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JAWS Scripting - Examples?

 

Hello All,

          I find myself on the cusp of working with a new client and, possibly, having to do JAWS scripting for the first time.  I have looked at the Freedom Scientific website and I have to say that I find the documentation (or at least what I can find) sadly lacking.

          I would love to see example scripts, for any random program they've been written for, to get a feel as to what a script looks like and what the basics of the syntax are.  So far, I have not been able to locate any examples to pick apart.

          If anyone has done JAWS scripting and has files I could take a look at (outside JAWS itself, as I presume these are text files - at least the source code) or can point me to a repository of same I'd appreciate it.
--
Brian


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

         ~ William James


Re: Web-based gmail account

Paul Filpus
 

Marianne,

I'm up and running with your help and that of the others, too! Thanks to all.

Paul

On 10/17/16, Marianne Denning <marianne@denningweb.com> wrote:
I will send more directions later. I am using the dictate feature on my
iPhone and cannot get enough information in. Please contact me off list if
you have specific questions.

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 17, 2016, at 7:59 PM, Paul Filpus <paulfilpus@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi All,

I set up a Google email account (gmail) in basic html and am having
trouble navigating through it. Where will I find JAWS shortcut keys for
gmail? I am using JAWS 17, Windows 10, and IE11.

I would welcome any suggestions or comments about how user-friendly you
find gmail to be.

Thanks,

Paul Filpus






Re: I have never used fire fox before, so what do I need to know before I try it with jaws?

Michael Mote
 

Hi Jim!  As far as Firefox goes, it works much like IE does in terms of navigation.  The same keystrokes work in IE, with a few exceptions.  For example, if you want to get directly to your address bar, you can use Alt plus the letter D, or Control plus the letter L.  Control plus the letter O does not work like it does in IE.  Also, adding favorites is different.  They’re referred to as book marks in Firefox.  To access these, press Alt plus the letter B.  To add a book mark, press Control plus the letter D. 

I’m sure there are other differences, but these are the ones that are most noteable, at least, in my humble opinion.  Hope this helps!

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 3:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: I have never used fire fox before, so what do I need to know before I try it with jaws?

 

I have always used IE 11, but have decided to give fire fox a try. I am having trouble with game day audio and IE 11. Every time I try to log on to game day, it closes. I am told that internet has encountered a problem. So I’m going to try fire fox. What version do I need, and what do I need to use it? I have jaws 18 beta and am using a W10 computer. Jim

 


I have never used fire fox before, so what do I need to know before I try it with jaws?

Jim Rawls
 

I have always used IE 11, but have decided to give fire fox a try. I am having trouble with game day audio and IE 11. Every time I try to log on to game day, it closes. I am told that internet has encountered a problem. So I’m going to try fire fox. What version do I need, and what do I need to use it? I have jaws 18 beta and am using a W10 computer. Jim

 


Re: Using a windows password with Jaws 14 and Windows 7

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

I was reluctant to jump in, but looks as if you never got a reply.  Are you talking about a log-in screen?

 

Ted

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of John J. Fioravanti, Jr.
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Using a windows password with Jaws 14 and Windows 7

 

Hi: I need to use a windows password on my office computer, is there anything I should know about problems with Jaws 14, Windows 7 and doing this? Thanks, I'm not very familiar with this process.

Thanks.


Re: searching for an email again outlook 2016

Tom Behler
 

You’re welcome, Kimsan.

 

As  you note, each method has its advantages and disadvantages, so it becomes a matter of personal choice.

 

I’m glad I at least helped re-acquaint you with the procedure that I have successfully used.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kimsan
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 11:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: searching for an email again outlook 2016

 

Tom:

Both steps I’ve used for a while, but for some reason it wasn’t working lately. Here’s why your steps didn’t work, until now.

The first thing it tells me after pressing CTRL shift f is to type the key term to search for.  After that I selected subject and launched the search and I found the email I was looking for. I think that was where I was going wrong.

I typed what I wanted to look for but lol didn’t select one of the options such as subject, from etc.

