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Re: Hiding on Facebook and JAWS

Zdeněk Vopat <vopat@...>
 

Hello guys:
on a similar note, on my facebook I have a friend and I don't want him to
post on my wall at least I don't want his posts to be visible to other
people in my friends list. Any suggestions?
Many thanks.
Zdenek

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Brad Martin
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 5:41 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Hiding on Facebook and JAWS

Me again. Sorry, Jim, there's a much easier way now. Facebook actually
got it right.

1. Bring up the person's Facebook profile.
2. Again, use the Control f function to bring up the Jaws Find Dialog.
3. Search for the word following
4. You should hit a "following" button if you're friends with that
person. Pressing space bar on that button should change it from
"following" to "follow".

That seems to do it. They don't seem to offer you choices of all, most,
or only important updates, but that following button seems to say you
get the items in your newsfeed or you don't. Give it a shot.

Brad



On 12/13/2013 8:15 PM, Jim Portillo wrote:
Hi there,



I'm trying to see if I can hide someone from my newsfeed on Facebook
without
completely unfriending them. Is this possible, and if so, how? I am
trying
to use JAWS and Internet Explorer.

Thanks.

Jim



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Re: jaws and the focus 40 blue

Lelia Struve <leliastruve@...>
 

That is exactly what I wanted, Brian, Hoping that works with the iPhone, because that is exactly what I was talking about thanks.

--
Lelia


Re: jaws and the focus 40 blue

Lelia Struve <leliastruve@...>
 

I have an iPhone 4 s with the latest update and I have the focus 40 blue with the latest firmware update

--
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Re: jaws and the focus 40 blue

brian albriton
 

Hi, Lelia.
Not sure if this is quite what you have in mind, but on the PC, pressing the
two selector buttons simultaneously starts the display scrolling.
Pressing left or right selector decreases and incres speed.
Haven't tried this on the iPhone.

Brian

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Lelia
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2013 4:05 PM
To: Milton Ota
Cc: jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
Subject: Re: jaws and the focus 40 blue

Hello, I am using my iPhone and I don't see how to get it to automatically
scroll without touching the panning buttons or rocker bars. I have looked in
the manual and in the Josh settings Center and I don't see what to do I
really have tried to look through everything I can. If anybody could give me
any tips I would definitely appreciate that. Thank you Lelia

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 15, 2013, at 4:16 PM, Milton Ota <mota1252@samobile.net> wrote:

That will be depending on whether you are pairing the Focus with the phone
or the PC. In the PC you will need to go into the Setting Center and search
for Braille and change the scrolling speed there. You can also slow the
scrolling speed when connected to the PC from the Braille display and I'm
not sure what keys or buttons to press to slow the scrolling down.


Original message:
Hi all, my name is Lelia and I just got a focus 40 blue from a
friend, I got all the packaging with it including the braille manual
and the cd, I also have an iPhone 4 s with the latest update. here
is my question, can or is there a way to instead of scroll or panning
through a line of Braille in a book, is there a way to continuously
read a line and have it go directly to the next line? I know I can
have it read from top to bottom of a page but it goes so fast that I
of course can't keep up. I hope I'm making some kind of sense here.
--
Lelia
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Re: jaws and the focus 40 blue

Charles Coe
 

What version of I phone are you using?

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Lelia
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2013 4:05 PM
To: Milton Ota
Cc: jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
Subject: Re: jaws and the focus 40 blue

Hello, I am using my iPhone and I don't see how to get it to automatically
scroll without touching the panning buttons or rocker bars. I have looked in
the manual and in the Josh settings Center and I don't see what to do I
really have tried to look through everything I can. If anybody could give me
any tips I would definitely appreciate that. Thank you Lelia

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 15, 2013, at 4:16 PM, Milton Ota <mota1252@samobile.net> wrote:

That will be depending on whether you are pairing the Focus with the phone
or the PC. In the PC you will need to go into the Setting Center and search
for Braille and change the scrolling speed there. You can also slow the
scrolling speed when connected to the PC from the Braille display and I'm
not sure what keys or buttons to press to slow the scrolling down.


Original message:
Hi all, my name is Lelia and I just got a focus 40 blue from a
friend, I got all the packaging with it including the braille manual
and the cd, I also have an iPhone 4 s with the latest update. here
is my question, can or is there a way to instead of scroll or panning
through a line of Braille in a book, is there a way to continuously
read a line and have it go directly to the next line? I know I can
have it read from top to bottom of a page but it goes so fast that I
of course can't keep up. I hope I'm making some kind of sense here.
--
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Re: jaws and the focus 40 blue

Lelia <leliastruve@...>
 

Hello, I am using my iPhone and I don't see how to get it to automatically scroll without touching the panning buttons or rocker bars. I have looked in the manual and in the Josh settings Center and I don't see what to do
I really have tried to look through everything I can. If anybody could give me any tips I would definitely appreciate that. Thank you
Lelia

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 15, 2013, at 4:16 PM, Milton Ota <mota1252@samobile.net> wrote:

That will be depending on whether you are pairing the Focus with the phone or the PC. In the PC you will need to go into the Setting Center and search for Braille and change the scrolling speed there. You can also slow the scrolling speed when connected to the PC from the Braille display and I'm not sure what keys or buttons to press to slow the scrolling down.


