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moderated Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

Glenn / Lenny
 

See if it is available in device manager.
Either go directly to device manager and type scanner in the edit field, or from the windows key edit field, type in scanner and select scanners and cameras and make sure Windows is aware of the device.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

When I click “Acquire” my computer announces “ Finished – Failed to recognize text.” The scanner has not operated at all at this point. I have only 1 scanner and it is recognized in the “Convenient OCR” “Cameras and Scanners”  dialog. Any ideas why the scanner is not engaged or suggestions I might try to produce scanning?

 

J Edward Culpepper, PhD

Huntsville, Alabama

 


moderated Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

Ed Culpepper
 

When I click “Acquire” my computer announces “ Finished – Failed to recognize text.” The scanner has not operated at all at this point. I have only 1 scanner and it is recognized in the “Convenient OCR” “Cameras and Scanners”  dialog. Any ideas why the scanner is not engaged or suggestions I might try to produce scanning?

 

J Edward Culpepper, PhD

Huntsville, Alabama

 


moderated Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

Van Lant, Robin
 

I haven’t had as much luck scanning more complicated documents with columns or charts using the JAWS OCR.  I tend to open them using K1000 if it’s more complicated.  I only use VoiceDream Scanner on my phone for quick things I need to read and it’s true that it works best with a stand.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of CJ &AA MAY
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

 

I haven’t as yet explored this ability within Jaws. Could someone give me a quick overview?

Alison

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: 11 June 2020 15:24
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

 

That is the difference between a stand-alone $1000 piece of software and a free built-in utility.

I suppose, if you don’t mind extra stuff, you could take a screen shot after you do the Jaws scan.

 

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:14 AM
To: JFWList <jfw@groups.IO>
Subject: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

 

Just learned about being able to scan a document with JAWS layered keystroke (jaws key and spacebar, then o, then a)

This is great to simply read some text and to save text. However, I see no way to scan and save as an image (i.e. jpg) This is an option in open book. Thoughts?

Al

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moderated Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

Glenn / Lenny
 

When I was working my supervisor always laughed at me because I preferred to
use my flat bed scanner and did not feel the need for the agency to buy me a
pearl scanner.
I think a flat bed scanner will always give a better picture than a camera
of any type.
Although the flat bed scanner is still a camera.
That has always puzzled me, if flat bed scanners get better cameras inside
as time goes on, or if they basically keep the same technology.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Goldfield" <david.goldfield@outlook.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:58 PM
Subject: Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS


Honestly, my opinion is that scanning material with a flatbed scanner is
always going to be a bit easier than using a phone unless you have a
stand that can position your phone in a stationary location. Even then
starting a scanner from a PC keyboard and using that keyboard to quickly
save a document or copy and paste that scanned text into another
document is, at least for me, a much faster and more efficient
experience. There may be others who feel differently about this and I'd
be interested in hearing their perspective.


On 6/11/2020 4:26 PM, David Csercsics wrote:
While we're on this topic, how does things like OpenBook compare to
scanning apps for the phone, or things like envision AI?





moderated Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Honestly, my opinion is that scanning material with a flatbed scanner is always going to be a bit easier than using a phone unless you have a stand that can position your phone in a stationary location. Even then starting a scanner from a PC keyboard and using that keyboard to quickly save a document or copy and paste that scanned text into another document is, at least for me, a much faster and more efficient experience. There may be others who feel differently about this and I'd be interested in hearing their perspective.

On 6/11/2020 4:26 PM, David Csercsics wrote:
While we're on this topic, how does things like OpenBook compare to scanning apps for the phone, or things like envision AI?




moderated Re: Podcast, New Feature

Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) <steven.hicks@...>
 

Well after a long search, I found what I think is the registry settings but it is very complicated and involves hex values.