 

The only thing I didn’t like about it, unless I haven’t figured it out is I must be in the folder to look for that email.

 

The method I also use that Jason posted, it gives me the option to search for all outlook items and not be limited to one folder.

 

Thanks for your response and getting me back on track.

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 5:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: searching for an email again outlook 2016

 

Kimsan:

 

Here’s another set of steps for you to try.  They work with Outlook 2016, which is what I currently use.

 

Bring up Search via shift-control-f at the message list.

 

Then, select which field you want to edit (subject, to, from, etc.)

 

Then type in your key search words.

 

Then, press enter

 

Wait until JAWS says "Find now button"

 

Then, press F6

 

You now should be in a list of messages that you can navigate with the up and down arrows

 

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kimsan
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 1:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: searching for an email again outlook 2016

 

Hi,

 

There was a thread that I failed to save. I’m using outlook 2016 so in my sent messages, I sent an email to someone, obviously smile.  What’s the quickest way to locate that email since there are several in that folder.

 

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...

 


Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

Dave...
 


It's been, and apparently will always be, a JAWS problem.
 
Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 07:23 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

I’ve seen this before.  It is more of a virtual sticking key.  When other keys are pressed, the system reacts as if, for example, pressing the f key is a depression of alt + f or control + f.  I’ve never had the Windows key stuck, but that’s probably just a fluke.

Sometimes, unloading JAWS solves the problem, but usually, I have had to reboot.

Like others, I cannot say exactly what triggers this behavior, but it tends to happen when multiple windows (5 or more) are open or have been opened simultaneously, and have been left that way for several hours.

Not sure whether this is a JAWS problem or a Windows problem.  It seems to happen across applications.  So, I do not think it is related to any particular application.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 9:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

 

Ok, we're not talking about keys sticking then.

My follow-up question is:  Has someone enabled the Sticky Keys feature unintentionally enabled?  It certainly sounds like it could be, though I have no idea why that would affect only the right or left side rather than both.  It's still worth checking in Ease of Access settings.
--
Brian


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Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

Dave...
 

The infamous JAWS key-sticking (electronic, and not mechanical) has been
with me since JAWS 3.5. I've become accustomed to rapidly tapping each of
the modifier keys in turn, and sometimes make up a little tune to go along
with the tapping. Part of life that FS (and Henter-Joyce) bequeathed to us.

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stan Holdeman" <sholdeman@msn.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 02:00 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking


Good morning, Russell: I am having issues with stuck control and alt keys
running the latest W10 and J 17. Tapping the offending stuck key usually
unsticks it for me, but I know of no more permanent fix.

Stan


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Russell
Solowoniuk
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

Hi everyone,

Last week at work I had my 4 month old Lenovo desktop computer running
Windows 7, re-imaged because I was having trouble with my computer freezing
a lot. After re-installing Jaws 17, I am running into an issue where, if I
am in a Word document or on a web page in Chrome, and press alt + tab to
switch to another program, Jaws says, Alt CTRL tab, and, instead of being
taken to the program I want, I am placed in a window listing all my running
programs, and I must choose the program I want from the list and then press
enter.

I called VFO tech support, and was briskly, and rudely, I felt, told that
this is not a Jaws issue, and that Jaws has nothing to do with the alt key
sticking. I looked at language and region settings, and I think they are set
where they need to be. Has anyone seen this issue of the right CTRL key
sticking? If so, is there a fix for it?

Thanks for any ideas!

Russell


Re: Web-based gmail account

Poppa Bear <heavens4real@...>
 

1. Use Fire Foxe, 2. Many people may not know, but there are shortcut keys and are under the gmail settings and need to be toggled on. 3. Using NVDA is the Google recommended screen reader. HTH

On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 3:49 PM, brian albriton <cocanut50@...> wrote:
Hi, Paul.
When opening a message, I use the jaws find to look for show original, which I shorten to "show or"
I than do a repeat find to move from message to message in the conversation. Sometimes you have to tap and arrow key to get to the text of the messages.
The keystrokes for jaws find and repeat find are control-f and f3, respectively.
This is just my way of doing it and certainly not the only way. You might also consider setting up some flexible web rules for gmail.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paul Filpus
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2016 4:59 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Web-based gmail account

Hi All,

I set up a Google email account (gmail) in basic html and am having trouble navigating through it.  Where will I find JAWS shortcut keys for gmail?  I am using JAWS 17, Windows 10, and IE11.

