Jaws 2019 has been released


 

The Jaws 2019 public beta cycle has ended and Jaws 2019 is now available for everybody, note you will need an SMA with at least 1 upgrade remaining to authorize Jaws 2019 for unrestricted use.

 

Here are a couple of the more noteworthy changes:

 

New Consolidated Setup Package

Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer have to choose the correct setup executable based on your system as well as which language you need.

When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other than the default for your operating system, select the Options button on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you are updating an existing installation, the Options button is not available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

 

I would add that because of this change the new Jaws 2019 installer file is a mere 23.5 Mb instead of the previous installers which were around 180 Mb.

You can still download an offline installer and here you do have to pick the correct one, 32 Bit or 64 Bit, and that installer contains all OCR components and so on and it is well over 500 Mb.

 

The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10 Spring 2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes the volume

of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the volume of the music will be slightly lowered so you can comfortably hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops talking.

By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and select the "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio Ducking can be turned on through Settings center.

 

Finally this feature works as it does on the iPhone and it’s fantastic that now when you open a website where some annoying and often loud video begins to play you can still hear Jaws as you try to find the buttons to stop it.

 

Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization

JAWS 2019 introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS would not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount of time before JAWS started speaking could be significant. While it is not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization process will now be completed simultaneously

to startup. As JAWS searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period" authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to what is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the authorization check has finished, JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

 

There are many more features all of which you can read about by activating the following link and then just use heading quick keys to find the What’s New section and read about each new feature.

What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading Software

 

Click Jaws 2019.1810.64 to download the universal installer, the following information is given on that page:

Note: This installer requires an internet connection. If you need to install JAWS on a system that does not have an internet connection, follow the link below to the offline installer for secure environments.

 

If you want one of the offline installers, go to the Offline Installers for Secure Environments page to find the one for your system, use heading quick nav keys since there are also instructions to create an offline installer package using the new installer package.

 

Best regards,

Siegharrd

 


Soronel Haetir
 

So is it just me or is this year's offering particularly meager?
(Remember, with the unified setup package it has to download the rest
during install rather than when downloading the setup file). The only
item I find at all useful is the faster startup time.

On 10/30/18, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@live.ca> wrote:
The Jaws 2019 public beta cycle has ended and Jaws 2019 is now available for
everybody, note you will need an SMA with at least 1 upgrade remaining to
authorize Jaws 2019 for unrestricted use.

Here are a couple of the more noteworthy changes:

New Consolidated Setup Package
Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install JAWS
for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer have to
choose the correct setup executable based on your system as well as which
language you need.
When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether you
are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you are doing
a new install and you want to use a different language other than the
default for your operating system, select the Options button on the first
installation screen and then choose a language. If you are updating an
existing installation, the Options button is not available as JAWS detects
the language already installed and updates using the same language.

I would add that because of this change the new Jaws 2019 installer file is
a mere 23.5 Mb instead of the previous installers which were around 180 Mb.
You can still download an offline installer and here you do have to pick the
correct one, 32 Bit or 64 Bit, and that installer contains all OCR
components and so on and it is well over 500 Mb.

The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10 Spring
2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes the
volume
of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For example, if you
are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the volume of the music will
be slightly lowered so you can comfortably hear JAWS and then raised back to
its current level when JAWS stops talking.
By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable Audio
Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and select the
"Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" checkbox located
on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio Ducking can be turned on
through Settings center.

Finally this feature works as it does on the iPhone and it's fantastic that
now when you open a website where some annoying and often loud video begins
to play you can still hear Jaws as you try to find the buttons to stop it.

Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization
JAWS 2019 introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when
JAWS first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS
would not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since
Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount of
time before JAWS started speaking could be significant. While it is not
possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization process will
now be completed simultaneously
to startup. As JAWS searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace
period" authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to
what is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and braille
while authorization discovery takes place. Once the authorization check has
finished, JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

There are many more features all of which you can read about by activating
the following link and then just use heading quick keys to find the What's
New section and read about each new feature.
What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading
Software<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew>

Click Jaws
2019.1810.64<http://jaws2019.vfo.digital/2019.1810.64.400/0E3EB9D1-CBAD-47FA-8854-10A0CA074F4B/J2019.1810.64-any.exe>
to download the universal installer, the following information is given on
that page:
Note: This installer requires an internet connection. If you need to install
JAWS on a system that does not have an internet connection, follow the link
below to the offline installer for secure environments.

If you want one of the offline installers, go to the Offline Installers for
Secure Environments
page<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/OfflineInstallers#jaws> to
find the one for your system, use heading quick nav keys since there are
also instructions to create an offline installer package using the new
installer package.

Best regards,
Siegharrd




--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


Mario
 

sounds like the installer is a web based installer. hope they continue
to provide the offline installer because there are situations where such
an installer would be appropriate and a "live" installer would just not do.

------ Original Message --------
From: Soronel Haetir [mailto:soronel.haetir@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 11:31 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws 2019 has been released

So is it just me or is this year's offering particularly meager?
(Remember, with the unified setup package it has to download the rest
during install rather than when downloading the setup file). The only
item I find at all useful is the faster startup time.

On 10/30/18, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@live.ca> wrote:
The Jaws 2019 public beta cycle has ended and Jaws 2019 is now available for
everybody, note you will need an SMA with at least 1 upgrade remaining to
authorize Jaws 2019 for unrestricted use.

Here are a couple of the more noteworthy changes:

New Consolidated Setup Package
Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install JAWS
for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer have to
choose the correct setup executable based on your system as well as which
language you need.
When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether you
are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you are doing
a new install and you want to use a different language other than the
default for your operating system, select the Options button on the first
installation screen and then choose a language. If you are updating an
existing installation, the Options button is not available as JAWS detects
the language already installed and updates using the same language.

I would add that because of this change the new Jaws 2019 installer file is
a mere 23.5 Mb instead of the previous installers which were around 180 Mb.
You can still download an offline installer and here you do have to pick the
correct one, 32 Bit or 64 Bit, and that installer contains all OCR
components and so on and it is well over 500 Mb.

The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10 Spring
2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes the
volume
of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For example, if you
are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the volume of the music will
be slightly lowered so you can comfortably hear JAWS and then raised back to
its current level when JAWS stops talking.
By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable Audio
Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and select the
"Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" checkbox located
on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio Ducking can be turned on
through Settings center.

Finally this feature works as it does on the iPhone and it's fantastic that
now when you open a website where some annoying and often loud video begins
to play you can still hear Jaws as you try to find the buttons to stop it.

Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization
JAWS 2019 introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when
JAWS first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS
would not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since
Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount of
time before JAWS started speaking could be significant. While it is not
possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization process will
now be completed simultaneously
to startup. As JAWS searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace
period" authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to
what is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and braille
while authorization discovery takes place. Once the authorization check has
finished, JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

There are many more features all of which you can read about by activating
the following link and then just use heading quick keys to find the What's
New section and read about each new feature.
What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading
Software<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew>

Click Jaws
2019.1810.64<http://jaws2019.vfo.digital/2019.1810.64.400/0E3EB9D1-CBAD-47FA-8854-10A0CA074F4B/J2019.1810.64-any.exe>
to download the universal installer, the following information is given on
that page:
Note: This installer requires an internet connection. If you need to install
JAWS on a system that does not have an internet connection, follow the link
below to the offline installer for secure environments.

