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Re: Examples of inaccessible and accessible web sites?

Andre Jarreau <andre.jarreau@...>
 

Thanks Maria. At least I know it can be done and that is encouraging.
Sunny Day!

Best,

Andre

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From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Maria Campbell
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:44 PM
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Subject: Re: Examples of inaccessible and accessible web sites?

Honestly, I just went to act as if I was buying something, and all my
information came up, including my credit card info. The only problem I
have is that I can't delete an old credit card and have to add my new
one each time. I may have to call customer service about that.


Sunny Day
Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@sbcglobal.net

When the power of love is stronger than the love of power,
Then the world will know peace.

On 1/30/2014 7:01 PM, Andre Jarreau wrote:
Do you know what I might try to get the credit card payment frame/window
to
open within Amazon? Thanks.


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From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Maria
Campbell
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 5:35 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Examples of inaccessible and accessible web sites?

Unless Amazon has changed a lot lately, I've done a lot of shopping
there without any problems.
I've bought CD's, print books, and other merchandise, though I haven't
gotten any audio books.


Sunny Day
Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@sbcglobal.net

When the power of love is stronger than the love of power,
Then the world will know peace.

On 1/30/2014 3:31 PM, Andre Jarreau wrote:
I for one cannot get Amazon to work. I can select a book/audio but
cannot
pay for it. I buy Kindle books and have Kindle for PC on my computer.
The
only way I can get a Kindle book is to give my card number to a customer
service rep. JAWS does not see the credit card window to pay by.

I use JAWS 13, Windows 7, Office 2010 with IE9.

Right now I'm trying to figure out how to download FireFox to see if it
works better.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Russell
Solowoniuk
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 10:34 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Examples of inaccessible and accessible web sites?

Hi all,

I'll be co-presenting next week to a class of students regarding
accessibility of websites and writing for the web.

I'd like to demo some really accessible websites, and some really
inaccessible websites. Can anyone suggest some accessible sites, and
some
inaccessible sites with any or all of the following issues.
Unlabelled forms
Unlabelled images
Multiple unlabelled buttons
Pages with links with labels like ""click here"
Pages with Captchas
Pages with very poor visual contrast
Websites that only work in one browser

Thanks for any and all suggestions.

Russell
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Re: Examples of inaccessible and accessible web sites?

Maria Campbell <lucky1inct@...>
 

Honestly, I just went to act as if I was buying something, and all my information came up, including my credit card info. The only problem I have is that I can't delete an old credit card and have to add my new one each time. I may have to call customer service about that.


Sunny Day
Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@sbcglobal.net

When the power of love is stronger than the love of power,
Then the world will know peace.

On 1/30/2014 7:01 PM, Andre Jarreau wrote:
Do you know what I might try to get the credit card payment frame/window to
open within Amazon? Thanks.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Maria Campbell
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 5:35 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Examples of inaccessible and accessible web sites?

Unless Amazon has changed a lot lately, I've done a lot of shopping
there without any problems.
I've bought CD's, print books, and other merchandise, though I haven't
gotten any audio books.


Sunny Day
Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@sbcglobal.net

When the power of love is stronger than the love of power,
Then the world will know peace.

On 1/30/2014 3:31 PM, Andre Jarreau wrote:
I for one cannot get Amazon to work. I can select a book/audio but cannot
pay for it. I buy Kindle books and have Kindle for PC on my computer.
The
only way I can get a Kindle book is to give my card number to a customer
service rep. JAWS does not see the credit card window to pay by.

I use JAWS 13, Windows 7, Office 2010 with IE9.

Right now I'm trying to figure out how to download FireFox to see if it
works better.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Russell
Solowoniuk
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 10:34 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Examples of inaccessible and accessible web sites?

Hi all,

I'll be co-presenting next week to a class of students regarding
accessibility of websites and writing for the web.

I'd like to demo some really accessible websites, and some really
inaccessible websites. Can anyone suggest some accessible sites, and some
inaccessible sites with any or all of the following issues.
Unlabelled forms
Unlabelled images
Multiple unlabelled buttons
Pages with links with labels like ""click here"
Pages with Captchas
Pages with very poor visual contrast
Websites that only work in one browser

Thanks for any and all suggestions.

Russell
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Re: Examples of inaccessible and accessible web sites?

Andre Jarreau <andre.jarreau@...>
 

Do you know what I might try to get the credit card payment frame/window to
open within Amazon? Thanks.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Maria Campbell
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 5:35 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Examples of inaccessible and accessible web sites?

Unless Amazon has changed a lot lately, I've done a lot of shopping
there without any problems.
I've bought CD's, print books, and other merchandise, though I haven't
gotten any audio books.


Sunny Day
Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@sbcglobal.net

When the power of love is stronger than the love of power,
Then the world will know peace.

On 1/30/2014 3:31 PM, Andre Jarreau wrote:
I for one cannot get Amazon to work. I can select a book/audio but cannot
pay for it. I buy Kindle books and have Kindle for PC on my computer.
The
only way I can get a Kindle book is to give my card number to a customer
service rep. JAWS does not see the credit card window to pay by.

I use JAWS 13, Windows 7, Office 2010 with IE9.

Right now I'm trying to figure out how to download FireFox to see if it
works better.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Russell
Solowoniuk
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 10:34 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Examples of inaccessible and accessible web sites?

Hi all,

I'll be co-presenting next week to a class of students regarding
accessibility of websites and writing for the web.

I'd like to demo some really accessible websites, and some really
inaccessible websites. Can anyone suggest some accessible sites, and some
inaccessible sites with any or all of the following issues.
Unlabelled forms
Unlabelled images
Multiple unlabelled buttons
Pages with links with labels like ""click here"
Pages with Captchas
Pages with very poor visual contrast
Websites that only work in one browser

Thanks for any and all suggestions.

Russell
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Re: Examples of inaccessible and accessible web sites?

Maria Campbell <lucky1inct@...>
 

Unless Amazon has changed a lot lately, I've done a lot of shopping there without any problems.
I've bought CD's, print books, and other merchandise, though I haven't gotten any audio books.


Sunny Day
Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@sbcglobal.net

When the power of love is stronger than the love of power,
Then the world will know peace.

On 1/30/2014 3:31 PM, Andre Jarreau wrote:
I for one cannot get Amazon to work. I can select a book/audio but cannot
pay for it. I buy Kindle books and have Kindle for PC on my computer. The
only way I can get a Kindle book is to give my card number to a customer
service rep. JAWS does not see the credit card window to pay by.

I use JAWS 13, Windows 7, Office 2010 with IE9.

Right now I'm trying to figure out how to download FireFox to see if it
works better.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Russell
Solowoniuk
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 10:34 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Examples of inaccessible and accessible web sites?

Hi all,

I'll be co-presenting next week to a class of students regarding
accessibility of websites and writing for the web.

I'd like to demo some really accessible websites, and some really
inaccessible websites. Can anyone suggest some accessible sites, and some
inaccessible sites with any or all of the following issues.
Unlabelled forms
Unlabelled images
Multiple unlabelled buttons
Pages with links with labels like ""click here"
Pages with Captchas
Pages with very poor visual contrast
Websites that only work in one browser

Thanks for any and all suggestions.

Russell
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Re: Focus 40 Blue for JAWS

Angel
 

We learned to touch type. We never hunted and pecked. Not even those with partial sight when I was educated. We typed all our assignments. After Brailing rough drafts of them. As do blind students matriculating in the third world even today. Look at the writings by Helen Keller, for example, verses those written by today's blind student. Even those written by her when she was a child, comparing them to those written by blind children these days supposedly advantaged by all this modern technology. She not only learned to write the Braille with which we are familiar, but, she also learned to read and to write New York Point, and American Braille. As there were then three Braille systems extant. Are today's children less well intelligent than was she. Or are they spoiled by modern technology. Thinking they don't have to learn to incorporate self discipline and excellence in their lives. As did blind individuals in days past.

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From: "Steve Matzura" <number6@noisynotes.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 3:00 AM
Subject: Re: Focus 40 Blue for JAWS


I taught myself to type in the fifth grade because I had to submit
three pages of double-spaced stuff for a book report or some other
nonsense, and my family said they weren't going to do it for me any
more, it was time I learned to type. So I did. Accuracy came later
with proper typing courses in school, but every since then, I never
again handed in a brailled assignment unless it was to a blind
teacher. We did what we had to do, and still do.
Communication was always stressed as of the utmost importance to a
blind person. If you can't make your wants and needs understood either
verbally or in writing, you're in trouble deep. Even handwriting, even
if it's just printing capital letters, should be well known and
practiced. You never know when you might need it, either to
communicate with a deaf person, or if you lose the power of speech or
the ability to speak, as I did for six weeks in 1977 after some
serious surgery. Without a pencil and notepad, I couldn't even tell a
nurse I had to go to the bathroom! Pointing and gesturing did not do
me any good at all. I guess I never learned how to gesture (LOL).
Finally somebody brought me a pencil and paper, thinking I could just
write script like any other sighted person. boy were they surprised
when I started block-printing lines and lines of stuff! If only the
Type-n-Speak existed back then, or some other type of communication
device like that.

On Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:39:51 -0400, you wrote:

As I recall, life in the "technological dark ages", while much less of a hassle for the sighted, caused a good deal of hassle for everyone. We endured what now seems intolerable hassle to prepare even a term paper or the like. Most of us would "hunt-and-peck" (type) our way through preparing any formal assignment and produce a marginally acceptable piece, generally with half a bottle or so of liquid paper "white out" smeared all over the thing to fix "typos", but it was either that, or pay someone to type for us.

This is huge example where students today have a potential for much more of a level playing field. Kids in grade school today do their own web research and word process their own papers, sighted or blind, so long as they have the right skills and equipment.

I don't claim to fully grasp the magnitude of change which technology has brought to the blind, but I figure if I take the changes for the sighted in a similar area and multiply by say, 50 or 100, I might be on the right track. And while we face absurd prejudice and misassumptions daily where our daughter is concerned, no longer is it assumed (by most at least) that blind people need to be shipped off to a special school to live, or that blind people are helpless idiots. It is not impressive that my daughter gets up and goes to school with typical kids. It is not impressive that she swims or dances will be a school patrol or plays in the chess club, etc. That's what kids are SUPPOSED to do. What is impressive is being on the honor roll, as she is, or winning a national competition, as she has done a couple of times.

And mind you, i expect there are still situations where a school for the blind is an appropriate choice, but simply being blind certainly doesn't make that an automatic decision. I suggest it never should have in the past either.

I'm not trying to over-brag. Only to make the point that my greatest wish for my daughter is that she impress others, just like I want my typically-sighted children to do-- through hard work and accomplishment and ultimately through achievement. That, or that she do whatever it is she needs to make her be happy and feel fulfilled in life.

With various e-books and Bookshare, my daughter can access tens, if. of hundreds of thousands of books. With the combination of her Braille display and JAWS, she can access a huge number of web sites, and tossing an iPod and iPad into the mix with VoiceOver, even more sites can be accessed.

I cannot imagine my daughter's life without the equalization of technology, and I look anxiously forward to new conveniences which seem sure to abound in the years to come. All we have to do is figure out how to pay for them! LOL...

Great discussion everyone.

Thanks, Richard.

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 18, 2013, at 7:47 AM, "Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)" <Ted.Lisle@ky.gov> wrote:

Yep, that's how we did it. IBM brought forth its first PC, with its glorious 16k of memory, just about the time I was wrapping up my dissertation, so I guess timing is everything. I started using an XT for daily work while I was teaching at University of Louisville, producing all my own exams, and other related material, without relying on my department. I just printed out the number of copies I knew I'd need. I learned my first spreadsheet so I could use it to keep grades. Of course, I had to have sighted help grading tests and papers.

Having lived, and worked, both before and after makes me appreciate what we have now.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Angel
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 5:18 PM
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Subject: Re: Focus 40 Blue for JAWS

When we typed on manual typewriters, with and without the language accent marks, in whichever languages we wrote, we kept in memory what we wrote, and accuracy was held high as a premium. We were quite aware we would have no spoken or written feedback as we typed. When we wrote papers we Brailed rough drafts, and, if we were particular, we Brailed final drafts as well, and we copied from those drafts on the typewriter. So, we would be aware of what we were writing. I would mark a stopping place with tape on the draft.
That I might return to it when I resumed typing.
We engaged readers, paid for by the state. Which taught us the skills we would need as adults when we hired others to do work for us. Such as reading or driving, or assisting us with other tasks requiring sight. They read to us the comments left on our [papers by the teachers. I hope this assists you in determining the answer to your question. This method worked for those like Robert Erwin, who, in 1904 created the first resource room for the blind in a sighted educational setting. In my own city, I might add. I was taught by his apprentice teacher. As you all know, he was also totally blind, and was a Harvard graduate. Long before all these affirmative action programs, and these student service centers, and the ADA program extant today. Doctor Jacobus Tenbroek, 1916-1968 http://www.blind.net/who-are-the-blind-who-lead-the-blind/dr-jacobus-tenbroek-1916-to-1968.html
who, as you know was a renown blind constitutional lawyer. Who founded in
1940 the National Federation of the Blind. Regardless what one might think of the organization itself, how many blind people who are 24 years old today can boast they founded a nation wide organization of the blind. The first
of its kind in history. and the grand and marvelous Doctor Abraham Nemith.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_NemethWhose like we will rarely see again I fear. Not to mention the fine modern Blind African Ph.D holders who were taught using the technology I listed in my previous posts.
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Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 2:53 PM
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I don't think I follow you-- if you type a paper conventionally, how do
you review / edit it?

