Dictionary compatible with Windows 7 and JAWS 12


Raymond Jantz
 

I have post on this subject previously, but I think I might be more successful if I’m more specific.    Because I write for publication I need a dictionary that I can download onto my own computer.  I have carried out a thorough search on the Web to no avail.  I thought if there is such a thing, someone on this list would probably know about it.

I’d be happy to update JAWS if necessary.

Thanks,


Poppa Bear <heavens4real@...>
 

If JAWS 12 has research it then you have a built in dictionary function that is free and as good as any off of the shelf dictionary.

To find out, press Insert/space bar and then after you hear a small pop, press the letter R. A dialog box should pop up that allows you to search for word or phrase, type in the word, then you will tab once and you will find a list of different categories to search in, by default, it should be on Wiktionary, just press enter. If you do have Research it, and the category is set to Wiktionary , just pull up research it, type in your word and press enter every time you need a definition.

HTH

 

Nate Kile,

Assistive Technology Instructor, Tech Vision

Specialist in Technology/Training/Teaching for blind/low vision/virtual instruction for schools

Also Private training to your needs

907-444-3707

Website with hundreds of informational articles & lessons on PC, Office products, Mac, iPad/iTools and more, all done with keystrokes: www.yourtechvision.com

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Raymond Jantz
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Dictionary compatible with Windows 7 and JAWS 12

 

I have post on this subject previously, but I think I might be more successful if I’m more specific.    Because I write for publication I need a dictionary that I can download onto my own computer.  I have carried out a thorough search on the Web to no avail.  I thought if there is such a thing, someone on this list would probably know about it.

I’d be happy to update JAWS if necessary.

Thanks,


multi 85
 

Hello Raymond
I know what you mean, the online dictionaries and things are not what
publications want. So there is a solution, I just need to explain.
It is a software program, totally accessible, called Word Web. It has
a free dictionary, probably not what you would really want, but then,
you can buy addons of the Oxford dictionaries and many other
dictionaries for it. So basically, use the free version to see how
comfortable you are for accessibility or whatever else you'd like, and
then when you are ready you buy the add-ons for it of the versions of
the dictionaries you think the publications would want your
definitions for.
It works offline, so you don't need to be connected to the internet.
http://wordweb.info

On 10/12/17, Poppa Bear <heavens4real@gmail.com> wrote:
If JAWS 12 has research it then you have a built in dictionary function
tha

To find out, press Insert/space bar and then after you hear a small pop,
press the letter R. A dialog box should pop up that allows you to search
for
word or phrase, type in the word, then you will tab once and you will find
a
list of different categories to search in, by default, it should be on
Wiktionary, just press enter. If you do have Research it, and the category
is set to Wiktionary , just pull up research it, type in your word and
press
enter every time you need a definition.

HTH



Nate Kile,

Assistive Technology Instructor, Tech Vision

Specialist in Technology/Training/Teaching for blind/low vision/virtual
instruction for schools

Also Private training to your needs

907-444-3707

Website with hundreds of informational articles & lessons on PC, Office
products, Mac, iPad/iTools and more, all done with keystrokes:
<http://www.yourtechvision.com> www.yourtechvision.com





From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Raymond
Jantz
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Subject: Dictionary compatible with Windows 7 and JAWS 12



I have post on this subject previously, but I think I might be more
successful if I'm more specific. Because I write for publication I need
a
dictionary that I can download onto my own computer. I have carried out a
thorough search on the Web to no avail. I thought if there is such a
thing,
someone on this list would probably know about it.

I'd be happy to update JAWS if necessary.

Thanks,




Raymond Jantz
 

Hello,

Yes, JAWS 12 does have Research It. All the steps you instructed work fine until I am supposed to get Wiktionary results.  I’ve tried it repeatedly on simple words such as apple and coffee, and Wiktionary finds no results found.

This afternoon a good IT man checked it and did not find the problem.

I’m thinking the Research It function might work if I update to latest JAWS..

Just wanted you to know I appreciate your help.

Thanks,

 

From: Poppa Bear
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: Dictionary compatible with Windows 7 and JAWS 12
 

If JAWS 12 has research it then you have a built in dictionary function that is free and as good as any off of the shelf dictionary.

To find out, press Insert/space bar and then after you hear a small pop, press the letter R. A dialog box should pop up that allows you to search for word or phrase, type in the word, then you will tab once and you will find a list of different categories to search in, by default, it should be on Wiktionary, just press enter. If you do have Research it, and the category is set to Wiktionary , just pull up research it, type in your word and press enter every time you need a definition.

HTH

 

Nate Kile,

Assistive Technology Instructor, Tech Vision

Specialist in Technology/Training/Teaching for blind/low vision/virtual instruction for schools

Also Private training to your needs

907-444-3707

Website with hundreds of informational articles & lessons on PC, Office products, Mac, iPad/iTools and more, all done with keystrokes: www.yourtechvision.com

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Raymond Jantz
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Dictionary compatible with Windows 7 and JAWS 12

 

I have post on this subject previously, but I think I might be more successful if I’m more specific.    Because I write for publication I need a dictionary that I can download onto my own computer.  I have carried out a thorough search on the Web to no avail.  I thought if there is such a thing, someone on this list would probably know about it.

I’d be happy to update JAWS if necessary.

Thanks,