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moderated Re: Working with Excel worksheets and JAWS

Marty Hutchings
 

Thank you very much.  This worked for adding a new sheet at the end of the list.  The Rename function in this menu doesn't seem to work though.

Love in Christ

Marty

On 4/21/2021 3:25 PM, Van Lant, Robin via groups.io wrote:

Your new favorite keystroke is Insert shift S.  This opens that context menu and allows you to do all those things for the given tab or to add a new tab.

 

 

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Subject: Working with Excel worksheets and JAWS

 

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I am using Windows 10, JAWS 2021 and Exscel 2016, which I just upgraded from Office 2007.  I can no longer get JAWS curser to read the line at the bottom of a spread sheet where the list of sheets is.  How do I copy a sheet and add it to the end of the sheets in a workbook.  I use to do this with the context menu and the JAWS curser.

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moderated Re: Working with Excel worksheets and JAWS

Van Lant, Robin
 

Your new favorite keystroke is Insert shift S.  This opens that context menu and allows you to do all those things for the given tab or to add a new tab.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Working with Excel worksheets and JAWS

 

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I am using Windows 10, JAWS 2021 and Exscel 2016, which I just upgraded from Office 2007.  I can no longer get JAWS curser to read the line at the bottom of a spread sheet where the list of sheets is.  How do I copy a sheet and add it to the end of the sheets in a workbook.  I use to do this with the context menu and the JAWS curser.

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moderated Re: How do I add a signature to an email message in Thunderbird?

 

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moderated Working with Excel worksheets and JAWS

Marty Hutchings
 

I am using Windows 10, JAWS 2021 and Exscel 2016, which I just upgraded from Office 2007.  I can no longer get JAWS curser to read the line at the bottom of a spread sheet where the list of sheets is.  How do I copy a sheet and add it to the end of the sheets in a workbook.  I use to do this with the context menu and the JAWS curser.


moderated How do I add a signature to an email message in Thunderbird?

Marty Hutchings
 

I am using the latest JAWS and Windows 10 with the latest Thunderbird email client and I would like to set up some signatures for my messages like I was doing in Windows Live Mail.  I can't seem to even find anything about signatures in the settings or options in Thunderbird.  Is this even possible?


moderated Re: Tabbing around in outlook

Cohn, Jonathan
 

Is this a general occurrence for you or only for e-mails from a specific vendor or service?
In web views, it is possible for a coder of the page to re-arrange tab order, and in with the use of CSS one can display things in a different order from the way they are listed in the source code. Either of these can effect tab order.

So, if all e-mails from Global Widget company seem to have tabs out of order, but emails from groups.io don't then this is a problem with the way the mail is laid out, and not with your e-mail client or JAWS.

On Apr 21, 2021, at 05:02, Andrew Summers via groups.io <asummers112=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

Hi,
When I open a new email to read and I use the tab key it goes to the first
link and reads it, but when I press tab again it says the name of the link
before.
Why?

Andrew






moderated Re: Slack and JAWS?

John Covici
 

I can never open a link in the iphone app, how do you do that?

On Wed, 21 Apr 2021 04:32:16 -0400,
Abraham Sweiss wrote:

For me, the iPhone app is more accessible and easier to use except for all the steps they make you take to open up a link.

For the desktop i use slack app which has a lot of built in shortcut keys.

Thanks,abraham

On Apr 21, 2021, at 1:30 AM, John Covici <covici@ccs.covici.com> wrote:

It hardly works with the iphone app, with the computer its somewhat
better, but still a pita, particularly if you have several channels
and if you need to look at posts older than a day or two. One thing I
have found is to hit enter on links that say opens in a new tab. I
don't know whether Jaws says that or Edge but that seems to help some.

On Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:33:56 -0400,
Taylor Durrett wrote:

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Yes it’s accessible. The only thing I seem to have trouble with is opening links that gets sent through there. At least I’ve had trouble doing that with my iPhone. Does anyone know how to do that, open links in Slack?
On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:22 PM, Abraham Sweiss <abrahamsweiss8@gmail.com> wrote:

It is accessible.
I use it on a daily basis.
You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.


