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Re: Skim Reading

Christina Moore <christina.moore16@...>
 

Hi All,
Hopefully everyone is having a great Friday.
Could someone explain the options in the skim-reading dialog and scenarios they may be useful in?
Thanks.
Christina


Re: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
 

Thanks Sieghard,

I should have remembered the winver command.

 

Thanks for checking out NoteTab Pro.  I will live with having to alt+tab away and back for now.

If you want to talk more about NoteTab Pro, let me know.

 

Richard

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

 

Richard,

 

It probably won't make a difference, but if you ever want to know exactly what version of Windows you have just press the start menu (the run command Windows Key+R also works) and type "WinVer" without the quotation marks of course. That is WinVer as in "Windows Version".

You can navigate the Window with the Jaws cursor or the touch cursor, I prefer the Jaws cursor for that Window.

I just downloaded the 30-day trial for NoteTab 7.2 or whatever the latest version is, but I'm at work right now where I still run Windows 7 so I'll give it a try tonight on my laptop which has Creator's Update.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:05 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

 

I’m using Vocalizer 2 Tom.

I am not sure of the exact Windows 10 version, other than the Creator’s Edition or whatever it is called.

It is NoteTab Pro 7.2.

If I just open the speech screen with insert+control+s and hit escape, it reads fine.  I don’t have to change voices.

Or, unloading and reloading Jaws.

But I have to do some extra step to get it to read.

Very strange.

Richard

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Vic Beckley
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 7:37 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

 

Richard,

 

I can’t duplicate that here using NoteTab Pro 7 under Windows 10 1703. The TXT files open fine.

 

 

Best Regards From Ohio,

 

Vic

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 9:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

 

I’ve used NoteTab Pro as my primary txt file editor and also my HTML editor for many years with Window-eyes.

 

Now that I’m using JAWS 18, I’m finding an issue.

 

When I open a txt file in NoteTab Pro, Jaws doesn’t read anything.

Changed cursors from PC to Jaws doesn’t seem to do anything.

If I unload Jaws with insert+f4 and launch it again while the document is open in NoteTab pro, then it reads just fine.

 

Anyone have a clue what is going on and what I need to do to have it read fine when I open the file in the first place?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 


Re: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
 

Thanks for the suggestions.
Alt+tab to something else and then back again does make the document readable.
I'm not ready to remove Window-Eyes as yet.
The documents are maximized.
I do not believe there is a zoom option.

I'll just live with the nystery and alt+tab away and back to clear it up for now.

Thanks,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shai
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 10:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

Hello Richard,
Although I do not use this text editor, I would like to recommend some
things to try:
1. Have you tried maximizing the window when you have a document open
(alt plus space then x)?
2. Does this program have a zoom option in the view sub menu? Is it
set to 100%? I am thinking that if the zoom is not set at this level,
JAWS might have an issue detecting text.
3. What happens when you press Windows plus d to get to the desktop
and then alt tab back into the program. Will text read then or do you
find that you still have to unload JAWS and reload it?
4. Is Window Eyes still installed on your system? Perhaps there might
be a background conflict between Window Eyes and JAWS in this
program?I would consider uninstalling Window Eyes and performing a
JAWS repair to see if this might resolve the issue.



On 6/16/17, Richard Turner <richardturner42@outlook.com> wrote:
I've used NoteTab Pro as my primary txt file editor and also my HTML editor
for many years with Window-eyes.

Now that I'm using JAWS 18, I'm finding an issue.

When I open a txt file in NoteTab Pro, Jaws doesn't read anything.
Changed cursors from PC to Jaws doesn't seem to do anything.
If I unload Jaws with insert+f4 and launch it again while the document is
open in NoteTab pro, then it reads just fine.

Anyone have a clue what is going on and what I need to do to have it read
fine when I open the file in the first place?

