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moderated Re: help with a website searching for bus directions and routes using jaws for windows version 2020

Richard Turner
 

From a quick check, they are pushing the Transit app for smart phones, which is quite accessible on Android or iOS.
And, they are also using Google maps, and I've not found that overly useful on a computer, though to be honest, I only use my iPhone for transit directions.
Where I live, we have several choices of apps, all of which work well.
I've not found many transit systems web sites to be very accessible.






I think I would point out to them that they need to follow the guidelines for web accessibility which they can find easily if they want to.
Given all the successful law suits lately about web accessibility, it seems like they might get the hint if enough people contact them.
Good luck,
Richard
"Reality is the leading cause of stress for those who are in touch with it." 
-- from The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, by Jane Wagner


On Feb 6, 2020, at 9:03 AM, Kimsan via Groups.Io <kimsansong@...> wrote:



Hello,

I was asked here at work to write up an email to send off to the local transit center explaining the inaccessibility of the website. At least for me, the part that isn’t accessible using jaws is the planning for a trip part on the website.

So, for those that do not understand my question, here is the scenario.

Student A needs to navigate to https://www.bft.org/, from the top of the page, press E twice and will land on a starting address edit field, tabbing once will place  you in the ending address and the  rest is an edit box to select date of travel and time of travel whether if it’s AM etc. Then there is a plan trip button to press spacebar on.

On the next screen, select mode of travel, so from the top press A until arriving to the group of radio buttons. In this case I selected transit. From here, the only way somewhat to get a clear reading is to route jaws to pc.

Can someone here successfully get transit directions using this site, before I write to the department? If not, how would I properly explain the inaccessibility. I mean, do I just say, your map doesn’t work with jaws for windows? 😊

Thank you for any help and suggestions.

 

 

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moderated Is FS Reader fixed in the latest 2020 version of JAWS?

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi!

 

I noticed that, supposedly, FS Reader has been fixed in the latest version of JAWS 2020.  Is this true?  Has anyone tried it?

 

Thanks,

Richard

moderated Re: help with a website searching for bus directions and routes using jaws for windows version 2020

Rayn Darren
 

Hi,

This is an accessibility test that people typically charge hundreds of dollars for. I'd be happy to do so for free, resume upon request of course, provided you allow me to add your request for review to my portfolio?

HTH,

Sarah

On 2/6/2020 9:03 AM, Kimsan via Groups.Io wrote:
Hello,

I was asked here at work to write up an email to send off to the local transit center explaining the inaccessibility of the website. At least for me, the part that isn’t accessible using jaws is the planning for a trip part on the website.

So, for those that do not understand my question, here is the scenario.

Student A needs to navigate to https://www.bft.org/, from the top of the page, press E twice and will land on a starting address edit field, tabbing once will place you in the ending address and the rest is an edit box to select date of travel and time of travel whether if it’s AM etc. Then there is a plan trip button to press spacebar on.

On the next screen, select mode of travel, so from the top press A until arriving to the group of radio buttons. In this case I selected transit. From here, the only way somewhat to get a clear reading is to route jaws to pc.

Can someone here successfully get transit directions using this site, before I write to the department? If not, how would I properly explain the inaccessibility. I mean, do I just say, your map doesn’t work with jaws for windows? 😊

Thank you for any help and suggestions.



Thank you,

Please consider purchasing my first single or streaming it via the below links:

https://music.apple.com/us/album/to-whom-this-may-concern-single/1497201383?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

https://open.spotify.com/album/5korQlO82EeGT4qdJ65Pa6

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moderated help with a website searching for bus directions and routes using jaws for windows version 2020

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Hello,

I was asked here at work to write up an email to send off to the local transit center explaining the inaccessibility of the website. At least for me, the part that isn’t accessible using jaws is the planning for a trip part on the website.

So, for those that do not understand my question, here is the scenario.

Student A needs to navigate to https://www.bft.org/, from the top of the page, press E twice and will land on a starting address edit field, tabbing once will place  you in the ending address and the  rest is an edit box to select date of travel and time of travel whether if it’s AM etc. Then there is a plan trip button to press spacebar on.

On the next screen, select mode of travel, so from the top press A until arriving to the group of radio buttons. In this case I selected transit. From here, the only way somewhat to get a clear reading is to route jaws to pc.

Can someone here successfully get transit directions using this site, before I write to the department? If not, how would I properly explain the inaccessibility. I mean, do I just say, your map doesn’t work with jaws for windows? 😊

Thank you for any help and suggestions.