My daughter types in qwerty quite well, but if you're typing, unless
you have a braille display and you're typing electronically, how would
you know what you've typed? Screen reader? If so, that's not the same thing.
Screen readers are great, but that's the SCREEN reading, not the student.

Sighted kids can look at what they have written or typed and correct
it before it is turned in. Braille literacy for kids is all about
blind / VI kids reading and writing in braille. For us, the screen
reader is mostly a convenience or things like Web Surfing, where
sometimes there's no practical way to work with a braille display
alone. That, or a convenience that supplements her braille work now and then.
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Re: Examples of inaccessible and accessible web sites?

Andre Jarreau <andre.jarreau@...>
 

I for one cannot get Amazon to work. I can select a book/audio but cannot
pay for it. I buy Kindle books and have Kindle for PC on my computer. The
only way I can get a Kindle book is to give my card number to a customer
service rep. JAWS does not see the credit card window to pay by.

I use JAWS 13, Windows 7, Office 2010 with IE9.

Right now I'm trying to figure out how to download FireFox to see if it
works better.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Russell
Solowoniuk
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 10:34 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Examples of inaccessible and accessible web sites?

Hi all,

I'll be co-presenting next week to a class of students regarding
accessibility of websites and writing for the web.

I'd like to demo some really accessible websites, and some really
inaccessible websites. Can anyone suggest some accessible sites, and some
inaccessible sites with any or all of the following issues.
Unlabelled forms
Unlabelled images
Multiple unlabelled buttons
Pages with links with labels like ""click here"
Pages with Captchas
Pages with very poor visual contrast
Websites that only work in one browser

Thanks for any and all suggestions.

Russell
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Re: Focus 40 Blue for JAWS

Angel
 

There are different challenges today than there were in the past. But, we who completed our degreed education prior to the rehabilitation act of 1973 faced equal amounts of challenges. We were more disciplined than are most sighted students these days. We were able to enter college without having to take remedial writing. We never had to take placement tests after high school to determine our readiness to matriculate at the University level. Many sighted students who enter local community colleges must take such tests.

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Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 3:00 AM
Subject: Re: Focus 40 Blue for JAWS


Again, late to the game on responding, but I do so agree with you.
However, with the accelerated pace of classes and the overwhelming
amount of material required for absorption, I challenge our old
slates, styluses, manual typewriters and abacuses to keep up with
today's demands, not to mention our backs hauling all that stuff
around when an iPad or other tablet will replace them all and do more
than what all of them could in the past.

On Tue, 16 Jul 2013 04:51:56 -0400, you wrote:

All this seems daunting to me. When I matriculated all I needed for my
school work was a Braille slate and stylus, reel to reel tape recorder,
Braille writer, and a manual typewriter, abacus, and or a Taylor arithmetic
slate. All of which ran perhaps 250 dollars in cost then. It causes one to
wonder whether the education gotten is worth the high cost of all the modern
technology doesn't it?
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Sent: Monday, July 15, 2013 11:42 PM
Subject: Re: Focus 40 Blue for JAWS


Your advice is sound.

However, my daughter is only 10 (now) and wasn't using her computer
extensively at the time the SMA ran out. We started off with a PAC Mate
with a display and a new computer with JAWS for her when she was four.
Freedom got us with a couple of sma's and a couple of hma's (or whatever
the hardware agreements are).

Soon after we bought all this (she was age 5) , our daughter started
working with Braille 'n Speak. Then moved to an mPower at 6, and on to an
Apex BrailleNote at age 7, so decided to hold off until she was ready to
start really using the FS items more before that became a place to spend
even more money. Besides, we needed to buy various iDevices for her as
well along the way. And other little items like Victor Readers and such.
There is always somewhere to spend more money on technology.

Actually, we realize now that we actually could have used the JAWS license
with her PAC mate and had working JAWS 12, 13, and 14, before we upgraded,
but I don't think it has caused her a major setback. It actually would
have been nice if they had told us the PAC Mate included the JAWS feature
up front. That extra $900 was hard to part with then, and I'd have saved
the original SMA money plus the upgrade money if I had only bought now--
something like $600, and be in the exact same place now.

We've been using her Apex extremely heavily for several years now. It is
where most everything is done for her schoolwork and personal notes and a
good deal of her online needs are handled between the Apex and her
iDevices.

That said, were heading into 5th grade and we need to get more up to speed
with our jAWS as well as all the rest, so it was time, and the hassle of
using the PacMate as a huge JAWS "DONGLE" was just too much of a hassle
not to move forward with a regular license. I may need to get her a laptop
pretty soon anyhow, so we'll be all set for that when the time comes. The
only problem is she's gonna need a wagon or small golf cart to haul all
her technology around with her pretty soon, LOL.

Good advice though-- I appreciate it!

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 15, 2013, at 9:57 PM, "Lee Maschmeyer" <leemer1@comcast.net> wrote:

For what it's worth (every penny you pay for this advice <grin>)
screenreaders are far too much in flux to skimp on updates. If you have
the money it is close to imperative, imho, to purchase every single
update. And, when you do an automatic upgrade, destroy your personal
settings for that version and use Settings Center to recreate them from
scratch. Personal settings are, for example, the ones in:

c:\users\lmaschm\appdata\roaming\freedom scientific\jaws\

This is the path on Windows 7. Other versions have slight variations. And
of course replace lmaschm with your (or your daughter's) ID.

Just shooting off my mouth but it really is a good idea to buy new
versions so you're lucky you did so,

--

Lee Maschmeyer

"Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to
others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what
you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise."
--Lewis Carroll

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Re: FW: Installing 15

Gary King
 

Even if you could run a new version of JAWS in demo mode, I don't think that would solve the problem. The installation of the new version would still update shared components.
Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net

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From: "Robert Hebert" <roberthebert@telus.net>
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Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 1:19 PM
Subject: RE: FW: Installing 15


If you have any concerns, why not run all latest updates for Jaws in
40-minute demo mode?

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Gary King
Sent: January-30-14 8:50 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: FW: Installing 15

Ideally, you would be able to try out a new version of JAWS without causing
problems with the previous version. Since FS updates shared components,
however, this isn't always the case. You may end up having to not only
remove the version you are trying, but also remove the previous version
along with shared components and reinstall it.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
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From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 9:30 AM
Subject: RE: FW: Installing 15


My concern here is that one time I installed a later version of JAWS, it
somehow affected the existing version. When I removed the new version, the
old version acted differently and couldn't be fixed. I assume the cause
was something to do with shared files.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of George B
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:53 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: FW: Installing 15

Why don't you leave 14 on your device and install 15 and use it and see
and
if not to your liking remove it...

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Lisle,
Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 05:19
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: RE: FW: Installing 15

I've already got it in my hand. My question is will this installation
make my work time easier, more productive, more enjoyable, any of the
above? If not, why bother.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Hazel
Darvell
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 4:55 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: FW: Installing 15

None of the below will encourage me to put my hand in my pocket and pay
out for upgrades when there are perfectly good and free screen readers
out there.
\I don't want to take a university degree to enable me to change
settings .
I am running on Jaws 13 and will not move from this.
Take note FS we are not all made of money.
Hazel
On 28/01/2014 19:55, Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) wrote:
Here it is, as requested. I'D seen at least some of this. Maybe I'm
getting harder to impress, but I'm still on the fence.

Ted

From: Grant Downey [mailto:Gdowney@FreedomScientific.com] On Behalf
Of Freedom Scientific Technical Support
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 2:39 PM
To: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Subject: RE: Installing 15

Hello Ted:

Thank you for contacting Freedom Scientific Support.

There are always internal improvements and tweeks with every version
of JAWS. It is a good idea to install JAWS 15 even if you are still
using a Windows 7 machine. For your information, below is the what's
new for JAWS 15.

This is taken from the JAWS 15 help section.

Vocalizer Expressive Synthesizer

JAWS 15 supports Vocalizer Expressive voices from Nuance
Communications. These new voices work exclusively with JAWS. Vocalizer
Expressive offers many
benefits including pitch control, so you can more easily identify
upper case characters, improved performance, especially in the areas of
latency and speech
quality, as well as support for a wide variety of languages.

To download these voices, go to the
Vocalizer Expressive Voices
Web page. Each voice can be downloaded as high premium or premium.
The high premium voices are large files, but offer the highest quality
speech. The
premium voices offer very good speech quality and a smaller file
size. Both high premium and premium versions of a voice can be
installed on the same computer
so they can be compared. After installing a voice, a Vocalizer
Expressive profile will be added to the list of JAWS voice profiles.

New FSReader 3 with HTML Support

A new version of FSReader, Freedom Scientific's software DAISY
(Digital Accessible Information System) book reader, is included with
JAWS 15. In FSReader
3, the text area of the book is now in HTML format, which means you
can navigate using the same techniques that you use on the Web. You can
use navigation
quick keys such as H to move by heading or P to move by paragraph.
You can also use the JAWS list of links, list of headings, and more.

To learn more about using FSReader 3 to access DAISY content, refer
to the FSReader Getting Started book which can be accessed by pressing
F1 while in
FSReader.

Download Freedom Scientific Training Materials Using FSReader

You will now download and install Freedom Scientific training DAISY
books directly through FSReader 3. Training materials will no longer be
listed in the
JAWS Check for Updates dialog box.

To access Freedom Scientific training DAISY books, do the following:

list of 3 items
1. Start FSReader 3.
2. Press ALT+F to open the File menu and choose Open JAWS Training
Table of Contents to open the table of contents book.
3. Each available DAISY book is identified as a link. Navigate to the
book you want to open and press ENTER. If the selected book has not yet
been installed
on your computer, FSReader will automatically download and install
the book and then open it. Otherwise, the selected book is opened.
list end

New Speech History for Speech-only Users

For years, braille users have had a mode where the braille display
would show the exact information spoken by the speech synthesizer. You
can also pan
the braille display back to review the last 50 spoken items. The New
Speech History feature in JAWS 15 extends this functionality to users
who rely on
speech more than braille.

If you miss one or more messages spoken by JAWS, you can press
INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by H to open a Results Viewer window
containing up to the last
50 announcements spoken by the synthesizer. When the Speech History
window opens, you are placed on the line containing the most recent
announcement. To
clear the history, press INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by SHIFT+H. The
history is also cleared when you lock the computer or completely log
off. If you do
not want JAWS to maintain a speech history, clear the Enable Speech
History check box in Settings Center.

The braille mode, previously called Speech History, has been renamed
to Speech Output in order to avoid confusion.

Updated Skype Support

JAWS 15 now offers support for the latest version of Skype. Using
Skype, you can make free voice and video calls as well as send and
receive instant messages
with other users across the Internet. If you are running a version of
Skype earlier than 6.3, you should update to the most recent version to
take full
advantage of JAWS support for Skype.

For best results using Skype with JAWS, it is recommended that you
switch to Compact View, which displays your Contact list in the main
window, while conversations
are displayed in their own separate windows. You can then use ALT+TAB
or the Window List dialog box (INSERT+F10) to move between conversation
windows and
the Skype main window. To switch to Compact View, press ALT+V to open
the View menu, press UP ARROW to Compact view, and press ENTER.

Some other key enhancements include:

list of 6 items
* When Skype alerts you to an incoming call, JAWS automatically
speaks the text of the notification regardless of what application you
are currently using.
The notification is also shown on the braille display as a flash
message.
* If you are in a chat window typing messages back and forth with
another Skype user, JAWS automatically announces incoming messages as
they are received.
Incoming messages are also shown on the braille display as a flash
message. If you are involved in multiple conversations and you are
using the Compact
View, which opens each conversation in a separate window, JAWS will
also read incoming messages from other conversations in the background.
* Pressing CTRL in conjunction with number 1 through 0 on the number
row will read the last 10 items in the history list with CTRL+1 being
the most recent.
Pressing these keystrokes twice quickly will display the
corresponding message in the Virtual Viewer.
* Pressing CTRL+SHIFT+E will move focus to the chat entry field if
the currently open Skype window contains one.
* Pressing CTRL+WINDOWS Key in conjunction with number 1 through 5 on
the number row will let you specify up to 5 conversation windows you
can quickly
switch to by pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by number 1 through 5.
* Pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by SHIFT+R will repeat the
current background notification, such as who is calling or an incomming
message.
list end

For more information on using JAWS with Skype, refer to the Skype
help topic.

Third-party Braille Display Drivers now Included in JAWS Installation

For the past several years, Freedom Scientific has worked closely
with braille display manufacturers to help them create drivers that
enable their displays
to take advantage of all of the latest braille support offered by
JAWS. This includes BrailleIn and the ability to enter text into
applications directly
from the braille display's Perkins-style keyboard. Once Freedom
Scientific had verified and digitally signed a driver, users of third-
party braille displays
would need to download the JAWS driver from the manufacturer's Web
site in order to use it.

Beginning with JAWS 15, several third-party braille display drivers
will now be automatically installed with JAWS and will be available for
adding through
the Synthesizer and Braille Manager as soon as the JAWS installation
is complete. Users will no longer have to download and install a
separate JAWS driver
for there display from a different Web site.

The latest braille display drivers from the following manufacturers
are now included with JAWS:

list of 7 items
* American Printing House for the Blind
* BAUM Retec AG
* Handy Tech
* HIMS
* HumanWare
* Optelec Tieman Group (Only Alva BC-640 at this time)
* Papenmeier
list end

Note: Certain braille displays may require you to download a separate
Windows driver from the Manufacturer's Web site before they can be
used.

Auto Detection of Braille Displays

If you establish a USB or Bluetooth connection with your braille
display, JAWS now immediately detects and begins using the display
without the need to
first close and restart JAWS. This is especially useful if you use
JAWS in a school or training environment where multiple braille
displays may be used
with the same computer. For instance, if you are using a Focus 40
Blue over a Bluetooth connection and you establish a USB connection
with another display,
JAWS will begin using the braille display that is connected over USB.
If you then disconnect the USB display and power on the Focus 40 Blue,
JAWS will
switch back to the Bluetooth connection with the Focus Blue.

