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moderated Re: JAWS2022 Beta Download Link + Much More

Milton Ota
 

If you go to the Freedom Scientific website and find the link for FSCast and open that page, you should be able to find a link to download to your computer the MP3 file there.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 10:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS2022 Beta Download Link + Much More

 

Good morning Mike. 

 

Is their a way that you can listen to the latest release about Jaws  2022, without having too subscribe to there podcast? I do receive reminders from time too time when my computer boots up, about the new releases, but I would rather listen then having too download podcasts if I can help it.     

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 9:37 AM
To: JList <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: JAWS2022 Beta Download Link + Much More

 

Hi All,

 

Okay, below is the Beta download link, the link to the FSCast that provides demonstrations of the new and exciting features in this release, and a direct link to the Beta report form to be used to report any bugs in this release, plus what's new in JAWS2022.

 

 

Download link:

 

 

 

• FSCast web page, provides demonstrations of the new and exciting features in the upcoming 2022 release. 

 

 

 

• Beta Report Form

 

 New Features in 2022
New Features Added in JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion 2022
Automatic Settings Import from Previous Releases

 

When upgrading to a new version of JAWS, any custom settings from a previous release are now automatically imported. This includes features such as speech
and braille display settings, custom scripts, dictionary entries, labeled graphics, and any custom settings you created for applications. Unlike previous
releases, the migration process is now silent (no messages or dialog boxes appear) and begins the first time you start the new version. Custom settings
older than the two previous versions will not be imported. If the import is successful, you will only be prompted to configure JAWS startup options.

 

New Option to Restore Factory Settings

 

Use the Restore to factory settings item, located in the Options menu of the main JAWS application window, to clear all custom settings that were imported
from a previous release or manually configured. Once all settings are removed, JAWS restarts as if it was a brand new installation.

 

Sound Splitter

 

Earlier in JAWS and Fusion 2021, we introduced a way for users to lower the volume of JAWS speech independently of system audio to help make it easier
to hear audio from other applications. Version 2022 takes this a step further by now allowing those using stereo headsets or speakers to route all JAWS
or Fusion speech to one ear while routing audio from the current application to the other ear. This helps make it easier to continue getting work done
with JAWS while following along during a Zoom or Teams meeting, a Skype call, or a YouTube video.

 

To split audio:

 

list of 3 items
1. Make sure focus is in the application that will be playing audio, such as Teams.
2. Press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by V to activate the Volume layer.
3. Press B for Balance, and then do one of the following:
list of 3 items nesting level 1
◦ Press LEFT ARROW to route JAWS Speech to the left and audio from the current application to the right.
◦ Press RIGHT ARROW to route JAWS speech to the right and audio from the current application to the left.
◦ Press UP ARROW to restore both JAWS speech and application audio to both channels.
list end nesting level 1
list end

 

Note: Before attempting to split your audio, make sure your headset or speakers are properly oriented. For instance, if you route JAWS speech to the left
and instead hear it in your right ear, your headset is most likely reversed.

 

Once you split your JAWS speech and application audio, it remains in effect until you restart JAWS, or use the command to restore the audio balance. Additionally,
once you split the sound in the current application, the split continues even if you move to other applications. For example, if you are attending a meeting
in Teams, you can continue hearing JAWS in one ear as you look up information on a web page in Chrome or write down some notes in Word while listening
to your meeting in the other ear.

 

You can also wake up the Voice Assistant and say “Sound Left,” “Sound Right,” or “Sound Balanced.” Make sure your microphone is not muted before speaking
these commands. You also may not want to use these commands in apps like Teams or Zoom as other meeting participants will hear you.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: I use a stereo Bluetooth headset that includes a microphone for participating in Teams and Zoom calls. Can I split the audio in this situation?

 

Answer: No, splitting the audio will not work in a call when using a Bluetooth headset. This is not a JAWS issue. When connecting to a call in Teams or
Zoom, it switches from a headphone device to a headset device. By design, the headset device works as a mono device, so sound splitting does not work.
If you want to split your audio during a call, we recommend using a wired headset.

 

Q: Can I split my audio if I'm using a stereo Bluetooth headset to just listen to music?

 

Answer: Yes. If you are playing audio from another source such as a YouTube video, the sound splitter works as expected even if you are using a Bluetooth
headset. You will only experience issues with splitting audio when connecting to a Teams or Zoom call using a Bluetooth headset as it changes from a stereo
headphone device to a mono headset device.

 

Q: Does the sound splitter work with external speakers?

 

Answer: Yes, JAWS speech and application audio will split as expected if you are using your computer's internal speakers, or you have external speakers
connected.

 

Q: While on a Teams call using my USB headset, I moved over to Notepad to write down some information and decided to split my audio so I could hear JAWS
better. After performing the keystrokes, JAWS was routed to one ear, but the audio from teams is still in both ears. Why did this not work?

 

Answer: In Public Beta 1, you must always make sure you are focused in the application where you want to split the audio. For instance, if you are on a
call in Teams and you move over to Notepad to write down some information and you decide to split the audio so you can hear JAWS better, JAWS speech will
move to one speaker, but the audio from Teams will continue to be heard in both speakers. For Public Beta 2, we are working on making it possible to split
audio while focused in any application. For now, we suggest splitting the audio as soon as you launch the application, whether it is Teams or Zoom, and
then join your call or meeting.

 

Q: I currently have JAWS configured to use a different sound device instead of the Windows default sound card. Will I still be able to split the audio?

 

Answer: At this time, this feature only works for the default sound device. If you attempt to split audio and nothing happens, you may need to use the
Sound Cards option under the JAWS Utilities menu to set JAWS to use the Windows default sound card. We hope to resolve this for Public Beta 2.

 

Voice Assistant Improvements
list of 4 items
• The default wake word for JAWS is now “Hey Sharky,” while the default wake word for ZoomText is now “Hey Zoomy.”
• When running Fusion, you can now say either "Hey Sharky" or "Hey Zoomy" and the voice assistant knows which features are for JAWS or ZoomText and will
do the appropriate action depending on what you asked. Previously, Fusion users could only access ZoomText features using the voice assistant.
• After selecting text with JAWS or Fusion, you can now say “Hey Sharky, Read Selection” to read the selected content, or “Hey Sharky, Append” to append
the selected text to the clipboard.
• Selecting the Settings option from the Voice Assistant submenu in the JAWS Utilities menu now opens a dedicated Voice Assistant Settings dialog box instead
of taking you to Settings Center.
list end

 

Faster Braille Language Switching for Multi-lingual Users

 

For users who speak multiple languages as well as students who are learning another language, JAWS has supported manual and automatic speech synthesizer
language switching for years. For braille display users needing to switch between languages regularly, the process was not as straight forward., You had
to open Settings Center, and select a specific language and translation options each time you wanted to read or enter text using a different language.

 

To help make this easier for multi-lingual braille users, JAWS and Fusion 2022 introduces braille profiles. A braille profile consists of a translator
mode and associated braille tables for input and output in a specific language. This now allows you to switch the braille language on-the-fly from the
main keyboard, braille display, or using automatic language switching in documents or web pages, as we do with speech. You can also link the braille input
language to the keyboard input language so when you press ALT+SHIFT on your computer's keyboard to switch the language used for typing, the Braille input
language switches with it.

 

To configure profile options, a new Language Profiles dialog box has been added to Settings Center under the Braille > General > Translation group. For
users who only use one language, there is no need to use this dialog box as you can still set your input and output translation settings as you always
have in the main Translation group or the Startup Wizard.

 

Setting Up Preferred Profiles

 

To choose your preferred profiles that you can quickly switch between using a keystroke, do the following:

 

list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Press SPACEBAR on each profile that you want to select as a preferred profile.
6. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end

 

After setting up preferred profiles, you can then use the CTRL+SHIFT+WINDOWS+L keystroke, or DOTS 2-3-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display, to quickly
switch between profiles if you need to read or type text in different languages.

