[nabs-l] email, highlighting, and languages

Kaiti Shelton crazy4clarinet104 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 04:49:07 UTC 2015


Hi,

It's a firefox thing, not your JAWS.  Unfortunately, like Michael I
don't know how to turn it off, but perhaps someone else or google
might be able to find something on it.  I found the spelling notices
helpful for most of the time, but just ignored them when I knew the
word was actually spelled correctly, E.G notetaker.

For highlighting, why not just select the lines one at a time?  E.G,
select the first line and highlight it, then move to the next part you
want highlighted and then do that.  If you already know how to
highlight a line, that would make sense; you would just skip the line
you didn't want to highlight and then select the next part of text.
This is what sighted people do when they highlight as well.

For Spanish you will need to learn the braille symbols for the
accented letters, as well as how to write them on a computer keyboard.
I didn't really mess with changing jaws to Spanish when I took the 3
levels that I took in high school, mainly because I had some
difficulty understanding jaws then for reasons unknown, but having it
on English didn't cause problems for me.  The one thing I do wish I
had learned was how to write the accented letters in print.  I always
had to note in English within parentheses when I intended for a tilde
or something to be in a word, and it was really annoying.

On 1/8/15, Michael D Ausbun via nabs-l <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> I can answer the first question, Firefox has a built in spellchecker. Now,
> I'm not sure how to turn it off and on; perhaps someone who uses Firefox
> will be able to let you know (I mostly use Internet explorer).
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jan 8, 2015, at 6:51 PM, Ryan Silveira via nabs-l <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Anna,
>>
>> I am not sure why JAWS is reading “misspelled” before the words that are
>> spelled incorrectly.  I never had that problem when I used JAWS.  You
>> might want to check your verbosity settings (insert V).  As for why it
>> would do it in Firefox and not IE, I have no idea.  I’m not sure you can
>> select non-consecutive lines using JAWS.  I have never actually come
>> across any way to do it, but I will check for you.  With your third
>> question, I can definitely help.  I took Spanish in middle school an high
>> school and found it very easy.  You can put JAWS in Spanish, as well as
>> several other languages.  I can look up how to change languages on the
>> Braille Sence, but I’m sure there is a way to do it.  You will need to
>> learn the braille symbols used for letters with accent marks.  If you
>> like, I can e-mail them to you off-list, as well as detailed instructions
>> on how to put JAWS, your iPhone and your Braille Scense in Spanish.  Sorry
>> I couldn’t help much with your other questions, but I hope my Spanish
>> advice helped.
>>
>>
>> Ryan L. Silveira
>> חָים אהרן בן אברהם
>>
>>> On Jan 8, 2015, at 9:38 PM, Anna Givens via nabs-l <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> I have three separate questions. I need to know how to highlight
>>> non-consecutive lines of text without using a mouse.  I know how to
>>> highlight, but when you need to skip lines of text I don't know how.
>>> I also would like to know why when I am writing an email in my g-mail
>>> account using firefox JAWS reads it differently then when I do it in
>>> IE. Instead of just reading through the text I have written, it
>>> announces "misspelled" everytime it there is a word that is mispelled.
>>> I happen to find that very annoying, I just want it to read through it
>>> misspellings and all. But it doesn't do that in IE.  I want to use
>>> firefox though.  Thoughts??? Suggestions??
>>> Last question is kind of broad: How do you study Spanish as a blind
>>> person.  I am coming up on a Spanish class and would greatly
>>> appreciate any advice I can get. I use JAWS and have a Braille Sense
>>> as well. I also have an IPhone with VO, and a stream.
>>> I would love to hear from people who have done this, and how did you do
>>> it.
>>>
>>> Thanks as always,
>>> Anna E Givens
>>>
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