If you want one of the offline installers, go to the Offline Installers for
Secure Environments
page<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/OfflineInstallers#jaws> to
find the one for your system, use heading quick nav keys since there are
also instructions to create an offline installer package using the new
installer package.

Best regards,
Siegharrd


James Homuth
 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir
Sent: October-30-18 11:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

So is it just me or is this year's offering particularly meager?
(Remember, with the unified setup package it has to download the rest during install rather than when downloading the setup file). The only item I find at all useful is the faster startup time.

On 10/30/18, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@live.ca> wrote:
The Jaws 2019 public beta cycle has ended and Jaws 2019 is now
available for everybody, note you will need an SMA with at least 1
upgrade remaining to authorize Jaws 2019 for unrestricted use.

Here are a couple of the more noteworthy changes:

New Consolidated Setup Package
Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install
JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer
have to choose the correct setup executable based on your system as
well as which language you need.
When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether
you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you
are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other
than the default for your operating system, select the Options button
on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you
are updating an existing installation, the Options button is not
available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

I would add that because of this change the new Jaws 2019 installer
file is a mere 23.5 Mb instead of the previous installers which were around 180 Mb.
You can still download an offline installer and here you do have to
pick the correct one, 32 Bit or 64 Bit, and that installer contains
all OCR components and so on and it is well over 500 Mb.

The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10
Spring
2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes
the volume of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For
example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the
volume of the music will be slightly lowered so you can comfortably
hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops
talking.
By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable
Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and
select the "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking"
checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio
Ducking can be turned on through Settings center.

Finally this feature works as it does on the iPhone and it's fantastic
that now when you open a website where some annoying and often loud
video begins to play you can still hear Jaws as you try to find the buttons to stop it.

Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization JAWS 2019
introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS
first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS
would not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since
Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount
of time before JAWS started speaking could be significant. While it is
not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization
process will now be completed simultaneously to startup. As JAWS
searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period"
authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to
what is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and
braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the
authorization check has finished, JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

There are many more features all of which you can read about by
activating the following link and then just use heading quick keys to
find the What's New section and read about each new feature.
What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading
Software<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew
Click Jaws
2019.1810.64<http://jaws2019.vfo.digital/2019.1810.64.400/0E3EB9D1-CBA
D-47FA-8854-10A0CA074F4B/J2019.1810.64-any.exe>
to download the universal installer, the following information is
given on that page:
Note: This installer requires an internet connection. If you need to
install JAWS on a system that does not have an internet connection,
follow the link below to the offline installer for secure environments.

If you want one of the offline installers, go to the Offline
Installers for Secure Environments
page<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/OfflineInstallers#jaw
s> to find the one for your system, use heading quick nav keys since
there are also instructions to create an offline installer package
using the new installer package.

Best regards,
Siegharrd





--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


Dan Longmore
 

Yes, not a lot of new stuff but , in my opinion, this is good. Vespiro has finally gotten around to fixing a lot of bugs and loose ends rather than new stuff. New is good, but for too long they have not addressed known issues . So for me 2019 is good.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

So is it just me or is this year's offering particularly meager?
(Remember, with the unified setup package it has to download the rest during install rather than when downloading the setup file). The only item I find at all useful is the faster startup time.

On 10/30/18, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@live.ca> wrote:
The Jaws 2019 public beta cycle has ended and Jaws 2019 is now
available for everybody, note you will need an SMA with at least 1
upgrade remaining to authorize Jaws 2019 for unrestricted use.

Here are a couple of the more noteworthy changes:

New Consolidated Setup Package
Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install
JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer
have to choose the correct setup executable based on your system as
well as which language you need.
When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether
you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you
are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other
than the default for your operating system, select the Options button
on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you
are updating an existing installation, the Options button is not
available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

I would add that because of this change the new Jaws 2019 installer
file is a mere 23.5 Mb instead of the previous installers which were around 180 Mb.
You can still download an offline installer and here you do have to
pick the correct one, 32 Bit or 64 Bit, and that installer contains
all OCR components and so on and it is well over 500 Mb.

The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10
Spring
2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes
the volume of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For
example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the
volume of the music will be slightly lowered so you can comfortably
hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops
talking.
By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable
Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and
select the "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking"
checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio
Ducking can be turned on through Settings center.

Finally this feature works as it does on the iPhone and it's fantastic
that now when you open a website where some annoying and often loud
video begins to play you can still hear Jaws as you try to find the buttons to stop it.

Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization JAWS 2019
introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS
first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS
would not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since
Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount
of time before JAWS started speaking could be significant. While it is
not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization
process will now be completed simultaneously to startup. As JAWS
searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period"
authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to
what is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and
braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the
authorization check has finished, JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

There are many more features all of which you can read about by
activating the following link and then just use heading quick keys to
find the What's New section and read about each new feature.
What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading
Software<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew
Click Jaws
2019.1810.64<http://jaws2019.vfo.digital/2019.1810.64.400/0E3EB9D1-CBA
D-47FA-8854-10A0CA074F4B/J2019.1810.64-any.exe>
to download the universal installer, the following information is
given on that page:
Note: This installer requires an internet connection. If you need to
install JAWS on a system that does not have an internet connection,
follow the link below to the offline installer for secure environments.

If you want one of the offline installers, go to the Offline
Installers for Secure Environments
page<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/OfflineInstallers#jaw
s> to find the one for your system, use heading quick nav keys since
there are also instructions to create an offline installer package
using the new installer package.

Best regards,
Siegharrd





--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


James Homuth
 

Agreed. A new feature for every release and two more for the updates is why we only recently got decent usability out of things like Chrome in JAWS 18 or so. Focus on issues, then when you've caught up to the app and platform baseline, we can talk about new toys to play with. I haven't bothered to keep JAWS up to date since 14 explicitly for that reason, but I'll be renewing my SMA shortly because now they're doing things I might actually have a use for. Well, that and because I'll probably be retiring windows 7 sooner than later.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: October-30-18 6:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

Yes, not a lot of new stuff but , in my opinion, this is good. Vespiro has finally gotten around to fixing a lot of bugs and loose ends rather than new stuff. New is good, but for too long they have not addressed known issues . So for me 2019 is good.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

So is it just me or is this year's offering particularly meager?
(Remember, with the unified setup package it has to download the rest during install rather than when downloading the setup file). The only item I find at all useful is the faster startup time.

On 10/30/18, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@live.ca> wrote:
The Jaws 2019 public beta cycle has ended and Jaws 2019 is now
available for everybody, note you will need an SMA with at least 1
upgrade remaining to authorize Jaws 2019 for unrestricted use.

Here are a couple of the more noteworthy changes:

New Consolidated Setup Package
Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install
JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer
have to choose the correct setup executable based on your system as
well as which language you need.
When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether
you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you
are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other
than the default for your operating system, select the Options button
on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you
are updating an existing installation, the Options button is not
available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

I would add that because of this change the new Jaws 2019 installer
file is a mere 23.5 Mb instead of the previous installers which were around 180 Mb.
You can still download an offline installer and here you do have to
pick the correct one, 32 Bit or 64 Bit, and that installer contains
all OCR components and so on and it is well over 500 Mb.

