Re: jaws options

Robin Frost

I'm happy to report that the jfw pronunciation dictionary does still exist and can be found under settings manager. It is a helpful feature for which I'm most grateful.
I'd always thought that one of the reasons offered for why System Access hadn't implemented a pronunciation dictionary was due to its cloud based orientation however I could be completely wrong in my remembrance of this and perhaps they've added one more recently. I haven't gone poking around for such as I use it so little, merely as a backup or alternative to test the accessibility of various elements on screen from time to time.
I believe JFW's research it feature still offers sports scores as mentioned as well.
And again this dovetails nicely with a point Bill inspired in another thread regarding choices and alternatives. Whether or not this is a good thing or even a preferred thing it's becoming my experience that having more than one tool of any kind today and especially more than one screen reader is no longer a luxury but rather almost a necessity these days as at any given time one can handle a given situation or on screen element as I mentioned better or more efficiently than another. And with the fluid state of technology especially content online I can't imagine that the days of merely using one screen reader exclusively and achieving ultimate functionality will return any day soon.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Koppelmann
Sent: Monday, June 6, 2016 7:57 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] jaws options

Hi Everyone,
Many thanks for your feedback on installing jaws, now I'd like to go a
bit further and ask some questions on what is your favorite jaws
option. Perhaps that's not the right word to use, so feel free to put
the right one in if you wish.
Let me give you an example. One of the things i especially hate about
system access, and I don't know if this is just mine or what, but just
almost always when I run across the word bob in a text, it doesn't say
bob at all, and one of the things I always liked about jaws is their
dictionary. I'm hoping that the dictionary still works pretty much as
it always did, but if not, could a few of you perhaps introduce me to
just how you use the dictionary these days?
Here's another good example, and this one appears in Jaws, or it did in
the early millennium anyway, and I'm talking about these 3 letter month
things like Jun and Jul which don'e sound anything like June or July,
but with the dictionary, you can make mar in to March and Jan in to
January and the like.

I also liked the facility that Jaws had with scores back in the day,
and I seriously hope that they've not removed it. So, have they added
any other fun things that you can do with jaws?

My special favorite is how you can check for updates, I really like
that, and that's absolutely the way it should be. With system access,
they don't tell you about updates, they just assume that you'll want
the update, and suddenly it's there. While I don't mind that, I bet
there are some of you who would mind it quite a lot and might want to
stay with the older version or whatever the word is.
So, use your imagination here, and if you think that your thoughts
might be just a bit off the curve, feel free to write to me directly at

Bill Koppelmann
FACEBOOK: Bill.Koppelmann
skype: billblinkster
have a great day
and keep standing up for
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