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moderated Re: JAWS and uses other than with a PC/Computer

Richard Turner
 

Jaws is not currently used in any hand-held devices I know of.

Iphones use VoiceOver, Android devices use Talkback or Voice Assistant.

 

I know some stores use Android based devices for tracking their inventory that can have the Voice Assistant or Talkback enabled.

Some did use iPod Touches for this so VoiceOver was used.

 

Are there specific devices you are asking about?

 

 

 

Richard

"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

*I’m not the card shark

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Mladek
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 2:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and uses other than with a PC/Computer

 

Hello all,

 

A quick question. Is JAWS able to be used with devices other than windows based computers? Do they embed this software into hand-held devices?

 

If not, I hope I’m not out of context and pardon if so. What TTS software is embedded into electronical hand held devices or capable of being?

 

Thanks all,

 

Rick

 


moderated Re: Adding signature to MS word document

Leo
 

hello, I'm sorry if my question is beyond stupidity, but is it a scanned signature the same as digital signature?  it's because as far as I remember, someone explained to me how to add a signature in word, but I never got luck because whenever I tried it out, MS word redirected me to some websites to make some payment or something like that...

Leo

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
― haruki murakami,
On 12/4/2020 4:47 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

By the way, an example of a document with a scanned signature inserted in it can be found in the fake invoice fillable form template I recently created:

            Faux_Service_Invoice_Fillable_Form.dotx

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: JAWS and uses other than with a PC/Computer

 

On Fri, Dec 4, 2020 at 05:54 PM, Rick Mladek wrote:
Is JAWS able to be used with devices other than windows based computers?
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Unless something has changed very recently, JAWS runs only under Windows, and full-fledged Windows (as opposed to the now defunct Windows Mobile).
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Reading Google Group Messages with JAWS

Rick Miller
 

Dear Listers:

 

A fellowship group at church has just switched from Yahoo to Google Groups.  I know how to log into Google Groups and check the group I want, but when I arrow down to where the messages are I cannot open a message.  Can any of you give me some guidance and help?

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 


moderated JAWS and uses other than with a PC/Computer

Rick Mladek
 

Hello all,

 

A quick question. Is JAWS able to be used with devices other than windows based computers? Do they embed this software into hand-held devices?

 

If not, I hope I’m not out of context and pardon if so. What TTS software is embedded into electronical hand held devices or capable of being?

 

Thanks all,

 

Rick

 


moderated Re: Adding signature to MS word document

 

By the way, an example of a document with a scanned signature inserted in it can be found in the fake invoice fillable form template I recently created:

            Faux_Service_Invoice_Fillable_Form.dotx

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: facebook

David Diamond
 

Some like all that fluff that you get with the regular website. I also am now using edge as my web browser to access Facebook with JAWS 21. I bounced around between Firefox and Google for a while because one would not read out info or would skip over info such as the groups I'm on. So, perhaps you could use the link provided by Anne and use Edge as your browser. It works so well now, I don't need to use another.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: December 4, 2020 1:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: facebook

It works best to use
https://mbasic.facebook.com/
At 01:45 PM 12/4/2020, you wrote:
>I have never used facebook before. How well does jaws 2021 work with
>facebook? do you just use the standard facebook web site or is there a
>version that works better with screen readers?
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moderated Re: facebook

JM Casey
 

It depends on what sort of functionality you want with facebook.
Mbasic.facebook.com is a very neutered version of facebook with minimal use
of the features of the platform. That's actually ok with me. But it's really
up to you. The standard site is perfectly usable with screen-readers, but it
can be a bit overwhelming, with a lot of dynamic content and so on.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: December 4, 2020 04:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: facebook

It works best to use
https://mbasic.facebook.com/
At 01:45 PM 12/4/2020, you wrote:
I have never used facebook before. How well does jaws 2021 work with
facebook? do you just use the standard facebook web site or is there a
version that works better with screen readers?