If you don’t use hex values, it won’t work and I have an example to set it from the default of 3 seconds to 60 but I wanted something less, I wanted something like 2 minutes so I guess I am going to have to find the hex for 120 which is the setting for 120 second = two minutes and test that otherwise I think it will drain the battery big time.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Homuth
Sent: 11 June 2020 14:41
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Podcast, New Feature

 

That’s very common especially with Dell laptops, but basically anything with a Realtek driver. My solution was a registry tweak. Not sure if it will survive a driver update, but I haven’t had the problem since I changed the required entries, so I’m good.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shan Noyes
Sent: June 11, 2020 9:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Podcast, New Feature

 

Yes, what is happening is to save power some sound card drivers are putting the card into a sleep or shutdown mode and so when Jaws goes to send info to the sound card it has to wake up.  This isn’t happening to everyone.  The solution was a small program was written that continually sends something to the card to keep it active. And that way it didn’t have to wake up.

 

In the June release of Jaws they are going to build this feature of keeping the card awake as an option that a person can turn on if they are experiencing the issue.

 

Have a good day.

 

 

 

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Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Podcast, New Feature

 

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Not sure if anyone has listened to the latest podcast but there was an option mentioned for some laptops that cut off the first part of speech with bluetooth headphones, did anyone listen to this?

 

 

 

 

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moderated Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

David Csercsics
 

While we're on this topic, how does things like OpenBook compare to scanning apps for the phone, or things like envision AI?


moderated Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

David Griffith
 

Does Jaws OCR have a book mode scanning like in Open Book or other scanners, that is single key activation of next page scan using something like the spacebar?

David Griffith

 

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From: Ron Pelletier
Sent: 11 June 2020 17:58
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

 

Hi Alan,

 

You can scan using JAWS in the newer versions but it sure is not up to snuff to equal Openbook. It will scan a document but you couldn’t ever do with it what students and working people need. Vispero give as an excuse not to update OpenBook that they would rather continue to develop JAWS scanning abilities rather than updating OpenBook. They haven’t updated it in years and, where does that leave those of us who purchased it a high price.  

 

Ron & Danvers

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:14 AM
To: JFWList <jfw@groups.IO>
Subject: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

 

Just learned about being able to scan a document with JAWS layered keystroke (jaws key and spacebar, then o, then a)

This is great to simply read some text and to save text. However, I see no way to scan and save as an image (i.e. jpg) This is an option in open book. Thoughts?

Al

 


moderated Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

Alan Robbins
 

Alison,

 

Here are some suggestions I saved from list member, Mike B:

 

How to scan files using a scanning device with the Jaws OCR feature.  Steps are below.  This will only work with JAWS2018 and newer.
 
1. Place whatever you want scanned with the OCR feature on your scanner.
 
2. Press the JAWS Key + Spacebar, then, O, for OCR, and press, A , for acquire.
 
3. Choose the scanner from the, Scanner & Camera combo box pop-up, tab to the, Acquire button, press the spacebar, and the scanner will scan the file using
the Jaws OCR feature.  It will then read it to you.  This is GREAT!
Note:  The shortcut keystroke to acquire is, Alt + Q.
 
To save the file you can export it to Excel or, after scanning select all the text with, Control + A, press, Control + C, to copy to the clipboard, then
paste the text, Control + V, into a text or Word
file and save.

 

 

Best,

Al

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of CJ &AA MAY
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 1:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

 

I haven’t as yet explored this ability within Jaws. Could someone give me a quick overview?

Alison

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: 11 June 2020 15:24
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

 

That is the difference between a stand-alone $1000 piece of software and a free built-in utility.

I suppose, if you don’t mind extra stuff, you could take a screen shot after you do the Jaws scan.

 

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:14 AM
To: JFWList <jfw@groups.IO>
Subject: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

 

Just learned about being able to scan a document with JAWS layered keystroke (jaws key and spacebar, then o, then a)

This is great to simply read some text and to save text. However, I see no way to scan and save as an image (i.e. jpg) This is an option in open book. Thoughts?

Al


moderated Re: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

kevin meyers
 

Is it possible to have capitalized letters be spoken with a different pitch  when I just arrow through the document in Word? I did add to the pitch for all voices and it will speake with a higher pitch if I read the line with the jaws key and up arrow.  

