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Re: YouTube - Music vault.

Adrian Spratt
 

Tips people posted on this list just two or three weeks ago no longer work, as I found out last night. Here's the only way I could change volume. Although I prefer to work with the regular YouTube website, I first had to go to Accessible YouTube at
http://www.povidi.com/yourtube/

There, I pressed alt-p for play, then to increase the volume, I immediately arrowed up. the change I made there held for the regular Google website afterwards.

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From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Greg Nickel via Jfw
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 8:06 PM
To: Jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
Cc: Greg Nickel
Subject: Utube - Music vault.

Recently when listening to tracks on music vault I am no longer able to
access the tracking or volume component of the site. Previously, I could
arrow down to the track line where it indicates the time played and time
remaining and I could enter on this and then arrow right or left to go
forward or back within the playback. Similarly, I could go to the volume
component and enter on it to arrow up or down the volume of the site's
playback independent from the jaws volume or the computer's volume.



Recently I cannot access this any more and I'm wondering if there is a jaws
issue or other that might gain me access to these very useful components of
the site.



Any helpful suggestions would be greatfully received.



BOO!



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Re: status line in Outlook

Dale Alton <blinkydale@...>
 

Hi Judith,

Try this. When in Outlook route your jaws to Pc, "jaws key+-". Then do a
page down, and then a right mouse click. Down arrow through your selections
and check the ones you want with the enter key. Hth
Denver Dale

Denver Dale

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via Jfw
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 6:43 AM
To: jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
Cc: judith bron
Subject: status line in Outlook

I had an Outlook "mishap" and now I don't have the feature where Jaws tells
me how many messages I have in my inbox. It told me how many I had and how
many were unread. I accessed it with Jaws key 3 on the numerical keypad.
How can I get this back? Thanks, Judith

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Utube - Music vault.

Greg Nickel
 

Recently when listening to tracks on music vault I am no longer able to
access the tracking or volume component of the site. Previously, I could
arrow down to the track line where it indicates the time played and time
remaining and I could enter on this and then arrow right or left to go
forward or back within the playback. Similarly, I could go to the volume
component and enter on it to arrow up or down the volume of the site's
playback independent from the jaws volume or the computer's volume.



Recently I cannot access this any more and I'm wondering if there is a jaws
issue or other that might gain me access to these very useful components of
the site.



Any helpful suggestions would be greatfully received.



BOO!



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Re: reading page numbers in a txt file

Tony
 

If you open the file with Word, it will recognize page breaks. If there are
no page breaks it assumes there is one every so many lines based on line
spacing, font and font size settings.

Tony

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From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Mario via Jfw
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 2:54 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Mario
Subject: Re: reading page numbers in a txt file

as far as I know, no. but it is possible to find out what line and column
the cursor is. just press insert+page down to hear the status bar read.
unfortunately, if word wrap is enabled, the status bar is automatically
disabled and JAWS will report nothing.
however, there is a simple change to make in the registry to fix this.



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Hi: Is there a way to read page numbers in a text file with jaws?



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Re: blogging question

Andre Jarreau <andre.jarreau@...>
 

I am told WordPress is good for both blog and webpage creation. Would like
to know more detail myself.

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Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 2:52 PM
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Cc: Marianne Denning
Subject: blogging question

I want to begin a blog. Is Word Press still the best or is there one that
is better? Do you also use Word Press to create a web page?

--
Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
(513) 607-6053

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Re: reading page numbers in a txt file

Mario
 

as far as I know, no. but it is possible to find out what line and column the cursor is. just press insert+page down to hear the status bar read. unfortunately, if word wrap is enabled, the status bar is automatically disabled and JAWS will report nothing.
however, there is a simple change to make in the registry to fix this.

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Hi: Is there a way to read page numbers in a text file with jaws?



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blogging question

Marianne Denning
 

I want to begin a blog. Is Word Press still the best or is there one
that is better? Do you also use Word Press to create a web page?

--
Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
(513) 607-6053


Re: reading page numbers in pdf files with jaws

john.falter
 

The way I do it is:
control plus shift plus N
tells which page I'm on and allows me to enter the page I want to see next.

On 10/30/2015 3:34 PM, John J. Fioravanti, Jr. via Jfw wrote:
Hi: Is there a way to read page numbers in a pdf file using jaws and windows
7 64 bit?

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Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 8:37 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Subject: RE: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

The disk contains both versions, and the install routine will analyze and
determine which is needed.

Ted

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From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of O.Addison
Gethers via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 8:15 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Cc: O.Addison Gethers
Subject: RE: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

Hello Mike,
I spoke with someone today at Freedom Scientific salesman about jaws 17 he
told me that I will be getting jaws 17 sometime next week ,when I do get
jaws 17 cds Can I still installed jaws 17 cds in laptop even though laptop
is 64 bits and desktop is 32 bits when I receive jaws 17 ? Can you
explained to me what is the difference between 32 bits for desktop for jaws
and 64 bits for laptop with jaws ?
Addison


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Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 6:42 PM
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Cc: Mike B
Subject: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

Hi All,

Below are the direct download links for Jaws 17 for both 32 & 64 bit
systems. Also, what's new is below the download links.

32 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1010enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1010enu-x64.exe

What's new:

JAWS 17 Features
Smart Navigation, More Efficient Interaction with Complex Web Pages and
Applications

Today and in the future, users will be faced with an increased need to work
with complex web forms, tables, and even applications that run inside of a
web browser. This will impact your day to day interactions with services
on-line such as banking and shopping, in addition to many web apps found in
both companies and government agencies. For instance, Internet Explorer can
be used to log onto a Microsoft SharePoint server to collaborate with other
co-workers and create and store documents. The new Smart NavigationT feature
is designed to make it more efficient when navigating web-based applications
with the Virtual Cursor as the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT and
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW commands move by control instead of character and word.
This makes navigation such as moving across toolbars, tab strips, and
navigation links more like navigating around a desktop application. Pressing
the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands twice quickly changes to
the traditional navigation by character, word, line, sentence, and paragraph
so you can review the text of the control. Smart Navigation resumes when you
move to a different control by pressing UP or DOWN ARROW or TAB.
Alternatively, you can use the INSERT+X command to quickly toggle between
Smart Navigation and the more traditional character and word navigation
depending on the type of web site you are navigating.


For example, if you use the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW keys to move across a tab
strip, you might hear JAWS announce something like; "Home tab selected,"
"Insert
tab," and "Page Layout tab." If you wanted to review the items on the tab
strip character by character, press the Say Character (NUM PAD 5), Say Word
(INSERT+NUM PAD 5), or Say Line (INSERT+UP ARROW) commands twice quickly.
You can now navigate by character or word until you press DOWN ARROW to move
away from the tab strip to another control.

Smart Navigation is off by default. To turn it on, there are a few ways.

The quickest way to enable Smart Navigation is through the Startup Wizard
which automatically launches after JAWS is installed. When the wizard
starts, select the Next button until you reach the Common Options page. You
will be focused on a group of radio buttons where you can use the ARROW keys
to choose the Smart Navigation option you want to use (Controls and Tables
or Controls). Pressing TAB moves you to another group of radio buttons that
allow you to select how Forms Mode activates. For the best experience with
Smart Navigation, it is recommended that users set Forms Mode to Semi-Auto
or Manual.
This prevents JAWS from unexpectedly turning on Forms Mode while navigating
with the ARROW keys. Once you have changed the options you want, continue
selecting Next until you reach the Braille Settings page and then select
Finish to save your changes. Smart Navigation will now be enabled for any
environments that use the Virtual Cursor.

Alternatively, Smart Navigation can be configured through Settings Center or
Quick Settings. For instance, you may want to use Smart Navigation in
Firefox, but not in Internet Explorer.

You can also temporarily toggle Smart Navigation on or off using the
INSERT+X command. For instance, if you have configured Smart Navigation
INSERT+to
be enabled
by default and you encounter a web page where you would prefer not to use
it, you can press INSERT+X to turn it off and use the more traditional
navigation.
JAWS will switch back to Smart Navigation when focus moves away from the
browser or you navigate to a different web site. This command is also useful
if you do not want to use the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands
twice quickly to switch to standard navigation. It offers the additional
benefit of not automatically switching back to Smart Navigation when you
move to a different control with the UP or DOWN ARROW keys. You can just
press
INSERT+X
again to toggle back to Smart Navigation when you are ready.

Note: When using this command to toggle Smart Navigation under certain
circumstances such as inside a table, focus will not always remain at the
location of the toggle. This is because the virtual document is reformatted
as JAWS goes in and out of Screen Layout.

Anytime you are using Smart Navigation, JAWS will work in Screen Layout.
This presents pages in the virtual buffer similar to how they appear
visually on the screen. Toolbar buttons or other lists of controls that are
visually laid out horizontally on the screen are displayed on one line in
the virtual document, allowing a single press of the DOWN ARROW to skip the
entire toolbar instead of having to move from button to button to get past
it.

For a great example, please try JAWS 17 on a web form such as the WebTrack
sample form on the Surf's Up pages. On this page, you will be able to see
the power of navigating more efficiently with the DOWN ARROW then in
previous versions.


Smart Navigation offers two modes, Controls and Tables, or Controls.
Controls and Tables offers the most complete experience with Smart
Navigation and is the mode that is enabled when using the INSERT+X toggle.

When set to Controls and Tables and you are currently not in a table, most
web-based controls, including, but not limited to, buttons, links, edit
fields, list boxes, tree views, and headings, are treated as single units
when navigating by character or word. Performing a Say Character, Say Word,
and Say Line command twice quickly while focused on a control will switch to
character and word Navigation so you can use the traditional navigation by
character, word, line, sentence, and paragraph to review a control, such as
the text of a button or link, in greater detail. Smart Navigation by
controls automatically resumes when you move to another control using TAB or
UP or DOWN ARROW.

If focused inside of a table, the RIGHT and LEFT ARROW keys move between
columns while the UP and DOWN ARROW keys move between rows. If you press
RIGHT ARROW to move from the last column in the current row to the first
column of

the next row, an ascending sound is heard. If you press LEFT ARROW to move
from the first column in the current row to the last column in the prior
row, a descending sound is heard. JAWS also announces the number of the row
that was moved to.

When focused in a cell and it contains any controls, such as a heading, or
an edit field, pressing the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands
twice quickly will switch to control navigation, and performing these
commands again twice quickly will switch to character and word navigation.
If the cell does not contain controls, you can only switch to character and
word navigation. Moving focus away from the current table cell using LEFT or
RIGHT ARROW will switch back to the prior navigation level, for example,
pressing RIGHT ARROW while in character and word navigation will return to
Smart Navigation in tables as soon as you move to a different cell. When you
are in control navigation, or character and word navigation, pressing UP or
DOWN ARROW will move to and read the entire row. Pressing UP or DOWN ARROW
from the beginning or end of the table will also resume Smart Navigation by
Controls and Tables.

For an example of using Smart Navigation in tables, visit the Tables with
JAWS and MAGic page on the Surf's Up pages.

When set to Controls and focus is not in a table, navigation is the same as
the Controls and Tables option. The only difference is that if you encounter
a table, you will need to use the standard table reading commands
(CTRL+ALT+ARROW keys) or the Table layer (INSERT+SPACEBAR, t) to navigate
the table.


When Smart navigation is active, press ALT+DELETE or INSERT+TAB to have JAWS

announce the current Smart Navigation level.

New Sound Indication for Links

As you navigate by line with Smart Navigation active, JAWS plays a sound if
the current line contains one or more links which would generally be
displayed on separate lines when you are not in Smart Navigation. This sound
helps you

identify that a link exists and gives you a chance to pause to hear about it
or use TAB or the ARROW keys to move to it. To keep this sound from being

too intrusive, it is not heard if a line contains a link that is preceeded
by less than five characters. For instance, a bulleted or numbered list that

contains a link directly after the number or bullet.

Use Settings Center to Configure Settings for a Specific Web Site

In JAWS 17, you can now apply settings changes to a specific web site domain

using Settings Center. For instance, if you use Smart Navigation and you
have a particular web site where you would prefer not to have this feature
active, you can open Settings Center from the current site and turn it off.
Smart
Navigation will continue working on all other web sites.

To configure web site specific settings, do the following:

list of 6 items
1. Open the web site where you want settings changes to apply.
2. Press INSERT+F2, select Settings Center, and press ENTER.
3. Press CTRL+SHIFT+W to open the settings file associated with the
currently active web site. Alternatively, press SHIFT+TAB to move to the
application list, press CTRL+HOME to move to the top of the list, and then
press DOWN ARROW one time to move to the settings file for the current site.
For example, if you open Settings Center from the Freedom Scientific web
site, you should

see something like www.freedomscientific.com (Domain).
4. From the Search edit box, type all or part of the setting you want to
change. For example, "smart" for Smart Navigation, "Forms" for Forms Mode
options, etc.
5. Press DOWN ARROW to move to the filtered results of the Settings Center
tree view and make your preferred settings changes.
6. Press TAB to move to the OK button and activate it with the SPACEBAR. The

changes are made and saved. Settings Center closes.
list end

Now, whatever you have set for the current web site should only be applied
when any pages on this site are open and have focus. For example, if you set
Smart Navigation to Controls and Tables for the Freedom Scientific web site,

it should be off for all other web sites which is the default, unless you
are on Freedomscientific.com.

New Options Added to Startup Wizard

The Startup Wizard contains a series of pages that allow users to quickly
configure some of the more commonly used JAWS options including speech
settings, startup options, keyboard settings, verbosity options, and braille
settings.

The Startup Wizard automatically launches after a full install of JAWS, but
can be accessed any time through the JAWS Help menu. In JAWS 17, we have
added a few more options we expect users will want convenient access to.

list of 2 items
. The page which follows the Run JAWS Settings page is now called Common
Options. It contains new controls to configure Smart Navigation and Forms
Mode.
. A new Braille Translation Settings page has been added directly after the
Verbosity Settings page and before the Braille Settings page. It contains
the following new options:

list of 3 items nesting level 1
. Language: Use this combo box to specify the Braille language. For example,

English, Spanish, French, German, and so on.
. Output: Use this combo box to configure the output mode for reading
Braille on your display. The first option is always Computer Braille. The
other available options depend on the currently selected language. For
example, when the language is set to English United States, the available
output modes are U.S.
English Grade 1, U.S. English Grade 2, Unified English Braille Grade 1, and
Unified English Braille Grade 2. If you set the language to French, the
available modes are French Grade 1 and French Grade 2.
. Input Use this combo box to specify the input mode used when typing
Braille from the Perkins-style keyboard on your display. The first option is

always
Computer Braille. The other available option depends on the currently
selected output mode. For instance, if you have chosen to display Unified
English Braille Grade 2, then you can choose to type in either Computer
Braille or Unified English Braille Grade 2. This setting is not available if
the selected output mode is Computer Braille, or the selected output mode
does not support input.
list end nesting level 1
list end

Create domain specific scripts for Web Pages and Web Applications

JAWS has always provided the ability to script desktop applications,
enabling many non-standard applications to be made accessible to JAWS users.

In recent
years, however, more and more applications are being developed to run inside

web browsers. For example, Microsoft SharePoint and Google Docs are web
applications that allow you to create, edit, and save documents, as well as
collaborate with other users, directly through web pages opened in Internet
Explorer or Firefox.

Since each web application can offer its own unique functionality, the JAWS
scripts for the web browser are too general to be of use for specific pages.
JAWS 17 extends the scripting functionality to enable you to create scripts
that only load when a particular web site is being accessed, so you can
customize a web page or application to your specific needs. For instance, if
you created scripts for www.microsoft.com, these scripts would be loaded for
any

page
opened on the Microsoft web site. Domain specific scripts are loaded on top
of the browser scripts so that JAWS can fall back to the general scripts in
situations where a domain specific script behavior is not available. This
gives scripters much more control when scripting a web-based application for
a client at a job site as they can create specific functionality for the
application without affecting how JAWS performs on other web pages.

To aid in creating domain specific scripts, three new script functions have
been added.

list of 3 items
. GetDocumentXML: This function obtains well-formed XML from the Dom Server
for parsing using the MSXML com object.
. PerformActionOnElementWithTagAndAttribute: This function finds an element
in the DOM by tag and attribute/value pair and performs an action on it such
as setFocus, makeVisible, doDefaultAction, leftClick, or rightClick.
. PerformActionOnElementWithID: This function finds an element in the DOM by

unique ID and performs an action on it such as setFocus, makeVisible,
doDefaultAction, leftClick or rightClick.
list end

Using these functions, you could write scripts to do things like find and
speak a particular heading, add the numbers in the last row of a table and
speak the total, and much more, all without moving the Virtual Cursor.

To demonstrate domain-specific scripting, we have included sample SharePoint

scripts that allow you to access web-based toolbars on a SharePoint domain
using the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke. To enable these sample scripts, do the
following:

list of 2 items
1. Create a confignames.ini file in your JAWS user settings folder located
at C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\Freedom
Scientific\JAWS\17.0\Settings\enu.
2. Add the following lines.
[Domains]
fsservices-my.sharepoint.com=SharePointWeb
list end

If the scripts are not working, meaning that toolbars cannot be activated
with the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke, check the address of the current domain.
If
necessary, add another line to your confignames.ini to enable that domain to

be recognized so that the sharePoint sample scripts load.

Liblouis Braille Translator now included for English

JAWS 17 has switched to the popular and widely accepted open-source Liblouis

braille translator. This new translation now offers both contracted and
uncontracted Unified English Braille (UEB) and the more traditional
Contracted English Braille (CEB) when reading and writing. Starting in 2016,
UEB will become the standard in the United States. Switching now to Liblouis
will ensure JAWS offers the latest standards for UEB translation.

New in JAWS Touch Screen Support

Since JAWS 15, users have had the ability to interact with the touch screens

found on various devices like the Dell Venue series of Windows tablets.
Using
one and multi-finger gestures such as taps, flicks, and swipes, users
navigate to and activate controls, read text, and perform other common JAWS
functions.
In JAWS 17, we have continued to enhance touch screen support by providing
access to the Windows touch keyboard as well as adding the ability to edit
and select text in documents, messages, or web pages right from the touch
screen.

Support for the Windows Touch Keyboard

JAWS 17 offers full support for the Windows touch keyboard, enabling you to

write documents, email messages, and fill out forms on the Internet right
on your device's touch screen if you do not have access to a

physical keyboard. While a regular keyboard is still recommended for writing
lengthy documents or performing complex editing tasks, using

the Touch keyboard is convenient for writing a quick note, composing or
replying to an email, or filling out a form on a web site.

To activate the Touch Keyboard, double tap the Start Touch Keyboard button
on the Desktop, or perform the new JAWS gesture, four-finger swipe down then
up. JAWS announces "opened Touch Keyboard" and plays an ascending sound.
Once enabled, the keyboard is positioned in the bottom part
of
the screen and each key is represented by a button. Use flick gestures to
move to each key, or drag your finger around the screen to
explore
and locate keys. While exploring, JAWS plays a unique set of sounds to alert

you when you enter or leave the area of the screen
containing
the touch keyboard. Once you become familiar with the touch keyboard layout,

you can tap at the location of each key. To close the touch keyboard,
perform another four-finger swipe down then up. JAWS announces "closed touch
keyboard" and plays a descending sound.

JAWS offers two different modes for typing characters:

list of 2 items
. Standard Typing: A key is typed when a double tap or split tap is
performed on the screen after exploring to any of the keyboard buttons. If
alternative
characters are available for the current keyboard
button, a triple tap will open a panel of alternative keys related to the
selected
key. Performing a triple tap on any keyboard button in
the alternative characters panel will close the panel. Standard Typing is
the default mode.
. Touch Typing: A key is typed when the finger is lifted from any of the
keyboard buttons, or a split tap is performed on the selected keyboard
button.
If alternative characters are available for the current
keyboard button, a split double tap will open a panel of alternative keys
related
to the selected key. Performing a split double tap on
any keyboard button in the alternative characters panel will close the
panel.

list end

Use the new Touch Keyboard settings group located in the main Keyboard group

in Settings center to change the typing mode as well as choose whether JAWS
announces characters, words, both characters and words, or is silent as you
type using the touch keyboard. You can also change how you are notified when
the touch keyboard or the panel of alternate characters opens and closes.

Note: Changing the feedback for the touch keyboard is separate from the
feedback for the physical keyboard. This means you can have JAWS say nothing

when
using a regular keyboard, but continue to announce both characters and words

when using the touch keyboard.

Text Selection and Other Improvements in Text Reading Mode

Text reading is one of the three gesture modes that can be activated by
rotating two fingers on the screen. JAWS 17 will now also automatically
switch to Text Reading if you double tap on an element that supports cursor
navigation such as an article in the News app, or the text
area of
an editing application like Microsoft Word. When Text Reading is activated
using a double tap on a text element, for instance, the second paragraph of
a document, JAWS attempts to position the cursor at the location of the
double tap.

When Text Reading is active, flicking left or right moves by character,
flicking left or right with two fingers moves by word, flicking up or down
moves by line, flicking up or down with two fingers moves by paragraph,
flicking left or right with three fingers moves to the beginning or end of a
line, and flicking up or down with three fingers moves to the top or bottom
of the text area. In addition, you can now flick up or down with four
fingers to move by page, similar to using PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN. These
gestures also move the cursor, enabling you to navigate to the location in a
document where you want to insert text or begin selecting text. For example,
you could flick up

with two fingers to move to the prior paragraph, flick left or right to
position the focus on a blank line, and then begin typing to insert text at
that location.

Performing a triple tap on the screen with one finger will now toggle text
selection on or off. When enabled, using any of the above text reading
gestures will select the specific unit as well as move to it. For example,
to move to

and select the next line, perform a triple tap and then flick down. Text
will continue to be selected as you navigate until you perform a triple tap
again

to turn it off. To read currently selected text, you can now perform a
two-finger triple tap.

Other Touch Screen Improvements

Dragging a finger around the screen to explore and hear each element now
works in Text Reading mode in addition to Touch Navigation mode. If Text
Reading is currently active and you explore to an item that does not support
this mode, JAWS will automatically switch back to Touch Navigation. As you
explore, you can now have JAWS announce the character or word at the current
location

by performing a split tap or split double tap.

If you encounter an element that does not support standard cursor
navigation, such as a button, or an item in a list, performing a
three-finger swipe down then up now opens a Virtual Viewer window containing
the name of the element. You can then use the navigation gestures described
above to review this information.
This is useful if you want to review a control in greater detail that you
did not quite understand when it was announced by JAWS during exploration or
when tapping it. When this mode is active, you will not be able to navigate
to other items on the screen. If you explore outside of the Virtual Viewer,
JAWS plays a sound to indicate you are no longer in the window. Performing
the three-finger swipe down then up gesture again will close the Virtual
Viewer.

Tablet Orientation Notification

JAWS now indicates in both speech and braille when the screen orientation
changes between portrait and landscape. When changing to landscape, JAWS
says "landscape, with home button to the left" or "landscape, with home
button to

the right", depending on the position of the tablet. When changing to
portrait, JAWS says "portrait" or "portrait flipped."

Explore Scripts

A new Explore Scripts shortcut has been added to the Utilities folder in
Windows 8 and later and the Explore JAWS submenu located under the JAWS
program group in Windows 7 and earlier. Selecting this shortcut opens the
folder where the shared script files are stored.

Script Compatibility Mode

By default, scripts compiled using the Script Manager or the scompile.exe
command line tool in JAWS 17 will not work with prior versions of JAWS. This
is due to changes in JAWS 17 to improve the localization process. In order
to compile scripts that will work in JAWS 17 as well as prior versions,
select the new Compatibility Mode option from the File Menu in Script
Manager, or use the -c command line option if using scompile.exe.

Note: If you compile scripts with the compatibility option, and your scripts

use messages defined in JSM files that ship with JAWS 17, those messages
will always be in English regardless of the language of the JAWS version
that is running.

Sports Scores Lookup Sources Temporarily Removed from Research It

Until we can get cooperation from ESPN to allow access to their sports
results using the Research It feature, the MLB, NFL, NBA, and NCAA Scores
lookup sources have been removed. We hope to add them back in the future
once a solution is reached.

Merge Utility No Longer Available

Major changes have been made to improve the JAWS localization process. This
included reorganizing many of the JAWS settings files. Due to these changes,
the Merge utility is no longer installed with JAWS 17 as settings from prior

versions cannot be merged. We are planning a solution for the future which
will replace this utility and provide an even greater benefit for our
customers.

Take care.
Mike
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Re: reading page numbers in pdf files with jaws

Mario
 

after the pdf has been opened, use the JAWS cursor to find it 3 or 4 lines down from the top of the reader window. it'll be announced as a fraction, for example 1/20, that is page 1 out of 20 pages.
I don't know of any keystroke, but it would be neat if there is one.

On 10/30/2015 3:34 PM, John J. Fioravanti, Jr. via Jfw wrote:
Hi: Is there a way to read page numbers in a pdf file using jaws and windows
7 64 bit?