moderated Re: upgrading Jaws

David Diamond
 

When I phone Vispero the rep in eastern Canada was suggested, as mentioned, I did not like their hand in my pocket attitude. I got my SMA updated from Ryan and now have JAWS 21 with I believe 3 upgrades.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison
Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 1:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

What's the name of the company? I want to look them up first; as they
weren't listed under Canadian dealers on the FS website.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David
Diamond
Sent: December 4, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Email this person and he will answer all of your questions. There is an agency
in the East but, I felt they were trying to make as much money off the person
as they could. Where as Ryan is trying to help the customer rather then his
wallet. ryan@canasstech.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison
Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: upgrading Jaws

Hi all,
For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current
licence is good until version 2018, can I just update my licence, or will I have to
buy a whole new licence and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom Scientific,
or do I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope someone can help
me, as I've never done this before. Thanks Madison


moderated Re: upgrading Jaws

Madison Martin
 

Thanks Richard!!!! I just wasn't sure as like I said it wasn't listed under
Canadian dealers on the FS website.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: December 4, 2020 4:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

The company is Canadian Assistive Technologies Ltd.
https://canasstech.com/



Richard
"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.
There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in
learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

*I'm not the card shark

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 1:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

What's the name of the company? I want to look them up first; as they weren't
listed under Canadian dealers on the FS website.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: December 4, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Email this person and he will answer all of your questions. There is an agency
in the East but, I felt they were trying to make as much money off the person as
they could. Where as Ryan is trying to help the customer rather then his
wallet. ryan@canasstech.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: upgrading Jaws

Hi all,
For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current licence
is good until version 2018, can I just update my licence, or will I have to buy
a whole new licence and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom Scientific, or do
I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope someone can help me, as
I've never done this before. Thanks Madison


moderated Re: upgrading Jaws

Richard Turner
 

The company is Canadian Assistive Technologies Ltd.
https://canasstech.com/



Richard
"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.
There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

*I'm not the card shark

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 1:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

What's the name of the company? I want to look them up first; as they weren't listed under Canadian dealers on the FS website.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: December 4, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Email this person and he will answer all of your questions. There is an agency in the East but, I felt they were trying to make as much money off the person as they could. Where as Ryan is trying to help the customer rather then his wallet. ryan@canasstech.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: upgrading Jaws

Hi all,
For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current licence is good until version 2018, can I just update my licence, or will I have to buy a whole new licence and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom Scientific, or do I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope someone can help me, as I've never done this before. Thanks Madison


moderated Re: Adding signature to MS word document

 

If you mean a scanned copy of your actual signature, yes, it's possible.

It's not the simplest thing in the world to do, at least if you want that signature positioned such that it looks like you've "signed on the dotted or solid line."  If the document into which it is to be inserted has any sort of a colored background then you also need to be certain that the image file that has the signature in it has been processed such that the background has been changed to transparent, and the only opaque part is the signature itself.

If the document in question is something you'll be using over and over again, I'd strongly suggest creating a MS-Word document template with the signature already inserted in the template.  The signature will preferably reside on its own page if you expect that the actual data in the document could change such that the dotted-solid line on which the signature is positioned might be bumped as the data expands.

It is far easier to get sighted assistance when the time comes to actually insert the image of the signature in to the document.  There is really no way to adjust it as necessary, both as far as size and position in the document go, without being able to see it.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: upgrading Jaws

Madison Martin
 

What's the name of the company? I want to look them up first; as they weren't
listed under Canadian dealers on the FS website.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: December 4, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: upgrading Jaws

Email this person and he will answer all of your questions. There is an agency
in the East but, I felt they were trying to make as much money off the person as
they could. Where as Ryan is trying to help the customer rather then his
wallet. ryan@canasstech.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: upgrading Jaws

Hi all,
For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current licence
is good until version 2018, can I just update my licence, or will I have to buy
a whole new licence and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom Scientific, or do
I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope someone can help me, as
I've never done this before. Thanks Madison


moderated Adding signature to MS word document

kevin meyers
 

 

