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Re: jaws2019 is now released

Karim Lakhani
 

just like many business are charging over a hundered to use office a year? When you could buy it out right?
How about all the music services and what else is business and it's repete customers.
It all adds up!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of janet gross
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 5:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws2019 is now released

I usually always pay the SMA which is $120 every other year, and that comes out to $60 a year. Why would someone want to pay $90 a year!
Janet



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 12:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws2019 is now released

With an SMA costing less, why would anyone pay $90 a year or most assuredly $450 for five years, no break - 5 x 90 = 450.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 10:48 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] jaws2019 is now released

Jaws2019 is now released. And with it, the new licensing system so you can subscribe to jaws for $90 per year, $270 for 3 years or $450 for 5 years of jaws. But as for me, I will use up my SMA’s first. And then I may start subscribing to jaws.



Josh





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Re: jaws2019 is now released

Kimsan
 

What are the benefits from one over the other?

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:48 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] jaws2019 is now released

 

Jaws2019 is now released. And with it, the new licensing system so you can subscribe to jaws for $90 per year, $270 for 3 years or $450 for 5 years of jaws. But as for me, I will use up my SMA’s first. And then I may start subscribing to jaws.

 

Josh

 

 

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Re: opinion about Nfb suit regarding the Wallmart self check-outs

Gene
 

Those are good reasons but that is why I specified a crowded machine.  I had in mind a place where there are a lot of people around which I would think would offer protection and disuade lurkers and someone following a blind person.  I certainly agree that using an ATM without a lot of people around may not be a good idea. 
 
I don't know if, or how much more dangerous it may be to use an ATM in a location with a lot of people is compared with a teller.  I don't know if you can see a teller handing the client something but it is probably far less likely that someone would loiter in a bank.  But who knows who may be in a bank or anywhere, especially when a lot of people are in the bank and don't have to loiter to be in there for enough time to have a good chance of seeing something interesting, depending on what can be seen in the first place.  It would be interesting to know what someone can see.
 
Gene. 
----- Original Message -----
From: Rob Hudson
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] opinion about Nfb suit regarding the Wallmart self check-outs

Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
> you didn't deal with my main point.  You haven't explained why I am more likely to be robbed at a crowded ATM machine than when I leave the bank after drawing out money.


When you hear about such things, it's almost never "...was robbed after leaving the bank." It's almost always "...was mugged at an ATM." This is because when you're at an ATM you are almost certainly there for withdrawals rather than deposits, whereas in a bank, you could be there for anything. While most ATM machines have cameras on them, I am not sure how wide their field of view is, and if they can catch people lurking off to the side. Where as banks to my knowledge have cameras covering the whole front of the building, in addition to their interiors. Or at least, most of the ones I know about have these cameras.
ATM's are not always located within this kind of security field. They are found in spots like alongside convenience stores, gas stations, drug stores, in the lobbies of places like Walmart, but most of them are located outdoors. You are more likely to be hit using an ATM because it's more convenient for the would-be assailant and it is obvious what you are doing there; somebody can watch you pull out a wad of cash and just get you as you're heading down the sidewalk.
And I wouldn't say that this kind of occurrence is akin to being struck by lightning, although it's depends on where you're located. More robberies, I have found, tend to occur in the down town core of cities rather than out in the suburbs. I don't know why. No I don't have stats to back this up, this is just anecdotal (sp?) evidence based on my own experiences and news reading.



Re: jaws2019 is now released

Timothy Mok
 

Hi all,

If what Gene says is correct, I’ll most definitely want to consider subscribing. My wife and I are totally blind and we like using JAWS. If someone can provide more info with regard to the advantages of the subscription platform or  a link to get more info on this, it would certainly be very much appreciated. Thanks.

Timothy Mok.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 3:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws2019 is now released

 

As I understand it, if you subscribe, you can use JAWS on more machines.  also, as I said, if someone falls behind in upgrades, you can subscribe and use the current version without paying for any interveening upgrades.  There may be other reasons but I know little about the subject.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 12:40 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws2019 is now released

 

With an SMA costing less, why would anyone pay $90 a year or most assuredly $450 for five years, no break - 5 x 90 = 450.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 10:48 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] jaws2019 is now released

Jaws2019 is now released. And with it, the new licensing system so you can subscribe to jaws for $90 per year, $270 for 3 years or $450 for 5 years of jaws. But as for me, I will use up my SMA’s first. And then I may start subscribing to jaws.

 

Josh

 

 

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Re: JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 


Hi Heather,
 
Beta is over, it's now the full release.
Take care.  Mike.  Go Rams!
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4:26 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

So is j19 officially out or is this still the testing of j19? Thanks Cheers Heather

 

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e-mail:
kd5cbl@...
sites:
National Federation of The Blind:
www.nfb.org
An Accessible Online Library:
www.bookshare.org

 

From: Mário Navarro
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

 

 

 


Hi.
I installed the official release, everything was successfully installed, but when I try to run the shortcut, Jaws 19 does not open...
I have already marked all the priorities as Administrator in the properties of the shortcut of Jaws 19.
Jaws 19 does not give me any kind of notification of this issue.
Some tips?
thanks.
cheers.

 

Às 23:14 de 30/10/2018, dan kysor escreveu:

That same link you provided puts professional on my machine, weird

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

 

Hi Dan,

 

I used the same installer and once installed it's the Home version, at least it is on my computer.

 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Go Rams!
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----- Original Message -----

From: dan kysor

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4:02 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

 

This seems to only download jaws professional, so is the home edition not available yet?

dan

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3:23 PM
To: Tech Talk
Subject: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

 

Hi All,

 

The JAWS2019 Beta cycle is now over and this is the release for all.  You'll need an SMA with at least 1 upgrade available to authorize JAWS2019.

 

32 & 64 Bit:

 

 

What's new in JAWS2019:

 

What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading Software

 

This page describes the new features and improvements available in JAWS 2019.

 

list of 3 items
JAWS 2019 Features
Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization

 

JAWS 2019 introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS would
not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount of time before JAWS started
speaking could be significant. While it is not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization process will now be completed simultaneously
to startup. As JAWS searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period" authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to what
is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the authorization check has finished,
JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

 

Separation of Office Scripts

 

JAWS Microsoft Office support for Word, Outlook, and Excel has been separated into different script sets which now load depending on the version of Office
currently running. This makes it much easier to make continued improvements to Office 365 support going forward without the risk of breaking JAWS functionality
in previous versions of Office for users who still rely on these older versions. If you are running Office 2016 or Office 365, and the version number includes
a build number of build 10000 or higher, the newly created Office settings for Word, Outlook, and Excel should be loaded when you run those applications.
If you are running earlier Office versions, JAWS should load the Word Classic, Outlook Classic, or Excel Classic settings.

 

To verify the version and build number of office you are using, press CTRL+INSERT+V. This command will also indicate if you are running a retail or subscription
version of Office. To verify which JAWS settings are loaded, press INSERT+Q.

 

Improved Performance in Office 365 Applications

 

With the changes made to separate the Office 365 support from the scripts for previous Office versions, we are now able to take advantage of more UIA functionality
provided by Microsoft. There is also much less decision making that needs to be done in the scripts since there are no longer other office versions to
be considered. As a result, users should notice greatly improved performance and responsiveness when using current versions of Word, Excel, and Outlook.
A few areas where users may notice increased responsiveness include:

 

list of 3 items
• Navigating large documents in Word that contain a lot of markup such as footnotes, endnotes, comments, tables, and so on.
• Editing data and formulas in Excel.
• Navigating large message folders in Outlook.
list end

 

For braille users, document spacing an formatting are now more accurately indicated on the braille display. This includes indents, outdents, and tab stops.
We have also addressed several issues with the braille cursor not always being positioned where expected, which made it difficult to sometimes edit using
braille.

 

If you are using a braille display with status cells, it will now also be easier to tell if text is centered or right justified by displaying "cj" or "rj"
in the first two cells when focused on the line containing the centered or right justified content.

 

Notification of Spelling Errors in Word 365

 

JAWS was the first screen reader to introduce Spelling error detection in Microsoft Word around 1998. This feature indicated when the cursor moved into
or out of a spelling or grammatical error while navigating and was also able to count the errors on the current line. These errors could also be marked
in Braille with dots 7 and 8. However, the ability to count the errors and mark them in braille adversely affected the responsiveness of navigating the
document and was turned off by default.

 

The improvements to this feature in JAWS 2019 now offer the following above and beyond the prior functionality:

 

list of 4 items
• Play a buzzer sound during typing, when you press SPACEBAR after entering a misspelled word.
• Reliably underline errors in braille or count the errors on the line navigated to without any decrease in responsiveness.
• Detect advanced proofing issues, not just spelling and grammar errors.
• Read the error inline with the text as you navigate by line, similar to how JAWS indicates other text attributes such as bolded text, indicating the
error with speech, sound or voice change (using the Speech and Sounds Manager).
list end

 

To configure whether or not the buzzer sound is heard when SPACEBAR is pressed after mistyping a word, open Quick Settings (INSERT+V) from Word or Outlook
and select or clear the "Spelling buzzer on mistyped words" check box. This option is available when using JAWS with Office 365 versions higher than 16.0.10000.

 


The other Spelling options in the Microsoft Word Quick Settings, "Spelling error detection" and "Grammatical error detection," currently remain the same.
They allow you to cycle Spelling and Grammar options between off, hearing spelling/Grammar errors as you navigate by character, word, line, or Say All,
or hearing spelling/Grammar errors plus count.

 

Speak Character Phonetically After Pause During Character Navigation

 

As you navigate by character, JAWS will now speak the phonetic representation of letters if you pause for a brief period of time. This enables you to immediately
hear a letter spoken phonetically without the need to perform an additional command.

 

By default, JAWS speaks the character phonetically after a one and a half second pause. To change the amount of time JAWS waits before the phonetic announcement,
or to completely turn off this feature, do the following:

 

list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. If you want changes to only apply to a particular application, select it from the Application list. Otherwise, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default
settings file.
3. Type "Phonetic."
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "When pausing after character navigation, speak character phonetically," then press SPACEBAR to cycle through the available
options.
5. Select OK to exit Settings Center.
list end

 

JAWS also offers a manual option to speak phonetics continuously as you navigate by character. Pressing the Say Character Keystroke (NUM PAD 5) twice quickly
toggles this feature on and off. If you are using the manual option for all letters, the pause announcement will not occur.

 

Prompt to Confirm when Exiting JAWS Now Optional

 

When you perform one of the commands to exit JAWS including INSERT+F4, a prompt displays asking if you are sure you want to quit JAWS. You can then press
ENTER to quit or ESC to cancel. JAWS 2019 now allows you to disable this prompt so that JAWS immediately exits. To disable the shutdown prompt, open the
Basics dialog box located in the JAWS Options menu, and clear the "Prompt to Confirm when Exiting JAWS" check box.

 

New Consolidated Setup Package

 

Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer have to choose
the correct setup executable based on your system as well as which language you need. When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether
you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other than the
default for your operating system, select the Options button on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you are updating an existing
installation, the Options button is not available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

 

Audio Ducking Support for Windows 10 version 1803 and Higher

 

The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10 Spring 2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes the volume
of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the volume of the music will
be slightly lowered so you can comfortably hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops talking.

 

By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and select the "Lower
the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio Ducking can be turned on through
Settings center by doing the following:

 

list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. In the Search edit box, type "volume" without the quotes.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" in the filtered search results in the tree view.
5. Press SPACEBAR to toggle this option.
list end

 

You can also press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by D to quickly toggle Audio Ducking on or off. The current setting will remain in effect until you press the
layered keystroke again or restart JAWS.

