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Tutorial for Google Chrome?

Ann Byrne
 

Does anyone have a tutorial for Google Chrome ? My student has a new job requiring her to use it instead of internet explorer, and would appreciate written instruction on what to do next.

Thx,

Ann


Re: found 2 versions of Jaws installed on pc

Pat Byrne
 

I tend to keep two versions on my desktop - hs never caused a problem and sometimes the second JAWS treats a situation better than the first.
Pat ByrneAt 06:06 PM 8/13/2018, you wrote:

Howdy:

As the subject states: Have found both Jaws v18.0, and 2018(latest updates) installed on my desktop pc.

Is there any benefit to removing the older(18) version, and if yes, is delete, or uninstall the prefereable method to do this?

Truly yours,



David S. Pearson



Re: Correcting the way my synthesizer says something

 

Just in case the original strings could contain a space or spaces between the 'v' or 'V' and the digit sequence, e.g.:

                          v 5      or  V 2.10.7

use the following for the regular expression:   (v|V)\s*([0-9]+[\.0-9]*)
and the same replacement as I gave before.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

          ~ Dorothy Nevill


Re: found 2 versions of Jaws installed on pc

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi again, David. Did you ever wonder why, when you install most programs,
the new installation writes over the old version, but not with JAWS?

As Mike said, there are often times where an older version of JAWS works
better with a certain application than the newest version. Therefore, I keep
two versions of JAWS on my computers. I can usually tell by the time I have
had JAWS for a year if the applications I use with it work well. Until I
familiarize myself with the behavior of the newest version of JAWS, I don't
throw out the old one.

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of David
Pearson
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 4:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: found 2 versions of Jaws installed on pc

Howdy:

As the subject states: Have found both Jaws v18.0, and 2018(latest
updates) installed on my desktop pc.

Is there any benefit to removing the older(18) version, and if yes, is
delete, or uninstall the prefereable method to do this?

Truly yours,



David S. Pearson


Re: Correcting the way my synthesizer says something

 

Robin,

         This is an instance where the use of regular expression for pattern matching in the voice dictionary comes in very handy, and I think JAWS supports this, but I don't have it handy at the moment.  I know NVDA does, and I could swear that I needed to do a regular expression match in the past for one of my graduate student clients who was reading technical documents where "unusual sequences" were butchered by JAWS, but I could be confusing this with NVDA, too.  What follows applies as far as a regular expression match regardless of where you might be trying to use one.

         If you wanted to capture the lowercase  or uppercase letter 'v' followed immediately by some digit followed by any other digits or dots, until you hit a space, the regular expression would be:

                     (v|V)([0-9]+[\.0-9]*)

and to get that to read as "version" followed by the sequence of digits you'd use the following in the replacement field:

                      version \2

This would cause v5, or V3.7.21.7 to be matched, and in the case of the first be read as version five and the second version 3.7.21.7

A discussion of regular expression syntax is way beyond what can be done in a forums post, and if you're of a "programmer's mind" there are myriad online references to both learn about the syntax, what it means, how to use it, and to test it out.   I just used the sites regex101.com to test out the regular expression as I put it together and regexr.com for a syntax reference.  I'm rusty, so it took me a while to figure out how to capture any sequence of digits or digits interspersed with periods/dots and have that sequence viewed as a single unit.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

          ~ Dorothy Nevill


Re: found 2 versions of Jaws installed on pc

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 

Hi David,
 
Like Bill I keep multiple versions of Jaws on all our computers.  With both our Windows 7 & 10 computers I keep Jaws 16 thru J2018 installed.  You never know when you will run into something where an older or newer version will give you better results.

Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sennt from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill White
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 4:16 PM
Subject: Re: found 2 versions of Jaws installed on pc

Hi, David. I still have both JAWS 18 and 2018 installed on my computer. I
see no benefit from uninstalling JAWS 18 at this time. Next year, if and
when JAWS 2019 comes out, I will probably uninstall JAWS 18.

Bill White
billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of David
Pearson
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 4:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: found 2 versions of Jaws installed on pc

Howdy:

As the subject states:  Have  found both Jaws v18.0, and 2018(latest
updates) installed on my desktop pc.

Is there any benefit to removing the older(18) version, and if yes, is
delete, or uninstall the prefereable method to do this?

