moderated Online dictionary recommendation


Paul Filpus
 

Hello Listers,

I’m looking for a good online, JAWS-friendly, dictionary. I use a Lenovo laptop PC, Windows 10, and the latest version of JAWS. Please recommend your favorite one. I’d prefer a free one if possible.

Thanks,

Paul Filpus

 


JM Casey
 

I got Wordweb. It’s ok for my phone but I would like entries/definitions with a bit more detail. The JAWS researchit function connects to wiktionary and it’s actually much better. I think Oxford has an app of some kind; not sure of screen-reader-friendliness though.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Filpus
Sent: November 5, 2020 05:10 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hello Listers,

I’m looking for a good online, JAWS-friendly, dictionary. I use a Lenovo laptop PC, Windows 10, and the latest version of JAWS. Please recommend your favorite one. I’d prefer a free one if possible.

Thanks,

Paul Filpus

 


Richard Turner
 

Hi,

Dictionary.com works great.

I’m going to paste the link to the word, “grace.”

It will give a few definitions, then there is a more button, which then shows I believe 18 or 19 definitions with examples, and yes, there is a lot of extras you can skip through but then it gets down to the origins and so on.

My wife and I used to have the Oxford English Dicitonary on CD but it was written for Windows 3.1, and at the time, was a steal at $130.

The Oxford English Dictionary had 21 definitions for Grace.  So,  dictionary.com is great for free.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/grace?s=t

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

Live long and prosper 🖖

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Filpus
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:10 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hello Listers,

I’m looking for a good online, JAWS-friendly, dictionary. I use a Lenovo laptop PC, Windows 10, and the latest version of JAWS. Please recommend your favorite one. I’d prefer a free one if possible.

Thanks,

Paul Filpus

 


David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

The Leasey program from Hartgen Consultancy has the ability to search the Oxford Dictionary.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
www.DavidGoldfield.org
On 11/5/2020 5:13 PM, JM Casey wrote:

I got Wordweb. It’s ok for my phone but I would like entries/definitions with a bit more detail. The JAWS researchit function connects to wiktionary and it’s actually much better. I think Oxford has an app of some kind; not sure of screen-reader-friendliness though.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Filpus
Sent: November 5, 2020 05:10 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hello Listers,

I’m looking for a good online, JAWS-friendly, dictionary. I use a Lenovo laptop PC, Windows 10, and the latest version of JAWS. Please recommend your favorite one. I’d prefer a free one if possible.

Thanks,

Paul Filpus

 


 

Give onelook.com a try and see if you like it.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


Maria Campbell
 

You can't even navigate by headings on that page, at least that I saw.


Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@gmail.com

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.
--Edmund Burke

On 11/5/2020 5:24 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Give onelook.com ( https://onelook.com/ ) a try and see if you like it.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
~ Lawrence Krauss





Richard Turner
 

What Onelook.com does, is it tries to access lots of different dictionary resources at once and assumes you will arrow through things.
It is not a straight-up dictionary.

An interesting approach though.
Not what one might want if they just want to get right to a definition.



Richard
"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

Live long and prosper 🖖

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Maria Campbell
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:11 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

You can't even navigate by headings on that page, at least that I saw.


Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@gmail.com

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.
--Edmund Burke

On 11/5/2020 5:24 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Give onelook.com ( https://eur04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fonelook.com%2F&;data=04%7C01%7C%7C563a80c5b8e44bbc51d108d881e02079%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637402146896916344%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=rz0m%2BYSJJzUUIWsL0qWSynoP%2F6uDuaCAVK6VXvZYcBM%3D&amp;reserved=0 ) a try and see if you like it.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
~ Lawrence Krauss






 

On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 06:11 PM, Maria Campbell wrote:
You can't even navigate by headings on that page, at least that I saw.
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There are a couple of really weird goings on with NVDA and the Onelook results page, and I can't figure out "who's at fault."

You are right that you can't navigate by headings, as headings are not used in the presentation of results.  The word searched on has links to each dictionary's information for it.  If I hit NVDA+F7 and have searched on, say, "deshabille," there is a stream of links reading deshabille, followed by a home link for the dictionary and an info link - lather rinse repeat for the number of dictionaries in which the word is located.

But, I cannot get single letter nav for links (k), unvisited link (u), or visited link (v) to work at all.  Yet, if I activate using the elements list, the links are noted as visited after I've done so.

