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most responsive syn

Don H
 

Would like to get some opinions regarding which is the best and most responsive syn to use with JAWS I am currently using the vocalizer Tom high.
Thanks.


Re: returning to default settings

Carol Smith
 

Thanks again, Mike.  You have once again come to my rescue. 



Take care,


Carol


On 5/21/2017 1:58 PM, Mike B. wrote:
Hi Carol,
 
I got this awhile back, but the steps should still work:
From: Freedom Scientific
 
Thank you for contacting Freedom Scientific Support.
 
You might try resetting your JAWS user settings. This has been known to fix issues of this type.
To set JAWS to the defaults:
 
If you are using any third party scripts, back them up first.
 
1. Press the windows logo key to open the Start Menu.
 
2. Press the letter P for Programs or go to the all programs sub-menu.
 
3. Press the letter J till you come to the JAWS version you are looking for and press enter.
 
4. Press Enter on Explore JAWS.
 
5. Down arrow to explore my settings and press Enter.
 
6. Press control+A to select all settings then  hold down the shift key  and press the delete key.
 
7. Restart JAWS.
 
If you continue to have issues, please let us know. Please provide your JAWS serial number and we will escalate this issue to our development department.
 Grant Downey
Technical Support Specialist
Freedom Scientific
E-mail Support: support@...
Take care, Mike.
Sennt from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 6:58 AM
Subject: returning to default settings

OK, I have gotten tired of playing around without knowing what some
changes were before I started, grin.  Now that I have a little better
handle on how things work, I would like to set Jaws back to the factory
default settings so I can start playing around with them again, grin. 
How do I do this, or should I uninstall Jaws and start over?  Thank you.

Carol





Re: returning to default settings

 

Once you have returned to the default settings and have made some basic changes like maybe with voice rate and pitch you might want to save these by performing a settings export. You do this from the Jaws > Utility > Import/Export. This way if something gets messed up you could simply import this backup and you would at least not have to start totally from scratch. As you go along you can make another backup as long as you know all settings work and are as you want them. Especially if you custom label any graphics or define custom dictionary entries it is nice to get these back.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 6:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: returning to default settings

OK, I have gotten tired of playing around without knowing what some changes were before I started, grin. Now that I have a little better handle on how things work, I would like to set Jaws back to the factory default settings so I can start playing around with them again, grin.
How do I do this, or should I uninstall Jaws and start over? Thank you.

Carol


Re: returning to default settings

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Charge?!  They charge me to be on the list!  LOL  LOL 
Take care, Mike.
Sennt from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: returning to default settings

Thanks again, Mike.  I will try this now and let you know what happens.  How much do you charge for all this extra help, LOL?

Carol
On 5/21/2017 1:58 PM, Mike B. wrote:
Hi Carol,
 
I got this awhile back, but the steps should still work:
From: Freedom Scientific
 
Thank you for contacting Freedom Scientific Support.
 
You might try resetting your JAWS user settings. This has been known to fix issues of this type.
To set JAWS to the defaults:
 
If you are using any third party scripts, back them up first.
 
1. Press the windows logo key to open the Start Menu.
 
2. Press the letter P for Programs or go to the all programs sub-menu.
 
3. Press the letter J till you come to the JAWS version you are looking for and press enter.
 
4. Press Enter on Explore JAWS.
 
5. Down arrow to explore my settings and press Enter.
 
6. Press control+A to select all settings then  hold down the shift key  and press the delete key.
 
7. Restart JAWS.
 
If you continue to have issues, please let us know. Please provide your JAWS serial number and we will escalate this issue to our development department.
 Grant Downey
Technical Support Specialist
Freedom Scientific
E-mail Support: support@...
Take care, Mike.
Sennt from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 6:58 AM
Subject: returning to default settings

OK, I have gotten tired of playing around without knowing what some
changes were before I started, grin.  Now that I have a little better
handle on how things work, I would like to set Jaws back to the factory
default settings so I can start playing around with them again, grin. 
How do I do this, or should I uninstall Jaws and start over?  Thank you.

Carol





Re: returning to default settings

Carol Smith
 

Thanks again, Mike.  I will try this now and let you know what happens.  How much do you charge for all this extra help, LOL?