 

You can also set a primary language profile which is always used when JAWS starts. By default, the primary profile always matches the JAWS language. For
instance, English – United States is always used when running the English version of JAWS. To change the primary profile, open the Language Profiles dialog
box, choose the language profile you want from the list, and then select the Set Primary button.

 

Configuring Translation Options for a Specific Profile

 

To configure braille translation input and output settings for a specific language profile, do the following:

 

list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Select the profile you want to configure translation options for and then choose the Details button to open the Profile Details dialog box. Here, you
can:
list of 5 items nesting level 1
◦ Choose the grade of braille to use when reading and typing contracted braille. The available options depend on the currently selected profile. For instance,
Unified English Braille (UEB) Grade 1 or Grade 2 are not available when configuring the Spanish language profile.
◦ Choose which translation mode to use. The available choices are to use Computer Braille for both input and output, Computer Braille for input and Contracted
Braille for Output, or Contracted Braille for both input and output. You can also quickly toggle between translation modes for the active profile by using
DOTS 1-2-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display.
◦ Select which tables to use if Computer Braille is selected for input or output. This enables you to use different languages for reading and typing text
if needed.
◦ Choose whether or not capital signs are shown on the braille display when viewing Contracted Braille.
◦ Choose whether or not the Liblouis computer braille tables are used when reading or typing in Computer Braille.
list of 1 items nesting level 2
■ After making your changes, select OK to close the Profile Details dialog box and continue selecting OK to close the Language Profiles dialog box and
Settings Center.
list end nesting level 2
list end nesting level 1
list end

 

Configuring Braille Language Auto Detection

 

If you want JAWS to automatically switch to the appropriate braille language when reading or entering text, do the following:

 

list of 7 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box.
5. Select the Link braille input language to keyboard language check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille input language that matches the currently
active keyboard language. For example, if you switch the keyboard language to Spanish (ALT+SHIFT), JAWS automatically switches to Spanish braille, so you
can continue entering text from your display in the correct language.
6. Select the Automatic language detection check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille language that matches the current language of text in a document
or web page. For example, if JAWS detects text in a document written in Spanish, JAWS automatically switches to displaying the text in Spanish braille
using the translation mode settings configured in the Profile Details dialog box for the Spanish profile.
7. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end

 

JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion Discontinues Windows 7 and 8.1 Support

 

In order to keep pace with continued advancements in Microsoft Windows technology, JAWS, Fusion, and ZoomText 2022 will no longer install and run on versions
of Windows earlier than Windows 10. We also continue improving support for Windows 11, scheduled for release in the coming months. Versions of our software
will continue to be available for users of older Windows versions from our Previous Downloads web pages.

 

Improved Performance in Microsoft Office Apps

 

JAWS 2022 offers a number of general improvements when working in Office 365 applications. In particular, users should notice increased responsiveness
when navigating Outlook message lists and working with emails, as well as when editing Word documents.

 

Docking the Quick Access Bar

 

By default, the Quick Access Bar is now docked to one of four corners on your screen when you start ZoomText or Fusion. This provides a location for the
Quick Access Bar to return to when it loses focus. It also makes it easy to find when viewing a magnified screen.

 

The bar can be docked in the top right corner, top left corner, lower right corner, or lower left corner of the screen. If you want to change the dock
location, do the following:

 

list of 3 items
1. If the Quick Access Bar is not expanded, click the Show Shortcut Names button to expand the bar.

 

Show Shortcut Names button

 

2. Click the Customize button and then Preferences.

 

Customize button

 

3. Select Automatically Dock to Screen Corner and select a screen corner in the Corner list.
list end

 

Watch for further improvements to the Quick Access Bar in Public Beta 2.

 

Additional Changes
list of 8 items
• Made numerous performance improvements for ZoomText tracking and navigation in various applications.
• JAWS 2022 includes updated scripts from Corel for WordPerfect 2021.
• For those who create JAWS scripts, added comments at the top of default.jss, so users know how to save a modified copy of this file to their user folder.
• Added a new option to toggle the announcement of text marked as a sugestion in Google Docs. To change this, open Settings Center and locate the Suggested
text announcement check box.
• In the Braille and Text Viewer, changed the default font size to 20. The previous font size of 40 was too large for most users.
• When moving to a new slide in PowerPoint, JAWS no longer says "no selection" prior to speaking the slide info, which was unnecessary speech. Now, JAWS
only announces the slide title and number.
• Added the ALT+Q command to the Windows Keys Help (INSERT+W) which opens the Quick Search feature in Microsoft Office apps.
• JAWS now properly reads the title of the current page in Chrome or Edge when using CTRL+TAB to move between open pages.
list end

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


moderated Re: JAWS2022 Beta Download Link + Much More

Albert Cutolo
 

Good morning Mike. 

 

Is their a way that you can listen to the latest release about Jaws  2022, without having too subscribe to there podcast? I do receive reminders from time too time when my computer boots up, about the new releases, but I would rather listen then having too download podcasts if I can help it.     

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 9:37 AM
To: JList <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: JAWS2022 Beta Download Link + Much More

 

Hi All,

 

Okay, below is the Beta download link, the link to the FSCast that provides demonstrations of the new and exciting features in this release, and a direct link to the Beta report form to be used to report any bugs in this release, plus what's new in JAWS2022.

 

 

Download link:

 

 

 

• FSCast web page, provides demonstrations of the new and exciting features in the upcoming 2022 release. 

 

 

 

• Beta Report Form

 

 New Features in 2022
New Features Added in JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion 2022
Automatic Settings Import from Previous Releases

 

When upgrading to a new version of JAWS, any custom settings from a previous release are now automatically imported. This includes features such as speech
and braille display settings, custom scripts, dictionary entries, labeled graphics, and any custom settings you created for applications. Unlike previous
releases, the migration process is now silent (no messages or dialog boxes appear) and begins the first time you start the new version. Custom settings
older than the two previous versions will not be imported. If the import is successful, you will only be prompted to configure JAWS startup options.

 

New Option to Restore Factory Settings

 

Use the Restore to factory settings item, located in the Options menu of the main JAWS application window, to clear all custom settings that were imported
from a previous release or manually configured. Once all settings are removed, JAWS restarts as if it was a brand new installation.

 

Sound Splitter

 

Earlier in JAWS and Fusion 2021, we introduced a way for users to lower the volume of JAWS speech independently of system audio to help make it easier
to hear audio from other applications. Version 2022 takes this a step further by now allowing those using stereo headsets or speakers to route all JAWS
or Fusion speech to one ear while routing audio from the current application to the other ear. This helps make it easier to continue getting work done
with JAWS while following along during a Zoom or Teams meeting, a Skype call, or a YouTube video.

 

To split audio:

 

list of 3 items
1. Make sure focus is in the application that will be playing audio, such as Teams.
2. Press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by V to activate the Volume layer.
3. Press B for Balance, and then do one of the following:
list of 3 items nesting level 1
◦ Press LEFT ARROW to route JAWS Speech to the left and audio from the current application to the right.
◦ Press RIGHT ARROW to route JAWS speech to the right and audio from the current application to the left.
◦ Press UP ARROW to restore both JAWS speech and application audio to both channels.
list end nesting level 1
list end

 

Note: Before attempting to split your audio, make sure your headset or speakers are properly oriented. For instance, if you route JAWS speech to the left
and instead hear it in your right ear, your headset is most likely reversed.