Truly yours,



David S. Pearson











Re: found 2 versions of Jaws installed on pc

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, David. I still have both JAWS 18 and 2018 installed on my computer. I
see no benefit from uninstalling JAWS 18 at this time. Next year, if and
when JAWS 2019 comes out, I will probably uninstall JAWS 18.

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of David
Pearson
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 4:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: found 2 versions of Jaws installed on pc

Howdy:

As the subject states: Have found both Jaws v18.0, and 2018(latest
updates) installed on my desktop pc.

Is there any benefit to removing the older(18) version, and if yes, is
delete, or uninstall the prefereable method to do this?

Truly yours,



David S. Pearson


found 2 versions of Jaws installed on pc

David Pearson
 

Howdy:

As the subject states: Have found both Jaws v18.0, and 2018(latest updates) installed on my desktop pc.

Is there any benefit to removing the older(18) version, and if yes, is delete, or uninstall the prefereable method to do this?

Truly yours,



David S. Pearson


Correcting the way my synthesizer says something

Van Lant, Robin
 

Hello,

I understand how to change a basic pronunciation of a word.  What I cannot figure out is where it is making an assumption of an abbreviation.  Here is the example today.  At work, I have a set of Excel files where, each time the file is updated, we add a “v” then a number (without spaces) before the Excel file extension to represent version 1, version 2, and so on.  When arrowing through the Explorer window to find the file I want, JAWS is reading the “v5” as “volt 5”.  I can understand this if I were writing “9v” as in a battery type, but am surprised that it is getting converted when in the other order.  It’s not work my time to add a dictionary entry for each possible combination of “v” and a number, so I’m just curious how others deal with these little oddities, or do you just get used to the quirks.   I am using Vocalizer Nathan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: a strange sound issue

Steve Nutt
 

Hi,

Go into your soundcard properties, then select the Advanced tab, and disable all effects.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jed Barton
Sent: 13 August 2018 17:20
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: a strange sound issue

Hey guys,

OK, having an interesting issue. So i have this new del laptop. jfw is working great on it. However, i am plying some sound files using winamp. On every file, there seems to be a slight echo on everything.
I was just listening to some dry voice tracks and there is an echo.
It's driving me nuts cause nothing appears obvious why there is a revverb type sound, no plugins are active. Any ideas?


Re: a strange sound issue

Jed Barton <jedbarton@...>
 

yea it's off. It's strange, cause it's doing it on everything.

On 8/13/18, Tim Ford <ttford@gmail.com> wrote:
If this spacy sound happens on all recordings, then I suspect a sound effect
is on. First, try playing one of the recordings in a different player,
Windows Media Player is fine. If the spacy sound is gone, then it is a
Wineamp setting. If the sound is present when using Media Player, then it
is a sound effect.

The way I get to the sound effect setting is to press insert + F11. On that
list I have the system tray icon for the sound settings. Pressing on that
gives me a list that includes "open volume controls". Arrow down on that
opening list and I get "special sound". Make sure that is off. If it is
on, that is probably the reason.

Your settings may be different since I have a different computer, but that
is the area of Windows you want to check.

Tim Ford


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 11:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: a strange sound issue

Jed, it could be that the echoings were recorded when the track was
created due to some technical issue. try playing another voice track to
see if the echo is there. maybe downloading a talk podcast from
somewhere if you don't have another voice track.

------- Original Message --------
From: Jed Barton [mailto:jedbarton@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, Aug 13, 2018 12:19 PM EST
To: main
Subject: a strange sound issue

Hey guys,

OK, having an interesting issue. So i have this new del laptop. jfw
is working great on it. However, i am plying some sound files using
winamp. On every file, there seems to be a slight echo on everything.
I was just listening to some dry voice tracks and there is an echo.
It's driving me nuts cause nothing appears obvious why there is a
revverb type sound, no plugins are active. Any ideas?



.










Re: a strange sound issue

Tim Ford
 

If this spacy sound happens on all recordings, then I suspect a sound effect is on. First, try playing one of the recordings in a different player, Windows Media Player is fine. If the spacy sound is gone, then it is a Wineamp setting. If the sound is present when using Media Player, then it is a sound effect.

The way I get to the sound effect setting is to press insert + F11. On that list I have the system tray icon for the sound settings. Pressing on that gives me a list that includes "open volume controls". Arrow down on that opening list and I get "special sound". Make sure that is off. If it is on, that is probably the reason.

