Date   

Re: Jaws 2018 Question

george b <gbmagoo@...>
 

You need to tell us what email client you're using please thank you

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 1, 2017, at 04:00, Pastor Gil Pries <gilp@...> wrote:

In my mail messages jaws says 99 1 2017.

I want it to say, September 1, 2017.

How do I make this change?

Thanks,

 

Pastor Gil


Jaws 2018 Question

Pastor Gil Pries <gilp@...>
 

In my mail messages jaws says 99 1 2017.

I want it to say, September 1, 2017.

How do I make this change?

Thanks,

 

Pastor Gil


jaws 2018 issues

marvin hunkin <startrekcafe@...>
 

Hi. Gave me an error when I tried to migrate my settings, had to do it again and imported. Would not read the dialog in the install with insert b, so you can report this on the freedom scientific beta form, which I am going to do now. Have not used edge, but will try, thanks.


Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: Windows 10, Jay 18.0 and MS office 2010, are they all compatible?

Mike Ulrich <mulrich@...>
 

Thanks, Big time!

Sent from a land far far away in a not so distant time zone!


On Sep 1, 2017, at 5:07 AM, David Moore <jesusloves1966@...> wrote:

Yes, It sure will!

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mike Ulrich
Sent: Friday, September 1, 2017 4:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Windows 10, Jay 18.0 and MS office 2010, are they all compatible?

 

Will windows 10, with running JAWS 18.0, work with all the features of Microsoft office 2010?

 

Sent from a land far far away in a not so distant time zone!

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Windows 10, Jay 18.0 and MS office 2010, are they all compatible?

David Moore
 

Yes, It sure will!

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mike Ulrich
Sent: Friday, September 1, 2017 4:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Windows 10, Jay 18.0 and MS office 2010, are they all compatible?

 

Will windows 10, with running JAWS 18.0, work with all the features of Microsoft office 2010?

 

Sent from a land far far away in a not so distant time zone!

 

 

 

 

 


Windows 10, Jay 18.0 and MS office 2010, are they all compatible?

Mike Ulrich <mulrich@...>
 

Will windows 10, with running JAWS 18.0, work with all the features of Microsoft office 2010?

Sent from a land far far away in a not so distant time zone!


FW: [win10] Critical advisory: do NOT update to Fall Creators Update if you plan to use JAWS 2018 with Edge due to performance problems

 

Hi all,

For those testing JAWS 2018 (especially those testing support for Edge) and if you happen to be a Windows Insider (or thought about upgrading to upcoming Fall Creators Update), be sure to read the below notice to the end, as it WILL affect everyone at one point or another. Thanks.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:18 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Critical advisory: do NOT update to Fall Creators Update if you plan to use JAWS 2018 with Edge due to performance problems #ADVISORY #JAWS #WinTenDev

 

Hi everyone,

 

The below advisory is rated “critical” as it will affect ALL JAWS 2018 users who plans to use Microsoft Edge in Fall Creators Update. Thus, I recommend folks to forward this to other forums, mailing lists and what not, as well as raise a red flag with MS and VFO:

 

CRITICAL ADVISORY: major performance issues found when using JAWS 2018 with Edge under Fall creators Update builds, with one report stating JAWS and/or Edge crashes:

 

JAWS 2018 adds support for Microsoft Edge, the browser that ships as part of Windows 10. Support for Microsoft Edge, especially the new EdgeHTML rendering engine, is crucial when it comes to supporting certain universal apps, as they will use the rendering engine used by Edge to display web content. However, some users have reported performance problems when trying to use JAWS 2018 with Edge under Fall Creators Update preview builds, ranging from delay in feedback to at least one report of JAWS and/or Edge crashing, with performance issues confirmed in subsequent testing. Although these are possible due to beta status of JAWS 2018, part of this is due to changes to Edge code introduced in several Windows Insider Preview builds for the upcoming feature update to Windows 10.