 

TAB Key No Longer Echoed

 

For users who leave Typing Echo enabled, JAWS will no longer announce the TAB key by default. This means you will not constantly hear "ALT+TAB" while switching
between applications or hear "TAB" spoken each time as you move through links on web pages.

 

Note: If you prefer to have the TAB key spoken, or you would like to mute other keys such as SPACEBAR, ENTER, or ESC, open Settings Center and search for
"manage key labels". For more details, refer to this support article on using the
Manage Key Labels
 feature.

 

Announce Multi-line Edit Fields

 

JAWS 2019 can now indicate when focus moves into a multi-line edit field. To enable this announcement, select the new "Announce multi-line edit" option
located in the Miscellaneous group in Settings Center.

 

New Support for Grade 1 Braille Input

 

JAWS now supports grade 1 literary braille input for languages such as English that offer more than one type of braille output. For example, if you open
the Braille Translation group in Settings Center and set the output to Unified English Braille Grade 1, you will now be able to choose between computer
braille or Unified English Braille Grade 1 for input.

 

Skype

 

Skype now offers three options on Windows 10.

 

list of 3 items
1. You can continue using Skype Classic which is version 7 and works very well with JAWS. Note that Skype Classic is expected to be retired at some point
not yet known.
2. You can download and install the new Desktop version 8, which is now supported in JAWS. See details below.
3. You can install the Universal App from the Microsoft Store. However, this is the least accessible at this time and we recommend you install Skype 7
or 8 for the best support.
list end

 

For users moving to Skype 8, please be certain to download the version referred to as "Skype for Windows" which works well on Windows 10. Note that the
Universal App we are not recommending is referred to as "Skype for Windows 10".

 

For those using Skype version 8, we have added some additional keystrokes to help with navigation since these options are not offered in Skype. These commands
are:

 

list of 3 items
• Move to the chat entry field: CTRL+INSERT+E
• Move to the chat history list: CTRL+INSERT+Y
• Move to the conversations list: CTRL+INSERT+N
list end

 

You can also use the JAWS commands INSERT+W and INSERT+H while focused on Skype for a list of most of the keyboard commands you would want to know when
using Skype. For a full list from Microsoft, please visit the
Skype Hotkeys Web Page.

 

Tip: You can assign a keystroke such as ALT+CTRL+S to the Skype icon on the Desktop to quickly open Skype to answer an incoming call. If you are in another
application and you receive an incoming call alert, you can press your shortcut keystroke to open Skype, press INSERT+UP ARROW or INSERT+TAB to read the
caller information, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+P or use TAB to choose Answer or Decline.

 

Help Improve Freedom Scientific Products

 

JAWS 2019 includes a new option which allows us to collect anonymous usage information that is generated as you use the software for your daily tasks.
This data helps us continue to make improvements as well as more easily locate and address problems. Collected data includes JAWS version, operating system
version, language, country, as well as information on various JAWS settings such as the current synthesizer, braille display, and braille table.

 

If you choose to participate, no spoken or braille content is collected and no data is shared with any parties outside of Freedom Scientific. The data
we collect strictly helps us better understand how our software is being used in the field so we can quickly make enhancements to features being used the
most by our customers. If you choose not to participate, then no usage data is collected and transmitted.

 

You can change your selection at any time by doing the following:

 

list of 4 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center and press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default settings file.
2. Navigate to Miscellaneous in the tree view and press RIGHT ARROW to expand the group.
3. Use the SPACEBAR to select or clear the "Submit Anonymous Usage Data" check box.
4. Press ENTER to save your change and close Settings Center.
list end

 

You can also choose whether or not to participate in this program through the Startup Wizard located in the   JAWS Help menu.

 

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Re: jaws2019 is now released

Carolyn Arnold
 

Thanks for explanation. I just read Mike's information about 2019 on another list. I guess in my next Visa cycle, I'll get it.

I will share your explanation with a friend of mine who, believe it or not is running XP and JAWS 4.5. She simply can't continue that. She has some kind of flip phone that is going to be a dead dog, once LTE 3 is gone. Some of us have a hard time moving up.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws2019 is now released

Hi Carolyn!

In the FS open line last week, they said that if you keep up with your SMAs, that is by far the cheapest way to go. The only reason why it is good for someone to buy the annual license, is if they have fallen way behind on their SMA, maybe if they only have version 16 or so, then the Yearly way would be a cheaper to get them caught up to JAWS 2019.

Have a great one!

David Moore



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From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws2019 is now released



As I understand it, if you subscribe, you can use JAWS on more machines. also, as I said, if someone falls behind in upgrades, you can subscribe and use the current version without paying for any interveening upgrades. There may be other reasons but I know little about the subject.



Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: Carolyn Arnold <mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net>

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 12:40 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws2019 is now released



With an SMA costing less, why would anyone pay $90 a year or most assuredly $450 for five years, no break - 5 x 90 = 450.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 10:48 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] jaws2019 is now released

Jaws2019 is now released. And with it, the new licensing system so you can subscribe to jaws for $90 per year, $270 for 3 years or $450 for 5 years of jaws. But as for me, I will use up my SMA’s first. And then I may start subscribing to jaws.



Josh





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I can't get 2019 to read email properly in outlook 2010.

Jim Rawls
 

Hi all,

I open an email to read it, and in order to read it, I have to up arrow once, then it reads. I have jaws checked to read automatically, but it isn’t doing it. I unloaded jaws and loaded it again, and nothing changed. Is there a fix to this issue? Jim


Re: jaws2019 is now released

David Moore
 

I hear you LOL!

Yes, why would they!

That is what I do is pay $60 per year with the SMA, that is only $5 per month. That is one meal at Wendy’s LOL!

David Moore

 

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From: Rob Hudson
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws2019 is now released

 

janet gross <janet.harvard@...> wrote:

> I usually always pay the SMA which is $120 every other year, and that comes out to $60 a year.  Why would someone want to pay $90 a year!

 

 

Because they can't afford the 1200 dollar initial outlay, most likely.

 

 

 


Re: JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

heather albright
 

So is j19 officially out or is this still the testing of j19? Thanks Cheers Heather

 

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e-mail:
kd5cbl@...
sites:
National Federation of The Blind:
www.nfb.org
An Accessible Online Library:
www.bookshare.org

 

From: Mário Navarro
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

 

 

 


Hi.
I installed the official release, everything was successfully installed, but when I try to run the shortcut, Jaws 19 does not open...
I have already marked all the priorities as Administrator in the properties of the shortcut of Jaws 19.
Jaws 19 does not give me any kind of notification of this issue.
Some tips?
thanks.
cheers.

 

Às 23:14 de 30/10/2018, dan kysor escreveu:

That same link you provided puts professional on my machine, weird

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

 

Hi Dan,

 

I used the same installer and once installed it's the Home version, at least it is on my computer.

 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Go Rams!
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----- Original Message -----

From: dan kysor

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4:02 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

 

This seems to only download jaws professional, so is the home edition not available yet?

dan

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3:23 PM
To: Tech Talk
Subject: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

 

Hi All,

 

The JAWS2019 Beta cycle is now over and this is the release for all.  You'll need an SMA with at least 1 upgrade available to authorize JAWS2019.

 

32 & 64 Bit:

 

 

What's new in JAWS2019:

 

What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading Software

 

This page describes the new features and improvements available in JAWS 2019.

 

list of 3 items
JAWS 2019 Features
Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization

 

JAWS 2019 introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS would
not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount of time before JAWS started
speaking could be significant. While it is not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization process will now be completed simultaneously
to startup. As JAWS searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period" authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to what
is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the authorization check has finished,
JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

 

Separation of Office Scripts

 

JAWS Microsoft Office support for Word, Outlook, and Excel has been separated into different script sets which now load depending on the version of Office
currently running. This makes it much easier to make continued improvements to Office 365 support going forward without the risk of breaking JAWS functionality
in previous versions of Office for users who still rely on these older versions. If you are running Office 2016 or Office 365, and the version number includes
a build number of build 10000 or higher, the newly created Office settings for Word, Outlook, and Excel should be loaded when you run those applications.
If you are running earlier Office versions, JAWS should load the Word Classic, Outlook Classic, or Excel Classic settings.

 

To verify the version and build number of office you are using, press CTRL+INSERT+V. This command will also indicate if you are running a retail or subscription
version of Office. To verify which JAWS settings are loaded, press INSERT+Q.

 

Improved Performance in Office 365 Applications

 

With the changes made to separate the Office 365 support from the scripts for previous Office versions, we are now able to take advantage of more UIA functionality
provided by Microsoft. There is also much less decision making that needs to be done in the scripts since there are no longer other office versions to
be considered. As a result, users should notice greatly improved performance and responsiveness when using current versions of Word, Excel, and Outlook.
A few areas where users may notice increased responsiveness include:

 

list of 3 items
• Navigating large documents in Word that contain a lot of markup such as footnotes, endnotes, comments, tables, and so on.
• Editing data and formulas in Excel.
• Navigating large message folders in Outlook.
list end

 

For braille users, document spacing an formatting are now more accurately indicated on the braille display. This includes indents, outdents, and tab stops.
We have also addressed several issues with the braille cursor not always being positioned where expected, which made it difficult to sometimes edit using
braille.

 

If you are using a braille display with status cells, it will now also be easier to tell if text is centered or right justified by displaying "cj" or "rj"
in the first two cells when focused on the line containing the centered or right justified content.

 

Notification of Spelling Errors in Word 365

 

JAWS was the first screen reader to introduce Spelling error detection in Microsoft Word around 1998. This feature indicated when the cursor moved into
or out of a spelling or grammatical error while navigating and was also able to count the errors on the current line. These errors could also be marked
in Braille with dots 7 and 8. However, the ability to count the errors and mark them in braille adversely affected the responsiveness of navigating the
document and was turned off by default.

 

The improvements to this feature in JAWS 2019 now offer the following above and beyond the prior functionality:

 

list of 4 items
• Play a buzzer sound during typing, when you press SPACEBAR after entering a misspelled word.
• Reliably underline errors in braille or count the errors on the line navigated to without any decrease in responsiveness.
• Detect advanced proofing issues, not just spelling and grammar errors.
• Read the error inline with the text as you navigate by line, similar to how JAWS indicates other text attributes such as bolded text, indicating the
error with speech, sound or voice change (using the Speech and Sounds Manager).
list end

 

To configure whether or not the buzzer sound is heard when SPACEBAR is pressed after mistyping a word, open Quick Settings (INSERT+V) from Word or Outlook
and select or clear the "Spelling buzzer on mistyped words" check box. This option is available when using JAWS with Office 365 versions higher than 16.0.10000.

 


The other Spelling options in the Microsoft Word Quick Settings, "Spelling error detection" and "Grammatical error detection," currently remain the same.
They allow you to cycle Spelling and Grammar options between off, hearing spelling/Grammar errors as you navigate by character, word, line, or Say All,
or hearing spelling/Grammar errors plus count.

 

Speak Character Phonetically After Pause During Character Navigation

 

As you navigate by character, JAWS will now speak the phonetic representation of letters if you pause for a brief period of time. This enables you to immediately
hear a letter spoken phonetically without the need to perform an additional command.