Thanks,
Richard


Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Bill Tillery <trbft@...>
 

Hi all,

 

Can anyone tell me if these other products provide page orientation as OpenBook provides.  When I place a page on the scanner with OB I am able to determine whether the page is right-side-up, etc.  Thanks.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeanette McAllister PhD
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 10:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Even though the state bought mine I think it came from Irie. I can't stress enough how much I recommend it.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

 

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:33 AM, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

 

The list is $1795.

 

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

 

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeanette McAllister PhD
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

 

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:

http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

 

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeanette McAllister PhD
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

 

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.  

 

Jeanette McAllister PhD

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Website Accessibility Auditor/Tester

Professional Placement Specialist

 

   

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner. You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO website on the Pearl camera.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Dave,

 

What is the Pearl camera?

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device. Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it back in, and then launch Openbook.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

Subject: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Hello,

 

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book to scan a document.  Usually I open the program and press the space bar to scan.  When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book untitled one”.  If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition canceled”.

 

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

 

Thanks,

Laura

 

 


Re: Another step in the dialogue, not just pressing okay

Phil Cox <pdcox@...>
 

Hello
Thanks for the response.
I wish to change languages, say to Spanish while using Word. I have a Spanish voice in my list but it will not change to it and the English voice remains active while in Word. 
Is it possible to change language voices on the fly  or not?
 
TIA,  Phil
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 7:48 AM
Subject: Another step in the dialogue, not just pressing okay

Hello,

     As you press the CTRL insert and s command, you can also make the voice the default or use it in another app you happen to be running. If you note the first item on this dialogue, you should be able to use the default—shift tab if you don’t hear JAWS say, “for default” first. However, the press of the tab key once will get you to “for …” for your app in question. Of course, you cannot choose a person, just the synth, so be aware of that. Yet, just press enter/okay after you’ve made your selection. To test it, go back into that app and notice the voice/synth change automatically. Need any more help? Feel free to write back.

Ashleigh S. Piccinino

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Shankar C
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 5:24 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to choose voice

 

hi there,
if you configured the voicess properly,
press ctrl insert s to bring up the list and, use up and down arro
keys to select the voices, once you selected the voice, just press
enter to activate the voice.

I hope, I am cleare.

On 6/15/17, Phil Cox <pdcox@...> wrote:
> Hello All
>
> I have Eloquence and Vocalizer voices on my system but I cannot find how to
> choose among the different voices available within the  synthesizers.
> Help please!
> Phil
>
>
>


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Re: scripts

Mario
 

after saving the .zip file,
press enter on it to open it,
press control+a to select all of the files,
press control+c to copy them to the clipboard,

now, from the programs list,
press j until you get to the version of jaws you're using and press
enter to open it,
type e until you get Explore JAWS and press enter to open it,
type e until you get to Explore My Settings
and press enter to open it.
press control+v to paste the files previously copied to the clipboard.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Bob Hicks [mailto:bob@seeinghandassociation.com]
Sent: Friday, Jun 16, 2017 3:20 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: scripts

On one of the lists, someone is using OE 6 successfully on Windows 10 and
Windows 7. There are scripts for OE 6 on windows 7.



It has been so long since I installed any scripts that I don't remember the
steps for instolling scripts. Can somebody here refresh my memory? tia



Have a great day!



Bob Hicks


Facebook chats

Jim L
 

Heya folks,

 

Am using latest Jaws 17 on a windows 7 64 PC and in the last few weeks facebook chats messages seem to have changed, as before I would scroll thru previous messages when chatting just using the cursor keys now it seems messages are combined in one whole block that Jaws reads out. Its a pain as one needs to listen to all previous messages with a person to just get there last message to me and my last message.

 

Am I the only one this is happening too? It also doesn’t matter whether I am using IE or Chrome as it does the same thing.

 

Is there a Jaws option I need to change to read my messages individually?

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

 


Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

bob jutzi <jutzi1@...>
 

I just have a desktop, an iPad, and iPhone so unfortunately, I wouldn't be able to try this.

