moderated New Subscriber Contemplating Switching from NVDA to JAWS with A Few Questions


 

Hi all. I've been playing with JAWS 2022 for a little while now. I'm a long-time user of NVDA and like it, but I'm interested in some of the features JAWS provides that NVDA doesn't, and I'd like to start using Braille more since I love Braille and am autistic and sometimes have periods of sensory overload with all my screen readers going off around me and other noises in my environment. I know JAWS provides better Braille support, and I'm hoping to get a Braille display soon. I have a few questions though. Are there any resources for finding scripts? I'm used to looking for add-ons in one location, like the NVDA add-ons website. Also, is there a way to make JAWS speak passwords? With NVDA, I have an add-on that does this. Does anyone know of any training resources for people who already know how to use a computer, advanced computer users, or people who have used other screen readers? I looked at the basic training materials, but they seemed a little basic for my needs. Finally, is there anyone who has made this switch and might be able to give me some tips on switching? Thanks.


Karen Reynolds
 

Hi Lanie,
I don't use scripts, so I can't help you there. I do use a braille display. It is the Focus 40 5th generation. Since I've been a long time user of Jaws, early to mid 90's, I chose this display over others because I wanted the two to work well together. Since Then I understand there are several from other companies that work well with Jaws too.

There is another group. The group I found has a braille display focus only. Getting them to work with screen readers; including NVDA, Narrator, IOS, Jaws, etc.; is often discussed on that list. Also deciding which one might work best with your preferred screen reader. Here is the link to learn more.

https://groups.io/g/braille-display-users

I hope this helps, and I've not stepped on the toes of the moderator.
Karen

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lanie Molinar
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2022 11:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: New Subscriber Contemplating Switching from NVDA to JAWS with A Few Questions

Hi all. I've been playing with JAWS 2022 for a little while now. I'm a long-time user of NVDA and like it, but I'm interested in some of the features JAWS provides that NVDA doesn't, and I'd like to start using Braille more since I love Braille and am autistic and sometimes have periods of sensory overload with all my screen readers going off around me and other noises in my environment. I know JAWS provides better Braille support, and I'm hoping to get a Braille display soon. I have a few questions though. Are there any resources for finding scripts? I'm used to looking for add-ons in one location, like the NVDA add-ons website. Also, is there a way to make JAWS speak passwords? With NVDA, I have an add-on that does this. Does anyone know of any training resources for people who already know how to use a computer, advanced computer users, or people who have used other screen readers? I looked at the basic training materials, but they seemed a little basic for my needs. Finally, is there anyone who has made this switch and might be able to give me some tips on switching? Thanks.


ratshtron
 

Hmmmm, if you use jaws you use scripts, lol!

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Karen Reynolds <karenreynolds2061@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 9:34:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: New Subscriber Contemplating Switching from NVDA to JAWS with A Few Questions
 
Hi Lanie,
I don't use scripts, so I can't help you there. I do use a braille display. It is the Focus 40 5th generation. Since I've been a long time user of Jaws, early to mid 90's, I chose this display over others because I wanted the two to work well together. Since Then I understand there are several from other companies that work well with Jaws too.

There is another group. The group I found has a braille display focus only. Getting them to work with screen readers; including NVDA, Narrator, IOS, Jaws, etc.; is often discussed on that list. Also deciding which one might work best with your preferred screen reader. Here is the link to learn more.

https://groups.io/g/braille-display-users

I hope this helps, and I've not stepped on the toes of the moderator.
Karen


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lanie Molinar
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2022 11:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: New Subscriber Contemplating Switching from NVDA to JAWS with A Few Questions

Hi all. I've been playing with JAWS 2022 for a little while now. I'm a long-time user of NVDA and like it, but I'm interested in some of the features JAWS provides that NVDA doesn't, and I'd like to start using Braille more since I love Braille and am autistic and sometimes have periods of sensory overload with all my screen readers going off around me and other noises in my environment. I know JAWS provides better Braille support, and I'm hoping to get a Braille display soon. I have a few questions though. Are there any resources for finding scripts? I'm used to looking for add-ons in one location, like the NVDA add-ons website. Also, is there a way to make JAWS speak passwords? With NVDA, I have an add-on that does this. Does anyone know of any training resources for people who already know how to use a computer, advanced computer users, or people who have used other screen readers? I looked at the basic training materials, but they seemed a little basic for my needs. Finally, is there anyone who has made this switch and might be able to give me some tips on switching? Thanks.