Original message:
Hi all, my name is Lelia and I just got a focus 40 blue from a friend,
I got all the packaging with it including the braille manual and the
cd, I also have an iPhone 4 s with the latest update. here is my
question, can or is there a way to instead of scroll or panning through
a line of Braille in a book, is there a way to continuously read a line
and have it go directly to the next line? I know I can have it read
from top to bottom of a page but it goes so fast that I of course can't
keep up. I hope I'm making some kind of sense here.
--
Lelia
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Re: jaws and the focus 40 blue

Milton Ota <mota1252@...>
 

That will be depending on whether you are pairing the Focus with the phone or the PC. In the PC you will need to go into the Setting Center and search for Braille and change the scrolling speed there. You can also slow the scrolling speed when connected to the PC from the Braille display and I'm not sure what keys or buttons to press to slow the scrolling down.


Original message:

Hi all, my name is Lelia and I just got a focus 40 blue from a friend,
I got all the packaging with it including the braille manual and the
cd, I also have an iPhone 4 s with the latest update. here is my
question, can or is there a way to instead of scroll or panning through
a line of Braille in a book, is there a way to continuously read a line
and have it go directly to the next line? I know I can have it read
from top to bottom of a page but it goes so fast that I of course can't
keep up. I hope I'm making some kind of sense here.
--
Lelia
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jaws and the focus 40 blue

Lelia Struve <leliastruve@...>
 

Hi all, my name is Lelia and I just got a focus 40 blue from a friend, I got all the packaging with it including the braille manual and the cd, I also have an iPhone 4 s with the latest update. here is my question, can or is there a way to instead of scroll or panning through a line of Braille in a book, is there a way to continuously read a line and have it go directly to the next line? I know I can have it read from top to bottom of a page but it goes so fast that I of course can't keep up. I hope I'm making some kind of sense here.

--
Lelia


Re: Jaws takes three to six minutes to load

brian albriton
 

This is a comprehensive list of suggestions. I'll give this alook.
Thanks a bunch.
Brian

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2013 10:23 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Jaws takes three to six minutes to load

Brian:

Have you any idea what the maximum amout of memory your computer can hold?

since you've had your computer, have you run any of the Windows utilities,
such as CHKDSK, Disk Cleanup and Defrag?

note1: You should run CHKDSk first, with the /f switch. The procedure for
doing this is:

1. Press WINDOWS KEY+R, to open the "Run" dialog.

2. Type the following command:

chkdsk c: /f

then press ENTER.

A dialog is displayed, telling you the type of disk format, that the disk
cannot be locked, that chkdsk cannot run, because the volume is in use by
another process and asking you if you want chkdsk to run the next time the
system staarts. The choices are Y for Yes and N for No.

Note3: If you chose Y for Yes and restarted your system and, chkdsk has
performed whatever was necessary, if anything and, you are back at the
desktop, you should next run the disk Clean Up utility.

Having chosen the drive and the program has scanned the drive, you are
presented with a list of check boxes. Check the boxes for the items you want
cleaned, TAB to the OK button and Press ENTER. You are then prompted as to
whether you wish to proceed. Yes is highlighted by default. Press ENTER to
begin the clean up process.

if you have never run the Disk Clean Up utility since you got your computer,
it can take a very long time for the program to complete its tasks, the
first time you use it. However, if you use Disk Clean Up on a regular basis,
for example, once a week on the same day, the amount of time it takes for
the program to perform its tasks, can be very short.

Note2: You can schedule Defrag to defrag your hard drive on a regular basis.

Do you have any antispamware or antispyware software installed on your
system?

Do you have a program, such as CCleaner installed, to clear your system of
old files, such as: certain cookies; temporary files; temporary internet
files and other files created by Windows in each successive Windows session.

CCleaner can also clean up your registry.

What size is the swap file on your system? Have you changed it since you got
your computer. Below, are instructions to change the size of the Swap File
"pagefile.sys", in Windows 7.

To check the current size of the swap file (pagefile.sys) or modify its
size, in Windows 7, follow the steps below:

1. Tap the WINDOWS KEY, to open the start menu and enter the Windows 7
Search function.

2. In the search edit field, type:

memory

A window opens which should contain at least the following items:

Windows Memory Diagnostic
Control Panel (4)
How to change the size of virtual memory Diagnose your computer's memory
problems show how much RAM is on this computer Check the Windows Index See
More Results

3. Tap the DOWN ARROW, until "How to change the size of virtual memory" is
highlighted and press ENTER, to open it.

4. A Windows Help and Support window opens. You can either choose to read
the information in the window or, , you can choose to tap the TAB key, until
you get to a link, which is labeled "Click to Open System". Press ENTER, to
open it.

5. A window opens in Control Panel, containing several options.

6. Tap the TAB key, until you get to a link called, "Advanced System
Settings". Press ENTER, to open it.

7. The Advanced Systems Properties dialog box in Control Panel opens and you
are placed in the Advanced Tab. By default, the Settings option within the
Advanced Tab Page should be highlighted. Verify this by using the JAWS Read
Current Line or Say Current Word commands. If Settings is not the object
which has focus, tap the TAB key, until it is. Press ENTER, to open the
Settings option.