The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10
Spring
2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes
the volume of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For
example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the
volume of the music will be slightly lowered so you can comfortably
hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops
talking.
By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable
Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and
select the "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking"
checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio
Ducking can be turned on through Settings center.

Finally this feature works as it does on the iPhone and it's fantastic
that now when you open a website where some annoying and often loud
video begins to play you can still hear Jaws as you try to find the buttons to stop it.

Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization JAWS 2019
introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS
first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS
would not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since
Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount
of time before JAWS started speaking could be significant. While it is
not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization
process will now be completed simultaneously to startup. As JAWS
searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period"
authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to
what is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and
braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the
authorization check has finished, JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

There are many more features all of which you can read about by
activating the following link and then just use heading quick keys to
find the What's New section and read about each new feature.
What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading
Software<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew
Click Jaws
2019.1810.64<http://jaws2019.vfo.digital/2019.1810.64.400/0E3EB9D1-CBA
D-47FA-8854-10A0CA074F4B/J2019.1810.64-any.exe>
to download the universal installer, the following information is
given on that page:
Note: This installer requires an internet connection. If you need to
install JAWS on a system that does not have an internet connection,
follow the link below to the offline installer for secure environments.

If you want one of the offline installers, go to the Offline
Installers for Secure Environments
page<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/OfflineInstallers#jaw
s> to find the one for your system, use heading quick nav keys since
there are also instructions to create an offline installer package
using the new installer package.

Best regards,
Siegharrd





--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


Jason White
 

I tested the beta, and found it to be better for my purposes than JAWS 2018. They definitely fixed some bugs, and the improved Microsoft Office support is welcome - clearly noticeable with a current installation of Office 365, as, with the release, is the faster startup.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Homuth
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:34 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

Agreed. A new feature for every release and two more for the updates is why we only recently got decent usability out of things like Chrome in JAWS 18 or so. Focus on issues, then when you've caught up to the app and platform baseline, we can talk about new toys to play with. I haven't bothered to keep JAWS up to date since 14 explicitly for that reason, but I'll be renewing my SMA shortly because now they're doing things I might actually have a use for. Well, that and because I'll probably be retiring windows 7 sooner than later.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: October-30-18 6:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

Yes, not a lot of new stuff but , in my opinion, this is good. Vespiro has finally gotten around to fixing a lot of bugs and loose ends rather than new stuff. New is good, but for too long they have not addressed known issues . So for me 2019 is good.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

So is it just me or is this year's offering particularly meager?
(Remember, with the unified setup package it has to download the rest during install rather than when downloading the setup file). The only item I find at all useful is the faster startup time.

On 10/30/18, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@live.ca> wrote:
The Jaws 2019 public beta cycle has ended and Jaws 2019 is now
available for everybody, note you will need an SMA with at least 1
upgrade remaining to authorize Jaws 2019 for unrestricted use.

Here are a couple of the more noteworthy changes:

New Consolidated Setup Package
Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install
JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer
have to choose the correct setup executable based on your system as
well as which language you need.
When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether
you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you
are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other
than the default for your operating system, select the Options button
on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you
are updating an existing installation, the Options button is not
available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

I would add that because of this change the new Jaws 2019 installer
file is a mere 23.5 Mb instead of the previous installers which were around 180 Mb.
You can still download an offline installer and here you do have to
pick the correct one, 32 Bit or 64 Bit, and that installer contains
all OCR components and so on and it is well over 500 Mb.

The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10
Spring
2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes
the volume of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For
example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the
volume of the music will be slightly lowered so you can comfortably
hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops
talking.
By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable
Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and
select the "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking"
checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio
Ducking can be turned on through Settings center.

Finally this feature works as it does on the iPhone and it's fantastic
that now when you open a website where some annoying and often loud
video begins to play you can still hear Jaws as you try to find the buttons to stop it.

Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization JAWS 2019
introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS
first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS
would not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since
Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount
of time before JAWS started speaking could be significant. While it is
not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization
process will now be completed simultaneously to startup. As JAWS
searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period"
authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to
what is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and
braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the
authorization check has finished, JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

There are many more features all of which you can read about by
activating the following link and then just use heading quick keys to
find the What's New section and read about each new feature.
What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading
Software<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew
Click Jaws
2019.1810.64<http://jaws2019.vfo.digital/2019.1810.64.400/0E3EB9D1-CBA
D-47FA-8854-10A0CA074F4B/J2019.1810.64-any.exe>
to download the universal installer, the following information is
given on that page:
Note: This installer requires an internet connection. If you need to
install JAWS on a system that does not have an internet connection,
follow the link below to the offline installer for secure environments.

If you want one of the offline installers, go to the Offline
Installers for Secure Environments
page<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/OfflineInstallers#jaw
s> to find the one for your system, use heading quick nav keys since
there are also instructions to create an offline installer package
using the new installer package.

Best regards,
Siegharrd





--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


Melissa Stott <mstott69@...>
 

I have downloaded Jaws2019, and find it to be much faster.  So far so good!

 

                Melissa

 

From: Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

I tested the beta, and found it to be better for my purposes than JAWS 2018. They definitely fixed some bugs, and the improved Microsoft Office support is welcome - clearly noticeable with a current installation of Office 365, as, with the release, is the faster startup.

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Homuth

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:34 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

Agreed. A new feature for every release and two more for the updates is why we only recently got decent usability out of things like Chrome in JAWS 18 or so. Focus on issues, then when you've caught up to the app and platform baseline, we can talk about new toys to play with. I haven't bothered to keep JAWS up to date since 14 explicitly for that reason, but I'll be renewing my SMA shortly because now they're doing things I might actually have a use for. Well, that and because I'll probably be retiring windows 7 sooner than later.

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore

Sent: October-30-18 6:16 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

Yes, not a lot of new stuff but , in my opinion, this is good.  Vespiro has finally gotten around to fixing a lot of bugs and loose ends rather than new stuff.  New is good, but for too long they have not addressed known issues .  So for me 2019 is good.

 

Dan

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:31 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

So is it just me or is this year's offering particularly meager?

(Remember, with the unified setup package it has to download the rest during install rather than when downloading the setup file). The only item I find at all useful is the faster startup time.

 

On 10/30/18, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

> The Jaws 2019 public beta cycle has ended and Jaws 2019 is now

> available for everybody, note you will need an SMA with at least 1

> upgrade remaining to authorize Jaws 2019 for unrestricted use.

> Here are a couple of the more noteworthy changes:

> New Consolidated Setup Package

> Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install

> JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer

> have to choose the correct setup executable based on your system as

> well as which language you need.

> When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether

> you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you

> are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other

> than the default for your operating system, select the Options button

> on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you

> are updating an existing installation, the Options button is not

> available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

> I would add that because of this change the new Jaws 2019 installer

> file is a mere 23.5 Mb instead of the previous installers which were around 180 Mb.

