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moderated Re: Zoom and microphone issue

Anna Givens
 

Laptop, and just trying to to use internal mic that is part of the computer.

Anna

On Mar 22, 2020, at 1:01 PM, Abraham Sweiss <abrahamsweiss8@...> wrote:

Two quick questions:


1. Is this a desktop or laptop?
2. Are you using an external microphone?


Thanks,abraham

On Mar 22, 2020, at 12:32 PM, Anna Givens <annajee82@...> wrote:

Trying to use zoom on my computer. It doesn’t seem to hear me and when I test the microphone it doesn’t hear me.
Ideas?

Thanks.

Anna


moderated Re: upgrading Jaws

netbat66
 

no, you can keep both versions if you want. it should ask you if you want to import the settings from the previous version, which you can say no to.
each version is installed in seperat folders
you may have to change the desktop short cut keys to start each version.
most of the time the new installation will not assign the control alt j keys to the new desktop icon.

-----Original Message-----
From: CJ &AA MAY
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws



Due to the problems I have been experiencing, I have decided to upgrade Jaws to Jaws 20.

Do I need to remove the former version before loading the new version – I don’t want to import the current issues I am experiencing.

Alison

moderated Re: Zoom and microphone issue

Abraham Sweiss
 

Two quick questions:


1. Is this a desktop or laptop?
2. Are you using an external microphone?


Thanks,abraham

On Mar 22, 2020, at 12:32 PM, Anna Givens <annajee82@...> wrote:

Trying to use zoom on my computer. It doesn’t seem to hear me and when I test the microphone it doesn’t hear me.
Ideas?

Thanks.

Anna

moderated Re: upgrading Jaws

CJ &AA MAY
 

Due to the problems I have been experiencing, I have decided to upgrade Jaws to Jaws 20.

Do I need to remove the former version before loading the new version – I don’t want to import the current issues I am experiencing.

Alison

 

moderated Zoom and microphone issue

Anna Givens
 

Trying to use zoom on my computer. It doesn’t seem to hear me and when I test the microphone it doesn’t hear me.
Ideas?

Thanks.

Anna

moderated Re: Accessible site for corona statistics?

 

There is a table, in the middle of this webpage:  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/coronavirus-maps.html?action=click&pgtype=Article&state=default&module=styln-coronavirus&variant=show&region=TOP_BANNER&context=storyline_menu

That is a by-country table of number of cases and deaths, and the table can be expanded if you wish to look at countries not particularly hard-hit at this time.  The last column is a graphic showing relative number of new cases by week since the end of January through today, and I imagine that range is constantly shifting, and given the amount of information that can be packed into said graphic I am doubting that there is alt-text that runs through each on a week-by-week basis.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

        ~ Joshua Liebman

moderated Re: Accessible site for corona statistics?

Jim Fettgather
 

Because the CDC is a government web site, it complies with federal
guidelines for accessibility, and so this page has current information"

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Accessible site for corona statistics?

Can anyone recommend a text-based site for corona
statistics? Everything I find is a graphical screen, or a map.

Thx,

moderated Accessible site for corona statistics?

Ann Byrne
 

Can anyone recommend a text-based site for corona statistics? Everything I find is a graphical screen, or a map.

Thx,

moderated Re: Notice the following with JAWS 2020

Richard Turner
 

Ron,
I think you may have found a bug.
Under Number and Date processing in Jaws settings center, there is a checkbox for Say Dollar. If checked, it is supposed to do what you want.
But for me, checked or unchecked it says the same thing.
The text after that checkbox is:
When selected, numbers preceded by a dollar sign are read using the dollars and cents format. For example, $9.95 is read as nine dollars and ninety five cents. To read monetary values less than a dollar, a zero is required to represent dollars. For example, $0.02 is read as two cents.

