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moderated Resources for the Blind, Low Vision or Visually Impaired Website

Mike B
 

Hi all,
 
I heard this guy today on Leo LaPorte, The Tech Guy, radio show.  Click on the link below to go to his website.
 
 
Name: Julian Vargas
 
Phone: 818-794-9554
 
Email: help@... 
 
Now navigate to the link below and press enter to get to a lot of resources.
 
link Covid 19/Corona Virus Resources for Blind and      Low-Vision
 
Or you can copy / paste the link below into your browser to go directly to the resources page.
 
 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.


moderated Re: loading vms in hyper v

Jim Weiss
 

Marvin,
Are you a VMware Fusion user?  I don’t have an answer to your question, but if you are using Fusion I would like to chat off list.
Email me directly at jimweiss72@...

Hope you find your answer.

Jim
Jim Weiss


“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives” | William A. Foster


On Apr 11, 2020, at 12:14 AM, Marvin Hunkin <startrektech@...> wrote:

Hi. Not able to load virtual machines inside hyper v. says the bootloader did not load. So how do I get this to load.

Thanks.



moderated Re: Searching in windows 10

 

On Sat, Apr 11, 2020 at 02:05 PM, Tim Ford wrote:
How would I change the default settings so that I get to contents of files, not just file names?
The default setting is to search on both file contents and file names, provided you have left the default Windows Indexing options in place which index on both.
 
--

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

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

        ~ Joshua Liebman


moderated Re: Searching in windows 10

Tim Ford
 

How would I change the default settings so that I get to contents of files, not just file names?

 

Tim Ford

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:35 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Searching in windows 10

 

If you're asking whether the Windows Search under Windows 10 can search document content and e-mail message content the answer is yes.

I know that document content is enabled as the default.  Enabling e-mail content will be dependent on the e-mail client you are using and, if memory serves, must be enabled by you once your chosen e-mail client is in place so that Windows Search knows where it's searching.

No need to apologize with regard to being used to Windows 7.  We've been anticipating a wave of new Windows 10 users after Windows 7 went out of support.
--

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

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

        ~ Joshua Liebman


moderated Re: Searching in windows 10

 

Also, if you have not considered joining the Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users group that's worth doing in your situation:   win10+subscribe@win10.groups.io
--

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

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

        ~ Joshua Liebman


moderated Re: Searching in windows 10

 

If you're asking whether the Windows Search under Windows 10 can search document content and e-mail message content the answer is yes.

I know that document content is enabled as the default.  Enabling e-mail content will be dependent on the e-mail client you are using and, if memory serves, must be enabled by you once your chosen e-mail client is in place so that Windows Search knows where it's searching.

No need to apologize with regard to being used to Windows 7.  We've been anticipating a wave of new Windows 10 users after Windows 7 went out of support.
--

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

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

        ~ Joshua Liebman


moderated Searching in windows 10

brian albriton
 

I hate to begin a message with i'm used to windows 7 but there it is.. Now, when searching how can I search cr emails and documents as a for instance? All the best Brian


moderated Re: Chrome commands question using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020

Patrick Johnson
 

Group,

The CTRL W command works exactly like I want it to for closing windows
and returning to previous screens. I'll play around with the advanced
settings options to see if I can find a better option for my opening
files issue. For now keeping my downloads folder open and toggling
between it and the program I am working in is easy enough.

Thanks for the quick responses.

Patrick

On 4/10/20, JM Casey <jmcasey@...> wrote:
You can go to chrome settings, advanced, downloads, and activate that toggle
that says "ask where to save each download" or something, if you want a
prompt.
Ctrl-j will also take you to your downloads "library".



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: April 10, 2020 4:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Chrome commands question using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020

Patrick,

My experience with Chrome is that when I click on a download link, the file
is downloaded without any confirmation. The way to find out if it's arrived
in your system is to press shift-F6. If it's there, JAWS will speak its
name. Assuming your default is your downloads folder, you can also navigate
to that folder and confirm.

Robin answered your other question. I'd add that control-F4 closes an
individual window for me.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Patrick Johnson
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2020 9:27 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Chrome commands question using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020

Good morning group,

I am using Chrome on a Windows 10 machine with JAWS 2020 and I am having
trouble with the following tasks which I had no problem completing using
Firefox (which has gone completely flaky on my laptop).
Opening a file on a web page. In Firefox I could click a file link and I
would be given the option to open or save the file. Chrome does not give me
this option. According to web searches using CTRL+Enter and/or SHIFT+Enter
should do the trick. Neither option works for me.