8. The Visual Effects Tab Page opens. Press SHIFT+TAB, to move back to the
Visual Effects TAB.

9. Tap the RIGHT ARROW once, to move to the Advanced Tab Page.

10. Tap the TAB key twice, to move to the "Virtual Memory Change" option.
Press ENTER, to open it.

11. Automatically Manage paging size for all drives is highlighted. This
option is checked by default. If you wish to enter user defined settings for
the swap file, tap the SPACE BAR, to uncheck the check box.

Note: On this page, near the bottom of the screen, you will find the
following items regarding the Windows memory settings for a particular
system:

Minimum Allowed:
Recommended:
Current allocated:

To obtain the values for these settings, use the JAWS cursor or Invisible
cursor. With either cursor active, tap the PAGE DOWN key, to move the cursor
to the bottom of the screen. Tap the UP ARROW key, 3 times. JAWS will say,
"Minimum Allowed:", followed by the value. Tap the DOWN ARROW KEY, JAWS will
say, "Recommended:", followed by the value. Tap the DOWN ARROW key, JAWS
will say "Currently Allocated:", followed by the value. Tap the PC cursor
key to return to the system/PC cursor.

12. Tap the TAB key twice, to move to a combo box, called, "Paging Size for
each Drive". By default, System Managed Size is checked

13. If you want to change the size of the Swap File "pagefile.sys", tap the
UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW, until "Custom Size" is checked.

14. Tap the TAB key once, to move to the "initial Size" edit field.

If the total installed memory is 4 GB and, you wish to set the Initial size
of the swap file to 4 GB, type the value 4096, into the edit field.

If the total installed memory is 4 GB and, you wish to expand the Initial
size of the swap file by 2 times the total installed memory, type the
value, 8192, into the edit field.

If the total installed memory is 4 GB and, you wish to expand the Initial
size of the swap file by 2 1/2 times the total installed memory, type the
value, 10240, into the edit field.

If the total installed memory is 4 GB and, you wish to expand the Initial
size of the swap file by 3 times the total installed memory, type the value,
12288, into the edit field.

15. Tap the TAB key once, to move to the "Maximum Size" edit field.

If the total installed memory is 4 GB and, you wish to set the maximum size
of the swap file to 4 GB, 2 times the total memory, 2 1/2 times the total
memory, 3 times the total memory, use the appropriate values above.

16. Tap the TAB key once, to move to the "Paging file size for each drive,
set button". Tap the SPACE BAR, to accept the values you entered in the 2
edit fields.

17. TAB to the OK button and press the SPACE BAR or ENTER key to close the
dialog box. You will be returned to the previous Tab Page.

18. Again, TAB to the OK button and press the ENTER key to close the page.

19. There is one more dialog box to close, TAB to the OK button and press
ENTER, to close it.

20. You should now be on the opening page of Control Panel. Press ALT+F4, to
close Control Panel.

21. Finally, you should be on the initial Help System Page, Press ALT+F4, to
close the window.

22. After all that, you should be back on the Desktop.

I have tested the above instructions and, as far as I can tell, they are
100% accurate.

The above instructions, may or may not work, in Windows Vista and Windows 8.

If they do, please let us know.

HTH

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

Certified CompTia A+ computer Technician, since February, 2013.

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From: "brian albriton" <cocanut50@ca.rr.com>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 11:20 PM
Subject: Jaws takes three to six minutes to load


The subject line says it. Just a few more details are that I'm using jaws
15, but even earlier versions take a long time to load.
I got this computer in 2011 and here are some general specs pulled from
the
properties window.

Is this not enough computer to handle jaws?
Grins and cheers, Brian

View basic information about your computer
Windows edition
Windows 7 Home Premium
Copyright C 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Service Pack 1
Get more features with a new edition of Windows 7
System
Manufacturer: Sony Electronics Inc.
Model: VAIOR Computer
Rating: Windows Experience Index
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz 1.73 GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB
System type: 64-bit Operating System


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Re: Audio Description

Jennifer Aberdeen <freespirit328@...>
 

Is this for just DVD's that I have or does it work for online movies such as instant videos from Amazon?

-----Original Message-----
From: Adrian Spratt
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2013 6:47 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: RE: Audio Description

I find the following on a Microsoft website explaining the ease of access center:

* Turn on Audio Description. This option sets Audio Description to run when you log on to Windows. Audio descriptions describe what's happening in videos.

The webpage is at:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/use-the-computer-without-a-display-optimize-for-blindness

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Nicole Massey
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2013 3:37 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Audio Description

I just got back from an evening out where I used the descriptive video
service for the second Hobbit movie, and I'm very pleased with it.
I don't know what this check box is, but I can speculate. All providers of
content via broadcast during primetime hours and any content streamed on the
web is in the process of being set up for descriptive services thanks to new
legislation that requires that this be in place by September of 2014. I
suspect this is to activate that feature for things that are webcast.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Michael
Boyd
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 9:57 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Audio Description

Hi Dave,

That's really strange. I just got a reply from my local movie theater
confirming to me that they have audio discription available in their
theater. So, now I am going to start seeing a new realese now and
again.