 

 

Thank you,

Please consider purchasing my first single or streaming it via the below links:

https://music.apple.com/us/album/to-whom-this-may-concern-single/1497201383?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

https://open.spotify.com/album/5korQlO82EeGT4qdJ65Pa6

https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Anomaly_To_Whom_This_May_Concern?id=Bxzxk5brhsmrltglj3sa6qzmgq4

 

moderated Re: seeing how many messages I have in Outlook

David Diamond
 

As Seigart said, you need to use the num pad on your keyboard.  Following his clear instructions nets the result he mentioned, I tested it and got the same message he stated, save I have more messages. 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marcia Moses
Sent: February 5, 2020 6:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: seeing how many messages I have in Outlook

 

When I press insert plus the 3, it says""pass key through."

I'm using Jaws 2020, windows ten and Outlook 2016.

Marcia

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 8:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: seeing how many messages I have in Outlook

 

That keystroke works for me, but when it doesn’t it usually is because Outlook is displaying some message somewhere which you may or may not be able to get to with Jaws to dismiss it.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Denise J Moses
Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:47 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: seeing how many messages I have in Outlook

 

I used to be able to press JAWS key plus 3 on the number pad & it would tell me how many email messages I have.  I use Outlook 2016, Windows 10 & JAWS 2018.  How do I get this to work again?

 

Thank you.

Denise

moderated Re: Big problem with Outlook keyboard shortcut

N K Shackelford
 

Thanks! I couldn’t remember this setting.

 

Nance

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 11:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Big problem with Outlook keyboard shortcut

 

Nancy,

I would try going to the system access icon on the desktop and press alt + enter on the desktop icon for its properties, and change the shortcut to something else, like shift + control + S.

Or something other than that combination if you think that might conflict with another application.

HTH.

Glenn

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

Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 9:05 PM

Subject: Big problem with Outlook keyboard shortcut

 

I am trying to change how often Outlook receives messages; the shortcut for this is alt Control S. When I do this, System Access kicks in and just starts or restarts it. This happens even when the home server is turned off and using another screen reader. Is there a menu/submenu I can use to do this?

 

Thanks,

 

Nance

moderated Re: seeing how many messages I have in Outlook

 

Pass Key Through is Insert + 3 on the number row

Does your computer have a numeric pad and are you using the desktop keyboard layout with Jaws or laptop layout?

If I press Insert + 3 on the numeric pad (that would be the Page Down key otherwise) Jaws reads the status line in Outlook, like this:

 

Items in View 15, Unread Items in View 14, Progress All folders are up to date. Connectivity to your server. Connected to: Microsoft Exchange, Zoom 100%

 

Best regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marcia Moses
Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: seeing how many messages I have in Outlook

 

When I press insert plus the 3, it says""pass key through."

I'm using Jaws 2020, windows ten and Outlook 2016.

Marcia

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 8:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: seeing how many messages I have in Outlook

 

That keystroke works for me, but when it doesn’t it usually is because Outlook is displaying some message somewhere which you may or may not be able to get to with Jaws to dismiss it.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Denise J Moses
Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:47 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: seeing how many messages I have in Outlook

 

I used to be able to press JAWS key plus 3 on the number pad & it would tell me how many email messages I have.  I use Outlook 2016, Windows 10 & JAWS 2018.  How do I get this to work again?

 

Thank you.

Denise

moderated Re: Big problem with Outlook keyboard shortcut

Glenn / Lenny
 

Nancy,
I would try going to the system access icon on the desktop and press alt + enter on the desktop icon for its properties, and change the shortcut to something else, like shift + control + S.
Or something other than that combination if you think that might conflict with another application.
HTH.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 9:05 PM
Subject: Big problem with Outlook keyboard shortcut

I am trying to change how often Outlook receives messages; the shortcut for this is alt Control S. When I do this, System Access kicks in and just starts or restarts it. This happens even when the home server is turned off and using another screen reader. Is there a menu/submenu I can use to do this?

 

Thanks,

 

Nance

moderated Re: Big problem with Outlook keyboard shortcut

James Malone
 

I tried this here, and got my model number with serial number for my system.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of N K Shackelford
Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:06 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Big problem with Outlook keyboard shortcut

 

I am trying to change how often Outlook receives messages; the shortcut for this is alt Control S. When I do this, System Access kicks in and just starts or restarts it. This happens even when the home server is turned off and using another screen reader. Is there a menu/submenu I can use to do this?

