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Re: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

 

Hi Richard,

Well, I installed this trial version tonight. I then went to File > Open and opened a Txt file which did not seem to read well, tabbing away and back didn't seem to help. I closed Notetab Pro and tried again and at that point my 30-day trial which I installed at that point 5 minutes earlier told me it was over and would I like to go to their website and buy it for $39.99. Since I am quite happy with the Notepad app which comes with Windows I unfortunately won't be able to test this further, I uninstalled the application again, sorry I can't try and help you figure it out.

Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 5:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

Thanks for the suggestions.
Alt+tab to something else and then back again does make the document readable.
I'm not ready to remove Window-Eyes as yet.
The documents are maximized.
I do not believe there is a zoom option.

I'll just live with the nystery and alt+tab away and back to clear it up for now.

Thanks,
Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shai
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 10:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

Hello Richard,
Although I do not use this text editor, I would like to recommend some things to try:
1. Have you tried maximizing the window when you have a document open (alt plus space then x)?
2. Does this program have a zoom option in the view sub menu? Is it set to 100%? I am thinking that if the zoom is not set at this level, JAWS might have an issue detecting text.
3. What happens when you press Windows plus d to get to the desktop and then alt tab back into the program. Will text read then or do you find that you still have to unload JAWS and reload it?
4. Is Window Eyes still installed on your system? Perhaps there might be a background conflict between Window Eyes and JAWS in this program?I would consider uninstalling Window Eyes and performing a JAWS repair to see if this might resolve the issue.



On 6/16/17, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:
I've used NoteTab Pro as my primary txt file editor and also my HTML
editor for many years with Window-eyes.

Now that I'm using JAWS 18, I'm finding an issue.

When I open a txt file in NoteTab Pro, Jaws doesn't read anything.
Changed cursors from PC to Jaws doesn't seem to do anything.
If I unload Jaws with insert+f4 and launch it again while the document
is open in NoteTab pro, then it reads just fine.

Anyone have a clue what is going on and what I need to do to have it
read fine when I open the file in the first place?

Thanks,
Richard

Re: Skim Reading

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi Christina,
 
Here you go:
Skim Reading with JAWS
Introduction
Wouldn't it be great to be able to skim through a long document to get its flavor and learn if it contained anything of interest for you? Wouldn't it also be fantastic if you could quickly and easily search through a document to find all phrases and references that you are interested in? Wouldn't it be even better if you could create a summary of all the matching phrases and then use that summary to move directly to any one of them in the document?
 
JAWS 6.0 introduced skim reading, which allows you to skim through a document and read parts of it that interest you. Starting with JAWS 6.10 a new feature called "Skim Reading Summary" was added. The summary creates a list of all matches and is used to move directly to the sections of interest in the document. Use the summary to read through the text at your leisure with standard reading commands or with a braille display. Now, with JAWS 8.0, we've introduced the ability to search for text with different attributes and colors. This module introduces you to the new JAWS skim reading feature and teaches you how to use it to become a more efficient reader.
 
There are two ways to open the skim reading dialog box:
 
Press INSERT+F2 and select Skim Reading Tool from the list of JAWS Managers, or,
Press the key combination CTRL+SHIFT+INSERT+DOWN ARROW.
Go ahead and open the skim reading dialog box and explore it.
 

The Skim Reading Dialog Box
The skim reading dialog box contains the following controls:
 
Use Rule Type
This is a group of four radio buttons. The choices you have are:
 
Read First Line of Every Paragraph (the default when you first enter this dialog box), and of course, this reads the first line of every paragraph to you.
The second radio button, Read First Sentence of Every Paragraph, reads the first sentence of every paragraph to you. As opposed to the line, it reads the sentence.
NOTE: Select either of the next two radio buttons to enable additional choices in the dialog box, which allow you to create your own rules for JAWS to use. I'll explore the choices available to you when using them later in this document.
 
Text Rules Apply for Reading. This causes JAWS to search for text according to a text rule, which you create. JAWS then reads the line, sentence, or paragraph containing the matching text, depending on the option you have selected in the Speak Unit list.
Attributes and Color Rules Apply for Reading. Select this to search for text with attributes or colors, which you specify. JAWS searches for text according to the selected text color and attributes. The selections made are cumulative, meaning that if you select bold and red text, JAWS only searches for text that is red and bold. If you add the italic attribute, then JAWS only searches for text that is red, bold, and italic. If the text does not have all three attributes you're looking for, JAWS ignores it.
 
 
 
For now, make sure that the first radio button is selected, Read First Line of Every Paragraph, and press TAB to move through the other controls. I'll come back and explore the options that become available for Text Rules and Attributes and Color Rules later. I'll press UP ARROW.
 
I'll press TAB.
 
Skim Reading Indication
If this check box is checked, JAWS sounds an audible tone whenever it skims past twenty units of text that do not match the currently selected rule. This is designed to let people know that JAWS is moving through the document while searching and is especially useful in long documents. If you don't want to hear these tones, uncheck this check box by pressing SPACEBAR. I'll press TAB.
 
Start Skim Reading
This is a button that closes the skim reading dialog box and starts the skim reading process. The Skim Reading button just reads a summary out loud to you. It does not put any of the results in a window where you can read through it at your own pace. By design, it just reads it to you. You activate the Skim Reading button from within the dialog box by pressing TAB to move to it or by pressing the access key ALT+S. Skim reading can also be started without opening the skim reading dialog box by pressing the shortcut key combination CTRL+INSERT+DOWN ARROW. JAWS uses whatever conditions you had last set up in the skim reading dialog box. I'll press TAB.
 
Create Summary
This button closes the skim reading dialog box and it creates a summary of any matches found. The summary is really nice because it opens up in the JAWS virtual viewer, allowing you to read through it in a more leisurely fashion. Use your normal reading keys to read while in the virtual viewer, and even read it with braille if you have a refreshable braille display. Additionally, when you press ENTER within the virtual viewer on a summary link, JAWS takes you directly to that spot in the document. By the way, most of the time you're in the Skim Reading dialog box, the default button is the Create Summary button. What that means is, you can normally press ENTER from anywhere in the dialog box and it will activate the Create Summary button without you having to move there. You can find out the default button in many dialog boxes by pressing the JAWS keystroke INSERT+E. I'll press that now. The Create Summary button can also be activated by pressing the access key ALT+Y from within the dialog box. I'll talk more about this feature later in the module.
 