More Braille Options Added to Startup Wizard

The JAWS Startup Wizard consists of a series of pages that let you
quickly configure some of the more commonly used JAWS settings without
the need to go
through several menus and managers to locate them. In JAWS 15, the
Braille page of the Startup Wizard has been expanded to include more
common braille
settings that users tend to configure the most when they first
install JAWS. In addition to contracted braille options and flash
messages, you can now
also set the braille mode (Structured, Line, or Speech Output),
enable or disable word wrap, reverse the panning buttons on your
display, select the placement
of your display's status cells, or set the firmness of the braille
dots on your Focus or PAC Mate Portable Braille Display. In addition,
if you read braille
in more than one language, you can specify the primary language
table.

Instant Switching between Braille Tables

If you regularly access information in other languages using your
braille display, JAWS now allows you to configure preferred braille
tables that you can
switch between on-the-fly using Quick Settings or a convenient
keystroke.

To set preferred tables, open the Settings Center, expand the Braille
group, expand the Advanced group, and then choose Braille Tables. A
dialog box opens
listing all of the braille tables included with JAWS. You can choose
the tables you want to set as preferred tables as well as set one of
your preferred
tables as the primary table. For instance, you may want to switch
between English, Spanish, and French, but have English as your primary
table.

Once you have set your preferred braille tables, you can open Quick
Settings from any application and use the new Preferred Translation
Table option, located
under the Braille Options group, to cycle between your preferred
tables. You can also press DOTS 2-3-4-5-7 CHORD from the Perkins-style
keyboard on your
Freedom Scientific Focus series braille display to quickly switch
between preferred braille tables.

Braille Structured Mode Improvements

When using JAWS with a refreshable braille display, Structured Mode
gives you descriptive information about the current dialog box and the
current selected
control. Previously, the only way to change how Structured Mode
presented information was to select Define Structured Mode in Settings
Center to open a
dialog box where you could individually configure each control type,
for instance, check boxes and buttons.

JAWS 15 makes the process of configuring Structured Mode much easier
by adding a new Structured Mode group under the Braille group in
Settings Center that
contains options for configuring how the structured line is displayed
so you do not have to modify each individual control. In addition, when
displaying
a structured line, JAWS will align the braille display to show the
most relevant information, such as a prompt, to elliminate the need to
pan the display
in order to locate this information.

To access the new Structured Mode settings, Open Settings Center
(INSERT+F2), expand the Braille group, and then select the Structured
Mode group. The
following options are now available:

list of 4 items
* Open the Include Optional Components group to configure what
control info is shown on the braille display. This includes, the
control type and whether
it will be displayed in the status cells or not, level and position,
hotkeys, hints, dialog box title information, dialog box descriptive
text, and control
group info.
* Select or clear the Align to Structured Segment option to determine
if JAWS will align the display to the most appropriate Structured Mode
segment when
a control gains focus.
* Select or clear the Reverse Order of Structured Data to change how
the structured line is shown on the braille display. When selected, the
control info
is shown first, followed by the group, and then the dialog box
information.
* Select Advanced to open the Control Type Options dialog box where
you can modify symbols used to represent controls on your braille
display as well as
the symbols used to represent the states a control can be in - such
as selected or cleared for a check box.
list end

By default, the control type, such as chk for check box and btn for
button, is shown in the status cells of the braille display. If you
encounter multiple
types that need to be shown in the status cells, the symbols for each
individual type will be combined into a single symbol that will fit in
the status
area of the display. For example, if you encounter a graphic within a
link, you would see ilnk. If the graphic was part of a level 1 heading,
you would
see ih1. If a graphical link was part of a level 2 heading, you would
see ilh2, if the display has four status cells, or just ilh if the
display has three
status cells.

For more information, see the Braille Display Modes help topic.

Changed Braille Symbols for Structured Mode

The following braille symbols used to represent various control
states in Structured Mode have been changed.

list of 6 items
* A - is now used to indicate opened or expanded.
* A + is now used to indicate closed or collapsed.
* Disabled and Grayed are now represented by xx.
* Required is now represented by rq.
* Pressed is now represented by the = symbol.
* Graphics are now indicated by img.
list end

Enhanced Table Reading in Braille

JAWS allows you to determine how much information is shown on your
refreshable braille display for tables in Word documents as well as
virtualized documents
such as Web pages and e-mail messages. Using the settings in the
Table Options group, located under the Braille Options group in Quick
Settings, you can
choose to display the current cell, current row, or current column.
In JAWS 15, enhancements to these options have been made to make it
even easier to
access the contents of tables using braille.

If JAWS is configured to display either the current row or current
column, JAWS now displays the vertical bar symbol (dots 1-2-5-6)
between cells to help
indicate where one cell ends and the next begins.

If JAWS is configured to display either the current row or current
column, JAWS now displays the vertical bar symbol (dots 1-2-5-6)
between cells to help
indicate where one cell ends and the next begins.

If the current row is being displayed, JAWS will now display the
current column number before the cell where the cursor is located. In
addition, if JAWS
is configured to speak column headers, the header for the current
column will also be shown in braille following the column number and
prior to the cell
containing the cursor.

Similarly, If the current column is being displayed, JAWS will now
display the current row number before the cell where the cursor is
located. In addition,
if JAWS is configured to speak row headers, the header for the
current row will also be shown in braille following the row number and
prior to the cell
containing the cursor.

Error Reporting

In order to more promptly respond to customer issues, the new JAWS
error reporting feature will allow you to send information about any
JAWS errors to
Freedom Scientific over the Internet. If JAWS unexpectedly closes, a
memory dump file, containing diagnostic information, is created in the
JAWS user settings
folder. If you also experience any issues where JAWS appears to still
be running, but you have lost speech or braille, you can press
INSERT+WINDOWS Key+F4
to manually close JAWS, terminate all related processes, and create
the memory dump file.

After the memory dump file has been created, JAWS will automatically
restart and display a dialog box indicating that an error was detected
and will ask
if you want to send this information to Freedom Scientific. Choose
the Send button to transmit the error report directly to Freedom
Scientific. JAWS will
display a message to indicate that the report was sent successfully.
If there was a problem sending the report, for instance, you do not
have an active
Internet connection, you are asked if you want to try sending it
again. Choose Yes or No. Choose Don't Send if you do not wish to send
the error report
to Freedom Scientific. Choosing to send any error reports helps
Freedom Scientific to continue to improve JAWS.

The information transmitted to Freedom Scientific is limited to the
memory dump file as well as generic information allowing Freedom
Scientific to investigate
the source of the issue, such as your product version number, the
date and time the error occurred, number of times your system has
experienced an error,
and the error code related to the problem that occurred. The only
information related to your specific environment that is transmitted is
your computer's
MAC address to find trends on a particular system. However, there is
no way for us to map MAC addresses to any particular individual, and no
personal identification
information is transmitted.

In addition, you can choose from one of the following radio buttons:

list of 3 items
* Ask me if I want to send error reports to Freedom Scientific each
time: Choosing this option will cause this dialog box to be displayed
each time an
error is detected. This is the default setting.
* Send all error reports to Freedom Scientific without asking: If you
choose this option, future error reports are automatically sent to
Freedom Scientific
without displaying a dialog box.
* Never send error reports to Freedom Scientific: If you choose this
option,, any future error reports will not be sent to Freedom
Scientific and you will
not be prompted to send an error report.
list end

You can also configure this setting using the new Error Reporting
combo box, located on the Miscellaneous page in Settings Center.

Navigation Quick Key Changes

The following Navigation Quick Key assignments have been changed to
be more consistent with the Navigation Quick Keys available when using
the Touch Cursor:

list of 10 items
* Next Radio Button: A
* Previous Radio Button: SHIFT+A
* List Radio Buttons: CTRL+INSERT+A
* Next Region: R
* Previous Region: SHIFT+R
* List Regions: CTRL+INSERT+R
* Move to the main region of a page: Q
* Next OnMouseOver: SEMICOLON
* Previous OnMouseOver: SHIFT+SEMICOLON
* List OnmouseOvers: CTRL+INSERT+SEMICOLON
list end

The scripts for moving to the next or previous anchor and the next or
previous block quote as well as listing anchors are still available,
but are no longer
assigned to keystrokes. If you still wish to use this functionality,
you can assign new keystrokes through the Keyboard Manager.

New Setting for Controlling How Web Page Links are Activated

On certain Web pages, pressing ENTER on some elements such as links
does not always activate the element as expected. The new Link
Activation option affects
how links are activated when you press the ENTER key in a virtual
document. It is located under the Virtual Cursor Options and
Personalized Web Settings
groups in Quick Settings, as well as under the Miscellaneous group of
the Web/HTML/PDF group in Settings Center.

When this option is set to "Enter simulates mouse click," pressing
the ENTER key on a link actually simulates a left mouse click on the
link. This is how
JAWS behaved prior to version 15, and it is still the default
behavior.

When this option is set to "Enter sends Enter key," pressing the
ENTER key on a link instead causes the ENTER key to be passed on to the
system. You may
want to choose this setting if pressing ENTER does not activate a Web
element unless you first press INSERT+3 to enable the Pass Key Through
feature.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to
contact us.
Thank you for choosing Freedom Scientific!

If replying to this message, Be sure to include all previous
correspondence pertaining to this issue so that we might more quickly
assist you.

Kind Regards,
Grant Downey
Technical Support Specialist
Freedom Scientific
Phone support: 727 803 8600, option #2
E-mail Support:
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Visit our website at:
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Our Mission
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and services that those with vision impairments and learning
disabilities use to change their world.

________________________________
From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@ky.gov]
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 8:48 AM
To: Freedom Scientific Technical Support
Subject: Installing 15

I have 15 ready to go, but have not installed it yet on my new PC.
Frankly, I've been wondering what the advantages are. I chose Windows
7, and have no interest in 8, based upon what I've read and heard, so
what, if anything, do I gain. I'm running 64-bit Win 7, with a
conservative 4GB, with room for more, Blu-ray read-write optical drive,
and 1TB hard drive.

Ted (4067)

Ted Lisle, PH.D., Medicaid services Specialist; phone: (502) 564-
2574, X 2054; Fax: (502) 564-2228.


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Re: youtube, accessibility,was; Examples of inaccessible and accessible web sites?

MJ Williams <matthewjwilliams101@...>
 

and the query below is an example of the sort of limitation the main interface of youtube imposes on screen reader users. Without wishing to labour the point, it's important to remember that while some users may be content with a small subset of functionality offred by the site, there are others whose particular requirements necessitate greater level of accessibility to the UI.

In answer to the query, sometimes, and I stress, only sometimes, with cursor focused in the Flash object, the left and right arrow keys perform rewind and fast forward, and the up and down arrows increase and reduce volume, in that order.
Sincerely, Matthew

At 20:20 30/01/2014, you wrote:
Hello Michael,
Using Jaws, how do you rewind and fast forward Youtube videos when they are playing. Using the Jaws curser, I can find the play and mute buttons, but not rewind and fast forward. Have you found a way to do this, perhaps using the keyboard?
Thanks


----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Babcock" <empoweringtheblind@icloud.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 6:30 AM
Subject: youtube, accessibility,was; Re: Examples of inaccessible and accessible web sites?


Content preview: matthew; what is confusing about the main youtube page? I
do a search for the video i want on youtube.com, then navigate the search
results by headings, pressing enter on the video i want to watch… I also use
the youtube built in video capturing abilities found at http://youtube.com/upload
granted, i’ve only gotten this function to work in IE 11, and not firefox,
however it still works and has helped me upload over 100 videos to my personal
youtube: http://youtube.com/myownpay/ that you can go to and navigate all
of my videos, by using heading navigation… Hears a document that might help
with youtube main page navigation with keystrokes as well; i don’t use these
my self, however i might start just to speed up my youtube navigation: document
title: The Comprehensive Guide to YouTube Player Keyboard Shortcuts document
url: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/comprehensive-guide-youtube-player-keyboard-shortcuts/
I truly am curious what people have problems with regarding navigating the
youtube site. thanks [...]

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matthew;
what is confusing about the main youtube page?
I do a search for the video i want on youtube.com, then navigate the search results by headings, pressing enter on the video i want to watch… I also use the youtube built in video capturing abilities found at
http://youtube.com/upload
granted, i’ve only gotten this function to work in IE 11, and not firefox, however it still works and has helped me upload over 100 videos to my personal youtube:
http://youtube.com/myownpay/
that you can go to and navigate all of my videos, by using heading navigation… Hears a document that might help with youtube main page navigation with keystrokes as well; i don’t use these my self, however i might start just to speed up my youtube navigation:
document title: The Comprehensive Guide to YouTube Player Keyboard Shortcuts
document url: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/comprehensive-guide-youtube-player-keyboard-shortcuts/
I truly am curious what people have problems with regarding navigating the youtube site.
thanks

Michael Babcock
I work from home, and you can two! Learn how hear:
http://myownpay.com/
contact me after you have viewed the overview video with any questions,
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On Jan 29, 2014, at 10:16 PM, MJ Williams <matthewjwilliams101@gmail.com> wrote:

hello Russell,
You could start by demonstrating how fiendishly confusing the main Youtube interface is. It is true that we have the accessible youtube page ( at http://tube.majestyc.net/?s=skip+to+the+good+bit )
but the latter doesn't seem to be fully functional all the time. for example, sometimes the search results display, no matter how many times you refresh and redraw the thing.
Apologies if this isn't exactly what you're looking for, it nevertheless should be a good example of how not to design a website for optimum screen reader access.
Matthew

At 04:34 30/01/2014, you wrote:
Hi all,

I’ll be co-presenting next week to a class of students regarding accessibility of websites and writing for the web.