 

Thanks,

 

Nance

moderated Big problem with Outlook keyboard shortcut

N K Shackelford
 

I am trying to change how often Outlook receives messages; the shortcut for this is alt Control S. When I do this, System Access kicks in and just starts or restarts it. This happens even when the home server is turned off and using another screen reader. Is there a menu/submenu I can use to do this?

 

Thanks,

 

Nance

moderated Re: seeing how many messages I have in Outlook

Marcia Moses <mgmoses@...>
 

When I press insert plus the 3, it says""pass key through."

I'm using Jaws 2020, windows ten and Outlook 2016.

Marcia

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 8:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: seeing how many messages I have in Outlook

 

That keystroke works for me, but when it doesn’t it usually is because Outlook is displaying some message somewhere which you may or may not be able to get to with Jaws to dismiss it.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Denise J Moses
Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:47 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: seeing how many messages I have in Outlook

 

I used to be able to press JAWS key plus 3 on the number pad & it would tell me how many email messages I have.  I use Outlook 2016, Windows 10 & JAWS 2018.  How do I get this to work again?

 

Thank you.

Denise

moderated Re: Testing

Marty Hutchings
 

Looks fine to me.
 
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Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13
 

Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 2:38 PM
Subject: Testing
 

Is this better? I don't know what's changing my message to garble. I'm sending it the way I always have.

But today I let Microsoft do updates. 

Thanks for any help.

 

Shirley Tracy

moderated Re: seeing how many messages I have in Outlook

 

That keystroke works for me, but when it doesn’t it usually is because Outlook is displaying some message somewhere which you may or may not be able to get to with Jaws to dismiss it.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Denise J Moses
Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:47 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: seeing how many messages I have in Outlook

 

I used to be able to press JAWS key plus 3 on the number pad & it would tell me how many email messages I have.  I use Outlook 2016, Windows 10 & JAWS 2018.  How do I get this to work again?

 

Thank you.

Denise

moderated seeing how many messages I have in Outlook

Denise J Moses
 

I used to be able to press JAWS key plus 3 on the number pad & it would tell me how many email messages I have.  I use Outlook 2016, Windows 10 & JAWS 2018.  How do I get this to work again?

 

Thank you.

Denise

moderated Re: Jaws 2020 with Excel 2013 not correctly announcing font state #excel

Jason White
 

What does Insert+F show when the cursor is on the text to which you’ve tried to apply the boldface or italics?

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of "Van Lant, Robin via Groups.Io" <Robin_Van_Lant@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 17:17
To: "main@jfw.groups.io" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 with Excel 2013 not correctly announcing font state #excel

 

I’m still on JAWS 2019 and using Excel 2016 as part of Office 365 and have seen this annoying behavior for a while now, but I don’t pay enough attention to know how consistent it is. I noticed it the other day in a file I was trying to format, but I just tried it in a simple spreadsheet a moment ago and it’s reading fine at the moment.  I’ll try to pay more attention to when I see the issue and see if I can find a pattern.  I definitely know I’ve had it do the opposite of what JAWS is saying is being done.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Wolfdaneofmercia@...
Sent: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws 2020 with Excel 2013 not correctly announcing font state #excel

 

Hallo All
Currently using the latest version of Jaws 2020 with excel 2013 and have come across and issue when setting font styles Bold, Italic and Underline. i am using the shortcut keys CTRL + B, CTRL+I and CTRL+U however Jaws always announces Bold off, Italic off or Underline off irrespective of thether these are being set to on or off.. Oddly though i don't have this issue using the same (2013) version of word.
Has anyone else had a similar issu? any thoughts?
Cheers Mike

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moderated Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

Jason White
 

If you have large mail folders, or many of them, reading the Outlook database could become quite disk-intensive. Microsoft Word and Excel won’t be, except when they’re reading or saving a file – and that may happen in a background thread, too.

 

I’ve noticed that Microsoft Outlook on my laptop is faster and more responsive than on another system that I’ve used. I suspect the main difference is that my SSD is a high-performance NVME drive. The RAM and CPU usage seems to be within reasonable limits on both systems.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of "Norma A. Boge" <naboge@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 16:45
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I have a regular hard drive. If this is the problem, wouldn’t I experience the lag with other programs? I experience no lag with Excel or Word.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I’m using exactly this combination – JAWS, Microsoft Outlook, and OneDrive , with no “lag” or similar issues.

