Re: jaws options

Carolyn Arnold

I can just hit Insert-D and am in the Dictionary, but also can get into
it in JAWS Manager with Insert-F2.

Bye for now,


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Robin Frost
Sent: Monday, June 6, 2016 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws options

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
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
God and our country

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