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moderated Re: book keeping software

Greg Loux
 

Drew,

I have worked with someone who was trying to use Quicken with JAWS and it was NOT good.  I inquired about using JAWS on a Quicken blog - here is a link to that thread:

https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7887257/long-time-quicken-user-has-lost-sight-and-is-using-jaws-screen-reader-are-jaws-scripts-available

-Greg


moderated Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

Mike Pietruk
 

Glenn

Sadly, we're living in an age where the "never" is no longer a "never" for
so many things.
I'm thankful that I'm retired and don't have to be in a work environment
where you walk on eggshells in how you react and deal with people.
Real human interaction is often impossible as, in return, others are
careful in what they say and do with you.
If someone really didn't like me, I'd rather I knew that as it makes
responding far simpler.

So, I'll bet that book narrators these days are given guidelines on many
things no one, a generation or 2 back, would have thought of.


moderated Re: trouble clicking on a button

Madison Martin
 

Tabbing and then entering on the button didn’t work; this is really weird

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: September 20, 2022 2:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: trouble clicking on a button

 

Yep, I selected 3; I’ll try tabbing.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via groups.io
Sent: September 20, 2022 1:59 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: trouble clicking on a button

 

I had no problem using MS Edge and JAWS 2022 February release on Windows 10.  I put a check mark in the Royals newsletter, then added my email address in that edit box and tabbed to the Sing up buton. I hit enter on that once and got a confirmation page.

Did you select which newsletter you wanted?  Could be that the button is disabled until you checked at least one newsletter.

 

Robin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: trouble clicking on a button

 

Sure, here it is:

https://nationalpost.com/newsletters/

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via groups.io
Sent: September 20, 2022 11:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: trouble clicking on a button

 

Madison,

Are you willing to share an example of  one of the site?  Sometimes I route my JAWS cursor to the button and left mouse click.  I also find more commonly now that I have to actually hit enter twice quickly on some buttons to get them to work. I don’t know the coding reasons for this, but hitting it once seems to start forms mode with JAWS and it’s actually the second press of enter that engages the button.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: trouble clicking on a button

 

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Hi all,

I’m trying to sign up for a for a few newsletters but when I enter on the sign up button nothing happens and I’ve even tried using the spacebar with the same lack of a result. I also tried using Narrator but that didn’t work either. I’ve contacted the news site but it said that it’ll likely take them awhile to answer so I’m hoping that someone might be able to help me so that I can get signed up sooner. It doesn’t seem like you need to create an account first so not sure why this isn’t working. Any ideas of how I might be able to get this button to work? I’m using the latest versions of Edge, Jaws 2022 and Windows 11; really hope someone can help me as this is getting rather frustrating as I know that the button is there. Thanks

Madison



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moderated Re: trouble clicking on a button

Madison Martin
 

Yep, I selected 3; I’ll try tabbing.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via groups.io
Sent: September 20, 2022 1:59 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: trouble clicking on a button

 

I had no problem using MS Edge and JAWS 2022 February release on Windows 10.  I put a check mark in the Royals newsletter, then added my email address in that edit box and tabbed to the Sing up buton. I hit enter on that once and got a confirmation page.

Did you select which newsletter you wanted?  Could be that the button is disabled until you checked at least one newsletter.

 

Robin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: trouble clicking on a button

 

Sure, here it is:

https://nationalpost.com/newsletters/

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via groups.io
Sent: September 20, 2022 11:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: trouble clicking on a button

 

Madison,

Are you willing to share an example of  one of the site?  Sometimes I route my JAWS cursor to the button and left mouse click.  I also find more commonly now that I have to actually hit enter twice quickly on some buttons to get them to work. I don’t know the coding reasons for this, but hitting it once seems to start forms mode with JAWS and it’s actually the second press of enter that engages the button.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: trouble clicking on a button

 

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Hi all,

I’m trying to sign up for a for a few newsletters but when I enter on the sign up button nothing happens and I’ve even tried using the spacebar with the same lack of a result. I also tried using Narrator but that didn’t work either. I’ve contacted the news site but it said that it’ll likely take them awhile to answer so I’m hoping that someone might be able to help me so that I can get signed up sooner. It doesn’t seem like you need to create an account first so not sure why this isn’t working. Any ideas of how I might be able to get this button to work? I’m using the latest versions of Edge, Jaws 2022 and Windows 11; really hope someone can help me as this is getting rather frustrating as I know that the button is there. Thanks

Madison



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moderated Re: trouble clicking on a button

Van Lant, Robin
 

I had no problem using MS Edge and JAWS 2022 February release on Windows 10.  I put a check mark in the Royals newsletter, then added my email address in that edit box and tabbed to the Sing up buton. I hit enter on that once and got a confirmation page.