Close
This button closes the skim reading dialog box without starting a skim reading operation or creating a summary.
 
Help
This button starts the JAWS help system with help specific to skim reading.
 
Press TAB and you come back to the Use Rule Type group of radio buttons again.
Press DOWN ARROW to move past the second item to the third item Text Rules Apply for Reading and go through this with me in more detail.
 
 
 
Text Rules Apply for Reading
Select either the Text Rules Apply for Reading or the Attributes and Color Rules Apply for Reading radio buttons to enable more choices within the Skim Reading dialog box.
 
Rules History
The next control in the tab sequence is a combo box called Rules History. Use the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW keys to move to rules you have created. Until you have created at least one rule using either text or attributes, the only entry you find in this list is called New. To use a previously created rule, select it from the list and begin skim reading or use it to create a summary.
 

Press TAB to move to the next control.
 
Text Search Pattern
This edit box allows you to create a new text rule. Enter a plain text search for a word or phrase that you want JAWS to find while skim reading. For more advanced searches, use what's called a logical, or regular, expression to further refine the search. I'll discuss more advanced searches in detail later. To be able to find all the controls in this dialog box, you're going to need to create a rule. There is nothing in this document with the letters I'm going to use with the exception of where I'll tell you to type them in, but this allows us to explore the next few buttons. Follow along with me to create this rule.
 
The A B C rule.
If you haven't yet done so, press SHIFT+CTRL+INSERT+DOWN ARROW to open the Skim Reading dialog box, or you can use INSERT+F2 and find it in the list of JAWS managers.
Make sure the third radio button choice, Text Rules Apply for Reading, is selected.
Press TAB to move to the Text Search Pattern box. That's where I'm at right now.
For now, just type in the letters A B C without spaces.
Press ENTER to begin the search for these letters in the document. You'll hear JAWS report one match found and this information is presented in the Skim Read Summary. Take a minute to read through the Skim Read Summary. Press CTRL+HOME. Then Press DOWN ARROW. Notice that JAWS found the letters you are looking for and put the line containing them into the summary. You are able to read through it as you would any other document. Notice also that the text found is contained in a link, so you could press ENTER on this link to move to that line in the document. Finally, notice that this line of text is not a complete sentence. Why is that? It's because the search was done with the Speak Unit combo box set to the default of searching only for lines of text that contain a match. For now, press ESCAPE to get out of the summary and explore some more options with me.
 
 
 
Open the Skim Reading dialog box again. I prefer using the keystroke SHIFT+CTRL+INSERT+DOWN ARROW. This time, notice that the focus lands in the Rules History combo box, with the A B C rule selected. Press the UP ARROW key to explore the list. Notice that New is at the top of the list. As time goes on and the list grows, press HOME to move to the top of the list when you want to create a new rule. Press the DOWN ARROW key to move back to the A B C rule and continue to explore the rest of the dialog box. Remember, I mentioned that other controls are now available. I'll press TAB.
 
There's the Text Search Pattern edit box. To change this rule, you would edit it here. I'll press TAB again.
 
Delete Rule
This button allows you to delete whatever rule is selected in the Text Rules combo box.
 
Delete All Rules
This button is used to delete all rules in the Text Rules combo box.
 
Speak Unit
This combo box allows you to choose what type of reading unit is spoken during skim reading or what is collected when you create a summary. The choices are:
 
Lines Containing Text Rule
Sentences Containing Text Rule
Paragraphs Containing Text Rule
 
 
 
For example, choose Sentences Containing Text Rule, and JAWS reads every sentence in the document that contains the text rule during skim reading. In creating a summary, JAWS places every sentence in the document that satisfies the text rule into the summary list. Choose the item Sentences Containing Text Rule and in a few minutes I'll press ENTER to start another Skim Read. For now, though, I'll press TAB again.
 
Use Regular Expression
This check box is normally left unchecked. A regular expression is a search string that uses special characters to help you define the search and match text patterns. This feature is used primarily for more advanced searches. I'll show you a couple of things with advanced searches later in this document. Do not select this check box when performing a plain text search.
 
I'll press TAB again. I land on the Skim Reading Indication checkbox. The rest of the controls from this point forward have already been discussed previously. Keep in mind that the skim read starts wherever the cursor is in the document. Since this was the last line of text and it had the rule in it, it really doesn't matter in this case. But normally, before you start a skim read, you'd want to press CTRL+HOME and perhaps start at the top of the document. Go ahead and press ENTER to start a new Skim Read. The summary opens with the same text as before, but notice that this time you should have a complete sentence in the summary, instead of just a line of text. I'm going to press CTRL+HOME to go to the top of the virtual viewer. I'll press INSERT+DOWN ARROW to read everything here. Press ESCAPE to close the summary when you are finished.
 
Basic Search Criteria using Single Words or Phrases
If you enter single words or phrases JAWS searches for these in the document. Multiple words of a phrase should be separated by a space. Searches are not case sensitive. Thus, if you created the text rule "combo box," JAWS would search out any text unit containing this phrase as long as the two words did not contain anything between them but a single space. Text units containing only the word "combo" alone or the word "box" alone would not be identified as matching this text rule. Nor would text units containing both of these words if they are separated by other words or by more than one space. If you type in a phrase of several words, JAWS only locates exact matches for that phrase.
 
Advanced Search Criteria
NOTE: For the following rules, you need to make sure the Use Regular Expression checkbox is checked.
 
Multiple Words That Are Not Contiguous
To search for text units (lines, sentences, or paragraphs) that contain more than one search word all contained in the same text unit, use a period followed by an asterisk symbol between the two words. Thus, to locate any text unit that contains the two words "dialog" and "box," you would type in dialog.*box (dialog period star box) without any spaces on either side of the period or asterisk. This causes JAWS to locate any text units containing both of these two words, even if they were separated by other words. This would be in contrast to creating a text rule containing the phrase "dialog box" because this latter rule only locates text units containing the words dialog and box separated by a single space.
 
Either / Or Searches
To search for text units containing either one word or another word, separate the two words with the vertical bar symbol. Thus, the text rule "dialog|box" (without any spaces between the words and the vertical bar) would locate all text units containing either the word "dialog" or the word "box." Both words need not be present for a successful match.
 
