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moderated Mailing List Question

Amanda Berkley
 

Hi ya’ll,

I’m looking for a service to send out a newsletter and company
updates to customers.

The company that I’m working for wants to be able to send out
periodic updates to their customers, and I am not sure what kind of
service out there works with jaws. I’ve heard of male chimp, but have
no experience in this arena.

Does anyone have suggestions?

Thanks,
Amanda


moderated Checkbox is unavailable in Microsoft Word Subscription Version 16.0.11929.20836

Michael Munn
 

Hey y'all, it's Michael here once again. I'm currently filling out an application for my state rehab agency and in this application, there is a checkbox that want me to check in the gender section. Everytime when I hit x and get in to the box it says  Gender check box not checked Unavailable and when I hit the spacebar to check it, instead of checking the box it 
brings me to a different place of the document. i want to know what part did I do wrong.
Thanks a lot.
Best regards 
Michael Munn  

JAWS Certified, 2019

Member: Virginia Association of Blind Students National Federation of the Blind of Virginia 

www.nfbv.org

Student of: Hadley Institute of the Blind 

www.hadley.edu


moderated Go to particular slide in PowerPoint

Van Lant, Robin
 

Hello,

Has anyone found a way to jump to a particular slide in PowerPoint?  Control G works while in Presentation view, but does not seem to work when creating a deck.  The best way I’ve found currently is to go into slide sorter view and arrow down, but I’d love a way to jump ahead if I know the slide number.  The current thing I’ve been working on has me needing to jump back and forth from a slide I’m adding or editing to the table of contents slide.

 

 

Using Office 365 with JAWS 2020.

Robin

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moderated Re: Webex

Van Lant, Robin
 

Control M is the shortcut to mute and unmute. I'll see what else I can find. You cannot just go into a room without an invitation, but you can do as I have done and ask someone to set up a practice meting where the whole point is for you to log in with your friend and practice moving around. Frankly, I haven't figured out all the features such as chat, whiteboarding and so on. I do the basics such as share my screen. In the version I use, I find it easiest to use the menus at the top that work like an old-school menu system.

A meeting organizer may choose to mute all participants at once to block background noise. Then each person who wants to speak needs to unmute or the host can unmute you. As I noted, Control M is the toggle. If you are listening to the meting via a phone and not via the computer speakers, hitting *6 will mute or unmute your phone line.

Hope that helps to get you started.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:08 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Webex

The last time I was invited to a Webex meeting, my audio was muted and I couldn't find the place to unmute it. So the host phoned me, and I talked on the phone while they watch me on video, which was pretty silly. Are there Webex-with-JAWS instructions somewhere? My colleague has a Webex room. She said I could go there and check things out. I have to sign in, though, and I don't have an account. Is there a way to enter the room without signing in so that I can find the commands?

Thanks a lot,

Ann




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moderated Re: Scanning with Open book versus JAWS

Steve Nutt
 

Sounds like you’re selecting the wrong scanner driver.  Are you selecting the WIA one instead of the TWAIN one?

 

All the best


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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ed Culpepper
Sent: 11 June 2020 22:38
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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 Webex

Ann Byrne
 

The last time I was invited to a Webex meeting, my audio was muted and I couldn't find the place to unmute it. So the host phoned me, and I talked on the phone while they watch me on video, which was pretty silly. Are there Webex-with-JAWS instructions somewhere? My colleague has a Webex room. She said I could go there and check things out. I have to sign in, though, and I don't have an account. Is there a way to enter the room without signing in so that I can find the commands?

Thanks a lot,

Ann


moderated Re: Question regarding the Reset This PC Function

Chris Hill
 

Yes, there was one place it didn't talk, but when I took a picture with Voice Dream Scanner, it was just a screen saying don't turn off your computer.



On 7/1/2020 15:39, Dave Durber wrote:
Hello Everyone:
 
Has anyone use theReset This PC function to install a clean installation of Windows 10? If so, were you able to use Narrator throughout the process of installing Windows 10?
 
Dave
 
 


moderated Re: Question regarding the Reset This PC Function

Timothy Appleby
 

I installed the clean version using the file those included pre-installed on my system before hand.

Sent from Tim’s iPhone 8

On Jul 1, 2020, at 5:51 PM, Dave Durber <d.durber@...> wrote:


Tim:
 
Did you install Windows 10 locally, that is, the OEM version which came with a name brand computer or, did you install Windows from the Microsoft server?
 
Dave
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, 1 July, 2020 9:41 PM
Subject: Re: Question regarding the Reset This PC Function

Yes, I have and, it is totally accessible with narrator. The best of luck in installing a clean installation of windows. Let me know off list if you have been successful or not.

Sent from Tim’s iPhone 8

On Jul 1, 2020, at 5:39 PM, Dave Durber <d.durber@...> wrote:


Hello Everyone:
 
Has anyone use theReset This PC function to install a clean installation of Windows 10? If so, were you able to use Narrator throughout the process of installing Windows 10?
 