On 6/16/2017 4:27 PM, Dave... wrote:
Bob,
I would suggest that if you are on a laptop, it would be controls for your
touchpad. Have you opened it to see what it controls?
Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer
----- Original Message -----
From: "bob jutzi" <jutzi1@gmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:57
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18
Anyone know the purpose of something installed in Control Panel by Jaws
called Touch Server?
On 6/16/2017 2:38 PM, Bill White wrote:
Yes, it does.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lisle,
Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Does VFO use some variation of Omnipage on its Convenient OCR? Seems I've
seen that file as a separate download.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob
jutzi
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have KNFB reader and love it. On my desktop, I use Omnipage with MS
Office along with Jaws and NVDA.

On 6/16/2017 11:53 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
I think such most likely over-priced products are getting sold for less
now because of apps like KNFB Reader. I guess in a way you need to also
count the cost of the iPhone with KNFB Reader, but of course most of us
don’t do this because we would have the iPhone anyways so it really is
just an extra $99 to make the iPhone into a very capable and portable
OCR device. Maybe a Pearl with Openbook or this ReadIt Air can do a bit
better, but for most people it’s not 8 or 10 times better since KNFB
Reader is probably 90% as good or maybe even more and at a fraction of
the cost.

Regards,

Sieghard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Richard Turner
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:33 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

The list is $1795.

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very
impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was
fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me
double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner
<richardturner42@outlook.com <mailto:richardturner42@outlook.com>> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention
a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with
Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:


http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

Richard

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[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable
but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.

*/Jeanette McAllister PhD/*

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*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner.
You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that
when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a
moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The
scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A
very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO
website on the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Dave,

What is the Pearl camera?

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know
I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and
plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are
turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device.
Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it
back in, and then launch Openbook.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

*Subject:*Open Book & Jaws 18

Hello,

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book
to scan a document. Usually I open the program and press the space
bar to scan. When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book
untitled one”. If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition
canceled”.

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

Thanks,

Laura













Re: Speaking percentage in copy or move dialogs in Windows 10

Steve Matzura
 

Tried that. No difference.

On Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:32:07 -0700, you wrote:

Hi,
Is "more information" checkbox checked in copy dialog?
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve
Matzura
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Speaking percentage in copy or move dialogs in Windows 10

I have noticed that sometimes JAWS will speak the percentage of completion
in the copy or move dialogs in Windows 10, and sometimes it won't. Any ideas
on this? Is my problem a screen resolution or color setting, or do I need to
get my hands dirty (ha ha) and write a script for it?




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Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Dave. It can't be opened. It's a part of the JAWS application, located in Programs and Features. The only thing you can do from there is uninstall it.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 1:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Bob,

I would suggest that if you are on a laptop, it would be controls for your
touchpad. Have you opened it to see what it controls?

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer


----- Original Message -----
From: "bob jutzi" <jutzi1@gmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:57
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18


Anyone know the purpose of something installed in Control Panel by Jaws
called Touch Server?

On 6/16/2017 2:38 PM, Bill White wrote:
Yes, it does.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lisle,
Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Does VFO use some variation of Omnipage on its Convenient OCR? Seems I've
seen that file as a separate download.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob
jutzi
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have KNFB reader and love it. On my desktop, I use Omnipage with MS
Office along with Jaws and NVDA.

On 6/16/2017 11:53 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
I think such most likely over-priced products are getting sold for less
now because of apps like KNFB Reader. I guess in a way you need to also
count the cost of the iPhone with KNFB Reader, but of course most of us
don’t do this because we would have the iPhone anyways so it really is
just an extra $99 to make the iPhone into a very capable and portable
OCR device. Maybe a Pearl with Openbook or this ReadIt Air can do a bit
better, but for most people it’s not 8 or 10 times better since KNFB
Reader is probably 90% as good or maybe even more and at a fraction of
the cost.

Regards,

Sieghard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Richard Turner
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:33 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

The list is $1795.

