Learning specifics with Jaws


Laura Richardson
 

Hello,

 

Could somebody please recommend the best way/resource to learn how to do specific things using Jaws?  For example, changing email passwords, learning how to use MP3 player to take archived webinars, becoming more proficient with using Microsoft Word, uploading or downloading, i.e. resume, and other various specific things so I can be more independent and help myself to be more competitive in the work force in the process of searching for a job?  Does the department of vocational services help with these things or does it depend on what state you’re in?

 

I’ve spent many, many hours Googling and trying to find ways to learn how to do things on my own with Jaws ...... I’m becoming very discouraged and frustrated with trying to achieve these goals.  I would greatly appreciate any input or suggestions that any of y’all can provide.

 

Thank you,

Laura

 

Ps – I use Jaws 15, Windows 7, Microsoft Word 2010, Outlook 2010, and Internet Explorer

 

 


Jeanette McAllister PhD
 

Hi Laura:

The Freedom Scientific website has a ton of training material. The address is: https://www.freedomscientific.com/Services/TrainingAndCertification

 

I’m not sure where you live, but here in Virginia DBVI offers access to specialized tutoring. Naturally it’s contingent if you want to go to work, get an education, retain employment, etc.

 

I will help anyway I can, feel free to contact me off list at jeanette@... or via phone at 757-304-5323.

 

Jeanette McAllister PhD

Assistive Technology Tutor/Support

Professional Placement Specialist

 

   

PO Box 1277

Franklin, VA 23851

Office:  757-304-5323

Mobile: 757-346-0708

www.mcallisterenterprisesusa.com

www.linkedin.com/in/mcallisterenterprisesusa

 

Member-National Employment Committee – NFB

http://employment.nfb.org/

                                                                    

Member-  Virginia State Rehabilitation Council

                 Dept for the Blind and Vision Impaired         

 

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

         --Robert Louis Stevenson

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Laura Richardson
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 7:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Learning specifics with Jaws

 

Hello,

 

Could somebody please recommend the best way/resource to learn how to do specific things using Jaws?  For example, changing email passwords, learning how to use MP3 player to take archived webinars, becoming more proficient with using Microsoft Word, uploading or downloading, i.e. resume, and other various specific things so I can be more independent and help myself to be more competitive in the work force in the process of searching for a job?  Does the department of vocational services help with these things or does it depend on what state you’re in?

 

I’ve spent many, many hours Googling and trying to find ways to learn how to do things on my own with Jaws ...... I’m becoming very discouraged and frustrated with trying to achieve these goals.  I would greatly appreciate any input or suggestions that any of y’all can provide.

 

Thank you,

Laura

 

Ps – I use Jaws 15, Windows 7, Microsoft Word 2010, Outlook 2010, and Internet Explorer

 

 


Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

Here, in North Carolina, they have a wonderful training center with
really good instructors. It might be a very good idea to contact your
state agency for the blind, especially, if you have a goal of obtaining a
job.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Laura
Richardson
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 7:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Learning specifics with Jaws

Hello,



Could somebody please recommend the best way/resource to learn how to do
specific things using Jaws? For example, changing email passwords,
learning how to use MP3 player to take archived webinars, becoming more
proficient with using Microsoft Word, uploading or downloading, i.e.
resume, and other various specific things so I can be more independent
and help myself to be more competitive in the work force in the process
of searching for a job? Does the department of vocational services help
with these things or does it depend on what state you're in?



I've spent many, many hours Googling and trying to find ways to learn how
to do things on my own with Jaws ...... I'm becoming very discouraged and
frustrated with trying to achieve these goals. I would greatly
appreciate any input or suggestions that any of y'all can provide.



Thank you,

Laura



Ps - I use Jaws 15, Windows 7, Microsoft Word 2010, Outlook 2010, and
Internet Explorer


Donna <mermaid7@...>
 

Hi Carolyn

Where in North Carolina do you live, if you don't mind my asking? I live in Wilmington & have been told by DBS and my local vocational center there is no services available to help me to learn braille or JAWS. DBS has absolutely NO problem finding financial resources for a friend here to take part in clinical eye surgery trials out of state! To get help thru DBS a person has to be in college or employed...How does someone like me get to that point if services aren't available to help me learn what I need to get a job or go to college.

Donna


Here, in North Carolina, they have a wonderful training center with
really good instructors. It might be a very good idea to contact your
state agency for the blind, especially, if you have a goal of obtaining a
job.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Laura
Richardson
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 7:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Learning specifics with Jaws

Hello,



Could somebody please recommend the best way/resource to learn how to do
specific things using Jaws? For example, changing email passwords,
learning how to use MP3 player to take archived webinars, becoming more
proficient with using Microsoft Word, uploading or downloading, i.e.
resume, and other various specific things so I can be more independent
and help myself to be more competitive in the work force in the process
of searching for a job? Does the department of vocational services help
with these things or does it depend on what state you're in?



I've spent many, many hours Googling and trying to find ways to learn how
to do things on my own with Jaws ...... I'm becoming very discouraged and
frustrated with trying to achieve these goals. I would greatly
appreciate any input or suggestions that any of y'all can provide.



Thank you,

Laura



Ps - I use Jaws 15, Windows 7, Microsoft Word 2010, Outlook 2010, and
Internet Explorer










Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

FS has a series of tutorials on its site, over and above those that come preloaded on the disk.  That’s how I learned to use the Office ribbon, for example, discovering it was not merely as bad as I had imagined.