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Chen
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

 

Awesome. This works. Thanks Mike.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

 

Hi Richard,

 

Try the following to see if this setting change will help you with what you're trying to do:

 

1. While in Word press, Insert + 6, on the number row to open, Word Settings Center.

 

2. Down arrow to, Say all closed, and right arrow to open.

 

3. Down arrow to, Indicate Caps during Say All not checked, and press the spacebar to check this option.
note:  this option explained;  Select this check box to have JAWS announce capitalization when reading with Say All. JAWS announces "cap" for single capital letters, and "all cap" for capitalized words. This check box is cleared by default.

 

4. Tab to, Apply , press the spacebar, now tab to, Okay , and press enter to save / close.


Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

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

Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:56 PM

Subject: Identifying Capitalized Words in MS Word

 

Hello,

 

I’m using MS Word, and I am trying to figure out if the Jaws sound schemes can be customized so that an entire word with the initial letter capitalized can be identified by pitch change or other sound? I know that the sound schemes can help you identify the first letter when a word is capitalized but when I’m proofreading documents as an attorney using “say all” I need to be able to identify if words in a sentence are capitalized more efficiently.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you

 

 


moderated Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

Ann Byrne
 

K1000 saves works better for me than Openbook or JAWS

At 12:03 PM 6/11/2020, you wrote:
Maybe Open Book needs no further development.
If there are suggestions for improving OB, maybe they would add them to it.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: <mailto:ron.pelletier@sympatico.ca>Ron Pelletier
To: <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

Hi Alan,

You can scan using JAWS in the newer versions but it sure is not up to snuff to equal Openbook. It will scan a document but you couldn't ever do with it what students and working people need. Vispero give as an excuse not to update OpenBook that they would rather continue to develop JAWS scanning abilities rather than updating OpenBook. They haven't updated it in years and, where does that leave those of us who purchased it a high price.

Ron & Danvers

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:14 AM
To: JFWList <jfw@groups.IO>
Subject: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

Just learned about being able to scan a document with JAWS layered keystroke (jaws key and spacebar, then o, then a)
This is great to simply read some text and to save text. However, I see no way to scan and save as an image (i.e. jpg) This is an option in open book. Thoughts?
Al


moderated Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

CJ &AA MAY
 

I haven’t as yet explored this ability within Jaws. Could someone give me a quick overview?

Alison

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: 11 June 2020 15:24
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

 

That is the difference between a stand-alone $1000 piece of software and a free built-in utility.

I suppose, if you don’t mind extra stuff, you could take a screen shot after you do the Jaws scan.

 

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:14 AM
To: JFWList <jfw@groups.IO>
Subject: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

 

Just learned about being able to scan a document with JAWS layered keystroke (jaws key and spacebar, then o, then a)

This is great to simply read some text and to save text. However, I see no way to scan and save as an image (i.e. jpg) This is an option in open book. Thoughts?

Al


moderated Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

Glenn / Lenny
 

Maybe Open Book needs no further development.
If there are suggestions for improving OB, maybe they would add them to it.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

Hi Alan,

 

You can scan using JAWS in the newer versions but it sure is not up to snuff to equal Openbook. It will scan a document but you couldn’t ever do with it what students and working people need. Vispero give as an excuse not to update OpenBook that they would rather continue to develop JAWS scanning abilities rather than updating OpenBook. They haven’t updated it in years and, where does that leave those of us who purchased it a high price.  

 

Ron & Danvers

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:14 AM
To: JFWList <jfw@groups.IO>
Subject: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

 

Just learned about being able to scan a document with JAWS layered keystroke (jaws key and spacebar, then o, then a)

This is great to simply read some text and to save text. However, I see no way to scan and save as an image (i.e. jpg) This is an option in open book. Thoughts?

Al


moderated Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

Ron Pelletier
 

Hi Alan,

 

You can scan using JAWS in the newer versions but it sure is not up to snuff to equal Openbook. It will scan a document but you couldn’t ever do with it what students and working people need. Vispero give as an excuse not to update OpenBook that they would rather continue to develop JAWS scanning abilities rather than updating OpenBook. They haven’t updated it in years and, where does that leave those of us who purchased it a high price.  