 

By default, JAWS speaks the character phonetically after a one and a half second pause. To change the amount of time JAWS waits before the phonetic announcement,
or to completely turn off this feature, do the following:

 

list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. If you want changes to only apply to a particular application, select it from the Application list. Otherwise, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default
settings file.
3. Type "Phonetic."
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "When pausing after character navigation, speak character phonetically," then press SPACEBAR to cycle through the available
options.
5. Select OK to exit Settings Center.
list end

 

JAWS also offers a manual option to speak phonetics continuously as you navigate by character. Pressing the Say Character Keystroke (NUM PAD 5) twice quickly
toggles this feature on and off. If you are using the manual option for all letters, the pause announcement will not occur.

 

Prompt to Confirm when Exiting JAWS Now Optional

 

When you perform one of the commands to exit JAWS including INSERT+F4, a prompt displays asking if you are sure you want to quit JAWS. You can then press
ENTER to quit or ESC to cancel. JAWS 2019 now allows you to disable this prompt so that JAWS immediately exits. To disable the shutdown prompt, open the
Basics dialog box located in the JAWS Options menu, and clear the "Prompt to Confirm when Exiting JAWS" check box.

 

New Consolidated Setup Package

 

Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer have to choose
the correct setup executable based on your system as well as which language you need. When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether
you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other than the
default for your operating system, select the Options button on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you are updating an existing
installation, the Options button is not available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

 

Audio Ducking Support for Windows 10 version 1803 and Higher

 

The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10 Spring 2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes the volume
of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the volume of the music will
be slightly lowered so you can comfortably hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops talking.

 

By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and select the "Lower
the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio Ducking can be turned on through
Settings center by doing the following:

 

list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. In the Search edit box, type "volume" without the quotes.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" in the filtered search results in the tree view.
5. Press SPACEBAR to toggle this option.
list end

 

You can also press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by D to quickly toggle Audio Ducking on or off. The current setting will remain in effect until you press the
layered keystroke again or restart JAWS.

 

TAB Key No Longer Echoed

 

For users who leave Typing Echo enabled, JAWS will no longer announce the TAB key by default. This means you will not constantly hear "ALT+TAB" while switching
between applications or hear "TAB" spoken each time as you move through links on web pages.

 

Note: If you prefer to have the TAB key spoken, or you would like to mute other keys such as SPACEBAR, ENTER, or ESC, open Settings Center and search for
"manage key labels". For more details, refer to this support article on using the
Manage Key Labels
 feature.

 

Announce Multi-line Edit Fields

 

JAWS 2019 can now indicate when focus moves into a multi-line edit field. To enable this announcement, select the new "Announce multi-line edit" option
located in the Miscellaneous group in Settings Center.

 

New Support for Grade 1 Braille Input

 

JAWS now supports grade 1 literary braille input for languages such as English that offer more than one type of braille output. For example, if you open
the Braille Translation group in Settings Center and set the output to Unified English Braille Grade 1, you will now be able to choose between computer
braille or Unified English Braille Grade 1 for input.

 

Skype

 

Skype now offers three options on Windows 10.

 

list of 3 items
1. You can continue using Skype Classic which is version 7 and works very well with JAWS. Note that Skype Classic is expected to be retired at some point
not yet known.
2. You can download and install the new Desktop version 8, which is now supported in JAWS. See details below.
3. You can install the Universal App from the Microsoft Store. However, this is the least accessible at this time and we recommend you install Skype 7
or 8 for the best support.
list end

 

For users moving to Skype 8, please be certain to download the version referred to as "Skype for Windows" which works well on Windows 10. Note that the
Universal App we are not recommending is referred to as "Skype for Windows 10".

 

For those using Skype version 8, we have added some additional keystrokes to help with navigation since these options are not offered in Skype. These commands
are:

 

list of 3 items
• Move to the chat entry field: CTRL+INSERT+E
• Move to the chat history list: CTRL+INSERT+Y
• Move to the conversations list: CTRL+INSERT+N
list end

 

You can also use the JAWS commands INSERT+W and INSERT+H while focused on Skype for a list of most of the keyboard commands you would want to know when
using Skype. For a full list from Microsoft, please visit the
Skype Hotkeys Web Page.

 

Tip: You can assign a keystroke such as ALT+CTRL+S to the Skype icon on the Desktop to quickly open Skype to answer an incoming call. If you are in another
application and you receive an incoming call alert, you can press your shortcut keystroke to open Skype, press INSERT+UP ARROW or INSERT+TAB to read the
caller information, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+P or use TAB to choose Answer or Decline.

 

Help Improve Freedom Scientific Products

 

JAWS 2019 includes a new option which allows us to collect anonymous usage information that is generated as you use the software for your daily tasks.
This data helps us continue to make improvements as well as more easily locate and address problems. Collected data includes JAWS version, operating system
version, language, country, as well as information on various JAWS settings such as the current synthesizer, braille display, and braille table.

 

If you choose to participate, no spoken or braille content is collected and no data is shared with any parties outside of Freedom Scientific. The data
we collect strictly helps us better understand how our software is being used in the field so we can quickly make enhancements to features being used the
most by our customers. If you choose not to participate, then no usage data is collected and transmitted.

 

You can change your selection at any time by doing the following:

 

list of 4 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center and press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default settings file.
2. Navigate to Miscellaneous in the tree view and press RIGHT ARROW to expand the group.
3. Use the SPACEBAR to select or clear the "Submit Anonymous Usage Data" check box.
4. Press ENTER to save your change and close Settings Center.
list end

 

You can also choose whether or not to participate in this program through the Startup Wizard located in the   JAWS Help menu.

 

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Re: JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

Mário Navarro
 




Hi.
I installed the official release, everything was successfully installed, but when I try to run the shortcut, Jaws 19 does not open...
I have already marked all the priorities as Administrator in the properties of the shortcut of Jaws 19.
Jaws 19 does not give me any kind of notification of this issue.
Some tips?
thanks.
cheers.


Às 23:14 de 30/10/2018, dan kysor escreveu:

That same link you provided puts professional on my machine, weird

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

 

Hi Dan,

 

I used the same installer and once installed it's the Home version, at least it is on my computer.

 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Go Rams!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.

----- Original Message -----

From: dan kysor

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4:02 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

 

This seems to only download jaws professional, so is the home edition not available yet?

dan

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3:23 PM
To: Tech Talk
Subject: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

 

Hi All,

 

The JAWS2019 Beta cycle is now over and this is the release for all.  You'll need an SMA with at least 1 upgrade available to authorize JAWS2019.

 

32 & 64 Bit:

 

 

What's new in JAWS2019:

 

What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading Software

 

This page describes the new features and improvements available in JAWS 2019.

 

list of 3 items
JAWS 2019 Features
Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization

 

JAWS 2019 introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS would
not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount of time before JAWS started
speaking could be significant. While it is not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization process will now be completed simultaneously
to startup. As JAWS searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period" authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to what
is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the authorization check has finished,
JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

 

Separation of Office Scripts

 

JAWS Microsoft Office support for Word, Outlook, and Excel has been separated into different script sets which now load depending on the version of Office
currently running. This makes it much easier to make continued improvements to Office 365 support going forward without the risk of breaking JAWS functionality
in previous versions of Office for users who still rely on these older versions. If you are running Office 2016 or Office 365, and the version number includes
a build number of build 10000 or higher, the newly created Office settings for Word, Outlook, and Excel should be loaded when you run those applications.
If you are running earlier Office versions, JAWS should load the Word Classic, Outlook Classic, or Excel Classic settings.

 

To verify the version and build number of office you are using, press CTRL+INSERT+V. This command will also indicate if you are running a retail or subscription
version of Office. To verify which JAWS settings are loaded, press INSERT+Q.

 

Improved Performance in Office 365 Applications

 

With the changes made to separate the Office 365 support from the scripts for previous Office versions, we are now able to take advantage of more UIA functionality
provided by Microsoft. There is also much less decision making that needs to be done in the scripts since there are no longer other office versions to
be considered. As a result, users should notice greatly improved performance and responsiveness when using current versions of Word, Excel, and Outlook.
A few areas where users may notice increased responsiveness include:

 

list of 3 items
• Navigating large documents in Word that contain a lot of markup such as footnotes, endnotes, comments, tables, and so on.
• Editing data and formulas in Excel.
• Navigating large message folders in Outlook.
list end

 

For braille users, document spacing an formatting are now more accurately indicated on the braille display. This includes indents, outdents, and tab stops.
We have also addressed several issues with the braille cursor not always being positioned where expected, which made it difficult to sometimes edit using
braille.

 

If you are using a braille display with status cells, it will now also be easier to tell if text is centered or right justified by displaying "cj" or "rj"
in the first two cells when focused on the line containing the centered or right justified content.

 

Notification of Spelling Errors in Word 365

 

JAWS was the first screen reader to introduce Spelling error detection in Microsoft Word around 1998. This feature indicated when the cursor moved into
or out of a spelling or grammatical error while navigating and was also able to count the errors on the current line. These errors could also be marked
in Braille with dots 7 and 8. However, the ability to count the errors and mark them in braille adversely affected the responsiveness of navigating the
document and was turned off by default.

 

The improvements to this feature in JAWS 2019 now offer the following above and beyond the prior functionality:

 

list of 4 items
• Play a buzzer sound during typing, when you press SPACEBAR after entering a misspelled word.
• Reliably underline errors in braille or count the errors on the line navigated to without any decrease in responsiveness.
• Detect advanced proofing issues, not just spelling and grammar errors.
• Read the error inline with the text as you navigate by line, similar to how JAWS indicates other text attributes such as bolded text, indicating the
error with speech, sound or voice change (using the Speech and Sounds Manager).
list end

 

To configure whether or not the buzzer sound is heard when SPACEBAR is pressed after mistyping a word, open Quick Settings (INSERT+V) from Word or Outlook
and select or clear the "Spelling buzzer on mistyped words" check box. This option is available when using JAWS with Office 365 versions higher than 16.0.10000.

 


The other Spelling options in the Microsoft Word Quick Settings, "Spelling error detection" and "Grammatical error detection," currently remain the same.
They allow you to cycle Spelling and Grammar options between off, hearing spelling/Grammar errors as you navigate by character, word, line, or Say All,
or hearing spelling/Grammar errors plus count.

 

Speak Character Phonetically After Pause During Character Navigation

 

As you navigate by character, JAWS will now speak the phonetic representation of letters if you pause for a brief period of time. This enables you to immediately
hear a letter spoken phonetically without the need to perform an additional command.

 

By default, JAWS speaks the character phonetically after a one and a half second pause. To change the amount of time JAWS waits before the phonetic announcement,
or to completely turn off this feature, do the following:

 

list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. If you want changes to only apply to a particular application, select it from the Application list. Otherwise, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default
settings file.
3. Type "Phonetic."
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "When pausing after character navigation, speak character phonetically," then press SPACEBAR to cycle through the available
options.
5. Select OK to exit Settings Center.
list end

 

JAWS also offers a manual option to speak phonetics continuously as you navigate by character. Pressing the Say Character Keystroke (NUM PAD 5) twice quickly
toggles this feature on and off. If you are using the manual option for all letters, the pause announcement will not occur.

 

Prompt to Confirm when Exiting JAWS Now Optional

 

When you perform one of the commands to exit JAWS including INSERT+F4, a prompt displays asking if you are sure you want to quit JAWS. You can then press
ENTER to quit or ESC to cancel. JAWS 2019 now allows you to disable this prompt so that JAWS immediately exits. To disable the shutdown prompt, open the
Basics dialog box located in the JAWS Options menu, and clear the "Prompt to Confirm when Exiting JAWS" check box.