 

Once you split your JAWS speech and application audio, it remains in effect until you restart JAWS, or use the command to restore the audio balance. Additionally,
once you split the sound in the current application, the split continues even if you move to other applications. For example, if you are attending a meeting
in Teams, you can continue hearing JAWS in one ear as you look up information on a web page in Chrome or write down some notes in Word while listening
to your meeting in the other ear.

 

You can also wake up the Voice Assistant and say “Sound Left,” “Sound Right,” or “Sound Balanced.” Make sure your microphone is not muted before speaking
these commands. You also may not want to use these commands in apps like Teams or Zoom as other meeting participants will hear you.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: I use a stereo Bluetooth headset that includes a microphone for participating in Teams and Zoom calls. Can I split the audio in this situation?

 

Answer: No, splitting the audio will not work in a call when using a Bluetooth headset. This is not a JAWS issue. When connecting to a call in Teams or
Zoom, it switches from a headphone device to a headset device. By design, the headset device works as a mono device, so sound splitting does not work.
If you want to split your audio during a call, we recommend using a wired headset.

 

Q: Can I split my audio if I'm using a stereo Bluetooth headset to just listen to music?

 

Answer: Yes. If you are playing audio from another source such as a YouTube video, the sound splitter works as expected even if you are using a Bluetooth
headset. You will only experience issues with splitting audio when connecting to a Teams or Zoom call using a Bluetooth headset as it changes from a stereo
headphone device to a mono headset device.

 

Q: Does the sound splitter work with external speakers?

 

Answer: Yes, JAWS speech and application audio will split as expected if you are using your computer's internal speakers, or you have external speakers
connected.

 

Q: While on a Teams call using my USB headset, I moved over to Notepad to write down some information and decided to split my audio so I could hear JAWS
better. After performing the keystrokes, JAWS was routed to one ear, but the audio from teams is still in both ears. Why did this not work?

 

Answer: In Public Beta 1, you must always make sure you are focused in the application where you want to split the audio. For instance, if you are on a
call in Teams and you move over to Notepad to write down some information and you decide to split the audio so you can hear JAWS better, JAWS speech will
move to one speaker, but the audio from Teams will continue to be heard in both speakers. For Public Beta 2, we are working on making it possible to split
audio while focused in any application. For now, we suggest splitting the audio as soon as you launch the application, whether it is Teams or Zoom, and
then join your call or meeting.

 

Q: I currently have JAWS configured to use a different sound device instead of the Windows default sound card. Will I still be able to split the audio?

 

Answer: At this time, this feature only works for the default sound device. If you attempt to split audio and nothing happens, you may need to use the
Sound Cards option under the JAWS Utilities menu to set JAWS to use the Windows default sound card. We hope to resolve this for Public Beta 2.

 

Voice Assistant Improvements
list of 4 items
• The default wake word for JAWS is now “Hey Sharky,” while the default wake word for ZoomText is now “Hey Zoomy.”
• When running Fusion, you can now say either "Hey Sharky" or "Hey Zoomy" and the voice assistant knows which features are for JAWS or ZoomText and will
do the appropriate action depending on what you asked. Previously, Fusion users could only access ZoomText features using the voice assistant.
• After selecting text with JAWS or Fusion, you can now say “Hey Sharky, Read Selection” to read the selected content, or “Hey Sharky, Append” to append
the selected text to the clipboard.
• Selecting the Settings option from the Voice Assistant submenu in the JAWS Utilities menu now opens a dedicated Voice Assistant Settings dialog box instead
of taking you to Settings Center.
list end

 

Faster Braille Language Switching for Multi-lingual Users

 

For users who speak multiple languages as well as students who are learning another language, JAWS has supported manual and automatic speech synthesizer
language switching for years. For braille display users needing to switch between languages regularly, the process was not as straight forward., You had
to open Settings Center, and select a specific language and translation options each time you wanted to read or enter text using a different language.

 

To help make this easier for multi-lingual braille users, JAWS and Fusion 2022 introduces braille profiles. A braille profile consists of a translator
mode and associated braille tables for input and output in a specific language. This now allows you to switch the braille language on-the-fly from the
main keyboard, braille display, or using automatic language switching in documents or web pages, as we do with speech. You can also link the braille input
language to the keyboard input language so when you press ALT+SHIFT on your computer's keyboard to switch the language used for typing, the Braille input
language switches with it.

 

To configure profile options, a new Language Profiles dialog box has been added to Settings Center under the Braille > General > Translation group. For
users who only use one language, there is no need to use this dialog box as you can still set your input and output translation settings as you always
have in the main Translation group or the Startup Wizard.

 

Setting Up Preferred Profiles

 

To choose your preferred profiles that you can quickly switch between using a keystroke, do the following:

 

list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Press SPACEBAR on each profile that you want to select as a preferred profile.
6. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end

 

After setting up preferred profiles, you can then use the CTRL+SHIFT+WINDOWS+L keystroke, or DOTS 2-3-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display, to quickly
switch between profiles if you need to read or type text in different languages.

 

You can also set a primary language profile which is always used when JAWS starts. By default, the primary profile always matches the JAWS language. For
instance, English – United States is always used when running the English version of JAWS. To change the primary profile, open the Language Profiles dialog
box, choose the language profile you want from the list, and then select the Set Primary button.

 

Configuring Translation Options for a Specific Profile

 

To configure braille translation input and output settings for a specific language profile, do the following:

 

list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Select the profile you want to configure translation options for and then choose the Details button to open the Profile Details dialog box. Here, you
can:
list of 5 items nesting level 1
◦ Choose the grade of braille to use when reading and typing contracted braille. The available options depend on the currently selected profile. For instance,
Unified English Braille (UEB) Grade 1 or Grade 2 are not available when configuring the Spanish language profile.
◦ Choose which translation mode to use. The available choices are to use Computer Braille for both input and output, Computer Braille for input and Contracted
Braille for Output, or Contracted Braille for both input and output. You can also quickly toggle between translation modes for the active profile by using
DOTS 1-2-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display.
◦ Select which tables to use if Computer Braille is selected for input or output. This enables you to use different languages for reading and typing text
if needed.
◦ Choose whether or not capital signs are shown on the braille display when viewing Contracted Braille.
◦ Choose whether or not the Liblouis computer braille tables are used when reading or typing in Computer Braille.
list of 1 items nesting level 2
■ After making your changes, select OK to close the Profile Details dialog box and continue selecting OK to close the Language Profiles dialog box and
Settings Center.
list end nesting level 2
list end nesting level 1
list end

 

Configuring Braille Language Auto Detection

 

If you want JAWS to automatically switch to the appropriate braille language when reading or entering text, do the following:

 

list of 7 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box.
5. Select the Link braille input language to keyboard language check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille input language that matches the currently
active keyboard language. For example, if you switch the keyboard language to Spanish (ALT+SHIFT), JAWS automatically switches to Spanish braille, so you
can continue entering text from your display in the correct language.
6. Select the Automatic language detection check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille language that matches the current language of text in a document
or web page. For example, if JAWS detects text in a document written in Spanish, JAWS automatically switches to displaying the text in Spanish braille
using the translation mode settings configured in the Profile Details dialog box for the Spanish profile.
7. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end

 

JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion Discontinues Windows 7 and 8.1 Support

 

In order to keep pace with continued advancements in Microsoft Windows technology, JAWS, Fusion, and ZoomText 2022 will no longer install and run on versions
of Windows earlier than Windows 10. We also continue improving support for Windows 11, scheduled for release in the coming months. Versions of our software
will continue to be available for users of older Windows versions from our Previous Downloads web pages.

 

Improved Performance in Microsoft Office Apps

 

JAWS 2022 offers a number of general improvements when working in Office 365 applications. In particular, users should notice increased responsiveness
when navigating Outlook message lists and working with emails, as well as when editing Word documents.