Hello, I’m using MS word 2016 and most recent version of Jaws 2020. I need to pull into a MS word document my signature that is in another file. Is this possible? Thanks Kevin


moderated Re: upgrading Jaws

David Diamond
 

Email this person and he will answer all of your questions. There is an agency in the East but, I felt they were trying to make as much money off the person as they could. Where as Ryan is trying to help the customer rather then his wallet. ryan@canasstech.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison
Martin
Sent: December 4, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: upgrading Jaws

Hi all,
For anyone who lives in Canada, I'm hoping you can help me. My current
licence is good until version 2018, can I just update my licence, or will I have to
buy a whole new licence and copy of Jaws? Can I buy from Freedom Scientific,
or do I have to buy from a Canadian dealer? I really hope someone can help
me, as I've never done this before. Thanks Madison


moderated Re: A weird behavior with radio buttons in Edge with JAWS 2020 on a site.

Dan Longmore
 

Hi,

  On rare occasions I have found this scenario.  Most likely the coding on the web site and might try another browser.  I no longer use Internet Explorer but keep it around because in these cases I have found better and more accurate response.  Could also be a JAWS issue but not likely.

 

Dan

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 4:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: A weird behavior with radio buttons in Edge with JAWS 2020 on a site.

 

Hi.

 

SPACE made no difference. I’ve never encountered anything like it.

 

Kevin

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 3:40 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: A weird behavior with radio buttons in Edge with JAWS 2020 on a site.

 

DUde just make it easy on yourself and just press spacebar. That might help.

On 12/3/2020 9:58 PM, Kevin Minor wrote:

Hi.

 

I’ve never encountered what I’ll describe. I went to a site to take a test for a potential job. It was multiple choice, and you selected the answer from a set of four radio buttons. Usually, all I’d do was hit ENTER when I had focus on the radio button I wanted, and it’s selected. Not with this site. I’d hit ENTER, forms mode was active, then I’d have to arrow to another choice and back to make it stick. I’d like to know why I had to do so? I’m using JAWS 2020 and the latest Windows 10 20H2. I’m not sure about Edge, because I don’t know if it auto updates.

 

Thanks in advance for any ideas. It’s not a big deal, but I am curious.

 

Kevin Minor and Jilly


moderated Re: facebook

Ann Byrne
 

It works best to use
https://mbasic.facebook.com/

At 01:45 PM 12/4/2020, you wrote:
I have never used facebook before. How well does jaws 2021 work with facebook? do you just use the standard facebook web site or is there a version that works better with screen readers?






moderated Re: A weird behavior with radio buttons in Edge with JAWS 2020 on a site.

Kevin Minor
 

Hi.

 

SPACE made no difference. I’ve never encountered anything like it.

 

Kevin

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 3:40 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: A weird behavior with radio buttons in Edge with JAWS 2020 on a site.

 

DUde just make it easy on yourself and just press spacebar. That might help.

On 12/3/2020 9:58 PM, Kevin Minor wrote:

Hi.

 

I’ve never encountered what I’ll describe. I went to a site to take a test for a potential job. It was multiple choice, and you selected the answer from a set of four radio buttons. Usually, all I’d do was hit ENTER when I had focus on the radio button I wanted, and it’s selected. Not with this site. I’d hit ENTER, forms mode was active, then I’d have to arrow to another choice and back to make it stick. I’d like to know why I had to do so? I’m using JAWS 2020 and the latest Windows 10 20H2. I’m not sure about Edge, because I don’t know if it auto updates.

 

Thanks in advance for any ideas. It’s not a big deal, but I am curious.

 

Kevin Minor and Jilly


moderated Re: Edge and Jaws question

Lino Morales <linomorales001@...>
 

No in the US you can't pay monthly. Its a one time annual payment of $90.00.

