Re: Need help labeling a graphic with Jaws

Norma A. Boge

Hi group


The button I need to access is the “end call” button in a VOIP app so not practical for sighted assistance.

I spoke with Vispero tech support and it seems my only option is to get a custom script developed. This is what I was suspecting would have to happen. Since it’s for my work, I don’t have a choice, but I’ll get it done.

Gene, I will explore the frame idea you mentioned. I did try NVDA and it didn’t find the button, either. I search the user guide for “label a graphic” and found nothing, but I will research the NVDA add-on and see if I can come up with a fix.

Mike B., I definitely have “show all graphics” enabled. When I come across an issue like this, I immediately adjust Jaws so it is reading everything it sees. None of the Jaws cursors sees this button, so, as the tech support person said, “if Jaws doesn’t see it, it can’t label it.”

I’ll make this happen for me. In the meantime, the only way to end a call is to close the app. Not convenient, but it works.


Thanks guys,





From: <> On Behalf Of Vicky Vaughan
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need help labeling a graphic with Jaws


Hi Norma, I understand about Jaws not seeing or working with something on the screen that a sighted person can mouse, since I find the same thing happening with iTunes. 


I can try something with Jaws, and it does not work, while a sighted person can do the same thing, when Jaws is off and then it works.


Jaws people are aware enough of this type of thing to have set up Aira to give support without charge for when these things happen.


Hope you can find a workable solution for your situation.


Sincerely, Vicky V



From: <> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need help labeling a graphic with Jaws


Hi Mike,


I’m familiar with these instructions. However, they work only if Jaws sees the graphic. I did mention Jaws does not detect the graphic, but a sighted person can click on it with a mouse.

Ok, I get this might be impossible. I need to place the Jaws cursor on a button which is completely visual, Jaws doesn’t detect the button at all. .

I need to make this happen for my job. I’m going to call Vispero now and keep my fingers crossed!






From: <> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need help labeling a graphic with Jaws


Hi Norma,


The info / steps below are for older versions of Jaws, but should still work:

Creating a Graphic Label Manually
To practice creating a Graphic Label, use HJPad. To launch HJPad go to Start, Programs, JAWS X (where X is the JAWS version number), Run HJPad.
Using the Graphics Labeler is easy, but before you start ensure that you have speak graphics verbosity turned on. Follow these steps to be sure:
With HJPad open, press INSERT+V to bring up the Verbosity dialog box.
Press G to move to the Graphics Verbosity item in the list box.
Press the SPACEBAR until you hear JAWS say, "All graphics," and then press ENTER.
Now that all graphics will be spoken, you are ready to find a graphic to label.
Press the NUM PAD MINUS key to activate the JAWS cursor.
Tip: To navigate to the toolbar, first press PAGE UP to move to the top of the window, and then press HOME to move to the top, left.
Use the arrow keys to move to the first toolbar button. You will hear, "Graphic XXX." XXX can indicate any number.
Press INSERT+G to open the Graphics Labeler.
When the Graphics Labeler is opened, the focus is in the edit field, where you should enter the label for the graphic. It will contain the graphic number. 
Press the delete key to remove the number then, type the name for your graphic.
Press the TAB key to move to the Braille label field. Here you can enter a label for a Braille display.
Next press the TAB key to move to a group of radio buttons that will let you determine where you want to save the label, in the application file, default
file, or both files.  Choose the application file. 
Press ENTER to activate your graphic label.
Note: To edit a graphic label, use the same procedure that you would to create a new graphic label, and just change the name of the label in the Graphics
Labeler when it opens. To delete a graphic label, do the same, but delete the name in the Graphics Labeler.
Using the Auto Graphics Labeler
The Auto Graphics Labeler assigns a text label to all graphics that are associated with ToolTips. A ToolTip is a brief description of a graphic that appears
on the screen as you point to the graphic with your mouse.
To activate the Auto Graphics Labeler, open the desired application, and press CTRL+INSERT+G.
JAWS will attempt to label all graphics. Do not move the mouse or press any keys on the keyboard until JAWS states that the Auto Graphics Labeler is finished.
When JAWS finishes, it will announce the newly labeled graphics.
After using the Auto Graphics Labeler, you can use CTRL+INSERT+SHIFT+G to bring up the Select Graphic to Click Dialog box. With this dialog box, you can
use your arrow keys to move through the available graphics, and then press the TAB key to move to the OK button and press ENTER to activate the graphic
you selected.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Rams!
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----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:28 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Need help labeling a graphic with Jaws


Hi list,

I'm using Jaws 2020 current and I have a desktop app that has graphics I need to label. Jaws does not detect the graphic at all, but my sighted friend can click on it with the mouse. Since I need to have the Jaws cursor on the graphic in order to label it, is there a way to either have the Jaws cursor tether with the mouse pointer or have the Jaws cursor move to where the mouse pointer is?


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