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Subject: RE: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

The disk contains both versions, and the install routine will analyze and
determine which is needed.

Ted

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Subject: RE: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

Hello Mike,
I spoke with someone today at Freedom Scientific salesman about jaws 17 he
told me that I will be getting jaws 17 sometime next week ,when I do get
jaws 17 cds Can I still installed jaws 17 cds in laptop even though laptop
is 64 bits and desktop is 32 bits when I receive jaws 17 ? Can you
explained to me what is the difference between 32 bits for desktop for jaws
and 64 bits for laptop with jaws ?
Addison


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Subject: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

Hi All,

Below are the direct download links for Jaws 17 for both 32 & 64 bit
systems. Also, what's new is below the download links.

32 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1010enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1010enu-x64.exe

What's new:

JAWS 17 Features
Smart Navigation, More Efficient Interaction with Complex Web Pages and
Applications

Today and in the future, users will be faced with an increased need to work
with complex web forms, tables, and even applications that run inside of a
web browser. This will impact your day to day interactions with services
on-line such as banking and shopping, in addition to many web apps found in
both companies and government agencies. For instance, Internet Explorer can
be used to log onto a Microsoft SharePoint server to collaborate with other
co-workers and create and store documents. The new Smart NavigationT feature
is designed to make it more efficient when navigating web-based applications
with the Virtual Cursor as the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT and
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW commands move by control instead of character and word.
This makes navigation such as moving across toolbars, tab strips, and
navigation links more like navigating around a desktop application. Pressing
the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands twice quickly changes to
the traditional navigation by character, word, line, sentence, and paragraph
so you can review the text of the control. Smart Navigation resumes when you
move to a different control by pressing UP or DOWN ARROW or TAB.
Alternatively, you can use the INSERT+X command to quickly toggle between
Smart Navigation and the more traditional character and word navigation
depending on the type of web site you are navigating.


For example, if you use the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW keys to move across a tab
strip, you might hear JAWS announce something like; "Home tab selected,"
"Insert
tab," and "Page Layout tab." If you wanted to review the items on the tab
strip character by character, press the Say Character (NUM PAD 5), Say Word
(INSERT+NUM PAD 5), or Say Line (INSERT+UP ARROW) commands twice quickly.
You can now navigate by character or word until you press DOWN ARROW to move
away from the tab strip to another control.

Smart Navigation is off by default. To turn it on, there are a few ways.

The quickest way to enable Smart Navigation is through the Startup Wizard
which automatically launches after JAWS is installed. When the wizard
starts, select the Next button until you reach the Common Options page. You
will be focused on a group of radio buttons where you can use the ARROW keys
to choose the Smart Navigation option you want to use (Controls and Tables
or Controls). Pressing TAB moves you to another group of radio buttons that
allow you to select how Forms Mode activates. For the best experience with
Smart Navigation, it is recommended that users set Forms Mode to Semi-Auto
or Manual.
This prevents JAWS from unexpectedly turning on Forms Mode while navigating
with the ARROW keys. Once you have changed the options you want, continue
selecting Next until you reach the Braille Settings page and then select
Finish to save your changes. Smart Navigation will now be enabled for any
environments that use the Virtual Cursor.

Alternatively, Smart Navigation can be configured through Settings Center or
Quick Settings. For instance, you may want to use Smart Navigation in
Firefox, but not in Internet Explorer.

You can also temporarily toggle Smart Navigation on or off using the
INSERT+X command. For instance, if you have configured Smart Navigation
INSERT+to
be enabled
by default and you encounter a web page where you would prefer not to use
it, you can press INSERT+X to turn it off and use the more traditional
navigation.
JAWS will switch back to Smart Navigation when focus moves away from the
browser or you navigate to a different web site. This command is also useful
if you do not want to use the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands
twice quickly to switch to standard navigation. It offers the additional
benefit of not automatically switching back to Smart Navigation when you
move to a different control with the UP or DOWN ARROW keys. You can just
press
INSERT+X
again to toggle back to Smart Navigation when you are ready.

Note: When using this command to toggle Smart Navigation under certain
circumstances such as inside a table, focus will not always remain at the
location of the toggle. This is because the virtual document is reformatted
as JAWS goes in and out of Screen Layout.

Anytime you are using Smart Navigation, JAWS will work in Screen Layout.
This presents pages in the virtual buffer similar to how they appear
visually on the screen. Toolbar buttons or other lists of controls that are
visually laid out horizontally on the screen are displayed on one line in
the virtual document, allowing a single press of the DOWN ARROW to skip the
entire toolbar instead of having to move from button to button to get past
it.

For a great example, please try JAWS 17 on a web form such as the WebTrack
sample form on the Surf's Up pages. On this page, you will be able to see
the power of navigating more efficiently with the DOWN ARROW then in
previous versions.


Smart Navigation offers two modes, Controls and Tables, or Controls.
Controls and Tables offers the most complete experience with Smart
Navigation and is the mode that is enabled when using the INSERT+X toggle.

When set to Controls and Tables and you are currently not in a table, most
web-based controls, including, but not limited to, buttons, links, edit
fields, list boxes, tree views, and headings, are treated as single units
when navigating by character or word. Performing a Say Character, Say Word,
and Say Line command twice quickly while focused on a control will switch to
character and word Navigation so you can use the traditional navigation by
character, word, line, sentence, and paragraph to review a control, such as
the text of a button or link, in greater detail. Smart Navigation by
controls automatically resumes when you move to another control using TAB or
UP or DOWN ARROW.

If focused inside of a table, the RIGHT and LEFT ARROW keys move between
columns while the UP and DOWN ARROW keys move between rows. If you press
RIGHT ARROW to move from the last column in the current row to the first
column of

the next row, an ascending sound is heard. If you press LEFT ARROW to move
from the first column in the current row to the last column in the prior
row, a descending sound is heard. JAWS also announces the number of the row
that was moved to.

When focused in a cell and it contains any controls, such as a heading, or
an edit field, pressing the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands
twice quickly will switch to control navigation, and performing these
commands again twice quickly will switch to character and word navigation.
If the cell does not contain controls, you can only switch to character and
word navigation. Moving focus away from the current table cell using LEFT or
RIGHT ARROW will switch back to the prior navigation level, for example,
pressing RIGHT ARROW while in character and word navigation will return to
Smart Navigation in tables as soon as you move to a different cell. When you
are in control navigation, or character and word navigation, pressing UP or
DOWN ARROW will move to and read the entire row. Pressing UP or DOWN ARROW
from the beginning or end of the table will also resume Smart Navigation by
Controls and Tables.

For an example of using Smart Navigation in tables, visit the Tables with
JAWS and MAGic page on the Surf's Up pages.

When set to Controls and focus is not in a table, navigation is the same as
the Controls and Tables option. The only difference is that if you encounter
a table, you will need to use the standard table reading commands
(CTRL+ALT+ARROW keys) or the Table layer (INSERT+SPACEBAR, t) to navigate
the table.


When Smart navigation is active, press ALT+DELETE or INSERT+TAB to have JAWS

announce the current Smart Navigation level.

New Sound Indication for Links

As you navigate by line with Smart Navigation active, JAWS plays a sound if
the current line contains one or more links which would generally be
displayed on separate lines when you are not in Smart Navigation. This sound
helps you

identify that a link exists and gives you a chance to pause to hear about it
or use TAB or the ARROW keys to move to it. To keep this sound from being

too intrusive, it is not heard if a line contains a link that is preceeded
by less than five characters. For instance, a bulleted or numbered list that

contains a link directly after the number or bullet.

Use Settings Center to Configure Settings for a Specific Web Site

In JAWS 17, you can now apply settings changes to a specific web site domain

using Settings Center. For instance, if you use Smart Navigation and you
have a particular web site where you would prefer not to have this feature
active, you can open Settings Center from the current site and turn it off.
Smart
Navigation will continue working on all other web sites.

To configure web site specific settings, do the following:

list of 6 items
1. Open the web site where you want settings changes to apply.
2. Press INSERT+F2, select Settings Center, and press ENTER.
3. Press CTRL+SHIFT+W to open the settings file associated with the
currently active web site. Alternatively, press SHIFT+TAB to move to the
application list, press CTRL+HOME to move to the top of the list, and then
press DOWN ARROW one time to move to the settings file for the current site.
For example, if you open Settings Center from the Freedom Scientific web
site, you should

see something like www.freedomscientific.com (Domain).
4. From the Search edit box, type all or part of the setting you want to
change. For example, "smart" for Smart Navigation, "Forms" for Forms Mode
options, etc.
5. Press DOWN ARROW to move to the filtered results of the Settings Center
tree view and make your preferred settings changes.
6. Press TAB to move to the OK button and activate it with the SPACEBAR. The

changes are made and saved. Settings Center closes.
list end

Now, whatever you have set for the current web site should only be applied
when any pages on this site are open and have focus. For example, if you set
Smart Navigation to Controls and Tables for the Freedom Scientific web site,

it should be off for all other web sites which is the default, unless you
are on Freedomscientific.com.

New Options Added to Startup Wizard

The Startup Wizard contains a series of pages that allow users to quickly
configure some of the more commonly used JAWS options including speech
settings, startup options, keyboard settings, verbosity options, and braille
settings.

The Startup Wizard automatically launches after a full install of JAWS, but
can be accessed any time through the JAWS Help menu. In JAWS 17, we have
added a few more options we expect users will want convenient access to.

list of 2 items
. The page which follows the Run JAWS Settings page is now called Common
Options. It contains new controls to configure Smart Navigation and Forms
Mode.
. A new Braille Translation Settings page has been added directly after the
Verbosity Settings page and before the Braille Settings page. It contains
the following new options:

list of 3 items nesting level 1
. Language: Use this combo box to specify the Braille language. For example,

English, Spanish, French, German, and so on.
. Output: Use this combo box to configure the output mode for reading
Braille on your display. The first option is always Computer Braille. The
other available options depend on the currently selected language. For
example, when the language is set to English United States, the available
output modes are U.S.
English Grade 1, U.S. English Grade 2, Unified English Braille Grade 1, and
Unified English Braille Grade 2. If you set the language to French, the
available modes are French Grade 1 and French Grade 2.
. Input Use this combo box to specify the input mode used when typing
Braille from the Perkins-style keyboard on your display. The first option is

always
Computer Braille. The other available option depends on the currently
selected output mode. For instance, if you have chosen to display Unified
English Braille Grade 2, then you can choose to type in either Computer
Braille or Unified English Braille Grade 2. This setting is not available if
the selected output mode is Computer Braille, or the selected output mode
does not support input.
list end nesting level 1
list end

Create domain specific scripts for Web Pages and Web Applications

JAWS has always provided the ability to script desktop applications,
enabling many non-standard applications to be made accessible to JAWS users.

In recent
years, however, more and more applications are being developed to run inside

web browsers. For example, Microsoft SharePoint and Google Docs are web
applications that allow you to create, edit, and save documents, as well as
collaborate with other users, directly through web pages opened in Internet
Explorer or Firefox.

Since each web application can offer its own unique functionality, the JAWS
scripts for the web browser are too general to be of use for specific pages.
JAWS 17 extends the scripting functionality to enable you to create scripts
that only load when a particular web site is being accessed, so you can
customize a web page or application to your specific needs. For instance, if
you created scripts for www.microsoft.com, these scripts would be loaded for
any

page
opened on the Microsoft web site. Domain specific scripts are loaded on top
of the browser scripts so that JAWS can fall back to the general scripts in
situations where a domain specific script behavior is not available. This
gives scripters much more control when scripting a web-based application for
a client at a job site as they can create specific functionality for the
application without affecting how JAWS performs on other web pages.

To aid in creating domain specific scripts, three new script functions have
been added.

list of 3 items
. GetDocumentXML: This function obtains well-formed XML from the Dom Server
for parsing using the MSXML com object.
. PerformActionOnElementWithTagAndAttribute: This function finds an element
in the DOM by tag and attribute/value pair and performs an action on it such
as setFocus, makeVisible, doDefaultAction, leftClick, or rightClick.
. PerformActionOnElementWithID: This function finds an element in the DOM by

unique ID and performs an action on it such as setFocus, makeVisible,
doDefaultAction, leftClick or rightClick.
list end

Using these functions, you could write scripts to do things like find and
speak a particular heading, add the numbers in the last row of a table and
speak the total, and much more, all without moving the Virtual Cursor.

To demonstrate domain-specific scripting, we have included sample SharePoint

scripts that allow you to access web-based toolbars on a SharePoint domain
using the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke. To enable these sample scripts, do the
following:

list of 2 items
1. Create a confignames.ini file in your JAWS user settings folder located
at C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\Freedom
Scientific\JAWS\17.0\Settings\enu.
2. Add the following lines.
[Domains]
fsservices-my.sharepoint.com=SharePointWeb
list end

If the scripts are not working, meaning that toolbars cannot be activated
with the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke, check the address of the current domain.
If
necessary, add another line to your confignames.ini to enable that domain to

be recognized so that the sharePoint sample scripts load.

Liblouis Braille Translator now included for English

JAWS 17 has switched to the popular and widely accepted open-source Liblouis

braille translator. This new translation now offers both contracted and
uncontracted Unified English Braille (UEB) and the more traditional
Contracted English Braille (CEB) when reading and writing. Starting in 2016,
UEB will become the standard in the United States. Switching now to Liblouis
will ensure JAWS offers the latest standards for UEB translation.

New in JAWS Touch Screen Support

Since JAWS 15, users have had the ability to interact with the touch screens

found on various devices like the Dell Venue series of Windows tablets.
Using
one and multi-finger gestures such as taps, flicks, and swipes, users
navigate to and activate controls, read text, and perform other common JAWS
functions.
In JAWS 17, we have continued to enhance touch screen support by providing
access to the Windows touch keyboard as well as adding the ability to edit
and select text in documents, messages, or web pages right from the touch
screen.

Support for the Windows Touch Keyboard

JAWS 17 offers full support for the Windows touch keyboard, enabling you to

write documents, email messages, and fill out forms on the Internet right
on your device's touch screen if you do not have access to a

physical keyboard. While a regular keyboard is still recommended for writing
lengthy documents or performing complex editing tasks, using

the Touch keyboard is convenient for writing a quick note, composing or
replying to an email, or filling out a form on a web site.

To activate the Touch Keyboard, double tap the Start Touch Keyboard button
on the Desktop, or perform the new JAWS gesture, four-finger swipe down then
up. JAWS announces "opened Touch Keyboard" and plays an ascending sound.
Once enabled, the keyboard is positioned in the bottom part
of
the screen and each key is represented by a button. Use flick gestures to
move to each key, or drag your finger around the screen to
explore
and locate keys. While exploring, JAWS plays a unique set of sounds to alert

you when you enter or leave the area of the screen
containing
the touch keyboard. Once you become familiar with the touch keyboard layout,

you can tap at the location of each key. To close the touch keyboard,
perform another four-finger swipe down then up. JAWS announces "closed touch
keyboard" and plays a descending sound.

JAWS offers two different modes for typing characters:

list of 2 items
. Standard Typing: A key is typed when a double tap or split tap is
performed on the screen after exploring to any of the keyboard buttons. If
alternative
characters are available for the current keyboard
button, a triple tap will open a panel of alternative keys related to the
selected
key. Performing a triple tap on any keyboard button in
the alternative characters panel will close the panel. Standard Typing is
the default mode.
. Touch Typing: A key is typed when the finger is lifted from any of the
keyboard buttons, or a split tap is performed on the selected keyboard
button.
If alternative characters are available for the current
keyboard button, a split double tap will open a panel of alternative keys
related
to the selected key. Performing a split double tap on
any keyboard button in the alternative characters panel will close the
panel.

list end

Use the new Touch Keyboard settings group located in the main Keyboard group

in Settings center to change the typing mode as well as choose whether JAWS
announces characters, words, both characters and words, or is silent as you
type using the touch keyboard. You can also change how you are notified when
the touch keyboard or the panel of alternate characters opens and closes.

Note: Changing the feedback for the touch keyboard is separate from the
feedback for the physical keyboard. This means you can have JAWS say nothing

when
using a regular keyboard, but continue to announce both characters and words

when using the touch keyboard.

Text Selection and Other Improvements in Text Reading Mode

Text reading is one of the three gesture modes that can be activated by
rotating two fingers on the screen. JAWS 17 will now also automatically
switch to Text Reading if you double tap on an element that supports cursor
navigation such as an article in the News app, or the text
area of
an editing application like Microsoft Word. When Text Reading is activated
using a double tap on a text element, for instance, the second paragraph of
a document, JAWS attempts to position the cursor at the location of the
double tap.

When Text Reading is active, flicking left or right moves by character,
flicking left or right with two fingers moves by word, flicking up or down
moves by line, flicking up or down with two fingers moves by paragraph,
flicking left or right with three fingers moves to the beginning or end of a
line, and flicking up or down with three fingers moves to the top or bottom
of the text area. In addition, you can now flick up or down with four
fingers to move by page, similar to using PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN. These
gestures also move the cursor, enabling you to navigate to the location in a
document where you want to insert text or begin selecting text. For example,
you could flick up

with two fingers to move to the prior paragraph, flick left or right to
position the focus on a blank line, and then begin typing to insert text at
that location.

Performing a triple tap on the screen with one finger will now toggle text
selection on or off. When enabled, using any of the above text reading
gestures will select the specific unit as well as move to it. For example,
to move to

and select the next line, perform a triple tap and then flick down. Text
will continue to be selected as you navigate until you perform a triple tap
again

to turn it off. To read currently selected text, you can now perform a
two-finger triple tap.

Other Touch Screen Improvements

Dragging a finger around the screen to explore and hear each element now
works in Text Reading mode in addition to Touch Navigation mode. If Text
Reading is currently active and you explore to an item that does not support
this mode, JAWS will automatically switch back to Touch Navigation. As you
explore, you can now have JAWS announce the character or word at the current
location

by performing a split tap or split double tap.

If you encounter an element that does not support standard cursor
navigation, such as a button, or an item in a list, performing a
three-finger swipe down then up now opens a Virtual Viewer window containing
the name of the element. You can then use the navigation gestures described
above to review this information.
This is useful if you want to review a control in greater detail that you
did not quite understand when it was announced by JAWS during exploration or
when tapping it. When this mode is active, you will not be able to navigate
to other items on the screen. If you explore outside of the Virtual Viewer,
JAWS plays a sound to indicate you are no longer in the window. Performing
the three-finger swipe down then up gesture again will close the Virtual
Viewer.

Tablet Orientation Notification

JAWS now indicates in both speech and braille when the screen orientation
changes between portrait and landscape. When changing to landscape, JAWS
says "landscape, with home button to the left" or "landscape, with home
button to

the right", depending on the position of the tablet. When changing to
portrait, JAWS says "portrait" or "portrait flipped."

Explore Scripts

A new Explore Scripts shortcut has been added to the Utilities folder in
Windows 8 and later and the Explore JAWS submenu located under the JAWS
program group in Windows 7 and earlier. Selecting this shortcut opens the
folder where the shared script files are stored.

Script Compatibility Mode

By default, scripts compiled using the Script Manager or the scompile.exe
command line tool in JAWS 17 will not work with prior versions of JAWS. This
is due to changes in JAWS 17 to improve the localization process. In order
to compile scripts that will work in JAWS 17 as well as prior versions,
select the new Compatibility Mode option from the File Menu in Script
Manager, or use the -c command line option if using scompile.exe.

Note: If you compile scripts with the compatibility option, and your scripts

use messages defined in JSM files that ship with JAWS 17, those messages
will always be in English regardless of the language of the JAWS version
that is running.

Sports Scores Lookup Sources Temporarily Removed from Research It

Until we can get cooperation from ESPN to allow access to their sports
results using the Research It feature, the MLB, NFL, NBA, and NCAA Scores
lookup sources have been removed. We hope to add them back in the future
once a solution is reached.

Merge Utility No Longer Available

Major changes have been made to improve the JAWS localization process. This
included reorganizing many of the JAWS settings files. Due to these changes,
the Merge utility is no longer installed with JAWS 17 as settings from prior

versions cannot be merged. We are planning a solution for the future which
will replace this utility and provide an even greater benefit for our
customers.

Take care.
Mike
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reading page numbers in a txt file

John J. Fioravanti, Jr.
 

Hi: Is there a way to read page numbers in a text file with jaws?


reading page numbers in pdf files with jaws

John J. Fioravanti, Jr.
 

Hi: Is there a way to read page numbers in a pdf file using jaws and windows
7 64 bit?

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Lisle, Ted
(CHFS DMS) via Jfw
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 8:37 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Subject: RE: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

The disk contains both versions, and the install routine will analyze and
determine which is needed.

Ted

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From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of O.Addison
Gethers via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 8:15 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Cc: O.Addison Gethers
Subject: RE: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

Hello Mike,
I spoke with someone today at Freedom Scientific salesman about jaws 17 he
told me that I will be getting jaws 17 sometime next week ,when I do get
jaws 17 cds Can I still installed jaws 17 cds in laptop even though laptop
is 64 bits and desktop is 32 bits when I receive jaws 17 ? Can you
explained to me what is the difference between 32 bits for desktop for jaws
and 64 bits for laptop with jaws ?
Addison


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Subject: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

Hi All,

Below are the direct download links for Jaws 17 for both 32 & 64 bit
systems. Also, what's new is below the download links.

32 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1010enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1010enu-x64.exe

What's new:

JAWS 17 Features
Smart Navigation, More Efficient Interaction with Complex Web Pages and
Applications

Today and in the future, users will be faced with an increased need to work
with complex web forms, tables, and even applications that run inside of a
web browser. This will impact your day to day interactions with services
on-line such as banking and shopping, in addition to many web apps found in
both companies and government agencies. For instance, Internet Explorer can
be used to log onto a Microsoft SharePoint server to collaborate with other
co-workers and create and store documents. The new Smart NavigationT feature
is designed to make it more efficient when navigating web-based applications
with the Virtual Cursor as the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT and
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW commands move by control instead of character and word.
This makes navigation such as moving across toolbars, tab strips, and
navigation links more like navigating around a desktop application. Pressing
the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands twice quickly changes to
the traditional navigation by character, word, line, sentence, and paragraph
so you can review the text of the control. Smart Navigation resumes when you
move to a different control by pressing UP or DOWN ARROW or TAB.
Alternatively, you can use the INSERT+X command to quickly toggle between
Smart Navigation and the more traditional character and word navigation
depending on the type of web site you are navigating.


For example, if you use the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW keys to move across a tab
strip, you might hear JAWS announce something like; "Home tab selected,"
"Insert
tab," and "Page Layout tab." If you wanted to review the items on the tab
strip character by character, press the Say Character (NUM PAD 5), Say Word
(INSERT+NUM PAD 5), or Say Line (INSERT+UP ARROW) commands twice quickly.
You can now navigate by character or word until you press DOWN ARROW to move
away from the tab strip to another control.

Smart Navigation is off by default. To turn it on, there are a few ways.

The quickest way to enable Smart Navigation is through the Startup Wizard
which automatically launches after JAWS is installed. When the wizard
starts, select the Next button until you reach the Common Options page. You
will be focused on a group of radio buttons where you can use the ARROW keys
to choose the Smart Navigation option you want to use (Controls and Tables
or Controls). Pressing TAB moves you to another group of radio buttons that
allow you to select how Forms Mode activates. For the best experience with
Smart Navigation, it is recommended that users set Forms Mode to Semi-Auto
or Manual.
This prevents JAWS from unexpectedly turning on Forms Mode while navigating
with the ARROW keys. Once you have changed the options you want, continue
selecting Next until you reach the Braille Settings page and then select
Finish to save your changes. Smart Navigation will now be enabled for any
environments that use the Virtual Cursor.

Alternatively, Smart Navigation can be configured through Settings Center or
Quick Settings. For instance, you may want to use Smart Navigation in
Firefox, but not in Internet Explorer.

You can also temporarily toggle Smart Navigation on or off using the
INSERT+X command. For instance, if you have configured Smart Navigation
INSERT+to
be enabled
by default and you encounter a web page where you would prefer not to use
it, you can press INSERT+X to turn it off and use the more traditional
navigation.
JAWS will switch back to Smart Navigation when focus moves away from the
browser or you navigate to a different web site. This command is also useful
if you do not want to use the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands
twice quickly to switch to standard navigation. It offers the additional
benefit of not automatically switching back to Smart Navigation when you
move to a different control with the UP or DOWN ARROW keys. You can just
press
INSERT+X
again to toggle back to Smart Navigation when you are ready.

Note: When using this command to toggle Smart Navigation under certain
circumstances such as inside a table, focus will not always remain at the
location of the toggle. This is because the virtual document is reformatted
as JAWS goes in and out of Screen Layout.

