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new jaws build

kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Hi,

I haven't been keeping up with this cuzz jfw 12 has been a mess here and
there but can someone verify the latest build? Is it 11 69?

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Google Cloud Connect

F. T. Middleton
 

Hello,

Has anyone successfully used Google Cloud Connect with JAWS? I'm using JAWS
v12 and Office 2010. I'm unable to get JAWS to even identify the presence
of GCC...if anyone has experience or suggestions, please let me know.

Thank you,
Frances
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looking for jaws presentations

Marvin Hunkin <startrekcafe@...>
 

hi.
where can i find the jaws presentations from the nfb and acb conventions.
if any was recorded.
marvin.
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Re: focus 40 blue display:

Richard Holloway
 

I appreciate your kind offer but we actually have this working now.

I might ask a similar favor sometime when we're stuck again!

Many thanks,

Richard

On Jul 24, 2011, at 12:47 PM, Kenny Peyatt wrote:

Hi richard I do have a focus braille display but it is a 44 cell. To get the keyboard to work press the left shift plus the right shift keys to togle the keyboard typing mode on. If you want I can help you in a jaws tandum session.
Kenny Peyatt

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Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

Adi Kushnir <adikushnir@...>
 

Hi,
I'm a 13 year old JAWS user.
In order to type on the focus Blue display with JAWS 11, press the 2 shift
keys+the spacebar key on the display - not on your qwerty keyboard and JAWS
should say "typing mode on".
With J12 it's very different but as a 13 year old only JAWS user, I really
don't recommend upgrading at this time - JAWS 11 works well so far accept
programs like IE9.
Just waite until 13 - hope that the bugs from 12 will be fixed - there are
lots of them.
So these are the instructions to turn on typing mode in J11 - if you want to
turn it back off so the braille display could be used for other JAWS/Windows
commands, just press this key combination again.

Best regards,

Adi Kushnir, Israel.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@... [mailto:jfw-bounces@...]
On Behalf Of Bob - KA5ETA
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 11:35 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

Why don't you download ver 12 and run it in demo. Just to see if that is
the trouble.
----- Original Message -----
From: <rholloway@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 11:16 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display


We bought 9 and got upgrades through 11. Maybe we need to go ahead and
upgrade once more. The costs seem endless! What is that, another $200 or so?

Still, if things would be easier...

In any case, problem solved for today, so thanks.
Sent on the SprintR Now Network from my BlackBerryR

-----Original Message-----
From: "Roy Nickelson" <roylee@...>
Sender: jfw-bounces@...
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 12:05:24
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.<jfw@...>
Reply-To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Subject: Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

this was able to be done in jaws 11 but they have made this a lot easier in
JAWS 12. with JAWS 11 it was necessary to change some settings in JAWS 12
it works without changeing anything.
Roy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Holloway" <rholloway@...>
To: <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 10:50 AM
Subject: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display


I am the parent of an 8-year-old JAWS user. She is a skilled braille reader
and writer but much more familiar with using a BrailleNote or even a PAC
Mate (she has both) as opposed to a PC with JAWS. With that said, she has
been using JAWS to some degree for several years now. The key issue holding
her back is while she's a very quick braille (perkins style) keyboard
typist, she is much slower with a qwerty keyboard.

She has recently gotten a Focus 40 Blue display in hopes if becoming more
proficient with her PC use. We haven't had time to even approach bluetooth
connectivity yet. We just wanted to get things running via USB last night.

We plugged in and drivers appeared to install properly. This on a 32 bit HP
Computer running windows Vista. Her JAWS is version 11 which should not
require using the installer disk (per the instructions) though I did
ultimately try that as well.

After connection via USB, I quit JAWS as the instructions said then
restarted JAWS. In fact ultimately we rebooted the entire computer several
more times as well. Long story short, we can operate all the commands and
settings and the braille display works, but so far we cannot manage to
actually type into any document with the braille keyboard on the Focus 40
Blue.

My understanding it this should work any any application, at least if we
turn off contracted braille, but nothing seems to work. The manual seems
pretty vague so I have scoured the web, including Freedom Scientific's site
for more information, a startup guide, demo video, or any information to try
and make this work properly. I did see a "webinar" to sign up for (from
Freedom), but that is not happening until mid-september.