I have to decide whether this is something I want to report to NVAccess or not, and will wait to do so until others have read what I wrote above and may be able to offer a logical explanation for this very odd (at least in my experience) behavior with NVDA traversal of the dictionary search results page. 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


David Diamond
 

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing. Likewise, all that is necessary for good to triumph is for evil to do nothing.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Maria
Campbell
Sent: November 5, 2020 3:11 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

You can't even navigate by headings on that page, at least that I saw.


Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@gmail.com

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.
--Edmund Burke

On 11/5/2020 5:24 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
> Give onelook.com ( https://onelook.com/ ) a try and see if you like it.
> --
>
> Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041
>
> The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
> ~ Lawrence Krauss
>
>
>
>
>
>


Shirley Tracy
 

Hi,

 

I agree. I use Dictionary.com frequently.

 

Shirley

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hi,

Dictionary.com works great.

I’m going to paste the link to the word, “grace.”

It will give a few definitions, then there is a more button, which then shows I believe 18 or 19 definitions with examples, and yes, there is a lot of extras you can skip through but then it gets down to the origins and so on.

My wife and I used to have the Oxford English Dicitonary on CD but it was written for Windows 3.1, and at the time, was a steal at $130.

The Oxford English Dictionary had 21 definitions for Grace.  So,  dictionary.com is great for free.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/grace?s=t

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

Live long and prosper 🖖

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Filpus
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:10 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hello Listers,

I’m looking for a good online, JAWS-friendly, dictionary. I use a Lenovo laptop PC, Windows 10, and the latest version of JAWS. Please recommend your favorite one. I’d prefer a free one if possible.

Thanks,

Paul Filpus

 

 


David Diamond
 

I’ve had the shortcut for dictionary.com on my computer for I don’t know how long, years.  Mind you of late, I either use the spell checker in office 365 or, SIRI.  Siri is used when the spell checker has no idea what I’m trying to spell. There are still some dog breeds I have trouble spelling correctly.  If you can’t spell the breed name correctly, clients may not hire you.   

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: November 5, 2020 3:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hi,

 

I agree. I use Dictionary.com frequently.

 

Shirley

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hi,

Dictionary.com works great.

I’m going to paste the link to the word, “grace.”

It will give a few definitions, then there is a more button, which then shows I believe 18 or 19 definitions with examples, and yes, there is a lot of extras you can skip through but then it gets down to the origins and so on.

My wife and I used to have the Oxford English Dicitonary on CD but it was written for Windows 3.1, and at the time, was a steal at $130.

The Oxford English Dictionary had 21 definitions for Grace.  So,  dictionary.com is great for free.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/grace?s=t

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

Live long and prosper 🖖

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Filpus
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:10 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hello Listers,

I’m looking for a good online, JAWS-friendly, dictionary. I use a Lenovo laptop PC, Windows 10, and the latest version of JAWS. Please recommend your favorite one. I’d prefer a free one if possible.

Thanks,

Paul Filpus

 

 


Bob Kennedy
 


I use Alexa. Sometimes she stops on the first choice But I can often help her along by rewording the question.

On Thursday, November 5, 2020, 08:02:03 PM EST, David Diamond <daviddiamond2019@...> wrote:


I’ve had the shortcut for dictionary.com on my computer for I don’t know how long, years.  Mind you of late, I either use the spell checker in office 365 or, SIRI.  Siri is used when the spell checker has no idea what I’m trying to spell. There are still some dog breeds I have trouble spelling correctly.  If you can’t spell the breed name correctly, clients may not hire you.   

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: November 5, 2020 3:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hi,

 

I agree. I use Dictionary.com frequently.

 

Shirley

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hi,

Dictionary.com works great.

I’m going to paste the link to the word, “grace.”

It will give a few definitions, then there is a more button, which then shows I believe 18 or 19 definitions with examples, and yes, there is a lot of extras you can skip through but then it gets down to the origins and so on.

My wife and I used to have the Oxford English Dicitonary on CD but it was written for Windows 3.1, and at the time, was a steal at $130.

The Oxford English Dictionary had 21 definitions for Grace.  So,  dictionary.com is great for free.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/grace?s=t

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

Live long and prosper🖖

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>On Behalf Of Paul Filpus
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:10 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hello Listers,

I’m looking for a good online, JAWS-friendly, dictionary. I use a Lenovo laptop PC, Windows 10, and the latest version of JAWS. Please recommend your favorite one. I’d prefer a free one if possible.

Thanks,

Paul Filpus

 

 


Jim Fettgather
 

Unless someone has already mentioned this, Research-It in Jaws has a very uncluttered interface to Wictionary.

It’s found every word I could throw at it!

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Kennedy
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 7:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 


I use Alexa. Sometimes she stops on the first choice But I can often help her along by rewording the question.