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very
impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was
fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me
double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner
<richardturner42@outlook.com <mailto:richardturner42@outlook.com>> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention
a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with
Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:


http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable
but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.

*/Jeanette McAllister PhD/*

*Assistive Technology Tutor/Support*

*Website Accessibility Auditor/Tester*

*Professional Placement Specialist*

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Office: 757-304-5323

Mobile: 757-346-0708

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www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa
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Everyone makes mistakes… it's how we respond that matters. Follow
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(Author unknown)

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner.
You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that
when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a
moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The
scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A
very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO
website on the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Dave,

What is the Pearl camera?

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know
I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and
plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are
turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device.
Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it
back in, and then launch Openbook.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

*Subject:*Open Book & Jaws 18

Hello,

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book
to scan a document. Usually I open the program and press the space
bar to scan. When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book
untitled one”. If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition
canceled”.

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

Thanks,

Laura













Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Dave...
 

Bob,

I would suggest that if you are on a laptop, it would be controls for your
touchpad. Have you opened it to see what it controls?

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
From: "bob jutzi" <jutzi1@gmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:57
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18


Anyone know the purpose of something installed in Control Panel by Jaws
called Touch Server?

On 6/16/2017 2:38 PM, Bill White wrote:
Yes, it does.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lisle,
Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Does VFO use some variation of Omnipage on its Convenient OCR? Seems I've
seen that file as a separate download.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob
jutzi
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have KNFB reader and love it. On my desktop, I use Omnipage with MS
Office along with Jaws and NVDA.

On 6/16/2017 11:53 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
I think such most likely over-priced products are getting sold for less
now because of apps like KNFB Reader. I guess in a way you need to also
count the cost of the iPhone with KNFB Reader, but of course most of us
don’t do this because we would have the iPhone anyways so it really is
just an extra $99 to make the iPhone into a very capable and portable
OCR device. Maybe a Pearl with Openbook or this ReadIt Air can do a bit
better, but for most people it’s not 8 or 10 times better since KNFB
Reader is probably 90% as good or maybe even more and at a fraction of
the cost.

Regards,

Sieghard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Richard Turner
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:33 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

The list is $1795.

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very
impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was
fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me
double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner
<richardturner42@outlook.com <mailto:richardturner42@outlook.com>> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention
a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with
Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:


http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable
but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.

*/Jeanette McAllister PhD/*

*Assistive Technology Tutor/Support*

*Website Accessibility Auditor/Tester*

*Professional Placement Specialist*

SmallLogo

JAWS Certified, 2017
<http://www.freedomscientific.com/Certification>

*123 Sycamore Road*

*Franklin, VA 23851*

Office: 757-304-5323

Mobile: 757-346-0708

www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com
<http://www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com/>

www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa
<http://www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa>

*Member-National Employment Committee – NFB*

http://employment.nfb.org/

**

Everyone makes mistakes… it's how we respond that matters. Follow
your heart and you'll always see the nice side of others first.
(Author unknown)

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner.
You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that
when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a
moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The
scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A
very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO
website on the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Dave,

What is the Pearl camera?

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know
I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and
plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are
turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device.
Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it
back in, and then launch Openbook.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

*Subject:*Open Book & Jaws 18

Hello,

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book
to scan a document. Usually I open the program and press the space
bar to scan. When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book
untitled one”. If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition
canceled”.

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

Thanks,

Laura













Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

David & his pack of dogs
 

Absolutely.  I got different devices shown to me by a member of the CCB (Canadian Council for the Blind)  I was familiar with Open book, just haven’t used it for years.  He said it was the most bang for your buck.  Even Best buy didn’t know it would work the way I wanted it to do. A demonstration of the scanner and open book was shown to me.  This is why I knew it would work.   

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: June 16, 2017 12:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

David,

 

Does that Canon scanner work with Openbook? You did not say.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 09:18

Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

I use a Cannon USB scanner.  It’s portable and works perfectly with Windows 10 and JAWS 18.  I believe the cost was $99. Plus tax of course 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: June 16, 2017 9:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

 

Interesting. I didn't say it was being discontinued, I speculated that folks may want to check.. I certainly am not looking for an argument.