 

If you’re still using an old-style spinning hard drive rather than a fast SSD, this could explain the problem. Ideally, these days, you should use an NVME solid-state drive. The laptop that I run Windows on has one. If it isn’t the drive, it could be lack of memory. System Information should show how much memory is in use.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Zel Iscel <zel@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 00:52
To: "main@jfw.groups.io" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Norma,

 

That would be great if you could call Vispero about this issue.

 

You’re right, the lag doesn’t only occur when OneDrive is sincing. OneDrive, Outlook and Jaws open together don’t play well at all. Outlook also crashes when I try to search for particular emails. It’s definitely a Jaws issue as it doesn’t occur with NVDA.

 

And the issue definitely involves OneDrive because when I delete OneDrive and go back to Dropbox, Outlook plays beautifully when open with Jaws and Dropbox.

 

I hope this makes sense.

 

Cheers

Zel

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Tuesday, 4 February 2020 5:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi Zel,

 

Yes, I use OneDrive for work and do experience the lag when folders are being synchronized. I think, though, that I am having the lag in Outlook even when no synchronization is occurring. I’ll have to double check that, though.

I recall speaking with a MS disability help desk tech and he said it’s not possible to disable the synchronizing and I understand.

Is there a workaround for this? And, again, I can’t help wonder why the lag is worse with J 2020.

I need to take time to call Vispero about this.

 

Thanks,

Norma

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Zel Iscel
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 12:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi David and Norma,

 

Are you also using OneDrive? I find that Outlook lags and crashes when OneDrive is sincing with my computers.

 

Cheers

Zel

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi David, I hear what you’re saying. I’m gonna have to call tech support and let them hear the lag. Here is the main part of their written response to my inquiry regarding this issue, it doesn’t directly address your issue but might prove insightful. Then again it might not. <smile> Best, Norma

 

In order to remedy some of your lagging problems, it would be best to make sure that the Outlook Reading Pane is turned off. When the Reading Pane is on, it causes a small window to the right bottom of the Inbox to show part of the message being highlighted. This can cause Outlook to noticeably lag when moving between the messages.

If you continue to have problems, it would be best if you would contact our Technical Support Department by telephone at (727) 803-8000 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM EST.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 7:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I do notice a delay from the time I press enter to open a message until the time when JAWS begins reading the message. I first thought that this was an Outlook issue but I don't notice this delay as much when performing the same task using NVDA. With the preview pane disabled navigating through messages in the message list is responsive but opening a message is not.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 1/28/2020 8:40 AM, Norma A. Boge wrote:

I turned off the reading pane and a couple other things. Seems to help with arrowing through a message list. However, the lag for Jaws responding and my ability to type in the body of a reply message is even worse, probably around 7-8 seconds this time. I do appreciate the reminder about the pane, I wish the settings would just stay but evidently MS doesn’t think that is a priority. Bummer.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 6:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Have you tried turning off the preview pane in Outlook?

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of "Norma A. Boge" <naboge@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020 at 16:52
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi group,

 

As I await a response from Vispero support, I’m wondering if anyone is experiencing the following:

 

I have noticed that the lag while using Outlook 365 with Jaws 2020 is even worse than with Jaws 2019. Arrowing through a message list, Jaws simply stops speaking. I can read the title of the window but that’s it. Then after 3-4 seconds I am able to proceed normally through the list. And it takes about 5 seconds before I can type a reply to a message.

A few months ago I asked about this lag while in a Outlook webinar with the Microsoft accessibility group. They acknowledged the problem but that was about all they said. I can hardly wait to see what Vispero’s take is.

 

Helpful feedback welcome.

Norma

moderated Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

Jason White
 

I’m sure there are tools that can collect data on CPU, disk and memory usage to identify any obvious performance problem. Unfortunately, I’m not familiar with the relevant Windows tools and techniques.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 14:18
To: "main@jfw.groups.io" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Well, your system is a lot newer than mine, it’s an I7 8th generation, mine is an I7 6th generation.

The only other difference is that mine has 16Gb of RAM and yours has 8. This may make a small difference, but I doubt for most users who have Jaws running, maybe open Outlook and Excel and a few browser Windows it would be that noticeable.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Zel Iscel
Sent: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:48 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Wow! That does sound great.

