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moderated Re: Google Chrome,new,Jaws2020,

Morey Worthington
 

Hi again all.

Your f11 tip helped with menus. Now anotherreally one, GoogleChrome is default browser, for now.

I go into bookmarks, choose the onewant to, press enter, and all it does isis Open the page, with nothing else shownThere is something abouta graphic, that using jawsf1, tells me some of these graphics cannot be opened with Jaws.

I am really lost now.

Any thoughts?It is a grocery chain in which my wife went on line shopping and we picked it up.

This new chrome says something about images inmenue bar....hmmmmm

Thanks,

Morey Worthington


moderated Re: Removing password manager

kevin meyers
 

Will this then install it completely from my laptop/?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Removing password manager

 

Remove the extension from firefox

 

 

From: kevin meyers
Sent: 18 June 2020 15:38
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Removing password manager

 

Hello, I setup Firefox to use password manager lastpass. I want to uninstall it. I cannot find it in shell:appsfolder or in programs in control panel or geek uninstaller. There is nothing called lastpass or anything else that might be it. Any thoughts of how this can be uninstalled? Thanks, Kevin

 


moderated Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 02:05 PM, Cristóbal wrote:
It sucks that Jaws users outside of the US don’t have this available to them, but I doubt Vispero was like hey… how can we stick it to those in Europe and Asia and wherever? As others have pointed out, it’s most certainly a distribution and rights thing
I'd say the response Richard Turner received from Eric Damery, and posted, pretty much confirms this beyond any reasonable doubt.  It also is completely in line with the educated speculation that preceded it by multiple group members, including yourself.

Though this is complex, it isn't rocket science, either.  These things have happened, and will continue to happen, when international commerce is involved.
 
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The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

Tyler Wood
 

Hi,

To add to this, and to clarify my previous post, I wasn’t in any way shape or form implying that we should have this available to us outside of the US. That is simply a sad reality and shouldn’t be expected from a company who has third party distributors all over the globe for their products. That would be very difficult to coordinate.

Remember that vispero is located in the US, and it isn’t as though this was a long term project. They’re doing what they can with the time and resources available to them. I do however hope one day that $99 annual Jaws deal comes to other locations.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

So… when Apple really started taking accessibility serious and made things like the iPhone and Mac OS more accessible for us, I remember there being a story going around that it had to do with a high level executive having a visually impaired child/relative or something along those lines. The more likely and less warm and fuzzy answer is that they probably wanted some of those sweet government procurement contracts and in order to do so, they could no longer ignore the needs of the disabled.

Does it really matter whether Vispero did it out of the kindness of their corporate hearts or because it was a good PR thing. None of us obviously knows their books, but initially foregoing a three month revenue stream and now extending it can’t be a good thing for their balance sheet. One of my vendors for my interpreting business is the state of California. All in person interpretation appointments for them has stopped since April first due to CoVid. I’ve got other vendors I work with so I’m thankfully fine, but it hasn’t exactly been fun losing that chunk of change either.

I mean really, just take the win.

It sucks that Jaws users outside of the US don’t have this available to them, but I doubt Vispero was like hey… how can we stick it to those in Europe and Asia and wherever? As others have pointed out, it’s most certainly a distribution and rights thing

 

Cristóbal

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:27 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 11:09 AM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:

I just would not call it a good deed, as it is self-serving on their part.

 


The two are not, and need not be, mutually exclusive.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

Cristóbal
 

So… when Apple really started taking accessibility serious and made things like the iPhone and Mac OS more accessible for us, I remember there being a story going around that it had to do with a high level executive having a visually impaired child/relative or something along those lines. The more likely and less warm and fuzzy answer is that they probably wanted some of those sweet government procurement contracts and in order to do so, they could no longer ignore the needs of the disabled.

Does it really matter whether Vispero did it out of the kindness of their corporate hearts or because it was a good PR thing. None of us obviously knows their books, but initially foregoing a three month revenue stream and now extending it can’t be a good thing for their balance sheet. One of my vendors for my interpreting business is the state of California. All in person interpretation appointments for them has stopped since April first due to CoVid. I’ve got other vendors I work with so I’m thankfully fine, but it hasn’t exactly been fun losing that chunk of change either.

