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moderated Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

Anders Boholdt-Petersen
 

Hi everyone

 

I look after a software there can record picture and sound from JAWS. This is because I should record some pictures and sounds about what there happen in a special web formula with JAWS activated.

 

Do you have heard about a software there can do that?

 

I have found a software called Camtasia from https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia, but I not have an idea about the accessibility for blind users in this software.

 

Thanks in advance for your answer, and have a nice day.

 

Regards,

Anders


moderated Re: creating and using "bookmarks" in Jaws

Dean Martineau
 

This depends on whether you want to use your browser's bookmark capability,
which has nothing to do with JAWS, or if you want to use JAWS to mark places
on web pages to return easily to those places. They're called place markers,
and the help system has good instruction. Briefly, Go where you want the
place marker to appear, and press ctrl+shift+K, then alt+a
To add a place marker. Complete the fields, if you have questions, I can go
into more detail. Once you're on a site where you have created a place
marker, press K to navigate to it.

If place markers isn't your question, which browser are you using?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Pearson
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: creating and using "bookmarks" in Jaws

Hello list:

How do you create and use "bookmarks to navigate websites using the Jaws
screenreading program?

Sincerely,



David S. Pearson


moderated creating and using "bookmarks" in Jaws

David Pearson
 

Hello list:

How do you create and use "bookmarks to navigate websites using the Jaws screenreading program?

Sincerely,



David S. Pearson


moderated Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Mario
 

control+windows+alt page up or page down makes the change in rate
permanent. without the windows key in the preceeding keystroke, the
change is temporary.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Sieghard Weitzel [mailto:@Sieghard]
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019, 11:25 AM
Subject: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Your problem was that you also pressed the Windows key along with Alt
and Control.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Got it now; and please don't ever ask me what my problem was...I mean
like total duh!

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Howdy Bob,

I don't know why it doesn't work for you, because it works for me on
both my Windows 7 & 10 computers with all installed versions of Jaws.
Maybe it's the sequence your pressingthe the, Control, Alt and Winkey,
with. Trying holding down the Control & Alt keys before pressing the
WinKey and see if that does any good.

Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is
that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
From: Onwardbob <mailto:onwardbob@...>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Hey Mike I gave that "Control, alt, windows key, + page up or down for
permanent changes"a try and couldn't get it to work. What up?

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Hi David,

It's not the Insert key you press. Hold the,Control & Alt keys down
together and press pageup or pagedown.
Control, alt, + page up or down for temporary changes.

Control, alt, windows key, + page up or down for permanent changes.


Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is
that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
From: David Pearson <mailto:dshawnpearson@...>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:00 AM
Subject: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Hi:

Is the insert + pg up/dwn key presses simultaneous or done in sequence?

Sincerely yours,



David S. Pearson
















.


moderated Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

Mike B
 


Here's a couple of notes that might help.
 
There are three ways to start skim reading in MS Office Word.  
 
1. Press CTRL+INSERT+DOWN ARROW.  
 
2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+INSERT+DOWN ARROW, tab to "Start Skim Reading", 
 
and hit enter.  
 
3. Press INSERT+F2, down arrow to "Skim Reading Tool", hit enter. Now, 
 
tab to "Start Skim Reading", and hit enter.  
 
You can stop Skim Reading by pressing CTRL key, or by pressing any arrow 
 
key.
 
***
 
The following will explain skim reading.
 
Skim Reading And Skim Reading With Summary
 
 How many times have you received a manual for a device or software in
electronic form only to find that important passages or phrases are marked
with bold or italic text? Even worse you have a huge document several
hundred pages long you know has important information in it but it has no
table of contents. A sighted person would simply flick the pages over or
scroll the document down the screen until a phrase or text colour or font
caught their eye. They'd then stop and read to see if it was what they were
after. For a Braille user this is harder to do but can be done with
practice. But how do you do it with speech only?
 
 In Jaws 6.0 a function called Skim Reading was introduced which allows you
to do exactly the kind of thing sighted people can do so easily. If you're
using Jaws version 6.0 I strongly suggest you update to 6.2 to get the full
functionality of this feature. Jaws 6.2 is a free update for you and can be
downloaded from
 
 
 Skim reading will work in any word processor. It will even work in Note
Pad or on a web page. To enter the Skim Reading dialog box press Control
+Shift +Jaws Key  +Down Arrow. The Jaws key is usually the Insert on the
number pad unless you have changed your keyboard layout. If you're using the
Laptop layout it's the Caps Lock.
 