Carol

On 5/21/2017 1:58 PM, Mike B. wrote:
Hi Carol,
 
I got this awhile back, but the steps should still work:
From: Freedom Scientific
 
Thank you for contacting Freedom Scientific Support.
 
You might try resetting your JAWS user settings. This has been known to fix issues of this type.
To set JAWS to the defaults:
 
If you are using any third party scripts, back them up first.
 
1. Press the windows logo key to open the Start Menu.
 
2. Press the letter P for Programs or go to the all programs sub-menu.
 
3. Press the letter J till you come to the JAWS version you are looking for and press enter.
 
4. Press Enter on Explore JAWS.
 
5. Down arrow to explore my settings and press Enter.
 
6. Press control+A to select all settings then  hold down the shift key  and press the delete key.
 
7. Restart JAWS.
 
If you continue to have issues, please let us know. Please provide your JAWS serial number and we will escalate this issue to our development department.
 Grant Downey
Technical Support Specialist
Freedom Scientific
E-mail Support: support@...
Take care, Mike.
Sennt from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 6:58 AM
Subject: returning to default settings

OK, I have gotten tired of playing around without knowing what some
changes were before I started, grin.  Now that I have a little better
handle on how things work, I would like to set Jaws back to the factory
default settings so I can start playing around with them again, grin. 
How do I do this, or should I uninstall Jaws and start over?  Thank you.

Carol





Re: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

ratshtron
 

what's really nice, when using jaws on a laptop, you can use a standard usb keyboard and still use the desktop configuration with the laptop.

Legend has it that on Sunday 5/21/2017 01:00 PM, Carol Smith via Groups.Io said:
----------------------------------------
Yes, I tried that laptop setting and had a devil of a time getting Jaws back to the keyboard setting. It wouldn't let me use the caps-lock key and of course, the insert key was not available for Jaws commands. Now, Jaws and I are happily co-existing again.

Carol



On 5/21/2017 1:39 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
I tried it, but switch back to desktop - like it better. I
do know that some desktop users prefer the laptop
configuration, so good that we have choices.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 4:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

I did what she suggested (changing desktop to laptop) and I
won't try that again, LOL! It took me quite a long time to
get back to desktop mode. The Capslock key did not play
very well when trying to envoke Jaws. The only way I solved
the problem was to force Jaws to close and after a few tries
of restarting the program, I was finally able to get the
Jaws menu open to access the settings.

Anyway, It did nothing to allow Jaws to speak while Kurzweil
was running, either, so, save yourself the trouble, if you
were thinking about trying to play around with it.

Carol

Of course, somebody will try it now just to make sure I
didn't do it incorrectly, grin.

Have a nice day.


On 5/20/2017 3:07 PM, Mario wrote:
Caroline, you mean caps lock, don't you?


-------- Original Message --------
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net]
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 1:33 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

Carol, if you'll go into Basics and set to Laptop, then
the Shift-Lock
will be your JAWS hot key. You'll have to press it twice,
if you
really want to use Shift-Lock.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On
Behalf Of
Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:19 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

Hi again, Pablo,

The suggestion for Kurzweil will not work. Jaws is turned
off and
since Kurzweil uses the insert key, it can't be used to
activate Jaws.
Maybe someone else has the correct answer. It might be
that there is
a way to stop the Jaws functions from being turned off
before the program loads.
Carol


On 5/20/2017 9:46 AM, Pablo Morales wrote:
You can press insert + space bar, then s to toggle speech
off or on.
I am trying to do the opposite of what you want to do. I
am wondering
how did you do to make jaws speak on Kurzweil?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On
Behalf Of
Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 2:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

How do I get Jaws to stop speaking while running programs
that have
their own speech? For example, Kurzweil has a Jaws
built-in way to
take care of this. I would like to play my BlindGamers
games without
having to shut Jaws down completely. Can this be done?
Thanks.
Carol

















.








----------------------------------------


Re: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

Carol Smith
 

Yes, I tried that laptop setting and had a devil of a time getting Jaws back to the keyboard setting. It wouldn't let me use the caps-lock key and of course, the insert key was not available for Jaws commands. Now, Jaws and I are happily co-existing again.

