moderated Smart glance and Microsoft Word


Leo
 

Hello everyone,

I noticed that this amazing and wonderful new feature introduced in Jaws 2023 Beta only works in Web Pages and PDF documents. It would be outstanding, however, if it will work in Microsoft Word because it will make easier to go straight to the text that contains some attributes. Is there any beta tester in this lists?   I’m using the Beta, but we all know that FS pays much more attention  to some users than others. I’m not whining or complaining, just saying that this feature is worth someone   letting know these guys the  amazing feature that it would be…

 

Best,

Leo Bado

 


Bill White
 

Hi, Leo. Send E-mail feedback to suggestions@....

 

Bill White

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Leo
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2022 1:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Smart glance and Microsoft Word

 

Hello everyone,

I noticed that this amazing and wonderful new feature introduced in Jaws 2023 Beta only works in Web Pages and PDF documents. It would be outstanding, however, if it will work in Microsoft Word because it will make easier to go straight to the text that contains some attributes. Is there any beta tester in this lists?   I’m using the Beta, but we all know that FS pays much more attention  to some users than others. I’m not whining or complaining, just saying that this feature is worth someone   letting know these guys the  amazing feature that it would be…

 

Best,

Leo Bado

 


Steve Nutt
 

Hi,

 

I’d use the beta feedback form, because since the beta is public, you are quite entitled to feed it back.

 

Are you sure it doesn’t work? You did turn on virtual cursor in Word?

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo
Sent: 30 September 2022 21:18
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Smart glance and Microsoft Word

 

Hello everyone,

I noticed that this amazing and wonderful new feature introduced in Jaws 2023 Beta only works in Web Pages and PDF documents. It would be outstanding, however, if it will work in Microsoft Word because it will make easier to go straight to the text that contains some attributes. Is there any beta tester in this lists?   I’m using the Beta, but we all know that FS pays much more attention  to some users than others. I’m not whining or complaining, just saying that this feature is worth someone   letting know these guys the  amazing feature that it would be…

 

Best,

Leo Bado

 


Ann Byrne
 

What is smart glance supposed to do?

Thx

At 04:57 AM 10/6/2022, you wrote:

Hi,



I’d use the beta feedback form, because since the beta is public, you are quite entitled to feed it back.



Are you sure it doesn’t work? You did turn on virtual cursor in Word?



All the best


Steve



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo
Sent: 30 September 2022 21:18
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Smart glance and Microsoft Word



Hello everyone,

I noticed that this amazing and wonderful new feature introduced in Jaws 2023 Beta only works in Web Pages and PDF documents. It would be outstanding, however, if it will work in Microsoft Word because it will make easier to go straight to the text that contains some attributes. Is there any beta tester in this lists? I’m using the Beta, but we all know that FS pays much more attention to some users than others. I’m not whining or complaining, just saying that this feature is worth someone letting know these guys the amazing feature that it would be…



Best,

Leo Bado




Bill White
 

Hi, Ann. It's supposed to give a person a summary of what a webpage
contains, based on the input you give it.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Thursday, October 6, 2022 5:16 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Smart glance and Microsoft Word

What is smart glance supposed to do?

Thx
At 04:57 AM 10/6/2022, you wrote:

Hi,



I'd use the beta feedback form, because since
the beta is public, you are quite entitled to feed it back.



Are you sure it doesn't work? You did turn on virtual cursor in Word?



All the best


Steve



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo
Sent: 30 September 2022 21:18
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Smart glance and Microsoft Word



Hello everyone,

I noticed that this amazing and wonderful new
feature introduced in Jaws 2023 Beta only works
in Web Pages and PDF documents. It would be
outstanding, however, if it will work in
Microsoft Word because it will make easier to go
straight to the text that contains some
attributes. Is there any beta tester in this
lists? I'm using the Beta, but we all know
that FS pays much more attention to some users
than others. I'm not whining or complaining,
just saying that this feature is worth
someone letting know these guys the amazing feature that it would be.