> You can still download an offline installer and here you do have to

> pick the correct one, 32 Bit or 64 Bit, and that installer contains

> all OCR components and so on and it is well over 500 Mb.

> The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10

> Spring

> 2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes

> the volume of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For

> example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the

> volume of the music will be slightly lowered so you can comfortably

> hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops

> talking.

> By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable

> Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and

> select the "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking"

> checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio

> Ducking can be turned on through Settings center.

> Finally this feature works as it does on the iPhone and it's fantastic

> that now when you open a website where some annoying and often loud

> video begins to play you can still hear Jaws as you try to find the buttons to stop it.

> Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization JAWS 2019

> introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS

> first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS

> would not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since

> Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount

> of time before JAWS started speaking could be significant. While it is

> not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization

> process will now be completed simultaneously to startup. As JAWS

> searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period"

> authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to

> what is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and

> braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the

> authorization check has finished, JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

> There are many more features all of which you can read about by

> activating the following link and then just use heading quick keys to

> find the What's New section and read about each new feature.

> What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading

> Software<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew

> >

> Click Jaws

> 2019.1810.64<http://jaws2019.vfo.digital/2019.1810.64.400/0E3EB9D1-CBA

> D-47FA-8854-10A0CA074F4B/J2019.1810.64-any.exe>

> to download the universal installer, the following information is

> given on that page:

> Note: This installer requires an internet connection. If you need to

> install JAWS on a system that does not have an internet connection,

> follow the link below to the offline installer for secure environments.

> If you want one of the offline installers, go to the Offline

> Installers for Secure Environments

> page<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/OfflineInstallers#jaw

> s> to find the one for your system, use heading quick nav keys since

> there are also instructions to create an offline installer package

> using the new installer package.

> Best regards,

> Siegharrd

>

 

 

--

Soronel Haetir

soronel.haetir@...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


James Lockwood <lockwoodnd@...>
 

Is anyone using jaws 2019 and office 2010 together and can say how it is working? I still use 2010 for the presence of the auto correct add button still being in the spell check dialog. It is removed in office 365

On Oct 30, 2018, at 8:42 PM, Melissa Stott <mstott69@...> wrote:

I have downloaded Jaws2019, and find it to be much faster.  So far so good!

 

                Melissa

 

From: Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

I tested the beta, and found it to be better for my purposes than JAWS 2018. They definitely fixed some bugs, and the improved Microsoft Office support is welcome - clearly noticeable with a current installation of Office 365, as, with the release, is the faster startup.

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Homuth

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:34 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

Agreed. A new feature for every release and two more for the updates is why we only recently got decent usability out of things like Chrome in JAWS 18 or so. Focus on issues, then when you've caught up to the app and platform baseline, we can talk about new toys to play with. I haven't bothered to keep JAWS up to date since 14 explicitly for that reason, but I'll be renewing my SMA shortly because now they're doing things I might actually have a use for. Well, that and because I'll probably be retiring windows 7 sooner than later.

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore

Sent: October-30-18 6:16 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

Yes, not a lot of new stuff but , in my opinion, this is good.  Vespiro has finally gotten around to fixing a lot of bugs and loose ends rather than new stuff.  New is good, but for too long they have not addressed known issues .  So for me 2019 is good.

 

Dan

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:31 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

So is it just me or is this year's offering particularly meager?

(Remember, with the unified setup package it has to download the rest during install rather than when downloading the setup file). The only item I find at all useful is the faster startup time.

 

On 10/30/18, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

> The Jaws 2019 public beta cycle has ended and Jaws 2019 is now

> available for everybody, note you will need an SMA with at least 1

> upgrade remaining to authorize Jaws 2019 for unrestricted use.

> Here are a couple of the more noteworthy changes:

> New Consolidated Setup Package

> Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install

> JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer

> have to choose the correct setup executable based on your system as

> well as which language you need.

> When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether

> you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you

> are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other

> than the default for your operating system, select the Options button

> on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you

> are updating an existing installation, the Options button is not

> available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

> I would add that because of this change the new Jaws 2019 installer

> file is a mere 23.5 Mb instead of the previous installers which were around 180 Mb.

> You can still download an offline installer and here you do have to

> pick the correct one, 32 Bit or 64 Bit, and that installer contains

> all OCR components and so on and it is well over 500 Mb.

> The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10

> Spring

> 2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes

> the volume of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For

> example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the

> volume of the music will be slightly lowered so you can comfortably

> hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops

> talking.

> By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable

> Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and

> select the "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking"

> checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio

> Ducking can be turned on through Settings center.

> Finally this feature works as it does on the iPhone and it's fantastic

> that now when you open a website where some annoying and often loud

> video begins to play you can still hear Jaws as you try to find the buttons to stop it.

> Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization JAWS 2019

> introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS

> first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS

> would not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since

> Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount

> of time before JAWS started speaking could be significant. While it is

> not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization

> process will now be completed simultaneously to startup. As JAWS

> searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period"

> authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to

> what is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and

> braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the

> authorization check has finished, JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

> There are many more features all of which you can read about by

> activating the following link and then just use heading quick keys to

> find the What's New section and read about each new feature.

> What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading

> Software<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew

> >

> Click Jaws

> 2019.1810.64<http://jaws2019.vfo.digital/2019.1810.64.400/0E3EB9D1-CBA

> D-47FA-8854-10A0CA074F4B/J2019.1810.64-any.exe>

> to download the universal installer, the following information is

> given on that page:

> Note: This installer requires an internet connection. If you need to

> install JAWS on a system that does not have an internet connection,

> follow the link below to the offline installer for secure environments.

> If you want one of the offline installers, go to the Offline

> Installers for Secure Environments

> page<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/OfflineInstallers#jaw

> s> to find the one for your system, use heading quick nav keys since

> there are also instructions to create an offline installer package

> using the new installer package.

> Best regards,

> Siegharrd

>

 

 

--

Soronel Haetir

soronel.haetir@...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Michael Munn
 

I'm going to wait a bit until they ship the  DVD out. I have learned from my previous experience Last year I downloaded the release just got out of pot my PC end up having some problem. 
"If a person must be blind, it is better to be blind in Iowa than anywhere else in the nation or in the world."
Harold Russell, 
Des Moines 
1968
Michael Munn
Member:
Virginia Association of Blind Student
Delegate:  
Virginia Association of Blind Student
Student of:
Hadley Institute for the Blind
Email address:




On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 9:28 PM James Lockwood <lockwoodnd@...> wrote:
Is anyone using jaws 2019 and office 2010 together and can say how it is working? I still use 2010 for the presence of the auto correct add button still being in the spell check dialog. It is removed in office 365

On Oct 30, 2018, at 8:42 PM, Melissa Stott <mstott69@...> wrote:

I have downloaded Jaws2019, and find it to be much faster.  So far so good!

 

                Melissa

 

From: Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

I tested the beta, and found it to be better for my purposes than JAWS 2018. They definitely fixed some bugs, and the improved Microsoft Office support is welcome - clearly noticeable with a current installation of Office 365, as, with the release, is the faster startup.

