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moderated buttons announcing to activate press enter in 2020 and later? #advisory

steven.fontaine@...
 

I was wondering why in the JAWS 2020 and 2021 version the screen reader is announcing "to activate press enter" on buttons. It was spacebar for years and just curious for the change?


moderated Re: JAWS and uses other than with a PC/Computer

 

On Fri, Dec 4, 2020 at 07:15 PM, Rick Mladek wrote:
Simply wondering what TTS software is able to be used in devices
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A web search on TTS and the operating system you want it for will get the answers you seek.  You can also try TTS engine and the operating system.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: JAWS and uses other than with a PC/Computer

Rick Mladek
 

Simply wondering what TTS software is able to be used in devices other than windows or apple type computers or products as you have mentioned...

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 6:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and uses other than with a PC/Computer

 

Jaws is not currently used in any hand-held devices I know of.

Iphones use VoiceOver, Android devices use Talkback or Voice Assistant.

 

I know some stores use Android based devices for tracking their inventory that can have the Voice Assistant or Talkback enabled.

Some did use iPod Touches for this so VoiceOver was used.

 

Are there specific devices you are asking about?

 

 

 

Richard

"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

*I’m not the card shark

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Mladek
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 2:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and uses other than with a PC/Computer

 

Hello all,

 

A quick question. Is JAWS able to be used with devices other than windows based computers? Do they embed this software into hand-held devices?

 

If not, I hope I’m not out of context and pardon if so. What TTS software is embedded into electronical hand held devices or capable of being?

 

Thanks all,

 

Rick

 


moderated Re: Adding signature to MS word document

Richard Turner
 

The Digital signature market seems to have come about because of all the remote transactions, even pre-Covid.

 

Personally, I would go with a scan of my signature.

 

 

 

 

 

Richard

"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

*I’m not the card shark

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 4:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Adding signature to MS word document

 

A scanned signature is not the same thing as a digital signature.

Just like many organizations will accept, say, a FAX copy of an original document with signature, they'll also accept anything else that produces what looks like the originator's actual signature when printed.  When I submit billing sheets to the Virginia DBVI they all have a scanned copy of my signature inserted on the signature line, in Excel, in that case.

Digital signatures are a thing of their own.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: Adding signature to MS word document

 

A scanned signature is not the same thing as a digital signature.

Just like many organizations will accept, say, a FAX copy of an original document with signature, they'll also accept anything else that produces what looks like the originator's actual signature when printed.  When I submit billing sheets to the Virginia DBVI they all have a scanned copy of my signature inserted on the signature line, in Excel, in that case.

Digital signatures are a thing of their own.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: JAWS and uses other than with a PC/Computer

Richard Turner
 

Jaws is not currently used in any hand-held devices I know of.

Iphones use VoiceOver, Android devices use Talkback or Voice Assistant.

 

I know some stores use Android based devices for tracking their inventory that can have the Voice Assistant or Talkback enabled.

Some did use iPod Touches for this so VoiceOver was used.

 

Are there specific devices you are asking about?

 

 

 

Richard

"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

*I’m not the card shark

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Mladek
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 2:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and uses other than with a PC/Computer

 

Hello all,

 

A quick question. Is JAWS able to be used with devices other than windows based computers? Do they embed this software into hand-held devices?

 

If not, I hope I’m not out of context and pardon if so. What TTS software is embedded into electronical hand held devices or capable of being?

 

Thanks all,

 

Rick

 


moderated Re: Adding signature to MS word document

Leo
 

hello, I'm sorry if my question is beyond stupidity, but is it a scanned signature the same as digital signature?  it's because as far as I remember, someone explained to me how to add a signature in word, but I never got luck because whenever I tried it out, MS word redirected me to some websites to make some payment or something like that...

Leo

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
― haruki murakami,
On 12/4/2020 4:47 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

By the way, an example of a document with a scanned signature inserted in it can be found in the fake invoice fillable form template I recently created:

            Faux_Service_Invoice_Fillable_Form.dotx

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: JAWS and uses other than with a PC/Computer

 

On Fri, Dec 4, 2020 at 05:54 PM, Rick Mladek wrote:
Is JAWS able to be used with devices other than windows based computers?
-
Unless something has changed very recently, JAWS runs only under Windows, and full-fledged Windows (as opposed to the now defunct Windows Mobile).
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Reading Google Group Messages with JAWS

Rick Miller
 

Dear Listers:

 

A fellowship group at church has just switched from Yahoo to Google Groups.  I know how to log into Google Groups and check the group I want, but when I arrow down to where the messages are I cannot open a message.  Can any of you give me some guidance and help?

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 


moderated JAWS and uses other than with a PC/Computer

Rick Mladek
 

Hello all,

 

A quick question. Is JAWS able to be used with devices other than windows based computers? Do they embed this software into hand-held devices?

 

If not, I hope I’m not out of context and pardon if so. What TTS software is embedded into electronical hand held devices or capable of being?