Dave
 
 


moderated Re: Question regarding the Reset This PC Function

 

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 04:51 PM, Dave Durber wrote:
Did you install Windows 10 locally, that is, the OEM version which came with a name brand computer or, did you install Windows from the Microsoft server?
-
That has nothing to do with the behavior of the Reset function (Settings, Update & Security, Recovery Pane, Reset this PC section, Get Started button).  It's a part of Windows 10, whether that's what came with the computer or not.

Depending on which version of Windows 10 you're running there can be certain differences below the level that the user deals with, but that's not relevant to it being accessible with Narrator once Reset is far enough along (which isn't far) to allow Narrator to be invoked.
 
--

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

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moderated Re: Reading Kindle Books using Jaws

M Tobia
 

Thanks, I finally got it working.  When I downloaded the Kindle for PC file it did not install properly.  I uninstalled and reinstalled it twice and now it is working as expected.  The Kindle app is accessible and I am able to read my books from my computer.

 

Thanks for all your help.

Mario

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9:46 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading Kindle Books using Jaws

 

Just to affirm Jim’s message. I have found Kindle for PC to be easy to use.

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Jim Fettgather
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9:06 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading Kindle Books using Jaws

 

You will enjoy a much more accessible reading experience if you

download the Kindle for PC program, which works very well with Jaws.

There is no cost for the program.

The web experience is quite dismal, but Kindle for PC works well.

https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Digital-Services-LLC-Download/dp/B00UB76290

 

On 7/1/20, M Tobia <mmmat3@...> wrote:

> Hi Group,

> Does anyone have any hands on experience reading Amazon Kindle books using

> Jaws on a PC.  I am accessing read.amazon.com using Google Chrome, Microsoft

> Edge and Firefox  with no success.   I find that Kindle is slow and often

> unresponsive.

> Any hot keys or keystrokes to help me navigate pages and chapters would be

> much appreciated.  The only keystrokes I found was pressing the letter U to

> jump to the next link and the letter N to do something else.  Neither of

> these keystrokes actually help me navigate to the next page or next chapter.

>  I would be find if it would allow me to read continuously, but I cannot

> seem to be able to do that either.

> I have contacted Freedom Scientific and all they said was that Jaws was

> supposed to be accessible with a screen reader, but could not offer any

> specific. The standard keystrokes to navigate webpages or documents do not

> work with Kindle.

> I spoke to Amazon support and they had no idea how to navigate Kindle using

> a screen reader.

> Thanks for any assistance.

> Mario

>

 

 

 


moderated Re: Question regarding the Reset This PC Function

Dave Durber
 


Tim:
 
Did you install Windows 10 locally, that is, the OEM version which came with a name brand computer or, did you install Windows from the Microsoft server?
 
Dave
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, 1 July, 2020 9:41 PM
Subject: Re: Question regarding the Reset This PC Function

Yes, I have and, it is totally accessible with narrator. The best of luck in installing a clean installation of windows. Let me know off list if you have been successful or not.

Sent from Tim’s iPhone 8

On Jul 1, 2020, at 5:39 PM, Dave Durber <d.durber@...> wrote:


Hello Everyone:
 
Has anyone use theReset This PC function to install a clean installation of Windows 10? If so, were you able to use Narrator throughout the process of installing Windows 10?
 
Dave
 
 


moderated Re: Question regarding the Reset This PC Function

Timothy Appleby
 

Yes, I have and, it is totally accessible with narrator. The best of luck in installing a clean installation of windows. Let me know off list if you have been successful or not.

Sent from Tim’s iPhone 8

On Jul 1, 2020, at 5:39 PM, Dave Durber <d.durber@...> wrote:


Hello Everyone:
 
Has anyone use theReset This PC function to install a clean installation of Windows 10? If so, were you able to use Narrator throughout the process of installing Windows 10?
 
Dave
 
 


moderated Question regarding the Reset This PC Function

Dave Durber
 

Hello Everyone:
 
Has anyone use theReset This PC function to install a clean installation of Windows 10? If so, were you able to use Narrator throughout the process of installing Windows 10?
 
Dave
 
 


moderated How do I change my default calendar in outloork, & elimminate the "this computer only" option?

Jessica D
 

Hi,

 

I’m using jaws 2020, with outlook 365, and wish to change my default calendar, without affecting my default email account.

 

I’d also like to eliminate the, “this computer only” option in the calendar.

 

Can anyone help?

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 


moderated Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

Joe
 

I want to thank you for the help. I found  Q Read to have a very accessible interface when using Jaws 2020. I wanted to share another app that I found on the Windows 10 store called Thorium Reader. Like Q Read the controls are labeled and key navigation works. The installation from the Store app was accessible and trouble free.

Joe

Picture of Owl with Mortar Board and Computer

Dr. Joe L. Todd CVRT

                Phone: 616.951.2142

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 3:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

Does any one know of an accessible Windows 10 EPUB reader? I have some types of these files I would like to access on my PC.

Joe

Picture of Owl with Mortar Board and Computer

Dr. Joe L. Todd CVRT

                Phone: 616.951.2142

 

 


moderated Re: Reading Kindle Books using Jaws

Shirley Tracy
 

Just to affirm Jim’s message. I have found Kindle for PC to be easy to use.