I am not sure about the audio description in the Ease of Access Center,
but it sound like that might be just what it is. I have never noticed
it there before. Although it is becoming more prevalent these days,
audio description, like closed captioning, is not available on all
movies, but movies that do not have it are becoming more a thing of the
past. I am going to try it out on my computer though. I have lots of
movies, and surely some of them have audio description available on
them. Thanks for pointing this find out.

Mike

--------------------------------------------------
From: "Dave "Farfar" Carlson" <dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 4:35 PM
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Subject: Audio Description

While browsing the Ease of Access Center, in the same area as the
JAVA
Access Bridge, I found a checkbox for "Turn on audio description".
Anyone tried using it? I presume it's for videos?

Dave Carlson
San Francisco Bay Area semi-retired sales engineer, Farfar, musician,
and woodworker.
dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net



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Re: Laptop purchasing advice

Gary King
 

Unfortunately, all external USB keypads aren't created equal where screen reader functions are concerned. I've never used one with a notebook, but I know from the experiences of other users, that some USB keypads work with screen reader functions, and some do not. I don't have any current information about models that work and models that don't, so you may just have to take your chances.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net

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From: "Petro T. Giannakopoulos" <petrogia@clear.net>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2013 4:55 AM
Subject: Re: Laptop purchasing advice


Just wanted to know about this. If a user buys a USB Numeric Keypad would it work for the user? This would eliminate having to assign keys on the laptop with no insert key? I have seen seen some USB Numeric keypads with extra keys which a user could assign say the application key if needed. Also in JAWS setup wizzard he can change the layout from laptop to desktop if a USB Numeric Keypad is used.

----- Original Message -----
From: Amir
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: Laptop purchasing advice



Hi,
i'm using lenovo here but unfortunately i dont have insert key, yes,
you're right, insert key. need to press fn+page down, for insert, and
fn+page up for scroll lock and something like that! So it's very
difficult for me, using lenovo g485. so be careful when choosing! just
sharing my experience.

On 15/12/2013 0:20, Peter Tighe wrote:
> Allison,
>
> I think you are getting some very good advice on this thread!
>
> I would add the following ideas.
> 1. I lean toward Lenovo
>
> 2. 8 gigs of ram would be best but checking on Amazon quickly, I don't
> find too many laptops with that much ram.
>
>
> 6 gigs might be acceptable, but 4 gigs of ram is definitely not enough.
>
> 3.
>
> Processor speed and type, I think is very important.
> I think you should get an I5 rather than an I3.
> 4.
>
> Mor important, I think the processor speed should be no less than 2.5
GHZ
>
> It seems to me that each new version of Jaws, Kurzweil, Openbook and
> Microsoft office is more resource intensive.
> That's why you need a good fast processor speed. While you ar making
> a new investment, you may as well get enough horse power to pull the
> heavy load!
>
> Peter
>
>
>
>
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Allison Nastoff" <anastoff@pio.carrollu.edu>
> Sent: Friday, December 13, 2013 12:08 AM
> To: <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
> Subject: Laptop purchasing advice
>
>> Hello everyone,
>> I have been using JAWS with windows XP for 5 years and have had very
>> few issues. But since support for windows xp is ending soon and I am
>> going back to school, I am looking to buy a Windows 7 laptop. But all
>> of the resources I have read on freedomscientific.com and other sites
>> are kind of vague about the system requirements needed for JAWS,
>> especially with regard to processor speed. I am not a tech expert, so
>> all of the jargon overwhelms me. Five years ago, I worked with DVR who
>> purchased my laptop through a vendor, but this time since I have some
>> money from a temp job, I thought it would be fun to pick out my own
>> laptop. Little did I know how overwhelming this would be. So I am
>> wondering if anyone who uses a windows 7 laptop and is happy with it
>> could give me specific recommendations on exactly which brands (Dell,
>> Lenovo HP etc) you have found to be the most blind-friendly in your
>> opinion, and exactly what specifications you have found to work best.
>> Thank you so much in advance for any input you can offer.
>> Allison Nastoff
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Re: Audio Description

Gary King
 

Unfortunately, it isn't always easy to tell if a particular DVD has Audio Description. I've looked at both "Zero Dark 30" and "Argo" on Amazon, and neither of these movies mention Audio Description in the given information. I also looked for a mention of an alternate English track which is often an indication that Audio Description is present on a DVD, but I didn't find one. Both of these movies are shown with Audio Description in properly equipped theaters.

I read that Blu-ray versions of movies are more likely to have Audio Description than are regular DVD versions. This was true with Avatar. I had to buy an external Blu-ray player to play it because the DVD version in the package didn't have an Audio Description track.

I'll check the site in the message below to see if I can learn anything new.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Holloway" <rholloway@gopbc.org>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 11:03 PM
Subject: Re: Audio Description


My daughter loves Audio Description and it is becoming much more available, though that fact is not well publicized.