 

Reason for rating this advisory “critical”:

 

  • Windows 10 is a service, therefore feature updates are sent to users and organizations on a semi-annual basis. The latest stable build (Version 1703) will be replaced by upcoming Fall Creators Update (Version 1709) in a few weeks, and soon or later, most users will be asked to update to the new version. Although enterprises can delay the upgrade for a time, they will be asked to upgrade to a future release at one point or another. For those running Windows 10 Home, you CANNOT defer updates.
  • The time to deploy Fall Creators Update can range from several weeks to several months. This means that, unless users tell Windows 10 to defer updates, they’ll be updated to the new release. If told to defer updates, Windows 10 will present the new release by early next year.
  • The delay period (between the day Fall Creators Update is released and January 2018) is a period of bug fixing, and if MS and/or VFO misses this, people will face issues with Edge in the upcoming release after upgrades, further compounding the problem. Thus, it is critical that a fix (both short-term and long-term) is in place before end of 2017 to allow people to test this for a few weeks before Fall Creators Update comes to everyone.

 

Recommended actions:

 

  1. Raise a red flag (feedback) with Microsoft and VFO to make sure this is addressed as soon as possible.
  2. Avoid upgrading to Fall Creators Update until issues with JAWS and Edge are ironed out to an extent that users can use Edge for basic tasks.
  3. Optionally, if you absolutely need to use Edge and/or universal apps that display web content via Edge’s rendering engine, use other screen readers known to support Edge (such as Narrator).
  4. If you need to use a web browser for any task, do NOT use Edge until major problems are resolved.

 

Thanks.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: MS Excel causes Jaws 18 to hang, Win10

 

I've been working in Excel on my Windows 7 PC at work all day today and had zero problems. I have also used it on my Windows 10 laptop and have not noticed any sluggishness and it is not crashing, either. Hope you figure it out, it seems to be back to normal for me. I am a Jaws Beta tester, but mostly use Jaws 18 when I'm at work.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Alan Robbins
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 4:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: MS Excel causes Jaws 18 to hang, Win10

Yes, this is the exact problem that is happening with some folks. I have written to VFO and apprised them of this. They are well aware and are working on it. MS issued some type of Office update the other day, I believe it was Tuesday, 8/29 in which many folks felt the problem had been solved. I have only had what you describe during one work session since then. I agree it is very frustrating. All I can suggest is to write to VFO with your experience.

Best,
Al

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nickus de Vos
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 3:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: MS Excell causes Jaws 18 to hang, Win10

Hi all
I remember a topic on Excell crashing a while ago, I never read that but now I can’t find it to see if this is a similar problem

Firstly I have Windows 10, Jaws 18 and Office 365 which is all up to date.

I’m getting a strange problem in Excell, after working in a workbook for around 5 to 10 minuts, Jaws suddenly becomes totally unresponsive, as if it crashes. If I go to the desktop with Windows key D or someware else, Jaws will start speaking again after a few seconds and all will be fine. Everything else will still work correctly, till I try to enter Excell again and then Jaws freezes up once more and the only way to resolve the problem is to restart the computer.

Weird thing is, this only happens 8 out of 10 times, yesterday for example I spent more than a hour working in a Excell sheet without any issues, but this morning the problem was back again.

This is really frustrating and effecting my work, have you got any ideas on what might be wrong here? At this stage Excell on my Mac actually works better than Excell on my Win10 machine which says quite a lot.

Thanks

Nickus


List Rules, Fri, 9/1/17 #cal-notice

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

List Rules

When:
Friday, 1 September 2017
12:00am to 1:00am
(GMT-04:00) America/New York

Description:
The following is the current version of the JFW Mailing List policies. These are sent out monthly, and also available from:

http://groups.io/g/jfw/wiki/List-Policies 

 

**List Policies**

1: Keep it clean. We're a family list, and there are people here who probably don't want to hear everything *exactly* that's running through your head. If you wouldn't see it on TV, it doesn't belong in a post to the list. If you're not sure, email the administration before you post it to the list. Otherwise, you stand to see your posts moderated.

2: Stay on topic. We're a JFW-oriented list. That said, anything related to JFW, its functionality with programs etc is acceptable. If it doesn't have to do with JFW, it doesn't belong on the list. This includes, but isn't limited to, talk of other screen readers such as Window Eyes.

3: Listen to, and respect, the wishes of the admins/moderators. If you're asked by an admin or moderator to drop a subject, or take something to private emails (in the instance of two people carrying on a thread list-wide), please do so. If the subject is changed on a thread by an admin or moderator, it will be explained why in the email sent out with it. Please don't continue replying to the old subject.

4: Don't ask over the list for a position on the list administration. If you'd like to help out, it's of course welcome, but address the request to do so to the admin team, otherwise it'll be ignored. Requests are always welcome, whether help is being looked for or not. When help is needed, a post will be made to the list. The requests already received will be kept in mind.