Anytime you are using Smart Navigation, JAWS will work in Screen Layout.
This presents pages in the virtual buffer similar to how they appear
visually on the screen. Toolbar buttons or other lists of controls that are
visually laid out horizontally on the screen are displayed on one line in
the virtual document, allowing a single press of the DOWN ARROW to skip the
entire toolbar instead of having to move from button to button to get past
it.

For a great example, please try JAWS 17 on a web form such as the WebTrack
sample form on the Surf's Up pages. On this page, you will be able to see
the power of navigating more efficiently with the DOWN ARROW then in
previous versions.


Smart Navigation offers two modes, Controls and Tables, or Controls.
Controls and Tables offers the most complete experience with Smart
Navigation and is the mode that is enabled when using the INSERT+X toggle.

When set to Controls and Tables and you are currently not in a table, most
web-based controls, including, but not limited to, buttons, links, edit
fields, list boxes, tree views, and headings, are treated as single units
when navigating by character or word. Performing a Say Character, Say Word,
and Say Line command twice quickly while focused on a control will switch to
character and word Navigation so you can use the traditional navigation by
character, word, line, sentence, and paragraph to review a control, such as
the text of a button or link, in greater detail. Smart Navigation by
controls automatically resumes when you move to another control using TAB or
UP or DOWN ARROW.

If focused inside of a table, the RIGHT and LEFT ARROW keys move between
columns while the UP and DOWN ARROW keys move between rows. If you press
RIGHT ARROW to move from the last column in the current row to the first
column of

the next row, an ascending sound is heard. If you press LEFT ARROW to move
from the first column in the current row to the last column in the prior
row, a descending sound is heard. JAWS also announces the number of the row
that was moved to.

When focused in a cell and it contains any controls, such as a heading, or
an edit field, pressing the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands
twice quickly will switch to control navigation, and performing these
commands again twice quickly will switch to character and word navigation.
If the cell does not contain controls, you can only switch to character and
word navigation. Moving focus away from the current table cell using LEFT or
RIGHT ARROW will switch back to the prior navigation level, for example,
pressing RIGHT ARROW while in character and word navigation will return to
Smart Navigation in tables as soon as you move to a different cell. When you
are in control navigation, or character and word navigation, pressing UP or
DOWN ARROW will move to and read the entire row. Pressing UP or DOWN ARROW
from the beginning or end of the table will also resume Smart Navigation by
Controls and Tables.

For an example of using Smart Navigation in tables, visit the Tables with
JAWS and MAGic page on the Surf's Up pages.

When set to Controls and focus is not in a table, navigation is the same as
the Controls and Tables option. The only difference is that if you encounter
a table, you will need to use the standard table reading commands
(CTRL+ALT+ARROW keys) or the Table layer (INSERT+SPACEBAR, t) to navigate
the table.


When Smart navigation is active, press ALT+DELETE or INSERT+TAB to have JAWS

announce the current Smart Navigation level.

New Sound Indication for Links

As you navigate by line with Smart Navigation active, JAWS plays a sound if
the current line contains one or more links which would generally be
displayed on separate lines when you are not in Smart Navigation. This sound
helps you

identify that a link exists and gives you a chance to pause to hear about it
or use TAB or the ARROW keys to move to it. To keep this sound from being

too intrusive, it is not heard if a line contains a link that is preceeded
by less than five characters. For instance, a bulleted or numbered list that

contains a link directly after the number or bullet.

Use Settings Center to Configure Settings for a Specific Web Site

In JAWS 17, you can now apply settings changes to a specific web site domain

using Settings Center. For instance, if you use Smart Navigation and you
have a particular web site where you would prefer not to have this feature
active, you can open Settings Center from the current site and turn it off.
Smart
Navigation will continue working on all other web sites.

To configure web site specific settings, do the following:

list of 6 items
1. Open the web site where you want settings changes to apply.
2. Press INSERT+F2, select Settings Center, and press ENTER.
3. Press CTRL+SHIFT+W to open the settings file associated with the
currently active web site. Alternatively, press SHIFT+TAB to move to the
application list, press CTRL+HOME to move to the top of the list, and then
press DOWN ARROW one time to move to the settings file for the current site.
For example, if you open Settings Center from the Freedom Scientific web
site, you should

see something like www.freedomscientific.com (Domain).
4. From the Search edit box, type all or part of the setting you want to
change. For example, "smart" for Smart Navigation, "Forms" for Forms Mode
options, etc.
5. Press DOWN ARROW to move to the filtered results of the Settings Center
tree view and make your preferred settings changes.
6. Press TAB to move to the OK button and activate it with the SPACEBAR. The

changes are made and saved. Settings Center closes.
list end

Now, whatever you have set for the current web site should only be applied
when any pages on this site are open and have focus. For example, if you set
Smart Navigation to Controls and Tables for the Freedom Scientific web site,

it should be off for all other web sites which is the default, unless you
are on Freedomscientific.com.

New Options Added to Startup Wizard

The Startup Wizard contains a series of pages that allow users to quickly
configure some of the more commonly used JAWS options including speech
settings, startup options, keyboard settings, verbosity options, and braille
settings.

The Startup Wizard automatically launches after a full install of JAWS, but
can be accessed any time through the JAWS Help menu. In JAWS 17, we have
added a few more options we expect users will want convenient access to.

list of 2 items
. The page which follows the Run JAWS Settings page is now called Common
Options. It contains new controls to configure Smart Navigation and Forms
Mode.
. A new Braille Translation Settings page has been added directly after the
Verbosity Settings page and before the Braille Settings page. It contains
the following new options:

list of 3 items nesting level 1
. Language: Use this combo box to specify the Braille language. For example,

English, Spanish, French, German, and so on.
. Output: Use this combo box to configure the output mode for reading
Braille on your display. The first option is always Computer Braille. The
other available options depend on the currently selected language. For
example, when the language is set to English United States, the available
output modes are U.S.
English Grade 1, U.S. English Grade 2, Unified English Braille Grade 1, and
Unified English Braille Grade 2. If you set the language to French, the
available modes are French Grade 1 and French Grade 2.
. Input Use this combo box to specify the input mode used when typing
Braille from the Perkins-style keyboard on your display. The first option is

always
Computer Braille. The other available option depends on the currently
selected output mode. For instance, if you have chosen to display Unified
English Braille Grade 2, then you can choose to type in either Computer
Braille or Unified English Braille Grade 2. This setting is not available if
the selected output mode is Computer Braille, or the selected output mode
does not support input.
list end nesting level 1
list end

Create domain specific scripts for Web Pages and Web Applications

JAWS has always provided the ability to script desktop applications,
enabling many non-standard applications to be made accessible to JAWS users.

In recent
years, however, more and more applications are being developed to run inside

web browsers. For example, Microsoft SharePoint and Google Docs are web
applications that allow you to create, edit, and save documents, as well as
collaborate with other users, directly through web pages opened in Internet
Explorer or Firefox.

Since each web application can offer its own unique functionality, the JAWS
scripts for the web browser are too general to be of use for specific pages.
JAWS 17 extends the scripting functionality to enable you to create scripts
that only load when a particular web site is being accessed, so you can
customize a web page or application to your specific needs. For instance, if
you created scripts for www.microsoft.com, these scripts would be loaded for
any

page
opened on the Microsoft web site. Domain specific scripts are loaded on top
of the browser scripts so that JAWS can fall back to the general scripts in
situations where a domain specific script behavior is not available. This
gives scripters much more control when scripting a web-based application for
a client at a job site as they can create specific functionality for the
application without affecting how JAWS performs on other web pages.

To aid in creating domain specific scripts, three new script functions have
been added.

list of 3 items
. GetDocumentXML: This function obtains well-formed XML from the Dom Server
for parsing using the MSXML com object.
. PerformActionOnElementWithTagAndAttribute: This function finds an element
in the DOM by tag and attribute/value pair and performs an action on it such
as setFocus, makeVisible, doDefaultAction, leftClick, or rightClick.
. PerformActionOnElementWithID: This function finds an element in the DOM by

unique ID and performs an action on it such as setFocus, makeVisible,
doDefaultAction, leftClick or rightClick.
list end

Using these functions, you could write scripts to do things like find and
speak a particular heading, add the numbers in the last row of a table and
speak the total, and much more, all without moving the Virtual Cursor.

To demonstrate domain-specific scripting, we have included sample SharePoint

scripts that allow you to access web-based toolbars on a SharePoint domain
using the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke. To enable these sample scripts, do the
following:

list of 2 items
1. Create a confignames.ini file in your JAWS user settings folder located
at C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\Freedom
Scientific\JAWS\17.0\Settings\enu.
2. Add the following lines.
[Domains]
fsservices-my.sharepoint.com=SharePointWeb
list end

If the scripts are not working, meaning that toolbars cannot be activated
with the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke, check the address of the current domain.
If
necessary, add another line to your confignames.ini to enable that domain to

be recognized so that the sharePoint sample scripts load.

Liblouis Braille Translator now included for English

JAWS 17 has switched to the popular and widely accepted open-source Liblouis

braille translator. This new translation now offers both contracted and
uncontracted Unified English Braille (UEB) and the more traditional
Contracted English Braille (CEB) when reading and writing. Starting in 2016,
UEB will become the standard in the United States. Switching now to Liblouis
will ensure JAWS offers the latest standards for UEB translation.

New in JAWS Touch Screen Support

Since JAWS 15, users have had the ability to interact with the touch screens

found on various devices like the Dell Venue series of Windows tablets.
Using
one and multi-finger gestures such as taps, flicks, and swipes, users
navigate to and activate controls, read text, and perform other common JAWS
functions.
In JAWS 17, we have continued to enhance touch screen support by providing
access to the Windows touch keyboard as well as adding the ability to edit
and select text in documents, messages, or web pages right from the touch
screen.

Support for the Windows Touch Keyboard

JAWS 17 offers full support for the Windows touch keyboard, enabling you to

write documents, email messages, and fill out forms on the Internet right
on your device's touch screen if you do not have access to a

physical keyboard. While a regular keyboard is still recommended for writing
lengthy documents or performing complex editing tasks, using

the Touch keyboard is convenient for writing a quick note, composing or
replying to an email, or filling out a form on a web site.

To activate the Touch Keyboard, double tap the Start Touch Keyboard button
on the Desktop, or perform the new JAWS gesture, four-finger swipe down then
up. JAWS announces "opened Touch Keyboard" and plays an ascending sound.
Once enabled, the keyboard is positioned in the bottom part
of
the screen and each key is represented by a button. Use flick gestures to
move to each key, or drag your finger around the screen to
explore
and locate keys. While exploring, JAWS plays a unique set of sounds to alert

you when you enter or leave the area of the screen
containing
the touch keyboard. Once you become familiar with the touch keyboard layout,

you can tap at the location of each key. To close the touch keyboard,
perform another four-finger swipe down then up. JAWS announces "closed touch
keyboard" and plays a descending sound.

JAWS offers two different modes for typing characters:

list of 2 items
. Standard Typing: A key is typed when a double tap or split tap is
performed on the screen after exploring to any of the keyboard buttons. If
alternative
characters are available for the current keyboard
button, a triple tap will open a panel of alternative keys related to the
selected
key. Performing a triple tap on any keyboard button in
the alternative characters panel will close the panel. Standard Typing is
the default mode.
. Touch Typing: A key is typed when the finger is lifted from any of the
keyboard buttons, or a split tap is performed on the selected keyboard
button.
If alternative characters are available for the current
keyboard button, a split double tap will open a panel of alternative keys
related
to the selected key. Performing a split double tap on
any keyboard button in the alternative characters panel will close the
panel.

list end

Use the new Touch Keyboard settings group located in the main Keyboard group

in Settings center to change the typing mode as well as choose whether JAWS
announces characters, words, both characters and words, or is silent as you
type using the touch keyboard. You can also change how you are notified when
the touch keyboard or the panel of alternate characters opens and closes.

Note: Changing the feedback for the touch keyboard is separate from the
feedback for the physical keyboard. This means you can have JAWS say nothing

when
using a regular keyboard, but continue to announce both characters and words

when using the touch keyboard.

Text Selection and Other Improvements in Text Reading Mode

Text reading is one of the three gesture modes that can be activated by
rotating two fingers on the screen. JAWS 17 will now also automatically
switch to Text Reading if you double tap on an element that supports cursor
navigation such as an article in the News app, or the text
area of
an editing application like Microsoft Word. When Text Reading is activated
using a double tap on a text element, for instance, the second paragraph of
a document, JAWS attempts to position the cursor at the location of the
double tap.

When Text Reading is active, flicking left or right moves by character,
flicking left or right with two fingers moves by word, flicking up or down
moves by line, flicking up or down with two fingers moves by paragraph,
flicking left or right with three fingers moves to the beginning or end of a
line, and flicking up or down with three fingers moves to the top or bottom
of the text area. In addition, you can now flick up or down with four
fingers to move by page, similar to using PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN. These
gestures also move the cursor, enabling you to navigate to the location in a
document where you want to insert text or begin selecting text. For example,
you could flick up

with two fingers to move to the prior paragraph, flick left or right to
position the focus on a blank line, and then begin typing to insert text at
that location.

Performing a triple tap on the screen with one finger will now toggle text
selection on or off. When enabled, using any of the above text reading
gestures will select the specific unit as well as move to it. For example,
to move to

and select the next line, perform a triple tap and then flick down. Text
will continue to be selected as you navigate until you perform a triple tap
again

to turn it off. To read currently selected text, you can now perform a
two-finger triple tap.

Other Touch Screen Improvements

Dragging a finger around the screen to explore and hear each element now
works in Text Reading mode in addition to Touch Navigation mode. If Text
Reading is currently active and you explore to an item that does not support
this mode, JAWS will automatically switch back to Touch Navigation. As you
explore, you can now have JAWS announce the character or word at the current
location

by performing a split tap or split double tap.

If you encounter an element that does not support standard cursor
navigation, such as a button, or an item in a list, performing a
three-finger swipe down then up now opens a Virtual Viewer window containing
the name of the element. You can then use the navigation gestures described
above to review this information.
This is useful if you want to review a control in greater detail that you
did not quite understand when it was announced by JAWS during exploration or
when tapping it. When this mode is active, you will not be able to navigate
to other items on the screen. If you explore outside of the Virtual Viewer,
JAWS plays a sound to indicate you are no longer in the window. Performing
the three-finger swipe down then up gesture again will close the Virtual
Viewer.

Tablet Orientation Notification

JAWS now indicates in both speech and braille when the screen orientation
changes between portrait and landscape. When changing to landscape, JAWS
says "landscape, with home button to the left" or "landscape, with home
button to

the right", depending on the position of the tablet. When changing to
portrait, JAWS says "portrait" or "portrait flipped."

Explore Scripts

A new Explore Scripts shortcut has been added to the Utilities folder in
Windows 8 and later and the Explore JAWS submenu located under the JAWS
program group in Windows 7 and earlier. Selecting this shortcut opens the
folder where the shared script files are stored.

Script Compatibility Mode

By default, scripts compiled using the Script Manager or the scompile.exe
command line tool in JAWS 17 will not work with prior versions of JAWS. This
is due to changes in JAWS 17 to improve the localization process. In order
to compile scripts that will work in JAWS 17 as well as prior versions,
select the new Compatibility Mode option from the File Menu in Script
Manager, or use the -c command line option if using scompile.exe.

Note: If you compile scripts with the compatibility option, and your scripts

use messages defined in JSM files that ship with JAWS 17, those messages
will always be in English regardless of the language of the JAWS version
that is running.

Sports Scores Lookup Sources Temporarily Removed from Research It

Until we can get cooperation from ESPN to allow access to their sports
results using the Research It feature, the MLB, NFL, NBA, and NCAA Scores
lookup sources have been removed. We hope to add them back in the future
once a solution is reached.

Merge Utility No Longer Available

Major changes have been made to improve the JAWS localization process. This
included reorganizing many of the JAWS settings files. Due to these changes,
the Merge utility is no longer installed with JAWS 17 as settings from prior

versions cannot be merged. We are planning a solution for the future which
will replace this utility and provide an even greater benefit for our
customers.

Take care.
Mike
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Re: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

Thanks for that one; it makes the difference clear.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Mike B via
Jfw
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 9:08 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list. <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Cc: Mike B <mb69mach1@charter.net>
Subject: Re: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

Hi Addison,

The differences between 32 & 64 bit computers are explained below.

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001498.htm

What is the difference between a 32-bit and 64-bit CPU?

Computer CPU
The two main categories of processors are 32-bit and 64-bit. The type of
processor a computer has not only affects its overall performance, but it
can also dictate what type of software it uses.

32-bit processor

The 32-bit processor was the primary processor used in all computers
until the early 1990s.
Intel
Pentium
processors and early
AMD
processors were 32-bit processors. The operating system and software on
a computer with a 32-bit processor is also 32-bit based, in that they
work with data units that are 32 bits wide. Windows 95, 98, and XP are
all 32-bit operating systems that were common on computers with 32-bit
processors.

Note: A computer with a 32-bit processor cannot have a 64-bit version of
an operating system installed. It can only have a 32-bit version of an
operating system installed.

64-bit processor

The 64-bit computer has been around since
1961
when IBM created the IBM 7030 Stretch supercomputer. However, it was not
put into use in home computers until the early 2000s.
Microsoft released a 64-bit version of Windows XP to be used on computers
with a 64-bit processor. Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 also
come in 64-bit versions. Other software has been developed that is
designed to run on a 64-bit computer, which are 64-bit based as well, in
that they work with data units that are 64 bits wide.

Note: A computer with a 64-bit processor can have a 64-bit or 32-bit
version of an operating system installed. However, with a 32-bit
operating system, the 64-bit processor would not run at its full
capability.

Note: On a computer with a 64-bit processor, you cannot run a 16-bit
legacy program. Many 32-bit programs will work with a 64-bit processor
and operating system, but some older 32-bit programs may not function
properly, or at all, due to limited or no compatibility.

Differences between a 32-bit and 64-bit CPU

A big difference between 32-bit processors and 64-bit processors is
the
number of calculations per second they can perform, which affects the
speed
at which they can complete tasks. 64-bit processors can come in dual
core, quad core, six core, and eight core versions for home computing.
Multiple
cores allow for an increased number of calculations per second that
can
be performed, which can increase the processing power and help make a
computer
run faster. Software programs that require many calculations to
function
smoothly can operate faster and more efficiently on the multi-core
64-bit
processors, for the most part.

Another big difference between 32-bit processors and 64-bit processors is
the maximum amount of memory
(RAM)
that is supported. 32-bit computers support a maximum of 3-4GB of memory,
whereas a 64-bit computer can support memory amounts over 4 GB. This
feature is important for software programs used in graphic design,
engineering, and video editing as these programs have to perform many
calculations to render their images.

One thing to note is that 3D graphic programs and games do not benefit
much, if at all, from switching to a 64-bit computer, unless the program
is a 64-bit program. A 32-bit processor is adequate for any program
written for a 32-bit processor. In the case of computer games, you'll get
a lot more performance by upgrading the video card instead of getting a
64-bit processor.

In the end, 64-bit processors are becoming more and more commonplace in
home computers. Most manufacturers build computers with 64-bit processors
due to cheaper prices and because more users are now using 64-bit
operating systems and programs. Computer parts retailers are offering
fewer and fewer 32-bit processors and soon may not offer any at all.
article end

Take care.
Mike
This email was sent from my, iBarstool. Go Dodgers, next year anyways!

----- Original Message -----
From: O.Addison Gethers via Jfw
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Cc: O.Addison Gethers
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 5:14 PM
Subject: RE: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New


Hello Mike,
I spoke with someone today at Freedom Scientific salesman about jaws 17
he
told me that I will be getting jaws 17 sometime next week ,when I do get
jaws 17 cds Can I still installed jaws 17 cds in laptop even though
laptop
is 64 bits and desktop is 32 bits when I receive jaws 17 ? Can you
explained to me what is the difference between 32 bits for desktop for
jaws
and 64 bits for laptop with jaws ?
Addison


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Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 6:42 PM
To: JFW List
Cc: Mike B
Subject: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

Hi All,

Below are the direct download links for Jaws 17 for both 32 & 64 bit
systems. Also, what's new is below the download links.

32 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1010enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1010enu-x64.exe

What's new:

JAWS 17 Features
Smart Navigation, More Efficient Interaction with Complex Web Pages and
Applications

Today and in the future, users will be faced with an increased need to
work
with complex web forms, tables, and even applications that run inside of
a
web browser. This will impact your day to day interactions with services
on-line such as banking and shopping, in addition to many web apps found
in
both companies and government agencies. For instance, Internet Explorer
can
be used to log onto a Microsoft SharePoint server to collaborate with
other
co-workers and create and store documents. The new Smart NavigationT
feature
is designed to make it more efficient when navigating web-based
applications
with the Virtual Cursor as the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT and
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW commands move by control instead of character and word.
This makes navigation such as moving across toolbars, tab strips, and
navigation links more like navigating around a desktop application.
Pressing
the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands twice quickly changes
to
the traditional navigation by character, word, line, sentence, and
paragraph
so you can review the text of the control. Smart Navigation resumes when
you
move to a different control by pressing UP or DOWN ARROW or TAB.
Alternatively, you can use the INSERT+X command to quickly toggle between
Smart Navigation and the more traditional character and word navigation
depending on the type of web site you are navigating.


For example, if you use the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW keys to move across a
tab
strip, you might hear JAWS announce something like; "Home tab selected,"
"Insert
tab," and "Page Layout tab." If you wanted to review the items on the tab
strip character by character, press the Say Character (NUM PAD 5), Say
Word
(INSERT+NUM PAD 5), or Say Line (INSERT+UP ARROW) commands twice quickly.
You can now navigate by character or word until you press DOWN ARROW to
move
away from the tab strip to another control.

Smart Navigation is off by default. To turn it on, there are a few ways.

The quickest way to enable Smart Navigation is through the Startup Wizard
which automatically launches after JAWS is installed. When the wizard
starts, select the Next button until you reach the Common Options page.
You
will be focused on a group of radio buttons where you can use the ARROW
keys
to choose the Smart Navigation option you want to use (Controls and
Tables
or Controls). Pressing TAB moves you to another group of radio buttons
that
allow you to select how Forms Mode activates. For the best experience
with
Smart Navigation, it is recommended that users set Forms Mode to
Semi-Auto
or Manual.
This prevents JAWS from unexpectedly turning on Forms Mode while
navigating
with the ARROW keys. Once you have changed the options you want, continue
selecting Next until you reach the Braille Settings page and then select
Finish to save your changes. Smart Navigation will now be enabled for any
environments that use the Virtual Cursor.

Alternatively, Smart Navigation can be configured through Settings Center
or
Quick Settings. For instance, you may want to use Smart Navigation in
Firefox, but not in Internet Explorer.

You can also temporarily toggle Smart Navigation on or off using the
INSERT+X command. For instance, if you have configured Smart Navigation
INSERT+to
be enabled
by default and you encounter a web page where you would prefer not to use
it, you can press INSERT+X to turn it off and use the more traditional
navigation.
JAWS will switch back to Smart Navigation when focus moves away from the
browser or you navigate to a different web site. This command is also
useful
if you do not want to use the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line
commands
twice quickly to switch to standard navigation. It offers the additional
benefit of not automatically switching back to Smart Navigation when you
move to a different control with the UP or DOWN ARROW keys. You can just
press
INSERT+X
again to toggle back to Smart Navigation when you are ready.

Note: When using this command to toggle Smart Navigation under certain
circumstances such as inside a table, focus will not always remain at the
location of the toggle. This is because the virtual document is
reformatted
as JAWS goes in and out of Screen Layout.

Anytime you are using Smart Navigation, JAWS will work in Screen Layout.
This presents pages in the virtual buffer similar to how they appear
visually on the screen. Toolbar buttons or other lists of controls that
are
visually laid out horizontally on the screen are displayed on one line in
the virtual document, allowing a single press of the DOWN ARROW to skip
the
entire toolbar instead of having to move from button to button to get
past
it.

For a great example, please try JAWS 17 on a web form such as the
WebTrack
sample form on the Surf's Up pages. On this page, you will be able to
see
the power of navigating more efficiently with the DOWN ARROW then in
previous versions.


Smart Navigation offers two modes, Controls and Tables, or Controls.
Controls and Tables offers the most complete experience with Smart
Navigation and
is the mode that is enabled when using the INSERT+X toggle.

When set to Controls and Tables and you are currently not in a table,
most
web-based controls, including, but not limited to, buttons, links, edit
fields,
list boxes, tree views, and headings, are treated as single units when
navigating by character or word. Performing a Say Character, Say Word,
and
Say Line
command twice quickly while focused on a control will switch to character
and word Navigation so you can use the traditional navigation by
character,
word,
line, sentence, and paragraph to review a control, such as the text of a
button or link, in greater detail. Smart Navigation by controls
automatically
resumes when you move to another control using TAB or UP or DOWN ARROW.