On Thursday, November 5, 2020, 08:02:03 PM EST, David Diamond <daviddiamond2019@...> wrote:

 

 

I’ve had the shortcut for dictionary.com on my computer for I don’t know how long, years.  Mind you of late, I either use the spell checker in office 365 or, SIRI.  Siri is used when the spell checker has no idea what I’m trying to spell. There are still some dog breeds I have trouble spelling correctly.  If you can’t spell the breed name correctly, clients may not hire you.   

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: November 5, 2020 3:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hi,

 

I agree. I use Dictionary.com frequently.

 

Shirley

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hi,

Dictionary.com works great.

I’m going to paste the link to the word, “grace.”

It will give a few definitions, then there is a more button, which then shows I believe 18 or 19 definitions with examples, and yes, there is a lot of extras you can skip through but then it gets down to the origins and so on.

My wife and I used to have the Oxford English Dicitonary on CD but it was written for Windows 3.1, and at the time, was a steal at $130.

The Oxford English Dictionary had 21 definitions for Grace.  So,  dictionary.com is great for free.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/grace?s=t

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

Live long and prosper🖖

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>On Behalf Of Paul Filpus
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:10 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hello Listers,

I’m looking for a good online, JAWS-friendly, dictionary. I use a Lenovo laptop PC, Windows 10, and the latest version of JAWS. Please recommend your favorite one. I’d prefer a free one if possible.

Thanks,

Paul Filpus

 

 


JM Casey
 

I mentioned it, along with Wordweb, which works, but doesn’t give as comprehensive definitions or background as wiktionary. I’m not normally one to plug researchit because for the most part I think it’s not a great or reliable feature, but the Wiktionary lookup seems pretty stable and has never failed except maybe for a couple of timeouts when I had a slow connection.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Fettgather
Sent: November 5, 2020 08:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Unless someone has already mentioned this, Research-It in Jaws has a very uncluttered interface to Wictionary.

It’s found every word I could throw at it!

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Kennedy
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 7:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 


I use Alexa. Sometimes she stops on the first choice But I can often help her along by rewording the question.

On Thursday, November 5, 2020, 08:02:03 PM EST, David Diamond <daviddiamond2019@...> wrote:

 

 

I’ve had the shortcut for dictionary.com on my computer for I don’t know how long, years.  Mind you of late, I either use the spell checker in office 365 or, SIRI.  Siri is used when the spell checker has no idea what I’m trying to spell. There are still some dog breeds I have trouble spelling correctly.  If you can’t spell the breed name correctly, clients may not hire you.   

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: November 5, 2020 3:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hi,

 

I agree. I use Dictionary.com frequently.

 

Shirley

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hi,

Dictionary.com works great.

I’m going to paste the link to the word, “grace.”

It will give a few definitions, then there is a more button, which then shows I believe 18 or 19 definitions with examples, and yes, there is a lot of extras you can skip through but then it gets down to the origins and so on.

My wife and I used to have the Oxford English Dicitonary on CD but it was written for Windows 3.1, and at the time, was a steal at $130.

The Oxford English Dictionary had 21 definitions for Grace.  So,  dictionary.com is great for free.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/grace?s=t

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

Live long and prosper🖖

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>On Behalf Of Paul Filpus
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:10 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Online dictionary recommendation

 

Hello Listers,

I’m looking for a good online, JAWS-friendly, dictionary. I use a Lenovo laptop PC, Windows 10, and the latest version of JAWS. Please recommend your favorite one. I’d prefer a free one if possible.

Thanks,

Paul Filpus

 

 


Paul Filpus
 

Hello,
A couple of you mentioned dictionary.com, so I'll give that one a try first. Thanks to all of you for your help.
Paul


Soronel Haetir
 

I just use firefox's search bar using "define:word" (having google set
as my default search provider).

On 11/5/20, Paul Filpus <Paulfilpus@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello,
A couple of you mentioned dictionary.com, so I'll give that one a try first.
Thanks to all of you for your help.
Paul





--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@gmail.com


 

On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 06:26 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
There are a couple of really weird goings on with NVDA and the Onelook results page, and I can't figure out "who's at fault."
-
And restarting my machine has resolved those.  And that being the case, I can't imagine that JAWS will not work correctly on that page, too.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


N K Shackelford
 

I don't know anything about Lenovo, but I'm using Windows 10, NVDA,
but also JAWS, and Wordweb is accessible to me.

Nance
--
N K Shackelford
--Walk on faith and trust in love - Michael Reed--