I mean really, just take the win.

It sucks that Jaws users outside of the US don’t have this available to them, but I doubt Vispero was like hey… how can we stick it to those in Europe and Asia and wherever? As others have pointed out, it’s most certainly a distribution and rights thing

 

Cristóbal

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:27 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 11:09 AM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:

I just would not call it a good deed, as it is self-serving on their part.

 


The two are not, and need not be, mutually exclusive.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

Mich Verrier
 

Not only that but hear in Canada where I am from and other places that they serve the deal doesn’t really apply for instince we can’t get the deal of 98 a year for licences or what ever the deal was. From Mich.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: June 18, 2020 11:27 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 11:09 AM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:

I just would not call it a good deed, as it is self-serving on their part.

 


The two are not, and need not be, mutually exclusive.
 
--

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

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: Removing password manager

Chris
 

Remove the extension from firefox

 

 

From: kevin meyers
Sent: 18 June 2020 15:38
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Removing password manager

 

Hello, I setup Firefox to use password manager lastpass. I want to uninstall it. I cannot find it in shell:appsfolder or in programs in control panel or geek uninstaller. There is nothing called lastpass or anything else that might be it. Any thoughts of how this can be uninstalled? Thanks, Kevin

 


moderated Re: Status for edge?

 

On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 12:24 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:
Edge will become part of Windows 10 i.e. ship with it. That will happen with Windows 10 Version 20H2 (beta phase at the moment).
I didn't know that 20H2 was the "ship with" point, but given the hoopla Microsoft has made about original Edge being replaced with Chromium-based Edge, including stating that original Edge would no longer be available to the end user, it seems to me a given that ultimately there will be only new Edge.

They've been clear that original Edge is "dead browser browsing" for quite a while now.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: Status for edge?

 

Hi,

What I’m trying to get at is for those doubting when Edge will become part of Windows 10 i.e. ship with it. That will happen with Windows 10 Version 20H2 (beta phase at the moment).

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Status for edge?

 

On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 12:08 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

A future feature update will switch everyone to Chromium Edge (source: Microsoft).

A current regular update is already doing so:  2020-05 Microsoft Edge Update for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64-based Systems (KB4559309)

I understand that the tentative end of that rollout to all of the Windows 10 user base is the end of July.
 
--

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

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

Richard Turner
 

OK, I was tired of the speculations and what-not about this so I wrote Eric Damery directly.

Here is his reply:

 

From: Eric Damery <EDamery@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:08 AM
To: Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
Subject: RE: International business restrictions

 

Hi Richard,

 

We have not yet completed the solution of selling the portal option outside the US with distributors yet. But we have worked with all our distributors who have access to 90 Day license which they are sharing on request for those who need assistance. Consumers who are at home and need software during this time should reach out to their distributor directly.

 

Thanks,

Eric

 

Eric Damery

Vispero | Vice President Software Product Management

17757 US Highway 19 N, Suite 560, Clearwater, FL 33764

T 727-299-6110 F 727-803-8001

Edamery@...

www.vispero.com

 

 

 

Richard

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

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:26 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

As I mentioned, don't resent it, feel lucky that you didn't get roped into the business ploy.

Glenn

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

Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:27 AM

Subject: Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

Cristóbal,

 

No question, Vispero has done a good deed by making its software available for free to Americans and extending a 20% discount for subsequent purchases during this phase of the pandemic. But it makes sense for people who feel excluded from the offer to resent it.

 

Since this issue has aroused interest on this list and I've been urged to support my previous post, here goes.

 

As Brian wrote so emphatically, Vispero/freedom Scientific is not a charity. It follows that they didn't give away temporary free use of their software for purely altruistic reasons. Presumably, they hope to attract new customers, and they hope to retain those customers by offering a 20% discount once the "free" offer expires. But it's this relationship between a seller and its customers that makes demands by excluded customers completely reasonable even—actually, above all—in what Brian insists is a capitalist model. Customers have every right to ask to be included. I'm not sure why anyone would lash out at them.

 

The word "capitalism" comes from "capital." As Adam Smith, considered the father of capitalism explained, family businesses had been unable to grow from generation to generation. It was only when they gained access to third-party financing that they could expand, hire people outside the family and thus improve quality of life for society in general. At least, that was the theory, and it makes sense so long as government provided a safety net for those unable to participate fully in the capitalist model. Smith understood and advocated this role of government. It's the part of his capitalist model that notoriously got overlooked for a very long time.