Did you select which newsletter you wanted?  Could be that the button is disabled until you checked at least one newsletter.

 

Robin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: trouble clicking on a button

 

Sure, here it is:

https://nationalpost.com/newsletters/

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via groups.io
Sent: September 20, 2022 11:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: trouble clicking on a button

 

Madison,

Are you willing to share an example of  one of the site?  Sometimes I route my JAWS cursor to the button and left mouse click.  I also find more commonly now that I have to actually hit enter twice quickly on some buttons to get them to work. I don’t know the coding reasons for this, but hitting it once seems to start forms mode with JAWS and it’s actually the second press of enter that engages the button.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: trouble clicking on a button

 

WARNING: This email originated externally. Exercise caution. Think before clicking links or opening attachments.

 

Hi all,

I’m trying to sign up for a for a few newsletters but when I enter on the sign up button nothing happens and I’ve even tried using the spacebar with the same lack of a result. I also tried using Narrator but that didn’t work either. I’ve contacted the news site but it said that it’ll likely take them awhile to answer so I’m hoping that someone might be able to help me so that I can get signed up sooner. It doesn’t seem like you need to create an account first so not sure why this isn’t working. Any ideas of how I might be able to get this button to work? I’m using the latest versions of Edge, Jaws 2022 and Windows 11; really hope someone can help me as this is getting rather frustrating as I know that the button is there. Thanks

Madison



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moderated Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

Lori Lynn
 

I've read several books recently that used multiple readers. Although this isn't always practical, it is interesting.

Lori Lynn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

Well what made me think of this, was some years back, a local news station switched back and forth between a guy and gal reading the news, and I noticed how it really kept my attention.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Pietruk" <pietruk@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening


Glenn

While you might wish that, when my sighted wife responded to my question about this, she thought I was off my rocker <grin>!!
So, asking JAWS to deal with this in the way you suggest (which is a good
idea) is beyond the practical technology at this moment at least.


moderated Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

K0LNY
 

Actually, I think back to when I read print.
And a slightly different font for the genders would not have been
distracting.
But as mentioned already, it probably wouldn't be a font change, but some
sort of markup that only would be there in electronic text.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn / Lenny" <glenn@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:43 PM
Subject: Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening


I guess if any publishers are concerned about that, it has never been
enforced in the world of audio books.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Pietruk" <pietruk@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening


Glenn

I see where you are coming from; but another problem also occurs to me.
In today's politically correct world where gender identity issues rear its
head, some authors and publishers rather not deal with the fallout such
labeling might bring upon them.


moderated Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

K0LNY
 

I doubt that anyone would call out a reader on this in my opinion, I mean, a
woman naturally has a higher pitch voice, and all though that isn't always
the case, it almost always is.
So for that reason, I doubt a reader of a book would have to stop doing
that.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Pietruk" <pietruk@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:43 PM
Subject: Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening


True, and I've heard this done quite effectively and I like it.
However, in context of your question, this is a decision by the reader of
the book and not based by author/publisher coding things.
It is only time that some audio book narrator somewhere will be taken to
task for their interpretation of things.


moderated Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

K0LNY
 

I guess if any publishers are concerned about that, it has never been
enforced in the world of audio books.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Pietruk" <pietruk@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening


Glenn

I see where you are coming from; but another problem also occurs to me.
In today's politically correct world where gender identity issues rear its
head, some authors and publishers rather not deal with the fallout such
labeling might bring upon them.


moderated Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

Mike Pietruk
 

True, and I've heard this done quite effectively and I like it.
However, in context of your question, this is a decision by the reader of
the book and not based by author/publisher coding things.
It is only time that some audio book narrator somewhere will be taken to
task for their interpretation of things.