 The skim reading feature is very powerful but simple enough to operate.
When you first open the skim reading window you are on a series of 4 radio
buttons. These switch between the various ways of reading. I will discuss
them briefly below. If you keep pressing the Tab key you will cycle through
5 other options that appear regardless of the Skim Reading method selected.
 
 Skim Reading Indication
 
When checked, this will cause Jaws to produce a sound while searching for
text. This tells you that Jaws is still searching and is especially useful
in large documents if the occurrences of the text are few.
 
 Start Skim Reading
 
Pressing space or enter on this button closes the Skim Reading dialog box.
Jaws will then start to read out any text matches it finds. Pressing the
control key will silence jaws and halt the Skim Reading process.
 
 Create Summary
 
This is probably the most useful way to Skim Read. This option will go
through the entire document and dump any results into a separate window.
Each result will be on it's own line and is a link. Pressing enter on any of
these links will drop you back onto the document at the exact spot that text
occurs.
 
 Close
 
Pressing Space or Enter on this option will close the Skim Reading dialog
without any further action.
 
 Help
 
This will bring up the Jaws Help with information on the Skim Reading
feature.
 
 As stated above there are 4 ways you can Skim Read in a document using
Jaws. The first 2 really don't need any explanation:  Read First Line Of
Every Paragraph and Read First Sentence of Every Paragraph.
 
 The next 2 do need some explanation:
 
 Text Rules Apply For Reading
 
This option allows you to search for every occurrence of a string of text in
the document. Use the up and down arrow keys to select this option from the
radio buttons then press tab. The Rules history combo box is extremely
useful. Jaws actually remembers any rules you have defined in the past. Use
the arrows to select a rule if you wish to use one of the ones you created
earlier. Pressing Tab again gets you to the edit box to type in the text you
want to search for. Press tab again and select either the line, sentence or
paragraph depending on how you want the results displayed. You can then tab
to the Skim Read or Create Summary buttons.
 
 There are more advanced ways of searching for text which I won't go into
here. If you want more information on these you can download the Skim
Reading tutorial from the Freedom Scientific web site.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

This is great information!  How do you invoke the skim feature while in Word?

 

Joseph?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cohn, Jonathan
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

 

Another possible way of doing this is using the JAWS skim reading utility. If you bring up the utility, and then go down to the fourth item, you can select colors and attributes to search for. There is then a quick nav key to go to the next item, and I believe one can also get a list of all matches.
 This is a great feature for when you get a PDF and are told to read the items marked in red. I don't think it works in excel,
but that would be cool if it did.


moderated Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

Jschliff@...
 

This is great information!  How do you invoke the skim feature while in Word?

 

Joseph?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cohn, Jonathan
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

 

Another possible way of doing this is using the JAWS skim reading utility. If you bring up the utility, and then go down to the fourth item, you can select colors and attributes to search for. There is then a quick nav key to go to the next item, and I believe one can also get a list of all matches.
 This is a great feature for when you get a PDF and are told to read the items marked in red. I don't think it works in excel,
but that would be cool if it did.


moderated Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

You need the application called “G Hub” from Logitech and then you need sighted help since it can’t be done with a screenreader.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

                How do I program the 6 function keys?  I might like to modify Jaws scripts to have different functions available for different programs.

 

I looked on the Logitech site but couldn’t find any information.

 

Tony

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Curtis Delzer
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

congratulations, Tony.

 that keyboard should give you many years of service.
Curtis Delzer 
HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA
 
curtis@...

On 7/23/2019 5:50 AM, Tony wrote:

I have my audio bluetooth transmitter on top of a wood cabinet and a keyboard receiver on about 35 feet of USB cable to work in another room of the house.  It makes a real difference to get away from the computer case and my metal desk.

 

I’ve been using the G613 for a couple of days and remember why I have been wanting a mechanical keyboard since I lost my last one in a house fire thirty years ago.  Except for the extra keys on the left, I am typing faster and really like it.

 

One of the two keyboards I ordered was damaged in shipment and Amazon has already replaced it.  With a credit I had from a previous Amazon order problem and by signing up for the Amazon Visa card, the two keyboards cost me $6 each.  I’ll probably have to wait another 25 years for Amazon to give me another deal like that.

