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Re: Add-ons?

Ann Byrne
 

Yes, but what then? I want that dialog *never to show up again!

At 04:07 PM 2/14/2013, you wrote:
Ann,

If its anything like IE8 go to Tools/Manage Add-Ons.


Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 14, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit


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Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 13:31
Subject: Add-ons?


How does one get rid of the annoying information bar request for
dealing with add-ons? I have a choice of later, but not never. And
I can't remember the exact message to quote here. Sorry about
that. Windows 7, i.e. 9.

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Re: Hfacebook AND TWITTER

Stephanie Switzer
 

Face book:
m.facebook.com
works best for screen reader use.
Twitter:
Their are several windows apps that works with twitter, but the one i
use is found at
:
http://www.quartzprojects.co.uk/
Or if you want to use a web browser:
http://www.easychirp.com/
It still works as far as I know.

On 2/14/13, stephen rogers <gentry252000@yahoo.com> wrote:
how does one use facebook? can one use Jaws 14 on it how easy is it to use
and can you set up a profile? Is there a client that one can use to use
twitter?

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Hfacebook AND TWITTER

stephen rogers <gentry252000@...>
 

how does one use facebook? can one use Jaws 14 on it how easy is it to use and can you set up a profile? Is there a client that one can use to use twitter?


Re: Add-ons?

Dave...
 

Ann,

If its anything like IE8 go to Tools/Manage Add-Ons.


Dave Carlson
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Latitude E6520, JAWS 14, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

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Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 13:31
Subject: Add-ons?


How does one get rid of the annoying information bar request for
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I can't remember the exact message to quote here. Sorry about
that. Windows 7, i.e. 9.

thanks,


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Add-ons?

Ann Byrne
 

How does one get rid of the annoying information bar request for dealing with add-ons? I have a choice of later, but not never. And I can't remember the exact message to quote here. Sorry about that. Windows 7, i.e. 9.

thanks,


Re: IE 9 and search

Adrian Spratt
 

Tom,

I'll take a stab, but I'm not sure I understand what you did to exchange
Google for Bing. Keep in mind that Bing is MS's search engine, so it
wouldn't appear as an add-on. MS really wants you to use it.

Dave Carlson posted the following directions for removing Bing as the
default search engine, and you may find this sequence will also enable you
to eliminate this function completely, although I'm not sure why you would
want to.

Tools/Options. General page. Tab to search and press the button.

Note. When I followed Dave's sequence, it proved to be complicated. You have
to follow links to alternatives and explanations. Eventually I did
substitute Google for Bing, which was my objective.

As for needing to press enter twice after entering an address, I wonder if
this is because Google is filling in the address for you and you don't
realize it. There's a website I visit so frequently that as soon as I type
s, the address appears in the line below the edit field.

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Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 3:25 PM
To: Jaws List
Subject: IE 9 and search

Whenever I enter a Web address in the IE 9 address bar and press enter the
default search engine (Google) repeats the address and I have to press
enter a second time. Previous versions of IE were not like this. Is there
some way of preventing this. I got rid of Bing as the default search engine

and Google is now the default. I would actually like to get rid of both Bing

and Google. I can remove Google but there is no remove button for Bing in
the add-on dialog. Tom


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IE 9 and search

T. Civitello
 

Whenever I enter a Web address in the IE 9 address bar and press enter the default search engine (Google) repeats the address and I have to press enter a second time. Previous versions of IE were not like this. Is there some way of preventing this. I got rid of Bing as the default search engine and Google is now the default. I would actually like to get rid of both Bing and Google. I can remove Google but there is no remove button for Bing in the add-on dialog. Tom


Google Docs with JAWS

Kelby Carlson <kelbycarlson@...>
 

Does anyone have any tips for using Google documents/drive with JAWS 14? I haven't had much luck in the past.

Kelby S. Carlson

Vanderbilt University


Re: Wordweb Dictionary

Gary King
 

I used the Speech and Sounds Manager to modify the Classic Scheme for WordWeb. On the Control Types page, I set Read Only Edit to Ignore. The JAWS Dictionary approach is quicker and easier though!