Our whole family now goes to the movies quite often and my blind daughter feels very much included with this service. Particularly many Regal theaters show nearly every film with DVS available-- you just request a headset. (Always check first because a few of their films still don't offer the service.) Do remind them that you need the setup for the BLIND (Your white cane may not be a big enough clue.) Quite often they first give us a headset which makes the program LOUDER for the hearing impaired. The only difference is a simple setting change.

Much More TV is running with DVS available these days as well, especially on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, USA, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, TNT and TBS. We found a bunch of Described Christmas shows to share with my daughter this season, including the Original Grinch Cartoon, plus The old "Frosty the Snowman" and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer", all from the late 60's / early 70's, as well as some newer pieces like "Frosty Returns", and "Yes, Virginia". Note that CBS ran most of these (The Grinch was on TBS) and even their publicized list of DVS titles didn't show these Christmas shows. It is VERY likely they will run these again next year with DVS on CBS, so check, even if they don't post them as audio described!

There are upcoming shows with DVS including the Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard from "Star Trek") version of "A Christmas Carol" on TNT, and the 24-hour marathon of "A Christmas Story" on Christmas Eve / Christmas Day on TBS will also run described. Various popular series ranging from NCIS to The Simpsons also run described in many TV markets, and the list will be growing each year.

If you like DVD's, there are lots of described titles too. Over 300 have been released in the last 10 years and currently they seem to release around 70 or 80 new titles each year.

For more info on audio description, here is a great site:
http://www.acb.org/adp/

For more info on DVS in theaters and Movie Schedules, try Caption Fish. Unfortunately, Captionfish has a filter you need to use which may mot be entirely accessible. The site's key focus is open and closed captioning. I just checked and found 93 screens running with audio description available (every showtime) within 30 miles of my house, if that gives you some idea of how much more DVS there is available lately.

Here is the Captionfish address:
http://www.captionfish.com/

Regal also has a listing of available titles with DVS here:
http://www.regmovies.com/Theatres/Captioning-and-Descriptive-Video

Sorry for the off-JAWS-topic response, but hopefully some not aware of some DVS options will benefit.

If you want to discuss further I'm happy to help off-list. No guarantees I'll have an answer, but if I do, I'm glad to share.

Happy Holidays!

Richard


On Dec 14, 2013, at 10:57 PM, Michael Boyd wrote:

Hi Dave,

That's really strange. I just got a reply from my local movie theater confirming to me that they have audio discription available in their theater. So, now I am going to start seeing a new realese now and again.

I am not sure about the audio description in the Ease of Access Center, but it sound like that might be just what it is. I have never noticed it there before. Although it is becoming more prevalent these days, audio description, like closed captioning, is not available on all movies, but movies that do not have it are becoming more a thing of the past. I am going to try it out on my computer though. I have lots of movies, and surely some of them have audio description available on them. Thanks for pointing this find out.

Mike

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From: "Dave "Farfar" Carlson" <dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 4:35 PM
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Subject: Audio Description

While browsing the Ease of Access Center, in the same area as the JAVA
Access Bridge, I found a checkbox for "Turn on audio description". Anyone
tried using it? I presume it's for videos?

Dave Carlson
San Francisco Bay Area semi-retired sales engineer, Farfar, musician, and
woodworker.
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Re: Jaws takes three to six minutes to load

Gary King
 

I'm running JAWS on a netbook, considerably less powerful than your computer, and it runs fine. Load time is probably a combination of the size of JAWS, which continues to increase with each version, and the number of other programs and services that load before JAWS. It has been suggested that you prevent unnecessary programs from loading by using MSConfig. The problem is how to determine which programs are unnecessary.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "brian albriton" <cocanut50@ca.rr.com>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 10:20 PM
Subject: Jaws takes three to six minutes to load


The subject line says it. Just a few more details are that I'm using jaws
15, but even earlier versions take a long time to load.
I got this computer in 2011 and here are some general specs pulled from the
properties window.

Is this not enough computer to handle jaws?
Grins and cheers, Brian

View basic information about your computer
Windows edition
Windows 7 Home Premium
Copyright C 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Service Pack 1
Get more features with a new edition of Windows 7
System
Manufacturer: Sony Electronics Inc.
Model: VAIOR Computer
Rating: Windows Experience Index
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz 1.73 GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB
System type: 64-bit Operating System


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Re: Jaws takes three to six minutes to load

Dave Durber
 

Dave:

I forgot to mention MSCONFIG in my posting.

Goo suggestion.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

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To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 11:36 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws takes three to six minutes to load


Looks like a powerful enough CPU and memory to me.

Maybe you have too many things loading up before Windows starts.

Try this:
Windows+R
Type: msconfig
Enter
Ctrl Tab to the startup page
arrow down that list and uncheck anything that you don't think you need --
and that could be everything except JAWS.

See if that helps.

Dave Carlson
San Francisco Bay Area semi-retired sales engineer, Farfar, musician, and
woodworker.
dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net

----- Original Message -----
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To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 8:20 PM
Subject: Jaws takes three to six minutes to load


The subject line says it. Just a few more details are that I'm using jaws
15, but even earlier versions take a long time to load.
I got this computer in 2011 and here are some general specs pulled from the
properties window.