My current laptop is an Intel Core i7 8650U, 8GB DDR4-RAM, 512GB SSD, Radeon RX540 2GB Graphics, 14" Full HD Display. So maybe it’s not powerful enough to handle Outlook, OneDrive and Jaws running at the same time, although this is the most powerful laptop I could find.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Wednesday, 5 February 2020 2:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I have an Asus Zenbook which I bought in November of 2016. At the time it was a fairly high-end laptop, 15 inch 4K touch screen display, I7 sixth generation CPU, 16Gb of RAM and a 512 Gb SSD. It also has great battery life even now and it’s been a fantastic machine.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Zel Iscel
Sent: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

It makes it so much more difficult to identify the problem when only a few of us experience it. However, I’ve found the same problem with all the laptops I’ve used in the last few years – Toshiba, Asus and now my HP. My new HP is more responsive but it’s been crashing since I’ve started to use OneDrive, particularly when I search for something in Outlook.

 

I guess I’ll just have to go back to Dropbox but that won’t help people who are using OneDrive at their workplace and experiencing these problems.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Wednesday, 5 February 2020 10:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Mor or less the same here, I use OneDrive and Outlook via Office 365 as well as Jaws 2020. There are a few things which could be a bit more responsive in Outlook, but generally going through my inbox, opening messages and so on seem OK.

There are so many factors involved from your hardware to your specific configuration and this certainly doesn’t seem to be an issue which a lot of Jaws users experience. I am not saying some don’t experience it, but it definitely doesn’t seem like even close to any sort of majority do.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I’m using exactly this combination – JAWS, Microsoft Outlook, and OneDrive , with no “lag” or similar issues.

 

If you’re still using an old-style spinning hard drive rather than a fast SSD, this could explain the problem. Ideally, these days, you should use an NVME solid-state drive. The laptop that I run Windows on has one. If it isn’t the drive, it could be lack of memory. System Information should show how much memory is in use.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Zel Iscel <zel@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 00:52
To: "main@jfw.groups.io" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Norma,

 

That would be great if you could call Vispero about this issue.

 

You’re right, the lag doesn’t only occur when OneDrive is sincing. OneDrive, Outlook and Jaws open together don’t play well at all. Outlook also crashes when I try to search for particular emails. It’s definitely a Jaws issue as it doesn’t occur with NVDA.

 

And the issue definitely involves OneDrive because when I delete OneDrive and go back to Dropbox, Outlook plays beautifully when open with Jaws and Dropbox.

 

I hope this makes sense.

 

Cheers

Zel

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Tuesday, 4 February 2020 5:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi Zel,

 

Yes, I use OneDrive for work and do experience the lag when folders are being synchronized. I think, though, that I am having the lag in Outlook even when no synchronization is occurring. I’ll have to double check that, though.

I recall speaking with a MS disability help desk tech and he said it’s not possible to disable the synchronizing and I understand.

Is there a workaround for this? And, again, I can’t help wonder why the lag is worse with J 2020.

I need to take time to call Vispero about this.

 

Thanks,

Norma

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Zel Iscel
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 12:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi David and Norma,

 

Are you also using OneDrive? I find that Outlook lags and crashes when OneDrive is sincing with my computers.

 

Cheers

Zel

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi David, I hear what you’re saying. I’m gonna have to call tech support and let them hear the lag. Here is the main part of their written response to my inquiry regarding this issue, it doesn’t directly address your issue but might prove insightful. Then again it might not. <smile> Best, Norma

 

In order to remedy some of your lagging problems, it would be best to make sure that the Outlook Reading Pane is turned off. When the Reading Pane is on, it causes a small window to the right bottom of the Inbox to show part of the message being highlighted. This can cause Outlook to noticeably lag when moving between the messages.

If you continue to have problems, it would be best if you would contact our Technical Support Department by telephone at (727) 803-8000 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM EST.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 7:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I do notice a delay from the time I press enter to open a message until the time when JAWS begins reading the message. I first thought that this was an Outlook issue but I don't notice this delay as much when performing the same task using NVDA. With the preview pane disabled navigating through messages in the message list is responsive but opening a message is not.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 1/28/2020 8:40 AM, Norma A. Boge wrote:

I turned off the reading pane and a couple other things. Seems to help with arrowing through a message list. However, the lag for Jaws responding and my ability to type in the body of a reply message is even worse, probably around 7-8 seconds this time. I do appreciate the reminder about the pane, I wish the settings would just stay but evidently MS doesn’t think that is a priority. Bummer.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 6:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Have you tried turning off the preview pane in Outlook?

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of "Norma A. Boge" <naboge@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020 at 16:52
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi group,

 

As I await a response from Vispero support, I’m wondering if anyone is experiencing the following:

 

I have noticed that the lag while using Outlook 365 with Jaws 2020 is even worse than with Jaws 2019. Arrowing through a message list, Jaws simply stops speaking. I can read the title of the window but that’s it. Then after 3-4 seconds I am able to proceed normally through the list. And it takes about 5 seconds before I can type a reply to a message.

