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moderated Possible Warning About JAWS 2021 and Speech

Tom Lange
 

Hi all,

Immediately after installing JAWS 2021 this morning, I noticed that
speech at the beginning of words was being cut off when moving around
in dialog boxes, list views, et cetera. As you can well imagine, the
situation was intolerable and crazy-making . If this happens to you
after installing Fusion or JAWS 2021, you need to do the following to
solve the problem.

Step 1, press Insert+6 on the number row to get into Settings Center.
Step 2, press ctrl+shift+D to switch to the default settings.
Step 3, in the search box, type the word cut. Wait a few seconds for
the search results list to populate. You should see only one result.
It’s an unchecked checkbox with a label that reads as follows.

Avoid speech cutoff when using Bluetooth headphones or some sound cards.

If you tab away from that checkbox to read the explanatory text, you
should see some text that says

“Many modern Bluetooth headphones and speakers shut down after a while
of not receiving sound to conserve battery. If this check box is
selected, JAWS
will keep them awake by constantly playing silence. You will not hear
anything, but your device will remain active, resulting in more
consistent speech.
Note that the battery of your headphones/speakers could drain faster
if you turn this on.
This check box is cleared by default.”

End of explanatory text.

Checking that checkbox will eliminate the speech cutoff. However, the
side effect is that some events will trigger a reduction in speech
volume, which can be troublesome if you’re only using a laptop’s
speakers. I compensated for this dip in volume by using powered, wired
external speakers.

Step 4, tab to the Apply button and press Enter or the space bar.
Step 5, tab to OK and press Enter to close Settings Center.

Note: The checkbox referenced in step 3 above is unchecked by default
in JAWS 2020 and Fusion 2020, and there is no speech cutoff. So this
is a bug which was apparently introduced in 2021 which needs to be
reported to Freedom Scientific.

I hope this helps you. Let me know if you have any questions.

Tom


moderated Re: Settings from previous Jaws versions

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

go into the utilities menu, arrow down to import/export submenu.Arrow down to Migrate settings. I believe this will do what you want.
Marie
 
 

From: Alan Robbins
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:25 PM
To: JFWList
Subject: Settings from previous Jaws versions
 

Just installed Jaws 2021. I didn’t react to the box asking me if I wanted to import settings from a previous version as I wanted to check something out prior to doing this. I don’t get that box again when running the start up wizard. How do I get that choice again or do I need to manually export settings from Jaws 2020 and then import them into Jaws 2021?

 

Thanks

Alan


moderated Settings from previous Jaws versions

Alan Robbins
 

Just installed Jaws 2021. I didn’t react to the box asking me if I wanted to import settings from a previous version as I wanted to check something out prior to doing this. I don’t get that box again when running the start up wizard. How do I get that choice again or do I need to manually export settings from Jaws 2020 and then import them into Jaws 2021?

 

Thanks

Alan


moderated Re: Jaws 2021

Melissa Stott
 

I did get a notification of the update.

 

                                                                Melissa

 

From: Andrew Summers via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:33 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2021

 

Thanks, but I thought if you had JAWS 2020, and you check for updates it would tell you there is a new version for 2021.

Mine did not so I went to the website.

Is that a bug?

 

Andrew

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pastor Gilbert Pries
Sent: 12 November 2020 14:54
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws 2021

 

Jaws 2021 is out.

I just downloaded and installed it.

 

Pastor Gilbert

 


moderated Re: How accessible is Linked in

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

I'm a fairly regular user of LinkedIn. It's an extremely busy site with a lot going on and, therefore, a lot of content and options to navigate through. However, LinkedIn is most definitely worth your time if you're at all interested in networking and job seeking. I have found it to be an invaluable resource and I can't recommend it highly enough. Parts of it are very accessible and other parts of it could do with some improvement but it's definitely doable.
I would take the time to build your profile with as much detail as is reasonable. Add any roles you've had/have, including volunteer opportunities which might be of relevance or interest to others, along with skills that you have, awards you've received, accomplishments, etc. Search for people who are also members who you'd like to network with but I would recommend doing so only when you feel your profile is at a point where you're comfortable with others viewing it.
I would call LinkedIn a professional networking site rather than a social networking site, such as Facebook. Therefore, keep everything professional. Highlight your professional work and skills but not your favorite foods or TV shows.
I don't have the time to provide one on one support or to answer specific questions about LinkedIn and I honestly don't know the best list or group where questions of this nature can be asked. However, give LinkedIn a chance and I think you may receive many benefits from it.