 

New Consolidated Setup Package

 

Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer have to choose
the correct setup executable based on your system as well as which language you need. When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether
you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other than the
default for your operating system, select the Options button on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you are updating an existing
installation, the Options button is not available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

 

Audio Ducking Support for Windows 10 version 1803 and Higher

 

The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10 Spring 2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes the volume
of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the volume of the music will
be slightly lowered so you can comfortably hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops talking.

 

By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and select the "Lower
the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio Ducking can be turned on through
Settings center by doing the following:

 

list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. In the Search edit box, type "volume" without the quotes.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" in the filtered search results in the tree view.
5. Press SPACEBAR to toggle this option.
list end

 

You can also press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by D to quickly toggle Audio Ducking on or off. The current setting will remain in effect until you press the
layered keystroke again or restart JAWS.

 

TAB Key No Longer Echoed

 

For users who leave Typing Echo enabled, JAWS will no longer announce the TAB key by default. This means you will not constantly hear "ALT+TAB" while switching
between applications or hear "TAB" spoken each time as you move through links on web pages.

 

Note: If you prefer to have the TAB key spoken, or you would like to mute other keys such as SPACEBAR, ENTER, or ESC, open Settings Center and search for
"manage key labels". For more details, refer to this support article on using the
Manage Key Labels
 feature.

 

Announce Multi-line Edit Fields

 

JAWS 2019 can now indicate when focus moves into a multi-line edit field. To enable this announcement, select the new "Announce multi-line edit" option
located in the Miscellaneous group in Settings Center.

 

New Support for Grade 1 Braille Input

 

JAWS now supports grade 1 literary braille input for languages such as English that offer more than one type of braille output. For example, if you open
the Braille Translation group in Settings Center and set the output to Unified English Braille Grade 1, you will now be able to choose between computer
braille or Unified English Braille Grade 1 for input.

 

Skype

 

Skype now offers three options on Windows 10.

 

list of 3 items
1. You can continue using Skype Classic which is version 7 and works very well with JAWS. Note that Skype Classic is expected to be retired at some point
not yet known.
2. You can download and install the new Desktop version 8, which is now supported in JAWS. See details below.
3. You can install the Universal App from the Microsoft Store. However, this is the least accessible at this time and we recommend you install Skype 7
or 8 for the best support.
list end

 

For users moving to Skype 8, please be certain to download the version referred to as "Skype for Windows" which works well on Windows 10. Note that the
Universal App we are not recommending is referred to as "Skype for Windows 10".

 

For those using Skype version 8, we have added some additional keystrokes to help with navigation since these options are not offered in Skype. These commands
are:

 

list of 3 items
• Move to the chat entry field: CTRL+INSERT+E
• Move to the chat history list: CTRL+INSERT+Y
• Move to the conversations list: CTRL+INSERT+N
list end

 

You can also use the JAWS commands INSERT+W and INSERT+H while focused on Skype for a list of most of the keyboard commands you would want to know when
using Skype. For a full list from Microsoft, please visit the
Skype Hotkeys Web Page.

 

Tip: You can assign a keystroke such as ALT+CTRL+S to the Skype icon on the Desktop to quickly open Skype to answer an incoming call. If you are in another
application and you receive an incoming call alert, you can press your shortcut keystroke to open Skype, press INSERT+UP ARROW or INSERT+TAB to read the
caller information, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+P or use TAB to choose Answer or Decline.

 

Help Improve Freedom Scientific Products

 

JAWS 2019 includes a new option which allows us to collect anonymous usage information that is generated as you use the software for your daily tasks.
This data helps us continue to make improvements as well as more easily locate and address problems. Collected data includes JAWS version, operating system
version, language, country, as well as information on various JAWS settings such as the current synthesizer, braille display, and braille table.

 

If you choose to participate, no spoken or braille content is collected and no data is shared with any parties outside of Freedom Scientific. The data
we collect strictly helps us better understand how our software is being used in the field so we can quickly make enhancements to features being used the
most by our customers. If you choose not to participate, then no usage data is collected and transmitted.

 

You can change your selection at any time by doing the following:

 

list of 4 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center and press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default settings file.
2. Navigate to Miscellaneous in the tree view and press RIGHT ARROW to expand the group.
3. Use the SPACEBAR to select or clear the "Submit Anonymous Usage Data" check box.
4. Press ENTER to save your change and close Settings Center.
list end

 

You can also choose whether or not to participate in this program through the Startup Wizard located in the   JAWS Help menu.

 

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Take care.  Mike.  Go Rams!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.


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Re: JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

Mário Navarro
 



Hi.
I installed the official release, everything was successfully installed, but when I try to run the shortcut, Jaws 19 does not open...
I have already marked all the priorities as Administrator in the properties of the shortcut of Jaws 19.
Jaws 19 does not give me any kind of notification of this issue.
Some tips?
thanks.
cheers.


Às 22:23 de 30/10/2018, Mike B. escreveu:
Hi All,
 
The JAWS2019 Beta cycle is now over and this is the release for all.  You'll need an SMA with at least 1 upgrade available to authorize JAWS2019.
 
32 & 64 Bit:
 
 
What's new in JAWS2019:
 
What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading Software
 
This page describes the new features and improvements available in JAWS 2019.
 
list of 3 items
JAWS 2019 Features
Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization
 
JAWS 2019 introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS would
not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount of time before JAWS started
speaking could be significant. While it is not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization process will now be completed simultaneously
to startup. As JAWS searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period" authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to what
is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the authorization check has finished,
JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.
 
Separation of Office Scripts
 
JAWS Microsoft Office support for Word, Outlook, and Excel has been separated into different script sets which now load depending on the version of Office
currently running. This makes it much easier to make continued improvements to Office 365 support going forward without the risk of breaking JAWS functionality
in previous versions of Office for users who still rely on these older versions. If you are running Office 2016 or Office 365, and the version number includes
a build number of build 10000 or higher, the newly created Office settings for Word, Outlook, and Excel should be loaded when you run those applications.
If you are running earlier Office versions, JAWS should load the Word Classic, Outlook Classic, or Excel Classic settings.
 
To verify the version and build number of office you are using, press CTRL+INSERT+V. This command will also indicate if you are running a retail or subscription
version of Office. To verify which JAWS settings are loaded, press INSERT+Q.
 
Improved Performance in Office 365 Applications
 
With the changes made to separate the Office 365 support from the scripts for previous Office versions, we are now able to take advantage of more UIA functionality
provided by Microsoft. There is also much less decision making that needs to be done in the scripts since there are no longer other office versions to
be considered. As a result, users should notice greatly improved performance and responsiveness when using current versions of Word, Excel, and Outlook.
A few areas where users may notice increased responsiveness include:
 
list of 3 items
• Navigating large documents in Word that contain a lot of markup such as footnotes, endnotes, comments, tables, and so on.
• Editing data and formulas in Excel.
• Navigating large message folders in Outlook.
list end
 
For braille users, document spacing an formatting are now more accurately indicated on the braille display. This includes indents, outdents, and tab stops.
We have also addressed several issues with the braille cursor not always being positioned where expected, which made it difficult to sometimes edit using
braille.
 
If you are using a braille display with status cells, it will now also be easier to tell if text is centered or right justified by displaying "cj" or "rj"
in the first two cells when focused on the line containing the centered or right justified content.
 
Notification of Spelling Errors in Word 365
 
JAWS was the first screen reader to introduce Spelling error detection in Microsoft Word around 1998. This feature indicated when the cursor moved into
or out of a spelling or grammatical error while navigating and was also able to count the errors on the current line. These errors could also be marked
in Braille with dots 7 and 8. However, the ability to count the errors and mark them in braille adversely affected the responsiveness of navigating the
document and was turned off by default.
 
The improvements to this feature in JAWS 2019 now offer the following above and beyond the prior functionality:
 
list of 4 items
• Play a buzzer sound during typing, when you press SPACEBAR after entering a misspelled word.
• Reliably underline errors in braille or count the errors on the line navigated to without any decrease in responsiveness.
• Detect advanced proofing issues, not just spelling and grammar errors.
• Read the error inline with the text as you navigate by line, similar to how JAWS indicates other text attributes such as bolded text, indicating the
error with speech, sound or voice change (using the Speech and Sounds Manager).
list end
 
To configure whether or not the buzzer sound is heard when SPACEBAR is pressed after mistyping a word, open Quick Settings (INSERT+V) from Word or Outlook
and select or clear the "Spelling buzzer on mistyped words" check box. This option is available when using JAWS with Office 365 versions higher than 16.0.10000.
 

The other Spelling options in the Microsoft Word Quick Settings, "Spelling error detection" and "Grammatical error detection," currently remain the same.
They allow you to cycle Spelling and Grammar options between off, hearing spelling/Grammar errors as you navigate by character, word, line, or Say All,
or hearing spelling/Grammar errors plus count.
 
Speak Character Phonetically After Pause During Character Navigation
 
As you navigate by character, JAWS will now speak the phonetic representation of letters if you pause for a brief period of time. This enables you to immediately
hear a letter spoken phonetically without the need to perform an additional command.
 
By default, JAWS speaks the character phonetically after a one and a half second pause. To change the amount of time JAWS waits before the phonetic announcement,
or to completely turn off this feature, do the following:
 
list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. If you want changes to only apply to a particular application, select it from the Application list. Otherwise, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default
settings file.
3. Type "Phonetic."
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "When pausing after character navigation, speak character phonetically," then press SPACEBAR to cycle through the available
options.
5. Select OK to exit Settings Center.
list end
 
JAWS also offers a manual option to speak phonetics continuously as you navigate by character. Pressing the Say Character Keystroke (NUM PAD 5) twice quickly
toggles this feature on and off. If you are using the manual option for all letters, the pause announcement will not occur.
 
Prompt to Confirm when Exiting JAWS Now Optional
 
When you perform one of the commands to exit JAWS including INSERT+F4, a prompt displays asking if you are sure you want to quit JAWS. You can then press
ENTER to quit or ESC to cancel. JAWS 2019 now allows you to disable this prompt so that JAWS immediately exits. To disable the shutdown prompt, open the
Basics dialog box located in the JAWS Options menu, and clear the "Prompt to Confirm when Exiting JAWS" check box.
 
New Consolidated Setup Package
 
Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer have to choose
the correct setup executable based on your system as well as which language you need. When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether
you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other than the
default for your operating system, select the Options button on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you are updating an existing
installation, the Options button is not available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.
 
Audio Ducking Support for Windows 10 version 1803 and Higher
 
The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10 Spring 2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes the volume
of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the volume of the music will
be slightly lowered so you can comfortably hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops talking.
 
By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and select the "Lower
the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio Ducking can be turned on through
Settings center by doing the following:
 
list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. In the Search edit box, type "volume" without the quotes.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" in the filtered search results in the tree view.
5. Press SPACEBAR to toggle this option.
list end
 
You can also press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by D to quickly toggle Audio Ducking on or off. The current setting will remain in effect until you press the
layered keystroke again or restart JAWS.
 
TAB Key No Longer Echoed
 
For users who leave Typing Echo enabled, JAWS will no longer announce the TAB key by default. This means you will not constantly hear "ALT+TAB" while switching
between applications or hear "TAB" spoken each time as you move through links on web pages.
 
Note: If you prefer to have the TAB key spoken, or you would like to mute other keys such as SPACEBAR, ENTER, or ESC, open Settings Center and search for
"manage key labels". For more details, refer to this support article on using the
Manage Key Labels
 feature.
 