 

Vispero and similar accessibility businesses would not exist were it not for the Americans with Disabilities Act. Through the ADA, Congress put the law and governmental resources behind the movement to enable disabled people to participate fully in society. To this end, government combined with businesses to advance a social objective along Smith's capitalist lines.

 

Nations around the world have adopted laws similar to our ADA. Since Vispero says it operates in ninety countries, we would expect its policies to be consistent, the way they are here in the U.S. While Vispero is not a charity, it is participating in a broad social movement backed by the law and government policy.

 

But even if you don't accept a reciprocal relationship between a business's mission and social policies, I go back to my original point. What is wrong with a Vispero customer in New Zealand, Canada or elsewhere speaking up for treatment similar to what Vispero provides Americans? Like any business, Vispero ultimately depends on the goodwill of its customers. Think of all the companies around the world currently issuing statements in support of Black Lives Matter and, to take a specific instance, Quaker Foods elimination of the Aunt Jemimah brand because of its racist connotations. You don't have to agree with these actions to see how social movements affect customer relations.

I didn't understand the harsh rejection of posts from non-Americans urging similar treatment by Vispero in their countries. Their posts made perfect sense from both business and philosophical points of view. That's why I felt compelled to post.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:06 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

Seriously… No good deed goes unpunished.

Vispero didn’t have to do the initial offer to begin with  or even extend  it to anyone at all.

 

 

On Jun 17, 2020, at 3:15 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 06:10 PM, Adrian Spratt wrote:

I’d just like you to know that many Americans have a much more sophisticated understanding of the questions you raise than you’ve read in this thread.

Then, Mr.Spratt, take the time to elaborate that "more sophisticated understanding."

You really like to throw shade, but nothing that's been said here is not factual.  And people who cry "Discrimination!!" when there is not are not doing anyone any favors.  Nor are those who are demanding things that cannot be provided for a variety of reasons, or they likely would be.  The PR itself would be worth it if it were simple to do.
 
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The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: Removing password manager

 

Remove it from Firefox Add-Ons manager, Extensions section.

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The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: Status for edge?

 

On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 12:08 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:
A future feature update will switch everyone to Chromium Edge (source: Microsoft).
A current regular update is already doing so:  2020-05 Microsoft Edge Update for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64-based Systems (KB4559309)

I understand that the tentative end of that rollout to all of the Windows 10 user base is the end of July.
 
--

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

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: Status for edge?

 

Hi,
A future feature update will switch everyone to Chromium Edge (source: Microsoft).
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 6:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Status for edge?

I had installed the chromium version before updating to Windows 10, 2004, so I cannot say if 2004 includes the chromium version: check your version number; this is what I have:
Microsoft Edge Version 83.0.478.50
I use it now pretty much all the time.
Now with Windows 10 2004, Firefox is behaving itself again so I also use Firefox if Edge isn't doing it for me.



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

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Klaus Vielhauer
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 6:42 AM
To: Jaws Forum <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Status for edge?

Hello,


Yesterday I have upgraded the windows 2004 and the latest version of Jaws.

I have used Internet explorerup to now.

It was mentioned previously that the "Edge Browser" with the 2004 update may have the merger with chromium?

What is the trend to go regarding browser with Jaws?


Klaus


moderated Re: Google Chrome,new,Jaws2020,

Bill White
 

Hi, Morey. After starting Chrome, press the F11 key to make sure you're not in full screen mode. If you are, ALT plus F won't work, because in full screen mode, the menus are hidden.

Bill White
billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Morey Worthington
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:41 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Google Chrome,new,Jaws2020,

Hi all. I am having one heck of a time with Google Chrome with Jaws
2020. I figured the menu bar out, by just pressing the menu bar, tabing,
press the menu bar again,press the tab key and down arrow till I fing
the book markpage...PHEW.

The Alt/f key does not longer work.

When I find a book mark I want to enter, it does then tries to open but
itopens with something like inage or something like that.

I am really lost. Any help appreciated..I really need the help my
sighted wife get off my .