I’d like to demo some really accessible websites, and some really inaccessible websites. Can anyone suggest some accessible sites, and some inaccessible sites with any or all of the following issues…
Unlabelled forms
Unlabelled images
Multiple unlabelled buttons
Pages with links with labels like “”click here”
Pages with Captchas
Pages with very poor visual contrast
Websites that only work in one browser

Thanks for any and all suggestions.

Russell
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Re: youtube, accessibility,was; Examples of inaccessible and accessible web sites?

Dennis Clark <dennis@...>
 

Hello Michael,
Using Jaws, how do you rewind and fast forward Youtube videos when they are playing. Using the Jaws curser, I can find the play and mute buttons, but not rewind and fast forward. Have you found a way to do this, perhaps using the keyboard?
Thanks

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Content preview: matthew; what is confusing about the main youtube page? I
do a search for the video i want on youtube.com, then navigate the search
results by headings, pressing enter on the video i want to watch… I also use
the youtube built in video capturing abilities found at http://youtube.com/upload
granted, i’ve only gotten this function to work in IE 11, and not firefox,
however it still works and has helped me upload over 100 videos to my personal
youtube: http://youtube.com/myownpay/ that you can go to and navigate all
of my videos, by using heading navigation… Hears a document that might help
with youtube main page navigation with keystrokes as well; i don’t use these
my self, however i might start just to speed up my youtube navigation: document
title: The Comprehensive Guide to YouTube Player Keyboard Shortcuts document
url: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/comprehensive-guide-youtube-player-keyboard-shortcuts/
I truly am curious what people have problems with regarding navigating the
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matthew;
what is confusing about the main youtube page?
I do a search for the video i want on youtube.com, then navigate the search results by headings, pressing enter on the video i want to watch… I also use the youtube built in video capturing abilities found at
http://youtube.com/upload
granted, i’ve only gotten this function to work in IE 11, and not firefox, however it still works and has helped me upload over 100 videos to my personal youtube:
http://youtube.com/myownpay/
that you can go to and navigate all of my videos, by using heading navigation… Hears a document that might help with youtube main page navigation with keystrokes as well; i don’t use these my self, however i might start just to speed up my youtube navigation:
document title: The Comprehensive Guide to YouTube Player Keyboard Shortcuts
document url: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/comprehensive-guide-youtube-player-keyboard-shortcuts/
I truly am curious what people have problems with regarding navigating the youtube site.
thanks

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On Jan 29, 2014, at 10:16 PM, MJ Williams <matthewjwilliams101@gmail.com> wrote:

hello Russell,
You could start by demonstrating how fiendishly confusing the main Youtube interface is. It is true that we have the accessible youtube page ( at http://tube.majestyc.net/?s=skip+to+the+good+bit )
but the latter doesn't seem to be fully functional all the time. for example, sometimes the search results display, no matter how many times you refresh and redraw the thing.
Apologies if this isn't exactly what you're looking for, it nevertheless should be a good example of how not to design a website for optimum screen reader access.
Matthew

At 04:34 30/01/2014, you wrote:
Hi all,

I’ll be co-presenting next week to a class of students regarding accessibility of websites and writing for the web.

I’d like to demo some really accessible websites, and some really inaccessible websites. Can anyone suggest some accessible sites, and some inaccessible sites with any or all of the following issues…
Unlabelled forms
Unlabelled images
Multiple unlabelled buttons
Pages with links with labels like “”click here”
Pages with Captchas
Pages with very poor visual contrast
Websites that only work in one browser

Thanks for any and all suggestions.

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Re: A further question re the dot vs period problem

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Those paragraph marks can cause several odd behaviors, such as the incorrect reading of phone numbers, IN EFFECT causing JAWS to break its own rules. For me this is much more aggravating than whether or not it speaks periods, or how it speaks them. In my experience, most or all of these symptoms disappear when in Say All. To the person (I think it was Kim) who requested I check out Win 7 64, I promise I haven't forgotten.

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Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:55 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: A further question re the dot vs period problem

Kimber:

If it is possible to copy the End Paragraph symbol to the clipboard and then
into the dictionary editor, preceeded by the period, you could then write
the word "period" (without the quotes), in the replacement field, which
should take care of the problem. But, the question is: can you copy and
paste the End Paragraph Symbol to the edit field in the JAWS Dictionary
Manager.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

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Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:53 AM
Subject: A further question re the dot vs period problem


Hi All,

Well, I got an answer from FS re the period being announced as dot
problem. Not surprisingly, they said all I can do is turn off the
paragraph marks which, as we already discussed, is not a practical
solution while doing detailed editing of a document. But I had another
thought.

Would it be feasible to write a script to address the problem? I'm not
an expert at scripting so wanted to get some opinions before I spend
time trying to do something that may not even be possible.

Thoughts?

Kimber

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Re: FW: Installing 15

Robert Hebert <roberthebert@...>
 

If you have any concerns, why not run all latest updates for Jaws in
40-minute demo mode?

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Gary King
Sent: January-30-14 8:50 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: FW: Installing 15

Ideally, you would be able to try out a new version of JAWS without causing
problems with the previous version. Since FS updates shared components,
however, this isn't always the case. You may end up having to not only
remove the version you are trying, but also remove the previous version
along with shared components and reinstall it.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
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From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 9:30 AM
Subject: RE: FW: Installing 15


My concern here is that one time I installed a later version of JAWS, it
somehow affected the existing version. When I removed the new version, the
old version acted differently and couldn't be fixed. I assume the cause
was something to do with shared files.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of George B
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:53 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: FW: Installing 15

Why don't you leave 14 on your device and install 15 and use it and see
and
if not to your liking remove it...

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Lisle,
Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 05:19
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: RE: FW: Installing 15

I've already got it in my hand. My question is will this installation
make my work time easier, more productive, more enjoyable, any of the
above? If not, why bother.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Hazel
Darvell
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 4:55 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: FW: Installing 15

None of the below will encourage me to put my hand in my pocket and pay
out for upgrades when there are perfectly good and free screen readers
out there.
\I don't want to take a university degree to enable me to change
settings .
I am running on Jaws 13 and will not move from this.
Take note FS we are not all made of money.
Hazel
On 28/01/2014 19:55, Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) wrote:
Here it is, as requested. I'D seen at least some of this. Maybe I'm
getting harder to impress, but I'm still on the fence.

Ted

From: Grant Downey [mailto:Gdowney@FreedomScientific.com] On Behalf
Of Freedom Scientific Technical Support
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 2:39 PM
To: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Subject: RE: Installing 15

Hello Ted:

Thank you for contacting Freedom Scientific Support.

There are always internal improvements and tweeks with every version
of JAWS. It is a good idea to install JAWS 15 even if you are still
using a Windows 7 machine. For your information, below is the what's
new for JAWS 15.

This is taken from the JAWS 15 help section.

Vocalizer Expressive Synthesizer

JAWS 15 supports Vocalizer Expressive voices from Nuance
Communications. These new voices work exclusively with JAWS. Vocalizer
Expressive offers many
benefits including pitch control, so you can more easily identify
upper case characters, improved performance, especially in the areas of
latency and speech
quality, as well as support for a wide variety of languages.

To download these voices, go to the
Vocalizer Expressive Voices
Web page. Each voice can be downloaded as high premium or premium.
The high premium voices are large files, but offer the highest quality
speech. The
premium voices offer very good speech quality and a smaller file
size. Both high premium and premium versions of a voice can be
installed on the same computer
so they can be compared. After installing a voice, a Vocalizer
Expressive profile will be added to the list of JAWS voice profiles.

New FSReader 3 with HTML Support

A new version of FSReader, Freedom Scientific's software DAISY
(Digital Accessible Information System) book reader, is included with
JAWS 15. In FSReader
3, the text area of the book is now in HTML format, which means you
can navigate using the same techniques that you use on the Web. You can
use navigation
quick keys such as H to move by heading or P to move by paragraph.
You can also use the JAWS list of links, list of headings, and more.

To learn more about using FSReader 3 to access DAISY content, refer
to the FSReader Getting Started book which can be accessed by pressing
F1 while in
FSReader.

Download Freedom Scientific Training Materials Using FSReader

You will now download and install Freedom Scientific training DAISY
books directly through FSReader 3. Training materials will no longer be
listed in the
JAWS Check for Updates dialog box.

To access Freedom Scientific training DAISY books, do the following:

list of 3 items
1. Start FSReader 3.
2. Press ALT+F to open the File menu and choose Open JAWS Training
Table of Contents to open the table of contents book.
3. Each available DAISY book is identified as a link. Navigate to the
book you want to open and press ENTER. If the selected book has not yet
been installed
on your computer, FSReader will automatically download and install
the book and then open it. Otherwise, the selected book is opened.
list end

New Speech History for Speech-only Users

For years, braille users have had a mode where the braille display
would show the exact information spoken by the speech synthesizer. You
can also pan
the braille display back to review the last 50 spoken items. The New
Speech History feature in JAWS 15 extends this functionality to users
who rely on
speech more than braille.

If you miss one or more messages spoken by JAWS, you can press
INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by H to open a Results Viewer window
containing up to the last
50 announcements spoken by the synthesizer. When the Speech History
window opens, you are placed on the line containing the most recent
announcement. To
clear the history, press INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by SHIFT+H. The
history is also cleared when you lock the computer or completely log
off. If you do
not want JAWS to maintain a speech history, clear the Enable Speech
History check box in Settings Center.

The braille mode, previously called Speech History, has been renamed
to Speech Output in order to avoid confusion.

Updated Skype Support

JAWS 15 now offers support for the latest version of Skype. Using
Skype, you can make free voice and video calls as well as send and
receive instant messages
with other users across the Internet. If you are running a version of
Skype earlier than 6.3, you should update to the most recent version to
take full
advantage of JAWS support for Skype.

For best results using Skype with JAWS, it is recommended that you
switch to Compact View, which displays your Contact list in the main
window, while conversations
are displayed in their own separate windows. You can then use ALT+TAB
or the Window List dialog box (INSERT+F10) to move between conversation
windows and
the Skype main window. To switch to Compact View, press ALT+V to open
the View menu, press UP ARROW to Compact view, and press ENTER.

Some other key enhancements include:

list of 6 items
* When Skype alerts you to an incoming call, JAWS automatically
speaks the text of the notification regardless of what application you
are currently using.
The notification is also shown on the braille display as a flash
message.
* If you are in a chat window typing messages back and forth with
another Skype user, JAWS automatically announces incoming messages as
they are received.
Incoming messages are also shown on the braille display as a flash
message. If you are involved in multiple conversations and you are
using the Compact
View, which opens each conversation in a separate window, JAWS will
also read incoming messages from other conversations in the background.
* Pressing CTRL in conjunction with number 1 through 0 on the number
row will read the last 10 items in the history list with CTRL+1 being
the most recent.
Pressing these keystrokes twice quickly will display the
corresponding message in the Virtual Viewer.
* Pressing CTRL+SHIFT+E will move focus to the chat entry field if
the currently open Skype window contains one.
* Pressing CTRL+WINDOWS Key in conjunction with number 1 through 5 on
the number row will let you specify up to 5 conversation windows you
can quickly
switch to by pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by number 1 through 5.
* Pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by SHIFT+R will repeat the
current background notification, such as who is calling or an incomming
message.
list end

For more information on using JAWS with Skype, refer to the Skype
help topic.

Third-party Braille Display Drivers now Included in JAWS Installation

For the past several years, Freedom Scientific has worked closely
with braille display manufacturers to help them create drivers that
enable their displays
to take advantage of all of the latest braille support offered by
JAWS. This includes BrailleIn and the ability to enter text into
applications directly
from the braille display's Perkins-style keyboard. Once Freedom
Scientific had verified and digitally signed a driver, users of third-
party braille displays
would need to download the JAWS driver from the manufacturer's Web
site in order to use it.

Beginning with JAWS 15, several third-party braille display drivers
will now be automatically installed with JAWS and will be available for
adding through
the Synthesizer and Braille Manager as soon as the JAWS installation
is complete. Users will no longer have to download and install a
separate JAWS driver
for there display from a different Web site.

The latest braille display drivers from the following manufacturers
are now included with JAWS:

list of 7 items
* American Printing House for the Blind
* BAUM Retec AG
* Handy Tech
* HIMS
* HumanWare
* Optelec Tieman Group (Only Alva BC-640 at this time)
* Papenmeier
list end

Note: Certain braille displays may require you to download a separate
Windows driver from the Manufacturer's Web site before they can be
used.

Auto Detection of Braille Displays

If you establish a USB or Bluetooth connection with your braille
display, JAWS now immediately detects and begins using the display
without the need to
first close and restart JAWS. This is especially useful if you use
JAWS in a school or training environment where multiple braille
displays may be used
with the same computer. For instance, if you are using a Focus 40
Blue over a Bluetooth connection and you establish a USB connection
with another display,
JAWS will begin using the braille display that is connected over USB.
If you then disconnect the USB display and power on the Focus 40 Blue,
JAWS will
switch back to the Bluetooth connection with the Focus Blue.

More Braille Options Added to Startup Wizard

The JAWS Startup Wizard consists of a series of pages that let you
quickly configure some of the more commonly used JAWS settings without
the need to go
through several menus and managers to locate them. In JAWS 15, the
Braille page of the Startup Wizard has been expanded to include more
common braille
settings that users tend to configure the most when they first
install JAWS. In addition to contracted braille options and flash
messages, you can now
also set the braille mode (Structured, Line, or Speech Output),
enable or disable word wrap, reverse the panning buttons on your
display, select the placement
of your display's status cells, or set the firmness of the braille
dots on your Focus or PAC Mate Portable Braille Display. In addition,
if you read braille
in more than one language, you can specify the primary language
table.