Practice Creating a Skim Reading Summary with Advanced Text Search Rules
Introduced in JAWS 6.10 is a Skim Reading Summary. Perform a real time skim reading operation or have JAWS give you a summary of the matches found. This summary is a list of items in the document that match the search criteria. It lets you identify and quickly move to any part of the document containing text of interest. Follow along as I describe how it works.
 
Included with this DAISY book is a Microsoft Word document called Skim Reading Demo Document. The first thing you need to do is to start Word and then open this document. The Skim Reading Demo Document is located in the same folder as the other files for this DAISY book. Normally that will be a path something like C:\Program Files\Freedom Scientific\Training\JAWS\enu\XTraSkimReadingWithSummary. The document contains about 12 pages of material and has 28 different questions along with the answers on the subject of funding for assistive technology. Not all of the questions and answers would be of interest to someone reading this so a quick way to move through the material without missing a question would be great. The key to doing this is to note that every question begins with either the Question: or Q: key word. I'll use these key words to set up a Skim Reading Summary.
 
When the document is open, make sure you're at the top of the document by pressing CTRL+HOME. I have the document open.
 
First open the skim reading dialog box and select the Text Rules Apply for Reading radio button. I'll create a simple rule first.
If you've been following along with me, you should land in the Rules History combo box. If not, press TAB to move there and follow along. Press the UP ARROW key or HOME to move to the top of the list and you should find New.
Press TAB to move to the next control, the Text Search Pattern edit box.
Type in Question: (question colon).
Press TAB to move to the Speak Unit combo box and choose Sentences Containing Text Rule in this list.
Then, press ENTER to accept the new rule and the summary should begin.
 
 
 
If you have done everything correctly, you hear the computer play a tone a few times, and you end up in the Virtual Viewer which contains a list of every sentence containing the key word Question:. As you press the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to navigate through this list, you notice that each item in the list is a link. Pressing the ENTER key on any of these links closes the Virtual Viewer and places the PC cursor on the corresponding line of the Word document. This gives you the ability to review the list of questions in the Skim Reading Summary and then navigate to any of them that interest you without having to read through the entire document.
 
I'll press CTRL+HOME and I'll just press DOWN ARROW two or three times.
 
And I could press ENTER to move right to that spot in the document.
 
And I'll press INSERT+UP ARROW to do a Say Line. I'm actually in the document now. There you are. Just to verify where I am in the document, I'll press INSERT+PAGE DOWN. So this is actually on page two of the document.
 
To return to the same summary to look for other questions of interest, just press the shortcut key combination WINDOWS Key+INSERT+DOWN ARROW, and the summary returns to the position where you left off.
 
The only problem with the way this summary was created is that, as was mentioned earlier, some of the questions begin with just the letter Q followed by a colon, instead of the whole word Question. These questions are ignored by the summary that was just created. You could create another rule that searches for just Q: but there's a way to get a single summary that searches for both of these key words at the same time. If you're still in the virtual viewer, press ESCAPE. And press CTRL+HOME to go back to the top of the document.
 
Open the Skim Reading dialog box again.
Press TAB to move to the Text Search Pattern edit box.
Edit the text to add a vertical bar followed directly with the letter Q and the colon again at the end of the existing text. So you should have Question:|Q: in the edit box. Remember not to leave any spaces on either side of the vertical bar symbol. (The vertical bar symbol is available on most keyboards by pressing SHIFT+BACKSLASH.) Remember that the vertical bar symbol tells JAWS to search for text units containing either of the key words in the text rule. So when you create this new summary, every question is included in that summary. This is because either Question: or Q: satisfies the search conditions. I'll edit the text now.
Press TAB to move to the Use Regular Expression checkbox and press SPACEBAR to check it.
Press ENTER to begin the summary.
I pressed CTRL to stop speech there. You'll find the number of matches found at the bottom of the virtual viewer. I'll press CTRL+END. If I remember right, I found twenty-three matches with my first search.
 
 
 
Again, it is important to note that a Skim Reading Summary is created from the current location of the cursor to the end of the document. To search the entire document, make sure the cursor is at the top before creating the summary. It is also worth mentioning that these new features are available in all documents such as e-mail messages, other word processor documents, and Web pages, not just in Microsoft Word. You now have the ability to review many types of documents more quickly and efficiently than before.
 
Practice Creating a Skim Reading Summary with Color and Attribute Search Rules
The sample document Skim Reading Demo Document has some different color text and some bold and underlined attributes in it for practice. I'm going to press ESCAPE to get out of the virtual viewer. And I'll press CTRL+HOME. If you don't already have it open, please do so now to follow along with me.
 
Open the Skim Reading dialog box again if it is closed.
Move to the Use Rule Type radio buttons and make sure the fourth one, Attributes and Color Rules Apply for Reading, is selected by pressing DOWN ARROW to move to it. I'll press SHIFT+TAB and then DOWN ARROW.
Press TAB to move to the Rules History combo box. It should say New. If not, press HOME to find it at the top of the list. Press TAB to move through these new choices that have now become available.
You land in the Text Color combo box. The default should be star, or asterisk.
The next control is the Background Color combo box. Again, the default should be star, or asterisk. Press TAB again.
Now you begin working through a series of checkboxes, all of which are unchecked by default, for various attributes. I'll press TAB to move through all of them. Keep in mind that when you start looking for attributes, the results are cumulative. In other words, when you check the Bold and Underlined checkboxes, only text that is BOTH bold and underline, simultaneously, is searched for.
Continue to press TAB until you reach the Text Color combo box again. In this combo box, press the letter R and you should land on Red.
Press TAB again and you land in the combo box for Background Color. Unless you are looking for a specific background color, leave this on the star, for any background. So now, the search I'm working on would find red text on any background.
You could continue to press TAB to move through the rest of the controls, but the only one I'm interested in is the Speak Unit combo box. Go ahead and press the access key to jump there directly, ALT+U. Make sure it is set to sentences for this rule, just so everyone is in the same place.
Press ENTER to begin the summary. Explore it when finished. Did you hear something like five matches found?
 