I would welcome any suggestions or comments about how user-friendly you find gmail to be.

Thanks,

Paul Filpus









Re: searching for an email again outlook 2016

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Tom:

Both steps I’ve used for a while, but for some reason it wasn’t working lately. Here’s why your steps didn’t work, until now.

The first thing it tells me after pressing CTRL shift f is to type the key term to search for.  After that I selected subject and launched the search and I found the email I was looking for. I think that was where I was going wrong.

I typed what I wanted to look for but lol didn’t select one of the options such as subject, from etc.

 

The only thing I didn’t like about it, unless I haven’t figured it out is I must be in the folder to look for that email.

 

The method I also use that Jason posted, it gives me the option to search for all outlook items and not be limited to one folder.

 

Thanks for your response and getting me back on track.

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 5:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: searching for an email again outlook 2016

 

Kimsan:

 

Here’s another set of steps for you to try.  They work with Outlook 2016, which is what I currently use.

 

Bring up Search via shift-control-f at the message list.

 

Then, select which field you want to edit (subject, to, from, etc.)

 

Then type in your key search words.

 

Then, press enter

 

Wait until JAWS says "Find now button"

 

Then, press F6

 

You now should be in a list of messages that you can navigate with the up and down arrows

 

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kimsan
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 1:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: searching for an email again outlook 2016

 

Hi,

 

There was a thread that I failed to save. I’m using outlook 2016 so in my sent messages, I sent an email to someone, obviously smile.  What’s the quickest way to locate that email since there are several in that folder.

 

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...

 


Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

Stan Holdeman
 

Now that you mention multiple programs running, I think my problem happens mostly when Magic is also running.

 

I do find that tapping the offending key several times quickly often unsticks it without rebooting or unloading jaws.

 

Stan

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marquette, Ed
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:23 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

 

I’ve seen this before.  It is more of a virtual sticking key.  When other keys are pressed, the system reacts as if, for example, pressing the f key is a depression of alt + f or control + f.  I’ve never had the Windows key stuck, but that’s probably just a fluke.

Sometimes, unloading JAWS solves the problem, but usually, I have had to reboot.

Like others, I cannot say exactly what triggers this behavior, but it tends to happen when multiple windows (5 or more) are open or have been opened simultaneously, and have been left that way for several hours.

Not sure whether this is a JAWS problem or a Windows problem.  It seems to happen across applications.  So, I do not think it is related to any particular application.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 9:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

 

Ok, we're not talking about keys sticking then.

My follow-up question is:  Has someone enabled the Sticky Keys feature unintentionally enabled?  It certainly sounds like it could be, though I have no idea why that would affect only the right or left side rather than both.  It's still worth checking in Ease of Access settings.
--
Brian


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Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

Kimber Gardner
 

What you say about several windows being open at once and for an
extended period makes a lot of sense with the issue as I have
experienced it. I've seen it most often with the alt key while using
remote desktop, a situation in which the remote session would be open
for an entire day while working away from the office. The only
solution that ever worked for me was too reboot.

On 10/19/16, Marquette, Ed <ed.marquette@kutakrock.com> wrote:
I’ve seen this before. It is more of a virtual sticking key. When other
keys are pressed, the system reacts as if, for example, pressing the f key
is a depression of alt + f or control + f. I’ve never had the Windows key
stuck, but that’s probably just a fluke.
Sometimes, unloading JAWS solves the problem, but usually, I have had to
reboot.
Like others, I cannot say exactly what triggers this behavior, but it tends
to happen when multiple windows (5 or more) are open or have been opened
simultaneously, and have been left that way for several hours.
Not sure whether this is a JAWS problem or a Windows problem. It seems to
happen across applications. So, I do not think it is related to any
particular application.