With Read Only Edit silenced, I still get the text of each definition read twice. I wonder if those old scripts pass the UpArrow and DownArrow through to WordWeb without processing to stop the double reading. Double reading does not occur if I use Insert 3 , the 3 on the numbers row, to pass the arrow keys through to the program.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net

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To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 10:50 PM
Subject: Re: Wordweb Dictionary


Check on

www.jfwlite.com

There are scripts for an older version of wordweb. Recompile and see if those help. I have just gotten used to hearing the "read only edit". You may also be able to silence this in the "speech and sound Manager" but I am not an expert in the use of this.

hth

Doris




At 10:52 PM 2/13/2013 -0500, you wrote:
I'm re-posting to make the subject line relevant. Apologies for the
duplication.

Doris,

I took your advice and downloaded Wordweb. It is easy to understand and
navigate. It ought to meet my needs for an off-line dictionary. For me, and
others, it has only one problem that I've noticed so far, but it's a very
distracting one. Each time I open a definition, JAWS says, "Read only edit."
Each time I arrow down through the definition, I get the same verbalization:
"Read only edit. Read only edit."

Have you experienced this? If so, have you solved it?

I'm using Win7 with JAWS 14. I've tested a few options in the quick settings
dialog, but without success. I virtualized the definition window and
switched off the meddlesome graphics, but other random words entered into
the window and disrupted the flow.

So far, Wordweb is the best option, but I think "Read only edit" is going to
haunt my dreams and prevent me from taking advantage of it unless you or
someone else tells me how to make it go away.

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On Behalf Of Doris and Chris
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 7:19 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

Don't forget Wordweb that in its basic version is free and accessible out of
the box. It is a wonderful dictionary and thesaurus for the English language
that I have been using since before I lost my sight in
1998.

I have not used the Sage dictionary though I think I have a copy of it
flying around here somewhere.

Cheers,

Doris


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Re: Wordweb Dictionary

Cynthia Bruce
 

I am actually having this same problem on specific websites. The one that comes to mind immediately is flightnetwork.com

It won't allow me to enter any dates in the edit fields when I want to book a flight.

Cynthia

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Logue
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 1:20 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Wordweb Dictionary

I just tried my own idea, unchecking anything to do with controls:
Control Description
Control Group Name
Control Name
Control Type
Jaws still says read only edit box in places in Thunderbird. I think we
have a bug to report.

Haven't tried wordweb yet.

Now to investigate speach and sounds manager.

Bob


On 2/14/2013 10:08 AM, Robert Logue wrote:
You might be able to fix that read only edit box in user verbosity. Use
Jawskey+6 to get at all the options. Try setting to a more advanced
verbosity first. If that doesn't fix it, modify the level you like.
Uncheck control descriptionor control name.

Can't say for sure if this will work. The problem is that none of the
other controls will be described.

I think this is a bug introduced in Jaws a while back with some kinds of
edit boxes. Sometimes just reclassing the control helps.

I have this problem with Thunderbird but can't reclass the edit box alone.

I'll give Wordweb a try too soon and see what I can do.

On 2/13/2013 8:52 PM, Adrian Spratt wrote:
I'm re-posting to make the subject line relevant. Apologies for the
duplication.

Doris,

I took your advice and downloaded Wordweb. It is easy to understand and
navigate. It ought to meet my needs for an off-line dictionary. For
me, and
others, it has only one problem that I've noticed so far, but it's a very
distracting one. Each time I open a definition, JAWS says, "Read only
edit."
Each time I arrow down through the definition, I get the same
verbalization:
"Read only edit. Read only edit."

Have you experienced this? If so, have you solved it?

I'm using Win7 with JAWS 14. I've tested a few options in the quick
settings
dialog, but without success. I virtualized the definition window and
switched off the meddlesome graphics, but other random words entered into
the window and disrupted the flow.

So far, Wordweb is the best option, but I think "Read only edit" is
going to
haunt my dreams and prevent me from taking advantage of it unless you or
someone else tells me how to make it go away.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [
mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Doris and Chris
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 7:19 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

Don't forget Wordweb that in its basic version is free and accessible
out of
the box. It is a wonderful dictionary and thesaurus for the English
language
that I have been using since before I lost my sight in
1998.