If focused inside of a table, the RIGHT and LEFT ARROW keys move between
columns while the UP and DOWN ARROW keys move between rows. If you press
RIGHT
ARROW to move from the last column in the current row to the first column
of

the next row, an ascending sound is heard. If you press LEFT ARROW to
move
from the first column in the current row to the last column in the prior
row, a descending sound is heard. JAWS also announces the number of the
row
that
was moved to.

When focused in a cell and it contains any controls, such as a heading,
or
an edit field, pressing the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands
twice
quickly will switch to control navigation, and performing these commands
again twice quickly will switch to character and word navigation. If the
cell
does not contain controls, you can only switch to character and word
navigation. Moving focus away from the current table cell using LEFT or
RIGHT ARROW
will switch back to the prior navigation level, for example, pressing
RIGHT
ARROW while in character and word navigation will return to Smart
Navigation
in tables as soon as you move to a different cell. When you are in
control
navigation, or character and word navigation, pressing UP or DOWN ARROW
will
move to and read the entire row. Pressing UP or DOWN ARROW from the
beginning or end of the table will also resume Smart Navigation by
Controls
and Tables.

For an example of using Smart Navigation in tables, visit the
Tables with JAWS and MAGic
page on the Surf's Up pages.

When set to Controls and focus is not in a table, navigation is the same
as
the Controls and Tables option. The only difference is that if you
encounter
a table, you will need to use the standard table reading commands
(CTRL+ALT+ARROW keys) or the Table layer (INSERT+SPACEBAR, t) to navigate
the table.


When Smart navigation is active, press ALT+DELETE or INSERT+TAB to have
JAWS

announce the current Smart Navigation level.

New Sound Indication for Links

As you navigate by line with Smart Navigation active, JAWS plays a sound
if
the current line contains one or more links which would generally be
displayed
on separate lines when you are not in Smart Navigation. This sound helps
you

identify that a link exists and gives you a chance to pause to hear about
it or use TAB or the ARROW keys to move to it. To keep this sound from
being

too intrusive, it is not heard if a line contains a link that is
preceeded
by less than five characters. For instance, a bulleted or numbered list
that

contains a link directly after the number or bullet.

Use Settings Center to Configure Settings for a Specific Web Site

In JAWS 17, you can now apply settings changes to a specific web site
domain

using Settings Center. For instance, if you use Smart Navigation and you
have
a particular web site where you would prefer not to have this feature
active, you can open Settings Center from the current site and turn it
off.
Smart
Navigation will continue working on all other web sites.

To configure web site specific settings, do the following:

list of 6 items
1. Open the web site where you want settings changes to apply.
2. Press INSERT+F2, select Settings Center, and press ENTER.
3. Press CTRL+SHIFT+W to open the settings file associated with the
currently active web site. Alternatively, press SHIFT+TAB to move to the
application
list, press CTRL+HOME to move to the top of the list, and then press DOWN
ARROW one time to move to the settings file for the current site. For
example,
if you open Settings Center from the Freedom Scientific web site, you
should

see something like www.freedomscientific.com (Domain).
4. From the Search edit box, type all or part of the setting you want to
change. For example, "smart" for Smart Navigation, "Forms" for Forms Mode
options,
etc.
5. Press DOWN ARROW to move to the filtered results of the Settings
Center
tree view and make your preferred settings changes.
6. Press TAB to move to the OK button and activate it with the SPACEBAR.
The

changes are made and saved. Settings Center closes.
list end

Now, whatever you have set for the current web site should only be
applied
when any pages on this site are open and have focus. For example, if you
set
Smart Navigation to Controls and Tables for the Freedom Scientific web
site,

it should be off for all other web sites which is the default, unless you
are on Freedomscientific.com.

New Options Added to Startup Wizard

The Startup Wizard contains a series of pages that allow users to quickly
configure some of the more commonly used JAWS options including speech
settings,
startup options, keyboard settings, verbosity options, and braille
settings.

The Startup Wizard automatically launches after a full install of JAWS,
but
can be accessed any time through the JAWS Help menu. In JAWS 17, we have
added a few more options we expect users will want convenient access to.

list of 2 items
. The page which follows the Run JAWS Settings page is now called Common
Options. It contains new controls to configure Smart Navigation and Forms
Mode.
. A new Braille Translation Settings page has been added directly after
the
Verbosity Settings page and before the Braille Settings page. It contains
the
following new options:

list of 3 items nesting level 1
. Language: Use this combo box to specify the Braille language. For
example,

English, Spanish, French, German, and so on.
. Output: Use this combo box to configure the output mode for reading
Braille on your display. The first option is always Computer Braille. The
other available
options depend on the currently selected language. For example, when the
language is set to English United States, the available output modes are
U.S.
English Grade 1, U.S. English Grade 2, Unified English Braille Grade 1,
and
Unified English Braille Grade 2. If you set the language to French, the
available
modes are French Grade 1 and French Grade 2.
. Input Use this combo box to specify the input mode used when typing
Braille from the Perkins-style keyboard on your display. The first option
is

always
Computer Braille. The other available option depends on the currently
selected output mode. For instance, if you have chosen to display Unified
English
Braille Grade 2, then you can choose to type in either Computer Braille
or
Unified English Braille Grade 2. This setting is not available if the
selected
output mode is Computer Braille, or the selected output mode does not
support input.
list end nesting level 1
list end

Create domain specific scripts for Web Pages and Web Applications

JAWS has always provided the ability to script desktop applications,
enabling many non-standard applications to be made accessible to JAWS
users.

In recent
years, however, more and more applications are being developed to run
inside

web browsers. For example, Microsoft SharePoint and Google Docs are web
applications
that allow you to create, edit, and save documents, as well as
collaborate
with other users, directly through web pages opened in Internet Explorer
or
Firefox.

Since each web application can offer its own unique functionality, the
JAWS
scripts for the web browser are too general to be of use for specific
pages.
JAWS 17 extends the scripting functionality to enable you to create
scripts
that only load when a particular web site is being accessed, so you can
customize
a web page or application to your specific needs. For instance, if you
created scripts for www.microsoft.com, these scripts would be loaded for
any

page
opened on the Microsoft web site. Domain specific scripts are loaded on
top
of the browser scripts so that JAWS can fall back to the general scripts
in
situations where a domain specific script behavior is not available. This
gives scripters much more control when scripting a web-based application
for
a client at a job site as they can create specific functionality for the
application without affecting how JAWS performs on other web pages.

To aid in creating domain specific scripts, three new script functions
have
been added.

list of 3 items
. GetDocumentXML: This function obtains well-formed XML from the Dom
Server
for parsing using the MSXML com object.
. PerformActionOnElementWithTagAndAttribute: This function finds an
element
in the DOM by tag and attribute/value pair and performs an action on it
such
as setFocus, makeVisible, doDefaultAction, leftClick, or rightClick.
. PerformActionOnElementWithID: This function finds an element in the DOM
by

unique ID and performs an action on it such as setFocus, makeVisible,
doDefaultAction,
leftClick or rightClick.
list end

Using these functions, you could write scripts to do things like find and
speak a particular heading, add the numbers in the last row of a table
and
speak
the total, and much more, all without moving the Virtual Cursor.

To demonstrate domain-specific scripting, we have included sample
SharePoint

scripts that allow you to access web-based toolbars on a SharePoint
domain
using the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke. To enable these sample scripts, do
the
following:

list of 2 items
1. Create a confignames.ini file in your JAWS user settings folder
located
at C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\Freedom
Scientific\JAWS\17.0\Settings\enu.
2. Add the following lines.
[Domains]
fsservices-my.sharepoint.com=SharePointWeb
list end

If the scripts are not working, meaning that toolbars cannot be activated
with the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke, check the address of the current
domain.
If
necessary, add another line to your confignames.ini to enable that domain
to

be recognized so that the sharePoint sample scripts load.

Liblouis Braille Translator now included for English

JAWS 17 has switched to the popular and widely accepted open-source
Liblouis

braille translator. This new translation now offers both contracted and
uncontracted
Unified English Braille (UEB) and the more traditional Contracted English
Braille (CEB) when reading and writing. Starting in 2016, UEB will become
the
standard in the United States. Switching now to Liblouis will ensure JAWS
offers the latest standards for UEB translation.

New in JAWS Touch Screen Support

Since JAWS 15, users have had the ability to interact with the touch
screens

found on various devices like the Dell Venue series of Windows tablets.
Using
one and multi-finger gestures such as taps, flicks, and swipes, users
navigate to and activate controls, read text, and perform other common
JAWS
functions.
In JAWS 17, we have continued to enhance touch screen support by
providing
access to the Windows touch keyboard as well as adding the ability to
edit
and
select text in documents, messages, or web pages right from the touch
screen.

Support for the Windows Touch Keyboard

JAWS 17 offers full support for the Windows touch keyboard, enabling you
to

write documents, email messages, and fill out forms on the Internet right
on your device's touch screen if you do not have access
to a

physical keyboard. While a regular keyboard is still recommended for
writing
lengthy documents or performing complex editing tasks,
using

the Touch keyboard is convenient for writing a quick note, composing or
replying
to an email, or filling out a form on a web site.

To activate the Touch Keyboard, double tap the Start Touch Keyboard
button
on the Desktop, or perform the new JAWS gesture, four-finger swipe down
then
up. JAWS announces "opened Touch Keyboard" and plays an ascending sound.
Once enabled, the keyboard is positioned in the bottom
part
of
the screen and each key is represented by a button. Use flick gestures to
move to each key, or drag your finger around the screen
to
explore
and locate keys. While exploring, JAWS plays a unique set of sounds to
alert

you when you enter or leave the area of the screen
containing
the touch keyboard. Once you become familiar with the touch keyboard
layout,

you can tap at the location of each key. To close the touch keyboard,
perform
another four-finger swipe down then up. JAWS announces "closed touch
keyboard" and plays a descending sound.

JAWS offers two different modes for typing characters:

list of 2 items
. Standard Typing: A key is typed when a double tap or split tap is
performed on the screen after exploring to any of the keyboard buttons.
If
alternative
characters are available for the current keyboard
button, a triple tap will open a panel of alternative keys related to the
selected
key. Performing a triple tap on any keyboard button
in
the alternative characters panel will close the panel. Standard Typing is
the
default mode.
. Touch Typing: A key is typed when the finger is lifted from any of the
keyboard buttons, or a split tap is performed on the selected keyboard
button.
If alternative characters are available for the
current
keyboard button, a split double tap will open a panel of alternative keys
related
to the selected key. Performing a split double tap on
any keyboard button in the alternative characters panel will close the
panel.

list end

Use the new Touch Keyboard settings group located in the main Keyboard
group

in Settings center to change the typing mode as well as choose whether
JAWS
announces characters, words, both characters and words, or is silent as
you
type using the touch keyboard. You can also change how you are notified
when
the touch keyboard or the panel of alternate characters opens and closes.

Note: Changing the feedback for the touch keyboard is separate from the
feedback for the physical keyboard. This means you can have JAWS say
nothing

when
using a regular keyboard, but continue to announce both characters and
words

when using the touch keyboard.

Text Selection and Other Improvements in Text Reading Mode

Text reading is one of the three gesture modes that can be activated by
rotating two fingers on the screen. JAWS 17 will now also automatically
switch
to Text Reading if you double tap on an element that supports cursor
navigation such as an article in the News app, or the
text
area of
an editing application like Microsoft Word. When Text Reading is
activated
using a double tap on a text element, for instance, the second paragraph
of
a document, JAWS attempts to position the cursor at the location of the
double tap.

When Text Reading is active, flicking left or right moves by character,
flicking left or right with two fingers moves by word, flicking up or
down
moves
by line, flicking up or down with two fingers moves by paragraph,
flicking
left or right with three fingers moves to the beginning or end of a line,
and
flicking up or down with three fingers moves to the top or bottom of the
text area. In addition, you can now flick up or down with four fingers to
move
by page, similar to using PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN. These gestures also move
the cursor, enabling you to navigate to the location in a document where
you
want to insert text or begin selecting text. For example, you could flick
up

with two fingers to move to the prior paragraph, flick left or right to
position
the focus on a blank line, and then begin typing to insert text at that
location.

Performing a triple tap on the screen with one finger will now toggle
text
selection on or off. When enabled, using any of the above text reading
gestures
will select the specific unit as well as move to it. For example, to move
to

and select the next line, perform a triple tap and then flick down. Text
will
continue to be selected as you navigate until you perform a triple tap
again

to turn it off. To read currently selected text, you can now perform a
two-finger
triple tap.

Other Touch Screen Improvements

Dragging a finger around the screen to explore and hear each element now
works in Text Reading mode in addition to Touch Navigation mode. If Text
Reading
is currently active and you explore to an item that does not support this
mode, JAWS will automatically switch back to Touch Navigation. As you
explore,
you can now have JAWS announce the character or word at the current
location

by performing a split tap or split double tap.

If you encounter an element that does not support standard cursor
navigation, such as a button, or an item in a list, performing a
three-finger swipe down
then up now opens a Virtual Viewer window containing the name of the
element. You can then use the navigation gestures described above to
review
this information.
This is useful if you want to review a control in greater detail that you
did not quite understand when it was announced by JAWS during exploration
or
when tapping it. When this mode is active, you will not be able to
navigate
to other items on the screen. If you explore outside of the Virtual
Viewer,
JAWS plays a sound to indicate you are no longer in the window.
Performing
the three-finger swipe down then up gesture again will close the Virtual
Viewer.

Tablet Orientation Notification

JAWS now indicates in both speech and braille when the screen orientation
changes between portrait and landscape. When changing to landscape, JAWS
says
"landscape, with home button to the left" or "landscape, with home button
to

the right", depending on the position of the tablet. When changing to
portrait,
JAWS says "portrait" or "portrait flipped."

Explore Scripts

A new Explore Scripts shortcut has been added to the Utilities folder in
Windows 8 and later and the Explore JAWS submenu located under the JAWS
program
group in Windows 7 and earlier. Selecting this shortcut opens the folder
where the shared script files are stored.

Script Compatibility Mode

By default, scripts compiled using the Script Manager or the scompile.exe
command line tool in JAWS 17 will not work with prior versions of JAWS.
This
is due to changes in JAWS 17 to improve the localization process. In
order
to compile scripts that will work in JAWS 17 as well as prior versions,
select
the new Compatibility Mode option from the File Menu in Script Manager,
or
use the -c command line option if using scompile.exe.

Note: If you compile scripts with the compatibility option, and your
scripts

use messages defined in JSM files that ship with JAWS 17, those messages
will
always be in English regardless of the language of the JAWS version that
is
running.

Sports Scores Lookup Sources Temporarily Removed from Research It

Until we can get cooperation from ESPN to allow access to their sports
results using the Research It feature, the MLB, NFL, NBA, and NCAA Scores
lookup
sources have been removed. We hope to add them back in the future once a
solution is reached.

Merge Utility No Longer Available

Major changes have been made to improve the JAWS localization process.
This
included reorganizing many of the JAWS settings files. Due to these
changes,
the Merge utility is no longer installed with JAWS 17 as settings from
prior

versions cannot be merged. We are planning a solution for the future
which
will replace this utility and provide an even greater benefit for our
customers.

Take care.
Mike
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Re: SecureCRT

douglas richard dexheimer
 

blank message?

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Chief of Braille Productions
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Re: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

TThis morning the Context Menu in JAWS looked right.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

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From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Carolyn
Arnold via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 9:18 PM
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Subject: RE: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

What did Merge Utility do? I notice that the Context Menu of JAWS seems
different. I just looked at it, readjusted settings in JAWS Manager and
Verbosity.

There is a problem I have that I hoped 17 would solve, but it has not.
Sometimes, when I'm in an e-mail, want to read through or check
something, JAWS does not respond to character, word, space or line.
Usually, running Spell Check frees that up, but often I'm not through, so
have to run Spell Check again. Anyone else have that problem or any idea
what it is or if I can do something about it?

Bye for now,

Carolyn


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Subject: Re: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

just read the email about jaws 17 changes and features and if murge
utility won't be availlable does this mean you'd have to reinstall any
extra program scripts etc you had in jfw16?

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Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 5:41 PM
Subject: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New


Hi All,

Below are the direct download links for Jaws 17 for both 32 & 64 bit
systems. Also, what's new is below the download links.

32 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1010enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1010enu-x64.exe

What's new:

JAWS 17 Features
Smart Navigation, More Efficient Interaction with Complex Web Pages
and Applications

Today and in the future, users will be faced with an increased need to
work with complex web forms, tables, and even applications that run
inside
of a
web browser. This will impact your day to day interactions with
services
on-line such as banking and shopping, in addition to many web apps
found
in
both
companies and government agencies. For instance, Internet Explorer can
be
used to log onto a Microsoft SharePoint server to collaborate with
other
co-workers
and create and store documents. The new Smart NavigationT feature is
designed to make it more efficient when navigating web-based
applications
with the
Virtual Cursor as the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT and CTRL+RIGHT
ARROW commands move by control instead of character and word. This
makes navigation such as moving across toolbars, tab strips, and
navigation links more
like
navigating around a desktop application. Pressing the Say Character,
Say
Word,
or Say Line commands twice quickly changes to the traditional
navigation
by
character, word, line, sentence, and paragraph so you can review the
text
of
the control. Smart Navigation resumes when you move to a different
control
by pressing UP or DOWN ARROW or TAB. Alternatively, you can use the
INSERT+X
command to quickly toggle between Smart Navigation and the more
traditional character and word navigation depending on the type of web
site you are navigating.


For example, if you use the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW keys to move across a
tab
strip, you might hear JAWS announce something like; "Home tab
selected,"
"Insert
tab," and "Page Layout tab." If you wanted to review the items on the
tab
strip character by character, press the Say Character (NUM PAD 5), Say
Word (INSERT+NUM PAD 5), or Say Line (INSERT+UP ARROW) commands twice
quickly. You can
now
navigate by character or word until you press DOWN ARROW to move away
from
the
tab strip to another control.

Smart Navigation is off by default. To turn it on, there are a few
ways.

The quickest way to enable Smart Navigation is through the Startup
Wizard
which automatically launches after JAWS is installed. When the wizard
starts, select the Next button until you reach the Common Options
page. You
will
be
focused on a group of radio buttons where you can use the ARROW keys
to choose the Smart Navigation option you want to use (Controls and
Tables or Controls). Pressing TAB moves you to another group of radio
buttons
that
allow you
to select how Forms Mode activates. For the best experience with Smart
Navigation, it is recommended that users set Forms Mode to Semi-Auto
or Manual.
This prevents JAWS from unexpectedly turning on Forms Mode while
navigating with the ARROW keys. Once you have changed the options you
want,
continue
selecting
Next until you reach the Braille Settings page and then select Finish
to
save your changes. Smart Navigation will now be enabled for any
environments that use the Virtual Cursor.

Alternatively, Smart Navigation can be configured through Settings
Center
or
Quick Settings. For instance, you may want to use Smart Navigation in
Firefox, but not in Internet Explorer.

You can also temporarily toggle Smart Navigation on or off using the
INSERT+X command. For instance, if you have configured Smart
INSERT+Navigation
to
be enabled
by default and you encounter a web page where you would prefer not to
use
it, you can press INSERT+X to turn it off and use the more traditional
navigation.
JAWS will switch back to Smart Navigation when focus moves away from
the
browser or you navigate to a different web site. This command is also
useful if you do not want to use the Say Character, Say Word, or Say
Line
commands
twice quickly to switch to standard navigation. It offers the
additional
benefit
of not automatically switching back to Smart Navigation when you move
to a
different control with the UP or DOWN ARROW keys. You can just press
INSERT+X
again to toggle back to Smart Navigation when you are ready.

Note: When using this command to toggle Smart Navigation under certain
circumstances such as inside a table, focus will not always remain at
the
location
of the toggle. This is because the virtual document is reformatted as
JAWS
goes in and out of Screen Layout.

Anytime you are using Smart Navigation, JAWS will work in Screen
Layout.
This presents pages in the virtual buffer similar to how they appear
visually on the screen. Toolbar buttons or other lists of controls
that are visually laid out horizontally on the screen are displayed on
one line in the virtual document, allowing a single press of the DOWN
ARROW to skip the entire toolbar instead of having to move from button
to button to get past it.

For a great example, please try JAWS 17 on a web form such as the
WebTrack sample form on the Surf's Up pages. On this page, you will be
able to see the power
of
navigating more efficiently with the DOWN ARROW then in previous
versions.


Smart Navigation offers two modes, Controls and Tables, or Controls.
Controls and Tables offers the most complete experience with Smart
Navigation and is the mode that is enabled when using the INSERT+X
toggle.

When set to Controls and Tables and you are currently not in a table,
most
web-based controls, including, but not limited to, buttons, links,
edit fields, list boxes, tree views, and headings, are treated as
single units when navigating by character or word. Performing a Say
Character, Say Word,
and
Say Line
command twice quickly while focused on a control will switch to
character
and word Navigation so you can use the traditional navigation by
character, word, line, sentence, and paragraph to review a control,
such as the text of
a
button or link, in greater detail. Smart Navigation by controls
automatically resumes when you move to another control using TAB or UP
or DOWN ARROW.

If focused inside of a table, the RIGHT and LEFT ARROW keys move
between
columns while the UP and DOWN ARROW keys move between rows. If you
press
RIGHT
ARROW to move from the last column in the current row to the first
column
of
the next row, an ascending sound is heard. If you press LEFT ARROW to
move
from the first column in the current row to the last column in the
prior
row, a descending sound is heard. JAWS also announces the number of
the
row
that
was moved to.

When focused in a cell and it contains any controls, such as a
heading,
or
an edit field, pressing the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line
commands
twice
quickly will switch to control navigation, and performing these
commands
again twice quickly will switch to character and word navigation. If
the
cell
does not contain controls, you can only switch to character and word
navigation. Moving focus away from the current table cell using LEFT
or RIGHT ARROW will switch back to the prior navigation level, for
example, pressing RIGHT ARROW while in character and word navigation
will return to Smart Navigation in tables as soon as you move to a
different cell. When you are in
control
navigation, or character and word navigation, pressing UP or DOWN
ARROW
will
move to and read the entire row. Pressing UP or DOWN ARROW from the
beginning or end of the table will also resume Smart Navigation by
Controls and Tables.

For an example of using Smart Navigation in tables, visit the Tables
with JAWS and MAGic page on the Surf's Up pages.

When set to Controls and focus is not in a table, navigation is the
same
as
the Controls and Tables option. The only difference is that if you
encounter a table, you will need to use the standard table reading
commands (CTRL+ALT+ARROW keys) or the Table layer (INSERT+SPACEBAR, t)
to
navigate
the table.


When Smart navigation is active, press ALT+DELETE or INSERT+TAB to
have
JAWS
announce the current Smart Navigation level.

New Sound Indication for Links

As you navigate by line with Smart Navigation active, JAWS plays a
sound
if
the current line contains one or more links which would generally be
displayed on separate lines when you are not in Smart Navigation. This
sound
helps
you
identify that a link exists and gives you a chance to pause to hear
about
it or use TAB or the ARROW keys to move to it. To keep this sound from
being too intrusive, it is not heard if a line contains a link that is
preceeded
by less than five characters. For instance, a bulleted or numbered
list
that
contains a link directly after the number or bullet.

Use Settings Center to Configure Settings for a Specific Web Site

In JAWS 17, you can now apply settings changes to a specific web site
domain using Settings Center. For instance, if you use Smart
Navigation and
you
have
a particular web site where you would prefer not to have this feature
active, you can open Settings Center from the current site and turn it
off.
Smart
Navigation will continue working on all other web sites.

To configure web site specific settings, do the following:

list of 6 items
1. Open the web site where you want settings changes to apply.
2. Press INSERT+F2, select Settings Center, and press ENTER.
3. Press CTRL+SHIFT+W to open the settings file associated with the
currently active web site. Alternatively, press SHIFT+TAB to move to
the
application
list, press CTRL+HOME to move to the top of the list, and then press
DOWN
ARROW one time to move to the settings file for the current site. For
example, if you open Settings Center from the Freedom Scientific web
site, you should see something like www.freedomscientific.com
(Domain).
4. From the Search edit box, type all or part of the setting you want
to
change. For example, "smart" for Smart Navigation, "Forms" for Forms
Mode
options,
etc.
5. Press DOWN ARROW to move to the filtered results of the Settings
Center
tree view and make your preferred settings changes.
6. Press TAB to move to the OK button and activate it with the
SPACEBAR.
The
changes are made and saved. Settings Center closes.
list end

Now, whatever you have set for the current web site should only be
applied
when any pages on this site are open and have focus. For example, if
you
set
Smart Navigation to Controls and Tables for the Freedom Scientific web
site, it should be off for all other web sites which is the default,
unless
you
are on Freedomscientific.com.