I'm looking for the basics. I think I'm overlooking something really simple
and I don't know if this is a JAWS issue or a Focus 40 issue but I hope
someone here can help.

Does anyone have one of these Focus displays who can just walk me through
the basics? Again, we can change modes with all of the top row keys as well
as chording commands with the braille keyboard. The braille display works.
The whiz wheels work. We can insert the curser into braille text on the
braille display and so forth, but no matter what mode I set the unit into
(at least so far) when we try to actually type with a cursor flashing on the
screen in a Word document, an e-mail, etc., we get nothing. It reminds me a
lot of getting into the wrong mode in a web page and not knowing to hit the
enter key to be able to type.

We must simply be in the wrong mode somehow, but I find nothing in the
manual to help. For example, one character on the braille keyboard (I think
it was a "D"?) hides the display on screen, so that I have to go down to the
bottom of the screen and click to reopen it. I can't believe this display
doesn't come with a quick-start guide.

To (hopefully) clear up any confusion by my post, my daughter has no light
perception and exclusively uses a screen reader or a braille display. I have
almost zero braille skills but am typically sighted so have to really
struggle to read any braille but can check anything needed on a conventional
monitor to work on this, and I'm a qwerty typist.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. My daughter is absolutely beside
herself wanting to use this keyboard and display as soon as possible.

Richard Holloway
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Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

Bob - KA5ETA <ka5eta@...>
 

Why don't you download ver 12 and run it in demo. Just to see if that is
the trouble.

----- Original Message -----
From: <rholloway@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 11:16 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display


We bought 9 and got upgrades through 11. Maybe we need to go ahead and
upgrade once more. The costs seem endless! What is that, another $200 or so?
Still, if things would be easier...

In any case, problem solved for today, so thanks.
Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

-----Original Message-----
From: "Roy Nickelson" <roylee@...>
Sender: jfw-bounces@...
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 12:05:24
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.<jfw@...>
Reply-To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Subject: Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

this was able to be done in jaws 11 but they have made this a lot easier in
JAWS 12. with JAWS 11 it was necessary to change some settings in JAWS 12
it works without changeing anything.
Roy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Holloway" <rholloway@...>
To: <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 10:50 AM
Subject: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display


I am the parent of an 8-year-old JAWS user. She is a skilled braille reader
and writer but much more familiar with using a BrailleNote or even a PAC
Mate (she has both) as opposed to a PC with JAWS. With that said, she has
been using JAWS to some degree for several years now. The key issue holding
her back is while she's a very quick braille (perkins style) keyboard
typist, she is much slower with a qwerty keyboard.

She has recently gotten a Focus 40 Blue display in hopes if becoming more
proficient with her PC use. We haven't had time to even approach bluetooth
connectivity yet. We just wanted to get things running via USB last night.

We plugged in and drivers appeared to install properly. This on a 32 bit HP
Computer running windows Vista. Her JAWS is version 11 which should not
require using the installer disk (per the instructions) though I did
ultimately try that as well.

After connection via USB, I quit JAWS as the instructions said then
restarted JAWS. In fact ultimately we rebooted the entire computer several
more times as well. Long story short, we can operate all the commands and
settings and the braille display works, but so far we cannot manage to
actually type into any document with the braille keyboard on the Focus 40
Blue.

My understanding it this should work any any application, at least if we
turn off contracted braille, but nothing seems to work. The manual seems
pretty vague so I have scoured the web, including Freedom Scientific's site
for more information, a startup guide, demo video, or any information to try
and make this work properly. I did see a "webinar" to sign up for (from
Freedom), but that is not happening until mid-september.

I'm looking for the basics. I think I'm overlooking something really simple
and I don't know if this is a JAWS issue or a Focus 40 issue but I hope
someone here can help.

Does anyone have one of these Focus displays who can just walk me through
the basics? Again, we can change modes with all of the top row keys as well
as chording commands with the braille keyboard. The braille display works.
The whiz wheels work. We can insert the curser into braille text on the
braille display and so forth, but no matter what mode I set the unit into
(at least so far) when we try to actually type with a cursor flashing on the
screen in a Word document, an e-mail, etc., we get nothing. It reminds me a
lot of getting into the wrong mode in a web page and not knowing to hit the
enter key to be able to type.