 

Ron & Danvers

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:14 AM
To: JFWList <jfw@groups.IO>
Subject: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

 

Just learned about being able to scan a document with JAWS layered keystroke (jaws key and spacebar, then o, then a)

This is great to simply read some text and to save text. However, I see no way to scan and save as an image (i.e. jpg) This is an option in open book. Thoughts?

Al


moderated Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

Dan Longmore
 

Hi,

  After scanning with JAWS OCR select the text in the JAWS viewer, copy and paste to a document.  Possible workaround.

 

Dan

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:14 AM
To: JFWList <jfw@groups.IO>
Subject: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

 

Just learned about being able to scan a document with JAWS layered keystroke (jaws key and spacebar, then o, then a)

This is great to simply read some text and to save text. However, I see no way to scan and save as an image (i.e. jpg) This is an option in open book. Thoughts?

Al


moderated thunderbird and hearing the numberof deleted message in my trash folder

Casey <cwollner@...>
 

Hi before I updated my deleted messages in my deleted folder in thunderbird.

Now since I have updated to windows 2004 the latest update of that my Jaws doesn't tell my the number of deleted messages in thunderbird.

When I ma on that folder in thunderbird.

So how can I correct this?

I am running the latest update for windows 10 2004 and the latest version of Jaws 2020.


--
Casey


moderated Re: Desktop short cut hot keys

Richard Turner
 

That has never worked for me.

Been there, done that.

I’m glad it works for you.

The pinning to the task bar works flawlessly, so long as I remember which number is which program, grin.

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:06 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Desktop short cut hot keys

 

Once you’ve created a desktop shortcut to a specific version of JAWS, try renaming it. for example, I’ve renamed JAWS 2020 as “JAWS 2020 shortcut.” This method was recommended by an FS tech support guy, and it has worked for me for several versions. Don’t ask me why.

To rename a file, place focus on the filename, then press F2 to bring up an edit field. Make the changes, then press enter.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 1:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Desktop short cut hot keys

 

Apparently, some systems, mine included, and I'm running Windows 10 Home 64 bit; Jaws 2020 blocks the desktop hotkeys.

I worked with Eric Damery last fall after Jaws 2020 came out.

They thought the November or maybe the December update had fixed it, but they stopped working.

They work with other screen readers.

 

Later,

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

On Jun 10, 2020, at 9:50 PM, Marty Hutchings <mhutchings152730@...> wrote:

I am using JAWS 2020 with Windows 7 and have several hot keys set up to quickly open applications like JAWS, but they have stopped working.  I noticed this when I had shut down JAWS and tried to restart it with Alt + CTRL + J and nothing happened.  I later discovered that none of my hot key short cuts were working.  What would cause them to stop working?


moderated Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

Richard Turner
 

That is the difference between a stand-alone $1000 piece of software and a free built-in utility.

I suppose, if you don’t mind extra stuff, you could take a screen shot after you do the Jaws scan.

 

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:14 AM
To: JFWList <jfw@groups.IO>
Subject: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

 

Just learned about being able to scan a document with JAWS layered keystroke (jaws key and spacebar, then o, then a)

This is great to simply read some text and to save text. However, I see no way to scan and save as an image (i.e. jpg) This is an option in open book. Thoughts?

Al


moderated Re: Podcast, New Feature

Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) <steven.hicks@...>
 

Very strange, thanks for sharing!

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shan Noyes
Sent: 11 June 2020 15:05
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Podcast, New Feature
Importance: High

 

The interesting thing is that the issue doesn’t show up on all laptops  using the Realtek  drivers.  I have a HP laptop and it is running windows 10 1909 haven’t pulled down or had the latest version pushed to me yet, but I’ve never had this sound problem.

 

But if you want to read on I’ll tell you about an issue I had with my laptop when I upgraded to windows 10 18.03 version.  It’s a weird story and the solution was insane. But it fixed my issues.  I actually worked with Freedom Scientific, and it was the accessibility folks at Microsoft the tier 3 folks who solved it.

 

My laptop is a fully loaded system 20 gb of ram 5.1 surround sound with a touch screen. 