David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 11/12/2020 5:34 PM, JM Casey wrote:
It's very different from indeed.com. It has much more of a social media
platform aspect to it, rather than a board from which to conduct job
searches (although you can certainly use it to look for jobs). I personally
do not like it at all and don't find the site to be even remotely a pleasant
experience, but I won't say it's unusable. Go for it if you need it -- just
prepare for some annoyances. I haven't touched it in over a year though so
who knows how much the interface may have changed.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: November 12, 2020 02:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How accessible is Linked in

Does linked in play nicely with JAWS? Are there special requirements
somehow, or scripts? Is it better than indeed.com???

Thx,










moderated Re: How accessible is Linked in

Justin Williams
 

Find the surfs up training tutorial on freedomscientific web page.

It is on the training page.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 3:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How accessible is Linked in

Jaws alpha commands?
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 2:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How accessible is Linked in

Yes, it is very accessible.

There is a lot of moving parts, and you will want to learn to take advantage
of all of your jaws alpha commands.

But, other than that, it is good.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 2:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How accessible is Linked in

Does linked in play nicely with JAWS? Are there special requirements
somehow, or scripts? Is it better than indeed.com???

Thx,


moderated Re: How accessible is Linked in

JM Casey
 

It's very different from indeed.com. It has much more of a social media
platform aspect to it, rather than a board from which to conduct job
searches (although you can certainly use it to look for jobs). I personally
do not like it at all and don't find the site to be even remotely a pleasant
experience, but I won't say it's unusable. Go for it if you need it -- just
prepare for some annoyances. I haven't touched it in over a year though so
who knows how much the interface may have changed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: November 12, 2020 02:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How accessible is Linked in

Does linked in play nicely with JAWS? Are there special requirements
somehow, or scripts? Is it better than indeed.com???

Thx,


moderated Re: Jaws announcing columns and rows

Mario
 

what program are you asking about?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Sterling France [mailto:info@francoa.com]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Cc: <info@francoa.com>
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020, 12:55 PM
Subject: Jaws announcing columns and rows
Mike:

I did that and there were no settings saying columns or rows.

There were some I thought might turn off columns and rows but, I was
afraid to click on it and messed something I could not straighten out.

Thanks for your help.

Have a great day.

Sterling

Fran-Coa Real Estate & Mgmt., LLC

Sterling N. France, President

Accredited Buyer Representative [ABR]

“Where quality service is our main objective”

2901 Druid Park Dr.  Ste. 212

Baltimore, MD  21215

410-383-1111

410-383-3311 FAX

info@francoa.com <mailto:info@francoa.com>

www.francoa.com <http://www.francoa.com>

Our goal is to make your real estate experience a pleasant one.

If you are pleased with our service, tell a friend.

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Mike B
*Sent:* Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:22 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Jaws announcing columns and rows

You didn't state any particular program so, while in the program or
application press, Insert + V, to open Jaws quick settings.  Now
navigate down through all the various settings to see if any column and
row settings options are available.


Take care and stay safe.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Rams!
Main's Law:  For every action there is an equal and opposite government
program.

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

*From:*Sterling France <mailto:info@francoa.com>

*To:*jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>

*Cc:*info@francoa.com <mailto:info@francoa.com>

*Sent:*Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:47 PM

*Subject:*Jaws announcing columns and rows

Hello:

Is there a way to have jaws stop announcing columns and rows?

Thanks for any help.

Sterling

Fran-Coa Real Estate & Mgmt., LLC

Sterling N. France, President

Accredited Buyer Representative [ABR]

“Where quality service is our main objective”

2901 Druid Park Dr.  Ste. 212

Baltimore, MD  21215

410-383-1111

410-383-3311 FAX

info@francoa.com <mailto:info@francoa.com>

www.francoa.com <http://www.francoa.com>

Our goal is to make your real estate experience a pleasant one.

If you are pleased with our service, tell a friend.


moderated Re: Jaws 2021

Tom Behler
 

Milton:

 

I am using the latest version of Jaws 2020, and have one upgrade left, but did not receive the Jaws 2021 upgrade notice this morning.

 

The only way I found out about it was through the list, which I appreciate.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 3:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2021

 

If I understood the new update process for those who wanted to be notified when JAWS 2021 is released you had to be running the latest build of JAWS 2020 or be running the public beta of JAWS 2021.

 

If you don’t have either of these and you don’t have any more updates available to you you also will not get notified that the 2021 has been released.

 

Go back and listen to previous episodes of FSCast where these things were explained.