Best,

Leo Bado




Marc Grossman
 

Not exactly a summary. Sometimes a web page will not have good semantic markup from the developers. That means that the page might lack headings or landmarks. For a screen reader user, this makes navigation more difficult. The smart glance feature is an attempt to place the Jaws focus at a place on the page where the user might find interesting information. Ryan Jones talks about it in one of the FSCast episodes. It is a work in progress and your results will vary depending on the web page.


Leo
 

Yes, exactly .In addition, for users in general, a quick navigation key was added, which is  the Y key, so if you find yourself peering around a web page, you just push Y or shift plus Y, and you will be taken to those highlight places where Jaws couldn’t get so quickly before. These highlight information generally represents attributes in the font, such as underline, italic and bold. I believe it is a wonderful feature because it seems to work in both web pages  and PDF documents; however, sadly it doesn’t seem to work in Microsoft Word, and particularly in this  text editor, it would make so much easier for the user to peer around the document.

 

Best,

Leo Bado

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marc Grossman
Sent: Thursday, October 6, 2022 12:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Smart glance and Microsoft Word

 

Not exactly a summary. Sometimes a web page will not have good semantic markup from the developers. That means that the page might lack headings or landmarks. For a screen reader user, this makes navigation more difficult. The smart glance feature is an attempt to place the Jaws focus at a place on the page where the user might find interesting information. Ryan Jones talks about it in one of the FSCast episodes. It is a work in progress and your results will vary depending on the web page.


Steve Nutt
 

It takes you to an area of the site that is highlighted to give attention to
a sighted person. It may not be a link or heading, but merely a font change.
But anything that grabs the eye.

It's unique as far as I know in the screen reader world.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: 06 October 2022 13:16
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Smart glance and Microsoft Word

What is smart glance supposed to do?

Thx
At 04:57 AM 10/6/2022, you wrote:

Hi,



I'd use the beta feedback form, because since the beta is public, you
are quite entitled to feed it back.



Are you sure it doesn't work? You did turn on virtual cursor in Word?



All the best


Steve



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo
Sent: 30 September 2022 21:18
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Smart glance and Microsoft Word



Hello everyone,

I noticed that this amazing and wonderful new feature introduced in
Jaws 2023 Beta only works in Web Pages and PDF documents. It would be
outstanding, however, if it will work in Microsoft Word because it will
make easier to go straight to the text that contains some attributes.
Is there any beta tester in this
lists? I'm using the Beta, but we all know
that FS pays much more attention to some users than others. I'm not
whining or complaining, just saying that this feature is worth
someone letting know these guys the amazing feature that it would be.



Best,

Leo Bado




Steve Nutt
 

Not quite.

It jumps to an area of attention that is only visual. Shift Y goes to the
previous glance.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: 06 October 2022 19:01
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Smart glance and Microsoft Word

Hi, Ann. It's supposed to give a person a summary of what a webpage
contains, based on the input you give it.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Thursday, October 6, 2022 5:16 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Smart glance and Microsoft Word

What is smart glance supposed to do?

Thx
At 04:57 AM 10/6/2022, you wrote:

Hi,



I'd use the beta feedback form, because since the beta is public, you
are quite entitled to feed it back.



Are you sure it doesn't work? You did turn on virtual cursor in Word?



All the best


Steve



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo
Sent: 30 September 2022 21:18
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Smart glance and Microsoft Word



Hello everyone,

I noticed that this amazing and wonderful new feature introduced in
Jaws 2023 Beta only works in Web Pages and PDF documents. It would be
outstanding, however, if it will work in Microsoft Word because it will
make easier to go straight to the text that contains some attributes.
Is there any beta tester in this
lists? I'm using the Beta, but we all know
that FS pays much more attention to some users than others. I'm not
whining or complaining, just saying that this feature is worth
someone letting know these guys the amazing feature that it would be.



Best,

Leo Bado