James Malone <james.malone93502@...>
 

From reading the post, Lanie was indeed aware that Jaws uses
"scripts". The question was more in regards to the best places to
obtain said scripts. NVDA has a couple of repositories for it's
addons, they (and now I,) were wondering if there are such places for
Jaws these days. The only ones I know of are the scripts done by Brian
Hartgen, as well as the Reaper scripts. :)

On 6/12/22, ratshtron <northstarr1950@...> wrote:
Hmmmm, if you use jaws you use scripts, lol!

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Karen Reynolds
<karenreynolds2061@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 9:34:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: New Subscriber Contemplating Switching from NVDA to JAWS with A
Few Questions

Hi Lanie,
I don't use scripts, so I can't help you there. I do use a braille display.
It is the Focus 40 5th generation. Since I've been a long time user of Jaws,
early to mid 90's, I chose this display over others because I wanted the two
to work well together. Since Then I understand there are several from other
companies that work well with Jaws too.

There is another group. The group I found has a braille display focus only.
Getting them to work with screen readers; including NVDA, Narrator, IOS,
Jaws, etc.; is often discussed on that list. Also deciding which one might
work best with your preferred screen reader. Here is the link to learn
more.

https://groups.io/g/braille-display-users

I hope this helps, and I've not stepped on the toes of the moderator.
Karen


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lanie Molinar
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2022 11:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: New Subscriber Contemplating Switching from NVDA to JAWS with A Few
Questions

Hi all. I've been playing with JAWS 2022 for a little while now. I'm a
long-time user of NVDA and like it, but I'm interested in some of the
features JAWS provides that NVDA doesn't, and I'd like to start using
Braille more since I love Braille and am autistic and sometimes have periods
of sensory overload with all my screen readers going off around me and other
noises in my environment. I know JAWS provides better Braille support, and
I'm hoping to get a Braille display soon. I have a few questions though. Are
there any resources for finding scripts? I'm used to looking for add-ons in
one location, like the NVDA add-ons website. Also, is there a way to make
JAWS speak passwords? With NVDA, I have an add-on that does this. Does
anyone know of any training resources for people who already know how to use
a computer, advanced computer users, or people who have used other screen
readers? I looked at the basic training materials, but they seemed a little
basic for my needs. Finally, is there anyone who has made this switch and
might be able to give me some tips on switching? Thanks.

















Steve Nutt
 

Hi,

There is also Doug Lee's scripts for JAWS, at http://www.dlee.org

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Malone
Sent: 12 June 2022 00:41
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: New Subscriber Contemplating Switching from NVDA to JAWS with A Few Questions

From reading the post, Lanie was indeed aware that Jaws uses "scripts". The question was more in regards to the best places to obtain said scripts. NVDA has a couple of repositories for it's addons, they (and now I,) were wondering if there are such places for Jaws these days. The only ones I know of are the scripts done by Brian Hartgen, as well as the Reaper scripts. :)

On 6/12/22, ratshtron <northstarr1950@...> wrote:
Hmmmm, if you use jaws you use scripts, lol!

Get Outlook for iOS<https://aka.ms/o0ukef>
________________________________
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Karen
Reynolds <karenreynolds2061@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 9:34:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: New Subscriber Contemplating Switching from NVDA to JAWS
with A Few Questions

Hi Lanie,
I don't use scripts, so I can't help you there. I do use a braille display.
It is the Focus 40 5th generation. Since I've been a long time user of
Jaws, early to mid 90's, I chose this display over others because I
wanted the two to work well together. Since Then I understand there
are several from other companies that work well with Jaws too.

There is another group. The group I found has a braille display focus only.
Getting them to work with screen readers; including NVDA, Narrator,
IOS, Jaws, etc.; is often discussed on that list. Also deciding which
one might work best with your preferred screen reader. Here is the
link to learn more.

https://groups.io/g/braille-display-users

I hope this helps, and I've not stepped on the toes of the moderator.
Karen


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lanie
Molinar
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2022 11:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: New Subscriber Contemplating Switching from NVDA to JAWS with
A Few Questions

Hi all. I've been playing with JAWS 2022 for a little while now. I'm a
long-time user of NVDA and like it, but I'm interested in some of the
features JAWS provides that NVDA doesn't, and I'd like to start using
Braille more since I love Braille and am autistic and sometimes have
periods of sensory overload with all my screen readers going off
around me and other noises in my environment. I know JAWS provides
better Braille support, and I'm hoping to get a Braille display soon.
I have a few questions though. Are there any resources for finding
scripts? I'm used to looking for add-ons in one location, like the
NVDA add-ons website. Also, is there a way to make JAWS speak
passwords? With NVDA, I have an add-on that does this. Does anyone
know of any training resources for people who already know how to use
a computer, advanced computer users, or people who have used other
screen readers? I looked at the basic training materials, but they
seemed a little basic for my needs. Finally, is there anyone who has made this switch and might be able to give me some tips on switching? Thanks.