Announce Multi-line Edit Fields
 
JAWS 2019 can now indicate when focus moves into a multi-line edit field. To enable this announcement, select the new "Announce multi-line edit" option
located in the Miscellaneous group in Settings Center.
 
New Support for Grade 1 Braille Input
 
JAWS now supports grade 1 literary braille input for languages such as English that offer more than one type of braille output. For example, if you open
the Braille Translation group in Settings Center and set the output to Unified English Braille Grade 1, you will now be able to choose between computer
braille or Unified English Braille Grade 1 for input.
 
Skype
 
Skype now offers three options on Windows 10.
 
list of 3 items
1. You can continue using Skype Classic which is version 7 and works very well with JAWS. Note that Skype Classic is expected to be retired at some point
not yet known.
2. You can download and install the new Desktop version 8, which is now supported in JAWS. See details below.
3. You can install the Universal App from the Microsoft Store. However, this is the least accessible at this time and we recommend you install Skype 7
or 8 for the best support.
list end
 
For users moving to Skype 8, please be certain to download the version referred to as "Skype for Windows" which works well on Windows 10. Note that the
Universal App we are not recommending is referred to as "Skype for Windows 10".
 
For those using Skype version 8, we have added some additional keystrokes to help with navigation since these options are not offered in Skype. These commands
are:
 
list of 3 items
• Move to the chat entry field: CTRL+INSERT+E
• Move to the chat history list: CTRL+INSERT+Y
• Move to the conversations list: CTRL+INSERT+N
list end
 
You can also use the JAWS commands INSERT+W and INSERT+H while focused on Skype for a list of most of the keyboard commands you would want to know when
using Skype. For a full list from Microsoft, please visit the
Skype Hotkeys Web Page.
 
Tip: You can assign a keystroke such as ALT+CTRL+S to the Skype icon on the Desktop to quickly open Skype to answer an incoming call. If you are in another
application and you receive an incoming call alert, you can press your shortcut keystroke to open Skype, press INSERT+UP ARROW or INSERT+TAB to read the
caller information, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+P or use TAB to choose Answer or Decline.
 
Help Improve Freedom Scientific Products
 
JAWS 2019 includes a new option which allows us to collect anonymous usage information that is generated as you use the software for your daily tasks.
This data helps us continue to make improvements as well as more easily locate and address problems. Collected data includes JAWS version, operating system
version, language, country, as well as information on various JAWS settings such as the current synthesizer, braille display, and braille table.
 
If you choose to participate, no spoken or braille content is collected and no data is shared with any parties outside of Freedom Scientific. The data
we collect strictly helps us better understand how our software is being used in the field so we can quickly make enhancements to features being used the
most by our customers. If you choose not to participate, then no usage data is collected and transmitted.
 
You can change your selection at any time by doing the following:
 
list of 4 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center and press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default settings file.
2. Navigate to Miscellaneous in the tree view and press RIGHT ARROW to expand the group.
3. Use the SPACEBAR to select or clear the "Submit Anonymous Usage Data" check box.
4. Press ENTER to save your change and close Settings Center.
list end
 
You can also choose whether or not to participate in this program through the Startup Wizard located in the   JAWS Help menu.
 
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Re: JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

dan kysor <dankysor@...>
 

That same link you provided puts professional on my machine, weird

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

 

Hi Dan,

 

I used the same installer and once installed it's the Home version, at least it is on my computer.

 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Go Rams!
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----- Original Message -----

From: dan kysor

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4:02 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

 

This seems to only download jaws professional, so is the home edition not available yet?

dan

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3:23 PM
To: Tech Talk
Subject: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

 

Hi All,

 

The JAWS2019 Beta cycle is now over and this is the release for all.  You'll need an SMA with at least 1 upgrade available to authorize JAWS2019.

 

32 & 64 Bit:

 

 

What's new in JAWS2019:

 

What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading Software

 

This page describes the new features and improvements available in JAWS 2019.

 

list of 3 items
JAWS 2019 Features
Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization

 

JAWS 2019 introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS would
not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount of time before JAWS started
speaking could be significant. While it is not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization process will now be completed simultaneously
to startup. As JAWS searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period" authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to what
is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the authorization check has finished,
JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

 

Separation of Office Scripts

 

JAWS Microsoft Office support for Word, Outlook, and Excel has been separated into different script sets which now load depending on the version of Office
currently running. This makes it much easier to make continued improvements to Office 365 support going forward without the risk of breaking JAWS functionality
in previous versions of Office for users who still rely on these older versions. If you are running Office 2016 or Office 365, and the version number includes
a build number of build 10000 or higher, the newly created Office settings for Word, Outlook, and Excel should be loaded when you run those applications.
If you are running earlier Office versions, JAWS should load the Word Classic, Outlook Classic, or Excel Classic settings.

 

To verify the version and build number of office you are using, press CTRL+INSERT+V. This command will also indicate if you are running a retail or subscription
version of Office. To verify which JAWS settings are loaded, press INSERT+Q.

 

Improved Performance in Office 365 Applications

 

With the changes made to separate the Office 365 support from the scripts for previous Office versions, we are now able to take advantage of more UIA functionality
provided by Microsoft. There is also much less decision making that needs to be done in the scripts since there are no longer other office versions to
be considered. As a result, users should notice greatly improved performance and responsiveness when using current versions of Word, Excel, and Outlook.
A few areas where users may notice increased responsiveness include:

 

list of 3 items
• Navigating large documents in Word that contain a lot of markup such as footnotes, endnotes, comments, tables, and so on.
• Editing data and formulas in Excel.
• Navigating large message folders in Outlook.
list end

 

For braille users, document spacing an formatting are now more accurately indicated on the braille display. This includes indents, outdents, and tab stops.
We have also addressed several issues with the braille cursor not always being positioned where expected, which made it difficult to sometimes edit using
braille.

 

If you are using a braille display with status cells, it will now also be easier to tell if text is centered or right justified by displaying "cj" or "rj"
in the first two cells when focused on the line containing the centered or right justified content.

 

Notification of Spelling Errors in Word 365

 

JAWS was the first screen reader to introduce Spelling error detection in Microsoft Word around 1998. This feature indicated when the cursor moved into
or out of a spelling or grammatical error while navigating and was also able to count the errors on the current line. These errors could also be marked
in Braille with dots 7 and 8. However, the ability to count the errors and mark them in braille adversely affected the responsiveness of navigating the
document and was turned off by default.

 

The improvements to this feature in JAWS 2019 now offer the following above and beyond the prior functionality:

 

list of 4 items
• Play a buzzer sound during typing, when you press SPACEBAR after entering a misspelled word.
• Reliably underline errors in braille or count the errors on the line navigated to without any decrease in responsiveness.
• Detect advanced proofing issues, not just spelling and grammar errors.
• Read the error inline with the text as you navigate by line, similar to how JAWS indicates other text attributes such as bolded text, indicating the
error with speech, sound or voice change (using the Speech and Sounds Manager).
list end

 

To configure whether or not the buzzer sound is heard when SPACEBAR is pressed after mistyping a word, open Quick Settings (INSERT+V) from Word or Outlook
and select or clear the "Spelling buzzer on mistyped words" check box. This option is available when using JAWS with Office 365 versions higher than 16.0.10000.

 


The other Spelling options in the Microsoft Word Quick Settings, "Spelling error detection" and "Grammatical error detection," currently remain the same.
They allow you to cycle Spelling and Grammar options between off, hearing spelling/Grammar errors as you navigate by character, word, line, or Say All,
or hearing spelling/Grammar errors plus count.

 

Speak Character Phonetically After Pause During Character Navigation

 

As you navigate by character, JAWS will now speak the phonetic representation of letters if you pause for a brief period of time. This enables you to immediately
hear a letter spoken phonetically without the need to perform an additional command.

 

By default, JAWS speaks the character phonetically after a one and a half second pause. To change the amount of time JAWS waits before the phonetic announcement,
or to completely turn off this feature, do the following:

 

list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. If you want changes to only apply to a particular application, select it from the Application list. Otherwise, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default
settings file.
3. Type "Phonetic."
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "When pausing after character navigation, speak character phonetically," then press SPACEBAR to cycle through the available
options.
5. Select OK to exit Settings Center.
list end

 

JAWS also offers a manual option to speak phonetics continuously as you navigate by character. Pressing the Say Character Keystroke (NUM PAD 5) twice quickly
toggles this feature on and off. If you are using the manual option for all letters, the pause announcement will not occur.

 

Prompt to Confirm when Exiting JAWS Now Optional

 

When you perform one of the commands to exit JAWS including INSERT+F4, a prompt displays asking if you are sure you want to quit JAWS. You can then press
ENTER to quit or ESC to cancel. JAWS 2019 now allows you to disable this prompt so that JAWS immediately exits. To disable the shutdown prompt, open the
Basics dialog box located in the JAWS Options menu, and clear the "Prompt to Confirm when Exiting JAWS" check box.

 

New Consolidated Setup Package

 

Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer have to choose
the correct setup executable based on your system as well as which language you need. When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether
you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other than the
default for your operating system, select the Options button on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you are updating an existing
installation, the Options button is not available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

 

Audio Ducking Support for Windows 10 version 1803 and Higher

 

The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10 Spring 2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes the volume
of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the volume of the music will
be slightly lowered so you can comfortably hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops talking.

 

By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and select the "Lower
the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio Ducking can be turned on through
Settings center by doing the following:

 

list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. In the Search edit box, type "volume" without the quotes.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" in the filtered search results in the tree view.
5. Press SPACEBAR to toggle this option.
list end

 

You can also press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by D to quickly toggle Audio Ducking on or off. The current setting will remain in effect until you press the
layered keystroke again or restart JAWS.

 

TAB Key No Longer Echoed

 

For users who leave Typing Echo enabled, JAWS will no longer announce the TAB key by default. This means you will not constantly hear "ALT+TAB" while switching
between applications or hear "TAB" spoken each time as you move through links on web pages.

 

Note: If you prefer to have the TAB key spoken, or you would like to mute other keys such as SPACEBAR, ENTER, or ESC, open Settings Center and search for
"manage key labels". For more details, refer to this support article on using the
Manage Key Labels
 feature.

 

Announce Multi-line Edit Fields

 

JAWS 2019 can now indicate when focus moves into a multi-line edit field. To enable this announcement, select the new "Announce multi-line edit" option
located in the Miscellaneous group in Settings Center.

 

New Support for Grade 1 Braille Input

 

JAWS now supports grade 1 literary braille input for languages such as English that offer more than one type of braille output. For example, if you open
the Braille Translation group in Settings Center and set the output to Unified English Braille Grade 1, you will now be able to choose between computer
braille or Unified English Braille Grade 1 for input.

 

Skype

 

Skype now offers three options on Windows 10.

 

list of 3 items
1. You can continue using Skype Classic which is version 7 and works very well with JAWS. Note that Skype Classic is expected to be retired at some point
not yet known.
2. You can download and install the new Desktop version 8, which is now supported in JAWS. See details below.
3. You can install the Universal App from the Microsoft Store. However, this is the least accessible at this time and we recommend you install Skype 7
or 8 for the best support.
list end

 

For users moving to Skype 8, please be certain to download the version referred to as "Skype for Windows" which works well on Windows 10. Note that the
Universal App we are not recommending is referred to as "Skype for Windows 10".

 

For those using Skype version 8, we have added some additional keystrokes to help with navigation since these options are not offered in Skype. These commands
are:

 

list of 3 items
• Move to the chat entry field: CTRL+INSERT+E
• Move to the chat history list: CTRL+INSERT+Y
• Move to the conversations list: CTRL+INSERT+N
list end

 

You can also use the JAWS commands INSERT+W and INSERT+H while focused on Skype for a list of most of the keyboard commands you would want to know when
using Skype. For a full list from Microsoft, please visit the
Skype Hotkeys Web Page.