Instant Switching between Braille Tables

If you regularly access information in other languages using your
braille display, JAWS now allows you to configure preferred braille
tables that you can
switch between on-the-fly using Quick Settings or a convenient
keystroke.

To set preferred tables, open the Settings Center, expand the Braille
group, expand the Advanced group, and then choose Braille Tables. A
dialog box opens
listing all of the braille tables included with JAWS. You can choose
the tables you want to set as preferred tables as well as set one of
your preferred
tables as the primary table. For instance, you may want to switch
between English, Spanish, and French, but have English as your primary
table.

Once you have set your preferred braille tables, you can open Quick
Settings from any application and use the new Preferred Translation
Table option, located
under the Braille Options group, to cycle between your preferred
tables. You can also press DOTS 2-3-4-5-7 CHORD from the Perkins-style
keyboard on your
Freedom Scientific Focus series braille display to quickly switch
between preferred braille tables.

Braille Structured Mode Improvements

When using JAWS with a refreshable braille display, Structured Mode
gives you descriptive information about the current dialog box and the
current selected
control. Previously, the only way to change how Structured Mode
presented information was to select Define Structured Mode in Settings
Center to open a
dialog box where you could individually configure each control type,
for instance, check boxes and buttons.

JAWS 15 makes the process of configuring Structured Mode much easier
by adding a new Structured Mode group under the Braille group in
Settings Center that
contains options for configuring how the structured line is displayed
so you do not have to modify each individual control. In addition, when
displaying
a structured line, JAWS will align the braille display to show the
most relevant information, such as a prompt, to elliminate the need to
pan the display
in order to locate this information.

To access the new Structured Mode settings, Open Settings Center
(INSERT+F2), expand the Braille group, and then select the Structured
Mode group. The
following options are now available:

list of 4 items
* Open the Include Optional Components group to configure what
control info is shown on the braille display. This includes, the
control type and whether
it will be displayed in the status cells or not, level and position,
hotkeys, hints, dialog box title information, dialog box descriptive
text, and control
group info.
* Select or clear the Align to Structured Segment option to determine
if JAWS will align the display to the most appropriate Structured Mode
segment when
a control gains focus.
* Select or clear the Reverse Order of Structured Data to change how
the structured line is shown on the braille display. When selected, the
control info
is shown first, followed by the group, and then the dialog box
information.
* Select Advanced to open the Control Type Options dialog box where
you can modify symbols used to represent controls on your braille
display as well as
the symbols used to represent the states a control can be in - such
as selected or cleared for a check box.
list end

By default, the control type, such as chk for check box and btn for
button, is shown in the status cells of the braille display. If you
encounter multiple
types that need to be shown in the status cells, the symbols for each
individual type will be combined into a single symbol that will fit in
the status
area of the display. For example, if you encounter a graphic within a
link, you would see ilnk. If the graphic was part of a level 1 heading,
you would
see ih1. If a graphical link was part of a level 2 heading, you would
see ilh2, if the display has four status cells, or just ilh if the
display has three
status cells.

For more information, see the Braille Display Modes help topic.

Changed Braille Symbols for Structured Mode

The following braille symbols used to represent various control
states in Structured Mode have been changed.

list of 6 items
* A - is now used to indicate opened or expanded.
* A + is now used to indicate closed or collapsed.
* Disabled and Grayed are now represented by xx.
* Required is now represented by rq.
* Pressed is now represented by the = symbol.
* Graphics are now indicated by img.
list end

Enhanced Table Reading in Braille

JAWS allows you to determine how much information is shown on your
refreshable braille display for tables in Word documents as well as
virtualized documents
such as Web pages and e-mail messages. Using the settings in the
Table Options group, located under the Braille Options group in Quick
Settings, you can
choose to display the current cell, current row, or current column.
In JAWS 15, enhancements to these options have been made to make it
even easier to
access the contents of tables using braille.

If JAWS is configured to display either the current row or current
column, JAWS now displays the vertical bar symbol (dots 1-2-5-6)
between cells to help
indicate where one cell ends and the next begins.

If JAWS is configured to display either the current row or current
column, JAWS now displays the vertical bar symbol (dots 1-2-5-6)
between cells to help
indicate where one cell ends and the next begins.

If the current row is being displayed, JAWS will now display the
current column number before the cell where the cursor is located. In
addition, if JAWS
is configured to speak column headers, the header for the current
column will also be shown in braille following the column number and
prior to the cell
containing the cursor.

Similarly, If the current column is being displayed, JAWS will now
display the current row number before the cell where the cursor is
located. In addition,
if JAWS is configured to speak row headers, the header for the
current row will also be shown in braille following the row number and
prior to the cell
containing the cursor.

Error Reporting

In order to more promptly respond to customer issues, the new JAWS
error reporting feature will allow you to send information about any
JAWS errors to
Freedom Scientific over the Internet. If JAWS unexpectedly closes, a
memory dump file, containing diagnostic information, is created in the
JAWS user settings
folder. If you also experience any issues where JAWS appears to still
be running, but you have lost speech or braille, you can press
INSERT+WINDOWS Key+F4
to manually close JAWS, terminate all related processes, and create
the memory dump file.

After the memory dump file has been created, JAWS will automatically
restart and display a dialog box indicating that an error was detected
and will ask
if you want to send this information to Freedom Scientific. Choose
the Send button to transmit the error report directly to Freedom
Scientific. JAWS will
display a message to indicate that the report was sent successfully.
If there was a problem sending the report, for instance, you do not
have an active
Internet connection, you are asked if you want to try sending it
again. Choose Yes or No. Choose Don't Send if you do not wish to send
the error report
to Freedom Scientific. Choosing to send any error reports helps
Freedom Scientific to continue to improve JAWS.

The information transmitted to Freedom Scientific is limited to the
memory dump file as well as generic information allowing Freedom
Scientific to investigate
the source of the issue, such as your product version number, the
date and time the error occurred, number of times your system has
experienced an error,
and the error code related to the problem that occurred. The only
information related to your specific environment that is transmitted is
your computer's
MAC address to find trends on a particular system. However, there is
no way for us to map MAC addresses to any particular individual, and no
personal identification
information is transmitted.

In addition, you can choose from one of the following radio buttons:

list of 3 items
* Ask me if I want to send error reports to Freedom Scientific each
time: Choosing this option will cause this dialog box to be displayed
each time an
error is detected. This is the default setting.
* Send all error reports to Freedom Scientific without asking: If you
choose this option, future error reports are automatically sent to
Freedom Scientific
without displaying a dialog box.
* Never send error reports to Freedom Scientific: If you choose this
option,, any future error reports will not be sent to Freedom
Scientific and you will
not be prompted to send an error report.
list end

You can also configure this setting using the new Error Reporting
combo box, located on the Miscellaneous page in Settings Center.

Navigation Quick Key Changes

The following Navigation Quick Key assignments have been changed to
be more consistent with the Navigation Quick Keys available when using
the Touch Cursor:

list of 10 items
* Next Radio Button: A
* Previous Radio Button: SHIFT+A
* List Radio Buttons: CTRL+INSERT+A
* Next Region: R
* Previous Region: SHIFT+R
* List Regions: CTRL+INSERT+R
* Move to the main region of a page: Q
* Next OnMouseOver: SEMICOLON
* Previous OnMouseOver: SHIFT+SEMICOLON
* List OnmouseOvers: CTRL+INSERT+SEMICOLON
list end

The scripts for moving to the next or previous anchor and the next or
previous block quote as well as listing anchors are still available,
but are no longer
assigned to keystrokes. If you still wish to use this functionality,
you can assign new keystrokes through the Keyboard Manager.

New Setting for Controlling How Web Page Links are Activated

On certain Web pages, pressing ENTER on some elements such as links
does not always activate the element as expected. The new Link
Activation option affects
how links are activated when you press the ENTER key in a virtual
document. It is located under the Virtual Cursor Options and
Personalized Web Settings
groups in Quick Settings, as well as under the Miscellaneous group of
the Web/HTML/PDF group in Settings Center.

When this option is set to "Enter simulates mouse click," pressing
the ENTER key on a link actually simulates a left mouse click on the
link. This is how
JAWS behaved prior to version 15, and it is still the default
behavior.

When this option is set to "Enter sends Enter key," pressing the
ENTER key on a link instead causes the ENTER key to be passed on to the
system. You may
want to choose this setting if pressing ENTER does not activate a Web
element unless you first press INSERT+3 to enable the Pass Key Through
feature.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to
contact us.
Thank you for choosing Freedom Scientific!

If replying to this message, Be sure to include all previous
correspondence pertaining to this issue so that we might more quickly
assist you.

Kind Regards,
Grant Downey
Technical Support Specialist
Freedom Scientific
Phone support: 727 803 8600, option #2
E-mail Support:
support@freedomscientific.com<mailto:support@freedomscientific.com>
Visit our website at:
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Our Mission
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and services that those with vision impairments and learning
disabilities use to change their world.

________________________________
From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@ky.gov]
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 8:48 AM
To: Freedom Scientific Technical Support
Subject: Installing 15

I have 15 ready to go, but have not installed it yet on my new PC.
Frankly, I've been wondering what the advantages are. I chose Windows
7, and have no interest in 8, based upon what I've read and heard, so
what, if anything, do I gain. I'm running 64-bit Win 7, with a
conservative 4GB, with room for more, Blu-ray read-write optical drive,
and 1TB hard drive.

Ted (4067)

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2574, X 2054; Fax: (502) 564-2228.


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Re: A further question re the dot vs period problem

Dave Durber
 

Kimber:

If it is possible to copy the End Paragraph symbol to the clipboard and then into the dictionary editor, preceeded by the period, you could then write the word "period" (without the quotes), in the replacement field, which should take care of the problem. But, the question is: can you copy and paste the End Paragraph Symbol to the edit field in the JAWS Dictionary Manager.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimber Gardner" <kimbersinbox1963@gmail.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:53 AM
Subject: A further question re the dot vs period problem


Hi All,

Well, I got an answer from FS re the period being announced as dot
problem. Not surprisingly, they said all I can do is turn off the
paragraph marks which, as we already discussed, is not a practical
solution while doing detailed editing of a document. But I had another
thought.

Would it be feasible to write a script to address the problem? I'm not
an expert at scripting so wanted to get some opinions before I spend
time trying to do something that may not even be possible.

Thoughts?

Kimber

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Re: FW: Installing 15

Gary King
 

Ideally, you would be able to try out a new version of JAWS without causing problems with the previous version. Since FS updates shared components, however, this isn't always the case. You may end up having to not only remove the version you are trying, but also remove the previous version along with shared components and reinstall it.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 9:30 AM
Subject: RE: FW: Installing 15


My concern here is that one time I installed a later version of JAWS, it somehow affected the existing version. When I removed the new version, the old version acted differently and couldn't be fixed. I assume the cause was something to do with shared files.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of George B
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:53 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: FW: Installing 15

Why don't you leave 14 on your device and install 15 and use it and see and
if not to your liking remove it...

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Lisle,
Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 05:19
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: RE: FW: Installing 15

I've already got it in my hand. My question is will this installation
make my work time easier, more productive, more enjoyable, any of the
above? If not, why bother.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Hazel
Darvell
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 4:55 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: FW: Installing 15

None of the below will encourage me to put my hand in my pocket and pay
out for upgrades when there are perfectly good and free screen readers
out there.
\I don't want to take a university degree to enable me to change
settings .
I am running on Jaws 13 and will not move from this.
Take note FS we are not all made of money.
Hazel
On 28/01/2014 19:55, Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) wrote:
Here it is, as requested. I'D seen at least some of this. Maybe I'm
getting harder to impress, but I'm still on the fence.

Ted

From: Grant Downey [mailto:Gdowney@FreedomScientific.com] On Behalf
Of Freedom Scientific Technical Support
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 2:39 PM
To: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Subject: RE: Installing 15

Hello Ted:

Thank you for contacting Freedom Scientific Support.

There are always internal improvements and tweeks with every version
of JAWS. It is a good idea to install JAWS 15 even if you are still
using a Windows 7 machine. For your information, below is the what's
new for JAWS 15.

This is taken from the JAWS 15 help section.

Vocalizer Expressive Synthesizer

JAWS 15 supports Vocalizer Expressive voices from Nuance
Communications. These new voices work exclusively with JAWS. Vocalizer
Expressive offers many
benefits including pitch control, so you can more easily identify
upper case characters, improved performance, especially in the areas of
latency and speech
quality, as well as support for a wide variety of languages.

To download these voices, go to the
Vocalizer Expressive Voices
Web page. Each voice can be downloaded as high premium or premium.
The high premium voices are large files, but offer the highest quality
speech. The
premium voices offer very good speech quality and a smaller file
size. Both high premium and premium versions of a voice can be
installed on the same computer
so they can be compared. After installing a voice, a Vocalizer
Expressive profile will be added to the list of JAWS voice profiles.

New FSReader 3 with HTML Support

A new version of FSReader, Freedom Scientific's software DAISY
(Digital Accessible Information System) book reader, is included with
JAWS 15. In FSReader
3, the text area of the book is now in HTML format, which means you
can navigate using the same techniques that you use on the Web. You can
use navigation
quick keys such as H to move by heading or P to move by paragraph.
You can also use the JAWS list of links, list of headings, and more.

To learn more about using FSReader 3 to access DAISY content, refer
to the FSReader Getting Started book which can be accessed by pressing
F1 while in
FSReader.