 

 

Milton Ota

ICAN Island Computer Access Now

4273 Coventry Dr., S.

Unit E

Fargo, ND 58104-4498

 

Ph: (701) 731-0511

Email: mota1252@...

 

               

 


moderated Re: Jaws 2021

Milton Ota
 

If I understood the new update process for those who wanted to be notified when JAWS 2021 is released you had to be running the latest build of JAWS 2020 or be running the public beta of JAWS 2021.

 

If you don’t have either of these and you don’t have any more updates available to you you also will not get notified that the 2021 has been released.

 

Go back and listen to previous episodes of FSCast where these things were explained.

 

 

Milton Ota

ICAN Island Computer Access Now

4273 Coventry Dr., S.

Unit E

Fargo, ND 58104-4498

 

Ph: (701) 731-0511

Email: mota1252@...

 

               

 


moderated Re: JAWS 2021

romance's prince
 

hello dears
please, is any updates in jaws 2021 related to liblouis?


moderated Re: How accessible is Linked in

Sharon
 

Jaws alpha commands?
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 2:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How accessible is Linked in

Yes, it is very accessible.

There is a lot of moving parts, and you will want to learn to take advantage
of all of your jaws alpha commands.

But, other than that, it is good.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 2:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How accessible is Linked in

Does linked in play nicely with JAWS? Are there special requirements
somehow, or scripts? Is it better than indeed.com???

Thx,


moderated Re: Jaws 2021

Andy
 

Actually, when I started JAWS this morning the update notice popped up.
 
Andy
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:33 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws 2021

Thanks, but I thought if you had JAWS 2020, and you check for updates it would tell you there is a new version for 2021.

Mine did not so I went to the website.

Is that a bug?

 

Andrew

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pastor Gilbert Pries
Sent: 12 November 2020 14:54
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws 2021

 

Jaws 2021 is out.

I just downloaded and installed it.

 

Pastor Gilbert


moderated Re: How accessible is Linked in

Justin Williams
 

Yes, it is very accessible.

There is a lot of moving parts, and you will want to learn to take advantage
of all of your jaws alpha commands.

But, other than that, it is good.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 2:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How accessible is Linked in

Does linked in play nicely with JAWS? Are there special requirements
somehow, or scripts? Is it better than indeed.com???

Thx,


moderated How accessible is Linked in

Ann Byrne
 

Does linked in play nicely with JAWS? Are there special requirements somehow, or scripts? Is it better than indeed.com???

Thx,


moderated Re: Jaws 2021

Marianne Denning
 

I have never received an update to update to the next version. It surprised me, too.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:56 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2021

 

Does it matter if you use the update feature or should we use the regular download route: going to the site etc.? I was just surprised when the updater gave a chance to check updating a whole new feature.

Sharon

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Robbins
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:08 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2021

 

Thanks, will give it a try

 

Al

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pastor Gilbert Pries
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:54 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws 2021

 

Jaws 2021 is out.

I just downloaded and installed it.

 

Pastor Gilbert


moderated Re: Is anyone having the following jaws issue?

Joseph Hudson
 

Didn't have this problem yesterday. When I was using 2020. And I was using a time management site. I haven't tried anything else but if you send me a site to try if I have an account there I will try it.
joseph hudson

Email FaceTime and iMessage
jhud7789@twc.com


Office phone/what's up messenger

254-300-7667

Emergency sell

254-813-2461

https://www.facebook.com/joseph.hudson.9404

https://twitter.com/josephhudson89

On Nov 12, 2020, at 12:41 PM, Ron Kolesar <kolesar16417@roadrunner.com> wrote:

Hello to my fellow JAWS users.
I've noticed when attempting to fill out information when one plugs in one's
password and what not and goes to abuse the spacebar or enter key, it leaves
the web page and you need to alt tab back to the page you were trying to log
into.
Just was curious to know if anyone else was or is having the same issue.
Ron KR3DOG

In the good old days of Morse code Shorthand, 73's AKA Best Regards and or
Best Whishes,From
Ron Kolesar
Volunteer Certified Licensed Emergency Communications Station
And
Volunteer Certified Licensed Ham Radio Station
With the Call Sign of KR3DOG
Who's now also Ares and NIMS Certified as well







moderated Re: Is anyone having the following jaws issue?

Richard Turner
 

Which version of Jaws?
Any example web sites?



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

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Kolesar
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Is anyone having the following jaws issue?