Carol

On 5/21/2017 1:39 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
I tried it, but switch back to desktop - like it better. I
do know that some desktop users prefer the laptop
configuration, so good that we have choices.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 4:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

I did what she suggested (changing desktop to laptop) and I
won't try that again, LOL! It took me quite a long time to
get back to desktop mode. The Capslock key did not play
very well when trying to envoke Jaws. The only way I solved
the problem was to force Jaws to close and after a few tries
of restarting the program, I was finally able to get the
Jaws menu open to access the settings.

Anyway, It did nothing to allow Jaws to speak while Kurzweil
was running, either, so, save yourself the trouble, if you
were thinking about trying to play around with it.

Carol

Of course, somebody will try it now just to make sure I
didn't do it incorrectly, grin.

Have a nice day.


On 5/20/2017 3:07 PM, Mario wrote:
Caroline, you mean caps lock, don't you?


-------- Original Message --------
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net]
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 1:33 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

Carol, if you'll go into Basics and set to Laptop, then
the Shift-Lock
will be your JAWS hot key. You'll have to press it twice,
if you
really want to use Shift-Lock.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On
Behalf Of
Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:19 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

Hi again, Pablo,

The suggestion for Kurzweil will not work. Jaws is turned
off and
since Kurzweil uses the insert key, it can't be used to
activate Jaws.
Maybe someone else has the correct answer. It might be
that there is
a way to stop the Jaws functions from being turned off
before the program loads.
Carol


On 5/20/2017 9:46 AM, Pablo Morales wrote:
You can press insert + space bar, then s to toggle speech
off or on.
I am trying to do the opposite of what you want to do. I
am wondering
how did you do to make jaws speak on Kurzweil?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On
Behalf Of
Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 2:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

How do I get Jaws to stop speaking while running programs
that have
their own speech? For example, Kurzweil has a Jaws
built-in way to
take care of this. I would like to play my BlindGamers
games without
having to shut Jaws down completely. Can this be done?
Thanks.
Carol

















.










Re: returning to default settings

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi Carol,
 
I got this awhile back, but the steps should still work:
From: Freedom Scientific
 
Thank you for contacting Freedom Scientific Support.
 
You might try resetting your JAWS user settings. This has been known to fix issues of this type.
To set JAWS to the defaults:
 
If you are using any third party scripts, back them up first.
 
1. Press the windows logo key to open the Start Menu.
 
2. Press the letter P for Programs or go to the all programs sub-menu.
 
3. Press the letter J till you come to the JAWS version you are looking for and press enter.
 
4. Press Enter on Explore JAWS.
 
5. Down arrow to explore my settings and press Enter.
 
6. Press control+A to select all settings then  hold down the shift key  and press the delete key.
 
7. Restart JAWS.
 
If you continue to have issues, please let us know. Please provide your JAWS serial number and we will escalate this issue to our development department.
 Grant Downey
Technical Support Specialist
Freedom Scientific
E-mail Support: support@...
Take care, Mike.
Sennt from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 6:58 AM
Subject: returning to default settings

OK, I have gotten tired of playing around without knowing what some
changes were before I started, grin.  Now that I have a little better
handle on how things work, I would like to set Jaws back to the factory
default settings so I can start playing around with them again, grin. 
How do I do this, or should I uninstall Jaws and start over?  Thank you.

Carol




Re: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

I tried it, but switch back to desktop - like it better. I
do know that some desktop users prefer the laptop
configuration, so good that we have choices.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 4:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

I did what she suggested (changing desktop to laptop) and I
won't try that again, LOL! It took me quite a long time to
get back to desktop mode. The Capslock key did not play
very well when trying to envoke Jaws. The only way I solved
the problem was to force Jaws to close and after a few tries
of restarting the program, I was finally able to get the
Jaws menu open to access the settings.

Anyway, It did nothing to allow Jaws to speak while Kurzweil
was running, either, so, save yourself the trouble, if you
were thinking about trying to play around with it.

Carol

Of course, somebody will try it now just to make sure I
didn't do it incorrectly, grin.

Have a nice day.


On 5/20/2017 3:07 PM, Mario wrote:
Caroline, you mean caps lock, don't you?