Maybe this particular vendor isn't selling enough of them to keep them in stock. Maybe it is something unrelated.

Sorry if I came across argumentative.

Just trying to share information.

 

Richard

 


On Jun 16, 2017, at 8:53 AM, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

I think such most likely over-priced products are getting sold for less now because of apps like KNFB Reader. I guess in a way you need to also count the cost of the iPhone with KNFB Reader, but of course most of us don’t do this because we would have the iPhone anyways so it really is just an extra $99 to make the iPhone into a very capable and portable OCR device. Maybe a Pearl with Openbook or this ReadIt Air can do a bit better, but for most people it’s not 8 or 10 times better since KNFB Reader is probably 90% as good or maybe even more and at a fraction of the cost.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:33 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

 

The list is $1795.

 

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

 

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeanette McAllister PhD
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

 

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:

http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

 

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeanette McAllister PhD
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

 

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.  

 

Jeanette McAllister PhD

Assistive Technology Tutor/Support

Website Accessibility Auditor/Tester

Professional Placement Specialist

 

   

123 Sycamore Road

Franklin, VA 23851

Office:  757-304-5323

Mobile: 757-346-0708

www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com

www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa

 

Member-National Employment Committee – NFB

http://employment.nfb.org/

                                                                    

Everyone makes mistakes… it's how we respond that matters. Follow your heart and you'll always see the nice side of others first  (Author unknown)

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner. You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO website on the Pearl camera.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Dave,

 

What is the Pearl camera?

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave..
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device. Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it back in, and then launch Openbook.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

Subject: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Hello,

 

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book to scan a document.  Usually I open the program and press the space bar to scan  When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book untitled one”.  If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition canceled”.

 

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

 

Thanks,

Laura

 

 


Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

It's not just in the Control Panel. It's under Programs and Features, where programs are uninstalled. I cannot determine the purpose of this part of the application.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob jutzi
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Anyone know the purpose of something installed in Control Panel by Jaws
called Touch Server?

On 6/16/2017 2:38 PM, Bill White wrote:
Yes, it does.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Does VFO use some variation of Omnipage on its Convenient OCR? Seems I've seen that file as a separate download.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob jutzi
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have KNFB reader and love it. On my desktop, I use Omnipage with MS
Office along with Jaws and NVDA.

On 6/16/2017 11:53 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
I think such most likely over-priced products are getting sold for less
now because of apps like KNFB Reader. I guess in a way you need to also
count the cost of the iPhone with KNFB Reader, but of course most of us
don’t do this because we would have the iPhone anyways so it really is
just an extra $99 to make the iPhone into a very capable and portable
OCR device. Maybe a Pearl with Openbook or this ReadIt Air can do a bit
better, but for most people it’s not 8 or 10 times better since KNFB
Reader is probably 90% as good or maybe even more and at a fraction of
the cost.

Regards,

Sieghard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Richard Turner
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:33 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

The list is $1795.

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very
impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was
fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me
double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner
<richardturner42@outlook.com <mailto:richardturner42@outlook.com>> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention
a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with
Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:

http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable
but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.

*/Jeanette McAllister PhD/*

*Assistive Technology Tutor/Support*

*Website Accessibility Auditor/Tester*

*Professional Placement Specialist*

SmallLogo

JAWS Certified, 2017 <http://www.freedomscientific.com/Certification>

*123 Sycamore Road*

*Franklin, VA 23851*

Office: 757-304-5323

Mobile: 757-346-0708

www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com
<http://www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com/>

www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa
<http://www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa>

*Member-National Employment Committee – NFB*

http://employment.nfb.org/

**

Everyone makes mistakes… it's how we respond that matters. Follow
your heart and you'll always see the nice side of others first.
(Author unknown)

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner.
You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that
when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a
moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The
scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A
very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO
website on the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Dave,

What is the Pearl camera?