Is this not enough computer to handle jaws?
Grins and cheers, Brian

View basic information about your computer
Windows edition
Windows 7 Home Premium
Copyright C 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Service Pack 1
Get more features with a new edition of Windows 7
System
Manufacturer: Sony Electronics Inc.
Model: VAIOR Computer
Rating: Windows Experience Index
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz 1.73 GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB
System type: 64-bit Operating System


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Re: Jaws takes three to six minutes to load

Dave Durber
 

Brian:

Have you any idea what the maximum amout of memory your computer can hold?

since you've had your computer, have you run any of the Windows utilities, such as CHKDSK, Disk Cleanup and Defrag?

note1: You should run CHKDSk first, with the /f switch. The procedure for doing this is:

1. Press WINDOWS KEY+R, to open the "Run" dialog.

2. Type the following command:

chkdsk c: /f

then press ENTER.

A dialog is displayed, telling you the type of disk format, that the disk cannot be locked, that chkdsk cannot run, because the volume is in use by another process and asking you if you want chkdsk to run the next time the system staarts. The choices are Y for Yes and N for No.

Note3: If you chose Y for Yes and restarted your system and, chkdsk has performed whatever was necessary, if anything and, you are back at the desktop, you should next run the disk Clean Up utility.

Having chosen the drive and the program has scanned the drive, you are presented with a list of check boxes. Check the boxes for the items you want cleaned, TAB to the OK button and Press ENTER. You are then prompted as to whether you wish to proceed. Yes is highlighted by default. Press ENTER to begin the clean up process.

if you have never run the Disk Clean Up utility since you got your computer, it can take a very long time for the program to complete its tasks, the first time you use it. However, if you use Disk Clean Up on a regular basis, for example, once a week on the same day, the amount of time it takes for the program to perform its tasks, can be very short.

Note2: You can schedule Defrag to defrag your hard drive on a regular basis.

Do you have any antispamware or antispyware software installed on your system?

Do you have a program, such as CCleaner installed, to clear your system of old files, such as: certain cookies; temporary files; temporary internet files and other files created by Windows in each successive Windows session. CCleaner can also clean up your registry.

What size is the swap file on your system? Have you changed it since you got your computer. Below, are instructions to change the size of the Swap File "pagefile.sys", in Windows 7.

To check the current size of the swap file (pagefile.sys) or modify its size, in Windows 7, follow the steps below:

1. Tap the WINDOWS KEY, to open the start menu and enter the Windows 7 Search function.

2. In the search edit field, type:

memory

A window opens which should contain at least the following items:

Windows Memory Diagnostic
Control Panel (4)
How to change the size of virtual memory
Diagnose your computer's memory problems
show how much RAM is on this computer
Check the Windows Index
See More Results

3. Tap the DOWN ARROW, until "How to change the size of virtual memory" is highlighted and press ENTER, to open it.

4. A Windows Help and Support window opens. You can either choose to read the information in the window or, , you can choose to tap the TAB key, until you get to a link, which is labeled "Click to Open System". Press ENTER, to open it.

5. A window opens in Control Panel, containing several options.

6. Tap the TAB key, until you get to a link called, "Advanced System Settings". Press ENTER, to open it.

7. The Advanced Systems Properties dialog box in Control Panel opens and you are placed in the Advanced Tab. By default, the Settings option within the Advanced Tab Page should be highlighted. Verify this by using the JAWS Read Current Line or Say Current Word commands. If Settings is not the object which has focus, tap the TAB key, until it is. Press ENTER, to open the Settings option.

8. The Visual Effects Tab Page opens. Press SHIFT+TAB, to move back to the Visual Effects TAB.

9. Tap the RIGHT ARROW once, to move to the Advanced Tab Page.

10. Tap the TAB key twice, to move to the "Virtual Memory Change" option. Press ENTER, to open it.

11. Automatically Manage paging size for all drives is highlighted. This option is checked by default. If you wish to enter user defined settings for the swap file, tap the SPACE BAR, to uncheck the check box.

Note: On this page, near the bottom of the screen, you will find the following items regarding the Windows memory settings for a particular system:

Minimum Allowed:
Recommended:
Current allocated:

To obtain the values for these settings, use the JAWS cursor or Invisible cursor. With either cursor active, tap the PAGE DOWN key, to move the cursor to the bottom of the screen. Tap the UP ARROW key, 3 times. JAWS will say, "Minimum Allowed:", followed by the value. Tap the DOWN ARROW KEY, JAWS will say, "Recommended:", followed by the value. Tap the DOWN ARROW key, JAWS will say "Currently Allocated:", followed by the value. Tap the PC cursor key to return to the system/PC cursor.

12. Tap the TAB key twice, to move to a combo box, called, "Paging Size for each Drive". By default, System Managed Size is checked

13. If you want to change the size of the Swap File "pagefile.sys", tap the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW, until "Custom Size" is checked.

14. Tap the TAB key once, to move to the "initial Size" edit field.

If the total installed memory is 4 GB and, you wish to set the Initial size of the swap file to 4 GB, type the value 4096, into the edit field.