moderated Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

Mike Pietruk
 

Glenn

I see where you are coming from; but another problem also occurs to me.
In today's politically correct world where gender identity issues rear its
head, some authors and publishers rather not deal with the fallout such
labeling might bring upon them.


moderated Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

K0LNY
 

Actually, there is some president for this anyway,
In many fiction audio books I have read, the male reader will often alter
their voice to sound like the other gender, or sometimes a child.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Pietruk" <pietruk@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening


Glenn

While you might wish that, when my sighted wife responded to my question
about this, she thought I was off my rocker <grin>!!
So, asking JAWS to deal with this in the way you suggest (which is a good
idea) is beyond the practical technology at this moment at least.


moderated Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

K0LNY
 

Well what made me think of this, was some years back, a local news station
switched back and forth between a guy and gal reading the news, and I
noticed how it really kept my attention.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Pietruk" <pietruk@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening


Glenn

While you might wish that, when my sighted wife responded to my question
about this, she thought I was off my rocker <grin>!!
So, asking JAWS to deal with this in the way you suggest (which is a good
idea) is beyond the practical technology at this moment at least.


moderated Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

Mike Pietruk
 

Glenn

While you might wish that, when my sighted wife responded to my question
about this, she thought I was off my rocker <grin>!!
So, asking JAWS to deal with this in the way you suggest (which is a good
idea) is beyond the practical technology at this moment at least.


moderated Re: trouble clicking on a button

Madison Martin
 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via groups.io
Sent: September 20, 2022 11:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: trouble clicking on a button

 

Madison,

Are you willing to share an example of  one of the site?  Sometimes I route my JAWS cursor to the button and left mouse click.  I also find more commonly now that I have to actually hit enter twice quickly on some buttons to get them to work. I don’t know the coding reasons for this, but hitting it once seems to start forms mode with JAWS and it’s actually the second press of enter that engages the button.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: trouble clicking on a button

 

WARNING: This email originated externally. Exercise caution. Think before clicking links or opening attachments.

 

Hi all,

I’m trying to sign up for a for a few newsletters but when I enter on the sign up button nothing happens and I’ve even tried using the spacebar with the same lack of a result. I also tried using Narrator but that didn’t work either. I’ve contacted the news site but it said that it’ll likely take them awhile to answer so I’m hoping that someone might be able to help me so that I can get signed up sooner. It doesn’t seem like you need to create an account first so not sure why this isn’t working. Any ideas of how I might be able to get this button to work? I’m using the latest versions of Edge, Jaws 2022 and Windows 11; really hope someone can help me as this is getting rather frustrating as I know that the button is there. Thanks

Madison



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This communication is for informational purposes only, is not an offer, solicitation, recommendation or commitment for any transaction or to buy or sell any security or other financial product, and is not intended as investment advice or as a confirmation of any transaction. Any market price, indicative value, estimate, view, opinion, data or other information herein is not warranted as to completeness or accuracy, is subject to change without notice, and KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. accepts no liability for its use or to update or keep it current. Any views or opinions are those of the individual sender, not necessarily of KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.

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moderated Re: trouble clicking on a button

Van Lant, Robin
 

Madison,

Are you willing to share an example of  one of the site?  Sometimes I route my JAWS cursor to the button and left mouse click.  I also find more commonly now that I have to actually hit enter twice quickly on some buttons to get them to work. I don’t know the coding reasons for this, but hitting it once seems to start forms mode with JAWS and it’s actually the second press of enter that engages the button.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: trouble clicking on a button

 

WARNING: This email originated externally. Exercise caution. Think before clicking links or opening attachments.

 

Hi all,

I’m trying to sign up for a for a few newsletters but when I enter on the sign up button nothing happens and I’ve even tried using the spacebar with the same lack of a result. I also tried using Narrator but that didn’t work either. I’ve contacted the news site but it said that it’ll likely take them awhile to answer so I’m hoping that someone might be able to help me so that I can get signed up sooner. It doesn’t seem like you need to create an account first so not sure why this isn’t working. Any ideas of how I might be able to get this button to work? I’m using the latest versions of Edge, Jaws 2022 and Windows 11; really hope someone can help me as this is getting rather frustrating as I know that the button is there. Thanks

Madison



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This communication may contain privileged and/or confidential information. It is intended solely for the use of the addressee. No confidentiality or privilege is waived or lost as a result of any transmission errors. If you are not the intended recipient, you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing or using any of this information. If you have received this communication in error, please contact the sender immediately and destroy the material in its entirety, whether electronic or hard copy.