-------- Original Message --------
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net]
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 1:33 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

Carol, if you'll go into Basics and set to Laptop, then
the Shift-Lock
will be your JAWS hot key. You'll have to press it twice,
if you
really want to use Shift-Lock.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On
Behalf Of
Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:19 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

Hi again, Pablo,

The suggestion for Kurzweil will not work. Jaws is turned
off and
since Kurzweil uses the insert key, it can't be used to
activate Jaws.
Maybe someone else has the correct answer. It might be
that there is
a way to stop the Jaws functions from being turned off
before the program loads.

Carol


On 5/20/2017 9:46 AM, Pablo Morales wrote:
You can press insert + space bar, then s to toggle speech
off or on.
I am trying to do the opposite of what you want to do. I
am wondering
how did you do to make jaws speak on Kurzweil?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On
Behalf Of
Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 2:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

How do I get Jaws to stop speaking while running programs
that have
their own speech? For example, Kurzweil has a Jaws
built-in way to
take care of this. I would like to play my BlindGamers
games without
having to shut Jaws down completely. Can this be done?
Thanks.

Carol

















.





Re: copy text

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

Thanks for that! It is great to know that can be done. I tried it, and it worked.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marquette, Ed
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 4:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: copy text

Use the layered keystroke: JawsKey + space. Then type the letter c.
The copy buffer will be shown in the virtual viewer.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 3:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: copy text

Is there some way to get feedback from Jaws regarding what you have selected to copy on a web page or document? Right now I don't know what if anything I have copied until I try to paste it somewhere.
Thanks




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Thank you.


Re: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

Right, Caps Loc .

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 3:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

Caroline, you mean caps lock, don't you?


-------- Original Message --------
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net]
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 1:33 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

Carol, if you'll go into Basics and set to Laptop, then the Shift-Lock will be your JAWS hot key. You'll have to press it twice, if you really want to use Shift-Lock.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:19 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

Hi again, Pablo,

The suggestion for Kurzweil will not work. Jaws is turned off and since Kurzweil uses the insert key, it can't be used to activate Jaws. Maybe someone else has the correct answer. It might be that there is a way to stop the Jaws functions from being turned off before the program loads.

Carol


On 5/20/2017 9:46 AM, Pablo Morales wrote:
You can press insert + space bar, then s to toggle speech off or on.
I am trying to do the opposite of what you want to do. I am wondering how did you do to make jaws speak on Kurzweil?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 2:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

How do I get Jaws to stop speaking while running programs that have their own speech? For example, Kurzweil has a Jaws built-in way to take care of this. I would like to play my BlindGamers games without having to shut Jaws down completely. Can this be done? Thanks.

Carol

















.


Re: JAWS and Wi-Fi___33-Enabled Amplifier

Marquette, Ed <ed.marquette@...>
 

Awesome!

Thanks!!!!

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Wi-Fi___33-Enabled Amplifier

 

I totally agree with Randy, if you already have in-ceiling or in-wall speakers the Sonos Connect Amp is exactly what you want. The only situation where it might not be the best choice is if somebody has a lot of external sources like a CD Player, tape deck, turn table etc. I know most tape decks have long since been disconnected and turn tables are probably more rare than they are common, but some still use them. If all you have is a CD player then the Connect Amp does have 1 set of analogue RCA inputs.

 

I recently wrote a lengthy post about Sonos and I think it was on this list, you can probably find it in the archive. The Connect Amp connects to your WiFi, it has a 110 watts Class D amplifier and it can play music from just about every imagineable paid music subscription as well as from Tune In and iHeart Radio. Support for paid subscriptions includes Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play Music, Sirius XM, Slacker, Tidal, Pandora and much more.

The Connect Amp itself has only a play/pause button and a volume rocker, it has the RCA input and a set of speaker outputs. There is also a set of ethernet ports so if you wanted you could wire it to your router, the second ethernet port is just an output so you wouldn't loose a router port. There is also a port if you have a powered subwover to plug that in.

Apart from all the internet music you can play your own digital music if you have it on your computer, ideal is saving it on a network attached hard drive as Sonos can access it and you can always play your music whether your computer is on or not.

You control the Sonos system via an iPhone or Android app and there is also a Windows app which works pretty well with Jaws. The iOS app is super accessible, I don't have an Android phone so can't speak for that.

The nice thing about Sonos is that you can continue to add players over time, if you later want to put one of their portable speakers elsewhere, you can buy either a Play 1, Play 3 or Play 5 and do this, any of these can also be set up as a stereo pair and if you have one of them in the kitchen but plan a barbecue outside you can just unplug it, plug it in outside and as long as it is in range of your WiFi you have music outside.