From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian
Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 9:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking


Ok, we're not talking about keys sticking then.

My follow-up question is: Has someone enabled the Sticky Keys feature
unintentionally enabled? It certainly sounds like it could be, though I
have no idea why that would affect only the right or left side rather than
both. It's still worth checking in Ease of Access settings.
--
Brian

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging
their prejudices.

~ William James


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Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 


The Sticky Keys feature is not enabled. If it were, the SHIFT key would be involved, and it never is. It is always the ALT, CONTROL and WINDOWS keys which stick. They never stick together, but separately.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7:22 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

That should have been, "Has someone got the Sticky Keys feature unintentionally enabled?"

To check it under Windows 10:  Settings, Ease of Access, Keyboard Pane, Sticky Keys toggle.    It's also worth making sure that the two toggles for "Display a warning message when turning a setting on with a shortcut" and "Make a sound when turning a setting on or off with a shortcut" are enabled.
--
Brian


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Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

Marquette, Ed <ed.marquette@...>
 

I’ve seen this before.  It is more of a virtual sticking key.  When other keys are pressed, the system reacts as if, for example, pressing the f key is a depression of alt + f or control + f.  I’ve never had the Windows key stuck, but that’s probably just a fluke.

Sometimes, unloading JAWS solves the problem, but usually, I have had to reboot.

Like others, I cannot say exactly what triggers this behavior, but it tends to happen when multiple windows (5 or more) are open or have been opened simultaneously, and have been left that way for several hours.

Not sure whether this is a JAWS problem or a Windows problem.  It seems to happen across applications.  So, I do not think it is related to any particular application.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 9:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

 

Ok, we're not talking about keys sticking then.

My follow-up question is:  Has someone enabled the Sticky Keys feature unintentionally enabled?  It certainly sounds like it could be, though I have no idea why that would affect only the right or left side rather than both.  It's still worth checking in Ease of Access settings.
--
Brian


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Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

 

That should have been, "Has someone got the Sticky Keys feature unintentionally enabled?"

To check it under Windows 10:  Settings, Ease of Access, Keyboard Pane, Sticky Keys toggle.    It's also worth making sure that the two toggles for "Display a warning message when turning a setting on with a shortcut" and "Make a sound when turning a setting on or off with a shortcut" are enabled.
--
Brian


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

         ~ William James


Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

 

Ok, we're not talking about keys sticking then.

My follow-up question is:  Has someone enabled the Sticky Keys feature unintentionally enabled?  It certainly sounds like it could be, though I have no idea why that would affect only the right or left side rather than both.  It's still worth checking in Ease of Access settings.
--
Brian


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

         ~ William James


Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 


Hi, Brian. This is a different type of sticking keys. I have experienced this even with JAWS13. This is the type of sticking key where the key itself is not depressed, but the computer reports that it is. Most often I have seen this behavior when three or more windows have been opened. It becomes difficult to switch from window to window, and it is always the ALT, CONTROL, or WINDOWS keys which stick.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:43 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

My experience with sticking keys, particularly on laptops but also on desktops on keyboards where each key is "cheek by jowl", is that it's most often from crumbs (whether from food or other stuff) getting between the keys and them wedging against each other or getting caught in the "scissor return" mechanism on laptop keyboards.  The best cure for this is a good vacuuming along all the keys and crevices and/or using canned air to blast out the underside area of the keys.  If it's loose dirt of some sort that's gotten wedged somewhere this usually dislodges it and removes it.

If you've ever had a liquid spill that can also eventually result in sticky keys.

For desktops you can generally find a fully functional wired (and sometimes wireless) keyboard replacement at your local thrift shop for very little money.  At the very least grab one as a backup.  Desktop keyboards are robust devices and actually can be washed.  I have run keyboards through a dishwasher cycle, blasted them with a shower nozzle, or sprayed them with an outdoor hose to clean up ones that had been spill victims.  You have to be certain to wait several days after this to be certain that they are completely dry before hooking them up again, but I've had only one fail after a cleaning treatment and since it wasn't working correctly before, it was no loss.