Richard

🖖 Live long and prosper


Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Kolesar
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:45 AM
To: JAWS User's Group Mailing List <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Notice the following with JAWS 2020

Good morning to all, from Ron Kolesar.
Noticed the following when speaking dollar signs.
For some weird reason it's saying dollar and the figures, instead of saying the figures then the word dollars.
For example, for $2.00 it will say dollar two instead of two dollars.
How can we fix this?
Many thanks.
Ron KR3DOG
In the good old days of Morse code Shorthand, 73's AKA Best Regards and or Best Whishes,From Ron Kolesar Volunteer Certified Licensed Emergency Communications Station And Volunteer Certified Licensed Ham Radio Station With the Call Sign of KR3DOG

moderated Re: Accessible VPN service

John Covici
 

No, I have not tried it, I am setting up my own vpn on a colo I have
instead.

On Sun, 22 Mar 2020 09:03:56 -0400,
multi 85 wrote:

Thanks John, I have heard of this. Have you tried it? Works well with JAWS?

On 3/22/20, John Covici <covici@...> wrote:
How about Express vpn?

On Sun, 22 Mar 2020 05:35:12 -0400,
Ari Damoulakis wrote:

Thanks very much for the warning James, I was seriously considering them.
The free ones aren't that good, the clients. Tunnelbear I can't even
get to work with Jaws, and hotspot shield is no good either.

On 3/22/20, James English <james13english@...> wrote:
Hello,

Do not, and I repeat do not, use Vypr VPN. If you torrent, it will not
help as they take the copyright holders rights over yours. If you get
locked out of your account, good luck as their customer support has a
captcha. Also, for some reason, the client just randomly (with no
changes being made by me) stopped working on my laptop one day.

- James

On 3/21/20, Ari Damoulakis <aridamoulakis@...> wrote:
Thanks James, do you also know anything about VYPR VPN?
TorGuard will help if you are outside a location and you want to
stream something specific to that location, like US or UK TV for
example?
Thanks
Ari






--
Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is:
How do
you spend it?

John Covici wb2una
covici@...




--
Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is:
How do
you spend it?

John Covici wb2una
covici@...

moderated Re: Understanding the Jaws version numbers?

Richard Turner
 

That is the day of the month it was released.



Richard
"There's a nap for that." 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com



On Mar 22, 2020, at 5:53 AM, Jay <jcoffin@...> wrote:



Hi.

 

I’m just curious how to understand the Jaws version numbers. For example, 2020.2003.13 I know that 2020 is the year the version is released, and 202003 is the year and month it was released, but what are the last numbers? What is the 13 meaning? Is it a build number or something?

 

Thanks.

moderated Re: Accessible VPN service

Ari Damoulakis
 

It's interesting you guys should say that. I heard on another list
that this doesn't work well with jaws?
I must look at it properly.
Ari

On 3/22/20, multi 85 <multi851@...> wrote:
Thanks John, I have heard of this. Have you tried it? Works well with JAWS?

On 3/22/20, John Covici <covici@...> wrote:
How about Express vpn?

On Sun, 22 Mar 2020 05:35:12 -0400,
Ari Damoulakis wrote:

Thanks very much for the warning James, I was seriously considering
them.
The free ones aren't that good, the clients. Tunnelbear I can't even
get to work with Jaws, and hotspot shield is no good either.

On 3/22/20, James English <james13english@...> wrote:
Hello,

Do not, and I repeat do not, use Vypr VPN. If you torrent, it will not
help as they take the copyright holders rights over yours. If you get
locked out of your account, good luck as their customer support has a
captcha. Also, for some reason, the client just randomly (with no
changes being made by me) stopped working on my laptop one day.

- James

On 3/21/20, Ari Damoulakis <aridamoulakis@...> wrote:
Thanks James, do you also know anything about VYPR VPN?
TorGuard will help if you are outside a location and you want to
stream something specific to that location, like US or UK TV for
example?
Thanks
Ari






--
Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is:
How do
you spend it?

John Covici wb2una
covici@...





moderated Re: Accessible VPN service

multi 85
 

Thanks John, I have heard of this. Have you tried it? Works well with JAWS?