 

Docking the Quick Access Bar

 

By default, the Quick Access Bar is now docked to one of four corners on your screen when you start ZoomText or Fusion. This provides a location for the
Quick Access Bar to return to when it loses focus. It also makes it easy to find when viewing a magnified screen.

 

The bar can be docked in the top right corner, top left corner, lower right corner, or lower left corner of the screen. If you want to change the dock
location, do the following:

 

list of 3 items
1. If the Quick Access Bar is not expanded, click the Show Shortcut Names button to expand the bar.

 

Show Shortcut Names button

 

2. Click the Customize button and then Preferences.

 

Customize button

 

3. Select Automatically Dock to Screen Corner and select a screen corner in the Corner list.
list end

 

Watch for further improvements to the Quick Access Bar in Public Beta 2.

 

Additional Changes
list of 8 items
• Made numerous performance improvements for ZoomText tracking and navigation in various applications.
• JAWS 2022 includes updated scripts from Corel for WordPerfect 2021.
• For those who create JAWS scripts, added comments at the top of default.jss, so users know how to save a modified copy of this file to their user folder.
• Added a new option to toggle the announcement of text marked as a sugestion in Google Docs. To change this, open Settings Center and locate the Suggested
text announcement check box.
• In the Braille and Text Viewer, changed the default font size to 20. The previous font size of 40 was too large for most users.
• When moving to a new slide in PowerPoint, JAWS no longer says "no selection" prior to speaking the slide info, which was unnecessary speech. Now, JAWS
only announces the slide title and number.
• Added the ALT+Q command to the Windows Keys Help (INSERT+W) which opens the Quick Search feature in Microsoft Office apps.
• JAWS now properly reads the title of the current page in Chrome or Edge when using CTRL+TAB to move between open pages.
list end

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


moderated Re: moving cursor to start of current sentence

NFB Lab 4
 

Hi all,

Reguardless of the layout, alt and your up arrow should go to the beginning of the current sentence. If done again, it will move to the beginning of the previous sentence. Alt down arrow will move to the beginning of the next sentence.

 

Thom

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cohn, Jonathan via groups.io
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 9:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving cursor to start of current sentence

 

This sounds like you are in the laptop mode. I have not used the laptop mode for several years, so I might be slightly off.

 

1. JAWs+u should move backward a line 

jaws+i should read current line 

jaws+o should read next line

 

jaws+j should go backward one word 

jaws+k  should read current word  

jaws+l should read next word 

 

jaws+m should read previous character 

jaws+comma  should read current character 

jaws+period should read next character 

 

As you can tell this provides most navigation you will need with the caps lock/jaws key and keys that are either on the right hand home row or one position off of it. 

I stopped using laptop mode because my caps lock key does not work as a modifier on my current system.  But I did find this a much better way to edit documents and emails than the standard layout.

Jonathan

 



On Sep 13, 2021, at 08:46, Mark <mweiler@...> wrote:

 

When reviewing a sentence and deciding it needs to be revised, I'd like to position the cursor at the start of the current sentence and then find the spot to edit by stepping forward words.  JAWS + Y goes to the start of the prior sentence. JAWS + H reads from the current sentence but doesn't move the cursor.

 


moderated Re: moving cursor to start of current sentence

Cohn, Jonathan
 

This sounds like you are in the laptop mode. I have not used the laptop mode for several years, so I might be slightly off.

1. JAWs+u should move backward a line 
jaws+i should read current line 
jaws+o should read next line

jaws+j should go backward one word 
jaws+k  should read current word  
jaws+l should read next word 

jaws+m should read previous character 
jaws+comma  should read current character 
jaws+period should read next character 

As you can tell this provides most navigation you will need with the caps lock/jaws key and keys that are either on the right hand home row or one position off of it. 
I stopped using laptop mode because my caps lock key does not work as a modifier on my current system.  But I did find this a much better way to edit documents and emails than the standard layout.
Jonathan


On Sep 13, 2021, at 08:46, Mark <mweiler@...> wrote:

When reviewing a sentence and deciding it needs to be revised, I'd like to position the cursor at the start of the current sentence and then find the spot to edit by stepping forward words.  JAWS + Y goes to the start of the prior sentence. JAWS + H reads from the current sentence but doesn't move the cursor.


moderated JAWS2022 Beta Download Link + Much More

Mike B.
 


Hi All,
 
Okay, below is the Beta download link, the link to the FSCast that provides demonstrations of the new and exciting features in this release, and a direct link to the Beta report form to be used to report any bugs in this release, plus what's new in JAWS2022.
 
 
Download link:
 
 
 
• FSCast web page, provides demonstrations of the new and exciting features in the upcoming 2022 release. 
 
 
 
• Beta Report Form
 
 New Features in 2022
New Features Added in JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion 2022
Automatic Settings Import from Previous Releases
 
When upgrading to a new version of JAWS, any custom settings from a previous release are now automatically imported. This includes features such as speech
and braille display settings, custom scripts, dictionary entries, labeled graphics, and any custom settings you created for applications. Unlike previous
releases, the migration process is now silent (no messages or dialog boxes appear) and begins the first time you start the new version. Custom settings
older than the two previous versions will not be imported. If the import is successful, you will only be prompted to configure JAWS startup options.
 
New Option to Restore Factory Settings
 
Use the Restore to factory settings item, located in the Options menu of the main JAWS application window, to clear all custom settings that were imported
from a previous release or manually configured. Once all settings are removed, JAWS restarts as if it was a brand new installation.
 
Sound Splitter
 
Earlier in JAWS and Fusion 2021, we introduced a way for users to lower the volume of JAWS speech independently of system audio to help make it easier
to hear audio from other applications. Version 2022 takes this a step further by now allowing those using stereo headsets or speakers to route all JAWS
or Fusion speech to one ear while routing audio from the current application to the other ear. This helps make it easier to continue getting work done
with JAWS while following along during a Zoom or Teams meeting, a Skype call, or a YouTube video.
 
To split audio:
 
list of 3 items
1. Make sure focus is in the application that will be playing audio, such as Teams.
2. Press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by V to activate the Volume layer.
3. Press B for Balance, and then do one of the following:
list of 3 items nesting level 1
◦ Press LEFT ARROW to route JAWS Speech to the left and audio from the current application to the right.
◦ Press RIGHT ARROW to route JAWS speech to the right and audio from the current application to the left.
◦ Press UP ARROW to restore both JAWS speech and application audio to both channels.
list end nesting level 1
list end
 
Note: Before attempting to split your audio, make sure your headset or speakers are properly oriented. For instance, if you route JAWS speech to the left
and instead hear it in your right ear, your headset is most likely reversed.
 
Once you split your JAWS speech and application audio, it remains in effect until you restart JAWS, or use the command to restore the audio balance. Additionally,
once you split the sound in the current application, the split continues even if you move to other applications. For example, if you are attending a meeting
in Teams, you can continue hearing JAWS in one ear as you look up information on a web page in Chrome or write down some notes in Word while listening
to your meeting in the other ear.
 
You can also wake up the Voice Assistant and say “Sound Left,” “Sound Right,” or “Sound Balanced.” Make sure your microphone is not muted before speaking
these commands. You also may not want to use these commands in apps like Teams or Zoom as other meeting participants will hear you.
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
Q: I use a stereo Bluetooth headset that includes a microphone for participating in Teams and Zoom calls. Can I split the audio in this situation?
 
Answer: No, splitting the audio will not work in a call when using a Bluetooth headset. This is not a JAWS issue. When connecting to a call in Teams or
Zoom, it switches from a headphone device to a headset device. By design, the headset device works as a mono device, so sound splitting does not work.
If you want to split your audio during a call, we recommend using a wired headset.
 