Download Freedom Scientific Training Materials Using FSReader

You will now download and install Freedom Scientific training DAISY
books directly through FSReader 3. Training materials will no longer be
listed in the
JAWS Check for Updates dialog box.

To access Freedom Scientific training DAISY books, do the following:

list of 3 items
1. Start FSReader 3.
2. Press ALT+F to open the File menu and choose Open JAWS Training
Table of Contents to open the table of contents book.
3. Each available DAISY book is identified as a link. Navigate to the
book you want to open and press ENTER. If the selected book has not yet
been installed
on your computer, FSReader will automatically download and install
the book and then open it. Otherwise, the selected book is opened.
list end

New Speech History for Speech-only Users

For years, braille users have had a mode where the braille display
would show the exact information spoken by the speech synthesizer. You
can also pan
the braille display back to review the last 50 spoken items. The New
Speech History feature in JAWS 15 extends this functionality to users
who rely on
speech more than braille.

If you miss one or more messages spoken by JAWS, you can press
INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by H to open a Results Viewer window
containing up to the last
50 announcements spoken by the synthesizer. When the Speech History
window opens, you are placed on the line containing the most recent
announcement. To
clear the history, press INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by SHIFT+H. The
history is also cleared when you lock the computer or completely log
off. If you do
not want JAWS to maintain a speech history, clear the Enable Speech
History check box in Settings Center.

The braille mode, previously called Speech History, has been renamed
to Speech Output in order to avoid confusion.

Updated Skype Support

JAWS 15 now offers support for the latest version of Skype. Using
Skype, you can make free voice and video calls as well as send and
receive instant messages
with other users across the Internet. If you are running a version of
Skype earlier than 6.3, you should update to the most recent version to
take full
advantage of JAWS support for Skype.

For best results using Skype with JAWS, it is recommended that you
switch to Compact View, which displays your Contact list in the main
window, while conversations
are displayed in their own separate windows. You can then use ALT+TAB
or the Window List dialog box (INSERT+F10) to move between conversation
windows and
the Skype main window. To switch to Compact View, press ALT+V to open
the View menu, press UP ARROW to Compact view, and press ENTER.

Some other key enhancements include:

list of 6 items
* When Skype alerts you to an incoming call, JAWS automatically
speaks the text of the notification regardless of what application you
are currently using.
The notification is also shown on the braille display as a flash
message.
* If you are in a chat window typing messages back and forth with
another Skype user, JAWS automatically announces incoming messages as
they are received.
Incoming messages are also shown on the braille display as a flash
message. If you are involved in multiple conversations and you are
using the Compact
View, which opens each conversation in a separate window, JAWS will
also read incoming messages from other conversations in the background.
* Pressing CTRL in conjunction with number 1 through 0 on the number
row will read the last 10 items in the history list with CTRL+1 being
the most recent.
Pressing these keystrokes twice quickly will display the
corresponding message in the Virtual Viewer.
* Pressing CTRL+SHIFT+E will move focus to the chat entry field if
the currently open Skype window contains one.
* Pressing CTRL+WINDOWS Key in conjunction with number 1 through 5 on
the number row will let you specify up to 5 conversation windows you
can quickly
switch to by pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by number 1 through 5.
* Pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by SHIFT+R will repeat the
current background notification, such as who is calling or an incomming
message.
list end

For more information on using JAWS with Skype, refer to the Skype
help topic.

Third-party Braille Display Drivers now Included in JAWS Installation

For the past several years, Freedom Scientific has worked closely
with braille display manufacturers to help them create drivers that
enable their displays
to take advantage of all of the latest braille support offered by
JAWS. This includes BrailleIn and the ability to enter text into
applications directly
from the braille display's Perkins-style keyboard. Once Freedom
Scientific had verified and digitally signed a driver, users of third-
party braille displays
would need to download the JAWS driver from the manufacturer's Web
site in order to use it.

Beginning with JAWS 15, several third-party braille display drivers
will now be automatically installed with JAWS and will be available for
adding through
the Synthesizer and Braille Manager as soon as the JAWS installation
is complete. Users will no longer have to download and install a
separate JAWS driver
for there display from a different Web site.

The latest braille display drivers from the following manufacturers
are now included with JAWS:

list of 7 items
* American Printing House for the Blind
* BAUM Retec AG
* Handy Tech
* HIMS
* HumanWare
* Optelec Tieman Group (Only Alva BC-640 at this time)
* Papenmeier
list end

Note: Certain braille displays may require you to download a separate
Windows driver from the Manufacturer's Web site before they can be
used.

Auto Detection of Braille Displays

If you establish a USB or Bluetooth connection with your braille
display, JAWS now immediately detects and begins using the display
without the need to
first close and restart JAWS. This is especially useful if you use
JAWS in a school or training environment where multiple braille
displays may be used
with the same computer. For instance, if you are using a Focus 40
Blue over a Bluetooth connection and you establish a USB connection
with another display,
JAWS will begin using the braille display that is connected over USB.
If you then disconnect the USB display and power on the Focus 40 Blue,
JAWS will
switch back to the Bluetooth connection with the Focus Blue.

More Braille Options Added to Startup Wizard

The JAWS Startup Wizard consists of a series of pages that let you
quickly configure some of the more commonly used JAWS settings without
the need to go
through several menus and managers to locate them. In JAWS 15, the
Braille page of the Startup Wizard has been expanded to include more
common braille
settings that users tend to configure the most when they first
install JAWS. In addition to contracted braille options and flash
messages, you can now
also set the braille mode (Structured, Line, or Speech Output),
enable or disable word wrap, reverse the panning buttons on your
display, select the placement
of your display's status cells, or set the firmness of the braille
dots on your Focus or PAC Mate Portable Braille Display. In addition,
if you read braille
in more than one language, you can specify the primary language
table.

Instant Switching between Braille Tables

If you regularly access information in other languages using your
braille display, JAWS now allows you to configure preferred braille
tables that you can
switch between on-the-fly using Quick Settings or a convenient
keystroke.

To set preferred tables, open the Settings Center, expand the Braille
group, expand the Advanced group, and then choose Braille Tables. A
dialog box opens
listing all of the braille tables included with JAWS. You can choose
the tables you want to set as preferred tables as well as set one of
your preferred
tables as the primary table. For instance, you may want to switch
between English, Spanish, and French, but have English as your primary
table.

Once you have set your preferred braille tables, you can open Quick
Settings from any application and use the new Preferred Translation
Table option, located
under the Braille Options group, to cycle between your preferred
tables. You can also press DOTS 2-3-4-5-7 CHORD from the Perkins-style
keyboard on your
Freedom Scientific Focus series braille display to quickly switch
between preferred braille tables.

Braille Structured Mode Improvements

When using JAWS with a refreshable braille display, Structured Mode
gives you descriptive information about the current dialog box and the
current selected
control. Previously, the only way to change how Structured Mode
presented information was to select Define Structured Mode in Settings
Center to open a
dialog box where you could individually configure each control type,
for instance, check boxes and buttons.

JAWS 15 makes the process of configuring Structured Mode much easier
by adding a new Structured Mode group under the Braille group in
Settings Center that
contains options for configuring how the structured line is displayed
so you do not have to modify each individual control. In addition, when
displaying
a structured line, JAWS will align the braille display to show the
most relevant information, such as a prompt, to elliminate the need to
pan the display
in order to locate this information.

To access the new Structured Mode settings, Open Settings Center
(INSERT+F2), expand the Braille group, and then select the Structured
Mode group. The
following options are now available:

list of 4 items
* Open the Include Optional Components group to configure what
control info is shown on the braille display. This includes, the
control type and whether
it will be displayed in the status cells or not, level and position,
hotkeys, hints, dialog box title information, dialog box descriptive
text, and control
group info.
* Select or clear the Align to Structured Segment option to determine
if JAWS will align the display to the most appropriate Structured Mode
segment when
a control gains focus.
* Select or clear the Reverse Order of Structured Data to change how
the structured line is shown on the braille display. When selected, the
control info
is shown first, followed by the group, and then the dialog box
information.
* Select Advanced to open the Control Type Options dialog box where
you can modify symbols used to represent controls on your braille
display as well as
the symbols used to represent the states a control can be in - such
as selected or cleared for a check box.
list end

By default, the control type, such as chk for check box and btn for
button, is shown in the status cells of the braille display. If you
encounter multiple
types that need to be shown in the status cells, the symbols for each
individual type will be combined into a single symbol that will fit in
the status
area of the display. For example, if you encounter a graphic within a
link, you would see ilnk. If the graphic was part of a level 1 heading,
you would
see ih1. If a graphical link was part of a level 2 heading, you would
see ilh2, if the display has four status cells, or just ilh if the
display has three
status cells.

For more information, see the Braille Display Modes help topic.

Changed Braille Symbols for Structured Mode

The following braille symbols used to represent various control
states in Structured Mode have been changed.

list of 6 items
* A - is now used to indicate opened or expanded.
* A + is now used to indicate closed or collapsed.
* Disabled and Grayed are now represented by xx.
* Required is now represented by rq.
* Pressed is now represented by the = symbol.
* Graphics are now indicated by img.
list end

Enhanced Table Reading in Braille

JAWS allows you to determine how much information is shown on your
refreshable braille display for tables in Word documents as well as
virtualized documents
such as Web pages and e-mail messages. Using the settings in the
Table Options group, located under the Braille Options group in Quick
Settings, you can
choose to display the current cell, current row, or current column.
In JAWS 15, enhancements to these options have been made to make it
even easier to
access the contents of tables using braille.

If JAWS is configured to display either the current row or current
column, JAWS now displays the vertical bar symbol (dots 1-2-5-6)
between cells to help
indicate where one cell ends and the next begins.

If JAWS is configured to display either the current row or current
column, JAWS now displays the vertical bar symbol (dots 1-2-5-6)
between cells to help
indicate where one cell ends and the next begins.

If the current row is being displayed, JAWS will now display the
current column number before the cell where the cursor is located. In
addition, if JAWS
is configured to speak column headers, the header for the current
column will also be shown in braille following the column number and
prior to the cell
containing the cursor.

Similarly, If the current column is being displayed, JAWS will now
display the current row number before the cell where the cursor is
located. In addition,
if JAWS is configured to speak row headers, the header for the
current row will also be shown in braille following the row number and
prior to the cell
containing the cursor.

Error Reporting

In order to more promptly respond to customer issues, the new JAWS
error reporting feature will allow you to send information about any
JAWS errors to
Freedom Scientific over the Internet. If JAWS unexpectedly closes, a
memory dump file, containing diagnostic information, is created in the
JAWS user settings
folder. If you also experience any issues where JAWS appears to still
be running, but you have lost speech or braille, you can press
INSERT+WINDOWS Key+F4
to manually close JAWS, terminate all related processes, and create
the memory dump file.

After the memory dump file has been created, JAWS will automatically
restart and display a dialog box indicating that an error was detected
and will ask
if you want to send this information to Freedom Scientific. Choose
the Send button to transmit the error report directly to Freedom
Scientific. JAWS will
display a message to indicate that the report was sent successfully.
If there was a problem sending the report, for instance, you do not
have an active
Internet connection, you are asked if you want to try sending it
again. Choose Yes or No. Choose Don't Send if you do not wish to send
the error report
to Freedom Scientific. Choosing to send any error reports helps
Freedom Scientific to continue to improve JAWS.

The information transmitted to Freedom Scientific is limited to the
memory dump file as well as generic information allowing Freedom
Scientific to investigate
the source of the issue, such as your product version number, the
date and time the error occurred, number of times your system has
experienced an error,
and the error code related to the problem that occurred. The only
information related to your specific environment that is transmitted is
your computer's
MAC address to find trends on a particular system. However, there is
no way for us to map MAC addresses to any particular individual, and no
personal identification
information is transmitted.

In addition, you can choose from one of the following radio buttons:

list of 3 items
* Ask me if I want to send error reports to Freedom Scientific each
time: Choosing this option will cause this dialog box to be displayed
each time an
error is detected. This is the default setting.
* Send all error reports to Freedom Scientific without asking: If you
choose this option, future error reports are automatically sent to
Freedom Scientific
without displaying a dialog box.
* Never send error reports to Freedom Scientific: If you choose this
option,, any future error reports will not be sent to Freedom
Scientific and you will
not be prompted to send an error report.
list end

You can also configure this setting using the new Error Reporting
combo box, located on the Miscellaneous page in Settings Center.

Navigation Quick Key Changes

The following Navigation Quick Key assignments have been changed to
be more consistent with the Navigation Quick Keys available when using
the Touch Cursor:

list of 10 items
* Next Radio Button: A
* Previous Radio Button: SHIFT+A
* List Radio Buttons: CTRL+INSERT+A
* Next Region: R
* Previous Region: SHIFT+R
* List Regions: CTRL+INSERT+R
* Move to the main region of a page: Q
* Next OnMouseOver: SEMICOLON
* Previous OnMouseOver: SHIFT+SEMICOLON
* List OnmouseOvers: CTRL+INSERT+SEMICOLON
list end

The scripts for moving to the next or previous anchor and the next or
previous block quote as well as listing anchors are still available,
but are no longer
assigned to keystrokes. If you still wish to use this functionality,
you can assign new keystrokes through the Keyboard Manager.

New Setting for Controlling How Web Page Links are Activated

On certain Web pages, pressing ENTER on some elements such as links
does not always activate the element as expected. The new Link
Activation option affects
how links are activated when you press the ENTER key in a virtual
document. It is located under the Virtual Cursor Options and
Personalized Web Settings
groups in Quick Settings, as well as under the Miscellaneous group of
the Web/HTML/PDF group in Settings Center.