I have not used the Sage dictionary though I think I have a copy of it
flying around here somewhere.

Cheers,

Doris


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Re: Wordweb Dictionary

Robert Logue <bobcat11@...>
 

I just tried my own idea, unchecking anything to do with controls: Control Description
Control Group Name
Control Name
Control Type
Jaws still says read only edit box in places in Thunderbird. I think we have a bug to report.

Haven't tried wordweb yet.

Now to investigate speach and sounds manager.

Bob

On 2/14/2013 10:08 AM, Robert Logue wrote:
You might be able to fix that read only edit box in user verbosity. Use
Jawskey+6 to get at all the options. Try setting to a more advanced
verbosity first. If that doesn't fix it, modify the level you like.
Uncheck control descriptionor control name.

Can't say for sure if this will work. The problem is that none of the
other controls will be described.

I think this is a bug introduced in Jaws a while back with some kinds of
edit boxes. Sometimes just reclassing the control helps.

I have this problem with Thunderbird but can't reclass the edit box alone.

I'll give Wordweb a try too soon and see what I can do.

On 2/13/2013 8:52 PM, Adrian Spratt wrote:
I'm re-posting to make the subject line relevant. Apologies for the
duplication.

Doris,

I took your advice and downloaded Wordweb. It is easy to understand and
navigate. It ought to meet my needs for an off-line dictionary. For
me, and
others, it has only one problem that I've noticed so far, but it's a very
distracting one. Each time I open a definition, JAWS says, "Read only
edit."
Each time I arrow down through the definition, I get the same
verbalization:
"Read only edit. Read only edit."

Have you experienced this? If so, have you solved it?

I'm using Win7 with JAWS 14. I've tested a few options in the quick
settings
dialog, but without success. I virtualized the definition window and
switched off the meddlesome graphics, but other random words entered into
the window and disrupted the flow.

So far, Wordweb is the best option, but I think "Read only edit" is
going to
haunt my dreams and prevent me from taking advantage of it unless you or
someone else tells me how to make it go away.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [
mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Doris and Chris
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 7:19 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

Don't forget Wordweb that in its basic version is free and accessible
out of
the box. It is a wonderful dictionary and thesaurus for the English
language
that I have been using since before I lost my sight in
1998.

I have not used the Sage dictionary though I think I have a copy of it
flying around here somewhere.

Cheers,

Doris


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Re: Wordweb Dictionary

Robert Logue <bobcat11@...>
 

You might be able to fix that read only edit box in user verbosity. Use Jawskey+6 to get at all the options. Try setting to a more advanced verbosity first. If that doesn't fix it, modify the level you like. Uncheck control descriptionor control name.

Can't say for sure if this will work. The problem is that none of the other controls will be described.

I think this is a bug introduced in Jaws a while back with some kinds of edit boxes. Sometimes just reclassing the control helps.

I have this problem with Thunderbird but can't reclass the edit box alone.

I'll give Wordweb a try too soon and see what I can do.

On 2/13/2013 8:52 PM, Adrian Spratt wrote:
I'm re-posting to make the subject line relevant. Apologies for the
duplication.

Doris,

I took your advice and downloaded Wordweb. It is easy to understand and
navigate. It ought to meet my needs for an off-line dictionary. For me, and
others, it has only one problem that I've noticed so far, but it's a very
distracting one. Each time I open a definition, JAWS says, "Read only edit."
Each time I arrow down through the definition, I get the same verbalization:
"Read only edit. Read only edit."

Have you experienced this? If so, have you solved it?

I'm using Win7 with JAWS 14. I've tested a few options in the quick settings
dialog, but without success. I virtualized the definition window and
switched off the meddlesome graphics, but other random words entered into
the window and disrupted the flow.

So far, Wordweb is the best option, but I think "Read only edit" is going to
haunt my dreams and prevent me from taking advantage of it unless you or
someone else tells me how to make it go away.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [
mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Doris and Chris
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 7:19 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

Don't forget Wordweb that in its basic version is free and accessible out of
the box. It is a wonderful dictionary and thesaurus for the English language
that I have been using since before I lost my sight in
1998.