Q: Can I split my audio if I'm using a stereo Bluetooth headset to just listen to music?
 
Answer: Yes. If you are playing audio from another source such as a YouTube video, the sound splitter works as expected even if you are using a Bluetooth
headset. You will only experience issues with splitting audio when connecting to a Teams or Zoom call using a Bluetooth headset as it changes from a stereo
headphone device to a mono headset device.
 
Q: Does the sound splitter work with external speakers?
 
Answer: Yes, JAWS speech and application audio will split as expected if you are using your computer's internal speakers, or you have external speakers
connected.
 
Q: While on a Teams call using my USB headset, I moved over to Notepad to write down some information and decided to split my audio so I could hear JAWS
better. After performing the keystrokes, JAWS was routed to one ear, but the audio from teams is still in both ears. Why did this not work?
 
Answer: In Public Beta 1, you must always make sure you are focused in the application where you want to split the audio. For instance, if you are on a
call in Teams and you move over to Notepad to write down some information and you decide to split the audio so you can hear JAWS better, JAWS speech will
move to one speaker, but the audio from Teams will continue to be heard in both speakers. For Public Beta 2, we are working on making it possible to split
audio while focused in any application. For now, we suggest splitting the audio as soon as you launch the application, whether it is Teams or Zoom, and
then join your call or meeting.
 
Q: I currently have JAWS configured to use a different sound device instead of the Windows default sound card. Will I still be able to split the audio?
 
Answer: At this time, this feature only works for the default sound device. If you attempt to split audio and nothing happens, you may need to use the
Sound Cards option under the JAWS Utilities menu to set JAWS to use the Windows default sound card. We hope to resolve this for Public Beta 2.
 
Voice Assistant Improvements
list of 4 items
• The default wake word for JAWS is now “Hey Sharky,” while the default wake word for ZoomText is now “Hey Zoomy.”
• When running Fusion, you can now say either "Hey Sharky" or "Hey Zoomy" and the voice assistant knows which features are for JAWS or ZoomText and will
do the appropriate action depending on what you asked. Previously, Fusion users could only access ZoomText features using the voice assistant.
• After selecting text with JAWS or Fusion, you can now say “Hey Sharky, Read Selection” to read the selected content, or “Hey Sharky, Append” to append
the selected text to the clipboard.
• Selecting the Settings option from the Voice Assistant submenu in the JAWS Utilities menu now opens a dedicated Voice Assistant Settings dialog box instead
of taking you to Settings Center.
list end
 
Faster Braille Language Switching for Multi-lingual Users
 
For users who speak multiple languages as well as students who are learning another language, JAWS has supported manual and automatic speech synthesizer
language switching for years. For braille display users needing to switch between languages regularly, the process was not as straight forward., You had
to open Settings Center, and select a specific language and translation options each time you wanted to read or enter text using a different language.
 
To help make this easier for multi-lingual braille users, JAWS and Fusion 2022 introduces braille profiles. A braille profile consists of a translator
mode and associated braille tables for input and output in a specific language. This now allows you to switch the braille language on-the-fly from the
main keyboard, braille display, or using automatic language switching in documents or web pages, as we do with speech. You can also link the braille input
language to the keyboard input language so when you press ALT+SHIFT on your computer's keyboard to switch the language used for typing, the Braille input
language switches with it.
 
To configure profile options, a new Language Profiles dialog box has been added to Settings Center under the Braille > General > Translation group. For
users who only use one language, there is no need to use this dialog box as you can still set your input and output translation settings as you always
have in the main Translation group or the Startup Wizard.
 
Setting Up Preferred Profiles
 
To choose your preferred profiles that you can quickly switch between using a keystroke, do the following:
 
list of 6 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Press SPACEBAR on each profile that you want to select as a preferred profile.
6. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end
 
After setting up preferred profiles, you can then use the CTRL+SHIFT+WINDOWS+L keystroke, or DOTS 2-3-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display, to quickly
switch between profiles if you need to read or type text in different languages.
 
You can also set a primary language profile which is always used when JAWS starts. By default, the primary profile always matches the JAWS language. For
instance, English – United States is always used when running the English version of JAWS. To change the primary profile, open the Language Profiles dialog
box, choose the language profile you want from the list, and then select the Set Primary button.
 
Configuring Translation Options for a Specific Profile
 
To configure braille translation input and output settings for a specific language profile, do the following:
 
list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box. You are placed in a
list of profiles that correspond to all braille languages installed with JAWS.
5. Select the profile you want to configure translation options for and then choose the Details button to open the Profile Details dialog box. Here, you
can:
list of 5 items nesting level 1
◦ Choose the grade of braille to use when reading and typing contracted braille. The available options depend on the currently selected profile. For instance,
Unified English Braille (UEB) Grade 1 or Grade 2 are not available when configuring the Spanish language profile.
◦ Choose which translation mode to use. The available choices are to use Computer Braille for both input and output, Computer Braille for input and Contracted
Braille for Output, or Contracted Braille for both input and output. You can also quickly toggle between translation modes for the active profile by using
DOTS 1-2-4-5-7 CHORD on a Focus braille display.
◦ Select which tables to use if Computer Braille is selected for input or output. This enables you to use different languages for reading and typing text
if needed.
◦ Choose whether or not capital signs are shown on the braille display when viewing Contracted Braille.
◦ Choose whether or not the Liblouis computer braille tables are used when reading or typing in Computer Braille.
list of 1 items nesting level 2
■ After making your changes, select OK to close the Profile Details dialog box and continue selecting OK to close the Language Profiles dialog box and
Settings Center.
list end nesting level 2
list end nesting level 1
list end
 
Configuring Braille Language Auto Detection
 
If you want JAWS to automatically switch to the appropriate braille language when reading or entering text, do the following:
 
list of 7 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. To apply changes to all applications, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. Type “profiles” without the quotes into the search edit field.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Language Profiles in the search results in the tree view and press SPACEBAR to open the dialog box.
5. Select the Link braille input language to keyboard language check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille input language that matches the currently
active keyboard language. For example, if you switch the keyboard language to Spanish (ALT+SHIFT), JAWS automatically switches to Spanish braille, so you
can continue entering text from your display in the correct language.
6. Select the Automatic language detection check box to have JAWS use the appropriate braille language that matches the current language of text in a document
or web page. For example, if JAWS detects text in a document written in Spanish, JAWS automatically switches to displaying the text in Spanish braille
using the translation mode settings configured in the Profile Details dialog box for the Spanish profile.
7. Select OK to close the dialog box and once more to close Settings Center.
list end
 
JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion Discontinues Windows 7 and 8.1 Support
 
In order to keep pace with continued advancements in Microsoft Windows technology, JAWS, Fusion, and ZoomText 2022 will no longer install and run on versions
of Windows earlier than Windows 10. We also continue improving support for Windows 11, scheduled for release in the coming months. Versions of our software
will continue to be available for users of older Windows versions from our Previous Downloads web pages.
 
Improved Performance in Microsoft Office Apps
 
JAWS 2022 offers a number of general improvements when working in Office 365 applications. In particular, users should notice increased responsiveness
when navigating Outlook message lists and working with emails, as well as when editing Word documents.
 
Docking the Quick Access Bar
 
By default, the Quick Access Bar is now docked to one of four corners on your screen when you start ZoomText or Fusion. This provides a location for the
Quick Access Bar to return to when it loses focus. It also makes it easy to find when viewing a magnified screen.
 
The bar can be docked in the top right corner, top left corner, lower right corner, or lower left corner of the screen. If you want to change the dock
location, do the following:
 
list of 3 items
1. If the Quick Access Bar is not expanded, click the Show Shortcut Names button to expand the bar.
 