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know
I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and
plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are
turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device.
Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it
back in, and then launch Openbook.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

*Subject:*Open Book & Jaws 18

Hello,

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book
to scan a document. Usually I open the program and press the space
bar to scan. When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book
untitled one”. If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition
canceled”.

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

Thanks,

Laura













DECtalk Question

Pastor Gil Pries <gilp@...>
 

Hi,

Anyone using the DECtalk usb?

 

Pastor Gil


Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

I use Windows 10, and JAWS 18. There is no Touch Server in my Control Panel.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob jutzi
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Anyone know the purpose of something installed in Control Panel by Jaws
called Touch Server?

On 6/16/2017 2:38 PM, Bill White wrote:
Yes, it does.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Does VFO use some variation of Omnipage on its Convenient OCR? Seems I've seen that file as a separate download.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob jutzi
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have KNFB reader and love it. On my desktop, I use Omnipage with MS
Office along with Jaws and NVDA.

On 6/16/2017 11:53 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
I think such most likely over-priced products are getting sold for less
now because of apps like KNFB Reader. I guess in a way you need to also
count the cost of the iPhone with KNFB Reader, but of course most of us
don’t do this because we would have the iPhone anyways so it really is
just an extra $99 to make the iPhone into a very capable and portable
OCR device. Maybe a Pearl with Openbook or this ReadIt Air can do a bit
better, but for most people it’s not 8 or 10 times better since KNFB
Reader is probably 90% as good or maybe even more and at a fraction of
the cost.

Regards,

Sieghard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Richard Turner
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:33 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

The list is $1795.

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very
impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was
fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me
double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner
<richardturner42@outlook.com <mailto:richardturner42@outlook.com>> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention
a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with
Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:

http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable
but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.

*/Jeanette McAllister PhD/*

*Assistive Technology Tutor/Support*

*Website Accessibility Auditor/Tester*

*Professional Placement Specialist*

SmallLogo

JAWS Certified, 2017 <http://www.freedomscientific.com/Certification>

*123 Sycamore Road*

*Franklin, VA 23851*

Office: 757-304-5323

Mobile: 757-346-0708

www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com
<http://www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com/>

www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa
<http://www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa>

*Member-National Employment Committee – NFB*

http://employment.nfb.org/

**

Everyone makes mistakes… it's how we respond that matters. Follow
your heart and you'll always see the nice side of others first.
(Author unknown)

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner.
You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that
when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a
moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The
scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A
very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO
website on the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Dave,

What is the Pearl camera?

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know
I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and
plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are
turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device.
Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it
back in, and then launch Openbook.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

*Subject:*Open Book & Jaws 18

Hello,

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book
to scan a document. Usually I open the program and press the space
bar to scan. When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book
untitled one”. If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition
canceled”.

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

Thanks,

Laura













Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

bob jutzi <jutzi1@...>
 

Anyone know the purpose of something installed in Control Panel by Jaws called Touch Server?

On 6/16/2017 2:38 PM, Bill White wrote:
Yes, it does.
Bill White
Billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18
Does VFO use some variation of Omnipage on its Convenient OCR? Seems I've seen that file as a separate download.
Ted
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob jutzi
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18
I have KNFB reader and love it. On my desktop, I use Omnipage with MS
Office along with Jaws and NVDA.
On 6/16/2017 11:53 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
I think such most likely over-priced products are getting sold for less
now because of apps like KNFB Reader. I guess in a way you need to also
count the cost of the iPhone with KNFB Reader, but of course most of us
don’t do this because we would have the iPhone anyways so it really is
just an extra $99 to make the iPhone into a very capable and portable
OCR device. Maybe a Pearl with Openbook or this ReadIt Air can do a bit
better, but for most people it’s not 8 or 10 times better since KNFB
Reader is probably 90% as good or maybe even more and at a fraction of
the cost.