New Options Added to Startup Wizard

The Startup Wizard contains a series of pages that allow users to
quickly
configure some of the more commonly used JAWS options including speech
settings, startup options, keyboard settings, verbosity options, and
braille settings.
The Startup Wizard automatically launches after a full install of
JAWS,
but
can be accessed any time through the JAWS Help menu. In JAWS 17, we
have
added a few more options we expect users will want convenient access
to.

list of 2 items
. The page which follows the Run JAWS Settings page is now called
Common
Options. It contains new controls to configure Smart Navigation and
Forms
Mode.
. A new Braille Translation Settings page has been added directly
after
the
Verbosity Settings page and before the Braille Settings page. It
contains
the
following new options:

list of 3 items nesting level 1
. Language: Use this combo box to specify the Braille language. For
example, English, Spanish, French, German, and so on.
. Output: Use this combo box to configure the output mode for reading
Braille on your display. The first option is always Computer Braille.
The
other available
options depend on the currently selected language. For example, when
the
language is set to English United States, the available output modes
are
U.S.
English Grade 1, U.S. English Grade 2, Unified English Braille Grade
1,
and
Unified English Braille Grade 2. If you set the language to French,
the available modes are French Grade 1 and French Grade 2.
. Input Use this combo box to specify the input mode used when typing
Braille from the Perkins-style keyboard on your display. The first
option
is
always
Computer Braille. The other available option depends on the currently
selected output mode. For instance, if you have chosen to display
Unified
English
Braille Grade 2, then you can choose to type in either Computer
Braille
or
Unified English Braille Grade 2. This setting is not available if the
selected output mode is Computer Braille, or the selected output mode
does not support input.
list end nesting level 1
list end

Create domain specific scripts for Web Pages and Web Applications

JAWS has always provided the ability to script desktop applications,
enabling many non-standard applications to be made accessible to JAWS
users.
In recent
years, however, more and more applications are being developed to run
inside web browsers. For example, Microsoft SharePoint and Google Docs
are web applications that allow you to create, edit, and save
documents, as well as
collaborate
with other users, directly through web pages opened in Internet
Explorer
or
Firefox.

Since each web application can offer its own unique functionality, the
JAWS scripts for the web browser are too general to be of use for
specific pages.
JAWS 17 extends the scripting functionality to enable you to create
scripts that only load when a particular web site is being accessed,
so you can customize a web page or application to your specific needs.
For instance, if you created scripts for www.microsoft.com, these
scripts would be loaded
for
any
page
opened on the Microsoft web site. Domain specific scripts are loaded
on
top
of the browser scripts so that JAWS can fall back to the general
scripts
in
situations where a domain specific script behavior is not available.
This
gives scripters much more control when scripting a web-based
application
for
a client at a job site as they can create specific functionality for
the
application without affecting how JAWS performs on other web pages.

To aid in creating domain specific scripts, three new script functions
have been added.

list of 3 items
. GetDocumentXML: This function obtains well-formed XML from the Dom
Server for parsing using the MSXML com object.
. PerformActionOnElementWithTagAndAttribute: This function finds an
element in the DOM by tag and attribute/value pair and performs an
action on it
such
as setFocus, makeVisible, doDefaultAction, leftClick, or rightClick.
. PerformActionOnElementWithID: This function finds an element in the
DOM
by
unique ID and performs an action on it such as setFocus, makeVisible,
doDefaultAction, leftClick or rightClick.
list end

Using these functions, you could write scripts to do things like find
and
speak a particular heading, add the numbers in the last row of a
table
and
speak
the total, and much more, all without moving the Virtual Cursor.

To demonstrate domain-specific scripting, we have included sample
SharePoint scripts that allow you to access web-based toolbars on a
SharePoint
domain
using the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke. To enable these sample scripts, do
the
following:

list of 2 items
1. Create a confignames.ini file in your JAWS user settings folder
located
at C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\Freedom
Scientific\JAWS\17.0\Settings\enu.
2. Add the following lines.
[Domains]
fsservices-my.sharepoint.com=SharePointWeb
list end

If the scripts are not working, meaning that toolbars cannot be
activated
with the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke, check the address of the current
domain.
If
necessary, add another line to your confignames.ini to enable that
domain
to
be recognized so that the sharePoint sample scripts load.

Liblouis Braille Translator now included for English

JAWS 17 has switched to the popular and widely accepted open-source
Liblouis braille translator. This new translation now offers both
contracted and uncontracted Unified English Braille (UEB) and the more
traditional Contracted
English
Braille (CEB) when reading and writing. Starting in 2016, UEB will
become
the
standard in the United States. Switching now to Liblouis will ensure
JAWS
offers the latest standards for UEB translation.

New in JAWS Touch Screen Support

Since JAWS 15, users have had the ability to interact with the touch
screens found on various devices like the Dell Venue series of Windows
tablets.
Using
one and multi-finger gestures such as taps, flicks, and swipes, users
navigate to and activate controls, read text, and perform other common
JAWS functions.
In JAWS 17, we have continued to enhance touch screen support by
providing
access to the Windows touch keyboard as well as adding the ability to
edit
and
select text in documents, messages, or web pages right from the touch
screen.

Support for the Windows Touch Keyboard

JAWS 17 offers full support for the Windows touch keyboard, enabling
you
to
write documents, email messages, and fill out forms on the Internet
right
on your device's touch screen if you do not have access
to
a
physical keyboard. While a regular keyboard is still recommended for
writing
lengthy documents or performing complex editing tasks,
using
the Touch keyboard is convenient for writing a quick note, composing
or replying to an email, or filling out a form on a web site.

To activate the Touch Keyboard, double tap the Start Touch Keyboard
button
on the Desktop, or perform the new JAWS gesture, four-finger swipe
down
then
up. JAWS announces "opened Touch Keyboard" and plays an ascending
sound.
Once enabled, the keyboard is positioned in the bottom
part
of
the screen and each key is represented by a button. Use flick gestures
to
move to each key, or drag your finger around the screen
to
explore
and locate keys. While exploring, JAWS plays a unique set of sounds to
alert
you when you enter or leave the area of the screen
containing
the touch keyboard. Once you become familiar with the touch keyboard
layout, you can tap at the location of each key. To close the touch
keyboard, perform another four-finger swipe down then up. JAWS
announces "closed touch keyboard" and plays a descending sound.

JAWS offers two different modes for typing characters:

list of 2 items
. Standard Typing: A key is typed when a double tap or split tap is
performed on the screen after exploring to any of the keyboard buttons.
If
alternative
characters are available for the current keyboard
button, a triple tap will open a panel of alternative keys related to
the
selected
key. Performing a triple tap on any keyboard button
in
the alternative characters panel will close the panel. Standard Typing
is
the
default mode.
. Touch Typing: A key is typed when the finger is lifted from any of
the
keyboard buttons, or a split tap is performed on the selected keyboard
button.
If alternative characters are available for the
current
keyboard button, a split double tap will open a panel of alternative
keys
related
to the selected key. Performing a split double tap
on
any keyboard button in the alternative characters panel will close the
panel.

list end

Use the new Touch Keyboard settings group located in the main Keyboard
group in Settings center to change the typing mode as well as choose
whether JAWS announces characters, words, both characters and words,
or is silent as
you
type using the touch keyboard. You can also change how you are
notified
when
the touch keyboard or the panel of alternate characters opens and
closes.

Note: Changing the feedback for the touch keyboard is separate from
the feedback for the physical keyboard. This means you can have JAWS
say nothing when using a regular keyboard, but continue to announce
both characters and words when using the touch keyboard.

Text Selection and Other Improvements in Text Reading Mode

Text reading is one of the three gesture modes that can be activated
by rotating two fingers on the screen. JAWS 17 will now also
automatically switch to Text Reading if you double tap on an element
that supports cursor
navigation such as an article in the News app, or the
text
area of
an editing application like Microsoft Word. When Text Reading is
activated
using a double tap on a text element, for instance, the second
paragraph
of
a document, JAWS attempts to position the cursor at the location of
the double tap.

When Text Reading is active, flicking left or right moves by
character, flicking left or right with two fingers moves by word,
flicking up or
down
moves
by line, flicking up or down with two fingers moves by paragraph,
flicking
left or right with three fingers moves to the beginning or end of a
line,
and
flicking up or down with three fingers moves to the top or bottom of
the
text area. In addition, you can now flick up or down with four fingers
to
move
by page, similar to using PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN. These gestures also
move
the cursor, enabling you to navigate to the location in a document
where
you
want to insert text or begin selecting text. For example, you could
flick
up
with two fingers to move to the prior paragraph, flick left or right
to position the focus on a blank line, and then begin typing to insert
text at that location.

Performing a triple tap on the screen with one finger will now toggle
text
selection on or off. When enabled, using any of the above text reading
gestures will select the specific unit as well as move to it. For
example, to
move
to
and select the next line, perform a triple tap and then flick down.
Text
will
continue to be selected as you navigate until you perform a triple tap
again to turn it off. To read currently selected text, you can now
perform a two-finger triple tap.

Other Touch Screen Improvements

Dragging a finger around the screen to explore and hear each element
now
works in Text Reading mode in addition to Touch Navigation mode. If
Text
Reading
is currently active and you explore to an item that does not support
this
mode, JAWS will automatically switch back to Touch Navigation. As you
explore, you can now have JAWS announce the character or word at the
current location by performing a split tap or split double tap.

If you encounter an element that does not support standard cursor
navigation, such as a button, or an item in a list, performing a
three-finger swipe down then up now opens a Virtual Viewer window
containing the name of the element. You can then use the navigation
gestures described above to review this information.
This is useful if you want to review a control in greater detail that
you
did not quite understand when it was announced by JAWS during
exploration
or
when tapping it. When this mode is active, you will not be able to
navigate to other items on the screen. If you explore outside of the
Virtual Viewer, JAWS plays a sound to indicate you are no longer in
the window.
Performing
the three-finger swipe down then up gesture again will close the
Virtual
Viewer.

Tablet Orientation Notification

JAWS now indicates in both speech and braille when the screen
orientation
changes between portrait and landscape. When changing to landscape,
JAWS
says
"landscape, with home button to the left" or "landscape, with home
button
to
the right", depending on the position of the tablet. When changing to
portrait, JAWS says "portrait" or "portrait flipped."

Explore Scripts

A new Explore Scripts shortcut has been added to the Utilities folder
in
Windows 8 and later and the Explore JAWS submenu located under the
JAWS program group in Windows 7 and earlier. Selecting this shortcut
opens the
folder
where the shared script files are stored.

Script Compatibility Mode

By default, scripts compiled using the Script Manager or the
scompile.exe
command line tool in JAWS 17 will not work with prior versions of JAWS.
This
is due to changes in JAWS 17 to improve the localization process. In
order
to compile scripts that will work in JAWS 17 as well as prior
versions, select the new Compatibility Mode option from the File Menu
in Script Manager,
or
use the -c command line option if using scompile.exe.

Note: If you compile scripts with the compatibility option, and your
scripts use messages defined in JSM files that ship with JAWS 17,
those
messages
will
always be in English regardless of the language of the JAWS version
that
is
running.

Sports Scores Lookup Sources Temporarily Removed from Research It

Until we can get cooperation from ESPN to allow access to their sports
results using the Research It feature, the MLB, NFL, NBA, and NCAA
Scores
lookup
sources have been removed. We hope to add them back in the future once
a
solution is reached.

Merge Utility No Longer Available

Major changes have been made to improve the JAWS localization process.
This
included reorganizing many of the JAWS settings files. Due to these
changes, the Merge utility is no longer installed with JAWS 17 as
settings from prior versions cannot be merged. We are planning a
solution for the future
which
will replace this utility and provide an even greater benefit for our
customers.

Take care.
Mike
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Re: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

O.Addison Gethers
 

Hello Mike,
When I press enter on the links it's took me to internet explorer then when
I press insert down arrow it's not reading !! What do I need to get jaws
reading ? I'm using jaws 16 with window10 !!

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Mike B via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 9:08 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Mike B
Subject: Re: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

Hi Addison,

The differences between 32 & 64 bit computers are explained below.

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001498.htm

What is the difference between a 32-bit and 64-bit CPU?

Computer CPU
The two main categories of processors are 32-bit and 64-bit. The type of
processor a computer has not only affects its overall performance, but it
can also dictate what type of software it uses.

32-bit processor

The 32-bit processor was the primary processor used in all computers until
the early 1990s.
Intel
Pentium
processors and early
AMD
processors were 32-bit processors. The operating system and software on a
computer with a 32-bit processor is also 32-bit based, in that they work
with data units that are 32 bits wide. Windows 95, 98, and XP are all 32-bit
operating systems that were common on computers with 32-bit processors.

Note: A computer with a 32-bit processor cannot have a 64-bit version of an
operating system installed. It can only have a 32-bit version of an
operating system installed.

64-bit processor

The 64-bit computer has been around since
1961
when IBM created the IBM 7030 Stretch supercomputer. However, it was not
put into use in home computers until the early 2000s.
Microsoft released a 64-bit version of Windows XP to be used on computers
with a 64-bit processor. Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 also come
in 64-bit versions. Other software has been developed that is designed to
run on a 64-bit computer, which are 64-bit based as well, in that they work
with data units that are 64 bits wide.

Note: A computer with a 64-bit processor can have a 64-bit or 32-bit version
of an operating system installed. However, with a 32-bit operating system,
the 64-bit processor would not run at its full capability.

Note: On a computer with a 64-bit processor, you cannot run a 16-bit legacy
program. Many 32-bit programs will work with a 64-bit processor and
operating system, but some older 32-bit programs may not function properly,
or at all, due to limited or no compatibility.

Differences between a 32-bit and 64-bit CPU

A big difference between 32-bit processors and 64-bit processors is the
number of calculations per second they can perform, which affects the
speed
at which they can complete tasks. 64-bit processors can come in dual
core, quad core, six core, and eight core versions for home computing.
Multiple
cores allow for an increased number of calculations per second that can
be performed, which can increase the processing power and help make a
computer
run faster. Software programs that require many calculations to function
smoothly can operate faster and more efficiently on the multi-core
64-bit
processors, for the most part.

Another big difference between 32-bit processors and 64-bit processors is
the maximum amount of memory
(RAM)
that is supported. 32-bit computers support a maximum of 3-4GB of memory,
whereas a 64-bit computer can support memory amounts over 4 GB. This feature
is important for software programs used in graphic design, engineering, and
video editing as these programs have to perform many calculations to render
their images.

One thing to note is that 3D graphic programs and games do not benefit much,
if at all, from switching to a 64-bit computer, unless the program is a
64-bit program. A 32-bit processor is adequate for any program written for a
32-bit processor. In the case of computer games, you'll get a lot more
performance by upgrading the video card instead of getting a 64-bit
processor.

In the end, 64-bit processors are becoming more and more commonplace in home
computers. Most manufacturers build computers with 64-bit processors due to
cheaper prices and because more users are now using 64-bit operating systems
and programs. Computer parts retailers are offering fewer and fewer 32-bit
processors and soon may not offer any at all.
article end

Take care.
Mike
This email was sent from my, iBarstool. Go Dodgers, next year anyways!

----- Original Message -----
From: O.Addison Gethers via Jfw
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Cc: O.Addison Gethers
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 5:14 PM
Subject: RE: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New


Hello Mike,
I spoke with someone today at Freedom Scientific salesman about jaws 17 he
told me that I will be getting jaws 17 sometime next week ,when I do get
jaws 17 cds Can I still installed jaws 17 cds in laptop even though laptop
is 64 bits and desktop is 32 bits when I receive jaws 17 ? Can you
explained to me what is the difference between 32 bits for desktop for jaws
and 64 bits for laptop with jaws ?
Addison


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Mike B via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 6:42 PM
To: JFW List
Cc: Mike B
Subject: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

Hi All,

Below are the direct download links for Jaws 17 for both 32 & 64 bit
systems. Also, what's new is below the download links.

32 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1010enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1010enu-x64.exe

What's new:

JAWS 17 Features
Smart Navigation, More Efficient Interaction with Complex Web Pages and
Applications

Today and in the future, users will be faced with an increased need to work
with complex web forms, tables, and even applications that run inside of a
web browser. This will impact your day to day interactions with services
on-line such as banking and shopping, in addition to many web apps found in
both companies and government agencies. For instance, Internet Explorer can
be used to log onto a Microsoft SharePoint server to collaborate with other
co-workers and create and store documents. The new Smart NavigationT feature
is designed to make it more efficient when navigating web-based applications
with the Virtual Cursor as the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT and
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW commands move by control instead of character and word.
This makes navigation such as moving across toolbars, tab strips, and
navigation links more like navigating around a desktop application. Pressing
the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands twice quickly changes to
the traditional navigation by character, word, line, sentence, and paragraph
so you can review the text of the control. Smart Navigation resumes when you
move to a different control by pressing UP or DOWN ARROW or TAB.
Alternatively, you can use the INSERT+X command to quickly toggle between
Smart Navigation and the more traditional character and word navigation
depending on the type of web site you are navigating.


For example, if you use the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW keys to move across a tab
strip, you might hear JAWS announce something like; "Home tab selected,"
"Insert
tab," and "Page Layout tab." If you wanted to review the items on the tab
strip character by character, press the Say Character (NUM PAD 5), Say Word
(INSERT+NUM PAD 5), or Say Line (INSERT+UP ARROW) commands twice quickly.
You can now navigate by character or word until you press DOWN ARROW to move
away from the tab strip to another control.

Smart Navigation is off by default. To turn it on, there are a few ways.

The quickest way to enable Smart Navigation is through the Startup Wizard
which automatically launches after JAWS is installed. When the wizard
starts, select the Next button until you reach the Common Options page. You
will be focused on a group of radio buttons where you can use the ARROW keys
to choose the Smart Navigation option you want to use (Controls and Tables
or Controls). Pressing TAB moves you to another group of radio buttons that
allow you to select how Forms Mode activates. For the best experience with
Smart Navigation, it is recommended that users set Forms Mode to Semi-Auto
or Manual.
This prevents JAWS from unexpectedly turning on Forms Mode while navigating
with the ARROW keys. Once you have changed the options you want, continue
selecting Next until you reach the Braille Settings page and then select
Finish to save your changes. Smart Navigation will now be enabled for any
environments that use the Virtual Cursor.

Alternatively, Smart Navigation can be configured through Settings Center or
Quick Settings. For instance, you may want to use Smart Navigation in
Firefox, but not in Internet Explorer.

You can also temporarily toggle Smart Navigation on or off using the
INSERT+X command. For instance, if you have configured Smart Navigation
INSERT+to
be enabled
by default and you encounter a web page where you would prefer not to use
it, you can press INSERT+X to turn it off and use the more traditional
navigation.
JAWS will switch back to Smart Navigation when focus moves away from the
browser or you navigate to a different web site. This command is also useful
if you do not want to use the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands
twice quickly to switch to standard navigation. It offers the additional
benefit of not automatically switching back to Smart Navigation when you
move to a different control with the UP or DOWN ARROW keys. You can just
press
INSERT+X
again to toggle back to Smart Navigation when you are ready.

Note: When using this command to toggle Smart Navigation under certain
circumstances such as inside a table, focus will not always remain at the
location of the toggle. This is because the virtual document is reformatted
as JAWS goes in and out of Screen Layout.

Anytime you are using Smart Navigation, JAWS will work in Screen Layout.
This presents pages in the virtual buffer similar to how they appear
visually on the screen. Toolbar buttons or other lists of controls that are
visually laid out horizontally on the screen are displayed on one line in
the virtual document, allowing a single press of the DOWN ARROW to skip the
entire toolbar instead of having to move from button to button to get past
it.

For a great example, please try JAWS 17 on a web form such as the WebTrack
sample form on the Surf's Up pages. On this page, you will be able to see
the power of navigating more efficiently with the DOWN ARROW then in
previous versions.


Smart Navigation offers two modes, Controls and Tables, or Controls.
Controls and Tables offers the most complete experience with Smart
Navigation and
is the mode that is enabled when using the INSERT+X toggle.

When set to Controls and Tables and you are currently not in a table, most
web-based controls, including, but not limited to, buttons, links, edit
fields,
list boxes, tree views, and headings, are treated as single units when
navigating by character or word. Performing a Say Character, Say Word, and
Say Line
command twice quickly while focused on a control will switch to character
and word Navigation so you can use the traditional navigation by character,
word,
line, sentence, and paragraph to review a control, such as the text of a
button or link, in greater detail. Smart Navigation by controls
automatically
resumes when you move to another control using TAB or UP or DOWN ARROW.

If focused inside of a table, the RIGHT and LEFT ARROW keys move between
columns while the UP and DOWN ARROW keys move between rows. If you press
RIGHT
ARROW to move from the last column in the current row to the first column of

the next row, an ascending sound is heard. If you press LEFT ARROW to move
from the first column in the current row to the last column in the prior
row, a descending sound is heard. JAWS also announces the number of the row
that
was moved to.

When focused in a cell and it contains any controls, such as a heading, or
an edit field, pressing the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands
twice
quickly will switch to control navigation, and performing these commands
again twice quickly will switch to character and word navigation. If the
cell
does not contain controls, you can only switch to character and word
navigation. Moving focus away from the current table cell using LEFT or
RIGHT ARROW
will switch back to the prior navigation level, for example, pressing RIGHT
ARROW while in character and word navigation will return to Smart Navigation
in tables as soon as you move to a different cell. When you are in control
navigation, or character and word navigation, pressing UP or DOWN ARROW will
move to and read the entire row. Pressing UP or DOWN ARROW from the
beginning or end of the table will also resume Smart Navigation by Controls
and Tables.

For an example of using Smart Navigation in tables, visit the
Tables with JAWS and MAGic
page on the Surf's Up pages.

When set to Controls and focus is not in a table, navigation is the same as
the Controls and Tables option. The only difference is that if you encounter
a table, you will need to use the standard table reading commands
(CTRL+ALT+ARROW keys) or the Table layer (INSERT+SPACEBAR, t) to navigate
the table.


When Smart navigation is active, press ALT+DELETE or INSERT+TAB to have JAWS

announce the current Smart Navigation level.

New Sound Indication for Links

As you navigate by line with Smart Navigation active, JAWS plays a sound if
the current line contains one or more links which would generally be
displayed
on separate lines when you are not in Smart Navigation. This sound helps you

identify that a link exists and gives you a chance to pause to hear about
it or use TAB or the ARROW keys to move to it. To keep this sound from being

too intrusive, it is not heard if a line contains a link that is preceeded
by less than five characters. For instance, a bulleted or numbered list that

contains a link directly after the number or bullet.

Use Settings Center to Configure Settings for a Specific Web Site

In JAWS 17, you can now apply settings changes to a specific web site domain

using Settings Center. For instance, if you use Smart Navigation and you
have
a particular web site where you would prefer not to have this feature
active, you can open Settings Center from the current site and turn it off.
Smart
Navigation will continue working on all other web sites.

To configure web site specific settings, do the following:

list of 6 items
1. Open the web site where you want settings changes to apply.
2. Press INSERT+F2, select Settings Center, and press ENTER.
3. Press CTRL+SHIFT+W to open the settings file associated with the
currently active web site. Alternatively, press SHIFT+TAB to move to the
application
list, press CTRL+HOME to move to the top of the list, and then press DOWN
ARROW one time to move to the settings file for the current site. For
example,
if you open Settings Center from the Freedom Scientific web site, you should

see something like www.freedomscientific.com (Domain).
4. From the Search edit box, type all or part of the setting you want to
change. For example, "smart" for Smart Navigation, "Forms" for Forms Mode
options,
etc.
5. Press DOWN ARROW to move to the filtered results of the Settings Center
tree view and make your preferred settings changes.
6. Press TAB to move to the OK button and activate it with the SPACEBAR. The

changes are made and saved. Settings Center closes.
list end

Now, whatever you have set for the current web site should only be applied
when any pages on this site are open and have focus. For example, if you set
Smart Navigation to Controls and Tables for the Freedom Scientific web site,

it should be off for all other web sites which is the default, unless you
are on Freedomscientific.com.

New Options Added to Startup Wizard

The Startup Wizard contains a series of pages that allow users to quickly
configure some of the more commonly used JAWS options including speech
settings,
startup options, keyboard settings, verbosity options, and braille settings.

The Startup Wizard automatically launches after a full install of JAWS, but
can be accessed any time through the JAWS Help menu. In JAWS 17, we have
added a few more options we expect users will want convenient access to.

list of 2 items
. The page which follows the Run JAWS Settings page is now called Common
Options. It contains new controls to configure Smart Navigation and Forms
Mode.
. A new Braille Translation Settings page has been added directly after the
Verbosity Settings page and before the Braille Settings page. It contains
the
following new options:

list of 3 items nesting level 1
. Language: Use this combo box to specify the Braille language. For example,

English, Spanish, French, German, and so on.
. Output: Use this combo box to configure the output mode for reading
Braille on your display. The first option is always Computer Braille. The
other available
options depend on the currently selected language. For example, when the
language is set to English United States, the available output modes are
U.S.
English Grade 1, U.S. English Grade 2, Unified English Braille Grade 1, and
Unified English Braille Grade 2. If you set the language to French, the
available
modes are French Grade 1 and French Grade 2.
. Input Use this combo box to specify the input mode used when typing
Braille from the Perkins-style keyboard on your display. The first option is

always
Computer Braille. The other available option depends on the currently
selected output mode. For instance, if you have chosen to display Unified
English
Braille Grade 2, then you can choose to type in either Computer Braille or
Unified English Braille Grade 2. This setting is not available if the
selected
output mode is Computer Braille, or the selected output mode does not
support input.
list end nesting level 1
list end

Create domain specific scripts for Web Pages and Web Applications

JAWS has always provided the ability to script desktop applications,
enabling many non-standard applications to be made accessible to JAWS users.