 

Tip: You can assign a keystroke such as ALT+CTRL+S to the Skype icon on the Desktop to quickly open Skype to answer an incoming call. If you are in another
application and you receive an incoming call alert, you can press your shortcut keystroke to open Skype, press INSERT+UP ARROW or INSERT+TAB to read the
caller information, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+P or use TAB to choose Answer or Decline.

 

Help Improve Freedom Scientific Products

 

JAWS 2019 includes a new option which allows us to collect anonymous usage information that is generated as you use the software for your daily tasks.
This data helps us continue to make improvements as well as more easily locate and address problems. Collected data includes JAWS version, operating system
version, language, country, as well as information on various JAWS settings such as the current synthesizer, braille display, and braille table.

 

If you choose to participate, no spoken or braille content is collected and no data is shared with any parties outside of Freedom Scientific. The data
we collect strictly helps us better understand how our software is being used in the field so we can quickly make enhancements to features being used the
most by our customers. If you choose not to participate, then no usage data is collected and transmitted.

 

You can change your selection at any time by doing the following:

 

list of 4 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center and press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default settings file.
2. Navigate to Miscellaneous in the tree view and press RIGHT ARROW to expand the group.
3. Use the SPACEBAR to select or clear the "Submit Anonymous Usage Data" check box.
4. Press ENTER to save your change and close Settings Center.
list end

 

You can also choose whether or not to participate in this program through the Startup Wizard located in the   JAWS Help menu.

 

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Re: JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 

Hi Dan,
 
I used the same installer and once installed it's the Home version, at least it is on my computer.
 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Go Rams!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.

----- Original Message -----
From: dan kysor
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

This seems to only download jaws professional, so is the home edition not available yet?

dan

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3:23 PM
To: Tech Talk
Subject: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

 

Hi All,

 

The JAWS2019 Beta cycle is now over and this is the release for all.  You'll need an SMA with at least 1 upgrade available to authorize JAWS2019.

 

32 & 64 Bit:

 

 

What's new in JAWS2019:

 

What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading Software

 

This page describes the new features and improvements available in JAWS 2019.

 

list of 3 items
JAWS 2019 Features
Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization

 

JAWS 2019 introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS would
not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount of time before JAWS started
speaking could be significant. While it is not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization process will now be completed simultaneously
to startup. As JAWS searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period" authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to what
is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the authorization check has finished,
JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

 

Separation of Office Scripts

 

JAWS Microsoft Office support for Word, Outlook, and Excel has been separated into different script sets which now load depending on the version of Office
currently running. This makes it much easier to make continued improvements to Office 365 support going forward without the risk of breaking JAWS functionality
in previous versions of Office for users who still rely on these older versions. If you are running Office 2016 or Office 365, and the version number includes
a build number of build 10000 or higher, the newly created Office settings for Word, Outlook, and Excel should be loaded when you run those applications.
If you are running earlier Office versions, JAWS should load the Word Classic, Outlook Classic, or Excel Classic settings.

 

To verify the version and build number of office you are using, press CTRL+INSERT+V. This command will also indicate if you are running a retail or subscription
version of Office. To verify which JAWS settings are loaded, press INSERT+Q.

 

Improved Performance in Office 365 Applications

 

With the changes made to separate the Office 365 support from the scripts for previous Office versions, we are now able to take advantage of more UIA functionality
provided by Microsoft. There is also much less decision making that needs to be done in the scripts since there are no longer other office versions to
be considered. As a result, users should notice greatly improved performance and responsiveness when using current versions of Word, Excel, and Outlook.
A few areas where users may notice increased responsiveness include:

 

list of 3 items
• Navigating large documents in Word that contain a lot of markup such as footnotes, endnotes, comments, tables, and so on.
• Editing data and formulas in Excel.
• Navigating large message folders in Outlook.
list end

 

For braille users, document spacing an formatting are now more accurately indicated on the braille display. This includes indents, outdents, and tab stops.
We have also addressed several issues with the braille cursor not always being positioned where expected, which made it difficult to sometimes edit using
braille.

 

If you are using a braille display with status cells, it will now also be easier to tell if text is centered or right justified by displaying "cj" or "rj"
in the first two cells when focused on the line containing the centered or right justified content.

 

Notification of Spelling Errors in Word 365

 

JAWS was the first screen reader to introduce Spelling error detection in Microsoft Word around 1998. This feature indicated when the cursor moved into
or out of a spelling or grammatical error while navigating and was also able to count the errors on the current line. These errors could also be marked
in Braille with dots 7 and 8. However, the ability to count the errors and mark them in braille adversely affected the responsiveness of navigating the
document and was turned off by default.

 

The improvements to this feature in JAWS 2019 now offer the following above and beyond the prior functionality:

 

list of 4 items
• Play a buzzer sound during typing, when you press SPACEBAR after entering a misspelled word.
• Reliably underline errors in braille or count the errors on the line navigated to without any decrease in responsiveness.
• Detect advanced proofing issues, not just spelling and grammar errors.
• Read the error inline with the text as you navigate by line, similar to how JAWS indicates other text attributes such as bolded text, indicating the
error with speech, sound or voice change (using the Speech and Sounds Manager).
list end

 

To configure whether or not the buzzer sound is heard when SPACEBAR is pressed after mistyping a word, open Quick Settings (INSERT+V) from Word or Outlook
and select or clear the "Spelling buzzer on mistyped words" check box. This option is available when using JAWS with Office 365 versions higher than 16.0.10000.

 


The other Spelling options in the Microsoft Word Quick Settings, "Spelling error detection" and "Grammatical error detection," currently remain the same.
They allow you to cycle Spelling and Grammar options between off, hearing spelling/Grammar errors as you navigate by character, word, line, or Say All,
or hearing spelling/Grammar errors plus count.

 

Speak Character Phonetically After Pause During Character Navigation

 

As you navigate by character, JAWS will now speak the phonetic representation of letters if you pause for a brief period of time. This enables you to immediately
hear a letter spoken phonetically without the need to perform an additional command.

 

By default, JAWS speaks the character phonetically after a one and a half second pause. To change the amount of time JAWS waits before the phonetic announcement,
or to completely turn off this feature, do the following:

 

list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. If you want changes to only apply to a particular application, select it from the Application list. Otherwise, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default
settings file.
3. Type "Phonetic."
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "When pausing after character navigation, speak character phonetically," then press SPACEBAR to cycle through the available
options.
5. Select OK to exit Settings Center.
list end

 

JAWS also offers a manual option to speak phonetics continuously as you navigate by character. Pressing the Say Character Keystroke (NUM PAD 5) twice quickly
toggles this feature on and off. If you are using the manual option for all letters, the pause announcement will not occur.

 

Prompt to Confirm when Exiting JAWS Now Optional

 

When you perform one of the commands to exit JAWS including INSERT+F4, a prompt displays asking if you are sure you want to quit JAWS. You can then press
ENTER to quit or ESC to cancel. JAWS 2019 now allows you to disable this prompt so that JAWS immediately exits. To disable the shutdown prompt, open the
Basics dialog box located in the JAWS Options menu, and clear the "Prompt to Confirm when Exiting JAWS" check box.

 

New Consolidated Setup Package

 

Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer have to choose
the correct setup executable based on your system as well as which language you need. When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether
you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other than the
default for your operating system, select the Options button on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you are updating an existing
installation, the Options button is not available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

 

Audio Ducking Support for Windows 10 version 1803 and Higher

 

The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10 Spring 2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes the volume
of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the volume of the music will
be slightly lowered so you can comfortably hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops talking.

 

By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and select the "Lower
the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio Ducking can be turned on through
Settings center by doing the following:

 

list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. In the Search edit box, type "volume" without the quotes.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" in the filtered search results in the tree view.
5. Press SPACEBAR to toggle this option.
list end

 

You can also press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by D to quickly toggle Audio Ducking on or off. The current setting will remain in effect until you press the
layered keystroke again or restart JAWS.

 

TAB Key No Longer Echoed

 

For users who leave Typing Echo enabled, JAWS will no longer announce the TAB key by default. This means you will not constantly hear "ALT+TAB" while switching
between applications or hear "TAB" spoken each time as you move through links on web pages.

 

Note: If you prefer to have the TAB key spoken, or you would like to mute other keys such as SPACEBAR, ENTER, or ESC, open Settings Center and search for
"manage key labels". For more details, refer to this support article on using the
Manage Key Labels
 feature.

 

Announce Multi-line Edit Fields

 

JAWS 2019 can now indicate when focus moves into a multi-line edit field. To enable this announcement, select the new "Announce multi-line edit" option
located in the Miscellaneous group in Settings Center.

 

New Support for Grade 1 Braille Input

 

JAWS now supports grade 1 literary braille input for languages such as English that offer more than one type of braille output. For example, if you open
the Braille Translation group in Settings Center and set the output to Unified English Braille Grade 1, you will now be able to choose between computer
braille or Unified English Braille Grade 1 for input.

 

Skype

 

Skype now offers three options on Windows 10.

 

list of 3 items
1. You can continue using Skype Classic which is version 7 and works very well with JAWS. Note that Skype Classic is expected to be retired at some point
not yet known.
2. You can download and install the new Desktop version 8, which is now supported in JAWS. See details below.
3. You can install the Universal App from the Microsoft Store. However, this is the least accessible at this time and we recommend you install Skype 7
or 8 for the best support.
list end

 

For users moving to Skype 8, please be certain to download the version referred to as "Skype for Windows" which works well on Windows 10. Note that the
Universal App we are not recommending is referred to as "Skype for Windows 10".

 

For those using Skype version 8, we have added some additional keystrokes to help with navigation since these options are not offered in Skype. These commands
are:

 

list of 3 items
• Move to the chat entry field: CTRL+INSERT+E
• Move to the chat history list: CTRL+INSERT+Y
• Move to the conversations list: CTRL+INSERT+N
list end

 

You can also use the JAWS commands INSERT+W and INSERT+H while focused on Skype for a list of most of the keyboard commands you would want to know when
using Skype. For a full list from Microsoft, please visit the
Skype Hotkeys Web Page.

 

Tip: You can assign a keystroke such as ALT+CTRL+S to the Skype icon on the Desktop to quickly open Skype to answer an incoming call. If you are in another
application and you receive an incoming call alert, you can press your shortcut keystroke to open Skype, press INSERT+UP ARROW or INSERT+TAB to read the
caller information, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+P or use TAB to choose Answer or Decline.

 

Help Improve Freedom Scientific Products

 

JAWS 2019 includes a new option which allows us to collect anonymous usage information that is generated as you use the software for your daily tasks.
This data helps us continue to make improvements as well as more easily locate and address problems. Collected data includes JAWS version, operating system
version, language, country, as well as information on various JAWS settings such as the current synthesizer, braille display, and braille table.

 

If you choose to participate, no spoken or braille content is collected and no data is shared with any parties outside of Freedom Scientific. The data
we collect strictly helps us better understand how our software is being used in the field so we can quickly make enhancements to features being used the
most by our customers. If you choose not to participate, then no usage data is collected and transmitted.

 

You can change your selection at any time by doing the following:

 

list of 4 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center and press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default settings file.
2. Navigate to Miscellaneous in the tree view and press RIGHT ARROW to expand the group.
3. Use the SPACEBAR to select or clear the "Submit Anonymous Usage Data" check box.
4. Press ENTER to save your change and close Settings Center.
list end

 

You can also choose whether or not to participate in this program through the Startup Wizard located in the   JAWS Help menu.