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Homuth

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:34 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

Agreed. A new feature for every release and two more for the updates is why we only recently got decent usability out of things like Chrome in JAWS 18 or so. Focus on issues, then when you've caught up to the app and platform baseline, we can talk about new toys to play with. I haven't bothered to keep JAWS up to date since 14 explicitly for that reason, but I'll be renewing my SMA shortly because now they're doing things I might actually have a use for. Well, that and because I'll probably be retiring windows 7 sooner than later.

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore

Sent: October-30-18 6:16 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

Yes, not a lot of new stuff but , in my opinion, this is good.  Vespiro has finally gotten around to fixing a lot of bugs and loose ends rather than new stuff.  New is good, but for too long they have not addressed known issues .  So for me 2019 is good.

 

Dan

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:31 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

So is it just me or is this year's offering particularly meager?

(Remember, with the unified setup package it has to download the rest during install rather than when downloading the setup file). The only item I find at all useful is the faster startup time.

 

On 10/30/18, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

> The Jaws 2019 public beta cycle has ended and Jaws 2019 is now

> available for everybody, note you will need an SMA with at least 1

> upgrade remaining to authorize Jaws 2019 for unrestricted use.

> 

> Here are a couple of the more noteworthy changes:

> 

> New Consolidated Setup Package

> Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install

> JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer

> have to choose the correct setup executable based on your system as

> well as which language you need.

> When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether

> you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you

> are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other

> than the default for your operating system, select the Options button

> on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you

> are updating an existing installation, the Options button is not

> available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

> 

> I would add that because of this change the new Jaws 2019 installer

> file is a mere 23.5 Mb instead of the previous installers which were around 180 Mb.

> You can still download an offline installer and here you do have to

> pick the correct one, 32 Bit or 64 Bit, and that installer contains

> all OCR components and so on and it is well over 500 Mb.

> 

> The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10

> Spring

> 2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes

> the volume of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For

> example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the

> volume of the music will be slightly lowered so you can comfortably

> hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops

> talking.

> By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable

> Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and

> select the "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking"

> checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio

> Ducking can be turned on through Settings center.

> 

> Finally this feature works as it does on the iPhone and it's fantastic

> that now when you open a website where some annoying and often loud

> video begins to play you can still hear Jaws as you try to find the buttons to stop it.

> 

> Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization JAWS 2019

> introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS

> first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS

> would not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since

> Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount

> of time before JAWS started speaking could be significant. While it is

> not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization

> process will now be completed simultaneously to startup. As JAWS

> searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period"

> authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to

> what is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and

> braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the

> authorization check has finished, JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

> 

> There are many more features all of which you can read about by

> activating the following link and then just use heading quick keys to

> find the What's New section and read about each new feature.

> What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading

> Software<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew

> >

> 

> Click Jaws

> 2019.1810.64<http://jaws2019.vfo.digital/2019.1810.64.400/0E3EB9D1-CBA

> D-47FA-8854-10A0CA074F4B/J2019.1810.64-any.exe>

> to download the universal installer, the following information is

> given on that page:

> Note: This installer requires an internet connection. If you need to

> install JAWS on a system that does not have an internet connection,

> follow the link below to the offline installer for secure environments.

> 

> If you want one of the offline installers, go to the Offline

> Installers for Secure Environments

> page<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/OfflineInstallers#jaw

> s> to find the one for your system, use heading quick nav keys since

> there are also instructions to create an offline installer package

> using the new installer package.

> 

> Best regards,

> Siegharrd

> 

> 

>

> 

> 

 

 

--

Soronel Haetir

soronel.haetir@...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ed Legge <edward.legge@...>
 

What is the link to get 19?

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Melissa Stott
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 07:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

I have downloaded Jaws2019, and find it to be much faster.  So far so good!

 

                Melissa

 

From: Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

I tested the beta, and found it to be better for my purposes than JAWS 2018. They definitely fixed some bugs, and the improved Microsoft Office support is welcome - clearly noticeable with a current installation of Office 365, as, with the release, is the faster startup.

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Homuth

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:34 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

Agreed. A new feature for every release and two more for the updates is why we only recently got decent usability out of things like Chrome in JAWS 18 or so. Focus on issues, then when you've caught up to the app and platform baseline, we can talk about new toys to play with. I haven't bothered to keep JAWS up to date since 14 explicitly for that reason, but I'll be renewing my SMA shortly because now they're doing things I might actually have a use for. Well, that and because I'll probably be retiring windows 7 sooner than later.

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore

Sent: October-30-18 6:16 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

Yes, not a lot of new stuff but , in my opinion, this is good.  Vespiro has finally gotten around to fixing a lot of bugs and loose ends rather than new stuff.  New is good, but for too long they have not addressed known issues .  So for me 2019 is good.

 

Dan

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:31 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

So is it just me or is this year's offering particularly meager?

(Remember, with the unified setup package it has to download the rest during install rather than when downloading the setup file). The only item I find at all useful is the faster startup time.

 

On 10/30/18, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

> The Jaws 2019 public beta cycle has ended and Jaws 2019 is now

> available for everybody, note you will need an SMA with at least 1

> upgrade remaining to authorize Jaws 2019 for unrestricted use.

> Here are a couple of the more noteworthy changes:

> New Consolidated Setup Package

> Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install

> JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer

> have to choose the correct setup executable based on your system as

> well as which language you need.

> When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether

> you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you

> are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other

> than the default for your operating system, select the Options button

> on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you

> are updating an existing installation, the Options button is not

> available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

> I would add that because of this change the new Jaws 2019 installer

> file is a mere 23.5 Mb instead of the previous installers which were around 180 Mb.

> You can still download an offline installer and here you do have to

> pick the correct one, 32 Bit or 64 Bit, and that installer contains

> all OCR components and so on and it is well over 500 Mb.

> The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10

> Spring

> 2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes

> the volume of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For

> example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the

> volume of the music will be slightly lowered so you can comfortably

> hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops

> talking.

> By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable

> Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and

> select the "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking"

> checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio

> Ducking can be turned on through Settings center.

> Finally this feature works as it does on the iPhone and it's fantastic

> that now when you open a website where some annoying and often loud

> video begins to play you can still hear Jaws as you try to find the buttons to stop it.

> Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization JAWS 2019

> introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS

> first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS

> would not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since

> Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount

> of time before JAWS started speaking could be significant. While it is

> not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization

> process will now be completed simultaneously to startup. As JAWS

> searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period"

> authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to

> what is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and

> braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the

> authorization check has finished, JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

> There are many more features all of which you can read about by

> activating the following link and then just use heading quick keys to

> find the What's New section and read about each new feature.

> What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading

> Software<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew

> >

> Click Jaws

> 2019.1810.64<http://jaws2019.vfo.digital/2019.1810.64.400/0E3EB9D1-CBA

> D-47FA-8854-10A0CA074F4B/J2019.1810.64-any.exe>

> to download the universal installer, the following information is

> given on that page:

> Note: This installer requires an internet connection. If you need to

> install JAWS on a system that does not have an internet connection,

> follow the link below to the offline installer for secure environments.

