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moderated Re: Locking the mouse buttons:

 

Gene,

You stated that you walked out of that class and never went back.  And then you have the unmitigated gall to project what you believe the instructor might have done.

Sorry, but no.  Hell no.
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moderated Re: Blocking the mouse buttons:

Gene Warner
 

My laptop allows me to adjust the screen brightness using the blue Fn key and the up and down arrows. If I want to mask my screen from prying eyes, I just turn the brightness all the way down. When I'm at home, my computer is in its docking station and the screen is kept closed. To do this I set the "What to do when the lid is close" option to "do nothing".

Gene...

On 8/7/2022 5:40 PM, JM Casey wrote:
I don’t think Angel is concerned witht urnign JAWS on or off – I think they are concerend about sighted people seeing what they are doing when they don’t’ want them to.
On my old laptop I used to just tilt the screen way, way down..not enough to obstruct my hand movement on the keyboard, but someone would have to lift the lid into a more vertical position in order to see anything.
It’s not something I really worry about now. On my desktop I generally have the monitor off unless friends and I are watching films.
My suggestion if someone really doesn’t want their stuff to be seen is to just keep the monitor off or even unplugged, unless it’s needed. Of course hat’s a bit more complicated with a laptop. Newer JAWS and nVDA do have the option to obscure the screen. That is pretty good, but I would like a more direct, low-level kind of way of doing this, that’s not directly related to the screen reader, personally.
*From:*main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *David Diamond
*Sent:* August 7, 2022 05:34 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Blocking the mouse buttons:
Angel, you are going the long way round the bush.  You can turn JAWS on or off with a couple simple key strokes. Jaws, space and s.  will toggle jaws on or off. My blind tutor got us to turn off our computer monitors to make sure there was no cheating. The funny thing was, his sighted live in thought the monitor was broke because she could not see my monitor on.
*From:*main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Angel
*Sent:* August 7, 2022 2:19 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Blocking the mouse buttons:
I understand, from going through my power settings, one may turn off the lap tops monitor.  I have considered looking into this.  But, should I require sighted assistance, for example, should I lose speech altogether, I should want the sighted person to be able to assist me to regain the use of the computer.  I have the power settings set to turn off the computer immediately upon its lid being closed.  That way, I can close the lid, and restart it again without speech, and have a sighted person assist me.
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moderated Re: Locking the mouse buttons:

Gene Warner
 

Exactly, that's what I was expecting, starting off with screen reader basics that everyone needs to learn, just as there are basics of Windows that everyone, regardless of the final goals, needs to learn. But this instructor started with students knowing nothing about screen readers except that they needed to learn how to use one, and were asked that question from the very start. He would then tell you what he wants you to do, then he'd go to his desk and play games and not pay any attention to the students until someone gets enough courage to ask him for help.

So I went home and started working my way through Freedom Scientific's training, with some telephone help from the to get me started.

Gene...

On 8/7/2022 5:36 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:

I think you both may be correct.
There are basics that always have to be addressed first.
Like in typing lessons for example.
But ultimately, teaching things are best directed with the student's goals in mind.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Sunday, August 07, 2022 4:32 PM
*Subject:* Re: Locking the mouse buttons:
On Sun, Aug 7, 2022 at 05:22 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
The class was supposed to be a class on using JAWS. If you can't
teach that without needing the student to tell you what his goal is,
you have no business being an instructor.
-
Then I have no business being an instructor.  In the context of one-on-one tutoring, which is what I do, I absolutely do not set the goals, the client does.  And it's been working beautifully for over 10 years now.
Were I trying to do a class, I would still, for the most part, be asking clients to pick, say websites that they have an interest in rather than my picking a single one except for the basic instruction at the outset. But one-on-one, I prefer to go in precisely the direction the client wishes to be taken.
To each his or her own.
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moderated Re: Blocking the mouse buttons:

Nermin
 

Hi,


the key combination Dave gave in his earlier message will not, in fact, turn off JAWS.

All it does is mute speech temporarily, unless certain key combinations are pressed, JAWS+T being one of them, which will anounce the window title.