 

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Re: Google Home VS ,Amazon Echo

Doug Sloan
 

Hi

How do you make a call using google home?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Chris G
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 10:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google Home VS ,Amazon Echo

Hi Ashley,

You can make phone calls with Google Home as well.
Using both devices you can even say call (phone number) and Echo and Google
Home will call those numbers.

What are things in your opinion that Echo can do that Google Home can't?
Google Home in my opinion does a better job when asking oddball questions.
One thing Echo can do that Home can't is the ability to interface with the
Ring video doorbell. However you need a show or spot to have that
functionality work. They just added the ability to talk to someone on the
other side of the door by using the show or spot.

On the flip side, Google Home works with the Nest Hello doorbell.

Hope this helps,
Chris

Chris Grabowski
Mystic Access
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tutorials, one-on-one support and ongoing teleclasses. We also offer
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On Tue, 30 Oct 2018 05:05:36 -0500
"Ashley Breger via Groups.Io" <ashbreger=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Personally I prefer the Amazon echo as you can do more with her. You can
configure the Echo to make phone calls if you sync your contacts. Let me
know if you have any other questions.



Ashley Breger

On Oct 30, 2018, at 3:04 AM, A.Mac via Groups.Io
<a.mcaneney=ntlworld.com@groups.io> wrote:

which is better for the blind,
Google Home VS
Amazon Ec .

--
Thanks for your time in advance.
Later
A.Mac
[all out going mail is scanned by Avira]




Chris Grabowski
Mystic Access
Where the magic is in learning.
https://www.MysticAccess.com
Ready to begin using your assistive technology with confidence while
actually having fun? Visit us to learn about our comprehensive audio
tutorials, one-on-one support and ongoing teleclasses. We also offer
eclectic and timely assistive technology podcasts, a newsletter containing
exclusive news and discounts, regularly updated free downloads, and so much
more.
Contact:
Phone: (716) 543-3323 (Ext. 500)
Twitter: MysticAccess
Facebook: mysticaccessempower


Re: JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

dan kysor <dankysor@...>
 

This seems to only download jaws professional, so is the home edition not available yet?

dan

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3:23 PM
To: Tech Talk
Subject: [TechTalk] JAWS2019.1810.64 Full Release, Beta is Over

 

Hi All,

 

The JAWS2019 Beta cycle is now over and this is the release for all.  You'll need an SMA with at least 1 upgrade available to authorize JAWS2019.

 

32 & 64 Bit:

 

 

What's new in JAWS2019:

 

What's New in JAWS 2019 Screen Reading Software

 

This page describes the new features and improvements available in JAWS 2019.

 

list of 3 items
JAWS 2019 Features
Faster JAWS Startup with Grace Period Authorization

 

JAWS 2019 introduces a new concept to help ease the delay in response when JAWS first launches and looks for authorization. In prior versions, JAWS would
not fully start until proper authorization was found. Since Authorization can include searching for a network license, the amount of time before JAWS started
speaking could be significant. While it is not possible to speed up this period directly, the authorization process will now be completed simultaneously
to startup. As JAWS searches for authorization, it enters a new "grace period" authorization state which provides limited functionality, similar to what
is available on the logon screen, so you can use speech and braille while authorization discovery takes place. Once the authorization check has finished,
JAWS then uses the correct feature set based on the license.

 

Separation of Office Scripts

 

JAWS Microsoft Office support for Word, Outlook, and Excel has been separated into different script sets which now load depending on the version of Office
currently running. This makes it much easier to make continued improvements to Office 365 support going forward without the risk of breaking JAWS functionality
in previous versions of Office for users who still rely on these older versions. If you are running Office 2016 or Office 365, and the version number includes
a build number of build 10000 or higher, the newly created Office settings for Word, Outlook, and Excel should be loaded when you run those applications.
If you are running earlier Office versions, JAWS should load the Word Classic, Outlook Classic, or Excel Classic settings.

 

To verify the version and build number of office you are using, press CTRL+INSERT+V. This command will also indicate if you are running a retail or subscription
version of Office. To verify which JAWS settings are loaded, press INSERT+Q.

 

Improved Performance in Office 365 Applications

 

With the changes made to separate the Office 365 support from the scripts for previous Office versions, we are now able to take advantage of more UIA functionality
provided by Microsoft. There is also much less decision making that needs to be done in the scripts since there are no longer other office versions to
be considered. As a result, users should notice greatly improved performance and responsiveness when using current versions of Word, Excel, and Outlook.
A few areas where users may notice increased responsiveness include:

 

list of 3 items
• Navigating large documents in Word that contain a lot of markup such as footnotes, endnotes, comments, tables, and so on.
• Editing data and formulas in Excel.
• Navigating large message folders in Outlook.
list end

 

For braille users, document spacing an formatting are now more accurately indicated on the braille display. This includes indents, outdents, and tab stops.
We have also addressed several issues with the braille cursor not always being positioned where expected, which made it difficult to sometimes edit using
braille.

 

If you are using a braille display with status cells, it will now also be easier to tell if text is centered or right justified by displaying "cj" or "rj"
in the first two cells when focused on the line containing the centered or right justified content.

 

Notification of Spelling Errors in Word 365

 

JAWS was the first screen reader to introduce Spelling error detection in Microsoft Word around 1998. This feature indicated when the cursor moved into
or out of a spelling or grammatical error while navigating and was also able to count the errors on the current line. These errors could also be marked
in Braille with dots 7 and 8. However, the ability to count the errors and mark them in braille adversely affected the responsiveness of navigating the
document and was turned off by default.

 

The improvements to this feature in JAWS 2019 now offer the following above and beyond the prior functionality:

 

list of 4 items
• Play a buzzer sound during typing, when you press SPACEBAR after entering a misspelled word.
• Reliably underline errors in braille or count the errors on the line navigated to without any decrease in responsiveness.
• Detect advanced proofing issues, not just spelling and grammar errors.
• Read the error inline with the text as you navigate by line, similar to how JAWS indicates other text attributes such as bolded text, indicating the
error with speech, sound or voice change (using the Speech and Sounds Manager).
list end

 

To configure whether or not the buzzer sound is heard when SPACEBAR is pressed after mistyping a word, open Quick Settings (INSERT+V) from Word or Outlook
and select or clear the "Spelling buzzer on mistyped words" check box. This option is available when using JAWS with Office 365 versions higher than 16.0.10000.

 


The other Spelling options in the Microsoft Word Quick Settings, "Spelling error detection" and "Grammatical error detection," currently remain the same.
They allow you to cycle Spelling and Grammar options between off, hearing spelling/Grammar errors as you navigate by character, word, line, or Say All,
or hearing spelling/Grammar errors plus count.

 

Speak Character Phonetically After Pause During Character Navigation

 

As you navigate by character, JAWS will now speak the phonetic representation of letters if you pause for a brief period of time. This enables you to immediately
hear a letter spoken phonetically without the need to perform an additional command.

 

By default, JAWS speaks the character phonetically after a one and a half second pause. To change the amount of time JAWS waits before the phonetic announcement,
or to completely turn off this feature, do the following:

 

list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center.
2. If you want changes to only apply to a particular application, select it from the Application list. Otherwise, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default
settings file.
3. Type "Phonetic."
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "When pausing after character navigation, speak character phonetically," then press SPACEBAR to cycle through the available
options.
5. Select OK to exit Settings Center.
list end

 

JAWS also offers a manual option to speak phonetics continuously as you navigate by character. Pressing the Say Character Keystroke (NUM PAD 5) twice quickly
toggles this feature on and off. If you are using the manual option for all letters, the pause announcement will not occur.

 

Prompt to Confirm when Exiting JAWS Now Optional

 

When you perform one of the commands to exit JAWS including INSERT+F4, a prompt displays asking if you are sure you want to quit JAWS. You can then press
ENTER to quit or ESC to cancel. JAWS 2019 now allows you to disable this prompt so that JAWS immediately exits. To disable the shutdown prompt, open the
Basics dialog box located in the JAWS Options menu, and clear the "Prompt to Confirm when Exiting JAWS" check box.

 

New Consolidated Setup Package

 

Starting with JAWS 2019, there is now one link to download and install JAWS for all supported operating systems and languages. You no longer have to choose
the correct setup executable based on your system as well as which language you need. When you begin the setup, the installer automatically detects whether
you are using 32 or 64-bit and installs the correct components. If you are doing a new install and you want to use a different language other than the
default for your operating system, select the Options button on the first installation screen and then choose a language. If you are updating an existing
installation, the Options button is not available as JAWS detects the language already installed and updates using the same language.

 

Audio Ducking Support for Windows 10 version 1803 and Higher

 

The JAWS Audio Ducking feature is now supported in the Windows 10 Spring 2018 Creators update (version 1803) and higher. Audio Ducking causes the volume
of other programs to be lowered while JAWS is speaking. For example, if you are listening to music and JAWS begins talking, the volume of the music will
be slightly lowered so you can comfortably hear JAWS and then raised back to its current level when JAWS stops talking.

 

By default, audio remains at the same level as JAWS speech. To enable Audio Ducking, open the Startup Wizard from the JAWS Help menu and select the "Lower
the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" checkbox located on the Speech Settings page. Alternatively, Audio Ducking can be turned on through
Settings center by doing the following:

 

list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the JAWS default settings.
3. In the Search edit box, type "volume" without the quotes.
4. Press DOWN ARROW to move to "Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking" in the filtered search results in the tree view.
5. Press SPACEBAR to toggle this option.
list end

 

You can also press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by D to quickly toggle Audio Ducking on or off. The current setting will remain in effect until you press the
layered keystroke again or restart JAWS.

 

TAB Key No Longer Echoed

 

For users who leave Typing Echo enabled, JAWS will no longer announce the TAB key by default. This means you will not constantly hear "ALT+TAB" while switching
between applications or hear "TAB" spoken each time as you move through links on web pages.

 

Note: If you prefer to have the TAB key spoken, or you would like to mute other keys such as SPACEBAR, ENTER, or ESC, open Settings Center and search for
"manage key labels". For more details, refer to this support article on using the
Manage Key Labels
 feature.

 

Announce Multi-line Edit Fields

 

JAWS 2019 can now indicate when focus moves into a multi-line edit field. To enable this announcement, select the new "Announce multi-line edit" option
located in the Miscellaneous group in Settings Center.

 

New Support for Grade 1 Braille Input

 

JAWS now supports grade 1 literary braille input for languages such as English that offer more than one type of braille output. For example, if you open
the Braille Translation group in Settings Center and set the output to Unified English Braille Grade 1, you will now be able to choose between computer
braille or Unified English Braille Grade 1 for input.

 

Skype

 

Skype now offers three options on Windows 10.

 

list of 3 items
1. You can continue using Skype Classic which is version 7 and works very well with JAWS. Note that Skype Classic is expected to be retired at some point
not yet known.
2. You can download and install the new Desktop version 8, which is now supported in JAWS. See details below.
3. You can install the Universal App from the Microsoft Store. However, this is the least accessible at this time and we recommend you install Skype 7
or 8 for the best support.
list end

 

For users moving to Skype 8, please be certain to download the version referred to as "Skype for Windows" which works well on Windows 10. Note that the
Universal App we are not recommending is referred to as "Skype for Windows 10".