 
 
The sample document also contains some blue text. Create a rule to find it. When creating rules, make sure you investigate the following items, unless you plan to overwrite an existing rule:
 
Any time you want to create a new rule, make sure you first select New in the Rules History combo box. Otherwise, you may edit an existing rule.
When creating a color rule, make sure that none of the attribute checkboxes were left checked from a previous rule.
Make sure you check the settings in the Speak Unit combo box for each rule to be certain the outcome is what you want. Press ALT+U to move there quickly to verify the settings.
When using a rule that does more than basic text searches, you may need to check the Use Regular Expression checkbox.
I'm going to press ESCAPE to get out of the virtual viewer.
 
 
 
The sample document also contains some text that is bold and some separate text that is underlined. Try creating rules to find these attributes.
 
Finally, there is one line of text that is both blue and underline. Can you find it? (Hint: it is a hyperlink in the document.)
 
When you have finished practicing, go ahead and close the sample document. If asked to save any changes, answer No so that the document remains intact for future lessons and practice.
 
Conclusion
In conclusion, it's easy to create a new rule. Just select the Use Rules Type of radio button you want and make sure you choose New in the Rules History combo box. Then enter the appropriate search pattern, color or attribute rules, or speak unit rules. Once the rule is configured, activate the Start Skim Reading button or the Create Summary button to begin skim reading. Rules are saved automatically. Also, after at least one rule is created, the Rules History combo box is the place you start when you open the Skim Reading dialog box.
 
To modify an existing rule, first select it in the Rules History combo box. Then press TAB to move to the Text Search Pattern edit box or the Color Rules group and make changes as you like.
 
The Skim Reading and Skim Reading Summary features in JAWS allow users to skim through documents by a given reading unit or by searching for particular text, colors, or attributes. The ability to create a summary of the resulting matches found makes for quick and efficient navigation to sections of interest. Learn to use Skim Reading and Skim Reading Summaries to speed up access and increase efficiency, especially when reviewing very long documents.
 
This is the line of text created for use in searching for the letters ABC without spaces; it is the last line in this document and I am making it a little longer than normal to allow for testing with either lines or sentences in the Speak Unit combo box.
Take care.
Mike
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: Skim Reading

Hi All,
Hopefully everyone is having a great Friday.
Could someone explain the options in the skim-reading dialog and scenarios they may be useful in?
Thanks.
Christina


Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Jeanette McAllister PhD
 

My read it air automatically orients the page.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister
757-346-0708

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 16, 2017, at 7:58 PM, Bill Tillery <trbft@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

Can anyone tell me if these other products provide page orientation as OpenBook provides.  When I place a page on the scanner with OB I am able to determine whether the page is right-side-up, etc.  Thanks.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeanette McAllister PhD
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 10:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Even though the state bought mine I think it came from Irie. I can't stress enough how much I recommend it.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

 

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:33 AM, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

 

The list is $1795.

 

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

 

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeanette McAllister PhD
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

 

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:

http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

 

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeanette McAllister PhD
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

 

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.  

 

Jeanette McAllister PhD

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner. You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO website on the Pearl camera.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Dave,

 

What is the Pearl camera?

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device. Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it back in, and then launch Openbook.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

Subject: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Hello,

 

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book to scan a document.  Usually I open the program and press the space bar to scan.  When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book untitled one”.  If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition canceled”.

 

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

 

Thanks,

Laura

 

 

Re: I've Messed Up my Outlook Calendar

Rick Miller
 

For example, I have an appointment scheduled for the 19th.  After I initially open the calendar by hitting Ctrl-F2 and arrow three times to the right to bring me to the 19th, it shows that I have no appointments.  After I hit the Tab key once JAWS says that the 16th is selected.  When I get into the view mode by hitting Alt-V I tab once to where there is the option to change the view.  When I hit the Enter key it shows that Calendar is selected, which is just what I want.  But still, when I right arrow three times to the 19th and then hit the tab key once it says that the 16th is selected.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 8:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I've Messed Up my Outlook Calendar

 

Check your calendar folders. Are the ones you use checked? Also make sure your view settings had not changed -- are you now in side-by-mode, rather than overlaid, for example?

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

From: Rick Miller

Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 19:55

Subject: Re: I've Messed Up my Outlook Calendar

 

I am not using Icloud  I am using a PC.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Alan Robbins
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 7:00 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I've Messed Up my Outlook Calendar

 

Rick,

 

When in any inbox, do a Ctrl Y command, then go to bottom of tree, right arrow to open ICloud and arrow down to calendar and make sure you select it. If you can’t open the tree, you have gotten signed out of ICloud somehow. Also, the family  calendar or another may have gotten selected by mistake. This has happened to me in the past

 

Al

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rick Miller
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:08 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: I've Messed Up my Outlook Calendar

 

Dear Listers:

 

I am using Windows 10 and JAWS 18.

 

I have done something that has messed up my Outlook calendar.  My calendar appears to be closed, and just arrowing to the right or hitting the Enter key will not open it.  And even when it is open, not all of my appointments appear on the given date.  What can I do to fix all this?

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

Re: Skim Reading

Christina Moore <christina.moore16@...>
 

Hi All,
Hopefully everyone is having a great Friday.
Could someone explain the options in the skim-reading dialog and scenarios they may be useful in?
Thanks.
Christina

Re: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

Richard Turner
 

Thanks Sieghard,

I should have remembered the winver command.

 

Thanks for checking out NoteTab Pro.  I will live with having to alt+tab away and back for now.

If you want to talk more about NoteTab Pro, let me know.

 

Richard

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

 

Richard,

 

It probably won't make a difference, but if you ever want to know exactly what version of Windows you have just press the start menu (the run command Windows Key+R also works) and type "WinVer" without the quotation marks of course. That is WinVer as in "Windows Version".

You can navigate the Window with the Jaws cursor or the touch cursor, I prefer the Jaws cursor for that Window.

I just downloaded the 30-day trial for NoteTab 7.2 or whatever the latest version is, but I'm at work right now where I still run Windows 7 so I'll give it a try tonight on my laptop which has Creator's Update.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:05 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

 

I’m using Vocalizer 2 Tom.

I am not sure of the exact Windows 10 version, other than the Creator’s Edition or whatever it is called.

It is NoteTab Pro 7.2.

If I just open the speech screen with insert+control+s and hit escape, it reads fine.  I don’t have to change voices.

Or, unloading and reloading Jaws.

But I have to do some extra step to get it to read.

Very strange.

Richard

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Vic Beckley
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 7:37 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

 

Richard,

 

I can’t duplicate that here using NoteTab Pro 7 under Windows 10 1703. The TXT files open fine.