 

Thanks all,

 

Rick

 


moderated Re: Adding signature to MS word document

 

By the way, an example of a document with a scanned signature inserted in it can be found in the fake invoice fillable form template I recently created:

            Faux_Service_Invoice_Fillable_Form.dotx

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: facebook

David Diamond
 

Some like all that fluff that you get with the regular website. I also am now using edge as my web browser to access Facebook with JAWS 21. I bounced around between Firefox and Google for a while because one would not read out info or would skip over info such as the groups I'm on. So, perhaps you could use the link provided by Anne and use Edge as your browser. It works so well now, I don't need to use another.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: December 4, 2020 1:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: facebook

It works best to use
https://mbasic.facebook.com/
At 01:45 PM 12/4/2020, you wrote:
>I have never used facebook before. How well does jaws 2021 work with
>facebook? do you just use the standard facebook web site or is there a
>version that works better with screen readers?
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moderated Re: facebook

JM Casey
 

It depends on what sort of functionality you want with facebook.
Mbasic.facebook.com is a very neutered version of facebook with minimal use
of the features of the platform. That's actually ok with me. But it's really
up to you. The standard site is perfectly usable with screen-readers, but it
can be a bit overwhelming, with a lot of dynamic content and so on.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: December 4, 2020 04:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: facebook

It works best to use
https://mbasic.facebook.com/
At 01:45 PM 12/4/2020, you wrote:
I have never used facebook before. How well does jaws 2021 work with
facebook? do you just use the standard facebook web site or is there a
version that works better with screen readers?






moderated Re: upgrading Jaws

David Diamond
 

When I phone Vispero the rep in eastern Canada was suggested, as mentioned, I did not like their hand in my pocket attitude. I got my SMA updated from Ryan and now have JAWS 21 with I believe 3 upgrades.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison
Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 1:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

What's the name of the company? I want to look them up first; as they
weren't listed under Canadian dealers on the FS website.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David
Diamond
Sent: December 4, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Email this person and he will answer all of your questions. There is an agency
in the East but, I felt they were trying to make as much money off the person
as they could. Where as Ryan is trying to help the customer rather then his
wallet. ryan@canasstech.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison
Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: upgrading Jaws

Hi all,
For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current
licence is good until version 2018, can I just update my licence, or will I have to
buy a whole new licence and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom Scientific,
or do I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope someone can help
me, as I've never done this before. Thanks Madison


moderated Re: upgrading Jaws

Madison Martin
 

Thanks Richard!!!! I just wasn't sure as like I said it wasn't listed under
Canadian dealers on the FS website.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: December 4, 2020 4:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

The company is Canadian Assistive Technologies Ltd.
https://canasstech.com/



Richard
"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.
There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in
learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

*I'm not the card shark

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 1:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

What's the name of the company? I want to look them up first; as they weren't
listed under Canadian dealers on the FS website.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: December 4, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Email this person and he will answer all of your questions. There is an agency
in the East but, I felt they were trying to make as much money off the person as
they could. Where as Ryan is trying to help the customer rather then his
wallet. ryan@canasstech.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: upgrading Jaws

Hi all,
For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current licence
is good until version 2018, can I just update my licence, or will I have to buy
a whole new licence and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom Scientific, or do
I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope someone can help me, as
I've never done this before. Thanks Madison


moderated Re: upgrading Jaws

Richard Turner
 

The company is Canadian Assistive Technologies Ltd.
https://canasstech.com/



Richard
"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.
There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

*I'm not the card shark

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 1:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

What's the name of the company? I want to look them up first; as they weren't listed under Canadian dealers on the FS website.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: December 4, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Email this person and he will answer all of your questions. There is an agency in the East but, I felt they were trying to make as much money off the person as they could. Where as Ryan is trying to help the customer rather then his wallet. ryan@canasstech.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: upgrading Jaws

Hi all,
For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current licence is good until version 2018, can I just update my licence, or will I have to buy a whole new licence and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom Scientific, or do I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope someone can help me, as I've never done this before. Thanks Madison


moderated Re: Adding signature to MS word document

 

If you mean a scanned copy of your actual signature, yes, it's possible.

It's not the simplest thing in the world to do, at least if you want that signature positioned such that it looks like you've "signed on the dotted or solid line."  If the document into which it is to be inserted has any sort of a colored background then you also need to be certain that the image file that has the signature in it has been processed such that the background has been changed to transparent, and the only opaque part is the signature itself.

If the document in question is something you'll be using over and over again, I'd strongly suggest creating a MS-Word document template with the signature already inserted in the template.  The signature will preferably reside on its own page if you expect that the actual data in the document could change such that the dotted-solid line on which the signature is positioned might be bumped as the data expands.

It is far easier to get sighted assistance when the time comes to actually insert the image of the signature in to the document.  There is really no way to adjust it as necessary, both as far as size and position in the document go, without being able to see it.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: upgrading Jaws

Madison Martin
 

What's the name of the company? I want to look them up first; as they weren't
listed under Canadian dealers on the FS website.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: December 4, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Email this person and he will answer all of your questions. There is an agency
in the East but, I felt they were trying to make as much money off the person as
they could. Where as Ryan is trying to help the customer rather then his
wallet. ryan@canasstech.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: upgrading Jaws

Hi all,
For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current licence
is good until version 2018, can I just update my licence, or will I have to buy
a whole new licence and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom Scientific, or do
I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope someone can help me, as
I've never done this before. Thanks Madison


moderated Adding signature to MS word document

kevin meyers
 

 

Hello, I’m using MS word 2016 and most recent version of Jaws 2020. I need to pull into a MS word document my signature that is in another file. Is this possible? Thanks Kevin


moderated Re: upgrading Jaws

David Diamond
 

Email this person and he will answer all of your questions. There is an agency in the East but, I felt they were trying to make as much money off the person as they could. Where as Ryan is trying to help the customer rather then his wallet. ryan@canasstech.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison
Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: upgrading Jaws

Hi all,
For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current
licence is good until version 2018, can I just update my licence, or will I have to
buy a whole new licence and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom Scientific,
or do I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope someone can help
me, as I've never done this before. Thanks Madison

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