. There is also a a wireless Sonos Sub available which is $700 but amazing for that price. Lastly, you can set upa 5.1 system in your living room with a Sonos Playbar (a soundbar for underneath your TV), a Sonos Sub and a set of Play 1 or Play 3 speakers which in this setup become the rear speakers.

If you have multiple Sonos speakers/players you can set them up individually or in groups of 2 or more. You can of course play different things on all of them or group all of them together and play the same music everywhere in the house.

There are even apps for iOS and probably Android which allow you to use your iPhone and Sonos sytem as a PA system, you just open the app, select the speaker or group of speakers you ant and then tap talk and speak into your phone. What you say will be broadcast through your Sonos system with maybe a half second delay.

You can read more at www.Sonos.com, if you order directly you get free shippng, excellent customer service and a generous 45-day return period. Use it for up to 6 weeks and if you don't like it call them up and they'll give you an RA number and I think they even pay for the shipping back, but I'm not sure if they still do. I think if you look for reviews you'll find few bad ones.

One last thing, Sonos is not Airplay capable by itself. If you want to Airplay from an iPhone or iPad to Sonos you have to buy an Airport Express and hook it up to one of the Sonos components which has an input like the Sonos Connect Amp, Connect or Play 5. The Play 1 and Play 3 have no inputs and none of the Sonos components have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Wi-Fi___33-Enabled Amplifier

 

Its pricey but the Sonos amp is what you are looking for it can play music from the internet or your PC or phone  has a analog input The PC and phone software is totally accessible. I have The play One, Play 3, Connect and connect amp and they all sound really good and like I said are totally compatible with Jaws and VO and I would think other screen readers as well.
On 5/17/2017 12:25 AM, Marquette, Ed wrote:

All:

I’ll ask my question first and then explain.

Is there such a thing as a WI-FI-enabled Amplifier that acts, for instance, like a Wi-Fi-enabled printer and that has a software-based control panel accessible using JAWS?

 

Now, for the reason for that question.  Several years back, we had an expensive set of wired speakers installed, during a remodeling job, in the ceiling and walls of a very large room in our home.  Apart from the uneasy relationship between JAWS and iTunes and Bluetooth connectivity challenges, I can sometimes play music on my laptop through the above-described amplification system.

The challenge is that Bluetooth is inherently flakey, and the amplifier is 100% inaccessible.  I have to guess to determine whether it is in Bluetooth reception mode.  Plus, it drops the pairing frequently, and pairing is a nightmare.  In addition, for Bluetooth even to work, one must keep the laptop and the amplifier in relatively close proximity to each other.

A Wi-Fi -enabled amplifier would simply appear on the network, like a printer.  An accessible control panel on the laptop would allow the amplifier to be controlled over the Wi-Fi network just the way one controls various functions of a Wi-Fi-enabled printer.

I’ve tried searching the Internet for “accessible amplifiers” and the like, but I’ve come up empty.

That such a device should exist seems obvious, but …

Of course, even if it does, there is a good chance that the control panel would be inaccessible. 

 

I. Edward Marquette

Direct Dial:  816.502.4646

Mobile:  816.812.0088

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Kansas City, MO 64108

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Re: Reading Mail in Outlook

Kevin Hourigan <kevinthourigan@...>
 

Bingo,

Thank you Mike,

Kevin.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: May 20, 2017 6:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading Mail in Outlook

 

Hi Kevin,

 

Make sure the screen is maximized.

Take care, Mike.
Sennt from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

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

Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 5:27 PM

Subject: Reading Mail in Outlook

 

Hello,

All of a sudden Jaws stopped reading the titles of my emails in Outlook as I down arrow through them. Jaws does read them when I push insert up arrow. Any suggestions about how to correct this, please?

Thank you,

Kevin. 


returning to default settings

Carol Smith
 

OK, I have gotten tired of playing around without knowing what some changes were before I started, grin. Now that I have a little better handle on how things work, I would like to set Jaws back to the factory default settings so I can start playing around with them again, grin. How do I do this, or should I uninstall Jaws and start over? Thank you.