Your settings may be different since I have a different computer, but that is the area of Windows you want to check.

Tim Ford

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 11:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: a strange sound issue

Jed, it could be that the echoings were recorded when the track was
created due to some technical issue. try playing another voice track to
see if the echo is there. maybe downloading a talk podcast from
somewhere if you don't have another voice track.

------- Original Message --------
From: Jed Barton [mailto:jedbarton@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, Aug 13, 2018 12:19 PM EST
To: main
Subject: a strange sound issue

Hey guys,

OK, having an interesting issue. So i have this new del laptop. jfw
is working great on it. However, i am plying some sound files using
winamp. On every file, there seems to be a slight echo on everything.
I was just listening to some dry voice tracks and there is an echo.
It's driving me nuts cause nothing appears obvious why there is a
revverb type sound, no plugins are active. Any ideas?



.


Re: a strange sound issue

Mario
 

Jed, it could be that the echoings were recorded when the track was
created due to some technical issue. try playing another voice track to
see if the echo is there. maybe downloading a talk podcast from
somewhere if you don't have another voice track.

------- Original Message --------
From: Jed Barton [mailto:jedbarton@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, Aug 13, 2018 12:19 PM EST
To: main
Subject: a strange sound issue

Hey guys,

OK, having an interesting issue. So i have this new del laptop. jfw
is working great on it. However, i am plying some sound files using
winamp. On every file, there seems to be a slight echo on everything.
I was just listening to some dry voice tracks and there is an echo.
It's driving me nuts cause nothing appears obvious why there is a
revverb type sound, no plugins are active. Any ideas?



.


Re: Acronis True Image backup software

Richard Turner
 


I am actually looking for a program that will back up files/folders incrementally and not necessarily an entire image, though I would do one image I'm sure. I'm mostly concerned with my data. I have all the software backed up and would rather install it on a new machine, than simply restore from an image with any leftover issues from the previous drive.
But, I also want to be able to do this independently.
Right now, I manually copy key files/folders. Doable, but a true time-suck.
Richard


"I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it." -- Terry Pratchett



[Sent from my little hand-held computer]



On Aug 13, 2018, at 10:27 AM, Gerald Levy <bwaylimited@...> wrote:


The bottom line is that only a few image backup programs are accessible with JAWS, and even then, only the procedure for creating a backup image on an external hard drive is accessible.  The procedure for restoring the backup image thusly created, , however, is totally inaccessible because there is no speech during the restoration procedure, which usually involves creating a rescue CD whose interface is inaccessible with any screen reader.  Image for Windows is supposedly the most accessible image backup program, and somebody on another list devised instructions for creating a talking PE rescue disk to use with it, but he died last year, and nobody else has been able to figure out how to get this talking PE disk to work on a consistent basis. To my knowledge, there is really no way to restore a backup image from True Image or any other backup image program without sighted help unless you are a very advanced techie.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Richard Turner
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 1:11 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Acronis True Image backup software

Hi John,
No, it doesn't appear to be any more accessible than when you tried it.
I've sent a note to their customer service recommending that they check with Microsoft on how to meet the accessibility standards and the "VFO Group" to see about hiring them to script it.

I hope that accomplishes something, but I do not plan to hold my breath.

Richard




"The secret is not to make your music louder, but to make the world quieter."
- Mitch Albom from The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, page 1

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Covici
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2018 11:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Acronis True Image backup software

Last time I tried it, it was completely inaccessible, I think they use
some way to draw the screen which makes it that way, but you can
always do their free trial and see what happens.

On Sat, 11 Aug 2018 20:01:59 -0400,
Richard Turner wrote:

Has anyone used Acronis True Image with Jaws?
I just read PC Magazine's review of backup software and Acronis got the top marks.  Of course, nothing was said about accessibility.

Thanks,
Richard




"The secret is not to make your music louder, but to make the world quieter."
- Mitch Albom from The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, page 1






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

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       covici@...









Re: Acronis True Image backup software

Gerald Levy
 

The bottom line is that only a few image backup programs are accessible with JAWS, and even then, only the procedure for creating a backup image on an external hard drive is accessible. The procedure for restoring the backup image thusly created, , however, is totally inaccessible because there is no speech during the restoration procedure, which usually involves creating a rescue CD whose interface is inaccessible with any screen reader. Image for Windows is supposedly the most accessible image backup program, and somebody on another list devised instructions for creating a talking PE rescue disk to use with it, but he died last year, and nobody else has been able to figure out how to get this talking PE disk to work on a consistent basis. To my knowledge, there is really no way to restore a backup image from True Image or any other backup image program without sighted help unless you are a very advanced techie.