To turn off JAWS, press JAWS+F4.

That will open up a confirmation dialogue, just press enter and JAWS is off.

Make sure you either know that JAWS is the only item on your desktop starting with j, use Narrator or assign a hotkey for JAWS so you can turn it on later.


Regards,

Nermin


moderated Re: Blocking the mouse buttons:

K0LNY
 


Sometimes new laptops come with a foam sleeve over the lid, folks could keep this on at all times and only slip it off if it needs to be seen.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2022 4:40 PM
Subject: Re: Blocking the mouse buttons:

I don’t think Angel is concerned witht urnign JAWS on or off – I think they are concerend about sighted people seeing what they are doing when they don’t’ want them to.

 

On my old laptop I used to just tilt the screen way, way down..not enough to obstruct my hand movement on the keyboard, but someone would have to lift the lid into a more vertical position in order to see anything.

It’s not something I really worry about now. On my desktop I generally have the monitor off unless friends and I are watching films.

My suggestion if someone really doesn’t want their stuff to be seen is to just keep the monitor off or even unplugged, unless it’s needed. Of course hat’s a bit more complicated with a laptop. Newer JAWS and nVDA do have the option to obscure the screen. That is pretty good, but I would like a more direct, low-level kind of way of doing this, that’s not directly related to the screen reader, personally.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: August 7, 2022 05:34 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Blocking the mouse buttons:

 

Angel, you are going the long way round the bush.  You can turn JAWS on or off with a couple simple key strokes. Jaws, space and s.  will toggle jaws on or off. My blind tutor got us to turn off our computer monitors to make sure there was no cheating. The funny thing was, his sighted live in thought the monitor was broke because she could not see my monitor on.      

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Angel
Sent: August 7, 2022 2:19 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Blocking the mouse buttons:

 

I understand, from going through my power settings, one may turn off the lap tops monitor.  I have considered looking into this.  But, should I require sighted assistance, for example, should I lose speech altogether, I should want the sighted person to be able to assist me to regain the use of the computer.  I have the power settings set to turn off the computer immediately upon its lid being closed.  That way, I can close the lid, and restart it again without speech, and have a sighted person assist me.

 


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moderated Re: Blocking the mouse buttons:

JM Casey
 

I don’t think Angel is concerned witht urnign JAWS on or off – I think they are concerend about sighted people seeing what they are doing when they don’t’ want them to.

 

On my old laptop I used to just tilt the screen way, way down..not enough to obstruct my hand movement on the keyboard, but someone would have to lift the lid into a more vertical position in order to see anything.

It’s not something I really worry about now. On my desktop I generally have the monitor off unless friends and I are watching films.

My suggestion if someone really doesn’t want their stuff to be seen is to just keep the monitor off or even unplugged, unless it’s needed. Of course hat’s a bit more complicated with a laptop. Newer JAWS and nVDA do have the option to obscure the screen. That is pretty good, but I would like a more direct, low-level kind of way of doing this, that’s not directly related to the screen reader, personally.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: August 7, 2022 05:34 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Blocking the mouse buttons:

 

Angel, you are going the long way round the bush.  You can turn JAWS on or off with a couple simple key strokes. Jaws, space and s.  will toggle jaws on or off. My blind tutor got us to turn off our computer monitors to make sure there was no cheating. The funny thing was, his sighted live in thought the monitor was broke because she could not see my monitor on.      

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Angel
Sent: August 7, 2022 2:19 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Blocking the mouse buttons:

 

I understand, from going through my power settings, one may turn off the lap tops monitor.  I have considered looking into this.  But, should I require sighted assistance, for example, should I lose speech altogether, I should want the sighted person to be able to assist me to regain the use of the computer.  I have the power settings set to turn off the computer immediately upon its lid being closed.  That way, I can close the lid, and restart it again without speech, and have a sighted person assist me.

