moderated how do i open the accessibility options in adobe acrobat reader with Jaws?


molly the blind tech lover
 

Greetings.
I am trying to read my flashlight manual, which is a PDF. When I open
the PDF in adobe acrobat, nothing happens. How do I bring up the
accessibility options in adobe acrobat that would allow Jaws to read
the PDF? I need to read the manual so I can figure out how to turn
this flashlight off. Darn electronically controlled switch. Any
answers will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Curtis Chong
 

Hello Molly:

In Adobe Reader, before opening anything, Press ALT+E to get to the Edit Menu. Then up arrow to Accessibility. Open with Enter and find Accessibility Assistant.

However, I don't think this is your problem. Lots of times, when you open a PDF in Adobe, you are in what JAWS thinks of as a Blank screen. Press CTRL+K, then Escape. This might be enough to kick start things.

Alternatively, you can just focus on the PDF file with File Explorer, open the Context Menu with SHIFT+F1, and arrow to and activate Convenient OCR with JAWS.

Cordially,

Curtis Chong

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of molly the blind tech lover
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2022 3:19 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: how do i open the accessibility options in adobe acrobat reader with Jaws?

Greetings.
I am trying to read my flashlight manual, which is a PDF. When I open
the PDF in adobe acrobat, nothing happens. How do I bring up the
accessibility options in adobe acrobat that would allow Jaws to read
the PDF? I need to read the manual so I can figure out how to turn
this flashlight off. Darn electronically controlled switch. Any
answers will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


 

Molly,

Also, don't discount the fact that it's possible that the PDF is image scanned, and may need to be OCRed.  Rare, yes, but unheard of, no.
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Brian Virginia, USA Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 19045  

If you cannot or will not imagine the results of your actions, there’s no way you can act morally or responsibly.  Little kids can’t do it; babies are morally monsters — completely greedy. Their imagination has to be trained into foresight and empathy.

         ~ Ursula LeGuin, 2005 Interview in The Guardian


molly the blind tech lover
 

Thanks everyone. I was able to read the pdf. Who knew flashlights
could be so complicated lol?

On 10/21/22, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
Molly,

Also, don't discount the fact that it's possible that the PDF is image
scanned, and may need to be OCRed. Rare, yes, but unheard of, no.
--

Brian - Virginia, USA - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 19045

*If you cannot or will not imagine the results of your actions, there’s no
way you can act morally or responsibly. Little kids can’t do it; babies are
morally monsters — completely greedy. Their imagination has to be trained
into foresight and empathy.*

~ Ursula LeGuin, 2005 Interview in The Guardian






 

On Fri, Oct 21, 2022 at 05:56 PM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:
I was able to read the pdf.
-
So, what was the problem?  What was the solution?

I'd like to know, and so may other readers.
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Brian Virginia, USA Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 19045  

If you cannot or will not imagine the results of your actions, there’s no way you can act morally or responsibly.  Little kids can’t do it; babies are morally monsters — completely greedy. Their imagination has to be trained into foresight and empathy.

         ~ Ursula LeGuin, 2005 Interview in The Guardian


Steve Nutt
 

And if you need to scan it, then JAWS Key and O, then D.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: 21 October 2022 22:29
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: how do i open the accessibility options in adobe acrobat reader with Jaws?

 

Molly,

Also, don't discount the fact that it's possible that the PDF is image scanned, and may need to be OCRed.  Rare, yes, but unheard of, no.
--

Brian Virginia, USA Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 19045  

If you cannot or will not imagine the results of your actions, there’s no way you can act morally or responsibly.  Little kids can’t do it; babies are morally monsters — completely greedy. Their imagination has to be trained into foresight and empathy.

         ~ Ursula LeGuin, 2005 Interview in The Guardian


K0LNY
 


I always have trouble reading more than a single page in a PDF, I've tried control page down, which I always thought was to advance to the next page, but that doesn't ever work.
Sometimes I can just arrow down line by line, but mostly it stops on the page I originally opened.
Is there a guide somewhere for working with PDF files?
I typically just convert them to TXT because of the hassles of trying to read them over the years.
Thanks.
 
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Nutt
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2022 10:02 AM
Subject: Re: how do i open the accessibility options in adobe acrobat reader with Jaws?

And if you need to scan it, then JAWS Key and O, then D.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: 21 October 2022 22:29
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: how do i open the accessibility options in adobe acrobat reader with Jaws?

 

Molly,

Also, don't discount the fact that it's possible that the PDF is image scanned, and may need to be OCRed.  Rare, yes, but unheard of, no.
--

Brian Virginia, USA Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 19045  

If you cannot or will not imagine the results of your actions, there’s no way you can act morally or responsibly.  Little kids can’t do it; babies are morally monsters — completely greedy. Their imagination has to be trained into foresight and empathy.

         ~ Ursula LeGuin, 2005 Interview in The Guardian


Ashleigh Piccinino
 

That works for scanned images of PDFs. Now, for the file itself. Still use the JAWS key, and o for the OCR. However, press’s f for file. Of course, you can’t do this when the file’s open but closed and on your computer’s hard drive somewhere, documents, maybe. After you wait until all the OCR results are there, you can “Open in Word …” that’s at the bottom of the result page, and it works really well … at least for me.

Ashleigh Piccinino

 

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From: Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2022 10:08 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: how do i open the accessibility options in adobe acrobat reader with Jaws?

 

I always have trouble reading more than a single page in a PDF, I've tried control page down, which I always thought was to advance to the next page, but that doesn't ever work.

Sometimes I can just arrow down line by line, but mostly it stops on the page I originally opened.

Is there a guide somewhere for working with PDF files?

I typically just convert them to TXT because of the hassles of trying to read them over the years.

Thanks.

 

Glenn

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

From: Steve Nutt

Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2022 10:02 AM

Subject: Re: how do i open the accessibility options in adobe acrobat reader with Jaws?

 

And if you need to scan it, then JAWS Key and O, then D.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: 21 October 2022 22:29
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: how do i open the accessibility options in adobe acrobat reader with Jaws?

 

Molly,

Also, don't discount the fact that it's possible that the PDF is image scanned, and may need to be OCRed.  Rare, yes, but unheard of, no.
--

Brian Virginia, USA Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 19045  

If you cannot or will not imagine the results of your actions, there’s no way you can act morally or responsibly.  Little kids can’t do it; babies are morally monsters — completely greedy. Their imagination has to be trained into foresight and empathy.

         ~ Ursula LeGuin, 2005 Interview in The Guardian