We must simply be in the wrong mode somehow, but I find nothing in the
manual to help. For example, one character on the braille keyboard (I think
it was a "D"?) hides the display on screen, so that I have to go down to the
bottom of the screen and click to reopen it. I can't believe this display
doesn't come with a quick-start guide.

To (hopefully) clear up any confusion by my post, my daughter has no light
perception and exclusively uses a screen reader or a braille display. I have
almost zero braille skills but am typically sighted so have to really
struggle to read any braille but can check anything needed on a conventional
monitor to work on this, and I'm a qwerty typist.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. My daughter is absolutely beside
herself wanting to use this keyboard and display as soon as possible.

Richard Holloway
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Re: not sure if this is a screen reader or a browser issue.

Dave Scrimenti <dscrimenti@...>
 

I don't know how this happens, but it does. Yesterday, I couldn't play a Yahoo playlist in Firefox, but it did play in IE. So I just keep both on my system, and if something doesn't work on one, maybe it will work on the other.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken lawrence" <kenlawrence124@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 10:42 AM
Subject: not sure if this is a screen reader or a browser issue.


Hi folks, Ken here with a question. I have just signed on to the new music based social network called Blip fm. If you’re not familiar with it, it kind of a cross between Pandora or last fm and twitter. a Blip is a song with a 150 character or less message attached and you aquire listener/followers based on the songs you add. you also give props to other DJs hwo match your taste. Anyway I’ve noticed something. when using internet explorer I have found that when I search for a song to blip, the links to preview, to blip or to flag aren’t links they just reads as text. but on firefox it reads correctly. and I can blip with no trouble. still haven’t figured out if in fact there is a screen reader issue or a browser isssue though. so can anyone tell me why something that reads as links on one browser or screen reader can’t read the same way on another? funny it reads them as text and can see them just can’t figure out that these are links. thanks,
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focus 40 blue display:

Kenny Peyattt jr.
 

Hi richard I do have a focus braille display but it is a 44 cell. To get the keyboard to work press the left shift plus the right shift keys to togle the keyboard typing mode on. If you want I can help you in a jaws tandum session.
Kenny Peyatt


Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

Richard Holloway
 

We bought 9 and got upgrades through 11. Maybe we need to go ahead and upgrade once more. The costs seem endless! What is that, another $200 or so? Still, if things would be easier...

In any case, problem solved for today, so thanks.
Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

-----Original Message-----
From: "Roy Nickelson" <roylee@...>
Sender: jfw-bounces@...
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 12:05:24
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.<jfw@...>
Reply-To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Subject: Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

this was able to be done in jaws 11 but they have made this a lot easier in
JAWS 12. with JAWS 11 it was necessary to change some settings in JAWS 12
it works without changeing anything.
Roy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Holloway" <rholloway@...>
To: <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 10:50 AM
Subject: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display


I am the parent of an 8-year-old JAWS user. She is a skilled braille reader
and writer but much more familiar with using a BrailleNote or even a PAC
Mate (she has both) as opposed to a PC with JAWS. With that said, she has
been using JAWS to some degree for several years now. The key issue holding
her back is while she's a very quick braille (perkins style) keyboard
typist, she is much slower with a qwerty keyboard.

She has recently gotten a Focus 40 Blue display in hopes if becoming more
proficient with her PC use. We haven't had time to even approach bluetooth
connectivity yet. We just wanted to get things running via USB last night.

We plugged in and drivers appeared to install properly. This on a 32 bit HP
Computer running windows Vista. Her JAWS is version 11 which should not
require using the installer disk (per the instructions) though I did
ultimately try that as well.

After connection via USB, I quit JAWS as the instructions said then
restarted JAWS. In fact ultimately we rebooted the entire computer several
more times as well. Long story short, we can operate all the commands and
settings and the braille display works, but so far we cannot manage to
actually type into any document with the braille keyboard on the Focus 40
Blue.