 

Tony

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2019 2:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

The extension cable is to cut down on the interference from the PC tower. You may be surprised how much better it works if you use the cable and place the receiver a couple of feet away from all the electronics.

 

On 7/20/2019 11:15 AM, Tony wrote:

Thanks.  It has always been in the external packing with other wireless keyboards I have purchased.

 

One of the keyboards I purchased had shipping damaged to several of the keys.  Amazon has already shipped a replacement.

 

The extra keys on the left are going to take a bit of getting used to butI thinkI’m going to like the keyboard.  I have wbanted a mechanical keyboard since my last one in the late 80s. but haven’t known which to buy.

 

Thanks for telling me where to find the receiver.

 

Tony

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Curtis Delzer
Sent: Saturday, July 20, 2019 4:52 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

it is in the battery compartment, not the packaging outside the keyboard. We've bought two of them and they were in both.

hmm to think they'd leave it out of any keyboard is unlikely.

 
Curtis Delzer 
HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA
 
curtis@...

On 7/19/2019 7:52 PM, Tony wrote:

I had my wife help open the the second keyboard package, there wa no receiver in it either.  She was able to plug a mail USB into the female end of the cable.  Guess I wasn’t holding it straight enough.

 

Tony

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2019 9:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

Did you press and hold the Lightspeed button for maybe 4 or 5 seconds, I don’t think the keyboard is factory paired with the USB receiver.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2019 2:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

I bought 2 of these on Prime day.  I have only opened one so far.

 

I have it turned on, the receiver plugged in, and the light speed light turns on when I press a key.

 

Nothing is going to the computer.

 

I looked on the Logitech site for documentation and, after a dowzen links, was told there was no information.

 

Any suggestions appreciated.

 

Tony

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2019 7:50 AM
To: viphone@...
Subject: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

Hi,

 

I thought it would be OK to post a brief review here on the Logitech G613 wireless mechanical gaming keyboard since just as myself I assume others also are always looking for the “perfect” keyboard.

This Logitech G613 “Lightspeed” wireless mechanical gaming keyboard can connect to iOS via Bluetooth and to a PC using the supplied USB receiver which then let’s you take advantage of the “Lightspeed” 1 millisecond delay which is pretty impressive (if you connect to a PC with Bluetooth this does not apply and while it’s probably still just as good as any other Bluetooth keyboard, it sort of makes sense to make the most of this keyboard’s features).

I still use my trusty Logitech K780 at home where I have it connected to my laptop via Bluetooth as well as to my iPhone and Apple TV, but I bought the G613 for my main PC at work and I must say so far it’s getting pretty close to that perfect score.

Unlike most wired mechanical gaming keyboards this does not have all the fancy RGB lighting options which of course is fine for me. The one thing I am not super fond of are the 6 F1 through fF6 function keys in a vertical column down the left side of the keyboard with maybe half an inch of space between them and the left most keys like Control, Shift, Caps Lock, Tab, ` and Escape. But I also bought a wired Logitech mechanical keyboard and it also has them, most mechanical keyboards are designed for gamers rather than people who want a mechanical keyboard for typing. It takes a bit of getting used to not accidently pressing them. gamers can configure these keys as macro keys to perform whatever actions gamers want.

Apart from that the keyboard has a very traditional layout with nice spaces between the blocks of function keys, the inverted cursor T, the 6-pack with Insert/Delete, Page Up/Down and Home/End, of course the number pad and above that it has 4 more slightly lower media keys for Play/Pause, Stop, Rewind and Forward.

At the very top is a slider switch which locks the Windows key which apparently gamers like so they don’t accidently press it and Cortana/the search box pops up, then there are two buttons which switch between the USB Lightspeed connection and the Bluetooth connection and once the Bluetooth connection to the iPhone has been established all it takes is to press the Bluetooth button in order to switch to the phone and the USB button to switch back.

On the very top right is a large key which is a volume rocker, press the left side for down and the right side for up and beside that is a Mute button. Finally on the right side towards the back is a on/off slider switch.

The keyboard runs on 2 AA batteries and is supposed to give you 18 month of battery life.

There is a proper application key on the right side of the spacebar which works, but there is no Windows key on the right side which is something you don’t hardly see any more.