Regards,

Sieghard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Richard Turner
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:33 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

The list is $1795.

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very
impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was
fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me
double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner
<richardturner42@outlook.com <mailto:richardturner42@outlook.com>> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention
a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with
Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:

http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable
but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.

*/Jeanette McAllister PhD/*

*Assistive Technology Tutor/Support*

*Website Accessibility Auditor/Tester*

*Professional Placement Specialist*

SmallLogo

JAWS Certified, 2017 <http://www.freedomscientific.com/Certification>

*123 Sycamore Road*

*Franklin, VA 23851*

Office: 757-304-5323

Mobile: 757-346-0708

www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com
<http://www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com/>

www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa
<http://www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa>

*Member-National Employment Committee – NFB*

http://employment.nfb.org/

**

Everyone makes mistakes… it's how we respond that matters. Follow
your heart and you'll always see the nice side of others first.
(Author unknown)

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner.
You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that
when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a
moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The
scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A
very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO
website on the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Dave,

What is the Pearl camera?

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know
I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and
plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are
turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device.
Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it
back in, and then launch Openbook.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

*Subject:*Open Book & Jaws 18

Hello,

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book
to scan a document. Usually I open the program and press the space
bar to scan. When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book
untitled one”. If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition
canceled”.

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

Thanks,

Laura


Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

bob jutzi <jutzi1@...>
 

I'm new to Jaws 18 so not sure of its purpose. Just that there's an entry in Add and Remove Programs.

On 6/16/2017 2:17 PM, Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) wrote:
Does VFO use some variation of Omnipage on its Convenient OCR? Seems I've seen that file as a separate download.
Ted
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob jutzi
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18
I have KNFB reader and love it. On my desktop, I use Omnipage with MS
Office along with Jaws and NVDA.
On 6/16/2017 11:53 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
I think such most likely over-priced products are getting sold for less
now because of apps like KNFB Reader. I guess in a way you need to also
count the cost of the iPhone with KNFB Reader, but of course most of us
don’t do this because we would have the iPhone anyways so it really is
just an extra $99 to make the iPhone into a very capable and portable
OCR device. Maybe a Pearl with Openbook or this ReadIt Air can do a bit
better, but for most people it’s not 8 or 10 times better since KNFB
Reader is probably 90% as good or maybe even more and at a fraction of
the cost.

Regards,

Sieghard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Richard Turner
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:33 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

The list is $1795.

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very
impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was
fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me
double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner
<richardturner42@outlook.com <mailto:richardturner42@outlook.com>> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention
a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with
Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:

http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable
but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.

*/Jeanette McAllister PhD/*

*Assistive Technology Tutor/Support*

*Website Accessibility Auditor/Tester*

*Professional Placement Specialist*

SmallLogo

JAWS Certified, 2017 <http://www.freedomscientific.com/Certification>

*123 Sycamore Road*

*Franklin, VA 23851*

Office: 757-304-5323

Mobile: 757-346-0708

www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com
<http://www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com/>

www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa
<http://www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa>

*Member-National Employment Committee – NFB*

http://employment.nfb.org/

**

Everyone makes mistakes… it's how we respond that matters. Follow
your heart and you'll always see the nice side of others first.
(Author unknown)

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner.
You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that
when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a
moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The
scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A
very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO
website on the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Dave,

What is the Pearl camera?

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know
I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and
plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are
turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device.
Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it
back in, and then launch Openbook.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@gmail.com>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

*Subject:*Open Book & Jaws 18

Hello,

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book
to scan a document. Usually I open the program and press the space
bar to scan. When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book
untitled one”. If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition
canceled”.

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

Thanks,

Laura


Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Dave...
 


David,
 
Does that Canon scanner work with Openbook? You did not say.
 
Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 09:18
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I use a Cannon USB scanner.  It’s portable and works perfectly with Windows 10 and JAWS 18.  I believe the cost was $99. Plus tax of course 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: June 16, 2017 9:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

 

Interesting. I didn't say it was being discontinued, I speculated that folks may want to check.. I certainly am not looking for an argument.