In recent
years, however, more and more applications are being developed to run inside

web browsers. For example, Microsoft SharePoint and Google Docs are web
applications
that allow you to create, edit, and save documents, as well as collaborate
with other users, directly through web pages opened in Internet Explorer or
Firefox.

Since each web application can offer its own unique functionality, the JAWS
scripts for the web browser are too general to be of use for specific pages.
JAWS 17 extends the scripting functionality to enable you to create scripts
that only load when a particular web site is being accessed, so you can
customize
a web page or application to your specific needs. For instance, if you
created scripts for www.microsoft.com, these scripts would be loaded for any

page
opened on the Microsoft web site. Domain specific scripts are loaded on top
of the browser scripts so that JAWS can fall back to the general scripts in
situations where a domain specific script behavior is not available. This
gives scripters much more control when scripting a web-based application for
a client at a job site as they can create specific functionality for the
application without affecting how JAWS performs on other web pages.

To aid in creating domain specific scripts, three new script functions have
been added.

list of 3 items
. GetDocumentXML: This function obtains well-formed XML from the Dom Server
for parsing using the MSXML com object.
. PerformActionOnElementWithTagAndAttribute: This function finds an element
in the DOM by tag and attribute/value pair and performs an action on it such
as setFocus, makeVisible, doDefaultAction, leftClick, or rightClick.
. PerformActionOnElementWithID: This function finds an element in the DOM by

unique ID and performs an action on it such as setFocus, makeVisible,
doDefaultAction,
leftClick or rightClick.
list end

Using these functions, you could write scripts to do things like find and
speak a particular heading, add the numbers in the last row of a table and
speak
the total, and much more, all without moving the Virtual Cursor.

To demonstrate domain-specific scripting, we have included sample SharePoint

scripts that allow you to access web-based toolbars on a SharePoint domain
using the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke. To enable these sample scripts, do the
following:

list of 2 items
1. Create a confignames.ini file in your JAWS user settings folder located
at C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\Freedom
Scientific\JAWS\17.0\Settings\enu.
2. Add the following lines.
[Domains]
fsservices-my.sharepoint.com=SharePointWeb
list end

If the scripts are not working, meaning that toolbars cannot be activated
with the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke, check the address of the current domain.
If
necessary, add another line to your confignames.ini to enable that domain to

be recognized so that the sharePoint sample scripts load.

Liblouis Braille Translator now included for English

JAWS 17 has switched to the popular and widely accepted open-source Liblouis

braille translator. This new translation now offers both contracted and
uncontracted
Unified English Braille (UEB) and the more traditional Contracted English
Braille (CEB) when reading and writing. Starting in 2016, UEB will become
the
standard in the United States. Switching now to Liblouis will ensure JAWS
offers the latest standards for UEB translation.

New in JAWS Touch Screen Support

Since JAWS 15, users have had the ability to interact with the touch screens

found on various devices like the Dell Venue series of Windows tablets.
Using
one and multi-finger gestures such as taps, flicks, and swipes, users
navigate to and activate controls, read text, and perform other common JAWS
functions.
In JAWS 17, we have continued to enhance touch screen support by providing
access to the Windows touch keyboard as well as adding the ability to edit
and
select text in documents, messages, or web pages right from the touch
screen.

Support for the Windows Touch Keyboard

JAWS 17 offers full support for the Windows touch keyboard, enabling you to

write documents, email messages, and fill out forms on the Internet right
on your device's touch screen if you do not have access to a

physical keyboard. While a regular keyboard is still recommended for writing
lengthy documents or performing complex editing tasks, using

the Touch keyboard is convenient for writing a quick note, composing or
replying
to an email, or filling out a form on a web site.

To activate the Touch Keyboard, double tap the Start Touch Keyboard button
on the Desktop, or perform the new JAWS gesture, four-finger swipe down then
up. JAWS announces "opened Touch Keyboard" and plays an ascending sound.
Once enabled, the keyboard is positioned in the bottom part
of
the screen and each key is represented by a button. Use flick gestures to
move to each key, or drag your finger around the screen to
explore
and locate keys. While exploring, JAWS plays a unique set of sounds to alert

you when you enter or leave the area of the screen
containing
the touch keyboard. Once you become familiar with the touch keyboard layout,

you can tap at the location of each key. To close the touch keyboard,
perform
another four-finger swipe down then up. JAWS announces "closed touch
keyboard" and plays a descending sound.

JAWS offers two different modes for typing characters:

list of 2 items
. Standard Typing: A key is typed when a double tap or split tap is
performed on the screen after exploring to any of the keyboard buttons. If
alternative
characters are available for the current keyboard
button, a triple tap will open a panel of alternative keys related to the
selected
key. Performing a triple tap on any keyboard button in
the alternative characters panel will close the panel. Standard Typing is
the
default mode.
. Touch Typing: A key is typed when the finger is lifted from any of the
keyboard buttons, or a split tap is performed on the selected keyboard
button.
If alternative characters are available for the current
keyboard button, a split double tap will open a panel of alternative keys
related
to the selected key. Performing a split double tap on
any keyboard button in the alternative characters panel will close the
panel.

list end

Use the new Touch Keyboard settings group located in the main Keyboard group

in Settings center to change the typing mode as well as choose whether JAWS
announces characters, words, both characters and words, or is silent as you
type using the touch keyboard. You can also change how you are notified when
the touch keyboard or the panel of alternate characters opens and closes.

Note: Changing the feedback for the touch keyboard is separate from the
feedback for the physical keyboard. This means you can have JAWS say nothing

when
using a regular keyboard, but continue to announce both characters and words

when using the touch keyboard.

Text Selection and Other Improvements in Text Reading Mode

Text reading is one of the three gesture modes that can be activated by
rotating two fingers on the screen. JAWS 17 will now also automatically
switch
to Text Reading if you double tap on an element that supports cursor
navigation such as an article in the News app, or the text
area of
an editing application like Microsoft Word. When Text Reading is activated
using a double tap on a text element, for instance, the second paragraph of
a document, JAWS attempts to position the cursor at the location of the
double tap.

When Text Reading is active, flicking left or right moves by character,
flicking left or right with two fingers moves by word, flicking up or down
moves
by line, flicking up or down with two fingers moves by paragraph, flicking
left or right with three fingers moves to the beginning or end of a line,
and
flicking up or down with three fingers moves to the top or bottom of the
text area. In addition, you can now flick up or down with four fingers to
move
by page, similar to using PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN. These gestures also move
the cursor, enabling you to navigate to the location in a document where you
want to insert text or begin selecting text. For example, you could flick up

with two fingers to move to the prior paragraph, flick left or right to
position
the focus on a blank line, and then begin typing to insert text at that
location.

Performing a triple tap on the screen with one finger will now toggle text
selection on or off. When enabled, using any of the above text reading
gestures
will select the specific unit as well as move to it. For example, to move to

and select the next line, perform a triple tap and then flick down. Text
will
continue to be selected as you navigate until you perform a triple tap again

to turn it off. To read currently selected text, you can now perform a
two-finger
triple tap.

Other Touch Screen Improvements

Dragging a finger around the screen to explore and hear each element now
works in Text Reading mode in addition to Touch Navigation mode. If Text
Reading
is currently active and you explore to an item that does not support this
mode, JAWS will automatically switch back to Touch Navigation. As you
explore,
you can now have JAWS announce the character or word at the current location

by performing a split tap or split double tap.

If you encounter an element that does not support standard cursor
navigation, such as a button, or an item in a list, performing a
three-finger swipe down
then up now opens a Virtual Viewer window containing the name of the
element. You can then use the navigation gestures described above to review
this information.
This is useful if you want to review a control in greater detail that you
did not quite understand when it was announced by JAWS during exploration or
when tapping it. When this mode is active, you will not be able to navigate
to other items on the screen. If you explore outside of the Virtual Viewer,
JAWS plays a sound to indicate you are no longer in the window. Performing
the three-finger swipe down then up gesture again will close the Virtual
Viewer.

Tablet Orientation Notification

JAWS now indicates in both speech and braille when the screen orientation
changes between portrait and landscape. When changing to landscape, JAWS
says
"landscape, with home button to the left" or "landscape, with home button to

the right", depending on the position of the tablet. When changing to
portrait,
JAWS says "portrait" or "portrait flipped."

Explore Scripts

A new Explore Scripts shortcut has been added to the Utilities folder in
Windows 8 and later and the Explore JAWS submenu located under the JAWS
program
group in Windows 7 and earlier. Selecting this shortcut opens the folder
where the shared script files are stored.

Script Compatibility Mode

By default, scripts compiled using the Script Manager or the scompile.exe
command line tool in JAWS 17 will not work with prior versions of JAWS. This
is due to changes in JAWS 17 to improve the localization process. In order
to compile scripts that will work in JAWS 17 as well as prior versions,
select
the new Compatibility Mode option from the File Menu in Script Manager, or
use the -c command line option if using scompile.exe.

Note: If you compile scripts with the compatibility option, and your scripts

use messages defined in JSM files that ship with JAWS 17, those messages
will
always be in English regardless of the language of the JAWS version that is
running.

Sports Scores Lookup Sources Temporarily Removed from Research It

Until we can get cooperation from ESPN to allow access to their sports
results using the Research It feature, the MLB, NFL, NBA, and NCAA Scores
lookup
sources have been removed. We hope to add them back in the future once a
solution is reached.

Merge Utility No Longer Available

Major changes have been made to improve the JAWS localization process. This
included reorganizing many of the JAWS settings files. Due to these changes,
the Merge utility is no longer installed with JAWS 17 as settings from prior

versions cannot be merged. We are planning a solution for the future which
will replace this utility and provide an even greater benefit for our
customers.

Take care.
Mike
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status line in Outlook

judith bron
 

I had an Outlook "mishap" and now I don't have the feature where Jaws tells
me how many messages I have in my inbox. It told me how many I had and how
many were unread. I accessed it with Jaws key 3 on the numerical keypad.
How can I get this back? Thanks, Judith

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Re: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

The disk contains both versions, and the install routine will analyze and determine which is needed.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of O.Addison Gethers via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 8:15 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Cc: O.Addison Gethers
Subject: RE: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

Hello Mike,
I spoke with someone today at Freedom Scientific salesman about jaws 17 he told me that I will be getting jaws 17 sometime next week ,when I do get jaws 17 cds Can I still installed jaws 17 cds in laptop even though laptop is 64 bits and desktop is 32 bits when I receive jaws 17 ? Can you explained to me what is the difference between 32 bits for desktop for jaws and 64 bits for laptop with jaws ?
Addison


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Mike B via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 6:42 PM
To: JFW List
Cc: Mike B
Subject: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

Hi All,

Below are the direct download links for Jaws 17 for both 32 & 64 bit systems. Also, what's new is below the download links.

32 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1010enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1010enu-x64.exe

What's new:

JAWS 17 Features
Smart Navigation, More Efficient Interaction with Complex Web Pages and Applications

Today and in the future, users will be faced with an increased need to work with complex web forms, tables, and even applications that run inside of a web browser. This will impact your day to day interactions with services on-line such as banking and shopping, in addition to many web apps found in both companies and government agencies. For instance, Internet Explorer can be used to log onto a Microsoft SharePoint server to collaborate with other co-workers and create and store documents. The new Smart NavigationT feature is designed to make it more efficient when navigating web-based applications with the Virtual Cursor as the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT and
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW commands move by control instead of character and word.
This makes navigation such as moving across toolbars, tab strips, and navigation links more like navigating around a desktop application. Pressing the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands twice quickly changes to the traditional navigation by character, word, line, sentence, and paragraph so you can review the text of the control. Smart Navigation resumes when you move to a different control by pressing UP or DOWN ARROW or TAB.
Alternatively, you can use the INSERT+X command to quickly toggle between Smart Navigation and the more traditional character and word navigation depending on the type of web site you are navigating.


For example, if you use the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW keys to move across a tab strip, you might hear JAWS announce something like; "Home tab selected,"
"Insert
tab," and "Page Layout tab." If you wanted to review the items on the tab strip character by character, press the Say Character (NUM PAD 5), Say Word (INSERT+NUM PAD 5), or Say Line (INSERT+UP ARROW) commands twice quickly.
You can now navigate by character or word until you press DOWN ARROW to move away from the tab strip to another control.

Smart Navigation is off by default. To turn it on, there are a few ways.

The quickest way to enable Smart Navigation is through the Startup Wizard which automatically launches after JAWS is installed. When the wizard starts, select the Next button until you reach the Common Options page. You will be focused on a group of radio buttons where you can use the ARROW keys to choose the Smart Navigation option you want to use (Controls and Tables or Controls). Pressing TAB moves you to another group of radio buttons that allow you to select how Forms Mode activates. For the best experience with Smart Navigation, it is recommended that users set Forms Mode to Semi-Auto or Manual.
This prevents JAWS from unexpectedly turning on Forms Mode while navigating with the ARROW keys. Once you have changed the options you want, continue selecting Next until you reach the Braille Settings page and then select Finish to save your changes. Smart Navigation will now be enabled for any environments that use the Virtual Cursor.

Alternatively, Smart Navigation can be configured through Settings Center or Quick Settings. For instance, you may want to use Smart Navigation in Firefox, but not in Internet Explorer.

You can also temporarily toggle Smart Navigation on or off using the
INSERT+X command. For instance, if you have configured Smart Navigation
INSERT+to
be enabled
by default and you encounter a web page where you would prefer not to use it, you can press INSERT+X to turn it off and use the more traditional navigation.
JAWS will switch back to Smart Navigation when focus moves away from the browser or you navigate to a different web site. This command is also useful if you do not want to use the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands twice quickly to switch to standard navigation. It offers the additional benefit of not automatically switching back to Smart Navigation when you move to a different control with the UP or DOWN ARROW keys. You can just press
INSERT+X
again to toggle back to Smart Navigation when you are ready.

Note: When using this command to toggle Smart Navigation under certain circumstances such as inside a table, focus will not always remain at the location of the toggle. This is because the virtual document is reformatted as JAWS goes in and out of Screen Layout.

Anytime you are using Smart Navigation, JAWS will work in Screen Layout.
This presents pages in the virtual buffer similar to how they appear visually on the screen. Toolbar buttons or other lists of controls that are visually laid out horizontally on the screen are displayed on one line in the virtual document, allowing a single press of the DOWN ARROW to skip the entire toolbar instead of having to move from button to button to get past it.

For a great example, please try JAWS 17 on a web form such as the WebTrack sample form on the Surf's Up pages. On this page, you will be able to see the power of navigating more efficiently with the DOWN ARROW then in previous versions.


Smart Navigation offers two modes, Controls and Tables, or Controls.
Controls and Tables offers the most complete experience with Smart Navigation and is the mode that is enabled when using the INSERT+X toggle.

When set to Controls and Tables and you are currently not in a table, most web-based controls, including, but not limited to, buttons, links, edit fields, list boxes, tree views, and headings, are treated as single units when navigating by character or word. Performing a Say Character, Say Word, and Say Line command twice quickly while focused on a control will switch to character and word Navigation so you can use the traditional navigation by character, word, line, sentence, and paragraph to review a control, such as the text of a button or link, in greater detail. Smart Navigation by controls automatically resumes when you move to another control using TAB or UP or DOWN ARROW.

If focused inside of a table, the RIGHT and LEFT ARROW keys move between columns while the UP and DOWN ARROW keys move between rows. If you press RIGHT ARROW to move from the last column in the current row to the first column of

the next row, an ascending sound is heard. If you press LEFT ARROW to move from the first column in the current row to the last column in the prior row, a descending sound is heard. JAWS also announces the number of the row that was moved to.

When focused in a cell and it contains any controls, such as a heading, or an edit field, pressing the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands twice quickly will switch to control navigation, and performing these commands again twice quickly will switch to character and word navigation. If the cell does not contain controls, you can only switch to character and word navigation. Moving focus away from the current table cell using LEFT or RIGHT ARROW will switch back to the prior navigation level, for example, pressing RIGHT ARROW while in character and word navigation will return to Smart Navigation in tables as soon as you move to a different cell. When you are in control navigation, or character and word navigation, pressing UP or DOWN ARROW will move to and read the entire row. Pressing UP or DOWN ARROW from the beginning or end of the table will also resume Smart Navigation by Controls and Tables.

For an example of using Smart Navigation in tables, visit the Tables with JAWS and MAGic page on the Surf's Up pages.

When set to Controls and focus is not in a table, navigation is the same as the Controls and Tables option. The only difference is that if you encounter a table, you will need to use the standard table reading commands (CTRL+ALT+ARROW keys) or the Table layer (INSERT+SPACEBAR, t) to navigate the table.


When Smart navigation is active, press ALT+DELETE or INSERT+TAB to have JAWS

announce the current Smart Navigation level.

New Sound Indication for Links

As you navigate by line with Smart Navigation active, JAWS plays a sound if the current line contains one or more links which would generally be displayed on separate lines when you are not in Smart Navigation. This sound helps you

identify that a link exists and gives you a chance to pause to hear about it or use TAB or the ARROW keys to move to it. To keep this sound from being

too intrusive, it is not heard if a line contains a link that is preceeded by less than five characters. For instance, a bulleted or numbered list that

contains a link directly after the number or bullet.

Use Settings Center to Configure Settings for a Specific Web Site

In JAWS 17, you can now apply settings changes to a specific web site domain

using Settings Center. For instance, if you use Smart Navigation and you have a particular web site where you would prefer not to have this feature active, you can open Settings Center from the current site and turn it off.
Smart
Navigation will continue working on all other web sites.

To configure web site specific settings, do the following:

list of 6 items
1. Open the web site where you want settings changes to apply.
2. Press INSERT+F2, select Settings Center, and press ENTER.
3. Press CTRL+SHIFT+W to open the settings file associated with the currently active web site. Alternatively, press SHIFT+TAB to move to the application list, press CTRL+HOME to move to the top of the list, and then press DOWN ARROW one time to move to the settings file for the current site. For example, if you open Settings Center from the Freedom Scientific web site, you should

see something like www.freedomscientific.com (Domain).
4. From the Search edit box, type all or part of the setting you want to change. For example, "smart" for Smart Navigation, "Forms" for Forms Mode options, etc.
5. Press DOWN ARROW to move to the filtered results of the Settings Center tree view and make your preferred settings changes.
6. Press TAB to move to the OK button and activate it with the SPACEBAR. The

changes are made and saved. Settings Center closes.
list end

Now, whatever you have set for the current web site should only be applied when any pages on this site are open and have focus. For example, if you set Smart Navigation to Controls and Tables for the Freedom Scientific web site,

it should be off for all other web sites which is the default, unless you are on Freedomscientific.com.

New Options Added to Startup Wizard

The Startup Wizard contains a series of pages that allow users to quickly configure some of the more commonly used JAWS options including speech settings, startup options, keyboard settings, verbosity options, and braille settings.

The Startup Wizard automatically launches after a full install of JAWS, but can be accessed any time through the JAWS Help menu. In JAWS 17, we have added a few more options we expect users will want convenient access to.

list of 2 items
. The page which follows the Run JAWS Settings page is now called Common Options. It contains new controls to configure Smart Navigation and Forms Mode.
. A new Braille Translation Settings page has been added directly after the Verbosity Settings page and before the Braille Settings page. It contains the following new options:

list of 3 items nesting level 1
. Language: Use this combo box to specify the Braille language. For example,

English, Spanish, French, German, and so on.
. Output: Use this combo box to configure the output mode for reading Braille on your display. The first option is always Computer Braille. The other available options depend on the currently selected language. For example, when the language is set to English United States, the available output modes are U.S.
English Grade 1, U.S. English Grade 2, Unified English Braille Grade 1, and Unified English Braille Grade 2. If you set the language to French, the available modes are French Grade 1 and French Grade 2.
. Input Use this combo box to specify the input mode used when typing Braille from the Perkins-style keyboard on your display. The first option is

always
Computer Braille. The other available option depends on the currently
selected output mode. For instance, if you have chosen to display Unified
English
Braille Grade 2, then you can choose to type in either Computer Braille or
Unified English Braille Grade 2. This setting is not available if the
selected
output mode is Computer Braille, or the selected output mode does not
support input.
list end nesting level 1
list end

Create domain specific scripts for Web Pages and Web Applications

JAWS has always provided the ability to script desktop applications,
enabling many non-standard applications to be made accessible to JAWS users.

In recent
years, however, more and more applications are being developed to run inside

web browsers. For example, Microsoft SharePoint and Google Docs are web
applications
that allow you to create, edit, and save documents, as well as collaborate
with other users, directly through web pages opened in Internet Explorer or
Firefox.

Since each web application can offer its own unique functionality, the JAWS
scripts for the web browser are too general to be of use for specific pages.
JAWS 17 extends the scripting functionality to enable you to create scripts
that only load when a particular web site is being accessed, so you can
customize
a web page or application to your specific needs. For instance, if you
created scripts for www.microsoft.com, these scripts would be loaded for any

page
opened on the Microsoft web site. Domain specific scripts are loaded on top
of the browser scripts so that JAWS can fall back to the general scripts in
situations where a domain specific script behavior is not available. This
gives scripters much more control when scripting a web-based application for
a client at a job site as they can create specific functionality for the
application without affecting how JAWS performs on other web pages.

To aid in creating domain specific scripts, three new script functions have
been added.

list of 3 items
. GetDocumentXML: This function obtains well-formed XML from the Dom Server
for parsing using the MSXML com object.
. PerformActionOnElementWithTagAndAttribute: This function finds an element
in the DOM by tag and attribute/value pair and performs an action on it such
as setFocus, makeVisible, doDefaultAction, leftClick, or rightClick.
. PerformActionOnElementWithID: This function finds an element in the DOM by

unique ID and performs an action on it such as setFocus, makeVisible,
doDefaultAction,
leftClick or rightClick.
list end

Using these functions, you could write scripts to do things like find and
speak a particular heading, add the numbers in the last row of a table and
speak
the total, and much more, all without moving the Virtual Cursor.

To demonstrate domain-specific scripting, we have included sample SharePoint

scripts that allow you to access web-based toolbars on a SharePoint domain
using the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke. To enable these sample scripts, do the
following:

list of 2 items
1. Create a confignames.ini file in your JAWS user settings folder located
at C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\Freedom
Scientific\JAWS\17.0\Settings\enu.
2. Add the following lines.
[Domains]
fsservices-my.sharepoint.com=SharePointWeb
list end

If the scripts are not working, meaning that toolbars cannot be activated
with the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke, check the address of the current domain.
If
necessary, add another line to your confignames.ini to enable that domain to

be recognized so that the sharePoint sample scripts load.

Liblouis Braille Translator now included for English

JAWS 17 has switched to the popular and widely accepted open-source Liblouis

braille translator. This new translation now offers both contracted and
uncontracted
Unified English Braille (UEB) and the more traditional Contracted English
Braille (CEB) when reading and writing. Starting in 2016, UEB will become
the
standard in the United States. Switching now to Liblouis will ensure JAWS
offers the latest standards for UEB translation.

New in JAWS Touch Screen Support

Since JAWS 15, users have had the ability to interact with the touch screens

found on various devices like the Dell Venue series of Windows tablets.
Using
one and multi-finger gestures such as taps, flicks, and swipes, users
navigate to and activate controls, read text, and perform other common JAWS
functions.
In JAWS 17, we have continued to enhance touch screen support by providing
access to the Windows touch keyboard as well as adding the ability to edit
and
select text in documents, messages, or web pages right from the touch
screen.

Support for the Windows Touch Keyboard

JAWS 17 offers full support for the Windows touch keyboard, enabling you to

write documents, email messages, and fill out forms on the Internet right
on your device's touch screen if you do not have access to a

physical keyboard. While a regular keyboard is still recommended for writing
lengthy documents or performing complex editing tasks, using

the Touch keyboard is convenient for writing a quick note, composing or
replying
to an email, or filling out a form on a web site.

To activate the Touch Keyboard, double tap the Start Touch Keyboard button
on the Desktop, or perform the new JAWS gesture, four-finger swipe down then
up. JAWS announces "opened Touch Keyboard" and plays an ascending sound.
Once enabled, the keyboard is positioned in the bottom part
of
the screen and each key is represented by a button. Use flick gestures to
move to each key, or drag your finger around the screen to
explore
and locate keys. While exploring, JAWS plays a unique set of sounds to alert

you when you enter or leave the area of the screen
containing
the touch keyboard. Once you become familiar with the touch keyboard layout,

you can tap at the location of each key. To close the touch keyboard,
perform
another four-finger swipe down then up. JAWS announces "closed touch
keyboard" and plays a descending sound.