 


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moderated Re: Locking the mouse buttons:

K0LNY
 


I think you both may be correct.
There are basics that always have to be addressed first.
Like in typing lessons for example.
But ultimately, teaching things are best directed with the student's goals in mind.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2022 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: Locking the mouse buttons:

On Sun, Aug 7, 2022 at 05:22 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
The class was supposed to be a class on using JAWS. If you can't teach that without needing the student to tell you what his goal is, you have no business being an instructor.
-
Then I have no business being an instructor.  In the context of one-on-one tutoring, which is what I do, I absolutely do not set the goals, the client does.  And it's been working beautifully for over 10 years now.

Were I trying to do a class, I would still, for the most part, be asking clients to pick, say websites that they have an interest in rather than my picking a single one except for the basic instruction at the outset.  But one-on-one, I prefer to go in precisely the direction the client wishes to be taken.

To each his or her own.
--

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     ~ Lauren Bacall


moderated Re: Blocking the mouse buttons:

David Diamond
 

Angel, you are going the long way round the bush.  You can turn JAWS on or off with a couple simple key strokes. Jaws, space and s.  will toggle jaws on or off. My blind tutor got us to turn off our computer monitors to make sure there was no cheating. The funny thing was, his sighted live in thought the monitor was broke because she could not see my monitor on.      

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Angel
Sent: August 7, 2022 2:19 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Blocking the mouse buttons:

 

I understand, from going through my power settings, one may turn off the lap tops monitor.  I have considered looking into this.  But, should I require sighted assistance, for example, should I lose speech altogether, I should want the sighted person to be able to assist me to regain the use of the computer.  I have the power settings set to turn off the computer immediately upon its lid being closed.  That way, I can close the lid, and restart it again without speech, and have a sighted person assist me.

 


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moderated Re: spelling mistakes

Bill White
 

I am also imperfect, and because I help quite a few people with their computers, as well as maintaining two computers of my own, I make quite a few more mistakes.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: Sunday, August 7, 2022 10:42 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: spelling mistakes

 

wait a minute, you mean you're just as imperfect as I am. I can't believe that. Smile.


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Gene Warner <genewarner3@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 7, 2022 7:49:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: spelling mistakes

 

I try to remember to listen to my messages before posting them and not
just for spelling mistakes, but sometimes I forget to... :-(

Gene...


On 8/7/2022 10:33 AM, David Diamond wrote:
> Are you talking about words like there and their?  Jaws, read out the
> inaccurate word or in the case mentioned, I knew the word was spelled
> wrong just by listening to it. Some don’t listen to their posts before
> sending them, though.  I have my M S spell checker set to check spelling
> before the message is sent.
>
> Get Outlook for iOS <https://aka.ms/o0ukef>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> *From:*main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Gene Warner
> <genewarner3@...>
> *Sent:* Saturday, August 6, 2022 9:40:32 PM
> *To:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
> *Subject:* Re: spelling mistakes
>
> And then there's the problem of a typo or a spelling mistake resulting
> in a valid word. A spell checker won't catch that.
>
> Gene...
>
>
> On 8/7/2022 12:25 AM, David Diamond wrote:
>  > when does Spell Checker has no idea what I'm trying to say. Are use Siri
>  > to get the correct spelling.
>  >
>  > Get Outlook for iOS <https://aka.ms/o0ukef <https://aka.ms/o0ukef>>
>  > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>  > *From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Glenn /
>  > Lenny <glenn@...>
>  > *Sent:* Saturday, August 6, 2022 9:21:47 PM
>  > *To:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
>  > *Subject:* Re: spelling mistakes
>  > Sometimes in some email clients, the subject field does not get spell
>  > checked.
>  > I'm sure it was a typo and not a mis-spelling.
>  > But sometimes if I mis-spelled a word so badly that my spell checker
>  > can't offer a suggestion, I ask Alexa how to spell the word.
>  > Glenn
>  > ----- Original Message -----
>  > *From:* David Diamond <mailto:Daviddiamond2019@...
> <mailto:Daviddiamond2019@...>>
>  > *To:* jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>>
>  > *Sent:* Saturday, August 06, 2022 11:17 PM
>  > *Subject:* spelling mistakes
>  >
>  > are use Microsoft Spell Checker to make sure there's no spelling
>  > mistakes before I post a message
>  >
>  > Get Outlook for iOS <https://aka.ms/o0ukef <https://aka.ms/o0ukef>>
>  >
>
>
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moderated Re: Locking the mouse buttons:

 

On Sun, Aug 7, 2022 at 05:22 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
The class was supposed to be a class on using JAWS. If you can't teach that without needing the student to tell you what his goal is, you have no business being an instructor.
-
Then I have no business being an instructor.  In the context of one-on-one tutoring, which is what I do, I absolutely do not set the goals, the client does.  And it's been working beautifully for over 10 years now.