 

For those using Skype version 8, we have added some additional keystrokes to help with navigation since these options are not offered in Skype. These commands
are:

 

list of 3 items
• Move to the chat entry field: CTRL+INSERT+E
• Move to the chat history list: CTRL+INSERT+Y
• Move to the conversations list: CTRL+INSERT+N
list end

 

You can also use the JAWS commands INSERT+W and INSERT+H while focused on Skype for a list of most of the keyboard commands you would want to know when
using Skype. For a full list from Microsoft, please visit the
Skype Hotkeys Web Page.

 

Tip: You can assign a keystroke such as ALT+CTRL+S to the Skype icon on the Desktop to quickly open Skype to answer an incoming call. If you are in another
application and you receive an incoming call alert, you can press your shortcut keystroke to open Skype, press INSERT+UP ARROW or INSERT+TAB to read the
caller information, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+P or use TAB to choose Answer or Decline.

 

Help Improve Freedom Scientific Products

 

JAWS 2019 includes a new option which allows us to collect anonymous usage information that is generated as you use the software for your daily tasks.
This data helps us continue to make improvements as well as more easily locate and address problems. Collected data includes JAWS version, operating system
version, language, country, as well as information on various JAWS settings such as the current synthesizer, braille display, and braille table.

 

If you choose to participate, no spoken or braille content is collected and no data is shared with any parties outside of Freedom Scientific. The data
we collect strictly helps us better understand how our software is being used in the field so we can quickly make enhancements to features being used the
most by our customers. If you choose not to participate, then no usage data is collected and transmitted.

 

You can change your selection at any time by doing the following:

 

list of 4 items
1. Press INSERT+6 on the number row to open Settings Center and press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default settings file.
2. Navigate to Miscellaneous in the tree view and press RIGHT ARROW to expand the group.
3. Use the SPACEBAR to select or clear the "Submit Anonymous Usage Data" check box.
4. Press ENTER to save your change and close Settings Center.
list end

 

You can also choose whether or not to participate in this program through the Startup Wizard located in the   JAWS Help menu.

 

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Re: jaws2019 is now released

Rob Hudson
 

janet gross <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:
I usually always pay the SMA which is $120 every other year, and that comes out to $60 a year. Why would someone want to pay $90 a year!

Because they can't afford the 1200 dollar initial outlay, most likely.


Re: jaws2019 is now released

Janet
 

I usually always pay the SMA which is $120 every other year, and that comes out to $60 a year. Why would someone want to pay $90 a year!
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 12:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws2019 is now released

With an SMA costing less, why would anyone pay $90 a year or most assuredly $450 for five years, no break - 5 x 90 = 450.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 10:48 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] jaws2019 is now released

Jaws2019 is now released. And with it, the new licensing system so you can subscribe to jaws for $90 per year, $270 for 3 years or $450 for 5 years of jaws. But as for me, I will use up my SMA’s first. And then I may start subscribing to jaws.



Josh





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Re: opinion about Nfb suit regarding the Wallmart self check-outs

Rob Hudson
 

Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
you didn't deal with my main point. You haven't explained why I am more likely to be robbed at a crowded ATM machine than when I leave the bank after drawing out money.

When you hear about such things, it's almost never "...was robbed after leaving the bank." It's almost always "...was mugged at an ATM." This is because when you're at an ATM you are almost certainly there for withdrawals rather than deposits, whereas in a bank, you could be there for anything. While most ATM machines have cameras on them, I am not sure how wide their field of view is, and if they can catch people lurking off to the side. Where as banks to my knowledge have cameras covering the whole front of the building, in addition to their interiors. Or at least, most of the ones I know about have these cameras.
ATM's are not always located within this kind of security field. They are found in spots like alongside convenience stores, gas stations, drug stores, in the lobbies of places like Walmart, but most of them are located outdoors. You are more likely to be hit using an ATM because it's more convenient for the would-be assailant and it is obvious what you are doing there; somebody can watch you pull out a wad of cash and just get you as you're heading down the sidewalk.
And I wouldn't say that this kind of occurrence is akin to being struck by lightning, although it's depends on where you're located. More robberies, I have found, tend to occur in the down town core of cities rather than out in the suburbs. I don't know why. No I don't have stats to back this up, this is just anecdotal (sp?) evidence based on my own experiences and news reading.


Re: opinion about Nfb suit regarding the Wallmart self check-outs

Gene
 

you didn't deal with my main point.  You haven't explained why I am more likely to be robbed at a crowded ATM machine than when I leave the bank after drawing out money. 
 
I don't know if your statements are correct about how in some neighborhoods blind people are disdained.  I may check statistics comparing the rate of crime among blind and sighted people, but I'm not sure what they tell us.  Are these statistics comparing the incidence of crime by neighborhood, so that the rate is being compared in the same area?  And what other causes may increase the incidence of crime?  For example, to state the obvious, blind people don't drive.  How does the incidence of crime among blind people compare with sighted people who don't drive in the same area? Statistics without proper context and interpretation can lead to all sorts of incorrect conclusions.  So I draw no conclusions nor inferences from what you cite. 
 
Regardless of your attempt to demonstrate that pity is not the predominant emotion sighted people feel, you have not done so.  You talk about some neighborhoods?  Maybe, but how many people are you talking about?  Half a percent?  More?  Less?  How much?  And when you start talking about other countries, that is so removed from the context we are discussing that it is meaningless, even if true, which it may or may not be.  
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] opinion about Nfb suit regarding the Wallmart self check-outs

 
Now you are being plain ridiculous.  Of course you could be robbed of your cash or bank card once you leave the bank.  But you could just as easily be robbed once you leave a store.  And in somecommunities, certain ethnic minorities view blind pedestrians with suspicion and disdain, and will even deliberately walk into them just to demonstrate their machismo superiority.  To these people, walking with a white cane is like waving a red cape in front of a charging bull.  Are you aware that in some countries blind children are abandoned or even murdered by their parents because of the stigma attached to blindness?  So there are plenty of people who don’t necessarily feel sorry for the blind, as you suggest.  According to statistics from the NYPD, blind people  are more likely to be the victims of theft and other crimes than sighted people.  I’m sure if you asked the Chicago PD, they would tell you the same thing.
 
Gerald
 
  
 
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 5:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] opinion about Nfb suit regarding the Wallmart self check-outs
 
If you withdraw money from a teller's station, you'd better never leave the bank.  What is to prevent someone, anyone, from following you and robbing you?  Does blindness make you more  a target?  Not necessarily.  A lot of people feel sorry for blind people.  I don't know if it makes you more a target, less a target, or works out to be neutral.  But your assertion is not self-evident when you take various considerations into account and a proper study would have to be made to reach a valid conclusion.  Naïve?  Hardly.  I am well aware of such devices criminals attach to machines         such as A.T.M.s to steal card information.  I'm not saying which is safer, a teller or an ATM.  I'm saying that your arguments about physically being robbed are unproven assumptions and you don't have any evidence to prove it.  and I have presented arguments that demonstrate that common sense, as in so many areas, is misleading and doesn't support your conclusion.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] opinion about Nfb suit regarding the Wallmart self check-outs
 
 
You are naïve.  Criminals have devised clever techniques for stealing bank and credit cards from unwitting ATM users, even in well-trafficked areas.  And being blind makes you inherently more of a target than a sighted consumer.  Just because an ATM is located in a busy bank vestibule does not necessarily make it safe.  Just ask your local police department.  Common sense tells me that withdrawing cash at a teller window or using the regular check-out counter at the store is safer than using a machine, even if it is totally accessible and located where there are lots of other people around. I’m not being negative.  I’m being vigilant.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] opinion about Nfb suit regarding the Wallmart self check-outs
 
You can purchase headphones that block very little noise.  You can just put one headphone over one ear.  and some common sense is in order for a blind person using an ATM just as for a sighted person.  Perhaps it isn't a good idea to use an ATM on a deserted street in the middle of the night.  But I hardly think using one in a crowded bank vestibule during the day poses the kinds of risks you are discussing. 
 
In addition, if I go to a bank and make a cash withdrawal, how do I know someone isn't following me from the bank to steal my money later when I am in a less crowded area.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] opinion about Nfb suit regarding the Wallmart self check-outs
 

Really?  You're all set?  Well, if you're wearing headphones while you use
the ATM, how would you be aware of a mugger sneaking up behind you to snatch
awayyour bank card and withdrawn cash?  The sight of a white cane or docile
guide dog would make you a prime target.    To be perfectly blunt, I think
it is a bad idea for a blind consumer to use a bank ATM to withdraw cash
because of the security risk, even if it is totally accessible. Sighted
customers have their bank cards stolen every day at ATM kiosk, even though
they should naturally be more aware than blind consumers of suspicious
activity around them.  Security cameras are apparently no detriment to
determined and cagey criminals.  That's why I never use my bank's accessible
ATM's, and always withdraw cash at the teller window, which is much safer.
The one time a teller shortchanged me, I reported it immediately to the
branch manager, who apologized profusely, issued me the shortfall  and
promised that appropriate disciplinary action would be taken against this
individual, whom I never encountered again after that incident.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Evan Reese
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] opinion about Nfb suit regarding the Wallmart self
check-outs

As far as the technology existing for a blind person to completely run one
of those, if the bank machines we have around here are any indicator, then
indeed it does. I can do everything with the bank machines I go to. I just
have to remember to bring a pair of earphones or earbuds and I'm all set. It
tells you what buttons to push to do what, and it repeats what you've chosen
so you can make sure you did what you wanted. It even tells you what
orientation to put your card in so it can read it. It also has a speed
adjustment on the voice, which I always turn up.
So the technology works very well when the company, in this case, my bank,
decides to implement it.
Evan

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 1:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] opinion about Nfb suit regarding the Wallmart self
check-outs

I have often thought that if the two blind organizations could find common
denominators and advocate for them, what a joint-partison lobby they could
be!

I am glad that the associate lost his/her Wal-Mart job showed that person a
thing or two, trying to skim $40 off a blind person, thinking they could get
away with it. Guess who got fooled? The one who should have.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
thomas eberts
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] opinion about Nfb suit regarding the Wallmart self
check-outs

I'm totally blind from birth but with a sighted wife and quite frankly, I do
feel a little apprehension and concern even when making transactions at
regular check-outs with my cards because I cannot see expression and body
language of the cashier dealing with me as perhaps many of you with varying
degrees of sight can.
I believe that the Trump administration will put up hindrances and barriers
to such lawsuits and, in this case, even though there are two main blind
advocacy organizations that do want to be and have the right to remain
separate and distinct, I believe they should negociate to give mutual
support to each other on main vital legislative issues from time to time.
Had they done this inthe past dealing with overall accessibility to
technology as physically handicapped groups did in regards to physical
accomodations we might be much further along with equal access to all
technology and not ;, as it (, putting out these minifires one by one,
making painfully slow progress.
Tom Eberts









 




Re: Jaws and Edge..?

David Moore
 

Hi all!

JAWS 2019 works better in Edge, but Narrator in Windows 1809 works awesome in Edge.

I would say that Narrator in Edge is the fastest browsing experience there is right now!

JAWS 2019 will do what you need it to do in Edge, though, it is just more sluggish than Narrator.

Narrator in Windows 10 1809, is like arrowing through a document in edge, is works so well.

David Moore

 

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From: Jim Wohlgamuth
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:39 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Jaws and Edge..?

 

        Hi there Folks!

Does the new version of Jaws 'Jaws 2019' work with Edge? If not, does anyone know if they ever intend to make it accessible with Edge? Thanks And Have A Good 1! de

<Wohlggie@...><Jim Wohlgamuth>.

 

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