5: Keep flaming to a minimum. This is not limited to flaming of each other, but goes beyond that, to flaming of products, opinions, ideas, suggestions, etc. Constructive criticism never hurts. Flame wars, especially public ones, both drive people from this list and are unwelcome here. either take the problem to private emails, or report the problem to list administration.

6. Respect the opinions and views of others. This is *very* important in any environment, most especially an online environment where the only gage one has on a person is what that person puts to writing. If you come off as hostile in your posting, whether you intended to or not, people will take it as such. Online, "face value" means just that. People make mistakes, people don't always have access to the same information you do. For that matter, people don't always have the same experience you do. If you know how someone can solve their problem, great. Suggest it to them and/or the list. Do *not* proceed to tell someone, on or off list, that they have no business posting. Repeat offenders of this particular rule will be banned for a week to 30 days, depending on the severity. Serious problems will be banned permanently.

As always, if there are problems or questions with regards these policies, don't hesitate to send them off-list to jfw+owner@groups.io

James,
List Admin
 


Re: Edge and Jaws 2018

Randy Barnett <randy@...>
 

I will try it on my 1703 machine tomorrow and see if that is the issue. :)


Re: Edge and Jaws 2018

Randy Barnett <randy@...>
 

I thoght he meant 1703 or later.

On 8/31/2017 8:25 PM, Richard Turner wrote:
I think the beta requires Win 10, 1703.
I thought that is what Mike's email said.
Richard



(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Aug 31, 2017, at 8:15 PM, Randy Barnett <randy@...> wrote:

Hi, I installed Jaws 2018 and tried to use Edge. Jaws is not working in edge. It starts in the address bar and when I tab it seems to cycle through the buttons very slowly. I cant seem to scroll through a web page either. It also crashs and unloads completely without restarting. Is it just me or are you all having similar problems?
I am running Win 10 v16278





Re: Edge and Jaws 2018

Richard Turner
 

I think the beta requires Win 10, 1703.
I thought that is what Mike's email said.
Richard



(Sent from the iPod Touch 6)

On Aug 31, 2017, at 8:15 PM, Randy Barnett <randy@...> wrote:

Hi, I installed Jaws 2018 and tried to use Edge. Jaws is not working in edge. It starts in the address bar and when I tab it seems to cycle through the buttons very slowly. I cant seem to scroll through a web page either. It also crashs and unloads completely without restarting. Is it just me or are you all having similar problems?
I am running Win 10 v16278




Edge and Jaws 2018

Randy Barnett <randy@...>
 

Hi, I installed Jaws 2018 and tried to use Edge. Jaws is not working in edge. It starts in the address bar and when I tab it seems to cycle through the buttons very slowly. I cant seem to scroll through a web page either. It also crashs and unloads completely without restarting. Is it just me or are you all having similar problems?
I am running Win 10 v16278


Jaws 2018 Beta, the Thunderbird Status line is Back

Moshe Segal
 

I just noticed after installing the public beta and upgrading to the Creator's Edition that the status line in Thunderbird is once again accessible when pressing Insert-Page Down.


Re: JAWS 2018 Beta Download Links, 2018 Podcast Download Link, + What's New

Randy Barnett <randy@...>
 

Is it normal to have to use the Touch cursor to read the installation dialogs? Not the buttons but the text...

On 8/31/2017 6:33 PM, Don H wrote:
The Pod cast says that there is a new installer for the Jaws beta. If a screen reader is already running it will use that screen reader to voice the installer.  If no screen reader is running the installer is self voicing.  Just ran the installer with NVDA running and NVDA continued to speak as well as the felf voice of the installer.



Re: JAWS 2018 Beta Download Links, 2018 Podcast Download Link, + What's New

Soronel Haetir
 

I suspect what it detects is an existing instance of jaws, I do not
believe there is a way to detect that a generic screen reader is
running.

On 8/31/17, Don H <lmddh50@adams.net> wrote:
The Pod cast says that there is a new installer for the Jaws beta. If a
screen reader is already running it will use that screen reader to voice
the installer.  If no screen reader is running the installer is self
voicing.  Just ran the installer with NVDA running and NVDA continued to
speak as well as the felf voice of the installer.




--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


OCR and Jaws beta

Don H
 

Just installed the Jaws beta.  I then located a PDF file in file explorer then slected recoginize with jaws.  It came back with a error message that OCR was not available unless running Jaws 19. If I understood the Pod Cast correctly it is supposed to work and there will be no Jaws 19.