 

Logitech uses their own Romer-G switches and not Cherry MXswitches. The Romer-G are most like Cherry Brown, a nice distance of travel, but not hard to press and relatively quiet for mechanical keys.

They do take a bit of getting used to, but I quite like them. For those who want to read more about them, below is a link to a review from Tom’s Hardware:

 

Logitech’s Romer-G Switches – Are they any good?

 

The other nice thing about this keyboard is it’s relatively reasonable price, I paid $129.99 Canadian for it, believe I read that on a good deal you can pick it up in the US for as low as $70 US.

Wireless mechanical keyboards are not out there too much yet, I did find a couple more made by the company “Das Keyboard” but they are more expensive although I may order them from Amazon to test and if I don’t like them at least as much or better send them back. My other 2 computers at my store where I have a Logitech MK510 keyboard and mouse combo both start to show their wear on the keyboards and I want to see if using mechanical keyboards won’t change the fact that many of the keyboards which are mostly out there these days are typically done after 2 or at most 3 years of heavy use.

As with all mechanical keyboards keep in mind that the Logitech G613 is heavy compared to other non-mechanical wireless keyboards.

And one last thing which is nice, this keyboard has function keys which work as function keys out of the box and as much as I also like my K780, it’s a bit of a pain to have to install the not very accessible Logitech Options software just so you can change the function keys to behave like function keys instead of media keys.

 

 

Happy typing,

Sieghard

 


moderated Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

Cohn, Jonathan
 

Another possible way of doing this is using the JAWS skim reading utility. If you bring up the utility, and then go down to the fourth item, you can select colors and attributes to search for. There is then a quick nav key to go to the next item, and I believe one can also get a list of all matches.
 This is a great feature for when you get a PDF and are told to read the items marked in red. I don't think it works in excel,
but that would be cool if it did.


moderated Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Mike B
 

He wanted to do that.  Control, alt, windows key, + page up or down for permanent voice rate changes.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:25 AM
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Your problem was that you also pressed the Windows key along with Alt and Control.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Got it now; and please don't ever ask me what my problem was...I mean like total duh!

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Howdy Bob,
 
I don't know why it doesn't work for you, because it works for me on both my Windows 7 & 10 computers with all installed versions of Jaws.  Maybe it's the sequence  your pressingthe the, Control, Alt and Winkey, with.  Trying holding down the Control & Alt keys before pressing the WinKey and see if that does any good.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
From: Onwardbob <mailto:onwardbob@...>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Hey Mike I gave that "Control, alt, windows key, + page up or down for permanent changes"a try and couldn't get it to work. What  up?

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Hi David,
 
It's not the Insert key you press.  Hold the,Control & Alt keys down together and press pageup or pagedown.
Control, alt, + page up or down for temporary changes.
 
Control, alt, windows key, + page up or down for permanent changes.
 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
From: David Pearson <mailto:dshawnpearson@...>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:00 AM
Subject: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Hi:

Is the insert + pg up/dwn key presses simultaneous or done in sequence?

Sincerely yours,



David S. Pearson
















moderated Latest chrome update and salesforce with JAWS #jaws

steven.fontaine@...
 

Has anyone else noticed issues with the latest chrome update when using JAWS and Salesforce. not I am not hearing JAWS announce when tabbing through Salesforce in an iFrame?  I am also not hearing JAWS announcing  theh selections as I arrow down through the options.


moderated Re: Podcast host site accessibility

Aleeha Dudley
 

PineCast is extremely accessible, and the developer is dedicated to making it more so. Head to pine cast.com for more info.
Aleeha 

On Aug 15, 2019, at 4:00 AM, Nickus de Vos <nickus.zr6jn@...> wrote:

Hi all
I'm looking for a podcast host for a podcast which I'll administer.
Does anyone have experience with podcast hosting platforms in general and can recommend a good one? Also any in particular which I should stay away from due to poor web pages in terms of accessibility?

Nickus


moderated Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

 

Your problem was that you also pressed the Windows key along with Alt and Control.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Got it now; and please don't ever ask me what my problem was...I mean like total duh!

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Howdy Bob,

I don't know why it doesn't work for you, because it works for me on both my Windows 7 & 10 computers with all installed versions of Jaws. Maybe it's the sequence your pressingthe the, Control, Alt and Winkey, with. Trying holding down the Control & Alt keys before pressing the WinKey and see if that does any good.

Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
From: Onwardbob <mailto:onwardbob@...>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Hey Mike I gave that "Control, alt, windows key, + page up or down for permanent changes"a try and couldn't get it to work. What up?

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Hi David,

It's not the Insert key you press. Hold the,Control & Alt keys down together and press pageup or pagedown.
Control, alt, + page up or down for temporary changes.

Control, alt, windows key, + page up or down for permanent changes.


Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
From: David Pearson <mailto:dshawnpearson@...>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:00 AM
Subject: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Hi:

Is the insert + pg up/dwn key presses simultaneous or done in sequence?

Sincerely yours,



David S. Pearson


moderated Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

 

And if you do a say all and Jaws is talking you can simply press Page Up or Page Down to slow Jaws down or speed it up.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

 

Hi David,

 

It's not the Insert key you press.  Hold the,Control & Alt keys down together and press pageup or pagedown.

Control, alt, + page up or down for temporary changes.

 

Control, alt, windows key, + page up or down for permanent changes.
 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:00 AM

Subject: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

 

Hi:

Is the insert + pg up/dwn key presses simultaneous or done in sequence?

Sincerely yours,



David S. Pearson


moderated Re: I Cannot Do a JAWS 2019 Repair

Rick Miller
 

Yes, Dean, I did what you said, then did a JAWS repair, and it did ask me to merge a few things from JAWS 2018.  I did, and it turned out to be no problem.  Now JAWS is running as fine as ever.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I Cannot Do a JAWS 2019 Repair

 

All you have to do is to download the JAWS executable and run it, and it will repair the product.  In my case, thanks to some guidance from FS tech support, I also copied my settings folder, found when you hit Explore my Settings from utilities, elsewhere and deleted its contents.  That was the only way I solved my problem.  Also, a couple of us have experienced, if you have any older versions of JAWS on the system, that the program insists on coming up asking you to merge the settings from the earlier version, and it will not accept no for an answer.  I had to remove JAWS 2018 which I never used any longer anyway.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Miller
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I Cannot Do a JAWS 2019 Repair

 

I tried saving it to my desktop, but then when I entered the Run dialog and typed “ /type repair,” after the .exe, I got a dialog that said a matching code for this product is not available.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I Cannot Do a JAWS 2019 Repair

 

Just save it to your desktop or downloads folder, shouldn’t be a problem and there is no reason to save stuff to your root drive.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Miller
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:46 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: I Cannot Do a JAWS 2019 Repair

 

Dear Listers:

 

When I tried to install the latest JAWS 2019 update tonight, it would not download, and I got a suggestion to do a JAWS repair.  I am using the JAWS Home edition and am using Windows 10.  With the update of JAWS 2019 I have, the version that I have is J2019.1907.31.  When I went to the Freedom Scientific download page and tried to locate the .exe for J2019.1907.31 there was none.  All that showed was J2019.1907.42.exe.  When I tried to save it to the C drive I got a dialog saying that my administrator would not allow me to save it on the C drive.  Even after I renamed the file as j2019.1907.31.exe, the same dialog  kept popping up.  I have to do a JAWS repair before I will be able to download the latest update.  Can one of you help me and tell me how to go about it.  Thanks.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 


moderated Re: Gmail and Google Chrome

Elise Berkley
 

Thank you for asking this question, and thanks to all for your suggestions on this topic.
Elise Berkley


moderated Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

Dean Martineau
 

I love learning things I didn’t know before. I tested all this, figured out how to highlight text in Word from the keyboard, and JAWS found it. NVDA indeed does not.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Akshaya Choudhary
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

 

Dean, I think you are right. screen readers in general don't see the highlighted text. It has something to do with word itself. However, I have found a work around. Following steps can be used to easily navigate the highlighted text in a document: 
1. Press Ctrl+H to open the Word's Find and Replace dialogue box. 
2. Press Alt+M to extend the dialogue box. Nothing will happened if the box is already extended. 
3. Press Alt+O to extend the format tab in the Find and Replace dialogue box. 
4. Press H to toggle on highlights in the format tab. 
5. Now, word is set to find the highlighted text in the document. Press Alt+F to find the next instance of the highlighted text, or manually tab to the Find Next button and hit enter. 
6. Press ESC to exit the Find and Replace dialogue box. Page UP and Down commands can now be used for going backward and forward with the highlighted text in the document. 