JAWS offers two different modes for typing characters:

list of 2 items
. Standard Typing: A key is typed when a double tap or split tap is
performed on the screen after exploring to any of the keyboard buttons. If
alternative
characters are available for the current keyboard
button, a triple tap will open a panel of alternative keys related to the
selected
key. Performing a triple tap on any keyboard button in
the alternative characters panel will close the panel. Standard Typing is
the
default mode.
. Touch Typing: A key is typed when the finger is lifted from any of the
keyboard buttons, or a split tap is performed on the selected keyboard
button.
If alternative characters are available for the current
keyboard button, a split double tap will open a panel of alternative keys
related
to the selected key. Performing a split double tap on
any keyboard button in the alternative characters panel will close the
panel.

list end

Use the new Touch Keyboard settings group located in the main Keyboard group

in Settings center to change the typing mode as well as choose whether JAWS
announces characters, words, both characters and words, or is silent as you
type using the touch keyboard. You can also change how you are notified when
the touch keyboard or the panel of alternate characters opens and closes.

Note: Changing the feedback for the touch keyboard is separate from the
feedback for the physical keyboard. This means you can have JAWS say nothing

when
using a regular keyboard, but continue to announce both characters and words

when using the touch keyboard.

Text Selection and Other Improvements in Text Reading Mode

Text reading is one of the three gesture modes that can be activated by
rotating two fingers on the screen. JAWS 17 will now also automatically
switch
to Text Reading if you double tap on an element that supports cursor
navigation such as an article in the News app, or the text
area of
an editing application like Microsoft Word. When Text Reading is activated
using a double tap on a text element, for instance, the second paragraph of
a document, JAWS attempts to position the cursor at the location of the
double tap.

When Text Reading is active, flicking left or right moves by character,
flicking left or right with two fingers moves by word, flicking up or down
moves
by line, flicking up or down with two fingers moves by paragraph, flicking
left or right with three fingers moves to the beginning or end of a line,
and
flicking up or down with three fingers moves to the top or bottom of the
text area. In addition, you can now flick up or down with four fingers to
move
by page, similar to using PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN. These gestures also move
the cursor, enabling you to navigate to the location in a document where you
want to insert text or begin selecting text. For example, you could flick up

with two fingers to move to the prior paragraph, flick left or right to
position
the focus on a blank line, and then begin typing to insert text at that
location.

Performing a triple tap on the screen with one finger will now toggle text
selection on or off. When enabled, using any of the above text reading
gestures
will select the specific unit as well as move to it. For example, to move to

and select the next line, perform a triple tap and then flick down. Text
will
continue to be selected as you navigate until you perform a triple tap again

to turn it off. To read currently selected text, you can now perform a
two-finger
triple tap.

Other Touch Screen Improvements

Dragging a finger around the screen to explore and hear each element now
works in Text Reading mode in addition to Touch Navigation mode. If Text
Reading
is currently active and you explore to an item that does not support this
mode, JAWS will automatically switch back to Touch Navigation. As you
explore,
you can now have JAWS announce the character or word at the current location

by performing a split tap or split double tap.

If you encounter an element that does not support standard cursor
navigation, such as a button, or an item in a list, performing a
three-finger swipe down
then up now opens a Virtual Viewer window containing the name of the
element. You can then use the navigation gestures described above to review
this information.
This is useful if you want to review a control in greater detail that you
did not quite understand when it was announced by JAWS during exploration or
when tapping it. When this mode is active, you will not be able to navigate
to other items on the screen. If you explore outside of the Virtual Viewer,
JAWS plays a sound to indicate you are no longer in the window. Performing
the three-finger swipe down then up gesture again will close the Virtual
Viewer.

Tablet Orientation Notification

JAWS now indicates in both speech and braille when the screen orientation
changes between portrait and landscape. When changing to landscape, JAWS
says
"landscape, with home button to the left" or "landscape, with home button to

the right", depending on the position of the tablet. When changing to
portrait,
JAWS says "portrait" or "portrait flipped."

Explore Scripts

A new Explore Scripts shortcut has been added to the Utilities folder in
Windows 8 and later and the Explore JAWS submenu located under the JAWS
program
group in Windows 7 and earlier. Selecting this shortcut opens the folder
where the shared script files are stored.

Script Compatibility Mode

By default, scripts compiled using the Script Manager or the scompile.exe
command line tool in JAWS 17 will not work with prior versions of JAWS. This
is due to changes in JAWS 17 to improve the localization process. In order
to compile scripts that will work in JAWS 17 as well as prior versions,
select
the new Compatibility Mode option from the File Menu in Script Manager, or
use the -c command line option if using scompile.exe.

Note: If you compile scripts with the compatibility option, and your scripts

use messages defined in JSM files that ship with JAWS 17, those messages
will
always be in English regardless of the language of the JAWS version that is
running.

Sports Scores Lookup Sources Temporarily Removed from Research It

Until we can get cooperation from ESPN to allow access to their sports
results using the Research It feature, the MLB, NFL, NBA, and NCAA Scores
lookup
sources have been removed. We hope to add them back in the future once a
solution is reached.

Merge Utility No Longer Available

Major changes have been made to improve the JAWS localization process. This
included reorganizing many of the JAWS settings files. Due to these changes,
the Merge utility is no longer installed with JAWS 17 as settings from prior

versions cannot be merged. We are planning a solution for the future which
will replace this utility and provide an even greater benefit for our
customers.

Take care.
Mike
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Re: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

John J. Fioravanti, Jr.
 

Very helpful.
Thanks for that.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Mike B via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 9:08 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Mike B
Subject: Re: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

Hi Addison,

The differences between 32 & 64 bit computers are explained below.

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001498.htm

What is the difference between a 32-bit and 64-bit CPU?

Computer CPU
The two main categories of processors are 32-bit and 64-bit. The type of
processor a computer has not only affects its overall performance, but it
can also dictate what type of software it uses.

32-bit processor

The 32-bit processor was the primary processor used in all computers until
the early 1990s.
Intel
Pentium
processors and early
AMD
processors were 32-bit processors. The operating system and software on a
computer with a 32-bit processor is also 32-bit based, in that they work
with data units that are 32 bits wide. Windows 95, 98, and XP are all 32-bit
operating systems that were common on computers with 32-bit processors.

Note: A computer with a 32-bit processor cannot have a 64-bit version of an
operating system installed. It can only have a 32-bit version of an
operating system installed.

64-bit processor

The 64-bit computer has been around since
1961
when IBM created the IBM 7030 Stretch supercomputer. However, it was not
put into use in home computers until the early 2000s.
Microsoft released a 64-bit version of Windows XP to be used on computers
with a 64-bit processor. Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 also come
in 64-bit versions. Other software has been developed that is designed to
run on a 64-bit computer, which are 64-bit based as well, in that they work
with data units that are 64 bits wide.

Note: A computer with a 64-bit processor can have a 64-bit or 32-bit version
of an operating system installed. However, with a 32-bit operating system,
the 64-bit processor would not run at its full capability.

Note: On a computer with a 64-bit processor, you cannot run a 16-bit legacy
program. Many 32-bit programs will work with a 64-bit processor and
operating system, but some older 32-bit programs may not function properly,
or at all, due to limited or no compatibility.

Differences between a 32-bit and 64-bit CPU

A big difference between 32-bit processors and 64-bit processors is the
number of calculations per second they can perform, which affects the
speed
at which they can complete tasks. 64-bit processors can come in dual
core, quad core, six core, and eight core versions for home computing.
Multiple
cores allow for an increased number of calculations per second that can
be performed, which can increase the processing power and help make a
computer
run faster. Software programs that require many calculations to function
smoothly can operate faster and more efficiently on the multi-core
64-bit
processors, for the most part.

Another big difference between 32-bit processors and 64-bit processors is
the maximum amount of memory
(RAM)
that is supported. 32-bit computers support a maximum of 3-4GB of memory,
whereas a 64-bit computer can support memory amounts over 4 GB. This feature
is important for software programs used in graphic design, engineering, and
video editing as these programs have to perform many calculations to render
their images.

One thing to note is that 3D graphic programs and games do not benefit much,
if at all, from switching to a 64-bit computer, unless the program is a
64-bit program. A 32-bit processor is adequate for any program written for a
32-bit processor. In the case of computer games, you'll get a lot more
performance by upgrading the video card instead of getting a 64-bit
processor.

In the end, 64-bit processors are becoming more and more commonplace in home
computers. Most manufacturers build computers with 64-bit processors due to
cheaper prices and because more users are now using 64-bit operating systems
and programs. Computer parts retailers are offering fewer and fewer 32-bit
processors and soon may not offer any at all.
article end

Take care.
Mike
This email was sent from my, iBarstool. Go Dodgers, next year anyways!

----- Original Message -----
From: O.Addison Gethers via Jfw
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Cc: O.Addison Gethers
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 5:14 PM
Subject: RE: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New


Hello Mike,
I spoke with someone today at Freedom Scientific salesman about jaws 17 he
told me that I will be getting jaws 17 sometime next week ,when I do get
jaws 17 cds Can I still installed jaws 17 cds in laptop even though laptop
is 64 bits and desktop is 32 bits when I receive jaws 17 ? Can you
explained to me what is the difference between 32 bits for desktop for jaws
and 64 bits for laptop with jaws ?
Addison


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Mike B via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 6:42 PM
To: JFW List
Cc: Mike B
Subject: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

Hi All,

Below are the direct download links for Jaws 17 for both 32 & 64 bit
systems. Also, what's new is below the download links.

32 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1010enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1010enu-x64.exe

What's new:

JAWS 17 Features
Smart Navigation, More Efficient Interaction with Complex Web Pages and
Applications

Today and in the future, users will be faced with an increased need to work
with complex web forms, tables, and even applications that run inside of a
web browser. This will impact your day to day interactions with services
on-line such as banking and shopping, in addition to many web apps found in
both companies and government agencies. For instance, Internet Explorer can
be used to log onto a Microsoft SharePoint server to collaborate with other
co-workers and create and store documents. The new Smart NavigationT feature
is designed to make it more efficient when navigating web-based applications
with the Virtual Cursor as the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT and
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW commands move by control instead of character and word.
This makes navigation such as moving across toolbars, tab strips, and
navigation links more like navigating around a desktop application. Pressing
the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands twice quickly changes to
the traditional navigation by character, word, line, sentence, and paragraph
so you can review the text of the control. Smart Navigation resumes when you
move to a different control by pressing UP or DOWN ARROW or TAB.
Alternatively, you can use the INSERT+X command to quickly toggle between
Smart Navigation and the more traditional character and word navigation
depending on the type of web site you are navigating.


For example, if you use the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW keys to move across a tab
strip, you might hear JAWS announce something like; "Home tab selected,"
"Insert
tab," and "Page Layout tab." If you wanted to review the items on the tab
strip character by character, press the Say Character (NUM PAD 5), Say Word
(INSERT+NUM PAD 5), or Say Line (INSERT+UP ARROW) commands twice quickly.
You can now navigate by character or word until you press DOWN ARROW to move
away from the tab strip to another control.

Smart Navigation is off by default. To turn it on, there are a few ways.

The quickest way to enable Smart Navigation is through the Startup Wizard
which automatically launches after JAWS is installed. When the wizard
starts, select the Next button until you reach the Common Options page. You
will be focused on a group of radio buttons where you can use the ARROW keys
to choose the Smart Navigation option you want to use (Controls and Tables
or Controls). Pressing TAB moves you to another group of radio buttons that
allow you to select how Forms Mode activates. For the best experience with
Smart Navigation, it is recommended that users set Forms Mode to Semi-Auto
or Manual.
This prevents JAWS from unexpectedly turning on Forms Mode while navigating
with the ARROW keys. Once you have changed the options you want, continue
selecting Next until you reach the Braille Settings page and then select
Finish to save your changes. Smart Navigation will now be enabled for any
environments that use the Virtual Cursor.

Alternatively, Smart Navigation can be configured through Settings Center or
Quick Settings. For instance, you may want to use Smart Navigation in
Firefox, but not in Internet Explorer.

You can also temporarily toggle Smart Navigation on or off using the
INSERT+X command. For instance, if you have configured Smart Navigation
INSERT+to
be enabled
by default and you encounter a web page where you would prefer not to use
it, you can press INSERT+X to turn it off and use the more traditional
navigation.
JAWS will switch back to Smart Navigation when focus moves away from the
browser or you navigate to a different web site. This command is also useful
if you do not want to use the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands
twice quickly to switch to standard navigation. It offers the additional
benefit of not automatically switching back to Smart Navigation when you
move to a different control with the UP or DOWN ARROW keys. You can just
press
INSERT+X
again to toggle back to Smart Navigation when you are ready.

Note: When using this command to toggle Smart Navigation under certain
circumstances such as inside a table, focus will not always remain at the
location of the toggle. This is because the virtual document is reformatted
as JAWS goes in and out of Screen Layout.

Anytime you are using Smart Navigation, JAWS will work in Screen Layout.
This presents pages in the virtual buffer similar to how they appear
visually on the screen. Toolbar buttons or other lists of controls that are
visually laid out horizontally on the screen are displayed on one line in
the virtual document, allowing a single press of the DOWN ARROW to skip the
entire toolbar instead of having to move from button to button to get past
it.

For a great example, please try JAWS 17 on a web form such as the WebTrack
sample form on the Surf's Up pages. On this page, you will be able to see
the power of navigating more efficiently with the DOWN ARROW then in
previous versions.


Smart Navigation offers two modes, Controls and Tables, or Controls.
Controls and Tables offers the most complete experience with Smart
Navigation and
is the mode that is enabled when using the INSERT+X toggle.

When set to Controls and Tables and you are currently not in a table, most
web-based controls, including, but not limited to, buttons, links, edit
fields,
list boxes, tree views, and headings, are treated as single units when
navigating by character or word. Performing a Say Character, Say Word, and
Say Line
command twice quickly while focused on a control will switch to character
and word Navigation so you can use the traditional navigation by character,
word,
line, sentence, and paragraph to review a control, such as the text of a
button or link, in greater detail. Smart Navigation by controls
automatically
resumes when you move to another control using TAB or UP or DOWN ARROW.

If focused inside of a table, the RIGHT and LEFT ARROW keys move between
columns while the UP and DOWN ARROW keys move between rows. If you press
RIGHT
ARROW to move from the last column in the current row to the first column of

the next row, an ascending sound is heard. If you press LEFT ARROW to move
from the first column in the current row to the last column in the prior
row, a descending sound is heard. JAWS also announces the number of the row
that
was moved to.

When focused in a cell and it contains any controls, such as a heading, or
an edit field, pressing the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands
twice
quickly will switch to control navigation, and performing these commands
again twice quickly will switch to character and word navigation. If the
cell
does not contain controls, you can only switch to character and word
navigation. Moving focus away from the current table cell using LEFT or
RIGHT ARROW
will switch back to the prior navigation level, for example, pressing RIGHT
ARROW while in character and word navigation will return to Smart Navigation
in tables as soon as you move to a different cell. When you are in control
navigation, or character and word navigation, pressing UP or DOWN ARROW will
move to and read the entire row. Pressing UP or DOWN ARROW from the
beginning or end of the table will also resume Smart Navigation by Controls
and Tables.

For an example of using Smart Navigation in tables, visit the
Tables with JAWS and MAGic
page on the Surf's Up pages.

When set to Controls and focus is not in a table, navigation is the same as
the Controls and Tables option. The only difference is that if you encounter
a table, you will need to use the standard table reading commands
(CTRL+ALT+ARROW keys) or the Table layer (INSERT+SPACEBAR, t) to navigate
the table.


When Smart navigation is active, press ALT+DELETE or INSERT+TAB to have JAWS

announce the current Smart Navigation level.

New Sound Indication for Links

As you navigate by line with Smart Navigation active, JAWS plays a sound if
the current line contains one or more links which would generally be
displayed
on separate lines when you are not in Smart Navigation. This sound helps you

identify that a link exists and gives you a chance to pause to hear about
it or use TAB or the ARROW keys to move to it. To keep this sound from being

too intrusive, it is not heard if a line contains a link that is preceeded
by less than five characters. For instance, a bulleted or numbered list that

contains a link directly after the number or bullet.

Use Settings Center to Configure Settings for a Specific Web Site

In JAWS 17, you can now apply settings changes to a specific web site domain

using Settings Center. For instance, if you use Smart Navigation and you
have
a particular web site where you would prefer not to have this feature
active, you can open Settings Center from the current site and turn it off.
Smart
Navigation will continue working on all other web sites.

To configure web site specific settings, do the following:

list of 6 items
1. Open the web site where you want settings changes to apply.
2. Press INSERT+F2, select Settings Center, and press ENTER.
3. Press CTRL+SHIFT+W to open the settings file associated with the
currently active web site. Alternatively, press SHIFT+TAB to move to the
application
list, press CTRL+HOME to move to the top of the list, and then press DOWN
ARROW one time to move to the settings file for the current site. For
example,
if you open Settings Center from the Freedom Scientific web site, you should

see something like www.freedomscientific.com (Domain).
4. From the Search edit box, type all or part of the setting you want to
change. For example, "smart" for Smart Navigation, "Forms" for Forms Mode
options,
etc.
5. Press DOWN ARROW to move to the filtered results of the Settings Center
tree view and make your preferred settings changes.
6. Press TAB to move to the OK button and activate it with the SPACEBAR. The

changes are made and saved. Settings Center closes.
list end

Now, whatever you have set for the current web site should only be applied
when any pages on this site are open and have focus. For example, if you set
Smart Navigation to Controls and Tables for the Freedom Scientific web site,

it should be off for all other web sites which is the default, unless you
are on Freedomscientific.com.

New Options Added to Startup Wizard

The Startup Wizard contains a series of pages that allow users to quickly
configure some of the more commonly used JAWS options including speech
settings,
startup options, keyboard settings, verbosity options, and braille settings.

The Startup Wizard automatically launches after a full install of JAWS, but
can be accessed any time through the JAWS Help menu. In JAWS 17, we have
added a few more options we expect users will want convenient access to.

list of 2 items
. The page which follows the Run JAWS Settings page is now called Common
Options. It contains new controls to configure Smart Navigation and Forms
Mode.
. A new Braille Translation Settings page has been added directly after the
Verbosity Settings page and before the Braille Settings page. It contains
the
following new options:

list of 3 items nesting level 1
. Language: Use this combo box to specify the Braille language. For example,

English, Spanish, French, German, and so on.
. Output: Use this combo box to configure the output mode for reading
Braille on your display. The first option is always Computer Braille. The
other available
options depend on the currently selected language. For example, when the
language is set to English United States, the available output modes are
U.S.
English Grade 1, U.S. English Grade 2, Unified English Braille Grade 1, and
Unified English Braille Grade 2. If you set the language to French, the
available
modes are French Grade 1 and French Grade 2.
. Input Use this combo box to specify the input mode used when typing
Braille from the Perkins-style keyboard on your display. The first option is

always
Computer Braille. The other available option depends on the currently
selected output mode. For instance, if you have chosen to display Unified
English
Braille Grade 2, then you can choose to type in either Computer Braille or
Unified English Braille Grade 2. This setting is not available if the
selected
output mode is Computer Braille, or the selected output mode does not
support input.
list end nesting level 1
list end

Create domain specific scripts for Web Pages and Web Applications

JAWS has always provided the ability to script desktop applications,
enabling many non-standard applications to be made accessible to JAWS users.

In recent
years, however, more and more applications are being developed to run inside

web browsers. For example, Microsoft SharePoint and Google Docs are web
applications
that allow you to create, edit, and save documents, as well as collaborate
with other users, directly through web pages opened in Internet Explorer or
Firefox.

Since each web application can offer its own unique functionality, the JAWS
scripts for the web browser are too general to be of use for specific pages.
JAWS 17 extends the scripting functionality to enable you to create scripts
that only load when a particular web site is being accessed, so you can
customize
a web page or application to your specific needs. For instance, if you
created scripts for www.microsoft.com, these scripts would be loaded for any

page
opened on the Microsoft web site. Domain specific scripts are loaded on top
of the browser scripts so that JAWS can fall back to the general scripts in
situations where a domain specific script behavior is not available. This
gives scripters much more control when scripting a web-based application for
a client at a job site as they can create specific functionality for the
application without affecting how JAWS performs on other web pages.

To aid in creating domain specific scripts, three new script functions have
been added.

list of 3 items
. GetDocumentXML: This function obtains well-formed XML from the Dom Server
for parsing using the MSXML com object.
. PerformActionOnElementWithTagAndAttribute: This function finds an element
in the DOM by tag and attribute/value pair and performs an action on it such
as setFocus, makeVisible, doDefaultAction, leftClick, or rightClick.
. PerformActionOnElementWithID: This function finds an element in the DOM by

unique ID and performs an action on it such as setFocus, makeVisible,
doDefaultAction,
leftClick or rightClick.
list end

Using these functions, you could write scripts to do things like find and
speak a particular heading, add the numbers in the last row of a table and
speak
the total, and much more, all without moving the Virtual Cursor.

To demonstrate domain-specific scripting, we have included sample SharePoint

scripts that allow you to access web-based toolbars on a SharePoint domain
using the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke. To enable these sample scripts, do the
following:

list of 2 items
1. Create a confignames.ini file in your JAWS user settings folder located
at C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\Freedom
Scientific\JAWS\17.0\Settings\enu.
2. Add the following lines.
[Domains]
fsservices-my.sharepoint.com=SharePointWeb
list end

If the scripts are not working, meaning that toolbars cannot be activated
with the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke, check the address of the current domain.
If
necessary, add another line to your confignames.ini to enable that domain to

be recognized so that the sharePoint sample scripts load.

Liblouis Braille Translator now included for English

JAWS 17 has switched to the popular and widely accepted open-source Liblouis

braille translator. This new translation now offers both contracted and
uncontracted
Unified English Braille (UEB) and the more traditional Contracted English
Braille (CEB) when reading and writing. Starting in 2016, UEB will become
the
standard in the United States. Switching now to Liblouis will ensure JAWS
offers the latest standards for UEB translation.

New in JAWS Touch Screen Support

Since JAWS 15, users have had the ability to interact with the touch screens

found on various devices like the Dell Venue series of Windows tablets.
Using
one and multi-finger gestures such as taps, flicks, and swipes, users
navigate to and activate controls, read text, and perform other common JAWS
functions.
In JAWS 17, we have continued to enhance touch screen support by providing
access to the Windows touch keyboard as well as adding the ability to edit
and
select text in documents, messages, or web pages right from the touch
screen.

Support for the Windows Touch Keyboard

JAWS 17 offers full support for the Windows touch keyboard, enabling you to

write documents, email messages, and fill out forms on the Internet right
on your device's touch screen if you do not have access to a

physical keyboard. While a regular keyboard is still recommended for writing
lengthy documents or performing complex editing tasks, using

the Touch keyboard is convenient for writing a quick note, composing or
replying
to an email, or filling out a form on a web site.

To activate the Touch Keyboard, double tap the Start Touch Keyboard button
on the Desktop, or perform the new JAWS gesture, four-finger swipe down then
up. JAWS announces "opened Touch Keyboard" and plays an ascending sound.
Once enabled, the keyboard is positioned in the bottom part
of
the screen and each key is represented by a button. Use flick gestures to
move to each key, or drag your finger around the screen to
explore
and locate keys. While exploring, JAWS plays a unique set of sounds to alert

you when you enter or leave the area of the screen
containing
the touch keyboard. Once you become familiar with the touch keyboard layout,

you can tap at the location of each key. To close the touch keyboard,
perform
another four-finger swipe down then up. JAWS announces "closed touch
keyboard" and plays a descending sound.

JAWS offers two different modes for typing characters:

list of 2 items
. Standard Typing: A key is typed when a double tap or split tap is
performed on the screen after exploring to any of the keyboard buttons. If
alternative
characters are available for the current keyboard
button, a triple tap will open a panel of alternative keys related to the
selected
key. Performing a triple tap on any keyboard button in
the alternative characters panel will close the panel. Standard Typing is
the
default mode.
. Touch Typing: A key is typed when the finger is lifted from any of the
keyboard buttons, or a split tap is performed on the selected keyboard
button.
If alternative characters are available for the current
keyboard button, a split double tap will open a panel of alternative keys
related
to the selected key. Performing a split double tap on
any keyboard button in the alternative characters panel will close the
panel.

list end

Use the new Touch Keyboard settings group located in the main Keyboard group

in Settings center to change the typing mode as well as choose whether JAWS
announces characters, words, both characters and words, or is silent as you
type using the touch keyboard. You can also change how you are notified when
the touch keyboard or the panel of alternate characters opens and closes.

