moderated JAWS July Update, Build 2107.12 Download Link + What's New


Mike B.
 

Hi All,
 
Okay, the July update is now available: JAWS 2021.2107.12, the download link plus what's new is below.
 
32 & 64 bit systems:
 
 
What's new:
 
Enhancements in JAWS 2021.2107.12 (July 2021)
The following is a list of improvements made between the May 2021 release and the July 2021 update.


list of 19 items
• Changed the keystroke to access the Quick Keys layer in Google Docs to INSERT+SPACEBAR  followed by G . Once this layer is active, you can use keystrokes
to quickly move to specific elements in a document such as H  for headings, T  for tables, C  for comments, and more. To see a full list of available commands,
press INSERT+SPACEBAR  followed by G  while focused in Google Docs, and then press QUESTION MARK .
• Addressed issues with JAWS not reading as expected when navigating a table of contents in Google Docs using CTRL+UP ARROW  and CTRL+DOWN ARROW  to read
by paragraph.
• Added support for horizontal lines inserted into Google documents as separators.
• When navigating by word in a cell in Google Sheets, resolved an issue where JAWS would repeat the last word.
• Resolved an issue in Google Sheets where JAWS was not properly announcing links that directly followed each other on separate lines.
• Resolved an issue with JAWS not reading search results on the Windows 11 Start Screen.
• Resolved reported problems where some users were finding Navigation Quick Keys turned on when trying to reply to Outlook email messages.
• Resolved an issue where selecting text in Outlook using the keyboard was not scrolling the screen as expected, making it difficult for Fusion users or
anyone sighted using JAWS to determine what was selected.
• Addressed an issue where it was no longer possible to use JAWS to create or edit posts in WordPress 5.60 or later.
• Improved announcements of regions on web pages that include an aria-roledescription attribute.
• When navigating tables on web pages, resolved an issue where JAWS would not always announce row and column headers when headers were not defined by the
table author.
• Pressing the layered command INSERT+SPACEBAR  followed by N  now speaks the most recent Windows notification even when Speech On Demand is active.
• In Outlook, the JAWS keystroke for moving to the body of a message or the notes area of a Calendar appointment is now INSERT+ALT+GRAVE ACCENT . This
has also been updated in the JAWS Commands Search ( INSERT+SPACEBAR, J ). The previous keystroke, ALT+GRAVE ACCENT , is now used by Microsoft to activate
their email dictation feature.
• Made changes necessary for JAWS to properly support Mozilla Thunderbird 87 and later.
• Added JAWS support for the NLSeReader Zoomax braille display available from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in
the United States. Note that a system driver, available from the manufacturer, must be installed first before this display can be used with JAWS.
• Resolved an issue with Kofax Power PDF where JAWS would only read the first line of a PDF document.
• After modifying a Speech and Sounds scheme and choosing to make it the default, addressed an issue where it was not being saved as the default scheme
as expected.
• Medical Device Regulation numbers have been added for JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion releases as of the July 2021 updates. These numbers are displayed in
the About dialog boxes for each software product.
• Removed the Convert Currency Research It lookup source due to changes with the xe.com website which no longer allows us to retrieve information.
list end
 
 
Enhancements in JAWS 2021.2107.12 (July 2021)
The following is a list of improvements made between the May 2021 release and the July 2021 update.
To download the latest release, visit the
Downloads web page.
You must be logged on as an administrator to install this software.
list of 19 items
• Changed the keystroke to access the Quick Keys layer in Google Docs to INSERT+SPACEBAR  followed by G . Once this layer is active, you can use keystrokes
to quickly move to specific elements in a document such as H  for headings, T  for tables, C  for comments, and more. To see a full list of available commands,
press INSERT+SPACEBAR  followed by G  while focused in Google Docs, and then press QUESTION MARK .
• Addressed issues with JAWS not reading as expected when navigating a table of contents in Google Docs using CTRL+UP ARROW  and CTRL+DOWN ARROW  to read
by paragraph.
• Added support for horizontal lines inserted into Google documents as separators.
• When navigating by word in a cell in Google Sheets, resolved an issue where JAWS would repeat the last word.
• Resolved an issue in Google Sheets where JAWS was not properly announcing links that directly followed each other on separate lines.
• Resolved an issue with JAWS not reading search results on the Windows 11 Start Screen.
• Resolved reported problems where some users were finding Navigation Quick Keys turned on when trying to reply to Outlook email messages.
• Resolved an issue where selecting text in Outlook using the keyboard was not scrolling the screen as expected, making it difficult for Fusion users or
anyone sighted using JAWS to determine what was selected.
• Addressed an issue where it was no longer possible to use JAWS to create or edit posts in WordPress 5.60 or later.
• Improved announcements of regions on web pages that include an aria-roledescription attribute.
• When navigating tables on web pages, resolved an issue where JAWS would not always announce row and column headers when headers were not defined by the
table author.
• Pressing the layered command INSERT+SPACEBAR  followed by N  now speaks the most recent Windows notification even when Speech On Demand is active.
• In Outlook, the JAWS keystroke for moving to the body of a message or the notes area of a Calendar appointment is now INSERT+ALT+GRAVE ACCENT . This
has also been updated in the JAWS Commands Search ( INSERT+SPACEBAR, J ). The previous keystroke, ALT+GRAVE ACCENT , is now used by Microsoft to activate
their email dictation feature.
• Made changes necessary for JAWS to properly support Mozilla Thunderbird 87 and later.
• Added JAWS support for the NLSeReader Zoomax braille display available from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in
the United States. Note that a system driver, available from the manufacturer, must be installed first before this display can be used with JAWS.
• Resolved an issue with Kofax Power PDF where JAWS would only read the first line of a PDF document.
• After modifying a Speech and Sounds scheme and choosing to make it the default, addressed an issue where it was not being saved as the default scheme
as expected.
• Medical Device Regulation numbers have been added for JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion releases as of the July 2021 updates. These numbers are displayed in
the About dialog boxes for each software product.
• Removed the Convert Currency Research It lookup source due to changes with the xe.com website which no longer allows us to retrieve information.
list end
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"