Re: Kindle Keyboard Commands with Jaws 18

James Malone
 

Don’t know if this will work with Kindle, but the reading commands are located in the Jaws help under Keyboard commands. Try and use Insert key plus left or right arrow to read prier or next word, or Insert key to read by Prier line which is up arrow, or next line which is down arrow.

Would also suggest checking out to see if Jaws will work with Kindle through a Google search.

Hope this helps.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ed Culpepper
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 1:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Kindle Keyboard Commands with Jaws 18

 

Hello –

I am new to Jaws, having migrated from Window-Eyes. Using Jaws 18 I was attempting to read and study a book on my Kindle with accessibility plug-in. To my dismay the keyboard commands I am accustomed to using with WE 9.5.4 and Kindle to navigate reading do not produce the expected results. For example, Read Previous sentence

CTRL Shift  Up Arrow (or Left Arrow) does not read anything but announces “selected.” Is an alternate set of keyboard commands available for reading with Kindle and Jaws 18? Please direct me to a URL or send me a list of keyboard commands off-list if you have such a list in a file on your computer.

Thanks – Ed Culpepper

 


Re: JAWS 2018 Beta Download Links, 2018 Podcast Download Link, + What's New

Don H
 

The Pod cast says that there is a new installer for the Jaws beta. If a screen reader is already running it will use that screen reader to voice the installer.  If no screen reader is running the installer is self voicing.  Just ran the installer with NVDA running and NVDA continued to speak as well as the felf voice of the installer.


JAWS 2018 Beta Download Links, 2018 Podcast Download Link, + What's New

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,
 
Below you'll find the direct download links for the podcast, & Beta 2018.
 
Eric Damery and Jonathan Mosen describe and demonstrate what’s new in JAWS 2018. Learn about the features and participate in our public beta.
 
 
32 Bit:
 
 
64 Bit:
 
 
The following features are new to JAWS 2018. For more information and complete demonstrations, go to the
FSCast web page
 and listen to episode 143.
 
JAWS Version Number Change
 
Beginning with this release, JAWS will now be numbered using the year it will be shipping in, rather than an arbitrary number. You can think of it as though
this is the 2018 model of JAWS coming out this Fall, just as they do with cars. The versions of ZoomText and Fusion that get released following this new
JAWS 2018, will also have the same 2018 numbering. This will make it easier for users to know which versions go together, and when they were released.
 
New Microsoft Edge Support
 
JAWS 2018 introduces support for Edge, the latest web browser from Microsoft included in Windows 10. To use JAWS with Edge, you must be running the Windows
10 Creators update (version 1703) or later. While there are still several JAWS features that are not available in Edge such as selecting and copying using
the Virtual Cursor, PlaceMarkers, Smart Navigation, Flexible Web, and domain-specific settings, we have made the overall experience of navigating pages
in Edge using both speech and braille as similar as possible to working in Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox. As we continue to work with Microsoft
to improve the Edge experience, future JAWS updates will include greater functionality. This initial Edge support will also be ported back to a JAWS 18
update.
 
The Virtual Cursor is used to read pages in Edge just like in other browsers. You can use the standard reading commands as well as most of the Navigation
Quick Keys to navigate through pages. Currently, there are a few Navigation Quick Keys that are not yet supported in Edge, however the most used commands;
moving by headings, paragraphs, forms, tables, lists, graphics, and regions, are available. More Navigation Quick Keys will be supported in future updates.
 
By default, JAWS uses Semi-auto Forms Mode in Edge, which turns on Forms Mode automatically only when you move to a form control using TAB or SHIFT+TAB.
Due to the way Edge displays pages, Auto Forms Mode is not available as it is possible to have multiple controls on a single line. You will need to press
ENTER to turn on Forms Mode if you use the ARROW keys to move to form fields.
 
Other familiar JAWS features that are currently supported include:
 
list of 4 items
• Displaying a list of links, headings, or form controls by pressing INSERT+F7, INSERT+F6, or INSERT+F5.
• Searching for text on the current page by pressing CTRL+F.
• Obtaining font information by pressing INSERT+F.
• The ability for JAWS to detect changes in the language used on a web page and automatically switch to the appropriate voice if available.
list end
 
As you begin using Edge, one important item to note is that Edge is a Modern app with no menu bar that can be accessed using the ALT key. To access Edge
specific features, press TAB from the bottom of a page or SHIFT+TAB from the top. Continue using TAB or SHIFT+TAB to move through the various controls
until you cycle back around to the content area. Alternatively, Edge offers many of the same shortcut keys found in other browsers such as CTRL+T to open
a new tab, CTRL+H for History, CTRL+I for Favorites, CTRL+J for Downloads, and so on.
 
