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moderated Re: JAWS and creativity

 

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 04:43 PM, Thabo Baseki wrote:
There are certain tasks that I would like to perform on Microsoft publisher
Without specific examples of what you are unable to do, it's really impossible for anyone to give a coherent answer.
 
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moderated Re: websites pestering me to turn on screen reader mode

Vaughan Dodd
 

I have found it generally next to useless – more of a nag than truly functional.

 

My bank has this feature, but the site has evolved over time to be less and less accessible – making more use of frames and multiple tabs. It seems as if ‘screen reader mode” was a suggestion, but its actual development to be truly helpful has languished.

 

 

Vaughan.

 

 

 

 

 

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+6421 784 856.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of dennis
Sent: Friday, 24 April 2020 9:01 am
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: websites pestering me to turn on screen reader mode

 

if i enable it every time i click on a link or button my computer bleeps. i don't mean through the speakers, i mean from inside the case. i hate it!

On 4/23/2020 2:26 PM, David Csercsics wrote:

Yes, but I'm not sure it's a problem. Usually if a website has a screen reader mode, I assume it's designed to make the site work better with a screen reader and enable it. I'd rather be told about the mode, because sometimes they also have extra help for using the website with a screen reader. I usually use NVDA, if that makes a difference. What problems does this cause for you? Would you rather it could autodetect your screen reader?


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moderated Re: websites pestering me to turn on screen reader mode

 

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 05:00 PM, dennis wrote:
i don't mean through the speakers, i mean from inside the case. i hate it!
Well, this is an entirely idiosyncratic behavior.  I have never, in over a decade of tutoring JAWS, seen this occur.  I would hate it, too!

If you're using Windows 10 on that machine consider going to the step discussing SFC & DISM and starting there in Britechguy’s Standard Advice Regarding Windows 10 Issues and Their Repair

 

 

 
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moderated Name of JAWS feature that lets web browsers to read across a line of links instead of up or down?

Frank Ventura
 

Hi all, there is a setting in JAWS that allows a person to read links on a web page left to right as they are viewed by a sighted person, instead of the normal up and down. It has been in for a few versions of JAWS. Can anyone think of the name of that feature?

Thanks

Frank Ventura

 


moderated Re: websites pestering me to turn on screen reader mode

dennis
 

if i enable it every time i click on a link or button my computer bleeps. i don't mean through the speakers, i mean from inside the case. i hate it!

On 4/23/2020 2:26 PM, David Csercsics wrote:
Yes, but I'm not sure it's a problem. Usually if a website has a screen reader mode, I assume it's designed to make the site work better with a screen reader and enable it. I'd rather be told about the mode, because sometimes they also have extra help for using the website with a screen reader. I usually use NVDA, if that makes a difference. What problems does this cause for you? Would you rather it could autodetect your screen reader?



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moderated JAWS and creativity

Thabo Baseki <THAB0.BASEKI@...>
 

 Hello friends!

There are certain tasks that I would like to perform on Microsoft publisher, however when I tried to use it with the JAWS, it seems a failure or a struggle. Is there a way of making it happen? If yes, how?   If no, is there an alternative? I would like to do things such as creating certificates, creating cards, banners, posters, and similar items. 

 Your helpful assistance is highly appreciated!

Best and stay safe 
Thabo



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moderated Re: websites pestering me to turn on screen reader mode

David Csercsics
 

Yes, but I'm not sure it's a problem. Usually if a website has a screen reader mode, I assume it's designed to make the site work better with a screen reader and enable it. I'd rather be told about the mode, because sometimes they also have extra help for using the website with a screen reader. I usually use NVDA, if that makes a difference. What problems does this cause for you? Would you rather it could autodetect your screen reader?


moderated websites pestering me to turn on screen reader mode

dennis
 

anyone else having this problem? using jaws 2019 and firefox and waterfox. thanks.

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moderated Re: Outlook took a long time to load a message

CJ &AA MAY
 

Off and on I have     this problem, but not since the latest Microsoft update.