Were I trying to do a class, I would still, for the most part, be asking clients to pick, say websites that they have an interest in rather than my picking a single one except for the basic instruction at the outset.  But one-on-one, I prefer to go in precisely the direction the client wishes to be taken.

To each his or her own.
--

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Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


moderated Re: Blocking the mouse buttons:

Gene Warner
 

lol! Hieroglyphics is right! Some of those symbols look like they came from Egyptian times.

Gene...

On 8/7/2022 5:25 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:

Some laptops have a function key when used with the special FN key, will turn off the monitor.
I usually do a search on the make and model and the words turn off the screen
and get the answer.
Or some eyes may tell a reader, if they can figure out the hieroglyphics on the keys.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Angel <mailto:angel238@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Sunday, August 07, 2022 4:19 PM
*Subject:* Blocking the mouse buttons:
I understand, from going through my power settings, one may turn off the lap tops monitor.  I have considered looking into this. But, should I require sighted assistance, for example, should I lose speech altogether, I should want the sighted person to be able to assist me to regain the use of the computer.  I have the power settings set to turn off the computer immediately upon its lid being closed.  That way, I can close the lid, and restart it again without speech, and have a sighted person assist me.
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moderated Re: Jaws authorization key question.

Bill White
 

Hi, Gene. Sorry. I hadn't seen Ann's message when I sent mine. I wasn't being snarky. Please don't be snarky with me.

Bill White

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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Sunday, August 7, 2022 8:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws authorization key question.

I was already corrected by Ann, one correction is enough.

Gene...


On 8/7/2022 11:25 AM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Gene. The About dialog within JAWS contains your Serial Number, and a locking code, but does not, and never has, contained the Authorization Key, which is a code containing about 20 characters, consisting of letters and numbers.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Sunday, August 7, 2022 8:11 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws authorization key question.

If your copy of JAWS is activated, you should be able to find the
authorization key in the "About JAWS" dialog.

To get there:
1. Press Insert+J to bring up the JAWS menu.
2. Press up arrow twice, this should take you to the "About JAWS" option.
3. Press enter. This opens the "About JAWS" dialog.
Press Insert+Alt+W to virtualize the dialog.

You can now browse the dialog text with the arrow keys to find your
authorization key.

Alternatively, you can go to Vispero's web site and use your JAWS serial
number to retrieve your authorization key. Here is the link:

https://fsactivate.freedomscientific.com/

Gene...


On 8/7/2022 10:56 AM, Albert Cutolo wrote:
Good morning everyone,

Where would I go too locate my Jaws authorization key? I can’t for the
life of me, remember where it is or how too find it.











moderated Re: Blocking the mouse buttons:

K0LNY
 


Some laptops have a function key when used with the special FN key, will turn off the monitor.
I usually do a search on the make and model and the words turn off the screen
and get the answer.
Or some eyes may tell a reader, if they can figure out the hieroglyphics on the keys.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: Angel
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2022 4:19 PM
Subject: Blocking the mouse buttons:

I understand, from going through my power settings, one may turn off the lap tops monitor.  I have considered looking into this.  But, should I require sighted assistance, for example, should I lose speech altogether, I should want the sighted person to be able to assist me to regain the use of the computer.  I have the power settings set to turn off the computer immediately upon its lid being closed.  That way, I can close the lid, and restart it again without speech, and have a sighted person assist me.




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David Diamond
 

Oh, well. We all make mistakes.  Truthfully though, someone could have easily fixed it when they replied to your enquiry. It could have been done very diplomatically without you even knowing.   

