peachtree Accounting is Ready Now

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi!

You may wish to visit the following link:

www.scriptsforjaws.com

Regards,
Richard


Re: MS Outlook 2007 with Jaws?

Chris Smart <csmart8@...>
 

it won't be for Jaws specifcally, but the web is full of how to type articles and tutorials about Outlook. I would try some google searching, and bookmark any sites that look especially useful.

At 04:45 PM 4/21/2012, you wrote:
Hi All,

Are there any tutorials out there to maximize my use of MS Outlook 2007 with Jaws?
I like Outlook, but I don't know how to use some of its features very well, such as the calendar, trying to clean up the in-box, etc.
Thanks.

Claudia


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Re: classic shell

Mike & Barbara <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Kimsan,

Yes, it is. Below is the link for others.

http://www.blind-computing.com/system_utilities/pages/classic_shell.html

Classic Shell Overview

Classic Shell is a collection of features that were available in older
versions of Windows but are removed from Vista and Windows 7.

It has a classic startmenu for Windows 7, it adds a toolbar for Windows
Explorer and supports a variety of smaller features.

Hope this helps. Take care.
Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: Kimsan
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 12:09 PM
Subject: RE: classic shell


Mike:
The one from the blind computing list is that the most updated version
that
is where I got mine from.


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update to windows mail tutorial

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Hi,

I received the tutorial from a few nice folks thank you!



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MS Outlook 2007 with Jaws?

Claudia
 

Hi All,

Are there any tutorials out there to maximize my use of MS Outlook 2007 with Jaws?
I like Outlook, but I don't know how to use some of its features very well, such as the calendar, trying to clean up the in-box, etc.
Thanks.

Claudia


Re: New Image

epierce@...
 

I have not followed this entire thread, so I'm not sure I grasp the issue.

The vendor (FS) should be contacted to see if they have a standard, documented method of preserving custom user settings between images. Some IT people would refer to this as an "export/import" scenario. If not, then perhaps such a method/hack has been developed by the user community?

In general, preferably in a test environment, utilities can be installed on a "clean" image that track all subsequent system changes made when new software is installed (such as JAWS). The logs from such utilities can be examined for clues as to how to potentially construct a manual migration (export/import) process. Particular attention should be paid to registry changes. Any such method is, from the perspective of Microsoft support, a "hack" that will not likely be "supported". In other words, Microsoft can legally refuse to provide assistance to a customer that has implemented such a "hack", and the customer needs to take all responsibility for any problems that result.

---

Upgrading JAWS "in place" on Windows 7 should be very easy for any IT support person.

Upgrading Microsoft Office 2010 "in place" on Windows 7 should be very easy for any IT support person.

If the IT department has "other" reasons for deploying a new image, such as some internal screw up in the previous image they are responsible for but do not want to admit, then they might be looking for "any excuse" to deploy the new image.

As a standard practice on machines with custom accessibility software, installation of a "new image" does not seem like a good IT "best practice".

---

The user of the machine may be able to create their own "System Image" using the Windows 7 Backup and Restore, which is a reliable, if simple, built-in and free utility in the "Pro" and "Enterprise" versions of Windows 7. Ideally, such "System Image" would be stored on a separate drive partition or physical drive or network location from Windows 7 itself.

There are many other options for "cloning" an entire hard drive, doing "cloud" based backups, and so forth.

---- Original message ----
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:13:12 -0700
From: jfw-bounces@... (on behalf of "Dave Carlson" <dgcarlson@...>)
Subject: Re: New Image
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>

Ed,

I don't buy it from a technological standpoint. I'm thinking that IT
departments are just lazy and doing a new image is a lot easier than doing
an update from 2007 to 2010. Get them to agree to put all your access
software back to rights after the image, and they may decide to just do an
upgrade.

Them putting on the image also makes all the computers they support
identical cookie-cutter installations, and therefore easier to support and
repair if they crash.

I usually have my IT department do an image of my system once I've gotten
all the quirks ironed out, for that very reason. Of course it's still not
very smooth, so an image has yet to be done.
...


Does anyone know any settings that will help JAWS 13.718 work better with WLM 2011?

Allen Childs <Sunbird60@...>
 

Hi list,
I am currently using WLM 2011 with JAWS 13.718 and after opening a message, JAWS will start reading in the middle, or at the bottom. I do have message header with announcement turned off, web frames with link announcement off and read messages automatically off.
My wife and I have both done searches for WLM 2009, but there seems to be no place left to download it from anymore.
I have talked to FS about the problem a few times. At least three techs have said they may have the problem isolated and there should be a fix sometime. I guess the only thing to do is wait. Purchasing Outlook 2007, or 2010 is not an option.
If anyone would have an idea of a good e-mail client, I would appreciate hearing about it.
Also, I have Win 7, 64 bit.
Thanks,

Allen

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Re: classic shell

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Mike:
The one from the blind computing list is that the most updated version that
is where I got mine from.


Re: Sending Large Files?

Chris Smart <csmart8@...>
 

At 02:52 PM 4/21/2012, you wrote:
Just go to www.jumbofiles.com and get space upto 500GB for free.
500gb? really? What's the catch?

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Re: classic shell

Mike & Barbara <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Robert,

Yes, it is! It puts the menues like they were in XP. You can get it from
the Dropbox link below.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2471715/ClassicShellSetup_3_5_0.zip

This is most recent version. Take care.
Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Soutar
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 9:05 AM
Subject: RE: classic shell


What is this classic shell thing? Something to replace the standard Win 7
menu mess...I hope!

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@... [mailto:jfw-bounces@...]
On Behalf Of Kimsan
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 10:51 PM
To: jfw
Subject: classic shell

Hi,

I just installed this classic shell thing to see what the excitement was
all
about. I like it but I need one clarification. In the readme it says the

following: 2) Open a new Windows Explorer window

3) Make sure the toolbar is hidden (if you uninstall while the
toolbar

is visible, the menu bar in Explorer will get stuck in the visible state
and
you won't be able to hide it) How do I do number 3?



Will I need to have classic shell running while doing this or does it
matter?

Thanks.





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