I have also recorded a macro for the above process. I will be happy to share it if anyone is interested. 

** If you wish to restore the Page UP and Down functionality, simply Press Ctrl+G to open the Go To dialogue box, Press Shift+Tab to enter the Go To What list, and hit enter on the first entry, which is Page. 

Regards 


moderated Podcast host site accessibility

Nickus de Vos
 

Hi all
I'm looking for a podcast host for a podcast which I'll administer.
Does anyone have experience with podcast hosting platforms in general and can recommend a good one? Also any in particular which I should stay away from due to poor web pages in terms of accessibility?

Nickus


moderated Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

Tony
 

                How do I program the 6 function keys?  I might like to modify Jaws scripts to have different functions available for different programs.

 

I looked on the Logitech site but couldn’t find any information.

 

Tony

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Curtis Delzer
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

congratulations, Tony.

 that keyboard should give you many years of service.
Curtis Delzer 
HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA
 
curtis@...

On 7/23/2019 5:50 AM, Tony wrote:

I have my audio bluetooth transmitter on top of a wood cabinet and a keyboard receiver on about 35 feet of USB cable to work in another room of the house.  It makes a real difference to get away from the computer case and my metal desk.

 

I’ve been using the G613 for a couple of days and remember why I have been wanting a mechanical keyboard since I lost my last one in a house fire thirty years ago.  Except for the extra keys on the left, I am typing faster and really like it.

 

One of the two keyboards I ordered was damaged in shipment and Amazon has already replaced it.  With a credit I had from a previous Amazon order problem and by signing up for the Amazon Visa card, the two keyboards cost me $6 each.  I’ll probably have to wait another 25 years for Amazon to give me another deal like that.

 

Tony

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2019 2:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

The extension cable is to cut down on the interference from the PC tower. You may be surprised how much better it works if you use the cable and place the receiver a couple of feet away from all the electronics.

 

On 7/20/2019 11:15 AM, Tony wrote:

Thanks.  It has always been in the external packing with other wireless keyboards I have purchased.

 

One of the keyboards I purchased had shipping damaged to several of the keys.  Amazon has already shipped a replacement.

 

The extra keys on the left are going to take a bit of getting used to butI thinkI’m going to like the keyboard.  I have wbanted a mechanical keyboard since my last one in the late 80s. but haven’t known which to buy.

 

Thanks for telling me where to find the receiver.

 

Tony

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Curtis Delzer
Sent: Saturday, July 20, 2019 4:52 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

it is in the battery compartment, not the packaging outside the keyboard. We've bought two of them and they were in both.

hmm to think they'd leave it out of any keyboard is unlikely.

 
Curtis Delzer 
HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA
 
curtis@...

On 7/19/2019 7:52 PM, Tony wrote:

I had my wife help open the the second keyboard package, there wa no receiver in it either.  She was able to plug a mail USB into the female end of the cable.  Guess I wasn’t holding it straight enough.

 

Tony

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2019 9:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

Did you press and hold the Lightspeed button for maybe 4 or 5 seconds, I don’t think the keyboard is factory paired with the USB receiver.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2019 2:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

I bought 2 of these on Prime day.  I have only opened one so far.

 

I have it turned on, the receiver plugged in, and the light speed light turns on when I press a key.

 

Nothing is going to the computer.

 

I looked on the Logitech site for documentation and, after a dowzen links, was told there was no information.

 

Any suggestions appreciated.

 

Tony

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2019 7:50 AM
To: viphone@...
Subject: Logitech G613 Lightspeed wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

Hi,

 

I thought it would be OK to post a brief review here on the Logitech G613 wireless mechanical gaming keyboard since just as myself I assume others also are always looking for the “perfect” keyboard.

This Logitech G613 “Lightspeed” wireless mechanical gaming keyboard can connect to iOS via Bluetooth and to a PC using the supplied USB receiver which then let’s you take advantage of the “Lightspeed” 1 millisecond delay which is pretty impressive (if you connect to a PC with Bluetooth this does not apply and while it’s probably still just as good as any other Bluetooth keyboard, it sort of makes sense to make the most of this keyboard’s features).

I still use my trusty Logitech K780 at home where I have it connected to my laptop via Bluetooth as well as to my iPhone and Apple TV, but I bought the G613 for my main PC at work and I must say so far it’s getting pretty close to that perfect score.