My understanding it this should work any any application, at least if we
turn off contracted braille, but nothing seems to work. The manual seems
pretty vague so I have scoured the web, including Freedom Scientific's site
for more information, a startup guide, demo video, or any information to try
and make this work properly. I did see a "webinar" to sign up for (from
Freedom), but that is not happening until mid-september.

I'm looking for the basics. I think I'm overlooking something really simple
and I don't know if this is a JAWS issue or a Focus 40 issue but I hope
someone here can help.

Does anyone have one of these Focus displays who can just walk me through
the basics? Again, we can change modes with all of the top row keys as well
as chording commands with the braille keyboard. The braille display works.
The whiz wheels work. We can insert the curser into braille text on the
braille display and so forth, but no matter what mode I set the unit into
(at least so far) when we try to actually type with a cursor flashing on the
screen in a Word document, an e-mail, etc., we get nothing. It reminds me a
lot of getting into the wrong mode in a web page and not knowing to hit the
enter key to be able to type.

We must simply be in the wrong mode somehow, but I find nothing in the
manual to help. For example, one character on the braille keyboard (I think
it was a "D"?) hides the display on screen, so that I have to go down to the
bottom of the screen and click to reopen it. I can't believe this display
doesn't come with a quick-start guide.

To (hopefully) clear up any confusion by my post, my daughter has no light
perception and exclusively uses a screen reader or a braille display. I have
almost zero braille skills but am typically sighted so have to really
struggle to read any braille but can check anything needed on a conventional
monitor to work on this, and I'm a qwerty typist.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. My daughter is absolutely beside
herself wanting to use this keyboard and display as soon as possible.

Richard Holloway
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Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

Roy Nickelson <roylee@...>
 

to answer the question for JAWS 11 do LEFT SHIFT+right SHIFT chord to enable
typing mode.
Roy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Holloway" <rholloway@...>
To: <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 10:50 AM
Subject: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display


I am the parent of an 8-year-old JAWS user. She is a skilled braille reader
and writer but much more familiar with using a BrailleNote or even a PAC
Mate (she has both) as opposed to a PC with JAWS. With that said, she has
been using JAWS to some degree for several years now. The key issue holding
her back is while she's a very quick braille (perkins style) keyboard
typist, she is much slower with a qwerty keyboard.

She has recently gotten a Focus 40 Blue display in hopes if becoming more
proficient with her PC use. We haven't had time to even approach bluetooth
connectivity yet. We just wanted to get things running via USB last night.

We plugged in and drivers appeared to install properly. This on a 32 bit HP
Computer running windows Vista. Her JAWS is version 11 which should not
require using the installer disk (per the instructions) though I did
ultimately try that as well.

After connection via USB, I quit JAWS as the instructions said then
restarted JAWS. In fact ultimately we rebooted the entire computer several
more times as well. Long story short, we can operate all the commands and
settings and the braille display works, but so far we cannot manage to
actually type into any document with the braille keyboard on the Focus 40
Blue.

My understanding it this should work any any application, at least if we
turn off contracted braille, but nothing seems to work. The manual seems
pretty vague so I have scoured the web, including Freedom Scientific's site
for more information, a startup guide, demo video, or any information to try
and make this work properly. I did see a "webinar" to sign up for (from
Freedom), but that is not happening until mid-september.

I'm looking for the basics. I think I'm overlooking something really simple
and I don't know if this is a JAWS issue or a Focus 40 issue but I hope
someone here can help.

Does anyone have one of these Focus displays who can just walk me through
the basics? Again, we can change modes with all of the top row keys as well
as chording commands with the braille keyboard. The braille display works.
The whiz wheels work. We can insert the curser into braille text on the
braille display and so forth, but no matter what mode I set the unit into
(at least so far) when we try to actually type with a cursor flashing on the
screen in a Word document, an e-mail, etc., we get nothing. It reminds me a
lot of getting into the wrong mode in a web page and not knowing to hit the
enter key to be able to type.

We must simply be in the wrong mode somehow, but I find nothing in the
manual to help. For example, one character on the braille keyboard (I think
it was a "D"?) hides the display on screen, so that I have to go down to the
bottom of the screen and click to reopen it. I can't believe this display
doesn't come with a quick-start guide.