Carol


Re: JAWS scripts

Soronel Haetir
 

Jaws scripts are (for the most part) tied to the particular program
that is running at any given time. There is a default script but it is
generally best not to mess with that. A fairly recent version (I think
jaws 16 but not certain about that) also added the ability to have
scripts for specific domains when doing web browsing.

The only way to add a new script action and have it be available in
all programs is to modify the default script set, but like I said it
is generally better not to mess with that.

I tried WE several times over the years, and while I always came back
to jaws, I was very impressed with the WE scripting facility, it is
far more capable than what jaws offers.

On 5/20/17, Don H <lmddh50@comcast.net> wrote:
So with regards to scripts, is this something that you add new ones and
delete ones you don't need as it is with Window Eyes ?

On 5/20/2017 5:34 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
I don't know what these Window eyes apps all can do, but Jaws scripts are
very powerful, just take a look at the Leasey scripts from Brian Hartgen.
Yes, quite a bit of what they can do enhances how Jaws works with other
programs, but there is some pretty cool functionality built into these
scripts.

Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Soronel
Haetir
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 3:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS scripts

Jaws doesn't really have an equivalent to WE apps. Jaws scripting is
really only meant for making existing programs usable, not for
implementing entirely new functionality. And as far as I am aware there is
no central location for finding third-party jaws scripts.

On 5/19/17, Don H <lmddh50@comcast.net> wrote:
So with Window eyes you had aps that you could download and install.
Is it the same thing with jaws scripts? Where can I learn more about
scripts?
Thanks




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Re: Reading Mail in Outlook

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Kevin,
 
Make sure the screen is maximized.
Take care, Mike.
Sennt from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 5:27 PM
Subject: Reading Mail in Outlook

Hello,

All of a sudden Jaws stopped reading the titles of my emails in Outlook as I down arrow through them. Jaws does read them when I push insert up arrow. Any suggestions about how to correct this, please?

Thank you,

Kevin. 


Re: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi Carol,
 
When writing steps I normally write them for all levels of Jaws users.  That way the more knowledgeable user can bypass certain steps they might not need, but on the other hand a beginner can get the blow by blow from start to finish.  Also, being a computer lingo idiot I also write them in lamen's terms.  LOL 
Take care, Mike.
Sennt from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2017 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

Hi Mike,

Thank you very much.  Although I don't normally need instructions that specific, having them has really helped me.  There are features just enough different between screen readers that a little exrra help can cut down on how much time is needed to set something versus how much time is spent in trying to figure it out for oneself.  I now have my game set correctly so I don't have repeating information all of the time. 

On the other hand, the issue that brought this subject up was someone wanting to use Jaws with Kurzweil.  There have been times when I had both a screen reader and Kurzweil speaking at the same time.  It is not something I would normally want to do, but from time to time, I have had to do it because I couldn't remember how to turn off the screen reader without turning the speech off for the wrong thing.  The process for doing this with Jaws is pretty straight forward, once one knows where to find the information. 

Thanks again.

Carol




On 5/20/2017 8:05 PM, Mike B. wrote:
Hi Carol,
Try the following:
These are steps on how you can put Jaws into sleep mode so Jaws will sleep while running a self voicing program, or make any other changes in the Settings Center for any program installed on your computer without the particular / target program running.  Below are steps using Openbook & putting Jaws into sleep mode as an example.  When you shift + tab into
the application list & find the application you want, you need to tab 1 time
into the Settings Center for that application.  Pressing enter on the
application closes the Settings Center.  So, here is how I accessed the
Openbook Settings Center:
1. While in Outlook Express I pressed Insert key + 6, on the number row
above the main keyboard to open the Outlook Express Settings Center.
2. I invoked the keystroke, shift + tab, to get into the application list.
3. I pressed the letter O, until I had Openbook highlighted.
4. I tabbed 1 time into the Openbook Settings Center.
5. I Typed, sleep, into the search edit field & waited a few seconds for the
list to populate & arrowed down to Sleep Mode ..... miscellaneous.
6. Now, right here the spacebar needs to be pressed to toggle the options
until Jaws reports, sleep mode enable and unload the synthesizer.
7. Tab to apply, press the spacebar, tab to okay, press the spacebar to save
your changes & close.
Take care, Mike.
Sennt from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

How do I get Jaws to stop speaking while running programs that have
their own speech?  For example, Kurzweil has a Jaws built-in way to take
care of this.  I would like to play my BlindGamers games without having
to shut Jaws down completely.  Can this be done?  Thanks.