 

Ted

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Laura Richardson
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 7:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Learning specifics with Jaws

 

Hello,

 

Could somebody please recommend the best way/resource to learn how to do specific things using Jaws?  For example, changing email passwords, learning how to use MP3 player to take archived webinars, becoming more proficient with using Microsoft Word, uploading or downloading, i.e. resume, and other various specific things so I can be more independent and help myself to be more competitive in the work force in the process of searching for a job?  Does the department of vocational services help with these things or does it depend on what state you’re in?

 

I’ve spent many, many hours Googling and trying to find ways to learn how to do things on my own with Jaws ...... I’m becoming very discouraged and frustrated with trying to achieve these goals.  I would greatly appreciate any input or suggestions that any of y’all can provide.

 

Thank you,

Laura

 

Ps – I use Jaws 15, Windows 7, Microsoft Word 2010, Outlook 2010, and Internet Explorer

 

 


Laura Richardson
 

Thank you …… I’ll check into this.

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 7:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Learning specifics with Jaws

 

FS has a series of tutorials on its site, over and above those that come preloaded on the disk.  That’s how I learned to use the Office ribbon, for example, discovering it was not merely as bad as I had imagined.

 

Ted

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Laura Richardson
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 7:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Learning specifics with Jaws

 

Hello,

 

Could somebody please recommend the best way/resource to learn how to do specific things using Jaws?  For example, changing email passwords, learning how to use MP3 player to take archived webinars, becoming more proficient with using Microsoft Word, uploading or downloading, i.e. resume, and other various specific things so I can be more independent and help myself to be more competitive in the work force in the process of searching for a job?  Does the department of vocational services help with these things or does it depend on what state you’re in?

 

I’ve spent many, many hours Googling and trying to find ways to learn how to do things on my own with Jaws ...... I’m becoming very discouraged and frustrated with trying to achieve these goals.  I would greatly appreciate any input or suggestions that any of y’all can provide.

 

Thank you,

Laura

 

Ps – I use Jaws 15, Windows 7, Microsoft Word 2010, Outlook 2010, and Internet Explorer

 

 


Ann Byrne
 

There are some rather awesome webinars on the FS site. Go to JAWS, help, web resorces, webinars, and check them out! I have used the one on the navigation pane in Word 2013, Skype, FaceBook, and Google docs. Very helpful.

Good luck.

Ann
eAt 09:21 AM 5/20/2016, you wrote:

Thank you …… I’ll check into this.

Laura


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 7:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Learning specifics with Jaws

FS has a series of tutorials on its site, over and above those that come preloaded on the disk. That’s how I learned to use the Office ribbon, for example, discovering it was not merely as bad as I had imagined.

Ted

From: <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Laura Richardson
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 7:32 AM
To: <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Learning specifics with Jaws

Hello,

Could somebody please recommend the best way/resource to learn how to do specific things using Jaws? For example, changing email passwords, learning how to use MP3 player to take archived webinars, becoming more proficient with using Microsoft Word, uploading or downloading, i.e. resume, and other various specific things so I can be more independent and help myself to be more competitive in the work force in the process of searching for a job? Does the department of vocational services help with these things or does it depend on what state you’re in?

I’ve spent many, many hours Googling and trying to find ways to learn how to do things on my own with Jaws ...... I’m becoming very discouraged and frustrated with trying to achieve these goals. I would greatly appreciate any input or suggestions that any of y’all can provide.

Thank you,
Laura

Ps – I use Jaws 15, Windows 7, Microsoft Word 2010, Outlook 2010, and Internet Explorer



Laura Richardson
 

Thank you.

Laura

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 10:52 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Learning specifics with Jaws

There are some rather awesome webinars on the FS site. Go to JAWS, help,
web resorces, webinars, and check them out! I have used the one on the
navigation pane in Word 2013, Skype, FaceBook, and Google docs. Very
helpful.

Good luck.

Ann
eAt 09:21 AM 5/20/2016, you wrote:
Thank you .. I'll check into this.

Laura


From: main@jfw.groups.io
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 7:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Learning specifics with Jaws

FS has a series of tutorials on its site, over and above those that
come preloaded on the disk. That's how I learned to use the Office
ribbon, for example, discovering it was not merely as bad as I had
imagined.

Ted

From:
<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>main@jfw.groups.io
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Laura Richardson
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 7:32 AM
To: <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Learning specifics with Jaws

Hello,

Could somebody please recommend the best way/resource to learn how to
do specific things using Jaws? For example, changing email passwords,
learning how to use MP3 player to take archived webinars, becoming more
proficient with using Microsoft Word, uploading or downloading, i.e.
resume, and other various specific things so I can be more independent
and help myself to be more competitive in the work force in the process
of searching for a job? Does the department of vocational services
help with these things or does it depend on what state you're in?

I've spent many, many hours Googling and trying to find ways to learn
how to do things on my own with Jaws ...... I'm becoming very
discouraged and frustrated with trying to achieve these goals. I would
greatly appreciate any input or suggestions that any of y'all can
provide.

Thank you,
Laura

Ps - I use Jaws 15, Windows 7, Microsoft Word 2010, Outlook 2010, and
Internet Explorer