Hello to my fellow JAWS users.
I've noticed when attempting to fill out information when one plugs in one's password and what not and goes to abuse the spacebar or enter key, it leaves the web page and you need to alt tab back to the page you were trying to log into.
Just was curious to know if anyone else was or is having the same issue.
Ron KR3DOG

In the good old days of Morse code Shorthand, 73's AKA Best Regards and or Best Whishes,From Ron Kolesar Volunteer Certified Licensed Emergency Communications Station And Volunteer Certified Licensed Ham Radio Station With the Call Sign of KR3DOG Who's now also Ares and NIMS Certified as well


moderated Is anyone having the following jaws issue?

Ron Kolesar
 

Hello to my fellow JAWS users.
I've noticed when attempting to fill out information when one plugs in one's
password and what not and goes to abuse the spacebar or enter key, it leaves
the web page and you need to alt tab back to the page you were trying to log
into.
Just was curious to know if anyone else was or is having the same issue.
Ron KR3DOG

In the good old days of Morse code Shorthand, 73's AKA Best Regards and or
Best Whishes,From
Ron Kolesar
Volunteer Certified Licensed Emergency Communications Station
And
Volunteer Certified Licensed Ham Radio Station
With the Call Sign of KR3DOG
Who's now also Ares and NIMS Certified as well


moderated Re: JAWS2021.2011.16 Full Release Download Link + What's New

Pastor Gilbert Pries
 

Thanks Mike.

 

Pastor Gilbert

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:20 AM
To: JList <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: JAWS2021.2011.16 Full Release Download Link + What's New

 

Hi All,

 

Below is the direct download link + what's new in this, JAWS2021.2011.16, full release.

 

32 & 64 Bit Download Link:

 

 


What's New in JAWS 2021 Screen Reading Software

 

JAWS 2021 Features
Picture Smart Improvements

 

Introduced in JAWS and Fusion 2019, Picture Smart allows you to choose a photo and submit it to be analyzed. A description of the image is then displayed
in the Results Viewer. To use Picture Smart, press INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by P to activate the Picture Smart layer. You can then press A to describe
a photo acquired from the PEARL camera or a flatbed scanner, F to describe a selected image file in Windows Explorer, C to describe the current control,
or B to describe an image on the Windows Clipboard.

 

JAWS and Fusion 2021 continues to expand this feature by offering several improvements including:

 

list of 3 items
• Describing images on web pages: If focused on an image that is part of a web page, such as a photo on Facebook, pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR, P followed
by C now describes the photo.
• Submitting images to multiple services to help improve accuracy: By default, images are submitted to Microsoft for analyzing. However, the Results Viewer
now contains a More Results link which submits the image again to additional services for analyzing and displays an updated description. You can also add
SHIFT to a Picture Smart command to use multiple services. For example, INSERT+SPACEBAR, P followed by SHIFT+F, SHIFT+C, or SHIFT+B.
• Using Picture Smart in multiple languages: If you are using JAWS or Fusion in a language other than English and you attempt to use Picture Smart, JAWS
and Fusion will use machine translation to display descriptions in the particular language. You can also manually choose from 38 languages for displaying
results, configurable using the new Picture Smart Language option in Settings Center.
list end

 

Please note that these changes, especially the machine translation for other languages, is still experimental, so things may not always work as expected.
Results will improve as we continue refining this functionality.

 

For more information on Picture Smart, press INSERT+SPACEBAR, P followed by QUESTION MARK or refer to the Picture Smart topic in the JAWS help.

 

OCR Text Directly into a Word Document

 

The Convenient OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature has been enhanced to support sending recognized text directly to Word. Convenient OCR enables
you to access images containing text that is part of the image and displays this information in the Results Viewer. This includes onscreen images such
as the graphical setup screen for an application, an inaccessible PDF opened in Adobe Reader, a currently selected image file in Windows Explorer, or a
document acquired by the PEARL camera or a flatbed scanner.

 

If Microsoft Office is installed on your system, you can now:

 

list of 2 items
• Use the new command INSERT+SPACEBAR, O followed by R to perform OCR on a selected image file in File Explorer or the Desktop and place the recognized
text directly into a Word document. You can also press the APPLICATIONS key and choose Convenient OCR to Word with JAWS or Fusion from the context menu.
• Use the new Open in Word link that appears at the bottom of the Results Viewer once the OCR process is complete.
list end

 

For more information about using Convenient OCR, press INSERT+SPACEBAR, O followed by QUESTION MARK or refer to the Convenient OCR topic in the JAWS help.