Thanks,abraham

On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@the-jdh.com> wrote:

Hey folks,

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.




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moderated Re: Slack and JAWS?

John Covici
 

Hi. OK, so I have downloaded the slack application and the scripts
and I still have a few questions.

1) If I want to compose a nessage and attach a file to the message,
how do I do it? In my web browser, there is a file button below the
send message button, with the slack app and the scripts, there seems
to be no way to do this.

2) Using the scripts, it reads the message contents and if I press
left bracket followed by 6, the content is read, more of it, but how
do I go to any links mentioned in that content.

Thanks.

On Wed, 21 Apr 2021 03:12:00 -0400,
Brian D wrote:

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Hi.

I use Slack each day for my job. It has challenges, but overall, it is accessible.

These scripts helped me a great deal using Jaws.
https://www.dlee.org/slack/

Best wishes,

Brian Dalton.

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday 20 April 2021 23:38
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

Yes, I use it daily in my job as well. If you arrow around the screen, I think there are a lot of unnecessary buttons, etc. that get read, but maybe I could customize JAWS to work better with it.

I don’t know if you will have this issue, but sometimes if I try to navigate to the edit box where you type in a message using the “E” key, it actually types the “E” at the start of my message instead of finding the edit field. So I have gotten in the habit of listening for that and erasing it once I am in the edit field.

Good luck,
Pam


From: main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io> <main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> On Behalf Of Abraham Sweiss via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Cc: jfw@groups.io<mailto:jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

It is accessible.
I use it on a daily basis.
You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.


Thanks,abraham

On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@the-jdh.com<mailto:james@the-jdh.com>> wrote:

Hey folks,

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.






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moderated Tabbing around in outlook

Andrew Summers
 

Hi,
When I open a new email to read and I use the tab key it goes to the first
link and reads it, but when I press tab again it says the name of the link
before.
Why?

Andrew


moderated Re: Slack and JAWS?

chandrashekar R.
 

Hey Thanks for the Script link, is there a way for NVDA as well? only
drawback I could see with both reader is they doesn't support for file
download, nor they will not read the file name.

On 4/21/21, Brian D <lists@briandalton.org> wrote:
Hi.

I use Slack each day for my job. It has challenges, but overall, it is
accessible.

These scripts helped me a great deal using Jaws.
https://www.dlee.org/slack/

Best wishes,

Brian Dalton.

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ekstrand, Pamela
A. -ND via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday 20 April 2021 23:38
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

Yes, I use it daily in my job as well. If you arrow around the screen, I
think there are a lot of unnecessary buttons, etc. that get read, but maybe
I could customize JAWS to work better with it.

I don’t know if you will have this issue, but sometimes if I try to navigate
to the edit box where you type in a message using the “E” key, it actually
types the “E” at the start of my message instead of finding the edit field.
So I have gotten in the habit of listening for that and erasing it once I am
in the edit field.

Good luck,
Pam


From: main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> On Behalf Of Abraham Sweiss
via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Cc: jfw@groups.io<mailto:jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

It is accessible.
I use it on a daily basis.
You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a
little familiar with it.


Thanks,abraham

On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth
<james@the-jdh.com<mailto:james@the-jdh.com>> wrote:

Hey folks,

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of
choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out.
How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before
going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.






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moderated Re: Slack and JAWS?

Abraham Sweiss
 

For me, the iPhone app is more accessible and easier to use except for all the steps they make you take to open up a link.

For the desktop i use slack app which has a lot of built in shortcut keys.

Thanks,abraham

On Apr 21, 2021, at 1:30 AM, John Covici <covici@ccs.covici.com> wrote:

It hardly works with the iphone app, with the computer its somewhat
better, but still a pita, particularly if you have several channels
and if you need to look at posts older than a day or two. One thing I
have found is to hit enter on links that say opens in a new tab. I
don't know whether Jaws says that or Edge but that seems to help some.

On Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:33:56 -0400,
Taylor Durrett wrote:

[1 <text/plain; utf-8 (quoted-printable)>]
Yes it’s accessible. The only thing I seem to have trouble with is opening links that gets sent through there. At least I’ve had trouble doing that with my iPhone. Does anyone know how to do that, open links in Slack?
On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:22 PM, Abraham Sweiss <abrahamsweiss8@gmail.com> wrote:

It is accessible.
I use it on a daily basis.
You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.


Thanks,abraham

On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@the-jdh.com> wrote:

Hey folks,

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.




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moderated Re: Slack and JAWS?

Brian D
 

Hi.

 

I use Slack each day for my job. It has challenges, but overall, it is accessible.

 

These scripts helped me a great deal using Jaws.

https://www.dlee.org/slack/

 

Best wishes,

 

Brian Dalton.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday 20 April 2021 23:38
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

 

Yes, I use it daily in my job as well.  If you arrow around the screen, I think there are a lot of unnecessary buttons, etc. that get read, but maybe I could customize JAWS to work better with it.

 

I don’t know if you will have this issue, but sometimes if I try to navigate to the edit box where you type in a message using the “E” key, it actually types the “E” at the start of my message instead of finding the edit field.  So I have gotten in the habit of listening for that and erasing it once I am in the edit field.

 

Good luck,

Pam

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abraham Sweiss via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Cc: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

 

It is accessible.

I use it on a daily basis.

You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.

 

 

Thanks,abraham 

 

On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@...> wrote:



Hey folks,

 

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.


moderated Re: Slack and JAWS?

John Covici
 

It hardly works with the iphone app, with the computer its somewhat
better, but still a pita, particularly if you have several channels
and if you need to look at posts older than a day or two. One thing I
have found is to hit enter on links that say opens in a new tab. I
don't know whether Jaws says that or Edge but that seems to help some.

On Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:33:56 -0400,
Taylor Durrett wrote:

[1 <text/plain; utf-8 (quoted-printable)>]
Yes it’s accessible. The only thing I seem to have trouble with is opening links that gets sent through there. At least I’ve had trouble doing that with my iPhone. Does anyone know how to do that, open links in Slack?
On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:22 PM, Abraham Sweiss <abrahamsweiss8@gmail.com> wrote:


It is accessible.
I use it on a daily basis.
You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.


Thanks,abraham

On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@the-jdh.com> wrote:

Hey folks,

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.




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moderated Re: Slack and JAWS?

Justin Williams
 

I found it pretty accessible with iPhone, but now os much on pc.

 

Of course, that was a year and a half ago, and when I saw that the iPhone worked, I didn't even bother with the pc.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Taylor Durrett
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:34 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

 

Yes it’s accessible. The only thing I seem to have trouble with is opening links that gets sent through there. At least I’ve had trouble doing that with my iPhone. Does anyone know how to do that, open links in Slack?



On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:22 PM, Abraham Sweiss <abrahamsweiss8@...> wrote:



It is accessible.

I use it on a daily basis.

You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.

 

 

Thanks,abraham 



On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@...> wrote:



Hey folks,

 

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.


moderated Re: Windows update changing function keys

 

On Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 08:59 PM, Cornelius wrote:
I suspect the update which are listed as "firmware update" will restore the BIOS settings to default
-
And you'd be right, at least in your case, since it's happened repeatedly.   BIOS is firmware (which is a somewhat more generic term) so you're absolutely right that when you see an update mentioning firmware on a PC the first thing that should enter your mind is BIOS/UEFI.  But it appears that different BIOS/UEFI systems handle the updates differently.  I haven't yet done one on a system on which the Function Key function reverted to media keys/smart keys, but I have no doubt that those reporting that change are reporting accurately.  There have been quite a few BIOS/firmware updates on the HP and Toshiba machines I'm dealing with in my household, as well as a number of same on client computers, but no one has called me saying their function keys reverted (but, of course most my sighted clients have never changed the media/smart behavior back to straight function keys, but I have on several laptops).
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moderated Re: if you were getting a new HP EliteDesk 800 series computer.