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: August 7, 2022 11:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: spelling mistakes

 

Sorry guys; I have Outlook set to spell check before sending messages; guess it must’ve missed that one

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: August 6, 2022 11:18 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: spelling mistakes

 

are use Microsoft Spell Checker to make sure there's no spelling mistakes before I post a message


moderated Re: Locking the mouse buttons:

Gene Warner
 

You are right, I wouldn't want you as an instructor because you would be a lousy one. The class was supposed to be a class on using JAWS. If you can't teach that without needing the student to tell you what his goal is, you have no business being an instructor.

Gene...

On 8/7/2022 5:13 PM, David Diamond wrote:
I think in this case the sighted person did not draw the client out and the client did not tell the teacher exactly what she needed to learn. Sorry, some people’s communication skills are lacking.  The enquirer doesn’t know how to draw the person out and the student doesn’t know how to communicate properly what they want.  Then there is the other thought, audio skills are lacking as well, I E the teacher is not listening to his or her student.  Indirectly related.  A person asked me a question and I did not understand what he wanted, I asked for clarification and all he said was, “The question is clear enough.” If it was clear enough, I’d not have to ask.  Smile. A good teacher should know how to draw their students out, not asking or giving vague questions or answers.  If a blind person asks where something is in a store, the person they ask should not say, “Over there or, over that way.” True they’ve answered the question however not in a way that the blind person can understand.
*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Brian Vogel
*Sent:* August 7, 2022 1:14 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Locking the mouse buttons:
On Sun, Aug 7, 2022 at 02:10 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
Totally agree! After I lost my vision, I signed up for a JAWS class
at the local Lighthouse for the blind, the instructor was sighted
and his method of instruction was to ask, "What do you want to learn?"
-
Well, then, you'd definitely not want me as an instructor, either.  Most of my clients are adults who have lost their vision as adults.  I am there to instruct on using a screen reader, but I find that allowing the client to choose what they want to do/learn while learning the screen reader is best left up to them.  I can't know what programs a given client might want to use or, if trying to teach screen reader skills with a web browser, what it is they'd prefer to read, research, etc.
One of the things I have had the hardest time getting certain field counselors in the Virginia Department for the Blind and Visually Impaired to understand is that you cannot teach how to use a screen reader as a stand alone thing.  A screen reader has, as its reason for being, accessing something else.  And I'd rather the client tell me, at least for the most part, what the "something elses" are in their lives.
I can't even begin to imagine what, "What do you want to learn?," even means when it comes to instructing on a screen reader since they don't function in isolation.  I interpret it as, "What do you need or want to learn how to use with a screen reader?"  And I want my students to tell me that, and I'll focus accordingly.
--
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moderated Re: spelling mistakes

David Diamond
 

Well, all I can say is my spelling was atrocious till I used a spell checker. Even the word atrocious I'd frequently misspell. I blame the scholastic system. LOL. Till grade 5 in elementary school I was spelling the word ghost, goast. I was never corrected till then.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: August 7, 2022 11:24 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: spelling mistakes

The problem with relying on a spell checker to catch your spelling mistakes is that it won't catch a spelling mistake that results in a legitimate word.

Gene...


On 8/7/2022 2:16 PM, Madison Martin wrote:
Sorry guys; I have Outlook set to spell check before sending messages;
guess it must’ve missed that one

*From:*main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *David
Diamond
*Sent:* August 6, 2022 11:18 PM
*To:* jfw@groups.io
*Subject:* spelling mistakes

are use Microsoft Spell Checker to make sure there's no spelling
mistakes before I post a message

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moderated Blocking the mouse buttons:

Angel
 

I understand, from going through my power settings, one may turn off the lap tops monitor.  I have considered looking into this.  But, should I require sighted assistance, for example, should I lose speech altogether, I should want the sighted person to be able to assist me to regain the use of the computer.  I have the power settings set to turn off the computer immediately upon its lid being closed.  That way, I can close the lid, and restart it again without speech, and have a sighted person assist me.