 


New Voice Assistant to Help with Various JAWS Commands and Features

 

The new Voice Assistant provides a way to interact with JAWS in Windows 10 using speech input. Supported languages include English, Dutch, German, Spanish,
and French. Ask it to help you out with various JAWS features using natural speech. This means that the same action can be performed by more than one similar
phrase instead of a single predefined voice command. For instance, to launch JAWS Settings Center, you could say "Settings Center" or "change settings."
Unlike keyboard shortcuts, which can be hard to remember, natural voice commands are an easier way to interact with the JAWS software. Using voice input
to control JAWS can also benefit users with certain conditions which prevent them from using a keyboard effectively.

 

The JAWS Voice Assistant uses your computer's internal microphone or you can talk to it using an external microphone or headset. To tell the Voice Assistant
to begin listening for a specific command, there are three options:

 

list of 2 items
• Press the key combination, INSERT+ALT+SPACEBAR.
• Speak a specific wake word which alerts the software to begin listening for a voice command, similar to using an Alexa or Google Home device. The wake
word is "Sharky." Speak this word followed by a specific JAWS command, such as, "Sharky, list links."
list end

 

Note: The wake word is not available if you are using a Bluetooth microphone. In this case, you must use the keystroke before speaking the voice command.

 


list of 1 items
• From the JAWS main window, press ALT+U to open the Utilities menu, expand the Voice Assistant submenu, and then select Talk to JAWS.
list end

 

When the Voice Assistant starts listening for a voice command, a short audio indicator plays, and a visual indicator is displayed. After hearing a voice
command, a different audio indicator plays until the command is processed. After processing, the visual indicator is removed, a different, short, audio
indicator plays, and the desired JAWS action is performed.

 

If the Voice Assistant does not hear anything, the message, "Sorry, I didn’t hear anything" is spoken. If the Voice Assistant does not understand or if
the voice command is not supported, the message, "Sorry, I didn’t catch that" is spoken.

 

Note: Since all voice recognition processing is performed over the Internet using Microsoft Services in the cloud, there will be a slight delay depending
on your connection. Be patient and experiment with different commands. This is a new technology being added to our software products and will continue
to change and evolve over time. We welcome your suggestions and feedback.

 

To turn off the Voice Assistant or change other options, such as whether or not JAWS listens for the wake word or to turn off the sounds, open the JAWS
Utilities menu, expand the Voice Assistant submenu, and then select Settings.

 

You can also press INSERT+ALT+SPACEBAR twice quickly to immediately toggle the wake word on or off. When the wake word is off, you must always press INSERT+ALT+SPACEBAR
first to tell JAWS to begin listening for a command.

 

To learn more and to view a full list of voice commands for specific actions, say "Sharky, help." You can also select Getting Started from the Voice Assistant
menu.

 

Here are a few commands you can try to help you get started. Remember to say "Sharky" or press INSERT+ALT+SPACEBAR before speaking each command.

 

list of 10 items
• Help
• Talk faster
• Talk slower
• Change settings
• Command search
• What time is it
• List links
• List headings
• List spelling errors
• Tell me a joke
list end

 

Improved Microsoft Teams Support
list of 6 items
• If you press ENTER on a document in the Files list which opens the inaccessible document viewer, you can now press ESC to return to the files list. You
are also prompted to use the SHIFT+F10 context menu and open the document in the desktop application, which is the suggested method.
• You can now press ALT+1 through 5 to go directly to the first five tab pages.
• Pressing ALT+LEFT ARROW now automatically activates the back button from anywhere in Teams.
• You can now press ALT+H to hang up a call in progress.
• You can now press ALT+T to set focus to the Teams tree view, if visible. Note that it is usually only visible if CTRL+3 has been pressed to show the
teams and channels list. The screen should also be maximized to ensure this control is visible.
• Pressing ALT+R now raises or lowers your hand in a meeting.
list end

 

Teams also allows you to show meetings and calls in separate windows with fewer controls. To do this, press CTRL+COMMA to open Preferences and select the
check box labeled: "Turn on new meeting experience (New meetings and calls will open in separate windows. Requires restarting Teams.)" While JAWS specific
keystrokes for meetings and calls will not work in this split mode, Microsoft has their own set of keystrokes you can review by pressing CTRL+PERIOD.