Thanks,

Morey Worthington

This is all with the 2004version of W10.


moderated Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 11:09 AM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
I just would not call it a good deed, as it is self-serving on their part.
 

The two are not, and need not be, mutually exclusive.
 
--

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

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

Glenn / Lenny
 


As I mentioned, don't resent it, feel lucky that you didn't get roped into the business ploy.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:27 AM
Subject: Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

Cristóbal,

 

No question, Vispero has done a good deed by making its software available for free to Americans and extending a 20% discount for subsequent purchases during this phase of the pandemic. But it makes sense for people who feel excluded from the offer to resent it.

 

Since this issue has aroused interest on this list and I've been urged to support my previous post, here goes.

 

As Brian wrote so emphatically, Vispero/freedom Scientific is not a charity. It follows that they didn't give away temporary free use of their software for purely altruistic reasons. Presumably, they hope to attract new customers, and they hope to retain those customers by offering a 20% discount once the "free" offer expires. But it's this relationship between a seller and its customers that makes demands by excluded customers completely reasonable even—actually, above all—in what Brian insists is a capitalist model. Customers have every right to ask to be included. I'm not sure why anyone would lash out at them.

 

The word "capitalism" comes from "capital." As Adam Smith, considered the father of capitalism explained, family businesses had been unable to grow from generation to generation. It was only when they gained access to third-party financing that they could expand, hire people outside the family and thus improve quality of life for society in general. At least, that was the theory, and it makes sense so long as government provided a safety net for those unable to participate fully in the capitalist model. Smith understood and advocated this role of government. It's the part of his capitalist model that notoriously got overlooked for a very long time.

 

Vispero and similar accessibility businesses would not exist were it not for the Americans with Disabilities Act. Through the ADA, Congress put the law and governmental resources behind the movement to enable disabled people to participate fully in society. To this end, government combined with businesses to advance a social objective along Smith's capitalist lines.

 

Nations around the world have adopted laws similar to our ADA. Since Vispero says it operates in ninety countries, we would expect its policies to be consistent, the way they are here in the U.S. While Vispero is not a charity, it is participating in a broad social movement backed by the law and government policy.

 

But even if you don't accept a reciprocal relationship between a business's mission and social policies, I go back to my original point. What is wrong with a Vispero customer in New Zealand, Canada or elsewhere speaking up for treatment similar to what Vispero provides Americans? Like any business, Vispero ultimately depends on the goodwill of its customers. Think of all the companies around the world currently issuing statements in support of Black Lives Matter and, to take a specific instance, Quaker Foods elimination of the Aunt Jemimah brand because of its racist connotations. You don't have to agree with these actions to see how social movements affect customer relations.

I didn't understand the harsh rejection of posts from non-Americans urging similar treatment by Vispero in their countries. Their posts made perfect sense from both business and philosophical points of view. That's why I felt compelled to post.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:06 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

Seriously… No good deed goes unpunished.

Vispero didn’t have to do the initial offer to begin with  or even extend  it to anyone at all.

 



On Jun 17, 2020, at 3:15 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 06:10 PM, Adrian Spratt wrote:

I’d just like you to know that many Americans have a much more sophisticated understanding of the questions you raise than you’ve read in this thread.

Then, Mr.Spratt, take the time to elaborate that "more sophisticated understanding."

You really like to throw shade, but nothing that's been said here is not factual.  And people who cry "Discrimination!!" when there is not are not doing anyone any favors.  Nor are those who are demanding things that cannot be provided for a variety of reasons, or they likely would be.  The PR itself would be worth it if it were simple to do.
 
--

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

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

Glenn / Lenny
 


I don't see this as a good deed, FS is using this as a marketing ploy.
It will be harder for folks to go back to using 2018 or whatever when this runs out, so they are just drumming up business.
Not that I am condemning this practice, it is a good business ploy, I just would not call it a good deed, as it is self-serving on their part.
Glenn
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:06 PM
Subject: Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

Seriously… No good deed goes unpunished.
Vispero didn’t have to do the initial offer to begin with  or even extend  it to anyone at all.