 

Yes, I know I didn’t need some of these features like the h HG screen but the system came with dual AC wireless and I loved the keyboard action.  I’m a little picky when it comes to the keyboard and so tested out lots of systems before purchasing one.

 

Anyways, my system worked fine with windows 10 17.09.  however, after upgrading to the 18.03 release I discovered a very annoying bug.

 

The keyboard echo worked fine as long as I was working on the desktop or in a ms office product.  When you typed the characters would be spoken correctly.  Or words for that matter. 

 

However, when one launched an internet browser to go to the web suddenly the keyboard echo was insane.  When you hit a character it did not report the character properly.  E.g. hit the letter w and it might say r

 

The interesting thing was if you went back and reviewed what you had typed the characters were reported as expected.

 

I thought maybe it was a keyboard driver.  It wasn’t. Microsoft the first folks checked that.  no the driver was upto date.  We then checked the sound drivers they were up to date.

 

Note: this browser issue happened with narrator as well.

 

So the tier I folks ended up passing me to the tier 2 folks.  They checked things out as well. No good.  So they passed me back to the tier 3 folks.

 

So had to set up a time for the tier 3 folks to call me.  When they did we set up a remote session so they could come on to my laptop.  And with in 5 minutes the issue was fixed.

 

Hold it wait!!!!

 

I bet none of you will guess what the solution was.  I still shake my head when thinking about it.  But the solution just goes to show you how interrelated the windows code is.

 

The solution was to lock my screen into land scape mode.  As soon as we did this, everything worked fine.  In any web browser when a person hit the letter w it said w. etc.

 

So that’s my weird solution and story about windows10.

 

Have a good day everyone.

 

 

 

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Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:41 AM
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That’s very common especially with Dell laptops, but basically anything with a Realtek driver. My solution was a registry tweak. Not sure if it will survive a driver update, but I haven’t had the problem since I changed the required entries, so I’m good.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shan Noyes
Sent: June 11, 2020 9:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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Yes, what is happening is to save power some sound card drivers are putting the card into a sleep or shutdown mode and so when Jaws goes to send info to the sound card it has to wake up.  This isn’t happening to everyone.  The solution was a small program was written that continually sends something to the card to keep it active. And that way it didn’t have to wake up.

 

In the June release of Jaws they are going to build this feature of keeping the card awake as an option that a person can turn on if they are experiencing the issue.

 

Have a good day.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:09 AM
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Hi,

 

Not sure if anyone has listened to the latest podcast but there was an option mentioned for some laptops that cut off the first part of speech with bluetooth headphones, did anyone listen to this?

 

 

 

 

Steven Hicks.

Servicedesk 2 Team Leader.

Tel:  01209 318620.

Mobile:  07393 792548.

EMail:  Steven.Hicks@....

 



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Richard Turner
 

Windows 10 2004 is Available; Narrator Gets Improved Web and Outlook Support, Even Firefox Compatibility

J.J. Meddaugh Jun 11, 2020 06:03 AM ET

 

Windows 10 version 2004, the first major update for Windows this decade, is here, and while the updates are smaller, there are a variety of new features and bug fixes included.
Let's start with kaomoji, which is apparently a word meaning Japanese emoji. Actually, this isn't anything I've ever used, so let's move on for now to more useful stuff.

Dictation support has been added for additional languages, including English variants for the UK and Australia. If you haven't tried dictation before, it works rather well out of the box, and can be toggled with the hotkey Windows+H. You will hear two ascending tones to start dictation, and two descending tones when finished. In NVDA, text, is read aloud as you dictate, so this naturally works best using headphones.

Various settings screens, including network settings, have gained a revamp. Much of this is visual, but it may provide some additional data that will be useful. If you use virtual desktops, the feature which allows you to have more than one desktop to separate your apps, you can now rename these instead of just having Desktop 1, Desktop 2, etc. If you haven't tried this feature, Tangela is looking at doing a post soon, so stay tuned.

There's even some updates to Notepad, yes Notepad, including a keyboard shortcut for Save As (Ctrl+Shift+S), and to close a window (Ctrl+W).