Maybe this particular vendor isn't selling enough of them to keep them in stock. Maybe it is something unrelated.

Sorry if I came across argumentative.

Just trying to share information.

 

Richard

 


On Jun 16, 2017, at 8:53 AM, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

I think such most likely over-priced products are getting sold for less now because of apps like KNFB Reader. I guess in a way you need to also count the cost of the iPhone with KNFB Reader, but of course most of us don’t do this because we would have the iPhone anyways so it really is just an extra $99 to make the iPhone into a very capable and portable OCR device. Maybe a Pearl with Openbook or this ReadIt Air can do a bit better, but for most people it’s not 8 or 10 times better since KNFB Reader is probably 90% as good or maybe even more and at a fraction of the cost.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:33 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

 

The list is $1795.

 

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

 

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeanette McAllister PhD
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

 

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:

http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

 

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeanette McAllister PhD
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

 

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.  

 

Jeanette McAllister PhD

Assistive Technology Tutor/Support

Website Accessibility Auditor/Tester

Professional Placement Specialist

 

   

123 Sycamore Road

Franklin, VA 23851

Office:  757-304-5323

Mobile: 757-346-0708

www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com

www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa

 

Member-National Employment Committee – NFB

http://employment.nfb.org/

                                                                    

Everyone makes mistakes… it's how we respond that matters. Follow your heart and you'll always see the nice side of others first  (Author unknown)

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner. You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO website on the Pearl camera.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Dave,

 

What is the Pearl camera?

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave..
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device. Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it back in, and then launch Openbook.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

Subject: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Hello,

 

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book to scan a document.  Usually I open the program and press the space bar to scan  When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book untitled one”.  If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition canceled”.

 

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

 

Thanks,

Laura

 

 


scripts

Bob Hicks
 

On one of the lists, someone is using OE 6 successfully on Windows 10 and Windows 7.  There are scripts for OE 6 on windows 7.

 

It has been so long since I installed any scripts that I don’t remember the steps for instolling scripts.  Can somebody here refresh my memory?  tia

 

Have a great day!

 

Bob Hicks

 


Re: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

Richard,

 

It probably won't make a difference, but if you ever want to know exactly what version of Windows you have just press the start menu (the run command Windows Key+R also works) and type "WinVer" without the quotation marks of course. That is WinVer as in "Windows Version".

You can navigate the Window with the Jaws cursor or the touch cursor, I prefer the Jaws cursor for that Window.

I just downloaded the 30-day trial for NoteTab 7.2 or whatever the latest version is, but I'm at work right now where I still run Windows 7 so I'll give it a try tonight on my laptop which has Creator's Update.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:05 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

 

I’m using Vocalizer 2 Tom.

I am not sure of the exact Windows 10 version, other than the Creator’s Edition or whatever it is called.

It is NoteTab Pro 7.2.

If I just open the speech screen with insert+control+s and hit escape, it reads fine.  I don’t have to change voices.

Or, unloading and reloading Jaws.

But I have to do some extra step to get it to read.

Very strange.

Richard

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Vic Beckley
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 7:37 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

 

Richard,

 

I can’t duplicate that here using NoteTab Pro 7 under Windows 10 1703. The TXT files open fine.

 

 

Best Regards From Ohio,

 

Vic

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 9:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

 

I’ve used NoteTab Pro as my primary txt file editor and also my HTML editor for many years with Window-eyes.

 

Now that I’m using JAWS 18, I’m finding an issue.

 

When I open a txt file in NoteTab Pro, Jaws doesn’t read anything.

Changed cursors from PC to Jaws doesn’t seem to do anything.

If I unload Jaws with insert+f4 and launch it again while the document is open in NoteTab pro, then it reads just fine.

 

Anyone have a clue what is going on and what I need to do to have it read fine when I open the file in the first place?

 

Thanks,

Richard