 

New Keystroke for Setting Punctuation Level

 

You can now press INSERT+SHIFT+2 on the number row (CAPS LOCK+SHIFT+2 in the Laptop keyboard layout) to cycle through the four punctuation levels which
controls how much punctuation JAWS and Fusion speak while reading. The available levels are None, Some, Most, and All. Similar to toggling Screen Echo
(INSERT+S) or Typing Echo (INSERT+2), the punctuation level will revert back to the previous setting when JAWS or Fusion is restarted. To permanently set
a punctuation level, use the JAWS Startup Wizard or Settings Center.

 

Note: Due to issues with some Dell keyboards when using the Laptop layout, you may need to use the RIGHT SHIFT key to perform this keystroke.

 

Announce Most Recent Windows Notification

 

You can now perform the new layered command INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by N to have JAWS repeat the last notification that was spoken. Notifications include
an incoming Teams or Skype call, a recent Zoom message, a new email in Outlook, and more. If you use a Focus braille display, you can also press RIGHT
SHIFT+N (DOTS 1-3-4-5). To view and manage all your Windows notifications, use the Microsoft keystroke WINDOWS Key+A.

 

FS Support Tool for Gathering System Information

 

The FS Support Tool is a new utility that collects information about your computer and sends a report to our Technical Support and Software Development
teams to help us troubleshoot any issues you may be experiencing while running JAWS, ZoomText, or Fusion. You will typically be asked to run this utility
during a technical support session if it is determined that additional details about your system are needed. Some information that is collected includes:

 


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• System information such as processor, RAM, operating system, architecture, and more
• Event logs
• Version of Adobe Reader (if installed)
• Versions of all installed web browsers
• Information on installed Microsoft Office applications
• Crash dumps
• Installation logs
• Currently running system processes
• User settings
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The FS Support Tool can be started from the Help menu in JAWS, or the Support menu in ZoomText or Fusion and guides you through collecting and submitting
a report.

 

Announce Accessible Notification Events

 

By default, JAWS now automatically announces Windows generated accessible event notifications in both speech and braille. These types of notifications
are found in a variety of places including business bars in Microsoft Office. If you do not want to hear these announcements, open Settings Center and
clear the Enable Accessible Notification Events check box.

 

Automatic Message Reading in Outlook 365

 

When you open a message from the Inbox in Outlook 365, JAWS and Fusion will now immediately begin reading the message contents without reading the title
or header information. Currently, messages are not automatically read if you ALT+TAB to an open message, or you press ENTER on a message in the Inbox that
is already open.

 

To further customize how messages are read, open Quick Settings (INSERT+V) while in Outlook, search for "message," and configure any of the resulting options.
A few items you might want to change include:

 

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• Message Header Field with Message Announcement: Turn this option on if you want JAWS and Fusion to announce the sender's email address and the subject
of the message when a message opens or gains focus.
• Messages Automatically Read: Turn this option off if you do not want JAWS and Fusion to automatically read messages when they are opened.
• Speak Window Titles For Read-only Messages Automatically: Turn this option on if you want JAWS and Fusion to announce the title of the message window
when a message opens or gains focus.
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General Changes
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• JAWS now properly reads as expected in Skype when moving focus back to the app withouth the need to first press ALT and ESC.
• Added a new Settings Center and Quick Settings option called "Pan Text by Paragraph" which is off by default. When enabled, JAWS sends an entire paragraph
to the braille display instead of only the current line as you navigate web pages and documents. This can help improve the flow of reading when panning
through text as you are less likely to encounter large amounts of empty space on the display when you reach the end of a line. You should now only encounter
blank space if you reach the end of a paragraph, and you would move to the start of the next paragraph when panning again.
• While in a Zoom meeting, you can now press CTRL+SHIFT+T to find out who is currently talking. Zoom recently added this option with CTRL+2 but we were
previously using it for a JAWS feature.
• The default graphics verbosity for JAWS is now to read only labeled graphics as it is no longer as important for JAWS to read graphics that are not labeled.
If you encounter a situation where you need to read unlabeled graphics, or you do not want to hear graphics at all, open Settings Center and search for
Graphics Verbosity.
• When using certain keyboards or headsets with multimedia controls, you can now press the layered command INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by the GRAVE ACCENT
key to toggle volume notification announcements. These announcements are off by default.
•  Removed the announcement of Tutor Messages in Microsoft Office Ribbons as they were very verbose when attempting to navigate.
•  Increased the size of the Speech History Buffer to allow for 500 strings rather than just 50 when you press INSERT+SPACE, H to review  the most recent
strings sent to the synthesizer.
•  Updated braille drivers provided by Papenmeire.
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Take care and stay safe.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Rams!
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