If the total installed memory is 4 GB and, you wish to expand the Initial size of the swap file by 2 times the total installed memory, type the value, 8192, into the edit field.

If the total installed memory is 4 GB and, you wish to expand the Initial size of the swap file by 2 1/2 times the total installed memory, type the value, 10240, into the edit field.

If the total installed memory is 4 GB and, you wish to expand the Initial size of the swap file by 3 times the total installed memory, type the value, 12288, into the edit field.

15. Tap the TAB key once, to move to the "Maximum Size" edit field.

If the total installed memory is 4 GB and, you wish to set the maximum size of the swap file to 4 GB, 2 times the total memory, 2 1/2 times the total memory, 3 times the total memory, use the appropriate values above.

16. Tap the TAB key once, to move to the "Paging file size for each drive, set button". Tap the SPACE BAR, to accept the values you entered in the 2 edit fields.

17. TAB to the OK button and press the SPACE BAR or ENTER key to close the dialog box. You will be returned to the previous Tab Page.

18. Again, TAB to the OK button and press the ENTER key to close the page.

19. There is one more dialog box to close, TAB to the OK button and press ENTER, to close it.

20. You should now be on the opening page of Control Panel. Press ALT+F4, to close Control Panel.

21. Finally, you should be on the initial Help System Page, Press ALT+F4, to close the window.

22. After all that, you should be back on the Desktop.

I have tested the above instructions and, as far as I can tell, they are 100% accurate.

The above instructions, may or may not work, in Windows Vista and Windows 8. If they do, please let us know.

HTH

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

Certified CompTia A+ computer Technician, since February, 2013.

----- Original Message -----
From: "brian albriton" <cocanut50@ca.rr.com>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 11:20 PM
Subject: Jaws takes three to six minutes to load


The subject line says it. Just a few more details are that I'm using jaws
15, but even earlier versions take a long time to load.
I got this computer in 2011 and here are some general specs pulled from the
properties window.

Is this not enough computer to handle jaws?
Grins and cheers, Brian

View basic information about your computer
Windows edition
Windows 7 Home Premium
Copyright C 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Service Pack 1
Get more features with a new edition of Windows 7
System
Manufacturer: Sony Electronics Inc.
Model: VAIOR Computer
Rating: Windows Experience Index
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz 1.73 GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB
System type: 64-bit Operating System


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JAWS 15 and Outlook 2007

dan Kerstetter <dhk55@...>
 

I have JAWS set up to read messages automatically in Outlook. After opening
a few messages, the automatic reading stops and the message is opened in an
edit window. this means I have to use the say all command to read the
message. Besides shutting down and restarting JAWS, which doesn't always
fix the problem, is there anything else I can do?



I also just noticed while composing this message the f7 key does nothing;
so this message hasn't been spell checked.



thanks for any help or suggestions.



Dan



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Re: Navigating Webpages with JAWS

Michael Boyd <mikeboyd61@...>
 

If Adrian's method does not work, an easy solution, but certainly not a fix, is to set a bookmark at certain intervals by pressing "Control+Windows+K", and if your computer jumps back to the top of the page, simply press the letter K to jump back to the last bookmark that you set. At least this will save you from having to navigate the entire web page to find where you were.

hth,
Mike

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From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2013 3:51 AM
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Subject: RE: Navigating Webpages with JAWS

In the JAWS settings center, arrow down to "Page refresh automatically." You can cycle through the options with the spacebar. Try selecting "off" and see if your experience improves.

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From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2013 6:09 AM
To: jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
Subject: Navigating Webpages with JAWS

Hi All,

I'm using JAWS 13 on my Windows 7 laptop.
So, while reading articles, posts, etc, the cursor often
automatically jumps to the top of the page. As a result, I often
have to re-read the whole thing from the very beginning.
Is there any way to prevent the cursor from losing focus and jumping
around the webpage?
This is really very frustrating. Any help would be really appreciated.

Best,
Rahul

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Re: Laptop purchasing advice

Feliciano G
 

It should work. You could also change the layout of the keyboard if you go to basics menu by getting to the jaws window.

Sent from the Super-iPhone

On Dec 15, 2013, at 2:55 AM, "Petro T. Giannakopoulos" <petrogia@clear.net> wrote:

Just wanted to know about this. If a user buys a USB Numeric Keypad would it work for the user? This would eliminate having to assign keys on the laptop with no insert key? I have seen seen some USB Numeric keypads with extra keys which a user could assign say the application key if needed. Also in JAWS setup wizzard he can change the layout from laptop to desktop if a USB Numeric Keypad is used.

----- Original Message -----
From: Amir
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: Laptop purchasing advice



Hi,
i'm using lenovo here but unfortunately i dont have insert key, yes,
you're right, insert key. need to press fn+page down, for insert, and
fn+page up for scroll lock and something like that! So it's very
difficult for me, using lenovo g485. so be careful when choosing! just
sharing my experience.

On 15/12/2013 0:20, Peter Tighe wrote:
Allison,

I think you are getting some very good advice on this thread!