On 3/22/20, John Covici <covici@...> wrote:
How about Express vpn?

On Sun, 22 Mar 2020 05:35:12 -0400,
Ari Damoulakis wrote:

Thanks very much for the warning James, I was seriously considering them.
The free ones aren't that good, the clients. Tunnelbear I can't even
get to work with Jaws, and hotspot shield is no good either.

On 3/22/20, James English <james13english@...> wrote:
Hello,

Do not, and I repeat do not, use Vypr VPN. If you torrent, it will not
help as they take the copyright holders rights over yours. If you get
locked out of your account, good luck as their customer support has a
captcha. Also, for some reason, the client just randomly (with no
changes being made by me) stopped working on my laptop one day.

- James

On 3/21/20, Ari Damoulakis <aridamoulakis@...> wrote:
Thanks James, do you also know anything about VYPR VPN?
TorGuard will help if you are outside a location and you want to
stream something specific to that location, like US or UK TV for
example?
Thanks
Ari






--
Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is:
How do
you spend it?

John Covici wb2una
covici@...



moderated Understanding the Jaws version numbers?

Jay <jcoffin@...>
 

Hi.

 

I’m just curious how to understand the Jaws version numbers. For example, 2020.2003.13 I know that 2020 is the year the version is released, and 202003 is the year and month it was released, but what are the last numbers? What is the 13 meaning? Is it a build number or something?

 

Thanks.

moderated Re: Notice the following with JAWS 2020

Dean Martineau
 

I'm not finding this in the February update. I haven't applied the March
update yet. I'll test it when I do, as that would be an easy way to find
the source of the problem.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Kolesar
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 8:45 AM
To: JAWS User's Group Mailing List <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Notice the following with JAWS 2020

Good morning to all, from Ron Kolesar.
Noticed the following when speaking dollar signs.
For some weird reason it's saying dollar and the figures, instead of saying
the figures then the word dollars.
For example, for $2.00 it will say dollar two instead of two dollars.
How can we fix this?
Many thanks.
Ron KR3DOG
In the good old days of Morse code Shorthand, 73's AKA Best Regards and or
Best Whishes,From
Ron Kolesar
Volunteer Certified Licensed Emergency Communications Station
And
Volunteer Certified Licensed Ham Radio Station
With the Call Sign of KR3DOG

moderated Notice the following with JAWS 2020

Ron Kolesar
 

Good morning to all, from Ron Kolesar.
Noticed the following when speaking dollar signs.
For some weird reason it's saying dollar and the figures, instead of saying the figures then the word dollars.
For example, for $2.00 it will say dollar two instead of two dollars.
How can we fix this?
Many thanks.
Ron KR3DOG
In the good old days of Morse code Shorthand, 73's AKA Best Regards and or Best Whishes,From
Ron Kolesar
Volunteer Certified Licensed Emergency Communications Station
And
Volunteer Certified Licensed Ham Radio Station
With the Call Sign of KR3DOG

moderated Re: Accessible VPN service

John Covici
 

How about Express vpn?

On Sun, 22 Mar 2020 05:35:12 -0400,
Ari Damoulakis wrote:

Thanks very much for the warning James, I was seriously considering them.
The free ones aren't that good, the clients. Tunnelbear I can't even
get to work with Jaws, and hotspot shield is no good either.

On 3/22/20, James English <james13english@...> wrote:
Hello,

Do not, and I repeat do not, use Vypr VPN. If you torrent, it will not
help as they take the copyright holders rights over yours. If you get
locked out of your account, good luck as their customer support has a
captcha. Also, for some reason, the client just randomly (with no
changes being made by me) stopped working on my laptop one day.

- James

On 3/21/20, Ari Damoulakis <aridamoulakis@...> wrote:
Thanks James, do you also know anything about VYPR VPN?
TorGuard will help if you are outside a location and you want to
stream something specific to that location, like US or UK TV for
example?
Thanks
Ari






--
Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is:
How do
you spend it?