 

 

Best Regards From Ohio,

 

Vic

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 9:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

 

I’ve used NoteTab Pro as my primary txt file editor and also my HTML editor for many years with Window-eyes.

 

Now that I’m using JAWS 18, I’m finding an issue.

 

When I open a txt file in NoteTab Pro, Jaws doesn’t read anything.

Changed cursors from PC to Jaws doesn’t seem to do anything.

If I unload Jaws with insert+f4 and launch it again while the document is open in NoteTab pro, then it reads just fine.

 

Anyone have a clue what is going on and what I need to do to have it read fine when I open the file in the first place?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

Re: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

Richard Turner
 

Thanks for the suggestions.
Alt+tab to something else and then back again does make the document readable.
I'm not ready to remove Window-Eyes as yet.
The documents are maximized.
I do not believe there is a zoom option.

I'll just live with the nystery and alt+tab away and back to clear it up for now.

Thanks,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shai
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 10:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Anyone use NoteTab Pro as a text editor?

Hello Richard,
Although I do not use this text editor, I would like to recommend some
things to try:
1. Have you tried maximizing the window when you have a document open
(alt plus space then x)?
2. Does this program have a zoom option in the view sub menu? Is it
set to 100%? I am thinking that if the zoom is not set at this level,
JAWS might have an issue detecting text.
3. What happens when you press Windows plus d to get to the desktop
and then alt tab back into the program. Will text read then or do you
find that you still have to unload JAWS and reload it?
4. Is Window Eyes still installed on your system? Perhaps there might
be a background conflict between Window Eyes and JAWS in this
program?I would consider uninstalling Window Eyes and performing a
JAWS repair to see if this might resolve the issue.



On 6/16/17, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:
I've used NoteTab Pro as my primary txt file editor and also my HTML editor
for many years with Window-eyes.

Now that I'm using JAWS 18, I'm finding an issue.

When I open a txt file in NoteTab Pro, Jaws doesn't read anything.
Changed cursors from PC to Jaws doesn't seem to do anything.
If I unload Jaws with insert+f4 and launch it again while the document is
open in NoteTab pro, then it reads just fine.

Anyone have a clue what is going on and what I need to do to have it read
fine when I open the file in the first place?

Thanks,
Richard

Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Bill Tillery
 

Hi all,

 

Can anyone tell me if these other products provide page orientation as OpenBook provides.  When I place a page on the scanner with OB I am able to determine whether the page is right-side-up, etc.  Thanks.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeanette McAllister PhD
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 10:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Even though the state bought mine I think it came from Irie. I can't stress enough how much I recommend it.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

 

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:33 AM, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

 

The list is $1795.

 

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

 

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeanette McAllister PhD
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

 

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:

http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

 

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeanette McAllister PhD
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

 

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.  

 

Jeanette McAllister PhD

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Website Accessibility Auditor/Tester

Professional Placement Specialist

 

   

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner. You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO website on the Pearl camera.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Dave,

 

What is the Pearl camera?

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device. Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it back in, and then launch Openbook.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

Subject: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Hello,

 

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book to scan a document.  Usually I open the program and press the space bar to scan.  When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book untitled one”.  If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition canceled”.

 

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

 

Thanks,

Laura

 

 

Re: Another step in the dialogue, not just pressing okay

Phil Cox <pdcox@...>
 

Hello
Thanks for the response.
I wish to change languages, say to Spanish while using Word. I have a Spanish voice in my list but it will not change to it and the English voice remains active while in Word. 
Is it possible to change language voices on the fly  or not?
 
TIA,  Phil
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 7:48 AM
Subject: Another step in the dialogue, not just pressing okay

Hello,

     As you press the CTRL insert and s command, you can also make the voice the default or use it in another app you happen to be running. If you note the first item on this dialogue, you should be able to use the default—shift tab if you don’t hear JAWS say, “for default” first. However, the press of the tab key once will get you to “for …” for your app in question. Of course, you cannot choose a person, just the synth, so be aware of that. Yet, just press enter/okay after you’ve made your selection. To test it, go back into that app and notice the voice/synth change automatically. Need any more help? Feel free to write back.

Ashleigh S. Piccinino

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Shankar C
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 5:24 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to choose voice

 

hi there,
if you configured the voicess properly,
press ctrl insert s to bring up the list and, use up and down arro
keys to select the voices, once you selected the voice, just press
enter to activate the voice.

I hope, I am cleare.

On 6/15/17, Phil Cox <pdcox@...> wrote:
> Hello All
>
> I have Eloquence and Vocalizer voices on my system but I cannot find how to
> choose among the different voices available within the  synthesizers.
> Help please!
> Phil
>
>
>


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Re: scripts

Mario
 

after saving the .zip file,
press enter on it to open it,
press control+a to select all of the files,
press control+c to copy them to the clipboard,

now, from the programs list,
press j until you get to the version of jaws you're using and press
enter to open it,
type e until you get Explore JAWS and press enter to open it,
type e until you get to Explore My Settings
and press enter to open it.
press control+v to paste the files previously copied to the clipboard.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Bob Hicks [mailto:bob@...]
Sent: Friday, Jun 16, 2017 3:20 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: scripts

On one of the lists, someone is using OE 6 successfully on Windows 10 and
Windows 7. There are scripts for OE 6 on windows 7.



It has been so long since I installed any scripts that I don't remember the
steps for instolling scripts. Can somebody here refresh my memory? tia



Have a great day!



Bob Hicks

Facebook chats

Jim L
 

Heya folks,

 

Am using latest Jaws 17 on a windows 7 64 PC and in the last few weeks facebook chats messages seem to have changed, as before I would scroll thru previous messages when chatting just using the cursor keys now it seems messages are combined in one whole block that Jaws reads out. Its a pain as one needs to listen to all previous messages with a person to just get there last message to me and my last message.

 

Am I the only one this is happening too? It also doesn’t matter whether I am using IE or Chrome as it does the same thing.

 

Is there a Jaws option I need to change to read my messages individually?

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

 

Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

bob jutzi <jutzi1@...>
 

I just have a desktop, an iPad, and iPhone so unfortunately, I wouldn't be able to try this.