Alison

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: 22 April 2020 21:35
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook took a long time to load a message

 

Maybe the message contains large pictures that must be downloaded with the message.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Munn
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook took a long time to load a message

 

Hi all, this is michael and I hav a question here on Outlook. 

everytime when I load a message in outlook it took a long time to load and I want to know what's the issue with it. 

my internet is very fast in my this neighborhood and I don't know what's the issue. 

hope to hear from you.

Best regards 

Michael Munn 

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Error! Filename not specified.

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moderated instagram

Justin Williams
 

How accessible is Instagram if I were to use it for business?

 

Thanks,

 

Justin

 

 


moderated FW: [ivie] Webinar, Thursday, April 23: How to Use JAWS Scripting to Accommodate Accessibility Barriers in the Workplace

Norma A. Boge
 

 

 

From: ivie <ivie-bounces@...> On Behalf Of Ardis Bazyn via ivie
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:30 PM
To: ivie@...
Subject: [ivie] Webinar, Thursday, April 23: How to Use JAWS Scripting to Accommodate Accessibility Barriers in the Workplace

 

Please share with those using JAWS.

Stay safe.

From: Larry L. Lewis, Jr. <llewis@...>
Please circulate the following information.

How to Use JAWS Scripting to Accommodate Accessibility Barriers in the Workplace by Larry Lewis

April 23 at 1pm ET

Description

This webinar will introduce common accessibility barriers vision-impaired employees face in vocational settings as well as identify challenges faced by employers when providing accommodations to overcome these barriers. Attendees will learn how to offer reasonable accommodations to vision-impaired employees through strategic planning, execution of a targeted assessment, and JAWS for Windows scripting services. The webinar will place special emphasis on independent and efficient task completion that will result in maximum productivity and efficiency when operating in a competitive work environment. Strategies for incorporating digital accessibility know-how across a worksite to raise awareness among the vision-impaired employees’ sighted co-workers will also be addressed.

Register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/3815871412328/WN_aqtkcrJ7TWue2t1GmDYYxQ

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moderated Re: Outlook took a long time to load a message

 

If you're referring to a single, specific message then I believe Bill White is correct:  it's got something to do with large embedded or attached content.

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moderated Re: Outlook took a long time to load a message

Bill White
 

Maybe the message contains large pictures that must be downloaded with the message.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Munn
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook took a long time to load a message

 

Hi all, this is michael and I hav a question here on Outlook. 

everytime when I load a message in outlook it took a long time to load and I want to know what's the issue with it. 

my internet is very fast in my this neighborhood and I don't know what's the issue. 

hope to hear from you.

Best regards 

Michael Munn 

I   

Error! Filename not specified.

Member: Virginia Association of Blind Students National Federation of the Blind of Virginia 

www.nfbv.org

Student of: Hadley Institute of the Blind 

www.hadley.edu


moderated Outlook took a long time to load a message

Michael Munn
 

Hi all, this is michael and I hav a question here on Outlook. 
everytime when I load a message in outlook it took a long time to load and I want to know what's the issue with it. 
my internet is very fast in my this neighborhood and I don't know what's the issue. 
hope to hear from you.
Best regards 
Michael Munn 
I   

JAWS Certified, 2019

Member: Virginia Association of Blind Students National Federation of the Blind of Virginia 

www.nfbv.org

Student of: Hadley Institute of the Blind 

www.hadley.edu


moderated Re: Resolved/RE: Jaws problem making labels in Word 365

Norma A. Boge
 

I will do that. Thanks again for your help! Best, Norma

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 10:54 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Resolved/RE: Jaws problem making labels in Word 365

 

Norma,

Glad it worked.  I don’t know that it works as consistently as I’d like and the label JAWS reads aloud for that box could be better.  If you cannot get Alt A to work, try tabbing around the dialog a bit, then doing Alt A.  This seems to help.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2020 12:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Resolved/RE: Jaws problem making labels in Word 365

 

Hi Robin,

 

I had previously tried Alt A to get into the address field with no luck. But, I tried it just now and it did the trick. I don’t know what the problem was previously, with Office 365 and Jaws it could be any number of things. I am just so glad that you made the Alt A suggestion and it worked.