On Jun 17, 2020, at 3:15 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 06:10 PM, Adrian Spratt wrote:
I’d just like you to know that many Americans have a much more sophisticated understanding of the questions you raise than you’ve read in this thread.
Then, Mr.Spratt, take the time to elaborate that "more sophisticated understanding."

You really like to throw shade, but nothing that's been said here is not factual.  And people who cry "Discrimination!!" when there is not are not doing anyone any favors.  Nor are those who are demanding things that cannot be provided for a variety of reasons, or they likely would be.  The PR itself would be worth it if it were simple to do.
 
--

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

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: Jaws and synthesizers

Boston, Jason W
 

I'm using a wireless stereo headset which let's me use Jaws in an office environment without disturbing others. I also use a soft phone and teams/scype for audio conferences. While on a call with the soft phone or in a skype/teams meeting I would like jaws to be in one ear only. I've tried the revere of putting the soft phone/skype meeting to only one ear, but can't figure that out either.


Thanks,
Jason

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws and synthesizers


IMPORTANT!! - External Content - Please use caution.


David,

A small addition to your comprehensive discussion: an external synthesizer that does not rely on a soundcard is another option.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws and synthesizers

As far as I know this is not possible through one sound card audio settings although there may be mixer software that I am not aware of.
When I did some work for the RNIB years ago to solve this they provided a hardware kit, a splitter box which forced Jaws through one channel and allowed you to hear another sound input such as a telephone line through the other channel of a headset/microphone setup. This was quite efficient and I believe that this kit can still be purchased.
Jaws can be used with multiple sound cards, perhaps a USB as well as an on board sound card. In theory you could have 2 sound cards and using a splitter box force Jaws output into one channel and another card through the secondary channel with such a kit. Of course As a much cheaper Heath Robinson solution is to simply use 2 sets of tin ear earphones coming from 2 installed sound cards and simply put one earphone from each card in each ear to hear the output from both cards at once.

David Griffith.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Boston, Jason W
Sent: 16 June 2020 15:28
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws and synthesizers

Hello all,

I was wondering if there is a way to make Jaws only send output to the right or left audio channel? If not jaws, can this be done to one of the synthesizers that come with Jaws?



Thanks,

Jason



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moderated Re: Google Chrome,new,Jaws2020,

Dean Martineau <topdot@...>
 

The only difference between this and my system is that I'm not running Windows 2004 yet. Chrome is now updated and works as it always has, with Alt+F working as it should work and bookmarks opening.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Morey Worthington
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:41 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Google Chrome,new,Jaws2020,

Hi all. I am having one heck of a time with Google Chrome with Jaws
2020. I figured the menu bar out, by just pressing the menu bar, tabing,
press the menu bar again,press the tab key and down arrow till I fing
the book markpage...PHEW.

The Alt/f key does not longer work.

When I find a book mark I want to enter, it does then tries to open but
itopens with something like inage or something like that.

I am really lost. Any help appreciated..I really need the help my
sighted wife get off my .

Thanks,

Morey Worthington

This is all with the 2004version of W10.


moderated Re: From Freedom Scientific: Freedom Scientific is extending the Free Home-Use Software For Those Affected by COVID-19

 

On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 08:27 AM, Adrian Spratt wrote:
Nations around the world have adopted laws similar to our ADA. Since Vispero says it operates in ninety countries, we would expect its policies to be consistent, the way they are here in the U.S.
Put quite simply, to anyone even vaguely familiar with multi-national business, "No, we would not."

You tie yourself in knots trying to claim a consistency that cannot be, and never has been, possible when operating businesses internationally is possible.  It isn't.

This is not to say that anyone should not feel free to plead their case(s) to whomever they feel appropriate.  But they also need to have some idea of the constraints that do exist both before and after doing so.  It's got nothing to do with me being American and anyone else not.  The same broad constraints apply "in the opposite direction" as well.  I cannot and should not expect to be on a level playing field with a customer in the home country of a business operating internationally if I do not live in the home country.  And depending on where they are, and where I am, the degree of "non-level-ness" can be pretty extreme.  This is almost always secondary to the laws of the nation in which the customer lives.  Then there are contractual obligations if one is doing that business through a third-party exclusive representative.

I can't say, "it really is that simple," because, in this instance, it really is that complex.  And because it's that complex, your expectations had better align with the complexities involved.
 
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