I have not used the Sage dictionary though I think I have a copy of it
flying around here somewhere.

Cheers,

Doris


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Re: The Sage Dictionary

Adrian Spratt
 

Thanks to Tom, Doris and Robert. Now "Read only edit" is vanquished.

I'd tried both your suggestion, Tom (great minds!), but they didn't work.

I've just done as Robert suggested, and so far so good. Note that you enter
the JAWS dictionary with JAWS key+d. I'm so accustomed to pressing
control-shift-d for the JAWS dictionary's global setting that I forgot the
default is to limit pronunciation changes to the open application.

Doris, thanks for alerting me to the scripts, which I'll be looking into.
However, I'm not sure they're needed because I've been able to access each
of the Wordweb functions I've tried so far.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of robert hebert
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 12:38 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: The Sage Dictionary

You could replace the words "read only edit" through the Jaws dictionary
manager--(alt d) to enter the manager and simply replace those words with a
space. This is the default entry that will be active across all
applications. You could also use the app-specific dictionary manager.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: February-13-13 7:42 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: The Sage Dictionary

Doris,

I took your advice and downloaded Wordweb. It is easy to understand and
navigate. It ought to meet my needs for an off-line dictionary. For me, and
others, it has only one problem that I've noticed so far, but it's a very
distracting one. Each time I open a definition, JAWS says, "Read only edit."
Each time I arrow down through the definition, I get the same verbalization:
"Read only edit. Read only edit."

Have you experienced this? If so, have you solved it?

I'm using Win7 with JAWS 14. I've tested a few options in the quick settings
dialog, but without success. I virtualized the definition window and
switched off the meddlesome graphics, but other random words entered into
the window and disrupted the flow.

So far, Wordweb is the best option, but I think "Read only edit" is going to
haunt my dreams and prevent me from taking advantage of it unless you or
someone else tells me how to make it go away.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Doris and
Chris
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 7:19 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

Don't forget Wordweb that in its basic version is free and accessible out of
the box. It is a wonderful dictionary and thesaurus for the English language
that I have been using since before I lost my sight in 1998.

I have not used the Sage dictionary though I think I have a copy of it
flying around here somewhere.

Cheers,

Doris




At 03:59 PM 2/10/2013 -0600, you wrote:
Adrian,
I haven't really needed an off-line dictionary since I bought Open
Book. It includes the American Heritage Dictionary. If I need
something more portable, I grab my little Franklin Language Master that
I've had for about 20 years.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
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<Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:07 PM
Subject: RE: The Sage Dictionary


Yes, and because you need to use the JAWS cursor to read the
definition,
you
must virtualize the window with JAWS key+alt+w in order to make a copy.

Gary, do you know of any other good off-line dictionaries? With
Windows
XP,
I had the Webster's Random House, which I liked a lot, but it hasn't
been updated to work correctly with Win7.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Gary
King
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:31 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

I installed the Sage Dictionary and took it for a spin. Switching
graphics
to None in Quick Settings gets rid of some of the clutter on the screen.

The most obvious problem is that there is no cursor in the definition
section, so it doesn't get the focus when a definition is displayed.
This means that you have to use the JAWS cursor to read the definition
after
you
find it.

Looking up more than one word causes definitions to appear under
multiple tabs. I'm not sure how useful this is. You can set the
number of tabs
you
want in Options. I set this option to 1 until I find out what benefit
multiple tabs would be to me. If you did want multiple tabs, you
would
want

to be able to switch among them with Control plus Tab.

That's about all I've learned so far. It might be interesting to
compare the definitions of several words to definitions in other
dictionaries to
get

an idea of how good this dictionary is in areas other than accessibility.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
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<Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 10:44 AM
Subject: The Sage Dictionary


Hi. I am posting to bring attention to what appears to be a very good
dictionary that can be loaded onto a computer, thus avoiding the need
of going online, and whose owner says it is open to accessibility
improvements.
The company has asked me to inform it of my experience, and I'm
hoping that others on the list will find such a resource valuable
enough to want to send along your own accessibility reports.