Carol





Re: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

Carol Smith
 

Hi Mike,

Thank you very much.  Although I don't normally need instructions that specific, having them has really helped me.  There are features just enough different between screen readers that a little exrra help can cut down on how much time is needed to set something versus how much time is spent in trying to figure it out for oneself.  I now have my game set correctly so I don't have repeating information all of the time. 

On the other hand, the issue that brought this subject up was someone wanting to use Jaws with Kurzweil.  There have been times when I had both a screen reader and Kurzweil speaking at the same time.  It is not something I would normally want to do, but from time to time, I have had to do it because I couldn't remember how to turn off the screen reader without turning the speech off for the wrong thing.  The process for doing this with Jaws is pretty straight forward, once one knows where to find the information. 

Thanks again.

Carol




On 5/20/2017 8:05 PM, Mike B. wrote:
Hi Carol,
Try the following:
These are steps on how you can put Jaws into sleep mode so Jaws will sleep while running a self voicing program, or make any other changes in the Settings Center for any program installed on your computer without the particular / target program running.  Below are steps using Openbook & putting Jaws into sleep mode as an example.  When you shift + tab into
the application list & find the application you want, you need to tab 1 time
into the Settings Center for that application.  Pressing enter on the
application closes the Settings Center.  So, here is how I accessed the
Openbook Settings Center:
1. While in Outlook Express I pressed Insert key + 6, on the number row
above the main keyboard to open the Outlook Express Settings Center.
2. I invoked the keystroke, shift + tab, to get into the application list.
3. I pressed the letter O, until I had Openbook highlighted.
4. I tabbed 1 time into the Openbook Settings Center.
5. I Typed, sleep, into the search edit field & waited a few seconds for the
list to populate & arrowed down to Sleep Mode ..... miscellaneous.
6. Now, right here the spacebar needs to be pressed to toggle the options
until Jaws reports, sleep mode enable and unload the synthesizer.
7. Tab to apply, press the spacebar, tab to okay, press the spacebar to save
your changes & close.
Take care, Mike.
Sennt from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

How do I get Jaws to stop speaking while running programs that have
their own speech?  For example, Kurzweil has a Jaws built-in way to take
care of this.  I would like to play my BlindGamers games without having
to shut Jaws down completely.  Can this be done?  Thanks.

Carol





Reading Mail in Outlook

Kevin Hourigan <kevinthourigan@...>
 

Hello,

All of a sudden Jaws stopped reading the titles of my emails in Outlook as I down arrow through them. Jaws does read them when I push insert up arrow. Any suggestions about how to correct this, please?

Thank you,

Kevin. 


Re: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi Carol,
Try the following:
These are steps on how you can put Jaws into sleep mode so Jaws will sleep while running a self voicing program, or make any other changes in the Settings Center for any program installed on your computer without the particular / target program running.  Below are steps using Openbook & putting Jaws into sleep mode as an example.  When you shift + tab into
the application list & find the application you want, you need to tab 1 time
into the Settings Center for that application.  Pressing enter on the
application closes the Settings Center.  So, here is how I accessed the
Openbook Settings Center:
1. While in Outlook Express I pressed Insert key + 6, on the number row
above the main keyboard to open the Outlook Express Settings Center.
2. I invoked the keystroke, shift + tab, to get into the application list.
3. I pressed the letter O, until I had Openbook highlighted.
4. I tabbed 1 time into the Openbook Settings Center.
5. I Typed, sleep, into the search edit field & waited a few seconds for the
list to populate & arrowed down to Sleep Mode ..... miscellaneous.
6. Now, right here the spacebar needs to be pressed to toggle the options
until Jaws reports, sleep mode enable and unload the synthesizer.
7. Tab to apply, press the spacebar, tab to okay, press the spacebar to save
your changes & close.
Take care, Mike.
Sennt from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: silencing Jaws during self-voicing programs

How do I get Jaws to stop speaking while running programs that have
their own speech?  For example, Kurzweil has a Jaws built-in way to take
care of this.  I would like to play my BlindGamers games without having
to shut Jaws down completely.  Can this be done?  Thanks.

Carol