Closing a window and/or going back to the previous window. In Firefox I
could use the File, Close Window to complete this task. As an example after
performing a Google search I click on a result and after reading it I want
to go back to the results page. Web searches have not turned up any viable
solutions.

Thanks for everyone's help,

Patrick











moderated Re: Zoom Question Re Muting Jaws

Mario
 

is this documented somewhere including other useful shortcuts?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Lino Morales [mailto:linomorales001@...]
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2020, 12:05 AM
Subject: Zoom Question Re Muting Jaws
Tom all you have to do is hit alt WIN plus S. It’s a toggle. And you
should have your audio muted always unless you raise your hand to speak.



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*From: *Tom Behler <mailto:tombehler@...>
*Sent: *Friday, April 10, 2020 10:04 PM
*To: *jfw list <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
*Subject: *Zoom Question Re Muting Jaws

Hello, everyone.

I’m in the process of learning how to use Zoom with Jaws, and have a
question that may seem elementary to some.

When in a Zoom meeting, Jaws lets me know as things are happening in the
meeting, such as when new people join, who is raising their hand, etc..

This is great information to have;  but I often don’t need it when
attending or participating in a meeting, since I’m typically not the
main meeting organizer.

I suppose I could mute my audio via Alt A, but then people won’t be able
to hear me.

I also could turn Jaws off, but that seems a bit extreme.

Any suggestions for dealing with unwanted Jaws speech during a Zoom
meeting would be appreciated.

I simply don’t want to distract other meeting attendees.

Thank you.

Tom Behler


.


moderated Re: Zoom Question Re Muting Jaws

Tom Behler
 

Edward:

 

How exactly can I change my Zoom settings to prevent unwanted notifications?

 

Maybe I need to get Jonathan Mosen’s book.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Edward Green
Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Zoom Question Re Muting Jaws

 

Hi Tom,

 

You can also change Zoom settings to prevent some of these notifications.

 

 

Cheers,

 

Ed 

 



On 11 Apr 2020, at 10:40, Judy Redlich <jredlichspeaks@...> wrote:



What I d…

I use an ear piece with a microphone.  Then you are the only one hearing it. Hit the control key when it speaks those things or just tune it out.  I keep jaws on as I usually take meeting notes in Word while the meeting is in progress.

Judy

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2020 9:05 PM
To: jfw list <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Zoom Question Re Muting Jaws

 

Hello, everyone.

 

I’m in the process of learning how to use Zoom with Jaws, and have a question that may seem elementary to some.

 

When in a Zoom meeting, Jaws lets me know as things are happening in the meeting, such as when new people join, who is raising their hand, etc..

 

This is great information to have;  but I often don’t need it when attending or participating in a meeting, since I’m typically not the main meeting organizer.

 

I suppose I could mute my audio via Alt A, but then people won’t be able to hear me.

 

I also could turn Jaws off, but that seems a bit extreme.

 

Any suggestions for dealing with unwanted Jaws speech during a Zoom meeting would be appreciated.

 

I simply don’t want to distract other meeting attendees.

 

Thank you.

 

Tom Behler

 

 


moderated Re: Zoom Question Re Muting Jaws

Tom Behler
 

I could do that, but in the case of a meeting I had yesterday, there were
others in the room with me who wanted to hear the meeting.

Tom Behler

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim Ford
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2020 11:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Zoom Question Re Muting Jaws

I forgot to mention an easy solution to the issue of silencing JAWS while in
a Zoom meeting. Just use headphones. I had this issue just the other day
and headphones worked well.

Tim Ford


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim Ford
via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2020 8:19 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Zoom Question Re Muting Jaws

While JAWS is in the silent mode you describe, how do you invoke a JAWS
reading command, I assume something like JAWS key + down arrow? I tried it
just now but no JAWS speech at all.

Tim Ford


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2020 7:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Zoom Question Re Muting Jaws

Perhaps speech on demand, where JAWS only speaks when you actively press a
read command. Invoke it with insert+spacebar, then s. Return to full
speech with the same keystroke.
At 09:04 PM 4/10/2020, you wrote:
Hello, everyone.

I'm in the process of learning how to use Zoom with Jaws, and have a
question that may seem elementary to some.

When in a Zoom meeting, Jaws lets me know as things are happening in
the meeting, such as when new people join, who is raising their hand, etc..

This is great information to have; but I often don't need it when
attending or participating in a meeting, since I'm typically not the
main meeting organizer.