The Sage dictionary is free, although we are ask to make a nominal
contribution if we find it useful. Information and download links are
here:



http://www.sequencepublishing.com/thesage.html#download



All I've done so far is figure out how to locate and read a definition.
It
requires turning off graphics and using the JAWS cursor. As some of
you will realize from my many recent posts, I am buried in the tasks
of learning
Win7
and Office 2010, or else I would have delved deeper. Again, I'm
hoping some of you share my interest in a quality, free or low-cost
off-line dictionary and would be willing to assess and report other
accessibility issues.



The address to send comments to is:

info@sequencepublishing.com



To conclude, here's what a company representative named Frank wrote
to me last night:



Please let us know of your progress.



We have long toyed with the idea of creating a macro-option that
would automatically adjust all the individual options to values that
are

best suited to the visually impaired. Unfortunately, our lack of
experience in this area is complete.



You might want to know that a complete redesign of TheSage is in
its preliminary stages. We don't have any dates yet but this could be
a

great opportunity to build in accessibility features from the start.

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Re: Wordweb Dictionary

Doris and Chris
 

This is possible, yes. I turned off the speaking of "subscript" somewhere app specific but do not remember where to give instructions.

Doris

At 09:20 PM 2/13/2013 -0800, you wrote:
Hi,
Just a couple of thoughts/guesses here as I haven't investigated this yet. First, is there a way to tell the settings center to suppress announcement of control types? If you're familiar with the controls already and know that you're in a read-only edit box, suppressing the reading of control types might do the trick. If that isn't possible through settings center, than what about setting user verbosity to advanced? Would that do the trick? As I said, just a couple of guesses...

Tom

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To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 7:52 PM
Subject: Wordweb Dictionary


I'm re-posting to make the subject line relevant. Apologies for the
duplication.

Doris,

I took your advice and downloaded Wordweb. It is easy to understand and
navigate. It ought to meet my needs for an off-line dictionary. For me, and
others, it has only one problem that I've noticed so far, but it's a very
distracting one. Each time I open a definition, JAWS says, "Read only edit."
Each time I arrow down through the definition, I get the same verbalization:
"Read only edit. Read only edit."

Have you experienced this? If so, have you solved it?

I'm using Win7 with JAWS 14. I've tested a few options in the quick settings
dialog, but without success. I virtualized the definition window and
switched off the meddlesome graphics, but other random words entered into
the window and disrupted the flow.

So far, Wordweb is the best option, but I think "Read only edit" is going to
haunt my dreams and prevent me from taking advantage of it unless you or
someone else tells me how to make it go away.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [
mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Doris and Chris
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 7:19 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

Don't forget Wordweb that in its basic version is free and accessible out of
the box. It is a wonderful dictionary and thesaurus for the English language
that I have been using since before I lost my sight in
1998.

I have not used the Sage dictionary though I think I have a copy of it
flying around here somewhere.

Cheers,

Doris


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Re: Wordweb Dictionary

Doris and Chris
 

try

www.wordweb.com


hth

Doris

At 10:54 PM 2/13/2013 -0600, you wrote:
From where did you download wordWeb?


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Re: The Sage Dictionary

robert hebert <roberthebert@...>
 

You could replace the words "read only edit" through the Jaws dictionary
manager--(alt d) to enter the manager and simply replace those words with a
space. This is the default entry that will be active across all
applications. You could also use the app-specific dictionary manager.

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From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: February-13-13 7:42 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: The Sage Dictionary

Doris,

I took your advice and downloaded Wordweb. It is easy to understand and
navigate. It ought to meet my needs for an off-line dictionary. For me, and
others, it has only one problem that I've noticed so far, but it's a very
distracting one. Each time I open a definition, JAWS says, "Read only edit."
Each time I arrow down through the definition, I get the same verbalization:
"Read only edit. Read only edit."

Have you experienced this? If so, have you solved it?