John Covici wb2una
covici@...

moderated Re: Accessible VPN service

Ari Damoulakis
 

Thanks very much for the warning James, I was seriously considering them.
The free ones aren't that good, the clients. Tunnelbear I can't even
get to work with Jaws, and hotspot shield is no good either.

On 3/22/20, James English <james13english@...> wrote:
Hello,

Do not, and I repeat do not, use Vypr VPN. If you torrent, it will not
help as they take the copyright holders rights over yours. If you get
locked out of your account, good luck as their customer support has a
captcha. Also, for some reason, the client just randomly (with no
changes being made by me) stopped working on my laptop one day.

- James

On 3/21/20, Ari Damoulakis <aridamoulakis@...> wrote:
Thanks James, do you also know anything about VYPR VPN?
TorGuard will help if you are outside a location and you want to
stream something specific to that location, like US or UK TV for
example?
Thanks
Ari





moderated Re: Downloading and using Kindle books with JAWS

Panagiotis Antonopoulos
 

Hi Jesim/all,

I use a braille display, which might have made matters easier. What I do is tab to table of contents, see if there are items I want to skip such as acknowledgments etc., and I choose by arrowing down, the chapter I want to read, or say, the introduction. By hitting enter once highlighted, I am brought to that section and start reading.

                                                            Hope this helps,

                                                            Takis

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gezim Rexha
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 12:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Downloading and using Kindle books with JAWS

 

Hi Takis,

 

Please excuse my ignorance, but once I get to the book title and its chapters, how can I read the book? Should I read it with JAWS, or are they audiobooks? I simply don’t know how to use it.

 

Best wishes,

Gezim

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Downloading and using Kindle books with JAWS

 

Hi Gezim/all,

If installed, then just go to your download link and press it for the book to download. Then find the kindle icon on your desktop or whatever and press it. You should ideally land on your title, which you can press on. Tabbing once, you will get to the table of contents from where you can select the part, chapter you need. Once you get more books, these will appear and I have found that right-arrowing is more handy then down-arrowing if you have many book, as I do have.

                                                            Hope this helps,

                                                            Takis

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gezim Rexha
Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Downloading and using Kindle books with JAWS

 

I installed it both on my iPhone and PC, but I don’t know how to read books at any.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Gezim

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 12:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Downloading and using Kindle books with JAWS

 

If you have a smart phone, the Kindle app works fine with either Talkback on Android, or VoiceOver on an iPhone.

Or, search for Accessible Kindle for PC, and install it.

You will need to login with your Amazon account, or create one.

Sighted assistance is helpful for that login screen, as it does not read right with JAWS.

HTH,

 

 

Richard

"There's a nap for that." 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

 

On Mar 19, 2020, at 4:25 PM, Gezim Rexha <gezim_rexha@...> wrote:



Hi list,

 

Someone sent me some Kindle books, but I can’t open them, probably because Kindle is not installed on my PC. I would appreciate if you could instruct me ho to download  and how to use it with JAWS 19.

 

Cheers,

Gezim

moderated Re: Friday Night Tech Workshop: JAWS, Just Because. Providing Help for JAWS-specific Questions. March 20, 8:00 PM, Eastern Time

Darren Tomblin
 

Is there an archive I missed it tia

73,
Darren Tomblin KC9JJJ

On Mar 20, 2020, at 10:40 PM, Jessica D <jldail13@...> wrote:

 Hi David, 
My name is Jessica. 
I really appreciated the conference you hosted tonight! 
It was very informative. 

I'm writing because I want to subscribe to your blog, but can't. 

I don't see a "subscribe" button. 

Can you please assist? 

Thanks,
Jessica 


On Mar 20, 2020, at 10:20 PM, Judy Redlich <jredlichspeaks@...> wrote:



Hey David,

Your zoom meeting tonight was great.

Lots of good questions and lots of helpful answers.

Thanks for hosting it.