Show Shortcut Names button
 
2. Click the Customize button and then Preferences.
 
Customize button
 
3. Select Automatically Dock to Screen Corner and select a screen corner in the Corner list.
list end
 
Watch for further improvements to the Quick Access Bar in Public Beta 2.
 
Additional Changes
list of 8 items
• Made numerous performance improvements for ZoomText tracking and navigation in various applications.
• JAWS 2022 includes updated scripts from Corel for WordPerfect 2021.
• For those who create JAWS scripts, added comments at the top of default.jss, so users know how to save a modified copy of this file to their user folder.
• Added a new option to toggle the announcement of text marked as a sugestion in Google Docs. To change this, open Settings Center and locate the Suggested
text announcement check box.
• In the Braille and Text Viewer, changed the default font size to 20. The previous font size of 40 was too large for most users.
• When moving to a new slide in PowerPoint, JAWS no longer says "no selection" prior to speaking the slide info, which was unnecessary speech. Now, JAWS
only announces the slide title and number.
• Added the ALT+Q command to the Windows Keys Help (INSERT+W) which opens the Quick Search feature in Microsoft Office apps.
• JAWS now properly reads the title of the current page in Chrome or Edge when using CTRL+TAB to move between open pages.
list end
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


moderated Re: moving cursor to start of current sentence

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

This is CTRL Windows and the letter k. Notice that I don’t say plus, but it’s the same thing—use all keys in the single hotkey together.


On Sep 13, 2021, at 8:10 AM, Milton Ota <mota1252@...> wrote:



Using the CTRL + Right Arrow keys will move your cursor from word to word if you have positioned your Cursor at the beginning of a line.

 

You can then use a place marker at the point where you want to delete with CTRL + SHIFT + THE LETTER K at your starting point and then find your ending point and place another place marker and press Delete. I hope that is what you want.

 

There is also a new command in JAWS that you can use for temporary place markers which I don’t remember at this point.

 

HTH

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 7:46 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: moving cursor to start of current sentence

 

When reviewing a sentence and deciding it needs to be revised, I'd like to position the cursor at the start of the current sentence and then find the spot to edit by stepping forward words.  JAWS + Y goes to the start of the prior sentence. JAWS + H reads from the current sentence but doesn't move the cursor.


moderated Re: moving cursor to start of current sentence

Milton Ota
 

Using the CTRL + Right Arrow keys will move your cursor from word to word if you have positioned your Cursor at the beginning of a line.

 

You can then use a place marker at the point where you want to delete with CTRL + SHIFT + THE LETTER K at your starting point and then find your ending point and place another place marker and press Delete. I hope that is what you want.

 

There is also a new command in JAWS that you can use for temporary place markers which I don’t remember at this point.

 

HTH

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 7:46 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: moving cursor to start of current sentence

 

When reviewing a sentence and deciding it needs to be revised, I'd like to position the cursor at the start of the current sentence and then find the spot to edit by stepping forward words.  JAWS + Y goes to the start of the prior sentence. JAWS + H reads from the current sentence but doesn't move the cursor.


moderated moving cursor to start of current sentence

Mark
 

When reviewing a sentence and deciding it needs to be revised, I'd like to position the cursor at the start of the current sentence and then find the spot to edit by stepping forward words.  JAWS + Y goes to the start of the prior sentence. JAWS + H reads from the current sentence but doesn't move the cursor.


moderated Re: raising/lowering computer volume

Dave Durber
 


Ben:
 
Using methods one or two, which Siegard suggests, you get a defined Windows audible sound, and JAWS announces the volume change, when you press the UP or, Down arrow keys to raise and lower the system volume.
 
1. Bring up the system tray with Jaws + F11, arrow down to your speaker icon, press enter and from the context menu select volume mixer. Then use up and down arrow to change the volume
2. To directly bring up the volume mixer press the Windows Key and type "SndVol" and press enter, this stands for "sound volume" and after pressing enter you again use up and down arrow to change the volume, press enter or Escape to exit after changing the volume.

3. Using the Adjust Volume  applet. Tap either WINDOWS KEY. Type: adjust volume or, volume  in the search edit field and press ENTER. This opens the "Setting < System < Sound, applet. Windows will more than likely delimit to the applet, as soon as you type the first three letters of adjust or  volume.
 
 By default, the first item displayed is: "change the device or app volume link".
 
Press SHIFT+TAB ONCE. JAWS says, "Change device volume left right slider".
 
Use the UP or DOWN ARROW keys, to increase or decrease the system volume.

Press ALT+F4, to close the applet.

 
Using this method, the volume changes by single digitss.
 
4. using the JAWS method, which came into effect in Version 2021. Press JAWS KEY+SPACE BAR, followed by V, followed by S, for the system volume, or J, for the JAWS volume. Use the UP or, DOWN arrow keys, to increase or, decrease either volume.
 
Press ESC or, ALT+F4. A decending 2-tone is played, and the window is closed.
 
Using this method, the volume increases or decreases by 2 digits. JAWS speaks the volume changes  but, there is no Windows audible sound when you press the UP or DOWN arrow keys.
 
HTH
 
Dave
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Ben Moxey
Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2021 1:58 AM
Subject: Re: raising/lowering computer volume

Hi everyone

 

Great suggestions! 😊 Personally, I've always found it frustrating that Windows does not have universal keyboard shortcuts that adjust volume. Coincidentally, I provided this feedback to Microsoft about two weeks back via the Feedback Hub in Windows.

 

For those not familiar, the Feedback Hub is an official way to provide feedback directly to Microsoft and can be accessed by pressing Windows key + Alt + F. Feedback can then be voted on by other Windows users and the most popular/relevant is escalated.

 

Anyway, my suggestion was basically to set Windows key + F11 and F12 to adjust system volume. I also stated that it would be great to have an optional sound effect that plays while adjusting volume for those who cannot see the visual representation. I think this would be a great accessibility enhancement.

 

If you agree, please feel free to go and view my feedback and give it a vote via the link below. Unfortunately, it can be tricky to have feedback like this recognised because most users haven't experienced this difficulty. Note that when you activate the link, you will get a message asking you if it’s ok to open Feedback Hub.

 

Adjusting Windows Volume Feedback

 

Cheers

 

Ben

 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, 12 September 2021 12:48 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: raising/lowering computer volume

 

Using the Jaws layered command is one option.

If you want to raise the overall volume then there are two additional options:

 

If you have a keyboard with volume buttons this would be one of the easiest ways, if there are no dedicated volume buttons or on a laptop, often FN + a Function Key will do the trick.

On my Asus laptop FN + F11 is volume down, FN + F12 is volume up and FN + F10 is Mute/Unmute. I often use a Logitech K780 keyboard with my laptop and since it has no dedicated volume buttons or knob, the same key combinations work, furthermore, FN + F7, F8 and F9 are media keys for Rewind, Play/Pause and Forward/Skip respectively.

My mechanical keyboards at work which are from a company called "Das Keyboard" have a really nice round knob on the top right of the keyboard and next to it a Mute/Unmute button and buttons for Rewind, Play/Pause and Forward.

 

Lastly, if you don't have any buttons you can bring up the computer's volume mixer in two main ways:

1. Bring up the system tray with Jaws + F11, arrow down to your speaker icon, press enter and from the context menu select volume mixer. Then use up and down arrow to change the volume 2. To directly bring up the volume mixer press the Windows Key and type "SndVol" and press enter, this stands for "sound volume" and after pressing enter you again use up and down arrow to change the volume, press enter or Escape to exit after changing the volume.

3. You can create a shortcut for the volume mixer and either put it on the desktop and create a shortcut like Control + Shift + V or put the shortcut on the taskbar, move it to whichever position you want, let's say 2, and then use Windows Key + 2 on the number row to open it. Windows Key + keys 1 through 0 are the Windows shortcut keys for opening applications 1 through 10 on the taskbar and in my opinion are the best option for your most used applications or shortcuts because once on the taskbar you don't have to create a keyboard shortcut and you can open the item from anywhere.