Specifically for accessibility, there are a variety of changes included in Narrator and magnifier. For one, web page reading has been improved with a variety of tweaks, a new shortcut to read a summary of a page (Narrator+S), and even surprise support for Mozilla Firefox. This post from the Windows Experience Blog expounds further on many of these changes, including several Magnifier improvements.

You can get the update now by checking for updates in Settings, or if you are impatient, grab the free Windows 10 Update Assistant to get it now. If you had an older version of the Update Assistant on your computer, you may need to download this tool again to get the latest version. While most bugs should be squashed by now, there are some scattered reports of some trouble, especially with Lenovo Thinkpad users, so you may not want to rush into this one unless you are dying to get one of these features.

We've included some extra accessibility notes below:

Accessibility Improvements (Build 18945)

Narrator now provides a more efficient reading experience when reading messages in Outlook or Windows Mail

When the message is opened, Scan Mode will turn on automatically. This allows the user to use their arrow keys to read the message in addition to all other Scan Mode hotkeys to jump through the text of the message.

Email messages like newsletters and marketing content are often formatted using tables to visually represent the look of the message. For a screen reader user, this information is not needed while reading the message. Narrator now recognizes some of these situations and will remove the information about the table to allow you to quickly move through the text contained in the message. This lets you to be much more efficient while reading these types of email messages.

Narrator s Outlook folder reading has been enhanced for an optimal triaging experience

As you read through your emails in Outlook, such as the inbox, Narrator now reads the information more efficiently. Each line item now starts with the status of the email, such as unread, forwarded, etc., followed by the other columns, such as from, subject, etc. Column headers will be silenced and columns with no data or that have the default (expected value) will be silenced, such as normal importance or unflagged, etc. While in Outlook, headers can be turned back on by pressing Narrator + H which will toggle their reading on and off.

Text cursor indicator

Have you ever had an issue finding the text cursor in the middle of a large amount of text, during a presentation, or on the screen in an educational setting? The new Text cursor indicator will help you see and find the text cursor wherever you are at any time! Select from a range of sizes for the text cursor indicator and make it a color easy for you to see. Or, personalize the color of your text cursor indicator to your personal preference. In the Ease of Access settings, open the new Text cursor page, turn on the text cursor indicator, and never lose track of your text cursor ever again!

Other Accessibility Improvements (Build 18932)

Narrator will now automatically start reading webpages and emails: Do you want to hear the most valuable content faster? Narrator now automatically starts reading webpages when they are loaded. Narrator will start reading at the main landmark, if there is one, or will fall back to a reasonable paragraph. Narrator will also start automatically reading emails when they are opened in Outlook and the inbox Mail applications. If you find experiences that aren   t working well, please send us feedback.

The Magnifier UI now works with dark theme and text sizing options. The image below shows two Magnifier windows. The top one is in Light theme and default text size; the bottom one is in Dark theme and the text is scaled at 125%.

Accessibility improvements (Build 18894)

Table reading improvements: Narrator is now more efficient when reading tables. Header information is not repeated when navigating within the same row or column. Entering and exiting tables is also less verbose.

Narrator web page summary: There   s a new command in Narrator to give a webpage summary! (Narrator + S). Currently this command will give information about hyperlinks, landmarks and headings.

Magnifier text cursor setting: Windows Magnifier has a new ability to keep the text cursor in the center of the screen making it easier and smoother to type. Centered on the screen is on by default and can be changed in the Magnifier settings.

Improved Windows Sandbox accessibility (Build 18855)

We have made several updates to improve Windows Sandbox accessibility scenarios. This includes:

Microphone support

Added functionality to configure the audio input device via the Windows Sandbox config file

A Shift + Alt + PrintScreen key sequence in Windows Sandbox which activates the ease of access dialog for enabling high contrast mode.

A ctrl + alt + break key sequence in Windows Sandbox which allows entering/exiting fullscreen mode

Sources

What is new in Windows 10 May 2020 Update version 2004 (20H1) - Windows 10 Help Forums
What s coming in Windows 10 accessibility - Windows Experience Blog
Windows 10 version 2004 is here - here's what you need to know about it - Neowin

 

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

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