On 6/16/2017 4:27 PM, Dave... wrote:
Bob,
I would suggest that if you are on a laptop, it would be controls for your
touchpad. Have you opened it to see what it controls?
Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer
----- Original Message -----
From: "bob jutzi" <jutzi1@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:57
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18
Anyone know the purpose of something installed in Control Panel by Jaws
called Touch Server?
On 6/16/2017 2:38 PM, Bill White wrote:
Yes, it does.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lisle,
Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Does VFO use some variation of Omnipage on its Convenient OCR? Seems I've
seen that file as a separate download.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob
jutzi
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have KNFB reader and love it. On my desktop, I use Omnipage with MS
Office along with Jaws and NVDA.

On 6/16/2017 11:53 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
I think such most likely over-priced products are getting sold for less
now because of apps like KNFB Reader. I guess in a way you need to also
count the cost of the iPhone with KNFB Reader, but of course most of us
don’t do this because we would have the iPhone anyways so it really is
just an extra $99 to make the iPhone into a very capable and portable
OCR device. Maybe a Pearl with Openbook or this ReadIt Air can do a bit
better, but for most people it’s not 8 or 10 times better since KNFB
Reader is probably 90% as good or maybe even more and at a fraction of
the cost.

Regards,

Sieghard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Richard Turner
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:33 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

The list is $1795.

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very
impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was
fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me
double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner
<richardturner42@... <mailto:richardturner42@...>> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention
a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with
Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:


http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

Richard

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[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable
but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.

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*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner.
You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that
when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a
moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The
scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A
very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO
website on the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Dave,

What is the Pearl camera?

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know
I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and
plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are
turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device.
Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it
back in, and then launch Openbook.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

*Subject:*Open Book & Jaws 18

Hello,

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book
to scan a document. Usually I open the program and press the space
bar to scan. When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book
untitled one”. If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition
canceled”.

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

Thanks,

Laura












Re: Speaking percentage in copy or move dialogs in Windows 10

Steve Matzura
 

Tried that. No difference.

On Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:32:07 -0700, you wrote:

Hi,
Is "more information" checkbox checked in copy dialog?
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve
Matzura
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Speaking percentage in copy or move dialogs in Windows 10

I have noticed that sometimes JAWS will speak the percentage of completion
in the copy or move dialogs in Windows 10, and sometimes it won't. Any ideas
on this? Is my problem a screen resolution or color setting, or do I need to
get my hands dirty (ha ha) and write a script for it?




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Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Bill White
 

Hi, Dave. It can't be opened. It's a part of the JAWS application, located in Programs and Features. The only thing you can do from there is uninstall it.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 1:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Bob,

I would suggest that if you are on a laptop, it would be controls for your
touchpad. Have you opened it to see what it controls?

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer


----- Original Message -----
From: "bob jutzi" <jutzi1@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:57
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18


Anyone know the purpose of something installed in Control Panel by Jaws
called Touch Server?

On 6/16/2017 2:38 PM, Bill White wrote:
Yes, it does.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lisle,
Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Does VFO use some variation of Omnipage on its Convenient OCR? Seems I've
seen that file as a separate download.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob
jutzi
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have KNFB reader and love it. On my desktop, I use Omnipage with MS
Office along with Jaws and NVDA.

On 6/16/2017 11:53 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
I think such most likely over-priced products are getting sold for less
now because of apps like KNFB Reader. I guess in a way you need to also
count the cost of the iPhone with KNFB Reader, but of course most of us
don’t do this because we would have the iPhone anyways so it really is
just an extra $99 to make the iPhone into a very capable and portable
OCR device. Maybe a Pearl with Openbook or this ReadIt Air can do a bit
better, but for most people it’s not 8 or 10 times better since KNFB
Reader is probably 90% as good or maybe even more and at a fraction of
the cost.

Regards,

Sieghard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Richard Turner
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:33 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

The list is $1795.

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very
impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was
fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me
double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner
<richardturner42@... <mailto:richardturner42@...>> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention
a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with
Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:


http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable
but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.

*/Jeanette McAllister PhD/*

*Assistive Technology Tutor/Support*

*Website Accessibility Auditor/Tester*

*Professional Placement Specialist*

SmallLogo

JAWS Certified, 2017
<http://www.freedomscientific.com/Certification>

*123 Sycamore Road*

*Franklin, VA 23851*

Office: 757-304-5323

Mobile: 757-346-0708

www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com
<http://www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com/>

www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa
<http://www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa>

*Member-National Employment Committee – NFB*

http://employment.nfb.org/

**

Everyone makes mistakes… it's how we respond that matters. Follow
your heart and you'll always see the nice side of others first.
(Author unknown)

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner.
You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that
when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a
moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The
scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A
very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO
website on the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Dave,

What is the Pearl camera?

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know
I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and
plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are
turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device.
Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it
back in, and then launch Openbook.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

*Subject:*Open Book & Jaws 18

Hello,

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book
to scan a document. Usually I open the program and press the space
bar to scan. When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book
untitled one”. If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition
canceled”.

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

Thanks,

Laura












Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Dave...
 

Bob,

I would suggest that if you are on a laptop, it would be controls for your
touchpad. Have you opened it to see what it controls?

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
From: "bob jutzi" <jutzi1@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:57
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18


Anyone know the purpose of something installed in Control Panel by Jaws
called Touch Server?

On 6/16/2017 2:38 PM, Bill White wrote:
Yes, it does.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lisle,
Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Does VFO use some variation of Omnipage on its Convenient OCR? Seems I've
seen that file as a separate download.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob
jutzi
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have KNFB reader and love it. On my desktop, I use Omnipage with MS
Office along with Jaws and NVDA.

On 6/16/2017 11:53 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
I think such most likely over-priced products are getting sold for less
now because of apps like KNFB Reader. I guess in a way you need to also
count the cost of the iPhone with KNFB Reader, but of course most of us
don’t do this because we would have the iPhone anyways so it really is
just an extra $99 to make the iPhone into a very capable and portable
OCR device. Maybe a Pearl with Openbook or this ReadIt Air can do a bit
better, but for most people it’s not 8 or 10 times better since KNFB
Reader is probably 90% as good or maybe even more and at a fraction of
the cost.

Regards,

Sieghard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Richard Turner
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:33 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

The list is $1795.

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very
impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was
fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me
double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner
<richardturner42@... <mailto:richardturner42@...>> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention
a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with
Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:


http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable
but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.