I suppose I could mute my audio via Alt A, but then people won't be
able to hear me.

I also could turn Jaws off, but that seems a bit extreme.

Any suggestions for dealing with unwanted Jaws speech during a Zoom
meeting would be appreciated.

I simply don't want to distract other meeting attendees.

Thank you.

Tom Behler



moderated Re: Turn grid lines on/off in Excel

Mario
 

try Shift+Alt+G.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Ann Byrne [mailto:annakb@...]
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Date: Friday, April 10, 2020, 9:46 PM
Subject: Turn grid lines on/off in Excel
what is the JAWS keystroke to report whether grid lines are on/off in
Excel?

Thx




.


moderated Figures and banners in Chrome

Terrilynne
 

Hi all,

 

I am using Jaws 18 with Chrome in Windows 10. Is there any way that I can turn off online messages such as figure, figure end, banner, banner end, region, region end?

If so, I would love some specific directions. I am new to Windows 10 and don’t much enjoy it. 😊

 

TerriLynne Pomeroy


moderated Re: Using iTunes with JAWS

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

You might already be doing this, but F6 moves you between panes, so say you’re in your table of values, like music and things. You can move to another pane, like who the artest and stuff is by pressing F6. If you press it repeatedly, you’re back in the table, and tab also works for this. Yet, with tab, you have to listen to JAWS say things like your volume, iTunes store, and a whole bunch of other checkboxes. CTRL will be your best friend if you wan to go to podcasts, movies, and/or books. Note that audiobooks is the only thing available in the books section, something like CTRL and 5 on the numer row. CTRL 4 gets you to youyr pocasts, 3 with CTRL gets you to TV shows, I think, and for movies, CTRL an 2.


On Apr 1, 2020, at 2:11 PM, Gezim Rexha <gezim_rexha@...> wrote:



Hi all,

 

I would appreciate some instructions on using iTunes with JAWS. I am using JAWS 2019 and the latest iTunes Version.

 

Thank you in advance,

Gezim

 


moderated Re: Zoom Question Re Muting Jaws

Ed Culpepper
 

When I want to hear the participants list or other Zoom info or controls during a meeting I join the meeting from my laptop using earbuds. I can hear all of the info and meeting discussion without my microphone picking up the Jaws chatter from my speakers as happens when I join from my desktop computer.

 

J Edward Culpepper, PhD

Huntsville, Alabama

 


moderated Re: Zoom conference

Thabo Baseki
 

Actually! Mr Mosen has made the book free right now. It can be downloaded @www.mosen.org/zoom at no cost.

Best
Thabo

JAWS certified-2020
http://www.freedomscientific.com/Services/TrainingAndCertification/Certification


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Ashleigh Piccinino <apiccinino@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2020 4:25:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Zoom conference
 
My best bet, if I were you, would be to get help from the group for now. Howeveer, by buying the book “Meet me in the Cloud” by Jonathan Mosen, you can read and/or listen to everything he does with Zoom. Of course, Mr. Mosen was the moderator for the FScasts back in the day up untill recently.


On Apr 4, 2020, at 11:06 AM, Justin Mcdevitt <jhmcdev@...> wrote:



Hello List members,

 

Later today, I am participating in my first Zoom conference event. I have downloadedZoom whose scripts are part of Jaws 2020.

I have made note of a number of keyboard commands to use within the Zoom platform.

I have located a pair of headphones to use during the conference.

Just prior to the event, I will click on the Join Link.

I know there is a hotkey to set up the audio link specific to the headphones.

I would appreciate any tips on how to maximize my participation as this is my maiden voyage specific to Zoom.

 

Peace and best to all, Justin .


moderated Re: Zoom conference

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

My best bet, if I were you, would be to get help from the group for now. Howeveer, by buying the book “Meet me in the Cloud” by Jonathan Mosen, you can read and/or listen to everything he does with Zoom. Of course, Mr. Mosen was the moderator for the FScasts back in the day up untill recently.


On Apr 4, 2020, at 11:06 AM, Justin Mcdevitt <jhmcdev@...> wrote:



Hello List members,

 

Later today, I am participating in my first Zoom conference event. I have downloadedZoom whose scripts are part of Jaws 2020.

I have made note of a number of keyboard commands to use within the Zoom platform.

I have located a pair of headphones to use during the conference.

Just prior to the event, I will click on the Join Link.

I know there is a hotkey to set up the audio link specific to the headphones.