A few months ago I asked about this lag while in a Outlook webinar with the Microsoft accessibility group. They acknowledged the problem but that was about all they said. I can hardly wait to see what Vispero’s take is.

 

Helpful feedback welcome.

Norma

moderated Re: Jaws 2020 with Excel 2013 not correctly announcing font state #excel

Van Lant, Robin
 

I’m still on JAWS 2019 and using Excel 2016 as part of Office 365 and have seen this annoying behavior for a while now, but I don’t pay enough attention to know how consistent it is. I noticed it the other day in a file I was trying to format, but I just tried it in a simple spreadsheet a moment ago and it’s reading fine at the moment.  I’ll try to pay more attention to when I see the issue and see if I can find a pattern.  I definitely know I’ve had it do the opposite of what JAWS is saying is being done.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Wolfdaneofmercia@...
Sent: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws 2020 with Excel 2013 not correctly announcing font state #excel

 

Hallo All
Currently using the latest version of Jaws 2020 with excel 2013 and have come across and issue when setting font styles Bold, Italic and Underline. i am using the shortcut keys CTRL + B, CTRL+I and CTRL+U however Jaws always announces Bold off, Italic off or Underline off irrespective of thether these are being set to on or off.. Oddly though i don't have this issue using the same (2013) version of word.
Has anyone else had a similar issu? any thoughts?
Cheers Mike

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Marcia Moses <mgmoses@...>
 

Hi Shirley,

Your message read fine.

Marcia

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Testing

 

Is this better? I don't know what's changing my message to garble. I'm sending it the way I always have.

But today I let Microsoft do updates.  

Thanks for any help.

 

Shirley Tracy

moderated Re: February Jaws2020.2001.70 Build Download Link + What's New

Adrian Spratt
 

Shirley,

 

A puzzle. Can you post which email client you use, which version of Windows, and which of JAWS? Maybe then someone can suggest something to check in settings. Whatever you do, don’t abandon HTML format.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: February Jaws2020.2001.70 Build Download Link + What's New

 

I sent the message the way I have always done. No one has ever told me there was an issue. Going back and reading my original message, it’s clear. But in reading it below other messages, I can’t translate it, either. I’m not a computer tech kind of person. I do well to use it for what I need—in fact, I depend on it for many things. So I don’t even know how to change this. Wonder why it shows up differently than ever before.

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Zel Iscel
Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:52 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: February Jaws2020.2001.70 Build Download Link + What's New

 

I had no problem reading Shirley’s email when I opened it but scrolling to it in this message, all the coding is exposed, which makes it annoying when trying to read the text. I wonder what happened there?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, 6 February 2020 12:42 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: February Jaws2020.2001.70 Build Download Link + What's New

 

I have not used plain text email in many years.

HTML is the standard now and has been for years.

 

 

 

Richard

"Reality is the leading cause of stress for those who are in touch with it." 

-- from The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, by Jane Wagner

 

 

On Feb 5, 2020, at 8:39 AM, george b <gbmagoo@...> wrote:

I agree why should I  have to change for just one list

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: February 5, 2020 8:14
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: February Jaws2020.2001.70 Build Download Link + What's New

I have no trouble reading her email as it was posted. I do have trouble when reading it as presented in your reply. Perhaps you should make the adjustment in your system. I'd think no lister should have to change her email preferences to post just to this list.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Covici
Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:37 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: February Jaws2020.2001.70 Build Download Link + What's New

Just a note, many of us would appreciate if you only sent plain text Emails, I know I would and I am sure there are more people who would.

On Wed, 05 Feb 2020 09:11:53 -0500,
Shirley Tracy wrote:

 

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--></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p

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-->style='border:none;padding:0in'><b>From: </b><a

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--></b>Tuesday, February 4, 2020 3:37 PM<br><b>To: </b><a

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-->class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Hi

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-->style='font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p

-->class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Below is the direct

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-->class=MsoNormal><span

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-->class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>What's new in this

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-->style='font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p

-->class=MsoNormal><span

-->style='font-size:10.0pt'>Enhancements<br>&nbsp;Enhancements in JAWS

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-->class=MsoNormal><span

-->style='font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p

-->class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>The following is a

-->list of improvements made between the December 2019 release and the

-->February 2020 update.<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p

-->class=MsoNormal><span

-->style='font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p

-->class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>list of 20

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-->Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser released in January 2020. Notable