Convenient OCR Adds Support for Freedom Scientific Cameras and Flatbed Scanners
 
The Convenient OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature, which enables you to recognize the text of inaccessible PDF documents opened in Adobe Reader
or the text of images on the screen, has been expanded to support the recognition of image files as well as images captured by Freedom Scientific's PEARL®
reading camera or a flatbed scanner. The PEARL is a highly portable document camera that allows you to capture and recognize a page within seconds, and
also features an automatic mode that senses motion which causes it to capture an image whenever a page is turned.
 
To recognize text in image files saved as BMP, JPG, JPEG, GIF, TIF, TIFF, PNG, PCX, or PDF, press the layered keystrokes INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, F while focused
on the specific file in File Explorer. The recognized text will be displayed in the results viewer where you can use standard reading commands to review
the text or select and copy it to other applications. Alternatively, press the APPLICATIONS key to open the context menu and choose "Recognize File with
JAWS," or "Recognize File with ZoomText Fusion" if Fusion is running.
 
Note: If JAWS is not able to perform OCR on a PDF due to its security settings, try opening the PDF in Adobe Reader and then use the INSERT+SPACEBAR, O,
D command to recognize PDF documents.
 
To acquire and read a document with the PEARL camera, position a page under the camera aligned with the page guide, and then press the layered keystrokes
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, A. This will open the new Camera and Scanner Recognition dialog box and if you have a PEARL USB camera plugged in, it will be the default
option. Just press ENTER to start the single page capture and OCR. After a few seconds, the recognition is complete and JAWS displays the text in the Results
Viewer where you can use standard reading commands to review the text or select and copy it to other applications.
 
Note: The field of view that can be captured by the PEARL is 9 inches by 12 inches.
 
To recognize multiple images, after pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, A, you will want to select the Motion Detect Multi-Page Recognition check box before pressing
the Acquire button to start capturing documents. When you hear JAWS play a camera shudder sound, the current image has been captured and you can place
a new page under the camera or turn the page in a book. Once the PEARL no longer detects motion, the next image is captured and recognized. Once you are
finished recognizing pages, press INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, A again to stop recognition. You can also select the Timeout check box to have recognition stop automatically
if the PEARL detects no motion for 30 seconds.
 
To acquire an image from a scanner, place the page on the scanner bed then press INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, A to open the Camera and Scanner Recognition dialog
box. Make sure your scanner is selected in the Cameras and Scanners combo box and then choose the Acquire button to begin the recognition process. Once
recognition is complete, JAWS displays the text in the Results Viewer where you can use standard reading commands to review the text or select and copy
it to other applications. If your scanner includes an auto document feeder, select the Use auto-document feed, if available check box to scan and recognize
multiple pages.
 
When capturing from the PEARL or a scanner, JAWS also announces the page orientation such as "sideways", "upside down", or "right side up." This is especially
helpful for users who need to make sure a page is positioned correctly for folding and inserting into an envelope so the correct information is showing
through the window.
 
All New Installer
 
The JAWS installation process has been completely redesigned to take advantage of the latest technology. The setup process has been streamlined with fewer
dialogs and offers faster download and installation of various components. The installer is now also self-voicing, no longer using a run-time version of
JAWS. If you happen to be running an older version of JAWS while installing 2018, the self-voicing of the install will remain silent, allowing you to use
your previous version of JAWS to speak during setup.
 