Unlike most wired mechanical gaming keyboards this does not have all the fancy RGB lighting options which of course is fine for me. The one thing I am not super fond of are the 6 F1 through fF6 function keys in a vertical column down the left side of the keyboard with maybe half an inch of space between them and the left most keys like Control, Shift, Caps Lock, Tab, ` and Escape. But I also bought a wired Logitech mechanical keyboard and it also has them, most mechanical keyboards are designed for gamers rather than people who want a mechanical keyboard for typing. It takes a bit of getting used to not accidently pressing them. gamers can configure these keys as macro keys to perform whatever actions gamers want.

Apart from that the keyboard has a very traditional layout with nice spaces between the blocks of function keys, the inverted cursor T, the 6-pack with Insert/Delete, Page Up/Down and Home/End, of course the number pad and above that it has 4 more slightly lower media keys for Play/Pause, Stop, Rewind and Forward.

At the very top is a slider switch which locks the Windows key which apparently gamers like so they don’t accidently press it and Cortana/the search box pops up, then there are two buttons which switch between the USB Lightspeed connection and the Bluetooth connection and once the Bluetooth connection to the iPhone has been established all it takes is to press the Bluetooth button in order to switch to the phone and the USB button to switch back.

On the very top right is a large key which is a volume rocker, press the left side for down and the right side for up and beside that is a Mute button. Finally on the right side towards the back is a on/off slider switch.

The keyboard runs on 2 AA batteries and is supposed to give you 18 month of battery life.

There is a proper application key on the right side of the spacebar which works, but there is no Windows key on the right side which is something you don’t hardly see any more.

 

Logitech uses their own Romer-G switches and not Cherry MXswitches. The Romer-G are most like Cherry Brown, a nice distance of travel, but not hard to press and relatively quiet for mechanical keys.

They do take a bit of getting used to, but I quite like them. For those who want to read more about them, below is a link to a review from Tom’s Hardware:

 

Logitech’s Romer-G Switches – Are they any good?

 

The other nice thing about this keyboard is it’s relatively reasonable price, I paid $129.99 Canadian for it, believe I read that on a good deal you can pick it up in the US for as low as $70 US.

Wireless mechanical keyboards are not out there too much yet, I did find a couple more made by the company “Das Keyboard” but they are more expensive although I may order them from Amazon to test and if I don’t like them at least as much or better send them back. My other 2 computers at my store where I have a Logitech MK510 keyboard and mouse combo both start to show their wear on the keyboards and I want to see if using mechanical keyboards won’t change the fact that many of the keyboards which are mostly out there these days are typically done after 2 or at most 3 years of heavy use.

As with all mechanical keyboards keep in mind that the Logitech G613 is heavy compared to other non-mechanical wireless keyboards.

And one last thing which is nice, this keyboard has function keys which work as function keys out of the box and as much as I also like my K780, it’s a bit of a pain to have to install the not very accessible Logitech Options software just so you can change the function keys to behave like function keys instead of media keys.

 

 

Happy typing,

Sieghard

 


moderated Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

Akshaya Choudhary
 

Dean, I think you are right. screen readers in general don't see the highlighted text. It has something to do with word itself. However, I have found a work around. Following steps can be used to easily navigate the highlighted text in a document: 
1. Press Ctrl+H to open the Word's Find and Replace dialogue box. 
2. Press Alt+M to extend the dialogue box. Nothing will happened if the box is already extended. 
3. Press Alt+O to extend the format tab in the Find and Replace dialogue box. 
4. Press H to toggle on highlights in the format tab. 
5. Now, word is set to find the highlighted text in the document. Press Alt+F to find the next instance of the highlighted text, or manually tab to the Find Next button and hit enter. 
6. Press ESC to exit the Find and Replace dialogue box. Page UP and Down commands can now be used for going backward and forward with the highlighted text in the document. 

I have also recorded a macro for the above process. I will be happy to share it if anyone is interested. 

** If you wish to restore the Page UP and Down functionality, simply Press Ctrl+G to open the Go To dialogue box, Press Shift+Tab to enter the Go To What list, and hit enter on the first entry, which is Page. 

Regards 


moderated Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

Akshaya Choudhary
 

Jason, NVDA reads out other attributes of the text, but no information regarding the highlight. I read around the internet and found out that word doesn't identify highlights as format settings. NVDA also can't recognise highlighted text.