When this option is set to "Enter simulates mouse click," pressing
the ENTER key on a link actually simulates a left mouse click on the
link. This is how
JAWS behaved prior to version 15, and it is still the default
behavior.

When this option is set to "Enter sends Enter key," pressing the
ENTER key on a link instead causes the ENTER key to be passed on to the
system. You may
want to choose this setting if pressing ENTER does not activate a Web
element unless you first press INSERT+3 to enable the Pass Key Through
feature.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to
contact us.
Thank you for choosing Freedom Scientific!

If replying to this message, Be sure to include all previous
correspondence pertaining to this issue so that we might more quickly
assist you.

Kind Regards,
Grant Downey
Technical Support Specialist
Freedom Scientific
Phone support: 727 803 8600, option #2
E-mail Support:
support@freedomscientific.com<mailto:support@freedomscientific.com>
Visit our website at:
http://www.freedomscientific.com

Our Mission
To develop, manufacture and market innovative technology-based
products
and services that those with vision impairments and learning
disabilities use to change their world.

________________________________
From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@ky.gov]
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 8:48 AM
To: Freedom Scientific Technical Support
Subject: Installing 15

I have 15 ready to go, but have not installed it yet on my new PC.
Frankly, I've been wondering what the advantages are. I chose Windows
7, and have no interest in 8, based upon what I've read and heard, so
what, if anything, do I gain. I'm running 64-bit Win 7, with a
conservative 4GB, with room for more, Blu-ray read-write optical drive,
and 1TB hard drive.

Ted (4067)

Ted Lisle, PH.D., Medicaid services Specialist; phone: (502) 564-
2574, X 2054; Fax: (502) 564-2228.


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Re: FW: Installing 15

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Completely uninstall the one you don't want, then repair the one you do.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:31 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: RE: FW: Installing 15

My concern here is that one time I installed a later version of JAWS, it somehow affected the existing version. When I removed the new version, the old version acted differently and couldn't be fixed. I assume the cause was something to do with shared files.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of George B
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:53 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: FW: Installing 15

Why don't you leave 14 on your device and install 15 and use it and see and if not to your liking remove it...

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Lisle,
Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 05:19
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: RE: FW: Installing 15

I've already got it in my hand. My question is will this installation
make my work time easier, more productive, more enjoyable, any of the
above? If not, why bother.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Hazel
Darvell
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 4:55 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: FW: Installing 15

None of the below will encourage me to put my hand in my pocket and
pay out for upgrades when there are perfectly good and free screen
readers out there.
\I don't want to take a university degree to enable me to change
settings .
I am running on Jaws 13 and will not move from this.
Take note FS we are not all made of money.
Hazel
On 28/01/2014 19:55, Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) wrote:
Here it is, as requested. I'D seen at least some of this. Maybe
I'm
getting harder to impress, but I'm still on the fence.

Ted

From: Grant Downey [mailto:Gdowney@FreedomScientific.com] On Behalf
Of Freedom Scientific Technical Support
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 2:39 PM
To: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Subject: RE: Installing 15

Hello Ted:

Thank you for contacting Freedom Scientific Support.

There are always internal improvements and tweeks with every version
of JAWS. It is a good idea to install JAWS 15 even if you are still
using a Windows 7 machine. For your information, below is the what's
new for JAWS 15.

This is taken from the JAWS 15 help section.

Vocalizer Expressive Synthesizer

JAWS 15 supports Vocalizer Expressive voices from Nuance
Communications. These new voices work exclusively with JAWS. Vocalizer
Expressive offers many
benefits including pitch control, so you can more easily identify
upper case characters, improved performance, especially in the areas
of latency and speech
quality, as well as support for a wide variety of languages.

To download these voices, go to the
Vocalizer Expressive Voices
Web page. Each voice can be downloaded as high premium or premium.
The high premium voices are large files, but offer the highest quality
speech. The
premium voices offer very good speech quality and a smaller file
size. Both high premium and premium versions of a voice can be
installed on the same computer
so they can be compared. After installing a voice, a Vocalizer
Expressive profile will be added to the list of JAWS voice profiles.

New FSReader 3 with HTML Support

A new version of FSReader, Freedom Scientific's software DAISY
(Digital Accessible Information System) book reader, is included with
JAWS 15. In FSReader
3, the text area of the book is now in HTML format, which means you
can navigate using the same techniques that you use on the Web. You
can use navigation
quick keys such as H to move by heading or P to move by paragraph.
You can also use the JAWS list of links, list of headings, and more.

To learn more about using FSReader 3 to access DAISY content, refer
to the FSReader Getting Started book which can be accessed by pressing
F1 while in
FSReader.

Download Freedom Scientific Training Materials Using FSReader

You will now download and install Freedom Scientific training DAISY
books directly through FSReader 3. Training materials will no longer
be listed in the
JAWS Check for Updates dialog box.

To access Freedom Scientific training DAISY books, do the following:

list of 3 items
1. Start FSReader 3.
2. Press ALT+F to open the File menu and choose Open JAWS Training
Table of Contents to open the table of contents book.
3. Each available DAISY book is identified as a link. Navigate to
the
book you want to open and press ENTER. If the selected book has not
yet been installed
on your computer, FSReader will automatically download and install
the book and then open it. Otherwise, the selected book is opened.
list end

New Speech History for Speech-only Users

For years, braille users have had a mode where the braille display
would show the exact information spoken by the speech synthesizer. You
can also pan
the braille display back to review the last 50 spoken items. The New
Speech History feature in JAWS 15 extends this functionality to users
who rely on
speech more than braille.

If you miss one or more messages spoken by JAWS, you can press
INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by H to open a Results Viewer window
containing up to the last
50 announcements spoken by the synthesizer. When the Speech History
window opens, you are placed on the line containing the most recent
announcement. To
clear the history, press INSERT+SPACEBAR, followed by SHIFT+H. The
history is also cleared when you lock the computer or completely log
off. If you do
not want JAWS to maintain a speech history, clear the Enable Speech
History check box in Settings Center.

The braille mode, previously called Speech History, has been renamed
to Speech Output in order to avoid confusion.

Updated Skype Support

JAWS 15 now offers support for the latest version of Skype. Using
Skype, you can make free voice and video calls as well as send and
receive instant messages
with other users across the Internet. If you are running a version
of
Skype earlier than 6.3, you should update to the most recent version
to take full
advantage of JAWS support for Skype.

For best results using Skype with JAWS, it is recommended that you
switch to Compact View, which displays your Contact list in the main
window, while conversations
are displayed in their own separate windows. You can then use
ALT+TAB
or the Window List dialog box (INSERT+F10) to move between
conversation windows and
the Skype main window. To switch to Compact View, press ALT+V to
open
the View menu, press UP ARROW to Compact view, and press ENTER.

Some other key enhancements include:

list of 6 items
* When Skype alerts you to an incoming call, JAWS automatically
speaks the text of the notification regardless of what application you
are currently using.
The notification is also shown on the braille display as a flash
message.
* If you are in a chat window typing messages back and forth with
another Skype user, JAWS automatically announces incoming messages as
they are received.
Incoming messages are also shown on the braille display as a flash
message. If you are involved in multiple conversations and you are
using the Compact
View, which opens each conversation in a separate window, JAWS will
also read incoming messages from other conversations in the background.
* Pressing CTRL in conjunction with number 1 through 0 on the number
row will read the last 10 items in the history list with CTRL+1 being
the most recent.
Pressing these keystrokes twice quickly will display the
corresponding message in the Virtual Viewer.
* Pressing CTRL+SHIFT+E will move focus to the chat entry field if
the currently open Skype window contains one.
* Pressing CTRL+WINDOWS Key in conjunction with number 1 through 5
on
the number row will let you specify up to 5 conversation windows you
can quickly
switch to by pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by number 1 through 5.
* Pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by SHIFT+R will repeat the
current background notification, such as who is calling or an
incomming message.
list end

For more information on using JAWS with Skype, refer to the Skype
help topic.

Third-party Braille Display Drivers now Included in JAWS
Installation

For the past several years, Freedom Scientific has worked closely
with braille display manufacturers to help them create drivers that
enable their displays
to take advantage of all of the latest braille support offered by
JAWS. This includes BrailleIn and the ability to enter text into
applications directly
from the braille display's Perkins-style keyboard. Once Freedom
Scientific had verified and digitally signed a driver, users of third-
party braille displays
would need to download the JAWS driver from the manufacturer's Web
site in order to use it.

Beginning with JAWS 15, several third-party braille display drivers
will now be automatically installed with JAWS and will be available
for adding through
the Synthesizer and Braille Manager as soon as the JAWS installation
is complete. Users will no longer have to download and install a
separate JAWS driver
for there display from a different Web site.

The latest braille display drivers from the following manufacturers
are now included with JAWS:

list of 7 items
* American Printing House for the Blind
* BAUM Retec AG
* Handy Tech
* HIMS
* HumanWare
* Optelec Tieman Group (Only Alva BC-640 at this time)
* Papenmeier
list end

Note: Certain braille displays may require you to download a
separate
Windows driver from the Manufacturer's Web site before they can be
used.

Auto Detection of Braille Displays

If you establish a USB or Bluetooth connection with your braille
display, JAWS now immediately detects and begins using the display
without the need to
first close and restart JAWS. This is especially useful if you use
JAWS in a school or training environment where multiple braille
displays may be used
with the same computer. For instance, if you are using a Focus 40
Blue over a Bluetooth connection and you establish a USB connection
with another display,
JAWS will begin using the braille display that is connected over USB.
If you then disconnect the USB display and power on the Focus 40 Blue,
JAWS will
switch back to the Bluetooth connection with the Focus Blue.

More Braille Options Added to Startup Wizard

The JAWS Startup Wizard consists of a series of pages that let you
quickly configure some of the more commonly used JAWS settings without
the need to go
through several menus and managers to locate them. In JAWS 15, the
Braille page of the Startup Wizard has been expanded to include more
common braille
settings that users tend to configure the most when they first
install JAWS. In addition to contracted braille options and flash
messages, you can now
also set the braille mode (Structured, Line, or Speech Output),
enable or disable word wrap, reverse the panning buttons on your
display, select the placement
of your display's status cells, or set the firmness of the braille
dots on your Focus or PAC Mate Portable Braille Display. In addition,
if you read braille
in more than one language, you can specify the primary language
table.

Instant Switching between Braille Tables

If you regularly access information in other languages using your
braille display, JAWS now allows you to configure preferred braille
tables that you can
switch between on-the-fly using Quick Settings or a convenient
keystroke.

To set preferred tables, open the Settings Center, expand the
Braille
group, expand the Advanced group, and then choose Braille Tables. A
dialog box opens
listing all of the braille tables included with JAWS. You can choose
the tables you want to set as preferred tables as well as set one of
your preferred
tables as the primary table. For instance, you may want to switch
between English, Spanish, and French, but have English as your primary
table.

Once you have set your preferred braille tables, you can open Quick
Settings from any application and use the new Preferred Translation
Table option, located
under the Braille Options group, to cycle between your preferred
tables. You can also press DOTS 2-3-4-5-7 CHORD from the Perkins-style
keyboard on your
Freedom Scientific Focus series braille display to quickly switch
between preferred braille tables.

Braille Structured Mode Improvements

When using JAWS with a refreshable braille display, Structured Mode
gives you descriptive information about the current dialog box and the
current selected
control. Previously, the only way to change how Structured Mode
presented information was to select Define Structured Mode in Settings
Center to open a
dialog box where you could individually configure each control type,
for instance, check boxes and buttons.

JAWS 15 makes the process of configuring Structured Mode much easier
by adding a new Structured Mode group under the Braille group in
Settings Center that
contains options for configuring how the structured line is
displayed
so you do not have to modify each individual control. In addition,
when displaying
a structured line, JAWS will align the braille display to show the
most relevant information, such as a prompt, to elliminate the need to
pan the display
in order to locate this information.

To access the new Structured Mode settings, Open Settings Center
(INSERT+F2), expand the Braille group, and then select the Structured
Mode group. The
following options are now available:

list of 4 items
* Open the Include Optional Components group to configure what
control info is shown on the braille display. This includes, the
control type and whether
it will be displayed in the status cells or not, level and position,
hotkeys, hints, dialog box title information, dialog box descriptive
text, and control
group info.
* Select or clear the Align to Structured Segment option to
determine
if JAWS will align the display to the most appropriate Structured Mode
segment when
a control gains focus.
* Select or clear the Reverse Order of Structured Data to change how
the structured line is shown on the braille display. When selected,
the control info
is shown first, followed by the group, and then the dialog box
information.
* Select Advanced to open the Control Type Options dialog box where
you can modify symbols used to represent controls on your braille
display as well as
the symbols used to represent the states a control can be in - such
as selected or cleared for a check box.
list end

By default, the control type, such as chk for check box and btn for
button, is shown in the status cells of the braille display. If you
encounter multiple
types that need to be shown in the status cells, the symbols for
each
individual type will be combined into a single symbol that will fit in
the status
area of the display. For example, if you encounter a graphic within
a
link, you would see ilnk. If the graphic was part of a level 1
heading, you would
see ih1. If a graphical link was part of a level 2 heading, you
would
see ilh2, if the display has four status cells, or just ilh if the
display has three
status cells.

For more information, see the Braille Display Modes help topic.