 

 

----Original Message-----

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curtis Chong

Sent: September 10, 2021 5:47 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: raising/lowering computer volume

 

Use the JAWS layered command INSERT+SPACE then v. Enter s after that to adjust the system volume or j to adjust the JAWS volume. Use the up and down arrow keys to make the adjustment then press Escape.

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin

Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 6:35 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: raising/lowering computer volume

 

Hi all,

Can someone please remind me how to raise/lower the volume on my computer? I can't remember how to do it. Using latest versions of Jaws and Windows 10.

Thanks

Madison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


moderated Re: OT - Accessibility of AT&T Cingular Flip IV

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi Tim and All!

Indeed, no one knows anything about it, and there is no information on the Internet about it. So, I have had to figure things out myself. Attached with this email is a file called " AT&T Cingular Flip IV Accessibility Guide.docx." it is what I have learned so far. I am not sure if this list allows attachments. Let me know if it does not come through.

There are a number of things I should like to learn more about. They include things like reading and editing of text, "quick keys" (e.g., say the battery, signal or other status) and other things. I am about 75% of the way assessing this phone.

Only because I must change my phone am I exploring this phone. My current phone is 3G. I use my phone only for basic things like calls, texts and contacts. More than that and I turn to my laptop and JAWS. I do not need a smart phone. To be sure, this phone is rudimentary. But, if it works for my basic needs then I can save hundreds of dollars! This phone is free.

I hope you and any others will be able to learn more about this phone, and share it with me. I intend to expand on the guide attached here. If the phone is usable, I will put this guide out on the Internet for the world.

HTH,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim Ford
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 6:48 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: OT - Accessibility of AT&T Cingular Flip IV

I am stuck in the same situation. I took it to an AT&T franchise location, and they told me they knew nothing of this phone and I needed to go to a real AT&T store. That is a long drive. I am stuck with a phone that I cannot even figure out how to turn on and off.

Tim Ford

From: Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 8:42 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: OT - Accessibility of AT&T Cingular Flip IV

Hi!



I was sent the “AT&T Cingular Flip IV” cellphone recently because my
old cellphone is soon to be incompatible with AT&T’s network.
Apparently, this phone’s OS is “KiaOS” and it has an accessibility feature called “Readout.”
Does anyone know about this cellphone’s accessibility? Does anyone
know where I can find information about “Readout?” Does anyone know
if there is a listing somewhere of key commands (a.k.a., shortcuts)
that can be used for various functions (e.g., time, status, etc.)?



Thanks,

Richard







moderated assuss webstorage

Marvin Hunkin
 

Hi. Did try this a while back or a year or two back, and was not very accessible with jaws, and nvda. Has any one tried this webstore and is it more accessible now.

Thanks.

 


moderated wi 11 windows check

Marvin Hunkin
 

Hi. Here’s a link to where you can get the windows 11 health check app and also the y1 1 app as well.

Marvin.

https://pureinfotech.com/avoid-problems-installing-windows-11/

 


moderated Re: Zoomtext/Fusion feedback loop problem in Zoom Meeting #fusion

sharynsobel@...
 

Thanks for your feedback Joe.  She tried disabling Zoomtext after joining the Zoom meeting and this resolved the problem.  I'm going to take a second look at her volume settings, which she has turned way up in order to listen to Netflix audio described movies.  


moderated Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...>
 

Hi Bill.  The other thing is that if you follow all the installation instructions, the JRE application should have created the JAVA_HOME environment for you.  Also, if you could detect the version of java on your systam, then it should be easy enough to detect the JAB app and switch.  Cheers!

On 12/9/2021 10:48 am, Bill White wrote:

Hi, Jaffar. I did what you said. I installed JRE64-bit. I copied the JAVA Access Bridge.dll file to my System32 directory. When I went to the commandline, and entered,

 

jabswitch -enable

 

I received the same error,

 

'jabswitch.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,                                                  

operable program or batch file.                                                                                          

 

It appears that when I am in commandline mode, the jabswitch.exe file, which is located in,

 

C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_301\bin

 

is not in the path.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 6:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

 

Hi Vaughan.  I forgot to list one more crucial step.  I sent the missing procedure to Bill White but here it is in case you miss it.  After you install Java,  you need to navigate to your java\bin directory.  This can be typically found in your C:\Program Files folder if you install Java 64Bit, or, C:\program files (X86) if you have java 32Bit installed.  Here's where you have to pay particular attention.

If it is java 64Bit you have installed, copy the WindowsAccessBridge-64.dll from the Java\Jre\bin to your C:\Windos\System32 subdirectory.  On the other hand, if you have java 32bit installed, then copy the WindowsAccessBridge.dll from your Java\Jre\Bin directory to your C:\Windows\SysWow64 subdirectory.  After completing those steps, go to your command line and type

java -version to do an installation check, then

jabswitch.exe -enable to enable access bridge.

You might want to restart your pc to ensure the windowsAccessBridge.dll is registered to your pc before enabling accessbridge itself.  Cheers and let me know how it goes.

On 12/9/2021 5:45 am, Vaughan Dodd wrote:

Great: thank you Jaffar.

 

Hope to make progress during today using your instructions.

 

 

Vaughan.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, 11 September 2021 5:04 pm
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

 

Hi.  You first need to install the Java runtime environment which you can get from the oracle website.  A search on google will yield you the needed result.  Choose the one for your windows environment, 32 or 64bit.  Install it as you would a normal application or program.  Once installed, go to your command line.

Type the following to see if you got the JRE correctly installed:

java -version

This will tell you if you got the correct version installed.

If it is, then type the following:

jabswitch.exe -enable

You should here the message telling you that the java access bridge has been enabled.  You should then be good to go.  Write me privately if you have any more concerns.  Cheers!

On 11/9/2021 6:26 am, Vaughan Dodd wrote:

Hello everyone.

 

I am not sure how to solve my problem, but hopefully someone with more expertise than I can point me in the right direction.

 

I am currently evaluating a music library grooming application called Songkong. It comes recommended by a specialist retailer of premium audio equipment.

 

When I load, it refers to problems because Access Bridge is not installed. The error reports this, so Windows is telling SongKong that there is a screen reader.

 

Is Access Bridge a tool for software developers, a utility for end-users or something else. If I download it, what happens to Jaws? Anything else that I should be aware of?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


moderated Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...>
 

Hi Bill.  If you downloaded the 64Bit Java Runtime environment, you should get the WindowsAccessBridge-64.dll which you should copy to C:\Windows\System32  Check if you got the 64Bit JRE downloaded, because from what you've written, you got the WindowsAccessBridge.dll instead which is the 32Bit version.  Cheers!

On 12/9/2021 10:48 am, Bill White wrote:

Hi, Jaffar. I did what you said. I installed JRE64-bit. I copied the JAVA Access Bridge.dll file to my System32 directory. When I went to the commandline, and entered,

 

jabswitch -enable

 

I received the same error,

 

'jabswitch.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,                                                  

operable program or batch file.                                                                                          

 

It appears that when I am in commandline mode, the jabswitch.exe file, which is located in,

 

C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_301\bin

 

is not in the path.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 6:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

 

Hi Vaughan.  I forgot to list one more crucial step.  I sent the missing procedure to Bill White but here it is in case you miss it.  After you install Java,  you need to navigate to your java\bin directory.  This can be typically found in your C:\Program Files folder if you install Java 64Bit, or, C:\program files (X86) if you have java 32Bit installed.  Here's where you have to pay particular attention.