Laptop keyboards are a whole different ball of wax.  The only thing I've ever had work was vacuuming/canned air.  A washing has never revived any laptop keyboard I've tried it on and on occasion made things worse.  Now I generally replace them if I can't get them cleaned out using air only.
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Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

 

My experience with sticking keys, particularly on laptops but also on desktops on keyboards where each key is "cheek by jowl", is that it's most often from crumbs (whether from food or other stuff) getting between the keys and them wedging against each other or getting caught in the "scissor return" mechanism on laptop keyboards.  The best cure for this is a good vacuuming along all the keys and crevices and/or using canned air to blast out the underside area of the keys.  If it's loose dirt of some sort that's gotten wedged somewhere this usually dislodges it and removes it.

If you've ever had a liquid spill that can also eventually result in sticky keys.

For desktops you can generally find a fully functional wired (and sometimes wireless) keyboard replacement at your local thrift shop for very little money.  At the very least grab one as a backup.  Desktop keyboards are robust devices and actually can be washed.  I have run keyboards through a dishwasher cycle, blasted them with a shower nozzle, or sprayed them with an outdoor hose to clean up ones that had been spill victims.  You have to be certain to wait several days after this to be certain that they are completely dry before hooking them up again, but I've had only one fail after a cleaning treatment and since it wasn't working correctly before, it was no loss.

Laptop keyboards are a whole different ball of wax.  The only thing I've ever had work was vacuuming/canned air.  A washing has never revived any laptop keyboard I've tried it on and on occasion made things worse.  Now I generally replace them if I can't get them cleaned out using air only.
--
Brian


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

         ~ William James


Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

Mario
 

sometimes this happens to me too but I'm using JAWS 16, and in the past
it occasionally happened with the alt and windows key.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Stan Holdeman [mailto:sholdeman@msn.com]
Sent: Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 5:00 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

Good morning, Russell: I am having issues with stuck control and alt keys
running the latest W10 and J 17. Tapping the offending stuck key usually
unsticks it for me, but I know of no more permanent fix.

Stan


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Russell
Solowoniuk
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

Hi everyone,

Last week at work I had my 4 month old Lenovo desktop computer running
Windows 7, re-imaged because I was having trouble with my computer freezing
a lot. After re-installing Jaws 17, I am running into an issue where, if I
am in a Word document or on a web page in Chrome, and press alt + tab to
switch to another program, Jaws says, Alt CTRL tab, and, instead of being
taken to the program I want, I am placed in a window listing all my running
programs, and I must choose the program I want from the list and then press
enter.

I called VFO tech support, and was briskly, and rudely, I felt, told that
this is not a Jaws issue, and that Jaws has nothing to do with the alt key
sticking. I looked at language and region settings, and I think they are set
where they need to be. Has anyone seen this issue of the right CTRL key
sticking? If so, is there a fix for it?

Thanks for any ideas!

Russell





.


Re: reading google play ebooks

jeff armstrong <jeffarmstrong1380@...>
 

The title doesn’t seem to matter, I went back to get the exact title and I noticed that there was a msg on screen about the book not being in “flowing text” or similar intended as a warning I guess to Jaws users.
 

Sent: Friday, October 07, 2016 9:16 AM
Subject: Re: reading google play ebooks
 

Jeff,

         The answer to this question is somewhat dependent on what device you want to read the book on and what OS it is running.  Under Windows 10 there is a free app in the App store.  Under any version of Windows in a web browser you should be able to go to books.google.com to find the book you want and read it.  I was just on the books.google.com site with NVDA and there appears to be an accessibility mode available when you're using a screen reader via a button that's invisible to the sighted world but that gets focus via the screen reader.

          If what you're trying to read is not something you'd like to keep private, can you share what it is you're trying to get at and the URL?
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Brian


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