*/Jeanette McAllister PhD/*

*Assistive Technology Tutor/Support*

*Website Accessibility Auditor/Tester*

*Professional Placement Specialist*

SmallLogo

JAWS Certified, 2017
<http://www.freedomscientific.com/Certification>

*123 Sycamore Road*

*Franklin, VA 23851*

Office: 757-304-5323

Mobile: 757-346-0708

www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com
<http://www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com/>

www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa
<http://www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa>

*Member-National Employment Committee – NFB*

http://employment.nfb.org/

**

Everyone makes mistakes… it's how we respond that matters. Follow
your heart and you'll always see the nice side of others first.
(Author unknown)

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner.
You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that
when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a
moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The
scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A
very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO
website on the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Dave,

What is the Pearl camera?

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know
I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and
plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are
turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device.
Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it
back in, and then launch Openbook.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

*Subject:*Open Book & Jaws 18

Hello,

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book
to scan a document. Usually I open the program and press the space
bar to scan. When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book
untitled one”. If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition
canceled”.

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

Thanks,

Laura












Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

David & his pack of dogs
 

Absolutely.  I got different devices shown to me by a member of the CCB (Canadian Council for the Blind)  I was familiar with Open book, just haven’t used it for years.  He said it was the most bang for your buck.  Even Best buy didn’t know it would work the way I wanted it to do. A demonstration of the scanner and open book was shown to me.  This is why I knew it would work.   

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: June 16, 2017 12:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

David,

 

Does that Canon scanner work with Openbook? You did not say.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 09:18

Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

I use a Cannon USB scanner.  It’s portable and works perfectly with Windows 10 and JAWS 18.  I believe the cost was $99. Plus tax of course 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: June 16, 2017 9:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

 

Interesting. I didn't say it was being discontinued, I speculated that folks may want to check.. I certainly am not looking for an argument.

Maybe this particular vendor isn't selling enough of them to keep them in stock. Maybe it is something unrelated.

Sorry if I came across argumentative.

Just trying to share information.

 

Richard

 


On Jun 16, 2017, at 8:53 AM, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

I think such most likely over-priced products are getting sold for less now because of apps like KNFB Reader. I guess in a way you need to also count the cost of the iPhone with KNFB Reader, but of course most of us don’t do this because we would have the iPhone anyways so it really is just an extra $99 to make the iPhone into a very capable and portable OCR device. Maybe a Pearl with Openbook or this ReadIt Air can do a bit better, but for most people it’s not 8 or 10 times better since KNFB Reader is probably 90% as good or maybe even more and at a fraction of the cost.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:33 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

 

The list is $1795.

 

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

 

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeanette McAllister PhD
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

 

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:

http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

 

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeanette McAllister PhD
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

 

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.  

 

Jeanette McAllister PhD

Assistive Technology Tutor/Support

Website Accessibility Auditor/Tester

Professional Placement Specialist

 

   

123 Sycamore Road

Franklin, VA 23851

Office:  757-304-5323

Mobile: 757-346-0708

www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com

www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa

 

Member-National Employment Committee – NFB

http://employment.nfb.org/

                                                                    

Everyone makes mistakes… it's how we respond that matters. Follow your heart and you'll always see the nice side of others first  (Author unknown)

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner. You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO website on the Pearl camera.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Dave,

 

What is the Pearl camera?

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave..
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Laura,

 

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device. Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it back in, and then launch Openbook.

 

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

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

Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

Subject: Open Book & Jaws 18

 

Hello,

 

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book to scan a document.  Usually I open the program and press the space bar to scan  When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book untitled one”.  If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition canceled”.

 

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

 

Thanks,

Laura

 

 

Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Bill White
 

It's not just in the Control Panel. It's under Programs and Features, where programs are uninstalled. I cannot determine the purpose of this part of the application.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob jutzi
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Anyone know the purpose of something installed in Control Panel by Jaws
called Touch Server?

On 6/16/2017 2:38 PM, Bill White wrote:
Yes, it does.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Does VFO use some variation of Omnipage on its Convenient OCR? Seems I've seen that file as a separate download.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob jutzi
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have KNFB reader and love it. On my desktop, I use Omnipage with MS
Office along with Jaws and NVDA.

On 6/16/2017 11:53 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
I think such most likely over-priced products are getting sold for less
now because of apps like KNFB Reader. I guess in a way you need to also
count the cost of the iPhone with KNFB Reader, but of course most of us
don’t do this because we would have the iPhone anyways so it really is
just an extra $99 to make the iPhone into a very capable and portable
OCR device. Maybe a Pearl with Openbook or this ReadIt Air can do a bit
better, but for most people it’s not 8 or 10 times better since KNFB
Reader is probably 90% as good or maybe even more and at a fraction of
the cost.

Regards,

Sieghard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Richard Turner
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:33 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

The list is $1795.

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very
impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was
fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me
double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner
<richardturner42@... <mailto:richardturner42@...>> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention
a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with
Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:

http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable
but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.

*/Jeanette McAllister PhD/*

*Assistive Technology Tutor/Support*

*Website Accessibility Auditor/Tester*

*Professional Placement Specialist*

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JAWS Certified, 2017 <http://www.freedomscientific.com/Certification>

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Office: 757-304-5323

Mobile: 757-346-0708

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<http://www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com/>

www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa
<http://www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa>

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http://employment.nfb.org/

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Everyone makes mistakes… it's how we respond that matters. Follow
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*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner.
You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that
when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a
moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The
scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A
very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO
website on the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Dave,

What is the Pearl camera?

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know
I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and
plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are
turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device.
Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it
back in, and then launch Openbook.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

*Subject:*Open Book & Jaws 18

Hello,

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book
to scan a document. Usually I open the program and press the space
bar to scan. When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book
untitled one”. If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition
canceled”.

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

Thanks,

Laura












DECtalk Question

Pastor Gil Pries <gilp@...>
 

Hi,

Anyone using the DECtalk usb?

 

Pastor Gil

Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Bill White
 

I use Windows 10, and JAWS 18. There is no Touch Server in my Control Panel.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob jutzi
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Anyone know the purpose of something installed in Control Panel by Jaws
called Touch Server?

On 6/16/2017 2:38 PM, Bill White wrote:
Yes, it does.