-->fixes include reviewing text in<br>Edit Controls and the Address

-->Bar as well as a possible loss of speech and braille output.<br>•

-->Added a new JAWS Settings Center option called &quot;Skip Blank

-->Lines While Navigating&quot; which is on by default when reading

-->web pages and PDF documents. This<br>feature helps make reading

-->more efficient as JAWS and Fusion ignores blank lines as you

-->navigate using UP and DOWN ARROW. For those who prefer to

-->hear<br>blank lines while navigating, open Settings Center

-->(INSERT+6) and clear this check box. You can find this new option

-->in the Web / HTML / PDF group under<br>Reading.<br>• Changed the

-->Highlight Tracking used in JAWS when navigating web pages or PDF

-->documents with the Virtual Cursor from a Green Block to a Red Box

-->to match<br>ZoomText and Fusion. To further customize the settings

-->used for visually highlighting text as you navigate, open Settings

-->Center and expand the Visual<br>Tracking group.<br>• When reading

-->comments in Word documents, JAWS now also reads any reply comments.

-->For instance, if you are focused on a comment that contains a

-->reply,<br>pressing ALT+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE now reads both the original

-->comment followed by the reply.<br>• When using Say All (INSERT+DOWN

-->ARROW) to read a book in the Kindle for PC application, resolved a

-->customer reported issue where JAWS or Fusion would<br>repeat the

-->last line after reaching the end.<br>• Added a new Quick Settings

-->option called &quot;Blank Cell Announcement&quot; for JAWS and

-->Fusion that is available when using Excel. By default, when you

-->encounter<br>empty cells as you navigate spreadsheets, you hear

-->&quot;blank&quot; followed by the cell coordinates. Turn off this

-->option if you only want to hear the coordinates<br>of empty cells,

-->making speech less verbose as you navigate.<br>• Removed the

-->&quot;Microsoft Edge Browser Support&quot; option from JAWS

-->Settings Center as it is no longer needed. This control was

-->required in order to use the<br>original Edge browser that is being

-->removed from Windows 10 by Microsoft and replaced by the new

-->Chromium version of Edge released in January 2020.<br>• Added the

-->ability for JAWS and Fusion to properly recognize and report both

-->Column Span and Row Span info in HTML tables where information

-->might span<br>over 2 or more cells.<br>• For JAWS installations

-->licensed using one of the new portal licenses that is tied to an

-->email address, the status line of the JAWS window now only

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-->email Address, expiration date,<br>and the serial number.<br>•

-->Resolved a reported issue where a customer was not able to properly

-->migrate settings from an earlier version.<br>• Addressed an issue

-->where typing Contracted Braille very quickly using a Braille

-->keyboard would sometimes cause text to appear in gibberish. This

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-->when exporting text from the Scratchpad on Focus displays into an

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-->Braille keyboard was not working as expected in<br>Word and

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-->Braille, resolved an issue where immediately backspacing over a

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-->Eclipse not reading as expected using speech. Braille support for

-->these controls will be addressed in a future<br>update.<br>• All

-->JAWS Flexible Web Rules created for 1 chromium based Browser will

-->now apply for any other browser that also uses Chromium. For

-->example, if you create<br>a Flexible Web Rule in Chrome, it will

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-->Resolved an issue where FSReader would become unresponsive when

-->opening a very large DAISY book.<br>• Added a function for web

-->application scripts that helps JAWS ignore the

-->role=&quot;application&quot; attribute when a web author has used

-->it incorrectly. This<br>was reported by ONCE in Spain and was

-->related to SAP web-based applications.<br>• Resolved a reported

-->issue from Once in Spain where opening very large messages in

-->Outlook 365 with lots of nested levels was causing JAWS and

-->Outlook<br>to stop responding.<br>• Added Color Settings options to

-->the View menu in the Script Manager to help users who have issues

-->viewing certain colors, for instance, red/green

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-->style='font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p

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-->style='font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p

-->class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>The following is a

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-->February 2020 update.<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p

-->class=MsoNormal><span

-->style='font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p

-->class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>To download the

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-->style='font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p

-->class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>list of 20

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-->Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser released in January 2020. Notable