On 12/4/2020 10:36 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
Hello Madison,

As I said in my previous email, you have to go into Edge settings and disable some of the options regarding the automatic saving of passwords, predictive filling of search fields and so on.
I just tried in both the Edge address bar and in the search field on Google.com and I had no issues with Jaws 2021 letting me navigate whatever I had typed or what was in the address field by word or character and backspacing would read each character I was deleting.
You will most likely soon get the Windows 10 20H2 update since it seems you are a year behind and skipped Windows 10 Version 2004 this spring and since Microsoft now discontinues support for older Windows 10 versions fairly quickly, it is definitely in your best interest to keep Windows 10 up to date and with these latest versions f Windows Jaws 2018 just won't cut it any more or at least it will result in more and more inssues.
I think the subscription option would be best for you since you can get a subscription without having to pay any catch-up fees, if you wanted to upgrade to Jaws 2021 you would have to find out exactly how much that would cost from Vispero, but I think you are basically looking at two SMA's, one for Jaws 2019 and 2020 and the second to give you the update to Jaws 2021 and this one would also then cover Jaws 2022 next year. However, if you start the subscription all you ever have to worry is paying your $90 a year, not sure if you can also pay monthly since I'm in Canada where the subscription based model is not yet offered.

Best regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 7:23 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Edge and Jaws question

This is not an email issue, only a Edge issue. I just worry that even after upgrading that I'll still have these issues, can anyone tell me with certainty that upgrading will fix these issues? If no one can tell me then it's not worth spending a bunch of money to upgrade if there's the potencial that I'll still have the same problems.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: December 3, 2020 10:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Edge and Jaws question

Madison,

I wonder if this happens after you've been working with JAWS for a while. Ever since installing JAWS 2021, I've experienced problems like this, which I didn't with JAWS 2020. Don't worry, I haven't forgotten you're using 2018. My solution has been to safe the draft of the email, assuming I've started it, and then to close and reopen JAWS. Obviously, a workaround, but perhaps you could try and see if it does the job until you're able to upgrade.

As you clearly realize, you'd be advised to upgrade your JAWS when you can afford to.

Note that Edge isn't an email program; it's a browser. Can you tell which email program you're actually using?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Edge and Jaws question

Hi all,
I don't know if there's any way to fix these issues (other then upgrading which isn't happening right now), but I really hope there is. Anyway, when I type in an edit field (or whatever they called) in Edge I can't go back and read what I've written and if I erase a character Jaws just says blank so I don't know what I've erased. Also after I've input my email in a site it saves it, and even when I try and type a new email it just fills in the box with my email so when I type a new email address it sticks my email in there. So, are there any settings within either Edge or Jaws that I can change to fix any of these problems? If there's a setting that can be changed so that Edge never saves my email and I have to type in my email address everytime I log in or do anything on any site, I don't care, it's a small price to pay. I'm using Jaws 2018, the latest Edge, and Windows 10 version 1909. I really hope that there's something I can do to fix these issues, as they're driving me crazy. Look forward to any help/suggestions anyone can provide me!! Thanks Madison




















moderated Re: A weird behavior with radio buttons in Edge with JAWS 2020 on a site.

Lino Morales <linomorales001@...>
 

DUde just make it easy on yourself and just press spacebar. That might help.

On 12/3/2020 9:58 PM, Kevin Minor wrote:

Hi.

 

I’ve never encountered what I’ll describe. I went to a site to take a test for a potential job. It was multiple choice, and you selected the answer from a set of four radio buttons. Usually, all I’d do was hit ENTER when I had focus on the radio button I wanted, and it’s selected. Not with this site. I’d hit ENTER, forms mode was active, then I’d have to arrow to another choice and back to make it stick. I’d like to know why I had to do so? I’m using JAWS 2020 and the latest Windows 10 20H2. I’m not sure about Edge, because I don’t know if it auto updates.

 

Thanks in advance for any ideas. It’s not a big deal, but I am curious.

 

Kevin Minor and Jilly

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