 

I am in Canada so it probably wouldn't be very useful for me to look up whatever they cost right now. It's been quite some time since I bought one and that one came with an I7 processor.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hank William Merchant
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: if you were getting a new HP EliteDesk 800 series computer.

 

 

 

Hello back Sieghard,

 

Just curious, what kind of a price is a fellow looking at say for a HP EliteDesk 800 series with a g5 processor with say 16gb of ram and a 500gb ssd harddrive? Any help you can maybe give me on this would be greatly appreciated! Much thanks in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindest regards,

 

Hank

 

 

From: Sieghard Weitzel

Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:34 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: if you were getting a new computer.

 

And for 98% of people even your computer is over-spect. As Brian pointed out, most users get buy with something quite basic and therre is little reason why most people should spend more than $800 or $1,000 on a computer. I personally am very fond of very small form factor Mini PC's for my retail store, I especially like the HP EliteDesk 800 series, I think current is maybe the G4 or G5. These are about 7 inches square and a couple inches thick, they can take I think up to 32 Gb of RAM where 8 or 16 is more than enough for most and they can take a couple of SSD's if you think you need more than one. Again, I think money is better spend on a computer with a 512 Gb SSD and if you want reliable storage invest in a 2or 4 disk NAS like a Synology 218+ or, this is the one I have for my business, a 918+. Put in whichever size drive you need, there is little point in having 12 Tb of storage if all you ever need is 2 or 3 Tb. Don't buy a cruise ship if all you need is a canoe.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Hernandez
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 7:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: if you were getting a new computer.

 

Well said!

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 7:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: if you were getting a new computer.

 

Hi,

I concur with Brian and others who pointed out that it is important to think about purposes of getting a new computer and choose specs based on them. I myself have settled on a ThinkPad for the next laptop due to the reputation of its keyboard, as I sought a writer’s machine with decent specs (not the top of the line).

If I read Jim’s initial request correctly, he wants a machine for music production and related tasks. For these, I think a decent Intel I5 or I7 would suffice (four to six cores), or a cheaper alternative being a mid-range AMD Ryzen (3 or 5 should be enough). Apart from RAM (8 to 16 GB should be enough for music production needs), what’s more important for music professionals is the quality of the sound card (internal sound cards may work, but if one wants to get into heavy music production, add-on cards (PCI Express) or mixers are preferred, and you must factor that when purchasing this particular system).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 6:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: if you were getting a new computer.

 

On Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 09:39 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:

What on earth do you plan on doing with this thing?

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This is the first and primary question anyone planning to purchase a computer should be asking.  I have seen far too many of my clients who were sold grossly overspecced systems for what they intend to do with them.  You match your tool to your task(s) and give yourself a bit of growing room.

From my business webpage:  "
Unless you have very demanding computing needs it's unlikely you need or want a computer with every available bell and whistle."

People, even screen reader users, who are doing little more than web browsing, emailing, and using various typical office suite programs do not need a machine that's tricked out to the degree that it would work for multi-player realtime online gamers or professionals who use 3D modeling or animation software.  And unused processing power and/or memory is just a dead asset and waste of money.

I haven't seen even an intense business user need more than 16GB of RAM, and very few home users will ever benefit from that much, though if they've got it this will give most of them plenty of breathing room in the RAM department.
 
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moderated Re: Windows update changing function keys

Cornelius
 

This also happen in my Lenovo laptop and a few Lenovo laptops that I played with while helping someone to install Windows 10. I suspect the update which are listed as "firmware update" will restore the BIOS settings to default, which means you'll have to go into BIOS and set back the FN key function.
If you install the BIOS update through the lenovo vantage utility, it will also do the same, resetting your BIOS settings to its original default. It is always recommended to load default config after a BIOS update, but in this case, well it will just cause a little inconvenient to usto go back and set the FN key function. For my case I just use the Be My Eyes app and contact Microsoft support which, they are very helpful as long as you can position your camera according to instructions.