I'm using Win7 with JAWS 14. I've tested a few options in the quick settings
dialog, but without success. I virtualized the definition window and
switched off the meddlesome graphics, but other random words entered into
the window and disrupted the flow.

So far, Wordweb is the best option, but I think "Read only edit" is going to
haunt my dreams and prevent me from taking advantage of it unless you or
someone else tells me how to make it go away.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Doris and
Chris
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 7:19 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

Don't forget Wordweb that in its basic version is free and accessible out of
the box. It is a wonderful dictionary and thesaurus for the English language
that I have been using since before I lost my sight in 1998.

I have not used the Sage dictionary though I think I have a copy of it
flying around here somewhere.

Cheers,

Doris




At 03:59 PM 2/10/2013 -0600, you wrote:
Adrian,
I haven't really needed an off-line dictionary since I bought Open
Book. It includes the American Heritage Dictionary. If I need
something more portable, I grab my little Franklin Language Master that
I've had for about 20 years.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
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<Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:07 PM
Subject: RE: The Sage Dictionary


Yes, and because you need to use the JAWS cursor to read the
definition,
you
must virtualize the window with JAWS key+alt+w in order to make a copy.

Gary, do you know of any other good off-line dictionaries? With
Windows
XP,
I had the Webster's Random House, which I liked a lot, but it hasn't
been updated to work correctly with Win7.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Gary
King
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:31 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

I installed the Sage Dictionary and took it for a spin. Switching
graphics
to None in Quick Settings gets rid of some of the clutter on the screen.

The most obvious problem is that there is no cursor in the definition
section, so it doesn't get the focus when a definition is displayed.
This means that you have to use the JAWS cursor to read the definition
after
you
find it.

Looking up more than one word causes definitions to appear under
multiple tabs. I'm not sure how useful this is. You can set the
number of tabs
you
want in Options. I set this option to 1 until I find out what benefit
multiple tabs would be to me. If you did want multiple tabs, you
would
want

to be able to switch among them with Control plus Tab.

That's about all I've learned so far. It might be interesting to
compare the definitions of several words to definitions in other
dictionaries to
get

an idea of how good this dictionary is in areas other than accessibility.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
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<Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 10:44 AM
Subject: The Sage Dictionary


Hi. I am posting to bring attention to what appears to be a very good
dictionary that can be loaded onto a computer, thus avoiding the need
of going online, and whose owner says it is open to accessibility
improvements.
The company has asked me to inform it of my experience, and I'm
hoping that others on the list will find such a resource valuable
enough to want to send along your own accessibility reports.



The Sage dictionary is free, although we are ask to make a nominal
contribution if we find it useful. Information and download links are
here:



http://www.sequencepublishing.com/thesage.html#download



All I've done so far is figure out how to locate and read a definition.
It
requires turning off graphics and using the JAWS cursor. As some of
you will realize from my many recent posts, I am buried in the tasks
of learning
Win7
and Office 2010, or else I would have delved deeper. Again, I'm
hoping some of you share my interest in a quality, free or low-cost
off-line dictionary and would be willing to assess and report other
accessibility issues.



The address to send comments to is:

info@sequencepublishing.com



To conclude, here's what a company representative named Frank wrote
to me last night:



Please let us know of your progress.



We have long toyed with the idea of creating a macro-option that
would automatically adjust all the individual options to values that
are

best suited to the visually impaired. Unfortunately, our lack of
experience in this area is complete.



You might want to know that a complete redesign of TheSage is in
its preliminary stages. We don't have any dates yet but this could be
a

great opportunity to build in accessibility features from the start.

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Re: Wordweb Dictionary

Tom Lange
 

Hi,
Just a couple of thoughts/guesses here as I haven't investigated this yet. First, is there a way to tell the settings center to suppress announcement of control types? If you're familiar with the controls already and know that you're in a read-only edit box, suppressing the reading of control types might do the trick. If that isn't possible through settings center, than what about setting user verbosity to advanced? Would that do the trick? As I said, just a couple of guesses...

Tom

----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 7:52 PM
Subject: Wordweb Dictionary


I'm re-posting to make the subject line relevant. Apologies for the
duplication.