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Jim Fettgather
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9:06 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading Kindle Books using Jaws

 

You will enjoy a much more accessible reading experience if you

download the Kindle for PC program, which works very well with Jaws.

There is no cost for the program.

The web experience is quite dismal, but Kindle for PC works well.

https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Digital-Services-LLC-Download/dp/B00UB76290

 

On 7/1/20, M Tobia <mmmat3@...> wrote:

> Hi Group,

> Does anyone have any hands on experience reading Amazon Kindle books using

> Jaws on a PC.  I am accessing read.amazon.com using Google Chrome, Microsoft

> Edge and Firefox  with no success.   I find that Kindle is slow and often

> unresponsive.

> Any hot keys or keystrokes to help me navigate pages and chapters would be

> much appreciated.  The only keystrokes I found was pressing the letter U to

> jump to the next link and the letter N to do something else.  Neither of

> these keystrokes actually help me navigate to the next page or next chapter.

>  I would be find if it would allow me to read continuously, but I cannot

> seem to be able to do that either.

> I have contacted Freedom Scientific and all they said was that Jaws was

> supposed to be accessible with a screen reader, but could not offer any

> specific. The standard keystrokes to navigate webpages or documents do not

> work with Kindle.

> I spoke to Amazon support and they had no idea how to navigate Kindle using

> a screen reader.

> Thanks for any assistance.

> Mario

>

 

 

 


moderated Re: Reading Kindle Books using Jaws

Jim Fettgather
 

You will enjoy a much more accessible reading experience if you
download the Kindle for PC program, which works very well with Jaws.
There is no cost for the program.
The web experience is quite dismal, but Kindle for PC works well.
https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Digital-Services-LLC-Download/dp/B00UB76290

On 7/1/20, M Tobia <mmmat3@...> wrote:
Hi Group,



Does anyone have any hands on experience reading Amazon Kindle books using
Jaws on a PC. I am accessing read.amazon.com using Google Chrome, Microsoft
Edge and Firefox with no success. I find that Kindle is slow and often
unresponsive.



Any hot keys or keystrokes to help me navigate pages and chapters would be
much appreciated. The only keystrokes I found was pressing the letter U to
jump to the next link and the letter N to do something else. Neither of
these keystrokes actually help me navigate to the next page or next chapter.
I would be find if it would allow me to read continuously, but I cannot
seem to be able to do that either.



I have contacted Freedom Scientific and all they said was that Jaws was
supposed to be accessible with a screen reader, but could not offer any
specific. The standard keystrokes to navigate webpages or documents do not
work with Kindle.



I spoke to Amazon support and they had no idea how to navigate Kindle using
a screen reader.



Thanks for any assistance.

Mario







moderated Reading Kindle Books using Jaws

M Tobia
 

Hi Group,

 

Does anyone have any hands on experience reading Amazon Kindle books using Jaws on a PC.  I am accessing read.amazon.com using Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox  with no success.   I find that Kindle is slow and often unresponsive.    

 

Any hot keys or keystrokes to help me navigate pages and chapters would be much appreciated.  The only keystrokes I found was pressing the letter U to jump to the next link and the letter N to do something else.  Neither of these keystrokes actually help me navigate to the next page or next chapter.  I would be find if it would allow me to read continuously, but I cannot seem to be able to do that either.

 

I have contacted Freedom Scientific and all they said was that Jaws was supposed to be accessible with a screen reader, but could not offer any specific. The standard keystrokes to navigate webpages or documents do not work with Kindle.

 

I spoke to Amazon support and they had no idea how to navigate Kindle using a screen reader.

 

Thanks for any assistance.

Mario

 


moderated Re: jaws export still crashes?

Bill White
 

Hi, Jessica. If you open the "run" dialog with Windows Key plus R and type in

 

%userprofile%

 

This will open your User folder.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 7:17 PM
To: Mike B; main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws export still crashes?

 

Hello,
How do I know what my user name is?

Sent from my Apple Watch



On Jun 30, 2020, at 9:31 PM, Mike B <mb69mach1@...> wrote:

Hi Jessica,

 

A fellow list member recently had the same problem and here's how he copied his settings.

From: John Covici
What I have done in the past is to just take the whole settings folder, in my case its,

 

C:\users\<user name>\appdata\roaming\freedomscientific\jaws\2020\settings\enu

 

where username is your username and put it in the same directory on your other computer or wherever you
need it to be.  I have had some trouble also with the export wizard, but what I did worked for me and I hope it works for you.  You might
want to back up the current folder in case something bad happens.
John

Take care.  Mike.  Sennt from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

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

From: Jessica D

Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:32 PM

Subject: jaws export still crashes?

 

Hi,

 

I’m trying to make a settings export, but the wizard keeps crashing.

 

When I spke to FS tech support about it, they couldn’t duplicate it, and told me to copy a certain file from the user area.

 

What file would they be referring to?

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 


moderated List Rules - Wed, 07/01/2020 #cal-notice

main@jfw.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

List Rules

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