If it is java 64Bit you have installed, copy the WindowsAccessBridge-64.dll from the Java\Jre\bin to your C:\Windos\System32 subdirectory.  On the other hand, if you have java 32bit installed, then copy the WindowsAccessBridge.dll from your Java\Jre\Bin directory to your C:\Windows\SysWow64 subdirectory.  After completing those steps, go to your command line and type

java -version to do an installation check, then

jabswitch.exe -enable to enable access bridge.

You might want to restart your pc to ensure the windowsAccessBridge.dll is registered to your pc before enabling accessbridge itself.  Cheers and let me know how it goes.

On 12/9/2021 5:45 am, Vaughan Dodd wrote:

Great: thank you Jaffar.

 

Hope to make progress during today using your instructions.

 

 

Vaughan.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Saturday, 11 September 2021 5:04 pm
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JFW and Java Access Bridge

 

Hi.  You first need to install the Java runtime environment which you can get from the oracle website.  A search on google will yield you the needed result.  Choose the one for your windows environment, 32 or 64bit.  Install it as you would a normal application or program.  Once installed, go to your command line.

Type the following to see if you got the JRE correctly installed:

java -version

This will tell you if you got the correct version installed.

If it is, then type the following:

jabswitch.exe -enable

You should here the message telling you that the java access bridge has been enabled.  You should then be good to go.  Write me privately if you have any more concerns.  Cheers!

On 11/9/2021 6:26 am, Vaughan Dodd wrote:

Hello everyone.

 

I am not sure how to solve my problem, but hopefully someone with more expertise than I can point me in the right direction.

 

I am currently evaluating a music library grooming application called Songkong. It comes recommended by a specialist retailer of premium audio equipment.

 

When I load, it refers to problems because Access Bridge is not installed. The error reports this, so Windows is telling SongKong that there is a screen reader.

 

Is Access Bridge a tool for software developers, a utility for end-users or something else. If I download it, what happens to Jaws? Anything else that I should be aware of?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Vaughan.

 

 


moderated Re: raising/lowering computer volume

Ben Moxey
 

Ah, that’s frustrating too! Yes, my email is registered with the Windows Insider program at the moment because I’ve got Windows 11 on a test machine.

 

Sorry, the link will only work for Windows Insiders. It’s not possible to share it with all Windows users at this stage.

 

Cheers

 

Ben

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, 13 September 2021 1:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: raising/lowering computer volume

 

Oops, but one thing that doesn't work is if the link was made by someone running an insider version of Windows when they made a given Feedback report, and that does appear to be the case here.  I get a warning that I do not have access, and there is no way to grant access to an "insider feedback report" to someone not part of the Windows Insider program.

The error message clearly indicates the feedback exists, but I don't have access to it.  So in that sense, it doesn't work unless you happen to be a Windows Insider running an Insider Build when you attempt to access it.  Right now, that's not me, and it's not likely to ever be me again, as I dropped out of being an active Windows Insider several years back.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer


moderated Re: back to working inside cells

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

Turning off updates and staying on some 3 or more year old version of Windows 10 is no better than trying to run software which has been unsupported for years and ultimately will lead to nothing but issues.
Nowadays you really don't have too much of a choice but to stay more or less current not just with Windows 10, but also with your screenreader whether that is Jaws or NVDA and also with programs such as Office and browsers.
Sure, if you don't care about security updates and such you could run Windows 7 with Jaws 2016 or something like that and use an old Office version like 2007 or 2010, but even there you are probably forced to use a modern browser as more and more sites will demand it and the fact is that ultimately your hardware will fail and then you are forced to upgrade to Windows 10 and it will be a much bigger deal than if you had changed with the times.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: September 12, 2021 11:07 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: back to working inside cells

I use Office 2000, and it does not work well with Jaws 2019 or later, so I keep a copy of Jaws 16 on my computer to load for working with it.
If it is windows 10, it may cripple or even disable the usability of an older office.
I think some folks turn off updates in windows 10 so it leaves their legacy software alone.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sieghard Weitzel" <sieghard@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2021 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: back to working inside cells


People really have to disclose all information when they ask a
question, e.g. Windows version, screenreader and the version as well
as the version of the application they are asking about.
Office 2007 has been long out of support and is not supported under
Windows 10 and neither is Office 2010. Office 2013 I think still is
although it is probably out of support by now and really nobody should
be using anything except Office 2016 or 2019 as the stand-alone
version or of course Office via a Microsoft 365 subscription as that
one is always up to date. For the most part I wouldn't even try to
figure out why something doesn't work in Office 2007 for the simple
reason that I can't even try to reproduce the issue.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Morey
Worthington
Sent: September 12, 2021 7:50 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: back to working inside cells

Hi all.

I am hopeing that what I am about to reveal, and I am really
embarrassed about it, clears up my problem.

I am using Office 7 for all my Excel work and it works fine.

Could this be the reason why I cannot do what I asked about, editing
in cells, has probably confused things??

If the answer is yes, I am really sorry for having you fine folks
working hard to find solution.

If not the problem, will keep on working at it.

Sorry again,

Thanks

--
Morey Worthington












moderated Re: back to working inside cells

Glenn / Lenny
 

I use Office 2000, and it does not work well with Jaws 2019 or later, so I keep a copy of Jaws 16 on my computer to load for working with it.
If it is windows 10, it may cripple or even disable the usability of an older office.
I think some folks turn off updates in windows 10 so it leaves their legacy software alone.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sieghard Weitzel" <sieghard@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2021 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: back to working inside cells


People really have to disclose all information when they ask a question, e.g. Windows version, screenreader and the version as well as the version of the application they are asking about.
Office 2007 has been long out of support and is not supported under Windows 10 and neither is Office 2010. Office 2013 I think still is although it is probably out of support by now and really nobody should be using anything except Office 2016 or 2019 as the stand-alone version or of course Office via a Microsoft 365 subscription as that one is always up to date. For the most part I wouldn't even try to figure out why something doesn't work in Office 2007 for the simple reason that I can't even try to reproduce the issue.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Morey Worthington
Sent: September 12, 2021 7:50 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: back to working inside cells

Hi all.

I am hopeing that what I am about to reveal, and I am really embarrassed about it, clears up my problem.

I am using Office 7 for all my Excel work and it works fine.

Could this be the reason why I cannot do what I asked about, editing in cells, has probably confused things??

If the answer is yes, I am really sorry for having you fine folks working hard to find solution.

If not the problem, will keep on working at it.

Sorry again,

Thanks

--
Morey Worthington











moderated Re: back to working inside cells

Morey Worthington
 

Thanks very much for your input and I do now think it will be the response for all.

Again, am sorry and will put the versions of  any programs  I have questions about in the message from now on.

Again, sorry and thanks

--
Morey Worthington


moderated Re: back to working inside cells

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

People really have to disclose all information when they ask a question, e.g. Windows version, screenreader and the version as well as the version of the application they are asking about.
Office 2007 has been long out of support and is not supported under Windows 10 and neither is Office 2010. Office 2013 I think still is although it is probably out of support by now and really nobody should be using anything except Office 2016 or 2019 as the stand-alone version or of course Office via a Microsoft 365 subscription as that one is always up to date. For the most part I wouldn't even try to figure out why something doesn't work in Office 2007 for the simple reason that I can't even try to reproduce the issue.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Morey Worthington
Sent: September 12, 2021 7:50 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: back to working inside cells

Hi all.

I am hopeing that what I am about to reveal, and I am really embarrassed about it, clears up my problem.

I am using Office 7 for all my Excel work and it works fine.

Could this be the reason why I cannot do what I asked about, editing in cells,  has probably confused things??

If the answer is yes, I am really sorry for having you fine folks working hard to find solution.

If not the problem, will keep on working at it.

Sorry again,

Thanks

--
Morey Worthington

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