#### Moderated Displaying fractions

Ann Byrne

windows 10; Microsoft Edge; JAWS2023

My student is working with a multiple choice math test, where some of the answers are fractions. JAWS has read these numbers as 'x', not numbers.. I have looked at them with NVDA, which says 'x'; but Narrator reads them with numbers, such as 1 16--without the slash. going back to JAWS, suddenly it read the fractions correctly. First it said "1 16"; down arrow said "1/16. math content".
When I left the page and returned to it, the fractions read as 'x'.

How did I make the stinkin' change? How can I make JAWS read the fractions correctly on my student's computer???

HI Ann,

I've never had fractions verbalized as "X." However, as I expect you've figured out, you could get past the date conversion by unchecking the date processing checkboxes. I just typed "date" into the JAWS settings center and it came up.

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 6:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Displaying fractions

windows 10; Microsoft Edge; JAWS2023

My student is working with a multiple choice math test, where some of the answers are fractions. JAWS has read these numbers as 'x', not numbers.. I have looked at them with NVDA, which says 'x'; but Narrator reads them with numbers, such as 1 16--without the slash. going back to JAWS, suddenly it read the fractions correctly. First it said "1 16"; down arrow said "1/16. math content".
When I left the page and returned to it, the fractions read as 'x'.

How did I make the stinkin' change? How can I make JAWS read the fractions correctly on my student's computer???

K0LNY

For the one program, and you can remove it later, you can have the Jaws
dictionary say times instead of X and divided by, instead of slash.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Byrne" <annakb@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 5:01 PM
Subject: Displaying fractions

windows 10; Microsoft Edge; JAWS2023

My student is working with a multiple choice math test, where some of
the answers are fractions. JAWS has read these numbers as 'x', not
numbers.. I have looked at them with NVDA, which says 'x'; but
Narrator reads them with numbers, such as 1 16--without the
slash. going back to JAWS, suddenly it read the fractions
correctly. First it said "1 16"; down arrow said "1/16. math content".
When I left the page and returned to it, the fractions read as 'x'.

How did I make the stinkin' change? How can I make JAWS read the
fractions correctly on my student's computer???

Soronel Haetir

I've only encountered jaws saying "x" with formatted math content and
in that case it also verbalizes "math content" in addition to the "x".

On 2/22/23, K0LNY <glenn@...> wrote:
For the one program, and you can remove it later, you can have the Jaws
dictionary say times instead of X and divided by, instead of slash.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Byrne" <annakb@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 5:01 PM
Subject: Displaying fractions

windows 10; Microsoft Edge; JAWS2023

My student is working with a multiple choice math test, where some of
the answers are fractions. JAWS has read these numbers as 'x', not
numbers.. I have looked at them with NVDA, which says 'x'; but
Narrator reads them with numbers, such as 1 16--without the
slash. going back to JAWS, suddenly it read the fractions
correctly. First it said "1 16"; down arrow said "1/16. math content".
When I left the page and returned to it, the fractions read as 'x'.

How did I make the stinkin' change? How can I make JAWS read the
fractions correctly on my student's computer???

--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@...

Mike B.

Hi Ann,

Activate Narrator, then switch back to Jaws and see if that's the fix.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
Note from a creditor: Dear Sir, Your account has been on our books for over a year.  We want to remind you that we have now carried you longer than your mother did!"

----- Original Message -----
From: Ann Byrne
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 3:01 PM
Subject: Displaying fractions

windows 10; Microsoft Edge; JAWS2023

My student is working with a multiple choice math test, where some of
the answers are fractions.  JAWS has read these numbers as 'x', not
numbers..  I have looked at them with NVDA, which says 'x'; but
Narrator reads them with numbers, such as 1 16--without the
slash.  going back to JAWS, suddenly it read the fractions
correctly.  First it said "1 16"; down arrow said "1/16. math content".
When I left the page and returned to it, the fractions read as 'x'.

How did I make the stinkin' change?  How can I make JAWS read the
fractions correctly on my student's computer???

Ashleigh Piccinino

Could the math content possibly be math? ML? That would read correctly with Jaws, I think.

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2023 12:42:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Displaying fractions

Hi Ann,

Activate Narrator, then switch back to Jaws and see if that's the fix.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
Note from a creditor: Dear Sir, Your account has been on our books for over a year.  We want to remind you that we have now carried you longer than your mother did!"

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 3:01 PM
Subject: Displaying fractions

windows 10; Microsoft Edge; JAWS2023

My student is working with a multiple choice math test, where some of
the answers are fractions.  JAWS has read these numbers as 'x', not
numbers..  I have looked at them with NVDA, which says 'x'; but
Narrator reads them with numbers, such as 1 16--without the
slash.  going back to JAWS, suddenly it read the fractions
correctly.  First it said "1 16"; down arrow said "1/16. math content".
When I left the page and returned to it, the fractions read as 'x'.

How did I make the stinkin' change?  How can I make JAWS read the
fractions correctly on my student's computer???

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