> If you want one of the offline installers, go to the Offline

> Installers for Secure Environments

> page<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/OfflineInstallers#jaw

> s> to find the one for your system, use heading quick nav keys since

> there are also instructions to create an offline installer package

> using the new installer package.

> Best regards,

> Siegharrd

>

 

 

--

Soronel Haetir

soronel.haetir@...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pastor Gil Pries <revgil@...>
 

Updated from the beta to 2019.

It seems to be working very well.

 

Pastor Gil

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Lockwood
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 5:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

Is anyone using jaws 2019 and office 2010 together and can say how it is working? I still use 2010 for the presence of the auto correct add button still being in the spell check dialog. It is removed in office 365


On Oct 30, 2018, at 8:42 PM, Melissa Stott <mstott69@...> wrote:

I have downloaded Jaws2019, and find it to be much faster.  So far so good!

 

                Melissa

 

From: Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

I tested the beta, and found it to be better for my purposes than JAWS 2018. They definitely fixed some bugs, and the improved Microsoft Office support is welcome - clearly noticeable with a current installation of Office 365, as, with the release, is the faster startup.

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Homuth

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:34 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

Agreed. A new feature for every release and two more for the updates is why we only recently got decent usability out of things like Chrome in JAWS 18 or so. Focus on issues, then when you've caught up to the app and platform baseline, we can talk about new toys to play with. I haven't bothered to keep JAWS up to date since 14 explicitly for that reason, but I'll be renewing my SMA shortly because now they're doing things I might actually have a use for. Well, that and because I'll probably be retiring windows 7 sooner than later.

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore

Sent: October-30-18 6:16 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

Yes, not a lot of new stuff but , in my opinion, this is good.  Vespiro has finally gotten around to fixing a lot of bugs and loose ends rather than new stuff.  New is good, but for too long they have not addressed known issues .  So for me 2019 is good.

 

Dan

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:31 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

So is it just me or is this year's offering particularly meager?

(Remember, with the unified setup package it has to download the rest during install rather than when downloading the setup file). The only item I find at all useful is the faster startup time.

 

On 10/30/18, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

> The Jaws 2019 public beta cycle has ended and Jaws 2019 is now

> available for everybody, note you will need an SMA with at least 1

> upgrade remaining to authorize Jaws 2019 for unrestricted use.

> Here are a couple of the more noteworthy changes:

> New Consolidated Setup Package

> Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install

> JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer

> have to choose the correct setup executable based on your system as

> well as which language you need.

> When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether

> you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you

> are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other

> than the default for your operating system, select the Options button

> on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you

> are updating an existing installation, the Options button is not

> available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

> I would add that because of this change the new Jaws 2019 installer

> file is a mere 23.5 Mb instead of the previous installers which were around 180 Mb.

> You can still download an offline installer and here you do have to

> pick the correct one, 32 Bit or 64 Bit, and that installer contains

> all OCR components and so on and it is well over 500 Mb.

> The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10

> Spring

> 2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes

> the volume of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For

> example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the

> volume of the music will be slightly lowered so you can comfortably

> hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops

> talking.

> By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable

> Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and

> select the "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking"

> checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio

> Ducking can be turned on through Settings center.

> Finally this feature works as it does on the iPhone and it's fantastic

> that now when you open a website where some annoying and often loud

> video begins to play you can still hear Jaws as you try to find the buttons to stop it.

> Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization JAWS 2019

> introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS

> first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS

> would not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since

> Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount

> of time before JAWS started speaking could be significant. While it is

> not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization

> process will now be completed simultaneously to startup. As JAWS

> searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period"

> authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to

> what is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and

> braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the

> authorization check has finished, JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

> There are many more features all of which you can read about by

> activating the following link and then just use heading quick keys to

> find the What's New section and read about each new feature.

> What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading

> Software<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew

> >

> Click Jaws

> 2019.1810.64<http://jaws2019.vfo.digital/2019.1810.64.400/0E3EB9D1-CBA

> D-47FA-8854-10A0CA074F4B/J2019.1810.64-any.exe>

> to download the universal installer, the following information is

> given on that page:

> Note: This installer requires an internet connection. If you need to

> install JAWS on a system that does not have an internet connection,

> follow the link below to the offline installer for secure environments.

> If you want one of the offline installers, go to the Offline

> Installers for Secure Environments

> page<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/OfflineInstallers#jaw

> s> to find the one for your system, use heading quick nav keys since

> there are also instructions to create an offline installer package

> using the new installer package.

> Best regards,

> Siegharrd

>

 

 

--

Soronel Haetir

soronel.haetir@...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

No reason to wait, most likely by the time you get the DVD whatever version is available for download will be a newer version. If FS gets these DVD’s ready in the next week or two and into the mail yu will get the same version as is now available for download.

Furthermore, Jaws 2019 just as with all Jaws versions will install as a separate Jaws installation so if you did really find a situation where Jaws 2018 performed better you can simply unload Jaws 2019 and load Jaws 2018.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Munn
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

I'm going to wait a bit until they ship the  DVD out. I have learned from my previous experience Last year I downloaded the release just got out of pot my PC end up having some problem. 

"If a person must be blind, it is better to be blind in Iowa than anywhere else in the nation or in the world."

Harold Russell, 

Des Moines 

1968

Michael Munn
Member:
Virginia Association of Blind Student
Delegate:  
Virginia Association of Blind Student
Student of:
Hadley Institute for the Blind

Email address:

 

 

 

On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 9:28 PM James Lockwood <lockwoodnd@...> wrote:

Is anyone using jaws 2019 and office 2010 together and can say how it is working? I still use 2010 for the presence of the auto correct add button still being in the spell check dialog. It is removed in office 365


On Oct 30, 2018, at 8:42 PM, Melissa Stott <mstott69@...> wrote:

I have downloaded Jaws2019, and find it to be much faster.  So far so good!

 

                Melissa

 

From: Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

I tested the beta, and found it to be better for my purposes than JAWS 2018. They definitely fixed some bugs, and the improved Microsoft Office support is welcome - clearly noticeable with a current installation of Office 365, as, with the release, is the faster startup.

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Homuth

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:34 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

Agreed. A new feature for every release and two more for the updates is why we only recently got decent usability out of things like Chrome in JAWS 18 or so. Focus on issues, then when you've caught up to the app and platform baseline, we can talk about new toys to play with. I haven't bothered to keep JAWS up to date since 14 explicitly for that reason, but I'll be renewing my SMA shortly because now they're doing things I might actually have a use for. Well, that and because I'll probably be retiring windows 7 sooner than later.

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore

Sent: October-30-18 6:16 PM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

Yes, not a lot of new stuff but , in my opinion, this is good.  Vespiro has finally gotten around to fixing a lot of bugs and loose ends rather than new stuff.  New is good, but for too long they have not addressed known issues .  So for me 2019 is good.

 

Dan

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:31 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

So is it just me or is this year's offering particularly meager?

(Remember, with the unified setup package it has to download the rest during install rather than when downloading the setup file). The only item I find at all useful is the faster startup time.

 

On 10/30/18, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

> The Jaws 2019 public beta cycle has ended and Jaws 2019 is now

> available for everybody, note you will need an SMA with at least 1

> upgrade remaining to authorize Jaws 2019 for unrestricted use.