To (hopefully) clear up any confusion by my post, my daughter has no light
perception and exclusively uses a screen reader or a braille display. I have
almost zero braille skills but am typically sighted so have to really
struggle to read any braille but can check anything needed on a conventional
monitor to work on this, and I'm a qwerty typist.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. My daughter is absolutely beside
herself wanting to use this keyboard and display as soon as possible.

Richard Holloway
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Re: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

Roy Nickelson <roylee@...>
 

this was able to be done in jaws 11 but they have made this a lot easier in
JAWS 12. with JAWS 11 it was necessary to change some settings in JAWS 12
it works without changeing anything.
Roy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Holloway" <rholloway@...>
To: <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 10:50 AM
Subject: JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display


I am the parent of an 8-year-old JAWS user. She is a skilled braille reader
and writer but much more familiar with using a BrailleNote or even a PAC
Mate (she has both) as opposed to a PC with JAWS. With that said, she has
been using JAWS to some degree for several years now. The key issue holding
her back is while she's a very quick braille (perkins style) keyboard
typist, she is much slower with a qwerty keyboard.

She has recently gotten a Focus 40 Blue display in hopes if becoming more
proficient with her PC use. We haven't had time to even approach bluetooth
connectivity yet. We just wanted to get things running via USB last night.

We plugged in and drivers appeared to install properly. This on a 32 bit HP
Computer running windows Vista. Her JAWS is version 11 which should not
require using the installer disk (per the instructions) though I did
ultimately try that as well.

After connection via USB, I quit JAWS as the instructions said then
restarted JAWS. In fact ultimately we rebooted the entire computer several
more times as well. Long story short, we can operate all the commands and
settings and the braille display works, but so far we cannot manage to
actually type into any document with the braille keyboard on the Focus 40
Blue.

My understanding it this should work any any application, at least if we
turn off contracted braille, but nothing seems to work. The manual seems
pretty vague so I have scoured the web, including Freedom Scientific's site
for more information, a startup guide, demo video, or any information to try
and make this work properly. I did see a "webinar" to sign up for (from
Freedom), but that is not happening until mid-september.

I'm looking for the basics. I think I'm overlooking something really simple
and I don't know if this is a JAWS issue or a Focus 40 issue but I hope
someone here can help.

Does anyone have one of these Focus displays who can just walk me through
the basics? Again, we can change modes with all of the top row keys as well
as chording commands with the braille keyboard. The braille display works.
The whiz wheels work. We can insert the curser into braille text on the
braille display and so forth, but no matter what mode I set the unit into
(at least so far) when we try to actually type with a cursor flashing on the
screen in a Word document, an e-mail, etc., we get nothing. It reminds me a
lot of getting into the wrong mode in a web page and not knowing to hit the
enter key to be able to type.

We must simply be in the wrong mode somehow, but I find nothing in the
manual to help. For example, one character on the braille keyboard (I think
it was a "D"?) hides the display on screen, so that I have to go down to the
bottom of the screen and click to reopen it. I can't believe this display
doesn't come with a quick-start guide.

To (hopefully) clear up any confusion by my post, my daughter has no light
perception and exclusively uses a screen reader or a braille display. I have
almost zero braille skills but am typically sighted so have to really
struggle to read any braille but can check anything needed on a conventional
monitor to work on this, and I'm a qwerty typist.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. My daughter is absolutely beside
herself wanting to use this keyboard and display as soon as possible.

Richard Holloway
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JAWS 11 and a Focus 40 Blue Display

Richard Holloway
 

I am the parent of an 8-year-old JAWS user. She is a skilled braille reader and writer but much more familiar with using a BrailleNote or even a PAC Mate (she has both) as opposed to a PC with JAWS. With that said, she has been using JAWS to some degree for several years now. The key issue holding her back is while she's a very quick braille (perkins style) keyboard typist, she is much slower with a qwerty keyboard.

She has recently gotten a Focus 40 Blue display in hopes if becoming more proficient with her PC use. We haven't had time to even approach bluetooth connectivity yet. We just wanted to get things running via USB last night.