 

With much appreciation,

Norma

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:59 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws problem making labels in Word 365

 

Norma,

I’m in JAWS 2020 with Office 365.   It’s not operating as smoothly as I would like, but I’m able to read it.   It seems like JAWS loses focus a bit and also sometimes read a bit extra.  There is a shortcut key of Alt A to get to the text box where the address can be typed or appears if you hit the label option after selecting the text you  wanted in your label.   I’m not sure that I have a consistent work around and I’m heading into a meeting, but a quick answer is to use Alt A and either Insert tab or Insert up arrow to read the current line.  It seems that if I type my address into the text field in the label dialog, I can hear as I type, but I am not consistently able to reread what I typed without navigating away, using Alt A, then one of the read line options.   I’ll come back to this conversation later and see if I can help anymore later today.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:24 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws problem making labels in Word 365

 

I also forgot to ask, what label template?    I can try to play with this later today or this evening with JAWS and see what happens for me.  It's helpful to know exactly what it is you're trying to accomplish and how you're going about doing it.
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moderated Re: Word Press: How do I edit the title of a blog/web page, and how do I remove blog entries in Word Press?

Rayn Darren
 

HI Jim,

Done…. My email is sarah.hale@... if anyone is interested. 😊

Sarah

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Weiss via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Word Press: How do I edit the title of a blog/web page, and how do I remove blog entries in Word Press?

 

Sarah,

Can you please email me off list at jimweiss72@...

I have a couple of simple questions around WP,, but didn’t see an option to email you directly.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Jim

 

Jim Weiss

 

 


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On Apr 22, 2020, at 1:30 PM, Rayn Darren <rayndarren@...> wrote:

 

Apologies for missing the Original posting here. If anyone is looking for WordPress help, let me know, I’m a developer and use it daily.

 

Sarah

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Weiss via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2020 11:22 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Word Press: How do I edit the title of a blog/web page, and how do I remove blog entries in Word Press?

 

What browser are you using to work inside of WordPress?  I am primarily a Mac user, but am running Windows 10 as a virtual machine.  I seem to have the best luck with my edits using Chrome (latest version) on Win 10 version 1909.

I am very new to WordPress and attribute most of my problems with my unfamiliarity of the platform.  Also if you know of any sites or podcasts that provide some hints and tips it would be greatly appreciated.  I am trying to avoid purchasing the $99 book that I keep coming across.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Jim Weiss

 

 


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On Apr 16, 2020, at 1:42 PM, Kevin Minor <kminor65@...> wrote:

 

Hi.

 

Subject says it all. If I can accomplish the above two tasks, the blog I’ve created would be much better.

 

Thanks in advance for the help.

Kevin, Jilly and Valerie

 

 


moderated Re: Word Press: How do I edit the title of a blog/web page, and how do I remove blog entries in Word Press?

Jim Weiss
 

Sarah,
Can you please email me off list at jimweiss72@...
I have a couple of simple questions around WP,, but didn’t see an option to email you directly.

Thanks in advance,

Jim

Jim Weiss



“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.  Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.” | George Washington Carver


On Apr 22, 2020, at 1:30 PM, Rayn Darren <rayndarren@...> wrote:

Apologies for missing the Original posting here. If anyone is looking for WordPress help, let me know, I’m a developer and use it daily.
 
Sarah
 
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Weiss via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2020 11:22 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Word Press: How do I edit the title of a blog/web page, and how do I remove blog entries in Word Press?
 
What browser are you using to work inside of WordPress?  I am primarily a Mac user, but am running Windows 10 as a virtual machine.  I seem to have the best luck with my edits using Chrome (latest version) on Win 10 version 1909.
I am very new to WordPress and attribute most of my problems with my unfamiliarity of the platform.  Also if you know of any sites or podcasts that provide some hints and tips it would be greatly appreciated.  I am trying to avoid purchasing the $99 book that I keep coming across.
 
Thanks in advance,
 
Jim Weiss
 
 


“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.  So, live your life that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice!” | Unknown Native American



On Apr 16, 2020, at 1:42 PM, Kevin Minor <kminor65@...> wrote:
 
Hi.
 
Subject says it all. If I can accomplish the above two tasks, the blog I’ve created would be much better.
 