Doris,

I took your advice and downloaded Wordweb. It is easy to understand and
navigate. It ought to meet my needs for an off-line dictionary. For me, and
others, it has only one problem that I've noticed so far, but it's a very
distracting one. Each time I open a definition, JAWS says, "Read only edit."
Each time I arrow down through the definition, I get the same verbalization:
"Read only edit. Read only edit."

Have you experienced this? If so, have you solved it?

I'm using Win7 with JAWS 14. I've tested a few options in the quick settings
dialog, but without success. I virtualized the definition window and
switched off the meddlesome graphics, but other random words entered into
the window and disrupted the flow.

So far, Wordweb is the best option, but I think "Read only edit" is going to
haunt my dreams and prevent me from taking advantage of it unless you or
someone else tells me how to make it go away.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [
mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Doris and Chris
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 7:19 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

Don't forget Wordweb that in its basic version is free and accessible out of
the box. It is a wonderful dictionary and thesaurus for the English language
that I have been using since before I lost my sight in
1998.

I have not used the Sage dictionary though I think I have a copy of it
flying around here somewhere.

Cheers,

Doris


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Re: Wordweb Dictionary

julie <memphis.magnolia@...>
 

From where did you download wordWeb?


Re: Wordweb Dictionary

Doris and Chris
 

Check on

www.jfwlite.com

There are scripts for an older version of wordweb. Recompile and see if those help. I have just gotten used to hearing the "read only edit". You may also be able to silence this in the "speech and sound Manager" but I am not an expert in the use of this.

hth

Doris

At 10:52 PM 2/13/2013 -0500, you wrote:
I'm re-posting to make the subject line relevant. Apologies for the
duplication.

Doris,

I took your advice and downloaded Wordweb. It is easy to understand and
navigate. It ought to meet my needs for an off-line dictionary. For me, and
others, it has only one problem that I've noticed so far, but it's a very
distracting one. Each time I open a definition, JAWS says, "Read only edit."
Each time I arrow down through the definition, I get the same verbalization:
"Read only edit. Read only edit."

Have you experienced this? If so, have you solved it?

I'm using Win7 with JAWS 14. I've tested a few options in the quick settings
dialog, but without success. I virtualized the definition window and
switched off the meddlesome graphics, but other random words entered into
the window and disrupted the flow.

So far, Wordweb is the best option, but I think "Read only edit" is going to
haunt my dreams and prevent me from taking advantage of it unless you or
someone else tells me how to make it go away.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [
mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Doris and Chris
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 7:19 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

Don't forget Wordweb that in its basic version is free and accessible out of
the box. It is a wonderful dictionary and thesaurus for the English language
that I have been using since before I lost my sight in
1998.

I have not used the Sage dictionary though I think I have a copy of it
flying around here somewhere.

Cheers,

Doris


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Wordweb Dictionary

Adrian Spratt
 

I'm re-posting to make the subject line relevant. Apologies for the
duplication.

Doris,

I took your advice and downloaded Wordweb. It is easy to understand and
navigate. It ought to meet my needs for an off-line dictionary. For me, and
others, it has only one problem that I've noticed so far, but it's a very
distracting one. Each time I open a definition, JAWS says, "Read only edit."
Each time I arrow down through the definition, I get the same verbalization:
"Read only edit. Read only edit."

Have you experienced this? If so, have you solved it?

I'm using Win7 with JAWS 14. I've tested a few options in the quick settings
dialog, but without success. I virtualized the definition window and
switched off the meddlesome graphics, but other random words entered into
the window and disrupted the flow.

So far, Wordweb is the best option, but I think "Read only edit" is going to
haunt my dreams and prevent me from taking advantage of it unless you or
someone else tells me how to make it go away.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [
mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Doris and Chris
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 7:19 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: The Sage Dictionary

Don't forget Wordweb that in its basic version is free and accessible out of
the box. It is a wonderful dictionary and thesaurus for the English language
that I have been using since before I lost my sight in
1998.

I have not used the Sage dictionary though I think I have a copy of it
flying around here somewhere.

Cheers,

Doris