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moderated Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

Soronel Haetir
 

Not sure about font but this could be achieved through markup, I
simply doubt you are going to get many writers/publishers interested.
Also, different fonts would be maddening to the sighted so is very
likely a non-starter.

On 9/20/22, Glenn / Lenny <glenn@...> wrote:
I always have wished story writers would use something to denote a male
speaker and a female speaker, so we could set a synthesizer to read one sort

of text with a female TTS and the other with a male TTS.
I've wondered if they used a different font for the text of the dialog, if

Jaws could be set to read one font with a different TTS than the other.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening


Hi Mike,

I'm with you, and I don't like different voices in any context, because
they
cause unnecessary pauses, albeit they are short ones.

But as you say, it is completely personal this.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Pietruk
Sent: 17 September 2022 21:23
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

Mark

This is really a very personal question; and it's not so much a JAWS
question; but one using a screen reader in general.
I take it that you are new at this; and the best suggestion I can make is
play around and see what you are most comfortable with.
Your use of the word cognative suggests to me that you are overthinking all
of this.
Some people like reading fast; others prefer regular speech rates.
Some prefer one voice for everything; and others may assign a different
voice for different things.
In short, it takes time to become comfortable using a screen reader as a
way to deal with the pc screen.
Personally, I try not to overdo adjustments and customization -- but that's
me.



















--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@...


moderated trouble clicking on a button

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,

I’m trying to sign up for a for a few newsletters but when I enter on the sign up button nothing happens and I’ve even tried using the spacebar with the same lack of a result. I also tried using Narrator but that didn’t work either. I’ve contacted the news site but it said that it’ll likely take them awhile to answer so I’m hoping that someone might be able to help me so that I can get signed up sooner. It doesn’t seem like you need to create an account first so not sure why this isn’t working. Any ideas of how I might be able to get this button to work? I’m using the latest versions of Edge, Jaws 2022 and Windows 11; really hope someone can help me as this is getting rather frustrating as I know that the button is there. Thanks

Madison


moderated Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

K0LNY
 

I always have wished story writers would use something to denote a male
speaker and a female speaker, so we could set a synthesizer to read one sort
of text with a female TTS and the other with a male TTS.
I've wondered if they used a different font for the text of the dialog, if
Jaws could be set to read one font with a different TTS than the other.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening


Hi Mike,

I'm with you, and I don't like different voices in any context, because they
cause unnecessary pauses, albeit they are short ones.

But as you say, it is completely personal this.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Pietruk
Sent: 17 September 2022 21:23
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

Mark

This is really a very personal question; and it's not so much a JAWS
question; but one using a screen reader in general.
I take it that you are new at this; and the best suggestion I can make is
play around and see what you are most comfortable with.
Your use of the word cognative suggests to me that you are overthinking all
of this.
Some people like reading fast; others prefer regular speech rates.
Some prefer one voice for everything; and others may assign a different
voice for different things.
In short, it takes time to become comfortable using a screen reader as a
way to deal with the pc screen.
Personally, I try not to overdo adjustments and customization -- but that's
me.


moderated Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

Steve Nutt
 

Hi Mike,

I'm with you, and I don't like different voices in any context, because they
cause unnecessary pauses, albeit they are short ones.

But as you say, it is completely personal this.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Pietruk
Sent: 17 September 2022 21:23
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Managing the cognitive load of listening

Mark

This is really a very personal question; and it's not so much a JAWS
question; but one using a screen reader in general.
I take it that you are new at this; and the best suggestion I can make is
play around and see what you are most comfortable with.
Your use of the word cognative suggests to me that you are overthinking all
of this.
Some people like reading fast; others prefer regular speech rates.
Some prefer one voice for everything; and others may assign a different
voice for different things.
In short, it takes time to become comfortable using a screen reader as a
way to deal with the pc screen.
Personally, I try not to overdo adjustments and customization -- but that's
me.