Gerald

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Turner
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 1:11 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Acronis True Image backup software

Hi John,
No, it doesn't appear to be any more accessible than when you tried it.
I've sent a note to their customer service recommending that they check with Microsoft on how to meet the accessibility standards and the "VFO Group" to see about hiring them to script it.

I hope that accomplishes something, but I do not plan to hold my breath.

Richard




"The secret is not to make your music louder, but to make the world quieter."
- Mitch Albom from The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, page 1

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Covici
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2018 11:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Acronis True Image backup software

Last time I tried it, it was completely inaccessible, I think they use
some way to draw the screen which makes it that way, but you can
always do their free trial and see what happens.

On Sat, 11 Aug 2018 20:01:59 -0400,
Richard Turner wrote:

Has anyone used Acronis True Image with Jaws?
I just read PC Magazine's review of backup software and Acronis got the top marks. Of course, nothing was said about accessibility.

Thanks,
Richard




"The secret is not to make your music louder, but to make the world quieter."
- Mitch Albom from The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, page 1




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

John Covici wb2una
covici@ccs.covici.com


Re: skype

Cristóbal
 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 9:46 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: skype

Hi,
the easiest way I share things, is to create a shared folder, add the people you’d like to share with, & finally add your items via copy & paste.

I do this all the time.

hope this helps.
On Aug 13, 2018, at 12:27 PM, Nino Dagostino <ndagostino3@gmail.com> wrote:

I have a version of Skype that will help us until the new version comes out.

I could put it in my dropbox I just need someone to tell me how to
share the file.

I got the file from a Microsoft support person.

I have a shortcut to all of the keyboard commands

I would like to share that if possible.

Thanks






Re: Acronis True Image backup software

Richard Turner
 

Hi John,
No, it doesn't appear to be any more accessible than when you tried it.
I've sent a note to their customer service recommending that they check with Microsoft on how to meet the accessibility standards and the "VFO Group" to see about hiring them to script it.

I hope that accomplishes something, but I do not plan to hold my breath.

Richard




"The secret is not to make your music louder, but to make the world quieter." 
- Mitch Albom from The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, page 1

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Covici
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2018 11:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Acronis True Image backup software

Last time I tried it, it was completely inaccessible, I think they use
some way to draw the screen which makes it that way, but you can
always do their free trial and see what happens.

On Sat, 11 Aug 2018 20:01:59 -0400,
Richard Turner wrote:

Has anyone used Acronis True Image with Jaws?
I just read PC Magazine's review of backup software and Acronis got the top marks. Of course, nothing was said about accessibility.

Thanks,
Richard




"The secret is not to make your music louder, but to make the world quieter."
- Mitch Albom from The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, page 1




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

John Covici wb2una
covici@ccs.covici.com


Skype keyboard commands link to the file

Nino Dagostino
 

Here is the link to the keyboard commands


https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12025/what-are-hotkeys-and-how-do-i-use-t
hem-in-skype


Following is the link to the Skype file version 8


https://www.dropbox.com/s/ub6de923uujtyyc/Skype-8.25.0.5.exe?dl=0


Re: skype

Joe DiNero
 

If you put it in your dropbox just hit your application key or shift F10
and arrow down to copy dropbox link. Make sure it is on either the folder or
the file you want to share.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nino Dagostino
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 12:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: skype

I have a version of Skype that will help us until the new version comes out.

I could put it in my dropbox I just need someone to tell me how to share the
file.

I got the file from a Microsoft support person.

I have a shortcut to all of the keyboard commands

I would like to share that if possible.

Thanks


Re: skype

Jessica D <jldail13@...>
 

Hi,
the easiest way I share things, is to create a shared folder, add the people you’d like to share with, & finally add your items via copy & paste.

I do this all the time.

hope this helps.

On Aug 13, 2018, at 12:27 PM, Nino Dagostino <ndagostino3@gmail.com> wrote:

I have a version of Skype that will help us until the new version comes out.

I could put it in my dropbox I just need someone to tell me how to share the
file.

I got the file from a Microsoft support person.

I have a shortcut to all of the keyboard commands

I would like to share that if possible.

Thanks