We plugged in and drivers appeared to install properly. This on a 32 bit HP Computer running windows Vista. Her JAWS is version 11 which should not require using the installer disk (per the instructions) though I did ultimately try that as well.

After connection via USB, I quit JAWS as the instructions said then restarted JAWS. In fact ultimately we rebooted the entire computer several more times as well. Long story short, we can operate all the commands and settings and the braille display works, but so far we cannot manage to actually type into any document with the braille keyboard on the Focus 40 Blue.

My understanding it this should work any any application, at least if we turn off contracted braille, but nothing seems to work. The manual seems pretty vague so I have scoured the web, including Freedom Scientific's site for more information, a startup guide, demo video, or any information to try and make this work properly. I did see a "webinar" to sign up for (from Freedom), but that is not happening until mid-september.

I'm looking for the basics. I think I'm overlooking something really simple and I don't know if this is a JAWS issue or a Focus 40 issue but I hope someone here can help.

Does anyone have one of these Focus displays who can just walk me through the basics? Again, we can change modes with all of the top row keys as well as chording commands with the braille keyboard. The braille display works. The whiz wheels work. We can insert the curser into braille text on the braille display and so forth, but no matter what mode I set the unit into (at least so far) when we try to actually type with a cursor flashing on the screen in a Word document, an e-mail, etc., we get nothing. It reminds me a lot of getting into the wrong mode in a web page and not knowing to hit the enter key to be able to type.

We must simply be in the wrong mode somehow, but I find nothing in the manual to help. For example, one character on the braille keyboard (I think it was a "D"?) hides the display on screen, so that I have to go down to the bottom of the screen and click to reopen it. I can't believe this display doesn't come with a quick-start guide.

To (hopefully) clear up any confusion by my post, my daughter has no light perception and exclusively uses a screen reader or a braille display. I have almost zero braille skills but am typically sighted so have to really struggle to read any braille but can check anything needed on a conventional monitor to work on this, and I'm a qwerty typist.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. My daughter is absolutely beside herself wanting to use this keyboard and display as soon as possible.

Richard Holloway


not sure if this is a screen reader or a browser issue.

ken lawrence
 

Hi folks, Ken here with a question. I have just signed on to the new music based social network called Blip fm. If you’re not familiar with it, it kind of a cross between Pandora or last fm and twitter. a Blip is a song with a 150 character or less message attached and you aquire listener/followers based on the songs you add. you also give props to other DJs hwo match your taste. Anyway I’ve noticed something. when using internet explorer I have found that when I search for a song to blip, the links to preview, to blip or to flag aren’t links they just reads as text. but on firefox it reads correctly. and I can blip with no trouble. still haven’t figured out if in fact there is a screen reader issue or a browser isssue though. so can anyone tell me why something that reads as links on one browser or screen reader can’t read the same way on another? funny it reads them as text and can see them just can’t figure out that these are links. thanks,
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Re: Forms Mode Sounds Folder

Bhavesh
 

Thanks mike. I was also looking for the same.

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Subject: Re: Forms Mode Sounds Folder
From: "Mike & Barbara In Arcadia" <mb69mach1@...>
Date: 23/07/2011 11:37 pm

Hi All,

I found what I was looking for & if anyone else is interested below are the
file paths for both XP & Windows7.

For Windows XP:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Freedom
Scientific\JAWS\11.0\SETTINGS\enu\SOUNDS

Note: in either Windows XP,or Windows 7, there may be hidden folders, but
if the paths below are copied,
and pasted into the run dialogue, there is no need to show hidden files and
folders.
Here is the path for Windows 7:

C:\Users\All Users\Application Data\Freedom
Scientific\JAWS\11.0\SETTINGS\enu\SOUNDS

Of course, in either case, the version number of Jaws may need to be changed
in the file path to match the one in question.