Note: Changing the feedback for the touch keyboard is separate from the
feedback for the physical keyboard. This means you can have JAWS say nothing

when
using a regular keyboard, but continue to announce both characters and words

when using the touch keyboard.

Text Selection and Other Improvements in Text Reading Mode

Text reading is one of the three gesture modes that can be activated by
rotating two fingers on the screen. JAWS 17 will now also automatically
switch
to Text Reading if you double tap on an element that supports cursor
navigation such as an article in the News app, or the text
area of
an editing application like Microsoft Word. When Text Reading is activated
using a double tap on a text element, for instance, the second paragraph of
a document, JAWS attempts to position the cursor at the location of the
double tap.

When Text Reading is active, flicking left or right moves by character,
flicking left or right with two fingers moves by word, flicking up or down
moves
by line, flicking up or down with two fingers moves by paragraph, flicking
left or right with three fingers moves to the beginning or end of a line,
and
flicking up or down with three fingers moves to the top or bottom of the
text area. In addition, you can now flick up or down with four fingers to
move
by page, similar to using PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN. These gestures also move
the cursor, enabling you to navigate to the location in a document where you
want to insert text or begin selecting text. For example, you could flick up

with two fingers to move to the prior paragraph, flick left or right to
position
the focus on a blank line, and then begin typing to insert text at that
location.

Performing a triple tap on the screen with one finger will now toggle text
selection on or off. When enabled, using any of the above text reading
gestures
will select the specific unit as well as move to it. For example, to move to

and select the next line, perform a triple tap and then flick down. Text
will
continue to be selected as you navigate until you perform a triple tap again

to turn it off. To read currently selected text, you can now perform a
two-finger
triple tap.

Other Touch Screen Improvements

Dragging a finger around the screen to explore and hear each element now
works in Text Reading mode in addition to Touch Navigation mode. If Text
Reading
is currently active and you explore to an item that does not support this
mode, JAWS will automatically switch back to Touch Navigation. As you
explore,
you can now have JAWS announce the character or word at the current location

by performing a split tap or split double tap.

If you encounter an element that does not support standard cursor
navigation, such as a button, or an item in a list, performing a
three-finger swipe down
then up now opens a Virtual Viewer window containing the name of the
element. You can then use the navigation gestures described above to review
this information.
This is useful if you want to review a control in greater detail that you
did not quite understand when it was announced by JAWS during exploration or
when tapping it. When this mode is active, you will not be able to navigate
to other items on the screen. If you explore outside of the Virtual Viewer,
JAWS plays a sound to indicate you are no longer in the window. Performing
the three-finger swipe down then up gesture again will close the Virtual
Viewer.

Tablet Orientation Notification

JAWS now indicates in both speech and braille when the screen orientation
changes between portrait and landscape. When changing to landscape, JAWS
says
"landscape, with home button to the left" or "landscape, with home button to

the right", depending on the position of the tablet. When changing to
portrait,
JAWS says "portrait" or "portrait flipped."

Explore Scripts

A new Explore Scripts shortcut has been added to the Utilities folder in
Windows 8 and later and the Explore JAWS submenu located under the JAWS
program
group in Windows 7 and earlier. Selecting this shortcut opens the folder
where the shared script files are stored.

Script Compatibility Mode

By default, scripts compiled using the Script Manager or the scompile.exe
command line tool in JAWS 17 will not work with prior versions of JAWS. This
is due to changes in JAWS 17 to improve the localization process. In order
to compile scripts that will work in JAWS 17 as well as prior versions,
select
the new Compatibility Mode option from the File Menu in Script Manager, or
use the -c command line option if using scompile.exe.

Note: If you compile scripts with the compatibility option, and your scripts

use messages defined in JSM files that ship with JAWS 17, those messages
will
always be in English regardless of the language of the JAWS version that is
running.

Sports Scores Lookup Sources Temporarily Removed from Research It

Until we can get cooperation from ESPN to allow access to their sports
results using the Research It feature, the MLB, NFL, NBA, and NCAA Scores
lookup
sources have been removed. We hope to add them back in the future once a
solution is reached.

Merge Utility No Longer Available

Major changes have been made to improve the JAWS localization process. This
included reorganizing many of the JAWS settings files. Due to these changes,
the Merge utility is no longer installed with JAWS 17 as settings from prior

versions cannot be merged. We are planning a solution for the future which
will replace this utility and provide an even greater benefit for our
customers.

Take care.
Mike
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Re: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

Tony Schnurr
 

Addison,
When you get the CD; it will have both the 32 and the 64-bit version. When you put the CD in your drive it will detect which processor you have and install the appropriate version.
Regards
Tony

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 29, 2015, at 20:14, O.Addison Gethers via Jfw <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com> wrote:

Hello Mike,
I spoke with someone today at Freedom Scientific salesman about jaws 17 he
told me that I will be getting jaws 17 sometime next week ,when I do get
jaws 17 cds Can I still installed jaws 17 cds in laptop even though laptop
is 64 bits and desktop is 32 bits when I receive jaws 17 ? Can you
explained to me what is the difference between 32 bits for desktop for jaws
and 64 bits for laptop with jaws ?
Addison


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Mike B via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 6:42 PM
To: JFW List
Cc: Mike B
Subject: Jaws 17 Download Links & What's New

Hi All,

Below are the direct download links for Jaws 17 for both 32 & 64 bit
systems. Also, what's new is below the download links.

32 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1010enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://files.freedomscientific.com/WebFiles/JAWS/J17.0.1010enu-x64.exe

What's new:

JAWS 17 Features
Smart Navigation, More Efficient Interaction with Complex Web Pages and
Applications

Today and in the future, users will be faced with an increased need to work
with complex web forms, tables, and even applications that run inside of a
web browser. This will impact your day to day interactions with services
on-line such as banking and shopping, in addition to many web apps found in
both companies and government agencies. For instance, Internet Explorer can
be used to log onto a Microsoft SharePoint server to collaborate with other
co-workers and create and store documents. The new Smart NavigationT feature
is designed to make it more efficient when navigating web-based applications
with the Virtual Cursor as the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT and
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW commands move by control instead of character and word.
This makes navigation such as moving across toolbars, tab strips, and
navigation links more like navigating around a desktop application. Pressing
the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands twice quickly changes to
the traditional navigation by character, word, line, sentence, and paragraph
so you can review the text of the control. Smart Navigation resumes when you
move to a different control by pressing UP or DOWN ARROW or TAB.
Alternatively, you can use the INSERT+X command to quickly toggle between
Smart Navigation and the more traditional character and word navigation
depending on the type of web site you are navigating.


For example, if you use the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW keys to move across a tab
strip, you might hear JAWS announce something like; "Home tab selected,"
"Insert
tab," and "Page Layout tab." If you wanted to review the items on the tab
strip character by character, press the Say Character (NUM PAD 5), Say Word
(INSERT+NUM PAD 5), or Say Line (INSERT+UP ARROW) commands twice quickly.
You can now navigate by character or word until you press DOWN ARROW to move
away from the tab strip to another control.

Smart Navigation is off by default. To turn it on, there are a few ways.

The quickest way to enable Smart Navigation is through the Startup Wizard
which automatically launches after JAWS is installed. When the wizard
starts, select the Next button until you reach the Common Options page. You
will be focused on a group of radio buttons where you can use the ARROW keys
to choose the Smart Navigation option you want to use (Controls and Tables
or Controls). Pressing TAB moves you to another group of radio buttons that
allow you to select how Forms Mode activates. For the best experience with
Smart Navigation, it is recommended that users set Forms Mode to Semi-Auto
or Manual.
This prevents JAWS from unexpectedly turning on Forms Mode while navigating
with the ARROW keys. Once you have changed the options you want, continue
selecting Next until you reach the Braille Settings page and then select
Finish to save your changes. Smart Navigation will now be enabled for any
environments that use the Virtual Cursor.

Alternatively, Smart Navigation can be configured through Settings Center or
Quick Settings. For instance, you may want to use Smart Navigation in
Firefox, but not in Internet Explorer.

You can also temporarily toggle Smart Navigation on or off using the
INSERT+X command. For instance, if you have configured Smart Navigation
INSERT+to
be enabled
by default and you encounter a web page where you would prefer not to use
it, you can press INSERT+X to turn it off and use the more traditional
navigation.
JAWS will switch back to Smart Navigation when focus moves away from the
browser or you navigate to a different web site. This command is also useful
if you do not want to use the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands
twice quickly to switch to standard navigation. It offers the additional
benefit of not automatically switching back to Smart Navigation when you
move to a different control with the UP or DOWN ARROW keys. You can just
press
INSERT+X
again to toggle back to Smart Navigation when you are ready.

Note: When using this command to toggle Smart Navigation under certain
circumstances such as inside a table, focus will not always remain at the
location of the toggle. This is because the virtual document is reformatted
as JAWS goes in and out of Screen Layout.

Anytime you are using Smart Navigation, JAWS will work in Screen Layout.
This presents pages in the virtual buffer similar to how they appear
visually on the screen. Toolbar buttons or other lists of controls that are
visually laid out horizontally on the screen are displayed on one line in
the virtual document, allowing a single press of the DOWN ARROW to skip the
entire toolbar instead of having to move from button to button to get past
it.

For a great example, please try JAWS 17 on a web form such as the WebTrack
sample form on the Surf's Up pages. On this page, you will be able to see
the power of navigating more efficiently with the DOWN ARROW then in
previous versions.


Smart Navigation offers two modes, Controls and Tables, or Controls.
Controls and Tables offers the most complete experience with Smart
Navigation and
is the mode that is enabled when using the INSERT+X toggle.

When set to Controls and Tables and you are currently not in a table, most
web-based controls, including, but not limited to, buttons, links, edit
fields,
list boxes, tree views, and headings, are treated as single units when
navigating by character or word. Performing a Say Character, Say Word, and
Say Line
command twice quickly while focused on a control will switch to character
and word Navigation so you can use the traditional navigation by character,
word,
line, sentence, and paragraph to review a control, such as the text of a
button or link, in greater detail. Smart Navigation by controls
automatically
resumes when you move to another control using TAB or UP or DOWN ARROW.

If focused inside of a table, the RIGHT and LEFT ARROW keys move between
columns while the UP and DOWN ARROW keys move between rows. If you press
RIGHT
ARROW to move from the last column in the current row to the first column of

the next row, an ascending sound is heard. If you press LEFT ARROW to move
from the first column in the current row to the last column in the prior
row, a descending sound is heard. JAWS also announces the number of the row
that
was moved to.

When focused in a cell and it contains any controls, such as a heading, or
an edit field, pressing the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands
twice
quickly will switch to control navigation, and performing these commands
again twice quickly will switch to character and word navigation. If the
cell
does not contain controls, you can only switch to character and word
navigation. Moving focus away from the current table cell using LEFT or
RIGHT ARROW
will switch back to the prior navigation level, for example, pressing RIGHT
ARROW while in character and word navigation will return to Smart Navigation
in tables as soon as you move to a different cell. When you are in control
navigation, or character and word navigation, pressing UP or DOWN ARROW will
move to and read the entire row. Pressing UP or DOWN ARROW from the
beginning or end of the table will also resume Smart Navigation by Controls
and Tables.

For an example of using Smart Navigation in tables, visit the
Tables with JAWS and MAGic
page on the Surf's Up pages.

When set to Controls and focus is not in a table, navigation is the same as
the Controls and Tables option. The only difference is that if you encounter
a table, you will need to use the standard table reading commands
(CTRL+ALT+ARROW keys) or the Table layer (INSERT+SPACEBAR, t) to navigate
the table.


When Smart navigation is active, press ALT+DELETE or INSERT+TAB to have JAWS

announce the current Smart Navigation level.

New Sound Indication for Links

As you navigate by line with Smart Navigation active, JAWS plays a sound if
the current line contains one or more links which would generally be
displayed
on separate lines when you are not in Smart Navigation. This sound helps you

identify that a link exists and gives you a chance to pause to hear about
it or use TAB or the ARROW keys to move to it. To keep this sound from being

too intrusive, it is not heard if a line contains a link that is preceeded
by less than five characters. For instance, a bulleted or numbered list that

contains a link directly after the number or bullet.

Use Settings Center to Configure Settings for a Specific Web Site

In JAWS 17, you can now apply settings changes to a specific web site domain

using Settings Center. For instance, if you use Smart Navigation and you
have
a particular web site where you would prefer not to have this feature
active, you can open Settings Center from the current site and turn it off.
Smart
Navigation will continue working on all other web sites.

To configure web site specific settings, do the following:

list of 6 items
1. Open the web site where you want settings changes to apply.
2. Press INSERT+F2, select Settings Center, and press ENTER.
3. Press CTRL+SHIFT+W to open the settings file associated with the
currently active web site. Alternatively, press SHIFT+TAB to move to the
application
list, press CTRL+HOME to move to the top of the list, and then press DOWN
ARROW one time to move to the settings file for the current site. For
example,
if you open Settings Center from the Freedom Scientific web site, you should

see something like www.freedomscientific.com (Domain).
4. From the Search edit box, type all or part of the setting you want to
change. For example, "smart" for Smart Navigation, "Forms" for Forms Mode
options,
etc.
5. Press DOWN ARROW to move to the filtered results of the Settings Center
tree view and make your preferred settings changes.
6. Press TAB to move to the OK button and activate it with the SPACEBAR. The

changes are made and saved. Settings Center closes.
list end

Now, whatever you have set for the current web site should only be applied
when any pages on this site are open and have focus. For example, if you set
Smart Navigation to Controls and Tables for the Freedom Scientific web site,

it should be off for all other web sites which is the default, unless you
are on Freedomscientific.com.

New Options Added to Startup Wizard

The Startup Wizard contains a series of pages that allow users to quickly
configure some of the more commonly used JAWS options including speech
settings,
startup options, keyboard settings, verbosity options, and braille settings.

The Startup Wizard automatically launches after a full install of JAWS, but
can be accessed any time through the JAWS Help menu. In JAWS 17, we have
added a few more options we expect users will want convenient access to.

list of 2 items
. The page which follows the Run JAWS Settings page is now called Common
Options. It contains new controls to configure Smart Navigation and Forms
Mode.
. A new Braille Translation Settings page has been added directly after the
Verbosity Settings page and before the Braille Settings page. It contains
the
following new options:

list of 3 items nesting level 1
. Language: Use this combo box to specify the Braille language. For example,

English, Spanish, French, German, and so on.
. Output: Use this combo box to configure the output mode for reading
Braille on your display. The first option is always Computer Braille. The
other available
options depend on the currently selected language. For example, when the
language is set to English United States, the available output modes are
U.S.
English Grade 1, U.S. English Grade 2, Unified English Braille Grade 1, and
Unified English Braille Grade 2. If you set the language to French, the
available
modes are French Grade 1 and French Grade 2.
. Input Use this combo box to specify the input mode used when typing
Braille from the Perkins-style keyboard on your display. The first option is

always
Computer Braille. The other available option depends on the currently
selected output mode. For instance, if you have chosen to display Unified
English
Braille Grade 2, then you can choose to type in either Computer Braille or
Unified English Braille Grade 2. This setting is not available if the
selected
output mode is Computer Braille, or the selected output mode does not
support input.
list end nesting level 1
list end

Create domain specific scripts for Web Pages and Web Applications

JAWS has always provided the ability to script desktop applications,
enabling many non-standard applications to be made accessible to JAWS users.

In recent
years, however, more and more applications are being developed to run inside

web browsers. For example, Microsoft SharePoint and Google Docs are web
applications
that allow you to create, edit, and save documents, as well as collaborate
with other users, directly through web pages opened in Internet Explorer or
Firefox.

Since each web application can offer its own unique functionality, the JAWS
scripts for the web browser are too general to be of use for specific pages.
JAWS 17 extends the scripting functionality to enable you to create scripts
that only load when a particular web site is being accessed, so you can
customize
a web page or application to your specific needs. For instance, if you
created scripts for www.microsoft.com, these scripts would be loaded for any

page
opened on the Microsoft web site. Domain specific scripts are loaded on top
of the browser scripts so that JAWS can fall back to the general scripts in
situations where a domain specific script behavior is not available. This
gives scripters much more control when scripting a web-based application for
a client at a job site as they can create specific functionality for the
application without affecting how JAWS performs on other web pages.

To aid in creating domain specific scripts, three new script functions have
been added.

list of 3 items
. GetDocumentXML: This function obtains well-formed XML from the Dom Server
for parsing using the MSXML com object.
. PerformActionOnElementWithTagAndAttribute: This function finds an element
in the DOM by tag and attribute/value pair and performs an action on it such
as setFocus, makeVisible, doDefaultAction, leftClick, or rightClick.
. PerformActionOnElementWithID: This function finds an element in the DOM by

unique ID and performs an action on it such as setFocus, makeVisible,
doDefaultAction,
leftClick or rightClick.
list end

Using these functions, you could write scripts to do things like find and
speak a particular heading, add the numbers in the last row of a table and
speak
the total, and much more, all without moving the Virtual Cursor.

To demonstrate domain-specific scripting, we have included sample SharePoint

scripts that allow you to access web-based toolbars on a SharePoint domain
using the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke. To enable these sample scripts, do the
following:

list of 2 items
1. Create a confignames.ini file in your JAWS user settings folder located
at C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\Freedom
Scientific\JAWS\17.0\Settings\enu.
2. Add the following lines.
[Domains]
fsservices-my.sharepoint.com=SharePointWeb
list end

If the scripts are not working, meaning that toolbars cannot be activated
with the INSERT+CTRL+F8 keystroke, check the address of the current domain.
If
necessary, add another line to your confignames.ini to enable that domain to

be recognized so that the sharePoint sample scripts load.

Liblouis Braille Translator now included for English

JAWS 17 has switched to the popular and widely accepted open-source Liblouis

braille translator. This new translation now offers both contracted and
uncontracted
Unified English Braille (UEB) and the more traditional Contracted English
Braille (CEB) when reading and writing. Starting in 2016, UEB will become
the
standard in the United States. Switching now to Liblouis will ensure JAWS
offers the latest standards for UEB translation.

New in JAWS Touch Screen Support

Since JAWS 15, users have had the ability to interact with the touch screens

found on various devices like the Dell Venue series of Windows tablets.
Using
one and multi-finger gestures such as taps, flicks, and swipes, users
navigate to and activate controls, read text, and perform other common JAWS
functions.
In JAWS 17, we have continued to enhance touch screen support by providing
access to the Windows touch keyboard as well as adding the ability to edit
and
select text in documents, messages, or web pages right from the touch
screen.

Support for the Windows Touch Keyboard

JAWS 17 offers full support for the Windows touch keyboard, enabling you to

write documents, email messages, and fill out forms on the Internet right
on your device's touch screen if you do not have access to a

physical keyboard. While a regular keyboard is still recommended for writing
lengthy documents or performing complex editing tasks, using

the Touch keyboard is convenient for writing a quick note, composing or
replying
to an email, or filling out a form on a web site.

To activate the Touch Keyboard, double tap the Start Touch Keyboard button
on the Desktop, or perform the new JAWS gesture, four-finger swipe down then
up. JAWS announces "opened Touch Keyboard" and plays an ascending sound.
Once enabled, the keyboard is positioned in the bottom part
of
the screen and each key is represented by a button. Use flick gestures to
move to each key, or drag your finger around the screen to
explore
and locate keys. While exploring, JAWS plays a unique set of sounds to alert

you when you enter or leave the area of the screen
containing
the touch keyboard. Once you become familiar with the touch keyboard layout,

you can tap at the location of each key. To close the touch keyboard,
perform
another four-finger swipe down then up. JAWS announces "closed touch
keyboard" and plays a descending sound.

JAWS offers two different modes for typing characters:

list of 2 items
. Standard Typing: A key is typed when a double tap or split tap is
performed on the screen after exploring to any of the keyboard buttons. If
alternative
characters are available for the current keyboard
button, a triple tap will open a panel of alternative keys related to the
selected
key. Performing a triple tap on any keyboard button in
the alternative characters panel will close the panel. Standard Typing is
the
default mode.
. Touch Typing: A key is typed when the finger is lifted from any of the
keyboard buttons, or a split tap is performed on the selected keyboard
button.
If alternative characters are available for the current
keyboard button, a split double tap will open a panel of alternative keys
related
to the selected key. Performing a split double tap on
any keyboard button in the alternative characters panel will close the
panel.

list end

Use the new Touch Keyboard settings group located in the main Keyboard group

in Settings center to change the typing mode as well as choose whether JAWS
announces characters, words, both characters and words, or is silent as you
type using the touch keyboard. You can also change how you are notified when
the touch keyboard or the panel of alternate characters opens and closes.

Note: Changing the feedback for the touch keyboard is separate from the
feedback for the physical keyboard. This means you can have JAWS say nothing

when
using a regular keyboard, but continue to announce both characters and words

when using the touch keyboard.

Text Selection and Other Improvements in Text Reading Mode

Text reading is one of the three gesture modes that can be activated by
rotating two fingers on the screen. JAWS 17 will now also automatically
switch
to Text Reading if you double tap on an element that supports cursor
navigation such as an article in the News app, or the text
area of
an editing application like Microsoft Word. When Text Reading is activated
using a double tap on a text element, for instance, the second paragraph of
a document, JAWS attempts to position the cursor at the location of the
double tap.

When Text Reading is active, flicking left or right moves by character,
flicking left or right with two fingers moves by word, flicking up or down
moves
by line, flicking up or down with two fingers moves by paragraph, flicking
left or right with three fingers moves to the beginning or end of a line,
and
flicking up or down with three fingers moves to the top or bottom of the
text area. In addition, you can now flick up or down with four fingers to
move
by page, similar to using PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN. These gestures also move
the cursor, enabling you to navigate to the location in a document where you
want to insert text or begin selecting text. For example, you could flick up

with two fingers to move to the prior paragraph, flick left or right to
position
the focus on a blank line, and then begin typing to insert text at that
location.

Performing a triple tap on the screen with one finger will now toggle text
selection on or off. When enabled, using any of the above text reading
gestures
will select the specific unit as well as move to it. For example, to move to

and select the next line, perform a triple tap and then flick down. Text
will
continue to be selected as you navigate until you perform a triple tap again

to turn it off. To read currently selected text, you can now perform a
two-finger
triple tap.

Other Touch Screen Improvements

Dragging a finger around the screen to explore and hear each element now
works in Text Reading mode in addition to Touch Navigation mode. If Text
Reading
is currently active and you explore to an item that does not support this
mode, JAWS will automatically switch back to Touch Navigation. As you
explore,
you can now have JAWS announce the character or word at the current location

by performing a split tap or split double tap.

If you encounter an element that does not support standard cursor
navigation, such as a button, or an item in a list, performing a
three-finger swipe down
then up now opens a Virtual Viewer window containing the name of the
element. You can then use the navigation gestures described above to review
this information.
This is useful if you want to review a control in greater detail that you
did not quite understand when it was announced by JAWS during exploration or
when tapping it. When this mode is active, you will not be able to navigate
to other items on the screen. If you explore outside of the Virtual Viewer,
JAWS plays a sound to indicate you are no longer in the window. Performing
the three-finger swipe down then up gesture again will close the Virtual
Viewer.

Tablet Orientation Notification

JAWS now indicates in both speech and braille when the screen orientation
changes between portrait and landscape. When changing to landscape, JAWS
says
"landscape, with home button to the left" or "landscape, with home button to

the right", depending on the position of the tablet. When changing to
portrait,
JAWS says "portrait" or "portrait flipped."

Explore Scripts

A new Explore Scripts shortcut has been added to the Utilities folder in
Windows 8 and later and the Explore JAWS submenu located under the JAWS
program
group in Windows 7 and earlier. Selecting this shortcut opens the folder
where the shared script files are stored.

Script Compatibility Mode

By default, scripts compiled using the Script Manager or the scompile.exe
command line tool in JAWS 17 will not work with prior versions of JAWS. This
is due to changes in JAWS 17 to improve the localization process. In order
to compile scripts that will work in JAWS 17 as well as prior versions,
select
the new Compatibility Mode option from the File Menu in Script Manager, or
use the -c command line option if using scompile.exe.

Note: If you compile scripts with the compatibility option, and your scripts

use messages defined in JSM files that ship with JAWS 17, those messages
will
always be in English regardless of the language of the JAWS version that is
running.

Sports Scores Lookup Sources Temporarily Removed from Research It

Until we can get cooperation from ESPN to allow access to their sports
results using the Research It feature, the MLB, NFL, NBA, and NCAA Scores
lookup
sources have been removed. We hope to add them back in the future once a
solution is reached.

Merge Utility No Longer Available

Major changes have been made to improve the JAWS localization process. This
included reorganizing many of the JAWS settings files. Due to these changes,
the Merge utility is no longer installed with JAWS 17 as settings from prior

versions cannot be merged. We are planning a solution for the future which
will replace this utility and provide an even greater benefit for our
customers.

Take care.
Mike
This email was sent from my, iBarstool. Go Dodgers, next year anyways!
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