Changed Braille Symbols for Structured Mode

The following braille symbols used to represent various control
states in Structured Mode have been changed.

list of 6 items
* A - is now used to indicate opened or expanded.
* A + is now used to indicate closed or collapsed.
* Disabled and Grayed are now represented by xx.
* Required is now represented by rq.
* Pressed is now represented by the = symbol.
* Graphics are now indicated by img.
list end

Enhanced Table Reading in Braille

JAWS allows you to determine how much information is shown on your
refreshable braille display for tables in Word documents as well as
virtualized documents
such as Web pages and e-mail messages. Using the settings in the
Table Options group, located under the Braille Options group in Quick
Settings, you can
choose to display the current cell, current row, or current column.
In JAWS 15, enhancements to these options have been made to make it
even easier to
access the contents of tables using braille.

If JAWS is configured to display either the current row or current
column, JAWS now displays the vertical bar symbol (dots 1-2-5-6)
between cells to help
indicate where one cell ends and the next begins.

If JAWS is configured to display either the current row or current
column, JAWS now displays the vertical bar symbol (dots 1-2-5-6)
between cells to help
indicate where one cell ends and the next begins.

If the current row is being displayed, JAWS will now display the
current column number before the cell where the cursor is located. In
addition, if JAWS
is configured to speak column headers, the header for the current
column will also be shown in braille following the column number and
prior to the cell
containing the cursor.

Similarly, If the current column is being displayed, JAWS will now
display the current row number before the cell where the cursor is
located. In addition,
if JAWS is configured to speak row headers, the header for the
current row will also be shown in braille following the row number and
prior to the cell
containing the cursor.

Error Reporting

In order to more promptly respond to customer issues, the new JAWS
error reporting feature will allow you to send information about any
JAWS errors to
Freedom Scientific over the Internet. If JAWS unexpectedly closes, a
memory dump file, containing diagnostic information, is created in the
JAWS user settings
folder. If you also experience any issues where JAWS appears to
still
be running, but you have lost speech or braille, you can press
INSERT+WINDOWS Key+F4
to manually close JAWS, terminate all related processes, and create
the memory dump file.

After the memory dump file has been created, JAWS will automatically
restart and display a dialog box indicating that an error was detected
and will ask
if you want to send this information to Freedom Scientific. Choose
the Send button to transmit the error report directly to Freedom
Scientific. JAWS will
display a message to indicate that the report was sent successfully.
If there was a problem sending the report, for instance, you do not
have an active
Internet connection, you are asked if you want to try sending it
again. Choose Yes or No. Choose Don't Send if you do not wish to send
the error report
to Freedom Scientific. Choosing to send any error reports helps
Freedom Scientific to continue to improve JAWS.

The information transmitted to Freedom Scientific is limited to the
memory dump file as well as generic information allowing Freedom
Scientific to investigate
the source of the issue, such as your product version number, the
date and time the error occurred, number of times your system has
experienced an error,
and the error code related to the problem that occurred. The only
information related to your specific environment that is transmitted
is your computer's
MAC address to find trends on a particular system. However, there is
no way for us to map MAC addresses to any particular individual, and
no personal identification
information is transmitted.

In addition, you can choose from one of the following radio buttons:

list of 3 items
* Ask me if I want to send error reports to Freedom Scientific each
time: Choosing this option will cause this dialog box to be displayed
each time an
error is detected. This is the default setting.
* Send all error reports to Freedom Scientific without asking: If
you
choose this option, future error reports are automatically sent to
Freedom Scientific
without displaying a dialog box.
* Never send error reports to Freedom Scientific: If you choose this
option,, any future error reports will not be sent to Freedom
Scientific and you will
not be prompted to send an error report.
list end

You can also configure this setting using the new Error Reporting
combo box, located on the Miscellaneous page in Settings Center.

Navigation Quick Key Changes

The following Navigation Quick Key assignments have been changed to
be more consistent with the Navigation Quick Keys available when using
the Touch Cursor:

list of 10 items
* Next Radio Button: A
* Previous Radio Button: SHIFT+A
* List Radio Buttons: CTRL+INSERT+A
* Next Region: R
* Previous Region: SHIFT+R
* List Regions: CTRL+INSERT+R
* Move to the main region of a page: Q
* Next OnMouseOver: SEMICOLON
* Previous OnMouseOver: SHIFT+SEMICOLON
* List OnmouseOvers: CTRL+INSERT+SEMICOLON list end

The scripts for moving to the next or previous anchor and the next
or
previous block quote as well as listing anchors are still available,
but are no longer
assigned to keystrokes. If you still wish to use this functionality,
you can assign new keystrokes through the Keyboard Manager.

New Setting for Controlling How Web Page Links are Activated

On certain Web pages, pressing ENTER on some elements such as links
does not always activate the element as expected. The new Link
Activation option affects
how links are activated when you press the ENTER key in a virtual
document. It is located under the Virtual Cursor Options and
Personalized Web Settings
groups in Quick Settings, as well as under the Miscellaneous group
of
the Web/HTML/PDF group in Settings Center.

When this option is set to "Enter simulates mouse click," pressing
the ENTER key on a link actually simulates a left mouse click on the
link. This is how
JAWS behaved prior to version 15, and it is still the default
behavior.

When this option is set to "Enter sends Enter key," pressing the
ENTER key on a link instead causes the ENTER key to be passed on to
the system. You may
want to choose this setting if pressing ENTER does not activate a
Web
element unless you first press INSERT+3 to enable the Pass Key Through
feature.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to
contact us.
Thank you for choosing Freedom Scientific!

If replying to this message, Be sure to include all previous
correspondence pertaining to this issue so that we might more quickly
assist you.

Kind Regards,
Grant Downey
Technical Support Specialist
Freedom Scientific
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________________________________
From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@ky.gov]
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 8:48 AM
To: Freedom Scientific Technical Support
Subject: Installing 15

I have 15 ready to go, but have not installed it yet on my new PC.
Frankly, I've been wondering what the advantages are. I chose Windows
7, and have no interest in 8, based upon what I've read and heard, so
what, if anything, do I gain. I'm running 64-bit Win 7, with a
conservative 4GB, with room for more, Blu-ray read-write optical
drive, and 1TB hard drive.

Ted (4067)

Ted Lisle, PH.D., Medicaid services Specialist; phone: (502) 564-
2574, X 2054; Fax: (502) 564-2228.


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Re: A further question re the dot vs period problem

Kimber Gardner
 

Good suggestion! I just tried it and it works quite well.

Thanks!

On 1/30/14, Adrian Spratt <Adrian@adrianspratt.com> wrote:
Instead of going to the trouble of figuring out a script, how about this? do
a search for a period and replace with period space for the entire document.
Then, in case you're worried about the result being extra spaces where you
don't want them, search for space space and replace with a single space.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Kimber
Gardner
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:54 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: A further question re the dot vs period problem

Hi All,

Well, I got an answer from FS re the period being announced as dot
problem. Not surprisingly, they said all I can do is turn off the
paragraph marks which, as we already discussed, is not a practical
solution while doing detailed editing of a document. But I had another
thought.

Would it be feasible to write a script to address the problem? I'm not
an expert at scripting so wanted to get some opinions before I spend
time trying to do something that may not even be possible.

Thoughts?

Kimber

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Re: Dragging & Dropping

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

I'll find an excuse to try it; I've been paying for it for almost 16 years.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 11:05 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Dragging & Dropping

When I hold down the left CONTROL key and do the other keys, nothing happens. Do it with the right CONTROL key, it works. Very odd.

On Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:49:42 +0000, you wrote:

That feature has never worked for me, but I never thought of which control key I used. I naturally used the left; suppose that's why it never worked? Locking the mouse button also mutes the voice, which doesn't help the cause much.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Steve
Matzura
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 3:01 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Dragging & Dropping

Haha, don't laugh at me (too hard) for posting this almost seven months late, but I found it of interest to tell you that on one of my systems, drag and rop only works if I use the right CONTROL key on my keyboard, not the left one. Any ideas why this would be, why Windows would care or even know which key I used? I know that every key on a keyboard sends a different scan code, but even unto left versus right control keys? Wow!

On Mon, 1 Jul 2013 10:21:35 -0700, you wrote:

Hi All,

I have never tried dragging & dropping with Jaws so, I thought I
would give it a try. Well, I have tried & tried & for whatever reason
I can't get it to work. Here is what I'm doing:
1. Highlighting the file I want to drag in my My Documetnts folder &,
invoking the keystroke control, insert, + numpad slash.
2. Now, I open the destination folder &, invoke the keystroke control,
insert, + numpad slash to drop the file.

Well, it's not working! Would someone please explain how to drag &
drop with Jaws, the correct way?! All help will be appreciated
immensely! Thank you all very much.
Take care.
Mike
This email was sent from my, iBarstool.
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Re: An iTunes Update No No

Steve Matzura
 

Oh you just hit the nail on the head! Yes, that's exactly the problem
I had. To fix it, I had to remove *ALL* iTunes components--Apple
software update, Bonjour, everything, then re-install iTunes. That
fixed it.

On Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:10:53 -0600, you wrote:

Steve,
I suspect that the latest iTunes update doesn't cause a problem on all
systems. If your installation had the problem, you would have known it
right away from error messages generated by the installation program and
from iTunes when you tried to start it.

If you want to read the messages on the Apple support group about the update
problem, put apsdaemon.exe in a Google search. Go down to the result that
mentions the missing msvcr80.dll, and read the series of messages.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
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Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 2:00 AM
Subject: Re: An iTunes Update No No


Oh boy! And I just put it on somebody's machine yesterday!

On Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:35:21 -0600, you wrote:

If you are invited to update your installation of iTunes, just say no! In
other words, don't do it!

I just finished straightening out the mess the 11.1.4.62 update made in my
iTunes installation. I had to uninstall iTunes and the other Apple helper
components, one of which wouldn't uninstall without using Microsoft Fix
It. Fortunately, after reinstalling iTunes with the 64-bit setup program,
it is working fine with libraries unaffected as far as I can tell.

The next time I get an update notice for iTunes, I'll be waiting a few
days to see if there's a problem with it before I take the plunge.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net
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Re: An iTunes Update No No

Gary King
 

Steve,
I suspect that the latest iTunes update doesn't cause a problem on all systems. If your installation had the problem, you would have known it right away from error messages generated by the installation program and from iTunes when you tried to start it.

If you want to read the messages on the Apple support group about the update problem, put apsdaemon.exe in a Google search. Go down to the result that mentions the missing msvcr80.dll, and read the series of messages.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Matzura" <number6@noisynotes.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 2:00 AM
Subject: Re: An iTunes Update No No


Oh boy! And I just put it on somebody's machine yesterday!

On Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:35:21 -0600, you wrote:

If you are invited to update your installation of iTunes, just say no! In other words, don't do it!

I just finished straightening out the mess the 11.1.4.62 update made in my iTunes installation. I had to uninstall iTunes and the other Apple helper components, one of which wouldn't uninstall without using Microsoft Fix It. Fortunately, after reinstalling iTunes with the 64-bit setup program, it is working fine with libraries unaffected as far as I can tell.

The next time I get an update notice for iTunes, I'll be waiting a few days to see if there's a problem with it before I take the plunge.

Gary King
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Re: Focus 40 Blue for JAWS

Steve Matzura
 

Absolutely nothing, I freely confess.

On Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:03:57 -0000, you wrote:

What the hell does this have to do with Jaws?
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You have to be careful here because some educators feel that if you're
in their school, their class, there should be no accommodations. You
came to the game knowing full well what the rules are, you either play
by those rules, or find another game. I ran into this philosophy, such
that it is, in my second year of college in a class where being able
to quickly inhale great gallons of information was essential. It was
an English class where we were assigned a book a week. Back in the
70's, just *getting* the book in accessible format was hard enough,
and getting a reader to read a two-, three-hundred-page book in a
night or two was virtually impossible, so I had to switch courses to
one that didn't have as much required reading. Physical nuisance?
Explain that one somebody please. Major problem there. Blindness slows
us down and breaks the all-important feedback loop between action and
observed reaction, and those are our two biggest problems--speed of
information intake, and ability to observe without becoming part of,
and affecting, the thing we are attempting to observe (by having to be
in physical contact with it rather than observing it from afar).

On Thu, 18 Jul 2013 02:16:23 -0400, you wrote:

It does, thanks. It is nice to hear that has worked for others. We request
just what you suggest this fall when school resumes...

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 17, 2013, at 7:45 PM, "Drew Hunthausen" <dhunthausen@gmail.com>
wrote:

Richard,
In my experience, it all depends on the teacher/ professor. In most
cases
the teachers try to be as helpful and accommodating as possible
considering
they probably have no prior experience working with someone who is
blind.
For me, I always asked my teachers if they could write me a paragraph by
e-mail summarizing in basic terms what the comments were in my paper and
any
suggestions to improve. This worked very well and made it easier for
both of
us. It often takes a little time for the teacher to get in the habbit of
doing this as it's brand new. Hope this helps


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Richard
Holloway
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:53 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Focus 40 Blue for JAWS

I don't think I follow you-- if you type a paper conventionally, how do
you
review / edit it?

My daughter types in qwerty quite well, but if you're typing, unless you
have a braille display and you're typing electronically, how would you
know
what you've typed? Screen reader? If so, that's not the same thing.
Screen
readers are great, but that's the SCREEN reading, not the student.

Sighted kids can look at what they have written or typed and correct it
before it is turned in. Braille literacy for kids is all about blind /
VI
kids reading and writing in braille. For us, the screen reader is mostly
a
convenience or things like Web Surfing, where sometimes there's no
practical
way to work with a braille display alone. That, or a convenience that
supplements her braille work now and then.

Now if you use a Perkins and that gets interlined, you can at least see
what
you brailled, but again, print comments have to be conveyed back to the
student somehow.

I'm already frustrated enough that my daughter's work printed from a
notetaker comes back with comments and notations only in print
(handwritten)
most of the time such that she has to have these things read to her, or
she
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