 

You are right about Freedom Scientific help screens not being as clear as they could be. .  I started with version 3.0 and really learned Jaws on my own, asking questions along the way.  Have taken quite a few of F.s.’s webinars, too. 

 

I had about 5 other questions that might help in choosing topics for these Friday night tech sessions:

 

 

Questions from Judy:

What is the best screen reader to use for any of the google products?

 

What tips do you offer in navigating the web based version of office 365?

 

 

We have a new digital phone  system that ties us together throughout the world.  Each of us has a 5 digit extension.  .  Does anyone else use a digital phone system and where can you find hot keys for using it with Jaws?  I need to find out the name of it before question is asked. Actually using it with ear phones on the computer works much better than the hand set.

 

Does anyone use sales force with jaws well? Tips please?

 

Thanks much.

Judy

P.S. by the way, what microphone were you using for this conference?    I am looking for a good quality mike and head set that has a USB port that can plug into my computer.

.   ,

 

Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:19 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Friday Night Tech Workshop: JAWS, Just Because. Providing Help for JAWS-specific Questions. March 20, 8:00 PM, Eastern Time

 

Larry,

That's fabulous. Your presence will definitely enrich the experience. Many thanks.

 

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 3/18/2020 7:14 AM, Larry Gassman wrote:

David,

I will be there.

Larry

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 3:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Friday Night Tech Workshop: JAWS, Just Because. Providing Help for JAWS-specific Questions. March 20, 8:00 PM, Eastern Time

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many of us to spend more time at home. Some of us are now working from home. Some of us may be staying home to stay safe. Others may be at home in order to self-isolate or quarantine. Even before all of this began there have been many opportunities for online training using meeting platforms such as Zoom. Now that more of us are forced to stay in our homes the opportunities for remote training and assistance will likely increase.

A couple of weeks ago I attended my first Ibug conference where participants are encouraged to ask questions and to provide support for one another with their iOS devices. I really liked the format of the conference but I wanted to see a similar opportunity covering topics from a Windows perspective.

I decided that I’d like to host such a conference and this will likely be the first in a series of free, online tech workshops, assuming there is enough interest in such a project.

The first of these workshops is titled, “JAWS, Just Because” and is scheduled for Friday, March 20 at 8:00 PM Eastern time. This conference will allow users of the JAWS screen reader to both ask questions as well as to provide answers to those who use the JAWS screen reader. No question is too basic or too esoteric and it should be stressed that there is no such thing as a stupid question.

For this conference I’m looking for two types of participants. First, anyone with a question regarding JAWS is, of course, welcome. Second, I’m hoping that those who are knowledgeable in the use of JAWS will also consider participating to share knowledge. Due to time constraints we won’t have time to provide lengthy support or to tandem into a user’s machine. Questions which require this type of intervention would best be addressed by Vispero’s technical support.

In order to keep the conference running smoothly I am going to adopt a similar policy which has been successfully used by iBug. Users who wish to ask a question or to provide a response should say their name, as in, “This is John.” At that point please wait to be acknowledged by the host, as in, “Go ahead, John.”

I have some other ideas for similar workshops but would like to hear some of yours so that I can determine the needs that you have as well as the level of interest. With many of us working from home are there specific applications or programs that you might want some assistance with? Programs that come to mind are Slack, Teams, etc. Would there be interest in similar workshops for NVDA users?

I would also like to invite other assistive technology trainers to write to me privately if you’re interested in assisting with any of these workshops. Many of you may have some ideas which I haven’t thought of and you surely have expertise with topics which I do not. I am unable to provide any type of compensation for any assistance you may choose to provide but the point of these workshops is to provide free assistance to those who may be spending more time at home doing work or completing other tasks. This can be a stressful time for many of us. Many kind and patient people assisted me when I was first learning about assistive technology and I just want to pay it forward and give something back to the blindness community, particularly during this time when the need for some tech help may be even greater

Here is the relevant information about the upcoming conference.

 

Topic: JAWS, Just Because

Join our Zoom Meeting via the following link.

https://zoom.us/j/3565857579

 

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