Bill White
Billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Does VFO use some variation of Omnipage on its Convenient OCR? Seems I've seen that file as a separate download.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob jutzi
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have KNFB reader and love it. On my desktop, I use Omnipage with MS
Office along with Jaws and NVDA.

On 6/16/2017 11:53 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
I think such most likely over-priced products are getting sold for less
now because of apps like KNFB Reader. I guess in a way you need to also
count the cost of the iPhone with KNFB Reader, but of course most of us
don’t do this because we would have the iPhone anyways so it really is
just an extra $99 to make the iPhone into a very capable and portable
OCR device. Maybe a Pearl with Openbook or this ReadIt Air can do a bit
better, but for most people it’s not 8 or 10 times better since KNFB
Reader is probably 90% as good or maybe even more and at a fraction of
the cost.

Regards,

Sieghard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Richard Turner
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:33 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

The list is $1795.

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very
impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was
fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me
double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner
<richardturner42@... <mailto:richardturner42@...>> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention
a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with
Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:

http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable
but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.

*/Jeanette McAllister PhD/*

*Assistive Technology Tutor/Support*

*Website Accessibility Auditor/Tester*

*Professional Placement Specialist*

SmallLogo

JAWS Certified, 2017 <http://www.freedomscientific.com/Certification>

*123 Sycamore Road*

*Franklin, VA 23851*

Office: 757-304-5323

Mobile: 757-346-0708

www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com
<http://www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com/>

www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa
<http://www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa>

*Member-National Employment Committee – NFB*

http://employment.nfb.org/

**

Everyone makes mistakes… it's how we respond that matters. Follow
your heart and you'll always see the nice side of others first.
(Author unknown)

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner.
You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that
when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a
moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The
scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A
very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO
website on the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Dave,

What is the Pearl camera?

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know
I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and
plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are
turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device.
Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it
back in, and then launch Openbook.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

*Subject:*Open Book & Jaws 18

Hello,

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book
to scan a document. Usually I open the program and press the space
bar to scan. When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book
untitled one”. If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition
canceled”.

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

Thanks,

Laura












Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

bob jutzi <jutzi1@...>
 

Anyone know the purpose of something installed in Control Panel by Jaws called Touch Server?

On 6/16/2017 2:38 PM, Bill White wrote:
Yes, it does.
Bill White
Billwhite92701@...
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18
Does VFO use some variation of Omnipage on its Convenient OCR? Seems I've seen that file as a separate download.
Ted
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob jutzi
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 12:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Open Book & Jaws 18
I have KNFB reader and love it. On my desktop, I use Omnipage with MS
Office along with Jaws and NVDA.
On 6/16/2017 11:53 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
I think such most likely over-priced products are getting sold for less
now because of apps like KNFB Reader. I guess in a way you need to also
count the cost of the iPhone with KNFB Reader, but of course most of us
don’t do this because we would have the iPhone anyways so it really is
just an extra $99 to make the iPhone into a very capable and portable
OCR device. Maybe a Pearl with Openbook or this ReadIt Air can do a bit
better, but for most people it’s not 8 or 10 times better since KNFB
Reader is probably 90% as good or maybe even more and at a fraction of
the cost.

Regards,

Sieghard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Richard Turner
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:33 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Hi,

I just checked a vendor I know and trust.

Right now, Boundless Assistive Technology is selling it for $895.

http://www.boundlessat.com/Blindness/OCR-Scanning/ReadIt-Air

The list is $1795.

It has the full description.

Now that I think about it, I saw this demonstrated once and it was very
impressive.

But, since I already had Openbook, I wasn’t interested.

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have to double check but I think mine was around $2000. I was
fortunate, because the state bought mine because of my job. But let me
double check and I will let everyone know.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 16, 2017, at 11:27 AM, Richard Turner
<richardturner42@... <mailto:richardturner42@...>> wrote:

I just looked at the web site for Readit Air, but they don’t mention
a price.

If someone already has Openbook, and since Openbook works fine with
Jaws, I’m not sure anyone will want to buy another program/device.

Here is the link to the page:

http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_air/readit_air_desc.php

Richard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Jeanette McAllister PhD
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 8:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

I have a readit air which I highly recommend. It’s not only portable
but it’s extremely compatible with JAWS.

*/Jeanette McAllister PhD/*

*Assistive Technology Tutor/Support*

*Website Accessibility Auditor/Tester*

*Professional Placement Specialist*

SmallLogo

JAWS Certified, 2017 <http://www.freedomscientific.com/Certification>

*123 Sycamore Road*

*Franklin, VA 23851*

Office: 757-304-5323

Mobile: 757-346-0708

www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com
<http://www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com/>

www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa
<http://www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa>

*Member-National Employment Committee – NFB*

http://employment.nfb.org/

**

Everyone makes mistakes… it's how we respond that matters. Follow
your heart and you'll always see the nice side of others first.
(Author unknown)

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Friday, June 16, 2017 11:11 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

In addition to what George said, it is much faster than a scanner.
You can also set it to automatically detect lack of motion, so that
when you have a book under the camera, you can flip the page, wait a
moment, and the camera clicks. Then flip the next page and wait. The
scanning and OCR continue in the background until you're done. A
very nice way to do it. I'm sure there is information on the FS VFO
website on the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Friday, June 16, 2017 01:09

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Dave,

What is the Pearl camera?

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:56 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

Yep. Happens to me quite often, even with the Pearl camera.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 19:44

*Subject:*Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Thank you …… I sent an email out a while ago letting everybody know
I got the problem solved …… I unplugged the USB for the scanner and
plugged it back in and it works fine now …… Just like you suggested.

Laura

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Dave...
*Sent:* Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:35 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Open Book & Jaws 18

Laura,

IF it did work in the past, and your Pearl camera or scanner are
turned on, then likely Openbook does not find your scanning device.
Try closing Openbook, unplug the USB for scanning device, plug it
back in, and then launch Openbook.

Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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

*From:*Laura Richardson <mailto:laurakr65@...>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Thursday, June 15, 2017 13:43

*Subject:*Open Book & Jaws 18

Hello,

I’m using Open Book version 9 and Jaws 18 …… I can’t get Open Book
to scan a document. Usually I open the program and press the space
bar to scan. When I press the space bar to scan it says “Open Book
untitled one”. If I press the space bar again it says “Acquisition
canceled”.

Can anybody help? …… I’ve never had this problem before.

Thanks,

Laura