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Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows update changing function keys

Unfortunately I've experienced several times where a bios update
overrides customizations.

You're right that it shouldn't but "shouldn't" and "doesn't" are not
the same thing.


On 4/20/21, Chris via groups.io <chrismedley=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
Even a firmware update should not change any settings


From: Randy Barnett
Sent: 20 April 2021 19:38
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Windows update changing function keys

The the new unified firmware interface Windows can actually make changes to
the bios and even updated as Brian said. if you using legacy bios windows
can't interact with it.
Randy Barnett

On Apr 19, 2021, at 11:52 AM, Chris via groups.io
<chrismedley=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have an acer, and I never heard or come across such an issue, and I
wouldn’t have thaught an windows update would change any bios settings in
itself

Maybe the cmos battery is at fault here, rather than windows



From: Marianne Denning
Sent: 19 April 2021 19:10
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Windows update changing function keys

I have an Acer running Windows 10 and the latest version of JAWS. The last 2
Windows updates have changed my function keys back to their original
settings. This means I have to add the function key to make typical commands
work. Has anyone else had a similar problem? I have to bring up my computer
and go into the BIOS and get sighted assistance to put the function keys
back the way I want them. This is extremely frustrating.









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moderated Re: Accessibility of a website called typingtest.com

Taylor Durrett
 

OK, cool. Thank you. I don’t have to pay for that? I do remember from a really long time ago a program called Talking Typer that you had to buy and install on your computer.

On Apr 20, 2021, at 6:52 PM, Jim Fettgather <jimfettgather@gmail.com> wrote:

Please consider trying the online Talking Typer program from APH, fully accessible from any web browser.
Very screen reader friendly.
https://typer.aphtech.org/

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Taylor Durrett
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:39 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Accessibility of a website called typingtest.com

Hello. I’m working on a job application as a transcriptionist, and they want to know my words per minute. I know I am a good and fast Taiper, but I don’t know my exact words per minute, so they recommend using the site called typing test.com. Has anyone Heard of or usedHeard of or used this site successfully with JAWS? I get on the website and click on how long I want my test to be and all that, and then I hit start test, but then I don’t know what to type or where to type it, or there’s no audio instructions or anything else, I don’t see a timer at Cetera. Does anyone know if this is accessible or what other typing test type websites I could use that are more blind friendly.











moderated Re: Accessibility of a website called typingtest.com

Jim Fettgather
 

Please consider trying the online Talking Typer program from APH, fully accessible from any web browser.
Very screen reader friendly.
https://typer.aphtech.org/

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Taylor Durrett
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:39 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Accessibility of a website called typingtest.com

Hello. I’m working on a job application as a transcriptionist, and they want to know my words per minute. I know I am a good and fast Taiper, but I don’t know my exact words per minute, so they recommend using the site called typing test.com. Has anyone Heard of or usedHeard of or used this site successfully with JAWS? I get on the website and click on how long I want my test to be and all that, and then I hit start test, but then I don’t know what to type or where to type it, or there’s no audio instructions or anything else, I don’t see a timer at Cetera. Does anyone know if this is accessible or what other typing test type websites I could use that are more blind friendly.


moderated Accessibility of a website called typingtest.com

Taylor Durrett
 

Hello. I’m working on a job application as a transcriptionist, and they want to know my words per minute. I know I am a good and fast Taiper, but I don’t know my exact words per minute, so they recommend using the site called typing test.com. Has anyone Heard of or usedHeard of or used this site successfully with JAWS? I get on the website and click on how long I want my test to be and all that, and then I hit start test, but then I don’t know what to type or where to type it, or there’s no audio instructions or anything else, I don’t see a timer at Cetera. Does anyone know if this is accessible or what other typing test type websites I could use that are more blind friendly.

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