> Here are a couple of the more noteworthy changes:

> New Consolidated Setup Package

> Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install

> JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer

> have to choose the correct setup executable based on your system as

> well as which language you need.

> When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether

> you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you

> are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other

> than the default for your operating system, select the Options button

> on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you

> are updating an existing installation, the Options button is not

> available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

> I would add that because of this change the new Jaws 2019 installer

> file is a mere 23.5 Mb instead of the previous installers which were around 180 Mb.

> You can still download an offline installer and here you do have to

> pick the correct one, 32 Bit or 64 Bit, and that installer contains

> all OCR components and so on and it is well over 500 Mb.

> The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10

> Spring

> 2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes

> the volume of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For

> example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the

> volume of the music will be slightly lowered so you can comfortably

> hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops

> talking.

> By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable

> Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and

> select the "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking"

> checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio

> Ducking can be turned on through Settings center.

> Finally this feature works as it does on the iPhone and it's fantastic

> that now when you open a website where some annoying and often loud

> video begins to play you can still hear Jaws as you try to find the buttons to stop it.

> Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization JAWS 2019

> introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS

> first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS

> would not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since

> Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount

> of time before JAWS started speaking could be significant. While it is

> not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization

> process will now be completed simultaneously to startup. As JAWS

> searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period"

> authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to

> what is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and

> braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the

> authorization check has finished, JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

> There are many more features all of which you can read about by

> activating the following link and then just use heading quick keys to

> find the What's New section and read about each new feature.

> What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading

> Software<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew

> >

> Click Jaws

> 2019.1810.64<http://jaws2019.vfo.digital/2019.1810.64.400/0E3EB9D1-CBA

> D-47FA-8854-10A0CA074F4B/J2019.1810.64-any.exe>

> to download the universal installer, the following information is

> given on that page:

> Note: This installer requires an internet connection. If you need to

> install JAWS on a system that does not have an internet connection,

> follow the link below to the offline installer for secure environments.

> If you want one of the offline installers, go to the Offline

> Installers for Secure Environments

> page<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/OfflineInstallers#jaw

> s> to find the one for your system, use heading quick nav keys since

> there are also instructions to create an offline installer package

> using the new installer package.

> Best regards,

> Siegharrd

>

 

 

--

Soronel Haetir

soronel.haetir@...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Simply the fact that Jaws 2019 crashes about 80% or more less often than Jaws 18 and 2018 did is quite a big deal for me. It's also more responsive, Office support is better and improving and audio ducking finally works.
Then there is Skype 8 support, yes it was introduced already in 2018, but will continue to improve in 2019 and just as with iOS 12 I don't think a piece of software or an operating system needs to introduce a long list of new features each year only so that long-standing bugs continue.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 8:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

So is it just me or is this year's offering particularly meager?
(Remember, with the unified setup package it has to download the rest
during install rather than when downloading the setup file). The only
item I find at all useful is the faster startup time.

On 10/30/18, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@live.ca> wrote:
The Jaws 2019 public beta cycle has ended and Jaws 2019 is now available for
everybody, note you will need an SMA with at least 1 upgrade remaining to
authorize Jaws 2019 for unrestricted use.

Here are a couple of the more noteworthy changes:

New Consolidated Setup Package
Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install JAWS
for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer have to
choose the correct setup executable based on your system as well as which
language you need.
When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether you
are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you are doing
a new install and you want to use a different language other than the
default for your operating system, select the Options button on the first
installation screen and then choose a language. If you are updating an
existing installation, the Options button is not available as JAWS detects
the language already installed and updates using the same language.

I would add that because of this change the new Jaws 2019 installer file is
a mere 23.5 Mb instead of the previous installers which were around 180 Mb.
You can still download an offline installer and here you do have to pick the
correct one, 32 Bit or 64 Bit, and that installer contains all OCR
components and so on and it is well over 500 Mb.

The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10 Spring
2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes the
volume
of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For example, if you
are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the volume of the music will
be slightly lowered so you can comfortably hear JAWS and then raised back to
its current level when JAWS stops talking.
By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable Audio
Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and select the
"Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" checkbox located
on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio Ducking can be turned on
through Settings center.

Finally this feature works as it does on the iPhone and it's fantastic that
now when you open a website where some annoying and often loud video begins
to play you can still hear Jaws as you try to find the buttons to stop it.

Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization
JAWS 2019 introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when
JAWS first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS
would not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since
Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount of
time before JAWS started speaking could be significant. While it is not
possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization process will
now be completed simultaneously
to startup. As JAWS searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace
period" authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to
what is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and braille
while authorization discovery takes place. Once the authorization check has
finished, JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

There are many more features all of which you can read about by activating
the following link and then just use heading quick keys to find the What's
New section and read about each new feature.
What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading
Software<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew>

Click Jaws
2019.1810.64<http://jaws2019.vfo.digital/2019.1810.64.400/0E3EB9D1-CBAD-47FA-8854-10A0CA074F4B/J2019.1810.64-any.exe>
to download the universal installer, the following information is given on
that page:
Note: This installer requires an internet connection. If you need to install
JAWS on a system that does not have an internet connection, follow the link
below to the offline installer for secure environments.

If you want one of the offline installers, go to the Offline Installers for
Secure Environments
page<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/OfflineInstallers#jaws> to
find the one for your system, use heading quick nav keys since there are
also instructions to create an offline installer package using the new
installer package.

Best regards,
Siegharrd





--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


James Homuth
 

I was hoping someone would say that. I'm using 18 now because Chrome, but I've seen it not take much effort to make the thing fall over. If they've solved that problem alone it'll be worth the upgrade.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: October-31-18 1:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

Simply the fact that Jaws 2019 crashes about 80% or more less often than Jaws 18 and 2018 did is quite a big deal for me. It's also more responsive, Office support is better and improving and audio ducking finally works.
Then there is Skype 8 support, yes it was introduced already in 2018, but will continue to improve in 2019 and just as with iOS 12 I don't think a piece of software or an operating system needs to introduce a long list of new features each year only so that long-standing bugs continue.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 8:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

So is it just me or is this year's offering particularly meager?
(Remember, with the unified setup package it has to download the rest during install rather than when downloading the setup file). The only item I find at all useful is the faster startup time.

On 10/30/18, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@live.ca> wrote:
The Jaws 2019 public beta cycle has ended and Jaws 2019 is now
available for everybody, note you will need an SMA with at least 1
upgrade remaining to authorize Jaws 2019 for unrestricted use.

Here are a couple of the more noteworthy changes:

New Consolidated Setup Package
Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install
JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer
have to choose the correct setup executable based on your system as
well as which language you need.
When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether
you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you
are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other
than the default for your operating system, select the Options button
on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you
are updating an existing installation, the Options button is not
available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

I would add that because of this change the new Jaws 2019 installer
file is a mere 23.5 Mb instead of the previous installers which were around 180 Mb.
You can still download an offline installer and here you do have to
pick the correct one, 32 Bit or 64 Bit, and that installer contains
all OCR components and so on and it is well over 500 Mb.