New Verbosity Options for the Virtual Cursor
 
When reading content using the Virtual Cursor, JAWS alerts you to the beginning and end of various elements such as lists, tables, and regions. With JAWS
support for ARIA continuing to improve and web developers becoming more aware of accessible design, the amount of extra information provided by the Virtual
Cursor can become overwhelming when you just want to focus on the page content. To make it easier to determine what is spoken, JAWS now offers three levels
of verbosity for the Virtual Cursor, giving you control over how much detail you want to hear when reading various web content. The three levels are:
 
list of 3 items
• High - JAWS speaks the most information about elements on the page or inside a document. Everything is announced at this level.
• Medium - This level is configured to provide the best user experience on most pages and documents and is the default verbosity level.
• Low - JAWS speaks as little structural information as possible about the elements on a page or inside a document.
list end
 
To choose a verbosity level, do the following:
 
list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
2. In the Search edit box, type "web verbosity" without the quotes.
3. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "Verbosity Level" in the filtered search results in the tree view.
4. Press SPACEBAR to choose the level you want.
5. Press ENTER to save your change and close Settings Center.
list end
 
You can also choose a Virtual Cursor verbosity level to be active for a specific website. From the website where you want to use a different verbosity
level, press INSERT+V to open Quick Settings, navigate to the Personalized Web Settings group, and press SPACEBAR on Verbosity Level to choose the verbosity
level you want for the current site.
 
Each verbosity level is preset to provide the most optimal experience. However, just like with speech verbosity, each level can be further customized to
give only the information you want to hear. For example, you may want to continue using the default Medium verbosity level, but you may want JAWS to announce
a couple more elements that are not spoken by default at this level.
 
To customize a verbosity level, open Settings Center, expand the Web/HTML/PDFs group, expand the Reading group, and expand the Configure Verbosity Levels
group. Next, press the SPACEBAR on the verbosity level you want to customize. A dialog box opens containing a tree view listing the structural elements
that can be announced by the Virtual Cursor. Use the SPACEBAR to select or clear an element and then choose OK to save your changes.
 
"Document and Web Pages Automatically Read when Loaded" Option Added to Settings Center
 
The option to determine whether or not JAWS automatically begins reading after a PDF document or web page loads has been added to Settings Center and Quick
Settings. Previously, this option was only available for Fusion users, but it has been expanded to be available for users who are only running JAWS.
 
When enabled, JAWS automatically begins reading web pages and PDF documents when loaded. Turn it off if you do not want JAWS to automatically begin reading.
Disabling this option is especially useful if you are using JAWS in conjunction with screen magnification software as the focus is not unexpectedly moved
back to the top while you are using the mouse to navigate through the document.
 
By default, this setting is on when only JAWS is running and off when using Fusion or FSReader.
 
Support for Microsoft Mobile Voices in Windows 10
 
JAWS now works with the Microsoft Mobile voices, a new speech interface from Microsoft developed for the Universal Windows Platform. If you are running
JAWS in Windows 10, a new Microsoft Mobile voice profile will be listed in the Voice Adjustment dialog box and the Select a Voice Profile dialog box (CTRL+INSERT+S).
The available voices depend on the installed Windows language. For English, three voices are available. Additional voices can be added through downloadable
language packs which can be installed through the Region and Language settings.
 
Updated Liblouis Braille Translator
 
JAWS 2018 includes version 3.2.0 of the popular Liblouis braille translator. This offers our users the latest updates to contracted and uncontracted Unified
English Braille (UEB) translation as well as improvements for other language tables.
 
Improvements to JAWS Language Switching
 
If a document or web page contains text in a language that is different from the JAWS primary language, JAWS can automatically switch to the specific language
if the currently active voice profile contains the appropriate voice and the document author has used the correct tags to indicate the change in language.
However, most international versions of JAWS turn automatic language switching off by default, requiring users to manually change the voice to match the
language of document text. When manually switching languages, either by changing the active voice profile or using the Select a Language dialog box (CTRL+WINDOWS
Key+L), JAWS now only reads the text of the document or web page in the selected language, but will continue reading JAWS messages, application menus,
and dialog boxes using the primary language.
 
For example, if you have a profile that has Dutch set as the primary language and you switch to an English voice to read an English web page, JAWS will
read the English text using the English voice, but will continue using the Dutch voice to read JAWS messages such as the indication of links and headings.
 
Acronym Expansion Included When Spelling a Word
 
When navigating web pages with the Virtual Cursor and you encounter words that include an acronym expansion, pressing INSERT+NUM PAD 5 (CAPS LOCK+K) in
Laptop layout) twice quickly to spell the current word now also speaks the acronym or abbreviation.
 
Read Dialog Boxes in Modern Apps
 
When a dialog box is displayed in a desktop application, you can press INSERT+B to have JAWS read the entire contents of the dialog box. This command now
also works in Modern apps including Mail, Store, and Edge to read the contents of various popup dialogs.
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.