Thanks in advance for the help.
Kevin, Jilly and Valerie
 



moderated Re: Word Press: How do I edit the title of a blog/web page, and how do I remove blog entries in Word Press?

Rayn Darren
 

Apologies for missing the Original posting here. If anyone is looking for WordPress help, let me know, I’m a developer and use it daily.

 

Sarah

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Weiss via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2020 11:22 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Word Press: How do I edit the title of a blog/web page, and how do I remove blog entries in Word Press?

 

What browser are you using to work inside of WordPress?  I am primarily a Mac user, but am running Windows 10 as a virtual machine.  I seem to have the best luck with my edits using Chrome (latest version) on Win 10 version 1909.

I am very new to WordPress and attribute most of my problems with my unfamiliarity of the platform.  Also if you know of any sites or podcasts that provide some hints and tips it would be greatly appreciated.  I am trying to avoid purchasing the $99 book that I keep coming across.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Jim Weiss

 

 


“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.  So, live your life that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice!” | Unknown Native American



On Apr 16, 2020, at 1:42 PM, Kevin Minor <kminor65@...> wrote:

 

Hi.

 

Subject says it all. If I can accomplish the above two tasks, the blog I’ve created would be much better.

 

Thanks in advance for the help.

Kevin, Jilly and Valerie

 


moderated Re: Is there an easy way (or an extension for) sending a URL as a shortcut to the desktop with Firefox and JAWS?

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi Barbara!

 

This works great!

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barbara Sheinbein
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there an easy way (or an extension for) sending a URL as a shortcut to the desktop with Firefox and JAWS?

 

Hello,

 

I have some steps you can use regardless of which browser you are using.  This works in Windows 10.  I do not know if it works in earlier versions of Windows.  This works for all sorts of things to send to your desktop like folders, documents, or even a commonly used email address.

 

Go to your desktop.  Press control-space bar to deselect anything on your desktop. 

Press the applications key or shift-10.

Arrow up or down to new and press enter.

Arrow to shortcut and press enter.

You will be in an edit field.  Type or copy/paste your web site URL.

Tab to next button and press enter.

On the next screen give this a name and tab to finish.  Press enter.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Barbara

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:44 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Is there an easy way (or an extension for) sending a URL as a shortcut to the desktop with Firefox and JAWS?

 

Hi!

 

I am using Windows 10, JAWS 2019 and Firefox.  Unlike in IE, Firefox seems not to have the “Send Shortcut to Desktop” command.  I use to have an extension called something like “Deskcut” in my Firefox, but apparently it became deprecated and was automatically removed.  So, is there any easy way natively within Firefox, or a good extension for, sending a link to the currently viewed website (i.e., its URL) to the desktop?

 

Thanks,

Richard


moderated Re: Using JAWS to create a label for a button on a web site, which has no text label

Thabo Baseki <THAB0.BASEKI@...>
 

Hi Tom!

Thanks so much, this 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of NFB Lab 4 <nfbsc.lab.4@...>
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:34:49 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Using JAWS to create a label for a button on a web site, which has no text label
 
I have not seen a response to your inquiry.
If you are focused on a link or button, press insert+control+tab to rename
an element.



I hope this does what you want it to.
Thom
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 3:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Using JAWS to create a label for a button on a web site, which
has no text label

Ceigart:

Unfortunately, the link and the button I posted about, are on the site after
you have logged on with your user name and password.

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sieghard Weitzel" <sieghard@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2020 1:23 PM
Subject: Re: Using JAWS to create a label for a button on a web site, which
has no text label


Could you give the link to that site if it's not private?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2020 2:48 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Using JAWS to create a label for a button on a web site, which has
no text label

Hello everyone:

The other day, I accessed a web site, which on the whole, was very
accessible.

Unfortunately, there were 2 problems. the first, was the link, which took
you to the shopping basket page. This link had no text lable, to tell a user
of a screen reader the purpose of the link. The link is a standard HTML
coded link.

the second is a standard HTML button, which also does not have a text label.
This button is for removing an item from the shopping basket.

My question is, is there a way within JAWS, where you can attach labels to
specific links and buttons on an individual web site?

The link and button on this web site are not graphics

Thanks in anticipation.

Dave Durber