-->fixes include reviewing text in<br>Edit Controls and the Address

-->Bar as well as a possible loss of speech and braille output.<br>•

-->Added a new JAWS Settings Center option called &quot;Skip Blank

-->Lines While Navigating&quot; which is on by default when reading

-->web pages and PDF documents. This<br>feature helps make reading

-->more efficient as JAWS and Fusion ignores blank lines as you

-->navigate using UP and DOWN ARROW. For those who prefer to

-->hear<br>blank lines while navigating, open Settings Center

-->(INSERT+6) and clear this check box. You can find this new option

-->in the Web / HTML / PDF group under<br>Reading.<br>• Changed the

-->Highlight Tracking used in JAWS when navigating web pages or PDF

-->documents with the Virtual Cursor from a Green Block to a Red Box

-->to match<br>ZoomText and Fusion. To further customize the settings

-->used for visually highlighting text as you navigate, open Settings

-->Center and expand the Visual<br>Tracking group.<br>• When reading

-->comments in Word documents, JAWS now also reads any reply comments.

-->For instance, if you are focused on a comment that contains a

-->reply,<br>pressing ALT+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE now reads both the original

-->comment followed by the reply.<br>• When using Say All (INSERT+DOWN

-->ARROW) to read a book in the Kindle for PC application, resolved a

-->customer reported issue where JAWS or Fusion would<br>repeat the

-->last line after reaching the end.<br>• Added a new Quick Settings

-->option called &quot;Blank Cell Announcement&quot; for JAWS and

-->Fusion that is available when using Excel. By default, when you

-->encounter<br>empty cells as you navigate spreadsheets, you hear

-->&quot;blank&quot; followed by the cell coordinates. Turn off this

-->option if you only want to hear the coordinates<br>of empty cells,

-->making speech less verbose as you navigate.<br>• Removed the

-->&quot;Microsoft Edge Browser Support&quot; option from JAWS

-->Settings Center as it is no longer needed. This control was

-->required in order to use the<br>original Edge browser that is being

-->removed from Windows 10 by Microsoft and replaced by the new

-->Chromium version of Edge released in January 2020.<br>• Added the

-->ability for JAWS and Fusion to properly recognize and report both

-->Column Span and Row Span info in HTML tables where information

-->might span<br>over 2 or more cells.<br>• For JAWS installations

-->licensed using one of the new portal licenses that is tied to an

-->email address, the status line of the JAWS window now only

-->displays<br>the expiration date for the license. The About dialog

-->box will display additional license information including the users

-->email Address, expiration date,<br>and the serial number.<br>•

-->Resolved a reported issue where a customer was not able to properly

-->migrate settings from an earlier version.<br>• Addressed an issue

-->where typing Contracted Braille very quickly using a Braille

-->keyboard would sometimes cause text to appear in gibberish. This

-->was<br>observed primarily when typing in Office applications and

-->when exporting text from the Scratchpad on Focus displays into an

-->open Office document.<br>• Resolved a long standing issue where

-->attempting to select and delete multiple words in a row using a

-->Braille keyboard was not working as expected in<br>Word and

-->Outlook.<br>• When typing into a Word document using Contracted

-->Braille, resolved an issue where immediately backspacing over a

-->word and typing a replacement word<br>would result in duplicate

-->text on the current line.<br>• Added support for 3 African

-->Languages (Sotho, Xhosa, and Zulu) when using Convenient OCR in

-->JAWS and Fusion.<br>• Resolved a reported issue with TreeViews in

-->Eclipse not reading as expected using speech. Braille support for

-->these controls will be addressed in a future<br>update.<br>• All

-->JAWS Flexible Web Rules created for 1 chromium based Browser will

-->now apply for any other browser that also uses Chromium. For

-->example, if you create<br>a Flexible Web Rule in Chrome, it will

-->also apply for the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser.<br>•

-->Resolved an issue where FSReader would become unresponsive when

-->opening a very large DAISY book.<br>• Added a function for web

-->application scripts that helps JAWS ignore the

-->role=&quot;application&quot; attribute when a web author has used

-->it incorrectly. This<br>was reported by ONCE in Spain and was

-->related to SAP web-based applications.<br>• Resolved a reported

-->issue from Once in Spain where opening very large messages in

-->Outlook 365 with lots of nested levels was causing JAWS and

-->Outlook<br>to stop responding.<br>• Added Color Settings options to

-->the View menu in the Script Manager to help users who have issues

-->viewing certain colors, for instance, red/green

-->color<br>blindness.<br>list end</span><o:p></o:p></p></div><div><p

-->class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><br>Take care.&nbsp;

-->Mike.&nbsp; Sent from my

-->iBarstool.</span><o:p></o:p></p></div><div><p

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