Hope this helps someone other than me! LOL LOL
Take care.
Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike & Barbara In Arcadia
To: JFW List
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 6:09 AM
Subject: Forms Mode Sounds Folder


Hi All,

I am trying to find the Jaws Forms Mode sounds folder so I can copy it, &
ain't having any luck. Could someone please tell me where this folder is
buried?> All help will be greatly appreciated, & graciously accepted.
Thanks much, take care.
Mike
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Re: Optimal Settings for Windows 7 & JFW 12

Dorothy <dorothy.ingram-gorban@...>
 

Yes but using jaws in high contrast on xp jaws had tantrums,why I had to
use Lunar to set in inverse mode,windows 7 is much easier regards dorothy

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@... [mailto:jfw-bounces@...]
On Behalf Of Ambrose
Sent: 23 July 2011 18:49
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Optimal Settings for Windows 7 & JFW 12

If you use the high contrast settings jaws has fits

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@... [mailto:jfw-bounces@...]
On Behalf Of Brian Hansen
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 3:12 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Optimal Settings for Windows 7 & JFW 12

That's good to know. So the scheme that comes up by default when Windows 7
is installed works just fine?

Blessings,

Brian


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@... [mailto:jfw-bounces@...]
On Behalf Of Peter Holdstock
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 12:26 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Optimal Settings for Windows 7 & JFW 12

You don't need to change a thing.

Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Hansen
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 5:55 AM
To: JFW Users Group
Subject: Optimal Settings for Windows 7 & JFW 12

A friend of mine contacted me tonight wanting to know if there are certain
color and display settings that need to be set up when installing JFW on to
a Windows 7 system. Since I'm still using XP I'm familiar with the optimal
display settings for using JFW and XP, but I don't have a clue what needs to
be tweaked for Windows 7 if anything. I've gone through the JFW help
topics, but I haven't been able to find anything there. So I would greatly
appreciate it if someone could either email me the settings that need to be
changed, or a link to an article or articles that explain the best settings
for JFW and Windows 7. Thanks for your time and help.

Blessings,

Brian

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Re: Optimal Settings for Windows 7 & JFW 12

ohio1803@...
 

I may be remembering wrong. But I think that when I first installed my JAWS 12 on my Windows 7 Home Premium machine, I heard during the installation JAWS say something about adjusting the display settings automatically for optimal use with JAWS. Is that right?

Since I have some bit of vision, a few times I thought about trying this or that display setting. But I was worried over changing settings that might compromise JAWS performance. Does anyone have knowledge of this? Other than I heard Ambrose warn us against the high contrast settings.

I am still learning Windows 7 to some extent. And it seemed from a bit of navigating around that there were some changes in navigating to the place where you do the changes.

Thanks.
Rik


Re: Forms Mode Sounds Folder

Mike & Barbara In Arcadia <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,

I found what I was looking for & if anyone else is interested below are the
file paths for both XP & Windows7.

For Windows XP:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Freedom
Scientific\JAWS\11.0\SETTINGS\enu\SOUNDS

Note: in either Windows XP,or Windows 7, there may be hidden folders, but
if the paths below are copied,
and pasted into the run dialogue, there is no need to show hidden files and
folders.
Here is the path for Windows 7:

C:\Users\All Users\Application Data\Freedom
Scientific\JAWS\11.0\SETTINGS\enu\SOUNDS

Of course, in either case, the version number of Jaws may need to be changed
in the file path to match the one in question.

Hope this helps someone other than me! LOL LOL
Take care.
Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike & Barbara In Arcadia
To: JFW List
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 6:09 AM
Subject: Forms Mode Sounds Folder


Hi All,

I am trying to find the Jaws Forms Mode sounds folder so I can copy it, &
ain't having any luck. Could someone please tell me where this folder is
buried?> All help will be greatly appreciated, & graciously accepted.
Thanks much, take care.
Mike
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Re: [Bulk] [Bulk] Experience with accessible webinterfaces onNAS's

Ben Humphreys <brh@...>
 

Anders,

Have you tried accessing your Synology device from a command-line?

http://forum.synology.com/wiki/index.php/Enabling_the_Command_Line_Interface

Such a text-based interface often works well for network gear where the web based interface is not accessible. I've employed this strategy before with Cisco switches which use a lot of Java in their web-clients and also NetApp devices where the Windows management interface was inaccesible.

Although a text-interface isn't as "pretty" or "easy" as a web-interface might be to a sighted user, it's often just the thing you need to put you back on a level playing field with them.

The Synology gets such high marks when compared with other low-cost SMB NAS devices like Drobo that I think it's worth investing the time in the command line interface.