I would appreciate any tips on how to maximize my participation as this is my maiden voyage specific to Zoom.

 

Peace and best to all, Justin .


moderated Re: What navigation key should I use for the any link key

Luke
 

Thanks to everyone who responded. For those who have never used NVDA, K is the any link key for that screenreader. I want to keep that key consistent so I am going  to use Deans suggested idea. Plus, like he mentioned, you don’t need the P because you can just use control up or down to go through the paragraphs. And P for place marker is pretty handy too. Thanks Dean!

 

From: Dean Martineau
Sent: April 10, 2020 12:40 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: What navigation key should I use for the any link key

 

I did some switching: I turned place marker into P, then use K for Any Link. I don’t tend to use P for paragraph, as ctrl+down arrow works.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2020 12:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: What navigation key should I use for the any link key

 

I set mine to Y.  I think the default is that Y does the next span element and I just don’t navigate with that.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Luke
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2020 10:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: What navigation key should I use for the any link key

 



Hi! My first post here I have dabbled with JAWS before in which it seems a long time ago. Most of that previous info is gone. I have been a NVDA user for the last while. I’m taking advantage of the  free download of JAWS so I can learn a second screenreader. I found it a little frustrating that if I wanted to skip through just links I potentially had to use 2 different buttons. I’m talking about the unvisited and visited buttons. So I did some googling and yay! I came across info about the anylink option.  I am thinking I am going to make the anylink key the K button  and move the place marker key to the J button but, what should I do with the jump to line command which is J at the moment? It seems all the letter navigation keys are taken. I could be wrong about that though. I don’t have any plans on using the jump to line feature at the moment so burying it somewhere doesn’t bother me that much. I’m also open To hear in which what navigation key you used for the Anylink key                 

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moderated Re: Zoom Question Re Muting Jaws

Ann Byrne
 

With speech on demand, JAWS should respond to the reading commands. I can use insert+up arrow to read the current line, insert+down arrow, and so on. What it does is to prevent automatic reading of things changing on the screen.

At 10:19 PM 4/10/2020, you wrote:
While JAWS is in the silent mode you describe, how do you invoke a JAWS
reading command, I assume something like JAWS key + down arrow? I tried it
just now but no JAWS speech at all.

Tim Ford


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2020 7:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Zoom Question Re Muting Jaws

Perhaps speech on demand, where JAWS only speaks when you actively
press a read command. Invoke it with insert+spacebar, then
s. Return to full speech with the same keystroke.
At 09:04 PM 4/10/2020, you wrote:
Hello, everyone.

I'm in the process of learning how to use Zoom with Jaws, and have a
question that may seem elementary to some.

When in a Zoom meeting, Jaws lets me know as things are happening in
the meeting, such as when new people join, who is raising their hand, etc..

This is great information to have; but I often don't need it when
attending or participating in a meeting, since I'm typically not the
main meeting organizer.

I suppose I could mute my audio via Alt A, but then people won't be
able to hear me.

I also could turn Jaws off, but that seems a bit extreme.

Any suggestions for dealing with unwanted Jaws speech during a Zoom
meeting would be appreciated.

I simply don't want to distract other meeting attendees.

Thank you.

Tom Behler








moderated Re: Zoom Question Re Muting Jaws

Edward Green
 

Hi Tom,

You can also change Zoom settings to prevent some of these notifications.


Cheers,

Ed 


On 11 Apr 2020, at 10:40, Judy Redlich <jredlichspeaks@...> wrote:



What I d…

I use an ear piece with a microphone.  Then you are the only one hearing it. Hit the control key when it speaks those things or just tune it out.  I keep jaws on as I usually take meeting notes in Word while the meeting is in progress.

Judy

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2020 9:05 PM
To: jfw list <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Zoom Question Re Muting Jaws

 

Hello, everyone.

 

I’m in the process of learning how to use Zoom with Jaws, and have a question that may seem elementary to some.

 

When in a Zoom meeting, Jaws lets me know as things are happening in the meeting, such as when new people join, who is raising their hand, etc..

 

This is great information to have;  but I often don’t need it when attending or participating in a meeting, since I’m typically not the main meeting organizer.

 

I suppose I could mute my audio via Alt A, but then people won’t be able to hear me.

 

I also could turn Jaws off, but that seems a bit extreme.

 

Any suggestions for dealing with unwanted Jaws speech during a Zoom meeting would be appreciated.

 

I simply don’t want to distract other meeting attendees.

 

Thank you.

 

Tom Behler