The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10
Spring
2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes
the volume of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For
example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the
volume of the music will be slightly lowered so you can comfortably
hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops
talking.
By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable
Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and
select the "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking"
checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio
Ducking can be turned on through Settings center.

Finally this feature works as it does on the iPhone and it's fantastic
that now when you open a website where some annoying and often loud
video begins to play you can still hear Jaws as you try to find the buttons to stop it.

Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization JAWS 2019
introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS
first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS
would not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since
Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount
of time before JAWS started speaking could be significant. While it is
not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization
process will now be completed simultaneously to startup. As JAWS
searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period"
authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to
what is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and
braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the
authorization check has finished, JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

There are many more features all of which you can read about by
activating the following link and then just use heading quick keys to
find the What's New section and read about each new feature.
What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading
Software<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew
Click Jaws
2019.1810.64<http://jaws2019.vfo.digital/2019.1810.64.400/0E3EB9D1-CBA
D-47FA-8854-10A0CA074F4B/J2019.1810.64-any.exe>
to download the universal installer, the following information is
given on that page:
Note: This installer requires an internet connection. If you need to
install JAWS on a system that does not have an internet connection,
follow the link below to the offline installer for secure environments.

If you want one of the offline installers, go to the Offline
Installers for Secure Environments
page<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/OfflineInstallers#jaw
s> to find the one for your system, use heading quick nav keys since
there are also instructions to create an offline installer package
using the new installer package.

Best regards,
Siegharrd





--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


Melissa Stott <mstott69@...>
 

Just tested Audio Ducking, and yes, it finally works again!  Love the quick responses also.

 

                Melissa

 

From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 1:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

Simply the fact that Jaws 2019 crashes about 80% or more less often than Jaws 18 and 2018 did is quite a big deal for me. It's also more responsive, Office support is better and improving and audio ducking finally works.

Then there is Skype 8 support, yes it was introduced already in 2018, but will continue to improve in 2019 and just as with iOS 12 I don't think a piece of software or an operating system needs to introduce a long list of new features each year only so that long-standing bugs continue.

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 8:31 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

So is it just me or is this year's offering particularly meager?

(Remember, with the unified setup package it has to download the rest

during install rather than when downloading the setup file). The only

item I find at all useful is the faster startup time.

 

On 10/30/18, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

> The Jaws 2019 public beta cycle has ended and Jaws 2019 is now available for

> everybody, note you will need an SMA with at least 1 upgrade remaining to

> authorize Jaws 2019 for unrestricted use.

> Here are a couple of the more noteworthy changes:

> New Consolidated Setup Package

> Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install JAWS

> for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer have to

> choose the correct setup executable based on your system as well as which

> language you need.

> When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether you

> are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you are doing

> a new install and you want to use a different language other than the

> default for your operating system, select the Options button on the first

> installation screen and then choose a language. If you are updating an

> existing installation, the Options button is not available as JAWS detects

> the language already installed and updates using the same language.

> I would add that because of this change the new Jaws 2019 installer file is

> a mere 23.5 Mb instead of the previous installers which were around 180 Mb.

> You can still download an offline installer and here you do have to pick the

> correct one, 32 Bit or 64 Bit, and that installer contains all OCR

> components and so on and it is well over 500 Mb.

> The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10 Spring

> 2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes the

> volume

> of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For example, if you

> are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the volume of the music will

> be slightly lowered so you can comfortably hear JAWS and then raised back to

> its current level when JAWS stops talking.

> By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable Audio

> Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and select the

> "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" checkbox located

> on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio Ducking can be turned on

> through Settings center.

> Finally this feature works as it does on the iPhone and it's fantastic that

> now when you open a website where some annoying and often loud video begins

> to play you can still hear Jaws as you try to find the buttons to stop it.

> Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization

> JAWS 2019 introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when

> JAWS first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS

> would not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since

> Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount of

> time before JAWS started speaking could be significant. While it is not

> possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization process will

> now be completed simultaneously

> to startup. As JAWS searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace

> period" authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to

> what is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and braille

> while authorization discovery takes place. Once the authorization check has

> finished, JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

> There are many more features all of which you can read about by activating

> the following link and then just use heading quick keys to find the What's

> New section and read about each new feature.

> What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading

> Software<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/jaws/JAWSWhatsNew>

> Click Jaws

> 2019.1810.64<http://jaws2019.vfo.digital/2019.1810.64.400/0E3EB9D1-CBAD-47FA-8854-10A0CA074F4B/J2019.1810.64-any.exe>

> to download the universal installer, the following information is given on

> that page:

> Note: This installer requires an internet connection. If you need to install

> JAWS on a system that does not have an internet connection, follow the link

> below to the offline installer for secure environments.

> If you want one of the offline installers, go to the Offline Installers for

> Secure Environments

> page<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/OfflineInstallers#jaws> to

> find the one for your system, use heading quick nav keys since there are

> also instructions to create an offline installer package using the new

> installer package.

> Best regards,

> Siegharrd

>

 

 

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Soronel Haetir

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Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
 

You do not need an SMA anymore. you could subscribe to jaws for $90 per year, $270 for 3 years, and $450 for 5 years of jaws and move your licenses between any 3 computers, authorise and dee-authorise computers all on your own with the new license platform found in the freedom scientific e-store. 


James Homuth
 

I think that’s available only in the US though. And also, please tell me you can still licence JAWS for multiple devices with this plan, or that’d be reason alone to keep the SMA.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: October-31-18 8:19 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

You do not need an SMA anymore. you could subscribe to jaws for $90 per year, $270 for 3 years, and $450 for 5 years of jaws and move your licenses between any 3 computers, authorise and dee-authorise computers all on your own with the new license platform found in the freedom scientific e-store. 


David Moore
 

You get so many keys to put JAWS on multiple devices.

One thing you can do with the yearly version, is that you can take the key off of one machine you are not using, and transfer that key to another computer.

You can do all of this on the portal!

David Moore     

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: James Homuth
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

I think that’s available only in the US though. And also, please tell me you can still licence JAWS for multiple devices with this plan, or that’d be reason alone to keep the SMA.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: October-31-18 8:19 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

You do not need an SMA anymore. you could subscribe to jaws for $90 per year, $270 for 3 years, and $450 for 5 years of jaws and move your licenses between any 3 computers, authorise and dee-authorise computers all on your own with the new license platform found in the freedom scientific e-store. 

 


James Homuth
 

Which is awesome. However, is that only for the US? Because that would make me a sad geek.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: October-31-18 6:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

You get so many keys to put JAWS on multiple devices.

One thing you can do with the yearly version, is that you can take the key off of one machine you are not using, and transfer that key to another computer.

You can do all of this on the portal!

David Moore     

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: James Homuth
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

I think that’s available only in the US though. And also, please tell me you can still licence JAWS for multiple devices with this plan, or that’d be reason alone to keep the SMA.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: October-31-18 8:19 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2019 has been released

 

You do not need an SMA anymore. you could subscribe to jaws for $90 per year, $270 for 3 years, and $450 for 5 years of jaws and move your licenses between any 3 computers, authorise and dee-authorise computers all on your own with the new license platform found in the freedom scientific e-store.