Ben

At 08:30 PM 7/20/2011, you wrote:
in case it hasn't been answered yet, or maybe I can add to it:
a NAS is a device that holds standard computer hard drives (generally from two to several) and usually has a power supply, a disk input output circuit and connected to that, a network interface card.

they make good small network backup drives, and also serve for multi computer accessible items without a particular computer needing to be on.

to stress the difference, I have a couple external hard drives connected to my computer, but unless my computer is turned on, no one can access them.

where as a NAS is a member of a network, and generally is "always on" so any computer can access the condense stored on it, at any time.

they are also great for games, music, and video storage since they can be and many are multi drive units so quite large, and both you and someone else can access a file and play it from any computer on the network.

hope this gives you enough good info,
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Farfar on Laptop" <dgcarlson@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2011 7:31 AM
Subject: Re: [Bulk] RE: [Bulk] Experience with accessible webinterfaces onNAS's


Then it may be one aspect of "cloud" computing?

Dave Carlson
Written with grammatical care, punctuation, and capitalization because I
care about readers of my mail. From my Dell Latitude 630 in the general
vicinity of my Audio Recording and Mixing Studios, San Francisco Bay Area.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@...>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@...>
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2011 7:17
Subject: [Bulk] RE: [Bulk] Experience with accessible webinterfaces on NAS's


Out of curiosity, I looked up "NAS" on google. It means network attached
storage. Synology sells NAS systems.

That doesn't answer the query, but maybe it will enable someone else to give
advice.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@... [mailto:jfw-bounces@...]
On Behalf Of Farfar on Laptop
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2011 2:25 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: [Bulk] Experience with accessible webinterfaces on NAS's

What is a NAS?

Dave Carlson
Written with grammatical care, punctuation, and capitalization because I
care about readers of my mail. From my Dell Latitude 630 in the general
vicinity of my Audio Recording and Mixing Studios, San Francisco Bay Area.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Anders Boholdt-Petersen"
<english_correspondences@...>
To: <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2011 23:20
Subject: [Bulk] Experience with accessible webinterfaces on NAS's


Hi everyone,

I have a very frustrating problem with a NAS from the company called
Synology:
Unfortunately the webinterfaces where you for one thing could create new
users et cetera is not accessible for JAWS-users. Synology told me that it
is very hard for them to make a new webinterface, so they refer me to
contact my dealer and ask for refunding of my money.

Therefore I will ask on this list:
Have any person experience with a NAS where the webinterface is accessible
with JAWS?

Very thanks for the answer.

Regards,
Anders


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Re: Optimal Settings for Windows 7 & JFW 12

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If you use the high contrast settings jaws has fits

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@... [mailto:jfw-bounces@...]
On Behalf Of Brian Hansen
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 3:12 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Optimal Settings for Windows 7 & JFW 12

That's good to know. So the scheme that comes up by default when Windows 7
is installed works just fine?

Blessings,

Brian


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@... [mailto:jfw-bounces@...]
On Behalf Of Peter Holdstock
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 12:26 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Optimal Settings for Windows 7 & JFW 12

You don't need to change a thing.

Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Hansen
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 5:55 AM
To: JFW Users Group
Subject: Optimal Settings for Windows 7 & JFW 12

A friend of mine contacted me tonight wanting to know if there are certain
color and display settings that need to be set up when installing JFW on to
a Windows 7 system. Since I'm still using XP I'm familiar with the optimal
display settings for using JFW and XP, but I don't have a clue what needs to
be tweaked for Windows 7 if anything. I've gone through the JFW help
topics, but I haven't been able to find anything there. So I would greatly
appreciate it if someone could either email me the settings that need to be
changed, or a link to an article or articles that explain the best settings
for JFW and Windows 7. Thanks for your time and help.

Blessings,

Brian

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Forms Mode Sounds Folder

Mike & Barbara In Arcadia <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,

I am trying to find the Jaws Forms Mode sounds folder so I can copy it, &
ain't having any luck. Could someone please tell me where this folder is
buried?> All help will be greatly appreciated, & graciously accepted.
Thanks much, take care.
Mike
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