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moderated Re: Locking the mouse buttons:

David Diamond
 

I think in this case the sighted person did not draw the client out and the client did not tell the teacher exactly what she needed to learn.  Sorry, some people’s communication skills are lacking.  The enquirer doesn’t know how to draw the person out and the student doesn’t know how to communicate properly what they want.  Then there is the other thought, audio skills are lacking as well, I E the teacher is not listening to his or her student.  Indirectly related.  A person asked me a question and I did not understand what he wanted, I asked for clarification and all he said was, “The question is clear enough.” If it was clear enough, I’d not have to ask.  Smile. A good teacher should know how to draw their students out, not asking or giving vague questions or answers.  If a blind person asks where something is in a store, the person they ask should not say, “Over there or, over that way.” True they’ve answered the question however not in a way that the blind person can understand.      

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: August 7, 2022 1:14 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Locking the mouse buttons:

 

On Sun, Aug 7, 2022 at 02:10 PM, Gene Warner wrote:

Totally agree! After I lost my vision, I signed up for a JAWS class at the local Lighthouse for the blind, the instructor was sighted and his method of instruction was to ask, "What do you want to learn?"

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Well, then, you'd definitely not want me as an instructor, either.  Most of my clients are adults who have lost their vision as adults.  I am there to instruct on using a screen reader, but I find that allowing the client to choose what they want to do/learn while learning the screen reader is best left up to them.  I can't know what programs a given client might want to use or, if trying to teach screen reader skills with a web browser, what it is they'd prefer to read, research, etc.

One of the things I have had the hardest time getting certain field counselors in the Virginia Department for the Blind and Visually Impaired to understand is that you cannot teach how to use a screen reader as a stand alone thing.  A screen reader has, as its reason for being, accessing something else.  And I'd rather the client tell me, at least for the most part, what the "something elses" are in their lives.  

I can't even begin to imagine what, "What do you want to learn?," even means when it comes to instructing on a screen reader since they don't function in isolation.  I interpret it as, "What do you need or want to learn how to use with a screen reader?"  And I want my students to tell me that, and I'll focus accordingly.
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moderated Re: H captua problems

Gene Warner
 

Just to be sure, by solve it I mean that I got help from Aira to solve the CAPTCHA and just ignored the cookie issue.

Gene...

On 8/7/2022 4:25 PM, JM Casey wrote:
Yeah..that's not a viable solution for a lot of us, I think.
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: August 7, 2022 04:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: H captua problems
I *think* I resolved the HCAPTCHA problem by just getting help from Aira to solve it. Thankfully I have only encountered HCAPTCHA only once.
Gene...
On 8/7/2022 3:34 PM, nocm@... wrote:
Getting a new cookie does not fix the problem. Clearing my cache and
cookies and then getting a new cookie still does not work and
contacting the h captua support people has been an absolute failure.
On Sun, 7 Aug 2022 15:26:27 -0400 "JM Casey" <jmcasey@...>
writes:
I think the "fix" is to go to the site and get another cookie.
Not ideal, but then none of this is.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of
nocm@...
Sent: August 7, 2022 03:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: H captua problems

Has anyone had problems with H captua properly setting the cookie to
bypass the challenge in firefox and does anyone know of a fix when it
does not work properly?















moderated Re: H captua problems

JM Casey
 

Yeah..that's not a viable solution for a lot of us, I think.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: August 7, 2022 04:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: H captua problems

I *think* I resolved the HCAPTCHA problem by just getting help from Aira to solve it. Thankfully I have only encountered HCAPTCHA only once.

Gene...


On 8/7/2022 3:34 PM, nocm@... wrote:
Getting a new cookie does not fix the problem. Clearing my cache and
cookies and then getting a new cookie still does not work and
contacting the h captua support people has been an absolute failure.
On Sun, 7 Aug 2022 15:26:27 -0400 "JM Casey" <jmcasey@...>
writes:
I think the "fix" is to go to the site and get another cookie.
Not ideal, but then none of this is.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of
nocm@...
Sent: August 7, 2022 03:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: H captua problems

Has anyone had problems with H captua properly setting the cookie to
bypass the challenge in firefox and does anyone know of a fix when it
does not work properly?














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