I would add the following ideas.
1. I lean toward Lenovo

2. 8 gigs of ram would be best but checking on Amazon quickly, I don't
find too many laptops with that much ram.


6 gigs might be acceptable, but 4 gigs of ram is definitely not enough.

3.

Processor speed and type, I think is very important.
I think you should get an I5 rather than an I3.
4.

Mor important, I think the processor speed should be no less than 2.5 GHZ

It seems to me that each new version of Jaws, Kurzweil, Openbook and
Microsoft office is more resource intensive.
That's why you need a good fast processor speed. While you ar making
a new investment, you may as well get enough horse power to pull the
heavy load!

Peter




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From: "Allison Nastoff" <anastoff@pio.carrollu.edu>
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2013 12:08 AM
To: <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Subject: Laptop purchasing advice

Hello everyone,
I have been using JAWS with windows XP for 5 years and have had very
few issues. But since support for windows xp is ending soon and I am
going back to school, I am looking to buy a Windows 7 laptop. But all
of the resources I have read on freedomscientific.com and other sites
are kind of vague about the system requirements needed for JAWS,
especially with regard to processor speed. I am not a tech expert, so
all of the jargon overwhelms me. Five years ago, I worked with DVR who
purchased my laptop through a vendor, but this time since I have some
money from a temp job, I thought it would be fun to pick out my own
laptop. Little did I know how overwhelming this would be. So I am
wondering if anyone who uses a windows 7 laptop and is happy with it
could give me specific recommendations on exactly which brands (Dell,
Lenovo HP etc) you have found to be the most blind-friendly in your
opinion, and exactly what specifications you have found to work best.
Thank you so much in advance for any input you can offer.
Allison Nastoff

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Re: Laptop purchasing advice

Amir <mrdin8877@...>
 

Hi,
i use that but there is problem: insert+j on a laptop? how? caps lock +j on laptop layout doesnt perform that insert +j, dont worry guys, i let jaws run on the taskbar so alt tab to it and done. anyway, be careful when buying! good luck, all the best, bye!

On 15/12/2013 14:08, Feliciano G wrote:
Wow that sucks that you do not have a insert key. I was going to say why don't you use your caps lock key. But then I was like wait she or he probably doesn't use a screen reader like dojaws LOL

Sent from the Super-iPhone

On Dec 14, 2013, at 7:54 PM, Amir <mrdin8877@gmail.com> wrote:


Hi,
i'm using lenovo here but unfortunately i dont have insert key, yes, you're right, insert key. need to press fn+page down, for insert, and fn+page up for scroll lock and something like that! So it's very difficult for me, using lenovo g485. so be careful when choosing! just sharing my experience.

On 15/12/2013 0:20, Peter Tighe wrote:
Allison,

I think you are getting some very good advice on this thread!

I would add the following ideas.
1. I lean toward Lenovo

2. 8 gigs of ram would be best but checking on Amazon quickly, I don't find too many laptops with that much ram.


6 gigs might be acceptable, but 4 gigs of ram is definitely not enough.

3.

Processor speed and type, I think is very important.
I think you should get an I5 rather than an I3.
4.

Mor important, I think the processor speed should be no less than 2.5 GHZ

It seems to me that each new version of Jaws, Kurzweil, Openbook and Microsoft office is more resource intensive.
That's why you need a good fast processor speed. While you ar making a new investment, you may as well get enough horse power to pull the heavy load!

Peter




--------------------------------------------------
From: "Allison Nastoff" <anastoff@pio.carrollu.edu>
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2013 12:08 AM
To: <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Subject: Laptop purchasing advice

Hello everyone,
I have been using JAWS with windows XP for 5 years and have had very
few issues. But since support for windows xp is ending soon and I am
going back to school, I am looking to buy a Windows 7 laptop. But all
of the resources I have read on freedomscientific.com and other sites
are kind of vague about the system requirements needed for JAWS,
especially with regard to processor speed. I am not a tech expert, so
all of the jargon overwhelms me. Five years ago, I worked with DVR who
purchased my laptop through a vendor, but this time since I have some
money from a temp job, I thought it would be fun to pick out my own
laptop. Little did I know how overwhelming this would be. So I am
wondering if anyone who uses a windows 7 laptop and is happy with it
could give me specific recommendations on exactly which brands (Dell,
Lenovo HP etc) you have found to be the most blind-friendly in your
opinion, and exactly what specifications you have found to work best.
Thank you so much in advance for any input you can offer.
Allison Nastoff

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Re: Navigating Webpages with JAWS

Adrian Spratt
 

In the JAWS settings center, arrow down to "Page refresh automatically." You can cycle through the options with the spacebar. Try selecting "off" and see if your experience improves.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2013 6:09 AM
To: jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
Subject: Navigating Webpages with JAWS

Hi All,

I'm using JAWS 13 on my Windows 7 laptop.
So, while reading articles, posts, etc, the cursor often
automatically jumps to the top of the page. As a result, I often
have to re-read the whole thing from the very beginning.
Is there any way to prevent the cursor from losing focus and jumping
around the webpage?
This is really very frustrating. Any help would be really appreciated.

Best,
Rahul

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